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Dixie Belle’s Cruise, Berea Crafts, Ice Cream, And Mighty Mike

Evening Picnic Cruise
Join us for a new summertime tradition—casual picnic suppers on the Dixie Belle. Embark from Shaker Landing on one of four balmy July nights—July 7, 14, 21, 28, 6:30–8 p.m.—with good eats as you roll gently down the Kentucky River through the tree-covered cliffs of the Palisades. Reservations required, $35. For more info, call (800) 734-5611 x1545 or go online to (click on Special Events Calendar on left).

Berea Crafts Festival
In its 31st year, the Berea Crafts Festival runs July 13–15, 10 a.m.– 6 p.m., at the Historic Indian Fort Theater in Berea College Forest. See extraordinary art and crafts, educational demonstrations, strolling musicians, and favorite festival foods set in a serene woodland setting. The event attracts around 9,000 people for a reason. Adults/seniors $6, children under 12 free; free parking. For more information, go to or call (800) 598-5263.

Ice Cream & A Moovie
All summer, all free admission, all family-friendly movies—Chaney’s Dairy Barn & Restaurant in Bowling Green presents: Ice Cream & A Moovie! Bring a blanket or lawn chairs, no outside food or drink, please. Movies start at dusk. In case of rain, movies show in pavilion. July 13-14, Kung Fu Panda 2, July 27-28, Cars 2. For Chaney’s summer Moovie schedule, go online to, click on Events at left, or call (270) 843-5567.

Gator Alley
The biggest, baddest gator in the country, Mighty Mike, is back. Look him straight in the eye at Newport Aquarium’s new area with more than 7,000 aquatic creatures from around the world in a million gallons of water. Walk on the wet side in a kelp forest, a moray eel hideaway, a flooded Amazon rainforest, a colorful coral reef, and a shark feeding ground, Surrounded by Sharks. Adults $23, children 2-12 $15, children under 2 free. Open daily, 9 a.m.–7 p.m. For more info go online to or call (800) 406-3474.

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