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Night Under the Stars
The Second Annual Artful Night Under the Stars gala fundraiser, with proceeds from the art auction to benefit The Tree House Episcopal Montessori School, will take place from 7-10 p.m. April 27 at V Seagrove, 2743 E. County Hwy. 30A in Santa Rosa Beach. Tickets are $45/General Admission and $75/VIP Generous Donor Admission (includes 3 raffle tickets). For entertainment, the Alabama-based band Martha's Trouble will perform. Call 622-9771 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yard sale/silent auction
Walton County will host a fixed price yard sale from 7 a.m. to noon April 27 at the County Landfill at Hwy. 83 North, four miles outside of DeFuniak Springs by the State Prison. Prices will be reduced at 10 a.m. for any remaining items that are unsold. A silent auction will be held for all laptops and any other items the County feels should be included. All winners must collect and pay for their items by 4:30 p.m. April 30 at the Coundy's Administration building in DeFuniak Springs. Call 951-7101.
Marvel of Flight
The third annual fly-in/aviation festival, Marvel of Flight, will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 27 at the DeFuniak Springs Municipal Airport on Hwy. 90 West. The events include aircraft judging, vintage bi-plane and helicopter rides, pilot seminars, live entertainment, arts and crafts, free kids activities, door prizes, car show, model rockets, RC planes, great food, and more. This is an alcohol-free day of hometown fun for the entire family. Admission fee is one canned food item to benefit the Matrix Community Outreach Center.
Get wild with Zoo World and learn about wild animals from a variety of continents and habitats with programs at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. April 27 at the E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center. Standard admission rates apply. Call 835-1824.
Topsail Hill Preserve State Park in Santa Rosa Beach will hold the following tours. Outside tours are cancelled during severe weather. For information, call 267-8330.
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.
Take a prescribed fire hike focused on the effects of fire in our ecosystem at 1:30 p.m. April 27 at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park in Santa Rosa Beach.
Coastal Garden Tour
A self-guided driving tour from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 27 features five local gardens. Tour ends with tea and cookies with Master Gardeners at the Native Plant Demonstration Garden & Trail at the South Walton Center of Northwest Florida State College at 3 p.m. Tickets are $20 each, by cash or check. All proceeds benefit the Native Plant Demonstration Garden & Trail (NWFSC). Tickets are available at Northwest Florida State College, South Walton Center, 109 Greenway Trail in Santa Rosa Beach; Coastal Branch Extension Office, 70 Logan Lane in Grayton; Clay Garden & Gifts, 4808 E. Co. Hwy. 30A in Seagrove; and Thomas Hicks Nursery on U.S. 98 in Santa Rosa Beach. Call 622 5680.
South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival
The South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival in Grand Boulevard at Sandestin benefits the Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation. During the Grand Tastings, songwriters from Nashville will perform their hit songs throughout the day in Town Center. Seminars will be held from 1-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.SoWalWine.com.
VIP Tasting from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 27 at Grand Park
Destin Charity Wine Auction Reserve Tasting from 1-3 p.m. April 27 at Auction Central
Grand Tasting from 1-5 p.m. April 27 in Town Center and Culinary Village
Destin Charity Wine Auction beginning at 3 p.m. April 27 in Auction Central
After-Party and Concert from 7-9 p.m. April 27 in Town Center and Grand Park
Grand Tasting from 1-5 p.m. April 28 in Town Center and Culinary Village
Bike ride in South Walton County on the 30-A Bike Path at 10 a.m. April 27. Meet at the small beach access park at the intersection of Hwy. 393 and Hwy. 30-A. Lunch along the bike path. Call 581-4591.
April 30: Bike ride on Pensacola Beach at 4:30 p.m. and enjoy the free Bands-on-the-Beach Concert after the ride. Bring a folding chair and picnic supper for the concert. Meet in the parking area under the beach ball looking water tower. Call 581-4591.
