Events

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Jun
1
Mon
2020
Camp Challenger Summer Camps (M-F) @ Challenger Learning Center of Tallahassee
Jun 1 – Aug 7 all-day

Camp Challenger features hands-on, high-tech activities, unique experiences & tons of fun!
Themes include Minecraft, robotics engineering, coding, geology, gaming, art and design, summer Olympics, movie magic, American history, astronomy, technology and much more. Register now to guarantee an unforgettable summer break for your child!

Camp Information:

· 1 week of Camp Challenger is $180
· Additional weeks are $170 each
· Cost includes lunch daily
· Camp hours are 9 AM-4 PM M-F
· AM & PM Extended Care is available
· Sibling & membership discounts available
· 10 weeks available for students who have
completed grades K-8
· 2 weeks available for students who have
completed grades 9-12
· Register at www.ChallengerTLH.com/summer-camps

Jun
8
Mon
2020
2020 Summer Art Camp @ Gadsden Arts Center & Museum @ Gadsden Arts Center & Museum
Jun 8 – Jul 24 all-day

Discover exciting art projects inspired by the FUNdamentals of art.
6 one-week sessions
June 8-26 & July 6-24 9am-12pm daily
Exhibition & Reception: July 24, 5:30 pm
Ages: 6-12

Week 1 – June 8-12 – Elemental Art
Week 2 – June 15-19 – Exploring Color
Week 3 – June 22-26 – Art in 3D
Week 4 – July 6-10 – Discover Abstract
Week 5 – July 13-17 – Around the World
Week 6 – July 20-24 – Papercrafting

Jun
9
Tue
2020
Summer Camps @ Tallahassee Museum
Jun 9 – Aug 15 all-day

We are so excited to bring a new approach to our 2020 summer camp program! Don’t worry, we’ll maintain our nature-based education method, which includes a healthy balance of indoor and outdoor time and implements hands-on immersive nature experiences. As a nature-based camp program, each week-long summer session will introduce concepts concerning our natural world today. As a camp team, students will work together to find solutions to some of the issues at hand. We have invited experts in the fields of water conservation, bee keeping, agriculture and farming, as well as in areas of tourism to share the work they do and how it all relates to the natural wonders of the Florida landscape. This year we’ll apply our hands-on immersive experiences, as well as the lessons learned from our guest speakers in the development of an end of week collaborative project for each week-long session of camp.

Jun
11
Thu
2020
Teen Programs – Leon County Library Virtual Summer Programming @ LeRoy Collins Leon County Public Library - ONLINE
Jun 11 @ 3:00 pm – Jul 30 @ 4:00 pm

Join us for virtual teen programs Thursdays in June and July!

Thursday, June 4: Teen Trivia @ 3pm

Teens! Test your knowledge against your friends with this fun trivia!

Theme: Young Adult books, movies, and more.

See our calendar for registration information: https://tinyurl.com/ydygtlgx

Thursday, June 11: Teen Game Day @ 3pm

Teens! Come enjoy some fun games, virtual style! This Game Day will feature Scattergories and BINGO. See our calendar for registration information: https://tinyurl.com/y8urcclz

Thursday, June 18: Marbled Coasters @ 3pm

Teens! Learn how to make marbled coasters! Pick up your activity bag from any Leon County Public Library, gather your materials, and meet in Zoom to learn how to make. See our calendar for registration information: https://tinyurl.com/yd8jlkql Activity Bag will include 2 coasters Gather Materials: -Nail polish -Large bowl -Plastic grocery bag -Paper towels -Water (room temperature) Optional Materials: -Toothpicks -Nail polish remover -Cotton balls/pads -Mod Podge –Paint brush Gloves You may also provide your own white ceramic tile or mug

Thursday, June 25: Teen Cooking Challenge @ 3pm

Teens! Do you have the best culinary skills? Join us for a fun and fast Cooking Challenge! Teens can use up to 5 ingredients and 25 minutes to create something interesting.

See our calendar for registration information: https://tinyurl.com/yazl536y

The winning food for each category will be featured on our Instagram:

-Most healthy

-Most colorful

-Most likely to taste the best

-Best for a budget

-Most creative

Thursday, July 2: Teen Trivia @ 3pm

Teens! Test your knowledge with this fun trivia!

Theme: Music and pop culture See our calendar for registration information: https://tinyurl.com/ybw8l3sp

Thursday, July 9: Teen Game Day @ 3pm

Teens! Come enjoy some fun games, virtual style! This Game Day will feature Codenames and Charades.

See our calendar for registration information: https://tinyurl.com/ybd4atp4

Thursday, July 16: Slime @ 3pm

Teens! Come make slime with us! Pick up your activity bag from any Leon County Public Library, gather your materials, and meet in Zoom to learn how to make slime! See our calendar for registration information: https://tinyurl.com/yczcvawd

Activity Bag will contain slime materials. You will need to provide water and food dye.

