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Vitreous Enamels: The Art of Glass, Metal & Fire @ Gadsden Arts Center & Museum
Feb 26 all-day
Vitreous Enamels brings together five master enamelists, Kristin Anderson, Chris Hierholzer, Carole Jayne, Mary Reynolds, and Kathy Wilcox, each of whom has devoted 20-30 years to enameling and who specialize in a particular technique and have a unique style. Kristin Anderson plays with the duality of durable and fragile. Her work focuses on light and how it interacts with enamel. Chris Hierholzer creates beautiful enamel jewelry reminiscent of the Byzantine period. Carole Jayne works with the ancient cloisonne technique to make mixed media works. Mary Reynolds explores color and pattern and makes small jewelry/painting pieces. Kathleen Wilcox’s love of nature comes through in her enamel pieces.
Cirque Italia 1st Water Circus – Gold Unit @ Governor’s Square, Tallahassee FL @ Governor’s Square, in the parking lot, under the stunning white and blue tent!
Feb 27 – Mar 1 all-day

Cirque Italia’s 1st Water Circus is HERE, combining Circus Arts with Technology and an amazing Water Stage with 35K gallons of water. You don’t want to miss this year’s production! And it’ll only be here for one weekend!

Dates and Times:
February 27 – Thursday: 7:30pm
February 28 – Friday: 7:30pm
February 29 – Saturday: 1:30pm, 4:30pm, & 7:30pm
March 1 – Sunday: 1:30pm & 4:30pm

Cost and Purchase Info:
For more information, visit www.cirqueitalia.com and make sure to check all our social media accounts. Tickets can be purchased now starting at $10.00-$50.00 depending on availability. Cirque Italia offers one free child admission with every full priced paying adult ticket in levels 2 or 3 USE PROMO CODE: BLOG2020. This offer cannot be combined with any other offers, discounts, or deals. Please call 941-704-8572 to get the promo code for your location.

Box office hours:
The box office opens on-site on Tuesday, the week of the show.
Non-show days: 10am – 6pm
On show days: 10am – 9pm

You may also purchase tickets through our website (cirqueitalia.com/tickets) or by phone: (941) 704-8572. We also respond to text messages.

Voices of FAMU Art Program: A Collection of Six Decades of Art @ FAMU Foster Tanner Fine Arts Gallery
Feb 27 @ 10:00 am – Apr 4 @ 5:00 pm

The Florida A&M University Foster Tanner Fine Arts Gallery is pleased to present Voices of FAMU Art Program:A Collection of Six Decades of Art from February 27 to April 4, 2020. This exhibition will feature works of art by FAMU Fine Arts alumni spanning the decades of 1960 until the present. FAMU Fine Arts alumnus (class of 1990) and Associate Professor of Art, Harris Wiltsher curated this exhibition as an accompanying event for the celebration of the College of Social Sciences Arts and Humanities Reunion taking place the weekend of April 3- 5 this semester. Wiltsher affirmed, “It is important to me as a FAMU graduate to highlight all of the artists that have matriculated through the FAMU Fine Arts program and the importance of arts to the university, community, and our culture.” The Foster Tanner Fine Arts Gallery’s hours are Monday-Friday 10 a.m to 5 p.m. and Saturday 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. There is metered parking on Wahnish Way between Osceola and Gamble St. This exhibition and the opening reception is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Foster-Tanner Fine Arts Gallery
at 850- 599-8755.
On view: February 27 – April 4, 2020
Opening reception: Thursday, February 27, 5:30 – 8:00 pm

Climate Conversation @ FSU Museum of Fine Arts
Feb 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us Thursday, February 27th for presentations by local experts in our region who are considering the impact of climate.

Danielle Irwin, Director at Cummins Cederberg – Coastal & Marine Engineering, will speak about the redesign of Jose Marti Park in Miami, FL. The talk will center on resiliency and participatory design within a larger conversation of coastal challenges resulting from Climate Change and Sea-Level Rise.

Timothy Perry, Attorney with Oertel, Fernandez, Bryant & Atkinson, and President of the Florida Association of Environmental Professionals, will discuss the phenomenon of “blue sky flooding” along the Atlantic coast, environmental impacts, and adaptation strategies for vulnerable residential and urban areas in beach and inland communities.

Lily Swanbrow Becker, Network Manager at the American Society of Adaptation Professionals and Climate Adaptation Training Coordinator with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, will focus on a collaboration between the Gulf of Mexico Alliance, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, and the American Society of Adaptation Professionals in order to build resilience capacity and support critical conservation work.

As always, this event is free an open to the public!

