A few of the options for the coming days.


Beach Baptist Chapel Brotherhood Breakfast. Each month Beach Baptist Chapel hosts a Brotherhood Breakfast. This month’s is 10 a.m. ET Saturday. All men from the area are welcome. Beach Baptist is located at 311 Columbus Street in St. Joe Beach.




The Port St. Joe Garden Club presents a Flower Show on Saturday at the Garden Center at 216 Eighth Street. The show runs 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. ET and is in honor National Garden Week. The show is free and open to the public. This year¹s theme is: "By the Sea . . . By the Sea."

There are four divisions to the show: Design, Horticulture, Youth, and Education. Nationally accredited judges have judged design and horticulture.

The designs are arrangements made by garden club members on a specific theme. Teetering Sandpipers designs must have a dominant and distinct rhythm, like moving sandpipers. Forgotten Coast De-Light designs must use lights. Seaside Serenity designs must give a sense of peacefulness, and Malacological Miniatures designs must be less than six inches and incorporate a shell.

Horticulture is specimens of plants grown by members. If you are new to the area, or want something new for your garden, the horticulture section is a good way to find plants that will grow in the Port St. Joe area.

The Youth Division is open to all youths in Gulf County. They do not have to belong to the garden club to enter. If you have a child or grandchild, they may want to participate next year and win a ribbon!

Our Educational Division completes the show. The Master Gardeners of Gulf County made it.

Come and See! Come and See! "By the Sea . . .By the Sea."



The Mexico Beach Farmers Market. The Mexico Beach Farmers and Craft Market will be held Saturday in Parker Park. New winter hours are 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. CT. Shop for fresh, local vegetables and baked goods as well as gifts and goodies from local craftspeople. Parker Park is located at 2500 U.S. Highway 98. Vendor applications are available at mexicobeach.com under calendar of events.




Enjoy license free freshwater fishing. Saturday and Sunday will be a license-free freshwater fishing weekend for Florida residents and visitors. Fishing licenses are not required on these weekends. Governor Rick Scott said, “Florida is known as the Fishing Capital of the World, and taking advantage of these license-free fishing weekends is the perfect opportunity for Floridians and their families to get outdoors. I appreciate the hard work of FWC to ensure that Florida remains the Fishing Capital of the World.”

Bo Rivard, Chairman of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said, “Summertime in the Sunshine State is great for getting on or near the water. I hope the different opportunities to fish license-free during the next two weekends will inspire new anglers to give it a try. Established anglers, I encourage you to take a friend or family member out and introduce them to the Fishing Capital of the World!”

FWC offers eight total license-free fishing days each year. Bag limits, closed areas and size restrictions apply on these days. To learn more about license-free fishing days, visit MyFWC.com/License. For fishing tips, visitMyFWC.com/Fishing.


Plein Air South exhibit at The Joe. The Joe Center for the Arts, 201 Reid Avenue, is hosting an art exhibit by the members of the Plein Air South painters conference. The exhibit features the work of artist Roger Dale Brown, a landscape artist of national renown who delivered the keynote address at the Plein Air South conference and more than 20 other artists from Florida and other southern states.
The Plein Air South exhibit will be free and open to the public on Thursdays (10 a.m. until 6 p.m. ET), Fridays (10 a.m. until 6 p.m. ET) and Saturdays (10 a.m. until 2 p.m. ET) from May 24 until June 20.