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Art+Science: Works by Beth Appleton - October 23, 2015 through February 23, 2016

Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve will host a new exhibit, Art+Science: Works by Beth Appleton will be on display from October 23, 2015-Februay 23, 2016. Opening reception will be Friday, October 23rd at 5:00-8:00 pm. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Exhibit open regular hours are Tuesday-Saturday 9:00am-4:00pm.

Arts in Medicine "Restorative Yoga" Series - January 21, 2016 through March 3, 2016

Arts in Medicine is an emerging field within healthcare that addresses what many have long known and medical research is now proving – that music, writing, pottery, dance, yoga, storytelling and other art activities can play an important role in healing not just the body, but the mind and spirit of an individual. 


The Apalachicola School of Art is hosting and partnering with Franklin’s Promise and Liz Carey of Awakened Life School of Yoga to introduce Restorative Yoga for a 6-week series in early 2016, offered on Thursday from 5:15pm to 6:30pm.

“Restorative Yoga” is a relaxing style of yoga where the postures are mostly reclined on a mat that is on the floor, or sitting up on the floor.  The intention of this style of yoga is for relaxing & stress-reduction, focus on breath, meditation, concentration, being present and letting go.

This style of yoga is well-suited for audiences that are stressed, have never done yoga before, are older, people who claim to be “stiff”, and those who need relaxation in their lives.  Participants will need to be able to get down on the floor and sit, lie, or lay on their sides. 

Props are heavily used in Restorative Yoga.  This includes mats, bolsters, blankets, straps and sandbags.  Recommended materials for participants to bring; two blankets and two king pillows, yoga mats if you have them.

The School of Art can supply mats and Awakened Life Yoga the other props.

“Restorative Yoga” Series would be offered on the following day/dates:

Thursday:  January 21, January 28, February 4, 11, 18, and March 3 - Time:  5:15pm to 6:30pm 

Location:  Apalachicola Center for History, Culture and Art, 86 Water Street

Cost:  $15 per class, or $70 for the series

"The Way We Worked" Exhibit - January 28, 2016 through March 12, 2016

"The Way We Worked", a Smithsonian exhibit , and collaboratively sponsored by the Apalachicola Municipal Library and the Historic Apalachicola Foundation.

Franklin County is one of six localities in Florida competively chosen to display this traveling exhibit which explores how work became such a central element in American culture, by tracing the many changes that affected the workforce and the work environment over the past 150 years.

January 28, 2016 (opening reception 6-8 pm) to March 12 Wed. - Sun. 1-5 and Thurs eve 6-8 for discussion.

Folk Fantastic Exhibit - February 4, 2016 through April 2, 2016

Apalachicola Center for History, Culture and Art presents FOLK FANTASTIC - The Collection of Lee and Randy Sewell featuring Charlie "The Tin Man" Lucas. Exhibited folk art from February 04, 2016 – April 02, 2016. Meet and Greet with Lee and Randy Sewell and Charlie Lucas at Opening Night Reception Saturday, February 13, 2016 from 6-8 pm.

Barbershop Harmony Valentine - February 12, 2016

On FRi, Feb 12th, we will have a barbershop quartet in Apalach and environs to do personal singing barbershop harmony valentines.  All proceeds go to support the Anton/Carraway scholarship fund hosted by the non-profit Capital Chordsmen barbershop chorus.  We have 5 active scholarships this semester.

Panhandle Players present Dixie Swim Club - February 12, 2016 through February 14, 2016

Friday, Feb. 12 and Saturday, Feb. 13 @ 7:30 pm
Sunday, Feb. 14 @ 3:00 pm at the Eastpoint Fire House

Tickets available at
Downtown Books, Apalachicola
Some like it Hotter, St. George Island
Butler Agency, Eastpoint
Carrabelle Junction
No Name Cafe, Port St. Joe
Caribbean Coffee, Mexico Beach

Tickets $15 each

St. George Island Tour of Homes - February 12, 2016 through February 13, 2016

Seven distinctive and beautiful homes will be featured during the fifth annual St. George Island Tour of Homes from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Saturday, February 13, 2016, benefitting the St. George Lighthouse Association (SGLA).  Also included on the tour are the Cape St. George Lighthouse and Keeper’s House, and the St. George Plantation Clubhouse.  Tickets are $20.00 in advance and $25.00 on the day of the Tour.

