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52nd Annual Art Guild Juried Exhibition

March 8 - April 25 • All day

Where: Owensboro Museum of Fine Art, 901 Frederica Street, Owensboro

A regional juried exhibition, organized by the Owensboro Art Guild, one of Kentucky’s oldest visual arts organizations, presents more than $3,000 in purchase and merit awards. http://www.omfa.us 270-685-3181

Empty Bowls of Owensboro

April 24 • 6 pm - 7 pm

Where: Sts. Joseph & Paul Catholic Church Parish Hall, 514 E. 4th Street, Owensboro

Tickets are now on sale for the annual Empty Bowls of Owensboro, Kentucky fundraiser. This year’s event will take place Thursday, April 24 at 6 pm in the Saints Joseph and Paul Catholic Church Parish Hall, 514 East 4th Street. This local event is part of a national movement to raise funds for those in need of food. Your ticket allows you to select a ceramic bowl from hundreds of handcrafted bowls made especially for this event by local artisans and students of Brescia University. Brescia’s Art Department has supplied the clay, glaze, and location for the bowls to be created. Each participant at the event will then use their selected bowl to receive one of four soups made available by local chefs and churches, including soup made by First Presbyterian Church, The Journey Church, Kim Jagoe with Simple Path, and the Campbell Club. Available this year will be one vegan soup and three non-vegan. Student volunteers from the Brescia Clay Club will wash your bowl for you when you are finished and it is yours to take home at the end of the evening. Tickets are $15 and may be purchased in advance by cash or check beginning March 4 through April 25 at the First Presbyterian Church Office (1328 Griffith Ave) or at the Brescia University Public Relations Office, located in office 207 (second floor) in the Lechner Graduate Center (311 West 7th Street). If all tickets are not presold, they will be available at the door. You are highly encouraged to purchase your ticket in advance. For more information, contact Tina Kasey at 270-686-2100

Trivia Night

April 24 • 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Where: Gambrinus Libation Emporium, 116-A W. 2nd Street, Owensboro

Get a team together and test your trivia skills. For more information, contact Gambrinus at 270-685-5464.

Touchtone All-A State Softball Championships

April 25 - April 27 • All day

Where: Fisher Park, 3900 W. Fifth Street Road, Owensboro

Dancing With Owensboro

April 25 • 7 pm - 10 pm

Where: Dr. Artis & Allison Truett's home, 601 Alexandria Place, Owensboro

Dancing with Owensboro is the annual fundraiser for Owensboro Dance Theatre. Local "celebrities" perform a dance choreographed for votes. Votes are $10 each and the couple or group with the most money win the coveted trophy. There is a cash bar, silent and live auction, heavy hors d'oeuvres, and an open dance floor before and after the competition. Tickets can be purchased in advance by calling 270-684-9580. http://www.owensborodancetheatre.org

"Campers Only" Frisbee Golf Tournament

April 26 • All day

Where: Diamond Lake Resort, 7301 Hobbs Road, Owensboro

Bring your own flying disc or Frisbee and try your hand at our new 9 hole Golf Course. Entry limited to the first 36 entrants. Compete for bragging rights and maybe a few prizes. 270-229-4900 http://www.diamondlakeresort.net

Owensboro United Spring Cup

April 26 - April 27 • All day

Where: Horse Fork Creek Park, 3005 Fairview Drive / Thompson Berry Park, US 60 W. & Carter Road, Owensboro

Owensboro Regional Farmers Market

April 26 • 6:30 am - 12 pm

Where: Owensboro Christian Church, 2818 New Hartford Road, Owensboro

Between 40-45 vendors are expected this season for fresh-from-the-farm produce. The Farmers Market is open on Saturdays from 6:30 am-noon. Beginning in June, the Market will also be open Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays from 6:30 am-noon. Beginning in June, three satellite locations will also open: Owensboro Health Regional Hospital, 1201 Pleasant Valley Road, Tuesdays, 1:30-4:30 pm New Life Church, 400 Crabtree Avenue, Wednesdays, 7:30-10:30 am Nona's Downtown Market, 126 E. 2nd Street, Fridays 2-5 pm

The Tot, the Teen, and the Wardrobe

April 26 • 8 am - 2 pm

Where: Cliff Hagan Owensboro Boys & Girls Club, 3415 Buckland Square, Owensboro

Over 45,000 items from 250 families- everything from baby to teen, home decor and furniture too! 270-993-7532 http://www.ttwky.com

WKBG Annual Plant Sale

April 26 • 8 am - 12 pm

Where: Western KY Botanical Garden, 25 Carter Road, Owensboro, KY

Herbs, perennials and annuals all on display at Western KY Botanical Garden. 8:30 am-12:30 pm. 270-852-8925 http://www.wkbg.org

Run From the Cops 5K

April 26 • 8:30 am - 9:30 am

Where: Owensboro Police Department, 222 E. 9th Street, Owensboro

Beginning and ending at the Owensboro Police Department, run a 5K to the downtown area. Proceeds will go to the OPD's specialized units and coincides with the Annual Police Awareness Day. Entry fee is $20 for adults before April 21, and $25 the day of the race. Children under the age of 8 are $10 each. For more information, call 270-687-8888.

