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Events and Activities for Alligator Point and Franklin County Florida


Art from the Sea: Art Exhibit by Robert Simmons - October 14, 2016 through February 25, 2017

“Art From the Sea, Works by Robert Simmons” combines photographs taken using light and electron microscopes with constructed art to illustrate both the beauty of the natural world and man’s impact on the estuarine environment.

Dr. Simmons has long been involved with studies of both the natural and human environments. Studies of interactions between microscopic marine predators, prey, and natural degradation of shells lead to spellbinding images of sea shells rarely seen before. Scanning electron microscopy studies of diatoms and foraminifera illustrate the parallels between natural structures and human design. As an environmental microbiology professional he has studied the effects of human habitation and plastics on the estuarine environment.

‘Art is a vitally important part of science’ is a basic tenet of Simmons’ approach to both disciplines. Visualization of natural processes is essential to a more complete understanding of the issues involved. Images of both natural process and the impact of human activity on these processes illustrate the beauty and mystery to be found exploring aquatic environments.

“Art From The Sea” will be on display from October 14th, until February 25th, 2017.  The public is invited to an opening reception Friday, October 14, 5:00-7:30 pm. The exhibition will continue through February 25, 2017. Free to the public, works can be viewed at the ANERR Nature Center during normal visiting hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm.  For additional information call (850) 670-7700.

Eastpoint Christmas Parade - December 9, 2016

Begins at 4 PM at Seller's Tile Plaza and goes along Highway 98.

Estuary Class - December 9, 2016

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

Join the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve on Friday, December 9, 2016 12:00 noon - 4:00 pm to learn all about 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 on the Reserve’s research vessel the Henry Lee. 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.

Tocamos Mas LIVE at Rio Carrabelle! - December 9, 2016

Come on out for a fun evening of Mambo, Merengue, Bolero and Cha Cha! Tocamos Mas performs traditional Latin arrangements combining keyboards, congas, timbales, base guitar and vocals. Dancing Optional" Doors open at 7:30 PM with a $15 cover at the door.

Apalachicola Farmers Market - December 10, 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.

Holiday on the Harbor & Boat Parade of Lights - December 10, 2016

Holiday on the Harbor Street Festival: Join the fun with your family and friends. Live entertainment, holiday shopping, festival food, holidays treats and goodies and visit with Santa, and fireworks. This event is free to attend and enjoy the festivities. Runs from 12 noon until 9 pm. For those interested in being a vendor, please contact us at 850-697-2585 http://carrabelle.org/things-to-do/events-calendar/holiday-on-the-harbor-boat-parade-of-lights/534/

Boat Parade of Lights: Watch the parade of lighted boats. No charge for spectators. Parade starts at 6:30 pm at the mouth of the river and proceeds to the Carrabelle Bridge. Watch from any spot along the riverfront. For those interested in entering your boat there is no fee to enter, please contact us at 850-697-2585 http://carrabelle.org/things-to-do/events-calendar/holiday-on-the-harbor-boat-parade-of-lights/534/
 

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Jingle Jog 5k Run/Walk - December 10, 2016

Get in the holiday spirit as you jingle all the way in the Jingle Jog 5K!

We'll hand out bells for your shoes, then everyone runs or walks along beautiful waterfront Gulf Avenue.  After the race, we'll have some homemade breakfast goodies to refuel you.  Register early to make sure you get a shirt. Race starts at 8 am. Shirt pickup for everyone begins at 7:15 am at the starting area.

Starting area: George Sands Park at Hwy 98 and 5th Street (across from the Dollar General)

Early Registration:  All participants $ 15.  Includes a 100% cotton short sleeve shirt

Day of the Race: $20 including a shirt until they are gone!

Awards:  Top male and female receive a festive gift

After the race finishes, you will be treated to a light holiday breakfast. Pick up registration forms at the Carrabelle Senior Center, the Carrabelle Visitor Center or  Click here to download registration form. Mail completed forms with check payable to BeLinda Wharton. You can also register in person on the day of the race. All proceeds to benefit the Franklin County Senior Citizens Center in Carrabelle.

 

Coffee in the Campground - December 10, 2016

A Park Ranger or volunteer will give interpretive programs on many topics which may include Apalachicola Bay seafood, panhandle seashells, campfire cooking, flora and fauna of St. George Island, birding and sea turtles.

Participation Requirements

Bringing a breakfast related dish is welcomed. Coffee is provided by the Friends of Franklin County State Parks. The Coffee in the Campground is held in the interpretive building in the family campground.

Free with regular park admission.

IN Concert: Bay Choral Society Holiday Concert - December 11, 2016

ILSE NEWELL FUND FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS INCONCERT SERIES 2016-17 presents Bay Area Choral Society's Holiday Performance beginning at 4pm. Free open reception to follow concert.

