Monday, April 18, 2011

Events in the BG, KY area April 18-24 2011

Beautiful Redbud in the Springtime.*

Events in the Bowling Green, Kentucky area April 18-24, 2011

Hi to all!  I list weekly selected events, plus other things to do in the Bowling Green, Kentucky area and sometimes in Nashville or surrounding communities. Newly listed events are in red.

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Thank you to the  Bowling Green Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, the SoKy Happenings the Bowling Green Parent magazine, Bowling Green Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, the WCVK Happenings pages and WBKO's Community Events Calendar, the free Clker site and also the Microsoft Images pages.


Lost River Cave is sponsoring an Invasive Plant Pull on April 23rd from 1-4 p.m. You need to pre-register before today in order to receive a free T-shirt. Call 393-0077. (check the site for a contest too)

Bowling Green Hot Rods Baseball has special events during the week this summer. In April they have MinitMart Mondays, All-you-can-eat Tuesdays, Wild Wednesdays, Thrifty Thursdays, Fun Fridays, and Saturday Fireworks. Find out more at http://www.bghotrods.com.

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.

The two Farmer's Markets open this month. Check out their websites: 
#1: The Southern KY Farmer's Market (SKY) (at the Medical Center) http://www.skyfarmersmarket.com
#2: The Bowling Green Farmer's Market (on Scottsville Road) http://bgfarmersmarket.com/

Beech Bend Park is open! They have a lot of events, races and more going on this month. Beech Bend is an amusement park, campground, and has a drag racing strip and oval track too! Check out their site to find out more. http://www.beechbend.com. I just picked up a brochure. So you know, all-day passes that include everything except go-carts and games are 29.99 for adults and 25.99 for children under 54 inches and seniors any size.

Have you been inside Morris Jewelry in downtown Fountain Square, Bowling Green? I stopped in the other day and was it ever beautiful inside! Now to earn some more money to spend there... :-) Here is their website: http://morrisjewelrybg.net/ 

The SoKy Happenings Magazine reminds everyone there is one week left to register to vote before the May primary.  High school students may register at school now, others at the County Clerk or Circuit Clerk/Driver's License offices.

CASA training takes place this week on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, from 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Help young people by training to be their advocate. Find out more by calling 782-5353 or going to their site at http://www.casaofsck.org.

The Adult Softball League registration deadline is Friday, April 15th. Call Parks and Rec. at 393-3249 for more info. Fee is $425.00 per team. Games start May 2nd.


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



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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.

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

Art Shows, Art Classes, and Exhibitions

From the WKU Performing Arts Calendar:  
"Kentucky Museum, April 15 – May 14, Department of Art Spring Graduating Seniors Exhibition
From Graphic Design to Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Weaving, Ceramics and Sculpture, this group exhibition, co-sponsored and hosted by the Kentucky Library and Museum, presents the work of the Department of Art’s Seniors graduating in the Spring of 2011. Saturday, May 14: Closing Reception".


Isabelle Barbuzza is having her an exhibition through May 13th at the WKU Ivan Wilson Fine Arts Center Main Gallery. 745-3944. 

 Daryl Halbrooks and Joe Moninaro (EKU) have an exhibition at Capital Arts through April 19th. 
Also at the Capital this month is Rachael Baumgardner, in the Mezzanine Gallery. 

The Graduating Art Seniors from WKU have their exhibit April 15th through May 14th at the Kentucky Museum. 745-3944. 

Ivan Wilson Fine Arts Center (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

The Bob Kirby Branch Library will show Gayle Novick's work through April 29th. 782-0252.


Photographs from Safe Haven will continue to be shown from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. at the ArtsAccess Gallery at 515 East 10th Ave., BG. Monday through Friday. 781-0872.

Granville Mitchell will exhibit his art at the Warren County (Main Branch) Public Library from 8-8 at the Porter Cafe through April 29th.

Other announcements:

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.

Russell Sims Water Park is having a Pre-Season Pass Sale this month until the 29th. Individuals are $75.00 and a family of 4 is $175. If you sign up now you also get a free pass to the BGPR Fitness Center. Opening Day is May 21st.  393-3249.

