Monday, October 1, 2012

Things to do in the Bowling Green Kentucky area October 2-7, 2012.

Here are some selected events for the Bowling Green, Kentucky area for Tuesday - Sunday, October  2-7.
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Bowling Green has great things to do this month. 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) plus a Pumpkin Pickin' Festival Saturday and Sunday.

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.

Jackson's Orchard has their Pumpkin Festival this week on the 6th and 7th.

The Friends of the Library Used book sale is this week too. The Historic Train Museum, where the sale is, has tours for only $1.00 with a book purchase.

This ad is from the FOL website.











The Leachman Buick-GMC-Cadillac/KHSAA State Golf Championships are this week. Find out more: KHSAA Site.

Beech Bend has the NMRA All World Finals October 4-7 at the Beech Bend Raceway Park. Find out more: NMRA site event info.

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.

The WKU Hardin Planetarium has a show at 7 p.m., Finding Your Way Around the Autumn Sky. Seating is first-come, first-served.

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.

WKU shows Les Liaisons Dangereuses at Russell Miller Theater at 8 p.m. 745-5845 (adult themes).

Wednesday, October 3rd
A free computer class on Fall Hiking is today at 3 p.m. at the Bob Kirby Branch library. You must pre-register to attend. Call 782-0252.

The Main branch library has a KYDS (Ky. Youth Drama Society) meeting at 4 p.m. 781-1441.

Barnes and Noble has Rudy Ruttinger at 6 p.m. signing his book "Rudy: My Story."

Thursday, October 4th
Lost River Cave has Fall Break Bash today from 8:30 - 6:30. Find out more: http://visitbgky.com/events/detail/fall-break-bash1/.

A free computer class is today: Intro to WCPL Databases for Investors at the Main branch library from10-11 a.m. You must pre-register to attend. Call 781-4882.

The WKU Chess Club meets tonight at 6 p.m. at the Faculty House. Learn more: 918-809-6278. You may want to bring your chess set.

The Artistic Soul Gallery at 1014 East 11th Avenue will be showing John Carpenter posters starting today.

The Skate Box is having a Toys for Tots drive from 6-8 p.m. Bring a new unwrapped toy and get in for free. 843-3394.

The WKU Hardin Planetarium has a show at 7 p.m., Finding Your Way Around the Autumn Sky. Seating is first-come, first-served.

Friday, October 5th
Today the FOL Book Sale is at the Train Depot from 9-7. (See the ad above).

Beech Bend Park has the 13th Annual NMRA All Ford World Finals today, 781-7634. http://visitbgky.com/events/detail/13th-annual-nmra-all-ford-world-finals/.

The Symphony at WKU presents the Phantom of Van Meter at 6 p.m., which includes cocktails and dinner. From the WKU Events Calendar:  
"Location: Van Meter Hall
Time: 6 pm
Contact: Jennifer Bryant bgwso@insightbb.com
Description: $100/person. Cocktails and dinner in Van Meter Hall. Hosted by Potter College of Arts and Letters."

Saturday, October 6th
Today is the South Central Kentucky Heart Walk and 5K run starting at Keriakes Park at 8 p.m. 846-5061, heartwalk.kintera.org/bowlinggreenky. 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."

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."
 

Today the FOL Book Sale is at the Train Depot from 9-5. (See the ad above).

The Scarecrow Trail at Lost River Cave starts today and goes all month. 393-0077, http://lostrivercave.com/events.html.

The VFW Post #1298 has a Sooper Dooper yard sale today from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 1965 Hwy. 185. 270-777-6511.

Chaney's has a Pumpkin Pickin' festival today from 11-5. Find out more: http://www.chaneysdairybarn.com/.

Jackson's Orchard has their Pumpkin Festival today 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Find out more: http://visitbgky.com/events/detail/pumpkin-festival/.

The 2nd Annual Rob Talley Memorial Golf Scramble is today at Crosswinds Golf Course. 792-3112.

The Twilight Thunder Cruise motorcycle parade is today from the Harley Davidson parking lot to Circus Square Park. Registration begins at 5:30 p.m. kykob.org. Also here is their Facebook page.

The Warehouse at Mt. Victor has Webbfest tonight at 8 p.m. 904-6677,  http://www.thewarehouseatmtvictor.com/event/webb-wilder-/.

Sunday, October 7th
Today the FOL Book Sale is at the Train Depot from 1-5. (See the ad above). It is bag day today.

Jackson's Orchard has their Pumpkin Festival today 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Find out more: http://visitbgky.com/events/detail/pumpkin-festival/.

Chaney's has a Pumpkin Pickin' festival today from 12-5. Find out more: http://www.chaneysdairybarn.com/

The WKU Hardin Planetarium has a show at 2 p.m., Finding Your Way Around the Autumn Sky. Seating is first-come, first-served.

You can download flyers for more library events here. Many free computer classes are offered.

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.

SAVE THE DATE:

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 (showing John Carpenter posters) 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 is The Bowling Green Zombie Walk!

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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