Sunday, October 16, 2011

Events and fun stuff in or near Bowling Green, Kentucky for October 16-23.

Some Around Bowling Green events
Autumn in Kentucky - from Mary K. Baird on Morguefile
 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 or get a Soky Happenings magazine at Barnes and Noble or another location.

Both Jackson's Orchard and Chaney's Dairy Barn have events this month.

Jackson's Orchard has their Pumpkin Festival weekends this month. 2011 Pumpkin Festival - 5 Fall Weekends "Beginning Saturday, September 24 & Sunday, September 25 then every weekend through the end of October. Oct 1 & 2, Oct 8 & 9, Oct 15 & 16 and Oct 22 & 23. The month of October brings lots of excitement to the Orchard. With Halloween approaching, the color is Orange! You’ll find family fun every weekend for the five weekends before Halloween. That means 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?" 
Chaney's has Hayrides to the Pumpkin Patch every weekend in October for $1.00 per person. Their Corn Maze is open until the 31st, along with their Educational Farm Tours. Go to the site to learn more or call 843-5567.

Make sure to double-check each event by calling them before you go, just in case.
Sunday, October 16th
The ALIVE Center at 1818 31-W offers an (East) Indian Culture and Heritage (ICH) and Language Class from 10 a.m. to 12 noon today at the ALIVE Center. Languages taught are Hindi, Gujarati and Telegu. More info: 270-746-9508 or 502-544-7221.

The WKU Planetarium has a free planetarium show at 2 p.m., Year of the Solar System: New Worlds, New Discoveries. This is a first-come, first-served event.

The Alvaton Fire Department has an Open House today from 2-5 p.m. From SoKy Happenings : "Food, fun, and games at 6403 Old Scottsville Road, Alvaton, KY Events include a car fire demonstration, fire truck rides for the kids, and an extrication demonstration with the Jaws of Life." 

The Public Theater of Kentucky (PTK) presents "It was a Dark and Stormy Night" today at 3 p.m. at the Phoenix Theatre. find out more: 781-6233.






Monday, October 17th
The Bob Kirby branch library has Toddler Time at 9:30 a.m. for ages 18-36 months and Kirby Kids today at 3:30 p.m. for elementary age children. 782-0252.
The Main branch library has a free computer class today: MS Excel Intermediate from 6-7:30 p.m. You must pre-register to attend.


Orchestra Kentucky and Kentucky Opera present Carmen at 7 pm. at WKU's Van Meter Hall at 7:30 tonight. 842-2426. From the WKU Calendar: "October 17th: Orchestra Kentucky presents 'Carmen'
Location: Van Meter Hall - VMH Lobby, Time: 07:30 PM - 11:00 PM, Contact: Diane Crawley 270-846-2426 dcrawley@orchestrakentucky.com"

Lynwood Montell is at Riverview at Hobson Grove from 4-6 p.m. today telling some of his Kentucky Sheriff stories and signing his book. Find out more from the Macaroni Kid website: http://bowlinggreen.macaronikid.com/calendar/event/736117/


Tuesday,  October 18th
The Bowling Green main library has Toddler Time at 9:30 a.m. for ages 18-36 months at 9:30 a.m. and preschool Spanish at 11:30 a.m. 781-4882.

On October 18th at noon, join the Historic Railpark and Train Museum at 401 Kentucky Street to welcome their latest train car, the WWII Hospital Car.  http://www.historicrailpark.com, 270-745-7317.

The WKU Planetarium has a free planetarium show at 7 p.m., Year of the Solar System: New Worlds, New Discoveries. This is a first-come, first-served event.   

They also have a Mask Party and stories starting at 6:30 p.m. Pre-registration is required. Call 781-4882, extention 212. Ask about ages attending.

WKU has a free music concert "Octubafest" at 7:30 at the WKU Fine Arts Center. 745-3751.

The Bob Kirby branch library has Mary Lucas discuss Pauline's, a Bowling Green brothel at 6 p.m. 782-0252.

Community Action has a Senior Dance today from 6-9 p.m. at 200 East 4th Avenue for $5.00 cover charge. Bring a covered dish.

Wednesday, October 19th
The WKU Chess club meets today from 9-12 noon at Barnes and Noble. The public is welcome. You may want to bring your chess set. Ask about it: 918-809-6278.

The Kirby branch library has Kirby Babies at 9:30 a.m. for 6-18 month children. 782-0252.

A free computer class, Genealogy Resources, is at the Kirby Branch library from 2-3 p.m. You must pre-register to attend. 782-0252.

Another free computer class, Job Hunting Online, is at the Main branch library from 2-3 p.m. You must pre-register to attend. 781-4882.

The Graham branch library has Graham Troopers at 3 p.m. for school-age students. 781-1441.

WKU has a free clarinet/saxophone studio recital by Dr. Cipolla's students sat 7:30 p.m. at the WKU Fine Arts Center. From the WKU Calendar site: "Location: Ivan Wilson Center-Fine Arts - FAC 0189, Time: 07:30 PM - 09:30 PM, Contact: John Cipolla, Description: 270.745.3751."

