Events and Activities for Alligator Point and Franklin County Florida
What would a Dixie Theatre Season be without this show? We don't want to find out because everybody loves Margo and she's back for her 10th appearance! www.margoanderson.com www.theencoreband.com
Winner of 7 Oscars, the 1970's Movie stars George C. Scott and Karl Malden. This movie will be shown in the Camp Gordon Johnston WWII Museum movie theatre on Saturday January 31st, 2015. One of WWII's most controversial generals, George C. Patton was a fearless leader who drove his men hard, always at the front of the action. Author Bill O'Reilly's Novel "Killing Patton" has renewed interest in the events leading up to his death, via an automobile accident, shortly after the end of the war. Movie begins at 10:15 on Saturday morning. Free popcorn will be served. Admission by donation and is appreciated! This film is in a series shown monthly to educate our visitors of the sacrifices made, for us, by our WWII generation.
The February Full Moon Climb at the Cape St. George Lighthouse on St. George Island will be held on Tuesday, February 3, 2015. The Sunset/Full Moon Climb will take place from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and will include light hors d'oeuvres and a sparkling cider toast to the full moon. Cost is $15.00 for the general public and $10.00 for members of the St. George Lighthouse Association. The sun will set at 6:19 p.m. and the Snow moon will rise at 6:20 p.m. on February 3. After sunset, people are invited to climb to the top of the lighthouse for a breathtaking view of the full moon, as space and time permit. Cost is $10.00 for the general public and $5.00 for SGLA members. The Cape St. George Light is located in St. George Lighthouse Park at the center of St. George Island, where Island Drive (the road off the bridge) ends at Gulf Beach Drive. Parking is available in lots at either side of the park. Because space is limited, reservations are recommended. For reservations or more information, please contact the Lighthouse Gift Shop at 850-927-7745.
February 6 Well Worn Soles Americana / Folk with Chelsea Dixon-Hix -- $10 cover. Pizza appetizers from Mama Joe's. BYOB.
Working Apalachicola Bay - Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. Join Ranger Demetrius for an exciting talk about the local seafood industry. Have you ever seen the boats cluster up by the bridge and wonder what they were doing? Come out and see a PowerPoint presentation about harvesting oyster, shrimp, crab, and mullet on the Apalachicola Bay. Participants can bring a breakfast item to share if they would like. Coffee is provided by the Friends of Franklin County State Parks. Program is free with paid park entry.
If you haven't seen or heard Bob in the 15 years he's been playing the Dixie, don't wait any longer, he's truly amazing and back for his 16th year. www.bobmilne.com
Mardi Gras is going to the dogs! The Mystic Krewe of Salty Barkers, a parade unit of dogs and their people, invites you to join in the Apalachicola Mardi Gras Parade on Saturday, February 7, 2015. This year's theme is Barkaritaville - dress yourself and your dog in tropical parrothead costumes and celebrate Mardi Gras Apalach style! You may walk, ride in golf carts, pull wagons, push strollers, or come up with any other unique form of transportation. The parade, for the benefit of the Franklin County Animal Shelter and the Apalachicola Dog Park, begins at 1:00 pm at the Bowery and winds through town, ending at Bowery Station, where the party will continue with music, dancing, Cajun food, and contests. Registration is $5. per person. Dogs, of course, are free. For information or to pre-register, call 850-670-5064. Laissez les BONE temps roulez!
Beginning at 6:00 pm, chefs from all over the Forgotten Coast will prepare their most creative dishes. Sample an array from our area restaurants (850) 653-9419 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for tickets.
