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"When Trash Meets the Sea" Exhibit - August 21, 2015 through October 19, 2015

The Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve is hosting a new thought-provoking free exhibit, “When Trash Meets the Sea,” that explores how everyday trash ends up in local rivers, bays and oceans, and its negative impact on wildlife.

Of the 275 million metric tons of plastic waste generated in 2010, it is estimated that 8 million metric tons ended up in the ocean. This exhibit illustrates how that process takes place and ways to reduce marine debris.

“We hope this exhibit brings an awareness to sources of debris and the impacts that debris has on wildlife in Apalachicola Bay and around the world," said Jennifer Harper, manager at the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve. “We hope visitors to this exhibit will walk away with a greater understanding of why reducing waste is important and ways they can incorporate that principle into their everyday life.” 

Visit Tuesdays – Saturdays from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. until Oct. 19, 2015.

Movie Showing at Camp Gordon Johnston WWII Museum - August 29, 2015

Showing in the Camp Gordon Johnston WWII Museum Movie Theatre, Saturday at 1015 hours, August 29, 2015

This is one of the all-time great classic movies of its genre. Unlike most Hollywood movies that use historical events as backgrounds for sappy and insipid love stories, the main “character” of this movie is the event itself. For the Battle of Guadalcanal is one of the key battles in all of history. This momentous event, which took place at the same time the Soviet Union was battling the Germans at Stalingrad, marked the end of Japanese expansion in the south Pacific and the beginning of the process that would lead to Japan’s ultimate defeat. It should also be noted that the Battle for Guadalcanal was entirely an American operation, fought several thousands miles away from home and against an implacable enemy that had months, if not years, to prepare their defenses. Moreover, this battle took place just months after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. The acting is great, the story compelling and is all-in-all a movie that is definitely worth watching.

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.

SGI Lighthouse Full Moon Climb - August 29, 2015

Climb to the top of the Cape St. George Light to watch the sunset and the rise of the full moon. The Sunset/Full Moon Climb includes light hors d'oeuvres and a sparkling cider toast to the full moon.  Cost is $15.00 for the general public and $10.00 for members of the St. George Lighthouse Association. After sunset, people are invited to climb to the top of the lighthouse for a breathtaking view of the full moon, as space and time permit.  Cost is $10.00 for the general public and $5.00 for SGLA members. Because space is limited, reservations are recommended.  For reservations or more information, please contact the Lighthouse Gift Shop at 850-927-7745.

Free Fishing Day - September 5, 2015

Free fishing days provide an excellent opportunity for parents who don't yet have licenses to take youth fishing, or avid anglers to introduce a friend to fishing without having to purchase a license. On these days, the fishing license requirement is waived for all recreational anglers (residents and non-residents).

All other rules (e.g., seasons, bag and size limits) apply. 

License-free freshwater days for 2015 and beyond

  • First Saturday and Sunday in April
  • Second Saturday and Sunday in June

License-free saltwater days for 2015 and beyond

  • First Saturday and Sunday in June
  • First Saturday in September
  • Saturday following Thanksgiving

The saltwater waiver applies to any recreational harvest requiring a saltwater fishing license (e.g., crabbing, lobstering, scalloping, etc.) as well as fishing from shore or a boat. A snook or spiny lobster permit are not required on these days.

Apalachicola Farmers Market - September 12, 2015

Local seafood, produce, herbs, and honey, homemade breads and pies, along with other regional specialties will be fare offered at the Apalachicola Farmers Market which opens July 11 from 9 am to 1 pm at the Mill Pond Pavilion, located at the north end of Market Street in Historic Apalachicola.

The Farmers Market will be open the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month at the Pavillion, which overlooks the historic Scipio Creek boat basin.

Browse the market for goodies such as tomato pie, local eggs, homemade jams, jellies, salsa and barbeque sauce, locally-produced soaps, handmade turquoise jewelry, and perennials. 

Enjoy music with your friends and neighbors in a beautiful setting by the water. Relax under the live oaks that grace the Farmers Market on the Mill Pond off Scipio Creek.  

From the blinking light in Apalachicola Center, the Farmers Market is just down Market Street less than a mile. 

Interested in becoming a vendor or volunteer?  Email apalachicolafarmersmarket@gmail.com to be a part of this vibrant community.

Early People of the Forgotten Coast - September 12, 2015

The Carrabelle History Museum and Historical Society presents: “Early People of the Forgotten Coast: 1500 to 1800“on Saturday, September 12th.  Our three speakers will cover 300 years of local history in three hours! Dr. Madeline Carr, Dr. Joe Knetsch and James Levy are walking encyclopedias of Florida History. 

