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Dec
13
Fri
2019
APOLLO 11: First Steps Edition Now Playing @ Challenger Learning Center
Dec 13 – Dec 31 all-day
Experience the “out-of-this-world” moment (literally) when the United States of America achieved exploration greatness with APOLLO 11: First Steps Edition. Boasting “how far and how fast we have come,” as a nation, during a time where traveling to the moon was unthinkable, the brilliantly curated film pilots the audience through the lunar landing journey of avid preparation, anxious lift off and triumphant return. APOLLO 11 was made specifically for a giant screen at museums and science centers, offering an exclusive take into “the greatest and most complex exploration in Man’s history.” Featuring a newly-discovered trove of never-before-seen 70 mm footage and more than 11,000 hours of uncatalogued audio recordings, the film offers a distinctive feature from the documentary genre, without narration. Here, the alluring nature of IMAX and unclassified audio recordings speak for themselves, even in its moments of restless silence. APOLLO 11 showcases the raw reality of humanity’s greatest achievements as the first to put men on the moon. The 47 minute IMAX experience, APOLLO 11: First Steps Edition, excites family and friends of all ages to experience an American triumph at an affordable price. Offering tickets between $6-8, purchases support the Challenger Learning Center’s community outreach and educational programming. APOLLO 11: First Steps Edition is sponsored locally in part through the Council on Culture and Arts’ Cultural Grant Program, funded by the City of Tallahassee and Leon County.
From the Cedar Chest: Southern Quilting, 1830’s to Today @ Gadsden Arts Center & Museum
Dec 13 – Dec 22 all-day

An exploration of the rich tradition of quilting in our local Big Bend community, spanning several generations and cultures to celebrate the beloved art of quiltmaking. For two years, a committee of local quilters and quilt collectors and the Gadsden Arts curator research and identified historic to contemporary quilts in private and public collections across several counties in North Florida. Several of the quillts have been completed by multiple family members over a period of decades as patterns were passed down to younger generations. This exhibition discusses the story of an art form that was utilitarian, uniquely cultural, and inherently social, that bridges gaps between generations and finds commonalities between cultures.

Ten Voices: A Visual Conversation @ Gadsden Arts Center & Museum
Dec 13 – Dec 22 all-day

On view in both the Zoe Golloway Gallery and the Munroe Family Community Gallery, this exhibition presents the visual conversations between the artists belonging to the Ten Artists, Ltd. group, begun in 1985. The works by Rene Lynch, Susan Allen, Mary Apple, Jennifer Clinard, Wendy Devarieux, Rosemary Ferguson, Nina Freeman, Judy Nable, Bev Sipos and Pam Talley in watercolor, acrylic, oil, pastel, and mixed media, will explore the individual’s response to place, memory and life experience.

A Cultural Legacy: Selected Works from the Parker B. Poe Collection Pebble Hill Plantation @ Pebble Hill Plantation
Dec 13 2019 @ 10:00 am – May 8 2020 @ 5:00 pm

The iconic 20th century shooting plantation poised in Thomasville, Ga., Pebble Hill Plantation welcomes visitors to its newest art exhibition – A Cultural Legacy: Selected Works from the Parker B. Poe Collection – Nov. 22, 2019 until April 30, 2020. Located on the second floor of the Main House, the Elisabeth Ireland Poe Art Gallery features permanent works of Mrs. Poe’s collection, in addition to an impressive rotation of special exhibits. Both Mrs. Poe and her husband, Parker Barrington, shared an appreciation for art depicting the culture and lifestyle of South Georgia, but Parker B. Poe’s style was very different from the more traditional nature, sport and dogs featured in Mrs. Poe’s collection. On loan from The Thomasville Center for the Arts (where Mr. Poe bequeathed his collection upon his death in 1991), this engaging exhibit features an eclectic look into many different art forms and design. From the Parisian Toulouse-Lautrec prints to an 18th century Chinese Lotus bowl from Greta Garbo’s estate, the collection showcases highlights from more than 700 pieces of fine and decorative art Mr. Poe amassed in his lifetime. For more information about the plantation and upcoming special events, visit pebblehill.com.

The Allison Christmas Spectacular 2019! @ The Allison Christmas Spectacular
Dec 13 2019 @ 6:00 pm – Jan 9 2020 @ 10:00 pm

The Allison Christmas Spectacular is celebrating 12 years! This year, The Allison Christmas Spectacular is receiving a complete overhaul to include 100% LED lights! This will help make the display be bolder and brighter than ever before!

Returning this year are 3 mega trees, 12 mini trees, 14 leaping arches, 102.5 FM WACS Radio, hundreds of strobes, and all of our previously featured dancing sequences. We are again featuring over 200,000 lights, dancing to 7 songs this year! We have two NEW dancing sequences debuting this year: Selah’s “Little Drummer Boy” and an updated version of Michael W. Smith’s “Christmas Angels!”

There is no charge to come see the lights, and the display is a drive-by. The lights will be displayed Thanksgiving through New Year’s from 6-10 pm nightly. We will be hiring a deputy to be on duty each night this year, and we will again be taking donations to help cover the deputy fees.

