All area codes are 850 unless specified.
The inaugural 30A 10K Thanksgiving Day race and 1 mile fun run begins at 7:30 a.m. Nov. 22 at South Barrett Square in Rosemary Beach. Visit www.30a10k.com.
A Turkey Trot Fun run will be held at 8 a.m. Nov. 22 at Marina Park in WaterColor. Thanksgiving brunch and dinner will be served at Fish Out of Water. Cost is $55. Call 534-5050.
Florida Trail Association
The Florida Trail Association will hold the following events. Visit www.choctaw.floridatrail.org or call the listed number.
• Nov. 22: A pot luck Thanksgiving dinner at Blackwater River State Park at noon with a short, leisurely hike around the Chain of Lakes trail afterwards. Call 682-6098.
• Nov. 27: Meeting at 6 p.m. at Ed’s Hometown Seafood & Steaks in Niceville. Visitors welcome. Call 654-1172.
• Nov. 24: Bike ride in Niceville at 10 a.m. Meet at Guiseppi’s Marina and Wharf on Bayshore Drive. Lunch after at a nearby restaurant. Call 897-6756.
• Nov. 28: Bike ride in Holley-by-the-Sea/Hidden Creek Subdvision/Resort area at 10 a.m. Meet at the Hidden Creek Golf Course. Bring a picnic lunch to eat at Bobbi Serpico’s home. Call 499-4404.
• Nov. 29: Bike ride in the older section of Destin at 3 p.m. Meet at the Clement Taylor Park on Calhoun Avenue. Supper after at a nearby restaurant. Call 301-9452.
• Dec. 1: Bike ride on Pensacola Beach out to Ft. Pickens at 10 a.m. Meet at the last public parking area on Ft. Pickens Road before entering the Gulf Islands National Seashore area. Lunch after at nearby restaurant. Call 736-3909.
Cottages for Kids
Cottages for Kids, a fundraising event that benefits Children’s Volunteer Health Network, Inc., will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekends through Nov. 24, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 22 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 5-8 p.m. Nov. 23 on the East Long Green in Rosemary Beach for the public to view and for kids to play. Volunteers are needed help sell raffle tickets, serve as security around the cottages and other various duties. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learn the full history of Florida’s most famous reptile, the alligator, at 1:30 p.m. Nov. 24 at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park in Santa Rosa Beach. All programs require a $6 per car entry admission. Call 267-8330.
Learn about owls, hawks, and other Florida raptors at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Nov. 24 at the E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center. Standard admission rates apply. Call 835-1824.
The Amvets Ladies Auxiliary Post #178, DeFuniak Springs, will hold a Holiday Bazaar from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 24 at the post, 4776 Hwy. 90 W. Event is free. Food and beverages will be available. Call 892-4594 or 859-2187.
Pastel Society Juried Exhibition
The Pastel Society of North Florida will host its 12th Biennial National Juried All-Pastel Exhibition through Nov. 30 at Mattie Kelly Arts Center Galleries, 100 College Blvd. at Northwest Florida State College. The exhibition is free and open to the public. For information, email artgalleries@NWFSC.edu or 729-6044.
Learn about Florida’s sharks at 1:30 p.m. Nov. 30 at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park in Santa Rosa Beach. All programs require a $6 per car entry admission. Call 267-8330.
Baytowne on Ice
The ice skating rink at The Village of Baytowne Wharf will be open through Jan. 31 at the Apex Broadcasting Skating Pavilion. For $10 guests can skate for an hour and a half. Skate rental is $2. The first hour of each day is reserved for "kids skate" for youth 12 and under. Season passes are available for $140. During November bring two non-perishable cans of food for Harvest House of Destin and receive a free skate rental. Call 816-682-1003 for times and special skating packages.
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.
A 45-minute Yoga Express class will be held at 8 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at The Studio, 30A Yoga in Seaside. Cost is $12 drop-in, no monthly fee. Call 320-237-4201 for more information.
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.
Rosalina plays classic standards and show tunes on keyboard from 6-9 p.m. Wednesdays at Christiano's Ristorante in Santa Rosa Beach. Call 267-2185.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
A World Affair
A World Affair will be held from 1-4 p.m. Dec. 2 at the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort’s Linkside Exhibition Hall and will celebrate food, dance and culture from around the world. Several Emerald Coast restaurants will serve a selection of international foods, and area performing arts groups will demonstrate cultural dances. An international fashion show will showcase traditional clothing from a variety of countries, and a silent auction will be held.
All proceeds benefit Covenant Hospice’s unfunded programs in Okaloosa and Walton counties. Covenant Hospice needs restaurants to participate and items for the silent auction. Corporate sponsorships are available and range from $100 to $2,500. Call 598-4815.
Waterford Wedgwood at Silver Sands will host an in-store signing reception from 12-4 p.m. Dec. 7 with Gerard Treacy, Waterford Brand ambassador and master glass blower. Phone orders call 650-1636.
Rosemary Beach Unleashed
The Second Annual Rosemary Beach Unleashed free community festival will be held from 1-4 p.m. Dec. 9 at St. Augustine Park in Rosemary Beach. This year, dogs can compete in a variety of competitions including children’s handling, most talented, best trick, a dog fashion show, and more. Music, food, dance performances, market and an agility demonstration will keep everyone entertained. Dogs and owners may take their photos with friends from the North Pole and Dog Peticures available.
SouthernFare Dinner Series
WaterColor Inn & Resort presents a traditional offering Dec. 9 with wild game sourced regionally with fresh local sides to compliment a healthy offering. Seating at 7p.m. Cost is $65/++ pp. Reservation required.
Book Lover’s Club
The Coastal Library Book Lover’s Club will be held from 10-11 a.m. Dec. 11 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 “State of Wonder” by Ann Patchett. Call 267-2809 or visit www.youseemore.com/walton.
• 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