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Macy's Friends and Family event

Dec 3, 2014 Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Macy's Governors Square mall
It's that time again. Save 25% during Macy's Friends and Family Event. The event begins Wednesday, December 3, 2014. Take 25% off your favorite designer brands such as Calvin Klein, Michael Kors, Nine West and many more. Stop by the Macy's at Governors Square mall to start pre-selling for the event today!

Crystal Fields, Crystal.l.fields@Macys.com, 850.325.2800 ext. 2552


Tallahassee Genealogical Society monthly meeting

Nov 23, 2014 1:30pm

LeRoy Collins Public Library, 200 W. Park Ave, Tallahassee, Fla. 32301
Jay Collins will discuss why search engines return the results they do, and don’t return the results they don’t. He will explain what OCR is, how it works, and how it impacts your genealogy research on the web.

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


13th Annual Wakulla Toy Run

Nov 30, 2014 Leaves at 12:30

St. Marks
The Iron Ravens, along with the St. Marks Fire Department are please to sponsor the 13th Annual Wakulla Toy Run benefiting the children of St. Marks & Wakulla County.

TJ Edwards (850) 69=88-4110


C. P. E. Bach at 300 Festival

Nov 21, 2014 - Nov 22, 2014 Nov. 21-23, 2014

FSU College of Music and St. John's Episcopal Church, Tallahassee; please see website for full schedule.
The “C. P. E Bach at 300 Festival” features three days of concerts and lectures that celebrate the life, music, and influence of Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, Johann Sebastian Bach’s fifth child, born 300 years ago in 1714. The festival is presented through a partnership with the FSU College of Music, Musicology area and Early Music Ensembles, with the Tallahassee Bach Parley.

Valerie Arsenault: http://www.tallahasseebachparley.org or 850-224-8025.


H3 Honors

Dec 6, 2014 7:00 pm

Capital Circle Inn & Suites/Mainstay 1978 Village Green Way Tallahassee, FL 32308
Charity Gala honoring survivor of Domestic Violence

El'Lise Bethel
850-583-1724
highhealedhearts@gmail.com



Chaires Capitola Little League Family Fun Day

Nov 23, 2014 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Chaires Community Center


- home-run derbys broken down by age group
- pitch-hit-and run competition
- other fun drills, competitions
Free Hot Dogs and Chips while supplies last





Chaires Capitola Little League
www.chairesll.com
591-9387



Stephen Foster Festival of Lights

Dec 5, 2014 - Dec 31, 2014 5 pm to 9 pm nightly

Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park 11016 Lillian Saunders Drive White Springs FL 32096
STATE PARK TO CELEBRATE FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS
-State park holiday celebration features more than four million lights-

WHITE SPRINGS – The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park will host the 20th annual Festival of Lights, displaying more than five million lights throughout the park, Dec. 5-31, 2014. The park will be open each evening until 9 p.m.

Named a Top 20 Event in the Southeastern United States, visitors can enjoy award-winning holiday sights and sounds throughout the park. Unique holiday light displays include majestic oak trees decorated with thousands of lights, an antebellum Museum dressed in full holiday splendor, a gingerbread village, a candy cane forest, the North Pole with Santa’s workshop and much more.

Cousin Thelma Boltin’s Gift Shop will be open everyday from noon until 9 p.m. Complimentary hot cocoa and popcorn are served nightly as the Craft Square comes alive with craft demonstrations, a bonfire, marshmallow roasting and holiday singing for everyone.

Visitors can experience a “flurry” of fun in our winter wonderland! Weather reports predict a chance of snow flurries every evening on the hour and giant snow families have been spotted in the area watching holiday films! Don’t forget to stop by the North Pole to visit with Santa! This year the North Pole has a new location near the Gingerbread Village and will include Santa’s workshop for great ‘Make and Take’ activities!

The Lake City Train Club will have one of the largest portable train structures in North Florida in our auditorium for the Festival! The layout consists of 400 feet of track with 150 vehicles, 50 buildings and 1,000 feet of wire. It is 30 feet long and 20 feet wide with a surface of 600 square feet! The display depicts the years of 1930 to 1965 and most of the town is patterned after Lake City as it was in1949. Truly wonderful craftsmanship and a sight to see!

The entrance fee for this event is $3 per person, children 3 and under are free. The park will be a drive through only on December 24th and closed the evening of December 25th. The Festival of Lights is sponsored by the Stephen Foster Citizens Support Organization, and made possible by the generous support of numerous local individuals and businesses.

For more information, visit www.FloridaStateParks.org/StephenFoster

This event will take place:
Dec. 5-31, 2014
Drive through only Dec. 24, 2014
Closed Christmas night, Dec. 25, 2014
Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park
11016 Lillian Saunders Drive
White Springs, Florida 32096
(Located on US 41, three miles from I-75 and nine miles from I-10)



(386) 397-2733


MANAGEURMIC PRODUCTIONS AND DONNELL DAVIS PRESENTS: COUPLES THERAPY & SINGLES NIGHT OUT “ GOSPEL EDITION” STRAIGHT CHURCHIN

Nov 30, 2012 7:00p.m. to 10:00p.m.

Nefetari's Located at 812 Macomb Street.
TALLAHASSEE FLORIDA ARE YOU READY MANAGEURMIC PRODUCTIONS AND DONNELL DAVIS PRESENTS: COUPLES THERAPY & SINGLES NIGHT OUT “ GOSPEL EDITION” STRAIGHT CHURCHIN
Donnell Davis & Maximum Treble Band Performing Live at Nefetari's Located at 812 Macomb Street.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. show starts at 7:00 p.m.
Headlining: Comedian WHODI from Mississippi, Comedian Licita Sweetbabykita Cromer from Carolina
Host: Comedian Spunky Robinson from Miami, FL..
Tickets are on sale at:
NEFETARI'S
Leola’s Crab Shack at 716 w Orange Avenue.
Or call (850) 320.8447 for more information!
Tickets 10.00 advance 15.00 at the door See you there!!!!
Sponsored by Leola’s Crab Shack, Tallahassee Ford Lincoln, Boddie Family Catering-Delivery

For Tickets Call CEO Manageurmic Productions Mike (850) 320.8447


Miccosukee United Methodist Church Country Christmas Bazaar

Nov 22, 2014 10am - 3pm

Miccosukee
Arts & crafts from local vendors, food, pony rides, cake walk and much more

Dot Trotman, (850) 893-2402


MathCounts Coaches Workshop

Dec 6, 2014 10:00 am

Atkins, 2639 N. Monroe, Tallahassee, FL
Workshop to help math coaches learn the ins and outs of Chapter MathCounts

Ashley Anderson, 850-902-3860


Christmas Bizzare

Dec 13, 2014 1 pm to 6pm.

