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Just Get Fit, a local health and fitness studio is hosting the inaugural Hidden Hill Challenge and 1-Mile Fun Run on Saturday, April 27, to promote fitness among children and their families. The event, which includes the Fit Kids Health and Fitness Fair immediately following the run, will benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Big Bend.
The event features the following activities:
- 8 a.m.: 1-Mile Fun Run with mini-obstacle course. While designed for ages 6-12, the event is open to all ages.
- 8:30 a.m.: Hidden Hill Challenge with obstacle course. Designed for ages 12 and up. The title of “Hidden Hill Warrior” will be given to the participant who completes the most laps of this challenge. The obstacles for both events include tire flipping, tunnel crawls, a farmer’s walk, a tire pull, a sandbag and bucket carry and a water obstacle.
- 9 to 11 a.m.: Balloon twisting by Tallahassee Balloons.
- 10 a.m. to noon: Fit Kids Health and Fitness Fair and Just Eat Fit Bake Sale. Vendors include the Bagel Market and Bistro, Toy Nation, Fleet Feet, An Organic Lunchbox, the City of Tallahassee, New Leaf Market Co-op, Hubs and Hops, Leon County 4-H and the Gulf Winds Track Club.
- 10 a.m.: An educational talk, “Get Kids Ready for a Life of Movement On and Off the Field,” by Dr. Ryan Price, a pediatric orthopedic surgeon with Tallahassee Orthopedic Clinic.
The registration fee for the 1-Mile Fun Run is $7, or $10 on the day of the event. The registration fee for the Hidden Hill Challenge is $15, or $18 on the day of the event. To register, visit the Just Get Fit website at www.justgetfit.fitness or complete a registration packet by visiting the JGF health and fitness studio.
Registration packets can be picked up from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, April 26, or from 7 to 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 27, at Just Get Fit, 2760 Capital Circle NE, Tallahassee, FL 32308.
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
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 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
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is hosting its 12th Annual Outdoor Experience Saturday, April 27 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Beau Turner Youth Conservation Center, which is a short drive from Tallahassee. We invite you and your family to join us for a day of learning and fun! This free event provides expert instruction and equipment so kids and adults can try activities such as archery, fishing and shooting sports as well as learn about conservation. Plus, there will be bounce houses, shows, and hay rides.
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
Learn to use watercolors to achieve beautiful results in plein-air (outdoor) painting!
Prior to going outside to enjoy painting on the historic site, participants will be shown basic techniques in watercolor. Instructor Fiona Borger is our historic gardener as well as an artist and she will be assisting workshop attendees with their paintings. There will be a short demo on natural pigments/dyes that can be extracted from sources grown on site.
Paints, palette, brushes, and paper will be provided for use during the class, but if you already have supplies you favor, please bring them — along with a cushion or outdoor portable chair. Please dress appropriately for outdoors and remember your sunscreen and hat!
Ages: 13 and up
Class size: Minimum 2 / Maximum 5 participants
Registration deadline one week before workshop (April 20, 2019)
Science happens every Saturday at the CLC! SCIturdays at the Challenger Learning Center are designed for you and your child to learn new skills while having fun together! Go green! Scientists are discovering ways we can reduce our negative impact on the planet. Learn about making plastics from biological materials and more. Register now at https://www.challengertlh.com/sciturdays/.
Please join the Tallahassee Museum for one of the region’s best two-day jazz, swing, and rhythm and blues music festivals! Get up and dance, sit back and enjoy the music, or take part in fun activities on the Big Bend Farm. The Tallahassee Museum outdoor stage area is the perfect setting and one of the few places fans can bring their families to hear live music. Plenty of tasty treats and frosty beverages will be available at the cafe and cash bar! Come on out and enjoy one of the Tallahassee Museum’s great concerts! Guests are welcome to bring camp chairs and blankets.
Tickets are FREE to all Museum Members as well as Children 3 years of age and under.
Adults: $12/per day
Children 4-15 years: $9/per day
Seniors and College Students with Student ID: $11.50/per day
The TSO Pops in the Park is a springtime tradition of outdoor music overlooking Southwood’s Central Park Lake. There is no better way to celebrate the arrival of Tallahassee’s glorious spring than by gazing skyward into a clear night while our orchestra serenades you from the stage. Southwood’s beautiful Central Park Lake forms a fantastic setting for the spectacular sounds of the Symphony. Children can be seen playing and dancing on the lawn while their parents enjoy picnic dinners brought from home or purchased on site.
Performance By Maharajah Flamenco Trio 💃
A feast provided by Real Paella 🥘
(Vegetarian Options Will Be Available)
PRE-SALES AVAILABLE NOW!
