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2018 LetÕs have some fun this summer!

JUNE• JULY• AUGUST 601 State Street


Noon In June • Saturdays • Fountain Square Bring Your June 2..........................Mt. Victor Revue 9..........................Blue Diamond Band Family and 16..........................Ray Cardwell & Tennessee Moon 23..........................South Union Friends! Enjoy 30..........................Arthur Hatfield and Buck Creek Acoustic Music Fridays In July & August • 7pm • Circus Square July 6..................The Get Down in June and 13..................Ernie Small Blues Band 20..................The Frontier Band Dance Music on 27..................Andy and the Rockers Friday Nights! August 3..................Jordan Allen & the Bellwethers 10..................Fat Box • Vendors 17..................Bueler’ S Day Off 24..................Tyrone Dunn and Kin-Foke • Lots of Fun 31..................Dizzorderly Conduct Check Our Events Calendar at www.downtownbg.org/events/ 2

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So much to DO...So much to SEE... So much FUN to have!

STAY and PLAY in our area!

BB&T Concerts in the Park Schedule.............................2 Stay-ca-tion in Kentucky.................................................4 Franklin-Simpson Renaissance Presents Summer Nights............................................6 My Old Kentucky Home..................................................8 Public Theatre of Kentucky.............................................8 Burgoo, Barbeque & Bourbon A Kentucky Culinary Trinity......................................10 Bowling Green Farmer’s Markets.................................12 WKU Summer Camps & Programs..............................13 Awesome Lazy River....................................................14 Green River Catfish Festival.........................................14 June & August Fairs & Festivals..............................16-17 Casting a Line in Kentucky...........................................18 Kentucky Bourbon Trail................................................20 Patti’s Settlement 1880.................................................22 Warren County Public Library Summer 2018 Kids Camps......................................22 Summer Celebration of Music.................................24 Corvette Museum.........................................................24 Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park. . .26 Pine Knob Theatre........................................................28 BG Onstage..................................................................30 WKU Kentucky Museum 2018 Summer Camps & Exhibit...............................30 Summer Activity Guide 2018


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Stay-ca-tion: Noun; a vacation spent at home involving trips to local attractions.

We just got past the spending of the holidays, and now Summer 2018 is right around the corner. More and more families are opting out of traveling during the summer break. “Staycations” can be just as enjoyable as a trip out of town without the hassle of travel. Of course, staying home is also much easier on the wallet. Discover how to make this summer break fun, memorable, and budget-friendly without leaving the comforts of home. To start your planning off right, generate a list of indoor and outdoor options to explore. If the weather is nice, ideas for fun activities could include a day at the zoo (Louisville), a picnic at a local park, a bike ride, a hike through the woods, or day trip to Mammoth Cave National Park. If it’s chilly or rain is in the forecast, check the local movie listings, go bowling, visit WKU’s Kentucky Museum or South Union Shaker Village for a disguised educational outing, plan an indoor swim day at a local pool, or enjoy a little exercise at a roller rink or bowling alley. Remember: a night or two at a nice local hotel, motel, or bed and breakfast delivers the feel of a vacation without the travel expense. Venturing out every day can get expensive, so be resourceful with activities to do at home. Stock up on art supplies for a picture painting or craft-making day. Create a scavenger hunt and turn the family loose on an adventure. Have a movie and popcorn night, then turn the living room into a fort using blankets and sheets for added amusement. Cook meals together around different foreign country themes. For example, a night in Italy could be a “make your own pizza” dinner. You can make your own home a staycation paradise by hanging a hammock and building a fire pit. For a more rugged approach, have a cookout, make s’mores, and set up a tent for an overnight camping experience. Once you’ve narrowed the list of activities, fill in your calendar based on the 10-day forecast. Every child or teen has different preferences of what he or she enjoys, so get his or her input to make your staycation more successful. For a household on a budget, so many possibilities already exist in your area. Keep in mind that time spent together is about the memories made, not the money spent. Visit www.kentuckytourism.com, www.nps.gov (to find a national park) or www.stateparks.com (to find a state park). 4

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Presented by Franklin-Simpson Renaissance Sponsored by: Franklin Bank & Trust • Franklin Precision Industry Simpson County Tourism • Kentucky Downs

June 1........Ronnie McDowell - Country Kick off to Love in Bloom: A Tribute to Johnny and June Music Festival

June 8........The Brandon Harris Band - Country Featuring steel guitar player Tom Killen

