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New Beginnings Therapeutic Riding

2014 Calendar of Events

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

2nd Annual Stable Soirée Dinner & Auction

Helping handicapped individuals gain a sense of personal confidence and freedom is a worthy cause.  Doing so while enjoying an evening meal with entertainment makes for a great event.   

New Beginnings Therapeutic Riding, Inc. (“NBTR”) is holding its 2nd Annual Stable Soirée Dinner & Auction on Saturday, September 27th at Pine Spring Stables. The venue is located at 600 Bill Ferguson Road in Bowling Green. The Silent Auction begins at 5:00 p.m.; Dinner from a local restaurant will be at 6:00 p.m. followed by a Live Auction and Entertainment.  The NBTR horse barn will be creatively decorated by Ivory Grace Event Planning.   

"All proceeds from this annual fundraiser benefits our program and our mission to serve individuals with disabilities through the power of the horse," said Michele Vise, Executive Director of NBTR. "Our operational budget comes directly from community support, and not from participants' fees."  Event tickets are $65 per person, and sponsorship opportunities begin at $500.

Each day many challenged individuals benefit from the certified instruction received at NBTR. To discover the good work being done there and to learn more about obtaining advanced tickets or sponsorship opportunities for the Stable Soirée Dinner & Auction, please visit their website under Schedule of Events; follow them on Facebook or call. "We have been blessed with great support in the past, and hope to gain more as people discover how therapeutic riding helps grow a stronger community," Vise said.

New Beginnings Therapeutic Riding is a 501(c)(3)non-profit organization dedicated to serving individuals with mental, physical, behavioral and emotional disabilities by enhancing their lives through the power of horses. The rhythmic motion of a horse allows those with limitations to enjoy the same freedoms we often take for granted, as it helps improve balance, muscle strength and flexibility. Riders at NBTR are involved in activities that promote gross and fine motor skills, cognitive ability and social skills. This process ultimately helps each individual gain self-esteem, confidence and coordination in all aspects of their daily lives.

If you any questions or want to help with this fundraising event, please call NBTR Board Member, Lauren Marley at (502) 609-7503, email at or Board Member, Jackie Reynolds at (270) 202-9114, email at

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:

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

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 ( 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 For more information, call the library at 270-781-4882 or visit

Popular author of both fiction and non-fiction, Philip Gulley will speak at the Bob Kirby Branch on Thursday, October 2 at 6:00 p.m.  He will discuss his latest novel, A Place Called Hope.  A Quaker pastor, writer, and speaker from Danville, Indiana, Gulley has published 18 books, including the acclaimed Harmony series chronicling life in the eccentric Quaker community of Harmony, Indiana, and the best-selling Porch Talk series of essays, which are both inspirational and humorous. His memoir, I Love You, Miss Huddleston: And Other Inappropriate Longings of My Indiana Childhood, recounts his coming-of-age years. Many of Gulley’s characters and recollections are taken from his boyhood in his small Midwestern hometown. Gulley is currently a co-pastor at Fairfield Friends Meeting near Indianapolis.  Additionally, he hosted the television program Porch Talk with Phil Gulley on the Indiana PBS affiliate WFYI and their flagship show Across Indiana, for which he received two Emmy® Awards.  He also writes the popular monthly Home Again column for Indianapolis Monthly and is a regular contributor to The Saturday Evening Post. The event is free and open to the public. Free tickets are available at any library location or via email ( For more information, call 270-782-0252 or visit

The Warren County Public Library will host David Bell on Tuesday, October 7. He will discuss his book The Forgotten Girl.  David Bell was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, and spent countless hours at the Westwood Public Library developing his love of reading. He completed undergraduate coursework at Indiana University, an M.A. at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, and then for a Ph.D. at the University of Cincinnati. Bell moved to Bowling Green, Kentucky where he accepted a tenure-track job at Western Kentucky University. While at WKU, David sold his novel Cemetery Girl to NAL/Penguin. More books followed, The Forgotten Girl being his most recent.
The novel follows Jason Danvers as the past arrives uninvited at his door when his younger sister, Hayden, a former addict, asks Jason and his wife to take care of her teenage daughter for forty-eight hours while she handles some business in town. When Hayden never returns, her disappearance brings up more unresolved problems from Jason’s past. When a body is discovered in the woods, the mysteries of his sister’s life—and possible death—deepen. And one by one these events will shatter every expectation Jason has ever had about families, about the awful truths that bind them and the secrets that should be taken to the grave. Bell will discuss his new book on Tuesday, October 7 at 6 p.m. Free tickets are available at all library locations or by emailing Lisa Rice: The event will take place at the Bob Kirby Branch Library. For more information, call (270) 781-4882 or visit

