All area codes are 850 unless specified.
Spiritual gathering: The Florida Panhandle Women’s Retreat will hold the Seventh Annual Interdenominational Spiritual Gathering of Women from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. March 1 at the Community Center on Highway 83 in DeFuniak Springs. Cost is $20 and includes lunch. Call 835-0392 or email Hinsonharmony@yahoo.com.
Topsail tour: Learn about campfires from 3-4 p.m. March 1 at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park in Santa Rosa Beach. Park entry fee is $6 per vehicle. Call 267-8330.
First Saturday at Biophilia: From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 1 Biophilia Center presents a Black Bear Affair with Mystery Bear Box Programs at 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Events include arts and crafts, bear masks, black bear Moon Pies, making bear track and becoming a bear biologist. Make a day of it and bring a sack lunch or purchase lunch/snacks at the Center. Admission is $8/adults; $5/children; and free/2 and under.
St. Agatha’s Breakfast: Breakfast Cooked to Order will be held from 7-11 a.m. March 1, April 5, and May 3 in the Parish Hall at St. Agatha’s Episcopal Church, 150 Circle Drive in DeFuniak Springs. Cost is $5.50/adults and $2.50/children under 10. Proceeds benefit the church and its food ministry. The historic church will be open for tours.
Pandora’s Music: Pandora’s Steakhouse of Grayton Beach presents Call The Law, March 1; New Earth Army, March 2; Straight Shooters, March 4; Hotel Oscar, March 5; Tribe Zion, March 6; Continuum, March 7; ;and Lyons Limousine, March 8. Music begins at 9 p.m., unless noted, is free and open to all guests at least 21 years of age.
• March 9: Fearless Heights
• March 11: True Blue Band
• March 12: Season Ammons Band
• March 13: Roshambo
• March 14: Boukou Groove
• March 15: Lee Yankee & Hellz Yeah
• March 16: El Dub
• March 18: Cranford Hallow
• March 19: Lyons Limosine
• March 20: Heritage
• March 21: Cadillac Willy
• March 23: Ryan Balthrop Band
• March 25: Treehouse
• March 26: Mose & Mr E of Hotel Oscar
• March 27: Chronic Jester
• March 28: Dread Clampitt
• March 29: Roosevelt Franklin
Lifetree Café: Admission to the 60-minute event at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays is free at Lifetree Café, Hope Lutheran Church in the 180° Bistro on the second floor at 3834 U.S. Hwy. 98 W in Santa Rosa Beach. Snacks and beverages are available.
Cash 4 College workshop: NWFSC will hold its Fifth Annual “Cash 4 College” financial aid workshop from 1-4 p.m. March 2 to help students and parents complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. The cost is free to students and the community. Students who are not planning to attend NWFSC are welcome to attend the workshop to receive help with their FAFSA. Call 729-5370 or email email@example.com.
Music Awards: The Sixth Annual Beachcomber Music Award winners will be announced at a special awards ceremony at 7 p.m. March 3 at Funky Blues Shack in Destin. Admission is free. During the evening a guitar signed by Beachcomberland musicians will be auctioned off with all proceeds going to Shelter House.
Kindergarten Registration: Registration will be held from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. March 3-14 at all Walton County elementary schools for any child who will be five on or before Sept. 1. An official birth certificate is required.
Wednesday Night Concert Series: Free concerts from 6-8 p.m.in the Events Plaza at The Village of Baytowne Wharf at Sandestin. Call 267-8186.
Wine Festival: The Third Annual 30A Wine Festival at Alys Beach, showcasing premiere wine producers and local culinary talent, will be held March 7-9. Visit www.30awinefestival.com.
• March 7: Kick-off this year’s 30A Wine Festival with fine bourbon, craft beer, live music by Grammy-winner Sam Bush, Boukou Groove and Dread Clampitt, and bar-b-que by Barefoot at Bourbon, Beer & Butts from 6-9 p.m. March 7 at Fonville Press in Alys Beach. Tickets are $50 or if you purchase a weekend pass for the 30A Wine Festival this launch party is included. Proceeds will benefit Children’s Volunteer Health Network. Purchase tickets at Alys Shoppe, Alys Beach Bike Shop, Fonville Press, or at 30awinefestival.com.
• March 8: Wine Seminars from 12:30-2:30 p.m. at Caliza Pool, Walkaout & Grand Tasting, 3-5 p.m., and after party with music by Cadillac Willy from 5-8 p.m.
• March 9: Pork & Pinot from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. featuring croquet on Kelly Green with music by Kyle LaMonica.
