Sunday, August 14, 2011

Events in the Bowling Green, Kentucky area Aug. 14-21.

Fun things to do in the Bowling Green, Ky area August 14th - 21st.
The Main Library is closed through the 17th due to renovations. The other branches are open.

Thank you to the SoKy Happenings for many of these events. 

Make sure to double-check each event, just in case.

Sunday, August 14th
Rainhill Equine Facility, a horse rescue, has free tours today from 1-4. 11125 Kentucky Highway 185, Bowling Green. 777-3164, http://www.RainHillRescue.com.

The Capital Arts theater  at 416 East Main downtown shows Les Miserables today at 3 p.m., presented by the Capital Arts Youth Theater. Tickets are $15.00 for adults, $10.00 for students, and $6.00 for children 12 and under.
The Cumberland Presbyterian Church at 807 Campbell Lane has their annual Ice Cream Social, Cake Walk, and Cake Auction today from 4-6 p.m. 781-3295. 

WhaBah Steakhouse has a live Blues Jam from 6-10. 782-6400.
Monday, August 15th
CASA has their spring Training starting today at Christ Episcopal Church next to the Main Library at 6-9 p.m. The classes are Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays for three weeks. Find out more: 782-5353. You can also apply at their website here: http://www.casaofsck.org.

The Bob Kirby Branch Library has Toddler Time today at 9:30 a.m. Toddler Time is for kids ages 18-36 months. 782-0252.

The Kentucky Blues Society has a Teen Jam from 5-9 p.m. at WhaBah Steakhouse. Bring the family, free admission. 782-6400.

There is a Summer Stroll at 7 p.m. at the Bent Tree neighborhood. Call for more info: 393-3674.

Tidball's has Open Mic tonight at 9 p.m. 793-9955.

Tuesday, August 16th
Today if you eat at certain restaurants, you can support United Way from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. This event is the Dine-A-Round. Find out more: http://www.liveunitedtoday.com. From their Facebook page: "United Way's 5th Annual Dine-A-Round is August 16th. Dine at The Catfish House, The Bistro, O'Charley's, Mariah's, Griff's Deli, Holiday Inn University Plaza Cafe, or Earl G Dumplin's (Scottsville) and 10% of the day's proceeds will benefit those in need in Southern Kentucky! What a great excuse to go out to eat!"

A fundraiser for Rhonda St. Charles is today from 4 p.m. until ? at the Keller Williams Realty Office. The proceeds will go to pay for funeral expenses.


SKyPAC is having a Hard Hat Tour today at 4 p.m. They also have another on Thursday. You must pre-register to attend. Call 393-0080.

Wednesday, August 17th
Use promo code "JDW" to purchase tickets for the Bowling Green Hot Rods today on Military Recognition Day and help support J.D. Williams, an injured Fort Campbell soldier from Auburn. Tickets are $10.00 each. The game starts at 6:30 p.m. at the Bowling Green Ballpark. 901-2121.

The Special Olympics Bowling Practice and Sign-ups are from 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. at Southern Lanes.  Bowling Practice will be every Wednesday. Call to find out more: 393-3265 or 393-3480.

Graham Troopers (for school-age students) meets at 3 p.m. at the Graham Drive community branch library. 781-1441.

The Smiths Grove branch library has Wonderful Wednesday from 3-4 for Kindergarten age through 6th grade.

August 17th is a workshop at the ALIVE Center, Volunteer Recruitment and Retention. You must pre-register for this workshop.

Thursday, August 18th
The State Fair in Louisville starts today, and goes on until the 28th.

This is Teen Thursday at the Graham Drive library at 5 p.m. (for grades 6-12) 781-1441.

Annie, Jr. plays at 7 p.m. at the Public Theater of Kentucky at 545 Morris Avenue, put on by the Sunburst Youth Theatre. Call 781-6233 for reservations.

The Public Theater of Kentucky presents Annie Jr. at the Phoenix Theater at 545 Morris Alley at 7 p.m. This production goes on until August 28th. 781-6233. Click here to go to the Sunburst Youth Theater's Facebook page.

SKyPAC is having a Hard Hat Tour today at 4 p.m. You must pre-register to attend. Call 393-0080.

