Events and Activities for Alligator Point and Franklin County Florida
Sculpture Exhibit Oct 12-Dec 14 - "When Women are Birds Voices in Sculpture" At the Apalachicola Center for History Culture - Art 86 Water Street. 1-855-Apalach www.historicapalachicola.com Featuring work by Johan Hagaman, Roelna Louw Bashew, Lynn Felton, Charlotte Tate, Alicia Miller, Cheryl Young and Martha Dupont.
Downtown Apalachicola 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! Call (850) 653-9419 for details. Located in front of the Dixie Theatre Avenue E and Market Street.
Remember Pearl Harbor! December 7, 1941 Saturday, December 7th at the Camp Gordon Johnston WWII Museum, the Movie, Tora, Tora, Tora will be shown in the movie room. Released in 1970, the American-Japanese collaboration war film dramatizes the Japanese reasons for the attack that brought America into WWII. Some of the scenes are actually archival film taken from one of the carriers participating in the attack. The film was directed by Richard Fleischer and stars an ensemble cast, including Martin Balsam, Joseph Cotten, So Yamamura, E. G. Marshall, James Whitmore and Jason Robards. The title is the Japanese code-word used to indicate that complete surprise had been achieved. In Japanese it means Tiger There will be one showing beginning at 10:30. Free popcorn will be available. Admission at the museum is, as always, by donation.
Holiday Favorites by the Bay Area Choral Society, directed by Karl Lester with pianist Paul Marxsen The Ilse Newell concert series begins December 8 and continues thru May 18.
Eastpoint Pavilion. Join us for a fun filled holiday parade on US 98 is Eastpoint on Friday, December 13th. The parade starts at 4:00 pm. 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.
Marine Street will be glowing with lights, and the River Walk is the place for watching the decked out boat regatta. Stroll with old friends, make some new ones, sip cider, see Santa (Carrabelle's Cris Cringle). Fun for the whole family! Boat Parade will begin around 7 pm. Santa will be at the Pavilion from 5-7 pm. Bring the kids to see Santa! 5-7 pm: near the Pavilion and on Marine Street: Vendors - Community groups will be selling festival food, Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, Chicken Fingers and Christmas goodies. Local vendors will have unique gifts. Entertainment will be featuring "Swiftwater", professional bluegrass, country, gospel music group. The Winners and Awards will be announced at C-Quarters Marina after the parade. Music will be provided by Debbie Jordon. Interested inputting your boat in the parade? Download the Information Sheetand download the Registration Formor Sign-up Online. Watch promo video ->
Climb to the top of the Cape St. George Light for stunning views of the setting sun and the rising moon. Light hors d'oeuvres are accompanied by a sparkling cider toast to the Full Moon. Cost is $15 for the general public and $10 for SGLA members. After sunset, if space and time permit, additional climbers can view the Full Moon for $10 or $5 for SGLA members. Reservations are recommended. Please call the Lighthouse Gift Shop at 850-927-7745.
Ring in the new year with a bonfire on the beach at Lighthouse Park on St George Island. A DJ will play rock and roll music for everyones entertainment and dancing pleasure. The new year will be enjoyed in Island Style.
What an exciting way to start the season! Making their Dixie Theatre debut, this big band ensemble has been playing the 40's, 50's - 60's classics and more for 24 years! Sure to help you relive the best of times, join us and tap, dance and sway to your heart's content.
January 8, 10, 11 (Wed. - Sat. at 3 PM Fri. - Sat. at 8 PM)The Big Bopper's back and Murphy's Diner is rockin' around the clock in this outrageous, feel-good musical from the creators of Season 16's We Go Everywhere Together. Back from New York for their 2nd Season at the Dixie, Stephen - Jeff bring Magdalyn Donnelly to help us laugh our cares away, don't miss it cause it's gonna be fun, fun, fun!
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Friday, January 17 at 8 PM This Grammy nominated Nashville singer-songwriter graces the Dixie stage with her poetic language and complex music. Ranked #15 by The Alternate Roots Top 30 Female Vocalists, the evocative sound she creates with her warm-honey voice and sophisticated lyrics assures an evening like no other.
