Saturday, May 7, 2011

Events in the Bowling Green, Kentucky area May 8-14

Beautiful spring flowers.
Events in the Bowling Green, Kentucky area May 8 - May 14, 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. 

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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. 

New events are listed in blue, bolded.
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.

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

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)

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

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. 

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

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,

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.

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.

Events and classes:

Sunday, May 8th
Today is Mother's Day.

Ryan's is having a Mother's Day Buffet from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. today.

Rockin' B Horse and Carriage Company has carriage rides today for Mother's Day on Fountain Square in downtown Bowling Green today. The first 25 mothers will receive a free ride and a yellow rose. Other riders are $5.00 for adults and $1.00 for children 13 and under accompanied by a paying adult. Call 792-3838 for more information.

Parents skate free today from 2-5 p.m. with paid admission of child at The Skatebox. 843-3394.

Super Sunday Bowling is today, and the public is invited. This event is at REDZ, 4th floor at WKU's Downing University Center. Call for info: 745-5794.

The International Barrel Racing Association has their 2011 Kentucky Spring Extravaganza continuing today, starting at 8:30 a.m. at the WKU Ag-Expo Center. Church service is at 8:30 a.m. and classes start at 10 a.m. Call 745-3976 for more information.

Micki's on Main also has a Mother's Day Buffet from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. You must have reservations to attend. Call 793-0450.

This is Rainhill Equine Rescue Facility's Visitor's Tour Day from 1-4 p.m. This Facility is at 11125 Kentucky Highway 185. 270-777-3164.

A Bark in the Park WKU Baseball Game is today at 1 p.m. at Nick Denes Field, WKU.  Bring clay cat litter, bleach, 8 1/2 x 11 copy paper, or Clorox wipes and get free admission to the game. "Bring your leashed dog out and help support the Tops!

Monday, May 9th
The BG League of Bicyclists have 3 lengths of rides today, 8, 20, and 44 miles. Helmets are required. The rides begin at Chaney's Dairy Barn. Bikes will be parked in the grassy lot in back. For more info. see
WhaBah Steakhouse has another Kentucky Blues Society Teen Jam from 6-9 p.m. The whole family is invited. 782-6400.

Auditions are tonight from 7-9 p.m. at Bowling Green Junior High School for OLIVER, the musical, put on by Fountain Square Players June 23-26 at the Phoenix Theater. Roles are available for 12 children ages 7 and up, and 18 adults and young adults. Call for info: 782-3119.
Tuesday, May 10th
A Father and Son Car Building Project and Race starts at 6 p.m. at the Main BG library. It is for ages 4 and up. You must pre-register to attend. Call Stephanie at 781-4882 extension 212.

A free MacBook class, EBay for Beginners is from 6-7 p.m. at the Bob Kirby branch library. You must pre-register to attend. Call 782-0252.

Auditions are tonight from 7-9 p.m. at Bowling Green Junior High School for OLIVER, the musical, put on by Fountain Square Players June 23-26 at the Phoenix Theater. Roles are available for 12 children ages 7 and up, and 18 adults and young adults. Call for info: 782-3119.
 Wednesday, May 11th
Kroger on Scottsville Road is having a Grocery Store Tour (Choosing Healthy Food) today from 8-9:#0 a.m. Pre-registration is required. Call 745-0942.
free MacBook computer class, Genealogy Sources Online, is from 3-4 p.m. at the Bob Kirby branch library today. You must pre-register to attend. Call 782-0252.
A free computer class, Job Hunting Online is being held at 6 p.m. at the Main Branch library. You must pre-register to attend. Call 781-4882. 
Free bowling, billiard and ping pong start at 6 pm. at REDZ at WKU, on 4th floor at the Downing University Center (DUC). This event is open to the public. 745-5794.

A free Performer of the Summer Recital, is today at 1 p.m. at WKU's Ivan Wilson Fine Arts Center. For info., call 745-3751.

Thursday, May 12th
A free computer class, Microsoft PowerPoint for Beginners,  is at 2 p.m. at the Main Branch library. You must pre-register to attend. Call 781-4882.
Teen Thursday is tonight at 5 p.m. at the Graham Drive library. 781-1441.
Terri Blackstock, author, will speak at 6 p.m. at the Christ Episcopal Church Activity hall which is next door to the Main branch library. You must have a ticket, which is free at any Warren County Library branch.  
A program called "No Bars" takes place at 5:30 p.m. It includes a Jail Tour. From the SOKY Happenings page: "This program focuses on breaking the cycle of incarceration among youth." The program is for 12-18 year olds in Bowling Green and nearby counties. Contact the 11th Street Baptist Church for more info. at 842-4911 or to sign up.
The WKU Chess club meets from 6-9 p.m. at the WKU Faculty House for all skill levels. You may need to bring your own chess set. Call for more info: 918-809-6278. The public is welcome.

Solar System Wonders is showing at the WKU Hardin Planetarium. This is a free event, and first-come first served when it comes to seating.
Friday, May 13th
A free MacBook class is today at the Bob Kirby Branch library from 2-3 p.m. The class is Introduction to Mac Word. You must pre-register to attend. Call 782-0252.
A Library of Congress "Gateway to Knowledge" display is today from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Bob Kirby branch library. This event is free to the public.  Info: 781-4882.
Teen Scene meets at the Bob Kirby branch at 3:30 p.m. today. 782-0252.

Saturday, May 14th
Today the Southern Kentucky Letter Carriers take canned soup, canned vegetables, peanut butter or cereal (other other non-perishables) when you leave them next to your mailbox. Help Stamp Out Hunger!
NAMI has a pancake breakfast fundraiser at Culver's on Scottsville Road from 7-10 a.m. Pancakes and bacon are $5.00 and milk is $1.00.
The Second Saturday Street Fair is today downtown on Fountain Square from 9-3. 782-0222. This event will have Snow cones, Hawaiian ice, face painting, booths, music, balloon twisting, inflatables for the kids, and more.
Riverview at Hobson Grove has a Victorian Antique and Garden Festival today from 9-4. This event is free. Call 843-5565 for more info.
A Library of Congress "Gateway to Knowledge" display s today from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Bob Kirby branch library. This event is free to the public.  Info: 781-4882. 
A Pre-College String Recital is at 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Ivan Wilson Fine Arts Center, WKU. today.  745-3751. This event is free.
Sunday, May 15th
The Riverview Invitational Golf Event is today with starting times at 7 a.m. and 1 p.m.. at the Golf Course at Riverview. Find out more: 393-3877.
More events coming up:

May 20th WKU will officially open the Confucious Institute and the Chinese Learning Center.
May 21st is the Soap Box Derby.
May 21st is also a Vette City Roller Derby game. 
May 28th = the West Side Camp BBQ and Backyard Grilling Cook-Off
Beatlemadness is June 17th at Capital Arts. For tickets call 270-846-2426, or 855-232-1452 (toll-free) 

"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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