Upcoming Events and Entertainment (beginning April 19)

Published: Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 11:30 AM.

All area codes are 850 unless specified.

 

Parenting talk: Arlene Karlan will offer a free talk on Raising Extraordinary Children for new parents and parents with pre-school children from 10-11:30 a.m. April 19 at the Coastal Branch Library in Santa Rosa Beach. Her book, “Mentoring Your Child To Win,” will be available for purchase. Call 267-2809 to attend.

Concert Series: First Note Entertainment presents Joanna Cotton, Isaac Hayden, Sam Brooker and Sharif at 7 p.m. April 19 on the north end of the driving range at Seascape Resort in Miramar Beach. Tickets are $23.50/general admission, $32.50/priority seating and half price for youth 15 and under, accompanied by adult. Doors open at 6 p.m. To purchase tickets, visit firstnoteentertainment.com or call 460-9218.  

Equine Educational Series: Farrier Keely Bass will speak from 9-11 a.m. April 19 at Alaqua Animal Refuge, 914 Whitfield Road in Freeport. She specializes in a s and specializes in a natural balance practical approach with her farrier work.

Arts & Crafts Festival: This annual Freeport festival will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 19 at the Freeport Regional Sports Complex at Hammock Bay in conjunction with the Annual Car Show and Easter egg hunts. Vendors and food concessions, face painting and activities for the young, entertainment and a silent auction highlight the day. A portion of proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society Relay for Life. Call 835-1737.

Mad Hatter’s Tea Party: Alys, the White Rabbit and the Mad Hatter host a tea party from 10 a.m. to noon April 19 at Fonville Press in Ays Beach. Mingle with the characters and decorate your own hat. The event is free and open to the public but hats are limited to the first 150 young guests. A suggested donation of $5 will benefit the Seaside Repertory Theatre.  Call 213-5500.

Adventure Club: Bike ride at 10 a.m. April 19 in Pensacola in the Navy Point/Bayou Chico area.  Meet at The Oar House Restaurant. Lunch at The Oar House Restaurant. Call 341-7864 or 458-8373.

• April 22: Bike ride at 4:30 p.m. in Pensacola and enjoy the free Bands on the Beach concert. Bring a folding chair and picnic supper. Call 581-4591.

• April 24: Bike ride at 3 p.m. in the Shalimar/Lake Lorraine area.  Meet at the Good Shepherd Lutheran church on Meigs Drive. Supper at nearby restaurant. Call 974-9591. 

• April 26: Bike ride at 10:30 a.m. in Niceville. Meet at Dockside Café and Guiseppi’s Wharf and Marina, 821 Bayshore Dr. Lunch at nearby restaurant. Call 974-9591.

• April 29: Bike ride at 10 a.m. in Gulf Breeze. Meet at the Gulf Islands National Seashore Visitors Center on U.S. 98. Bring a picnic lunch. Call 581-4591.

• May 1: Bike ride at 3 p.m. in Valparaiso.  Meet at the strip mall at the intersection of John Sims Parkway and Hwy. 85. Supper at a nearby restaurant.  Call 581-4591.

• May 3: Bike ride at 10 a.m. in South Walton County on the 30-A Bike Path. Meet at Ed Walline Beach Access Park at the intersection of CR 393 and 30-A. Lunch along the bike path. Call 581-4591.

Sinfonia Strolls: Musicians perform acoustic sets from 6-8 p.m. Saturdays on the cobblestone streets of Rosemary Beach.

ArtWalk on the Harbor: Local and regional artists and vendors display their work at Artwalk on the Harbor, started by DestinBoardwalk.com and AJ's Seafood, and is held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 20 and May 18 within the Destin boardwalk from east of Margaritaville to AJ’s.  The event is free.

Sunday Concerts: Bring chairs and blankets to a free concert with Rollin’ In The Hay from 6-9 p.m. April 20 on the Amphitheater lawn at Gulf Place on 30A. Series will be held in March and April and from Memorial Day weekend through mid October.

