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Events and Activities for Alligator Point and Franklin County Florida

Art from the Sea: Art Exhibit by Robert Simmons - October 14, 2016 through February 25, 2017

“Art From the Sea, Works by Robert Simmons” combines photographs taken using light and electron microscopes with constructed art to illustrate both the beauty of the natural world and man’s impact on the estuarine environment.

Dr. Simmons has long been involved with studies of both the natural and human environments. Studies of interactions between microscopic marine predators, prey, and natural degradation of shells lead to spellbinding images of sea shells rarely seen before. Scanning electron microscopy studies of diatoms and foraminifera illustrate the parallels between natural structures and human design. As an environmental microbiology professional he has studied the effects of human habitation and plastics on the estuarine environment.

‘Art is a vitally important part of science’ is a basic tenet of Simmons’ approach to both disciplines. Visualization of natural processes is essential to a more complete understanding of the issues involved. Images of both natural process and the impact of human activity on these processes illustrate the beauty and mystery to be found exploring aquatic environments.

“Art From The Sea” will be on display from October 14th, until February 25th, 2017.  The public is invited to an opening reception Friday, October 14, 5:00-7:30 pm. The exhibition will continue through February 25, 2017. Free to the public, works can be viewed at the ANERR Nature Center during normal visiting hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm.  For additional information call (850) 670-7700.

Textile Exhibit with Marcie Fuerschbach - October 14, 2016 through November 12, 2016

The Public is invited to Meet Marcie on Saturday, October 29 from 5-7 pm. 

She has been an active quilter for over 30 years and has won awards for her quilts in Sante Fe and Albuquerque, New Mexico.  She especially enjoys the art form of creating quilt blocks and the significant technical challenge of assembling them into a flat geometric design. The quilts in this exhibit will include the first one made for her daughter in 1984 and some that she recently finished this summer, their dimensions range from miniature to king size.  


Apalach Pumpkin Patch - October 15, 2016 through October 31, 2016

The Apalach Pumpkin Patch is hosted by First United Methodist Church of Apalachicola. Come pick your pumpkin on the corner of Avenue E (Highway 98) and Fifth Street.

Celebration of Fort at Prospect Bluff - October 22, 2016

You're invited to the 200th anniversary celebration of the Fort at Propsect Bluff in the Apalachicola National Forest: Saturday, October 22, 2016

This commemorative event at British Fort (Fort Gadsden) National Historic Landmark is free to the public.

Gates open at 10 AM. Closes at 3 PM Eastern Time.

Tour the site and learn from local historians. Commemorative program is 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM. Bring a picnic lunch and have fun exploring all day!

Directions: From Eastpoint travel North on SR 65 to Sumatra, Turn right on Brickyard Road (also Forect Road 129, unpaved). Look for event marked partking.

Lighthouse Lantern Fest - October 22, 2016

Crooked River Lighthouse in Carrabelle, Florida presents LANTERN FEST on Saturday, October 22, 5-10 PM. Shipwreck tales, glowing lanterns, music and night time tower climbs, bring magic & history together! Join us to celebrate another birthday for this 1895 maritime landmark.
Admission: Adult $4, Child $2
Special Evening Tower Climbs: Adult $5, Child $3

Activities include: An exciting original play based on a documented shipwreck on our Forgotten Coast in 1766 (at 8 pm); Musician, Michael Pace; The dazzling TCC Dancers (at 9 pm); Moonlight Tower Climbs; Candle Dipping and Ancient Crafts; Star Gazing with the Tallahassee Astronomers Club; Children's Activities; Enchanting Glowing Lantern Display; Museum and Gift Shop Open; and Good Food and Desserts!

Apalachicola Farmers Market - October 22, 2016

Local seafood, produce, honey, homemade breads, pies, and other regional specialties offered every 2nd and 4th Saturday from 9 AM until 1 PM. If you're interested in being a vendor, please email apalachicolafarmersmarket@gmail.com.

Art Workshop: Johan Hagaman - October 24, 2016 through October 28, 2016

Shaping Our Intangibles: Workshop in creative process and concrete sculpture with Johan Hagaman
October 24, 2016 to October 28, 2016 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM (ET) ?Apalachicola Center for History, Culture and Art, 86 Water Street ?

