Apalachicola airport open house Saturday

Everyone is invited to an open house hosted by Crystal Air, Apalachicola Regional Airport’s new fixed base operator, on Saturday, April 13, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Come enjoy plane rides, food and fun. For information call 653-1366.


Mini golf tournament Saturday

The Friends of Franklin County Public Library will hold the third annual Putt Masters Mini Golf Tournament hosted by Red Pirate Family Grill in Eastpoint on Saturday, April 20 at noon.

Enjoy live music, food and drink specials, and lots of fun while more than 20 putt-putt teams compete. Proceeds benefit the Franklin County Public Library in Eastpoint and Carrabelle.


Apalachicolaboat show April 20

The 15th annual Apalachicola Antique & Classic Boat and Auto Show will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 20 in downtown Apalachicola. Antique boats, examples of classic and traditional vessels, workboats, and fiberglass and aluminum classics will all be on display all day.  For information please call 653-9419 or email at info@apalachicolabay.org. http://www.antiqueboatshow.org/


FSU Marine Lab open house April 20

The Spring Open House at the Florida State University Coastal & Marine Laboratory on Saturday, April 20, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The theme this year is “The Ocean of Tomorrow,” to recognize the importance of scientists working together to solve problems related to the coastal and marine environments.

Highlights of this year’s event include tours of  the new 65-ft research vessel, RV Apalachee; touch tanks with critters presented by Saturday-at-the-Sea and interactive displays by scientists from FSU and Florida conservation agencies. For more information call 697-4120.


FSU voice majors to perform April 21

The Ilse Newell Concert Series will present Florida State University voice majors who will perform a repertoire of classical, Broadway and operatic selections. The concert is Sunday, April 21 at 4 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church.


MaritimeMuseumpresents ‘Shanty Singers’

The Apalachicola Maritime Museum on Saturday, April 20 will host the St. Petersburg Shanty Singers for a program incorporating history and maritime music of significance to the Apalachicola River and Bay. The program, from 7-8 p.m. to be followed by a shrimp boil on the docks, traces a voyage on the Montezuma of the Black Ball line, the first shipping company to schedule trips, twice a month, across the Atlantic. The program follows the Montezuma along her voyage, singing historical sea shanties indicative of each leg of the journey and ports visited, with a historical narrative based on actual voyages of this vessel interwoven between the songs. Light servings of low country boil (shrimp, corn, potatoes, sausage) will be served, for a donation of only $5. Cash bar available.