All area codes are 850 unless specified.
Saturday, Feb. 2
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. Feb. 2 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. Feb. 2. The tour is free with paid park admission fee of $4 per vehicle. Call 233-5059 for more information.
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.
An informative program on seasonal visitors, the sea turtles, at 2 p.m. at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park in Santa Rosa Beach. Program requires a $6 entry admission. Call 267-8330.
Seaside Farmers Market
Get your pick of fresh produce, baked goods, dairy products, native plants and other unique offerings from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Amphitheatre behind Raw & Juicy. Enjoy special cooking demos and activities.
Sunday, Feb. 3
Yaani Drucker presents “Waking Up to Truth, Undoing the Illusion of Separate Existence” from 4-6 p.m. at the Coastal Branch Library, 437 Greenway Trail in Santa Rosa Beach. This is the fourth meeting in her free nine-week series. Each week is a separate, unique and enlightening experience.
Brunch, plus music with Matt Hall, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Marie's Bistro, 2260 W Hwy. 30A in Blue Mountain Beach.
United Way luncheon
The United Way of Okaloosa and Walton Counties will host the Campaign 2012 "LIVE UNITED … Results You Can See" celebration/annual meeting from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 21 at the Shalimar United Methodist Church. Lunch will be $15 per person and corporate tables of 8 are available for $120. RSVP by Feb. 3 to 243-0315 or email email@example.com.
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, Feb. 4
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, Feb. 5
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.
The Florida Chautauqua Theatre, 840 Baldwin Ave. in DeFuniak Springs, will hold auditions for Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” at 5:30 p.m. for high school/college/young adults. Production dates are May 9-12. Call 892-9494 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Free pancakes at IHOP
IHOP will give away free pancakes from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. to celebrate National Pancake Day. The fundraiser aims to raise $3 million to kick off Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals’ 30th anniversary.
Francesco Attesti Concert
The South Walton Rotary Club will host an evening with Internationally acclaimed Italian pianist Francesco Attesti at 6:30 p.m. at the Santa Rosa Beach Community Church, 3524 US Highway 98 West in Santa Rosa Beach. Proceeds will benefit a medical mission in Tela, Honduras, that the South Walton Rotary Club has sponsored each year since 2010. Medical doctors, dentists, nurses and assistants led by South Walton Rotary Club member Rodney Durand, MD provide medical assistance and care to residents of Tela each year for a week. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at www.xorbia.com/e/swr/attesti.
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, Feb. 6
Prime Time program
Walton County Library “Prime Time” programs continue at 10 a.m. at the Coastal Branch Library, 437 Greenway Trail in Santa Rosa Beach. Fred Bassett will discuss ruby-throated hummingbirds in depth. Register early at 267-2809.
Marie Harrison, Florida Federation of Garden Clubs director, author, floral designer and Okaloosa Master Gardener, will present a program on beautifying your home and garden with ornamental trees from 10-11:30 a.m. at the Coastal Branch Extension Office, 70 Logan Lane in Grayton Beach. Light refreshments will be served. Call 892-8172 to reserve place.
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, Feb. 7
Choctawhatchee Audubon Society
Monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. in Room 132 of the Student Services Center at the main campus of Northwest Florida State College, 100 College Blvd. in Niceville. Program will be on the New Birds of Prey Aviary and Rehabilitation Program at the E. O. Wilson Biophilia Center near Freeport. The meeting is free and open to the public, although students under age 14 must be accompanied by a parent. Call 582-7064.
Evening with Cardiac Experts
Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast will host ''An Evening with the Cardiac Experts” from 5-7 p.m. at Café Thirty-A in Seagrove Beach. The free event will feature a brief presentation on the expanded heart and vascular services now available at Sacred Heart and Q&A with a panel of cardiac experts. Complimentary heart-healthy hors d’oeurves and libations will be served. RSVP by Feb. 4 at email@example.com or 278-3030.
The Emerald Coast Meditation Society will meet at 6:30 p.m. at 480 N. Co. Hwy. 393 in Santa Rosa Beach. Speaker will be the Rev. Darby Neptune, pastor of the Unity Church of Panama City, who will speak on “Unity: A Unique Spiritual Path.” For information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. 8
Wine Women and Shoes Vintner Dinners
Intimate dinners featuring world-class wines and regional chefs will be held at 6 p.m. in private homes in Destin, Sandestin, Bluewater Bay and Panama City Beach. For tickets, visit winewomenandshoes.com/sinfonia.
The Seaside Rep and Escape To Create join to present international writer/director/filmmaker Petra Haffter at 7:30 p.m. at the Seaside Repertory Theatre, 216 Quincy Circle in Santa Rosa Beach. The artist screens breathtaking footage from her awarded series The Colors of The Desert and recounts her journeys during the making of the film. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased online at seasiderep.org, at Amavida coffee or call 231-0733.
Saint Rita Catholic Church, 137 Moll Drive in Santa Rosa Beach, will host a fish fry from 3-7 p.m. Cost is $9/adults and $3.50/children. Take out available. Proceeds go to the Saint Vincent de Paul Society for the poor and other outreach programs.
Learn what makes the Coastal Dune Lakes so special at 3:30 p.m. at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park in Santa Rosa Beach. Program requires a $6 entry admission. Call 267-8330.
Saturday, Feb. 9
Community Yard Sale
The Seaside Community Yard Sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Seaside Amphitheater. Featuring vendors sprinkled throughout the Amphitheater, this semi-annual event has become one of the top attractions of the year with more than 100 vendors selling a variety of items at bargain prices.
Join in an instructed environmental art lesson, Snakes in the Grass with Abrakadoodle, at 11 a.m. at the E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center. Standard admission rates apply. Call 835-1824.
Breakfast with a Ranger and ask them all the questions you can think of about park wildlife at 9 a.m. 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. Call 267-8330.