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Community Education: Lap-Band Surgery at Capital Regional Medical Center

Oct 21, 2014 6 p.m.

Thomas University Campus Center Classroom
Community Education Lap-Band Surgery with Roy Schwartz, MD

LAP-BAND® has a proven track record of results that can include long-term weight loss and better health when all other diets have failed. Unlike traditional gastric bypass surgery, LAP-BAND® uses minimally invasive surgical techniques to place a state-of-the-art banding device around the stomach that can be adjusted to fit your lifestyle while helping you achieve better health.

Tues., Oct. 21 at 6 p.m.

Thomas University
Campus Center Classroom
1501 Millpond Rd,
Thomasville, GA 31792

To register: (850) 325-3627


Capital Regional Medical Center


"Seasons of Change" 2014 Annual Conference

Sep 20, 2014 8am-12pm

Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church; 615 Tuskegee Street; Tallahassee, FL 32305
These are exciting, shifting, and confusing times for women and men—in our individual lives, our relationships, the roles we fill, and the expectations we encounter at home, work, and in the world every day. This conference is designed to empower others to reshape their families.

Seasons of Change is an annual conference organized by Croire, Inc, a non-profit organization. This one-day event is designed to empower people and change their lives to positively impact those around them.

This year's conference theme is “Changing the Face/Faith of the Family."

Tyre Sperling
(404) 423-0884



Caribbean Family Cookout

Oct 4, 2014 8:00am to 8:00pm

8701 Salem Road. Havana, FL
A Caribbean Themed Family Fun Day. Live Music on 2 STAGES! Soccer Tournament, Horse Rides, R/C Planes, Petting Zoo, and the BEST Jerk Chicken and Curried Goat around!! And so much more!! Fun ALL DAY AND NIGHT! See more on Instagram CARIBBEANFAMILYCOOKOUT and Facebook Caribbean.Cookout.

Maurice Grant 850-766-3955


Free Bully Prevention Seminar

Sep 20, 2014 10:00 a.m.

Martial Arts Fitness Academy
Learn nonviolent self-defense tactics to prevent bullying in a fun martial arts styled workout! For elementary school students.

Martial Arts Fitness Academy
1891 Capital Circle N.E. Unit 11
Tallahassee, FL 32308
850-329-7643
www.martialartstally.com



Panhandle Archaeological Society at Tallahassee (PAST)

Oct 7, 2014 7:00 PM

B. Calvin Jones Center for Archaeology at the Gov. Martin House, 1001 De Soto Park Dr., Tallahassee.
Join us on Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at 7 P.M., as Dr. Dan Seinfeld presents, “New Insights into the Lake Jackson Mounds.” Recent investigations using Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) have provided new insights into the forms and construction histories of the Lake Jackson Mounds. Findings include the discovery of multiple construction layers and the presence of previously undetected subsurface structures. These discoveries suggest a break from earlier Woodland period mound-building traditions and demonstrate close ties between Lake Jackson and other Mississippian period sites in the southeastern United States. PAST meetings are at the B. Calvin Jones Center for Archaeology at the Gov. Martin House, 1001 De Soto Park Dr., Tallahassee. De Soto Park Dr. is off Lafayette St. between Seminole Dr. and Myers Park Dr. Look for the PAST sign on Lafayette St. on the evening of the meeting.

Tom Baird
850.765.8589
tbaird01@comcast.net



Pavo Haunted House

Oct 10, 2014 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Oct 11, 2014 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Oct 17, 2014 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Oct 18, 2014 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Oct 24, 2014 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Oct 25, 2014 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Oct 31, 2014 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Nov 1, 2014 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Pavo, GA
If you were brave enough to enter last year you don't want to miss this! The entire haunt has been completely torn down and rebuilt! If you have the guts to do it again then COME SEE US but beware, this is a HUGE scream for a tiny town! See pavohauntedhouse.com or facebook for more info.

Sallie Burgess 229-921-3969


Pavo Fall Festival

Nov 1, 2014 5:00 PM

Pavo, GA
Food and fun for the whole family. Games, rides, contests, cake walk, and much more! Vendors Welcome!

BeckyJo Reyes 229-393-4113
Sallie Burgess 229-921-3969



Swamp Gravy: Lost & Found

Oct 3, 2014 Fridays 7:30 Saturdays 2:00 & 5:30

Oct 4, 2014 Fridays 7:30 Saturdays 2:00 & 5:30

Oct 10, 2014 Fridays 7:30 Saturdays 2:00 & 5:30

Oct 11, 2014 Fridays 7:30 Saturdays 2:00 & 5:30

Oct 17, 2014 Fridays 7:30 Saturdays 2:00 & 5:30

Oct 18, 2014 Fridays 7:30 Saturdays 2:00 & 5:30

Oct 24, 2014 Fridays 7:30 Saturdays 2:00 & 5:30

Oct 25, 2014 Fridays 7:30 Saturdays 2:00 & 5:30

Cotton Hall Theater, 158 E Main St, Colquitt, GA 39837
Swamp Gravy: Lost & Found is the newest edition of Georgia's Official Folk Life Play. Swamp Gravy brings to life the humor and drama of true stories of Southwest Georgia, spicing them up with original music and plenty of local talent. Discover that what you're looking for isn't always where you expect to find it with Swamp Gravy: Lost & Found!