**Sale ends April 25th**
The Maharajah Flamenco Trio delivers a moving and dynamic expression of Flamenco Nuevo (New or “modern” Flamenco), by blending traditional Spanish rhythms with jazz, classical, and world music.
Real Paella’s tempting tastes derive from fresh local ingredients and spices, rice, and oil imported from Spain. The master chef only uses all-natural, never processed products, and only of the very best quality.
Tickets include the following:
Musical performance by the Maharajah Flamenco Trio
Paella dinner provided by Real Paella (Vegetarian Options Available)
Complimentary wine (two glass maximum)
GA Pre-Sale (Sale end April 25th): $40
General Admission (After April 25th & Day of): $55
John Nemeth & The Blue Dreamers Saturday, April 27th @ 9:00 pm
Two time Blues Music Award Winner and four time BMA nominee for BB King Entertainer of the Year Award, John Nemeth & The Blue Dreamers attack the corner stage with their high energy Memphis soul! This is John’s only Florida appearance this Spring and Summer.
John, who lives in the shadow of Stax Records in Memphis, combines one the most soulful and emotional voices in the blues with scorching blues harp, a mesmerizing high energy show and captivating stage presence.
John is a versatile vocalist who epitomizes blue eyed soul, R&B, blues and the Memphis Stax sound. Somewhere between Wilson Pickett, Otis Redding and Nat King Cole, with the energy of Jerry Lee Lewis, the soul of Ray Charles and the stage presence of Joe Cocker.
Here is what others say about his shows:
“Definitely one of the best club shows that I’ve ever seen. … Check the man and his band out whenever you might get the chance.” Don “T-Bone” Erickson, BluesWax
“The vocalist/harmonica player and his band here deliver top-shelf goods that can hold their own alongside the finest journeyman work of the mid-Sixties soul era they embrace. Németh & crew are bona fide throwbacks in the most flattering sense of the term. And the cat up front might be the best white r&b singer on the planet.”-Jazz-Blues Report
“Hands down one of the most powerful, charismatic blues performers producing an insatiable blend of contemporary and traditional blues in the style of legendary crooners Sam Cooke and Solomon Burke.” Salt Lake City Weekly
“John Nemeth breaks down perceptions of the way Soul music should sound as he incorporates street beats, Rock’nRoll, and Funk into his natural take on Blues” The Alternate Root–
Accompanying John on this soul train are Matthew Wilson (guitar – vocals), Danny Banks (drums – vocals), & Willie G Stephens (keys – vocals).
This is top shelf stuff. Very highly recommended!
Music, Video and more:
Showtime is 9:00 pm
Advance Discounted Tickets with a table reserved in your name are $25.00.
Available on our website: http://bradfordvilleblues.com/events-tickets/
Tickets at the door are $30.00
Join local gathering place and experiential retail store for our monthly book club on Sunday, April 28th at 2 p.m. Gather with friends and fellow lovers of literature to dive into “Small Island,” a novel by Andrea Levy. Levy’s award winning, international bestseller follows the story of Jamaican immigrants to Great Britain in post WWII era. In a narrative told by four voices, Levy is concerned with the experience of immigrants and racial issues in post war London. Stop by to pick up a copy of the book and mark your calendar to join us in the store living room for a casual chat by the hearth.
Come one, come all, to the greatest carnival this Spring! Joe Manausa Real Estate is inviting you to join us at Goodwood Museum and Gardens on Sunday, April 28th from 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. for an afternoon full of FREE fun.
Step right up to the inflatable slide, face painting booth, carnival games, and more! You’ll be able to show your friends how much fun you’re having by snapping a selfie with one of the amazing stilt walkers that will be on site. After you work up an appetite playing games and winning prizes, satisfy your cravings with complimentary popcorn, cotton candy, and snow cones while moving and grooving to the music. The fun doesn’t stop there, as you are more than welcome to take a scenic stroll around the beautiful, historic gardens or spend some time chatting with your favorite Tallahassee realtors.
This free family-friendly event is sure to be sweeter than the cotton candy. We hope to see you there!
Come join the FUN!
The Tallahassee Genealogical Society’s Family Heritage Expo offers the public an opportunity to view a variety of “treasures” on a Sunday afternoon. Family history enthusiasts will be showcasing their family heirlooms and projects. Past displays have ranged from basic (tables of family antiques) to elaborate (display boards and labeled items).
We have new activities planned for this year:
• 3 p.m. – Florida Pioneer Descendant Certificate Presentation to the O’Steen Family.
• A TGS sponsored “Ask A Genealogist” booth for visitors to the Expo.
The Expo will be held 2- 4 p.m. at the Leroy Collins (Main) Library, Program Rooms A & B, 200 W. Park Ave. Admission is free.