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Bizarre Bazaar 2014 @ Bizarre Bazaar 2014
Nov 22 @ 10:00 am – Nov 23 @ 4:00 pm
Bizarre Bazaar 2014 @ Bizarre Bazaar 2014 | Bainbridge | Georgia | United States

Creative Gifts Handmade by Imaginative Eclectics- That’s what you can expect at the annual Bizarre Bazaar. It’s from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. on Saturday and 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. on Sunday. Holiday Open House is Sunday afternoon, so this is a great time to buy those special Christmas gifts.

Festival of Trees for Big Bend Habitat for Humanity @ Goodwood Museum & Gardens
Nov 23 all-day

The Festival of Trees is a magical celebration, established in 2009, to raise money and awareness for Big Bend Habitat for Humanity. The focus of the event is the beautifully decorated holiday trees which are donated and decorated by various organizations, community partners and individuals and are available for purchase throughout the event. The Festival kicks off with a Friday night “Preview Reception”, continues with a “Silent Auction” of the beautiful and festive holiday trees along with other wonderful items donated by local businesses and individuals and wraps up on Sunday evening.  Musical performances by many talented local artists will also take place during the Festival weekend, including Del Suggs, Drew Tillman, The New 76ers, Coon Bottom Creek, Mary Z. Cox, Tim Kelly, Hot Tamale, The Bothys, Eclectic Acoustic, Ernest Toole, Barry Sager, Capital Bells, John Dimino, Sail Bluegrass, and varied Leon High School ensembles. It will be a fun and festive way to kick start the holiday season and support the Habitat mission.

6th Annual Festival of TreesWHEN & WHERE

A Silent Auction of Holiday Trees

Goodwood Museum & Gardens
November 21-23, 2014

Contact: Aimee Redd @ areed@bigbendhabitat.org

Tree Donor Guidelines

The Goodwood Carriage House will be available for set-up and decorating from 3 until 7 pm on Thurs., November 20th and from 9 am – noon on Fri., Nov. 21st. All trees must be in place, fully decorated, and inspected by 1 pm on Fri., Nov. 21st.

Size Categories

MINI – under 4 feet
MEDIUM – 4 to 5 feet
LARGE – 5 ½ to 6 ½ feet

Note: Maximum height allowed is 6 ½ feet.

Questions and Contact Info

Nancy Hough at nhough@asrlegal.com or 577-6500
Marti Chumbler at mchumbler@carltonfields.com or 284-5355
Aimee Reed at aimeereed@bigbendhabitat.org or 574-2288

Restrictions & Requirements

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  • Decorations may not include items marketing your business or organization.
  • All decorations must be wired securely to the trees. The trees will be “bagged” and moved completely intact to their new homes. Therefore, it is important that the tree and decorations are as stable as possible.
  • Tree toppers must be removable.
  • A tree skirt or other appropriate covering for the base of the tree (up to 36 – inches in diameter maximum) must be included.
  • Decorations should be high quality and enhance the value of the tree.
  • Tree must easily fit through normal household doorways with decorations intact.
  • To increase the salability of a tree, the Festival of Trees has the right to “tweak” any entry as required.
  • The display area is limited to a “circle” around the tree that extends no more than three feet. All items in the display are considered to be part of the donation and will be sold as


  • Pre-lit trees are required.
  • You may add additional lights to your tree.
  • No more than three strands of lights may be connected on a single line.

Before a tree can be considered “finished,” the tree must be inspected by a Big Bend Habitat for Humanity Tree Volunteer. You will receive a tax receipt for your donation at this time, if requested.

Special Rules
Handout literature and/or solicitation for your group or business will not be allowed. Trees may be moved if staff deems necessary.

Note:  Spaces are allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Each entry will have a sign provided by Big Bend Habitat for Humanity with the donor’s name and the theme of the tree.

