All area codes are 850 unless specified.
Jazz on the Lawn
Grab a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy Jazz on the Lawn with The Chad Fisher Group at 5 p.m. May 11 in the Seaside Amphitheater on County Road 30A. Call 231-6107.
• May 18: Last Flite Out
• May 11: Bike ride in the Sandestin Resort at 10 a.m. Meet at the Bayside Tennis Courts. Lunch at nearby restaurant. Call 301-9452.
• May 11: Bike ride in the older, historic section of Pensacola at 10 a.m. Meet at Joe Pattis Seafood Market on W. Main Street. Lunch at nearby restaurant. Call 581-4591.
• May 15: Join the Emerald Coast Cyclists for the annual international RIDE of SILENCE at 5:30 p.m. in honor of all cyclists killed while biking. Meet at Mango’s on the Bayou Restaurant, 200 Eglin Parkway NE in Fort Walton Beach. Helmets are mandatory. Call 581-4591.
• May 16: Bike ride in the Seminole/Niceville area at 4 p.m. Meet at the Winn Dixie on Hwy. 20. Supper at nearby restaurant. Call 897-3624.
• May 18: Bike ride in Valparaiso at 10 a.m. Meet at the strip mall at the intersection of John Sims Parkway and Hwy. 85. Lunch at nearby restaurant. Call 897-6756.
• May 18: Bike ride a 10 a.m. in the Gulf Shores area of Alabama on the Hugh S Branyon Backcountry Trail in Gulf State Park. Call 581-4591.
• May 21: Bike ride on Pensacola Beach at 4:30 p.m. and enjoy the free Bands on the Beach Concert after the ride. Bring a picnic supper and folding chair for the concert. Call 581-4591.
• May 23: Bike ride in Destin in the Regatta Bay area at 3 p.m. Meet at the Destin Commons Shopping Complex in the parking area near Belk’s. Supper at nearby restaurant. Call 301-9452.
Pandora’s Spring Music
Pandora’s Steakhouse of Grayton Beach presents Tony Vegas at 9 p.m. May 11. Free and open to all guests at least 21 years of age.
• 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
The Little Mermaid
The Florida Chautauqua Theatre, 840 Baldwin Ave. in DeFuniak Springs, presents Disney's "The Little Mermaid" at 7 p.m. May 11 and 2:30 p.m. May 12. Tickets are $15/adults and $10/students 22 and under. Call 892-9494 or email firstname.lastname@example.org .
Children of all ages will enjoy learning about basic shark and stingray anatomy, the types of sharks found in Florida, why shark attacks occur and how to avoid an attack, when Gulfarium presents Sharks and Stingrays at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. May 11 at the E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center. Standard admission rates apply. Call 835-1824.
Joe Abraham, author, entrepreneur and host of the upcoming PBS series "The Entrepreneurs," will deliver the keynote address at the Third Annual WAM! (Women and Money) Conference from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. May 11 at the Costa Leadership Institute on the Niceville campus of NWFSC. Registration fee is $25/person or $40/mother/daughter team in honor of Mother's Day weekend and includes all workshops, breakfast and lunch. Free childcare will be provided. Scholarships are available. Call 243-1201.
Music at Vue on 30a
Vue on 30a, 4801 West County Highway 30A in Santa Rosa Beach, presents Hope Cassidy from 8-11 p.m. May 11 and 12. Music from 6:30-9:30 p.m., unless noted. Call 267-1240 or visit www.vueon30a.com.
• 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
Artsquest Arts and Music Festival
The 25th annual ArtsQuest Arts and Music Festival will be held from 4-7 p.m. May 10; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 11; and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 12 at WaterColor Inn & Resort. ArtsQuest weekend features 130 exhibiting artists, art workshops, live demonstrations, “ImagiNation – Where kids rule,” performing art, music, a culinary arts pavilion and more. Event includes free and ticketed events. Visit www.ArtsQuestFlorida.com or call 622-5970.
