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Events and Activities for Alligator Point and Franklin County Florida


Sea What I Made! Summer Art Classes - May 26, 2014 through July 31, 2014

Joinart instructor Emily Friedman this summer for art classes All supplies included, ages 5 to 15, $50 per class, book 5 classes for the price of 4. Tuesday-Friday 2:00-4:00 and Tuesday-Friday 4:30-6:30. For reservations please call (850) 653-1424. Located at The Green Door at 32 Avenue D in Apalachicola.

Riverkeeper Paddle Trip - July 26, 2014

Join the Apalachicola Riverkeepers July 26 for their monthly paddling trip in the Apalachicola watershed. The trips, hosted the 4th Saturday of every month, are free to Riverkeeper members and $30 for non-members. Local expert guides accompany paddlers to educate about the Apalachicola ecosystem, its floodplain, creeks, sloughs, and tributaries. Well explore one of the many creeks or tributaries of the mighty Apalachicola River, and sometimes the mighty Apalachicola River itself. Most of these trips are suitable for paddlers of many different levels of skill and experience. Just let us know what your level is, and well almost always be able to accommodate you. On those rare occasions that require more skill, well suggest a future trip thats more suitable. We have kayaks available on first-reserve, first-get basis. Each one-person kayak includes a PFD (personal floatation device) and paddle. If you bring your own kayak, dont forget your own paddle and PFD, which must be worn at all times while on the water.Please plan to reserve your space (and your kayak, if needed) at least two days in advance. Reservations for 4th Saturday Paddle trips can be requested by email or by calling the Apalachicola Riverkeeper office at 850-653-8936. Prior to the paddle, the trip organizer will contact paddlers and provide them with additional details (time, point of departure, weather uncertainties, etc.). Paddle trips are FREE to our members, and $30 each to non-members (which gives you an annual membership for your family, so any other trips are free for 1 full year).

CGJM Movie Night: To Hell and Back - July 26, 2014

This movie will be shown Saturday July 26th at 1015 Hours.The son of poor Texas sharecroppers, Audie Murphy became a national hero during World War II as the most decorated combat soldier of the war. Among his 33 awards was the Congressional Medal of Honor, the highest award for bravery that a soldier can receive. In addition, he was also decorated for bravery by the governments of France and Belgium, and was credited with killing over 240 German soldiers and wounding and capturing many more. He starred in the film version of his autobiography, To Hell and Back (1955), which was a huge hit, setting a boxoffice record for Universal that wasnt broken for 20 years itwas finally surpassed by Jaws (1975). Audies postwar life wasnt all roses, however. He suffered from what is now called Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) but was then called combat fatigue. Admirably, he campaigned vigorously for the government to spend more time and money on taking care of returning Vietnam War veterans, as he more than most others knew exactly what kinds of problems they were going to have. On May 18, 1971, Murphy was aboard a private plane on his way to a business meeting when it ran into thick fog near Roanoke, VA, and crashed into the side of a mountain, killing all six aboard. He was buried with full military honors in Arlington National Cemetery. According to cemetery records, the only grave site visited by more people than Murphys is that of assassinated President Kennedy. 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.

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

Apalachicola will honor Dr. Gorrie next month as part of the upcoming Water Street Festival of Ice. On Friday August 15 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, the town will host a re-inactment of the first delivery of ice to Apalachicola and 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 the John Gorrie Museum located at 46 6th Street. Later in the month, Aug. 30, the cool continues with a cool jazz concert on the docks. 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.

Sea Shells on the beach Interpretive Program - August 2, 2014

Bald Point State ParkSea Shells on the beach Interpretive ProgramWhen: Saturday, August 2nd from 10:00am-11:00amWhere: Bald Point State Park-North Point Entrance at the Maritime Beach Pavilions near the restrooms.What: Gather with a Park Ranger who will be talking about the Sea shells that could be found on the beach and the role they play in the ecosystem. $4 admission fee is requiredWho: All ages especially children are welcomed

Raney Days Book Signing - August 2, 2014

There will be a book signing for Raney Days, the new book by Sara McFerrinportraying the David Raney family, on August 2 from 3-6 at the Raney House. A dinner will follow for the Raney descendants at Trinity Church, all sponsored by the AAHS.

Kingfish Shootout - August 2, 2014 through August 3, 2014

This weekend event gives everyone an opportunity to enjoy themselves while advocating a wonderful cause that helps so many. All proceeds go to the Leukemia Research Foundation. Over $703,000 raised in the past 10 years.

St. George Island Sizzler 5K Race & One Mile Run - August 9, 2014

St. George Island Sizzler 5K Race - One Mile Fun Run Saturday, August 9, 2014 - A Tate's Hell Track Club production benefitting the Franklin County Humane Society. 2014 will be our 17th year. On-site registration - packet pickup begins at 3:00pm at St. George Lighthouse Park. The One Mile Fun Run begins at 5:30pm and the 5K Race begins at 6:00pm. Post Race Party and awards at St. George Lighthouse Park at 6:30pm. For more info and pre-registration information visit: www.stgeorgeislandsizzler.com Phone: 850-509-2191 Email: info@stgeorgeislandsizzler.com

Sunset/Full Moon Climb - August 10, 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.

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.

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.

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.