Saturday, October 8, 2011

Events around Bowling Green Kentucky October 8-16

Photo by Bosela on Morguefile from Ohio.
 
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.

A new shop, Tea Squares, is on Fountain Square! Here is an article about them. Go by to check them out this week for their Grand Opening events, and tell Theresa Betsy sent you. :-)
Both Jackson's Orchard and Chaney's Dairy Barn have events this month. 
Jackson's Orchard has their Pumpkin Festival weekends this month. From their site:
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.
Saturday, October 8th
The last Second Saturday of the year is today on Fountain Square Park from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. There will be face painting, Sidewalk Sales, booths, horse and carriage rides, Balloon Twisting and more. Come down for the last Second Saturday this year and see the new shops on the square including Tea Squares and Meo's Collection.

From the Macaroni Kid site:
Second Saturday Street Fairs are held around Fountain Square Park. The Downtown Merchants and Professionals organize the event, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. every second Saturday beginning in April through October. There are inflatables and games for kids, horse and carriage rides, both for a modest fee. There is live music, face painting, balloon twisting, food vendors, product vendor booths and more, that will all combine for fun and excitement.  Also look for sidewalk sales by merchants, all in a festive atmosphere that brings back memories of a bustling Downtown area.
Where: Fountain Square Park
When: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Who: The Downtown Merchants and Professionals
How: Just Show Up
Cost: No admission
For more info: For more information, contact the Downtown Redevelopment Authority at 270-782-0222.

Tea Squares is having a Capitol Arts Fundraiser today. Participating businesses will have silent auction items on display to bid on. Questions: 904-3889. The Pots Place will be participating. http://www.thepotsplace.com.

Today is also the 4th Annual ArtWorks Art show at Lost River Cave from 10-5.

All three Haunted Houses are open tonight, the Asylum Haunted House, Skeleton's Lair, and The Massacre, starting at 7 p.m.

Sunday, October 9th
The Rainhill Equine Center horse rescue has a tour today from 1-4 at 11125 Kentucky Highway 185. 270-777-3164. http://www.RainHillRescue.com.

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.


Monday, October 10th
Ballroom Dance lessons are today from 6-7 p.m. at Moss Middle School. 3 sessions. Partners are required. The fee is $40.00 per couple. 842-4281 (Community Ed.)


A free computer class is today, MS Excel Basics from 6-7:30 at the Main Branch library. You must pre-register to attend. Call 781-4882.


Tuesday, October 11th
A free computer class, Introduction to Genealogy, is today from 10 a.m. to noon at the Main Branch library. You must pre-register to attend. Call 781-4882.

Another free computer class, Digital Catalog downloading, is at the Main Branch library from 6-7 p.m.  You must pre-register to attend. Call 781-4882.

A tie-dye class is being held at the Bob Kirby branch library at 6 p.m. today. You must pre-register to attend. Call 782-0252.

A Community Education computer class, Microsoft Word, is from 6-8 p.m. at Warren Central High School. You must pre-register to attend. This class is 3 sessions, and costs $35.00. 842-4281.

First Baptist Church has a free concert (love offerings accepted) featuring the 100-member Century Men group at 7 p.m.  842-0331. More info: "October 11th: 10/11/11 The CenturyMen will be in concert at First Baptist Church, Bowling Green, October 11th, 2011 7:00 pm this is an auditioned mens chorus. Free to the public. More info please contact Clayton Miller at 270-991-7285 email clayton.miller@wku.edu." From the WCVK page.

The Mammoth Cave Sierra Club meets at 7-9 p.m. at Lost River Cave's River Birch Education Room tonight.

The Main Branch library has Preschool Spanish at 11:30 a.m., and Spanish Explorers at 4 p.m. (K-6).


Wednesday, October 12th
The WKU Chess club (open to the public) meets at 9 a.m. until noon at Barnes and Noble. 918-809-6278.

