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Events and Activities for Alligator Point and Franklin County Florida

Rio Carrabelle Photo Exhibit - March 1, 2014 through May 31, 2014

The Rio Carrabelle Art Gallery in Carrabelle will host a unique photography exhibit beginning this month. Photographer and adventurer John Guider presents the images which were taken as part of a solo voyage along the Gulf and Atlantic Coast. The exhibit entitled The River Inside a Personal Journey includes photographs that were taken from a small boat during a series of Guiders solo voyages down the Mississippi River to New Orleans, east along the Gulf Coast, around the Big Bend to Key West, then up the Atlantic Coast to New York City and the Hudson River to the Great Lakes The exhibit of these extraordinary photographs opens March 1 at Rio Carrabelle, 102 St James Avenue, downtown Carrabelle, FL. For more information regarding exhibit visit www.johnguider.com.

Apalachicola Antique & Classic Boat Show - April 19, 2014

Apalachicola will host the 16th Annual Apalachicola Antique - Classic Boat Show on Saturday, April 19, 2014. Antique boats, examples of classic and traditional vessels, workboats, and fiberglass and aluminum classics will all be on display throughout the day. This festival emphasizes the maritime history of our picturesque coastal town. Special highlights include home-built boats by skilled craftsmen, authentic oyster boats and workboats, antique outboard engines, plus antique automobiles and artist booths. The Apalachicola Maritime Museum will host tours aboard the Heritage, a 58-foot wooden Herreshoff-designed ketch and have demonstrations of steam engines with their beautiful antique steam powered vessels. The Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve will have displays on the Apalachicola River and its flora and fauna, along with booths featuring: the Coast Guard Auxiliary, kids model boat building, the National Weather Service and boat building demonstration throughout the day. The Apalachicola Traders Canoe, a hand built 50-foot long vessel used between 1750-1850, recovered from the Apalachicola River will be on display at the Cotton Warehouse and the restored 1877 gaff-rigged schooner the Governor Stone will also be in attendance. At 5:30 pm BackPorch Revival, an Old-Time String Band will play at Riverfront Park, bring your own chair. There will also be a Sunday cruise up the Apalachicola River Questions? Please call (850) 653-9419 or email us at info@apalachicolabay.org, or visit http://www.antiqueboatshow.org. The Apalachicola Maritime Museum will also have a special open house Friday evening with a reception from 6:00-8:00 pm

“On Golden Pond” by Panhandle Players - April 25, 2014 through April 27, 2014

This heart-warming production was turned into a movie in the early eighties and starred Henry Fonda and Katharine Hepburn. It is a love story of Ethel and Norman Thayer, who are returning to their summer home on Golden Pond for the forty-eighth year. They are visited by their divorced, middle-aged daughter and her dentist fiancé, who then go off to Europe, leaving his teenage son behind for the summer. The boy quickly becomes the "grandchild" the elderly couple have longed for, and as Norman revels in taking his ward fishing and thrusting good books at him, he also learns some lessons about modern teenage awarenessand slangin return. In the end, as the summer wanes, so does their brief idyll, and in the final, deeply moving moments of the play, Norman and Ethel are brought even closer together by the incidence of a mild heart attack. Time, they know, is now against them, but the years have been good and, perhaps, another summer on Golden Pond still awaits. Friday and Saturday performances at 7:30 p.m. and a Sunday matinee at 3 p.m.

