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The Little Star That Could

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

When:  June 1, 2016 thru August 31, 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).

For Goodness Snakes!

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

When:  August 31, 2016 - Wednesdays 3:30 to 4:00 pm

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 in LBL. Admission fees apply.

Parade of Raptors at the Nature Station

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

When:  June 1, 2016 thru August 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:  May 2, 2016 thru August 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.

Golden Pond Planetarium Presents: Firefall

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

When:  June 1, 2016 thru August 31, 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).

Red Wolf Treat Time

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

When:  June 1, 2016 thru August 31, 2016 - Weekdays - 1:00 to 1:20 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

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 what scientists and regular citizens are doing to bring them back from the brink of extinction. At the Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

Golden Pond Planetarium Presents: Earth, Moon & Sun

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

When:  June 1, 2016 thru August 31, 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).

Afternoon Animal Encounters at the Nature Station

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

When:  June 1, 2016 thru August 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.

Laser Legends of the Night Sky

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

When:  June 1, 2016 thru August 31, 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).

Golden Pond Planetarium Presents: Tonight's Sky Live!

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

When:  June 1, 2016 thru August 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:  June 1, 2016 thru August 31, 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).

Back to the Moon for Good

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

When:  June 1, 2016 thru August 31, 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).

Practical Skills Wednesdays: Fire Starting

Where:  LBL - The Homeplace - 36.6556721,-87.9744283

When:  August 31, 2016 - 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Contact:  931-232-6457

Whether for smoking hides, frying bacon, or the warmth of a campfire, fire starting was an important skill to have on an 1850s farm. Learn fire starting techniques available in the 19th century, such as flint and steel, bow drill, fire piston, or even friction matches. Also, learn ways to keep a fire, like banking coals for starting the next fire.

The Golden Pond Planetarium Presents: IBEX

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

When:  June 1, 2016 thru August 31, 2016 - Various Times

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 Wednesdays at 11:00 a.m.; Tuesdays and Thursdays at 3:00 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:  June 1, 2016 thru August 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: Two Small Pieces of Glass

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

When:  June 1, 2016 thru August 31, 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).

Cadiz Cruise-In

Where:  Cadiz - Downtown - 36.8624683,-87.8383691

When:  September 3, 2016 - 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Contact:  270-348-7718

Car Show with Justin Reynolds Band in downtown Cadiz.

Fireworks and Live Music at Kentucky Dam

Where:  Gilbertsville - Kentucky Dam SP - 113 Administration Drive

When:  September 4, 2016 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Contact:  (800) 325-0146

Join Kentucky Dam Village for Fireworks over the Water. The display will begin at sunset over KY Lake and can be viewed at multiple locations around the park. This show is sponsored by the Kentucky Dam Village Marina. A free concert by the classic rock band Cantageous will play from 6:30pm until the fireworks begin at the Old Beach. Call 1-800-325-0146 for additional information.

Homeplace 1850s Trades Fair Labor Day Weekend

Where:  LBL - Homeplace 1850s - 36.655513,-87.973078

When:  September 3, 2016 thru September 4, 2016 - All Day

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

The Homeplace 1850s Working Farm will host a Trades Fair on Saturday and Sunday, September 3 and 4, from 10am to 4pm in Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area. Traditional trades and crafts people will share knowledge of vanishing folk art skills. Admission is $5 ages 13 and older, $3 ages 5-12, and free for ages 4 and under. Details here.

Grand Rivers Arts & Crafts Fair

Where:  Grand Rivers - Little Lake Park - 37.0041054,-88.2290132

When:  September 3, 2016 thru September 5, 2016 -

Contact:  www.grandrivers.org

For Labor Day weekend, the place to go is downtown Grand Rivers! Original or handmade jewelry, furniture, baskets, quilts, pottery, lace, clothing, and wooden decorative items are featured along with stained glass designs, embroidery and paintings by exhibitors from nine different states. Over 100 different artisan and craftsman booths! Admission: $1.00 per person or $3.00 per car. Please note... do not park in Village Market & Cafe parking lot. Use the city lot or the park lot.

