Friday, September 28, 2012

Selected Events in the Bowling Green, Kentucky area Friday, Sept. 29 - Tuesday, Oct 2

Here are some selected events going on in our area (Bowling Green, Kentucky) from Friday through Tuesday, September 29th through October 2nd.

A Scarecrow and friend at Cheekwood Art and Gardens in Nashville last weekend are just one of many fun scarecrows to see. See more photos of the Cheekwood Scarecrows here.

Some places in Nashville that are fun to visit include Cheekwood and the Frist Museum (Center for the Visual Arts) and the Nashville Farmer's Market downtown.

Bowling Green has great things to do this month too. Lost River Cave opens its Scarecrow Trail October 6th, Chaney's Dairy Barn has Farm Tours (and a neat store, food AND its famous ice cream), Beech Bend Park has Drag Racing, camping and lots more, Riverview at Hobson Grove will have a Knit a Scarf Workshop (See the Save The Date section at the end of this posting), and the scary Haunted Houses are revving up. 

Friday, September 28th

I just saw this on Midday Live: Extreme Wheelchair Athlete Wheels Fotheringham will be at WKU today from 1-3 at the Preston Health and Activity Center's Multipurpose Room. 745-5004. See the WKU online article here.

Fountain Square Players presents Perfect Wedding at 8 p.m. at the Phoenix Theater at 545 Morris Alley. 782-3119. Find out more: http://visitbgky.com/events/detail/fountain-square-players-present-perfect-wedding/.

The Smiths Grove Branch library has a free computer class today, Downloading EBooks and Audio Books, from 10-11 a.m. You must pre-register to attend. Call 563-6651.

The Starry Nights Music and Arts Festival starts today at Ballance Farms on Louisville Road. Find out more: http://www.starrynightsfestival.com/. They have a Facebook page here. They are active on their Twitter page already so check it out too: http://www.twitter.com/starrynights.

The Symphony at WKU presents Russian Romance at 7:30 p.m. at WKU's Van Meter Auditorium. 745-5222. Find out more: http://www.wku.edu/theatre-and-dance/news/index.php?view=article&articleid=1642.

Gordon Lightfoot is playing at SKyPAC tonight at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $30.00 to $70.00. Find out more: http://www.theskypac.com/event/gordon-lightfoot.

The WKU Theater and Dance department presents Les Liaisons Dangereuses at 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the WKU Fine Arts Center's Russell Miller Theater FAC 0214. This show is for mature audiences only. 745-3121.

Cheekwood in Nashville has a great Scarecrow exhibit outdoors now. Also, there is an outdoor toy train exhibit set up. See some photos of these here.

Saturday, September 29th
Today is the fun International Festival downtown on Circus Square (downtown BG) from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Check their website here for more info. and a discounted admission coupon, plus Like their Facebook page.904-6339.

The Historic RailPark and Train Museum has another All Aboard! presentation today at 8:30 a.m. 745-7317.

Fountain Square Players presents Perfect Wedding at 8 p.m. at the Phoenix Theater at 545 Morris Alley. 782-3119. Find out more: http://visitbgky.com/events/detail/fountain-square-players-present-perfect-wedding/.

The Starry Nights Music and Arts Festival continues at Ballance Farms on Louisville Road. Find out more: http://www.starrynightsfestival.com/. They have a Facebook page here. They are active on their Twitter page so check it out too: http://www.twitter.com/starrynights.

The WKU Theater and Dance department presents Les Liaisons Dangereuses at 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the WKU Fine Arts Center's Russell Miller Theater FAC 0214. This show is for mature audiences only. 745-3121. 

Today is the 4th annual Run for the Fight to benefit the Center for Courageous Kids. It starts at Keriakes Park. 270-799-8085. Here is their Facebook page.

From the WCVK Community Happenings Page: "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 www.outofthedarkness.org.

HANDS (Housing Assistance and Development Services) is sponsoring a Free Homebuyer Education Class on September 29th from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Tomorrow Center in Bowling Green, Ky. Class covers several items to finding the right home to basic home maintenance. Lunch will be provided. For more information or to register for a class call: Anna Byrum at 270-796-4176 extension 1. "

Sunday, September 30th
 The Southern Kentucky Model Aero Club has an event today at Stahl Field, "Warbird Alley," featuring flying military RC aircraft. See this page for directions.
More info: Contact them via phone or email.

Fountain Square Players presents Perfect Wedding at 3 p.m. at the Phoenix Theater at 545 Morris Alley. 782-3119. Find out more: http://visitbgky.com/events/detail/fountain-square-players-present-perfect-wedding/.

