Death By Chocolate: The South Walton Rotary presents Death By Chocolate, an evening of indulgence, from 6-9 p.m. March 29 in Grand Boulevard between Tommy Bahamas and Cantina Laredo. Local guest chefs will prepare and serve signature chocolate desserts for a Throwdown Competition. Admission is $20 for admission and $30 tickets include two drink tickets; cash bar for beer and wine. Advance tickets may be purchased at http://swr.xorbia.com/dbc.
Anniversary celebration: Bay Breeze Patio celebrates its 10th year serving the Emerald Coast from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 29 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 30 at 32 Forest Shore Drive in Miramar Beach. Each day will feature special activities, including grilling demonstrations, tastings, outdoor fireplace and log demonstrations, outdoor living experts, door prizes, special sale prices and more. A Burger Throwdown cooking demonstration begins at 2 p.m. Saturday, with grill masters competing for Best Burger on the Coast. Call 269-4666.
Sinfonia: The Sinfonia Gala features the Sinfonia Gulf Coast the first half and Patti LuPone the second half in her Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda played that role at 7:30 p.m. March 29 at the Emerald Coast Convention Center on Okaloosa Island. Cash bar available. Tickets range from $49.50-$125 and can be purchased at www.SinfoniaGulfCoast.org or 269-7129.
Topsail tour: Learn about the White Tailed Deer from 3-4 p.m. March 29 Park entry fee is $6 per vehicle. Call 267-8330.
Adventure Club: Bike ride in the Navy Point area of Pensacola at 10 a.m. March 29. Meet at The Oar House Restaurant on S Pace Boulevard near the intersection of S. Pace and Barrancas Avenue. Lunch after at The Oar House. Call 341-7864 or 581-4591.
Sunday Concerts: Bring chairs and blankets to a free concert with Neil Dover from 6-9 p.m. March 30 on the Amphitheater lawn at Gulf Place on 30A. Series will be held in March and April and from Memorial Day weekend through mid October.
April 6: Déjà vu
April 13: Old Truck Bluegrass Band
April 20: Rollin In The Hay
April 27: Courtyard Saints
Brunch in the Backyard of Love: Max McCann on stage and Childrens Volunteer Health Network pours mimosas for donations from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 30 at Hibiscus Coffee & Guesthouse, 85 Defuniak St. in Grayton Beach. The Backyard of Love is pet-friendly.
Cheerleading Try-Outs: Try-outs for the South Walton High School Competition Cheerleading Team will be held March 31-April 3. Mandatory meeting for candidates and a parent/guardian begins at 5:30 p.m. March 31 in the SWHS gym. The Cheer Clinic will be held from 3:30-5 p.m. April 1-3; $25 try-out fee plus $5 optional music fee. Try-outs will be from 4:15-6 p.m. April 4.Email Scarpullaa@walton.k12.fl.us for information.
Childrens Theatre: The Seaside Rep presents a magical childrens theatre performance of The Commedia Cinderella at 6:30 p.m. March 31 and April 7 and 14 in the Lyceum in Seaside.
TDC: The Walton County Tourist Development Council will hold the 2014 Strategic Consultant Presentation at 8 a.m. and regular council meeting at 1 p.m. April 1 at WaterColor Inn and Resort, meeting room 2. Call 267-1216 or email Michele@visitsouthwalton.com.
Cinema Under the Stars: Bring blankets and low back chairs to enjoy Up from 7:30-10 p.m. April 1 under the stars in the Alys Beach Amphitheatre. Movie is free. Pipers will offer food and beverage.
April 8: Toy Story 3
April 15: The Little Mermaid
Mathew Hall: Entertainer Mathew Hall performs at Maries Bistro, 2260 W. Hwy. 30A in Blue Mountain Beach, from 5-8 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays during brunch.
Wednesday Night Concert Series: Folsom Prison Gang, a Johnny Cash Tribute, performs a free concert from 7-9 p.m. April 2 in the Events Plaza at The Village of Baytowne Wharf at Sandestin. Call 267-8186.
April 9: The Return, a Beatles Tribute
April 16: Stayin Alive, music of the 70s
April 23: Emerald Coast Blues Brothers, Blues Bothers Tribute
April 30: The Last Waltz Ensemble, a Band Tribute
Spring Concert Series: Blue Ribbon Healers perform from 6-8 p.m. April 2 in the Alys Beach Amphitheatre. The event is free. Pipers will offer food and beverage.
April 9: Daphne Willis
April 16: Heritage
AmericanaUnder The Stars: Bring a chair, a beverage and enjoy the music from 6-8 p.m. April 3 in the amphitheater at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park in Santa Rosa Beach, hosted by Lucky Mud. Free admission into park and a suggested donation of $5 goes to the Friends of Topsail Hill.
Kickball on Kelly Green: Grab the entire family for a pick-up game of kickball from 3-4 p.m. Thursdays, through April 18, on Kelly Green in Alys Beach.
Central Square Cinema: Grab your blanket and head to the Lyceum Lawn next to the Seaside Neighborhood School at 7:30 p.m. April 4 for the family movie, Wall-E, under the stars.
