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Tallahassee Latin Dance Festival

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

Miriam Watkins, 8503398463, support@tallylatindancefest.com


Emancipation Day —150th Anniversary of Freedom in Florida

May 20, 2015 11:30am

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

850.922.2459


Thomas County Historical Society Spring Lecture Series

Mar 10, 2015 7:30pm

Mar 17, 2015 7:30pm

Mar 24, 2015 7:30pm

Thomas County Museum of History, 725 North Dawson Street, Thomasville, GA 31792Thomas County Museum of History, 725 North Dawson Street, Thomasville, GA 31792
The Thomas County Historical Society presents the 2015 Spring Lecture series the first four Tuesdays in March at 7:30 p.m. at the Thomas County Museum of History. Lectures are free and open to the public.

Thomas County History Museum, 229-226-7664


First Fridays: The Swingin Medallions

Mar 6, 2015 7-9pm

Downtown Thomasville, GA
Join us Downtown for a FREE outdoor concert by the Swingin’ Medallions! This band is sure to please with its upbeat rhythms and fun-to-dance-to vibe. The Swingin’ Medallions are a 52-year Southern tradition with their signature high-energy style that delights audiences of all ages. Their act, as well as their music, is indeed timeless. Featuring an ever-popular horn section, the group effectively blends the sounds and music of yesterday and today. The band has performed throughout the nation in thousands of venues. Their diverse repertoire has made them overwhelming favorites for all ages. Bring your lawn chair and enjoy the show!

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


Thomasville Rose Queen Pageant

Mar 14, 2015 7:30PM

Thomasville Municipal Auditorium, 144 East Jackson Street, Thomasville, GA 31792
Thomasville’s Rose Queen Pageant is an event of the Rose Show & Festival. Thomasville’s Rose Queen will promote Thomasville and Thomas County by serving as an ambassador participating in the Rose Show & Festival as well as various civic, social and charity events. Thomasville’s Rose Queen will reign over all official Rose Festival Activities. Scholarship prizes awarded for the top contestants.

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


Historic Fence Dedication

Mar 21, 2015 11:00am

Historic Lt. Henry O. Flipper Cemetery, corner of Madison Street and Webster Street, Thomasville, GA
Join us for the dedication of a new fence at the Historic Lt. Henry O. Flipper Cemetery.

Kha McDonald, 229-227-7001, kham@thomasville.org


Another Night of Bluegrass

Mar 28, 2015 7:30pm

Thomasville Municipal Auditorium, 144 East Jackson Street, Thomasville, GA 31792
Traditional Bluegrass at its finest! Join us for a show by Nothin’ Fancy. Nothin’ Fancy formed as a bluegrass band in 1994 to compete in a bluegrass competition. Since then, they have grown in popularity, released 11 full length albums, and continue to perform at festivals all across the United States, Canada and Norway including the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN, the Lincoln Center in New York City, and the Birchmere in Alexandria, Virginia. They have successfully hosted their own Nothin’ Fancy Bluegrass Festival every year since 2001 in Buena Vista, Virginia.

Thomasville Visitors Center, 229-228-7977, visit@thomasville.org


FAMU Essential Theatre presents Sibling Rivalry by James Webb

Apr 1, 2015 - Apr 5, 2015 Wednesday - Saturday @ 8 p.m., Sunday @ 3 p.m.

Charles Winter Wood Theatre/ Edmonds Stage, FAMU Campus
You will die from laughter during this hilarious new comedy exploiting the sometimes comic complications of sibling relationships before, during and after a funeral.

Kimberly Harding
850.561.2425



Blacksmithing Class

Mar 28, 2015 8 am to 3 pm CST

Panhandle Pioneer Settlement 17869 NW Pioneer Settlement Rd. Blountstown, FL 32424
Join us for some hands on experience & learn the art of "Forging". You must be 18 years old or accompanied by an adult for this class. You will need: safety goggles, leather gloves, long pants & long sleeved shirt. Please contact the office for reservations.

Lisa 850-674-2777


Pancake Breakfast

Mar 28, 2015 7 am to 10 am CST

Panhandle Pioneer Settlement 17869 NW Pioneer Settlement Rd. Blountstown, FL 32424
Come enjoy a wonderful breakfast at the Panhandle Pioneer Settlement.

Lisa 850-674-2777


Pink Hat Tea

Apr 25, 2015 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

University Center Club, FSU Doak Campbell Stadium, Tallahassee, FL
The Chi Upsilon Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., in partnership with The Ivy Connection, Inc., will host its annual Pink Hat Tea on Saturday, April 25, 2015 from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the University Center Club. The event is a community health initiative that focuses on women’s health issues and emphasizes the importance of women’s overall wellness. The theme for this year is, “Embracing New Dimensions of Health.” Tickets are $30 and a portion of the ticket price is tax deductible. There will be delectable refreshments, a keynote address on health and well being, and for an additional $5 donation, participants will be entered into a drawing for a Fitbit fitness activity tracker. This year’s Pink Hat Tea is sure to be an empowering and enlightening event. For tickets, sponsorship opportunities, and more information about the event, please contact chi.upsilon.omega@gmail.com.

Shenifa Taite, (850) 661-0382, chi.upsilon.omega@gmail.com


"Catch Me If You Can: The Musical" at Theatre TCC!

Mar 26, 2015 8:00 p.m

Mar 27, 2015 8:00 p.m

Mar 28, 2015 8:00 p.m

Apr 2, 2015 8:00 p.m

Apr 3, 2015 8:00 p.m

Apr 4, 2015 8:00 p.m

Turner Auditorium, Tallahassee Community College, 444 Appleyard Dr., Tallahassee, FL 32304

This splashy musical tells the true story of Frank Abagnale Jr., a world-class con artist. With FBI agent Hanratty on Frank's trail, we're off on a jet-setting, cat-and-mouse chase as a jazzy, swinging-sixties score keeps this adventure in constant motion! Tickets are sold a the door and can also be purchased in advance by contacting FSU's Fine Arts Tickets Office at 850-644-6500 or www.tickets.fsu.edu. Ticket prices are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors, and $7 for children and non-TCC students.

Eva Nielsen-Parks
850-201-9882
www.tcc.fl.edu/theatretcc



The Emerald Coast Regional Seder

Apr 7, 2015 5:00 pm

The Emerald Coast Conference Center, Fort Walton Beach, Fl
The Seder dinner celebrates God's miraculous deliverance of Israel from slavery in Egypt. The Seder is a meal that tells this glorious ancient story which still speaks to us today.

Rev Claire Ogle
850-865-8682
admin@hosannahouse.net



Cascades Park Turns One!

Mar 14, 2015 5 - 10 p.m.

Cascades Park
Cascades Park will celebrate its first birthday on Saturday, March 14th from 5-10pm. Festivities will include fun party games like Pin the Tail on the Donkey and Musical Chairs. Join your neighbors in singing “Happy Birthday” to Tallahassee’s new favorite place to be! The evening will conclude with a showing of a popular Disney movie featuring a toy cowboy and space invader who become unlikely friends. Food Trucks will be on site to satisfy party attendees appetites.

Heather Teter, City of Tallahassee, 891-8533


Senior Living Expo

Mar 12, 2015 10-1:00

Thomasville, GA
Free Expo for Seniors to find out about local resources in the community

Melinda
melinda@ddavidsonlaw.com
(229) 226-8183



Business 2 Business Conference

May 16, 2015 9:00am

Tallahassee
Business Conference for business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs

Bonita Paige, Coordinator at 850-212-1036


5th Annual Golf Tournament

May 26, 2015 Shot gun at 8:30am

Southwood Golf Club
The Outreach Foundation, Incorporated (not-for-profit) an affiliate of Jacob Chapel Baptist Church and in conjunction with WP and Associates is hosting its 5th Annual Golf Tournament: Chip in Fore Kids on Saturday, June 26, 2015 at Southwood Golf Club in Tallahassee. Ultimately, net proceeds will benefit our middle and high school students by providing funds to attend the annual Genesis and Girl Power Retreat held in November 2015.

