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Lunch with the Eagles Kentucky Lake Cruise

Kenlake Marina - 888 Kenlake Marina Ln, Aurora

Jan 18, 2020 - 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

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

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

For More Information: 270-924-2020

Eagle Viewing Van Tour

Golden Pond Visitor's Center - 238 Visitor Center Drive, LBL

Jan 18, 2020 - 8:00 to 11:30 a.m.

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

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

For More Information: (270) 924-2299

Old Time Skills Workshop - Basic Flint Knapping

The Homeplace 1850s - 4512 The Trace, LBL

Jan 18, 2020 - 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

$25. Registration and full deposit required. Limited to 6 participants. For more information and to reserve your space, call 270 924-2020. Recommended for ages 12 and up. Bring lunch. Must bring leather gloves and safety glasses. Last day to register is Friday, January 17, 2020 Stone tools were used by all cultures, it is truly a humanity wide skill and art form. The manufacture of stone tools is called flintknapping. The Homeplace invites you to our first flintknapping workshop, taught by Primitive Skills Expert and Homeplace Interpreter, Michael Daniels. In this workshop you will learn the basics of lithic reduction, how to turn a raw stone into a usable tool such as an arrowhead, drill, chisel, hand axe or fine blades used to skin game. We will also cover the kinds of 'knappable' stone and the history and use of stone tools. Participants will receive the basic tools necessary to get started and some raw material to practice with in class and hands on instruction in making your first arrowhead. The workshop also includes a copy of 'the' book on flint knapping, Flintknapping, The Art of Making Stone Tools.

For More Information: 931-232-6457

Eagle Viewing Van Tour

Golden Pond Visitor's Center - 238 Visitor Center Drive, Golden Pond, LBL

Jan 18, 2020 - 1:30 to 5:00 p.m.

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

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

For More Information: (270) 924-2299

Brunch with the Eagles Kentucky Lake Cruise

Kenlake Marina - 888 Kenlake Marina Ln, Aurora

Jan 18, 2020 - 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

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

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

For More Information: 270-924-2020

Brunch with the Eagles Kentucky Lake Cruise

Kenlake Marina - 888 Kenlake Marina Ln, Aurora

Jan 19, 2020 - 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

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

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

For More Information: 270-924-2020

Eagle Viewing Van Tour

Golden Pond Visitor's Center - 238 Visitor Center Drive, Golden Pond, LBL

Jan 19, 2020 - 1:30 to 5:00 p.m.

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

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

For More Information: (270) 924-2299

Lunch with the Eagles Kentucky Lake Cruise

Kenlake Marina - 888 Kenlake Marina Ln, Aurora

Jan 19, 2020 - 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

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

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

For More Information: 270-924-2020

Murray State Basketball vs. Belmont

CFSB Center - 1401 KY-121, Murray

Jan 23, 2020 - 6:00 p.m.

Catch the Murray State men's basketball team in action at the CFSB Center. For tickets, call (270) 809-3000 or visit goracers.com

For More Information: goracers.com

Eagle/Waterfowl Auto Tour at TNWR

TNWR - 550 Refuge Lane, New Johnsonville, New Johnsonville

Jan 25, 2020 - Noon to 5:00 p.m.

The Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge will once again host the 15th Annual Bald Eagle/Waterfowl Tour on Saturday January 25th from 12:00 - 5:00 pm. This event offers a free public opportunity to enjoy an afternoon to view waterfowl and wildlife on the refuge at the Duck River Bottoms, located in Humphreys County at 550 Refuge Lane in New Johnsonville, TN. Refuge staff and volunteers will be available at the main event tent just past the entrance on Refuge Lane. Staff will be on hand to answer questions, hand out maps for the self-guided auto tour route, and direct you to the guided tour buses. To enhance your viewing opportunities it is highly recommended to bring a pair of binoculars, if available, and remember to dress warmly for winter weather. If you have questions about the waterfowl tour, please call the Headquarters at 731-642-2091, extension 303 or e-mail Joan Howe at Joan_Howe@fws.gov.

For More Information: 731-642-2091

Eagle Viewing Van Tour

Golden Pond Visitor's Center - 238 Visitor Center Drive, Golden Pond, LBL

Jan 25, 2020 - 2:00 to 5:30 p.m.

