Events and Activities for Alligator Point and Franklin County Florida
The Carrabelle History Museum will present a special exhibit beginning in March about the history of salt in Florida. From uses during the Civil War and salt's role in early Florida settlements, the exhibit will feature early artifacts and memorabilia including vintage salt shakers. Visit the Carrabelle History Museum at 106 Avenue B, SE, in the heart of downtown. The Museum is one block south of US98. Turn south on Marine Street and left (east) at the first corner. The Museum is the third building on your left. We are within walking distance to the Carrabelle Visitors Center and the World's Smallest Police Station.The Carrabelle History Museum is open Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 10 am to 5 pm. We gladly open any other day by appointment except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years. Just call 850-697-2141 or 850-524-1153 to arrange a tour. Field trips and buses are welcome. Entry to the Museum is free but donations are always welcome.
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.
Spend three days with American Artist, James Richards, capturing the beauty of Apalachicola. Develop a deeper understanding for the nature of light and its effects on value and color, and how to quickly capture the essence of a scene in plein air. Along with being a premier landscape painter James is highly sought after for his instruction and teaches workshops across the country and Europe.Each of the three days of intense study will feature demonstrations, discussions, individual painting, one on onetime at students easels, and critiques .About the Artist, James Richards is driven by a passionateconnection with nature and a deep sense of obligation to relay his vision in the most truthfulmanner possible. Teaching and sharing his knowledge, James considers to be his primarypurpose as an artist. Thus, he teaches workshops around the world and hosts amentoring program at his studio in Atlanta.A self taught artist, James has spent years studying the nuances of paint which has givenhim a keen sense of understanding and control over the medium. James is an advocate ofpainting from life and spends his time traveling the world in search of new inspiration.He has won multiple national awards and is regarded as one of the top painters andinstructors in the country.$365 per person, $200 deposit required,due with registration.Check payable to Apalachicola School of Art. Mail deposit to: Apalachicola School of Art, PO Box 86, Apalachicola, Florida 32329Supply list: James uses a very limited palette of four colors. The primaries and white.Paints: Lucas 1862: :Ultramarine Blue, Cadmium Lemon YellowLucas Studio: Titanium White, VermillionAlternative colors: any quality brand paint will work. Vermillion can be substituted by cad red light, and Lemon yellow by cad yellow light.Portable easel, palette, brushes, palette knife, paper towels, brush cleaner w/mineral spirits, paper and drawing pencil.Canvas- James recommends smaller paintings for learning. 5x7 to 12x16. Shoot for at least two paintings a day. www.jrichardsstudio.com
The Carrabelle Artists Association is presenting its Annual Coastal Art Tour in conjunction with Camp Gordon Johnston Days in March. Various art exhibits and demonstrations will be presented at participating galleries, studios, and shops Saturday, March 8th. On Friday evening, March 7th a reception with live music will be held at the Rio Carrabelle where maps may be obtained. From Carrabelle Beach to St James, more than twenty artists at ten locations will be participating and demonstrating fine art, portrait drawing, sculpture and pottery. Maps and information will be available at the Carrabelle Chamber of Commerce, Carrabelle City Hall, the Franklin County Senior Center and each participating location. Also on Facebook. For information call Bill Owen at 850 653 6426 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Annual Camp Gordon Johnston Days reunion was established to celebrate the historic Carrabelle wartime museum and the service of veterans, from WWII and beyond. Veterans and their families are invited to join us in Carrabelle from Friday, March 7, 2014 through Saturday, March 8th, 2014. View our promo video for this event by clicking here. On the evening of the 7th The Camp Gordon Johnston Post 82, American Legion in Lanark Village, will host a Low Country Boil for all WWII veterans, active duty troops, American Legion members and their guests. Live music will add to the evening festivities. All veterans are encouraged to attend this event. On Saturday, March 8th All participants are invited to begin the day with breakfast at the Masonic Lodge in Carrabelle, located on NE 1st street. Breakfast will be served starting at 0700 hours and will be free to active duty troops