Sunday, April 10, 2011

Selected things to do in and around Bowling Green Kentucky April 11th - 17th 2011

*Beautiful Spring flowers*
Selected events in the Bowling Green, Kentucky area April 11-17, 2011

Welcome to the Cheap and Free Stuff in the Bowling Green Kentucky area blog. 

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April 11th - 17th
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/

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.

From the WCVK Community Happenings Page: "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."


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".

 
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. 

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.

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

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 will have 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.

Rich Pond Baptist Church has an Easter Play on April 14-17, "39 Hours". Tickets are free; contact Rich Pond Baptist Church at 842-2593. No tickets are required for Sundays.

The Capital Arts Center has three local bands, Felonious Funk, Fat Box, and Deep Fried Five on Friday, April 15th at 8 p.m. Tickets are $12.50 General Admission. 782-2787.

Also playing on Saturday April 16th at 8 p.m. at the Capital Arts Center are The Ernie Small Blues Band featuring Jane and Rachel Pearl and Randi Womack. Tickets are $10.00 General Admission. 782-2787.

Events and classes:

Monday, April 11th:
The Bowling Green Hod Rods play at 6:30 p.m. at the B.G. Ballpark. The first 1000 fans get a free T-shirt. A pre-game concert by the Black Shades is also happening. http://www.bgHotRODS.com, 901-2121.

(pre-registration deadline for event on Thursday) The ArtsAccess Gallery at 515 East 10th is having a free presentation on the 14th from 1-3 p.m. by artists Pat Sturzel and Bailey Earith. You must have pre-registered by today to attend it. Call 270-781-0872 for info.
 
The SKY Soccer Club is sponsoring a free TOPSoccer event from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. at Lovers Lane Soccer Complex for Young Athletes with Special Needs, from Kindergarten through High School. Players will have a buddy assigned for the games. Come on out and have fun, beginners are OK. Call 846-1010 for more info.

The Bowling Green Magic Club (for Magicians, Clowns, etc.) is being formed. Their organizational meeting is at 6-7:30 p.m. at the Warren County Public Library. Call Ricky Childress for more info: 782-6400.


Tuesday, April 12th:
It is All You Can Eat Tuesday at the BG Hot Rods Game at 11:00 a.m. All you can eat buffet for an $8.00 upgrade. BG Ball Park 901-2121. Vs. Fort Wayne. http://www.bghotrods.com.
 
A free computer class, Computing for Seniors, is from 9 a.m. - 10 a.m. at the Main Branch library. You must pre-register to attend. Call 781-4882. 
 
CASA training takes place today, 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.

Banjo Bill and CJ will play at noon at WKU's Java City today.

A free MacBook class will take place today "Take a Hike" at 6-7 p.m. at the Bob Kirby Branch library. You must pre-register to attend. Call 782-0252.

The WKU Percussion Ensemble performs at 7:30 p.m. at the Fine Arts Center recital hall. Tickets are $4.00 per person. Call for more info 745-3751.


Wednesday, April 13th:
CASA training takes place today, 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 WKU Ceramics Club has their Spring Sale today from 8 a.. - 5 p.m. at the WKU Fine Arts Center, room 151. Contact Lindsay at 745-5886 for more info.
A free computer class, PowerPoint for Beginners, will meet from 6-7 p.m. at the Main Branch library today. You must pre-register to attend. Call 781-4882.

The BG Hot Rods play today at 6:30 p.m. against the Fort Wayne TinCaps at the BG Ball Park. 901-2121, http://www.bghotrods.com.

The WKU Library and Museum sponsors a talk by author Novella Carpenter at 7 p.m. 745-2592.

A free Trombone studio recital is tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the WKU Fine Arts Center Recital Hall. 745-3751.

Thursday, April 14th: 
The WKU Ceramics Club sale is also today from 8 a.m. to 8 pm. at the WKU Fine Arts Center room 151. Contact Lindsay at 745-5886 for more info. Also, a live band plays at 6:00.
 
The ArtsAccess Gallery at 515 East 10th is having a free presentation today from 1-3 p.m. by artists Pat Sturzel and Bailey Earith. You must have pre-registered by the 11th to attend. Call 270-781-0872 for info. 
 
A free computer class, MacBook intro to Macs is at 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. at the Bob Kirby Branch library. You must pre-register to attend. Cal 782-0252.
The WKU Chess club meets from 6-9 p.m. at WKU's Faculty House. This meeting is open to the public and includes all skill levels. Call to see if you need to bring your chess set:  918-809-6278. Find out more here: http://www.hilltopperchess.net/events-info.
 