Holiday Inn Express,1413 Tallahassee Hwy, Bainbridge, Georgia
Christmas Shopping with Vendors! Come out and enjoy a great day of fun, games, prizes, music, food and drinks. Shop with our vendors for last minute inexpensive Christmas gifts. Some vendors include: Soul Purpose, Pure Romance, Thirty One bags, Traci Lynn Jewelry, Herbalife and more....

Maya Cull
850-241-2364



Annual Fish Fry @ Saint Paul's

Nov 21, 2014 5:00-7:30pm

Saint Paul's United Methodist Church
This Tallahassee tradition since 1958, offers both seated and drive-thru dining. Guests will enjoy a hearty southern dinner of delicious fried mullet, grits, cole slaw, hushpuppies and tea. Homemade desserts available with a donation. This event supports our scouting programs and United Methodist Men and Women's projects.
$10 adults and $5 children under 12
Tickets available at the door. See you at the FRY!

Jill Merryday 385-5146


Christmas Tour of Historic Homes

Dec 13, 2014 6:00-9:00PM

Monticello, Fl
A tour of 7 historic homes and Christ Episcopal Church, most decorated for the holiday season. Advance tickets 15.00 call number below for additional information

Monticello Area Historic Preservation Association, Terri Dunn, 850-997-6552


16th Annual Elf Night at Dorothy B. Oven Park

Dec 18, 2014 5:30 - 9 p.m.

Dorothy B. Oven Park, 3205 Thomasville Rd. Tallahassee, FL 32301
Santa, Mrs. Claus and the elves will make an appearance at Dorothy B. Oven Park for the 16th annual Elf Night. With more than 250,000 lights twinkling against the night sky, the park will be transformed into a winter wonderland! Visitors are invited to stroll the grounds on Thursday, Dec. 18, from 5:30 – 9 p.m.

Elf Night is co-sponsored by Morgan Stanley and is free to the public. In addition to viewing the
decorated house and grounds, citizens can enjoy hot cider, cocoa and cookies. Parents will want to bring cameras to record all the smiles and wonderment on their children’s faces.

For safety reasons, vehicles will not be allowed to drive through Dorothy B. Oven Park during the event. Public parking will be available next to the park at the Thomasville Road Baptist Church, as well as at the Piedmont Park Alliance Church across the street.

Motorists along Thomasville Road are urged to drive with caution in the vicinity of the park next Thursday night. Drivers who typically use Thomasville Road and who are not attending Elf Night may want to consider using an alternate route as there are normally delays and heavy traffic along the road during the event.


Heather Teter, heather.teter@talgov.com, 891-8533


HerHeart Symposium

Feb 7, 2015 10:00 a.m.

Conference Room. 2626 Care Drive. Tallahassee Fl, 32308
The HerHeart Program!
HerHeart is a program designed to fight the number one killer of women, heart disease. Capital Regional Medical Center and Capital Regional Cardiology Associates offer vital education, screenings, and links to healthcare resources with the HerHeart program. Our goal is to inspire women to become more involved in their heart health, and give them the tools and guidance to do so effectively. The HerHeart program is designed by women, for ALL women.

Join us for our HerHeart Symposium and be a part of our popular HerHeart program!

The HerHeart Symposium 2015:
Come hear from our panel of Cardiologists talk about Women and Heart Disease while enjoying a complimentary light breakfast.

Register by calling (850) 325-3627.

Capital Regional Medical Center
(850) 325-3627



Victorian Christmas Festival

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

Downtown Thomasville, GA
Historic Downtown Thomasville and the award winning “Great American Main Street City” invites you to come and make a memory 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, food vendors and holiday delicacies, and of course, St. Nicholas!

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


Complete IEP & 504 Plan Seminar: 12 Steps To School Accommodations

Nov 22, 2014 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

2908 W. Lakeshore Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32312
This seminar will review the 12 steps to Smarter School Accommodations including how to create, implement, and maintain an IEP or 504 Plan for your child with ADHD or a Learning Disability. Excellent information for parents whose children are making poor grades, receiving behavior reports, and having hurt feelings after leaving school.

On-site resources available. Free of charge. Public is welcome to attend.

Cynthia Covington
covington.cynthia@gmail.com
850-329-7684



You Make It, You Grow It Market

Nov 22, 2014 9am - 1pm

Next to "The OTHER SIDE Vintage", 607 McDonnell Drive, Tallahassee, Fl in Railroad Square Art Park
The market is a group of local crafters, artists, specialty growers and producers offering original and unique gift items.

Ken Bernhard
(850) 879-5583
youmakeit1@gmail.com



Dr. Joe Knetsch & Esther Kofod Morning Book Signing

Nov 22, 2014 10AM - Noon

My Favorite Books
These local authors will be at My Favorite Books to promote their books. Dr. Joe Knetsch is the author of seven books on the history of Florida including “Florida’s Seminole Wars: 1817-1858” & “Fear and Anxiety on the Florida Frontier”.
Esther Kofod will sign “THE LIBYAN”, a fictionalized memoir and her debut novel.


stevendphilbrick
850-668-7498
staff@myfavoritebooksllc.com



Chris Widdop & Jason Payne Afternoon Book Signing

Nov 22, 2014 1PM - 3PM

Tallahassee
Chris Widdop & Jason Payne will be at My Favorite Books to promote their books.
Chris Widdop together with his cat escape into the fantasy world that was their vivid imaginations, where they took part in many adventures. Now, as a young, new writer, Chris wants to share those adventures in his two books “Velcro the Ninja Cat” & “Velcro the Green Lion”.
Jason Payne is a cartoonist living in South Georgia, with his dog & two cats, is creator of a weekly funny-animal adventure comic called “Princezz”.


stevendphilbrick
850-668-7498
staff@myfavoritebooksllc.com



Shine a Light on Lung Cancer Vigil

Nov 20, 2014 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

TMH Cancer Center - 1775 One Healing Place Tallahassee, FL 32308
November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month and the TMH Cancer Center will be hosting an event as part of the national Shine a Light on Lung Cancer Vigil. Through this event and others around the world, we will bring hope, compassion and support for all those touched by this disease. The event is free.

