All area codes are 850 unless specified.
Saturday, Nov. 16
Blue Giraffe anniversary: The Blue Giraffe in the
Sparkling Wines & Holiday Lights: The Sandestin Wine Festival presents the second annual Sparkling Wines & Holiday Lights from 4-7 p.m. at The Village of Baytowne Wharf Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. Stroll streets lined in twinkling lights and greenery as you sip a variety of champagnes and taste featured menu items from various Village restaurants. For information and tickets visit www.sandestinwinefestival.com.
Artist Bazaar: Artists at
Oyster reef restoration: Volunteers are needed to place bagged oyster shell in the water at an oyster reef restoration site from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at
Pandora’s Music: Pandora’s Steakhouse of Grayton Beach presents Lee Yankee @ the Hellz Yeah, Nov. 16; Forrest Williams Band, Nov. 20; Tribe Zion, Nov. 21; Forrest Williams Band Country Jamboree, Nov. 22; and Roshambo, Nov. 23. Music is free and open to all guests at least 21 years of age.
Sunday, Nov. 17
Rosemary Beach Unleashed: The Third Annual Rosemary Beach Unleashed will be held from 1-4 p.m. on the East Long Green in Rosemary Beach. This free fun-filled afternoon is for 2- and 4-legged friends, with dog competitions, music, bake sale, dance performances and agility demonstrations. Pet adoptions by Alaqua Animal Refuge and Dog Pet-icures by Happy Tails.
Brunch with Matt Hall: At 10 a.m., Matt Hall takes the stage during brunch at Marie’s Bistro, 2260 W. Hwy. 30A in
Grilling the Feast: Grill Master Wayne Paul hosts Grilling the Feast Thanksgiving Cooking Class from 1-3 p.m. at Bay Breeze Patio,
30A Farmers’ Market: This community event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in
Sunday Brunch: Enjoy brunch and the music of The Steenos from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Stinky’s Fish Camp,
Monday, Nov. 18
Rudy Applewhite: Tommy Bahama’s Restaurant & Bar,
Ike and Jabbo: Jam with the music of Ike and Jabbo at 9 p.m. at Cabana Café,
Baytowne on Ice: The seasonal ice skating rink at The Village of Baytowne Wharf is open through Feb. 2. Skate for an hour and a half for $11 with skate rental $2. Other packages available. The first hour of each day is reserved for “kids skate,” youth 12 and under.
Tuesday, Nov. 19
FPRA: The Northwest Florida Coast Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association will meet at 11:30 a.m. at VUE on 30a. Kate Lunden, Zehnder Communications media supervisor, will present “Creating the Perfect Integrated Campaign.” Cost is $15/members, $12/students and $20/non-members. Make reservations by 5 p.m. Nov. 15 at Whitney@ProffittPR.com.
Tail Waggin’ Tutors: Readers can practice reading and enjoy the company of a trained, certified canine friend during “Tail Waggin’ Tutors,” from 3-4:30 p.m. at the Coastal Branch Library in
Ike’s Fun Tuesday: An evening of great music, sax, keyboard and dancing is held from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at Marie’s Bistro, 2260 W. Hwy. 30A in
Chronic Jester: Enjoy the reggae, rock, funk and blues of Chronic Jester at Hammerhead’s Bar and Grille, 137 Fisherman’s Cove in
Wednesday, Nov. 20
Republican Women: The Walton Republican Women Federated will meet at 11 a.m. at Carrabba’s Italian Grill at Silver Sands. State Senate President Don Gaetz, R, Niceville will be guest speaker. Cost of lunch is $18/members and $20/guests. Reservations required by noon Nov. 18 at 837-5321.
Senior health: Emerald Coast Hospice will host a Senior Health Education Hour from 2-3 p.m. at the South Walton County Library, 437 Greenway Trail in
Open Mic Night: An open mic night for singer/songwriters for local talent and seasoned musicians will be held from 7-9 p.m. at Redd’s Fueling Station,
Thursday, Nov. 21
ECMS: Prudence Farrow Bruns, a longtime meditation teacher, will talk about “Transcendental Meditation” at the Emerald Coast Meditation Society meeting at 6:30 p.m. at
Wine Dinner at Vin’tij: Indulge in a four course meal paired with delectable wines at Symphony of Flavors Wine Dinner at Vin’tij in
Murder Mystery: Become a character and play along as you try to figure out whodunit during Til Death Do Us Part Murder Mystery at 6 p.m. at Grayt Grounds in
Wine Walkabout: Third Thursday Wine Walkabout will be held from 5-7 p.m. at
Family Fun Night: The new Dairy Queen on scenic 98 will host Family Fun Night from 6-8 p.m. with free face painting, balloon animals and packaged meal deals for participating families.
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
Friday, Nov. 22
The Aristocats: The Florida Chautauqua Theatre brings the musical to life at 7 p.m. Nov. 22 and 23 and 2:30 p.m. Nov. 24 at
Surf fishing: Learn all about surf fishing from 12-2 p.m. at
Beach Bonfires: Enjoy the outdoors with bonfires from dusk to 9:30 p.m. on the beach at Baytowne Marina in Sandestin. Call 267-7778.
Ashley Rose: Jam with the music of Ashley Rose at 9 p.m. at Cabana Café,
Rosalina: Rosalina plays classic standards and show tunes on keyboard from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays at Christiano’s Ristorante in
Saturday, Nov. 23
The Nutcracker: The Merchants of Seaside present the second annual Nutcracker ballet to be performed by the Dance Academy of Seaside Neighborhood School and Alpharetta Dance Theatre at 5 p.m. in the Seaside Amphitheater.
The Nutcracker: The Northwest Florida Ballet’s 44th annual presentation of The Nutcracker begins at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 23 and 2:30 p.m. Nov. 24 at the
Blue Ribbon Healers: Enjoy the music of the Blue Ribbon Healers from 10 a.m. to noon at the Seaside Farmers Market in the Seaside Amphitheater.
Saturday Pool Party: Music, fun and sun from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Elephant Walk pool deck by the beach,
Cottages for Kids: The annual fundraising event takes place begins at 10 a.m. on the East Long Green in Rosemary Beach. Admission is free and donations for CVHN are accepted.