Events

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Jun
1
Fri
Camp Challenger: Summer Camp @ Challenger Learning Center
Jun 1 – Aug 10 all-day
Camp Challenger: Summer Camp @ Challenger Learning Center  | Tallahassee | Florida | United States

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.

Jun
4
Mon
Monday Evening Summer Children’s Programs at the Main Library @ LeRoy Collins Leon County Public Library - Main
Jun 4 @ 6:30 pm – Jul 30 @ 6:30 pm

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.
850-606-2708
http://www.leoncountylibrary.org

Jun
5
Tue
Special Summer Children’s Programs at Leon County Branch Libraries @ LeRoy Collins Leon County Public Library System – Various Branch Library Locations
Jun 5 – Jul 26 all-day
Special Summer Children’s Programs at Leon County Branch Libraries @ LeRoy Collins Leon County Public Library System – Various Branch Library Locations | Tallahassee | Florida | United States

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!

Eastside Branch
•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!

Northeast Branch
•June 12, 3pm: Tampa Taiko Japanese Drums
•July 13, 3pm: Animal Tales “Born to be Wild”
•July 21, 11am: Spenser Davis, Yo-Yo Pro

Woodville Branch
•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
850-606-2708
http://www.leoncountylibrary.org

Jun
7
Thu
Thursday Evening Summer Teen Programs at the Main Library @ LeRoy Collins Leon County Public Library - Main
Jun 7 @ 6:00 pm – Jul 26 @ 7:00 pm
Thursday Evening Summer Teen Programs at the Main Library @ LeRoy Collins Leon County Public Library - Main | Tallahassee | Florida | United States

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.
850-606-2708
http://www.leoncountylibrary.org

Jun
11
Mon
Mysteries Below Ground @ Tallahassee Museum
Jun 11 – Dec 31 all-day
Mysteries Below Ground @ Tallahassee Museum | Tallahassee | Florida | United States

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.

Camp Challenger – Summer STEAM Camps @ Challenger Learning Center
Jun 11 @ 9:00 am – Aug 6 @ 4:00 pm
Camp Challenger – Summer STEAM Camps @ Challenger Learning Center  | Tallahassee | Florida | United States

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.

Jul
12
Thu
Leon Choral Department presents Les Miserables @ Leon Performing Arts Theatre
Jul 12 @ 7:30 pm – Jul 22 @ 3:30 pm
Leon Choral Department presents Les Miserables @ Leon Performing Arts Theatre | Tallahassee | Florida | United States

Step out of the summer heat into the Leon Performing Arts production of Les Miserables (School Edition) and experience the magic of music and acting. The show is double-cast: maybe you’d like to experience it more than once? Get your tickets today. Note: contains material not suitable for elementary-aged children.

July 12 (Preview Night), 13, 14, 19, 21 @ 7:30 p.m. July 15, 22 @ 3:30 p.m.

Jul
20
Fri
Guided Tours in Florida’s Capital and the Forgotten Coast @ Tallahassee, Florida
Jul 20 all-day

 

Guided Driving and Walking Tours

Conducting the finest guided sight-seeing tours of Florida’s Capital City and the surrounding area including Thomasville, GA and the plantations. Tours can be extended to visit Florida’s Forgotten Coast where you will see white sandy beaches, pristine habitats, historic lighthouses, enchanting museums, and dine on the world famous Apalachicola Bay oysters and other seafood. Please see our reviews on TripAdvisor.

From seniors to students on educational field trips, we cater to visitors of all ages. Also great for convention and meeting attendees, newcomers getting acquainted with the area, your family and guests, as an add-on activity during Family Reunions, social clubs, and organization events. Inquire about our private cultural and heritage guided tours and our step-on-guide and itinerary planning services.

Artists’ League Annual Summer Salon @ Museum of Fine Arts, Florida State University
Jul 20 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Artists’ League Annual Summer Salon @ Museum of Fine Arts, Florida State University | Tallahassee | Florida | United States

Artists’ League Annual Summer Salon Artists from Florida, Alabama and Georgia compete to have their work included in this exhibition.

Summer Graduating Artists Exhibition @ Museum of Fine Arts, Florida State University
Jul 20 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Summer Graduating Artists Exhibition @ Museum of Fine Arts, Florida State University | Tallahassee | Florida | United States

BFA students will be presenting their latest work.

There is probably no happier show in any artist’s career than a celebratory exit show. Graduating Artists is an assembly of solo exhibitions by those students who are attaining their BFA or MFA degrees after arduous yet productive studio work at Florida State University. No restrictions on scale or media are imposed and the student showcase is of young professionals launching into their futures.

