All about ice this Saturday

Head to the Apalachicola Maritime Museum this Saturday, August 10 at 7 p.m. for a lecture all about ice! The block ice era may have passed, but author and photographer Elli Morris brings it back to life in her award-winning book “Cooling the South.” Morris is a professional photographer based in Richmond, Virginia. Admission to the lecture is free. Join us after the lecture for a shrimp boil on the docks for $12. This event is part of Historic Apalachicola Main Street's Festival of Ice (


St. George Island Sizzler Saturday

This Saturday, Aug. 10, the 16th annual St. George Island Sizzler 5K Race and One Mile Fun Run will take place on St. George Island. On-site registration at Lighthouse Park begins at 3 p.m. The one-mile fun run begins at 5:30 p.m. and the 5K begins at 6 p.m. Post-race party, including fresh local seafood, and awards at Lighthouse Park at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $25, includes shirt, race packet, one post-race party ticket; the $20 no-shirt option includes race packet, post-race party ticket. Tickets to the post-race party are $15.

A Tate's Hell Track Club production and A Gulf Winds Track Club Grand Prix event for 2013, the Sizzler benefits the Franklin County Humane Society. For more info, call 509-2191 and to register online visit


Summer Bingo Tuesdays

On Tuesdays come to summer bingo upstairs at the fire station, 324 E. Pine Avenue on St. George Island at 7 p.m. Cost is 25 cents a card. Sponsored by the St. George Island Civic Club. Everyone welcome.


Franklin County’s oldest visitors

Every Wednesday in August from 2-3 p.m. you can hear a presentation about Sea Turtles,“Franklin County's Oldest Visitors,” by the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve (ANERR) and the St. George Island Volunteer Turtlers. At ANERR, 108 Island Drive, in Eastpoint. Free and open to the public. For more information, visit .