THREE DAY SHOW: Saturday, Sunday - 9AM to 5PM; Monday - 9AM - 3PM

Bluegrass Productions Top Gun Car Show Series Cruise-In

Where:  Grand Rivers - JH O'Bryan Avenue - JH O'Bryan Avenue, Grand Rivers, KY

When:  September 10, 2016 - 4:00 p.m to 9:00 p.m.

Contact:  www.topguncarshows.com

Bluegrass Productions Top Gun Car Show Series Cruise-Ins. 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, Village Market & Cafe lot), on the Second Saturday of the month, April - September, 2015. Visit www.topguncarshows.com for more information. Show hours are 4pm to 9pm.

Lake Barkley Quilt Show

Where:  Eddyville - Lee S. Jones Park - 309 Lee S. Jones Park Drive

When:  September 9, 2016 thru September 10, 2016 -

Contact:  270.625.6262

Quilt Class, Prizes & Awards, Vendors, Refreshments. Quilt Raffle - $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00

Ice Cream Festival

Where:  Murray - Downtown Court Square - 104 N 5th St Murray, KY 42071

When:  September 9, 2016 thru September 10, 2016 - All Day

Contact:  270-759-9474

The Ice Cream Festival will include a car show, kid's activities, outdoor movie, inflatables, bungee jump and, of course, FREE ice cream!

Harvest & BBQ on Barkley

Where:  Kuttawa - -

When:  September 9, 2016 thru September 10, 2016 -

Contact:  www.kuttawaky.org

Featuring free live entertainment, a kid's fun zone, a 5k Run/Walk, an entire line of BBQ Competition, and vendors from all around the area! For more information, please visit www.kuttawaky.org.

Kentucky & Barkley Lakes Fun Run

Where:  Benton - Moors Resort - 570 Moors Rd

When:  September 10, 2016 -

Contact:  270-362-8386

A leisurely poker run for boats and cars of all sizes. Please call 270-362-8386 for more information!

Racer Football vs. Missouri State

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

When:  September 10, 2016 - 6:00 p.m.

Contact:  (270) 809-3000

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

Lighthouse Landing Practical Sailing School

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

When:  September 8, 2016 thru September 11, 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

Green Turtle Bay Fall Boat Show

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

When:  September 9, 2016 thru September 11, 2016 -

Contact:  www.greenturtlebay.com

Green Turtle Bay Yacht Sales Annual Fall In-Water Boat Show. Over 5 million $ 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.

Walmart BFL Qualifier #5

Where:  Benton - Moors Resort - 570 Moors Rd

When:  September 10, 2016 thru September 11, 2016 -

Contact:  (270) 362-8361

A qualifying bass fishing tournament for the Wal-Mart BFL LBL Division. Hosted by the Kentucky Lake CVB, FLW; taking place at Moors Resort & Marina.

Paris Lakeway Kiwanis Annual Craft Fair

Where:  Buchanan - Paris Landing SP - 16055 Hwy 79 N

When:  September 10, 2016 thru September 11, 2016 - 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Contact:  (731) 641-4465

The annual Paris Lakeway Kiwanis Craft Fair will be held at Paris Landing State Park on Saturday & Sunday, September 10 & 11. There will be lots of crafts and great food available. Vendors will be selling from 10:00 a.m. each morning until 5:00 p.m. There is still time to register as a vendor as well, go to the Paris Lakeway Kiwanis Club Arts & Crafts Festival Facebook page for more information.

Grandparents Weekend at Prizer Point

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

When:  September 9, 2016 thru September 11, 2016 -

Contact:  (270) 522-3762

To celebrate your family this weekend, when you book Friday and Saturday night, Sunday night is FREE! Bring your grandkids or grand-dogs to make memories to last a lifetime. Whether boating, bouncing, swimming or gathering around the campfire, reclaim your family time this fall. www.prizerpoint.com

Boss Hoss Cycle Rally

Where:  Paris - Downtown - 101 W. Washington Street

When:  September 16, 2016 - 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Contact:  (731) 642-3431

Motorcycle rally in downtown Paris.