Bonita Paige, Coordinator - 850-212-1036


5th Annual Business 2 Business Conference

May 16, 2015 9:00am - 1:30pm

Tallahassee
5th Annual Business 2 Business Conference (Business owners or aspiring entrepreneurs)

The Outreach Foundation, Incorporated (not-for-profit) an affiliate of Jacob Chapel Baptist Church and in conjunction with WP and Associates is hosting its 5th Annual Business 2 Business Conference: A Day of Networking, Growing and Supporting! This event is scheduled for Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 9:00am at the TCC Capital Center – 300 W. Pensacola Street – Downtown Tallahassee. This year is all about you. We have a dynamic luncheon speaker: Ms. Gina Kinchlow, President and CEO of Kinchlow and Company, which specializes in Small Business Consulting Services as well as two outstanding business focused workshops: Christic Henry, Vice President of Kingdom First Realty will present “You in 60 seconds…Making Your PITCH with PUNCH and PASSION” and Matt Miley, President of PayOut USA will present “Payroll Taxes and How They Affect your Business” .



Our goal remains the same, to bring businesses together with one another and create strategic alliances. Ultimately, proceeds will benefit youths from the community by providing subsidized funds for the 2015 Genesis and Girl Power Retreat that is opened to the public.



This is a great opportunity for you and your business to support our future generation of leaders! Do not delay early registration, and is a first come first serve basis due to limited space available. Deadline May 11, 2015.



$45 (includes Continental breakfast, 2 workshops, Networking Luncheon, Keynote Speaker and Free Parking in the Kleman Plaza)

$20 Students with a valid student I.D. (includes Continental breakfast, 2 workshops, Networking Luncheon, Keynote Speaker and Free Parking in the Kleman)



Business 2 Business Conference Sponsorship

a. Continental Breakfast Sponsor(s) $250 - Half Page ad in the Program Book, Logo on display during lunch(PowerPoint), Verbal Recognition at the conference

b. Lunch Sponsor(s) $400 - Full Page ad in the Program Book, Logo on display during lunch (PowerPoint), Verbal Recognition at the Business Expo

c. Title Sponsor $1,000 – Full Page ad in the Program Book, 2 reserved Tables, 14 lunch tickets, Display and Verbal Recognition on PowerPoint


Bonita Paige - 850-212-1036


Charity Bridal Show & Trunk Sale

Mar 15, 2015 11:00am-5:00pm

Tallahassee
Brides Against Breast Cancer www.bridesabc.org and it’s Nationwide Tour of Gowns is making a tour stop in Tallahassee, FL on Sunday, March 15, 2015 offering hundreds of new or gently worn bridal dresses, so that brides-to-be can find their dream gown at a greatly reduced cost and make a difference. The organization and its gown sales fund programs and services that are free to cancer patients and their families.


Discounted gown prices average around $600 and range from $75 to more than $1,800.

Shanea Thomas, jantellsconsulting@gmail.com, 404-516-6246


71st Annual West Florida Livestock Steer & Market Swine Showstock Show

Mar 7, 2015 8:30 a.m. until 10 p.m.

Quincy, Florida
Market Swine & Steer Show & Auction of Animals & BBQ Supper

Cal Cooksey
850-545-8930



Big Bend Hospice and Alzheimer's Project host "Our Shared Ministry" Free Clergy Retreat

Mar 14, 2015 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Saint Paul's United Methodist Church; 1700 North Meridian Rd., Tallahassee, FL
Sponsored by Big Bend Hospice and the Alzheimer's Project, the Clergy Retreat is free and open for all clergy and congregational leaders. The event will feature special guest speaker Rev. James L. Brooks, author of The Unbroken Circle: A Toolkit for Congregations Around Illness, End of Life and Grief. For more information or to RSVP, please contact Rev. Candace McKibben at 850-671-6029 or email at candace@bigbendhospice.org.

Rev. Candace McKibben
Big Bend Hospice
850-671-6029



Church Anniversary

Mar 11, 2015 March 11-13, 2015 at 7:00 PM and March 15, 2015 at 11:00 AM

Mar 12, 2015 March 11-13, 2015 at 7:00 PM and March 15, 2015 at 11:00 AM

Mar 13, 2015 March 11-13, 2015 at 7:00 PM and March 15, 2015 at 11:00 AM

Mar 15, 2015 March 11-13, 2015 at 7:00 PM and March 15, 2015 at 11:00 AM

MT. OLIVE FREEWILL BAPTIST CHURCH
Elder John Harris, Pastor – Elect and the congregation of Mt. Olive Freewill Baptist Church, cordially invite you to come and fellowship with us during our Church Anniversary which will be held 7:00 PM Nightly on the following date: Wednesday, March 11, 2015, Elder Julius Harris, Pastor of New Jerusalem M.B. Church, Havana, Florida; Thursday, March 12, 2015, Elder Tory Phillips, Pastor, St. Marks M.B. Church, Havana, Florida; Friday; March 13, 2015, Elder Lamar Simmons, Pastor of Love And Faith Church, Tallahassee, Florida. 11:00 AM - Sunday, March 15, 2015, Elder Gerald Thomas, Pastor of New Directions Christian Center, Quincy, Florida. The church is located at 703 4th Street, Quincy, Florida.

(850) 627-1214


Big Bend Hospice and Tallahassee Nurseries present "Spring Fling - under a Hollywood Moon"

May 14, 2015 7:00pm - 9:30pm

Tallahassee Nurseries, 2911 Thomasville Rd, Tallahassee, FL 32308
Thursday, May 14, 2015, Big Bend Hospice will host "Spring Fling - under the Hollywood Moon". The event will run from 7:00 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. at Tallahassee Nurseries. All proceeds from the event will benefit patient care for Big Bend Hospice.

Connie Palmer
Big Bend Hospice Foundation
850-878-5310



Maclay School To Host Lacrosse Black Out Game

Mar 3, 2015 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Maclay School
Maclay School will host its 2nd annual Black Out Game on Tuesday, March 3, featuring play against crosstown rival Chiles High School, family-friendly fun and fundraising to benefit Maclay Lacrosse and the Wounded Warrior Project. Starting at 6 p.m., families can enjoy pregame entertainment including special activity stations and an appearance by First Commerce Credit Union’s Sammy Squirrel. Star 98.9 will also be broadcasting live from the event. The Maclay-Chiles rivalry lacrosse game will begin with face-off at 7 p.m. Tickets for the Black Out Game will be on sale at the gate at Maclay’s Lacrosse field for $5/adults, $3/students. Concessions will be available for purchase. Be sure to wear black or a limited supply of Black Out Game T-shirts are on sale now at Maclay.

Maclay School
850-893-2138



Sauces & Sirens BBQ Competition

Mar 21, 2015 10 am to 3 pm CST

Panhandle Pioneer Settlement 17869 NW Pioneer Settlement Rd. Blountstown, FL 32424
Come join us at the Panhandle Pioneer Settlement for our 1st Annual Sauces & Sirens B-B-Q Competition!

Dan Hunter 852-693-9447


Avenue Q at Lincoln High School

Mar 12, 2015 - Mar 14, 2015 7:30 pm

Lincoln High School 3838 Trojan Trl, Tallahassee, Florida 32311
The Lincoln High School Choral Dept. presents the Tallahassee premiere of Avenue Q - School Edition, a PG-13 version of the original Tony Award winning musical. A puppet-filled comedy follows a group of 20-somethings seeking their purpose in big-city life.

