Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Version B: Things to do in and around Bowling Green Kentucky April 3rd - 10th

VERSION B of Things to do in the Bowling Green, Kentucky area April 3-10 - new events added are in purple.

Welcome to the Cheap and Free Stuff blog. Hi to all!  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.

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April 3rd - 10th
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/ 


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".

 

Via BG Parent Magazine: VSA Arts in Bowling Green will have Spring Break Hands-On Art Classes from April 5th - 8th. You must pre-register. Classes are K-12, from 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Cost is $40 each day for the first class, $35 for additional class days. Call 270-781-0872.
 
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.

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.

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.

From SoKy Happenings Magazine: KEREIAKES PARK TENNIS CAMP for Spring Break will be April 4th - 8th for Youth and Adults at the park. Fees are $45.00 per day plus $10.00 for a racket (if needed). Different hours are for different ages:  Youth ages 6-11: 7:45 - 9 a.m. and 5:15-6:30 p.m., Youth ages 12-16 6:45 - 7:45 p.m., and adults 8-9 p.m. Call 393-3249 for more info.

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
Fountain Square Players holds auditions Monday, April 4th and Tuesday, April 5th at 7 p.m. at 313 State Street for their next play, "Southern Hospitality", which will be at the Phoenix Theater May 19-22. 8 women and 5 men are needed.

WKU will have a play, April 14-19 called A Taste of Honey at Gordon Wilson Lab Theater. 


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:

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.

The Skate Box skate center is having a Late Skate tonight  from 9-midnight for only $5.00. Call 843-3394 for more info.

Monday, April 4th:
Fountain Square Players holds auditions today at 7 p.m. at 313 State Street for their next play, "Southern Hospitality", which will be at the Phoenix Theater May 19-22. 8 women and 5 men are needed. There is also another audition time, tomorrow at 7 p.m. at the same location.
 

A free computer class, Microsoft Word for beginners, is held today from 10-11 a.m. at the Main Branch library. You must pre-register to attend. Call 781-4882.

Another free computer class, Facebook for Beginners, is at 7 p.m. at the Main Branch Library. You must pre-register to attend. Call 781-4882.

WhaBa Steak House is having a Teen Jam today from 6-9 p.m. sponsored by the Kentucky Blues Society. Families are invited. 
 

Tuesday, April 5th:
Bob Kirby Branch library has a Spring Break family movie today at 2:30 p.m. "Lightning McQueen" rated G. Popcorn and drinks will be provided. You must pre-register to attend. Call 782-0252.

PJ Tales is at 6:00 p.m. at the Main Branch library for all ages and will include a rainy story time and decoration of an umbrella picture. Call for more info. 781-4882.

Fountain Square Players holds auditions today at 7 p.m. at 313 State Street for their next play, "Southern Hospitality", which will be at the Phoenix Theater May 19-22. 8 women and 5 men are needed.

Area Little League players can get a free ticket to the Hot Rods game today which is at 6 p.m. Call 1-800-BIG RED to find out more.
 

A free computer class,  Microsoft Excel Basics, is today from 2-3 p.m. at the Main Branch Library. You must pre-register to attend. Call 781-4882.

Another free computer class, MacBook Ebay for Beginners, is at 6 p.m. at the Bob Kirby Branch Library. You must pre-register to attend. Call 782-0252.

The Skatebox skate center is having a $2.00 Tuesday Skate today from 6-8 p.m. 843-3394.
 
Via BG Parent Magazine: VSA Arts in Bowling Green will have Spring Break Hands-On Art Classes from April 5th - 8th. You must pre-register. Classes are K-12, from 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Cost is $40 each day for the first class, $35 for additional class days. Call 270-781-0872.

Wednesday, April 6th:
D-Lux and Drian, Louisville rap artists, play today at Java city at noon. Java City is at Helm Library. 745-6156.
 
Via BG Parent Magazine: VSA Arts in Bowling Green will have Spring Break Hands-On Art Classes from April 5th - 8th. You must pre-register. Classes are K-12, from 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Cost is $40 each day for the first class, $35 for additional class days. Call 270-781-0872.

An artist talk is scheduled today at WKU's Fine Arts Center Recital Hall room 156 featuring Victor Wang at 5:30 p.m. 745-3944.

Seniors 60 and over can eat at Ryan's today from 1-3 for their Senior Meal Deal price of only $5.49 which includes a beverage. 

A free computer class, E-Mail Basics, is today from 6-7 p.m. at the Main Branch library. You must pre-register to attend. Call 781-4882.


A free guitar ensemble concert is tonight is at 7:30 p.m. at WKU's Fine Arts Center Recital Hall. Call 745-3751 for more info.


from Riverview at Hobson Grove's Facebook page:
"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"
About this event from BG Parent Magazine: Civil War Uniform Day for Children. Reservations are required.
Thursday, April 7th: 
Via BG Parent Magazine: VSA Arts in Bowling Green will have Spring Break Hands-On Art Classes from April 5th - 8th. You must pre-register. Classes are K-12, from 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Cost is $40 each day for the first class, $35 for additional class days. Call 270-781-0872.
  
Via BG Parent Magazine: A Taste of Bowling Green is today at the Sloan Convention Center at 7 p.m. <-10 p.m.> Proceeds benefit the Dream Factory. 270-793-1022. Find out more here: http://www.tasteofbowlinggreen.com. More info. from SoKy Happenings: Tickets are $40. in advance per person and 45. per person at the door. You get an etched wine class, performances by Skip Bond and the Fugitives, and samplings from food and beverage vendors too.
You can get tickets at Chuck's Liquor Store, Balloon-A-Gram on 31-W Bypass, and any Dream Factory Board Member. 799-1529.


