All area codes are 850 unless specified.
Chicken and Butts: The South Walton County Rotary Club will have whole smoked Boston butts ($40), half barbequed chickens ($8), and pulled pork sandwiches and chips ($6) on sale to help fund Dr. Rodney Dorand and Dr. Tom Huff's medical mission to Honduras.Look for the Rotary banner across U.S. 98 from Silver Sands Premium Outlets from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Feb. 1. Pre-orders are being accepted at xxx. Supply is limited.
First Saturday at Biophilia:Become an archeologist from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 1 at Biophilia Center in Freeport. Activities include creating anartifact, a cookie excavation, sifting through history, garbology, the study of trash, cave painting, live animal ambassadors and more. Special programs are at 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Admission is $8/adults and $3/children. Under 2 are free. Call 835-1824.
Cancer Freeze: A day long fundraiser for Cancer Freeze, which helps Northwest Florida people battling cancer, begins at 7 a.m. Feb. 1 at Lake Jackson in Florala, Ala., with a Bass Tournament and Pancake Breakfast. A 5k run/walk begins at 9 a.m. followed by chili cook-off at 11. Water events begin at noon and an auction/raffle at 1. Live entertainment and activities for children all day.
Audubon Society: Master birder Bruce Purdy will lead a bird walk to the Okaloosa County Landfill and Fort Walton spray fields Feb. 1. Meet at 7:30 a.m. at Coach and 4 Restaurant, 1313 Lewis Turner Blvd. in Fort Walton Beach. Call 305-359-5334.
• Feb. 6: Certified master bird bander Fred Bassett presents Alabama and Florida Hummingbirds, a Lot More Than You Think, at the monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. in Room 13 on the ground floor of the Student Services Center at NWFSC Niceville campus. Light refreshments will be served. Call 582-7064.
• Feb. 8: Learn about wintering shorebirds with ornithologist Alan Knothe on a bird walk at Okaloosa Island’s East Pass and Gulf Beach adjacent to the West Jetty. Meet at 7:30 a.m. at the parking area on the south side of U.S. 98 adjacent to the western end of the Destin Bridge. Call 862-3498.
• Feb. 22: Visit the Coffeen Nature Preserve with Susan Paladini, preserve manager. Meet at 7:30 a.m. at Winn Dixie on Hwy. 20 in Bluewater Bay. Call 267-2312.
Topsail tour: Learn about surf fishing from 2-3 p.m. Feb. 1 at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park in Santa Rosa Beach. A park entrance fee is required. Call 267-8330.
Pandora’s Music: Pandora’s Steakhouse of Grayton Beach presents Saluda, Feb. 1; Season Ammons Band, 8 p.m. Feb. 5; Drew Tillman, j8 p.m. Feb. 6; and Call The Law,Feb. 7. Music begins at 9 p.m., unless noted, is free and open to all guests at least 21 years of age.
• Feb. 12: Saluda, 8 p.m.
• Feb. 13: Dismal Creek, 8 p.m.
• Feb. 14: Roshambo (Downstairs)
• Feb. 14: The Steenos (Roundroom), 6:30 p.m.
• Feb. 15: Tony Vegas
• Feb. 19: Season Ammons Band, 8 p.m.
• Feb. 20: Howling Jack, 7 p.m.
• Feb. 21: Cadillac Willy
• Feb. 22: Boukou Groove
• Feb. 26: Chronic Jester, 8 p.m.
• Feb. 27: Phil Vaughn of Chronic Jester, 8 p.m.
