All area codes are 850 unless specified.



Seafood Festival



The 35th annual Destin Seafood Festival will take place along the Destin Harbor Boardwalk featuring fresh local seafood, live music, artists, and more will be held from 10a.m. to 10 p.m. Oct. 5 and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct 6. No admission charge —  donations accepted at the door. Schedule includes:



Oct. 5:



• Fred Domulot & Fusion, 3 p.m.



• Blenders, 5 p.m.



• Black Eyed Blonde, 8 p.m.



• The Andy Velo Band, 10 p.m.



Oct. 6:



• Village Brass Band, noon



• Blenders, 2 p.m.



• Village Brass Band,3 p.m.



• Louis Prima Jr.



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.



Fun day in DeFuniak



The day starts with Peddlers Alley from 8 a.m. to noon Oct. 5 with three blocks of complete variety in the alleys between Baldwin and Nelson Avenues. Crafts, food, homemade items, live plants, books, musical instruments and more can be found.



The Energy Expo will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Circle Drive in DeFuniak Springs. Admission is free.Various technologies will be on display including wind power, solar, propane, CNG, and biodiesel, and various vendors are local and will show how to save money on energy costs.There will also be agriculture and horticulture vendors. Several activities are planned to provide family fun and food vendors will also be available. The day ends with a free Gospel Sing in the Lakeyard from 3-7 p.m.



Florida Trail Association



• Oct 5: Volunteers needed at 8 a.m. for trail maintenance on Eglin reservation.  Eglin recreation permit required. Call 492-8258 or 678-8626.



• Oct. 9: A 10-mile hike at 8:30 a.m. near DeFuniak Springs.  Eglin recreation permit required.  Call 803-9190 or 302-528-8284.



• Oct. 12: A 10-mile hike at 8 a.m. in Blackwater River State Forest near Baker. Call 682-6098.



• Oct. 19: A 13-mile hike at 9 a.m. in Conecuh National Forest near Wing, Ala.  Call 803-9190 or 598-4834.



• Oct. 22: Monthly meeting at 6 p.m. at Rocky Bayou Country Club in Niceville.  Visitors welcome.  RSVP meal selections by Oct. 20. Call 654-1172.



Seaside Farmers Market



Get your pick of fresh produce, baked goods, dairy products, native plants and other unique offerings 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 Beach.



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 Nobel.  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.



Lakeview Concert



FirstUnited Methodist Church, 88 Circle Drive in DeFuniak Springs, presents Silviu Octavian Ciulei in a free guitar concert at 3 p.m. Oct. 6. Concert includes both classical and flamenco works and will be followed by a reception to meet the artist. Donations will be accepted for future concerts.



Plant Show



Walton County Master Gardeners will sponsor the Potted Plant Show at the Walton County Fair Oct. 7-12. The following classes of plants may be entered for judging: African violets, flowering, foliage, hanging containers, cactus and succulents, ferns and a mixture of plants in the same pot will fall into the miscellaneous class. Plants will be received from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 5 and 1-4p.m. Oct. 6 at the Fairgrounds, 790 N 9th Street (SR83) in DeFuniak Springs.  Call 834-3724 or 892-8172.



Seaside Rep concert



Kicking off The Seaside Repertory Theatre’s fall concert series at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 9 in the Meeting Hall Theatre is Grammy-nominated Nashville singer-songwriter Gretchen Peters. Tickets are $30, and can be purchased at www.seasiderep.org,  facebook.com/seasiderep, Amavida Coffee locations, or call 231-0733.



Seagrove GardenClub



Beekeeper Jim Dietrich presents “What’s the Buzz” when Seagrove Garden Club meets at 10 a.m. Oct. 9 at Café Thirty A, 3899 E Scenic Hwy 30A in Santa Rosa Beach. This will be the club’s special 50th Anniversary meeting. The cost to members will be approximately $20 and $25 for guests. Reservations are needed at 231-1417 or diannie168@yahoo.com.



Wednesday Night Concert Series



The Village of Baytowne Wharf hosts a free concert from 6-8 p.m. Oct. 9 in the Events Plaza. Call 267-8186.



Americana Under The Stars



Lucky Mud performs in a family/pet friendly concert series, Americana Under the Stars, from 6-8 p.m. Oct. 10 in the amphitheater at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park in Santa Rosa Beach. Open mic begins at 6 p.m. Bring a chair and beverage. Free admission into park and a suggested donation of $5 goes to the Friends of Topsail Hill.



• Oct. 17: Scott and Michele Daliez



• Oct. 24:  Charlie Groth



• Oct. 31:  Lauren Heitz



 Wine tasting



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.



