All area codes are 850 unless specified.

Choctawhatchee Audubon Society
A bird walk will be held Nov. 3 at South Walton Courthouse Annex with Dee Nickerson. Meet at the Bluewater Bay Winn-Dixie at 7:30 a.m. or at the Courthouse at 8 a.m. Call 897-2035. Wear long pants and sleeves.

Telluride Mountain Film Festival

Celebrate the 12th Annual Film Festival at WaterColor Inn & Resort Nov. 3. Festival gates open at 6 p.m. and films begin at 7 p.m. at the Marina Park Amphitheater under the stars. Bring blankets and lawn chairs.

Tickets may be purchased at or at the gate. No outside food, beverage or coolers allowed in the gates. No pets allowed at this event.


ZumbaThon, to benefit Caring & Sharing of South Walton County, will be held from 2-4 p.m. Nov. 3 at Butler Elementary School in Santa Rosa Beach. The suggested entrance donation is $10. There will be four Zumba instructors, refreshments and raffle items donated by local businesses. Email for information.

Florida Trail Association

The Florida Trail Association will hold the following events. Visit or call the listed number.

• Nov. 3: Volunteers needed for trail maintenance on Eglin reservation at 8 a.m. Eglin recreation permit required. Call 683-0803 or 243-5005.
• Nov. 10: Bring the kids for an educational kid’s (and adult’s) hike at Krul Lake at 8:30 a.m. A day use fee is required. Call 803-9190 or 865-7075.
• Nov. 10: An overnight backpacking trip on Eglin near DeFuniak Springs at noon. Eglin recreation permit is required. Call 585-5150.
• Nov. 14: A 6.6-mile hike on the Alaqua Trail near DeFuniak Springs at 8:30 a.m. Eglin recreation permit required. Call 651-0902.
• Nov 17: A 10-mile hike on the Econfina Trail in Bay County at 9 a.m. Call 302-528-8284 or 689-8528.
• Nov. 22: A pot luck Thanksgiving dinner at Blackwater River State Park at noon with a short, leisurely hike around the Chain of Lakes trail afterwards. Call 682-6098.
• Nov. 27: Meeting at 6 p.m. at Ed’s Hometown Seafood & Steaks in Niceville. Visitors welcome. Call 654-1172.

Community Clean Up

District 4 Commissioner Sara Comander will sponsor Community Clean Up Day from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 3 at Choctaw Beach Park on State Road 20 in the Choctaw Beach community. Dumpsters provided for Walton County residents to dump trash, yard debris, tires, appliances, and other miscellaneous items. A crew and equipment to off-load heavy items will be available. Recycling trailers will also be available for newsprint, glass, and aluminum. Do not bring poisons, pesticides, paints, thinners, gasoline, and other flammables.

Biophilia Center

Robert Wheeler, certified organic farmer, will make presentations at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Nov. 3 at the E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center. Standard admission rates apply. Call 835-1824.

Grit & Grace

An encore performance of “Life at the Landings … and Beyond,” written and directed by Nancy Hasty for Grit & Grace, will be held at 7 p.m. Nov. 3 and 2 p.m. Nov. 4 at the Wise Educational and Performing Arts Center, 555 Walton Road in DeFuniak Springs. Seating is limited. Tickets are $10 and $15 at door. Call 270-7008 or visit

Identifying the invader

The Walton County Master Gardeners present the ninth lecture in a series for local gardeners from 10-11:30 a.m. Nov. 7 at the UofFL/Walton Coastal Branch Extension Office, 70 Logan Lane in Grayton Beach. Sheila Dunning, a University of FL/Okaloosa County Extension Horticulture Agent, will educate attendees about invasive species from both the animal and plant kingdoms in our area.

The program is free and open to the public, however seating is limited to 30 participants. Make reservations at 892-8172.

Public workshops

A series of public workshops to allow input from the public regarding the Beach Activities Ordinance will be held at 10 a.m. Nov. 7 at the Walton County Courthouse Annex, 31 Coastal Centre Blvd. in Santa Rosa Beach and at 1 p.m. Nov. 8 at the Walton County Courthouse, 571 US Hwy. 90 West in DeFuniak Springs.

Emerald Coast Golf Classic

The Second Annual Emerald Coast Golf Classic to benefit Emerald Coast Middle School will be held at 10:30 a.m. Nov. 9 at Raven Golf Club at Sandestin. Four man scramble with silent auction, door prizes, lunch and T-shirts. Individuals and teams welcome. Fee is $100/individual player, $375/four man team, and $100/hold sponsorship. To register, call 685-0171 or email

Thank-A-Vet 5K

The Walton High School Air Force Junior ROTC will host a 5K Run/Walk to pay tribute to veterans at 8 a.m. Nov. 10 beginning at the DeFuniak Springs Amphitheater, 1183 Circle Drive. Cost is $20/preregistration and $25/race day. Register at Call 892-1270, ext. 4475 for information.

Toy Drive

Cheeseburger in Paradise will host a Toy Drive from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 10 in the parking lot of the business at Silver Sands Premium Outlets to help local foster children.

A free appetizer card will be given for any donation of a new toy, and a 20 percent discount on lunch that day will be given for any food dropped off. Also, remember there are teenagers in foster homes, and gift cards or teenager gifts would be greatly appreciated. Call 357-3562 or 837-0197.

