Sunday, October 23, 2011

Fun events this week (October 24-30) in and near Bowling Green, Kentucky

Have your Halloween candy yet? Photo from 05com on Flickr.
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. There is a LOT going on this week.

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.
Community Education has classes this week. Check here to see what they offer.
Here are a few cheap or free events in the Bowling Green area this week.
 
Monday, October 24th
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.


Tuesday, October 25th

Just added: tonight I will give a talk on "Search Secrets" at the Bowling Green Computer Club meeting (BGAMUG). The public is invited. Find out more: http://www.bgamug.com/.
 
The Bowling Green Junior Woman's Club will be having "Distribution Days" at the Bowling Green Hot Rods stadium for Coats For Kids. If a family needs coats, they can pick them up on the following dates at the stadium:
Tuesday, October 25, 9-11am
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.
The Main branch Library has Spanish Explorers at 4 p.m. for ages K-6. They also have a Terrific Tuesdays Book Club today at 6:30 p.m. for ages 8 and up. This week they will discuss James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl. 781-4882.
The Bob Kirby Branch library has a Teen Mystery event today at 6 p.m. at the Bob Kirby Branch library and a Fall Hiking Class from 6-7 p.m. Info: 782-0252.
From the Macaroni Kid site: Dr. Rachel Campbell and NASA present NASA's Year of the Solar System 7-8:30. The show is first come, first served. 
A free computer class, Learn Microsoft PowerPoint is today at 2-3:30 p.m. at the Main Branch library. You must pre-register to attend. They also have a free computer class, Facebook for Beginners, from 6-7:30 p.m. You must pre-register to attend. Call 781-4882. 

Wednesday, October 26th
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.

Preschool Storytime is held at 10:30 a.m. at the Main Branch, Bob Kirby, and Smiths Grove branch libraries today.
Kids Craft Time from 3-4 p.m. is held at the Smiths Grove branch library today.
A free computer class, Computing for Seniors, is today at the Main branch library. You must pre-register to attend. Call 781-4882.

A free WKU concert is at 7:30 p.m. featuring Cory Renbarger, baritone, with Sharon Johnson, piano, at the Ivan Wilson Fine Arts Center FAC 0189. Contact: Regina Daugherty, regina.daugherty@wku.edu.

This evening also is the WKU Choral Invitational from 8-10 p.m. From the WKU Events Calendar: WKU Choral Invitational, Location: Van Meter Hall - VMH 0108, Time: 08:00 AM - 10:00 PM, Contact: Deloris Trammel Deloris.Trammel@wku.edu.

Thursday, October 27th
 From the Macaroni Kid site: Dr. Rachel Campbell and NASA present NASA's Year of the Solar System 7-8:30. The show is first come, first served. 
The Graham Drive branch library has Teen Thursday at 5 p.m. for grades 6-12. 781-1441.
A free computer class, Coupons 101, is offered today at the Bob Kirby Branch library from 3-4 p.m. You must pre-register to attend. Call 782-0252. 
PTK has a play at the Phoenix Theater at 7 p.m., "It Was a Dark and Stormy Night." 781-6233.

The L & N Depot and the BG Libraries have a free event today at the Rail Park, Goblin Fest. You must pick up your free tickets before attending - - at the Museum Gift Shop at 401 Kentucky Street. 745-7317. There are a limited amount of tickets. 

The Skatebox Skate Center has a Toys for Tots night tonight. Bring a new unwrapped toy and get free admission and $1.00 skate rental. You don't have to pay skate rental if you bring your own skates. Call 843-3394.
from the WCVK Community Events Page: "10/27/11 Alive WKU center for community partnerships is hosting a workshop for those who may be interested in participating in the campus & community network, Thursday Oct. 27th from 9:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. at the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce. For more information and to register call 270-782-0082 or www.wkkualivecenter.com."
WKU has an event today. From the WKU Calendar: Planning the Budget for Your Grant Proposal, Location: Potter Hall 301, Building: Potter Hall, Time: 2:15 pm - 4:15 pm
Contact: Brenda Dickson Office of Sponsored Programs 270-745-4488
Description: For anyone who works with grant budgets or who plans to write a proposal
Friday, October 28th
The Main library has Peek-a-Boo Babies at 9:30 a.m., and Preschool Storytime at 10:30 a.m. 781-4882.

The Bob Kirby branch library has Preschool Spanish at 9:30 a.m., and Preschool storytime at 10:30 a.m. 782-0252.
A free computer class, Gadgets, is today from 2-3 p.m. at the Bob Kirby Branch library. You must pre-register to attend. Call 782-0252.
Tonight at 10 p.m. is Bat Boy: The Musical at the Capital Arts Center on Fountain Square in downtown Bowling Green. Buy tickets here: http://www.capitolarts.com/tickets.html. And find out more information: 
  
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.
Tonight from 7-9 starting at Keriakes park is the Monster Dash to benefit orphan care.  Call for more info. 792-4664.

PTK has a play at the Phoenix Theater at 7 p.m., "It Was a Dark and Stormy Night." 781-6233.

WKU has a Keyboard Carnival of Animals concert tonight along with the WKU Dance Company. http://www.bgwso.org/season_events.htm.