CASA training takes place today, 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 BG Hot Rods play today at 6:30 P.M. vs. Fort Wayne TinCaps at the BG Ball Park. It is Thrifty Thursday, with food and drink specials.  901-2121. http://www.bghotrods.com
 
WKU  presents April 14 at 8 p.m. a play, A Taste of Honey at Gordon Wilson Lab Theater. 745-5845. Adults are $11.00 and students are $9.00.

Rich Pond Baptist Church has an Easter Pageant Play today, "39 Hours", at 7 p.m. Tickets are free; contact Rich Pond Baptist Church at 842-2593. No tickets are required for Sundays.

Friday, April 15th:
The Southern Kentucky Book Fest starts today. Today is Children's Day from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Find out more from http://www.sokybookfest.org. The Book Fest continues tomorrow also.

The Kentucky Writer's Conference is today from 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. at the WKU Carroll Nicely Center. No registration is required unless you are bringing a class. http://www.sokybookfest.org.
 
The AARP (BG) meets today at the First Christian Church at 1106 State Street from 11:30 - 1:30 p.m. Call for more info: 842-2832.
The 3rd Annual RJ Open Chess event is at 4 p.m. at WKU's Garrett Conference Center.  http://www.hilltopperchess.net/events-info. This event continues through the 17th. Call for more info: 918-809-6278.
The Knights of Columbus have a Lenten Fish Fry tonight from 5-7 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall at 911 Searcy Way. Admission is $7.00 for adults and $3.00 for children. Drinks are included. 782-6488.

Rich Pond Baptist Church has an Easter Pageant Play today, "39 Hours", at 7 p.m. Tickets are free; contact Rich Pond Baptist Church at 842-2593. No tickets are required for Sundays.

BG Hot Rods have a game today at 7 p.m. vs. the Lake County Captains at the BG Ball Park. Call 901-2121.  http://www.bghotrods.com.

The play, Driving Miss Daisy by the Public Theater of Kentucky (PTK) is at the Phoenix Theater at 545 Morris Alley at 8 p.m. http://www.ptkbg.org/. Get more info at Upcoming Events. 781-6233.
A benefit for the American Cancer Society, Pretty In Pink Mom Prom is tonight at Phil Moore Park Gym on Scottsville Road from 7-10 p.m. Tickets are $7.00 each at the door, $5.00 in advance. Find out more: http://www.wbko.com/community/events?c=y&cat=Benefits (scroll down).

A free recital, "Crossing Over", The Classical Singer goes to Broadway, is at 7:30 p.m. tonight a the WKU Fine Arts Center Recital Hall. 745-3751. 

WKU  presents April 15 at 8 p.m. a play, A Taste of Honey at Gordon Wilson Lab Theater. 745-5845. Adults are $11.00 and students are $9.00.
 
(Friday, April 15th) The Capital Arts Center has three local bands tonight, Felonious Funk, Fat Box, and Deep Fried Five at 8 p.m. Tickets are $12.50 General Admission. 782-2787. 


Saturday, April 16th:
The Capital Arts Center features The Ernie Small Blues Band featuring Jane and Rachel Pearl and Randi Womack at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10.00 General Admission. 782-2787.
  
The 3rd Annual RJ Open Chess event is at 10 a.m. at WKU's Garrett Conference Center.  http://www.hilltopperchess.net/events-info. This event continues through the 17th. Call for more info: 918-809-6278.
A Bicycle Ride benefiting New Beginnings Therapeutic Riding starts at 7:30 a.m. Participants will leave from Chaney's Dairy Barn. http://www.nbtr-bg.org.

The SoKy Book Fest at WKU's Carroll Nicely Conference Center continues today with many children's events, authors and more.  http://www.sokybookfest.org/About.

A Holga 120N Photography Workshop is happening today at the ARTsAccess Gallery at 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at 515 East 10th Street today. 781-0872.

Junior Achievement is sponsoring a Thrills and Skills Experience today starting at 9 a.m. at the BG Hot Rods Field. This is for boys and girls ages 5-178. Professional instructors and Hot Rods staff and coaches will work with the participants. Find out more here: http://www.jaforkids.com. Tickets are $25.00 each.

The Independence Bank Dog Show is today at 10:30 a.m. at Independence Bank, 2415 Nashville Road. 746-0980. 

