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Riverview at Hobson Grove Holiday Events
Christmas Tea with Mrs. Claus Wednesday, December 18th at 3:30 p.m.
Through special arrangement with the North Pole, Mrs. Claus is our guest of honor for this one special afternoon to enjoy tea goodies and Christmas stories with good little visitors. Reservations are required.
For further information, please call Riverview at 843-5565. Riverview is located at 1100 West Main Avenue in Bowling Green's Hobson Grove Park. Please keep in contact with upcoming events by adding us to your Address Book and by clicking the "Like" button of our Facebook page.
Toys for Tots
You can help make this a special year for a needy child in your community by donating a new, unwrapped toy. WUHU 107 and our local Toys for Tots program will see that your toys fullfill the holiday dreams of a child that otherwise might be forgotten. You can bring your new, unwrapped toy to the station located at 1919 Scottsville Road in Bowling Green. For more information about the Toys for Tots program, please visit www.toysfortots.org.
The Southern Kentucky Performing Arts Center (SKyPAC) presents a new exhibit within the Children’s Gallery in the Renshaw Education Center at SKyPAC. The exhibit, “A Journey Home” by the Department for Community Based Services, will be on display through December 23, 2013. The Children’s Gallery in SKyPAC is located at 601 College Street, Bowling Green. The gallery is open Monday – Friday, 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and is free to the public.
“ 'A journey home' is a phrase that will have a different meaning for each of us,” said Michelle M. Jones, Family Services Office Supervisor, Recruitment and Certification Unit, Department for Community Based Services. “Most of us began life with a place to call home, a place that provided security, happiness, and served to set the tone for who we were to become. Most of us would find it difficult to imagine the impact of having to leave that place we called home, an experience that would alter our lives forever. But, for all too many children, this is a reality that they must endure. And, all too often, their reality is having no place to call home.”
“A Journey Home” was organized following a conversation and commitment to tell the story of foster families and children throughout the state,” said Andee Rudloff, Education and Visual Arts Director. “SKyPAC worked with area organizations and local photographer Renee Deemer to coordinate photographers and to encourage the children to tell their stories. This will be the first touring exhibition organized by SKyPAC and we could not be more excited.”
The Department for Community Based Services and SKyPAC would like to thank all the photographers who donated their time and services to make this exhibit a success. Each child in this exhibit agreed to have their photograph featured because they desperately want their dream of finding a family, a forever family, to become a reality, they want a place to call home. Each family featured in “A Journey Home” are families that have been created through adoption. Some of the children and families wanted to share what adoption means to them, and we are honored to include their heartfelt thoughts in this exhibit.
For questions about the exhibit, the Children’s Gallery in the Renshaw Education Center at SKyPAC, or other SKyPAC gallery spaces, please contact Andee Rudloff at email@example.com or (270) 904-5015.
The Southern Kentucky Performing Arts Center (SKyPAC) presents a new exhibit, “Crossing Time” by Kathryn Dettwiller, in the SKyPAC Main Gallery, located at 601 College Street, Bowling Green, KY. Dettwiller’s exhibit encourages viewers to find “what is essential in us.” Her artistic career spans eight solo exhibitions, more than 100 group shows and many honors and awards. The exhibit will be on display through December 23, 2013. Gallery hours are 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM, Monday – Friday. The SKyPAC Main Gallery is free for the public to explore. Kathryn Dettwiller creates art because she doesn't have any choice. It’s how she breathes. She inhales the world then spits it back out in a different shape, one that that makes more sense to her and to others who, like her, are more prone to reflection than reaction. Her canvases and sculptures draw out what’s within that we can’t live without. “For me, the creative process is like standing at the entrance to a closed door, not knowing what is inside” said Kathryn Dettwiller. “The conversations between thoughts and actions heats up, tentative moves grow bolder and risk taking grows. Physical form gradually emerges and, if I’ve done my work well, it connects to what is essential in us.” “Quoting Oscar Wilde, “A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament,” the work of Kathryn Dettwiller is honest, shows risk mixed with vulnerability and invites us all to celebrate possibility through life’s complexities,” said Andee Rudloff, Education and Visual Arts Director. Graduating from Vanderbilt University with a bachelor's degree in fine art, Dettwiller continued her formal education with post-graduate work at George Peabody College, University of Tennessee at Nashville and at Arrowmont in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. In 1992 she was selected for an intensive study with at the Santa Fe Institute of Fine Art with internationally renowned artist Nathan Oliveira, whom she credits with “burning into my psyche the concept of letting the form emerge.” For questions about the exhibit, SKyPAC’s Main Gallery, or other gallery spaces, please contact Andee Rudloff at firstname.lastname@example.org or (270) 904-5015.