• Feb. 28: Forrest Williams Band
• March 1: Call The Law
• March 2: New Earth Army
• March 4: Straight Shooters
• March 5: Hotel Oscar
• March 6: Tribe Zion
• March 7: Continuum
• March 8: Lyons Limosine
• March 9: Fearless Heights
• March 11: True Blue Band
• March 12: Season Ammons Band
• March 13: Roshambo
• March 14: Boukou Groove
• March 15: Lee Yankee & Hellz Yeah
• March 16: El Dub
• March 18: Cranford Hallow
• March 19: Lyons Limosine
• March 20: Heritage
• March 21: Cadillac Willy
• March 23: Ryan Balthrop Band
• March 25: Treehouse
• March 26: Mose & Mr E of Hotel Oscar
• March 27: Chronic Jester
• March 28: Dread Clampitt
• March 29: Roosevelt Franklin
Americana Under The Stars: Performances from 6-8 p.m. Thursdays in the amphitheater at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park in Santa Rosa Beach. Bring a chair and beverage. Free admission into park and a suggested donation of $5 goes to the Friends of Topsail Hill.
Friendship House: Jane Kerrigan, Esq., LLM, will give a presentation on senior issues at 6 p.m. Feb. 3 at Friendship House, 353 Juniper Lake Road in DeFuniak Springs. Reservations are not required, but would be helpful. To make reservations, request care for a loved one with dementia during the talk, or for more information, call 892-0565.
TDC: Walton County Tourist Development will meet at 9 a.m. Feb. 4 at the South Walton Courthouse Annex Boardroom. A workshop on the Storm Damage Reduction Project will be held from 6-8 p.m. Feb. 4 in the Boardroom. Call 267-1216 or email Stacey@visitsouthwalton.com.
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.
Speaker: Jeanne Easterling, RN, BSN, MPA, Home Care Liaison with Peoples Home Health, will speak on Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 5 in the Hall of Fame Dining Room at Chautauqua Rehab & Nursing Center, 785 S. 2nd St. in DeFuniak Springs.
Gardeners’ Lecture Series: The Walton County Master Gardeners’ Lecture Series resumes from 10-11:30 a.m. Feb. 5 at Padgett Park, 810 JD Miller Road in Santa Rosa Beach. MaryAnn Friedman will present a photographic argument for the need to “save a place” for butterflies and other native pollinators. Light refreshments will be served. Reserve a seat at 892-8172. Soil testing supplies and instruction will be available for $8.
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 My Cousin Vinny, is served from 6:30-10 p.m. Feb. 5 at Edward’s Fine Food & Wine, 66 Main St. in Rosemary Beach. Cost is $70+ tax. Call 231-0550 or email email@example.com for tickets.
• Feb. 19: Godfather II
Mattie Kelly Arts Center: New national and touring events on the 2014 schedule for the Mattie Kelly Arts Center at the Niceville campus of Northwest Florida State College begin at 7:30 p.m. in the mainstage theater.
• Feb. 5: Direct from Branson, the Acrobats of China.
• Feb. 12: The world famous Glen Miller Orchestra appears in concert to benefit the Niceville High School Band program.
• Feb. 28: “Generations: A Collection of Black American Music,” a regionally produced production, will be held during Black History Month.
• March 21: The national tour of the phenomenal “Lady Smith Black Mambazo” to benefit public broadcasting affiliate WUWF.
National touring Broadway shows include “Bring it On: The Musical” on Jan. 23 and the Tony Award winning “Memphis: The Musical” on Feb. 22, as well as the Las Vegas concert event “The Rat Pack Is Back” on March 8 to benefit the Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra.
Hiring Fair & Expo: The Workforce Development Board of Okaloosa and Walton Counties and its JobsPlus One-Stop Career Centers will host the free inaugural South Walton Hiring Fair & Expo from10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 6 at the Boys & Girls Club-South Walton, 427 Greenway Trail in Santa Rosa Beach. Bring multiple copies of resumes and be dressed for success. Call 880-6567, ext. 206.
Teen Driver Challenge: The Walton County Sheriff’s Office offers a free course designed to help teens ages 15-19 boost their driving skills and lessen the chances of being involved in a crash from 5-9 p.m. Feb. 7 at Walton High School in DeFuniak Springs. Driving portion will be at 8 a.m. Feb. 8 at the Walton County Fairgrounds, 790 North Hwy. 83, DeFuniak Springs. Lunch and refreshments will be provided. Must have a valid Learner’s Permit/Florida Operators License for at least 6 months and provide own car. A current copy of a driver license, vehicle registration and insurance is required. Register by Feb. 3 with School Resource Deputy.
