All area codes are 850 unless specified.
Saturday, May 4
Crime Stoppers Crawfish Boil
Emerald Coast Crime Stoppers will host a Louisiana Crawfish Boil from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Publix at Grand Boulevard. Kids meals will be available. Dine in or carry out. One box is $12, four boxes are $40.
Rick O’Connor from University of Florida’s IFAS extension office will talk about the natural history of snakes in our area, why they visit yards and homes, and how to reduce the chances of an encounter with them at 11 a.m. at the E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center. Turtle Bob will also introduce some of his reptilian friends. Standard admission rates apply. Call 835-1824.
Jazz on the Lawn
Grab a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy Jazz on the Lawn with Roman Street at 5 p.m. in the Seaside Amphitheater on County Road 30A. Call 231-6107.
Duke & The King
The Seaside Repertory Theatre presents the film "Duke & The King" at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at seasiderep.org or call 231-0733.
Bring your yard tools and help at the annual Volunteer Clean-up Day from 8 a.m. to noon at Gulf Cemetery. Rain date is May 11. Drinks will be available and snacks/lunch will be provided at 11 a.m.
Cinco de Mayo
Cantina Laredo Modern Mexican Food at Grand Boulevard will host its fifth annual Cinco de Mayo celebration from 5-11 p.m. Heritage will perform and Fusion Art Glass will exhibit the art of glass blowing. Call 654-5649.
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. 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 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. 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. at Waterford Wedgwood Royal Doulton at Silver Sands Premium Outlets in Sandestrin. Presales are being taken by phone at 276-7346 or in person.
Pandora’s Spring Music
Pandora’s Steakhouse of Grayton Beach presents Call the Law at 9 p.m. Free and open to all guests at least 21 years of age.
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.
Sunday, May 5
Chris Alvarado will perform and Food For Thought will pour Mimosas for donations at 11 a.m. at Hibiscus Coffee & Guesthouse, 85 Defuniak St. in Grayton Beach.
Cinco de Mayo parties
La Playa will host a Cinco de Mayo Party from 12-3 p.m. at the corner of Hwy. 30A and 393 in Santa Rosa Beach. The Reggae Ambassadors will play from 12-3 p.m. and from 2-4 p.m. the Camerena tequila girls hand out promotional stuff. Enjoy a Cinco de Mayo party from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Taco Bar at Bud and Alley's in Seaside with $2/tacos and $3/burritos. Live music from 1-4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m.
30A Farmers Market
The 30A Farmers Market takes place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Thursday and Sunday 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.
Good News UMC in Santa Rosa Beach will have a Mother-Daughter (grandmother, aunt, cousin) Tea from 12:30-1:45 p.m. Come for a lovely lunch with tea sandwiches, soup, pastries and desert with an assortment of delicious hot teas. Little Ladies will get a tea hat and will also make a craft. Cost is $20/couple, $27/party of 3, $30/party of 4. To reserve your spot, call or email 699-6030 or email@example.com.
Monday, May 6
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. at the Coastal Branch Library in Santa Rosa Beach. This program is free with limited seating. Register at 267-2809.
Coastal Skin Surgery and Dermatology will host a free skin cancer screening from 1-5 p.m. at 12469 U.S. Hwy. 98 in Miramar Beach for walk-in's and persons of all ages. Call 654-3376.
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.
Learn about the park, games, crafts, and outdoor activities at Kids Club from 10-11:30 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park in Santa Rosa Beach. Program requires a $6 entry admission. Call 267-8330.
Tuesday, May 7
Meet Rollan Roberts II, Life Shotz company executive, from 7-8 p.m. at the Courtyard Marriott Sandestin, 100 Grand Blvd. in Miramar Beach. Guests will be treated to a free time of inspiration and information about the LSVIBE weight loss system. To reserve a spot, visit www.facebook.com/events/104246126445950/ or call 598-7263.
Ranger Fred hosts campfire chats at 6 p.m. in the amphitheater at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park in Santa Rosa Beach. Program requires a $6 entry admission. Call 267-8330.
Dannica Lowery performs live from 6-9 p.m. at Shorty’s Surfside Bar, 63 Hotz Ave. in Grayton Beach. Call 468-0417.
Wednesday, May 8
Wednesday Night Concert Series
The Village of Baytowne Wharf presents Reed Waddle from 7-9 p.m. in the Events Plaza. Call 267-8186.
Discover the world of spiders at 2:30 p.m. at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park in Santa Rosa Beach. Program requires a $6 entry admission. Call 267-8330.
Rosalina plays classic standards and show tunes on keyboard from 6-9 p.m. at Christiano's Ristorante in Santa Rosa Beach. Call 267-2185.
Thursday, May 9
Spring Fling Concerts
Enjoy live music on the lawn with Humming House from 6-8 p.m. at North Barrett Square in Rosemary Beach.
Americana Under the Stars
Lucky Mud performs at 6 p.m. at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park for the concert series, Americana Under the Stars.
Concerts in the Village
The Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation’s 18th Annual Concerts in the Village presents the Michael Stacey Band at 7 p.m. 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.
Music at Vue on 30a
Vue on 30a, 4801 West County Highway 30A in Santa Rosa Beach, presents the music of Kyle Lamonica from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Call 267-1240 or visit www.vueon30a.com.
The Little Mermaid
The Florida Chautauqua Theatre, 840 Baldwin Ave. in DeFuniak Springs, presents Disney's "The Little Mermaid" at 7 p.m. May 9-11 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.
Friday, May 10
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.
Music for Missions
Local student musicians present Music for Mission, a concert/silent auction event, from 6:30-9 p.m. at Destiny Worship Center, 122 Poinciana Blvd. in Miramar Beach. The student-led benefit concert, featuring local musicians, will raise funds to support an orphanage in Guatemala. The silent auction begins at 6:30 p.m. and the concert at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 per person (maximum $50 per family) and can be purchased at www.destinyworshipcenter.com/youth/.
Saturday, May 11
Breakfast with a Ranger at 9 a.m. at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park in Santa Rosa Beach 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. Call 267-8330.
Music at Vue on 30a
Vue on 30a, 4801 West County Highway 30A in Santa Rosa Beach, presents the music of Hope Cassidy from 8-11 p.m. Call 267-1240 or visit www.vueon30a.com.
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. 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. 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.
West Indies Market
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.