A free concert featuring four clarinets "Nueva Musica para cuatro clarinets" is at the Fine Arts Center at 3 p.m. today. 745-4751.

The WKU Theater and Dance department presents Les Liaisons Dangereuses at 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the WKU Fine Arts Center's Russell Miller Theater FAC 0214. This show is for mature audiences only. 745-3121.

Monday, October 1st
Today is Fall Break Art Camp at the Kentucky Museum for grades 1-5 from 8 a.m. to noon. You must pre-register to attend. Call 745-2594.

Today are tryouts for the Fountain Square Players' play, Agatha Christie's Spider's Web at 313 State Street, from 7-9 p.m. From the SoKy Calendar: "Men and women actors are needed, also people for set construction, costumes, props and more."

Today is Fall Break Bash at Lost River Cave from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Find out more:  http://www.lostrivercave.com/events.html.

From their website:
"* $5 Cave Boat Tours
* Pumpkin Sale
* Free Junior Tour Guide Program
* Easy Hiking Trails
* Scarecrow Trail (Oct. 6 - Oct. 31)
* Family Picnic Areas".

The Historic Railpark and Train Museum celebrates its 5th Anniversary today from 9-5. Mention this anniversary day and get $5 admission for all ages. 745-7317.

A free computer class is offered today at the Main branch library, Microsoft Word for Beginners, from 10-11 a.m.. You must pre-register to attend. Call 781-4882.

The Corvette Dance and Bop Club for ages 21 and up meets from 6:30 to 9:30 tonight at the F.O.P. building. Find out more: 991-4040.

Tuesday, October 2nd
Tryouts continue today for the Fountain Square Players' play, Agatha Christie's Spider's Web at 313 State Street, from 7-9 p.m. From the SoKy Calendar: "Men and women actors are needed, also people for set construction, costumes, props and more."

A free computer class is offered today at the Main branch library, Microsoft Excel Basics. This class starts at 9 a.m. and goes to 10:30 a.m. You must pre-register to attend. Call 781-4882.

The Graham Drive community branch library offers a Mac Lab today from 3-5 p.m. Call for more info: 781-1441.

David Bell will be at a book discussion about his book The Hiding Place today at the Main Branch library at 6 p.m. Find out more by reading this WKU News story.

WKU's Hardin Planetarium presents Finding Your Way Around The Autumn Sky tonight at 7 p.m. This show is free. It is first-come, first served seating.

Also, save the date!

October 5-7 is the Friends of the Library Used Book Sale at the L & N Depot.

Also October 5th is the Phantom of Van Meter cocktails and dinner party event with music by The Symphony starting at 6 p.m. 745-7681.
From the WCVK Community Happenings Page: "10/6/12 South Central Kentucky Heart Walk & 5K Run will be at Kereiakes Park, Bowling Green, Ky. On October 6th 8:00 am with the walk and run starting at 9:00 am. There will be breakfast, silent auction, a Kids Zone, Dog Zone, health booths set up along with a award ceremony at the end. For more information contact Michelle Alloway at 270-846-5061."

October 6th, the new Lost River Cave Scarecrow Trail opens.

Also 10-6, From the WCVK Community Happenings Page: "10/6/12 Salvation Army is hosting “Salley Scrap a Thon” at Living Hope Baptist Church Student Center, Bowling Green, Ky. Saturday, October 6th from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm This is to help raise money for missionaries and a new building for the Salvation Army. The cost is $40 includes table space, breakfast, and lunch. There will be mini shops from Scrapbook Village and The Lily Pad for any scrap booking needs, also a raffles and giveaways.To secure your spot please call Ericka Morrison at 270-320-5348."

October 12th is the Gallery Hop in Bowling Green, Kentucky from 5-8 p.m. I will be there for part of it - - at the Pots Place Studio and Gallery downtown.

AND the Artistic Soul Gallery at 1014 East 11th Avenue will be showing John Carpenter posters starting October 4th, and will also be open for the Hop.

Oct. 12 is an Open Fun Horse Show happens at 10 a.m. at the Ag Expo Center.

Also October 12th is the Bids, Boots and BBQ event at the WKU Ag Expo Center from 6-9 p.m. Tickets are $25 for adults, and $15 for 12 and under.

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

Saturday, October 27th: The Bowling Green Zombie Walk! http://www.facebook.com/BGZombieWalk.

You can download flyers for library events here.

This is just a small sampling of the many events in and near Bowling Green, Kentucky. I try to keep this updated regularly now, so check back often.

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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