Scott Leaman 850-488-8187


How You Can Take Advantage of Real Estate Investment Opportunities

Mar 7, 2015 10am - 12pm

1520 Killearn Center Blvd, Tallahassee, FL, 32309
KW Master Faculty, Gene Rivers, will be teaching from New York Times Bestseller,
“The Millionaire Real Estate Investor”
Join The Rivers Team as we explain the concepts of real estate investment.
Some of the topics covered:
How to develop sound criteria for identifying great real estate investment opportunities
How to zero in on the key terms of any transaction and achieve the best possible deals
Proven models and strategies millionaire investor use to track their net worth, understand their finances, build their network, lead-generate for properties and acquire them.
Saturday, March 7, 2015 FREE OF CHARGE
10:00am -12:00 pm
Lunch will be served.
Keller Williams Training Room, 2nd Floor
1520 Killearn Center Blvd. Tallahassee, FL 32309
At the intersection of Capital Circle NW, I-10 & Thomasville Road
Lender will be on hand to answer questions regarding financing.
Questions on the seminar, call (850) 297-CALL
R.S.V.P. to moreinfo@ringtherivers.com
Space is Limited.

8502972255


Easter Brunch at Hotel Duval

Apr 5, 2015 10:30am or 1pm

Hotel Duval, Tallahassee
Hotel Duval is hosting Easter Brunch on Sunday, April 5th, in the Horizon Ballroom. This year, Chef Mark Hall has created a stunning brunch menu that includes all of your favorites! And, the Easter Bunny himself will be in attendance and ready to pose for pictures!

Seatings will be available at 10:30am and 1:00pm. $40* for adults, $15* for kids 10-6, and kids under 5 get in free. Reservations are required. Please call 850.224.6753 to book your reservations. For more information, please visit www.hotelduval.com/easter

(850)224-6753


Physician Seminar: Pelvic Health and Wellness for Women

Mar 31, 2015 6-7 pm

Capital Regional Medical Center, 2626 Capital Medical Blvd., First Floor Classroom, Tallahassee, FL 32308
Physician seminar hosted by Capital Regional Medical Center, presented by North Florida’s only Urogynecologist Michael Douso, MD.

Luke Thomas(850) 325-5591


The Book is Better book club

Mar 24, 2015 6-7

Leon County Public Library, Collins Main Library (Henderson room), 200 W. Park Ave., Tallahassee, FL 32301
Collins Main is pleased to announce the formation of The Book is Better book club. On Tuesday, March 24th, The Book is Better is having its first meeting, which will be a planning session for members to select upcoming titles to read. This book club focuses on books that have been adapted to film and is open to everyone in the community. Light refreshments will be served.

Michelle Ray
(850) 606-2665
raym@leoncountyfl.gov



MOM/WOM Annual Fish Fry

Mar 21, 2015 6:00 pm

1616 Three Notch Road, Blakely, Ga.
Flat Creek Men and Women on Missions are hosting their annual fish fry on March 21, 2015 at Flat Creek Church in Blakely, Ga. Guest speaker Alvin “Sonny” Moore will present the message for the evening. Mr. Moore is serving as pastor at First Baptist Church in Enterprise, Ala. He served as a civilian pastor for 16 years before coming on active duty in 1982. Chaplain Moore retired in 2008, having served 34 years in uniform. . Mr. Alvin “Sonny” Moore is a retired Colonel Chaplain from the United States Army. Please come out and join us for the fish fry and to listen to Mr. Moore’s message. Free admission, gift with registration, and door prizes will be given away.

Tabatha Carter 229-309-6380

Ann Boyd 229-220-4885



Multi Local Author Book Signing March 14th

Mar 14, 2015 11AM - 1PM

Tallahassee
Three Local authors: David Ekrut, T.T. Faulkner and Greg P. Ferrell will be at My Favorite Books for a Book Signing to promote their new Fantasy & Young Adult Fantasy books. Come meet and support our local authors.

stevendphilbrick
(850)668-7498 staff@myfavoritebooksllc.com



Have a Heart for Horses Southern Comfort Soiree

Mar 14, 2015 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Dover Farm, Havana FL
Join us for the 4th annual Have A Heart 4 Horses. This year's theme is "Second Chance Dance." Attendees will be treated to good food, live entertainment and dancing, a silent auction and a special horsemanship demonstration.
There is no shelter or pound for abused, neglected or abandoned horses. There’s no government-funded organization ready to step in and give permanent help to an equine in need.
In the past, people often looked the other way because there was no one to turn to for help. But now they know they can call Triple R Horse Rescue.
Founded in 2009, Triple R (Equine Rescue and Rehabilitation Ranch Inc.) takes in needy horses and gives them a new lease on life, adopting them out to forever homes where they are once again loved or finding them a foster home where they can live out the rest of their lives in peace. Close to 100 horses have come through our program; in 2014 we adopted out 20.
We are an all-volunteer, 501(c)3 non-profit organization that works with law enforcement, animal control and horse lovers in a multi-county region of North Florida and South Georgia. Every dollar raised by Triple R goes directly into the care of our horses, for veterinary services, feed, hay, farrier care and, when possible, training.

Eric Pelletier,(850) 219-1497


Derby Day at Dover

May 2, 2015 4-9PM

WC Dover Farm, 534 Dover Road, Havana, FL 32333
Raising awareness for:
Chelsea House

Derby Day at Dover is an authentic Kentucky Derby experience. You will feel a part of the party at Churchill Downs, while experiencing it right here in Tallahassee.

At the beautiful grounds of Dover Farm you will view the "Run for the Roses", enjoy the sounds of live Bluegrass music, be entertained with a variety of lawn games, feast on a southern style dinner, sip on mint juleps, and taste from our bourbon bar.

Take a gamble at our gaming booth to pick the winning horses for a chance to win a prize, or stroll along the pavilion at our silent auction tables to be the victor of a prize of your choosing.

Stacy Hartmann
(850)491-7023
C/O For the City Events
3375 Capital CR NE
Bldg F, Suite 200
Tallahassee, FL 32308



Free Basic Computer Classes

Mar 12, 2015 2-3:30PM

Mar 19, 2015 2-3:30PM

Mar 26, 2015 2-3:30PM

Collins Main Library (Gates Lab), 200 West Park Ave., Tallahassee, FL 32301
Adult services at Collins Main Library will host a series of free introductory computer classes. These classes will familiarize participants with mouse use (March 12th), the Internet (March 19th) and email (March 26th). Community members are invited to attend one, two or all of these classes. Classes are suited for beginners. No registration necessary.

Michelle Ray
(850) 606-2665
raym@leoncountyfl.gov



Free 75th Anniversary Showing of "Mr. Smith Goes To Washington"

Mar 5, 2015 7-9 p.m.

The Challenger Learning Center 200 S Duval St, Tallahassee, FL 32301
Attend this special feature showing of the newly-released 75th anniversary edition of Frank Capra’s classic film.

Mr. Smith Goes To Washington is a 1939 American political comedy-drama film, starring James Stewart and Jean Arthur, about one man’s effect on American politics.

Best-selling author, Peter Schweizer, will provide thoughts after the film on how to curb “crony capitalism,” influence-peddling, and “corporate welfare” in our day.

RSVP: http://bit.ly/JMIMrSmith

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


House of Comfort and Refuge Ministries' 2015 Quarterly Revival Services

Mar 1, 2015 - Mar 3, 2015 March 1-3, 2015

Havana, Florida
Apostle Lee A. Lyons, pastor of Priestly Praise Ministries of Bainbridge, GA is the Lord's chosen vessel to deliver a life changing Word to God's people for such a time as this! Don't miss your opportunity to be Blessed of the Lord through His servant, One called and Anointed to minister the Word of God with power and authority! Come one! Come All!

