A few options for your entertainment or recreational pleasure from a busy calendar in the coming days.

A few options for your entertainment or recreational pleasure from a busy calendar in the coming days.

 

 

1. Discover the treasure of St. Vincent Island. “Wild Week” is a celebration of America’s National Wildlife Refuges the Friends of St. Vincent Island National Wildlife Refuge are sponsoring 50th anniversary tours of St. Vincent Island each weekday this week. Volunteer-led wagon tours will focus on photography, rare and endangered species such as the Red Wolf and sea turtles, birds and more. Experience the 12,300-plus acre island and this unique and wild place. Sign up for tours at www.stvincentfriends.com

 

2. Great deals for a great cause. Long Avenue Baptist Church will host a garage sale beginning at 8 a.m. ET Saturday in the church gymnasium. The will be a huge inventory of great items for sale. Fried fish plates, including fried fish, baked beans, cole slaw and hush puppies will also be available for $7. Fish plates will be ready by 11 a.m. ET. All proceeds benefit the church’s mission trip to Guatemala in March 2018.

 

 

3. Climb the Cape San Blas Lighthouse in Port St. Joe’s George Core Park. This the last gasp for summer hours at the lighthouse as the seasons begin to change. The lighthouse is open 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. ET Thursday through 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.

 

 

 

4. Raise awareness on domestic violence. The Gulf County/Mexico Beach Domestic Violence Task Force in partnership with the Wewahitchka Woman’s Club will hold candlelight vigils tonight to honor Domestic Violence Awareness Month and to remember the victims who did not survive. Learn about domestic violence and the programs offered by the Task Force. In Port St. Joe, the candlelight vigil will be held at Frank Pate Park, at the corner of State 71 and U.S. 98, beginning at 6 p.m. ET. In Wewahitchka, a vigil will be held at Lake Alice Park beginning at 6 p.m. CT. Both events are free and the public is encouraged to participate.

 

 

 

5. Hurricane relief supply drive at Living Waters. Living Waters Church in Mexico Beach is sponsoring a hurricane relief supply drive for impacted areas of Florida and Texas. New, unused items are requested: Work gloves, dishwashing gloves, scrub brushes, dust mask, liquid laundry detergent (25 or 50 oz.), liquid household cleaner (12 or 16 oz, no sprays), dish soap, clothespins, clothesline, sponges, heavy duty trash bags, handi-wipes or reusable cleaning wipes, box fans, insect repellent spray, 5-gallon buckets with lid, heavy duty 14-gauge extension cords, 2-gallon pump-up sprayers, flat-billed shovels and rakes are among the items. Bins are conveniently located under the front porch at Living Waters Church, located at 1602 U.S. Highway 98 in Mexico Beach. For more information contact Pastor Dave Gieseking at 850-702-1255 or 954-804-8338.