Sandy Grischy
850-431-3433



Marmalade Workshop

Nov 22, 2014 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Tallahassee
Learn the techniques of making your own delicious citrus marmalade! You’ll use grapefruit, Meyer lemon, and orange to create a jar of delectable satisfaction! Working in the 1880s farmhouse, you’ll also learn the ways of canning old-fashioned style. Makes a great gift item. All materials included.
Registration Deadline: Wednesday November 19th, by noon.

Benjamin Gold, 575-8684
Membership@tallahasseemuseum.org



Annual Members Reception

Dec 8, 2014 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Florida Historic Capitol Museum, 400 South Monroe Street, Tallahassee, FL
Join us at the Florida Historic Capitol Museum for a festive evening of hors d’oeuvres, live music and door prizes. This event is exclusive to Museum Members and their guests. Together we will celebrate the many accomplishments of this past year and recognize our amazing Members who help make it all possible.

Florida Historic Capitol Museum, 850-487-1902


Christmas Party

4500 W Shannon Lakes Dr, Tallahassee, FL 32309
Four Oaks Community Church will host an event called, “It’s a Four Oaks Family Christmas” on Sunday, December 7, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM at its Killearn campus. Everyone is invited and encouraged to bring friends, neighbors, co-workers, etc.
“We want our guests to enjoy a festive, upbeat, warm atmosphere, where anyone would feel comfortable attending and bringing folks with them,” said Four Oaks Lead Pastor Paul Gilbert. “It will be a fun time where our neighbors in Tallahassee can hang out and kick-off the holiday season.”
Both traditional and popular Christmas carols will be featured during a sing-along inside, followed hot cocoa, roasted marshmallows, s’mores, and hayrides outside under sparkling lights outside. A Christmas devotional will also be given out.
Four Oaks Killearn is located at 4500 W Shannon Lakes Drive at the corner of Kerry Forest and Shannon Lakes Drive.

Debbie Tanis, 850-385-0905, debbie.tanis@fouroakschurch.com


Free Madison Movie Night Showing of "Rockin' the Wall"

Nov 20, 2014 7 – 9 p.m.

Tallahassee
Madison Movie Nights presents: “Rockin’ the Wall”
In Honor of the 25th Anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall

“Rockin’ the Wall” is both an engaging history lesson about the Berlin Wall and life behind the Iron Curtain, and an entertaining exploration of the power of rock music as a force for social change and liberation. The movie presents the history of the Berlin Wall through the experiences of well-known musicians and those who lived behind the wall. Rock musicians featured include Robby Krieger (The Doors), Mark Stein and Vinny Martell (Vanilla Fudge), Rudy Sarzo (Quiet Riot), David Paich (Toto), Jimmy Haslip (Yellowjackets), and the group Mother’s Finest.

Thursday, November 20
7 – 9 p.m.
Challenger Learning Center’s IMAX Theater
FREE with RSVP:
https://rockinthewall.eventbrite.com

Alyssa Gill, agill@jamesmadison.org, 850-386-3131


Family and Friends Day Celebration

Nov 23, 2014 11 a.m.

Monticello, Florida
Memorial M.B. Church, where the Rev. J.B. Duval is pastor, is sponsoring the annual event. The speaker for the occasion is the Rev. Dr. Kimball Thomas. Theme: "A Celebration of Faith, Family, Friends and Fellowship."

Memorial M.B. Church
(850) 997-4947



Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign

Nov 17, 2014 - Dec 24, 2014 8:00am-8:00pm

Tallahassee
The Salvation Army is looking for volunteers to be a bell ringer and help the programs that assist hurting children and families. Anyone is welcome to volunteer as an individual, family, church group, fraternity, sorority or school.

Julie Smith, Salvation Army Volunteer Coordinator (850) 222-0304


Healthy Happy Hour

Dec 3, 2014 5pm-8pm

872 Orange Ave
Healthcare event with medical screenings and education

Sam Carter, 850-591-2746
scarter@neighborhoodmedicalcenter.org



Panhandle Archaeological Society at Tallahassee monthly meeting

Dec 2, 2014 7:00 p.m.

1001 de Soto Park Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32301
We will hold our next meeting on Tuesday, December 2, 2014, the first Tuesday of the month, at 7:00 p.m. The meeting will be held at the B. Calvin Jones Center for Archaeology at the Governor Martin House. The Center is located off Lafayette Street, between Seminole Drive and Myers Park Drive.

Our featured speaker will be Dr. Michael Faught of Southeastern Archaeological Research. Dr. Faught has conducted extensive research on submerged Paleoindian and Archaic archaeological sites. The end of the last Ice Age and the beginning of the Holocene (modern) epoch saw significant climate changes in Florida, and there is a rich archaeological record left by the people that were here, then. Drawing attention to Florida’s place in the process of the initial peopling North America, Faught will present evidence of apparent settling in and cultural continuity for more than 3000 years in Florida during a time when sea levels were significantly lower. In addition to the kinds of early sites and tools known from Florida, an animation will show the extent of the peninsula with rising sea levels, and the search for early sites offshore will be discussed.

Feel free to bring a holiday appetizer or dessert to share in celebrating the season with fellow PAST members!


Marie Prentice


Jingle Bell Run

Dec 6, 2014 6:15 p.m.

Downtown Tallahassee
Once a year, a sparkling stampede of runners decked in lights, Santa hats and bright holiday apparel comes breezing through downtown, their joyful jingle resonating through the crowd. They are the Jingle Bell runners, and you can be one, too!

Registration is currently open for the 28th annual Jingle Bell Run, which begins at 6:15 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 6. The race fee from now to Friday, Dec. 5 is $15. On race day, the registration fee increases to $20. The first 2,200 registered runners are guaranteed a long-sleeve t-shirt, Santa hat and jingle bell for their shoe.


Heather Teter, 891-8533, heather.teter@talgov.com


Winter Festial

Dec 6, 2014 3 - 10 p.m.

Downtown Tallahassee
Most things in Tallahassee have changed since 1987, but one tradition remains in amplified glory to ring in the holiday season. Saturday, Dec. 6, from 3 to 10 p.m., Winter Festival – a Celebration of Lights, Music and Arts will celebrate 28 years of providing the Capital City with one of its most endearing events. The annual holiday extravaganza transforms downtown into a sparkling winter wonderland.

The Winter Festival is sponsored by the City of Tallahassee and free to the public.

