Signature Events

GULF COUNTY TOUR OF HOMES

PORT ST. JOE
FEB. 20, 2018 9AM -11AM

Have you ever wondered what other vacation rental homes looked like?

Phone: (850) 229-7800

Details

Have you ever wondered what other vacation rental homes looked like? Well now is your chance! Hop on a trolly and see several different homes.
We will meet at the Port St. Joe Marina. This tour will go to locations all over Gulf County.

There will be signups for this event but they will not begin until the first of February.

Location:

Port St. Joe Marina 340 Marina Dr. Port St. Joe 32456

GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA WELCOME BACK FIESTA

PORT ST. JOE
JAN. 18, 2018 4:30PM -7PM

We want to welcome you back to Gulf County with a true Winter Fun Fiesta!

Website: Visit Site

Phone: (850) 229-7800

Details

We want to welcome you back to Gulf County with a true Winter Fun Fiesta! We are so excited to have our Winter Visitors coming back to stay with many of our vacation rental companies for the season so we want to have a fun time welcoming you back! We will have informational booths for all types of business that will make your long-term vacation enjoyable. We will also have a full taco bar, fun music, and much more!

Join us for this exciting night of friendship and fiesta!

Location:

150 CAPTAIN FREDS PL Port St. Joe 32456-1838

SUNSET CRUISE

PORT ST. JOE
MAR. 4, 2018 4PM -6PM

Hop aboard the Fish'n Xpress to watch the sun sink down over St. Joseph Bay!

Website: Visit Site

Phone: (850) 229-7800

Details

Hop aboard the Fish'n Xpress to watch the sun sink down over St. Joseph Bay!

Winter sunsets are always a sight to see and what better way to see a sunset than to be on the water? 25 spots are available for this excursion and although no coolers are allowed there are refreshments and snacks available for sale on board.

$3.00 Bud Light and Budweiser
Natural Lite $2.00
Sodas and snacks $1.00

So grab your camera for this amazing experience and fun time with friends.

Sign-Ups will begin February 19th

Location:

340 Marina Dr. Port St. Joe 32456

December

8TH ANNUAL JSL CHILI COOK-OFF & FAMILY BAZAAR

PORT ST. JOE
DEC. 2 12PM - 6PM

Jo-Jo-Jalapeno! Get your taste buds ready for the 8th Annual Chili Cook-off and Family Bazaar!

Details

Jo-Jo-Jalapeno! Get your taste buds ready for the 8th Annual 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 last minute holiday 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!

If you or someone you know is interested in having a team or being a vendor please email us at jslpsj@gmail.com.

Location:

117 Sailors Cove Dr Port St. Joe 32456

CHRISTMAS ON THE COAST

PORT ST. JOE
DEC. 9 5AM -7PM

Details

Sleigh Bells ring on Historic Downtown Reid Avenue for this traditional family fun event! Come watch or even participate in our Christmas Parade! Registration forms are available at City Hall in Port St. Joe. You can enter your float, boat, car, truck, golf cart, walking unit or even a band to march down Reid Ave. Line-up and judging will start at 5:00 PM ET. The parade begins at 6:00 PM All times Eastern.

Come out and show your Christmas spirit!!

Location:

305 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd Port St. Joe 32456

JINGLE IN THE JOE

PORT ST. JOE
DEC. 14 6PM - 8PM

A community holiday musical gathering at the Port Theater Art & Cultural Center

Phone: (850) 227-1223

Details

A community holiday musical gathering at the Port Theater Art & Cultural Center. This community holiday event will feature local church choirs and groups, local musicians and Santa! Doors open at 6 PM.

Reserved seating is $10
General Admission is $5
Children under 12 are free
Purchase online at gulfchamber.com or at the door!

Location:

314 Reid Ave Port St. Joe 32456

JUNIOR SERVICE LEAGUE PRESENTS “THE NUTCRACKER”

PORT ST. JOE
DEC. 10 11AM -12PM

The Junior Service League of Port St. Joe presents 'The Nutcracker', a free, live performance for area families to enjoy this holiday season.

Details

The Junior Service League of Port St. Joe presents 'The Nutcracker', a free, live performance for area families to enjoy this holiday season. Bring your chairs and blankets to the Scallop Festival stage and enjoy the production, which will include:
- Storytelling by the PSJ HS drama club
- Sets by the PSJ HS art students
- Dancing by Emerald Academy Dancers and FeFe Gant's dance troupe
- A free 'Land of the Sweets' candy bar for kids and photos with the characters, post-show

The show will last approximately 1 hour. Join us and spend the day in PSJ as the Christmas parade will take place later that evening at 6pm. All ages welcome!

Location:

George Core Park Port St. Joe 32456

NEW YEAR’S EVE CELEBRATE TWICE

PORT ST. JOE
DEC. 31

Tired of waiting another 12 months to ring in the New Year? Head to Gulf County and celebrate twice!

Website: Visit Site

Phone: (850) 229-7800

Details

Tired of waiting another 12 months to ring in the New Year? Head to Gulf County and celebrate twice! Start in the Eastern Time Zone in Port St. Joe and St. Joe Beach, then travel west just five minutes to Mexico Beach and celebrate all over again an hour later in the Central Time Zone. Free shuttle buses run continuously from Port St. Joe to Mexico Beach and everywhere in between. Two firework shows as well, one in each time zone!

Get the family in the car and head out around Port St. Joe and Mexico Beach for the Daytime New Year's Eve Scavenger Hunt! Collect Celebrate Twice New Year fun items at 6 locations that will punch your card to be turned in to enter for a chance to WIN A PRIZE!! *Punch Cards can be picked up at the Gulf County and Mexico Beach Welcome Centers.*

Location:

Port St. Joe Port St. Joe 32456

PANHANDLE PLAYERS 2017-2018 SEASON

APALACHICOLA
DEC. 1 7:30PM -9PM DEC. 2 7:30PM -9PM DEC. 3 3PM -5PM

The Forgotten Coast's Community Theatre presents plays throughout the season!

Website: Visit Site

Phone: (850) 629-8680

Details

The Forgotten Coast's Community Theatre presents plays throughout the season!
First starting with Jones, Hope & Wooten's Christmas Belles on December 1st, 2nd, (7:30 PM) & 3rd (3:00 PM)

Then Katerine DiSavino's Nana's Naughty Nickers on January 26th, 27th (7:30 PM) & 28th (3:00 PM) and February 9th, 10th (7:30 PM) & 11th (3:00)

Finally, they finish with Ira Levine's Death Trap on March 9th, 10th (7:30 PM) & 11th (3:00 PM)

Admission:

$15

Location:

12th & Hwy 98 Apalachicola 32320

PORT THEATER’S HOLIDAY EXTRAVAGANZA

PORT ST. JOE
DEC. 7 6:30PM -9PM

Come celebrate Christmas in one of the historic building in Gulf County

Website: Visit Site

Phone: (850) 227-1223

Details

Come celebrate Christmas in one of the historic building in Gulf County.
Please join us for The Port Theatre’s Holiday Extravaganza featuring the instrumental sounds of The Torreya Trio and a festival concert from Gulf Coast State College Jazz Band complete with a caroling sing-a-long.

$100/person includes: Hors d’oeuvres, Dessert & Coffee Bar, Open bar included.
6-8 person Tables are Available for Reservation

Admission:

$100 per person

Location:

316 Reid Ave Port St. Joe 32456

SALTAIR FARMERS’ MARKET – DECEMBER CHRISTMAS MARKET

PORT ST. JOE
DEC. 2 9AM -3PM

Don't miss this very special Christmas Farmers' Market! Take a morning stroll Downtown Port St. Joe and you’ll be treated with...

Phone: (404) 906-2637

Details

Don't miss this very special Christmas Farmers' Market! Take a morning stroll Downtown Port St. Joe and you’ll be treated with fresh seasonal produce from local farmers, regional vegetables, fruit, Gulf seafood, meat, cheeses and breads that are all ready for your table at the SaltAir Farmers’ Market! Handmade arts, crafts, jewelry, pottery and Christmas gifts highlight the market’s offerings with live music and fresh air.

Location:

City Commons Corner of Reid Avenue and Hwy 17 Port St. Joe 32456

THE ARTERY STUDIO 6TH ANNUAL “ARTFUL GIFTS” HOLIDAY SALE

PORT ST. JOE
DEC. 1 5PM -9PM DEC. 2 10AM - 3:30PM

Holiday art & fine craft sale.

Phone: (850) 227-5741

Details

Holiday art & fine craft sale. The sale begins with an Opening Reception Friday night, 5 - 9 pm (EST) with refreshments, wine, and soda. Sale continues Saturday, 10 am - 3:30 pm, with refreshments and coffee all day. Locally Hand-Crafted Ornaments, Pottery, Jewelry, Stained Glass, Paintings, Tote Bags, Home Decor & more!

Location:

214 Williams Ave Port St. Joe 32456

January

“BUTTS ON THE BAY” BBQ RIB COOK-OFF & BBQ DINNER

PORT ST. JOE
JAN. 6, 2018 12PM -5PM

The First United Methodist Church of Port St. Joe’s Men’s Group announces their BBQ Rib Cooking Contest & Pulled Pork Dinner.

Details

Saturday, January 6, 2018, Noon – 5pm EST
The event will take place in Sailor’s Cove.
Live music by the Bo Spring Band, BBQ plates,Whole Boston Butts & Homemade Baked Goods for sale by the United Methodist Women
Cooking teams wishing to compete in the BBQ Rib Cooking Contest can view rules and official entry form at www.psjumc.org/upcoming-events/rib-cook-off. A $50 entry fee is required & all proceeds benefit local charities.
You can purchase whole smoked Boston Butts for $35 to be picked up the day of the event. Pulled Pork Plates will be available for eat in or carry out. Advanced tickets are available by calling 850-227-1724.
All proceeds support the Forgotten Coast Wounded Warriors, Boy Scouts of America, Christian Community Development Fund, Gulf County Domestic Violence Fund, Gulf Coast Hope Center, Oak Grove Community Wide Dinners, PSJ High School Athletics, and more.

Location:

Sailors Cove Port St. Joe 32456

8TH ANNUAL OYSTER COOK-OFF

APALACHICOLA
JAN. 13, 2018 - JAN. 14, 2018

Welcome to the Annual Oyster Cook-Off to benefit the Apalachicola Volunteer Fire Department!

Website: Visit Site

Details

Welcome to the Annual Oyster Cook-Off to benefit the Apalachicola Volunteer Fire Department! The event is held every year on the Friday and Saturday before Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in downtown Historic Apalachicola at Riverfront Park. All proceeds go directly towards paying for the brand new fire truck they were able to purchase a few years ago, due to this sole fundraising event!

This year’s 7th Annual Oyster Cook-Off will be held January 12th and 13th, 2018
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.

Location:

Downtown Apalachicola 32320

BINGO AT JOHN C GAINOUS VFW POST

HIGHLAND VIEW
JAN. 2 5:30PM -7:30PM JAN. 1, 2018 5:30PM -7:30PM JAN. 8, 2018 5:30PM- 7:30PMJAN. 9, 2018 7:30PM JAN. 15, 2018 5:30PM - 7:30PM JAN. 22, 2018 5:30PM - 7:30PM JAN. 29, 2018 5:30PM - 7:30PM

Weekly Bingo!

Details

Weekly Bingo! The fun begins at 5:30 PM and continues until 7:30 PM. Jackpots range in amounts but can reach up to $250!

Location:

1776 Trout Ave Highland View 32456

GOURMET CHEF NOW WINTER COOKING CLASSES

SIMMONS BAYOU
JAN. 5, 2018 6PM - 8PM

01/05 Date Night – “Elegant Comfort Food”

Website: Visit Site

Phone: (850) 229-1203

Details

01/05 Date Night – “Elegant Comfort Food”. Shrimp Cocktail, Roasted Beet Salad with Goat Cheese and Candied Walnuts, Braised Short Ribs over buttered noodles, and Chocolate Pecan Pie.

Location:

1520 State Road 30A Simmons Bayou 32456

GOURMET CHEF NOW WINTER COOKING CLASSES

SIMMONS BAYOU
JAN. 11, 2018 6PM -8PM

01/11 Grilled Fish Tacos

Website: Visit Site

Phone: (850) 229-1203

Details

01/11 Grilled Fish Tacos, with Lime Cilantro Slaw and Guacamole and Chips. This is a great recipe to have in your arsenal.

Location:

1520 State Road 30A Simmons Bayou 32456

GOURMET CHEF NOW WINTER COOKING CLASSES

SIMMONS BAYOU
JAN. 19, 2018 6PM -8PM

*01/19 Date Night – "A Night on the Rivera".

Website: Visit Site

Phone: (850) 229-1203

Details

*01/19 Date Night – "A Night on the Rivera". Mussels with White Wine Sauce, Tomato and Goat Cheese Tart, Rack of Lamb Persil lade and Chocolate Mousse. Enjoy your evening as you relish in each course and allow yourself the pleasure of dining as the Europeans do.

Location:

1520 State Road 30A Simmons Bayou 32456

GOURMET CHEF NOW WINTER COOKING CLASSES

SIMMONS BAYOU
JAN. 25, 2018 6PM -8PM

01/25 "Roll with it Sushi & Nigiri"

Website: Visit Site

Phone: (850) 229-1203

Details

01/25 "Roll with it Sushi & Nigiri" - Made three ways, fun interactive class. Inside-Out Spicy Tuna Roll with Special Sauce, Shrimp Nigiri, Vegetable Sushi. The trick to sushi is the rice. Once you know how to make the rice you are good to go. Fresh, simple and flavorful, sushi is the heart of Japanese cuisine - and one of the few meals you can make entirely with your hands.

Location:

1520 State Road 30A Simmons Bayou 32456

GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA WELCOME BACK FIESTA

PORT ST. JOE
JAN. 18, 2018 4:30PM -7PM

We want to welcome you back to Gulf County with a true Winter Fun Fiesta!

Website: Visit Site

Phone: (850) 229-7800

Details

We want to welcome you back to Gulf County with a true Winter Fun Fiesta! We are so excited to have our Winter Visitors coming back to stay with many of our vacation rental companies for the season so we want to have a fun time welcoming you back! We will have informational booths for all types of business that will make your long-term vacation enjoyable. We will also have a full taco bar, fun music, and much more!

Join us for this exciting night of friendship and fiesta!

Location:

150 CAPTAIN FREDS PL Port St. Joe 32456-1838

LIBRARY WINTER SPEAKER SERIES- CHRONIC HEALTH ISSUES

PORT ST. JOE
JAN. 16, 2018 2PM -3PM

Chronic Health Issues: An Ounce of Prevention Debbie Maulding, PhD, RN, CCM, CHN, MyGULFCare Team Leader and Care Manager

Phone: (850) 229-8879

Details

Chronic Health Issues: An Ounce of Prevention
Debbie Maulding, PhD, RN, CCM, CHN, MyGULFCare Team Leader and Care Manager
Preventing health problems or reducing the effect of chronic conditions can help us live longer, stronger lives. During this presentation, you will learn about recommended health screenings and what they mean to you, as well as strategies and tools for preventing worsening health conditions.

As a Registered Nurse for the last 37 years, Debbie Maulding has worked in Intensive Care, Dialysis and Chronic Disease management. She is a certified Life Coach, Care Manager and Dialysis nurse and enjoys both helping people learn to take better care of themselves and seeing the effects it has on creating a healthier community as a whole.

Location:

100 Library Drive Port St. Joe 32456

LIBRARY WINTER SPEAKER SERIES- FLORIDA SWEETS

PORT ST. JOE
JAN. 9, 2018 2PM - 3PM

Florida Sweets: More than Key Lime Pie, Kumquat Cake, and Citrus Candy Joy Harris, author Florida Sweet

Phone: (850) 229-8879

Details

Florida Sweets: More than Key Lime Pie, Kumquat Cake, and Citrus Candy
Joy Harris, author Florida Sweets
Florida Sweets is a book that shares the history of the treats all Floridians—from the Redneck Riviera to the Conch Republic— enjoy. At the first Tuesday @ Two programs in 2018, you’ll meet the book’s author, Joy Harris, and learn how early Floridians enjoyed the bounty of berries, sea grapes, coco plums, persimmons and prickly pears, growing wild. Today we still have a variety of sweets from homemade to factory made that use our state’s natural resources, including citrus, sugar cane, sweet potatoes, and dairy. Citrus, once used as a marketing tool to attract visitors, remains an important part of the Sunshine State’s sweet history with Key Lime Pie as the state pie and orange juice as the state beverage.

Location:

100 Library Drive Port St. Joe 32456

LIBRARY WINTER SPEAKER SERIES- PROTECTING AND PRESERVING OUR NATURAL COMMUNITIES

PORT ST. JOE
JAN. 23, 2018 2PM -3PM

Joseph Mitchell, Park Service Specialist, Department of Environmental Protection, St. Joseph Peninsula State Park

Phone: (850) 229-8879

Details

Joseph Mitchell, Park Service Specialist, Department of Environmental Protection, St. Joseph Peninsula State Park
St. Joseph Peninsula is home to many native plants and animals that are a vital part of our environment. Our presenter, who has cared for the natural and cultural resources on the Peninsula for 28 years, will update us about the endangered species found on St. Joseph Peninsula—including beach mice and turtles—and the protective measures designed to preserve them. He’ll also review how erosion affects the beach dunes found on St. Joseph Peninsula, what people can do to protect these natural communities and the importance of “leave no trace” for future generations.

Location:

100 Library Drive Port St. Joe 32456

LIBRARY WINTER SPEAKER SERIES- TELLING A STORY THAT MATTERS: A MEMOIR WORKSHOP

PORT ST. JOE
JAN. 30, 2018 2PM -3PM

Dr. Milinda Jay Stephenson, Asst. Professor, Florida State University-Panama City

Phone: (850) 229-8879

Details

Dr. Milinda Jay Stephenson, Asst. Professor, Florida State University-Panama City
As a professor of Creative Writing and a published novelist, Milinda is always in search of how to hone her craft and pass her knowledge on to others. Her talk will show that story—not literary brilliance—is at the heart of fiction and non-fiction that sells and how you can learn to incorporate your family stories into a memoir

When her family-story-turned-fiction novel was published in 2016 by Mercer University Press, Annie Laura’s Triumph was chosen as one of the top “7 Mother’s Day Reads for the Literary Mom” by Parade Magazine. The second part of the trilogy, Annie Laura’s Gift will be released in January, 2019

Location:

100 Library Drive Port St. Joe 32456

PANHANDLE PLAYERS 2017-2018 SEASON

APALACHICOLA
JAN. 26, 2018 7:30PM -9PM JAN. 27, 2018 7:30PM -9PM JAN. 28, 2018 3PM -5PM

The Forgotten Coast's Community Theatre presents plays throughout the season!

Website: Visit Site

Phone: (850) 629-8680

Details

The Forgotten Coast's Community Theatre presents plays throughout the season!
First starting with Jones, Hope & Wooten's Christmas Belles on December 1st, 2nd, (7:30 PM) & 3rd (3:00 PM)

Then Katerine DiSavino's Nana's Naughty Nickers on January 26th, 27th (7:30 PM) & 28th (3:00 PM) and February 9th, 10th (7:30 PM) & 11th (3:00)

Finally, they finish with Ira Levine's Death Trap on March 9th, 10th (7:30 PM) & 11th (3:00 PM)

Admission:

$15

Location:

12th & Hwy 98 Apalachicola 32320

SNOWBIRD APPRECIATION GOLF TOURNAMENT

PORT ST. JOE
JAN. 20, 2018 12PM -6PM

The St. Joseph Bay Golf Club wishes to welcome our winter visitors to Gulf County by hosting the second annual “Snowbird Appreciation Golf Tournament"

Phone: (850) 227-1751

Details

The St. Joseph Bay Golf Club wishes to welcome our winter visitors to Gulf County by hosting the second annual “Snowbird Appreciation Golf Tournament" on Friday, January 20, 2018.
Tee-off is at 12:00PM ET.

This tournament is open to locals and snowbirds alike. The format will be 18 holes/4-Person Teams/Select Shot. Prizes will be awarded to the top two finishing teams.
The tournament will be followed by a dinner prepared by Chef Ron Kelly and his staff at the club. The cost of the golf and dinner will be $48.15/person. (Sales Tax Included)

For additional information, or to register for the tournament call the Pro-Shop at 227-1751, Tournament Chairman Jim Terry at 227-4598, or Club President Dan Van Treese at 227-9837.

Location:

700 Country Club Road Port St. Joe 32456

ST. JOSEPH BAY BUFFER PRESERVE TRAM TOUR

PORT ST. JOE
JAN. 12, 2018 9AM -11AM

On the second Friday of each month, Buffer Staff host TRAM Tours for the public.

Website: Visit Site

Details

On the second Friday of each month, Buffer Staff host TRAM Tours for the public. The tour lets you explore the Uplands with an experienced guide and provides opportunities to observe the diverse communities present at the Buffer. Tour time is 9 am to 11 am departing from the Welcome Center parking lot. Join us to learn about the history and importance of the Buffer Preserve.

Location:

3915 State Road 30-A Port St. Joe 32456

ST. VINCENT ISLAND WINTER TOURS

INDIAN PASS
JAN. 3, 2018 9:30AM -2PM

Sit back and relax while you enjoy an open-air ride narrated by a US Fish and Wildlife (USFWS) volunteer.

Website: Visit Site

Phone: (850) 229-1065

Details

Sit back and relax while you enjoy an open-air ride narrated by a US Fish and Wildlife (USFWS) volunteer. Learn about the incredible history as well as its flora and fauna as we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the refuge in 2018!
January 3: 50th Anniversary Tour: participants will meet historical figures from the island's past. Meet the famous and infamous people who have lived and worked on St. Vincent
Feb. 14: Share the Love on our Valentine's tour & hear from our volunteers just why they love our Refuge.
Feb. 28: Guided Tour
March 3: World Wildlife Day Tour. Meet with FSU Environmental Studies students and take short walks into little-seen areas of the Refuge as part of our tour
March 21: Guided Tour
All tours start from Indian Pass Boat ramp. The tours are not suitable for very young children or people who are unable to walk short distances in soft sand.

Admission:

$10 Admission

Location:

690 Indian Pass Road Indian Pass 32456

THE UKULELE ORCHESTRA OF ST ANDREWS AT THE PORT ST. JOE LIBRARY

PORT ST. JOE
JAN. 20, 2018 1AM -3PM

The Port St. Joe Library us pleased to host The Ukulele Orchestra of St Andrews for a fun performance that will make you smile from ear to ear.

Details

We are pleased to host The Ukulele Orchestra of St Andrews for a fun performance that will make
you smile from ear to ear. It all began in November of 2013 in the quaint little shop on Lake Ware
known as Little Village. Since that time the small group of 25 has increased to over 140 strong and still
growing. A not-for-profit corporation, the Orchestra is dedicated to the preservation, perpetuation and
promotion of the ukulele through community outreach, education and performance. The Ukulele
Orchestra strives to create a welcoming atmosphere open to anyone who is interested in learning to
play the ukulele and who wants to enjoy and share the wonder and fellowship of music with others.

Location:

110 Library Dr Port St. Joe 32456

THIRD THURSDAYS AT THE THEATRE

PORT ST. JOE
JAN. 18, 2018 6PM - 9PM

The Historic Port Theatre on Reid Avenue is delighted to announce they will be hosting "Thursdays at the Theatre" starting in January of 2018.

Details

The Historic Port Theatre on Reid Avenue is delighted to announce they will be hosting "Thursdays at the Theatre" starting in January of 2018.

Details
The Historic Port Theatre on Reid Avenue is delighted to announce they will be hosting "Thursdays at the Theatre" starting in January of 2018.

6-7 VIP reception
7:00 performance begins
Tickets will be for sale at the Gulf Chamber of Commerce and
online at http://www.historicporttheatre.com/events.cfm

Jan 18
Tony Partington and the Recollections

Feb 15
Sinatra's "A Night at the Sands" by New York 'Sinatra" singer Jesse Posa with Big Band Performing

March 15
Go Big or Go Home ( Full Band!!)

April 26
Anna Wilson Jazz singer and her husband, Nashville Songwriter, Monty Powell

Admission:

$10

Location:

314 Reid Ave Port St. Joe 32456

February

2018 SALTAIR FARMERS’ MARKETS

PORT ST. JOE
FEB. 3, 2018 9AM -6PM FEB. 10, 2018 9AM -6PM

Take a morning stroll Downtown Port St. Joe the 1st and 3rd Saturdays and you’ll be treated with fresh seasonal produce from...

Phone: (404) 906-2637

Details

Take a morning stroll Downtown Port St. Joe the 1st and 3rd Saturdays and you’ll be treated with fresh seasonal produce from local farmers, regional vegetables, fruit, Gulf seafood, meat, cheeses and breads that are all ready for your table at the SaltAir Farmers’ Market! Handmade arts, crafts, jewelry, pottery and gifts highlight the market’s offerings with live music and fresh air.

Location:

City Commons Park Corner of Reid Avenue and Hwy 17 Port St. Joe 32456‎

22ND ANNUAL FORGOTTEN COAST CHEFS SAMPLER

APALACHICOLA
FEB. 11, 2018 6PM -9PM

Chefs from all over the Forgotten Coast will prepare their most creative dishes for this event, sample an array of flavors from area restaurants.

Website: Visit Site

Phone: (850) 653-9419

Details

The Apalachicola Bay Chamber of Commerce will host the 22nd Annual Forgotten Coast Chefs Sampler on Sunday, February 11, 2017, from 6:00-9:00 pm. Chef’s from all over the Forgotten Coast will prepare their most creative dishes at the historic Fort Coombs Armory located on 4th Street and Avenue D in Apalachicola. Sample an array from our area restaurants. Our talented shopkeepers and local designers give the event an extraordinary touch and add creative flair by decorating each table individually. The tables range from elegant to artistic and funky. Tickets are $60. For more information, call the Apalachicola Bay Chamber at (850) 653-9419 or email us at Execdirector@apalachicolabay.or

Admission:

$60

Location:

4th Street and Avenue D Apalachicola 32320

BINGO AT JOHN C GAINOUS VFW POST

HIGHLAND VIEW
FEB. 5, 2018 5:30PM -7:30PM FEB. 12, 2018 5:30PM -7:30PM FEB. 19, 2018 5:30PM -7:30PM FEB. 26, 2018 5:30PM -7:30PM

Weekly Bingo!

Phone: (850) 229-6926

Details

Weekly Bingo! The fun begins at 5:30 PM and continues until 7:30 PM. Jackpots range in amounts but can reach up to $250!

Location:

1776 Trout Ave Highland View 32456

GOURMET CHEF NOW WINTER COOKING CLASSES

SIMMONS BAYOU
FEB. 2, 2018 6PM -8PM

*02/02 Date Night – “A Feast fit for Royalty”

Website: Visit Site

Phone: (850) 229-1203

Details

*02/02 Date Night – “A Feast fit for Royalty”. Crispy Pork Belly, Shrimp Bisque, Quail with Orange Coffee Gastric over wild rice, and Carrot Cake.

Location:

1520 State Road 30A Simmons Bayou 32456

GOURMET CHEF NOW WINTER COOKING CLASSES

SIMMONS BAYOU
FEB. 8, 2018 6PM -8PM

02/08 “A taste of New Orleans”

Phone: (850) 229-1203

Details

02/08 “A taste of New Orleans”. Crawfish Etouffee. This is an inspired Creole entre served over rice.

Location:

1520 State Road 30A Simmons Bayou 32456

GOURMET CHEF NOW WINTER COOKING CLASSES

SIMMONS BAYOU
FEB. 16, 2018 6PM -8PM

*02/16 Date Night – “The Seduction Dinner”

Website: Visit Site

Phone: (850) 229-1203

Details

*02/16 Date Night – “The Seduction Dinner”. Diver Scallop with Bacon, wilted Arugula and Lima Bean Puree, Fresh Greens with Pear, Candied Walnuts, and Blue Cheese, Osso Bucco over Chive Flecked Polenta, and Cherry Jubilee.

Location:

1520 State Road 30A Simmons Bayou 32456

GOURMET CHEF NOW WINTER COOKING CLASSES

SIMMONS BAYOU
FEB. 22, 2018 6PM -8PM

02/22 Coq Au Vin Blanc

Website: Visit Site

Phone: (850) 229-1203

Details

02/22 Coq Au Vin Blanc, a classic changed to today’s standards, light and fresh.

Location:

1520 State Road 30A Simmons Bayou 32456

GULF COUNTY TOUR OF HOMES

PORT ST. JOE
FEB. 20, 2018 9AM -11AM

Have you ever wondered what other vacation rental homes looked like?

Phone: (850) 229-7800

Details

Have you ever wondered what other vacation rental homes looked like? Well now is your chance! Hop on a trolly and see several different homes.
We will meet at the Port St. Joe Marina. This tour will go to locations all over Gulf County.

There will be signups for this event but they will not begin until the first of February.

Location:

Port St. Joe Marina 340 Marina Dr. Port St. Joe 32456

GULF COUNTY TOUR OF HOMES

PORT ST. JOE
FEB. 20, 2018 9AM -11AM

Have you ever wondered what other vacation rental homes looked like?

Phone: (850) 229-7800

Details

Have you ever wondered what other vacation rental homes looked like? Well now is your chance! Hop on a trolly and see several different homes.
We will meet at the Port St. Joe Marina. This tour will go to locations all over Gulf County.

There will be signups for this event but they will not begin until the first of February.

Location:

Port St. Joe Marina 340 Marina Dr. Port St. Joe 32456

JUNIOR SERVICE LEAGUE ANNUAL GALA

PORT ST. JOE
FEB. 10, 2018 6PM -10PM

Join the JSL of PSJ for an evening of fun and festive costumes.

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Join the JSL of PSJ for an evening of fun and festive costumes. The 2018 event will be 20's themed extravaganza in the Port Theatre with Jazz, Gaming Tables, Silent Auction and more!

Stay tuned for more information about this great event that helps support women and children in Gulf County!

Location:

314 Reid Ave Port St. Joe 32456

LIBRARY WINTER SPEAKER SERIES- ARTIFICIAL REEFS OF BAY AND GULF COUNTY

PORT ST. JOE
FEB. 6, 2018 2PM -3PM

Bob Cox, President and Carol Cox, Treasurer, Mexico Beach Artificial Reef Association

Phone: (850) 229-8879

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Bob Cox, President and Carol Cox, Treasurer, Mexico Beach Artificial Reef Association
The seafloor off Bay and Gulf Counties has a vast flat sand bottom with very few natural reefs. Artificial reefs can mimic natural reefs where marine organisms grow and create habitat for marine life as well as important conservation of marine resources for commercial and recreational use. During their talk Bob and Carol will share the fascinating work of the Mexico Beach Artificial Reef Association, an organization of volunteers and citizen scientists managing our local artificial reef program. You’ll discover what artificial reefs are and how they are created as well as the diversity and abundance of marine life that resides on the reef. In addition, the speakers will outline the importance of reefs in conservation, ecology and the economy of Bay and Gulf County.

Location:

100 Library Drive Port St. Joe 32456

LIBRARY WINTER SPEAKER SERIES- ONSHORE FISHING, CAST NETS & KNOTS

PORT ST. JOE
FEB. 27, 2018 2PM -3PM

Captain Phil Cox, Phil’s Charter Service

Phone: (850) 229-8879

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Captain Phil Cox, Phil’s Charter Service
Captain Phil Cox is living his dream. After graduating from college he quickly realized that having a job got in the way of fishing. His solution was simple: he became a professional fisherman. After 25 years as a pro bass fisherman in western Kentucky, he moved to Port St. Joe in 2010 and has been a full-time charter captain and fishing guide ever since. During this Tuesdays @ Two presentation, Captain Phil will reveal fishing secrets that can improve your success in finding and catching fish including using the right equipment (tackle, rigs, and baits); knots to know; cast net basics and knowing where to fish.

Captain Phil grew up near Huntington, WV, and attended college in Ohio where he graduated with a BS in Marketing

Location:

100 Library Drive Port St. Joe 32456

LIBRARY WINTER SPEAKER SERIES- RADICAL RAPTORS—ADVENTURES WITH BIRDS OF PREY

PORT ST. JOE
FEB. 13, 2018 2PM -3PM

Lynda White, Eagle Watch Coordinator (retired), Audubon Center for Birds of Prey

Phone: (850) 229-8879

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Lynda White, Eagle Watch Coordinator (retired), Audubon Center for Birds of Prey
Here’s your opportunity to learn more about raptors, Florida’s “glamour birds.” Find out about the great diversity of raptors, their place as apex predators in our environment and role as a sentinel species. You’ll be surprised to learn about Florida’s large Bald Eagle population. Who knew?

Lynda began volunteering as a docent at the Audubon Center and found a second career as an avian educator. When she retired four years ago, she and her husband moved to the Forgotten Coast where they spend as much time outdoors as possible. They also enjoy traveling and are never happier than when they are on the beach. Most of their family—including their 4 grandchildren—live in nearby Tallahassee.

Location:

100 Library Drive Port St. Joe 32456

LIBRARY WINTER SPEAKER SERIES- TOP TIPS FOR IMPROVING YOUR HEALTH AND FITNESS

PORT ST. JOE
FEB. 20, 2018 2PM -3PM

Shad Smith, DHA, MBA, ATC, Program Director Sports Medicine/Community Health, Sacred Heart on the Gulf

Phone: (850) 229-8879

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Shad Smith, DHA, MBA, ATC, Program Director Sports Medicine/Community Health, Sacred Heart on the Gulf
Health and fitness are important parts of daily living and critical to help our ability to function. During his presentation, Shad will offer expert tips on the importance of exercise and eating healthy. He believes that you don’t have to go to the gym to improve your health, just take time to plan and incorporate exercise as part of your day.

As a long time fitness enthusiast, Shad Smith enjoys the chance to educate others about the importance of health, wellness and fitness. A native of Indiana, he now calls Mexico Beach home where he enjoys all sports—primarily tennis, volleyball and football.

Location:

100 Library Drive Port St. Joe 32456

MARDI GRAS BARKUS PARADE

APALACHICOLA
FEB. 10, 2018 1PM -5PM

The Mystic Krew of Salty Barkers, a parade group of dogs and their people invite you to join the Apalachicola Mardi Gras Barkus Parade

Website: Visit Site

Phone: (850) 670-5064

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The Mystic Krew of Salty Barkers, a parade group of dogs and their people invite you to join the Apalachicola Mardi Gras Barkus Parade. This years theme is BourBone Street Blues so we will be celebrating all the fun and frolic of traditional Mardi Gras. The parade, for the benefit of the animals of the Forgotten Coast, begins at 1:00 PM, winds through town, ending at a free party with live music, dancing, Cajun food, local seafood, area artisans, and all kinds of entertainment at riverside festival.

Location:

Downtown Apalachicola Apalachicola 32320

PANHANDLE PLAYERS 2017-2018 SEASON

APALACHICOLA
FEB. 9, 2018 7:30PM -9PM FEB. 10, 2018 7:30PM -9PMFEB. 11, 2018 3PM -5PM

The Forgotten Coast's Community Theatre presents plays throughout the season!

Phone: (850) 629-8680

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The Forgotten Coast's Community Theatre presents plays throughout the season!
First starting with Jones, Hope & Wooten's Christmas Belles on December 1st, 2nd, (7:30 PM) & 3rd (3:00 PM)

Then Katerine DiSavino's Nana's Naughty Nickers on January 26th, 27th (7:30 PM) & 28th (3:00 PM) and February 9th, 10th (7:30 PM) & 11th (3:00)

Finally, they finish with Ira Levine's Death Trap on March 9th, 10th (7:30 PM) & 11th (3:00 PM)

Location:

314 Reid Ave Port St. Joe 32456

PETER FLETCHER FREE CONCERT AT THE PORT ST. JOE LIBRARY

PORT ST. JOE
FEB. 12, 2018 4PM -6PM

Peter Fletcher began guitar study at the age of seven under classical guitar instructor, John Sutherland.

Phone: (850) 229-8879

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Peter Fletcher began guitar study at the age of seven under classical guitar instructor, John Sutherland.
In 1980 the classical guitarist José Tomás, Andrés Segovia’s teaching assistant in Spain, held a week long
Master Class in Atlanta, GA. Peter Fletcher was the youngest student to perform in the class, playing
music by Bach and Carcassi. In December, 1983, he made his formal debut at the age of fifteen under
the auspices of The Brasstown Concert Association in North Carolina. Fletcher furthered his studies in
Master Classes with David Leisner, David Russell, Oscar Ghiglia and Pepe Romero. As a performer in the
Christopher Parkening Master Class in 1988, he was broadcast on National Public Radio (NPR). 1995 he
received the Master of Music degree from the Eastman School of Music under Nicholas Goluses, and
was twice the recipient of an Eastman Graduate Award.

Location:

110 Library Dr. Port St. Joe 32456

THIRD THURSDAYS AT THE THEATRE

PORT ST. JOE
FEB. 15, 2018 6PM -9PM

The Historic Port Theatre on Reid Avenue is delighted to announce they will be hosting "Thursdays at the Theatre" starting in January of 2018.

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The Historic Port Theatre on Reid Avenue is delighted to announce they will be hosting "Thursdays at the Theatre" starting in January of 2018.

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The Historic Port Theatre on Reid Avenue is delighted to announce they will be hosting "Thursdays at the Theatre" starting in January of 2018.

6-7 VIP reception
7:00 performance begins
Tickets will be for sale at the Gulf Chamber of Commerce and
online at http://www.historicporttheatre.com/events.cfm

Jan 18
Tony Partington and the Recollections

Feb 15
Sinatra's "A Night at the Sands" by New York 'Sinatra" singer Jesse Posa with Big Band Performing

March 15
Go Big or Go Home ( Full Band!!)

April 26
Anna Wilson Jazz singer and her husband, Nashville Songwriter, Monty Powell

Admission:

$10

Location:

314 Reid Ave Port St. Joe 32456

WINTER BAY DAY AT ST. JOSEPH BAY BUFFER PRESERVE

PORT ST. JOE
FEB. 10, 2018

Join for this wonderful Bi-annual Shrimp Boil and Open House!

Website: Visit Site

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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

Location:

3915 State Road 30-A Port St. Joe 32456

March

2018 SALTAIR FARMERS’ MARKETS

PORT ST. JOE
MAR. 3, 2018 9AM -6PM MAR. 17, 2018 9AM -6PM

Take a morning stroll Downtown Port St. Joe the 1st and 3rd Saturdays and you’ll be treated with fresh seasonal produce from...

Phone: (404) 906-2637

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Take a morning stroll Downtown Port St. Joe the 1st and 3rd Saturdays and you’ll be treated with fresh seasonal produce from local farmers, regional vegetables, fruit, Gulf seafood, meat, cheeses and breads that are all ready for your table at the SaltAir Farmers’ Market! Handmade arts, crafts, jewelry, pottery and gifts highlight the market’s offerings with live music and fresh air.

Location:

City Commons Park Corner of Reid Avenue and Hwy 17 Port St. Joe 32456‎

BINGO AT JOHN C GAINOUS VFW POST

HIGHLAND VIEW
MAR. 5, 2018 5:30PM -7:30PM MAR. 12, 2018 5:30PM - 7:30PM MAR. 19, 2018 5:30PM - 7:30PM MAR. 26, 2018 5:30PM - 7:30PM

Weekly Bingo!

Phone: (850) 229-6926

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Weekly Bingo! The fun begins at 5:30 PM and continues until 7:30 PM. Jackpots range in amounts but can reach up to $250!

Location:

1776 Trout Ave Highland View 32456

GOURMET CHEF NOW WINTER COOKING CLASSES

SIMMONS BAYOU
MAR. 2, 2018 6PM -8PM

*03/02 Date Night – “Spring is in the Air”

Website: Visit Site

Phone: (850) 229-1203

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*03/02 Date Night – “Spring is in the Air”. Roasted Asparagus wrapped with Prosciutto and served with Aioli, Vichyssoise, Crispy Duck with Fig Sauce over wilted Spinach, and Apple Crostatas.

Location:

1520 State Road 30A Simmons Bayou 32456

GOURMET CHEF NOW WINTER COOKING CLASSES

SIMMONS BAYOU
MAR. 8, 2018 6PM -8PM

03/08- "Something Fishy" Catch of the Day

Website: Visit Site

Phone: (850) 229-1203

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03/08- "Something Fishy" Catch of the Day. Pan seared Snapper with Preserved Lemon Sauce and Roasted Carrots. Also, we will teach you how to make homemade bread in 30 minutes.

Location:

1520 State Road 30A Simmons Bayou 32456

GOURMET CHEF NOW WINTER COOKING CLASSES

SIMMONS BAYOU
MAR. 16, 2018 6PM -8PM

*03/16 - Date Night - "Guilty Pleasures"

Website: Visit Site

Phone: (850) 229-1203

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*03/16 - Date Night - "Guilty Pleasures". Crab Cheesecake (my favorite), Carrot Ginger Soup, Pork Medallions with Shitake Mushroom Sauce, and Wild Rice. Dessert, Chocolate Ganache Raspberry Tart.

