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Land Between the Lakes’s The Homeplace to hold a 1850’s Christmas

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLGolden Pond, KY – Bring the family and experience a simpler 1850’s Christmas. For over 10 years children have enjoyed visiting with Santa Claus at The Homeplace 1850’s working farm. Christmas in 1850 will be held on Saturday, November 29th, from 1:00pm-4:00pm.

Visitors to the 1850’s farm can make Christmas decorations, collect holiday recipes, and sing along to old-time Christmas tunes provided by The Dixie Volunteers.

The Homeplace 1850's Christmas program. (Land Between the Lakes)

The Homeplace 1850’s Christmas program. (Land Between the Lakes)

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Land Between the Lakes to hold Cub Scout Day at Woodlands Nature Station

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLGolden Pond, KY – Woodlands Nature Station will host Cub Scout Day on Saturday, November 22nd, from 10:00am-3:00pm. Activities, programs, and displays will center around the Cub Scout Astronomy Academic Achievement Award to help Cub Scouts gain their belt loop and pin awards.

The Cub Scout Day program is free with Nature Station admission: $5.00 for ages 13 and over, $3.00 for children 5-12, and free for 4 and under. Everyone is welcome.

The Nature Station at LBL. (Land Between the Lakes)

The Nature Station at LBL. (Land Between the Lakes)

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Choosing and Using Binoculars and Telescopes presentation at Land Between the Lakes Saturday, November 8th

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLGolden Pond, KY – The Golden Pond Planetarium and West Kentucky Amateur Astronomers present “Choosing and Using Binoculars and Telescopes” following the 5:30pm planetarium program Saturday, November 8th, in the Golden Pond Visitor Center at Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area.

The presentation is free and open to the public.

This program introduces various binoculars and telescopes, and teaches basic skills required to use them.

Child viewing through a telescope at Golden Pond Planetarium and Observatory. (Land Between the Lakes)

Child viewing through a telescope at Golden Pond Planetarium and Observatory. (Land Between the Lakes)

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Land Between the Lakes to hold Fall Frolic at Woodlands Nature Station November 8th

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLGolden Pond, KY – Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area invites the public to celebrate the arrival of autumn during Fall Frolic, at Woodlands Nature Station, November 8th, from 10:00am-4:00pm. Nature Station admission is $5.00 ages 13 and up, $3.00 ages 5-12, free for ages 4 and under.

Fall Frolic features a variety of fall nature events and fun filled activities, including hayrides, live music, and appearances by Smokey Bear.

The Nature Station at LBL. (Land Between the Lakes)

The Nature Station at LBL. (Land Between the Lakes)

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Land Between the Lakes to Honor Veterans November 8th-11th

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLGolden Pond, KY – Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area will join all federal agencies in honoring veterans this Veteran’s Day weekend, Saturday-Tuesday, November 8th-11th, 2014, with free admission to: The Homeplace on Saturday, November 8th; Woodlands Nature Station on Sunday, November 9th and Free 1:00pm Golden Pond Planetarium show on Monday and Tuesday, November 10th and 11th.

Active and retired members of the armed forces that present their military ID at each attraction will receive free entry for themselves and their families during Veteran’s Day weekend.

The Homeplace at LBL.

The Homeplace at LBL.

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Land Between The Lakes Wildlife Refuge Closures

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLGolden Pond, KY – On November 1st, 2014, Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area will close nine wildlife refuges to human entry and all activities including hunting, fishing, and boating. These areas will remain closed through March 15th, 2015.

The wildlife refuge closures include portions of Duncan Bay, Smith Bay, and Rushing Bay on Kentucky Lake; Fulton and Honker Bays on Lake Barkley; the western one-third of Energy Lake; and Long Creek Refuge at the back of Elbow Bay. These areas are marked with buoys or signs. Entry is prohibited from November 1st to March 15th.

LBL's Energy Lake Area. (Land Between the Lakes)

LBL’s Energy Lake Area. (Land Between the Lakes)

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Land Between the Lakes to hold 20th Annual Nature Station Howl-O-Ween Trail Saturday, October 25th

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLGolden Pond, KY – Come out to Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area on Saturday, October 25th, 2014 for some kid friendly, non-scary, daytime fun at the 20th Annual Nature Station Howl-O-Ween Trail from 1:00pm until 4:30pm. Take a 1/4 mile guided woodland walk at the superhero-themed bash.

Admission is $5.00 for all ages and free for ages 4 and under.

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Celebrate Snap Apple Night at LBL’s The Homeplace

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLGolden Pond, KY – Early Scots-Irish settlers’ traditions come to life when Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area presents Snap Apple Night at The Homeplace, Saturday, October 18th, 6:30pm-9:00pm. Doors open at 6:00pm.

During Snap Apple Night, The Homeplace takes on a magical and mysterious atmosphere. The evening begins around a blazing bonfire where storytellers entertain with eerie tales. Visitors can join an old-time Snap Apple play party and participate in fortune telling games from the 1850’s—be prepared for the unexpected!

Snap Apple Night at The Homeplace. (Staff photo)

Snap Apple Night at The Homeplace. (Staff photo)

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Tame the Wild Outdoor Kid’s Fest at LBL’s Nature Station

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLGolden Pond, KY – Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area invites families to “Tame the Wild” at the Outdoor Kid’s Fest Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, October 11th, 12th, and 13th, 2014.

This new event will take place at Woodlands Nature Station from 10:00am-4:00pm each day. Spend Columbus Day holiday weekend learning outdoor skills, both old-fashioned and modern. «Read the rest of this article»

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National Public Lands Day Trail Maintenance Work Day at Land Between the Lakes

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLGolden Pond, KY – Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area will host a volunteer trail maintenance day to celebrate National Public Lands Day on Saturday, September 27th, from 9:00am-12:00pm. To sign up, volunteers can call 270.924.2007 or email volunteer@friendsoflbl.org

Everyone will meet at the North Welcome Station at 9:00am. Volunteers are asked to bring lunch, snacks, and a water bottle. Bug spray, tools, and additional water will be provided by Friends of Land Between The Lakes.

LBL's Energy Lake Area. (Land Between the Lakes)

LBL’s Energy Lake Area. (Land Between the Lakes)

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