Sunday, September 18, 2011

Events in Bowling Green Kentucky September 19th - 25th

Blue Corn Maze - from Pinkmoose on Flickr.
Hi all!

Here is the new weekly "what's happening" update for the Betsyanne Events blog page.

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

SKyPAC Hardhat tours take place Monday - Friday until the end of the month at 4 p.m. You must pre-register to take the tour. Check on the time too. Call 393-0080.

Chaney's Dairy Barn has a Corn Maze this month. Check with them about it first.

Jackson's Orchard has a Pumpkin Festival every weekend this month too.

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

Monday, September 19th

Curious George will be at the Main Branch library at 3:30 p.m. today to celebrate National Library Sign-up Month. 781-4882.

Join City officials and others in Bowling Green for a Summer Stroll in the Fountain Square area. Everyone is meeting in Fountain Square Park at 6, then will stroll around the square. Barbara Hoechner will lead the group. More info: 393-3674.

The Corvette City Bop Club meets tonight (and every first and third monday) at the Fraternal Order of Police, 150 Corvette Drive. Love to dance? Find out more 991-4040.

A free computer class is going on at the Main branch library, Microsoft Excel Advanced. You must pre-register to attend. Call 781-4882.

Tuesday, September 20th
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"

Today at 6:00 p.m. at the Kentucky is a presentation  by Dr. Dorothea Browder, Assistant Professor of History at WKU called "Louisa May Alcott: Through Her Eyes". Learn more:

A free presentation featuring writer James Fallows is at WKU's Van Meter Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Find out more: 745-5204. Here is a description from the WKU Cultural Enhancement pages: "All events begin at 7:30 PM (CST) in Van Meter Hall, and are open and free to faculty, students, staff and the community. Seating is on a first-come, first-seated basis. For more information, call 270-745-5204 or email"

The Bowling Green Main library has Spanish Explorers (K-6) at 4 p.m. and Party with George at 6 p.m. (Curious George) including photo ops and a special program for all ages. 781-4882.

The Bowling Green Main library also has a free computer class, Computing for Seniors from 6-7 p.m. You must pre-register to attend. Call 781-4882.

The WKU Chess Club meets from 6:30 - 9 p.m. at WKU's South Campus. Call 918-809-6278 for more information. You may want to bring your chess set.

Wednesday, September 21st

The WKU Chess Club meets from 9 a.m. -12 p.m. at Barnes and Noble. Call 918-809-6278 for more information. You may want to bring your chess set.

The Bob Kirby branch library has Kirby Babies today at 9:30 a.m. for babies 6-18 months. 782-0252.

Graham Troopers for school-age students meets at the Graham Drive community library at 3 p.m.

The Smiths Grove branch library has Kids Craft Time from 3-4 p.m. for K-6th grade. 563-6651.

People of all ages can meet Curious George today at 3 p.m. This event  includes photo ops and a special program. 781-4882.

A free computer class meets today, Job Hunting Online, at the Main branch library at 6-7 p.m. You must pre-register to attend. Call 781-4882.

Thursday, September 22nd
The High Five Kids Club meets today at the Main branch library at 4 p.m. for School age K-5 students. 781-4882.

Teen Thursday is at the Graham Drive community branch library today at 5 p.m. for grades 6-12. 781-1441.

The Freinds of the Library Preview book sale is today from 4-8 p.m. at the L & N Depot. This event is for Friends of the Library members, but new members may join at the door.

A talk about 19th Century Gothic novels is tonight at 6 p.m. by Dr. Sandra Hughes at the Kentucky Museum. 745-4502.

The WKU Chess club meets from 6-8:30 at the log cabin behind Cherry Hall at WKU. All ages and skills are welcome to attend. You may want to bring your chess set. Find out more: 918-809-6278.

Friday, September 23rd

Today is the Friends of the Library book sale from 9 am. - 7 p.m. at the L & N Depot Historic Museum. 843-2296.

The Capital Arts Center will show a free performance of The World of Anansi the Spider today. This is a marionette show for children of all ages. 781-4882.

