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Food for Winter: Food Preservation

Where:  LBL - The Homeplace - 36.6556721,-87.9744283

When:  September 27, 2016 - 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Contact:  931-232-6457

Without grocery stores to buy food in the 1850s, farm families had to raise big vegetable gardens and preserve fruits and vegetables for winter use. Lend a hand and help the family 'put by' their vegetables and fruit for later use. At The Homeplace; admission fees apply.

Paris Downtown Cruise-In

Where:  Paris - Downtown Paris - 101 W. Washingston

When:  September 27, 2016 - 5:30 p.m.

Contact:  (731) 642-3431

Car show on the Paris court square.

Practical Skills Thursdays at The Homeplace

Where:  LBL - The Homeplace - 36.6556721,-87.9744283

When:  September 29, 2016 - 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Contact:  931-232-6457

Learn everyday skills farm families used in the 19th century including gardening, using simple tools, fishing, and handwork. At Land Between The Lakes Homeplace. Admission fees apply.

Country Wedding at The Homeplace

Where:  LBL - The Homeplace - 36.6556721,-87.9744283

When:  October 1, 2016 - 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Contact:  931-232-6457

Weddings were important social events in farming communities. Most were simple affairs with the announcement of the wedding spread by word of mouth. The wedding party donned their best clothing and the bride wore her Sunday best. Be a part of this joyous day and witness the exchanging of vows between the bride and groom. After the ceremony, enjoy traditional refreshments, music, and wedding games to see who will be the next bride! At The Homeplace; admission fees apply.

Wolf Week: Wolf Craft for Kids

Where:  LBL - The Nature Station - 36.901551,-88.0372625

When:  October 1, 2016 - 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Hey kids! Make your own simple wolf craft to take home! We'll provide all the supplies you need to get creative, wolf style! No artistic talent required. At The Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

Wolf Week: Happy Wolf Day Party

Where:  LBL - The Nature Station - 36.901551,-88.0372625

When:  October 1, 2016 - 2:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Join us as we throw a party for this week's guests of honor. Learn what is so special about the red wolves and why they deserve a celebration! At The Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

Wolf Week: A Howlin' Good Night Hike

Where:  LBL - The Nature Station - 36.901551,-88.0372625

When:  October 1, 2016 - 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Join us for a guided night walk through the woods and Nature Station backyard! We might do some hootin' and howlin' before the night is through! At The Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

Wolf Week: Puppet Show Featuring the Story of Alexander T. Wolf

Where:  LBL - The Nature Station - 36.901551,-88.0372625

When:  October 1, 2016 - 11:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

In this retelling of the classic tale of the Three Little Pigs, we'll meet Alexander T. Wolf and find out what really happened from his side of the story. At The Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

Iron Scavenger Hunt at The Homeplace

Where:  LBL - The Homeplace - 36.6556721,-87.9744283

When:  October 2, 2016 - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Contact:  931-232-6457

Get ready for a scavenger hunt! Iron production in the area between the rivers was at its boom in the 1850s. See how many iron items you can find! At The Homeplace; admission fees apply.

Blacksmithing at The Homeplace

Where:  LBL - The Homeplace - 36.6556721,-87.9744283

When:  October 2, 2016 - 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Contact:  931-232-6457

A blacksmith shop provided 1850s farmers with a means to make and repair his farming tools. Stop by the shop and see what is being made or repaired today. At The Homeplace; admission fees apply.

Mardi Gras Weekend at Prizer Point

Where:  Cadiz - Prizer Point Marina - 1777 Prizer Point Road

When:  September 30, 2016 thru October 2, 2016 -

Contact:  (270) 522-3762

Who says it only happens in February? Collect your beads with our games and activities for all ages. Enjoy the Fall colors and the beauty of Lake Barkley in October!

Wolf Week: Wolves on the Prowl Game

Where:  LBL - The Nature Station - 36.901551,-88.0372625

When:  October 2, 2016 - 1:00 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Which wolf pack team will find its prey first? Join us for this fun game for the whole family where you get to pretend to be a wolf pack in search of prey. At The Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

First Kentucky Commonwealth Cup Sailing Regatta

Where:  Grand Rivers - Green Turtle Bay - 263 Green Turtle Bay Dr, Grand Rivers, KY

When:  October 1, 2016 thru October 3, 2016 -

Contact:  www.cycgtb.com

Title Sponsor: First Kentucky Bank of Grand Rivers, KY. 10th Annual Commonwealth Cup Regatta. Distance race takes place on Kentucky Lake. Part of Kentucky Lake Race Week events. For more information visit www.cycgtb.com

