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owensboro-events 01OWENSBORO, Ky. (4/29/14) — The following events are scheduled in Daviess County this month.

Tribute Band Tuesdays
April 29 5 p.m. - Owensboro Convention Center, 501 W. 2nd Street
ZZ Top tribute band, Eliminator, will appear with music beginning 7 p.m. Happy Hour begins at 5 with great food and drink specials. Tickets are $10 per person (270) 687-8800 http://www.owensborocenter.com.

Highway 54 Spring Yard Sale
May 1-3 All Day - Highway 54 from Owensboro to Leitchfield
Yard sales all along Highway 54 from Owensboro to Leitchfield, Kentucky. Includes Daviess, Ohio & Grayson Counties. For more information, visit their website, www.hwy54yardsale.com.

Bluegrass Jam
May 1 6-9 p.m. - International Bluegrass Music Museum, 117 Daviess Street
On the first Thursday of each month, head to the Bluegrass Museum to jam with other musicians. Jamming is for musicians of all levels and begins 6 p.m. For more information, contact the Museum. (270) 926-7891 www.bluegrassmuseum.org.

Downtown Date Night
May 1 6-10 p.m. - 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.

The Apple Tree
May 1-4 7:30 p.m. (Thurs-Sat) 2p.m. (Sun) - RiverPark Center, 101 Daviess Street
"The Apple Tree" is a series of three musical playlets. Each act has its own storyline, but all three are tied together by a common theme, someone who believes that they want something, but once they get what they wanted they realize that it wasn't what they wanted. The first act is based on Mark Twain's The Diary of Adam and Eve; the second act is based on Frank R. Stockton's The Lady or the Tiger?; the third act is based on Jules Feiffer's Passionella http://www.backalleymusicals.com.

Owensboro Catholic Softball Invitational
May 2-3 All Day - Fisher Park, 3900 W. Fifth Street Road
Softball tournaments

Working With Wood
May 2 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. - Western Kentucky Botanical Garden, 25 Carter Road
Nationally-known artist David Rogers will lead a workshop on creating wood artwork from wood. Call for reservations and more information. (270) 852-8925 http://www.wkbg.org.

“Unspoken” in Concert
May 2 6-9 p.m. - PromiseLand Metro Church, 3300 Frederica Street
Christian Family Radio is pleased to announce the band Unspoken in concert Friday, May 2, 2014 at PromiseLand Metro Church, 3300 Frederica Street, Owensboro, Ky. The concert begins 7 p.m., doors open 6 p.m. Tickets are on sale now at http://www.christianfamilyradio.com for $10 or $8 for groups of eight or more. All tickets at the door will be $10 (cash or check only). (800) 978-5755.

Missy Raines Concert
May 2 6:30-9 p.m. - International Bluegrass Music Museum, 117 Daviess Street
One of the best bass players in bluegrass music, Missy Raines & The New Hip will appear at the International Bluegrass Music Museum. Doors open 6:30 p.m. with the music beginning 7. Tickets are $20 each or two for $35 and include wine, beer and snacks. For more information, contact the museum at (270) 926-7891 http://www.bluegrassmuseum.org.

Murder at the Deadwood Saloon
May 2-3 6:30 p.m. - Pangea Café, 1320 Carter Road
Murder Mystery Dinner Theater with a Wild West theme. Poker, bandits, saloon girls, sheriffs and more will guarantee an entertaining evening. For reservations, call (270) 689-9824. http://www.pangeacompany.com.

“The Nerd”
May 2-3, 9-10, 16-18 7:30 p.m. (Fri-Sat) 2 p.m. (Sun) - Theatre Workshop of Owensboro, 407 W. 5th Street
A classic comedy that is fun for the whole family. This play begins with the most awkward and funny surprise birthday party ever. For more information (270) 683-5333 http://www.theatreworkshop.org.