The 28th anniversary Winter Festival includes the usual crowd-pleasing elements of the lighting ceremony (6 p.m.), Jingle Bell Run (6:15 p.m.), Nighttime Holiday Parade (7:15 p.m.) and lots more. The festival also features five stages of local live entertainment, a Candy Cane Lane exhibit with special live candy making demonstrations by Lofty Pursuits, an expanded children’s activity area on Kleman Plaza, food vendors, arts and crafts merchants and holiday illumination displays. This year’s theme is “Peppermints, Penguins and Poinsettias.”

Heather Teter, 891-8533, heather.teter@talgov.com


Jackie Robinson Diamond Affair Gala

Nov 20, 2014 6:30pm

Grady Cultral Center - 101 1st Ne St, Cairo, GA 39828
The 2nd Annual Jackie Robinson Diamond Affair Gala is Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 6:30pm. We are excited to announce our quest speakers: Coach Mike Martin, head baseball coach for Florida State University and Dr. Judd Biasiotto, World Champion Weight Record Lifter and author. Other retired MLB, NFL, and special quest will be in attendance. This is the boys & girls club largest fundraiser each year and the students need our support. (Come early for photo, autographs, and meet and greet!)

Nola Daughtry 229-378-7272 (c)


Elf Night

Dec 18, 2014 5:30 - 9:00 p.m.

Dorothy B. Oven Park
The North Pole sleigh will stay grounded in Tallahassee for a few more days after Soul Santa’s visit. The elves have their own appearance booked later in the week at Dorothy B. Oven Park for the 15th annual Elf Night. With more than 250,000 lights twinkling against the night sky, the park has been transformed into a winter wonderland! Visitors are invited to stroll the grounds on Thursday, Dec. 18, from 5:30-9 p.m.

Elf Night is free to the public. In addition to viewing the decorated house and grounds, citizens can enjoy hot cider, cocoa and cookies. Parents will want to bring cameras to record all the smiles and wonderment on their children’s faces because we've heard Santa might stop by for a visit!

For safety reasons, vehicles will not be allowed to drive through Dorothy B. Oven Park during the event. Public parking will be available next to the park at the Thomasville Road Baptist Church, as well as at the Piedmont Park Alliance Church across the street.


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


Shine On Gaines

Nov 24, 2014 5:30 - 8:00 p.m.

On Woodward Ave. between Gaines St. and St. Augustine St.
Celebrate the unveiling of Declaration

Lizzy Kelley, lizzy.kelley@talgov.com, 850.891.8533


Greenville Country Christmas

Dec 13, 2014 all day in the park

Haffye Hays Park next to US Hwy 90 in downtown Greenville
Enjoy the 11:00 a.m. parade on Hwy 90 next to the park and arts & crafts, food and entertainment all day!

Vendors Contact:
Barbara Norris
850.948.2720
Parade Contact:
Dianne Carroll
850.948.8210
City Hall: 850.948.2251



Black Tie and Pearls 10th Anniversary Gala

Dec 20, 2014 700 p.m. - midnight

Florida State University University Club, Tallahassee, FL
The ladies of the Chi Upsilon Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. are celebrating their 10th anniversary. This milestone anniversary marks a decade of service and leadership in the Greater Tallahassee area. In partnership with The Ivy Connection, Inc., the chapter will host a formal gala, on December 20, 2014 from 7:00 p.m. to midnight at the University Center Club. Plated dinner to be served at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $60 per person. Reserved table for eight guests is $550.

For sponsorship information or ticket purchase, please call (850) 661-0382 or email chiupsilonomega@gmail.com.


Holiday Music Series

Dec 1, 2014 - Dec 12, 2014 December 1-12, 2014

400 South Monroe St., Tallahassee, FL
Be a part of the festivities in our longest standing holiday tradition, our 32nd Annual Holiday Music Series, December 1-12, 2014. The Museum is pleased to welcome Leon County school choral groups to perform in the beautifully restored 1902 Capitol. Visit our website for program schedule.

http://www.flhistoriccapitol.gov/


Small Business Saturday

Nov 29, 2014 all day event

downtown Thomasville, GA
Founded by American Express in 2010, Small Business Saturday is a nationally recognized day to celebrate the local businesses that make our town great! This year, the big day is Saturday, November 29th.

Here’s the plan:

On Saturday, November 29th, participating merchants will give each shopper a passport to carry with them throughout the day. Each time you make a purchase at a downtown business, the merchant stamps your passport.

Once you've finished shopping for the day, you will drop your passport into a ballot box for entry into the grand prize drawings!

5 winners with 1+ stamps: $20 downtown dollars
1 winner with 4+ stamps: $100 downtown dollars
1 winner with 6+ stamps: $200 downtown dollars
(Downtown dollars can be spent at over 75+ participating downtown shops and restaurants!)

A full list of Small Business Saturday participating businesses will be available soon...

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


Deck the Halls

Dec 5, 2014 6:30 p.m.

Tallahassee Senior Center, 1400 N. Monroe St.
On the eve of Winter Festival, another grand, annual holiday celebration occurs in the Capital City. On December 5, the Tallahassee Senior Center will proudly host Deck the Halls. Beginning at 6:30 p.m., this merry event transforms the Senior Center into a winter wonderland full of food, music, good cheer and even better company.

Tallahassee Senior Center, (850) 891-4000


27th Annual Living Christmas Story

Dec 12, 2014 - Dec 14, 2014 6:30 - 8:30

Killearn United Methodist Church at 2800 Shamrock Street. South, Tallahassee, FL
In 1987, KUMC Pastor Bob Tindale expressed a desire to have more that simply a live nativity scene on display during the Christmas season. His vision was to actually tell the Christmas story through scenes of the major events leading up the Nativity. A small group of church members jumped on the idea, and a tradition was born.

The production has grown significantly over the years, and today includes more than 600 costumed actors, backstage crew, traffic control staff, hayride attendants, and several live animals to help visitors experience the sights and sounds of Bethlehem.

The presentation is the church’s gift to the community: no entrance fees are collected and donations are not accepted. The Living Christmas Story will be presented at KUMC, 2800 Shamrock South, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. “Follow the Star” and take US 319 (Thomasville Road) to Killearney Way, then continue following the special signs. Visitors may drive their own vehicles, or park and enjoy a hayride through the timeless scenes.

For more information, please call 893-1116 or visit www.kumconline.org.


Susan Moreton
850-893-1116



Jelly Making Class (cost $15.00 w/$10.00 deposit)

Nov 22, 2014 9 am to 11 a CST

Panhandle Pioneer Settlement 17869 NW Pioneer Settlement Rd. Blountstown, FL 32424
Come learn how your grandmother used to make jelly & jam. Share the experience with a loved one and make that lasting memory. Please call or email to reserve your spot.