The Southern Kentucky Performing Arts Center (SKyPAC) announces the opening of a new exhibit in the Capitol Arts Center, Houchens Gallery, “Art as a Second Language” a VSA Kentucky Invitational Exhibition. Adult artists with disabilities on the VSA Kentucky Artist Registry were invited to submit artwork for the exhibition on display through December 23, 2013. A reception will be held December 6th during the Bowling Green Gallery Hop from 5:00 PM -8:00 PM. A hands-on visual arts activity will take place in the gallery during the reception and gallery visitors are invited to join in. The artwork created that evening will be displayed on the VSA Kentucky Gallery Wall, located near the SKyPAC ticket office at the Capitol Arts Center, beginning in January 2014.
”Ask men and women on the street - Ray Charles and Stevie Wonder would most likely be some of the first remembered for overcoming their disabilities and inspiring everyone with their talent,” said Andee Rudloff, Education and Visual Arts Director “Their tenacity in the face of disability has been an inspiration to millions the world-over. In the new VSA Kentucky exhibition visitors will view many Kentuckians that deserve similar praise. Their images lift our spirits and show triumph over challenges.”
The VSA Kentucky Artist Registry is a directory of Kentucky artists with disabilities in visual and performing arts. Individual experience levels range from emerging self-taught artists to professional career artists. To learn more about the Artist Registry visit the VSA website at www.vsartsky.org.
For questions about the exhibit, Capitol Arts Center Houchens Gallery or other SKyPAC gallery spaces, please contact Andee Rudloff at arudloff@TheSKyPAC.com or 270-904-5015.
National Corvette Museum
The National Corvette Museum has named the entire month of December “Dollar Days” for residents of Kentucky who visit the Museum. All month long, Kentucky residents can tour the Museum for a $1.00 admission per person, and will only need to show a valid Kentucky drivers license or other proof of residency to take advantage of the special offer. Children will be admitted at the $1.00 price with adults presenting the Kentucky identification.
The Museum features over 70 Corvettes, from the 1953 - the first Corvette to capture the hearts of America, to one-of-a-kind prototypes, the only 1983 in existence and historic Corvettes normally unavailable to the general public. Visitors can sit behind the wheel of a new Corvette, enjoy a number of new hands-on activities in our KidZone and take a drive in the educational Driving Simulators. A special "Two-Wheel Speed" exhibit is also currently on display through January 3, 2014, featuring a wide array of motorcycles of varying years and models.
“Dollar Days” is the Museum’s way of giving back to Kentucky residents to thank them for their support and gives them an opportunity to see first-hand why the Corvette is one of the state’s greatest resources and the official state sports car. “We are so proud to be able to showcase our Museum dedicated to this extraordinary automobile to our fellow Kentuckians. It is our mission to celebrate, educate and preserve Corvette’s legendary past and future,” states NCM Executive Director Wendell Strode. “Each visit to the Museum is different because exhibits are ever changing. We look forward to showing our Kentucky friends not only a wide variety of beautiful Corvettes, but also some amazing motorcycles, another part of America’s history.” Visitors can also take a chance to win a brand new 2014 Torch Red Stingray Coupe Corvette for only $10 and do some holiday shopping in the Corvette Store.
Since 1953 the Corvette has been America's Sports Car. The National Corvette Museum was established as a 501(c)3 not-for-profit foundation with a mission of celebrating the invention of the Corvette; preserving its past, present and future; and educating the public about Corvette.
