Trades Fair at the Homeplace

Trades Fair at The Homeplace 1850s
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Help Feed The Deer

When:  Mar. 22, 2019 - Each Friday at 4:30
Where:  Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd, Cadiz
Contact:  (270) 924-2299

It's time to give the deer their daily treats, and you can help! Join us to feed the deer some of their favorite fruits and veggies and learn more about these cautious creatures. This is the best time to get a good look at the Nature Station's resident deer, since they often approach closely at feeding time. At the Woodlands Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

Girl Scout Day

When:  Mar. 23, 2019 - 10:00 a.m to 3:00 p.m.
Where:  Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd, Cadiz
Contact:  (270) 924-2299

Calling all Girl Scouts! Join us for our 10th annual Girl Scout Day at the Nature Station! This year is Camping Adventures Day! Let's work on our camping badges! We'll do activities such as knot-tying, Leave-No-Trace, outdoor cooking and survival, and more! Learn some new skills and start planning your next camping trip. Our family-friendly programs and activities will help fulfill Girl Scout camping badge requirements for Daisies, Brownies, Juniors and Cadettes.

However, EVERYONE is welcome, so bring a friend! Don't forget your SWAPs! Due to the variety of activities and programs, we recommend a 3-hour visit. Bring a lunch and make a day of it! Seniors and Ambassadors, come earn service hours by volunteering for the day, and help inspire younger scouts. Contact Monica West at 20-924-2299 to volunteer or for questions. A detailed list of badge and requirements covered will be available by March 1.

The Mighty Farm Mules

When:  Mar. 23, 2019 - 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Where:  Homeplace 1850s - 4512 The Trace, Dover
Contact:  (931) 232-6457

The mighty mule held its place on the farm where the tractor does today. Mules and horses were a very important co-worker for the farm family. Come out to see our working team, Dan and Todd, in action weather permitting, to learn about their role on the farm. At the Homeplace 1850s. Admission fees apply,

Snake Feeding Sundays

When:  Mar. 24, 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.

Knee-High Naturalist: Awesome Amphibians

When:  Mar. 24, 2019 - 2:00 to 2:30 p.m.
Where:  Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd, Cadiz
Contact:  (270) 924-2299

Come discover nature with your young naturalist! This week's theme is Incredible Insects! Join a naturalist for a story where you learn what makes something an insect, make a craft, and even have an up-close encounter with live bugs in this program designed especially for preschoolers!

Join us each Sunday in March for a different topic:
Sunday, March 31: Be a Turtle Hero

At the Woodlands Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

Sunday Funday: Deer and Turkey

When:  Mar. 24, 2019 - 3:30 to 4:00 p.m.
Where:  Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd, Cadiz
Contact:  (270) 924-2299

Everyone loves having fun and today it's playtime for one of Nature Station's many resident animals! 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.

Something's Cheesy

When:  Mar. 24, 2019 - 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Where:  Homeplace 1850s - 4512 The Trace, Dover
Contact:  (931) 232-6457

Who doesn't love a slice of cheese! Cheese has been made in different forms since the beginning of time and may have been made for the first time by accident. Stop by the double pen kitchen and discover how milk and rennet turn into cheese and the interesting history behind the process. At the Homeplace 1850s. Admission fees apply,

For Goodness Snakes

When:  Mar. 27, 2019 - Each Wednesday at 3:30
Where:  Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd, Cadiz
Contact:  (270) 924-2299

Have you ever touched a live snake? Here's your chance! Meet several of our resident snakes as we learn how these special creatures survive. We'll also discuss how to be safe around snakes when we're outside. At the Woodlands Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

Dinnertime for Bald Eagle

When:  Mar. 28, 2019 - Each Thursday 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.