Volunteer Orientation @ Leon County Public Library North Branch
Feb 27 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Join the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, Florida Panhandle Chapter on Thursday, February 27 from 5:30-6:30pm at the Leon County Public Library North Branch (5513 Thomasville Rd) to find out how you can raise awareness, spread hope, and save lives. Because no one has to be alone.

If you’re someone who has been affected by suicide — whether you’ve lost a loved one, struggle personally, or just want to educate yourself to keep your community safe — there are many ways you can get involved.

Please RSVP to Sarah Clark at sclark@afsp.org

Stay after the Volunteer Orientation for a presentation of Talk Saves Lives: Firearms from 6:30-7:30pm

Learn more about our Chapter at AFSP.org/Panhandle

Talk Saves Lives: Firearms @ Leon County Public Library North Branch
Feb 27 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Join the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, Florida Panhandle Chapter on Thursday, February 27 from 6:30-7:30pm at the Leon County Public Library North Branch (5513 Thomasville Rd) for Talk Saves Lives: A Brief Introduction to Firearms and Suicide Prevention.

Suicide can be prevented. This presentation will cover what we know about this leading cause of death, the most up-to-date research on prevention, and what we can all do to fight suicide.

Participants will learn the common risk factors for suicide, how to spot the warning signs in others, and how to keep ourselves, our loved ones and those in our community safe.

The public is also invited to join us for a Volunteer Orientation in the same location before the TSL presentation from 5:30-6:30pm.

Please RSVP to Sarah Clark at sclark@afsp.org

Learn more about our Chapter at AFSP.org/Panhandle

Pathways to Community Healing @ Leon County Main Library
Feb 28 @ 6:00 pm

Are you interested in uplifting the African American community? Join Paula DeBoles-Johnson, Nicole Everette, Rudolph Ferguson, Sr. and Christic Henry in an inspiring evening of dialogue about community engagement. This panel will empower attendees to go out into the community and make a positive difference.

Please join us for this important call to action on Friday, February 28th at 6:30 PM at the LeRoy Collins Leon County Main Library.

LWVT Centennial Birthday Celebration! @ The Florida State Capitol
Feb 28 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

LWVT Centennial Birthday Celebration!
Commemorate the Centennial of the League of Women Voters as we reflect on our history, showcase our role as leaders in democracy, and set the stage for vibrant growth over the next century.
Join us for a sparkling evening atop Florida’s Capitol building, with drinks (wine and beer), food, conversation, and an inspiring program. Dress is cocktail or vintage suffragist/feminist attire.
Friday, February 28, 2020
Florida Capitol
22nd Floor

The Capitol
22nd Floor (Plaza Entrance facing Old Capitol)
400 South Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399

6:30 PM – 9:00 PM EST
Complimentary shuttle service available from Kleman Plaza Parking Garage 6-9 pm
Purchase Tickets: Eventbrite.com
More at: LWVTallahassee.org @LWVTallahassee on Facebook and Twitter @LWVTLH on Instagram

February 28 Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys @ Bradfordville Blues Club
Feb 28 @ 9:00 pm

February 28
Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys

Boyz II Men
Feb 29 all-day

Mark your calendars to experience the Grammy-winning R&B group perform some of their top hits like “End of the Road” and “Motownphilly” to new releases off their 2017 Doo-Wop album, Under the Streetlight.

Saving Wakulla Springs Overland Tour @ Cascades Park
Feb 29 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Overland tour follows the amazing underground journey of water from Tallahassee through the longest and deepest cave system in the world to Wakulla Springs. Join Jim Stevenson, Florida springs expert on this fascinating behind the scenes guided tour through the scenic springshed of Wakulla Springs with 7 different stops of interest including lakes, sinkholes and areas not accessible to the public. See the actual spot where surface water “disappears” underground…. A journey that everyone who lives in our beautiful Big Bend region should experience! Car caravan tour departs from Cascades Park and ends at Wakulla Springs State Park. $18 per person, $10 students. Tour proceeds benefit Friends of Wakulla Springs State Park. For more information, call 850-926-3376 or go to https://www.palmettoexpeditions.com.

SuperHero Saturday Walk at Cascades Park @ Cascades Park
Feb 29 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
SuperHero Saturday Walk at Cascades Park @ Cascades Park

In a revolutionary act of self care, black women & girls all over the country gather on Saturdays to celebrate ourselves and participate in a transformative Girltrek Tradition–SuperHero Saturday. After a full week of working, toiling, & caring for others – – we women of “super power” lace up our walking shoes, put on our Girltrek Superhero bright blue gear, and join forces to be about the business of “Self Care”. If you have not joined the Girltrek Movement, please log onto Girltrek.org and click “Join”. This notifies our national office that a new Superhero Sister is joining forces with other black women across the nation to participate in the ‘revolutionary act of self care’ through walking!