Sesame Street Live



Join Elmo, Abby Cadabby, Murray and all the Sesame Street friends as they bring the magic of music to life at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 11 at Marina Civic Center, 8 Harrison Ave.  in Panama City. Kids’ matinee at 10:30 a.m. with $10 tickets. Tickets are $15 and $22 at 763-4696 and www.ticketmaster.com.



Saleon the Circle



The Sixth Annual “Sale on the Circle,” sponsored by St. Agatha’s Episcopal Church, will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 12 on Circle Drive in DeFuniak Springs. Antiques, crafts, collectibles, and yard sale items will be available. A box lunch by Ellen will also be available.



Star Gazing by the Shore



Volunteers from the Northwest Florida Astronomy Association will set up telescopes for public viewing of the night sky from 4-10 p.m. Oct. 12 at Henderson Beach State Park in Destin. Also, prior to sunset, the telescopes will be equipped for safe viewing of the sun. The park will close at sunset.  All those attending the star gaze should arrive prior to sunset. Call park for sunset time. Program included in park admission fee. Call 837-7550.



Duck Regatta



The third annual Emerald Coast Duck Regatta begins at 10 a.m. Oct. 12 in the Events Plaza at Baytowne Wharf with children’s activities including a scavenger hunt and Abrakadoodle Face Painting. The Duck Regatta begins at 1 p.m. with up to 5,000 rubber ducks racing across the Lagoon. Make a donation of $10 or more to Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast Guild to adopt a duck. Proceeds will help fund new and/or improved hospital services. Adopt ducks at http://www.emeraldcoastduckregatta.com/ or in the Sacred Heart Hospital Gift Shop.



This Is The 60s



Travel back in time when the national touring concert experience “This Is The 60s” hits the stage at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 12 at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center at Northwest Florida State College in Niceville. The event is part of the college’s year-long 50th Anniversary celebration. A $50 ticket includes a 50th Anniversary Gala Reception from 6-7:30 p.m. in the Art Galleries prior to the show plus VIP reserved seating for the show. Show-only tickets are $35 each.  Purchaseby phone or web from the Mattie Kelly Arts Center Box Office. Call 729-6000 or visit www.mattiekellyartscenter.org.



Gulf Place Yard Sale



A yard sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 12 in the town center of Gulf Place. The public is welcome to sell personal belongings whether a closet full of old clothes or a kitchen drawer that needs cleaning out— all items are welcome. For $100, vendors will receive an eight-foot table and two chairs. If interested, call 420-4613 or email 30AGulfPlace@gmail.com. 



Art exhibits



In honor of NWFSC’s 50th Anniversary, the Mattie Kelly Arts Center Galleries presents “From the Vault: 50 years of Collecting from OWJC to NWF State College” through Oct. 12 in the Holzhauer and McIlroy Galleries. Selections from the college’s extensive Permanent Collection showcase the history of art collecting at the college, from the days of Okaloosa-Walton Junior College to Northwest Florida State College. Call 729-6000.



Oktoberfest Family Cookout



 Woodmen of the World will host Octoberfest Family Cookout from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 12at Live Oak Landing Outdoor Destination, 229 Pitts Ave. in Freeport. Grillers will serve hamburgers and hot dogs with all the fixings and sides free to members, friends and guests. Activities are planned for children and door prizes for adults. Call 835-1737.



Yard sale



A yard sale to benefit Opportunity Place, a shelter that provides temporary housing for homeless women, children and families in Okaloosa and Walton counties, will be held from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 12 and 12-4 p.m. Oct. 13 at 305 Lovejoy Road NW in Fort Walton Beach. To donate items call 409-3070 or email lill@owh-mail.org.



Margaritaville



The new Margaritaville at HarborWalk Village in Destin will open in late 2013. The talent and entertainment team will hold auditions for bands, duos, and solo acoustic performers Oct. 13-15. Send submissions to destinlivemusic@margaritaville.com with your contact information, sample music and play list to be considered. All talent/acts must be able to perform live on HarborWalk Village main stage and interact with audience during auditions to be considered.



Mamma Mia!



The national tour of the global smash hit “Mamma Mia!” appears at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 15 on the mainstage theater at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center of Northwest Florida State College in Niceville. The Broadway Series musical is based on the songs of the pop group ABBA. Tickets are $49 and available at 729-6000 or www.mattiekellyartscenter.org.



Restore Act Council



The Walton County Local Restore Act Committee will meet at 5 p.m. Oct. 16 at the Bayou Arts Center, 105 Hogtown Bayou in Santa Rosa Beach.



