Eastpoint Christmas celebration Friday

Eastpoint will celebrate Christmas with a parade, holiday caroling, a Christmas tree lighting and Santa Claus on the second Saturday of December, Friday, Dec. 14. The parade starts at 4 p.m., and will travel from Gillespie Street, west of Sellers Plaza, to Bay Street, then south to Patton Drive, then east to the pavilion. Santa will arrive on an oyster boat and will visit with the kids. We’ll have caroling and lots of fun. For information contact the Apalachicola Bay Chamber of Commerce at 653-9419.


Candlelight Christmas Choir opens rehearsal

The Candlelight Christmas Choir will perform at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 22 in downtown Apalachicola. If you are interested in singing, rehearsal dates are Monday, Dec. 17 and Friday, Dec. 21 at 6 p.m. at Mount Zion Baptist Church, 98 Avenue E, Apalachicola.

For more information, call Pastor B. Hand at 850-276-2550.


Christ Community Academy accepting children

Christ Community Academy is accepting children, from 6-weeks-old to age 3. After-school care and drop-in care is also available. The academy is located in the Sunday school building of the First United Methodist Church, 75 Fifth Street, Apalachicola. Contact information is 653 1416 or www.fumcapalach.com


Christmas shop at the senior center

Got some last-minute Christmas shopping to do? Come to the Holy Family Senior Center, at 203 Dr. Frederick S. Humphries Street in Apalachicola. The seniors have created a variety of gifts available for a donation. Proceeds go to support the seniors program. Items include earrings, knick-knacks, picture frames and more. For more information, call Donna Thompson at 653-6909 or 323-0168.