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NOTE: Due to the US Government Shutdown, all scheduled eagle van tours (except for the yacht cruises) are cancelled. If funding is restored, events may be rescheduled. Call (270) 924-2020 for the latest status update.

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Where:  Murray - CFSB Center - 1401 KY-121

When:  January 24, 2019 - 8:00 p.m.

Contact:  (270) 809-3000

Catch the Murray State men's basketball team at the CFSB Center in Murray, Kentucky. For tickets, call (270) 809-3000. Watch on ESPNU.

Where:  Murray - CFSB Center - 1401 KY-121

When:  January 26, 2019 - 7:00 p.m.

Contact:  (270) 809-3000

Catch the Murray State men's basketball team at the CFSB Center in Murray, Kentucky. For tickets, call (270) 809-3000. Watch on ESPN+.

Where:  LBL - Golden Pond Visitor's Center - 238 Visitor Center Dr, Golden Pond

When:  January 27, 2019 - 2:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Contact:  270-924-2020

NOTE: Due to the US Government Shutdown, this event will not occur. If funding is restored, this event may be rescheduled. Call (270) 924-2020 for the latest status update.

$15 per person. Registration limited. Reservation & full deposit required. Call 270-924-2020 to reserve your space. Dress for the weather and bring binoculars. Moderate walking may be required.

Winter is peak season for bald eagle viewing in Land Between the Lakes! Both our year-round resident eagles and visiting winter "snowbirds" are out looking for fish around the lakes. Join this van tour to discover favorite bays, shorelines, and roosting spots of bald eagles. We'll search for these majestic birds, as they soar through the sky and perch in the trees, and maybe even catch one in action hunting for fish! Our naturalists will help you spot eagles and other wildlife, as well as zoom in with spotting scopes for a closer look.

Where:  LBL - North Welcome Station - 1820 The Trace, Grand Rivers

When:  February 2, 2019 - 9:00 a.m. to Noon

Contact:  270-924-2020

$15 per person. Registration limited. Reservation & full deposit required. Call 270-924-2020 to reserve your space. Dress for the weather and bring binoculars. Moderate walking may be required.

Discover favorite bays, shorelines, and roosting spots of bald eagles on the north end of Land Between the Lakes. We'll search for these majestic birds both in and outside of LBL visiting one of the local dams as the eagles soar through the sky and perch in the trees, and maybe even catch one in action hunting for fish! We'll help you spot eagles in the field and zoom in for closer looks with spotting scopes.

Where:  LBL - North Welcome Station - 1820 The Trace, Grand Rivers

When:  February 2, 2019 - 2:00 to 5:30 p.m.

Contact:  270-924-2020

$15 per person. Registration limited. Reservation & full deposit required. Call 270-924-2020 to reserve your space. Dress for the weather and bring binoculars. Moderate walking may be required.

Discover favorite bays, shorelines, and roosting spots of bald eagles on the north end of Land Between the Lakes. We'll search for these majestic birds both in and outside of LBL visiting one of the local dams as the eagles soar through the sky and perch in the trees, and maybe even catch one in action hunting for fish! We'll help you spot eagles in the field and zoom in for closer looks with spotting scopes.

Where:  LBL - Homeplaces 1850s - 4512 The Trace, Dover

When:  February 2, 2019 - 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Contact:  (270) 924-2020

1-2:30pm - Fort Henry Anniversary Program
3-4pm - Fort Henry Anniversary Walk (weather dependent)
$5/$3 Registration limited. Call 270-924-2020 to reserve your space. Registration and full deposit required. Invited historian: Susan 'Ski' Witzofsky 156 years ago, Land Between the Rivers was bracing for war. Confederate forces occupied Fort Henry with federal forces moving up the Tennessee River. In The Homeplace theater, through period images and maps, learn about Fort Henry, its impact on the Civil War, and its legacy. Later, gather at Fort Henry Trail Parking area for a guided walk and relive the siege.

