All area codes are 850 unless specified.
Saturday, Sept. 7
Evening with James Farmer
Rosemary Beach Foundation presents an evening with James Farmer at 6 p.m. at Rosemary Beach Town Hall. The reception features drinks from Farmer’s Sip & Savor followed by presentation and conversation. Farmer is a Southern author, gardener, floral and interior designer, cook and garden-to-table lifestyle expert. Tickets are available for $25 www.rosemarybeachfoundation.org.
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.
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 Beach.
Florida Trail Association
Volunteers needed for trail maintenance at 8 a.m. on Eglin reservation. Eglin Recreation permit required. Call 826-3605.
Pandora’s Steakhouse of Grayton Beach presents Stiff Neck Fools, Sept. 7; Maverick Shine, Sept. 8; Forrest Williams Band, Sept. 11; Emily Cobb, Sept. 12; and Timber Hawk, Sept. 13. Music is free and open to all guests at least 21 years of age.
Take a walk in nature with wildlife expert and ecologist Joe Wyatt at 9 a.m. 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 tour is free with paid park admission fee of $4 per vehicle. Call 233-5059.
Sunday, Sept. 8
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. 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.
30A Farmers Market
A community event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Barrett Square in Rosemary Beach features fresh vegetables, fruits, eggs, honey, cheese, preserves, sauces, bread, sweets, prepared foods to go and more.
Enjoy brunch and the music of The Steenos from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Stinky’s Fish Camp, 5994 County Road 30A in Santa Rosa Beach.
Gulf Place Farmer’s Market
Pick up fresh produce from The Produce Gal from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Gulf Place Farmer’s Market, in Gulf Place Town Center by Restaurant Fire.
Brunch in the Backyard of Love
Season Ammons performs on stage and Children’s Volunteer Health Network is at the bar from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Hibiscus Coffee & Guesthouse, 85 Defuni8ak St. in Grayton Beach.
Monday, Sept. 9
Teen Read Week
Area teens are encouraged to read and celebrate Teen Read Week, Oct. 13-19, by sharing reading recommendations in an art poster for display in the Coastal Branch Library. All participants will be entered in a raffle for a gift card from Barnes and Noble. Teens vote from the Teens’ Top Ten Nominations the third week of October at www.ala.org/teenstopten. Poster supplies are available at the desk.
Mom’s Bible Study
Learn how to release control and simplify your life through humorous material and thought-provoking discussion at Mom’s Bible Study from 9-10 a.m. Mondays in the library at Christ the King Episcopal Church, 480 N. County Hwy. 393 in Santa Rosa Beach. RSVP to CTKmoms@gmail.com.
Tommy Bahama’s Restaurant & Bar, 525 Grand Blvd. in Sandestin, presents Rudy Applewhite from 4-9 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. Call 654-1743.
The Carillon Beach Farmer's Market takes place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Local vendors offer fresh fruits and vegetables, flowers, baked goods, honey, art, entertainment and more. Call 530-440-5883.
Enjoy the music of Billy Garrett at 7 p.m. at Shorty’s Surfside & Topside, 63 Hotz Ave. in Grayton Beach.
Tuesday, Sept. 10
A free dance class for third and fourth grade girls will be held from 3:30-5 p.m. at Premiere Performers Academy of the Arts, 1598 C.R. 393 in Santa Rosa Beach. Call 622-6269.
Sheriff’s Town Hall meeting
Sheriff Adkinson and key members of his staff will meet with citizens in an informal setting at 6 p.m. at Walton County Sheriff’s Office Paxton Substation, 21527 US Hwy. 331 North.
Enjoy the reggae, rock, funk and blues of Chronic Jester at Hammerhead’s Bar and Grille, 137 Fisherman’s Cove in Miramar Beach.
Fudpucker’s Night Out
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of the Emerald Coast presents a night out from 6-10 p.m. at Fudpucker’s on Okaloosa Island. Enjoy music by sax player Al Alvarado and vocalist Eva Barrett. Entry fee is $15 and includes T-shirt, specials on food and drinks. There are door prizes and drawings. A portion of the proceeds will go to Making Strides of the Emerald Coast.
Wednesday, Sept. 11
Wednesday Night Concert Series
The Village of Baytowne Wharf presents Christabel & The Jons from 7-9 p.m. in the Events Plaza. Call 267-8186.