June 15......The Sidewinders - 60s & 70s June 22......JD Shelburne - Country Rock June 29......Black Widow - R&B, Motown • Mini-Market July 13.......Andy and the Rockers - Rock July 20.......Dizzorderly Conduct July 27.......Bueler’s Day Off

- Southern Rock/Pop

- Funk, Country, Classic Rock • Mini-Market

Aug. 17.......The Jimmy Church Band

- R&B, Motown

Aug. 24.......Jericho Woods - Americana, Folk Rock Aug. 31.......Tyrone Dunn - R&B, Motown, Current • Mini-Market

CONCERTS ARE HELD IN THE HISTORIC DOWNTOWN DISTRICT, FRANKLIN, KY Free to the Public • 7-9pm Mini-Market : Last Friday of June, July & August • 6-9PM • Vendors Pop-up Shops 6

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501 East Stephen Foster Ave. Bardstown, KY 40004


Don’t miss your opportunity this summer to tour one of Kentucky’s premier historical sites that features over two centuries of antiques, paintings, and architecture rendered beautifully in the Federal Style. Formal gardens, outbuildings--that include a smokehouse, historic kitchen, carriage house, cabin, and springhouse--are set amongst century old magnolias, maples, and cedar trees. Hear the song My Old Kentucky Home sung on your tour by your guide in period costume for your adventure finale. The quintessential Kentucky experience is awaiting your arrival at My Old Kentucky Home State Park every March through December. Other things to do while visiting My Old Kentucky Home include birding, camping, visiting the gift shop and museum, attending the outdoor drama The Stephen Foster Story, picknicking, and playing tennis and golf. For more information, email matthewc.bailey@ky.gov. or visit parks.ky.gov/parks/recreationparks/old-ky-home/.

Public Theatre of Kentucky Phoenix Theatre

545 Morris Alley • Bowling Green, KY 42101

(270) 781.6233

Producing Artistic Director: Amber L. Turner ptkybg@gmail.com

• Heathers, The Musical

THURSDAY, MAY 31-SATURDAY, JUNE 2, 7:30PM & SUNDAY, JUNE 3, 3PM Presented in collaboration with the WKU Department of Theatre and Dance. Based on the classic 1989 film. (Adult Themes and Strong Language.)


May the Arts be with you! Camp will have a Science Fiction theme! WHO: 6-11 year olds. (Times may be subject to change). Camp Showcase: June 15, 6p.m. $150 per camper, per week (15% sibling discount.) Camp T-Shirt included. Limited scholarships available. Space is limited. Sign up today!

• PTK SUMMER ARTS DAY CAMP - Teen Week MONDAY, JUNE 18, 10AMFRIDAY, JUNE 22, 3PM Content & Theme: TBA. WHO: 12 years to 18, non-college. (Times may be subject to subject to change). Camp Showcase: June 22, 6p.m. $150 per camper, per week (15% sibling discount). Camp T-Shirt included.Limited scholarships available. Space is limited. Sign up today! 8

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(270) 843-1919

Summer Worship 10:30AM

The Presbyterian Church 1003 State Street • Bowling Green, KY 270-843-4707 • www.bgpres.org Summer Activity Guide 2018


Burgoo, Barbecue & Bourbon:

A Kentucky Culinary Trinity by Albert W. A. Schmid foreword by Loreal “Butcher Babe” Gavin photographs by Jessica Ebelhar

Burgoo, barbecue, and bourbon have long been acknowledged as a trinity of good taste in Kentucky. Known as the gumbo of the Bluegrass, burgoo is a savory stew that includes meat—usually smoked—from at least one “bird of the air,” at least one “beast of the field,” and as many vegetables as the cook wants to add. Often you’ll find this dish paired with one of the Commonwealth’s other favorite exports, bourbon, and the state’s distinctive barbecue. Award-winning author and chef Albert W. A. Schmid serves up a feast for readers in Burgoo, Barbecue & Bourbon, sharing recipes and lore surrounding these storied culinary traditions. He introduces readers to new and forgotten versions of favorite regional dishes from the time of Daniel Boone to today and uncovers many lost recipes, such as Mush Biscuits, Kentucky Tombstone Pudding, and the Original Kentucky Whiskey Cake. He also highlights classic bourbon drinks that pair well with burgoo and barbecue, including Moon Glow, Bourbaree, and the Hot Tom and Jerry. Featuring cuisine from the early American frontier to the present day, this entertaining book is filled with fascinating tidbits and innovative recipes for the modern cook. Albert W. A. Schmid is the director of Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management at Guilford Technical Community College in Jamestown, North Carolina, and is the former director of the Hotel-Restaurant Management and Hospitality Management Departments at Sullivan University’s National Center for Hospitality Studies in Louisville, Kentucky. He is the author of The Old Fashioned: An Essential Guide to the Original Whiskey Cocktail, The Manhattan Cocktail, the award-winning The Kentucky Bourbon Cookbook, and the award-winning The Beverage Manager’s Guide to Wines, Beers and Spirits.