Today is the Warren County Extension office Community Farm and Food Tour day at Jackson's Orchard AND Chaney's Dairy Barn. Registration is required. Find out more: 842-1681.

Thursday, October 20th
The Main branch library has the High Five Kids Club today at 4 p.m. for students K-5.

The Graham branch library has Teen Thursday at 5 p.m. for grades 6-12. 781-1441.

The WKU Planetarium has a free planetarium show at 7 p.m., Year of the Solar System: New Worlds, New Discoveries. This is a first-come, first-served event.  

The Red Cross has a meeting that is open to the public today, DAT Meeting and Potluck at 6 p.m. at 30 Center Street. From the SoKy Calendar: "Volunteers discuss what is happening in the chapter and what events we need to prepare for."

The Public Theater of Kentucky presents It Was a Dark and Stormy Night at 7 p.m. at the Phoenix Theater. 781-6233. From the WBKO Community Events page: "A shameless spoof loaded with laughs and thrills—just in time for Halloween! The creepy, haunted Ye Olde Wayside Inn oozes New England Gothic atmosphere and never has guests. Several intruders from the outside world are forced to seek shelter. When the wind howls and the lights flicker, the chilling time begins... Tickets: Reserved Seats $13 Adults, $10 Children, Students & Seniors.For Reservations or Information Call 270-781-6233."

The Bowling Green Chamber of Commerce presents a Vote 2011: BG Mayoral Race event for the public from 6-7 at the BG Jr. HS Auditorium from 6-7 p.m. Then, from 7:30 - 10:00, learn about the BG City Commission Candidates. Find out more, call 781-3200.

The Skatebox is having a Toys for Tots night from 6-8. Bring in a new unwrapped toy and get free admission and $1.00 skate rental. Bring your own skates and you don't have to pay the skate rental fee. 843-3394.

A presentation on "The Peace Corps: A Historical and Kentucky Perspective" by Jack and Engene Wilson is at Barnes and Noble at 7 p.m. as part of the Far Away Places series. 745-6121.

Friday, October 21st

October 21st is the Bowling Green Gallery Hop from 5-8 p.m. The Pots Place will have new work and snacks at 428 East Main Street. http://www.thepotsplace.com/. Other studios will be open too. Get a map and brochure from all the participating studios AND online here: http://www.thebowlinggreengalleryhop.com.


 From 9 am. until 4 p.m. today the "Preserving the Past, Sustaining the Future" exhibit begins at the Kentucky Museum. Martha Jenkins 842-0686 or jenkins777@insightbb.com.

This is also the Kentucky Thespian Festival for high school students and teachers. Find out more at the WKU Kentucky Thespian Festival Page. This event continues tomorrow.

The WKU Homecoming Parade and Pep Rally is today from 5-7 and starts at the University Center. It ends at Fountain Square Park. There will be a concert and Big Red's Roar at the end of the parade. 745-4295 OR (From the WKU News Pages) - Contact Kenneth Johnson, 745-2459.

There will also be a concert in the park at 5 p.m. by Ernie Small Blues Band. From the WKU News Pages: HOMECOMING CONCERT IN THE PARK featuring Ernie Small Blues Band. Fountain Square Park, downtown Bowling Green. Part of Homecoming 2011. Contact Ginny Hensley, 745-4395.

A Fall Festival is today from 5-8 at the Old Union School at Hayes Farm on Old Union Church Road, Alvaton. 781-4890.

The Shaker Museum has a Living History event today at 10 a..m. "Perilous Times", for all ages. Guided tours are at 10 and 11 a.m. and 1 and 2 p.m. Find out more from the Kentucky Tourism site.

The Public Theater of Kentucky presents It Was a Dark and Stormy Night at 8 p.m. at the Phoenix Theater. 781-6233. From the WBKO Community Events page: "A shameless spoof loaded with laughs and thrills—just in time for Halloween! The creepy, haunted Ye Olde Wayside Inn oozes New England Gothic atmosphere and never has guests. Several intruders from the outside world are forced to seek shelter. When the wind howls and the lights flicker, the chilling time begins... Tickets: Reserved Seats $13 Adults, $10 Children, Students & Seniors.For Reservations or Information Call 270-781-6233."

The monthly AARP meeting is at 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at first Christian Church. Elaine Walker will be there as their special guest at this "Meet your Candidates for Election" meeting. Visitors are welcome. 842-2832.

A free math and science class is today at the ALIVE Center on Nashville Road from 4-5 p.m. This is for grades 5-8. More info: 270-746-9508 or 502-544-7221.

Saturday, October 22nd
Bowling Green Technical College at 1127 Morgantown Road has a Holiday Bazaar today from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 901-1012.

This is also the Kentucky Thespian Festival for high school students and teachers. Find out more at the WKU Kentucky Thespian Festival Page.