Our spring program covered the first people to inhabit our coast. This program will pick up where we left off, covering a time when Europeans were exploring our state, remaining Native Americans were learning to trade and work with them, and African Americans were seeking safe havens.  Starting with the Spaniards arriving in St. Marks, to the destruction of the colony at the old British fort on the Apalachicola River, our guest experts will introduce us to some fascinating characters.

An exhibit of black powder weapons used during that time period will be on display and ship wreck artifact conservator James Levy will be available to answer questions about his impressive collection.

This free program will be held from 10 am to 2 pm on Saturday at the FranklinCounty Senior Center in Carrabelle located at 201 NW Avenue F.  It is sponsored by the Franklin County Public Library, the Apalachicola Municipal Library and funded in part by Carrabelle CARES, the City of Carrabelle and the Franklin County Tourist Development Council.

For More Information contact: Carrabelle History Museum 850-697-2141 or Tamara Allen 850-524-1153

Rock By The Sea Charity Music Fest - September 24, 2015 through September 26, 2015

Rock By The Sea & Now I Play Along Too present this charity music festival to benefit Now I Play Along Too and Franklin County Library.
The three-day event, hosted at Harry A's on St. George Island, will eature artists including Melodime, Steve Everett, Stephen Kellogg, Tony Lucca, Paul McDonald, Amy Gerhartz, Brian Fechino, Tim Brantley, Hey Monea!, The Georgia Flood and The Blues Factor. Activities include a Scavenger Hunt and Golf with a Musician.

National Estuaries Day - September 25, 2015

It's all about the Bay on Sept 25 as the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve (ANERR) celebrates National Estuaries Day at its Nature/Visitor Center in Eastpoint. The festivities will run from 1:30-6 p.m. and will feature family-friendly activities, touch tanks, fun and educational games.  The Visitor Center is located near the St. George Island Bridge at 108 Island Drive, Eastpoint.

Heritage Dinner - September 25, 2015

The Apalachicola Muncipal Library and Apalachicola Area Historical Society will host a Heritage Dinner on September 25. New York Times Bestelling Author Karen White will be the featured guest. The event will be held at the Robert Lindsley Gallery in Apalachicola. The evening of local cuisine, wine and literature, will also feature a special unveiling of Apalachicola's new library design and the kickoff of the project's capital fundraising campaign. 

Paddling Trip - September 26, 2015

Join the Apalachicola Riverkeepers on their monthly paddling trip on September 26 in and around the Apalachicola River and Bay. The trips are free to members and $30 for non-members. In addition to their monthly paddling trips, the Apalachicola Riverkeepers are also hosting longer paddling excursions (10+) miles which are best suited for paddlers with experience. 

CGJM: National Museum Day - September 26, 2015

This marks the ninth consecutive year that the Camp Gordon Johnston WWII Museum has been asked to participate in the Smithsonian Magazine’s Annual National Museum Day. The museum is located in the Carrabelle Municipal Complex, at 1001 Gray Ave., Carrabelle, Florida. We will be welcoming visitors from 10 A.M. until 4 P.M. Come view our ever-growing exhibits. Our gift shop will be open all day. Hear live music and enjoy free refreshments!

As always, admission is by donation. You can learn more about the Camp Gordon Johnston WWII Museum and download directions at  www.campgordonjohnston.com. For further information on National Museum Day, please visit Smithsonianmagazine.com/museumday.

Apalachicola Farmers Market - September 26, 2015

Local seafood, produce, herbs, and honey, homemade breads and pies, along with other regional specialties will be fare offered at the Apalachicola Farmers Market which opens July 11 from 9 am to 1 pm at the Mill Pond Pavilion, located at the north end of Market Street in Historic Apalachicola.

The Farmers Market will be open the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month at the Pavillion, which overlooks the historic Scipio Creek boat basin.

Browse the market for goodies such as tomato pie, local eggs, homemade jams, jellies, salsa and barbeque sauce, locally-produced soaps, handmade turquoise jewelry, and perennials. 

Enjoy music with your friends and neighbors in a beautiful setting by the water. Relax under the live oaks that grace the Farmers Market on the Mill Pond off Scipio Creek.  

From the blinking light in Apalachicola Center, the Farmers Market is just down Market Street less than a mile. 

Interested in becoming a vendor or volunteer?  Email apalachicolafarmersmarket@gmail.com to be a part of this vibrant community.