“Schmid shines on burgoo & bourbon. Side dishes & breads flesh out the concept.” -- Wes Berry, author of The Kentucky Barbecue Book Available cloth 978-0-8131-6988-0, epub 978-0-8131-6989-7, and web pdf 978-0 8131-6990-3 $27.95, 184 pages, Pub. date: 06/23/2017 5.5” x 8.5”, 18 color photos 10

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Luke Griffith, DVM

442 Three Springs Rd Bowling Green, KY 270-842-2111 www.threespringsvet.com

Companion Animal Medicine & Surgery

Hrs: M-F 7:30-5:30 • Sat 8-12


CAN YOU ESCAPE Captain Mayhem’s Revenge? The Wood Shed? Jack the Ripper? The Jewel Heist? An authentic and immersive experience where you and your friends, family or co-workers work together as a team to find hidden objects, solve puzzles, and crack codes to “escape” within one hour!

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Put Local on Your Plate!

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Parking lot in front of Hobby Lobby

Open April-October Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday 7am-Sold Out Crafts, Vegetables, Local Specialties, Fruits & Organic Food

CONTACT DAN KINSNER 270-779-7323 or dankinsner@msn.com

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636 Center Street SoKy Marketplace Pavilion Downtown BG at the corner of Center St. & 7th Ave. behind SKyPAC

Open Saturdays: Year-round 8am-1pm Winter Market starts in October inside the Historic Taylors Chapel

Accepting SNAP (EBT) & WIC & Senior Farmers Market Vouchers. All vouchers will be doubled (up to the first $20) thanks to our Double Dollar Program



Night Markets: Last Thursday of the month from May to August

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For gifted students who have completed sixth, seventh, or eighth grade, SCATS presents a unique learning environment to explore new ideas, develop concepts, make friends, and share experiences. From almost 30 different course options ranging from arts and humanities to mathematics and sciences, students are placed in four of their top ten choices and attend those classes every day. Teachers provide students with a great deal of individualized attention in the classroom. SCATS classes go beyond the limitations of the traditional classroom to allow students to learn at higher levels and to think and create in their own ways.

VAMPY assembles some of the brightest and most enthusiastic seventh through tenth graders from counties around Kentucky, states across the nation, and countries all over the world. The VAMPY community reflects the diverse backgrounds, interests, and pursuits of its students who all have at least one thing in common: a love of learning. For gifted and talented students who crave knowledge and academic challenge, VAMPY offers a lifechanging world of both learning and friendship. Summer Activity Guide 2018


What could be better on a hot summer day than floating down a scenic lazy river? Awesome you say...make that The Awesome Lazy River in Shepherdsville, Kentucky! The name says it all because it is awesome. The Salt River in Shepherdsville is where you will find this amazing summer fun. You begin your trek in the parking lot. Choose which raft you’d like: single tubes - $15, double tubes $30, quad tubes - $60 and cooler floats - $5. You’re ready to load up and enter the river. The “ride” takes about two hours at a leisurely pace - just remember Mother Nature dictates the current and conditions of the river. Along the way you can swim and picnic. Take as long as you like on the river. When you get to the end of the route, you’ll board a bus that will take you back to your car.

Open: Memorial Day thru Labor Day Saturday & Sunday 10AM-5PM

The Green River Catfish Festival is a yearly event that started in July 1981 and quickly became a favorite tradition for families and anglers in the small Butler County area. This year’s festival will be July 4-7 at the Charles Black City Park (the park under the bridge) in Morgantown. You will find a variety of events and entertainment: carnival rides, games, arts and crafts, pageants, concerts, catfish cook off, food vendors, fireworks, a parade and the BIG Fishing Tournament!

