Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Selected fun events in the Bowling Green Kentucky area for May 17-21

Flag photo by Gage Skidmore at Flickr.
Events in the Bowling Green, Kentucky area May 17 - May 21, 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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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 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/

Bowling Green Hot Rods Baseball has special events during the week this summer. Find out more at http://www.bghotrods.com.

New - the Kentucky Library Summer Day Camps are taking signups. Space is limited. Find out if there are more spots available:  http://www.wku.edu/Library/kylm/education/summercamps.html.  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: http://morrisjewelrybg.net/ 


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


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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 david.j.bell@wku.edu 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. http://www.wku.edu/alive/events.html.

Events and classes:
Tuesday, May 17th
It is a full moon tonight.

It is also PRIMARY ELECTION DAY. Find out more about this election here: Lineups are set for May 17 Kentucky Primary Election (via: the Lexington Herald-Leader).

From the WCVK Community Happenings page: "05/17/11 Former Arkansas governor, Mike Huckabee, host of "HUCKABEE" on Fox News Channel and the author of nine books will be the keynote speaker for the 2nd Annual Foundation Christian Academy Benefit Dinner, 6:30pm Tues, May 17th. Tickets can be purchased for $100 each by going on-line at www.fcafalcons.com or in person at 2480 Three Springs Road, Bowling Green, for more info contact: Laura Oliver 780-6100 laura.oliver@fcafalcons.com"
A Preschool Spanish class is offered at the Main Branch Library at 11:30 a.m. This class is for 3-5-year-olds. Call for more information: 781-4882.

A free MacBook computer class, Introduction to IPhoto, is today from 2:30 -3:30 p.m. at the Bob Kirby Branch library. You must pre-register to atttend. Call 782-0252.

PJ Tales has a "All about Dinosaurs" book reading and finger puppet making time at 6 p.m. at the Main Branch library. More info: 781-4882.

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

Wednesday, May 18th
A AARP Driver Safety program takes place today at the Greenwood Mall from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. You must pre-register to attend. Call 745-0942.

Thursday, May 19th
A free computer class, Introduction to Computers and the Internet, is today at 2 p.m. You must pre-register to attend. Call 781-4882.

The High Five Kid's Club meets at the Main branch library at 4 p.m. They will re-create Claude Monet's water lilies and make a watercolor butterfly. More info: 781-4882.

Today is Teen Thursday at the Graham Drive Branch library starting at 5 p.m. for grades 6-12. This is a Prom Nite. Find out more: 781-1441.

free Macbook Class, Introduction to Microsoft Excel is from 6-7 p.m. at the Bob Kirby Branch library. You must pre-register to attend. Call 782-0252.

The play Southern Hospitality plays today at 8 p.m. at the Phoenix Theater. Tickets are $12.00 for adults and $10.00 for seniors or students, and $8.00 for children under 12. Tickets can be purchased through Fountain Square Players.
 
The Bowling Green League of Bicyclists has an easy, mostly flat ride today of 1 to 1 1/2 hours today starting at Kereiakes Park at 6 p.m. You must have a helmet. http://www.BGLOB.com.

Author Silas House will speak at 6 p.m. at the Warren County Main Branch library at 6 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. 781-4882.

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

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. http://www.hilltopperchess.net.

Friday, May 20th
Barnes and Noble has a story time featuring Clifford Takes a Trip at 11:30 a.m. Cookies and milk will be served. Parents are asked to bring their cameras, because Clifford will be there. 746-9779.

May 20th WKU will officially open the Confucious Institute and the Chinese Learning Center. The official opening will be at the Ivan Wilson FAC Theater from 2:00 - 4:30 p.m. The ribbon cutting will be in front of Java City. More info: Doris.Patrick@wku.edu.

The First Anniversary Celebration will be at the Caroll Nicely Conference Center Grand Ballroom at 6 p.m. More info: contact terrill.martin@gmail.com.

The AARP meets today at Ryan's at 11:30 - 1:30 p.m. 842-2832.

The play Southern Hospitality plays today at 8 p.m. at the Phoenix Theater. Tickets are $12.00 for adults and $10.00 for seniors or students, and $8.00 for children under 12. Tickets can be purchased through Fountain Square Players.  

