Invasive Species Workshop Sept. 15

Many exotic plants are invasive weeds that spread quickly, and these rapid and effective dispersal characteristics of these invaders make them extremely difficult to eliminate or manage. A workshop on Thursday Sept. 15 at the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve outreach center, 108 Island Drive in Eastpoint will focus on some of the more common and troublesome invasive exotic plants and animals in this region and current strategies to control them. 

A $10 fee covers lunch and materials. Please register online at You can also reserve a space by contacting Anita Grove at the Reserve at 670-7708, or at 


Anne Hempel Pop-Up Art show

The Bowery Gallery announces their first pop-up show featuring the work of artist Anne Hempel. The showing is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 30 from 6 to 9 p.m. and will be hosted by Tara and Michael Roberts at 33 Ninth Street in Apalachicola. Light refreshments will be served.

Pop-Up retail stores and art galleries are short-term venues that display work by designers, photographers or other artists or retailers. They are becoming extremely popular because they allow immense flexibility, while not requiring a large commitment of time and money.


Genealogy lecture

Kathryn Palmer and Anya Grosenbaugh of the State Archives of Florida will discuss how to begin genealogical research using the resources available at the State Archives in Tallahassee. Learn basic genealogy concepts, research tips, and how to use historical documents to trace your lineage. The presentation will be at the Raney Carriage House on Market Street at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday September 29. Admission is free, limited seating so arrive early.