850-674-2777
lisa@panhandlepioneer.us



Antique Tool Show & Sale

Nov 22, 2014 7:30 am to 2 pm CST

Panhandle Pioneer Settlement 17869 NW Pioneer Settlement Rd. Blountstown, Fl 32424
We will have exhibits & vendors from all over the southeast showcasing & selling all kinds of tools & implements from the 18th & 20th centuries. The cost of this event is $5.00 for adults (12 & up) & $3.00 for children (5 to 11).

lisa@panhandlepioneer.us
850-674-2777



WAG n WHEELS 2014

Nov 22, 2014 11-3pm

Capital City Imports 1980 NE Capital Circle
Car Wash + Pet Adoption in benefit of Cauzican Care & Wakulla Animal Shelter with special guest, Be the Solution! Festivities include: Bouncy House w/slide, Cookout and warm homemade chili, Face Painting, Great Music, Pictures w/ Professional Racecar, Test drive your next dream car...etc
Donations are appreciated and supplies are welcome, such as, blankets, dog/puppy food, pull over leashes...etc.
Fun for the Entire family!!

Underdogs Pitbull Rescue
850-321-6899



Winter Camp Spark – Igniting Knowledge!

Jan 5, 2015 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. (extended hours are available)

MoLab, Inc. at Independent Green Technologies 3954 W Pensacola St. Tallahassee, FL 32304
MoLab, Inc., a not-for-profit organization, provides dynamic, hands-on, inquiry based science experiences through a mobile science laboratory that promotes discovery. Each day features a new theme and offers campers the opportunity to explore science through creative play, experimentation, and inquiry-based learning experiences. The sessions present age appropriate curriculum and are designed to provide students with engaging educational activities that are both informative and entertaining. Camp Spark makes learning fun and links Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics (STEAM) concepts to the real-world. For more information, please visit www.tallymolab.org.

Aimee Hills
(850)591-6362
aimee@tallymolab.org



Winter Camp Spark – Igniting Knowledge!

Jan 2, 2015 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. (extended hours are available)

MoLab, Inc. at Cornerstone Learning Community 2524 Hartsfield Rd. Tallahassee, FL 32303
MoLab, Inc., a not-for-profit organization, provides dynamic, hands-on, inquiry based science experiences through a mobile science laboratory that promotes discovery. Each day features a new theme and offers campers the opportunity to explore science through creative play, experimentation, and inquiry-based learning experiences. The sessions present age appropriate curriculum and are designed to provide students with engaging educational activities that are both informative and entertaining. Camp Spark makes learning fun and links Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics (STEAM) concepts to the real-world. For more information, please visit www.tallymolab.org.

Aimee Hills
(850)591-6362
aimee@tallymolab.org



Winter Camp Spark – Igniting Knowledge!

Dec 31, 2014 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. (extended hours are available)

MoLab, Inc. at Cornerstone Learning Community 2524 Hartsfield Rd. Tallahassee, FL 32303
MoLab, Inc., a not-for-profit organization, provides dynamic, hands-on, inquiry based science experiences through a mobile science laboratory that promotes discovery. Each day features a new theme and offers campers the opportunity to explore science through creative play, experimentation, and inquiry-based learning experiences. The sessions present age appropriate curriculum and are designed to provide students with engaging educational activities that are both informative and entertaining. Camp Spark makes learning fun and links Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics (STEAM) concepts to the real-world. For more information, please visit www.tallymolab.org.

Aimee Hills
(850)591-6362
aimee@tallymolab.org



Winter Camp Spark – Igniting Knowledge!

Dec 22, 2014 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. (extended hours are available)

Dec 23, 2014 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. (extended hours are available)

Dec 29, 2014 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. (extended hours are available)

Dec 30, 2014 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. (extended hours are available)

MoLab, Inc. at Cornerstone Learning Community 2524 Hartsfield Rd. Tallahassee, FL 32303
MoLab, Inc., a not-for-profit organization, provides dynamic, hands-on, inquiry based science experiences through a mobile science laboratory that promotes discovery. Each day features a new theme and offers campers the opportunity to explore science through creative play, experimentation, and inquiry-based learning experiences. The sessions present age appropriate curriculum and are designed to provide students with engaging educational activities that are both informative and entertaining. Camp Spark makes learning fun and links Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics (STEAM) concepts to the real-world. For more information, please visit www.tallymolab.org.

Aimee Hills
(850)591-6362
aimee@tallymolab.org



The John G. Riley Center/Museum Presents: The 15th Annual Culture to Culture Rock-a-Thon

Dec 6, 2014 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Cascades Park, 1001 S Gadsen Street, Tallahassee, FL
The John G. Riley Center/Museum will hold its 15th annual Culture to Culture Rock-a-Thon fundraiser,on Saturday December 6, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., as a prelude to the City’s Annual Winter Festival & Celebration of Lights.

The Annual Rock-a-Thon event is a one-of-a-kind rocking chair marathon to benefit the John G. Riley Center/Museum that features performances from some of Tallahassee’s most notable arts and cultural organizations. This year’s event will be held in our city’s newest outdoor venue, Cascades Park, located at 1001 S. Gadsden Street (directly next to the Riley House Museum), to help generate a greater level of excitement, increased participation and broader awareness among tourists and local residents.

For further information and/or event details feel free to contact the Riley Museum by phone at (850) 681-7881 or by email lroberts@rileymuseum.org or info@rileymuseum.org.

For vendor rates and registration, click here! http://rileymuseum.org/site/15th-annual-culture-to-culture-rock-a-thon/

Marion McGee, (850) 687-7881, info@rileymuseum.org


CLA Estate Planning Workshop

Nov 12, 2014 9:30am

Hampton Inn & Suites, 3388 Lonnbladh Road, Tallahassee, FL 32308
A FREE Workshop providing valuable information for seniors on securing one's estate and retirement planning. You will receive a workbook and gain useful information you can act upon immediately.
CLA Estate Services is a firm devoted to assisting area residents in protecting their assets and ensuring their money lasts.
Seating is limited; please call 1-866-252-8721 to confirm your attendance.
We hope the information presented will help you have a better understanding of your planning choices.


866-252-8721



Giving Thanks: 17-Century Apalachee & Spanish Cooking Demos

Nov 29, 2014 10:00 AM - 4:00PM

Mission San Luis, Tallahassee
Get the family out of the house the Saturday after Thanksgiving. See demonstrations of 17th-century Spanish and Apalachee Indian traditional food preparation at Mission San Luis. Visitors can observe historical interpreters in period dress smoking meat and fish on the barbacoa and showing the use of native and European plants from their gardens and fields. Learn how people and foods from the New and Old Worlds came together to create a cross-cultural cuisine. Children's activities & food vendors.