Tour weekend will begin with a kick-off event on Friday, February 12, featuring a special presentation, refreshments, cash bar, and door prizes.  Josh Hodson, manager of the St. George Island State Park, will talk about the scenic and award-winning park’s wildlife and other amenities.  This event, which is free for Tour of Homes ticket holders and $5.00 for others, will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Jay Abbott Firehouse, 324 East Pine Avenue, St. George Island.

Tour tickets are available at the Lighthouse Gift Shop on St. George Island.  To order tickets, call the gift shop at (850) 927-7745.  Tickets will be available on Tour day at Lighthouse Park and at the St. George Plantation Clubhouse.

SGLA is a non-profit Florida corporation organized to preserve, maintain and promote the Cape St. George Lighthouse.  The Lighthouse was reconstructed in 2008 after collapsing in 2005.  SGLA also built a replica of the Lighthouse Keeper’s House which includes a museum and gift shop.  Funds raised by SGLA are used for the on-going maintenance of the Lighthouse, the Keeper’s House and Lighthouse Park, and this year will help fund a new exhibit featuring a replica of the Cape St. George Light’s third order Fresnel lens.

For more information, please visit our website at www.sgitourofhomes.com.

IN Concert: Tyler Tolles Quartet - February 12, 2016

The Ilse Newell Fund for the Performing Arts presents the Tyler Tolles Quartet? - originally based out of the San Francisco Bay Area and has performed in a number prestigious festivals such as the Next Generation Jazz Festival and the Monterey Jazz Festival.

Dixie Theatre presents 34 West Theater Co. - February 13, 2016

Tickets are $25 and can be reserved by calling the box office at 850-653-3200.

Coffee in the Campground - February 13, 2016

A Park Ranger or volunteer will give interpretive programs on many topics which may include Apalachicola Bay seafood, panhandle seashells, campfire cooking, flora and fauna of St. George Island, birding and sea turtles. Program is free with regular park admission.

Saturday, February 13th at 9:00 am - Ranger Demetrius will be giving an interpretive program on “First Barrier Island Inhabitants”

Additional Information:

Bringing a breakfast related dish is welcomed.

Coffee is provided by the Friends of Franklin County State Parks.

The Coffee in the Campground is held in the interpretive building in the family campground.

Art Exhibit Opening Night Reception - February 13, 2016

The public is invited to meet and greet Lee and Randy Sewell and Charlie “The Tin Man” Lucas at the Opening Night Reception
Saturday, February 13, 2016 from 6-8 pm


The exhibit is displayed in a wonderfully restored 1830’s warehouse overlooking the beautiful Apalachicola River and Estuary. The Center is in the middle of the commercial district with hotels, bed & breakfasts, shops and excellent dining within steps. The 5000 square foot facility features a first floor exhibit gallery and a beautiful second story studio and lecture hall. Artist from across the world come to Apalachicola to paint and to create. The natural light and authenticity of the area is like no other place. The Apalachicola School of Art , also housed here, is located at 86 Water Street in Historic Downtown Apalachicola.
Call 1-855-Apalach (1-855-272-5224) for more information!

IN Concert: David Kalhous - February 14, 2016

David Kalhous is a pianist from Florida State University Faculty.

Marine Debris in Florida Lecture - February 17, 2016

Feb 17th, 2pm – 3pm

Speaker: Leonardo Mata

Marine debris brings hazards to marine life and impacts both global and local ecosystems. Leonardo Mata will discuss some of the leading causes, and how local residents can work to prevent it.

Composition in Plein Air with Charlie Hunter - February 19, 2016 through February 21, 2016

Charlie Hunter's distinctive plein air work turns heads and raises questions.  Why water-mixable oils?  Is it true that a squeegee is involved?  And what about those Stim-U-Dents and Q-Tips we keep hearing about?  All will be revealed in this fun and fast-moving workshop.  We'll take a look at some great paintings of the masters; we will go over some simple, yet invaluable tools for accurate rendering, and Charlie will expound and instruct about how and why he uses water-mixable oils.  We'll learn and laugh a lot during outdoor painting and indoor critique sessions each day while staying true to the credo of have big fun; make big mess.

