Events

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Nov
22
Fri
2019
APOLLO 11: First Steps Edition Now Playing @ Challenger Learning Center
Nov 22 – Dec 23 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
Bradley’s Country Store Old Fashioned Fun Day @ Bradley's Country Store
Nov 23 all-day

This great event is held annually on the Saturday before Thanksgiving – we’ve been doing it since 1970! Enjoy live music, clogging, cane grinding, syrup making, wagon rides, and a wide variety of food and arts and crafts. We even have a special area for the kids with pony rides and a petting zoo! Free parking and free admission. Just come on out and enjoy yourself! (If you are interested in participating as a vendor, please contact us by phone or e-mail at bradleysfunday@gmail.com; applications are not available on-line.)

Fall Farm Day 2019 @ Tallahassee Museum
Nov 23 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Join us Saturday, November 23rd at the Tallahassee Museum for a fun-filled day that celebrates our region’s agricultural heritage! Fall Farm Day will host an array of activities and demonstrations celebrating the historical and contemporary stories of our region’s farmed resources. The event is FREE with Museum admission. Demonstrations and activities include:

o Blacksmithing in the 1880s Forge

o Living History Interpretation on the 1880s Farm

o Shopping Local Farm Vendors (fruits, vegetables, nuts, dairy, eggs, wine, etc.)

o Hands-on Farm Activities

o Animal Encounters

o Syrup Making (will begin at 9:30 am and sold in the Museum Store)

Frenchtown Farmers Market
Nov 23 @ 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

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
Chair Yoga Dance @ Goodwood Museum and Gardens
Nov 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Spice up your chair yoga practice with some new movements and sequences in this fun Chair Yoga Dance class. For those new to chair yoga, seniors and everyone who loves to dance! This energetic class begins with centering and breath work, advances into a series of seated and standing chair yoga dances and ends with a relaxing guided meditation. Improve your balance and cardiovascular fitness, develop greater flexibility and increase your strength, mobility and memory skills all while dancing and having fun. Located in the Jubilee Cottage. $5 suggested donation.

Nov
30
Sat
2019
Frenchtown Farmers Market
Nov 30 @ 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
2
Mon
2019
Gentle Chair Yoga @ Goodwood Museum and Gardens
Dec 2 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Start your week with Gentle Chair Yoga, one of the gentlest forms of yoga. In this class, traditional yoga disciplines including poses, breath work, and meditation, along with energizing movements and sequences, are practiced either seated in a chair or standing using a chair for support. Benefits of a regular practice include increased strength and flexibility, improved balance and range of motion, better memory and focus, and stress reduction. Gentle Chair Yoga is great for beginners, seniors, and those coming back to physical activity after injury or illness. Located in the Jubilee Cottage. $5 suggested donation.

Dec
6
Fri
2019
Holiday Wreath Making Workshop @ Goodwood Museum & Gardens
Dec 6 @ 12:00 pm

Join us on Friday, December 6th in Jubilee Cottage for a Boxwood Wreath Making Workshop, the wreath as shown above. The boxwood will be freshly cut from the beautiful boxwood on Goodwood’s property, and you will take home your own homemade wreath to start your holiday decorating.

Jana Walling, Erica Chatham, Joan Stout, and Helen Purvis of the Tallahassee Garden Club will provide a FREE demonstration as part of Goodwood’s Friday Lecture Series followed by a TICKETED workshop. Come to learn, stay to create!
Tickets for the workshop are $35. Workshop space is limited. Please bring your own clippers and gloves, but all other materials will be provided.

If you plan to participate in the workshop, you must reserve a space by Friday, November 22nd so we can prepare enough materials.

Please purchase your ticket on Eventbrite or RSVP with JoAnn Bixler at 850-877-4202 ext. 228 or email at jabixler@goodwoodmuseum.org.

Thank you to the Tallahassee Garden Club for presenting this program.

Dec
7
Sat
2019
Frenchtown Farmers Market
Dec 7 @ 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

Market Days 2019 @ Tallahassee Museum
Dec 7 @ 10:00 am – Dec 8 @ 4:00 pm

Market Days is one of the Southeast’s largest and best juried arts and crafts shows. Featuring the unique, handmade creations of approximately 300 artists, top-quality artisans, and craftspeople. Market Days offers a wonderful array of works in various price ranges, from breathtaking fine art to charming stocking stuffers. The works include fine arts, ceramics, country furniture, stained glass, woodwork, glasswork, dolls, clocks, pottery, jewelry, sculpture, metalwork, clothing, photography and calligraphy. Proceeds benefit the Tallahassee Museum.

