What’s Happening Now
The Department of Environmental Protection’s Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park and the Friends of Maclay Gardens Inc. would like to invite the public to see the display of one of a kind scarecrows during the month of October.
Please check the museum’s hours here to visit this exhibit.
Beautiful handmade and machine sewn fiber artworks are on display at the annual quilt show at the Museum of Florida History. The show is organized by Quilters Unlimited of Tallahassee and is in its 33rd year. Awards are given in various categories, including a yearly “Challenge Quilt” theme. The theme this year is “Starry Starry Night.” Visitors can vote for their favorite quilt, take part in a silent auction, or talk to the quilters in the exhibit.
Unbelievable deals on a huge selection of toys is coming just in time for Christmas. Kids Pointe is hosting a Holiday Toy Consignment Sale September 26 through October 5, 2014. Shoppers can buy toys, books, games for up to 90% off retail prices. Consignors can earn up to 70% of the sales price for all items sold. Reselling toys and apparel has gained popularity as consumers want more value for their dollar and they see opportunity to get some of their investment back for what was once considered consumable goods.
Kids Pointe, located at 3507 Maclay Boulevard, has three seasonal consignment sales a year for women’s apparel. The success of these sales has prompted a consignment sale for toys scheduled before the holiday season begins.
The Holiday Toy Consignment Sale lasts nine days. Consignors have a two week time frame to bring in their “gently used, next to new toys” to Kids Pointe for the sale. Kids Pointe prints out tags for consignors and verifies toys are in working order and have not been recalled. Sellers are required to have working batteries placed in toys so that buyers can confirm they are in working order.
Purchasing toys at a garage sale or even from a friend can be risky. Thousands of toys have been recalled and are still in the resale market endangering children. Although it is illegal to sell items that have been recalled, untrained resellers either do not check for recalled items or do not make buyers aware items have been recalled. “We make sure that all toys sold at Kids Pointe have been checked for recalls when we buy them”, states Barbara Hill.
Barbara Hill, owner, states, “Buying toys gets expensive fast. This sale is a great way to get top quality toys at very reasonable prices. Selling toys that sit in a box or on a shelf for cash is a real motivator to clean out and get ready for Christmas.”
Consignors can price items themselves by entering the information on the Kids Pointe website and get 70% of the sales price, or get 50% by taking them to Kids Pointe & Fashion Pointe where their experienced staff will price the items for the sale. All items must be in nearly new condition, have current demand and be prepared so that it is ready to sell. Tags are provided and attached to items at the store making it easy for consignors to drop items off and wait for them to sell.
Holiday Toy Consignment Sale from September 26 to October 5 , 2014 at Kids Pointe, 3507 Maclay Boulevard, Tallahassee, Florida.
September 26th – October 5th
VIP Consignor Pre-Sale:
8:30 am-9:30 am
Sneak Peak Sale (fee)
VIP Consignor 50% Off Sale:
8:30 am – 9:30 am
50% Off Sale (open to public):
Tuesday-Saturday 9:30 am – 6:00 pm
Sunday: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
A Message From Kids Pointe
Reselling items for children has become very popular among parents not only at the family garage sale, but on Facebook, organized group sales and on the internet. One of the problems parents buying the toys face is whether the toy is safe and has not been recalled. Although it seems easy enough to host a resale event, they do not verify all toys have not been recalled. Some hosts tell sellers they must be sure the toy has not been recalled, but they do not verify the toy has not been recalled. After the sale is over, the host of the event goes away and a parent may have unwittingly purchased a dangerous toy. At Kids Pointe, we verify every toy has not been recalled. Although it is illegal to sell or give away a recalled item, there is little to no enforcement of this law.
- Baby Time – 10:30 AM – Main Library (200 W. Park Avenue, downtown) – Bring $2 for parking in case you stay longer than 1 hour.
- Baby Time – 11:30 AM – Eastside Branch (1583 Pedrick Road, near Buck Lake) – Parking is free.
What is Baby Time
Back by popular demand! Join us for another Thai class. Tuesday September 30 at 6pm. $35 per person. Join us at the Cooking Cottage to learn about the flavors of Thailand and how to create delicious Thai inspired dishes at home. We will start with the famous Thai Coconut Chicken Soup: Tom Kah Gai, Shrimp Pad Thai, Thai Summer Rolls with fresh herbs, and Thai Tea. All menu items for this class are gluten free. Coffee, Tea, and Water will be provided as well as a hearty dinner from the menu items prepared. BYOB if you prefer another beverage. The Thai Summer Rolls will be HANDS ON- so you’ll get to prepare a portion of the meal.
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