July 4-7 2018 5PM-11PM Charles Black City Park Helm Lane, Morgantown KY Find the GRCF on Facebook For info 270-526-6827

The main event of the festival, the Big $2,500 Catfish fishing tournament, draws anglers from near and far. Anglers fish for tagged catfish in the Green River for cash prizes...all hoping to catch the “Big One “! The huge fireworks display on July 4th is nothing short of breathtaking. Come enjoy yourself with friends and family at this year’s festival! 14

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2018 Summer Gospel Series


• Living By Faith Ministries • Lindsey Graham Ministries • The Childress Family

Please Bring a Canned Food Item for Food Drive • Firm Foundation Quartet • Deena Ashley • The Sneed Family

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6/1-6/2 – Best Bloomin’ Arts & Crafts Festival – Louisville 6/1-6/2 – Germantown Schnitzelburg Blues Festival– Louisville 6/1-6/2 – Seedtime on the Cumberland – Whitesburg 6/1-6/2 – Portland Festival – Louisville 6/1-6/2 – Bardstown Bluegrass Festival 6/1-6/2 – Louisville Greek Festival 6/1-6/3 – Glasgow Highland Games 6/2 – Art in the Garden – Augusta 6/2 – Rods & Ribs BBQ Festival – Central City 6/2 – Wine & Cheese Tasting Festival – Bardstown 6/2 – Americana World Festival – Louisville 6/2-6/3 – Jefferson Davis Birthday Weekend – Fairview 6/2-6/3 – The Butchertown Art Fair – Louisville 6/2-6/3 – Arts on the Green/Colonial Trade Faire – La Grange 6/2-7/15 (Weekends) – Highland Renaissance Festival– Eminence 6/7-6/10 – Festival of the Bluegrass – Lexington 6/8-6/9 – Fort Harrod Beef Festival – Harrodsburg 6/9 – Maysville Uncorked! Wine & Art Festival 6/9 – Beer Cheese Festival – Winchester 6/9 – Vet Jam – Glasgow 6/9 – The Three Forks River Festival – Beattyville 6/9 – The Stephen Foster Festival – Bardstown 6/10 – St. Francis of Assisi Neighborhood Music & Craft Festival – Louisville 6/10 – Northern Kentucky Pride Festival – Covington 6/13-6/16 – W.C. Handy Blues & Barbecue Festival – Henderson 16

6/13-6/17 – PlayThink Movement & Flow Arts Festival – Berea 6/14-6/16 – Holley NHRA National Hot Rod Reunion – Bowling Green 6/14-6/16 – Cow Bell Days – Stanford 6/14-6/16 – Stringbean Memorial Bluegrass Festival – Gray Hawk 6/15-6-16 - Lyndon Summer Festival 6-15-6/16 - PigFest - Walton 6/15-6/17 – MainStrasse Village Original Goettafest – Covington 6/16 – RoeblingFest – Covington 6/16 – Mayberry Day – Owenton 6/16 – Firkin Fest – Ashland 6/16 – PA*BREW*CAH Beer Fest – Paducah 6/16 – Well Crafted – Harrodsburg 6/16 – Kentucky Craft Beer Festival – Elizabethtown 6/16 – Berry Trail & Blueberry Pancake Days – Paris 6/16 – Munfordville Classic Car, Truck & Motorcycle Cruise In 6/16 – Lake Cumberland Blues Harbor Festival – Jamestown 6/19-6/23 – Rudy Fest – Grayson 6/22-6/23 – White Plains Freedom Festival – White Plains 6/23 – Blooms, Balloons, Bar-B-Q & Bluegrass – Owensboro 6/23 – Berry Trail & Blueberry Pancake Days – Paris 6/23 – Kentucky Craft Bash Beer Festival – Louisville 6/23 - McHenry SummerFest 6/23-6/24 – Bluegrass Lacrosse Festival – Louisville 6/25-6/29 - Carlisle Blackberry Festival 6/27-6/30 – Romp Fest – Owensboro 6/29-6/30 – Bonnieville Homecoming 6/29-6/30 - Breathitt Heritage Fair Jackson

