Calendar of Events and Entertainment April 5 - 12

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West Indies Markets — Artists in the areas of jewelry, wood and metal sculptures, watercolor, oil, photography, pottery and more can be seen at the West Indies Markets April 12 and 13 in Rosemary Beach. Hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

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Published: Thursday, April 3, 2014 at 10:29 AM.

All area codes are 850 unless specified.

Saturday, April 5

St. Agatha’s Breakfast: Breakfast Cooked to Order will be held from 7-11 a.m. in the Parish Hall at St. Agatha’s Episcopal Church, 150 Circle Drive in DeFuniak Springs. Cost is $5.50/adults and $2.50/children under 10. Proceeds benefit the church and its food ministry. The historic church will be open for tours.

Earth Day: Biophilia’s Annual Earth Day Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Freeport. Events include music by the Wildlife Specialists, festival foods, environmental demos and exhibits, World of Wonder, live animal programs, arts and crafts, local vendors, nature hikes, a children’s garden, bounce house, games, face painting and more. Admission is $8/adults, $5/children, free/two and under.

Walton County Aviators: The EAA Chapter, Walton County Aviators #1548, will meet at 10 a.m. in the DeFuniak Springs airport FBO facility. People interested in aviation and in joining the Chapter are welcome to attend. 

General Conference: The General Conference for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 1-3 p.m. April 5 and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3-5 p.m. April 6. These events may be viewed at the local meeting houses and online at LDS.org or the BYU channels.  The public is invited to view all sessions.  Call 862-3263.

Assembly: Jehovah’s Witnesses will attend a special assembly beginning at 9:40 a.m. April 5 and 6 at the Marina Civic Center in Panama City. The session will feature the theme “God’s Word Exerts Power.” The public is invited and all seats are free, with no collections taken. Call 217-3032 or 547-4497.

Sunday, April 6

Brunch in the Backyard of Love: David Posey on stage and C.O.P.E. pours mimosas for donations from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Hibiscus Coffee & Guesthouse, 85 Defuniak St. in Grayton Beach. The Backyard of Love is pet-friendly.

Sunday Concerts: Bring chairs and blankets to a free concert with Déjà vu from 6-9 p.m. on the Amphitheater lawn at Gulf Place on 30A. Series will be held in March and April and from Memorial Day weekend through mid October.

Beach Service: Worship at the beach with Hope Lutheran Church at 8 a.m. at Ed Walline Beach Access across from Gulf Place on Scenic Hwy. 30A in Santa Rosa Beach. Bring a towel, chair, or stand on the boardwalk. The service will be held at the church’s U.S. 98 campus during inclement weather and if the temperature is below 50 degrees. Call 267-0322.

Monday, April 7

Peter & The Wolf: Sinfonia's woodwind quintet brings Prokofiev's classic musical tale to life at 7 p.m. at Summer Kitchen/Bamboo Bike Courtyard in Rosemary Beach.

Nature Trail Tour: Wear comfortable shoes and meet at Fonville Press in Alys Beach for a tour of the Alys Beach Nature Trail from 1-2 p.m.

Billy Garrett: Enjoy the music of Billy Garrett from 7-10 p.m. at Shorty’s Surfside & Topside, 63 Hotz Ave. in Grayton Beach.

Tuesday, April 8

Cinema Under the Stars: Bring blankets and low back chairs to enjoy Toy Story 3 from 7:30-10 p.m. under the stars in the Alys Beach Amphitheatre. Movie is free. Piper’s will offer food and beverage.

Peddlers Pavilion: Performing from 5-9 p.m. at a 30A Summer Concert Series at Peddlers Pavilion, 10343 E. County Hwy. 30A in Seacrest Beach, will be Austin Jennings on April 8 and Season’s on April 9. Beer and wine available through Peddlers Pub, and admission is free. 

Town Planters: The Town Planters of Freeport will meet at 7 p.m. at the Blount House on Kylea Laird Road. Call 835-5611.