850.245.6406
www.missionsanluis.org



Service of Remembrance

Nov 13, 2014 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Tallahassee Memorial Hospital Auditorum in Tallahassee Florida
For those you've loved and lost, please join us for a service of remembrance -- including refreshments, poetry, candle lightings, readings and FREE parking.

For more information and to RSVP please contact Jessica Zeigler at 431.5675


49th Annual Wakulla Swine Show And Sale

Feb 25, 2014 9am

Crawfordville, FL
Youth swine show, open to any participants age 6-21. Registration Deadline is Jan 31, 2015

Barbara (850)528-0261
WakullaCoSwineShow@gmail.com
FB: Wakulla County Swine Show



3rd Annual Wakulla Swine Show BBQ Cook Off

Feb 25, 2015 Feb 28, 2015

Crawfordville, FL
Jackpot prize, entry fee $250.
Show provides chicken, Boston Butt and ribs for participants to cook.

Barbara (850)528-0261
WakullaCoSwineShow@gmail.com



"Unity for Ukraine"

Nov 20, 2014 5:30-8PM

Al Saints Cinema 918 Railroad Square
A community dinner and silent auction to benefit The Foundation for Children, which provides free medical services to orphans in third world countries. Australian filmmaker Michelle Knoll will be on hand to discuss the documentary she is creating about The Foundation's work with orphans in the Ukraine.

Joyce at *850) 251-1537


Peter Pan

Nov 21, 2014 - Nov 22, 2014 November 21 and 22 at 7:00 pm matinee at 2:00 pm on November 22.

Godby High School Auditorium
A 30-minute audience participation children’s play.
Come see the boy who refuses to grow up fly past the second star to the right, and take on the pirate, Captain Hook in this swashbuckling tale.
Tickets are only $1.
Godby High School Auditorium
Friday and Saturday night, November 21 and 22 at 7:00 pm
Saturday matinee at 2:00 pm on November 22.

Randi Lundgren
8506174700



TYO Holiday Alumni Concert

Dec 14, 2014 3:00-5:00 PM

Opperman Music Hall, 114 N Copeland St, Tallahassee, FL 32304
The TYO’s Holiday Alumni Concert will feature a mixture of holiday favorites along with a variety of classical, folk, bluegrass, and popular selections sure to inspire the holiday spirit among the whole family! The talent of the TYO’s young students will be showcased in performances from an assortment of chamber and orchestral ensembles. The concert will conclude with a very special performance featuring several distinguished TYO Alumni!

Caitlin L. Bishop, TYOdirector@gmail.com


Winter Solstice Celebration

Dec 14, 2014 10 am -8 pm

Mission San Luis, Tallahassee
This holiday season celebrate American Indian culture and the occasion of the “sun standing” at its southernmost position in the sky. Shop for fine crafts from local artisans, join a drum circle, listen to flute music, shoot bow and arrow, learn to use an atlatl, view the heavens through powerful telescopes, and more!

850.245.6406
www.missionsanluis.org



Cattle Barons' Ball

Feb 21, 2014 6:00-11:00 PM

Shiloh Farm 1500 Benjamin Chaires Rd, Tallahassee, FL, 32317
American Cancer Society's
Cattle Barons’ Ball

Callin’ all cowboys and cowgirls! Come on out and join the American Cancer Society as we celebrate the lives of survivors and those lost to cancer at this year’s Cattle Barons’ Ball, “Champagne and Diamonds.”

If you like havin’ a rootin,’ tootin’ good time playing casino-style games and kickin’ up your heels on the dance floor to the sounds of Pure Platinum, then this is the night for you! You’ll have a rip-roarin’ time with classic games like horns & tails and wine toss while taking your chance on our spectacular live and silent auction items.

We also wouldn’t leave you hangin’ without providing enough ‘chow’ to feed a herd and the watering holes will keep your canteens full all night. So polish up your boots, grab your best 10-gallon hat and slip into your finest western-wear for the rowdiest shindig east of Texas. The night kicks off at 6:00pm and we’ll be wearin’ a hole in the dance floor ‘til 11:00pm at the beautifully remodeled Shiloh Farm.

We’ve already seen deaths by cancer decline by 20% and by joining us on February 21st we will save more!

Website: www.cattlebaronsballtallahassee.org

Cost: $125 / ticket

Age: 21 and older

Registration and Ticket Purchases can be done through our website.

Sponsorship Opportunities are available.

Tammy Ward
850-266-2274



Campfires

Nov 22, 2014 9:30 a.m.

St George Island State Park, 1900 E Gulf Beach Dr. St George Island, Fl 32328
See different fire set-ups and their uses. Discuss campfire safety. Discover natural materials used for fire making and the tools used to light them. Participants can bring a breakfast item to share if they would like. Coffee is provided by the Friends of Franklin County State Parks. Program is free with paid park entry.

For more information about any of our programs please contact the Ranger Station at (850) 927-2111
1900 East Gulf Beach Dr.
St George Island, FL 32328
Or visit http:www.floridastateparks.org/stgeorgeisland/default.cfm



Civil Rights in the Sunshine State

Nov 7, 2014 - Apr 15, 2015 November 7, 2014 through April 5, 2015.

Museum of Florida History, 500 South Bronough Street, Tallahassee, FL 32301
The Museum of Florida History presents Civil Rights in the Sunshine State to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The exhibit explores the history of civil rights movement in Florida through artifacts, archival images, film footage and oral histories to educate visitors about Florida’s significant contributions to the Movement.

Museum of Florida History
850-245-6400



The Nutcracker

Nov 29, 2014 - Nov 30, 2014 Saturday, November 29 at 8:00 p.m.; November 30 at 2:30 p.m.

FAMU Lee Hall Auditorium, Tallahassee
If football were any harder they’d call it ballet… Kick off your family’s holiday season with tickets to “The Nutcracker,” performed by Tallahassee’s semi-professional Pas de Vie Ballet company. Performances are Saturday, November 29 at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, November 30 at 2:30 p.m. at Lee Hall Auditorium on the Florida A&M University campus. Tickets are $20 for adults; $15 for children and students; purchase at http://www.tickets.fsu.edu/. Season tickets that include the Spotlight on Dance spring performance can be purchased at www.pasdevieballet.com.


