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This Week in Owensboro!

Owensboro Event 300OWENSBORO, Ky. (6/8/13) – The Owensboro Convention and Visitors Bureau has announced the upcoming events for the week of June 10 to June 15 in Owensboro:
 
Father's Day Card Drop-In Craft
June 10 - June 16 • All day – Daviess County Public Library, 2020 Frederica St.
Drop in anytime to create a Father’s Day card to take home. Call 270-684-0211 or visit www.dcplibrary.org for more information.
 
Kids' Kamp "Dig, Plant & Grow"
June 10 - June 14 • All day – Western Kentucky Botanical Garden, 25 Carter Rd.
Kids can spend the week at the Western Kentucky Botanical Garden and learn about plants and gardening. Call for more information and reservations at 270-852-8925 or visit the Gardens website at www.wkbg.org.
 
Havana Nights
June 10 • 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. – Gambrinus Libation Emporium, 116-A W. 2nd St.
On Monday, June 10, head to Gambrinus for Cuban cuisine & a silent auction to benefit Saving Paws Animal Rescue of Kentucky! Relax and enjoy island fare created by The Famous Bistro. Silent auction from 5:00 to 8:00 with dinner served at 6:00. Tickets are $40 per single or $70 per couple cash or check. 100% of all proceeds and donations will benefit Saving Paws Animal Rescue of KY and are tax deductible! Tickets for this event are available at these sponsor locations: Gambrinus Libation Emporium Simply Chic Home Accents Lance & Co. Jewelers Other sponsors include: Dream Copy Photography Danhauer Drugs Owensboro Bourbon Society For more information please visit www.sparkyrescue.com or contact us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
 
Green Smoothies
June 11 • 11 a.m. – noon – Owensboro Museum of Science & History, 122 E. 2nd St.
Meet Naturalist Richard Ogilvy and taste a delicious green drink that is good for you too! Call 270-687-2732 or visit www.owensboromuseum.org for more information.
 
Solar Art
June 12 • 11 a.m. – noon – Owensboro Museum of Science & History, 122 E. 2nd St.
Create Amazing Artwork using the power of the sun and learn sun safety from the pros at Owensboro Dermatology! Free samples of sunscreen for all! Call 270-687-2732 or visit www.owensboromuseum.org for more information.
 
Super Hero Training Camp
June 12 • 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. – Daviess County Public Library, 2020 Frederica St.
Those ages 12 and younger can come hear some super stories and learn what it takes to be a superhero. Suit up with the masks, wrist bands, and capes we’ll make during our camp. Call 270-684-0211 or visit www.dcplibrary.org for more information.
 
StoryLab - Story Time with a Science Twist
June 13 • 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. – Owensboro Museum of Science & History, 122 E. 2nd St.
“STORYLAB” features “Life in a Rotten Log,” by Malcolm Penney! Hear Science Educator Kim Ray read the book, then discover all kinds of science fun! After the story, participants will investigate a variety of living insects, and identify them using bug charts! It's science toy time at its science best! This is a great activity for pre-school through elementary age groups and is included in the price of admission. Of course, Museum Members can participate free of charge. Call 270-687-2732 or visit www.owensboromuseum.org for more information.
 
Adventures in Morse Code
June 13 • 11 a.m. – noon – Owensboro Museum of Science & History, 122 E. 2nd St.
Send coded messages to your friends using Morse Code! Also visit with members of our local Amateur Radio Club and learn about amateur radio… perhaps even start work on getting your own license. Call 270-687-2732 or visit www.owensboromuseum.org for more information.
 
Good Vibrations
June 13 • 11 am - 12 pm – Owensboro Museum of Science & History, 122 E. 2nd St.
Join KWC Music Professor Dr. Diane Earle for a day of good vibrations! Have fun using various instruments and learn how musical sounds are produced! Call 270-687-2732 or visit www.owensboromuseum.org for more information.
 
Open Lab - Can You Flink It?
June 13 • 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. – Owensboro Museum of Science & History, 122 E. 2nd St.
“Open Lab” is a chance to do and enjoy science at your pace whether you have ten minutes or more than an hour. In addition to activities that will be available for every Open Lab, each Open Lab will also offer a different feature activity. Available for each Open Lab: * Citizen Science information and activities *Science Library: take a break and enjoy a book of your choice. * Toys exploration and games. * Investigate ongoing labs such as growing an alligator or plant growth * Lab critters Can You Flink It?: See what objects float and sink, then figure out a way to make them “flink”… by floating and sinking just under the water’s surface! Call 270-687-2732 or visit www.owensboromuseum.org for more information.
 
