Monday, April 9, 2012

Events in the Bowling Green, Kentucky area for April 9th-16th, 2012

Bowling Green, Kentucky events April 9-16, 2012

Here are a few selected things to do in and around Bowling Green, Kentucky. 


See the What's Happening website and the links to the right on this blog for more info. on these events, and be sure to check each one you are interested in before attending, as nearly perfect people also occasionally make a mistake. :-)

This week features Spring Break Camps at ArtAccess Gallery (781-0862), The Kentucky Museum (745-2594), the Historic RailPark and Train Museum (745-7317) and at the Salvation Army (843-3485). Call for more info. and to register.

From the WCVK Community Happenings Page:  
"Now-6/18 The AETF, Inc. is offering “OnStage”, a performance camp for young actors at WKU Van Meter Theatre, week 1: will be June 18th-23rd 2012 - Musical Theatre and week 2: will be June 25th-30th 2012-Intensive Acting. Times are 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Saturday. Space is Limited and need-based scholarships are available. For more information call: 282-1520 or 779-2185 or go to www.aetf-inc.com."

The Farmer's Markets in Bowling Green are open. There are 3-4 of them now. Check this posting to find out more about them.


I love Bowling Green! 
 
You can get your FREE i love bg buttons at the Bowling Green Area Convention & Visitors Bureau. Call 270-781-3200 or email info@visitbgky.com. 
Want to make something with the logo and help the BG Area Convention and Visitors Bureau too? Contact Emily.

Monday, April 9th, 2012
The Kentucky Museum has Spring Break Art Camp today to April 13. from 8 am. to noon for kids grades 1-5. Cost is $50. Call 745-2594.

The VSA Location also has Spring Break Art Camp from 9-11 a.m through the 13th. Call 781-0872.

The Salvation Army has a free Spring Break Vacation Bible School from 8:45 a.m. - 12 noon daily for ages 6-13 at 400 West Main. Breakfast is included. 843-3485.

The Historic RailPark and Train Museum at 401 Kentucky Street has Spring Break Camp this week too from 9-noon through April 12th for ages 9-12. Call 745-7317.

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

Another free computer class, ACT Test Preparation, is at 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. at the Main branch library. You must pre-register to attend. Call 781-4882.

Ntozake Shange, poet and author, will speak at WKU's Van Meter Hall tonight at 7:30 as part of the Cultural Enhancement Series. Find out more: 745-5204. http://www.wku.edu/culturalenhancement/

Tuesday, April 10th
The Fountain Square Business Association meets at 8:00 upstairs at the Princess Building. The public is invited. 843-6103.


The Historic Railpark and Train Museum has preschool Rail Tales at 10:15 - 10:45 today. 745-7317.


A free computer class, MS Word for Beginners, is today from 2-3 p.m. at the Main Branch library. You must pre-register to attend. Call 781-4882.


Another free computer class, Facebook for Beginners, is today from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Main Branch library. You must pre-register to attend. Call 781-4882.


The WKU Percusson Ensemble performs today at 7:30 p.m. at the WKU Music Hall. 745-3751. Admission is $4.00.


Chaney's Dairy Barn has a Spring Break Farm Tour today at 1 p.m. for families and individuals. Cost is $7.00 per person, and includes a scoop of ice cream. You need to make a reservation by calling 270-843-5567.


SkyPac features the Blues Brothers Review at 7:30. Tickets are 18.50 to 30.50. 904-1880.

Wednesday, April 11th
Community Action at 200 East 4th Street has a Pancake Breakfast today at 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. to benefit Senior Citizens Services. Tickets are $5.00 for dine-in or carryout. From their web page: To get your tickets early, call 783-4484 or email marilyn.miller@casoky.org.  All proceeds benefit Senior Services at Community Action of Southern Kentucky. For more information, click here.

The WKU Guitar Ensemble plays at 7:30 p.m. at the WKU Choral Hall. This concert is free. 745-3751. 901-1007.

Thursday, April 12th
The Bowling Green Technical College at 1845 Loop Drive has a Go2Transfer Fair today from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. to explain how to transfer to a 4-year school and get financial aid.

Chaney's Dairy Barn has a Spring Break Farm Tour today at 1 p.m. for families and individuals. Cost is $7.00 per person, and includes a scoop of ice cream. You need to make a reservation by calling 270-843-5567.

The Bob Kirby Branch Library has a Teen Beauty Days and Prom Prep Series today at 3:30 p.m. Find out more: 782-0252.


The WKU Chess Club meets today at the Log Cabin (Faculty House) on the WKU Campus at 6 p.m. All ages and skill levels are welcome.  Questions, call 918-809-6278. You may want to bring your chess set.

