Friday, September 9, 2011

Fun stuff to do around Bowling Green Kentucky September 9-18

Events this week
Here is the latest updated page for this week.

I just added the FREE symphony concert this Saturday, Sept. 17th at 10 am. at Jackson's Orchard. Find out more by scrolling down.

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.

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

Here is the latest updated page for this week. I have added more events.

For instance, you can have a Hard Hat Tour of the new SKyPAC building until the end of this month Mondays through Fridays at 4 p.m. Call for reservations, 393-0080.

The Corn Maze is at Chaney's Dairy Barn this week.

Friday, September 9th

The Special Olympics State Softball Tournament starts at 9 a.m. at Buchanon Park, and goes all day. 842-5302, http://www.soky.org.

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.

Lil' Angels Attic is from 9 am. to 7 p.m. at 1323 Melrose. Get used children's clothing, toys, shoes, etc. and help children and families in the community.

Robin Hood is playing at 7 pm. at the Phoenix Theater, presented by the Sunburst Youth Theater. Call 781-6233 for reservations.

The Bob Kirby branch library has Preschool Spanish at 9:30 a.m. for ages 3-5 years and Preschool story time at 10:30 a.m. (782-0252), and the Main Branch library has Peek-A-Book Babies at 9:30 a.m. for ages 6-18 months, and Preschool story time at 10:30 a.m. (781-4882).

Balloons, Tunes and BBQ starts at 3 p.m. with free admission at the BG-WC airport. 745-7532.

The ALIVE Center at 1818 31-W has a math and science class today from 4-5 p.m. for grades 1-8. Call 746-9508 or 502-544-7221.

A free concert by WKU Music, Noah Bendix-Balgley, Masterclass, and Dr. Ching-Yi Lin is at 5:00 p.m. at the WKU Fine Arts Center. 745-3751.

Saturday, September 10th

Today is the Second Saturday Street Fair in downtown Bowling Green at Fountain Square. 782-0222. Join us from 9-5:30 for sidewalk sales, food, booths, music, and more. The Pots Place (http://www.thepotsplace.com) will be offering kid's classes by Laura Bain-Selbo too (Call her for a reservation: 1-717-679-6258). http://www.downtownbg.org.

September 10th (today), The Octagon Hall Museum in Franklin will have a Ghost Hunt. 1-866-559-4741. http://www.GhostHuntWeekends.com. You can not get a ticket at the door.
 

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."

Balloons, Tunes, and BBQ continues todayhas a fly-in in the early morning today. The events continue until later. Free admission. 745-7532.

Robin Hood is playing at 7 pm. at the Phoenix Theater, presented by the Sunburst Youth Theater. Call 781-6233 for reservations.

The benefit ride, LeTour de 4-H Bicycle Ride starts at 7 a.m. at Chaney's Dairy Barn and Restaurant. Find out more: 270-586-4484.

Rockfield UMC has an Ice Cream Supper from 5-8 today. $9.00 buy hamburger and hot dog plates with dessert. 842-7788.

Living Hope Baptist Church has a Community Gospel Singing at 6:30 p.m. with groups from Kentucky and Tennessee. 843-9462.

The 2011 Heart Walk continues today starting at 8 a.m. starting at the front lawn of the Medical Center at BG. 842-5700.

Jackson's Orchard has a Kids Expo today from 10-4. 842-0420, http://www.wwwkidsofsoky.com.

Lil' Angels Attic is from 9 am. to 12 noon. at 1323 Melrose. Get used children's clothing, toys, shoes, etc. and help children and families in the community.

The Special Olympics State Softball Tournament continues today at 9 a.m. at Buchanon Park, and goes all day. 842-5302, http://www.soky.org.

Sunday, September 11th 

There will be an South Indian Culture and Heritage program and language class today at the ALIVE Center from 10-12 noon. Call for more info: 746-9508 or 502-544-7221.

Balloons, Tunes and BBQ continues today with free admission. Fly-in happens after daybreak. 745-7532.

The Special Olympics State Softball Tournament starts at 9 a.m. at Buchanon Park, and goes all day. 842-5302, http://www.soky.org.

A Balloon Launch happens at 2:30 p.m. in honor of National Assisted Living Week. Bowling Green Commissioner Bruce Wilkerson will be there, and the Music City Boys Gospel quartet will perform. Call Kathy Granger or Don Franks at 842-5433 for more info.

Beech Bend has the Holley LS Fest 2011 starting at 9 p.m. http://www.holleylsfest.com, 781-9741.

The West. Ky. Horse Sale is today at the WKU Brown Ag-Expo Center at 11 a.m. 745-3976.

