Events

What's Happening Report for Friday, July 25, 2014


BB&T Concerts in the Park 6:00PM - 10:30PM
Music by Shake Rag 6-8:30PM at Fountain Square-Music by Black Cat Cadillac 8-10:30PM Circus Square Park-facebook.com/bbtconcertsinthepark

Evening Restorative Yoga 6:30PM
Great stress buster-Great place to start Hot Yoga-Floor poses-Muscular engagement-Gentle strengthening/ Hot Yoga Bowling Green 793-0011 www.hotyogabowlinggreen.com (Every Friday)

BG Hot Rods 7:00PM
vs Cedar Rapids-Fireworks/BG Ballpark 901-2121

Summer Nights Concert Series 7:00PM - 9:00PM
Free concert featuring Tyrone Dunn & Kin-Foke (R&B)-Vendors onsite-Presented by Franklin-Simpson Renaissance -Call 270-586-8482 or visit www.fsrenaissance.org/ Simpson County Courthouse Lawn Franklin

Ice Cream & a Moovie: Nut Job 7:30PM
Free admission-Enjoy movie outdoors-Bring lawn chair/blanket-Please no outside food or drink-Movie begins at dusk/ Chaney's Dairy Barn 9191 Nashville Rd 843-5567 www.chaneysdairybarn.com

TOMORROW:


Hospice of Southern Kentucky Fundraiser 8:00AM - 4:00PM
Vendors-Raffles-Call 270-223-8698 for info/Sloan Convention Center

BG Cars & Coffee 8:30AM - 10:30AM
Informal car meet for all makes & models-Call 270-999-0642 for info/Griff's Deli Scottsville Rd

Nuts & Bolts of Divorce 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Overview of divorce basics-Presented by Ky Legal Aid-Registration required/Community Ed 1227 Westen Ave 842-4281

Nolin Fest


New Beginnings Therapeutic Riding


2014 Calendar of Events

July 28                    Volunteer Orientation 6 – 8 pm; these clinics are educational for our
                                volunteers so that they can learn more about NBTR and equine assisted activities for
                                individuals with behavioral, emotional, mental and physical disabilities.
August ?                No therapeutic riding classes during Warren County first week of school
August 9                 Strides Clinic for Volunteers 10 am – Noon; these clinics are educational for our
                                volunteers so that they can learn more about NBTR and equine assisted activities for
                                individuals with behavioral, emotional, mental and physical disabilities.
August 18                NBTR Board Meeting at 6:30 pm
August 25                Volunteer Orientation 6 – 8 pm; these clinics are educational for our
                                volunteers so that they can learn more about NBTR and equine assisted activities for
                                individuals with behavioral, emotional, mental and physical disabilities.
September 1            No Classes (Holiday)
September 13          NBTR Mount Up Horse Show (for therapeutic riding students only) Location TBD
September 15          NBTR Board Meeting at 6:30 pm
September 22          Volunteer Orientation 6 – 8 pm; these clinics are educational for our
                                volunteers so that they can learn more about NBTR and equine assisted activities for
                                individuals with behavioral, emotional, mental and physical disabilities.
September               Stable Soiree at NBTR
     October ?                         No therapeutic riding classes during Warren County Fall Break    

October 4                Strides Clinic for Volunteers 10 am – Noon; these clinics are educational for our
                                volunteers so that they can learn more about NBTR and equine assisted activities for
                                individuals with behavioral, emotional, mental and physical disabilities.
October 10-11          The Mane Event Open Horse Show at the WKU Ag Expo Ctr
October 20              NBTR Board Meeting at 6:30 pm
October 27              Volunteer Orientation 6 – 8 pm; these clinics are educational for our
                                volunteers so that they can learn more about NBTR and equine assisted activities for
                                individuals with behavioral, emotional, mental and physical disabilities.
November 8             Strides Clinic for Volunteers 10 am – Noon; these clinics are educational for our
                                volunteers so that they can learn more about NBTR and equine assisted activities for
                                individuals with behavioral, emotional, mental and physical disabilities.
November 17           NBTR Board Meeting at 6:30 pm
November 20           Last day of Classes for 2014
November 20, 2014 - January 12, 2015           
No therapeutic riding classes during Warren County Winter Break
November 24           Volunteer Orientation 6 – 8 pm; these clinics are educational for our
                                volunteers so that they can learn more about NBTR and equine assisted activities for
                                individuals with behavioral, emotional, mental and physical disabilities.
December 6             Rider and Families & Volunteer Open House & Christmas Celebration 2 - 4 pm at NBTR
December 13           Strides Clinic for Volunteers 10 am – Noon; these clinics are educational for our
                                volunteers so that they can learn more about NBTR and equine assisted activities for
                                individuals with behavioral, emotional, mental and physical disabilities.
December 15           NBTR Board Meeting at 6:30 pm
January 12, 2015      First Day of Therapeutic Riding Classes for 2015
 

John Walker Barriger Exhibit


Calling all rail fans and photography enthusiasts! The Historic Railpark & Train Museum is pleased to announce the addition of a new traveling exhibit featuring 34 photographs shot in the 1930’s by John Walker Barriger III.
 
