Sunday, August 7, 2011

What's happening in the Bowling Green, Kentucky area this week Aug. 7-14

Photo by SOKY on Flickr.
 Fun things to do in the Bowling Green, Ky area August 7th - 14th.

The Main Library is closed through the 17th due to renovations. The other branches are open.

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

Sunday, August 7th
The Russell Sims Aquatic Park is having a Sunny Day Pool Party today sponsored by WKYU-PBS from 1-5. 745-2202.

Parents skate free with a child's admission today from 2-5 at the Skatebox.

WhaBah Steakhouse has a live Blues Jam from 6-10. 782-6400.
Monday, August 8th
Kirby Kids (for elementary school ages) meet today at 3:30 at the Bob Kirby Branch library.

Holy Trinity Lutheran School is having an Open House today from 5:30 - 7 p.m. Find out more about the school. http://bowlinggreen.macaronikid.com/calendar/event/628805/

WhaBah Steakhouse has a Teen Jam from 6-9. Free admission, the family is invited. 782-6400.

Tuesday, August 9th
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 Sunny 16 Camera Club meets today (the second Tuesday) at the Presbyterian Church's Fellowship Hall downtown at 10th at State Streets.

Warren County Youth Football signups are today from 6-8 pm. at Phil Moore Park. 843-6665.

The Red Cross has a class on Shelter Operations and Simulation from 6-9 at 430 Center Street. 781-7377. You must pre-register to attend.

Wednesday, August 10th
Graham Troopers for school-age students meets today at the Graham Drive branch library. 781-1441.

Thursday, August 11th
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 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. at the Log Cabin on the WKU Campus. All ages and skill levels are welcome.  Questions, call 918-809-6278. You may want to bring your chess set.

The Fraternal Order of Police sponsors Ballroom Dance Lessons at 150 Corvette Drive at 7 - 8 p.m. The cost is  $7.00 per person. 782-5425.

Via the Creative Writing ListServe: An artist workshop is offered today from 5:00 - 7:45 at the Bob Kirby Branch Library by the Kentucky Foundation for Women for those interested in Feminist Art and Social Change. You must pre-register to attend. From the mailing:
"For more information call the KFW office or visit www.kfw.org
Please RSVP by contacting Sue at the KFW office,
502-562-0045, toll free at 866-654-7564 or sue@kfw.org."


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.

Teen Thursday is at 5 at the Graham Drive branch library. 781-1441.

Warren County Youth Football signups are today from 6-8 pm. at Phil Moore Park. 843-6665.

Spirits in the Cave is tonight at Lost River Cave from 6-9 p.m., which raises money for Big Brothers and Big Sisters. Tickets are $40.00 per person. call 781-1180 or visit http://bbbsky.com.

Friday, August 12th
The Bowling Green Gallery Hop is today from 5-8 p.m. Make sure to visit the Pots Place at 528 East Main street on the square. They will have special treats there for visitors donated by Mariah's. Yum! Plus they have new works by artists Bob Brigl, Helen Hooper-Hirst, Norman O'Neal, Laura Bain-Selbo, and Diane Braber. Some photos of new works are here: The Pots Place Facebook page photos.

Concerts in the Park follow from 6:30 p.m. -10. 782-0222.

This is also the Duncan Hines Festival from 5-8 at The Kentucky Library and Museum. 792-0775. Find out more about the Adventures in Good Baking contest here: http://bowlinggreen.macaronikid.com/calendar/event/628694/.

A Shine Up and Show Off Car and Truck show is at Circus Square Park from 5-8:30 to  benefit Hope Harbor.

The Capital Arts theater  at 416 East Main downtown shows Les Miserables tonight at 7 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.

Orchestra Kentucky has a Retro Series performance tonight with Piano Men at the WKU Van Meter Auditorium at 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. 846-2426. Contact: Diane Crawley 270-846-2426 dcrawley@orchestrakentucky.com.
 
Today is the registration deadline for a  Dementia and Alzheimer's class from 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. at Christian Health Center at 1800 Westen on August 29th. You must pre-register to attend. Call 796-6643.

An old style Supper and Auction is at 5:00 at Warren East High School. This is a benefit for the Foster Grandparents program.

All participants in Special Olympics are invited to the Special Olympics Appreciation Day today from 4-8 at Russell Sims Aquatic Center.

 
Saturday, August 13th
The Perseids Meteor Shower is tonight. But the moon's brightness will make them hard to see.  Get hints from NASA on how to see them this year. http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.cfm?release=2010-119
 
This is the Second Saturday Street Fair downtown in beautiful Fountain Square. Come downtown and visit all the shops and relax in the Square.

Via Facebook:  Today is the Tour D Town Hot Rods Ride. From the FB page: "Location: Keriakes Park/Hot Rods Stadium. Join the August family friendly Tour D Town Ride from Keriakas Park to the Hot Rods stadium. Enjoy the game and take an easy ride back to the park afterwards. Bring helmet, bike lock and lights! Ride departs Keriakas at 6PM. Game starts at 7:05." Via Bicycle Bowling Green.

The Red Cross offers volunteers a free class today from 8-5, "Client Casework: Providing Emergency Assistance." You must pre-register for this class. 781-7377.

WKU has Chess on the Square today from 9-3. Free play. Call Samuel Hunt for more info. 918-809-6278.

The Tea Squares shop at 906 State Street has a "Sneak Preview" today from 9-3. 504-559-9292.

The Capital Arts theater  at 416 East Main downtown shows Les Miserables tonight at 7 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.

Orchestra Kentucky has a Retro Series performance tonight with Piano Men at the WKU Van Meter Auditorium at 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. 846-2426. Contact: Diane Crawley 270-846-2426 dcrawley@orchestrakentucky.com.

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.

More upcoming events:
August 17th is a workshop at the ALIVE Center, Volunteer Recruitment and Retention. You must pre-register for this workshop.
August 18th, the Public Theater of Kentucky presents Annie Jr. at the Phoenix Theater at 545 Morris Alley. This production goes on until August 28th. 781-6233.
August 19th and 20th, Chaney's will present Tangled at their Ice Cream and a Moovie event.
August 19, 20, and 21st is the 3rd Annual Newgrass Festival.
August 21 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.
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.
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 & 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.
August 27th is the Great American Campout at Lost River Cave.

From the WCVK Community Happenings Page: "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.
10/01/11 Smiths Grove Presbyterian Church and Evans Law Office 5K and 2 mile walk at North Warren Elementary School in Smiths Grove, KY on Saturday, October 1st , 2011. Registration starts at 7am and the start of 5K and walk will be at 8am. Money raised will be used for church activities, helping those in the community, Team World Vision, and Kentucky Lions Eye Foundation. For more information call 270-996-8164 or 270-393-7017."
Have a fun week!
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