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Central Square Cinema: Grab your blankets for a free movie, “Surf’s Up,” at 8 p.m. July 25 under the stars at the Seaside Amphitheater.
• Aug. 1: Racing Stripes
• Aug. 8: The Lego Movie
Grayton Beer Concert: Grayton Beer and Peddlers Pavilion in Seacrest Beach present a 30A Summer Concert Series with Reed Waddle from 6-10 p.m. July 25. Beer and wine available through Peddlers Pub.
Topsail tour: Learn all about surf fishing from 2-3 p.m. July 25 at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park in Santa Rosa Beach. Park will furnish gear. Park entry fee is $6 per vehicle. Call 267-8330.
Adventure Club: Bike ride in the older section of Fort Walton Beach at 8:30 a.m. July 26. Meet in the parking area under the Brooks Bridge. Lunch at nearby restaurant. Call 974-9591.
• July 26: Bike ride at 8:30 a.m. in the Gulf Breeze area over the Garcon Point Bridge. Meet at the gravel parking lot on the north side of Hwy. 98, just east of the road that leads to the bridge. This road is called Avalon Boulevard and Hwy. 281. There is a small fee for biking over the bridge. Lunch at nearby restaurant. Call 255-1040.
• July 29: Bike ride at 8:30 a.m. in the Navarre Beach/Pensacola Beach area. Meet at Opal Beach at the Soundside pavilion area. Bring a picnic lunch/snack. Call 255-1040.
• July 31: Bike ride at 4 p.m. in Niceville. Meet at the Dockside Restaurant and Marina on Bayshore Drive. Supper at nearby restaurant. Call 897-6756.
Sunday cinema: A free movie, “Jumanji” begins at 8 p.m. July 27 in the Events Plaza at the Village of Baytowne Wharf.
• Aug. 3: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2
• Aug. 10: Despicable Me 2
Summer Sunday Concerts: Gulf Place on 30A hosts a free concert with Heritage from 6-9 p.m. July 27 on the Amphitheater lawn. Bring chairs and blankets.
• Aug. 3: Cadillac Willy
• Aug. 10: Ike Bartley
• Aug. 17: Fearless Heights
• Sept. 7: Owsley Brothers
• Sept.14: Hubba Hubba
• Sept. 21: Chronic Jester
• Sept. 28: Boukou Groove
• Oct. 5: Tony Vegas
• Oct. 12: Déjà vu
• Oct. 19: Wildlife Specials
• Oct. 26: Old Truck Bluegrass Band
Concerts in the Park: Bring blankets and beach chairs to enjoy a free concert with Calypso Nuts from 6-8 p.m. July 28 at Marina Park in WaterColor.
• Aug. 4: Kelly & The Healers
• Aug. 11: New World Beatniks
Groovin’ On The Green: Enjoy the music of Mighty Hurricanes from 7-9 p.m. July 28 at the Village Green at Carillon Beach, 100 Carillon Market St. in Panama City Beach.
• Aug. 4: Legacy
• Aug. 11: Jones & Co.
• Aug. 18: Ebb Tyed
• Aug. 25: Kelly and the Healers
• Aug. 31: Todd Sparks & The Shrimpboat Cowboys
Monday Sky Surfing: Enjoy three shows from fly-board extraordinaire Ben Merrell from 7-9 p.m. through Aug. 31 over the Lagoon at the Village of Baytowne Wharf.
Cinema Under The Stars: Bring a blanket or low back chair to enjoy the movie “Little Rascals” under the stars from 8-10 p.m. July 29 in the Alys Beach Amphitheatre on Somerset Street.
• Aug. 5: The Smurfs
• Aug. 12: Hotel Transylvania
Alzheimer’s support group: Alzheimer’s Family Services will hold a support group for family members or friends coping with a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease at 2 p.m. July 29 at Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast, Suite 3 Conference Room, in Miramar Beach. The support group is free and limited respite care is available. To make arrangements for respite, call 866-478-7790.
Boomin’ Tuesdays: Enjoy lawn games and inflatables from 7-9 p.m. through Aug. 14 in the Events Plaza at Baytowne Wharf. Fireworks light up the sky over the Lagoon at 9:15 p.m.
Seaside Shorts: Cool off while enjoying a variety of bite-sized short plays at 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays through Aug. 1 at the Seaside Repertory Theatre, 216 Quincy Circle in Santa Rosa Beach. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at www.lovetherep.com.
Seaside Summer Concerts: Celebrate summer with the sounds of the Jacob Jeffries Band at 7 p.m. July 30 in the Seaside Amphitheater. Event is free.
• Aug. 6: TBD
• Aug. 13: Go Down Moses
Wednesday Night Concert Series: A free concert with Heritage from 7-9 p.m. July 30 in the Events Plaza at The Village of Baytowne Wharf at Sandestin Call 267-8186.
Summer Concert Series: Bring blankets and low back chairs to enjoy music with Boukou Groove from 7-9 p.m. July 30 in the Alys Beach Amphitheatre.
