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Murray State Men's Basketball vs. Bethel (TN)

Where:  Murray - CFSB Center - 1401 KY-121

When:  December 12, 2016 - 7:00 p.m.

Contact:  (270) 809-3000

Catch the Murray State Racers in exciting basketball action at the CFSB Center in Murray. For tickets call (270) 809-3000.

Murder Mystery Dinner

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

When:  December 15, 2016 - 7:00 p.m.

Contact:  (270) 362-8844

Join them for an evening of Murder, Mystery, Dinner and 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 them soon and book now!

Golden Pond Planetarium Presents: Laser Christmas Music Shows

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

When:  December 17, 2016 - 5:30 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Join us for holiday themed laser music shows this December. Shows include Laser Holidays, Season of Light, and Let it Snow. Presentation time: 45 minutes. View a complete listing of all Golden Pond Planetarium Shows (PDF).

Audubon Christmas Bird Count

Where:  LBL - Nature Station in LBL - 36.9016496,-88.0383153

When:  December 17, 2016 - 6:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Contact:  (270) 924-2020

Birders nationwide participate in this annual Audubon Society bird count and you can be part of it here. We are looking for birders of all experience levels to help. Registration requested. Call 270-924-2299 to sign up or for more information. Bring binoculars, field guides, and lunch. Dress for the weather.

Murray State Men's Basketball vs. Wright State

Where:  Murray - CFSB Center - 1401 KY-121

When:  December 22, 2016 - 7:00 p.m.

Contact:  (270) 809-3000

Catch the Murray State Racers in exciting basketball action at the CFSB Center in Murray. For tickets call (270) 809-3000.

Murder Mystery Dinner

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

When:  December 22, 2016 - 7:00 p.m.

Contact:  (270) 362-8844

Join them for an evening of Murder, Mystery, Dinner and 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 them soon and book now!

Visit Santa at Patti's 1880s Settlement

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

When:  December 1, 2016 thru December 23, 2016 - Various Times

Contact:  (270) 362-8844

You can visit Santa at Patti's 1880s Settlement in Grand Rivers this Christmas season! Santa will be on hand on each day except Saturdays from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. On Saturdays, you can catch Santa from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. For more details, call 270-362-8844.

Murray State Men's Basketball vs. Brescia

Where:  Murray - CFSB Center - 1401 KY-121

When:  December 29, 2016 - 7:00 p.m.

Contact:  (270) 809-3000

Catch the Murray State Racers in exciting basketball action at the CFSB Center in Murray. For tickets call (270) 809-3000.

Murray State Men's Basketball vs. Tennessee State

Where:  Murray - CFSB Center - 1401 KY-121

When:  December 31, 2016 - 11:00 a.m.

Contact:  (270) 809-3000

Catch the Murray State Racers in exciting basketball action at the CFSB Center in Murray. For tickets call (270) 809-3000.

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: Wildest Weather in the Solar System

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

When:  September 1, 2016 thru December 31, 2016 - 3:00 p.m. Tuesdays & Thursdays

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Teens, adults, and even children can appreciate this full-dome presentation from National Geographic. Join us aboard the imaginary space ship Erion as you journey through our solar system looking for the planet with the wildest weather. Witness the most beautiful, powerful, and mysterious weather phenomena in the solar system! Once enlightened, you will most assuredly be thankful that we live on Earth! Presentation time: 40 minutes. View a complete listing of all Golden Pond Planetarium Shows (PDF).

Golden Pond Planetarium Presents: The Little Star That Could

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

When:  September 1, 2016 thru December 31, 2016 - 11:00 a.m. Saturdays & Sundays

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. View a complete listing of all Golden Pond Planetarium Shows (PDF).

