Paddle for the Planet Saturday

Journey's Sgi and Island Fit Stand Up Paddleboard Fitness are hosting their first ever Paddle at the Park event on Saturday, Oct. 12 in Regatta Park 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Come for family fun including paddle races, kayak demonstrations and free stand up paddleboard yoga lessons. Entry fee for races is $10 for youth (15 and under) and $20 for adults, including goody bag and post race party. Stand up kayaks available on a first come, first serve basis. To register, call 927-3259.


Blues in the Lot Saturday

On Saturday, Oct. 12, the Apalachicola Sponge Company presents an all-day blues festival, with six sizzling bands at the Hays House, 48 Avenue D in Apalachicola across from Coombs Armory. Music will include the Smackwater Retrievers, guitarist Matt Law, Johnny Barbato and the Lucky Doggs, the Easy Street Blues Band, Slim Fatz and the John Bull Blues Band. Food provided by Apalachicola Volunteer Fire Department BBQ. For more information, call 653-5564 or visit


FSU boat regatta Saturday

Florida State University’s Coastal and Marine Laboratory is inviting water lovers to the second annual “Whatever Floats Your Boat” Regatta Saturday, Oct. 12, from noon to 5 p.m. The challenge is to create and race a homemade “boat” from a list of approved recyclable materials that is visually interesting and that, initially, can float. Prize categories for regatta participants include most creative use of materials, first boat to cross the finish line, most spectacular failure and People’s Choice award. Other festivities surrounding the regatta include live music and food for purchase from Posey’s Steam Room and Oyster Bar.


Full moon climb Oct. 18 at lighthouse

The October Full Moon Climb at the Cape St. George Lighthouse on St. George Island will be held Friday, Oct. 18. The Sunset/Full Moon Climb will take place from 6:30 to 8 p.m. and will include light hors d'oeuvres and a sparkling cider toast to the full moon. Because space is limited, reservations are recommended. For reservations or more information, please contact the Lighthouse Gift Shop at 927-7745.