Sunday, April 13, 2014

Free Educational Event

From Courtney:
The Florida Department of Transportation is launching its anti-litter campaign with an interactive, educational event for the whole family. There will be games, entertainment and educational exhibits to raise awareness about the problem of littering in Florida.  


It will be April 25 10:30 am-11:30 am in the Florida Capitol Courtyard. The event is free. 


We wanted to reach out and let homeschooling parents know about this opportunity.


Please let me know if you have any questions.


Thank you!

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Enjoy and Defend Life Day

From Lisa:

There is an opportunity to bring your family and come to Tallahassee on April 9th.  This allows us to meet together with special appointments with our senators and representatives right here in FL for a significant mission.  In addition, there is also opportunity to sit in on senate sessions taking place.  This is a good hands-on Civics study and sharing opportunity.  It allows us to learn from and meet our senators and legislators but also educate on the importance of defending life at the same time.   For more information, please see:   or contact Kitti Hataway at the contact below.  One-on-one appointments with legislators will take place from 1:00 to 4:30 pm.  You are free to come and stay as long as you'd like.  You don't have to come and speak yourself unless you would like to share.  You are welcome to just come and show support and be a presence with others if you prefer. 


Don't Miss Personhood FL's Enjoy & Defend Life Day!

Personhood Florida Enjoy and Defend Life
DaysDon't miss Personhood Florida's Enjoy and Defend Life Day, April 9 in Tallahassee. Participants will educate our state senators and representatives on the importance of defending all innocent human life and encourage them to enjoy and defend life. This phrase comes directly from our constitution which reads: "all natural persons ... have inalienable rights, among which are the right to enjoy and defend life..."

Will you join us for Enjoy and Defend Life Day? Please register to participate today!

Join us as we "Enjoy and Defend Life" and make our voices heard! Please donate to help Personhood FL in this vital outreach. If you cannot attend but would like to participate by supporting us through your prayers, you are deeply appreciated and needed too! Thank you and may God richly bless you!

For Life,

Pastor Bryan Longworth

If you have any questions, please contact Kitti Hataway, Personhood Florida Development Director (850) 217-8950.

Friday, March 14, 2014

Essay and Art Contest


Giving Children a Voice
2014 Holocaust Essay & Art Contests
On this 75th anniversary of Kristallnacht, considered to be the beginning of the Holocaust,
address the significant causes and effects of this event and why is it important for us to

Eligibility: Grades 4-12
Florida Counties: Leon, Franklin, Wakulla, Taylor, Gadsden, Jefferson and Madison

Deadline for submissions is March 28, 2014

Student essays must be uploaded to the Essay Contest Page on

Student art must be dropped off at LeMoyne Center for Visual Arts
125 N. Gadsden St.
Tallahassee, FL 32301
(850) 222-8800
For more information contact:

Essay: Robyn Rachin at (850) 559-3223 or
Art: Jennifer Infinger (850) 222-7622 or
Barbara Goldstein at (850) 443-9649 or
Rita Blank at (850) 386-8575 or

For specific contest rules, go to

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Tea Party

Revised Flyer! 
Things to DO with Alice #12:  DRESS UP like an Alice & Wonderland character and/or have your Face painted by @[54627674724:274:FairyDust Faces; Face Painting and Body Art for all Occasions] .....Lots of FUN Photo Opportunities with @[267873509900313:274:Rewski Photography]! 
Bring a hat or be a Hatter and Make one there! Collect decorations around the Square to decorate your hat, then enter our Parade of Hats at 3:30pm... at @[315194665056:274:Tasty Eats Beer Garden]!

Follow the Cheshire Cat around the Square for more FUN at these Participating Shops & Businesses...@[41799727743:274:The OTHER SIDE Vintage], @[204359615250:274:Athena's Garden], @[268867606529395:274:Wonsaponatime Vintage], @[185346774837280:274:Cosmic Cat Comics], @[230452001720:274:Really Knit Stuff], @[136931542985331:274:The Sharing Tree], @[415479755205244:274:Tiniest Empire Cupcakes], @[386560641408499:274:MAYhem Sweets & Treats, by Andi May] and more

Kids' Free Day

THIS Saturday, March 15

Featuring "Born to Be Wild 3D"


10:30am: Chemistry Magic Show presented by Alpha Chi Sigma (FSU Chemistry Fraternity)  


11:00am: Children 12 and younger, accompanied by an adult, receive free admission to popular IMAX film, "Born to Be Wild 3D." "Born to be Wild 3D" is an inspiring story of love, dedication and the remarkable bond between humans and animals. This film documents orphaned orangutans and elephants and the extraordinary people who rescue and raise them-saving endangered species one life at a time. "Born to Be Wild 3D" is rated G and approved for all audiences.


11:45am: Film-related activity sheets will be available for kids to take home or complete at the CLC! Make your own elephant mask, wind through a rainforest-inspired maze, and more!