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.
Topsail Hill Preserve State Park in Santa Rosa Beach will hold the following tours. Programs require a $6 entry admission, except Breakfast with a Ranger. Outside tours are cancelled during severe weather. Call 267-8330.
• Breakfast with a Ranger at 9 a.m. May 11 to learn about the park, its history and wildlife. To cover the cost of food, please bring $5, which goes to Friends of Topsail Hill Preserve State Park to enhance the park, or bring your own breakfast.
• Topsail Hill Preserve State Park Rangers will lead a nature walk to see the various ecosystems that make the park unique at 3 p.m. May 18.
• Learn about surf fishing, types of bait to use and fish that can be caught at 10 a.m. May 21.
• Learn about the habitat and behavior characteristics of the Choctawhatchee Beach Mouse at 1 p.m. May 25.
• Ranger Fred hosts campfire chats at 6 p.m. every Tuesday in the amphitheater.
• Learn about the park, games, crafts, and outdoor activities at Kids Club from 10-11:30 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays through June 24.
Mother’s Day brunch
Vue on 30a will host a Mother’s Day brunch May 12 with seatings at 10 and 11:30 a.m. and 1 and 2:30 p.m. Early reservations encouraged at 267-2305. Cost is $49/adults; $19/children 8-13; and free for children 7 and under.
Healthy Meals in a Snap
Learn how to make quick and healthy meals without breaking your budget from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Walton County Health Department, 362 Hwy. 83 in DeFuniak Springs. Event is free, but registration required at 892-8172 or email@example.com. Classes include:
• May 13: Chili, soups and stews
• May 20: Sizzling stir fry
• May 27: No class
• June 3: Quick and easy casserole
• June 10: Mexican fiesta
• June 17: Super-packed salads
• June 24: Perfect pizza party
30A Farmers Market
The 30A Farmers Market takes place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Thursday and Sunday through Aug. 29 in Barrett Square at Rosemary Beach. Community event features fresh vegetables, fruits, eggs, honey, cheese, preserves, sauces, bread, sweets, prepared foods to go and more.
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.
Wednesday Night Concert Series
The Village of Baytowne Wharf presents Big Leg Emma from 7-9 p.m. May 15 in the Events Plaza. Call 267-8186.
• May 22: Dirty Bourbon River Show
• May 29: Soul Track Mind
Herbs in the Kitchen
Learn how to start growing herbs in a window-seal container and uses for herbs in the kitchen from 10 a.m. to noon May 15 at the Coastal Branch Extension Office, 70 Logan Lane in Santa Rosa Beach, and from 3-5 p.m. May 15 at the DeFuniak Springs Extension Office, 732 North 9th St. in DeFuniak Springs. Cost is $10. RSVP by May 10 at 892-8172.
The Walton Republican Women Federated will meet at 11 a.m. May 15 at Carrabba's Italian Grill in the Silver Sands Premium Outlets. Stephen Richardson, special agent in charge of the Mobile Division of the FBI, will discuss the Midland City Alabama kidnapping. Cost is $18/members and $20/guests. RSVP by May 13 at 622-1153 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
National Egg Month
May is National Egg Month and to celebrate, Another Broken Egg Cafés will offer guests the chance to win a $50 gift card by guessing the number of eggs used at your favorite neighborhood location during the month of May. To enter visit the Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/AnotherBrokenEgg, and enter the location you are guessing for.
Spring Fling Concerts
Enjoy live music on the lawn with Luella and the Sun from 6-8 p.m. May 16 at North Barrett Square in Rosemary Beach.
Americana Under the Stars
Grant Peeples performs at 6 p.m. May 16 at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park for the concert series, Americana Under the Stars.