Feel free to check out and like our Facebook page to receive updates regarding The Allison Christmas Spectacular! Be sure to also visit our official website at allisonchristmasspectacular.com. We hope you and your family and friends are able to come by for our biggest and brightest year ever!

Dec
14
Sat
2019
SCIturdays – Winter Wonderland @ Challenger Learning Center
Dec 14 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

2 PROGRAM TIMES: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Ages 10 and under
Let it snow! Make a snowman out of shredded paper, discover the science of snowflakes, explore how birds walk in the snow and more.

SE Native American Festival @ Mission San Luis
Dec 14 @ 10:00 am – Dec 15 @ 4:00 pm

Join us at Florida’s Apalachee-Spanish Living History Museum for two days of Southeastern Native American dancing, craft vendors, cultural demonstrations, music, and storytelling. Also enjoy living history, archery, atlatl/spear throwing, crafts for kids, and more! Fun for all ages!

Saturday, December 14 (10 am – 6 pm)
Sunday December 15 (10 am – 4 pm)
(The Weekend BEFORE the Solstice)

Admission fee per day:
Adults – $5; Seniors (65+) – $3; Children (6 -17) – $2; Members, Children under 6 and Active Duty Military – FREE!

Craft Vendors:
Support our artisans and get your holiday shopping done! Find jewelry, baskets, gourd art, dance regalia, traditional instruments, shell art, fabrics and clothing with Southeastern Native American designs, native plant and herbal products, wood carvings, and much more!

Cultural Demonstrations:
— Traditional dances with audience participation
— Storytelling
— Native American encampment
— Craft working
— Educational exhibits and more!

More on our website — about the nationally/regionally known performers as well as the daily schedules — as information becomes available! https://missionsanluis.org/events-calendar/winter-solstice/

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Enjoy a meal during the festival! Food vendors will be on site.
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Bring chairs/blankets for seating and dress appropriately for the weather (most activities are outdoors). NO COOLERS, NO ALCOHOL, and NO SMOKING on the historic site!
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Many thanks to Visit Tallahassee, Friends of Florida History, Inc., and Florida Council on Arts and Culture for providing assistance!
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See photos from last year at
Solstice Celebration 2018 Graphic

Customer Appreciation Event at Vera’s Apothecary @ Vera’s Apothecary
Dec 14 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Join us this Saturday at Vera’s Apothecary from 11AM-2PM for their Customer Appreciation event. Free Paella (Mixta and Vegan), entire store 30-40% off, gift drawing and more!

Holiday Craft Fair Presented by Tally Mac Shack @ Tally Mac Shack at Happy Motoring
Dec 14 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Holiday Craft Fair Presented by Tally Mac Shack @ Tally Mac Shack at Happy Motoring

Tally Mac Shack presents our first Holiday Craft Fair!

Bring the kids out for an afternoon full of arts and crafts, and delicious mac and cheese! Macaroni jewelry, ornament crafting and more!

$10 for Kids Mac & Cheese + Craft Kit

RSVP to the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/895510027511114/

Dec
16
Mon
2019
Gentle Chair Yoga @ Goodwood Museum and Gardens
Dec 16 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Start your week with Gentle Chair Yoga, one of the gentlest forms of yoga. In this class, traditional yoga disciplines including poses, breath work, and meditation, along with energizing movements and sequences, are practiced either seated in a chair or standing using a chair for support. Benefits of a regular practice include increased strength and flexibility, improved balance and range of motion, better memory and focus, and stress reduction. Gentle Chair Yoga is great for beginners, seniors, and those coming back to physical activity after injury or illness. Located in the Jubilee Cottage. $5 suggested donation.

Dec
17
Tue
2019
Candlelight Tour & Holiday Concert @ Goodwood Museum & Gardens
Dec 17 @ 5:30 pm

Voces Angelorum and Goodwood Museum & Gardens invite you to usher in the holidays with an evening of candlelight, food, wine, and chorale on Tuesday, December 17 at 7 PM.

Enjoy an elegant evening with a stroll around the grounds and a candlelight tour of the Main House Museum beginning as early as 5:30 PM, followed by a beautiful holiday choral concert in the Carriage House at 7 PM. This winter’s concert includes a variety of holiday choral music from around the world, and you will also hear Three Christmas Choruses from Handel’s Messiah arranged for treble voices!

Admission is $25. The evening includes a complimentary wine bar which will be open prior to and after the concert.

The candlelight tour, grounds, wine bar and light snacks open at 5:30 PM, with a larger variety of food available after the performance. You may arrive any time between 5:30 – 7 PM. This will be a very elegant evening and a wonderful way to usher in the holiday season!

Proceeds benefit Voces Angelorum and Goodwood Museum.
For more information, please contact vocesangelorum@gmail.com

Voces Angelorum Holiday Concert at Goodwood Museum & Gardens @ Goodwood Museum & Gardens
Dec 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Voces Angelorum invites you to usher in the holidays with an evening of candlelight, food, wine, and chorale on Tuesday, December 17 at 7pm at Goodwood Museum & Gardens located at 1600 Miccosukee Rd, Tallahassee, FL 32308.