TICKETS AND TIMES:

GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS (SATURDAY HOURS 10AM – 5PM AND SUNDAY HOURS 10AM – 4PM):
Tickets are available at the gate on the days of the event and only good for one day admission.
$6 for Adults
$4 for Children (Ages 6-12)
$3 Premium Parking (S. Monroe Street Entrance)
Free Perimeter Parking for General Admission (Tram Rd and Paul Russell Rd Stadium)

EARLY BIRD SHOPPING TICKETS (SATURDAY 8AM – 10AM):
Limited to just 1,000 tickets, Market Days Early Bird shoppers peruse stress-free and get their first choice of top gifts with a two-hour head start on holiday shopping before the rush of the crowds arrive. Early Bird also includes premium parking (Tram Rd. Lot ONLY), continental breakfast and a weekend pass for this treasured holiday shopping tradition. Tickets are available for $25 (sold in advance and at the gate if not sold out).

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
9
Mon
2019
Chair Yoga Dance @ Goodwood Museum and Gardens
Dec 9 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Spice up your chair yoga practice with some new movements and sequences in this fun Chair Yoga Dance class. For those new to chair yoga, seniors and everyone who loves to dance! This energetic class begins with centering and breath work, advances into a series of seated and standing chair yoga dances and ends with a relaxing guided meditation. Improve your balance and cardiovascular fitness, develop greater flexibility and increase your strength, mobility and memory skills all while dancing and having fun. Located in the Jubilee Cottage. $5 suggested donation.

Dec
14
Sat
2019
Frenchtown Farmers Market
Dec 14 @ 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
16
Mon
2019
Gentle Chair Yoga @ Goodwood Museum and Gardens
Dec 16 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Start your week with Gentle Chair Yoga, one of the gentlest forms of yoga. In this class, traditional yoga disciplines including poses, breath work, and meditation, along with energizing movements and sequences, are practiced either seated in a chair or standing using a chair for support. Benefits of a regular practice include increased strength and flexibility, improved balance and range of motion, better memory and focus, and stress reduction. Gentle Chair Yoga is great for beginners, seniors, and those coming back to physical activity after injury or illness. Located in the Jubilee Cottage. $5 suggested donation.

Dec
17
Tue
2019
Voces Angelorum Holiday Concert at Goodwood Museum & Gardens @ Goodwood Museum & Gardens
Dec 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Voces Angelorum invites you to usher in the holidays with an evening of candlelight, food, wine, and chorale on Tuesday, December 17 at 7pm at Goodwood Museum & Gardens located at 1600 Miccosukee Rd, Tallahassee, FL 32308.

Come and enjoy an elegant evening with a stroll around the grounds and a tour of the main house beginning as early as 5:30pm, followed by a beautiful holiday choral concert in the Carriage House at 7pm. This winter’s concert includes a variety of holiday choral music from around the world, and you will also hear Three Christmas Choruses from Handel’s Messiah arranged for treble voices!

Admission is $25. The evening includes a complimentary wine bar which will be open prior to and after the concert, museum tour, concert, and a variety of foods after the performance. Grounds, wine bar and light snacks open at 5:30, with a larger variety of food available after the performance. You may arrive any time between 5:30-7pm. This will be a very elegant evening and a wonderful way to usher in the holiday season!
Proceeds benefit Voces Angelorum and Goodwood Museum.

For more information, please contact vocesangelorum@gmail.com

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
Chair Yoga Dance @ Goodwood Museum and Gardens
Dec 23 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Spice up your chair yoga practice with some new movements and sequences in this fun Chair Yoga Dance class. For those new to chair yoga, seniors and everyone who loves to dance! This energetic class begins with centering and breath work, advances into a series of seated and standing chair yoga dances and ends with a relaxing guided meditation. Improve your balance and cardiovascular fitness, develop greater flexibility and increase your strength, mobility and memory skills all while dancing and having fun. Located in the Jubilee Cottage. $5 suggested donation.

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

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.