Plein Air luncheon. Forgotten Coast en Plein Air kicks off this week with a free luncheon at The Joe Center for the Arts, 201 Reid Avenue, at 12 p.m. ET Friday. Attendees can meet the artists and volunteers and learn about all of the exciting events happening over the next 10 days from Carrabelle to Mexico Beach. The luncheon is free and open to the public, as are most of the events. You can find out more by visiting


A journey with Alzheimer’s. At 10:30 a.m. ET Saturday Katy Mackay will present “My Journey with Alzheimer’s” at the Port St. Joe Public Library. Katy details the journey when her mother began suffering from the disease. If you are touched by this difficult disease, join Katy to explore practical tips, creative coping mechanisms, and even the lesson-filled failures that served her and her mother along their journey.

Program is free and open to the public.




Family fun to celebrate schools. The event, “Stronger than the Storm: Uniting for the schools all our Student Deserve” will be held 1-4 p.m. CT Saturday at Honeyville Park in Wewahitchka. Beginning at 1 p.m. CT there will be a short program featuring three speakers, Florida Education Association (FEA) President Fedrick Ingram, County Commissioner Sandy Quinn and State Rep. Loranne Ausley.

The free event will include a Bounce House, face painting and other activities for children and there will be light refreshments and music by local favorite Buddy Hamm.

The event is intended to educate and engage the community in actions to hold elected officials, local and statewide, accountable in providing sufficient support for public schools, according to organizers. There will be several “take action” booths at the event where participants can learn information about the state of the public schools.

“Stronger than the Storm” is sponsored by a coalition of educators, parents and community organizations, including the GCEA.

Honeyville Park is at 4111 State 71 South, about two miles south of Wewahitchka.



Shop the Farmers Market Saturday. The Port St. Joe SaltAir Farmers Market, now in its 12th year, returns Saturday to City Commons Park 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. At the market you may find fresh seasonal produce, jewelry, tie dye, carved woodwork and much more.



Climb the lighthouse. The Cape San Blas Lighthouse and Gift Shop, located in Port St. Joe’s George Core Park, is back open and operating on hours for the season.

The lighthouse and gift shop are open 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. ET Wednesday through Saturday.

Venture to the top of the lighthouse, nearly 100 feet high, and check out one of the best views around.

The cost to climb is $5. Children under 12, but at least 44-inches tall, may climb for $3.

No flip-flops, sturdy shoes needed to climb.



Learn about 3D printing. Come to the Port St. Joe Public Library 4-5 p.m. ET Tuesday for an introduction to the process. Learn how to get started and utilize the 3D printer available at this library.