King's Highway
June 13 • 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. – Daviess County Public Library, 2020 Frederica St.
Popular Bluegrass band, King's Highway, will perform in the Reading Garden at the Daviess County Public Library. Call 270-691-1883 or visit http://www.dcplibrary.org for more information.
 
Studio Slant-astic!
June 14 • 11 a.m. - noon – Owensboro Museum of Science & History, 122 E. 2nd Street, Owensboro
Enjoy exciting art projects with the creative folks from Studio Slant all summer long! Call 270-687-2732 or visit www.owensboromuseum.org for more information.
 
Flag Day Celebration
June 14 • 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. – Pioneer Village, Yellow Creek Park, 5710 Highway 144
Come out and celebrate that “Grand Ol’ Flag” at historic Pioneer Village in Yellow Creek Park. Music by The Owensboro Community Band, fun and more and the first 200 visitors get a free flag. Concessions will be available or bring a picnic! For more information call Sean Dysinger at 926-1100.
 
Friday After 5 - Caribou
June 14 • 6 p.m. - 10 p.m. – RiverPark Center, 101 Daviess St.
Main Stage - Caribou (Top 40); Courtyard - Josh Merrit Band; Overlook Stage - Fat Box; Street Fair - Father's Day Weekend. FREE 270-687-2787 http://www.fridayafter5.com
 
"Man of LaMancha"
June 14 - June 15 • 7:30 p.m. - 10 p.m. June 16 • 2 p.m. - 4:30 pm. –TWO Opryhouse, 418 Frederica St.
TWO's 2013 summer musical is one of the world’s most popular shows – the inspiring story of Don Quixote, champion of the oppressed, and his faithful companion Sancho. Prepare for magnificent adventure as our hero battles evils, rescues maidens, and sets out to right the world's wrongs. The beautiful and compelling storytelling is coupled to remarkable music, including the songs Dulcinea, Only Thinking of Him, and, of course, The Impossible Dream. Call 270-683-5333 or visit www.theatreworkshop.org.
 
Barbecue Picnic
June 15 • All day – Our Lady of Lourdes, 4029 Frederica St.
Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, serving at 3 p.m. Call 270-684-5369 for more information.
 
Kentucky Gold: The Legacy of Coal
June 15 - August 18 • All day –Owensboro Museum of Fine Art, 901 Frederica St.
A documentary exhibition commemorating the cultural traditions established by the Commonwealth's coal mining families and industries, features art and historical objects on loan from museums, historical societies and private collections. Call 270-685-3181 or visit www.omfa.us for more information.
 
NSA Fast-Pitch World Series Qualifier
June 15 - June 16 • All day – Fisher Park, 3900 W. Fifth Street Rd.
 
Unscripted: An Indie Film Xperience
June 15 • 6:30 p.m. - 10 p.m. – Daviess County Public Library, 2020 Frederica St.
From Verite Cinema, the group that brings you The River City Festival of Films and The Indie Film Series, in association with the Daviess County Public Library brings you “UNSCRIPTED,” the latest independent film series experience. This six-week series offers the best local and regional indie fare; however, this is more than just an average screening. Following a question and answer session with the filmmaker, the audience is asked to view the film a second time and participate in a live interactive audio commentary. Ask questions as the filmmaker, along with cast and crew, discusses the various facets of filmmaking as you view their project. What film venue would be complete without drinks and popcorn, all free and provided by local sponsor donations. There will also be special door prizes and give aways. The film event is free to the public and takes place every Saturday starting June 15th until Saturday, July 20, 2013. June 15’s films are The Telemarketer and Dada. Call 270-691-1883 or visit http://www.dcplibrary.org for more information.
 
Elvis & Legends Tribute
June 15 • 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. Diamond Lake Resort, 7301 Hobbs Rd.
Starring Elvis Tribute Artist Brad McCrady with special guest Barry Potter & The Hosscats. Diamond Lake Resort Good Time Theater. Entertainment from 7 to 9 p.m. Cost to attend is $10 for adults and $5 for children. The event is free for children five years of age and younger. Tickets will be sold at the door starting at 6:30 p.m. Snacks will be available for purchase. For more details call (270) 315-2108 or visit www.bradmccrady.com for more information.
 
KY Motor Speedway Mini-Mod
June 16 • 2 pm - 9 pm – Kentucky Motor Speedway, 8135 Haynes Station Rd., Whitesville

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