Audrey Glenn, Coordinator
(850) 778-0987



Thomas County Historical Society Spring Lecture Series

Mar 3, 2015 7:30pm

Thomas County Museum of History, 725 N. Dawson St., Thomasville, GA
The Thomas County Historical Society presents the 2015 Spring Lecture series the first four Tuesdays in March at 7:30 p.m. at the Thomas County Museum of History. Starting off this year’s series is Executive Director Ann Harrison’s Thomas County History: 101, a chronological journey through Thomas County’s founding, plantations, Resort Era, and 20th-century.

Amelia Gallo 229-226-7664


Thomas County Historical Society Spring Lecture Series

Mar 17, 2015 7:30pm

Thomas County Museum of History, 725 N. Dawson St. Thomasville, GA
The Thomas County Historical Society presents the 2015 Spring Lecture series the first four Tuesdays in March at 7:30 p.m. at the Thomas County Museum of History. Laurie Clement and Georgia Nash, great-great-granddaughters of Candace Wheeler will share family recollections of their illustrious matriarch, who is credited with the creation of the modern profession of interior design. Wheeler, owner of Wintergreen cottage on Junius Street at the turn of the century, was also a renowned textile designer. Much of her work is held in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Amelia Gallo 229-226-7664


Thomas County Historical Society Spring Lecture Series

Mar 24, 2015 7:30pm

Thomas County Museum of History 725 N. Dawson St., Thomasville GA 31792
Dr. Wendy Harrison will introduce us to the women of the Thomasville Study Class who met and discussed literary, historical, and scientific topics for more than 50 years and were agents of change in the community. Among its members were some of the most prominent women in Thomasville.

Amelia Gallo 229-226-7664


Thomas County Historical Society Spring Lecture Series

Mar 10, 2015 7:30pm

Thomas County Museum of History, 725 N. Dawson St., Thomasville, GA
The Thomas County Historical Society presents the 2015 Spring Lecture series the first four Tuesdays in March at 7:30 p.m. at the Thomas County Museum of History. The second lecture in this series will be provided by Will Watt. Watt will share the story of his aunt, professional golfer Mary Lena Faulk, whose career spanned more than three decades and several national championships.

Amelia Gallo 229-226-7664


14th Annual Tails & Trails

May 2, 2015 8am

Tallahassee Animal Services, 1125 Easterwood Drive.
Lace up your running shoes and get ready to support homeless animals at the Animal Shelter Foundation’s 14th Annual Tail & Trails 10k, 5k, 1 mile run/walk and half marathon. Your participation in Tails & Trails helps support programs like urgent supplemental veterinary care, spay & neuter vouchers to reduce pet overpopulation, community education on responsible pet ownership and much more. Families and walkers are especially welcome! The event will include music, food, local business sponsor booths and children’s’ activities such as a kid’s tent and a bouncy house.

AnimalShelterFoundation.org or 321-3665


Mt. Sinai AME Church Talent Fest

Mar 8, 2015 4 p.m.

5998 Apalachee Parkway, Tallahassee, FL
Mt. Sinai AME Church Talent Fest, sponsored by the YPD Department, is on Saturday, March 8 at 4 p.m. Youth between the ages of 5 and 18 will compete with other talented young people as they showcase their talent and lift God up in worship and praise — whether through song, dance, musical performance or spoken word. Participants will be judge on creativity, showmanship and talent. To participate, youth must fill out the registration form and mail it to Mt. Sinai with the $10 registration fee. The winners will receive the following:

FIRST PLACE WINNER — $100
SECOND PLACE WINNER — $50
THIRD PLACE WINNER — $25
PROCEEDS SUPPORT YOUTH INITIATIVES!


Sharon Saunders at (850) 559-3766


ANNUAL EVENING IN WHITE

Mar 8, 2015 5:00 PM

QUINCY, FLORIDA
Rev. Louisa L. Thomas and the members of Steward Temple AME Church cordially invite you to come and worship with us at “THE TEMPLE” on their “Annual Evening in White” on Sunday, March 8, 2015 at 5:00 PM. The speaker will be the Elder Cantiss William of Host of Heaven Church located in Quincy. By way of this announcement, a special invitation is extended to all Women Missionary Society (WMS) in the surrounding area. The church is located at 85 Woodward Road, Quincy, Florida.



850-567-3921


Self Health Empowerment for Women of Faith present the S.H. E. Tea by Temple Fit

Apr 11, 2015 9:30 am-12:30 pm

Life Changers COGIC, 601 N. Micosukee Road, Tallahassee Fl, 32308
The “S.H.E. Tea by Temple Fit,” will feature educational and inspirational workshops catered towards Self- Health Empowerment for women of faith. This exquisite event will include 3 dynamic workshops catered towards busy women of faith. Networking and mingling with other women of influence and vendors catered towards your unique interests. Ticket rates are $25.00 until March 14th. The ticket includes Fine Tea and hors d'oeuvres, workshop materials, door prizes, and more. If your not local to the Tallahassee area, we even have a cyber “e-Tea” as well. For more information please visit www.DoctorAsha.com/Register

"Temple Fit with Dr. Asha," is a dynamic organization that specializes in health promotion, health education, and connecting the community. Dr. Asha has a weekly radio show on Heaven 1410AM, an active blog, and newspaper articles that are featured in the Tallahassee Democrat that teach thousands of people every week how to keep their temples fit.

Dr. Asha Brewer, (850) 510-4292, email: doc@doctorasha.com


The Fight of our Lives Kids Kollection Fashion Show

Mar 15, 2015 6pm

National Guard Armory; 1225 Easterwood Dr. Tallahassee, Fl 32311
All proceeds will assist in the purchase of necessities for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit located at Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare

Shaneka Pace
CEO of Miracle Angel Organization



Stomp Out Diabetes Event - Free Admission

Apr 18, 2015 8:30 A.M. - 11:30 A.M.

Tallahassee Museum
The Tallahassee Museum is a proud sponsor of the Leon County Schools Stomping Out Type 2 Diabetes event Saturday, April 18. The event will take place at the Tallahassee Museum and will be fun for the whole family! Free access from 8:30am – 11:30am to the Museum, reduced fees for Tree to Tree Adventures, 1 Mile Family Fun STOMP, and other activities will be available!

- See more at: http://tallahasseemuseum.org/blog/event/stomp-diabetes-event-free-admission/?instance_id=879#sthash.BikIRAlg.dpuf

Benjamin Gold
850-575-8684



Introduction to Blacksmithing

Apr 18, 2015 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.

Tallahassee Museum
Work alongside an experienced blacksmith to learn some history and basics of the craft. Participants will take home their own creation. - See more at: http://tallahasseemuseum.org/blog/event/introduction-blacksmithing-5/?instance_id=852#sthash.147o2GO7.dpuf

Benjamin Gold
850-575-8684



Night Prowl

Apr 18, 2015 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Tallahassee Museum
Guides will lead guests on a tour of the Wild Florida Trail after Museum hours. The tour guide will talk to the group about nocturnal behaviors, as well as a variety of other topics specific to the individual animals. The tour will include an animal encounter. Registration Deadline: The Wednesday prior to the event, by noon.

