How will you be observing the long weekend for Martin Luther King Jr. Day? Here’s what’s going on in Gulf and Franklin Counties.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade
The annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade will be held in downtown Port St. Joe on Monday, Jan. 16 starting at 10 a.m. EST.
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Motorcade, music slated for MLK celebration
A motorcade and walk on Monday, Jan. 16, in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, will start at the Holy Family Senior Center at 10:30 a.m., and travel to Battery Park for a brief, concluding service. The second phase of the MLK Celebration will be on Sunday, Jan. 22 at 4 p.m. at Holy Family. This will be a musical celebration concert, featuring J. D. Music and Bernard Simmons along with inspirational words from Elder Damien Davis and other participants. For more info call Robert Davis at 850-653-5089.
Free trees available Saturday morning
In celebration of Florida’s Arbor Day, the Apalachicola Tree Committee will be
giving away trees at the Mill Pond Pavilion Farmers Market, at the north
end of Market Street Saturday, Jan. 14 from 9 a.m. to noon.
Step into my Studio classes
Want more ART in your life? Immerse yourself in your local art community here at The Joe Center for the Arts. Their Step Into My Studio 2023 exhibit and learning experience is the perfect combination that allows you to learn the art directly from the artist. An opening reception will be held Friday, Jan. 13, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. EST.
The show will run from Jan. 13 to Feb. 18 during The Joe’s normal business hours.
Apalachicola Farmers Market Saturday
The Apalachicola Farmers Market is this Saturday, Jan. 14 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Mill Pond Pavilion at the end of Market Street. For more info email [email protected].
Enjoy violin and piano Sunday
The Ilse Newell Fund for the Performing Arts will present the Lopez Tabor Duo, Music for Violin & Piano this Sunday, Jan. 14 at 4 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church, 79 6th Street, Apalachicola. Admission is $20, with open seating. Two-time Grammy Latin music nominee Alphonso Lopez and pianist Michelle Tabor perform a diverse concert including music of Beethoven, Corelli, Scott Joplin, Manuel de Falla, and Angel Villoido, a pioneer of tango music. Tickets available through Eventbrite at www.inconcertapalachicola.org, or by a cash donation at the door. A reception will be held in Benedict Hall after the concert.
Find your life balance Saturday
Stress reduction education, resources, breathing tips, and more are in store this Saturday Jan. 14 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Holy Family Senior Center, 220-220 Seventh Street in Apalachicola. This event is hosted by the North Florida African American Corridor Project, the Florida Department of Health, and the FAMU Cooperative Extension Program.