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First Saturday at Biophilia: Go Wild from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 7 at Biophilia Center with safari hikes, walk on the wild side art, and Nonie’s Ark of Animals. Special guest, Wildlife series TV legend of Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom, Jim Fowler will present shows at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. to speak about past adventures and present wild animal ambassadors.
First Friday ArtWalk: Enjoy live music and works of art and artist demonstrations from 5-8 p.m. June 6 at the galleries and shops of Ruskin Place and Central Square on Scenic Hwy. 30A in Seaside.
Grayton Beer Concert: Grayton Beer and Peddlers Pavilion in Seacrest Beach present a 30A Summer Concert Series with Joe and Jay from 6-10 p.m. June 6. Beer and wine available through Peddlers Pub, and admission is free.
Central Square Cinema: Grab your blankets for a free movie, “Despicable Me 2,” at 8 p.m. June 6 under the stars at the Seaside Amphitheater.
Yoga fundraiser: Destin Hot Yoga in Miramar Beach will host a fundraising event for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. June 7. Included are yoga classes, a healthy lunch, juice bar and a yoga workshop. For more information and to register, visit www.stjudeyoga.org.
Summer Sunday Concerts: Gulf Place on 30A will host a free concert with Flow Tribe from 6-9 p.m. June 8 on the Amphitheater lawn. Bring chairs and blankets.
• June 15: Chronic Jester
• June 22: Déjà vu
• June 29: Tony Vegas
• July 6: Hubba Hubba
• July 13: Continuum
• July 20: Courtyard Saints
• July 27: Heritage
• 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
Sunday cinema: A free movie, “Ratatouille,” begins at 8 p.m. June 8 in the Events Plaza at the Village of Baytowne Wharf.
• June 15: Finding Nemo
• June 23: Saving Mr. Banks
• June 27: Monster University
• July 7: Up
• July 13: The Lorax
• July 20: The Lego Movie
• July 27: Jumanji
• Aug. 3: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2
• Aug. 10: Despicable Me 2
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.
TDC: The Walton County TDC’s Destination Improvement Committee will meet from 2-3:30 p.m. June 11 at the S.W. Courthouse Annex Boardroom. Committee meetings in the TDC conference room include:
• Events, Activities: Arts and Culture from 9:30-11:30 a.m. June 26
Groovin’ On The Green: Enjoy the music of Ebb Tyed from 7-9 p.m. June 9 at the Village Green at Carillon Beach, 100 Carillon Market St. in Panama City Beach.
• June 16: Jones & Co
• June 23: Reasonable Doubt
• June 30: Tidewater
• July 4: Sonic Boom
• July 7: Rowdies
• July 14: Jeff Carter Group
• July 21: Latitude 29
• July 28: Mighty Hurricanes
• Aug. 4: Legacy
• Aug. 11: Jones & Co.
• Aug. 18: Ebb Tyed
• Aug. 25: Kelly and the Healers
• Aug. 31: Todd Sparks & The Shrimpboat Cowboys
Boomin’ Tuesdays: After lawn games and inflatables from 7-9 p.m. through Aug. 14 in the Events Plaza at Baytowne Wharf, fireworks will light up the sky at 9:15 p.m. over the Lagoon.
Cinema Under The Stars: Bring a blanket or low back chair to enjoy the movie “Homeward Bound” under the stars from 8-10 p.m. June 10 in the Alys Beach Amphitheatre on Somerset Street.
• June 17: Despicable Me
• June 24: A Bug’s Life
• July 1: Monsters University
• July 8: The Emperor’s New Groove
• July 15: Pocahontas
• July 22: The Pirates! Band of Misfits
• July 29: Little Rascals
• Aug. 5: The Smurfs
• Aug. 12: Hotel Transylvania
Wednesday Night Concert Series: A free concert with Adam Doleac Band from 7-9 p.m. June 11 in the Events Plaza at The Village of Baytowne Wharf at Sandestin Call 267-8186.
• June 18: Cumberland Collective
• June 25: Chubby Carrier
Summer Concert Series: Bring blankets and low back chairs to enjoy music with Daphne Willis from 7-9 p.m. June 11 in the Alys Beach Amphitheatre.
• June 18: Cadillac Willy
• June 25: Forrest Williams Band
• July 2: Heritage
• July 9: Chris Alvarado
• July 16: Mama’s Blue Dress
• July 23: Bill Garrett & Friends
• July 30: Boukou Groove
• Aug. 6: Courtyard Saints
• Aug. 13: Seth Walker Trio
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. Thursdays through 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.
