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Coastal Clean-Up - September 20, 2014

International Coastal Cleanup in Franklin CountyCo-sponsored by Ocean Conservancy, Apalachicola Riverkeeper, and Franklin County Departments of Parks- Recreation and Solid Waste - RecyclingSaturday, September 20, 8:30-11:30am What: Apalachicola Riverkeeper, along with the Franklin County Departments of Parks- Recreation and Solid Waste - Recycling, is co-sponsoring the Ocean Conservancys 29th Annual International Coast Cleanup, the world's largest volunteer effort to help protect our oceans, lakes and rivers. Last year, 648,015 volunteers in 92 countries collected 12.3 million tons of trash, and in the past 28 years have removed almost 164 million tons of trash from the waters and shores of the planet. In Franklin County last year, 252 volunteers collected 13.65 tons of trash from the local beaches, bay, gulf, and river. Each year, volunteers not only remove trash from the environment but also record what they collect in order to develop ways to deter these trash problems in the future. When/Where: Saturday, September 20, from 8:30am to 11:30am at 17 locations in Franklin County. The 9 locations below need volunteers. We provide trash bags, T-shirts, gloves, water, snacks, and data cards. Volunteers should bring sunscreen, bug spray, protective clothing and sturdy shoes. Cleanup Locations and Where to Meet: Apalachicola: 10 Hole Battery Park under the bridge Bald Point State Park: 146 Box Cut Rd, Alligator Point Carrabelle: City Pavilion Carrabelle: Carrabelle Beach Across from RV park Eastpoint: Downtown Pavilion Area on HWY 98 Eastpoint: Marion Millender Park off Patton St. Lanark Beach: Public Access Pt. Arizona St. south of Hwy 98 St. George Island: Downtown Lighthouse Park in front of lighthouse St. George Island State Park: Check-in at Park Gate (appropriate for adults) The act of cleaning a beach changes you.Pam Longobardi Apalachicola Riverkeeper is a member-supported watchdog organization dedicated to the restoration and protection of the Apalachicola River and Bay and the only organization whose sole mission is to preserve this spectacular natural resource for future generations. Ocean Conservancy educates and empowers citizens to take action on behalf of the ocean. From the Arctic to the Gulf of Mexico to the halls of Congress, Ocean Conservancy brings people together to find solutions for our water planet. Informed by science, our work guides policy and engages people in protecting the ocean and its wildlife for future generations.

Movie Showing at Camp Gordon Johnston WWII Museum - September 20, 2014

To End All Wars Playing Saturday September 20, 2014 at 10:15 A.M. A true story about four Allied POWs who endure harsh treatment from their Japanese captors during World War II while being forced to build a railroad through the Burmese jungle. Ultimately they find true freedom by forgiving their enemies. Based on the true story of Ernest Gordon. Life is brutally harsh in the Japanese camps, as in one in Burma where POWs, mainly from a Scottish regiment, must build part of the enemys supply railroad trough the ever-inhospitable jungle, and not just in terms of poor conditions, but also brutal discipline under a bushido logic which assumes Westerners to be an inferior race, in need of doggish discipline, while even for Japanese troops and Korean auxiliaries severe corporal punishment always looms. The POWs realize respect is the key, and earn some from the camp staff by taking efficient charge of the engineering challenge, and self-respect furthermore by mounting a Shakespeare play and a ‘jungle university. Still a violent escape attempt is made, not without punishment and gruesome twist, and again as the fortune of war turns. 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

History Lecture: Bill McLean - September 25, 2014

Bill McLean will share his research into the identity of an abandoned boat by the 319 bridge over the Ochlocknee River. McLean became aware of the craft, which is still visible at low tide, when he was a young boy and has spent years researching it. Lecture will be held at the Raney Carriage House at 5:30 p.m. Located at the corner of Avenue F and Market Street. Light refreshments will be served. Thelectures are freeall AAHS members and the public.

Rock by the Sea - September 25, 2014 through September 27, 2014

Tentative ScheduleMusic Thursday Harry As 7:00 PM MidnightMusic Friday Harry As 4:00 PM 1:30 AMGolf Tournament Saturday St. James Bay 9:00 AMMODIFIED FLORIDA SCRAMBLEThere will be prizes for 1st and 2nd place winners!$10,000 Hole in One Prize 5k Run Saturday - St. George Island 9:00 AMMusic Saturday 4:00 PM 2:00 AM ARTISTS: CHUCK CANNON, STEVE EVERETT, MELODIME, THE ROOSEVELTS, TIM BRANTLEY, RADIO BIRDS, BRIAN COLLINS BAND, W2 Benefitting the following charities: The Pediatric Brain Tumor Program, Arnold Palmer Hospital forChildren, Camp Sunshine, Cops for Kids

A Shore Thing - Opening Reception - September 26, 2014

Friday, September 26 at 6:00pm - 9:00pm Bowery Art Gallery - Palmetto Sky Gallery (formerly the Garden Shop) invite you to attend the opening reception for "A Shore Thang." Enjoy light refreshments and music, while taking in the fine art and creations by Artists of Apalachicola Association, and other regional artists.

