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Find great bargains on gently-used clothing, electronics/computers and household items at Hope Lutheran Church’s second annual Rummage Sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 27 at 3422 US Hwy 98 W in Santa Rosa Beach. All proceeds will be used for community outreach. Call 267-0322.
The Friends of the Coastal Library annual fall book sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 27 in the community room at the Coastal Branch Library in Santa Rosa Beach. Friends, new members, and those wishing to join the Friends Group are invited to the pre-sale from 3-5 p.m. Oct 26. All proceeds benefit the library with purchase of new books and items. Call 267-2809.
Chautauqua Vineyards & Winery will host the Annual Harvest Festival Oct. 27. Crafters from all over the Southeast will show off their talents. The arts and crafts show will offer jewelry, paintings, art, baskets, scarves, woodwork, embroidery work, and many more hand crafted items. Local car clubs will present a spectacular cruise in competition. There will be a variety of cars, something for everyone to see. A $100 prize and 3 foot trophy goes to the best in show.
The local Kiwanis Club will serve up hot food and live entertainment will open with classic sounds by Smokin' Rodeo from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Geoff McBride, local rising star and R&B singer featured on NBC's The Voice, will take the stage from 2-6 p.m.
Free pastel art demonstration
The Pastel Society of North Florida will host a free demonstration by world renowned instructor and Pastel Society of America Hall of Fame Honoree Richard McKinley from 12-3 p.m. Oct. 27 at the Bayou Arts Center, 105 Hogtown Bayou Lane in Santa Rosa Beach.
Butterfly Nature Walk
Joe Wyatt, Hammock Bay’s on-site ecologist, will introduce you to a variety of wildflowers and butterflies at 9 a.m. Oct. 27. The tour will meet in front of The Lake Club in Hammock Bay. Wear long pants and tennis shoes. Call 496-1864.
Learn about a variety of spiders in Northwest Florida at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Oct. 27 at the E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center. Standard admission rates apply. Call 835-1824.
Grand and Exotic Car Show
Destin’s Grand and Exotic Car Show & Rally will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 27 in Town Center at Grand Boulevard in Sandestin. Presented by Motorfest Magazine and featuring the Destin Car Club and Smith Motorworks, more than 100 of the finest and most exotic cars around including Porsches, Lamborghinis, Lotus, Ferraris and Maseratis will line the boulevard. Admission is free. Proceeds benefit Children in Crisis. Register your car at www.MotorfestMagazine.com.
The Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce and the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association host the Panama City Beach Seafood and Music Festival: UNwineD 2012 Oct. 27-28 at Capt. Anderson’s Marina between Capt. Anderson's and Boatyard restaurants. The five-day festival will celebrate seafood, fishing, culinary arts, music, entertainment, arts and culture in Panama City Beach. Call 235-1159 or visit pcbseafoodfestival.com for specific times and events.
SouthernFare Dinner Series
Celebrate WaterColor Inn & Resort’s 10th Anniversary with an Oktoberfest Celebration featuring craft beer and German specialty foods from 2-6 p.m. Oct. 28 in Marina Park. The fall festival includes games, pumpkin carving contest with judging at 5 p.m., music/entertainment, and the movie, “Beetlejuice,” at 6 p.m.
• Nov. 17: Georgia Farm to Table Dinner in the BoatHouse, featuring White Oaks Pastures, Gayla’s Grits and Georgia Olive Farms. Enjoy this elegant dinner prepared by the chefs at Fish Out of Water with finest beef offered by White Oak Pastures. Seating at 7 p.m. Cost is $65/++ pp res required.
• Dec. 9: Enjoy a traditional offering of a wild game sourced regionally with fresh local sides to compliment this healthy offering. Seating at 7p.m. Cost is $65/++ pp res required.
The Battle for America
Join former Navy Seals and Retired Special Ops leaders for a presentation and discussion by Ryan Zinke and other leaders concerning information and preparation for the upcoming election at 3p.m. Oct. 28 in the Likside Exhibit Hall at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. For information, email email@example.com.
