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Kentucky Opry Talent Search

Where:  Draffenville

When:  January 17, 2015 thru April 4, 2015

Contact:  270-527-3869

The music director of the Kentucky Opry is always looking for talented performers of all ages to be guests in the Friday and Saturday night Opry shows. If you do well in the talent search, and the audience likes you, chances are you will be asked to come back as a guest! Coaching lessons offered for performers who want to be better prepared for the contest. Every Saturday Night, 7:30 P.M. Rehearsals with the BAND Thursday nights, 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm on a first come first serve basis. Adult $16, Senior $15, Student $10, Child $7.50.

Carter Robertson Concert

Where:  Grand Rivers

When:  April 4, 2015

Contact:  888-362-4223

From 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. come see Carter Robertson in concert. Here's what people are saying about this live event. "This is a 'Must see to believe' modern -day fairy tale. Don't miss this combination of musical genius with a story to tell. You'll laugh, cry, and be moved to a different level of perspective." Jessi Colter Jennings, iconic singer, songwriter and entertainer "...From her humble beginnings into the upper echelon of the Country Rock pantheon, Carter's story keeps you hanging on every good-hearted word." Shooter Jennings, Artist, Singer, Songwriter, Entertainer Reserve seating. Call the box office at 888-362-4223.

Patti's 1880's Settlement Easter Egg Hunt

Where:  Grand Rivers

When:  April 4, 2015

Contact:  270-362-8844

From 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Patti's 1880's Settlement will hide thousands of eggs and gives away many prizes. This is a don't miss event for the kids. For reservations in Patti's Restaurant or for more information call: 888-736-2515 or 270-362-8844.

Easter Brunch

Where:  Grand Rivers

When:  April 5, 2015

Contact:  270-362-4444

The exclusive Commonwealth Yacht Club in Grand Rivers Green Turtle Bay Resort is open for the public for Easter Sunday starting at 10:00 a.m. It is a perfect time to enjoy family, friends, and a wonderful brunch overlooking the majestic Lake Barkley. Adults entry is $22 and Children under 12 are $11. Reservations are 270-362-4444. Some of the menu features are Ham Carving Pot Roast and carrots, Chicken Teriyaki, Pasta Bake, Corn, Green Beans, Hash browns, cheese eggs, biscuits and gravy.

Bluegrass Productions Top Gun Car Show Series Cruise-In

Where:  Grand Rivers

When:  April 11, 2015

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From 4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. the Cruise-ins are open to all cars, trucks, tractors, and motorcycles. All makes, Models, and years of any kind are welcome to join in the fun. Entertainment, music, fun for the entire family. This is a free event with no charge to attendees or cars. Cruise-Ins take place on JH O'Bryan Ave (First KY Bank parking lot, Tourism office lot, IGA lot) , on the Second Saturday of the month, April - September, 2015. Visit www.topguncarshows.com for more information.

Always...Patsy Cline at The Badgett Playhouse

Where:  Grand Rivers

When:  April 11, 2015

Contact:  888-362-4223

This musical play, complete with down home country humor & true emotion, includes many of Cline's unforgettable hits such as "Crazy", "I Fall to Pieces" & "Sweet Dreams"...27 songs in all. The show's title was inspired by Cline's letters to fan Louise Seger, which were consistently signed "Love ALWAYS... Patsy Cline." Reserve Seating. Call the box office at 888-362-4223 to purchase tickets. Come see the Patsy Cline show from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Green Turtle Bay Spring Boat Show

Where:  Grand Rivers

When:  April 10, 2015 thru April 12, 2015

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Green Turtle Bay Yacht Sales Annual Spring In-Water Boat Show. Over 5 million dollar inventory in quality pre-owned vessels on display. Special Condo Packages available for Boat Show weekend. Check out the Green Turtle Bay Website for more information and to view the inventory of boats for sale. Showing will be held at 263 Green Turtle Bay, in Grand Rivers.

Spring Break Scavenger Hunt

Where:  New Johnsonville

When:  April 1, 2015 thru April 18, 2015

Contact:  931-535-2789

Pick up your list and check it twice as you search the welcome center to see just what you can find. Work together as a family and turn in your scavenger hunt for fabulous prizes! Ideal for home educators. Welcome Center Hours: 10:00 a.m - 4:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday. 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Sunday.