Pandoras Spring Mus ic
Pandoras Steakhouse of Grayton Beach will offer music featuring local favorites as well as regional acts from as far away as Chicago. Entertainment begins at 9 p.m. and is free and open to all guests at least 21 years of age. Scheduled performers are:
April 27: Jam Rock Reggae
April 28: Blue Ribbon Healers
April 30: The Zack Rosicka Project
May 1: Forrest Williams Band
May 2: Hotel Oscar, CD Release Party
May 3: Forrest Williams Band
May 4: Call the Law
May 7: Zack Rosicka Project
May 8: Mike Dillon Band
May 9: Forrest Williams Band
May 10: The Funky Project
May 11: Tony Vegas
May 12: Heritage
May 14: Treehouse
May 15: Forrest Williams Band
May 16: Hotel Oscar
May 17: Boukou Groove
May 18: Owsley Bros. & DJ Michael Disciple
May 19: Red Rocket & the Special Needs
May 21: Zack Rosicka Project
May 22: Forrest Williams Band
May 23: Dread Clampitt
May 24: Cadillac Willy
May 25: Forrest Williams Band
May 26: Blue Ribbon Healers
May 28: Saluda
May 29: Forrest Williams Band
May 31: Call the Law
Artist of the month
The photographs of local 30A resident Jamie Conley will be displayed during April at the Coastal Branch Library, 437 Greenway Trail in Santa Rosa Beach. Call 267-2809.
Stories By The Sea
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.
Music at Vue on 30a
Vue on 30a, 4801 West County Highway 30A in Santa Rosa Beach, will present the following music this spring and summer from 6:30-9:30 p.m., unless noted. Call 267-1240 or visit www.vueon30a.com.
April 28: Ben Friedman
May 2: Geoffrey McBride
May 9: Kyle Lamonica
May 11: Hope Cassidy, 8-11 p.m.
May 12: Hope Cassidy
May 16: Kyle Lamonica
May 19: Ben Friedman
May 23: Kyle Lamonica
May 25: Geoffrey McBride, 8-11 p.m.
May 26: Ben Friedman
May 30: Kyle Lamonica
June 6: Geoffrey McBride
June 8: Ben Friedman, 8-11 p.m.
June 9: Geoffrey McBride
June 13: Kyle Lamonica
June 16: Ben Friedman
June 20: Kyle Lamonica
June 23: Hope Cassidy, 8-11 p.m.
July 6: Geoffrey McBride, 8-11 p.m.
July 21: Geoffrey McBride
July 28: Hope Cassidy
Soundsations Showchoir/Jazz Ensemble Concert
The Soundsations Showchoir and the Jazz Ensemble of Northwest Florida State College join together to present an end-of-year concert at 7:30 p.m. April 29 in the Mainstage Theater of the Mattie Kelly Arts Center at NWFSC. The variety show will include song, dance, and a line-up of jazz favorites. Tickets are $15/adults and $10/youth 18 and younger. Call 729-6000 or visit www.mattiekellyartscenter.org.
The Walton County Sheriff's Office inaugural Family Fun Art Contest for Walton County children ages 5-17 will be held through April 30. Art should recognize family fun activities. Drop off submissions or mail to WCSO substations in DeFuniak Springs and Santa Rosa Beach. Call 892-8186. Winners will receive gift card from Blast in Sandestin.
Wednesday Night Concert Series
The Village of Baytowne Wharf presents the Bucktown Kickback, from 7-9 p.m. May 1 in the Events Plaza. Call 267-8186.
May 8: Reed Waddle
May 15: Big Leg Emma
May 22: Dirty Bourbon River Show
May 29: Soul Track Mind
Spring Fling Concerts
Enjoy live music on the lawn with The Giving Tree Band from 6-8 p.m. May 2 at North Barrett Square in Rosemary Beach.
May 9: Humming House
May 16: Luella and the Sun
Americana Under the Stars
Jerry Mincey performs at 6 p.m. May 2 at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park for the concert series, Americana Under the Stars.
May 9: Lucky Mud
May 16: Grant Peeples
May 23: Rebekah Pulley
May 30: Bob Patterson
June 6: James Hawkins
June 13: Lucky Mud
June 20: Kelly Hundley
June 27: Jackson Creek/ Dunn Deal
July 4: Lucky Mud
July 11: Brian Smalley
The Chautauqua Rehabilitation & Nursing Center will host a BBQ chicken lunch fundraiser May 3. Plates are $5 each, minimum of 5 plates for delivery. Monies raised will be used for the annual vacation offered to the Elders. Call 892-2176 by 10 a.m. to order delivery.