- See more at: http://tallahasseemuseum.org/blog/event/night-prowl-8/?instance_id=816#sthash.OEbGScPc.dpuf

Benjamin Gold
850-575-8684



Pioneer Breakfast

Apr 25, 2015 7:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Tallahassee Museum
Start off a great weekend with good eatin’ for a good cause! On Saturday, April 25th , between 7 a.m. and 11 a.m. enjoy a hearty, outdoor meal at our Pioneer Breakfast on the 1880s farmstead. This down-home fundraiser features freshly grilled sausage, scrambled eggs, pancakes and real Bradley’s grits. The Museum’s Board of Trustees will serve up heaping helpings, along with coffee, juice and milk. - See more at: http://tallahasseemuseum.org/blog/event/pioneer-breakfast/?instance_id=892#sthash.OWKb64Ag.dpuf

Benjamin Gold
850-575-8684



Jazz and Blues Festival

Apr 25, 2015 - Apr 26, 2015 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Tallahassee Museum
Come out to the Tallahassee Museum for one of the region’s best two-day jazz, swing, and rhythm and blues music festivals! Get up and dance, sit back and enjoy the music, or take part in fun family activities on the pioneer farm. Guests are welcome to bring camp chairs and blankets, and drinks available at the cash bar. Come on out and enjoy one of the Tallahassee Museum’s great concerts!
Start off a great weekend with good eatin’ for a good cause! Before the festival kicks off between 7 a.m. and 11 a.m. enjoy a hearty, outdoor meal at our Pioneer Breakfast on the 1880s farmstead. This down-home fundraiser features freshly grilled sausage, scrambled eggs, pancakes and real Bradley’s grits. The Museum’s Board of Trustees will serve up heaping helpings, along with coffee, juice and milk.
- See more at: http://tallahasseemuseum.org/blog/event/jazz-blues-festival-pioneer-breakfast/?instance_id=894#sthash.sMiLo7Sm.dpuf

Benjamin Gold
850-575-8684



Night Prowl

May 16, 2015 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Tallahassee Museum
Guides will lead guests on a tour of the Wild Florida Trail after Museum hours. The tour guide will talk to the group about nocturnal behaviors, as well as a variety of other topics specific to the individual animals. The tour will include an animal encounter. Registration Deadline: The Wednesday prior to the event, by noon.

- See more at: http://tallahasseemuseum.org/blog/event/night-prowl-9/?instance_id=817#sthash.YBlIayQK.dpuf

Benjamin Gold
850-575-8684



Critter Class

May 4, 2015 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

May 11, 2015 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

May 18, 2015 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

May 25, 2015 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Tallahassee Museum
May’s theme: Popcorn, Pigs, and Potatoes! What a way to wrap up the Critter Classes for summer. Digging, playing with mud, and creating healthy treats are all a part of this exciting Critter Class!

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.

Fee is for the entire month, and pre-registration is required by noon on the Friday prior to the first Monday of each month. Please be sure to check the calendar, as some weeks there will be no class due to holidays.

- See more at: http://tallahasseemuseum.org/blog/event/critter-class-8/?instance_id=712#sthash.ikgB53tb.dpuf

Benjamin Gold
850-575-8684



Introduction to Blacksmithing

May 16, 2015 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Tallahassee Museum
Work alongside an experienced blacksmith to learn some history and basics of the craft. Participants will take home their own creation.

- See more at: http://tallahasseemuseum.org/blog/event/introduction-blacksmithing-6/?instance_id=856#sthash.uv7ZC96U.dpuf

Benjamin Gold
850-575-8684



Visit Tallahassee T.O.U.R Guide Free Admission Day

May 16, 2015 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Tallahassee Museum
Don’t miss the next Visit Tallahassee T.O.U.R. Guide FREE Admission Day, Saturday, May 16 at the Tallahassee Museum, where admission is FREE all day from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.! There will be plenty of family-friendly activities happening throughout the Museum grounds including close-up animal encounters and living history demonstrations on the 1880’s Big Bend Farmstead. Click here for more information.

- See more at: http://tallahasseemuseum.org/blog/event/visit-tallahassee-t-o-u-r-guide-free-admission-day/?instance_id=899#sthash.WFGUtXyy.dpuf

Benjamin Gold
850-575-8684



Sunset Smokeoff BBQ Battle

Mar 21, 2015 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Kraft Nissan, 3277 Mahan Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32303
First Annual Sunset BBQ Smokeoff Battle. Sounds by Electric Apostles. Come join us for some great family fun, food and entertainment. Cost is $10.00 per person and $5.00 for kids five and under. Visit: http://www.sunsetsmokeoffbbq.com/ for details.

Stam Stathis - - (850) 425-1000


Library Answer Squad: Mobile Device Edition

Mar 4, 2015 1:00-2:30PM

Leon County Public Library, Collins Main Library, 200 West Park Ave., Tallahassee, FL 32301
The community is invited to bring their mobile devices to Collins Main Library for answers to their questions about downloading eBooks, installing apps, accessing email and more.

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



29th Annual Sandestin Wine Festival

Apr 16, 2015 - Apr 19, 2015 Event Times Vary Throughout the Weekend

Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. Destin, FL
Uncork Some Fun in the Sun at the 29th Annual Sandestin Wine Festival, April 16-19 at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, the #1 resort on the Emerald Coast. The Sandestin Wine Festival, voted Best Annual Event in Destin, is a picture-perfect event, complete with white tents, flowing wine, food, ladies strolling in hats and live music. Affectionately called the “Kentucky Derby of Wine Festivals,” attendees will enjoy wine tastings showcasing hundreds of domestic and international wines. The event is one of the best of the year and draws thousands of people to the Village of Baytowne Wharf at Sandestin.
Sandestin offers nearly 1,300 accommodations from the beach to the bay. The resort features a winning combination of accommodations, events, activities, dining and shopping, unmatched by any other vacation destination. To thoroughly enjoy the events surrounding the Sandestin Wine Festival, stay steps or a simple tram ride away when you book at Sandestin. Save up to 25% off accommodations & even more on your ticket with promo code WINE15. Don't miss this very popular event April 16-19. Plan your spring getaway today! Visit www.sandestinwinefestival.com for details or call 866.91.BEACH.

866.912.3224


FAMU Day at The Capital

Nov 30, 0002 9 am - 6 p.m.

The Florida Capital, 400 S.Monroe Street, Tallahassee, FL
The FAMU constituency will visit the state legislative offices to advocate for the excellence academic programs offered at FAMU. All FAMUans, friends and supporters are invited to join us.

Marian B. Gibbons/ (850)765-3814;


Women's Wellness Day

Jul 11, 2015 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Augustus B. Turnbull III Florida State Conference Center, 555 West Pensacola Street, Tallahassee FL, 32306
As women, we often put others first and neglect our own health or well-being. Capital Regional Medical Center offers a way for women to reconnect, discuss our health, and refresh our mind and spirit.
Guests can expect to hear from our physician panel discussing topics specific to women’s health. Come visit with local vendors, enjoy a healthy breakfast and lunch, win door prizes and more!
This is a free event but space is limited. Please register by calling (850) 325-3627.

Luke Thomas
(850) 325-3627



Relay For Life of Thomas County

May 15, 2015 6:00PM - Midnight

Thomasville, Georgia
Relay For Life celebrates thirty years of making a difference in the fight against cancer. This years theme is the Awesome 80's and it will be a great night of food, fun, remembrance and celebration as survivors, caregivers, sponsors and the community show cancer that we will win the fight.

Richard Barnes
91 Hugh Street
Thomasville, GA 31792
229-221-3803



Hike with a Park Ranger

Mar 7, 2015 9:00 a.m.

Dr. Julian G. Bruce St George Island State Park, 1900 East Gulf Beach Dr. St. George Island, FL 32328
Join us for a one mile hike from the campground to East Slough and back. Along the way we will explore a few hidden treasures on the trail. Meet at the campground playground.
Participants should bring drinking water.
Program is free with paid park entry.

For more information about any of our programs please contact the Ranger Station at (850) 927-2111 or visit http:www.floridastateparks.org/stgeorgeisland/default.cfm


Panhandle Seashells

Mar 14, 2015 9:00 a.m.

Dr. Julian G. Bruce St George Island State Park, 1900 East Gulf Beach Dr. St. George Island, FL 32328
Join us for a hands-on ranger led shell identification program in the interpretive center. Get up close and personal with some of the area’s amazing local seashells. We will discover the beauty of the Gulf Coast’s natural resources. 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 or visit http:www.floridastateparks.org/stgeorgeisland/default.cfm


Cast Iron Campfire Cooking

Mar 20, 2015 5-7 p.m.