Plays, Theater camp, and auditions happening soon

WKU has a play, April 14-19 called A Taste of Honey at Gordon Wilson Lab Theater. 745-5845. Adults are $11.00 and students are $9.00.


Driving Miss Daisy is coming to the PTK April 15th and will continue through May 1st.


Sunburst Youth Theater Day Camp 2011 will take place June 6-17.

Events and classes:

Monday, April 18th
Passover begins today.

It is also a Full Moon. 

This is the last day to register to vote before the May primary. You can register at the County Clerk or Circuit Clerk’s office or the Armed Forces Recruitment office. If you are in high school, you can register to vote at school.

A Free Computer class, Job Hunting Online, is held today at the Warren County Main Branch Library. You must pre-register to attend. Call 781-4882.

TopSoccer is from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. TOPSoccer is at the Lovers Lane Soccer Complex. This soccer team has a "buddy" for each participant. This soccer team is for soccer players ages 5 through high school who have a mental or physical disability. Call 846-1683 or 846-1010 for more information, or go see the site: http://www.sokysoccer.org/Page.asp?n=21190&snid=381750839&org=sokysoccer.org

Another free computer class, MS Excel Advanced, is today from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Main branch library. You must pre-register to attend. Call 781-4882.

WhaBah Steakhouse on Russellville Road and the Kentucky Blues Society is sponsoring Teen Jam from 6-9 p.m. Admission is free. “Bring the whole family”. 782-6400.

Orchestra Kentucky and gospel singer Sandi Patty get together for Sandi Patty on Broadway showing at WKU’s Van Meter Hall tonight at 7:30 p.m. Tickets can be bought online or at the door. A pre-concert chat with Maestro Reed is at 6:45 p.. in the concert hall also. There is free shuttle service available from downtown at Mariah’s and The Bistro and also from WKU Adams Street Parking Lot.

Tuesday, April 19

Today is CASA training 9-2:30 at 922 State Street. Find out more: 782-5353. Help young people by training to be their advocate. http://www.casaofsck.org.

A seed germination class is today from 10-12 p.m. at the Kaz Abe facility at 435 Brookwood Drive in BG. This is hand on learning; bring your own seeds. You must pre-register to attend. Call 393-3610. This event is free for all ages.

A free computer class, MS Excel Intermediate, is at 2-3:30 p.m. at the Main Branch Library. You must pre-register to attend. Cal 781-4882.

The library will have PJ Tales at 6 p.m. for all ages. They will make an egg carton caterpillar to take home and have a butterfly story time.

Another free computer class is today at the Main Branch Library from 6-7 p.m. about Digital Catalog Downloading. You must pre-register to attend. 781-4882.

A Warren County Senior Dance and Potluck happens from 6-9 p.m. at the Warren County Senior Center at 200 East 4th Street, with entertainment by Wade Phillips. This is a Community Action event, and all proceeds benefit Senior Center Enrichment activities. “Bring a covered dish, dance, or just enjoy the musical entertainment.” Tickets are $5.00 and available at the Senior Center.

A WKU Steel Band Concert is at 7:30 p.m. at the WKU Fine Arts Center (FAC) Recital Hall. Tickets are only $4.00 a person. 745-3751.

WKU has a play at 8:00 p.m., A Taste of Honey at Gordon Wilson Lab Theater. 745-5845. Adults are $11.00 and students are $9.00.

Wednesday, April 20th

The 22nd Annual Boys and Girls Club Golf Tournament is today starting at 7:15 a.m. Cost is $125.00 per person. Breakfast and lunch is included. There are 2 sessions. Contact Pam McIntyre for more info: 843-6466.

Bowling Green Technical College holds a Job Fair today starting at noon. The public is invited. If you would like to reserve a booth, contact Kim Jackson or Addilene Hinojoza at 270-901-1132.

New event: The National Corvette Museum is having a Bunny Brunch on Saturday, April 23rd. You must have a reservation BY TODAY to attend. Go to the site for more info. http://corvettemuseum.org/registration/bunny/index.shtml.
An AARP Drive Safety Program for Older Drivers is from 9-1 today at the Greenwood Mall Health and Wellness Center. You must pre-register to attend. 745-0942.

