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Apr
25
Sat
Tallahassee Tennis Challenger @ Forestmeadows Tennis Complex
Apr 25 – Apr 26 all-day

The 16th USTA Tallahassee Tennis Challenger will take place April 25 through May 2, 2015 at the City of Tallahassee’s beautiful Forestmeadows Tennis Complex. This site has been host to Satellites, Futures and the last ten Challenger events. The first Challenger tournament in Tallahassee took place in 2000 and has grown steadily every year. When schedules permit, players want to be in Tallahassee. Our site has been a testing ground for the USTA and serves as a model for USTA Pro Circuit Challengers all over the country.

2015 will be the third year that the tournament will be played on a clay court surface. Tallahassee will again be the final tournament in the Har-Tru USTA Pro Circuit Wild Card Challenge in which participating American players will compete for points to win the French Open Wild Card, which provides direct entry into the 2015 French Open tournament in Paris. This year the first tournament will be held in Sarasota and the second will be held in Savannah.

Live Web-Streaming of the 2015 Tallahassee Challenger matches will again be available. This means fans of tennis all over the world will be able to watch their favorite players’ matches live from their computers, mobile phones, iPads, etc. All for free!

The Tallahassee Tennis Challenger continues to be a TMH Foundation Project for the eleventh year. Their support, along with 15 year sponsor the Florida Lottery and 9th year sponsor Comcast, will ensure that the high standards of the tournament will be maintained in 2015. Other returning sponsors are Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare, Tallahassee Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Affairs, Tallahassee Sports Council, WCTV 6, Greenberg Traurig, Rowland Publishing and the Tallahassee Democrat.

Proceeds from the tournament continue to benefit the Vogter Neuro-Intensive Care Unit at Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare. This unit cares for patients of all ages who suffer neurological trauma (such as head injuries, strokes), require surgical intervention for life threatening illnesses (brain tumors, aneurysms), and many other types of patients too numerous to name. In 2014, the net proceeds were again donated to the D. Mark Vogter Memorial Endowment making the total contribution to the Endowment over $600,000 for the last 15 years.

A new endowment was created in 2010—the Maria Yealdhall Challenger Tennis Fund was established with the Tallahassee Friends of Our Parks Foundation, the fund raising arm of the Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Affairs Department. All monies collected from ticket sales are donated to this endowment each year and are used to assist in tennis related projects and programs throughout the city. The first improvement for the Tallahassee tennis community from this endowment can be seen at Winthrop Park city courts where 4 beautiful shade structures were installed on the courts. In addition, a new awning was installed at Forestmeadows and the ladies’ bathroom was updated.

A tournament of this size could not happen without the hundreds of committed volunteers who work every year. From ball kids/babes & dudes, who stand on court for hours, to the ticket-takers, food-Moms and hostesses, housing sponsors, drivers, desk volunteers and organizers. Thousands of hours are donated to make this tournament run smoothly. And we are always looking for a few more!! If you are interested in becoming a sponsor for the tournament or volunteering before, during or immediately following the tournament please contact Karen Vogter, Tournament Director, at Karen@tallahasseechallenger.com

Learn about the Event Schedule & more here.  

Apr
26
Sun
2015 Tallahassee Writers Conference & Book Festival “Write on Target” @ Four Points Sheraton
Apr 26 all-day

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So Much To Do Railroad Square @ Railroad Square Art Park
Apr 26 all-day

You Make it, You Grow It Market
THIS Saturday, April 25th! Amanda Boekhout, Stan Lakota, Bob O’lary will all be artists participating in our weekend event!

The OTHER SIDE Vintage
The 11th Annual Funky FLEAmarket will be this Saturday April 25th from 10am-3pm. A cornucopia of gently used clothing, furniture, handmade jewelry, art, knick-knacks and more can be found at one of our favorite yearly events.

CURIO
New goodies for this week include 10 new sunglasses styles, perfect vintage denim and every spring accessory you may need!

Anhaica Bag Works
What better way to accessorize you bike than with an Anhaica Bag! Don’t forget to enter to win $2500 worth of amazing bike gear, courtesy of Urbanful and Momentum Magazine. Prizes even include the possibility of winning a brand new bike! Hurry you only have until April 28th to enter!