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6/29-7/1 – Terrapin Hill Family Reunion – Harrodsburg 6/29-7/4 – Campbellsville Fourth of July Celebration 6/30 – Lexington Pride Festival 6/30-7/4 – Green River Catfish Festival – Morgantown 6/30-7/4 – Madisonville 4th Fest7/4* – Crescent Hill Fourth of July Celebration – Louisville 7/4 – Freedom Fest – Murray 7/4 – Independence Day Celebration – Paducah 7/4 – Founders’ Day Celebration – Elizabethtown 7/4 – Fourth of July Festival – Lexington 7/4 – RaceFest – Carrollton 7/6-7/8 – Poorcastle Music Festival – Louisville 7/7 – Big O Music Festival – Owensboro 7/7 – Duncan Hines Festival – Bowling Green 7/12-7/14 – Shriners Bluegrass Festival – Olive Hill 7/12-7/14 – St. Francis Picnic – Loretto 7/12-7/15 – Bacon, Bourbon & Brew Festival – Newport 7/13-7/14 – Robfest – Shelbyville 7/13-7/14 – Master Musicians Festival – Somerset 7/13-7/15 – Forecastle Festival – Louisville 7/13-7/15 – Berea Craft Festival 7/19-7/22 – Kentucky Bike Rally – Sturgis 7/20-7/21 – Louisville Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival 7/20-7/21 – Lebowski Fest – Louisville 7/25-7/28 – Sandy Lee Songwriters Festival – Henderson 7/27-7/28 – Cruisin’ the Heartland – Elizabethtown 7/27-7/29 – Fandomfest – Louisville

8/2-8/4 – Mandolin Farm Bluegrass Festival – Flemingsburg 8/4 – Fancy Farm Picnic – Fancy Farm 8/4-8/5 – St. Joseph Summer Festival – Cold Spring 8/9-8/11 – NIBROC Festival – Corbin 8/9-8/12 – Great Inland Seafood Festival – Newport 8/10-8/11 – Maysville Oktoberfest 8/10-8/12 – St. Joseph End of Summer Celebration – Crescent Springs 8/11 – NolinFest – Leitchfield 8/11 – Soul of 2nd Street Festival – Danville 8/11 – Festival on the Lake at AJ Jolly Park – Alexandria 8/11-8/12 – Jane’s Saddlebag Kids Festival & Art/Craft Show – Union 8/11-8/12 – Crave Lexington Food + Music Festival 8/16-8/19 – Laurel County Homecoming Festival – London 8/17-8/18 – Lake Cumberland Bluegrass Festival – Russell Springs 8/17-8/18 – Seven Sense Festival – Louisville 8/17-8/18 – “Little Green Men” Days Festival – Kelly/Hopkinsville 8/17-8/19 – Summer Salute Festival – Hopkinsville 8/17-8/19 – Berea Celtic Festival 8/17-8/19 – Natural Bridge Artisan Festival – Slade 8/17-8/19 – Pioneer Days – Harrodsburg 8/23-8/25 – Buttermilk Days Festival – Bardstown 8/23-8/25 – Hot August Blues Festival – Aurora 8/31-9/3 – WorldFest – Louisville

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Casting a Line in Kentucky

Fishing is one of America’s favorite outdoor recreational pastimes. Whether you’re looking for relaxation or the challenge of the catch, fishing offers an excellent opportunity to spend quality time with family and friends and create lifelong memories. Lakes, rivers, streams or ponds, Kentucky has an abundance of great fishing waters. You don’t have to travel far to cast a line.

Is 135 miles long and flows through Western Kentucky. It is a tributary of the Green River and is stocked with smallmouth bass, crappie, and is the best spot for hybrid striped bass in the state. There are great camping facilities, playgrounds for the kids, and a lodge with a huge dining room. Located in Dunmor, is enclosed by dramatic 50-foot sandstone bluffs rising above the water’s edge and surrounded by hardwood forests. “An angler’s delight” describes 788-acre Lake Malone. The fishermen in your family can try their skill at catching channel catfish, largemouth bass, crappie, bluegill, and redear sunfish. Don’t have a fishing pole? No problem! Ask about the park’s fishing loaner program where you can check out free equipment. Is known for its unique blue/green water, and is one of the top five lakes in Kentucky for catfish, bass, crappie, and walleye fishing. The majority of the path Nolin River follows is located within the boundaries of Mammoth Cave National Park, making it very scenic and some of the best canoeing in Kentucky. Enjoy boating, camping, fishing, picnicking, water sports and wildlife viewing. Located across Breckinridge, Hardin, and Grayson counties in south central Kentucky. The 5,100-acre reservoir provides a wide variety of outdoor recreational opportunities. Rough River Lake provides anglers with great bass fishing, including largemouth, smallmouth and hybrid striped bass. An average of eleven bass tournaments are held on this lake annually, and Rough River Lake consistently ranks in the top five lakes for producing the heaviest average first-place weight of bass caught during a standard eight-hour tournament.