Wolf Week: The Voice - Canine Edition

Where:  LBL - The Nature Station - 36.901551,-88.0372625

When:  October 3, 2016 - 1:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Which canine carries the best tune? During this spin-off of The Voice, we'll discover how wolves and coyotes use their vocal skills to communicate. At The Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

Wolf Week: I Wish I Was A Werewolf

Where:  LBL - The Nature Station - 36.901551,-88.0372625

When:  October 4, 2016 - 1:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

You don't need a full moon to learn about the legend of the werewolf and how it relates to real wolves. Let's take a look at the legend in a fun way. At The Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

Wolf Week: Wolf Track Kids Craft

Where:  LBL - The Nature Station - 36.901551,-88.0372625

When:  October 5, 2016 - 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

In celebration of Wolf Week; come create your own wolf tracks that you can take home! Activity will be ongoing from 1:30-2:30pm. At The Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

Murder Mystery Dinner Theater

Where:  Grand Rivers - Patti's 1880's Settlement - 1793 J H O'Bryan Ave

When:  October 6, 2016 - 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Contact:  888-362-4223

Join us for an evening of Murder, Mystery, Dinner & Theater! Put on your best Sherlock Holmes hat and hop on over to Patti's to see if you can figure out who committed the crime. Limited to only 100 guests, so call the theater soon and book now!

Wolf Week: The Endangered Red Wolf

Where:  LBL - The Nature Station - 36.901551,-88.0372625

When:  October 6, 2016 - 1:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

The Red Wolf used to roam the woods of the Southeastern United States. Discover their story how they became one of America's most endangered animals. At The Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

Wolf Week: Red Wolf Treat Time

Where:  LBL - The Nature Station - 36.901551,-88.0372625

When:  October 2, 2016 thru October 7, 2016 - 2:30 p.m. to 2:50 p.m. Daily

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Who's hungry like a wolf? Our red wolves, of course! Visit with our endangered red wolves and watch them "wolf" down a tasty treat.At The Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

Wolf Week: Wolves In Folklore

Where:  LBL - The Nature Station - 36.901551,-88.0372625

When:  October 7, 2016 - 1:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Do wolves howl at the moon? Why do so many fairy tales have a "Big, Bad Wolf" as the villain? Today we'll take a look at common wolf folklore. At The Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

Hunters Moon Fall Festival

Where:  Grand Rivers - Downtown - 37.001783, -88.234324

When:  October 8, 2016 -

Contact:  www.grandrivers.org

For over thirty years, the village of Grand Rivers has celebrated small town community life with an old fashion fall festival. This famous festival features A Taste of the Lakes food vending area, craft and flea market vendors, Little Mr. and Miss Pageant, children's Halloween costume parade and awards, children's games and activities, live music and dance in Little Lake Park, and the big parade. Each year, the big parade is Santa's first visit to Western Kentucky. The festival was started by the Grand Rivers Chamber of Commerce in the 1970's as a celebration 'to bring together visitors and the community. Come Join in the fun!

Sunset Canoe Trip

Where:  LBL - The Nature Station - 36.901551,-88.0372625

When:  October 8, 2016 - 4:30 p.m to 6:30 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Bring the family and try your hand at canoeing! Nature Station naturalists will teach a basic canoeing lesson before we explore the lake. At the Nature Station in LBL. Admission fees apply.

Meet Smokey Bear

Where:  LBL - The Nature Station - 36.901551,-88.0372625

When:  October 8, 2016 - 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Meet Smokey and take plenty of photos as your kids give Smokey a big bear hug during Outdoor Kids Fest, Saturday, October 8. At The Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

Basic Fishing Skills Program

Where:  LBL - The Nature Station - 36.901551,-88.0372625

When:  October 8, 2016 - 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Fishing is one of America's most popular sports. Try some hands-on activities to practice the basic skills needed to catch fish. At The Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

Getting Sneaky with Mother Nature

Where:  LBL - The Nature Station - 36.901551,-88.0372625

When:  October 8, 2016 - 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

From what to wear to how you should move, many factors can make a difference in how much wildlife you can spot! Kids will learn some important tips. At The Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

The Nature Station Presents: Venom!