The Bob Kirby Library has a Spring Break movie at 6 p.m. 782-0252.


The Faraway Places Conversation Group has a new topic at 7 p.m. at Barnes and Noble, Big Game Parks of South Africa. 746-9779.


WKU Department of Theater and Dance present Stop Kiss at 8 p.m. at the Gordon Wilson Lab Theater. This play is about a developing relationship between two women. Tickets are $11 and $13. 1-800-BIG RED.

Friday, April 13th
Barbara Stewart Interiors at 444 E. Main Street on Fountain Square is having a Hats, Horses and The Derby event to benefit Rainhill Equine Rescue today and tomorrow. Find out more: 2nd Annual Hats, Horses and the Derby.

The Historic Railpark and Train Museum has preschool Rail Tales at 10:00 today. 745-7317.

WKU Department of Theater and Dance presents Stop Kiss at 8 p.m. at the Gordon Wilson Lab Theater. This play is about a developing relationship between two women. Tickets are $11 and $13. 1-800-BIG RED.
Saturday, April 14th
 Today is Second Saturday downtown on Fountain Square. Second Saturdays just keep on getting better! This one has booths, Jas Patrick Band and the Fender Benders playing in the afternoon, and an Open Mic in the morning. Other fun stuff happening downtown will be carriage rides, face painting, caricature painting, sidewalk sales and booths, games and more. Shogun Bistro and others will have food for sale. Check out their Facebook page. Also: My friend Suzy will have a booth there for her and her daughter's handmade stuff. Tell them Betsy sent you!
Today is a Kickoff Day at Lost River Cave from 10-5. Join Lost River Cave for the Lost River Cave's Discovery Cave Crawl at 10 a.m. From the Lost River Cave Site: "Help us get our brand new caving gear dirty with the Discovery Cave Crawl Tour.  An experienced caver will teach the basics of cave safety to kids, ages 6-12, before they journey underground to discover the beautiful and fragile environment of Lost River Cave.  Kids will get up close to examine cave formations and meet fascinating cave critters.  Prepare to get down and dirty, covered in good old-fashioned mud.  Set aside 2 hours for this exciting adventure, the cost is $25 per child. Reservations for the Discovery Cave Crawl are available by calling 270-393-0077." Find out more at the Cave Crawl page here: http://lostrivercave.com/discoverycavecrawl.html.  

Today is also another Kickoff Event: "The Nature Trading Post encourages children and families to explore the world and create their own collections of natural objects. The Nature Trading Post is a fun and free opportunity for kids to share their knowledge about nature in exchange for collectible natural items. Kids at the kickoff will receive 200 bonus points toward their next trade at the Nature Trading Post. 393-0077."

Barbara Stewart Interiors at 444 E. Main Street on Fountain Square is having a Hats, Horses and The Derby event to benefit Rainhill Equine Rescue today and tomorrow. Find out more: 2nd Annual Hats, Horses and the Derby.

The Vette City Roller Derby is at 4 p.m. at the Skate Box on Three Springs Road. Tickets are $8.00 in advance and $10.00 at the door.


WKU Department of Theater and Dance presents Stop Kiss at 8 p.m. at the Gordon Wilson Lab Theater. This play is about a developing relationship between two women. Tickets are $11 and $13. 1-800-BIG RED.


Sunday, April 15th
Today is a Kickoff Day at Lost River Cave from 10-5. Join Lost River Cave for the Lost River Cave's Discovery Cave Crawl at 10 a.m. From the Lost River Cave Site: "Help us get our brand new caving gear dirty with the Discovery Cave Crawl Tour.  An experienced caver will teach the basics of cave safety to kids, ages 6-12, before they journey underground to discover the beautiful and fragile environment of Lost River Cave.  Kids will get up close to examine cave formations and meet fascinating cave critters.  Prepare to get down and dirty, covered in good old-fashioned mud.  Set aside 2 hours for this exciting adventure, the cost is $25 per child. Reservations for the Discovery Cave Crawl are available by calling 270-393-0077." Find out more at the Cave Crawl page here: http://lostrivercave.com/discoverycavecrawl.html.  

Today is also another Kickoff Event: "The Nature Trading Post encourages children and families to explore the world and create their own collections of natural objects. The Nature Trading Post is a fun and free opportunity for kids to share their knowledge about nature in exchange for collectible natural items. Kids at the kickoff will receive 200 bonus points toward their next trade at the Nature Trading Post. 393-0077."

WKU Department of Theater and Dance present Stop Kiss at 3 p.m. at the Gordon Wilson Lab Theater. This play is about a developing relationship between two women. Tickets are $11 and $13. 1-800-BIG RED.

The SKRHA has a Spring Stampede at the WKU Ag Expo Center today starting at 9 a.m. 745-3976.


