Friday, August 31, 2012

Fun Events in the Bowling Green Kentucky area this weekend plus, August 31st through September 3, 2012

Labor Day Weekend Happenings!
Harvest in Provence by Vincent Van Gogh at Wikimedia Commons

Here are some selected events for this weekend, plus Monday of this holiday weekend.

Be prepared for many sales and fun things to do this weekend in the area.

Friday, August 31st
Today is The National Corvette Museum second day of their 18th Anniversary Celebration and Hall of Fame Induction activities. Find out more: 2012 NCM 18th Anniversary and Hall of Fame Induction : August 30 - September 1, 2012.
Today they have a speaker, Wesley Wong, senior FBI on-scene commander at Ground Zero, who will speak about 9-11, at 10 a.m.  He is also speaking tomorrow at 9 a.m.

The Little Mermaid, Jr. shows today at WKU's Van Meter Auditorium at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. Find out more: 779-2185. They also have a performance tomorrow at 7 p.m.

There are Concerts in the Park tonight from 6-10, at Fountain Square Park and also Circus Square Park. 782-0222.

Saturday, Sept. 1 starts the 2012 Applefest at Jackson's Orchard. 781-5303. 

The Corn Maze at Chaney's Dairy barn also opens today.

Today is The National Corvette Museum third day of their 18th Anniversary Celebration and Hall of Fame Induction activities. Find out more: 2012 NCM 18th Anniversary and Hall of Fame Induction : August 30 - September 1, 2012.
Today they have a speaker, Wesley Wong, senior FBI on-scene commander at Ground Zero, who will speak about 9-11, at  9 a.m.

The Bowling Green Hot Rods baseball team plays tonight at 7 p.m., with fireworks after the game. Check out more info: 901-2121 or

Sunday, Sept. 2

The Applefest continues at Jackson's Orchard. 781-5303.

The Bowling Green Hot Rods baseball team has FAn Appreciation Day today at 2 p.m. and a game. Check out more info: 901-2121 or

Honk, Jr., the Musical plays today at 3 p.m. at the PTK (Public Theatre of Kentucky) Phoenix Theater at 545 Morris Alley. Tickets are $8.00 and $10.00. 781-6233.

The WKU Hardin Planetarium has a free planetarium show today at 2 p.m. called Curiosity on Mars. Seating is first-come, first served. 745-4044. 

Monday, Sept. 3

Today is Labor Day. Have a great holiday today.

Besides great sales all over the place in the BG, KY area, the Applefest continues at Jackson's Orchard from 8-6.  781-5303. 

Also, there is a Run for Sight race event 5K and 2-Mile Walk with proceeds providing eyeglasses and eye exams. The event starts at 7:30 a.m. at Covington Woods Park. It is sponsored by the BG Noon Lions Club. See more info. here at the Running Zone site.

The Hot Rods baseball team has its Season Finale today at 12 p.m. noon. 901-2121 or

And Save these Dates:

Sept. 7 and 8 is Chaney's Ice Cream and a Moovie featuring Happy Feet 2.

Lost River Cave has several events this month, like Fall Break Bash. Read about them: Lost River Cave events.

From the WCVK Community Happenings page:  
"9/8/12 Rockfield United Methodist Church, Rockfield, Ky. Will be having their Annual Ice Cream Supper on September 8th from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Hamburger and Hotdog plates will be available in addition to the desserts. The price is $9.00 for a meal including dessert. All items can be purchased separately. For more information call: Linda Sparks at 270-782-2690."

Also: "9/8/12 Delafield Homecoming Festival, Sugar Maple Square, Bowling Green, Ky. from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm with a car show, music, food, games, yard sale and more. Free admission, for more information call: Martha Deputy at 270-784-4325."

"9/8/12 American Red Cross will be having a Food Pantry Drive on Saturday, September 8th at Walmart on Campbell Lane Bowling Green, Ky. From 9:00 am till 3:00 pm. Please help rRestock the shelves with Some of the items like canned goods, boxed cereals, crackers, toilet paper, bottled water. You can call American Red Cross for a full list of items needed. 270-781-7377. Cash and check contributions will also be accepted for purchasing food. "

and: "9/8/12 1st Annual 9/11 Heroes Run will be Saturday, September 8th 2012, at Kereiakes Park Trail, Bowling Green, Ky. There will be a 5k & Family 1 mile Run/Walk . Registration is available now at ( shirts are guaranteed to online registration) or you can register starting at 3:00 the day of the event with the 5K race beginning at 5:30 pm. 50% of the proceeds will help the Pennyroyal Homeless Veterans Center. Awards will be given to top overall male/female finishers as well as by age group. For more information please email:"

"9/15/12 The “Running For St. Jude 5K and 1 Mile Walk" will be on September 15th At Phil Moore Park Alvaton, Ky. Registration starting at 7:30 am. With races following afterwards at 8:00 for the 5K run and 8:30 the 1 Mile Walk. The cost is $20 for the run and $15 for the walk. You can register online at or stop by Trax Running to pick up a registration form. For more information please call: Marshall at 270-991-3936."

"9/21/12 Jody Richards Elementary School, Bowling Green, Ky. will he having their Fall Festival on September 21st from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm. There will be inflatables and lots of games. BBQ and other goodies will be available and all funds raised will help pay for a new playground. For more information please call Katie Frassinelli at 270-792-7228."

"9/22/12 The South Central Kentucky Walk to End Alzheimer’s will be Saturday, September 22nd at Preston Miller Park, Bowling Green, Ky. Registration will begin at 9:00 am and the walk will begin at 10:00. Register your team online by visiting"

"9/29/12 The 2012 Out Of The Darkness Community Walk , Walk to Prevent Suicide , for Bowling Green will be on Saturday, September 29th at 9:00 am at Phil Moore Park, Alvaton, Ky. For more Information call: Darrell Traugber at 270-784-0960 and check out the website at"

September 29th is also the International Festival.

October 16 Knit a Scarf at Riverview! <For Boys and Girls age 8 to 80> Reservations are required.  843-5565.

You can download flyers for library events here.

I love Bowling Green!

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

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, and the date and time is correct.

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