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Check out all the local events the Forgotten Coast has to offer. From art shows and songwriter’s festivals to fishing tournaments and farmer’s markets.

January 17, 2020
  • Oyster Cook-Off

    January 17, 2020 - January 18, 2020  
    Apalachicola Riverfront Park, Water Street, Apalachicola, FL, 32320, United States

    The Oyster Cook-Off is held every year on the Friday and Saturday before Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in downtown Historic Apalachicola at Riverfront Park. 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. Well-mannered pets are welcomed on a leash. 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!

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  • INConcert Series: The FAMU Jazz Quartet

    January 17, 2020  7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Rio Carrabelle, 102 St James Ave, Carrabelle, FL, 32322, United States

    Enjoy a performance of Jazz Standards, Blues, and Bebop by one of the leading collegiate jazz ensembles in the country. Reservations can be made online at riocarrabelle.com.

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January 18, 2020
  • Oyster Cook-Off

    January 17, 2020 - January 18, 2020  
    Apalachicola Riverfront Park, Water Street, Apalachicola, FL, 32320, United States

    The Oyster Cook-Off is held every year on the Friday and Saturday before Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in downtown Historic Apalachicola at Riverfront Park. 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. Well-mannered pets are welcomed on a leash. 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!

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  • Crooked River Lighthouse Farmer’s Market

    January 18, 2020  8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Crooked River Lighthouse, 1975 Hwy 98 W, Carrabelle, FL, 32322, United States

    The Crooked River Lighthouse in Carrabelle is hosting a Carrabelle Farmer’s Market on Saturday, January 4 & 18, February 1 & 15 from 9 am-1 pm at the foot of the lighthouse at 1975 Hwy 98 W, Carrabelle, FL. The market will be featuring vendors from the community with locally made goods, veggies, baked goods, art and more. The Farmer’s Market will be held every first and third Saturday from 9 am-1 pm at the Crooked River Lighthouse. Vendors are welcome to sign up at any time. The cost to be a vendor is $10 per market for Carrabelle Lighthouse Association non-members and free for members. Membership costs $15 for an individual or $25 for a family per year.

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  • Salt Air Farmer's Market

    January 18, 2020  8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    City Commons Park, 305 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd. Port St. Joe, FL 32456

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January 19, 2020
  • Västra - In Concert at Cat Pointe

    January 19, 2020  2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Cat Pointe Music, 29 Island Drive, Eastpoint, FL, 32328, United States

    Västra, the exciting new Tallahassee based String Trio are: Group leader Aisha Ivey on fiddle, Sarah Heuermann on fiddle and Brittini Dixon on cello. These three vastly talented artists met while attending Florida State University. They are currently on a regional tour. And, as Aisha tells it, “I wanted to put together an all female trio that embraced the beautiful and wide ranging repertoire of Scandinavian muisc.” All of this adds up to a concert with a musical diversity for all ears. Don’t miss Västra at Cat Pointe Music on Sunday, January 19, 2020 at 3:00 pm. Admission is $15 and BYOB is encouraged.

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January 21, 2020
  • Library Winter Speaker Series

    January 21, 2020  1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    Port St. Joe Library, Library Dr, Port St Joe, FL 32456, USA

    Radical Raptors:  Adventures Working with Birds of Prey by Lynda White, Retired Eagle Watch coordinator, Audubon Center for Birds of Pray.  

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January 22, 2020
  • Bowery Station Open Mic Night

    January 22, 2020  5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    17 Ave F, Suite C Apalachicola, FL 32320, USA

    This weekly event has been a mainstay in local entertainment for years, and has fostered the development of numerous performers as they gain their confidence and stage presence. All levels of talent are welcomed and appreciated.

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January 23, 2020
  • Butts & Clucks Cook-Off on the Bay

    January 23, 2020 - January 25, 2020  
    Battery Park, Battery Park, Apalachicola, FL, 32320, United States

    The Butts & Clucks Cook-off on the Bay, this event is sanctioned by the Florida BBQ Association and is now the 2020 Florida BBQ Assoc. State Championship. With over $15,000 in prizes to be awarded and the winner moving on to the Jack Daniels Championship. The event will be held on January 23rd, 24th & 25th in Battery Park in Apalachicola.
    Include there will be a judging seminar on Thursday, January 23rd for anyone interested in being a state certified BBQ Judge. As well as a Shut up and Shuck party for teams and Judges.
    Also, during the event we will be having a Deviled Egg (The Cluck that came from the Butt Contest) contest to be judged on Saturday the 25th.

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January 24, 2020
  • Butts & Clucks Cook-Off on the Bay

    January 23, 2020 - January 25, 2020  
    Battery Park, Battery Park, Apalachicola, FL, 32320, United States

    The Butts & Clucks Cook-off on the Bay, this event is sanctioned by the Florida BBQ Association and is now the 2020 Florida BBQ Assoc. State Championship. With over $15,000 in prizes to be awarded and the winner moving on to the Jack Daniels Championship. The event will be held on January 23rd, 24th & 25th in Battery Park in Apalachicola.
    Include there will be a judging seminar on Thursday, January 23rd for anyone interested in being a state certified BBQ Judge. As well as a Shut up and Shuck party for teams and Judges.
    Also, during the event we will be having a Deviled Egg (The Cluck that came from the Butt Contest) contest to be judged on Saturday the 25th.

