Chamber after-hours at library

On Thursday, Jan. 9, from 5:30 to 7 p.m., the Apalachicola Bay Chamber of Commerce will host a Business After Hours at the new Eastpoint branch of the Franklin County Library, 160 Hickory Dip Road. For more information call 653-9419.


‘Sock Hops & Soda Pops” this weekend

The Big Bopper's back and Murphy's Diner is rockin' around the clock in “Sock Hops & Soda Pops,” an outrageous, feel-good musical at the Dixie Theatre. There will be a 3 p.m. matinee on Saturday, Jan. 11. There will be evening shows at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Jan. 10 and 11.

Tickets are $25. The Dixie Theatre is at 21 Avenue E in Apalachicola. For more information call 653-3200.


Get ready for Jan. 18 oyster cook-off

The fourth annual Oyster Cook-Off to benefit the Apalachicola Volunteer Fire Department will be held Saturday, Jan. 18 at Riverfront Park. Friday evening will be a preview of the oyster-related silent auction items, along with a sampling of the Apalachicola Bay's tasty bivalves from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday’s cookoff will start at noon, Judging and bands starts at 2 p.m. Contestants are encouraged to enter with their favorite recipe. All forms of oysters will be available to taste - raw, steamed, fried. Other food items and refreshments available for purchase. Live music and dancing performances. Visit for more info.


Bingo begins on island

Winter Bingo on St. George Island began Tuesday at the Jay Abbott Firehouse, 324 East Pine Street. The game begins at 7 p.m. and is sponsored by the St. George Island Civic Club. Cost is $1 per card. Everyone is welcome.