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Saturday, March 23
Purses with a Purpose
Purses with a Purpose returns to Silver Sands Premium Outlets from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the storefront between Carter’s and Bose, with proceeds to benefit Shelter House. Admission is free.
30A Car Show
The 12th Annual Route 30A Antique and Vintage Car Show will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Rosemary Beach. Enjoy live music, demonstrations and numerous award categories at the free event. Rain date is March 24. Call 951-2148.
Full-time fly fishing guide, Jason Stacy, leads a fly fishing work-shop to teach the basics and answer questions at 11 a.m. at the E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center. Standard admission rates apply. Call 835-1824.
Sinfonia: Bond and Beyond
The Sinfonia celebrates its seventh season (007) and 50 years of James Bond at 7:30 p.m. at the Emerald Coast Convention Center on Okaloosa Island. Featured will be the music that made the Bond films famous with award-winning singer Debbie Gravitte, who joins the orchestra to perform Bond favorites such as "Diamonds Are Forever," "Secret Agent Man," "Goldfinger," and more. Tickets are $125 at sinfoniagulfcoast.org.
Paint, Skim & Skate
Join Miramar Beach’s Meyer Boarding Company and Grayton Beach-based folk artist Andy Saczynski from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for a special Paint, Skim & Skate Workshop at the Andy Saczynski Studio Gallery in Grayton Beach. Call 830-1893 or email email@example.com.
Choctawhatchee Audubon Society
See hawks, bluebirds, blooming mountain laurel, native azaleas, and other flora and topography on a Bird and Nature Walk in the Upland Hardwoods of Walton County with master gardener Dave Gordon. Meet at Food World in Niceville at 7:30 a.m. and the Walton County Extension Office on Hwy. 83N at 8 a.m. Call 401-1578.
Seaside Farmers Market
Get your pick of fresh produce, baked goods, dairy products, native plants and other unique offerings from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Amphitheatre behind Raw & Juicy. Enjoy special cooking demos and activities.
Music at Vue on 30a
Vue on 30a, 4801 West County Highway 30A in Santa Rosa Beach, presents the music of Ben Friedman from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Call 267-1240 or visit www.vueon30a.com.
Florida Trail Association
Enjoy a five-mile hike on Eglin near DeFuniak Springs at 9 a.m. with a hot dog lunch after. Eglin recreation permit required. Call 689-8528.
Learn about and view the Sun with Bill Nigg from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. every day in March in the amphitheater at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park in Santa Rosa Beach. Program requires a $6 entry admission. Call 267-8330.
Sunday, March 24
The Emerald Coast Philosophical Society presents actor/writer/poet Francois-Marie Benard's new book of original love poems, "The Thread of Love," at 3 p.m. at the Tops'l Resort Banquet Room. Book signing follows. Bring a bottle of wine and/or hors d'oeuvre.
Listen to the sounds of Drew Tillman and enjoy Mimosas poured for donations by Habitat for Humanity from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Hibiscus Coffee & Guesthouse, 85 Defuniak St. in Grayton Beach.
Music at Vue on 30a
Vue on 30a, 4801 West County Highway 30A in Santa Rosa Beach, presents the music of Geoffrey McBride from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Call 267-1240 or visit www.vueon30a.com.
Join Ranger Tammy and scan the forest for shining eyes at 6 p.m. at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park in Santa Rosa Beach. Program requires a $6 entry admission. Call 267-8330. Bring a flashlight or headlamp.
Monday, March 25
Groovin’ On The Green
A free concert with Legacy, sponsored by The Carillon Beach Institute, will be held from 7-9 p.m. in Carillon Beach
The Rep presents Camp Showtime with improv games, basics of theatre and even writing a short play to be performed at the end of week, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday-Friday through April 12 at Seaside Repertory Theatre in Seaside. Cost is $200/week. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 231-0733 to sign up.
Artist of the month
Friends of the Coastal Branch Library present the works of Seagrove Beach resident Lisa Mitchell during March at the Library, 437 Greenway Trail in Santa Rosa Beach. She was influenced by both the German Expressionists and French Fauve artists and paints mainly in oils and acrylics. Call 267-2809 for more information.
Stories by the Seaside Rep
Join the Seaside Rep as they present a one-of-a-kind storytelling experience for children of all ages at 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at Lyceum Archway in Seaside. The Rep presents Adventures in Alys at 10 a.m. Monday and Thursday, through April 11, in Alys Beach. Event is free. The Rep presents The Commedia Princess and the Pea at 5 p.m. Mondays through April 8 at the Seaside Amphitheatre. Event is free.
Tuesday, March 26
Ranger Fred hosts campfire chats at 6 p.m. every Tuesday in the amphitheater at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park in Santa Rosa Beach. Program requires a $6 entry admission. Call 267-8330.