Kate Willis, 229-758-5450, info@swampgravy.com, www.swampgravy.com


14th Annual Witches’ Ball “Dark Fantasy”

Oct 18, 2014 8PM to 12:30AM

at the American Legion Hall, 229 Lake Ella Drive, Tallahassee, FL
The 14th Annual Witches’ Ball, sponsored by the Red Hills Pagan Council (RHPC), “Dark Fantasy,” featuring Bedhead Betty.

A portion of the Ball’s proceeds will be donated to support the work of Tallahassee Big Dog Rescue. Bedhead Betty’s well-known style may include anything from “old school, new school, and some cheese” to folk, lounge flavors and soul. The evening’s festivities also include a silent auction, 50-50 drawing, psychic readers and a clandestine costume contest – anonymous judges will roam the room and hand out prizes to adults and children. Representatives from Tallahassee Big Dog Rescue will be on hand to answer questions about their program and adoptions. Light fare will be provided inside the Legion Hall. And local favorite, chef Rebecca Kelly’s Street Chefs food truck will be outside for those with Dragon-sized appetites.
Tickets are $13 at the door; $10 in advance at Athena’s Garden in Railroad Square; or online at www.redhillspagans.org. Children under 12 are free!

Diana Kampert
(850) 212-0145



Free Lunch and Learn

Sep 25, 2014 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Dr. B. L. Perry Library, 2817 South Adams Street, Tallahassee, FL 23201
We are inviting community members from Leon County and other surrounding counties to attend this important event, so please plan to join us. Your attendance and support of the Lunch and Learn Session is essential to building partnerships to support adoption and foster care; especially finding permanent, loving families and homes for children in foster care and strengthening our communities. Children are waiting in Leon county, who need your leadership, guidance and help in finding a family and home to call their own.

Paulette Glover
850/414-5620



Community Seminar

Oct 15, 2014 12 p.m.

2626 Capital Medical Blvd. First floor classroom
Community Seminar with Rodolfo Oviedo, MD - Colon Cancer: Screening and the Role of Surgery.

Wed., Oct. 15 at 12 p.m.

2626 Capital Medical Blvd.
First floor classroom

To register: (850) 325-3627


(850) 325-3627


Physician Chat: Mental Health of the Cancer Patient

Sep 30, 2014 7:15 p.m.

Premier Health & Fitness Center
Please join Dr. Silberman to learn about the psychological issues
facing cancer patients and their families at diagnosis, throughout
and following treatment of cancer.

Jessica Zeigler - 431-5875


Thomas University @ TCC Social Work OPEN HOUSE

Oct 1, 2014 6 P.M. TO 7:30 P.M.

Fine and Performing Arts Center - FPAC104, Tallahassee Community College
Earn a Bachelor of Social Work degree from Thomas University on campus at Tallahassee Community College! Join us for an informational Open House! Refreshments provided!

Rita Gagliano 229.227.6925


Zoobilee

Oct 10, 2014 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Tallahassee Museum
This year the Zoobilee theme is a “Mardi Gras Masquerade” and will take place Friday, October 10 from 7 – 10 p.m. Enjoy live music, local eats, and an open bar!*

* Must be 21+ to attend

Amber Smalley, (850) 575-8684


St. John COGIC Annual Fall Festival and Community Bazaar

Oct 4, 2014 9 a.m. to around 4 p.m.

Quincy, FL
The community event features free activities for the youth, including a moonwalk, slide, and other games. Come out and enjoy the fall festivities. Bring your lawn or sports chair, sit back, and relax with live music, delicious food for sale (free food for kids in the youth section) and lots of family fun!
The free all day PRAISE CONCERT, outside festival style, will include various talents such as singing, instrumental, dancing, rapping, miming, stepping, spoken word/poetry, and comedy. Come share your Christian talent at the Open Mic from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Youth/collegiate/adult choirs and praise teams, as well as individual artists and groups are invited.
The HEALTH AND WELLNESS FAIR will include free glucose and blood pressure checks, diabetes awareness, and HIV/AIDS awareness and education.
The COMMUNITY BAZAAR showcases nonprofit organizations, crafts, tasty food, merchandise, and yard sale must-haves from community residents and businesses. For profit vendor space is $25.
Don’t miss out on delicious, mouth-watering food! The church’s fried fish sandwiches and smoked turkey legs are the best around. Other food for sale will include chicken and rice, nachos, hot wings, fries, funnel cakes, and cold drinks.
Please note: in case of rain, the fall festival events will move inside the church.


The church is located at 3490 Bainbridge Highway, Quincy, Florida. For more information, email info@stjohncogicquincy.org or contact Ceci Bell at 850-212-5730. Visit the church website for details at http://www.stjohncogicquincy.org/.


Membership Retreat & Wine Reception

Sep 24, 2014 5:00pm to 7:30pm

John G. Riley Center/Museum - 419 East Jefferson Street, Tallahassee, FL, 32301
We at the John Gilmore Riley Center/Museum are grateful to have this opportunity to reconnect with you as we prepare to embark on an exciting new program year!

