Sunday, November 28, 2010

Cheap and free events in and around Bowling Green, Kentucky for November 2010 Version E

These are some selected events in and around the area. Look for more by clicking the links on this site.

This Kentucky 1976 license plate photo is from Jerry "Woody" on Flickr.

November Happenings for the
BG, KY area, Version #E.

 This month: Veterans have free admission to the National Corvette Museum. Call 781-7973 for details. 

Thank you, Western Kentucky University, for having so many great events this month! You can see more events at the WKU News Upcoming Events page. 

From the SoKy Happenings page: "Military Appreciation Month 8:00AM - 5:00PM FREE Admission the Month of November for All Military, including Police and Firemen, and their immediate families/National Corvette Museum 781-7973 (Bring a military id or copy of DD-214)"

Thanks, SoKy Happenings, for this news and many cheap and free events shared on this posting. You can go to the SoKy Happenings website to see more.

From the WCVK Community Happenings Pages: Now-11/30 Bowling Green/Warren County Special Olympics is having signups for athletes and volunteer coaches now through Nov. 30 for basketball teams for the 2010-2011 season which begins in December. Practices are only twice per week. For more information call Bowling Green Parks and Recreation at 393-3584.

Also: (from WCVK) "Now-12/9 The Vision Multi-Agency Council is collecting retail store gift cards and cash donations now through Dec. 9 to provide Christmas Assistance for youth 13 years of age through high school. Donations can be dropped off at Community Education, Housing Authority of Bowling Green, and the WKU ALIVE Center. For more information call Nancy Booth at 782-0903. "
And from the SoKy Happenings site: "Holiday Greeting Cards 8:00AM - 5:00PM Will be available this Month for people to write messages for our troops-The cards will be sent overseas in late November/National Corvette Museum 781-7973."

Santa photos and visits are this month at Dillards Court at Greenwood Mall through December 24th. Call 782-9047 for hours each day.

Riverview at Hobson Grove is having Victorian Holiday Tours from the 23rd until Dec. 19th (except Thanksgiving, when they are closed.) Call 843-5565 or go to their site at

The Kentucky Museum on WKU's campus has a Holiday Trees and Ornaments exhibit right now. You can see some pictures of them at their Facebook page here. You can see more events at the Calendar Page.

Sunday, November 28th
See the WKU decorated trees at the WKU Library and Museum today in the Museum's Kentucky Room from 1-4 p.m. Call 745-6082 for more info.

Monday, November 29th
The Medical Center is sponsoring a watercolor class today from 10 a.m. to noon at the Health and Wellness Center at Greenwood Mall. You must pre-register.  745-0942,

A free computer class, MS Excel Advanced (pre-reg. required by calling 781-4882) is held today at the BG Main Library.

Pet Night with Santa is tonight at 6-9 p.m. at Dillard's Court at the Greenwood Mall. 782-9047.

Selections from The Nutcracker will be performed by the Louisville Ballet (and Orchestra Kentucky)  at 7:30 at WKU's Van Meter Hall. Call 846-2426 for tickets or go to

Tuesday, November 30th
A Victorian Christmas Card Workshop is being held today at Riverview at Hobson Grove. The cost $5.00 each, and you must call 843-5565 to pre-register.  

PJ Tales takes place at BG Main library at 6 p.m. for families of all ages. Call 781-4882 for more info.

A Planetarium Show is at 7 p.m. at the WKU Planetarium. The show is The Star of Bethlehem. First come, first seated, so come a bit early. Contact Roger Scott with questions at 745-4044.

Berlenz Bar and Grill 270-904-0170, at 1823 Morgantown Road, is having a Free Poker Tournament to benefit the Humane Society and Toys for Tots at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. Over $35,000 in cash and prizes per Soky Happenings. Call for more information.

Also at 7 p.m. (from the WKU News Upcoming Events page) is: "LECTURE: Erin Gruwell, president of the Freedom Writers Foundation. Part of the Mary E. Hensley Lecture Series. Van Meter Hall. Contact Cathie Bryant, 745-4662."

