Tuesday, October 12, 2010

October Happenings in and around BG, KY #3

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The above photo image is from Wikipedia. It is Pearce-Ford tower on the campus of Western Kentucky University.


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, both in and near BG.


Tuesday, October 12th:
From the WKU site:  "Life is Dreaming - Vocal performance by Michael Kallstrom - FREE
Location: Ivan Wilson Center-Fine Arts - FAC 0189
Time: 07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Contact: Deloris Trammel Deloris.Trammel@wku.edu"
A free adult computer class (pre-registration required) is at the BG Main Library today at 9-10:30 a.m. It is Microsoft Excel Basics. Call 781-4882 to register. http://www.warrenpl.org.
The New Mars plays today at the Hardin Planetarium at WKU at 7:00 p.m. Admission is free, but it is first-come, first served for seating. 745-4044, http://www.physics.wku.edu/planetarium.
Another free adult computer class, Ebay for Beginners is being held at the Bob Kirby Branch library today at 6-7 p.m. You must pre-register to attend. Call 782-0252 to pre-register.
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.
Wednesday, October 13th
Today is a telescope astronomy viewing at WKU at 7 p.m. at the Thompson Complex. Call for more information at 745-5940, http://www.physics.wku.edu.
An After-School Special happens for students of all ages at 3:30 pm. at the Graham Drive Library today. Call 781-1441 for more information.
A free Adult Computer Class, Introduction to Genealogy Resources, is at 6-7 p.m. at the BG Main Library tonight. You must pre-register to attend. Call 781-4882. http://www.warrenpl.org.
October 13th: From the WKU site: "Guest Percussion Recital - Brian Zator - FREE
Location: Ivan Wilson Center-Fine Arts - FAC 0189
Time: 07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Contact: Deloris Trammel Deloris.Trammel@wku.edu"
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.
Thursday, October 14th:
The New Mars plays today at the Hardin Planetarium at WKU at 7:00 p.m. Admission is free, but it is first-come, first served for seating. 745-4044, http://www.physics.wku.edu/planetarium.
A free adult computer class is at the BG Main Library today from 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. It is called Introduction to Genealogy Resources. You must pre-register by calling 781-4882 to attend. http://www.warrenpl.org.
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.
Kevin and Beverly Mattingly of Kenny's Farmhouse Cheese will speak at Barnes and Noble tonight at 7 p.m. 746-9779. 746-9779.
Fall Fashion, Food and Frills takes place today at 11-7 at the Club at Olde Stone.  Information style shows will be at 1 and 5 p.m. Lunch will be available , with reservations required. Call the Club at Olde Stone at 745-1755 for more information. Their site: http://www.olde-stone.com.
The Covington-Wakefield-Hampton Area Block Party is today at 6-8 p.m. This is a Celebrate Safe Communities event at the vacant lot next to 615 Covington. Call 393-3674 for more information. You can also go to the website here:  NCPC website block party page.
The Massacre Haunted House Attraction is open tonight at the Bowling Green KOA. $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.
Friday, October 15th: 
The Bowling Green Gallery Hop is back on October 15th from 5-8 p.m. and Dec. 3rd. Many different artists and studios are open to check out for free. You can download a brochure here: http://www.wku.edu/library/kylm/events/galleryhop.html.
Also October 15th: From the WKU site: "Symphonic Band Concert
Location: Van Meter Hall - VMH 0108
Time: 07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Contact: Gary Schallert gary.schallert@wku.edu
Description: General Admission $5"
745-3751.
Teen Scene for Jr. and Sr. high students is at the Bob Kirby branch library today at 3:30. 782-0252.
The Bowling Green-Warren County AARP meets today at 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Today is a bake sale fundraiser and silent auction. Call 842-2832 for more information. http://www.m2c3.com/AARP/BGAARP.htm
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.
Hilltopper Hysteria is also today, the 15th. Free admission to the Tipoff event for Men's and Women's basketball at WKU. Many activities. Starts at 7 p.m. E. A Diddle Arena. See the WKU article for more details.
Death of a Salesman plays today at the Phoenix Theater at 8 p.m. 781-6233, http://www.ptkbg.org. Tickets are required. Check the site or call for ticket details.
Peter and the Wolf plays today as part of WKU's Children's Theater series, in the Gordon Wilson Lab Theater at 4:00 p.m. Find out more at the site: http://www.wku.edu/pcal/childrens-theatre.
The Massacre Haunted House Attraction is open tonight at the Bowling Green KOA. $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 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.
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.
Morgantown features Pottersfield Presents: Phobophobia 2010. Starts at 7, goes until midnight. Admission is $10.00. 2286 Rochester Road, Morgantown, Kentucky. 270-261-9639.
Also is Morgantown is  the Haunted Asylum, behind the Butler County Banner on Courthouse Square, open 7-11 p.m. This haunted house attraction gives 100% of its proceeds to Shriner's Hospitals. Here is the website: The Haunted Asylum's Myspace page and go here: Haunt World description for more information too.
Saturday, October 16th:
The Mane Event (from the web page) starts at 9:0 a.m. Tickets are required. (read more here):
"Sponsored by the MAMMOTH CAVE REGIONAL HORSE COUNCIL, The Mane Event is an exciting horse event to be held at the Western Kentucky University Ag Center in Bowling Green on OCTOBER 16th, starting at 9:00 AM.  The first Mane Event was held in 2009, and attracted over 400 people! This is a unique event in South Central Kentucky, and offers not just horse owners but also the general public an opportunity to learn and be entertained by horse-oriented programs and acts.
The event will feature exhibits, educational clinics, food and exciting evening extravaganza. Cost of admission is $10.00 for adults and $5.00 for children ages 6-13, Childern 5 and under are free."
and
The BelleWoodstock music event is also today at the Capital Arts Center at 6 p.m., in downtown Bowling Green. Tickets are just $3.00 and benefit the Bellewood Home for Children. Find out more here: http://www.bellewood.org/music. 796-2012. From the site, "The grand-prize winner will receive the opportunity to perform at the legendary Blue Bird Cafe in Nashville, Tennessee!"
Also held today is D.I.V.A. day, a free mother-daughter, "sisters and friends" event at Briarwood Elementary school, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Find out more from the Daily News article here: http://www.wbko.com/home/headlines/104361309.html. From the article: "It is a day for mothers and daughters, sisters and friends to come together for an event that brings together women age 10 to 99 to celebrate the beauty, strength, and DIVA (Determined, Inspired, Vibrant, Awesome) in every woman!"
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.
Outdoor Movie Night is tonight at 6-9 p.m. in the Nutwood area by T.C. Cherry school.  It is part of the Celebrate Safe Communities program. See this website for more information.
The Lifeskills Run for Autism is today. It will start and finish at the Bowling Green Ballpark. They will have a 4 mile run, a 4 mile wheelchair race, and a 1 mile walk. Races times (from the website) are: 6:30am Registration, 7:55 am 4-mile Wheelchair Race, 8:00 am 4-mile Run (and) 9:00 am 1-Mile Family Walk. 784-2304. Find out more here: http://www.autismrun.org
Death of a Salesman plays today at the Phoenix Theater at 8 p.m. 781-6233, http://www.ptkbg.org. Tickets are required. Check the site or call for ticket details.

