Suggestions for the days ahead
A few ideas for the coming days.
Counting Down to Plein Air. Forgotten Coast en Plein Air kicks off with an event for potential volunteers 6:30 p.m. ET tonight, at The Joe Center for the Arts, 201 Reid Avenue in Port St. Joe. The public is cordially invited to come and learn what is new with Forgotten Coast en Plein Air this year and about 2018 volunteer opportunities. Stay afterward and enjoy good food, great conversation, and view the Our Stories exhibit still showing at The Joe.
Forgotten Coast en Plein Air will be held from May 4-13, all along the Forgotten Coast: Carabelle, Eastpoint, St. George Island, Apalachicola, Indian Pass, Cape San Blas, Port St. Joe and Mexico Beach. Most events are free and open to the public throughout the 10-day event. To learn more, please visit www.forgottencoastenpleinair.org.
A Night on Broadway’ at WHS. Wewahitchka Jr./Sr. High School is proud to announce its third annual fine arts show entitled A Night on Broadway. The program will be held 6:30 p.m. CT tonight in the WHS gymnasium. Featuring performances by the band, chorus, dance, drama, guitar and piano classes there is something of interest for any aficionado of the arts. Best of all, admission is free to everyone. So, for those looking for some great entertainment, come on out to Wewahitchka High School on March 15 for a night of fine arts and fun!
Fundraiser benefits Coats for Kids. The Coats for Kids committee members and volunteers will be meeting at the Frank Pate Park in Port St. Joe Friday to raise funds to purchase winter clothing for needy students in grades 9-12. The committee will be accepting new clothing items, gloves, scarfs, and hoodies. They will also be selling hot dogs and chili dogs, plus taking renewal membership fees There will be delicious baked goods for sale to enjoy.onations are needed to make this fund raising a cuccess. The committee will be selling goods and hot dogs from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. ET. We thank the city of Port St. Joe and the Public Works for assisting.
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.
Shop the SaltAir Farmers Market. The Port St. Joe SaltAir Farmers Market has just kicked off its 11th year and the market is back Saturda at City Commons adjacent to Port St. Joe City Hall, at the intersection of Reid Ave. and Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd.. The market is held 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. ET the first and third Saturdays of every month in the park. At the market you may find fresh seasonal produce, jewelry, tie dye, carved woodwork and much more.
Feast on a St. Patrick’s Irish Dinner. The St. Joseph Catholic Church of Port St. Joe will hold its Annual St. Patrick’s Irish Dinner Saturday. The dinner will take place in the Church Hall, at 304 20th Street in Port St. Joe.
The dinner includes corn beef, cabbage, new potatoes, carrots, onions, homemade soda bread, dessert and tea/coffee/lemonade. The Irish Pub Donation Bar will be serving Irish coffee, Irish beer and red or white wine. There will be two seatings, 5 p.m. EST and 6:30 p.m. ET. The first seating is usually sold out so folks are urged to get tickets early for preferred seating. Tickets for the dinner are $12.
Take-out dinners will be available; pick-up is at the front door during either seating - just look for the “Take-Out” signs.
In addition to dinner, there will be drawings for a painting by a local award-winning artist and handmade jewelry. A 50/50 drawing will take place at each seating. You don’t have to be present to win any of the drawings.
Purchase tickets at the church or No Name Café Books and More on Reid Ave. Tickets remaining will be sold at the door.
For more information or to buy tickets call Barb/Dan Van Treese at 227-9837 or Mel/Mike Shamp at 647-9839.