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Landscapes on the Forgotten Coast
When: 2/8/2018 through 2/20/2018
Where: Apalachicola

OPA Award Winner Debra Nadelhoffer, artist workshop “Landscapes on the Forgotten Coast”, February 8-10, 2018 (TH-SA), 9am to 4pm. Come join us as we paint the beautiful coastal area of Apalachicola, Florida.

We will go outside to gather information through sketches, photos and small paintings. I will focus on how to simplify all of the information into masses, values and composition. We will be working on small panels or paper to keep our shapes and values simple. I will do a demo each day and then provide individual attention to each student at their easels. In case of rain, we will use our photos and sketches to develop paintings inside. Bring several (2-3 per day) smaller canvases or boards to paint on no larger than 11×14. Pastellists need to bring several pre-cut surfaces to use for the studies. Critique for each students workshop pieces is available if requested. Class will begin at 9:00 each morning and will go to 4:00 in the afternoon with an hour for lunch.

One woman show: Friday, February 9, 5:30-7 pm. Meet the artist. Wine reception open house at On the Waterfront Gallery, 117 Market Street, Apalachicola, FL. Free admission.
Weekend Warrior Workshop, Landscape Painting, at WOW (Workshops On the Waterfront), 117 Market Street, Apalachicola, FL.
$350 includes all activities.

To sign up, tickets available at or call 850-653-9699 to register.

Recommended supply list: NADELHOFFER Supply List

Facebook event: Debra’s paintings will be on display and available to purchase.

Chicago Jazz Pianist Bob Dogan
When: 2/23/2018
Where: Carrabelle & Dog Island

The Ilse Newell Fund For the Performing Arts presents a Jazz performance at Rio Carrabelle starting at 7:30pm, on Febuary 23, 2018.

Farmers Market
When: 2/24/2018
Where: Apalachicola

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, and other regional specialties from 9am -1pm. 

Flutist Sammy Tedder and Adventures of Annabelle
When: 2/25/2018
Where: Apalachicola

Flutist Sammy Tedder and Adventures of Annabelle Lynn

The Ilse Newell Fund For the Performing Arts will have a performer on Febuary 25, 2018 at the Apalachicola Trinity Episcopal Church at 4pm.

Sammy Tedder
Sammy Tedder’s musical talents stretch more than 44 years of performing, composing and recording sounds close to his heart
Tedder’s original scores and album projects feature these hand made flutes, drums and other ancient percussion instruments accompanied by contemporary instruments and the natural sounds of the Florida Wilderness.
Sammy has just completed the music soundtrack and nature sound design for the documentary Big Cypress Swamp: The Western Everglades for the National Park Service. 
Sammy Tedder’s music reflects his deep respect for the original inhabitants of this land and his passion for protecting our natural places for future generations.

Adventures of Annabelle Lynn

The Adventures of Annabelle Lyn is a trio of female folk artists that brings together heartbreaking original songs, tight and sweet vocal harmonies, powerful instrumental solos, and crowd-pleasing acoustic covers. Based out of Tallahassee, FL, these women bring the sounds of euphoric acoustic music across the Southeast, performing everywhere from rowdy dance stages to intimate home shows. 

The Flea Bitten Dawgs
When: 2/25/2018
Where: Carrabelle & Dog Island

The Flea Bitten Dawgs from St. Louis Return at 4 pm. Bringing Ukulele Jazz Americana to Carrabelle.  This is NOT your typical ukulele show! Swing, blues and ballads from the 30's right up to modern gems, this is a treat no other musical instrument can match! 

When: 3/1/2018
Where: Apalachicola

Ilse Newell Fund For The Performing Arts presents BACS, performing Apalachicola Trinity Episcopal Church at 4pm.

St. George Light Full Moon Climb
When: 3/1/2018
Where: St. George Island

Watch the sun set and full moon rise from the top of the Cape St. George Lighthouse on Thursday, March 1 from 6-7:30pm. Light refreshments are served. Click here for more details.

