Events and Activities for Alligator Point and Franklin County Florida
Climb to the top of the Cape St. George Light to watch the sunset and the rise of the full moon. The Sunset/Full Moon Climb includes light hors d'oeuvres and a sparkling cider toast to the full moon. Cost is $15.00 for the general public and $10.00 for members of the St. George Lighthouse Association. After sunset, people are invited to climb to the top of the lighthouse for a breathtaking view of the full moon, as space and time permit. Cost is $10.00 for the general public and $5.00 for SGLA members. Because space is limited, reservations are recommended. For reservations or more information, please contact the Lighthouse Gift Shop at 850-927-7745.
Rio Carrabelle and the Carrabelle Artists Association are proud to invite you to this year's Coastal Art Showcase. The event kicks off with a Meet and Greet the Artists on Friday, March 6th, from 6 to 8 PM. Contributing artists will be on hand to discuss their artwork, and at times giving demonstrations, throughout the first weekend of the opening!!
From March 6th through April 26th Member's art will be continuously featured in the Gallery from 1 to 5pm on Fridays and 10am to 4pm on Saturdays.
Hike with a Park Ranger - Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 9:00 a.m.
Join us for a one mile hike from the campground to East Slough and back. Along the way we will explore a few hidden treasures on the trail. Meet at the campground playground. Participants should bring drinking water. Program is free with paid park entry.
March 7 – Literary Night – 3 Florida writers read from their current work & Special Musical Guest -- $10 cover. Pizza appetizers from Mama Joe's. BYOB.
March 7th at 8 PM - Dixie Theatre, downtown Apalachicola...
Bigger Than Life... A Tribute to Jim Croce
John Reno, a native of New Orleans, takes us on a musical journey through the songs of Jim Croce with his accompanist Detroit born Brett Gambino as they blend acoustic guitars and vocals to capture the essence of Jim Croce whose musical gifts transcend time.
St. George Island will host its annual Charity Chili Cookoff and Auction March 7. Activities include a golf tournament, 5K Red Pepper Run, Chili Cook-off, Auction and the naming of Miss Chili Pepper and Mr. Hot Sauce. All proceeds benefit the Island Volunteer Fire Department and First Responder Unit.
See it, Say it, Paint it with Katie Dobson Cundif March 9-12, 9-4pm. Learn to paint faster, looser, and more confidently in this four day workshop while learning to accurately see larger abstract shapes, values, and color. Daily Demos-Discussions-Individual Painting Time-One on One Critiques.
Dr. Jose Castro will present a talk on sharks at 7 pm March 12 at the FSU Marine Lab at Turkey Point. Dr. Castro's talk will focus on all aspects of a shark's reproductive biology.
Panhandle Seashells - Saturday, March 14, 2015 at 9:00 a.m.
Join us for a hands-on ranger led shell identification program in the interpretive center. Get up close and personal with some of the area’s amazing local seashells. We will discover the beauty of the Gulf Coast’s natural resources. Participants can bring a breakfast item to share if they would like. Coffee is provided by the Friends of Franklin County State Parks. Program is free with paid park entry.
The Apalachicola Municipal Library will host the 2015 Authors in Apalach event on Saturday, March 14, at the Apalachicola Center for History, Culture and Art. This year’s event theme is “Contemporary Women Writers of the South” and will feature celebrated authors Janis Owens, author of classic Southern Fiction and the “Cracker Kitchen,” and River Jordan, playwright, memoirist and radio personality. Also featured will be: Joyce LaFray, cookbook and food author, Susan Cerulean, environmental writer from Tallahassee; Faith Eidse, Tallahassee teacher, author of “Voices of the Apalachicola,” Mary Jane Ryals, Poet Laureate of the Big Bend (2009-2012); Kimberly Cross Teter, first-time author of “Isabella's Libretto,” Elizabeth Stuckey-French, FSU associate professor and author of “The Revenge of the Radioactive Lady,” Prissy Elrod, Tallahassee first-time author of “Far Outside the Ordinary,” and Adrian Fogelin, Tallahassee Pied Piper extraordinaire of Junior Fiction and Young Adult authors, who will be joined by the many youth authors who were such a hit last year. Her book "Crossing Jordan" was made into a play which was first performed here in Apalach. Don’t miss a presentation by Jane Begos Richardson, whose specialty is the reading and interpretation of women’s diaries. She is a great addition to Apalachicola’s literary community.
