Sunday, March 27, 2011

Things to do in and around Bowling Green Kentucky March 27th- April 3rd

Welcome to the Cheap and Free Stuff blog. I list weekly selected free and cheap events, plus other worthwhile things to do 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 this blog.
April Fool!

March 27th - April 3rd
Selected events, art exhibits, classes and more in and around Bowling Green, Kentucky

 Going back to school? 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.

A free trial week for InMotion Dance and Yoga Studio and Multicultural Center is March 28-April 2nd. Read more about this great offer.

Have you been inside Morris Jewelry in downtown Bowling Green lately? I stopped in the other day and was it ever beautiful inside! Here is their website: http://morrisjewelrybg.net/ 

New additions since the first posting of this are in red, bolded.


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

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March and April Squirrels in the Square:
Find 6 squirrels at participating shops in Fountain Square through the 31st 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. April will continue this promotion with different hiding places for the cute squirrels. The artists at The Pots Place made these!

You can check Squirrels in the Square at their Facebook page, or online at the Daily News site.

Art Shows and Exhibitions
Daryl Halbrooks and Joe Moninaro (EKU) have an exhibition at Capital Arts through April 19th. 

Photographs of Safe Haven are at the ACCESS Gallery in March at 515 East 10th Avenue. Call for gallery times: 781-0872.

Ivan Wilson FAC at Western will have a Visiting Artist Exhibition from April 1st through May 14th at the FAC Corridor Gallery. 745-3944, http://www.wku.edu/pcal.

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. Some will be for sale too. http://bit.ly/hnjSRA. 745-6083.

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 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
WKU's Department of Theater and Dance has a musical play going on this week, The Spitfire Grill, at 8 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at Gordon Wilson Hall. Tickets are only $5.00 each. Call 745-5845 for more info.


Events and classes:

Sunday, March 27th:
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.

The West Ky. Horse Sale is today at the WKU Ag-Expo Center. Find out more here: http://www.sktpa.com/

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.

The WKU Planetarium features a free program about Celestial Motions today at 2 p.m. It is first come first served here. Get there 15 minutes before the program. 745-4044. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

Monday, March 28th:
A free trial week for the new InMotion Dance and Yoga Studio and Multicultural Center begins today. Read more about this great offer.
 An Adult computer class "Computing for Seniors" takes place at 10 a.m. today at the Graham Drive library. You must pre-register to attend. 781-1441.

The Duck Duck Goose Children's Consignment event at the Potter Children's Home has 1/2 price day today from 10-8. http://www.dkdkgoose.com

Hobby Lobby has a beads workshop with Voletta Havener today. The class is only $10.00 and wire is furnished. Some tools will be available for sharing. Bring beads or buy them there. You must call to pre-register. 842-4281. 

WKU's Department of Theater and Dance has a musical play, The Spitfire Grill, at 8 p.m. at Gordon Wilson Hall tonight. Tickets are only $5.00 each. 745-5845. 
 

Tuesday, March 29th:
A free trial week for InMotion Dance and Yoga Studio and Multicultural Center continues today. Read more about this great offer.
Zingara, a belly dance troupe, will perform at Java City at Helm Library today at noon. 745-6156.
The WKU Planetarium features a free program about Celestial Motions today at 7 p.m. It is first come first served here. Get there 15 minutes before the program. 745-4044. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. 
Chaney's Dairy Barn will feature an acoustic 3-pc. set from Donna Boyd from 6-8. Cover charge is only $5.00 per person.

From the WBKO Community Events page: Artist Talk : LAURIN NOTHEISEN : Potter College Faculty Series, Mar 29, 2011, 7 pm. Recital Hall, Ivan Wilson Fine Arts Center, WKU

A free computer class, "Excel Advanced" takes place at 2:00 p.m. at the Main branch library. You must pre-register to attend. Call 781-4882.

From the WCVK Community Happenings page: "3/29/11 Fundraiser for New Beginnings Therapeutic Riding/WHAS Crusade for Children will be at Mancino’s 4665 Scottsville Rd., Bowling Green, March 29, 3-11 p.m. 15% of proceeds will go to these two non-profit organizations. For more information call 782-6496."

Another free computer class, Digital Catalog Downloading, is at 6  p.m. at the Main branch library. You must pre-register to attend. Call 781-4882.

A free computer class, Job Hunting Online, is at 6 p.m. at the Bob Kirby Branch library. You must pre-register to attend. Call 782-0252.

WKU's Department of Theater and Dance has a musical play, The Spitfire Grill, at 8 p.m. at Gordon Wilson Hall tonight. Tickets are only $5.00 each. 745-5845. 

Wednesday, March 30th:

Bowling Green Amateur Disc Golf Championships start at 9 a.m. today at 3 parks. Contact W.C. Parks and Rec. for more info. at 842-5302.

The free trial week for the new InMotion Dance and Yoga Studio and Multicultural Center continues today. Read more about this great offer.


