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When school is out, science is in! Led by experienced educators, Camp Challenger campers will get to blast off to space, build and program robots, make movies, explore the sciences, investigate coding through Minecraft and much more! Our STEAM-themed camps feature hands-on activities led by experienced educators. The Challenger Learning Center’s “Camp Challenger” strives to ensure campers have fun in a safe and educational atmosphere. All camps include lunch.
Special Programs Every Monday at 6:30pm, June 4 – July 30, 2018, at the Main (Downtown) Library at 200 W. Park Avenue! All ages welcome!
June 4: Libraries Rock with Mr. Richard
– Songs just for kids with lots of dancing.
June 11: Tampa Taiko Japanese Steel Drums
– Fun-filled, interactive program that covers the history of taiko, the music of Japan, and drumming performance.
June 18: Dr. Michael Bakan, World Music
– Expect lots of noise, exciting rhythms, and abundant monkey sounds with the head of FSU’s World Music Ensembles Program.
June 25: African-Caribbean Dance Theatre
– Learn about music and history with this energizing cultural dance and musical ensemble performance.
July 2: Monticello Acting and Dance Co.
– Performing Selections from “The Wizard of Oz.”
July 9: Amazing Animals “Scales & Tails”
– Meet animals face-to-face in this program about alligators and snakes.
July 16: Clyde Chicainery, Magician
– Magic tricks and illusions!
July 23: Royce Lovett, Local Musician
– R&B artist will perform his original songs in a special concert for kids and families.
July 30: Animal Tales “Born to Be Wild”
– Animals from all over the globe demonstrate their unique vocal abilities.
LeRoy Collins Leon County Public Library – Main
200 W. Park Ave.
Special programs are being offered this summer at the LeRoy Collins Leon County Branch Libraries!
Dr. B.L. Perry Jr. Branch
•June 5, 3pm : Libraries Rock with Mr. Richard: Songs for kids with lots of dancing!
•June 27, 4pm: Spenser Davis, Yo-Yo Pro teaches yo-yo tricks!
•July 19, 3pm: Animal Tales “Born to be Wild” with live animals!
•June 7, 11:30 am: Motion Commotion (ages 3-5)
•June 12. 11am: Tampa Taiko Japanese Drums
•June 19, 6 pm: Music Night: Bring your instrument to the Library and perform!
•June 23, 1 pm: Rock Band Jam
•June 28, 11:30 am: S.T.E.A.M. Power: Instrument Maker (grades K-5)
•July 5, 11:30 am: Motion Commotion (ages 3-5)
•July 12, 2pm: Animal Tales “Born to be Wild”
•July 19, 11:30am:Spenser Davis, Yo-Yo Pro
•July 21, 1 pm: Library’s Got Game
•July 24, 6 pm: Music Night
•July 26, 11:30 am: S.T.E.A.M. Power: Science of Sound (grades K-5)
Jane G. Sauls Ft. Braden Branch
•June 21, 2pm: Spenser Davis, Yo-Yo Pro
•July 12, 6pm: Animal Tales “Born to be Wild”
Lake Jackson Branch
•June 9, 11am-3pm: Game Day with Oculus Rift
•June 23, 11am: Spenser Davis, Yo-Yo Pro
•July 13, 11am: Animal Tales “Born to be Wild”
•July 21, 1-3pm: Summer Block Party for all ages with STEM activities!
•June 12, 3pm: Tampa Taiko Japanese Drums
•July 13, 3pm: Animal Tales “Born to be Wild”
•July 21, 11am: Spenser Davis, Yo-Yo Pro
•June 12, 6pm: Tampa Taiko Japanese Drums
•June 19, 5:30 pm: Jeopardy: Libraries Rock Edition
•July 12, 11:30am: Spenser Davis, Yo-Yo Pro
•July 20, 3pm: Animal Tales “Born to be Wild”
LeRoy Collins Leon County Public Library System – Various Branch Library Locations
Special Programs For Teens Every Thursday at 6:00pm, June 7 – July 26, 2018, at the Main (Downtown) Library at 200 W. Park Avenue! Snacks provided at all programs!
June 7: Rock Band Jam Show off your Rock Band skills and enjoy some snacks!
June 14: Drop the Mic: Lip-Sync Battle Perform your favorite songs to compete for prizes. Teams are welcome and costumes are encouraged!
June 21: Clued-In Scavenger Hunt Interactive murder mystery scavenger hunt.
June 28: Trivia Night Teams of up to 6 can compete for a 1st-place prize!
July 5: Secret Hollow Book Create a secret treasure box from an old book. Materials provided.
July 12: Spenser Davis Yo-Yo Program Pro yo-yo champ shows off amazing tricks and teaches you how to do some. Yo-yos provided.
July 19: Library’s Got Game Play video games, board games, and experience virtual reality with our Oculus Rift!
