Sunday, December 26, 2010

Cheap and Free stuff to do for the Bowling Green, Kentucky area December 27th 2010 through New Years Day 2011

Countdown to New Year's Eve and Day!

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday this week. Here are more cheap and free things to do this week and next. I have selected just a few events to list here.

Please double-check each one in case of an error. thanks!

You can find more by clicking on the right side of this blog, or picking up a SoKy Happenings magazine.

You can see more free events for this month on one of the previous postings HERE. 

Here are some of them:

From the WCVK page: "Now-12/31 Rocking’ B Horse and Carriage Company will be offering carriage rides around downtown Bowling Green starting on the square throughout the month of December. Prices are $5 adults, $1 children 13 and under. Half of the proceeds will be donated to different charities including St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital and Kelly Autism Program. 

More about this is from the WBKO Community Events pages:
First Annual Charity Event "Dec 1, 2010 - Dec 31, 2010 5-9 pm (except December 25th)
Downtown Bowling Green
Rockin B Horse & Carriage Company will be hosting a fundraising event throughout the month of December. They will be offering beautiful carriage rides around downtown Bowling Green starting at the square on December 3rd, the day after lighting of the square. It is $5 for adults and $1 for children 13 and under (must be accompanied by an adult). Half the proceeds will be dontaed to the charities of that particular week.
December 3-10 donating to Breast Cancer Awareness
December 11-17 donating to Kellie Autism Program
December 18-24 donating to St Judes Children's Research Hospital
December 26-31 donating to The Boys and Girls Club"

James Beckner 270-792-3838

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." 

From the WBKO Community Events page:
"Morgan Family Holiday Lights  - Dec 6, 2010 - Jan 9, 2011. 1260 Polksville Road, Oakland KY - Free display of Holiday Lights. Roger Morgan, 270-202-7761"

From the WCVK site: 
Also: Now-12/31 Getting a new cell phone for Christmas? Drop off your old phone at one of BRASS’s 25 recycling bins and help support domestic violence survivors. Your donation is tax deductible. For a list of all drop-off locations or more information call 800-928-1183 or visit

Now-1/31 KY Dept. of Fish & Wildlife is collecting Christmas trees for fish attractor work in area lakes. Area drop off sites are the Kentucky Fish & Wildlife Bldg. on WKU’s farm, off Bennett Lane, Bowling Green, the Barren County landfill, or Allen County Transfer Station. For more information all 746-7129.

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.

See even more events and charity happenings at the WCVK Community Happenings page.

Much thanks to the Bowling Green Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, Soky Happenings, the WCVK Happenings pages and WBKO's Community Pages.

Monday, December 27th
There is a Free Poker Tournament benefitting the Marine Corps Toys for Tots program today at Berlenz Bar and Grill. From SoKy Happenings online: "Free Poker Tournament Benefit 6:00PM
BG POKER Championships Raising Money for the Marine Corp Toys for Tots Program-Richest Poker Tournament in Bowling Green History with Over $35,000 in Cash & Prizes Including the Grand Prize of a Seat at The World Series of Poker/Qualifying Games at Berlenz Bar & Grill 270-904-0170 for more info".

The 3rd Annual Artworks exhibition is today at the Presbyterian church gallery downtown from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The ArtWorks website is here:

Tuesday, December 28th
A free computer class is today from 2-3 p.m. at the BG Main library, Microsoft Excel Advanced. You must pre-register by calling 781-4882.

The Bob Kirby branch library will have a Winter Reading Program event at 6 p.m., a movie based on the Nurse Matilda stories. You must pre-register for this too, by calling 781-4882.

PJ Tales Storytime is at 6 p.m. at the Main Library for families of all ages. Call 781-4882 for more information.

A free computer class, E-mail Intermediate, is to be held at 6-7 p.m. at the Main Library. You must pre-register to attend by calling 781-4882.

Wednesday, December 29th
An After-School Special for all ages is held at 3:30 p.m. today at the Graham Drive Branch library. Call 781-1441 for more info.

Thursday, December 30th
The New Year's Drop-In Craft is today from 4-5 p.m. at the BG Main Library. Call 781-4882 for more info.

The Poker Benefit continues tonight at Berlenz at 7 p.m. Call 270-904-0170 for more information.

Friday, December 31st
(New Year's Eve)
Barnes and Noble have a Story Time today featuring Just a Snowman by Mercer Mayer at 11:30 a.m. call 746-9779 for details.

Saturday, January 1st
Happy New Year!

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Also 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.
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