The Warren County Public Library will host New York Times bestselling author Craig Johnson on Tuesday, October 21. He will be discussing his new book Wait for Signs.
Craig Johnson’s character, Walt Longmire was first introduced ten years ago in Johnson’s Hillerman Award-winning short story, “Old Indian Trick.”  After the creation of the Walt Longmire book series, which is also a hit television series on A&E titled Longmire, Johnson continued to write short stories about Walt’s life that do not appear in the novels. Each year on Christmas Eve Johnson released a new short story about Walt’s life. There were many requests for these short stories to be put into book form and now Craig Johnson has done that by releasing this compilation of twelve Longmire short stories in his new book, Wait for Signs.  Wait for Signs gives glimpses of Walt’s past from the incident in “Ministerial Aide,” when the sheriff is mistaken for a deity, to the hilarious “Messenger,” where the majority of the action takes place in a Port-A-Potty, Wait for Signs is a necessary addition to any Longmire fan’s shelf and a wonderful way to introduce new readers to the fictional world of Absaroka County, Wyoming.  Johnson will discuss his new book on Tuesday, October 21 at 6 p.m. at the Bob Kirby Branch Library. Free tickets are available at all library locations. For more information, visit or email Lisa Rice at

Bowling Green Onstage Classes & Performances!

Acting 101 Class
Meets on Mondays through Nov. 10
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Ages 9 - 18
Directed by Elise Iannuzzi
Registration Deadline has passed
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.

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 has passed.
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

Teachers! Join BG OnStage for evening and School Day Performances at Van Meter Theatre! Register now! Space is limited!
Magic Tree House: Dinosaurs Before Dark - A musical adventure back in time based on the popular children’s book series.
Evening Performance is September 19th at 6:30pm, and school day performances September 23 at 9am & Noon and September 24 at 9 am.

Also, make plans to see The Giver - a dramatic adaptation of the award-winning book by Lois Lowry.

An evening public performance is at 6:30pm October 21, and school day performances are at 9am, 11:30am and Noon...and October 22 at 9am and Noon.  Tickets remain available ONLY for the evening performance, and for the school day performance October 21st at 11am.  All other shows sold out.

Free leadership study guides for all classes!
Visit or call 282-6166 for more information!

It's the production on Magic Tree House: Dinosaurs Before Dark KIDS! On-stage at Van Meter Theatre Friday, September 19 at 6:30 pm.
You can learn more here:

BG OnStage Presents Magic Tree House: Dinosaurs Before Dark KIDS

Friday, September 19, 6:30 PM

Van Meter Theatre, Bowling Green, KY
Based on the Magic Tree House book series by Mary Pope Osborne, this musical production follows siblings Jack and Annie back in time where they meet an amazing group of dinosaurs! Directed by Ellen Lawrence and Elise Iannuzzi. A musical adventure for all ages!

Victorian Curb Appeal

Riverview at Hobson Grove is pleased to present "Fall Lecture Series," a series of lectures about Victorian Life.   Each of these lectures will be presented by local historians and held at the historic house museum. 

Sunday, September 21 at 2:00pm -- Victorian Curb Appeal.  Looking at Victorian houses is a feast for the eyes:  so many towers, curves, porches and details!  Take a journey through Bowling Green and American as architectural historian Eileen Starr talks about Victorian Curb Appeal at Riverview at Hobson Grove, a great example of Victorian architecture. 
Reservations are requested.  Free and open to the public.  For further information,  please call Riverview at 270-843-5565.  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. 

Vets, Pets & Familes

BG International Festival

Celebrate diversity at the Bowling Green International Festival Saturday September 27, 9am - 6pm at Circus Square Park rain or shine. Kids can pick up a travel guide at the info booth to collect souvenirs during their journey around the world.Enjoy children's edu-tainment activities, music & dance from around the world, cultural displays, authentic foreign foods, and an international bazaar.  See traditional Celtic, Chinese, Japanese, African and Indian dancers and listen to modern cultural fusion like Appalatin's blend of bluegrass and Latin horns and HuDost's mix of eastern and western folk.  Admission is $4 with children under 12 free. Or get 2 in for $5 and save 10% at area restaurants throughout the year when you buy a restaurant discount card for $5 at the gate. Go to or follow us on Facebook or Twitter for more details.