The Annual Membership Meeting will convene on Wednesday, September 24, 2014 from 5:00 to 5:30 p.m. The purpose of this Annual Meeting is to elect members to the Board of Directors and to attend to such other business as may properly be brought before the membership. The meeting is free and open to the public.

The Annual Membership Meeting will be followed by a Membership Retreat & Wine Reception from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. We want to personally thank all of our members for their continued support of our mission to educate, archive, and illuminate the legacy of Mr. Riley and the Smokey Hollow Community. The event will also feature a live jazz band, an array of delightful wine, cheese and hors devours, and culminate with the unveiling of the new interactive, touch-screen kiosk exhibit that digitally captures the rich history of the Smokey Hollow Community.
Both events will be held at the NEW Riley Visitor Center (adjacent to) the historic Riley House Museum located at 419 East Jefferson Street. Free parking is available in the parking lot at West Pensacola and South Meridian Streets (south side of the Riley House) and there is on-street parking as well (no meter feed after 5 p.m.).

The Board & Staff of the John G. Riley Center/Museum cordially invite you to join them to let us show you how much you are appreciated. We encourage you to bring a non-member to the event and assist in increasing awareness of one of Tallahassee’s greatest cultural gems!

We appreciate your partnership with the John G. Riley Center/Museum, and hope that this is the first step in allowing us to continue working together to preserve a legacy of community action and history in Tallahassee.

SPECIAL ACKNOWLEDGEMENT: In celebration of John Gilmore Riley’s 157th Birthday (September 24, 1857) the occasion will also kick off our annual membership drive. These programs and all of the fun and education that they represent are what make the Riley Museum such a cultural gem and one worth the renewed effort to support. Your tax-deductible contribution of $20 for students/seniors, $30 for individuals, $40 for families, and $100 for contributors will produce meaningful change and sustained outreach to underserved communities.

Thank you for your generous support during the year and we look forward to seeing you on September 24, 2014!

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


Big Bend Hospice 6 Week Grief Support Group

Sep 18, 2014 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Sep 25, 2014 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Oct 2, 2014 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Oct 9, 2014 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Oct 16, 2014 6:00pm - 7:30pm

1723 Mahan Center Blvd.Tallahassee, FL 32308
The 6-week Grief Support Group support is for anyone who is grieving the death of a loved one. These services are available to anyone in the community, free of charge. The session is from September 11th - October 16th.

Pam Mezzina
850-878-5310



Leon County EMS Child Seat Checkpoint

Sep 17, 2014 3 p.m. - 7 p.m.

2280 Miccosukee Rd. Corner of Blair Stone Rd and Miccosukee Rd.Tallahassee, Fl. 32308
Leon County EMS certified child passenger safety seat technicians will provide hands-on car seat inspections for free. Child must be present for seat inspection. A limited number of car seats will be available for those in need. Make sure your child is in the appropriate car seat and properly installed – every trip, every time!

Capt. Sally Davis
850-606-2100



Tallahassee Walk Like MADD

Apr 18, 2014 9:30 am - 12 (noon)

FSU Ogelsby Union, 75 N Woodward Ave, Tallahassee, FL 32306
We walk to end drunk driving.

Will you take up the fight by joining us at Walk Like MADD?

WALK LIKE MADD is your chance to do something about drunk driving in our community. This year, thousands of people in over 60 cities around the nation will participate in 5k events to eliminate drunk driving from our roadways.

You can help MADD eliminate drunk driving by signing up for a Walk Like MADD event near you as a walker, team captain, or volunteer. You can even be involved without attending the event by signing up as a virtual walker or making a donation to another walker or team.


Heather Peeples
850-681-0061
northwest.fl@madd.org



Using Newspapers for Family History Research

Sep 28, 2014 1:30pm to 3:30pm

LeRoy Collins Public Library, 200 W. Park Ave, Tallahassee, Fla. 32301
Join the Tallahassee Genealogical Society for a presentation by Robin Collins, providing “oodles” of resources (both online and in repositories) for locating your ancestors and family members through historical newspapers. Articles can range from birth, marriage, anniversary and family reunion announcements, to names of guests, court docket lists, “newsworthy” accidents and, of course, obituaries.
http://talgensoc.com

Jay P. Collins, 850-942-5908, vpprograms@talgensoc.com


“Brick and Mortar” Resources for Family History Research

Oct 1, 2014 12:30 PM – 2 PM

Eastside Branch Library, 1583 Pedrick Road, Tallahassee FL 32317
In celebration of Family History Month (October), the Tallahassee Genealogical Society will present “Brick & Mortar” Resources. In Tallahassee you probably drive by the courthouse, a library, or a college campus every day! Although the internet has become a favorite resource for research, it's estimated that only about 10% of source documents can currently be found online. We will provide you a list of local resources to visit (or contact), to enhance your search for documents about your family members. http://talgensoc.com

Jay P. Collins, 850-942-5908, vpprograms@talgensoc.com


2014 SICKLE CELL-A-BRATION BENEFIT CONCERT

Sep 21, 2014 6:30 p.m.

