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KENTUCKY CRAFTED: THE MARKET 2015

Kentucky Crafted: The Market is the Kentucky Arts Council’s signature event produced each year in the spring featuring the highest quality art, craft, literature, music, film and food found in the state. More than 200 Kentucky Crafted and select out-of-state artists, musicians and artisanal food producers make their finest work available to the general public.

Kentucky is one of a few states in the nation to sponsor a show of this kind for its art and craft businesses. Its 33-year tradition of excellence has not gone unnoticed. Kentucky Crafted: The Market has been named the No. 1 Fair & Festival in the country four times by readers of AmericanStyle Magazine. The Southeast Tourism Society has named it a Top 20 Event for 16 years.

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HOME EXPO 2015

  • Mar 6 - Mar 8, 2015

Presented by the Builders Association of South Central Kentucky, the Home Expo 2015 will feature approximately 100 booths showcasing products and services to enhance your life. Turn your home improvement, remodeling and design dreams into reality! Browse home products and services from builders and designers to landscapers and much more.

1021 Wilkinson Trace, Bowling Green, KY

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39th Humana Festival of New American Plays

MARCH 4 – APRIL 12, 2015

See it first.  See it here.

The Humana Festival of New American Plays is the premier event of its kind, celebrating some of the most talented voices in the American theatre. Each year, thousands of theatergoers come to Louisville for the opportunity to see groundbreaking works before they travel to stages across the nation and around the world. Experience these new plays before anyone else—and when they receive acclaim in New York, Chicago and further afield, you can take pride in having seen them first here at Actors Theatre.

For Accessibility information, call the Box Office at 502-584-1205 or email boxoffice@actorstheatre.org

316 West Main St.Louisville, KY 40202502-584-1205502-371-0956 TDD- See more at: http://actorstheatre.org/shows/39th-humana-festival-of-new-american-plays-2014-2015/#sthash.xDBMvQiJ.dpuf

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MAKER'S MARK AFTER DARK

You may have been on a Maker’s Mark® tour, but you have never seen the distillery like this. Mint Julep Tours and the world-famous Bourbon Brand have joined forces to allow you to “Experience the Maker.” Mint Julep Tours is offering an exclusive PRIVATE tour of Makers Mark Distillery where guests will hop aboard a customized Mint Julep Tours vehicle and be transported to the picturesque distillery for an evening of exceptional adventure. When the tours end at Maker’s Mark®, the doors will open only to you to experience the Bourbon Mecca after hours.

Enjoy a guided tour showcasing the bourbon making process, from grain to bottle. The night will be complete with a tasting with Maker’s Mark® inspired cocktails and southern style appetizers under the “Spirit of the Maker,” a new hand-blown glass ceiling by world-renowned artist Dale Chihuly.

Guests can also dip their own bottle and enjoy a private shopping experience. Tickets start at $199 a person and dates are limited. The tour is open January 20, February 27, March 20, April 3, May 21, June 12, July 16, August 7, September 3, October 9 and November 6.

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NEW HOME & REMODELING MARKETPLACE

If you are thinking about remodeling or new home construction, then this event is the place to go to get all your questions answered! The 2015 show will feature certified professional members of all trades ready to help you make the building and remodeling projects you have dreamed of become your reality!

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OWENSBORO BOAT AND RECREATION SHOW 2015

The 2015 Owensboro Boat & Recreation Show will be held at the new Owensboro Convention Center and feature surrounding area recreational marine dealers exhibiting their products and services to the boating enthusiast. The show is scheduled as a four-day event beginning on Thursday February the 26th and running through Sunday March the 1st, of 2015. We are dedicated to bringing a high quality annual event to the city of Owensboro. Many local and outlying dealers will be on hand displaying the most current models with competitive pricing. Come out and see what the new year has to offer the recreational boating Community!

Whether your lifestyle already allows you to enjoy recreational boating or you are just interested in checking out the boating lifestyle ~ then you will not be disappointed with the 2015 Owensboro Boat & Recreation Show. Mark your calendar to come out and enjoy this annual event, view the displays, speak to dealers, get current pricing, general boating information or search for the best deal on a new boat package. The best part is that it’s all inside under one roof!

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PEKING ACROBATS

2660 South Green StreetHenderson Fine Arts CenterHenderson, KY 42420

  • Feb 24, 2015 
        7:00 P.M. -

The Peking Acrobats practice extraordinary feats of balance, flexibility, and precision drawn from ancient Chinese folk traditions.

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Bourbon Classic

Bourbon Classic
 
February  20 -21
 The weekend-long event delivers education and  entertainment exclusively focused on the Bourbon enthusiast. Hundreds of  Bourbon lovers will gather in Louisville, the gateway to all the heritage and  innovation of Kentucky’s Bourbon Country, to explore the best of the best in  the world of Bourbon from the craftsmanship of distilling to the pure  enjoyment of the spirit in its many forms.

