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Happenings and Meetings - Owensboro

happeningsandmeetings orangeOWENSBORO, Ky. (6/10/14) — 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.

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

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

Owensboro Oilers Home Games Kamuf Park, Todd Bridge Road, June 10,11,12,13,16,17

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

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

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

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

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

Art Camp I: Flexi Plexi
9 a.m.-3 p.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. Ages 6-9 from 9-11 a.m., ages 10-15 from 1-3 p.m. http://www.omfa.us (270) 685-3181.

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. http://www.owensboromuseum.org (270) 687-2732.

Nelstone Stone Carving Workshops
1 p.m., 3 p.m. and 6 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.
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.

World Fast-Pitch Connection
All Day June 13
Where: Fisher Park, 3900 W. Fifth Street Road
Softball tournaments.

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 http://www.owensboromuseum.org (270) 687-2732.

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. http://www.owensboroymca.org (270) 926-9622.

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

Travis Aubrey Skate Park Grand Opening
11 a.m.-5 p.m. June 14
Where: Travis Aubrey Skate Park, Bluff Avenue & E. Parrish Avenue
The Travis Aubrey Skate Park is an over 14,000 square foot facility designed by Spohn Ranch for our local skating community! The Ribbon Cutting will take place at 11 am with free skate to follow. Throughout the day there will be vendors, demos, and lots of giveaways. For more information please contact the Owensboro Parks and Recreation Department’s Administrative Center at 687-8700.

Barbecue Picnic
Serving 4 p.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.

Owensboro Ballroom Dance Club “South of the Border”
7:30 p.m. June 14
Where: KY National Guard Armory, 3300 Tamarack Road
Casual attire (jeans not appropriate).

Pangea Mixology Lab
8 p.m., June 14
Where: Pangea Café, 1320 Carter Road
Located within the depths of Pangea Cafe Headquarters is a secret, hidden lair that isn’t really secret or hidden, because our mad scientists are creating exciting drinks in their Mixology Lab!.LIVE MUSIC from the soulful stylings of CHARLENE BLAY. Full dinner menu and bar service will be available throughout the night. This event is Free and open to the public.

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.

Civil War Morse Code Mystery
11:30 a.m., June 18
Where: Owensboro Museum of Science & History, 122 E. 2nd Street
Join the members of the Ham Radio Club and decipher secret messages. http://www.owensboromuseum.org (270) 687-2732.

Trunnell’s Farm Market
2-3 p.m. and 3-4 p.m. June 18
Where: Daviess Co Public Library, 2200 Frederica Street
Join Trunnell’s Farm Market by digging into the exciting world of agriculture. From learning about plants to bees, we will educate and entertain all ages about the farm. We will read the story Tops and Bottoms, learn the different parts of a plant, and learn what parts are edible and non-edible in an interactive outdoor classroom. Children will learn and investigate germination of seeds and plant needs in an interactive lesson where they will create a Grass-Head to take home and watch grow (270) 684-0211.

Flight Simulator
11 a.m. June 19
Where: Owensboro Museum of Science & History, 122 E. 2nd Street
Fly the friendly virtual skies with a radio controlled airplane flight simulator. http://www.owensboromuseum.org (270) 687-2732.

Downtown Date Night
7-9 p.m., June 19
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.

Dazzling Daylilies Festival & Balloons Over the Garden
June 20-28, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., some evening events
Where: Western KY Botanical Garden, 25 Carter Road
The Dazzling Daylily Festival brings beautiful blooms plus multiple activities for everyone to enjoy! Balloons Over the Garden will return as well on June 20-22, offering tethered hot air balloon rides. Lantern Launches will be at dusk. Check the Western KY Botanical Garden’s website for a complete schedule. http://www.wkbg.org (270) 852-8925

Kids Fit
10:30 a.m., June 20
Where: Owensboro Museum of Science & History, 122 E. 2nd Street
Fun summer activities designed to help kids keep active & fit. Learn exercises, games, and things that can be done at home. http://www.owensboromuseum.org (270) 687-2732.