The City of BG sponsors a Landscape Design, Tree Selection, and Planting Class today with 2 different times: 10-12 noon and 6-7:30 p.m. at the Kaz Abe Beautification Facility on Brookwood Drive. Call for info. at 393-3610.


Graham Drive library sponsors a special activity for the After School Special for elementary students today at 3:30: Painting Clay Sculptures. Call 781-1441 for more info.

Thursday, March 31st:
The free trial week for the new InMotion Dance and Yoga Studio and Multicultural Center continues today. Read more about this great offer.


School kids ages Kindergarten through 6th grade are invited to the High Five Kids Club at the Main Branch library today for a story and Fuse Bead fun. 781-4882.

From the WKU News Events Page: "History Department forum March 31: The History DepartmentFrom the Folks that Brought You the Weekend: The History of Labor Unions at 4 p.m. March 31 in Cherry Hall, room 210. The forum will begin with brief presentations by faculty members Dorothea Browder, Anthony Harkins and Patricia Minter followed by questions/discussion with the audience. For information, contact Dr. Robert Dietle, (270) 745-5731." 
The Graham Drive library has a Teen Thursday today with Wii Sports. 781-1441.
A free computer class is offered at the Main Branch library at 6 p.m. called "Beginning Your Resume." You must pre-register to attend. Call 781-4882.
The WKU Planetarium features a free program about Celestial Motions today at 7 p.m. It is first come first served here. Get there 15 minutes before the program. 745-4044. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.   
A free MacBook class. "Intro to PowerPoint" is also today at the Bob Kirby Branch library at 6-7 p.m. You must pre-register to attend. Call 782-0252.
The WKU Chess club meets at 6-9 p.m. at the WKU Faculty House. The public is invited, with all skill levels welcome. 918-809-6278. Ask if you need to bring your chess set.
 
Friday, April 1st:
Happy April Fool's Day!

No fooling though: A free trial week for the new InMotion Dance and Yoga Studio and Multicultural Center continues today. Read more about this great offer.

From the WBKO Community Events page: "Lenten Fish Fry, Mar 25, 2011 - Apr 15, 2011 5 -7 PM Knights of Columbus Hall Searcy Way, Bowling Green, KY
Open to the public, so please invite your friends. March 11th & 18th, and 25th - April 1st, 8th, and 15th from 5 -7 PM. Dine-in or carryout available. Cost is $7 for adults and $3 for children - children five and under eat FREE (dine-in only). Includes choice of fried fish, baked fish, fried catfish, or fried shrimp, our world-famous hush puppies, and a choice of two of the following sides: rice pilaf, french fries, cole slaw, green beans, macaroni & cheese, applesauce, or jello. Soft drinks, coffee, tea, or milk included. Homemade desserts available at nominal cost. Proceeds benefit the Knights of Columbus charities."

 
From the WCVK Community Happenings page: "Bicycle Ride to benefit New Beginnings Therapeutic Riding will be a Chaney’s Dairy Barn, 9191 Nashville Rd., Bowling Green, April 16, 7:30 a.m. Early bird registration deadline is $25 before April 1 and includes a t-shirt. After April 1, the fee is $30 and does not include a t-shirt. For more information call 678-468-9918 or 270-792-5300."

Saturday, April 2nd:
 A free trial week for the new InMotion Dance and Yoga Studio and Multicultural Center ends today. Read more about this great offer.

A Roller Derby doubleheader is today at the Skate Box. Doors open at 4 p.m., first bout is at 5 p.m. See http://www.vettecityrollerderby.com for more info.

From the WBKO Community Calendar: The Teddy Bear Run motorcycle event is today starting at 9:30 a.m. at the Warren County Justice Center. For info. contact Cathy Schutte, 270-783-4357.




Chaney's Dairy Barn will feature the Lost River Cavemen from 6-8. Cover charge is only $5.00 per person.

Sunday, April 3rd:
From the WKU Events pages: A free music program, "The Gift of Music" takes place today at the Ivan Wilson Fine Arts Center FAC 0189, from 3-5 p.m. For info., contact Mitzi Groom mitzi.groom@wku.edu.


"Riverview at Hobson Grove is pleased to host the program "Mustered In" on Wednesday, April 6th at 1:00 p.m. Learn exactly what uniform pieces the soldiers from both the North and South wore from the "Civil War Uniforms Coloring Book" by Peter F. Copeland. Peter Copeland, historical artist, has drawn 21 Confederate uniforms and 24 Union uniforms including men from many different states and ranks as well as several historical figures. Reservations are required. For further information, please call Riverview at 843-5565. Riverview is located at 1100 West Main Avenue in Bowling Green's Hobson Grove Park"

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

The free trial week for InMotion Dance and Yoga Studio and Multicultural Center begins March 28-April 2nd. Read more about this great offer.


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Also from the WCVK site: "Now-4/15 Volunteers are needed for Area 5 Special Olympics Track and Field Competition to be held April 30. 100+ volunteers are needed to assist with track events as well as awards, lunches, and Olympic Town. Interested persons or groups may contact Bowling Green Parks and Recreation at 393-3584 for more information. Volunteer deadline is April 15."

"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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