All area codes are 850 unless specified.
Saturday, Sept. 21
Coastal Cleanup Day
Join Walton County Tourist Development Council for the 2013 International Coastal Cleanup Day from 9 a.m. to noon at the beach access locations at Miramar Beach, Dune Allen, Ed Walline, Blue Mountain, Santa Clara/Bramble Grove and Inlet Beach. Supplies and water will be provided. Call 267-4578 or email email@example.com.
Cumulus Broadcasting will host a “Women’s Expo” from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort’s Grand Sandestin in the Magnolia Ballroom. Parking and admission are free for attendees. Expo will include shopping, entertainment, health and beauty items, a fashion show, prizes and more. The first 300 attendees receive goody bags, and all attendees are welcome at an after-party at 3 p.m. at Elephant Walk and will receive a free glass of wine. Call 243-2323.
Library Open house
The DeFuniak Springs Friends of the Library will celebrate 10 years of consistent service to the DeFuniak Library with an open house from 1-4 p.m. at the library, 3 Circle Drive.
Cleanup Festival at Lake Powell
A community effort to celebrate and beautify Lake Powell, a rare coastal dune lake, will be held from 8 a.m. to noon at the Lake Powell Park boat ramp or Camp Helen State Park. Register from 8-9 a.m. After the cleanup, festivities continue until 2 p.m. at Lake Powell Park. For information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 763-4303.
Tennis Round Robin
The third annual Love All Tennis Round Robin will be held at 9 a.m. at WaterColor Tennis, 976 Western Lake Drive in WaterColor. All proceeds benefit Food for Thought Outreach. Registration is $50 before Sept. 21 and includes tournament play, lunch, two raffle tickets and helps provide 20 meals to local kids. Email email@example.com for more information.
Fall Forest Clean-up
The Second Annual Fall Forest Clean-Up takes place from 9 a.m. to noon atr Grayton Beach State Park . Participants will help clean-up debris and trash from a time before the development of local landfills. Participants need to wear long pants and closed toe shoes, bring insect repellant, hat (optional), leather or appropriate work gloves. Transportation to the work site as well as bottled water will be provided. Park entrance fees are waived to participants. Call 267-8312.
Enjoy the outdoors with bonfires from dusk to 9:30 p.m. at the Marina Beach at Baytowne Marina in Sandestin. Call 267-7778.
Ranch Jam 2013
Ranch Jam 2013, featuring music by Dread Clampitt, Bryan Kennedy, Hubba Hubba, Reed Waddle, Scott Rockwood and the Forrest Williams Band, will be held from 4-10 p.m. at Arnett’s Gulfside Trail Rides and Stables, 613 S. County Hwy. 393 in Santa Rosa Beach. Tickets are $40. Call 850-208-3114.
Music, fun and sun from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Elephant Walk pool deck by the beach, 4009 South Sandestin Blvd. in Miramar Beach. Beverages available for sale at the Tiki hut. Call 267-7778.
Pandora’s Steakhouse of Grayton Beach presents Tony Vegas Sept. 21; Cedric Burnside Sept. 22; Forrest Williams Band Sept. 25; and Boukou Groove Sept. 26. Music is free and open to all guests at least 21 years of age.
Artists at Gulf Place presents its Artist Bazaar from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Artists at Gulf Place green in the center of the Gulf Place loop. Bazaar features local artists, craftspeople and artisan vendors, interactive activities for children, and a free hot dog for those who make a purchase. Visit www.30aArtistBazaar.com to become a vendor.
SEC Sailgate Party
Enjoy an outside “tailgate” party, including the Broadcast of NCAA and NFL evening football games, from 4-9 p.m. at Baytowne Marina in Sandestin. Regular kitchen menu available or cookout/ grill outside from 4-9 p.m., weather permitting.
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.
Sunday, Sept. 22
Worship at the beach with Hope Lutheran Church at 8 a.m. at Ed Walline Beach Access across from Gulf Place on Scenic Hwy. 30A in Santa Rosa Beach. Bring a towel, chair, or stand on the boardwalk. The service will held at the church’s U.S. 98 campus during inclement weather and if the temperature is below 50 degrees. Call 267-0322.
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
Wayne Hall brings his talent to the stage and Rescued Rescuers pours Mimosas for a donation to save all the Weiner dogs possible from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Hibiscus Coffee & Guesthouse, 85 Defuniak Street in Grayton Beach.