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  • St. Joe Bay Gulf Club Snowbird Appreciation Tournament

    January 24, 2020  11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    St Joseph's Bay Country Club, 700 Country Club Rd, Port St Joe, FL 32456, USA

    The St. Joseph Bay Golf Club wishes to welcome our winter visitors back to beautiful Gulf County by hosting the Gulf County Snowbird Appreciation Golf Tournament. We hope you will
    join us in a great day of golf, food and fun. The tournament is open to locals and snowbirds alike. Bring your favorite foursome or sign up individually and we will find you a team.

    Date: 1/24/2020
    Time: 12:00 Shotgun Start
    Format: 18 hole 4-Person Scramble
    Prizes: 1 st Place Gross & 1 st Place Net
    Entry Fee: $48.15. Includes golf, prizes, tax and dinner provided by Grill 19 following golf.
    For additional information, or to register for the tournament call the Pro-Shop at 850.227.1751 or
    email Jordon Arnold at [email protected]

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January 25, 2020
  • Butts & Clucks Cook-Off on the Bay

    January 23, 2020 - January 25, 2020  
    Battery Park, Battery Park, Apalachicola, FL, 32320, United States

    The Butts & Clucks Cook-off on the Bay, this event is sanctioned by the Florida BBQ Association and is now the 2020 Florida BBQ Assoc. State Championship. With over $15,000 in prizes to be awarded and the winner moving on to the Jack Daniels Championship. The event will be held on January 23rd, 24th & 25th in Battery Park in Apalachicola.
    Include there will be a judging seminar on Thursday, January 23rd for anyone interested in being a state certified BBQ Judge. As well as a Shut up and Shuck party for teams and Judges.
    Also, during the event we will be having a Deviled Egg (The Cluck that came from the Butt Contest) contest to be judged on Saturday the 25th.

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  • Apalachicola Riverkeeper's Field Trips

    January 25, 2020
    Apalachicola Riverkeeper, 232 B Water Street, Apalachicola, FL, 32320, United States

    Explore your river and basin with us! Our volunteer-led eco-outings are fun and memorable.  We hike and kayak in the spring and fall. We kayak year round. Group size is limited and registration is required. Trips are donation based.
    Paddle trips and hikes are free to members. Donations are always appreciated, as this is a volunteer-based program. Our skilled trip leaders truly enjoy introducing people to the river system.  Loaner kayaks are also available.
    Paddlers and hikers need to bring: water; snacks/lunch; sunscreen; and hat. Paddlers, please wear clothing that won’t weigh you down if it gets wet. Synthetics like nylon blends are best. No jeans or boots.  Contact us for meet up details at [email protected] to register or call 850-653-8936.  http://apalachicolariverkeeper.org/eco-educational-outing/

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  • Apalachicola Farmer's Market

    January 25, 2020  8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Mill Pond Pavilion, 479 Market St. Apalachicola, FL 32320

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  • Historic Sawmills of Franklin County

    January 25, 2020  9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    C-Quarters Marina, Carrabelle, Carrabelle, FL, United States

    The Carrabelle History Museum is presenting an interesting history program about the Historic Sawmills of Franklin County, featuring Gibby Conrad. Hear the fascinating tales of the most prosperous times in our county, and the lives of the hard working families who worked the huge mills. This free program will be held Saturday, January 25, 2020, at 10 am – 12 pm at C-Quarters Marina.
    Gibby Conrad is a lifelong student of Gulf Coast maritime history, a pioneer of ecotourism on the Apalachicola Estuary, and a former museum educator. He has conducted entertaining educational tours on the Apalachicola River and Bay for over 10 years.
    Mark Curenton of the Apalachicola Area Historical Society will also be joining this program with his phenomenal display of Sawmills of Franklin County and will also be participating in the Q&A session at the end of the program.

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  • Encaustics 101

    January 25, 2020  9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    The Artery Studio, 214 Williams Ave, Port St Joe, FL 32456, USA

    Offered twice this winter!
    Session 1: Saturday, Jan. 25, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Session 2: Saturday, Feb. 8, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Class Fee: $100 

    (This class is a pre-requisite to "Fun with Encaustics", offered in February)
    In in this one day class you will learn how to paint with and fuse layers of oil tinted, natural beeswax using a variety of heating tools . . . blowtorches, heat guns and irons. With an emphasis on safety we will create texture and depth.  You will learn how to use the tools to create different effects; how to embed materials; how to do image transfers. We will take a beginning look at how to create interest with carving, scraping and mark making; how to use stencils, stamps and pan pastels. All supplies included. Class size limited to 6.  