A free Chamber Recital Music concert is at WKU Fine Arts Center today at 7:30 p.m. featuring Patricia Rudisell on violin and Nicholas Gold on cello. More info: "October 12th: Guest Chamber Recital, Location: Ivan Wilson Center-Fine Arts - FAC 0319, Time: 07:30 PM - 09:30 PM, Contact:, Description: Patricia Rudisell (violin) Nicholas Gold (cello) 270.745.3751." Sarah Berry From the WKU Calendar.

"10/12/11 1st Annual Community Farm & Food Fair at Jackson’s Orchard at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday Oct. 12th. Learn how more agriculture and where , and how are food is made. Recipe & craft demonstrations, farm tours, food sampling, and giveaways. For more information contact Warren County Extension office (270) 842-1681." From the WCVK page.

A free computer class, E-mail for Beginners, is at the Main Branch library from 6-7 p.m. You must pre-register to attend. Cal 781-4882.

Tonight is another free event, Astronomy Night at WKU from 8-9. From Soky Happenings Magazine: "Learn how to use the telescope and discover space - free admission / WKU Thompson Complex Lobby 745-5940."


The Bob Kirby branch library has Kirby Babies today at 9:30 a.m., 782-0252 for more info.


Three locations of the library (Bob Kirby branch, Main Branch, and Smiths Grove Branch) will have preschool Storytime for ages 3-5 today at 10:30 a.m. Call for info: 781-4882.


The Graham branch library has Graham Troopers today at 3 p.m. for K-6th grade. 781-1441.


Smiths Grove Branch library has Kids Craft Time from 3-4 for ages K-6th grade. 563-6651.


Thursday, October 13th
A free tree pruning class is today at 10 a.m. at the Kaz Abe Facility at 435 Brookwood Drive. Learn correct practices and techniques for pruning. 393-3111.


A free computer class, Email for Intermediates, is today from 2-3 p.m. at the Main branch library. You must pre-register to attend. 781-4882.

The Skatebox is helping Toys for Tots. Bring in a new unwrapped toy and get free admission and $1.00 skate rental (or bring your own skates to skate for free.) from 6-8 p.m.

Another free computer class, Facebook for Beginners, is at the Bob Kirby Branch library from 6-7 p.m. You must pre-register to attend. Call 782-0252.

Robert Dickey, author of "Greyhound to Vegas: the Odyssey of Hilda Reynolds Krause" will speak at Barnes and Noble as part of the Kentucky Live series at 7 p.m.

The Public Theater of Kentucky (PTK) presents "It was a Dark and Stormy Night" tonight at 7 p.m. at the Phoenix Theatre. find out more: 781-6233.

Ballroom Dance lessons and practices continue sponsored by the F.O.P. at 150 Corvette Drive. Call 782-5425 for more info.


The Main Branch library has High Five Kids club at 4 p.m. (K-5).


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


The Warren County Public Library has a special event at Christ Episcopal Church (next to the Main library) featuring Authors Jeanne and David Heidler today at 6 p.m. They will discuss their book "Henry Clay, The Essential American." Find out more: Contact Name: Jayne Pelaski
Contact E-Mail: jaynep@warrenpl.org

Friday, October 14th
Buchanon Park has a Softball "Halloween Havic" Tournament today starting at 8 p.m. Contact bpettyasa@aol.com for more info.

A Limber for Life exercise class is today from 9-10 at the Medical Center Health and Wellness Center at the Greenwood Mall. Find out more: 745-0942.

A special event, the Southern Foods Pasta Party and the Medical Center Health and Fitness Expo, is today from 4-8 p.m. at the Sloan Convention Center. Tickets are $5 for adults, $3.00 for children. Children under 6  are free. Find out more: 796-2495.

A NAMI BG Mental Awareness Chili Supper is from 5-9 today for $5.00 for adults and $2.50 for children at the BGMU Banquet Hall at 801 Center Street. Events include speakers, a candlelight vigil, and a fundraiser auction including pottery from the Pots Place. Find out more: 842-5687.