Monday, Sept. 23
District 5 Commissioner Cindy Meadows will host a ribbon cutting for the soccer field at Helen McCall Park at 10 a.m. at 325 Moll Drive in Santa Rosa Beach. The soccer field will be the newest addition to the park which currently features Mission Play Park, baseball/softball fields, batting cages, football fields, picnic tables, restrooms, pavilions and soccer fields. Future plans include the installation of an additional parking lot, call box, concession stand and additional restrooms.
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.
Tuesday, Sept. 24
The Emerald Coast Public Relations Organization will meet at 11:30 a.m. at Angler’s Beachside Grill on Okaloosa Island. Featured guest Skip Foster shares his vision of the future of the Northwest Florida Daily News and how public relations and marketing play a role on redefining this community news leader.Cost is $15/members, $20/non-members and $10/full-time students. Call 525-9446 or email Jessica@ramadafwb.com.
Dannica Lowery performs live from 6-9 p.m. at Shorty’s Surfside Bar, 63 Hotz Ave. in Grayton Beach. Call 468-0417.
Jam with the music of Kyle LaMonica at 8 p.m. at Cabana Café, 112 Seascape Blvd. in Miramar Beach.
Wednesday, Sept. 25
Open Mic Night
An open mic night for singer/songwriters for local talent and seasoned musicians will be held from 7-9 p.m. at Redd’s Fueling Station, 2320 W. Scenic Hwy. 30A in Santa Rosa Beach. Arrive at 6:30 p.m. to sign up.
Celebrity Server Lunch
Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation brings children’s storybook characters to life at its Celebrity Server Lunch at Carrabba’s Italian Grill at Silver Sands Premium Outlets. Seatings are at 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Event will raise awareness and funds for the All Kinds of Art educational outreach. Tickets are $20/advance, purchase at MKAF or from a celebrity server, or $25/event. Call 650-2226 for information or tickets.
Thursday, Sep. 26
Americana Under the Stars
Lucky Mud 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.
Alzheimer’s support group
Alzheimer's Family Services will hold a support group at 1 p.m. at Destiny Worship Center, 122 Poinciana Blvd. in Miramar Beach. The support group is free and limited respite care is available. To make arrangements for respite during the meeting, call in advance at 866-478-7790.
Concerts in the Village
Dread Clampitt, bluegrass & Rock n’ Roll to Louisiana Bayou Funk, performs 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.
Walton County will hold its second public workshop in regard to the proposed South Walton Sports Complex at 5 p.m. at the South Walton Courthouse Annex, 31 Coastal Centre Blvd. in Santa Rosa Beach. As part of this workshop, there is a call for presentations to the public for any land owners who have parcels that they believe would be appropriate for the location of the proposed complex. Call 951-7101 or email WaltonAdmin@co.walton.fl.us.
South Walton Community Council
Tim Pauls will be guest speaker when the South Walton Community Council meets at 7 p.m. at the Walton County Coastal Branch Library. Pauls will discuss the mission and goals of the Friends of Scenic 30A and the group’s action plan initiatives for 2014.
Art of Giving
A silent art auction soirée featuring a rare selection of Justin Gaffrey originals will be held from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at the Justin Gaffrey Blue Mountain Beach Gallery with hors d’oeuvres and beverages. Cost is $75 in advance or at door. Proceeds benefit Food For Thought Outreach. Purchase tickets at www.xorbia.com/e/fto/the-art-of-giving.
Girls’ Night Out
Profitt PR’s seventh Girls’ Night Out: Arabian Nights will be held from 6-9 p.m. at Elephant Walk at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. The women-only social event will raise money for Shelter House. Cost is $40 and includes live entertainment by Continuum, Jacob Mohr and DJ EXQ, a silent auction, heavy hors d’oeuvres, and specialty cocktails by Ketel One Vodka and the Honey Hutch.
Other activities include face art by Abrakadoodle, a fire breathing juggler, photo booth, palm readings, giveaways, retail vendors and more. Attire for the evening is Boho chic. Tickets can be purchased at https://proffittprgno.ticketbud.com/gno-arabian-nights.
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. Guest speaker will be Ret. Lt. Col. Debbie Gunnoe, recognized expert on Common Core. She will discuss the history, stated goals, implementation and Florida state legislation in regard to the common core standards.
Friday, Sept. 27
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, “Annie,” at 7:30 p.m. at the Seaside Amphitheater.
