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Mar
15
Fri
2019
Superpower Dogs 3D @ Challenger Learning Center of Tallahassee
Mar 15 @ 10:00 am – Jun 14 @ 10:00 am
Superpower Dogs 3D @ Challenger Learning Center of Tallahassee
45 minute IMAX 3D documentary *SHOWTIMES VARY DAILY* Visit www.ChallengerTLH.com/showtimes to plan your visit. Join an immersive IMAX adventure to experience the life-saving superpowers and extraordinary bravery of some of the world’s most amazing dogs. In this inspiring true story, our best friends are also real-life superheroes. Journey around the globe to meet remarkable dogs who save lives and discover the powerful bond they share with their human partners. Follow ‘Halo’, a rookie puppy training to join one of the most elite disaster response teams in America. Meet ‘Henry’, an avalanche rescue expert in the Canadian Rockies, ‘Reef’, a Newfoundland lifeguard with the Italian coastguard, ‘Ricochet’, a Californian surf legend helping people with special needs, and the Bloodhound brothers, ‘Tipper and Tony’, who are leading the fight to save endangered species in Africa. As we discover the incredible abilities of dogs and the astonishing science behind their superpowers, we’ll never look at our best friends the same way again! This program sponsored in part through COCA’s Cultural Grant Program funded by the City of Tallahassee and Leon County. Your ticket purchase supports the Challenger Learning Center’s community outreach and educational programming.
Apr
11
Thu
2019
Annual Juried TCC Art Students’ Exhibit @ TCC Fine Art Gallery
Apr 11 @ 12:30 pm – Apr 25 @ 4:30 pm

Come out for the Annual Student Art Exhibit, featuring artwork by our very own students at Tallahassee Community College.

Gallery open Monday through Friday, 12:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Gallery is closed during college holidays and on weekends. Admission is free.

Public Reception on Thursday, April 11, TCC Fine Art Gallery, 4:30 to 8 p.m.

Apr
12
Fri
2019
Graduating Artists Exhibition @ FSU Museum of Fine Arts
Apr 12 – May 5 all-day
Graduating Artists Exhibition @ FSU Museum of Fine Arts

Join us in celebrating this semester’s class of graduating Bachelor of Fine Arts and Master of Fine Arts students. The BFA is a rigorous, studio intensive program that challenges students to grow as visual artists and critical thinkers. Students completing their MFA, the terminal degree for artists, have worked for three years to hone their craft, engage with rigorous critical and theoretical scholarship, and develop an artistic practice that will carry them into their professional careers. MoFA is proud to exhibit the thesis work of these young artists and congratulates them as they embark on new, exciting adventures. There will be an opening reception Friday, April 12 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Admission is always free!
Museum hours are Monday-Friday 9:00-4:00 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Metered parking is available on the main level of the Call Street Garage, Monday-Friday 8:00-4:30 p.m. After 4:30, and on weekends, all legal spaces are available to visitors.

Apr
18
Thu
2019
TCC Traffic Safety Fair 2019 @ Tallahassee Community College
Apr 18 @ 11:30 am
TCC Traffic Safety Fair 2019 @ Tallahassee Community College

Tallahassee Community College students are participating in a service-learning project by promoting and hosting the third annual campuswide traffic safety fair in April.

The event – Good Decisions, No Collisions – will be held from 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 18, in the parking lot behind the Lifetime Sports Complex at TCC. It is sponsored by the TCC Alumni & Friends Association, the American Safety Institute, the Anthony Phoenix Branca Foundation and State Farm Insurance (David Williams). April is Distracted Driving Awareness month.

More than 10 local and statewide organizations have confirmed their participation for this year’s event. They include the Tallahassee Police Department, Leon County EMS, Florida SADD, MADD, Leon County Schools, Florida 511, IMPAACT and the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles.

Exhibitors will have interactive demonstrations such as pedal cars, a distracted driving simulator, motorcycle simulator, drunk goggles, seat belt convincer and free bicycle helmet fittings. There will also be free food and music. This year, students will be signing up blood donors for the bloodmobile that will be on campus from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Car crashes are the number one killer of teenagers and six teens die each day as a result of automobile wrecks, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In 2017, nearly 50,000 crashes and 233 deaths were caused by distracted driving in Florida, according to the Florida Division of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles.

