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Saturday, Oct. 12
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. 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.
Pancake fundraiser: An all you can eat pancake breakfast in conjunction with Fire Prevention Week will be held from 7-11 a.m. at SWFD Station 2 at WaterColor. Cost is $5 and proceeds will benefit the SWFD Department Relations Committee and to purchase fire prevention educational material. The event is sponsored by WaterColor Inn.
Family Cook-out: Woodmen of the World will host an Octoberfest Family Cook-out from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Live Oak Landing, 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 and finger printing are planned for children and door prizes for adults. Call 835-1737.
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. 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. 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. 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. 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:, Last day to see the Mattie Kelly Arts Center Galleries “From the Vault: 50 years of Collecting from OWJC to NWF State College” in the Holzhauer and McIlroy Galleries in honor of NWFSC’s 50th Anniversary. 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.
Sugarcane Jane: The singer-songwriter-performance duo of Anthony Crawford and Savana Lee, known as Sugarcane Jane, perform from 8-11 p.m. at Grayton Bar and Grill, 170 E. County Hwy. 30A in Santa Rosa Beach.
Topsail tour: Breakfast with a Ranger and learn about the park and its history at 9 a.m. at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park in Santa Rosa Beach. 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. No park fee. Call 267-8330.
Oktoberfest Family Cookout: Woodmen of the World will host Octoberfest Family Cookout from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 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.
Jim Del Mauro Rosemary Run: Run or walk through the streets of Rosemary Beach at 7:30 a.m. at East Long Green. Registration is at 6:30 a.m. Adults $35/advance, $40/race day; Students $20/advance, $25/race day. Fee includes T-shirt. Proceeds benefit the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. Register at www.jdmrosemaryrun.org.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Book signing: Author Miriam Ezell will sign copies of her book, “Listen To Your Heart,” from 2-4 p.m. at The Hidden Lantern, 84 Barrett St. in Rosemary Beach.
Artist Bazaar: 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.
SeasideFarmers 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.
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.
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.
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.
Sunday, Oct. 13
An Evening of Dinner and Music: Holly Williams, granddaughter of Hank Williams, Sr. and daughter of Hank Williams, Jr., performs a special evening of dinner and music at 6 p.m. at Grayton Bar & Grill, County Hwy. 30A in Santa Rosa Beach. Evening includes a complimentary glass of champagne or signature Holly Williams cocktail and hors d’oeuvres followed by a four-course prix fixe and Williams singing both familiar tunes as well as new ones. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Advance tickets are $75. Day-of-show tickets are $80. There will be a cash bar throughout the evening. Call 213-0891.
Brunch in the Backyard of Love: KC Phelps on stage and HEART animal rescue pours mimosas for donations from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Hibiscus Coffee & Guesthouse, 85 Defuniak St. in Grayton Beach. Bring your dog — the Backyard is pet-friendly.
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.
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 email@example.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.
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 be held at the church’s U.S. 98 campus during inclement weather and if the temperature is below 50 degrees. Call 267-0322.
Brunch at Marie’s Bistro: Matt Hall takes the stage at 10 a.m. Sundays during brunch at Marie’s Bistro, 2260 W. Hwy. 30A in Blue Mountain 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.
Sunday Brunch: Enjoy bottomless champagne and mimosas for brunchers with live music from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Grayton Bar and Grill, 170 E. County Hwy. 30A in Santa Rosa Beach.
Monday, Oct. 14
Spooky Decorating: Bring your Halloween decorations to Grayt Grounds, 100 County Hwy. 30A in Santa Rosa Beach, to “spook up” a section for the inaugural Halloween Open House and Trick or Treat to be held Halloween.
Rudy Applewhite: Tommy Bahama’s Restaurant & Bar, 525 Grand Blvd. in Sandestin, presents Rudy Applewhite from 4-9 p.m. Call 654-1743,
Pastels with Melody Bogle: Cost is $30/CAA members and $35/non-members for Pastels with Melody Bogle from 12-3 p.m. at Bayou Arts Center, 105 Hogtown Bayou in Santa Rosa Beach. Call 622-5970.
Tuesday, Oct. 15
Birthday Party: The Scenic Gulf Drive Initiative Inc. will celebrate five years of citizen involvement at 5 p.m. at Surfside Resort’s Owner’s Room, 1096 Scenic Gulf Drive. Scenic Gulf Drive area residents are invited for refreshments and birthday cake.
Support group: Patients and survivors are invited to a breast cancer support group meeting at 6 p.m. in the Olson Women’s Diagnostic Center at Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast. Call 278-3980.
Tail Waggin’ Tutors: Readers can practice reading and enjoy the company of a trained, certified canine friend during “Tail Waggin’ Tutors,” from 3-4:30 p.m. at the Coastal Branch Library in Santa Rosa Beach. Call 376-4190.
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.
Mamma Mia: The national tour of the smash hit “Mamma Mia!” appears at 7:30 p.m. in the Mainstage Theater at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center in Niceville. The musical is based on the songs of the pop group ABBA. Tickets are $49.
Wednesday, Oct. 16
Restore Act Council: The Walton County Local Restore Act Committee will meet at 5 p.m. at the Bayou Arts Center, 105 Hogtown Bayou in Santa Rosa Beach.
