Trades Fair at the Homeplace

Trades Fair at The Homeplace 1850s
Jamie Sears Rawlings

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Summer Treats

When:  Jul. 23, 2019 - 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Where:  Homeplace 1850s - 4512 The Trace, Dover
Contact:  (931) 232-6457

Fresh fruit pies, cobblers, cakes and cool drinks were special summer treats for families in the 1850s. Drop by the kitchen to see what the ladies have whipped up for this hot summer day. Admission fees apply.

Goodies for Groundhog

When:  Jul. 23, 2019 - Each Tuesday at 3:30
Where:  Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd, Cadiz
Contact:  (270) 924-2299

Come see Nature Station's resident groundhog enjoy some of her favorite treats during chow time! While we enjoy watching her munch on lunch, we'll learn about groundhogs and how they survive as one of nature's best burrowers! At the Woodlands Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

Christmas in July: Sweet Treat

When:  Jul. 23, 2019 - 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Where:  Homeplace 1850s - 4512 The Trace, Dover
Contact:  (931) 232-6457

I smell Christmas coming from the kitchen but it's not December. Pop in the kitchen and see what Christmas treat is being prepared in July. Maybe there's a new receipt (recipe) to share for you to try in December. At the Homeplace 1850s. Admission fees apply.

Wood Working

When:  Jul. 24, 2019 - 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Where:  Homeplace 1850s - 4512 The Trace, Dover
Contact:  (931) 232-6457

Whether we are splitting fire wood to keep us warm through the cold of winter, or carving out a beautiful piece of art that will be used in the construction of furniture, every Thursday this summer will be dedicated to the art of working with wood. Visit with our farmers and feel the smoothness of a hand planned board, or help split fence rails for the repairs needed on the farm. At the Homeplace 1850s. Admission fees apply.

Dinnertime for Bald Eagle

When:  Jul. 24, 2019 - Each Wednesday at 3:30
Where:  Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd, Cadiz
Contact:  (270) 924-2299

Who rules the waters and skies over Land Between the Lakes? The bald eagle, of course! Visit with our resident bald eagle at her dinnertime and discover her secrets of survival. Also find out about the successful bald eagle recovery project that brought this majestic bird back from the brink of extinction in this area. At the Woodlands Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

Christmas in July: Make A Christmas Ornament

When:  Jul. 24, 2019 - 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Where:  Homeplace 1850s - 4512 The Trace, Dover
Contact:  (931) 232-6457

It is only 6 months until Christmas! Simple nature-inspired decorations were used to decorate Christmas trees in the 1850. Learn to make a natural Christmas ornament today at the tool barn to decorate your Christmas tree with the 1850 touch. At the Homeplace 1850s. Admission fees apply.

Christmas in July: Make A Christmas Ornament - Felt Stocking

When:  Jul. 24, 2019 - 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Where:  Homeplace 1850s - 4512 The Trace, Dover
Contact:  (931) 232-6457

Before Christmas gets here, we need some new ornaments for the tree. What will Santa put your sweet treats in? I know we can sew you a new felt stocking to hang on the tree to be filled with goodies. What color would you like your stocking; red, green, or gold? At the Homeplace 1850s. Admission fees apply.

Vulture Culture

When:  Jul. 25, 2019 - Each Thursday at 3:30
Where:  Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd, Cadiz
Contact:  (270) 924-2299

Vultures: are they super gross, just misunderstood, or somewhere in between? Join our naturalists for this fun program where you can get an up close look at these birds that are crazy for carrion, and learn how they play a crucial role in our ecosystem! At the Woodlands Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

Feed the Animals: Snapping Turtle

When:  Jul. 26, 2019 - 3:30 p.m. - 3:50 p.m.
Where:  Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd, Cadiz
Contact:  (270) 924-2299

Come help feed Nature Station's resident snapping turtles during their chow time! Join our staff in giving the turtles some of their favorite fishy fare. While they munch on their lunch, we'll learn more about these dwellers of the deep and if we should be afraid of them. Admission fees apply.