Outdoor Yoga & Pilates Fusion Class @ Goodwood Museum & Gardens
Apr 18 @ 5:45 pm
Outdoor Yoga & Pilates Fusion Class @ Goodwood Museum & Gardens

Yoga & Pilates under live oaks and Spanish moss. This Fusion Flow class will be held on Goodwood’s center oval in front of Goodwood’s Main House Museum at 5:45 PM on April 11, April 18, May 2, and May 9. Classes will be outside weather permitting.

Fusion Flow unifies the practice of yoga with the practice of Pilates for a dynamic class to compliment any routine! Fusion Flow’s unique format is great for active recovery, injury prevention, or for increasing overall strength and flexibility.

There is no charge for Premier members, and a $5 donation for all others. The donation will go to support Goodwood’s Community Wellness Garden.

Please bring your own mat, as additional mats will NOT be available at Goodwood.

This is a partnership between Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare, Premier Health & Fitness Center, and Goodwood Museum & Gardens. For more information, please call 850-877-4202 x232 or email smcandrew@goodwoodmuseum.org.

Paul M. Sutter Book Signing @ Challenger Learning Center
Apr 18 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Paul M. Sutter Book Signing @ Challenger Learning Center

Challenger Learning Center and Midtown Reader host a book signing event and Q&A
Scientist and author Paul M. Sutter leads a discussion and signs copies of Your Place in the Universe

WHAT: A unique opportunity to meet an expert on physics, astronomy and space exploration is coming to the Challenger Learning Center next Thursday when they host Paul M. Sutter, scientist and author of Your Place in the Universe. Paul Sutter is a new, fresh voice in science communication. An astrophysicist, author, speaker, producer, and on-air host everywhere from podcasts to TV, Paul strives to bring science to new audiences. His first book, Your Place in the Universe, was published by Prometheus Books in November 2018. By breaking down formidable concepts, emphasizing the human and artistic aspects of the scientific process, and making science accessible with his characteristic conversational, humorous approach, Paul is the one and only Agent to the Stars!

WHEN: Thursday, April 18 from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m.: Doors open 7:00 p.m.: Discussion 8:00 p.m.: Book Signing

WHO: An established scientist, Paul has authored over 60 academic papers on topics ranging from the earliest moments of the Big Bang, to the emptiest places in the universe, to novel methods for detecting the first stars. He received his PhD in Physics in 2011 as a Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellow, and prior to his current position he held research fellowships in Paris and Italy. He has given over 100 seminars, colloquia, and conference talks at institutions around the world. Paul’s Ask a Spaceman! podcast invites listeners to send questions via social media to answer on the show, and is now one of the top podcasts across all subjects globally. As a contributing editor to Space.com, Universe Today, and Forbes, his articles are syndicated to CBS News, Scientific American, MSN, and more. A go-to expert for journalists and producers, Paul regularly appears on radio, TV, and in print, including on the Science Channel, History Channel, and Weather Channel.

WHERE: Challenger Learning Center of Tallahassee on Kleman Plaza, 200 South Duval Street

DETAILS: The Challenger Learning Center is featuring a discussion and book signing with Paul M. Sutter. The event is free and open to the public. Seating is first come, first serve; seating is limited. Copies of Your Place in the Universe will be available on site for purchase from Midtown Reader.

Rural Economic Development Forum @ Woodville Community Center
Apr 18 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Rural Economic Development Forum @ Woodville Community Center

Do you have an idea that can be developed in the rural areas of Leon County to attract visitors? Tallahassee-Leon County Planning will host a Rural Economic Development Forum on Thursday, April 18 at 6:30 p.m. at the Woodville Community Center, 8000 Old Woodville Rd. This forum will provide attendees insight into the economic opportunity that the rural lands of Leon County hold.
The event will feature a short presentation followed by a discussion of a panel of experts sharing their unique perspectives on a topics including the economic impact of the Red Hills conservation lands in Leon County, allowable development in rural lands with a specific emphasis on regulations concerning agritourism, the unique qualities of the Big Bend Scenic Byway, the importance of canopy roads to the character and economy of Leon County, and how placemaking in our rural communities can contribute to the culture, tourism, and economic attraction of our rural areas.