Today is also the BB & T All American Soapbox Derby. It will continue tomorrow too. The event is free to spectators and starts at 7 a.m. Find out more here: http://bgkiwanis.org/soapbox/. 791-3753.

Ned Van Go, Travis Mann band, and Sunday Valley are at the Capital Arts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $12.50. 782-2787.

The Olde Stone Run for PRIDE pasta dinner is at 6:00 p.m. at the Club at Olde Stone. The race is tomorrow. Tickets are $30.00 per person and include this dinner plus the race. Registration forms are at http://www.olde-stone.com. (scroll down to the bottom at the site for info.)

Saturday, May 21st
This is Judgment Day, according to some people on FamilyRadio.com.

Today is also the BB & T All American Soapbox Derby. The event is free to spectators and starts at 7 a.m. Find out more here: http://bgkiwanis.org/soapbox/. 791-3753.

Also today is the North Warren Relay Team's 2nd Annual Run 4 Ruth Ann, which starts at 8 a.m. at North Warren Elementary.

A Tour de Town bike ride is today.  Families are invited. Bikers meet at Boatlanding Park at 9 a.m. More info: http://www.BikeBG.com or email bikebg@gmail.com.

Fountain Square Park is the start area for a Freedom from Stigma walk for Mental Health Month at 10 a.m. Blue Light Special will play then and speakers, balloon release, and a candlelight vigil are planned. More info: call 1-800-618-6128. Read the BG Daily news article here.

A car show benefit for CASA, the 2nd Annual Best Western Charity Car Show is from 10-4 at the Best Western Parking Lot. 782-5353 or 303-7572.

A comedian hypnotist, Rich Guzzi, is performing at the Sloan Convention Center at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. (2nd show is for 18 and over). Tickets are $8.00 to $20.00. Advance tickets are available. 745-0088. http://www.richguzzi.com.

The Shaker Museum at South Union will have an Antiques and Garden Market today from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is $5.00 per person. Lunch will be served too. More info: 800-811-8379 or http://www.shakermuseum.com/events/index.cfm.

The Kentucky Guild of Artists and Craftsmen have a Spring Fair and Show today from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. at the Sloan Convention Center. Admission is $5.00, and children 12 and under are free. This fair continues tomorrow.

The Elder Abuse Prevention Coalition has a Silver Ribbon Restaurant Day at 11 a.m. at many restaurants in Bowling Green today and tomorrow. Special discounts are offered to seniors.

The 2011 Rose Show is also today, from 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the American Legion Post 23 on Dishman Lane. 842-3475.

The Russell Sims Aquatic Center opens today. (10:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.)

The play Southern Hospitality plays today at 8 p.m. at the Phoenix Theater. Tickets are $12.00 for adults and $10.00 for seniors or students, and $8.00 for children under 12. Tickets can be purchased through Fountain Square Players. 

The Olde Stone Run for PRIDE starts at 8 a.m. at the Club at Olde Stone. http://www.bgky.org/operationpride/runforpride.php.745-0090 or 393-4653.

Sunday, May 22nd
The Kentucky Guild of Artists and Craftsmen have a Spring Fair and Show today from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. at the Sloan Convention Center. Admission is $5.00, and children 12 and under are free.
The Elder Abuse Prevention Coalition has a Silver Ribbon Restaurant Day at 11 a.m. at many restaurants in Bowling Green today and tomorrow. Special discounts are offered to seniors.

Beech Bend Park has drag racing tonight starting at 5 p.m. Find out more: 781-7634, http://www.beechbend.com.

The play Southern Hospitality plays today at 3 p.m. at the Phoenix Theater. Tickets are $12.00 for adults and $10.00 for seniors or students, and $8.00 for children under 12. Tickets can be purchased through Fountain Square Players.  

A Geocaching 101 How to Use it lecture is from 2-4 p.m. at Lost River Cave today. Students will learn how to set up an account on the Geocaching.com website and log finds. 270-393-0077.
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 www.casoky.org/transportation 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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