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Summer 2023 events

Have an event you’d like to share? Sweet Owen Magazine accepts event listings free of charge from civic groups, volunteer organizations, churches, clubs, etc. Send your event and a brief description to editor@sweetowenmag.com by 4 p.m., June 30, 2023, for the fall (September-November) edition.


Friday, June 9

2 p.m., Mystery Book Club at the Owen County Public Library

Discussing “Darkness My Old Friend” by Lisa Unger. Pick up July’s book, “X,” by Sue Grafton. This group meets at 2 p.m. on the second Friday of each month.


Friday, June 9-Saturday, June 11

Big Kahuna Shoot at Elk Creek Hunt Club & Resort

The Big Kahuna returns to Elk Creek Hunt Club & Resort, 1860 Georgetown Road, Owenton. The main event features 200 targets; dinner and live music on Saturday. National Sporting Clays Association sanctioned event.


Saturday, June 10

3 p.m., Miss Teen/Pre-Teen/Miss Owen County Fair/Miss Owen County Pageants

Owen County 4-H Fair & Horse Show pageants will take place at Maurice Bowling Middle School. Entry is $5. Little Prince/Princess/Little Miss (Local)/Little Miss/Little Mister pageants will be held during fair week at the fairgrounds.


Tuesday, June 13

12:30 p.m., Owen County Retired Teachers Meeting

The Owen County Retired Teachers will meet at the Owenton First Christian Church Fellowship Hall.

1-2 p.m., Tea Time in Kentucky

Join the Owen County Public Library at the Owen County Senior Center, 118 N. Main, Owenton, to discuss the history of tea from the frontier of Kentucky to the tea rooms in the cities. Decorate a tea box to take home, along with a few tea bags of your favorite tea. Everyone welcome.

3:30-4:30 p.m., Owen County Public Library Bookmobile at Jonesville Methodist Church

5-6 p.m., Owen County Public Library Bookmobile at Poplar Grove Baptist Church

Wednesday, June 14

Flag Day


Thursday, June 15

10 a.m., Yoga with Amy at the Owen County Public Library

Join instructor Amy Martin from northern Kentucky as she returns to lead yoga practice. This class is for all ability levels. She is able to suggest modifications.

11 a.m., Walk Away the Pounds at the Owen County Public Library

Walk in place to the Leslie Sansone 30-minute walking video in the spacious meeting room. Walking with friends makes the time pass faster. This event repeats at 11 a.m. every Thursday.


Friday, June 16

6-10 p.m., Caileen Tallant at Elk Creek Vineyards

Singer/songwriter Caileen Tallant performs live music at Elk Creek Vineyards, 150 Hwy. 330, Owenton, KY 40359.


Saturday, June 17

10 a.m.-2 p.m., Mayberry Day

For more information, see page 17.

6-10 p.m., Kyle Armitage at Elk Creek Vineyards

Kyle Armitage performs live at Elk Creek Vineyards, 150 Hwy. 330, Owenton, KY 40359.


Sunday, June 18

Father’s Day


Monday, June 19

10 a.m., Stretch & Strengthen at the Owen County Public Library

Feel strong, pain-free and balanced after completing the workout. Follow KET personality Miranda Esmonde-White on the big screen for this class. No difficult moves. Appropriate for everyone. This event repeats at 10 a.m. every Monday.


Tuesday, June 20

Painting 101 at the Owen County Public Library

Learn basic painting techniques. Beginners are always welcome! Reserve your space at 502-484-3450.


Wednesday, June 21

4:30-8:30 p.m., Longest Day of Play

Join the Three Rivers District Health Department for its Longest Day of Play event at the Owen County Fairgrounds, 355 Ellis Road, Owenton. Activities include bubbles, face paint, cornhole, Kona Ice, and more. A “Fastest Kid in Town” race will begin at 8 p.m.


Thursday, June 22

3-4 p.m., Owen County Public Library Bookmobile at New Columbus Baptist Church

4:30-5:30 p.m., Owen County Public Library Bookmobile at Elk Lake Resort


Friday, June 23

7-9 p.m., Owen County Swim Night

Owen County families are invited to come, relax and enjoy a fun summer activity at no cost. Event will be held at the Juniper Hill Family Aquatic Center, 800 Louisville Rd., Frankfort, KY 40601. Please RSVP to the Owen County Drug Prevention Coalition, 859-512-7270.


Tuesday, June 27

2-3 p.m., Owen County Public Library Bookmobile at Perry Park Resort

4-5 p.m., Owen County Public Library Bookmobile at Eagle Creek Resort


Thursday, June 29

1 p.m., Teen Scene: Clay Creations at the Owen County Public Library

Using air-drying clay, make vases, pots and sculptures. Learn techniques for improving your 3D clay creations. For middle schoolers and up.


Saturday, July 1-Saturday, July 8

Owen County 4-H Fair & Horse Show at the Owen County Park & Fairgrounds

For more information and a complete schedule of events, visit www.owencountyfairboard.com.


Tuesday, July 4

Independence Day


Friday, July 7

Noon, Books@Noon at the Owen County Public Library

If you love reading a variety of books, this is the club for you. The group meets on the first Friday of each month and all are welcome.

Tuesday, July 11

1 p.m., Bridge at the Owen County Public Library

This informal group of Bridge enthusiasts invites you to join them no matter your skill level. They are always looking for a fourth, and enjoy introducing the game to new players. This event repeats at 1 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month.


Friday, July 21-Saturday, July 22

8 p.m., Wide Open No Fear Rodeo

The Wide Open No Fear Rodeo returns for two special nights at the Owen County Fairgrounds, 355 Ellis Road, Owenton. For more information, see page 18, and visit www.wideopennofear.com.


Monday, July 31

6 p.m., Owen County Homemakers Craft Club: Diamond Art at the Owen County Cooperative Extension Office

The cost is $4 (cash or check only). Register by Monday, July 24, by calling 502-484-5703.


Friday, Aug. 4

6-9 p.m., Food Truck Friday

Food Truck Friday returns to the Owen County Courthouse Square for an evening of fun, food, and music by Lauren Mink and Dale Adams.


Thursday, Aug. 3-Sunday, Aug. 6

127 Yard Sale


Friday, Aug. 11

6-9 p.m., Alicia New at Elk Creek Vineyards

Alicia New performs live at Elk Creek Vineyards, 150 Hwy. 330, Owenton, KY 40359.


Saturday, Aug. 12

6-9 p.m., John Horan at Elk Creek Vineyards

John Horan performs live at Elk Creek Vineyards, 150 Hwy. 330, Owenton, KY 40359.


Friday, Aug. 18-Sunday, Aug. 20

2023 Kentucky State Sporting Clays Championship at Elk Creek Hunt Club

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