Saturday, December 31, 2011

Fun Events in the Bowling Green Kentucky area Jan. 1-8, 2012

Happy New Year from Dee on Morguefile














 
Happy New Year!
I just had to use this cute Happy New Year photo again.

A huge thanks goes out to everyone who plans all the great events here in Bowling Green, Kentucky throughout the year. This is just a few of the many events going on in the Bowling Green Kentucky area.

From the WCVK Community Happenings page: "Now- 1/31/12 Kentucky Dept of Fish & Wildlife is collecting "real" Christmas trees for fish attractor work in area lakes. Area drop off sites are Kentucky Fish & Wildlife bldg. in Bowling Green off Bennett Lane on WKU's farm, the Glasgow Regional landfill, or Allen County-Scottsville Transfer station. For more information call 746-7129." 


Also: "Now- 1/13/12 Community Education and U.S. Bank, Bowling Green, KY, invite young people in grades K-12 to participate in this year’s art contest, Bee-ing Good Neighbors. Children are ask to design posters about being good neighbors in the community. For ideas on the theme and details on the art contest, you can visit the website at http://commed.us/spell/artentry.pdf or call: 842-4281 Entry forms are available on the website or at US bank branches. The deadline for entries is January 13, 2012."

Downtown

The Pots Place is open Tuesday - Saturday from 11-3. Find pottery and unique gifts, including Fairy Doors, trays, Nut Heads, pitchers, mugs, plates, vases, and lots more.

There are many other original stores downtown. Come visit all the stores there for fabulous sales and fun.


Library Events
See the great free events at the Warren County Library system too. And here are Computer Workshops listed (you must pre-register to attend). Here are Children/Youth/Family events too. Here are two Events Calendars also.

Sunday, January 1st - Sunday, January 8th.
Make sure to check every event before attending.

There are many more events going on each day here in Bowling Green; just find them via the links to the right on this page.

The Kentucky Museum has a Holiday Tree Exhibit until January 3, 2012.

Sunday, January 1st
Happy New Year's Day.

I hope all my readers have a safe, happy, and productive New Year.

Monday, January 2nd
The Recreation and Outreach Center at First Baptist Church on 12th Avenue has a Better Life Fitness class today from 9-10 am. Class is $3.00 per class or free with a yearly membership. Find out more: 842-1019.

The Kentucky Museum has a Holiday Tree Exhibit until January 3, 2012.

Tuesday, January 3rd
The Recreation and Outreach Center at First Baptist Church on 12th Avenue has a Zumba class today at 6:30 p.m. and also a CoreFit class at the same time. Class is $10.00 or $40.00 for 10 classes. Find out more: 842-1019.

There is a meteor shower starting at nightfall - the Quadrantids Meteor Shower. Find out more: http://spaceweather.com/meteors/quadrantids/quadrantids.html. On the site it says that this meteor shower will be most visible near dawn. Many people miss this show because it is so cold.

Wednesday, January 4th

A free computer class is offered today "Learn to Download Books and Audiobooks" at 2-3 p.m. at the Main Branch library. You must pre-register to attend. Call 781-4882.

This is REDZ Dollar night at WKU's 4th floor Rec Center at DUC from 6 - 10:45 p.m. The price is $1.00 per hour, and the public is invited. 745-2456.

St. James United Methodist Church has a Chili Cook-off and Competition today starting at 6:30 p.m. The public is invited. 842-4949.

Thursday, January 5th
The Recreation and Outreach Center at First Baptist Church on 12th Avenue has "Rumba at the ROC" today at 6:30 p.m. Class is $5.00 or $40.00 for 10 classes. Find out more: 842-1019.

The Bowling Green Main Branch library has a free computer class today, Introduction to Genealogy Resources, from 6-7 p.m. You must pre-register to attend. Call 781-4882.

WKU has an Honors Bands event today. From the WKU Blog Events Page"8 a.m.  KMEA THIRD DISTRICT HONOR BANDS. Ivan Wilson Fine Arts Center, Downing University Center and Van Meter Hall. Contact Gary Schallert, 745-3751."

The Main Branch library also has a cooking class at 6 p.m., "A Fun Thyme Cooking." Call to find out more: 781-4882.

Fountain Square Players puts on the play Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at the Phoenix Theater starting tonight at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10.00 and $12.00 per person. 782-3119. This play is also offered Friday through Sunday.