Where:  LBL - The Nature Station - 36.901551,-88.0372625

When:  October 8, 2016 - 1:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Learn about the bites, stings, and venomous things that you can find in Land Between the Lakes and how to be safe around them. At The Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

Meet Smokey Bear

Where:  LBL - The Nature Station - 36.901551,-88.0372625

When:  October 8, 2016 - 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Make a field guide to help you identify local wildlife by their footprints. Activity will be ongoing from 2-4pm during Outdoor Kids Fest. At The Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

Kid vs. Wild

Where:  LBL - The Nature Station - 36.901551,-88.0372625

When:  October 8, 2016 - 2:00 p.m to 2:45 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Hey kids! Learn some basic outdoor survival skills like building temporary shelters, what to pack in a survival kit, and more by trying some fun hands-on activities. At The Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

Critters in the Campground

Where:  LBL - The Nature Station - 36.901551,-88.0372625

When:  October 8, 2016 - 3:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Get up-close with some live animals and critters you might find visiting your campsite and learn how to enjoy or avoid them. At The Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

Harvest Weekend at Prizer Point

Where:  Cadiz - Prizer Point Marina - 1777 Prizer Point Road

When:  October 7, 2016 thru October 9, 2016 -

Contact:  (270) 522-3762

Join us for a gorgeous weekend on Kentucky Lakes with pumpkin decorating for the kids, and the kids at heart. Get out on the Lake for gorgeous views of the Autumn colors and reclaim your family time around the campfire. Donate three or more non-perishable food items and receive a scoop of ice cream from our snack bar. Food items to be donated to the local food bank.

"Beasts of Burden" The Mighty Ox in 1850

Where:  LBL - The Homeplace - 36.6556721,-87.9744283

When:  October 9, 2016 - 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Contact:  931-232-6457

From the fields and working wood lots of the Tennessee hills to the treacherous, tangled trails that led to the great American West, the 19th century American relied on the mighty ox to bear their burden. What separates this beast of burden from other cattle will be discovered in the afternoon's working demonstration. At The Homeplace; admission fees apply.

Campfire Cooking Demonstration

Where:  LBL - The Nature Station - 36.901551,-88.0372625

When:  October 9, 2016 - 11:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

The kitchen is open! Stop by to try some new recipes, taste a few simple snacks-on-a-stick, and even learn Dutch-oven cooking basics. The demonstration will be ongoing, so come by and sit awhile by the fire! At The Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

For Goodness Snakes

Where:  LBL - The Nature Station - 36.901551,-88.0372625

When:  October 9, 2016 - 11:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Have you ever touched a live snake? Here's your chance! Meet several of our resident snakes as we learn how these unusual creatures survive. We'll also discuss how to be safe around snakes when we're outside. At The Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

Make Your Own Tree ID Guide

Where:  LBL - The Nature Station - 36.901551,-88.0372625

When:  October 9, 2016 - 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Learn how to identify trees by making your own identification guides using our leaf rubbing plates. Activity will be ongoing from 1-3pm. At The Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

Basic Compass Skills

Where:  LBL - The Nature Station - 36.901551,-88.0372625

When:  October 9, 2016 - 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Taking a hike through the woods can be easy. Finding your way back gets tricky. Learn basic skills for using a compass in a kid-friendly way. At the Nature Station in LBL. Admission fees apply.

Rut & Strut

Where:  LBL - The Nature Station - 36.901551,-88.0372625

When:  October 9, 2016 - 3:30 p.m to 4:00 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Visit with our resident deer and turkeys as we talk about their natural and conservation history in Land Between the Lakes. You can help feed them too! At the Nature Station in LBL. Admission fees apply.

Outdoor Kids Fest

Where:  LBL - The Nature Station - 36.901551,-88.0372625

When:  October 8, 2016 thru October 9, 2016 - 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Bring the family to Nature Station during the Columbus Day holiday weekend for a kid-friendly foray into some basic, albeit important, outdoor skills. From learning about venomous animals to practicing your fishing skills, we'll learn some new ways to enjoy the outdoors. Continue reading through our events for additional specific events at The Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

CSI: Campsite Scene Investigators

Where:  LBL - The Nature Station - 36.901551,-88.0372625

When:  October 8, 2016 thru October 9, 2016 - 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Try your luck at being a nature investigator! Lots of animals like to visit campsites at night. See if you can figure out who ate the marshmallows. At The Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

The Homeplace Celebrates its 38th Anniversary

Where:  LBL - The Homeplace - 36.6556721,-87.9744283

When:  October 8, 2016 thru October 10, 2016 - 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Contact:  931-232-6457

This fall marks the 38th anniversary of the Homeplace 1850s Working Farm and Living History Museum. Celebrate with us and enjoy some of the most popular programs we've offered at the Homeplace over the past 38 years. Events:

Saturday, October 8

10am-12pm - Aww, Shucks!: Celebrating Corn
1-3pm - Tobacco

Sunday, October 9
10am-3pm - A Quilting Bee
2-3pm - "Beasts of Burden" The Mighty Ox in 1850

Monday, October 10
10am-12pm - Dinner Time

At The Homeplace; admission fees apply.

