PCB Joins the Fight Against Breast Cancer!

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Panama City has already held several events that have benefited Breast Cancer Awareness including; Bras Over the Beach and the 7th Annual Tickled Pink.  October isn’t quite over yet and there are still a few events that will benefit the fight against this disease.

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5k

The Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5k will be taking place Saturday, October 15th.  Registration will be at Aaron Bessant Park in Pier Park at 7:00 a.m., or you can register your team online. The walk/run will begin at 8:00 a.m, and the celebration will begin at 10:00 a.m.  Each member to raise $100 will earn an event T-shirt and for each team that raises $250, the team captain will earn an event tote.   So get ready to walk and fight back against breast cancer!

Little Black Dress at The Boatyard

Ladies, put on your favorite little black dress for a night full of fun, live entertainment, and free champagne!   Little Black Dress is a monthly event held at Boatyard, on every third Thursday of the month where Chef Konrad features a delicious new dinner.  (This week it is on the 20th.)    If you are looking to turn a few heads  then you will have a chance to be chosen as the next “LBD” model and receive a $50 dollar gift card to The Boatyard!  Most importantly, all proceeds from LBD events go to the American Cancer Society, go out and enjoy the festivities!

Quick facts about Breast Cancer
  • More than 39,520 women die from cancer each year, making it the second highest cause of female deaths.
  • Both men and women can be diagnosed with breast cancer, however; it is more common in women.
  • Those who have relatives that have had breast cancer are at more risk to be diagnosed themselves.
  • The colors for men’s breast cancer are pink and blue.

Click here to learn more about breast cancer.

Treasure Ship to be Demolished

The iconic Treasure Ship which burned in April of 2010 was supposed to be torn down, but over a year later it still stands- reminding tourists that they can no longer visit the Treasure Ship Restaurant.  The restaurant was a staple for visitors to Panama City Beach, and it’s burning broke many hearts.

A permit for demolition was signed June 2nd by the owner of the property, but the permit has now expired.  This has caused the city to threaten demolishing the structure as early as next week.  The city is hoping that the owner will renew her permit and demolish the remaining structure, because it is faster, easier, and less expensive than the city having to do it.

Many people would love to see the building fixed and running as it used to, however; it has been made clear that this won’t happen.  The city would like to see it torn down before next years hurricane season hits, as it is an unsafe structure and could be made dangerous in the high winds.

Here is a link to the article written about the fire in 2010 and a link to the article about the decision not to rebuild.

Do you have any thoughts about the iconic building being demolished?

Two Theatrical Debuts

It’s show time again!  Both Gulf Coast State College and the Kaleidoscope Theatre are getting ready to put on a new show!

Amadeus

Gulf Coast is already in the midst of their first production of the season.  Amadeus, written by Peter Shaffer, is based on the life of composers Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Antonio Salieri.  Some may recognize the 1984 movie based on this play, starring F. Murray Abraham.  If you haven’t had a chance to see this amazing show you can still catch it this Friday and Saturday, October 14 and 15 at 7:30 p.m. and again on Sunday the 16th at 2:30 p.m.  This show is recommended for mature audiences.

I’ll Be Back Before Midnight

Kaleidoscope Theatre is also about to begin its production entitled, I’ll Be Back Before Midnight, written by Peter Colley.  This production is described as, “Wonderfully spooky and spine chilling.”  Recovering from a nervous breakdown, Jan and her husband decide to rent a cabin, where disturbing things begin to take place.  Will Jan make it out without losing her mind?

The dates of the performance will be: October 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, & 29 at 7:30 p.m and again on October 16, 23, and 30 at 2:30 p.m., and is recommended for a mature audience.

Looking for something a little more family oriented?  Gulf Coast will be putting on the production of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland in November.   Keep checking back for an update on dates and times for the show.

**Photos provided by Rusty Garner**

 

7th Annual Barkin’ In the Park- This Weekend

October 15, from 11:30am till 5pm, go out to the Bay Point Marina for the 7th Annual Barkin’ in the Park from The Humane Society of Bay County!  Kids get in for free, and adults are asked for a donation of $5-10 dollars for admission.

Raising money for The Humane Society, this event will involve:
  • The Famous Dock-Diving Competition
  • Frisbee Competition
  • Meet the Breeds
  • Dog Demos (in Agility, Flyball, Obedience, and Rally Obedience)
  • Dog Contests (Look-a-like, Best Trick, Halloween Costume Contest, Largest Dog, Smallest Dog, and Simon Sez Obedience)
  • Adopt-a-thon involving multiple area missions and rescues
  • Pet Microchipping, Grooming, and Nail Clipping

There will also be plenty of food and drinks and a live band for entertainment!

Here are some pictures from last years event.  It’s expected to be even bigger than last year!

