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A Taste of Greece

Sep 19, 2014 5 PM – 9 PM

217/219 WEST JACKSON STREET THOMASVILLE, GEORGIA 31792
An evening with Greek Food, Greek Dancing & LIVE Greek Music By Mike Menexis

“COME FOR THE FOOD, LEAVE WITH THE CULTURE”To

Make your Reservations for $10 per individual please visit http://hmog.org/atasteofgreece

Harriet Kanelidis, 850-878-0747, hmog@comcast.net


KICKOFF Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

Aug 28, 2014 6:00 p.m.

St. John's Episcopal Church 211 North Monroe St. Tallahassee, FL
The 2014 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer committee of the American Cancer Society would like to personally invite you to attend our annual Kickoff rally & dinner (Harry's Seafood Bar & Grill) sponsored by Tallahassee Memorial Cancer Center.

Since 1993, Making Strides Against Breast Cancer has been the American Cancer Society’s rallying cry to build awareness and funds to fight breast cancer. In that time, 10 million walkers have collected more than $594 million. Last year, 10,000 walkers from Leon County raised more than $253,000.

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer funds make a difference by:

Helping people take steps to reduce their risk of breast cancer or find it early when it is most treatable
Investing in groundbreaking cancer research to find, prevent, treat, and cure the disease
Providing free information and services to help people facing breast cancer today when and where they need it including transportation, lodging, wigs, support programs, financial assistance, and more
Ensuring access to mammograms for women who need them
The eleventh annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk is 1 p.m. Oct. 19 at Cascades Park. For additional details visit www.makingstrideswalk.org/leon.


Kyla Pugh
850-348-6268



“Genealogy 101 – How to Get Started” Workshop

Sep 17, 2014 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m

Eastside Branch Library, 1583 Pedrick Road, Tallahassee FL 32317
Family history enthusiasts in the U.S. celebrate Family History Month every fall. In anticipation of that event, the Tallahassee Genealogical Society will be presenting “Genealogy 101 – How to Get Started” on three different dates in September. This 90-minute workshop is for anyone who has started, or is thinking of starting to research their family history. The workshop will provide guidance on: How to get organized; Setting your research goal(s); Identifying what you know, and what you don't know; and How and where to start looking for your ancestors.

Jay P. Collins , 850-566-7303, president@talgensoc.com . Website: www.talgensoc.com


“Genealogy 101 – How to Get Started” Workshop

Sep 2, 2014 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Sep 9, 2014 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Dr. B.L. Perry Jr. Branch Library, 2817 S. Adams St., Tallahassee FL 32301
Family history enthusiasts in the U.S. celebrate Family History Month every fall. In anticipation of that event, the Tallahassee Genealogical Society will be presenting “Genealogy 101 – How to Get Started” on three different dates in September. This 90-minute workshop is for anyone who has started, or is thinking of starting to research their family history. The workshop will provide guidance on: How to get organized; Setting your research goal(s); Identifying what you know, and what you don't know; and How and where to start looking for your ancestors

Jay P. Collins - 850-566-7303, president@talgensoc.com . Website: www.talgensoc.com


ANNUAL FAMILY AND FRIENDS DAY CELEBRATION

Sep 21, 2014 11:00 AM

MOUNT OLIVE FREEWILL BAPTIST CHURCH
Deacon Eugene Rittman, Sr., and The Mount Olive Freewill Baptist Church family would like to invite you to our Annual Family and Friends Day Celebration on Sunday, September 21, 2014 at 11:00 AM, located at 703 4th Street in Quincy, Florida. The guest speaker for the occasion will be Elder John Harris, of Love and Faith Community Church of Tallahassee, Florida. Dinner will be served immediately following service.

ROSEMARY TRIBUE


University Center Club Presents "Fresh From Florida" Charity Classc 2014

Oct 9, 2014 6-9pm

University Center Club
An evening with the Executive Chef of Florida, Justin Timineri. Guests will experience a live cooking demonstration, an exquisite four course dinner, and a live auction featuring exclusive auction items and packages.

Amanda Boyd
Charity Classic Intern



Critter Class

Sep 8, 2014 9:30 to 10:30 am

Tallahassee Museum 3945 Museum Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32310
Monthly class for 2 to 3.5 year old children and an adult partner, meeting on Monday each week. Each month incorporates a new theme into the lessons.

Tallahassee Museum (850) 575-8684


Introduction to Blacksmithing

Sep 20, 2014 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.

Tallahassee Museum
(850) 575-8684



Night Prowl

Sep 20, 2014 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

Sep 20, 2014 - Sep 21, 2014 8am-5pm

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.


Shelby Bush
954-551-9677
TheCheepsBoutique@yahoo.com



HerHeart & Whole Foods Market: Heart Healthy Eating

Sep 17, 2014 12 p.m.

2626 Capital Medical Blvd. Tallahassee, FL 32308
Join Dr. Carey Dellock from Capital Regional Cardiology Associates, and Healthy Eating Specialist Mary Russ of Tallahassee's Whole Foods Market as they present "Heart Healthy Eating" tips to aid in the fight against heart disease among women.

This is a free event but registration is required. Lunch will be provided! Call (850) 325-3627 to register.

To register: (850) 325-3627


Dance & Benefit for Catholic Charities of Tallahassee

Sep 13, 2014 7:00 - 11:00 p.m.

American Legion Hall
CATHOLIC CHARITIES DANCE

Please join Catholic Charities on September 13th as we dance the night away to the music of Livingston Road. The party starts at 7pm in the American Legion Hall at Lake Ella. Tickets are $15 and all proceeds support the most vulnerable in our community. Dinner will also be available for purchase from Scott’s Smokehouse.


Catholic Charities
850/222-2180



Cheese Making 101 @ Sweet Grass Dairy

Sep 27, 2014 September 27th, 2014

Sweet Grass Dairy Farm Thomasville, GA
Led by owner Jeremy Little, this class is a perfect fit for anyone interested in all things related to cheese and cheese making. Guests will start the day off with a tour of the facility, followed by an indepth and interactive discussion on the principles of how cheese is made. Each guest will hand-craft their own wheel of Thomasville Tomme (approx. 5#), our signature farmhouse-cheese which will be shipped to the guest after finishing its maturing process in our facility. The day culminates with a comprehensive cheese tasting that highlights and reinforces the topics of discussion throughout the day. Class lasts approximately 5-6 hours and is limited to 12 total guests. No prior experience is necessary and everything you will need for class will be provided for you. Come spend a fun day on the farm where our goal is to share our knowledge after a decade plus in the handcrafted cheese business. With its limited seating, this class does fill up quicky!

Jean Bates Marketing Coordinator
Sweet Grass Dairy
229-227-0752



Hearts for Hearts in Wonderland

Sep 12, 2014 7:30PM

1660 N. Monroe St. Suite 3, Tallahassee, FL 32303
Queen of Hearts Fitness is partnering with the American Heart Association for an Alice in Wonderland themed fundraiser! Proceeds will benefit the ongoing programs of the American Heart Association.

More information at www.queenofheartsfitness.com

Hsiang, 850-261-5231, hsiang@queenofheartsfitness.com


The 5th Annual Evening of Grace to benefit Grace Mission

Sep 27, 2014 5:30pm - 10pm

FSU Alumni Center 1030 West Tennessee Street, Tallahassee, FL 32301
The 5th Annual Evening of Grace to benefit Grace Mission will take place on Saturday, September 27, 2014, from 5:30 pm - 10 pm at the FSU Alumni Center. Grace Mission is an outreach mission of the Episcopal Diocese of Florida that has served the poor, homeless, and children in need in the Frenchtown Community for seventeen years. This year's Evening of Grace - "Growing in Grace...Harvesting Love" will feature a cocktail hour with music, silent auction, and a craft beer tasting from local brewers Grasslands and Canopy Roads, dinner by Andrew's Catering, and musical entertainment from the Sarah Mac Band. Tickets for the event are $100 and tables and various sponsorship opportunities are also available. For more information, contact Jenny Blalock at jyblalock@comcast.net or go to http://gracemissioneog.com/.

Jenny Blalock




"Fresh From Florida" Charity Classic Presented by the University Center Club

Oct 9, 2014 6-9pm

University Center Club Futch Ballroom, Tallahassee
An evening with the Justin Timineri, the Executive Chef of Florida. Guests of the Charity Classic will begin their evening by enjoying live music, cocktails and hors d'oeurves. Following cocktail hour will be a live cooking demonstration presented by Chef Timineri. A four course dinner will accompany the cooking demonstration. A chance to meet the culinary team and a live auction with close out the evening!