Art by Laura Nicole
Find everything from Laura’s animal portraits to her hand-sewn doo-dads on her etsy website.

Athena’s Garden
They didn’t let the rain and power outages keep them down this past week! Come check out their essential oils along with some tips on awesome rainy day projects like their Diffuser Necklace! Monday-Sunday, 12-6pm!

Cosmic Cat Comics
Are you a comic book related artist? Come set up a table and show off your stuff! Publisher? Come do the same! The Cat is making this year’s FREE COMIC BOOK DAY, YOUR day!

Peace On Earth Yoga
See you in Yoga class!

Going Places Street Outreach Program
Gaurdian of the Galaxy will be on the big screen this Friday, April 24th at 7pm! Come out dressed as your favorite Guardian character and get your picture snapped for a chance to win an awesome prize! Stick around to make your very own baby Groot! Invite friends and family and don’t forget, this is just the first of many free and rad summer evens we will be hosting!

Tallahassee Rock Gym
Get your climb on! No experience needed! Monday-Friday 12-10pm, Saturday 2-10, and Sunday 1-7pm

The Crum Box Gastgarden
THURSDAY: in-park delivery service to Proof from 6-11pm.
SATURDAY: an acoustic afternoon in the Gastgarden with a regional duo at 3pm.
SUNDAY: Late, Late Brunch will be served while featuring the pickin’ and pluckin’ of Alex Deely of Maine’s own ‘Mousam River Ramblers’ starting at 3pm.

Check it all out here, on the Railroad Square Art Park official Facebook event page.  

Tallahassee Tennis Challenger @ Forestmeadows Tennis Complex
Apr 26 – Apr 27 all-day

The 16th USTA Tallahassee Tennis Challenger will take place April 25 through May 2, 2015 at the City of Tallahassee’s beautiful Forestmeadows Tennis Complex. This site has been host to Satellites, Futures and the last ten Challenger events. The first Challenger tournament in Tallahassee took place in 2000 and has grown steadily every year. When schedules permit, players want to be in Tallahassee. Our site has been a testing ground for the USTA and serves as a model for USTA Pro Circuit Challengers all over the country.

2015 will be the third year that the tournament will be played on a clay court surface. Tallahassee will again be the final tournament in the Har-Tru USTA Pro Circuit Wild Card Challenge in which participating American players will compete for points to win the French Open Wild Card, which provides direct entry into the 2015 French Open tournament in Paris. This year the first tournament will be held in Sarasota and the second will be held in Savannah.

Live Web-Streaming of the 2015 Tallahassee Challenger matches will again be available. This means fans of tennis all over the world will be able to watch their favorite players’ matches live from their computers, mobile phones, iPads, etc. All for free!

The Tallahassee Tennis Challenger continues to be a TMH Foundation Project for the eleventh year. Their support, along with 15 year sponsor the Florida Lottery and 9th year sponsor Comcast, will ensure that the high standards of the tournament will be maintained in 2015. Other returning sponsors are Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare, Tallahassee Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Affairs, Tallahassee Sports Council, WCTV 6, Greenberg Traurig, Rowland Publishing and the Tallahassee Democrat.

Proceeds from the tournament continue to benefit the Vogter Neuro-Intensive Care Unit at Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare. This unit cares for patients of all ages who suffer neurological trauma (such as head injuries, strokes), require surgical intervention for life threatening illnesses (brain tumors, aneurysms), and many other types of patients too numerous to name. In 2014, the net proceeds were again donated to the D. Mark Vogter Memorial Endowment making the total contribution to the Endowment over $600,000 for the last 15 years.

A new endowment was created in 2010—the Maria Yealdhall Challenger Tennis Fund was established with the Tallahassee Friends of Our Parks Foundation, the fund raising arm of the Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Affairs Department. All monies collected from ticket sales are donated to this endowment each year and are used to assist in tennis related projects and programs throughout the city. The first improvement for the Tallahassee tennis community from this endowment can be seen at Winthrop Park city courts where 4 beautiful shade structures were installed on the courts. In addition, a new awning was installed at Forestmeadows and the ladies’ bathroom was updated.

