Events

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Aug
6
Thu
2020
32nd Art in Gadsden: Regional Exhibition of Fine Art @ Gadsden Arts Center & Museum
Aug 6 – Sep 5 all-day

This annual tradition of Gadsden Arts showcases recent art created by area artists that is juried from hundreds of submissions. Ninety-two works by sixty-nine artists living and working within 200 miles of Quincy were selected to be a part of the show. Exhibited works span the mediums of watercolor, embroidery, acrylic, oil, photography, clay, encaustic, wood, metal, glass, and serigraph. The juror for the 32nd Art in Gadsden is Katie Deits, Executive Director of FloridaCraftArt, a statewide organization in St. Petersburg that supports Florida’s artists and craftspeople. Deits will select the award winners, which will be announced live on Facebook Thursday, July 30th at 6pm.

Aug
14
Fri
2020
Digital Escape Rooms
Aug 14 all-day

Bored at home? Check out these digital escape rooms, brought to you by the Leon County Public Library:

The Case of the Missing Painting: a Van Gogh Escape Room for all ages, recommended for teens and adults.

Escape (Room) Into Summer: an Escape Room for all ages, recommended for children in 3rd through 5th grades.

Escape from Wonderland: an Alice in Wonderland Escape Room for all ages, recommended for children in 3rd through 5th grades.

http://cms.leoncountyfl.gov/Library/LibraryInformation/AlwaysOpen/EscapeRooms

Doell West: Fanciful Spaces @ Gadsden Arts Center & Museum
Aug 14 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
Aug 14 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.

Summer Camps @ Tallahassee Museum
Aug 14 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.

CosmicCon: Fandom Trivia @ Zoom
Aug 14 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Test your fandom knowledge! Join us for fun trivia about your favorite fandoms with pictures, music, general knowledge, and more. Great for teens and adults!

Prizes sponsored by The Friends of the Library

*Prizes must be picked up at one of the Leon County Public Library locations.

Join using the Zoom link here: https://zoom.us/j/95430361377

Aug
15
Sat
2020
Doell West: Fanciful Spaces @ Gadsden Arts Center & Museum
Aug 15 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
Aug 15 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.

Summer Camps @ Tallahassee Museum
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.

CosmicCon: Intro to Dungeons and Dragons Game- 10:00 a.m. @ Zoom
Aug 15 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Have you ever wanted to learn about Dungeons and Dragons? You’re invited to the Midwinter Gala in the City of Splendors! Among the jovial festivities, a sinister mystery waits to be unwrapped.

Join us for this 2-hour introduction to D&D for 1st – 4th level characters. Learn the ins and outs of this team-oriented, fantasy tabletop role playing game with experienced Dungeon Masters. Recommended for ages 12+

Register here (slots will fill up fast): https://www.eventbrite.com/e/115496907359

Before the program begins, we will email:

-Character descriptions

-Basic rules and action sheets

You will need to access to a virtual dice roller during the game: https://www.wizards.com/dnd/dice/dice.htm

CosmicCon: Superhero Family Time @ Zoom
Aug 15 @ 11:30 am – 12:00 pm

Enjoy a special Family Time with a CosmicCon theme of superheroes. Songs, rhymes, and books for all ages!

Join Webinar Here

https://zoom.us/j/93270139150

Please note that participants’ cameras will be turned off.

Virtual Familytime from the Leon County Public Library @ http://cms.leoncountyfl.gov/Library/Calendar
Aug 15 @ 11:30 am – 12:00 pm

Songs, rhymes, and books for all ages! All Zoom links will be listed on our online calendar. http://cms.leoncountyfl.gov/Library/Calendar

Annie Get Your Glue Gun Crafters’ Meetup – CosmicCon Edition @ Zoom
Aug 15 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Join us as we share a tutorial on a DIY crafting project with time for questions and chatting from 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. through Zoom.

We’ll be making a comic book page beaded bracelet and a comic book page wallet.

Comic Book Page Bracelet supplies:

Fishing line or string
Mod podge or glue
Tooth picks or a skewer
Ruler
Comic book pages (provided in our Swag Bags-pick up at any library location. No registration required).
Comic Book Wallet Supplies:

Clear tape (packing tape)
Scissors or exacto knife
Comic book pages (provided in our Swag Bags-pick up at any library location. No registration required).
Register in advance for this meeting: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/vpAsf-yvqTIuUMnKnmEiMutcWTREne3FaQ

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Please note: Starting in September, this group will meet on the 3rd Saturday of the month only.