Golden Pond Planetarium Presents: Season of Light

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

When:  September 1, 2016 thru December 31, 2016 - Daily, Various Times

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

This visual journey portrays the customs and celebrations that humans have devised through the ages to light up the darkest time of the year. Stories of Christmas, Hanukkah, New Year's, Santa Claus, and the Star of Bethlehem will be told through the magic and immersive imagery of our full-dome projection system. Catch the show on Saturdays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays at 4:00 p.m.; Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 10:00 a.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).

Golden Pond Planetarium Presents: Laser Christmas Music Shows

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

When:  December 10, 2016 thru December 31, 2016 - 12:00 p.m. Daily (ex Tues & Thurs)

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Join us for holiday themed laser music shows this December. Shows include Laser Holidays, Season of Light, and Let it Snow. Presentation time: 45 minutes. View a complete listing of all Golden Pond Planetarium Shows (PDF).

Closed Christmas Day and New Year's Eve & Day.

Golden Pond Planetarium Presents: Laser Christmas Music Shows

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

When:  December 6, 2016 thru December 31, 2016 - 11:00 a.m. Tuesdays & Thursdays

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Join us for holiday themed laser music shows this December. Shows include Laser Holidays, Season of Light, and Let it Snow. Presentation time: 45 minutes. View a complete listing of all Golden Pond Planetarium Shows (PDF).

Closed Christmas Day and New Year's Eve & Day.

Golden Pond Planetarium Presents: Firefall

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

When:  September 1, 2016 thru December 31, 2016 - 3:00 p.m. Mon, Wed, Fri

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

If you have ever enjoyed a meteor shower or made a wish upon a "shooting star", you will enjoy this full dome presentation. All aspects of meteor showers are explored in vivid detail. Where meteors come from, what they are made of, past impact evidence, and possible future impact predictions may surprise you. Comets and asteroids are also discussed making this show about anything that could fall on your head! Presentation time: About 45 minutes. View a complete listing of all Golden Pond Planetarium Shows (PDF).

Patti's 1880s Settlement Festival of Lights

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

When:  December 1, 2016 thru January 7, 2017 - Nightly

Contact:  (270) 362-8844

Enjoy 700,000-plus Christmas lights at Patti's 1880s Settlement in Grand Rivers. The lights will be on full display each night through the first week of January. It's free and open to the public. You can make lunch or dinner reservations by calling 888-736-2515.

Eagle Viewing Van Tours

Where:  LBL - Golden Pond Visitor's Center in LBL - 36.7777233,-88.0651322

When:  January 7, 2017 - 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Contact:  (270) 924-2020

Enjoy a guided van tour of the Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley shorelines for eagle viewing in Land Between The Lakes. Meet at the Golden Pond Visitor's Center. Reservations are required. The cost is $10 per person. Call (270) 924-2020. Other dates and times are available - check the full calendar listing for other opportunities to view the eagles.

Harlem Globetrotters

Where:  Murray - CFSB Center - 1401 KY-121

When:  January 11, 2017 - 7:00 p.m.

Contact:  (270) 809-3000

Watch the exciting Harlem Globetrotters at Murray State's CFSB Center. The event will take place at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 11. Go to ticketmaster.com for tickets.

Eagle Viewing Van Tours

Where:  LBL - Golden Pond Visitor's Center in LBL - 36.7777233,-88.0651322

When:  January 14, 2017 - 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Contact:  (270) 924-2020

Enjoy a guided van tour of the Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley shorelines for eagle viewing in Land Between The Lakes. Meet at the Golden Pond Visitor's Center. Reservations are required. The cost is $10 per person. Call (270) 924-2020. Other dates and times are available - check the full calendar listing for other opportunities to view the eagles.

Eagle Viewing Van Tours

Where:  LBL - Golden Pond Visitor's Center in LBL - 36.7777233,-88.0651322

When:  January 14, 2017 - 8:30 a.m. to Noon

Contact:  (270) 924-2020

Enjoy a guided van tour of the Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley shorelines for eagle viewing in Land Between The Lakes. Meet at the Golden Pond Visitor's Center. Reservations are required. The cost is $10 per person. Call (270) 924-2020. Other dates and times are available - check the full calendar listing for other opportunities to view the eagles.

