All area codes are 850 unless specified.
Saturday, May 18
The Friends of the Walton/DeFuniak Springs Library will hold a book sale from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the Walton County Fairgrounds, 790 State Rte 83 North In DeFuniak Springs. Thousands of books — fiction and non-fiction, hardback and paperback — will be available. Pack as many books as possible into a plastic grocery bag for just $2. Bags will be provided for your convenience. Proceeds will be used to provide new books and other materials not currently covered by the library budget. Call 859-0215.
Tour of Homes
The inaugural South Walton Tour of Homes to benefit Alaqua Animal Refuge will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Eight distinct and diverse homes and condos, from Miramar Beach to Rosemary Beach, will be featured on the tour. Tickets are $25/advance and $30/day and can be purchased online and at various local businesses. Email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 420-0634.
Locals Last Stand Party
Bring a chair, cooler, umbrella, hat and/or sunscreen for a day of music and fun at 30A Day: Locals Last Stand Party from 12-6 p.m. at NatureWalk at Seagrove, 780 Sandgrass Blvd. in Santa Rosa Beach. Performers include Dread Clampitt froam12-2 p.m.; Forrest Williams from 2-4 p.m.; and Cadillac Willy from 4-6 p.m. A shrimp boil will take place from 12-2 p.m. Food trucks will also be available.
Delta Delta Delta
The Emerald Coast Alumni Chapter of Delta Delta Delta will hold a Pansy Breakfast 18 in Judy LaMarche's condo party room. RSVP at 654-5008 or email email@example.com.
Hike one of the several trails and see the native flora and fauna of the Longleaf Pine Ecosystem at the E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center. The guided hikes will include wildlife and habitat identification and is driven by the group's interests. Comfortable footwear, drinking water, and insect repellant is recommended. Standard admission rates apply. Call 835-1824.
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. in Santa Rosa Beach. Program requires a $6 entry admission. Call 267-8330.
Studio 237 School of Music will host a Student Recital from 3-4 p.m. at Seagrove Baptist Church, 4915 E County Highway 30A in Santa Rosa Beach. More than over 20 students perform prepared pieces on piano, guitar, and voice. A reception follows. Admission is free. Call 231-3199.
Jazz on the Lawn
Grab a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy Jazz on the Lawn with Last Flite Out at 5 p.m. in the Seaside Amphitheater on County Road 30A. Call 231-6107.
Pandora’s Spring Music
Pandora’s Steakhouse of Grayton Beach presents Owsley Bros. & DJ Michael Disciple at 9 p.m. May 18. Free and open to all guests at least 21 years of age. Shows continue on 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; and May 25: Forrest Williams Band.
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 19
Music at Vue on 30a
Vue on 30a, 4801 West County Highway 30A in Santa Rosa Beach, presents Ben Friedman from 8-11 p.m. May 19. Music from 6:30-9:30 p.m., unless noted. Call 267-1240 or visit www.vueon30a.com. Shows continue May 23 with Kyle Lamonica and May 25 with Geoffrey McBride from 8-11 p.m.
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.
Monday, May 20
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.
Mainstay Financial Group will present “Extended Healthcare – How will you pay for it?” at 10 a.m. in the Suite 3 Resource Center conference room at Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast. Key topics will include Long Term Care Insurance and Partnership Medicaid/LTC Plans. To register for this free seminar, call 278-3600 or visit www.sacredheartemerald.org.
Healthy Meals in a Snap
Learn how to make sizzling stir fry 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.
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.
Tuesday, May 21
Learn about surf fishing, types of bait to use and fish that can be caught at 10 a.m. at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park in Santa Rosa Beach. Program requires a $6 admission. Call 267-8330.
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.
Wednesday, May 22
Wednesday Night Concert Series
The Village of Baytowne Wharf presents Dirty Bourbon River Show from 7-9 p.m. in the Events Plaza. Call 267-8186.
A sunset cruise on the Solaris to benefit Billy Gray Ministries departs at 6 p.m. 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.
Restore Act Committee
The Walton County Local Restore Act Committee will meet at 5 p.m. at the Walton County Coastal Branch Library, 437 Greenway Trail in Santa Rosa Beach.
Thursday, May 23
Public Forum Series
The South Walton Community Council welcomes Commissioner Cindy Meadows as guest speaker to the SWCC Public Forum Series for 2013 at 7 p.m. at the Walton County Coastal Branch Library. Following her presentation, Meadows will take questions from the audience. Open to the public and free of charge.
Americana Under the Stars
Rebekah Pulley 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 China Grove, a Tribute Band to the Doobie Brothers, 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.
Economic Development Alliance
The Walton County Economic Development Alliance will hold its monthly board meeting at noon in the Walton County Administration Conference room, 76 North 6th Street in DeFuniak Springs.
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. 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.
Walton County Patriots
The Walton County Patriots will meet at 6 p.m. at the Life Enrichment Senior Center, 312 College Ave. in DeFuniak Springs. Tom Baker, housing director for Walton County, will be the guest speaker. Call 951-8849.
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.
Friday, May 24
Rosalina plays classic standards and show tunes on keyboard from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at Christiano's Ristorante in Santa Rosa Beach. Call 267-2185.
The Bottom’s Up Band
The BUB, playing rock and dance songs, performs at 9 p.m. at Marie's Bistro, 2260 W. Hwy. 30A in Blue Mountain Beach.
Saturday, May 25
Blue Ribbon Healers
Enjoy the music of the Blue Ribbon Healers from 19 a.m. to noon at the Seaside Farmers Market in the Seaside Amphitheater.
Gigi’s Lemonade Stand
Children volunteer at Gigi’s Lemonade Stand from 3-5 p.m. to raise money for the Alaqua Animal Refuge at Gigi's Fabulous Kids' Fashions & Toys, 62 Main Street in Rosemary Street.
Learn about the habitat and behavior characteristics of the Choctawhatchee Beach Mouse at 1 p.m. at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park in Santa Rosa Beach. Program requires a $6 entry admission. Call 267-8330.
The third Annual YOLO Board Mileage Builder Series kicks off with a 1-mile race beginning at 8 a.m. at Baytowne Marina at the Village of Baytowne Wharf in Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort. Bring your own board or reserve one at 424-6852.