Monday, June 6, 2011

More events in the Bowling Green, Kentucky area for June 6th, Monday

Some events in the Bowling Green Area for today
Monday June 6th
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 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)
#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

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,

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: 

From the Kentucky Literary Newsletter #225: "The Kentucky State Poetry Society is now accepting submissions for their annual poetry competition.  See 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!

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

An ArtWorks members group exhibition is going on through July 29th at the Ivan Wilson Fine Arts Center 2nd Floor Gallery. 745-6125.

The works of Hai Ri Han and Kim Jones are showing in the Mezzanine (upstairs) at the Capital Arts Center this month through the 28th.

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

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 continues "The Artist Within" in June through the 24th. They are open Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

The VSA Art exhibit is at the Main Branch Library's Porter Cafe this month.

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

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

Events and classes:

Monday, June 6thRussell Sims Aquatic Center has a 1/2 price special today from 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Bring a Pepsi bottle or can or a coupon. Call 393-3249 for more info. 

At 6:00, you can join in a Summer Stroll with Bowling Green Staff and Officials at the Riverbend Landing community. 393-3674.

From 6-9 p.m. at 430 Center Street, you can learn about Disaster services. You must pre-register with the Red Cross to attend. Call 781-7377.

A free computer class is today from 6-7 p.m. at the Main Branch library: Intermediate Computers and the Internet. You must pre-register to attend. Call 781-4882.

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 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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