Golden Pond Planetarium Schedule for May

GPPlanetarium4The Golden Ponds Planetarium shows are both fascinating and very educational for your young ones. The best way to teach a child something is to make it fun for them, it helps them to retain the knowledge they learn from these fun interactions.

The Little Star that could plays every day at the Planetarium. It plays every Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday at 10:00AM and every other day at 12:00PM. The Little Star that could is a story about an average yellow star in search of planets to protect and warm. Along the way, he meets other stars, learns what makes each star special, and discovers stars combine to form star clusters and galaxies.

Firefall plays every day at 1:00PM. 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.
Skies Above plays every day at 2:00PM. An interpretive program presenting what is visible in the night sky. Learn what constellations and planets are visible during the current season. This is a very informative live show and recommended for ages 6 and above.

Back to the Moon for Good plays every day. Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday it plays at 4:00PM. Every other day it plays at 3:00PM. Immerse yourself in a race to return to the moon, 40 years after the historic Apollo landings. See how a competition among privately funded international teams is ushering in a new era of lunar exploration. Learn about the Moon’s resources and discover what humanity’s future on the moon might hold. Narrated by Tim Allen.

Golden Pond Planetarium is located in Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area only 20 minutes from Grand Rivers. Follow 453/ Woodlands Nature Trace south. For a full May calendar visit the Planetarium online

May kids activities in the Land Between the Lakes

LBLWhether it’s at the nature station with live furry friends, on the old Homeplace farm, or at the golden pond Planetarium; the Land Between the Lakes knows how to keep the kids entertained. Land Between The Lakes is located south of Grand Rivers and offers 170,000 acres of forests and public land. Join them this May for a fun filled month of learning and adventure.

May at the Homeplace: A Portal to the Past
Preparations for the summer begin! Plowing, harrowing, and planting continue until all the fields are full of young shoots. The fight against nature begins by hoeing to prevent weeds, picking off insects by hand, and shoo away crows and other wild animals from the garden and fields.
Spring tonics are prepared to protect the family from summer maladies and iron kettles are hung over outside fires for spring cleaning.
Lend a hand with everyday 1850 chores like laundry, hoeing, planting, and harvesting vegetables; making clothing from hand-grown, wool, cotton, and flax; learn practical skills as valuable today, as they were in the past.

Animal Encounters at the Nature Station
The Nature Station offers daily programs that provide an up-close look at live native animals here in the Land Between the lakes. These furry friends include a bald eagle, bobcat, snakes, red wolves, owls, and so much more. You might even be able to catch the animals during feeding time! Call the Nature Station at 270-924-2299 any morning to find out what time and which animals will be featured in that day’s program and when they are usually fed.
Have you ever seen a snake have lunch? If you’re interested in learning more about their diet and watching a feeding then Sundays are your day. Every Sunday from 11:30 to 12noon they will do their snake feedings. Come watch as their rattlesnake, kingsnake, rat snake, and more chow down their mouse-alicious meal. You’ll even get to meet one of the snakes up close!

For a complete calender of events visit their website.

2015 Top Gun Cruise-in Schedule for Grand Rivers

IMG_20140809_153001_244Join us in Grand Rivers for the 2015 Bluegrass Productions Top Gun Car Show Series™ cruise-in events. The Cruise-ins will take place in downtown Grand Rivers the second Saturday of each month, April through September, 2015.

The Cruise-ins are open to all cars, trucks, tractors, and motorcycles. This is a free event with no charge to attendees or cars. All makes, Models, and years of any kind are welcome to join in the fun. The day will include entertainment, music, and wholesome fun for the entire family The Cruise-ins start at 4:00PM and continue until 9:00PM.

The Grand Rivers Tourism Commission is a sponsor for the events.

About Bluegrass Productions Top Gun Car Show Series Events™

Bluegrass Productions is a family owned and operated promotional, production and advertising company specializing in car shows, cruise-in and other special events. They produce quality family friendly events in the Western Kentucky and West Tennessee area that draw attendees and car enthuses from a five state area. Top Gun invites want to invite you, your family and friends to our events and enjoy the day with us in Grand Rivers to enjoy the spectacle of cars and the beautiful scenery of the Lakes. Also if you have a vehicle to want to show off bring it and enjoy the afternoon with us on the second weekend of every month April thru.

Mark your calendars and come join us.

Find more information online at www.topguncarshows.com or Email us at topguncarshows@gmail.com.

Taste of the Wild

LBLTake a hike with a Land Between the Lakes Nature Station employee to learn about the edible wild life along a mile long hike. People have enjoyed nature’s bounty for centuries, and here in western Kentucky our forests produce many tasty treats! Sample foods and drinks made from local wild edibles at the Nature Station before the hike begins.

Take a hike with a professional to learn how to identify these items as they grow in the wild. So next time you’re out alone or ever lost you will know what is and what isn’t ok to eat. This adventure costs $3.00 per person. This fee is separate from the Nature Stations admission. So if you plan on visiting the rescue animals at the center the cost is $5.00 for ages 13 and up. Ages 5-12 are $3.00 and 4 and under are free.

This activity starts at 2:00PM on Saturday April 11th at the nature Station. You should arrive a little early for parking and ticket purchase. Reservations are required because space is limited. Please call 270-924-2020 to reserve your place.

For a full calender of events visit the Land Between the Lakes website.

Homeschoolers’ Day at Woodlands Nature Station

homeschoollblLand Between the Lakes Woodlands Nature Station hosts Homeschoolers’ Day on Friday, April 24, from 10am-3pm. Home educators and their families are invited to spend a day getting up close and personal with Nature Station’s resident mammals. All of the day’s activities and programs are included in the Nature Station’s regular admission: $5 for adults, $3 for children ages 5-12, and free for children 4 and under. For more information, call Nature Station at 270-924-2299. Everyone is welcome.

“Homeschoolers will learn what makes a mammal a mammal during our ‘Marvelous Mammals’ program which repeats throughout the day,” says Shannon Brockway, Naturalist at Nature Station. “Hands-on activities and crafts incorporate concepts of science, art, English, and math for a fun and exciting day of learning.”

April is Homeschoolers’ Month across Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area. Everyone is invited to participate. Throughout the month, take advantage of unique learning opportunities, hands-on exploration activities, and take-home materials. Pick up an “Explorers Passport” at Homeplace 1850′s Farm, Woodlands Nature Station, or Golden Pond Planetarium. Take the passport to each attraction and complete activities to earn an official Explorer Patch and Certificate. View a complete listing of Homeschoolers’ Month programs at Landbetweenthelakes.us/calendar.

Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area manages more than 170,000 acres in western Kentucky and Tennessee as part of the U.S. Forest Service and the Department of Agriculture’s public lands program. Land Between The Lakes offers outdoor recreation, lake access, land management, and environmental education to over 1.4 million visitors annually. The Friends of Land Between The Lakes works in partnership with the Forest Service providing program services, funds development, and volunteer support.