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Experience up-close encounters with live alligators and make an alligator magnet at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. June 22. The E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center is now open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays during June and August. Closed in July. Admission is $8/adults over 13 and $5/children 3-12. Call 835-1824.
Green Craft Recyclable Art
Visit Newbill Collection by the Sea to discover how North American artists creatively re-use discarded materials in art from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 22 at 309 Ruskin Place in Santa Rosa Beach.
Gigi’s Lemonade Stand
Children volunteer at Gigi’s Lemonade Stand from 3-5 p.m. Saturdays to raise money for the Alaqua Animal Refuge at Gigi's Fabulous Kids' Fashions & Toys, 62 Main Street in Rosemary Street.
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.
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. June 23. Call 267-1240 or visit www.vueon30a.com.
• July 6: Geoffrey McBride, 8-11 p.m.
• July 21: Geoffrey McBride
• July 28: Hope Cassidy
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.
Healthy Meals in a Snap
Learn how to make the perfect pizza party without breaking your budget from 5:30-6:30 p.m. June 24 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.
Baytowne Block Party
Shake a leg with DJ Glen as he spins tunes for kids to dance to from 7-9 Mondays at the Baytowne Live Stage on Cannery Row. Enjoy some cotton candy or popcorn, create your piece of the puzzle for the Baytowne Mural Project and be on the look-out for Captain Davy as he searches for pirates to join his crew.
Board of Commissioners
The Walton County Board of Commissioners will hold a workshop at 8:30 a.m. June 24 followed by a meeting at 9 a.m. in the Walton County Courthouse, 571 US Hwy. 90 in DeFuniak Springs.
Groovin’ On The Green
Jones & Company performs a free concert, sponsored by The Carillon Beach Institute, from 7-9 p.m. June 24 in Carillon Beach.
• 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
Family, Fun, and Fireworks
Challenge friends to a variety of lawn games, corn hole, ladder ball and even a giant, inflatable Twister game, from 7-9:15 p.m. Tuesdays at Baytowne Wharf. Visit the Baytowne Live Stage for face painting and for a nominal charge enjoy kid's crafts with Club KZ. Fireworks light up the sky at 9:15 p.m.
Bryan Kennedy Show
The Seaside Repertory Theatre hosts The Bryan Kennedy Show, with Kevin Boyle and special guests such as Stephony Smith, Forrest Williams, Wilson Fairchild, Duke Bardwell and Gordon Kennedy, at 8 p.m. Tuesdays through July 30 at The Rep, 216 Quincy Circle in Seaside. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at Amavida Coffee, www.seasiderep.org<http://www.seasiderep.org, or call 231-0733.
Pandora’s Summer Music
Pandora’s Steakhouse of Grayton Beach presents Tony Vegas at 9 p.m. June 22. Free and open to all guests at least 21 years of age. Music continues June 25 with Saluda, June 26 with Forrest Williams Band, June 27 with Hotel Oscar and June 28 with The Funky Projekt.
• June 29: Toney Brook
• June 30: Call The Law
• July 2: Saluda
• July 3: Forrest Williams Band
• July 4: Forrest Williams Band
• July 5: Boukou Groove
• July 8: Gravy Flavored Kisses
• July 9: Saluda
• July 10: Tyler Mac
• July 11: Hotel Oscar
• July 12: Seasons Ammons Band and Denton Hadder & SoapBox
• July 13: Blues
• July 14: Heritage
• July 16: Saluda
• July 17: Rosambo
• July 18: Chronic Jester
• July 19: Tony Vegas
• July 20: Cadillac Willy
• July 21: Daphne Willis
• July 23: Saluda
• July 24: Forrest Williams Band
• July 25: Hotel Oscar
• July 26: Blues Old Stand
• July 27: Roosevelt Franklin
• July 28: The Wild Fruits
• July30: Saluda
• July 31: Forrest Williams Band
Movies at Marina Park
Bring a chair or blanket for a free movie, "Madagascar 3," beginning at sunset June 25 and "Brave" June 27 at Marina Park in WaterColor in Santa Rosa Beach.
Cinema Under the Stars
Grab blankets and low back chairs to enjoy a free movie, "Monsters v Aliens," under the stars from 8-9:30 p.m. June 25 in the Alys Beach Amphitheatre. Piper's will offer food and drink.
• July 2: Hotel Transylvania
• July 9: Dr Suess’ The Lorax
• July 16: The Pirates: Band of Misfits
• July 23: Gnomeo & Juliet
• July 30: ParaNorman
• Aug. 6: Swiss Family Robinson
• Aug. 13: The Odd Life of Timothy Green
Concerts in Marina Park
Enjoy live music with Ayers Duo from 6:30-8 p.m. June 26 at Marina Park in WaterColor in Santa Rosa Beach. Bring a chair or blanket for seating. Admission is free and open to the public.