Love, Loss, and What I Wore

The Phoenix Theatre After Hours Proudly Presents
Love, Loss, and What I Wore
Written by Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron
Based on the book by Ilene Beckerman
Directed by:  Hannah Hadley
September 25-27
Proving that a great show is always in fashion, Love, Loss, and What I Wore has become an international hit.  With its compulsively entertaining subject matter, this intimate collection of stories by Nora and Delia Ephron celebrated an accomplished two-and-a-half year run in New York’s Westside Theatre.  Love, Loss, and What I Wore is based on the best-seller by Ilene Beckerman as well as the recollections of the Ephrons’ friends.  The show uses clothing and accessories and the memories they trigger to tell funny and often poignant stories that all women can relate to, creating one of the most enduring theatergoing experiences domestically and overseas.
Where:          The Public Theatre of Kentucky, at the Phoenix Theatre
545 Morris Alley (Chestnut St. in Downtown Bowling Green)
When:            September 25-27, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8pm
Tickets:         Reserve online at and save money $15 Adults ($17 at the door), $10 Children, Students & Seniors ($12 at the door)
**This Production will be rated PG13 for language and content**
For Reservations Visit PTKBG.ORG

Fall Farm Festival

Tire Rack Street Survival

TIRE RACK® STREET SURVIVAL® teen driver safety is coming to Bowling Green to stop the #1 killer of teens
WHAT:    Tire Rack Street Survival® Teen Driving Schools
WHERE: National Corvette Motorsport Park, 350 Corvette Dr, Bowling Green, KY
WHEN:   Saturday, October 11, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Car crashes are the leading killer of American teens from ages 15 – 20, with more than 5,000 teens involved in a fatal crash each year and an additional 196,000 injured.
Simple driving errors, avoidable but common among inexperienced teens, cause the majority of fatal accidents.
  • Tire Rack Street Survival® is a 501c3 organization and is the largest active non-profit national driver education program that teaches teens the skills they need to stay alive behind the wheel. Unlike traditional driver’s education programs based on classroom theory and simple maneuvers, the Tire Rack Street Survival® program improves driver competence through hands-on experiences in real-world driving situations.
  • Students will receive a short classroom session and then will learn, hands-on, how to manage everyday driving hazards, obstacles and challenges in a controlled environment on an advanced driving course to ultimately ‘arrive alive.’ 
  • Students learn emergency braking and skid control, how to control proper braking, and how to avoid accidents entirely. In select schools, in addition to spending time in the driver’s seat of parked 18-wheeler to fully comprehend its massive blind spots, teenagers witness the violent detonation of an air bag, which reinforces proper hand placement on the steering wheel.
  • Students are taught in their own cars, not specially prepared program vehicles, so the skills they learn can be directly translated to their daily driving experiences. Tire Rack Street Survival® challenges teenagers to understand how to control a vehicle, rather than just operate one.
Tire Rack Street Survival® is open to licensed and permitted drivers ages 15 – 21. Forms, schedules and more information can be found online at The cost is $75 per student and some insurance companies offer premium discounts to graduates.
The program in entering its 12th year having trained 12,000 new drivers. 101 schools were completed last year and the goal for 2014 is over 110 nationally.
For the 5th year, Michelin North America is supporting the Street Survival program by providing funding for pavement rental for each school throughout the United States. That is no small task, given that this year the Tire Rack Street Survival schools plan to offer its training to teens all across the U.S.
To view video of the program, please visit
To view pictures from past schools, please visit

Arsenic and Old Lace

Arsenic and Old Lace
By: Joseph Kesselring
Directed by:  Nick Hudson
Sponsored by:  Houchens Industries
October 16-26
We meet the charming and innocent ladies who populate their cellar with the remains of socially and religiously "acceptable" roomers; the antics of their nephew who thinks he is Teddy Roosevelt; and the activities of the other nephew….these require no further description or amplification here.
Where:          The Public Theatre of Kentucky, at the Phoenix Theatre
545 Morris Alley (Chestnut St. in Downtown Bowling Green)
When:            October 16-26, Thursday at 7pm, Friday and Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at 3pm
Tickets:         Reserve online at and save money $15 Adults ($17 at the door), $10 Children, Students & Seniors ($12 at the door)
For Reservations Visit PTKBG.ORG

