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St. Patrick’s Parade: The seventh annual 30A St. Patrick’s Parade and Festival begins at 3:30 p.m. March 15 and ends at Gulf Place in Santa Rosa Beach. Texas based Celtic Rock Band Cleghorn will headline the entertainment along with the Drake School of Irish Dance. Enjoy arts and crafts, including jewelry, wood carving and face painting, and a variety of food and drinks.
Art In The Park: Enjoy works of art plus live music from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 15 at WaterColor Inn & Resort, 34 Goldenrod Circle in WaterColor. The event is free and open to the public.
Piano recital: Lois Van Dam, a music professor at NWFSC, will perform a free piano recital featuring the music of Bach, Beethoven and Brahms at 7:30 p.m. March 15 in the Tyler Recital Hall at the college’s Mattie Kelly Arts Center in Niceville.
Cattle Barons’ Ball: Guests donned in casual Western wear will “Lasso A Cure at the ACS Ranch” at 6 p.m. March 15 Linkside at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort at the Seventh Annual Emerald Coast Cattle Barons’ Ball. Entertainment includes The Modern Eldorados, live and silent auctions, complimentary drinks and fancy vittles. The Ball will benefit the American Cancer Society. A limited number of Baron and Rancher table sponsorships (for 10) are available and individual tickets at $175. Call 376-1551, or email email@example.com.
Pandora’s Music: Pandora’s Steakhouse of Grayton Beach presents Lee Yankee & Hellz Yeah, March 15; El Dub, March 16; Cranford Hallow, March 18; Lyons Limousine, March 19; Herirtage, March 20; and Cadillac Willy, March 21. Music begins at 9 p.m., unless noted, is free and open to all guests at least 21 years of age.
• March 23: Ryan Balthrop Band
• March 25: Treehouse
• March 26: Mose & Mr E of Hotel Oscar
• March 27: Chronic Jester
• March 28: Dread Clampitt
Vocal recital: The Madrigals and Belle Voci vocal ensembles of NWFSC present a free Spring Concert at 2 p.m. March 16 in the Tyler Recital Hall of the Mattie Kelly Arts Center on college’s Niceville campus.
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. March 16, 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 Fearless Heights from 6-9 p.m. March 16 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.
• March 23: Rebel Crossing
• March 30: Neil Dover
• April 6: Déjà vu
• April 13: Old Truck Bluegrass Band
• April 20: Rollin’ In The Hay
• April 27: Courtyard Saints
Brunch in the Backyard of Love: Drew Tillman on stage and Rescued Rescuers pour mimosas for donations from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 16 at Hibiscus Coffee & Guesthouse, 85 Defuniak St. in Grayton Beach. The Backyard of Love is pet-friendly.
• March 23: Dave Posey, HEART Animal Rescue
• March 30: Max McCann, Children’s Volunteer Health Network
St. Patty’s Day Delight: Celebrate the luck of the Irish from 6-9 p.m. March 17 in the Events Plaza at the Village of Baytowne Wharf. Entertainment includes Henri’s Notions and their traditional Celtic music.
Cinema Under the Stars: Bring blankets and low back chairs to enjoy The Odd Life of Timothy Green from 7:30-10 p.m. March 18 under the stars in the Alys Beach Amphitheatre. Movie is free. Piper’s will offer food and beverage.
• March 25: Gnomeo & Juliet
• April 1: Up
• April 8: Toy Story 3
• April 15: The Little Mermaid
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.
Wednesday Night Concert Series: The Chris Alvarado Trio performs a free concert from 7-9 p.m. March 19 in the Events Plaza at The Village of Baytowne Wharf at Sandestin. Call 267-8186.
• March 26. Heritage
• April 2: Folsom Prison Gang, a Johnny Cash Tribute
• April 9: The Return, a Beatles Tribute
• April 16: Stayin Alive, music of the 70s
• April 23: Emerald Coast Blues Brothers, Blues Bothers Tribute
• April 30: The Last Waltz Ensemble, a Band Tribute
Lifetree Café: “Pass or Fail? The State of Education” will be examined” at 6:30 p.m. March 19 at Lifetree Café, Hope Lutheran Church in the 180° Bistro on the second floor at 3834 U.S. Hwy. 98 W in Santa Rosa Beach. The event is free. Snacks and beverages are available.
Republican Women: The Walton Republican Women Federated will meet at 11 a.m. March 19 at Cuvee Catering, 36120 Emerald Coast Parkway in Miramar Beach. The program will be presented by Alexander Warmka, regulatory consultant with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Cost is $20/members and $22/guests. Reservations required by noon March 17 at 837-5321.