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  • 8th Annual JSL Chili Cook-off & Family Bazaar

    January 25, 2020  11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    117 Sailors Cove Dr, Port St Joe, FL 32456, USA

    Jo-Jo-Jalapeno! Get your taste buds ready for the Chili Cook-off and Family Bazaar! With plenty of chili to eat, artists, crafters and vendors, this event will fill your bellies and meet all of your shopping needs! There will be a live band in the beer garden and sweet treats to compliment that chili you'll enjoy for lunch. Of course there'll have covered tables and chairs to "chili" under, but feel free to bring a lawn chair or a blanket and stay all day!

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  • INConcert Series: Tocamos Mas

    January 25, 2020  7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Rio Carrabelle, 102 St James Ave, Carrabelle, FL, 32322, United States

    South of the Border meets the Forgotten Coast in this concert of traditional Latin and Cuban music, including Mambo, Merengue, Bolero, and Cha Cha tunes. Reservations can be made online at riocarrabelle.com


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  • The Secret of My Unsuccess

    January 25, 2020  7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Dixie Theatre, 21 Avenue E, Apalachicola, FL, 32320, United States

    Earl David Reed is a trendsetter in the comedy and radio world. Within his 15 years of stand-up comedy, Earl has performed at over 100 comedy clubs and colleges and is a favorite in Las Vegas and Atlantic City. Along with his 10 years of morning broadcasting experience and numerous television appearances, his improvisational style has become a favorite of radio and stage audiences all around. His genius is the way he interacts with the crowd. 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&#82 (View Full Event Description Here: https://www.floridasforgottencoast.com/event/the-secret-of-my-unsuccess/)

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January 26, 2020
  • Riely OConner & Molly B. Moon

    January 26, 2020  2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Cat Pointe Music, 29 Island Drive, Eastpoint, FL, 32328, United States

    Singer-Songwriters Riely OConner and Molly B. Moon bring their musical magic to Cat Pointe Music on Sunday, Jan. 26th at 3:00 pm. And don’t forget to BYOB!

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  • INConcert Series: Benjamin Sung & David Kalhous

    January 26, 2020  3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Apalachicola Trinity Episcopal Church, 79 6th Street, Apalachicola, FL, 32320, United States

    Violinist Sung, and pianist Kalhous, will perform the Beethoven Sonatas No. 4 and No. 5. Sung is an Associate Professor of violin at Florida State University and the violin coordinator at the Brevard Music Center. Kalhous performs extensively throughout the U.S. and Europe, and holds a Doctor of Music from Northwestern University. He resides in New York City. A reception at Trinity’s Benedict Hall will be held after the concert.

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January 27, 2020
  • Welcome Plaque at The Artery

    January 27, 2020  9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    The Artery Studio, 214 Williams Ave, Port St Joe, FL 32456, USA

    Monday, Jan. 27, 10:00 am - Noon 
    Class Fee: $60 
    (Class is open to all levels)
    Welcome all to your home with your own custom made Welcome or Name plaque. We'll add texture to a clay slab and then learn to "appliqué" designs of your choice. Make it beachy or woodsy or with any motif that reflects you! The plaque you make will be suitable for hanging indoors or out. (You will need to come in a second time to glaze your piece. Glaze sessions are held Wednesdays. Allow approximately 2 weeks from class until finished pickup.)
    Register at https://arterystudio.com/adult-classes.html   

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January 28, 2020
  • Library Winter Speaker Series

    January 28, 2020  1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    Port St. Joe Library, Library Dr, Port St Joe, FL 32456, USA

    Sea Turtles of Gulf County by Jessica Swindall, volunteer coordinator, St. Joseph Peninsual Turtle Partrol, Flordia Coastal Conservancy and Forgotten Coast Sea Turtle Center.  

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January 29, 2020
  • Bay Friendly Landscaping Workshop

    January 29, 2020  12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve Nature Center, 108 Island Drive, Eastpoint, FL, 32328, United States

    Yard design and maintenance can have a big effect on adjacent water bodies. Participants in the workshop will learn about resources to help them transform their yard into a luscious bay conscious landscape. The class will also feature innovative Green Infrastructure techniques such as rain gardens, green roofs, and bio-swales. Come find out how to be good to the bay and reduce your water bills.
    Please register for the class in advance on our eventbrite page. For more information contact:
    Anita Grove at (850) 670-7708 or by email [email protected]
    -or-
    Josh Eaton at (850) 670-7710 or [email protected]

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  • Bowery Station Open Mic Night

    January 29, 2020  5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    17 Ave F, Suite C Apalachicola, FL 32320, USA

    This weekly event has been a mainstay in local entertainment for years, and has fostered the development of numerous performers as they gain their confidence and stage presence. All levels of talent are welcomed and appreciated.