The Ilse Newell Fund for the Performing Arts is pleased to be able to present 23-year-old pianist Ivan Moshchuk this Sunday, Feb. 9 at 4 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church. Moshchuk is among the most promising young artists of the next generation, aiming to redefine the limits of classical music in the context of the 21st century. He will perform Ludwig Von Beethovens Sonata No. 17, Op. 31 No. 2 in D minor; Claude Debussys Suite Bergamesque; and Sergei Rachmaninoffs Sonata No. 2 in B-flat Minor, Op. 36 at Sundays concert, presented under the auspices of the Apalachicola Area Historical Society. A recipient of the 2010 Gilmore Young Artist Award, 2011 Peabody Career Development Grant, and 2012 Rosamond P. Haeberle Memorial Piano Award, he has been praised for possessing a rare combination of breathtaking technique and genuine musicality, leaving audiences stating that it was impossible not to be impressed and creating a density that lets you feel the spiritual aspects of the music ... the best of the best. Moshchuk holds a bachelor of music in piano performance from the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University. He currently divides his time between his home in Grosse Pointe, Mich., and Paris, as a resident of the Cité Internationale des Arts, where he is researching the concept of image and the genre of limaginaire as it relates to the aesthetic, formal, and performance-related issues that connect musical expression with the domain of the visual. Highlights from his past 2012-13 season included a debut with the Kharkiv Philharmonic in Ukraine, a debut with the Lublin Chamber Orchestra in Poland, as well as solo recitals in the USA, Italy, and France. Upcoming concerts include a five-concert solo tour of the Netherlands in May 2014, including Moshchuks Concertgebouw debut in Amsterdam, as part of the International Holland Music Sessions New Masters on Tour. Additional performances include return engagements in the Ukraine, Poland, and France, his Slovak Philharmonic solo debut in Bratislava, and chamber music appearances with the Attacca Quartet for the American Music Festival and Chamber Music Wilmington in North Carolina. Admission to the concert is by a $5 donation; all students (and children) including college, are free. Atthe level of Patron contributor ($100 or more) and above, free admission is extended to family members. For more information, call 653-8894.
Snowbird Appreciation Day, 2015, will be held onTuesday, February 10th. The event is sponsored by the St. George Island Business Association, who invites all winter visitors in the area to enjoy an evening out on St. George Island. If you consider yourself a visitor to the area, you're welcome to participate! This years Snowbird Day consists of happy hour, dinner and live music. The event is being held from 4:00-6:00pm at Black Marlins Bar - Grill at 212 East Bayshore Drive. Price is $12 per person. Pre-registration is not required. Guests will pay in person upon arrival. Happy hour (cash bar) starts at 4:00pm along with live music. Low Country Boil dinner will be served at 5:00pm. If you have any questions, please call 850-927-5039.
Join in on the Franklin County Mardi Gras Festivities on February 13 and 14 as the Franklin County Habitat for Humanity hosts its annual Mardi Gras benefit celebration in Apalachicola. Golf cart parade on Friday, Feb 13 beginning at 5:30. Parade begins in Bowery. The group will host a Mardi Gras Dinner and Ball on Saturday, Feb. 14 at 6:30 pm. at the Armory in Historic Apalachicola. For More information or to reserve a seat or table email or call (850) 653-3113. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lrb4L2h_DNs
Seven distinctive and beautiful homes will be featured during the fourth annual St. George Island Tour of Homes from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Saturday, February 14, 2015, benefitting the St. George Lighthouse Association (SGLA). Also included on the tour are the Cape St. George Lighthouse and Keepers House, and the St. George Plantation Clubhouse. Tickets are $20.00 in advance and $25.00 on the day of the Tour. Tour weekend will begin with a kick-off event on Friday, February 13, featuring a special presentation, refreshments and door prizes. Kaitlin OConnell Goode of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission will talk about the bear population in Franklin County. This event, which is free for Tour of Homes ticket holders and $5.00 for others, will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Jay Abbott Fire Station, 324 East Pine Avenue, St. George Island. Tour tickets are available at the Lighthouse Gift Shop on St. George Island. To order tickets, call the gift shop at (850) 927-7745. Tickets will be available on Tour day at Lighthouse Park and at the St. George Plantation Clubhouse. SGLA is a non-profit Florida corporation organized to preserve, maintain and promote the Cape St. George Lighthouse. The Lighthouse was reconstructed in 2008 after collapsing in 2005. SGLA also built a replica of the Lighthouse Keepers House which includes a museum and gift shop. Funds raised by SGLA are used for the on-going maintenance of the Lighthouse, the Keepers House and Lighthouse Park. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fYPGQVsOR-I For more information, please visit our website at www.sgitourofhomes.com.
