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NASA Giving Kennedy Space Center Visitors Up-Close Access to Launch Pad for the First Time
For the first time in the 50-year history of Kennedy Space Center, NASA on Friday will begin allowing public visitors to tour one of the launch pads from which the space shuttles and Apollo Saturn V moon rockets were launched.
The Launch Pad Tour will run through the end of 2012 with a limited number of daily tours. NASA and the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex previously opened two other behind-the-scenes tours scheduled to run through year’s end.
“Summer of Love” Food Drive to Benefit Emergency Food Pantry
Elder Care Services, Inc. (ECS) announces its community-wide Summer of Love food drive June 27-September 22 to support efforts to replenish its Emergency Food Pantryto eliminate hunger amongst elders in the Tallahassee area.
During the food drive, the community is encouraged to drop off non-perishable items such as canned goods - soup, meats and fruit, dry food, pasta, cereals, potatoes, rice, oatmeal, ensure, peanut butter and even personal care items at bins located at the ECS headquarters, ECS Elder Day Stay, as well as, other participating donation sites.
ECS’ Food Pantry is available to Leon County residents, 60 years of age or older, who have insufficient food items available to effectively meet their basic nutritional needs. The pantry items are disbursed without charge and based on availability to qualified individuals.
ECS constantly experiences needs for pantry item donations as a result of an unprecedented high demand for these necessary food items. Please “share the love” this summer with elders in need by donating desired items. All donations made to ECS’ pantry are tax deductible.
For more information regarding the Summer of Love Food Drive or to find a participating location, call (850) 921-5554 or visit www.ecsbigbend.org.
Volunteers Needed for Exciting Environmental Campaign
Email us today at firstname.lastname@example.org to volunteer at campaign headquarters.
Join one of the most important environmental campaigns in our lifetimes to help protect Florida’s cherished lands and waters by volunteering with Florida’s Water and Land Legacy campaign!
The legacy campaign needs volunteers to help us pass a constitutional amendment that aims to protect almost two million acres of undeveloped forests and wetlands, crystal clear springs, vibrant coastal areas and wildlife habitat.
If you’d like to be a part of this exciting campaign, contact us today at email@example.com - stop by our campaign headquarters in Tallahassee’s Midtown: 316 Williams Street, Tallahassee, FL 32303.
Big Bend Bird Club's 23rd Annual Exotic Bird Fair and Festival
August 25 - 26, 2012
N. Florida Fairgrounds
441 Paul Russell Road
(Enter from South Monroe Street)
Tallahassee, FL. 32301
Saturday August 25th, 9AM - 5PM
Sunday, August 26th, 10AM - 4PM
Grand Prize Drawing 4PM Sunday
General Admission $5.00
Children 10 and under FREE
Two day Admission $8.00
Contact Person: Jill de Bedout or Alice Connor
Message Line: (850) 841-BEAK (2325)
A fun-filled two day family-oriented event featuring exotic birds, cages, bird toys, special activities for children, educational demonstrations, performing parrots, great bargains, good food, prizes and more!
Don your lederhosen, practice your chicken dance and join the fun at this year’s Oktoberfest!
Elder Care Services is hosting its 14th annual Oktoberfest at Goodwood Musuem and Gardens on Friday, October 5, 2012. Oktoberfest features traditional German food & biergarten, beer tasting, entertainment and a Silent Auction sponsored by the Pilot Club of Tallahassee.
Oktoberfest will be held at the Carriage House at Goodwood Musuem and Gardens, from 6:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Tickets are $50.00 per person and all proceeds benefit Elder Care Services. Best known for Meals on Wheels, Elder Care Services has proudly served the community for over 39 years helping seniors with the basics like a bath, meals, clean clothes, transportation, or companionship.
So join us for a barrel of fun on Friday, October 5th. For more information or to purchase Oktoberfest tickets call Elder Care Services at 921-5554 or visit us online at www.ecsbigbend.org.
Tallahassee Big Dog Rescue Adoption Booth
The second and fourth Saturdays of the month 1pm-3pm at PetsmartVolunteers and foster homes for these pets are needed as well as donations for the rummage sale and Chilly Dog Silent Auction.All monetary donations are tax deductableFor more information and to see the pets available go to www.bigdogrescue.com or call 850-562-3200
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Learn about one of Florida's most influential figures at the Mildred and Claude Pepper Museum.
Located at 636 W Call St, the museum's exhibits feature the life and legacy of U.S. Senator Claude Pepper, including a 1938 model Studebaker campaign car, Pepper’s Presidential Medal of Freedom, recreations of Pepper’s childhood home and U.S. House and Senate offices. Admission is free, and the museum is open Monday-Friday from 9-5.
Take a tour of the John G Reilly house constructed in 1890, featuring local and state African American art and history through photographs, objects, and special exhibits. Tours are $2 for adults, $1 for children. Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon.-Thurs. Call 681-7881, or stop by the house at 419 E. Jefferson st.
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Computer Donations Needed for Computer Refurbishing and Technical Assistance Program
Going on NowLutheran Social Services of North Florida is looking for donations of Pentium 4 or greater desktops and laptops as well as usable parts and supplies. The program supplies computers to any not-for-profit human service agency or their income qualified clients. For additional information about making a tax-deductible donation please call 575-4309.