Calendar

Apr
25
Sat
Touchtone All-A State Softball Championships @ Jack Fisher Park
Apr 25 – Apr 26 all-day
Apr
26
Sun
53rd Annual Art Guild Juried Exhibition
Apr 26 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The Owensboro Museum of Fine Art celebrates the works of local and regional artists who will compete for awards in a showcase of painting, sculpture, and mixed media in the Owensboro Art Guild’s 53rd Annual Juried Exhibition. One of the oldest continuing artists’ organizations in Kentucky, the guild promotes the works of Owensboro artists and is an advocacy organization promoting the importance of the visual arts to education and cultural tourism.

http://www.omfa.us

270-685-3181

Spirituality in Appalachian Folk Art Exhibition at St. Meinrad Archabbey @ St. Meinrad Archabbey
Apr 26 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Spirituality in Appalachian Folk Art, an exhibition of paintings and
sculpture from the permanent collection of the Owensboro Museum of Fine Art,
will open at St. Meinrad Archabbey’s Library Gallery, St. Meinrad, Ind.,
Sunday, March 15, at 3:00 p.m.
The exhibition presents two dozen works of art in a religious genre from the
museum’s extensive collection of American Folk Art.  Paintings depicting
biblical stories and events, complemented by miniature dioramas, walking
sticks and bas reliefs, represent the visual arts expressions of artists
working outside academic traditions.
The exhibition features some of Kentucky’s most celebrated naïve artists and
craftsmen, including members of three nationally prominent folk art
producing families, the Coopers, Lewises and Kinneys.
Among the artists are Ronald Cooper and his wife Jessie, who carve and paint
three-dimensional allegories of the temptations of mankind; Junior Lewis,
whose multi-figured sculpture depicts subjects such as The Last Supper and
David slaying Goliath;  and Carl McKenzie (1905 – 1988), who recreates the
story of Noah and the ark in a bas relief.
Also featured are Owensboro canemaker Gary L. Hargis, and E. Lex Shipley
(1924 – 1993), a prolific painter whose works have been compared by art
critics to the German Expressionists.
The exhibition from the OMFA featuring works by contemporary Kentucky folk
artists is a component in the museum’s plans to establish a regional center
for the visual arts which shares exhibitions, programming and educational
resources with smaller museums and arts organizations throughout the region.
The reformatted museum will be known as the Western Kentucky Center for the
Visual Arts.
In addition to loaned exhibitions, the museum offers a broad menu of
educational programming to regional school systems.  Included is a library
of traveling suitcases call A Case for Art, featuring mini-exhibitions on a
variety of topics, such as the American frontier, Native American and
Appalachian Folk Art, and artistic traditions of Africa, Australia, Japan
and Spain.
Opportunities are available for teachers in regional school systems to
reserve the museum’s Young at Art Gallery for exhibitions of art produced in
their classes.  Teachers may make arrangements for use of the gallery by
contacting the museum and presenting a proposal of the number of works to be
displayed and the preferred exhibition dates.
The exhibition at St. Meinrad Archabbey’s Library Gallery will continue
through April 28.  The Archabbey is located at 200 Hill Drive in St.
Meinrad, Ind. and can be reached at 812-357-6398 or library@saintmeinrad.edu

 

Diane Earle, Pianist and KWC and Honors Wind Ensemble @ RiverPark Center
Apr 26 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Diane Earle, Pianist and KWC and Honors Wind Ensemble @ RiverPark Center | Owensboro | Kentucky | United States

Stoll Keenon and RiverPark Center present Diane Earle, pianist and the Kentucky Wesleyan College Win Ensemble/Honors in concert in Cannon Hall on April 26 at 3 pm. This event is FREE and open to the public. Dr. Diane Earle will perform Rhapsody in Blue by George Gershwin and other piano works by Kapustin, Chopin, and Debussy.

Ohio Valley Celebration @ Owensboro Convention Center
Apr 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Ohio Valley Celebration @ Owensboro Convention Center | Owensboro | Kentucky | United States

Don’t miss this 3-night event (4/24-26) with LIVE music by Aaron Shust and The Afters, followed by a powerful message by Will Graham. Admission is FREE!

 

Free and open to the public, come and join us for a great time of music and an inspiring message of hope and love.  Student Night kicks off our weekend at 7:00 pm on Friday, with other nightly programs at 7:00 pm on Saturday and 6:00 pm on Sunday.  A special KidzFest event will be held on Saturday morning at 9:00 am including games, bounce houses, music, a massive Children’s Choir and The Greatest Journey-a live drama presentation written especially for elementary aged children and their families.