Energize your creativity through drawing and sculpture, allowing process to open your doors of possibilities.  We will do spontaneous drawings, and make a variety of sculptural forms, discussing process and particulars---finding our own voices and visions.  We will wander and wonder and share.  All levels welcome.  We are all beginners, however, we must limit this class to 10 attendees. ?Cost; $625 per attendee with a deposit of $250 due at registration and remainder Monday, September 26, 2016.   ?Paypal or check payable to Apalachicola School of Art.  Please mail your deposit to: Apalachicola School of Art, PO Box 86, Apalachicola, Florida 32329 

Caring for Trees Workshop - October 27, 2016

Trees play an import role in Apalachicola’s appeal. Whether it is a 200 year-old moss draped oak tree, or a huge magnolia our urban forest contributes aesthetically to the city’s overall appeal and our historic landscape. Trees also provide shade, add value to our homes, and they have many ecological benefits. Come hear tree experts Stan Rosenthal and Sam Hand discuss tree biology, tree care above and below the ground. They will discuss common problems and how to solve them, plus modern dangers trees face.  Join us on October 27th, 5:30-7:00 pm at Trinity Episcopal Church, Benedict Hall on 6th Street and Avenue D. This workshop is sponsored by the Apalachicola Area Historical Society, the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve, Apalachicola Planning and Zoning Board, and the City of Apalachicola.  For more information, call Anita Grove at (850) 670-7708 or Anita.Grove@dep.state.fl.us

Stan Rosenthal retired from the University of Florida-IFAS/Leon County Extension as a Forestry Extension Agent where he had worked since 1995.  Prior he worked for the Florida Division of Forestry in Leon County beginning in 1988. He also worked for the Florida Division of Forestry in other areas of Florida. He has a BS degree in Forest Management from the University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point.  Stan Rosenthal certifications include being TRAQ certified by ISA (Tree Risk Assessment Qualification) (International Society of Arboriculture) Mr. Rosenthal has received numerous awards and recognitions, including the Forester of the Year.

Sam Hand is an Associate Professor of Extension Florida A&M University. A Registered Landscape Architect, a Registered Consulting Arborist with the American Society of Consulting Arborists and a Certified Arborist with the International Society of Arboriculture.

Compass Communication Workshop - October 28, 2016

10:00am - 3:00pm
Learn how to communicate your science to leadership, journalists and the general public. Scientist and researchers will learn how to reach audiences and communicate their messages in a clear and concise way.  For more information, call Anita Grove at (850) 670-7708 or Anita.Grove@dep.state.fl.us.

Apalachicola Historic Ghostwalk - October 29, 2016

Hauntings will abound at Apalachicola's Chestnut Street Cemetery on Saturday, October 29 when local history enthusiasts don the garb and take on the persona of the cemetery's more notable inhabitants to tell their tale of life in Apalachicola more than 100 years ago.

The Ghostwalk will be held 6:30-8:30 pm. at the Chestnut Street Cemetery on Hwy 98 in Apalachicola. Tickets sold the night of the event at the main entrance on Hwy 98 or advance tickets may be purchased online at : www.apalachicolahistoricalsociety.org.

Admission is $5 children under 12 free with an adult all proceeds will be used for cemetery restoration.

Autos & Oysters Auto Show - October 29, 2016

The Autos and Oysters Car Show, on Saturday, October 29, 2016, will showcase the cars of local collectors and will also attract enthusiasts from throughout the region. The show will be followed by a sock hop on the City Docks on Saturday night featuring local refreshments, music, and oysters. It promises to be a fun, family-friendly weekend for all!

The Sock Hop will be held at Riverfront Park, and the Car Show will be held on Water Street. Both events are free and open to the public. To register for the car show click here to download a registration form.

Download a PDF version of the flyer.

PACKAGE DEALS for Autos & Oysters Car Show - October 28-30, 2016

Stay with one of our participating lodging providers...
Water Street Hotel ($15 off nightly rate)
Coombs House Inn ($20 off nightly rate)
The Flat at 49 Palmetto ($15 off nightly rate; 2 night minimum)

And receive coupons for shopping and dining discounts!
10% off your meal at Tamara’s Café
10% off your meal at Tamara’s Tapas Bar
10% off your purchase of $10 or more at Apalach Outfitters
10% off your purchase of $10 or more at The Tin Shed Nautical Antiques

Pokemon Go Meet-Up - November 3, 2016

Come and join the Pokemon Trainers of Franklin County Florida for an afternoon of Pokemon Go.

Apalachicola features five Pokemon Gyms and dozens of Poke Stops within easy walking distance of downtown and there are lots of rare water Pokemon lurking along the river. Aerodactyls, Vaporenes and Tauros have all been spotted recently. Local businesses will provide charging stations for players free of charge.

Meet up at the Fort Coombs Armory (corner of Fourth Street and Avenue D) at 3 p.m. on Thursday, November 3. Register for a chance to win a Level 35 account and other cool prizes including passes to the carnival rides for the Florida Seafood Festival that evening. Drawing at the end of the Pokemon event, 6 p.m. All ages are invited to participate. Bring your fully charged smartphone!

