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!

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Classical Conversations Information Meeting

Caroline Silver, director of Classical Conversations East, is holding an Information Meeting on Thursday, Feb. 19th from 6-8 pm at Renaissance Church for any and all interested families.  This would be a great opportunity to speak with Caroline, and for your friends to learn more about Classical Conversations, before enrollment for new families begins on March 1st.

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Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Leah Tucker

On Tuesday, a local homeschooling mother, Leah Tucker, died a few days after giving birth to her third child.  Leah will be missed by many in our community.


A fund has been set up for the family and to honor the memory of Leah.

Please pass this on.


Free Showing of "D-Day: Normandy 1944" in IMAX 3D

Thursday, February 12 at 4:00pm
Challenger Learning Center IMAX Theatre 


In conjunction with their Writer's Weekend, FSU's Institute on World War II and the Human Experience will present a free screening of "D:Day Normandy 1944" in IMAX 3D on Thursday, February 12 at 4:00pm. Tickets are FREE and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 10:00am on the day of the screening. Tickets may be picked up in person at the Challenger Learning Center of Tallahassee box office, accessible off of Kleman Plaza (200 S. Duval St.)

This is an exclusive opportunity to see the film before it makes its official premiere on Friday, June 5, 2015 at the Challenger Learning Center of Tallahassee!

Opening Nights Performing Arts






International Touring Organ Lecture/Demonstration

Wednesday, February 11 | 2PM - 3PM
Ruby Diamond Concert Hall
Cameron Carpenter will be conducting a free lecture/demonstration about the International Touring Organ on Wednesday, February 11th at 2:00PM on the Ruby Diamond Concert Hall stage. Please enter via the Ruby Diamond Concert Hall lobby for this great event. No RSVP necessary.


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The Editorial Cartoons of Bill Mauldin & WWII Propaganda Posters & Flags

Opening Reception: Friday, Feb. 13
6:00PM - 8:00PM
Exhibition Dates
Feb. 13 - Mar. 29
FSU Museum of Fine Art
The FSU Museum of Fine Arts presents two exhibitions this February through March. The exhibition from the WWII Institute will focus on the individual with photographs from the series “Witness to War.” The second comes from the collection of Dr. Patrick M. Rowe. For a number of years, Rowe has researched the satirical work of Bill Mauldin, the GI’s most sympathetic friend, compiling a collection of paintings, drawings and prints by the Pulitzer Prize-winning artist.




Saturday, February 14 | 10AM - 2PM
Tallahassee Museum
Join us on Valentine’s Day for "Saturday Matinee of the Arts: For the Love of the Arts" presented by the Tallahassee Museum and FSU Opening Nights. Matinee of the Arts features a rich lineup of visual and performing arts, including live music on the outdoor stage and in the museum’s historic buildings. The day’s dance performances typically range from ballet to flamenco, while artists and artisans from fine painters and potters to jewelry makers display their work in picturesque settings throughout the museum’s grounds. This year’s Valentine’s Day themed event may include love-themed crafts, historic information about the holiday, and even some sweet treats!