Saturday, September 13, 2014



4th Annual Kids Fishing Day

WHEN:  SATURDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2014, 9am – 1pm

WHERE: FLORIDA WILDLIFE FEDERATION RIVER PRESERVE, State Road 12 and the Ocklockonee River in NW Leon County

WHO: Up to 100 area youth and parents/guardians. If you are age 15 or under, you do not need a fishing license. If you are 16 or older, and will be fishing, you will need a Florida freshwater fishing license – go to to purchase a license online, or call (850) 488-4676 for more information.  

COST:  Absolutely free. We will provide rods and reels and limited bait. You bring lunch, drinks, bug spray and extra bait (worms or crickets recommended).

Directions: Go north on Meridian Rd. Approximately 7 miles north of Bannerman Rd., turn LEFT onto Fairbanks Ferry Rd (State Road 12). Drive west to the river. We are at the River on the right. Watch for FWF signs!          

The FLORIDA WILDLIFE FEDERATION wants to get kids into nature and have a good time doing it!

PLEASE CALL Preston Robertson at the FEDERATION at (850) 656-7113 for more information or 294-5036 for directions if you get lost.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Homeschool String Orchestra

The homeschool string orchestra is now meeting on Wednesdays between 12:00 and 2:00.  Email Jennifer Morgan ( for more information and the specific time your child would be practicing.  The price is $25/month for the first student and $50/month for two or more students in the family. 

Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra

From the website:

Pass The Baton

Generously sponsored by the Earl Bacon Agency, the Pass the Baton! Voucher Program makes it possible for school-age children + accompanying friend, sibling, or adult to attend a selection of the Masterworks concerts for just $10 each.
This program is open to any student grades K-12 in Leon County. Pass the Baton! vouchers may be redeemed starting two weeks before each of the following TSO Masterworks concerts: Opening Night: Power & Prowess (10/19/14), Elegance and Elation (1/10/15), Orient Express (3/7/15), and Three Titans (5/2/15). Tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. Please call our office at 850.224.0461 if you would like to use a Pass the Baton voucher. Tickets may be reserved in advance by calling to put your name on a reservation list; payment will be made at the Box office in the Will Call line the evening of the concert. Seating is based on availability but guaranteed to have all people in party seated together. Excludes Holiday Magic! performances.
Pass the Baton

Monday, September 8, 2014

Mom to Mom

Mom to Mom is a Biblically based parenting program designed around the Titus 2:4 concept of older women teaching and encouraging younger women in their relationships with their families. It includes quality instruction in parenting, small group discussion, and the interaction of more experienced mothers with younger moms.
Mom to Mom is facilitated by a homeschooling mother of a preteen, teen, and young adult, and is designed for all moms:  working and stay at home, married and single, young and old.  This group is open to the Tallahassee community, but will meet at St. Peter’s Anglican Church on Monday evenings from 6:30 to 8:30 beginning September 22, 2014.  Childcare is available if reserved in advance.  Please RSVP to Tracey Hess, Director of Children’s Ministries at

John Gorrie Museum

When in Apalachicola, visit the John Gorrie Museum.  Make sure to watch the video while you are there. 

John Gorrie invented air conditioning and thus made Florida reasonably habitable.  His statue represents Florida in the United States Capitol Building.


The cost is two dollars per person, but visitors can also visit the Orman House and St. George Island State Park for free the same day.  Don't forget to get your state passport stamp.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Constitutional Convention Museum

Visit the Constitutional Convention Museum State Park in Port St. Joe.  The cost is two dollars per person.

From the website:
The original settlement in St. Joseph lasted only nine years, but was a boomtown when it was founded in 1835 and competed with Apalachicola as a Gulf Coast trading port. During its short life, the city was selected over Tallahassee to host Florida's first State Constitution Convention. The museum, which sits on a portion of the park's 12 acres, commemorates the work of the 56 territorial delegates who drafted Florida's first constitution in 1838. Following four more constitution conventions, Florida was finally admitted to the Union in 1845 as the 27th state. Visitors can take a self-guided tour through displays and exhibits of the era. A replicated convention hall takes visitors into the debate of delegates Robert Raymond Reid, William P. Duvall, David Y. Levy and Thomas L Baltzell. These life-size, audio-animated mannequins bring a realistic demonstration of the debate and process of drafting a state constitution.

Don't forget to get your Florida state passport stamp.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Orman House

When in Apalachicola, visit the antebellum Orman House.

The cost is two dollars per person, but visitors can also visit the John Gorrie Museum and St. George Island State Park for free the same day.  Don't forget to get your state passport stamp.