• April 27: Courtyard Saints

Alaqua donation: Bring in Pedigree canned or pouch food or stop by and give a donation to Alaqua Animal Refuge until April 21 and be entered to win a David Yurman bracelet from McCaskill and Company. See www.alaquaanimalrefuge.org for additional items needed.

Peddlers Pavilion: The 30A Summer Concert Series at Peddlers Pavilion, 10343 E. County Hwy. 30A in Seacrest Beach, presents Season’s from 5-9 p.m. April 22. Beer and wine available through Peddlers Pub, and admission is free. 

• April 29: Austin Jennings

• April 30: Tom Devoursney

Mathew Hall: Entertainer Mathew Hall performs at Marie’s Bistro, 2260 W. Hwy. 30A in Blue Mountain Beach, from 5-8 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays during brunch.

Parking Needs Assessment: Walton County will hold a public workshop from 5:30-7:30 p.m. April 23 at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort’s LeCiel Room. The recent parking study conducted by AVCON will be shared.

Wednesday Night Concert Series: A free concert features Emerald Coast Blues Brothers, a Blues Bothers Tribute, from 7-9 p.m. April 23 in the Events Plaza at The Village of Baytowne Wharf at Sandestin Call 267-8186.

• April 30: The Last Waltz Ensemble, a Band Tribute

Habitat Rx: The Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance in collaboration with UF/IFAS Extension & Florida Sea Grant will host a public workshop from 5:30-7 p.m. April 21 at Padgett Park, 810 JD Miller Road in Santa Rosa Beach. Learn how to identify invasive plants found in our community and how to use this knowledge to improve neighborhoods and protect and improve our environment. RSVP at 200-4171 or email schindes@nwfsc.edu.

Ribbon cutting: The new South Walton Boys & Girls Clubs of the Emerald Coast will open with a ribbon cutting and festivities at 4 p.m. April 22 at 427 Greenway Trail in Santa Rosa Beach. Interactive tours will continue through 7 p.m. Light Hors d'oeuvres will be served.

My Wishes workshop: In conjunction with National Healthcare Decisions Day, Covenant Hospice will offer hands-on advance care planning workshop at 2:30 p.m. April 23 at Chautauqua Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in DeFuniak Springs. A brief overview of advance care planning will be given, followed by a question and answer session. There is no cost, but reservations are required at 729-1800.

Seabreeze Jazz Festival: The 16th Annual Seabreeze Jazz Festival returns April 23-27 at the Pier Park Amphitheater (Aaron Beasant Park) in Panama City Beach. Some of the performers are Michael J Thomas, Jones and Company, Lebron, Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue, Dave Koz and Friends Summer Horns featuring Dave Koz, Gerald Albright, Mindi Abair, and Richard Elliot. Tickets are $80 per single day, $150 for a Weekend Pass good for Friday-Sunday, and $200 for a Four Day Pass. Tickets are available for purchase at www.seabreezejazzfestival.com or call 800-595-4849. Tickets may also be purchased at Vacuum Center on U.S. 98 across from Regatta Bay for cash only.

Additional events include a Smooth Jazz Dinner Cruise and Jazzy Lunch Cruise aboard The Solaris Dinner Yacht departing from the Lighthouse Marina in Panama City Beach, along with All-Star After Party Jam events at 10:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings at Pompano Joe's at Pier Park. For a complete list of all events, visit www.seabreezejazzfestival.com.

Americana Under The Stars: Bring a chair, a beverage and enjoy the music of Lucky Mud at 7 p.m. April 24 in the amphitheater at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park in Santa Rosa Beach. Open mic is from 6-7 p.m. Free admission into park and a suggested donation of $5 goes to the Friends of Topsail Hill. Food available for purchase.

