At GamerZ Paradise, kids and families mingle and make friends over friendly matches in the latest PlayStation 3, XBox Live, and Wii games, with over 150 games to choose from. Guests can settle into sofas in front of consoles and flat screens, or play real-live games of ping-pong and foosball.
Equistarre Horsemanship’s head instructor, Analese, doles out lessons on the fundamentals of horseback riding from atop a galloping lectern as she leads students across 15 acres of rustic green pastures. After a childhood spent among steeds at her family's boarding facility, Analese continued to indulge her lifelong passion for horses as a trainer, rider, and competition judge before earning a degree in equine science from the University of Florida. She brings her wealth of knowledge to Equistarre Horsemanship, where she introduces students to her stable of personable horses before accompanying them on rides across the ranch’s scenic landscape. During lessons and trail rides, students practice basic techniques and learn to read subtle horse signals, such as "May I have a carrot?" and "That's not a radio dial." When not leading rides out into the meadows, Analese cares for horses in a boarding area that features nine stalls, two storage areas, and a large bay for grooming.
Automatic scoring systems track players' scores as they launch bowling balls down the Capital Lanes' 40 polished alleys. Lasers and black lights illuminate the play area on cosmic-bowling nights, and families share hot snacks from the full-service bar and grill during league play, but bowling isn't the only attraction at the center. Teams battle one another for arena domination in the laser-tag maze, and?a short walk away?the game room recognizes players ability to wield a joystick and to find change in seat cushions.
While bent over dirt, excavating artifacts as an archaeologist for the state of Florida, Sarah MacKusick dreamed of flying over the terrain atop one of her beloved horses. After two years, her opportunity finally came. It was then that she was able to lease a nearby property and open her own facility, which she named Iron Star Equestrian. Now located on the spacious 72-acre Gray Lily Farm, Iron Star offers lessons to casual riders and competition-focused equestrians alike. Leasing options are also available for those looking to train with the same horse, and boarding services give steeds a home away from their owner’s home.
At Tallahassee Italian Family Festa, held each year since 2010, Italian and Italian-American culture is celebrated in all of its forms. Bocce tournaments, a Madonnari sidewalk-chalk art competition, and a silent auction are just a few attractions, and spectators can fuel up with gelato, meatball sandwiches, and Italian beer and wine. Italian cars and motorcycles gleam in an exhibition, showing off their sleek surfaces and revving their motors with an Italian trill. There's also a children's area where kids can participate in face painting, a grape stomp, and other activities.
Proceeds from the festival benefit Florida State University's international travel programs and CIAO! Italian Club Tallahassee.