Estuaries Day Celebration - September 26, 2014

Come celebrate Estuaries Day at the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve (ANERR) on Friday, September 26th, from 1:30-6:00 pm (EST) in Eastpoint, Florida. Activities will include dozens of free educational (and fun!) activities for kids of all ages including animal touch tanks, scavenger hunts and lots of games. There will also be demonstrations about soft shell crabs, kids fishing and local wildlife. Adults can learn how to make a rain barrel, tour the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserves LEED Certified facility, and view the new temporary exhibit in the visitors center, Changing Seas. Dr. Dean Grubbs with FSU, recently seen on Shark Week, to talk about the critically endangered smalltooth sawfish. Research staff will also have an exhibit on creatures who prey on oysters in Apalachicola Bay. Learn about the World-wide Water Monitoring project and how what you do at your house can have an impact on the bay through the EnviroScape game. There will also be information on how to vent fish and participating in tarpon tagging. Visitors will be able to interact with researchers and volunteers from the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve, St. Joseph Bay State Buffer Preserve, St. Vincent National Wildlife Refuge, University of Florida Franklin County Extension Office/ Sea Grant office, the Environmental Cooperative Science Center (FAMU), Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and the Florida Wild Mammal Association. The first 600 people will get a free Estuaries Day t-shirt. There will also be door prizes adults can win. Children must be accompanied by an adult and make sure to enter from the parking lot off 108 Island Drive. For more information contact the Apalachicola National Research Reserve at (850) 670-7700.

CGJM Museum Day - September 27, 2014

Come celebrate with us! This marks the eighth consecutive year that the Camp Gordon Johnston WWII Museum has been asked to participate in the Smithsonian Magazines 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. You may contact us by email at campgordonjohnston@fairpoint.net or call (850) 697-8575. For further information on National Museum Day, please visit www.SmithsonianMagazine.com/museumday.

Sunset/Full Moon Climb - October 8, 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.

Apalachicola Bay Chamber Of Commerce Golf Tourney - October 8, 2014

Tee up with business members from around the Franklin, Gulf, Leon, and Wakulla County areas at the 11th Annual Apalachicola Bay Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament on Wednesday, October 8th, 2014. Tee time is 1:00 pm on the beautiful St James Bay Golf Course, just east of Carrabelle. Well-known golf course designer Robert Walker created this beautifully manicured 18 hole championship course that creates a challenge for even the most skilled golfer, yet still a course golfers of various abilities will love. The tournament will be a flighted man scramble, low score wins with prizes for the top three teams. Scores will be totaled and prizes will be awarded at the reception following the tournament. Cost per team is $400, $100 per player. Fees include range balls, golf carts equipped with color GPS system. Tournament proceeds will go toward the Chamber's building fund. For more information contact the Apalachicola Bay Chamber at (850) 653-9419 or email us at info@apalachicolabay.org.

Blues in the Lot - October 11, 2014

Five great blues acts starting at noon until 8:00 pm. Last year's acts included Matt Law Guitar aficionando, Luther PC, Smackwater Retrievers, Preservation Blues Band, Slim Fatz and the John Bull Blues Band. For more info call 850-653-5564.

Whatever Floats Your Boat Regatta - October 11, 2014

Grab some trash, build a boat, and enter the race to win or sink! Either way, you could get an award. Boats should be artistically interesting, reasonably buoyant, and made entirely of recycled materials.

Apalach Oktoberfest - October 12, 2014

Prost! Apalachicola's first annual Oktoberfest celebration will be held on October 12, 2014 from Noon to 8PM. This will be a great day of live music, bratwurst, and of course, great beer! Come join us for a full day of music and festivities! Non-Stop live music from Noon to 8pm, with some of the best regional performers on the Gulf Coast. UPDATE: A live album will be recorded during the course of this fun and lively event! 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!

History Lecture: Ed Moore - October 16, 2014

Ed Moore of Tallahassee discuss his memories and the history of St. Teresa. Moore has visited the resort since the 1940s. Lecture will be held at the Raney Carriage House at 5:30 p.m. Located at the corner of Avenue F and Market Street. Light refreshments will be served. Thelectures are freeall AAHS members and the public.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.