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Learn about Sea Turtles - October 4, 2014

Sea Turtles Our Oldest Visitors Saturday, October 4th 2014 10:00 a.m. Calling all those who are young or young at heart. You are invited to learn about sea turtles through fun filled activities. Come out and join us for these exciting adventures for the entire family to enjoy. Participants should bring drinking water, sunscreen, and dress for the beach. Program is free with paid park entry.

Learn Cast Iron Campfire Cooking - October 4, 2014

Cast Iron Campfire Cooking Saturday, October 4th 2014 5:00 p.m. Come out and learn how to make your next camping adventure a little sweeter. Join us for a demonstration of cast iron campfire cooking with an emphasis on desserts. Participants should bring a chair and drinking water. Program is free with paid park entry.

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.

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.

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.

Outdoor Survival Workshop - October 11, 2014

Outdoor Survival Saturday, October 11th 2014 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. If you were stranded outdoors, could you survive? Help may be just a phone call away, but do you have a signal? Come out and learn about easy to carry survival items and how to use them. We will discuss real life survival stories and see a simple shelter. You may bring a non-weapon item that you consider essential to outdoor survival. Program is free with paid park entry.

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.

Family Fishing Clinic - October 19, 2014

Family Fishing Clinic Sunday, October 19th 2014 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Come out and learn knot tying, cast netting, and inshore fishing techniques at St. George Island State Park. This four hour lecture and hands on fishing clinic is for all ages. Anglers 16 years of age and older will need a Florida fishing license. This will be a great day to bring the family to the park for a rewarding experience. Space is limited. We have a few loaner poles available. Call the park for more information. Free entry to the park for participants.

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.

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

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. 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.

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.

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.