Come and enjoy an elegant evening with a stroll around the grounds and a tour of the main house beginning as early as 5:30pm, followed by a beautiful holiday choral concert in the Carriage House at 7pm. This winter’s concert includes a variety of holiday choral music from around the world, and you will also hear Three Christmas Choruses from Handel’s Messiah arranged for treble voices!

Admission is $25. The evening includes a complimentary wine bar which will be open prior to and after the concert, museum tour, concert, and a variety of foods after the performance. Grounds, wine bar and light snacks open at 5:30, with a larger variety of food available after the performance. You may arrive any time between 5:30-7pm. This will be a very elegant evening and a wonderful way to usher in the holiday season!
Proceeds benefit Voces Angelorum and Goodwood Museum.

For more information, please contact vocesangelorum@gmail.com

Dec
18
Wed
2019
Wellness Wednesdays at Hearth & Soul with The REFINEry @ Hearth & Soul
Dec 18 @ 5:45 pm – 6:30 pm
Wellness Wednesdays at Hearth & Soul with The REFINEry @ Hearth & Soul

Local gathering place and experiential retail store Hearth & Soul welcomes The REFINEry as its September Fitness Partner, feeding the soul of the community with complimentary fitness classes on the patio every Wednesday at 5:45 p.m. On Wednesday, Sept. 25, join Felicia Nowels for Barredio, 60 minutes of high intensity, heart rate raising exercise combining traditional barre work, cardio, sports, dance training and total body toning exercises. This fast-paced, challenging class is great for those looking to sweat. Each “Wellness Wednesday” class is complimentary and leaves participants feeling refined and reenergized. Call 850.894.SOUL to reserve space.

Gulf Winds’ Wednesday Beginning Running Group @ FSU - Mike Long Track
Dec 18 @ 6:00 pm

8-week beginners’ running program to prepare the beginning or returning runner to complete a 5K (3.1 mile), either using a run-walk-run method or by continuous running. Join us for free tools, training, and support as you build your endurance!

Dec
21
Sat
2019
Saving Wakulla Springs Overland Tour @ Cascades Park
Dec 21 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join Jim Stevenson, Florida springs expert on this fascinating guided tour through the scenic basin area of Wakulla Springs with 7 different stops of interest.  Right here in this very unique area of North Florida, we are privileged to sit on top a wonderful labyrinth of limestone that carries water into one of the world’s largest springs – the Wakulla.  This unique tour traces the amazing journey of our precious water southward from Tallahassee into world famous Wakulla Springs.  Peer into the underground aquifer that supplies our drinking water through pristine sinkholes not accessible to the public.  The tour provides expert information into how activity within a Springs Basin affects the Springs, our aquifer, and our drinking water.  A journey that everyone who lives in our beautiful Big Bend region should experience!  Car caravan tour departs from Cascades Park and ends at Wakulla Springs State Park.  $18 per person, $10 students.  Tour proceeds benefit Friends of Wakulla Springs State Park.

Frenchtown Farmers Market
Dec 21 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

The Frenchtown farmers market is located 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 Information

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

Dec
23
Mon
2019
Star Wars Science Day Camp @ Challenger Learning Center
Dec 23 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

K-1: Use the force as you participate in Jedi Training, make your own lightsaber and Yoda ears

2-3: Code in a Star Wars galaxy with Rey & BB8, explore engineering and simple machines to design and build an Ewok catapult and Millennium Falcon.

4-5: Stay on target and design a droid with recyclables, use Sphero bots to compete in a BB-8 Coding Challenge and engineer a lightsaber.

Chair Yoga Dance @ Goodwood Museum and Gardens
Dec 23 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Spice up your chair yoga practice with some new movements and sequences in this fun Chair Yoga Dance class. For those new to chair yoga, seniors and everyone who loves to dance! This energetic class begins with centering and breath work, advances into a series of seated and standing chair yoga dances and ends with a relaxing guided meditation. Improve your balance and cardiovascular fitness, develop greater flexibility and increase your strength, mobility and memory skills all while dancing and having fun. Located in the Jubilee Cottage. $5 suggested donation.

Dec
25
Wed
2019
Gulf Winds’ Wednesday Beginning Running Group @ FSU - Mike Long Track
Dec 25 @ 6:00 pm

8-week beginners’ running program to prepare the beginning or returning runner to complete a 5K (3.1 mile), either using a run-walk-run method or by continuous running. Join us for free tools, training, and support as you build your endurance!

Dec
26
Thu
2019
A Night of Comedy with Erica Rhodes @ Temple Israel - Tallahassee's Jewish Community Center
Dec 26 @ 6:15 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us Thursday, December 26th for a Night of Comedy with our guest comedian, Erica Rhodes. She was most recently seen this summer on NBC’s Bring the Funny where judge Jeff Foxworthy described her as the best defined comic voice of the competition.

Tickets are $15 for general admission and $20 for priority seating. Our wine & schmooze hour starts at 6:15pm leading up to the show starting at 7:30pm.



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