All area codes are 850 unless specified.
Saturday, Dec. 29
Hike one of the several trails throughout the day 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. Informative recycling programs begin at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Adults are $5; children $2; under 6, free. Call 835-1824.
A Dumped book signing will be held from 4-7 p.m. Dec. 29 at Sirens “The Lavender Lounge,” 1414 County Road 283 in Grayton Beach. The ultimate post-breakup bible for women will inspire women to take charge of their lives and get over their exes.
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. 30
Sunday Brunch with Mathew Hall
Buffet style brunch with music by local musician Mathew Hall will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Marie’s Bistro, 2260 W. Hwy. 30A in Blue Mountain Beach.
Enjoy brunch with music by The Steenos from 12-3 p.m. at Stinky's Fish Camp, 5994 County Road 30A in Santa Rosa Beach.
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. 31
An art exhibit by Melissa Davis and Jamie Conley will be held through Dec. 31 at Amavida Coffee in Seaside.
Tuesday, Jan. 1
Polar Bear Splash and Paddle Board Dash
Join the South Walton Fire District for its inaugural Polar Bear Splash and Paddle Board Dash at 11 a.m. at the Ed Walline beach access at the south end on CR 393 in Santa Rosa Beach. Sign in begins at 10 a.m., and both begin at 11 a.m. $20 donation. Proceeds will benefit the SWFD Department Relations Committee and Donations 4 Danny Fund. Call 267-1298.
A Turpentine Trail Hike begins at 1:30 p.m. at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park in Santa Rosa Beach for America’s State Parks First Day Hikes. Program requires a $6 entry admission into the park. Outside tours are canceled during severe weather. For information, call 267-8330.
Wednesday, Jan. 2
Coastal Library “Winter Prime Time” programs begin at 10 a.m. Wiley Selman and The Coastal Strummers, along with Bob Hill, will make his appearance with the saw and autoharp. Selman will offer free instruction in January at the Coastal Library. Register at 267-2809.
Rosalina plays classic standards and show tunes on keyboard from 6-9 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays at Christiano's Ristorante in Santa Rosa Beach. Call 267-2185.
Thursday, Jan. 3
The Emerald Coast Meditation Society will meet at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 3 at 480 N. Co. Hwy. 393 in Santa Rosa Beach. Speaker will be Terry Ingraham, a wellness life coach who will delve into the meaning of Blue Sky Living. For information email email@example.com.
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.
Friday, Jan. 4
Catch the music of Donnie Sundal from 7-10 p.m. at Local Catch Bar & Grill, 3711 W County 30A in Blue Mountain Beach.
Alan Moore Art Exhibit
A Rock n’ Roll Inspired Junk Art Exhibit featuring the work of Alan Moore plus live music with Chris and Gileah Taylor, Wood Rat and Libby O’Neill begins at 6 p.m. at Amavida Coffee,
4281 County Hwy 30A in Rosemary Beach.
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, Jan. 5
Darrell McMann, a resident of Cantonment, will sign copies of his book, “Welcome To The Brier Patch,” from 2:30-5 p.m. at Sundog Books, 89 Central Square in Santa Rosa Beach.
Enjoy the music of Heritage at 9 p.m. at Pandora’s, 63 Defuniak Street in Grayton Beach.
Forrest Williams performs from 6-10 p.m. at Edward's Fine Food & Wine, 66 Main Street in Rosemary Beach.