Larry Keel Live

The Phoenix Music Series Proudly Presents
Larry Keel
Sponsored by:  Morris Jewelry
Larry Keel is described by some reviewers as the most powerful, innovative and all-out exhilarating acoustic flatpicking guitarist performing today. Keel has absorbed the best lessons from his Bluegrass family upbringing, both sides deeply steeped in the rich mountain music culture and heritage of Southwest Virginia. From there, he has always integrated that solid musical grounding and natural-born talent with his own incomparable approach to flatpicking the guitar and composing original music. He’s also got a knack for choosing interesting and appealing material from all realms of music with guts, whether it’s a tune written by a fellow song-writer/musician friend, or a tasty cover from any number of genres all over the map. The combination is pretty irresistible. His fierce, high-spirited energy also appeals to young rockers, jammers and alt country pickers and fans who are equally drawn to Keel’s deep rumbling voice, his earthy and imaginative song-writing, and his down-home-gritty-good-time charm.
Mark Whitley Band to Open the show!!
Where:          The Public Theatre of Kentucky, at the Phoenix Theatre
545 Morris Alley (Chestnut St. in Downtown Bowling Green)
When:            October 28, Doors at 6, Mark Whitley Band at 7, Larry Keel at 8
Tickets:   $25 General Admission at the door
Buy $20 Tickets in advance at Mellow Matt’s Music and More

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


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

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 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 Giving back has never been easy. Signing up for Dollar Per Month dot org is easy, anyone can join the community for as little as one dollar per month or more. Through the Dollar Per 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 today and see what your dollar can do!

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

It's the Gator Mini Cheer Camp sponsored by Greenwood High School Cheer Squad Saturday, September 20th at the Greenswood High School gymnasium.  Instructors from the Greenwood High School Cheer Coaching staff and Varsity Cheerleaders squad, and will include stunting, gymnastics, spirit cheers, and fun & games for veteran cheerleaders and those just getting started ages 4-12.  $25 early registration by Friday, September 12th.  Fee includes snack, t-shirt, admission to the GHS football game September 26th where campers will cheer and perform between quarters.  At the door registration on September 20th will be $30.  For more information, call the offices of Forever Communications at 270-843-3333.

The Kentucky Career Center in Bowling Green will be hosting a job fair for Dollar General Warehouse, located in Scottsville, KY, on September 22nd from 9-1. For more information, to set up an interview time or for assistance in applying online, please contact the Kentucky Career Center of Bowling Green at 270-746-7425, or stop by and see us at 803 Chestnut St., Bowling Green Kentucky.

Greenwood High Football Gator cards are on sale now for just $10 each through September 30th, or while supplies last!  Great discounts are offered, too.  To purchase or for more information, contact Greenwood High School at 842-3627...or contact any football parent.

It's the 19th annual Junior Achievement Golf Classic Monday & Tuesday, September 22nd and 23rd at Crosswinds Golf Course in Bowilng Green.  Two days of team format golf; 3 independent sessions.  Awards for each session, door prizes, & hole-in-one challenges to win vehicles including at 2105 GMC Terrain from Leachman Buick-GMC-Cadillac!  Each player gets lunch from Rafferty's and Coca Cola...a Russell Athletic Golf polo shirt, and more!  Proceeds benefit area students.  Register your foursome at

There are so many historic landmarks to choose from in our area. Photograph one that is a well-known treasure or uncover a hidden gem. It can be a specific detail that inspires you or the whole structure. Or maybe it's the memories and history associated with the place. Whatever it is that inspires you, use your creativity, photography skills and local knowledge to Show Us Your Favorite South Central Kentucky Landmark!  Residents, visitors, adults, kids — everyone is welcome to submit an original, recent photo of their favorite landmark in the South Central Kentucky area. Winning entries will be featured on the 2015 Gerald Printing Desk Calendar. Entries must be submitted at by October 1, 2014.

Griffs Deli will be hosting a fund raising event for the WKU Student Veterans Alliance Sept 23rd. A percentage of sales proceeds will be donated in support of local student veterans from 4p-9p. Come out and support WKU Student Veterans.

The Toys for Tots Great Toy Event is Saturday, October 11th, 2pm at Weldon Pete Park on Old Louisville Rd.  The events are 1 mile run and 3 mile mountain biking.  Entrance fee is one new, unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots.  Sponsored by the BG Fire Dept, Trax Running, Marine Corps Recruiting Office, Marine Corps League, and Southcentral KY Community and Technical College.  All ages and bike sizes are welcome!

It's a benefit for Bucksville Cemetery at 5:30pm Saturday, September 27 at Pleasant Hill Church Recreaton Hall, 1038 Bucksville Rd.  There will be all you can eat food, and a cake walk (weather permitting) and an auction of donated items with all proceeds going to the upkeep of hte cemetery grounds.  For more information, contact Flossie Crawford at 542-6193 or Boyce Lynn Lowery at 542-6593.
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