Relay For Life is a grassroots, community-based team event.
Although every Relay For Life event is different, they do have a few things in common.
Time to get started. We kick off the event by honoring everyone who’s been affected by cancer and everyone who has contributed to the success of this year’s Relay season.
Survivors and Caregivers are the heart and soul of Relay For Life events. We honor their strength and courage with every step they take. It doesn’t matter if you were diagnosed 10 days ago or 10 years ago, you can walk while everyone gathers together to cheer you on.
During this ceremony we represent everyone touched by cancer with a Luminaria. Each light represents a life—a life taken by cancer, a survivor of cancer, or a support for a person still fighting the disease. It’s a powerful demonstration that gives people the opportunity to grieve but also offers comfort and hope.
Our closing ceremony is the time to commit to take action and help lead the fight for a world free from cancer. It’s a time to celebrate what we’ve accomplished together and a time to unify for the work that needs to be done moving forward.
Please join us for our third annual Dairy Potter benefiting Hope Harbor, Inc. and hosted by Chaney’s Dairy Barn. This year we will bring back the much loved Harry Potter themed activities including wand making, sorting hat, costume contest, silent auction, and new activities like spell casting! Entry to event and movie are free, some activities have small charges. Chaney’s will be making Butterbeer ice cream floats and playing Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban on the outdoor screen when the sun goes down.
More details to come. We will see you at Hogwarts on Saturday, June 1!
Thank you to our sponsors that make this possible!
Graves Gilbert Clinic
Service One Credit Union
Bowling Green Municipal Utilities
Hope Harbor, Inc. provides free and confidential services to anyone impacted by sexual violence. Services include our 24/7 crisis hotline, 24/7 emergency advocacy, counseling, legal advocacy, community education programs, professional trainings, and volunteer program. For more information or support, please call 270.846.1100
Rain Date: June 10th
Join us along with Title Sponsor, Graves-Gilbert Clinic at our 2019 Small Business Golf Challenge! Enjoy a day on the golf course with complimentary snacks, lunch and beverages. Space is limited.
To register contact Katie Dykes at [email protected] or
Hangar Party time in Bowling Green is headed your way!
Kick the season into high gear by attending this year’s gala Saturday, June 15, 5-10 pm, at the Bowling Green/Warren County Regional Airport.
Your ticket is ALL-INCLUSIVE giving you access to a delicious barbeque dinner, unlimited free beverages (including beer/wine), aircraft displays, the Tuskegee Airmen exhibit and Bueler’s Day Off at 8 pm.
Air Force Gen. Lloyd W. “Fig” Newton, the Thunderbird’s first African American pilot and a 4-star general will be a special guest at this year’s Hangar Party.
A Tuskegee Airman exhibit, Rise Above, is a preliminary event honoring Willa Brown and leading up to the June party. This large, 360 degree immersive experience into the Tuskegee Airmen will be free and open to the public in the Greenwood Mall parking lot Wednesday, June 12-13, 9 am- 7pm and June 14, 9 am- noon. The exhibit will also be open at the Hangar Party for attendees to tour.
The 2019 event will introduce Aviation Heritage Park’s recently restored Piper J-3 Cub honoring Glasgow native Willa Brown, the first African American women in the U.S. to earn a commercial pilot’s license. She has a long list of accomplishments that includes training many of the Tuskegee Airmen.
Tickets will be on sale online and in select local stores beginning May 15.
Party gates open at 5 p.m. Tickets will be available May 15 at Ford’s Furniture, Nat’s Outdoor Sports, Chuck’s Liquor on Three Springs Road, and Barbara Stewart Interiors, or can be purchased on the Aviation Heritage Park website.Tickets are $40/adults, $15/children six-12, five and under are free. Any remaining tickets will be available at the door.
If you or your organization is interested in sponsoring a table, please contact AHP at 270-421-4885.
BB&T and the Downtown Redevelopment Authority invites Southern Kentucky and area visitors to attend the 40th annual Concerts in the Park Series coming JUNE 2019! We look forward to providing this FREE, family-friendly and open event to the public! Make plans to enjoy the sounds of summer in beautiful downtown Bowling Green.
For up to date concert information, please visit our Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/bbtconcertsinthepark/
- 21st – Dizzorderly Conduct
- 28th – The Get Down
- 5th – Momentum Party Band
- 12th – Frontier
- 19th – Bueler’s Day Off
- 26th – Andy and the Rockers
- 2nd – Ernie Small Blues Band
- 9th – High Fidelity
- 16th – Bad Navigator
- 23rd – Tyrone Dunn and Kin-Foke
- 30th – Fatbox
All shows are on Friday nights in Circus Square Park.
Food and vendors begin serving at 6:00 pm, Music begins at 7:00 pm.
South Central Kentucky Kids on the Block will be hosting their 20th annual Garden Tour and Tea on June 22rd, 2019 from 10 am to 3 pm with proceeds to help bring free educational programming to local schools. Lunch will be provided by the title sponsor Griff’s Deli.
This is a daylong event that includes tours of local Bowling Green gardens, leading up to a lunch and tea. The day will start with visitations to the garden sites from 10 am to 1 pm followed by a lunch at the tea site from 1 pm to 3 pm.
Garden Tour and Tea is one of our most successful fundraisers, raising over 100 thousand dollars in the past 19 years. We are hoping to continue this success, so we can keep educating children in a fun, entertaining way.
