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When school is out, science is in! Led by experienced educators, Camp Challenger campers will get to blast off to space, build and program robots, make movies, explore the sciences, investigate coding through Minecraft and much more! Our STEAM-themed camps feature hands-on activities led by experienced educators. The Challenger Learning Center’s “Camp Challenger” strives to ensure campers have fun in a safe and educational atmosphere. All camps include lunch.
Special Programs Every Monday at 6:30pm, June 4 – July 30, 2018, at the Main (Downtown) Library at 200 W. Park Avenue! All ages welcome!
June 4: Libraries Rock with Mr. Richard
– Songs just for kids with lots of dancing.
June 11: Tampa Taiko Japanese Steel Drums
– Fun-filled, interactive program that covers the history of taiko, the music of Japan, and drumming performance.
June 18: Dr. Michael Bakan, World Music
– Expect lots of noise, exciting rhythms, and abundant monkey sounds with the head of FSU’s World Music Ensembles Program.
June 25: African-Caribbean Dance Theatre
– Learn about music and history with this energizing cultural dance and musical ensemble performance.
July 2: Monticello Acting and Dance Co.
– Performing Selections from “The Wizard of Oz.”
July 9: Amazing Animals “Scales & Tails”
– Meet animals face-to-face in this program about alligators and snakes.
July 16: Clyde Chicainery, Magician
– Magic tricks and illusions!
July 23: Royce Lovett, Local Musician
– R&B artist will perform his original songs in a special concert for kids and families.
July 30: Animal Tales “Born to Be Wild”
– Animals from all over the globe demonstrate their unique vocal abilities.
LeRoy Collins Leon County Public Library – Main
200 W. Park Ave.
Special programs are being offered this summer at the LeRoy Collins Leon County Branch Libraries!
Dr. B.L. Perry Jr. Branch
•June 5, 3pm : Libraries Rock with Mr. Richard: Songs for kids with lots of dancing!
•June 27, 4pm: Spenser Davis, Yo-Yo Pro teaches yo-yo tricks!
•July 19, 3pm: Animal Tales “Born to be Wild” with live animals!
•June 7, 11:30 am: Motion Commotion (ages 3-5)
•June 12. 11am: Tampa Taiko Japanese Drums
•June 19, 6 pm: Music Night: Bring your instrument to the Library and perform!
•June 23, 1 pm: Rock Band Jam
•June 28, 11:30 am: S.T.E.A.M. Power: Instrument Maker (grades K-5)
•July 5, 11:30 am: Motion Commotion (ages 3-5)
•July 12, 2pm: Animal Tales “Born to be Wild”
•July 19, 11:30am:Spenser Davis, Yo-Yo Pro
•July 21, 1 pm: Library’s Got Game
•July 24, 6 pm: Music Night
•July 26, 11:30 am: S.T.E.A.M. Power: Science of Sound (grades K-5)
Jane G. Sauls Ft. Braden Branch
•June 21, 2pm: Spenser Davis, Yo-Yo Pro
•July 12, 6pm: Animal Tales “Born to be Wild”
Lake Jackson Branch
•June 9, 11am-3pm: Game Day with Oculus Rift
•June 23, 11am: Spenser Davis, Yo-Yo Pro
•July 13, 11am: Animal Tales “Born to be Wild”
•July 21, 1-3pm: Summer Block Party for all ages with STEM activities!
•June 12, 3pm: Tampa Taiko Japanese Drums
•July 13, 3pm: Animal Tales “Born to be Wild”
•July 21, 11am: Spenser Davis, Yo-Yo Pro
•June 12, 6pm: Tampa Taiko Japanese Drums
•June 19, 5:30 pm: Jeopardy: Libraries Rock Edition
•July 12, 11:30am: Spenser Davis, Yo-Yo Pro
•July 20, 3pm: Animal Tales “Born to be Wild”
LeRoy Collins Leon County Public Library System – Various Branch Library Locations
Special Programs For Teens Every Thursday at 6:00pm, June 7 – July 26, 2018, at the Main (Downtown) Library at 200 W. Park Avenue! Snacks provided at all programs!
June 7: Rock Band Jam Show off your Rock Band skills and enjoy some snacks!