Light up the Sky
Help the DeFuniak Springs Business and Professional Association Light up the Sky on July 4 by participating in the second annual Fireworks Golf Tournament May 3 at the Blackstone Golf Course in Mossy Head. Registrations begins at 11 a.m. Shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. For information, call 363-3135.
Gospel Night in the Lakeyard
The DeFuniak Springs Economic Development/Tourism Committee will host a free Gospel Night in the Lakeyard from 5-9 p.m. May 4 in the amphitheatre. Musical groups from several area churches will provide music that evening in the amphitheatre. The program will feature praise bands, contemporary gospel groups, traditional music, duets and soloists. Food vendors will have a variety of food and there will be games and activities for children from 5-7 p.m. Call 333-3406.
The Defuniak Springs Visitors Bureau will sponsor Peddlers Alley from 8 a.m. to noon May 4 in the alleys between Baldwin Avenue and Hwy. 90. Dozens of vendors sell plants, canned and baked goods, flea market items and crafts. Free to the public.
Bark for Life
Bark for Life, a canine event to benefit the American Cancer Society, begins at 9:30 a.m. May 4 at The Village of Baytowne Wharf with registration from 8:30-9 a.m. Pre-registration at www.relayforlife.org/southwaltonfl is $10 per pup or $20 day of event. Participants of the canine persuasion are needed for the dog parade, costumes contest, and agility course. Call 687-0968.
Waterford Crystal signing
Master Glass Blower Gerard Treacy, will sign Waterford Crystal pieces from 12-3:30 p.m. May 4 at Waterford Wedgwood Royal Doulton at Silver Sands Premium Outlets in Sandestrin. Presales are being taken by phone at 276-7346 or in person.
Tail Waggin Tutors
Beginner and novice readers can practice reading while enjoying the company of a trained, certified canine friend during Tail Waggin Tutors," a new children's reading program under the tutelage of dog handler Nancy Bown, from 3:30-5 p.m. May 6 and May 20 at the Coastal Branch Library in Santa Rosa Beach. This program is free with limited seating. Register at 267-2809.
Browse the open-air market and discover booths filled with paintings, pottery, jewelry, stained glass, woodcarvings and other handcrafted items from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 11 and 12 in Rosemary Beach.
CPR and Water Safety classes
WaltonCounty residents can take CPR and water safety classes from 9 a.m. to noon May17 and June 17 at the Walton County Health Department in DeFuniak Springs and April 26, May 31 and June 14 in Santa Rosa Beach. To register, call 892-8040, ext. 1144.
The Cultural Arts Alliance "Top of the Class" exhibition will be on display at Northwest Florida State College-South Walton Campus through May 30 and features 35 new, original works by local artists. The event is open to the public from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call 622-5970.
The Arts and Design Society, Inc. of Fort Walton Beach presents its 21st regional juried exhibition through May 31 in the McIlroy Gallery at the Mattie Kelly Fine & Performing Arts Center at Northwest Florida State College in Niceville.
Groovin On The Green
Free concerts, sponsored by The Carillon Beach Institute, will be held from 7-9 p.m. in Carillon Beach. Scheduled performers include:
June 3: Latitude 29
June 10: Tidewater
June 17: Saluda
June 24: Jones & Company
July 4: Rowdies
July 8: Sin Wagon
July 15: Barbwire
July 22: Beach Mice
July 29: Ebb Tyed
Aug. 5: Tony Vegas
Aug. 12: Cabo Rock
Aug. 19: Legacy
Aug. 26: Emerald Gold
Sept. 1: Rowdies
Walk Her Way
Men, women and children of all ages will don high heels for the Second annual Walk Her Way at 6 p.m. June 7 at Rosemary Beachs Town Center. This strut aims to raise awareness of domestic violence and will benefit Shelter House. Decorate your shoes to reflect your style and personality. Team registrations are encouraged, and awards will be given for the team that raises the most money as well as those that have the best theme and best costumes. Stick around for the after-party and free public concert featuring The Forrest Williams Band. Advance registration is $30/adults and $10/children under 12 and includes a T-shirt. Registration the day of the walk will be an additional $5 per person from 5-6 p.m. Register at www.walkherway.com.
