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Lantern Making Workshops - October 19, 2017

Learn how to make beautifil star-shaped lanterns at RIO Carrabelle.

Murder at the Gibson Inn - October 20, 2017 through October 22, 2017

Original Murder Mystery Opens Season

Panhandle Players presents Murder at the Gibson Inn: An Oyster City Mystery, an original play written and directed by Royce Rolstad, III. The play will open the community theatre's 2017-2018 season and make its world debut at the Chapman Auditorium in Apalachicola, October 20, 21 at 7:30 pm, and October 22 at 3:00 pm. 

Rolstad's first full length play reveals a riveting plot of murder and mayhem in this fictionalized (but possibly true) depiction of some of the ghosts thought to haunt Apalachicola's historic Gibson Inn. How did they become ghosts? Did they pass peacefully in their sleep, or did a dastardly deed do them in? 

Tickets are $15, and may be purchased online at panhandleplayers.com or at the door one hour before curtain.

Lantern Fest - October 21, 2017

Come celebrate the birthday of one of Franklin County’s oldest maritime landmarks. Carrabelle Lighthouse Association presents Lantern Fest at the 1895 Crooked River Lighthouse, 1975 HWY 98 West in Carrabelle Beach. Shipwreck tales, amazing dancers & musicians, glowing lanterns, great local food and night time tower climbs bring magic and history together. ALWAYS THE 4TH WEEKEND IN OCTOBER.

 

Bay-Friendly Landscaping - October 27, 2017

The Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve will be hosting a bay friendly landscaping workshop on Friday, October 27, 1:00-3:30 pm. 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. Following the discussion portion of the workshop participants will have the option, for a small fee, to assemble their own rain barrel that they can take home. The workshop will be held at the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve. The class is free, but rain barrels are $20.00 per barrel.

Ghostwalk - October 28, 2017

Hauntings will abound at Apalachicola's Chestnut Street Cemetery on Saturday, October 28 when local history enthusiasts don the garb and take on the persona of the cemetery's more notable inhabitants to tell their tale of life in Apalachicola more than 100 years ago.  The Ghostwalk will be held 6:30-8:30 pm. at the Chestnut Street Cemetery on Hwy 98 in Apalachicola.

Autos & Oysters - October 28, 2017

The Autos and Oysters Car Show on Saturday, October 28, 2017 will be held on Water Street from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public. The Cars will be judged by a team headed by J.C. O’Steen of Tallahassee. Awards will be given for the Top 50, Best of Show, Club Participation, Greatest Distance Travelled, and Sponsor’s Choice. Awards will be presented at 4:00 p.m. Registration begins at 9:00 a.m. and ends at noon. The cost to enter your car is $20.

Farmers Market - October 28, 2017

Farmer's Market at Scipio Creek from 9 am till 1 pm. on the second and fourth Saturday of each month.The Apalachicola Farmers' Market features  high-quality produce, seafood and locally- produced goods directly to the people of Apalachicola and provides a place for the fishermen, farmers, and artisans of the community to sell their products.

Open House Band Jam - October 28, 2017

Open House Band Jam at Rio Carrabelle-3 pm-7 pm. A number of popular local musicians will be playing all afternoon culminating in a jam session. This performance will be a once in a lifetime opportunity to see & enjoy these musicians playing together.... Free hot dogs and hamburgers will be on the grill..bring your own beverage or enjoy one of ours! $5 donation to cover expenses!

Apalachicola Oyster Roast - November 3, 2017

Love oysters? Don't miss the annual Downtown Oyster Roast on November 3rd,  6-9 pm in  Apalachicola. This enchanting event, sponsored by the Apalachicola Bay Chamber of Commerce, will feature roasted oysters, oysters on the half shell, creamy artichoke, oyster and thyme soup, fresh local shrimp and more. Dine under the stars next to the Apalachicola River. 

Florida Seafood Festival - November 4, 2017 through November 5, 2017

The 54th Annual Florida Seafood Festival kicks off in Apalachicola November 3-4. Heralded as the State’s oldest maritime event, this annual fall classic is a celebration of the Franklin County commercial seafood industry. The Florida Seafood Festival promises to feature delicious seafood, arts and crafts exhibits, seafood related events and musical entertainment including recording artist Jerrod Niemann.

“All Girl” Songwriters in the Round Performance - November 17, 2017

“All Girl” Songwriters in the Round performance at 8pm. Rio Carrabelle is delighted to host this “first”.  Alligator Point resident, Susan David, will be hosting this exciting evening that includes first time performers at Rio Carrabelle, Mimi Hearns and Rachel Hillman bringing us their original songs and stories!

