Calendar of Events and Entertainment June 20 - 27


Wednesday Night Concert Series — Enjoy a free concert with Chubby Carrier from 7-9 p.m. in the Events Plaza at The Village of Baytowne Wharf at Sandestin Call 267-8186.

Special to The Sun
Published: Thursday, June 19, 2014 at 11:21 AM.

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Friday, June 20

Book signing: Patsy Dorris Hale of Santa Rosa Beach and Fort Worth, Texas, will sign copies of her book, “He Heard His Brother Call His Name,” from 9-11 a.m. June 20 at The Hidden Lantern in Rosemary Beach and from 10 a.m. to noon June 27 at Sun Dog Bookstore in Seaside. The book is a true story of a larger-than-life Texas family and the strong ties that bound two of its infamous sons.

Topsail tour: Hike in the globally rare and imperiled coastal dune lake, No Name Lake, from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park in Santa Rosa Beach. Park entry fee is $6 per vehicle. Call 267-8330. Please bring sunscreen and water.

Central Square Cinema: Grab your blankets for free movies, “The Muppets” at 8 p.m. June 20 and “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2” June 27 under the stars at the Seaside Amphitheater.

Saturday, June 21

Pet owners: The Walton County Sheriff’s Office, Walton County Emergency Management and Alaqua Animal Refuge will help pet owners get information they need to have a plan in place in case of evacuation from 9 a.m. to noon at Alaqua Unleashed, 342 JD Miller Road in Santa Rosa Beach. Family event includes a petting zoo, face-painting by Abrakadoodle, food trucks, sno balls, the Sheriff's Office K-9 unit, agility demonstrations, a fire truck, adoptable dogs from Alaqua and more. Call 880-6399.

Casting Call: Tryouts for Alaqua’s 2015 calendar, Hunks and Hounds, will be held from 1-3 p.m. on Grayton Beach. Bring a paper with your info including, name, age, where you live, and your contact information. Wear board shorts and a tank or tee. A love for animals is a must. You must be available to be here to shoot the calendar in July. Do not bring an animal with you to the casting call. If attending, email

LakeFest: Save the date today for LakeFest in DeFuniak Springs with entertainment, 5K Race & Fun Run, canoe/kayak/paddleboard competitions, Kids’ Fun Zone with bounce house, waterslide, face painting, craft/food vendors, a car show and watercraft rides and demonstrations.

Starlight Ballet: The NWF Ballet presents a free mixed repertory performance at 7:30 p.m. at the St. Augustine Green in Rosemary Beach with scenes from the 2nd Act of Swan Lake as well as an eclectic mix of new contemporary pieces.  

Adventure Club: Bike ride at 9 a.m. in South Walton County on the 30A Bike Path. Meet at Ed Walline beach access park at the intersection of CR 393 and Hwy. 30A. Lunch along the bike trail. Call 267-1898.

Sunday, June 22

Sunday cinema: A free movie, “Saving Mr. Banks,” begins at 8 p.m. in the Events Plaza at the Village of Baytowne Wharf.

Summer Sunday Concert: Gulf Place on 30A will host a free concert with Déjà vu from 6-9 p.m. on the Amphitheater lawn. Bring chairs and blankets.

Backyard Boogie: Forrest Williams, Bryan Kennedy, Scott Rockwood Trio and matt Hall perform during Williams Backyard Boogie from 5-8 p.m. at 1921 Chat Holley Road in Santa Rosa Beach. Tickets are $20 donation to Food For Thought. Food will be available from CUP Food You Pick Up. Visit or email for tickets and information.

Monday, June 23

Concerts in the Park: Bring blankets and beach chairs to enjoy a free concert with Cabo Rock from 6-8 p.m. at Marina Park in WaterColor.

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

Gulf Jazz Society: Singer and pianist David Seering will perform a program of the songs of the Great American Songbook, which includes selections from the music associated with Johnny Mercer, Harry Connick Jr., Elton John and Andrew Lloyd Webber, from 6:30-9 p.m. at The Place in Panama City. Make reservations at 784-2106, 258-4022 or 769-5494. Tickets are $12/GJS members and $15/non-members.

