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Events and Activities for Alligator Point and Franklin County Florida


Running for the Bay Marathon - October 26, 2014

Full Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K, 5K - Ultra Marathon 50K (All with Wheelchair - Walking Divisions!) Visit http://www.runningforthebay.com to download a registration form.

Barrier Islands Class - October 28, 2014

The Barrier Islands Class,scheduled for Tuesday October 28, 2014, 8:45am-4:30pm, will explore various island habitats, common plants and animals found on barrier islands, waves and currents, hurricanes, human impacts, island and dune formation, erosion and regulatory issues. Dr. Christopher Williams with the Florida Geological Survey is scheduled to lead the geology segment of the course and Plant Taxonomist Dr. Loren Anderson, Professor Emeritus at FSU, will lead the ecological field study in the afternoon at the St. George Island State Park where we will seine in the Gulf, explore beach and the intertidal benthic habitats, and examine interesting species found on the island. These professional level classes are intended for coastal decision makers such as elected officials, permitting staff, eco-tour operators, consultants, ecologists, park rangers, planners, developers, volunteer organizations and concerned citizens. All classes will be held from 8:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Eastern Time) beginning at the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve Nature Center, 108 Island Drive in Eastpoint, Florida, 32328. Registration is required. You MUST register no later than five days before the class. Register ASAP as space is very limited. Cost: $15.00 per person per class payable to Friends of the Reserve, mail to: 108 Island Drive, Eastpoint, FL 32328. To register or for more information contact Anita Grove at (850) 670-7708 or Margo Posten at (850) 670-7719 or via email Margaret.posten@dep.state.fl.us or Anita.Grove@dep.state.fl.us

Michael J Harrell Art Exhibit - October 30, 2014 through December 13, 2014

The Apalachicola School of Art will feature artist Michael J Harrell at its downtown Apalachicola gallery beginning October 30 through Sat Dec 13.Exhibit Opening night reception Thursday, October 30 from 5 to 7PM. From his native Florida panhandle to the Bahamas and the barrier islands of Georgia and South Carolina to Nantucket, Harrell moves quietly among the timeless moods of coastal living, recording real people in real environments with a depth of perception well beyond his years. Observing from shore, sailing on the bay or moving through marshes with a third generation oysterman, Michael Harrell provides rare insite into the life at the ocean's edge.

Florida Seafood Festival - October 31, 2014 through November 1, 2014

Come celebrate the 51st year of the Florida Seafood Festival, Florida's oldest maritime festival. This two-day celebration offers the best in fresh quality seafood that annually draws thousands of visitors to thehistoric town of Apalachicola. 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 and musical entertainment. Some of the notable events include Oyster Eating and Oyster Shucking contest, Blue Crab Races, Cooking Contest, a downtown Parade, 5k Redfish Run and the Blessing of the Fleet. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FFUkGMos24o

Downtown Oyster Roast - October 31, 2014

Don't miss this enchanting event featuring roasted oysters, oysters on the half shell, creamy artichoke, oyster and thyme soup, fresh local shrimp, blue crabs, salad greens, fantastic desserts and live music. Dine under the stars next to the Apalachicola River. 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM. (850) 653-9419 info@apalachicolabay.org

Park Ranger Talk: Apalachicola Bay Seafood - November 1, 2014

Apalachicola Bay Seafood Talk Saturday, November 1, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. Have you ever wondered where your shrimp, oyster or fish came from? We will have a ranger led talk about the history of the local area and its fishing industry. Program is free with paid park entry.

Sunset/Full Moon Climb - November 6, 2014

Climb to the top of the Cape St. George Lighthouse to view the sunset and full moonrise.Admission is $15 ($10 for SGLA members) and includes snacks and a sparkling cider toast to the full moon. After sunset, additional climbers can view the full moon as time and space allow for $10 ($5 for SGLA members). Call the Lighthouse Gift Shop at 850-927-7745 to make reservations.

Park Ranger Talk: Panhandle Seashells - November 8, 2014

Saturday, November 8,2014 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 areas amazing local seashells. We will discover the beauty of the Gulf Coasts 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.