Plein Air Artists Colony



A dozen plein air artists will visit Alys Beach from 4-6 p.m. Oct. 17 to capture the neighborhood on canvas. A demonstration will be held from 2-4 p.m. at Fonville Press. The paintings will be for sale at a grand opening from 5-9 p.m. Oct. 19 at the Seaside Lyceum.



Business & Health Expo



The Walton Area Chamber of Commerce will host its free inaugural Business & Health EXPO, sponsored by Sacred Heart on the Emerald Coast, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 18 at the Embassy Suites.  The event provides an opportunity for the community to learn more about local health care facilities and local and regional businesses.  



Harvest Festival



The Chautauqua Winery Annual Harvest Festival takes place from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 19 at 364 Hugh Adams Road in DeFuniak Springs. Free wine tastings under the large tent, Geoff McBride plus Smokin' Rodeo Band live in concert and food plates sold by Pleasant Ridge BBQ and Kiwanis Club. View a display of striking vehicles for a Cruise-In plus art, jewelry, crafts and wood working.



Best of the Emerald Coast



The 2013 winners for the 13th annual 2013 Best of the Emerald Coast will be on display from 6-9:30 p.m. Oct. 19 at Grand Boulevard at Sandestin along the main street of the center. The best restaurants, retailers, service businesses, doctors, lawyers, photographer, art galleries, musicians, and many more will be out in full force showing their goods and services.



The public is invited to an evening of food, fun, fashion and entertainment, including food samplings, beer, wine and drinks from the winning restaurants, a silent auction, and live music. The event will benefit the Junior League of the Emerald Coast, an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, improving our community, and developing the potential of women as civic leaders. Admission is $30 per person for advance tickets and $40 the day of the event. Visit www.jlec.org, call 862-2665 or visit www.facebook.com/BestoftheEmeraldCoast.



Artwalk on the Harbor



DestinBoardwalk.com, AJ’s Seafood Restaurant and Olin Marler Charters has announced the inaugural Destin Boardwalk’s Artwalk on the Harbor from 1-4 p.m. Oct. 20. The free art event is a mini arts district the third Sunday of every month and features the work of local and regional artists, along with individuals who create or produce various forms of art, crafts, photography, clothing, jewelry, cosmetics, or perform/sell music. The event takes place in the area starting right below the zipline all the way to AJ’s.



Jake’s Women



America's premier comic playwright makes another hilarious foray into the world of modern relationships as Northwest Florida State College presents its production of the Neil Simon comedy “Jake’s Women” at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 23-26 in the Sprint Theater of the Mattie Kelly Arts Center in Niceville. Tickets are $15/adults and $10 for youth 18 or younger. Tickets can be purchased at 850-729-6000 or online at http://mattiekellyartscenter.org. Student Nights are at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 21 and 22 exclusively for NWFSC students or area high school students who are admitted free of charge by showing a current student ID.



SinfoniaGulf Coast



The eighth year of programming for Sinfonia Gulf Coast presents the orchestra and world-renowned guest artists. Season tickets which feature premier seating, including gala table seating, for all five concerts are on sale for $265 each. All performances begin at 7:30 p.m. To purchase tickets, visit www.SinfoniaGulfCoast.org or call 850-269-7129.



• Oct. 24: Musical Identities features guzheng player Su Chang in an orchestral concerto and also the orchestral showpiece, “Scheherazade,” by Rimsky-Korsakov.



• Dec. 20: The Orchestral Holiday concert at Destiny Worship Center features holiday favorites and dancers from the Northwest Florida Ballet.



• Jan. 24: The Bernstein Beat concerts are hosted by Jamie Bernstein, daughter of conductor/composer Leonard Bernstein, and include a morning youth performance and an evening concertwhich includes Bernstein’s “Symphonic Dances from West Side Story.”



• Feb. 14, 15: Classical Connections at Rosemary Beach Town Hall features string quintet SYBARITE5.



• March 29: Sinfonia Gala features Patti LuPone in her Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda concert at the Emerald Coast Convention Center on Okaloosa Island. Cash bar available.



Beyond Glory



The Mattie Kelly Arts Center will feature the national tour of a tribute to military heroes who have earned the Medal of Honor, “Beyond Glory,” at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 28 in the mainstage theater of the performing arts complex at NWFSC.  Tickets are $35 each with a $5 discount for groups of 10 or more and are on sale by phone or web from the Mattie Kelly Arts Center Box Office.  Call 729-6000 or visit www.mattiekellyartscenter.org.