April 11: Planes
Art Walk: The First Thursday Art Walk will be held from 5-8 p.m. April 3 on Logan Lane in Grayton Beach. Galleries and shops will be open extended hours.
Audubon Society: The Choctawhatchee Audubon Society will meet at 6:30 p.m. April 3 in Room 130 on the ground floor of the Student Services Center at the Niceville campus of NWFSC. Optics for Birding will be presented by local nature photographer and lifelong optics lover, Walt Spence. Call 582-7064 for information.
April 5-6: The annual retreat will be held at St. Georges Island, Sportsmans Lodge, 99 N Bayshore Drive, P.O. Box 606 in Eastpoint, Fla. Call 670-8423 for reservations. Call 678-6665 for information.
April 26: The Choctawhatchee Estuary Family Festival takes place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Fred Gannon Rocky Bayou State Park on SR 20 near Niceville. There will be games for kids and demonstrations on the use of binoculars and scopes for birding and nature watching. Call 582-7064 to volunteer or for more info.
WCEDA: The Walton County Economic Development Alliance will hold its monthly board meeting at noon April 3 in the Walton County Administration Conference Room, 76 North 6th Street in DeFuniak Springs.
EC Top Salon: The third annual Top Salon Makeover Charity Competition begins at 7 p.m. April 4 at the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa for a night of makeovers, drinks, music, food and fun. EC Top Salon 2014 completely challenges the expertise and creativity of the top nominated 10 area salons as they embark on a 24-hour head-to-toe makeover transformation of a local resident (model) of their choosing. The event is open to the public. Tickets are $57 per person and available at EmeraldCoastMagazine.com.
Sip n Shop: The Fourth Annual Sip n Shop, a day of shopping, eating and sipping, will be held as part of the Chi Chi Miguel Throwdown from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 4 at the bayfront La Ciel ballroom at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. All proceeds beneï¬t Alaqua Animal Refuge. Tickets are $150/person at www.alaquaanimalrefuge.org.
Tomatoes workshop: The UF/IFAS Walton Extension with the Master Gardeners will hold the sixth annual Totally Tomatoes Workshops from 2-3:30 p.m. April 4 at 732 N. 9th St. in DeFuniak Springs and from 10-11:30 a.m. April 11 at 70 Logan Lane in Grayton Beach. Cost is $10 and includes all materials and three tomato plants. Register by March 31 at 892-8172 and send checks made out to Walton County Advisory/Tomatoes to DeFuniak Springs address.
St. Agathas Breakfast: Breakfast Cooked to Order will be held from 7-11 a.m. April 5, and May 3 in the Parish Hall at St. Agathas 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.
Earth Day: Biophilias Annual Earth Day Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 5 in Freeport. Events include music by the Wildlife Specialists, festival foods, environmental demos and exhibits, World of Wonder, live animal programs, arts and crafts, local vendors, nature hikes, a childrens garden, bounce house, games, face painting and more. Admission is $8/adults, $5/children, free/two and under.
WaltonCountyAviators: The EAA Chapter, Walton County Aviators #1548, will meet at 10 a.m. April 5 in the DeFuniak Springs airport FBO facility. People interested in aviation and in joining the Chapter are welcome to attend.
Rock Destin/Club LA: Soil plus Tantric performs at 7:30 p.m. April 9 at Rock Destin at Club La, 34876 Emerald Coast Parkway. All tickets are general admission and age 18 plus. Purchase tickets at rockdestin.com.
April 11: Fuel
April 18: Monster Truck
April 27: Rehab
March 29: Roosevelt Franklin
Coffee with commissioner: Walton County District 4 Commissioner Sara Comander will host Coffee with the Commissioner at 5:30 p.m. April 10 at Red Bay Community Center and at 5:30 p.m. April 24 at the DeFuniak Springs Community Center.
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.
West IndiesMarkets: Artists in the areas of jewelry, wood and metal sculptures, watercolor, oil, photography, pottery and more can be seen at the West Indies Markets 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.
Volunteer Day: Northwest Florida State Colleges PRIME Time will host a Volunteer Day from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 16 in the Student Services Center and the Student Activities Center, 1st floors, at the Niceville campus. Local representatives from a variety of non-profit agencies will be on hand to answer questions about volunteer opportunities in the local area. Call 729-6084.
Equine Educational Series: Farrier Keely Bass will speak from 9-11 a.m. April 19 at Alaqua Animal Refuge, 914 Whitfield Road in Freeport. She specializes in a s and specializes in a natural balance practical approach with her farrier work.
Artwalk on the Harbor: Local and regional artists and vendors display their work at Artwalk on the Harbor, started by DestinBoardwalk.com and AJ's Seafood, and is held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 20 and May 18 within the Destin Boardwalk from east of Margaritaville to AJs. The event is free.
