All area codes are 850 unless noted.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23
Amavida Coffee will host a 30A-opoly Tournament from 1-5 p.m. at Amavida Coffee & Tea, 104 North Barrett Square, Unit 1A, in Rosemary Beach. Young and old alike can duel for supreme 30A property ownership bragging rights. Registration fee is $20 and all fees benefit early childhood education efforts in Santa Rosa Beach. Register at www.30a-opoly.com and click on Feb. 23 tournament or call 396-3689.
Discover the marine world in a way that many may have never thought possible by observing and touching living creatures at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center. Standard admission rates apply. Call 835-1824.
Hike the tram road to the shore of Campbell Lake, one of the rarest types of habitat in the world, at 2 p.m. at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park in Santa Rosa Beach. Program requires a $6 entry admission. Call 267-8330.
The Friends of Eden pay tribute to the Camellia from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Eden Gardens State Park in Point Washington. Russ Barley of Emerald Coast Flowers and Gifts will do a floral arrangement demonstration using camellias at 10:30 a.m., with others throughout the day. The event is free.
Learn the basics of photography with Shelly Swanger from 1-4 p.m. at 2 Magnolia Street in Santa Rosa Beach. Call 502-9124.
ADDY Awards Gala
The American Advertising Federation Emerald Coast chapter hosts its 20th Annual ADDY Awards Gala at 6 p.m. Feb. 23 at the Magnolia Ballroom in the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. To purchase tickets, visit www.AAFemeraldcoast.com.
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, FEBRUARY 24
Fun and menu or buffet 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. Call 278-6856.
The Tree House Episcopal Montessori School will host an Open House for prospective parents (no children) from 12-2 p.m. Feb. 24 and from 5-7 p.m. Feb. 26 at Christ the King Episcopal Church, 480 North County Hwy. 393 in Santa Rosa Beach. Applications for the 2013-2014 school year are being accepted for children ages 2 through Kindergarten. Call 622-9771.
Yaani Drucker presents “Waking Up to Truth, Our Life’s Only Real Purpose and Removing What Stands in the Way” at 4 p.m. at the Coastal Branch Library, 437 Greenway Trail in Santa Rosa Beach. Each week is a separate, unique and enlightening experience.
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 25
The Sand Dunes Chapter of Embroiderers' Guild of America will meet from 9:30 a.m. to noon in room 400, First United Methodist Church of Niceville. The night group meets from 6-8:30 p.m. Feb. 28. Visitors are welcome.
Open Mic Night
Funky Blues Shack presents Open Mic Night at 9:30 p.m. at 109 Cannery Lane, Baytowne Wharf.
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.
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 26
Walton County District 5 County Commissioner Cindy Meadows and Sara Comander will hold a South Walton Town Meeting to discuss South Walton spring break at 5:30 p.m. at the Seascape Conference Center, 556 Seascape Drive in Miramar Beach. Call 231-2978.
Emerald Coast Public Relations Organization will meet at 11:30 a.m. at Angler’s Beachside Grill on Okaloosa Island. February’s topic will be “Movers, Shakers and Moneymakers 2013” presented by Mark Hamrick, chairman of the board for the Greater Fort Walton Beach Chamber of Commerce. Cost is $15/members, $20/non-members, and $10/full-time students. Call 525-9446 or email Jessica@ramadafwb.com.
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27
Prime Time program
Jennifer Jones, owner of “Nature of the Beach,” will present a power point presentation on native plants, pollinators, wildlife and you at 10 a.m. at the Coastal Branch Library, 437 Greenway Trail in Santa Rosa Beach. Register early at 267-2809.
Arbor Wealth Management, LLC, a “fee-only” registered investment advisory firm, will host a seminar, “Income Generation: Making Your Portfolio Pay Monthly,” at 10 a.m. in the Arbor Wealth Conference Room. Refreshments will be served. Call 608-6121 to reserve seating.
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28
Americana Under the Stars
Emmett Carlisle performs at 7 p.m. at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park for the concert series, Americana Under the Stars. Performers follow an open mic showcase of local musicians from 5-6:30 p.m. Must be present to sign up. Admission to the park is free and there is a suggested $5 donation to the Friends of Topsail Hill Preserve State Park. Bring your own food or beverages, if desired.
Endowment Fund Kickoff
Christ the King Episcopal Church in Santa Rosa Beach will host a complimentary dinner and information session at the church from 5:30-7:30 p.m. to launch the Christ the King Endowment Fund. The fund is set up to receive donations and planned gifts that could help finance youth and education programs, spiritual enrichment, congregational needs and facilities. RSVP by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 267-3220.
Meet at 3 p.m. at the Village Baptist Church on Matthews Boulevard in Destin for a bike ride on Scenic 98. Supper at a nearby restaurant. Call 301-9452.
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.
FRIDAY, MARCH 1
Evening for Education
A pre-race party to benefit Seaside Neighborhood School will feature Rhett Miller, front man and songwriter of the rock ‘n’ roll quartet the Old 97’s, from 7-10 p.m. March 1 at the Caliza Pool at Alys Beach. Guests will enjoy a silent auction and a gathering of friends for a kick-off event for the 2013 Seaside School race weekend. Tickets are $30 and include one drink voucher for guests 21 and older. All guests must be 18 years or older and do not have to be registered for the race to attend. Tickets must be purchased online prior to the event at www.ticketalternative.com or charge by phone at 1-877-725-8849.
First Friday ArtWalk
Enjoy live music and view works of art and artist demos from 5-8 p.m. at the galleries and shops of Ruskin Place and select Central Square merchants in Seaside.
Artist of the month
Friends of the Coastal Branch Library present the works of Seagrove Beach resident Lisa Mitchell during March at the Library, 437 Greenway Trail in Santa Rosa Beach. Call 267-2809.
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, MARCH 2
A Farmer’s Market will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the Town Center Lawns in Rosemary Beach.
John Ellis will sign copies of his book, “We Are John,” from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Sundog Books, 89 Central Square in Santa Rosa Beach.
Bug out about bugs with FAMU's Entomology Club at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center. Standard admission rates apply. Call 835-1824.
Choctawhatchee Audubon Society
Take a Bird Walk at Point Washington with Tom Greene. Wear old shoes or waterproof boots, and also insect repellant. Meet at the Bluewater Winn Dixie at 7:40 a.m. or at the Tom Thumb store at the intersection of U.S. 98 and SR 331 in South Walton County at 8:30 a.m. Call 582-7064.
Take a nature walk at Hammock Bay, Hwy. 20 in Freeport, with wildlife expert and ecologist Joe Wyatt at 9 a.m. All ages welcome. Walks geared for attendee’s skill level. Meet at the Lake Club clubhouse. Call 496-1864.
Learn what makes the Choctawhatchee Beach Mouse so special at 2 p.m. at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park in Santa Rosa Beach. Program requires a $6 entry admission. Call 267-8330.