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2015 Small Business Week and Tallahassee Business MatchMaker

May 21, 2015 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Turnbull Florida State Conference Center
The Tallahassee Business MatchMaker and Small Business Awards Luncheon will consist of a series of workshops designed to enhance your overall knowledge of working as a vendor of state and local government agencies and area universities. The Small Business Awards Luncheon will honor local businesses for their outstanding accomplishments. One-on-one sessions allow small business owners and entrepreneurs to meet with purchasing representatives of more than 30 agencies and private corporations.

Event Registration: 850-599-3407, keith.bowers@famu.edu
Business MatchMaker appointments: denise.wright@dms.myflorida.com, 850-487-0915



Piano Concert with Lawrence Quinnett

May 2, 2015 7:00 pm

Covenant Church, 2221 Old Bainbridge Road, Tallahassee
Local pianist Lawrence Quinnett will play exceptional classical and sacred music in a benefit concert. Quinnett has played solo and chamber music in the US, United Kingdom, and the Caribbean. He holds the Doctor of Music (D.M.) degree from Florida State University, where he studied with Dr. Read Gainsford. Quinnett maintains a small private studio in Tallahassee and attends to the duties of a church music ministry.

The concert is free but donations will be received for Covenant Church building renovations. A reception will be held in the church fellowship hall following the concert.

Sandi Mason
(850) 385-2512, http://www.covenant-tlh.org



You Make It, You Grow It Market

May 9, 2015 10am - 3pm

Tallahassee, FL
You Make It, You Grow It Market is a group of local artists, crafters, specialty growers, and producers offering original and unique items. The market runs every 2nd & 4th Saturday thru June next to The Other Side Vintage, 607 McDonnell Drive, in Railroad Square Art Park. On Saturday May 9th, from noon-2pm we will be hosting The Boo Radley Band "On Their Way...to LA !" Fundraising Concert. This is a Free Concert and donations are accepted.

Ken Bernhard
850 870 5583
youmakeit1@gmail.com



Festival of Freedom FREE Day!

May 17, 2015 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Tallahassee Museum
Join us Sunday, May 17 11am to 5pm as we celebrate 150 Years of Freedom in Florida! Tour the Tallahassee Museum Bellevue Plantation and visit the Plantation Communities exhibit for FREE as part of the Emancipation Week festivities. You must request free admission at the ticket counter prior to entry! - See more at: http://tallahasseemuseum.org/blog/event/2659/?instance_id=956#sthash.3QZixcV4.dpuf

Benjamin Gold
850-575-8684



National Day of Prayer Evening Service

May 7, 2015 7:00 pm

2221 Old Bainbridge Road, Tallahassee, FL
Richard Albertson, president of Live the Life, will be the guest speaker at the National Day of Prayer evening service hosted by Covenant Church, Tallahassee. The theme is "Strong families build Strong Nations."

Sandi Mason
850 385-2512



Big Bend Hospice Service of Remembrance

May 7, 2015 6pm

Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL

Big Bend Hospice invites you to a Mother’s Day Remembrance Service on Thursday, May 7 at 6:00 PM in the conference room of the Elaine C. Bartelt Hospice Center, located at 1723 Mahan Center Boulevard in Tallahassee, FL. This special service will feature music, reflection and prayer, and is open to the public at no charge. Attendees are invited to bring a photo of their loved one to display during the service if they wish. Big Bend Hospice has been serving this community since 1983 with compassionate end of life care. The Big Bend Hospice grief and loss counselors are available to provide information and support to anyone in Leon, Jefferson, Taylor, Madison, Gadsden, Liberty, Franklin or Wakulla county who is grieving. If you would like additional information about the service, please contact Pam Mezzina at 850-878-5310 or pam@bigbendhospice.org.

Pam Mezzina
850-878-5310



Hearing Awareness & Technology EXPO

May 12, 2015 10:00 a.m.-noon

Tallahassee Senior Center, 1400 orth Monroe Street, Tall FL 32303
Educational presentations, No-Cost Hearing Screenings,Other Health Screenings,Telephones for the Hearing Impaired
Resources, Services and Products
~Enjoy tea and refreshments~
Enter to win a set of TV Ears ($200 value), Theatre Tallahassee tickets!


Melissa Corson
850-219-2601



Breathe Easy 5k Run/Walk For Asthma Awareness & Health Expo

May 16, 2015 7:00 - 11:00am

Valdosta State University Recreation Center, Valdosta Georgia
May is Asthma Awareness Month. The Valdosta Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta, Inc. along with the Jerome Alston Memorial will host 5K Run/ Walk & health expo with screenings and literature. Our goal for the event is to educate the community on asthma and allergy prevention measures as well as other health related information.

Dr. Elena Ponder
229-560-4590
vacbe5k@gmail.com



Some Girl(s)

Oct 2, 2015 - Oct 11, 2015 at 8pm and a matinee at 2 on Sundays.

The Lab Theatre. Tallahassee, FL 32301
The season will open with Some Girl(s) by Neil LaBute, running October 2-11 in the Lab Theatre. Directed by MFA Directing Candidate Carrie Colton, Some Girl(s) follows Guy as he travels the country looking up old girlfriends in an attempt to make amends for past heartbreak before he gets married. As his self-ambition is revealed, LaBute invites us to consider what we are willing to do not only for love, but to it in the pursuit of self-fulfillment.

tickets.fsu.edu (850)644-6500


Twelfth Night

Oct 30, 2015 - Nov 8, 2015 October 30- November 8 at 8pm and 2pm Sunday matinees

The Lab Theatre. Tallahassee, FL 32301
Next, Twelfth Night, directed by Michael Hayden, brings the immortal words of Shakespeare to life October 30-November 8 in the Lab Theatre. This light-hearted romantic comedy, complete with mistaken identities, misplaced love, and a comedic rivalry, will carry the audience, laughing and sighing, toward their happily-ever-after.

Ashley Wright tickets.fsu.edu (850)644-6500


The Garden of Rikki Tikki Tavi

Nov 19, 2015 - Nov 22, 2015 November 19-22 8pm and 2pm matinee

530 W. Call St. Tallahassee, FL 32301
As its annual Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA) production, the School of Theatre will present The Garden of Rikki Tikki Tavi, adapted from the beloved tale by Rudyard Kipling by Susan Carle. This delightful take follows a rag-tag group of animal friends in an exotic garden as they discover that they are smarter, braver, and more resourceful together and that the garden is more fun when shared with friends. The Garden of Rikki Tikki Tavi also features a “Plays on School Days” program in which special performances are presented to local elementary schools and a fundraiser for select Leon County Schools. The Garden of Rikki Tikki Tavi is running November 19-22 in the Fallon Theatre.

Ashley Wright tickets.fsu.edu (850)644-6500


Legally Blonde the Musical

Feb 12, 2016 - Feb 28, 2016 February 12-28 2016 at 8pm and 2pm Sunday Matinee

530 W. Call St. Tallahassee, FL 32301
The spring will begin with the upbeat and wildly popular Legally Blonde the Musical. Based on the novel by Amanda Brown and the hit Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer motion picture, Legally Blonde the Musical, features an upbeat book by Heather Hach, with music and lyrics by Laurence O’Keefe and Nell Benjamin that are sure to “bend and snap” their way into the hearts of many. Follow sorority sister Elle Woods as she pursues the love of her life all the way to Harvard Law School, where she must use her brains and beauty to defend famous fitness instructor Brooke Wyndham, who has been accused of murder. Legally Blonde the Musical is bringing pink, and lots of it, to the stage of the Fallon Theatre February 12-28 under the direction of Tom Ossowski.

Ashley Wright tickets.fsu.edu (850)644-6500


Hedda Gabler

Mar 25, 2016 - Apr 3, 2016 March 25- April 3, 2016 at 8pm and 2pm Sunday Matinees

The Lab Theatre. Tallahassee, FL 32301
The season will close with Henrik Ibsen’s infamous Hedda Gabler, directed by Fred Chappell. One of the world’s most famous literary heroines, aristocrat Hedda pushes the boundaries of what she can convince others to do in the name of love, and shows the world that love, in the wrong hands, can result in greatness and in catastrophe. Hedda Gabler is playing in the Lab Theatre March 25-April 3.

Ashley Wright; tickets.fsu.edu; (850)644-6500


The Fuzzy Pineapple 1st Annual Craft & Art Festival

1209 E. Paul Russell Rd., Tallahassee, FL 32301
We welcome all artists, foodies, bloggers, musicians, authors, videographers, actors, painters, photographers, sculptors, family, friends and more to join us in our 1st annual independent art and craft festival! This year, the festival will be held at 1209 Paul Russell Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32301 on September 19th & 20th between the hours of 9AM and 7PM. Festivities will feature over 100 independent artists, both local and abroad, displaying their best original wares. There will be live entertainment showcasing some of the most talented artists, dancers, filmmakers, poets, designers, musicians, singers and performers, gourmet food, games, a scavenger hunt, a fashion show, a body art show, art auctions, art contests and chances to win prizes! The first 200 people will receive a free goodie bag. This event is free to the public and pets are welcome. This festival gives artists a community outlet dedicated to their craft, focusing on quality and individuality through several forms of visual and verbal communication.