Tuesday, June 24

ECPRO: Emerald Coast Public Relations Organization will meet at 11:30 a.m. at Angler’s Beachside Grill on Okaloosa Island. This month’s topic will be “Driving Customer Value through a Positive Image” presented by Domenica Farmer, area sales director for Waste Management. Cost is $15/members, $20/non-members and $10/full-time students. Email for information.

TDC: The Walton County Tourist Development Council will hold its first meeting of the North Walton County Event Advisory Committee at 1 p.m. at the Walton County Administration Building, Conference Room, 76 North 5th Street in DeFuniak Springs. Email or call 622-7814.

Alzheimer’s support group: Alzheimer’s Family Services will hold a support group for family members or friends coping with a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease at 2 p.m. at Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast, Suite 3 Conference Room, in Miramar Beach.  The support group is free and limited respite care is available. To make arrangements for respite, call 866-478-7790.

Cinema Under The Stars: Bring a blanket or low back chair to enjoy the movie “A Bug’s Life” under the stars from 8-10 p.m. in the Alys Beach Amphitheatre on Somerset Street.

Wednesday, June 25

Seaside Summer Concerts: Celebrate summer with the sounds of Dangermuffin at 7 p.m. in the Seaside Amphitheater. Event is free.

Grand Boulevard Farmers’ Market: The new market will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Grand Park 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. 

Seminar: Margaret R. McDowell, firm founder of Arbor Wealth Management, LLC, a “fee-only” registered investment advisory firm, will host “Bubble or Boom? Investing in a Volatile Market” at 10 a.m. in the Arbor Wealth Conference Room. Call 608-6121 to reserve seating. Refreshments will be served.

Summer Concert Series: Bring blankets and low back chairs to enjoy music with the Forrest Williams Band from 7-9 p.m. in the Alys Beach Amphitheatre.

Movies and more: Aprogram on snakes will be followed by the movie “The Junge Book” at 5:30 p.m. in the Recreation Hall at Camp Helen State Park. A parent or guardian must accompany children. Admission into the park is free, although donations are requested for the Friends of Camp Helen State Park. Call 233-5059.

Thursday, June 26

Beach Blast: Elephant Walk restaurant in Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort will have a free evening of entertainment on the beach at 6 p.m. Activities include beach bonfires, live music by Bo Adams, children’s activities, bounce houses, face painting, balloon sculpting, a photo lounge, s’mores, and a fireworks show. Select activities are at an additional cost.

Americana Under The Stars: Bring a chair, a beverage and enjoy the music of Scott and Michelle Dalziel at 6 p.m. in the amphitheater at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park in Santa Rosa Beach. Open mic begins the evening. Free admission into park and a suggested donation of $5 goes to the Friends of Topsail Hill. Food available for purchase.

Moonlight and Movies: Blankets and lawn chairs welcome for a fun movie night under the stars at 8:15 p.m. on the Western Green in Rosemary Beach. Movie is “Despicable Me 2 (PG).

Concerts in the Village: MKAF presents Twelve Against Nature, Nashville’s Steely Dan Experience, at 7 p.m. at the Dugas Pavilion at the Mattie Kelly Cultural Arts Village in Destin. Bring a picnic and wine or beverage of choice, or purchase meal from local restaurant prepared on-site. Admission is $10/adult and children under 12 and MKAF members are free. Call 650-2226. 

Candidate forum: The Walton County Patriots will hold a Candidates Forum at 6 p.m. at the Life Enrichment Senior Center, 312 College Ave. in DeFuniak Springs. Speakers will include Brad Drake, Jan Hooks and Karen Schoen, candidates for the District 5 FL House seat.

TDC: The Walton County TDC’s Events, Activities, Arts and Culture Committee will meet from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at the S.W. Courthouse Annex Boardroom.

Friday, June 27

Topsail tour: Identify the differences between sharks and dolphins 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.

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.

Grayton Beer Concert: Grayton Beer and Peddlers Pavilion in Seacrest Beach present a 30A Summer Concert Series with Fran and Allie from 6-10 p.m.  Beer and wine available through Peddlers Pub, and admission is free.

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