All area codes are 850 unless specified.
Saturday, Oct. 20
Baytowne Wharf Beer Festival
Known as the “Best Beer Fest on the Emerald Coast,” the Fifth Annual Baytowne Wharf Beer Festival from 2-6 p.m. features 40 on-site craft brewers, more than 100 domestic and international beers, seminars and samplings and live music. Tickets are $25/advance and $30/day of. Visit www.baytownebeerfestival.com for a complete schedule.
Kids’ cancer bake sale
Kitchenique will hold a kids’ cancer bake sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on U.S. 98 at City Market in Destin. Proceeds will benefit Cookies for Kids’ Cancer, a not-for-profit organization committed to raising funds to support research for new and improved therapies for pediatric cancers.
Pizza By the Sea will host a fundraiser for Alaqua Animal Refuge all day in WaterColor shopping plaza by Publix. Buy a pizza and say the secret word, “Alaqua,” and a portion of the sale will be donated to Alaqua.
Sale on the Circle
Circle Drive around the Lake Yard in DeFuniak Springs will host the Fifth Annual Sale on the Circle from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Antiques, crafts, collectibles, flea market and yard sale items will be on sale and gumbo by Ellen will be available. Box lunch available. The event benefits St. Agatha’s Episcopal Church.
Rosemary Beach Uncorked
Enjoy a unique open-air food and wine event, Rosemary Beach Uncorked, as you stroll cobblestone streets and explore the diverse culinary styles of eight restaurants from 1-5 p.m. at the town center restaurants. Advance tickets are $75 and $95 at door. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 855-819-2220.
Seaside Farmers Market
Get your pick of fresh produce, baked goods, dairy products, native plants and other unique offerings from 8 a.m. to noon in the Amphitheatre behind Raw & Juicy. Enjoy special cooking demos and activities.
Sunday, Oct. 21
Lakeview Concert Series
The Silver Strings Trio will present a free concert at 3 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church on Circle Drive in DeFuniak Springs. Program includes some rarely heard Baroque gems, classical, a bit of Gershwin and possibly a tango or two. A reception follows. A collection will be taken to support future concerts.
Low Country Boil
723 Whiskey Bravo, 3031 E. County Hwy. 30-A in the heart of Old Seagrove, offers a Low Country Shrimp Boil with boiled shrimp or crawfish and all the fixin’s plus live music from 3-7 p.m. Call 213-0015.
Monday, Oct. 22
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.
Pajama Time Story Time
Join storyteller Ms. Cheryl at 6 p.m. 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.
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.
Tuesday, Oct. 23
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.
Dannica Lowery performs live from 6-9 p.m. at Shorty’s Surfside Bar, 63 Hotz Ave. in Grayton Beach. Call 468-0417.
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.
Wednesday, Oct. 24
Wednesday Night Concert Series
The Village of Baytowne Wharf presents a free concert with Delta Reign from 6-8 p.m. in the Events Plaza. Call 267-8186.
The Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce and the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association host the Panama City Beach Seafood and Music Festival: UNwineD 2012 Oct. 24-28 at Capt. Anderson’s Marina between Capt. Anderson's and Boatyard restaurants. The five-day festival will celebrate seafood, fishing, culinary arts, music, entertainment, arts and culture in Panama City Beach. Call 235-1159 or visit pcbseafoodfestival.com for specific times and events.
Art Show at the Beach
30A artist John Hollan hosts a one night only art show from 5-9 p.m. at 790 on the Gulf Restaurant, 2996 Scenic Hwy. 98 in Destin. Call 650-4853.
Thursday, Oct. 25
Tea Party Patriots
The Walton County Tea Party Patriots will meet at 6 p.m. in the Life Enrichment Senior Center on College Avenue in DeFuniak Springs. Special guest speaker will be Florida House Representative Marti Coley who will speak on future legislation coming before the House. The meeting is free and open to the public. For information call 520-4229.
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.
Fusion fitness class
Hope Lutheran Church, 3422 U.S. 98 W in Santa Rosa Beach, will offer a fusion fitness class at 9 a.m. Attendees may bring a mat, towel, water and light hand weights. Suggested donation is $5. Call 267-0322.
Thursday thread therapy
Needlers, knitters, crocheters and others come for free therapy from 4-6 p.m. on the porch at Yards N Yarn, 3770 Co. Hwy. 3280 in Freeport. Call 880-6404.
A Restorative/Gentle Yoga Class will be held at 11:30 a.m. at Balance Health Studio 30a in Seagrove. There is no cost to individuals currently receiving treatment for any type of cancer. Call 532-4295.
Friday, Oct. 26
Find great bargains on gently-used clothing, electronics/computers and household items at Hope Lutheran Church’s second annual Rummage Sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 26 and 27 at 3422 US Hwy 98 W in Santa Rosa Beach. All proceeds will be used for community outreach. Call 267-0322.
Singer/guitarist Bill Evett performs from 6-10 p.m. Fridays with DJ Shane beginning at 10 p.m. at Marie’s Bistro on 30A in Blue Mountain Beach. Karaoke takes center stage on Wednesdays; Kelsey Anna performs from 7-10 p.m. Thursdays; and Redd Sings from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Tuesdays with DJ Shane beginning at 10 p.m. Shag Music & Dance Class is held from 5-7 p.m. Sundays with Ben Friedman from 7-10 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 27
The Friends of the Coastal Library annual fall book sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the community room at the Coastal Branch Library in Santa Rosa Beach. Friends, new members, and those wishing to join the Friends Group are invited to the pre-sale from 3-5 p.m. Oct 26. All proceeds benefit the library with purchase of new books and items. Call 267-2809.
Chautauqua Vineyards & Winery will host the Annual Harvest Festival. Crafters from all over the Southeast will show off their talents. The arts and crafts show will offer jewelry, paintings, art, baskets, scarves, woodwork, embroidery work, and many more hand crafted items. Local car clubs will present a spectacular cruise in competition. There will be a variety of cars, something for everyone to see. A $100 prize and 3 foot trophy goes to the best in show.
The local Kiwanis Club will serve up hot food and live entertainment will open with classic sounds by Smokin' Rodeo from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Geoff McBride, local rising star and R&B singer featured on NBC's The Voice, will take the stage from 2-6 p.m.
Free pastel art demonstration
The Pastel Society of North Florida will host a free demonstration by world renowned instructor and Pastel Society of America Hall of Fame Honoree Richard McKinley from 12-3 p.m. at the Bayou Arts Center, 105 Hogtown Bayou Lane in Santa Rosa Beach.
Butterfly Nature Walk
Joe Wyatt, Hammock Bay’s on-site ecologist, will introduce you to a variety of wildflowers and butterflies at 9 a.m. The tour will meet in front of The Lake Club in Hammock Bay. Wear long pants and tennis shoes. Call 496-1864.
Learn about a variety of spiders in Northwest Florida at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center. Standard admission rates apply. Call 835-1824.
Grand and Exotic Car Show
Destin’s Grand and Exotic Car Show & Rally will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Town Center at Grand Boulevard in Sandestin.
Presented by Motorfest Magazine and featuring the Destin Car Club and Smith Motorworks, more than 100 of the finest and most exotic cars around including Porsches, Lamborghinis, Lotus, Ferraris and Maseratis will line the boulevard. Admission is free.
Proceeds benefit Children in Crisis. Register your car at www.MotorfestMagazine.com.