Saturday, January 18 at 3 PM Ken Sizemore returns for his 20 th appearance at the Dixie with his easy style and wit, performing original tunes as well as classic favorites from the 50's, 60's and 70's. An audience favorite, we're thrilled to have him back and look forward to audience request lists and sing-alongs.
Saturday, January 18 at 8 PMTony Sands makes his Dixie Theatre debut with his uncanny portrayal of old blues eyes Frank Sinatra. He takes the audience on a journey that includes stunning video and graphics with this one of a kind musical tribute to the Chairman of the Board.
12 noon - 5:00 PM Downtown Apalachicola's Riverfront Park
Friday, January 24 at 8 PM - Saturday, January 25 at 3 PM - at 8 PM In their 26 th year, this outstanding dance company and Panhandle favorite has delighted Franklin County Theatre goers for 3 years. We're thrilled to welcome them back for their 4 th season at the Dixie, simply breathtaking!
This workshop will bridge plein air with the studio with one day in the field and two days in the studio. Bill will provide high quality photos for studentswhile talking about how to get the most out of photography. The class will also learn about editing in the field to get the best information to take into the studio.Bill teaches the core principals of painting dealing with shapes, values and color temperature.About the instructor: Born in Norwalk Connecticut in 1958, Bill spent most of his life in New Milford Connecticut painting landscapes of the rural area, while supporting himself and family with his growing illustration career.A Signature member of The Oil Painters of America,The American Society of Marine Artists and The National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society, Farnsworths paintings have appeared in many national shows and private collections throughout the United States.A nationally known illustrator, Bill has illustrated more than fifty books for Children, and many have won awards as well as starred reviews in Publishers Weekly.A prolific Gallery painter, Bill has seamlessly moved into the Fine Art field where he has garnered awards of excellence from the Oil Painters of America 2006, 2007, 2011 Eastern Regional shows and the 2007 National show.He won first place in the Fifth Biennial National Show in Punta Gorda, and won two awards for Narrative Excellence from The National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society.Bill won Best in Show in the 2010 Cashiers paint out.In 2010 Bill was awarded Signature Status from The American Society of Marine Artists. In 2011 he was awarded Signature Status from The Oil Painters of America.My goal with my work is to paint what I love and convey that honestly so the viewer can feel that as well".Bill currently lives with his wife Debbie in Venice, Florida.Cost, $340.00 per student, $200 deposit due with registration.Check payable to Apalachicola School of Art. Mail deposit to: Apalachicola School of Art, PO Box 86, Apalachicola, Florida 32329 Supply List1) sturdy portable easel*2) Mineral Spirits ( Gamsol) and brush cleaner container.GAMSOL IS A MUST!(You can make a home made container out of a tuna fish can with holes punched through the bottom and placed inside a coffee can. Fill the coffee can with mineral spirits just over the tuna can.You will be able to clean your brush and have the sediment float through the holes to the bottom of the coffee can.) You can also just buy a stainless steelAirtight brush washer.3) Medium; linseed oil or liquin or Galkyd Lite4) Paper Towels/ Maul stick (This just to steady your hand.Any dowel type stick will work.5) glass palette or disposable paper palette.(A glass palette is prefferd.You can paint a board a middle value gray and duct tapeThe glass to the board so the gray shows through)6) Oil Paints; * Must have*Titanium WhiteLemon Yellow*Cadmium Yellow lightCadmium Yellow DeepYellow Ochre*Cadmium Red Light*Cadmium Red Deep*Alizarin Crimson*Indian Red*Burnt Sienna*Raw Umber*Ultramarine Blue deep or Cobalt blue (Daler Rowney Georgian)7) Canvas boards no larger than 12x16.You can also buy a roll of cotton canvas or linen(linen is much expensive). Cut loose pieces of canvas and tape to a board for workshop. You can always mount the canvas to a board later if you want to frame it.8) For viewing a photo of your scene from the field an ipad will be very helpful. www.billfarnsworth.com
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Friday, January 31 at 8 PM - Saturday, February 1 at 3 PM - at 8 PM Our beloved Margo Anderson, back for her 7 th year, brings the talented Encore Band with her portrayal of Patsy. This season includes her tributes to Loretta Lynn, Tammy Wynette and Reba McEntire...that hasn't been seen by Dixie Theatre goers in many years, it's remarkable.
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