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.

The Bowling Green League of Bicyclists has an Easy Ride today. Meet them at Keriakes Park at 6 p.m. This is a ride (mostly flat) through mostly residential areas. You must have a helmet. The ride lasts 1 to 1 1/2 hours. You can join the League here: http://www.bglob.com/membership.php.

Friday, August 19th
There are Concerts in the Park today from 6:30 p.m. until 10 p.m. in Fountain Square Park and Circus Square Park in Bowling Green. 782-0222.

(From the WBKO Community Calendar pages) If you visit Ashley Furniture Homestore today, you can support Muscular Dystrophy Awareness. Purchase a $20.00 coupon, and you can get 20% off your purchase. Donations will benefit Families of SMA in the memory of Annie Grimes.

Chaney's presents the movie Tangled tonight at their Ice Cream and a Moovie event. The movie starts at dusk. No outside food or drink is allowed. This is a free event.

The Eastside Church of Christ at 1706 Smallhouse Road has a Hymn Singing at 7 p.m. The public is invited. 843-9925.

The Public Theater of Kentucky presents Annie Jr. at the Phoenix Theater at 545 Morris Alley at 7 p.m. This production goes on until August 28th. 781-6233. Click here to go to the Sunburst Youth Theater's Facebook page.

August 19, 20, and 21st is the 3rd Annual Newgrass Festival. http://www.newgrassfestival.com/
See the daily schedule here: http://www.newgrassfestival.com/schedule.htm. This event is at Ballance Farms, 13101 Louisville Road, Oakland, KY 42159. From the WBKO Community Events pages: "Our festival location is where Sam Bush [father of newgrass] was born and grew up, where Courtney Johnson lived out his life, where Courtney’s wife Hazel still resides, where John Cowan once lived, and where Curtis Burch lives and teaches the next generation today- Beautiful Kentucky. The rolling hills of Ballance Farms are a perfect backdrop for the smooth harmonies and toe-tapping rythyms of newgrass."

Visit http://www.newgrassfestival.com or call 270-784-0757 to learn more.

Greener Groundz has a Whip It Launch Party and Reading from 7-9 p.m. Two WKU Faculty members will discuss their new books. Afterwards, there will be a poetry reading with poetry, fiction, or music. Find out more: http://wkunews.wordpress.com/2011/08/11/new-books/ or contact: Molly McCaffrey, (270) 745-5709.

The Warren County Parks and Rec Dept. are showing the movie "Despicable Me" at Ephram White Park near the shelter at 8 p.m. tonight at 885 Mount Olivet Road. For more info, call 843-6665 and speak to Lisa Clary, Center Supervisor.

Saturday, August 20th
There is a free Homebuyer's Education Class at the Tomorrow Center, at 1133 Adams Street from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. It is sponsored by HANDS. From the SoKy Calendar: "Yes, you can Own Your Own Home!" Registration for the event is from 8 to 8:30 p.m. Lunch will be provided. Call for more info: 796-8230. From the WBKO Community pages: "* Finding the right house, * Mortgage Loan Process, * Insurance for your home, * Predatory Lending, * Budget, * Credit, (and) * Basic Home Maintenance. Anna Byrum (270)796-4176"

The Public Theater of Kentucky presents Annie Jr. at the Phoenix Theater at 545 Morris Alley at 7 p.m. This production goes on until August 28th. 781-6233. Click here to go to the Sunburst Youth Theater's Facebook page.

From the WBKO Community Page: "Vette City Lions Club 7th Annual MOTORFEST. Aug 20, 2011 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM Lost River Cave and Valley. Antique cars, trucks,antique tractors, hit 'n miss engines, motorcycles and more!"

