The calendar for the coming days is full.
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Celebrate Juneteenth Saturday. The North Port St. Joe Project Area Coalition (NPSJ-PAC) will host its annual Juneteenth Day Celebration 10:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. ET Saturday at the Washington Recreation Center.
This year’s celebration comes the week of the national Juneteenth Day, June 19, which recognizes the end of slavery in America and is designed to highlight the legacy, culture, and heritage of Gulf County's African-American Community. The event, which is free and intended for the entire family, will include a BBQ lunch and other food, kids carnival, a raffle for a television and a 50/50 raffle.
The keynote speaker will be the Honorable Judge Barbara Hobbs. She was the first African American elected to the Second Judicial Circuit Court bench on in November 2012.
In conjunction with Juneteenth and in partnership, the North Port St. Joe Project Area Coalition Health and Wellness Coalition, Gulf County Health Department and other local Health Care and Mental Health Service Providers, will host a Community Health Fair. Make plans to attend and be sure to bring your family and friends to enjoy the fun, food, games for kids and special musical entertainment this year.
The Washington Recreation Center is located at 414 Kenny Street in Port St. Joe. For more information call 227-5662.
The Juneteenth Committee is asking attendees to bring a favorite, prized, family recipe, and a photograph of the person who made it famous. The committee will compile all of the recipes into a special, one-of-a-kind, community cookbook to be sold to benefit the 2019 Juneteenth Celebration.
Shop the SaltAir Farmers Market. The Port St. Joe SaltAir Farmers Market, in its 11th year, is held the first and third Saturdays of the month at City Commons adjacent to Port St. Joe City Hall, at the intersection of Reid Ave. and Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd.. The market is held 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. ET. At the market you may find fresh seasonal produce, jewelry, tie dye, carved woodwork and much more. In addition, this weekend Matt Standish from the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Bay County Veterans Center will set up a tent. Standish’s office provides extremely confidential counseling to veterans, National Guard reservists, active duty members and their families in comfortable, low-threat environment staffed entirely by veterans.
A fundraiser to honor 'Lighthouse Ladies'. The effort to raise funds to bring the lens to the Cape San Blas Lighthouse will kickoff Saturday at the lighthouse with a celebration of two “Lighthouse Ladies”, Beverly Mount Douds and Mary Alice Cullifer. The event, hosted by the St. Joseph Historical Society, begins at 3 p.m. ET and serves as the official kickoff for a campaign to raise funds needed to re-assemble the third order Fresnel lens that was in the lantern room of the Cape San Blas Lighthouse for years. The goal is to return the lens, on loan from the U.S. Coast Guard for the express purpose of display, to the grounds of the lighthouse complex in George Core Park.
Mount Douds worked for years in the Cape San Blas Lighthouse gift shop and was the resident expert on the history of the lighthouse. She passed away in March.
Cullifer was known for her paintings of lighthouses, including the Cape San Blas Lighthouse, and her enthusiasm for lighthouses before she passed away in 2012.
The lighthouse is at 200 Miss Zola’s Drive in Port St. Joe’s George Core Park.
Help Betty Roberts celebrate turning 90. Come celebrate the 90th birthday of Betty June Roberts on Saturday. Friends will gather from 2:00-4:30 p.m. EST at Veterans Memorial Park Civic Center, 10405 NW Theo Jacobs Way (off Highway 12 South) in Bristol.
The last weekend for the Plein Air South exhibit at The Joe. The Joe Center for the Arts, 201 Reid Avenue, has hosted the past month an art exhibit by the members of the Plein Air South painters conference. The exhibit features the work of artist Roger Dale Brown, who delivered the keynote address at the Plein Air South conference. The exhibit also includes paintings by more than 20 artists from Florida and other southern states.
The Plein Air South exhibit is free and open to the public on Thursdays (10 a.m. until 6 p.m. ET), Fridays (10 a.m. until 6 p.m. ET) and Saturdays (10 a.m. until 2 p.m. ET) until June 20.