Saturday, October 29th
The National Corvette Museum has a Museum Monster Mash today. From the Kentucky Living site: 10/29/201, Museum Monster Mash, Trick-or-treating, arts & crafts, carnival games, costume contest. Free event noon-3 p.m. National Corvette Museum, Bowling Green. Call to pre-register or find out about registration.
(270) 467-8846
katie@corvettemuseum.org
Morris Jewelry on Fountain Square in downtown Bowling Green has an Estate Jewelry Sale today from 9-6. Find out more: 843-6103.
Tonight at 10 p.m. is Bat Boy: The Musical at the Capital Arts Center on Fountain Square in downtown Bowling Green. Buy tickets here: http://www.capitolarts.com/tickets.html. And find out more information: 
A benefit for orphans (Joseph's Hope) is at CrossWinds Golf Course today starting at 7 a.m. 792-4664.
PTK has a play at the Phoenix Theater at 8 p.m., "It Was a Dark and Stormy Night." 781-6233.  

WKU has a Halloween Chess Tournament, the Halloween Chess Classic,  today from 10-4:30. This event is open to everyone. $10.00 entry fee includes lunch. Find out more:  http://www.hilltopperchess.net/events-info#!__halloween-chess-fest. Registration was by the 22nd. Ask if you can get in after that.

Also at Western (WKU) is the KMEA Kentucky State Marching Band Championship from 5-7 at WKU Smith Stadium. Tickets are $10.00 per event. Find out more: http://wkunews.wordpress.com/2011/10/17/kmea-2011/.

A Lifeskills Run for Autism starts at 8 a.m. at the Bowling Green BallPark. Find out more: http://autismrun.org/.

The Skatebox has a Halloween Lock-in starting at 7 p.m. and going until 6 a.m. the next morning. The cost is $15.00. Call for more info: 843-3394.
Today is the Nat's Halloween XXVIII Outdoor Sports Amateur and Professional Disc Golf Tournament at Phil Moore and Hobson Grove Park. Find out more at the Golf website or the Yahoo Sports Page article by K.C. Dermody. (scroll down). This event continues tomorrow.
And from the WCVK Community Events page: "10/29/11 KIDZ JAM at Chaneys Dairy Farm, Bowling Green Ky. Oct. 29th, from 4:00-7:00 with music by Tyrone Dunn Experiment, Billy Duvall, Jon Crosby, Darla Day and more. There will be food, prizes and prizes! All proceeds go to benefit the Renshaw Family Childhood Center at WKU. For more information call: Chaney's 843-556." 
Also: "10/29/11 Super Sib Day a workshop for siblings of special needs children. A support workshop to allow siblings to meet others, have a chance to express their feelings, and to make the day about them. Super Sib Day will be located at the Suzanne Vitale Clinical Education Complex on 14th Ave in Bowling Green, KY, on October 29th, 2011 from 9am-1pm.The cost will be $5 per child with scholarships available. Pre-registration is suggested For more information contact Lara Barnhouse or Vella Mae Travis at 392-4839 or 745-2784 or visit www.childhelpbg.org or www.wku.edu/wkucec
Sunday, October 30th
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.

From the Macaroni Kid site: Dr. Rachel Campbell and NASA present NASA's Year of the Solar System 2-3:30. The show is first come, first served.

PTK has a play at the Phoenix Theater at 3 p.m., "It Was a Dark and Stormy Night." 781-6233. 
Today the Nat's Halloween XXVIII Outdoor Sports Amateur and Professional Disc Golf Tournament continues at Phil Moore and/or Hobson Grove Park. Find out more at the PDGA Disc Golf website or the Yahoo Sports Page article by K.C. Dermody. (scroll down).

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

Also make sure to check the Haunted houses this month and also go to the many Galleries and Art Studios around town.

Save the Date events:
Oct. 31 2011 HauntedWeen Premiere  From the WKU Calendar site: HauntedWeen Premiere, Location: South Lawn, Time: 7 p.m. - 10 p.m., Contact: Doug Robertson 270-246-2860.
Description: The film, directed by WKU graduate Doug Robertson, will be on an outdoor screen that is 34 feet wide and 22 feet tall. Students and the public are invited. Admission is free.
View Website

Oct 31: Today is also Scare on the Square in downtown Bowling Green.

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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 November 9th: WKU Percussion Ensemble Concert, Location: Ivan Wilson Center-Fine Arts - FAC 0189, Time: 07:30 PM - 09:00 PM, Contact: Mark Berry.



November 11th: Remembrance Day National Roll Call, Location: MMTH Auditorium, Building: Mass Media & Technology Hall, Time: 9 am - 3:30 pm, Contact: Veterans Upward Bound 270-745-5008, Description: WKU faculty, staff and students will read the names of all U.S. soldiers that have died in Iraq and Afghanistan over the past 10 years. The names of Kentucky’s war fatalities will be read starting around 3 pm.
 
November 15th: Noyce Scholar - SKyTeach Fall 2011 Seminar Series Location: Snell Hall B104, Time: 5 pm - 7 pm, Contact: denis.mujic@wku.edu 270-745-2565, Description: Open to all WKU faculty, staff, students and community members. Participants will receive professional development certificates. Refreshments will be provided.
WKU presents Amahl and the Night Visitors on November 17-20.

I am positive there are a LOT of other events this week and later on too. Leave a comment with your favorite or ones you'd like on the calendar. Thanks.
Betsy from BG

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(From Facebook) "The Bowling Green Junior Woman's Club will be having "Distribution Days" at the Bowling Green Hot Rods stadium for Coats For Kids. If a family needs coats, they can pick them up on the following dates at the stadium:
Tuesday, October 25, 9-11am
Saturday, November 12, 8am-noon
Tuesday, November 29, 9-11am"

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