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African-American Art Collection
Monday, January 23, 2017 through Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Franklin County Tourist Develoment Council presents African-American Art Collection at the Eastpoint Visitor Center. Original and limited edition Haitian, African and American art on display January...
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IN Concert: David Kalhous & Ben Sung
Sunday, February 26, 2017
THE ILSE NEWELL FUND FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS INCONCERT SERIES 2016-17 presents David Kalhous, piano and Ben Sung, violin beginning at 4:00 PM at Trinity Episcopal Church at 79 Sixth Street, Apalachic...
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Art Workshop & Exhibit
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 through Saturday, March 25, 2017
Peter and Licia Berry, classically-trained artists from Georgia State University combine classical art training with 3-dimensional digital technology to create a blend of handmade and digital works....
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SGI Charity Chili Cook-off
Saturday, March 4, 2017
St. George Island will host its annual Charity Chili Cookoff and Auction March 4.Activities include a golf tournament, 5K Red Pepper Run, Chili Cook-off, Auction and the naming of Miss Chili Pepper a...
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Art Opening at 49 Palmetto Gallery
Saturday, March 4, 2017
Super Natural: Art by 5 Women focuses on the artwork of contemporary women artists unrestrained absorption with nature. Rather than merely document beauty, these artists engage in natures diversity,...
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Wooden Boat School
Monday, March 6, 2017
Starting on Monday, March 6th, the Apalachicola Maritime Museum (AMM) Wooden Boat School (WBS) will be hosting an open house wooden boat construction event for a woodent touring kayaks. The kayak wil...
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Oysters 101
Friday, March 10, 2017
12:00 Noon - 4:00 PMDiscover the important role oysters play in the health of Apalachicola Bay. We will learn about what makes Apalachicola Bay so ideal for growing oysters, what gives our oysters th...
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Beach Exploration:  Tracks, Signs and Critters
Saturday, March 11, 2017
Come explore the beaches of Wakulla County, Mashes Sands, and Franklin County's Bald Point. Discover the diversity of life that can be found hidden under your feet and in the water at low tide. Cost...
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Carrabelle Airport Fly-In
Saturday, March 11, 2017
A family fun day filled with war bird displays, military tributes, helicopter rides, entertainment and food. 9 am - 3 pm. Free admission.
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Camp Gordon Johnston Days
Saturday, March 11, 2017
The Camp Gordon Johnston Day event, scheduled for March 11, will feature exhibits from the camp, tours of the museum and a parade honoring military veterans. This annual event was created to honor th...
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Apalachicola Farmers Market
Saturday, March 11, 2017
This local favorite is held the second and fourth Saturday of each month at the Mill Pond Pavillion at the Scipio Creek Marina in Apalachicola. Features seafood, produce, honey, homemade breads, pies...
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Full Moon Dinner Cruise
Saturday, March 11, 2017
Join us on Saturday, March 11th for a two hour Sunset and Full Moon dinner cruise amid the ambiance of oil lamps and city lights. The STARFISH is a US Coast Guard approved 40 passenger power catamara...
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Full Moon Climb at the Cape St. George Lighthouse
Sunday, March 12, 2017
The St. George Lighthouse will host a full moon climb March 12 from 7:30-9 pm. Climb to the top of the Cape St. George Light to watch the sunset and the rise of the full moon. The Sunset/Full Moon Cl...
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Reserve Wednesdays: Seagrass Awareness
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
‘Reserve Wednesday Talks for the Spring of 2017ANERRs Reserve Wednesday talks are hosted on the third Wednesday of every month, from 2pm to 3pm at the ANERR Nature Center located at 108 Island...
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Forgotten Coast Film Festival
Thursday, March 16, 2017
Come join us for the Forgotten Coast Film Festival highlighting movies filmed around Carrabelle and the Forgotten Coast area. A program of the Carrabelle History Museum, this series will feature a to...
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Seepage Bog Wetlands Lecture
Thursday, March 16, 2017
"Panhandle Florida's Spectacular Seepage Bog Wetlands Lecture" The conservation Lecture series continues with "Panhandle Florida's Spectacular Seepage Bog Wetlands: Vanishing Biodiversity and Why Yo...
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Archaeology Day
Saturday, March 18, 2017
Learn about the Forgotten Coasts earliest residents at Archaeology Day Saturday, March 18, from 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. at the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve (ANERR). Participants wil...
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Eastpoint Fire Dept. Annual Charity Rib Cook-Off
Saturday, March 18, 2017
Gates open at 9 AM. Free admission. Rib cook-off contest, silent auction, liars contest, live entertainment, rides and face paintings for the kids. The Eastpoint Fire House is located one block North...
