All area codes are 850 unless specified.
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.
Anniversary Party: Celebrate the first anniversary of La Playa from 3-10 p.m. at the corner of Hwy. 30A and 393 in Santa Rosa Beach. Wildlife Specials provides entertainment and menu includes paella and gumbo with appetizer and drink specials. The Wildlife Specials play again in the bar at 7 p.m.
Apple Classic: The Apple Classic Run 5K/10K begins at 8 a.m. 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.
Topsail tour: Breakfast with a ranger 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. Call 267-8330.
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.
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.
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. Visit www.30aArtistBazaar.com to become a vendor.
Sunday, Feb. 9
Snowbird Concert: Northwest Florida State College’s fine and performing arts scholarship students, the Soundsations Showchoir, will perform a variety show of song and dance at 2 p.m. in the mainstage theater of the Mattie Kelly Arts Center in Niceville. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. Advance tickets are available only through local Snowbird clubs for $8 and the event is a fundraiser for the Showchoir. Tickets will also be sold at the door the day of the event for $8 plus a $2 per ticket box office processing fee. Call 729-6000.
Father-Daughter Dance: Good News UMC in Santa Rosa Beach will host its seventh annual Father-Daughter Dance from 5-7 p.m. Come for dancing, fun and dinner with your daughter of any age. Tickets are $30/couple and $10/extra girl. Optional corsages are also on sale for $5. Grandpas, uncles and cousins are also welcome. Get tickets at the church, 4747 U.S. 98, or call 865-3893.
Champagne & Chocolates: Join Wine World at Grand Boulevard from 2-5 p.m. for an afternoon of tasting assortments of gourmet chocolate inspired delicacies that pair well with champagne and bourbon. Experience different styles of champagne and special treats, such as Chocolate ‘Grand Marnier’ Fondue, Chocolate-Chip Cheese Balls and Chocolate Strawberries. Tickets are $25.
Feel good music: The Steenos with Washboard Jackson perform from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Stinky’s Fish Camp, 5994 County Road 30A in Santa Rosa Beach.
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.
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, Feb. 10
Stroke support group: A free stroke support group, for those who have suffered a stroke, mini stroke or TIA, will meet at 3 p.m. in the Suite 3 conference room at Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast for stroke survivors, caregivers and family members.
eWorkshops: Integrative Health & Wellness Solutions offers a Healthy Kids, Happy Families eWorkshop and Preventive Healthcare eWorkshop beginning Feb. 10 for six weeks. Call 496-0418 or register at yourintegrativehealthsolutions.com.
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. 11
County commissioners: The Walton County Board of County Commissioners will hold a special meeting and a closed executive session at 2:30 p.m. at the South Walton County Courthouse Annex, 31 Coastal Centre Blvd. in Santa Rosa Beach.
Arts and Carafes Night: Multiple artists display their works 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.
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.
Wednesday, Feb. 12
Lifetree Café: Adoption and the search for birth parents will be explored at Lifetree Café at 6:30 p.m. at Hope Lutheran Church in the 180° Bistro on the second floor at 3834 U.S. Hwy. 98 W in Santa Rosa Beach. Admission to the 60-minute event is free. Snacks and beverages are available.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for tickets.
MattieKelly Arts Center: The world famous Glen Miller Orchestra appears in concert at 7:30 p.m. in the mainstage theater at the Niceville campus of NWFSC to benefit the Niceville High School Band program. Tickets are $20. Advance tickets are available at the Mattie Kelly Arts Box office, www.mattiekellyartscenter.org or call 729-6000 or 888-838-2737.
Pandora’s Music: Pandora’s Steakhouse of Grayton Beach presents Saluda at 8 p.m. Feb. 12; Dismal Creek at 8 p.m. Feb. 13; Roshambo (Downstairs), Feb. 14; The Steenos (Roundroom) at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 14; and Tony Vegas Feb. 15. Music begins at 9 p.m., unless noted, is free and open to all guests at least 21 years of age.
Rudy Applewhite: Tommy Bahama’s Restaurant & Bar, 525 Grand Blvd. in Sandestin, presents Rudy Applewhite and his steel drums from 4-9 p.m. Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Call 654-1743.
Thursday, Feb. 13
Americana Under The Stars: Lucky Mud performs 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.