Interested in trying your fishing skills against others anglers? There are hundreds of fishing tournments held across the state all year. Fishermen compete for prizes based on the total weight of a given species of fish caught within a predetermined time. Other competitions are based purely on length with mandatory catch and release. Either longest fish or total length is documented with a camera and a mandatory sticker or unique item, a practice used since it is hard to weigh a living fish accurately in a boat. Rules vary for tournments and groups participating or sponsoring. For a complete tournament schedule, rules and contact information visit the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildfile Resources website: Site offers information on all outdoor hunting, fishing activities, summer camps, and purchasing a fishing/hunting license. 18

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614 Shelby Street Frankfort, KY 40601

502-875-9351 enjoy@kybourbon.com www.kybourbon.com

In 1999, the Kentucky Distillers’ Association formed the Kentucky Bourbon Trail® tour to give visitors a firsthand look at the art and science of crafting Bourbon and to educate them about the rich history and proud tradition of Kentucky’s signature spirit. It began in the 1700s with the first settlers of Kentucky. Like most farmers and frontiersmen, they found that getting crops to market over narrow trails and steep mountains was a daunting task. They soon learned that converting corn and other grains to whiskey made them easily transportable, prevented the excess grain from simply rotting, and gave them some welcome diversion from the rough life of the frontier. Since then, generations of Kentuckians have continued the heritage and timehonored tradition of making fine Bourbon, unchanged from the process used by their ancestors centuries before. So how did it get the name Bourbon? Well, one of Kentucky’s original counties was Bourbon County, established in 1785 when Kentucky was still part of Virginia. Farmers shipped their whiskey in oak barrels — stamped from Bourbon County — down the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers to New Orleans. The long trip aged the whiskey, with the oak wood giving it the distinct mellow flavor and amber color. Pretty soon, whiskey from Bourbon County grew in popularity and became known as Bourbon whiskey. In 1964, Congress officially recognized Bourbon’s place in America’s history — and its future — by declaring it a distinctive product of the United States, “America’s Official Native Spirit.” Today, Bourbon is a signature industry that helps create 9,000 jobs, generates more than $125 million in tax revenue each year, and is a growing international symbol of Kentucky craftsmanship and tradition. Bourbon tourism is skyrocketing, too, with nearly 2.5 million visitors from all 50 states and 25 countries to the world-famous Kentucky Bourbon Trail® tour in the last five years alone. For more information about Kentucky Bourbon Trail summer 2018 activities, visit kybourbontrail.com. ALL PHOTOS COURTESY OF KYBOURBONTRAIL.COM 20

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Wednesday 6pm-11pm • Sunday 10am-10pm



Bowling • Laser Tag $ Bumper Cars person Mini Golf • Shoe Rental

BOWL YOUR BRAINS OUT Mon-Fri 9am-4pm $10 plus Shoe Rental


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An Enchanting Village Rich with History & Southern Charm Patti’s Settlement 1880’s is where people come for a relaxing weekend, a casual stroll through town, unique shopping, an afternoon of golf or sailing, and a trip back into the past... ...a reminder of when things moved slower. Visit the recreated historical log cabin village tucked into the natural beauty of Western Kentucky. Enjoy beautiful gardens, winding streams, a miniature golf course, and much more. Due to a fire in February 2018, Patti’s famed restaurant is currently closed, but you can still enjoy all the other wonderful attractions the settlement has to offer and the new Hamburger Patti’s, which offers a menu of delicious sandwiches, treats, and drinks daily from 11am-7pm. Patti’s is a true family place where young and old can enjoy it all together. 793 JH Obryan Ave. Grand Rivers, KY 42025



Warren County Library

Educate.Public Inspire. Recognize.

For more information, contact any library location or veronicar@warrenpl.org

MAIN STEM CAMPS June 25-29 & July 23-27, 9am-12pm Ages 7-16.

ADVANCED STEM CAMP June 11-15, 9am-12pm (FULL). Ages 7-16 who have completed a previous summer STEM Camp.

SMITHS GROVE STEM CAMP July 5, 9am-12pm Ages 7-16. GRAHAM DRIVE STEM CAMP July 6, 12-3pm Ages 7-16.

CODING CAMP June 18-22, 9am-12pm. (FULL). Ages 7-16.

THEATRE CAMP June 25-29 Ages 12 – 17. For more information, contact laurafox@warrenpl.org.