Set during a weekend in an English country manor in 1932,Death by Designis a delightful comedy with murder. Edward Bennett, a playwright, and his wife Sorel Bennett, an actress, flee London and head to Cookham after a disastrous opening night. But various guests arrive unexpectedly a conservative politician, a fiery socialist, a nearsighted ingenue, a zany modern dancer each with a long-held secret. When one of the guests is murdered, its left to Bridgit, the feisty Irish maid with a macabre interest in homicide, to solve the crime. The Panhandle Players will present Death by Design over twoweekends in Franklin and Gulf Counties. See the show at the WindMark Beach Town Hall in Port St. Joe Beach February 6th - 8th and again February 13th - 15th at the Eastpoint Firehouse. Evening performances begin at 7:30 p.m. and matinee performances begin at 3 p.m. ET. Doors open 30-minutes prior to showtime. Tickets are $15 each and are being sold at Downtown Books in Apalachicola, The Butler Agency in Eastpoint, Sometimes Its Hotter on St. George Island, Carrabelle Junction, No Name Cafe in Port St. Joe, and Carribean Coffee in Mexico Beach. Seating is limited for both locations and those planning on attending are encouraged to purchase their tickets in advance to insure they get a seat. For more information call 404-326-7791 or visit the Panhandle Players online atwww.PanhandlePlayers.comor on Facebook. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6OHh6ucUFg4
Surviving the Real Florida - Saturday, February 14, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. When you go out for a day hike are you prepared for an accident or unexpected event? Ranger Julian will show a few easy to carry survival items that could help if you were stranded outdoors. Participants can bring a breakfast item to share if they would like. Coffee is provided by the Friends of Franklin County State Parks. Program is free with paid park entry.
Back for their 3rd Season, these folks are top notch, great and more fun than a barrel of monkeys!www.34west.org
Come enjoy the day with your sweetheart, before your special Valentine's Day dinner. Saturday, Feb. 14th. Shotgun start at 11 am. $100 per team (2-player Scramble format). Click here for the entry form. Questions, please call (850) 697-9606. After the tournament enjoy dinner at St. James Bay's own Crooked River Grill from 5:30 pm to 9 pm featuing great specials starting at $17.95 + tax. Choices are; Chicken with Mushroom Sauce,Five-Spice Salmon,Roasted Pork Tenderloin,8oz Filet Mignon,16oz Sweetheart Ribeye,ALL served with;Caesar Salad,Vegetable Medley - Mashed Potatoes. Reservations are required. Call (850) 697-5050.
Florida State Opera, performed by graduate level students, aims to instill a love and respect for both traditional and contemporary style as well as other music theater forms. Following the performance, there will be a local Artist display and an open reception in Benedict Hall.
Dr. Julian G. Bruce St George Island State Park presents DAYTIME ASTRONOMY: SUNSPOTS Every day from February 15 to 28, 2015 (weather permitting) 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The sun is the earths most stable energy source. For two weeks we will observe the movement, quantity, and development of sunspots. We will gazing through a high powered telescope equipped with solar filters to safely observe the sun. Come join us for this family friendly event in the campground at Volunteer Campsite #2. The program is free with your paid park entry. For more information about any of our programs please contact the Ranger Station at (850) 927-2111.
Apalachicola National Research Reserve announces the creation of a new monthly natural history lecture series, Reserve Wednesday, that explores the ecology, geology and natural history the Florida Panhandle. Lectures will be held the third Wednesday of each month from 2:00-3:00 p.m., at the Apalachicola Research Reserve Nature Center in Eastpoint. February 18th, at 2:00-3:00 pm. Gibby Conrad will talk about snakes found in north Florida. Lectures are free and will be held at the Apalachicola National Research Reserve, 108 Island Drive, Eastpoint, Florida. This course is intended for the general public and registration is not required. For more information contact Gibby Conrad at (850) 670-7702.
Exploring Color from Cool to Warm with Natalia Andreeva February 20-22, 2015 9-4pm. This workshop is designed to get a feeling for light and color and to get some hands on experience with a palette.
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