June 14: Drop the Mic: Lip-Sync Battle Perform your favorite songs to compete for prizes. Teams are welcome and costumes are encouraged!
June 21: Clued-In Scavenger Hunt Interactive murder mystery scavenger hunt.
June 28: Trivia Night Teams of up to 6 can compete for a 1st-place prize!
July 5: Secret Hollow Book Create a secret treasure box from an old book. Materials provided.
July 12: Spenser Davis Yo-Yo Program Pro yo-yo champ shows off amazing tricks and teaches you how to do some. Yo-yos provided.
July 19: Library’s Got Game Play video games, board games, and experience virtual reality with our Oculus Rift!
July 26: Book End Art Help beautify our bookends at the library with your art!
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library
LeRoy Collins Leon County Public Library – Main
200 W. Park Ave.
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.
Our STEAM-themed camps feature hands-on activities led by experienced educators. The Challenger Learning Center’s “Camp Challenger” strives to ensure campers have fun in a safe and educational atmosphere. At the Challenger Learning Center, campers are guaranteed focused attention with a ratio of at least one educator for every eight children.
Camp counselors, as well as volunteers, are made up of teachers, students pursuing a degree in education, professionals with an extensive science background and/or individuals experienced with child care or best practices in education. The exciting, new themes for the 2018 Summer Camps are: Animation Magic, Techtastic, Minecraft, Challenger Olympiad, Robot League, Livestreaming Studio, Movie Magic, STEAMology, Space Explorers and more.
Step out of the summer heat into the Leon Performing Arts production of Les Miserables (School Edition) and experience the magic of music and acting. The show is double-cast: maybe you’d like to experience it more than once? Get your tickets today. Note: contains material not suitable for elementary-aged children.
July 12 (Preview Night), 13, 14, 19, 21 @ 7:30 p.m. July 15, 22 @ 3:30 p.m.
Come out to First Friday in Railroad Square and leave the pedaling to us. Let us get you to the art park and back, around the park and more! Starting at $5 plus tips. Our professional pedicab drivers are here for you to help enhance the event!
Let our Pedicabs take you around the park, to and from parking and more at Cascades Park events!
Let us take you from the event to your cars or around town for some more local fun! Look for us on the outside of the civic center for pedicab pick up!
Pokemon Pedicab Rides
Book your Pokemon Pedicab Rides Today! Hatch your eggs faster from a pedicab while seeing what Tallahassee has to offer! Inquire about rates today!
Let us make your special day stand out with our wedding services! Bachelor/Bachelorette Parties, Grand Entrance/Exit, Guest Shuttle Service and more, we have you covered! Inquire about rates today!
Florida State University
Catch a Pedicab on campus for your alternative transportation needs. Whether you are getting out of an event at The Student Life Cinema, catching a bite at The Den, hanging out at Strozier Library, going to and from the bars at Wescott Fountain, and more, leave the pedaling to us! $5 on campus and $10 off campus flat rates. Don’t forget to tip your drivers, they are pedaling hard for it!
Explore the historic downtown chain of parks on our pedicab tour. $25.00 per person plus tips.
Would you like to join their team?
BFA students will be presenting their latest work.
There is probably no happier show in any artist’s career than a celebratory exit show. Graduating Artists is an assembly of solo exhibitions by those students who are attaining their BFA or MFA degrees after arduous yet productive studio work at Florida State University. No restrictions on scale or media are imposed and the student showcase is of young professionals launching into their futures.
Forget Painting with a Twist, come Brush and Brunch with the Leon County Chapter of the FAMU National Alumni Association . Enjoy an afternoon of fellowship with FAMULY; an old school vs. new school music mix and optional bottomless mimosas. You don’t have to be a member of the Association or an alum to attend- just make sure you bring your RATTLER Spirit.
Get Your Tickets Here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/brush-brunch-famu-alumni-tickets-47268125235?aff=efbeventtix
Ashlee from BJs Party House, returns to provide AMAZING face painting services for all of the children stopping by to have dinner on Monday! Ashlee’s guests will enjoy unique , one of a kind professional face painting that is always sure to please! The food is great, the artistry is awesome, and there is even a bounce house for the kids to work off that extra Summer time energy in , before they leave! See you there!!
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.