Valentine’s Cruise: The Solaris yacht, leaving from Baytowne Marina, offers a romantic and unique experience from 7-10 p.m. including a three course, chef prepared meal, live entertainment, dancing under the stars and premium champagne packages. Make reservations online at www.SunQuestCruises.com or call 650-2519.
Running of the Bulls: Enjoy the music of The Running of the Bulls at 9 p.m. at Stinky’s Fish Camp, 5994 County Road 30A in Santa Rosa Beach.
Friday, Feb. 14
Valentine’s Day at Grayt Grounds: Enjoy an evening of music with Ben Glover from 6-9 p.m. at Grayt Grounds of Monet Monet. Cost for full dinner and show is $50/person; BYOB. Reserve seats at 231-1090 or www.graytgrounds.com.
Art show/sale: The Annual Seascape Art Show and Sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 14 and 15 at the Seascape Resort Conference Center on U.S. 98. Local artists who paint with Sharon Long will have items for sale. Complimentary light refreshments. Call 240-3220 for directions.
Sinfonia Gulf Coast: Classical Connections at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 14 and 15 at Rosemary Beach Town Hall features string quintet SYBARITE5. To purchase tickets, visit www.SinfoniaGulfCoast.org or call 269-7129.
Sandestin Gumbo Festival: The weekend kicks off with a Seafood Boil at the Baytowne Marina Bar at 2 p.m. Cost is $15. Call 267-7778. Sampling event begins at noon Feb. 15 with a variety of gumbo. Vote for People’s Choice award. Tickets are $20/$25 day of event and may be purchased at www.sandestingumbofestival.com. Event is rain or shine.
Valentine’s Day with a View: Bring your sweetheart to the Vue on 30A in Santa Rosa Beach for a Surf & Turf dinner from 4:30-8:30 p.m. Call 267-2305 for reservations.
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.
Jacob Mohr: For magic and a special experience, listen to the music of Jacob Mohr from 5-8 p.m. at Marina Bar & Grill at the Baytowne Marina overlooking the Choctawhatchee Bay.
Saturday, Feb. 15
BEach My Valentine: The Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation will present “BEach My Valentine,” an evening of food and music under the stars, from 6-9 p.m. at Bud & Alley’s Restaurant in Seaside. Tickets are $50 per person or $40 for MKAF members and are available at www.mattiekellyartsfoundation.org or call 650-2226.
Escape To Create: Celebrate the season of romance with the second annual Valentine to 30A at 7:30 p.m. at the Seaside Repertory Theatre. Actors bring heart and soul to the most loveable lines written for stage. Enjoy the vocals and smart, sexy lyrics of awarded singer-songwriter Lisa McCormick. Tickets are available at The Rep for $25. Call 231-0733.
Meeting: Alaqua Animal Refuge will host the Florida Director for the Humane Society of the United States for an informative meeting on how you can make a difference for animals in Florida from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Freeport. Attendance is free, but guests need to register at http://action.humanesociety.org/
Topsail tour: Learn about non-native plant visitors from 2-3 p.m. at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park in Santa Rosa Beach. Park entry fee is $6 per vehicle. Call 267-8330.
Benefit concert: Musician David Seering will perform his annual concert to benefit local charity Children in Crisis at 7 p.m. at Village Baptist Church in Destin. The Van Deusen Trio, with Bobby Van Deusen on the piano, and guest artist Amanda Holmes will also perform. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at Children in Crisis, Lifeway Bookstore in Destin, and at P.S. Gifts in Fort Walton Beach. Call 864-4242.
Trunk show: Tennessee artist Carolyn White shows her collection of wraps and vests made from Pashmina scarves from 1-4 p.m. Feb. 15 at Newbill Collection By The Sea, 309 Ruskin Place bin Seaside. Call 231-4500.
Music concert: AnAmericana Under the Oaks Music Concert with Lucky Mud will be held from 6:30-8 p.m. in the Lodge at Camp Helen State Park, 23937 P C Beach Parkway in Panama City Beach. Free admission to the park. Donations accepted. Refreshments available. Call 233-5059.
Camellia Festival: The Friends of Eden pay tribute to the camellia from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Eden Gardens State Park in Point Washington, north of US 98 via CR-395, with demonstrations and more. This community event is free with free admission to the State Park.
Tour of Homes: The Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County’s Valentine Tour of Homes will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 15 and 12-4 p.m. Feb. 16. Tickets are $20/advance; $25/day of. Tickets are available at www.culturalartsalliance.com and at area merchants.