Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Christian Liberty

Shared by Laura...
There is a Christian distance learning program that is very budget friendly. Without that program, I would be too overwhelmed to properly home-school my child.

The organization is call Christian Liberty. I take part in their CLASS program. The CLASS program is a distance learning program for families that want to home school their children.

Their website is

They do their best to keep the prices down for their programs and resources. They offer two plans: The CLASS Program and the Family Plan Program.


Thursday, March 5, 2015

Wildlife Capitol Event

We’re excited to announce our upcoming “Creating the Next Generation That Cares” youth event being held at the Capitol on April 22, 2015. Please join us for this hands-on experience that spotlights our diverse fish and wildlife resources and the conservation efforts underway by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. We enjoyed seeing many of you last year and are looking forward to another great event!     
Robin Stetler
Government Operations Consultant
Florida Youth Conservation Centers Network
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
2574 Seagate Dr. Suite 100
Tallahassee, Florida 32301
D.L. 850-922-6609

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Free Planetarium Show

"March Skies Over Tallahassee"

Saturday, March 7 @ 10:00am


Come downtown to the Challenger Learning Center Digital Dome Theatre and Planetarium and enjoy a free planetarium show on March 7 at 10:00 a.m. "March Skies Over Tallahassee" is created and presented by the Tallahassee Astronomical Society and coordinated with the monthly Tallahassee Democrat "Sky Guy" column. The March sky over Tallahassee will be reviewed including prominent constellations, stars and planet positions.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

St. Peter's Fine Arts Camp

From Debbie:

We have added the elective option of drama for 2nd-6th graders and I'm also excited to let you know that we have added a 4th track for the upper middle school students (entering 7th/8th)!  Their track will consist of the following classes: Studio Art 3D, Theater Ensemble and Vocal Workshop.  



Thursday, February 26, 2015

Free Concert




Master Class with FSU Irish Ensemble

Monday, March 2nd | 1:30PM - 3PM
Opperman Music Hall

Traditional Irish ensemble Danú will be conducting a master class with the Florida State University Irish Ensemble, directed by Lynnsey Weissenberger, on Monday, March 2nd at 1:30PM in Opperman Music Hall. Please enter via the Opperman Music Hall lobby for this free event. No RSVP necessary, but give yourself ample time to find parking on and off campus as classes are in session.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Dance Benefit for Dima Brazhko

Please consider attending this dance to help raise legal funds for a wonderful young man seeking asylum in the United States.  Dima is an orphan from the Ukraine who was brought here to undergo cancer treatments after his leg was amputated in his own country and no further care was available.  His war torn country is no longer home to him, and God has given him a new family here in the United States.  Because he is on a medical visa (which was just extended, praise God!) he can not work while he applies for asylum, and so fundraising is an important part of this process for him.
Please come for a wonderful evening of fellowship, fun and opportunity for social education  ;) - it is a drive, but I can promise you'll feel like it was well worth it!
at 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Next Week

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You are cordially invited to a night of English Country Dancing and family fellowship to take place on March 5th, 2015. Throughout the evening you will receive dancing instruction from our beloved friends, Joshua and Claire Sheats, be privileged to hear details of Dima’s journey from Ukraine to America, and enjoy the company of good friends (so please be sure to invite them).

Admission: $25 cap per family or $6 per person. All proceeds will be allocated to assist Dima as he applies for Asylum. Dima will be baking some of his favorite Ukraine treats. If you would like, please bring a tray of your favorite finger food to share as well.

Formal attire is encouraged, but not mandatory. We look forward to sharing this special evening with you and your family.

Please R.S.V.P by March 1, 2015 at the following link:

I will not leave you as orphans, I will come to you. John 14:18

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Mag Lab Open House

From the website:

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Where can you chat with a Disney Imagineer, sample Einstein’s ice cream, launch a potato and shatter a cryogenically frozen rose?
At the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, of course, during its 20th Open House. Come join the celebration on Saturday, Feb. 21, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., 1800 East Paul Dirac Drive, in Innovation Park near Florida State University. The event is free, but please bring a canned good to donate to the Second Harvest of the Big Bend. Parking is free, too, and available around the lab and throughout Innovation Park, where other science labs are also hosting Open Houses during the same time.
This year's MagLab Open House may just be the best one yet — and that's saying a lot. The lab's first such celebration was filled with fanfare and featured a host of political dignitaries, such as then- Vice President Al Gore and U.S. Senator Bob Graham (also a former Florida governor). You can watch a clip of that first Open House on the MagLab's new-and-improved website.
Like the lab, Open House has grown substantially in the two decades since its inception. The first annual Open House began, not surprisingly, with only a handful of demonstrations and exhibits. This year, the lab will have more than 75 demonstrations going on simultaneously. When you arrive, grab a free map that shows what’s happening and where, then pick and choose which demonstrations to see. If you work up an appetite, head for the food trucks and hotdog, hamburger and veggie burger grill set up in the Magnet Lab’s front parking lot.
WHEN: Feb. 21, 2015, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
WHERE: MagLab, 1800 East Paul Dirac Drive, in Innovation Park
COST: Free, but please bring a canned good to donate
Visitors can also try out several hands-on science exhibits that were just recently conceived and built by Florida State University students. These prototypes are the result of a first-of-its-kind collaboration between the MagLab and FSU's Department of Interior Design. The joint venture culminated in the construction of six exhibits, several of which visitors are invited to try out. They include:
  • An electric guitar that you can play, with sound-activated lights that explain aspects of electric currents and magnetic fields. (The guitar display was inspired by an animation available on our site.
  • Jars of black, goo-like ferrofluid (liquids that become magnetized in the presence of a magnetic field) that you can manipulate to create temporary sculptures. This exhibit demonstrates a magnet's effect on materials.
  • Mini wind tunnels that uses air as a metaphor to demonstrate magnetic field strength.
On hand to answer questions about the student-made models will be an expert exhibit designer from Disney, Mk Haley. She's also one of the teachers who worked with the students, teaching them the ins-and-outs of crafting hands-on, museum-style exhibits. If you'd like to talk with students who worked on the prototypes, several with be available.
All of the lab's most popular demonstrations will be back, too. You'll have the chance to experience the power of a magnetic field by watching a quarter squeezed into the size of a dime literally in the blink of an eye. You can also make a comet; launch a giant smoke ring; calculate the speed of a potato shot from a potato cannon; See 3D printers in action and ask questions; watch items levitate and much, much more.
You can easily visit our neighbors' Open Houses, too. A quick stroll from the MagLab, at 2000 Levy Ave., two science hubs — the Center for Advanced Power Systems and the Center for Ocean-Atmospheric Prediction Studies — will welcome visitors from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. You will be able to build a mini-motor and a mini-magnet, explore the power of wind and much more.
Across the street — at 2003 Levy Ave. — there will be lots going on at the Florida Center for Advanced Aero-Propulsion which houses several giant, powerful wind tunnels.
Come explore with us at Open House!