Get lost in the GPS Adventures Maze and learn how to find your way using GPS! Running through May 4, 2014, the National Corvette Museum presents the “GPS Adventures” exhibit, an interactive look into traditional and modern navigation. Kids and their families can explore the ways that GPS is used, find out where the technology is heading in the future, and discover geocaching, a family-friendly treasure hunting game in the great outdoors.
GOALS: Teach: Global Positioning System (GPS) technology through a live-action experience. Inspire: students to get off the couch and into the great outdoors. Employ: critical thinking skills and memory retention Empower: students to make a difference in their communities
The Museum is open daily, 8am-5pm CST and the exhibit is included with regular Museum admission. $10 adults, $5 kids age 6-16, student and group rates available. For more information, please call the Museum at 270-781-7973 or visit us online.
Teen Driving: Car Control & Situational Awareness Clinic
This class is offered the first Tuesday of each month for permit holders and newly licensed drivers, with one-hour sessions available between 2pm and 4pm. It covers driving techniques such as parallel parking, city and rural driving hazards, adverse weather conditions, two wheel drop off recovery, the dangers of texting or drinking while driving and more.
The fee is $10 per student and includes Museum admission. A certificate is provided at the end of the session. Please call to reserve your time slot at 270-467-8852. Learn more here
Want to visit our exhibits, including the KidZone as much as you want? Why not sign-up for a Family Membership? Memberships enjoy discounts in the Corvette Store, special pricing on events and more. The Membership also includes free admission to the Museum for the immediate family and is a $100 tax deductible donation for the year.
The Southern Kentucky Performing Arts Center has on display an exhibit in the Capitol Arts Center, Mezzanine Gallery by Cuban born artist Alejandro Sala Torres. The exhibit: Transportation, will be presented through May 31, 2014. Alejandro Sala Torres is a 22 year old young Cuban artist with the desire to express, through painting, his state of being and his desire to connect to people. He was born on a small island belonging to Cuba with the name of "Island of Youth." During his career he participated in several group exhibitions and received several awards from the various institutions of the arts in Cuba. Alejandro moved from Cuba to Bowling Green, KY in March of 2013, and is eager to become part of the art community in the region. “I am thankful to Leyda Becker and the City of Bowling Green for introducing me to Alejandro Torres,” said Andee Rudloff, SKyPAC Education and Visual Arts Director. “I think the community will enjoy the exhibition and I look forward to seeing what offerings we see in the future from this talented artist.” Since childhood, he focused mostly on a series of caricatures. After graduating from high school, he was admitted to the School of Plastic Arts Wilfredo Lam, where he studied for 4 years, finishing his degree in July 2010 with a Major in Sculpture. Alejandro achieved the highest grade in his senior thesis; Technique: Installation Sculpture Art; Title: Transportation. For questions about the exhibit, Capitol Arts Center Mezzanine Gallery or other gallery spaces please contact Andee Rudloff at arudloff@TheSKyPAC.com or 270-904-5015.
Sunburst Youth Theater Auditions
The Phoenix Theatre’s Sunburst Youth Theatre
Invites you to AUDITION your talents for Show Your Stuff Support Sunburst Benefiting Sunburst Youth Theatre’s Educational Programming
We ask local youth talent ages 7 and up to ‘audition’ your 5 min +/- act either on
Auditions: March 11th and 13th
We hope to have a full night of amazing talent to perform
Performances: March 21st and/or 22nd
Youth--do not miss this chance to showcase your talents! Prepare an act, 5 minutes or less, to perform for to raise funds for our summer camp and workshops with Jonathan Goldstein. Entry fee, paid after audition decisions, will be just $10. With enough participation, we will have 2 nights of performances with prizes for the top 2 acts decided by Mainstage artists. Seize this opportunity to show off that new act--dancing, singing, acting, magic, etc.--and show the community the talent eager for further guidance and education like the camps and workshops needing funding this summer at The Phoenix!
Auditions will be at rehearsal studio 511 Fairview Ct. BG, KY 42101. Please call 781-6233 with any questions or concerns, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Total Fitness Connection 5K Run & Walk
Feed the Need Food Drive
United Way of Southern Kentucky (UWSK) will hold a region wide food drive aptly titled “Feed the Need” in Allen, Barren, Logan, Simpson, and Warren counties now through March 21st.
“Feed the Need” was created in 2009 in response to the increased need in our communities for basic resources as a result of the economic downturn. After speaking with the local food pantries that have benefited from the drive each year, it is abundantly clear that the need for this drive continues this year. United Way’s unique ability to convene a variety of community partners across Southern Kentucky to tackle issues affecting individuals and families makes United Way the ideal backbone organization to lead such an effort as “Feed the Need.”
