Events

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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.

Oct
14
Sun
Design Week Tallahassee @ Various, Domi Station
Oct 14 – Oct 20 all-day
Design Week Tallahassee @ Various, Domi Station | Tallahassee | Florida | United States

Design Week Tallahassee aims to educate, inspire, and connect designers in the Tallahassee community through a week-long series of art & tech events. The festivities include guest speakers, workshops and social events.

Oct
17
Wed
Homeschool Days @ Mission San Luis
Oct 17 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Homeschool Days @ Mission San Luis | Tallahassee | Florida | United States

THIRD WEDNESDAYS
August–October & January–April
August 15, 2018: Agriculture and Foodways
September 19, 2018: Navigation and Trade
October 17, 2018: Animals at Mission San Luis
January 16, 2019: Life on the Hacienda

Themed Homeschool Programs at Mission San Luis Living History Museum: Third Wednesdays (August – October & January – April)
Homeschoolers, join us at Mission San Luis for themed lesson plans on third Wednesdays August – October and January – April!

Have fun learning with the following activities:
• SCAVENGER HUNTS on the historic site
The living history staff will assist and provide information. Advanced grade levels will receive additional questions for more in-depth learning.
• CRAFT ACTIVITIES
One craft for K-5 and one for 6-12 grade levels
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Activities run from 10 am to 3 pm
— Allow 2 or more hours to complete the activities so start by 1 pm or earlier.
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September 19, 2018: Navigation and Trade

On September 19, assist the Merchant Mariner for the day, learning all about navigation techniques and tools as well as what and how items were traded in La Florida.

The Merchant will ensure you are rewarded for your efforts, and there will be craft activities for all ages once your job is complete!

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October 17, 2018: Animals at Mission San Luis Theme

Have fun learning with the following activities:
• SCAVENGER HUNTS or other DISCOVERY activities on the historic site.
The living history staff will assist and provide information. Advanced grade levels will receive additional questions for more in-depth learning.
• CRAFT ACTIVITIES
One craft for K-5 and one for 6-12 grade levels.

TCC and Tallahassee League of Women Voters host county candidate forum @ Ghazvini Center for Healthcare Education
Oct 17 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
TCC and Tallahassee League of Women Voters host county candidate forum @ Ghazvini Center for Healthcare Education | Tallahassee | Florida | United States

Candidates for the Leon County School Board Districts 1 and 3 and Leon County Commission District 1 will be featured Wednesday, October 17, at a forum sponsored by the Tallahassee League of Women Voters and Tallahassee Community College.

The nonpartisan voter education event will be at the TCC Ghazvini Center for Healthcare Education, 1528 Surgeon’s Drive. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the forums begin at 6 p.m. Free parking is available on site. You can learn more about the candidates and the constitutional amendments on the ballot at https://BeReadyToVote.Org.

GULF WINDS TRACK CLUB 2018 Beginning Running Group @ FSU - Mike Long Track, part of the McIntosh Track & Field facility
Oct 17 @ 6:15 pm
GULF WINDS TRACK CLUB 2018 Beginning Running Group @ FSU - Mike Long Track, part of the McIntosh Track & Field facility  | Tallahassee | Florida | United States

Are you new to running (or getting back into it) and needing some motivation to start or stick with a running routine? Want to complete a 5k (3.1 mile) event this year?

In this 8 week program, we’ll offer the tools, training, and support to help you gradually build your endurance and achieve your goal!

Beginners have different needs and objectives when working toward the 5k goal, so we’ll have 3 groups available each Wednesday. You choose which group suits your needs week to week:

Run-Walk-Run
Starting with 1-mile of running and walking, progress toward continuously running 3 miles by the 8th week. Training Week 1 starts with a 1 minute run:1 minute walk – or 1:1 – ratio. Each week, the number of minutes running increases as the goal distance steps up (i.e. 1:1 for 1 mile, 2:1 for 1.25 mile, etc).
Run-Walk Only
Starting with 1-mile of running and walking, participants complete the goal distance each week using a set 1 minute run:1 minute walk ratio. This won’t change from week to week (i.e. Week 1 is 1:1 for 1 mile, Week 2 is 1:1 for 1.25 mile, etc).
Running
Starting with a 1-mile run in Week 1, participants progress toward running 3 miles continuously with little to no walking by the 8th week. They will increase running distance by ¼-mile each week, adding roughly 2 to 3 minutes to their running endurance per week.

FREE to Gulf Winds Track Club members and FREE to the community!
Visit www.gulfwinds.org to join the club or renew membership, and register for the Beginning Running Group by completing the “GWTC Training Groups Waiver” on the Training page

Oct
19
Fri
Guided Tours in Florida’s Capital and the Forgotten Coast @ Tallahassee, Florida
Oct 19 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.

Northtown GetDowns at Bannerman Crossings @ Bannerman Crossings
Oct 19 all-day
Northtown GetDowns at Bannerman Crossings @ Bannerman Crossings | Tallahassee | Florida | United States

Join us for our annual Northtown GetDowns the Friday night before every home FSU Football game at Bannerman Crossings. Event starts at 5:30pm until 10pm with plenty of vendors, food, drinks, live music, DJ, and plenty of kid friendly activities for the entire family. Enjoy mini golf, bounce houses, video games on a giant screen, and so much more. Come discover Bannerman Crossings, where you can eat, shop and play

Live music from 7-10pm at the pavilion between Blu Halo and Dao restaurant.
Music lineup is:
August 31st- Old Soul Revival with Jason Taylor
September 7th – The Rockitz
September 21st – Frank Jones Band
October 19th – Low Flying Planes
October 26 – Highway 85
November 16th- Low Flying Planes
November 23rd- Old Soul Revival with Jason Taylor

Come out and enjoy a family friendly atmosphere with your friends and family and let’s make this the best football season yet.

Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra Presents: An Electric Evening @ Ruby DIamond Auditorium
Oct 19 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra Presents: An Electric Evening @ Ruby DIamond Auditorium | Tallahassee | Florida | United States

Our season opener will be both literally and figuratively electric! 41-year-old Mason Bates (DJ, Grammy-nominee, composer-in-residence at the Kennedy Center, and 2018 Composer of the Year) is known for his expansion of the orchestra to include electronics, and Mothership is no exception. Compared to Bates, Mozart was a baby (a mere 35 years old) when he wrote his elegant and graceful clarinet concerto just two months before his untimely death. Joining the TSO for this performance is the magnetic Anthony McGill, principal clarinetist of the New York Philharmonic. Rounding out the evening is Tchaikovsky’s high-wattage Fifth Symphony, one of the most beloved Romantic works.

Featuring clarinetist, Anthony McGill

Bates, Mothership
Mozart, Clarinet Concerto, K. 622
Tchaikovsky, Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64

Oct
20
Sat
Frenchtown Farmers Market
Oct 20 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

The Frenchtown farmers market will reopen on March 5th at 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