Sunday, March 20, 2011

The Free and Cheap Stuff blog for March 20-27, 2011 - cheap and free events in the Bowling Green, Kentucky area

Welcome to the Cheap and Free Stuff blog. I list selected free and cheap events, plus worthwhile events in the Bowling Green, Kentucky area and sometimes in Nashville or surrounding communities. You can find even more fun events by clicking on the links at side of the blog.

March 20th - March 27th
Selected events, art exhibits, classes and more in and around Bowling Green, Kentucky

WKU has Summer Sessions 2011 signups for both high school students and college students. Check out http://www.wku.edu/summer/soky for more information.

Always double-check each event just in case. Thanks!

Spring flowers
++++++++++++++++++++


March Squirrels in the Square:
Find 6 squirrels at participating shops in Fountain Square this month and win a big, big Surprise Basket filled with neat things. Just find 6 squirrels at shops downtown and turn the card in to Candlemakers on the Square. They have more entry forms too, so pick one up today.

You can check out this event at their Facebook page, or online at the Daily News site.

Art Shows and Exhibitions

An artist's reception for Darrly Halbrook and Joe Moilnaro (EKU) is today at 5-7 p.m. at the Capital Arts Center. This exhibition will be held through April 19th. 

The VSA (Very Special Arts) Exhibit is free and open to the public at the Garden Gallery at the Kentucky Library and Museum this month until March 21st. 745-2592.

Also, they have an art display of Photographs of Safe Haven at the ACCESS Gallery at 515 East 10th Avenue. Call for gallery times: 781-0872.

Kendall McMinimy is showing his art at the WKU Ivan Wilson FAC Corridor Gallery from Feb. 16-March 23rd. 745-3944.

A Modern Atomic Art exhibition will take place Feb. 18th - March 25th at The Gallery at 916. http://www.thegalleryat916.com. 843-5511.

Kim Soule's art will show at the Warren County Public Library Bob Kirby Branch through March 31st.

The Capital Arts Center and Houchen's sponsors the BG/WC Youth Exhibit through March 23rd, Monday through Friday in the Houchens and MSezzanine Calleries.

The US Bank Celebration of the Arts art show opens Feb. 27th and runs through April 2nd at the Kentucky Museum. See all kinds of great art here. http://bit.ly/hnjSRA

Sarah Dineen will show new paintings at WKU's Ivan Wilson FAC Corridor Gallery through April 6th.

A Kentucky Art from the Heart Exhibit is showing at the Main Branch library through March 31st.

GARDEN PLOTS / SPRING BREAK CAMP / WATERPARK PASSES: Signups this month are going on for BG Parks and Rec Garden Plots at Keriakes Park 393-3249, BG Parks and Rec Spring Break Camps 393-3249, and Russell Sims Water park passes, 393-3249. If you want a garden plot, register early because these run out fast.

Signups are taking place for a Fiction Workshop June 13th - July 9th for advanced undergraduate and graduate students at WKU Extended Learning and Outreach. "Release Your Creative Talents!"Contact Dr. David Bell at 745-4406 or email him at david.j.bell@wku.edu for more information.

Plays happening
The Thirty-Nine Steps is presented by Fountain Square Players starting on Thursday, March 17th and going through Sunday, March 20th at the Phoenix Theater. The play is at 8:00 p.m. all evenings except the Sunday matinee, which is at 3:00 p.m. 782-3119. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for students and seniors, and $8 for children under 8.

Guys and Dolls is also playing on Friday, March 18th through Sunday March 20th. Times are 7 p.m. Fri. and Sat., and 2:30 p.m. on Sunday at BG Junior High School. 746-2290.

Events and classes:

Sunday, March 20th:
The Capital Arts Center at 416 East Main Street, BG, hosts a Youth Art Reception today at 12:30 p.m. 782-2787.

A free Geocaching 101 Class "Basic GPS" will take place today at Lost River Cave from 2-4 p.m. Contact Lost River Cave at 393-0077 or Danny Bays at 784-8245 for more info. or what you need to bring with you, etc.

The Thirty-Nine Steps is presented by Fountain Square Players is at 3:00 p.m. at the Phoenix Theater today. 782-3119. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for students and seniors, and $8 for children under 8.

