Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Fun Events in the Bowling Green, KY Area - July 4-7, 2012

Here is my Betsyanne Calendar for the BG Area and around it - from Wednesday, July 4th through Saturday, July 7th.

Wednesday, July 4th
Today is Independence Day.

From the WCVK Community Happenings Page: "7/4/12 Southside Baptist Church, 557 Memphis Junction Road, Bowling Green, Ky. Will be having a July 4th Cookout and Fireworks. The cookout will begin at 6:00 pm and fireworks display will be at dark. This event is free. For more information please call: Tony Brown at 782-5558"

Chaney's Dairy Barn is open today until 9 p.m.! This is via their Facebook page. 

Labold and Sons Salvage on Main Street (1 block down from the square) is also open today. Here is their Facebook page too.

Check here for burn bans in your Kentucky county, via

From the Soky Happenings web page: "Fourth of July Celebration at Barren River Lake State Resort Park 10:00AM
Enjoy patriotic fun and games beginning at 10AM, Float Your Boat contest, live entertainment at 6PM and fireworks after dark/ Barren River Lake State Resort Park..."

8:00 tonight locally is the DALLAS TV show on local channel 19, TNT.

Thursday, July 5th
On the Bone Chop House at 729 Chestnut Street is offering Law enforcement, fire and rescue, and military 10% off with I.D. or uniform today.

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

The WKU Chess Club meets at 6 p.m. at the WKU Faculty House. 918-809-6278.

Neal Morse has a benefit concert today for the Son Rhea Foundation at 7 p.m. at the Sloan Convention Center. Tickets are $30.00 in advance, and $40.00 and $20.00 (students) at the door.

Friday, July 6th
A free computer class is offered today "Resume Workshop" at the Smiths Grove branch library from 10-11 a.m. You must pre-register to attend. Call 563-6651.

Another free computer class is today "Introduction to Computers and the Internet" at 2-3 p.m. at the Main branch library. You must pre-register to attend. Call 781-4882.

Tonight is Concerts in the Park at both Fountain Square Park and Circus Square Park in downtown Bowling Green from 6:30 - 10. Concert starts in Fountain Square Park at 6:30, and features Song Farmers (bluegrass/ Celtic) and follows with Ernie Small Blues Band at Circus Square Park starting at 7:30. Find out more:  Friday Night Concerts!

More info. from the WCVK Community Happenings page: "7/6/12 Dine and Enjoy Free Music Under the Stars, Friday July 6th 2012, 7:30 pm. at the Circus Square Park, with the Ernie Small Blues Band. There will be Hot dogs, burgers, popcorn, drinks at the Concession Wagon. All profits will be contributed to Benefit Children in Great Need and Distressed Single Parent Families at the Potter Children’s Home and Family Services. For more information call: Andrew at 270-791-3242." 

The Odd Fellows Concession wagon will be there too. (Via the WBKO Community Events)

Chaney's has farm tours today. Check out this info. from their website:
..."11am & 1pm, we offer Family Farm Tours for individuals & families. $7/person - includes scoop of ice cream. Must be booked in advance. (270) 843-5567."

Saturday, July 7th
New Beginnings Therapeutic Riding is having a yard sale today from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. This group helps horses and people with disabilities. Find out more:
Beech Bend Raceway features O'Reilly Family Night Fun Racing starting at 5 p.m. General admission tickets are $10.00. Find out more:

The Bowling Green HotRods Baseball team has fireworks tonight after the game, that starts at 7 p.m. after the game, which are sponsored by Candlewood Suites and WBKO. 901-2121.

Other events: (from the Soky Happenings website) "What Does Big Red Mean to You?
Essay contest-What is Big Red?-Explain in 25 words or less-Winner receives a giant Big Red inflatable-Deadline July 31-Visit for info..." 

Beech Bend Park features the Kent Family Circus through July 8th. Find out more on the Kentucky Tourism page.
Their description: "The Kent Family Magic Circus will return to Beech Bend Park in 2012 for the Annual Kids Festival—June 25 through July 8.  The Kent Family entertains with unbelievable magic and illusions, plus stilt walking, unicycling, juggling, fire breathing, characters and more.  Be sure to bring the kids during the Kids Festival for special activities, balloon animals and more."

Is your child eligible for Head Start? Find out. From the WCVK Community Happenings Page: "Now-August Community Action of Southern Kentucky is taking applications for enrollment for the 2012-2013 program year Head Start program. Head Start is a federally funded program geared to prepare preschool age children for a successful school experience. 90% of those enrolled must be members of families who qualify as low-income. Children with disabilities are given special consideration. For more information call: 270-783-4484 or stop by Warren County Head Start at 200 East 4th Street, Bowling Green, Ky."

I love Bowling Green!

Check out SoKy Happenings and other links to the right on this page for a lot more events.

Save the Dates! These Events are coming soon...
July 9th is a free National Kidney Foundation screening at First Christian Church. Find out more.
July 13-14 Chaney's has Ice Cream and a Moovie at dusk - Kung Fu Panda 2
July 14th is the Southern Summer Music Festival at Lost River Cave to help fun their new Nature Explore Outdoor Classroom. Find out more.
July 25th is the United Way Day of Caring. You can sign up to help many groups today or donate money.
July 26 is a free class about SNAP Neighborhood grant eligibility. Find out more:
July 30 is a Summer Stroll on Loop and Skyline Village.

Here is my Squidoo Page: Fun Things to Do in Bowling Green, Kentucky for even more ideas.

Check out the City Events Calendars too.

Always check out each event before attending by calling and making sure the event is going on. There are MANY other events going on this weekend in Bowling Green too. 

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