Sunday, August 28, 2011

Events and fun things to do this week in the Bowling Green, Kentucky area Aug. 28th -Sun. Sept. 4th

There are SO many things to do in the BG, KY area. Really!
Some of Laura's new designs at the Pots Place downtown.

I can only get a fraction of the events and things to do listed here. So, to find more events, check out the links to the right here on the blog.

Make sure to double-check each event,  just in case.
 
Sunday, August 28th
Today is the unveiling of the Martin Luther King national monument. Have you seen the "Take your Seat at the Table" commercial?


Chaney's Dairy Barn's Corn Maze is open today from 12 noon to 8 p.m. The price is $7.00 per person. 843-5567.

A free concert happens at 3-5 p.m. today at the Ivan Wilson Center for Fine Arts. It is a flute recital by Heidi Alvarez.

The Capital Arts Youth Theater presents A Pirate's Life for Me at 3 p.m. 416 East Main Street at the Capital Arts Theater. Tickets are $12.00 for adults, $8.00 for students and seniors, and 12 and under $6.00.

The US Girls Fastpitch Softball tournament continues today, all day, at Buchanon Park, BG, located at 9222 Nashville Road, BG. Find out more (and a map) at the United Southern Girls Fastpitch calendar site: Peace, Love, and Softball page.
From the page: Contact: Tom O'Daniel, 662-603-9727

The Public Theater of Kentucky's Sunburst Youth Theater presents Annie Jr. at 3 p.m. This play runs through the 28th. Call 270-781-6233 for reservations. See their Facebook page here: Sunburst Youth Theater FB Page.

 The Indian Artifact Show continues today at the Sloan Convention Center, 1021 Wilkinson Trace, from 8:30 - 2 p.m. This is the last day of this exhibit. Admission is $7.00 per person (or use your weekend ticket). 270-745-0088. Find out more at the Arrowheads website: http://www.arrowheads.com/index.php/artifact-events/details/132-indian-artifact-show

Monday, August 29th
WKU's Fall Semester starts today. Welcome back, WKU students!

From the WCVK Community Events Page: "8/29/11 Annual Houchens Center Fall Game Day will be Aug. 29, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., at Eloise B. Houchens Center, 1115 Adams St., Bowling Green. The $12 cost includes morning and afternoon snacks, hot lunch, and prizes. For more details and reservations call 842-6761."

From the Macaroni Kid Events Calendar:
"Need a unique gift for a special friend or relative?  Why not entertain them and enjoy the day with fun in an historic setting?  Bridge, Bunko, and Scrabble are just a few of the games which may be played at the Fall Card Party and Game Day.  Come for the entire day or for just a few hours.  Table prizes, door prizes, morning and afternoon snacks, and a Pineapple Post Tea Room Luncheon are provided.
Where: Eloise B. Houchens Center, When: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM, Who: This is a fund raiser for the Houchens Center.  All proceeds support upkeep of the building, grounds, and/or scholarship programs., How: Reservations are required
Cost: Tickets are $12 each, they include morning and afternoon snacks,a hot lunch and prizes
For more info: For more information on membership or other activities, please call the Houchens Center at 842-6761."


Chaney's Dairy Barn's Corn Maze is open today from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. The price is $7.00 per person. 843-5567.

The Northern Heights/Parker-Bennett neighborhood has a Summer Stroll with City officials starting at 7 p.m.  They will meet at the Parker-Bennett Curry school parking lot, located at the intersection of Ida and Webb. More info: 393-3674.

Tuesday, August 30th
SKyPAC is having a Hard Hat Tour today at 4 p.m. They also have another on Thursday and every day after that. You must pre-register to attend. Call 393-0080.

Chaney's Dairy Barn's Corn Maze is open today from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. The price is $7.00 per person.  843-5567.

Crescent Lanes has a Senior Bowling Tournament today to allow long-term care residents to compete. The fee is $3.00 for two games. Call for more info: 393-3265 or 393-3480.

Library events today include Toddler time at 9:30 a.m. for ages 18-36 at the BG Main Branch library (781-4882), Preschool Spanish 11:30 p.m. ages 3-5 years at the Main Branch library (781-4882), and Spanish Explorers at the Main branch library at 4 p.m. (781-4882).