Dr. Julian G. Bruce St George Island State Park,
When you go camping do you get tired of eating hotdogs and hamburgers? Come out to St. George Island State Park for a demonstration of cast iron cooking and learn a few new recipes to cook on an open fire. Participants should bring a chair, their favorite campfire recipes, and a snack item to share if they would like. Program is free with paid park entry.

For more information about any of our programs please contact the Ranger Station at (850) 927-2111 or visit http:www.floridastateparks.org/stgeorgeisland/default.cfm


Working Apalachicola Bay

Mar 21, 2015 1:00 p.m.

Dr. Julian G. Bruce St George Island State Park, 1900 East Gulf Beach Dr. St. George Island, FL 32328
Join us for an exciting talk about the local seafood industry. Have you ever seen the boats clustered up by the bridge and wonder what they were doing? Come out and see a PowerPoint presentation about harvesting oysters, shrimp, crab, and mullet in Apalachicola Bay. Participants can bring a snack 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 or visit http:www.floridastateparks.org/stgeorgeisland/default.cfm


Zumbathon: Marching for Neena

Mar 8, 2015 2:00 p.m.

Roberts Elementary School
Come and join us as we dance our way to the March of Dimes in rememberance of Neena! Neena was born prematurely and left us shortly after she was born. Without the March of Dimes, we wouldn't have been able to spend precious time with Neena.

Lauren McLendon


Come Out Through Art

Apr 11, 2015 8 p.m.

Tallahassee
Come Out Through Art is your opportunity to engage with LGBTQ+ community members through art. The Mickee Faust Club wants you to contribute to this shared-experience by retelling your unique personal story in a safe and fun performance atmosphere. As a storyteller, you have the option to express yourself on stage through a 1-3 minute story, monologue, poem, song, dance, photographic slideshow, or multimedia platform. Come Out Through YOUR Art.

Come Out Through Art has a mission to provide Tallahassee residents with a welcoming and enjoyable platform that encourages community engagement through the arts.

The Mickee Faust Club is the perfect communal public forum for this celebration of public pride. A non-traditional and culturally diverse gathering place, The Mickee Faust Club stands tall and proud as a leading arts institution, furthering community engagement by providing Tallahassee’s thriving LGBTQ+ community with an exciting performing arts clubhouse. We want you to be involved.

Storytellers will be selected in random order. After Come Out Through Art, some storytellers may be asked to take part in writing workshops with The Mickee Faust Club in order to craft your particular tale into a future performance piece.

The Mickee Faust Club
(850-562-7287)



2015 Gospel Explosion Starring Mary Mary

Apr 3, 2015 7:00 PM

Donald Tucker Civic Center, Tallahassee, FL
Starring: Mary Mary, featuring J. Moss, with special guest Jessica Reedy. Live in concert on Good Friday ! Gospel superstars Mary Mary, multiple Grammy winner J. Moss and from BET 'Sunday Best', Stellar award nominee Jessica Reedy. You will not want to miss this one. There is no better way, to start off Easter weekend !

http://www.tuckerciviccenter.com/events/detail/2015-gospel-explosion


Dazzling Diva's Prom Dress Giveaway

Mar 7, 2015 10 AM - 12 PM

Business Exchange - 5th Floor ~ Next To Smallcakes ~ 125 North Broad Street ~ Thomasville, GA 31792
PURSES is holding their 2nd Annual Dazzling Diva's Prom Dress Drive . This special event will be held on Saturday, March 7, 2015 at the Business Exchange located at 125 North Broad Street , Thomasville , GA. This free pre-prom event will include door prizes, beauty inspiration, hair tips, and a collection of gently used gowns to choose from.

Angela Johnson
229-699-4558 or www.angelajohnsonc.com
purses_unlockingtreasure@yahoo.com



The Joys of Keeping Chickens

Mar 7, 2015 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Tallahassee Museum
Come learn about all the joys of keeping your own chickens. Master Gardener and Living History Interpreter Judith Stricklin will share how easy and rewarding it is to raise your own backyard flock from chicks. Not only will she give you suggestions of how to build a predator-proof coop and how to care for your chickens, she will also share the benefits of having compost on hand, as well as a bounty of fresh eggs! - See more at: http://tallahasseemuseum.org/blog/event/joys-keeping-chickens/?instance_id=813#sthash.CMzAU32k.dpuf

Benjamin Gold


Introduction to Blacksmithing

Mar 21, 2015 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Tallahassee Museum, 3945 Museum Dr., Talllahassee, FL
Work alongside an experienced blacksmith to learn some history and basics of the craft. Participants will take home their own creation. - See more at: http://tallahasseemuseum.org/blog/event/introduction-blacksmithing-4/?instance_id=850#sthash.kt35NQqC.dpuf

Benjamin Gold, 850-575-8684


Night Prowl

Mar 21, 2015 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Tallahassee Museum, 3945 Museum Drive, Tallahassee FL
Guides will lead guests on a tour of the Wild Florida Trail after Museum hours. The tour guide will talk to the group about nocturnal behaviors, as well as a variety of other topics specific to the individual animals. The tour will include an animal encounter. Registration Deadline: The Wednesday prior to the event, by noon. - See more at: http://tallahasseemuseum.org/blog/event/night-prowl-7/?instance_id=815#sthash.Ar9ZHRoF.dpuf

Benjamin Gold, 850-575-8684


Critter Class

Mar 2, 2015 9:30 am – 10:30 am

Tallahassee Museum, 3945 Museum Drive, Tallahassee FL
March’s theme: Crawling Critters: Insects are amazing misunderstood creatures. Critters will use art, science, and music to gain an appreciation for our 6- legged friends.

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.

Fee is for the entire month, and pre-registration is required by noon on the Friday prior to the first Monday of each month. Please be sure to check the calendar, as some weeks there will be no class due to holidays.

** No class on March 16th, 2015.

- See more at: http://tallahasseemuseum.org/blog/event/critter-class-6/?instance_id=556#sthash.3eu3NG9S.dpuf

Benjamin Gold, 850-575-8684


Rummage Sale

Mar 7, 2015 7:30 am to 2 pm CST

Mar 10, 2015 7:30 am to 2 pm CST

Mar 12, 2015 7:30 am to 2 pm CST

Mar 13, 2015 7:30 am to 2 pm CST

Mar 14, 2015 7:30 am to 2 pm CST

Panhandle Pioneer Settlement 17869 NW Pioneer Settlement Rd. Blountstown, FL 32424
We are having a HUGE yard sale. We have been collecting donations all year for this events. We have just about everything anyone could want. Clothes, shoes, toys, furniture and much much more.

Lisa 850-674-2777


Critter Class

Apr 6, 2015 9:30 am – 10:30 am

Tallahassee Museum, 3945 Museum Drive, Tallahassee FL
April’s theme: Bunnies, Birds, and Buds- Spring is in the air. Critter friends will be delighted with fun projects during this session.

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.

Fee is for the entire month, and pre-registration is required by noon on the Friday prior to the first Monday of each month. Please be sure to check the calendar, as some weeks there will be no class due to holidays.

- See more at: http://tallahasseemuseum.org/blog/event/critter-class-7/?instance_id=557#sthash.A3K3VQ4f.dpuf

Benjamin Gold, 850-575-8684, bgold@tallahasseemuseum.org


Friend Day 2015

Mar 1, 2015 Sunday school - 9:45 Worship Service - 10:45

Flat Creek Church, Blakely, Ga.
Flat Creek Church invites everyone in the community to attend the second annual Friend Sunday service on March 1, 2015. This special service is dedicated to welcoming friends, celebrating friendships, and discovering what it means to be a true friend. Pastor Cory Thomas will be discussing various kinds of friendships that can help carry people through life’s trials, help them celebrate life’s joys, and make life’s journey more meaningful. This unique Friend Sunday service will include a performance by the Flat Creek Church Drama Team.