July 26: Book End Art Help beautify our bookends at the library with your art!
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library
LeRoy Collins Leon County Public Library – Main
200 W. Park Ave.
In the first comprehensive and complete exhibit of its kind, Mysteries Below Ground: The Architecture of Ant Nests 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 December 31, 2018, so don’t miss this extraordinary opportunity.
Our STEAM-themed camps feature hands-on activities led by experienced educators. The Challenger Learning Center’s “Camp Challenger” strives to ensure campers have fun in a safe and educational atmosphere. At the Challenger Learning Center, campers are guaranteed focused attention with a ratio of at least one educator for every eight children.
Camp counselors, as well as volunteers, are made up of teachers, students pursuing a degree in education, professionals with an extensive science background and/or individuals experienced with child care or best practices in education. The exciting, new themes for the 2018 Summer Camps are: Animation Magic, Techtastic, Minecraft, Challenger Olympiad, Robot League, Livestreaming Studio, Movie Magic, STEAMology, Space Explorers and more.
Artopia is a charity art fundraising event that benefits Big Bend Cares. Local and regional artists donate their artwork for this event, which includes a few signed and numbered limited editions. With art and media including painting, sculpture, photography, arts and crafts, and more, Artopia has become a must-attend event, drawing approximately 650 participants per year. Artopia features both silent auctions, and a rousing live auction at the end of the evening. But you don’t need to be an art critic to enjoy this lively event! As a matter of fact, there’s just about something for everyone—beautiful art at a reasonable price—in just about every form you can think of! Last year Artopia featured more than 300 pieces of original artwork, including oils, pastels, acrylics, photography, scenography, sculpture, pottery, ceramics, jewelry, woodwork, mixed-media and much, much more. In addition to all of the artwork, local businesses and individuals donate gift certificates or other goodies that you can bid on.
Elsa is the favorite for Children’s Balloon Artistry at Newks Restaurant on Sundays every week! Dont miss the fun, as Elsa creates all “on demand requests” for her special guests !
Great food, Great fun and a great way to spend a few hours in this relaxed atmosphere with family and friends on a Sunday!!
The World War II Historical Society will pay tribute to the late Abe Schestopol, Lt. Colonial, USAF, Ret. With a presentation of one of the talks he gave on April 28, 2007, entitled “My Life Through the 20th Century.” It begins with his impressions as a child and events surrounding World War I, the Great Depression, and events leading up to World War II. Abe spent the war in China flying as a navigator on a Billy Mitchell B-25 bomber. He also served in Korea and Viet Nam retiring from the Air
Force as a Lt. Col. Among his medals is the Silver Star. His life spanned most of the 20th Century and his experiences and observations are both interesting and enlightening and certainly entertaining.
Rare Chinese and Japanese WW II artifacts will be on display.
Please tell your friends
OUR SPECIAL THANKS TO THESE FRIENDS WHO HAVE SUPPORTED THE SOCIETY
- JULIE’S PLACE
- MERRIL LYNCH
- AARON JOSEPH & COMPANY
- SCOTT-BURNETT, INC.
- SUNRISE CARPET CLEANING
- USED CAR SUPERMARKET
- DON’S SHOE & LEATHER REPAIR
- JOHN CHENEY – ALLSTATE
- FRED MCCORMACK, ATTORNEY AT LAW
Be sure to “Get on Board” when the Big Bend Model Railroad Association brings you the 27th Tallahassee Model Railroad Show and Sale!
The event will take place on June 23, 2018 at the North Florida Fairgrounds, Buildings 2 & 4, 441 Paul Russell Road, Tallahassee, FL 32301 located at the corner of Paul Russell Road and South Monroe Street.
We’ll have more vendors, displays, tables and operating layouts than previous years. We’ve increased our square footage to bring you the very best the area has to offer in model railroading.
Come and see vendor-displayed new and used items on sale ranging from the tiny “Z” to the large “G” scale. Products from LGB, Aristocraft, Lionel, American Flyer, Atlas, Kato, Walthers, Broadway Limited, Bachmann, Con-Cor, Life-Like, Micro Trains and much more will be available.
This is an outstanding event with exciting operating train exhibits provided by many exhibitors in a range of model scales including “N”, “HO”, “O”, “G” & “Z” scales and “Live Steam”. It’s a family-friendly setting where kids can go “Hands-On” with “Thomas & Friends” or “HO Joe’s Switching Yard”. Bring your family and a friend or two!
Experts on model train layout design, equipment, construction, landscaping and technology will be on hand along with vendors featuring a wide range of trains and other model railroad items and apparel.
Everything is inside the air-conditioned buildings (including areas for you to sit and eat or just rest your feet). Food will be available for purchase on the premises. On-site Parking is Free.
See you at the Fairgrounds!!
Admission: Adults & Children 13 and over $6, Scouts in uniform and Children under 13 are Free.
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