Monday, October 18, 2010

Events in Bowling Green, Kentucky for October 2010 #3C

Johnny Cash and June Carter CashImage via Wikipedia

The above photo image is of Johnny and June Carter Cash. Their son John will be in Bowling Green on Thursday, October 21st at 6:00. Scroll down for details.


This blog features free and cheap stuff to do in the area - some are free, some are just fun, cool, or neat.
 
Important: always check each event before going to it in case of a typo was made or a correction is needed. Thanks ahead of time.

Things still happening this month: Chaney's Corn Maze (and Birthday Bash), and the Jackson's Orchard pumpkin festival.


Other additions: We have several haunted attractions listed now for this month, both in and near BG.


Monday, October 18th:
The Northern Heights - Parker Bennett community will have a Chili Supper today at 6:30 p.m. This is part of the Celebrate Safe Communities events. See this website for more information.
Also, the BG Presbyterian Church Gallery will feature two jewelry makers today from 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m., Kay Zoretic and Debbie Modin. 842-4162.
Chaney's Corn Maze is today from 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. $6.00 admission, a free scoop of ice cream for completing the maze. 843-5567. From the Soky Happenings page: Bring flashlight for evening trips.
Tuesday, October 19th:
Today will be a WKU Technology Expo at the Mass Media and Technology Hall. Pay parking will be available in front of Diddle arena today. Free tours, Mammoth Cave movie showings, and tours of the TV studio will be offered. Find out more: http://www.wku.edu/techexpo/.
Chaney's Corn Maze is today from 11 a.. - 8 p.m. $6.00 admission, a free scoop of ice cream for completing the maze. 843-5567. From the Soky Happenings page: Bring flashlight for evening trips.
Wednesday, October 20th
Chaney's Corn Maze is today from 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. $6.00 admission, a free scoop of ice cream for completing the maze. 843-5567. From the Soky Happenings page: Bring flashlight for evening trips.
A free adult computer class is held today from 2-3 p.m. at the Kirby Branch library. The class is Mac for Beginners. You must pre-register to take the class by calling 782-0252.
Another computer class for adults is at 2-3 p.m. at the BG Main Library. It is Email Basics. You must pre-register at 781-4882.
Yet another computer class, Facebook Intermediate, is held at 6-7 p.m. at the BG Main Library. Pre-register by calling 781-4882.
The After-School Special is at 3:30 for students of all ages at the Graham Drive community branch library. Call 781-1441 for details.
Thursday, October 21st

