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Art from the Sea: Art Exhibit by Robert Simmons
Friday, October 14, 2016 through Saturday, February 25, 2017
Art From the Sea, Works by Robert Simmons combines photographs taken using light and electron microscopes with constructed art to illustrate both the beauty of the natural world and mans impact on th...
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Yoga Classes
Monday, January 9, 2017 through Monday, February 13, 2017
The Apalachicola HCA will host a six week yoga series of classes beginning Monday, January 9 and running each Monday evening until February 13. The classes will run from 5:30-6:45 and will be taught...
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Wooden Boat Building Classes and Open House
Monday, January 16, 2017 through Monday, January 23, 2017
Starting on Monday, 1/16, the Apalachicola Maritime Museum (AMM) Wooden Boat School (WBS) will be hosting a seven day wooden boat construction class for two touring kayaks. The vessels are constructe...
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Student Pottery Reception & Exhibit
Tuesday, January 17, 2017 through Saturday, January 28, 2017
The Apalachicola Center for History Culture and Art will host a pottery camp for children ages 5-17 with renowned potter Kirby Gregory. The pottery camp is a cooperative effort with Project Impact, t...
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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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Forgotten Coast Film Festival
Thursday, January 26, 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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IN Concert: Jazz
Friday, January 27, 2017
ILSE NEWELL FUND FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS INCONCERT SERIES 2016-17
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Coffee in the Campground
Saturday, January 28, 2017
A Park Ranger or volunteer will give interpretive programs on many topics which may include Apalachicola Bay seafood, panhandle seashells, campfire cooking, flora and fauna of St. George Island, bir...
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Jim Croce Tribute: Reno & Gambino
Saturday, January 28, 2017
January 28 Jim Croce Tribute: Reno - Gambino 3 PM, 8 PM Bigger Than Life… A Tribute to Jim Croce, returns for a 3rd Season. John Reno, a native of New Orleans, takes us on a musical journey t...
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Apalachicola Farmers Market
Saturday, January 28, 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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Beach Exploration: Tracks, Signs and Critters
Saturday, January 28, 2017
8 am - 12 noon. Come explore the beaches of Franklin County's Bald Point and Wakulla Countys Mashes Sands. Discover the diversity of life that can be found hidden under your feet and in the water at...
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IN Concert: Leon Anderson Jazz ft. Avis Berry
Sunday, January 29, 2017
TheILSE NEWELL FUND FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS INCONCERT SERIES 2016-17 presents Leon Anderson Jazz Group featuring Avis Berry beginning at 4:00 PM at Trinity Episcopal Church at 79 Sixth Street, Apalac...
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Splash Trash Tour
Wednesday, February 1, 2017 through Saturday, February 11, 2017
The Splash Trash Tour is coming to Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve! This interactive art experience is visiting Eastpoint for two weeks in February. Don't miss your chance to get up...
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Look, Listen & Learn: The Civil War
Saturday, February 4, 2017
The Look, Listen - Learn Program Series is back this year with new sessions and topics. Following the success of last years lectures on the First Peoples, about the prehistoric native peoples along t...
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Spencer Bohren at the Dixie Theatre
Saturday, February 4, 2017
February 4 Spencer Bohren 3 PM, 8 PM Spencer Bohrens enthusiasm for Americas music is infectious. For four decades he has been sharing his unique blend of blues, country, gospel, folk and original s...
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Coffee in the Campground
Saturday, February 4, 2017
A Park Ranger or volunteer will give interpretive programs on many topics which may include Apalachicola Bay seafood, panhandle seashells, campfire cooking, flora and fauna of St. George Island, bir...
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Art Workshop: Charlie Hunter
Monday, February 6, 2017 through Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Renowned Plein Air Artist Charlie Hunter will host a three day Plein Air painting workshop Feb. 6-8 at Apalachicola's Center for History, Culture and Art. Hunter will demonstrate his signature method...
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Snowbird Appreciation Day
Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Snowbird Appreciation Day, 2017, will be held onTuesday, February 7th. The event is sponsored by the St. George Island Business Association, who invites all winter visitors in the area to enjoy an ev...
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Florida's Springs Lecture
Thursday, February 9, 2017
"Floridas Springs: How are they doing and what is being done to protect these precious resources?" Lecture Florida has one of the greatest concentrations of springs in the world with more than 1,000...
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Panhandle Players present: The Time of Your Life
Friday, February 10, 2017 through Sunday, February 12, 2017
The Panhandle Players of the Forgotten Coast will present The Time of Your Life, by William Saroyan, at the historic Chapman Auditorium in Apalachicola, at Hwy 98 and 12th Street. Performance dates a...
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IN Concert: Jazz
Friday, February 10, 2017
ILSE NEWELL FUND FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS INCONCERT SERIES 2016-17
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SGI Tour of Homes
Friday, February 10, 2017 through Saturday, February 11, 2017
TheSt. George Island Tour of Homeswill be held Feb. 11, 2017. The tour features distinctive homes from beach to bay. The event is sponsored by the St. George Lighthouse Association. A kick-off event...
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Sarah Mac Band at the Dixie Theatre
Saturday, February 11, 2017
February 11 Sarah Mac Band 3 PM, 8 PM The House Band, back for their 8th Season, need we say more...we love them so best and feel fortunate they are still with us. The Sarah Mac Band is an engaging...
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Coffee in the Campground
Saturday, February 11, 2017
A Park Ranger or volunteer will give interpretive programs on many topics which may include Apalachicola Bay seafood, panhandle seashells, campfire cooking, flora and fauna of St. George Island, bir...