• July 5: TS & Shrimp Cowboys, 5-8 p.m.
• July 10: Jeff Ivanoff, 6:30-8 p.m.
• July 17: Cabo Rock, 6:30-8 p.m.
• July 24: Neal James, 6:30-8 p.m.
• July 31: Ebb Tyed Duo, 6:30-8 p.m.
All shows in August are 6:30-8 p.m.
• Aug. 7: Tony Vegas
• Aug. 14: Britt Landrum
• Aug. 21: Todd Sparks
• Sept.1: Flip Flop Boys, 5-8 p.m.
Seaside Summer Concert Series
Celebrate summer with a free concert with Daniel Ellsworth & The Great Lakesat 7 p.m. June 26 in the Seaside Amphitheater.
• July 3: Jacob Jeffries Band
• July 10: Mockingbird Sun
• July 17: Forrest Williams
• July 24: TBD
•, July 31: Blue Mother Tupelo
• Aug. 7: The Michael Shynes & SJ Band
• Aug. 14: Reed Waddle
Summer Concert Series
Bring blankets and chair to enjoy live music with Cadillac Willy from 7-9 p.m. June 26 in the Amphitheatre at Alys Beach. Piper's will offer food and beverages.
• July 4: Atlanta Allstars
• July 10: Boukou Groove
• July 17: Daphne Willis
• July 24: Kelsey Anna & Chris Alvarado
• July 31: Wes Heath & The Whiskey Band
• Aug. 7: Delta Reign
• Aug. 14: Daniel Ellsworth & The Great Lakes
Wednesday Night Concert Series
The Village of Baytowne Wharf presents Cumberland Collective from 7-9 p.m. June 26 in the Events Plaza. Call 267-8186.
• July 3: Dread Clampitt
• July 10: Forrest Williams
• July 17: Rusty Yates Bandf
• July 24: Fuzion Band
• July 31: TBD
The Northwest Florida Ballet presents a Midsummer Night's Dream and Afterglow at 8 p.m. June 27 at the Marina Park Amphitheater at WaterColor Resort. Bring chair or sit on the lawn.
AmericanaUnder the Stars
Jackson Creek/ Dunn Deal performs at 6 p.m. June 27 at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park for the concert series, Americana Under the Stars. Bring a chair and beverage. This is family/pet friendly.
• July 4: Lucky Mud
• July 11: Brian Smalley
Emerald Coast Theatre Company
Andy and Clyde have been long time partners until their friendship is tested with the competition for the title of "The Best Fisherman of the Emerald Coast" at 7 and 8 p.m. Thursdays at Baytowne Wharf. They recruit their crew from the audience and challenge each other at different spots around the Village of Baytowne Wharf.
Hound of the Baskervilles
Sir Conan Arthur Doyle's “The Hound of the Baskervilles” receives a funny makeover and comes to life at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights through Aug. 3 on The Seaside Repertory Theatre’s main stage, 216 Quincy Circle in Seaside. Tickets are $30 and can be purchased at Amavida Coffee, online at www.seasiderep.org, or call 231-0733.
Concerts in the Village
The Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation’s 18th Annual Concerts in the Village presents Alter Eagles, A Tribute Band to The Eagles, at 7 p.m. June 27 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.
• July 3: David Seering, An American Patriotic Tribute
Moonlight & Movies
Bring a blanket and enjoy the family movie "Beverly Hills Chihuahua (G)"under the stars at 8:15 p.m. June 27 on the Western Green in Rosemary Beach (Town Hall if raining).
• 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)
Central Square Cinema
Grab your blankets and head to the Seaside Amphitheater at 8 p.m. June 28 for a free movie, "The Muppets," under the stars.
• July 5: The Lorax
• July 12: Madagascar 3
• July 19: Hotel Transylvania
• July 26: Brave
• Aug. 2: Newsies
• Aug. 9: The Parent Trap (1961)
• Aug. 16: The Truman Show
Summer Sizzle reflects summer days in brightly colored one-of-a-kind art in CityArts Cooperative’s show, “Dog Days”, July 3-Aug. 31. Meet the artists from 6-8 p.m. July 6 at 318 Luverne Ave. in Panama City. Call 769-0608.
Take a walk in nature with wildlife expert and ecologist Joe Wyatt at 9 a.m. the first Saturday of each month at Hammock Bay, west of Freeport. Suited for all ages. The trail system includes a bat house, purple martin houses, many bluebird houses, a wood duck house, a butterfly house and more. Call 496-1864.
Learn about the early history of the park and local area at Camp Helen State Park’s history walk from 10-10:45 a.m. the first Saturday of each month. The tour is free with paid park admission fee of $4 per vehicle. Call 233-5059.
Blue Ribbon Healers
Enjoy the music of the Blue Ribbon Healers every Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon at the Seaside Farmers Market in the Seaside Amphitheater.
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.
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.