Columbus Day Creature Features

Where:  LBL - The Nature Station - 36.901551,-88.0372625

When:  October 10, 2016 - 11:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Stop by Nature Station this Columbus Day for up-close encounters with owls, snakes, deer, and turkeys and learn more about their wild cousins. At The Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

Carving Jack-O-Lanterns

Where:  LBL - The Homeplace - 36.6556721,-87.9744283

When:  October 15, 2016 - 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Contact:  931-232-6457

Help us scoop out the insides and carve of our turnips and pumpkins so we can create scary faces on them for our Snap Apple party! At The Homeplace; admission fees apply.

Snap Apple Night

Where:  LBL - The Homeplace - 36.6556721,-87.9744283

When:  October 15, 2016 - 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Contact:  931-232-6457

As the sun sets, gather around the bonfires for warmth, companionship, and the scariest stories by master storytellers, Robert Valentine and Jamie Futrell! At The Homeplace; admission fees apply.

Wild Edibles Hike & Tasting - Afternoon Session

Where:  LBL - The Nature Station - 36.901551,-88.0372625

When:  October 15, 2016 - 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

We'll sample food and drinks made from local wild edibles and go for a 1-mile hike to learn how to identify these items as they grow in the wild. At the Nature Station in LBL. Admission fees apply.

Goodies for Groundhog

Where:  LBL - The Nature Station - 36.901551,-88.0372625

When:  October 15, 2016 - 1:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Visit with groundhog during his chow time and find out about some of the amazing changes that will happen to him during hibernation. At the Nature Station in LBL. Admission fees apply.

Wild Edibles Hike & Tasting - Morning Session

Where:  LBL - The Nature Station - 36.901551,-88.0372625

When:  October 15, 2016 - 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

We'll sample food and drinks made from local wild edibles and go for a 1-mile hike to learn how to identify these items as they grow in the wild. At the Nature Station in LBL. Admission fees apply.

Racer Football vs. UT-Martin

Where:  Murray - Roy Stewart Stadium - 36.6210343,-88.3161232

When:  October 15, 2016 - 6:00 p.m.

Contact:  (270) 809-3000

Catch the Murray State University football team as they host UT-Martin at Roy Stewart Stadium in Murray, Ky.

Riving Boards

Where:  LBL - The Homeplace - 36.6556721,-87.9744283

When:  October 16, 2016 - 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Contact:  931-232-6457

Can you imagine having to make shingles for the roof of your home by hand? We make these shingles by hand to protect our log buildings from the elements. At The Homeplace; admission fees apply.

Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall

Where:  Cadiz - Old Bus Garage at East End Cemetery - 36.8667873,-87.8268744

When:  October 14, 2016 thru October 16, 2016 - 9:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m.

Contact:  270-522-3892

Trigg County Country ham Festival, Cadiz Kentucky will be bringing the Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall to Cadiz during Hamfest's 40th Annual Celebration. Opening Ceremony will be Friday October 14th at 9 AM and the Closing Ceremony will be Sunday October 16th at 5 PM. Honoring those who have fought for us and our freedom. Location: Old School Bus Garage across from East End Cemetery. There will be a designated area for the Shuttle Bus to pick up and drop off. Contact info: Leida Underhill 270-522-3892

Lighthouse Landing Practical Sailing School

Where:  Grand Rivers - Lighthouse Landing - 20 W Commerce Ave., Grand Rivers, KY

When:  October 13, 2016 thru October 16, 2016 -

Contact:  www.lighthouselanding.com

This fun-filled four day class is Lighthouse Landing's most popular learn to sail course. It adds to your sailing knowledge by taking you on to American Sailing Association's Basic Coastal Cruising certification. Visit the Lighthouse Landing website for a full list of class dates, information, and tuition fees. www.lighthouselanding.com

Owls: Hunters of the Night

Where:  LBL - The Nature Station - 36.901551,-88.0372625

When:  October 16, 2016 - 1:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Get up close and personal with several species of owls and find out what makes these birds such formidable foes. Bring a camera - photos are welcome! At The Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

"Fairy Houses" Reading

Where:  LBL - The Nature Station - 36.901551,-88.0372625

When:  October 16, 2016 - 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Join us for a reading of the popular children's book Fairy Houses. Then we'll gather natural materials and build houses for our fairy forest visitors. At the Nature Station in LBL. Admission fees apply.

Toys for Tots Weekend at Prizer Point

Where:  Cadiz - Prizer Point Marina - 1777 Prizer Point Road

When:  October 14, 2016 thru October 16, 2016 -

Contact:  (270) 522-3762

This weekend, bring a toy donation and we will waive the amenities fee for you stay! It's a great cause and a great weekend to play at Prizer Point!

