All area codes are 850 unless specified.
Crime Stoppers Crawfish Boil
Emerald Coast Crime Stoppers will host a Louisiana Crawfish Boil from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 4 at Publix at Grand Boulevard. Kids meals will be available. Dine in or carry out. One box is $12, four boxes are $40.
RickO’Connorfrom University of Florida’s IFAS extension office will talk about the natural history of snakes in our area, why they visit yards and homes, and how to reduce the chances of an encounter with them at 11 a.m. May 4 at the E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center. Turtle Bob will also introduce some of his reptilian friends. Standard admission rates apply. Call 835-1824.
Jazz on the Lawn
Grab a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy Jazz on the Lawn with Roman Street at 5 p.m. May 4 in the Seaside Amphitheater on County Road 30A. Call 231-6107.
• May 11: The Chad Fisher Group
• May 18: Last Flite Out
Duke & The King
The Seaside Repertory Theatre presents the film "Duke & The King" at 7:30 p.m. May 4. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at seasiderep.org or call 231-0733.
Bring your yard tools and help at the annual Volunteer Clean-up Day from 8 a.m. to noon May 4 at Gulf Cemetery. Rain date is May 11. Drinks will be available and snacks/lunch will be provided at 11 a.m.
Cinco de Mayo
Cantina Laredo Modern Mexican Food at Grand Boulevard will host its fifth annual Cinco de Mayo celebration from 5-11 p.m. May 4. Heritage will perform and Fusion Art Glass will exhibit the art of glass blowing. Call 654-5649.
Gospel Night in the Lakeyard
The DeFuniak Springs Economic Development/Tourism Committee will host a free Gospel Night in the Lakeyard from 5-9 p.m. May 4 in the amphitheatre. Musical groups from several area churches will provide music that evening in the amphitheatre. The program will feature praise bands, contemporary gospel groups, traditional music, duets and soloists. Food vendors will have a variety of food and there will be games and activities for children from 5-7 p.m. Call 333-3406.
The Defuniak Springs Visitors Bureau will sponsor Peddlers Alley from 8 a.m. to noon May 4 in the alleys between Baldwin Avenue and Hwy. 90. Dozens of vendors sell plants, canned and baked goods, flea market items and crafts. Free to the public.
Bark for Life
Bark for Life, a canine event to benefit the American Cancer Society, begins at 9:30 a.m. May 4 at The Village of Baytowne Wharf with registration from 8:30-9 a.m. Pre-registration at www.relayforlife.org/southwaltonfl is $10 per pup or $20 day of event. Participants of the canine persuasion are needed for the dog parade, costumes contest, and agility course. Call 687-0968.
Waterford Crystal signing
Master Glass Blower Gerard Treacy, will sign Waterford Crystal pieces from 12-3:30 p.m. May 4 at Waterford Wedgwood Royal Doulton at Silver Sands Premium Outlets in Sandestrin. Presales are being taken by phone at 276-7346 or in person.
Pandora’s Spring Music
Pandora’s Steakhouse of Grayton Beach will offer music featuring local favorites as well as regional acts from as far away as Chicago. Entertainment begins at 9 p.m. and is free and open to all guests at least 21 years of age. Scheduled performers are:
• May 4: Call the Law
• May 7: Zack Rosicka Project
• May 8: Mike Dillon Band
• May 9: Forrest Williams Band
• May 10: The Funky Project
• May 11: Tony Vegas
• May 12: Heritage
• May 14: Treehouse
• May 15: Forrest Williams Band
• May 16: Hotel Oscar
• May 17: Boukou Groove
• May 18: Owsley Bros. & DJ Michael Disciple
• May 19: Red Rocket & the Special Needs
• May 21: Zack Rosicka Project
• May 22: Forrest Williams Band
• May 23: Dread Clampitt
• May 24: Cadillac Willy
• May 25: Forrest Williams Band
• May 26: Blue Ribbon Healers
• May 28: Saluda
• May 29: Forrest Williams Band
• May 31: Call the Law
30A Farmers Market
The 30A Farmers Market takes place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 5, 12, 19, 26 and 30 in Barrett Square at Rosemary Beach. Community event features fresh vegetables, fruits, eggs, honey, cheese, preserves, sauces, bread, sweets, prepared foods to go and more.
Every Thursday and Sunday beginning May 1 through Aug. 29.
Tail Waggin’ Tutors
Beginner and novice readers can practice reading while enjoying the company of a trained, certified canine friend during “Tail Waggin’ Tutors," a new children's reading program under the tutelage of dog handler Nancy Bown, from 3:30-5 p.m. May 6 and May 20 at the Coastal Branch Library in Santa Rosa Beach. This program is free with limited seating. Register at 267-2809.
Stories By The Sea
Join the Seaside Rep as they present a one-of-a-kind storytelling experience for children of all ages at 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at Lyceum Archway in Seaside.
Wednesday Night Concert Series
The Village of Baytowne Wharf presents Reed Waddle from 7-9 p.m. May 8 in the Events Plaza. Call 267-8186.