Glenn Stanley, (850)290-2247


Movies in the Park

Dec 13, 2014 7-9 PM

Tallahassee
- 2 Hours of Family Friendly Christmas Cartoons on a huge screen (Micky's Christmas Carol, Charlie Brown Christmas and more)
- Hot Chocolate
- Homemade Cookies
- Tekesta Park is at the corner of Deer Lake South & Tekesta Drive in the Killearn Lakes subdivision
- Bring a blanket to sit on
- Check Facebook, or Twitter for updates the day of the event
- http://canopyroads.org/moviesinthepark

Brad Gwartney, 8509060047, brad.gwartney@canopyroads.org


Camp Challenger Day Camp: Science of Sound

Dec 22, 2014 9AM-4PM

Challenger Learning Center of Tallahassee
Make recycled musical instruments, explore the way animals in nature “talk” to one another, explore how sound travels through solids, liquids, and gases, and much more.

Samantha Reaves, (850) 645-7777, sreaves@challengerTLH.com


Camp Challenger Day Camp: Kitchen Chemistry

Dec 23, 2014 9AM-4PM

Challenger Learning Center of Tallahassee
It’s a “little bit of this” and a “little bit of that” as we teach you how to turn your kitchen into a laboratory through extraordinary and sometimes delicious experiments. Make your own invisible ink, pH indicator, your own gummy worms, soda and more.

Samantha Reaves, (850) 645-7777, sreaves@challengerTLH.com


Camp Challenger Day Camp: Science of Small

Dec 29, 2014 9AM-4PM

Challenger Learning Center of Tallahassee
Join our “Little Lab” as we explore tiny creatures, use microscopes to see the unseen, and learn about atoms and molecules.

Samantha Reaves, (850) 645-7777, sreaves@challengerTLH.com


Camp Challenger Day Camp: Creative Circuits

Dec 30, 2014 9AM-4PM

Challenger Learning Center of Tallahassee
Explore electricity by building a musical recorder, FM radio, motion detector, flying saucer or clock!

Samantha Reaves, (850) 645-7777, sreaves@challengerTLH.com


Camp Challenger Day Camp: ABC's of STEM

Jan 2, 2015 9 AM-4PM

Challenger Learning Center of Tallahassee
Build and learn with LEGOs and simple machines, program and explore your own robots through
the use of levers, axles, wheels, and pulleys.

Samantha Reaves, (850) 645-7777, sreaves@challengerTLH.com


Camp Challenger Day Camp: 3-2-1 Blast Off!

Jan 5, 2015 9AM-4PM

Challenger Learning Center of Tallahassee
A “Space-tacular” day exploring the solar system and all things NASA! The day will be filled with
astronomy, building sundials, watching shows in the planetarium and IMAX, making edible
comets, exploring the space mission simulations and much more.

Samantha Reaves, (850) 645-7777, sreaves@challengerTLH.com


Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra Open Rehearsal (FREE)

Jan 10, 2015 10am-12:30pm

Ruby Diamond Concert Hall, Corner of Copeland Street and College Avenue, Tallahassee, Fla. 32306
Music lovers are invited to observe the dress rehearsal for a performance of the TSO in Ruby Diamond Concert Hall and watch our conductor DARKO BUTORAC interact with the orchestra. We provide a special kids' table in the lobby of Ruby Diamond at most open rehearsals. The table provides activities and crafts for children to help them learn about the orchestra and music. Refreshments are provided. Kids Table generously provided by TallyConnection.com.
Exclusive Sponsors: Florida Blue Foundation

Amanda Padgett
Director of Patron Services
850-224-0461



Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra Open Rehearsal (FREE)

Mar 7, 2015 10am-12:30pm

Ruby Diamond Concert Hall, Corner of Copeland Street and College Avenue, Tallahassee, Fla. 32306
Music lovers are invited to observe the dress rehearsal for a performance of the TSO in Ruby Diamond Concert Hall and watch our conductor DARKO BUTORAC interact with the orchestra. We provide a special kids' table in the lobby of Ruby Diamond at most open rehearsals. The table provides activities and crafts for children to help them learn about the orchestra and music. Refreshments are provided. Kids Table generously provided by TallyConnection.com.

Amanda Padgett
Director of Patron Services
850-224-0461



Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra Open Rehearsal (FREE)

May 2, 2014 12pm-2:30pm

Ruby Diamond Concert Hall, Corner of Copeland Street and College Avenue, Tallahassee, Fla. 32306
Music lovers are invited to observe the dress rehearsal for a performance of the TSO in Ruby Diamond Concert Hall and watch our conductor DARKO BUTORAC interact with the orchestra. We provide a special kids' table in the lobby of Ruby Diamond at most open rehearsals. The table provides activities and crafts for children to help them learn about the orchestra and music. Refreshments are provided. Kids Table generously provided by TallyConnection.com.
Exclusive Sponsor: Florida Blue Foundation

Amanda Padgett
Director of Patron Services
850-224-0461



Breakfast in the Park

Mar 11, 2015 6:30-10:00am

Bloxham Park, Tallahassee, FL 32301
Springtime Tallahassee's Andrew Jackson Staff is hosting their annual Breakfast in the Park on Wednesday, March 11, 2015 from 6:30-10:00 am. This hearty, old fashioned country breakfast will be located in the beautiful downtown Bloxham Park on Park Avenue, between Monroe Street & Calhoun Street. Tickets are $8/each and can be purchased in advance or on site. Please contact the Springtime Tallahassee office at (850)224-5012.

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



Boomer Academy Workshop: Medicare 101

Nov 15, 2014 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Hopkins Eatery, 1415 Market Street, Tallahassee, FL 32308
Getting ready to enroll in Medicare?

Have questions about coverage?

Confused by all the different parts of Medicare?

Then join us for a free Boomer Academy workshop on Medicare 101. Donna Wells from Capitol Health Plan will explain all you need to know to be ready to enroll. Timelines for coverage, the difference between traditional Medicare and Medicare Advantage and what Medicare does and does not cover. This program is for those who are not yet enrolled in Medicare and want to learn about their options.

This is not a sales event. Refreshments will be served.
Registration required 1-877-926-8300


Leslie Spencer (850) 577-5165


Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra: Holiday Magic!

