All area codes are 850 unless specified.
Saturday, Jan. 4
First Saturday at Biophilia: Become a Mad Scientist from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with foggy dry ice storms, giant beach balls floating in the air, and even a special Mad Science “burp” potion. Shows are at 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Also encounter live animals throughout the day. Admission is $8/adults and $3/children. Under 2 are free. Call 835-1824.
Music concert: AnAmericana Under the Oaks Music Concert with Lucky Mud will be held from 6:30-8 p.m. Jan. 11 and 25 in the Lodge at Camp Helen State Park, 23937 Panama City Beach Parkway in Panama City Beach. Free admission into the park. Donations accepted. Refreshments available. Call 233-5059.
Nature walk: Take a walk in nature with wildlife expert and ecologist Joe Wyatt at 9 a.m. at Hammock Bay, west of Freeport. Suitable 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.
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 tour is free with paid park admission fee of $4 per vehicle. Call 233-5059.
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.
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.
Sunday, Jan. 5
Brunch with Matt Hall: Matt Hall takes the stage at 10 a.m. during brunch at Marie’s Bistro, 2260 W. Hwy. 30A in Blue Mountain Beach.
Jabbo and Krissa: Enjoy the music at 9 p.m. at Cabana Café, 112 Seascape Blvd. in Miramar Beach.
Sunday Brunch: Enjoy brunch and the music of The Steenos from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Stinky’s Fish Camp, 5994 County Road 30A in Santa Rosa Beach.
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.
30A Farmers’ Market: This community event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Town Center in Rosemary Beach features fresh vegetables, fruits, eggs, honey, cheese and more.
Monday, Jan. 6
Democratic Party: The Walton County Democratic Party will hold an Executive Committee meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the Life Enrichment Senior Center, 312 College Ave. in DeFuniak Springs.
Billy Garrett: Enjoy the music of Billy Garrett from 7-10 p.m. at Shorty’s Surfside & Topside, 63 Hotz Ave. in Grayton Beach.
Baytowne on Ice: Ice skate at the rink at The Village of Baytowne Wharf from 3-9 p.m. Skate for an hour and a half for $11 with skate rental $2. The first hour is reserved for “kids skate,” youth 12 and under.
Tuesday, Jan. 7
Support group: A Bereavement Support Group, hosted by Emerald Coast Hospice, will be held from 1-2 p.m. at Christ the King Episcopal Church, 480N County Hwy. 393 in Santa Rosa Beach.
Town Planters: The Town Planters of Freeport will meet at 7 p.m. at the Blount House on Kylea Laird Road. Call 835-5611.
Redd sings: Enjoy dinner and a show with Redd the Singing Bartender at 6:30 p.m. (early show) and 8 p.m. (later show) on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at Redd’s Fueling Station, 2320 W. County Hwy. 30A in Santa Rosa Beach. Reservations recommended for parties of 4 or more at 325-0252.
Ike Bartley: An evening of music, with sax and keyboard, food and dance, dance, dance from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at Marie’s Bistro, 2260 W. Hwy. 30A in Blue Mountain Beach.
Wednesday, Jan. 8
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 Maltese Falcon, is served from 6:30-10 p.m. at Edward’s Fine Food & Wine, 66 Main St. in Rosemary Beach. Cost is $70+ tax. Call 231-0550 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for tickets.
Open Mic Night: An open mic night for singer/songwriters begins at 7 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.
Thursday, Jan. 9
WCEDA: The Walton County Economic Development Alliance will meet at noon in the Walton County Administration conference room, 76 North 6th Street in DeFuniak Springs.
Americana Under The Stars: Lucky Mud hosts a family/pet friendly concert series, Americana Under the Stars, from 6-8 p.m. Jan. 9 in the amphitheater at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park in Santa Rosa Beach. Bring a chair and beverage. Free admission into park and a suggested donation of $5 goes to the Friends of Topsail Hill.
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.
Tom Collins: Live music with Tom Collins from 4-9 p.m. at Tommy Bahama’s Restaurant & Bar, 525 Grand Blvd. in Sandestin.
Donnie Sundahl: Shorty’s Surfside & Topside, 63 Hotz Ave. in Grayton Beach, presents Donnie Sundahl from 7-10 p.m.
Running of the Bulls: The music of The Running of the Bulls begins at 9 p.m. at Stinky’s Fish Camp, 5994 County Road 30A in Santa Rosa Beach.
Friday, Jan. 10
Winter Guest Fest
The Winter Guest Fest will be held from 8 a.m. to noon at the Emerald Coast Convention Center Ballroom. Admission is $1. Once known as the Senior Snowbird Expo, the event is packed with coupons, giveaways and surprises for all.
Dream Band: Sing and dance to the music of the Dream Band at 8 p.m. at John Wehner’s Village Door, 136Fisherman's Cove in Baytowne Wharf.
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.
Saturday, Jan. 11
Dinner cruise: Dine, dance and cruise aboard the Solaris yacht from 5-8 p.m. leaving from the marina in Baytowne Wharf in Sandestin. Reservations may be made at sunquestcruises.com or call 650-2519.
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.
Rudy Applewhite: Tommy Bahama’s Restaurant & Bar, 525 Grand Blvd. in Sandestin, presents Rudy Applewhite and his steel drums from 4-9 p.m. Call 654-1743.
Blue Ribbon Healers: Enjoy the music of the Blue Ribbon Healers 10 a.m. to noon at the Seaside Farmers Market in the Seaside Amphitheater.