All area codes are 850 unless specified.
Saturday, Jan. 26
Caring & Sharing of South Walton County will have a Fashion Show and Lunch from 2-4 p.m. at the Sandestin Linkside Conference Center. Proceeds will benefit the Caring & Sharing Pantry. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at 850-267-2866. They are located at 112 Lynn Drive in Santa Rosa Beach and are open Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-3 p.m. and Saturdays 9 a.m. to noon.
Learn about hawks, owls, and other native raptors with Lisa Miller, E.O.Wilson Biophilia Center's Birds of Prey rehabilitator, at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center. Standard admission rates apply. Call 835-1824.
Learn what type of creatures, on land and sea, can be found in this area at 2 p.m. at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park in Santa Rosa Beach. Programs require a $6 entry admission into the park. Outside tours are canceled during severe weather. Call 267-8330.
Florida Trail Association
Take a 3, 5, or 8-mile hike at 9 a.m. in Point Washington State Forrest near Santa Rosa Beach. Call 302-528-8284 or 816-916-5736. Or enjoy a 4-mile night hike around Karick Lake at 5 p.m. with dinner following at the Gator Café in Baker. Call 651-0902 or 682-6098.
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.
In celebration of the 30A Songwriters Fest, yoga classes will be offered at 9 and 11:30 a.m. Saturday and 10:30 a.m. Sundays at The Studio in Seaside. The drop in rate is $15; mats and towels are available.
Sunday, Jan. 27
Water of Life
Good News United Methodist Church Children's ministries has partnered with Compassion International's Water of Life project, H2GO, to provide clean water that helps lift children out of poverty. For $79, Compassion can provide a water filtering system with a reusable filter that will give one family a million gallons of fresh water. If you would like to donate to help with the water project, stop by Good News with a donation or mail it in. All donations need to be in by Feb. 3. To help raise awareness of the need for clean water, families and individual from the community will participate in a Walk-For-Water Jan. 27. To participate, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 699-6030.
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. 28
Kids Winter Reading Challenge
Children of all ages can pick up their reading logs at the Coastal Library for “Kids Winter Reading Challenge” beginning Jan. 28. There will be five reward stickers readers earn to help meet their reading goals and complete their reading log, children’s book bags and chocolate chip, pepperoni pizza, roasted marshmallows, and buttered popcorn multi-scented booksmarks.
For all readers who take the challenge, help celebrate your reading success at 3:30 p.m. April 18 with a “Campout Party” in conjunction with National Library Week. Call 267-2809.
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,
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.
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, Jan. 29
Walton County District 5 County Commissioner Cindy Meadows will hold a South Walton Town meeting from 8-9 a.m. at the Great Southern Café in Seaside to discuss general issues or concerns in regard to spring break. Call 231-2978.
Members of the Walton County state legislative delegation will hold a public hearing from 1:30-3 p.m. Jan. 29 at the Walton County Commissioners' Chamber Boardroom, 571 US Highway 90 West in DeFuniak Springs. Delegation members will hear public comments on proposals for the 2013 Legislative Session. They will also consider and vote on “local bills”, which is state legislation that only pertains to a municipality, taxing district, or school district within the county. Call toll-free 1-866-450-4366 or email at email@example.com no later than 5 p.m. Jan. 25 to attend.
Relay for Life
The DeFuniak Springs Relay for Life will hold its first Team Captain meeting at the Continental Worship Center, 2132 U.S. 90 in DeFuniak Springs. This year’s theme is “Tune Out Cancer.” Individuals who participate will raise funds over the next few months, culminating in the event at Walton High Schools on April 26 and 27. Other Team Captain’s meetings will be held Feb.19, March 19 and April 23. Call 978-1168.
Wildlife lighting workshop
Participants will learn about threatened and endangered sea turtles that nest in Walton County and see how different types of lights affect the turtles at a Wildlife Friendly Lighting Workshop at 2 p.m. at the District 5 Commissioner/South Walton Extension Office, 70 Logan Lane in Santa Rosa Beach.
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.
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.
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. 30
Prime Time programs
Dr. David Ott presents “Evening in Vienna,” music of Mozart & Beethoven, music and times at the end of the 18th century in Vienna, at 10 a.m. as part of Walton County Library’s “Prime Time” program at the Coastal Branch Library, 437 Greenway Trail in Santa Rosa Beach. Register early at 267-2809.
Arbor Wealth Management, LLC will host “2013 Market Outlook: Retirement and Income Generation” at 10 a.m. and also at 5 p.m. in the Arbor Wealth Conference Room. Firm founder and principal Margaret R. McDowell, ChFC®, AIF, will lead a Power Point presentation that provides an overview of anticipated market trends in 2013. Income generation and investment strategies outlined are most appropriate for investors with $250,000 or more of investable assets. Refreshments will be served. Call 608-6121 to reserve seating.
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. 31
A Teen Team meeting will be held at 3:30 p.m. in the community room of the Coastal Branch Library in Santa Rosa Beach. Mary Ann Loiselle; director of Grand Boulevard and Rehabilitation Center, and two nurses will speak. Join this group for engaging ideas, plan new events, meet other teens. Look forward to appearances from special guests; enjoy good food, crafts and more. Through Feb. 11, the Teen Team will accept donations of new socks to make a “sock cake” to donate to the nursing home. Call 267-2809.
Income Tax Assistance
Volunteers are needed for the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program will hold a volunteer study session Jan. 31 a JobsPlus in DeFuniak Springs. The free tax preparation site has appointments from 9 a.m to 3 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays. To volunteer, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
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.
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, Feb. 1
Tasting of Champions
The Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation’s Tasting of Champions to benefit children in need in Northwest Florida will be held from 6-8 p.m. in the Coral Ballroom at Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf & Beach Resort. Sample more than 600 South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival entries. Tickets are $50 at dcwaf.org.
Girls Getaway Weekend 2013
Join Rosemary Beach Foundation for the eighth annual Girl’s Getaway 2013, a weekend celebration just for the ladies, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Feb. 1-3 with professional singer/songwriters, musicians and chefs. Cooking demonstrations, musical performances, brunches and soirees round out the weekend’s activities. Register at www.rosemarybeachfoundation.org.
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, Feb. 2
Seaside Prize Ceremony
Join in honoring Senator Bob Graham, this year’s Seaside Prize recipient, at a ceremony at 5 p.m. at the Seaside Chapel. This event is free of charge and open to the public.
Patrick Hartsfield from Grayton State Park will talk about the importance of the Choctawhatchee Beach Mouse and the Dune Ecosystem as our first line of defense from storms at 11 a.m. at the E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center. Standard admission rates apply. Call 835-1824.
Learn about the early history of the park and local area while on a guided tour around Camp Helen’s restored historical buildings from 10-10:45 a.m. The tour is free with paid park admission fee of $4 per vehicle. Call 233-5059 for more information.