Music concert: AnAmericana Under the Oaks Music Concert with Dana Cooper will be held from 6:30-8 p.m. March 8 in the Lodge at Camp Helen State Park, 23937 P C Beach Parkway in Panama City Beach. Free admission to the park. Donations accepted. Refreshments available. Call 233-5059.
• March 28: Alicia McGovern
• May 3: Carly Bank
Rat Pack: “The Rat Pack is Back” presents a special performance at 7:30 p.m. March 8 on the mainstage at Mattie Kelly Arts Center in Niceville to benefit the Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra. Tickets are $35 and available at 729-6000 or www.mattiekellyartscenter.org.
Wild Game/Seafood dinner: The Point Washington United Methodist Men’s Group will host a Wild Game and Seafood Dinner at 6 p.m. March 8 at 1290 N. County Hwy. 395 in Santa Rosa Beach. This event is open to men and women and includes music by Deep South Bluegrass Band from Panama City. Church members who are hunters and fishermen cook their game or catch, including wild pig, venison, dove, duck, seafood gumbo, low country boil and lots of fixin’s. Tickes are $20. Call 231-4928 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
West Indies Markets: Artists in the areas of jewelry, wood and metal sculptures, watercolor, oil, photography, pottery and more can be seen at the West Indies Markets March 8 and 9, April 12 and 13, and May 10 and 11 in
Rosemary Beach. Hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.
Cinema Under the Stars: Bring blankets and low back chairs to enjoy the classic Swiss Family Robinson movie from 7:30-10 p.m. March 11 under the stars in the Alys Beach Amphitheatre. Movie is free. Piper’s will offer food and beverage.
• March 18: The Odd Life of Timothy Green
• March 25: Gnomeo & Juliet
• April 1: Up
• April 8: Toy Story 3
• April 15: The Little Mermaid
Cooking show: The 20th annual WZEP Taste of Home Cooking School with culinary specialist Michelle “Red” Roberts will be held at 6:30 p.m. March 11 at Walton High School in DeFuniak Springs. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. to visit booths, register for prizes and pick up promotional items. Concessions will be provided by the Pilot Club of DeFuniak Springs. VIP tickets for $45 and regular tickets for $10 are on sale at www.wzep1460.com and at the WZEP Studios, 449 N. 12th Street in DeFuniak Springs. Tickets can also be ordered by sending a SASE to P.O. Box 627, DFS 32435. Call 892-3158.
Kickball on Kelly Green: Grab the entire family for a pick-up game of kickball from 3-4 p.m. Thursdays, March 13 through April 18, on Kelly Green in Alys Beach.
St. Patrick’s Parade: The seventh annual 30A St. Patrick’s Parade and Festival begins at 3:30 p.m. March 15 and ends at Gulf Place in Santa Rosa Beach. Texas based Celtic Rock Band Cleghorn will headline the entertainment along with the Drake School of Irish Dance. Enjoy arts and crafts, including jewelry, wood carving and face painting, and a variety of food and drinks.
Cattle Barons’ Ball: Guests donned in casual Western wear will “Lasso A Cure at the ACS Ranch” at 6 p.m. March 15 Linkside at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort at the Seventh Annual Emerald Coast Cattle Barons’ Ball. Entertainment includes The Modern Eldorados, live and silent auctions, complimentary drinks and fancy vittles. The Ball will benefit the American Cancer Society. A limited number of Baron and Rancher table sponsorships (for 10) are available and individual tickets at $175. Call 376-1551, or email email@example.com.
St. Patty’s Day Delight: Celebrate the luck of the Irish from 6-9 p.m. March 17 in the Events Plaza at the Village of Baytowne Wharf. Entertainment includes Henri’s Notions and their traditional Celtic music.
Spring Concert Series: Forrest Williams will perform from 6-8 p.m. March 19 in the Alys Beach Amphitheatre. The event is free. Piper’s will offer food and beverage.
• March 26: Roman Street
• April 2: Blue Ribbon Healers
• April 9: Daphne Willis
• April 16: Heritage
Mattie Kelly Arts Center: The national tour of the “Lady Smith Black Mambazo” to benefit public broadcasting affiliate WUWF will be held at 7:30 p.m. March 21 in the mainstage theater at the Niceville campus of NWFSC.
Alzheimer’s support group: Alzheimer's Family Services hosts a new support group for family members or friends coping with a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease at 2 p.m. the last Tuesday of the month beginning March 25 at Sacred Heart of the Emerald Coast, Suite 3 Conference Room in Miramar Beach. The support group is free and limited respite care is available. To make arrangements, call 866-478-7790.