Ribbon cutting: The new South Walton Boys & Girls Clubs of the Emerald Coast will open with a ribbon cutting and festivities at 4 p.m. April 22 at 427 Greenway Trail in Santa Rosa Beach. Interactive tours will continue through 7 p.m. Light Hors d'oeuvres will be served.
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.
Gimme Abbey: A tribute to the two greatest bands in rock and roll history, the Beatles and The Rolling Stones, Return and Satisfaction join forces to present Gimme Abbey at 7 p.m. April 24 at the Mattie Kelly Cultural Arts Village in Destin. Admission is $18 per adult, $15 for MKAF members and children under 12 are free. Visit www.MattieKellyArtsFoundation.org or call 850-650-2226.
Writing, Publishing Workshop: Write Your Novel and Publish It! workshop, taught by award-winning author Victor DiGenti, will take place April 2426 at the Seaside Institutes Academic Village. The classes provide writers with the tools needed to craft their own novel, plus shows them how to take the next step toward getting published and marketing their book. The tuition is $275/person and includes a comprehensive workbook and a final day celebratory gathering to hear the work of each writer. For information and registration visit http://www.seasideacademicvillage.com/#!writing-2/ckra.
Cajun Crawfish Bash: The Rotary Club of Destin will present a Cajun Crawfish Bash at 5:30 p.m. May 2 at the Mattie Kelly Cultural Arts Village in Destin. Event proceeds will benefit young families in need through Food For Thought, Harvest House and the Boys & Girls Club of the Emerald Coast. Crawfish cuisine, plus hamburgers, hot dogs and barbeque chicken, will be served and the Season Ammons Band will perform. Destin Rotarians will serve as Private Peelers and Bucket Barmaids to earn tips and compete for the title of Top Crawdad. Tickets are on sale for $25/person, $10/children under 12, and $30/day of event. Call 837-1071 for tickets or purchase from any Destin Rotarian.
Resurrecting van Gogh: Emerald Coast Theatre Company presents Resurrecting van Gogh, a new solo performance piece based on the life, work and writings of Andy Martin, at 7:30 p.m. May 2 at 216 Quincy Circle in Seaside. Tickets are $15/adults and $8/students. Proceeds benefit Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coasts Arts in Medicine Program. Call 231-0733.
Music concert: AMusic in the Lodge concert with Carly Bak will be held from 6:30-8 p.m. May 3 in the Lodge at Camp Helen State Park, 23937 P C Beach Parkway in Panama City Beach. Free admission to the park. Donations to the Friends of Camp Helen are requested for admission and refreshments. Call 233-5059.
BlazeFest 2014: Apex Broadcasting, comprised of Highway 98 Country, 103.1 The Blaze, 102.1 The Wave, and Q92, along with the City of Niceville, Eglin AFB, and all participating sponsors, will host BlazeFest 2014 on May 24 at Twin Oaks Park in Niceville. General admission is $40/advance and $50/day. For ticket information and line up, visit blazefestrocks.com.
Gregg Allman: Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Gregg Allman brings his distinctive Southern Rock & Blues sound to the Green @ Gulf Place May 28. Tickets are available at select local retail stores along 30A including Central Square Records in Seaside or at GulfPlaceEvents.com.
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Alzheimers support group: Alzheimer's Family Services hosts a support group for family members or friends coping with a loved one with Alzheimers disease at 2 p.m. the last Tuesday of the month 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.
Stories by the Sea: The Seaside Rep presents a storytelling experience for children of all ages at 3:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays in Seaside.
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.
Adventures in Alys: Join The Seaside Repertory Theatre for a storytelling experience for children of all ages from 10-10:30 a.m. Mondays at Fonville Press, 147 N Charles Street in Alys Beach.
Nature Trail Tour: Wear comfortable shoes and meet at Fonville Press in Alys Beach for a tour of the Alys Beach Nature Trail from 1-2 p.m. Mondays.
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 Messinas, 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.
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.
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 Maries 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 churchs U.S. 98 campus during inclement weather and if the temperature is below 50 degrees. Call 267-0322.
Jazz Brunch: Messinas 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.
The Market: The Market at Gulf Place, 30A farmers market, will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sundays and 3-7 p.m. Thursdays on the amphitheater green at Gulf Place in Santa Rosa Beach.
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 Farmers Market: Pick up fresh produce from The Produce Gal from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays at Gulf Place Farmers 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 at 6 p.m. Thursdays at Redds Fueling Station, 2320 W. County Hwy. 30A 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 Redds 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 Hammerheads Bar and Grille, 137 Fishermans 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.
Ikes Fun Tuesday: An evening of great music, sax, keyboard and dancing is held from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at Maries 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 Parks 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 childrens 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 caretakers 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 Bahamas 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 Shortys 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 Stinkys 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 Christianos Ristorante in Santa Rosa Beach. Call 267-2185.
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 McLeans 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 TJs 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 Shortys Surfside & Topside, 63 Hotz Ave. in Grayton Beach.
Maries Bistro: Entertainment includes Ike on Sax on Tuesdays, Karaoke on Wednesdays and Ike & Tim at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays at Maries Bistro in Santa Rosa Beach.