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At this month’s meeting Ms. Pat Rand will be presenting Pioneer certificates to descendants of the Perkins family, who settled in Leon County in 1840. She will speak about the El Destino project briefly, and then present a program on the Florida Pioneer Descendant Certificate program and the Pioneer database.
Her current project is in cooperation with the Library of Florida History in Cocoa Village, which holds plantation records for the El Destino Plantation outside Tallahassee. Volunteers are scanning the documents and journals, transcribing them, and will be indexing them for slave names.
The meeting will be held in Program Room A of the downtown public library, 200 W. Park Ave. Sharing time is at 1:30pm and the meeting starts at 2pm.
February 23 @ 6PM
Walter Parks’ Swamp Cabbage
“Alexa Kleinbard’s spectacularly beautiful work has focused on the natural world for over 30 years, addressing the issues surrounding the degradation and destructiion of our natural environment,” says Cynthia Hollis, guest curator of the upcoming exhibition, “Alexa Kleinbard:Twilight in the Garden.”
Kleinbard has always taken the position that we as humans are not separate from our environment, but rather something w are in and of. In this exhibition, Kleinbard’s work ranges from oil on shaped birchwood, to oil stick and graphite drawings on paper, to intricate collaged animals in ink, paint, and pencil, all presenting despair and hope with a lyricism and lushness of imagery.
Join us on a musical journey through the decades since the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s as the Amos P. Godby High School Chorus present a special performance on the steps of the historic Capitol in honor of National Black History Month.
We are hosting a career panel and student Q&A next Tues, Feb 25 at 11:15am in the Student Union Ballroom. TMH experts in emergency care, surgery, radiology, pharmacy and IT will share their professional journey and answer your questions. Attendees will also be able to meet TMH recruiters and find out more about job and volunteer opportunities.
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The St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge will speak on the importance of the Refuge and it’s biodiversity. Attendees will learn about upcoming events and how they can become involved with the Refuge.
A part of the NEA Big Read – Leon County.
NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with
Vitreous Enamels brings together five master enamelists, Kristin Anderson, Chris Hierholzer, Carole Jayne, Mary Reynolds, and Kathy Wilcox, each of whom has devoted 20-30 years to enameling and who specialize in a particular technique and have a unique style. Kristin Anderson plays with the duality of durable and fragile. Her work focuses on light and how it interacts with enamel. Chris Hierholzer creates beautiful enamel jewelry reminiscent of the Byzantine period. Carole Jayne works with the ancient cloisonne technique to make mixed media works. Mary Reynolds explores color and pattern and makes small jewelry/painting pieces. Kathleen Wilcox’s love of nature comes through in her enamel pieces.
The iconic 20th century shooting plantation poised in Thomasville, Ga., Pebble Hill Plantation welcomes visitors to its newest art exhibition – A Cultural Legacy: Selected Works from the Parker B. Poe Collection – Nov. 22, 2019 until April 30, 2020. Located on the second floor of the Main House, the Elisabeth Ireland Poe Art Gallery features permanent works of Mrs. Poe’s collection, in addition to an impressive rotation of special exhibits. Both Mrs. Poe and her husband, Parker Barrington, shared an appreciation for art depicting the culture and lifestyle of South Georgia, but Parker B. Poe’s style was very different from the more traditional nature, sport and dogs featured in Mrs. Poe’s collection. On loan from The Thomasville Center for the Arts (where Mr. Poe bequeathed his collection upon his death in 1991), this engaging exhibit features an eclectic look into many different art forms and design. From the Parisian Toulouse-Lautrec prints to an 18th century Chinese Lotus bowl from Greta Garbo’s estate, the collection showcases highlights from more than 700 pieces of fine and decorative art Mr. Poe amassed in his lifetime. For more information about the plantation and upcoming special events, visit pebblehill.com.