Amanda Boyd
850-645-5693



International Observe the Moon Night Event

Sep 6, 2014 8:00pm-10:00pm

Challenger Learning Center of Tallahassee, Tallahassee, FL
International Observe the Moon Night (InOMN) is an annual event that is dedicated to encouraging people to 'look up' and take notice of our nearest neighbor, the Moon. From looking at the Moon with a naked eye to using the most sensitive telescope, every year on the same day, people from around the world hold events and activities that celebrate our Moon. For more information, visit www.observethemoonnight.org.

The Challenger Learning Center, in conjunction with the Tallahassee Astronomical Society, will celebrate "International Observe the Moon Night" September 6 at 8:00pm with telescope viewings of the moon on Kleman Plaza, live science demonstrations, and free Planetarium shows.


Emily Brown
ebrown@challengertlh.com
850-645-7772



Archaeology Day

Sep 13, 2014 from 12 noon til 4 pm cdt

Panhandle Pioneer Settlement, 17869 NW Pioneer Settlement Rd, Blountstown, FL 32424
COME AND EXPERIENCE THE PAST:
ACRHAEOLOGY DAY
SEPTEMBER 13, 2014
FROM 12 TO 4 P.M. AT
PANHANDLE PIONEER SETTLEMENT
BLOUNTSTOWN, FLORIDA

Organizations throughout the panhandle are teaming up for a fun-filled day of activities to educate the public and children of all ages about archaeological and historical resources.
The Florida Public Archaeology Network, University of West Florida, the Panhandle Pioneer Settlement and the Panhandle Archaeological Society at Tallahassee will host a Public Archaeology Day at the Panhandle Pioneer Settlement from 12 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, September 13, 2014. The Panhandle Pioneer Settlement is located in Sam Atkins Park in Blountstown, Fla.
Archaeologists will be on-hand to provide general information about archaeology, historic preservations, and heritage tourism, as well as identify artifacts from the public’s personal collections. They will also bring authentic artifacts to share. Additionally, there will be craftsmen and vendors.
Have your personal artifact collections identified by archaeologist!
This event is free and open to the public!

For more information,
Contact FPAN Outreach Coordinator,
Barbara Hines, RPA, at bhines@uwf.edu,
Or the Panhandle Pioneer Settlement at info@panhandlepioneer.org.


Lisa Rhodes 850-674-2777


2014 Gadsden County Law Enforcement Officer of the Year Luncheon and Awards Ceremony

Sep 16, 2014 Noon

First Baptist Church of Quincy Fellowship Hall 210 West Washington Street, Quincy
The nine agencies serving Gadsden County are invited to submit nominees. From these nominees the officer of the year is chosen. All nominees are recognized. Keynote speaker is Judge Barbara Hobbs

Frank Allman @ 661-8532


Refuge House Golf Tournament and Stop the Violence 5K

Oct 5, 2014 - Oct 6, 2014 Check in for 5K begins at 3:00 PM

Southwood Town Center and Golf Club Tallahassee, FL
Refuge House will hold their 15th Annual Golf Tournament , Stop the Violence 5K, and Silent Auction October 5-6, 2014. Every penny raised through these events will benefit the men, women and children Refuge House serves in our 8 county region.
Festivities will begin on Sunday, October 5th at (TBD) at Kinetix Health Club at the Southwood Town Center. A warm-up Zumba-thon will kick-off the day’s events. The silent auction and check-in for the 5K will begin at 3:00p.m. in front of Grazie’s Pizza and Pasta, with the race starting at 4:00p.m. Following the race there will be an after party at Grazie’s. Early registration for the 5K is $20 and day-of registration is $25.
On Monday, October 6th, we will hole our 15th Annual Refuge House Golf Tournament at Southwood Golf Club. The Silent Auction will close at 1:20p.m. Monday. A team of 4 is $500 and an individual golfer is $125.
There are many opportunities to be involved in these events. We are looking for runners, golfers, and volunteers. For more information or to register, please visit the Refuge House website at www.refugehouse.com or call (850)922-6062.


Lindsay Pierce, (850)922-6062, lpierce@refugehouse.com


Peanut Boil

Sep 27, 2014 5:30 pm til 8 pm cdt

Panhandle Pioneer Settlement, 17869 NW Pioneer Settlement Rd, Blountstown, FL 32424
It's time again for the Panhandle Pioneer Settlement's
PEANUT BOIL
September 27, 2014 from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
FREE Admission and FREE Peanuts
There will be games and activities for the little ones,
Live entertainment by Easy Company performed from the porch of the
Well's Cabin
The concession stand will be open with
burgers, hot dogs, chips, and drinks
If you should have any questions, comments, or suggestions
Don't hesitate to give us a call


Lisa Rhodes 850-674-2777


Syrup Making Class

Nov 1, 2014 7 am til 3 pm cdt

Panhandle Pioneer Settlement, 17869 NW Pioneer Settlement Rd, FL 32424
SYRUP MAKING CLASS


The Panhandle Pioneer Settlement will be having a Syrup making class on
November 1, 2014, from 7 am – 3pm CST. Come join us in the art of making syrup.
THIS IS A ONE DAY CLASS. So call now to reserve your spot..
All will enjoy this hand on experience at the Panhandle Pioneer Settlement, Blountstown, Florida. There will be a $50.00 donation cost for this class. All items needed for this class are supplied. You will receive a Syrup Making DVD with the class.

There are limited slots available so call or email now to reserve your place.

The Panhandle Pioneer Settlement is a living museum documenting rural life in NW Florida since the early 1800’s. It is located in Sam Atkins Park, about 1 mile west of the intersection of Hwy 71 and Hwy20. Follow HWY 20 West out of Blountstown. Look for signs for Sam Atkins Park. Turn North at Lindy’s Fried Chicken (Silas Green St.). Follow the signs.

For more information, call 674-2777 or email info@panhandlepioneer.org
More information on the Panhandle Pioneer Settlement’s historical Buildings go to www.panhandlepioneer.org.


Lisa Rhodes 850-674-2777


TPD Cadet Program Recruitement

Aug 26, 2014 7 - 9 p.m.

Tallahassee Police Department, 234 E. 7th Ave.
Are you interested in law enforcement? If so, the Tallahassee Police Department has a program that may be perfect for you!

TPD’s Police Cadet Program is looking for young men and women between the ages of 14-21 to participate in the program.

Cadets will receive police training in topics including:
Crime Scene Investigation
Crisis Intervention
Safety Skills
First Aid
Use of Force
Firearms
Traffic Stops

Cadets are also able to ride along with TPD officers and participate in various fun events like camping and out of town trips.


Officer Evan Alwine, (850) 891-4200


Artists' League Priority Picks for 2014-2015 Season

Sep 2, 2014 7--9pm

FSU Museum of Fine Arts, Tallahassee
Come to the meeting and vote for upcoming projects!

Teri Yoo-Abstein
850-645-4681



Moon Over Maclay Jazz in the Park

Oct 5, 2014 6 - 9 p.m.

Maclay Gardens State Park
An evening of jazz on the lawn of the Maclay House, featuring The Leon Anderson Group and The Three Divas

www.friendsofmaclaygardens.com
850-487-4556



46th Killearn Invitational

Sep 13, 2014 - Sep 14, 2014 Registration beginning at 8am

Killearn Country Club
The 46th Killearn Invitational will be a 2 day, 36 hole stroke play event. Players will be flighted according to handicap index. This tournament welcomes both members and non-members out to Killearn for a weekend full of golf and good times. The tournament will be $175 per person and includes cart, greens fee, prizes, dinner for you and a guest on Saturday night, and breakfast on Sunday morning.

Dan Walker


2nd Annual Fishnet 5K

Aug 30, 2014 7:45am

Integration Statue @ FSU (75 N. Woodward Ave., Tallahassee, FL, 32313
Join us for another amazing race- walk, run, or skate in the Fishnet 5k on August 30th, 2014. Fishnets are optional, but you might want to dress your legs up for the Best Legs award!

Schedule-
7:45AM Registration
8:30AM Free 1 Mile Fun Run (for kids)
9:00AM Race Begins
10:00AM Award Ceremony

Prices-
$12 Pre-Registration
$10 with Student ID
$15 Day of Race

Get a free t-shirt and swag bag with pre-registration.