A tournament of this size could not happen without the hundreds of committed volunteers who work every year. From ball kids/babes & dudes, who stand on court for hours, to the ticket-takers, food-Moms and hostesses, housing sponsors, drivers, desk volunteers and organizers. Thousands of hours are donated to make this tournament run smoothly. And we are always looking for a few more!! If you are interested in becoming a sponsor for the tournament or volunteering before, during or immediately following the tournament please contact Karen Vogter, Tournament Director, at Karen@tallahasseechallenger.com

Learn about the Event Schedule & more here.  

Theatre Tallahassee Presents: Evita (see performance schedule below) @ Theatre Tallahassee
Apr 26 all-day

Performance Schedule & Ticket Purchase

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s dynamic musical features the rags-to-riches rise of the First Lady of Argentina, Eva Peron. This passionate true story follows Evita’s journey from the slums of Argentina to the presidential mansion. Adored by her people, she became the most powerful woman in Latin America. A compelling score fuses chorales with Latin, pop, and jazz influences in this multiple Tony Award winning show, as complex as the woman it honors.

Playing April 9th-26th on the Mainstage.

For more information, call 850-224-8474 or visit www.theatretallahassee.org.

Toy Consignment Sale
Apr 26 all-day

The Holiday Toy Consignment Sale is not a year round store.  We hold one event each year that feature hundreds of quality, gently-used or new kids toys. Items include educational toys, puzzles, activity tables, electronics, gaming systems, and MORE.  It’s held at the perfect time to get some of the room in your house back during your spring cleaning! PLUS…our winter event is a great time to get some extra cash for the holidays and find that unique gift for the special little ones in your life! There is something for everyone!

Learn more about sale hours, as well as consigning and shopping here.

Chipola Feather Fest
Apr 26 @ 6:45 am – 12:00 pm

Brown-headed-Nuthatch4The Chipola Feather Fest takes place from Friday, April 24th to Sunday, April 26th 2015. A variety of field trips, workshops and social activities have been scheduled providing opportunity to enjoy the beautiful Florida Panhandle, home to the world’s largest population of Red-cockaded Woodpeckers. There are many other sought after birds, animals and plants in the area such as Bachman’s Sparrow, Swallow-tailed Kite, Mississippi Kite, Swainson’s Warbler, Least Bittern, Purple Gallinule, Gopher Tortoise, Fox Squirrel, American Alligator, and endangered pitcher plants.

Learn More

Camp Kesem FSU and Joshua19Foundation Superhero Scramble 5K! @ FSU Integration Statue
Apr 26 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Camp Kesem at FSU and Joshua19Foundation have joined together to put on our first annual 5K!

Joshua19Foundation is an organization that honors a fallen hero, he was a marine. His family started the organization to help charities and causes that Josh was passionate about and they are helping us with Camp Kesem.

Camp Kesem works to provide a free week of summer camp to children who have been affected by a parent with cancer. The theme of the run is a “Superhero Scramble”! A lot of us have a hero that we admire and we are having a run to honor them! The race will take place on Sunday April 26th at 9 A.M.

Early registration is $20 and day of will be $25! A group of 4 early registration is $70 and day of is $80! We are also having a hero wall where you can post a photo, the name, or anything you would like to post to recognize your hero!

The first 100 runners to register get a free t-shirt! The shirts will then be for sale at the race! So please sign up using the link provided and we can’t wait to see you all there dressed up in your favorite superhero gear :)

Jazz & Blues Festival @ Tallahassee Museum
Apr 26 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

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!

2015 JAZZ & BLUES LINE UP TBA!

Plus…

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.

Sunday Brunch Music Series @ 101 Restaurant
Apr 26 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

 

 

Please note that this event is reoccurring.  Please call 850-391-1309 to confirm there has been no interruption before you plan to attend.  

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Every Sunday 101 Restaurant has live entertainment as a part of our Sunday Brunch Music Series with talent from all across the country!

 

 

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