Saturday, August 20, 2011

Fun Events in the Bowling Green Area August 20-28

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Are you a visitor to the Bowling Green, Kentucky area? Want some fun ideas of things to do while you are here? Or maybe you live here and want to get some ideas.


Just check here for events, fun places to see, and more. Also check the left and right columns on this blog for more Calendars of Events, and a place to sign up to receive this blog via email. Thanks!

Thank you to the SoKy Happenings for many of these events.  Also a big thanks goes to: The Bowling Green Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, 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.

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


Ongoing: The Kentucky State Fair in Louisville is still happening through the 28th of this month. This is a fun event, worth the drive. You can download the Fair schedule here: http://www.kystatefair.org/.

Via Andee: The SKyPAC...Exciting News beginning September 1 SKyPAC will host Hard Hat Tours Daily!- Be sure to make a reservation soon! call 270-393-0800



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."
Monday, August 22nd
Kirby Kids meet at 3:30 p.m. at the Bob Kirby Branch library (for elementary age kids). 782-0252.

The Bowling Green Main Library has Campfire Stories at 6 p.m. They will also have s'mores! Call 7821-4882 to find out more.

Tuesday, August 23rd
The Main branch library has Spanish for preschoolers ages 3-5 years at 11:30 a.m. Info: 781-4882.

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.

The BG Main Branch Library has a Lego Club at 6 p.m. for ages 5 and up. You must pre-register to attend. Call 781-4882, extension 212 or email Stephaniew@warrenpl.org.

Red Cross disaster relief has another training class today from 6-9 p.m. called Logistics: Overview Simulation. This class is also on the 25th. Call 781-7377 to sign up.

Wednesday, August 24th
Kirby Babies (ages 6-18 months) meet today at the WC Bob Kirby Branch library. Info: 782-0252.

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

Thursday, August 25th
SKyPAC is having a Hard Hat Tour today at 4 p.m. You must pre-register to attend. Call 393-0080.

The High Five Kids Club (K-5 kids) meets today at the BG Main library at 4 p.m. 781-4882.

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

The BG Main Library presents John F. Baker at 6 p.m., author of "The Washingtons of Wessington Plantation: Stories of my Family's Journey to Freedom". You can pick your free tickets up at any library location. Mr. Baker's website is here: http://www.wessyngton.com/

Tonight the Public Theater of Kentucky's Sunburst Youth Theater presents Annie Jr. at 7 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 FOP (Fraternal Order of Police) has Ballroom Dance Lessons from 7-8 p.m. every 2nd and 4th Thursday at 150 Corvette Drive. The cost is $7.00 per person. 782-5425.

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.

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.

The Skate Box has a Back to School Free Skate for only $1.00 for skate rental today from 6-8 p.m.

Friday, August 26th
 Today downtown Fountain Square in Bowling Green, Kentucky has Concerts in the Park from 6:30 - 10 p.m. with J.D. Shelbourne 6:30 - 9:00 (Fountain Square) and Fender Benders 7:30 - 10:00 (Circus Square).

The BG Main Library has Peek-a-Boo Babies today at 9:30 a.m. for children ages 6-18 months. Call 781-4882.

Preschool Storytime (3-5 years) is today at 10:30 a.m. at the BG Main library (781-4882) AND the Bob Kirby Branch library (782-0252).

The Capital Arts Youth Theater presents A Pirate's Life for Me at 7 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.

Tonight the Public Theater of Kentucky's Sunburst Youth Theater presents Annie Jr. at 7 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 Corvette City Bop and Dance Club is sponsoring a Boogie Dance for their 12th Anniversary. at the UAW Hall at 712 Plum Springs Loop. Call Keith for tickets, 270-991-4040.

Living Hope Baptist Church has a seminar from 7 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. based on Tedd Tripp's book, Shepherding a Child's Heart. Tickets are 10.00 each. Find out more here: http://www.livinghopewired.com/42908.


Barnes and Noble has a storytime, "We're Going on a Bear Hunt" by Michael Rosen at 11:30 a.m.

Sloan Convention Center has an Indian Artifact Show today with Preview Night from 1-6 p.m. at 1021 Wilkinson Trace. Admission is $7.00 per person for Saturday and Sunday, (ask about Friday) and $25.00 for the Preview for all weekend. 270-745-0088. Find out more at the Arrowheads website: http://www.arrowheads.com/index.php/artifact-events/details/132-indian-artifact-show

Saturday, August 27th
 Living Hope Baptist Church has a seminar from 8:30 - 12:30 a.m. based on Tedd Tripp's book, Shepherding a Child's Heart. Tickets are 10.00 each. Find out more here: http://www.livinghopewired.com/42908.

The Historic Railpark and Train Museum has a talk, "The Battle of the Bridges" at 8:30 a.m. presented by Tres Seymore at their location at 401 Kentucky Street. Everyone is welcome. Coffee and pastries will be served.

The Capital Arts Youth Theater presents A Pirate's Life for Me at 7 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.

Tonight the Public Theater of Kentucky's Sunburst Youth Theater presents Annie Jr. at 7 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 US Girls Fastpitch Softball tournament starts today, all day, at Buchanon Park, BG, located at 9222 Nashville Road, BG, and continues tomorrow. 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 Great American Campout is today at Lost River Cave. You need to pre-register to atttend. Admission is $15.00 per family. Here is the registration form: http://www.lostrivercave.com/events.html. Learn more: 270-393-0077. Their FB page is here: http://www.facebook.com/#!/lostrivercaveandvalley.

WKU has Family Fun Day today at the WKU Houchens-Smith Stadium from 4-6 p.m. Lots of activities will be offered. Parking and admission is free. FAns can meet Big Red, the Topperettes, and the WKU Cheerleaders too. Here is more information from their FB page:
"Join the Hilltopper football team and fans for this inaugural event on Aug. 29. The Fun Zone will be open from 3 to 6 p.m. with the Topperwalk at 3:40 p.m. The team and coaches will sign autographs from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. followed by a scrimmage game at 6:30 p.m. The day ends with fireworks at 8:30 p.m. For information, call 270-745-6562."
And here is more information from the WKU Sports page article: "The first 500 fans will receive free Pepsi products and popcorn.  Games include multiple inflatables, face painting, balloon art and a dunk tank.  Free WKU posters and autograph cards will be available, and all players and coaches will sign autographs from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.  Fans may also purchase season and single-game tickets. 
The NFL Punt, Pass and Kick contest also takes place and is available at no charge to all children ages 6-15.  You may register on-line at NFLPPK.com.  ESPN Radio (1450 am) will broadcast live from noon – 1:30 p.m. 
For more information about the 2010 Family Fun Day event, please call 270-745-6562."

Sloan Convention Center continues their Indian Artifact Show today from 8:30 - 5 p.m. , at 1021 Wilkinson Trace. 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

Christ United Methodist Church at 716 Cave Mill Road has an Ice Cream Social today from 4:30 - 7 p.m. Adult admission is $7.00 and kids 12 and under are $3.00. They will have burgers, hot dogs, salads, and more.  The community is invited. 842-4343.

Barnes and Noble has another storytime, "We're Going on a Bear Hunt" by Michael Rosen at 3:30 p.m.


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?

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

Wow! There are a lot of events going on right now here in the Bowling Green, Kentucky area.

Have fun this week...

And here are some upcoming events too:

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:

Via Andee: The SKyPAC...(their Facebook page) Exciting News beginning September 1 SKyPAC will host Hard Hat Tours Daily!- Be sure to make a reservation soon! call 270-393-0800
 
 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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