The Bowling Green Sewing Neighborhood Group meets today from 10 a.m.-12 noon at the Warren County Extension Office at 3132 Nashville Road. Bring your sewing maching, cotton fbric, and basic sewing supplies. Questions? Cal Maureen at 991-4431.

A free performance by Technology vs. Horse will be at Java City at WKU today at 12 noon.

A free MacBook computer class is today from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. “Online Social Marketing” at the Bob Kirby branch library.  Learn about MySpace, Twitter, FaceBook, GoogleDocs, LinkedIn, and more. You must pre-register to attend. 782-0252.

Another free computer class, Introduction to Genealogy Resources, is today at 7 p.m. at the Main Branch Library. You must pre-register to attend. Call 781-4882.

Thursday, April 21st

Today is CASA training 9-2:30 at 922 State Street. Find out more: 782-5353. Help young people by training to be their advocate. http://www.casaofsck.org.

The American Red Cross is sponsoring a Disaster Volunteer Meeting and Potluck at 6 p.m. tonight. Call 781-7377 for more info.

A free computer class, Introduction to Computers and the Internet, is tonight from  6-7 p.m. at the Main Branch library. You must pre-register to attend. Call 781-4882.

The WKU Chess Club (copy info) meets at the WKU Faculty House from 6-9 pm. for all skill levels. Call for more info: 918-809-6278. The public is welcome. http://www.hilltopperchess.net.

The First Assembly Church is presenting the play, “So Loved Easter Drama” at 6:30 p.m. They are located at 1423 Scottsville Road. 842-0223.

Driving Miss Daisy is at 7:00 p.m. at the Public Theater of Kentucky. 781-6233.

Faraway Places  and Barnes and Noble present Bolivia and the United States: The Ties that Bind and Constrict by James Sikmeier of West Virginia University. 746-9779.

Friday, April 22nd

Today is Good Friday.

The Greenwood Classic (Border Battle Softball) Tournament starts today at 9 a.m. at Buchanon Park. It continues tomorrow too.

New event listing: WKU has One Planet Day today. This event is at the WKU Centennial Mall and South Lawn from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Contact lesley.heck@wku.edu for more info.

A free computer class, introduction to Genealogy Resources, is today from 10 a.m. to 12 noon at the Main Branch library. You must pre-register to attend. Call 781-4882.

The Greenwood Classic (Border Battle Softball) Tournament starts today at 9 a.m. at Buhanon Park. It continues tomorrow.

Today is a Vision Boards art class at 3:30 p.m. for students grades 6-12 with Alice Gatewood Waddell at the Bob Kirby Branch library. You must pre-register to attend. Call 782-0252. Bring a picture of yourself, and what you’d like to accomplish in the next year.

The First Assembly church is presenting the play, “So Loved Easter Drama” at 6:30 p.m. They are located at 1423 Scottsville Road. 842-0223.

From the WCVK Community Happenings page: "4/22/11 Relay for Life Yard Sale will be at 412 Morgantown Rd., Bowling Green, April 22 & 23 7 a.m. each day. For more information call 781-6619."

Greener Groundz is having an Earth Day Celebration and a Local Foods Dinner today from 7-9 pm.. including music by Bethany Pope. 781-1473, http://www.greenergroundz.com.

Driving Miss Daisy is at 8:00 p.m. at the Public Theater of Kentucky. 781-6233.

The South Kentucky Ranch Horse Association has an event at the WKU Ag Expo center today and tomorrow. Find out hours by calling 745-3976.

Saturday, April 23rd

The Greenwood Classic (Border Battle Softball) Tournament continues today at 9 a.m. at Buchanon Park.

The South Kentucky Ranch Horse Association continues at the WKU Ag Expo center today starting at 8 .m.

The National Corvette Museum is having a Bunny Brunch today. You must have a reservation to attend. Go to the site for more info. http://corvettemuseum.org/registration/bunny/index.shtml

The First Annual Golf Scramble benefiting Warren East Middle School is today. It starts at 8 a.m. at Crosswinds Golf Course. Call John Brewer at 270-799-2318 for more information.