Sign up form:
https://payableform.appspot.com/forms/5jsj2

Interested in being a sponsor? Email shmucker1@gmail.com.

http://tallahasseerollergirls.com/
http://facebook.com/tallyrg

Courtney Nester, nestercourtney@gmail.com


Teal Magnolias Ladies Only Golf Tournament

Sep 22, 2014 8am

Killearn Country Club, Tallahassee
Lady golfters, grab your clubs and come on out to the 7th annual Teal Magnolias Golf Tournament on September 22nd at the Killearn Country Club. This year's tournament will again feature a continental breakfast, snacks on the course, and an awards ceremony with luncheon. Kraft Nissan is donating a 2015 Nissan 370Z for the lucky golfer who scores a hole-in-one! Last September, 94 lady golfers and 22 gentlemen caddies participated in this event to commemorate Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. This event is hosted by local ovarian cancer survivors who are members of the Big Bend Chapter of the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition. Funds raised from the tournament will be used to promote education and awareness about ovarian cancer in the Big Bend area. To make a donation, sponsor a team, or register on-line for the tournament, visit nocc.kintera.org/bigbendfl or call (850) 443-8251. Come join us for a great day of golf, delicious food, and lots of fun!

Mittie Moffett (850) 443-8251
bigbendfl@ovarian.org



First Commerce and Florida State College of Business present Power Forward with Steve Wozniak

Nov 5, 2014 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Donald L. Tucker Civic Center
First Commerce Credit Union and the Florida State University College of Business present the second annual Power Forward Speaker Series to kick off Entrepreneurship Month activities. The event will be moderated by Andy Serwer, former longtime managing editor of FORTUNE Magazine. Wozniak’s inspiring talk will be followed by a networking opportunity.
Tickets are $45 in advance for general admission and $65 for priority seating. Limited seating is available, so purchase your tickets at www.Ticketmaster.com or any Ticketmaster Box Office.
Half of the net proceeds will go to Florida State’s College of Business to fund entrepreneurial programs, with the other half going toward bringing in the next Power Forward speaker.
For more information about the Power Forward with Steve Wozniak event, visit www.FirstCommerceCU.org .


Kim Howes
850.410.3544



Rally for Israel

Aug 29, 2014 2-5 pm

Old Capitol Lawn, Tallahassee
Show your support for Israel! Bring chairs, drinks, Israeli flags, signs/banners. Wear blue & white. Parking Map: http://www.flhistoriccapitol.gov/Parking_Map.pdf
Order Israeli Flags at: http://www.miniatureflagshop.com/israel.html

850-692-9288


4th Annual Run Wild 5K

Oct 11, 2014 8:00 AM

Cascades Park
A race to save Florida's fish, wildlife and natural resources. All proceeds go towards Wildlife Alert, a non-profit created to encourage citizens to report violations and get involved in conserving and protecting Florida.

Kelly Daire, 850-617-9560


March for Babies

Apr 25, 2015 9:00 AM

Tom Brown Park
When you walk in March for Babies, you give hope to nearly half a million babies born too soon each year. The money you raise supports programs in your community that help moms have healthy, full-term pregnancies. And it funds research to find answers to the problems that threaten our babies. We’ve been walking since 1970 and have raised an incredible $2.3 billion to benefit all babies.

Lanisha Wetherington
(850)727-9461



Rock By The Tee Charity Golf Tournament

Sep 27, 2014 9 AM

151 Laughing Gull Ln, Carrabelle, FL 32322

Rock by the Sea hosts a charity golf tournament the weekend of the Rock by the Sea Music event on St. George Island. It is a 9:00AM start on September 27th at Carrabelle’s St. James Bay golf course. The entry fee, 125-dollars, includes everything you will need for the day: cart, greens fee, lunch and a free amenities bag. Plus, players can also win 10-thousand dollars in the hole-in-one contest. Proceeds from the tournament and festival benefit the Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children, Cops for Kids of Tallahassee and Camp Sunshine. Sponsorships and registration are available at rockbythesea.org or by calling 850-927-2883. Check for more Rock by the Sea news on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. It’s Rock by the Sea’s charity golf tournament on September 27th and Rock by the Sea’s Music event, September 25th through September 27th , at Harry A’s on St. George Island.


David Allen, Rock By The Tee Tournament Director
850-927-2883



A Village of Faith, Friends and Family

Aug 24, 2014 3:00 p.m.

Riley Elementary School Cafeteria, 1400 Indiana Street, Tallahassee, FL
Annual Friends and Family program

Dr. Helen Scott
(850) 509-0545
avof09@aol.com



2Steel Girls

Oct 3, 2014 6-9pm

Downtown Thomasville, GA
Join the Main Street Office in downtown Thomasville on the First Friday of every month! LIVE outdoor music concerts, extended downtown shopping and dining hours, and fun for the whole family! October will feature 2Steel Girls (as seen on NBC's hit TV show "The Voice"!). This FREE concert is open to the public, so bring your lawn chairs and blankets and get ready for some fun! Downtown Thomasville. http://2steelgirls.com/

Main Street Office, 229-227-7020, visit@thomasville.org


New 76ers

Nov 7, 2014 6-9pm

Downtown Thomasville, GA
: Join the Main Street Office in downtown Thomasville on the First Friday of every month! LIVE outdoor music concerts, extended downtown shopping and dining hours, and fun for the whole family! November will feature the popular musical stylings of the New 76ers. This FREE concert is open to the public, so bring your lawn chairs and blankets and get ready for some fun! http://www.acoustichappiness.com/

Main Street Office, 229-227-7020, visit@thomasville.org


From Emotional Eating to Mindful Eating - Diabetes Support Group

Sep 30, 2014 6 p.m.

Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare Diabetes and Bariatric Center -- 1981 Capital Circle NE

Emotions can be internal cues to eat inappropriately. Many people learn to use food to make themselves feel less frustrated, bored, anxious, or depressed. There are times that food may also be used when a person feels happy and wants to celebrate. Whether the emotion is negative or positive, using food when you are not hungry is considered emotional eating. We will be discussing the difference between emotional and physical hunger, how to manage cues/triggers, stress management skill, and tips on how to eat mindfully.

RSVPs are not needed.


No contact needed


Plantation Wildlife Arts Festival

Nov 21, 2014 - Nov 23, 2014 various times

Thomasville Center for the Arts, 600 East Washington Street, Thomasville, GA 31792
One of America’s premier wildlife and sporting arts festivals with more than 70 of the nation’s best wildlife and sporting life artists displaying their work for show and sale at the Thomasville Center for the Arts. Enjoy a full weekend of festival activities for all ages with fascinating lectures, demonstrations and special events! This year's festival guest speakers include: Ted Turner, Beau Turner, Bernard Lefty Kreh, and James Prosek. Festival Hours are Saturday 10 AM - 5 PM and Sunday 11 AM - 5 PM. Visit www.pwaf.org for more information. Proceeds from the Festival benefit the Thomasville Center for the Arts.

Brandy Kirkham, 229-226-0588, bkirkham@thomasvillearts.org


Victorian Christmas

Dec 11, 2014 - Dec 12, 2014 6-9pm

Downtown Thomasville, GA
Historic Downtown Thomasville, an award winning “Great American Main Street City,” invites you to come and make a memory with us this Christmas season! Take an unforgettable journey back in time to 1890’s when life was simple and true Christmas spirit reigned. Enjoy horse drawn carriages, strolling carolers, holiday shopping, dancers, musicians, museums, food and holiday delicacies, and of course, St. Nicholas!
Victorian Christmas is held on Thursday and Friday evening from 6 PM to 9 PM. Both evenings feature the same great events!

Main Street Office, 229-227-7020, visit@thomasville.org


Family Fishing Clinic

Sep 6, 2014 10 am to 2 pm

St George Island State Park
The Department of Environmental Protection’s Dr. Julian G. Bruce St. George Island State Park will host a family fishing clinic on Saturday, September 6, 2014. This four hour family friendly fishing clinic is designed to educate participants about responsible, ethical salt water fishing in Florida. A variety of skill stations and lecture topics are offered and include knot tying, cast netting, and inshore fishing technics. The day ends with an opportunity for all of the participants to put their newly learned skills to work as they fish from shore. Those who will be fishing will need a Florida Saltwater Fishing license, except for children under 16 years of age. This will be a great day to bring the family to the park for a rewarding experience. Entrance fees will be waived for participants
Participants should bring drinking water, lunch, sunscreen, bug spray, fishing pole, tackle, and appropriate clothing. There are limited amounts of loaner fishing poles and tackle available upon request. The clinic is capped at 30 people. Please contact the park to sign up.