The panel will include:

• Artie White, Administrator of Comprehensive Planning for the TLC Planning Dept., Moderator
• Neil Fleckenstein, Planning Coordinator, Tall Timbers Land Conservancy, Panelist
• Scott Brockmeier, Development Services Administrator, Leon County DSEM, Panelist
• Del Suggs, Chairman for the Big Bend Scenic Byways Management Group, Panelist
• Forrest Watson, Chairperson for the Tallahassee-Leon County Canopy Roads Citizens Committee, Panelist
• Jennette Duncan, Planner, DesignWorks Division of the TLC Planning Dept., Panelist

For more information, contact Michael Alfano, Tallahassee-Leon County Planning, (850) 891-6418 / Michael.Alfano@Talgov.com.

Apr
19
Fri
2019
Girls Can Save the Earth! Day Camp @ The Oasis Center for Women and Girls
Apr 19 all-day

During our Spring session of girls empowerment camps, campers will learn about trailblazing women in history and use that inspiration to focus on how they want to make their own positive impact in the world. Our campers are encouraged to dream big and embrace themselves and their strengths by breaking down barriers that divide girls, such as socioeconomic status, race, body image, and family structure. Through fun experiences and interactions, The Oasis Center encourages leadership development, community service, teamwork, decision-making skills, and good communication, while promoting self-esteem and healthy living. The camp is designed for girls ages five to thirteen, and tuition is offered on a sliding fee scale with a limited number of need-based scholarships available.

Studio Art Portfolio Day @ TCC Student Union Ballroom
Apr 19 @ 1:00 pm
Studio Art Portfolio Day @ TCC Student Union Ballroom

Aspiring studio art students are invited to join us on Friday, April 19th 2019 from 1pm to 4pm at Tallahassee Community College in the Student Union Ballroom for Florida State University’s 1st annual Portfolio Day! Participants will get a chance to meet and connect with FSU Department of Art Faculty while having their portfolios reviewed. Portfolio Day 2019 will provide students the opportunity to learn how to apply to both FSU and TCC programs, get professional feedback on their work from esteemed faculty and working artists, and find guidance for a career path in Studio Art. All pre-registered attendees will be entered in a door prize giveaway!

Portfolio Day is Free and open to aspiring studio art students in High school and collegians interested in transferring. This Event is hosted in conjunction with the Art Programs at Tallahassee Community College and Florida State University.

Register Here: https://connect.fsu.edu/register/portfolioday

Cristina Izquierdo, Strategic Enrollment Analyst
Florida State University College of Fine Arts
Cizquierdo@fsu.edu | (850) 645-5012

Apr
20
Sat
2019
LESLIE WALLACE-COON SCULPTURE @ Gadsden Arts Center & Museum
Apr 20 all-day
LESLIE WALLACE-COON SCULPTURE @ Gadsden Arts Center & Museum

Leslie Wallace-Coon takes inspiration from everyday life, of the visible world of people, animals, and her surroundings. Her sculptures and bas-reliefs tell stories of the humorous contractions and extremes of relationships she witnesses between people and their pets. Domestic animals are an inspiration because of the humorous, physical, and “superimposed” human characteristics she sees in them. Her goal as an artist is to create work that compels the viewer to look, laugh, and become caught up the details. Wallace-Coon has work in public and private collections in the region and owns the Bowery Art Gallery in Apalachicola.
Exhibition admission: $10 for nonmember adults (includes 6 exhibitions); free for Gadsden Arts Center & Museum members, free for children ages 17 and under. Exhibition admission-free days: March 2 / April 6 / May 4