The National Corvette Museum is open daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT. The Museum is located at Exit 28 off I-65 in Bowling Green, KY. For more information on the National Corvette Museum, visit our website at: www.corvettemuseum.orgor call (800) 53-VETTE (83883).
Partners for Savings is Giving YOU the Power to SAVE MORE!
Community Action and PBI Bank are partnering to help families create a savings plan to meet their needs. Participants will have the opportunity to build credit, create individualized budget and savings plans, open savings accounts, and learn different strategies that work for them. “The goal of the program is to help people understand the importance of saving money and partner with them as they save toward a goal.” said Jim Watkins of PBI Bank. Participants will be encouraged to save up to $500 and receive added incentives.
$10 gift card from local merchant
$10 gift card from local merchant
$100 in matching funds and $10 gift card from local merchant
$300 to your savings account and $10 gift card from local merchant
1. Household Income may not exceed 200% of current Federal Poverty Guidelines.
2. Be willing to open a savings account with PBI Bank.
3. Be willing to participate in financial literacy case management and workshops.
“This is a great opportunity for people to gain financial knowledge and the skills they need to be self sufficient. We are grateful for the partnership with PBI bank and are looking forward to helping 100 families establish savings goals and habits,” said Cheryl Allen, CEO of Community Action of Southern Kentucky. This program is available in Barren, Butler, Edmonson, Hart and Warren Counties. Contact your local Community Action Community Services office to apply today!
Empty Bowls of BG
The second annual Empty Bowls event will be taking place in Bowling Green on February 26, 2014. Empty Bowls works with artists and members of the community to help raise funds and awareness to end hunger in our communities. Once again, for the upcoming event, area potters (professionals, amateurs, and students) are being asked to make bowls throughout the upcoming months to donate to this event. Last year, through the hard work of volunteers over 240 hand crafted bowls, were displayed, and with the involvement of both student and adult volunteers there will be even more beautiful bowls for guests to choose from on the night of the big event. On the night of the big event, the public will once more be invited to attend our Empty Bowls benefit dinner. It doesn't matter if you made a bowl or not. Everyone is invited. Food for the dinner will be provided by area restaurants, as well as local individuals. Last year we had a variety of foods, provided by restaurants such as Mariah's, The Bistro, Rafferty's, Verdi's, JD Bakery and Cafe, McKenzye's Eatery and Bakery, as well as the International Cuisine class at the Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College. On the night of the event each person attending will be asked to make a minimum donation of $10. Each guest may then select a bowl from the many beautiful bowls created by our area artists. They are then served a simple meal of soup and bread, along with a beverage. After the meal, each person gets to take the bowl home with them. It makes a beautiful addition to their home, and also serves as a reminder that there are many empty bowls in our community that go unfilled each day.
Last year, many high school students in the area worked to make bowls to donate to the event. This year, to show thanks for the work of all the young people who are involved in helping help the hungry in our community, a special award, with the winner to be announced on the evening of the event will be set up.
All funds from the event are donated to area charities which focus on providing food to those who are hungry. All money raised in the upcoming event is going to be distributed equally between the Manna Mart at HOTEL INC and the Life Care Ministry run by the University Church of Christ.
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
Download music that’s free and legal with “Freegal,” a service available to all library card holders in Warren County. Your library card entitles you to three free downloads each week from thousands of artists in hundreds of genres. From chart-topping singles to standard classics, the Freegal music catalog has over a million titles to chose from. Go to www.warrenpl.org to start downloading, or visit the library and apply for a free card today.
