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Where:  Murray - CFSB Center - 1401 KY-121

When:  November 16, 2018 - 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 - The Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  November 17, 2018 - 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Cub Scout Day activities are included with regular NS admission fee of $5 for ages 13 and up, $3 for ages 5-12, and free for ages 4 and under. Complete schedule will be available online by November 1. Call 270-924-2299 for more information.

Attention all Cub Scouts and Cub Scout leaders! Bring the gang, or just your own kids, to the Nature Station for a full day of activities and programs focused on this year's theme: Science Rocks! Learn about the night sky, dinosaurs, cool rocks, and other cool physical science experiments! Cub Scouts of all ages can participate in staff-led programs and activities that help them work toward a Belt Loop from their respective levels. The Belt Loops are: Sky is the Limit (Tigers), Digging in the Past (Wolves), Super Science (Bears), and Earth Rocks! (Webelos). We recommend planning at least a 2 hour visit to do all the activities.

Where:  Dover, TN - The Homeplace - 4512 The Trace

When:  November 14, 2018 thru November 17, 2018 - 10:00 a.m. to Noon

Contact:  931.232.6457

Thanksgiving will not become a national holiday until 1863, but the fall harvest was celebrated by rural people long before. Come to the Homeplace all week to experience the hustle and bustle in the kitchen as we prepare for our own thanksgiving meal to celebrate a successful harvest. Each day the ladies will prepare a special dish all leading up to the big harvest dinner on Saturday the 17th.

At the Homeplace 1850s in Land Between The Lakes. Admission Fees Apply.

Where:  Gilbertsville - Ralph's Harborview Bar & Grille - 570 Moors Rd

When:  November 17, 2018 - 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Contact:  (270) 362-1412

Enjoy a night of live entertainment with Leight at Ralph's Harborview Bar & Grill. Located at Moors Resort on Kentucky Lake. For more information, visit Moors Resort's website.

Where:  Grand Rivers - Grand Rivers Community Center - 155 W Cumberland Ave

When:  November 17, 2018 - 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Contact:  grandrivers.org

The Grand Rivers Agri-Artisan Market is a new addition to the Festival of Lights Celebration. The event will take place November 17, at the Grand Rivers Community Center, 9 AM - 3 PM. Artisans from the tri-state area will offer crafted items, foods, specialty items, and more at this market. A great place to that perfect unique gift or something special for yourself.

Where:  LBL - The Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  November 18, 2018 - 1:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Hey Kids! Join us as a not-so-secret agent from the Department of Mythical Wildlife teaches you about the unknown mythical creatures that are native to our area! Kids will follow the agent on a short, 1-mile hike to learn some of the signs of mythical creatures, and ways to help preserve the habitats that these creatures call home!

At the Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

Where:  Dover, TN - The Homeplace - 4512 The Trace

When:  November 18, 2018 - 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Contact:  931.232.6457

Everyone knows the story of The Three Little Pigs, but do you know the story of The Two Not so Little Pigs? Stop by the Pig Pen and learn the interesting story of our Tamworth pigs and how much the farm family valued them. So, don't be afraid of the big bad wolf, come to the farm and ham it up.

At the Homeplace 1850s in Land Between The Lakes. Admission Fees Apply.

Where:  LBL - The Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  November 23, 2018 - 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Would you like to make some simple, fun winter decorations for your house? Try your hand at making animal snowflakes! We've got a number of different patterns you can choose. Cut out a colorful snowflake with an animal design hidden in its folds.

At the Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

Where:  LBL - The Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  November 23, 2018 - 1:00 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

All of us humans enjoy Thanksgiving dinner, so why not treat the animals to their own special feast? We'll be dishing up some super suppers for our resident animals. Come watch the red wolves, opossum, turkeys, and more enjoy their holiday meals. Who ordered the mouse potato pie and cricket dressing?

At the Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

Where:  LBL - The Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  November 23, 2018 - 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Want to avoid the crowds at big stores and malls? Come to Nature Station and make some fun and creative gifts and home decorations inspired by nature! Give them away as holiday gifts or keep them for yourself! No artistic talent required.

At the Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

Where:  Murray - CFSB Center - 1401 KY-121

When:  November 24, 2018 - 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 - The Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  November 24, 2018 - 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

$15 per person. Fee includes same day Nature Station admission. Registration limited. Reservation and full deposit required. Call 270-924-2020 to reserve your space. Dress for the weather. Moderate walking may be required. Meet at Nature Station.

