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9 Murray events to help you kick the winter blues

1. Visit the West Kentucky Boat and Outdoor Show

January 15-17 CFSB Center The annual boat show is a fun and FREE event, perfect for browsing or for occupying the kids. There are plenty of boats for sale, but the event also features outdoor seminars, kid's activities, sporting goods and more. Find out more information at www.wkyboatshow.com. 2. Catch a Racer basketball game

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Various dates CFSB Center Nothing is more fun than getting dressed up in your blue and gold wear and cheering the Racers to victory at a packed CFSB Center. To view the schedule, visit www.goracers.com. 3. See a play

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Various dates Lovett Auditorium or Playhouse in the Park Campus Lights is performing Hairspray, while The Little Mermaid and The Glass Menagerie will be at Playhouse in the Park. These are all sure to be great performances that will take you far, far away from the winter weather, and transport you to another place and time, at least for a couple hours. For dates and ticket info, visit tourmurray.com. 4. Go on an Eagle Watching Tour

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Various dates Kenlake State Resort Park or Land Between the Lakes There's a chill in the air but beauty in the sky during the Eagle Watching Tours, taking place in January and February near Kentucky Lake. Spot a majestic bird from the comfort of a yacht or van. Eagle watching tours are available from Kenlake State Resort Park or Land Between the Lakes.

5. Hear Martin Luther King III speak

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February 8 Lovett Auditorium Be inspired while listening to Martin Luther King III speak at historic Lovett Auditorium on the 60th anniversary of desegregation at Murray State. This event is free to the public. Click here for more information.

6. Attend Bull Blowout

February 12-13 Bill Cherry Expo Center What could be more exciting than a rodeo? Get your cowboy hat and boots and prepare to watch some bull riding and barrel racing. For more info on Bull Blowout, call the Bill Cherry Expo Center at (270) 809-3125.

7. Test your smarts at Trivia Night

Photo: Terry Little February 19 Murray Banquet Center Got useless knowledge? Use it to win prizes and have a blast at Murray Main Street's annual Trivia Night. For more information or to reserve your table, call Murray Main Street at (270) 759-9474.

8. Freeze for a reason at Polar Plunge

February 20 Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park Who would want to volunteer to jump into a freezing cold lake in February? The answer is- a lot of people! All because it raises money for a very important cause, the Special Olympics. Get signed up now at www.soky.org.

9. View the night sky at LBL's Planetarium

Photo: Land Between the Lakes bit.ly/1RtdHCF Various dates Golden Pond Planetarium Stare at the stars and marvel at what lies beyond at the region's only planetarium. It is open all week and has different shows throughout the day. To learn more, visit www.landbetweenthelakes.us.

To view even more winter events, visit our calendar online.