College Night, a free annual event that features representatives from more than 60 colleges and universities from several states, will be held from 6-8 p.m. in the Raider Arena on the NWFSC campus in Niceville. Call 729-6467.
Registration for the Fall Prime Time series of personal enrichment classes offered by Northwest Florida State College begins at all seven NWFSC locations in Niceville, Fort Walton Beach, Eglin, Hurlburt, Crestview, DeFuniak Springs and South Walton. The PRIME Time schedule of classes and information is available on the college website at www.nwfsc.edu/schedule and at community locations such as libraries and chambers of commerce, or call 729-6084.
The Women's Ecumenical Bible Study of South Walton will offer a new seven-week study of Gideon from 10 a.m. to noon at Good News United Methodist Church. Childcare will be available. To sign up, call 622-9191.
Miss Florida Woodlands
The 2013 Miss Florida Woodlands and Miss Florida Timberlands Pageant will be held Sept. 28 at the WISE Center Auditorium in DeFuniak Springs. Two queens will be selected for each of the following age groups — Teeny Miss, 2 and 3 years old; Tiny Miss, 4 and 5; Little Miss, 6, 7 and 8; Petite Miss, 9 and 10; Junior Miss, 11, 12 and 13; Teen Miss, 14, 15 and 16; and Miss, 17-23. For more information visit flwoodlands.weebly.com, call 401-1505 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for entry is Sept. 11.
Thursday, Sept. 12
Wine & Cheese Silent Auction
The third annual Wine & Cheese Silent Auction to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association will be held at 5:30 p.m. at Crystal Bay Senior Living on the Sandestin Resort, 2400 Crystal Cove Lane. Call 267-1600. All proceeds go to the Alzheimer’s Association.
Americana Under the Stars
Katherine Archer performs at 6 p.m. in the amphitheater at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park for the family/pet friendly concert series, Americana Under the Stars. Bring a chair and beverage. Open mic begins at 6 p.m. Free admission into park and a suggested donation of $5 goes to the Friends of Topsail Hill.
Concerts in the Village
The Modern Eldorados perform classic country at 7 p.m. at the Dugas Pavilion and Village Green at the Mattie Kelly Cultural Arts Village on Commons Drive in Destin during the Mattie Kelly Arts Foundations’s Autumn Concert Series.
Bring a lawn chair, wine and picnic or purchase dinner on-site. Water and Coke products available for purchase. Admission is $10/adults, $5/MKAF Preferred Member, and children under 12 free. Call 650-2226.
Rotary Club of South Walton
The Rotary Club of South Walton meets for breakfast at 7:30 a.m. at the Embassy Suites, Scenic Hwy. 98 in Miramar Beach. Visiting Rotarians and their guests are welcome. Call 267-2929.
Friday, Sept. 13
Taste three white and three red wines plus a gourmet tapas plate from 4-6 p.m. at Wild Olives, 104 N. Barrett Square in Rosemary Beach. Cost is $25/person.
Classic Films on the Lawn
Grab a blanket and head to Classic Films on the Lawn’s free movie, “Jurassic Park,” at 7:30 p.m. at the Seaside Amphitheater.
Learn the full history of Florida’s most famous reptile, the alligator, from 2-3 p.m. at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park in Santa Rosa Beach. Call 267-8330. Sign up required at ranger station. No outside canoes or kayaks are allowed on the lake.
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.
Coach Karen’s Beach Chair to a 10K training camp will be held at 9 a.m. Wednesdays and Fridays at Lululemon Athletica store in Grayton Beach. Cost is $275/12 weeks for hands on running program or $15/per class. Participants will run in 30A 10K in Rosemary Beach on Thanksgiving Day. Email email@example.com.
Saturday, Sept. 14
Breakfast with a Ranger and learn about the park and its history at 9 a.m. Two members of AmeriCorps will discuss the fight against exotic plants. 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.
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. Proceeds will be used to provide new books and other materials not currently covered by the library budget. Call 859-0215.
AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Day
Dogs are unmatched in their devotion, loyalty and friendship to humankind, but owning a dog is a responsibility as well as a privilege. This opportunity to learn more about your dog and celebrate the human-canine relationship includes a Canine Good Citizenship demonstration and training tips from 9-11 a.m. at Canine Consulting/K9-5 Doggie Daycare & Training Center, 3906 U.S. 98 in Santa Rosa Beach. Call 376-4190.