Car Seat Safety Check
Studstill Firm, LLP, 311 N. Patterson Street, Valdosta, GA 31601
Valdosta, GA ---- On September 20, 2014 the public is invited to attend a free car seat check event sponsored by Studstill Firm, LLP and Safe Kids Lowndes (non-profit organization)
Car Seat Safety Facts:
Unfortunately, motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death among kids 1 to 19. More than 70% of car seats are not used or installed correctly, and most parents don’t even realize it!
For parents that don’t know how to install a car seat, or who want to find out if their seat is safe, various organizations across the U.S. are hosting free child safety seat check events across the nation on National Seat Check Saturday (Saturday, September 20, 2014). During this free car seat check, trained technicians teach parents how to properly install and use their car seats. By simply learning how to correctly use car seats, parents can reduce their child’s risk of death by as much as 71%.
In Georgia, the law states that children must use at least a booster seat until they are either 8 years old or at least 4 feet, 9 inches tall. This is because children are usually between 8 and 12 years old when the car’s seat belt begins to fit them properly.
National Child Passenger Safety Week (September 14-20) is dedicated to ensuring parents know exactly how to keep little ones safe on the road.
During the week of September 14-20, 2014, events are being held across the country to help parents learn how to protect their children in a car.
The Car Seat Safety Check Event in Valdosta, GA:
The attorneys at the Studstill Firm, LLP and Safe Kids Lowndes are hosting a Car Seat Check event at the Studstill Firm, LLP office in downtown Valdosta, Georgia on Saturday, September 20, 2014. Trained safety seat inspectors will be on hand from 10 am – 12 noon to help parents check to be sure that their seats are the right size for their child and that they are installed safely.
The event on Saturday, September 20th is being held in connection with National Car Seat Check Saturday, and is sponsored by Studstill Firm, LLP and Safe Kids Lowndes, a non-profit group dedicated to reducing childhood injuries and led by the Lowndes County Sheriffs Office. Certified car seat inspectors who are trained to spot problems with car seats and to help parents install them properly will be on site from 10 am – 12 noon. The event is free and open to the public and there will be balloons and activities for children.
Safe Kids Lowndes is the Lowndes County coalition of Safe Kids Worldwide – a global non-profit organization dedicated to preventing and reducing the number of childhood injuries through safety initiatives.
Studstill Firm, LLP injury lawyers are dedicated to helping families move forward after an accident.
For more information on the event, you can go to www.studstillfirm.com/carseat and click on the link at the top of the page, or contact Haynes Studstill at (229) 247-2299.
What: Car Seat Check
When: Saturday, September 20, 2014 10:00 am – 12:00 noon
Where: Studstill Firm, LLP 311 N. Patterson St., Valdosta, GA 31601
Sponsored by: Studstill Firm, LLP; Safe Kids Lowndes (non-profit); Lowndes
County Sheriffs Office; Georgia State Patrol
Cost: Free and open to the public
Contact: Haynes Studstill (229) 247-2299
Women's Conference 2014
9.18 & 19 @ 6:30p 9.20 @ 8:00a - 1:00p & 6:30p
Jerusalem M.B. Church of Tallahassee - 2015 Lake Bradford Rd., 32310
This year’s conference is deemed to inspire, motivate, break yolks, and encourage you as you experience and embrace your appointed divine Healing!
Our worship and fellowship will be filled with prayers, praise, song, and dance! This conference is exceptional, because the primary focus is to address and discuss real issues, real concerns of real women and young girls. We will have numerous testimonies from women who have overcome physical, mental, and sexual abuse, divorce, financial struggles, rejection, and etc. Additionally, we have scheduled anointed motivational speakers that will speak life into any painful situation by the Spirit of God. We are expecting a high-time in the Lord!
Min. Roshunda Macon - 574-6929 (church office), 321-5719 (cell)
National Public Lands Day and International Coastal Cleanup
148 Old Fort Rd. St Marks, 32355
The Department of Environmental Protection’s San Marcos de Apalache Historic State Park invites you to take part in the National Public Lands Day and International Coastal Cleanup. The public is invited to work with Park Rangers, the Parrothead Club of Tallahassee, and Keep Wakulla County Beautiful to clean up along the shores of the St. Marks and Wakulla rivers and surrounding park lands. Participants may bring a personally-owned kayak or canoe if they wish. Please wear clothes that you are comfortable getting wet and dirty. Volunteers should bring a hat and sunscreen and wear closed-toed or water shoes. Garbage bags, gloves, insect repellent and water will be provided. A short interpretive tour detailing the history of the site and discussing its natural and cultural resources will be provided prior to beginning the cleanup.
Contact: Terri Messler 850-925-6216
Sept. 19, 6pm-9pm Sept. 20-21, 8am-5pm
2131 Jackson Bluff Rd (old Salvation Army bldg)
Goose Creek Wildlife Sanctuary annual re-sale boutique, with lots of furniture, jewelry, antiques, art, electronics, holiday decorations, and much more!
The Melting Pot Celebrates 35th Anniversary of Landmark Tallahassee, Fla. Restaurant With Special Limited-Time Menu Supporting Florida Charity
9/7/14 - 9/21/14
In honor of this milestone, the Tallahassee restaurant, today located at 2727 N Monroe St., will feature a special anniversary menu supporting the Children’s Home Society of Florida from Sept. 7-21. The Melting Pot of Tallahassee will offer guests a special four-course menu, which includes cheese fondue, salad, a chef-selected entrée and chocolate fondue for $35. To give back to the community while celebrating this occasion, the restaurant will donate $5 from each dinner ordered from the special
The Melting Pot
2727 N Monroe St
First Commerce Credit Union To Host Free Homebuyer Workshop
8:30 am - 12:30 pm
First Commerce Credit Union, 2073 Summit Lake Drive, Tallahassee,FL 32317
This workshop will help guide first-time homebuyers or those who would like a refresher through what to expect in the process. Topics will include getting prepared for an application, getting pre-approved, working with a Realtor®, how to find your dream home, reviewing a Contract for Purchase, and what to expect at closing, as well as a question-and-answer session. In addition, First Commerce has a special offer for Homebuyer Workshop attendees - $700 off closing costs of any mortgage if you apply online by October 31, 2014.* We have competitive rates and a quick online application process.