and WWII veterans. All others will pay $7.00 at the door. At approximately 10 A.M., a large parade celebration will again be held on Highway 98 in Carrabelle, and will feature WWII vehicles, tanks and modern military equipment. Civic groups and re-enactors will also participate in the parade festivities. The public is cordially invited to attend and watch the parade, paying special tribute to veterans in all branches of service and from all wartime and peacetime efforts. A highlight of the weekend will be Saturday evenings Camp Gordon Johnston Days Dinner Dance. On the evening of the 8th, 6:00 P.M., Join us above the C-Quaters Marina, on Hwy 98, Carabelle, Fl. for an evening of fun overlooking the beautifull Carrabelle River as we gather to celebrate the World War II era with veterans, family and friends! Admission is $10.00 per person, no charge for WWII and Active Duty Troops. The dinner will include: a southern style meal, served with Tea or Coffee (or bring a beverage of your choice) dance with a DJ local live entertainment The public is invited to attend this event and can also sponsor a dinner for a soldier. Tickets will be available prior to the event. For information and tickets, please call 850 - 697- 8575. The CGJ museum will be open for visitors on Friday, March 7th until 5 P.M., but closed Saturday morning, March 8th so that all may join in the parade activities. It will reopen to the public Saturday afternoon. The Museum is closed on Sundays. The Annual Camp Gordon Johnston Days reunion was established to celebrate the historic Carrabelle wartime museum and the service of veterans, from WWII and beyond.
Saturday, March 8 at 8 PM Spectacular tribute artist Todd Allen Herendeen returns with his Follow That Dream Band for their 5 th Season at the Dixie. An outstanding and talented performer, Todd is an incredible showman and he and his Family are here one night only...so be sure to catch our much loved friends joined by Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison and more.
In the Grass, On the Reef: Oyster Doctors Documentary Premiere Screening Saturday, March 8 at 4 pm ET at the Ft. Coombs Armory, Apalachicola This WFSU original production follows four years of research into the ecology of the coast. When the Apalachicola Bay oyster fishery collapses, Dr. David Kimbro and his crew set out to investigate the cause. The tools they use are adapted from research conducted by he and his colleague, Dr. Randall Hughes, into fear on the oyster reef. Oyster Doctors examines the value of scientific research. Does it matter if predators scare mud crabs into not eating oysters? Does this science only have value when the techniques developed are used to help restore an economically important resource? Set against the backdrop of Floridas spectacular Forgotten Coast, our researchers failures and triumphs lead to unexpected discoveries and an ever-expanding string of questions about the inner workings of our coasts. Youll never look at your seafood the same way again. Register to attend by clicking here.
Study and Paint the beautiful Forgotten Coast of Apalachicola, Fl. and the surrounding area in this three day Plein Air workshop with Hodges Soileau. In this painting workshop, the instructor will impart some of the principals that he uses and considers most important, whether one is working in oils, or any medium that uses color. The principals of shape, value, edges, and color temperature are what are most important. The importance of understanding the effect temperature of light has on color will be explained, stressed and demonstrated. Increasing ones observation skills, as they relate to these principals is extremely important.Hodges will demonstrate how to begin a painting in different ways. There is no one best way to do this. One must remain open to the possibilities, depending on the situation, and temperament of the artist. One should have options in their arsenal that allows them to tackle any subject. This may at times require a different approach. This should also prevent one from becoming a formula painter.Last, but not least is the importance of trying to have fun with paint. It should certainly be fun……or why do it!Cost, $375.00 per student, $200 deposit due with registration.Check payable to Apalachicola School of Art. Mail deposit to: Apalachicola School of Art, PO Box 86, Apalachicola, Florida 32329 Recommended Materials ListPalette:1. Titanium white2. Cad yellow pale3. Cad yellow deep4. Yellow Ochre5. Raw Sienna6. Cad Red , or Cad Red Medium7. Permanent Alizarin Crimson8. Indian red, or Terra Rosa9. Burnt Sienna10. Cobalt Blue11. Ultra Marine blue deep12. Viridian Green13. Ivory Black, or Paynes GreyThis is an open palette. Most painting is done with a very limited palette. If participants have a palette they are comfortable with….that is fine. Palettes and color choices will be discussed.Brushes are very personal. My recommendation is to have a variety of sizes in Bristle and sable type brushes.Solvent: An odorless mineral spirit…brand of your choice for cleaning brushes. Container for solvent, and a roll of paper towels.Painting medium: When I use a medium, I use the Ralph Mayer formula, one part stand oil, one part Damar varnish, and 5 parts mineral spirits. Painting medium is not necessary for painting….again, it is a choice, and reasons for using it will be discussed.Supports to paint on: Participants choice. Gesso panels, oil primed panels, stretched linen or canvas.Recommend providing their own portable outdoor type easel. www.hodgessoileau.com
