Run the Land Between the Lakes this October

Screenshot_1Join us this October in Grand Rivers for a whole new Run LBL half and full marathon. This run takes place Saturday, October 17th and starts promptly at 8AM.

Run LBL is brought to us by Durbin Race Management, who also manages the March Ultra Run in the Land Between the Lakes as well. Run LBL is based and born from the March run. Run LBL is just a smaller race and slightly different route.

The course starts by the incomparable shoreline of Kentucky Lake amidst the signature lighthouse and sailboats of Lighthouse Landing resort, and proceeds to Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area. The section on Kentucky Lake Scenic Drive is just that… Scenic views of the lake. From there runners use paved bike paths and small paved, and sometimes gravel (not the big clunky kind that hurts your feet) roads on their journey down to Moss Creek Campsite beside the lake. Run a little loop and you’re back on the bike path, and trace yourself back to the finish at Grand Rivers Tourism office. This completes the 13.1 half marathon.

Marathoners get to head back out for the second loop.

For more information visit Durbinracemanagement.com and Ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=32571

KWW Labor Day Weekend Arts and Crafts Festival 2015

KWW Labor Day Arts & CraftsFor Labor Day weekend, the place to go is the 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!

One of the longest-running and largest in the area, the festival features a large turnout of vendors, approximately 100 craft booths & artisans from 7 states. The event features handcrafted items, with a few actually demonstrating their crafts. Visitors can also enjoy a wide variety of delicious carnival food & regional specialties while at the festival.

The festival runs Saturday, September 5 through Monday, September 7, from 9:00 AM until 5:00 PM on Saturday and Sunday and 9:00 AM until 3:00 PM on Monday. $1 per walk-in or $3 per car. The event is KWW’s largest fundraiser of the year and much of their annual operating cost comes from the proceeds. 

The festival is at Little Lake Park behind Badgett Playhouse. Take I-24, Exit 31 & go south 3 miles to Grand Rivers.

For more information please contact KWW at KentuckyLakeBarkley.org or call them at (800)4481069.

2015 Trail of Tears Century Ride in Grand Rivers, KY

trailoftearsridePresented by Wood N Wave Bicycles and Watersports!

Calling all Bike riders, sign up now for the Trail of Tears Century Ride.

Event Date: Saturday, October 24, 2015

Distances offered: 100, 48, 32, and 16 Mile!

The Trail of Tears Century (100 mile) is an impressive road route that takes you through rural Livingston County, KY. At approximately mile 35, you will travel the original Trail of Tears route, passing Mantle Rock. Then you will ride along the Ohio River with beautiful views and a short chance to recover from the near 3000 ft. of climbing you did in the first 50 miles! Then on to more hills and a very rewarding finish back in Grand Rivers.

For those who don’t feel 100 miles is what they are looking for, rides will be offered at 48, 32, and 16 miles also. These routes are shorter, but rest assured, the 48 and 32 mile routes are no joke and will challenge you plenty! The 16 mile route is for beginners and offers an enjoyable ride through rural Livingston County. Cue sheets will be available for pickup before the ride.

Riders registered for and completing the 100 mile route will get a special gift after completion of the ride. Event T-shirts will be offered to pre-registered riders only. Make sure to list the size shirt in your registration.

This year’s proceeds go to 2 great causes; the Livingston County Cross Country Team, and Healing Projects! This organization helps orphans all across the world and is based right here in our area. You can learn more about their mission and vision at www.healingprojects.org.

Again this year, Liteside Bakery & Café will be providing all riders a FREE dinner after the ride for everyone who is registered. Extra meals are available for an additional fee.

All registered riders will receive a FREE LONG SLEEVE event shirt and a grab bag from the event. Wood N Wave Bicycles will be providing door prizes so make sure you check your bib number at the gift table!

Pre-registration will end 1 week before the event. On the day of the event, registration will be available for an additional $5 per entry. It will begin at 7:00 AM.

Find Event Registration online here.

August 2015 at the Badgett Playhouse

Grand Rivers Badgett PlayhouseHere is the performance schedule for the Badgett Playhouse in Grand Rivers, KY, for August 2015. Please call to confirm before you travel. All shows are reserve seating. Call the box office at 888-362-4223 and book your tickets today.

Variety! Music, Memories & More: Friday nights in August at 7:00PM
This weekly venue celebrates music and entertainment from our country’s history both past to present! Take a stroll down memory lane! Let the songs and special moments from the past touch your life again like they did back then. Relive old memories and make new ones!

The 70’s Show!: August 8 at 7:00PM
Remember when music was fun?! A two-hour tribute to Disco, Rock & Roll, Singer-songwriters and a whole lot more!

The Southern Gospel Show: August 9 at 2:00PM
Join us for these special afternoon Gospel Shows where the soaring vocals and talented musicians will have you singing along to your favorite gospel songs and hymns.

Pickin’ & Grinnin’: Saturday August 15th, 2:00PM
Classic comedy sketches and corny jokes help to recreate the feel of the by-gone era of the variety show format.

The Fabulous 50’s Show!: August 21 at 2:00PM
Take a stroll down memory lane through a time that brought us Doo-Wop, Elvis, Car Hops and the Twist. Grease your hair back or throw on a poodle skirt and rollerskate on down to the theater for a fabulous time!

The Super 60’s Show!: August 15, 22, and 29 at 7:00PM. Last three Saturdays of the month.
Walk down memory lane through a wide-ranging musical decade that defined a generation!

Smoke on the Mountain; The Sanders Family Part 1: August 22, and 29 at 2:00PM
The year is 1938. It’s Saturday night in Mount Pleasant, NC, and the Reverend Oglethorpe has invited the Sanders Family Singers to provide an upliftin’ evening of singin’ and witnessin’. The audience is invited to pull up a pew and join in the rollicking good time.

For more info on Badgett Playhouse shows please visit them online at: Badgett Playhouse Showtimes

Grand Rivers Marina Day

marinaday9Green Turtle Bay Resort will be hosting their Annual Marina Day Celebration on Saturday, August the 8th, 2015.

Activities and events begin at 11:00 AM and the evening will end with one of the area’s largest fireworks displays! Bring your blankets and lawn chairs and find a good spot early so you and your family can enjoy the show! Fireworks sponsored by Grand Rivers Tourism Commission and Green Turtle Bay Resort.

Children’s activities involve a water slide, rock wall, trackless train, water sports, and live stage shows. There will be food concessions, retail vendors, and live music throughout the day.

Live On Stage:
12:00 – 1:00 PM “Animal Tales” a live educational & interactive show of exotic animals
1:00 – 2:00 PM Jim Stout Magic Show
2:00 – 3:00 PM Animal Tales second show. With a commitment to educate, inspire and entertain; Animal Tales specializes in professional live educational programs for schools, libraries, and many other groups and organizations.
3:00 – 4:00 PM Magician Jim Stout
6:00 PM The Cruisers take center stage!

Join us in Grand Rivers, KY, on Saturday, August 8, for Grand Rivers Marina Day. For more information please call Green Turtle Bay at (800)498-0428 or visit them online at GreenTurtleBay.com or facebook.com/GreenTurtleBay