CVHN Hurricane Party
The ninth annual Hurricane Party benefitting Children’s Volunteer Health Network will be held from 7-10 p.m. at Bud & Alley’s Restaurant, 2236 E County Hwy. 30A in Seaside. Heavy hors d’oeuvres as well as a live and silent auction with cash bar available. Tickets are $60/advance and $75/door. Visit CVHNKids.org to purchase tickets.
Peddlers Pavilion Oktoberfest
Enjoy German beer while singer/songwriter Griffin Peterson, from American Idol season 12, playsfrom 7-9 p.m. at Peddlers Pavilion, 10343 E. County Hwy. 30A in Seacrest.
Learn about surf fishing from 8 a.m. to noon at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park in Santa Rosa Beach. Call 267-8330.
Cole Bros. Circus
Classic circus, American-style, complete with elephants, tigers, thrilling aerialists and acrobats, mystifying magic and hilarious clowns, will appear at 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. Sept. 27; 1:30, 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. Sept. 28; and 1:30 and 4:30 p.m. Sept. 29 at the Santa Rosa Mall in Mary Esther. Advance tickets are available at the Customer Service Department at Santa Rosa Mall. Free tickets for children under 13 are available at www.GoToTheCircus.com.
Women and Money
An educational series, Women and Money is designed to provide women with information and encouragement about being financially successful. Classes will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 1, 8 and 15 at the Coastal Branch Library, 437 Greenway Trail in Santa Rosa Beach. The 3-part series costs $20/person which covers the cost of all materials. Register at http://fcs-nw.eventbrite.com or in person at your local Extension Office by Sept. 27. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 683-8431 or 689-5850, ext. 0.
Saturday, Sept. 28
Yard Sale for the Cure
Shop for a good cause during Sacred Heart’s Yard Sale for the Cure from 7 a.m. to noon in the front parking lot of the Medical Office Building at Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast. All proceeds from booth rentals and the Sacred Heart table will benefit the Suzy Fund and Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. Call 278-3980.
9/11 Heroes Run 5k Run/Walk
The 9/11 Heroes Run 5K welcomes runners and walkers of all levels and of all ages from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at WaterColor Inn & Resort, 34 Goldenrod Circle in WaterColor. Run begins at 8 am on the beach behind Watercolor Resort and finishes at the WaterColor Amphitheater.
Okaloosa and Walton County residents can join the American Heart Association Heart Walk at 7:30 a.m. at NWFSC in Niceville. The non-competitive, three-mile walk includes teams of employees from local companies, along with friends and family members of all ages. For information, call 1-800-257-6941, ext. 6082 or visit www.owheartwalk.org.
30A Seafood Throwdown
Global Fish Aid and Pandora’s present the 30A Seafood Throwdown with SoWal chefs competing in Santa Rosa Beach. Doors open at 2 p.m. with the throwdown from 3-5 p.m. and awards at 6 p.m. Live music by Horizon and Members of the Revivalists with Khris Royal and Eric Vogel. Tickets are $35 and include entry for bands, door prizes and red snapper dinner, plus a chance to be a judge. Call 231-4102.
Harvest America 2013
Enjoy a free public streaming of Harvest America 2013 as well as live stage entertainment with Francesca Battistelli and Shake the City from 6-10 p.m. at HarborWalk Village in Destin. The simulcast features performances by top Christian artists including MercyMe, Jeremy Camp, and Kirk Franklin, and a gospel message by Greg Laurie. The goal of Harvest America is to impact a nation in need of hope. In case of rain, event will move to Destin United Methodist Church, 200 Beach Drive. Call 269-0235.
Jazz on the Lawn
A concert under the sky features Eric Essix and Friends from 6-8 p.m. at the Seaside Amphitheater.
The Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra presents its season opening concert at 7:30 p.m. in the mainstage theater at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center at NWFSC in Niceville. The “Austro-Hungarian Journey” concert features Wideman International Competition Gold Medal winner Korepanova performing Johannes Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 2. Tickets are $22.50/adults, $16/active duty military and youth 18 and younger. Call 729-6000 or visit www.mattiekellyartscenter.org for tickets.
The Fourth Annual Destin Beer Festival takes place from 2-5 p.m. outside Chan's Wine World in the Paradise Key shopping center. There will be more than 300 beers to sample, culinary stations, VIP Tent and live entertainment. Proceeds will benefit Children in Crisis. Tickets can be purchased at destinbeerfestival.com or at any Wine World location. Call 864-4242.