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Authors in Apalach
Saturday, March 18, 2017
The Apalachicola Margaret Key Library will host its 2017 Authors in Apalach event on Saturday, March 18, at the Apalachicola Center for History, Culture and Art. This years event theme is Go Coastal,...
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Tate's Hell State Forest Clean-Up
Saturday, March 18, 2017
There will be a State Forest Cleanup Day on March 18 from 8-noon. Meet 8:00-8:30 AM at Gully Branch Recreation Area and Landing in Tates Hell State Forest. Volunteers should wear: Protective clothing...
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Painting Workshop
Sunday, March 19, 2017 through Wednesday, March 22, 2017
PAINTING FROM PHOTO REFERENCE with DAWN WHITELAW9:00 AM - 4:00 PM The emphasis in this class is learning how to use the photograph as something to refer to in the process of creating a painting. Stud...
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Dos Blues Guys at Rio Carrabelle
Friday, March 24, 2017
"Dos Blues Guys" are traveling to Carrabelle from Macon, GA. Dos Blues Guys recently won the Atlanta Blues Challenge held at the Hard Rock Cafe and are competing in the International Blues Challenge...
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Bay Friendly Landscaping Workshop
Friday, March 24, 2017
1:00 pm -3:30 pmThe Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve will host a Bay Friendly Landscaping workshop on March 24thfrom 1:00-3:30pm. Yard design and maintenance can have a big effect on...
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Carrabelle Cultural Crawl
Saturday, March 25, 2017
The Carrabelle Culture Crawl is a celebration of art, music, history, and fun in downtown Carrabelle on Saturday, March 25, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm. This cultural event is a free, multi-venue showcase of...
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IN Concert: Bay Choral Society Spring Concert
Saturday, March 25, 2017 through Sunday, March 26, 2017
THE ILSE NEWELL FUND FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS INCONCERT SERIES 2016-17 presents Bay Area Choral Society's Spring Performance beginning at 4pm.
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Spring Fling Dance
Saturday, March 25, 2017
There will be a Spring Fling Dance at the Lanark Village Chillas Hall on Saturday, March 25 from 7:30 pm until. The event will feature "Greg - Krewe" DJ. Bring a friend and your favorite finger food...
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Coastal Art Showcase
Saturday, March 25, 2017 through Saturday, April 22, 2017
The Carrabelle Artist Association (CAA) will present the Coastal Art Showcase, featuring new original artwork by well known local artists and new emerging artists. Works may include oils, pastels,...
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Apalachicola Farmers Market
Saturday, March 25, 2017
This local favorite is held the second and fourth Saturday of each month at the Mill Pond Pavillion at the Scipio Creek Marina in Apalachicola. Features seafood, produce, honey, homemade breads, pies...
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Tate's Hell Driving and Hiking Excursion
Thursday, March 30, 2017
An off-trail bush whack hike to a savanna to see what's flowering. We will look for Godfrey's Butterwort (Pinguicula ionantha), a federally threatened carnivorous plant that flowers in the early Spri...
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PEARLS Exhibition
Saturday, April 1, 2017 through Saturday, April 29, 2017
PEARLS: Preserving and Embracing Apalachicola's Rich Legacy of ShotgunsA showcase of Apalachicola's shotgun and other historic houses to raise awareness of their history, simple beauty and usefulness...
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Apalach Art Walk
Saturday, April 1, 2017
Art in all forms will be woven in and around picturesque downtown Apalachicola where artists and musicians will be showing, selling, and demonstrating their talents from 11:00-6:00 pm. The festivitie...
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Oysters 101
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Discover the important role oysters play in the health of Apalachicola Bay. We will learn about what makes Apalachicola Bay so ideal for growing oysters, what gives our oysters thei...
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"Translating the language of life" Lecture
Thursday, April 6, 2017
Most organisms on Earth have neither eyes nor ears and so must decide to run from, eat, or mate with thingsnearby based on chemicalcues. Dr. Mark Hay (Georgia Tech) will discuss how understanding, tr...
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Bay Friendly Landscaping Workshop
Saturday, April 8, 2017
Saturday, April 8th, 2017, from 1:00-3:30 pm The Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve will be hosting a Bay Friendly Landscaping workshop on Saturday, April 8th, 2017, from 1:00-3:30 pm....
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Estuary Class
Friday, April 14, 2017
Do you know what an estuary is and why it is so vital to our economy and way of life? Join the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve on Friday, April 14th, 12:00-4:00pm to explore the estu...
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Apalach Antique & Classic Boat & Car Show
Saturday, April 15, 2017
Antique - Classic Boats - Cars, examples of classic and traditional vessels, workboats, and fiberglass and aluminum classics will all be on display on from until 4:00 pm. Studebakers, Model As, Ts,...