36th Annual Chili Cook-Off
When: 3/3/2018
Where: St. George Island

St. George Island will host its annual Charity Chili Cookoff and Auction March 3. Activities include a golf tournament, 5K Red Pepper Run, Chili Cook-off, Auction and the naming of Miss Chili Pepper and Mr. Hot Sauce. All proceeds benefit the Island Volunteer Fire Department and First Responder Unit.

Camp Gordon Johnston Reunion Days
When: 3/10/2018
Where: Carrabelle & Dog Island

The Camp Gordon Johnston Association and WWII Museum celebrates the 23rd Annual Camp Gordon Johnston Reunion Days the weekend of March 9-10, 2018 in Carrabelle, FL. A weekend of meaningful events is planned especially to honor our remaining WWII veterans as well as recognize and salute all veterans WWII to present. All veterans and their family, friends, and supporters are invited to Carrabelle for the public celebration March 10.

On Friday, March 9, from 9 am to 4 pm, we will be hosting the Veteran Welcome and Reception, at Camp Gordon Johnston WWII Museum’s new location at 1873 Hwy 98 West, Carrabelle Beach, FL. All WWII to present day veterans are invited to be greeted at the museum and meet other veterans and visitors.  Interviews may be taped for those with stories connected to CGJ Veterans’ Training and War time experiences. Refreshments will be served.

Continuing on Friday at 6 pm, the Camp Gordon Johnston American Legion Post 82 located in Lanark Village invites WWII veterans, active duty military service members, and Legion members to a meal in their honor. This is event is open to WWII Veterans; WWII widows/widowers; non-WWII Veterans with proof of service & guests; & all members of Post 82.

On Saturday, March 10, kicking off at 10:45 am, the Annual Camp Gordon Johnston Reunion Days Parade, which pays tribute to all veterans of all branches of service, will begin at 10th street on US 98 in Carrabelle. The parade will head east for 10 blocks on US 98 to Tallahassee St.  This community parade will include fascinating CGJ Museum vehicles, including a WWII DUKW, a Willis Jeep and a German Lieferwagan; JROTC Units; color guards; veteran organizations and auxiliary units; gorgeous antique cars; other vintage WWII vehicles; military vehicles from more recent conflicts; beauty queens of all ages; and civic group floats and entries. After the parade, there will be a rally where many of the military vehicles will be on display for closer viewing. To participate in the parade, submit the form at .

Eastpoint Fire House Charity Rib Cook Off
When: 3/17/2018
Where: Eastpoint

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 of US Highway 98. Corner of Sixth Street and CC Land Road in Eastpoint, Florida.

BBQ dinners served from 11:00 AM until the food is gone! Come out and enjoy a day of food, fun and music. All proceeds go to benefit the Eastpoint Volunteer Fire Department.

Tocamos Mas
When: 3/23/2018
Where: Carrabelle & Dog Island

Tocamos Mas Returns to Carrabelle at 8 pm. A fun evening of Mambo, Merengue, Bolero and Cha Cha! Get your dancing shoes on as Tocamas Mas transforms Carrabelle into little Havana!

2nd Annual Carrabelle Culture Crawl
When: 3/24/2018
Where: Carrabelle & Dog Island

Save the Date for the 2nd Annual Carrabelle Culture Crawl! The Carrabelle Culture Crawl, a free celebration of amazing art, music, history, food, and fun in the heart of downtown Carrabelle, will take place on Saturday, March 24, 11 am to 3 pm.  This cultural event is a free, multi-venue showcase that will take place at over a dozen wonderful galleries, museums, shops, restaurants, and spaces. Christie's Cottage Living, Shop by the Sea, Carrabelle History Museum and Cal Allen's Coastal Art Gallery are just a few of the fantastic locations that will be participating. This event is free and open to the public.

Event maps showing the official stops will be available and the Gopher Tortoise logo will be displayed in the windows of participating locations. Guests may start at any of the participating locations and visit as many as time allows. Complimentary refreshments will be available at several venues and visitors have a chance to enter the drawing for some great door prizes.

St. George Island Paint Out
When: 4/8/2018 through 4/14/2018
Where: St. George Island

The St. George Island Paint Out features plein air artists, workshops, meet and greet events, opening receptions and opportunities to purchase and commission one-of-a-kind artworks. Follow us on Facebook at St. George Island Paint Out to learn about artist, workshops and events. New information added daily.