The Skatebox skate center is having $2.00 Skate Night from 6-8 p.m. Call 843-3394.

Dynamic Brass, a former WKU student group, is giving a free concert  at 7:30 p.m. at the Fine Arts Center. From the WKU News Upcoming Events page: "RECITAL: Dynamic Brass featuring WKU alumni performers Danny Benson, Christi Shores, Cody Gilstrap, Daniel Thomas and Matthew Shores. Ivan Wilson Fine Arts Center Recital Hall. Free admission. Contact Music Department, 745-3751."

Wednesday, December 1st
"5:30 p.m.  PRESENTATION: Forced from Our Villages. Mass Media and Technology Hall Auditorium. Contact Jessica Leung, 904-0350.
6 p.m.  PASSPORT TO WELLNESS SERIES: Negotiate or Wait: Control Your Fate. Downing University Center, room 340. Contact Health Education, 745-5033.
6 p.m. RECITAL: Cello Ensemble. Ivan Wilson Fine Arts Center Recital Hall. Free admission. Contact Music Department, 745-3751.
6 p.m.  WORLD AIDS/HIV AWARENESS DAY CANDLELIGHT VIGIL. Centennial Mall. Contact Public Health, 745-2015.
7 p.m. CAMPUS ACTIVITIES BOARD HOLIDAY CONCERT featuring Rudy Currence and Chinua Hawk. Van Meter Auditorium. Free admission. Contact Kenneth Johnson, 745-2459."

From the SOKY Calendar: Riverview at Hobson Grove has a Victorian Christmas Tea and Tour today. The cost is $18.00 each. Find out more by calling 843-5565 (reservations may be required).

An After-school special for students of all ages is at the Graham Community Branch library at 3:30 p.m. Call for info.: 781-1441.

Thursday, December 2nd
From the WKU News Upcoming Events page: "7 p.m. PLANETARIUM SHOW: The Star of Bethlehem. Hardin Planetarium. Contact Roger Scott, 745-4044."

A 2010 Holiday Bash and Auction fundraising event for charity is taking place at the National Corvette Museum today at 5 p.m. Many prizes, vacation packages, and more will be auctioned, and a concert will take place at 6:30. Check this WBKO page for news about the event, times of events, prize descriptions, and how you can bid ahead of time. Jeffrey Steele, Toby Lightman, and Emily West will be there.

Downtown Lights Up is from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. at Fountain Square in Historic Downtown Bowling Green. See the lights being turned on for the season, decorations, refreshments, downtown businesses, carriage rides, entertainment, and more.

WinterDance is tonight at 8 p.m. at WKU's Russell Miller Theater. Here is information from the WKU Potter College web page:  
Featuring faculty and student choreography 
Come see the first Mainstage dance concert of the season!  WinterDance features the WKU Dance Company with choreography by faculty, guest artists, and students.  
Russell H. Miller Theatre, FAC
December 2 - 6, 2010
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Monday at 8:00 pm
Sunday at 3:00 pm
Admission $10.00"

Friday, December 3rd 
From the WKU News Upcoming Events page: "7:30 p.m. CONCERT: A Choral Celebration featuring WKU Men’s/Women’s Chorus, Chorale, RedShirts and TrebleMakers. Eastwood Baptist Church. Admission is $10; $8 for seniors; $5 for students. Contact Music Department, 745-3751."

The BG Gallery Hop is December 3rd, 5-8 p.m. This is a fun event where you can see artist's studios all around town and near town too. Get a map here: http://www.thebowlinggreengalleryhop.comThe Pots Place will be part of this event. 

The Trees of Christmas event starts at the Houchens Center today at 1115 Adams Street. It is open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today. From the WCVK page: "Admission is free. Help local children keep a little warmer this winter by making a donation of hats, gloves, and scarves. For more information call 842-6761."