Dec 19, 2014 - Dec 20, 2014 8pm-10pm

Ruby Diamond Concert Hall, corner of Copeland St. and College Ave. on FSU campus. Tallahassee, FL 32304
Tickets: $10-$55
http://www.tallahasseesymphony.org/December2014/

Celebrate the holidays with the TSO! Our anything-goes Holiday Magic concert combines timeless classics and sentimental favorites with a little humor, sophistication, and elegance. This uplifting evening of music offers a perfect opportunity to enjoy time with family, friends and business associates TSO, so make sure to buy extra tickets-you won't want to miss this sleigh-full of joy!

Sponsored by: First Commerce Credit Union and Six Pillars Financial Advisors

Amanda Padgett
Patron Services Director
850-244-0461



Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra: Elegance and Elation

Jan 10, 2015 8pm-10pm

Ruby Diamond Concert Hall, corner of Copeland St. and College Ave. on FSU campus. Tallahassee, FL 32304
Tickets: $10-$55
https://tallahasseesymphonyorchestra.secure.force.com/ticket/#sections_a0Fi0000007Ddg0EAC

This concert features Mozart's elegant C major piano concerto, K. 467. Soloist Lisa Smirnova, internationally recognized for her Mozart interpretations, will surely "move the audience to tears" (as Mozart is said to have done at the premiere) during the introspective second movement. Also on the program is Beethoven's joyous 4th Symphony.

Sponsored by: Farmers & Merchant's Bank and Greenberg Traurig

This concert features Mozart's elegant C major piano concerto, K. 467. Soloist Lisa Smirnova, internationally recognized for her Mozart interpretations, will surely "move the audience to tears" (as Mozart is said to have done at the premiere) during the introspective second movement. Also on the program is Beethoven's joyous 4th Symphony.

Amanda Padgett
Patron Services Director
850-244-0461



Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra: Orient Express

Mar 7, 2015 8pm-10pm

Ruby Diamond Concert Hall, corner of Copeland St. and College Ave. on FSU campus. Tallahassee, FL 32304
Tickets: $10-$55
https://tallahasseesymphonyorchestra.secure.force.com/ticket/#sections_a0Fi0000007DdgKEAS

Join us as we take a musical journey along the Orient Express with works by Bruch, Popper, Smetana, and Kodaly. (There's even a dance from Maestro Butorac's native Serbia!) The charismatic and world-renowned cellist Amit Peled will perform with the orchestra in this dynamic concert!

Amanda Padgett
Patron Services Director
850-224-0461



Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra: Three Titans

May 2, 2015 8pm-10pm

Ruby Diamond Concert Hall, corner of Copeland St. and College Ave. on FSU campus. Tallahassee, FL 32304
Tickets: $10-$55
https://tallahasseesymphonyorchestra.secure.force.com/ticket/#sections_a0Fi0000007DdgoEAC

The TSO’s season finale will feature music by musical titans Mozart, Mendelssohn, and Mahler. The evening’s guest artist is the lovely violinist Jennifer Frautschi.

Sponsored by: Capital City Bank and Larry and Hilda Strom


Amanda Padgett
Patron Services Director
850-244-0461



Family Concert: Spaceman Invades the Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra

Nov 21, 2014 7:00pm-8:00pm

Ruby Diamond Concert Hall, corner of Copeland St. and College Ave. on FSU campus. Tallahassee, FL 32304
Ticket Pricing: $7-$10
Buy Tickets


Please join us for our Family Concert, Spaceman Invades Symphony at Ruby Diamond Concert Hall for an out-of-this world adventure! A visitor from outer space invades the symphony, muting, rewinding, changing volume, speeding up, and creating lots of cheer! Sponsored by: The Frazee Family, The Reitz/Turnbull Foundation, Target Stores, and Prime Meridian Bank.

Public parking available along park avenue and in the Call Street Public garage. Directions

Amanda Padgett
850-224-0461



Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra: Holiday Magic

Dec 19, 2014 - Dec 20, 2014 8:00pm-10:00pm

Ruby Diamond Concert Hall, corner of Copeland St. and College Ave. on FSU campus. Tallahassee, FL 32304
Tickets: $10-$55
http://www.tallahasseesymphony.org/December2014/

Celebrate the holidays with the TSO! Our anything-goes Holiday Magic concert combines timeless classics and sentimental favorites with a little humor, sophistication, and elegance. This uplifting evening of music offers a perfect opportunity to enjoy time with family, friends and business associates TSO, so make sure to buy extra tickets-you won't want to miss this sleigh-full of joy!
Sponsored by: First Commerce Credit Union and Six Pillars Financial Advisors

Amanda Padgett
850-224-0461



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



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



"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



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



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


2nd Annual Smoke Out Tallahassee

Nov 15, 2014 November 15, 2014

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

Takila Brooks
850-205-0369



LOW COST SPAY/NEUTER VOUCHERS FOR GADSDEN CO RESIDENTS

Jul 16, 2014 - Dec 31, 2014 ON GOING

Gadsden Co and adjacent neighborhoods
YOUCANMAKEADIFFERENCE, INC, a non profit animal welfare organization offers year round LOW COST spay/neuter (dogs/cats)vouchers to Gadsden Co. Residents.

(850) 364-0079 or(850) 270-8793


2014 Belt Buckle Ball

Nov 7, 2014 6:30 pm

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

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

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

At-a-glance:

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


Stephanie Nicholas, 850-386-6417


Holiday Open House

Dec 6, 2014 6-9 P.M.

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

(Museum of Florida History, 850.245.6400)


‘On Golden Pond’ Play in Cairo

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

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

Jeff Lovett
229-221-1030



Middle School Summit

Mar 8, 2014 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

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



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

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



Angioscreen at CRMC

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

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

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


ITT Technical Institute Open House

Jan 18, 2014 10AM-1PM

Feb 22, 2014 10AM-1PM

Apr 12, 2014 10AM-1PM

May 17, 2014 10AM-1PM

Jul 12, 2014 10AM-1PM

Aug 16, 2014 10AM-1PM

Oct 11, 2014 10AM-1PM

Nov 15, 2014 10AM-1PM

2639 N. Monroe Street Tallahassee, FL 32303
ITT Technical Institute is a leading private college system offering technology-oriented programs at this Florida college. Be a part of the college in Tallahassee location and enroll in one of more than 140 ITT Technical Institutes in over 35 states. ITT Tech offers career-focused degree programs available at this Florida college location.

850-422-6300


3rd Thursday at the Museum of Florida History

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

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


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



Word Proclamation: Bible Reading Marathon

Apr 28, 2013 - May 2, 2013 8am

Waller Park (State capitol facing FL Supreme Court)

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


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



Blessing of Animals

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

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

850-245-6406


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

Dec 9, 2012 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

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

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