To participate please complete the tree registration form and send it to:

Big Bend Habitat for Humanity
Attn: Aimee Reed
2921 Roberts Ave.
Tallahassee, FL 32310

For questions contact Aimee Reed @ areed@bigbendhabitat.org

Red Kettle Campaign and Angel Tree @ Governor's Square Mall and various Tallahassee locations
Nov 23 @ 8:00 am – 8:00 pm

The Salvation Army is looking for volunteers to ring bells and help the programs that assist hurting children and families. Anyone is welcome to volunteer as an individual, family, church group, fraternity, sorority or school. Volunteers are also needed at the Governor’s Square mall for the Angel Tree to assist citizens that would like to adopt an angel for the holidays and provide Christmas for area children.

Damayan Garden Project: Sunday Session at Lichgate @ Lichgate on High Road
Nov 23 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
This is a repeating event.  Please call to confirm there has been no interruption to the regular event schedule.  Thank you.  

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Join us every Sunday at Lichgate for our weekly gardening session. Help out in our community demonstration garden and learn how to grow your own food naturally. We discuss how to make compost and build healthy soil, seasonal planting, water conservation techniques, and all topics related to sustainable organic food production.

DamayanLogoGloves and tools are provided. Please bring water and be prepared to work outdoors. More information visit www.damayan.org

Plantation Wildlife Arts Festival @ Thomasville Center for the Arts
Nov 23 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

pwaf-logo-web3One of America’s premier wildlife and sporting arts festivals with more than 70 of the nation’s best wildlife and sporting life artists displaying their work for show and sale at the Thomasville Center for the Arts. Enjoy a full weekend of festival activities for all ages with fascinating lectures, demonstrations and special events!

This year’s festival guest speakers include:

  • Ted Turner
  • Beau Turner
  • Bernard Lefty Kreh
  • James Prosek

Festival hours are Saturday 10 AM – 5 PM and Sunday 11 AM – 5 PM.

Visit www.pwaf.org for more information. Proceeds from the Festival benefit the Thomasville Center for the Arts.

Civil Rights in the Sunshine State (view complete hours within listing) @ Museum of Florida History
Nov 23 @ 12:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Civil Rights in the Sunshine State (view complete hours within listing) @ Museum of Florida History | Tallahassee | Florida | United States

The Museum of Florida History presents Civil Rights in the Sunshine State to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The exhibit explores the history of civil rights movement in Florida through artifacts, archival images, film footage and oral histories to educate visitors about Florida’s significant contributions to the Movement.

View the museum hours of operation for extended hours and holiday closings.  

Giving Thanks at Uptown Persimmon Plaza @ Persimmon Plaza at Uptown Tallahassee
Nov 23 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Fall Festival – Giving Thanks – calling for artists to participate with all types of art/music.


Sunday Funday at the Front Porch Restaurant @ The Front Porch
Nov 23 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Come join us for family fun, live music, and the best brunch around. We will offer face painting, balloons, and other activities for kids. As well as a bar opening at 10 am with Bloody Mary bar, and $15 mimosa carafes.


Backstage at the Ballet @ The Tallahassee Ballet
Nov 23 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Come observe Company dancears rehearse for our 2014 production of The Nutcracker. The free event includes a costuming session with The Tallahassee Ballet’s Resident Designer, a tour of the ballet facility, a free raffle entry for a Nutcracker doll. It ends with a Q&A session with the Artistic Director, and an exciting photo opportunity with Clara and the Prince.

This is a fun and magical way to kick off the holiday season for your family!

ACABELLES: ON THE RUN @ Moore Auditorium
Nov 23 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

FSU’s premiere all female a cappella group presents our 2014 fall concert, ACABELLES: ON THE RUN.

We’ll be taking over Moore Auditorium on 11/23/14 at 1PM to perform our winning SoJam set along with a few new songs we’ve been working on this semester.

Admission is FREE, but bring extra cash for ‘Belles merch and raffles!

The concert will also include the coronation of our 14th Mr. AcaBelle – contact Marah Oropeza if you’re interested in competing for the title.


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