Events

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Nov
15
Fri
2019
APOLLO 11: First Steps Edition Now Playing @ Challenger Learning Center
Nov 15 – Dec 16 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.

Nov
23
Sat
2019
From History to Holidays @ Goodwood Museum and Gardens
Nov 23 @ 10:00 am – 10:00 pm

Tallahassee’s beautiful and historic Goodwood estate is open to the public with FREE admission on November 23rd.

The free admission day at Goodwood features:

Free Tours: The Main House is displayed as it appeared around World War I, including original furniture, ephemera, and garments. A new special exhibit “A Dry Spell: A Brief History of Prohibition” will also be open for visitors. Tours and exhibits are FREE and open to the public from 10 AM to 3 PM.

Theatrical Performance: Enjoy a theatrical performance connecting history and holidays by Theater with a Mission on Goodwood’s Games Court.

Habitat for Humanity’s Festival of Trees: On Nov. 22nd and 23rd, Big Bend Habitat for Humanity presents beautiful artificial trees and wreaths for purchase as well as family-friendly festivities, including an early visit from Santa in the Goodwood Carriage House on November 23rd from 10 to Noon . Visit the Friday Night Preview Party on November 22nd from 6 – 9 PM or visit on November 23rd Hours are from 10 AM to 5 PM, with bidding closing at 4:30 PM on Saturday. For more information, visit http://bigbendhabitat.org/festival-of-trees/

Under One Roof: Come enjoy a curated collection of clay, glass, jewelry, and enamel works by premier Tallahassee artisans including Brian Bachman, Lesley Nolan, Robin Rodgers, and Kathy Wilcox. This art show and sale will be in Jubilee Cottage on Friday November 22nd 4:30 PM to 8 PM, Saturday November 23rd 10 AM to 5 PM, and Sunday November 24th 12 PM to 4 PM. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/241201026750140/

Nov
25
Mon
2019
Grossology Day Camp @ Challenger Learning Center
Nov 25 all-day

Available for Grades K-5, $40/day including lunch:
Grades K-1: Venture inward on a journey down the “Organ Trail” to explore the digestive system, make edible dog poop, and play the germ travelling game.
Grades 2-3: By exploring the science of gross, usually referred to as chemistry and biology, campers will snack on an edible petri dish, observe worm anatomy, and make a pimple stress ball.
Grades 4-5: It’s the science of bodies! Students will explore how gross and amazing bodies are by making drinkable blood, edible skin layers, learning the science of the flatulence and dissecting owl pellets.

Day Camp – Wilderness Survival @ Tallahassee Museum
Nov 25 @ 9:00 am

Nature awareness, animal tracking, and edible plant identification! These are a few things we will tackle during our outdoor adventures! Campers will discover how to gather their basic needs, build a shelter, work as a team, and try out native crafts.

Two Camps Available:
K-1st grade day camp.
2nd-5th grade day camp.

Registration Deadline: Sunday, November 24th at Noon.

Nov
26
Tue
2019
Day Camp – Games and Adventures Zip Camp @ Tallahassee Museum
Nov 26 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

ZIP CAMP: This camp is full of fun activities. Campers will have a chance to go through the Tree to Tree Adventures course, as well as enjoy loads of games and stories that they will take home to share with family and friends. Please read the following upon registration.

TREE TO TREE ADVENTURES

Children must be at least 41″ tall. Waivers must be filled out online by a parent or guardian no more than 48 hours prior to the date of camp, OR filled out manually on the day of the camp. Children 41″- 60″ tall may use the TREEmendous Adventures Course, $15 per child. Children at least 54″ tall may use the Canopy Crossing Course, $25 per child. **** Fees are in addition to camp fee****** to register online, choose the grade level your child has completed this year below.

Two Camps Available:
K-1st grade day camp.
2nd-5th grade day camp.

Registration Deadline: Monday, November 25th at Noon.

Food Frenzy Day Camp @ Challenger Learning Center
Nov 26 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Available for Grades K-5, $40/day including lunch:
Grades K-1: We will be filling campers’ brains and bellies with the science behind making butter, cranberry invisible ink and pumpkin slime.
Grades 2-3: It is a learning feast! Students will make cranberry sauce, a pumpkin volcano and pumpkin slime.
Grades 4-5: With a hunger for brain food and a thirst for knowledge, these campers will make bread, pumpkin oobleck and design and create engineering structures with cranberries.

