Monday, August 23, 2010

Cheap and Free Events for August in and around Bowling Green, Kentucky - update #5

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 Hi, all! 
This is the August 2010 - update #5.
Here are some fun events in and around Bowling Green, Kentucky for August. 
Note: they are not all free. 
I will be adding more (later events) this week too. 
Please be sure to check every event before attending, just in case. 
Some events require pre-registration.
Tuesday, August 24

From the Riverview at Hobson Grove site on Facebook:"Riverview at Hobson Grove is pleased to present the program "Nature's Bounty in Textiles" on Tuesday, August 24th at 11:30am. Sandy Staebell, the Registrar and Collections Curator at the WKU Kentucky Museum, will discuss how plants and animals interpret the glory of nature as design elements and pattern names in many historic textiles. Attendees have the opportunity to bring their own quilts and coverlets with natural themes to display and discuss afterwards. For further information, please call Riverview at 843-5565. $15 each. Reservations are required. Riverview is located at 1100 West Main Avenue in Bowling Green's Hobson Grove Park."

Wednesday, August 25

Free computer class: Introduction to Genealogy Resources 6-7 p.m., BG Main Library. You must pre-register. Call 781-4882.

Free Chance to Make a Difference. Learn about the suicide warning signs for Suicide Prevention Month. 6-7:30 p.m., Faith United Methodist Church, 600 Veterans Memorial Highway. Must pre-register. Call 843-8430.

Thursday, August 26

Remember Care Group meeting, 4:30 p.m. Christian Health Center, 1800 Westen Street, BG. For people and families that have had Alzheimers or Dementia affect their lives.

Literary Cafe. Graham Drive Community Branch library, a study hall where kids can come and do homework and also get help from tutors upon request. Find out more: 781-1441.  

BG League of Bicyclists Easy Riders ride. 6 p.m. Starts at Kereiakes Park. Helmets are required. Mostly flat 1-2 mile ride. Suitable for all riders and types of bicycles. Call 784-2836. 

Free Computer Class at the Warren County Main Library. 6-7 p.m. Beginning Your Resume. Must pre-register. Call 781-4882.

Friday, August 27

Bob Kirby Branch Library Teen Scene, 3:30 p.m. 782-0252.

National Corvette Museum Bridal Event. 

7:00 p.m. Sweeney Todd. For ages 12 and up. Capital Arts Youth Theater. 782-2787. 

Saturday, August 28

Free Yoga in the Park 8-9 a.m. Kiwanis Club donations are accepted. 782-6984. Kereikes Park behind the shelter, by the Tennis Courts. Newcomers OK. Email 

3rd Annual Delafield Homecoming Festival - Sugar Maple Square, BG. Live music, dancers, more. 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. Find out more: Call Shirley Y. at 270-904-4063.

Beauty of the Railroad: Depot Architecture. Talk by Eileen Starr.  8:30 a.m. L & N Depot, BG. All Aboard Meeting. 

3rd Annual Down Syndrome Poker Run 9 a.m. $10 and $5 events, Hillvue Heights Church back parking lot on Nashville Road. Call Pam for more info. 792-3052.

Playground Yoga 9:15 a.m. - 10 a.m. for kids age 2-6 and their parents or grandparents. Kereiakes Park, behind the shelter, near the tennis courts. Donations to the Kiwanis Club accepted, but not required.

2nd Annual Family Fun Day with the WKU Football Team. Houchens-Smith Stadium, WKU. Many events. Free parking and admission. Concessions open. 745-6562. Balloon art, inflatables, face painting, more. Meet the Topperettes, the WKU Cheerleaders, and Big Red.

11th Annual Grape Stomp in Portland, Tennessee. Registration starts at 1:30 p.m. Sumner Crest Winery, 615-325-4086.

T.C. Cherry Dedication Ceremony. T.C. Cherry Elementary? Not sure of the location. 2:45 p.m. 

47th Annual Ice Cream Social at Christ United Methodist Church at 716 Cave Mill Road. Everyone is welcome. 842-4343 and 842-8762. Hot dogs, ice cream, inflatables, face painting, more. Adults $7, 12 and under $3.

Vette City Vixens Roller Derby 6:30 p.m. at The Skate Box. $10 at the door, $8 in advance. 843-3394.

Sweeney Todd 7 p.m. Ages 12 and up. Presented by the Capital Arts Youth Theater. 782-2787.

Sunday, August 29

Sweeney Todd 3 p.m. Ages 12 and up. Presented by the Capital Arts Youth Theater. 782-2787.

Monday, August 30

10 a.m. Free Computer class, Facebook for Beginners. Graham Drive Community Branch library. Call to pre-register at 781-1441.

Potter Children's Home children's consignment sale. 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Today is half price. 2350 Nashville Road at the Potter Children's Home Gymnasium.

Car Show 6-10 p.m. at Wha Bah's Steakhouse and Saloon, 782-6400, Tiki Bar and Grill outside.

Tuesday, August 31

Newborn Care and Safety Class 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. at 247 Double Springs Road (The Housing Authority). Run by the Medical Center. You must pre-register. Call 745-0942.

Spanish Explorers Club - BG Main Library, 781-4882. For elementary school students.

PJ Tales Storytime. BG Main Library, 781-4882, ask for Stephanie W. Stories, songs, and a craft. Kids, dress in your PJ's.

6-7 p.m. BG Main Library - Free computer class, Compose your Resume. Must pre-register. Call 781-4882.

Looking ahead:
Wednesday, September 1st

Chaney's Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze. Opens today. Find out more: 843-5567.

Welcome Back WKU Festival - Companies will have booths set up at WKU's South Lawn today from 11-3. Western students probably can find some great freebies here. You can rent a booth for $150.00, contact the BG Chamber of Commerce at 781-3200.

Thursday, September 2nd
BG League of Bicyclists Easy Rider Ride. Helmets are required. Starts at Keriakes Park. "Mostly flat -2 hour ride." Suitable for just about any rider and bike. Questions: Call 784-2836.

September 3 and 4 there will be Ice Cream and a Moovie, Over the Hedge, at Chaney's. 

Also: Keep the date: the International Festival is going to be held on September 25th, 9-7 at Circus Square Park. 

Important:  always check each event before  going to it in case of a typo or  a  correction is needed. I type  these up really fast, but try to get it all right each time. Thanks for your help!

A big thanks to these great sites:
The  WBKO BG Community Events Page at
The Historic Railpark
The WCVK   Community Happenings Page
The Bowling Green Convention and Visitors Bureau
Bowling   Green Events 
The Downtown Redevelopment page 
The clip art at the top and bottom of this  blog  posting is from Microsoft at
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