For more information, visit http://www.floridastateparks.org/stgeorgeisland/default.cfm.

The event will take place:
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Saturday, September 6, 2014
St. George Island State Park
1900 East Gulf Beach Drive
St. George Island, Florida
(850) 927-2111


Tiffan Vickery
St. George Island State Park
1900 East Gulf Beach Drive
St. George Island, Florida
(850) 927-2111



Women of Valor and Value International Conference 2014

Sep 13, 2014 Door open 2:00 PM

9221 Civic Center Place, Port Saint Luci Florida 34952
Women of Valor and Value International Conference 2014 coming to Port Saint Lucie Civic Center 9221 S.E. Civic Center Place, Port Saint Lucie, 34952

September 13, 2014 save the date

Doors are open at 2

Prophetic speakers Ana Mendez, Ferrell from Voice of The Light Ministries and Beatrice Nichols,

Prophetic Psalmist: Micah Stampley and Kathleen Carnali, Registration is required for information contact

Vanessa Rinehart 772-398-6949 or

email: womenofvalorandvalue@aol.com

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bmJQlu7V4n4


Vanessa Rinehart
772-398-6949



Macy's Shop For a Cause

Aug 23, 2014 10:00 am to 9:30 pm.

Tallahassee, Fl
You are invited to Macy’s Shop For A Cause fundraiser on Saturday, August 23, 2014 at Macy’s at the Governors Square Mall. This unique, one-day-only shopping event was created by Macy’s to support local non-profit organizations. Since 2006, Macy’s Shop for a Cause has enabled charitable organizations to raise over $42 million. By purchasing a shopping pass for $5.00 to the event, customers support their favorite cause while enjoying a day of spectacular discounts, entertainment, special events and a chance to win a $500 shopping spree. This exclusive shopping pass includes 25% or 10% off regular, sale and clearance purchases all day. If your organization would like to participate in Shop For A Cause, please log onto www.macys.com/shopforacause to apply and select Macy’s Tallahassee, Store number 837.

Crystal Fields
850-325-2800



Midway Day Celebration (Unity in the Community)

Midway, FL
Unity in the Community, is an annual event the City of Midway celebrate becoming a city. This event will provide health and historical education to the entire family. Various health vendors will be in attendance. Live music from local artists and a local band will be part of the entertainment! FREE FOOD!

Charlie Fields 850-322-4517


Teal Magnolias Ladies Only Golf Tournament

Sep 22, 2014 8:30am

Killearn Country Club Tallahassee, FL
7th annual tournament for lady golfers and gentlemen caddies. Proceeds to benefit education and awareness about ovarian cancer.

Mittie Moffett 850-443-8251
bigbendfl@ovarian.org



4th Annual Greg McCray Memorial Golf Tournament

Sep 22, 2014 9:00 AM

Capital City Country Club
Join us as we swing into Great Futures at the 4th Annual Greg McCray Memorial Golf Tournament! Our newest team member, Executive Director Lee Wagner, will join our golfers on the course for a full 18-hole tournament. Golfers will have the opportunity to purchase mulligans, which will double as raffle tickets for our Putting Challenge: One golfer will have one shot to make a put from 60 feet for a chance to win $5,000! Golfers will also have the opportunity to win a hotel stay in Las Vegas through the Dixon Golf Challenge! Prizes will be awarded to individuals for longest drive, closest to the pin, and of course a HOLE-IN-ONE! Team prizes will be awarded to the net winners, the gross winners, and the high score winners. For more information, visit www.bgcbb.org/2014golf.

Jaimee Spector, (850) 656-8100, jspector@bgcbb.org


Secret Keeper Girl Crazy Hair Tour

Aug 30, 2014 6:30pm

Thomasville Road Baptist Church 3131 Thomasville Rd, Tallahassee, FL 32308
Thomasville Road Baptist Church and 88.1 WAY-FM present the Secret Keeper Girl Crazy Hair Tour! This live stage show designed for moms and their tween (8-12) daughters is the ultimate girl's night out! Through fun game shows, fashion shows, and music we'll learn what really makes true beauty, modesty, and vibrant purity really look like! It's a night you'll never forget as mom and daughter both leave changed and closer than ever before. Tickets on sale at www.thomasvilleroad.org

Dayle Isted (850) 386-4288


Sanctioned Glock Indoor League Match

Sep 13, 2014 2:00 PM - 5:00PM

Tallahassee Indoor Shooting Range, 499 Capital Circle SW, 39304
Pistol competition , shoot 50 rounds, win prizes/some by skill, some by drawing See www.Gssf.com.online

Tall Indoor Shooting Range, 727-4867
10-6:30 M-Sat, 1-5:30 Sun



RACE 4 Readiness

Oct 18, 2014 7-10am

Tallahassee
The Early Learning Coalition of the Big Bend Region presents the 1st annual RACE 4 Readiness. Grab your shoes and come Run, Walk or Stroll with us as we RACE 4 Readiness. This 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run will help support early learning initiatives in the Big Bend Region. This event will also offer fun activities for the whole family. The course is a newly certified course in Tallahassee - so grab your friends and join us in this race!

No pets, please.


Early Learning Coalition
850.552.7311



LBH Color Walk

Oct 18, 2014 12PM-4PM

Florida State University School
Calvin Dennis, CEO
Every Heart Has A Story, LLC
4377 Cool Emerald Dr.
Tallahassee, FL. 32303

Florida State University School
3000 School House Rd.
Tallahassee, FL 32311


LBH Color Walk
For A CAUSE
at FSUS in Southwood!

“Every Heart has a story...Every story has the potential to inspire.” LBH plans to give the community of Tallahassee a mega platform to share their story with masses. In the past, LiveBlackHeart has created and participated in events that were focused on bringing awareness to causes such as pancreatic cancer and breast cancer. However, CEO, Calvin Dennis aspires to shed light on all organizations that help those who need it most by involving the entire community of Tallahassee.
Walk For A Cause will encompass all social awareness organizations that involve the medical community. All families and faculty members of FSUS and the Southwood community are encouraged to participate as well as local chapters of IFC, Pan-Hellenic, and NPHC greek-lettered organizations. The aforementioned organizations all have community awareness associations that could be represented at the walk. Each social awareness group usually has a color associated with their brand; breast cancer is pink, AIDS is red, etc. To participate in the walk, event ambassadors will have the option of purchasing a t-shirt, sweatshirt, or hoodie with the color that represents their cause. Participants who purchase a t-shirt will donate $5 to the organization of their choice, $7 for participants who purchase sweatshirts, and $10 dollars for participants who purchase hoodies.
Local businesses and national awareness campaigns will be targeted for sponsorship arrangements. Sponsors will be represented in all print related advertisements, a memorabilia booklet, promotional paraphernalia to be distributed at the walk, and their company’s banner will hang along the fence located inside of the track. All local news media networks will be invited to witness a community come together to raise awareness in the most fashionable way!

Calvin Dennis 305-741-3653


Guardian ad Litem Volunteer Training

Sep 8, 2014 6-8 pm

Sep 10, 2014 6-8 pm

Sep 11, 2014 6-8 pm

Sep 15, 2014 6-8 pm

Sep 17, 2014 6-8 pm

Sep 18, 2014 6-8 pm

Thomasville Road Courthouse Annex 1920 Thomasville Road
Guardians ad Litem are citizens who volunteer to represent children before the court, social service agencies, and the community. Volunteers are trained and supervised by program staff, including attorneys. On average, Guardians ad Litem devote approximately 8-10 hours a month and create relationships that can make a huge impact on children’s lives. To become a guardian ad litem, you must be at least twenty-one years old and pass a criminal background. Young adults nineteen or twenty years old may become certified and are allowed to work under the guidance of and in partnership with a guardian ad litem twenty-one or above. You must complete a total of 30-hours of pre-service training program to be certified, which includes independent study, classroom training, and field work.


Sara Blumenthal 606-1213


Ronald McDonald House 16th Annual Stone Crab Fest

Oct 25, 2014 6:30pm to 10:00pm

Eagle Hill at WC Dover Farm, Havana, FL
This will be a spectacular evening of all-you-can-eat stone crab claws, cocktails, dinner, and dancing. There will also be a silent auction and live entertainment. Most importantly, this event will help raise the much-needed funds to operate "The House that Love Built..." The mission of the Ronald McDonald House is to provide "comfort and care" for children in medical crisis and their families at our home-away-from-home.