Sinfonia: Sinfonia Gala features Patti LuPone in her Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda concert March 29 at the Emerald Coast Convention Center on Okaloosa Island. Cash bar available. To purchase tickets, visit www.SinfoniaGulfCoast.org or call 269-7129.
Sandestin Wine Festival: The 28th Annual Sandestin Wine Festival will take place April 10-13 at Baytowne Wharf. Four days of unique events open up a wide range of experiences from attending wine dinners with celebrity chefs, participating in preview events throughout the year, and taking part in wine tastings that showcase hundreds of wines.
Seabreeze Jazz Festival: The 16th Annual Seabreeze Jazz Festival returns April 23-27 at the Pier Park Amphitheater (Aaron Beasant Park) in Panama City Beach. Some of the performers are Michael J Thomas, Jones and Company, Lebron, Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue, Dave Koz and Friends Summer Horns featuring Dave Koz, Gerald Albright, Mindi Abair, and Richard Elliot. Tickets are $80 per single day, $150 for a Weekend Pass good for Friday-Sunday, and $200 for a Four Day Pass. Tickets are available for purchase at www.seabreezejazzfestival.com or call 800-595-4849. Tickets may also be purchased at Vacuum Center on U.S. 98 across from Regatta Bay for cash only.
Additional events include a Smooth Jazz Dinner Cruise and Jazzy Lunch Cruise aboard The Solaris Dinner Yacht departing from the Lighthouse Marina in Panama City Beach, along with All-Star After Party Jam events at 10:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings at Pompano Joe's at Pier Park. For a complete list of all events, visit www.seabreezejazzfestival.com.
Office hours: Walton County District 4 County Commissioner Sara Comander will hold office hours beginning at 9 a.m. the first Tuesday of each month at the South Walton Annex. To schedule an appointment, call 835-4834.
Arts and Carafes Night: This new art event will have multiple artists on display with one featured artist as well as featured wines and wine specials from 5-7 p.m. Tuesdays at Messina’s, 7 Town Center Loop in Santa Rosa Beach.
ArtWalk: Enjoy live music, works of art and artist demos at the First Friday ArtWalk from 5-8 p.m. at Ruskin Place in Seaside.
Ballet Class: Good News UMC in Santa Rosa Beach offers both beginner and advanced ballet classes for children beginning at age 2 1/2. Call 699-6030 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for times and information.
Senior health: Emerald Coast Hospice will host a Senior Health Education Hour from 2-3 p.m. the third Wednesday of the month at the South Walton County Library, 437 Greenway Trail in Santa Rosa Beach.
Support group: A Bereavement Support Group, hosted by Emerald Coast Hospice, will be held from 1-2 p.m. Tuesdays at Christ the King Episcopal Church, 480N County Hwy. 393 in Santa Rosa Beach.
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.
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.
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 be held at the church’s U.S. 98 campus during inclement weather and if the temperature is below 50 degrees. Call 267-0322.
Jazz Brunch: Messina’s On 30A hosts a Jazz Brunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays at Gulf Place in Santa Rosa Beach. Build your own Bloody Mary bar, and Bottomless Mimosas.
30A Farmers’ Market: This community event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sundays in Town Center in Rosemary Beach features fresh vegetables, fruits, eggs, honey, cheese and more. Market is held on Thursdays from Memorial Day through Labor Day.
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 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.
The Steenos: Beer tasting, outdoors if nice, otherwise acoustic music indoors from 4-6 p.m. Fridays at Modica Market, 109 Seaside Center Square in Santa Rosa Beach.
Ashley Rose: Jam with the music of Ashley Rose at 9 p.m. Fridays at Cabana Café, 112 Seascape Blvd. in Miramar 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.
Redd sings: Enjoy dinner and a show with Redd the Singing Bartender at 6 p.m. 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.
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. 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.
Ike’s Fun Tuesday: An evening of great music, sax, keyboard and dancing is held 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 and his steel drums from 4-9 p.m. 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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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: 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 brunch 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.
SeasideFarmers 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.
Billy Garrett: Enjoy the music of Billy Garrett from 7-10 p.m. Monday evenings at Shorty’s Surfside & Topside, 63 Hotz Ave. in Grayton Beach.
Marie’s Bistro: Entertainment includes Ike on Sax on Tuesdays, Karaoke on Wednesdays and Ike & Tim at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays at Marie’s Bistro in Santa Rosa Beach.