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

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

For More Information: (270) 924-2299

Old Time Skills Workshop - String Quilt Workshop

The Homeplace 1850s - 4512 The Trace, LBL

Jan 25, 2020 - 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

$25.Registration and full deposit required. Limited to 10 participants. For more information and to reserve your space, call 270 924-2020. Recommended for ages 12 and up. Bring lunch. Last day to register is Friday, January 24, 2020. What could be more fun than making a quilt together on a cold winter's day? Perhaps learning an old technique of hand sewing a quilt block called 'string' quilting! In the 1850s, 'string' quilting technique was used to make a quilt block from small pieces of fabric that were hand sewn on to paper. The pattern we are using is based on a historic string quilt from our collection called 'spider web'. All the skills from piecing quilt tops to perfecting the hand quilting stitch will be taught by the Homeplace staff quilters. During this four hour workshop, you will learn this unique method of piecing a string quilt. Later, add a batting and backing and learn the traditional quilting stitch to create a table runner. Choose your favorite fabric from the Homeplace reproduction cloth stash to make a block that is uniquely you! Then, learn simple hand sewing stitches to 'hand piece' your quilt block. Later you will add the batting and backing material and learn the traditional quilting stitch. All supplies are provided. Take home a string quilt 'spider web' block table runner! String quilt blocks are so fun to sew that you will want to make several more and create an heirloom quilt that will be enjoyed by your descendants for years to come

For More Information: 931-232-6457

Murray State Basketball vs. Tennessee State

CFSB Center - 1401 KY-121, Murray

Jan 25, 2020 - 7:00 p.m.

Catch the Murray State men's basketball team in action at the CFSB Center. For tickets, call (270) 809-3000 or visit goracers.com

For More Information: goracers.com

Wings of Winter Birding Festival

- , Paris

Jan 24, 2020 thru Jan 26, 2020 -

The Wings of Winter event welcomes all levels of birders to Paris, Tennessee, for three remarkable days of birding trips, presentations, meals and camaraderie. Now in its third year, the festival takes place January 24-26, 2020, during the peak of winter migration. Registration is open through midnight January 1st at https://friendstnwr.org/wingsofwinter/. To find out more about this event, see this article on Explore Kentucky Lake.

For More Information: https://friendstnwr.org/wingsofwinter/

Family-Friendly Eagle Viewing Van Tour

Golden Pond Visitor's Center - 238 Visitor Center Drive, Golden Pond, LBL

Jan 26, 2020 - 2:00 to 5:30 p.m.

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

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

For More Information: (270) 924-2299

Murray State Basketball vs. Eastern Illinois

CFSB Center - 1401 KY-121, Murray

Jan 30, 2020 - 7:00 p.m.

Catch the Murray State men's basketball team in action at the CFSB Center. For tickets, call (270) 809-3000 or visit goracers.com

For More Information: goracers.com

Fort Henry Anniversary Program

Homeplace 1850s - 4512 The Trace, Dover, LBL

Feb 1, 2020 - 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. & 3:00 to 4:00 p.m.

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

For More Information: (931) 232-6457

Eagles of Northern LBL Van Tour

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

Feb 1, 2020 - 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

$15 per person. Registration limited. Reservation & full deposit required. Call 270-924-2020 to reserve your space. Dress for the weather and bring binoculars. Moderate walking may be required. Discover favorite bays, shorelines, and roosting spots of bald eagles on the north end of Land Between the Lakes. We'll search for these majestic birds both in and outside of LBL visiting one of the local dams as the eagles soar through the sky and perch in the trees, and maybe even catch one in action hunting for fish! We'll help you spot eagles in the field and zoom in for closer looks with spotting scopes.

For More Information: (270) 924-2299

Murray State Basketball vs. SIU-Edwardsville

CFSB Center - 1401 KY-121, Murray

Feb 1, 2020 - 7:00 p.m.

Catch the Murray State men's basketball team in action at the CFSB Center. For tickets, call (270) 809-3000 or visit goracers.com

For More Information: goracers.com

Eagles Weekend at Kenlake State Park

Kenlake State Park - 542 Kenlake Road, Aurora

Jan 31, 2020 thru Feb 2, 2020 - Various Times

Programs at 7:00 each night. Saturday Boat Tour: 8:00AM and 1:30PM. Sunday Brunch Tour: 10:30AM. "Tour Only" tickets will be released based on occupancy. Tours will take place aboard the CQ Princess. The CQ Princess allows observation thru windows while you are inside, comfortable and warm, or optional outdoor viewing from the bow and stern. Staff will be on board helping spot eagles and sharing interesting information about eagles and other animals/birds that may be seen. Tours often see between 10 and 45 eagles plus ducks, coots, loons, deer, coyote, fox, and on occasion, Golden Eagles. Restrooms plus complimentary coffee and hot chocolate available. Bring your binoculars, and wear warm clothing in case you want to step out on the bow and be prepared to see the beauty of nature! Call 270-474-2211 today to book your cruise!