40th Annual Trigg County Hamfest

Where:  Cadiz - Downtown Cadiz -

When:  October 14, 2016 thru October 16, 2016 -

Contact:  270-522-8756

Over 200 Vendors, Live Music, Carnival, Arts and Crafts Exhibits, Vintage Car Show, Fireworks, Quilt Show, Kentucky's Largest Ham and Biscuit and Much More! Our featured headliner this year is Restless Heart!

www.triggcountycountryhamfestival.com

Experience the South, Come for the Country Ham and Stay for the Hospitality! Please, no pets except for those assisting the visually impaired.

Campground Halloween Weekend

Where:  Gilbertsville - Kentucky Dam SP - 113 Administration Drive

When:  October 21, 2016 -

Contact:  270-362-4271

Happening at the Kentucky Dam Village Campground. Please contact Laura Jackson at 270-362-4271 for more details.

Tightening the House

Where:  LBL - The Homeplace - 36.6556721,-87.9744283

When:  October 22, 2016 - 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Contact:  931-232-6457

Cold breezes will soon be howling down the hollow, so it's time to "tighten" the houses to prepare them for winter. Come help out with rotating the tickings on the beds, getting out the wool comforters and coverlets, putting down large rag carpets, storing up firewood, and other fall tasks. At The Homeplace; admission fees apply.

West Kentucky Runner's Club Race - Run LBL

Where:  LBL - LBL -

When:  October 22, 2016 -

Contact:  www.durbinracemanagement.com/runlbl-marathon-and-1-2

Half and Full Marathon Races around Kentucky Lake, Lighthouse Landing resort, and Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area. For more information visit www.durbinracemanagement.com/runlbl-marathon-and-1-2.

Howl-O-Ween at the Nature Station

Where:  LBL - The Nature Station - 36.901551,-88.0372625

When:  October 22, 2016 - 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Celebrate Nature Station's 22nd Annual Howl-O-Ween, a kid-friendly, non-scary, daytime event. Enjoy treats, live animals, games, and more. Costumes welcome. At The Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

Camden Cruise-In

Where:  Camden - Downtown - 10 East Main Street

When:  October 22, 2016 - 4:00 p.m.

Contact:  (731) 584-8395

Camden Cruise In starts at 4:00 pm on the Camden Court Square. Free entry and free admission! Fun for the whole family!

Meet The Pigs at The Homeplace

Where:  LBL - The Homeplace - 36.6556721,-87.9744283

When:  October 23, 2016 - 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Contact:  931-232-6457

Most Tennessee meals in the 1850s centered on pork, which could be easily preserved. Visit with us and learn about our heritage breed of hog. At The Homeplace; admission fees apply.

Halloween Weekend at Prizer Point

Where:  Cadiz - Prizer Point Marina - 1777 Prizer Point Road

When:  October 21, 2016 thru October 23, 2016 -

Contact:  (270) 522-3762

Join us for haunted houses, hay rides, trick or treating, site decorating, golf cart decorating, costume contests and more. Don't forget your costumes!

Aurora Country Festival

Where:  Aurora - -

When:  October 21, 2016 thru October 23, 2016 -

Contact:  270-354-8467

A 3-day festival with arts & crafts, parade, food vendors, flea market, live entertainment, and more! Please call 270-354-8467 or 270-354-9964 for more information.

Fall Nature Hike

Where:  LBL - The Nature Station - 36.901551,-88.0372625

When:  October 23, 2016 - 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Cooler weather, colorful trees... autumn has arrived! Join us for a one-mile nature hike to explore signs of the fall season. Admission fees apply.

Baby It's (Getting) Cold Outside

Where:  LBL - The Nature Station - 36.901551,-88.0372625

When:  October 23, 2016 - 2:30 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Have you ever wondered how animals make it through the winter? Meet several animals up close, and learn what critters do to survive the cold! At The Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

Paris Downtown Cruise-In

Where:  Paris - Downtown Paris - 101 W. Washingston

When:  October 25, 2016 - 5:30 p.m.

Contact:  (731) 642-3431

Car show on the Paris court square.

Racer Football vs. Tennessee State (Homecoming)

Where:  Murray - Roy Stewart Stadium - 36.6210343,-88.3161232

When:  October 29, 2016 - 3:00 p.m.

Contact:  (270) 809-3000

Catch the Murray State University football team as they host Tennessee State at Roy Stewart Stadium in Murray, Ky. It's the annual homecoming game for the Racers.