Johnsonville Union Artillery Garrison Spring Living History Event

Where:  New Johnsonville

When:  April 18, 2015

Contact:  931-535-2789

The roar of Civil War cannons will again echo through the hollows of Johnsonville State Historic Park as the park hosts its annual spring artillery garrison. Join us as Union troops demonstrate camp life, military drill, civil war cooking and the role of the artillery and its destructive power as it was used during the Civil War and at the Battle of Johnsonville on November 4, 1864. Free admission.

Camden Cruse In

Where:  Camden

When:  April 25, 2015

Contact:  (731) 234-0762

Camden Cruise In presented by the Legend Cruisers Car Club. Starts at 4:00 pm. Bring your classic ride! Free admission and free entry! Door prizes, music, and concessions! Located at the Camden Court Square.

True Course Captains Licensing Classes

Where:  Grand Rivers

When:  April 9, 2015 thru April 25, 2015

Contact:  800-498-0428

Obtain your U.S.C.G. Inland Waterways Captain's License at Green Turtle Bay Resort through True Course Captain's Licensing Classes. Certified instructor will be teaching and U.S.C.G. test given on site. Various courses begin the weekend of April 9, and run through April 25th. Green Turtle Bay Resort has special condo rates for those attending classes, call 800-498-0428 to book.

KLSC Riddle Cup Sailing Rengatta

Where:  Grand Rivers

When:  April 25, 2015

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Kentucky Lake Sailing Club cordially invites you and your crew to the 2015 Riddle Cup Regatta- 50K race. Regatta will be held on Kentucky Lake at Lighthouse Landing Marina. For classes, registration and details visit www.klsc.net Schedule: Registration Friday, 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Social and dinner to follow the Friday registration and is open to all registered racers and club members. Mandatory Skippers meeting Saturday, 8:00 A.M. Race starts at 9:00 A.M. Saturday, or as soon as possible. Awards will be presented Saturday evening at Lighthouse Landing Resort and Marina.

Events of April 1865 Civil War Film Series

Where:  New Johnsonville

When:  April 4, 2015 thru April 25, 2015

Contact:  931-535-2789

Showtimes: 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m. April-4 - The Siege of Petersburg. April-11 - Honor Answers Honor at Appomattox Court House. April-18 - The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln. April-25 - Civil War Sabotage? The Sinking of the Sultana.

Bluegrass Nights at The Kentucky Opry

Where:  Draffenville

When:  February 6, 2015 thru May 1, 2015

Contact:  270-527-3869

Jackson Purchase Friends of Bluegrass are dedicated to preserving and promoting Bluegrass Music in mid-America. Jackson Purchase Friends of Bluegrass and the Kentucky Opry bring you Bluegrass Night the on 1st Friday night of every month. This is a FREE SHOW featuring local & Regional Bluegrass groups. Donations are taken in a "Pass the Hat" style.

Big Sandy Spring Festival

Where:  Big Sandy

When:  May 22, 2015 thru May 23, 2015

Contact:  (731) 593-3213

Come see the Spring Festival at Big Sandy. On Friday, TR Crooks will be performing. On Saturday, there will be a parade, car show, fireworks, live music, the Shuttle Train, and a petting zoo.

Southern Gospel Nights at The Kentucky Opry

Where:  Draffenville

When:  February 20, 2015 thru September 18, 2015

Contact:  270-527-3869

We are bringing back that great Southern Gospel to the Kentucky Opry! We call it SOUTHERN NIGHTS! Featuring some great bands, groups, and soloists and NEW young talent. There is No Admission, but a love offering donation will be taken for the groups. 2015 Schedule: Feb 20 - John Dorris & Glad Heart Mar 20 - Hwy 22 Special Guest -Kate Prince Apr 17 - Four fold Quartet May 15 - The Rices Sept 18 - The Stone Family



Coyote
Photo by Melodie Cunningham

This coyote stares down a local photographer in the Land Between The Lakes area. Coyotes are quite common in this region.