New listing from http://www.visitbgky.com's email newsletter: "23 Earth Day Volunteer Cachers Trash Pick-up, Lost River Cave (and) Valley, 1-4 pm, 393-0077, www.lostrivercave.com"

Easterfest is today from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Bowling Green Ballpark. It is hosted by Broadway UMC and Crossland Community Church. 30,000 plastic eggs will be there. 

There is a Community Easter Egg Hunt today too. Via WBKO: "Community Easter Egg Hunt Apr 23, 2011 1:30-4pm, 600 Veteran's Memorial, Community Easter Egg Hunt at 2 pm at Faith UMC on Veteran’s Memorial. Come enjoy our petting zoo, craft tent, snack hut and the egg hunts for ages 2-12. Prizes available in all age groups. Registration and pictures with the Easter Bunny will begin at 1:30pm." Dianne Martin 270-843-8430."

Lost River Cave is sponsoring an Invasive Plant Pull today from 1-4 p.m. You need to pre-register before today in order to receive a free T-shirt. Call 393-0077.

The First Assembly Church is presenting the play, “So Loved Easter Drama” at 6:30 p.m. They are located at 1423 Scottsville Road. 842-0223.

The Capital Arts Center has a Homegrown Music show tonight “Local Preserving Local” (Locals Preserving a Local Landmark) featuring Think Harder, Peace of Mind, and the Karmadons. Tickets are $12.50 and are available by calling 782-2787. Proceeds will benefit the Capital Arts Center, 416 East Main Sreet. http://www.capitalarts.com.

The play Driving Miss Daisy is at 8:00 p.m. at the Public Theater of Kentucky. 781-6233.

Holy Spirit Catholic Church has an Easter Vigil starting at 8 p.m. 842-7777.

Sunday April 24th

Today is Easter.

The Presbyterian Church  at 1003 State Street has a “The Sun Has Risen” worship service at 7 a.m. 843-4707. Also they have services at 8:30 and 11.

Services at the Holy Spirit Catholic Church are at 9:30 and 11 a.m.

From the WCVK Community Happenings page:  "4/24/11 Easter Sunday Services at Life Fellowship Church will be at Carroll Knicely Conference Center, 2355 Nashville Rd., Bowling Green, April 24, 10 a.m. For more information call 782-3746."

Westminster Baptist Church at 824 Lehman has a Resurrection Pancake Breakfast at 9:30 a.m., and Worship service follows. “All are welcome.”

The First Assembly Church is presenting the play, “So Loved Easter Drama” today. They are located at 1423 Scottsville Road. 842-0223.Call for time.

More events coming up in the Bowling Green, Kentucky area:

April 26th: Concerto Concert at 8 p.m. at WKU’s Van Meter Hall.
April 28th is Lost River Cave's Sip and Shop event.
A Tribute to the Eagles April 29th and 30th, Capital Arts Center. This is a fundraiser for Orchestra Kentucky.
April 29th: the WKU Bands Concert 7:30 p.m., Van Meter Hall.
April 29th, 6:00 p.m.: The Mint Jubilee Spring Gala and Auction today will benefit St. Joseph School.
April 29th is also the Revolution Rocks event at Circus Square 4 to midnight.
April 29th is also Faith and Family night at the BG HotRods, at the Bowling Green Ballpark.
May 1st is Celebrity Scoop day at Chaney's Dairy Barn.
May 7th is “Imagine”,  a live benefit concert for the Exceptional/the Imagine Foundation sponsored by the Bowling Green Hot Rods Baseball team, Flora Templeton Stuart and Christian Family Radio. It will be 2-8 p.m. at the Bowling Green Ballpark. Artists there will be Jimmy Needham, Beckah Shae, and Me in Motion.
May 14th will be the Second Saturday downtown event for May, with Snow cones, Hawaiian ice, face painting, booths, music, balloon twisting, inflatables for the kids, and more.
The Wild Bird and Nature store at 901 Lehman Avenue has an Herb Festival Thursday, April 28 – Sunday May 8th from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.
May 2nd will be the first Apron Extravaganza. 
May 28th = the West Side Camp BBQ and Backyard Grilling Cook-Off
Beatlemadness June 17th at Capital Arts tickets 270-846-2426, or 855-232-1452 (toll-free) 





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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.





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