All area codes are 850 unless specified.
Saturday, Oct. 27
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. at 3422 US Hwy 98 W in Santa Rosa Beach. All proceeds will be used for community outreach. Call 267-0322.
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.
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. 27-28 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.
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. 28
SouthernFare Dinner Series
Celebrate WaterColor Inn & Resort’s 10th Anniversary with an Oktoberfest Celebration featuring craft beer and German specialty foods from 2-6 p.m. in Marina Park. The fall festival includes games, pumpkin carving contest with judging at 5 p.m., music/entertainment, and the movie, “Beetlejuice,” at 6 p.m. Call 231-7713.
The Battle for America
Join former Navy Seals and Retired Special Ops leaders for a presentation and discussion by Ryan Zinke and other leaders concerning information and preparation for the upcoming election at 3p.m. in the Likside Exhibit Hall at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. For information, email email@example.com.
Pastel Society Juried Exhibition
The Pastel Society of North Florida will host its 12th Biennial National Juried All-Pastel Exhibition Oct. 28 to Nov. 30 at Mattie Kelly Arts Center Galleries, 100 College Blvd. at Northwest Florida State College. The opening reception is at 2 p.m. Oct. 28. The exhibition is free and open to the public. For information, email artgalleries@NWFSC.edu or 729-6044.
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.
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.
Monday, Oct. 29
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.
Tuesday, Oct. 30
Dannica Lowery performs live from 6-9 p.m. at Shorty’s Surfside Bar, 63 Hotz Ave. in Grayton Beach. Call 468-0417.
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.
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. 31
Alzheimer’s support group
Alzheimer's Family Services will hold a support group for family members or friends coping with a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease at 2 p.m. at The Great Event Center (Creehan’s), 12590 Emerald Coast Parkway, Suite C. The support group is free and respite care is available. To register or for additional information, call 478-7790 or visit www.AlzFamServ.org.
Wednesday Night Concert Series
DJ will play frightening good tunes on the Events Plaza stage at The Village of Baytowne Wharf from 6-8 p.m. Oct. 31 on the Events Plaza Stage, Call 267-8186.
Rosalina plays classic standards and show tunes on keyboard from 6-9 p.m. at Christiano's Ristorante in Santa Rosa Beach. Call 267-2185.
Arbor Wealth Management, LLC will host an Income Generation Seminar at 10 a.m. Oct. 31 in the Arbor Wealth Conference Room. Strategies are most appropriate for investors with $250,000 or more of investable assets. Refreshments will be served. Call 608-6121 to reserve seating.
Thursday, Nov. 1
The Emerald Coast Meditation Society will meet at 6:30 p.m. at 480 N. Co. Hwy. 393 in Santa Rosa Beach. “Balance Your Qi With Me” will be presented by yoga teacher Michele Jorge. Those who attend bring a yoga mat if they can and wear comfortable clothing. Anyone who needs meditation instruction should arrive by 6:15 p.m. For information email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Miss Christmas Star Pageant
The Miss Chautauqua Pageant Board and the Chautauqua Center, Inc., will present the 2012 Miss Christmas Star Pageant on Nov. 17 at the WISE Center Auditorium in DeFuniak Springs, Florida. A $150 scholarship will be given to the winner. Forms can be found at www.facebook.com/misschautauqua or email email@example.com. Call 401-1505 or 419-1827. The deadline for entry is Nov. 1. Proceeds from the pageant benefit the Miss Chautauqua Scholarship Fund. Age groups are 0-23 months, 2-3 years, 4-6 years, 7-9 years, 10-12 years, 13-15 years and 16-21 years.
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.
Choctawhatchee Audubon Society
Monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. in Room 302 of the new Student Services Center at the Niceville campus of N/W Florida State College. The meeting is free and open to anyone who has an interest in birds or nature. Call 8582-7064.
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.
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.
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.
Friday, Nov. 2
Telluride Mountain Film Festival
Celebrate the 12th Annual Film Festival at WaterColor Inn & Resort Nov. 2-3. 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 www.watercolorresort.com/florida-gulf-coast/mt-film.asp or at the gate. Single night admission in advance is $35/adult per night and $30/child per night. Two night admission in advance is $65/adult and $50/child. At the gate, single night is $45/adult and $40/child. Two night is $85/adult and $75/child. No outside food, beverage or coolers allowed in the MountainFilm Festival gates. No pets allowed at this event.
The Order of the Eastern Star #281 meets at 7:30 p.m. at Herman Lodge on Madison Street in Freeport. Call 835-2314.
Saturday, Nov. 3
ZumbaThon, to benefit Caring & Sharing of South Walton County, will be held from 2-4 p.m. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
Community Clean Up
District 4 Commissioner Sara Comander will sponsor Community Clean Up Day from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. 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.
Robert Wheeler, certified organic farmer, will make presentations at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center. Standard admission rates apply. Call 835-1824.
Choctawhatchee Audubon Society
Bird walk 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.
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 www.gritandgrace.org.