SGI Lighthouse Full Moon Climb - September 27, 2015

Climb to the top of the Cape St. George Light to watch the sunset and the rise of the full moon. The Sunset/Full Moon Climb includes light hors d'oeuvres and a sparkling cider toast to the full moon.  Cost is $15.00 for the general public and $10.00 for members of the St. George Lighthouse Association. After sunset, people are invited to climb to the top of the lighthouse for a breathtaking view of the full moon, as space and time permit.  Cost is $10.00 for the general public and $5.00 for SGLA members. Because space is limited, reservations are recommended.  For reservations or more information, please contact the Lighthouse Gift Shop at 850-927-7745.

Field Studies to Studio Painting: Hodges Soileau - September 28, 2015 through September 30, 2015

This workshop will allow the participants to spend the first day and a half on location doing field studies to take into the studio.  The second half of the workshop, field studies will be used to do a larger studio painting.  Instructor will demonstrate, and provide personal attention  to each student in the field, and in the studio.

Whatever Floats Your Boat Regatta - October 3, 2015

t’s time once again for you to challenge your friends, your family, and your colleagues to build boats out of stuff that any normal person would take to the dump and enter them in the Whatever Floats Your Boat Regatta at the Florida State University Coastal and Marine Laboratory. Boats can be as artistic or as ugly as you want to make them. Just build ‘em and they will float . . . more or less.

You landlubbers will be busy ashore cheering on the captains and crews of these outrageously constructed vessels as they sail, row, or scull around the course, topple over, or slowly sink into Apalachee Bay. Watch the Regatta from various shoreline vantage points around the lab on either side of the boat basin. Enjoy good food, have loads of fun, all while learning about recycling and how to reduce the impact of plastics in our marine environments.

Apalachicola Riverfront Film Festival - October 10, 2015

Join us for a unique film festival experience on the majestic Apalachicola River beneath October’s full moon, as we celebrate the art and love of film-making while enjoying the outdoors! This event features independent short films from around the world, local films, documentaries and student films. There is something for everyone to enjoy with film genres ranging from environmental documentaries to comedies, dramas, animation and music videos.

Apalachicola Farmers Market - October 10, 2015

Local seafood, produce, herbs, and honey, homemade breads and pies, along with other regional specialties will be fare offered at the Apalachicola Farmers Market open 9 am to 1 pm at the Mill Pond Pavilion, located at the north end of Market Street in Historic Apalachicola.

The Farmers Market will be open the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month at the Pavillion, which overlooks the historic Scipio Creek boat basin.

Browse the market for goodies such as tomato pie, local eggs, homemade jams, jellies, salsa and barbeque sauce, locally-produced soaps, handmade turquoise jewelry, and perennials. 

Enjoy music with your friends and neighbors in a beautiful setting by the water. Relax under the live oaks that grace the Farmers Market on the Mill Pond off Scipio Creek.  

From the blinking light in Apalachicola Center, the Farmers Market is just down Market Street less than a mile. 

Interested in becoming a vendor or volunteer?  Email apalachicolafarmersmarket@gmail.com to be a part of this vibrant community.

Blues in the Lot - October 10, 2015

15th Annual Blues in the Lot Saturday October 10th 11:30-6:00pm in Downtown Apalachicola in front of the Apalachicola Sponge Company between Commerce and Water Streets on Ave D. This will be the best concert yet, celebrating Blues music in Apalachicola.

Apalach Oktoberfest - October 11, 2015

Prost! Apalachicola's second annual Oktoberfest celebration will be held Columbus Day Weekend in Apalachicola, culminating on October 11, 2015 from Noon to 9PM at Bowery Station in the historic Bowery District of Apalach. This will be a great weekend of live music, bratwurst, and of course, great beer! 
ApalachOktoberfest kicks off on Friday evening at the Oyster City Brewing Company, where the official tapping of the Oyster City Oktoberfest Beer will occur. Expect great live music, and fantastic beer.
Start the day Saturday at 8AM, with the first running of the ApalachOktoberfest 5K River Run/Walk, proceeds to benefit the Apalachicola Riverkeeper. 
The Oyster City Brewing Company will be making a special Oktoberfest brew just for this event!  ApalachOktoberfest 2015 will feature two stages with non-stop live music all day long.
Come join us for a full day of music and festivities!  Non-Stop live music from Noon to 9pm, with some of the best regional performers on the Gulf Coast. 
ApalachOktoberfest is the day after "Blues in the Lot" a annual musical event of Blues and barbecue, and it is scheduled during Columbus Day weekend!
Hosted at Bowery Station in the historic Bowery district of Apalachicola.  Bowery Station has quickly become the Forgotten Coast's musical mecca, as musicians and live music enthusiasts have sought out this eclectic beer and wine joint to enjoy playing and listening.   
So plan to make it a long weekend in beautiful Apalachicola this October!