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January 31, 2020
  • Go with the Flow: Acrylic Pouring Class

    January 31, 2020  9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    The Artery Studio, 214 Williams Ave, Port St Joe, FL 32456, USA

    2 Sessions offered this winter!
    Session 1: Friday, Jan. 31, 10:00 am - Noon
    Session 2: Saturday, Feb. 22, 10:00 am - Noon
    This free flowing class will get your creative juices flowing! Come learn the techniques, tips, and tricks of acrylic pouring. In this fun, interactive class, Leslie will walk you through the steps need to create a beautiful abstract painting in the colors of your choice.  All supplies are provided including 12x12 canvas. Dress for a mess!  (Because the canvas needs to set up and dry, students will need to return in two to three days to pick up their painting.) 
    Fee: $35    Taught by Leslie Wentzell  

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  • American Pie Revisited

    January 31, 2020  7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Dixie Theatre, 21 Avenue E, Apalachicola, FL, 32320, United States

    American Pie Revisited is an interactive, multi-media, music performance celebrating the songs and pop culture of the late 60’s and early 70’s, performed by acclaimed singer and guitarist, John Reno. The show features both iconic photographs and videos of bygone days along with many tunes that are crowd favorite sing alongs. This will be John’s 5th Appearance at the Dixie having previously performed his fabulous Tribute to Jim Croce for 3 seasons and America Pie last season. We’re so looking forward to this talented fellow performing some of the best years of music including Don McLean, James Taylor, Paul Simon and many, many more. Come have some fun!

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February 1, 2020
  • Crooked River Lighthouse Farmer’s Market

    February 1, 2020  8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Crooked River Lighthouse, 1975 Hwy 98 W, Carrabelle, FL, 32322, United States

    The Crooked River Lighthouse in Carrabelle is hosting a Carrabelle Farmer’s Market on Saturday, January 4 & 18, February 1 & 15 from 9 am-1 pm at the foot of the lighthouse at 1975 Hwy 98 W, Carrabelle, FL. The market will be featuring vendors from the community with locally made goods, veggies, baked goods, art and more. The Farmer’s Market will be held every first and third Saturday from 9 am-1 pm at the Crooked River Lighthouse. Vendors are welcome to sign up at any time. The cost to be a vendor is $10 per market for Carrabelle Lighthouse Association non-members and free for members. Membership costs $15 for an individual or $25 for a family per year.

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  • Salt Air Farmer's Market

    February 1, 2020  8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    City Commons Park, 305 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd. Port St. Joe, FL 32456

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  • John Reno Jim Croce Tribute

    February 1, 2020  7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    Dixie Theatre, 21 Avenue E, Apalachicola, FL, 32320, United States

    Discover why audiences are cheering for this Tribute to Jim Croce, one of America’s most enduring singer-songwriters. John Reno blends acoustic guitar and vocals to capture the essence of a man whose musical gifts transcend time. This show features the greatest hits of his tragically short career, from the rollicking “Bad, Bad Leroy Brown” and “You Don’t Mess Around with Jim” to his more heartfelt ballads, “I’ll Have to Say I Love You in A Song”, “Operator” and “Time in A Bottle.” John covers the Croce catalogue, offering anecdotes about the late performer and the characters who inspired his songs. “Jim Croce would love this… because it’s all there… the stories, the music, the songs! John Reno, thank you for taking us on a musical journey through time, protecting Jim’s legacy and keeping his music alive.” – Ingrid Croce

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February 2, 2020
  • Douce Ambiance - Jazz with a Gypsy Flavor

    February 2, 2020  2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Cat Pointe Music, 29 Island Drive, Eastpoint, FL, 32328, United States

    Douce Ambiance – Jazz with a Gypsy Flavor, the Tallahassee based Jazz Trio is Randall Closson, Jordan N.C. Morrison and Trevor Suter. These three gifted artists create the magical world that is Gypsy Jazz, a style of jazz started by the legendary Romani guitarist Jean “Django” Reinhardt in Paris during the 1930s. Journey back to the Hot Club of France and an afternoon of Gypsy Jazz favorites and Douce Ambiance at Cat Pointe Music on Sunday, February 2nd at 3:00 pm. And don’t forget to BYOB!

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February 3, 2020
  • Pottery 101 - Snack Tray

    February 3, 2020  9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    The Artery Studio, 214 Williams Ave, Port St Joe, FL 32456, USA

    Monday, Feb. 3, 10:00 am - Noon 
    Class Fee: $60 
    (Class is open to all levels)
    We'll add texture to a clay slab and then "drape" it over two forms to make this divided tray. You'll also add "feet" to the piece to give it stability. We'll be working with a stoneware clay, making this piece durable and functional. (You will need to come in a second time to glaze your piece. Glaze sessions are held on Wednesdays. Allow approximately 2 weeks from class until finished pickup.) Register at https://arterystudio.com/adult-classes.html   

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  • Kids Art Class - Britto Inspired Hearts

    February 3, 2020  2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
    The Artery Studio, 214 Williams Ave, Port St Joe, FL 32456, USA

    Monday, Feb. 3, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
    Class Fee: $22

    Romero Britto is a Brazilian born artist whose modern pop culture art work is known and celebrated all over the world. Using broad tip markers and card stock, kids will create colorful Valentine’s Day Pop-Art Hearts. Class size is limited to 10 children, ages 8 and above only.  