Kathy Anderson
(850) 222-0056
kanderson@rmhctallahassee.org



2nd Annual Smoke Out Tallahassee

Nov 15, 2014 November 15, 2014

Augustus B. Turnbull Florida State Conference Center, 555 West Pensacola Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32306
The 3rd Thursday of November is recognized as the Great American Smoke Out day. On November 15, 2014,
North Florida Women’s Care will partner with the Big Bend AHEC to host the 2nd Annual Smoke Out
Tallahassee event. The event will feature vendors providing information regarding smoking cessation. There will also be food demostrations, educational lectures, health screenings and much more.

Takila Brooks
850-205-0369



Halloween Howl

Oct 24, 2014 - Oct 25, 2014 6pm-10pm

Tallahassee Museum
Halloween Howl will be the weekend of October 24 & 25 from 6 – 10 p.m. nightly. Prepare for a night filled with trick-or-treating, ghoulish games, both the haunted and no-so-spooky trails, carnival games, costume contest, prizes, and more!

Amber Smalley, (850) 575-8684


Spare-A-Life Bowling Event

Aug 24, 2014 4:45 pm-7:00 pm

820 Capital Circle NE, Tallahassee, Florida
Join us for the 3rd annual fundraiser for the Animal Shelter Foundation. The cost for the event is $25 per individual or $100 for an entire lane (5 bowlers per-lane). Full lane reservation includes two hours of bowling, shoe rental, one large pizza and one large pitcher of soda. Lights go out for Cosmic Bowling during the last hour! We’ll also have a 50/50 raffle and a silent auction, so be sure to bring your donations!
About Animal Shelter Foundation
ASF works hand-in-hand with the Shelter to provide veterinary care beyond the Shelter’s resources or abilities to rescue animals in need, to aggressively promote spay and neuter, and to encourage responsible pet ownership.
Each year the Animal Shelter takes in almost 9,000 animals that are homeless, but due to the overabundance of animals and lack of open households, some of these animals will never see a home. One-hundred percent of the funds raised at this event will go directly to ASF.
To register go to http://animalshelterfoundation.org/event/spare-life-bowling-event/


Michael Davino, 321-412-4588


The Follow II with Building 429, John Crist and OBB

Sep 7, 2014 6pm to 9pm

Bainbridge College Student Wellness Center, 2500 East Shotwell Street Bainbridge, GA 39818
Join us for a HUGE evening of Christian entertainment! Comedian John Crist will get us underway with lots of laugh out loud material. Next the Oswald Brothers Band (OBB) part of the worship team at Atlanta's Passion City Church will perform. Then we will conclude our evening of worship with the Grammy nominated group Building 429.

Tickets available online, follow the link to ticket leap at: GCACOUGARS.ORG

Tickets: $25.00 to $75.00
Discounts available for youth groups, groups of 15 or more and active and retired military- call 229-243-8851 for discounts

Grace Christian Academy
229-243-8851



Tallahassee Wolves Tryouts

Aug 23, 2014 11:00 am

1425 Village Square Blvd # 2, Tallahassee, FL 32312
Tryouts for a semi pro football team playing in the spring.

850-312-8459


Tally Fiesta 2014

Sep 13, 2014 1pm-10pm

Kleman Plaza
Tally Fiesta will be the largest downtown celebration of all Hispanic/Latino cultures promoting cultural diversity, awareness, education, community and leadership.
Those who attend will enjoy authentic food, live entertainment, and cultural activities that include dancing (salsa, merengue, bachata), family-fun games, arts and crafts.

Mia Rosario


Night for Hope - Valdosta

Nov 8, 2014 6:00pm

VSU Student Union Ballroom, Valdosta GA
Our inaugural Lowndes Co. fundraising gala and auction. Sponsorships available!

Melissa Goodin
Cancer Coalition of South Georgia
229-312-1700



Back to School Fund Raiser Concert

Aug 24, 2014 4:00 pm

Fellowship & Deliverance Cogic- 500 West Washington Street Thomasville, Georgia 31792
Gospel Concert and Fund raiser for under privileged kids & families...Free, Free, Free, to the public! That's right it's totally Free... I'm bringing some friends along too! From Tallahassee,fl... Cornell Montaze Morgan & Restoration! The Mcgriff sisters, from Quincy, Florida Pastor Derek Thomas & Fresh Oil Ministries, from Clarksdale, Mississippi the group Prophecy...! Greenville, Mississippi's own Michael Dennis and yours truly along with many others. Don' you miss this Date. Portions of all proceeds Go to Fund the Boys & Girls Club of the Big Bend Area!

Tony Vicks @ (850) 284-8258 address: 2323 Trimble Road Tallahassee, Florida 32303


LOW COST SPAY/NEUTER VOUCHERS FOR GADSDEN CO RESIDENTS

Jul 16, 2014 - Dec 31, 2014 ON GOING

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


Three Part Board Series: Developing and Catalyzing Your Board

Nov 12, 2014 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

TCC Capitol Center; 300 West Pensacola Street
November 12, 2014 which is 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
$280 Nonmembers | $145 members (must log-in!)
(That's almost a 15% savings for registering for the whole series!)

In this three-part series learn how to turn your board's passion into action! It is the workshop series that every Executive Director and board member will wants in order to build a vibrant leadership circle.

Module one covers necessary elements to a healthy and dynamic board. Learning objectives for this module include
•Board orientation
•By-Laws
•How to secure new board members
•Job descriptions vs. expectation statements
•Roles and responsibilities of the board
•Strategic Planning
Module two explores the various financial responsibilities of boards. Do your board members know how to effectively read your organizations financial statements? It is a critical part of being an effective board member.. This workshop will teach you:
•Understand compliance with IRS regulations
•What to look for in your organizations 990, audit, and financial statements
•Warning signs for financial trouble in nonprofit organizations
•How the public views nonprofit financial information.
Module 3 is an edge-of-your-seat morning and TA session with national fundraising guru Gail Perry. Gail Perry, MBA, CFRE, is an international fundraising consultant, trend-spotter, speaker, trainer and thought-leader. She has worked with literally thousands of board members, nonprofit leaders and fundraising staff to boost them with the fundraising skills and inspiration to change the world. Her book, Fired-Up Fundraising: Turn Board Passion into Action (Wiley/AFP) has been called the “gold standard guide to building successful fundraising boards.”
This experiential, active workshop will cover tools every board member needs - personal testimonials, the elevator speech, and most importantly - how to be a great board member. You’ll learn practical ways to tap your fundraising potential and activate your enthusiasm for all aspects of fundraising - finding friends, donors and spreading the good word about your organization’s vision for a better community.

During this action-packed day you’ll learn:

•How to create trust and collegiality on your board.
•12 ways to liven up a board meeting.
•How to take the fundraising conversation to a deeper, more inspirational level.
•Tools board members can use to open any door in town.
•Tips to get over your fear of fundraising.
•How board members fit in all parts of the fundraising cycle.
•Ways to overcome the “all talk and no action” syndrome.


In your morning (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM!) with Gail, you will get a real-world education on how to fire-up your board and motivate your board members to take action in fundraising. As a value-add only available to Institute for Nonprofit members and series-participants, Gail will provide hands-on technical assistance and ​small group consultations. This is a can't miss RARE opportunity to get FREE consulting from a fundraising legend.


Sarah Young 850-201-9608


Big Bend Leaders of Volunteer Engagement Quarterly Brown Bag Luncheon

Sep 2, 2014 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

TCC Capitol Center; 300 west Pensacola Street
Big Bend Leaders of Volunteer Engagement (L.O.V.E.) is an association of volunteer resource professionals who work together in sharing best practices. L.O.V.E. meets the second Tuesday of every quarter at 12 PM for a brown bag lunch series. The location of meetings rotates between different nonprofits so that volunteer resource professionals get the opportunity to see multiple organizations. For more information please email BigBendLOVE@gmail.com


Big Bend LOVE Committee 850-201-9608


Three Part Board Series: Developing and Catalyzing Your Board

Sep 17, 2014 From 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM

Oct 15, 2014 From 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM

TCC Capitol Center; 300 West Pensacola Street
September 17, 2014 | October 15, 2014 |

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

$280 Nonmembers | $145 members (must log-in!)
(That's almost a 15% savings for registering for the whole series!)

In this three-part series learn how to turn your board's passion into action! It is the workshop series that every Executive Director and board member will wants in order to build a vibrant leadership circle.

