Tallahassee Area Mensa
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Tallahassee Area Mensa a local chapter of the High IQ Society, American Mensa. The Tallahassee
area serves Florida from the Apalachicola River east through Taylor County including part of
Madison County and even a bit of Dixie County. Our area is also the only area in all of Florida,
Region 10 of American Mensa, to include a portion of Georgia. For a full view of the area we
cover, visit our map.
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Robin's Roost - rest your feathers!
Welcome to May! April managed to bring us multiple seasons within the single month, I can't
wait to see what May will bring! One thing I can tell you for sure that it will bring is the
anticipation of starting a new movie series! The attendees of the Bond Double Feature decided we
wanted the fun to continue. We are taking May off as a hiatus to enjoy Mother's Day and Memorial
Day, and other family-centric things. So beginning in June we will gather once a month to enjoy
popcorn and a movie and great laughs together, but since James Bond has run its course we will be
embarking on a new adventure - J.R.R. Tolkien's adventures beginning with The Hobbit. Yes, the
movies were released in a different order with The Hobbit coming out after the Lord of the Rings,
but we will watch them in chronological order based on the stories themselves, so we will begin
with The Hobbit - which means we'll get to see the actors get YOUNGER when we reach the second set
of films. We will not be doing a double feature as the movies themselves are quite long, and some
of the special features may be worth watching along with the movie. So we will do one film each
month beginning with The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey from 2012 in June. Watch the calendar for
We also have a new group-sponsored event coming up in June! Historically we have gone out for
dinner and a movie at The Challenger, this time we are breaking out of the inside confines and
getting out into nature! On Saturday, June 10 we will meet at Wakulla Springs and the group will
cover the cost for the member and a guest to enjoy the boat ride up and down the river followed
by a sweet treat from the old time soda fountain inside the lodge - ice cream, a snack, whatever
tickles your tastebuds. The cost of entry to the park itself will be paid by the member (the cost
varies with both the number of people in the vehicle and the mode of transport - $6 per car with
2-8 people inside; $4 single occupant vehicle; $2 for pedestrians, bikes, etc. Feel free to
arrange for carpooling to get the best deal on the entrance fee. If you wish to come early and
enjoy lunch at the restaurant in the Lodge, the food is excellent! We will gather at 1:00 and
head down to the dock for the boat ride and after the boat ride we'll hit the soda fountain. You
are welcome to bring as many people as you wish, but as we have always done, the group will cover
the boat ride and soda fountain for all members and up to one guest of each member. Wakulla Springs
is one of our local natural wonders and it is always an amazing place to visit. The manatees will
likely be gone by June, but there will be plenty of other wildlife to see and enjoy. If you do
plan to attend, please let me know, RSVP's are not required, but are encouraged so we can get a
rough idea of the number of people to expect. It should be a great event and I really hope you can
all come out and enjoy it with us!
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