Apr
27
Mon
Theatre Workshop of Owensboro Auditions @ The Empress Theater
Apr 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Theatre Workshop of Owensboro Auditions @ The Empress Theater | Owensboro | Kentucky | United States

Theatre Workshop of Owensboro will hold auditions for PINOCCHO, Monday, April 27 and Tuesday, April 28, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.  This is a youth production, and actors from kindergarten through 6th grade.  Auditions will he at THE EMPRESS, 418 Frederica Street, Owensboro, KY 42301.

For more information, please call 270.683.5333

Owensboro Duplicate Bridge Club @ Chase Bank
Apr 27 @ 6:30 pm

Description:  Games are open to all duplicate players.

Apr
28
Tue
53rd Annual Art Guild Juried Exhibition
Apr 28 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

The Owensboro Museum of Fine Art celebrates the works of local and regional artists who will compete for awards in a showcase of painting, sculpture, and mixed media in the Owensboro Art Guild’s 53rd Annual Juried Exhibition. One of the oldest continuing artists’ organizations in Kentucky, the guild promotes the works of Owensboro artists and is an advocacy organization promoting the importance of the visual arts to education and cultural tourism.

http://www.omfa.us

270-685-3181

Social Bridge Game @ Munday Activities Center
Apr 28 @ 10:00 am

Social bridge groups play each week at the Munday Activities Center.  Games begin at 10 a.m. every Tuesday and Wednesday in the card room.

Spirituality in Appalachian Folk Art Exhibition at St. Meinrad Archabbey @ St. Meinrad Archabbey
Apr 28 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Spirituality in Appalachian Folk Art, an exhibition of paintings and
sculpture from the permanent collection of the Owensboro Museum of Fine Art,
will open at St. Meinrad Archabbey’s Library Gallery, St. Meinrad, Ind.,
Sunday, March 15, at 3:00 p.m.
The exhibition presents two dozen works of art in a religious genre from the
museum’s extensive collection of American Folk Art.  Paintings depicting
biblical stories and events, complemented by miniature dioramas, walking
sticks and bas reliefs, represent the visual arts expressions of artists
working outside academic traditions.
The exhibition features some of Kentucky’s most celebrated naïve artists and
craftsmen, including members of three nationally prominent folk art
producing families, the Coopers, Lewises and Kinneys.
Among the artists are Ronald Cooper and his wife Jessie, who carve and paint
three-dimensional allegories of the temptations of mankind; Junior Lewis,
whose multi-figured sculpture depicts subjects such as The Last Supper and
David slaying Goliath;  and Carl McKenzie (1905 – 1988), who recreates the
story of Noah and the ark in a bas relief.
Also featured are Owensboro canemaker Gary L. Hargis, and E. Lex Shipley
(1924 – 1993), a prolific painter whose works have been compared by art
critics to the German Expressionists.
The exhibition from the OMFA featuring works by contemporary Kentucky folk
artists is a component in the museum’s plans to establish a regional center
for the visual arts which shares exhibitions, programming and educational
resources with smaller museums and arts organizations throughout the region.
The reformatted museum will be known as the Western Kentucky Center for the
Visual Arts.
In addition to loaned exhibitions, the museum offers a broad menu of
educational programming to regional school systems.  Included is a library
of traveling suitcases call A Case for Art, featuring mini-exhibitions on a
variety of topics, such as the American frontier, Native American and
Appalachian Folk Art, and artistic traditions of Africa, Australia, Japan
and Spain.
Opportunities are available for teachers in regional school systems to
reserve the museum’s Young at Art Gallery for exhibitions of art produced in
their classes.  Teachers may make arrangements for use of the gallery by
contacting the museum and presenting a proposal of the number of works to be
displayed and the preferred exhibition dates.
The exhibition at St. Meinrad Archabbey’s Library Gallery will continue
through April 28.  The Archabbey is located at 200 Hill Drive in St.
Meinrad, Ind. and can be reached at 812-357-6398 or library@saintmeinrad.edu

Theatre Workshop of Owensboro Auditions @ The Empress Theater
Apr 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Theatre Workshop of Owensboro Auditions @ The Empress Theater | Owensboro | Kentucky | United States

Theatre Workshop of Owensboro will hold auditions for PINOCCHO, Monday, April 27 and Tuesday, April 28, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.  This is a youth production, and actors from kindergarten through 6th grade.  Auditions will he at THE EMPRESS, 418 Frederica Street, Owensboro, KY 42301.