For More Information: 270-474-2211

Eagle Viewing Van Tour

Golden Pond Visitor's Center - 238 Visitor Center Drive, Golden Pond, LBL

Feb 2, 2020 - 2:00 to 5:30 p.m.

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

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

For More Information: (270) 924-2299

The Road Less Traveled: Van Tour

Golden Pond Visitor's Center - 238 Visitor Center Drive, Golden Pond, LBL

Feb 8, 2020 - 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

$15 per person. Advanced registration required, by calling 270-924-2020. Let's search for some beautiful and unique Land Between the Lakes hidden treasures. During this van tour, we'll explore the "nooks and crannies" of LBL, discovering wildlife hotspots, scenic vistas, and historic jewels tucked away in the landscape. Wildlife photographers Gross Magee and Denise Boaz will come along to provide instruction and share their experiences to take that perfect photo.

For More Information: (270) 924-2299

Old Time Skills Workshop - Beginning Spinners Workshop

The Homeplace 1850s - 4512 The Trace, LBL

Feb 8, 2020 - 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

$25. Registration and full deposit required. Limited to 10 participants. For more information and to reserve your space, call 270-924-2020. Recommended for ages 12 and up. Bring lunch. Last day for reservations is Friday, February 7, 2020. Learn the ancient craft of spinning in this four hour beginner's workshop, taught by traditional fiber artist and Homeplace historical interpreter Cindy Earls. Class members will learn the basic techniques of spinning using a drop spindle and then how to prepare wool and other fibers for spinning. Once you have mastered the spinning technique on the spindle, try your hand spinning on a treadle and walking spinning wheel. Also included is a discussion about natural dyeing. A drop spindle and Homeplace wool for practice are yours to keep. For knitters or crocheters there is nothing better than using your own hand spun yarn. All supplies are included in the cost.

For More Information: 931-232-6457

Eagles Weekend 2020

- 113 Administration Drive, Gilbertsville

Feb 7, 2020 thru Feb 9, 2020 - Various Times

Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park is pleased to announce that Eagles Weekend 2020 will be taking place February 7th - 9th! This one of a kind event is put on by the Kentucky State Parks and the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife! Guided eagle tours take place aboard the luxurious CQ Princess excursion yacht on the beautiful 160,000 acre Kentucky Lake! Opportunities for guided van trips to scenic Ballard Wildlife Management Area may also be available! Eagle Weekends include a Friday evening (2/7/2020) educational presentation, Saturday (2/8/2020) morning and afternoon eagle viewing cruises, a Saturday evening live bird of prey presentation presented by the World Bird Sanctuary, as well as Sunday (2/9/2020) morning and afternoon eagle viewing cruises. Great lodging and meal options are available as well!

For More Information: 270-362-9205

The Road Less Traveled: Van Tour

Golden Pond Visitor's Center - 238 Visitor Center Drive, Golden Pond, LBL

Feb 15, 2020 - 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

$15 per person. Advanced registration required, by calling 270-924-2020. Let's search for some beautiful and unique Land Between the Lakes hidden treasures. During this van tour, we'll explore the "nooks and crannies" of LBL, discovering wildlife hotspots, scenic vistas, and historic jewels tucked away in the landscape. Wildlife photographers Gross Magee and Denise Boaz will come along to provide instruction and share their experiences to take that perfect photo.

For More Information: (270) 924-2299

Murray State Basketball vs. Morehead

CFSB Center - 1401 KY-121, Murray

Feb 15, 2020 - 4:00 p.m.

Catch the Murray State men's basketball team in action at the CFSB Center. For tickets, call (270) 809-3000 or visit goracers.com

For More Information: goracers.com

Murray State Basketball vs. Eastern Kentucky

CFSB Center - 1401 KY-121, Murray

Feb 27, 2020 - 7:00 p.m.

Catch the Murray State men's basketball team in action at the CFSB Center. For tickets, call (270) 809-3000 or visit goracers.com

For More Information: goracers.com

Murray State Basketball vs. Austin Peay

CFSB Center - 1401 KY-121, Murray

Feb 29, 2020 - 7:00 p.m.

Catch the Murray State men's basketball team in action at the CFSB Center. For tickets, call (270) 809-3000 or visit goracers.com

For More Information: goracers.com