Out to See April 10, 2014

Published: Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at 10:17 AM.

Bay Area Easter concert April 13

The Bay Area Choral Society, under the direction of Merel Young with pianist Karl Lester, will perform the Easter portion of Handel’s Messiah on Sunday, April 13 at 4 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church. The concert is part of the annual Ilse Newell concert series presented by the Apalachicola Area Historical Society. The choral society will also present the same concert on Saturday, April 12 at 4 p.m. at Port St. Joe’s First United Methodist Church. For more information, call 653-8894.


Don’t miss boat show April 19

Apalachicola will host the 16th annual Apalachicola Antique & Classic Boat Show on Saturday, April 19. Antique boats, examples of classic and traditional vessels, workboats, and fiberglass and aluminum classics will be on display throughout the day. Special highlights include home-built boats by skilled craftsmen, authentic oyster boats and workboats, antique outboard engines, plus antique automobiles and artist booths.

The Apalachicola Maritime Museum will host tours aboard the Heritage, a 58-foot wooden Herreshoff-designed ketch and have demonstrations of steam engines with their antique steam powered vessels. The Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve will have displays on the Apalachicola River and its flora and fauna, along with booths featuring the Coast Guard Auxiliary, kids model boat building, the National Weather Service and boatbuilding demonstration throughout the day. The museum will also have a special open house Friday evening with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m.

The Apalachicola Traders’ Canoe, a hand-built 50-foot long vessel used between 1750-1850, recovered from the Apalachicola River will be on display at the Cotton Warehouse. At 5:30 p.m. Saturday. BackPorch Revival, an old-time string band will play at Riverfront Park. Bring your own chair. Concert is free.

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