Heidi Alvarez and Jennifer Rhyme and Done Speer are Two Girls and a Guy, faculty recital performers, two flutes and Don Speer on piano, playing at 3 p.m. at the WKU Music Hall Choral Hall. 745-3751. This performance is free.
 
Monday, April 16th
Join Lost River Cave for the Lost River Cave's Discovery Cave Crawl at 10 a.m. From the Lost River Cave Site: "Help us get our brand new caving gear dirty with the Discovery Cave Crawl Tour.  An experienced caver will teach the basics of cave safety to kids, ages 6-12, before they journey underground to discover the beautiful and fragile environment of Lost River Cave.  Kids will get up close to examine cave formations and meet fascinating cave critters.  Prepare to get down and dirty, covered in good old-fashioned mud.  Set aside 2 hours for this exciting adventure, the cost is $25 per child. Reservations for the Discovery Cave Crawl are available by calling 270-393-0077." Find out more at the Cave Crawl page here: http://lostrivercave.com/discoverycavecrawl.html.  


A free computer class, Microsoft PowerPoint, is today from 6-7 p.m. at the Main Branch Library. You must pre-register to attend. Call 781-4882.

From the WCVK Happenings page: "4/16/12 A Shoulder To Cry On, a grief support group for widows, widowers, or anybody who has lost a loved one will have their first meeting Monday April 16, 2012 at 6:30 pm at Holy Trinity Lutheran School, Bowling Green, Ky. Following meetings will be held on the first and third Monday of each month. Refreshments will be provided. For more information please call Anna at 270-991-3616."


Orchestra Kentucky presents a concert version of Camelot at 7:30 p.m. at SkyPac along with a cast of vocalists. Tickets are $10.00 to $35.00. To purchase tickets please contact Orchestra Kentucky at 270.846-2426 or follow this link: http://sa1.seatadvisor.com/sabo/servlets/TicketRequest?eventId=541745&presenter=BGCO&venue=&event=

The Corvette City Bop and Dance Club for ages 21 and over meets from 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. at the FOP. More info: 991-4040.

Mark Your Calendars:
  
New via Andee R.: "Whoa...Monday, April 23rd is only about a week away...Harriet Tubman school days performances at 9:30&11:30 at SKyPAC for only $5...all ages are welcome!!! Tickets at 270-904-5015."

(Much of the info. below is from the WCVK Community Happenings Page) - with thanks. 

"4/20/12 The symphony at WKU , Bowling Green, Ky. Is having their Season Finale - Austrian Masterworks on Friday, April 20th 2012 at 8:00 pm with Liza Kelly, Soprano and the Bowling Green Western Choral Society with The Symphony at WKU. The tickets are $22.00 and if you can purchase them by calling 270-745-5222 or go online to www.thesymphonyatwku.org"

April 21st is the Derby Garden Festival at Riverview at Hobson Grove. Here is their Facebook page: Riverview at Hobson Grove on FB.


4/21/12 A Warren County Relay for Life Team will proudly present a concert to benefit the American Cancer Society by the “Warrior Poetes” on April 21st 2012, 2:00 pm at Wha Bah! Family Steakhouse, 2361 Russellville Rd. Bowling Green, Ky. For more information call Mike at 270-781-6619

4/26/12 Lost River Elementary Performing Arts will be presenting “The Wizard Of OZ” at the new SKYPAC, Bowling Green, Ky. On April 26th at 6:00 pm. Admission is free and the doors will open at 5:30 pm. For more information please contact: Jean Thibodeau at 270-746-0334. 


4/28/12 There will be a Bicycle Ride Fundraiser to benefit New Beginnings Therapeutic Riding on April 28th 2012, Registration begins at 7:30 am this event is being held at Chaney’s Dairy Barn, 9191 Nashville Rd Bowling Green, Ky. You can register at www.nbtr-bg.org or call Kim at 678-468-9918.


"5/6/12 The Symphony of WKU presents The Baker Chamber Players, May 6th 3:00 p.m. at Baker Arboretum. For more information contact: Jennifer Bryant at 270-745-7681 or email: www.thesymphonyatwku.org."  

From the Chaney's Dairy Barn site: "KENTUCKY PROUD FESTIVAL | MAY 12, 2012 | 9AM-4PM
Join us for our annual Kentucky Proud Festival & support Kentucky artists, craftspeople & producers! The Kentucky Proud Festival features craft and food vendors who produce their products right here in Kentucky. There will also be family activities, pony rides and music."

5/19/12 Parent’s Saturday Out, Fairview United Methodist Church, Bowling Green, KY, is May 19 from 2 p.m.-5 p.m. Your children will have an age appropriate craft, recreation, movie and snack. This 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
  
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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