The Bob Kirby Branch library has Peek-a-Boo Babies today at 9:30 for babies 6-18 months old. 781-4882. They also have Preschool Storytime at 10:30 a.m. for ages 3-5 years.

The Main Branch library has Preschool Spanish today at 9:30  for ages 3-5 years. They also have Preschool Storytime at 10:30 a.m. for ages 3-5 years.

The Summer Lights Gala is tonight, hosted by Buster and Jan Stewart. Tickets are $125.00 per couple and $75.00 for individuals. This event raises money for BRACAC, the Barren River Area Child Advocacy Center. Find out more: From the website: "For additional ticket information, contact or at (270) 783-4357."

WKU Music Department has a free concert at the WKU Fine Arts Center at 11:30 a.m. by Julia Heinen on the clarinet, assisted by Dr. John Cipolla, clarinet, and Dr. Donald Speer piano.

The Capital Arts Center has a free Street Dance and Concert today featuring Skip Bond and the Fugitives at 7:30 p.m. 782-2787.

The Symphony at WKU presents Club Swing with Five by Design at WKU Van Meter Auditorum at 8 p.m. 745-7681. Tickets are $25.00 for adults, and $5.00 for students, and higher at the door. You can buy them online.

The Natcher Elementary School Fall Festival is today from 5-8 p.m.

Saturday, September 24th

The International Festival is today at Circus Square. Find out all the fun events: From the website: "Admission $3. 12 & under admitted for free. Buy a festival Restaurant Discount Card and get in for $1 or use our online coupon to get $1 off admission." This event takes place rain or shine.

The 13th annual Buddy Walk "The Future is Bright"  is today starting at 9 a.m. at the Greenwood High Football Stadium. find out more: This event benefits the Down Syndrome (Group) of South Central Kentucky. 

The Friends of the Library book sale continues today from 9-5 at the L & N Depot Historic Museum. 843-2296.

The Capital Arts Center is celebrating 30 years by having an Anniversary Wine Tasting Fundraiser and birthday party celebration at 6:30 p.m. hosted by 440 Main Restaurant. Find out more: 782-2787.

Today is Free admission to the L & N Depot Historic Railpark and Train Museum, Riverview at Hobson Grove, or the National Corvette Museum from Smithsonian Magazine. (Visitors pick one). You can download your tickets here:

Jackson's Orchard has its Pumpkin Festival today. From their calendar pages: They have "Wagon Rides to the Pumpkin Patch, Pick-Your-Own Pumpkins, The Corn Maze, Petting Zoo, Pony Rides, Straw Castle, Face Painting, The Goat Ranch, and The Cider Slider, our Children’s Slide. Not to mention all the Great Food including the Jackson's Orchard Hot Dog Cart! Did we mention Caramel Apples?"

Sunday, September 25th
Today is an (East) Indian Culture and Heritage (ICH) and Language Class is from 10 a.m. to 12 noon today at the ALIVE Center. More info: 270-746-9508 or 502-544-7221.

The WKU Choral Fall Concert is today from 4-6 p.m. at First Christian Church. Tickets are $5.00 per person, and $2.00 for students. 745-3751.


Chaney's is having a big and fun day on October 1st and 2nd. They just put an announcment on their Facebok page. Here is what is says:
Chaney's Pumpkin Pickin' Festival | Sat, Oct 1: 11am-5pm & Sun, Oct 2: 12pm-5pm. Celebrate fall (& Chaney's Birthday) with us!

Pricing: $1/ticket or 6 tickets for $5
Mini farm tours (includes hayride to barn, tour goers get to try their hand at milking Miss Glimmer, and a visit with a calf) for 2 tickets/person
Chaney's 6 acre Corn Maze - 2 tickets/person
... Kids' activities (face painting, pumpkin painting, games, etc) 1 ticket/person
Free hayrides to the pumpkin patch (pumpkins must be purchased - prices vary according to size).

We'll also be celebrating Chaney's 8th birthday with WNKY's Radar the Weather Dog on Sat, Oct 1st. Radar will be here 1pm-3pm. Enjoy a free slice of birthday cake!"

A big thanks again 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. 

Have a fun week!

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