Rivers & Floodplains Class - November 13, 2014

The Rivers - Floodplains class, held Thursday, November 13, 2014, from 8:45am-4:30pm,explores the ecology, geology, and natural history of the rivers and floodplains of the Florida Panhandle focused mainly on the Apalachicola River and Floodplain. Other types of river systems will also be discussed. Attendees will learn about the rich diversity of animals and plants found in the river and surrounding floodplain of the Apalachicola system and their connection to the bay. Be prepared to spend part of the day in the classroom and part in the field on our boat the Tideline exploring the river and walking in the floodplain. These professional level classes are intended for coastal decision makers such as elected officials, permitting staff, eco-tour operators, consultants, ecologists, park rangers, planners, developers, volunteer organizations and concerned citizens. All classes will be held from 8:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Eastern Time) beginning at the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve Nature Center, 108 Island Drive in Eastpoint, Florida, 32328. Registration is required. You MUST register no later than five days before the class. Register ASAP as space is very limited. Cost: $15.00 per person per class payable to Friends of the Reserve, mail to: 108 Island Drive, Eastpoint, FL 32328. To register or for more information contact Anita Grove at (850) 670-7708 or Margo Posten at (850) 670-7719 or via email Margaret.posten@dep.state.fl.us or Anita.Grove@dep.state.fl.us

Park Ranger Talk: Cast Iron Campfire Cooking - November 15, 2014

Saturday, November 15th 2014 at10:00 a.m. Rise and shine! Come out and learn how to make your next camping adventure a little sweeter. Join us for a demonstration of cast iron campfire cooking where we will be cooking a harvest brunch over an open fire. Participants should bring a chair and 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.

Panhandle Players Present The Hallelujah Girls - November 21, 2014 through November 22, 2014

The Panhandle Players present The Hallelujah Girls November 21 - 22, 2014 beginning at 7:30 PM Dixie Theatre - 21 Avenue E, Apalachicola, FL Tickets available at:Downtown Books, ApalachicolaThe Butler Agency, EastpointSometimes It's Hotter, St. George IslandCarrabelle Junction, Carrabelle https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R5FQqNagXvk

Park Ranger Talk: Campfires - November 22, 2014

Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 9:30 a.m. See different fire set-ups and their uses. Discuss campfire safety. Discover natural materials used for fire making and the tools used to light them. 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.

Apalachicola Christmas Celebration - November 28, 2014 through November 29, 2014

The day after Thanksgiving the streets of Apalachicola will be lined with luminaries and filled with holiday spirit. Merchants will be open late and the sounds of carolers will echo through the streets filling the evening with the Christmas spirit. Santa will arrive on a shrimp boat at 4:00 p.m. at the City Dock on Water Street. Saturday, 1:00-3:30 pm Santa has a special day devoted to hearing wishes from his furry friends. There will be a pet costume contest at 3:00 and special treats for dogs. For more info call (850) 653-9419 or info@apalachicolabay.org.

Shop Small Saturday - November 29, 2014

Shop at our amazing independently owned and operated small businesses. From art to jewelry, food or antiques, you'll find the perfect gift for everyone on your list, minus the crowds and the hassle of going to the mall.11:00 am - 6:00 pm. For more info call (850) 653-9419 or info@apalachicolabay.org.

Holiday Fresh Market - December 6, 2014

Why fight the crowds and traffic at the malls? Come for the day or the weekend and find one-of-a-kind unusual presents. Shop in a relaxed, hassle-free environment. Buy hand crafted Apalachicola specialties such as fresh seasonal wreaths, baked goods, artwork, wood carving, pottery, hand knitted goods. Your gift shopping has never been easier! For more info call (850) 653-9419 or info@apalachicolabay.org.

Sunset/Full Moon Climb - December 6, 2014

Climb to the top of the Cape St. George Lighthouse to view the sunset and full moonrise.Admission is $15 ($10 for SGLA members) and includes snacks and a sparkling cider toast to the full moon. After sunset, additional climbers can view the full moon as time and space allow for $10 ($5 for SGLA members). Call the Lighthouse Gift Shop at 850-927-7745 to make reservations.

Eastpoint Christmas Parade & Celebration - December 12, 2014

Bring your golf cart, convertible, pick-up truck or boat. We'll end at the Pavilion on Patton Drive where Santa will arrive by oyster boat, there will be caroling and Santa will listen to children's wishes. 4:00 PM.

Tallahassee Swing Band - January 3, 2015

Returning for their 2nd season at the Dixie, this band wowed audiences when they opened the 2014 Season 17. www.tallahasseeswing.com

Spencer Bohren - January 10, 2015

After traveling the globe and playing such US venues at New Orleans Jazz Festival, we are honored to have this incredible musician grace the Dixie stage. www.spencerbohren.com

Pas de Vie Ballet - January 17, 2015

Back for their 4th year at the Dixie, this ballet company is a Franklin County favorite, breathtaking beauty in motion. www.pasdevieballet.com