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APOLLO 11: First Steps Edition Now Playing at Challenger Learning Center @ Challenger Learning Center
Sep 13 – Nov 3 all-day

Experience the “out-of-this-world” moment (literally) when the United States of America achieved exploration greatness with APOLLO 11: First Steps Edition. Boasting “how far and how fast we have come,” as a nation, during a time where traveling to the moon was unthinkable, the brilliantly curated film pilots the audience through the lunar landing journey of avid preparation, anxious lift off and triumphant return. APOLLO 11 was made specifically for a giant screen at museums and science centers, offering an exclusive take into “the greatest and most complex exploration in Man’s history.”
Featuring a newly-discovered trove of never-before-seen 70 mm footage and more than 11,000 hours of uncatalogued audio recordings, the film offers a distinctive feature from the documentary genre, without narration. Here, the alluring nature of IMAX and unclassified audio recordings speak for themselves, even in its moments of restless silence. APOLLO 11 showcases the raw reality of humanity’s greatest achievements as the first to put men on the moon.
The 47 minute IMAX experience, APOLLO 11: First Steps Edition, excites family and friends of all ages to experience an American triumph at an affordable price. Offering tickets between $6-8, purchases support the Challenger Learning Center’s community outreach and educational programming. APOLLO 11: First Steps Edition is sponsored locally in part through the Council on Culture and Arts’ Cultural Grant Program, funded by the City of Tallahassee and Leon County.

Perspectives: Studio Art Quilt Associates Exhibition (SAQA) @ LeMoyne Arts
Sep 13 – Oct 27 all-day
Perspectives: Studio Art Quilt Associates Exhibition (SAQA) @ LeMoyne Arts

Friday, July 19 – Saturday, August 31, 2019
Opening Reception: Thursday, July 18, 2019. 5-7:30 PM
​Free for members, $5 for non-members

This is a juried exhibition featuring quilts made with the theme “perspectives” in mind. This themes translation into textile works is entirely subject to the artists interpretations; whether it’s exploring their own perspective or trying to capture someone or something else’s. You will get to enjoy in depth artist statements on each of these personal works, as well as statements from the judges giving insight to their selection process, thoughts on the pieces, and exhibition.

Library Card Sign-Up Time @ Leon County Public Library
Sep 16 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Library Card Sign-Up Time is here! August 17th – September 30th. Get a free replacement card as well.

100 Days Till Christmas (presents for foster kids) @ Leon Human Services
Sep 16 @ 7:00 pm
100 Days Till Christmas (presents for foster kids) @ Leon Human Services

It’s 100 Days Till Christmas! We have 400 kids in foster care in our community and they need some elves to go out and get their Christmas presents ready! Please come to the planning meeting if you would like your church, civic group, business or school to help us buy presents for all of the kids in care. We will have Christmas cookies and good coffee!

Hearth & Soul Partners with Special Olympics – September 2019  @ Hearth & Soul
Sep 17 all-day
Hearth & Soul Partners with Special Olympics - September 2019  @ Hearth & Soul

Local gathering place and experiential retail store Hearth & Soul proudly announces the Special Olympics of Leon County as its non-profit partner for the month of September 2019. All month long, 100% of net profits from the sale of the selected candle – Good Spirits by Mer-Sea ($58 retail price) – go directly to the local organization. The store welcomes friends (1410 Market Square) for a special event celebrating the young athletes of the Leon County Special Olympics on September 17, from 5-7p.m. Complimentary bites and drinks will be provided. Store founder and community advocate Susie Busch-Transou launched the Hearth & Soul charitable partnership program alongside the opening of the storefront and in the four years (this month!) since the store’s opening, Hearth & Soul has shined a light on more than 40 deserving non-profits in our community, raising an impressive $30,000+ for local organizations. For more information about the non-profit partnership program, contact Hearth & Soul at (894-SOUL).

Library Card Sign-Up Time @ Leon County Public Library
Sep 17 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Library Card Sign-Up Time is here! August 17th – September 30th. Get a free replacement card as well.

ClayMation @ LeMoyne Arts
Sep 18 all-day
ClayMation @ LeMoyne Arts

This is an 8 week course, meeting on Wednesdays, September 18-November 6, from 3:30-5:00 and is recommended for children ages 9-12
Students will create their own animated clips using the same techniques as animators at Disney, Cartoon Network, and Nickelodeon, discovering the process of cartoon and character creation, as well as fundamentals of claymation through project-based learning, a both fun and meaningful experience.

What is Stop Motion Animation?
Stop motion animation is a film making technique for making an animation that is captured one frame at a time, with physical objects moved between frames. When you play back the sequence of images rapidly, it creates the illusion of movement and makes inanimate objects appear to move on their own.
Some memorable animated movies like The Nightmare Before Christmas , Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer or Chicken Run are made with this technique. You also see a lot of TV commercials made the same way.

More about Claymation
What is claymation and why use it?
Claymation, another word for “Clay Animation” is any animation done using a character, or characters, created out of clay. It is a very popular form of stop motion animation, especially for educational purposes as well as teaching children and beginners, as it is interesting, easy and cheap comparing to other methods of animating .
The claymation process involves sculpting characters (art), designing sets (industrial arts, drafting), writing (language arts), and computer work (technology).

Library Card Sign-Up Time @ Leon County Public Library
Sep 18 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Library Card Sign-Up Time is here! August 17th – September 30th. Get a free replacement card as well.

The Case for Preservation in Space @ Florida Historic Capitol Museum
Sep 19 all-day

Join Michelle Hanlon, co-founder of For all Moonkind, an official observer to the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space, and Tim McLendon, Law Professor from the University of Florida, to discuss the possibility of historic preservation efforts on the Moon. During this interactive session, participants will decide which lunar sites – if any – should receive special protections from the international community.

Light dinner from Social Catering and Events will be provided.

Program is free but reservations are required due to very limited seating at

Funding for this program was provided through a grant from the Florida Humanities Council with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the Florida Humanities Council or the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Little Ditties: Itty Bitty Infant Music Class @ Verity Health Center (Northside location)
Sep 19 @ 9:00 am – 9:30 am

Join Capital City Music Therapy at Verity Health Center (Northside) on Thursday mornings for Itty Bitty Infant Music classes..

$8 per family, spots are limited.
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**This is a class that meets MOST and Thursdays. Please check our calendar to confirm the class and reserve your spot.