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Events and Activities for Alligator Point and Franklin County Florida


Community Yoga Class - September 28, 2016

Community Yoga Class
The community yoga class is held every Wednesday at 5:30 – 7 PM at the Battery Park Community Center in Apalachicola. Mixed level class. No experience required. This class is free but donations are appreciated. Loaner mats provided upon request. Class is led by Kathy Jensen, a 500 HR Hatha Yoga instructor with training in Ayurveda "Life Science". Contact Kathy with any questions 850-653-6719 or info@riverfronttherapy.com.

Researching Genealogy Workshop - September 29, 2016

Kathryn Palmer and Anya Grosenbaugh of the State Archives of Florida will discuss how to begin genealogical research using the resources available at the State Archives in Tallahassee. Learn basic genealogy concepts, research tips, and how to use historical documents to trace your lineage.The presentation will be at the Raney Carriage House on Market Street at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday September 29th. We look forward to seeing you there!

Bay Friendly Landscaping Workshop - September 30, 2016

The Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve will host a Bay Friendly Landscaping workshop on Friday, September 30, 2016, from 1:00-3:30 pm. Yard design and maintenance can have a big effect on adjacent water bodies. Learn to be Bay Friendly by implementing so simple techniques. Participants will learn about resources to help them transform their yard into a luscious bay conscious landscape. The class will also feature innovative Green Infrastructure techniques such as rain gardens, green roofs, bio-swales, and more.  Following the discussion portion of the workshop participants will have the option to assemble their own rain barrel that they can take home. The workshop will be held at the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve, 108 Island Drive, Eastpoint, FL 32328 The class is free, rain barrels are $20.00 per barrel. Please register for the class in advance. For more information contact Emily Jackson at 850-670-7743 or send an email to emily.a.jackson@dep.state.fl.us.

Lantern Making Workshop - October 1, 2016

Lantern making workshop with Laurel Newman 1-4pm. Construct paper lanterns for the Lantern Fest on October 22. Cost is $5 materials fee. Please call and reserve a spot for workshops at the lighthouse as space is limited - 850-697-2732. Sponsored by the Carrabelle Lighthouse & Carrabelle Artist Associations. Also, check out our other two events (September 22 and October 8).

The Recollections in Concert - October 7, 2016

An evening of Jazz and Popular music. Cover is $10.00. Begins at 7:30 PM. THE RECOLLECTIONS are: Tony Partington - vocals & percussion, Frank Miceli - keyboard, Bo May - saxophone & clarinet, Tony Chapman - saxophone & guitar, David Wentzell - percussion.

Estuary Workshop - October 7, 2016

Do you know what an estuary is and why it is so vital our economy and way of life?

Join the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve on Friday, October 7, 2016 12:00-4:00pm explore the estuary we depend on. Participants will learn about the habitats and creatures that make up our estuary and how the river and bay are intricately connected.  We will see these habitats up close, the Reserve’s research vessel. The workshop will be based out of the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve, 108 Island Drive, Eastpoint, FL 32328.  The class is $25.00. Please register for 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.

St. George Island Art & Wine Splash - October 8, 2016

Art show begins at noon. Wine tasting tickets $20, 3-6 pm. For details call 850-323-1260.

Apalachicola Farmers Market - October 8, 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.

Lighthouse Replica Workshop - October 8, 2016

Build a 36” tall replica of the St. George Island Lighthouse with Delores Hardin 12 noon – 5 pm. Cost is $15 materials fee. Please call and reserve a spot for workshops at the lighthouse as space is limited - 850-697-2732. Sponsored by the Carrabelle Lighthouse & Carrabelle Artist Associations. Also, check out our other two events (September 22 and October 1).

Art Workshop: Bill Farnsworth - October 10, 2016 through October 12, 2016

Bridging the Field to the Studio with Bill Farnsworth
October 10, 2016 to October 12, 2016 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (ET)

Bill will teach a 3 day oil painting workshop in Landscape.  ?Students will paint one day Plein Air and two days in the studio.  ?They will learn how to get the most out of their field studies and photographs.  ?Bill emphasizes good shapes, values, and color temperature.  He welcomes all skill levels.? Cost, $400 per student, $200 deposit due at registration. Paypal or check payable to Apalachicola School of Art.  Please mail your deposit to: Apalachicola School of Art, PO Box 86, Apalachicola, Florida 32329 

Oyster Workshop - October 13, 2016

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 or Merrior 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.

Full Moon Climb at the Cape St. George Lighthouse - October 15, 2016

Climb to the top of the lighthouse to see spectacular views of the sunset and full moon.  Light refreshments are served.  Admission charge.  Contact Gift Shop at 850-927-7745 for reservations.

Gumbo Cook-Off & Car Show - October 15, 2016

Come help a neighbor! The gumbo cook-off and car show will raise funds for the Franklin County Fire Victim Relief Fund. Contact Richard 850-370-0655 or Jimmy 850-670-1090 for more information.

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.

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.

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 

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

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.

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.