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STAR THEATER'S: M*A*S*H

546 Main Street, Russell County Star Theater, Russell Springs, KY 42642

M*A*S*H

February 20-21-22-27-28. March 1, 2015
Directed by David Withers and Barb Harford

M*A*S*H stands for Mobile Army Surgical Hospital, and joining it are two unpredictable madcaps, Hawkeye and Duke. They can’t be dealt with casually, however, because they are also two of the best chest surgeons in South Korea. They decide to wage a campaign to get a young Korean to the United States and entered in a good school. The thread of this effort helps tie together the pileup of comic adventures that pyramid right before the eyes of your astonished and hysterical audience! Hawkeye has a scene with a woman psychiatrist who believes he’s been trying to lobster-trap mermaids in a rice paddy! There’s a jolly encounter with the baby-talking Bonwit sisters, the worst tap-dancing act the U.S.O. ever sent overseas. A sergeant is selling dumb GIs fishing rights in the Bay of Phum. Radar O’Reilly, a soldier with incredible hearing, anticipates things before they happen. The proprietor of a painless dental clinic is cured of dark moods by the recreation of an old monster movie and a monster! It’s all here, including a little romance mixed in with dramatic moments and a genuine love of life. Oh, yes the Korean boy does get his education in the United States!

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The Taste of 502

The 3rd Annual Taste of 502 is February 16, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel. You will experience special menu items from the restaurants who participate in 502 Restaurant Week (February 2015) and 502 Lunch Week (September 2014). In addition, you will sample your favorite wine, beer and/or spirits from around the region. A portion of the ticket sales will benefit YMCA Safe Place Services in Louisville, KY.

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LAKE CUMBERLAND STATE RESORT PARK'S "THAT'S AMORE" VALENTINE'S WEEKEND

Come stay Valentine weekend at Lake Cumberland State Resort Park.  Special lodging rates for Feb. 13-14 are $49.95 per night for lodge rooms and $69.95 per night for all cabins. The Taste of Italy Buffet on Feb. 14 from 4-8 p.m. will offer chicken parmesan, spaghetti bolognaise, lasagna and roast pork. Also featured will be Roman apples, green beans, buttered corn, cranberry rice, vegetable medley, oven- roasted potatoes and fresh pepperoni garlic bread. There will also be a full salad and dessert bar. The cost is $19.95 for adults and $10.95 for kids 6-12.  Beverage is included.  Tax and tip not included.  Enjoy live entertainment from opera singers Lady Jan and Sir Erwin. Call 270-343-3111.

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MAINSTRASSE VILLAGE MARDI GRAS CELEBRATION


6th & Main StreetMainStrasse VillageCovington, KY 41011

  • Feb 13 - Feb 14, 2015

Begin your Mardi Gras Celebration in the huge MainStrasse Village Entertainment Tent. Entertainment Tent and Cajun Food booths open at 8 p.m.. Music begins following the parade both nights. Baubles, Bangles and BEADS available at MainStrasse Village businesses and will be at the Goose Girl Fountain and Mardi Gras Entertainment Tent during Mardi Gras.

Adults only!

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NATIONAL FARM MACHINERY SHOW & CHAMPIONSHIP TRACTOR PULL


For 50 years, the National Farm Machinery Show has offered the most complete selection of cutting-edge agricultural products, equipment and services available in the farming industry. Business professionals from around the world gain knowledge and hands-on access to various technological advancements needed for the upcoming farming season during the four-day show.

The Kentucky Exposition Center is completely filled with 860 exhibitors, making it the country’s largest indoor farm show. Nearly every major line of farming equipment will be on display allowing attendees to compare products side by side. The most innovative technology and new product launches are available to agribusiness professionals, as well as alternative energy information and solutions to the challenges facing today’s agribusiness industry.

In addition to seeing the newest products on the market, visitors can attend free seminars led by industry experts. Seminar topics include unmanned aerial vehicles, cloud-based data handling, and weather and commodity trends. Visitors will also be able to watch Tyne Morgan and Al Pell during a live-taping of “U.S. Farm Report.”

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TUSKEGEE AIRMEN

. Two original Tuskegee Airmen, William Davis, Tuskegee Airman pilot, and Virgil Jewel, Tuskegee Airman crew chief, will be on hand at Somerset Community College as part of SCC’s anniversary speaker’s series celebrating 50 years of quality education in southcentral Kentucky. Julius Calloway III, the son of a Tuskegee Airman, will also be on hand. The airmen will be conducting a free presentation at SCC on February 10 at 7 p.m. in Meece Auditorium, located in the Meece Building on the SCC Somerset North Campus at 808 Monticello Street in Somerset. The event is free and open to the public. A public reception at 6:30 p.m. will precede the event. For more information call 859-608-9117 or visit www.somerset.kctcs.edu.