Where:  LBL - Golden Pond Visitor's Center - 238 Visitor Center Dr, Golden Pond

When:  February 3, 2019 - 1:00 to 4:30 p.m.

Contact:  270-924-2020

$15 per person. Registration limited. Reservation & full deposit required. Call 270-924-2020 to reserve your space. Dress for the weather and bring binoculars. Moderate walking may be required.

Winter is peak season for bald eagle viewing in Land Between the Lakes! Both our year-round resident eagles and visiting winter "snowbirds" are out looking for fish around the lakes. Join this van tour to discover favorite bays, shorelines, and roosting spots of bald eagles. We'll search for these majestic birds, as they soar through the sky and perch in the trees, and maybe even catch one in action hunting for fish! Our naturalists will help you spot eagles and other wildlife, as well as zoom in with spotting scopes for a closer look.

Where:  Murray - CFSB Center - 1401 KY-121

When:  February 7, 2019 - 7:00 p.m.

Contact:  (270) 809-3000

Catch the Murray State men's basketball team at the CFSB Center in Murray, Kentucky. For tickets, call (270) 809-3000. Watch on ESPN+.

Where:  Murray - CFSB Center - 1401 KY-121

When:  February 9, 2019 - 7:00 p.m.

Contact:  (270) 809-3000

Catch the Murray State men's basketball team at the CFSB Center in Murray, Kentucky. For tickets, call (270) 809-3000. Watch on ESPN+.

Where:  Aurora - Kenlake State Park - 542 Kenlake Rd

When:  February 14, 2019 - 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Contact:  (270) 474-2211

$70 per person. Recommended for ages 5 and up. Reservation & full deposit required. Call 270-924-2020 to reserve your space. Yacht departs from Kenlake Marina.

Step on board the CQ Princess, a 96-foot luxury yacht, for a guided eagle viewing experience, while you relax in the comforts of its indoor heated cabin. Wraparound windows ensure good views from either inside or out on deck. As we cruise down Kentucky Lake and enjoy a hot, freshly prepared brunch, we will scan the shores for bald eagles. Our naturalists will tell the bald eagle's recovery story, as well as help spot wildlife and answer questions during the trip. Restrooms and hot beverages available. For a view of the yacht, visit www.cqriverside.com.

Where:  Gilbertsville - Kentucky Dam Village State Park - 113 Administration Drive, Gilbertsville

When:  February 16, 2019 - 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.

Contact:  (270) 293-9054

The Western KY Polar Plunge will held on Feb. 16, 2019 at KY Dam Village State Resort Park. This year marks the 10th Anniversary for the Western Kentucky Polar Plunge and Polar 5K! The Polar Plunge for Special Olympics Kentucky challenges you to get "Freezin' for a Reason" in support of the 8,900 children and adults with intellectual disabilities who participate in year-round sports and health programming provided by Special Olympics Kentucky. To register or to get more details, visit westernkyplunge.com.

Where:  Murray - CFSB Center - 1401 KY-121

When:  February 21, 2019 - 7:00 p.m.

Contact:  (270) 809-3000

Catch the Murray State men's basketball team at the CFSB Center in Murray, Kentucky. For tickets, call (270) 809-3000. Watch on ESPN+.

Where:  Murray - CFSB Center - 1401 KY-121

When:  February 23, 2019 - 7:00 p.m.

Contact:  (270) 809-3000

Catch the Murray State men's basketball team at the CFSB Center in Murray, Kentucky. For tickets, call (270) 809-3000. Watch on ESPN+.

Where:  Murray - CFSB Center - 1401 KY-121

When:  March 2, 2019 - 7:00 p.m.

Contact:  (270) 809-3000

Catch the Murray State men's basketball team at the CFSB Center in Murray, Kentucky. For tickets, call (270) 809-3000. Watch on ESPN+.

Where:  Grand Rivers - Lighthouse Landing - 320 W Commerce Ave.