Coastal Holiday Market

The second annual Coastal Holiday Market will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 10 at St. Rita Church, 173 Moll Drive in Santa Rosa Beach. There will be more than 30 artisans and crafters, homemade cinnamon rolls and Boy Scouts to serve lunch.

Flutterby Festival

One of South Walton's premier events celebrating the migration of the Monarch Butterfly, Flutterby Festival takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 10 and 11 at Rosemary Beach's South Barrett Square, Main Street and Western Green. The event provides live music, interactive storytelling, animal encounters and an array of artists, vendors and exhibitors. A master gardener will be on hand teaching children the art of building a butterfly garden. The fun-filled day also includes a butterfly costume parade at 3 p.m., street games, face painting, and street and mural painting. The event is free. Call 622-5970.

Free doughnut

Krispy Kreme will honor veterans and active military personnel in uniform or with valid military identification with a free coffee and doughnut for Veterans Day on Nov. 11 at participating Krispy Kreme locations. No purchase necessary.

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.

Yoga class

A new Restorative/Gentle Yoga Class will be held at 11:30 a.m. every Thursday at Balance Health Studio 30a in Seagrove. There is no cost to individuals currently receiving treatment for any type of cancer. Call 532-4295.

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.

Marie's Bistro

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.

Rudy Applewhite

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,

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.


Rosalina plays classic standards and show tunes on keyboard from 6-9 p.m. Wednesdays at Christiano's Ristorante in Santa Rosa Beach. Call 267-2185.

Fusion fitness classes

Hope Lutheran Church, 3422 U.S. 98 W 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.

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. Sundays. Call 213-0015.

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.

Seaside Farmers Market

Get your pick of fresh produce, baked goods, dairy products, native plants and other unique offerings during Market on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon in the Amphitheatre behind Raw & Juicy. Enjoy special cooking demos and activities.

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

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 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.

Book Lover’s Club

The Coastal Library Book Lover’s Club will be held from 10-11 a.m. Nov. 13 in the community room of the Coastal Branch Library, 437 Greenway Trail in Santa Rosa Beach. New members are welcome along with their friends. Book to be discussed is Jane Austen’s work of choice.. Call 267-2809 or visit

• Dec. 11: “State of Wonder” by Ann Patchett
• Jan. 8: “The Tenderness of Wolves” by Stef Penney
• Feb. 12: “In the Sanctuary of Outcasts” by Neil White Jackie
• March 12: “Unbroken” by Laura Hillenbrand
• April 9: “The Dressmaker of Khair Khan” by Gayle T. Lemmon

Seagrove Garden Club

The Seagrove Garden Club meets at 10 a.m. Nov. 14 at Nick’s on the Beach in Blue Mountain Beach. Russ Barley, owner of Emerald Coast Florists, presents “Holiday Arrangements.” The cost to members will vary from $18 to $23 depending on the venue. Guests will be an additional $5. Reservations are required at 267-9586.

Hansel and Gretel

The Florida Chautauqua Theatre presents a musical adaptation of Grimms’ fairytale, “Hansel and Gretel,” at 7 p.m. Nov. 16 and 17 and 2:30 p.m. Nov. 18 at 830 Baldwin Ave. in DeFuniak Springs. Tickets are $14/adults and $10/students 22 years and younger. To purchase tickets, call 892-9494 or email

SouthernFare Dinner Series

WaterColor Inn & Resort presents a Georgia Farm to Table Dinner in the BoatHouse, featuring White Oaks Pastures, Gayla’s Grits and Georgia Olive Farms, on Nov. 17. Enjoy this elegant dinner prepared by the chefs at Fish Out of Water with finest beef offered by White Oak Pastures. Seating at 7 p.m. Cost is $65/++ pp res required. Call 231-7713.

• Dec. 9: Enjoy a traditional offering of a wild game sourced regionally with fresh local sides to compliment this healthy offering. Seating at 7p.m. Cost is $65/++ pp res required.

Pastel Society Juried Exhibition

The Pastel Society of North Florida will host its 12th Biennial National Juried All-Pastel Exhibition through Nov. 30 at Mattie Kelly Arts Center Galleries, 100 College Blvd. at Northwest Florida State College. The exhibition is free and open to the public. For information, email or 729-6044.


A World Affair

A World Affair will be held from 1-4 p.m. Dec. 2 at the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort’s Linkside Exhibition Hall and will celebrate food, dance and culture from around the world. Several Emerald Coast restaurants will serve a selection of international foods, and area performing arts groups will demonstrate cultural dances. An international fashion show will showcase traditional clothing from a variety of countries, and a silent auction will be held.

All proceeds benefit Covenant Hospice’s unfunded programs in Okaloosa and Walton counties. Covenant Hospice needs restaurants to participate and items for the silent auction. Corporate sponsorships are available and range from $100 to $2,500. Call 598-4815.

Sounds of the Season

The Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation will present their annual Christmas concert, Sounds of the Season, at 7 p.m. Dec. 7 at Village Baptist Church in Destin.

Admission is a donation of an unwrapped child’s toy to be distributed among the participating church’s outreach ministries. A love offering at intermission will benefit the Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation’s “All Kinds of Art” program, a children’s educational outreach for the literary, performing and visual arts.

Call 650-2226 or visit