Love and Faith Community Church, 1410 E. Indianhead Drive, Tallahasseem FL
Benefit Concert - Featuring local Artists - Anita Franklin, Mich'ele Barrington, Patrice Minor-Floyd, Metropolitan Cathedral of Truth Praise Alive Choir and Dance Ministry, and much more! Hosted by Drs. Kennith and Helena Barrington and Metropolitan Cathedral of Truth in partnership with Pastor Lamar Simmons and Love and Faith Community Church. Admission is Free. Offering will be received. All Proceeds will benefit the Sickle Cell Foundation of the Big Bend.

(850) 539-1690


FAMILY AND FRIENDS DAY

Sep 21, 2014 9:45 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.

Metropolitan Cathedral of Truth, 1110 Rich Bay Road, Havana, FL 32333
Sunday School 9:45 am
Worship Service 11:00 am
Fellowship Dinner After Service

(850) 539-1690
www.metrocathedraloftruth.com



Car Seat Safety Check

Sep 20, 2014 9/20/2014

Studstill Firm, LLP, 311 N. Patterson Street, Valdosta, GA 31601
Valdosta, GA ---- On September 20, 2014 the public is invited to attend a free car seat check event sponsored by Studstill Firm, LLP and Safe Kids Lowndes (non-profit organization)


Car Seat Safety Facts:
Unfortunately, motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death among kids 1 to 19. More than 70% of car seats are not used or installed correctly, and most parents don’t even realize it!

For parents that don’t know how to install a car seat, or who want to find out if their seat is safe, various organizations across the U.S. are hosting free child safety seat check events across the nation on National Seat Check Saturday (Saturday, September 20, 2014). During this free car seat check, trained technicians teach parents how to properly install and use their car seats. By simply learning how to correctly use car seats, parents can reduce their child’s risk of death by as much as 71%.

In Georgia, the law states that children must use at least a booster seat until they are either 8 years old or at least 4 feet, 9 inches tall. This is because children are usually between 8 and 12 years old when the car’s seat belt begins to fit them properly.

National Child Passenger Safety Week (September 14-20) is dedicated to ensuring parents know exactly how to keep little ones safe on the road.

During the week of September 14-20, 2014, events are being held across the country to help parents learn how to protect their children in a car.

The Car Seat Safety Check Event in Valdosta, GA:
The attorneys at the Studstill Firm, LLP and Safe Kids Lowndes are hosting a Car Seat Check event at the Studstill Firm, LLP office in downtown Valdosta, Georgia on Saturday, September 20, 2014. Trained safety seat inspectors will be on hand from 10 am – 12 noon to help parents check to be sure that their seats are the right size for their child and that they are installed safely.

The event on Saturday, September 20th is being held in connection with National Car Seat Check Saturday, and is sponsored by Studstill Firm, LLP and Safe Kids Lowndes, a non-profit group dedicated to reducing childhood injuries and led by the Lowndes County Sheriffs Office. Certified car seat inspectors who are trained to spot problems with car seats and to help parents install them properly will be on site from 10 am – 12 noon. The event is free and open to the public and there will be balloons and activities for children.

Sponsors:
Safe Kids Lowndes is the Lowndes County coalition of Safe Kids Worldwide – a global non-profit organization dedicated to preventing and reducing the number of childhood injuries through safety initiatives.

Studstill Firm, LLP injury lawyers are dedicated to helping families move forward after an accident.

Contact Information:
For more information on the event, you can go to www.studstillfirm.com/carseat and click on the link at the top of the page, or contact Haynes Studstill at (229) 247-2299.

What: Car Seat Check
When: Saturday, September 20, 2014 10:00 am – 12:00 noon
Where: Studstill Firm, LLP 311 N. Patterson St., Valdosta, GA 31601
Sponsored by: Studstill Firm, LLP; Safe Kids Lowndes (non-profit); Lowndes
County Sheriffs Office; Georgia State Patrol
Cost: Free and open to the public
Contact: Haynes Studstill (229) 247-2299


Amanda Stripling



New Moon Night Zip

Sep 24, 2014 7:30pm

Tallahassee Museum 3945 Museum Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32310
Register for our New Moon Night Zip Line experience! Tree To Tree Adventures’ Night Tours are a very exciting way to experience the Soaring Cypress zip line course in the dark. Grab your headlamps and zip through the tree-tops while conquering aerial obstacles and soaring over the cypress swamp. - See more at: http://tallahasseemuseum.org/calendar/#sthash.UiIkpAqe.dpuf

Tallahassee Museum
8505758684



TYO Fall Concert

Nov 2, 2014 3 PM to 5PM

Opperman Music Hall, Tallahassee FL
Join the TYO for their first concert of the season! Ensembles of talented young musicians will perform a variety of music including classical, folk, bluegrass, and popular music styles for an afternoon of musical delights.

Caitlin L. Bishop


Women's Conference 2014

Sep 18, 2014 - Sep 20, 2014 9.18 & 19 @ 6:30p 9.20 @ 8:00a - 1:00p & 6:30p

Jerusalem M.B. Church of Tallahassee - 2015 Lake Bradford Rd., 32310
This year’s conference is deemed to inspire, motivate, break yolks, and encourage you as you experience and embrace your appointed divine Healing!
Our worship and fellowship will be filled with prayers, praise, song, and dance! This conference is exceptional, because the primary focus is to address and discuss real issues, real concerns of real women and young girls. We will have numerous testimonies from women who have overcome physical, mental, and sexual abuse, divorce, financial struggles, rejection, and etc. Additionally, we have scheduled anointed motivational speakers that will speak life into any painful situation by the Spirit of God. We are expecting a high-time in the Lord!