• May 15: Big Leg Emma
• May 22: Dirty Bourbon River Show
• May 29: Soul Track Mind
Topsail Hill Preserve State Park in Santa Rosa Beach will hold the following tours. Programs require a $6 entry admission, except Breakfast with a Ranger. Outside tours are cancelled during severe weather. Call 267-8330.
• Ranger Fred hosts campfire chats at 6 p.m. every Tuesday in the amphitheater.
• Learn about the park, games, crafts, and outdoor activities at Kids Club from 10-11:30 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays through June 24.
• Discover the world of spiders at 2:30 p.m. May 8.
• Breakfast with a Ranger at 9 a.m. May 11 to learn about the park, its history and wildlife. To cover the cost of food, please bring $5, which goes to Friends of Topsail Hill Preserve State Park to enhance the park, or bring your own breakfast.
• Topsail Hill Preserve State Park Rangers will lead a nature walk to see the various ecosystems that make the park unique at 3 p.m. May 18.
• Learn about surf fishing, types of bait to use and fish that can be caught at 10 a.m. May 21.
• Learn about the habitat and behavior characteristics of the Choctawhatchee Beach Mouse at 1 p.m. May 25.
Music at Vue on 30a
Vue on 30a, 4801 West County Highway 30A in Santa Rosa Beach, will present the following music from 6:30-9:30 p.m., unless noted. Call 267-1240 or visit www.vueon30a.com.
• May 9: Kyle Lamonica
• May 11: Hope Cassidy, 8-11 p.m.
• May 12: Hope Cassidy
• May 16: Kyle Lamonica
• May 19: Ben Friedman
• May 23: Kyle Lamonica
• May 25: Geoffrey McBride, 8-11 p.m.
• May 26: Ben Friedman
• May 30: Kyle Lamonica
• June 6: Geoffrey McBride
• June 8: Ben Friedman, 8-11 p.m.
• June 9: Geoffrey McBride
• June 13: Kyle Lamonica
• June 16: Ben Friedman
• June 20: Kyle Lamonica
• June 23: Hope Cassidy, 8-11 p.m.
• July 6: Geoffrey McBride, 8-11 p.m.
• July 21: Geoffrey McBride
• July 28: Hope Cassidy
National Egg Month
May is National Egg Month and to celebrate, Another Broken Egg Cafés will offer guests the chance to win a $50 gift card by guessing the number of eggs used at your favorite neighborhood location during the month of May. To enter visit the Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/AnotherBrokenEgg, and enter the location you are guessing for.
Spring Fling Concerts
Enjoy live music on the lawn with Humming House from 6-8 p.m. May 9 at North Barrett Square in Rosemary Beach.
• May 16: Luella and the Sun
Americana Under the Stars
Lucky Mud performs at 6 p.m. May 9 at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park for the concert series, Americana Under the Stars.
• May 16: Grant Peeples
• May 23: Rebekah Pulley
• May 30: Bob Patterson
• June 6: James Hawkins
• June 13: Lucky Mud
• June 20: Kelly Hundley
• June 27: Jackson Creek/ Dunn Deal
• July 4: Lucky Mud
• July 11: Brian Smalley
The Little Mermaid
The Florida Chautauqua Theatre, 840 Baldwin Ave. in DeFuniak Springs, presents Disney's "The Little Mermaid" at 7 p.m. May 9-11 and 2:30 p.m. May 12. Tickets are $15/adults and $10/students 22 and under. Call 892-9494 or email firstname.lastname@example.org .
Joe Abraham, author, entrepreneur and host of the upcoming PBS series "The Entrepreneurs," will deliver the keynote address at the Third Annual WAM! (Women and Money) Conference from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. May 11 at the Costa Leadership Institute on the Niceville campus of NWFSC. Registration fee is $25/person or $40/mother/daughter team in honor of Mother's Day weekend and includes all workshops, breakfast and lunch. Free childcare will be provided. Scholarships are available. Call 243-1201.
Artsquest Arts and Music Festival
The 25th annual ArtsQuest Arts and Music Festival will be held from 4-7 p.m. May 10, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 11 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 12 at WaterColor Inn & Resort. ArtsQuest weekend features 130 exhibiting artists, art workshops, live demonstrations, “ImagiNation – Where kids rule,” performing art, music, a culinary arts pavilion and more. Event includes free and ticketed events. Visit www.ArtsQuestFlorida.com or call 622-5970.
Browse the open-air market and discover booths filled with paintings, pottery, jewelry, stained glass, woodcarvings and other handcrafted items from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 11 and 12 in Rosemary Beach.