The 47th Annual Antique Show and Sale is from 12-5 today at the Knights of Columbus Hall. Admission is $5.00 per person.

Rainbow Equine Rescue Facility at 11125 Kentucky Highway 185 in Bowling Green has Visitors Tours today from 1-4. http://www.rainhillrescue.com.

Monday, September 12th

Library happenings today: Kirby Kids meet at the Kirby branch library today at 3:30 for elementary age students. Toddler Time is at the Main branch library for ages 18-36 months. Time is 10:30 a.m.

A free computer class is at the Main branch library at 6-7:30 p.m. It is MS PowerPoint for Beginners. You must pre-register to atttend. Call 781-4882.

You can have a Hard Hat Tour of the new SKyPAC building until the end of this month. Tours are at 4 p.m. Call for reservations, 393-0080.

Orchestra Kentucky is putting on "On the Town" which starts at 7:30 p.m. at Van Meter Auditorium on WKU's campus. Find out more: http://www.orchestrakentucky.com/ or on their Facebook page.

Tuesday, September 13th

The Main Branch library has a NEW computer class about MS PowerPoint Intermediate from 2 - 3:30 p.m. You must pre-register to attend. Call 781-4882.

You can have a Hard Hat Tour of the new SKyPAC building until the end of this month. Tours are at 4 p.m. Call for reservations, 393-0080. 

The Kentucky Museum has a book giveawan and film today about Louisa May Alcott: The Woman behind Little Women. Find out more: 745-4502.

The WKU chess Club meets at WKU's South Campus  for all skill levels from 6:30 - 9 p.m. You may want to bring your chess set. Call for more info: 1-918-809-6278.

Wednesday, September 14th

You can have a Hard Hat Tour of the new SKyPAC building until the end of this month. Tours are at 4 p.m. Call for reservations, 393-0080.

The WKU Chess club meets again today from 9 a.m. until noon at Barnes and Noble. All Skill levels. You may want to bring your chess set. Call for more info: 1-918-809-6278.

A free computer class, Digital Catalog Downloading, is today at the Main branch library from 2-3 p.m.  You must pre-register to attend. For more info. or to register, call 781-4882.

Graham Troopers meet at the Graham Drive library today for school-age students. Call for info: 781-1441.

Another free computer class, Introduction to Genealogy, is today from 6-7 p.m. at the Main branch library. You must pre-register to attend. 781-4882.

Thursday, September 15th

You can have a Hard Hat Tour of the new SKyPAC building until the end of this month. Tours are at 4 p.m. Call for reservations, 393-0080.

The BG Main branch library has a High Five Kids Club meeting today for kids age K-5 at 4 p.m.

Robin Hood is playing at the Public Theater of Kentucky Phoenix Theater at 7 p.m. It is being put on by the Sunburst Youth Theatre. Call for reservations: 781-6233.

Woody Lingle and Dann Sherrill are playing music at 7:30. - 9:30 p.m. at WKU's Fine Arts Center FAC 189. This is a free concert as part of the Master Artists series.

Author Doug Stanton speaks today about the sinking of the USS Indianapolis and the Horse Soldiers in Afghanistan at 6 p.m. at the Christ Episcopal Church next to the Main branch library.  Free tickets are available at any library location or check this page: http://www.americantowns.com/ky/bowlinggreen/events/doug-stanton.

Chaney's Dairy Barn has a Farm Day today from 6-8 p.m. Come see local food options and ask questions.

Teen Thursdays meet at the Graham Branch library at 5 p.m. for grades 9-12.

The Parade of Homes event is from 5-8 p.m. Tickets are $10.00 with ages 12 and under free. 781-3375. The event continues tomorrow.


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 16th

The Ag Expo Center has a Walking Horse show today starting at 5 p.m. http://www.walkinghorseowners.com/1eventsnav08.php.

The Parade of Homes event is from 5-8 p.m. Tickets are $10.00 with ages 12 and under free. 781-3375.

Chaney's Dairy Barn has Ice Cream and a Moo-vie at dusk. They are playing "Toy Story 3". Do not bring outside food or drink, but do bring a lawn chair or blanket. 843-5567, http://www.chaneysdairybarn.com.

Another free movie is playing tonight at Basil Griffin Park at 8 p.m., "Shrek Forever After" at the air park behind the inline hockey rink. Bring coolers, lawn chairs, and blankets. 843-6665.

Robin Hood is playing at the Public Theater of Kentucky Phoenix Theater at 7 p.m. It is being put on by the Sunburst Youth Theatre. Call for reservations: 781-6233.

A Jonell Mosser concert is at 8 p.m. tonight at the Capitol Arts Center. 782-2787, http://www.capitolarts.com.

