All area codes are 850 unless specified.
Saturday, Dec. 1
Solve the mystery of the tracks, skulls and furs at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center. Standard admission rates apply. Call 835-1824.
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, Dec. 2
A World Affair
A World Affair will be held from 1-4 p.m. 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.
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, Dec. 3
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.
A 45-minute Yoga Express class will be held at 8 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at The Studio, 30A Yoga in Seaside. Cost is $12 drop-in, no monthly fee. Call 320-237-4201 for more information.
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, Dec. 4
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 Thursdays. Call 217-6620 for more information.
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.
The Town Planters of Freeport will meet at 7 p.m. at the Blount House on Kylea Laird Road. Call 835-5611.
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 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.
Wednesday, Dec. 5
Sacred Heart Hospital
Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast will hold a joint replacement class at 10 a.m. in the hospital’s Resource Center Suite 3 conference room. To attend, call Linda Ledford at 278-3646.
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.
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.
Thursday, Dec. 6
The Emerald Coast Meditation Society will meet at 6:30 p.m. at 480 N. Co. Hwy. 393 in Santa Rosa Beach. Yaani Drucker, who has made more than 25 trips to India and a number of spiritual treks through the Himalayas, will share some of her experiences in a talk, “Life’s Real Purpose: Awakening to the Truth.” For information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Morgan Stanley Seminar
Marilu Lammon, financial advisor at Morgan Stanley, will host a seminar, “Plan for Your Future. Make It Happen,” at 11:30 a.m. Dec. 6 in the Morgan Stanley Conference Room, 133 Racetrack Road NW in Fort Walton Beach. Lunch will be served. Call 863-7270 to reserve a space for this complimentary educational seminar.
A new 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.
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.
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.
Friday, Dec. 7
Buddha Lounge will host a Special Olympics of Florida Fundraiser from 6-10 p.m. Dec. 7. Ten percent of all Buddha Lounge's profits will be donated to the cause. Many locals businesses have donated prizes for a silent auction and raffle. Raffle tickets are being sold for $5 and are sold at the Buddha Lounge until event date. Prizes include local artwork, massage and personal trainer certificates, restaurant certificates and more.
Waterford Wedgwood at Silver Sands will host an in-store signing reception from 12-4 p.m. with Gerard Treacy, Waterford Brand ambassador and master glass blower. Phone orders call 650-1636.
Saturday, Dec. 8
The Junior Orchestra of Northwest Florida State College will present its Fall Concert at 11 a.m. in Tyler Recital Hall in the Music Wing of NWFSC in Niceville. Call 651-4308.
Hike one of the several trails and learn about the native flora and fauna of the Longleaf Pine Ecosystem at the E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center. The guided hikes will include wildlife and habitat identification and is driven by the group's interests. Comfortable footwear, water bottle, and insect repellant is recommended. Standard admission rates apply. Call 835-1824.
Baytowne on Ice
The ice skating rink at The Village of Baytowne Wharf will be open through Jan. 31 at the Apex Broadcasting Skating Pavilion. For $10 guests can skate for an hour and a half. Skate rental is $2. The first hour of each day is reserved for "kids skate" for youth 12 and under. Season passes are available for $140. Call 816-682-1003 for times and special skating packages.