The Weekend Guide
All that’s hip & happening in the Apalachicola River Valley.
IT’S A GUY THING
Boys and their dads, uncles and granddads are invited to head out to Cooper’s Park in Blountstown for an overnight camping experience. Known as the 2011 Tent Summit, the event kicks off at 3 p.m. Friday, June 24, and winds up at noon on Saturday. It’s completely free and features football games, outdoor movies, a nature walk and other fun activities, along with complimentary meals, snacks and mentoring sessions. Just bring your tent. This event is sponsored by the Mayhaw Community Association.
PUPPETS FOR CHRIST
Six foot frogs, huge dancing flamingos, and stick figures are part of the lineup at the Puppets for Christ show to be held tonight, Friday, June 24, at 7 p.m. at the W.T. Neal Civic Center. This award winning puppet troupe brings the joy of God's message to kids of all ages. The event is sponsored by the Blountstown United Methodist Church. Admission is free.
BASKET WEAVING CLASS
Learn the early American art of basket weaving during a class inside the Clubhouse at the Panhandle Pioneer Settlement Saturday, June 25, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Space is limited, so please call for reservations. RSVP to 674-2777. Cost is $20 per person.
If you love to put pen to paper, come join the Calhoun/Liberty Writers Guild. The next guild meeting is Saturday, June 25, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Blountstown Public Library.
POTTERY TO PAW PRINTS
The arts series continues Saturday, June 25, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Blountstown Public Library with a voyage through the wild and natural places of Florida via arts and music!
Sandy and Sammy Tedder will give a joint presentation and share their love of nature. Sandy will tell how she makes refrigerator magnets made from bobcat paw prints as well as bear paw soap dishes. Sammy makes River Cane and Bamboo flutes and will perform some of his enchanting compositions. They will have their collection of works for purchase.
This free event will be held in the library’s Heritage Room and includes dessert.
FRESH PRODUCE, ANYONE?
The River Valley Marketplace, typically held just once a month, is now open every Saturday in downtown Blountstown. Check it out in the greenspace next to Centennial Bank. Open 8 a.m. to noon, this event is sponsored by Blountstown Main Street. Booth spaces are free and open to anyone with arts, crafts, produce or business products. No flea market items allowed. And if you can sing a tune or strum a guitar, come pick and grin! Entertainers are needed and invited to join the festivities. Call Kelli at 674-1004 for more.