Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Events in the Bowling Green, Kentucky area from June 1st through June 5th

Some events in the Bowling Green Area for this week - June 1st through 5th
This posting includes new events from the the Bowling Green Area Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Kentucky Literary Online Newsletter.
 
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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I am selecting just a few events for this blog.  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 http://www.wku.edu/summer/soky for more information.


The two Farmer's Markets are open. 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.

Chaney's Dairy Barn has Family Farm Tours on Mondays and Fridays at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. The cost is $7.00 per person. 843-5567, http://www.chaneysdairybarn.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/ 

From the Kentucky Literary Newsletter #225: "The Kentucky State Poetry Society is now accepting submissions for their annual poetry competition.  See www.kystatepoetrysociety.org/Contests.html for entry guidelines.  Deadline is June 30. 

The Kentucky Women Writers Conference is now accepting submissions for the 2011 Gabehart Prize. Three prizes are awarded --- poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. Each winner receives $200, two 2-day passes to the conference, and the opportunity to read her winning manuscript at the conference.  Access the guidelines and entry form here."
 
Always double-check each event just in case. Thanks!


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May and June Squirrels in the Square:
Find 6 squirrels at participating shops in Fountain Square through the 31st of each month 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 Friday June 4th from 5-8 p.m. Mark your calendar! 

Memphis Marsha's is having an exhibit, Observations: Real and Imagined" from June 3rd through Augut 5th.

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

Anthony Wycihowski photos will be shown at the Bob Kirby Branch Library in May.


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" in May. 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:
Wednesday, June 1st
Today the Graham Drive Community branch lirary has an After School Special for students of all ages. Call 781-1441 for more info. or email brittanymryan@gmail.com.

Thursday, June 2nd

Today is the famous 68-80 400 mile sale starting at 7 a.m. It continues through the 5th. Call 270-781-6858 or 270-792-5300 for a free map. http://www.400mile.com.

A free event for boys and girls, the Hershey's Track and Field Meet is today starting at 9:30 a.m. This event is free. Birth Certificates are required. Various Events. BG High School, 393-3249.

Tonight at 7:00 p.m. is the Planetarium presentation at WKU's Hardin Planetarium. From the WBKO Community Calendar: "Venus: Our Sister Planet Summer Planetarium Presentation May 31, 2011 - Jul 10, 2011 Tues.& Thurs. 7 pm; Sunday 2 pm
Hardin Planetarium, Western Kentucky University
Known throughout history as the Morning Star, the Evening Star and named after the Roman Goddess of love and beauty, Venus has so much in common with the Earth that it is often called its "sister" or "twin". In this presentation new photographs and NASA footage will be used to explore the impact Venus has had throughout our history, discuss our current understanding of its composition and atmosphere and highlight NASA's plans for future missions - all aimed at determining if it will ever be possible for humans to live on Venus. For further information contact Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, Hardin Planetarium at 270-745-4044."

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, June 3rd
From the Chaney's Dairy Barn site: "June 3 | Summer Family Farm Tours
Summer Family Farm Tours begin - open to individuals and families - no minimum number of people required. $6/person. Every Friday & Monday in June & July. Tour times 10AM & 1PM. Please call ahead for appointment."


Today is the famous 68-80 400 mile sale starting at 7 a.m. It continues through the 5th. Call 270-781-6858 or 270-792-5300 for a free map. http://www.400mile.com.

 June 3rd is the Gallery Hop. (Friday, NOT Saturday)

 Enjoy many galleries and food too. From the WBKO community Calendar: "The galleries, museums and studio centers from around the city invite the public to join them for the 4th annual Bowling Green Gallery Hop. Five Friday evenings out of the ear gallery doors will be open to everyone to tantalize their creative senses with great original art. We encourage art enthusiasts and the newly inquisitive to mark your calendars and fill your Friday evenings with artful inspiration."
For more information please visit: http://www.thebowlinggreengalleryhop.com or call 270.781.0872.


Saturday, June 4th
  
June 4th is also the 20th Anniversary Bluegrass Draft Horse and Mule Championship at the Ag Expo Center. 

Today is the famous 68-80 400 mile sale starting at 7 a.m. It continues through the 5th. Call 270-781-6858 or 270-792-5300 for a free map. http://www.400mile.com.

Today is I Love BG day! Wear your pin. Many business have activities and specials today. 782-0800, http://www.goodthingshappenhere.com.

Today is also Lost River Cave's I Love BG Day. From their site:
"Saturday, June 4th - 'i love bg' day! Do the COOL thing and chill down in the cave for ‘i love bg’ day at Lost River Cave and Valley.  All day long  ½ Price admission to Kentucky’s only underground boat tour on Saturday, June 4th to all area residents.  Tours start at 9:00AM until 5:00PM running at the top of every hour on a first come-first served basis."

June 4th Chaney's Dairy Barn will have a Kentucky Proud Festival. From their website: "June 4 | Kentucky Proud Festival | 9am-4pm
Support Kentucky artists & producers! Featuring Kentucky made crafts and foods! Rain or shine. In conjunction with Woodburn Days."


From the WCVK Community Happenings page: "06/04/11 Regional Child Development Clinics Golf Scramble at Crosswinds Golf Course, 1031 Wilkinson Trace, Bowling Green is Saturday June 4 th. Registration begins at 7:30AM with Shotgun at 8:00AM. For $70 per player or $280 per team you can help provide services to children birth through eight who are suspected of developmental delays. $500 for 1st place team, $300 to 2nd place team, awards for closest to the hole on #18, and longest drive on #10. Call Susan at 270-843-8284 for registration information." 


June 4th the Caveman 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."

The SkyMac Bluegrass Jet Jam is today at Stahl Field. This is an Southern Kentucky Model Aero Club event. It is from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. $5 per person, $10 per carload. Find out more: 799-5676, http://www.skymacrc.com.

A Draft Horse and Mule Championship is being held at the WKU Brown Ag Expo Center today too. 745-3976.

Sunday, June 5th

Today is parents Skate Free day at the Skatebox from 2-5 p.m. with paid child admission of $5.00.

Today is the famous 68-80 400 mile sale starting at 7 a.m. It continues through the 5th. Call 270-781-6858 or 270-792-5300 for a free map. http://www.400mile.com.

Today at 2:00 p.m. is the Planetarium presentation at WKU's Hardin Planetarium. From the WBKO Community Calendar: "Venus: Our Sister Planet Summer Planetarium Presentation May 31, 2011 - Jul 10, 2011 Tues.& Thurs. 7 pm; Sunday 2 pm
Hardin Planetarium, Western Kentucky University
Known throughout history as the Morning Star, the Evening Star and named after the Roman Goddess of love and beauty, Venus has so much in common with the Earth that it is often called its "sister" or "twin". In this presentation new photographs and NASA footage will be used to explore the impact Venus has had throughout our history, discuss our current understanding of its composition and atmosphere and highlight NASA's plans for future missions - all aimed at determining if it will ever be possible for humans to live on Venus. For further information contact Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, Hardin Planetarium at 270-745-4044."

More events coming up:
Harley Jane Kozak is speaking Thursday, June 9th at the Warren County Public Library at 6 p.m. Free tickets are available at all Public Library locations.
Chaney's Dairy Barn Ice Cream and a Moovie starts June 10th at dusk.
June 10th is also Civilian Tea Time at Riverview at Hobson Grove.

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 21st (Tuesday) author Karen Kingsbury will speak at First Baptist Church at 6 p.m. Free tickets will be at any local public library location. 781-4882.
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.

I will be listing more events here as I find them. Feel free to list yours as a comment. Later! 




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