Events

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Apr
25
Thu
2019
Recognizing Tallahassee’s Treasures @ Bricks & Brass
Apr 25 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Recognizing Tallahassee's Treasures @ Bricks & Brass

Join us for the 2019 Image Awards by the FPRA Capital Chapter. Hosted annually, this competition recognizes outstanding public relations programs in the Big Bend Region. Many of our chapter winners will compete with agencies and PR pros from across the state at the 2019 Golden Image Awards this August. Last year, chapter members from BowStern Marketing Communications won the coveted Dick Pope All Florida Golden Image Award, the organization’s highest honor.

Apr
26
Fri
2019
Geoff Achison & The Soul Diggers @ Bradfordville Blues Club
Apr 26 @ 9:00 pm
Geoff Achison & The Soul Diggers @ Bradfordville Blues Club

The BBC’s 17th Anniversary Celebration Continues

Geoff Achison & The Soul Diggers
Friday April 26th @ 9:00pm

Geoff Achison & The Soul Diggers return from Down Under to kick off their Spring, U.S. tour and their only Florida appearance Friday at the BBC!

This phenomenal guitarist, singer, songwriter and performer has found a home at the BBC in his annual walkabouts to the States. Geoff is an electric and acoustic blues guitarist with a distinctive, gritty and soulful voice. His live shows are energetic, combining contemporary blues and jazz with some mighty fine guitar play–solid, clean, and unique. His versatility earned Geoff the honor as a guest instructor at Jorma Kaukonen’s Fur Peace Ranch guitar camp for more than 10 years.

His acclaim spans the globe:

“Geoff is one of the finest blues guitarists I know with a completely individual style.” ~Jorma Kaukonen, Jefferson Airplane/Hot Tuna”

“Make sure you never, ever miss an opportunity to see Geoff Achison ‘live’” ~Ron Currens Hittin’ The Note

“Geoff Achison is simply a phenomenal guitarist, great singer, and a riveting live performer.” Cranleigh Arts Center flyer, Surrey UK.

“Achison has been hailed as one of the finest blues players in Australia” ~Ian McFarlane Encyclopedia of Australian Rock and Pop

“Part New Orleans funk, hard blues and soul – they are all done impeccably.” — Rob Dickens, Listening Through The Lens AU

Geoff is backed up by some amazing muscians with Yonrico Scott on drums and Bryan Hall on bass adding a soulful, funky punch to the mix.

From the outback to the boondocks, this is a show you deserve to see!

Music, video and more:
https://www.geoffachison.com/
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTP6hxEhtsTQAbCl-SXklTw

Showtime is 9:00 pm
Advance Discounted Tickets with a table reserved in your name are $20.00.
Available on our website: http://bradfordvilleblues.com/events-tickets/
Tickets at the door are $25.00

Apr
27
Sat
2019
Emergency 101 Academy Class with Tiny Docs Initiative @ Arts Afterschool
Apr 27 all-day
Emergency 101 Academy Class with Tiny Docs Initiative @ Arts Afterschool

Our Topic: Emergency 101

Our Focus:
Session 1: K-2nd graders
Session 2: 3- 5th graders

Team building activities,
Communication skills with Medical Terminology,
Promotion of Healthy Lifestyles and Nutrition,
Intro to Healthcare Careers,
Hands-on Medical Techniques

Use discount code: TINYDOCS
Contact us for Siblings codes!

Seats are limited, sign up soon! https://ScheduleTinyDocsInitiative.as.me/

LESLIE WALLACE-COON SCULPTURE @ Gadsden Arts Center & Museum
Apr 27 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 27 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

Pioneer Breakfast @ Tallahassee Museum
Apr 27 @ 7:00 am – 11:00 am
Pioneer Breakfast @ Tallahassee Museum

Enjoy a hearty, outdoor, all-you-can-eat meal on Saturday, April 27th, 7 a.m. – 11 a.m. at our 58th Annual Pioneer Breakfast on the 1880’s-style farmstead.
This fundraiser, benefiting the Tallahassee Museum’s conservation and education efforts, features Register’s freshly grilled sausage, scrambled eggs, pancakes and real Bradley’s Country Store grits served up by the Museum’s Board of Trustees.

Inaugural Hidden Hill Challenge and 1-Mile Fun Run @ Just Get Fit
Apr 27 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Inaugural Hidden Hill Challenge and 1-Mile Fun Run @ Just Get Fit

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.

Nene Fest 5K and Fun Run @ Optimist Park, Indianhead Neighborhood
Apr 27 @ 8:00 am
Nene Fest 5K and Fun Run @ Optimist Park, Indianhead Neighborhood

All proceeds will go to benefit and enrich our neighborhood school: Hartsfield Elementary.
Race Day Registration starts at 6:45 a.m.
5K start at 8:00 a.m.
1 Mile Fun Run starts at 9:00 a.m.

Downtown Market @ Tallahassee Downtown Market
Apr 27 @ 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 27 @ 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