Riverview at Hobson Grove has an Easter Egg Hunt today at Riverview, 1100 West Main Street from 2-5 p.m. "Bring an Easter Basket!" This event is free and open to the public. Call Riverview for more info: 843-5565.


Rich Pond Baptist Church has an Easter Pageant Play today, "39 Hours", at 7 p.m. Tickets are free; contact Rich Pond Baptist Church at 842-2593. No tickets are required for Sundays.

The 2011 Arbor Day Celebration is from 9-12 a.m. at Keriakes Park. Activities include planting trees, receiving free trees, demos, and more. This event is free. Call 393-3111 for more info.
 
Chaney's Easter Egg Hunt is today at 3 p.m. This event is free and includes prizes.  It is being held at Buchanon Park across from Chaney's Dairy Barn. http://www.chaneysdairybarn.com.
 
Old Union School is having an Aloha! Auction and BBQ Supper from 4-8 p.m. This event is at Phil Moore Park Gymnasium, BG. Hawaiian costume is optional. Tickets are $6.00 in advance and $8.00 at the door. 781-4890. Silent Auction is at 4:00, Live auction and dinner is at 7 p.m.
 
WKU's Spring Football game is Red vs. White at 5 p.m. This event is free for everyone. Houchens-Smith Stadium. 
 
The Hot Rods baseball team plays at 7 p.m. vs. Lake County Captains. A fireworks show is planned after the game.  Call 901-2121.  http://www.bghotrods.com.

The play, Driving Miss Daisy by the Public Theater of Kentucky (PTK) is at the Phoenix Theater at 545 Morris Alley at 8 p.m. http://www.ptkbg.org/. Get more info at Upcoming Events. 781-6233.

WKU presents the play, A Taste of Honey at Gordon Wilson Lab Theater at 8 p.m. 745-5845. Adults are $11.00 and students are $9.00.
 
A free recital, "Crossing Over", the Classical Singer goes to Broadway, is at 3:00 p.m. today at the WKU Fine Arts Center Recital Hall. 745-3751. 
 
The T.C. Cherry PTO spring Bazaar is today from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the T.C. Cherry Elementary School. 746-2200. 
From the WCVK page: "4/16/11 Yard Sale for American Cancer Society Relay For Life will be in front of Western Ky. Diagnostic, 1635 Scottsville Rd., Bowling Green, April 16, 7 a.m. CiCi’s Pizza, Campbell Lane, will donate 10% of their proceeds that day to the American Cancer Society. For more information call Tammy at 746-9500."

Playing at 8 p.m. at the Capital Arts Center are The Ernie Small Blues Band featuring Jane and Rachel Pearl and Randi Womack. Tickets are $10.00 General Admission. 782-2787.

Sunday, April 17th:
Today is Palm Sunday.

The 3rd Annual RJ Open Chess event is at 10 a.m. at WKU's Garrett Conference Center.  http://www.hilltopperchess.net/events-info. This event continues through the 17th. Call for more info: 918-809-6278.

Rich Pond Baptist Church has an Easter Pageant Play today, "39 Hours", at 10 a.m. No tickets are required today. 842-2593.

The National Corvette Museum has a Bunny Brunch today at 1 p.m. You must pre-register to attend. Tickets are $8.00 for children, $12.00 for adults. 781-7973. 


WKU Baseball has a Faith and Family Day today at 1 p.m. All church youth grades K-8 can get a free or discount ticket for friends and family today. 1-800-BIG-RED.


BG Hot Rods Baseball team plays today at 2 p.m. vs. Lake County Captains. at the BG Ball Park.

The public is welcome at Super Sunday Bowling at Redz at WKU DUC. from 2 p.m. to 10:45 p.m. 745-5794.

The play, Driving Miss Daisy by the Public Theater of Kentucky (PTK) is at the Phoenix Theater at 545 Morris Alley at 3 p.m. http://www.ptkbg.org/. Get more info at Upcoming Events. 781-6233.


WKU presents the play, A Taste of Honey at Gordon Wilson Lab Theater at 3 p.m. 745-5845. Adults are $11.00 and students are $9.00.

Events coming up: The Steelband Concert at WKU's FAC Recital Hall, April 19, the Warren County Seniors Dance and Potluck, April 19, the Herb Festival at the Wild Bird and Nature Store on April 21-May 1, the 8th Annual Invasive Plant Pull at Lost River Cave and Valley April 23rd, (check the site for a contest too), the Community Easter Egg Hunt at Faith UMC April 23, and the first Apron Extravaganza May 2nd. There are a lot more events coming up too.



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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.


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