No shortage of options, our suggestions
As the temperatures thaw a bit, so too the activities calendar, highlighted by a local Super Bowl tradition and the return of the SaltAir Farmers Market.
Here are a few suggestions:
Enjoy the opening of the SaltAir Farmers Market's 11th year. The Port St. Joe SaltAir Farmers Market is kicking off its 11th year this Saturda at City Commons adjacent to Port St. Joe City Hall. The market is held 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. ET the first and third Saturdays of every month in the park, which is located at the intersection of Reid Ave. and Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd. At the market you may find fresh seasonal produce, jewelry, tie dye, carved woodwork and much more.
Support the Boy, Cub Scouts and enjoy a chicken or butt. The annual Super Bowl Chicken and Butt Roast benefitting First United Methodist Church Cub Scout Pack and Boy Scout Troop 347, will be 1-3 p.m. ET Sunday. You must pre-order your chicken or butts. Get you tickets from any Cub or Boy Scout from Troop 347 or call Cubmaster Abby at 340-0960 or Scoutmaster Bill at 247-9091. Credit cards, checks or cash accepted and all proceeds go to help scouts attend summer camp.
The cost of a 10-pound butt is $30 and a whole chicken is $10. Pick-up will be 1-3 Super Bowl Sunday a the First Methodist Church of Port St. Joe.
Climb the Cape San Blas Lighthouse. Venture down to George Core Park in Port St. Joe and climb to the top of the Cape San Blas Lighthouse, nearly 100 feet high. The lighthouse is open 12 p.m. until 5 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. In addition, the lighthouse is open, by appointment, for groups of 5 or more. The minimum charge is $25. Contact 229-8261 to book an appointment for a group.
Learn about the value of artificial reefs during Tuesdays @2 at the library. Bob and Carol Cox, President and Treasurer of the Mexico Beach Artificial Reef Association will share the work of the organization of volunteers and citizen scientists managing the local artificial reef program at the next Tuesdays @ 2 Lecture, 2-3 p.m. ET Feb. 6 at the Corinne Costin Gibson Memorial Public Library in Port St. Joe.
The seafloor off Bay and Gulf counties is vastly flat sand bottom with very little natural reefs. Artificial reefs mimic natural reefs where marine organism grow and create habitat for marine life important conservation of marine resources for commercial and recreational use. Attendees will 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 importance of reefs in conservation, ecology and the economy of Bay and Gulf County. Bob retired from the US Air Force after serving 30 years and is a retired SCUBA instructor. Carol retired from the US Air Force after serving 27 years. She is also a Divemaster. Both travel to different parts of the world to SCUBA dive and enjoy underwater photography and videography. For more information phone 229-8879 or visit www.nwrls.com.