Min. Roshunda Macon - 574-6929 (church office), 321-5719 (cell)


Wells Fargo "Boots & Shoot" to benefit Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

Sep 26, 2014 7 p.m.

Honey Lake Plantation in Greenville, FL
Honey Lake Style BBQ, the MIchael Miller Band, Guest Speakers and Silent Auction

Please pregister @: nfl.cff.org/aimhoneylake
or call Bill Chesney
850-228-6096



Inaugural Mickey Andrews AIM FOR A CURE to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

Sep 27, 2014 8 a.m.

Honey Lake Plantation in Greenville, Fl
Sporting Clay Tournament

nfl.cff.org/aimhoneylake or call Bill Chesney @
850-228-6096



Annual Author Event Featuring NY Times Best Selling Author, Valerie Plame

Oct 9, 2014 7:30 p.m.

Turnbull Conference Center, 555 W. Pensacola St., Tallahassee, FL 32306
Friends of the Library welcomes you to join us at our Annual Author Event with New York Times best selling author, Valerie Plame. She is the author of "Fair Game: My Life as a Spy, My Betrayal by the White House." Her book has since been made into a major motion picture starring Sean Penn and Naomi Watts.

Tickets are $50 and proceeds will benefit the Leon County library system.

Susan Jefferson, 850.915.1670,
FriendsoftheLibraryTally@gmail.com



Art Fest

Oct 5, 2014 12:00 noon - 5pm

3686 Woodville Hwy
Art Fest with over 50 local artisans; free food; live music; creative costume contest; discounts; meet the artists

Anita Harndon
850-443-4466



Fit&Functional Open House

Sep 13, 2014 10:30am-12pm

2030-6 Thomasville Road, Tallahassee, FL 32308
Bring your family and friends to Fit&Functional's open house on Saturday, September 13 to learn about personal training, nutrition, goal setting, wellness, and stretching. Refreshments and door prizes will be available!

Sherman Rosier; www.fitfunctional.com; (850)668-4383


Yard Sale, Benefits Old Time Dance

Sep 27, 2014 8am - 2pm

310 N. Dellview Dr.
Tallahassee Community Friends of Old Time Dance Fundraiser yard sale.

Mary Allgire
421-1559



National Public Lands Day-Natural Bridge Battlefield Historic State Park

Sep 27, 2014 9a-12p

7502 Natural Bridge Road Tallahassee, Florida 32305
The Department of Environmental Protection’s Natural Bridge Battlefield Historic State Park invites you to take part in National Public Lands Day. The public is invited to work with Park Rangers and the Natural Bridge Historical Society, Inc., the park's Citizen Support Organization, in cleaning up the St. Marks River Sink and surrounding park lands. As water flows underground, trash and other debris that flow downriver from upstream collects within the park's waters. Click on website for info.


Terri Messler
Terri.Messler@dep.state.fl.us
(850) 925-6216



National Public Lands Day and International Coastal Cleanup

Sep 20, 2014 9a-12p

148 Old Fort Rd. St Marks, 32355
The Department of Environmental Protection’s San Marcos de Apalache Historic State Park invites you to take part in the National Public Lands Day and International Coastal Cleanup. The public is invited to work with Park Rangers, the Parrothead Club of Tallahassee, and Keep Wakulla County Beautiful to clean up along the shores of the St. Marks and Wakulla rivers and surrounding park lands. Participants may bring a personally-owned kayak or canoe if they wish. Please wear clothes that you are comfortable getting wet and dirty. Volunteers should bring a hat and sunscreen and wear closed-toed or water shoes. Garbage bags, gloves, insect repellent and water will be provided. A short interpretive tour detailing the history of the site and discussing its natural and cultural resources will be provided prior to beginning the cleanup.

http://www.floridastateparks.org/sanmarcos/events.cfm?viewevent=12576#12576
Contact: Terri Messler 850-925-6216
terri.messler@dep.state.fl.us



International Archaeological Day

Oct 25, 2014 10a-4p

148 Old Fort Rd. St Marks, 32355
The Department of Environmental Protection’s San Marcos de Apalache Historic State Park and the National Park Service's Southeast Archeological Center will be celebrating International Archaeology Day. This year's celebration will focus on the Civil War Era in North Florida. Events include presentations by archaeologists  family-friendly kids activities such as Native American pottery making, flint knapping and hands-on activities for all ages. Local historians will talk about the impressive history of the park in the Museum and Civil War Reenactors will provide Living History Demonstrations. The International Archaeology Day Event is being held in conjunction with the City of St. Marks' Annual Stone Crab Festival which takes place in historic downtown St. Marks. See the Stone Crab Festival announcement for more details. The St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge is also hosting its 26th Monarch Butterfly Festival on the same day. So come on down to St. Marks and spend the day.


http://www.floridastateparks.org/sanmarcos/events.cfm?viewevent=12576#12576
Contact: Terri Messler 850-925-6216
terri.messler@dep.state.fl.us



Cheeps Boutique

Sep 19, 2014 - Sep 21, 2014 Sept. 19, 6pm-9pm Sept. 20-21, 8am-5pm

2131 Jackson Bluff Rd (old Salvation Army bldg)
Goose Creek Wildlife Sanctuary annual re-sale boutique, with lots of furniture, jewelry, antiques, art, electronics, holiday decorations, and much more!