The workshop will be held Saturday, September 20, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the First Commerce Credit Union Administrative Facility in the Summit East Office Complex (on Highway 90, just east of I-10 exit 209B) at 2073 Summit Lake Drive.
Space is limited so reserve your seat online at: www.eventbrite.com/e/fccu-free-home-buyer-workshop-tickets-12785003289
or by calling (850) 488-0035, ext. 1027.
"Saving Wakulla Springs" Overland Tour
8:00AM - Noon
Tallahassee to Wakulla Springs
How can YOU help save our precious Wakulla Springs? Take the guided overland tour of the Wakulla Springs Basin and follow the journey of water as it flows underground from Tallahassee through the longest and deepest cave system in the world to Wakulla Springs. Tour led by Florida springs expert, Jim Stevenson, retired chief naturalist of Florida’s state parks for 20 years. Car caravan tour departs from the TCC parking lot and ends at Wakulla Springs State Park with 9 stops of interest along the way including lakes, sinkholes and the wastewater treatment plant. Proceeds to benefit two local non-profit organizations working to protect Wakulla Springs. $18 per person. Student discount available. Spaces limited. Registration required @ www.PalmettoExpeditions.com or 850-926-3376
Palmetto Expeditions, 850-926-3376 (public), 850-556-4249 (private), www.PalmettoExpeditions.com
Introduction to Blacksmithing
9:00am to 12:00pm
Tallahassee Museum 3945 Museum Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32310
Work alongside an experienced blacksmith to learn some history and basics of the craft. Participants will take home their own creation.
7:00 to 9:00pm
Tallahassee Museum 3945 Museum Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32310
Experience a guided tour through our Wild Florida Trail at night! Guests will catch a glimpse into the lives of the critters after dark. Pre-registration is required. Deadline for registration is the Wednesday prior to the event at 12:30pm.
Tallahassee Museum (850)575-8684
The Cheeps Boutique
2131 Jackson Bluff Rd, Tallahassee
a week-end long indoor thrift store fundraiser for Goose Creek Wildlife Sanctuary. it will take place rain or shine. We are accepting donations and we’ll take just about anything. We accept all sorts of furniture, clothes, toys, pet items, household goods, tchotchkes, and anything in between. We start collecting from students, in particular, in mid-summer before move-outs when so many usable items end up on the curbs and are destroyed by summer rains, but accept any donations up until the days of the sale. We help ‘green the streets’ to raise a little ‘green’ for our injured, orphaned and displaced green space inhabitants”
Rather than throwing away or storing usable but unwanted items, simply donate them to the Cheeps Boutique. All donations are tax deductible, and all proceeds go to the Goose Creek Wildlife Sanctuary. Funds are used to improve the quality of life for sick, displaced and injured native wildlife.
LOW COST SPAY/NEUTER VOUCHERS FOR GADSDEN CO RESIDENTS
Gadsden Co and adjacent neighborhoods
YOUCANMAKEADIFFERENCE, INC, a non profit animal welfare organization offers year round LOW COST spay/neuter (dogs/cats)vouchers to Gadsden Co. Residents.
(850) 364-0079 or(850) 270-8793
LOW COST SPAY/NEUTER VOUCHERS
Begins July 8 ends October 8, 2014
Gadsden Co. and neighboring communities
YOUCANMAKEADIFFERENCE, a non profit animal welfare organization is offering Low Cost Spay/Neuter Vouchers to Gadsden Co. residents and neighboring communities. In addition we offer EMERGENCY VETERINARY and PET FOOD assistance, as well as LOW COST wellness vouchers (vaccinations)
Norma at (850)364-0079 or (850)270- 8793
The 33rd Annual Capital City Quilt Show
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 4:30 pm Sat 10:00 am – 4:30 pm Sun 12:00 – 4:30 pm
Museum of Florida History 500 South Bronough Street Tallahassee,FL 32301
Beautiful handmade and machine sewn fiber artworks are on display at the annual quilt show at the Museum of Florida History. The show is organized by Quilters Unlimited of Tallahassee and is in its 33rd year. Awards are given in various categories, including a yearly “Challenge Quilt” theme. The theme this year is “Starry Starry Night.” Visitors can vote for their favorite quilt, take part in a silent auction, or talk to the quilters in the exhibit.
(Museum of Florida History, 850.245.6400)
Taste of the Beach
September 19-September 21
Enjoy the most delicious seafood the gulf has to offer at the Taste of the Beach featuring celebrity guest Carla Hall from ABC’s The Chew and .Top Chef Set on one of the most celebrated and scenic backdrops, the Gulf of Mexico, this free family event has entertainment for all ages. Tent after tent of delicious seafood and signature dishes allows you to experience the true culinary talents from around the Island. For more information, visit www.tasteofpensacolabeach.com.
ITT Technical Institute Open House
2639 N. Monroe Street Tallahassee, FL 32303
ITT Technical Institute is a leading private college system offering technology-oriented programs at this Florida college. Be a part of the college in Tallahassee location and enroll in one of more than 140 ITT Technical Institutes in over 35 states. ITT Tech offers career-focused degree programs available at this Florida college location.