• May 1: Carly Bak

• May 8: Aerial Melvin & The Boys

Gimme Abbey: A tribute to the two greatest bands in rock and roll history, the Beatles and The Rolling Stones, Return and Satisfaction join forces to present Gimme Abbey at 7 p.m. April 24 at the Mattie Kelly Cultural Arts Village in Destin. Admission is $18 per adult, $15 for MKAF members and children under 12 are free. Visit www.MattieKellyArtsFoundation.org or call 850-650-2226.

Storm workshops: BRACE for the Storm Internet-based workshops will be held at 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. April 24 to increase understanding of how to undertake one or more mitigation projects on homes to strengthen it against hurricanes. Register at www.BeReadyFlorida.org. Call 892-8065.

Forum: The South Walton Community Council will answer questions about county government and more at 7 p.m. April 24 in the Community Room of the Coastal Branch Library in Santa Rosa Beach. Panel members are Larry Jones,k Jim Bagby, Wayne Dyess and Wilmer Stafford, with Cindy Meadows moderating discussion. Call 314-3749.

Coffee with commissioner: Walton County District 4 Commissioner Sara Comander will host “Coffee with the Commissioner” at 5:30 p.m. April 24 at the DeFuniak Springs Community Center.

Writing, Publishing Workshop: “Write Your Novel and Publish It!” workshop, taught by award-winning author Victor DiGenti, will take place April 24–26 at the Seaside Institute’s Academic Village. The classes provide writers with the tools needed to craft their own novel, plus shows them how to take the next step toward getting published and marketing their book. The tuition is $275/person and includes a comprehensive workbook and a final day celebratory gathering to hear the work of each writer. For information and registration visit http://www.seasideacademicvillage.com/#!writing-2/ckra.

Nature walk: See the birds, flowers and animals at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park in Santa Rosa Beach with the Rangers from 3-4 p.m. April 25. Park entry fee is $6 per vehicle. Call 267-8330.

Audubon Society: The Choctawhatchee Estuary Family Festival takes place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 26 at Fred Gannon Rocky Bayou State Park on SR 20 near Niceville. There will be games for kids and demonstrations on the use of binoculars and scopes for birding and nature watching. Call 582-7064 to volunteer or for more info.

Marvel of Flight: The City of DeFuniak Springs will host the fourth annual fly-in/aviation festival, Marvel of Flight, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 26 at the DeFuniak Springs Municipal Airport on Hwy. 90 West. Celebrate the legacy of the B-25 and get up close and personal with Panchito, one of only a dozen or so airworthy B-25’s in existence today. Events include aircraft judging, vintage bi-plane rides, helicopter rides in a Vietnam Era Huey and Cobra, free rides in the RE/MAX Hot Air Balloon, tandem sky diving, pilot seminars, live entertainment, arts and crafts, free kids activities and more. This is an alcohol-free day.Admission is one food drive donation item to benefit the Matrix Community Outreach Center.

Rock Destin/Club LA: Rehab performs at 7:30 p.m. April 27 at Rock Destin at Club La, 34876 Emerald Coast Parkway. All tickets are general admission and age 18 plus. Purchase tickets at rockdestin.com.

SeasideSchool: The Seaside School lottery for grades 5-10 will be held at 5 p.m. April 29 in the Lyceum meeting room.

Topsail tour: A surf fishing seminar will be held from 8 a.m. to noon April 29 at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park in Santa Rosa Beach. Fishing gear is optional; the park can furnish. Park entry fee is $6 per vehicle. Call 267-8330.

Cajun Crawfish Bash: The Rotary Club of Destin will present a “Cajun Crawfish Bash” at 5:30 p.m. May 2 at the Mattie Kelly Cultural Arts Village in Destin.  Event proceeds will benefit young families in need through Food For Thought, Harvest House and the Boys & Girls Club of the Emerald Coast. Crawfish cuisine, plus hamburgers, hot dogs and barbeque chicken, will be served and the Season Ammons Band will perform. Destin Rotarians will serve as “Private Peelers” and “Bucket Barmaids” to earn tips and compete for the title of “Top Crawdad.” Tickets are on sale for $25/person, $10/children under 12, and $30/day of event. Call 837-1071 for tickets or purchase from any Destin Rotarian. 