Shelby Bush
954-551-9677



Art Fest

Oct 5, 2014 12:00 noon - 5pm

3686 Woodville Hwy
Art Fest with over 50 local artisans; free food; live music; creative costume contest; discounts; meet the artists

Anita Harndon
850-443-4466



Fundraiser yard sale for Old Time Dance

Sep 27, 2014 8am - 3pm

310 N. Dellview Dr.
Tallahassee Friends of Old Time Dance is holding a Yard Sale fundraiser on saturday, Sept. 27 with a wide variety of household items, books, and who knows what all. Come Support us, and come to one of our dances at the Senior Citizens Center - a family friendly event open to all in the community, dances held twice a month on Friday evenings.

Mary Allgire
850-421-1559



Physician Chat: Signs of a Heart Rhythm Problem

Sep 16, 2014 7:15 p.m.

Premier Health & Fitness Center
Many Americans, young and old, may have a heart that sometimes beats
too fast or too slow and not realize they have a heart rhythm problem.
Left untreated, this can lead to stroke, heart failure and more. Join
Dr. Farhat Khairallah, an electrophysiologist at Tallahassee
Memorial, to learn the types of heart rhythm
disorders, signs and symptoms to look for
and tips on what to avoid.

Jessica Zeigler - 850.431.5875


10th Annual Tallahassee All Car Club Show & Shine

Oct 11, 2014 9:00am - 2:00pm

Tallahassee Antique Car Museum Off I-10 Exit: 209 & Mahan Drive
Show Vehicles please bring a stuffed animal for FHP!
Cars, Trucks & Motorcycles are Welcome!
Food & Drinks will be available - Free Vendor Space
Donations, Auction & Raffle Items for Be The Solution, Inc.
For more info visit www.panhandleponies.com

Bern Pearson, bernpearson@hotmail.com, 850-445-0357


Relentless Conference 2014

Oct 9, 2014 - Oct 11, 2014 Oct. 9-11

1110-I Capital Circle NE Tallahassee, FL
Hosted by the International House of Prayer Tallahassee. Join with us at the free Relentless Conference 2014, for times of extended worship and prayer, preaching, impartation and commissioning, and prophetic ministry to encounter Jesus and respond to His purposes in the earth today. Let us believe together for another Jesus Movement to come to America and the nations in this hour! Speakers include Dick Eastman, with Every Home For Christ; Winky Pratney; Matt Lockett director of Bound4LIFE and the Justice House of Prayer DC; Brian Kim with Luke 18 Project; Randy Martinez, Executive Director of the Fredericksburg Prayer Furnace and Pastor at Awakening Community Church.
Register today at ihoptlh.org/relentless

Evan Olsen, info@ihoptlh.org, (850) 906-9170


DoveTales

Oct 24, 2014 7-10 pm

American Legion Hall, Tallahassee, FL
An evening of unique storytelling featuring 8 local storytellers to delight. All proceeds support Lee's Place nonprofit grief, loss, and trauma therapy services.

Beth Tedio
850-841-7733
http://leesplace.org/dovetales-2014



Turtle Talk - Read With A Ranger

Sep 14, 2014 12:00 p.m.

St George Island State Park, East Slough Pavilion, 1900 East Gulf Beach Dr, St George Island, Fl 32328
The Department of Environmental Protection’s Dr. Julian G. Bruce St. George Island State Park will host a literacy event and turtle talk. Calling all kids to the East Slough Pavilion. Bring a picnic lunch and read a book with a ranger. We will be reading I'll Follow The Moon by Stephanie Lisa Tara and learning about sea turtles. Participants should bring drinking water, snack, sunscreen and bug spray.

Tiffany Vickery 850-927-2111


Chrome Divas of Tallahassee 13th Annual Breast Cancer Poker Run

Oct 12, 2014 First bike out at 9:30am

Tallahassee, Floirda
The Chrome Diva Poker Run will benefit breast health services at A Woman’s Place at
Tallahassee Memorial. Funds raised from this annual event provide breast prosthetics, clothing
and education to breast cancer survivors who have undergone mastectomies or other breast
surgeries and who otherwise would not be able to afford these services.

Pat Kossman, Director,
Chrome Divas of Tallahassee at 850-926-3875



Conley Yellow Jacket SWARM

Oct 18, 2014 Saturday, October 18, 2014

Conley School @ SouthWood
On Saturday, October 18, 2014, Conley Elementary School at SouthWood will be hosting it's 4th Annual Conley Yellow Jacket Swarm. This event will feature a 10K race, a 5K race, and 1 mile fun run/walk throughout the beautiful neighborhood streets of SouthWood.