For more information, please call 270.683.5333

Apr
29
Wed
53rd Annual Art Guild Juried Exhibition
Apr 29 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

The Owensboro Museum of Fine Art celebrates the works of local and regional artists who will compete for awards in a showcase of painting, sculpture, and mixed media in the Owensboro Art Guild’s 53rd Annual Juried Exhibition. One of the oldest continuing artists’ organizations in Kentucky, the guild promotes the works of Owensboro artists and is an advocacy organization promoting the importance of the visual arts to education and cultural tourism.

http://www.omfa.us

270-685-3181

Social Bridge Game @ Munday Activities Center
Apr 29 @ 10:00 am

Social bridge groups play each week at the Munday Activities Center.  Games begin at 10 a.m. every Tuesday and Wednesday in the card room.

Spirituality in Appalachian Folk Art Exhibition at St. Meinrad Archabbey @ St. Meinrad Archabbey
Apr 29 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Spirituality in Appalachian Folk Art, an exhibition of paintings and
sculpture from the permanent collection of the Owensboro Museum of Fine Art,
will open at St. Meinrad Archabbey’s Library Gallery, St. Meinrad, Ind.,
Sunday, March 15, at 3:00 p.m.
The exhibition presents two dozen works of art in a religious genre from the
museum’s extensive collection of American Folk Art.  Paintings depicting
biblical stories and events, complemented by miniature dioramas, walking
sticks and bas reliefs, represent the visual arts expressions of artists
working outside academic traditions.
The exhibition features some of Kentucky’s most celebrated naïve artists and
craftsmen, including members of three nationally prominent folk art
producing families, the Coopers, Lewises and Kinneys.
Among the artists are Ronald Cooper and his wife Jessie, who carve and paint
three-dimensional allegories of the temptations of mankind; Junior Lewis,
whose multi-figured sculpture depicts subjects such as The Last Supper and
David slaying Goliath;  and Carl McKenzie (1905 – 1988), who recreates the
story of Noah and the ark in a bas relief.
Also featured are Owensboro canemaker Gary L. Hargis, and E. Lex Shipley
(1924 – 1993), a prolific painter whose works have been compared by art
critics to the German Expressionists.
The exhibition from the OMFA featuring works by contemporary Kentucky folk
artists is a component in the museum’s plans to establish a regional center
for the visual arts which shares exhibitions, programming and educational
resources with smaller museums and arts organizations throughout the region.
The reformatted museum will be known as the Western Kentucky Center for the
Visual Arts.
In addition to loaned exhibitions, the museum offers a broad menu of
educational programming to regional school systems.  Included is a library
of traveling suitcases call A Case for Art, featuring mini-exhibitions on a
variety of topics, such as the American frontier, Native American and
Appalachian Folk Art, and artistic traditions of Africa, Australia, Japan
and Spain.
Opportunities are available for teachers in regional school systems to
reserve the museum’s Young at Art Gallery for exhibitions of art produced in
their classes.  Teachers may make arrangements for use of the gallery by
contacting the museum and presenting a proposal of the number of works to be
displayed and the preferred exhibition dates.
The exhibition at St. Meinrad Archabbey’s Library Gallery will continue
through April 28.  The Archabbey is located at 200 Hill Drive in St.
Meinrad, Ind. and can be reached at 812-357-6398 or library@saintmeinrad.edu

Apr
30
Thu
Highway 54 Yardsale @ Highway 54 through Daviess, Grayson, and Ohion Counties
Apr 30 – May 2 all-day
Highway 54 Yardsale @ Highway 54 through Daviess, Grayson, and Ohion Counties | Kentucky | United States

The sale will run down HWY 54 through
Daviess, Grayson and Ohio Counties
We want as many people as possible to participate!
Yard sale spots will be announced by
County on our Highway 54 Yard Sale FACEBOOK page.

Contact Connie Mattingly for more details at
270-256-3934

53rd Annual Art Guild Juried Exhibition
Apr 30 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

The Owensboro Museum of Fine Art celebrates the works of local and regional artists who will compete for awards in a showcase of painting, sculpture, and mixed media in the Owensboro Art Guild’s 53rd Annual Juried Exhibition. One of the oldest continuing artists’ organizations in Kentucky, the guild promotes the works of Owensboro artists and is an advocacy organization promoting the importance of the visual arts to education and cultural tourism.

http://www.omfa.us

270-685-3181

Trivia Night
Apr 30 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Get a team together and test your trivia skills.

For more information, contact Gambrinus at 270-685-5464.