Republican Women: Walton Republican Women Federated will meet at 11 a.m. at Carrabba’s Italian Grill at Silver Sands Premium Outlets. Guest speaker Sheriff Mike Adkinson will talk about current law enforcement activity in Walton County.
Sharing the program is Julie Hurst, executive director of the Children’s Advocacy Center. She and the Sheriff will discuss plans to build a CAC facility in Walton County. Cost is $18/members and $20/guests. Reservations required by Oct. 14 at 622-1153 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dinner and a Movie: A full length classic movie shown on the courtyard wall while a four-course prix fixe dinner, inspired by the movie Arsenic and Old Lace, is served from 6:30-10 p.m. Oct. 16 at Edward’s Fine Food & Wine, 66 Main St. in Rosemary Beach. Cost is $70+ tax. Call 231-0550 or email email@example.com for tickets.
Wednesday Night Concert Series: The Village of Baytowne Wharf hosts a free concert with Blue Ribbon Healers from 6-8 p.m. in the Events Plaza. Call 267-8186.
Senior health: Emerald Coast Hospice will host a Senior Health Education Hour from 2-3 p.m. at the South Walton County Library, 437 Greenway Trail in Santa Rosa Beach.
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.
SeasideREP: The Seaside REP Theatre presents Romantic Fools at 7:30 p.m. at the Seaside Meeting Hall Theater. Tickets are $30 and can be purchased at 231-0753, www.seasiderep.org or Amivida Coffee.
Hump Day Karaoke: Have your voice heard, express yourself or just relax from 8:15 -11:30 p.m. at Marie’s Bistro, 2260 Hwy. 30A in Blue Mountain Beach.
Canoe tour: Take a canoe tour of Western Lake channel and outfall from 9-11 a.m. at Grayton Beach State Park in Santa Rosa Beach. Sign-up at the ranger station prior to day of event.
Thursday, Oct. 17
Americana Under The Stars: Scott and Michele Daliez perform in a family/pet friendly concert series, Americana Under the Stars, from 6-8 p.m. 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.
Plein Air Artists Colony: A dozen plein air artists will visit Alys Beach from 4-6 p.m. 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.
Wine Walkabout: Walk about the shops and restaurants of Gulf Place, taste wines from around the world and enjoy light ors d’oeuvres and live music from 5-7 p.m. at Town Loop Center in Santa Rosa Beach.
ECMS: Dr. John Savage, dentist in Ebro for 29 years, will speak on “Your Brain, Your Thoughts, Your Happiness” when the Emerald Coast Meditation Society meets at 6:30 p.m. at 480 N. Co. Hwy. 393 in Santa Rosa Beach. For information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wine Dinner: The Annual Wine Dinner at George's at Alys Beach begins at 6 p.m. for an evening of French wines paired with southern inspired dishes. Make reservations at Info@GeorgesAtAlysBeach.com.
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.
Back To Nature Festival: The 12th annual Festival from Oct. 17-20 includes numerous events. For a complete schedule, visit www.southwaltoncc.org/B2Nschedule.
Friday, Oct. 18
Howl-O-Ween Pet Parade: The annual Howl-O-Ween Pet Parade and Costume Contest benefitting Alaqua Animal Refuge will be held from 4-6 p.m. at Fonville Press. A prize will be awarded for Best Owner Dog Duo and a giant pumpkin filled with sweet treats for the kids will be dropped. Raffle tickets for prizes will be sold with all proceeds going directly to Alaqua. Admission is free.
Topsail tour: Ranger Tammy will discuss the life of the Monarch Butterfly and a craft project includes making a butterfly from 2-3 p.m. at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park in Santa Rosa Beach. Park fee required. Call 267-8330.
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. 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.
Wine tasting: 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.
BaytowneWharfBeer Festival: The Sixth Annual Baytowne Wharf Beer Festival will be held Oct. 18 and 19 throughout the Village of Baytowne Wharf. The festival features 40 on-site craft brewers, more than 200 domestic and international beers, seminars and samplings and live music with Denton Hatcher & The Soapbox Blues. Visit baytownewharfbeerfestival.com for tickets.
Beer From Around Here: Marlin Grill presents a live music and a BBQ from 6-8 p.m. on the Events Plaza Lawn at Baytowne Wharf with locally brewed ales and favorites from throughout the Southeast, all paired with gourmet grilled meat and side items. Rain or shine. Tickets are $35 at Marlin Grill or www.baytownewharfbeerfestival.com.
Saturday, Oct. 19
Grand Opening: The Seaside Institute Assembly Hall Grand Opening will be held from 3-9 p.m. next to the Academic Village. All art work produced during the week leading up to the grand opening will be displayed and available for purchase. Light refreshments will be served. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Seaside Institute, the Rosemary Beach Foundation and the Seaside Neighborhood School.
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. Evening includes food, fashion, entertainment and a silent auction. Admission is $30/advance tickets and $40/day of. Visit www.jlec.org, call 862-2665 or visit www.facebook.com/BestoftheEmeraldCoast.
Rosemary Beach Uncorked: Stroll quaint cobblestone streets and explore the culinary styles of nine Rosemary Beach restaurants during this open-air food and wine event at 2 p.m. Each location offers signature dishes paired with boutique wines. Call 855-819-2220.
Homeowners Weekend: A special concert, presented by Cottage Rental Agency, features the Essential Jazz Quartet from 6-8 p.m. in the Seaside Amphitheater.