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Forgotten Coast Chef Sampler
Sunday, February 12, 2017
The Apalachicola Bay Chamber of Commerce will host the 21 st Annual Forgotten Coast Chefs Sampler on Sunday, February 12, 2017, from 6:00-9:00 pm. Chefs from all over the Forgotten Coast will prepare...
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IN Concert: Read Gainsford & Evan Jones
Sunday, February 12, 2017
THE ILSE NEWELL FUND FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS INCONCERT SERIES 2016-17 presents Read Gainsford, piano, and Evan Jones, Cello beginning at 4:00 PM at Trinity Episcopal Church at 79 Sixth Street, Apalac...
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OYSTERTOWN at the Dixie Theatre
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Come celebrate the rich history of Apalachicola and The Forgotten Coast in an original evening developed especially for The Dixie Theatre. Oystertown combines storytelling, music and historic archiva...
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Reserve Wednesdays: Florida's Bears
Wednesday, February 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, February 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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IN Concert: Jazz
Friday, February 17, 2017
ILSE NEWELL FUND FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS INCONCERT SERIES 2016-17
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African-American History Festival
Friday, February 17, 2017 through Sunday, February 19, 2017
HCOLAs 14th Annual African-American History Festival will be held Feb. 17-19, 2017. This event is a celebration of African-American history, life, music and culture. This outdoor, family-oriented eve...
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OYSTERTOWN at the Dixie Theatre
Saturday, February 18, 2017
Come celebrate the rich history of Apalachicola and The Forgotten Coast in an original evening developed especially for The Dixie Theatre. Oystertown combines storytelling, music and historic archiva...
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Coffee in the Campground
Saturday, February 18, 2017
A Park Ranger or volunteer will give interpretive programs on many topics which may include Apalachicola Bay seafood, panhandle seashells, campfire cooking, flora and fauna of St. George Island, bir...
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Explore the Black Backwater of Tate's Hell Swamp
Saturday, February 18, 2017
Explore the Black Backwater of Tate's Hell Swamp - Winter This four mile intermediate canoe/kayak trip will allow participants to experience the sights smells, and sounds of the most bio-diverse ecos...
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IN Concert: Category 5 Winds (Ensemble)
Sunday, February 19, 2017
THE ILSE NEWELL FUND FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS INCONCERT SERIES 2016-17 presents B Category 5 Winds (Ensemble) beginning at 4pm. The Ilse Newell Fund for the Preforming Arts is committed to culturalenr...
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Coffee in the Campground
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
A Park Ranger or volunteer will give interpretive programs on many topics which may include Apalachicola Bay seafood, panhandle seashells, campfire cooking, flora and fauna of St. George Island, bir...
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OYSTERTOWN at the Dixie Theatre
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Come celebrate the rich history of Apalachicola and The Forgotten Coast in an original evening developed especially for The Dixie Theatre. Oystertown combines storytelling, music and historic archiva...
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Forgotten Coast Film Festival
Thursday, February 23, 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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IN Concert: Jazz
Friday, February 24, 2017
ILSE NEWELL FUND FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS INCONCERT SERIES 2016-17
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Mardi Gras Barkus Parade
Saturday, February 25, 2017
Mardi Gras is going to the moon and back! The Mystic Krewe of Salty Barkers, a parade unit of dogs and their people, invite you to join in the Apalachicola Mardi Gras Barkus Parade. Saturday, Feb...
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Coffee in the Campground
Saturday, February 25, 2017
A Park Ranger or volunteer will give interpretive programs on many topics which may include Apalachicola Bay seafood, panhandle seashells, campfire cooking, flora and fauna of St. George Island, bir...
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OYSTERTOWN at the Dixie Theatre
Saturday, February 25, 2017
Come celebrate the rich history of Apalachicola and The Forgotten Coast in an original evening developed especially for The Dixie Theatre. Oystertown combines storytelling, music and historic archiva...
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Mardi Gras Ball
Saturday, February 25, 2017
Join in on the Franklin County Mardi Gras Festivities on February 25 as the Franklin County Habitat for Humanity hosts its annual Mardi Gras benefit celebration in Apalachicola. The group will host a...
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Bread, Soup and Book Sale!
Saturday, February 25, 2017
The Friends of the Franklin County Library will host a Soup, Bread and Book Sale on February 25 at the Carrabelle Library, beginning at 11am til they sell out! Homemade bread and soup plus used book...
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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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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
This annual event was created to honor the service of veterans from WWII and beyond. Located in Carrabelle, Florida, the exhibits and artifacts preserve the heritage of the men who trained at this ca...
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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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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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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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Rib Cook-Off
Saturday, March 18, 2017

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Archaeology Day
Saturday, March 18, 2017
10:00am-4:00 pmArchaeological evidence indicates that Apalachicola has been occupied for over 2,000 years and was considered a center for culture and commerce. Come learn about area archaeology and t...
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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
A free, multi-venue showcasing art, history and fun in the heart of downtown Carrabelle. The activities take place at a variety of galleries, museums and spaces and are FREE and open to the public. G...
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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. The Ilse Newell Fund for the Preforming Arts is committed...
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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
A month long, city-wide, multi-venue event in April 2017. Its mission is to be a catalyst to preserve Apalachicolas historic housing through the celebration of art and record. The PEARLS exhibition w...
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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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Bird Fest
Saturday, April 22, 2017
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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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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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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. The Ilse Newell Fund for the Preforming Arts is committed to culturalenrichmen...
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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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