Oysters 101 - November 17, 2017

Come learn about the famous bivalves of Apalachicola Bay! This class offered by the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve 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 to walk along an oyster bar, and look at its inhabitants 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 required and the cost is $25 per person. Tickets available on . The class will meet at the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve, in the upstairs classroom at 108 Island Drive, Eastpoint FL 32328.

Holiday Art Show - November 17, 2017

The CAA will kick off its 2017 Carrabelle Holiday Art Show with music at Rio Carrabelle ? Friday, ? November 17th at 8 p.m. Contributing artists will be on hand with cheese and wine during intermission. The show will last 4 weekends at the Rio Carrabelle and end with the Boat Parade and Holiday on the Harbor on December 9th. The gallery will be open on Fridays 11- 4 and Saturdays 11 -4. This year’s Carrabelle Holiday Art show will feature local, renowned oil artist Roger Leonard.

Steamboat a-comin'! - November 18, 2017

The Carrabelle History Museum is hosting a fascinating, free program about steamboats and steamships in Carrabelle and along the Forgotten Coast on Saturday, November 18, 10 am -12 pm. It will be held at the Franklin County Senior Center. Discover an era when steamships were a vital part of transportation, communication, relationships and commerce. From before the civil war till the 1930's steam operated vessels moved commerce and people all around this area. Learn about the different types of steamers and hear the songs that reflect life during the age of Florida steamboats. This program features historical interpreters Ken Horne and Gibby Conrad.
Ken Horne is a talented musician and walking fountain of knowledge about Florida history & folk lore. He is a teacher in Leon County and a former educator for the Florida History Museum.
Gibby Conrad is a pioneer of ecotourism on the Apalachicola Estuary, a lifelong student of Gulf Coast maritime history and a former museum educator.  He has conducted tours on the Apalachicola River and Bay for over 10 years.

Estuary Class - December 8, 2017

Friday, December 8, 12:00-4:00pm 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 Thursday, December 9, 12:00-4:00pm to explore the estuary we depend on. Participants will learn about the habitats and creatures that make up our estuary and how the river and bay are intricately connected.  We will see these habitats up close aboard the Reserve’s research vessel the Henry Lee. The workshop will be based out of the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve, 108 Island Drive, Eastpoint, FL 32328.  The class is $25.00. Please register in advance.

Tom Mason & the Blue Buccaneers - December 8, 2017

Tom Mason & the Blue Buccaneers Return to Carrabelle at 8 pm. With an all new swashbuckling Christmas pirate show, these pirates are no strangers to our Port O' Carrabelle! Join us for this enchanting evening!

Estuary Class - December 9, 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 Thursday, December 9, 12:00-4:00pm to explore the estuary we depend on. Participants will learn about the habitats and creatures that make up our estuary and how the river and bay are intricately connected.  We will see these habitats up close aboard the Reserve’s research vessel the Henry Lee. The workshop will be based out of the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve, 108 Island Drive, Eastpoint, FL 32328.  The class is $25.00. Please register in advance.

Jingle Jog - December 9, 2017

The Jingle Jog Carrabelle 5k Run/Walk starts and ends at Franklin County Senior Center. All participants will get a yummy PANCAKE BREAKFAST after the race! Extra breakfast tickets will be available for $5 in advance or at the door.
Entry fee $20 early/ $25 late and includes a short sleeve shirt and breakfast. T-shirts are guaranteed to pre-registered participants only. Some shirts will be available on race day until they run out. 8:00am 5k start  8:30am Breakfast starts.
Top male and female runners will receive a fun prize. 

Early registrations can be mailed to BeLinda Wharton, c/o Franklin Co Senior Center, 201 NW Ave F, Carrabelle, FL 32322. Make check payable to: Tate’s Hell and Back 5k Benefit Fund. Proceeds benefit the Senior Center.

INCONCERT - December 10, 2017

Ilse Newell Fund For The Performing Arts presents Bay Area Choral Society, performing Apalachicola Trinity Episcopal Church at 4pm.

Living Shorelines - December 12, 2017

Coastal erosion is a natural process caused by currents, wave action, wind, storms and even boat wakes. The traditional methods used to harden the shoreline like seawalls and rip rap can often increase coastal erosion and remove the ability of the shoreline to carry out natural processes. The Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve (ANERR) will host a workshop on Living Shorelines on Tuesday, December 12th, 2017, 2:00-4:00 pm for residents and homeowners. The workshop will discuss living shorelines vs. harden shorelines, how to evaluate a shoreline by considering the physical factors such as wave energy, prevailing wind and wave direction, vegetation, and soil type, and present living shoreline methods, materials, permitting, and share success stories of local living shorelines. We will also look at types of plants to plant and visit a local living shoreline. The lecture is free.