Barriger (1899-1976) has been acclaimed as one of the 20th century’s most significant railroad leaders. Dubbed the “doctor of sick railroads,” Barriger used his camera to photograph railroad infrastructures and diagnose the issues. These photos were then used when making his decisions on how to “heal” the ailed railroads.
This collection is on display now in the first floor gallery of the Historic Railpark & Train Museum located in the Historic L&N Depot. Museum admission is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, $6 for children ages 5-12, and children 4 and under are free with a paid adult. There is no additional charge to view the Barriger exhibit.
 
The Historic Railpark & Train Museum is open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, on this exhibit or for more information on the Historic Railpark & Train Museum, please call 270-745-7317 or visit our website at www.historicrailpark.com

Pride and Prejudice


The Phoenix Theatre’s Sunburst Youth Theatre Proudly Presents
Pride and Prejudice
Adapted by Joseph Hanreddy and J.R.Sullivan from the novel by Jane Austen
Directed By:  Jonathan Goldstein, best known as Walter from Nickelodeon’s Drake and Josh
Sponsored by: Scotty’s Construction, Modern Woodmen, and The Community Foundation
 
August 21-24
School Day August 26
 
Marriage is an inevitable fact of life for the five Bennet sisters -- Jane, Elizabeth, Mary, Kitty, and Lydia. With the family estate entailed away to their closest male cousin, their only hope to advance in life is to find a rich and single man -- and one has just arrived in the form of the very handsome and very well-off Charles Bingley. The kindhearted and beautiful Jane seems poised to make a match, but must contend with her overly zealous mother, his snobbish sister, and a slippery social ladder. And when Bingley's taciturn friend Fitzwilliam Darcy shows an interest in the opinionated and spirited Elizabeth, the situation becomes more complicated than either of them expect. The fire and wit of Jane Austen's classic 1813 romance shines through in this vibrant new adaptation.
 
 
Where:          The Public Theatre of Kentucky, at the Phoenix Theatre
545 Morris Alley (Chestnut St. in Downtown Bowling Green)
 
When:            August 21-24, Thursday-Saturday 7pm, Matinees Saturday and Sunday at 3pm
 
Tickets:         Reserve online at ptkbg.org and save money $10 Adults ($12 at the door), $8 ($10 at the door) Children, Students & Seniors,

Cinderella: The World's Favorite Fairy Tale


The Phoenix Theatre’s Sunburst Youth Theatre Proudly Presents
 
Cinderella:  The World’s Favorite Fairy Tale
 
Fairy tale adapted by Lowell Swortzel
Directed by Sarah Stoss
 
September 11-14
School Day September 16
 
This is the story of Cinderella as she is known in China, Russia and by Native Americans, told by Cinderella herself. What better way for today's young people to explore these other cultures than by the enactment of three of the most playable versions of this story? We are introduced to Plum Blossom, the Chinese Cinderella; Vasilisa, the Russian Cinderella; and Rough Face, the Cinderella of the North American Micmac tribe.
 
 
Where:          The Public Theatre of Kentucky, at the Phoenix Theatre
545 Morris Alley (Chestnut St. in Downtown Bowling Green)
 
When:            September 11-14, Thursday-Saturday at 7pm, Sunday at 3pm
 
Tickets: Reserve online at ptkbg.org and save money $10 Adults ($12 at the door), $8 ($10 at the door) Children, Students & Seniors,

BG OnStage


Cruisin' for a Cure


Warren County Public Library


The Bob Kirby Branch hours have been expanded. The recently renovated branch is located at 175 Iron Skillet Court, Bowling Green. The branch hours of operation are: Monday - Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., and Sunday 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.For more information, call 270-782-0252 or visit: www.warrenpl.org.