Guys and Dolls is also playing on Friday, March 18th through Sunday March 20th. Times are 7 p.m. Fri. and Sat., and 2:30 p.m. on Sunday at BG Junior High School. 746-2290. Tickets are $7 for adults, and $4 for students 4th through 8th grade. Tickets will be sold in the Atrium lobby an hour before the performance.

Monday, March 21th:
Fairview Cemetery has a Spring Clean Up from 7-4 today. Collect your decorations for holidays or ones that are old or worn by today.

A free adult computer class Introduction to Computers and the Internet (registration is required) is today at 10 a.m. at the Graham Branch library. Call 781-1441 to register.

Hobby Lobby is sponsoring a Beads, Beads, Beads class for only $10.00 from 4-5:30 p.m. today. Elastic is furnished, bring your own beads OR get them there. Violetta will help you shop for them too. Call 842-4281 to register for the class.

Another free computer class PowerPoint for Beginners, is at 6 p.m. at the Main Branch library. You must pre-register. Call 781-4882.

The Corvette City Bop and Dance Club mets from 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome, but you must be 21 or over. Located at the FOP. Call 91-4040 for information.

A play, End Game, is at 8 p.m. at WKU's Gordon Wilson Hall. Tickets are only $5.00. Contact WKU's Dept. of Theater and Dance for more information, 745-5845.

Tuesday, March 22nd:
A free computer class, Computing for Seniors, is at 10 a.m. at the Main Branch Library. You must pre-register. Call 781-4882.

Chuck Klosterman, author of "Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs" and "Eating the Dinosaur" speaks at 7:30 p.m. at WKU's Van Meter Hall as part of WKU's Cultural Enhancement Series.

A play, End Game, is at 8 p.m. at WKU's Gordon Wilson Hall. Tickets are only $5.00. Contact WKU's Dept. of Theater and Dance for more information, 745-5845.

Wednesday, March 23rd:
 Southern Lanes has Senior Fun Days at 1:00 pm. This is for seniors ages 50 and over, and features 3 games of bowling, free coffee and prizes. Call for more info. 843-8741.

A free computer class, Introduction to Genealogy Resources, takes place at 6 p.m. at the Main Branch library. You must pre-register. Call 781-4882.

A J. Sturgeon/S. Tinch student recital takes place today at 7:30 p.m. at the WKU Fine Arts Center. Call 745-3751 for more information.

Thursday, March 24th:
A Remember Care Group meeting for friends or family of dementia or Alzheimer's patients is at 4:30 at the Village Manor, Christian Health Center at 1800 Westen Street. Call 796-6643 for more information.

The Main Branch library has John Carloftis speaking about gardening at 6 p.m. You must have a ticket to attend, but these are free and you can get them at the library or by emailing jaynep@warrenpl.org. Call 781-4882 for more info. 

The WKU Chess Club meets today at 6-9 at the WKU Faculty House. This event is open to the public. 918-809-6278.

Crouch Family Chiropractic is sponsoring a Health and Weight Loss Workshop at 6:30 p.m. You must pre-register to attend. 842-1955.
 
Friday, March 25th:
A Duck Duck Goose Children's Consignment event is today from 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. at the Potter Children's Home, 2350 Nashville Road. http://dkdkgoose.com/bowlinggreen/

Barnes and Noble has a storytime event today at 11:30 a.m. featuring When I Grow Up by Al Yankovic.

Teen Scene features at Vision Board event today at the Bob Kirby Branch library with Alice Gatebood Waddell at 3:30 p.m. This event is for Junior and Senior High School students. "Bring in a few pictures of yourself, and be thinking about what you'd like to accomplish in the next year..." (from Soky Calendar). 

An artist's reception for Darrly Halbrook and Joe Moilnaro (EKU) is today at 5-7 p.m. at the Capital Arts Center. This exhibition will be held through April 19th. 


A free adult play, "Maggie the Pirate" will take place today at 7 p.m. at WKU's Russell Miller Theater. Donations will be accepted. This is a dark play NOT suitable for children. 745-5845.

The Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus Presents Zing Zang Zoom! at 7 p.m. at WKU's Diddle Arena.Get Tickets at 1-800-5BIGRED or online at http://www.ringling.com. This show continues through Sunday.

Redz at WKU DUC presents Friday Nite @ Redz. The Public is welcome for ony $5.00 Students pay only $3.00 Unlimited bowling, billiards and ping-pong. Pizza and soft drinks while suppies last. 4th floor WKU DUC. 745-5794.