Saturday Morning Live

April 26 • 10 am - 12 pm

Where: 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

Pine Knob Theater "Be Bop A Lula"

April 26 • 7 pm - 9 pm

Where: RiverPark Center, 101 Daviess Street, Owensboro

Pine Knob Theater brings their 50's & 60's Rock 'N Roll musical to the RiverPark Center stage. Be Bop A Lula is a Doo Wop and Be Bop Show with our live stage band and acting scenes with dance routines. Just opened in 2013 with near sellout crowds. Lula is the new girl at school who is from down in the boondocks. She's just a rag doll from the poor side of town. Johnny is the cool guy who runs the local "Bee Clean" car wash. He and his gang of "Bee Girls" don't care much for the square kids until Johnny falls for Lula. But what will Johnny's Bee Girls think of Lula? Charmin runs the local Drive In Diner and her boyfriend Wimpy loves hamburgers. Charmin takes the girls to visit her cousin down in Tupelo and he fixes Lula and her friends up so Johnny has to take notice on their return. This show has lots of Doo Wop and Be Bop songs performed by the carwash band as the story is being told. Lula may not think Johnny is the boy for her, but he's sure the boy she loves. As a special attraction for this production, Sunset Cruisers will have a special Cruise-In of classic cars parked on the downtown streets prior to the show. 270-687-2787 http://www.riverparkcenter.com

TWO Speakeasy Party 2014

April 26 • 7 pm - 10 pm

Where: Campbell Club, 521 Frederica Street, Owensboro

Join Bugs Moran for a legendary night of roaring 20's fun. With casino gambling, cigar lounge, bathtub gin, and dancing to the smooth sounds of Charlene Blay and the Second Edition Band. Proceeds benefit TWO. $60 per ticket non-members $40 per ticket members 270-683-5333 http://www.theatreworkshop.org

NSA Slow-Pitch Mens Qualifier

April 27 • All day

Where: Panther Creek Park, 5160 Wayne Bridge Road, Owensboro

The Tot, the Teen, and the Wardrobe

April 27 • 12 pm - 3 pm

Where: Cliff Hagan Boys & Girls Club, 3415 Buckland Square, Owensboro

Over 45,000 items from 250 families- everything from baby to teen, home decor and furniture too! 270-993-7532 http://www.ttwky.com

Diary of a Worm

April 27 • 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Where: Owensboro Museum of Science and History, 122 E. 2nd Street, Owensboro

STORYLAB features Diary of a Worm by Doreen Cronin! Hear Science Educator Kim Ray read the book, then discover all kinds of science fun! Story Lab Activity: Another favorite returns. • Listen to the life of a worm as told by a worm • Investigate real worms up close • Learn how to make a worm home • Earn Wormologist certificate Participants will be introduced to the life cycle of a worm, and anatomy of a worm. Children will also learn what food and environment a worm needs to thrive. After the mini-lesson, children will create their own mini-worm compost farm to keep. This is a great activity for pre-school through elementary age groups and is included in the price of admission. 270-687-2732 http://www.owensboromuseum.org

Tribute Band Tuesdays

April 29 • 5:30 pm - 9 pm

Where: Owensboro Convention Center, 501 W. 2nd Street, Owensboro

ZZ Top tribute band, Eliminator, will appear with music beginning at 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 - May 3 • All day

Where: Kentucky Highway 54

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 pm - 9 pm

Where: International Bluegrass Music Museum, 117 Daviess Street, Owensboro

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 at 6 p.m. For more information, contact the Museum. 270-926-7891 www.bluegrassmuseum.org

Downtown Date Night

May 1 • 6 pm - 10 pm

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.

"The Apple Tree"

May 1 - May 3 • 7:30 pm (May 1) - 10 pm (May 3)

Where: RiverPark Center, 101 Daviess Street, Owensboro

"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

Trivia Night

May 1 • 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Where: Gambrinus Libation Emporium, 116-A W. 2nd Street, Owensboro

Get a team together and test your trivia skills. For more information, contact Gambrinus at 270-685-5464.

Owensboro Catholic Softball Invitational

May 2 - May 3 • All day

Where: Fisher Park, 3900 W. Fifth Street Road, Owensboro

Working With Wood

May 2 • All day

Where: Western Kentucky Botanical Garden, 25 Carter Road, Owensboro

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

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