Module one covers necessary elements to a healthy and dynamic board. Learning objectives for this module include
•Board orientation
•By-Laws
•How to secure new board members
•Job descriptions vs. expectation statements
•Roles and responsibilities of the board
•Strategic Planning
Module two explores the various financial responsibilities of boards. Do your board members know how to effectively read your organizations financial statements? It is a critical part of being an effective board member.. This workshop will teach you:
•Understand compliance with IRS regulations
•What to look for in your organizations 990, audit, and financial statements
•Warning signs for financial trouble in nonprofit organizations
•How the public views nonprofit financial information.
Module 3 is an edge-of-your-seat morning and TA session with national fundraising guru Gail Perry. Gail Perry, MBA, CFRE, is an international fundraising consultant, trend-spotter, speaker, trainer and thought-leader. She has worked with literally thousands of board members, nonprofit leaders and fundraising staff to boost them with the fundraising skills and inspiration to change the world. Her book, Fired-Up Fundraising: Turn Board Passion into Action (Wiley/AFP) has been called the “gold standard guide to building successful fundraising boards.”

In your morning (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM!) with Gail, you will get a real-world education on how to fire-up your board and motivate your board members to take action in fundraising. As a value-add only available to Institute for Nonprofit members and series-participants, Gail will provide hands-on technical assistance and ​small group consultations. This is a can't miss RARE opportunity to get FREE consulting from a fundraising legend.


Sarah Young 850-201-9608


So Unique Enrichment For Girls Mattress Fundraiser

Sep 27, 2014 - Sep 28, 2014 Sat, Sept 27 10am - 5pm and Sun, Sept 28 1pm - 4pm.

200 John Knox Road
Offering Brand NEW, Brand Name Mattress Sets at 30-50% below retail pricing. Raising funds for mentoring programs for girls ages 7 - 17 years of age.

Sandi Varn
850-556-2020



LOW COST SPAY/NEUTER VOUCHERS

Jul 8, 2014 - Oct 8, 2014 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


2014 Belt Buckle Ball

Nov 7, 2014 6:30 pm

The Farm, 4300 N. Meridian Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32312
Join Tallahassee and Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals on Friday, November 7, 2014 at the 5th annual Belt Buckle Ball for a fun evening of food, entertainment, mechanical bull riding, funny-money poker and a "Best Buckle" contest! Proceeds help make miracles happen at UF Health Shands Children's Hospital, Tallahassee's Children's Miracle Network hospital, for children in need of specialized pediatric care.

VIP sponsors are invited to attend a pre-event Shands Ambassador Family Meet and Greet from 5:30-6:30 p.m. They will have the opportunity to visit with Tallahassee area children and their families who have benefited from medical care at UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital thanks to generous support from events such as the Belt Buckle Ball.

Event festivities will kick off at 6:30 PM beginning with cocktails, dinner, and Houston Deese Band will entertain throughout the evening.

At-a-glance:

What: Belt Buckle Ball
When: Friday, Nov. 7, 2014
Sponsor and Shands Ambassador Meet and Greet: 5:30-6:30 PM
Cocktails: 6:30 PM
Dinner Tables Open: 7:00 PM
Benefitting: Children's Miracle Network at UF Health Shands Children's Hospital
Where: The Farm- 4300 N Meridian Rd Tallahassee, FL


Stephanie Nicholas, 850-386-6417


Ladies Night - Moulin Rouge Style

Oct 16, 2014 7-10 p.m. (EDT)

Mint Lounge, 215 W College Ave, Tallahassee
Ladies Night, presented by Dress for Success Tallahassee, is a themed evening event featuring gourmet food stations, champagne and signature cocktails, live entertainment, dancing, and a diamond raffle.

Carolyne Jones, (850) 656-0181


History at High Noon

Aug 26, 2014 Noon- 12:45 P.M.

Museum of Florida History 500 South Bronough Street Tallahassee,FL 32301
Michael Moore and Peter Cowdrey discuss navigational tools in a lecture titled, “Wayfinding at Sea: Then and Now.”

(Museum of Florida History, 850.245.6400)


Opening reception for the 33rd Annual Capital City Quilt Show

Sep 11, 2014 5:30-7:30 P.M.

Museum of Florida History 500 South Bronough Street Tallahassee,FL 32301
Join the Museum of Florida History and Quilters Unlimited of Tallahassee as we open the 33rd Annual Capital City Quilt Show. Hors d'oeuvres are provided by the Quilters Guild. Parking and admission are free.

(Museum of Florida History,850.245.6400)


The 33rd Annual Capital City Quilt Show

Sep 12, 2014 - Oct 19, 2014 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)


Swing Dancin’ in the Street

Sep 27, 2014 6:30-9 P.M.

Knott House Museum 301 East Park Ave Tallahassee, FL 32301
Join the Knott House for this annual 1940s-style block party. Hundreds of people of all skills and ages dance to live Swing music. Free lessons start at 6:30 p.m. and the Tallahassee Swing Band plays at 7:00 p.m. The event is free and is sponsored by the Friends of the Museums of Florida History.



(Bea Cotellis, 850.922.2549)


Do Knott Hyde: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Oct 24, 2014 6:30-8:30 P.M.

Knott House Museum 301 East Park Ave Tallahassee, FL 32301
The Knott House and the Tallahassee Film Society invite you to get into the Halloween spirit with this showing of Robert Louis Stevenson’s celebrated story about the duality of man. Film reviewer and internet critic Eric “ERod” Rodriguez talks briefly about this classic horror film before the presentation. The $3 admission includes a free bag of popcorn. Pizza and drinks are for sale.

(Bea Cotellis,850.922.2459)


Literary Locals and Their Homes

Nov 15, 2014 Noon- 4:30 P.M.

Knott House Museum 301 East Park Ave Tallahassee, FL 32301
The Knott House Museum and Litchgate Cottage on High Road collaborate on a literary program that highlights two local writers, their historic homes, and their writing and theatrical skills. The program begins at the Knott House with a presentation about Luella Knott’s amusing poems. After traveling on their own to Litchgate, participants engage in theatrical activities based on Laura Jepson’s interest in fantasy tales. The program is free of charge.

(Bea Cotellis, 850.922.2549)


Holiday Open House

Dec 6, 2014 6-9 P.M.

Museum of Florida History 500 South Bronough Street Tallahassee,FL 32301
Enjoy beautiful Christmas decorations, hot cider, and Christmas cookies. Festive holiday music is presented by Frets and Strings, the Leon High School classical guitar group. Free admission; donations accepted.

(Museum of Florida History, 850.245.6400)


Taste of the Beach

Sep 19, 2014 - Sep 21, 2014 September 19-September 21

Pensacola, FL
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.

Nicole Stacey
info@tasteofpensacolabeach.com



Taste of the Beach Meet and Greet Featuring Carla Hall

Sep 19, 2014 5:30

Pensacola, FL
This once in a lifetime paid event allows you to be up close and personal with Taste of the Beach's celebrity guest Carla Hall. You will be able to ask her questions during the question and answer time and speak with her one on one. For more information, visit www.tasteofpensacolabeach.com.

Nicole Stacey
info@tasteofpensacolabeach.com



Tallahassee Wilderness50 Film Festival

Aug 29, 2014 7pm

Unitarian Universalist Church, 2810 N Meridian Road, Tallahassee, FL
The National Forests in Florida will be hosting a film festival about wilderness and the Wilderness Act in Tallahassee, Fla. Wilderness and Recreation Planner Haven Cook will be introducing the films and leading a discussion about the values and benefits of wilderness areas. The following films will be shown:

- Forever Wild (35 minutes) narrated by Robert Redford
- Green Fire (56 min) based on the life of Aldo Leopold
- American Values, American Wilderness (24 minutes)

This event is free.

(850) 523-8590
sblake@fs.fed.us




The 3rd Annual Dandi Awards

Sep 5, 2014 6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Tallahassee
SAVE THE NEW DATE! Help us celebrate and appreciate small businesses that give back to OUR community at the 3rd Annual Dandi Awards. With much thought the Dandi Awards’ date has been changed to Friday, September 5th, 2014. The event will still be held from 6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. in the Duesenberg Banquet Hall of the Tallahassee Antique Automobile Museum, 6800 Mahan Drive.

