Events

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Dec
13
Fri
2019
APOLLO 11: First Steps Edition Now Playing @ Challenger Learning Center
Dec 13 – Dec 31 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.

The Allison Christmas Spectacular 2019! @ The Allison Christmas Spectacular
Dec 13 2019 @ 6:00 pm – Jan 9 2020 @ 10:00 pm

The Allison Christmas Spectacular is celebrating 12 years! This year, The Allison Christmas Spectacular is receiving a complete overhaul to include 100% LED lights! This will help make the display be bolder and brighter than ever before!

Returning this year are 3 mega trees, 12 mini trees, 14 leaping arches, 102.5 FM WACS Radio, hundreds of strobes, and all of our previously featured dancing sequences. We are again featuring over 200,000 lights, dancing to 7 songs this year! We have two NEW dancing sequences debuting this year: Selah’s “Little Drummer Boy” and an updated version of Michael W. Smith’s “Christmas Angels!”

There is no charge to come see the lights, and the display is a drive-by. The lights will be displayed Thanksgiving through New Year’s from 6-10 pm nightly. We will be hiring a deputy to be on duty each night this year, and we will again be taking donations to help cover the deputy fees.

Feel free to check out and like our Facebook page to receive updates regarding The Allison Christmas Spectacular! Be sure to also visit our official website at allisonchristmasspectacular.com. We hope you and your family and friends are able to come by for our biggest and brightest year ever!

Dec
14
Sat
2019
SE Native American Festival @ Mission San Luis
Dec 14 @ 10:00 am – Dec 15 @ 4:00 pm

Join us at Florida’s Apalachee-Spanish Living History Museum for two days of Southeastern Native American dancing, craft vendors, cultural demonstrations, music, and storytelling. Also enjoy living history, archery, atlatl/spear throwing, crafts for kids, and more! Fun for all ages!

Saturday, December 14 (10 am – 6 pm)
Sunday December 15 (10 am – 4 pm)
(The Weekend BEFORE the Solstice)

Admission fee per day:
Adults – $5; Seniors (65+) – $3; Children (6 -17) – $2; Members, Children under 6 and Active Duty Military – FREE!

Craft Vendors:
Support our artisans and get your holiday shopping done! Find jewelry, baskets, gourd art, dance regalia, traditional instruments, shell art, fabrics and clothing with Southeastern Native American designs, native plant and herbal products, wood carvings, and much more!

Cultural Demonstrations:
— Traditional dances with audience participation
— Storytelling
— Native American encampment
— Craft working
— Educational exhibits and more!

More on our website — about the nationally/regionally known performers as well as the daily schedules — as information becomes available! https://missionsanluis.org/events-calendar/winter-solstice/

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Enjoy a meal during the festival! Food vendors will be on site.
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Bring chairs/blankets for seating and dress appropriately for the weather (most activities are outdoors). NO COOLERS, NO ALCOHOL, and NO SMOKING on the historic site!
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Many thanks to Visit Tallahassee, Friends of Florida History, Inc., and Florida Council on Arts and Culture for providing assistance!
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See photos from last year at
Solstice Celebration 2018 Graphic

Dec
21
Sat
2019
Frenchtown Farmers Market
Dec 21 @ 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

Dec
23
Mon
2019
Star Wars Science Day Camp @ Challenger Learning Center
Dec 23 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

K-1: Use the force as you participate in Jedi Training, make your own lightsaber and Yoda ears

2-3: Code in a Star Wars galaxy with Rey & BB8, explore engineering and simple machines to design and build an Ewok catapult and Millennium Falcon.

4-5: Stay on target and design a droid with recyclables, use Sphero bots to compete in a BB-8 Coding Challenge and engineer a lightsaber.

Dec
27
Fri
2019
Robo Tech Day Camp @ Challenger Learning Center
Dec 27 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

K-1: Build and program a robot with LEGO WeDo 1.0, design a robot helmet, and explore the future of robotics in the IMAX film, Robots 3D.

2-3: Code an Ozobot to conduct a beach clean-up, challenge with fellow campers in a WeDo 2.0 LEGO competition, and watch Robots 3D in the IMAX Theatre.

4-5: Tinker and innovate your way to make a Wigglebot, engineer and build an articulated grabber and program Dash robots to play games and compete in challenges.

Dec
28
Sat
2019
Frenchtown Farmers Market
Dec 28 @ 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

Dec
30
Mon
2019
Artemis Academy Day Camp @ Challenger Learning Center
Dec 30 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

K-1: NASA and Camp Challenger are going back to the moon! Campers will conduct the new Moon Explorer mission in our simulator, design a moon rover, and create their own Artemis ID badges.

2-3: Campers will explore the moon via augmented reality, create a tin foil model of the moon to learn about the different crater types and design a launch abort vehicle to keep our astronauts safe.

4-5: It is the next best thing to being there. Students will explore the surface of the moon through simulated rover and virtual reality. They will also engineer a heavy lift vehicle for the Space Launch System.

Dec
31
Tue
2019
Sunrise Rotary New Year’s Eve Masquerade Ball @ Bricks & Brass
Dec 31 2019 @ 8:00 pm – Jan 1 2020 @ 1:00 am

Please join the members of Sunrise Rotary for our first-ever New Year’s Eve Masquerade Ball! We will ring in the new year with great fun, fellowship, drinks and heavy hors d’oeuvres throughout the evening to ensure you are fully prepared to watch the ball drop in style!

This sophisticated evening out is a perfect date night or opportunity to socialize with friends in a unique setting. To add to the excitement, we are encouraging guests to dress in their best formal wear and find creative ways to hide their identity!

The location for our magical evening is the beautiful new Bricks and Brass venue on West Tennessee St. And if you anticipate that a hotel room next door might be handy after we’re done, you can reserve a room at the Four Points by Sheraton. Book today using the Sunrise Rotary New Years Eve Masquerade Ball group rate.

The Masquerade Ball is open to the entire community and proceeds from our event raffle benefit projects supported by Sunrise Rotary.

Limited Tickets Available

Event Sponsors:

Chicken Salad Chick
Accent Office Interiors
Dean Mead Attorneys at Law
Kathy Reardon, Realtor
Centennial Bank
Alzheimer’s Project

Jan
2
Thu
2020
Leap Into the New Year Day Camp @ Challenger Learning Center
Jan 2 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

K-1: Leap into learning by exploring the science of leaping, learning about the animals that leap and participating in a leap day obstacle course.

2-3: 29 is the magic number for the leap year scavenger hunt and leap day time capsule. Explore the science of leaping and create a frog catapult.

4-5: Make the most of the 2020 leap year by travelling the world with Dash the robot. Learn the astronomical science of the leap year in our planetarium and the physical science by participating in a frog origami leaping challenge.