Blacksmithing at The Homeplace

Where:  LBL - The Homeplace - 36.6556721,-87.9744283

When:  October 29, 2016 - 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Contact:  931-232-6457

A blacksmith shop provided 1850s farmers with a means to make and repair his farming tools. Stop by the shop and see what is being made or repaired today. At The Homeplace; admission fees apply.

Creatures of the Night

Where:  LBL - The Nature Station - 36.901551,-88.0372625

When:  October 29, 2016 - 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

How do nocturnal animals like owls, flying squirrels, frogs, and bats get around so well in the dark? Let's discover the world of nature at night! At The Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

Hidden Places of Land Between The Lakes Photo Tour

Where:  LBL - The Nature Station - 36.901551,-88.0372625

When:  October 29, 2016 - 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Let's search for beautiful hidden treasures at Land Between the Lakes. Wildlife photographers will come along to help you take that perfect photo. At The Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

Jack-O-Lantern Jamboree

Where:  LBL - The Nature Station - 36.901551,-88.0372625

When:  October 29, 2016 - 2:30 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Help us prepare some super snacks for the wolves, vultures, and more. Then watch as the animals try to figure out how to open up their pumpkin presents! At The Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

"The Addams Family Musical" - Playhouse in the Park

Where:  Murray - Playhouse in the Park - 701 Gil Hopson Dr, Murray, KY

When:  October 27, 2016 thru October 30, 2016 - Various Times

Contact:  www.playhousemurray.org

THE ADDAMS FAMILY features an original story, and it's every father's nightmare. Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family - a man her parents have never met. And if that weren't upsetting enough, Wednesday confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he's never done before - keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday's 'normal' boyfriend and his parents. Show times are Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m.

Paper & Paste Demonstration

Where:  LBL - The Homeplace - 36.6556721,-87.9744283

When:  October 30, 2016 - 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Contact:  931-232-6457

Learn about different types of homemade glue as we follow directions for making a "common paste for paper." Later we'll make a historic paper project! At The Homeplace; admission fees apply.

Race to the Canal Mountain Bike Race

Where:  LBL - LBL -

When:  October 30, 2016 - 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

For information about the Race to the Canal Mountain Bike Race email info@woodnwave.com or go to www.woodnwave.com/classes/race-to-the-canal/

Halloween Critter Craft

Where:  LBL - The Nature Station - 36.901551,-88.0372625

When:  October 30, 2016 - 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Let's prepare for Halloween by getting a little crafty, animal style! Join us as we make kid-friendly crafts that you can take home for Halloween. At The Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

Vampire Dairies: Nature Edition

Where:  LBL - The Nature Station - 36.901551,-88.0372625

When:  October 30, 2016 - 2:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

From vampire bats to leeches we'll learn about some of nature's true bloodsuckers and how this horror-movie practice helps some animals survive! At The Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

Parade of Raptors at the Nature Station

Where:  LBL - The Nature Station - 36.901551,-88.0372625

When:  September 1, 2016 thru October 31, 2016 - Daily 4:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Come face-to-face with a variety of raptors including a barn owl, barred owl, screech owl, and red-tailed hawk as our staff introduces these birds to you up close before bringing them in to their night-time shelter. At the Nature Station in LBL. Admission fees apply.

Feedin' Time on the Farm at the Homeplace

Where:  LBL - The Homeplace 1850s - 36.655537, -87.9744283

When:  September 1, 2016 thru October 31, 2016 - Daily 3:30 to 4:00 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Feedin' time for our farm animals begins with the pigs! Meet at the pig pen, lend a hand and learn how to care for farm animals the 1850 way! The Homeplace 1850's at Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply to the Homeplace.

Afternoon Animal Encounters at the Nature Station

Where:  LBL - The Nature Station - 36.901551,-88.0372625

When:  September 1, 2016 thru October 31, 2016 - Weekdays - 3:30 to 4:00 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Weekdays at 3:30 pm, Nature Station offers live animal programs featuring a different animal each day. Enjoy a closer look as staff introduce you to one of our resident animal ambassadors. Admission fees apply.

Chili Golf Scramble and 5k Night Run

Where:  Gilbertsville - Kentucky Dam SP - 113 Administration Drive

When:  November 5, 2016 -

Contact:  270-362-4271.

For more information regarding these events, please contact Laura Jackson at 270-362-4271.

"The Addams Family Musical" - Playhouse in the Park

Where:  Murray - Playhouse in the Park - 701 Gil Hopson Dr, Murray, KY

When:  November 3, 2016 thru November 6, 2016 - Various Times

Contact:  www.playhousemurray.org

THE ADDAMS FAMILY features an original story, and it's every father's nightmare. Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family - a man her parents have never met. And if that weren't upsetting enough, Wednesday confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he's never done before - keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday's 'normal' boyfriend and his parents. Show times are Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m.

