There are several options, indoor and not, to fill the time over the coming days.

Here are a few suggestions:


Get safe with the Port St. Joe Police Department. The Port St. Joe Police Department will host its first ever Public Safety Day from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. ET Saturday in the parking lot of the First Baptist Church in Port St. Joe. The police department will be joined by local fire departments, and by other governmental and non-profit organizations. Dozens of agencies will be attending with everything from ordinary police cruisers to helicopters. There will also be K-9 demonstrations. First Baptist Church will be providing hot dogs, while Woodman Life Insurance will be providing snow cones and popcorn. Bottled water will be available at the Centennial Bank tent. According to Sgt. Jake Richards of the Port St Joe Police Department, the effort is to get as many people to the day as possible. The department recently drew nearly 1,000 people to a bike and safety equipment giveaway. The event is a continuation of an effort by the police department to be more involved with the community and has been labeled by the police department as a day to get people together with law enforcement. “All the kids from the community will hopefully show up, because that’s who we are really doing it for,” Richards said. “The adults will enjoy it too, but we are really doing it to get the kids out.”


Get the scoop at the annual CCA meeting. The Coastal Community Association of Gulf County will hold its annual meeting 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. ET Saturday at the St. Joseph Bay Golf Club. This meeting is open to the public and key issues will be discussed, including beach restoration, Habitat Conservation Plan, changes to flood maps, Leave No Trace, CBRA and FEMA among many others. State Rep. Halsey Beshears (R-Monticello), Gulf County Sheriff Mike Harrison, Gulf County Property Appraiser Mitch Burke and County Commissioner Phil McCroan are among the elected officials scheduled to attend.


Turtle Talks for Hatchlings. The Florida Coastal Conservancy, in partnership with Science Seed, LLC, will sponsor “Turtle Talks for Hatchlings” 10 a.m. ET this morning. Children of all ages are invited for hands-on learning experiences, stories, interactive games and prizes. Turtle Talks are held at the Forgotten Coast Sea Turtle Center in George Core Park at the Bayview Pavilion.


Climb the Cape San Blas Lighthouse. During the summer, the lighthouse, located in Port St. Joe’s George Core Park, is open for climbing to gain some of the more panoramic views to be found around. The lighthouse is open 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. ET Thursday, Friday and Saturday. For adults 13 and over, the cost to climb is $5 and for children under 12, but at least 44 inches tall, the cost for the climb is $3. Please, no flip-flops – climbers need sturdy shoes. Also, keep in mind, the Lighthouse Gift Shop, located inside the Sleeping Beauty keepers’ quarters is open during the same hours.