For more information please call or text The Fuzzy Pineapple Team at 850-273-3258 or visit us online at http://www.thefuzzypineapple.com/

Enjoy and share the fun using #TFPfest on your favorite social media sites!

Come out and show your support by shopping small and encouraging the artists to continue their work!

The Fuzzy Pineapple
812 S. Macomb St.
1.850.273.3258
www.thefuzzypineapple.com



Carrabelle Riverfront Festival

Apr 24, 2015 - Apr 25, 2015 April 24 from 4-8pm, April 25 from 10am-7p.m.

Marine Street in Carrabelle, Florida
The Carrabelle community will celebrate the 5th Annual return of the "Pirates of the Carrabellean" at the 25th Annual Carrabelle Riverfront Festival. This year we are delighted to announce the "2nd Annual Carrabelle Antique Car Show" which began as part of last years festival but is taking on a life of its own as a unique event happening adjacent to the newly defined festival grounds. Be sure and show up by 10am to register your pet for this year's pet show extravaganza that will start Saturday at 11 am on the main stage. Tom Mason and the Blue Buccaneers plan to wash ashore and take captive the main stage for Friday night's special event. Be sure and arrive early for the big entrance, a Carrabelle extravaganza.

carrabelleriverfront@gmail.com or 850-320-8225


A Chorus Line

Oct 16, 2015 - Oct 25, 2015 8pm and 2pm Sunday matinees

530 W. Call St. Tallahassee, FL 32301
The School of Theatre then brings the beloved classic A Chorus Line to the stage of the Fallon Theatre in October, running the 16-25. This nine-time Tony Award-winning show delves into the dreams and fears of the characters, revealing what they have done and would do for love. A Chorus Line features a stunning book by James Kirkwood and Nicholas Dante, with music by Marvin Hamlisch and lyrics by Edward Kleban. Under the direction of MFA Directing Candidate Jenna Tamisiea, A Chorus Line is sure to delight audiences young and old.

Ashley Wright tickets.fsu.edu (850)644-6500


AARP FL Life Reimagined Check In

May 2, 2015 9:30am-11:00am

Hopkins Eatery 1415 Market Street Market Square Tallahassee, Florida 32312
Fellow Life Reimaginers!

Join us for our inaugural Life Reimagined Check In where you'll have an opportunity to meet and connect with other checkup attendees who are also on their journey to discover "what's next".

Come share your interests and aspirations, connect with others about tools and resources available in Tallahassee to help you reach your goals, and make some friends along the way.

We hope to make this a recurring meeting. Please help us shape these discussions into something constructive and meaningful where people can connect, share, and learn from one another.

Have friends who might also want to join us? Feel free to register guests as well. The more the merrier!

Registration required! Please call 850-577-5165 or go to www.aarp.org/states/fl/stateeventdetails.eventId=NA&stateCode=FL/ to register.

Leslie Spencer, 850-577-5165, lspencer@aarp.org


Sip & See

Apr 23, 2015 6 p.m.

Meek-Eaton Black Archives / 445 Gamble Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32307
The Meek-Eaton Black Archives (MEBA) is excited to present its April "Weekend with MEBA" event series. Join us for a private, guided tour of the Meek-Eaton Black Archives and enjoy signature cocktails designed by 71 Proof. Admission to the Sip & See is complimentary. Cash bar sales will benefit MEBA's Digital Preservation Library. Weekend passes start at $75 is available for access to all events, which allows guests private, guided tours of MEBA at the Sip & See (April 23); participation in the exclusive Paint with M.E. event (April 24); premium seating at The Parent ‘Hood (April 25); and one (1) complimentary beverage each night you attend (March 26-28). Children are invited to attend and enjoy the Children’s Activity Center and Museum. To purchase tickets, please visit bit.ly/MEBAApril or call 850-599-3020 for additional information.

Black Archives
blackarchives@famu.edu
850-599-3020



Paint with M.E.

Apr 24, 2015 6 p.m.

Meek-Eaton Black Archives / 445 Gamble Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32307
The Meek-Eaton Black Archives (MEBA) is excited to present its "Weekend with MEBA" event series. Guests for this event will participate in an exclusive “Paint with M.E.” experience instructed by Martistic Expressions. A cash bar will be available as you paint a custom MEBA-inspired design to celebrate Women's History Month. All proceeds will benefit the Meek-Eaton Black Archives Digital Preservation Library. Tickets for this event are $50. Weekend passes start at $75 is available for access to all events, which allows guests private, guided tours of MEBA at the Sip & See (April 23); participation in the exclusive Paint with M.E. event (April 24); premium seating at The Parent ‘Hood (April 25); and one (1) complimentary beverage each night that you attend (March 26-28). Children are invited to enjoy the Children’s Activity Center and Museum. Student rate available with I.D. To purchase tickets, please visit bit.ly/MEBAApril or call 850-599-3020 for additional information.

Black Archives
blackarchives@famu.edu
850-599-3020



The Parent ‘Hood

Apr 25, 2015 2 p.m.

Meek-Eaton Black Archives / 445 Gamble Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32307
The Meek-Eaton Black Archives (MEBA) is excited to present its "Weekend with MEBA" event series. “The Parent ‘Hood” is a free event, which provides a unique opportunity for moms and dads to discuss parenting strategies with professionals. Weekend passes start at $75 is available for access to all events, which allows guests private, guided tours of MEBA at the Sip & See (April 23); participation in the exclusive Paint with M.E. event (April 24); premium seating at The Parent ‘Hood (April 25); and one (1) complimentary beverage each night that you attend (March 26-28). To purchase tickets, please visit bit.ly/MEBAApril or call 850-599-3020 for additional information.

Black Archives
blackarchives@famu.edu
850-599-3020



TMH FOR LIFE Challenge

May 9, 2015 Various Times

Bethel Family Life Center, 406 North Bronough Street, Tallahassee, FL 32301
Want to get healthy and have fun at the same time? Join us for a 1 mile fun walk and 5K run. At the TMH FOR LIFE Challenge the medical and fitness professionals from Tallahassee Memorial and Premier Health & Fitness Center along with others will be on hand to provide health and wellness information to help you with your health goals.

Register online at TMH.org/Challenge

The 1 mile fun walk is FREE and the 5K is $10 (for anyone over the age of 18)



850-431-5875


Festival of Freedom 2015: Dr. Will Guzman Speaks at the Leon County Public Library

May 11, 2015 7 p.m.

Dr. B. L. Perry Branch Library, 2817 S. Adams Street, Tallahassee, FL 32301
Dr. Will Guzman, Assistant Professork, FAMU, is the Library's featured speaker, part of the Festival of Freedom 2015, The Sesquicentennial of Emancipation in Florida. Come and listen to Dr. Guzman speak about Emancipation in Tallahassee: from 1865 to 1965 to the present and beyond

Donna Cirenza, LeRoy Collins Leon County Public Library, 200 West Park Ave., Tallahassee, 850-606-2614


Healthy Kids Day at the Y

Apr 25, 2015 Noon - 3:00 p.m.

Valdosta YMCA 2424 Gornto Rd., Valdosta, GA 31602
Free Family Fun Day! One Mile Fun Run, Basketball Contest, Hula Hoop Contest, Swimming all day

Cheryl Maddox
229-244-4646



Little Mermaid Jr.

Apr 24, 2015 - Apr 25, 2015 Friday, April 24 at 7 p.m Saturday, April 25 at 2 p.m & 7:00 p.m.

Jeff Bradford Auditorium at Godby High School, Tallahassee, FL
Trinity Catholic School Drama Club to present Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Jr.
By Rosemary Prince
On April 24 and 25, the Jeff Bradford Auditorium at Godby High School will be transformed into a magical underwater kingdom as the Trinity Catholic School Drama Club production of Disney The Little Mermaid, Jr. comes to life. Ariel and her friends will perform three shows, Friday, April 24 at 7 p.m., and Saturday, April 25 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets are $5, children 3 and under admitted free, and are on sale at the Trinity Catholic School office Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. or by calling (850) 222.0444.
Based on the Hans Christian Andersen story, the Disney Film and book written by Doug Wright, the beautiful young mermaid Ariel longs to leave her ocean home - and her fins - behind and live in the world above. But first she'll have to defy her father King Triton, make a deal with the evil sea witch Ursula, and convince the handsome Prince Eric that she's the girl whose enchanting voice he's been seeking.
Throughout the adventure music by Alan Menken, adapted and arranged by David Weinstein will feature the hit songs "Part of Your World," "She's in Love," and the Oscar-winning "Under the Sea," with lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater.
“The cast and crew of sixty students, fifth through eighth grade, are extremely talented and will amaze and delight the audience,” stated Jeremy Toth, director. Mr. Toth is joined by an equally talented production team including: Gregory Hilliard (Music Director), Kayleigh Lazar (Choreographer), Carla Austin (Production Manager), Courtney Thomson (Set Design) and Tarri White (Costume Design).
DISNEY’S THE LITTLE MERMAID JR. is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International, (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. 421 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019, Phone: (212) 541-4684 Fax: (212) 197-4684, www.MTIShows.com.