(from the mailer postcard) 4-6 p.m., the BG Main library at 1225 State Street will hold a Legislative "Meet and Greet" reception and Proclamation Signing for Friends of Libraries Week. Share your library stories with political candidates and community leaders.
 Right after this, John Carter Cash will have a presentation as part of the library's My Life is an Open Book series at 6:00 p.m. (He is the son of Johnny and June Carter Cash). Free tickets to this are available at the Main library and also at the Kirby branch. Call 270-781-4881 or go to the library site at http://www.warrenpl.org or the My Bowling Green Kentucky Events page to find out more.
Chaney's Corn Maze is today from 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. $6.00 admission, a free scoop of ice cream for completing the maze. 843-5567. From the Soky Happenings page: Bring flashlight for evening trips.
Linda McCray, Director of the BG Human Rights Commission is giving a talk today from 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. at the Bowling Green Technical College Building F Conference Room.
Youth Basketball signups are today at the BG Parks and Rec., 3:30 p.m - 6 p.m. 225 3rd Avenue. 393-3249.
A free computer class, Facebook for Beginners, is today from 6-7 p.m. at the Kirby Branch library. Call 782-0252 to pre-register (required). Classes are on Mac laptops.
Death of a Salesman plays today at the Phoenix Theater at 7 p.m. 781-6233, http://www.ptkbg.org. Tickets are required. Check the site or call for ticket details. 
This is the first day of The Lost River Cave Civil War: Living History Days at Lost River Cave. This is a free event. Make sure to bring earplugs if you go when they will be firing a cannon. Just saying. They have many great photo opportunities there. Here is a photo from a Civil War Dresses booth I saw there in 2008: Civil War Dresses for Sale.
The Haunted Hall and Barn Maze is open at 7:00 at Octagon Hall, Franklin (6040 Bowling Green Road). $10.00 per person. http://www.franklinky.info/event_detail.php?ID=276. 270-586-9343. http://www.octagonhall.com.
The Massacre Haunted House Attraction is open tonight at the Bowling Green KOA. 7-?
$15. for general admission, plus $3.00 for the Hopper Pass to jump ahead in line. The Haunted Forrest Hydra-Trek Scare Ride with Haunted Lake Excursion is $10.00. Haunted Putt-Putt Golf is $4.00. 843-1919, Jeff 202-3201, Travis 792-1021. http://www.horrorindustriesonline.com.
A City Commission Candidate Forum is from 7-8 p.m. at BG Jr. High School. Call 781-3200 for more information.
Friday, October 22nd
This is the second day of The Lost River Cave Civil War: Living History Days at Lost River Cave. This is a free event. Make sure to bring earplugs if you go when they will be firing a cannon. Just saying. They have many great photo opportunities there. Here is a photo from a Civil War Dresses booth I saw there in 2008: Civil War Dresses for Sale.
Hobson Grove has JACK-O-LANTERN JUBILEE today. (From their email): "

Riverview at Hobson Grove is pleased to present Jack-o-Lantern Jubilee on Saturday, October 23rd from 12 noon to 2 pm.  Children will be able to create pumpkins and other fall crafts with paper.  For further information, please call Riverview at 843-5565.  $10 each.  Reservations are required.  Riverview is located at 1100 West Main Avenue in Bowling Green's Hobson Grove Park.  Please keep in contact with upcoming events by adding us to your Address Book and by clicking the "Like" button of our Facebook page."
Their website is here: http://www.bgky.org/riverview/.
From the Warren County library Activities and Programs page: "Singer/Actor Rick Springfield will be at the Main Library Saturday, October 23 at 8 p.m. signing copies of his new book Late, Late at Night: a Memoir. Free tickets are available beginning October 1 at all WCPL locations. Books will be available for purchase at the event. Books only will be signed. No memorabilia will be signed. Doors open at 6 p.m. Arrive early to reserve a numbered place in line. Click here for more information."
Chaney's Corn Maze is today from 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. $6.00 admission, a free scoop of ice cream for completing the maze. 843-5567. From the Soky Happenings page: Bring flashlight for evening trips.

The Haunted Hall and Barn Maze is open at 7:00 at Octagon Hall, Franklin (6040 Bowling Green Road). $10.00 per person. http://www.franklinky.info/event_detail.php?ID=276. 270-586-9343. http://www.octagonhall.com.
The Skeleton's Lair haunted attraction is open today at dusk and goes until midnight. Admission is $18.00. 622-8171, http://www.skeletonslair.com.
The WKU Volleyball "Dig 4 Pink" event is at 7 tonight. Donations will be accepted for the James Brown Cancer Center. E.A. Diddle Arena, WKU. 745-6048.  
The Massacre Haunted House Attraction is open tonight at the Bowling Green KOA, 7-12. $15. for general admission, plus $3.00 for the Hopper Pass to jump ahead in line. The Haunted Forrest Hydra-Trek Scare Ride with Haunted Lake Excursion is $10.00. Haunted Putt-Putt Golf is $4.00. 843-1919, Jeff 202-3201, Travis 792-1021. http://www.horrorindustriesonline.com.
 The Skeleton's Lair haunted attraction is open today at dusk and goes until midnight. Admission is $18.00. 622-8171, http://www.skeletonslair.com.