CosmicCon: Intro to Dungeons and Dragons Game- 2:00 p.m. @ Zoom
Aug 15 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Have you ever wanted to learn about Dungeons and Dragons? You’re invited to the Midwinter Gala in the City of Splendors! Among the jovial festivities, a sinister mystery waits to be unwrapped.

Join us for this 2-hour introduction to D&D for 1st – 4th level characters. Learn the ins and outs of this team-oriented, fantasy tabletop role playing game with experienced Dungeon Masters. Recommended for ages 12+

Register here (slots will fill up fast): https://www.eventbrite.com/e/115496907359

Before the program begins, we will email:

-Character descriptions

-Basic rules and action sheets

You will need to access to a virtual dice roller during the game: https://www.wizards.com/dnd/dice/dice.htm

CosmicCon: Animal Crossing Island Hop @ Zoom
Aug 15 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Looking for new adventures in Animal Crossing: New Horizons? Visit the Leon County Public Library staff islands to take part in scavenger hunts, games, and freebies!

Login to Zoom at the time of the event to receive the dodo codes.

Saturday, August 15 @ 3:00PM: https://zoom.us/j/94649167353

Island Rules and Tips:

You may need your vaulting pole or ladder.
There will be items like mystery gifts, DIY recipes and fossils set out for you to take. However, please don’t take them all for yourself. Remember to share!
Please use appropriate language in the chat. We want everyone to be comfortable so they can have fun.
The Leon County Public Library’s Code of Conduct extends to virtual programs
If you need to leave before the end of the session, please exit through the airport, not with the – button on your Switch. This can prevent the game from saving for everyone who visits and you may lose gifts and items you purchased.

Food Preservation: Canning, Freezing and Dehydrating with the UF/IFAS Extension Office @ Zoom
Aug 15 @ 4:00 pm

Join Heidi Copeland and Samantha Kennedy from the UF/IFAS office for a look at food preparation techniques, including canning, freezing and dehydrating through Zoom.

Once all of your fruits and vegetables are in, what are you going to do with them? The LeRoy Collins Leon County Library System is proud to present a Zoom Webinar about food preservation, from the experts at the UF/IFAS Extension office.

Heidi Copeland and Samantha Kennedy will give an informative talk and demonstration of the ins and outs of keeping a little bit of the taste of summer handy for the coming months.

For the Zoom link, please visit our website: http://cms.leoncountyfl.gov/Library/Calendar/EventId/458/e/food-preservation-canning-freezing-and-dehydrating-with-the-ufifas-extension-office-15-aug-2020

Aug
16
Sun
2020
Doell West: Fanciful Spaces @ Gadsden Arts Center & Museum
Aug 16 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
Aug 16 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.

Aug
17
Mon
2020
Doell West: Fanciful Spaces @ Gadsden Arts Center & Museum
Aug 17 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
Aug 17 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.

Mission San Luis Free Virtual Summer Camp @ Mission San Luis
Aug 17 all-day

Be a Virtual Time Traveler This Summer!

Mission San Luis is pleased to offer FREE ONLINE Summer Camp experiences June 15 through August 31, 2020!

Every Monday a new Time Travel Quest will be posted on our website.

• VIRTUAL TIME PORTAL VIDEOS
— Our costumed “villagers” discussing a variety of topics
• FUN CRAFTS & ACTIVITIES
— Some free materials will be provided for pick up!
• A NEW 17TH-CENTURY THEME EACH MONTH
— Foodways | Trade & Travel | Architecture
• P R I Z E S
— Complete at least 4 of the 12 quests throughout the summer!

How to Participate:
1) Download your Virtual Time Traveler Checklist to get started!
https://missionsanluis.org/media/1742/virtual-time-traveler-checklist-2020_2ue.pdf

2) Each week, download your Time Travel Quest pdf and start having fun!*
https://missionsanluis.org/learn/virtual-summer-camp/

3) Complete and send in your Virtual Time Traveler Checklist by September 14, 2020 to get your prize!

— Make sure to download your pdf forms before completing and saving them!

*Note: Quests can be completed any time after they have been posted.