Norman Rockwell in the 1960s @ Gadsden Arts Center & Museum
Apr 20 all-day

The Gadsden Arts Center & Museum is pleased to host Norman Rockwell in the 1960s, an exhibition of prints organized by the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, focusing on illustrations he created for magazines during that turbulent decade. In 1963, the artist ended his almost 5 decade-long association with The Saturday Evening Post and began to search for new artistic challenges. Rockwell left behind his beloved story-telling scenes popular in the Post and threw himself into the visual documentation of social issues and current events like school integration, the moon landing, and the murder of civil rights workers.
Exhibition admission: $10 for nonmember adults (includes 6 exhibitions); free for Gadsden Arts Center & Museum members, free for children ages 17 and under. Exhibition admission-free days: March 2 / April 6 / May 4

Saving Wakulla Springs Overland Tour @ Tour depart from Cascades Park
Apr 20 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Saving Wakulla Springs Overland Tour @ Tour depart from Cascades Park

Experience the wonders and beauty of the Wakulla Springs Basin on a unique behind-the-scenes journey with Florida Springs expert, Jim Stevenson. Take this amazing tour and see for yourself the actual place where groundwater enters the incredible underground cave system on its journey to Wakulla Springs! Guided car caravan tour of the scenic basin area of Wakulla Springs… set against the picturesque backdrop of woods & waters. Trace the overland journey of water south as it flows underground from Tallahassee through one of the longest and deepest cave systems in the world to Wakulla Springs. Seven unique stops of interest along the way including lakes & sinkholes….some areas not open to the general public! Tour departs from Cascades Park and ends at Wakulla Springs State Park.

Family Heirs’ Property Town Hall Meeting @ Perry-Paige Auditorium
Apr 20 @ 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
Family Heirs’ Property Town Hall Meeting @ Perry-Paige Auditorium

Florida A&M University Cooperative Extension Program is hosting a Family Heirs’ Property Town Hall Meeting. The purpose of the town hall is to hear from Florida residents impacted by Family Heirs’ Property and partner with them to develop a strategic plan of action to address their needs and concerns in ways that make a difference in their daily lives.
Free event and open to the public.

Downtown Market @ Tallahassee Downtown Market
Apr 20 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Wake up to some Tallahassee Goodness this Saturday and every Saturday, March through November at the Tallahassee Downtown Market from 9 am until 2 pm. Fresh from the garden local produce for fixin up your table. Fresh baked bread with jams and jellies just like granny made. Unique arts and craft gifts for you and yours all hand made by the artist in the booth. Come relax under the majestic oak on Park Ave at Monroe street as you listen to our own live music across the street from the Doubletree by Hilton. Want to be a vendor please join us! Information is available at www.downtownmarket.com or call the office at 850-224-3252. Thanks #IHeartTally #tlhdowntown #TalentLivesHere

Frenchtown Farmers Market
Apr 20 @ 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

GARY SCZERBANIEWICZ: FOSSILIZED INTENT @ Gadsden Arts Center & Museum
Apr 20 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
GARY SCZERBANIEWICZ: FOSSILIZED INTENT @ Gadsden Arts Center & Museum

Gary Sczerbaniewicz creates small sculptural works that showcase hybrid architecture as the subject matter. His scale-model replicas of brick building fragments and brick masonry façade catalogue a range of vignettes that have been culled from his experience living in a rust-belt city for more than a decade. In this grouping of works, disconnected doors, blocked windows, shadows of staircases, collapsed walls, eroded rooflines, and bloated surfaces shrug off their originally designed roles and stand as petrified strata which seem to gently mock the beholder.
Exhibition admission: $10 for nonmember adults (includes 6 exhibitions); free for Gadsden Arts Center & Museum members, free for children ages 17 and under. Exhibition admission-free days: March 2 / April 6 / May 4
Open Tuesdays – Saturdays 10am-5pm

A Hoppin’ Good Time! @ Chick-fil-A North Monroe Street
Apr 20 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

A family fun Easter event! We have games and a chance to win a Chick-fil-A Easter gift basket! Purchase a Frosted Key Lime and receive an entry into a raffle. More Key Limes gets you more entries!