The Warren County Public Library Mobile Branch stops at Bristow Elementary School each Monday from 10a to 1pm during the school year. The Branch is open to the public, along with students from the elementary school.Oh hand is a selection of books, DVDs and audiobooks.For more info log onto www.warrenpl.org


Warren County Public Library announces public availability of thousands of movies and television shows, all available for mobile and online access through a new partnership with Hoopla Digital (hoopladigital.com). Patrons can begin enjoying thousands of titles from major Hollywood studios, available to borrow for instant streaming or temporary downloading to their smartphones, tablets and computers. "Our library is excited to offer digital video to complement the digital books, audiobooks, music, and magazines our patrons are already enjoying," says Reference Librarian Holly Hedden. Hoopla Digital is offered at no cost to patrons via browser, Android and IOS and requires only a library card to access. Hoopla is available now. To get registered, visit www.warrenpl.org. For more information, call the library at 270-781-4882 or visit www.hoopladigital.com.

 

"A Matter of Perspective" will showcase original artwork created by K-12 students with disabilities in schools throughout Kentucky.  The exhibit consists of 31 artworks from 24 schools.  Subjects include ships, animals, landscapes, portraiture and design with styles ranging from realistic to abstract.  Students used a variety of artistic media include acrylics, watercolor, tempera, pencil, colored pencil, crayons and markers, ink, and mixed media.  Students used techniques and process including printmaking, collage, drawing and painting. The VSA exhibit will be at the Main Library and be on display until the end of July. The Smiths Grove Sewing Circle will exhibit a quilt at the Bob Kirby Branch. The quilt is a nine-patch quilt that started in a basic quilting workshop at the Smiths Grove Branch Library taught by K. O Blankenship.  Lora Gill will exhibit her paintings at the Smiths Grove Branch for the month of July.  Lora is a librarian at the Warren County Public Library.  For more information about exhibiting at the library or these shows, please email Jayne Pelaski at jaynep@warrenpl.org
 

Spirits at the Depot


Big Brothers & Big Sisters of South Central KY invites you to this summer's most exciting fundraising event to benefit BBBSKY.  This year's Spirits will be held at the historic L&N Train Depot on Saturday, August 23rd from 6-9pm.  To be a sponsor, a silent auction donor, or to purchase tickets call 270-781-1180 or visit www.bbbsky.com for more information about Sprits at the Depot.  See you there!
 

National Corvette Museum 20th Anniversary


National Corvette Museum 20th Anniversary Celebration
 

Grand Opening of the NCM Motorsports Park
Museum's 20th Anniversary Celebration

You're invited to the National Corvette Museum's 20th Anniversary Celebration August 27-30, 2014!

The highlight of this year's event includes the Grand Opening of the NCM Motorsports Park on Thursday, August 28 at 9am CT. Other activities at the new Park include:

  • Chevrolet Ride and Drive: Test drive GM vehicles on the track.
  • Hot Laps: Ride with a VIP professional driver behind the wheel in your Corvette (Museum fundraiser, $50).
  • Parade Laps: All registered participants will get a chance to drive your own Corvette (or other car) around the road course! No charge!
  • Seminars by Andy Pilgrim, Doug Fehan and Jim Mero.

See the Great 8 & the Sinkhole that Swallowed Them
While construction plans include preserving a portion of the sinkhole, Labor Day weekend is the final chance to see the sinkhole in its entirety before work begins to repair the building and floor. Additionally, all 8 Corvettes will also be on display in the Skydome in their "as-is" condition before those to be repaired depart in early September.

Learn more about the sinkhole and cars here.

View the complete agenda online here.

If you didn't receive our email with the top 10 reasons to attend the event, you can view it online here.

Details about the 20th Anniversary Celebration can be found here:
http://www.corvettemuseum.org/registration/celebration/info.shtml

Corvette Museum Sinkhole Viewing


Corvette Museum Media Alert
 

Guests offered opportunity to enter Skydome for close look at sinkhole

February 12 the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, KY was handed a lemon... a 40' wide by 60' deep lemon to be exact. What the Museum did, in turn, was even more unexpected than the sinkhole itself. The Museum turned the misfortune into a tourist attraction.

"We started with a Plexiglas viewing window so guests could see the construction going on inside the Skydome, and eventually the recovery of the Corvettes," said Katie Frassinelli, Marketing and Communications Manager at the Museum. "We always had one web cam available inside the Skydome, and due to the growing interest and popularity we added two more so our online visitors could get additional angles to view what was going on."

The interest in the damaged Corvettes continued to grow as did the Museum's attendance, so much so that the Museum decided to leave the sinkhole for the summer, and delay construction until after their 20th Anniversary Celebration August 27-30. "We have about 6,500 Corvette enthusiasts from all over the world pre-registered for our event so far, and many of them have expressed an interest in seeing the damaged cars as well as the sinkhole. Determining the best method for repairing it and getting bids on the construction work has been a time consuming process also. In the grand scheme of things, we felt it would be best to delay construction a few months to give all of our visitors the opportunity to see it."