May
1
Fri
Blue Bridge Music Festival @ RiverPark Center
May 1 – May 3 all-day
Blue Bridge Music Festival @ RiverPark Center | Owensboro | Kentucky | United States

Are you ready for your students to perform in a perfect acoustic environment? Our RiverPark Center houses Cannon Hall, built specifically for Concert performances. The home of our Owensboro Symphony Orchestra, everything is first rate for your students to enjoy and perform their best.

With a Wenger custom sound shell in place, your ensemble will sound its best for the performers, the audience and the judges.

Do you have small ensembles? We have a variety of venues that include great performance spaces for jazz bands, percussion, chamber orchestras and small ensembles .

All of this at a price significantly below the other competitive music festivals. Owensboro is ideally located within hours of any city in the Mid-South and Mid-West.

Best of all, Owensboro is a safe and student-friendly environment. You can travel without dealing with traffic, without safety issues and everything is just a short bus ride or walk away.

Complete your weekend at the Blue Bridge Music Festival with a rewarding trip to Holiday World.

Gameday USA – Baseball @ Panther Creek Park
May 1 – May 3 all-day
Owensboro Catholic Softball Invitational @ Jack Fisher Park
May 1 – May 2 all-day
53rd Annual Art Guild Juried Exhibition
May 1 @ 10:00 am – 7:00 pm

The Owensboro Museum of Fine Art celebrates the works of local and regional artists who will compete for awards in a showcase of painting, sculpture, and mixed media in the Owensboro Art Guild’s 53rd Annual Juried Exhibition. One of the oldest continuing artists’ organizations in Kentucky, the guild promotes the works of Owensboro artists and is an advocacy organization promoting the importance of the visual arts to education and cultural tourism.

http://www.omfa.us

270-685-3181

Friday Duplicate Bridge Club @ Munday Activities Center
May 1 @ 10:00 am

Description: Friday Duplicate Bridge Club meets each week at 10 a.m. at the Munday Activities Center. All duplicate players are welcome. For free bridge lessons, call 270-926-8979.

3rd Annual Teen Art Gallery @ Daviess County Public Library
May 1 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Teens can showcase their talents at the 3rd Annual Teen Art Gallery! We will have live music performed by teens and original artwork will be on display!

May
2
Sat
Owensboro Regional Farmer’s Market @ Owensboro Christian Church
May 2 @ 6:30 am – 12:00 pm
Owensboro Regional Farmer's Market @ Owensboro Christian Church | Owensboro | Kentucky | United States

The Market features locally grown produce, meats, eggs, flowers, baked goods and lots of surprises.  Taste the difference and support the local farmers!  SNAP/EBT, WIC and Senior Nutrition checks are welcome.

1st Week End Wonders @ Western Kentucky Botanical Garden
May 2 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
1st Week End Wonders @ Western Kentucky Botanical Garden | Owensboro | Kentucky | United States

This is volunteers getting together to maintain the Garden.  It’s a great opportunity for high schoolers to get volunteer hours too!

We need you!  Come help Garden with various chores!

Lite lunch provided.

Sutton Elementary School Derby Day @ Owensboro High School Rash Stadium
May 2 @ 9:00 am
The proceeds from the Derby Day 5K
will benefit Sutton Elementary School students.
The goal of this event is to strengthen families in our
school community and promote healthy living.
First Saturday “Flower Power” @ Western Kentucky Botanical Garden
May 2 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
First Saturday "Flower Power" @ Western Kentucky Botanical Garden | Owensboro | Kentucky | United States

Children Ages 6-10

COME TO THE GARDEN
FREE FOR CHILDREN, GRANDCHILDREN,
NIECES & NEPHEWS, NEIGHBORHOOD
FRIENDS OF THE GARDEN MEMBERS . . .

Preservation Station Market Days @ Preservation Station
May 2 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Over 120 vendors of antiques, vintage, and handcrafted items, live music, and food in a festive old school atmosphere!

Market Days takes place on the first weekend of every month- Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 12-5 p.m.

The Old School Salon is also open daily Tuesday-Friday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Saturdays from 10 a.m. – 3p.m.

Saturday Morning Live @ Daviess County Public Library
May 2 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Self-guided fun and educational activities with a focus on literacy and school readiness.

 

Spring Hike @ Yellow Creek Park
May 2 @ 10:00 am
Spring Hike @ Yellow Creek Park | Owensboro | Kentucky | United States

Local naturalist Obbie Todd will serve as guide on a Spring Nature Hike starting at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 2, at Yellow Creek Park. Everyone is welcome. The two-hour hike will proceed at a leisurely pace with opportunities to learn about plants, trees and wildlife nature to the Daviess County area. Those attending may take a picnic lunch to be enjoyed along the trail. The hike is sponsored by the Kentucky Rough Riders. For more information, visithttp://kyroughriders.wix.com/theodoreroosevelt or contact Lora Wimsatt at kyroughriders@gmail.com or 270-316-0192.