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February 4, 2020
  • Library Winter Speaker Series

    February 4, 2020  1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    Port St. Joe Library, Library Dr, Port St Joe, FL 32456, USA

    River and Bay:  A Connected Ecosystem by Gibby Conrad, education specialist, Apalachicola National Estuary Research Reserve.  

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February 5, 2020
  • Sgrafitto Serving Tray at The Artery

    February 5, 2020  12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    The Artery Studio, 214 Williams Ave, Port St Joe, FL 32456, USA

    Wednesday, Feb. 5, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm 
    Class Fee: $75 (Class is open to all levels)
    This popular decorating class is back! You'll be provided with wheel-thrown porcelain serving plate, ready to decorate with a texturized carving technique called sgraffito. Students can be as fancy or loose was they want to be. Doodle or be very specific with pattern and decorations. Use black - or a color of your choice! (You will need to come in a second time to glaze your piece. Glaze sessions are held Wednesdays. Allow approximately 2 weeks from class until finished pickup.) Register at https://arterystudio.com/adult-classes.html   

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  • Bowery Station Open Mic Night

    February 5, 2020  5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    17 Ave F, Suite C Apalachicola, FL 32320, USA

    This weekly event has been a mainstay in local entertainment for years, and has fostered the development of numerous performers as they gain their confidence and stage presence. All levels of talent are welcomed and appreciated.

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February 7, 2020
  • The Purvis Brothers & the Encore Band

    February 7, 2020  7:00 PM - February 8, 2020  9:00 PM
    Dixie Theatre, 21 Avenue E, Apalachicola, FL, 32320, United States

    A Tribute to the Music of Willie Nelson starring the Purvis Brothers and the Encore Band. Audiences will remember this incredibly talented group of musicians that have played the Dixie Theatre many times with Margo Anderson’s Tribute to Patsy Cline. Mike Purvis guitar, Wendel Purvis rhythm guitar, Frank Purvis bass guitar, Myron Spainhour keyboards, Ronnie Weeks, drums, Stewart Stanley steel guitar, and Rick Weathersby harmonica. This show promises to be a fabulous time, as last seasons performance sold out so fast, we had to add another show. Tickets will sell quickly, don’t miss out.

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February 8, 2020
  • St. George Island Tour of Homes

    February 8, 2020 - February 9, 2020  
    St. George Island Volunteer Fire Department, 324 East Pine Avenue, St. George Island, FL, 32328, United States

    Seven distinctive and beautiful homes will be featured during the seventh annual St. George Island Tour of Homes from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. (EST) on Saturday, February 8, 2020, benefitting the St. George Lighthouse Association (SGLA).  Also included on the tour are the Cape St. George Lighthouse and Keeper’s House, and the St. George Plantation Clubhouse.  Tickets are $25.00 in advance and $30.00 on the day of the Tour.
    Tour weekend will begin with a kick-off event on Friday, February 7, featuring refreshments, door prizes, and a guest speaker.  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 Firehouse, 324 East Pine Avenue, St. George Island.
    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 Keeper’s House whi (View Full Event Description Here: https://www.floridasforgottencoast.com/event/st-george-island-tour-of-homes/)

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  • Apalachicola Farmer's Market

    February 8, 2020  8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Mill Pond Pavilion, 479 Market St. Apalachicola, FL 32320

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  • Encaustics 101

    February 8, 2020  9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    The Artery Studio, 214 Williams Ave, Port St Joe, FL 32456, USA

    Offered twice this winter!
    Session 1: Saturday, Jan. 25, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Session 2: Saturday, Feb. 8, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Class Fee: $100 

    (This class is a pre-requisite to "Fun with Encaustics", offered in February)
    In in this one day class you will learn how to paint with and fuse layers of oil tinted, natural beeswax using a variety of heating tools . . . blowtorches, heat guns and irons. With an emphasis on safety we will create texture and depth.  You will learn how to use the tools to create different effects; how to embed materials; how to do image transfers. We will take a beginning look at how to create interest with carving, scraping and mark making; how to use stencils, stamps and pan pastels. All supplies included. Class size limited to 6.

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  • Winter Bay Day at the St. Joseph Bay Buffer Preserve

    February 8, 2020  10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    3915 State Rd 30A, Port St Joe, FL 32456, USA

    Join us for this wonderful Bi-annual Shrimp Boil and Open House! Enjoy live music, take a free tour of the preserve, dine on a local Shrimp Boil, learn more about the Buffer Preserve and more.

    Enjoy a trip through the backwoods trails of the Buffer Preserve to our Rare and Endangered Plants, Prescribed Burn Sites, and various Native Plants.

    Low Country Boil $10 Donation 11:00AM-2:00PM

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  • Full Moon Climb

    February 8, 2020  4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    St. George Island Lighthouse, 2B East Gulf Beach Drive, Eastpoint, 32328, United States

    Climb to the top of the lighthouse to see spectacular views of the sunset and full moon, and light refreshments are served. Contact Gift Shop for reservations.