Plein Air Paint-Out



The Second Annual Plein Air Paint-Out will be held from 8:30-11:30 a.m. Nov. 2 at Grayton Beach State Park, 357 Main Park Road in Santa Rosa Beach. Bring art materials of choice and create images of pristine beaches, lakes, gulf coast dunes and wildlife. Also bring sunscreen, water, insect repellent and a hat. Park entrance fee is $4. Meet at pavilion to sign in. Email bperrott@cox.net for more information. Rain date is Nov 9.



Savor the Season



The Fourth Annual Savor the Season benefit for the Taylor Haugen Foundation will be held from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 6 at Caliza Pool and Restaurant in Alys Beach. Enjoy a wine tasting, silent and live auctions, and gourmet cuisine made by local chefs from Panama City to Destin. Tickets are $50 and can be purchased at www.SavorTheSeason2013.org.



Luminaria Run



The Third Annual Luminaria Run to End Domestic & Sexual Violence, a unique twilight run, will take place at 4:30 p.m. Dec. 7 beginning at Destin City Hall Annex. The course will follow a path through the Indian Bayou neighborhood lined with more than 2,000 luminarias. The race includes 5k and 9k courses.



Early bird registration is available through Sept. 30 with cost adults, 5k — $25; 9k — $40. Children ages 3 through 12 are $10 for the 5k and $15 for the 10k.



To register, visit www.shelterhousenwfl.org or www.imathlete.com or call 243-1201. 



Glenn Miller Orchestra



The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra will perform at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 12 at the Mattie Kellie Arts Center, 100 College Blvd. in Niceville. Tickets are $20. Advance tickets are available at the Mattie Kelly Arts Box office, www.mattiekellyartscenter.org or call 729-6000 or 888-838-2737.



This event is sponsored by the Niceville High School Band Program, and the NHS Big Band Jazz ensemble perform a song with the orchestra.



WEEKLY



Sunday Brunch



Enjoy bottomless champagne and mimosas for brunchers with live music from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays at Grayton Bar and Grill, 170 E. County Hwy. 30A in Santa Rosa Beach.



Artist Bazaar



Artists at Gulf Place presents its Artist Bazaar from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays 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.



Beach Service



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.



Dance classes



Jasmine Dance Studio in Santa Rosa Beach will offer adult jazz classes from 9-10 a.m. Wednesdays and Fridays and 5:45-6:45 p.m. Thursdays. Call 267-2519.



First Saturday at Biophilia



From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. the first Saturday of the month, beginning Oct. 5, will be “Eco-Fun” at Biophilia Center with multiple presenters and family-friendly activities and entertainment. Included will be nature hikes, arts and crafts, games, animal adventures, and exhibits.



Sea Turtle Talk with South Walton Turtle Watch
Sea Critter Crafts with Abrakadoodle Art Education
Games and much more Biophilia Entertainment



Gulf Place Farmer’s Market



Pick up fresh produce from The Produce Gal from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays at Gulf Place Farmer’s Market, in Gulf Place Town Center by Restaurant Fire.



Redd sings



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.



Open Mic Night



An open mic night for singer/songwriters for local talent and seasoned musicians will be held from 7-9 p.m. Wednesdays at Redd’s Fueling Station, 2320 W. Scenic Hwy. 30A in Santa Rosa Beach. Arrive at 6:30 p.m. to sign up.



Chronic Jester



Enjoy the reggae, rock, funk and blues of Chronic Jester Tuesdays at Hammerhead’s Bar and Grille, 137 Fisherman’s Cove in Miramar Beach.



Nature walk



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.



Ike’s Fun Tuesday



An evening of great music, sax, keyboard and dancing from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at Marie’s Bistro, 2260 W. Hwy. 30A in Blue Mountain Beach.



History walk



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.



Beach Bonfires



Enjoy the outdoors with bonfires from dusk to 9:30 p.m. Friday on the beach at Baytowne Marina in Sandestin. Call 267-7778.



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



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 classes



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.



Rudy Applewhite



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



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.



Kyle LaMonica



Jam with the music of Kyle LaMonica at 8 p.m. every Tuesday at Cabana Café, 112 Seascape Blvd. in Miramar Beach.



Sunday Brunch



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.



Rosalina



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.



Jazz class



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 kj4jah@arrl.net.



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



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.



Eastern Star



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.



SHRM Chapter



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 rpazik@jobsplus02.com or call 892-8668, ext. 215. 



Town Planters



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.



Saturday Pool Party



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.



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.



Sunday Brunch



Enjoy bottomless champagne and mimosas for brunchers with live music from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays at Grayton Bar and Grill, 170 E. County Hwy. 30A in Santa Rosa Beach.