Our Annual Fundraiser
The 2019 (7th Annual) Low Hollow Trail Fest is Sat June 29th
The 2019 Low Hollow Trail Fest to support SW KyMBA’s Trail endeavors is swiftly approaching and we want you to join us for some good times. Our Title Sponsor again this year is Graves Gilbert Clinic. We are currently working on our other Sponsors and hope to be announcing soon.
With food, friends, trail runs, and mountain bike races, you don’t want to miss out on this year’s event.
Registration is open so please sign up today! (Register online instead of Day of and save $10!):
Registration & Check-in booth opens at 7am. We will kick off with the 5k Trail running race at 8:00 am. The first MTB event will begin at 10:00am. This is a fundraising event for the future trail building efforts for SW KyMBA, a 501C3 Non-Profit Org. See the schedule of events below for more details.
You may enter an individual event or save money and register for the King/ Queen of the Trail competition which is the combined fastest time for all 3 main events (5k run, MTB A & MTB TT).
Prizes will be awarded to Age group and overall winners in the 5k and in Overall competitions for the MTB A, B & TT races, respectively. Event T-Shirts are included in with your registration on a first come first serve basis. Thus the first 225 shirts are provided while supplies last so register early to secure your Trail Fest T-Shirt.
The MTB A race (Cat 1 & 2) will be 6 Laps. The MTB B race (Cat 3 ) will be 3 Laps. The Junior category will be be 2 Laps.
Both events are Non sanctioned (no license required) but will follow RRCA & USA Cycling rules respectively.
Event details and schedule For Sat 6/29/19
(Registration & Check-in CLOSES 20 minutes prior to each event)
7:00am – Registration and Check-in open
8:00am- 5K Trail run STARTS
9:00AM- Kids run STARTS
9:30am- Running Awards
10:00pm- MTB “B” race STARTS*
11:00pm- MTB “A” race STARTS*
12:30pm-MTB Jr. race STARTS
1:00pm – MTB Kids race STARTS
1:30pm- Strider Race STARTS
2:00pm- MTB Time Trial Starts (30 seconds apart)
3:00pm- MTB Awards
*Women’s & Jr. waves will start 3 minutes after the men’s wave, respectfully. Depending on rider turnout we may choose to race Jr waves separately.
2019 Low Hollow Trail Fest Weather Policy
For participant safety and the sustainability of the trail the Low Hollow Trail Fest Race Director and staff will closely monitor weather and trail conditions leading up to the race. It is our goal to give the participant as much notice as possible should there be any need for an hourly delay or rescheduling to another day. Our two backup dates are Sunday 6/30/19 and Sat 7/13/19. Please be on the lookout for Trail Fest weather updates emailed to your address on file or from our postings on the Low Hollow Trail Fest & Southwest KyMBA Facebook pages.
An electrical storm within the race course area within 30 mins of the start time should be considered potentially life-threatening to runners and cyclists. A determination will be made at the time as to whether the race should be continued as scheduled, delayed until the storm has passed or postponed to a backup date. The Race Director will monitor the weather and make a decision if any action will be taken to modify the race.
Possible changes include: Altering the start time or in the most extreme situations, postponement of the event to a backup date. Send runners/cyclists home if there is not an adequate safe shelter for everyone to wait out the storm. Remember, trees are not safe shelter and lightning can strike up to 10 miles away. Visible lightning will cause the race to be postponed for a minimum of 30 minutes after the last strike is heard. Additional sightings or rumblings of thunder will continue to delay the race in 30-minute increments. Muddy trail conditions may warrant a postponement. In the event, a participant cannot make their race due to a postponement the participant is still fully eligible to receive their race packet and T-Shirt.
Note: Southwest KyMBA Volunteers have over 2500 hours of personal time invested in the Low Hollow Trail. Southwest KyMBA is seeking to add a dual slalom course, pump track and bike skills course alongside the Low Hollow Trail to achieve The Riverfront Bike Park. By participating in the Low Hollow Trail Fest you are helping us raise the necessary funds. Thank You!
The 23rd Annual Duncan Hines Festival, hosted by the Bowling Green Junior Woman’s Club, will be Saturday, July 20th, 2019 at Chaney’s Dairy Barn from 5:00pm-8:00pm. This free event, which celebrates the life of Bowling Green native Duncan Hines, is open to the community.
Get Down 2019 Fundraiser Details
It’s time to reserve your table at one of the most exclusive events in town to support Nature Education in a big way for kids, families, and adults from across South Central Kentucky. Get Down is our most important fundraising event of the year, and we’d love to have you there. Read on for event details and then become a sponsor to attend Get Down 2019.
- Date: Saturday, July 27, 2019 at Lost River Cave
- Time: 5:30 PM Cocktails, Hors D’Oeuvres, and Silent Auction; 6:30 PM Dinner followed by a Live Auction and Dancing with Live Music by Stretta.
- Tickets: Stepping Stone, Gold, Platinum, and Presenting level sponsorships are available now until sold out. Stepping Stone sponsorship includes 2 tickets. Gold, Platinum, and Presenting level sponsorship include a table for 10. Contact Kate Holmes at 270.393.0077 for more information. Become a Sponsor to attend Get Down 2019!
- Dinner by Mission Catering, Wine by Preservation Tasting Room and Bottle Shop, & Beer are included. Hard liquor will be available for purchase with cash or credit.
Call Kate Holmes at 270.393.0077 to learn more about sponsorship options. Thank you for your consideration; it’s generous people like you who make nature education possible for kids from across our region.