Cinema Under the Stars
Bring blankets and low back chairs to enjoy "The Wizard of Oz" under the stars from 7:30-9 p.m. March 26 in the Alys Beach Amphitheatre. Piper's will offer food and drink.
Nature Trail Tour
Wear comfortable shoes and meet at Fonville Press in Alys Beach for a tour of the Nature Trail and property with Snookie Parrish from 1-2 p.m. Call 732-9110.
Wednesday, March 27
Spring Concert Series
Enjoy live music by Heritage at 8 p.m. March 27 in the Alys Beach Amphitheatre. Piper's will offer food and drink.
Musical theater workshops
Barefoot Broadway Kids Musical Theater Workshops will be held for ages 6-12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Wednesday through April 10 at The Studio, 27 Quincy Circle in Seaside. Students will sing, dance and act while focusing on stage direction, character development, improvisation, vocal technique, choreography and performing. Camp includes dramatic play, story enactment, imagination journeys and theater games. Register at 30ADancewave.com.
Wednesday Night Concert Series
The Village of Baytowne Wharf presents a free concert with The Forrest Williams Band from 6-8 p.m. March 27 in the Events Plaza. Call 267-8186.
Arbor Wealth Management, LLC, a “Fee-Only” Registered Investment Advisory Firm, will host a seminar, “Income Generation: Making Your Portfolio Pay Monthly,” at 10 a.m. in the Arbor Wealth Conference Room. Refreshments will be served. Call 608-6121 to reserve seating.
The Seaside Rep presents Awkward Oxen Improv Workshops at 10 a.m. Wednesdays, through April 11, at Fonville Press in Alys Beach. Event is free. The Seaside Rep presents Commedia Robin Hood at 5 p.m. Wednesdays, through April 10, at N. Barrett Square in Rosemary Beach. Event is free.
Thursday, March 28
Walton County Patriots
The Walton County Patriots will hold a special session at 6 p.m. at the Life Enrichment Senior Center, 312 College Ave. in DeFuniak Springs. There will be a video presentation dealing with what has come to be known as “common core,” an educational reform concept. Local educators and those with a special interest in the future of our educational system are strongly encouraged to attend. Call 951-8849.
Americana Under the Stars
Lydia Smith Songwriters Circle performs at 6 p.m. at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park for the concert series, Americana Under the Stars.
Spring Fling Concerts
Enjoy live music on the lawn with The Black Lillies during Spring Fling Concerts from 6-8 p.m. at North Barrett Square in Rosemary Beach.
Public Forum Series
The South Walton Community Council welcomes Ms. Julie Terrell and Mike Mullen as guest speakers at 7 p.m. at the Walton County Coastal Branch Library. The event is free and open to the public.
Music at Vue on 30a
Vue on 30a, 4801 West County Highway 30A in Santa Rosa Beach, presents the music Kyle Lamonica from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Call 267-1240 or visit www.vueon30a.com.
The Seaside Repertory Theatre presents Mother Trucker: The Musical at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $35 and available at seasiderep.org, Amavida Coffee or 231-0733.
Friday, March 29
The University of Florida, IFAS/Walton County Extension will present workshops on growing tomatoes locally from 2:30-4 p.m. at the Extension Office, 732 N 9th Street in DeFuniak Springs. The cost is $10 and includes materials and free tomato plants. Call 892-8172 to reserve your place.
The Walton County Defuniak Springs library would like to notify the public that the library will be closed for maintenance. The library will re-open at 9 a.m. April 1.
View the stars with Bill Nigg from 7:30-9 p.m. every Friday in March in the amphitheater at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park in Santa Rosa Beach. At 8:30 p.m., Nigg also presents a slide show. Program requires a $6 entry admission. Call 267-8330
Saturday, March 30
See Nonie and her ark of animals as she helps children understand the important roles animals play in our environment from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.at the E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center. Standard admission rates apply. Call 835-1824.
A hike will focus on the effects of fire in our ecosystem at 1:45 p.m. at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park in Santa Rosa Beach. Program requires a $6 entry admission. Call 267-8330.
Enjoy a day of sun, sport and sipping wine at the Seventh Annual Bombora Spring Bocce Tournament beginning at 11 a.m. on the East and West Long Greens in Rosemary Beach. For information or to register email email@example.com.
Seaside Neighborhood School
The deadline to submit applications for the 2013-2014 school year to attend Seaside Neighborhood School (grades 6th-8th) and Seacoast Collegiate High School (grades 9th and 10th) is April 1. Applications for both the middle and high school are located at seasideschool.net under the FORMS tab. Call 231-0396.
Mad Hatter's Tea Party
Join Alys, the White Rabbit and the Mad Hatter from 10 a.m. to noon for hat decorating in the courtyard at Fonville Press in Alys Beach. The event is free and open to the public but hats are limited to the first 150 young guests. A suggested $5 donation will be accepted to benefit the Seaside Repertory Theatre. Purchase a sugar cookie and lemonade for $1 over the counter.