Sunday, January 16, 2011

Bowling Green, Kentucky free and cheap things to do for January 16-23, 2011, Version A

January 16-23, events, things to do, and more in the Bowling Green, Kentucky area. 

Some events this week include: A Bridal Fest, a horse show, plays, the Fur Ball, and a lot more.
  
This beautiful black car photo from the Corvette Museum in Bowling Green is by amanderson2 on Flickr.

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. Have an event you want listed here? Just list it as a comment.

ART EXHIBITS THIS MONTH

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.
 
EVENTS:

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.


Monday, January 17th
The Health and Wellness Center at the Greenwood Mall is havng a Tai Chi class today. To find out about registration or openings, call 745-0942.


Tuesday, January 18th
The Red Cross is having a Lay Responder Instructor Course today at 430 Center Street from 8-5. You must call to pre-regster at 781-7377. 

A free computer class is offered today at the Main Branch library's Porter Cafe, MS Excel Advanced. You must pre-register to attend. Call 781-4882.


Famous author Mary Jane Clark will speak today at 6 p.m. at Christ Episcopal Church (next to the Main Library). Get your free tickets at all library locations or email jaynep@warrenpl.org. Call 781-488 for more info.


The Mother-Daughter Book club at the Main Branch library meets at 6:30 p.m. This club is for moms with daughters who are K-2nd grade age. This meeting discusses "Because of Winn Dixie". 781-4882.

Wednesday, January 19th
An AARP Driver Safety Program at the Health and Wellness Center will be held at 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. today. Pre-registration is required. Cll 745-0942.


The Bowling Green Neighborhood Sewing Group gets together at Barnes and Noble at 10 a.m. to noon today. New members are welcome. Call Maureen at 991-4431 for more information.


A free computer class is offered today at 6:30 - 7:30 p.m., Microsoft Powerpoint for Beginners, at the Main Branch library's Porter Cafe. You must pre-register to attend. Call 781-4882.


St. James United Methodist Church at 575 Winfield Drive is offering Community Education classes at 6:30 p.m. Call for more information at 842-4949. Here is information from their website: "Wednesday Night Discipleship will start Cycle #3 on January 12.  Class offerings for this third cycle include:  "Women in the Bible" led by Marilyn Roberson, "Money Matters" led by John Yonts, "Introduction to Crochet" led by Sharon McElroy & Clarissa Moore, and also classes for youth and kids."

Thursday, January 20th
Attn: teachers: The play The Miracle Worker shows today at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. (School Day Performance for teachers and students) at WKU's Russell Miller Theater. Students are $5.00 and teachers/chaperones are free. Call 782-9090 for more info. or visit http://www.florastuart.com/aetf.shtml


Lunch and Learn: Learn how to sell your home in today's market and also how to downsize your home at the Bowling Green Country Club, 251 Beech Bend Road at 11:30 a.m. Speakers are Ron Raby and Kathryn Oliver-Place. There is limited seating - RSVP to Village Manor Retirement Community at 270-746-5501.


The Alzheimer's Support group meets today at the Health and Wellness Center at the Greenwood Mall from 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. 745-0942.


The Girl Scout fundraiser, Desserts First! is today from 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. at the Carroll Nicely Conference Center. Music, hors d'oeuvres, a silent auction are part of the festivities. Tickets are $35 per person or $50 per couple. 842-8138.


Chaney's Dairy Barn has a Line Dancing with Bailey event from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Also offered is a $1.00 ice cream scoop in a cup or plain cone. Find out more by calling 843-5567.


The Miracle Worker plays today at the WKU Russell Miller theater at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $8.00 for 12 and under, and $12.00 for adults. Call 782-9090 for more info. or visit http://www.florastuart.com/aetf.shtml


Friday, January 21st
The Red Cross is having a Lay Responder Instructor Course today at 430 Center Street from 8-5. You must call to pre-regster at 781-7377. 

Attn: teachers: The play The Miracle Worker shows today at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. (School Day Performance for teachers and students) at WKU's Russell Miller Theater. Students are $5.00 and teachers/chaperones are free. Call 782-9090 for more info. or visit http://www.florastuart.com/aetf.shtml


Barnes and Noble is having storytime today at 11:30 a.m. The story is "Little Critter Makes an Appearance". Bring your cameras.


A free Macbook computer class for teens, Beginning your resume, is today from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Bob Kirby Branch library. You must pre-register to attend. Call 782-0252.


Eastside Baptist Church at 1706 Smallhouse Road is having a hymn singing today at 7:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome. 


The Miracle Worker plays tonight at the WKU Russell Miller theater at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $8.00 for 12 and under, and $12.00 for adults. Call 782-9090 for more info. or visit http://www.florastuart.com/aetf.shtml


Saturday, January 22nd
The Southern Kentucky Ranch Horse Association is having a Winter Stampede Show today starting at 8 a.m. at the AG Expo Center at 406 Elrod Road. The event continues tomorrow too. Find out more at the EventCrazy site. 745-3976.  


The Red Cross at 430 Center Street is having Adult CPR, Child/Infant CPR, First Aid, Bloodborne Pathogens, and AED class from 8-5 today. You must pre-register to attend. Call 270-781-7377. 


Today is "Faith and Family Day" for Lady Topper Basketball at Diddle Arena at 3 p.m. All church organization members can receive reduced price tickets. See your church pastor for the order form. 1-800-5-BIG RED.


WKU Men's basketball (Student Special tickets) is at 7 p.m. All students can attend with reduced-price tickets by contacting their school guidance counselor or principal for the order form. 1-800-5-BIG RED.


The 4th Annual Fur Ball is tonight from 7-11 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. Black tie is optional. Events include dancing, muic, and a silent auction. Tickets are $65.00 per person, and benefit the Humane Society. 783-9404.



The Miracle Worker plays tonight at the WKU Russell Miller theater at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $8.00 for 12 and under, and $12.00 for adults. Call 782-9090 for more info. or visit http://www.florastuart.com/aetf.shtml

Sunday, January 23rd
The Southern Kentucky Ranch Horse Association's Winter Stampede Show continues today starting at 8 a.m. at the AG Expo Center at 406 Elrod Road. Find out more at the EventCrazy site. 745-3976.  


A Bridal Fest is today from 12 noon - 4 p.m. at the Carroll Nicely Center at 2355 Nashville Road. You may pre-register or buy tickets at the door. Tickets are $10.00 per person. 270-308-0059. Door prizes and a Grand Prize will be awarded. See more about the events and sponsors here: http://www.tdpeventplanninganddesign.com/Bridal-Fest-2011.html and here: http://www.bridalfestbg.com/


The Miracle Worker plays today at the WKU Russell Miller theater at 3:00 p.m. Tickets are $8.00 for 12 and under, and $12.00 for adults. Call 782-9090 for more info. or visit http://www.florastuart.com/aetf.shtml





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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.


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