Bites for Bobcat

When:  Jul. 27, 2019 - 1:30 p.m. - 2:00
Where:  Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd, Cadiz
Contact:  (270) 924-2299

Meet Nature Station's resident wildcat! Learn about how bobcats live, how common they are in Land Between the Lakes, and maybe even see Bobcat play with his food! He certainly gets excited about feeding time! At the Woodlands Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

Rabbit Run

When:  Jul. 27, 2019 - 2:30 to 3:00 p.m.
Where:  Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd, Cadiz
Contact:  (270) 924-2299

Hop on down and meet our bunny! Just like you, our rambunctious rabbit needs some playtime to kick up his heels. From his floppy ears to his fluffy tail, our bunny is full of fun! Come learn more about what makes rabbits special and get a chance to meet him up close. Admission fees apply.

Homemade Handwork

When:  Jul. 27, 2019 - 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Where:  Homeplace 1850s - 4512 The Trace, Dover
Contact:  (931) 232-6457

Traditional handwork skills are still alive and well at the Homeplace. Join us throughout the farm as we highlight the many types of hand work it takes to keep a farm going. From cool, cotton sheets to brooms, the farm family handmade most of what was needed. Demonstrations of period crafts include broom making, quilting, lace making, rug making, woodworking and more. This is your chance to learn more about these age-old skills or just appreciate the work of our ancestors.
*Ideal for home educators. At the Homeplace 1850s. Admission fees apply.

Crazy for Carrion

When:  Jul. 27, 2019 - 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Where:  Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd, Cadiz
Contact:  (270) 924-2299

Vultures: are they super gross, just misunderstood, or somewhere in between? Join our naturalists for this fun program where you can get an up close look at our new (and very personable) turkey vulture that just loves dinner-time, and learn how they play a crucial role in our ecosystem! At the Woodlands Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

Snake Feeding Sundays

When:  Jul. 28, 2019 - Each Sunday at 11:30
Where:  Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd, Cadiz
Contact:  (270) 924-2299

Most of us enjoy a nice Sunday brunch and so do our snakes! In fact, Sunday brunch is their only meal of the week! Come watch as our rattlesnake, kingsnake, rat snake and more chow down their mouse-alicious meal. You'll even get to meet one of the snakes up close! Bring your camera for a snake selfie! At the Woodlands Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

Tiny Terrors

When:  Jul. 28, 2019 - 2:30 to 3:15 p.m.
Where:  Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd, Cadiz
Contact:  (270) 924-2299

Who says only the big birds are scary? The most ferocious owl in Land between the Lakes is smaller than you think! Come on out to Nature Station and learn about some of the tiny but deadly creatures out there and even meet one up close! Admission fees apply.

Sunday Funday: Wolf Playtime

When:  Jul. 28, 2019 - 3:30 to 3:50 p.m.
Where:  Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd, Cadiz
Contact:  (270) 924-2299

Everyone loves having fun and today it's playtime for our endangered red wolves! Watch as they react to an interesting new food item or an exciting new toy, and learn more about how the Nature Station cares for its rescued wildlife through fun enrichment activities! At the Woodlands Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

Totally Turtles

When:  Jul. 29, 2019 - 3:30 - 4:00 p.m.
Where:  Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd, Cadiz
Contact:  (270) 924-2299

Turtles are so cool! Some can live over 100 years, some can grow over 200 pounds, and some are even nocturnal! Join us to meet several turtles native to Land Between the Lakes, see what makes each one unique, and even give them a pat on the shell! Admission fees apply.