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Reserve Wednesdays: Tracking Fish Movement
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
‘Reserve Wednesday Talks for the Spring of 2017ANERRs Reserve Wednesday talks are hosted on the third Wednesday of every month, from 2pm to 3pm at the ANERR Nature Center located at 108 Island...
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Carrabelle Riverfront Festival
Friday, April 21, 2017 through Saturday, April 22, 2017
The Carrabelle Riverfront Festival is a fabulous street festival with arts - craft vendors, educational folk life and maritime exhibits, demonstrations and activities, childrens activities, a vintage...
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4th Annual Forgotten Coast Cruisers Car Show
Saturday, April 22, 2017
Presented by Bobby Turner, Jim Ward, the Forgotten Coast Cruisers, and the Carrabelle Chamber of Commerce. 10 am till 6 pm. Registered cars eligible for: Best in ShowLate Model AwardBest PaintTop 10...
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Tate's Hell and Back 5k Run/Walk
Saturday, April 22, 2017
The Tates Hell and Back 5k Run/Walk will be held April 22, 2017. Race starts at 8:00 am. Pre-registration and pickup starts at 6:45 am. The race course begins at Carrabelle Christian Center at 142 Ri...
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Birding the Bay
Saturday, April 22, 2017
Join us for a day-long (8:00am-4:00pm) birding event on the Forgotten Coast for birders of all levels from advanced to beginners. Professionally lead tours will focus on shorebirds, migratory birds,...
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FSU Marine Lab Open House
Saturday, April 22, 2017
2017 Open House: Coastal Literacy Connecting Marine Science - Society Active engagement in protecting our oceans and coastlines is something we all can do! Help us celebrate that ability and our sci...
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Explore the Black Backwater of Tate's Hell Swamp
Saturday, April 29, 2017
This four-mile intermediate canoe/kayak trip will allow participants to experience the sights smells, and sounds of the most bio-diverse ecosystems in the world. This Spring Tour will explore the Spr...
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SGI Brew Fest
Saturday, April 29, 2017
Welcome to the 2nd Annual SGI Brewfest! The SGI Brewfest is a one day beer tasting festival designed to promote the appreciation of craft beer all while listening to live music and enjoying great foo...
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Oysters 101
Wednesday, May 3, 2017
1:00pm - 4:00 pm Discover the important role oysters play in the health of Apalachicola Bay. We will learn about what makes Apalachicola Bay so ideal for growing oysters, what gives our oysters their...
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Forgotten Coast Plein Air
Thursday, May 4, 2017 through Sunday, May 14, 2017
More than 20 nationally acclaimed artists along with several hundred art enthusiasts will gather on Florida's Forgotten Coast soon to participate in the 12th annual Forgotten Coast en Plein Air Invit...
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Apalach Historic Home Tour
Saturday, May 6, 2017

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Spring Ghostwalk
Saturday, May 6, 2017

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IN Concert: SEAHAWKS Concert Band
Sunday, May 7, 2017
TheILSE NEWELL FUND FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS INCONCERT SERIES 2016-17 presentsSEAHAWKS Concert Band beginning at 4:00 PM.
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Living Shorelines Workshop
Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Coastal erosion is a natural process caused by currents, wave action, wind, storms and even boat wakes. The traditional methods using to harden the shoreline like seawalls and rip rap can often incre...
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Rock by the Sea
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 through Sunday, May 14, 2017
This three night charity music event on St. George Island is dedicated to raising money to assist deserving charities who provide direct services to those in need. The May event held at Harry A's on...
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Estuary Class
Friday, May 12, 2017
Do you know what an estuary is and why it is so vital to our economy and way of life? Join the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve on Friday, May 12th, 12:00-4:00pm to explore the estuar...
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Reserve Wednesdays: Wildflowers
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
‘Reserve Wednesday Talks for the Spring of 2017ANERRs Reserve Wednesday talks are hosted on the third Wednesday of every month, from 2pm to 3pm at the ANERR Nature Center located at 108 Island...
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Look, Listen & Learn: The Civil War
Saturday, May 20, 2017
Look, Listen - Learn Program Series - The Civil War: Loss - Peril on the Forgotten Coast Dale Cox, a Southern writer and historian, is the author of more than one dozen books on Southern history and...
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Crooked River Lighthouse Coastal Blessing
Sunday, May 28, 2017
The Crooked River Lighthouse Park will host the Coastal Blessing where church leaders from the Carrabelle community will share a blessing for the coast and a safe hurricane season from the top of the...
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African-American Art CollectionIN Concert: David Kalhous & Ben SungArt Workshop & ExhibitSGI Charity Chili Cook-offArt Opening at 49 Palmetto GalleryWooden Boat School
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