Thursday, July 23: Artist Meet-up @ 3pm

Teens! Do you like to draw or create? Join other teens for an artist meet-up. Share what you have been working on and more!

See our calendar for registration information: https://tinyurl.com/yc45ensa

Thursday, July 30: Vision Boards @ 3pm

Teens! Start the school year off right with a clear vision! Make a vision board to inspire your future goals and dreams. Pick up your activity bag from any Leon County Public Library, gather your materials, and meet in Zoom to learn how to make. See our calendar for registration information: https://tinyurl.com/y759pxzw

Activity Bag will include a poster board.

Gather Materials:

Magazines

Newspapers

Markers/Colored Pencils/Pens

Jul
11
Sat
2020
Doell West: Fanciful Spaces @ Gadsden Arts Center & Museum
Jul 11 – Aug 29 all-day

Come experience Doell West’s hand painted furniture in the Munroe Family Community Gallery at Gadsden Arts. West’s repainted pieces of furniture and housewares are intricately patterned, colorful and eclectic, giving them a new life. West prefers to work on reclaimed and neglected items to lead the viewer to rethink the value of discarded objects and, instead, see their potential beauty and utility.
This exhibition will be on view, with reservations, beginning July 11. Anyone can make a reservation by visiting www:gadsdenarts.org. To protect you, fellow patrons, and staff during your visit, reservations are required to control the number of visitors in the museum at one time, and masks and social distancing are required for all in the building.

Gadsden Arts Artists Guild Exhibition #3 for 2020 @ Gadsden Arts Center & Museum
Jul 11 – Aug 29 all-day

Gadsden Arts third Artists Guild installation for 2020 will include art in varied mediums from the almost 60 member Guild. New artist Thomas Friedman is exhibiting with us for the first time.
This exhibition will be on view, with reservations, beginning July 11. Anyone can make a reservation by visiting www.gadsdenarts.org. To protect you, fellow patrons, and staff during your visit, reservations are required to control the number of visitors in the museum at one time, and masks and social distancing are required for all in the building.

Jul
13
Mon
2020
Sewing Room Necessities Sewing Camp @ The Couture Seamstress Sewing Academy
Jul 13 @ 9:00 am – Jul 17 @ 12:00 pm

Projects may include: Sewing machine cover, pin cushion, pattern holder, sewing machine mat

What’s included: No sewing knowledge necessary for this camp! During this week of camp the student will learn how to comfortably operate a sewing machine while making several challenging and fun projects for their sewing area. Learn all the basics of pinning, cutting, pressing and sewing construction.

Costs: $225 + $30 supplies fee
Camp times are 9:00AM to 2PM Monday through Thursday and 9:00AM to 12:00PM on Friday each week.
Spots are reserved according to order of payment received.
Some projects may be replaced with similar ones without notice. Fabrics will vary.
There is a non-refundable deposit of $50.
Camp fees (minus the deposit fee) will be refundable only until the first class.
All camp fees are non-refundable or transferable on cancellations or non-attendance after the 1st class.
There are additional fees determined for each class that will cover all supplies: fabrics, trims, notions for all projects.
Campers are to bring lunch and 1 snack each day with the exception of Friday.

Camp Challenger Virtual Summer Camps: Minecraft Engineering @ Challenger Learning Center of Tallahassee (VIRTUAL CAMPS)
Jul 13 @ 10:00 am – Jul 17 @ 2:00 pm

In response to our temporary closure due to COVID-19, we are offering five virtual summer camps for completed grades K-5 (rising first graders-rising sixth graders). All camps require the use of a computer or tablet, internet access and access to Zoom software.

Jul 13-17 Minecraft Engineering – Design models of buildings, roller coasters and more! Discover the field of engineering through a series of Minecraft projects. A Minecraft code will be provided.

Hot Tamales for Kids Concert – Leon County Library Virtual Summer Programming @ Leon County Library - ONLINE
Jul 13 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Join us online for fun events Mondays at 6:30 in June and July!

Rock out with Tallahassee band “Hot Tamales.”

http://cms.leoncountyfl.gov/Library/Calendar/EventId/351/e/family-fun-hot-tamales-for-kids-concert-summer-program-13-jul-2020

Jul
14
Tue
2020
An Evening with #1 NYT Bestselling Author Daniel Silva @ Midtown Reader
Jul 14 @ 7:30 pm

Please join Daniel Silva in his virtual launch of THE ORDER, hosted by Midtown Reader in partnership with Harper.

** Tuesday, July 14, 2020 | 7:30 pm EDT **

Daniel Silva, #1 New York Times bestselling author of THE ORDER in conversation with CNN Special Correspondent Jamie Gangel.