Cirque Italia’s 1st Water Circus is HERE, combining Circus Arts with Technology and an amazing Water Stage with 35K gallons of water. You don’t want to miss this year’s production! And it’ll only be here for one weekend!
Dates and Times:
February 27 – Thursday: 7:30pm
February 28 – Friday: 7:30pm
February 29 – Saturday: 1:30pm, 4:30pm, & 7:30pm
March 1 – Sunday: 1:30pm & 4:30pm
Cost and Purchase Info:
For more information, visit www.cirqueitalia.com and make sure to check all our social media accounts. Tickets can be purchased now starting at $10.00-$50.00 depending on availability. Cirque Italia offers one free child admission with every full priced paying adult ticket in levels 2 or 3 USE PROMO CODE: BLOG2020. This offer cannot be combined with any other offers, discounts, or deals. Please call 941-704-8572 to get the promo code for your location.
Box office hours:
The box office opens on-site on Tuesday, the week of the show.
Non-show days: 10am – 6pm
On show days: 10am – 9pm
You may also purchase tickets through our website (cirqueitalia.com/tickets) or by phone: (941) 704-8572. We also respond to text messages.
The Florida A&M University Foster Tanner Fine Arts Gallery is pleased to present Voices of FAMU Art Program:A Collection of Six Decades of Art from February 27 to April 4, 2020. This exhibition will feature works of art by FAMU Fine Arts alumni spanning the decades of 1960 until the present. FAMU Fine Arts alumnus (class of 1990) and Associate Professor of Art, Harris Wiltsher curated this exhibition as an accompanying event for the celebration of the College of Social Sciences Arts and Humanities Reunion taking place the weekend of April 3- 5 this semester. Wiltsher affirmed, “It is important to me as a FAMU graduate to highlight all of the artists that have matriculated through the FAMU Fine Arts program and the importance of arts to the university, community, and our culture.” The Foster Tanner Fine Arts Gallery’s hours are Monday-Friday 10 a.m to 5 p.m. and Saturday 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. There is metered parking on Wahnish Way between Osceola and Gamble St. This exhibition and the opening reception is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Foster-Tanner Fine Arts Gallery
at 850- 599-8755.
On view: February 27 – April 4, 2020
Opening reception: Thursday, February 27, 5:30 – 8:00 pm
Join the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, Florida Panhandle Chapter on Thursday, February 27 from 5:30-6:30pm at the Leon County Public Library North Branch (5513 Thomasville Rd) to find out how you can raise awareness, spread hope, and save lives. Because no one has to be alone.
If you’re someone who has been affected by suicide — whether you’ve lost a loved one, struggle personally, or just want to educate yourself to keep your community safe — there are many ways you can get involved.
Please RSVP to Sarah Clark at firstname.lastname@example.org
Stay after the Volunteer Orientation for a presentation of Talk Saves Lives: Firearms from 6:30-7:30pm
Learn more about our Chapter at AFSP.org/Panhandle
Join the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, Florida Panhandle Chapter on Thursday, February 27 from 6:30-7:30pm at the Leon County Public Library North Branch (5513 Thomasville Rd) for Talk Saves Lives: A Brief Introduction to Firearms and Suicide Prevention.
Suicide can be prevented. This presentation will cover what we know about this leading cause of death, the most up-to-date research on prevention, and what we can all do to fight suicide.
Participants will learn the common risk factors for suicide, how to spot the warning signs in others, and how to keep ourselves, our loved ones and those in our community safe.
The public is also invited to join us for a Volunteer Orientation in the same location before the TSL presentation from 5:30-6:30pm.
Please RSVP to Sarah Clark at email@example.com
Learn more about our Chapter at AFSP.org/Panhandle
Are you interested in uplifting the African American community? Join Paula DeBoles-Johnson, Nicole Everette, Rudolph Ferguson, Sr. and Christic Henry in an inspiring evening of dialogue about community engagement. This panel will empower attendees to go out into the community and make a positive difference.