Teen Scene for Jr. and Sr. high students is at the Bob Kirby branch library today at 3:30. 782-0252.

Saturday, October 23rd: 
The Massacre Haunted House Attraction is open tonight at the Bowling Green KOA, 7-12. $15. for general admission, plus $3.00 for the Hopper Pass to jump ahead in line. The Haunted Forrest Hydra-Trek Scare Ride with Haunted Lake Excursion is $10.00. Haunted Putt-Putt Golf is $4.00. 843-1919, Jeff 202-3201, Travis 792-1021. http://www.horrorindustriesonline.com. 
Chaney's Corn Maze is today from 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. $6.00 admission, a free scoop of ice cream for completing the maze. 843-5567. From the Soky Happenings page: Bring flashlight for evening trips.

The Haunted Hall and Barn Maze is open at 7:00 at Octagon Hall, Franklin (6040 Bowling Green Road). $10.00 per person. Haunted Hall and Barn Maze. 270-586-9343. http://www.octagonhall.com.  
 Sunday, October 24th: 
The Lost River Cave Civil War: Living History Days has its last day today at Lost River Cave. This is a free event. Make sure to bring earplugs if you go when they will be firing a cannon. Just saying. They have many great photo opportunities there. Here is a photo from a Civil War Dresses booth I saw there in 2008: Civil War Dresses for Sale.
The Skeleton's Lair haunted attraction is open today at dusk and goes until 10:00 p.m. Admission is $18.00. 622-8171, http://www.skeletonslair.com.
Chaney's Corn Maze is today from 12 noon - 8 p.m. $6.00 admission, a free scoop of ice cream for completing the maze. 843-5567. From the Soky Happenings page: Bring flashlight for evening trips.
Save the dates for October, November, and December:
October 27th: At  the Hobson House: "Perfect Sentimental Gifts…Silhouettes - Cut free hand in minutes - By nationally known artist Tim Arnold, The Silhouette Man. Start a tradition in your family. Silhouettes make  treasured keepsakes and priceless heirlooms. Tim is recommended by the Smithsonian and is considered to be America’s best silhouettist. He is famous for his accuracy and beautiful interior detailing. In 1990 Tim had the honor of doing former President Bush’s grandchildren. Cutting freehand with ordinary scissors, in 5 minutes or less Tim transforms black paper into timeless profile portraits. Kids do not have to sit still and it doesn’t matter how they are dressed. All ages are welcome, pets too. A facing pair of silhouettes (2 of the same person) .…………...$40. Additional copies cut at the same time (the same person)…... $10. 1 Day Only! 
Wednesday, October 27, 10am until 5pm. Call (270) 843-5565 for an appointment. Limited Times Available"
From the Warren County Public Library events page: Click here for details and watch for information on our next Open Book speaker, John Thorndike on November 4 and Tori Murden McClure on November 18
December 11th and 18th: Chaney's Dairy Barn is having a Breakfast with Santa event from 8:30 to 10:00 a.m. both days. It is a reservation-only event. You can call to reserve a spot starting on November 1st. (From the website: "Reservations will guarantee a seat, but not where you will sit").

 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.

Send me your events! Thanks.

 -Betsyanne 


A big thanks to these great sites:
The Official Tourism Site - Visit Bowling Green, KY
The  WBKO BG Community Events Page at http://www.wbko.com/community
The SOKY Happenings magazine and website
The Historic Railpark http://www.historicrailpark.com/
The WCVK  Community Happenings Page
The Bowling Green Convention and Visitors Bureau
Bowling Green Events 
The My Kentucky Events site
The District Events Page
The Downtown Redevelopment page 
The clip art at the top and bottom of this  blog  posting is from Microsoft at http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/images/.
City Events 
Sign up for the What's Happening This Week email - it's full of events from the Bowling Green Area Convention and Visitors Bureau.

My sites:
The Nontrad site and blog for students going back to school after a break.
The Moon and the Willow Tree blog
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