Tri Delta: The Delta Delta Delta Alumnae of the Emerald Coast will meet at 11 a.m. Feb. 8 at the home of Margaret Carlen in Miramar Beach. Call 654-5008 or email MargaretCarlen@gmail.com for information.
Father-Daughter Dance: Good News UMC in Santa Rosa Beach will host its seventh annual Father-Daughter Dance from 5-7 p.m. Feb. 9. Come for dancing, fun and dinner with your daughter of any age. Tickets are $30/couple and $10/extra girl. Optional corsages are also on sale for $5. Grandpas, uncles and cousins are also welcome. Get tickets at the church, 4747 U.S. 98, or call 865-3893.
eWorkshops: Integrative Health & Wellness Solutions offers a Healthy Kids, Happy Families eWorkshop and Preventive Healthcare eWorkshop beginning Feb. 10 for six weeks. Call 496-0418 or register at yourintegrativehealthsolutions.com.
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.
Art show/sale: The Annual Seascape Art Show and Sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 14 and 15 at the Seascape Resort Conference Center on U.S. 98. Local artists who paint with Sharon Long will have items for sale. Complimentary light refreshments. Call 240-3220 for directions.
Sinfonia Gulf 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.
• 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.
Benefit concert: Musician David Seering will perform his annual concert to benefit local charity Children in Crisis at 7 p.m. Feb. 15 at Village Baptist Church in Destin. The Van Deusen Trio, with Bobby Van Deusen on the piano, and guest artist Amanda Holmes will also perform. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at Children in Crisis, Lifeway Bookstore in Destin, and at P.S. Gifts in Fort Walton Beach. Call 864-4242.
Music concert: AnAmericana Under the Oaks Music Concert with Lucky Mud will be held from 6:30-8 p.m. Feb. 15 in the Lodge at Camp Helen State Park, 23937 P C Beach Parkway in Panama City Beach. Free admission into the park. Donations accepted. Refreshments available. Call 233-5059.
• Feb. 28: Achilles Wheel
• March 8: Dana Cooper
• March 28: Alicia McGovern
• May 3: Carly Bank
Quilt show: “Quilting: Our Roots & Our Wings” features quilts made by members of the Chautauqua Quilters Guild, Inc. and Holmes Valley Quilters from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 21 and 22 at the DeFuniak Springs Community Center. Admission is $5. There will be several vendors, demos, antique quilts, an Opportunity quilt, door prizes and more. Call 585-2796.
Cooking show: The 20th annual WZEP Taste of Home Cooking School with culinary specialist Michelle “Red” Roberts will be held at 6:30 p.m. March 11 at Walton High School in DeFuniak Springs. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. to visit booths, register for prizes and pick up promotional items. Concessions will be provided by the Pilot Club of DeFuniak Springs. VIP tickets for $45 and regular tickets for $10 are on sale at www.wzep1460.com and at the WZEP Studios, 449 N. 12th Street in DeFuniak Springs. Tickets can also be ordered by sending a SASE to P.O. Box 627, DFS 32435. Call 892-3158.
Discussion group: Join Daina Skinner, RN, BSN, hospice specialist, at the Coastal Library in Santa Rosa Beach the third Wednesday of each month to discuss senior and healthcare needs. Call 862-1069.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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: Enjoy dinner and a show with Redd the Singing Bartender at 6:30 p.m. (early show) and 8 p.m. (later show) on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at Redd’s Fueling Station, 2320 W. County Hwy. 30A in Santa Rosa Beach. Reservations recommended for parties of 4 or more at 325-0252.
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 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.
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 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: 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Seaside Farmers 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.