Festival of Flowers @ Trunnells's Farm Market
May 2 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Festival of Flowers @ Trunnells's Farm Market | Utica | Kentucky | United States

A weekend of flowers and fun. Trunnell’s will be blooming with color during this Festival. This festival will excite the entire family! Our guests can watch and learn about planting beautiful containers of flowers or how to start a backyard garden. 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, meet baby animals at the Animal Barnyard, master the Rope and Tile Maze, have their face painted, or take a ride on a pony. Families will have a blast mining for gems, fossils, and arrowheads in the Mining Sluice Adventure. “Absolutely Farmtastic Fun!”

Animal Barnyard: 11:00AM – 4:00OPM
Party Ponies: 11:00AM – 4:00PM
Outdoor Container Gardening: 12:00PM & 3:00PM
Backyard Gardening: 1:00PM & 4:00PM
Savory Sampling: 1:00PM – 4:00PM

FESTIVAL ADMISSION

Cost: $7/child (includes Family Fun Acre, Animal Barnyard, Create a Grasshead or Paint a Pot, and more)
FREE admission for adults and children 12 months and under
All gardening demonstration classes are FREE!

53rd Annual Art Guild Juried Exhibition
May 2 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The Owensboro Museum of Fine Art celebrates the works of local and regional artists who will compete for awards in a showcase of painting, sculpture, and mixed media in the Owensboro Art Guild’s 53rd Annual Juried Exhibition. One of the oldest continuing artists’ organizations in Kentucky, the guild promotes the works of Owensboro artists and is an advocacy organization promoting the importance of the visual arts to education and cultural tourism.

http://www.omfa.us

270-685-3181

Sunset Cruisers Cruise-In @ Downtown
May 2 @ 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Mays theme will be MOPAR Enter 3rd and Allen Streets
Shopping, Restaurants, Door Prizes, and the KY Motor Sports Hall of Fame
contact Steve 270-313-6136, Aaron 313-0070, or Joe 315-4265
Facebook, kycruisers.com, or e-mail sunset_cruisers@aol.com

May
3
Sun
Preservation Station Market Days @ Preservation Station
May 3 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Over 120 vendors of antiques, vintage, and handcrafted items, live music, and food in a festive old school atmosphere!

Market Days takes place on the first weekend of every month- Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 12-5 p.m.

The Old School Salon is also open daily Tuesday-Friday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Saturdays from 10 a.m. – 3p.m.

53rd Annual Art Guild Juried Exhibition
May 3 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The Owensboro Museum of Fine Art celebrates the works of local and regional artists who will compete for awards in a showcase of painting, sculpture, and mixed media in the Owensboro Art Guild’s 53rd Annual Juried Exhibition. One of the oldest continuing artists’ organizations in Kentucky, the guild promotes the works of Owensboro artists and is an advocacy organization promoting the importance of the visual arts to education and cultural tourism.

http://www.omfa.us

270-685-3181

May
4
Mon
KHSAA 3rd Region Tennis Tournament @ Moreland Park
May 4 – May 9 all-day

KHSAA 3rd Region Tennis Tournament

Owensboro Duplicate Bridge Club @ Chase Bank
May 4 @ 6:30 pm

Description:  Games are open to all duplicate players.

May
5
Tue
53rd Annual Art Guild Juried Exhibition
May 5 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

The Owensboro Museum of Fine Art celebrates the works of local and regional artists who will compete for awards in a showcase of painting, sculpture, and mixed media in the Owensboro Art Guild’s 53rd Annual Juried Exhibition. One of the oldest continuing artists’ organizations in Kentucky, the guild promotes the works of Owensboro artists and is an advocacy organization promoting the importance of the visual arts to education and cultural tourism.

http://www.omfa.us

270-685-3181

Social Bridge Game @ Munday Activities Center
May 5 @ 10:00 am

Social bridge groups play each week at the Munday Activities Center.  Games begin at 10 a.m. every Tuesday and Wednesday in the card room.

Bluegrass On The Banks @ River Overlook
May 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Bluegrass On The Banks @ River Overlook | Owensboro | Kentucky | United States

Free event, everyone come enjoy the fun and great entertainment!

Jeff Hardesty and Randy Lanham featured artists for the event!