Nov
27
Wed
2019
Day Camp – Florida’s Fantastic Wonders @ Tallahassee Museum
Nov 27 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

From theme parks to incredible natural settings, Florida is recognized worldwide for its fantastic wonders. In this camp we’ll explore all the things that make our state so cool, and we’ll take a shot at creating our own ads for Florida tourism!

Two Camps Available:
K-1st grade day camp.
2nd-5th grade day camp.

Registration Deadline: Tuesday, November 26th at Noon.

Dec
3
Tue
2019
2019 Holiday Music Series: 37th Annual @ Florida Historic Capitol Museum
Dec 3 @ 11:00 am – Dec 13 @ 1:00 pm

Experience the sounds of the season performed by Leon County students in the beautifully decorated Historic Capitol.

All performances FREE and open to the public.

Dec. 3: Cobb Middle School, 11:00 AM
Dec. 5: FSU School, 11:30 AM
Dec. 6: RAA Middle School, 11:00 AM
Dec. 10: Fairview Middle School, 11:30 AM
Dec. 11: Godby High School, 11:00 AM
Dec. 12: Swift Creek Middle School, 11:00 AM
Dec. 13: Montford Middle School, 11:00 AM

Dec
7
Sat
2019
4th Annual SneauxDay @ SneauxBall Catering Co.
Dec 7 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Tallahassee’s Biggest Snowball Fight & Family Day!!

What is SneauxDay?
A fundraising event disguised as a unique family fun event with a goal of raising $5,000 to provide 3 families with an unforgettable SneauxChristmas. SneauxDay is our own version of a Florida Winter.

What is SneauxDay’s Purpose?
Our mission is to bring an amazing SneauxChristmas to 3 families in financial crisis by raising $5,000. We’re paying bills, putting gifts under the tree, and being an overall blessing to these families.

Last year, we were able to create a SneauxChristmas for 2 families by raising over $2,000 through ticket sales and donations. We’re going BIGGER this year!

I’d Like To Donate!
We have a HUGE goal and the more we receive, the more we are able to give! Let’s make this special! You can submit donations through the following:

www.SneauxBall.com/promo

CashApp $SneauxBall

In Store : 2033 S. Adams St.(business hours)

I’d Like to be a Sponsor!
Sounds Great! Send us an email at FLSneauxBall@gmail.com and we’ll provide details.

Suggested Age: 7+

Ticket Purchase Includes:

24 Snowballs To Throw During Event

(1) Small Snoball

(1) Meal Ticket

*Portion of Proceeds from the event will be used to create a SneauxChristmas for 3 families.

Kate DiCamillo, Newbery Medalist and Bestselling Children’s Author @ Maclay School
Dec 7 @ 2:00 pm

Join Midtown Reader in Maclay School’s Cartee Gym for a talk + book signing with Kate DiCamillo, two-time Newbery Medalist and bestselling author of over 25 books for children, including Because of Winn-Dixie, The Tale of Despereaux, the Mercy Watson series, the Raymie Nightingale series, and more. A former National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, Kate is one of America’s most beloved storytellers.

Kate is on tour for her newest middle grade novel (perfect for ages 9-13), Beverly, Right Here, the third and final installment in her popular Raymie Nightingale series about “the three rancheros.”

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit katedicamillotallahassee.bpt.me

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
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
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.

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.

Jan
3
Fri
2020
LEGO Live & Learn Day Camp @ Challenger Learning Center
Jan 3 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

K-1: This day is all about the bricks! Campers will make slime, helmets, heads, and zip lines with every kid’s favorite colorful toy.

2-3: We can build anything with LEGOs including a marble maze, balloon car and robots with WeDos.

4-5: Explore the world of engineering and architecture with LEGOs by creating giant formations, spinning tops and chain reactions.

Jan
6
Mon
2020
Minecraft Mashup Day Camp @ Challenger Learning Center
Jan 6 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

K-1: Explore the science behind some of the iconic Minecraft characters, places and images including exploding creepers and pixel art.

2-3: The Camp Challenger version of Minecraft Theme Park is S.T.E.A.M Park! Campers will build a rollercoaster, design a Rube Goldberg machine, and experience rollercoasters through virtual reality.

4-5: It’s a mishmash of coding and hacking with Minecraft command blocks, Dash the robot, and Arduino Snapino kits.