 

A Weekend Full of Philanthropy, Arts, and Fun!

After last weekend and the High Seas Pirate Fest, this weekend might seem a little more tame.  The Human Society holds the 7th Annual Barkin’ on the Bay, the POPS Orchestra opens their season, the Kaleidoscope Theater presents I’ll be Back Before Midnight,  and Bay County fights back against breast cancer.  Weither you support the arts or are more focused on philanthropy, you’ll have something to do this weekend!

7th Annual Barkin’ on the Bay

October 15th, 2011 For the 7th year, The Humane Society of Bay County will be holding the Barkin’ on the Bay on October 15th, 2011 from 11:30am to 5:00pm at Bay Point Marina.  The rain date is set for October 16th, from noon to 5pm.  Children get in free, but tickets are available for adults with a suggested donation of $5 -10. Barkin’ on the Bay will include the famous dock diving competition, a frisbee competition, flyball-agility-obedience-and rally obedience dog demos, meet the breeds programs, and several contests.  Contests will include look-a-like, best trick, Halloween costume, largest dog, smallest dog, and Simon Sez Obedience.

Opening Night for the Panama City POPS Orchestra

October 15th, 2011 Opening their 7th season is the Panama City POPS Orchestra, beginning their first season at the Marina Civic Center.  The POPS Orchestra will be focusing on Symphony No.9 from Dvorak in the first section of the show, with the second section being more upbeat and fun. An in-depth look at Dvorak’s No.9 and the Panama City POPS Orchestra can be found here.

I’ll be Back Before Midnight

October 14th-16th, 2011 Opening October 14th, I’ll be Back Before Midnight will be showing at the Kaleidoscope Theater.  Shows will be the 14th, 15th, 16th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 28th, 29th, and 30th with shows at 7:00pm Friday and Saturday and 2:30pm on Sunday.  Opening night, there will also be a gala with wine and cheese, where you can meet the cast.

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K

October 15th, 2011 Registration begins at 7:00am, and the walk/run begins at 8:00am at Aaron Bessant Park to show your support against Breast Cancer.  Heritage, a pop/reggae band from Okaloosa,  will be playing form 10:00am till 12:00pm. This year, Mayor Gayle Oberst, will be the honorary chair for this years Making Strides event.  She recently lost her husband to cancer and has supported the American Cancer Society diligently in the past.  Put your pink on, bring an extra bra to donate, and help raise awareness and fight back against this disease!

 

Are you going to any of these events this weekend?  Supporting the arts or supporting a philanthropic cause?

Dvorak from the PCB POPS Orchestra

Saturday October 15 at 7:30pm, the Panama City POPS Orchestra will be playing, in its entirety, the No.9 Symphony in E Minor from Dvorak.  This concert will open the POPS Orchestra’s 16th season, and the first at its new home – the Marina Civic Center.

Dvorak to be played by the POPS

About The POPS Orchestra

The concert dates for this season are October 15, January 20, March 17, and May 5.  All concerts will be at 7:30pm at the Marina Civic Center.  Tickets are $29.50 for adults, $20.00 for seniors, and $10.00 for children and are available at 850-763-4696 or www.marinaciviccenter.com from the Marina Civic Center Box office.  Tickets for active military are $20.00.

The second act of the October 15th, 2011 show will be centered on fun.  Songs will include the theme from Jurassic Park, “I Dreamed a Dream” from Les Mis, Morton Gould’s “Andalucia,” and more!

About the Dvorak No. 9 Symphony

The No. 9 Symphony was composed in 1893 during a visit to the United States.  It is also referenced as “From the New World,” and was mentioned as No. 5 in earlier recordings and mentions.  There are four movements in this piece, and was debuted at Carnegie Hall.  Dvorak was a Czech composer of late romantic music; sometimes his style is referred to as romantic-classical fusion.  The No.9 Symphony is one of his best known works.

Make sure that you’re able to get out to one if not all of the Panama City POPS Orchestral concerts this season, you won’t be disappointed by the night out!

Forever 21, Charming Charlie, and More to Pier Park

Pier Park has recently lost Borders, Guy Harvey’s, and opened up a few other vacancies – however they are soon to be filled!  Pier Park will be home to Dick’s Last Resort, Marshalls, Forever 21, Charming Charlie, and Francesa’s Collection.

Dick’s Last Resort

Moving in where Guy Harvey’s Island Grill was located is Dick’s Last Resort, a restaurant and bar known for an intentionally obnoxious staff.  Dick’s is expected to open sometime this winter.  You can learn more about Dick’s Last Resort and view their menu online.

Marshalls

Marshalls will be located between The Dollar Tree and Red Robin on the North Side of Pier Park.  Marshall’s offers brand name items at reasonable prices, including clothing, accessories, shoes, and household items for the entire family.  Visit Marshall’s online for more information about their products.  It is expected to open November 5.