Carrabelle Riverfront Festival - April 25, 2014 through April 26, 2014

Carrabelle CARESand theCity of Carrabellecordially invite you to attend the 24th Annual Carrabelle Riverfront Festival on Friday, April 25th and Saturday, April 26thfor this 2014's"Pirates of the Carrabellean - The Treasure of Gullet's Cove". Please join us as we celebrate the culture, history and vitality of coastal Carrabelle. Our annual festival offers regional arts and crafts, family friendly attractions and local culinary treats. The two-day event held each spring on Marine Street caters to locals and visitors alike and attracts crowds from across the panhandle. The unique unpretentious charm of Carrabelle is on display as we celebrate our laid back life style with unique hometown attractions like Carrabelles ownFishy Fashion Show, Pet Paradeandthe Procession of the Species. The hours of the festival are4PM to 8 PM on Friday and 9:00 AM to 5:00 pm on Saturday. Admission is FREE. Pirates of the Carrabellean-The Treasure of Gullet's Cove This years theme of Pirates of the Carrabellean - The Treasure of Gullet's Cove" highlights the culinary delights of the area as the Carrabelle Riverfront Festival initiates a new venue attraction at the 24th Annual Festival. Sponsored by Sea Crest Realty and Sandy Beach Properties, the new "Home-style" food court aptly named "Gullet's Cove" will feature fresh seafood, caught and prepared by local buccaneers and scallywags. Indeed, Carrabelle's hometown hospitality and deep fried talent will be at full display at this year's festival. Come grab a bite o' treasure from the sea and support our local organizations. Participating under the unique festival venue are the Christian Bow Hunters, The Carrabelle Church of God, CUMC-Gods Ministry for the Needy, Franklin County Senior Services, the Carrabelle Food Pantry and others. These groups will prepare our main festival entrees including mullet, grouper, shrimp, oysters, hamburgers and hotdogs as well as other delicious delights. Other festival treats like funnel cakes and blooming onions will be available by "local" festival food vendors as well. The festival is very proud of this unique approach. Who knows better how to fry up some seafood than Carrabelleans? Home town hospitality is the hallmark of the Carrabelle Riverfront festival. This new venue will offer the community an opportunity to display this rich heritage and will ensure that the financial benefits stay in the area. A win for all. Please join us, and support our community. We are sure that you can find a "treasure" for your gullet's cove.

Patriot’s Day - April 26, 2014

The third annual Patriots Day celebration in Franklin County will take place on Saturday, April 26 at 11 a.m. at Veterans Memorial Plaza, on Market Street in Apalachicola. The program will begin with a welcome from Jimmy Mosconis followed by an invocation byRev. Charles Scott and thePresentation of Colors by the Port St. Joe High School ROTC. Tamara Marsh will sing theStar Spangled Banner. Tommy Larsen, Commander of American Legion Post 82 in Lanark, will lead the Pledge of Allegiance and veterans David Butler and Arnold Toliver will place a patriotic wreath at the foot of the memorial. Don Carroll will close the ceremony with a benediction and blessing of the food. New this year is an essay contest for schoolchildren. The top three essays on What patriotism means to me will be read at the ceremony. A Cajun lunch will be served at noon. Cost of the meal is $7 for adults and all children eat free.

Movie Showing at Camp Gordon Johnston WWII Museum - April 26, 2014

Admission is by donation, and appreciated. This film is one in a series shown monthly to educate our visitors on the sacrifices made, for us, by our WWII generation. Free popcorn will be served. "In Harms Way" - This film will be shown Saturday, April 26 at 1015 hours In Harms Way is a 1965 American epic war film produced and directed by Otto Preminger and starring John Wayne, Kirk Douglas, Patricia Neal, Tom Tryon, Paula Prentiss, Stanley Holloway, Burgess Meredith, Brandon deWilde, Jill Haworth, Dana Andrews, and Henry Fonda. The film recounts the lives of several US naval officers and their wives or lovers while based in Hawaii as the US involvement in World War II begins. The title of the film comes from a quote from American Revolutionary naval hero John Paul Jones: I wish to have no connection with any ship that does not sail fast, for I intend to go in harms way. The film presents a relatively unromanticized and realistic picture of the American Navy and its officers in the period before and shortly after the start of World War II, complete with bureaucratic infighting among the brass and sometimes disreputable private acts by individuals. This film is not rated.

