Dance Saturday night in Carrabelle

A dance will be held Saturday evening, Oct. 5, at the Carrabelle Senior Center. The dance starts at 7 p.m. and admission is free. Music will be provided by a local disc jockey serving up a lively mix of Big Band dance tunes and mellow pop hits. Come down to the Senior Center this Saturday night to dance... or just to listen to the music! The Senior Center is at 201 NW Avenue F, on the corner of 1st Street and NW Avenue F in downtown Carrabelle.


Yard sale to benefit Carrabelle Food Pantry

Carrabelle CARES is holding its annual yard sale to benefit the Carrabelle Food Pantry on Saturday, Oct. 5 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the parking lot across from the Carrabelle branch of the Franklin County Public Library at 311 St James Ave on US 98. Bring your donations for us to sell and your money to buy; it goes to an important local cause. We will pick up your larger items. For more information call Tamara Allen at 850-524-1153 or email her at


Raku workshop in Bowery

The Bowery Art Gallery, 149 Commerce St., is planning a special show and workshop featuring the art of Raku. On Oct. 11, works by Dr. Sid Wilroy and his wife Lynn will be on display from 6 to 9 p.m.

Then, on Oct. 13 and 20, a Raku workshop will be taught by Kirby Gregory. Instruction will include working on a wheel and firing in a Raku kiln. Supplies will be provided. Cost is $150 for the two-day workshop. For information call 653-2425.


Seniors host Nov. 9 Fall Festival

The Franklin County Senior Center will host a Fall Festival on Saturday, Nov. 9. All persons interested in participating, please contact Carolyn Spivey or Pat Moore at the Center 697-3760 Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Gulf-Franklin offers correctional officer training

A new correctional officer training program will be starting at the Gulf/Franklin Campus of Gulf Coast State College in Port St. Joe on Jan. 22, 2014. This program is designed to prepare students for the state certification exam. Individuals who pass this exam are eligible for employment in any state, county or privately run correctional facility in Florida.

The program, conducted using the new shorter curriculum, and lasting about three months, will run from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. daily, Monday through Thursday. For more information, please call Brenda Burkett at 227-9670 ext. 5507 or email her at .

The application deadline for Pell Grants and financial aid is fast approaching, so please call today or come by the Gulf/Franklin Campus to pick up your application packet.