Lyndell and Debbie Graven 843-1556 991-7554 991-7553 

The 3rd Annual International Newgrass Festival continues today starting at noon. Gates open at 8 a.m.  http://www.newgrassfestival.com/
See the daily schedule here: http://www.newgrassfestival.com/schedule.htm. This event is at Ballance Farms, 13101 Louisville Road, Oakland, KY 42159.  From the WBKO Community Events pages: "Our festival location is where Sam Bush [father of newgrass] was born and grew up, where Courtney Johnson lived out his life, where Courtney’s wife Hazel still resides, where John Cowan once lived, and where Curtis Burch lives and teaches the next generation today- Beautiful Kentucky. The rolling hills of Ballance Farms are a perfect backdrop for the smooth harmonies and toe-tapping rythyms of newgrass."

from the WBKO Community Calendar pages"WCHS Marching Band Car Wash, Aug 20, 2011, 8am-1pm - 4 Locations in BG: Auto Zone Russellville Rd, McDonalds 31W& Cemetery Rd, McDonalds Nashville Rd & Campbell Ln,
Advance Auto Scottsville Rd. - Brandon Salmon 270-348-3662 or Julie Crousore 270-999-1927"

Kevin Kirby of J.C. Kirby and Sons is bringing a free Southern Gospel Concert to the Capital Arts Center tonight at 7:30 p.m. Find out more: 782-2787.

Chaney's presents the movie Tangled tonight at their Ice Cream and a Moovie event. The movie starts at dusk. No outside food or drink is allowed. This is a free event.

Sunday, August 21st
Dance Arts Sleeping Beauty ("come dressed as the Princess you are") 1-4 p.m. Show is limited to 40 participants. $15.00 for participating children with accompanying adult. $5.00 for observers, Ages 2.5 - 5 years. Call Jackie to pre-register at 270-467-8852.
From the WBKO Community Events page: "Dance Arts of Bowling Green Performs Sleeping Beauty Hosted by the National Corvette Museum, Aug. 21, 2011 2:00pm-4:00pm.  National Corvette Museum. Your child will become a part of their favorite fairy tale in this interactive performance of Sleeping Beauty. After the performance, enjoy a special tea party served to you by the ballerinas! $15 Participating children with one accompanying adult, $5 for observers. Jackie Utzler,
270-467-8852, jackie@corvettemuseum.org."


The Bowling Green Sprint Triathlon is today at the Russell Sims Aquatic Center, and starts at 8 a.m. 791-9437.

The Public Theater of Kentucky presents Annie Jr. at the Phoenix Theater at 545 Morris Alley at 3 p.m. This production goes on until August 28th. 781-6233. Click here to go to the Sunburst Youth Theater's Facebook page.

The 3rd Annual International Newgrass Festival continues today starting at noon. Gates open at 8 a.m.  http://www.newgrassfestival.com/
See the daily schedule here: http://www.newgrassfestival.com/schedule.htm. This event is at Ballance Farms, 13101 Louisville Road, Oakland, KY 42159. From the WBKO Community Events pages: "Our festival location is where Sam Bush [father of newgrass] was born and grew up, where Courtney Johnson lived out his life, where Courtney’s wife Hazel still resides, where John Cowan once lived, and where Curtis Burch lives and teaches the next generation today- Beautiful Kentucky. The rolling hills of Ballance Farms are a perfect backdrop for the smooth harmonies and toe-tapping rythyms of newgrass."




A big 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.

More upcoming events in August:
August 23rd: BGAMUG, the Bowling Green Computer club, meets at 6:30. http://www.bgamug.com.
August 25th John F. Baker Jr. will speak at the Main branch library at 6 p.m.
Big Red's Blitz is August 25th too.
August 27th is the Great American Campout at Lost River Cave.
Also on August 27th: (from the WCVK Community Events calendar) "08/27/11 Saturday August 27, 4:30 - 7:00 pm. Christ United Methodist Church, 716 Cave Mill Road, Bowling Green presents 48th Annual Ice Cream Social featuring burgers, hot dogs, salads, baked beans, desserts and homemade ice cream plus inflatable for the kids. Adults $7/ Children 12 & Under $3. Community is invited. 842-4343."
From the WCVK "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."
September:

September 10th, The Octagon Hall Museum in Franklin will have a Ghost Hunt. 1-866-559-4741. http://www.GhostHuntWeekends.com.
September 17th is Symphony at the Orchard. http://www.TheSymphonyAtWKU.org.
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.
September 24th is the International Festival in Bowling Green.
The 2011 US Bank Balloon Tunes and BBQ is September 8 – 11.

Have a fun week!

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