Were you late in returning your book or DVD to the library? Do you owe a fine? If so, the Warren County Public Library will take canned or boxed food in lieu of your payment. Each non-perishable, non-expired, canned or boxed item is equal to a $1.00 fine. Collection starts December 1 and ends December 30."Food for Fines is a great program that benefits all those involved,” says Regina Holland, Public Services Manager. “Patrons can get fines removed from their accounts by donating non-perishable food items, and the food goes to worthy organizations. The recipients of the collected food will be the Salvation Army and HOTEL, Inc." If you don’t owe a fine, but would still like to donate food, please visit any library location. For more information, call 781-4882 or visit www.warrenpl.org
Randy Westbrook will discuss his book 50 Years of Exile: The Story of a Band in Transition, at the Warren County Public Library on Thursday, January 9 at 6:00 p.m. Westbrook's book is about the popular, Kentucky band - Exile. Exile was formed in 1963 in Richmond, Kentucky. They managed to top both pop and country charts during a ten-year span in the late 1970s and 1980s. "Kiss You All Over" was a major hit in 1978, spending four weeks at the top of Billboard's pop chart. After several less successful follow-up singles, the band decided to make a move to country music. This resulted in 10 number one country hits. All of this success led to an induction into the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame in 2013. The band is currently on tour celebrating their 50th anniversary. Randy Westbrook is a music professor at Eastern Kentucky University. Due to space limitations, this event will be held at the CEC Parish Hall next door to the Main Library. For free tickets to this event, visit any library location, or email Jayne Pelaski: email@example.com.
Local artists will be featured at the Main Library, the Bob Kirby Branch, and the Smiths Grove Branch for the month of December.The Sunny 16 Photography Club exhibits photos taken by their members in the Porter Café at the Main Library. Myra Dwyer exhibits her paintings at the Kirby Branch. Jennifer Fincham photography exhibit continues at the Smiths Grove Branch. For more information about these exhibits or exhibiting art at the library, please contact Jayne Pelaski at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Warren County Public Library will host a writing workshop featuring mystery and suspense author David Bell on Saturday, January 18, from 9:30 a.m. – 12:30. Join award-winning novelist David Bell as he reveals the secrets of how to intrigue your readers with mystery and leave them riveted with suspense. The workshop will take place at the Main branch of the Warren County Public Library (1225 State Street). Bell is an Assistant Professor of English at Western Kentucky University. His has published several novels including: Never Come Back, Condemned, The Girl in the Woods, Cemetery Girl, and The Hiding Place. The workshop is free and open to the public, but space is limited. Register by calling 270-781-4882 or by emailing Jesse Knifley at email@example.com.
Local artists will be featured at the Main Library, the Bob Kirby Branch, and the Smiths Grove Branch for the month of January. Martha Duff will exhibit her paintings starting Monday, January 6th, in the Porter Café at the Main Library. Martha’s paintings include landscapes from her travel and Kentucky birds. She will also have paintings depicting the life of Christ.
Matt Fleischman will exhibit his oil paintings at the Bob Kirby Branch. The photography of Mark Griffin will be at the Smiths Grove Branch through the months of January and February. His photographs feature regional images as well as images from his travel. Mark Griffin is the reference librarian at the Logan County Public Library, and the author of Stand There and Tremble: When the Night Riders Came to Russellville. He is currently working on a biography on Tom Rhea, one of Kentucky’s most powerful politicians during his lifetime. President Franklin D. Roosevelt made a special point to stop in Russellville to take Rhea for his support in getting him elected. For more information about these exhibits or exhibiting work at the library, please contact Jayne Pelaski at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Flu season is here and that's why it's more important than ever for you to take care of your health. The flu shot is the best protection against contracting the flu, according to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Now's the time take a positive step to help reduce the chances of catching this season's flu by getting a flu shot. It's easy to do! The cost of a flu shot is often covered by your health plan, whether you buy your health insurance on your own, or get it from your employer, through Medicare or a state Medicaid program. Check with your health insurer and then schedule an appointment today by calling your physician, visiting your local pharmacy, or going to a nearby convenience care clinic. Many employers also offer flu shot clinics in the workplace. Take the time to make your health a priority this fall and get your seasonal flu shot. Remember, the flu shot is the best protection against contracting the flu. For more information - including where to find flu shot clinics near you - visit www.flu.gov. That's www.flu.gov <http://www.flu.gov/>
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are now more than 1.1 million people living with HIV/AIDS in the U.S., and nearly 200,000 of them don’t know they’re infected. This sad fact highlights an awareness gap and the need for education. With regular testing, early detection and increasingly effective treatments, people can manage HIV and live long productive lives. In the past year, there has been much progress in research. A three-year study in France found that one in 10 people treated within 10 weeks of becoming infected were able to combat the disease. This is not the norm, since most are diagnosed long after they are infected. While proper treatment has become much more available and effective, only 25 percent of Americans with HIV are receiving treatment. It is so important to ensure that all people – especially young people – are aware and educated about HIV/AIDS prevention and the availability of effective treatments. Visit actagainstaids.org to learn where you can get tested today. A public service message from UnitedHealthcare, actagainstaids.org and WUHU 107.