Help Feed The Deer

When:  Mar. 29, 2019 - Each Friday at 4:30
Where:  Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd, Cadiz
Contact:  (270) 924-2299

It's time to give the deer their daily treats, and you can help! Join us to feed the deer some of their favorite fruits and veggies and learn more about these cautious creatures. This is the best time to get a good look at the Nature Station's resident deer, since they often approach closely at feeding time. At the Woodlands Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

Harry Potter Appreciation Day

When:  Mar. 30, 2019 - 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Where:  Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd, Cadiz
Contact:  (270) 924-2299

Hey Harry Potter fans! Grab your portkey and transport to the magical wizarding world of Woodlands Nature Station! For one day only, the Nature Station has transformed into our own Hogwarts School of Wizardry! Wear your favorite house colors or robes as visiting "professors" give lessons on Fantastic Beasts, Potions, Herbology, Wand-making, and much more! Check out the full schedule below and remember to stick around for our Afternoon Animal Encounters at 3:30pm and Parade of Raptors at 4:30pm! Bring a picnic lunch, go for a nature hike and make a day of it!

10am-4pm - Seeker of the Snitch
10am-4pm - The Triwizard Tournament Training Course
11am-4pm - Make Your Own Wand
11am-4pm - Potions
11:00-12:30pm - Fantastic Beasts of LBL and Where to Find Them Hike
12-2pm - Herbology
12:30-1:15pm - Outstanding O.W.L.s 1:30-2:15pm - Defense Against the Dark Arts
2:30-3:15pm - Care of Magical Creatures

Seeker of the Snitch

When:  Mar. 30, 2019 - 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Where:  Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd, Cadiz
Contact:  (270) 924-2299

The Golden Snitch is flitting around somewhere in the backyard! Brush-up on your seeker skills and see if you can find it! When you find it, snap a photo and report back to the Quidditch Referee for a prize! Part of Harry Potter Appreciation Day at the Woodlands Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

The Triwizard Tournament Training Course

When:  Mar. 30, 2019 - 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Where:  Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd, Cadiz
Contact:  (270) 924-2299

Think you have what it takes to compete in the Triwizard Tournament? Test your skills in this rigorous training course, available one day only! Test your magical ability, intelligence and courage to see if you could handle the real deal! Part of Harry Potter Appreciation Day at the Woodlands Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

Make Your Own Wand

When:  Mar. 30, 2019 - 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Where:  Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd, Cadiz
Contact:  (270) 924-2299

Expelliarmus! Let's have some fun and create our own magic wands using native wood and natural materials! Turn an ordinary stick into a wand with a little crafty magic! Part of Harry Potter Appreciation Day at the Woodlands Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

Potions!

When:  Mar. 30, 2019 - 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Where:  Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd, Cadiz
Contact:  (270) 924-2299

Turn to page 394! Attend this year's Potions demonstration and take home a "potion" sample of your very own! Which will you make? Felix Felicis for luck? Amortentia for love? Polyjuice potion for trickery? You decide! Part of Harry Potter Appreciation Day at the Woodlands Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

When:  Mar. 30, 2019 - 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Where:  Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd, Cadiz
Contact:  (270) 924-2299

Join guest instructor 'Mudpuppy Scamander" (distant relative of the famous Newt) in learning how to find the fantastic beasts that live deep in the woods and waters in Land Between the Lakes. Go on a half-mile hike to check out a variety of habitats and see if you can locate any fantastic beasts' homes! Part of Harry Potter Appreciation Day at the Woodlands Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

Herbology

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

Plants are truly magical! Using just sunlight, water and soil they create energy, grow and make beautiful flowers! Join Professor Gillyweed to learn what plants need to grow and plant your own niffler-attracting mariGOLD! Part of Harry Potter Appreciation Day at the Woodlands Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

Outstanding O.W.L.s.

When:  Mar. 30, 2019 - 12:30 to 1:15 p.m.
Where:  Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd, Cadiz
Contact:  (270) 924-2299

It's time to earn your O.W.L. (Ordinary Wizarding Level) in owls! Test your owlish knowledge with a fun game and see if you earn an Outstanding, Exceeds Expectations or Troll! Part of Harry Potter Appreciation Day at the Woodlands Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

Defense Against the Dark Arts

When:  Mar. 30, 2019 - 1:30 to 2:15 p.m.
Where:  Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd, Cadiz
Contact:  (270) 924-2299

Aspiring wizards need to know practical techniques of defending themselves against dark charms, creatures, and spells. We will study how some of the fantastic beasts of Land Between the Lakes defend themselves using tricks such as camouflage, poison and mimicry, and how we can use their methods in our magical adventures! Part of Harry Potter Appreciation Day at the Woodlands Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