Eagle Viewing Van Tours

Where:  LBL - Golden Pond Visitor's Center in LBL - 36.7777233,-88.0651322

When:  January 15, 2017 - 3:00 p.m to 5:00 p.m.

Contact:  (270) 924-2020

Enjoy a guided van tour of the Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley shorelines for eagle viewing in Land Between The Lakes. Meet at the Golden Pond Visitor's Center. Reservations are required. The cost is $10 per person. Call (270) 924-2020. Other dates and times are available - check the full calendar listing for other opportunities to view the eagles.

Kentucky Lake Eagle Viewing Cruises on the CQ Princess

Where:  Aurora - Kenlake Marina - 888 Ken Lake Marina Lane

When:  January 14, 2017 thru January 16, 2017 - Various Times

Contact:  (270) 924-2020

Step aboard the spacious and luxurious CQ Princess to see majestic eagles nesting and soaring across Kentucky Lake. The cost is $65 per person and reservations are required. Call (270) 924-2020 for details. Meet at Kenlake Marina. Here are the dates and times of the cruise:

Saturday, January 14 - Brunch with the Eagles from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Saturday, January 14 - Lunch with the Eagles from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Sunday, January 15 - Lunch with the Eagles from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Monday, January 16 - Lunch with the Eagles from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Murray State Men's Basketball vs. Eastern Kentucky

Where:  Murray - CFSB Center - 1401 KY-121

When:  January 19, 2017 - 7:00 p.m.

Contact:  (270) 809-3000

Catch the Murray State Racers in exciting basketball action at the CFSB Center in Murray. For tickets call (270) 809-3000.

Eagle Viewing Van Tours

Where:  LBL - Nature Station in LBL - 36.9016496,-88.0383153

When:  January 21, 2017 - 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Contact:  (270) 924-2020

Enjoy a guided van tour of the Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley shorelines for eagle viewing in Land Between The Lakes. Meet at the Nature Station. Reservations are required. The cost is $10 per person. Call (270) 924-2020. Other dates and times are available - check the full calendar listing for other opportunities to view the eagles.

Eagle Viewing Van Tours

Where:  LBL - Golden Pond Visitor's Center in LBL - 36.7777233,-88.0651322

When:  January 22, 2017 - 1:30 p.m to 5:00 p.m.

Contact:  (270) 924-2020

Enjoy a guided van tour of the Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley shorelines for eagle viewing in Land Between The Lakes. Meet at the Golden Pond Visitor's Center. Reservations are required. The cost is $10 per person. Call (270) 924-2020. Other dates and times are available - check the full calendar listing for other opportunities to view the eagles.

Murray State Men's Basketball vs. Southeast Missouri

Where:  Murray - CFSB Center - 1401 KY-121

When:  January 26, 2017 - 7:00 p.m.

Contact:  (270) 809-3000

Catch the Murray State Racers in exciting basketball action at the CFSB Center in Murray. For tickets call (270) 809-3000.

Murray State Men's Basketball vs. UT-Martin

Where:  Murray - CFSB Center - 1401 KY-121

When:  January 28, 2017 - 7:00 p.m.

Contact:  (270) 809-3000

Catch the Murray State Racers in exciting basketball action at the CFSB Center in Murray. For tickets call (270) 809-3000.

Eagle Viewing Van Tours

Where:  LBL - Nature Station in LBL - 36.9016496,-88.0383153

When:  January 29, 2017 - 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Contact:  (270) 924-2020

Enjoy a guided van tour of the Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley shorelines for eagle viewing in Land Between The Lakes. Meet at the Nature Station. Reservations are required. The cost is $10 per person. Call (270) 924-2020. Other dates and times are available - check the full calendar listing for other opportunities to view the eagles.