Since its inception, United Way’s "Feed the Need" Food Drive has collected almost 250,000 non-perishable items for local food banks in Southern Kentucky. Companies, organizations, and groups in Allen, Barren, Logan, Simpson and Warren Counties can participate once again by holding internal food drives through March 21st.
All donations will benefit food banks in the county in which the donations were collected. The benefiting food banks include Barren River Area Safe Space, Community Action of Southern Kentucky, Community Relief Fund, Good Samaritan of Logan and Simpson Counties, and The Salvation Army.
Steve Wallace, President and CEO of United Way of Southern Kentucky, says, “As the single largest volunteer-driven food drive in Southern Kentucky, the annual ‘Feed the Need’ program has become a vital resource to thousands of people who no longer have enough to eat each day. We are excited to have the opportunity to lead this effort to bring together all of our community partners to meet this community need.”
If you are interested in helping to “Feed the Need” by volunteering to run an internal food drive within your company, group, organization, school, or church, contact the United Way office at 270-843-3205 or log onto the United Way of Southern Kentucky website at www.liveunitedtoday.com
Warren County Public Library
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.
Charles Neblett will speak at the Bob Kirby Branch on Tuesday, March 25 at 6:00 p.m. He will discuss his role in the Civil Rights movement as part of a series of events sponsored by the library commemorating the enactment of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. “Excerpts from the documentary Freedom Riders, provided by the The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, will be shown and discussion will be led by Jonathan Jeffrey of the WKU Kentucky
Library and museum,” says project coordinator Monica Edwards. “Other partners in this program include Alice Gatewood Waddell of the Human Rights Commission and Dr. John Long of the African American Museum.” The Freedom Singers formed in 1962 in Georgia to educate communities about civil rights issues through song. The group originally consisted of four black members all under the age of twenty-one: Cordell Reagan, Bernice Johnson Reagan, Charles Neblett, and Rutha Mae Harris. The songs were mostly spirituals and hymns. Venues included around 200 college campuses, churches, house parties, demonstrations, marches, and jails. Often, the Freedom singers were jailed for refusing to leave an area, while supporters and sympathizers also risked police brutality. Charles Neblett was born in Robinson County, Tennessee, in 1941. He was a member of both the original Freedom Singers and the New Freedom Singers, the group formed after the original disbanded. "All the jailings and the beatings and everything we took, we could see the results of that work," he said. "All that work was not in vain." For free tickets to this event, visit any library location or email Monica Edwards at email@example.com. For more information about this event, call 270-782-0252 or visit: warrenpl.org.
Matt Fleishman will exhibit his oil paintings in the Porter Cafe at the Main Library for the month of March. While visiting the Dayton (Ohio) Art Institute he watched a museum staff member carefully dusting artworks and realized that preserving art was important and was something he wanted to do. He was an apprentice with a paintings conservator in Nashville, Tennessee, while fulfilling pre-requisites at David Lipscomb College and Vanderbilt University for entrance into a graduate degree program in Art Conservation. He attended one of the three programs in the U.S. and graduated as a conservator of three dimensional objects. This career involved preserving and maintaining the artistic intent and visual and/or historical integrity of artistic and historic objects. He worked in the conservation labs of the Detroit Institute of Arts, and The Carnegie Museum of Art/The Andy Warhol Museum and other venues. “Experiencing really great visual art is something I’ve enjoyed most of my life,” says Fleishman. “I did not intend to be a painter, but my wife bought me paints, brushes and canvases when my garage/ceramics studio was converted to a Family Room and ceramics became something I used to do.” To coincide with the 50th anniversary of Kentucky's Civil Rights Commemorative March in Frankfort on March 5, 1965, the public library is hosting a photo display of images taken at the historic event. The photographs show the thousands of people who walked to the capitol in an effort to encourage lawmakers to pass a law making discrimination illegal. Joining Kentuckians in the march were civil rights leaders including Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., Rev. Ralph David Abernathy, and baseball great Jackie Robinson. They spoke to the crowd from the steps, and the folk group Peter, Paul and Mary performed. While it did not lead to a successful vote that year, the march helped build support for the U.S. Civil Rights Act of 1964 and helped result in the Kentucky Civil Rights Act of 1966. This exhibit will be at the Bob Kirby Branch for the month of March. Alida Bayne Akers and Becca Bayne Akers-Kuczek will exhibit their paintings at the Smiths Grove Branch for March and April. These mother and daughter artists have collected a selection of new works most being smaller scale pieces from their recent explorations in mixed media and watercolor. Though with divergent styles the duo holds in common an appreciation for detail and design in their love of art. Alida is a graduate of Western Kentucky University with a double major in art (studio majors in painting