Saturday, January 8, 2011

BG blog posting for January 9-16 Version A

Welcome to the Cheap and Free events listings for this week.

Check this out: The Community Education Winter Classes catalog is now online. Some classes start this month, some next month. The class schedule and the signup sheet download to your desktop as pdf files. If you do not have a pdf reader, you can download one for free here.

Please double-check each announcement here in case of an error. thanks! More selected cheap and free events for the area will be listed here as soon as they are found.


Kristina Arnold's "re cycle" exhibit shows this week at the Capital Arts center from 9-5. 782-2787.

The Gallery at 916 has a Photography exhibit this week from 11:30 a.m. - 5p.m. through February 12th. Voting is $1.00 and goes to CASA. 270-843-5511.

Warren County Library's Bob Kirby branch has an exhibit by Missi Carini and Jenny Morehead through January 28th.

Brenda Brown's art will be shown at the Main Branch library in the Porter Cafe through January 28th too.

The Country Peddler Design-an-Ad Contest  is on exhibit at the Mezzanine Gallery at the Capital Arts Center this month. 782-2787.

A FAVORITE... Lost River Cave's hours this month are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Gift Shop is open 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Tours of the Cave are at the top of each hour.

Sunday, January 9th
From the WBKO Community Events Calendar: Zumba Jam. Jan 9, 2011 2:00-3:30pm, Old Alvaton Gym (6350 Old Scottsville Rd). Fundraiser for the 10U National Ky Bearcats Baseball team. Jaime Hawks, 270-779-8928. This event is $10.00 per person.

From the Visit BG, KY site: Western KY Horse Sale, Sun, January 9, 10am – 12pm, Brown Ag Expo Center, 406 Elrod Rd., Bowling Green (map) Sports/Recreation - For more information call 270-745-3976 or visit

Downton Abbey premieres Sunday on PBS Masterpiece Theater. You can get it even with just basic cable. It is bound to be good. Check it out here.  Twitter will have a live event during the showing. Just post to twitter using the tag #DowntonPBS.

Monday, January 10th

A free computer class, Introduction to Computers and the Internet is held today from 2-3 p.m. at the Main Branch Library's Porter Cafe. You must pre-register to attend. Call 781-4882.

Another free computer class, Microsoft Excel Intermediate, is held today at 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. at the Main Branch Library's Porter Cafe. You must pre-register to attend. Call 781-4882.

Orchestra Kentucky has a concert tonight at 7:30 p.m. called "Fiddle Faddle, The Music of Leroy Anderson." Call 846-2426 for tickets or call 855-232-1452 (toll-free). Free shuttle service will be available from Mariah's restaurant and also the Adams Street parking lot. Tickets start at $10.00 per person.

Tuesday, January 11th

A Cabin Fever Workshop takes place today at 6 p.m. at the Kirby branch of the Warren County Library. Alice Waddell will teach a painting class. You must pre-register to attend. Call 782-0252.

Wednesday, January 12th

A Free MacBook Computer class, Computing for Seniors, takes place today at 2-3 p.m. at the Bob Kirby branch library. You must pre-register to attend. Call 782-0252.

Another free class, Digital Catalog Downloading, is from 2-3 p.m. today at the Main Branch library's Porter Cafe. You must pre-register to attend. Call 781-4882.

An after-school special "for students of all ages is today at 3:30 at the Graham Drive library.

A free computer class, Job Hunting Online, is from 6-7 p.m. at the Main Branch's Porter Cafe today. You must pre-register to attend. Call 781-4882.

Thursday, January 13th
A Cabin Fever Workshop is at 6 p.m. tonight at the Main Branch Library. Patty Teague will teach Calligraphy. You must pre-register to attend. Call 781-4882.

Friday, January 14th

Barnes and Noble have Storytime featuring "How Full is Your Bucket?" today at 11:30 a.m. 746-9779.
Southern Lanes has Senior Fun Day today at 1 p.m. for ages 50 and over. Free coffee, prizes, and more. Call 843-8741.

Saturday, January 15th
Today is the 2011 Winter Antique Tractor Show at the Ag-Expo Center. Tickets are $3.00 and 12 and under are free.
Barnes and Noble will have a book signing by author David Toczko, who wrote "Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill: 50th Anniversary of the Restoration" at 2 p.m. today. 746-9779.

Barnes and Noble have Storytime at 11:00 am. featuring "No Name Calling." Call 746-9779.

Sunday, January 16th
Today is the Lady Topper Basketball "Critter Classic" at Diddle Arena at 2 p.m. Are you a member of Big Red's Rascals? Bring a needed item like clay cat litter or Clorox wipes, and receive a free game ticket. Friends and family can purchase tickets for $5.00 per ticket. 1-800-5-BIGRED.

Very Special Arts (VSA) has an art exhibit that starts today. Their opening is 2-4 p.m. at the Garden Gallery of the Kentucky Museum. 745-2592.

Do you Squidoo? You can make free pages there and make money too! Try making a page there or check out my Squidoo pages. See ya!

My Squidoo pages / The Betsyanne website / Nontraditional Students 
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.
Images are from the free Clker site and also the Microsoft Images pages.

 Join a local club - see the list at the WBKO Club pages.

You can find more events in the Bowling Green, Kentucky area by clicking on the right side of this blog, or picking up a SoKy Happenings magazine. See even more events and charity happenings at the WCVK Community Happenings page.

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, taters, and coffee. All are welcome. For more information call 303-0530.

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

Here is my personal and business site:
Betsy's CGC, Bowling Green, Kentucky

This photo, Turkeys at Brookville Lake in Kentucky, is by LouisvilleUSACE on Flickr.
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