Events

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Sep
13
Fri
2019
APOLLO 11: First Steps Edition Now Playing at Challenger Learning Center @ Challenger Learning Center
Sep 13 – Nov 3 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.

Perspectives: Studio Art Quilt Associates Exhibition (SAQA) @ LeMoyne Arts
Sep 13 – Oct 27 all-day
Perspectives: Studio Art Quilt Associates Exhibition (SAQA) @ LeMoyne Arts

Friday, July 19 – Saturday, August 31, 2019
Opening Reception: Thursday, July 18, 2019. 5-7:30 PM
​Free for members, $5 for non-members

This is a juried exhibition featuring quilts made with the theme “perspectives” in mind. This themes translation into textile works is entirely subject to the artists interpretations; whether it’s exploring their own perspective or trying to capture someone or something else’s. You will get to enjoy in depth artist statements on each of these personal works, as well as statements from the judges giving insight to their selection process, thoughts on the pieces, and exhibition.

Sep
17
Tue
2019
Hearth & Soul Partners with Special Olympics – September 2019  @ Hearth & Soul
Sep 17 all-day
Hearth & Soul Partners with Special Olympics - September 2019  @ Hearth & Soul

Local gathering place and experiential retail store Hearth & Soul proudly announces the Special Olympics of Leon County as its non-profit partner for the month of September 2019. All month long, 100% of net profits from the sale of the selected candle – Good Spirits by Mer-Sea ($58 retail price) – go directly to the local organization. The store welcomes friends (1410 Market Square) for a special event celebrating the young athletes of the Leon County Special Olympics on September 17, from 5-7p.m. Complimentary bites and drinks will be provided. Store founder and community advocate Susie Busch-Transou launched the Hearth & Soul charitable partnership program alongside the opening of the storefront and in the four years (this month!) since the store’s opening, Hearth & Soul has shined a light on more than 40 deserving non-profits in our community, raising an impressive $30,000+ for local organizations. For more information about the non-profit partnership program, contact Hearth & Soul at (894-SOUL).

Introduction to Watercolor @ LeMoyne Arts
Sep 17 all-day
Introduction to Watercolor @ LeMoyne Arts

This is an 8 week course, meeting on Tuesdays, September 17-November 5, from 4:00-5:30 and is recommended for children ages 6-12

Sep
18
Wed
2019
Library Card Sign-Up Time @ Leon County Public Library
Sep 18 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Library Card Sign-Up Time is here! August 17th – September 30th. Get a free replacement card as well.

Music & Dance workshop with Taller Balancé Bomba Afro-Boricua @ FSU Westcott building, room 060
Sep 18 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Music & Dance workshop with Taller Balancé Bomba Afro-Boricua @ FSU Westcott building, room 060

The Florida Folklife Program and the Florida State University Center for Music of the Americas present the 2019 Folklife Artists-in-Residence, Puerto Rican bomba ensemble Taller Balancé. Join us for a free workshop and lecture with master barrel-maker Angel Reyes and Taller Balancé as they share the fundamentals of bomba as well as the cultural background and historical significance of the style. Audience participation is highly encouraged!

For more information, visit the Florida Folklife Program Artist Residency page or our Facebook Artist Residency event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/2288866681233041/

Sep
19
Thu
2019
Comic and Cartoon Illustration @ LeMoyne Arts
Sep 19 all-day
Comic and Cartoon Illustration @ LeMoyne Arts

This is an 8 week course, meeting on Thursdays, September 19-November 7, from 10:30-12:00 and is recommended for children ages 6-12

​Learn to tell stories, explain concepts, or make people laugh with this broad foundations and skills class focused on cartoons and comics. You’ll learn the basic tools and format of comics and graphic novels by drawing from life, creating imaginary creatures, character development, exaggeration, scene-setting, and storyboarding. You’ll use different mediums to develop concepts and characters, from pencil and ink to paint and clay. We’ll cover a wide range of foundational techniques for you to build on! All ages welcome.

Dr. Munir Humayun’s Presentation on 100% Renewable Energy @ LeRoy Collins Public Library
Sep 19 all-day

Professor Munir Humayun will discuss his plan for 100% Renewable Energy Strategy for Tallahassee. This free event will be held at the LeRoy Collins Main Library, Room A, at 6:30 PM. He is a professor in the Dept of Earth, Ocean, and atmospheric science & National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, Florida State University.