and drawing) and education. The artist has shown her work in numerous venues including a one woman show of orchid illustrations at the Garden Center of Greater Cleveland, numerous US Bank Shows in Bowling Green, Kentucky, and galleries in Berea, Louisville and Lexington. Due to emerging world of online art galleries her work has been collected as far away as New Zealand, France, Holland and Canada. She works in watercolor, colored pencil, acrylic and oils. As an art educator Alida believes art is not just something you do with your hands, but is how you look at the world. Alida teaches privately and for Barren Country Community Education. Becca is a recent BFA graduate of Western Kentucky University. She works as a freelance graphic designer and artist. While at WKU she was a recipient of national Gilman Scholar and Freeman-Asia awards that enabled her to spend a semester in Japan. She studied Japanese art history and Sumi techniques along with the Japanese language and culture. Becca was awarded first place in the US Bank Show professional watercolor division. Becca works in pencil, watercolor, ink and charcoal and investigates the manipulation of form with mixed media studies. For more information about these exhibits or to exhibit art at the library, email Jayne Pelaski at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Warren County Public Library will host Lis Wiehl on Thursday, March 20 at 6:00 p.m. Wiehl will discuss her latest title Snapshot. The new book is a “snapshot” of the tumultuous 1960s. Wiehl states the idea for the book came from a photo of her sitting next to an African-American girl at a civil rights rally in the 1960s. The story features a present day federal prosecutor who is called by her estranged father to help him exonerate a man convicted of killing a civil rights leader at that rally. Her father is a retired FBI agent who worked the case in 1965 and is convinced the man about to be executed is not guilty. Lis Wiehl is one of the nation’s most prominent trial lawyers and highly regarded commentators. Currently, she is the legal analyst and reporter on the Fox News Channel and Bill O’Reilly’s sparring partner in the weekly “Is It Legal?” segment on The O’Reilly Factor. She is also a Professor of Law at New York Law School. She has also written six best-selling books. Prior to joining Fox News Channel in New York City, Lis served as a legal analyst and reporter for NBC News and NPR’s All Things Considered. Before that, she served as a Federal Prosecutor in the United States Attorney’s office. Lis earned her Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School and her Master of Arts in Literature from the University of Queensland. Free tickets are available at all library locations or by emailing Jayne Pelaski: email@example.com. This event will be held in the new program room at the Bob Kirby Branch. For more information, call 781-4882 or visit: www.warrenpl.org.
International best-selling author Jeffery Deaver will speak at the Bob Kirby Branch on Thursday, April 10 at 6:00 p.m. Deaver will discuss his latest book Trouble in Mind.
A former journalist, folksinger and attorney, his novels have appeared on bestseller lists around the world, including the New York Times, the Times of London, Italy’s Corriere della Sera, and the Los Angeles Times. His books are sold in 150 countries and have been translated into over twenty-five languages. Deaver is best known for his Kathryn Dance and Lincoln Rhyme thrillers, most notably The Bone Collector, which was made into a feature film starring Denzel Washington and Angelina Jolie. His most recent novels are The Kill Room, a Lincoln Rhyme novel, and XO, a Kathryn Dance thriller as well as Carte Blanche, the latest James Bond continuation novel, a number-one international bestseller. Deaver has been nominated for seven Edgar Awards from the Mystery Writers of America, an Anthony Award and a Gumshoe Award. Free tickets are available at all library locations or by emailing Jayne Pelaski at firstname.lastname@example.org. Bob Kirby Branch is located at 175 Iron Skillet Court, Bowling Green, Kentucky. For more information, call 270-782-0252 or visit www.warrenpl.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.
2013 was the deadliest year ever for Florida’s endangered manatees with 829 recorded manatee deaths. We need your help! Save the Manatee Club, an international nonprofit organization, was co-founded in 1981 by world-renowned singer/songwriter, Jimmy Buffett. Funds from our adoption program go toward emergency rescue response for sick and injured manatees, and for waterway signage, public awareness and education, research and more. Read about our manatee conservation efforts at: www.savethemanatee.org/smchist.htm.
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Hocker Family Insurance can help you through the process of buying health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, and inform you about subsidies you may qualify for. Topics include: Health Care Reform Review, Comparing Available Insurance Plans, Insurance costs and subsidies, Key dates, Navigating the kynect Website. Questions and answer session. Health Care Reform Workshops will be at Butler County Extension Office across form courthouse in Morgantown. Dates: 3/4/14 - 6pm
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Uspiritus, Inc. is Kentucky’s most comprehensive child caring agency and is in need of dedicated caring foster parents. Uspiritus will hold informational meetings about foster care and how you can help throughout the spring. If you are interested in learning more about foster care please call 270-796-2012 or visit us at our office at 918 State Street in downtown Bowling Green.
