Turtle release party Saturday
Allie the loggerhead turtle will return to her natural environment on Saturday, June 22 at 2 p. m. (high tide) at Bald Point State Park. Come cheer her on. Festivities begin at 1 p.m. The Florida Parks Service is providing free admission for the day and PepsiCo will be on hand with refreshments. Representatives from the parks service, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and Florida Department of Environmental Protection have been invited to help carry the 230-pound sea turtle into the water at the mouth of Ochlocknee Bay. Come see her off and have your hand stamped for free admission to the Gulf Specimens Marine Lab in Panacea on the same afternoon. For more information call 349-9146.
Full moon climb at Lighthouse Sunday
On Sunday, June 23, from 8 to 9:30 p.m. watch the sun set and the full moon rise from the top of the Cape St. George Light! Tickets are $15 per person, or $10 for St. George Lighthouse Association members, and include light hors d'oeuvres and a sparkling cider toast. After sunset, additional climbers are welcome at the top for a view of the full moon, as time and space permit for $10 per person or $5 for association members. Reservations are recommended, and can be made by calling 927-7745 or by stopping by the Keeper's House Museum.
Summer bingo on the island
Every Tuesday enjoy Summer Bingo upstairs at the St. George island fire station, 324 E. Pine Ave. at 7 p.m. Cards are 25 cents. This event is sponsored by and benefits the St. George Island Civic Club. For information call 927-2654. Everyone welcome.
All about sea turtles
Every Wednesday in June from 2 to 3 p.m., the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve and the St. George Island Volunteer Turtlers present a talk on “Sea Turtles: Franklin County’s Oldest Visitors.” The reserve is at 108 Island Drive and provides a wealth of exhibits on the local plants and animals. For more information call 670-7700 or visit www.SeaTurtlesAtRisk.org.
St. George Plantation contest
From June 1 to Aug. 28, The St. George Island Plantation is asking photographers to submit photographs of St. George Island, Apalachicola or Franklin County, accompanied by a written release form granting St. George Plantation Owners' Association permission to publish your photos. You may submit up to two photographs in the competition with a required $5 entry fee. Forms and guidelines are available on-line at www.sgpoa.com.