850-222-0444


Honor Flight Tallahassee: A Heroes Welcome

May 2, 2015 7:30 p.m.-11 p.m.

Flightline Group (3256 Capital Circle SW, Tallahassee, FL 32310)
The Tallahassee community is invited to attend “A Heroes Welcome” to welcome area World War II and Korean War veterans home after a day spent touring Washington, DC as part of Honor Flight Tallahassee, a program that flies veterans to the nation’s capital to visit the memorials that honor their service and sacrifice.

Members of the military, community/civic groups, family and friends are encouraged to attend to thank our hometown heroes for their service and sacrifice.

Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the flight is expected to arrive home at 9:40 p.m. The Tallahassee Swing Band will perform inside the hangar.


Jamie Fortune
850-224-0174



Rock-A-Bye Baby Boutique

May 2, 2015 8:00-1:00

1504 Willow Wick Dr. Tallahasse, Fl 32308
You are invited to attend a one day event featuring brand new, discounted clothing for children and babies. Find unique items for boys and girls in sizes newborn to 6T. Brands include The Children's Place, Zutano, Gymboree, Janie & Jack, Little Me, Ralph Lauren, Hartstrings, and many more.

At the Rock-a-bye Baby Boutique Trunk Show, you will find truly special, brand new items at much less than their original retail value-- most items at this event are $10 or less. Take advantage of this opportunity to find a one-of-a-kind item for your child or the perfect gift for a special little one in your life.

Check out our event page on Facebook to see the kinds of great deals available to you at this one day event!

https://m.facebook.com/events/436166506544523?acontext=%7B%22ref%22%3A2%2C%22ref_dashboard_filter%22%3A%22upcoming%22%7D&aref=2&arefdashboardfilter=upcoming&ref=bookmark

Kelly Rock
8505240308
Kelly.rockabyeboutique@gmail.com



Capitol Bells Concert at Westminster Oaks

May 3, 2015 3:00 pm

Westminster Oaks 4449 Meandering Way Tallahassee,  FL
It’s been busy couple of weeks for Capitol Bells, with concerts nearly every week this April. Next up will be two concerts on May 3rd. First concert of the day will be at Westminster Oaks at 3:00 pm, followed by another concert at Centenery United Methodist Church in Quincy, FL at 6:00 pm.

Claudia Dew, (850) 933-1063


Capitol Bells Concert at Centenery UMC Quincy

May 3, 2015 6:00 PM

Centenery United Methodist Church in Quincy, FL 201 N Adams St Quincy, FL 32351-2416
It’s been busy couple of weeks for Capitol Bells, with concerts nearly every week this April. This is the 2nd concert of the day, this time at Centenery United Methodist in Quincy

Claudia Dew; (850) 933-1063


Uncle Maddio's Pizza Joint- 2nd Birthday Celebration

May 9, 2015 11:00 A.M.- 2:00 P.M.

3122 Mahan Drive, Tallahassee, Florida 32308
Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Joint would like to show their appreciation for another amazing year in Tallahassee by offering a FREE 9” 3-topping pizza to everyone in line from 11 am to 2 pm on Saturday, May 9th. Entertainment will also be provided for people of all ages by 103.1 The Wolf, Fairydust Faces, Skyzone, and Big Easy Snowballs. In addition to this fun, family atmosphere, Uncle Maddio’s will be selling children’s books and stuffed animals with 100% of the proceeds going to support the Hang Tough Foundation, a nonprofit organization that focuses on supporting families impacted by childhood cancers. Please join us as we celebrate another year in this great city with friends, fun, and FREE PIZZA!!!

Alicia Holmes
(850)933-7179



Gospel Sing

Apr 25, 2015 7:00-9:00 PM

Madison Senior Center,1161 Harvey Greene Drive,Madisn ,FL.
Gospel Sing- with Life Song-Joyce Croft- Willa's Phillps -Local artists

Senior Citizens Council of Madison County.


Capital City Band of TCC Spring Concert

Apr 27, 2015 7:00 pm

Tallahassee Community College Turner Auditorium, 444 Appleyard Drive, Tallahassee, FL, 32304
An evening of concert band music featuring soloists Elliot Toole on trombone and Tom Friedman on tuba, suitable for the whole family. Admission and parking are free.

Diana Ossi
850-562-2752



Bariatric Weight-Loss Surgery: Gastric Bypass and Gastric Sleeve

May 12, 2015 6:00 - 7:30pm

Jun 9, 2015 6:00 - 7:30pm

Jul 14, 2015 6:00 - 7:30pm

2626 Capital Medical Blvd. Tallahassee, FL 32308
Join us for our free, no obligation bariatric informational seminars. Bariatric seminars at Capital Regional Medical Center are the best way to learn more about our program and bariatric procedures. You will have the opportunity to meet our staff and ask questions. It’s the first step toward a healthier you.
To register call: (850) 325-3627

Luke Thomas
(850) 325-3627



STOP Waiting for Superman

Apr 30, 2015 April 30, 2015

New Leaf Markets
STOP Waiting for Superman

Learn how to get the most out of public education for your children…and all the children in the system. Understand from the inside/out how schools and school systems make decisions and operate within their structure. Learn the best ways to advocate for your children knowing the timing and approaches that will make you effective at the classroom, school and, district levels. Become knowledgeable of local resources that can help you make a difference.

Roger Pinholster


AARP FL Boomer Academy: Social Security 101

Jun 8, 2015 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Buca di Beppo Restaurant 1500 Apalachee Parkway Governor's Square Mall Tallahassee, Florida 32301
Are you getting ready to claim Social Security benefits? Do you have questions?

Join us for our Boomer Academy workshop: Social Security 101 to get some answers. Our speakers will cover topics such as options for filing, who can collect benefits, considerations to think about as you decide when to file, work and collecting benefits and potential tax implications. This workshop is designed for those who have not yet filed for Social Security benefits but can benefit all who attend.
AARP offers a growing seminar series for people 50+ to find engaging, trustworthy and relevant information that will help baby boomers make knowledgeable decisions about what lies ahead.

Boomer Academy is specifically designed for residents 50-69 who want useful information on topics of interest and relevance, as they navigate the 50+ years.
This is a free event. To register, please call 877-926-8300 or go to aarp.cvent.com/FLBoomerAcademySummerSeries

Leslie Spencer, 850-577-5165


Glowing for a Cure

May 1, 2015 7PM

Madison, FL
Relay for Life 2015, Glowing for a Cure 5k Fun Run/Walk
Friday, May 1st on the North Florida Community College Campus. Check in at the Colin Kelly Gym at 6:30 and run starts at 7pm. Applications received by April 17 will be guaranteed a custom designed t-shirt. Applications are available at A Main Street Realty and Madison Realty in Madison, Fl or you can email yeomans_stephanie@yahoo.com Adults $20 and children $12

Stephanie @ 229-300-3899, Crystal @ 850-973-7333 or Jessica @ 850-673-8696.


AARP FL Boomer Academy: Social Security 101

Jun 13, 2015 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Hopkins Eatery 1415 Market Street Market Square Tallahassee, Florida 32308
Are you getting ready to claim Social Security benefits? Do you have questions?

Join us for our Boomer Academy workshop: Social Security 101 to get some answers. Our speakers will cover topics such as options for filing, who can collect benefits, considerations to think about as you decide when to file, work and collecting benefits and potential tax implications. This workshop is designed for those who have not yet filed for Social Security benefits but can benefit all who attend.
AARP offers a growing seminar series for people 50+ to find engaging, trustworthy and relevant information that will help baby boomers make knowledgeable decisions about what lies ahead.

Boomer Academy is specifically designed for residents 50-69 who want useful information on topics of interest and relevance, as they navigate the 50+ years.
This is a free event. To register, please call 877-926-8300 or go to aarp.cvent.com/FLBoomerAcademySummerSeries

Leslie Spencer, lspencer@aarp.org, 850-577-5165


AARP FL Boomer Academy Workshop: Healthy Cooking Demo

Jul 27, 2015 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

COCA Council on Culture & Arts 816 South ML King Jr. Blvd Tallahassee, Florida 32301
Would you like to learn how to prepare healthy meals that don't cost a lot of money?

Join our July Boomer Academy workshop where the the UF/IFAS Extension Program, Family Nutrition Program will present an interactive session, "Healthy Cooking on a Budget" . Learn how to prepare healthy and delicious meals on a budget. Participate in interactive nutrition activities.Watch a healthy cooking demonstration.

Sample a new dish and take home recipe cards for new snacks and meals to try.