It's the Chase Vibbert Fundraiser Saturday March 8th, 2014 from 11am - 2pm. Richardsville Fire Department will set up at two locations at the Minit-Mart at 150 Scotty's Way Bowling Green, KY 42101, and at the Dollar General Market at 180 River Pl Ave Bowling Green Ky, 42101. There will be a "boot collection," and 100% of the proceeds will go to Chase Vibbert and his family. Chase was diagnosed with Rhabdomyosarcoma. He is 14yo, and attends Warren East High School. For more information it's #ChaseAwayCnacer.
April 5, 2014 is the date for the First Annual 5K Run, and 1.5 mile Fun Run/Walk. Benefits will go toward the Up All Night graduation night celebration for the Seniors of Allen County Scottsville High School's Class of 2014. The event is held on graduation night to try and keep our graduating seniors safe!! The price will be $15 including T-Shirt, and will increase to $20 on March 23, 2014. REGISTER EARLY TO GUARANTEE A T-SHIRT IN YOUR SIZE. THE 5K WILL BE HELD ON THE CAMPUS OF THE ALLEN COUNTY SCOTTSVILLE HIGH SCHOOL. There will also be a pancake breakfast for all you hungry runners for an additional $5!! The breakfast will be held INSIDE at the Athletic Complex, and sponsored by The Medical Center at Scottsville, and AFNI. More details here: https://runsignup.com/Race/KY/Scottsville/pAllNight5Korhttps://www.facebook.com/events/213587812153353/
It's the Run with Endurance in memory of Adam Smelser. Adam Smelser was the young man who lost his life in the Barren River on November 17th. The run will be on April 12 @ 9am at Weldon Pette Park. Log on www.adamsmelser.com for forms or www.Facebook.com/runwithendurance5k. The money raised will be put into a scholarship for Adam's alma mater.
In many ways America is the land of plenty. But for a staggering number of Kentuckians across the Commonwealth, hunger continues to be a reality. Over 750,000 Kentuckians, or 17% of the state’s population, do not always know where their next meal will come from. Close to 1 in 4 of Kentucky’s children lack consistent access to enough food for a healthy, active lifestyle. Too many parents have to choose between paying for food and paying for utilities or heating fuel; in fact, 35% of our clients report facing this tough decision. And too many of our senior citizens are having to make trade-offs between food and medicine, a decision 29% of our clients have faced. The need is growing: the number of people we reach each year has increased 84% since 2006. The goal of Make A Difference Day is to inspire and encourage local residents to participate in community service projects. Large or small, as individuals or in groups, one-day or ongoing – the nature of the service isn’t as important as simply giving your time, effort, resources, skills or support to make a difference in the lives of people in your community. In an effort to further ensure our local school resource center food pantry’s and food banks are fully stocked, the Cabinet f/Health & Family Services and the Kentucky Commission on Community Volunteerism are sponsoring a food drive. We are asking our community to partner with us and work towards the same goal… So let’s GO BIG!!!! Suggested items of donations are canned goods and nonperishable items such as stew, chili, soups, pasta, rice, dried beans, peanut butter, jelly, crackers, vegetables, fruits, tuna, pasta sauces, pancake mix, cereals, oatmeal, crackers, powdered milk, juices, etc. Drop Off Location: ***Drop-Off Boxes located at the office entrance across from Mellow Mushroom***
Cabinet f/Health & Family Services (c/o Permanency Unit) Warren County Protection and Permanency Office (Old Sears Building) 1010-1020 State St. Bowling Green, KY 42101
Donations are being accepted thru March 20, 2014
Kentucky first lady Jane Beshear and the Kentucky cancer program invite women surviving cancer to an adventure weekend March 28 thru 30th at Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park, near Dawson Springs. Survivors will meet experts on healthy eating and exercise, enjoy outdoor activities, and learn from each other. For information about the low-cost weekend, call the Kentucky cancer program in Bowling Green at 270-842-0950.
Bowling Green Gallery Hop FREE EVENT. NO TICKET REQUIRED. OPPORTUNITY TO SUPPORT LOCAL ARTIST COMMUNITY Friday, March 21, 20145 to 9 p.m. – visit more than 16 venues including galleries, museums and studios around Bowling Green. Meet local artists. Browse for art gifts while socializing with like minded people. Enjoy refreshments courtesy of area restaurants at receptions. Maps will be available at participant locations or visit www.BGGalleryHop.com or the B.G Gallery Hop Facebook page.
TOP Soccer, sponsored by Dick’s Sporting Goods & SKY Soccer Club, is a free soccer program for youth with special needs aged 4 and up that gives them the opportunity to play with peers of similar abilities. TOP Soccer dates are March 20, 27, and April 3, 10, 17, & 24 from 5 to 6pm at the Lovers Lane Soccer Complex in Bowling Green, Kentucky. To register or volunteer, visit www.skysoccer.org or email email@example.com.