happeningsandmeetingsOWENSBORO, Ky. (6/3/14) — The following events will take place in Owensboro within the next few weeks.

Owensboro Regional Farmers Market

  • Every Tues, Thurs and Sat 6:30 a.m.- 12 p.m. Owensboro Christian Church, 2818 New Hartford Road.

  • Tuesdays 1:30-4:30 p.m. Owensboro Health Regional Hospital, 1201 Pleasant Valley Road.

  • 7:30-10:30 a.m. New Life Church, 400 Crabtree Avenue, Wednesdays.

  • Fridays, 2-5 p.m. Nona’s Downtown Market, 126 E. 2nd Street.

Live Trivia
7 p.m. Every Tuesday - TGI Fridays, 5135 Frederica Street.

Karaoke & Cornhole
7 p.m. Every Wednesday - TGI Fridays, 5135 Frederica Street.

Trivia Night
7:30 p.m. Every Thursday - Gambrinus, 116-A W 2nd Street.

Thursday’s Live at Fridays
8 p.m. Every Thursday - TGI Fridays, 5135 Frederica St.

The Friday Games
6 p.m. Every Friday - Pangea Café 1320 Carter Road.

Comedy Night
8 p.m. Every Saturday - TGI Fridays, 5135 Frederica Street.

Kids in the Kitchen
10:30 a.m. June 3  
Where: Owensboro Museum of Science & History, 122 E. 2nd Street
The Junior League presents Kids in the Kitchen. This time kids will be making fruit kabobs. There will be other games, activities, and prizes to help kick off the summer.

Bluegrass on the Banks
7-9 p.m. June 3  
Where: Smothers Park Overlook Stage
The city of Owensboro is brings back Bluegrass On The Banks, showcasing bluegrass music on the first and third Tuesday of each month through early October. Tonight features David Morris with Mark Shelton and Randy Lanham. Admission is free.

Civil War Morse Code Mystery
11:30 a.m. June 4
Where: Owensboro Museum of Science & History, 122 E. 2nd Street
Join the members of the Ham Radio Club and decipher secret messages.

KHSAA Fast-Pitch State Tournament
June 5-7 Jack C. Fisher Park, 3900 W. Fifth Street Road
Softball tournaments.

Tortoise & the Hare (Live Animal Show)
11:30 a.m. June 5  
Where: Owensboro Museum of Science & History, 122 E. 2nd Street
Listen to Museum Educator Todd Reynolds read the classic story Tortoise & the Hare. Then meet the characters as Debbie Taylor brings bunnies and turtles for kids to meet.

Downtown Date Night
7-9 p.m. June 5
Where: Downtown Owensboro
Start your weekend early by heading to Downtown Owensboro for free live music and events. Visit one of our great downtown restaurants for dinner and then enjoy the riverfront. Tonight features Josh Merritt.

Kids Fit
10:30 a.m. June 6  
Where: Owensboro Museum of Science & History, 122 E. 2nd Street
Fun summer activities designed to help kids keep active & fit. Exercise, games & things that can be done at home.

Friday After 5
6-10 p.m. June 6  
Where: Where: RiverPark Center, Smothers Park, 101 Daviess Street
Caribou (Top 40) on the Main Stage; New Heritage Quartet in the Courtyard; Kiki & The Drifters on the Overlook Stage; Street Fair "Healthy Summer". For more information, contact RiverPark Center at (270) 687-2787 http://www.fridayafter5.com.

BPA World Series Qualifier
June 7-8 Panther Creek Park, 5160 Wayne Bridge Road
Baseball tournaments

Preservation Station Market Days
8 a.m.-4 p.m. June 7  
Where: Preservation Station, 9661 Hwy 56
Over 60 vendors of antiques, vintage, and handcrafted items, live music, and food in a festive old school atmosphere! (270) 215-1045 http://www.visitpreservationstation.com.

Saturday Morning Live
10 a.m. - 12 p.m. June 7
Where: Daviess Co. Public Library, 2020 Frederica Street
Self-guided fun and educational activities with a focus on literacy and school readiness. For more information, contact the library at (270) 684-0211 http://www.dcplibrary.org.

Kids Chemistry Show
10:30 a.m. June 7  
Where: Owensboro Museum of Science & History, 122 E. 2nd Street
Chemist Marcie Blankenship will be making fun things like instant snow, genie in a bottle, burning money, color changing water and much more.

