All area codes are 850 unless specified.
Experience a hands-on marine touch tank and learn all about these slimy, sticky, and prickly creatures of the gulf from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 25 at the E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center. Children of all ages will enjoy learning while meeting these marine organisms up-close. Standard admission rates apply. Call 835-1824.
Pandora’s Spring Music
Pandora’s Steakhouse of Grayton Beach presents the Forrest Williams Band at 9 p.m. May 25. Free and open to all guests at least 21 years of age.
• May 26: Blue Ribbon Healers
• May 28: Saluda
• May 29: Forrest Williams Band
• May 31: Call the Law
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.
• 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.
Music at Vue on 30a
Vue on 30a, 4801 West County Highway 30A in Santa Rosa Beach, presents Geoffrey McBride from 8-11 p.m. May 25. Music from 6:30-9:30 p.m., unless noted. Call 267-1240 or visit www.vueon30a.com.
• 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
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.
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.
Wednesday Night Concert Series
The Village of Baytowne Wharf presents Soul Track Mind from 7-9 p.m. May 29 in the Events Plaza. Call 267-8186.
• June 5: Denton Hatcher and the Soapbox Blues
• June 12: Dikki Du and the Zydeco Krewe
• June 19: Rick Estrin & the Night Cats
• June 26: Cumberland Collective
Arbor Wealth Management, LLC, a “fee-only” registered investment advisory firm, will host an Income Generation Seminar, “Making Your Portfolio Pay Monthly” at 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. May 29 in the Arbor Wealth Conference Room. Arbor Wealth Management, LLC specializes in portfolio management for investors with $250,000 or more of investable assets. Call 608-6121 to reserve seating. Refreshments will be served.
The Children's Theatre by The Rep presents "Amazing Adventures of the Marvelous Monkey King at 6:30 p.m. May 29, June 5, 12 19 and 26 in N. Barrett Square in Rosemary Beach. The event is free.
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.
Americana Under the Stars
Bob Patterson performs at 6 p.m. May 30 at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park for the concert series, Americana Under the Stars.
• 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 Déjà Vu at 7 p.m. May 30 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:
• 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
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)
Girls' Night Out
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Emerald Coast has been selected as the benefiting charity of Proffitt PR’s upcoming Girls’ Night Out from 6:30-9 p.m. May 30 at Pandora’s of Grayton Beach. Tickets are limited to 300 for only a $30 donation and include live music by Hotel Oscar, entertainment by DJ EXQ, heavy hors d’oeuvres, drink specials, a champagne toast, photo booth, large silent auction, Proffitt PR client gift basket raffles, a takeaway bag with gifts for every woman, and tons of surprises and giveaways.
Funky Blues Shack
Soul Track Mind will perform May 30 and 31 at Funky Blues Shack in Baytowne Village.
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.
CPR and Water Safety classes
WaltonCounty residents can take CPR and water safety classes from 9 a.m. to noon June 17 at the Walton County Health Department in DeFuniak Springs May 31 and June 14 in Santa Rosa Beach. To register, call 892-8040, ext. 1144.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Classes include:
• June 3: Quick and easy casserole
• June 10: Mexican fiesta
• June 17: Super-packed salads
• June 24: Perfect pizza party
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.
West Indies Market
Browse this popular open-air market and discover booths filled with paintings, pottery, jewelry, stained glass, wood carvings and other handcrafted items from 11 a.m.to 6 p.m. June 8 and 9 on the Town Center lawns in Rosemary Beach.
The Northwest Florida Ballet presents the free Starlight Ballet at 8 p.m. June 23 on St. Augustine Green in Rosemary Beach. On-lawn seating.
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 6:30-9:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays at Christiano's Ristorante in Santa Rosa Beach. Call 267-2185.
Fusion fitness classes
Hope Lutheran Church, 3834 U.S. 98 W, Suite 9, 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 TJ’s 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.