Tabatha Carter, (229)309-6380


Walkabout Tallahassee

Mar 7, 2015 10:00 a.m.

Lake Ella Park
2nd Annual Walkabout Tallahassee for Brain Injury Awareness

Brain Injury Assn of Florida
850.410.0103
events@biaf.org



2015 Family Fun Day & Annual BuddyWalk

Oct 24, 2015 9AM to Noon

The Southwood Towncenter 3196 Merchant Row Blvd Tallahassee, FL 32311
On Saturday, October 24th, regional families, friends, and advocates will enjoy festivities for all ages at the Southwood Town Center in Tallahassee, Florida while also participating in a one-mile advocacy walk designed to help promote the acceptance and inclusion of individuals and special-needs families with Down Syndrome.

Trail-blazing forward beyond societal challenges presented thus far, we are hopeful that your family will be inspired to join us, while connecting with the rest of our community at the 2015 Family Fun Day & Annual BuddyWalk.

The Down Syndrome Association of Tallahassee is a not-for-profit organization serving individuals with Down syndrome and their families since 2004. We offer support to parents and promote acceptance through advocacy, education and awareness helping to ensure that people with Down syndrome have the opportunity to realize their potential as members of our community.

The event will be located at:
The Southwood Towncenter
3196 Merchant Row Blvd
Tallahassee, FL 32311

For more information, please contact:
DSAT (The Down Syndrome Association of Tallahassee)
Main Office: 850.298.8187 Toll-Free: 800-444-0613
Web: http://dsatallahassee.org/contact-us.aspx
E-Mail: executivedirector@dsatallahassee.org

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DSAT (The Down Syndrome Association of Tallahassee)
Main Office: 850.298.8187 Toll-Free: 800-444-0613
Web: http://dsatallahassee.org/contact-us.aspx
E-Mail: executivedirector@dsatallahassee.org



30th Annual Chefs' Sampler

Apr 26, 2015 6:30 PM - 9:00PM

Centre of Tallahassee (formerly Tallahassee Mall)
Join us for the 30th Annual Chefs’ Sampler benefitting Children’s Home Society of Florida at the revitalized, Centre of Tallahassee! This ultimate foodie event will feature tons of local restaurants and caterers serving up samples of their tastiest dishes as well as a special guest, Celebrity Chef Art Smith. General admission tickets are $50 and sponsorships are STILL available. You will not want to miss this Tallahassee Tradition!
Contact info: Sarah Dittman, 850-219-4206, sarah.dittman@chsfl.org
Website: chstallychefs.com
Twitter @tallychefs
Email: sarah.dittman@chsfl.org

Sarah Dittman, 850-219-4206


Capital City Amphitheater Presents: Wilco

Feb 26, 2015 5:30-8 p.m.

Cascades Park/Capital City Amphitheater 1001 South Gadsden Street Tallahassee, FL 32301
The acclaimed Chicago sextet has just released two special collections in conjunction with its 20th anniversary. Alpha Mike Foxtrot is a 4-CD/4-LP/DIGITAL box-set of rare studio and live recordings collected from the band’s extensive archives. What’s Your 20? is a 2-CD/DIGITAL compilation of essential tracks culled from the band’s previously released studio recordings.

Wilco concluded its touring for 2014 with a string of special concerts featuring diverse and ever-changing setlists, performing songs from every album and every stage of its career. Sets changed nightly and featured fan favorites as well as rarely-played tracks. The Chicago Tribune called opening night of a six-night residency at Chicago’s Riviera Theatre “bold, imaginative and vibrant.”

850-671-4700, http://www.capitalcityamphitheater.com/event/2015/04/26/wilco/


Daraja Children's Choir of Africa Concert

Mar 1, 2015 6:30pm

First Baptist Church of Quincy 210 W. Washington St. Quincy, FL
Children from Uganda presents an evening of traditional African song and dance as they share a message of joy and hope in spite of dealing with unimaginable hardships.

Donna Lemieux 850-627-9688


From Cumorah's Hill

Mar 8, 2015 7:00pm- 8:00pm

312 Stadium Drive, Tallahassee Florida
Description:
The cantata, "From Cumorah's Hill," is a beautiful and powerful work performed mainly by a choir of youth from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints age 12-18 from Tallahassee and surrounding areas. There are also soloists, small ensembles, instrumentalist and readers performing. Much of the text and lyrics deal with many questions facing the youth of today in all faiths. The choir will be directed by Jessica Wright Applegate and accompanied by Sonya Webb. Tiffany Martin will be acting as assistant director.

Anna O'Connor
Director of Public Affairs
Tallahassee Florida Stake
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
Cell: 207.607.2169
email: rs.ac.oconnor@gamil.com



Big River Longbeards National Wild Turkey Federation Hunting Heritage Banquet

Mar 14, 2015 6:00PM

Blountstown, Fl.
Banquet with Dinner and Auction

Raymond Russell
850-447-1800



Daniel Harrison at Barnes & Noble, Tallahassee Mall

Mar 13, 2015 5:00pm-7:00pm

2415 North Monroe Street, Tallahassee, FL 32303
Author Daniel Harrison will discuss his new book, "Making Sense of Marshall Ledbetter: The Dark Side of Political Protest" at the Tallahassee Mall Barnes & Noble on March 13, from 5:00pm-7:00pm. Harrison's talk will be followed by a book signing. This event is free and open to the public.

For more info on this event visit:
http://store-locator.barnesandnoble.com/event/4830763

850-383-0600


150TH ANNIVERSARY AND 38TH ANNUAL REENACTMENT OF THE BATTLE OF NATURAL BRIDGE

Mar 7, 2015 - Mar 8, 2015 10:00 AM-4:00 PM

7502 Natural Bridge Road Tallahassee, FL 32305
The Department of Environmental Protection’s Natural Bridge Battlefield Historic State Park, in partnership with the Natural Bridge Historical Society, Inc., invites you to the 38th annual reenactment of the Battle of Natural Bridge. The event commemorates the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War battle which took place 12 miles south of Tallahassee. Early on the morning of March 6, 1865, shots rang out in southern Leon County where the St. Marks River temporarily flows underground then reemerges, thus forming a natural bridge; these shots marked the opening skirmish of the Battle of Natural Bridge. Over the course of the day, Union troops, including the 2nd and 99th United States Colored Troops (USCT), attempted to charge over the Natural Bridge. Each charge was repulsed by murderous artillery and small arms fire by the Confederate defenders. By days end, Union forces retreated to the protection of the Federal fleet at St. Marks. Tallahassee became the only Southern Capital east of the Mississippi River not to succumb to military capture by Union Troops during the American Civil War. On Saturday, March 7th, event guests will mingle with civil war reenactors and observe a Confederate-Union skirmish, cavalry demonstrations, artillery shows and medical treatment examples. Sunday, March 8th, will be the official Opening Ceremonies and Dedication, followed by a full-scale reenactment of the Battle of Natural Bridge at 2:30 p.m. Refreshments, including hamburgers, hotdogs, snacks and soft drinks will be available for purchase both days beginning at 12:00 p.m. Parking is available at the park. Park entrance fees will be waived for the event. Donations of $3.00 per person for adults and $1.00 for children under the age of six will be accepted at the event entrance.

