Elvis does the Dixie this weekend
Spectacular tribute artist Todd Alan Herendeen & his Follow That Dream Band have become one of the Dixie Theatre’s most popular shows…Johnny Cash and Roy Orbison, among others, join Elvis. They will perform Friday, Jan. 25 and Saturday, Jan. 26 at 8 p.m. at the Dixie. Tickets are $25. For more info, call 653-3200.
Prof to speak on GI’s religious life
The subject of “Religious Life Above and Below Decks During World War II” will be the topic of a lecture at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26 at the Apalachicola Maritime Museum. Dr. Kurt Piehler directs the Institute on World War II and the Human Experience, at Florida State University. He will discuss the topic of his forthcoming book which examines religious life aboard Navy ships during World War II. $5 includes low country boil reception. For more info call 653-2500.
FSU professor to perform Sunday
Retired Florida State University music professor Thomas “Tommie” Wright, the scholar and school patriot who wrote the “FSU Fight Song,” will provide a memorable concert at 4 p.m. this Sunday afternoon, Jan. 27 at Trinity Episcopal Church, as part of the annual Ilse Newell Fund for the Performing Arts.
This concert is one of the programs of the 25th season of the Ilse Newell Fund for the Performing Arts, under the auspices of the Apalachicola Area Historical Society. General admission is a $5 donation, with students admitted free.
Mardi Gras going to the dogs
The Mystic Krewe of Salty Barkers, a parade unit of dogs and their people, invites you to join in the Apalachicola Mardi Gras parade on Friday, Feb. 1.
You may walk, ride in golf carts, pull wagons, push strollers, or come up with any other unique form of transportation. The parade, sponsored by Franklin County Habitat for Humanity, begins at 5 p.m. at the Bowery and continues to Riverfront Park where the party will continue with live music, dancing, Cajun food, and other festivities for the whole family.
For information or to pre-register, call 670-5064 or 653-2025. Laissez les BONE temps roulez!
Gulf Ports exhibition continues in Apalach
Through Saturday, Feb. 12, come enjoy classic views of historic waterfront communities along the Gulf of Mexico at Apalachicola’s History, Culture, and Art Center. Colorful light-filled paintings by Paul Arsenault are featured in the exhibition of Gulf Ports, which includes paintings of Apalachicola, Key West, Galveston, and Boca Grande. A portion of sales benefits the local non-profit, Bay Aid. For info: www.historicapalachicola.com or call 1-855-272-5224.
Bingo on the Island Tuesdays
Beginning this week, Bingo on the Island will be on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. at the St. George Island Firehouse, 324 East Pine Avenue. Cards are $1. Sponsored by the St. George Island Civic Club. For information call 927-3001.