Upcoming Events and Entertainment (beginning Dec. 28)

Published: Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 02:37 PM.

All area codes are 850 unless specified.

Artist’s work at Newbill: The new works of Atlanta artist Joel Barr will be on display from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 27-31 in the Newbill Collection By The Sea art gallery in Ruskin Place Art Colony at Seaside. Meet Barr from 12-3 p.m. Dec. 31 in the gallery to discuss his techniques and the inspirations for his use of color in his paintings.  Call 231-4500.

Nature walk: Ranger Chad leads a guided walk on the beach nature trail at 10 a.m. Dec. 28 at Grayton Beach State Park in Santa Rosa Beach. Learn how the dunes protect the park from hurricanes and storm also about the Choctawhatchee Beach Mouse. Admission is $5/vehicle. Call 267-8300.

Topsail tours: Topsail Hill Preserve State Park in Santa Rosa Beach will hold the following tours. A park entrance fee is required. Outside tours are cancelled during severe weather. For information, call 267-8330.

• Coastal Dune Lakes: Learn what makes these lakes so special and what is being done to protect them from 1-2 p.m. Dec. 28.

• America’s State Parks First Day Hike: A 3-mile round trip hike along Campbell Lake trail from 3-4:30 p.m. Jan. 1.

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.

Gigi’s Lemonade Stand: Children volunteer at Gigi’s Lemonade Stand from 3-5 p.m. to raise money for the Alaqua Animal Refuge at Gigi’s Fabulous Kids’ Fashions & Toys, 62 Main St. in Rosemary Beach.

Special Brunch: The singer-songwriter-performing duo Anthony Crawford and Savana Lee, better know as Sugarcane Jane, return from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 29 for a special brunch at Grayton Bar & Grill , 170 E County Hwy. 30A in Santa Rosa Beach.

First Day Hike: Park Services Specialist Patrick Hartsfield leads a 3 1/2 mile hike through the forest at 10 a.m. Jan. 1 at Grayton Beach State Park. Learn about the restoration projects going on behind the scenes as well as discover a coastal dune lake. Admission is $5/vehicle. Call 267-8300.

Audubon Society: The Choctawhatchee Audubon Society will meet at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 2 in Room 130at the Student Services Center, Niceville campus of NWFSC. Charidy “Sharkie” Krouse, shark biologist and conservationist, presents “The Shark Tank,” an overview of the mysterious, ecologically important and often misunderstood shark.  Call 582-7064.

Audubon Society: Join the Choctawhatchee Audubon Society for a bird walk Jan. 4 at Big Sabine Point on Santa Rosa Island. Meet at 7:30 a.m. at Uptown Station in Fort Walton Beach. Call 862-3498.

First Saturday at Biophilia: Become a Mad Scientist from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 4 with foggy dry ice storms, giant beach balls floating in the air, and even a special Mad Science “burp” potion. Shows are at 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Also encounter live animals throughout the day. Admission is $8/adults and $3/children. Under 2 are free. Call 835-1824.

Dinner and a Movie: A full length classic movie shown on the courtyard wall while a four-course prix fixe dinner, inspired by the movie Maltese Falcon, is served from 6:30-10 p.m. Jan. 8 at Edward’s Fine Food & Wine, 66 Main St. in Rosemary Beach. Cost is $70+ tax. Call 231-0550 or email info@edwards30a.com for tickets.

• Jan. 22: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

• Feb. 5: My Cousin Vinny

• Feb. 19: Godfather II

WCEDA: The Walton County Economic Development Alliance will meet at noon Jan. 9 in the Walton County Administration conference room, 76 North 6th Street in DeFuniak Springs.

Public Hearing: A Public Hearing will be held at 4 p.m. Jan. 14 at the South Walton Courthouse Annex, 31 Coastal Centre Blvd. in Santa Rosa Beach to discuss amending Chapter 4 of the Walton County Code.

Garden Club: The Green Thumb Garden Club will meet at 9:30 a.m. Jan. 15 at Linkside Center in Sandestin.  The program begins with a brief talk on growing olives trees in our area by Jim Williams of Fort Walton Beach. Dar Zook and Gina Seton of Olive Oil Excellence will do a presentation on the quality of their oils and where they come from. There will also be a tasting of the oils and balsamics. Cost including lunch is $20. Reservations required by Jan. 12 at 650-5872 or mebbourne@aol.com.

Piano concert: The South Walton Rotary Club presents Francesco Attesti, an Italian pianist of international acclaim, in a concert to raise funds to build a clinic for diabetic patients living in Tela, Honduras, at 7 p.m. Jan. 17 at Community Church, U.S. 98 in Santa Rosa Beach. Tickets are $30/adult and $15/student. Purchase tickets at http://swr.xorbia.com/francesco-attesti, at the door or contact a Rotarian. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

SinfoniaGulf Coast: The eighth year of programming for Sinfonia Gulf Coast presents the orchestra and world-renowned guest artists. Season tickets which feature premier seating, including gala table seating, for all five concerts are on sale for $265 each. All performances begin at 7:30 p.m. To purchase tickets, visit www.SinfoniaGulfCoast.org or call 850-269-7129.

• Jan. 24: The Bernstein Beat concerts are hosted by Jamie Bernstein, daughter of conductor/composer Leonard Bernstein, and include a morning youth performance and an evening concertwhich includes Bernstein’s “Symphonic Dances from West Side Story.”

• Feb. 14, 15: Classical Connections at Rosemary Beach Town Hall features string quintet SYBARITE5.

• March 29: Sinfonia Gala features Patti LuPone in her Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda concert at the Emerald Coast Convention Center on Okaloosa Island. Cash bar available.

Audubon Society: Join the Choctawhatchee Audubon Society for a bird walk Jan. 25 of the shorelines of the Niceville/Valparaiso area. Bring your camera.  Meet at 7:30 a.m. at the Badcock store in Bayou Plaza, Hwy 20, Niceville, Call 862-3498.

Glenn Miller Orchestra: The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra will perform at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 12 at the Mattie Kellie Arts Center, 100 College Blvd. in Niceville. Tickets are $20. Advance tickets are available at the Mattie Kelly Arts Box office, www.mattiekellyartscenter.org or call 729-6000 or 888-838-2737. This event is sponsored by the Niceville High School Band Program, and the NHS Big Band Jazz ensemble perform a song with the orchestra.

WEEKLY

Baytowne on Ice: The seasonal ice skating rink at The Village of Baytowne Wharf is open  through Feb. 2. Skate for an hour and a half for $11 with skate rental $2. Other packages available. The first hour of each day is reserved for “kids skate,” youth 12 and under. Visit http://www.baytownewharf.com/event_details.asp?event=6 for hours.

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.

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: At 10 a.m. Sundays, Matt Hall takes the stage 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.

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.

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 from 5-10 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays at Redd’s Fueling Station, 2320 W. County Hwy. 30A in Santa Rosa Beach. Southern style food with a few twists is featured

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

Chronic Jester: Enjoy the reggae, rock, funk and blues of Chronic Jester Tuesdays at Hammerhead’s Bar and Grille, 137 Fisherman’s Cove in Miramar Beach.

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 from 4-9 p.m. every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. 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.

Fusion fitness classes: Hope Lutheran Church, 3834 U.S. 98 W, Suite 9, 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.

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 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.

 

 

 

 

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