Murray State Men's Basketball vs. Belmont

Where:  Murray - CFSB Center - 1401 KY-121

When:  February 2, 2017 - 8:00 p.m.

Contact:  (270) 809-3000

Catch the Murray State Racers in exciting basketball action at the CFSB Center in Murray. For tickets call (270) 809-3000.

Fort Henry Anniversary Program & Walk

Where:  LBL - Homeplace 1850s - 36.6555083,-87.9730305

When:  February 4, 2017 - 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Contact:  (270) 924-2020

Ft. Donelson National Battlefield - Meet at Homeplace 1850s Farm. Reservations are required. Cost is $3 to $5.

1-2:30pm Ft. Henry Program | 3-4pm Walk

Invited historian, Susan "Ski" Witzofsky, will explain Fort Henry's impact on the Civil War in the Homeplace theater. Later, gather at Fort Henry Trail Parking for a guided walk to relive the siege. Walk is weather-permitting.

Eagle Viewing Van Tours

Where:  LBL - North Welcome Station in LBL - 36.97074,-88.2005927

When:  February 4, 2017 - 9:00 a.m to 12:00 p.m.

Contact:  (270) 924-2020

Enjoy a guided van tour of the Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley shorelines for eagle viewing in Land Between The Lakes. Meet at the Golden Pond Visitor's Center. Reservations are required. The cost is $10 per person. Call (270) 924-2020. Other dates and times are available - check the full calendar listing for other opportunities to view the eagles.

Eagle Viewing Van Tours

Where:  LBL - North Welcome Station in LBL - 36.97074,-88.2005927

When:  February 5, 2017 - 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Contact:  (270) 924-2020

Enjoy a guided van tour of the Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley shorelines for eagle viewing in Land Between The Lakes. Meet at the Golden Pond Visitor's Center. Reservations are required. The cost is $10 per person. Call (270) 924-2020. Other dates and times are available - check the full calendar listing for other opportunities to view the eagles.

Murray State Men's Basketball vs. Austin Peay

Where:  Murray - CFSB Center - 1401 KY-121

When:  February 11, 2017 - 7:00 p.m.

Contact:  (270) 809-3000

Catch the Murray State Racers in exciting basketball action at the CFSB Center in Murray. For tickets call (270) 809-3000.

Valentine's Day Lunch Eagle Viewing Cruises on the CQ Princess

Where:  Aurora - Kenlake Marina - 888 Ken Lake Marina Lane

When:  February 14, 2017 - Various Times

Contact:  (270) 924-2020

Step aboard the spacious and luxurious CQ Princess to see majestic eagles nesting and soaring across Kentucky Lake. The cost is $65 per person and reservations are required. Call (270) 924-2020 for details. Meet at Kenlake Marina. The cruise is from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Murray State Men's Basketball vs. SIU-Edwardsville

Where:  Murray - CFSB Center - 1401 KY-121

When:  February 16, 2017 - 6:00 p.m.

Contact:  (270) 809-3000

Catch the Murray State Racers in exciting basketball action at the CFSB Center in Murray. For tickets call (270) 809-3000.

Murray State Men's Basketball vs. Eastern Illinois

Where:  Murray - CFSB Center - 1401 KY-121

When:  February 18, 2017 - 7:00 p.m.

Contact:  (270) 809-3000

Catch the Murray State Racers in exciting basketball action at the CFSB Center in Murray. For tickets call (270) 809-3000.

Justin Moore & Lee Brice in the American Made Tour

Where:  Murray - CFSB Center - 1401 KY-121

When:  February 23, 2017 - 7:00 p.m.

Contact:  (270) 809-3000

The American Made Tour featuring country music stars Justin Moore and Lee Brice will be coming to the CFSB Center in Murray. Get tickets online at ticketmaster.com


Spring
Photo by Melodie Cunningham

Springtime is the perfect time to explore the wide variety of native plants growing in the lakes region! Over 1,130 native flora species live in LBL.