Care of Magical Creatures

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

How do you care for an owl? What do bowtruckles eat? These topics and more will be covered in your very first Care of Magical Creatures class! In this course, we will learn about magical creatures from the world of Harry Potter and also how to care for creatures from our world. Hippogriffs not included (advanced classes only). Part of Harry Potter Appreciation Day at the Woodlands Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

Gingerbread Men Dancing in our Hearts

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

No, it's not Christmas! But you do smell gingerbread. Follow the pleasing aroma to the double pen kitchen. We are baking up a batch of gingerbread cookies. At the Homeplace 1850s. Admission fees apply,

Evening Storytelling at the Homeplace

When:  Mar. 30, 2019 - 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Where:  Homeplace 1850s - 4512 The Trace, Dover
Contact:  (931) 232-6457

Stories have always been a source of entertainment and a way to learn valuable life lessons. Enjoy the Spring evening gathered around the fireplace; sit back and enjoy tall tales and old time stories told by our own storyteller. Traditional refreshments will be served during the break. Be prepared to laugh and have a great time! Pre-registered participants meet at the Homeplace Interpretive Center at 5:30pm, storytelling begins at 6pm; enjoy this rare evening experience in 1850! At the Homeplace 1850s. Admission fees apply,

Parade of Raptors

When:  Mar. 1, 2019 thru Mar. 31, 2019 - Wed-Sun at 4:30
Where:  Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd, Cadiz
Contact:  (270) 924-2299

Come face-to-face with Nature Station's resident owls and hawks as our staff introduces these birds to you up close before bringing them in to their night-time shelter.

Snake Feeding Sundays

When:  Mar. 31, 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.

Knee-High Naturalist: Be a Turtle Hero

When:  Mar. 31, 2019 - 2:00 to 2:30 p.m.
Where:  Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd, Cadiz
Contact:  (270) 924-2299

Come discover nature with your young naturalist! This week's theme is Be a Turtle Hero! Join a naturalist for a story about a turtle, make a craft, learn how you can help wild turtles you find, and even have an up-close encounter with one of our own box turtles in this program designed especially for preschoolers! At the Woodlands Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

Sunday Funday: Courageous Coyotes

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

Everyone loves having fun and today it's playtime for one of Nature Station's many resident animals! 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.

Super Sasquatch Search

When:  Mar. 31, 2019 - 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Where:  Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd, Cadiz
Contact:  (270) 924-2299

Nature Station's bigfooted friend is celebrating our Super Spring Break in style - in costume! Aldo is dressed like his favorite caped crusader and testing out his super sneaking skills! Every day, he chooses a new location in our backyard as his hiding spot for the day. If you find him, snap a picture of him and bring it to a staff member for a prize! At the Woodlands Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

Super Selfies! Photo Booth

When:  Mar. 31, 2019 - 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Where:  Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd, Cadiz
Contact:  (270) 924-2299

Become the superhero you've always wanted to be in our Super Selfies Booth. Use our props to dress up, pose and even fly your way to your next favorite Facebook or Instagram photo! At the Woodlands Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

Just-hiss League

When:  Mar. 31, 2019 - 11:30 a.m. to Noon
Where:  Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd, Cadiz
Contact:  (270) 924-2299

It's feeding time! Meet the snakes, one of the most awesome superhero teams of nature! They might not be as photogenic as Superman, Wonder Woman, or Batman, but snakes have some awesome super powers of their own! Get up close with several members of the "Just-hiss League" and find out what makes these often-feared creatures a truly terrific force of nature! At the Woodlands Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

Spring Life on the Farm

When:  Mar. 1, 2019 thru Mar. 31, 2019 - Daily Wed-Sun 10 a.m to 4 p.m.
Where:  Homeplace 1850s - 4512 The Trace, Dover
Contact:  (931) 232-6457

The earthy smell of freshly plowed soil mingling with hickory smoke greets visitors daily. Experience every day farm life and lend a hand with daily late winter work on the farm, which could include smoking pork, starting plant beds, stripping last year's tobacco, lye soap and candle making, wood working, building rail fences, cooking on hearth and woodstove, spinning and weaving. Learn some practical skills that are still as valuable today as they were in the past.

Experience every day farm life and lend a hand with spring farm work.