The event will be from 10AM to 5PM, with authors signing and selling books, and forums on different topics throughout the day. There will be an afternoon forum on cookbook and food writing which should be tasty. Please join us!
Formerly The Ned Devines, this talented group had the audience cheering during the 2014 Season 17, don't miss them. www.facebook.com/sligoline
Dam to the Bay Trip on the Ochlockonee River - March 14-20, 2015
Start: Ed & Bernice’s Fish Camp just south of the Lake Talquin Dam, east of Hosford
End:Bald Point State Park on the Gulf of Mexico
Total Distance:76 miles
In celebration of March being Archaeology Month in Florida, the Carrabelle History Museum and Historical Society are hosting the program: “First People of the Forgotten Coast “on Saturday, March 14. Speakers include Jim Miller - former head of the Florida Department of Archaeology, Julie Byrd – Anthropologist with the State of Florida, Ken Horne, expert on primitive methods of creating useful tools and weapons and other noteworthy authorities on this subject. Demonstrations and displays of local artifacts will be exhibited. Bring your questions and learn about the very first folks to live here and fish in our waters.
As part of our exploration of early inhabitants of the Forgotten Coast, the museum staff is asking for long term residents in Franklin, Liberty, Wakulla and Gulf Counties with direct lineage to local Native Americans (Seminole, Miccosukee, Creek, Muskogee, Apalachee) to please attend the gathering and bring any photographs of local Native American relatives, crafts, drawings or writings made by them. We request that you allow us to photograph your photos and special items on that day, as well as record or document any stories you might want to share. After our speakers’ presentations we will give each person with family stories or documents a 5 minute share session (or as time permits.)
This free program will be held from 10 am to 2 pm on Saturday at the Franklin County Senior Center in Carrabelle located at 201 NW Avenue F. It is sponsored by the Franklin County Public Library the Apalachicola Municipal Library and funded in part by Carrabelle CARES and the Cities of Carrabelle and Apalachicola, Visit Florida, and the Franklin County Tourist Development Council.
Painting the Head in Oil with Dawn Whitelaw March 15-18, 9-4pm. In this 4 day workshop, Dawn will be teaching basic principals of portraiture. This class will include lecture, power point presentations, demonstration, and critiques. There will be lots of individual help at easels as the student starts three portrait studies.
Cast Iron Campfire Cooking - Friday, March 20, 2015 at 5-7 p.m.
When you go camping do you get tired of eating hotdogs and hamburgers? Come out to St. George Island State Park for a demonstration of cast iron cooking and learn a few new recipes to cook on an open fire. Participants should bring a chair, their favorite campfire recipes, and a snack item to share if they would like. Program is free with paid park entry.
Working Apalachicola Bay - Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 1:00 p.m.
Join us for an exciting talk about the local seafood industry. Have you ever seen the boats clustered up by the bridge and wonder what they were doing? Come out and see a PowerPoint presentation about harvesting oysters, shrimp, crab, and mullet in Apalachicola Bay. Participants can bring a snack item to share if they would like. Coffee is provided by the Friends of Franklin County State Parks. Program is free with paid park entry.
The Annual Eastpoint Volunteer Fire Department Charity Rib Cookoff will be held Saturday, March 21th at the fire house in Eastpoint, Florida at Vroom Park. In addition to spirited rib competition, this year's event will include a carnival. BBQ dinners will be served from 11:00 am till it’s all gone.
We are so lucky to have this fabulous comedian bring his tour to the Theatre and it's a first for stand-up comedy on the Dixie stage, how exciting! www.imearldavidreed.com
Art in all forms will be woven in and around picturesque downtown Apalachicola where artists and musicians will be showing, selling, and demonstrating their talents from 11:00-6:00 pm. The festivities continue into the evening with a wine tasting at 3:00 pm. Afterwards area chefs will prepare dishes at their restaurants pared with special wines (850) 653-9419 www.apalachicola.org.
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