First Baptist hosts fish fry Friday

The First Baptist Christian School will gold its annual Fried Mullet Dinner donation-only fundraiser on Friday, Oct. 14 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the First Baptist Fellowship Hall, 46 Ninth Street, Apalachicola.

Dinner includes cole slaw, baked beans, hush puppies and a homemade dessert. Eat-in or take-out. Please call 653-9540 to place an order (Apalachicola only).


Gumbo Cook-Off Saturday

The first ever Eastpoint Gumbo Cook-Off and Car Show will be held at the Red Pirate Restaurant in Eastpoint on Saturday, Oct. 15. Gates will open at 10 a.m. and judging takes place after 2 p.m. Admission is free.

Proceeds will benefit the Franklin County Fire Victim Relief Fund. For information or to register call Richard Wade, 370-0655 or Jimmy Sapp, 670-1090. You can show up with your ingredients and equipment on the day if you want to cook. Roux and stock can be prepared in advance. $50 entry fee.


Learn Bridge in a Day this Saturday

On Saturday, Oct. 15, learn to play bridge in a day. A Whirlwind Bridge class will be offered in Benedict Hall at Trinity Episcopal Church. Instruction takes place from 1 to 6 p.m. followed by a celebratory reception.

There is a $75 charge which includes a student handbook and snacks.

To reserve a place or for more information, call Jane Harris at (404) 889-3899.


Full moon climb Saturday at lighthouse

The October Full Moon Climb at the Cape St. George Lighthouse on St. George Island will be held on Saturday, Oct. 15. The Sunset/Full Moon Climb will take place from 6:30 to 8 p.m. and will include light hors d'oeuvres and a sparkling cider toast to the full moon. Cost is $15 for the general public and $10 for members of the St. George Lighthouse Association. After sunset, people are invited to climb to the top of the lighthouse for a breathtaking view of the full moon, as space and time permit. Cost is $10 for the general public and $5 for SGLA members.

The Cape St. George Light is located in St. George Lighthouse Park at the center of St. George Island, where Island Drive (the road off the bridge) ends at Gulf Beach Drive. Parking is available in lots at either side of the park. For reservations or more information, please contact the Lighthouse Gift Shop at 927-7745.


Sunset/Moonrise Cruise Sunday

The Apalachicola Maritime Museum’s 36 passenger powered catamaran the Starfish Enterprise will offer a tour of the working waterfront of Apalachicola up Scipio Creek to the Millpond and back. Depart the Museum’s dock at 6 p.m. on the evening of the Full Hunters Moon. On return from the Millpond, the cruise will motor past the museum and under the bridge out into Apalachicola Bay, turning west for the sunset at 7:07 p.m. The Starfish turns to the east to return to the dock. The full moon will rise at 7:57 p.m. Passengers may bring food and beverages. Cost is $25 per person, reservations required. Stop by 103 Water Street in Apalachicola or call 653-2500


‘The Art of Function’ In Bowery Oct. 21

On Friday, Oct 21, the Bowery Gallery, 149 Commerce St. in Apalachicola will present an exhibition of functional ceramic art from 6 to 9 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. For more information call 653-2425.