Well, this is a busy week coming up.

Well, this is a busy week coming up.

This weekend adds some spice as well as fundraising for several important community assets to the normal raft of activities.

Shrimp boil, love for the libraries, fresh produce, there is a little something for all.

1. Enjoy some low boil and bask in nature. The Friends of the St. Joseph Bay Preserves are holding their annual Winter Bay Day 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. ET, with the “star” of the show the low country boil including wild-caught shrimp, corn on the cob, new potatoes, Kielbasa sausage, cole slaw and garlic bread. Sweet tea is offered with the plate. Port St. Joe native Eddie McFarland and members of his Crossroad Bluegrass Band will provide live music. The day also includes Tram tours of the 5,000-acre St. Joseph Bay Buffer Preserve, birding tours, displays and more. All activities are free and a $10 suggested donation for a shrimp boil plate. There will also be cookies, brownies and cake to purchase to complete your meal. Bay Day is held at the Preserves Center off State/County 30A seven miles north of Port St. Joe.

2. Have a dance and support the public libraries. The Friends of the Gulf County Libraries will hold its major fundraiser, “Dancing for Books: A Groovy Kind of Love Dinner Dance,” beginning 6:30 p.m. ET Saturday at the Centennial Building. Wear 60s attire or not, your choice. The Bama Jam Band will supply the tunes and the Sand Dollar Café will cater the evening. There will be a cash bar and wine toss. Local restaurants have provided $500 worth of gift certificates that are to be raffled off. Tickets to the event are $30 and are available at the two public libraries and No Name Books & More in Port St. Joe. Tickets can also be purchased by contacting the following: Dianne Semmes at 227-6425, Tom Semmes at 227-5601, Tunnie Miller at 819-8662, Dana Boyer at 227-5303 or Nancy Brockman at 229-8879.

3. Shop for produce, crafts. The SaltAir Market opens 2017 season Saturday. The Port St. Joe SaltAir Farmers Market begins its 10th season this Saturday.

The market offers a variety of crafts and seasonal produce with up to 20 vendors participating.

The market is found at the corner of Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd. and Reid Ave. on the first and third Saturdays of the month. The market is open 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. ET.

For additional information regarding participation in the market contact John Parker at 404-906-2637.

4. Learn about hiking the Appalachian Trial. First Presbyterian Church of Port St. Joe will host Dave Werk, who will present a slide and picture presentation on his efforts to hike the Appalachian Trial at 5:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Feb. 8. Werk began the hike in Georgia in 2010 and completed it in August 2016 in Maine. He will share stories and experiences from his trek along the Appalachian Mountains. There will be a pot luck dinner before the presentation. Enjoy an evening of food, fellowship and adventure. The church is located at 508 16th Street.