Racer Football vs. Jacksonville State

Where:  Murray - Roy Stewart Stadium - 36.6210343,-88.3161232

When:  November 12, 2016 - 1:00 p.m.

Contact:  (270) 809-3000

Catch the Murray State University football team as they host nationally-ranked Jacksonville State at Roy Stewart Stadium in Murray, Ky.

Golden Pond Planetarium Presents: Firefall

Where:  LBL - Golden Pond Planetarium - 238 Visitor Center Dr, Golden Pond, KY 42211

When:  September 1, 2016 thru November 21, 2016 - Mondays & Fridays at 11 a.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Throughout Earth's violent history, impacts from comets and asteroids have mercilessly shaped its surface. The ancient barrage continues today; from harmless meteors - those brilliant streaks in the night sky, to mountain sized boulders wandering perilously close to Earth. This ceaseless Firefall is our only tangible connection to the universe beyond and is an ever-present reminder of our own humble beginnings in the hostile environment of space. Age 13 and up $5; Age 5-12 $3; Age 4 and under Free. Show times are 11:00 a.m. Mondays and Fridays. View a complete listing of all Golden Pond Planetarium Shows (PDF).

Golden Pond Planetarium Presents: Wildest Weather in the Solar System

Where:  LBL - Golden Pond Planetarium - 238 Visitor Center Dr, Golden Pond, KY 42211

When:  September 1, 2016 thru November 22, 2016 - Tuesdays, Thursdays at 4pm

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Take a National Geographic spectacular journey to witness the most beautiful, powerful, and mysterious weather phenomena in the solar system. From a storm the size of a 100-megaton hydrogen bomb, to a 400-year-old hurricane, to a dust tempest that could engulf entire planets, you'll be glad you live on Earth! Sponsored by Jesse D. Jones College of Science, Engineering, and Technology at Murray State University. Run time: 30 minutes plus interpretive presentation. Age 13 and up $5; Age 5-12 $3; Age 4 and under Free. Showtimes are Tuesdays and Thursdays at 4:00 p.m. View a complete listing of all Golden Pond Planetarium Shows (PDF).

IBEX: Search for Edge of the Solar System

Where:  LBL - Golden Pond Planetarium - 36.778330, -88.063335

When:  September 1, 2016 thru November 22, 2016 - Tuesday, Thursdays at 3pm

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Young children and adults will relate to the inquisitive minds of two teenagers as they search for answers to the question "How large is our solar system"? This presentation takes full advantage of beautiful full-dome graphics as the two teens dis-cover that NASA has a current mission that is not only measuring our solar system, but it is also creating a 3D map! NASA just discovered our solar system has a tail! Showtimes are Tuesdays and Thursdays at 3:00 p.m. View a complete listing of all Golden Pond Planetarium Shows (PDF).

The Little Star That Could

Where:  LBL - Golden Pond Planetarium - 36.778330, -88.063335

When:  September 1, 2016 thru November 23, 2016 - Various Times

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Children love a good underdog story. This full-dome presentation is about the newest baby star in the sky - Little Star. He quickly discovers he is just an average star, but he yearns to become special and have planets of his own. Along the way in his quest, he meets other stars and learns what makes each star special. He also discovers much about planets and what it takes to lead a solar system. Showtimes are Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11:00 a.m.; Saturdays and Sundays at 3:00 p.m. View a complete listing of all Golden Pond Planetarium Shows (PDF).

Golden Pond Planetarium Presents: Earth, Moon & Sun

Where:  LBL - Golden Pond Planetarium - 238 Visitor Center Dr, Golden Pond, KY 42211

When:  September 1, 2016 thru November 23, 2016 - Various Times

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

In this show you will learn about the relationship between the Earth, Moon, and Sun with the help of Coyote, an amusing character adapted from Native American oral traditions. Coyote has many misconceptions about our home planet and its most familiar neighbors. His confusion about the universe makes viewers think about how the Earth, Moon and Sun work together as a system. This show uses Native American stories throughout to help distinguish between myths and science. Run time: 25 minutes plus interpretive presentation. Age 13 and up $5; Age 5-12 $3; Age 4 and under Free. Showtimes are Tuesdays and Thursdays at 12:00 noon; Saturdays and Sundays at 11:00 a.m.; Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 3:00 p.m. View a complete listing of all Golden Pond Planetarium Shows (PDF).