The eagle has landed! Lots of bald eagles migrate to the Land Between the Lakes area for the winter. Many arrive in November. Join us on our first van tour of the season to visit some eagle-viewing hotspots and look for these breathtaking birds in the wild. Our naturalists will help you spot eagles and other wildlife, as well as zoom in with spotting scopes for closer looks.

Where:  LBL - The Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  November 24, 2018 - 2:00 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Hey kids! Brrrr! It's going to get cold out there soon! Have you ever wondered how animals make it through the winter? Where do squirrels hide their food? Where do skunks sleep? Where did all the turtles go? Join us for this fun program, meet several animals up close, and play games that teach us what these cool critters do to survive the cold!

At the Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

Where:  Dover, TN - The Homeplace - 4512 The Trace

When:  November 24, 2018 - 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Contact:  931.232.6457

Step back in time to the smell of pine needles and gingerbread and to stockings hung by the fire with care; to a simple 1850 Christmas. Wander around the farm and visit the homes to see how the farm family decorated for Christmas season. Learn how to make traditional Christmas decorations, collect recipes for traditional holiday treats to make at home. Then, sit back and relax to the old-time Christmas tunes and stories. Later, join in singing 1800s Christmas carols as we usher in Santa Claus' arrival. Do not miss a visit with good 'o Santa Claus! Come all ye' for fun and merriment!

At the Homeplace 1850s in Land Between The Lakes. Admission Fees Apply.

Where:  Gilbertsville - Ralph's Harborview Bar & Grille - 570 Moors Rd

When:  November 24, 2018 - 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Contact:  (270) 362-1412

Enjoy a night of live entertainment with Olivia Faye at Ralph's Harborview Bar & Grill. Located at Moors Resort on Kentucky Lake. For more information, visit Moors Resort's website.

Where:  LBL - The Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  November 24, 2018 - 11:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Animals make their homes in some strange places. Some live in trees, some make a nest, and even others live underwater. But there are many animals that are experts at living underground. Come learn more about our subterranean animal friends and meet some burrowing critters.

At the Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

Where:  LBL - The Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  November 25, 2018 - 1:30 p.m. to 1:50 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Who's hungry like a wolf? Our red wolves, of course! Visit with our red wolves, one of the most endangered mammals in the United States, and watch them "wolf" down a tasty treat. Find out how they become so endangered and what efforts biologists have made to try to save them from extinction. Daily through Saturday, October 13, all a part of Wolf Week at the Nature Station.

At the Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

Where:  Dover, TN - The Homeplace - 4512 The Trace

When:  November 25, 2018 - 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Contact:  931.232.6457

The Homeplace ladies are gathering in the parlor this afternoon for tea and sweet treats and to visit and talk about the upcoming holiday season. Drop by the parlor, we'd love to have your company and listen to your family traditions for the holidays.

At the Homeplace 1850s in Land Between The Lakes. Admission Fees Apply.

Where:  Dover, TN - The Homeplace - 4512 The Trace

When:  November 25, 2018 - 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Contact:  931.232.6457

Making the old style ladder-back chairs was a popular winter pastime hobby for some and a source of winter income for others in the 19th century. Keeping this tradition alive, we still make chairs from local tree and using traditional woodworking tools. This afternoon we are working on one of the last steps, weaving the chair seat with hickory bark. Stop by the Tool Barn and see how chair bottoming is done. Learn some useful tips and go home and fix the one you have in your garage.

At the Homeplace 1850s in Land Between The Lakes. Admission Fees Apply.

Where:  LBL - Golden Pond Planetarium - 238 Visitor Center Dr

When:  October 2, 2018 thru November 30, 2018 - 1:00 p.m. Daily

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Somewhere along the line, planetariums became cool shaped movie theaters and the technology got ahead of the message. You are invited to quietly relax under a canopy of stars that represent tonight's sky. As you do, our knowledgeable and entertaining staff will personally lead you on a tour of planets, constellations, and special celestial events. This live presentation is recommended for ages 6 and above. Admission fees apply.

Where:  LBL - Golden Pond Planetarium - 238 Visitor Center Dr

When:  October 2, 2018 thru November 30, 2018 - Various Times

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! Showtimes are Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at Noon. Also Sundays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturday at 4:00 p.m. Admission fees apply.