Electric Safety Show
12:30 p.m., June 20 
Where: Owensboro Museum of Science & History, 122 E. 2nd Street
Big Rivers & Kenergy Corp’s Greg Morgan demonstrates electric safety and sizzling sparkling fun. http://www.owensboromuseum.org (270) 687-2732.

Friday After 5
6-10 p.m., June 20
Where: Where: RiverPark Center, Smothers Park, 101 Daviess Street
Woodabenz (dance band) on the Main Stage; Bandazzy in the Courtyard; Childress Family, Southern Sound Quartet, Pam & Terry, Cannon Hall Gospel on the River; Jenny Beth Willis on the Overlook Stage; Street Fair "Hula Hoops & Water Balloons". http://www.fridayafter5.com (270) 687-2787.

NSA Fast-Pitch World Series Qualifier
All Day June 21-22
Where: Panther Creek & Fisher Parks
Softball tournaments.

USTA Junior Tennis Championships
All Day June 21-22
Where: Moreland Park, W. Parrish Avenue & Hickman Avenue
Tennis tournaments.

Saturday Morning Live
10 a.m. - 12 p.m., June 21
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
June 21 serving 3 p.m.
Where: Our Lady of Lourdes, 4029 Frederica Street

Elvis & Country Legends Tribute
7-9 p.m. June 21
Where: 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 at 6:30 p.m. Snacks will be available for purchase (270) 229-4900.

Live on the Banks
7-9 p.m., June 21
Where: Smothers Park Overlook Stage, Owensboro Riverfront
Enjoy a mixture of live music every Saturday on the Overlook Stage in Smothers Park.
Tonight features Troy Miller.

The Medieval Times of Mad King Owen
7 p.m., June 21
Where: Pangea Café, 1320 Carter Road
Murder Mystery Dinner with a Medieval twist. For reservations, call (270) 689-9824.

Marvel Movie Madness
9 p.m., June 21
Where: McConnell Plaza, Owensboro Riverfront
FREE movies featuring comic book superhero characters on an inflatable screen with surround sound. Food vendors will be available. Bring chairs or blankets and enjoy a movie in the night air.

Science Exploration Lab
3-4 p.m., June 22
Where: Owensboro Museum of Science & History, 122 E. 2nd Street
Investigate plants and seeds in this fun, hands-on activity. http://www.owensboromuseum.org (270) 687-2732.

Bluegrass on the Banks
7-9 p.m., June 23
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 Gaining Ground and Blackberry Jam. Admission is free.

Hummingbirds
10:30 a.m., June 24
Where: Owensboro Museum of Science & History, 122 E. 2nd Street
Explore the fascinating world of the ruby-throated hummingbird with The Audubon Society. Learn about their migration habits & how to attract them to your yard. http://www.owensboromuseum.org (270) 687-2732.

Walk, Talk & Lunch in the Garden
11:30 a.m., June 24
Where: Western KY Botanical Garden, 25 Carter Road
Enjoy lunch and a great program at Western KY Botanical Garden. This month’s speaker is Ben Skiadas, managing partner at the new Lure Seafood & Grille.

Bluegrass on the Banks
7-9 p.m., June 24
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 The Merritt Sisters and Jenny Beth Willis. Admission is free.

ROMP: Bluegrass Roots & Branches Festival
June 25-28 Concerts 9-midnight, Wed; 5-midnight,Thurs; 11 a.m.-midnight, Fri; 11 a.m.-midnight, Sat
Where: Yellow Creek Park, 5710 Hwy 144, and IBMM, 117 Daviess Street.
The 11th Annual River of Music Party brings three days of bluegrass music! Thursday will bring jamming and storytelling at the Museum. Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights bring concerts by some of the best performers in bluegrass to Yellow Creek Park. This year’s lineup includes: Ricky Skaggs, Old Crow Medicine Show, Sam Bush, Del McCoury, Doyle Lawson, David Grisman Folk Jazz Trio, Railroad Earth, Wood Brothers, Sarah Jarosz, Pokey LaFarge, Noam Pikelny & Stuart Duncan. For a complete lineup, visit the festival website at http://www.RompFest.com.

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