AARP offers a growing seminar series for people 50+ to find engaging, trustworthy and relevant information that will help baby boomers make knowledgeable decisions about what lies ahead.

Boomer Academy is specifically designed for residents 50-69 who want useful information on topics of interest and relevance, as they navigate the 50+ years.

This is a free event. To register, please call 877-926-8300 or go to aarp.cvent.com/FLBoomerAcademySummerSeries

Leslie Spencer, lspencer@aarp.org, 850-577-5165


AARP FL, Boomer Academy: HomeFit

Aug 15, 2015 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Hopkins Eatery Market Square 1415 Market Street Market Square Tallahassee, Florida 32309
We all love our homes. Whether you own or rent, live in a small studio or a grand mansion, it means more to you than just a place where you keep your clothes. Your home is your castle and chances are you want to be able to live there as long as possible.

Join us for a terrific interactive workshop on HomeFit, which offers ideas on no-cost, low-cost ways to make your home comfortable, safe and a great fit. This session will be conducted by an occupational therapist who will discuss easy options to make your home fit your current and future needs and lifestyle.

AARP offers a growing seminar series for people 50+ to find engaging, trustworthy and relevant information that will help baby boomers make knowledgeable decisions about what lies ahead.

Boomer Academy is specifically designed for residents 50-69 who want useful information on topics of interest and relevance, as they navigate the 50+ years.

This is a free event. To register, please call 877-926-8300 or go to aarp.cvent.com/FLBoomerAcademySummerSeries


Leslie Spencer, lspencer@aarp.org, 850-577-5165


AARP FL, Boomer Academy: HomeFit

Aug 10, 2015 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Buca di Beppo Restaurant 1500 Apalachee Parkway Governor Square Mall Tallahassee, Florida 32301
We all love our homes. Whether you own or rent, live in a small studio or a grand mansion, it means more to you than just a place where you keep your clothes. Your home is your castle and chances are you want to be able to live there as long as possible.

Join us for a terrific interactive workshop on HomeFit, which offers ideas on no-cost, low-cost ways to make your home comfortable, safe and a great fit. This session will be conducted by an occupational therapist who will discuss easy options to make your home fit your current and future needs and lifestyle.

AARP offers a growing seminar series for people 50+ to find engaging, trustworthy and relevant information that will help baby boomers make knowledgeable decisions about what lies ahead.

Boomer Academy is specifically designed for residents 50-69 who want useful information on topics of interest and relevance, as they navigate the 50+ years.

This is a free event. To register, please call 877-926-8300 or go to aarp.cvent.com/FLBoomerAcademySummerSeries


Leslie Spencer, 850-577-5165, lspencer@aarp.org


Fundraiser day for new classic country radio station WDXD-LP 101.9

Apr 27, 2015 11 a.m. - close

Tallahassee, FL
Buffalo Wild Wings
392 S. Magnolia Drive

Enjoy a meal at BWW anytime on April 27 and let them know you are supporting Delta Star Radio/WDXD. A portion of your bill will be donated to Delta Star Radio, a registered 501(c)3 non profit organization.

Alan McCall
(850) 877-4641
alanmccal@hotmail.com

WDXD Founder/Station Manager



Tallahassee Garden Club Spring Bazaar and Flower Show

Apr 25, 2015 9am - 2 pm

Tallahassee Garden Club 507 N Calhoun, Tallahassee
Floral design and horticultural displays inside the Center and plants and garden-related items for sale outside. Free admission and free parking. Free demonstrations on site.

Andrea Willett 893-3168
Jane Driggers 878-1783



Monthly meeting of the Panhandle Archaeological Society at Tallahassee (PAST)

May 5, 2014 7 pm

B. Calvin Jones Center for Archaeology at the Governor Martin House, 1001 de Soto Park Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32301
Florida State Anthropology students Krissy Hogeweg and Haley Messer will discuss the creation and subsequent launch of the Eto Perro dugout canoe.

Marie Prentice, 850.245.6444


TMH’s Women Like Us Event: Mom's Time Out

Apr 30, 2015 6-8 p.m.

Millennium Nail and Day Spa-Kerry Forrest
Enjoy great conversation with moms just like you! Select a mini-manicure, mini-pedicure or a 10 minute chair massage for $15. Refreshments will be available and adult beverages will be available for purchase.

Millennium Nail and Day Spa-Kerry Forrest
To register, call 431-5875.


Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare, register at 431-5875.


Tallahassee Genealogical Society monthly meeting - Document Preservation

Apr 26, 2015 1:30pm-3:30pm

LeRoy Collins Public Library 200 W. Park Ave. Tallahassee, Fla. 32301
You've invested a lot of time and energy into your genealogy. How about investing an hour or so at the next monthly meeting? Learn how to preserve your documents so your hard work can survive to be passed on to future generations. Staff from the Florida State Archives will be presenting.

Jay P. Collins, 850-566-8479, vpprograms@talgensoc.com


Family and Friends Day

May 31, 2015 11:00AM

Quincy, Florida
The New Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church, 1197 Spooner Road (Shiloh Community), Quincy, Reverend Timothy L. Cole, pastor, invites everyone to worship with us for our annual Family and Friends Day celebration on Sunday, May 31st @ 11:00AM. The theme is “Striving To Be More Like Christ.” The dynamic speaker for this spirit-filled occasion is Dr. Willie C. Green, Th.D., Bishop of the Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction of Florida Northwest Church of God in Christ. Dr. Green will be accompanied by the Quincy Community Deliverance Church of God in Christ choir, ushers, and church family. A special invitation is extended to all former members of New Zion. (Dinner will be served immediately following the service.)

(8500 875-4157


Caribbean Family Festival

8701 Salem Rd Quincy Fl
Live Music, Caribbean Food, Lawn mower Derby, Bouncy houses, sand pile, Horse show, kids games and Much more. Adults $5 kids under 12 and parking are free. VENDORS STILL NEEDED

Caribbean Family fest


Living Stones International and Walker Ford Community Center present: 3rd Annual Family Fun Day

Jun 20, 2015 11 AM - 4 PM

Walker Ford Community Center (2301 Pasco Street, Tallahassee, FL 32310)
Living Stones International and Walker Ford Community Center present:
3rd Annual Family Fun Day
Living Stones is hosting our 3rd Annual Family Fun Day, Saturday June 20th, 2015!
From 11:00am to 4:00pm at the Walker Ford Community Center:
• Musical acts and performances will take place.
• Clowns and face painters will be entertaining.
• Bounce houses will be up and jumping.
• Games and swimming will be open for all to enjoy.
• A lunch will be provided for all in attendance.
This is a FREE event to celebrate the kick-off of summer for the Bond Community and the City of Tallahassee! Everyone is welcome and invited to join the festivities in this kid-friendly atmosphere. It is also a great way for community members and businesses to become involved as volunteers or as sponsors of the event.
The founders of Living Stones, Pastor Gary & Josephine Montgomery, look forward to the participation of the community at the 3rd Annual Family Fun Day, held at the Walker Ford Community Center (2301 Pasco Street, Tallahassee, FL) on Saturday June 20th, 2015 from 11:00am to 4:00pm.
Please contact us with questions or concerns by phone at (850) 765-0320 or by email at info@welivingstones.org. You may also visit our website: www.welivingstones.org


JC Montgomery
(850) 765-0320
info@welivingstones.org



Flag Credit Union Yard & Craft Sale

May 16, 2015 8am-Noon

Tallahassee
Spaces are available for $25, with the proceeds benefiting the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Be a part of our Yard & Craft Sale and keep your profits for yourself.
Contact Tennille at tharrell@flagcu.com or 922-2182 to reserve your spot today!

Nick Erlandson


Little Gardener's Grow Club

Apr 25, 2015 10:00am

Tallahassee, FL
Paint a pot!

Saturday April 25th at 10am

• $5 admission (per child) – please pay in advance to be ensured a spot
• Recommended age: 4 -10 -- children must be accompanied by an adult
• Please wear clothes that paint can get on. This is a paint activity!
• With your admission you get the supplies to paint the pot, the pot, and an exclusive coupon (that day only) to pick out a plant/flower to put in your pot if you so choose.

Call 850-385-2162 to Register

SPACE IS LIMITED!

Limit of 40 Little Gardeners

Tallahassee Nurseries
850-385-2162



TYO Spring Auditions

May 17, 2015 5/17/15, By Appointment

FSU College of Music, Housewright Music Building
The Tallahassee Youth Orchestras will be holding auditions for the TYO Symphony and Chamber Orchestras. The TYO also has two additional orchestral ensembles for beginning and intermediate string students, Orchestra Fundamentals and Intermezzo Strings, which do not require an audition.



Spring Audition Materials are located at:

http://www.tallahasseeyouthorchestras.com/#!auditions/c8kz




The TYO Symphony Orchestra is a full orchestral ensemble including strings, woodwinds, brass, and percussion that performs orchestral literature at the highest level. This ensemble is open to students who will be in the 7th grade or higher during the 2015-2016 concert season. TYO Symphony Orchestra students are also eligible for participation and coaching in string quartet, woodwind quintet, brass quintet, and percussion ensemble.



