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

August is Hummingbird Month at Woodlands Nature Station

hummingbird festAugust 1 and 2, from 10am-4pm the Woodlands Nature Station in the Land Between the Lakes will host their annual Hummingbird Festival. This will be the first Saturday and Sunday in August. Ruby-throated Hummingbird migration peaks for Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area in August. Admission to this special event is $7 ages 13 and up, $5 ages 5-12, and free for children 4 and under.

Highlights include hummingbird banding demonstrations, a wildlife art show, staff-led programs, a native plant sale, live animal encounters, local wildlife experts, and activities for kids. Food prepared by the cooks at Brandon Spring Group Center will be available for purchase. They will have a variety of lessons all weekend. Saturday and Sunday at 11am, 1pm, and 3pm they will have Hummingbirds 101. Saturday at 12PM they will have Benefits of Backyard Bats and at 2PM they will have Attracting Butterflies. Sunday at 12PM they will have Attracting Songbirds to the Backyard and at 2PM they will have A Place for Pollinators.

Other special activities focusing on hummingbirds will be presented all month at the Nature Station.

Mondays in August: the Nature Station will have Migration Miracles from 2:00PM until 2:30PM. Join their team for a special presentation that highlights the amazing feats of migration that nature’s most impressive travelers make.

Tuesdays and Thursdays in August: The Nature Station will have morning with the Hummingbirds at 10:30am. Let’s step outside into the gardens and watch the hummingbirds in their morning feeding frenzy. Mornings are one of the best times to view the Nature Station’s hummingbirds as they busily feed at our freshly filled feeders.

Wednesdays in August: The Nature Station will have attracting Hummingbirds and Butterflies at 2:00PM. Do you want more hummingbirds and butterflies in your yard? The secret is learning to think like one of them! Their team will teach you all about what hummingbirds and butterflies like.

Check the calendar at www.LandBetweenTheLakes.us/calendar for more information.

Wranglers Campground Hosts 19th Annual Rodeo

LBLLand Between the Lakes Wranglers Campground will host the 19th Annual Primitive Rodeo, Friday and Saturday, July 17 and 18, 2015. The rodeo is open to the public. Admission is $6 ages 7 to12, $10 ages 13 to 59, $8 ages 60+, and free for children 6 and under. A family pack option is also available for $25 which includes admission for 2 adults and 2 children. Bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating. Food vendors will be available; coolers are not allowed.

Enjoy half-price camping on Friday and Saturday at Wranglers. Woodlands Nature Station staff will present an animal program at 11am on Saturday in the campground pavilion. Additionally, kids of all ages can play games and make crafts from 12-2pm.

“The rodeo is a family friendly event that allows folks to watch local cowboys and cowgirls compete in one of our nation’s oldest sports,” says Jamey Thweatt, Manager at Wranglers Campground.

Events include bareback riding, saddle bronc riding, ranch bronc riding, calf scramble (8yrs. and under – no entry fee), steer wrestling, cowgirls barrel race, team roping, youth barrel racing (can enter both days at rodeo), bull riding, Jr. bull riding, and ribbon roping. Competitors may register on Monday, July 13, from 6-9pm (CST) only. For rough stock call 270-625-6532. For all others call 270-227-4400 or 217-972-2207.

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.

Village Market & Cafe Now Offers Delivery

The Village Market & Café in Grand Rivers, Kentucky now offers delivery service to the local area including area resorts, campgrounds, hotels and marinas. The Market delivers Hunt Brothers Pizza, Fried Chicken Dinners & Café Selections.

The Pizza & Café Menus are available online at www.villagemarketgrandrivers.com. Delivery fees do apply. Current Delivery Locations and fees are listed below.

A $5 fee is added to deliveries to these locations.
• Green Turtle Bay Marina & Resort
• Lighthouse Landing Resort & Marina
• Grand Rivers Inn
• Canal Campground
• Crocket Frontiers Campground
• Rose of the Lake Bed & Breakfast
• Residentially (within city limits only)

A $10 fee is added to deliveries to these locations.
• Hillman Ferry Campground
• LBL North Welcome Center
• Twin Lakes Campground
• Nickell Branch Campground
• Patti’s Inn & Suites
• American’s Best Value Inn (exit 31)
• Exit 31 RV Park

If your location is not listed above, please contact The Village Market at 270-362-8686 to find out if delivery is available in your area. Delivery orders must be prepaid with a credit or debit card at the time of ordering.

Birds, Bugs, and More at Cool Critters Day at Land Between The Lakes

younggilaGet an up-close look at birds, bugs, snakes, turtles, and more during Cool Critters Day at Woodlands Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes, Saturday, July 11, 2015, from 10am-4pm. Event admission is $5 per person; ages 4 and under are free. All programs are included with admission.

See live tropical birds up-close, pose for a picture with a snake, touch a tarantula, and stare down a snapping turtle. A variety of live animal programs and exhibits, as well as kids’ games, crafts, visits from Smokey Bear, and other animal-inspired activities will be available throughout the day. A complete schedule can be found on the event page online at www.landbetweenthelakes.us/calendar/cool-critters-day/.

Special guests include:
• Insect Road Show with the University of Kentucky’s Department of Entomology, ongoing from 10am-4pm. Visiting Entomologist, Ric Bessin, will introduce critters such as a tarantula, giant millipede, walking stick bug, and more.
• Cool Critters of the World with the Natural History Educational Company of the Midsouth at 11am, 1pm, and 3pm. Meet a fruit bat, Gila monster, Eurasian eagle, and a few other surprise critters, and discover the cool ways these awesome animals survive and how the public can help protect them in the wild.
• Beautiful Birds: Tropical & Exotic from Nashville Zoo’s Wildlife on Wheels. Alison Rihs will present a live exotic tropical birds program at 12pm. See these beautiful birds up-close, discover more about their lives in their native habitats, and find out what challenges they face.
• Radical Reptiles from the Kentucky Reptile Zoo at 2pm. Meet a variety of reptiles from around the globe and explore the diversity of the reptilian world. Learn what makes each animal unique, how it survives in its environment, and the important role it plays in nature.

Additional guests include, live reptiles and amphibians from Murray State’s Herpetological Society, aquatic animals from Murray State’s Hancock Biological Station, and more!

“If your children like animals, they’ll love Cool Critters Day,” said Nature Station naturalist, Aviva Yasgur. “Thanks to some great sponsors we will be offering two new exciting programs, Tropical Birds and Radical Reptiles. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn about these interesting, exotic critters and see them up-close.”

Support for this program is provided by Murray State University’s Hancock Biological Station, Murray Animal Hospital, Prizer Point Marina & Resort, The Murray Bank, Vacation Club International, Shawnee Bay Resort, Camp-A-Rama, Taylor Family Dentistry, and Benton Lakeland Animal Hospital.

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.

To find more information about Land Between The Lakes, log on to the official website at www.landbetweenthelakes.us or call toll-free at 1-800-LBL-7077.