Monday, May 23, 2011

Events for May 23rd in and around Bowling Green, Kentucky

Kentucky Red Trillium plant*
Events in the Bowling Green Area for today - Monday, May 23rd
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. 

I will be posting more events soon for the whole week.

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You can find even more fun events by clicking on the links at side of this blog. Always double check each event, just in case. 
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.

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 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)
#2: The Bowling Green Farmer's Market (on Scottsville Road)

Bowling Green Hot Rods Baseball has special events during the week this summer. Find out more at

New - the Kentucky Library Summer Day Camps are taking signups. Space is limited. Find out if there are more spots available:  I know Laura Bain-Selbo and am sure her Clay Camp will be awesome.

Have you been inside Morris Jewelry in downtown Fountain Square, Bowling Green? I stopped in the other day and was it ever beautiful inside! Scroll down to see their special Mother's Day event. Now to earn some more money to spend there... :-) Here is their website: 

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

May Squirrels in the Square:
Find 6 squirrels at participating shops in Fountain Square through the 31st of May 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

The Gallery Hop in Bowling Green is coming up on June 4th from 5-8 p.m. Mark your calendar! 

Donn Mierti (photographer) has an exhibit at the Main Branch library this month in the Porter Cafe. 781-4882.

Anthony Wycihowski photos will be shown at the Bob Kirby Branch Library this month.

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.

The VSA Arts Access Gallery is showing "The Artist Within" this month. They are open Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

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. (They already may be full...)

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 for more information.

Plays, Theater camp, and auditions happening soon

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

Performing Arts Summer Camp begins in June. Contact the ALIVE Center for more information.

Events and classes:
Monday, May 23rd
The Russell Sims Aquatic Center is open from 4-8 today. 393-3249. Call for prices and hours.

The Kentucky Blues Society has another TEEN JAM today from 6-9 p.m.  at WhaBah Steakhouse. The family is invited too. Free admission and prizes. 782-6400. 
More events coming up: 

May 28th will be  the West Side Camp BBQ and Backyard Grilling Cook-Off.
June 4th is the Gallery Hop. 
June 4th is also the 20th Anniversary Bluegrass Draft Horse and Mule Championship at the Ag Expo Center. 
June 4th Chaney's Dairy Barn will have a Kentucky Proud Festival.
June 4th the Barbership Chorus will sing at WKU's Van Meter Hall VMH Lobby at 7-10 p.m.

From the WCVK Community Happenings page: "6/4/11 Caveman Chorus presents Harmony Hitz with The Music City Chorus and Lunchbreak at WKU’s Van Meter Auditorium, June 4, 7 p.m. Tickets for this barbershop concert are $17, $5 for students. For more information call 783-1032."
Chaney's Dairy Barn Ice Cream and a Moovie starts June 10th at dusk.

Sunburst Youth Theater Day Camp 2011 will take place June 6-17.
Beatlemadness is June 17th at the Capital Arts Center. For tickets call 270-846-2426, or 855-232-1452 (toll-free) 
June 25 is the Vette City Roller Derby: VCRD vs. Black-N-Bluegrass A & B team (HOME)
July 17th from 2-4pm is Geocaching 101: Hiding a Cache at Lost River Cave.
September 24th is the date of the International Festival from 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. at Circus Square Park.

From the WCVK Community Happenings page: "Now - 05/30 During the month of May, the Men's Ministry of Living Hope Baptist Church are collecting blankets for the persecuted Christians and people of Sudan; in honor of Moms & Wives. Please bring your new or gently used blankets to the business office of Living Hope Baptist Church. For a large number of blanket donations a pickup can be arranged by calling Walter at 842-8467."

"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 or call 782-3162, ext. 238."

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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*The picture of the Kentucky Trillium plant is by waldopics on Flickr. His description: "red trillium along the river trail in Natural Bridge SP, Kentucky."
Please check all events before attending, just in case. 
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