Here are but a few suggestions.



Linda Heavner Gerald book signings. Linda Heavner Gerald will sign her new book at Joseph’s Cottage and the Library Oct. 5-6. Gerald is donating all proceeds from these two signing events to the library. Gerald will be at Joseph’s Cottage, 403 Reid Ave. in Port St. Joe, 5-7 p.m. ET Friday; wine and cheese will be served. On Saturday, Gerald will be signing from 10 a.m. until 12 noon ET at the Corinne Costin Gibson Memorial Public Library.





Music in the Park in Mexico Beach. The “Music in the Park” series returns to Parker Park in Mexico Beach, 5-7 p.m. CT tonight with Charlie and Dana Black. Good music and good times, the concert is free. There will also be hot dogs and hamburgers, chips and a drink for a suggested donation of $5 (or more), benefiting Helping Hands. All proceeds go to Helping Hands. Helping Hands had an orginal goal of raising $15,000 to purchase a 300-foot mobi mat on the beach to make a pathway down to the water for anybody who has trouble walking in the sand. Helping Hands has raised $7,000 with the Mexico Beach Community Development committed to match monies raised up to $10,000.


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.





Fall hours at the Cape San Blas Lighthouse. Starting last week and continuing until Memorial Day, the Cape San Blas Lighthouse 12-5 p.m. ET Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Venture to George Core Park in Port St. Joe and climb to the top, nearly 100 feet high and check out the Gift Shop in “Sleeping Beauty.” 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.





“Library Luncheon” with author Lisa Patton. The Friends of the Gulf County Public Libraries will host author Lisa Patton to Port St. Joe for a “Library Luncheon” 12-2 p.m. ET Tuesday at the Church Hall at First United Methodist Church. Lunch will be catered by Sunset Coastal Grill and Patton will be available after the program to sign books and answer questions. Patton’s new release, “Rush,” is set in modern day Oxford, MS on the Ole Miss campus. A story about women- from both ends of the social ladder- discovering their voices and their empowerment. “Patton gives readers a ringside seat to the sorority drama at Ole Miss. But the story is deeper than getting the inside scoop on rush. Told with humor and heart, Rush is a story of right versus wrong, of old traditions pitted against modern ideas and changing times. ~The Atlanta Journal Constitution. There are a limited number of tickets to the event. Tickets are available at the Library for $20. Proceeds will be used to improve the children’s area at the library; additional donations are also appreciated.