Friday, January 6th
Fountain Square Players puts on the play Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at the Phoenix Theater tonight at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10.00 and $12.00 per person. 782-3119. This play is also offered Friday through Sunday.

The WKU Honors Bands event continues today. From the WKU Blog Events Page"8 a.m.  KMEA THIRD DISTRICT HONOR BANDS. Ivan Wilson Fine Arts Center, Downing University Center and Van Meter Hall. Contact Gary Schallert, 745-3751."


A free computer class is offered today "Learn to Download Books and Audiobooks" at 3-4 p.m. at the Bob Kirby Branch library. You must pre-register to attend. Call 782-0252.

From the WCVK Community Happenings page: "1/7/12 Gospel Music Fest will be in Russellville, KY, at the Degraffenreid Auditorium at Russellville High School on January 7, 2012, at 6:00 p.m. . Groups include The Golden Crowns” of Louisville. Tickets are $ 10 in advance and can be purchased at Mega Rentals and Sales in Russellville, or call 502-741-1920 Tickets are $15 at the door. For more information contact: Cindy Samuels at 502-471-1920 or email: barch712@aol.com".

Tonight is Friday Night at REDz at WKU's DUC 4th floor from 6 - 10:45 p.m. Price is $5.00 for the public (no WKU ID)  and $3.00 for students with a WKU ID.745-2456.

Saturday, January 7th
Fountain Square Players puts on the play Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at the Phoenix Theater tonight at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10.00 and $12.00 per person. 782-3119. This play is also offered tomorrow at 3.

The WKU Honors Bands event continues today. From the WKU Blog Events Page"8 a.m.  KMEA THIRD DISTRICT HONOR BANDS. Ivan Wilson Fine Arts Center, Downing University Center and Van Meter Hall. Contact Gary Schallert, 745-3751."
 
There is a Western Kentucky Horse Show at the Ag-Expo Center today starting at 11 a.m. 745-3976. From the WKU Blog Events Page: "11 a.m.  WEST KENTUCKY HORSE SALE. L.D. Brown Agricultural Exposition Center. Contact Wayne Boyd, 365-7272."

A District 3 Band Concert is today at WKU's Van Meter Hall from 2-5 p.m. From the WKU Calendar:
 
"Location: Van Meter Hall - VMH 0108
Time: 02:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Contact: Regina Daugherty regina.daugherty@wku.edu"

Sunday, January 8th
Fountain Square Players puts on the play Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at the Phoenix Theater today at 3 p.m. Tickets are $10.00 and $12.00 per person. 782-3119.

WKU's REDZ Rec Center at WKU's DUC 4th floor has Super Sunday Bowling today from 2 p.m. until 10:45 p.m. The cost is $3.00. The public is invited. More info: 745-2456.

There is a Vette City Roller Derby Boot Camp for ages 18 and over today at The Skate Box starting at 5:30 p.m. All skill levels are invited. Call for more info: 843-3394.

And Mark your calendar: 

January 10th is another audition for the SoKy Children's Chorus from 6-7 p.m. at the Carroll Knicely Conference Center. Find out more at the WKU Events Blog.

January 10th:  (Tuesday) The Harlem Globetrotters will be at Western at 7 p.m. From the WKU Blog Events Page: "7 p.m.  HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS. Diddle Arena. Contact Campus and Community Events, 745-2497."

January 13th: (Friday) Today is the Flute Society of Kentucky Festival at WKU.

January 21st: From the WCVK Community Happenings page: "1/21/11 Parents Saturday Out, sponsored by Fairview United Methodist Church, Bowling Green, Ky. January 21st 2012. From 2:00p.m.to 5:00 p.m. Parents Saturday Out is is offered the third Saturday of every other month. Each session will include an age appropriate craft, recreation, movie and snack. It is offered at no cost and open to the public. For more information contact: Anne Miller at 270-745-9977 or email: anne.miller@topper.wku.edu".

January 27th: Today is the PRISM Concert at WKU.
January 28th: Today is the Honors Band Clinic Concert at WKU.
 
Again, please remember to double-check each event before attending. Thanks! 

A big thanks again goes to: The Bowling Green Daily News, Soky Happenings Magazine, The Amplifier Online, 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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