To join the SWARM, sign up here: http://raceit.com/search3/event.aspx?id=28887

Marlo Fulton
marlohfulton@embarqmail.com



Springtime Tallahassee Festival

Mar 27, 2015 - Mar 28, 2015 March 27th 5:30pm-10:00pm March 28th 9am-5pm

Tallahassee, FL
Please join us to experience true Southern hospitality with one of the largest and most celebrated parades and festivals in the southeast. Come experience the Kleman Plaza Music Festival Friday Night featuring national entertainment acts. In addition to the Grand Parade, enjoy the famous Jubilee in the Park featuring hand crafted items, a Children’s Park, and local entertainment stages on Saturday. It’s no wonder our little event has grown to attract over 200,000 attendees.

For more information, visit www.springtimetallahassee.com.

Blake Moore
(850)224-5012
staff@springtimetallahassee.com



The Melting Pot Celebrates 35th Anniversary of Landmark Tallahassee, Fla. Restaurant With Special Limited-Time Menu Supporting Florida Charity

Sep 7, 2014 - Sep 21, 2014 9/7/14 - 9/21/14

Tallahassee
In honor of this milestone, the Tallahassee restaurant, today located at 2727 N Monroe St., will feature a special anniversary menu supporting the Children’s Home Society of Florida from Sept. 7-21. The Melting Pot of Tallahassee will offer guests a special four-course menu, which includes cheese fondue, salad, a chef-selected entrée and chocolate fondue for $35. To give back to the community while celebrating this occasion, the restaurant will donate $5 from each dinner ordered from the special

The Melting Pot
2727 N Monroe St
Tallahassee, FL
32303
(850) 386-7440



First Commerce Credit Union To Host Free Homebuyer Workshop

Sep 20, 2014 8:30 am - 12:30 pm

First Commerce Credit Union, 2073 Summit Lake Drive, Tallahassee,FL 32317
This workshop will help guide first-time homebuyers or those who would like a refresher through what to expect in the process. Topics will include getting prepared for an application, getting pre-approved, working with a Realtor®, how to find your dream home, reviewing a Contract for Purchase, and what to expect at closing, as well as a question-and-answer session. In addition, First Commerce has a special offer for Homebuyer Workshop attendees - $700 off closing costs of any mortgage if you apply online by October 31, 2014.* We have competitive rates and a quick online application process.
The workshop will be held Saturday, September 20, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the First Commerce Credit Union Administrative Facility in the Summit East Office Complex (on Highway 90, just east of I-10 exit 209B) at 2073 Summit Lake Drive.
Space is limited so reserve your seat online at: www.eventbrite.com/e/fccu-free-home-buyer-workshop-tickets-12785003289
or by calling (850) 488-0035, ext. 1027.


Mark Pease
850-488-0035x1251



The Deer Run Race For Education

Nov 1, 2014 5K start 8am, 1M start 9am

Deerlake Middle School
A great community and family event at Deerlake Middle School.

Kim Damron
850-228-3470



Dinner at the Square: Who Stole the American Dream?

Oct 28, 2014 5:30-7:30 PM

St. John’s Episcopal Church, 211 N. Monroe St. downtown Tallahassee
Hedrick Smith, Pulitzer Prize-winning former New York Times reporter and editor and Emmy award-winning producer/correspondent, has established himself over the past 50 years as one of America’s premier journalists. His current best-seller, “Who Stole the American Dream” is a startling and revealing portrait of the past 30 years of U.S. political and economic history, hailed both for its compelling stories and ”brilliant analysis.” Join us to hear his insights.

Christine J. White, The Village Square
christine@tothevillagesquare.org
(850) 590-6646
http://tallahassee.tothevillagesquare.org



"Saving Wakulla Springs" Overland Tour

Sep 20, 2014 8:00AM - Noon

Oct 18, 2014 8:00AM - Noon

Nov 15, 2014 8:00AM - Noon

Dec 20, 2014 8:00AM - Noon

Tallahassee to Wakulla Springs
How can YOU help save our precious Wakulla Springs? Take the guided overland tour of the Wakulla Springs Basin and follow the journey of water as it flows underground from Tallahassee through the longest and deepest cave system in the world to Wakulla Springs. Tour led by Florida springs expert, Jim Stevenson, retired chief naturalist of Florida’s state parks for 20 years. Car caravan tour departs from the TCC parking lot and ends at Wakulla Springs State Park with 9 stops of interest along the way including lakes, sinkholes and the wastewater treatment plant. Proceeds to benefit two local non-profit organizations working to protect Wakulla Springs. $18 per person. Student discount available. Spaces limited. Registration required @ www.PalmettoExpeditions.com or 850-926-3376

Palmetto Expeditions, 850-926-3376 (public), 850-556-4249 (private), www.PalmettoExpeditions.com


Dinner at the Square: American Values in the Age of Hyper-Partisanship

Jan 27, 2014 5:30-7:30 PM

St. John’s Episcopal Church 211 N. Monroe St. downtown Tallahassee
Founder and President of the Institute for American Values, a New York City based think tank focused on rebuilding civil society, David Blankenhorn has spent his career thinking creatively and provoking constructive discourse about some of the most important and controversial cultural issues of our time. As we find ourselves increasingly locked down inside ideological camps, David defies categories, crosses boundaries, and offers fresh and compelling thinking where we seem most stuck. Our discussion will be wide-ranging and free-wheeling and will focus not just on problems (like hyper-partisanship) but also on solutions (like how to build stronger communities). Facilitated by his long-time friend and Village Square Board Member Bill Mattox, if you’re tired of thinking inside the box then this one’s for you.

