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A Day in Sopchoppy – Wild about Wakulla Week
April 8, 2011
8 a.m.Â -Â Â 10 a.m.: George Weymouth, naturalist and wildlife expert,Â will lead a group on an early morning walk along the boardwalk and trails ofÂ the Sopchoppy City Park. ContactÂ Palmetto Express for reservations and for cost for participation: (850) 926-3376 or (850) 556-4249.
9:00 a.m.Â -Â 11 a.m.:Â Hike with guide Lesley Cox, of Les Hassel Excursionsâ„¢, as you connect with the Sopchoppy section of the Florida Trail.Â Cost is $20.
ContactÂ Palmetto Express for reservations: (850) 926-3376 or (850) 556-4249.
10:00 a.m.Â – 11:30 a.m.: Walking tour of downtown Sopchoppy with City Commissioner and Green Guide, Richard Harden.Â Harden will take a stroll with participants through the streets of Sopchoppy, a small town that reminds visitors of Mayberry, while he points out historic buildings and bits of history
that feature the city’s small-town charm, pointing out historic buildings and bits of Sopchoppy history.Â Cost is $10. Contact Palmetto Express for
reservations: (850) 926-3376 or (850) 556-4249.
10 a.m.Â -Â 12 p.m.:Â Local clay artists and Certified Green Guide, Nancy Jefferson, will offer a hands-on Clay Experience at Posh Java, Organics & Gifts, in downtown Sopchoppy. Jefferson will demonstrate how she uses nature to inspire her creations as she guides participants in creating their own clay art.Â Cost is $30.Â Contact Palmetto Express for reservations: (850) 926-3376 or (850) 556-4249.
10 a.m.Â -Â 4 p.m.: Visit the Sopchoppy Train Depot, a recently restored historic site. Doors open to visitors.
11 a.m.Â -Â 3 p.m.: The Sopchoppy Harvest Grower’s Market will take place on Friday, April 8, instead of on Saturday, and will feature local farmers and growers, with their produce for sale. Contact Posh for details: (850) 962-1010.
12:30 p.m.Â -Â 3 p.m.: Local Green guide and Wildlife Artist, George Weymouth, will be on site at the Grower’s Market to discuss local wildlife and share information about birds and other wildlife he paints.
2 p.m.Â -Â 3:30 p.m.: Repeat of the downtown Sopchoppy walking tour with Richard Harden. (See above).
3:45 p.m.: Shelley Swenson, will offer an after school children’s activity teaching children, ages 8-14, how to make nutritious snacks and to learn about keeping our environment clean from trash. The class is limited to 15 children, so please contact Swenson atÂ the Wakulla County Extension Office at 926-3931, for further details and to reserve a space.Â $3.00.
3:45 p.m.: Gabriel M. Doural, will be teaching a children’s activity about
“Trees: From the Inside Out,” for children ages 6-10. Participants will play a game, pretending to become a tree for about 20 minutes, to learn about the structure of a tree and how all the different parts work together to survive. Contact Posh at: (850) 962-1010 for reservation,Â details and cost.
8 p.m.: Local Singer/Songwriter Grant Peeples will perform his original music at Posh Java, Organics & Gifts, on the corner of Rose Street and Winthrop Ave., in downtown Sopchoppy. Genre: Americana, Folk, Roots. Cost: 10 per ticket. Contact Posh at: (850) 962-1010 for reservations. Reservations required due to limited seating.
Visit Sopchoppy’s local business community and enjoy an array of quaint shops, historic buildings, and dining establishments.
In honor of “Wild About Wakulla” The Frog and the Hummingbird Co & Butterfield’s Roadhouse Will be having extended store hours,
free door prize drawings, 10% special event discount off gift purchases. And April 8th to 9th will offer complimentary beverage
and cookies to visitors. Also a selection of local artisans and crafters featuring wildlife and area photography, found art,
garden art etcÂ representing our beautiful region will be showcased. Assorted Beverages, edible delights and dangerously delicious
desserts will also be available at nominal cost.
On Friday April 8th The Zach Bartholomew Trio will be performing. Doors open at 7:30 PM Seating takes place 7:30 to 8 PM and
Event ends at 10 PMÂ $10 cover, Free door Prizes, Free Parking on Municipal Ave and Rose St. Serving assorted beverages,
light fare and dangerously delicious desserts.
For more information contact:
Salli Squitieri and Gabriel Butterfield
The Frog and The Hummingbird Co and
118 Municipal Ave Corner of Rose St
Sopchoppy Florida 32358
Cell # 305-304-2226
Participating Sopchoppy Businesses
Posh Organics and Gifts
Two Sisters Antiques
TOMORROW, APRIL 9, 2011 You will note lots of activity today around the historic downtown as festival organizers put the final touches in place for tomorrow’s 11th annual Sopchoppy Worm Gruntin’ Festival.Â We hope you will return for a full day of fun and entertainment.Â Activities begin at 9:00 a.m. and conclude with the celebrated Worm Grunters’ Ball at 8:00 p.m. held under the stars and enchantment of a Sopchoppy springtime night.