Wednesday, August 31st
The Welcome Back WKU Festival is today from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at WKU's South Lawn. You can rent a booth here for $150.00. Call the Chamber at 781-3200 for more info. or to rent a booth.

Chaney's Dairy Barn's Corn Maze is open today from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. The price is $7.00 per person.  http://www.chaneysdairybarn.com/index.html

Library events today include Kirby Babies at 9:30 a.m. for ages 6-18 months at the Bob Kirby Branch library (782-0252), Preschool Story Time at 10:30 a.m. for ages 3-5 at the Main branch library, Graham Troopers at 3 p.m. at the Graham Drive branch library (781-1441), and Wonderful Wednesdays from 3-4 p.m. at the Graham Drive branch library (781-1441)for Kindergarten age students through 6th grade).

Living Hope Baptist Church has a free Fall Back to School Concert at 6-9 p.m. featuring Jimmy Needham, Rush of Fools and The Advice. Seating is limited to the first 1200 attendees. 843-9462. No tickets are needed. from the WCVK Community Pages: "For more information contact Emily Coulter at 270-843-9462 ext 142 or email at Emily.coulter@lhbg.org"

A free Faculty clarinet concert by John Cipolla is at the WKU Fine Arts Center (VAC 189) at 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. He will play "British and American Jazz-influenced" music. (per the Soky Calendar.)

Thursday, September 1st
SKyPAC has a Hard Hat tour today. Call for time(s) and to pre-register. 393-0080.

Today is the 17th Anniversary of the National Corvette Museum. The Museum has a Celebration from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 1-800-53-VETTE.

The WKU Chess club meets from 5:30 - 8:30 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.

Chaney's Dairy Barn's Corn Maze is open today from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. The price is $7.00 per person.  843-5567. http://www.chaneysdairybarn.com/index.html

The BG League of Bicyclists have an easy ride of 1 1/2 hour (mostly through residential areas) starting at Keriakes Park  at 6 p.m. You must wear a helmet. http://www.bglob.com.

Friday, September 2nd
SKyPAC has a Hard Hat tour today. Call for time(s) and to pre-register. 393-0080.

Chaney's Dairy Barn's Corn Maze is open today from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. The price is $7.00 per person. 843-5567. http://www.chaneysdairybarn.com/index.html
There is also Ice Cream and a Moo-vie today at dusk, tonight and tomorrow night. The movie is Gnomeo and Juliet. Admission is free, and Chaney's asks that nobody bring outside food or drink. You can bring a chair or blanket though. 

Saturday, September 3rd
SKyPAC has a Hard Hat tour today. Call for time(s) and to pre-register. 393-0080.

From the Macaroni Kid Events CalendarApple Fest at Jackson's Orchard. "Apple Fest - Saturday, September 3 through Monday, September 5. Labor Day weekend means AppleFest at Jackson’s. Sweet, crisp fall apples and everything that goes with them are the highlight of the day. That means Fresh Apple Cider, Cider Slushes, Fried Pies, Caramel Apples and lots more! Plenty of children’s activities too. Come out and enjoy the start of fall with a celebration of apples at the orchard!  Where: Jackson's Orchard at 1280 Slim Island Road, When: Sat, Sep. 3 @ 8:00am - 6:00pm, Who: Jackson's Orchard, How: Just Show Up, Cost: Free admission. For more info: For more information please call 270-781-5303 or visit www. jacksonsorchard.com"

Chaney's Dairy Barn's Corn Maze is open today from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. The price is $7.00 per person. 843-5567. http://www.chaneysdairybarn.com/index.html.
 There is also Ice Cream and a Moo-vie today at dusk tonight. The movie is Gnomeo and Juliet. Admission is free, and Chaney's asks that nobody bring outside food or drink. You can bring a chair or blanket though. 

Sunday, September 4th
SKyPAC has a Hard Hat tour today. Call for time(s) and to pre-register. 393-0080.