The 13th Annual Eastpoint Volunteer Fire Department Charity Rib Cookoff. Saturday March 15th at the fire house in Eastpoint, Florida at Vroom Park. The event is located at the corner of 6th St and CC Land Rd in Eastpoint, one block north of US Hwy 98. This years event promises to be the biggest ever with our competitors cooking more ribs than ever.This year there will be a carnival for kids and adults. The Carnival will start Friday and go through Saturday afternoon. As usual there will be lots of great ribs and pulled pork with all the trimmings and Oma's Apple Dumplings are always a big hit. If you would like to enter the rib competition or just volunteer some time to help, contact any Fire Dept member. For more info or to join contact us at email@example.com or call 850-670-9000.Free admission and the gates open at 9:00 am. BBQ dinners will be served from 11:00 am till its all gone. For more information or to enter the cookoff or be a sponsor contact George Pruett at 850-670-9000 or by E-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The best place to celebrate St Patrick's Day is St. James Bay Golf Resort! Enjoy the sights, sounds and tastes of Ireland. Soak up a bit of Irish culture and Scottish!!!!! Toasts to St. Patrick will flow! It is a night not to be missed. Good craic is guaranteed with great food and drink and frivolity. The McIlroys - John, Patti - Katie will entertain with traditional and contemporary Irish - Scottish music. Scottish Highland bag pipes, fiddle, flute, bodhrans, guitar and great vocals. Saturday, March 15 beginning at 7:00 pm. No cover charge, dinner reservations are required. Call 850-697-5050 for reservations.
The Carrabelle Lighthouse Association kicks off its 2014 movie night season with a St. Patrick's Day showing of the film "The Secret of Roan Inish at the Crooked River Lighthouse part. Bring your chairs, there will be light refreshments available for this free family event. More details at crookedriverlighthouse.org
Saturday, March 15 at 8 PMThank you St. Paddy! After the Ned Devines made their final appearance in 2013 right here at the Dixie, we thought Irish music might be tricky. Never fear, Tim Kerns put together some of the best musicians around and a new vocalist to make sure we stay on track and walk the Sligo Line.
Authors in Apalach is in its third year, offering an event that gathers authors, photographers, historians and others who live in or otherwise represent this wonderful "Forgotten Coast" area. As a uniquely historical "Old Florida" town, Apalachicola and its surrounding natural environs, inspires many creative people, and those attending will be sure to be inspired too. This year's event will honor the works of two retired professors whose writings about Apalachicola are the basis of much that we know about our history. Numerous other authors will represent fictional and non-fiction works based North Florida. The Fort Coombs Armory will be open with authors and booksellers from 10AM to 5PM, with a reception to follow. Forums on history, writing and publishing, children's books and environment writing will occur throughout the day. The event is free to the public. Click here for the promo video!
The Paddle Florida Ochlockonee adventure begins at Ed and Bernice's Fish Camp with overnights at Huey P. Arnold County Park, Whitehead Lake, Mack Landing, Womack Creek and Ochlockonee River State Park. Trail's end is at Bald Point State Park, 76 miles down the river. For more information, visit paddleflorida.org Paddle Florida Lite: Four days or less: $100/person per day + $50 for end-of-trip shuttle for paddler and boat.Join Paddle Florida for six days on north Florida's Ochlockonee River, part of Florida's statewide trail system managed by the Florida Dept. of Environmental Protection Office of Greenways and Trails. March 15-21 , 2014, on the Ochlockonee RiverDistance: 76 miles Registration: $300/adult;$275/Senior; College Student$250/Youth 8-17Child (7 and under) free Meals: $175Shuttle: Beginning- or end-of-trip shuttle Ð $25/person $25/boat
Joyce Guyer, Soprano and Bianca Lupsha, Piano
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.