Tickets are $27 each through January 23 (or $50 for a couple), and $35 per ticket after if tickets are still available.

For more information or to purchase tickets:
http://wiki.tothevillagesquare.org/x/eIGTAQ

Christine J. White, The Village Square
christine@tothevillagesquare.org
(850) 590-6646
http://tallahassee.tothevillagesquare.org



Dinner at the Square: Faith vs. Science

Apr 21, 2015 5:30-7:30 PM

St. John’s Episcopal Church, 211 N. Monroe St. downtown Tallahassee
There are few areas of the culture war with deeper and more consequential divisions than the ongoing clash between faith and science. And just like with our other divisions, we’re having difficulty navigating the complexities of both faith and science without falling into our angry tribes (tribes that diminish either faith or science). Rather than having an ongoing conversation of substance about how to apply our exploding understanding of the world around us to solve problems, our communication descends into name-calling and made-up “facts” that support what we want to believe is true (but isn’t necessarily). People of faith feel attacked and marginalized in a world where rapid scientific and technological advancements seem to outpace our ability to use them wisely. Join us.

Speakers:
Harrison Prosper, Ph.D., FSU Department of Physics
Mike McHargue AKA “Science Mike”

Tickets are $27 each through April 17 (or $50 for a couple), and $35 per ticket after if tickets are still available.

For more information or to purchase tickets:
http://wiki.tothevillagesquare.org/x/eoGTAQ

Christine J. White, The Village Square
christine@tothevillagesquare.org
(850) 590-6646
http://tallahassee.tothevillagesquare.org



Holy Comforter Episcopal School Lecture Series

Oct 2, 2014 7:00pm

2001 Fleischmann Road, Tallahassee, FL 32308
Please join us for our next lecture featuring Motivational Speaker, Paralympic Athlete, Author, Adventurer, and TV Personality Chris Waddell on October 2, 2014 at 7:00pm in the school's Student Center. Chris Waddell will present “It’s not what happens to you; it’s what you do with what happens to you.” Chris speaks to the resilience of the human condition, with topics ranging from leadership to adversity to quality of life.

Holly Wilbourn, 850-383-1007


Big Bend Chamber of Commerce Inaugural Minority Business Awards Gala

Oct 24, 2014 7-10 p.m.

FSU University Center Grand Ballroom Tallahassee, FL 32306
This signature event will be an evening of honor and elegance recognizing the achievements of North Florida’s top minority and women-owned businesses, dynamic industry leaders and major corporations that are committed to supplier diversity.

Jennifer Fennell. (850)222-3767


Growing Herbs

Sep 27, 2014 10:00am to 12:00pm

Tallahassee Museum 3945 Museum Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32310
The right plant, the right place, and the right season all play a role in successfully growing herbs in North Florida. Come and learn the many types of herbs you can grow in your garden this fall! Samples will be available for tasting and smelling, and participants will plant a few seeds of their own to take home.

Tallahassee Museum 8505758684



Boy Scouts of America, Super Clays Invitational

Sep 27, 2014 8 am - 2pm

Magnolia Farm Plantation,
A unique Sporting Clays Event in North Florida. Come shoot in style at the Magnolia Farm Plantation's Virtual Dove Shoot! The funds raised from the event will benefit the programs and camps provided to over 2,500 Scouts across North Florida and South Georgia.

Boy Scouts of America
850-576-4146 ext.112



Ronnie Mac Poker Run

Sep 13, 2014 First bike out at 11. Last bike in at 4

Shuckers Oyster Bar 4806 Jackson Cove Road, Tallahassee, Fl 32303
A poker run and all proceeds go to Florida Disabled Outdoors

Johnny Taylor 562-0944


Celebrate Constitution Day in Tallahassee

Sep 16, 2014 7:00 pm until 8:15 pm

The Challenger Learning Center Planetarium Tallahassee
Join JMI on Sept. 16, 2014 (Constitution Day-Eve) from 7-8:15 PM for a presentation titled “Is the Constitution Liberal, Conservative or Neither?” Our speaker’s answer may surprise you. We will also be awarding Eva Baker, creator of TeensGotCents.com with the JMI Preston A. Wells, Jr. Student Award. Additionally, students who attend will have a chance to win $100. This event is free with RSVP. Visit http://bit.ly/Sept162014 to save your seat! - See more at: http://www.jamesmadison.org/press-room/youre-invited-celebrate-constitution-day-in-tallahassee.html#sthash.rdaIj98w.dpuf

Alyssa Gill
(850) 386-3131
agill@jamesmadison.org



Walk to Remember

Oct 16, 2014 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

St. Paul's United Methodist Church
Walk to Remember is held to commemorate National Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness Day in October. The evening includes a reception for the families, and a non-denominational program of inspiring words, blessings, and music. A candlelit walk around Lake Ella concludes the program. There will be food and beverages, and childcare is provided.

Kristina Abernathy, Community Liaison
(850) 488-0288 ext. 102



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


“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



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 Golf Club. 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


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



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



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



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


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



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


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