Chaney's Dairy Barn's Corn Maze is open today from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. The price is $7.00 per person. 843-5567. http://www.chaneysdairybarn.com/index.html

From the Macaroni Kid Events CalendarApple Fest at Jackson's Orchard. "Apple Fest - Saturday, September 3 through Monday, September 5. Labor Day weekend means AppleFest at Jackson’s. Sweet, crisp fall apples and everything that goes with them are the highlight of the day. That means Fresh Apple Cider, Cider Slushes, Fried Pies, Caramel Apples and lots more! Plenty of children’s activities too. Come out and enjoy the start of fall with a celebration of apples at the orchard!  Where: Jackson's Orchard at 1280 Slim Island Road, When: Sat, Sep. 3 @ 8:00am - 6:00pm, Who: Jackson's Orchard, How: Just Show Up, Cost: Free admission. For more info: For more information please call 270-781-5303 or visit www. jacksonsorchard.com"  

More upcoming events in September:
The 2011 US Bank Balloon Tunes and BBQ event is September 8 – 11.
Also starting September 8th, WKU will present the play "Number the Stars." 
September 10th, The Octagon Hall Museum in Franklin will have a Ghost Hunt. 1-866-559-4741. http://www.GhostHuntWeekends.com.
Sept. 9th is a kickoff concert for the WKU Redshirts and Treblemakers at First Christian Church from 7:30 - 9 p.m. Admission is just $2.00 per person. Contact the music dept. for more info: 270-745-3751 or email Dr. Paul Hondorp at paul.hondorp@wku.edu.
More concerts and events are on the WKU calendar too.
Also on 9-10: (From the WCVK Community Happenings Page) "09/10/11 Food Drive, the need is still there to help feed a family on Saturday, September 10th 2011 from 9am-3pm. . Staff from WKU Public Radio, WKYU-PBS and volunteers will accept donations of canned food items at WalMart off Campbell Ln in Bowling Green. They will also accept cash contributions on behalf of the American Red Cross to purchase additional needed food items. All donations directly benefit those in need here in South Central KY. A shopping list of needed items to be donated will appear in the Daily News and will also be available at Walmart on Sat. the 10th. The list is also posted on the station website at WKYUPBS.org. Only food items listed will be accepted."
Sept. 16 and 17 is the last Ice Cream and a Moo-vie event at Chaney's for this year.  The movie will be Toy Story 3.
September 17th is Symphony at the Orchard. http://www.TheSymphonyAtWKU.org.
(From the WCVK Community Happenings Page)"09/17/11 Ovarian Cancer Awareness Seminar will be September 17, 2011 at Christ Episcopal Church at 1215 State St in Bowling Green, KY. The Graves Gilbert Clinic and the James Graham Brown Cancer Center of Louisville, KY will sponsor an ovarian cancer awareness seminar to educate women to the early signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer. Registration is by September 12, 2011. Pick up a registration form at Christ Episcopal Church or email OCAS@insightbb.com and leave a name and phone number. A suggested registration fee of $10 pays for breakfast treats and lunch served on site."
Sept 17 The Vette City Vixens play the Rollergirls Of Central Kentucky and Hot Broads play Naptown Third Alarm (at home) at the Skate Box in Bowling Green.
Sept. 17th is also the Anansi Marionette show at the Capital Arts Center at 5 p.m. 
From the WCVK Community Happenings Page: "9/17/11 Parent’s Saturday Out will be offered at Fairview United Methodist Church, 336 Mt. Olivet Rd., Bowling Green, Sept. 17, 2-5 p.m. It is free and offered to anyone. An age appropriate craft, recreation, snack, and movie will be provided. For more information visit www.saturdaysoutatfairview.webs.com or call 320-7743."
From the WCVK Community Happenings Page: "9/20/11 French born, Polish raised pianist Graciella Kowalczyk (Grah-see-EL-la Co-VALL-check) will be performing a free recital at the Fine Arts Center Recital Hall at WKU, Sept. 20, 7:30 p.m. She has appeared in concerts and recitals as a soloist in over 15 countries and 4 continents. For more information go to www.graciellakowalczyk.com. "
September 24th is the International Festival in Bowling Green.


Oh - and have a fun week!
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