The Muscle Shoals Singer / Songwriter Series
When: 4/27/2018
Where: Carrabelle & Dog Island

The Muscle Shoals Singer / Songwriter Series at 8 pm. Hosted by Donny Lowery is Rio Carrabelle's newest continuing series.  Muscle Shoals is known for recording many hit songs from the 1960s to today and the music from the area is often referred to as the "Muscle Shoals Sound"! 
Donny has more than 100 songs recorded by country artists!

28th Annual Carrabelle Riverfront Festival
When: 4/28/2018
Where: Carrabelle & Dog Island

The Carrabelle Riverfront Festival is a two day festival to be held Friday, April 27 from 4 - 8 p.m. and  Saturday, April 28 from 10 a.m. - 8 p.m along the picturesque Carrabelle Harbor. This fabulous street festival features unusual and colorful arts & craft vendors, a Pet Parade, educational folk life and maritime exhibits and activities, fun children’s activities, a vintage car show, local seafood vendors and traditional fair foods, Tate’s Hell and Back 5K Run/ Walk, festive knee-slapping, boot-stomping music and amazing live entertainment like the famous Fishy Fashion Show.  Admission both days is FREE and open to the public.

A major feature of the festival is the celebration of Carrabelle’s cultural, historic and natural resources presented by the Carrabelle History Museum and held on Avenue B. The street will be full with hands-on activities, interactive opportunities, educational exhibitors, local and state resource experts, folk craft demonstrations, and the wonderful hands-on Sea Mobile with critters galore. All these great family and child friendly activities, focused on the nature, culture and history of our wonderful Forgotten Coast, can be found at Avenue B.

The Carrabelle Riverfront Festival’s very own crazy Fishy Fashion Show will be making a splash as always. Runway models show off astonishing, nautical-themed outfits made from found and recycled materials like sea nets, old beach umbrellas, oyster sacks, sails, sponges, and washed up debris.

The Carrabelle Riverfront Festival happens each year because of a wonderful partnership with Carrabelle Cares, the City of Carrabelle, Carrabelle History Museum, Carrabelle Chamber of Commerce, and in conjunction with local businesses, sponsors, state and national park and agency partners, non-profits, and community collaborators who make the Carrabelle Riverfront Festival the amazing event it is.



Tate's Hell and Back 5k
When: 4/28/2018
Where: Carrabelle & Dog Island

Date & Time: April 28, 2018. Race starts at 8:00 am. Race Day registration and shirt/number pickup begins at 6:45 am.
Course: Start at Carrabelle Christian Center at 142 River Road, just off 98 in Carrabelle,

Run or Walk on River and Mill Road to Tate’s Hell State Forest and Back! Registration: Received before March 22 – Adults $20 and Youth $12 (under 18).

Race Day (shirt not guaranteed) – Adults $25 and Youth $15
Shirts are adults sizes however youth sizes can be ordered if registration is

received before March 1st.
Awards: Overall Male and Female winners. Age class awards for males and females (under 20 and then in each 10-year increment).

Early registrations can be mailed to BeLinda Wharton, c/o Franklin Co Senior Center, PO Box 814, Carrabelle, FL 32322. Make check payable to: Tate’s Hell and Back 5k Benefit Fund. Proceeds benefit the Senior Center.

3rd Annual SGI Brewfest
When: 4/28/2018
Where: St. George Island

1:00pm-4:00pm At Paddy's Raw Bar & Journeys of SGI The 3rd Annual SGI Brewfest will feature an even broader selection of amazing craft beers, friendly faces, and furry friends. Come enjoy a day of relaxed tasting, in an environment that gives you time and space to actually talk with the brewers themselves.
All proceeds go to help fund the Franklin County Humane Society - beers, beaches, and bettering the lives of animals. What's not to love?

For 2018, we will be debuting new VIP benefits, exclusive beers, and SGI Brewfest merchandise. Tickets are very limited and must be purchased in advance via the Brewfest website. TICKETS WILL NOT BE SOLD AT THE DOOR.

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