NASCAR Team Owner Rick Hendrick snaps a photo of the Mallett HammerAttendance at the Museum since February has been up nearly 50% over the same time period in 2013. Many guests have expressed that while they came to see the sinkhole and damaged cars, they were pleasantly surprised by the rest of the facility and Corvette displays.

"Driving up I-65, I saw the sign for the museum and decided to make a stop but had fairly low expectations given it was a roadside attraction. I was pleasantly surprised by the facility; it was very modern, well themed, professional staff, and it was much larger than I expected with a gift shop and restaurant," wrote Mark Byrn of Orlando, Florida in a Trip Advisor review. "Even more impressive was the fact that the museum suffered extensive damage from a sinkhole, and they turned a negative into a positive by making the sinkhole into an attraction of sorts and displayed the Corvettes that were heavily damaged. Overall I was very happy to have made the stop."

The Museum is awaiting price estimates on the various options to repair the Skydome, from keeping all of the sinkhole, to leaving just a small portion of it, to restoring the building to the way it was before. The Museum's board of directors is scheduled to convene on June 25 to review the proposals and options on both the building and the "Great 8" Corvettes, and make a decision on the plans moving forward.

The Corvettes that are not restored will be kept on display in the Museum's Skydome, as part of preserving and telling the story of the February 12th sinkhole collapse.

Given the recent boost in attendance, the Museum is expected to hit its 3 millionth visitor within the coming days. As of May 31, 2014 the Museum has recorded 2,995,655 visitors since its Grand Opening September 1994. In celebration of the milestone, the Museum will be awarding their 3 millionth visitor with a special "Walk of Fame" engraved sidewalk brick with their name, one-year membership to the Museum, $10 Corvette Cafe gift certificate, $50 Corvette Store gift card, Flint Brick and article in the Museum's membership magazine, "America's Sports Car."

The Museum is located at I-65, exit 28 in Bowling Green, KY - just one hour north of Nashville, TN and less than two hours south of Louisville, KY. Open daily, 8am-5pm CT, admission to the Museum is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors age 65 and over, $5 for kids age 6-16 and children age 5 and under are free. Access to view the sinkhole is included with regular admission. Guests who enter the Skydome to view the sinkhole must be age 8 or older. For more information on the Museum, visit their website at www.corvettemuseum.org or call 800-538-3883.

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High resolution photos are available on the Museum's Smug Mug account at: http://corvettemuseum.smugmug.com/Events/Sinkhole

Videos are available on the Museum's You Tube here.

Bowling Green Onstage Classes!


Wee Theatre Class
Meets on Saturdays Aug. 9 - Sept. 13
11:00 am - Noon
Ages 4 - 8
Directed by Elise Iannuzzi & Ellen Lawrence
Registration Deadline August 8
 
This class will help young performers learn and understand basic theatre concepts. Students will learn an adapted children's story and perform for friends and family on the last day of class.
 
Register early for 10% Discount!
 
 
Acting 101 Class
Meets on Mondays Sept. 8 - Nov. 10
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Ages 9 - 18
Directed by Elise Iannuzzi
Registration Deadline is August 22
 
This class is for performers with previous experience and will focus on developing a character through a monologue performance. Instruction will be in a group setting with individual attention, coaching and direction provided.
 
Register early for 10% Discount!
 

 
Music Theatre 101 Class
Meets on Mondays Sept. 29 – Dec. 1
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Ages 9 - 18
Directed by Ellen Lawrence
Registration Deadline is September 15
 
A class for singers of all experience levels! Students will learn and perform selections from classical and contemporary musical theatre tailored to his or her ability and experience. Class includes training in movement and performance techniques.
 
Register early for 10% Discount!
 
More info: 270-282-6166 or www.bgonstage.com.  

Other Happenings


If you are involved in a charity or a public service effort, or are part of a non-profit organization, All Hit WUHU-107 would love to help you raise those funds, raise public awareness, or promote your charity to make southern Kentucky a better place to live.Simply fax your press release to 843-0454, or complete the "What's Happening" report on this website.


 

It’s not easy being a manatee.  You can help!  Adopt one from Save the Manatee Club.  Your support can help build a safer world for these amazing marine mammals.  A tax-deductible manatee adoption includes an adoption certificate with full-color photo, biography of a real endangered Florida manatee, a fact-filled handbook, and more.  Choose Howie, Brutus, Whiskers, and others.  Help the Club stand strong for the manatees.  Adopt one today!  Call 1-800-432-JOIN or visit www.savethemanatee.org.
 


