Hope In A Box
Through Aug. 11, IHOP will team up with Boys & Girls Club and hold “Sneakers For Students” to collect new/unused sneakers for children in time for back to school. Bring in a pair of new/unused sneakers to IHOP and receive a short stack of buttermilk pancakes. Boys & Girls Club of Florida will distribute collected shoes to needy students ranging between the ages of 5 and 16.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Groovin’ On The Green
Tony Vegas performs a free concert, sponsored by The Carillon Beach Institute, from 7-9 p.m. Aug. 5 in Carillon Beach.
• 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.
Movies at Marina Park
Bring a chair or blanket for a free movie, "Madagascar 2" beginning at sunset Aug. 6 and "Parental Guidance" Aug. 8 at Marina Park in WaterColor in Santa Rosa Beach.
• Aug. 13: Brave
• Aug. 15: Wreck-it-Ralph
• Aug. 22: Ice Age
• Aug. 31: Muppets Treasure Island
Cinema Under the Stars
Grab blankets and low back chairs to enjoy a free movie, "Swiss Family Robinson," under the stars from 8-9:30 p.m. Aug. 6 in the Alys Beach Amphitheatre. Piper's will offer food and drink.
• Aug. 13: The Odd Life of Timothy Green
Wednesday Night Concert Series
The Village of Baytowne Wharf presents Mason Jar from 7-9 p.m. Aug. 7 in the Events Plaza. Call 267-8186.
• Aug. 14: Ocean Street
• Aug. 21: Delta Reign
• Aug. 28: Mama’ Blue Dress
Seaside Summer Concert Series
Celebrate summer with a free concert with The Michael Shynes & SJ Band at 7 p.m. Aug. 7 in the Seaside Amphitheater.
• Aug. 14: Reed Waddle
Concerts in Marina Park
Enjoy live music with Tony Vegas from 6:30-8 p.m. Aug. 7 at Marina Park in WaterColor in Santa Rosa Beach. Bring a chair or blanket for seating. Admission is free and open to the public.
All shows in August are 6:30-8 p.m.
• Aug. 14: Britt Landrum
• Aug. 21: Todd Sparks
• Sept.1: Flip Flop Boys, 5-8 p.m.
Summer Concert Series
Bring blankets and chair to enjoy live music with Delta Reign from 7-9 p.m. Aug. 7 in the Amphitheatre at Alys Beach. Piper's will offer food and beverages.
• Aug. 14: Daniel Ellsworth & The Great Lakes
Butler Elementary School will welcome students back to school for “Sneak Peek” and “Orientation” on the following schedule.
• Aug. 7: Kindergarten Sneak Peek 9-11 a.m.
• Aug. 7: Orientation for students in grades 1-4, 1-2:30 p.m.
• Aug. 8: Students in Kindergarten through Grade 4 begin classes
• Aug. 12: Pre-Kindergarten Orientation, 5 p.m.
• Aug. 13: Pre-Kindergarten begins classes
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.
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. Aug. 1-3 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.
Moonlight & Movies
Bring a blanket and enjoy the family movie "Escape From Planet Earth (PG))" under the stars at 8:15 p.m. Aug. 8 on the Western Green in Rosemary Beach (Town Hall if raining).
• Aug. 15: Oz The Great And Powerful (PG)
Central Square Cinema
Grab your blankets and head to the Seaside Amphitheater at 8 p.m. Aug. 9 for a free movie, " The Parent Trap (1961)," under the stars.
• Aug. 16: The Truman Show
Florida Trail Association
The Florida Trail Association will hold the following events. Visit www.choctaw.floridatrail.org or call the listed number.
•Aug. 8: Canoe or kayak for a 10 mile paddle trip on Shoal River near Crestview at 7:30 a.m. Call 651-0902.
• Aug. 25: Canoe or kayak for an eight mile paddle trip on Blackwater River near Baker at 8:30 a.m. Call 689-8528.
• Aug. 27: Monthly meeting at 6 p.m. at Rocky Bayou Country Club in Niceville. Call 654-1172.
Meals on the Grill
Learn to cook nutritious meals on the grill — entrees, side dishes and desserts — from 6-8 p.m. Aug. 8 at Walton County Extension Office, 732 N. 9th Street in DeFuniak Springs. Cost is $10 and includes sample foods, recipe booklet and additional materials. To sign up, call 892-8172 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Taste three white and three red wines plus a gourmet tapas plate from 4-6 p.m. Fridays at Wild Olives, 104 N. Barrett Square in Rosemary Beach. Cost is $25/person.
The Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County A+ Art Committee in partnership with Northwest Florida State College will host its summer fine art exhibit featuring the work of 2012 Best in Show A+ Art Exhibition winner, Mara Viksnins, through Aug. 23 at Northwest Florida State College South Walton campus in Santa Rosa Beach.
A Kids’ Rock The Block party will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Aug. 31 at the Western Green and Gigi’s in Rosemary Beach. The event is free.
Labor Day concert
Sturgill Simpson performs at the Labor Day Weekend Concert at 7 p.m. Sept. 1 in North Barrett Square in Rosemary Beach. On-lawn seating at the free event.
Dine for the Pines
The E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center hosts a fundraiser for area student programs and the preservation of Longleaf pine trees from 5-9 p.m. Sept. 8 at Bud & Alley’s. The public is encouraged to attend to learn more about the Center. The event will include a silent auction and a short presentation with animals by the Center’s President, Christy Scally and The Center’s Director, Paul Arthur. Admission is $20/person online at www.dineforthepines.eventbrite.com or $25 at the door and includes hors d’oeuvres, a taco bar and a cash bar. For information, visit www.eowilsoncenter.org, or call 835-1824.
Backyard Boogie for the Arts
Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast and the Forrest Williams Band present “Backyard Boogie for the Arts” at 6 p.m. Sept. 20 at Williams Backyard Boogie, 1921 Chat Holly Road in Santa Rosa Beach. Proceeds from the event will benefit Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast’s Arts in Medicine program.
Tickets are $30/advance and $35/door and will be on sale at the Sacred Heart Gift Shop beginning Aug. 1. The public is encouraged to bring chairs, beverages and food; additional food will be available for purchase. Door prizes will be awarded at the event. Call 278-3081 or email email@example.com.
Explore the Outdoors Festival
The annual Explore the Outdoors Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 5 at the Live Oak Landing Outdoor Destination, 229 Pitts Ave., in Freeport. Geared toward introducing children to the wonders of exploring the outdoors, the event includes fishing, boating, kayaking, and animal encounters. Hands on nature-based activities will engage the attendees in learning. The first 180 children interested in learning to fish will receive a free rod/reel combo from Fish Florida. So come join in, it’s going to be a great day exploring the outdoors. The water activities are for children six-years-old and up. The event is $1.
Redd the Singing Bartender, who slings and sings from a song list of more than 400 songs, performs from 5-10 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays at Redd's Fueling Station, 2320 W. County Hwy. 30A in Santa Rosa Beach. Southern style food with a few twists is featured.
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.
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.
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.