Healthy Meals in a $NAP
Learn how to make quick and healthy meals without breaking your budget from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Walton County Health Department, 362 Hwy. 83 in DeFuniak Springs. Event is free, but registration required at 892-8172 or email@example.com. Classes include:
• May 13: Chili, soups and stews
• May 20: Sizzling stir fry
• May 27: No class
• June 3: Quick and easy casserole
• June 10: Mexican fiesta
• June 17: Super-packed salads
• June 24: Perfect pizza party
Herbs in the Kitchen
Learn how to start growing herbs in a window-seal container and uses for herbs in the kitchen from 10 a.m. to noon May 15 at the Coastal Branch Extension Office, 70 Logan Lane in Santa Rosa Beach, and from 3-5 p.m. May 15 at the DeFuniak Springs Extension Office, 732 North 9th St. in DeFuniak Springs. Cost is $10. RSVP by May 10 at 892-8172.
CPR and Water Safety classes
WaltonCounty residents can take CPR and water safety classes from 9 a.m. to noon May 17 and June 17 at the Walton County Health Department in DeFuniak Springs and April 26, May 31 and June 14 in Santa Rosa Beach. To register, call 892-8040, ext. 1144.
A sunset cruise on the Solaris to benefit Billy Gray Ministries departs at 6 p.m. May 22 at Baytowne Marina. Board at 5:45 p.m. Attire is resort casual. Cost is $100/person and includes dinner and entertainment, featuring David Seering and a surprise guest. Order tickets at 267-3311 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kick-Off Summer Concert
The kick off summer concert features St. Paul and the Broken Bones at 8 p.m. May 26 on the East Long Green in Rosemary Beach.
A Memorial Day service will be held at 10 a.m. May 27 at Gulf Cemetery.
Kids' Rock the Block
Bring the family for a free night of fun at the Kids’ Rock the Block party from 6-8 p.m. May 28, July 16 and Aug. 31 on the Western Green in Rosemary Beach. Moonwalks, face painting, airbrush tattoos, arts and crafts, hula hoops, bubble machine and more top the list of fun.
Meals on the Run
Learn tips and tricks to make quick, easy, budget-friendly meals in the crockpot, skillet and microwave from 6-8 p.m. May 28 at the Walton County Extension Office, 732 N. 9th St. in DeFuniak Springs. Cost is $7. Register no later that one week before at 892-8172.
The Cultural Arts Alliance "Top of the Class" exhibition will be on display at Northwest Florida State College-South Walton Campus through May 30 and features 35 new, original works by local artists. The event is open to the public from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call 622-5970.
Moonlight & Movies
Bring a blanket and enjoy a family movie under the stars at 8:15 p.m. May 30 on the Western Green in Rosemary Beach (Town Hall if raining).
• June 6: Brave (PG)
• June 13: The Odd Life Of Timothy Green (PG)
• June 20: Madagascar3 (PG)
• June 27: Beverly HillsChihuahua (G)
• July 11: Rise Of The Guardians (PG)
• July 18: Mirror Mirror (PG)
• July 25: Wreck It Ralph (PG)
• Aug. 1: Here Comes The Boom (PG)
• Aug. 8: Escape From Planet Earth (PG)
• Aug. 15: Oz The Great And Powerful (PG)
The Arts and Design Society, Inc. of Fort Walton Beach presents its 21st regional juried exhibition through May 31 in the McIlroy Gallery at the Mattie Kelly Fine & Performing Arts Center at Northwest Florida State College in Niceville.
Groovin’ On The Green
Free concerts, sponsored by The Carillon Beach Institute, will be held from 7-9 p.m. in Carillon Beach. Scheduled performers include:
• June 3: Latitude 29
• June 10: Tidewater
• June 17: Saluda
• June 24: Jones & Company
• July 4: Rowdies
• July 8: Sin Wagon
•July 15: Barbwire
• July 22: Beach Mice
• July 29: Ebb Tyed
• Aug. 5: Tony Vegas
• Aug. 12: Cabo Rock
• Aug. 19: Legacy
• Aug. 26: Emerald Gold
• Sept. 1: Rowdies
Walk Her Way
Men, women and children of all ages will don high heels for the Second annual Walk Her Way at 6 p.m. June 7 at Rosemary Beach’s Town Center. This strut aims to raise awareness of domestic violence and will benefit Shelter House. Decorate your shoes to reflect your style and personality. Team registrations are encouraged, and awards will be given for the team that raises the most money as well as those that have the best theme and best costumes. Stick around for the after-party and free public concert featuring The Forrest Williams Band. Advance registration is $30/adults and $10/children under 12 and includes a T-shirt. Registration the day of the walk will be an additional $5 per person from 5-6 p.m. Register at www.walkherway.com.
The Northwest Florida Ballet presents the Starlight Ballet at 8 p.m. June 23 on St. Augustine Green in Rosemary Beach. On-lawn seating for the free event.
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.
In celebration of the 30A Songwriters Fest, yoga classes will be offered at 9 and 11:30 a.m. Saturday and 10:30 a.m. Sundays at The Studio in Seaside. The drop in rate is $15; mats and towels are available.
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.
Narcotics Anonymous Last Chance Group meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 1st Presbyterian Church, 1063 Circle Drive in DeFuniak Springs. Progressive Recovery group meets at 7 p.m. everyday at 249 E. Hewitt Road in Santa Rosa Beach.
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.
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 and Saturdays 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.
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 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 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.