Thursday, October 3:
Join us in the SunTrust Theater at 7:00 p.m. for a free showing of the Florida Wildlife Corridor film followed by a Q&A session with filmmaker Elam Stoltzfus. The Florida Wildlife Corridor project is a collaborative vision to connect remaining natural lands, waters, working farms, forest, and ranches from the Everglades to Georgia, protecting a functional ecological corridor for the health of people, wildlife, and watersheds. In 2012, Stoltzfus, conservation photographer Carlton Ward, Jr., bear biologist Joe Guthrie, and conservationist Mallory Lykes recorded their 100-day and 1000-mile journey from the Everglades National Park to the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge on the Georgia border. For more information, please visit these links: http://www.floridawildlifecorridor.org/ and the film trailer at http://vimeo.com/flwildlifecorridorfilm/review/63261532/9657517567.
Saturday, October 5:
Pet owners, animal lovers, and furry, feathered, or other friends are invited to the ninth annual Blessing of Animals. The event runs from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. and is free to attend. The event features individual pet blessings, activities for children, and animal organization exhibits. There will also be a dog agility demonstration at 11:30 a.m. in the plaza. A BBQ food truck will be available also. Children are invited to make wild animal masks to be used during a blessing of our woodland creatures. Mission San Luis is a pet-friendly site, so bring your companions and enjoy the beautiful park setting and living history programs. Visit our Flickr page for images of past Blessings: http://www.flickr.com/photos/37224609@N05/sets/72157622365914889/
After you have had your pet blessed and you have visited the animal support groups, join the North Florida Hispanic Association at the Hispanic Festival! It runs from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. at the St. Louis Church on Fred George and Old Bainbridge Road. For more information, visit http://www.tnfha.org/English/Festival.htm.
Saturday, October 12:
Flintlock and Range Safety Training: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. The Flintlock School at Mission San Luis is designed as a program to recruit and train interested individuals as living history volunteers. Participants will learn to safely load and fire an 18th-century flintlock, using a modified form of the 1728 Spanish Infantry Drill. The program also includes hands-on safety training and background information about daily military life in the Mission San Luis village. To register, visit http://www.missionsanluis.org/edPrograms/workshop.cfm.
Sunday, October 13:
Archaeological Site Tour: Join a San Luis Archaeologist on Second Sundays for a tour of Tallahassee’s only National Historic Landmark from an archaeological perspective. Learn how the site was excavated and what was discovered about the Apalachee and Spanish residents from the 17th Century. Tour begins in the Visitor Center, and runs from 11:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, October 19 and 20:
Cannon and Range Safety Training: The Cannon School at Mission San Luis is designed as a program to recruit and train interested individuals as living history volunteers. Participants will learn to safely load and fire an 18th-century cannon, using a modified form of the Spanish Field Artillery drill. The program also includes hands-on safety training and background information about 18th-century armies. To register for this two day workshop, please visit http://www.missionsanluis.org/edPrograms/workshop.cfm.