Ice festival at Gorrie Museum Saturday

Join the fun at the Water Street Festival of Ice on this Saturday, Aug. 17 in Apalachicola as the town salutes Dr. John Gorrie, the inventor of the ice machine. Enjoy ice carving, ice cream, snow cones and children’s activities from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the John Gorrie Museum State Park, 46 Sixth Street.


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.


Full moon climb Wednesday at lighthouse

The August Full Moon Climb at the Cape St. George Lighthouse on St. George Island will be Wednesday, Aug. 21. The Sunset/Full Moon Climb will take place from 8 to 9:30 p.m. and will include light hors d'oeuvres and a sparkling cider toast, for $15 for the general public and $10 for members of the St. George Lighthouse Association.

After sunset, people may just climb the lighthouse for a breathtaking view of the full moon, as space and time permit. Cost is $10 for the public. St. George Lighthouse Park at the center of St. George Island. For reservations, please contact the Lighthouse Gift Shop at 927-7745.


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 .