Monday, December 13, 2010

Cheap and Free stuff to do this week: Dec. 14-19


These are some selected events in and around the area for Tuesday - Sunday, December 14-19.

With the surprising Winter weather, you will want to double-check each event before attending.

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. (#5E)  

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."

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.

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 to reserve free ticket. Call 270-745-7317. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Tuesday, December 14th 

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.

The Polar Express event is from 5-7:30. Read above for details or call 745-7317. You must reserve your free tickets.

A free computer class, Ebay for Beginners (on Macbooks) is at the Bob Kirby Branch library from 6-7 p.m. Call to reserve a spot, 782-0252.

Another Free computer class, Computing for Seniors, is at the Bowling Green library. Call there to reserve your spot too: 781-4882.

Wednesday, December 15th
An after school special for students of all ages is at 3:30 p..m. at the Graham Drive Community Branch library. 563-6651.

A Ladies Night and Open House event is at the Bead Store and More, Green Faerie Designs, 130 Walton Avenue. Call 904-4944.

A Chili Competition is at St. James Methodist Church at 575 Winfield Drive near Keriakes Park at 6:00. The public is invited.  842-4949.

A free  computer class, Facebook for Beginners is at 6:00 at the Main Library. Call 781-4882 to pre-register.

Thursday, December 16th
Wii Tween event is at the Graham Drive Community Branch library today at 5:00 p.m. Call 781-1441 for more info.
A free computer class, Introduction to Genealogy Resources is at 6-7 p.m. at the Main Branch library. Call to pre-register at 781-4882.
Another free computer class, Online Social Media (Macbook class) is at the Bob Kirby branch library today from 6-7 pm. Call to pre-register, 782-0252. 

Friday, December 17
Storytime at Barnes and Noble today will feature Gingerbread Friends by Jan Brett at 11:30 p.m. 746-9779.
The Warren County Fiscal Court has an Open House today  from 2-4 p.m. at the Downtown Warren County Courthouse. Call 843-4146 for more info.

Also, the City Hall will have a Holiday Open House today from 2-4 at the Bowling Green City Hall. Call 393-3000 for more info.

The Presbyterian Church at 1003 State Street will host a Christmas Fest by the Meade County High School Madrigal Singers. Tickets are $10.00 for adults and $7.50 for students. Reservations are required. 843-4707.

Eastside Church of Christ at 1706 Smallhouse Road has a hymn singing today at 7:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome. 843-9925.

Orchestra Kentucky Retro Series has Christmas Madness at 8 p.m. tonight at WKU Van Meter Hall. Find out more: 846-2426.

WKU has Commencement today and tomorrow. 

Saturday, December 18th
A free All Aboard Series talk "Hold 'em Up: Great Train Robberies" will be held at 8:30 a.m. at the Historic Railpark and Train Museum. 745-7317. Danish and coffee will be served.

Chaney's Dairy Barn is having a Breakfast with Santa event from 8:30 to 10:00 a.m. today. 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"). Parents are asked to bring cameras.

WKU has Commencement today.

The Bob Kirby Branch library has Family Story Time toay at 10:30 a.m. 782-0252.

Storytime at Barnes and Noble today will feature Gingerbread Friends by Jan Brett at 3:30 p.m. 746-9779.
Orchestra Kentucky has Christmas Madness at 8 p.m. tonight at WKU Van Meter Hall. Find out more: 846-2426.


Sunday, December 19th
The Skatebox has a Skate with Santa event today from 2-5 p.m. Parents skate free with paid admission of a child for $5.00. 843-3394.

First Baptist Church has a Family Celebration at i7 p.m. at 621 East 12th Avene. Everyone is welcome. 842-0331.

Russellville has a Community Advent Service at 7:00 p.m. with traditional lessons and carols at Grace Episcopal Church at Main and 6th Street, Russellville. 


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.


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 Winter Fairy is by katmary 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.
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