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Events and Activities for Alligator Point and Franklin County Florida


Water Street Festival of Ice - August 1, 2014 through August 31, 2014

Apalachicola will honor Dr. Gorrie this month as part of the Water Street Festival of Ice. On Friday August 15 (6-8 PM) noted author and ice expert Ellie Morris will present a talk about the impact the introduction of ice on early North Florida development. Morris ice presentation will be the first in the Citys 2014-2015 Visit Florida funded lecture series. The presentation and exhibit will be in Apalachicolas Center for History, Culture and Art on Water Street. The next day, Saturday, August 16 at 10 AM, the town celebrate Dr. John Gorrie's induction into the Florida Hall of Inventors with a proclamation from Apalachicola Mayor Van Johnson and ceremonial champagne toast. Ice carving, snow cones and music will follow at the John Gorrie Museum located at 46 6th Street. Later in the month, August 30 beginning at 7:30 PM, the cool continues with a cool jazz concert on the docks of Riverfront Park. About Dr. Gorrie John Gorrie, M.D. (1803-1855), invented the ice-making machine and is considered the father of air conditioning and refrigeration. Gorrie's invention began with an attempt to cure Yellow Fever during an outbreak in Apalachicola in 1841. Convinced that cold was a healer, he advocated the use of ice to cool sickrooms and reduce fever. Ice was shipped by boat from northern lakes until Gorrie's successful experimentations with the rapid expansion of gases to create refrigeration. The state of Florida honored Gorrie as a notable person in Florida's history by donating the statue of John Gorrie to the National Statuary Hall collection located in the United States Capitol Building, and naming a museum and Florida state park in his honor. Dr. John Gorrie, is among six inventors announced recently as the first inductees of the Florida Inventors Hall of Fame.

Cool Jazz on the Docks - August 29, 2014 through September 1, 2014

Bo May's Faux Jazz QuartetApalahcicola's Riverfront Park 7:30-10:30pm

CGJM Movie Night: The Great Raid - August 30, 2014

THE GREAT RAID - Saturday August 30, 2014. Movie begins at 1015 hours. In 1944, American forces were closing in on the Japanese-occupied Philippines. The Japanese held around 500 American prisoners who had survived the Bataan Death March in a notorious POW camp at Cabanatuan and subjected them to brutal treatment and summary execution. Many prisoners were also stricken with malaria. The film opens with the massacre of prisoners of war on Palawan by the Kempeitai, the Imperial Japanese militarys secret police (though factually, it was committed by the Japanese Fourteenth Area Army). Meanwhile at Lingayen Gulf, the 6th Ranger Battalion under Lt. Col Mucci is ordered by Lt. Gen. Walter Krueger to liberate all of the POWs at Cabanatuan prison camp before they are killed by the Japanese. The film chronicles the efforts of the Rangers, Alamo Scouts from the 6th Army and Filipino guerrillas as they undertake the Raid at Cabanatuan. Throughout the film, the viewpoint switches between the POWs at Cabanatuan, the Rangers, the Filipino resistance and the Japanese. In particular, the film covers the resistance work undertaken by nurse Margaret Utinsky, who smuggled medicine into the POW camps. The Kempeitai arrested her and sent her to Fort Santiago prison. She was eventually released, but spent six weeks recovering from gangrene as a result of injuries sustained from beatings. Admission is by donation, and appreciated. This film is one in a series shown monthly to educate our visitors on the sacrifices made, for us, by our WWII generation. Free popcorn will be served.

Semi-Terrestrial Crab Interpretive Program - September 6, 2014

Bald Point State ParkSEMI-TERRESTRIAL CRAB INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMWho: All ages especially children are welcomedWhat: Gather with a Park Ranger who will be discussing about Semi-Terrestrial Crabs such as Hermit Crabs, Ghost Crabs and Fiddler Crabs and learn about the interesting ways that they benefit the shoreline and other marine life.$4 admission fee is requiredWhen: Saturday, September 6th from 10:00am-11:00amWhere: Bald Point State Park-North Point Entrance at the Fishing Pier.

Sunset/Full Moon Climb - September 9, 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.

Painting "IN THE MOMENT" with Lori Putnam - September 11, 2014 through September 14, 2014

Painting "IN THE MOMENT" with Lori Putnam - September 11-14 Spend 4 days working en plein air with American Impressionist Lori Putnam, capturing the culture and history of Apalachicola. This workshop includes lectures and demonstrations, individual painting time, personal instruction, and group critiques to promote your progress.Class at the Apalachicola Center for History, Culture and Art.

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.

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 SCRAMBLEPrizes for 1st3rd places$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

Estuaries Day Celebration - September 26, 2014

The Estuaries Day celebration will begin at 1:30 PM and will feature many fun educational activities for the entire family. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Entrance is from Island Drive through our parking lot.

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.

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.

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.