Sunday, March 13, 2011

March 13th - March 20 - selected events in and near Bowling Green, Kentucky

March 13th - March 20
Selected events, art exhibits, classes and more in and around Bowling Green, Kentucky











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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. Check out this event at their Facebook page, or online at the Daily News site.


WKU has Summer Sessions signups starting today 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!

Art Shows and Exhibitions

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 Mezzanine 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 13th:
Today is the start of Daylight Savings Time. Spring forward 1 hour on your clocks and watches.

Monday, March 14th:
An adult computer class, Computing for Seniors, will be at 10 a.m. today at the Graham Drive Community branch library. You must pre-register to attend. Call 781-1441.

Another free computer class, Excel Intermediate, will be at 6 p.m. tonight at the Main Branch library. Call to pre-register. 781-4882.

A Community Ed Coupon Clipping and Other Ways to Save class is from 6-8 tonight at Moss Middle School. You must pre-register. Call 842-4281 for info. on how to register. Class is $8.00 per person or 2 people for $10.00.

A Best Buddies Fundraiser is at 6-9 p.m. at Buckhead Cafe to benefit the Best Buddies Chapter at WKU. Find out more at http://www.bestbuddies.org.

Tuesday, March 15th:
An Arts Gala happens at 5:30 p.m. at Cumberland Trace Elementary School at 830 Cumberland Trace Road, BG. Local artists and student work will be featured, plus auction items and artistic performances by the students. 781-1356.

A free computer class, Computing for Seniors is at 6 p.m. at the Main Branch library. Call to preregister: 781-4882.

Wednesday, March 16th:
A free computer class, Job Hunting Online, will be at 6 p.m. at the Main Branch library. You must pre-register to attend. Call 781-4882.

Thursday, March 17th:
Today is St. Patrick's Day.
A free MacBook computer class is today at 10-11 a.m. at the Bob Kirby Branch library. The program will be Genealogy Sources Online. You must call to pre-register: 782-0252.

WKU's Helm Library Java City has a St. Patrick's Day Concert at 12 p.m. with Library Leprechauns and Prof. Tom Hunley.

School kids K-5 have a High Five Kids Club meeting today at the Main Library at 5 p.m. A story plus crafts will be happening. Call for info. 781-4882.

Far Away places presents Climing Mt. Everest: Tibet, 2010 by John All at Barnes and Noble at 7 p.m.

Carole Blankenship, soprano, will sing at the WKU Fine Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. "Music from the Boulangerie." This concert is free and open to the public.

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

The WKU Chess club meets today at 6-9 at the WKU Faculty House. The public is welcome. 1-918-809-6278.

Friday, March 18th:
A free concert, "Miles Hoffman - the Viola in Solo Performance" will take place at 11:30 a.m. at the WKU Fine Arts Center.

The AARP meets today at the First Christian Church, BG. from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Call 842-2832 for more information.

Teen Scene has a free computer class today at the Bob Kirby Branch at 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Teens only). They will explore Art Rage software on the Mac. Pre-register by calling 782-0252.

The Bowlig Green Gallery Hop is tonight from 5-8 at 13 different locations. http://www.thebowlinggreengalleryhop.com/ has a free brochure plus map.

Guys and Dolls is playing at 7 p.m. 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.

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

Saturday, March 19th:
A Construction Clinic is today at 8 a.m. at Booth Fire and Safety for the BB and T All American Soap Box Derby entrants. http://www.bgkiwanis.org/soapbox.

A Quilters Day Out Celebration is at the Calvary Baptist Church at 3011 Elrod Road today from 9-3. Lunch will be available to purchase, also quilts, displays, door prizes, and vendors.

A St. Patrick's Dinner and Raffle takes place at the Knights of Columbus Hall at 6 p.m. tonight. Proceeds support the Restoration Fund for St. Joseph Catholic Church. Tickets are $100.00 which include dinner, raffle, beer and wine. Additional Dinner ticket is $35.00. 842-2525.

Disney in Concert: Tale as Old as Time is at 6:00 by Orchestra Kentucky. WKU Van Meter Hall. Call for tickets at 846-2426. http://www.orchestrakentucky.com/family

Guys and Dolls is playing at 7 p.m. 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.

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

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.

Thanks again 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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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.











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