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  • The Purvis Brothers & the Encore Band

    February 7, 2020  7:00 PM - February 8, 2020  9:00 PM
    Dixie Theatre, 21 Avenue E, Apalachicola, FL, 32320, United States

    A Tribute to the Music of Willie Nelson starring the Purvis Brothers and the Encore Band. Audiences will remember this incredibly talented group of musicians that have played the Dixie Theatre many times with Margo Anderson’s Tribute to Patsy Cline. Mike Purvis guitar, Wendel Purvis rhythm guitar, Frank Purvis bass guitar, Myron Spainhour keyboards, Ronnie Weeks, drums, Stewart Stanley steel guitar, and Rick Weathersby harmonica. This show promises to be a fabulous time, as last seasons performance sold out so fast, we had to add another show. Tickets will sell quickly, don’t miss out.

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February 9, 2020
  • St. George Island Tour of Homes

    February 8, 2020 - February 9, 2020  
    St. George Island Volunteer Fire Department, 324 East Pine Avenue, St. George Island, FL, 32328, United States

    Seven distinctive and beautiful homes will be featured during the seventh annual St. George Island Tour of Homes from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. (EST) on Saturday, February 8, 2020, benefitting the St. George Lighthouse Association (SGLA).  Also included on the tour are the Cape St. George Lighthouse and Keeper’s House, and the St. George Plantation Clubhouse.  Tickets are $25.00 in advance and $30.00 on the day of the Tour.
    Tour weekend will begin with a kick-off event on Friday, February 7, featuring refreshments, door prizes, and a guest speaker.  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 Firehouse, 324 East Pine Avenue, St. George Island.
    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 Keeper’s House whi (View Full Event Description Here: https://www.floridasforgottencoast.com/event/st-george-island-tour-of-homes/)

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  • Ken Sizemore - "The Old Folkie"

    February 9, 2020  2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Cat Pointe Music, 29 Island Drive, Eastpoint, FL, 32328, United States

    The iconic Ken Sizemore returns to Cat Pointe Music for an afternoon of vintage folk and pop music. “The Old Folkie” offers up a wonderful full course musical menu that is sure to please. Ken performs the “classic” folk and pop music of the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s and his repertoire is vast and diverse; songs by such artists as Peter, Paul, and Mary, The Kingston Trio, Pete Seeger, Bob Dylan, Woody Guthrie and John Denver to name just a few. Don’t miss this musical legend: Ken Sizemore in concert at Cat Pointe Music on Sunday, February 9th at 3:00 pm. Tickets are $15 and BYOB is encouraged!

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  • INConcert Series: Aleksandra "Sasha" Kasman

    February 9, 2020  3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Apalachicola Trinity Episcopal Church, 79 6th Street, Apalachicola, FL, 32320, United States

    Music by composers Medtner, Franck, and Rachmaninoff will be performed. Kasman, who was born into a musical family from Moscow, made her piano debut performance at the age of 13. She holds an M.M. degree from Juilliard School of Music, was recently named the 2019/2020 Young Artist in Residence of NPR’s Performance Today, and has performed across the U.S., Italy, Russia, Ukraine, France, and Japan. A reception at Trinity’s Benedict Hall will be held after the concert.

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  • Forgotten Coast Chef Sampler

    February 9, 2020  5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Fort Coombs Armory, 66 4th street, Apalachicola, FL, 32320, United States

    The Forgotten Coast Chef Sampler will be held on Sunday Feb. 9th at the Historic Fort Coombs Armory. Tickets will go on sale Jan. 1st, 2020.

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  • Full Moon & Sunset Lighthouse Climb

    February 9, 2020  5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    Crooked River Lighthouse, 1975 Hwy 98 W, Carrabelle, FL, 32322, United States

    The Crooked River Lighthouse will be hosting a Full Moon & Sunset Lighthouse Climb on Sunday, February 9, 6-8 pm in Carrabelle, FL.  Visitors can enjoy this opportunity to see the gorgeous natural surroundings of the St. George Sound, Carrabelle Beach, and Dog Island, under the night sky at this special Crooked River Lighthouse evening climb.
    At February’s Full Moon event, the Crooked River Lighthouse will have fun entertainment with karaoke night. Come share your vocal skills and win fun awards!  Guests can also enjoy s’mores around the fire pit (weather permitting). Visitors can climb to the top of the tallest lighthouse on the Forgotten Coast, Crooked River Lighthouse, to see breathtaking views of the bay under the glow of the sunset and the rising Full Snow Moon. Cost is just $8. The museum and gift shop will also be open for guests’ enjoyment. All climbers must be 44 inches tall.