Laser Legends of the Night Sky

Where:  LBL - Golden Pond Planetarium - 36.778330, -88.063335

When:  September 1, 2016 thru November 23, 2016 - 10:00 a.m. Daily

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Children and adults will enjoy this animated laser show where Aesop the owl will lead you on a lighthearted look at the Greek mythology associated with some of the constellations. This includes the stories behind the mighty warrior Perseus, the beautiful princess Andromeda, Cetus, the terrible sea monster, Scorpio the scorpion, and Orion the hunter. A non-laser full-dome version of this show is also available. Admission fees apply. View a complete listing of all Golden Pond Planetarium Shows (PDF).

Back to the Moon for Good

Where:  LBL - Golden Pond Planetarium - 36.778330, -88.063335

When:  September 1, 2016 thru November 23, 2016 - Various Times

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Your family will enjoy this full-dome presentation narrated by Tim Allen. Right now there is a new space race going on as teams of young scientists all around the globe compete for 30 million dollars in prize money offered by Google to see who will be the first private organization to land a rover on the moon in 2017. Not since the Apollo missions 40 years ago has there been this much lunar exploration. Show times are Saturdays and Sundays at 4pm; Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 12 noon. View a complete listing of all Golden Pond Planetarium Shows (PDF).

Evening Laser Light Music Shows

Where:  LBL - Golden Pond Planetarium - 36.778330, -88.063335

When:  September 6, 2016 thru November 23, 2016 - Tuesdays & Saturdays

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Join us for evening laser shows, planetarium shows, and summer star parties. All laser music show seats are $7. Laser shows include musical tributes to Pink Floyd, pop, patriotic, alternative, classic rock, eclectic, and European styles of music. For specific types of shows, please call LBL at 1-800-LBL-7077.

Golden Pond Planetarium Presents: Two Small Pieces of Glass

Where:  LBL - Golden Pond Planetarium - 238 Visitor Center Dr, Golden Pond, KY 42211

When:  September 1, 2016 thru November 23, 2016 - Various Times

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

This full dome presentation traces the history of the telescope from Galileo's modifications to a child's spyglass, by using 2 small pieces of glass, to the launch of the NASA's Hubble Space telescope and the future of astronomy. It explores the wonder and discovery made by astronomers throughout the last 400 years. Age 13 and up $5; Age 5-12 $3; Age 4 and under Free. Showtimes are Saturdays and Sundays at 12:00 noon; Mondays Wednesdays and Fridays at 4:00 p.m. View a complete listing of all Golden Pond Planetarium Shows (PDF).

Nighttime Rotary Christmas Parade in Murray

Where:  Murray - Downtown - Downtown Murray

When:  December 3, 2016 - 5:00 p.m.

Contact:  (270) 759-2199

Enjoy a nighttime Christmas parade along Main Street in Murray. See thousands of Christmas lights in the parade from 10th Street to 3rd Street.

Golden Pond Planetarium Presents: Tonight's Sky Live!

Where:  LBL - Golden Pond Planetarium - 238 Visitor Center Dr, Golden Pond, KY 42211

When:  September 1, 2016 thru December 31, 2016 - 1:00 to 1:45 p.m. Daily

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Join us at this live show as we explore the night sky above us with its celestial bodies. Our planetarium interpreter will show you the current positions of planets, sun, stars, constellations, and galaxies as seen from Land Between The Lakes. You'll learn about the wonders of our night sky that you can share with others. Recommended for 6 & above. Presentation time: 40 minutes. Daily show time is 1:00 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. View a complete listing of all Golden Pond Planetarium Shows (PDF).

Golden Pond Planetarium Presents: From the Earth to the Universe

Where:  LBL - Golden Pond Planetarium - 238 Visitor Center Dr, Golden Pond, KY 42211

When:  September 1, 2016 thru December 31, 2016 - 2:00 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. Daily

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

This stunning, full-dome voyage through space and time conveys, through sparkling sights and sounds, the Universe revealed to us by science. Viewers can revel in the splendor of the worlds in the Solar System and our scorching Sun. From Earth to the Universe takes the audience out to the colorful birthplaces and burial grounds of stars, and still further out beyond the Milky Way to the unimaginable immensity of a myriad of galaxies. Along the way, the audience will learn about the history of astronomy, the invention of the telescope, and today's giant telescopes that allow us to probe ever deeper into the Universe. Age 13 and up $5; Age 5-12 $3; Age 4 and under Free Daily Show times are 2:00 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. View a complete listing of all Golden Pond Planetarium Shows (PDF).


Take A Kid Fishing
Photo by Shawn Dunnaway

These boys had a blast bank fishing on Kentucky Lake. Take your kids on a fishing trip to Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley!