Plenty to do in the coming days, from music to butts for charity to snowbird appreciation.
Among a host of activities, here are a few suggestions for visitors and residents alike to enjoy your time in Gulf County.
1. Thursdays at the Theatre. The historic Port Theatre will host the first of its “Thursdays at the Theatre” series 7 p.m. ET tonight. The Recollections will be performing. Though most known for their interpretations of jazz standards, the group of veteran musicians covers everything from Broadway musicals to rock and roll, blues and even Italian love songs.
Each of the events in the “Thursdays at the Theatre” series are designed to be informal affairs.
The theater will provide chairs. There will be beer and wine for purchase. Folks may not bring their own chairs or coolers due to local fire and insurance considerations. Admission is $10. The Port Theatre is located at 314 Reid Ave.
2. Butts on the Bay. The First United Methodist Men’s Group inaugural “Butts on the Bay” will be held 12 noon until 5 p.m. ET Saturday at Sailor’s Cove across from the Ronnie B’s. The Bo Spring Band will provide live music, bbq plates (pulled pork, cole slaw, beans and bread) will available for $8, whole Boston Butts pre-sold for pick-up the day of the event are $35 and there will be homemade baked goods sold by the United Methodist Women. There will also be children and family activities. Advance tickets for a Boston Butt cooked that day are available by calling 227-1724. Cooking teams wishing to compete in a rib cooking contest for $50 entry fee can view rules and the entry form at www.psjums.org/upcoming-events/rib-cook-off.
All proceeds from the event support local community missions such as the Forgotten Coast Wounded Warriors, Boy Scouts, Christian Community Development Fund, Gulf County Domestic Violence Fund, Gulf Coast Hope Center, Oak Grove Community Wide Dinners, PSJHS athletics and more.
3. Snowbird appreciation tournament, dinner. A Snowbird Appreciation Golf Tournament and Dinner will be held at the St. Joseph Bay Golf Club on Friday. Tee-off is at 12 p.m. ET. This tournament is open to locals and snowbirds alike. The format will be 18 holes/four-person teams/select shot. Prizes will be awarded to the top two finishing teams.
The tournament will be followed with a dinner prepared by Chef Ron Kelly and his staff at the club. The cost of the golf and dinner is $45 per person.
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.
4. Tuesdays at 2 at the Library. This new program brings a variety of speakers and presentations to the Port St. Joe Library each Tuesday. This coming week, Anita Grove visits from the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve Nature Center to share information on Bay Friendly Landscaping.