Around the Beach June 2022


Oceans of Possibilities Library Summer Reading Programs in Bay County
Dive into the summer with exciting tales of pirates, sea creatures, mermaids, and more! The Northwest Regional Library System aspires to help students to prevent the “summer slide” by providing a variety of engaging, educational programs that encourage discovery. Many of these programs fit this summer’s theme, Oceans of Possibilities. Summer reading allows children to maintain their reading skills during the summer break and foster a love of reading when they read for fun.

Library cards are free for all residents of Bay, Gulf and Liberty Counties.

For more information on upcoming library events and services, visit or call 850-522-2100.

Movies and Smores Moves OUTDOORS
The eighth annual Movies & More series at Camp Helen State Park begins on Thursday, June 16. The summer fun series will continue on Thursdays June 30, July 14 and July 28.
Complimentary hotdogs, chips, water, and smores will be provided by the FOCH. The evenings begin at 7 p.m. with music, hula hoops, crafts and a new interpretive program each week.

Our series will kick off June 16 with Luca which will feature a program from Gulf World Marine Institute. Then on June 30, before we show Soul, we will have a program from Keep PCB Beautiful. Encanto on July 14 is sure to be a hit with a program from PCB Beach Mosquito. The season finale takes place July 28 with The Goonies and will include a program from the Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance.

Guests are encouraged to bring their own blankets and chairs.

These special movie nights are sponsored by Florida’s Department of Environmental Protection, and the Friends of Camp Helen State Park. Admission into the park for this event is free, although donations are accepted and will go directly to the Friends of Camp Helen State Park to benefit the park’s resource management projects and interpretive programs.

More information is available at, by calling (850) 233-5059 or by emailing

Camp Helen State Park is located at 23937 Panama City Beach Parkway (Highway 98).

ECTC’s Summer Pop
Pop goes the music … and more! Emerald Coast Theatre Company is searing some sizzle into summer 2022 with a hot new live entertainment series. Purchase tickets online at

Sinatra Show June 10
Josh Sirten as Sultan of Swoon Frank Sinatra invites you to take a nostalgic trip through the musical legacy of the greatest entertainer of the 20th century. Josh will take you back with classics like “Strangers in the Night,” “My Way,” and “That’s Life.” Let Emerald Coast Theatre Company fly you to the moon with a night of Frank Sinatra favorites, expertly voiced by Josh Sirten, the new classic voice of the era.

Pensacola’s Improv Comedy Troupe: Improvable Cause June 17
Improvable Cause is Pensacola’s only professional improv comedy troupe! IC’s unscripted shows are sure to bust you at the seams with over-the-top, anything-goes hilarity! Everything is created in the moment with audience suggestions, so each show is a unique, once in a lifetime experience. Improvable Cause shows are edge-of-your-seat theatre where anything can happen – and usually does!