Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum March & April Calendar
March & April 2018
Wild & Scenic Film Festival
April 14, 2018, 5:00-9:30 pm
Grab your beach chair and get ready for the 4th Annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival. One of the nation’s premiere environmental and adventure film festivals is once again being hosted at the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum. The soul-stirring stories and grand sweeping vistas give us a sense of place and what it means to be responsible stewards of the earth. These international short films illustrate not only the challenges facing our planet but the work communities are doing to save the animals, cultures and places we love for future generations. They also portray the magnetic draw of nature and the adventurous side of the human spirit!
This year we are celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Wild & Scenic Rivers Act. We will once again be joined by local community organizations who will share with you how you can get involved in loving and caring for our earth. Films will be shown at the waterfront Lighthouse on the “big screen.” Food, sodas, beer & wine will be available for purchase. Live musical performance by the StratOlites. All proceeds support the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum. Bring beach or lawn chairs. Outside food & drinks and pets not permitted.
Tickets are $10 per person, purchase online beginning March Mar 12, 2018. Due to the limited availability of tickets, we recommend early ticket purchase, tickets are non-refundable. www.jupiterlighthouse.org Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum, 500 Captain Armour’s Way, Jupiter.
Lighthouse Sunset Tour
Mar 7, 14, 18, 21, 25, 28
Apr 4, 11, 18, 25
Experience the stunning sunset views and witness the Jupiter Light turning on to illuminate the night sky. Visitors get an inside look at the nuts & bolts of a working lighthouse watchroom. Start time varies by sunset, tour time approximately 75 minutes. Cost: $20 per person, $15 for Lighthouse Members, Tickets required – purchase online or call 561-747-8380 X101. Tours are weather permitting. Children must be at least 48” tall to climb the Lighthouse and accompanied by an adult. http://www.jupiterlighthouse.org/calendar/ Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum, 500 Captain Armour’s Way, Jupiter, FL 33469
Lighthouse Moonrise Tour
Mar 30, 6:30 pm; Mar 31, 7:15 pm
Apr 29, 7:15 pm
A howling good time and spectacular evening view of a full moon from the top of the Lighthouse! Tour time approximately 75 minutes, Cost: $20 per person, $15 for Lighthouse Members, Tickets required – purchase online or call 561-747-8380 x101. Tours are weather permitting. Children must be accompanied by an adult and be at least 48” tall to climb the Lighthouse. http://www.jupiterlighthouse.org/calendar/ Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum, 500 Captain Armour’s Way, Jupiter, FL 33469
Hike Through History
Mar 3, Apr 7, 8:30-am-10:30am
Join our staff on a 2 mile trek through the 120-acre Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse Outstanding Natural Area discovering a history shaped by nature. Program is open to adults and children-minimum age 5, ages 13 & under must be accompanied by an adult that is at least 18 years old. Hiker’s footwear, active wear, a hat, and a full water bottle or canteen should be carried, tour is weather dependent. Hike meets at the Museum’s flag pole. Admission is free but space is limited-RSVP required 561-747-8380 X101. Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum, 500 Captain Armour’s Way, Jupiter, FL 33469. www.jupiterlighthouse.org.
Lighthouse Story Time & Crafts for Kids
Mar 6, Apr 3, 10:30am-11:15am
Join us under the Lighthouse Seminole Chickee Hut for story time & craft activity about Lighthouse Keepers, Florida History and People & Local Plants and Animals. Moms & Dads, this is ideal for kids ages 8 and under. Please bring a small beach/picnic mat for your child. Please arrive 10 minute prior for check-in. Gate closes/no admission after 10:40 am. Program is free & runs approximately 45 minutes. Space is limited to 25 children, RSVP required by the Friday before program date to 561-747-8380 X101. www.jupiterlighthouse.org Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum, 500 Captain Armour’s Way, Jupiter FL 33469
Twilight Yoga at the Light
Mar 5, 12, 19, 26, 6-7 pm
Experience the serenity of Yoga with Mary Veal on the Lighthouse Deck at sunset every Monday. This is an all levels class. Beginners are welcomed and encouraged! By donation. Bring a yoga mat, water bottle and a flashlight. Meet at the Museum 10 minutes prior to start time, class is weather dependent – please check website for updates and future start times. Have a question? email@example.com
Lighthouse Book Club
Mar 7, 6-7 pm: “Angel City” by Patrick Smith
Apr 4, 6-7 pm: “Continental Drift” by Russell Banks
Join us for book discussions on all things Florida! Discover the surprisingly rich heritage of our State in both fiction and non-fiction. Book Club meets the first Wednesday of every month (second Wednesday in July & Dec 2018) in the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum Quarterdeck room. Check our web calendar for full Book reading schedule. Please RSVP to 561-747-8380 X101. www.jupiterlighthouse.org Location: Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum, 500 Captain Armour’s Way, Jupiter.
