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The Capital Canopy Challenge is the only USTA Florida sanctioned tournament held in Tallahassee, Florida. USTA sanctioned tournaments do not affect your computer rating, but they track your progress and success. That is to say that by playing playing and performing well in this tournament you earn a state tournament ranking credit, and may even be qualified to enter other sanctioned tournaments as a seeded player.
The May 25-27th event will feature 3.0-4.5 singles and 3.0-4.5 gender doubles at Forestmeadows Tennis Complex.
The format will be full sets with bracketed elimination. Everyone will be guaranteed 2 matches.
The proceeds go to the Tallahassee Tennis Association (TTA) to allow them to continue the good work of putting up structures and tennis community necessities, and encouraging the growth of tennis in Tallahassee.
In the first comprehensive and complete exhibit of its kind, Mysteries Below Ground explores the intricate workings of 25 underground ant nests. This exhibit will reveal the enormous range of size and complexity of ant nest structure and reflects the range of scales in which ants live their lives. The exhibit also dives into Dr. Walter Tschinkel’s method of metal casting and the ways in which metal casting reveals a complete, precise and detailed version of ant nest architecture. Dr. Tschinkel’s casts have been featured in 16 museums around the world, from Paris to Hong Kong, including two casts at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History. This exhibit will only be here until June 10, 2018, so don’t miss this extraordinary opportunity.
Pandas are beloved around the world, and now they are coming to the big screen in the IMAX® original film “Pandas,” a breathtaking documentary adventure and amazing experience for the whole family. At Chengdu Panda Base in China, scientists are dedicated to protecting the species by breeding adult Giant Pandas in order to introduce cubs into the wild. This film follows one such researcher, whose passion leads her to initiate a new technique inspired by a black bear program in rural New Hampshire. What starts as a cross-culture collaboration becomes a life-changing journey for an American biologist who crosses an ocean to join her; a scientist from Inner Mongolia; and a very curious female cub named Qian Qian, born in captivity. Captured with IMAX® Cameras, join Qian Qian on an exciting new adventure in the mountains of Sichuan as she takes her first steps outside her protected habitat, discovering her true animal nature…even as she faces the challenges of the unknown.
The Frenchtown farmers market will reopen on March 5th at 524 North MLK Blvd. In partnership with the Community Redevelopment Agency, the farmers market represents a first step in plans to develop a local food business incubator on the property.
The project, led by Frenchtown Neighborhood Improvement Association, is an effort to improve opportunity for people of color, women, veterans and students. The goal is to diversify the local economy, both by product and proprietor, in order to create more resilient, engaged, safe and thriving communities.
And what better place to start than Frenchtown.
Opening day will feature live music, guest speakers and host of local vendors with handmade and locally grown products. The Frenchtown market will open every Saturday, from 9am to 1pm throughout the year.
Vendor inquiries from across the Big Bend region are also welcome. The Frenchtown farmers market is the only food retail opportunity in the area with purchase incentive programs that improve families’ ability to purchase fresh food, and also expand the sales potential for market vendors.
Vendor info sessions will be held Wednesday, February 17th @ 12:30pm and Saturday, February 20th at 3:00pm, at the market’s new location, 524 North MLK Blvd. in Tallahassee.
Videos: Frenchtown Market Vendors
This two day beginning blacksmith workshop will be held at the Museum’s smithy with instructor Michael Murphy, the Museum’s part-time resident blacksmith. This workshop will be for people with little to no blacksmith experience. Each person will have the opportunity to work with the traditional coal burning forge, as well as the more modern propane-burning forge. Materials will be provided and participants may take their creations with them at the end of the day.
Fourth Saturday of each month.
11 am -2 pm. Meet at Nature’s Classroom.
Engages the whole family in scavenger hunt, crafts, and other activities. Different theme each month. Free after refuge admission.
Please call (850)925-6121 to register (required). Free after refuge admission.
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