When:  April 18, 2019 thru April 21, 2019 -

Contact:  1-800-491-7245

American Sailing Association Sailing School at Lighthouse Landing has announced the dates for a combined 4 day course (101 and 103). Basic Keelboat & Basic Cruising courses offered on these dates:

April 18-21, May 2-5, June 6-9, June 20-23,Sept. 12-15,Sept. 26-29, & Oct. 10-13. Tuition per person $825.00. Class size is limited to four students. Classes with less than 3 students may be cancelled. Call 1-800-491-7245 for details.

Where:  Grand Rivers - Lighthouse Landing - 320 W Commerce Ave.

When:  May 2, 2019 thru May 5, 2019 -

Contact:  1-800-491-7245

American Sailing Association Sailing School at Lighthouse Landing has announced the dates for a combined 4 day course (101 and 103). Basic Keelboat & Basic Cruising courses offered on these dates:

May 2-5, June 6-9, June 20-23,Sept. 12-15,Sept. 26-29, & Oct. 10-13. Tuition per person $825.00. Class size is limited to four students. Classes with less than 3 students may be cancelled. Call 1-800-491-7245 for details.

Where:  Grand Rivers - Lighthouse Landing - 320 W Commerce Ave.

When:  June 6, 2019 thru June 9, 2019 -

Contact:  1-800-491-7245

American Sailing Association Sailing School at Lighthouse Landing has announced the dates for a combined 4 day course (101 and 103). Basic Keelboat & Basic Cruising courses offered on these dates:

June 6-9, June 20-23,Sept. 12-15,Sept. 26-29, & Oct. 10-13. Tuition per person $825.00. Class size is limited to four students. Classes with less than 3 students may be cancelled. Call 1-800-491-7245 for details.

Where:  Grand Rivers - Lighthouse Landing - 320 W Commerce Ave.

When:  June 20, 2019 thru June 23, 2019 -

Contact:  1-800-491-7245

American Sailing Association Sailing School at Lighthouse Landing has announced the dates for a combined 4 day course (101 and 103). Basic Keelboat & Basic Cruising courses offered on these dates:

June 20-23,Sept. 12-15,Sept. 26-29, & Oct. 10-13. Tuition per person $825.00. Class size is limited to four students. Classes with less than 3 students may be cancelled. Call 1-800-491-7245 for details.

Where:  Grand Rivers - Lighthouse Landing - 320 W Commerce Ave.

When:  September 12, 2019 thru September 15, 2019 -

Contact:  1-800-491-7245

American Sailing Association Sailing School at Lighthouse Landing has announced the dates for a combined 4 day course (101 and 103). Basic Keelboat & Basic Cruising courses offered on these dates:

Sept. 12-15,Sept. 26-29, & Oct. 10-13. Tuition per person $825.00. Class size is limited to four students. Classes with less than 3 students may be cancelled. Call 1-800-491-7245 for details.

Where:  Grand Rivers - Lighthouse Landing - 320 W Commerce Ave.

When:  September 26, 2019 thru September 29, 2019 -

Contact:  1-800-491-7245

American Sailing Association Sailing School at Lighthouse Landing has announced the dates for a combined 4 day course (101 and 103). Basic Keelboat & Basic Cruising courses offered on these dates:

Sept. 26-29, & Oct. 10-13. Tuition per person $825.00. Class size is limited to four students. Classes with less than 3 students may be cancelled. Call 1-800-491-7245 for details.

Where:  Grand Rivers - Lighthouse Landing - 320 W Commerce Ave.

When:  October 10, 2019 thru October 13, 2019 -

Contact:  1-800-491-7245

American Sailing Association Sailing School at Lighthouse Landing has announced the dates for a combined 4 day course (101 and 103). Basic Keelboat & Basic Cruising courses offered. Tuition per person $825.00. Class size is limited to four students. Classes with less than 3 students may be cancelled. Call 1-800-491-7245 for details.


Reflections
Photo by Angela Smith

Everything in nature is a reflection of everything. Calm evenings on Kentucky Lake produces a stunning mirror image of nature.