More than one million wild animals are killed each year, illegally. Poaching is
just one of the risks animals face at our hands. The Humane Society's Wildlife Land Trust has a deep concern to help preserve those open spaces for our wildlife friends so they can live and thrive like they used to. Destruction of their habitats threaten their very existence. The best way to protect wildlife is to protect the land where they live. The Humane Society Wildlife Land Trust works with private landowners to protect wildlife, to preserve natural habitats and establishing permanent sanctuaries. To learn more or to work with The Humane Society Wildlife Land Trust call 800-729-SAVE, that's 800-729-S-A-V-E. Or visit www.WildlifeLandTrust.org.



Do you have an extra dollar per month to spare? There is probably one in your wallet, cup holder, or couch right now. So why not use it to make the world a better place? Dollar Per Month dot org lets you do just that by making giving back fun, easy and trustworthy. Dollar Per Month dot org empowers people to create real change in the world today by supporting causes impacting all of us; global healthcare, wildlife preservation, the environment, clean water, pick one. Dollar Per Month dot org gives you a say in where your donations are distributed, all while running with as minimal overhead as possible. Every month DollarPerMonth.org hosts three new charities who have a proven track record for actually making a difference in the world and for being responsible with their own donor contributions, you can always trust where your donations are going through DollarPerMonth.org. Giving back has never been easy. Signing up for Dollar Per Month dot org is easy, anyone can join the DollarPerMonth.org community for as little as one dollar per month or more. Through the Dollar Per Month.org community you can be responsible for hundreds or even thousands of dollars in support of the best and most responsible charities in the world today. Together we can change the world, so go to www.DollarPerMonth.org today and see what your dollar can do!

BABC (Bikers Against Breast Cancer) presents "Fashion for the Passion" charity fashion show. July 26th @ 4pm @Goodnight Library auditorium (Franklin KY).  This is a rescheduled date. Tickets will be on sale soon $10 per person . 100% proceeds go to BABC (Bikers Against Breast Cancer) a non profit organization . Participants can model any category, pick one or pick all. No need to buy new outfits, come as you are...wear what you have in closet. Dress according to the category you choose. Children and adult models needed, all sizes welcome Categories : Survivors Sundays Best Summer wear Biker Real men wear pink Formal Rock yo style Country & Western Non stop entertainment, hot fashion and fun all for a good cause. Raffles, Special dedication. $10 per admission, $10 per participant, children under 5 free...and free admission and show participation for breast cancer survivors. For more info on participation 270-776-6232 For more information about BABC visit www.babcinc.org

It's Inflatable City for The Save Our Kids Coalition August 9th, 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. at the  Sloan Convention Center, 1021 Wilkinson Trace!  This is a great family event to benefit the The Save Our Kids Coalition.  This will be the largest inflatable set in South Central KY!  There will be food, a silent auction, photo booth and unlimited hours of family fun!  Come out and let your children play while you support a great cause!  Adults enter for FREE.  Wristbands for children are $20.00 for the first one purchased, with all others being 1/2 price after that, ($10.00).  For more information, please call 784-3727 or visit www.saveourkids.org.

It's the FREE Kicks4Kids Shoe Distribution Saturday, August 9 at 9am-2pm at BG Christian Academy, 1730 Destiny Ln.  LifeHouse Church will be distributing free shoes for school-age children.  Sizes are limited. Shoes will be given out on a first-come, first-served basis, one pair per child.  For more info, visit www.lifehousebg.com/shoes


The Woodburn Volunteer Fire Department will hold its annual Ice Cream Supper on Saturday, Aug. 9. The family fun begins at 6 p.m. with live music, food, games and an auction. The Ice Cream Supper will be at the Woodburn Ball Park.  If you have items you would like to donate for the auction, please leave a message at the fire station by calling 529-2301. We also need cakes and pies for the cakewalk. They can be brought to the park or left at Rich Pond Market. Funds raised during the Ice Cream Supper will be used to support services provided by the department.

Warren RECC will be hosting a blood drive for the American Red Cross on Tuesday, July 29 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. at 951 Fairview Avenue, in Bowling Green. Walk-ins are welcome, but if you would like to schedule an appointment, go to www.redcrossblood.org  and enter sponsor code: WarrenRural Electric.


The Hullabaloo Family Obstacle Course Challenge is set for Saturday, September 20 at Keriakes Park in Bowling Green. The Hullabaloo Family Obstacle Course Challenge is a wild and fun obstacle course designed to engage the entire family of all ages to endless amounts of exciting entertainment combining teamwork, family strength and participation. On behalf of National Obesity Awareness Month, Light of Chance, Inc. brings an intriguing way to fitness.  For more information, visit www.lightofchance.org.
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