A Choral Society concert is tonight at 7:30 p.m. at WKU's Van Meter Auditorium. Tickets are only $5.00 and $3.00 for students. 745-3751.

Saturday, March 26th:
The Total Fitness Connection Run and Walk for Children is today starting at 7:30 a.m. at Basil Griffin Park. Roads into the park will close at 7:30 p.m., so get there early. 781-6714. Find out more here: http://www.runwalkky.com/
From the WCVK site: "3/26/11 2011 Total Fitness Connection’s Run & Walk for Children to benefit Family Enrichment Center will be March 26. There will be a Mini-Marathon, 5K Run and Fun Walk, and Pump & Run (5K) event. Race events will take place at Basil Griffin Park, Three Springs Rd., Bowling Green. A Pasta Party, EXPO, children’s auction, and silent auction will be at Total Fitness Connection, Three Springs Rd., March 25. Register at www.runwalkky.com."
 
Chaney's Dairy Barn has a free concert today by Red River Fiddlers at 6 p.m. 843-5567.
 
The 9th Annual Shamrock Shootout Basketball Tournament is today from 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. at the WKU Preston Center. 64 teams are playing. 615-830-0501. See The Amplifier Article and the Kappa Delta Sorority Page for more information.
 
From the WCVK page: "3/26/11 Empowering Women Seminar will be at Body Works Chiropractic, 2965 N. Mill Ave., Bowling Green, March 26, 10-11:30 a.m. Topics will be De-Stressing Your Life, Healthy Cooking Fast, and The Skin You’re In. To RSVP or for more information about this free seminar call 904-2639."
 
The Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus Presents Zing Zang Zoom! at 11 a.m., 3 p.m., and 7 p.m. at WKU's Diddle Arena.Get Tickets at 1-800-5BIGRED or online at http://www.ringling.com. This show continues through Sunday.
 
The Spring Fling fashion Show is today at Holy Spirit Hall at 4754 Smallhouse Road from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., presented by the Bowling Green Woman's Club to benefit Hospice. Tickets are $12.00 each. Questions, call Janet at 996-8880 or Cathy at 782-6550 or 991-0107.
 
Crouch Family Chiropractic is sponsoring a Health and Weight Loss Workshop at 11 a.m. You must pre-register to attend. 842-1955.
 
J. Price gives a Senior Vocal Recital at the WKU Fine Arts Center tonight at the WKU Fine Arts Center. This event is free to the public.  

Barnes and Noble has a storytime event today at 3:30 p.m. featuring When I Grow Up by Al Yankovic. 

Sunday, March 20th:
 
The 9th Annual Shamrock Shootout Basketball Tournament continues today from 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. at the WKU Preston Center. 64 teams are playing. 615-830-0501. See The Amplifier Article and the Kappa Delta Sorority Page for more information.
 
The Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus Presents Zing Zang Zoom! at 1 and 5 p.m. at WKU's Diddle Arena.Get Tickets at 1-800-5BIGRED or online at http://www.ringling.com. This show continues through Sunday. 

WKU Redz has Super Sunday at the WKU DUC today from 2 p.m. - 10:45 p.m. Tickets are $3.00. 745-5794. Find out more here: http://www.wku.edu/StuAffairs/SAUC/uclp/redz.htm.

Wayne Pope and Julie Pride have a baritone and piano recital "The Lies we Tell" at 3 p.m. at the WKU Fine Arts Center. This event is free and open to the public.
 
The Western Kentucky Horse Sale is today at the WKU Ag-Expo Center. 745-3976.

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

 http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_aoqGLOaSYXI/TJ_LCq92neI/AAAAAAAACBA/3xoFSwMa24w/s1600/bus_clkr2.png 
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 www.casoky.org/transportation 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.











My Squidoo pages / The Betsyanne website / Nontraditional Students


Learn pottery and buy unique pottery and art gifts at The Pots Place http://www.thepotsplace.com.



More about me: Betsy's CGC, Bowling Green, Kentucky


I am a Pots Place Associate, e-book author, and blogger. 


The neat detective is from the Microsoft Clip art image pages. 
The beautiful spring flowers photo at the top of this posting is from Aunt Owwee on Morguefile.


Thanks to the SoKy Happenings magazine for all their information. Please check all events before attending just in case.

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, life coaching and art lessons, logo and form design, and more.
Betsy's CGC, Bowling Green, Kentucky
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...