Towne Square Derby Trot
May 2 10 p.m.-12 a.m. - Towne Square Mall, 5000 Frederica Street
The New Beginnings Derby Trot 5K is an annual fun run/walk to raise funds for New Beginnings. The Derby Trot is held each spring on the Friday night before the Kentucky Derby, which is always the first Saturday in May. The Derby Trot course is flat with wide lanes, starting and ending at Towne Square Mall. Awards for first, second and third are presented in each age category for Walkers, Master and Grandmasters during an awards ceremony inside the mall. In addition, door prizes are given out during the post-race ceremony and midnight snacks are provided. The race will be chip-timed by Owensboro Area Runners and Walkers Club. Register online at http://www.nbowensboro.org/derby-trot-5k/register/.

Owensboro Regional Farmers Market
May 3 6:30 a.m.-12 p.m. - Owensboro Christian Church, 2818 New Hartford Road
Between 40-45 vendors are expected this season for fresh from the farm produce.

Preservation Station Market Days
May 3-4 8 a.m.-4 p.m. (Sat), 12-4 p.m. (Sun) - Preservation Station, 9661 Highway 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
May 3 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. - Daviess Co. Public Library, 2020 Frederica Street, Owensboro
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.

Uttarayan Kite Festival
May 3 10 a.m.-5 p.m. - Owensboro Community & Technical College, 4800 New Hartford Road
Owensboro Community & Technical College’s Common Reading program will host a Uttarayan Kite Festival Saturday, May 3, 2014 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on the main campus of OCTC located at 4800 New Hartford Road in Owensboro, Ky. A limited number of tickets for a free kite are available at the OCTC Library front desk until May 2, 2014. There will be Indian kites, string spools, and snacks available for purchase, or you may bring your own kite to participate. As a finale to OCTC Common Reading year-long celebration of the culture of India, this colorful event wraps up an adventure which began in the fall of 2013, as the campus read Jhumpa Lahiri’s The Namesake. This event is free and open to the public. Parking at OCTC is free and available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Trunnell’s Festival of Flowers
May 3 11 a.m.-6 p.m. - Trunnell’s Farm market, 9255 US Highway 431, Utica
"It's a Blooming Good Time for the Entire Family". Trunnell’s will be alive with color during this Festival. This festival will excite the entire family with live music, pulled pork BBQ, and activities for the young and old. Our guests can watch and learn about Outdoor Container Gardening: How to Plant a beautiful pot of flowers, or learn how to start your own back-yard garden. This weekend the family can discover the world of bees. Kids can make a decorative pot to take home, create their own grass-head to take home and watch grow, play in the Family Fun Acre, ride on the pedal carts, bounce on the Bouncy Balls, pet and feed the animals at the Animal Barnyard, master the Rope & Tile Maze, have their face painted, or take a ride on a pony. Families will have a blast mining for gems and arrowheads in the Gem Mine Adventure. Live Entertainment, Great Food and more “Absolutely Farmtastic Fun.” (270) 733-2222 http://www.trunnellsfarmmarket.com.

Juleps & Jockeys, A Derby Party
May 3 3-9 p.m. - Owensboro Convention Center, 501 W. 2nd Street
Bella Ragazza Boutique presents Juleps & Jockeys: A Derby Party, which is hosted by the Owensboro Symphony Orchestra. Enjoy simulcast racing and LIVE BETTING on Kentucky Derby races for the first time in Owensboro. The day of fun starts 3 p.m. Saturday, May 3. Guests receive a free mint julep, Derby glass, dinner, dancing, live entertainment by Funkystra, and live and silent auctions. The event ends 9 p.m. Box seats sell for $50 per person. Millionaires' Row seats, which provide special amenities, sell for $100 each. Proceeds benefit the orchestra. For reservations, call (270) 684-0661 or go to http://www.TheOSO.com.

Downtown Owensboro Cruise-In
May 3 4-9 p.m. - Downtown Owensboro
Head Downtown every 1st Saturday from April to October and enjoy classic cars. Free admission and fun for the whole family.

UCW Wrestling
May 3 7-9 p.m. - The Next Level, 105 Carlton Drive
Pro wrestlers compete in 6 matches. Wrestlers include Rob Conway, Rhino, Tommy Dreamer, "Double J" Jeff Jarrett and more. For tickets, contact The Next Level at (270) 683-1354. Tickets also available at the door.

