All area codes are 850 unless specified.
Saturday, Dec. 14
Topsail tours: Breakfast with a Ranger for a discussion about the rare coastal dune lakes from 9-10:30 a.m. at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park in Santa Rosa Beach. 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. No entry fee. An all-ages program to learn about the life of the white tailed deer will take place from 2-3 p.m. Entry fee required. Call 267-8330.
Artist Bazaar: Artists at Gulf Place presents an Artist Bazaar from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Artists at Gulf Place green in the center of the Gulf Place loop. Bazaar features local artists, craftspeople and artisan vendors, interactive activities for children, and a free hot dog for those who make a purchase. Visit www.30aArtistBazaar.com to become a vendor.
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.
Gulf Place Farmer’s Market: Pick up fresh produce from The Produce Gal from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays at Gulf Place Farmer’s Market, in Gulf Place Town Center by Restaurant Fire.
Trail ride: Join Ranger Slade for a program on Biking Safety followed by a trail ride at 10 a.m. at
Grayton Beach State Park in Santa Rosa Beach. Bring your bike helmet and bottle of water. Admission $5/vehicle.
Sunday, Dec. 15
Beach worship: 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.
Brunch with Matt Hall: At 10 a.m., Matt Hall takes the stage during brunch at Marie’s Bistro, 2260 W. Hwy. 30A in Blue Mountain Beach.
30A Farmers’ Market: This community event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Town Center in Rosemary Beach features fresh vegetables, fruits, eggs, honey, cheese and more.
Monday, Dec. 16
Rudy Applewhite: 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.
Baytowne on Ice: The seasonal ice skating rink at The Village of Baytowne Wharf is open from 3-9 p.m. Skate for an hour and a half for $11 with skate rental $2. The first hour of each day is reserved for “kids skate,” youth 12 and under.
Tuesday, Dec. 17
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 Santa Rosa Beach. Call 376-4190.
Kyle LaMonica: Jam with the music of Kyle LaMonica at 8 p.m. at Cabana Café, 112 Seascape Blvd. in Miramar Beach.
Support group: A Bereavement Support Group, hosted by Emerald Coast Hospice, will be held from 1-2 p.m. at Christ the King Episcopal Church, 480N County Hwy. 393 in Santa Rosa Beach.
Diabetes Education: Jenny Stuckey, registered nurse and certified diabetes educator, will host self-management classes from 12-4:30 p.m. Dec. 17 and 18 in the Resource Center Suite 1 education building at Sacred Heart. Pre-registration required and a physician referral is needed to attend. Call 278-3683.
Wednesday, Dec. 18
Republican Women: The Walton Republican Women Federated will meet at 11 a.m. at Carrabba’s Italian Grill at Silver Sands Premium Outlet. A special Christmas music program will be presented by the Bearitones of Butler Elementary School and their music teacher Mrs. Mary Hauth. Cost is $18/members and $20/guests. Make reservations before noon Dec. 16 at 837-5321.
Wednesday Night Concert Series: Enjoy a special holiday edition of the Concert Series from 6-8 p.m. in the Events Plaza at The Village of Baytowne Wharf at Sandestin. Call 267-8186.
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 Santa Rosa Beach.
Thursday, Dec. 19
Americana Under The Stars: Charlotte and Harry perform in a family/pet friendly concert series, Americana Under the Stars, from 6-8 p.m. in the amphitheater at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park in Santa Rosa Beach. Open mic begins at 6 p.m. Bring a chair and beverage. Free admission into park and a suggested donation of $5 goes to the Friends of Topsail Hill.
Board of Commissioners: The Walton County Board of Commissioners will hold its regular meeting at 9 a.m. in the Courthouse, 571 US Hwy. 90 in DeFuniak Springs.
Public Workshop: A Public Workshop to discuss the proposed South Walton Sports Complex will be held at 5 p.m. at the Coastal Branch Library, 437 Greenway Trail in Santa Rosa Beach.
ECMS: Emerald Coast Meditation Society will meet at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 19 at 480 N. Co. Hwy. 393, Santa Rosa Beach. Speaker Nancy Gross presents “Ayurveda — Pathway to Wellness.” Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Wine Walkabout: The Third Thursday Wine Walkabout takes place from 5-7 p.m. at Gulf Place with music, giveaways, wine and hors d’oeuvres. Cost is $15.
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, Dec. 20
Sinfonia Gulf Coast: The Orchestral Holiday concert begins at 7:30 p.m. at Destiny Worship Center and features holiday favorites and dancers from the Northwest Florida Ballet. To purchase tickets, visit www.SinfoniaGulfCoast.org or call 269-7129.
Topsail tour: Learn to identify the differences between sharks and dolphins from 2-3 p.m. at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park in Santa Rosa Beach.
Billy Garrett and Smiling Fritz: Enjoy the music of Billy Garrett and “Duck Fat” at 6:30 p.m. at Stinky’s Fish Camp, 5994 County Road 30A in Santa Rosa Beach.
Saturday, Dec. 21
Floral Workshop: Tim’s Floral Workshop begins at 11:45 a.m. in the Hibiscus Back Yard Of Love, 85 Defuniak Street in Grayton Beach. Cost is $30 to make a fresh wreath. If wanting lunch, arrive at 11 a.m. Not included in cost. RSVP by Dec. 18.
Ranger program: Ask a ranger questions about Grayton Beach State Park at 11 a.m. at 357 Main Park Road in Santa Rosa Beach. Admission is $5/vehicle. Call 267-8300.
Topsail tour: A ranger led program will help you learn to identify two of Topsail’s most common species, pines and palms, during an all ages program from 2-3 p.m. at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park in Santa Rosa Beach.
Neigh and Bray: Pleasant Ridge Arena in DeFuniak Springs hosts a Neigh and Bray Fun Show at 4 p.m. Children can enjoy stick races, and riders can compete in barrel racing and more. Call 892-5398.