Forever 21

Forever 21, a womens clothing store, will be opening in Spring 2012 where Border’s was formerly located.  The Panama City Location will be 23,205 sq feet of clothing, shoes, accessories, and intimate apparel.  If you’d like to see what to expect at the Forever 21 in Pier Park, visit their website.

Charming Charlie

A newer accessories business, Charming Charlie, is also coming to Pier Park.  Charming Charlie was founded in Texas and has been expanding to new locations as fast as possible since its birth and instant popularity. Visit Charming Charlie online to see why they are such a popular store.

Francesca’s Collection

A unique store for women’s apparel, accessories, and gifts is Francesca’s.  These stores are also becoming more popular and expanding to many new locations.  You can visit the website to learn more about the products available at Francesca’s Collection.

Where you do plan to visit first or most frequent?

This Week:Pirates, Ghosts, Witches, Gymnasts, and Disney Characters!

The week of October 5th to October 12th is filled with Pirates, ghosts and witches, gymnasts, and Disney Princesses in Panama City.

Pirates of the High Seas Festival

October 7th and 8th, 2011

Pirates are invading Panama City Beach Friday and Saturday at the High Seas Festival.  The festival will include pirate and wench costume contests, pet costume competitions, Mardi Gras style parades, beach ball drops, a 5K and half marathon, treasure hunts, face painting, pirate ship battles, children’s pirate parade, movie screenings, balloon making, and firework shows.

Please see the full article for detailed information and a complete event schedule.

Camp Helen State Park Ghost Walk and History Tour

October 8th, 2011

Saturday, for only $5.00 for adults and $3.00 for children, you can join Camp Helen State Park for storytelling and historic re-enactments.  The event will take place from 5 – 8:30pm and is family-friendly.  Dress up in your favorite costume and bring a flashlight.  Please park at Winn Dixie and ride the free shuttle if you are able, parking at the park is limited to handicapped.

7th Annual Fall Into Edgewater

October 8th– 10th, 2011

Expecting a record number of athletes this year, is the Gymnastics Invitational competition at the Edgewater Beach Resort.  USAG levels 2-10 will be competing based on Region 8 Rules and Florida Rules, as well as AAU levels 2-8.  There will be a pool party from 6pm-8pm on Saturday to kick the competition off, followed by a weekend with two gyms full of talented gymnasts.

Three Classic Fairy Tales

October 9th, 2011

You can see Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, and Donald Duck bringing alive Snow White, Cinderella, and Beauty and the Beast.  Disney Live! is an experience for the whole family – adventure, humor, and romance.  Tickets start at $17 and we’re offering a special discount to PCBDaily readers.  When you buy using this phone number (850-763-4696) and mention the name “BELLE” you’ll save $5.00 from total ticket price.  Not valid on Front Row/VIP.  Additional service/handling fees may apply.  The show is at 2:30 and 5:30pm at the Marianna Civic Center.

Have an amazing weekend, there are definitely a plethora of events to choose from!

 

High Seas Pirate Festival Invades PCB

October 7th and 8th Pirates of the High Seas Fest invade Panama City Beach for a weekend of family fun and entertainment.  The weekends schedule is below.  All events will be held at Pier Park, unless otherwise mentioned.  Several events will involve the Krewe of Dominique Youx, the proud sponsors of Mardi Gras at the Beach in Panama City.

Friday October 7th, 2011

6:00 pm– Adult Pirate and Wench Costume Contest

6:00 pm– Pet Costume Contest

7:00 pm– Second Line Parade led by Krewe of Dominique Youx (Mardi Gras style parade celebrating piracy this weekend)

8:00 pm– Tervis Family Beach Ball Drop (More than 7,000 beach balls will fall onto Pier Park Drive)

Saturday October 8th, 2011

8:00 am– Run for the Treasure (pirate-themed fun run savenger hunt, 5K, and Half Marathon at Aaron Bessant Park)

12:00 pm– Children’s Costume Contest, Treasure Hunt on Bookit.com Beach, and Face Painting

2:00 pm– Lookout for Pirates on the Gulf of Mexico (The Midnight Princess and Sea Dragon battle on the waters)

3:00 pm– Pirates Raid Panama City Beach Pier to Capture the Keys to the City (pirates will invade the City Pier and have a children’s pirate parade, wear a costume and join in!)

5:00 pm– Main Pirate Parade (Krewe of Dominique Youx pirates join the costume contest winners and street performers)

6:15 pm– Pirate Movie Screening and Balloon Making

9:00 pm– Dueling Fireworks Show (Fireworks Battle between the two piers as a pirate ship arrives off shore)

Have an amazing weekend of piracy in Panama City Beach!  Don’t forget your pirate and wench costumes!