A free concert by Technology vs. Horse is at DUC on WKU's campus at 12 p.m. today.

The Warren County library is sponsoring the In The House speaker, HGTV's John Gidding, today from 6-8 p.m. at the Christ Episcopal Church, which is next to the main library. You can get free tickets at any library location. You can find out more about the event here: http://www.wnky.net/community/events/115903719.html

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.


Barnes and Noble has Janna McMahan, Kentucky Novelist, speaking about The Modern South: So Much to Consider at 7 p.m. 746-9779.
 
Friday, April 8th:
Via BG Parent Magazine: VSA Arts in Bowling Green will have Spring Break Hands-On Art Classes from April 5th - 8th. You must pre-register. Classes are K-12, from 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Cost is $40 each day for the first class, $35 for additional class days. Call 270-781-0872.

A Working Dog Championship event is held all day, from 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. at Warren East High School Footbal Field. Winners go to a championship event in Germany. Admission is only $5.00 per person. 248-425-2515. This event continues tomorrow and Sunday from 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. (Sat.) and 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. (Sun.) Contact mohawkjohn19@gmail.com or phone 248-425-2515 for more information. http://www.2011awdf.com/


A free MacBook computer class is today from 2-3, "Introduction to Mac Word" at the Bob Kirby Branch library. You must pre-register to attend. Call 782-0252.


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.


The Opening Ceremonies and Jamboree Games for the Southern Little League and Major League are at 5:30 p.m. at Phil Moore Park.

Via BG Parent Magazine: The Symphony and Choirs at WKU present Brahms Fest at 8 p.m. . Find out more: http://www.bgwso.org. You can buy tickets at the website, or at the door. <745-3751>.

Saturday, April 9th:
From 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.

Habidash - a 5K and 10K run, is today at Keriakes Park starting at 7 a.m. This event benefits the WKU Habitat for Humanity group. 745-2422.

from the WBKO Community Events Calendar: "Downing University Center Egg Hunt , Apr 9, 2011, 10:00AM-2:00PM, Western Kentucky University South Lawn.
WKU Annual Egg Hunt sponsored by the Downing University Center will be held on April 9, 2011 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. This event will be held on South Lawn located beside the Preston Center and across from the football stadium. Hunt times and age groups include: Ages 3 and under: 11:00AM; 4-6: 11:30AM; and 7-10: Noon. For pre-registration, please contact (brandi.smith1@topper.wku.edu) with the names of the children and their ages. On-site registration will be available. Free food, prizes, fun, and more. (Bring your own baskets)!"
Brandi Smith (270) 779-7632.

The Big Brothers and Big Sisters Spring Luau sponsored by FIJI of WKU is today from 12 p.m. - 7 p.m. This is a Carnival type event which includes concerts, a visit by Big Red, inflatables, games, and lots more. Tickets are $10.00 for all access (armbands), and only 50 cents per booth without the pass. Another concert including local talent takes place at 5 p.m. The event will be at Bruster's Real Ice Cream at 2712 Scottsville Road. Ben Hussung 270-779-8285.

A free Senior Recital featuring H. Hall is tonight at WKU's Fine Arts Center Recital Hall at 5 p.m.


Another free Senior Recital featuring C. William is at 7:30 p.m. at WKU's Fine Arts Center Recital Hall.

The WKU Jazz Band is also performing tonight at 7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m. at Western. This concert is also free, and will be at WKU's Van Meter Hall. 


The United States Girls Pastpitch Tournament starts at 9 a.m. at Buchanon Park, BG.This event continues tomorrow at the same start time.

Brims Museum has its Annual Geocache Spring Cookout today at 1 p.m. at the BRIMS museum, 1229 Center Street. This is a free event. Bring a potluck dish. A Geomate Jr. will be given away in a raffle at the event. Learn about geocaching, bring questions. Questions? Call Danny Bays at 784-8245.

This is the Second Saturday Street Fair downtown from 9-3 at Fountain Square Park and all around the Square. Events will include booths, face painting, balloon twisting, sidewalk sales, and music. 270-782-0222. http://www.downtownbg.org.

Jessalyn Gerbholz has her Senior Recital at WU's Fine Arts Center Recital Hall today at 3 p.m. This is a free event and open to the public.

A Working Dog Championship event is held today, from 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. at Warren East High School Football Field. Winners go to a championship event in Germany. Admission is only $5.00 per person. 248-425-2515.  This event continues tomorrow (Sunday). Contact mohawkjohn19@gmail.com or phone 248-425-2515 for more information. http://www.2011awdf.com/

Sunday, April 10th:
The Working Dog Championship event winds up today, from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Warren East High School Football Field. Winners go to a championship event in Germany. Admission is only $5.00 per person. 248-425-2515.  Contact mohawkjohn19@gmail.com or phone 248-425-2515 for more information. http://www.2011awdf.com/

The United States Girls Pastpitch Tournament starts at 9 a.m. at Buchanon Park, BG.

Events coming up: The Soky Book Fest (April 15-16), Driving Miss Daisy (play) at PTK April 15-17, an Easter Egg Hunt at Hobson Grove and one at Chaney's Dairy Barn too (April 16), the TC Cherry PTO Spring Bazaar April 16, the Arbor Day Celebration at Kereakes Park Aprl 16, the Old Union School Annual Aloha Auction and BBQ, April 16, the VSA Arts for All Workshop, April 16, the Independence Bank Dog Show, April 16, the 5K Walk for the Humane Society April 16, the Steelband Concert at WKU's FAC Recital Hall, April 19, the Herb Festival at the Wild Bird and Nature Store on April 21-May 1. There are a lot more events coming up too.

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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