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Capitol Events

Click here for a list of events that will be occuring during session:

Free Open Rehearsals

Music lovers are invited to observe the dress rehearsal for a performance of the Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra in Ruby Diamond Concert Hall and watch our new conductor DARKO BUTORAC interact with the orchestra. When available, conductors and artists may speak with to attendees during the break or following the rehearsal.
We invite you to join us 30 minutes prior to the start of the rehearsal for refreshments in the lobby of Ruby Diamond Concert Hall.
2013-14 Season Open Rehearsal Dates and Times
  • Saturday, October 19, 2013, 10:00a-12:30pm
  • Saturday, January 18, 2014, 10:00a-12:30pm
  • Saturday, March 8, 2014, 10:00a-12:30pm
  • Friday, May 2, 2014, 12:00p-2:30pm
The Free Open Rehearsals are generously sponsored by: Florida Blue.

Open Rehearsals Kids' Table
We love kids!  We provide a special kids' table in the lobby of Ruby Diamond Concert Hall at most open rehearsals.  The table provides activities and crafts for children to help them learn about the orchestra and music.
Please note that an adult chaperone is required for every student under the age of 14. 
Because this is a working rehearsal for the TSO, parents of disruptive children will be politely asked to remove them from the concert hall.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Free Planetarium Show

"March Skies Over Tallahasee"

March 1, 2014 @ 10:00am  



Do you know why a day on Planet Earth lasts for 24 hours? You will learn that much and more at March's free planetarium show on March 1 at 10:00 a.m. "March Skies over Tallahassee" is created and presented by the Tallahassee Astronomical Society. The March sky over Tallahassee will be reviewed including prominent constellations, stars and planets in the March morning and evening sky. 

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Mag Lab Open House

Mag Lab

When: Feb. 22, Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: 1800 East Paul Dirac Drive, in Innovation Park
Cost: Free! (Please bring a canned good to donate.)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Want to see candy being made the same way as high-tech superconducting wire is — and then eat some of the tasty treat? Or don a helmet and a light and crawl through a simulated cave full of stalagmites? Or check out 3D printers? Or enjoy a scoop of “Einstein’s ice cream,” whipped up using a vat of smoldering liquid nitrogen?
You can do all that and more at the MagLab’s Open House on Saturday, Feb. 22, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. It’s Tallahassee’s biggest family science event of the year — and it’s free. But please bring a canned good to donate to the Second Harvest Food Bank of the Big Bend.

Watch liquid nitrogen freeze flowers

“This is a great, fun way to get kids of all ages interested in science,” said Greg Boebinger, the MagLab’s director. “We’ll have something of interest for everyone, and we’ll have some of the world’s best scientists here, volunteering their time, running demonstrations and answering people’s questions. It’s an incredible opportunity for families to come out and experience new things together.”
More than 80 demonstrations will be simultaneously underway at the MagLab during Open House. All you need to do is grab a lab program-map, peruse the list of demos and their locations, then go see and do what appeals to you most. You can launch a potato from a cannon and calculate its speed and distance; create a huge smoke ring; watch a giant magnet smash stuff; or see how fast you can run using a radar gun.
This year, you’ll have more demonstrations than ever to choose from — including visiting a giant wind tunnel — because three of the MagLab’s Levy Street neighbors are also holding open houses on the same day and time. They are the Center for Advanced Power Systems (CAPS), the High-Performance Materials Institute (HPMI) and the Aeropropulsion Mechatronics & Energy Center (AME). In all, you’ll have more than 100 science demonstrations, experiments, tours, displays and encounters to choose from during this mega Open House day.
For 19 years, the MagLab’s scientists and engineers have been dreaming up ways to playfully showcase their high-tech tools, materials and some of the scientific principles they use daily. For example, the lab annually uses about 2.3 million liters (609,000 gallons) of liquid nitrogen, a cryogenic substance that keeps experiments super cold. But during Open House, scientist Hans van Tol will instead use some of the lab’s liquid nitrogen to whip up batches of “Einstein’s ice cream.” Using the liquid nitrogen allows van Tol to make this creamy treat in minutes rather than hours.
In another area of the lab, you can launch a toroidal vortex. Or (in plain English) you can aim a huge smoke ring (which, as a giant circulating mass of air and smoke, is technically a toroidal vortex) at a candle, and see if you can blow it out. Or you might prefer to watch as a quarter is shrunk to the size of a dime. The shrinking quarter machine was created by MagLab staff, and it employs the power of magnetic forces to demonstrate a basic law of physics — Newton’s Third Law, which states that for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.
Down the street, at CAPS, you also have a chance to build a mini-motor and take it home with you, as well as learn about smart energy grids and the future of Navy ships. Across from CAPS, at HPMI, you can tour the labs. And at AME, check out the cool robots and don’t forget to see the wind tunnels.
You’re sure to get hungry during your stay, so head to the MagLab’s outdoor food-truck food court, in the parking lot of the lab’s front atrium entrance. There, you will find a giant outdoor grill where you can buy regular and vegetarian burgers and hot dogs, as well as four food trucks: Fired Up Pizza, M.E. Tasty Tacos, Street Chefs and Lucy & Leo’s Cupcakery.