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Events and Activities for Alligator Point and Franklin County Florida


Pink Out Benefit - October 24, 2014

A benefit with live music, silent auction, seafood and rib dinner, raffle of a Wilderness System Kayak and Men of Franklin County Honey-Do Auction. 100% of this event's proceeds will go to Franklin Needs, to provide free mammograms. The benefit will begin at 6:00 PM and will be held at Eddy Teach's Raw Bar on St. George Island - 37 E Pine Avenue.

Movie Showing at Camp Gordon Johnston WWII Museum - October 25, 2014

Captain Newman, M.D. Playing Saturday October 25, 2014 at 10:15 A.M. Its 1944 during WWII. During Captain Joe Newman, M.D.s reign as head of the psychiatric ward at Colfax Air Force Base in Arizona, the number of patients in the ward has grown exponentially. According to Newman, the diagnoses are now only more accurate, not the number of air force personnel who have actually required psychiatric assistance. This assessment is against that of the base commander, Colonel Edgar Peyser, who believes many of the patients are fit for active war duty. Newman feels his ward is short staffed and he does whatever he needs to to get additional staff. So when Corporal Jake Leibowitz comes to the hospital to be assigned to work as an orderly in another ward, Newman manages to abscond the reluctant Leibowitz to work in the psych ward. One not high on ceremony, the excitable and energetic Leibowitz adds a little needed levity into the day to day operations of the ward, although many of his actions are less than military regulation. Newman also coerces the beautiful nurse, Lieutenant Francie Corum, to transfer into the ward, Newman believing her beauty will soothe the patients psyches. Three of the more interesting cases in the ward are that of: Colonel Norville Bliss, who knows he needs help but isnt sure what is causing his mental breaks; Captain Paul Winston, whose primary symptom is a constant need to sleep, his mental issues which his VIP family would rather not deal with directly; and Corporal Jim Tompkins, whose excessive alcohol consumption, insomnia and bravado overshadow his real emotional issues. Admission by donation and appreciated. This film is in a series shown monthly to educate our visitors of the sacrifices made, for us, by our WWII generation. Free Popcorn available

Lantern Fest - October 25, 2014

This year its all about LIGHT!...and besides our usual array of brilliant lanterns around the park, we promise to have some pretty spectacular displays of light on our 70 foot pirate ship, the Carrabella. The talented Tallahassee Community College Dance Troupe will again dazzle us with magical, exquisitely choreographed performance. A presentation exploring our fascination with light and the methods of manipulating light sources over the centuries will be an exciting part of the program. Childrens activities will include making their own light house tower, playing with prisms and light benders and fun games. A very special musical feature this year is our song writing contest Carrabelle Lighthouse Association is offering a $200 cash prize along with some great giveaways to the best song about the maritime heritage of the Forgotten Coast; the name of Crooked River Lighthouse must be heard distinctly in the song. Contest details will be posted on our website and Facebook page. Sweet smelling beeswax candle making is back by popular demand, using ancient techniques. Extra parking will be available this year at the Carrabelle public beach park on Highway 98 and lantern lit golf cart shuttles will be available to bring folks to the lighthouse via our new paved half mile multi modal path. While you are waiting for a cab you can do some star gazing with the Tallahassee Astronomers Association who will have several telescopes set up in the public beach lot for anyone who cares to look and learn. We are still developing our plans for this big fund raising event (there will be food, too) and will post our complete program information as soon as possible. Stay tuned. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OKSLMCXocHA

Beach Scavenger Hunt - October 25, 2014

Beach Scavenger Hunt Saturday, October 25th 2014 1:00 p.m. St. George Island State Park is looking for kids ages six to ten years old to join us for a beach scavenger hunt. We will be looking for ten items during the hunt. Prizes will be awarded to the first three finishers. Come out and join us for this family, fun-filled adventure. Participants should bring drinking water and sunscreen. Program is free with paid park entry.

Ghostwalk - October 25, 2014

Hauntings will abound at the Chestnut Street Cemetery 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. Admission$5.00 at the door. All proceeds are for cemetery preservation efforts. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qRGZLeNEy38

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.

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

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.

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

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