We meet in the parking lot directly across the street from the Florida Department of Transportation at Cascades Park. Located in the heart of downtown, Cascades Park offers a variety of outdoor and recreational amenities, including a state-of-the-art amphitheater, interactive water fountain, children’s play area, Smokey Hollow Commemoration and miles of multi-use trails. The trail is paved. We look forward to seeing you!

Public Mission – Moon Explorers @ Challenger Learning Center
Feb 29 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Recommended for grades K-5; ages 6 & under require a paid accompanying adult

Look forward to our return to the Moon in our new Moon Explorers mission highlighting NASA’s 2024 Artemis Program. During the mission, students will blast off to the moon and conduct hands-on science experiments in the spacecraft simulator.

Tallahassee Alumnae Panhellenic Scholarship Luncheon @ University Center Club at FSU
Feb 29 @ 11:30 am – 2:00 pm

The Tallahassee Alumnae Panhellenic is proud to host the 2020 Scholarship Luncheon. This is an event to recognize the 2020 Tallahassee Alumnae Panhellenic Scholarship winners. There will be a raffle and silent auction of generously donated and created items from local businesses, individuals & sorority alumnae groups. This will be a great opportunity to connect with Panhellenic women in the community.

We are excited to have Paula Kiger as our featured speaker. Paula Kiger believes her Twitter bio says it best: Wife of one, Mom of two, Friend of many. She spent almost 20 years as an administrator with the Florida Healthy Kids Corporation, and has made a career transition to become an editor of nonprofit newsletters at SmartBrief.

She earned her bachelor’s degree in Child Development and Human Development from Florida State in 1986, followed by a Master’s in Counseling and Human Systems from FSU in 1989.

Paula has been blogging at Big Green Pen since 2009 and enjoys social media immensely. She has been a Shot at Life Champion since 2014, advocating for children around the world to get access to immunizations.

Tickets are $40 per person until February 15 and $30 per FSU collegiate woman. After February 15, tickets are $45 per person.

Borne Escape Room at the Eastside Branch Library @ Eastside Branch Library
Feb 29 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Can you escape our post-apocalyptic escape room?

Time is running out as Wick is scrambling to find medicine he needs to survive in the ruined city. In order to escape the room, teams of 2-4 people must break the codes and find the medicine Wick needs before its too late.

A part of the NEA Big Read – Leon County.

NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with
Arts Midwest.

Alligator Encounters with the Tallahassee Museum @ Dr. B.L. Perry, Jr. Branch Library
Feb 29 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Alligator Encounters with the Tallahassee Museum

All ages are invited to explore the wonderful world of an alligator and meet a live one! Presented by the Tallahassee Museum.
A part of the NEA Big Read – Leon County.

NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.

8th Annual Crawl for a Cause @ Brass Tap
Feb 29 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

TICKETS ARE ON SALE for the GFWC Junior Woman’s Club of Midtown 8th Annual Crawl for a Cause benefiting PACE Center for Girls, Leon! Tickets will include a complimentary food or beverage item at each participating establishment, raffle offerings presented by local businesses and service providers, and a grand prize drawing.

Various Midtown bars are volunteering to provide drinks (or food, if applicable) to participants as they crawl to each stop.

Participating bars and restaurants:

Drink Stops-

Finnegan’s Wake

Fifth and Thomas

The Fox and Stag

Fire Betty’s Arcade Bar


Brass Tap

Food Stops-

Midtown Pies

Taco Republik

Jeri’s Cafe

Tickets are $35 (plus service fee) in advance through February 28th, $40 at the door on the day of the event ( if not sold out)

Credit cards and cash will be accepted in advance and at the door.

No refunds will be given due to inclement weather

Boyz II Men
Feb 29 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Mark your calendars to experience the Grammy-winning R&B group perform some of their top hits like “End of the Road” and “Motownphilly” to new releases off their 2017 Doo-Wop album, Under the Streetlight.

February 29 Harper and Midwest Kind CD Release party @ Bradfordville Blues Club
Feb 29 @ 9:00 pm

February 29
Harper and Midwest Kind CD Release party

“A Towering Task: The Story of the Peace Corps” movie @ The Globe Auditorium
Mar 2 @ 5:30 pm

“A Towering Task: The Story of the Peace Corps” movie will be shown Monday, March 2nd, 5:30 p.m., in The Globe Auditorium at the FSU Center for Global Engagement. The event is sponsored and hosted by the Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of North Florida.

Founded during the Cold War, the Peace Corps stands as an icon of American idealism. From the beginning its mission of world peace and friendship proved to be a towering task. Imbued with the unbounded energy and vision of its charismatic leader, Sargent Shriver, and thousands of vigorous volunteers, the story of the Peace Corps is a uniquely American tale.

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