The TYO Chamber Orchestra is designed for intermediate to advanced string students learn and refine upper level skills such as spiccato and vibrato. Intermediate to advanced literature is emphasized. This ensemble is open to students who will be in the 5th grade and higher during the 2015-2016 season.


Contact Caitlin Bishop to schedule an audition (tyodirector@gmail.com | (850) 559-5025).



Spring Concert

May 3, 2015 3:00PM

Ruby Diamond Concert Hall
Join the Tallahassee Youth Orchestras for their final concert of the season, with special guests from the Tallahassee Ballet. The Symphony Orchestra and young dancers will collaborate to perform music by Aaron Copland. The concert will also feature the Chamber Symphony, the Acoustic Ensemble, plus chamber ensembles and more! We invite you to "leap and spring" into the concert as we finish the season with our Spring Concert presented by Thaler/Howell Foundation, Inc..

Caitlin Bishop,Tyodirector@gmail.com | (850) 559-5025). www.tallahasseeyouthorchestras.com


Kidsfest at Fairgrounds

May 2, 2015 10:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m

441 Paul Russell Rd, Tallahassee, FL 32301
Kids Incorporated of the Big Bend is hosting the 14th Annual Kidsfest, Saturday, May 2, 2015 at the N. Fl. Fairgrounds from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Join us for hands-on children’s activities, a 24 foot rock climb, 78 foot obstacle course/water slide combo, and a mechanical bull. There’s live children’s entertainment, pony rides and fun for the whole family. Refreshments will be sold. General admission is $3 per person and all activities are free. For more information, visit www.kidsincorporated.org/events or email info@kidsincorporated.org.

Judie Miller, (850) 414-9800, info@kidsincorporated.org


Mother's Day Brunch

May 10, 2015 10:30am or 1pm

Hotel Duval
Hotel Duval is hosting a Mother’s Day Brunch on Sunday, May 10th in the Horizon Ballroom. There will be two seatings, at 10:30am &  1:00pm. This year, Chef Mark Hall has created a stunning brunch menu that includes all of your favorites. Also, all mothers will receive a complimentary mom-mosa!

Please visit www.hotelduval.com/mothers day for full menu and details. Reservations are required and can be made at (850)224-6753 or jsomsavath@hotelduval.com.

8502246753


FSU Coastal & Marine Laboratory Open House

Apr 25, 2015 10am-3pm

FSU Coastal & Marine Laboratory, 3618 Coastal Highway 98, St. Teresa, Florida, 32358
The FSU Coastal & Marine Laboratory will hold its next Open House Event on April 25, 2015 from 10 am to 3 pm. It only happens every other year, so mark your calendars! From tiny tots to the most mature adults and those of us who never quite grew up -- there will be something to educate, fascinate and entertain everyone!

Tory Walker, 850-697-3887, twalker3@fsu.edu


Rock by the Sea charity music festival and golf tournament

May 14, 2015 - May 16, 2015 Rock by the Sea: May 14-15 at 5 p.m. and May 16 at 4 p.m. Rock by the Tee: May 16 at 9 a.m

St. George Island, Fla
Philanthropic organization Rock by the Sea, Inc. will host a weekend of events benefitting children in need. Rock by the Sea Weekend will take place on May 14-16, 2015. Events will include the 9th annual Rock by the Sea music festival at Harry A's Restaurant and the 7th annual Rock by the Tee golf tournament at St. James Bay Golf Resort. Attendees will enjoy performances by many talented musicians, including Grammy nominated songwriter Will Hoge, and former “The Voice” contestants Paul Pfau and Tony Lucca. Proceeds will benefit the Pediatric Brain Tumor Program at Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children, the Franklin County Library Summer Reading Program, Camp Sunshine summer camp for children with cancer, and Now I Play Along Too, a nonprofit foundation focused on inspiring and motivating disadvantaged children through music. For details and registration information, please visit www.rockbythesea.org.

Christen Smith
(850)222-3767
christen@coremessage.com



Pay it Forward Fish Fry

May 1, 2015 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Kleman Plaza-Downtown Tallahassee 300 S Duval St, Tallahassee, Florida 32301
Join us and invite your friends to support the Big Bend Homeless Coalition as we host the 2015 springtime "Pay It Forward Fish Fry."

Celebrate the good things in life while paying it forward to those in need. Enjoy great food and live music, and help end homelessness in the Big Bend.

Music: Randall "Big Daddy" Webster Music, Gypsy Darlings and Tuesday Supper Club

Food: Sponsored by 101 Restaurant

$20 Per ticket
(to pre-order you may call (850) 792-9434 or email: kgalban@bigbendhc.org)

Proceeds support the Homeless Coalition’s HOPE Community (especially our new Family Emergency Shelter) and Home Front for Veterans programs.

Call (850) 792-9434 for more details or for sponsorship opportunities.

**Can't attend? You may still pay it forward by purchasing tickets for a friend or donating to back to us. Donations can also be made at www.bigbendhc.org

Kim Galban-Countryman (kgalban@bigbendhc.org or (850) 792-9434)


3rd Annual Measles Initiative Banquet

Apr 23, 2015 7:00pm

American Red Cross Capital Area Chapter 1115 Easterwood Drive Tallahassee FL, 32311
We will be hosting a Southern Beau Date Auction and Dinner, where eligible bachelorettes will be bidding on a date with our local men to fundraise for the Measles Initiative. The Measles and Rubella Initiative is a program led by the American Red Cross, the United Nations and World Health Organization with a goal of vaccinating children abroad in lesser developed countries from these diseases. Nearly 400 children still die per day due to measles-related complications. This is an even more frustrating statistic to face when it only costs $1 to vaccinate a child.
To help support the American Red Cross combat this disease we ask you to come out for some good ole’ fashioned BBQ and country music at the local ARC chapter. To go along with the southern theme we are suggesting upscale country attire (yes, cowboy boots and Stetsons are encouraged)! Ticket prices are $15 for general admission, $40 for four general admissions, and $8 for students. Please call (850)-878-6080 to reserve your seat today!
Remember it takes less than $1 to save a child’s life from this horrible disease.


Brittany Wakefield, 850-878-6080, brittany.wakefield@redcross.org


Temporary Closure of Museum of Florida History

Apr 6, 2015 - Jul 1, 2015 9am to 4:30pm Monday-Friday 12pm to 4:30pm Sunday

Museum of Florida History, Tallahassee
Beginning Monday, April 6, 2015 the Museum of Florida History will be closing its main gallery as part of an ongoing renovation project at the R. A. Gray Building. The Museum lobby will remain accessible and includes the Florida Highwaymen Paintings, Florida’s History Shop, and the Egg Express Café. All other areas will be closed until July 2015. Upon reopening in July, the Museum will have an addition to the permanent exhibit, Forever Changed: La Florida 1513–1821. This addition is the second half of the Forever Changed exhibit, which opened in 2012.

850.245.6400


2015 FAAHPN Biennial Conference

May 19, 2015 9:00am - 8:00pm

555 W Pensacola St, Tallahassee, FL 32306
Join us for the upcoming 2015 Biennial Statewide Conference taking place in Tallahassee, Florida’s capital city, Monday, May 18th through Wednesday, May 20th, 2015. This one-of-a-kind conference will bring together representatives from over 40 African-American historic sites and museums to provide learning opportunities for museum professionals and patrons to lead, manage, and collaborate more effectively, while experiencing the unique history and culture of the north Florida region.

The theme for FAAHPN’s 2015 Biennial Statewide Conference is Places of Empowerment: Redefining the Role of Cultural Institutions (Saving, Interpreting and Accessing Cultural Spaces). The symposium is designed to broaden the perspectives of those in attendance by cultivating an understanding of cultural spaces as empowerment zones for preservation beyond the built environment, to include the safeguarding and perpetuation of African American culinary traditions and social norms. In accordance with this effort, we respectfully request your participation as a keynote speaker for the mid-day luncheon scheduled for Tuesday, May 19, 2015 to advance the thematic elements of the conference by highlighting aspects of your published works as both research practitioner and culinary historian.

In addition to informative presentations from industry professionals, heritage tours of the local region, the conference will culminate on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 with a very special Florida Freedom Day celebration to commemorate the first reading of the Emancipation Proclamation in Florida.

