All area codes are 850 unless specified.
Saturday, Oct. 6
Emerald Coast Duck Regatta
Adopt a rubber duck and join in a day of family fun at the Second Annual Emerald Coast Duck Regatta hosted by the Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast Guild at 11 a.m. Duck Regatta begins at 1 p.m. Prizes will be awarded to the owners of the first ducks to cross the finish line. The event will have fun activities for the whole family, including face painters, crafts, scavenger hunts, and a chance to win the $50,000 Golden Duck Prize. Admission is free.
Destin Seafood Festival
The 34th Annual Destin Seafood Festival returns to its original home on the Destin harbor from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Oct. 6 and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 7. Enjoy fresh local seafood, live music, artists, Kids Zone and more. The event is free and donations will be accepted at the door.
Dash Around the Table Tour and Expo
Chef Ashton combines culinary skill, British charm, passion for food and a strong sense of humor to create an interactive and entertaining show from 3-9 p.m. at the Linkside Conference and Business Center, Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. He demonstrates how to prepare delicious dishes at home and has audience members involved in hands-on preparation. Call 315-4306 to purchase $15 tickets. Proceeds benefit Newspapers in Education.
Serve 2 Cure
The Second Annual Serve 2 Cure Tennis Tournament will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort Tennis Center with a tennis tournament, breakfast, fastest serve contest, silent auction, raffles, prizes and luncheon at Graffitti's in Baytowne Warf. Call 267-7060 to sign up or email Serve2Cure@sandestin.com. Cost is $100. Tickets for those who do not want to participate in the tennis portion are $30, and include breakfast, auction, prizes and luncheon. All Proceeds go to Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast Breast Cancer Fund.
Walton Outdoors will host the free Outdoors Festival from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Live Oak Landing RV Resort, 229 Pitts Ave. in Freeport. Hands on activities include fishing, boating, kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, wildlife encounters, interactive educational exhibits and more.
Seaside Community Yard Sale
Turn old sweaters, retro furniture, record albums, and books into cash at the Seaside Community Yard Sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Seaside Amphitheater. More than 100 vendors sell a variety of items at bargain prices. Call 231-6107. The Seaside Farmers Market will also be operating between those hours.
Jim DelMauro Rosemary Run (5K)
Join the race to find a cure for Parkinson's disease by running in or sponsoring the 2012 Jim Del Mauro Rosemary Run. The race begins at 7:30 a.m. on the East Lawn Green. Early registration is $35/adults and $20/students and $45/adults and $25/students on day of race. Visit www.jdmrosemaryrun.org.
Hike one of the several trails the Center has to offer on a guided hike, which includes wildlife and habitat identification. The hike will introduce visitors to the native flora and fauna of the Longleaf Pine Ecosystem. Comfortable footgear, drinking water and insect repellant is recommended. Call 835-1824.
Camp Helen State Park history tour
Camp Helen State Park presents its history walk at 10 a.m. Learn about the early history of the park and local area while wandering on a guided tour around restored historical buildings. The history walk takes place the first Saturday of each month. The tour is free with paid park admission fee of $4 per vehicle. Call 233-5059.
Sunday, Oct. 7
Enjoy Sunday Brunch with the sounds of new local artist Max McCann, playing in the Back Yard, and non-profit charity Shelter House, pouring mimosas for donation, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Hibiscus Coffee and Guesthouse, 85 Defuniak St. in Grayton Beach.
Designer Beach House
Last day for the Coastal Living Ultimate Designer Beach House tour at 194 W. Kingston Road in Rosemary Beach. Hours are 1-5 p.m. Admission is $15.
Low Country Boil
723 Whiskey Bravo, 3031 E. County Hwy. 30-A in the heart of Old Seagrove, offers a Low Country Shrimp Boil with boiled shrimp or crawfish and all the fixin’s plus live music from 3-7 p.m. Sundays. Call 213-0015.