Goodies for Groundhog

When:  Jul. 30, 2019 - Each Tuesday at 3:30
Where:  Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd, Cadiz
Contact:  (270) 924-2299

Come see Nature Station's resident groundhog enjoy some of her favorite treats during chow time! While we enjoy watching her munch on lunch, we'll learn about groundhogs and how they survive as one of nature's best burrowers! At the Woodlands Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

Summer Treats

When:  Jul. 30, 2019 - 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Where:  Homeplace 1850s - 4512 The Trace, Dover
Contact:  (931) 232-6457

Fresh fruit pies, cobblers, cakes and cool drinks were special summer treats for families in the 1850s. Drop by the kitchen to see what the ladies have whipped up for this hot summer day. Admission fees apply.

Wildest Weather in the Solar System

When:  Jul. 1, 2019 thru Jul. 31, 2019 - Various Times
Where:  Golden Pond Planetarium - 238 Visitor Center Dr
Contact:  (270) 924-2233

Teens, adults, and even children can appreciate this full-dome presentation from National Geographic. Join us aboard the imaginary space ship Erion as you journey through our solar system looking for the planet with the wildest weather. Witness the most beautiful, powerful, and mysterious weather phenomena in the solar system! Once enlightened, you will most assuredly be thankful that we live on Earth! Showtimes are Saturdays and Sundays at 11:00 a.m., Mondays and Fridays at 2:00 p.m., and Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:00 a.m. Admission fees apply. For details, call (270) 924-2233. Download the showtimes tables here.

Tonight's Sky: Camping Under the Stars

When:  Jul. 1, 2019 thru Jul. 31, 2019 - 1:00 p.m. Daily (except Saturdays)
Where:  Golden Pond Planetarium - 238 Visitor Center Dr
Contact:  (270) 924-2233

Many people envision a brilliant rendering of the night sky star field displayed on the domed theater screen whenever they think of a planetarium. All planetariums did tours of the night sky once upon a time. We used analog star instruments and it was the highlight of the programming. As our media moved more towards digital technology, many planetariums began featuring more dynamic offerings using all the new bells and whistles technology afforded.

We have also gone in this brave new direction, but we will also always keep one block each day dedicated to a live star show. This is that show, the one where we spend the full 45 minutes touring the sky, highlighting star patterns and planets currently visible in the early evening. We also highlight and discuss locating deep-sky objects, these are those objects of interest which are a little farther from home, things you may want to search for if you have a medium to large size telescope. And of course, all this brought to you via a live presentation with a real person talking to you. This is a live interpretation of the night sky and may not be suitable for younger audiences who might find it challenging to sit quietly through a live presentation.

Showtimes are 1:00 p.m. daily (except Sat). Admission fees apply. Recommended for age 6 and above. Download the showtimes tables here.

EXPLORE

When:  Jul. 1, 2019 thru Jul. 31, 2019 - Various Times
Where:  Golden Pond Planetarium - 238 Visitor Center Dr
Contact:  (270) 924-2233

Have you ever wondered how our modern spacecraft can navigate quickly and accurately to Earth orbit and beyond? Find out in EXPLORE, the lavish 2017 full dome production from Creative Planet. It's the story of humanity's fascination with the stars - from ancient stargazers and astrologers to the breakthrough discoveries of Nicolaus Copernicus and Johannes Kepler. Today's explorers depend on Kepler's genius for their work in space. Showtimes are Saturdays, Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2:00 p.m.; Monday, Wednesday and Friday at noon. Download the showtimes tables here.

From Earth to the Universe

When:  Jul. 1, 2019 thru Jul. 31, 2019 - Various Times
Where:  Golden Pond Planetarium - 238 Visitor Center Dr
Contact:  (270) 924-2233

Please come and enjoy the many beautiful full-dome images of our universe on this virtual space tour as seen from the eyes of the world's largest telescopes including the Hubble Space Telescope. Along the way, you will learn about the history of astronomy, the invention of the telescope, and see impressive images from today's giant telescopes that allow us to probe ever deeper into the Universe. Showtimes are Tuesdays at 4:00 p.m.; Saturdays at 2:00 p.m. For details, call (270) 924-2233. Admission fees apply. Download the showtimes tables here.