Pajama Time Story Time
Join storyteller Ms. Cheryl at 6 p.m. every Monday in the childrens room of the Coastal Library for some bedtime stories in your pajamas. This will be a quiet time for little readers to relax to a bedtime story in the comfort of their caretakers arms. Call 267-2809.
In celebration of the 30A Songwriters Fest, yoga classes will be offered at 9 and 11:30 a.m. Saturday and 10:30 a.m. Sundays at The Studio in Seaside. The drop in rate is $15; mats and towels are available.
Baby Boot Camp
Boot Camp in Santa Rosa Beach offers a 55-minute workout designed specifically to help new and seasoned moms with stroller-age children get back into shape after having a baby at 9:45 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday mornings and at 5:45 p.m. on Wednesdays.
Narcotics Anonymous Last Chance Group meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 1st Presbyterian Church, 1063 Circle Drive in DeFuniak Springs. Progressive Recovery group meets at 7 p.m. everyday at 249 E. Hewitt Road in Santa Rosa Beach.
Zumba With Marcia classes will be held at 6:30 p.m. Mondays, 6 p.m. Thursdays, 8:30 a.m. Fridays and 9 a.m. Saturdays at Premiere Performers Academy in Santa Rosa Beach; 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays at The Studio in Seaside; and 8:30 a.m. Wednesdays at Rosemary Beach Fitness Center.
Tommy Bahamas Restaurant & Bar, 525 Grand Blvd. in Sandestin, presents Rudy Applewhite from 4-9 p.m. every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. Call 654-1743,
Dannica Lowery performs live from 6-9 p.m. every Tuesday at Shortys Surfside Bar, 63 Hotz Ave. in Grayton Beach. Call 468-0417.
Rosalina plays classic standards and show tunes on keyboard from 6-9 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays at Christiano's Ristorante in Santa Rosa Beach. Call 267-2185.
Fusion fitness classes
Hope Lutheran Church, 3422 U.S. 98 W in Santa Rosa Beach, will offer fusion fitness classes at 9 a.m. Thursdays. Attendees may bring a mat, towel, water and light hand weights. Suggested donation is $5. Call 267-0322.
Jasmine Dance Studio in Santa Rosa Beach will hold a ladies adult jazz class from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursday. Call 217-6620 for more information.
Thursday thread therapy
Needlers, knitters, crocheters and others come for free therapy from 4-6 p.m. Thursdays on the porch at Yards N Yarn, 3770 Co. Hwy. 3280 in Freeport. Call 880-6404.
Seaside Farmers Market
Get your pick of fresh produce, baked goods, dairy products, native plants and other unique offerings during Market on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Amphitheatre behind Raw & Juicy. Enjoy special cooking demos and activities.
Amateur Radio Club
The Chautauqua Amateur Radio Club of DeFuniak Springs/Walton County meets at 6:30 p.m. the last Tuesday of every month at McLean's Restaurant near I10 and 331 South. This club welcomes new and old Ham Radio operators. There are no business meetings on these Tuesdays. We have classes and a great time together. Call 892-2562 or email email@example.com.
Rotary Club of South Walton
The Rotary Club of South Walton meets for breakfast at 7:30 a.m. each Thursday morning at the Embassy Suites, Scenic Hwy. 98 in Miramar Beach. Visiting Rotarians and their guests are welcome. Call 267-2929.
Herman Lodge #108 Free and Accepted Masons will meet at 7 p.m. first and third Tuesdays of each month on Madison Street in Freeport. Call 835-2314.
The Order of the Eastern Star #281 meets at 7:30 p.m. the first and third Fridays of each month at Herman Lodge on Madison Street in Freeport. Call 835-2314.
A Society of Human Resource Management Chapter in Walton County will meet at 8 a.m. the first Thursday of the month at TJs Table in Freeport. The group is open to all individuals involved in any aspect of human resources. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 892-8668, ext. 215.
The Town Planters of Freeport will meet at 7 p.m. the first Tuesday of the month at the Blount House on Kylea Laird Road. Call 835-5611.