70th Anniversary Commemoration of D-Day
1 p.m. June 7  
Where: Owensboro Sports Center, 1215 Hickman Avenue
This event will honor veterans who served in World War II and recognize the 70th anniversary of the Allied Invasion at Normandy, France. There will also be recognition of those who helped with the home front efforts. Sponsored by the DCPL, Gold Star Mothers, Owensboro-Daviess County Veterans Organization Committee, CVB, Kiwanis Club.

Barbecue Picnic – Precious Blood
Serving 4 p.m. June 7  
Where: Precious Blood Parish, 3306 Fenmore Street

Downtown Owensboro Cruise-In
4 p.m. June 7  
Where: Downtown Owensboro
Head Downtown every first Saturday from April to October and enjoy classic cars! Free admission and fun for the whole family.

Live on the Banks
7-9 p.m. June 7  
Where: Smothers Park Overlook Stage, Owensboro Riverfront
Enjoy a mixture of live music every Saturday on the Overlook Stage in Smothers Park. Tonight features Rubbing Alcoholics.

Preservation Station Market Days
12-4 p.m. June 8  
Where: Preservation Station, 9661 Hwy 56
Over 60 vendors of antiques, vintage, and handcrafted items, live music, and food in a festive old school atmosphere! (270) 215-1045 http://www.visitpreservationstation.com.

Art Camp I: Flexi Plexi
10 a.m. June 10-13
Where: Owensboro Museum of Fine Art, 901 Frederica Street
An art experience in which students explore the various uses of glass and plexiglas as an art medium. http://www.omfa.us (270) 685-3181.

Insect & Arthropod Show
10:30 a.m. June 10  
Where: Owensboro Museum of Science & History, 122 E. 2nd Street
Live tarantula, millipedes, Best Beetles & more from Wesselman Woods.

Civil War Morse Code Mystery
11:30 a.m. June 11  
Where: Owensboro Museum of Science & History, 122 E. 2nd Street
Join the members of the Ham Radio Club and decipher secret messages.

Nelstone Stone Carving Workshops
1 p.m. June 11  
Where: Daviess Co. Public Library, 2020 Frederica Street
Join Al and Penny Nelson, from Nelstone, in a unique stone carving program that allows participants to work together and proudly and successfully create limestone artwork.
Workshops at 1-2 p.m., 3-4 p.m., and 6-7 p.m. Registration required (270) 684-0211 http://www.dcplibrary.org.

Downtown Date Night
7-9 p.m. June 12
Where: Downtown Owensboro
Start your weekend early by heading to Downtown Owensboro for free live music and events. Visit one of our great downtown restaurants for dinner and then enjoy the riverfront.

OMG!Con
June 13-15 10 a.m.-12 a.m. (Fri), 9 a.m.-2 a.m. (Sat), 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (Sun)
Where: Owensboro Convention Center, 501 W. 2nd Street
OMG!Con is an annual event that brings together anime, videogames, tabletop and general fandom for a weekend of fun and excitement. There will be special guests (including voice actors and artists), vendors for finding fandom merchandise, and events including cosplay, videogame tournaments and much more. This event is open to the public. Admission $45 (3-day pass), $25 (Fri), $30 (Sat), $20 (Sun). Times are 10 a.m.-12 a.m., Friday; 9 a.m.-2 a.m., Saturday; 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday.

Studio Slant-astic “June Bugs”
10:30 a.m. June 13  
Where: Owensboro Museum of Science & History, 122 E. 2nd Street
Make & Take craft project with Studio Slant featuring insects. Take a June Bug home.

Friday After 5
6-10 p.m. June 13  
Where: Where: RiverPark Center, Smothers Park, 101 Daviess Street
Terry Lee & the Rockaboogie Band (show band) on the Main Stage; Haley Beth in the Courtyard; Pre-party for the Midnight Bike Ride on the Overlook Stage; Street Fair "Young Professionals & Small Business Appreciate Night". For more information, contact RiverPark Center at (270) 687-2787 http://www.fridayafter5.com.