There’s plenty to do while visiting Apalachicola!
The 53rd annual Florida Seafood Festival takes place the same weekend and will offer awesome rides in their carnival section. The festival fun continues on Friday with delicious seafood, arts and crafts exhibits, seafood related events and Christian music entertainment by Ardent Worship and The Shepards. Saturday’s events include a 5k run, parade along Highway 98, more tasty seafood, exhibits and country music entertainment by Rodney Atkins. Sunday the carnival will be open again for rides.

The Recollections in Concert - November 4, 2016

Friday, November 4, 2016 at 7:30 pm
Jazz at it's best!
$10.00 cover / BYOB Information: 952-491-0131

Florida Seafood Festival - November 4, 2016 through November 5, 2016

The Florida Seafood Festival is a two day event annually drawing tens of thousands of visitors to the historic town of Apalachicola in scenic Franklin County. 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, Musical Entertainment. Some of the notable events include Oyster Eating and Oyster Shucking contest, Blue Crab Races, Photo Contest, Parade, 5k Redfish Run, The Blessing of the Fleet, History of the Festival Exhibit and Tonging For Treasure.

Apalachicola Downtown Oyster Roast - November 4, 2016

Love oysters? Don't miss the 12th annual Downtown Oyster Roast on November 6st,  6:00 to 9:00 pm in  Apalachicola. This enchanting event, sponsored by the Apalachicola Bay Chamber of Commerce, will feature roasted oysters, oysters on the half shell, creamy artichoke, oyster and thyme soup, fresh local shrimp, blue crabs, salad greens and fantastic desserts.  Dine under the stars next to the Apalachicola River.  Local blues man Joe Hutchinson will provide live entertainment.Tickets are $60 each.  For tickets call (850) 653-9419 or email execdirector@apalachicolabay.org.

Oysters Workshop - November 10, 2016

1:00-4:00 pm
Discover the important role oysters play in the health of Apalachicola Bay. We will learn about what makes Apalachicola Bay so ideal for growing oysters, what gives our oysters their distinct a taste and how oysters benefit the ecosystem.  Please register in advance. For more information, contact Emily Jackson at 850-670-7743 or send an email to emily.a.jackson@dep.state.fl.us or Anita Grove at (850) 670-7708 or Anita.Grove@dep.state.fl.us.

Holiday Art Show - November 11, 2016

Fine Art, Sculpture, and Musical Programs sponsored by the Carrabelle Artists Assoc. Gallery Exhibit of Carrabelle Area Artists. Opening reception begins at 7 PM.

CGJM WWII Museum Dance, Auction & Golf Tournament - November 11, 2016 through November 12, 2016

The 6th Annual Camp Gordon Johnston WWII Museum USO Dance/Silent Auction & Golf Tournament to be held November 11-12, 2016: a two-day salute to America’s Veterans and our First Responders at St. Joseph Bay Golf Club.

As part of a full weekend event, a USO style dance and Silent Auction will be held Friday, November 11 at 6PM ET with hamburgers & hotdogs, and a beer or wine, for a $20.00 entry fee.  A cash bar for spirits will also be available and live music by “Crossroads Band”.  The Silent Auction will include area hotel and vacation stays, and a half day Fishing Excursion. 

A benefit golf tournament will then be held Saturday, November 12, 2016 with proceeds to support the Camp Gordon Johnston WWII Museum and the ST. Joseph Bay Golf Club.  The club is open to the public and the tournament will be a 4-player, scramble format, kicking off at 11:30AM ET with a short ceremony to honor America’s Veterans and First Responders, and golf at 12:00 noon ET, shotgun start.  Music, a meal and awards ceremony will follow.  Cash prizes for the tournament will include $400 to the first place team, $350 for second place, and $200 for third place. (depending on number of participants) A Hole-In-One Challenge will offer a $10,000 cash prize.

The Camp Gordon Johnston WWII Museum has been honored by Smithsonian Magazine for eleven straight years and is dedicated to preserving the memories of the amphibious soldiers who trained at the camp, which is located in Carrabelle, Fl.  The museum houses over 7,000 square feet of artifacts, vehicles, photos, memorabilia and memories of the soldiers, sailors, and other military, as well as civilian personnel who trained at the camp during the WWII years.

Hole sponsorships are available and tournament registration information can be found at www.stjoebaygolf.com, or by calling 850-227-1751.  A special “Honoring/Memorial” sponsorship is also available for those who wish to name their special loved ones who served in the military, or a first responder.


Apalachicola Farmers Market - November 12, 2016

Local seafood, produce, honey, homemade breads, pies, and other regional specialties offered every 2nd and 4th Saturday from 9 AM until 1 PM. If you're interested in being a vendor, please email apalachicolafarmersmarket@gmail.com.

Holiday Art Show - November 12, 2016

Sumi-E Workshop 1 PM {Chinese Ink Brushwork} Ornament making. Sponsored by the Carrabelle Artist Association.