Sunday, November 21, 2010

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

These are some selected events in and around the area. Look for more by clicking the links on this site.
This photo of Scottsville Road is by russubur at Flickr

November Happenings for the BG, KY area, Version #D.
 This month: Veterans have free admission to the National Corvette Museum. Call 781-7973 for details. 

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)"
Also: "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

Tuesday, November 23rd
A free computer class happens today. It is PowerPoint for Beginners, at the BG Main Library from 10-11 a.m. You must pre-register to attend. Call 781-4882.
Another computer class, Computing for Seniors, is at 6-7 p.m. at the BG Main Library. You also must pre-register for this class. Call 781-4882.
Another free class, MacBook Genealogy Sources is from 6-7 p.m. at the Kirby Branch Library. You must pre-register. call 782-0252.
The Skatebox Skate Center is having a $2.00 Skate Night from 6-8 p.m. Call 843-3394. 
Tonight is the WKU Public Astronomy telescope viewing at 7 p.m. Meet at Thompson complex central wing lobby at 7 p.m. Call 745-5940 for more info.

Wednesday, November 24th
At 9-4 today is a viewing of the WKU Student organizations Holiday Trees at the WKU Library and Museum's Kentucky Room. Call 745-6082 for more info.
An After School Special will be held at the Graham Drive Community Branch library at 3:30 p.m. for students of all ages. Call 781-1441 for more info.
The Skate Box is having an Old School and Jam Skaters event from 7-11 p.m. You must have your own skates. $5.00 per person. 843-3394.

Thursday, November 25th

From the WCVK Community Happenings Page: "11/25/10 24th Annual Great Turkey 5k Run & 3K Walk will be at Keriakes Park, Bowling Green, Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 25. Awards include medals, pottery, turkeys, and fresh pies. This event is the sole source of funding for the BG Road Runners WKU student athlete scholarships. For more information and early registration visit"

From the Country Peddler: State Street UMC and First Christian Church are having a free meal on Thanksgiving for "those who may be alone or unable to prepare a meal." Also: "Walk-ins are welcome for dining in at First Christian Church at the corner of State and 11th streets from 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Please call 843-3191 or 303-3251 before November 19 for delivery requests."

Runner's is having a Thanksgiving meal plus Christmas auction on Thanksgiving Day at 4 p.m. Cash prizes and giveaways plus the auction will be going on. The location is in Rockfield, at the Old Rock Mart/Jr. Foods Building at 7493 Russellville Road. The raffle costs $10.00 and the prizes are $500 in cash or a moped. Contact Craig at 270-784-9160. Tickets are available now.

7th Street Baptist Church in Bowling Green is also having Thanksgiving for the homeless on Thanksgiving from 11-2.

The Great Turkcy 5K Run and 3K Walk is today at Kereiakes Park. Registration is at 7 a.m. Call 781-3744 for more information.

Friday, November 26th 
The Pots Place downtown on Fountain Square will be open with lots of new pots available, PLUS a sales shelf. Come visit! We have new holiday windows I helped with, plus a tree.
The Skate Box is having a Skate Special day today. "Let Mom go Shopping and Spend the Day with Us." 1-6 p.m. $7.00, 6 p.m. - 11 p.m. $7.00, 1 p.m. - 11 p.m. $12.00. Prizes, games and more will be available. Call 843-3394 w/questions, or to ask the special rates for groups of 10 or more.
 Rock Garden Farms on 31-W at Woodburn is having an Old Fashioned Christmas in the Country event from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. today and tomorrow. Call 529-9144.

Saturday, November 27th
The Historic RailPark and Train museum has a free event featuring Chris Gadbois sharing his collection of railroad advertisements and the history of railroad marketing at 8:30 a.m. 745-7317.
A South Indian Dance performance featuring Shankaran Mahadevan, classical Carnatic/Bharatanatyam dancer, will take place at South Warren High School Auditorium (BG) from 4 - 5:15 p.m. Adult tickets are $6.00 and students and children are $3.00. Children 12 and under are free. 746-9508. Find out more at the calendar here. 
The National Corvette Museum has a Breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Claus event today at 9 a.m. From the NCM website: "Activities include holiday music, a Nutcracker Ballet performance by WKU Dept. of Dance, arts and crafts activities, a hot buffet breakfast, IGA Land of Sweets and arrival of Santa in a red Corvette! Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for kids, and includes a museum scavenger hunt. Advanced ticket purchase is recommended by calling 270-781-7973. Check out more information here."
Rock Garden Farms on 31-W at Woodburn is having an Old Fashioned Christmas in the Country event from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. today. Call 529-9144. 

Greenwood Spirits Shoppe at 2825 Scottsville road will have a wine and cheese tasting today from 4-6 p.m. 

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.

Save the dates for later in November, and in December:

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").

November 30th, there will have a Christmas Card Workshop at Riverview at Hobson Grove.
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.

12/3/10 Bowling Green Gallery Hop will be Dec. 3, 5-8 p.m. Get acquainted with area artists and city gallery locations. For information about participating galleries or where to pick up an Official Guide and Map visit"

WinterDance at WKU will be December 2-6. 

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
Get an inexpensive web page or blog, lessons on software and how to use your computer, ESL (English as a Second Language) English and writing lessons, artist cards, graphic design, logo and form design, and more.
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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