KIRBY STEM CAMPS June 4-8, 9am-12pm. (FULL). July 9-13, 9am-12pm (FULL). July 16-20, 9am-12pm (FULL). Ages 7-16. For more information, contact laurafox@warrenpl.org.

ART CAMP July 5-6 (FULL) Ages 7-16. Registration required.

Due to demand, please select only one STEM camp. If you would like your child to attend multiple weeks, contact Matt at mattk@warrenpl.org to be put on the waiting list for other dates. Bottled water will be provided to STEM camp participants, but a snack will not. If your child would like to bring a snack, we have refrigerators on site that can be used. If other accommodations are needed (such as medication) for STEM Camps ONLY please email Matt at mattk@warrenpl.org so that proper arrangements can be made. Once the camp is full, please contact any library location to be put on the wait list. For more information, please contact any library location or Veronica at veronicar@warrenpl.org. 22

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Didgeridoo Down Under Tuesday, June 5, 10:00am Bob Kirby Branch

Battle of the Bands! Saturday, June 2, 6:00-10:00pm SOKY Marketplace, 636 Center Street

Lafferty Pike Band Thursday, June 13, 5:30pm Smiths Grove Branch

Drummingworks presents West African Drumming Monday, June 11 2:00pm, Boys & Girls Club 6pm, Main Library

Joe Hudson Guitar Concert Thursday, June 21, 6:00pm Bob Kirby Branch

Welcome to the world of Corvette! Since 1953 the Corvette has been America’s Sports Car. The National Corvette Museum opened in 1994 as a home, library, archives and museum exhibit space for all things Corvette. Bowling Green is proud to be home to this top ranked Automotive Museum and the world’s only General Motors Corvette Assembly plant.



350 Corvette Drive Bowling Green, KY 42101 I-65 Exit 28

8am-5pm (CST) 7 Days a Week

When planning your trip, most visitors allow 1-2 hours for their visit to the Museum. A Corvette or classic car buff may want to allow more than that! 24

Last admission tickets sold at 4:30pm Holidays Closed: New Year’s Day, Easter, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve & Day Summer Activity Guide 2018

ADMISSION • $10 Adults (13-61) • $8 Seniors (62 +) • $5 Youth (5-12) • Free Under Age 5 • Free NCM Members • Free Active Military Discounted rates for registered groups of 15 or more people.

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2995 Lincoln Farm Road Hodgenville, KY 42748

(270) 358-3137 Built on the knoll above the sinking spring where many believe the Lincoln cabin originally stood, the Memorial Building at Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park was constructed between 1909-1911 in an effort by the Lincoln Farm Association to commemorate the life and accomplishments of the 16th president of the United States and to protect his “birth cabin.” Rooted in the architectural forms of ancient Greece and Rome, the Beaux-Arts Memorial Building was designed by early twentieth century prominent architect John Russell Pope and constructed of Connecticut pink granite and Tennessee marble. Pope’s design of the building included many symbols related to Lincoln, including 56 steps leading up to the building to represent the 56 years of Lincoln’s life. Sixteen windows in the building and 16 rosettes on the interior ceiling are there to remind visitors that Lincoln was the 16th president. In 1906, the Lincoln Farm Association began a fundraising campaign for the project in which over 100,000 Americans donated nearly $350,000. The Norcross Brothers Construction Company of Worcester, Massachusetts, won the contract for constructing the Memorial Building in 1907 with a bid of $237,101 and construction began on February 12, 1909, the centennial of Abraham Lincoln’s birth, with the laying of the cornerstone by President Theodore Roosevelt. After over two years of construction, president and Lincoln Farm Association board member William Howard Taft dedicated the Memorial Building and enshrined “birth cabin” on November 9, 1911, before a crowd of 3,000 people. Today, the building continues to fulfill its mission. Over 200,000 people a year come to Lincoln’s birthplace to view the Memorial Building and the enshrined “symbolic” birth cabin contained within. For more information, visit www.nps.gov 26

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Fastpitch Softball • Volleyball • Baseball • Basketball • Cheerleading • Baseball



Hitting & Fielding Hitting & Fielding

June 18-22

June 4-8

June 11-15

Baseball Pitching

Age 10-under 9am-11am Age 11-up 11:30am-1:30pm

Age 10-under 9am-11am Age 11-up 11:30am-1:30pm


Softball Pitching 11:00am-12:30pm

To register, call prior to first day of camp...