Resurrecting van Gogh: Emerald Coast Theatre Company presents “Resurrecting van Gogh,” a new solo performance piece based on the life, work and writings of Andy Martin, at 7:30 p.m. May 2 at 216 Quincy Circle in Seaside. Tickets are $15/adults and $8/students. Proceeds benefit Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast’s Arts in Medicine Program. Call 231-0733.

St. Agatha’s Breakfast: Breakfast Cooked to Order will be held from 7-11 a.m. May 3 in the Parish Hall at St. Agatha’s Episcopal Church, 150 Circle Drive in DeFuniak Springs. Cost is $5.50/adults and $2.50/children under 10. Proceeds benefit the church and its food ministry. The historic church will be open for tours.

Music concert: AnAmericana Music at the Lodge free concert with Carly Bak will be held from 6:30-8 p.m. May 3 in the Lodge at Camp Helen State Park, 23937 P C Beach Parkway in Panama City Beach. Donations to the Friends of Camp Helen are requested for admission and refreshments. Call 233-5059.

West Indies Markets: Artists in the areas of jewelry, wood and metal sculptures, watercolor, oil, photography, pottery and more can be seen at the West Indies Markets May 10 and 11 in Rosemary Beach. Hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

Pediatric Symposium: Dr. Sandra G. Hassink, president-elect of the American Academy of Pediatrics, has been chosen to give the opening keynote address at the 45th Annual Pediatric Symposium May 23-26 at the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa in Miramar Beach. Symposium cost for physicians is $400/before April 14 and $500/regular registration. Registration fees for other healthcare professionals are $200/early registration and $250/regular registration. To register or for more information, visit www.psdestinfl.org or email tbowman@shhpens.org.

BlazeFest 2014: Apex Broadcasting, comprised of Highway 98 Country, 103.1 The Blaze, 102.1 The Wave, and Q92, along with the City of Niceville, Eglin AFB, and all participating sponsors, will host BlazeFest 2014 on May 24 at Twin Oaks Park in Niceville. General admission is $40/advance and $50/day. For ticket information and line up, visit blazefestrocks.com.

Gregg Allman: Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Gregg Allman brings his distinctive Southern Rock & Blues sound to the Green @ Gulf Place May 28. Tickets are available at select local retail stores along 30A including Central Square Records in Seaside or at GulfPlaceEvents.com.

LakeFest: Save the date June 21 for LakeFest in DeFuniak Springs with entertainment, 5K Race & Fun Run, canoe/kayak/paddleboard competitions, Kids’ Fun Zone with bounce house, waterslide, face painting, craft/food vendors, a car show and watercraft rides and demonstrations.

 

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Astronomy: Solar sun spotting with astronomer Bill Nigg will be held from11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and stargazing from 7:30-9:30 p.m. every day in April in the amphitheatre at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park in Santa Rosa Beach. (Weather permitting.)Call 267-8330.

Alzheimer’s support group: Alzheimer's Family Services hosts a support group for family members or friends coping with a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease at 2 p.m. the last Tuesday of the month at Sacred Heart of the Emerald Coast, Suite 3 Conference Room in Miramar Beach. The support group is free and limited respite care is available. To make arrangements, call 866-478-7790.

Office hours: Walton County District 4 County Commissioner Sara Comander will hold office hours beginning at 9 a.m. the first Tuesday of each month at the South Walton Annex. To schedule an appointment, call 835-4834.

Nature Trail Tour: Wear comfortable shoes and meet at Fonville Press in Alys Beach for a tour of the Alys Beach Nature Trail from 1-2 p.m. Mondays.

Run 30A:  Run with a group along 30A in the Santa Rosa Beach area at 6 p.m. Mondays for distances from 3-6 miles. Run begins at Ed Walline beach access with socializing after at Pizza by the Sea Gulf Place.

