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Events and Activities for Alligator Point and Franklin County Florida


FSUML Workshop: Exploring Nature - May 21, 2016 through August 27, 2016

The Florida State University Coastal & Marine Lab will host a series of courses this summer entitled “Exploring Nature: Evening at the Edge of the Sea.” The courses, scheduled to begin Saturday, May 21, are designed to educate and inspire through a hands-on experience with the area’s shores and shallows.

This course is designed to educate and inspire you through a hands-on experience with the strange and wonderful sea life along our pristine shores and shallows. We begin with a brief, illustrated overview of the general ecology of this part of the Gulf of Mexico, spotlighting its more intriguing habitats and organisms. After a short, guided walking tour of the Lab, we will meet some of the local marine denizens in our seawater touch-tanks. From there, we don wading shoes and walk the exposed tidal sands where an array of fascinating creatures can be seen. The evening ends in the auditorium for some Q & A, visiting and refreshments.

Registration closes one week before the class, or until full. Price: $ 40 adult, $ 30 student.

The class schedule is as follows:

Sat. May 21
Fri. June 3
Sat. June 18
Sat. July 2
Sun. July 17
Sat. July 30
Wed. August 17
Sat. August 27

The summer course instructor is Dr. Heidi Geisz. Dr. Geisz, (FSUCML adjunct faculty) gravitated to the coast from Colorado 20 years ago. Although most of her experience is in the Antarctic marine ecosystem, studying at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science allowed her to explore the Chesapeake Bay and Atlantic Ocean coasts. Following a fellowship in the House Natural Resources Committee, her most recent interests include marine science policy and education.

13th Annual Kingfishing Tournament - August 6, 2016 through August 7, 2016

C-Quarters Marina, Carrabelle. This weekend event gives everyone an opportunity to enjoy themselves while advocating a wonderful cause that helps so many. All proceeds go to the Leukemia Research Foundation.

St. George Island Sizzler 5K Race & 1 Mile Fun Run - August 6, 2016

The St. George Island Sizzler 5K Race & One Mile Fun Run is an annual event sponsored by the Tate's Hell Track Club. All proceeds benefit the Franklin County Humane Society. 2016 will be our 19th year. After the race, enjoy a Post Race Party with fresh seafood & beverages at St. George Lighthouse Park with live music by Debi Jordan. On-site registration & packet pickup begins at 4:00pm at St. George Lighthouse Park. The One Mile Fun Run begins at 6:30pm and the 5K Race begins at 7:00pm. Post Race Party and awards at St. George Lighthouse Park at 7:30pm. Discounts for military personnel and school cross country teams.  For more info and pre-registration information visit:  www.stgeorgeislandsizzler.com   Phone: 850-509-2191 Email: info@stgeorgeislandsizzler.com

Turtle Friendly Lighting Sci-Café - August 11, 2016

Confused about sea turtle lighting options?  Want to help your clients avoid sea turtle hatchling disorientations? Come learn which lighting fixtures and bulbs are best for your home or business and hear about possible funding sources. Experts will be on hand to answer your questions and describe resources available to homeowners, builders, vacation rental owners/staff, and other interested people.  August 11, 2016 from 4:30-6:00pm.  Call (850) 670-7708 or Anita.Grove@dep.state.fl.us for information or to register, Location TBA on St George Island.

Barbershop Quartet Style Gospel Concert - August 14, 2016

Capital Chordsmen, featuring 25 man chorus and quartets. Concert 4-5:30pm in FUMC Sanctuary with Coffee Cake Social to follow 5:30-6pm in Fellowship Hall.

Full Moon Climb at the Cape St. George Lighthouse - August 18, 2016

Climb to the top of the lighthouse to see spectacular views of the sunset and full moon.  Light refreshments are served.  Admission charge.  Contact Gift Shop at 850-927-7745 for reservations.

Seagrass Exploration Class - August 19, 2016

The Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve will offer a Seagrass Ecology Class on Friday, August 19, from 12:00-4:00 pm. The class will feature an overview of the delicate seagrass ecosystem, basics of life in a seagrass bed, as well as the intricate ties between organisms, and the importance of conservation and protection efforts in our area. Be prepared to get wet! Participants will put their knowledge to the test in a guided snorkeling tour of the clear seagrass beds in St Joseph Bay. Class fee is $25 per person, registration is required, please visit gulfalliancetraining.com to register or call (850) 670-7743. Attendees must know how to swim and bring their own snorkeling gear.

Seagrass Exploration Class - September 9, 2016

The Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve will offer a Seagrass Ecology Class on Friday, September 9th, from 12:00-4:00 pm. The class will feature an overview of the delicate seagrass ecosystem, basics of life in a seagrass bed, as well as the intricate ties between organisms, and the importance of conservation and protection efforts in our area. Be prepared to get wet! Participants will put their knowledge to the test in a guided snorkeling tour of the crystal clear seagrass beds in St Joseph Bay. Class fee is $25 per person, registration is required, please visit gulfalliancetraining.com to register or call (850) 670-7743. Attendees must know how to swim and bring their own snorkeling gear.

Invasive Exotic Species ID and Control Workshop - September 15, 2016

Many exotic plants are invasive weeds that spread quickly. The rapid and effective dispersal characteristics of these invaders make them extremely difficult to eliminate or manage. This workshop will focus on some of the more common and troublesome invasive exotic plants and animals in this region and current strategies to control them.  A $10 fee covers lunch and materials. Please register online at http://www.gulfalliancetraining.org/detail.aspx?Id=118. You can also reserve a space by contacting Anita Grove at the Reserve at (850) 670-7708, Anita.Grove@dep.state.fl.us.  Pesticide Applicator and Forestry Continuing Education Credits are approved.  The workshop will be held at 108 Island Drive, Eastpoint, Florida 32328.