(270) 783-7476 5368 Scottsville Rd., Ste. 3 Bowling Green, KY

• Cheerleading • Basketball • Baseball • Volleyball • Fastpitch Softball • Baseball •

Fastpitch Softball • Volleyball • Baseball • Basketball • Cheerleading • Baseball



1114 Lovers Lane • 270-782-7276 Summer Activity Guide 2018



Join Us for Our 32nd Season Opening June 16 featuring “ROCKIN’ TERRY LEE” from London, England! Lots of Fun for the Whole Family!

Voted Top 3 BEST COMMUNITY THEATRES IN KENTUCKY by Kentucky Living Magazine

A short 45 minute drive up the back roads of Highway 185 north of Bowling Green will take you to one of the most complete historic communities in Kentucky with hiking trails, scenic caves, historic buildings, picnic grounds and one of the nation’s outdoor theatres. The historic community of Pine Knob, just 5 miles north of Caneyville, Kentucky, is a good place to visit on a weekend road trip, complete with a 50’s Diner, the old country store built in 1939; the old 4-room Pine Knob School, built in 1925; the 120+ year old Primitive Baptist Church; the Stinson House built in 1865; creeks for kids to wade; springs to quench the thirst; hiking trails up rugged old Pine Knob; and plays presented each Friday and Saturday evening at 7:30pm from June through September. Since 1987, five different productions have been performed during the summer, including Dock Brown - Legend of an Outlaw, Down in Hoodoo Holler, Lucy and Ruth’s Diner, Daddy Took the T-Bird Away, and Bee Bop a Lula. The shows are both historic and folklore as well as musically entertaining with Doo-wop and Bebop music. The Pine Knob Theatre cast not only performs during the summer at Pine Knob, but they also perform at many fine arts centers - including the Riverpark Center in Owensboro, the Henderson Fine Arts Center in Henderson, and the Alhambra Theatre in Hopkinsville - during the fall and winter months. This beautiful spring-fed valley is very scenic, and a number of weddings are performed there each summer as well as family reunions, picnics, and photographers taking pictures of the wonderful scenery it’s truly one of Kentucky’s little hidden treasures!

Coming this Summer...

For show times and more information, go to www.pineknob.com


2250 PINE KNOB RD • CANEYVILLE, KY • 270-879-8190 28

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2018 EVENTS ON THE LAWN We invite you and your family to bring a lawnchair or blanket and join us for our FREE 2018 Outdoor Events Sumner Crest wine is permitted, but no other alcohol is allowed. See our Facebook page or website for more details.

FREE Wine Tasting Daily! OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK... Mon-Th 9am-6pm Fri & Sat 9am-7pm Sun 11am-5pm

May 19.................................................................................BEACH BASH June 9.................................SHAKE RATTLE AND ROLL (50’s & 60’s) June 23....................................................SOUTHERN SUMMER NIGHT July 14.............................................................ROCK & ROLL REVIVAL July 28..............................................FLASHBACK TO THE 70’s & 80’s August 25...............................................19th ANNUAL GRAPE STOMP September 15.......CLASSIC CAR CRUISE-IN & OLDIES CONCERT Family Friendly • No charge for these events

Enjoy a sandwich and a bottle of wine on our patio any day of the week.

Sumner Crest Winery


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Downtown Bowling Green 1008 State Street • 270-843-6101

for 72 Years!

COMING SOON: “A View from the Bridge” May 25-27 “Waiting for Godot” Aug. 30-31 & Sept. 1

Gaslight Theatre 701 Chestnut Street SLAM POETRY lead by Maddie Hughes

JUNIOR THEATRE lead by Elise Charny June 18-22, 11am-noon Ages: 6-10 Cost: $60, limit to 10 students

DYNAMIC DUOS AND DUETS July 9-13,10am-noon Ages: 11-adult, Cost: $120

June 18-22, 1-2:30pm Ages: 14-18 Cost: $100 limit to 12 students

(includes an adult in attendance), limited to 6 students (w/a parent/adult)

2018 SUMMER CAMPS & EXHIBIT JUNE 4-8: Hand Building with Clay JUNE 11-15: The Art of Drawing JUNE 18-22: Paper Palooza JUNE 25-29: Experiment with Paint Contact Lynne Ferguson, 270-745-2594 or lynne.ferguson@wku.edu.

KENTUCKY MUSEUM 1444 Kentucky Street, Bowling Green, KY 30

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So much to do...So much to see...So much fun to have! Stay & Play in our area!

Summer Activity Guide 2018  

So much to do...So much to see...So much fun to have! Stay & Play in our area!