Plein Air Invitational - May 1, 2014 through May 11, 2014

Plein Air Painters To Capture Forgotten Coast on Canvas More than 20 nationally acclaimed artists will gather on Florida's Forgotten Coast to participate in the 9th annual Forgotten Coast en Plein Air Invitational, America's Great Paint-Out, May 1-11, 2014. Painters will set up their easels and pull out their brushes to document the landscape and culture of this last vestige of authentic "Old Florida" the coastal stretch of scenic North Florida between Mexico Beach and Alligator Point. "Plein Air", a French word, simply translated means "open air". The roots of plein air painting are found in 19th-century Europe. An Englishman, John Constable, believed that artists should forget "formulas" and trust their own vision in finding truth in nature. About the same time in France, in a small village called Barbizon, a group of artists focused their attention on a subject matter that had never been done before: everyday life and the natural world surrounding it. These realists laid the ground work for the next development: Impressionism. Plein air forever changed how artists see the world. A true plein air painting is done on location, capturing the atmosphere of the moment. The majority of the painting must be completed on site with little to no work to be done in the studio. Most artists agree this is the true test of skill as it requires complete confidence in placement of color and brushwork in a short amount of time. For example, a sunset may only last 30-40 minutes. That would be all the time the artist has to capture the scene. The event includes 5 exhibits across the coast, daily artist demonstrations,2 workshops, art sales and a series of public receptions. Art enthusiasts can visit the exhibits and attend the many free special events that occur throughout the 10 day event. "Many artists from acrossthe regiongather and paint alongside the event's invited artists; it is amazing to see the art being created" stated Joe Taylor, Event Chair.The Wetroom, which alternates each yearbetween theApalachicola Center for History, Culture and Art in historic Apalachicola and a location in downtown Port St. Joe,is alwaysstocked with fresh paintings that the artists deliver daily throughout the event. The Forgotten Coast en Plein Air is coordinated by the Forgotten Coast Cultural Coalition, a non-profit organization established to produce regional multi-community cultural events that improve the quality of life for the coastal area. The communities of Mexico Beach, Port St. Joe, Cape San Blas, Indian Pass, Apalachicola, Eastpoint, St. George Island, Carrabelle, and Alligator Point have joined forces to produce the most impressive art event seen along the coast. Support from the Gulf and Franklin County Tourist Development Councils, Mexico Beach CDC, and Visit Florida has helped to gain the event a national following.

22nd Annual Apalachicola Home and Garden Tour - May 2, 2014 through May 3, 2014

Starts at the square in front of Trinity Episcopal Church, 766th St. and US 98.The event includes touring through out Apalachicola8 homes and 2 gardens, plus the Chapman auditorium. Also locations open will be historic churches, house museums, and public gardens. Friday May 2, 2014 Evensong Service: 5:30 pm Reception: 6:00 pm Saturday May 3, 2014 Tickets sales open 9:30 am Tour 10 am-4 pm Sealed Bid Auction 10 am -2 pm Parrish Hall Lunch 11 am-2pm

Golf Gone Wild - May 3, 2014

The 2014 Golf Gone Wild Golf Tournament to benefit the Florida Wild Mammal Association (FWMA) is set for Saturday, May 3 at the St. James Bay Golf Resort. The Tournament will be an 18-hole Florida Scramble with a shotgun start at 10:00 A.M. Four person teams will compete for cash and prizes. The Golf Gone Wild Hostesses will be on hand to spread the hospitality and insure the players enjoy their round on this beautiful Audubon-sanctioned course that's located just a few miles east of Carrabelle, Florida. Florida Wild Mammal Association, a non-profit 510(c) (3), helps thousands of injured and orphaned wild animals each year in Wakulla and Franklin counties. They receive no government assistance and are entirely supported by private donations. Golf Gone Wild hopes to raise funds to help the staff during the critical and overwhelming spring "baby" season. Entry is $100 per person which covers: Continental breakfast, range (open at 8:00), golf, cart, buffet lunch, cash and prizes to win. To enter please mail or email pro Rob Burlison: 151 Laughing Lane, Carrabelle, FL 32322. rob@stjamesbay.com. To be a sponsor or donor please call John Spohrer (850) 899-1419.

Sunset/Full Moon Climb - May 14, 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.

