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Do you have an idea that can be developed in the rural areas of Leon County to attract visitors? Tallahassee-Leon County Planning will host a Rural Economic Development Forum on Thursday, April 18 at 6:30 p.m. at the Woodville Community Center, 8000 Old Woodville Rd. This forum will provide attendees insight into the economic opportunity that the rural lands of Leon County hold.
The event will feature a short presentation followed by a discussion of a panel of experts sharing their unique perspectives on a topics including the economic impact of the Red Hills conservation lands in Leon County, allowable development in rural lands with a specific emphasis on regulations concerning agritourism, the unique qualities of the Big Bend Scenic Byway, the importance of canopy roads to the character and economy of Leon County, and how placemaking in our rural communities can contribute to the culture, tourism, and economic attraction of our rural areas.
The panel will include:
• Artie White, Administrator of Comprehensive Planning for the TLC Planning Dept., Moderator
• Neil Fleckenstein, Planning Coordinator, Tall Timbers Land Conservancy, Panelist
• Scott Brockmeier, Development Services Administrator, Leon County DSEM, Panelist
• Del Suggs, Chairman for the Big Bend Scenic Byways Management Group, Panelist
• Forrest Watson, Chairperson for the Tallahassee-Leon County Canopy Roads Citizens Committee, Panelist
• Jennette Duncan, Planner, DesignWorks Division of the TLC Planning Dept., Panelist
For more information, contact Michael Alfano, Tallahassee-Leon County Planning, (850) 891-6418 / Michael.Alfano@Talgov.com.
Florida A&M University Cooperative Extension Program is hosting a Family Heirs’ Property Town Hall Meeting. The purpose of the town hall is to hear from Florida residents impacted by Family Heirs’ Property and partner with them to develop a strategic plan of action to address their needs and concerns in ways that make a difference in their daily lives.
Free event and open to the public.
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)
Join Leon County for the first Library Lecture series of 2019 on Monday, May 13 for, “African-American Ascension: The Rise of The Black Middle Class 1865 to 1935,” at the Meek-Eaton Black Archives on the campus of Florida A&M University. Dr. Nashid Madyun will take a look at the fleeting consciousness of the Historically African, the enslaved, the enfranchised, and the caste and class residue of separate but equal. This lecture is a part of the Annual Festival of Freedom commemorating the first reading of the Emancipation Proclamation in Tallahassee at the Knott House on Park Avenue.
At The Next Step we change the lives of young people through the power of the performing arts!
In this 8 weeks program, Students 1st – 12th grades will learn fundamentals and advanced techniques for their discipline within their age group while joining the other ages for a final production. Students will have fun learning acting, singing, and theatre dance for the stage. The summer will conclude with a huge stage production July 26, 2019!
At The Next Step Performing Arts studio everyone gets the chance to be Center Stage. Solos, Duets, Small Ensembles, Large Groups! Get your registration form, fill it out, bring it by or mail it. But HURRY you don’t want to miss taking “The Next Step” this summer!
Registration deadling is May 15th, 2019.