Conversation with Lee & Joel
May 5 6-8 p.m. - RiverPark Center, 101 Daviess Street
Best Selling Authors, Lee Goldberg and Joel Goldman, will be at RiverPark Center to discuss traditional versus non-traditional publishing, tips and tricks on getting into the business, and more. Bring your copies of their books for signing. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact RiverPark Center at (270) 687-2787. http://www.riverparkcenter.com.

Bluegrass on the Banks
May 6 7-9 p.m. - Smothers Park Overlook Stage, Veterans Boulevard
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. Admission is free.

Downtown Date Night
May 8 6-10 p.m. - 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.

Better Your Backyard EXPO
May 9-11 1-9 p.m. (Fri), 10 a.m.-9 p.m. (Sat), 11 a.m.-4 p.m. (Sun)
It’s that time of year to start preparing your outdoor living space for the summer. Get inspired and find everything you’ll need at the Better Your Backyard Outdoor Living and Gardening Expo. Grills, patio furniture, gardening and landscaping supplies and much more will be on display. Enjoy all of this and more during the Bar-B-Q Festival weekend. http://www.owensborocenter.com.

International Bar-B-Q Festival
May 9-10 All Day - Downtown Owensboro
On the second weekend in May, the Owensboro riverfront becomes a hub of activity when cooking teams gather to compete with their secret recipes for barbecue. These teams are vying for best chicken, mutton and burgoo titles, as well as the Governor's Cup for the "BEST OVERALL BAR-B-Q COOKING TEAM." All total, more than 80,000 people will attend the festival with more than 10 tons of mutton, 1,500 gallons of burgoo and 5,000 chickens prepared and sold during the festival. Musical entertainment, children's activities, car show, arts and crafts and more are available for the crowd's enjoyment. This festival has been featured in Discovery Channel's Travelers, Inside Edition and Southern Living. Come enjoy "Two days of barbecue Heaven." http://www.bbqfest.com.

International Bar-B-Q Festival Car Show
May 9-10 All Day - Owensboro Convention Center, 501 W. 2nd Street
Now a two-day event. Car Show Friday and Saturday, May 9-10, 2014. Friday evening Cruise-In from 5 - 9 p.m. at no-charge. Awards for the Car Show presented Saturday 4 p.m. Come one day or two as we will be Inside, Outside, Riverside, In front of, and Wrapped Around the NEW Owensboro Convention Center. For more information visit http://www.kycruisers.com or Sunset Cruisers on Facebook.

USSSA Slow-Pitch Adult
May 17 All Day - Fisher Park, 3900 W. Fifth Street Road
Softball tournaments

Owensboro Regional Farmers Market
May 10 6:30 a.m.-12 p.m. - Owensboro Christian Church, 2818 New Hartford Road
Between 40-45 vendors are expected this season for fresh from the farm produce.

Saturday Morning Live
May 10 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. - 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 or http://www.dcplibrary.org.

Campers Only Corn Hole Tournament
May 17 12-2 p.m. - Diamond Lake Resort, 7301 Hobbs Road
Show your talent for tossing the bag. Must be registered by 11:30 a.m.; Tournament starts 12 p.m. (270) 229-4900 http://www.diamondlakeresort.net.

Elvis & Country Legends Tribute
May 17 7-9 p.m. - Diamond Lake Resort, 7301 Hobbs Road
Brady McCrady returns with his "Elvis & Legends Tribute" show, with special guests The Hosscats. Adults $10 / Children $5. Tickets sold at the door beginning 6:30 p.m. Snacks will be available for purchase. For more details, call (270) 315-2108 http://www.bradmccrady.com.

Owensboro Ballroom Dance Club Spring Fling
May 17 7:30 p.m.
Casual (jeans not appropriate). For more information, contact Ellen at (270) 314-3731. http://www.obrdc.com.

Dennis Beard
SurfKY News

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