October 22nd: The Vette City Roller Derby Team plays at home! From their website: "Oct.22 VCRD vs. Brawlin Dolls A & B teams(HOME)" (At the Skate Box)  843-3394.

A Homecoming Step Show is at WKU's Diddle Arena from 7-9 p.m. 745-5809.

Capitol Arts has Ray Price tonight from 5-8 p.m. 782-2787.  

The Public Theater of Kentucky presents It Was a Dark and Stormy Night at 8 p.m. at the Phoenix Theater. 781-6233. From the WBKO Community Events page: "A shameless spoof loaded with laughs and thrills—just in time for Halloween! The creepy, haunted Ye Olde Wayside Inn oozes New England Gothic atmosphere and never has guests. Several intruders from the outside world are forced to seek shelter. When the wind howls and the lights flicker, the chilling time begins... Tickets: Reserved Seats $13 Adults, $10 Children, Students & Seniors.For Reservations or Information Call 270-781-6233."

Christ Fellowship has a Fall Festival today from 3-5 at Sugar Maple Square on Ky. Hwy. 185. 904-3096.

The Shaker Museum has a Living History event today at 10 a..m. "Perilous Times", for all ages. Guided tours are at 10 and 11 a.m. and 1 and 2 p.m. Find out more from the Kentucky Tourism site.
270-542-4167.

The Hobson House has an event for ages 8-12 to learn about a soldier's life during the Civil War at 1 p.m. From their site: "Saturday, October 22 at 1:00pm -- An "unCivil War" Workshop for boys and girls to learn a little about a soldier's life during the war. Kids will learn about Kentucky's status and the causes of the Civil War and then make "soldiers" out of wooden clothespins, also known as clothes pegs. The "soldiers" will stand up or "sit" on cardboard horses and will be able to camp, march, and do maneuvers on a big Civil War map of Bowling Green. And of course we must have refreshments for these hardworking soldiers---hard tack and "swamp water! Reservations are required and individual fees do apply. Class size is limited. For further information, please call Riverview at 843-5565. Riverview is located at 1100 West Main Avenue in Bowling Green's Hobson Grove Park. 

Sunday, October 23rd
The ALIVE Center at 1818 31-W offers an (East) Indian Culture and Heritage (ICH) and Language Class from 10 a.m. to 12 noon today at the ALIVE Center. Languages taught are Hindi, Gujarati and Telegu. More info: 270-746-9508 or 502-544-7221.

The WKU Planetarium has a free planetarium show at 2 p.m., Year of the Solar System: New Worlds, New Discoveries. This is a first-come, first-served event. 

 The Shaker Museum has a Living History event today at 10 a..m. "Perilous Times", for all ages. Guided tours are at 10 and 11 a.m. and 1 and 2 p.m. Find out more from the Kentucky Tourism site.
270-542-4167.

The WKU Choirs have a Fall Concert today at 4 p.m. at Van Meter Hall. Tickets are 5.00 for General Admission, and $3.00 for students.  745-3751.

The Public Theater of Kentucky presents It Was a Dark and Stormy Night at 3 p.m. at the Phoenix Theater. 781-6233. From the WBKO Community Events page: "A shameless spoof loaded with laughs and thrills—just in time for Halloween! The creepy, haunted Ye Olde Wayside Inn oozes New England Gothic atmosphere and never has guests. Several intruders from the outside world are forced to seek shelter. When the wind howls and the lights flicker, the chilling time begins... Tickets: Reserved Seats $13 Adults, $10 Children, Students & Seniors.For Reservations or Information Call 270-781-6233."

There is a 15th Annual Jim Wayne Miller Celebration of Writing today at WKU from 2-4 p.m. There will be a book signing, a reading, and a reception. Find out more: 745-5721.

Again: Make sure to double-check each event by calling them before you go, just in case.

Many events could not fit here on the blog - so check your local SoKy Happenings and other sites for more activities and things to do. You can pick up a free SoKy Happenings at Barnes and Noble bookstore and other locations. Also check the right hand side of this blog and the top tabs for more links and neat activities.

A big thanks again goes to: Soky Happenings Magazine, 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 for the artwork used on the blog articles here. 









Save the Date Events:

The next WKU Children's theater performance is on November 4-6. From the WKU site: NOVEMBER 4 – 6, 2011: Zink: the Myth, the Legend, the Zebra / By Cherie Bennett
Lab Theatre, Gordon Wilson Hall. Zink is a mythical polka dotted zebra, once an outcast, now a hero. Becky is a girl struggling with leukemia. See what happens when the worlds of these two characters meet in this moving, stunning play. Best suited for ages 8 and up. Friday at 4:00 pm / Saturday at 1:00 & 3:00 pm / Sunday at 3:00 pm / Admission $4.00. Director: Allyson Tracy. Samantha McCormick, 270-893-2210
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WKU presents Amahl and the Night Visitors on November 17-20.


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