Marion McGee, (850) 681-7881, info@rileymuseum.org


Tallahassee Craftapalooza

Apr 25, 2015 9am - 5pm

1206 Capital Circle S.E, Tallahassee, FL 32301 (The Old Big Lots Parking Lot Corner of Apalachee Parkway & Capital Circle)
Come and Shop the day away amongst Tallahassee Locals. Support the local artists, Craft makers and Consultants of Tallahassee & Surrounding Areas.
KIDS FUN AREA Sponsored by BJ's Party House
Raffles Where all Proceeds go to the Jimbo & Candi Fishers Kidz 1st Fund..
So pack up the family and have a fund day with locals while raising money for a great charity..
FREE ADMISSION
Please Like our FB Page
https://www.facebook.com/TallahasseeCraftapalooza

Nikki 850-445-6244


Felix Mendelssohn's Elijah

Apr 26, 2015 4:00 pm

Ruby Diamond Concert Hall, 222 S Copeland Street, Tallahassee, FL 32306
Join the Tallahassee Community Chorus as we close out Season 27 with Felix Mendelssohn’s Elijah on Sunday, April 26, 2015 at 4:00 pm in the Ruby Diamond Concert Hall located on FSU’s campus. Concert tickets ($20 general; $15 senior; $5 student) may be purchased from any chorus member, on the Chorus website (www.tcchorus.org), through Beethoven & Company Music Store (850-894-8700), or at the Ruby Diamond Box Office one hour before the concert.

http://www.tcchorus.org

Cindy Holmes
850-597-0603
cindy.holmes@tcchorus.org



Pas de Vie Ballet Spotlight on Dance

May 9, 2015 - May 10, 2015 May 9th, 8:00 PM and May 10th, 2:30 PM

Tallahassee, Florida
Pas de Vie Ballet’s Spotlight on Dance is a sparkling mixture of innovative selections choreographed and staged by artistic director, Natalia Botha, and ballet master, Charles Hagan. Experience the creative artistry, original choreography and high energy produced by the vibrant dancers of Pas de Vie Ballet.

Pas de Vie Ballet, (850)290-2247, www.pasdevieballet.com


The Book Is Better book club

Apr 28, 2015 6:00PM

LeRoy Collins Leon County Public Library System 200 W. Park Ave. Tallahassee, FL 32301
The Book Is Better book club will meet at the Collins Main Library on Tuesday April 28th at 6:00PM. The club’s focus is on books that have been adapted to film and is open to everyone in the community. This month we will discuss Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen. Set in a Depression-era circus, this novel explores the drama and dangers of love and life under the big top. Copies are available at the library. Light refreshments will be served.

Michelle Ray
850-606-2617
raym@leoncountyfl.gov



Sine Die Social

May 1, 2015 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Florida Historic Capitol Museum, 400 South Monroe St., Tallahassee, FL
Join us in the courtyard as we commemorate the closing of session with food and fun.

Florida Historic Capitol Museum, 8504871902, http://www.flhistoriccapitol.gov/


7th Annual Custom Knife Show & Sale

Apr 25, 2015 8 am til 2 pm CDT

Panhandle Pioneer Settlement 17869 NW Pioneer Settlement Rd. Blountstown, FL 32424
This event will showcase many vendors craftsmanship in the art of knife-making. Southern knife makers will be at the Panhandle Pioneer Settlement to show and sell one of a kind knife’s. If you enjoy handmade knives, this is the place to be. If you do not see a knife that you want then talk with the knife makers and order your own custom made knife. There will also be a demonstration by John Butler on making knives at the Settlement's Blacksmith Shop at 9:00 am CDT.

Lisa 850-674-2777


National Day of Prayer Rally

May 7, 2015 11:30am – 1:15pm

22nd Floor of the Florida State Capitol, Tallahasse
Join us for the 64th annual observance of the National Day of Prayer, Thursday May 7th. It will be held on the 22nd Floor of the Florida State Capitol. Over the past 20 years at our State Capitol, we have had thousands join in prayer with government officials, national church leaders and respected leaders of Florida, as we have cried out to God on behalf of our state and nation.

Pam Olsen; (850) 906-9170; fpn@Floridaprayer.org; floridaprayer.org


Simultaneous Bible Reading

Apr 30, 2015 6pm-8pm

At state Capitol facing FL Supreme Court
Join us April 30th from 6pm-8pm on the National Day of Repentance as we unite our voices for a simultaneous reading of the Bible — out loud — from Genesis to Revelation. We will read out loud simultaneously at Waller Park which is on the new Capitol premises by the dolphin fountains, facing the FL Supreme Court. We will read the whole Bible in one hour, with one voice, in one accord.

Pam Olsen, (850) 906-9170, Sign up to read at Floridaprayer.org/biblereading


14th Annual Quilt Show

May 2, 2015 9 am til 2 pm CDT

Panhandle Pioneer Settlement 17869 NW Pioneer Settlement Rd. Blountstown, FL 32424
There will be a Viewer's Choice Award, a Chinese Auction, grab bags, fat quarters and fabrics for sale, scissor/pinking shears sharpening (ranging from $7.50-$12.00) & quilt appraisals will be available.
If anyone would like to have their quilt(s) displayed please bring them by the Settlement on Thursday, April 30 or Friday, May 1st between 12 noon and 4 pm CDT. 17869 NW Pioneer Settlement Rd. Blountstown, FL 32424 850-674-2777


Lisa 850-674-2777


Healthy Communities Festival

Apr 25, 2015 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Cascades Park, 1001 S. Gadsden St.
The City of Tallahassee is partnering the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Florida Department of Education, Florida Department of Health, Leon County and Commuter Services of North Florida to host the Healthy Communities Festival, a family-friendly event celebrating Earth Day. The festival, which will take place at Cascades Park, will feature a fun run/walk, exhibitor booths, live entertainment, educational demonstrations and food vendors. This green-themed event runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and promotes everything that makes our community healthy – a healthy environment, a healthy economy and health people! This event is free and open to the public.

Heather Teter, heather.teter@talgov.com, 850.891.8533


Tech for the Non-Techie:Helping Patrons Troubleshoot Tablets, Laptops and More

Apr 25, 2015 2:00-4:00 PM

3840 N Monroe St., Tallahassee, FL 32303
Leon County Library staff invites patrons to learn more about digital resources, and how best to access those resources on tablets and smartphones.

Lake Jackson Branch Library, 3840 N Monroe St., Tallahassee, FL 32303
850/606-2850



Dance for Spring by The Tallahassee Ballet

May 1, 2015 - May 3, 2015 May 1, 2015, 8:00pm May 2, 2015, 8:00pm , May 3, 2015, 2:30pm

Nancy Smith Fichter Dance Theatre, Montgomery Hall at 130 Collegiate Loop, Tallahassee, FL 32306
Under the artistic direction of Tyrone Brooks, this year's Dance for Spring includes two performances:

In Performance features Paquita and Other Works. Restaged from Marius Petipa's original choreography, Paquita is a smoldering tour de force with music by Minkus that showcases the company's true understanding of a ballet classic.

The performance also includes Delirien by Kathryn Karrh Cashin, Chaos by Christopher Huggins and Power Play by Sarah Harkness Sebastian.
Opening Night, Full-Length, Friday, May 1, 2015, 8:00pm
Full-Length, Saturday, May 2, 2015, 8:00pm
Matinee, Sunday, May 3, 2015, 2:30pm
The second is an original ballet designed for younger audiences, but with professionalism and intrigue to be appreciated by all. The Carnival of the Animals features our youth company dancers performing in elaborate costumes to captivating music. Choreography by Artistic Director, Tyrone Brooks and Artistic Associate, Lauren Owen.
Abbreviated Children's Matinee, Saturday, May 2, 2015, 10:30am

The Tallahassee Ballet
850-224-6917
tallahasseeballet.org
office@tallahasseeballet.org



TSO Jazz: Your Capital City Big Band

Cascades Park Amphitheater
TSO Jazz is our new sound that’ll make you wanna swing, bop, and boogie! Straight from prohibition-era New York, TSO Jazz is the capital city’s new big band. Join us for a great evening of tunes by Ellington, Basie, Goodman, and many others! Children’s activities begin at 7pm!
Sponsored in part by the Florida Lottery and First Commerce Credit Union.
$10 seatbacks, $5 grass
Visit http://www.tallahasseesymphony.org/tsojazz/ to purchase your tickets!


Amanda Padgett, Director of Patron Services, Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra
850-224-0461



BePosChange Presents The Baby Shower of Love

May 3, 2015 10am- 6pm

Bradford ville Community Center 6668-14 Thomasville Rd Tallahassee, Flight 32312
A county wide Baby shower to benefit new mothers and mother's to be in need, celebrate Mother's day, with donations of gently used baby clothes and accessories. *monetary donations are also welcomed*

Drawing for a $50 dollar prepaid giftcard will also be held for all those who donate.
Light refreshments, games and music will be provided.

Come out and let's celebrate motherhood and give back to our surrounding communities!!


Linda Odum
(443) 223-4856
Beposchange@gmail.com



Bowl for Kids Sake! Community Day

May 14, 2015 6:00 pm- 8:00 pm

Crenshaw Lanes: 79 North Woodward Avenue, Tallahassee, FL 32304 Florida State University(Oglesby Union)
Bowl for Kids' Sake is a fun and easy way for you and your company, friends, or family to support the life-changing work of Big Brothers Big Sisters. If you care about kids and can spare an hour to have fun with your friends, then Bowl for Kids' Sake is for you!