Saturday, December 4th
From the WKU News Upcoming Events page: "KHSAA COMMONWEALTH GRIDIRON BOWL high school football championships. 3A final at 11 a.m.; 5A final at 3 p.m.; 6A final at 7 p.m. Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium. Contact Campus and Community Events, 745-2497.
7:30 a.m. JUNIOR HILLTOPPER FORENSIC TOURNAMENT. Garrett Conference Center. Contact WKU Forensics, 745-6340.
10:30 a.m.   SKTPA. L.D. Brown Agricultural Exposition Center. Continues Dec. 5. Contact Phillip Veluzat, 646-8798.
11 a.m.  CHRISTMAS IN KENTUCKY. Kentucky Library & Museum. Contact Christy Spurlock, 745-6082.
8 p.m. PERFORMANCE: Anita Renfroe. Van Meter Hall. Contact Campus and Community Events, 745-2497.

Sunday, December 5th
2 p.m. PLANETARIUM SHOW: The Star of Bethlehem. Hardin Planetarium. Contact Roger Scott, 745-4044.
5 p.m.  WWE WORLD TOUR. Diddle Arena. Contact WKU Ticket Office, 745-5222."

Save the dates for later in December:

December 10th is the Holiday Pops concert at WKU. Find out more at the WKU News Upcoming Events page.

From the WCVK page: "12/2-12/12 Public Theatre of Kentucky, 545 Morris Alley, Bowling Green, presents “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” Dec. 2-12, Thursdays at 7 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., and Sundays at 3 p.m. Tickets are $13 adults, $10 students and seniors, $8 under 12 and are available by calling 781-6233." 
"12/3-12/22 32nd annual Trees of Christmas at Eloise Houchens Center, 1115 Adams St., Bowling Green, will be Dec. 3-22, weekdays 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturdays 10 a.m.-4 p.m., and Sundays 1-4 p.m. Admission is free. Help local children keep a little warmer this winter by making a donation of hats, gloves, and scarves. For more information call 842-6761."

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").

December 13-16 will be the Polar Express Event. Polar Express readings in the Dining Car at the Historic RailPark and Museum. You must pre-register. Call 270-745-7317. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

From the WCVK page: "12/10/10 The Symphony at WKU presents its annual Holiday Pops Concert Dec. 10, 8 p.m. in Van Meter Hall. Hear such holiday favorites as A Christmas Festival and Bugler’s Holiday. The Bowling Green Western Choral Society will join The Symphony in The Many Moods of Christmas. Tickets start at $5 for students and discounts are offered for groups of 10 or more. For tickets or more information call 745-7681.

12/2-12/12 Public Theatre of Kentucky, 545 Morris Alley, Bowling Green, presents “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” Dec. 2-12, Thursdays at 7 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., and Sundays at 3 p.m. Tickets are $13 adults, $10 students and seniors, $8 under 12 and are available by calling 781-6233.

Also from the WCVK site: "Til Further Notice Madison Ave. General Baptist Church, 1617 Madison Ave., Bowling Green, serves a free hot breakfast the 2nd and last Saturdays of each month, 8-10 a.m. They have sausage, biscuits and gravy, eggs, fried taters, and coffee. All are welcome. For more information call 303-0530."

Check out the club information at the Daily News page here:
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.
The cute haunted bat drawing is from the Clkr art site at

A big thanks to these great sites:
The Official Tourism Site - Visit Bowling Green, KY
The  WBKO BG Community Events Page at
The SOKY Happenings magazine and website
The Historic Railpark
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
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
Betsy's CGC, Bowling Green, Kentucky
From the WCVK site: "Save money on transportation costs every day with GO bg transit! GO bg transit provides 5 fixed routes, two Saturday Shopping Shuttles, and numerous other shuttles to serve Bowling Green. Purchase a GO Pass and ride for $1 a trip. Students Passes are $40 per semester for unlimited rides. For more information visit or call 782-3162, ext. 238.

BGAMUG: Have more fun and do more with your computer. Join the BGAMUG computer club! Meeting is every fourth Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. See http:/ or call 781-8504.
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