Jackson's Orchard has their free Pumpkin Festival today from 8 am. to 6 p.m. 781-5303, http://www.jacksonsorchard.com. There will be many activities there. From their website: "The month of October brings lots of excitement to the Orchard. With Halloween approaching, the color is Orange! You’ll find family fun every weekend for the five weekends before Halloween. That means Wagon Rides to the Pumpkin Patch, Pick-Your-Own Pumpkins, The Corn Maze, Petting Zoo, Pony Rides, Straw Castle, Face Painting, The Goat Ranch, and The Cider Slider, our Children’s Slide. Not to mention all the Great Food including the Jackson's Orchard Hot Dog Cart! Did we mention Caramel Apples?"
Flealand has its Flea Land Octoberfest today from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Children's activities will be here too. Call 843-1978. http://www.flealand.com
The Massacre Haunted House Attraction is open tonight at the Bowling Green KOA, 1960 Three Springs Road, Bowling Green, Kentucky. $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. Get a money-saving coupon here: http://www.SOKYHappenings.com/massacre.
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. Admission is $18.00. 622-8171, http://www.skeletonslair.com.
 
The Haunted Asylum in Morgantown is open tonight. It is located behind the Butler County Banner on Courthouse Square, and open 7-11 p.m. This haunted house attraction gives 100% of its proceeds to Shriner's Hospitals. Here is the website: The Haunted Asylum's Myspace page and go here: Haunt World description for more information too. $10 adults & $5 for children 12 & under.
Sunday, October 17th: 
From the WKU site: "Autumn Collage - Music Dept. Faculty/Friends
Location: Ivan Wilson Center-Fine Arts - FAC 0189
Time: 03:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Contact: Deloris Trammel Deloris.Trammel@wku.edu
Description: Admission: Adults $10 and Students $5"
See more WKU concert events here at the WKU site.
Jackson's Orchard has their free Pumpkin Festival today from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. 781-5303, http://www.jacksonsorchard.com. There will be many activities there. From their website: "The month of October brings lots of excitement to the Orchard. With Halloween approaching, the color is Orange! You’ll find family fun every weekend for the five weekends before Halloween. That means Wagon Rides to the Pumpkin Patch, Pick-Your-Own Pumpkins, The Corn Maze, Petting Zoo, Pony Rides, Straw Castle, Face Painting, The Goat Ranch, and The Cider Slider, our Children’s Slide. Not to mention all the Great Food including the Jackson's Orchard Hot Dog Cart! Did we mention Caramel Apples?"
Chaney's Corn Maze is today from 12 noon - 8 p.m. There is a $6.00 admission, and a free scoop of ice cream for completing the maze. 843-5567. From the Soky Happenings page: Bring a flashlight for evening trips.

Patti Starr, author of Ghosthunting Kentucky, will be signing her book today at 2:00 p.m. at Barnes and Noble. 746-9779.
Death of a Salesman plays today at the Phoenix Theater at 3 p.m. 781-6233, http://www.ptkbg.org. Tickets are required. Check the site or call for ticket details.
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

John Carter Cash will be in Bowling Green on October 21st as part of the library's My Life is an Open Book series. 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.

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The Moon and the Willow Tree blog
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