All area codes are 850 unless specified.
Saturday, Jan. 5
Learn about the importance of gopher tortoises in the longleaf pine forest with Turtle Bob at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center. Standard admission rates apply. Call 835-1824.
Learn to identify palms and pines at 2 p.m. at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park in Santa Rosa Beach. Program requires a $6 entry admission into the park. Outside tours are canceled during severe weather. Call 267-8330.
Join Carol Dickson for a Basket Workshop from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Bayou Arts Center, 105 Hogtown Bayou in Santa Rosa Beach. Bring a brown bag lunch. Cost is $30/members or $35/non-members. To register, call 622-5970.
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.
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.
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.
Sunday, Jan. 6
Have Sunday brunch with The Steenos from 12-3 p.m. at Stinky’s Fish Camp, 5994 Count Road 30A in Santa Rosa Beach.
Local Catch presents live music with Geoff McBride and the Soulshine Band from 3-7 p.m. at 3711 W. County 30A in Blue Mountain Beach.
Franko and The Fiends
Enjoy the music of Franko and The Fiendsfrom 3-6 p.m. at Shorty's Surfside & Topside, 63 Hotz Ave. in Grayton 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, Jan. 7
Friends of Scenic 30-A
The Friends of Scenic 30-A and The 30A Foundation, Inc. will meet from 5-5:45 p.m. at 70 Logan Lane in Grayton Beach. Call 267-1955.
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.
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.
Tuesday, Jan. 8
Book Lover’s Club
The Coastal Library Book Lover’s Club will be held from 10-11 a.m. 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 “The Tenderness of Wolves” by Stef Penney. Call 267-2809 or visit www.youseemore.com/walton.
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.
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, Jan. 9
Prime Time programs
Walton County Library “Prime Time” programs continue at 10 a.m. at the Coastal Branch Library, 437 Greenway Trail in Santa Rosa Beach. Richard A. Weinstein will present the lecture, “The Jilted Bride,” Florida in the Civil War. Program brochures are available at the Coastal library and posted on www.youseemore.com/walton. Register early at 267-2809.
Trivia Night with Big Country
Hosted by “Big Country” AKA Brian Peterson, Trivia Night is an informal, fun, competitive battle to see who has the greatest knowledge of matters trivial at 6 p.m. at Grayt Coffee House, 2 Magnolia St. in Grayton Beach. Admission is $12 for food and non-alcoholic drinks.
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. 10
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. 11
Saint Rita Catholic Church, 137 Moll Drive in Santa Rosa Beach, will have a fish fry from 3-7 p.m. Complete dinner including drinks and dessert is $9/adults and $3.50/children 6-12. Take out available. Proceeds benefit community service programs including Saint Vincent De Paul for the poor.
Learn the history of Florida’s most famous reptile, the alligator, at 2 p.m. at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park in Santa Rosa Beach. Program requires a $6 entry admission into the park. Outside tours are canceled during severe weather. Call 267-8330.
Saturday, Jan. 12
Escape to Create and The Seaside Rep Theatre present Alan Goldspiel, international performer solo classical guitar, featuring the music of legendary Latin Composers, American Blues, traditional Klezmer, and Jazz-influenced original works, at 7:30 p.m. at the Seaside repertory Theatre in Seaside. Special guest Lori Ardovino. Tickets are $25 at SeasideRep.org, Amavida Coffee locations or at 231-0733. Proceeds will benefit Escape2Create music residencies and the Seaside REP Theatre.
Breakfast with a Ranger at 9 a.m. and ask them all the questions you can think of about park wildlife. To cover the cost of food please bring $5, which goes to Friends of Topsail Hill Preserve State Park to enhance the park or bring your own breakfast.
Vocalist and guitarist Jonathan Tennis plays live from 5-9 p.m. at Tommy Bahama’s Restaurant & Bar, 525 Grand Blvd. in Sandestin.