Movies and more: A recycling program will be followed by the movie, ““Wall-E,” at 5:30 p.m. June 11 in the Recreation Hall at Camp Helen State Park. 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.
• June 25: “The jungle Book” and program on snakes
• July 9: “Finding Nemo” and program on sea turtles
• July 23: “Shark Tale” and program on jellyfish
• Aug. 6: “The Lorax” and program on trees
CDLAB: The Walton County Coastal Dune Lakes Advisory Board will hold a Special Workshop at 9 a.m. June 12 at the District Five Commissioner’s Meeting Room, 70 Logan Lane in Santa Rosa Beach to work on the 2014 CDLAB goals.
Concerts in the Village: MKAF presents LavaLamp, The best of the 70’s disco, soul & funk, at 7 p.m. June 12 at the Dugas Pavilion at the Mattie Kelly Cultural Arts Village in Destin. Bring a picnic and wine or beverage of choice, or purchase meal from local restaurant prepared on-site. Admission is $10/adult and children under 12 and MKAF members are free. Call 650-2226.
• June 19: Alter Eagles, A Tribute to the Eagles
• June 26: Twelve Against Nature, Nashville’s Steely Dan Experience
Toss It Up: Learn how to make salad no matter your kitchen skill at the Toss It Up – Summer Salads program from 5:30-7:30 p.m. June 12 at 732 N. 9th St. in DeFuniak Springs. You will gain many new ways and ideas for making your own wonderful, healthy creation each day. Cost is $15/person and includes materials, recipes, taste tests and give-a-ways. Pre-registration required at 892-8172.
WCEDA: The Walton County Economic Development Alliance will meet at noon June 12 in the Walton County Administration Conference Room, 76 North 6th Street in DeFuniak Springs.
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. June 15 from HarborWalk Village to AJ’s. The event is free.
Jewels of 30A: Tour the coastal dune lakes along 30A and have a picnic lunch in a state park from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. June 18. Cost is $45. Register at 200-4160.
Dancing with Desire: Dance champions seen on the hit series “Dancing with the Stars” will perform at a star-studded event at 7 p.m. June 19 on stage at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center in Niceville. The performance is presented by Fred Astaire Dance Studio-Fort Walton Beach. Ticket prices are $50 for general admission, and $100 for VIP, which includes preferred seating, access to the stars at the cast post party, and more. Active Duty military and senior citizens are offered a reduced rate of $35 for a balcony seat. Visit www.dancingwithdesire.com or call 864-4242.
All proceeds benefit Horizons-The Arc of The Emerald Coast, to help provide services to children and adults with autism, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, and other intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Star gazing: Henderson Beach State Park in Destin will host a star gazing program from 5-10 p.m. June 20. Telescopes will be available for public viewing of star clusters, planets, and galaxies. Prior to sunset, telescopes will be equipped for safe viewing of the sun. All those attending should arrive prior to sunset. Call 837-7550 for sunset time.
Casting Call: Tryouts for Alaqua’s 2015 calendar, Hunks and Hounds, will be held from 1-3 p.m. June 21 on Grayton Beach. Bring a paper with your info including, name, age, where you live, and your contact information. Wear board shorts and a tank or tee. A love for animals is a must. You must be available to be here to shoot the calendar in July. Do not bring an animal with you to the casting call. If attending, email email@example.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.
Starlight Ballet: The NWF Ballet presents a free mixed repertory performance at 7 p.m. June 21 in Rosemary Beach with scenes from the 2nd Act of Swan Lake as well as an eclectic mix of new contemporary pieces.
HendersonBeach: Learn all about the animals when Henderson Beach State Park hosts the Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge staff and their animal ambassadors from 11:30 a.m. to noon June 26. Bring a camera. Program included in the park admission fee. Call 837-7550
Sunset Movie: Enjoy a free movie at 8 p.m. July 1 and Aug. 30 in WaterColor’s Marina Park.
4th of July Concert: Celebrate the Fourth with a free concert featuring the Atlanta Allstars from 7-10 p.m. in the Alys Beach Amphitheatre. Fireworks follow; Piper’s will offer food and beverage.
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.
WEEKLY (verify dates and times before attending)
Sinfonia Strolls: Musicians perform acoustic sets from 6-8 p.m. Saturdays on the cobblestone streets of Rosemary 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.
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 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.
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.
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 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.