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February 10, 2020
  • Pottery 101 - Scalloped Planter

    February 10, 2020  9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    The Artery Studio, 214 Williams Ave, Port St Joe, FL 32456, USA

    Monday, Feb. 10, 10:00 am - 12:30
    Class Fee: $70 
    (Class is open to all levels)
    Once again, texturing our clay, we'll begin this planter with a cylinder, which we will then alter to make this beautiful ruffled shape. If you have time, you'll add interest by adding "feet" to the base.  We'll be working with a stoneware clay, making this piece durable and functional. (You will need to come in a second time to glaze your piece. Glaze sessions are held on Wednesdays. Allow approximately 2 weeks from class until finished pickup.) Register at https://arterystudio.com/adult-classes.html

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February 11, 2020
  • Library Winter Speaker Series

    February 11, 2020  1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    Port St. Joe Library, Library Dr, Port St Joe, FL 32456, USA

    Saving an America Treasure by Georgia Ackerman, Riverkeeper and Executive Director of Apalachicola Riverkeepers  

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February 12, 2020
  • Oyster Ecology 101

    February 12, 2020  8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve Nature Center, 108 Island Drive, Eastpoint, FL, 32328, United States

    This class will teach you all about the role that oysters play in the health of Apalachicola Bay. Discover what makes the bay so ideal for growing oysters, what gives our oysters their distinct flavor, and how oyster bars benefit the ecosystem. After spending some time in the classroom, participants will get the chance look at its these creatures under a microscope. This class is full of opportunities to learn more about the animals that live in our bay and along the tidal flats.
    Registration is free, but registering before hand is required by visiting our eventbrite page. The class will meet at the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve, in the upstairs classroom at 108 Island Drive, Eastpoint FL 32328.
    Any further questions can be addressed to either Anita Grove at (850) 670-7708 – or contact Josh Eaton at (850) 670-7710.
    (Class is currently being rewritten and some details are subject to change.)

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  • Go Fish! Wallhanging at The Artery

    February 12, 2020  12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    The Artery Studio, 214 Williams Ave, Port St Joe, FL 32456, USA

    Wednesday, Feb. 12, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm 
    Class Fee: $65 (Class is open to all levels)
    This funky wallhanging will give personality to a front porch or man-cave! Using texture, clay and your imagination, you'll create pieces which will be assembled to hang, indoors or out.  Register at https://arterystudio.com/adult-classes.html  
    (You will need to come in a second time to glaze your piece. Glaze sessions are held Wednesdays. Allow approximately 2 weeks from class until finished pickup.)  

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  • Bowery Station Open Mic Night

    February 12, 2020  5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    17 Ave F, Suite C Apalachicola, FL 32320, USA

    This weekly event has been a mainstay in local entertainment for years, and has fostered the development of numerous performers as they gain their confidence and stage presence. All levels of talent are welcomed and appreciated.

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February 13, 2020
  • Fun With Encaustics

    February 13, 2020  9:00 AM - February 14, 2020  3:00 PM
    The Artery Studio, 214 Williams Ave, Port St Joe, FL 32456, USA

    Saturday, Feb. 13 & 14, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Class Fee: $200

    (*Encaustics 101 or similar experience required to attend this class.)
    In Fun With Encaustics (two days with an optional third day), the instructor will demonstrate the various techniques learned in her 9 years of exploring this medium, where your only limit is your imagination. We will build on the techniques learned in Encaustics 101 using a variety of collage items, papers, chalk paint, stencils, stamps, pan pastels, foils. All supplies included – however, you are encouraged to bring in items of particular interest to you . . . for example favorite colors of oil paint, collage items and papers that you might like to use, stencils or stamps that you might have. Class size limited to 6.  

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February 14, 2020
  • H'COLA History Festival

    February 14, 2020 - February 16, 2020  
    Franklin Square, 6th Street, Apalachicola, FL, 32320, United States

    H’COLA’s  Annual African-American History Festival will be held Feb. 14-16, 2020. This event is a celebration of African-American history, life, music and culture. This outdoor, family-oriented event is filled with varied artists and entertainers, children’s activities, arts, history, education, health & wellness and more.  There will be live entertainment throughout the two day event. The event is held in Apalachicola at Franklin Square 6th Street between Avenues L&M.

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  • Fun With Encaustics

    February 13, 2020  9:00 AM - February 14, 2020  3:00 PM
    The Artery Studio, 214 Williams Ave, Port St Joe, FL 32456, USA

    Saturday, Feb. 13 & 14, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Class Fee: $200

    (*Encaustics 101 or similar experience required to attend this class.)
    In Fun With Encaustics (two days with an optional third day), the instructor will demonstrate the various techniques learned in her 9 years of exploring this medium, where your only limit is your imagination. We will build on the techniques learned in Encaustics 101 using a variety of collage items, papers, chalk paint, stencils, stamps, pan pastels, foils. All supplies included – however, you are encouraged to bring in items of particular interest to you . . . for example favorite colors of oil paint, collage items and papers that you might like to use, stencils or stamps that you might have. Class size limited to 6.  

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  • INConcert Series: FAMU Faculty Valentine Jam

    February 14, 2020  7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Rio Carrabelle, 102 St James Ave, Carrabelle, FL, 32322, United States

    Enjoy Valentine’s Day in the intimate setting of Rio Carrabelle with a concert of Jazz Standards and Romantic Ballads. Bring your own champagne! Reservations can be made online at riocarrabelle.com.