For the first time ever, book tour is happening at Daniel’s house and you are invited via Crowdcast to join him live! Midtown Reader is so excited to be one of 12 indie bookstores in the country (and the only one in Florida) able to participate in this incredible opportunity.

The event will include a peek behind the scenes where Daniel works—where he keeps all those yellow legal pads and just how he sharpens his secret stash of pencils.

Best of all, Daniel will be ready and waiting to answer your questions about THE ORDER. (And you never know, Gabriel and Chiara may just make a surprise visit in his kitchen.)

To join us, please purchase a copy of THE ORDER ($28.99) at midtownreader.com. Once you make your purchase, you will receive an email confirmation which will include a link and password to register for this special event on Crowdcast.

At check-out, you will be prompted to select your shipping method for your book. You may choose to have your book delivered to a Tallahassee address, shipped anywhere around the world, or pick it up in store for no additional cost on or after the publication date of July 14th.

Jul
20
Mon
2020
Me & My American Girl Doll Sewing Camp @ The Couture Seamstress Sewing Academy
Jul 20 @ 9:00 am – Jul 24 @ 12:00 pm

Projects may include: slacks, capris, skirt and/or blouse

What’s included: All project materials & supplies, use of sewing studio and sewing tools. These projects are for dolls and are therefore a little more advanced. The students should have some prior sewing experience. Outfits pictured are examples only. Fabrics will be different. Remember to bring your doll! You don’t need an American Girl doll to attend. All clothing designs will fit most 18″ dolls.

Costs: $225+ $20 supplies fee
Camp times are 9:00AM to 2PM Monday through Thursday and 9:00AM to 12:00PM on Friday each week.
Spots are reserved according to order of payment received.
Some projects may be replaced with similar ones without notice. Fabrics will vary.
There is a non-refundable deposit of $50.
Camp fees (minus the deposit fee) will be refundable only until the first class.
All camp fees are non-refundable or transferable on cancellations or non-attendance after the 1st class.
There are additional fees determined for each class that will cover all supplies: fabrics, trims, notions for all projects.
Campers are to bring lunch and 1 snack each day with the exception of Friday.

Camp Challenger Virtual Summer Camps: Robotics Challenge @ Challenger Learning Center of Tallahassee (VIRTUAL CAMPS)
Jul 20 @ 10:00 am – Jul 24 @ 2:00 pm

In response to our temporary closure due to COVID-19, we are offering five virtual summer camps for completed grades K-5 (rising first graders-rising sixth graders). All camps require the use of a computer or tablet, internet access and access to Zoom software.

Jul 20-24 Robotics Challenge – Complete daily robotics challenges with Spheros and Ozobots! Learn how to code the robots, then get creative and problem-solve the challenges. Campers will need a computer or tablet with Bluetooth capability.

Jul
27
Mon
2020
African Drum Class w/William Yazid Johnson – Leon County Library Virtual Summer Programming @ Leon County Library - ONLINE
Jul 27 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Join us online for fun events Mondays at 6:30 in June and July!

Join William Yazid Johnson in awakening the inner musician with this soulful presentation.

http://cms.leoncountyfl.gov/Library/Calendar/EventId/353/e/family-fun-african-drum-show-with-william-yazid-johnson-summer-program-27-jul-2020

Aug
1
Sat
2020
Virtual Teen Book Club @ Online
Aug 1 @ 2:30 pm

Teens! Join the Leon County Public Library for Virtual Teen Book Club through Zoom. This month we’ll be reading and discussing The Book Thief by Markus Zusak.

For more information: http://cms.leoncountyfl.gov/Library/Calendar/EventId/338/e/virtual-teen-book-club-1-aug-2020

Aug
3
Mon
2020
Spa Necessities Sewing Camp @ The Couture Seamstress Sewing Academy
Aug 3 @ 9:00 am – Aug 7 @ 12:00 pm

Projects may include: Robe, Lingerie Laundry Bag, Hot & Cold Relaxation Pack, Sleep Mask

What’s included: No sewing knowledge necessary for this camp! During this week of camp the student will learn how to comfortably operate a sewing machine while making several challenging and fun projects. Learn all the basics of pinning, cutting, pressing and sewing construction.

Costs: $225 + $30 supplies fee
Camp times are 9:00AM to 2PM Monday through Thursday and 9:00AM to 12:00PM on Friday each week.
Spots are reserved according to order of payment received.
Some projects may be replaced with similar ones without notice. Fabrics will vary.
There is a non-refundable deposit of $50.
Camp fees (minus the deposit fee) will be refundable only until the first class.
All camp fees are non-refundable or transferable on cancellations or non-attendance after the 1st class.
There are additional fees determined for each class that will cover all supplies: fabrics, trims, notions for all projects.
Campers are to bring lunch and 1 snack each day with the exception of Friday.