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Moon and Shannon Wetzel

Owensboro-Daviess County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau Executive Director Shannon Wetzel and I had the chance to visit about all the things to do this weekend and over the next few days after. So much to do in the O.

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Owensboro Boat & Recreation Show

February 27-March 2 – 1-9pm, Thurs & Fri, 10am-9pm Sat, 10am-6pm Sun

Pro-Tech Marine brings the Owensboro Boat & Recreation Show to the new Owensboro Convention Center. Featuring vendors and hundreds of boats, engines and boating-related products, recreational boaters will be able to browse everything they need for summer water activities. 270-687-8800 http://www.owensboro-conventioncenter.com

“Forever Plaid”

February 27-March 2 – 7:30 pm (27-Mar 1) 2 pm (2)

Where: RiverPark Center, 101 Daviess Street

A quartet of high-school chums dreams of recording an album end in a collision with a bus filled with Catholic schoolgirls on their way to see the Beatles’ American debut on The Ed Sullivan Show. The play begins with the Plaids returning from the afterlife for one final chance at musical glory. The songs they sing during the course of the musical include: “Three Coins in the Fountain”; “Undecided”; “Gotta Be This or That”; “Moments to Remember”; “Crazy ‘Bout Ya, Baby”; “No, Not Much”; “Sixteen Tons”; “Chain Gang”; “Perfidia”; “Cry”; “Heart and Soul”; “Lady of Spain”; “Scotland the Brave”; “Shangri-La”; “Rags to Riches”; and “Love is a Many-Splendored Thing”.

HANDing Back with Jason Koger

March 1 – 7 pm

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

To gratefully acknowledge and show appreciation for all the assistance and support provided by the community after his accident six years ago, Jason Koger & Family would like to invite the community to an evening of celebration and thank you. HANDing Back will be filled with special guests looking forward to meeting our unique and caring community. To date, actor Peter Weller, NHRA Racer Reggie Showers, County Music artist Billy Dawson, and Model/Speaker Beka Marie are scheduled. All proceeds will benefit local charities. $10 admission fee. http://www.JasonKoger.com

Indoor Softball

March 1-2 – All Day

Where: The Next Level, 105 Carlton Drive

Indoor softball tournaments

Kentucky High School State Hockey Tournament

March 1-2 – All Day

Where: Edge Ice Arena, 1400 Hickman Avenue

Hockey tournaments

Saturday Morning Live

March 1 • 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

River City Festival of Films

March 1 – 10:30 am-6 pm

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

The festival gives local filmmakers a viable venue to screen their work to the community and be recognized for their efforts. Donations from the festival will be given to New Beginnings Sexual Assault Services, a local charity organization. All festival events are free and open to the public; however donations are accepted for the charity. Year three marks a mile stone as we have three special guests joining our event. Peter Weller (Robocop, Star Trek: Into Darkness, Sons of Anarchy) will be our special celebrity guest. The festival also welcomes Dave Shuffett, host of the popular KET series Kentucky Life and Kentucky Collectables, who will conduct a seminar on television production and discuss his new book ‘My Kentucky Life’. Lastly WWE fans will have the opportunity to meet Sir Mo, most famous for the World Wrestling Entertainment World Tag Team Championship with Mabel as a part of “Men on a Mission” from 1993 to 1996.

 Junior League Charity Ball 2014

March 1 – 6-10 pm

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

One of the most prestigious fundraisers in our community, the Junior League Charity Ball is an exciting evening of elegance, tradition, and just plain fun! Fantastic food kicks off the evening followed by great music for dancing the night away. You’ll find wonderful bargains during the expansive silent auction and you’ll be dazzled with the pageantry of presenting the young Junior Hostesses and Hosts. The Charity Ball is a wonderful way to socialize, to celebrate the success of the Junior League’s mission, and to support the League’s efforts to improve our community through their volunteerism and leadership. or more information or to receive an invitation, please email info@jlowensboro.org.

 3rd Region High School Basketball Tournaments

March 2-8 – All Day

Where: Owensboro Sports Center, 1215 Hickman Avenue

Basketball tournaments.

 Owensboro Symphony Chorus “An Evening of George Gershwin”

March 3-4 – 7 pm

Where: Settle Memorial United Methodist Church, 206 E. 2nd Street

Reservations are now being accepted for the Owensboro Symphony Chorus annual dinner concerts. This year’s theme is “An Evening of George Gershwin.” Nicholas Palmer will conduct, and Diane Earle will be pianist. The programs will take place Monday and Tuesday, March 3 and 4, at 7:00 p.m. at Settle Memorial United Methodist Renewal and Outreach Center (ROC). The chorus will perform beloved songs by George and Ira Gershwin such as “Summertime”, “Someone to Watch Over Me”, “I Got Rhythm”, “Embraceable You”, and others. Tickets are $20 and must be purchased in advanced, as seating is limited. Reservations may be made by calling 684-0661.

 Bluegrass Jam
March 6 – 6-9 pm

Where: International Bluegrass Music Museum, 117 Daviess Street

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. http://www.bluegrassmuseum.org

 Homebuilders Association of Owensboro Home & Garden Show

March 7-9 – 5-8 pm Fri, 10am-7pm Sat, 12-4pm Sun

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

Shake off the cold of winter and plan spring and summer projects for your home. The show offers exhibitors the opportunity to present their products and services directly to homeowners in over 30,000 square feet of displays. 270-687-8800, http://www.owensborocenter.com

 The Ronnie McDowell Show

March 7 – 7:30 pm

Where: RiverPark Center, 101 Daviess Street

Performer Ronnie McDowell headlines this country music show at RiverPark Center, with special guests T. Graham Brown, Billy Joe Royal and Scott Lindsey. For tickets and more information, contact 270-687-2787. http://www.riverparkcenter.com

 USSSA Baseball

March 8-9 – All Day

Where: The Next Level, 105 Carlton Drive

Indoor baseball tournaments.

 Saturday Morning Live

March 8 • 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

 Murder High Reunion

March 8 – 6:30 pm

Where: Pangea Center, 1320 Carter Road

It’s Class Reunion Season, and Pangea offers a very special Owensboro Murder Mystery show for you and your classmates. This 70/80′s Class Reunion Murder Mystery features local band, Airline Blonde. For reservations, call 270-316-9102.

 Owensboro Ballroom Dance Club St. Pat’s Dance

March 8 – 7:30 pm

Where: Kentucky National Guard Armory, 3300 Tamarack Road

Semi-formal St. Patrick’s Day dance. For more information, contact Ellen at 270-314-3731. http://www.obrdc.com

 Broadway at RiverPark “Disney’s Beauty & The Beast”

March 9 – 3 pm

Where: RiverPark Center, 101 Daviess Street

Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, the smash hit Broadway musical, is coming to Owensboro! Based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature film, this eye-popping spectacle has won the hearts of over 35 million people worldwide. This classic musical love story is filled with unforgettable characters, lavish sets and costumes, and dazzling production numbers including “Be Our Guest” and the beloved title song. 270-687-2787 http://www.riverparkcenter.com

 

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