Jeanie Booth, (850) 386-6002


HEALTH WELLNESS EXPO

Apr 25, 2015 9:00 AM-Noon

QUINCY, FLORIDA
Friendship Primitive Baptist Church, Pastor-Elder Arthur L. Ivey will like to invite you to join them for their Health Wellness Expo on Saturday, April 25, 2015 from 9:00 AM-Noon. The church is located at 5775 Ben Bostick Road, Quincy, Florida. Donation is $5.00. For additional information please contact Sister Bessie Barkley at (850) 875-4164 or Mother Shirley Powell at (850) 875-4178.

BESSIE BARKLEY AT 850-875-4164 OR SHIRLEY POWELL 850-875-4178


Kentucky Derby Gala

May 2, 2015 4:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Antique Car Museum (90E/I-10)
Fund Raiser for Leon Advocacy and Resource Center wo take care of disabled in our community.
Fun Filled Evening! Dress Up; Women Wear your Hat to win a prize by paradng to the music of Pure Platinum playing "Pretty Woman" Bet on your horse with Prizes in return for Winners; enjoy Dinner, Appetizers, Mint Juleps, and more! Watch the Kentucky Derby on Big Screen TVs

www.leonarc.com
850-422-0355
Jan Soto
850-545-8562
July Boulay



Relay For Life of Thomas County

May 15, 2015 6:00PM - 12:00AM

Thomasville High Scool Track, Thomasville Georgia
Relay For Life of Thomas County is celebrating 30 years in the Fight Against Cancer. There will be food, fun, games, music and celebration as we spend the night remembering those we have lost and honoring those that are still with us. A great Community event. Free to the public, come out and support your community in this fight.

Richard Barnes
229-221-3803
richardbarnes1969@outlook.com



“Walking With Dinosaurs: Prehistoric Planet 3D” at the Challenger Learning Center

Apr 17, 2015 - Apr 17, 2016 April 17, 2015-April 17, 2016

Challenger Learning Center of Tallahassee, 200 S Duval St Tallahassee, FL
For the first time in movie history, audiences will truly see and feel what it was like when dinosaurs ruled the Earth.

Recent discoveries and a breakthrough in technology will introduce new and unique dinosaurs that are more real than ever before and put moviegoers in the middle of a thrilling prehistoric adventure, where an underdog dinosaur triumphs against all odds to become a hero for the ages.

Our main characters are a herd of large, frilled, plant eating dinosaurs – Pachyrhinosaurus. The film follows their youngsters through the seasons and the challenges of growing up and establishing themselves in this prehistoric world. From the moment they hatch, they face predators, extremes of weather and natural disaster as they fight for survival.
Walking with Dinosaurs: Prehistoric Planet 3D is an immersive 3D experience – the characters are animated throughout against real backgrounds. It’s the most authentic dinosaur experience ever to be seen on the giant screen. The animals’ bodies and movements have been precisely built up from fossil evidence and their behavior is derived from both paleontology and detailed knowledge of the behavior of modern animals. Even their body language has been inspired by what we know of real animal behavior and gives these creatures an amazing realism.

For more information, visit www.ChallengerTLH.com.

Emily Brown


Gospel Jamboree

May 30, 2015 Doors Open At 5:00 PM Show Starts At 6:00 PM

Charles H. Kirbo Regional Center ~ 2500 East Shotwell Street ~ Bainbridge, GA 39818
Restoring Faith Ministries Presents ~ Gospel Jamboree ~ Featuring Pastor Helen Miller ~ The Gospel Whirlwind ~ Singing Her Hit "I Won't Let You Fall" ~ Tickets $10 ~ $15 At The Door

Qunta Bush 229-699-4558


Boy Scouts of America Golden Eagle Community Dinner

Apr 30, 2015 6 pm

University Center Club, Tallahassee, Florida
Fundraising Dinner recognizing Willie Meggs, 2nd Judicial Circuit State Attorney

Tia Pendleton, 850-576-4146 ext. 112


iPad and iPhone

Apr 10, 2015 9:30 – 11:30 am

Apr 17, 2015 9:30 – 11:30 am

Apr 24, 2015 9:30 – 11:30 am

May 1, 2015 9:30 – 11:30 am

Tallahassee Senior Center; 1400 N. Monroe St., Tallahassee
Learn how to navigate your way around your iPhone or iPad and how to get the most out of your device. Class is $2 per person.

Kristy Carter, 850 891-4008


Microsoft Excel - Basic

Jun 9, 2015 5:30 - 7:30 pm

Jun 10, 2015 5:30 - 7:30 pm

Jun 11, 2015 5:30 - 7:30 pm

Jun 16, 2015 5:30 - 7:30 pm

Jun 17, 2015 5:30 - 7:30 pm

Jun 18, 2015 5:30 - 7:30 pm

Tallahassee Senior Center; 1400 N. Monroe St., Tallahassee
Learn the basics of Microsoft Excel in six sessions. Please bring a flash drive. $12 for students 55+ and $18 for all other students for the entire course. Preregistration and payment required as space is limited.

Kristy Carter, 850 891-4008


Rose Show and Festival Street Dance

Corner of Jefferson and Broad Streets, Thomasville, GA
Featuring the Atlanta Rhythm Section! They’ve been part of the Southern Rock scene for more than 30 years. Their biggest hits include So Into You, Champagne Jam, Imaginary Lover and Spooky. But there’s so much more…with 15 albums of outstanding songwriting and performances, The Atlanta Rhythm Section represents all the good things the phrase “classic rock” implies. So…watch, listen, enjoy—have yourself a “Large Time!”

Thomasville Main Street Office, 229-227-7020


Summer Camp Spark –Igniting Knowledge!

Jun 1, 2015 - Aug 14, 2015 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Tallahassee, FL
MoLab’s Camp Spark – Igniting Knowledge! makes learning fun and links Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics (STEAM) concepts to the real-world. The program offers students 5 years old through the 8th grade the opportunity to participate in art and science activities in a fun, interactive, and safe environment. A variety of weekly themes which include; Digital Photography, iMovie Making, Art, Lego Robots, Video Game Creating, Dinosaurs, Magic, Marine Biology, Space, Culinary Science and much more. Camp Spark makes learning fun and links Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics (STEAM) concepts to the real-world.

Camp sessions are staffed by certified school teachers and/or MoLab, Inc. educators. MoLab, Inc. conducts Level 2 background screenings on all employees/volunteers and maintains at least a 1:9 adult to child ratio. Weekly sessions are offered by rising grade level and each day will present a new experience with age-appropriate activities.

Weekly fees are $175 and include lunch and two snacks. Some camps have an additional fee. Hours are from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Extended camp care is available starting at 7:45 a.m. for $5/day and until 6 p.m. for $5/day. Discounted rates are available for additional siblings.

The summer sessions will be located at Saint Paul’s United Methodist Church at 1700 North Meridian Road, Tallahassee, FL 32303 from June 1-26, and August 3-14. From June 29-July 31, camp will be hosted at Cornerstone Learning Community located at 2524 Hartsfield Road, Tallahassee, FL 32303.

Please visit http://www.tallymolab.org for registration details.


Aimee Hills, (850)591-6362


Video Editing Techniques

May 6, 2015 6:30 – 9:00 pm

Tallahassee Senior Center; 1400 N. Monroe St., Tallahassee
Learn non-linear video editing techniques. The software used by the instructor is Pinnacle Studio 18 Ultimate but the attendees are not required to have computers and/or software during this introduction class. The class will cover the basic functions of video editing, audio management, title insertions, overlays and video corrections. $5 for students 55+, and $7 for all other students.

Kristy Carter, 850 891-4008


2015 Maggie Coffey Memorial Tennis Tournament

May 29, 2015 - May 30, 2015 8:00 AM

Forestmeadows Athletic Center in Tallahassee
Singles, Doubles and Mixed Doubles Tennis Tournament

Coach Lenin Mongerie
Tournament Director
850-528-4281 (cell)



You Make It, You Grow It Market

Apr 25, 2015 10am - 3pm

607 McDonnell Drive, next to the OTHER SIDE Vintage in Railroad Square Art Park, Tallahassee
You Make It, You Grow It Market is a community of crafters, artists, specialty growers and producers offering original & unique items. We're open on the 2nd & 4th Saturdays of the month.

Ken Bernhard
(850) 879-5583



Keep the Beat Benefit Concert

Apr 30, 2015 7pm

Tallahassee< FL
On Thursday, April 30 the Griffin Middle School band and chorus will host the 2nd Annual Keep The Beat! Benefit Concert at the American Legion hall at 229 Lake Ella Dr in Tallahassee, FL at 7pm. This concert will feature local artists and bands. Concert tickets are $8 and $10 at the door.