The libraries have Peek-A-Boo Babies at 9:30 at the Main Branch library, Preschool Spanish at the Bob Kirby Branch library at 9:30 a.m. for ages 3-5, and both the Bob Kirby branch and the Main branch library has Preschool Story Time at 10:30 a.m. for Ages 3-5 years.

The ALIVE Center has a Math and Science Class from 4-5 p.m. for grades 1-8 at the ALIVE Center. Call for more info: 746-9508 or 502-544-7221.

You can have a Hard Hat Tour of the new SKyPAC building until the end of this month. Tours are at 4 p.m. Call for reservations, 393-0080.

Saturday, September 17th

Today is the Civil War Sesquicentennial from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Many events will take place today. Check them out here: http://visitbgky.com/micro/civilwar/sesquicentennial-events/. http://www.visitbgky.com/civilwar, (270) 782-0800.

The Walk MS event is today starting at 9 a.m. at Preston Miller Park. Call for more info: 502-541-0014.

From the Symphony at WKU websiteEnjoy a FREE concert at 10 a.m. at Jackson's orchard today. Here is a copy of their blog advertisement:











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."

The Vette City Roller Derby is at 5 p.m. at The Skatebox. Call for ticket prices: 843-3394. The Vette City Vixens play the Rollergirls Of Central Kentucky and Hot Broads play Naptown Third Alarm (at home).

Chaney's Dairy Barn has Ice Cream and a Moo-vie at dusk. They are playing "Toy Story 3". Do not bring outside food or drink, but do bring a lawn chair or blanket. 843-5567, http://www.chaneysdairybarn.com.

Robin Hood is playing at the Public Theater of Kentucky Phoenix Theater at 7 p.m. It is being put on by the Sunburst Youth Theatre. Call for reservations: 781-6233.

 Capitol Arts Center has a free Columbia Marionette show tonight at  5 p.m. "The World of Anansi the Spider". From the Warren Media Marketers site: Saturday, September 17, 2011The World of Anansi the Spider: Columbia Marionette Theatre: 5 p.m. “The World of Anansi the Spider” is coming to Bowling Green on Saturday, September 17 at 5:00 p.m. at the Capitol Arts Center, 416 E. Main Street.
This puppet show educates and entertains children about world culture. The show features several folk tales narrated by the storyteller Anansi, a classic character featured in African tales which descended to other cultures such as Jamaican and Gullah.
This event is free and open to the public, but tickets are required.  Free tickets can be picked up at any library location or by email: ashleyf@warrenpl.org.  For more information, call 270-781-4882."


The Tour de Town Keriakes Cruise event is today starting at 9 a.m. at Keriakes Park and going to Lover's Lane Soccer Complex. (270) 799-5237, www.bikebg.org.

Potter Children's Home has a Fall Festival today starting at 9:30 a.m. 843-3038. They will have mule rides for $1.00. Find out more by reading the WKU Herald article.

Fountain Square Players presenst "Spirits of the Civil War" at 6 p.m. at the L & N Depot. Call for info: 782-3119. Tickets are $10.00 for adults, and $8.00 for seniors and students.

The Snodgrass Veterinary Medical Center has a Student Horse Show today for New Beginnings Therapeutic Riding. Registration is at 8 a.m., the show is at 9:00. Find out more by calling Jeanne Cline 270.535.0750.

Russell Sims Aquatic Park has a Puppy Paddle today from 10 a.m. to noon. Tickets are $10.00 per dog. Dogs must be up to date on vaccinations. Call for more info: 393-3249.

(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."

The Symphony at WKU  is playing at Jackson's Orchard today at 10 a.m. You can purchase tickets there or online: https://www.bgwso.org/tickets.htm#.

The Parade of Homes event is from 10-5 p.m. Tickets are $10.00 with ages 12 and under free. 781-3375.

Sunday, September 18th

There will be an South Indian Culture and Heritage program and language class today at the ALIVE Center from 10-12 noon. Call for more info: 746-9508 or 502-544-7221.
 
A bridal show, Very Important Bride 2001, is from 1-5 p.m. at the National Corvette Museum today. More info: 270-202-6439, 615-975-1107, or go to http://www.lastingimpressionsbyleona.com.

The Parade of Homes event is from 1-5 p.m. Tickets are $10.00 with ages 12 and under free. 781-3375.

Lost River Cave has an Advanced Geocaching session today from 2-4 p.m. More info: 393-0077. 

A free WKU music concert is today at 3 p.m. at the WKU Fine Arts Cener by Faculty Oboe recital by Dr. Kristin Polk, Mr. Benjamin Polk and Dr Donald Speer. 745-3751.

Events coming up:
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.
 
Have a fun week!


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