What does this date change mean for you? Following along with this year’s theme of “Putting Together the Puzzle Pieces,” the date change offers more time for the community to assemble the pieces of this event: more time for you to nominate your favorite local businesses who give back to your community, more time for you to buy tickets and reserve your seats, and more time for us to provide you with access to helpful collaborators, wonderful sponsors, powerful speakers, and exciting entertainment.

This change was made to give our guests and nominees the best possible experience. Please join us this September in celebrating our finalists and winners with a networking reception, heavy hors d'oeuvres, signature cocktails, unique live entertainment and a few new surprises! Nominations are open and tickets are available now at TheDandis.com! Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity!


Deanna A. Mims
850.425.5240
dmims@marketdone.com



3rd Annual Capital City Bikefest

Sep 27, 2014 10am - 4pm

Tallahassee Regional Airport (General Aviation), 3256 Capital Circle SW, Tallahassee, FL, 32310
Celebrating all things motorcycle and supporting Ability 1st - the Big Bend area’s only motorcycle rally. Featuring a motorcycle dealer poker run, specialist vendors, music, food, bike show, mechanic’s challenge, swap meet, silent auction, motorcycle training information and much more.

Don Lanham


Champions of Hope - Big Bend Homeless Coalition

Sep 25, 2014 6:30pm-8:30pm

Goodwood Carriage House, Tallahassee, FL
Champions of Hope is a celebration and recognition of neighbors who have worked their way out of homelessness, and the community members who have supported them. This inspirational and fun evening features videos of our awardees, heavy hors d'oeuvres, beverages, and music. Come join us and celebrate those who have turned their lives around! Champions of Hope is a fundraiser for the Big Bend Homeless Coalition, which is working to end homelessness in the Big Bend.

Susan Pourciau 850-205-6005


‘On Golden Pond’ Play in Cairo

Mar 28, 2014 - Mar 30, 2014 March 28th & 29th at 7:30 p.m. March 30th at 2:30 p.m.

Zebulon Theatre 207 N Broad St Cairo, GA 39828
The Syrup City Players will open their 2014 Season with Ernest Thompson’s ‘On Golden Pond’, directed by Jeff Lovett, on Friday-Sunday, March 28-30th at the Zebulon Theater in Downtown Cairo. This is one of the funniest and most heartwarming plays to ever take the stage. The play was also made into a very popular movie in 1981 which won Academy Awards for Henry Fonda and Katherine Fonda. ‘On Golden Pond’ begins with the arrival of an old, long-married couple to their lakeside cottage where they have summered for 44 years. They are estranged from their only daughter, Chelsea, who comes to the cottage to celebrate her father’s 80th birthday. Chelsea announces that she and her new boyfriend are taking a trip to Europe and ask the old couple to watch the man’s teenaged son why they are gone. Ethel and Norman agree and the experience teaches the old man how to trust and communicate with his daughter. ‘On Golden Pond’ will be presented on Friday, March 28th and Saturday, March 29th at 7:30pm and on Sunday, March 30th at 2:30pm. Advanced tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for Seniors/Students and are on sale at Miss Myrts and Center Drugs in Cairo. All tickets at the door will be $12.

Jeff Lovett
229-221-1030



Friends of the Library Mystery Night

Oct 11, 2014 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Moultrie-Colquitt County Library 204 5th Street SE Moultrie, GA 31768
Join the fun as local celebrities perform an entertaining mystery skit. Audience members will try to solve the mystery of who killed Sir Arthur Conan Hoyle in order to win the grand prize. Proceeds from the event will help support the programs of the Moultrie-Colquitt County Library.

Melody S. Jenkins 229-985-6540 msj@mccls.org


Middle School Summit

Mar 8, 2014 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Perry-Paige Auditorium, Florida A&M University
The Summit, which is open to middle schools in Leon and surrounding counties, and will focus on teaching students effective leadership skills, character building skills, and S.T.E.M. core area skills. There will be 5 sessions. Each student will choose two workshop sessions and all will attend a panel discussion, “Bullying….Not Me!” with student, professionals, and law enforcement panelists. A parent workshop will also be available. The day will end with a closing session including a S.T.E.M. presentation and awarding of certificates, and a box lunch.



Parents should indicate their attendance at the email EYLsummit2014@aol.com or call Jerrlyne Jackson at 212-5525. On site registration will be accepted, but pre-registration is encouraged for planning and lunch availability.

Summit is being sponsored by The Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority
along with the Leon County School District
The College of Science and Technology at FAMU



Angioscreen at CRMC

Sep 15, 2014 8:30am - 4:15pm

Capital Regional Medical Center: 2626 Capital Medical Blvd. Tallahassee, FL 32308
Angionscreen is a painless, non-invasive screening for the risk of heart disease and stroke. Screening tests include: Carotid Artery Ultrasound, Abdominal Aortic Ultrasound, EKG, Blood Flow in the Leg Arteries, Peak Blood Flow Velocity, Blood Pressure in Both Arms, Body Mass Index, Pulse.
COST: $75.00


To register please call 850-325-3627 or register online at: http://capitalregionalmedicalcenter.com/calendar/index.dot


Angioscreen at CRMC

Nov 17, 2014 8:30am - 4:15pm

Capital Regional Medical Center: 2626 Capital Medical Blvd. Tallahassee FL, 32308
Angioscreen is a painless, non-invasive screening for the risk of heart disease and stroke. Screening tests include: Carotid Artery Ultrasound, Abdominal Aortic Ultrasound, EKG, Blood Flow in the Leg Arteries, Peak Blood Flow Velocity, Blood Pressure in Both Arms, Body Mass Index, Pulse.
COST: $75.00

To register, please call 850-325-3627 or register online at: http://capitalregionalmedicalcenter.com/calendar/index.dot


ITT Technical Institute Open House

Jan 18, 2014 10AM-1PM

Feb 22, 2014 10AM-1PM

Apr 12, 2014 10AM-1PM

May 17, 2014 10AM-1PM

Jul 12, 2014 10AM-1PM

Aug 16, 2014 10AM-1PM

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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.

850-422-6300


3rd Thursday at the Museum of Florida History

Oct 17, 2013 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Museum of Florida History, 500 S. Bronough St, Tallahassee, FL
Live music begins at 5:00 p.m. and is provided by renowned Florida vocalist, Velma Frye, singing songs of Florida. Frye has played the piano since the age of ten, and her varied work includes live performances on public television, public radio, and even performing as the house band and soloist for a monthly public radio program. Author Jeff Klinkenberg will also be on hand to sign copies of his book, Pilgrim in the Land of Alligators: More Stories about Real Florida.
At 7:00 p.m., Klinkenberg presents a discussion about “The Real Florida.” Known for his engaging talks and animated storytelling, he explores Florida’s unique history and discusses what makes something truly Floridian. Klinkenberg is from St. Petersburg and is an award-winning columnist for the St. Petersburg Times.
3rd Thursday Programs offer an opportunity to visit the Museum of Florida History in the evening once a month. The program, music, and parking are free. In October, Gordo’s caters dinner for $10 for members and $15 for nonmembers.


Museum of Florida History
850 245 6400
gary.pettit@dos.myflorida.com



Word Proclamation: Bible Reading Marathon

Apr 28, 2013 - May 2, 2013 8am

Waller Park (State capitol facing FL Supreme Court)

In conjunction with the National Day of Prayer is the Bible Reading Marathon, held at Waller Park (the State Capitol facing Florida Supreme Court; the dolphin side) 24 hours a day until the Prayer Rally on the 2nd of May. Sign up to read at www.floridaprayer.org/biblereadingmarathon!


Pam Olsen
850-906-9170
fnp@floridaprayer.org



Blessing of Animals

Oct 5, 2013 10:00AM - 3:00 PM

Mission San Luis
Pet owners, animal lovers, and furry, feathered, or other friends are invited to the ninth annual Blessing of Animals. The event will feature individual pet blessings, activities for children, and animal organization exhibits.

850-245-6406


Honey Lake Plantation Resort & Spa Invites Families to Brunch with Santa and His Elves

Dec 9, 2012 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Honey Lake Plantation Resort & Spa, 1290 Honey Lake Rd., Greenville, Fl. 32331
Join Santa and his elves at Honey Lake Plantation Resort & Spa for a kid-friendly brunch, holiday hayrides, Christmas crafts, cookie decorating and the chance to take keepsake photos with Santa. Price for adults is $18.95 and $12.95 for children ages 3–10, while children under 3 are complimentary. Menu items include dishes from Mrs. Claus’ Country Kitchen like fried chicken, home-style macaroni and cheese, corn on the cob and much more. There will also be a North Pole Omelet station and a kid’s create-your-own waffle station, soup and salad bar and an array of desserts.