Forgotten Coast Paddle Jam 2014 - May 16, 2014 through May 18, 2014

Forgotten Coast Paddle Jam 2014 May 16, 17 and 18th - Franklin County Florida love2paddle... paddle2love! Paddle Jam is a festival celebrating the Forgotten Coast through paddle sports, music - food. Paddle Jam is a fluid festival with events happening at various locations in Apalachicola and St. George Island. If you love2paddle we invite you to join with us and paddle2love as we help those in need! Click here to register to attend. WORLD RECORD: Largest Floating KAYAK RAFT During Paddle Jam we will attempt to set a new Guinness Book World Record for the largest floating gathering of kayaks. The current Guinness World Record was set September 24, 2011 when 1,902 kayaks and canoes assembled on Fourth Lake in Inlet, N.Y. On Saturday May 17th, 2014 we attempt to set a World Record on the Apalachicola River aiming to involve "raft up" over 2100+ kayaks. The event will take place at the confluence of the Apalachicola River and the Apalachicola Bay (100 yards north of the Apalachicola Bridge toward the junction of Scipio Creek and Apalachicola River.) Put-in locations will be spaced out at public landing and private marinas along the Apalachicola River. 2100+ Kayaks will gather and be linked by boaters arm in arm or paddle to paddle and assembled for 30 seconds. Paddle: Races and activities Kayak Races - Registration SUP Races -Registration During Paddle Jam you can also register with local outfitters and non-profit organizations for activities such as: Eco tours into the Apalachicola River system Paddling adventures in the Gulf or bay to the barrier islands SUP yoga Jam: Music - Food Paddle Jam will also showcase live local music and local food. You can also attend lectures, visit local museums and parks, shop with the local vendors and stroll the historic district. Paddle Jam offers something for everyone and is for people who are passionate about life on the Forgotten Coast.

Ilse Newell Concert: FC School Band - May 18, 2014

Franklin County Consolidated School Band, Karl Lester Director - usually held outside at the Lafayette Pavillion in Apalachicola

Captain Jack Fishing Tournament - May 24, 2014

Proceeds go to the Capital Area Chapter Red Cross and the Alligator Point/St. Teresa Fire Station. For more info visit www.facebook.com/CaptJackFishing or email captainjacktournament@gmail.com.

2 Day Snapper Tournament - June 7, 2014 through June 8, 2014

$10,000 payout. 1-10 places. C-Quarters Marina, Carrabelle.

Fishermans Choice Annual Kids Fishing Tournament - June 7, 2014

Charles and Rex Pennycuff are hosting their 15th annual Fisherman's Choice Youth Fishing Tournament on June 7th. Kids 16 and under will fish for fresh and saltwater species. Each entry receives a t-shirt, and after the tournament, entrees are invited to attend a cookout at Fisherman's Choice where they will weigh in their fish, eat hot dogs and hamburgers and get some great prizes. In years past, Rex says they gave away 170 rods and reels, tackle boxes and a dozen cast nets. Prizes are given for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th place, and include all major fish species. Entry is free and generally about 200 kids sign up. Call Fisherman's Choice for more information at (850) 670-8808.

Sunset/Full Moon Climb - June 12, 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.

Big Bend Saltwater Classic Fishing Tournament - June 13, 2014 through June 15, 2014

The Big Bend Saltwater Classic fishing tournament was launched in 1989 by The Organization for Artificial Reefs, Inc, (OAR), a private, non-profit, marine interest group based in Tallahassee. The tournament was started by the following individuals;Shawn Abbott, Ron Harrigan, Skip Hood, the late Dave Iacampo, Steve Leukanech, Jim Sapp, Frank Stephenson, and Quill Turk. The family oriented Tournament was intended to serve as OAR's primary fund-raising project. Today, the Tournament is under the direct control of a non-paid board of directors, is incorporated under the laws of the State of Florida as The Big Bend Saltwater Classic Foundation, Inc, and is recognized by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. OAR our parent organization has been a 501(c)(3) organization since 1987. Currently, all of the proceeds derived from the event are used to expand and develop a system of artificial reefs in the Northeastern Gulf of Mexico, OAR's purview of operation.

Sunset/Full Moon Climb - July 12, 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.

C-Quarters Youth Fishing Tournament - July 19, 2014

Kids from all over the South are invited to attend the 9th Annual Youth Fishing Tournament. Open to all kids 16 and younger. Registration is required on-site. Sponsored by Jimmie Crowder of C-Quarters Marina, FishFloridaTag.org and local businesses.