Full Moon Climb at the Cape St. George Lighthouse - September 16, 2016

Climb to the top of the lighthouse to see spectacular views of the sunset and full moon.  Light refreshments are served.  Admission charge.  Contact Gift Shop at 850-927-7745 for reservations.

Rock By The Sea LITE - September 22, 2016 through September 25, 2016

ROCK BY THE SEA Lite is 3-night charity music event. It is an intimate showcase of music held at Harry A's Restaurant and Bar on St. George Island, Florida, that includes a Golf Tournament at St. James Bay Golf Resort.

Rock by the Sea, Inc is dedicated to organizing music festivals and events where we raise money to assist deserving charities who provide direct services to those in need. Every Rock by the Sea event is an intimate showcase of music designed to bring people together for the love of music and the common goal of helping these charities.

Whatever Floats Your Boat Regatta - September 24, 2016

It’s time once again for you to challenge your friends, your family, and your colleagues to build boats out of stuff that any normal person would take to the dump and enter them in the Whatever Floats Your Boat Regatta at the Florida State University Coastal and Marine Laboratory. Boats can be as artistic or as whacky as you want to make them. Just build ‘em and they will float . . . more or less.

You landlubbers will be busy ashore cheering on the captains and crews of these outrageously constructed vessels as they sail, row, or scull around the course, topple over, or slowly sink into Apalachee Bay. Watch the Regatta from various shoreline vantage points around the lab on either side of the boat basin. Enjoy good food, have loads of fun, all while learning about recycling and how to reduce the impact of plastics in our marine environments.

Visit the website to see more details and register.

Bay Friendly Landscaping Workshop - September 30, 2016

The Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve will host a Bay Friendly Landscaping workshop on Friday, September 30, 2016, from 1:00-3:30 pm. Yard design and maintenance can have a big effect on adjacent water bodies. Learn to be Bay Friendly by implementing so simple techniques. Participants will learn about resources to help them transform their yard into a luscious bay conscious landscape. The class will also feature innovative Green Infrastructure techniques such as rain gardens, green roofs, bio-swales, and more.  Following the discussion portion of the workshop participants will have the option to assemble their own rain barrel that they can take home. The workshop will be held at the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve, 108 Island Drive, Eastpoint, FL 32328 The class is free, rain barrels are $20.00 per barrel. Please register for the class in advance. For more information contact Emily Jackson at 850-670-7743 or send an email to emily.a.jackson@dep.state.fl.us.

Estuary Workshop - October 7, 2016

Do you know what an estuary is and why it is so vital our economy and way of life?

Join the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve on Friday, October 7, 2016 12:00-4:00pm explore the estuary we depend on. Participants will learn about the habitats and creatures that make up our estuary and how the river and bay are intricately connected.  We will see these habitats up close, the Reserve’s research vessel. The workshop will be based out of the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve, 108 Island Drive, Eastpoint, FL 32328.  The class is $25.00. Please register for in advance. For more information contact Emily Jackson at 850-670-7743 or send an email to emily.a.jackson@dep.state.fl.us or Anita Grove at (850) 670-7708 or Anita.Grove@dep.state.fl.us.

Oyster Workshop - October 13, 2016

Discover the important role oysters play in the health of Apalachicola Bay. We will learn about what makes Apalachicola Bay so ideal for growing oysters, what gives our oysters their distinct a taste or Merrior and how oysters benefit the ecosystem.  Please register in advance. For more information contact Emily Jackson at 850-670-7743 or send an email to emily.a.jackson@dep.state.fl.us or Anita Grove at (850) 670-7708 or Anita.Grove@dep.state.fl.us.

Full Moon Climb at the Cape St. George Lighthouse - October 15, 2016

Climb to the top of the lighthouse to see spectacular views of the sunset and full moon.  Light refreshments are served.  Admission charge.  Contact Gift Shop at 850-927-7745 for reservations.

Autos & Oysters Auto Show - October 29, 2016

The Autos and Oysters Car Show, on Saturday, October 29, 2016, will showcase the cars of local collectors and will also attract enthusiasts from throughout the region. The show will be followed by a sock hop on the City Docks on Saturday night featuring local refreshments, music, and oysters. It promises to be a fun, family-friendly weekend for all!

The Sock Hop will be held at Riverfront Park, and the Car Show will be held on Water Street. Both events are free and open to the public. Package deals offered by lodging providers and restaurants will encourage visitors to stay, dine, and shop. Details of this year’s participating businesses to be announced.

To register for the car show click here to download a registration form.

Download a PDF version of the flyer.

Florida Seafood Festival - November 4, 2016 through November 5, 2016

The Florida Seafood Festival is a two day event annually drawing tens of thousands of visitors to the historic town of Apalachicola in scenic Franklin County. The Festival is held at the mouth of the Apalachicola river under the shady oaks of Apalachicola’s Battery Park. The festival features delicious seafood, arts and crafts exhibits, seafood related events, Musical Entertainment. Some of the notable events include Oyster Eating and Oyster Shucking contest, Blue Crab Races, Photo Contest, Parade, 5k Redfish Run, The Blessing of the Fleet, History of the Festival Exhibit and Tonging For Treasure.

Full Moon Climb at the Cape St. George Lighthouse - November 14, 2016

Climb to the top of the lighthouse to see spectacular views of the sunset and full moon.  Light refreshments are served.  Admission charge.  Contact Gift Shop at 850-927-7745 for reservations.