Monday, Oct. 8
Walton County Fair
The Walton County Fair, a tradition since 1924, takes place Oct. 8-13 at the Walton County Fairgrounds on Hwy. 83 in DeFuniak Springs. There will be livestock competitions including rabbit, poultry, hog, horse, lamb, goat and cattle shows. Youth and adults showcase their artwork, handicrafts, growing crops.
Other activities will include a dog show, hot dog and pie eating contests, baked goods for sale and live music. Food vendors along the midway with rides will provide hours of entertainment for the entire family. Cost is $3/adults and $2/children 6-12. Children 5 and under are free. Armbands are $18. Visit waltoncountyfair.com to view full schedule for the week.
Sacred Heart Hospital
An Infant and Child CPR class, training in infant and child CPR, first aid for a child who is choking, and additional basic first aid skills, will be held at 5:30 p.m. Each participant will receive a Family and Friends CPR guide. Cost is $22. Call 278-3600 to register.
The Coastal Strummers Group returns at 4:30 p.m. to the Coastal Branch Library in Santa Rosa Beach. Wiley Selman, ukulele instructor, will play some foot stomping, all-time favorite tunes. Call 267-2809.
Today is the ticket purchase deadline for the Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation's Guild Luncheon with guest speaker Wendy Rodrique of the George Rodrigue Foundation of the Arts to be held at 11:30 a.m. Oct. 10 at atthe LeCiel at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. Call 650-2226.
The Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County's A+ Art Committee presents "One Man Show" by Dr. Walt Foegelle through Oct. 10 at the Northwest Florida State College South Walton Campus.
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,
Openings are available in a variety of non-credit personal enrichment classes offered by the PRIME Time program at Northwest Florida State College. Individuals may enroll at all seven NWFSC locations. The majority of courses are held at the college’s Niceville campus and South Walton Center. The PRIME Time schedule of classes and information is available at www.nwfsc.edu/schedule or call the NWFSC Continuing Education Department at 729-6084. Open to adults of any age, PRIME Time non-credit classes range from $5 to $75.
Pajama Time Story Time
Join storyteller Ms. Cheryl at 6 p.m. every Monday in the children’s room of the Coastal Library for some bedtime stories in your pajamas. This will be a quiet time for little readers to relax to a bedtime story in the comfort of their caretaker’s arms. Call 267-2809.
Tuesday, Oct. 9
Seaside School will conduct a public meeting from 5-6:30 p.m. in the Lyceum Room above the third building to discuss expansion efforts for grades K-5 located in Alys Beach. This will be the first of several public forums to discuss plans for expanding Seaside to the elementary grade levels.
Book Lover’s Club
The Coastal Library Book Lover’s Club will be held from 10-11 a.m. in the community room of the Coastal Branch Library, 437 Greenway Trail in Santa Rosa Beach. New members are welcome along with their friends. Book to be discussed is “The Postmistress” by Sarah Blake. Call 267-2809 or visit www.youseemore.com/walton.
Jasmine Dance Studio in Santa Rosa Beach will hold a ladies adult jazz class from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursday. Call 217-6620 for more information.
Dannica Lowery performs live from 6-9 p.m. every Tuesday at Shorty’s Surfside Bar, 63 Hotz Ave. in Grayton Beach. Call 468-0417.
Singer/guitarist Bill Evett performs from 6-10 p.m. Fridays with DJ Shane beginning at 10 p.m. at Marie’s Bistro on 30A in Blue Mountain Beach. Karaoke takes center stage on Wednesdays; Kelsey Anna performs from 7-10 p.m. Thursdays; and Redd Sings from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Tuesdays with DJ Shane beginning at 10 p.m. Shag Music & Dance Class is held from 5-7 p.m. Sundays with Ben Friedman from 7-10 p.m.
Baby Boot Camp
Boot Camp in Santa Rosa Beach offers a 55-minute workout designed specifically to help new and seasoned moms with stroller-age children get back into shape after having a baby at 9:45 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday mornings and at 5:45 p.m. on Wednesdays
Wednesday, Oct. 10
Wednesday Night Concert Series
The Village of Baytowne Wharf presents a free concert with The Good Time Band from 6-8 p.m. in the Events Plaza. Call 267-8186.
