African-American History Festival this weekend

H'COLA's 10th annual African-American History Festival will take place this weekend Feb. 15 to 17 at Franklin Square in Apalachicola. The two-day outdoor free festival will highlight both local and national African-American history, food, art and culture with a parade, live entertainment featuring “Unfinished Business,”, exhibits, food, arts and crafts, inspirational speakers, music, dance, poetry and drama. The festival is held in the North Historic District, “The Hill” off 6th Street and Avenue L. For info, call 323-0544 or 653-7515.


Dixieto present ‘Vintage Hitchcock’

The Dixie Theatre presents the first in its 2013 professional season with “Vintage Hitchcock: A Live Radio Play” over the next two weekends. Spies, murder, love, and other trademarks of Alfred Hitchcock come to life in the style of a 1940s radio broadcast complete with vintage commercials, a daring train chase, a serial killer's ominous presence, and a devastating explosion through the magic of live sound effects and music.

Shows are 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 15 and 16, and at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17. There will be a special matinee at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 20, and then shows continue on Friday and Saturday evening, Feb. 22 and 23, and Sunday afternoon, Feb. 24.

All seats are $25. For tickets call the box office at 653-3200


Souper Book and Bread sale Saturday

Friends of the Franklin County Public Library will hold their annual Souper Book and Bread sale on Saturday, Feb. 16, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Sea Oats Gallery 128 E. Pine Ave on St. George Island. Delicious homemade soups and breads plus great used books of all kinds! Enjoy a bowl while you browse, or buy a quart for lunch or dinner. All proceeds benefit the county libraries in Eastpoint and Carrabelle. Want to donate books, soups or breads? Questions? Call Anna Carmichael at 850-370-6763.


Depot Creek to perform Feb. 23

The not-for-profit Franklin County Community Development & Land Trust Corp. presents Depot Creek featuring Jon Copps & Neal Jones, an evening concert on Saturday, Feb. 23 at 8 p.m. on St George Island. Tickets are $15 and proceeds benefit affordable housing in Franklin County. For tickets contact the Butler Agency 670-1200.