Apr
21
Sun
2019
Easter FUNday @ the Fun Station @ Fun Station
Apr 21 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Easter FUNday @ the Fun Station @ Fun Station

Easter Egg Hunts @ 10am, 2:15pm & 2:30pm
$2 Go-Karts, Laser Tag, & Mini Golf til 2pm

Get ready for our second annual Easter FUNday! Starting from 10 am to 3 pm on Sunday, April 21st. Show up early for the first Easter Egg Hunt inside our arcade, and keep your eyes out for Easter Eggs hidden around the entire facility til 2 pm! Free arcade games, activities and more exciting gifts are hidden inside of the eggs. Additional Easter Egg Hunts at 2:15 pm (7 & under) and 2:30 pm (8 & older).
Also, we will have raffle contests (with egg hunt admission) for a total of 6 Easter Baskets filled with fun toys, games, candy and Fun Cards. (each ranging in value from $50-$200!)

We will be running CHEAP Fun Card deals, and extended our $2 ACTIVITIES special ’til 2pm. Bring your own Easter Egg Basket and look for GOLDEN eggs with special prizes ranging from 5 free arcade games to an entire family outing for FREE! Show up early to sign up for our raffle contest! Our Family FUNday Basket is valued at over $200.

Apr
23
Tue
2019
The Green Amendment Book Discussion with Forgotten Nations and Creation Care, @ Saint Paul United Methodist Church
Apr 23 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
The Green Amendment Book Discussion with Forgotten Nations and Creation Care, @ Saint Paul United Methodist Church

Veteran environmentalist and original petitioner and leader of the Green Amendment movement, Maya van Rossum will holding a community discussion with Forgotten Nations and Creation Care, on her new book, The Green Amendment: Securing Our Right to a Healthy Environment, followed by Q&A and signing.

Tuesday, April 23, 2019
5:30pm doors open
6:00pm potluck
6:30pm talk and then book signing
Saint Paul’s United Methodist Church
1700 North Meridian Road
Tallahassee, FL

*Bring a potluck dish and be entered to win door prizes!

About the book:
In the decades long fight for a cleaner environment, we’ve been fighting a losing battle. The sad truth is, our laws are designed to accommodate pollution rather than prevent it. People feel powerless when it comes to preserving the quality of their water, air, public parks, and special natural spaces.

The solution, argues Delaware Riverkeeper Maya K. van Rossum in a pathbreaking book, is to bypass the laws and turn to the ultimate authority: our state and federal constitutions. In 2013, van Rossum and her team won a watershed legal victory that not only protected Pennsylvania communities from ruthless frackers, but affirmed the constitutional right of people in the state to a clean and healthy environment.

Following this victory, van Rossum inaugurated the Green Amendment movement, dedicated to empowering every American community to mobilize for constitutional change. In The Green Amendment, van Rossum lays out an inspiring new agenda for environmental advocacy, one that will finally empower people.

We all have the right to pure water, clean air, and a healthy environment. It’s time to claim that right—for our own sake and that of future generations.

The Green Amendment has been honored as a 2018 Living Now Evergreen Awards GOLD Winner in the Nature Conservation category, received an Honorable Mention in the 2017 Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Awards, and includes a powerful foreword authored by Mark Ruffalo, which supports the visionary constitutional path advocated for in the book.

Apr
24
Wed
2019
The League of Women Voters April 2019 Annual Business Meeting @ Four Points by Sheraton
Apr 24 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

We urge you to exercise your right to vote by attending this vital meeting. We will elect new Officers who serve one-year terms, three members of the Board of Directors who serve two-year terms, and vote on a proposed Program and Budget for the coming year. The nominated members of the Board and the proposed program were presented in the March Voter newsletter, and the proposed budget is in the April edition. Please read the material and prepare to help determine the direction of your League for next year.
After business we’ll enjoy dinner, look at our year in review, and hear from our special guest, Jessica Lowe-Minor, Treasurer for the League of Women Voters of the United States. Many of you know Jessica as a local leader, and we are proud of her prominent role at the national level. We’ll hear a brief update on where the League is headed nationally and have a conversation about whatever you are interested in.