Arts and Carafes Night: Art event will have multiple artists on display with one featured artist as well as featured wines and wine specials from 5-7 p.m. Tuesdays at Messina’s, 7 Town Center Loop in Santa Rosa Beach.

ArtWalk: Enjoy live music, works of art and artist demos at the First Friday ArtWalk from 5-8 p.m. at Ruskin Place in Seaside.

Ballet Class: Good News UMC in Santa Rosa Beach offers both beginner and advanced ballet classes for children beginning at age 2 1/2. Call 699-6030 or email dayna@goodnewsumc.net for times and information.

Senior health: Emerald Coast Hospice will host a Senior Health Education Hour from 2-3 p.m. the third Wednesday of the month at the South Walton County Library, 437 Greenway Trail in Santa Rosa Beach.

Wine tasting: Taste three white and three red wines plus a gourmet tapas plate from 4-6 p.m. Fridays at Wild Olives, 104 N. Barrett Square in Rosemary Beach. Cost is $25/person.

Support group: A Bereavement Support Group, hosted by Emerald Coast Hospice, will be held from 1-2 p.m. Tuesdays at Christ the King Episcopal Church, 480N County Hwy. 393 in Santa Rosa Beach.

Sunday Brunch: Enjoy bottomless champagne and mimosas for brunchers with live music from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays at Grayton Bar and Grill, 170 E. County Hwy. 30A in Santa Rosa Beach.

Brunch with Matt Hall: Matt Hall takes the stage at 10 a.m. during brunch at Marie’s Bistro, 2260 W. Hwy. 30A in Blue Mountain Beach.

Artist Bazaar: Artists at Gulf Place presents its Artist Bazaar from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays at Artists at Gulf Place green in the center of the Gulf Place loop. Bazaar features local artists, craftspeople and artisan vendors, interactive activities for children, and a free hot dog for those who make a purchase. Visit www.30aArtistBazaar.com to become a vendor.

Beach Service: Worship at the beach with Hope Lutheran Church at 8 a.m. at Ed Walline Beach Access across from Gulf Place on Scenic Hwy. 30A in Santa Rosa Beach. Bring a towel, chair, or stand on the boardwalk. The service will be held at the church’s U.S. 98 campus during inclement weather and if the temperature is below 50 degrees. Call 267-0322.

Jazz Brunch: Messina’s On 30A hosts a Jazz Brunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays at Gulf Place in Santa Rosa Beach. Build your own Bloody Mary bar, and Bottomless Mimosas.

The Market: Find your favorite farmers market goodies and handmade crafts at The Market at Gulf Place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sundays and 3-7 p.m. Thursdays on the amphitheater green at Gulf Place in Santa Rosa Beach

30A Farmers’ Market: This community event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sundays in Town Center in Rosemary Beach features fresh vegetables, fruits, eggs, honey, cheese and more. Market is held on Thursdays from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

Dance classes: Jasmine Dance Studio in Santa Rosa Beach will offer adult jazz classes from 9-10 a.m. Wednesdays and Fridays and 5:45-6:45 p.m. Thursdays. Call 267-2519.

First Saturday at Biophilia: From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. the first Saturday of the month will be “Eco-Fun” at Biophilia Center with multiple presenters and family-friendly activities and entertainment. Included will be nature hikes, arts and crafts, games, animal adventures, and exhibits.

The Steenos: Beer tasting, outdoors if nice, otherwise acoustic music indoors from 4-6 p.m. Fridays at Modica Market, 109 Seaside Center Square in Santa Rosa Beach.

Ashley Rose: Jam with the music of Ashley Rose at 9 p.m. Fridays at Cabana Café, 112 Seascape Blvd. in Miramar Beach.

Gulf Place Farmer’s Market: Pick up fresh produce from The Produce Gal from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays at Gulf Place Farmer’s Market, in Gulf Place Town Center by Restaurant Fire.