IN Concert: Samuel Winternheimer - February 19, 2016

The Ilse Newell Fund for the Performing Arts presents Samuel Winternheimer. He is a bassist, composer and arranger. Samuel was born in Chicago, and spent his childhood between Chicago and Indianapolis. He started playing bass when he was 14 years old, inspired by a Ray Brown Trio recording. He recently graduated from Michigan State University with a Jazz Studies degree, and is currently pursuing his Master’s in Jazz Studies at Florida State University.

Dixie Theatre presents Oystertown - February 20, 2016

Oystertown combines storytelling, music and historic archival footage to celebrate and examine the history of this hidden hamlet on the Forgotten Coast of Florida. Apalachicola is a small town that could be anyones hometown. It is filled with a rich history steeped in Southern tradition and American history. Join Dixie Theatre veterans Cleo Holladay, David Hemsley Caldwell, and many others as they weave tales of how Apalachicola began and where it is going. In the tradition of Dixie Theatre favorites, Leaving Iowa, Smoke on the Mountain and Almost Maine, Oystertown explores what makes us all the same and what makes this forgotten gem on the Gulf Coast so unique.

Tickets are $25 and can be reserved by calling the box office at 850-653-3200.

Coffee in the Campground - February 20, 2016

A Park Ranger or volunteer will give interpretive programs on many topics which may include Apalachicola Bay seafood, panhandle seashells, campfire cooking, flora and fauna of St. George Island, birding and sea turtles. Program is free with regular park admission.

Saturday, February 20th at 9:00 am -  Ranger Skip will be giving an interpretive program on “Birding - Basic Identification”

Additional Information:

Bringing a breakfast related dish is welcomed.

Coffee is provided by the Friends of Franklin County State Parks.

The Coffee in the Campground is held in the interpretive building in the family campground.

African-American History Festival - February 20, 2016 through February 21, 2016

The Hillside Coalition Of Laborers for Apalachicola cordially invites you to the 13th Annual African-American History Festival, February 19 –21 in beautiful, historic Apalachicola!

Come experience the excitement of Spectacular Live Entertainment, Vendor Exhibits, Decadent Food, Inspirational Speakers, Handmade Arts and Crafts, Awesome Music, Sensational Dance and much, much more!

Headline entertainment includes The P&W Trio, The Dream Reality Revue, The Sharper Boys, and many more local and regional artists!

H'COLA's Annual African-American History Festival celebrates and showcases the African-American aspect of Apalachicola and Franklin County's unique history while celebrating the national recognition of African-American History Month.

The festival opens Friday@ 4pm. This year’s kick-off event is a Mardi Gras Masquerade Party. Grab your favorite costume and mask and join H’COLA for an evening of great fun leading into the main attractions on Saturday beginning with the festival parade at 10am, and festivities all day until 8pm. The festival concludes Sunday with outdoor interdenominational worship at noon.

Vendor space and sponsorships still available! For more information, call 850.323.0544 or 850.653.7515. Visit our website, hcola.org and like our Facebook page for a full list of events. The 13th Annual African-American History Festival is brought to you in part by the Franklin County TDC.

IN Concert: Longineau Parsons - February 21, 2016

The Ilse Newell Fund for the Performing Arts presents Longineau Parsons - Longineu Parsons has been hailed by critics internationally as being one of the world’s finest trumpet players. He also performs on recorders, flute, percussion and is a vocalist. Longineu performs classical and jazz on trumpet and his compositions include orchestral works and chamber music as well as jazz and world music. He is the protégé of the great cornetist, Nat Adderley.

Dixie Theatre presents Oystertown - February 24, 2016

Oystertown combines storytelling, music and historic archival footage to celebrate and examine the history of this hidden hamlet on the Forgotten Coast of Florida. Apalachicola is a small town that could be anyones hometown. It is filled with a rich history steeped in Southern tradition and American history. Join Dixie Theatre veterans Cleo Holladay, David Hemsley Caldwell, and many others as they weave tales of how Apalachicola began and where it is going. In the tradition of Dixie Theatre favorites, Leaving Iowa, Smoke on the Mountain and Almost Maine, Oystertown explores what makes us all the same and what makes this forgotten gem on the Gulf Coast so unique.

Tickets are $25 and can be reserved by calling the box office at 850-653-3200.