• 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
Concerts in the Village
The Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation’s 18th Annual Concerts in the Village presents Ron Adams "Reflections" at 7 p.m. May 16 at the Mattie Kelly Cultural Arts Village Dugas Pavilion in Destin. Admission is $8/adult and children under 12 and MKAF members are free. Call 650-2226.
Scheduled performers include:
• May 23: China Grove, a Tribute Band to the Doobie Brothers
• May 30: Déjà Vu
• June 6: The Mike Veal Band
• June 13: The Craig Woolard Band
• June 20: Heritage
• June 27: Alter Eagles, A Tribute Band to The Eagles
• July 3: David Seering, An American Patriotic Tribute
CPR and Water Safety classes
WaltonCounty residents can take CPR and water safety classes from 9 a.m. to noon May 17 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.
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 20 at the Coastal Branch Library in Santa Rosa Beach. This program is free with limited seating. Register at 267-2809.
A sunset cruise on the Solaris to benefit Billy Gray Ministries departs at 6 p.m. May 22 at Baytowne Marina. Board at 5:45 p.m. Attire is resort casual. Cost is $100/person and includes dinner and entertainment, featuring David Seering and a surprise guest. Order tickets at 267-3311 or email@example.com.
World’s Greatest Baby Shower
The Healthy Start 2013 World’s Greatest Baby Shower for Okaloosa and Walton counties begins at 5:30 p.m. May 23 at the Emerald Coast Convention Center on Okaloosa Island. All pregnant women and new parents, who have had a baby in the last 3 months, are invited for fun, information, light snacks, and baby shower prizes. Local service providers and businesses will provide information on prenatal health, well baby care, parenting, infant health and safety, immunizations and much more. Admission is free. Call 833-9284.
Kick-Off Summer Concert
The kick off summer concert features St. Paul and the Broken Bones at 8 p.m. May 26 on the East Long Green in Rosemary Beach.
Sinfonia Goes Pops
Bring blankets and chairs to enjoy the orchestral sounds of Sinfonia Gulf Coast from 7:30-9 p.m. May 26 at the Amphitheatre in Alys Beach. Piper's will offer food and beverages.
A Memorial Day service will be held at 10 a.m. May 27 at Gulf Cemetery.
Kids' Rock the Block
Bring the family for a free night of fun at the Kids’ Rock the Block party from 6-8 p.m. May 28, July 16 and Aug. 31 on the Western Green in Rosemary Beach. Moonwalks, face painting, airbrush tattoos, arts and crafts, hula hoops, bubble machine and more top the list of fun.
Meals on the Run
Learn tips and tricks to make quick, easy, budget-friendly meals in the crockpot, skillet and microwave from 6-8 p.m. May 28 at the Walton County Extension Office, 732 N. 9th St. in DeFuniak Springs. Cost is $7. Register no later that one week before at 892-8172.
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.
Moonlight & Movies
Bring a blanket and enjoy a family movie under the stars at 8:15 p.m. May 30 on the Western Green in Rosemary Beach (Town Hall if raining).
• June 6: Brave (PG)
• June 13: The Odd Life Of Timothy Green (PG)
• June 20: Madagascar3 (PG)
• June 27: Beverly HillsChihuahua (G)
• July 11: Rise Of The Guardians (PG)
• July 18: Mirror Mirror (PG)
• July 25: Wreck It Ralph (PG)
• Aug. 1: Here Comes The Boom (PG)
• Aug. 8: Escape From Planet Earth (PG)
• Aug. 15: Oz The Great And Powerful (PG)
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 Beach’s 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.
The Northwest Florida Ballet presents the Starlight Ballet at 8 p.m. June 23 on St. Augustine Green in Rosemary Beach. On-lawn seating for the free event.
Pajama Time Story Time
Join storyteller Ms. Cheryl at 6 p.m. every Monday in the children’s 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 caretaker’s 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 Bahama’s 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 Shorty’s 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 TJ’s Table in Freeport. The group is open to all individuals involved in any aspect of human resources. Email email@example.com 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.