• Spring plowing with mules
• Morning mule and oxen grooming
• Planting spring garden and fields
• Woodworking
• Blacksmithing
• Wool work- spinning, dyeing, weaving and knitting
• Hand sewing
• Morning cooking
• Household chores

At the Homeplace 1850s. Admission fees apply,

Evening Chores on the Farm

When:  Mar. 1, 2019 thru Mar. 31, 2019 - Daily Wed-Sun 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Where:  Homeplace 1850s - 4512 The Trace, Dover
Contact:  (931) 232-6457

As the day winds down, there are still chores to be done! It's feeding time! It's also time to gather eggs, move animals to their nightly quarters and put the log houses in order. Learn about the farm animals as they bed down for the evening. There might even be opportunities for you to help! At the Homeplace 1850s. Admission fees apply,

All Work and No Play? Games in 1850s

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

Farm life in the 1800s was not "all work and no play." Once children had finished their daily chores, they would relax by playing games. Come by, relax, and play some of the popular childhood games of the 1800s. At the Homeplace 1850s. Admission fees apply,

Water Trail Launch Event

When:  Apr. 6, 2019 - 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Where:  Brandon Spring Group Center - 336 Brandon Spring Road
Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

The Land Between The Lakes Water Trail initiative is a collaborative effort to develop and promote the water resources around LBL to create economic, health and social benefits for the region and its citizens. Join Friends of LBL for a launch event at Brandon Springs Group Camp in LBL on April 6. Registration is from 10:00 to 10:45. Vendors will be on hand from 10:00 a.m. to noon. 11:30 to 2:00 is scheduled for guided kayak and canoe trips with Bards Lake open for paddlers. Free kayaks and canoes will be available for visitor use, but there are limited availability, so if you have your own, please bring it.

EXPLORE

When:  Mar. 1, 2019 thru May. 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, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 2:00 p.m.; Tuesdays and Thursdays at noon. Download the showtimes tables here.

Tonight's Sky: Camping Under the Stars

When:  Mar. 1, 2019 thru May. 31, 2019 - 1:00 p.m. Daily
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. Admission fees apply. Recommended for age 6 and above. Download the showtimes tables here.

Wildest Weather in the Solar System

When:  Mar. 1, 2019 thru May. 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 3:00 p.m., Mondays and Fridays at 11:00 a.m., and Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:00 a.m. Admission fees apply. For details, call (270) 924-2233. Download the showtimes tables here.

Earth, Moon & Sun

When:  Mar. 1, 2019 thru May. 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 Saturdays and Sundays at 10:00 a.m. and Wednesdays at noon. For details, call (270) 924-2233. Admission fees apply. Download the showtimes tables here.

Laser Legends of the Night Sky

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

Children and adults will enjoy this animated laser show where Aesop the owl will lead you on a lighthearted look at the Greek mythology associated with some of the constellations. This includes the stories behind the mighty warrior Perseus; the beautiful princess Andromeda; Cetus, the terrible sea monster, Scorpio the scorpion; and Orion the hunter. A non- laser full-dome version of this show is also available. Showtimes are Saturdays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays at 4:00 p.m.; Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 10:00 a.m. Admission fees apply. For details, call (270) 924-2233. Download the showtimes tables here.

Back to the Moon for Good

When:  Mar. 1, 2019 thru May. 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 Saturdays, Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11:00 a.m.; Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 3:00 p.m. Download the showtimes tables here.

From Earth to the Universe

When:  Mar. 1, 2019 thru May. 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 Saturdays and Sunday at noon; Mondays and Fridays at 4:00 p.m.; Tuesdays at 3:00 p.m.; Wednesdays at 11:00 a.m.; Thursdays at 2:00 p.m. For details, call (270) 924-2233. Admission fees apply. Download the showtimes tables here.

Firefall

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

If you have ever enjoyed a meteor shower or made a wish upon a "shooting star", you will enjoy this full dome presentation. All aspects of meteor showers are explored in vivid detail. Where meteors come from, what they are made of, past impact evidence, and possible future impact predictions may surprise you. Comets and asteroids are also discussed making this show about anything that could fall on your head! Admission fees apply. Showtimes are Mondays and Fridays at noon; Tuesdays at 2:00 p.m., and Thursdays st 3:00 p.m. Download the showtimes tables here.