Reservations suggested for a full meal and can be made by calling 850.948.9911 or visiting www.honeylakeplantation.com.


IMPACT Youth Launch!

Sep 6, 2012 September 6 @ 7:30pm

Lionsgate Worship Center: 862 Blountstown Street
This exciting night will kickoff a brand new youth and college ministry! It will include live music, food, and fun for all ages! Hope to see you there!

Leah Mathis
850-933-0166



Church Anniversary

Aug 20, 2012 - Aug 26, 2012 August 20-26, 2012 starting @ 7pm nightly

505 East Walcott Street Thomasville,Ga
House of Joy will be celebrating their Church Anniversary and are asking everyone to attend.

Dr. Mearlene Duncan- 2292267730


Dog Wash and Optional Dip

Aug 11, 2012 10:00 an until 2:00 pm

Sep 8, 2012 10:00 an until 2:00 pm

Leon County Humane Society, 413 Timberlane Road, Tallahassee, FL 32312
Dog wash and optional dip, nail trimming available

Sonya White, (850) 224-9193


FSU Brain Fair 2012

May 5, 2012 Time: 1pm - 5pm

FSU Psychology Building, 1107 W. Call Street
An event for kids of all ages to learn how their brains work.
Free and open to the public.
The Neuroscience Program at Florida State University is excited to announce the kick off of our first annual Brain Fair. This year the theme for the FSU Brain Fair is ‘Thinko de Mayo’. Leading scientists from the FSU Neuroscience Program will present some of their latest research. Meanwhile, interactive demonstrations and hands-on activities will open your eyes to the wonders of the brain. This exciting range of neuroscience talks, demonstrations, and hands-on activities are planned to illustrate how the brain helps us perceive the world around us!

There will be activities appropriate for ages five to adult. Come learn how to make your own neuron, experience how your senses work and can be tricked, see real brains, and much more. More details can be found at www.neuro.fsu.edu/ngsa/brainfair/ and any questions can be directed to asmith@neuro.fsu.edu.

Day: Saturday, May 5th 2012
Time: 1pm - 5pm
Venue: FSU Department of Psychology Building, 1107 W. Call Street
Cost: Free

Parking: Free parking is available behind the Psychology building (entrance on Call St. off of Stadium Drive between the Psychology building and FSU track).

Directions: The event in located in the main atrium of the Psychology building of the FSU campus, entrance on the northside on building. The address is 1107 W. Call Street. From Tennessee St, turn onto Stadium Dr. toward the FSU campus. Take a left from Stadium Dr. onto Call St. The Psychology building will be on the right and parking is behind the building.

Adam Smith
850.645.8716



Using Mail Merge in Microsoft Word

Apr 19, 2012 Thurs/April 19

Regional Center for Continuing Education, 903 N Patterson St, Valdosta
Mail merge in Microsoft Word is not just for making labels or envelopes for bulk mailings.

Use the mail merge feature to create other documents, such as form letter to be sent to many customers or clients.

Begin with mail merge basics, then apply your new skills to producing name tags, personalized letters, roster forms, and more.

$29 early bird rate until April 15: $35 after

To register, contact Valdosta State University (VSU) Continuing Education
229.245.6484
www.valdosta.edu/conted



Tallahassee Orchid Society Monthly Meeting

Mar 8, 2012 March 8, 2012 7:00p.m. till 9:00p.m.

Leon County Extension Office, 615 Paul Russell Rd., Tallahassee, FL
Monthly meeting with an AOS slide presentation of Paphiopedilum Species and continued prep for our April 21 and 22 yearly orchid show. VISITORS WELCOME

Our website is tallyorchid.org. For information call: 850-562-0829


Free Healthcare Screenings

Feb 22, 2012 DATE: Wednesday, February 22 TIME: Free health screenings 5 – 6 p.m. Seminar begins at 6 p.m.

Capital Regional Medical Center first floor classroom (complimentary valet parking provided)
: Many women don’t believe they are at risk for heart disease and rarely consider it as a cause of their health issues. Yet, heart disease is the number one cause of death for women – and nearly 2 out of 3 women who die suddenly have no symptoms. Learn why heart disease impacts women differently than men and key risk factors to watch out for. Presented by Dr. Carey Dellock.

Tiffany Vause
(850) 325-3627



Applebees Flapjack Fundraiser Breakfast

Jan 28, 2012 Saturday, January 28, 2012 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Appleblees @ 1388 Capital Circle, Tallahassee, FL
Fundraiser Breakfast to support the Youth at Rhema Ministries International

Natalie Grice Philip
(850) 443-2588



Consecration Service Pastor Otis B Young

Dec 3, 2011 Saturday December 3, 2011 @ 12:00 noon

2532 W. Tharpe Street (Marantha Church Location)
Consecration Service
for Pastor Otis B Young

Regina McHardy
(850) 245-1934



Stephen Foster Festival of Lights

Dec 2, 2011 - Jan 1, 2012 Dec. 2nd- Jan.1st Dusk till 9pm

Stephen Foster State Park in White Springs, FL
Over 4 Million Lights and a Winter Wonderland with real SNOW!
Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park will host the Festival of Lights, displaying more than four million lights throughout the park, December 2 – 31, 2011 each evening until 9:00 p.m., closed Christmas Night, December 25.



Visitors can enjoy the holiday sights and sounds as they drive through the park to see unique holiday light displays, including the majestic oak trees adorned with thousands of lights, an antebellum Museum dressed in full holiday splendor and a gingerbread village located at the Gift Shop and Craft Square. The centerpiece of the park’s light display is the Carillon Tower, which illuminates the night sky standing more than 200 feet tall, dressed from head to toe in lights as holiday music rings from its bells. The Stephen Foster Museum will be open extended hours until 8:30 p.m. nightly. Cousin Thelma Boltin’s Gift Shop will be open everyday until 9:00 p.m. where complimentary refreshments are served and the Craft Square comes alive with a bonfire and marshmallow roast for everyone. Wolverine Concessions will also feature delicious treats including favorites such as hot chili, hand made potato chips and their world famous fried Oreos!



Live holiday music will be performed at the Stephen Foster Museum nightly from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. If any school groups, church choirs or other musical groups would like to perform, they should contact Diane Simmons at 386-397-2733 for more information.



Santa will visit the park every evening through December 24th and will make appearances throughout the entire park during the festival.



Visitors can experience the festival via horse drawn wagon and carriage rides. Two large beautiful Percheron Horses will pull a large wagon on a one mile ride around the main park drive each evening. Take a leisurely 20 minute ride through the park and sing carols while viewing the millions of lights on display!



To celebrate the park’s award-winning light display, a special kickoff event hosted in conjunction with the Town of White Springs will take place on Friday, December 2, 2011, at 5:30 p.m. The Town of White Springs’ Christmas Parade travels down Main Street and continues through the gates of the Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park. Everyone attending is invited to a free hot dog supper with cookies in the park’s Nelly Bly’s Kitchen. Regular park admission fees are waived for this Grand Opening kickoff event, but a donation of at least one new, unwrapped toy is requested per vehicle which will be used to help local families in need.



On Saturday, December 10, 2011, a children’s ornament-making workshop will be held from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at the Nature and Heritage Tourism Center. A special one-day-only sale, door prizes and holiday treats will also be available at the park’s Craft Square and Gift Shop.



Park entrance fees for this event will be $2.00 per person. The Festival of Lights is sponsored by the Stephen Foster Citizens Support Organization, the Town of White Springs and its special events committee and made possible by the generous support of numerous local individuals and businesses in the Suwannee Valley Region and has been recognized as a Top 20 Event by the Southeast Tourism Society.


Participation Requirements

Fees: Regular park admission fees are waived for this Grand Opening kickoff event, but a donation of at least one new, unwrapped toy is requested per vehicle which will be used to help local families in need. All other nights, the park entrance fee of $2.00 per person.

Contact: For more information, call 386-397-4478.

Directions:

Located on U.S. 41 in White Springs. From I-75 to S.R. 136 (Milepost Exit 439 - Old Exit 84), travel east on S.R. 136 for 3 miles. Turn left on U.S. 41. Park entrance is on the left. From I-10 to U.S. 41 North (Milepost Exit 301 - Old Exit 43), travel 9 miles to White Springs. Park entrance is on the left.



Andrea Thomas
386-397-4478