Trigg County Riding Club 2016 Horse Shows

Where:  Cadiz - - 303 Complex Road

When:  September 17, 2016 - 5:00 p.m.

Contact:  (270) 484-0070

Dates: September 17 (Ham Festival Show), 2016
Trigg County Recreational Complex HWY 139, North Cadiz, KY 42211
Gate Admission: $2.00 per person
Children 11 and under free.
Entry Fees: $8.00 5 place ribbons, Payout with 6 or more entries:
$15, $10, $5. Excluding class 8, 12, and 31 and fun classes
-$2.00 Class # 13, 19, 20 Prizes
-$2.00 Class #6 Ribbon to all
NO REFUND ON ENTRY FEES
Management Reserves the right to refuse any entry
5:00 PM Rain or Shine!

Bubbles & Beans Festival

Where:  Aurora - Hitching Post - 16474 US-68

When:  September 17, 2016 -

Contact:  (270) 474-2266

This event is a root beer and chili festival in Aurora, KY. It features a chili cook-off, contests, and fun for the whole family at The Hitching Post & Old Country Store.

Murray City Wide Yard Sale

Where:  Murray - Throughout Town -

When:  September 17, 2016 - All Day

Contact:  (270) 759-2199

Enjoy dozens of yard sales throughout the City of Murray. Stop by the tourism office in downtown Murray for a map and guide.

Pirate Weekend at Prizer Point

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

When:  September 16, 2016 thru September 18, 2016 -

Contact:  (270) 522-3762

Its time to claim your pirate ship at the Marina this weekend! Thar be fun and games for all who dare to sail Lake Barkley..and dont mind getting a little wet!

And for Land Lubbers? Rent a boat or enjoy the land based activities! Theres a little pirate in all of us!

"Bonnie & Clyde" - Playhouse in the Park

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

When:  September 15, 2016 thru September 18, 2016 - Various Times

Contact:  www.playhousemurray.org

America's most notorious lovers and bank robbers take the country by storm in this sexy and compelling adventure, which combines blues, gospel and rockabilly music. At the height of the Great Depression, Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow went from two small-town nobodies in West Texas to America's most renowned folk heroes and the Texas law enforcement's worst nightmares. Fearless, shameless, and alluring, the Tony-nominated Bonnie & Clyde is the electrifying story of love, adventure and crime that captured the attention of an entire country. Show times Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30.

Camden Cruise-In

Where:  Camden - Downtown - 10 East Main Street

When:  September 24, 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!

National Public Lands Day at Johnsonville State Park

Where:  New Johnsonville - Johnsonville SP - 90 Nell Beard Rd

When:  September 24, 2016 - 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Contact:  (931) 535-2789

Add your hands to help out at Johnsonville State Historic Park as we work on our National Public Lands Day project. Possible projects may include clearing brush, limbs, and invasive plants from the park, trail work, or maintaining historic park features such as cemeteries and civil war era earthworks. Individuals, families, Scout groups, home educators, church groups, TN Promise scholars and others needing community service hours are welcome. Free to participate. From 90 Nell Beard Road, follow the signs that say, Volunteer Workday to the project site. Hand tools and water will be provided. Long pants, boots, and gloves are recommended. In the event of severe weather the work day will be cancelled.

Benton Cruise-In in Kentucky Lake's Downtown

Where:  Benton - - 36.857393, -88.350748

When:  September 24, 2016 - 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Contact:  270-527-8677

The Metal Mafia Car Club & the City of Benton will be hosting their annual Cruise In; cars, food, prizes, and live entertainment for free! Events happen the last Saturday of each month from April to September 4-8pm. Call 270-527-8677 for more information.

Racer Football vs. Southeast Missouri

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

When:  September 24, 2016 - 6:00 p.m.