Shining a Light on the Past: Archaeology Panel
March 8, 6:00-8:00pm
Ever wanted to be an archaeologist when you grew up? Join the Florida Public Archaeology Network-South, the Bureau of Land Management, and the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum for a penal on professional archaeology and the history of the Jupiter Inlet. Featuring Bob Carr, MA, RPA Archaeological and Historical Conservancy, Arlene Fradkin, PhD, RPA, Florida Atlantic University, Josh Liller, Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum, Sarah Miller, MA, RPA, Florida Public Archaeology Network, John Sullivan, MA, RPA, Bureau of Land Management, and April Watson, PhD, RPA, Lynn University. Hear from each speaker and then enjoy and open Q&A discussion. Open to students, professionals and members of the public with an interest in history or archaeology. Presentation will be held outdoors on the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse deck. RSVP required: firstname.lastname@example.org. Presentation Location: Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum, 500 Captain Armour’s Way, Jupiter, FL 33469
Outreach Speaker Series: Spencer Stereoviews
Mar 9, 2018, 2-3 pm
19th century pioneer lighthouse keepers Melville Spencer and Fred Whitehead took what may be the only photos of the Jupiter and Lake Worth areas prior to 1890. These rare images depict the lighthouse, Seminoles, pioneer residents, early homes and agriculture, and wilderness scenes that would be unrecognizable to many modern residents of the area. Learn about Spencer and his lesser known predecessor, Fred Whitehead, and see many examples of their work. Join Historian Josh Liller from the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum for this free presentation at the Jupiter Public Library, 705 Military Trail, Jupiter, FL 33458
Jupiter Old Days Meet Up
Apr 7, 1:00-2:00 pm
The microphone is yours… have some photos, memorabilia, fun stories to share from growing up or living in the Jupiter area? Come share your reminisces of the old days, including photos and artifacts if you wish, or just listen to others share theirs at this open mic event. Meets in the Museum Quarterdeck and hosted by JILM Historian Josh Liller. Free to the public. Please RSVP to 561-747-8380 X101. www.jupiterlighthouse.org Location: Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum, 500 Captain Armour’s Way, Jupiter
Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum 2018
Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum offers climbing tours of the landmark 1860 lighthouse. The waterfront Museum in the restored WWII building exhibits Five Thousand Years on the Loxahatchee, which explores Native American, Seminole, Florida Maritime, Lighthouse, Pioneer and WWII Secret “Station J” history. Showcasing the amazing past of the Loxahatchee River region, the heritage site also features the Tindall Pioneer Homestead, Pennock Plantation Bell and Lighthouse Keepers Workshop. Also available are the museum gift shop, educational programs for children and adults, sunset tours, moonrise tours, weddings & proposals, and special events.
The Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is part of the 120-acre federally designated, Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse Outstanding Natural Area. Hiking trail and observation tower located on the north side of Beach Road. Open Tues-Sun (Open 7 days Jan-Apr,) 10 am-5 pm, last lighthouse tour leaves at 4 pm. Closed on some major holidays. Children must be at least 48” tall to climb tower. Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum, 500 Captain Armour’s Way, Jupiter, FL 33469, 561-747-8380x 101, www.jupiterlighthouse.org.