Redd sings: Redd the Singing Bartender, who slings and sings from a song list of more than 400 songs, performs at 6 p.m. Thursdays at Redd’s Fueling Station, 2320 W. County Hwy. 30A in Santa Rosa Beach.

Open Mic Night: An open mic night for singer/songwriters for local talent and seasoned musicians will be held from 7-9 p.m. Wednesdays at Redd’s Fueling Station, 2320 W. Scenic Hwy. 30A in Santa Rosa Beach. Arrive at 6:30 p.m. to sign up

Nature walk: Take a walk in nature with wildlife expert and ecologist Joe Wyatt at 9 a.m. the first Saturday of each month at Hammock Bay, west of Freeport. Suitable for all ages. The trail system includes a bat house, purple martin houses, many bluebird houses, a wood duck house, a butterfly house and more. Call 496-1864.

Ike’s Fun Tuesday: An evening of great music, sax, keyboard and dancing is held from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at Marie’s Bistro, 2260 W. Hwy. 30A in Blue Mountain Beach.

History walk: Learn about the early history of the park and local area at Camp Helen State Park’s history walk from 10-10:45 a.m. the first Saturday of each month. The tour is free with paid park admission fee of $4 per vehicle. Call 233-5059.

Blue Ribbon Healers: Enjoy the music of the Blue Ribbon Healers every Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon at the Seaside Farmers Market in the Seaside Amphitheater.

Beach Bonfires: Enjoy the outdoors with bonfires from dusk to 9:30 p.m. Friday on the beach at Baytowne Marina in Sandestin. Call 267-7778.

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.

Narcotics Anonymous: 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 classes: 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.

Rudy Applewhite: Tommy Bahama’s Restaurant & Bar, 525 Grand Blvd. in Sandestin, presents Rudy Applewhite and his steel drums from 4-9 p.m. Call 654-1743.

Dannica Lowery: 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.

Kyle LaMonica: Jam with the music of Kyle LaMonica at 8 p.m. every Tuesday at Cabana Café, 112 Seascape Blvd. in Miramar Beach.

Sunday Brunch: Enjoy brunch and the music of The Steenos from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Stinky’s Fish Camp, 5994 County Road 30A in Santa Rosa Beach.

Rosalina: Rosalina plays classic standards and show tunes on keyboard from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays at Christiano’s Ristorante in Santa Rosa Beach.  Call 267-2185.

Jazz class: 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.

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 kj4jah@arrl.net.

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: 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.

Eastern Star: 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.

SHRM Chapter: 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 rpazik@jobsplus02.com or call 892-8668, ext. 215. 

Town Planters: 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.

Saturday Pool Party: Music, fun and sun from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Elephant Walk pool deck by the beach, 4009 South Sandestin Blvd. in Miramar Beach. Beverages available for sale at the Tiki hut. Call 267-7778.

SEC Sailgate Party: An outside “tailgate” party, including the Broadcast of NCAA and NFL evening football games, from 4-9 p.m. at Baytowne Marina in Sandestin. Regular kitchen menu available or cookout/ grill outside from 4-9 p.m., weather permitting.

Sunday Brunch: Enjoy bottomless champagne and mimosas for brunch with live music from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays at Grayton Bar and Grill, 170 E. County Hwy. 30A in Santa Rosa Beach.

SeasideFarmers Market: Get your pick of fresh produce, baked goods, dairy products, native plants and other unique offerings Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Amphitheatre behind Raw & Juicy. Enjoy special cooking demos and activities.

Billy Garrett: Enjoy the music of Billy Garrett from 7-10 p.m. Monday evenings at Shorty’s Surfside & Topside, 63 Hotz Ave. in Grayton Beach.

Marie’s Bistro: Entertainment includes Ike on Sax on Tuesdays, Karaoke on Wednesdays and Ike & Tim at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays at Marie’s Bistro in Santa Rosa Beach.

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