Social distancing is key to help slow the spread of Covid-19, and we highly encourage people to embrace the philosophy that staying in is the new going out. Here are a few ways to virtually experience some of what BGKY has to offer — mostly from the comfort of your home.
Eat Local and then learn about BGKY
Many area restaurants are offering curbside, delivery and carryout options. Please continue to support these local businesses, because once visitors are returning, our community will need these unique offerings. Click here for a list of just some of the restaurants who are open — carryout a meal to share with your family or purchase a gift card for later.
While you’re eating, take a break from binge watching your favorite TV shows or movies to check out a recent episode of KET’s Downstream featuring Bowling Green. It’s a great way to learn about area businesses and attractions — some that you can visit virtually while we social distance, and others (like White Squirrel Brewery, Preservation Tasting Room, Blue Holler Brew Supplies and Traveler’s Cellar Winery) are still offering carryout or curbside services. Traveler's Cellar also launched its Virtual Vino wine tasting series on Facebook.
Experience the Vettecademy
The National Corvette Museum is offering an amazing educational experience that you and your family can watch. Head over to the NCM's Facebook page to watch its Vettecademy sessions, which are posted at 10am, Monday-Friday. Topics to date have included the different generations of Corvettes, the February 2014 Sinkhole, and how to change tires. An adjacent series, Fully Vetted, which takes a deeper look at Corvettes geared toward adults, will be posted on Tuesdays and Thursdays on the museum's website.
Hop on board a virtual train
The Historic RailPark & Train Museum is also launching a video series. Episodes of Beyond the Rails, hosted by Conductor Cory, will be posted on the RailPark's Facebook page every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday morning. Hear some amazing stories about railroad history.
Take a virtual yoga class
Virtually visit Aviation Heritage Park and Kentucky Museum
Though Aviation Heritage Park is closed to the public, the organization’s wonderful website is a great place to learn about area aviators and the planes they flew. This is a great resource for families looking to supplement their schooling-from-home plans throughout the week.
The Kentucky Museum at WKU also offers great learning opportunities and virtual tours through its Virtual Connection hub. Student docents offer virtual tours of several exhibits, including one of our favorites, Recommended by Duncan Hines. Other Kentucky Museum resources include children's activities, online exhibits and photo galleries.
Take advantage of the Warren County Public Library
Though the WCPL is closed to the public, you can still access many of its wonderful services. Head over to the library's At Home landing page for a variety of resources, including story time opportunities and activities for both students of all ages and adults. The library is also offering daily story time and yoga classes on Facebook.
Stream great music
Tidball’s is streaming some of its upcoming scheduled shows as part of a new #insideout series. This Saturday, March 28, features Bowling Green-based The Josephines and can be streamed on the venue’s Facebook page.
What is better than a puppy to help lift your spirits? The Bowling Green Hot Rods have added Turbo, a Golden Retriever/bat dog, to their roster. If you keep up with the Hot Rods on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, you’ll be able to follow his progress — and see some pretty adorable videos. Turbo even has his own Twitter and Instagram accounts!
Area businesses and attractions are being creative with their social media and websites — take this time at home to virtually explore what BGKY has to offer.