Spring Concert Series: Forrest Williams will perform from 6-8 p.m. March 19 in the Alys Beach Amphitheatre. The event is free. Piper’s will offer food and beverage.
• March 26: Roman Street
• April 2: Blue Ribbon Healers
• April 9: Daphne Willis
• April 16: Heritage
Americana Under The Stars: Bring a chair, a beverage and enjoy the music of Gary Nichols from 6-8 p.m. March 20 in the amphitheater at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park in Santa Rosa Beach. Free admission into park and a suggested donation of $5 goes to the Friends of Topsail Hill.
• March 27: Alicia McGovern
Kickball on Kelly Green: Grab the entire family for a pick-up game of kickball from 3-4 p.m. Thursdays, through April 18, on Kelly Green in Alys Beach.
Central Square Cinema: Grab your blanket and head to the Seaside Amphitheater at 7 p.m. Fridays for a family movie under the stars.
Coffee with commissioner: Walton County District 4 Commissioner Sara Comander will host “Coffee with the Commissioner” at 5:30 p.m. March 20, Rosemary Beach Town Center; 5:30 p.m. April 10, Red Bay Community Center; and 5:30 p.m. April 23, Coastal Branch Library.
Mattie Kelly Arts Center: The national tour of “Lady Smith Black Mambazo” to benefit public broadcasting affiliate WUWF will be held at 7:30 p.m. March 21 in the mainstage theater at the Niceville campus of NWFSC.
Topsail tour: Learn the history of Florida’s alligators from 2-3 p.m. March 22 at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park in Santa Rosa Beach. Park entry fee is $6 per vehicle. Call 267-8330.
• March 29: Learn about the White Tailed Deer from 3-4 p.m. Park entry fee is $6 per vehicle. Call 267-8330.
Writers’ group: Meet and greet local writers in a supportive round table discussion format at 10:30 a.m. the fourth Saturday of each month, beginning March 22, at Walton County Coastal Library, 437 Greenway Trail in Santa Rosa Beach. New and published authors are invited. Call 267-2809.
Alzheimer’s support group: Alzheimer's Family Services hosts a new 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 beginning March 25 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.
Information Night: Seacoast Collegiate High School at the South Walton Center of Northwest Florida State College, invites community members, friends, and prospective students and their families to attend a special Informational Night from 6-8 p.m. March 26 in rooms 119 and 120 to learn more about the high school and students’ academic plans in honors, dual enrollment and Advanced Placement coursework. Call 267-2888.
Rock Destin/Club LA
Blacklite District Plus Stone Glory performs at 7:30 p.m. March 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.
• April 9: Soil Plus Tantric
• April 11: Fuel
• April 18: Monster Truck
• April 27: Rehab
• March 29: Roosevelt Franklin
Music concert: AnAmericana Under the Oaks Music Concert with Alicia McGovern will be held from 6:30-8 p.m. March 28 in the Lodge at Camp Helen State Park, 23937 P C Beach Parkway in Panama City Beach. Free admission to the park. Donations accepted. Refreshments available. Call 233-5059.
• May 3: Carly Bak
Sinfonia: Sinfonia Gala features Patti LuPone in her Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda concert March 29 at the Emerald Coast Convention Center on Okaloosa Island. Cash bar available. To purchase tickets, visit www.SinfoniaGulfCoast.org or call 269-7129.
Death By Chocolate: The South Walton Rotary presents Death By Chocolate, an evening of indulgence, from 6-9 p.m. March 29 in Grand Boulevard between Tommy Bahamas and Cantina Laredo. Local guest chefs will prepare and serve signature chocolate desserts for a “Throwdown Competition.” Admission is $20 for admission and $30 tickets include two drink tickets; cash bar for beer and wine. Advance tickets may be purchased at http://swr.xorbia.com/dbc.
St. Agatha’s Breakfast: Breakfast Cooked to Order will be held from 7-11 a.m. April 5, and 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.
Walton CountyAviators: The EAA Chapter, Walton County Aviators #1548, will meet at 10 a.m. April 5 in the DeFuniak Springs airport FBO facility. People interested in aviation and in joining the Chapter are welcome to attend.
Sandestin Wine Festival: The 28th Annual Sandestin Wine Festival will take place April 10-13 at Baytowne Wharf. Four days of unique events open up a wide range of experiences from attending wine dinners with celebrity chefs, participating in preview events throughout the year, and taking part in wine tastings that showcase hundreds of wines.
West IndiesMarkets: Artists in the areas of jewelry, wood and metal sculptures, watercolor, oil, photography, pottery and more can be seen at the West Indies Markets April 12 and 13, and 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Arts and Carafes Night: This new 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.
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.
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: Enjoy dinner and a show with Redd the Singing Bartender at 6 p.m. 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.