All area codes are 850 unless specified.
Saturday, Sept. 29
Share the Shelter Music Fest will be held from 12-10 p.m. at Gulf Place on the corner of 30-A and Hwy. 393 in Santa Rosa Beach. This celebration features musical talent, merchandise vendors, and a doggie play area. The profits from the event will go the Shelter House and Alaqua Animal Refuge.
Walk to End Alzheimer’s
Crystal Bay and Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort will host the Walk to End Alzheimer’s benefiting the Alzheimer’s Association at 10 a.m. at Baytowne Marina, Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, 9300 Emerald Coast Parkway in Miramar Beach. Registration begins at 9 a.m. For more information about the walk or donations, call 267-1600.
Meet Smokey the Bear and the Walton County Fire Rangers as they talk about good vs. bad fires at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center. Classes are free with price of admission. Call 835-1824.
Seaside Farmers Market
Get your pick of fresh produce, baked goods, dairy products, native plants and other unique offerings from 8 a.m. to noon in the Amphitheatre behind Raw & Juicy. Enjoy special cooking demos and activities.
WCSO takes back unwanted prescription drugs
The Walton County Sheriff’s Office and the Drug Enforcement Administration will give the public another opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the WCSO South Walton Substation, 133 Sheriff Dr. in Santa Rosa Beach, or the WCSO Administration Office, 752 Triple G Road in DeFuniak Springs. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.
Sunday, Sept. 30
SouthernFare Farmer & Fishermen Dinner
A special chefs dinner showcasing local fish and local organic farmer Robert Wheeler’s fresh vegetables will be held at 7 p.m. at Fish Out of Water, 34 Golden Rod Circle at WaterColor Resort. Cost is $55/person and a YOLO Board will be raffled. Tickets are $25 each and proceeds will benefit Wheeler, who faces very large medical bills after his wife recently lost her two-year battle with breast cancer. Seating is limited. Call 534-5050.
Have a Sunday brunch buffet with Drew Tillman plus Caring and Sharing pouring Mimosas for donations from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Hibiscus Coffee & Guesthouse, 85 Defuniak St. in Grayton Beach. Call 231-2733.
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. 1
Mac Users Group
The Mac Users Group will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the NWF State College Student Services Building — Room 132. James Savage will give an overview of Apple’s presentation program “Keynote” covering the options and capabilities of the program. Call 862-3327 or email email@example.com.
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.
Pajama Time Story Time
Join storyteller Ms. Cheryl at 6 p.m. 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.
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,
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.
Tuesday, Oct. 2
The Town Planters of Freeport will meet at 7 p.m. at the Blount House on Kylea Laird Road. Call 835-5611.
Herman Lodge #108 Free and Accepted Masons will meet at 7 p.m. on Madison Street in Freeport. Call 835-2314.
Dannica Lowery performs live from 6-9 p.m. 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
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.
Wednesday, Oct. 3
Wednesday Night Concert Series
The Village of Baytowne Wharf presents a free concert from 6-8 p.m. in the Events Plaza. Call 267-8186.
James Williams will present a program on growing olives in Walton County when the Walton County Master Gardeners present Home Grown Martinis at 10 a.m. at the Coastal Branch Extension Office, 70 Logan Lane in Grayton Beach. Light refreshments will be served. Soil testing supplies and instruction will be available for $8. The program is free and open to the public; seating is limited. Make reservation at 892-8172.
Tea Party Patriots
The Walton County Tea Party Patriots will meet at 6 p.m. at the Coastal Branch Library, 437 Greenway Trail in Santa Rosa Beach. Featured speaker will be Charlotte Flynt, a candidate for Seat 5 on the Walton County Fire Control Board. She will discuss issues facing the fire district. The meeting is free and open to the public. Call 654-9972.
Designer Beach House
During the Coastal Living Ultimate Designer Beach House tour a home at 194 W. Kingston Road in Rosemary Beach through Oct. 7. Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $15.
Thursday, Oct. 4
Hops for the House
A limited number of tickets are available for ‘Hops for the House’, a beer tasting and dinner, at 6:30 p.m. at Carrabba’s Italian Grill in Sandestin. Tickets are a $45 donation and include beer tastings, appetizer and dinner, consisting of entrée, side and salad. All proceeds benefit Fisher House for local military families and stay in the local community. Call 259-4956 or email Kim@FisherHouseEmeraldCoast.org.
The Seaside Rep presents Den of Thieves at 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday at the Seaside Meeting Hall Theatre. Tickets are $25 at www.seasiderep.org.
“How I Came to Buddhism: A Spiritual Autobiography” is the title of a talk to be given when the Emerald Coast Meditation Society meets at 6:30 p.m. at 480 N. Co. Hwy. 393, in Santa Rosa Beach. The ECMS is ecumenical, follows no religion, and does not charge. For information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fusion fitness class
Hope Lutheran Church, 3422 U.S. 98 W in Santa Rosa Beach, will offer fusion fitness classes at 9 a.m. Attendees may bring a mat, towel, water and light hand weights. Suggested donation is $5. Call 267-0322.
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.
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.
Friday, Oct. 5
BEMA Art Gallery, 5410 Hwy. 30-A in Seagrove Beach above Beachy Beach 30A Realty, will host a Friends Hour from 4-6 p.m. with light appetizers, bubblies and art. The gallery showcases a collection of art by local artists, Beeb Benson and Mary Hong. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday 10-4 with extended hours available upon request. Call 586-8264 or visit www.bemaart.blogspot.com.
First Friday Art Walk
La Vie Est Belle, home of Fine Pearls & Leather Jewelry by Wendy Mignot, will celebrate "First Friday Art Walk" from 5-9 p.m. Oct. 5 in the Seaside gallery. This month’s featured artist is Raku Sculpture, John McRae. Complimentary organic cocktails and tapas provided by Raw & Juicy. Call 231-4692.
Sing and dance along when the Dream Band performs at 8 p.m. at John Wehner's Village Door, 136 Fisherman's Cove in Baytowne Wharf. Call 502-4590.
The Order of the Eastern Star #281 meets at 7:30 p.m. the first and third Fridays of each month at Herman Lodge on Madison Street in Freeport. Call 835-2314.
Saturday, Oct. 6
Walton Outdoors will host the free Outdoors Festival from 10 a.m.to 2 p.m. Oct. 6 at Live Oak Landing Resort, 229 Pitts Ave. in Freeport. Hands-on activities include fishing, kayaking, boating, standup paddle boarding,wildlife encounters, interactive educational exhibits and more.
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.
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.
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.