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LBL QUOTA TURKEY HUNT

Turkey Quota Hunt applications for Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area will be available February 1-28. Hunters may apply online 24/7 at lblquotahunt.hometracker.com/ or by phone Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm, at 270-924-2065. Application fees are $5 online and $7 by phone.

Three quota hunts in both the Kentucky and Tennessee portions of Land Between The Lakes require
prior application. Hunting is not permitted between these dates.

Kentucky Quota Hunts:

April 11-12; Youth hunt (for hunters under age 16)
April 14-15; Adult hunt
April 18-19; Adult hunt

Tennessee Quota Hunts:

April 11-12; Youth hunt (for hunters 6-16 years old)
April 14-15; Adult hunt
April 18-19; Adult hunt

Hunting provides unique recreational opportunities within the region and helps maintain a healthy wildlife population. To improve the quality of turkey quota hunts, Land Between The Lakes reduced the number of quota permits for each hunt. Applicants can check the quota hunt website, lblquotahunt.hometracker.com/, at the end of March to see if they were drawn.

The non-quota hunting season, which does not require prior application, runs for fourteen days, April 20-May 3 in Kentucky. Two seven-day hunts occur in Tennessee April 20-26 and April 27-May 3. Hunters harvesting a turkey in either state on a Land Between The Lakes quota hunt may now hunt the first week of the Tennessee non-quota hunt. As always, a state license and Land Between The Lakes Hunter Use Permits are required. Hunter Use Permits may be purchased online at www.landbetweenthelakes.us/reservations/.

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THE KENTUCKY AFTER CHRISTMAS SALE

4089 Iron Works Parkway, Kentucky Horse Park, Lexington, KY

For the 30th consecutive year the Tennessee Walking Horse industry will offer a large selection of the finest Tennessee Walking horses available, including broodmares, pleasure, trail, plantation, two year olds, and exceptional show horses. 

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MOONLIGHT AND MAGNOLIAS

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Hardin County Playhouse performing Moonlight and Magnolias on February 6-8 and 12-15, 2015.
1939 Hollywood is abuzz. Legendary producer David O. Selznick has shut down production of his new epic “Gone With the Wind”, a film adaptation of Margaret Mitchell’s novel. The screenplay, you see, just doesn’t work. So what’s an all-powerful movie mogul to do? While fending off the film’s stars, gossip columnists, and his own father-in-law, Selznick sends a car for famed screenwriter, Ben Hecht, and pulls formidable director Victor Fleming from the set of “The Wizard of Oz”. Summoning both to his office, he locks the doors, closes the shades, and on a diet of bananas and peanuts, the three men labor over five days to fashion a screenplay that will become the blueprint for one of the most successful and beloved films of all time.

Productions play Friday and Saturday evenings at 7pm, second Thursday evening at 7pm, and Sunday matinees at 3pm.

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H'ARTFUL OF FUN

Celebrating its 25th anniversary, H’Artful of Fun supports the creative and educational arts and science programs provided by the Living Arts & Science Center for over 40,000 Central Kentuckians each year. From feathers to sequins, from bright colors to lively entertainment, the LASC’s “A Night in Rio” will set the stage for a fun-filled, unique evening of fabulous entertainment, delicious appetizers and desserts, wine, beer, bourbon tastings, and incredible art.

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DISNEY'S ALADDIN JR.

Kentucky Classic ARTS at Centre Square, Lebanon, KY

Disney’s Aladdin Jr. will be presented by Kentucky Classic Theatre’s talented Student Actors on Thursday, Friday , and Saturday evenings at 7pm February 5-14.

It’s the classic story of rags to wishes as a poor Arabian beggar meets the powerful Genie of the lamp. Featuring all the fabulous Disney music, this fun show is sure to delight the whole family.

Tickets on sale now at www.mykct.com or by calling 270-321-0218 - $5 for Students 18 +under and $10 for adults.


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TRI-STATE KIDS FAIR

The Tri-State Kids Fair, January 31-February 1 at the Owensboro Convention Center, will be the Largest Indoor Carnival the region has ever seen! Imagine being able to go to the Fair in the middle of winter….complete with Midway Carnival Rides, Inflatable Slides and Bouncy Houses, Pony Rides, Video Games, and so much more!

And the best part, your admission gets you UNLIMITED RIDES AND ACTIVITIES…no more buying tickets to ride, you can STAY & PLAY ALL DAY for ONE LOW PRICE! There’s plenty to do for both kids and adults alike….so come take in all the sights, sounds, and smells of a great outdoor fair…INSIDE at the Convention Center!

Tickets are just $10 for kids and $5 for adults. Purchase your tickets in advance at www.tristatekidsfair.com and get VIP entry ONE FULL HOUR earlier than the public either day! Regular Kids Fair Hours are Saturday 10-7 and Sunday 12-6

Check it out on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/tristatekidsfair

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