Wood Working

When:  Jul. 31, 2019 - 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Where:  Homeplace 1850s - 4512 The Trace, Dover
Contact:  (931) 232-6457

Whether we are splitting fire wood to keep us warm through the cold of winter, or carving out a beautiful piece of art that will be used in the construction of furniture, every Thursday this summer will be dedicated to the art of working with wood. Visit with our farmers and feel the smoothness of a hand planned board, or help split fence rails for the repairs needed on the farm. At the Homeplace 1850s. Admission fees apply.

Dinnertime for Bald Eagle

When:  Jul. 31, 2019 - Each Wednesday at 3:30
Where:  Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd, Cadiz
Contact:  (270) 924-2299

Who rules the waters and skies over Land Between the Lakes? The bald eagle, of course! Visit with our resident bald eagle at her dinnertime and discover her secrets of survival. Also find out about the successful bald eagle recovery project that brought this majestic bird back from the brink of extinction in this area. At the Woodlands Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

Earth, Moon & Sun

When:  Jul. 1, 2019 thru Jul. 31, 2019 - Various Times
Where:  Golden Pond Planetarium - 238 Visitor Center Dr
Contact:  (270) 924-2233

The entire family will enjoy discovering the secrets about our home planet and its most familiar neighbors with the help of Coyote, an amusing character adapted from Native American oral traditions, who has many misconceptions about how these three celestial objects interact. Laugh out loud as Coyote attempts to explain how the moon and sun always appear to astound us with their celestial antics. Showtimes are Tuesdays/Thursdays at 12:00 p.m.; Saturdays/Sundays at 3:00 p.m.; Mondays/Fridays at 10:00 a.m.; Wednesdays at 11:00 a.m. For details, call (270) 924-2233. Admission fees apply. Download the showtimes tables here.

Back to the Moon for Good

When:  Jul. 1, 2019 thru Jul. 31, 2019 - Various Times
Where:  Golden Pond Planetarium - 238 Visitor Center Dr
Contact:  (270) 924-2233

Your family will enjoy this full-dome presentation narrated by Tim Allen. Right now there is a new space race going on as teams of young scientists all around the globe compete for 30 million dollars in prize money offered by Google to see who will be the first private organization to land a rover on the moon in 2018. Not since the Apollo missions 40 years ago has there been this much lunar exploration. Admission fees apply. Showtimes are Mondays at 11:00 a.m.; Tuesdays and Thursdays at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and Wednesday at 12:00 p.m. Download the showtimes tables here.

Hummingbird Month at Woodlands Nature Station

When:  Aug. 1, 2019 thru Aug. 31, 2019 - 3:30 - 4:00 p.m.
Where:  Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd, Cadiz
Contact:  (270) 924-2299

August brings hummingbirds by the hundred to the Nature Station, and you're invited to come witness this natural spectacle for yourself! Come by any day in August to watch these busy birds have a feeding frenzy in our backyard gardens. Also, enjoy artwork by local artists and photographers, check out informative hummingbird displays, and take part in our Hummingbird Photography Contest. And don't forget to check out our special hummingbird programs throughout August:

• Throughout August - Nature Station Hummingbird Photo Contest

• Friday, August 2, 6-8pm - Dinner with the Hummingbirds (reservations required)

• Saturday & Sunday, August 3 & 4 - Hummingbird Festival

• Tuesdays & Thursdays at 10am - Morning with the Hummingbirds

• Wednesdays at 11:30am - Hummingbirds of the World

• Saturday, August 10, 6-8pm - Dinner with the Hummingbirds (reservations required)

• Saturday, August 17 at 9:30am - Hummingbird Photography Workshop (reservations required)

• Sunday, August 18 at 2pm - Knee-high Naturalists: Hummingbirds

• Saturday, August 24 at 9am -Hummingbird Cafe (reservations required)

Admission fees apply.