Join us for a volunteer-led 4th Saturday Paddle. We'll explore one of the many creeks or tributaries of the mighty Apalachicola River, and sometimes the mighty Apalachicola River itself. Most of these trips are suitable for paddlers of many different levels of skill and experience. Just let us know what your level is, and we'll almost always be able to accommodate you. On those rare occasions that require more skill, we'll suggest a future trip that's more suitable.A typical trip starts with a gathering at Indian Creek Park in Eastpoint around 9 AM. After counting heads and getting all the equipment needs straight, the group then departs for the actual paddling location. Return to Indian Creek Park is typically around 1 PM.We have kayaks available on first-reserve, first-get basis. Each one-person kayak includes a PFD (personal floatation device) and paddle. If you bring your own kayak, don't forget your own paddle and PFD, which must be worn at all times while on the water. Please plan to reserve your space (and your kayak, if needed) at least two days in advance. Reservations for 4th Saturday Paddle trips can be requested by email or by calling the Apalachicola Riverkeeper office at 850-653-8936. Prior to the paddle, the trip organizer will contact paddlers and provide them with additional details (time, point of departure, weather uncertainties, etc.).Paddle trips are FREE to our members, and $30 each to non-members (which gives you an annual membership for your family, so any other trips are free for 1 full year).
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. Click here to view the promo video!
Saturday, March 22 at 8 PMFlorida's premiere performer returns for his 4 th Season and we couldn't be happier! Del is an award-winning singer/songwriter/guitarist...one of those individuals who may come on stage as a stranger, but leaves it a friend. Danica Winter, Pete Winter, Chuck Parker gracing the stage as well, yea!!
The Supporters of St. Vincent will once again sponsor their annual open house on March 28 to provide a day of easy access to Franklin County's unique St. Vincent Island National Wildlife Refuge for people to enjoy a free full day of nature-related activities from 9 am to 3 pm. This is a special opportunity for those who are one with the earth as there is no bridge to the island and the only way non-boaters can access the island (during daylight hours) is by way of the St. Vincent Island Shuttle Service (850-229-1065). On March 28 free transport to/from the Island will be provided departing from the Indian Pass public boat ramp.To locate the boat ramp just travel to the Indian pass Raw Bar on C-30 from either Port St. Joe or Apalachicola and take the only turn toward the Gulf of Mexico. Guided tours and exhibits will allow people to learn about the Island's protected wildlife, diverse ecosystems, and history as well as enjoy the unspoiled beauty of this unique, pristine, uninhabited refuge. These services, including educational talks/discussions, will be provided by numerous volunteers from the Supporters and various community organizations. The guided tours will be both walking and vehicular. Light snacks and bottled water will be available. It is important to remember that this is a primitive site and you should come prepared with comfortable shoes, protection against sun and insects, and water the sponsors provide some, but it is highly suggested you bring additional. Also, sign-ups are limited and you have to be physically present at the sign-up desk on the Island in order to get a spot. No reservations or "saving" of spots can be accommodated. The barge will begin taking visitors to the Island at 9 am. Coming early will guarantee transport to the island as it will be on a first-come, first-served basis as there are a maximum number of people allowed on the Island at one time. Sign-ups for each event will be at a table on the Island - again, first-come, first-served. Take special care to have a watch with you, especially if you want to explore on your own. Sponsors warn, Everyone MUST be off the Island by 3:00. No exceptions. You REALLY do not want to be stranded here. Trust us. This event is subject to cancellation dependant on weather and seas. Cancellation will be advertised on local radio - WOYS Oyster Radio 100.5 FM. Contact email: email@example.com Exhibitors include ANERR (Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve), St Marks National Wildlife Refuge, St Marks Photo Club, Riverkeepers, Florida Park Service, St George Island Lighthouse Assn., Panama City Fish - Wildlife Service, University of Florida Marine Turtle Research Group, Supporters of St Vincent, Artists on site painting "en plein air".
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