Full Moon Climb at the Cape St. George Lighthouse - December 13, 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.

Coffee in the Campground - December 17, 2016

A Park Ranger or volunteer will give interpretive programs on many topics which may include Apalachicola Bay seafood, panhandle seashells, campfire cooking, flora and fauna of St. George Island, birding and sea turtles.

Participation Requirements

Bringing a breakfast related dish is welcomed. Coffee is provided by the Friends of Franklin County State Parks. The Coffee in the Campground is held in the interpretive building in the family campground.

Free with regular park admission.

Reserve Wednesdays: Bald Eagles - December 21, 2016

Learn about Bald Eagles with speaker Linda White. 2 PM - 3 PM

Coffee in the Campground - December 31, 2016

A Park Ranger or volunteer will give interpretive programs on many topics which may include Apalachicola Bay seafood, panhandle seashells, campfire cooking, flora and fauna of St. George Island, birding and sea turtles.

Participation Requirements

Bringing a breakfast related dish is welcomed. Coffee is provided by the Friends of Franklin County State Parks. The Coffee in the Campground is held in the interpretive building in the family campground.

Free with regular park admission.

First Day Hike - January 1, 2017

Join us on January 1st for a First Day Hike at the St. George Island State Park.  We will start at the middle pavilion at the East Slough Beach Use Area and will move across the island to the East Slough Overlook Platform.  Along the way we will talk about the Gulf of Mexico, the beach and sand dunes, sea turtles and nesting shorebirds, and the shallow estuary.  Additional topics will include astronomy, park history, and ecosystems and plant identification. Program is free with your paid entrance into the park. 10:00am to 11:30am.

Coffee in the Campground - January 7, 2017

A Park Ranger or volunteer will give interpretive programs on many topics which may include Apalachicola Bay seafood, panhandle seashells, campfire cooking, flora and fauna of St. George Island, birding and sea turtles.

Participation Requirements

Bringing a breakfast related dish is welcomed. Coffee is provided by the Friends of Franklin County State Parks. The Coffee in the Campground is held in the interpretive building in the family campground.

Free with regular park admission.

Del Suggs Saltwater Music - January 7, 2017

January 7 – Del Suggs Saltwater Music 8 PM

Florida’s premiere performer returns for his 5th Season and we couldn’t be happier! Del is an award-winning singer/songwriter/guitarist…one of those individuals who may come on stage as a stranger, but leaves it a friend. Call the Dixie Theatre Box Office 850-653-3200 for tickets.

Apalachicola Oyster Cook-Off - January 13, 2017 through January 14, 2017

The event is held every year on the Friday and Saturday before Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in downtown Historic Apalachicola at Riverfront Park. All proceeds goes directly towards paying for the brand new fire truck they were able to purchase a few years ago, due to this sole fundraising event! This year’s 7th Annual Oyster Cook-Off will be held January 13th and 14th, 2017. The event features a silent auction, oysters galore, shrimp, smoked mullet, hot dogs, hamburgers, local beer, live music, kids’ activities, dancing performances and a 5K run! Enter your best recipe and be a contestant in the oyster cook-off or just come out and enjoy a day of wonderful food, refreshments and music.

Earl David Reed: Comedy Tour - January 14, 2017

January 14 – Earl David Reed: The Secret of My Unsuccess Comedy Tour 3 PM, 8 PM

Earl David Reed’s genius is the way he interacts with the crowd. Back for his third season, he has a way of knowing just who to pick on to get the biggest laugh, and the audience loves it! The Las Vegas Review-Journal called him “...an urban Don Rickles!” And Don Rickles himself commented, “This guy works the room like a Las Vegas showgirl...funny without being offensive.” His TV credits include the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, HBO Showtime, FOX’s Comic Strip Live, A&E’s Comedy on the Road, and NBC’s Friday Night Videos. Earl can also be seen on DVD as one of Bill Engvall’s All-Stars of Country Comedy with Larry the Cable Guy and Jeff Foxworthy. He is currently working on his reality-based TV pilot called The Secret of My Unsuccess. Call the Dixie Theatre Box Office 850-653-3200 for tickets.

Coffee in the Campground - January 14, 2017

A Park Ranger or volunteer will give interpretive programs on many topics which may include Apalachicola Bay seafood, panhandle seashells, campfire cooking, flora and fauna of St. George Island, birding and sea turtles.

Participation Requirements

Bringing a breakfast related dish is welcomed. Coffee is provided by the Friends of Franklin County State Parks. The Coffee in the Campground is held in the interpretive building in the family campground.

Free with regular park admission.

IN Concert: Jazz - January 20, 2017

ILSE NEWELL FUND FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS INCONCERT SERIES 2016-17