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Mar
15
Fri
2019
Superpower Dogs 3D @ Challenger Learning Center of Tallahassee
Mar 15 @ 10:00 am – Jun 14 @ 10:00 am
Superpower Dogs 3D @ Challenger Learning Center of Tallahassee

45 minute IMAX 3D documentary
*SHOWTIMES VARY DAILY* Visit www.ChallengerTLH.com/showtimes to plan your visit.

Join an immersive IMAX adventure to experience the life-saving superpowers and extraordinary bravery of some of the world’s most amazing dogs. In this inspiring true story, our best friends are also real-life superheroes. Journey around the globe to meet remarkable dogs who save lives and discover the powerful bond they share with their human partners.

Follow ‘Halo’, a rookie puppy training to join one of the most elite disaster response teams in America. Meet ‘Henry’, an avalanche rescue expert in the Canadian Rockies, ‘Reef’, a Newfoundland lifeguard with the Italian coastguard, ‘Ricochet’, a Californian surf legend helping people with special needs, and the Bloodhound brothers, ‘Tipper and Tony’, who are leading the fight to save endangered species in Africa.

As we discover the incredible abilities of dogs and the astonishing science behind their superpowers, we’ll never look at our best friends the same way again!

This program sponsored in part through COCA’s Cultural Grant Program funded by the City of Tallahassee and Leon County. Your ticket purchase supports the Challenger Learning Center’s community outreach and educational programming.

Apr
11
Thu
2019
Annual Juried TCC Art Students’ Exhibit @ TCC Fine Art Gallery
Apr 11 @ 12:30 pm – Apr 25 @ 4:30 pm

Come out for the Annual Student Art Exhibit, featuring artwork by our very own students at Tallahassee Community College.

Gallery open Monday through Friday, 12:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Gallery is closed during college holidays and on weekends. Admission is free.

Public Reception on Thursday, April 11, TCC Fine Art Gallery, 4:30 to 8 p.m.

Apr
12
Fri
2019
Graduating Artists Exhibition @ FSU Museum of Fine Arts
Apr 12 – May 5 all-day
Graduating Artists Exhibition @ FSU Museum of Fine Arts

Join us in celebrating this semester’s class of graduating Bachelor of Fine Arts and Master of Fine Arts students. The BFA is a rigorous, studio intensive program that challenges students to grow as visual artists and critical thinkers. Students completing their MFA, the terminal degree for artists, have worked for three years to hone their craft, engage with rigorous critical and theoretical scholarship, and develop an artistic practice that will carry them into their professional careers. MoFA is proud to exhibit the thesis work of these young artists and congratulates them as they embark on new, exciting adventures. There will be an opening reception Friday, April 12 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Admission is always free!
Museum hours are Monday-Friday 9:00-4:00 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Metered parking is available on the main level of the Call Street Garage, Monday-Friday 8:00-4:30 p.m. After 4:30, and on weekends, all legal spaces are available to visitors.

Apr
18
Thu
2019
TCC Traffic Safety Fair 2019 @ Tallahassee Community College
Apr 18 @ 11:30 am
TCC Traffic Safety Fair 2019 @ Tallahassee Community College

Tallahassee Community College students are participating in a service-learning project by promoting and hosting the third annual campuswide traffic safety fair in April.

The event – Good Decisions, No Collisions – will be held from 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 18, in the parking lot behind the Lifetime Sports Complex at TCC. It is sponsored by the TCC Alumni & Friends Association, the American Safety Institute, the Anthony Phoenix Branca Foundation and State Farm Insurance (David Williams). April is Distracted Driving Awareness month.

More than 10 local and statewide organizations have confirmed their participation for this year’s event. They include the Tallahassee Police Department, Leon County EMS, Florida SADD, MADD, Leon County Schools, Florida 511, IMPAACT and the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles.

