Sunday, December 12, 2010

Cheap and Free events in and around Bowling Green, Kentucky for Monday, December 13, 2010

 These are some selected events in and around the area for Monday, December 13th, 2010.

TONIGHT: (Sunday, December 12th) Masterpiece Classic is showing "Return to Cranford" at 8:00 p.m. tonight. This is part one of two. It is a great show! I have seen it twice already. Just saying.
Love history, and lots of great stories? You will love Return to Cranford.

Much thanks to the Bowling Green Area Convention and Visitors Bureau. 
I added some events from there today.
Other sites are listed at the end of this posting.

December Happenings in and around Bowling Green, Kentucky.
This month: Veterans have free admission to the National Corvette Museum. Call 781-7973 for details.  Also (from a Corvette Museum email) "The National Corvette Museum has named the entire month of December “Dollar Days” for residents of Kentucky who visit the Museum. All month long, Kentucky residents can tour the Museum for a $1.00 admission per person, and will only need to show a Kentucky drivers license to take advantage of the special offer. Children will be admitted at the $1.00 price with adults presenting the Kentucky identification." Also "Visitors can also take a chance to win a 2011 Corvette or Camaro for only $10 and do some holiday shopping in the Corvette Store."

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. 

"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."
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)"

WKU is having their Fall Graduating Seniors Art exhibition this month until the 18th. at Ivan Wilson Fine Arts Gallery, FAC and the Corridor Gallery. Call 745-3944.

Also, 30 Trees of Christmas decorated by students will be on display this month in the Kentucky room of the Kentucky Library and Museum. Call for hours, 745-6082.

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.

 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 until Dec. 19th. 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. 

This month until the 17th, the Warren County Public Library is collecting gently used mittens, coats, gloves, scarves, and hats for children and adults. They will go on Mitten Trees at the libraries. Call  781-4882 for more info.
Monday, December 13th 
December 13-16 will be the Polar Express Event. Polar Express readings will be held in the Dining Car at the Historic RailPark and Museum. You must pre-register. Call 270-745-7317. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Santa is visiting 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Greenwood Mall. Also, there is a Snow Show at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. at Dillard's Court. 782-9047. Pet Night is tonight  with Santa from 6 to 9 p.m.

Ryan's has a Senior Meal Deal today for lunch all week, 1-3 p.m. The price is $5.49 including drink. Call to find out what a Senior is there. 843-1439.

A Free Computer class is at the Main Library at 6-7 p.m. Call first in case it has snowed again, to make sure it is on. In any case, you must pre-register. The class is Beginning Your Resume. 781-4882.

Look for Tuesday and onwards as soon as I can get it typed Monday. :-)

Do you have all your presents bought and wrapped? I don't. But I hope to soon!

Save the dates for later in December:

December 18th: Chaney's Dairy Barn is having a Breakfast with Santa event from 8:30 to 10:00 a.m. 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").

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. Mostly I am totally perfect, (haha) but make an occasional mistake. Oops.

 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.

This cute lantern-carrying Elf is a photo by borevagan/Anders P on Flickr.

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
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