Moonlight Ride
7 p.m.-midnight June 13  
Where: McConnell Plaza, Veterans Boulevard
Calling everyone who enjoys riding a bike OR wants to supports an amazing cause! The first annual Moonlight Ride Friday, June 13, 2014 is a can’t miss event, and participants will have the opportunity to ride around Owensboro while impacting lives all over the country, and families right here in Owensboro. All proceeds go to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Start the evening with a party from 7-9, followed by a moonlit bicycle ride of 12 miles around the city beginning at 10 p.m. For more information, contact (270) 687-8350.

“Guys & Dolls”
7:30 p.m. June 13-14, 20-21  
2 p.m. June 22
Where: TWO Empress, 418 Frederica Street
Set in Daymon Runyon’s mythical New York City, this oddball romantic comedy — considered by some to be the perfect musical – soars with the spirit of Broadway.
For more information, call (270) 683-5333.

Tractor & Implement Show and Yard Sale
All Day June 14  
Where: Diamond Lake Resort, 7301 Hobbs Road
This new event will bring the best tractors and implements from all over. Come see the “Show ‘n Shine with “Peoples Choice” type judging. There will also be some “Rodeo” type events and a drive through the country. Our Golf Cart Show will feature the same “Peoples Choice” judging, Show ‘n Shine competition with some cruises through the park. Polish up your ride and show us what you got. Visitors can also stroll through the park for the annual Yard Sale. (270) 229-4900.

USSSA Slow-Pitch Adult
All Day June 14  
Where: Panther Creek Park, 5160 Wayne Bridge Road
Softball tournaments

2014 Lakewood Valley Triathlon
8 a.m.-12 p.m. June 14  
Where: Whitesville, Kentucky
Competitors swim 1/2 mile, bike a 15-mile ride over country roads, and run 3 miles around the lake in Whitesville, Ky., just 18 miles east of Owensboro. (270) 926-9622
http://www.owensboroymca.org.

Owensboro Lions Club Soap Box Derby
8 a.m.-4 p.m. June 14  
Where: Ben Hawes Park, 400 Booth Field Road
The annual contest for youth racing, using home-built cars on a new track at Ben Hawes Park. Races are run on the Owensboro Lions Club Gravity Track at Ben Hawes Park. The winners here go on to compete in the Akron, Ohio National Championships. For more information, contact John Austin at (270) 852-3823.

Saturday Morning Live
10 a.m. - 12 p.m. June 14  
Where: Daviess Co. Public Library, 2020 Frederica Street
Self-guided fun and educational activities with a focus on literacy and school readiness. For more information, contact the library at( 270) 684-0211 http://www.dcplibrary.org.

Barbecue Picnic
Serving 4p.m. June 14  
Where: St. Pius X, 3418 E. 4th Street

Lanham Brothers Jamboree
7-9 p.m. June 14
Where: Diamond Lake Resort, 7301 Hobbs Road
This family-fun and interactive show will feature Bluegrass, Country, Clogging and Comedy. Showtime is 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. CST. The Jamboree will be held in the Good Time Theater at Diamond Lake Resort. Tickets are general admission at the door and are $10 per person, $5 for ages 6-12 years and 5 years and under are free. Discounts offered for groups of 15 or more people. Group tickets may be purchased by calling (270) 314-4331. This month features Kings Highway, Laura Briner, and Susan Kuegel www.lanhambrothersjamboree.com.

Live on the Banks
7-9 p.m. June 14  
Where: Smothers Park Overlook Stage, Owensboro Riverfront
Enjoy a mixture of live music every Saturday on the Overlook Stage in Smothers Park.
Tonight features Troubadours of Divine Bliss.

Father’s Day Pancake Breakfast
9-11 a.m. June 15
Where: Western Kentucky Botanical Garden, 25 Carter Road
Treat Dad to a pancake breakfast at the Botanical Garden. Call for reservations. (270) 852-8925. http://www.wkbg.org.

Kids in the Kitchen
10:30 a.m. June 17  
Where: Owensboro Museum of Science & History, 122 E. 2nd Street
The Junior League presents Kids in the Kitchen. This time kids will be making veggie kabobs and fresh ranch dip.

Bluegrass on the Banks
7-9 p.m. June 17  
Where: Smothers Park Overlook Stage, Owensboro Riverfront
The city of Owensboro is brings back Bluegrass On The Banks, showcasing bluegrass music on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month through early October. Tonight features Becky and The Butler County Boys. Admission is free.

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