Pastel Society Juried Exhibition
The Pastel Society of North Florida will host its 12th Biennial National Juried All-Pastel Exhibition Oct. 28 to Nov. 30 at Mattie Kelly Arts Center Galleries, 100 College Blvd. at Northwest Florida State College. The opening reception is at 2 p.m. Oct. 28. The exhibition is free and open to the public. For information, email artgalleries@NWFSC.edu or 729-6044.
Wednesday Night Concert Series
DJ will play frightening good tunes on the Events Plaza stage at The Village of Baytowne Wharf from 6-8 p.m. Oct. 31 on the Events Plaza Stage, Call 267-8186.
Arbor Wealth Management, LLC will host an Income Generation Seminar at 10 a.m. Oct. 31 in the Arbor Wealth Conference Room. Strategies are most appropriate for investors with $250,000 or more of investable assets. Refreshments will be served. Call 608-6121 to reserve seating.
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.
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.
A new Restorative/Gentle Yoga Class will be held at 11:30 a.m. every Thursday at Balance Health Studio 30a in Seagrove. There is no cost to individuals currently receiving treatment for any type of cancer. Call 532-4295.
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.
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.
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,
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.
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.
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.
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.
Thursday thread therapy
Needlers, knitters, crocheters and others come for free therapy from 4-6 p.m. Thursdays on the porch at Yards N Yarn, 3770 Co. Hwy. 3280 in Freeport. Call 880-6404.
Seaside Farmers Market
Get your pick of fresh produce, baked goods, dairy products, native plants and other unique offerings during Market on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon in the Amphitheatre behind Raw & Juicy. Enjoy special cooking demos and activities.
Amateur Radio Club
The Chautauqua Amateur Radio Club of DeFuniak Springs/Walton County meets at 6:30 p.m. the last Tuesday of every month at McLean's Restaurant near I10 and 331 South. This club welcomes new and old Ham Radio operators. There are no business meetings on these Tuesdays. We have classes and a great time together. Call 892-2562 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rotary Club of South Walton
The Rotary Club of South Walton meets for breakfast at 7:30 a.m. each Thursday morning at the Embassy Suites, Scenic Hwy. 98 in Miramar Beach. Visiting Rotarians and their guests are welcome. Call 267-2929.
Herman Lodge #108 Free and Accepted Masons will meet at 7 p.m. first and third Tuesdays of each month on Madison Street in Freeport. Call 835-2314.
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.
A Society of Human Resource Management Chapter in Walton County will meet at 8 a.m. the first Thursday of the month at TJ’s Table in Freeport. The group is open to all individuals involved in any aspect of human resources. Email email@example.com or call 892-8668, ext. 215.
The Town Planters of Freeport will meet at 7 p.m. the first Tuesday of the month at the Blount House on Kylea Laird Road. Call 835-5611.
Choctawhatchee Audubon Society
• Nov. 1: Meeting at 6:30 p.m. in Room 302 of the new Student Services Center at the Niceville campus of N/W Florida State College. The meeting is free and open to anyone who has an interest in birds or nature. Call 8582-7064.
• Nov. 3: Bird walk at South Walton Courthouse Annex with Dee Nickerson. Meet at the Bluewater Bay Winn-Dixie at 7:30 a.m. or at the Courthouse at 8 a.m. Call 897-2035. Wear long pants and sleeves.
Telluride Mountain Film Festival
Celebrate the 12th Annual Film Festival at WaterColor Inn & Resort Nov. 2-3. Festival gates open at 6 p.m. and films begin at 7 p.m. at the Marina Park Amphitheater under the stars. Bring blankets and lawn chairs.
Tickets may be purchased at www.watercolorresort.com/florida-gulf-coast/mt-film.asp or at the gate. Single night admission in advance is $35/adult per night and $30/child per night. Two night admission in advance is $65/adult and $50/child. At the gate, single night is $45/adult and $40/child. Two night is $85/adult and $75/child. No outside food, beverage or coolers allowed in the MountainFilm Festival Gates. No pets allowed at this event.
