Calendar of Events and Entertainment Aug. 29 - Sept. 5

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Ripley’s Believe It or Not attractions in Florida will show support for K-12 educators with free admission from Sept. 2-Oct. 19 in Panama City Beach, St. Augustine, Key West and Orlando. Teachers, administrators, counselors, and support staff are eligible; just bring current pay stub and photo ID. Up to five guests get 50 percent off their admission.

Special to The Sun
Published: Thursday, August 28, 2014 at 11:46 AM.

All area codes are 850 unless specified.

Friday, Aug. 29

Topsail tour: Hike to No Name Lake from 2-3 p.m. at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park in Santa Rosa Beach. No open toe shoes. Entry fee is $6. Call 267-8330.

Baytowne Art Walk: Stroll the streets and enjoy live music from local musicians and browse a variety of art from regional artists at the Baytowne Art Walk from 5-10 p.m. Aug. 29-31. The event is free. An intimate, evening art experience, the Baytowne Art Walk strives to create an event that appeals to all ages and demographics.

Jabbo and Krissa: Enjoy the music of Jabbo and Krissa at 8 p.m. at the Cabana Café, 112 Seascape Blvd. in Miramar Beach.

Saturday, Aug. 30

Bird/rare plant walk: Rare Plant biologist Tom Greene will lead a tour of wet prairies of Point Washington State Forest, which harbors a multitude of carnivorous plants, and possibly Bachmann’s Sparrow. Bring water, insect repellent, long pants and shoes or boots that can take wet conditions. Meet at the eastern end of the Sandestin Walmart parking lot at 8:15 a.m. Call 694-6403.

Sunset Movie: Enjoy a free movie, “Monsters University,” in WaterColor’s Marina Park. Bring a blanket or chair. Movie begins shortly after sunset.

Grand Boulevard Farmers’ Market: The market will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Grand Park in Miramar Beach between Cantina Laredo and Tommy Bahama’s.Vendors will offer locally sourced food-based items including produce, eggs, milk, butter, grass-fed beef, chicken, lamb, and pork, honey, pickled vegetables and gourmet jams. 

Jazz Brunch: Messina’s On 30A hosts a Jazz Brunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Gulf Place in Santa Rosa Beach. Build your own Bloody Mary bar, and Bottomless Mimosas.

Sunday, Aug. 31

Grayt music: Grounds of Monet Monet presents Dismal Creek from 10 a.m. to noon at 100 Hwy. 30A East in Grayton Beach. Call 231-1090.

Groovin’ On The Green: Enjoy the music of Todd Sparks & The Shrimpboat Cowboys from 7-9 p.m. at the Village Green at Carillon Beach, 100 Carillon Market St. in Panama City Beach.

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. Call 267-0322.

Monday, Sept. 1

Run 30A:  Run with a group along 30A in the Santa Rosa Beach area at 6 p.m. for distances from 3-6 miles. Run begins at Ed Walline beach access with socializing after at Pizza by the Sea Gulf Place.

Chris Alvarado: Singer songwriter Chris Alvarado performs from 7-10 p.m. at The Bowery On Thirty-A, 2052 W. County Hwy. 30A in Santa Rosa Beach.Call 622-1136 for reservations.

Tuesday, Sept. 2

Arts and Carafes Night: Multiple artists on display with one featured artist as well as featured wines and wine specials from 5:30-8:30 p.m. p.m. at Messina’s, 7 Town Center Loop in Santa Rosa Beach.

Wednesday, Sept. 3

WCBCC: The Walton County Board of Commissioners will hold a special meeting to discuss the Walton County Hurricane & Storm Reduction Project Construction Easements at 4 p.m. at the South Walton Courthouse Annex, 31 Coastal Centre Blvd. in Santa Rosa Beach.

Wednesday Night Concert Series: A free concert with Big Easy Playboys from 7-9 p.m. in the Events Plaza at The Village of Baytowne Wharf at Sandestin Call 267-8186.

Thursday, Sept. 4

Office closed: The Walton County Tax Collector’s DeFuniak Springs and Santa Rosa Beach Offices will be closed Sept. 3 for team members to participate in the 850 Leader Connectday of training. Both offices will open at 8 a.m. Online services will be available at www.waltontaxcollector.com. The training is open to the public. To register, visit waltonareachamber.com.  Registration is required to participate. 

Master Gardener training: Applications are being accepted for the 2014 class of The Florida Master Gardener Program. Course held 8:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. at the Walton County Extension Office, 732 N 9th Street in DeFuniak Springs.  Classroom and field study will cover plant physiology, insects, plant diseases, care of landscape plants and design, vegetable gardening and lawn management.  There is a charge of $175 to cover costs of materials and supplies.  $50 will be refunded when the applicant finishes the 50 hours of instruction, completes 75 hours of volunteer work and an additional 10 hours of continued study within the following 12 months to become certified. Call 892-8172 to request an application packet or print one at http://walton.ifas.ufl.edu. Applications must be returned by Aug. 22. 

ECMS: Dr. Mary Konovsky, executive director of the South Walton Community Council and a life coach, presents “Slouching Toward Buddhism” when the Emerald Coast Meditation Society meets at 6:30 p.m. at 480 N. Co. Hwy. 393 in Santa Rosa Beach. For information, email nancyjames@embarqmail.com

Audubon Society: The Choctawhatchee Audubon Society will host a special program on the History of our Rivers and the Role of our Forests with a presentation by Barbara Albrecht at 6:30 p.m. in room 130 of the NWFSC Student Services Center. Call 699-0977.

Friday, Sept. 5

Teen Driver Challenge: The Walton County Sheriff’s Office offers a free program, Teen Driver Challenge, from 5-9 p.m. at Walton High School in DeFuniak Springs with the driving portion at 8 a.m. Sept. 6 at the Walton County Fairgrounds, 790 North Hwy. 83 in DeFuniak Springs. Lunch and refreshments will be provided. For more information, contact your student’s School Resource Deputy.

Fall Flair: The sixth annual Fall Flair Arts And Crafts Show, sponsored by Destin United Methodist Women, will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 5 and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 6 in the Life Center at Destin United Methodist Church, 200 Beach Drive. Booths feature baked goods, homemade crafts, jewelry, books, Christmas items and more. Proceeds go directly to the church, which goes to the local community. Dine at the Soul Café.

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