Caliza Goes Pink
In an effort to support the fight against breast cancer, Alys Beach and Executive Chef Kevin Korman will host Caliza Goes Pink with a five-course menu that incorporates cancer-fighting ingredients. Tickets are $200/person. To learn more or purchase tickets, call 213-5700.
Seagrove Garden Club
The Seagrove Garden Club will meet at 10 a.m. at Bayou Biill’s on U.S. 98. The program, ”On Golden Ponds,” will be presented by Pete Wilson. The cost will vary from $18 to $23 depending on the venue. Guests will be an additional $5. Reservations are required at 267-9586.
Thursday, Oct. 11
The Seaside Rep presents Den of Thieves at 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, through Oct. 20 at the Seaside Meeting Hall Theatre. Tickets are $25 at www.seasiderep.org.
Thursday thread therapy
Needlers, knitters, crocheters and others come for free therapy from 4-6 p.m. on the porch at Yards N Yarn, 3770 Co. Hwy. 3280 in Freeport. Call 880-6404.
Fusion fitness classes
Hope Lutheran Church, 3422 U.S. 98 W in Santa Rosa Beach, will offer fusion fitness classes at 9 a.m. Thursdays. Attendees may bring a mat, towel, water and light hand weights. Suggested donation is $5. Call 267-0322.
Zumba With Marcia classes will be held at 6:30 p.m. Mondays, 6 p.m. Thursdays, 8:30 a.m. Fridays and 9 a.m. Saturdays at Premiere Performers Academy in Santa Rosa Beach; 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays at The Studio in Seaside; and 8:30 a.m. Wednesdays at Rosemary Beach Fitness Center.
Friday, Oct. 12
Low Country Comedy Tour
Comedians Dusty Slay and Evan Berke, hosts of 3 Hour Comedy Hour on Kinetic Hifi Radio, perform at 10 p.m. Oct. 12 and 13 and 9 p.m. Oct. 14 at the Seaside Repertory Theatre. Tickets are $20 at the door.
Dueling Piano Show
The interactive, world famous dueling piano show takes the stage at 8 p.m. at Rum Runners Dueling Piano Bar, 130 Fisherman’s Cove in Baytowne Wharf. Call 351-1817.
Enjoy the music of Cody Copeland from 12-4 p.m. at Hammerhead's Bar & Grille, 137 Fisherman’s Cove in Baytowne Wharf. Call 351-1997.
Saturday, Oct. 13
Breakfast with a Ranger and ask questions about wildlife at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park in Santa Rosa Beach from 9 a.m. to noon. To cover the cost of food, bring $5/adults and $3/children, which goes to Friends of Topsail Hill Preserve State Park to enhance the park. Call 267-0299.
Mike Kay presents the importance of aquaculture and its influence on the conservation of coral reefs at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Standard admission rates apply. Call 835-1824.
Best of the Emerald Coast
The 2012 winners voted The Best by readers of Emerald Coast Magazine will be on display from 6-9 p.m. at Grand Boulevard at Sandestin along the main street. The evening includes food, fun, fashion and entertainment, silent auction, and live music. Admission is $25/advance and $35/day of. All proceeds benefit the Junior League of the Emerald Coast. Tickets can be purchased at Today's Boutique, Sarah K’s Gourmet, Silver Sands customer service kiosk, Copy Systems in Destin’s Walmart, and the Regions Bank in Destin or on-line at www.jlec.org. Call 862-2665.
Author Robbie L. Rogers of Santa Rosa Beach will sign copies of his book, “Guilty of No Wrongdoing,” from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Sundog Books, 89 Central Square in Santa Rosa Beach.
Vettes at the Village
The Village of Baytowne Wharf and Playground Corvette Club present Vettes at the Village from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. Area Corvette Clubs bring “America’s Sports Car” to the event, shined to the max and wanting your vote as favorite Corvette at the show. Visit www.playgroundcorvetteclub.com/VATV/vatv.html.