The Bob Kirby Branch library has Preschool Spanish at 9:30 a.m. and Preschool Storytime at 10:30 a.m.

The Main Branch library has Peeek-A-Boo Babies at 9:30 a.m. (6-18 months) and Preschool Storytime at 10:30 a.m.

A free computer class is today from 2-3 p.m., Introduction to Macs, at the Bob Kirby brach library. You must pre-register to attend. Call 782-0252.

The Public Theater of Kentucky (PTK) presents "It was a Dark and Stormy Night" tonight at 8 p.m. at the Phoenix Theatre. find out more: 781-6233.

WKU presents Hucklebee and the Rhyming Mountain as part of their Children's Theatre series today at Gordon Wilson Hall at 4 p.m. Tickets are only $4.00 each. This play is done by the WKU Department of Theater and Dance.

WKU Music also has a concert by the Symphonic Band tonight at WKU's Van Meter Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. It is called a "Kent Campbell Tribute." Tickets are $5.00.

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

Saturday, October 15th
Holy Spirit Catholic Church at 2232 Smallhouse Road has a yard sale today from 7 a.m. until 1 p.m. 842-7777.
They also have a Fall Festival from 5-9 p.m.

The Medical Center 10K Classic is today. It starts at WKU at 7:30 am. http://www.TheMedicalCenter10KClassic.com. 796-2141.

Voice for Animals (AVFA) has a yard sale at the Quality Personnel location on Campbell Lane. 563-4727.

New Beginnings Therapeutic Riding students will showcase their riders and horses today at the WKU Ag Expo Center from 805 p.m. Call for info: 270-755-2567 or 270-991-1992.
http://nbtr-bg.org/

BikeBG has their last event of the year, the Tour  D Town today starting at 9 a.m. Ride through downtown and nearby Greenways. Bring your helmet and bike. Meet at Riverfront Park.

WKU presents Hucklebee and the Rhyming Mountain as part of their Children's Theatre series today at Gordon Wilson Hall at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Tickets are only $4.00 each. This play is done by the WKU Department of Theater and Dance.

The Boyce Community Center has a Chili Supper and White Elephant auction today at 5 p.m. Hayrides, a bonfire, more. Bring items for the auction. More info: contact Ron Thornton at 842-6667.

WKU presents Hucklebee and the Rhyming Mountain as part of their Children's Theatre series today at Gordon Wilson Hall at 3 p.m. Tickets are only $4.00 each. This play is done by the WKU Department of Theater and Dance.

The Public Theater of Kentucky (PTK) presents "It was a Dark and Stormy Night" tonight at 8 p.m. at the Phoenix Theatre. find out more: 781-6233.

Spencer's Coffeehouse at 915 College Street has Miss Lynn, Nashville recording artist, singing today at 10:30 for preschool and school age children and their families. This event is free to the public. Find out more: 535-6571.

Riverview at Hobson Grove has a Knit a Scarf activity today for girls ages 8 and up. You must pre-register and pay some fees. Call 843-5565 for more info. More info: "10/15/11 Riverview at Hobson Grove, 1100 West Main, Bowling Green, presents “Victorian Skills For Young Ladies and Gentlemen,” a series of workshops for children 8-12. Participants will learn a traditional Victorian hand craft. Workshops are on Saturdays, Oct. 15, Oct. 22, and Nov. 5 at 1 p.m. each day. Reservations are required and fees apply. Call 843-5565."  From the WCVK page.

The Capitol Arts Center has BelleWoodstock today from 6-9 p.m. hosted by Country Music Star Clay Underwood. This is a competition for singers, bands and musicians. Call for more info: 796-2012.

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 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.






Again: 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.


Save the Date Events:

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.

October 21st is the Bowling Green Gallery Hop. The Pots Place will have new work and snacks at 428 East Main Street. http://www.thepotsplace.com/. Other studios will be open too.

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









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