Since the day the Asian longhorned beetle appeared, thousands of our nation's hardwood trees have been lost. Once this pest infests a tree, there is no cure. What you CAN do is look for and report it before it has the chance to destroy more trees. So, take 10 minutes to check your trees for the beetle, and any damage it causes, especially in August, when the beetle is most likely to be seen. Then, report any sightings at www.asianlonghornedbeetle.com. The best line of defense against this devastating pest is YOU.
Did you know that there are medical grants available for families struggling with child health-related expenses? The UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2013 grant program. Grants, up to $5,000, are available to help families who need financial assistance to pay for their child’s health care services, treatments or equipment not covered, or not fully covered, by their commercial health insurance plan. They include medical services and equipment such as physical and occupational therapy, prescriptions, wheelchairs, orthotics, eyeglasses and hearing aids. Parents and legal guardians may apply for grants of up to $5,000 today. For eligibility guidelines or to apply go online to www.uhccf.org, that’s www.uhccf.org. To be eligible for grants, children must be 16 years of age or younger. Families must meet economic guidelines, reside in the United States and have a commercial health insurance plan. This has been a public service message from the UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation and WUHU 107.
Each year, more than a million athletes playing many kinds of sports sustain concussions. While most players recover, some concussions can lead to ongoing symptoms and other health problems, especially if they return to play too soon or have had concussions before. People with concussions often don’t know they have one. Most of the time, the person does not lose consciousness. It is important that athletes and coaches learn about the signs and symptoms of concussions. New guidelines from the american academy of neurology recommend that people who may have a concussion be immediately removed from play ….and not returned until assessed by a trained health care professional. The academy also advises that injured athletes of high school age or younger be managed more conservatively than others before being returned to the game. So, play it safe and protect your brain. Learn more at www.aan.com/concussion.
Sadly, 2013 has become the deadliest year ever for Florida’s endangered manatees. In total, 769 manatees have died so far this year from January 1st through October 29th, making it the largest annual manatee die-off in Florida since record-keeping began. We need your help! Manatees are wonderful. Their gentle, playful ways are fascinating to watch. Yet these harmless marine mammals face growing threats to their survival. Many manatees are injured or killed from boat strikes or other human activities. And their habitat is being lost. Manatees need your help.
Give treasured gifts this Holiday season! Adopt a real Florida manatee from Save the Manatee Club. Each tax-deductible gift adoption costs $25 and includes a color photo, biography, and adoption certificate of an endangered manatee living in Florida. Or for $35, you’ll also receive the Club’s magnificent 2014 manatee wall calendar. Shipping is free in the U.S. Help protect the gentle manatees and their aquatic habitat for future generations. Call toll free at 1-800-432-JOIN or visit www.savethemanatee.org
Fact: Lots of people are so uncomfortable even talking about a colonoscopy that they’ll never get one. If you’re at risk for colon cancer, a colonoscopy is the best way to find it and fix it. That means if you’re 50 or older, or 45 for African Americans, you need to get screened. If you have a family history you may need to get screened earlier. You’ve actually just thought about colonoscopies for a solid minute, the worst part is over. Now that you have the facts, take charge of your health. To schedule your screening today, visit www.stopcoloncancernow.com.
