Calendar of Events and Entertainment Feb. 1 - 8

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First Saturday at Biophilia — Become an archeologist from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 1 at Biophilia Center in Freeport. Activities include creating an artifact, a cookie excavation, sifting through history, garbology, the study of trash, cave painting, live animal ambassadors and more. Special programs are at 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Admission is $8/adults and $3/children. Under 2 are free. Call 835-1824.

Special to The Sun
Published: Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 01:53 PM.

All area codes are 850 unless specified.

Saturday, Feb. 1

Chicken and Butts: The South Walton County Rotary Club will have whole smoked Boston butts ($40), half barbequed chickens ($8), and pulled pork sandwiches and chips ($6) on sale to help fund Dr. Rodney Dorand and Dr. Tom Huff's medical mission to Honduras.Look for the Rotary banner across U.S. 98 from Silver Sands Premium Outlets from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Pre-orders are being accepted at 334-399-9553. Supply is limited.

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.

History walk: Learn about the early history of the park and local area at Camp Helen State Park’s history walk from 10-10:45 a.m. The tour is free with paid park admission fee of $4 per vehicle. Call 233-5059.

Cancer Freeze: A day long fundraiser for Cancer Freeze, which helps Northwest Florida people battling cancer, begins at 7 a.m. at Lake Jackson in Florala, Ala., with a Bass Tournament and Pancake Breakfast. A 5k run/walk begins at 9 a.m. followed by chili cook-off at 11. Water events begin at noon and an auction/raffle at 1. Live entertainment and activities for children all day.

Topsail tour: Learn about surf fishing from 2-3 p.m. Feb. 1 at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park in Santa Rosa Beach. A park entrance fee is required. Call 267-8330.

Nature walk: Take a walk in nature with wildlife expert and ecologist Joe Wyatt at 9 a.m. at Hammock Bay, west of Freeport. Suitable for all ages. The trail system includes a bat house, purple martin houses, many bluebird houses, a wood duck house, a butterfly house and more. Call 496-1864.

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

Pandora’s Music: Pandora’s Steakhouse of Grayton Beach presents Saluda, Feb. 1; Season Ammons Band, 8 p.m. Feb. 5; Drew Tillman, j8 p.m. Feb. 6; and Call The Law, Feb. 7. Music begins at 9 p.m., unless noted, is free and open to all guests at least 21 years of age. 

Gulf Place Farmer’s Market: Pick up fresh produce from The Produce Gal from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Gulf Place Farmer’s Market, in Gulf Place Town Center by Restaurant Fire.

 

Sunday, Feb. 2

Super Bowl Party

A Super Bowl “tailgate” party begins art 5 p.m. at Marina Bar & Grill at the Baytowne Marina at Sandestin. Projector and large screen outside and eight screens inside to cheer your favorite team. Beverages and football fare available for purchase.

Super Bowl Sunday

Enjoy a Super Bowl party beginning at 5 p.m. at Fat Tuesday in the Village of Baytowne Wharf. Beverages and football fare available, including 12 ounce daiquiris and wings.

Baytowne on Ice: Last day to skate at The Village of Baytowne Wharf. 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.

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.

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.

Brunch with Matt Hall: Matt Hall takes the stage at 10 a.m. during brunch at Marie’s Bistro, 2260 W. Hwy. 30A in Blue Mountain Beach.

 

Monday, Feb. 3

Friendship House: Jane Kerrigan, Esq., LLM, will give a presentation on senior issues at 6 p.m. at Friendship House, 353 Juniper Lake Road in DeFuniak Springs. Reservations are not required, but would be helpful. To make reservations, request care for a loved one with dementia during the talk, or for more information, call 892-0565. 

Run 30A: Run between three and six miles with a group of runners in the Santa Rosa Beach area from 6-7 p.m. at Ed Walline Beach access. Party after at Pizza by the Sea Gulf Place.

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, Feb. 4

TDC: Walton County Tourist Development will meet at 9 a.m. at the South Walton Courthouse Annex Boardroom. A workshop on the Storm Damage Reduction Project will be held from 6-8 p.m. in the Boardroom. Call 267-1216 or email Stacey@visitsouthwalton.com.

Office hours: Walton County District 4 County Commissioner Sara Comander will hold office hours at 9 a.m. at the South Walton Annex. To schedule an appointment, call 835-4834.

Arts and Carafes Night: This new art event will have multiple artists on display with one featured artist as well as featured wines and wine specials from 5-7 p.m. at Messina’s, 7 Town Center Loop in Santa Rosa Beach.

Marie’s Bistro: Entertainment includes Ike on Sax on Tuesdays, Karaoke on Wednesdays and Ike & Tim at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays at Marie’s Bistro in Santa Rosa Beach.

 

Wednesday, Feb. 5

Speaker: Jeanne Easterling, RN, BSN, MPA, Home Care Liaison with Peoples Home Health, will speak on Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia at 5:30 p.m. in the Hall of Fame Dining Room at Chautauqua Rehab & Nursing Center, 785 S. 2nd St. in DeFuniak Springs.