Shape Painting @ LeMoyne Arts
Sep 19 all-day
Shape Painting @ LeMoyne Arts

This is an 6 week course, meeting on Thursdays, September 19-October 24, from 3:30-5:00 and is recommended for children ages 6-12

“The Shape Painting Method” is a new technique for making art by recycling painted cardboard boxes from group painting activities. Learn how to make amazing paper collage out of painted cardboard boxes! Have fun mixing fluorescent paint and building a 3D art project in a blacklight room. The possibilities are endless!

The Case for Preservation in Space @ Florida Historic Capitol Museum
Sep 19 all-day

Join Michelle Hanlon, co-founder of For all Moonkind, an official observer to the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space, and Tim McLendon, Law Professor from the University of Florida, to discuss the possibility of historic preservation efforts on the Moon. During this interactive session, participants will decide which lunar sites – if any – should receive special protections from the international community.

Light dinner from Social Catering and Events will be provided.

Program is free but reservations are required due to very limited seating at https://caseforspace.eventbrite.com.

Funding for this program was provided through a grant from the Florida Humanities Council with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the Florida Humanities Council or the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Library Card Sign-Up Time @ Leon County Public Library
Sep 19 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Library Card Sign-Up Time is here! August 17th – September 30th. Get a free replacement card as well.

Sep
20
Fri
2019
Library Card Sign-Up Time @ Leon County Public Library
Sep 20 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Library Card Sign-Up Time is here! August 17th – September 30th. Get a free replacement card as well.

Sep
21
Sat
2019
Leon County and Native Nurseries Buy One Get One Native Plants Sale @ Native Nurseries
Sep 21 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Leon County and Native Nurseries Buy One Get One Native Plants Sale @ Native Nurseries

In an effort to encourage citizens to plant native plants, Leon County is partnering with Native Nurseries to offer a Buy One Get One free sale of native plants for the third year in a row. Native plants are an important part of our eco-system, and citizens can help support native wildlife and pollinators by planting native plants in their yards and gardens. Native plants can:

• Create healthy places for people: By choosing native plants for your landscaping, you are supporting a healthy natural ecosystem and creating a healthier place for yourself, your family, and your community.
• Help the Climate: Landscaping with native plants can help combat climate change. Native trees, like our oaks, maples and pines, are very effective at storing the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide.
• Provide Savings: Once established, native plants generally require little maintenance. When planted in the right place, they adapt to local environmental conditions – saving time, money, and perhaps the most valuable natural resource, water.
• Save Wildlife: Without native plants, insects can’t survive – taking away the base of the food chain for all of our wildlife. These plants provide nectar for pollinators including hummingbirds, bees, butterflies, and bats, while also producing nuts, seeds, and fruits for all other forms of wildlife.

The sale will be available until supplies last. Up to $100 value per person/per transaction. Offer only valid to citizens, not businesses.

https://www.facebook.com/events/3230345463672795/

Frenchtown Farmers Market
Sep 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

Library Card Sign-Up Time @ Leon County Public Library
Sep 21 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Library Card Sign-Up Time is here! August 17th – September 30th. Get a free replacement card as well.

Sep
22
Sun
2019
Library Card Sign-Up Time @ Leon County Public Library
Sep 22 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Library Card Sign-Up Time is here! August 17th – September 30th. Get a free replacement card as well.

4th Annual Big Kahuna Paddle Challenge @ Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park
Sep 22 @ 2:00 pm
4th Annual Big Kahuna Paddle Challenge @ Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park

Teams of 10-14 Paddlers in Giant Voyageur Canoe.

Get in the spirit by recruiting at least one paddler with a physical or developmental disability to join your team (or ask FDOA to help.) Teams have 2 opportunities to race 400 yds against the clock. The 2 fastest will compete head to head to be BIG KAHUNA!

Can’t field a team? We can find a team to paddle for you! Team Sponsorship is only $500! Businesses, schools, civic groups and other organizations invited! Awards to winning teams!

Businesses, schools, civic groups and other organizations invited!
More info: https://www.fdoa.org/big-kahuna

Sep
23
Mon
2019
Library Card Sign-Up Time @ Leon County Public Library
Sep 23 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Library Card Sign-Up Time is here! August 17th – September 30th. Get a free replacement card as well.

Sep
24
Tue
2019
Library Card Sign-Up Time @ Leon County Public Library
Sep 24 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Library Card Sign-Up Time is here! August 17th – September 30th. Get a free replacement card as well.

Sep
25
Wed
2019
Library Card Sign-Up Time @ Leon County Public Library
Sep 25 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Library Card Sign-Up Time is here! August 17th – September 30th. Get a free replacement card as well.