Location:

1520 State Road 30A Simmons Bayou 32456

GOURMET CHEF NOW WINTER COOKING CLASSES

SIMMONS BAYOU
MAR. 30, 2018 6PM -8PM

*03/30 Date Night - "Welcome to Italy"

Website: Visit Site

Phone: (850) 229-1203

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*03/30 Date Night - "Welcome to Italy". Fresh Tomato and Mozzarella Basil Salad, Italian Sausage and Potato Soup, Veal Scaloppini with Shrimp and Brandy Cream Sauce, and, Italian Cream Cake

Location:

1520 State Road 30A Simmons Bayou 32456

PANHANDLE PLAYERS 2017-2018 SEASON

APALACHICOLA
MAR. 11 3PM -5PM MAR. 9, 2018 7:30PM -9PM MAR. 10, 2018 7:30PM -9PM

The Forgotten Coast's Community Theatre presents plays throughout the season!

Website: Visit Site

Phone: (850) 629-8680

Details

The Forgotten Coast's Community Theatre presents plays throughout the season!
First starting with Jones, Hope & Wooten's Christmas Belles on December 1st, 2nd, (7:30 PM) & 3rd (3:00 PM)

Then Katerine DiSavino's Nana's Naughty Nickers on January 26th, 27th (7:30 PM) & 28th (3:00 PM) and February 9th, 10th (7:30 PM) & 11th (3:00)

Finally, they finish with Ira Levine's Death Trap on March 9th, 10th (7:30 PM) & 11th (3:00 PM)

Admission:

$15

Location:

12th & Hwy 98 Apalachicola 32320

ST. JOSEPH BAY BUFFER PRESERVE TRAM TOUR

PORT ST. JOE
MAR. 9, 2018 9AM -11AM

On the second Friday of each month, Buffer Staff host TRAM Tours for the public.

Website: Visit Site

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On the second Friday of each month, Buffer Staff host TRAM Tours for the public. The tour lets you explore the Uplands with an experienced guide and provides opportunities to observe the diverse communities present at the Buffer. Tour time is 9 am to 11 am departing from the Welcome Center parking lot. Join us to learn about the history and importance of the Buffer Preserve.

Location:

3915 State Road 30-A Port St. Joe 32456

ST. VINCENT ISLAND WINTER TOURS

INDIAN PASS
MAR. 3, 2018 9AM -2PM MAR. 21, 2018 9:30AM - 2PM

Sit back and relax while you enjoy an open-air ride narrated by a US Fish and Wildlife (USFWS) volunteer.

Website: Visit Site

Phone: (850) 229-1065

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Sit back and relax while you enjoy an open-air ride narrated by a US Fish and Wildlife (USFWS) volunteer. Learn about the incredible history as well as its flora and fauna as we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the refuge in 2018!
January 3: 50th Anniversary Tour: participants will meet historical figures from the island's past. Meet the famous and infamous people who have lived and worked on St. Vincent
Feb. 14: Share the Love on our Valentine's tour & hear from our volunteers just why they love our Refuge.
Feb. 28: Guided Tour
March 3: World Wildlife Day Tour. Meet with FSU Environmental Studies students and take short walks into little-seen areas of the Refuge as part of our tour
March 21: Guided Tour
All tours start from Indian Pass Boat ramp. The tours are not suitable for very young children or people who are unable to walk short distances in soft sand.

Admission:

$10

Location:

690 Indian Pass Road Indian Pass 32456

SUNSET CRUISE

PORT ST. JOE
MAR. 4, 2018 4PM -6PM

Hop aboard the Fish'n Xpress to watch the sun sink down over St. Joseph Bay!

Website: Visit Site

Phone: (850) 229-7800

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Hop aboard the Fish'n Xpress to watch the sun sink down over St. Joseph Bay!

Winter sunsets are always a sight to see and what better way to see a sunset than to be on the water? 25 spots are available for this excursion and although no coolers are allowed there are refreshments and snacks available for sale on board.

$3.00 Bud Light and Budweiser
Natural Lite $2.00
Sodas and snacks $1.00

So grab your camera for this amazing experience and fun time with friends.

Sign-Ups will begin February 19th

Location:

340 Marina Dr. Port St. Joe 32456

SUNSET CRUISE

PORT ST. JOE

Hop aboard the Fish'n Xpress to watch the sun sink down over St. Joseph Bay!

Phone: (850) 229-7800

Details

Hop aboard the Fish'n Xpress to watch the sun sink down over St. Joseph Bay!

Winter sunsets are always a sight to see and what better way to see a sunset than to be on the water? 25 spots are available for this excursion and although no coolers are allowed there are refreshments and snacks available for sale on board.

$3.00 Bud Light and Budweiser
Natural Lite $2.00
Sodas and snacks $1.00

So grab your camera for this amazing experience and fun time with friends.

Sign-Ups will begin February 19th

Location:

340 Marina Dr. Port St. Joe 32456

THIRD THURSDAYS AT THE THEATRE

PORT ST. JOE
MAR. 15, 2018 6PM -9PM

The Historic Port Theatre on Reid Avenue is delighted to announce they will be hosting "Thursdays at the Theatre" starting in January of 2018.

Details

The Historic Port Theatre on Reid Avenue is delighted to announce they will be hosting "Thursdays at the Theatre" starting in January of 2018.

6-7 VIP reception
7:00 performance begins
Tickets will be for sale at the Gulf Chamber of Commerce and
online at http://www.historicporttheatre.com/events.cfm

Jan 18
Tony Partington and the Recollections

Feb 15
Sinatra's "A Night at the Sands" by New York 'Sinatra" singer Jesse Posa with Big Band Performing

March 15
Go Big or Go Home ( Full Band!!)

April 26
Anna Wilson Jazz singer and her husband, Nashville Songwriter, Monty Powell

Admission:

$10

Location:

314 Reid Ave Port St. Joe 32456

Weekly Happenings

There are a lot of cool things happening in Gulf County. Here are just a few. Check out their websites for all the details on these events and more.

The Artery Studio: classes including painting, pottery and silk painting

Dixie Theatre: live theatre performances Saturday

Gourmet Chef Now: cooking and date night classes available

Haughty Heron: live entertainment Friday and Saturday evenings

Lookout Lounge: karaoke and bands every Thursday and Friday, First Sundays

St. Joe Bar & Package: pool tournaments every Wednesday, live entertainment Friday and Saturday, pot luck on Sundays

Thirsty Goat: $5 Martini Mondays & Music Friday and Saturday Nights