Jay Singleton, singletonj@leonschools.net, (850) 692-9699


Wisdom's Wellspring "Derby Day" - 2nd Annual Fund Raiser Event

May 2, 2015 4 PM - 7 PM

Tallahassee Heights United Methodist Church - Tallahassee, FL
“Derby Day” activities will be held in the Fellowship Hall of Tallahassee Heights United Methodist Church (the “Pumpkin Patch” church) on Saturday, May 2, 2015, between 4PM and 7PM. It will be a party atmosphere featuring:
• Lots of food: traditional Kentucky Derby Day foods such as Derby Pie, Henry Brown sauce, Hot Brown sandwiches and Mint Juleps
• Churchill Downs attire: ladies with fancy bonnets and gents with bow ties and suspenders (fear not, should you not have any, you may purchase them at the event if you wish)
• Door prizes
• Silent auction
• Bluegrass band entertainment
• And of course, real-time viewing the running of the “Running of the Roses” on a huge screen.
It will not only be a truly fun afternoon, but will also benefits Wisdom's Wellspring. This nearly 4-year old residential mission aims to transform the lives of disadvantaged young women, ages 18 - 30 - by equipping them with knowledge, wisdom and skills so that they can make wholesome and wise life choices. This in turn will enable them to become transformational leaders in their families and communities, thereby breaking the generational cycle of despair, poverty and desperation. Our clients receive food, lodging, transportation and individualized counseling for up to two years. Please visit our website, www.wisdomswellspring.org for additional information about the Wisdom’s Wellspring mission.


Rev Alyce Parmer - 850-294-6932 OR Cindy D'Entremont 850-627-3118 contact@wisdomswellspring.org


Photographing Birds & Nature: Capturing the Outdoor Splendor of North Florida

Apr 20, 2015 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Apr 27, 2015 6:00 – 8:00 pm

May 4, 2015 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Tallahassee Senior Center; 1400 N. Monroe St., Tallahassee
Liberally illustrated with vibrant images, this workshop helps participants find, observe and capture the beauty of natural ecosystems (plants, animals, and habitats) in North America. The first two sessions focus on beginning and advanced (creative) techniques for photographing the natural world, and includes interactive dialogue with the instructor. A field trip encourages participants to apply class instruction. The workshop concludes with participants sharing feedback and images from the field trip. $30 (55+), $35 others. Instructor: Budd Titlow

Chuck Lee, (850) 891-4018


Photographing Birds & Nature: Capturing the Outdoor Splendor of North Florida

Apr 25, 2015 9:30 – noon

Wakulla Springs State Park, 465 Wakulla Park Dr, Wakulla Springs
Liberally illustrated with vibrant images, this workshop helps participants find, observe and capture the beauty of natural ecosystems (plants, animals, and habitats) in North America. The first two sessions focus on beginning and advanced (creative) techniques for photographing the natural world, and includes interactive dialogue with the instructor. A field trip encourages participants to apply class instruction. The workshop concludes with participants sharing feedback and images from the field trip. $30 (55+), $35 others. Instructor: Budd Titlow.

Chuck Lee, (850) 891-4018


Gold Stars: Advanced Acting Workshop for Seniors

May 14, 2015 1:30 – 3:30 pm

May 21, 2015 1:30 – 3:30 pm

May 28, 2015 1:30 – 3:30 pm

Jun 4, 2015 1:30 – 3:30 pm

Jun 11, 2015 1:30 – 3:30 pm

Jun 18, 2015 1:30 – 3:30 pm

Westminster Oaks Parry Center, Lower Level Theatre, 4449 Meandering Way, Tallahassee
This fun workshop is a must for seniors who enjoy acting and have some theatre experience but want to improve and hone their skills. The class includes exercises in interactive dialogue, acting skits, improvisations and more activities, all at an advanced level that will challenge participants and bring out creative expression in each person. Prerequisite: an introductory acting class or permission of instructor. $15 (55+). Instructor: Martha Stewart

Chuck Lee, (850) 891-4018


Writing Workshop: Jazz Up Your Nonfiction/Memoir with Fiction Techniques

Jun 4, 2015 1:30 – 3:30 pm

Tallahassee Senior Center; 1400 N. Monroe St., Tallahassee
Workshop focuses on ways to make nonfiction and memoir more exciting by using fiction techniques. Explore samples of strong creative nonfiction and then write short pieces using some of the techniques: writing in scenes, manipulating point of view, writing realistic dialogue, and triangulating the senses. Award winning writer Donna Meredith uses handouts and power point to illustrate; participants enjoy time to share feedback. $4 (55+), $5 others. Instructor: Donna Meredith.

Chuck Lee, (850) 891-4018


Reflections: American Society of Marine Artists

Apr 10, 2015 - Jun 20, 2015 Opening Exhibit 6-9PM Regular hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 10 AM to 5 PM

Gadsden Arts Center, Quincy
"Reflections" will feature artists from across the country who specialize in capturing marine images in a variety of media. The American Society of Marine Artists was founded in 1978 by a small group of the country's leading maritime artists who were looing for mutual support and companionship, to enhance public awareness of the genre, and to explore and record the history of American marine art.

Grace Robinson, Director
Gadsden Arts Center
Quincy, FL



Arthur Dillard: Remember When?

Apr 10, 2015 - Jun 20, 2015 Opening Exhibit: 6-9 PM Regular hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 10 AM to 5 PM

Gadsden Arts Center, Quincy
Arthur Dillard's intimate watercolor paintings portray a variety of figures, from children to the elderly. As stated by Dillard, this body of work walks the viewer through a time line of life, telling a story throughout the experience. Dillard's works capture the personality of his subject, alluding to their dreams, struggles, wisdom, and spirit. These nostalgic, intimate watercolors are meant to cause the viewer to say, "that reminds me of when....."

Grace Robinson, Director
Gadsden Arts Center
Quincy, FL



Powerpoint

Apr 21, 2015 5:30 – 7:30 pm

Apr 22, 2015 5:30 – 7:30 pm

Apr 23, 2015 5:30 – 7:30 pm

Apr 28, 2015 5:30 – 7:30 pm

Apr 29, 2015 5:30 – 7:30 pm

Apr 30, 2015 5:30 – 7:30 pm

Tallahassee Senior Center; 1400 N. Monroe St., Tallahassee
Learn the basics of PowerPoint, one of the programs in the MS Office group. Generally this program is used to present information in a lecture. It is also used for creating documents which require formatting, photos, artwork, etc. It has become a creative way for individuals to create slide shows when honoring a person or occasion on your TV or computer. Preregistration and payment required - $12 for students 55+ and or $18 for all others, for the entire course.



Kristy Carter, 850 891-4008


Leon County Chapter of The Charmettes, Inc. Dr. Eva C. Wanton Recognition Luncheon

May 16, 2015 11:00 AM

Captial City Country Club
The Leon County Chapter of The Charmettes, Incorporated will be hosting our first annual Dr. Eva C. Wanton Recognition Luncheon that will honor 10 amazing women who have made an impact in the community, giving so much to others over their life time without much focus on themselves.

Ticket prices are $40 each and sponsorship opportunities are also available.

For more information on the Leon County Chapter of The Charmettes, Incorporated, please visit www.leoncountycharmettes.org.


850-212-5034


Slavery By Another Name

Apr 25, 2015 1:00pm

Knott House Museum, Tallahassee
Join the Knott House Museum for a free screening of the historical documentary, Slavery by Another Name. Based on the Pulitzer-Prize-winning book by Douglas Blackmon, Slavery By Another Name tells the stories of men, charged with crimes like vagrancy, and often guilty of nothing, who were bought and sold, abused, and subject to sometimes deadly working conditions as unpaid convict labor. Interviews with the descendants of victims and perpetrators resonate with a modern audience.
The film is part of the Created Equal Film series from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The Tallahassee showings are a collaboration between the John. G. Riley Museum, the Museum of Florida History, the Florida Historic Capitol Museum and the Knott House Museum. The series is sponsored by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Freedom Riders ties directly into the Civil Rights in the Sunshine State exhibit. People can pre-order lunch from the Egg or bring their own lunches for the noontime discussion in the Gallery for Innovation and the Arts.


850.922.2459


Tallahassee Latin Dance Festival

Tallahassee
Tallahassee Latin Dance Festival is a showcase for latin dance performances, workshops, and social dancing for the entire family. The three day event will feature latin dance lessons, including casino, salsa, mambo, bachata, and cha cha for beginners as well as intermediate and advanced workshops for the more seasoned dancers.

Miriam Watkins, 8503398463, support@tallylatindancefest.com


Emancipation Day —150th Anniversary of Freedom in Florida

May 20, 2015 11:30am

Knott House Museum, Tallahassee
Join the Knott House Museum and the John G. Riley Center for the annual commemoration of the Emancipation Proclamation being announced to Florida. The day of celebration includes a reading of the document, live music, and a free picnic in Lewis Park. Emancipation Day is sponsored by the City of Tallahassee; Hopping, Green, and Sams, P.A.; and Tallahassee Downtown.

850.922.2459