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Kaleidoscope book fair: Kaleidoscope is hosting a Book Fair and Arts Day from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday (Sept. 27) at Barnes & Noble on Campbell Lane for youth and adults of all ages. Featured workshops, hosted by the staff of Kaleidoscope, include: Dance, Drumming, Creative Writing, Visual Arts and Book Making. A portion of the proceeds from all book sales will go toward Kaleidoscope’s Big Give Challenge from Barnes & Noble. A Kaleidoscope Showcase is scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday (Sept. 30) at the Capitol Arts Center. Come help us celebrate youth and community through the arts!

Business college lecture: Dan Hancock, vice president of global engineering for GM Powertrain, will lecture at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday (Oct. 1) at Grise Hall Auditorium. Hancock represents GM Powertrain on GM’s North American Strategy Board. He is Chairman of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Foundation Board of Trustees and served as President of the International Federation of Automotive Engineering Societies (FISITA) from 2004 to 2006. The lecture is hosted by the Gordon Ford College of Business.

International Festival: The Bowling Green International Festival is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday (Sept. 27) on Circus Square in downtown Bowling Green. Two stages and multiple performance areas will feature music and dance from a wide variety of cultures. During the festival, the WKU SIFE (Students in Free Enterprise) Team will be selling baskets made by the Women’s Basket Cooperatives living in the rural villages of Kasigau, Kenya. The profits from basket sales are returned to the Kenyan group to help pay for children’s school fees, various health care needs, daily necessities and other needs. SIFE Team members will be selling baskets from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday in Bowling Green and from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday at Hopkinsville’s fall festival.

Theatre performance: The Department of Theatre and Dance will present “The Real Inspector Hound” Thursday-Tuesday (Sept. 25-30) at the Russell H. Miller Theatre in the Ivan Wilson Fine Arts Center. The Tom Stoppard play, directed by David Young, will be performed at 8 p.m. Sept. 25-27 and Sept. 29-30 with a 3 p.m. matinee on Sept. 28. Admission is $10 for adults and $8 for students and senior citizens. The play follows two feuding theatre critics who are swept into the murder mystery they are viewing. For reservations, call (270) 745-3121.

Children’s theatre: The Department of Theatre and Dance opens its 35th Children’s Theatre Season with “The Imaginators.” Show times are 4 p.m. Friday (Sept. 26), 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday (Sept. 27) and 3 p.m. Sunday (Sept. 28). Admission is $2 for children under 12, $3 for 12 and above. For information, call (270) 745-5845.

Kaleidoscope Fall Showcase: Kaleidoscope, a community youth arts program, will host its Fall Showcase Event, highlighting the music, poetry, dance, videography and drama projects of Kaleidoscope youth at 7 p.m. Tuesday (Sept. 30) at the Capitol Arts Theatre. Kaleidoscope’s Biggest Giver from its fundraising activities over the past few months will be announced. Tickets are $5 for adults and free for all students. Tickets are available at the Kaleidoscope Studios on 1350 Durbin Drive and at the WKU ALIVE Center for Community Partnerships at 1818 31W Bypass.

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