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February 15, 2020
  • H'COLA History Festival

    February 14, 2020 - February 16, 2020  
    Franklin Square, 6th Street, Apalachicola, FL, 32320, United States

    H’COLA’s  Annual African-American History Festival will be held Feb. 14-16, 2020. This event is a celebration of African-American history, life, music and culture. This outdoor, family-oriented event is filled with varied artists and entertainers, children’s activities, arts, history, education, health & wellness and more.  There will be live entertainment throughout the two day event. The event is held in Apalachicola at Franklin Square 6th Street between Avenues L&M.

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  • Salt Air Farmer's Market

    February 15, 2020  8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    City Commons Park, 305 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd. Port St. Joe, FL 32456

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  • Crooked River Lighthouse Farmer’s Market

    February 15, 2020  8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Crooked River Lighthouse, 1975 Hwy 98 W, Carrabelle, FL, 32322, United States

    The Crooked River Lighthouse in Carrabelle is hosting a Carrabelle Farmer’s Market on Saturday, January 4 & 18, February 1 & 15 from 9 am-1 pm at the foot of the lighthouse at 1975 Hwy 98 W, Carrabelle, FL. The market will be featuring vendors from the community with locally made goods, veggies, baked goods, art and more. The Farmer’s Market will be held every first and third Saturday from 9 am-1 pm at the Crooked River Lighthouse. Vendors are welcome to sign up at any time. The cost to be a vendor is $10 per market for Carrabelle Lighthouse Association non-members and free for members. Membership costs $15 for an individual or $25 for a family per year.

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  • The Fort at Prospect Bluff

    February 15, 2020  9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    C-Quarters Marina, Carrabelle, Carrabelle, FL, United States

    The Carrabelle History Museum is presenting an interesting history program entitled, “The Fort at Prospect Bluff” with historian and author, Dale Cox. It may be hard to imagine now, but right down the road in Franklin County on a bank of the Apalachicola River is a bluff that once boasted the biggest community of escaped slaves and free black people in the country. This free program will be held Saturday, February 15, 2020, at 10 am – 12 pm at C-Quarters Marina.
    The Fort at Prospect Bluff, built by British troops during the final months of the War of 1812, served as a rallying point and refugee center for more than 3,000 Red Stick Creek Indians who evacuated into Florida. The fort was also the training station for a battalion of Colonial Marines (Black/Negro Marines). Escaped slaves from Spanish Florida and the United States filled the ranks of this unit.
    When the war ended, Great Britain withdrew from the Apalachicola River. They turned the massive 14 ½ acre fort over (View Full Event Description Here: https://www.floridasforgottencoast.com/event/the-fort-at-prospect-bluff/)

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  • Guitarist Peter Fletcher

    February 15, 2020  4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Apalachicola Margaret Key Library, 12th Street and Avenue E, Apalachicola, FL 32320

    The Apalachicola Margaret Key Library Literary Salon program presents a concert by acclaimed classical guitarist Peter Fletcher. Fletcher made his New York Debut at Carnegie Hall in 2007 and played there again in 2017 to rave reviews. He performs throughout the U.S., and music critics say of him that “he handles and plays guitar works with pristine brilliance and aplomb, with warmth, skill, and a unique understanding of the music.” He studied with Jose Tomas, teaching assistant to the great Andres Segovia, and currently divides his time between homes in Detroit and New York City. Free Admission with Ticket. Tickets can be picked up at the Library.

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February 16, 2020
  • H'COLA History Festival

    February 14, 2020 - February 16, 2020  
    Franklin Square, 6th Street, Apalachicola, FL, 32320, United States

    H’COLA’s  Annual African-American History Festival will be held Feb. 14-16, 2020. This event is a celebration of African-American history, life, music and culture. This outdoor, family-oriented event is filled with varied artists and entertainers, children’s activities, arts, history, education, health & wellness and more.  There will be live entertainment throughout the two day event. The event is held in Apalachicola at Franklin Square 6th Street between Avenues L&M.

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  • The Von Wamps & Friends

    February 16, 2020  2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Cat Pointe Music, 29 Island Drive, Eastpoint, FL, 32328, United States

    The much loved Von Wamps return to Cat Pointe Music for an afternoon of their very special original songs as well as some favorite covers. The Von Wamps are Lou and Lynn Wamp whose talents and artistry are vast: classical, jazz, swing and blues to bluegrass. Lou plays fiddle and dobro, while Lynn plays acoustic upright bass. They are both accomplished mandolin players and Lou was named one of the nation’s Top Dobro Players by “Guitar Journal” magazine. For this concert, Lou and Lynn are joined by some special surprise guests! All this adds up to an afternoon of fun and truly wonderful music. Don’t miss The Von Wamps at Cat Pointe Music on Sunday, February 16th at 3:00 pm. And don’t forget to BYOB!

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