Gardeners’ Lecture Series: The Walton County Master Gardeners’ Lecture Series resumes from 10-11:30 a.m. at Padgett Park, 810 JD Miller Road in Santa Rosa Beach. MaryAnn Friedman will present a photographic argument for the need to “save a place” for butterflies and other native pollinators. Light refreshments will be served. Reserve a seat at 892-8172. Soil testing supplies and instruction will be available for $8. 

Dinner and a Movie: A full length classic movie shown on the courtyard wall while a four-course prix fixe dinner, inspired by the movie My Cousin Vinny, is served from 6:30-10 p.m. at Edward’s Fine Food & Wine, 66 Main St. in Rosemary Beach. Cost is $70+ tax. Call 231-0550 or email info@edwards30a.com for tickets.

Mattie Kelly Arts Center: Direct from Branson, the Acrobats of China perform at 7:30 p.m. in the mainstage theater at Mattie Kelly Arts Center at the Niceville campus of NWFSC.

Open Mic Night: An open mic night for singer/songwriters for local talent and seasoned musicians will be held from 7-9 p.m. Wednesdays at Redd’s Fueling Station, 2320 W. Scenic Hwy. 30A in Santa Rosa Beach. Arrive at 6:30 p.m. to sign up.

 

Thursday, Feb. 6

Hiring Fair & Expo: The Workforce Development Board of Okaloosa and Walton Counties and its JobsPlus One-Stop Career Centers will host the free inaugural South Walton Hiring Fair & Expo from10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Boys & Girls Club-South Walton, 427 Greenway Trail in Santa Rosa Beach. Bring multiple copies of resumes and be dressed for success.  Call 880-6567, ext. 206.

WCEDA: The Walton County Economic Development Alliance will meet at noon in the Walton County Administration Conference Room, 76 North 6th St. in DeFuniak Springs.

ECMS: Mindy Broadstone presents “Qigong for Heart Health” when the Emerald Coast Meditation Societymeets at 6:30 p.m. at 480 N. Co. Hwy. 393 in Santa Rosa Beach. Email nancyjames@embarqmail.com for information.

Americana Under The Stars: Performances from 6-8 p.m. in the amphitheater at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park in Santa Rosa Beach. Bring a chair and beverage. Free admission into park and a suggested donation of $5 goes to the Friends of Topsail Hill.

Redd Sings: Redd, the Singing Bartender, performs at 6 p.m. at Redd’s Fueling Station, 2320 W. County Hwy. 30A in Santa Rosa Beach.

 

Friday, Feb. 7

Teen Driver Challenge: The Walton County Sheriff’s Office offers a free course designed to help teens ages 15-19 boost their driving skills and lessen the chances of being involved in a crash from 5-9 p.m. at Walton High School in DeFuniak Springs. Driving portion will be at 8 a.m. Feb. 8 at the Walton County Fairgrounds, 790 North Hwy. 83, DeFuniak Springs. Lunch and refreshments will be provided. Must have a valid Learner’s Permit/Florida Operators License for at least 6 months and provide own car. A current copy of a driver license, vehicle registration and insurance is required.  Register by Feb. 3 with School Resource Deputy.

Stars of Tomorrow concert: The Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra presents its popular “Stars of Tomorrow Meets Handel” concert at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 7 in the mainstage theater of Mattie Kelly Fine & Performing Arts Center at NWFSC in Niceville. The NFSO Concerto Competition winners will also perform. Tickets are $22.50/adults and $16/youth age 18 and younger. Call 729-6000 or visit www.mattiekellyartscenter.org to purchase.

The Steenos: Beer tasting, outdoors if nice, otherwise acoustic music indoors from 4-6 p.m. at Modica Market, 109 Seaside Center Square in Santa Rosa Beach.

Dinner cruise: Dine, dance and cruise from 7-10 p.m. aboard the Solaris yacht from SunQuest Cruises at Baytowne Marina. Reservations can be made at www.sunquestcruises.com. Reservations for same day must be made at 650-2519.

ArtWalk: Enjoy live music, works of art and artist demos at the First Friday ArtWalk from 5-8 p.m. at Ruskin Place in Seaside.

 

Saturday, Feb. 8

Tri Delta: The Delta Delta Delta Alumnae of the Emerald Coast will meet at 11 a.m. at the home of Margaret Carlen in Miramar Beach. Call 654-5008 or email MargaretCarlen@gmail.com for information.

Apple Classic: The Apple Classic Run 5K/10K begins at 8 a.m. Feb. 8 in Hammock Bay in Freeport. Registration is available before the race online and at the race beginning at 7 a.m. All proceeds benefit the Walton Education Foundation.

Artist Bazaar: Artists at Gulf Place presents its 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.

Blue Ribbon Healers: Enjoy the music of the Blue Ribbon Healers every Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon at the Seaside Farmers Market in the Seaside Amphitheater.

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