• Aug. 6: Courtyard Saints
• Aug. 13: Seth Walker Trio
Grand Boulevard Farmers’ Market: The new market will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays in Grand Park between Cantina Laredo and Tommy Bahama’s.Vendors will offer locally sourced food-based items including produce, eggs, milk, butter, grass-fed beef, chicken, lamb, and pork, honey, pickled vegetables and gourmet jams.
Americana Under The Stars: Bring a chair, a beverage and enjoy the music of John French at 6 p.m. July 31 in the amphitheater at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park in Santa Rosa Beach. Open mic begins the evening. Free admission into park and a suggested donation of $5 goes to the Friends of Topsail Hill. Food available for purchase.
Beach Blast: Elephant Walk restaurant in Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort will have a free evening of entertainment on the beach at 6 p.m. July 31. Activities include beach bonfires, live music by Bo Adams, children’s activities, bounce houses, face painting, balloon sculpting, a photo lounge, s’mores, and a fireworks show. Select activities are at an additional cost. Patio seating available for dinner at Elephant Walk. Make reservations at 267-4800.
Magical Thursday: Captain Davy performs a magic show from 7-9 p.m. through Aug. 14 in the Events Plaza at Baytowne Wharf.
Shrimp Boil: Grayton Beach Catering hosts a sunset shrimp boil and bonfire on the beach at 6 p.m. Thursdays. GBC provides dinner, bonfire with S’mores, beach chairs, music, soda and water. Bring adult beverages. Cost is $50/adults and $20/children under 12. Hot dogs with chips are available for children under 12 for $10. Reservations required by 10 a.m. Thursdays atwww.graytonbeachcatering.com/shrimp-boil-thursdays or call 231-1090.
Public workshop: A Public Workshop will be held at 6 p.m. July 30 at the South Walton Courthouse Annex, 31 Coastal Centre Blvd.in Santa Rosa Beach, to discuss proposed new beach accesses including one at Topsail State Park.
Topsail tour: As the majestic sea turtles begin another reproductive season, learn the basic facts about them from 2-3 p.m. Aug. 1 at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park in Santa Rosa Beach. Park will furnish gear. Park entry fee is $6 per vehicle. Call 267-8330.
Art exhibit: The artwork of Carol Dickson of Santa Rosa Beach will be displayed at the Coastal Branch Library in Santa Rosa Beach during August.
TDC: The Walton County Tourist Development Council will meet at 9 a.m. Aug. 5 at the South Walton Annex Boardroom.
Movies and more: The movie “The Lorax” and program on trees begins at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 6 in the Recreation Hall at Camp Helen State Park. The program will be followed by a cookout including hotdogs and s’mores. A parent or guardian must accompany children. Admission into the park is free, although donations are requested for the Friends of Camp Helen State Park. Call 233-5059.
CountyCommissioners: The Walton County Board of County Commissioners will hold special meetings to discuss the Parking Needs Assessment in South Walton County at 3 p.m. Aug. 12 at the South Walton County Courthouse Annex, 31 Coastal Centre Blvd. in Santa Rosa Beach.
ArtWalk on the Harbor: Local and regional artists and vendors display their work at ArtWalk on the Harbor from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 17 from HarborWalk Village to AJ’s. The event is free. Next event, Sept. 21.
Auditions: Seaside will host auditions for the Third Annual Seaside Nutcracker from 5-6 p.m. Aug. 22 at the Seaside Assembly Hall, 168 Smolian Circle in Santa Rosa Beach. Dancers ages 8 to 18 from the Northwest Florida regions are eligible to participate in auditions. An audition fee and pre-registration is required. For more details and registration, email email@example.com.
Sunset Movie: Enjoy a free movie at 8 p.m. Aug. 30 in WaterColor’s Marina Park.
Explore The Outdoors Festival: Walton Outdoors hosts its annual Explore The Outdoors Festival from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 11 along the lakeyard on Circle Drive in DeFuniak Springs. Day is geared toward introducing children to the wonders of exploring the outdoors. Hands on activities will include fishing, boating, kayaking, wildlife encounters, interactive educational exhibits, nature-based crafts and much more. The event is free. The water activities are for children six-years-old and up. Food vendors will be on hand.
Pastel workshop: Frank Federico, PSA Master Pastelist and IAPS Master Circle Recipient, will be the workshop instructor Oct. 27, 28 and 29 at the Cultural Arts Alliance Bayou Arts Center in Santa Rosa Beach. The focus is on dynamic compositions and gesture. Cost is $350 for PSNF members and $400 for non members. Call 334-400-2771 to reserve space.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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, except July, at the South Walton Annex. To schedule an appointment, call 835-4834.
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.
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.
Rosalina: Rosalina plays classic standards and show tunes on keyboard from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Fridays at Christiano’s Ristorante in Santa Rosa Beach. Reservations recommended at 267-2185.
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.
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.
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.
Sinfonia Strolls: Musicians perform acoustic sets from 6-8 p.m. Saturdays on the cobblestone streets of Rosemary 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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.