Ernest Toole Sings Stories of Old Florida
Ernest Toole is certainly an artist steeped in the traditions of the songs he has written. He expands on the colorful history of the Big Bend. Catch up on the mystery of the Wakulla Volcano, the art of the Highwaymen, or the significance of the Battle of Natural Bridge.
He'll be telling his musical tales in the lobby of the Wakulla Springs Lodge from 12:00pm - 1:00pm.
Aspiring Artists Awards
Talented young artists from throughout Wakulla County have submitted their best efforts under the theme of Wakulla's Wildlife Wonders. Come and meet the best of the best and recognize their accomplishments in the Lobby of the Wakulla Springs Lodge from 1:00pm -1:30pm.
Wakulla Waters: A Liquid Investigation
A team of teachers from Riversink Elementary School (known as the Riversink Otters) was one of seven schools nationwide chosen to participate in this round of the NASA Teaching from Space's MicroGravity eXperience (Micro X) program. Join them along with some of their students in the Lobby of the Wakulla Springs Lodge from 1:30pm - 2:00pm as they explain and demonstrate some of the experiments to be conducted in a near weightless environment at the Johnson Space Center in July. Their experiments will showcase the varying waters of Wakulla County including water from Wakulla Spring. Lend your support as this team of educational leaders makes its community outreach debut.
The Hot Pepper Steppers
The Hot Pepper Steppers have been performing Mountain-style Appalachian clogging since their inception in 1988. Their group includes Mary Allgire, Chris Bittle, Marc Weininger, Vicki Morrison, Tom Greene, and Norma Skaggs. An American step dance, Appalachian Clogging finds its origins in an amalgamation of Irish and English clog dancing.
Traditionally this type of dancing was done to old time fiddle music and originated in the Appalachian region of the United States. You can watch as the Hot Pepper Steppers 'step up' the entertainment for the day by demonstrating their mountain-style Appalachian Step Dancing. The rousing music of their band, Rockertoe (Jon Copps, Dennis Dunn and Michael Callan), may make you feel inclined to join them in their traditional green grass performance with a few fancy foot steps of your own. Although the majority of their repertoire consists of "Old Time" fiddle tunes, they can be persuaded to perform Swing, Blues, Latin, Cajun, and even some original tunes by Dennis or Jon.
Make it a point to enjoy the music and high-steppin' fun in the Wakulla Springs Lodge from 2:00-4:00pm on Saturday, April 20, 2013.
Carlos and Carlos
2013 marks the 500th year since Ponce de Leon discovered the flowering shores of what he called la Florida. The acoustic guitar duo of Carlos and Carlos (Carlos Odria and Carlos Silva) exudes the passion of traditional and contemporary Latin American musical style. Their proficient technical ability and musicological knowledge enables them to skillfully blend other historically intersecting musical traditions into their repertoire. In so doing, the listener is bathed in the vast diversity of Latin American music and culture. The must-hear duo promises to draw in the listener and hold each captive to their scintillating tunes. To learn more about the duo and sample their music please visit http://www.reverbnation.com/carlosandcarlos.
Stop by the lobby of the Lodge between 4:00pm and 6:00pm to revel in this salute to Viva la Florida 500!
12:00pm - 1:00pm Ernest Toole Sings Stories of Old Florida
1:00pm - 1:30pm Aspiring Artist Awards
1:30pm - 2:00pm Wakulla Waters: A Liquid Investigation
2:00pm - 4:00pm The Hot Pepper Steppers and Rockertoe
4:00pm - 6:00pm Carlos and Carlos Celebrate Viva la Florida 500