Wednesday, April 9

Wednesday Night Concert Series: The Return, a Beatles Tribute, performs a free concert from 7-9 p.m. in the Events Plaza at The Village of Baytowne Wharf at Sandestin. Call 267-8186.

Spring Concert Series: Daphne Willisperforms from 6-8 p.m. in the Alys Beach Amphitheatre. The event is free. Piper’s will offer food and beverage.

Spring benefit: The Destin Woman’s Club will host an evening of wine, dinner, dancing and a silent auction on the Solaris, docked at Baytowne Wharf in Sandestin, from 7-9 p.m. April 9. Boarding time is 6:15 p.m.; dress is resort attire. Net proceeds will benefit Shelter House in Fort Walton Beach. Tickets are $75/person and available by email at joanne@jandjchandler.com or Today’s Boutique in Destin or Sun Dog Books in Seaside.

Garden Club: Seagrove Garden Club hosts its annual Members Garden Tour to celebrate 50 years. The day starts with a brunch and a short business meeting at The V Restaurant, 2743 E Hwy. 30A in Seagrove Beach. A tour of the gardens of Carolyn Mullins and Sandy Simons, members, and visit to the Seagrove Garden Club’s Sun Dial Garden at Eden follows. The tour will be held rain or shine. Cost is $20/members plus $5/guests. Make reservations at 866-6691 or email diannie168@yahoo.com.

Rock Destin/Club LA: Soil plus Tantric performs at 7:30 p.m. April 9 and Fuel on April 11 at Rock Destin at Club La, 34876 Emerald Coast Parkway. All tickets are general admission and age 18 plus. Purchase tickets at rockdestin.com.

Diabetes class: A self-management class will be held from 12-4:30 p.m. April 9 and 10 in the Resource Center Suite 1 education building at Sacred Heart on the Emerald Coast for adults. Pre-registration required and a physician referral is needed to attend. Call 278-3683.

Thursday, April 10

Americana Under The Stars: Bring a chair, a beverage and enjoy the music of Larry Mangum at 7 p.m. April 10 in the amphitheater at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park in Santa Rosa Beach, hosted by Lucky Mud. Open mic is from 6-7 p.m. Free admission into park and a suggested donation of $5 goes to the Friends of Topsail Hill. Food available for purchase.

Coffee with commissioner: Walton County District 4 Commissioner Sara Comander will host “Coffee with the Commissioner” at 5:30 p.m. at Red Bay Community Center.

Sandestin Wine Festival: The 28th Annual Sandestin Wine Festival will take place April 10-13 at Baytowne Wharf. Four days of unique events open up a wide range of experiences from attending wine dinners with celebrity chefs, participating in preview events throughout the year, and taking part in wine tastings that showcase hundreds of wines.

Friday, April 11

Central Square Cinema: Grab your blanket and head to the Lyceum Lawn next to the Seaside Neighborhood School at 7:30 p.m. for the family movie “Planes” under the stars.

Topsail tour: Learn how the park monitors and protects the endangered Beach Mice from 3-4 p.m. at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park in Santa Rosa Beach. Park entry fee is $6 per vehicle. Call 267-8330.

Wine tasting: Taste three white and three red wines plus a gourmet tapas plate from 4-6 p.m. at Wild Olives, 104 N. Barrett Square in Rosemary Beach. Cost is $25/person.

Saturday, April 12

Grab a Fork, Lend a Hand

The Second Annual Grab a Fork, Lend a Hand, an international tasting fair, will be held at 6 p.m. at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church’s Parish Life Center in Niceville to benefit Catholic Charities. The event will feature food from around the world, as well as Cajun and classic American favorites. Prices for each food item range from $1 to $5 with all proceeds benefitting Catholic Charities’ Fort Walton Beach regional office, which serves Okaloosa and Walton counties. Call 737-0864.

Topsail tour: Breakfast with a Ranger from 9-10:30 a.m. at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park in Santa Rosa Beach. Turtle Bob will discuss the importance of local turtles and gopher tortoises. 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.

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