Toddler Story Time @ St. Peter's Anglican Church
Jul 20 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am

Children four and under and their parents are invited each Friday to gather for stories, songs, and a craft. We provide coffee and tea for the parents and snacks for everyone. This is a great way to make new friends, grow young minds, and expand imaginations.

Splash and Jam @ Lawrence-Gregory Community Center
Jul 20 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Splash and Jam @ Lawrence-Gregory Community Center |  |  |

The City of Tallahassee invites all area youth to join them every Friday this summer for the 7th season of Splash & Jam, which offers local families and teens free, safe alternatives for late night summer fun.

This year’s Splash & Jam program will feature a family-style pool party – “the splash” – from 7-9 p.m. There will be pool games, food and music. As there is not a pool at the Palmer Munroe Teen Center, there will be water activities from 7-9 p.m.

After the splash, teens will be invited to “jam” inside the community centers at themed events. The teen parties will take place from 9-11 p.m. and are designed for middle and high school youth. Teen parties will have food and music from a deejay.

http://www.talgov.com/Main/News/Cool_Off_and_Jam_On_4185.aspx

1st Annual Micro Theater Festival @ Carriage House at Goodwood Museum
Jul 20 @ 8:00 pm – 8:00 pm
1st Annual Micro Theater Festival @ Carriage House at Goodwood Museum | Tallahassee | Florida | United States

Tallahassee Hispanic Theater presents four short plays that will be performed in the same space: the Carriage House at Goodwood Museum. Besides the plays, the audience will have the opportunity to enjoy Hispanic food, drinks and live music, interpreted by Charles Santiago and Jesse García.

This will be a non-traditional theater event, where the audience will be able to enjoy the setting, the music, and the performances presented all in the same open space, while moving freely around the space and mingling with others.

THT will be presenting four 15-20 minute plays written by well-known playwrights, as well as fresh new pieces by young authors.

“The Madwoman of Chaillot” is a play written by Venezuelan actress, director and playwright Gladys Prince, inspired by the play with the same name written by Jean Giraudoux in 1943. It tells the story of an eccentric and sharp-tongued woman with a mix of satire and comedy that undoubtedly will charm the audience. Directed by Alejandra Gutierrez and interpreted by Marcy Palmer.

The play “A Brief Encounter” was written by one of the most important contemporary playwrights from Spain: Jose Luis Alonso de Santos. It’s a conversation between a subway driver and a lonely woman who spend the night together after meeting at a bar. With a tragicomic tone we learn about their sorrows and hopes. Directed by Jeff Mandel.

“And the Oscar should go to” is a fresh comedy by Spanish playwright Marc Egea. It’s Oscar night and the presenter, an old Hollywood legend, has made a mistake reading the name of the winner for Best Actress. What will he do? And more importantly, what will she do? Directed by Mickey Clickner, and interpreted by Mike Herrin and Amanda Street.

In “A Trip to the Future” Lana and Tom explore the possibilities that the future may have for them in a “trip” full of surprises. The piece is filled with pop culture references, from Back to the Future to The Matrix. It was written by Nathalia Paolini, a Venezuelan actress, director, and playwright who currently lives in Spain. Directed by Kevin Carr.

Contains adult language.
July 20-21 8:00 p.m.
Carriage House at Goodwood Museum.
Tickets at the door: $5 Students, $8 Seniors and Goodwood members, $10 General. Cash or Card at the door.

Jul
21
Sat
7 on 7 Flag Football Tournament @ FSU Intramural Fields
Jul 21 – Jul 22 all-day
7 on 7 Flag Football Tournament @ FSU Intramural Fields | Tallahassee | Florida | United States

PTION
Join us at FSU intramural fields for our 7 on 7 flag football tournament and an opportunity to win $1000!!
to register and for more information visit us at PlayTSF.org or call (561)945-2743

Registration is $325 a team and the deadline to register is July 18th!
Admission to watch the fun is FREE!!!

*the free “interested team member” is not the registration of a team

Ballroom Dance -USA Dance Chapter 6010 Tallahassee @ USA Dance Chapter 6010 Tallahassee
Jul 21 all-day
Ballroom Dance -USA Dance Chapter 6010 Tallahassee @ USA Dance Chapter 6010 Tallahassee | Tallahassee | Florida | United States

USA Dance Chapter 6010 -Tallahassee Monthly Dance (Dog Days Of Summer) Free Lesson with admission starts at 6:30pm, Social Dancing starts at 7:30p-10p Members $8, Non-Members $14, Students $5 with ID, Annual Membership $35 and you get your first admission to dance with your annual membership free a savings of $14. Best ballroom playlist and snacks will be served.