Community Clean Up
District 4 Commissioner Sara Comander will sponsor Community Clean Up Day from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 3 at Choctaw Beach Park on State Road 20 in the Choctaw Beach community. Dumpsters provided for Walton County residents to dump trash, yard debris, tires, appliances, and other miscellaneous items. A crew and equipment to off-load heavy items will be available. Recycling trailers will also be available for newsprint, glass, and aluminum. Do not bring
poisons, pesticides, paints, thinners, gasoline, and other flammables.
Grit & Grace
An encore performance of “Life at the Landings … and Beyond,” written and directed by Nancy Hasty for Grit & Grace, will be held at 7 p.m. Nov. 3 and 2 p.m. Nov. 4 at the Wise Educational and Performing Arts Center, 555 Walton Road in DeFuniak Springs.
Seating is limited. Tickets are $10 and $15 at door. Call 270-7008 or visit www.gritandgrace.org.
Identifying the invader
The Walton County Master Gardeners present the ninth lecture in a series for local gardeners from 10-11:30 a.m. Nov. 7 at the UofFL/Walton Coastal Branch Extension Office, 70 Logan Lane in Grayton Beach. Sheila Dunning, a University of FL/Okaloosa County Extension Horticulture Agent, will educate attendees about invasive species from both the animal and plant kingdoms in our area.
The program is free and open to the public, however seating is limited to 30 participants. Make reservations at 892-8172.
A series of public workshops to allow input from the public regarding the Beach Activities Ordinance will be held at 10 a.m. Nov. 7 at the Walton County Courthouse Annex, 31 Coastal Centre Blvd. in Santa Rosa Beach and at 1 p.m. Nov. 8 at the Walton County Courthouse, 571 US Hwy. 90 West in DeFuniak Springs.
Cheeseburger in Paradise will host a Toy Drive from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 10 in the parking lot of the business at Silver Sands Premium Outlets to help local foster children.
A free appetizer card will be given for any donation of a new toy, and a 20 percent discount on lunch that day will be given for any food dropped off. Also, remember there are teenagers in foster homes, and gift cards or teenager gifts would be greatly appreciated. Call 357-3562 or 837-0197.
One of South Walton's premier events celebrating the migration of the Monarch Butterfly, Flutterby Festival takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 10 and 11 at Rosemary Beach's South Barrett Square, Main Street and Western Green. The event provides live music, interactive storytelling, animal encounters and an array of artists, vendors and exhibitors. A master gardener will be on hand teaching children the art of building a butterfly garden. The fun-filled day also includes a butterfly costume parade at 3 p.m., street games, face painting, and street and mural painting. The event is free. Call 622-5970.
Krispy Kreme will honor veterans and active military personnel in uniform or with valid military identification with a free coffee and doughnut for Veterans Day on Nov. 11 at participating Krispy Kreme locations. No purchase necessary.
Book Lover’s Club
The Coastal Library Book Lover’s Club will be held from 10-11 a.m. Nov. 13 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 Jane Austen’s work of choice.. Call 267-2809 or visit www.youseemore.com/walton.
• Dec. 11: “State of Wonder” by Ann Patchett
• Jan. 8: “The Tenderness of Wolves” by Stef Penney
• Feb. 12: “In the Sanctuary of Outcasts” by Neil White Jackie
• March 12: “Unbroken” by Laura Hillenbrand
• April 9: “The Dressmaker of Khair Khan” by Gayle T. Lemmon
Seagrove Garden Club
The Seagrove Garden Club meets at 10 a.m. Nov. 14 at Nick’s on the Beach in Blue Mountain Beach. Russ Barley, owner of Emerald Coast Florists, presents “Holiday Arrangements.” The cost to members will vary from $18 to $23 depending on the venue. Guests will be an additional $5. Reservations are required at 267-9586.