Terri Messler (850) 922-6007


Lowndes County Relay For Life

May 1, 2015 - May 2, 2015 May 1, 2015 at 7:00 pm-May 2, 2015 at 2:00 am

Lowndes High School 1606 Norman Dr, Valdosta, GA 31601
Join us for the Lowndes County Relay For Life. There will be a ton of FREE fun including dancing, music and kids zone!! Make plans to join us now…you won’t want to miss it!!!! Open to the entire community!! Some teams will be selling food, glow items, tickets, raffle tickets, etc...to raise money for the American Cancer Society. http://www.relayforlife.org/lowndescountyga

Brandy Wilkes


"Humpback Whales 3D" at the Challenger Learning Center

Feb 20, 2015 - Feb 20, 2016 February 20, 2015-February 20, 2016

200 S Duval St Tallahassee, FL 32301
Starting Friday, February 20 at the Challenger Learning Center of Tallahassee, experience an extraordinary journey into the hidden world of nature’s most awe-inspiring marine mammal. Humpback Whales takes audiences to Alaska, Hawaii and the Kingdom of Tonga for a close-up look at how these whales communicate, sing, feed, play and take care of their young. Captured for the first time with IMAX® 3D cameras, and found in every ocean on Earth, humpbacks were nearly driven to extinction 50 years ago, but today are making a steady recovery. Join a team of researchers as they unlock the secrets of the humpback and find out what makes humpbacks the most acrobatic of all whales, why only the males sing, and why these intelligent 50-foot, 48-ton animals migrate more than 6,000 miles every year.

Humpback Whales is produced and distributed by MacGillivray Freeman Films and presented by Pacific Life. A One World One Ocean production, Humpback Whales is directed by two-time Academy Award®-nominated filmmaker Greg MacGillivray (The Living Sea, Dolphins) and produced by Shaun MacGillivray (To The Arctic, Journey to the South Pacific). Filmed in 15/70mm, Humpback Whales is written and edited by Stephen Judson (Everest, Journey to the South Pacific). The musical score is by Steve Wood (Journey to the South Pacific, To The Arctic).

For more information, visit http://www.challengertlh.com/.

Emily Brown, (850) 645-7796, ebrown@challengertlh.com


Rotary Mother-Son Dance

Apr 18, 2015 6-9pm

The Moon, Tallahassee FL
The Fourth Mother-Son Dance is an event that signifies lots of fun, entertainment, family time and leisure. Foremost, this event is a fundraiser for the Rotary Club of Tallahassee Southside. The club supports and creates community programs. www.rotarymsd.com

Dexter Baker, 850.322.7684,


RootsTech Family Discovery Day Hosted by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

Mar 7, 2015 9am to 3:30pm

312 Stadium Drive, Tallahassee Florida
Come to our RootsTech Family Discovery Day and learn to strengthen your ties across generations.
-Activties for all ages
-Share your family stories
-Build your family tree
Attendance is FREE
SIGN UP: www.lds.org/familydiscoveryday

Anna O'Connor
Director of Public Affairs
Tallahassee Florida Stake
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
Cell: 207.607.2169
email: rs.ac.oconnor@gamil.com



Carnival at the Moon

Mar 7, 2015 4:00-7:00 P.M.

The Moon, 1105 Lafayette Street
The Tallahassee Chapter of Jack & Jill of America, Inc. will present its second annual fundraiser, “The Carnival at the Moon – A family dance party” which will take place on Saturday, March 7, 2015. There will be great music, food, fun, games, and of course dancing! Proceeds from this event will benefit the Jack & Jill of America Foundation, Inc. and two local charities (1. The Girl Scout Council of the Florida Panhandle and Camp Happy)

Carmen Conner
connercarmen@aol.com



Word of South Festival

Apr 11, 2015 - Apr 12, 2015 April 11-12, 2015

Cascades Park, Tallahassee, FL
This two-day festival features a unique blend of writers and musicians and aims to explore and celebrate the relationship between the two arts. Discover the southern charm of North Florida while enjoying concerts and special performances by local and national artists – all taking place in the heart of Florida’s capital city, Cascades Park. This festival is perfect for all ages, including performances by children’s authors and artists for the young and the young-at-heart.

This event is FREE, with the exception of the Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra concert on Sunday.


wordofsouthfestival@gmail.com


Day Camp – “Kitchen Chemistry”

Mar 16, 2015 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Challenger Learning Center, 200 South Duval Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32301
Camp Challenger Day Camp designed for students in Kindergarten – 5th grade. 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 chewing gum, fruit gels, root beer and more. Registration information at www.challengerTLH.com

Samantha Reaves, 850-645-7777


Day Camp – “Lucky Charms”

Mar 17, 2015 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Challenger Learning Center, 200 South Duval Street, Tallahassee, Florida, 32301
Camp Challenger Day Camp designed for students in Kindergarten – 5th grade. Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day by exploring the wonders of the holiday’s “charms”…what is a rainbow? Learn to spot “fool’s gold” and explore the elusive four-leaf clover. Registration information at www.challengerTLH.com

Samantha Reaves, 850-645-7777


Day Camp – “Whales’ Tales”

Mar 18, 2015 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Challenger Learning Center, 200 South Duval Street, Tallahassee, Florida, 32301
Camp Challenger Day Camp designed for students in Kindergarten – 5th grade. Enjoy the IMAX box-office smash “Humpback Whales,” learn the language of their wild world and their dive into the lives of their underwater community. Registration information at www.challengerTLH.com

Samantha Reaves, 850-645-7777


Day Camp – “Constructioneers”

Mar 19, 2015 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Challenger Learning Center, 200 South Duval Street, Tallahassee, Florida, 32301
Camp Challenger Day Camp designed for students in Kindergarten – 5th grade. Can we build it? Yes we can! Campers will use creative materials to design and build their own structures. Anything is possible with a little imagination, engineering, and problem-solving! Registration information at www.challengerTLH.com

Samantha Reaves, 850-645-7777


Day Camp – “Equinox Exploration”

Mar 20, 2015 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Challenger Learning Center, 200 South Duval Street, Tallahassee, Florida, 32301
Camp Challenger Day Camp designed for students in Kindergarten – 5th grade. Explore the facts and fiction of this bi-annual event on the day it occurs! Discover why many cultures celebrate the equinox as a holiday, the science and history behind the day. Registration information at www.challengerTLH.com

Samantha Reaves, 850-645-7777


Day Camp – “LEGO Engineers”

Mar 23, 2015 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Challenger Learning Center, 200 South Duval Street, Tallahassee, Florida, 32301
Camp Challenger Day Camp designed for students in Kindergarten – 5th grade. Create, build and explore using LEGO®! Build and program LEGO WeDo robots, motorized mechanisms.
Registration information at www.challengerTLH.com


Samantha Reaves, 850-645-7777, sreaves@challengertlh.com


First Friday

Mar 6, 2015 7-9pm

Downtown Thomasville, GA
Join us Downtown for a FREE outdoor concert by the Swingin’ Medallions! This band is sure to please with its upbeat rhythms and fun-to-dance-to vibe. Bring your lawn chair and enjoy the show!

Thomasville Main Street Office, 229-227-7020


Another Night of Bluegrass

Mar 28, 2015 7:30pm

Thomasville Municipal Auditorium, 144 East Jackson Street, Thomasville, GA 31792
Traditional Bluegrass at its finest! Join us for a show by Nothin’ Fancy. Nothin’ Fancy formed as a bluegrass band in 1994 to compete in a bluegrass competition. Since then, they have grown in popularity, released 11 full length albums, and continue to perform at festivals all across the United States, Canada and Norway including the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN, the Lincoln Center in New York City, and the Birchmere in Alexandria, Virginia. They have successfully hosted their own Nothin’ Fancy Bluegrass Festival every year since 2001 in Buena Vista, Virginia.

Thomasville Visitors Center, 229-228-7977, visit@thomasville.org


TalTech Alliance's TechExpo 2015: Evolve

Apr 2, 2015 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Turnbull Conference Center at Florida State University, Tallahassee, Fla.
Startup companies, business leaders and aspiring students will have the opportunity to attend the eighth annual TechExpo, presented by the Tallahassee Technology (TalTech) Alliance. This tech-centered conference will feature three different tracks (Entrepreneur, Management and Technical) and a variety of speakers and exhibitors, giving attendees the chance to network and learn about new industry developments, time and money-saving techniques and tools to optimize productivity and profitability.

Amanda Kuff, (850) 345-0175