Turtle Talk at The Joe. The latest exhibit at The Joe Center for the Arts, located at 201 Reid Ave. in Port St. Joe, is a blend of art and science, opening the door to a conversation about taking care of our planet and coastal community. The exhibition, “Turtles and Trash” runs all summer through Aug. 17; the Center is open Thursday-Saturday. Every Thursday is Turtle Thursday and today will feature a 3 p.m. ET Turtle Talk with Jessica Swindall with the Florida Coastal Conservancy. 3 p.m. ET. In addition, come paint your own canvas with Marjorie from the Sea and Soul Gift Shop (there is a fee to cover materials and instruction). The shop is at 106 Reid Ave. Marjorie is going to be at The Joe from 3:30-5 p.m. ET right after Jessica’s talk. Please pre-register at www.MermaidsCanvas.com. We will be painting sea turtles! Check out the exhibit schedule online at: thejoecenter.com or on Facebook. The exhibit is in partnership with the Florida Coastal Conservancy and the Port St. Joe Library.
Bob Craig, Jr. celebration of life. There will be a celebration of the life of R. Marion Craig, Jr., 5-7 p.m. ET tonight at the St. Joseph Bay Golf Club.
Bring photos and memories in this event to remember the Port St. Joe High School graduate and son of coaching great R. Marion Craig.
Everyone is invited to this special event.
Craig passed away in Bristol, VA on July 17. He graduated from PSJHS with the Class of 1965 and played football at Clemson University as was the case with his father. According to his obituary published in the Bristol Herald Courier, Craig loved to read, loved music and loved contact sports. “(Bob) will be remembered always as a quiet scholar, a gentleman and a little bit of a wild horse rider.”
Florida Health Day Friday. Get a glimpse of the array of services provides by the Florida Department of Health in Gulf County Friday, 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. ET at Frank Pate Park in Port St. Joe. , pencil in Aug. 3, which is a Friday, on the calendar. The free event will include educational booths set up by each program or department within the health department. There will be educational materials and giveaways while residents have the opportunity to learn about the programs such as environmental health, tobacco prevention, Healthy Families, Healthy Start, the health department’s clinic, Women, Infants and Children (WIC) and much more.
The event will also include sno-balls, door prizes, and a coloring station for the youngsters and free health screenings.
Shop the SaltAir Farmers Market. The Port St. Joe SaltAir Farmers Market, in its 11th year, is held the first and third Saturdays of the month 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. At the market you may find fresh seasonal produce, jewelry, tie dye, carved woodwork and much more.
Summer hours to climb the Cape San Blas Lighthouse. Summer hours begin today at the Cape San Blas Lighthouse. Venture to George Core Park in Port St. Joe and climb to the top, nearly 100 feet high. 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. 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.