Please join us for this important call to action on Friday, February 28th at 6:30 PM at the LeRoy Collins Leon County Main Library.
LWVT Centennial Birthday Celebration!
Commemorate the Centennial of the League of Women Voters as we reflect on our history, showcase our role as leaders in democracy, and set the stage for vibrant growth over the next century.
Join us for a sparkling evening atop Florida’s Capitol building, with drinks (wine and beer), food, conversation, and an inspiring program. Dress is cocktail or vintage suffragist/feminist attire.
Friday, February 28, 2020
22nd Floor (Plaza Entrance facing Old Capitol)
400 South Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399
6:30 PM – 9:00 PM EST
Complimentary shuttle service available from Kleman Plaza Parking Garage 6-9 pm
Purchase Tickets: Eventbrite.com
More at: LWVTallahassee.org @LWVTallahassee on Facebook and Twitter @LWVTLH on Instagram
Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys
Mark your calendars to experience the Grammy-winning R&B group perform some of their top hits like “End of the Road” and “Motownphilly” to new releases off their 2017 Doo-Wop album, Under the Streetlight.
Overland tour follows the amazing underground journey of water from Tallahassee through the longest and deepest cave system in the world to Wakulla Springs. Join Jim Stevenson, Florida springs expert on this fascinating behind the scenes guided tour through the scenic springshed of Wakulla Springs with 7 different stops of interest including lakes, sinkholes and areas not accessible to the public. See the actual spot where surface water “disappears” underground…. A journey that everyone who lives in our beautiful Big Bend region should experience! Car caravan tour departs from Cascades Park and ends at Wakulla Springs State Park. $18 per person, $10 students. Tour proceeds benefit Friends of Wakulla Springs State Park. For more information, call 850-926-3376 or go to https://www.palmettoexpeditions.com.
In a revolutionary act of self care, black women & girls all over the country gather on Saturdays to celebrate ourselves and participate in a transformative Girltrek Tradition–SuperHero Saturday. After a full week of working, toiling, & caring for others – – we women of “super power” lace up our walking shoes, put on our Girltrek Superhero bright blue gear, and join forces to be about the business of “Self Care”. If you have not joined the Girltrek Movement, please log onto Girltrek.org and click “Join”. This notifies our national office that a new Superhero Sister is joining forces with other black women across the nation to participate in the ‘revolutionary act of self care’ through walking!
We meet in the parking lot directly across the street from the Florida Department of Transportation at Cascades Park. Located in the heart of downtown, Cascades Park offers a variety of outdoor and recreational amenities, including a state-of-the-art amphitheater, interactive water fountain, children’s play area, Smokey Hollow Commemoration and miles of multi-use trails. The trail is paved. We look forward to seeing you!
Recommended for grades K-5; ages 6 & under require a paid accompanying adult
Look forward to our return to the Moon in our new Moon Explorers mission highlighting NASA’s 2024 Artemis Program. During the mission, students will blast off to the moon and conduct hands-on science experiments in the spacecraft simulator.
Grab dinner at El Cocinero if you’re in the mood for some decadent tacos. With options like Huevo Ranchero Tortas and Grouper Ceviche, you and your significant other will love trading bites.
While love should be celebrated every day, Valentine’s Day only comes around once a year. Whether you want to celebrate with your significant other, children, coworkers or closest friends, below are some ideas to keep you entertained on this year’s day to celebrate love.
As Tallahassee temperatures begin to drop, now is the perfect time to get out of the house and explore what this lovely town of ours has to offer. However, where does one begin? From food to fine arts to facilities, there is always something new to explore. In this blog, we will focus on the […]
Despite the sweltering heat that may follow us into next month, the autumn season is fast approaching. In Tallahassee, there are dozens of ways to celebrate the fall with fairs, fests, football, friends and family fun. From costume contests to haunted trails, these memorable fall activities will keep you busy until the winter holidays. Print […]