Contact:  (270) 809-3000

Catch the Murray State University football team as they host Southeast Missouri at Roy Stewart Stadium in Murray, Ky.

National Public Lands Day: A Walk in the Park

Where:  New Johnsonville - Johnsonville SP - 90 Nell Beard Rd

When:  September 24, 2016 - 1:00 p.m to 3:00 p.m.

Contact:  (931) 535-2789

Johnsonville State Historic Park is full of historyand great paths to walk on a Saturday afternoon. In honor of National Public Lands Day, and as part of Humphreys Countys Marathon In A Month Event, join Ranger Bob on this fun, easy, Ranger lead, 1 mile walk in the park. Well discuss some of the history and visit some of the special places that make Johnsonville State Historic Park a Tennessee treasure. Join us for this community walking event as we exercise our bodies and our minds while we explore some of the paths found in the park. Free to participate. From the Park Welcome Center at 90 Nell Beard Road, New Johnsonville, TN 37134, follow the blue directional signs that say, Hike 1pm. Directional signs will lead participants to the event starting location in the park.

Wild West Weekend at Prizer Point

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

When:  September 23, 2016 thru September 25, 2016 -

Contact:  (270) 522-3762

Calling all outlaws! Its Wild West Weekend at Prizer Point KOA! Your cowboys and cowgirls will love the jumping pillows, enclosed pool, water sports and boatingand a little taste of the Old West!

Lighthouse Landing Practical Sailing School

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

When:  September 22, 2016 thru September 25, 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

KLSC Watkins Cup Sailing Regatta

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

When:  September 24, 2016 thru September 25, 2016 -

Contact:  www.klsc.net

The Kentucky Lake Sailing Club cordially invites you and your crew to the Watkins Cup Regatta. The Regatta will be held on Kentucky Lake at Grand Rivers, KY, out of Lighthouse Landing Marina. For classes, registration and details visit www.klsc.net. The Regatta will consist of as many as five races. Courses will be triangular. Actual course and course length will be determined by the Race Committee based on sailing conditions on Race Day. The Watkins Cup is part of Kentucky Lake Race Week.

Schedule: Early registration will be 6:00 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday. Late registration will be 8:00 a.m. race day, with the Skippers Meeting to follow at 9:00 a.m. First race will start at 10:30 a.m., or as soon as possible after the Skippers Meeting. A Social hour and dinner will be held on Saturday evening. On Sunday, skippers will meet on the lake for races, which will start at 9 a.m. and conclude around noon. Award presentation will be held at Lighthouse Landing on Sunday, about 90 minutes after the last race.

"Bonnie & Clyde" - Playhouse in the Park

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

When:  September 22, 2016 thru September 25, 2016 - Various Times

Contact:  www.playhousemurray.org

America's most notorious lovers and bank robbers take the country by storm in this sexy and compelling adventure, which combines blues, gospel and rockabilly music. At the height of the Great Depression, Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow went from two small-town nobodies in West Texas to America's most renowned folk heroes and the Texas law enforcement's worst nightmares. Fearless, shameless, and alluring, the Tony-nominated Bonnie & Clyde is the electrifying story of love, adventure and crime that captured the attention of an entire country. Show times Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30.

Eye Full of Paris Weekend

Where:  Paris - -

When:  September 23, 2016 thru September 25, 2016 -

Contact:  (731) 642-3431

September 23 Noon on the Square 12-1 pm
September 23 Wine to Share Water for All 7-10 pm at Lee Academy
September 24 Arts Round the Square 9 am-4 pm
September 24 Concert in the Vineyard at Paris Winery 6-10 pm
September 25 Downtown Churches Rejoice

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.

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!

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

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!

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!

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.

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.

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 Hamfests 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

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! Its 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, Kentuckys 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.

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!

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. Dont 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.

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.

"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.

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.

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.


Hematite Leaves
Photo by Shane Dunnaway

Those who are familiar with Hematite Lake trail will know where this photo was taken. Beautiful autumn leaves attempt to cover the rocks alongside the path around Hematite Lake.