Exhibitors will have interactive demonstrations such as pedal cars, a distracted driving simulator, motorcycle simulator, drunk goggles, seat belt convincer and free bicycle helmet fittings. There will also be free food and music. This year, students will be signing up blood donors for the bloodmobile that will be on campus from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Car crashes are the number one killer of teenagers and six teens die each day as a result of automobile wrecks, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In 2017, nearly 50,000 crashes and 233 deaths were caused by distracted driving in Florida, according to the Florida Division of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles.

Outdoor Yoga & Pilates Fusion Class @ Goodwood Museum & Gardens
Apr 18 @ 5:45 pm
Outdoor Yoga & Pilates Fusion Class @ Goodwood Museum & Gardens

Yoga & Pilates under live oaks and Spanish moss. This Fusion Flow class will be held on Goodwood’s center oval in front of Goodwood’s Main House Museum at 5:45 PM on April 11, April 18, May 2, and May 9. Classes will be outside weather permitting.

Fusion Flow unifies the practice of yoga with the practice of Pilates for a dynamic class to compliment any routine! Fusion Flow’s unique format is great for active recovery, injury prevention, or for increasing overall strength and flexibility.

There is no charge for Premier members, and a $5 donation for all others. The donation will go to support Goodwood’s Community Wellness Garden.

Please bring your own mat, as additional mats will NOT be available at Goodwood.

This is a partnership between Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare, Premier Health & Fitness Center, and Goodwood Museum & Gardens. For more information, please call 850-877-4202 x232 or email smcandrew@goodwoodmuseum.org.

Paul M. Sutter Book Signing @ Challenger Learning Center
Apr 18 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Paul M. Sutter Book Signing @ Challenger Learning Center

Challenger Learning Center and Midtown Reader host a book signing event and Q&A
Scientist and author Paul M. Sutter leads a discussion and signs copies of Your Place in the Universe

WHAT: A unique opportunity to meet an expert on physics, astronomy and space exploration is coming to the Challenger Learning Center next Thursday when they host Paul M. Sutter, scientist and author of Your Place in the Universe. Paul Sutter is a new, fresh voice in science communication. An astrophysicist, author, speaker, producer, and on-air host everywhere from podcasts to TV, Paul strives to bring science to new audiences. His first book, Your Place in the Universe, was published by Prometheus Books in November 2018. By breaking down formidable concepts, emphasizing the human and artistic aspects of the scientific process, and making science accessible with his characteristic conversational, humorous approach, Paul is the one and only Agent to the Stars!

WHEN: Thursday, April 18 from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m.: Doors open 7:00 p.m.: Discussion 8:00 p.m.: Book Signing

WHO: An established scientist, Paul has authored over 60 academic papers on topics ranging from the earliest moments of the Big Bang, to the emptiest places in the universe, to novel methods for detecting the first stars. He received his PhD in Physics in 2011 as a Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellow, and prior to his current position he held research fellowships in Paris and Italy. He has given over 100 seminars, colloquia, and conference talks at institutions around the world. Paul’s Ask a Spaceman! podcast invites listeners to send questions via social media to answer on the show, and is now one of the top podcasts across all subjects globally. As a contributing editor to Space.com, Universe Today, and Forbes, his articles are syndicated to CBS News, Scientific American, MSN, and more. A go-to expert for journalists and producers, Paul regularly appears on radio, TV, and in print, including on the Science Channel, History Channel, and Weather Channel.

WHERE: Challenger Learning Center of Tallahassee on Kleman Plaza, 200 South Duval Street

DETAILS: The Challenger Learning Center is featuring a discussion and book signing with Paul M. Sutter. The event is free and open to the public. Seating is first come, first serve; seating is limited. Copies of Your Place in the Universe will be available on site for purchase from Midtown Reader.

