Lots to do, a few suggestions
Ahead is one of those weeks, and weekends, when there just don’t seem to be enough hours in the day for all the calendar offers.
Here are a few, just a few, suggestions for entertainment or recreation.
Enjoy savory food for a good cause. The Willis V. Rowan American Legion Post 116 will host its annual Fish Fry/Chicken BBQ Friday, Good Friday, from 11 a.m. ET till the food runs out. Meals are available for $8 a plate. The event will be held at the redesigned Veterans Memorial Park in Beacon Hill. Dine at the park or take it home. All proceeds will benefit the Veteran Charities in the communityEaster
Easter Egg Hunt Saturday. The Junior Service League of Port St. Joe hosts the annual Easter Egg Hunt 10 a.m. ET Saturday at George Core Park, located off U.S. 98 in Port St. Joe by the Cape San Blas Lighthouse. All kids ages 11 and under are welcome to attend. The event is free and a great time with prizes in every egg. There will be two candy-filled piñatas, Peter Rabbit storytime, photo opportunity with the Easter Bunny (the first 150 kids receive a present), as well as face painting, so bring your camera. Don't forget to bring your Easter basket! Please arrive early/on time to ensure your child gets to join in the fun! The eggs go pretty quickly once the hunt begins!.
Learn local history during ‘Archaeology Weekend.’ Hosted by the Florida Public Archaeology Network and the University of West Florida, the weekend, from today through Saturday, will offer a series of events, all free and open to the public, to train a spotlight on local history. Local events begin 11 a.m. ET today with a presentation on “Shipwrecks of Northwest Florida” at the Corinne Costin Gibson Memorial Public Library. Friday, the St. Joseph Bay State Buffer Preserve Center hosts a presentation at 6 p.m. ET which is titled: “Going Ballistic: Archaeology of Florida’s Natural Bridge Battlefield.” The weekend wraps up with two events on Saturday. From 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. ET in the T.H. Stone Memorial St. Joseph Peninsula State Park, the Archaeology Network will have a local history and archaeology information booth set up to allow folks to chat with an archaeologist, discover local history and bring artifacts for identification. At 2 p.m. ET Saturday at the Constitution Convention Museum State Park in Port St. Joe, the “Dash through the Past” history and archaeology scavenger hunt will be held. The hunt, appropriate for all ages, is a journey through historic Port St. Joe.
Catch the ‘Blue Moon’ from atop the lighthouse. The next full moon climb at the Cape San Blas Lighthouse will be Saturday with the arrival of the “Blue Moon.” The hours of the climb will be 7:30 p.m. until 9 p.m. ET and the cost is $5 per climber. The lighthouse is located in Port St. Joe’s George Core Park. There are actually two popularly-used definitions of a Blue Moon, according to Space.com. The older of the two defines a Blue Moon as the third full moon in a season that has four full moons. Called a seasonal Blue Moon, this occurs about every 2.5 years, according to NASA. There are roughly 29.5 days between full moons, making it unusual for two full moons to fit into a 30- or 31-day-long month. The other definition is that a Blue Moon is the second full moon within a single calendar month.
Celebrate the opening of St. Joe Arts Member Show. The first annual Member Show at The Joe Center for the Arts will be formally opened 6 p.m. ET Saturday at the Center, located at 201 Reid Ave. in Port St. Joe. The exhibit will feature the work, photography, painting, fiber arts, sculpture, glasswork and multi-media, by 30local artists from Apalachicola, St. George Island, Indian Pass, Cape San Blas, Port St. Joe, Mexico Beach, Panama City Beach and Santa Rosa Beach. The opening party and exhibit are free and open to the public. Those attending the opening party will be asked to vote on their favorite work and a “People’s Choice” award will be given during th evening. If you can't make the opening night, the exhibit will be open Thursdays (10 a.m. until 6 p.m. ET), Fridays (10 a.m. until 6 p.m.) and Saturdays (10 a.m. until 2 p.m. ET) from April 1 through April 20.