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What's Happening at the Historic Apollo School

Speakers Announced for Tenth Anniversary of the Winter Speaker Series

2024 Speaker Series Sponsored by Jupiter Island Pools, Inc.

Thursday, January 18, 2024 – Blake Fontenay

Challenges of Historic Preservation in the Sunshine State

Veteran journalist Blake Fontenay has been an opinion columnist with TCPalm/Treasure Coast Newspapers since 2021.  A graduate of the University of Florida’s College of Journalism and Communications, he previously wrote for papers in California, Tennessee and Colorado and has received numerous awards for his fresh perspective on community issues.  

 Watch this space for additional information on the remaining speakers:

  • Thursday February 15, 2024 – Linda Wishney and Mitchell Clark

      An Introduction to Birding in Martin County


  • Thursday, March 21, 2024 – Greg Braun

      Loxa-Lucie Headwaters Initiative


  • Thursday, April 18, 2024 – Israel Mireles

      An Introduction to Our Earliest Residents, the Ais Tribe

Speeches begin at 7 p.m. at the Historic Apollo School, 9141 S.E. Apollo Street, Hobe Sound.  Tickets are $15 at the door.  Please reserve your seat in advance at  Alternatively, on or after January 3, 2024, tickets may be purchased on Eventbrite for $17.85 at this site. 

(All speakers are subject to change or cancellation.)


Historic Apollo School Welcomes the Barn Artists for Art Show February 10 and 11, 2024

The Historic Apollo School will be open Saturday, February 10, 2024 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. and Sunday, February 11, 2024 from 10 a.m. until noon to showcase the works of the local Barn Artists.


Down at the Schoolyard – A Day of Food and Fun at the Historic Apollo School

Saturday, March 16, 2024, noon to 4 p.m.

Join your friends and neighbors for an afternoon of food, fun – including a silent auction and cakewalk – and music at the Historic Apollo School, 9141 S.E. Apollo Street, Hobe Sound.  Tickets, priced at $35 per person (adult) and $15 per person (children 12 and under), are available from any Apollo School Foundation board member or through Eventbrite at this site after January 3, 2024.


Ongoing Events:

Picture City Culture Club -- (affectionately abbreviated to PC3) meets every other month inside the Historic Apollo schoolhouse (next meeting is Monday, January 8, 2024, 6:30 p.m.).   Our November book selection is Wild Horse Country: The History, Myth, and Future of the Mustang, America’s Horse, by David Philipps. This is a free event and everyone is welcome, but space limitations require us to ask that attendees register in advance by emailing us at  

This event is FREE (donations are always appreciated)!


Third Saturday Open House -- Saturday, December 16, 2023, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Visit the Historic Apollo School as we once again schedule our monthly Open House.  Someone's always there to greet you and answer any questions you may have.  


Historic Apollo School's Little Lending Library -- if you like to read, please stop by the school and take advantage of our Little Lending Library, which is located on the Historic Apollo School site, 9141 S.E. Apollo Street in Hobe Sound.  It is outside and several feet away from the eastern side of the building.  Stop by, take some books (no need to leave any) and after you are done, share them with family and friends.  


"Historically Speaking" - an oral histories project is underway and ongoing to capture the memories of short-and long-time residents.  If you or anyone you know would like to share your stories and memories of living in Hobe Sound, please let us know at:                                       


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