Rural Economic Development Forum @ Woodville Community Center
Apr 18 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Rural Economic Development Forum @ Woodville Community Center

Do you have an idea that can be developed in the rural areas of Leon County to attract visitors? Tallahassee-Leon County Planning will host a Rural Economic Development Forum on Thursday, April 18 at 6:30 p.m. at the Woodville Community Center, 8000 Old Woodville Rd. This forum will provide attendees insight into the economic opportunity that the rural lands of Leon County hold.
The event will feature a short presentation followed by a discussion of a panel of experts sharing their unique perspectives on a topics including the economic impact of the Red Hills conservation lands in Leon County, allowable development in rural lands with a specific emphasis on regulations concerning agritourism, the unique qualities of the Big Bend Scenic Byway, the importance of canopy roads to the character and economy of Leon County, and how placemaking in our rural communities can contribute to the culture, tourism, and economic attraction of our rural areas.

The panel will include:

• Artie White, Administrator of Comprehensive Planning for the TLC Planning Dept., Moderator
• Neil Fleckenstein, Planning Coordinator, Tall Timbers Land Conservancy, Panelist
• Scott Brockmeier, Development Services Administrator, Leon County DSEM, Panelist
• Del Suggs, Chairman for the Big Bend Scenic Byways Management Group, Panelist
• Forrest Watson, Chairperson for the Tallahassee-Leon County Canopy Roads Citizens Committee, Panelist
• Jennette Duncan, Planner, DesignWorks Division of the TLC Planning Dept., Panelist

For more information, contact Michael Alfano, Tallahassee-Leon County Planning, (850) 891-6418 / Michael.Alfano@Talgov.com.

Apr
19
Fri
2019
Girls Can Save the Earth! Day Camp @ The Oasis Center for Women and Girls
Apr 19 all-day

During our Spring session of girls empowerment camps, campers will learn about trailblazing women in history and use that inspiration to focus on how they want to make their own positive impact in the world. Our campers are encouraged to dream big and embrace themselves and their strengths by breaking down barriers that divide girls, such as socioeconomic status, race, body image, and family structure. Through fun experiences and interactions, The Oasis Center encourages leadership development, community service, teamwork, decision-making skills, and good communication, while promoting self-esteem and healthy living. The camp is designed for girls ages five to thirteen, and tuition is offered on a sliding fee scale with a limited number of need-based scholarships available.

Studio Art Portfolio Day @ TCC Student Union Ballroom
Apr 19 @ 1:00 pm
Studio Art Portfolio Day @ TCC Student Union Ballroom

Aspiring studio art students are invited to join us on Friday, April 19th 2019 from 1pm to 4pm at Tallahassee Community College in the Student Union Ballroom for Florida State University’s 1st annual Portfolio Day! Participants will get a chance to meet and connect with FSU Department of Art Faculty while having their portfolios reviewed. Portfolio Day 2019 will provide students the opportunity to learn how to apply to both FSU and TCC programs, get professional feedback on their work from esteemed faculty and working artists, and find guidance for a career path in Studio Art. All pre-registered attendees will be entered in a door prize giveaway!

Portfolio Day is Free and open to aspiring studio art students in High school and collegians interested in transferring. This Event is hosted in conjunction with the Art Programs at Tallahassee Community College and Florida State University.

Register Here: https://connect.fsu.edu/register/portfolioday

Cristina Izquierdo, Strategic Enrollment Analyst
Florida State University College of Fine Arts
Cizquierdo@fsu.edu | (850) 645-5012

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LESLIE WALLACE-COON SCULPTURE @ Gadsden Arts Center & Museum
Apr 20 all-day
LESLIE WALLACE-COON SCULPTURE @ Gadsden Arts Center & Museum

Leslie Wallace-Coon takes inspiration from everyday life, of the visible world of people, animals, and her surroundings. Her sculptures and bas-reliefs tell stories of the humorous contractions and extremes of relationships she witnesses between people and their pets. Domestic animals are an inspiration because of the humorous, physical, and “superimposed” human characteristics she sees in them. Her goal as an artist is to create work that compels the viewer to look, laugh, and become caught up the details. Wallace-Coon has work in public and private collections in the region and owns the Bowery Art Gallery in Apalachicola.
Exhibition admission: $10 for nonmember adults (includes 6 exhibitions); free for Gadsden Arts Center & Museum members, free for children ages 17 and under. Exhibition admission-free days: March 2 / April 6 / May 4

 

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