Where:  LBL - Golden Pond Planetarium - 238 Visitor Center Dr

When:  October 2, 2018 thru November 30, 2018 - 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 2018. Not since the Apollo missions 40 years ago has there been this much lunar exploration. Showtimes are Sundays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays at 3:00 p.m. Also Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 4:00 p.m. Admission fees apply.

Where:  LBL - Golden Pond Planetarium - 238 Visitor Center Dr

When:  October 2, 2018 thru November 30, 2018 - Various Times

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

The entire family will enjoy discovering the secrets about our home planet and its most familiar neighbors with the help of Coyote, an amusing character adapted from Native American oral traditions, who has many misconceptions about how these three celestial objects interact. Laugh out loud as Coyote attempts to explain how the moon and sun always appear to astound us with their celestial antics. Admission fees apply. Showtimes are Sundays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays at 11:00 a.m. Also showing on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 3:00 p.m.

Where:  LBL - Golden Pond Planetarium - 238 Visitor Center Dr

When:  October 2, 2018 thru November 30, 2018 - Various Times

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! Showtimes are Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 11:00 a.m. Also on Sundays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturday at noon. Admission fees apply.

Where:  LBL - The Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  November 30, 2018 - 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Today is the last day Nature Station will be open for the season! Join our naturalists for a special behind the scenes tour to meet our resident animals, learn their histories, and how we care for them in the winter. You'll even help feed some of them.

At the Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

Where:  LBL - Golden Pond Planetarium - 238 Visitor Center Dr

When:  October 2, 2018 thru November 30, 2018 - Daily at 10:00 a.m.

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.

Where:  LBL - Golden Pond Planetarium - 238 Visitor Center Dr

When:  October 2, 2018 thru November 30, 2018 - Daily at 2:00 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Please come and enjoy the many beautiful full-dome images of our universe on this virtual space tour as seen from the eyes of the world's largest telescopes including the Hubble Space Telescope. Along the way, you will learn about the history of astronomy, the invention of the telescope, and see impressive images from today's giant telescopes that allow us to probe ever deeper into the Universe. Admission fees apply.

Where:  Dover, TN - The Homeplace - 4512 The Trace

When:  November 30, 2018 - 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Contact:  931.232.6457

The kettle is in the back yard along with the laundry fork to mix up a new batch of lye soap. See the transformation with your own eyes as simple ingredients, water, lard, and lye, are stirred together to form this all-purpose cleaner.

At the Homeplace 1850s in Land Between The Lakes. Admission Fees Apply.

Where:  Murray - CFSB Center - 1401 KY-121

When:  December 1, 2018 - 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:  December 15, 2018 - 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:  December 18, 2018 - 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 Planetarium - 238 Visitor Center Dr

When:  October 2, 2018 thru December 22, 2018 - Various Times

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Laser lights shows at the Golden Pond Planetarium. Featuring many genres of music including retro, rock, pop, country, faith-based and so much more. Download the fall schedule here. Admission fees apply.

Where:  Murray - CFSB Center - 1401 KY-121

When:  December 29, 2018 - 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:  January 3, 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:  January 5, 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:  Springville - Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge - 1371 Wildlife Drive

When:  January 18, 2019 thru January 20, 2019 - Throughout the Day

Contact:  731-642-2091

Registration is open for the Wings of Winter Birding Festival (WOW), an exceptional opportunity for serious birdwatchers, new birders and outdoor enthusiasts. Slated for January 18-20, 2019, the event will be headquartered in Paris, TN and features multiple birding trips with top notch guides, exhilarating speakers, a memorable cruise and more. Due to limited capacities, early registration is a must, according to Friends of the Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge (TNWR), the host organization.

Now in its second year, WOW focuses on the 150+ migratory bird species that winter in Kentucky and Barkley Lakes in West Tennessee and Western Kentucky. The 15, full and half-day tours feature experienced guides who know their birds and are passionate about helping other birders on their quests.

For more information or to make reservations for the Wings of Winter Birding Festival, visit www.friendstnwr.org. Contact the refuge with questions at 731-642-2091 or Joan_Howe@fws.gov.

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:  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:  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+.


Lunch Time!
Photo by Melodie Cunningham

Splash! This bald eagle is diving for a tasty fish. Bald eagles use their exceptional eye sight to spot their prey up to a mile away!