Feb
8
Sat
2020
Third Annual World Culture Festival @ Good Samaritan UMC
Feb 8 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Join us at Good Samaritan UMC for delicious cuisine, exciting performances, unique shopping experiences, and free classes at Tallahassee’s third annual World Culture Festival. Featuring food, artists, faith, and performances which showcase traditions from around the world, this family-friendly event has something for everyone. This festival is a celebration of the human existence and the diversity of our local area and offers the chance for the entire community to come together to celebrate their differences and discover their similarities.

One of the most powerful ways to share culture is through art, craft, and food. Tables offering information about various religious and cultural beliefs and practices, as well as craft vendors showcasing art, music, and food from around the world will be part of the event. This festival provides an opportunity for people of all ages to learn about faiths, philosophies, and cultures different from their own through interaction. The focus is on information and education, not condemnation or conversion.

Expressions of culture and belief vary across the globe and the World Culture Festival showcases these traditions in the greater Tallahassee area by bringing together local dancers, singers, poets, musicians, and storytellers to share their talents. Performances and interactive engagements will be scheduled all day so enjoy the performances or jump in for a class!

Last year’s participants included the the FAMU Gospel Choir, the Matsiko World Orphan Choir, Sambistas Do Sol, Dandera Dancers, Temple Israel’s Bagels and Biscuits, Shirdi Sai Samsthan, Azúcar Dance Company, Swaravahini, Mua’oli’oli Dancers, Gym Force Aerial Arts, Tallahassee Irish Step Dancers, Arte Mexico, Mary Proctor, El Criollo Grill, Faith4You African Food, Caribbean Crossroads, Two Feathers Indian Center, La Gardenia Prints, and many more. Visit us at www.wcftally.com for more information on the 2020 list of performers, vendors, food trucks, and more.

Apr
2
Thu
2020
SportsAbility | Seminole Showdown @ Miracle Field at Messer Park
Apr 2 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
SportsAbility | Seminole Showdown @ Miracle Field at Messer Park

SportsAbility 2020

Join Florida Disabled Outdoors Association for three days of waterskiing, tennis, martial arts, rock climbing, SCUBA, and more at the 30th Annual SportsAbility held by the Florida Disabled Outdoors Association! The event will be held April 2-4, 2020. Adults and children, both with and without disabilities are encouraged to experience hands-on recreation activities for no cost thanks to our friends and sponsors in the community!

Families will learn about opportunities to engage in recreation TOGETHER around the Tallahassee area. SportsAbility aims to provide experiences and enable everyone to participate in as many or few activities as they please. Activity providers have adaptations available to make the games playable for everyone. Some activities include golf, art, martial arts, SCUBA, waterskiing, boat rides, tennis, archery, biking, horseback riding, rock climbing, and more!

Details:
• Thursday, April 2, from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at the Miracle Field at Messer Park
• Friday, April 3, from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the TCC Lifetime Sports Complex
• Saturday, April 4, from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at Alfred B. Maclay Gardens

For information and registration, visit www.fdoa.org. You can also contact us at info@fdoa.org or (850) 201-2944.

Apr
3
Fri
2020
SportsAbility | Indoor Recreation & Expo @ TCC Lifetime Sports Compex
Apr 3 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
SportsAbility | Indoor Recreation & Expo @ TCC Lifetime Sports Compex

SportsAbility 2020

Join Florida Disabled Outdoors Association for three days of waterskiing, tennis, martial arts, rock climbing, SCUBA, and more at the 30th Annual SportsAbility held by the Florida Disabled Outdoors Association! The event will be held April 2-4, 2020. Adults and children, both with and without disabilities are encouraged to experience hands-on recreation activities for no cost thanks to our friends and sponsors in the community!

Families will learn about opportunities to engage in recreation TOGETHER around the Tallahassee area. SportsAbility aims to provide experiences and enable everyone to participate in as many or few activities as they please. Activity providers have adaptations available to make the games playable for everyone. Some activities include golf, art, martial arts, SCUBA, waterskiing, boat rides, tennis, archery, biking, horseback riding, rock climbing, and more!

Details:
• Thursday, April 2, from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at the Miracle Field at Messer Park
• Friday, April 3, from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the TCC Lifetime Sports Complex
• Saturday, April 4, from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at Alfred B. Maclay Gardens

For information and registration, visit www.fdoa.org. You can also contact us at info@fdoa.org or (850) 201-2944.