We used to think all lung cancer was the same. Now we know that each tumor may have a different genetic makeup. Several different “molecular” types of lung cancer have been identified. By performing “molecular testing” on a lung cancer tumor, doctors can try to determine what’s causing the cancer to grow. It’s a different way of looking at lung cancer. Because lung cancer can affect anyone. The young or old. Smokers or non-smokers. Anyone can get lung cancer…and NOT all lung cancers are the same. Talk to your doctor to see if molecular testing is appropriate for you. Visit www.lungCancerProfiles.com to learn more.
For 10 years, women have been fighting heart disease individually and together as part of the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women movement. They have proudly worn red, shared stories of survival, and begun to understand the truth about women’s hearts, and how heart disease can be prevented. More than 627,000 women’s lives have been saved, but the fight is far from over. Please get involved. Heart disease is still the No. 1 killer of women. A staggering one in three American women dies from heart disease each year and it’s more deadly than all forms of cancer combined. The women we love – our mothers, sisters, daughters, friends – are dying and many more are impacted every day. For more information, please visit www.GoRedForWomen.org.
Today, nearly half our nation’s fighting forces are members of the Guard and Reserve. When they are called to active duty, they leave behind a family, a community, and a job. Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, a Department of Defense agency, honors and protects the bond between service members and their civilian employers. Whether serving our country, or supporting those who do, we all serve. To learn more about ESGR, call 1-800-336-4590, or visit www.esgr.mil.
Out with the old, in with the new? That's the attitude many Americans have when it comes to the latest consumer electronics devices and gadgets. But did you know that recycling electronics is just as easy as buying them? The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® has developed the website GreenerGadgets.org, where consumers can find the nearest electronics recycling - or "eCycling" - sites by simply entering their zip codes. www.GreenerGadgets.org gives users a list of responsible, certified recycling sites and a local map pinpointing their locations. For more information, visit www.GreenerGadgets.org or www.CE.org.
Hearing loss is a growing health issue among young adults and older Americans, with the condition today affecting more than 48 million people nationwide. Now is the time to preserve your hearing. That means limiting exposure to loud noises; using ear protection when attending sports events or music concerts; and following the “60/60” rule, which means limiting the use of ear bud headphones to 60 minutes at a time and at 60 percent of the device’s maximum volume. Talk to a hearing health care provider, or your physician, and schedule a hearing test. It’s also important to discuss hearing loss with your family and seek treatment. Common signs include turning up the volume on the TV or radio to the level that others find too loud, having trouble hearing people on the phone, or difficulty with following conversations in noisy environments. Hearing loss can affect your ability to stay connected to friends and family, contributing to social isolation, lower earnings, depression, dementia, and higher risk of falls. For more information about hearing loss and other ways to improve your health as you age, please go to www.hearingloss.org. This has been a public service message from the Hearing Loss Association of America, hi HealthInnovations, and WUHU 107.
For more than 160 years, Bellewood Home for Children and Brooklawn Child & Family Services have worked separately to nurture thousands of Kentucky’s most vulnerable children. Now, Kentucky’s oldest non-profit child care organizations have joined together to become one comprehensive agency, Uspiritus. That's U - Spirit - Us. At Uspiritus, at-risk youth and their families receive a continuum of quality care including family preservation, foster care and residential services, and many more, with a focus on preventing harmful disruptions. As Uspiritus, that's U - Spirit - Us, strives to deliver the most wide-ranging support to children and their families in South Central Kentucky, the help of our community could not be more important. You can get involved with the Uspiritus mission, healing the hearts and minds of vulnerable youth, by donating your time, resources, energy or love to a child in need. To learn more about how you can contribute or become a foster parent please call 796-2012, visit the office located on Fountain Square in downtown Bowling Green or go to uspiritus.org. That's U - Spirit - Us.org.
The Salvation Army is recruiting volunteer Bell Ringers through December 24. Any interested individual, group, or organization please call 270-843-3485.
Attention National Guard and Reserve members. Does your civilian employer go above and beyond to support your military service? Nominate your exceptional employer for the 2014 Secretary of Defense employer support freedom award. The freedom award is the Department of Defense’s highest honor recognizing employer support of the guard and reserve. Nominations will be accepted until January 20, 2014. Visit www.freedomaward.mil to nominate now.