All area codes are 850 unless specified.
The Emerald Coast Alumnae Chapter of Delta Delta Delta Sorority will hold the annual Pansy Brunch at 11:30 a.m. May 20 at The Pearl Hotel, 63 Main St. in Rosemary Beach. All Tri Deltas are welcome. Call 835-1701 to make reservation.
Hands Across the Sand
Say "Yes" to clean energy at noon May 20 at Ed Walline Public Beach Access in Santa Rosa Beach.
Nick's Seafood Restaurant in Freeport will host its 12th Annual Old Nick's Redfish Roundup benefiting CBA May 20. Tournament check-ins will be from 5-7 a.m. and weigh-ins will be from 4-5 p.m. The entry fee for a two-person team is $210. Ten dollars from every entry fee will be donated to Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance.
Risa's Interiors' Huge Tent Sale, “Furniture for Furry Friends," will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 20 at 10123 Emerald Coast Parkway in Miramar Beach to benefit Alaqua Animal Refuge. Items include gently used home furnishings, accessories, appliances, rugs, and lamps from five warehouses.
Basic Life Support classes
American Heart Association Basic Life Support, Healthcare Provider Ini-tial courses will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Sacred Heart on the Emerald Coast, Suite 1, Education Building. Enrollment closes May 18. Cost is $50/person. To enroll, call 278-3019 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
CVHN race day
Race presented by St. Joe Community Foundation at 8 a.m. at Watercolor in Santa Rosa Beach. Registration is available before the race at http://www.cvhnkids.org/ and on the day of the race beginning at 7 a.m. Registration is $25/child and $45/adult.This run has a Mile and 5K course. All pro-ceeds benefit Children’s Volunteer Health Network. Stay for the post race festivities including the Ohana Institute Bands, food, beverages, photo booth, kids entertainment and prizes and more.
Choctawhatchee Audubon Society
Visit Bay County Audubon’s Laidlaw Plantation May 20 to see a diverse collection of birdlife and restoration efforts. Meet at the CVS parking lot in Oak Creek Shopping Plaza in Niceville at 7a.m. and caravan to Laidlaw in Holmes County. Bring a sack lunch and wear sturdy shoes. Call 381-5651 for details.
Grab your lawn chairs and enjoy an evening with the free movie “Moana” at 8 p.m. May 21 on the Events Plaza Lawn at the Village of Baytowne Wharf.
• June 4: Frozen
• June 11: Secret Life of Pets
• June 18: The BFG
• June 25: The Angry Birds Movie
• July 2: Sing
• July 16: Finding Dory
• July 23: Inside Out
• July 30: Wall-E
• Aug. 6: The Incredibles
The REP Theatre
Events for the summer featuring The REP include:
• Pinocchio: Free at 6:30 p.m. May 22-Aug. 14 at the Seaside Amphitheater.
• The Tales of King Arthur: Free at 6:30 p.m. May 24-Aug. 9 on North Barrett Square in Rosemary Beach.
• Adventures in Alys: Free at 10 a.m. May 29-Aug. 9 in Alys Beach.
• Improv Bootcamp: At 2 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, May 30-Aug. 4 at The REP Theatre for ages 5-14. Tickets $25
• Awkward Oxen Late Nite Improv Comedy: at 10 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday May 30-Aug. 10 at The REP Theatre for ages 13 and up. Tickets $10 or 2 for $15.
• Illusionist Jeanette Andrews at 8 p.m. Tuesdays and 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Thursdays May 30-July 13 at The REP Theatre. Tickets are $25/adults and $15/students age 10 and up.
• Awkward Oxen Improv Hour: free at 10 a.m. Thursdays June 1-Aug. 10 at the Alys Beach Amphitheater for all ages.
• Magic Workshop with Jeanette Andrews: At 2 p.m. Fridays for ages 5-7 and 3 p.m. Fridays for ages 8-14 June 2-July 14 at The REP Theatre. Tickets are $25.
• Stories by the Sea: Free at 4 p.m. Monday through Friday June 5-Aug. 18 in Solomon Square in Sea-side for all ages.
Here Comes the Sun
Bring your chairs and blankets and enjoy an evening of music with Like Totally Awesome 80’s at 7 p.m. May 22 on East Long Green in Rosemary Beach.
• May 29: Dancing Queen-Tribute to ABBA
• June 5: One Hit Wonders
•June 12: British Invasion (Beatles, Stones)
• June 19: Emerald Coast Blues Brothers
• June 26: The Hep Cats (50’s & 60’s)
• July 3: Clark Barrios & the Rosemary Beach Big Band (Swing & Jive)
• July 10: Dancing Queen-Tribute to ABBA
• July 17: The Krickets
• July 24: British Invasion (Beatles, Stones)
• July 31: Like Totally Awesome 80’s!
• Aug. 7: Forrest Williams Band
A public hearing on the medical marijuana ordinance will be held at 9 a.m. May 23 at the Walton County Courthouse, 571 U.S. Highway 90 East in DeFuniak Springs.
Barks, Baubles & Brews benefits Alaqua Animal Refuge with a fun day from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. May 23 at The Market Shops in Sandestin with fashion and jewelry designer trunk shows. From 3-6 p.m., enjoy Yappy Hour with Alaqua animals and from 5-7 p.m. there will be brewery and eatery tastings and live music by Continuum with a $5/person donation at door.
Art on the Green
Enjoy a variety of different art forms from 3-6 p.m. Tuesdays May 23 through Aug. 8 on Western Green in Rosemary Beach. Create a colorful sand art keepsake, spin art masterpiece or let artists transform your hair into a live canvas. Plus music and karaoke too.
Fitness on the Lawn
The Market Shops at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort will host free, fitness classes on the lawn from 9-10 a.m. weekdays through July 31. The classes are free to attend and open to individuals of all fitness levels. Classes include Pilates Stretch with Essential Oils by Susan Authement Dunnam, Pure Barre, Tabata Circuit with Scott Lassiter, Core Pilates with Lisa Turpin and Unique Flowing Fitness with Andi. No pre-registration is required; bring a mat.
Pop & Shop Concert Series
Sip, shop and shimmy to the tunes of Continuum during the concert se-ries from 5-7 p.m. May 23 throughout the center at The Market Shops at the entrance to Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort.
May 30: Kyle LaMonica
June 6: Casey Kearney
June 13: Kyle LaMonica
June 20: Hugh Mitchell & The High Tide
June 27: Luke Langford
July 4: The Graytones
July 11: Hugh Mitchell & The High Tide
July 18: Boukou Groove
July 25: Casey Kearney
Aug. 15: Boukou Groove
The Northwest Florida Chapter of FPRA will meet at 11:30 a.m. May 23 at Old Florida Fish House. The topic will be Amplify Your Voice Through Advocacy Engagement. To learn more, visit nwfcoastfpra.org.
Wednesday Night Concert Series
Bring your chairs and blankets and enjoy a free concert under the stars with Chris Alvarado from 7-9 p.m. May 24 in the Events Plaza in Baytowne Wharf.
• May 31: Moon Lagoons
• June 7: Continuum
• June 14: Heritage
• June 21: Stephen Simmons
• June 28: Donnie Sundal
• July 5: Geoff McBride
• July 12: Forrest McBride
• July 19: Lauren St. Jane
• July 26: Heather Gillis Band
• Aug. 2: The Blenders
• Aug. 9: Chris Alvarado
• Aug. 16: JP Soars and the Red Hots
Aug. 23: Continuum
• Aug. 30: Donnie Sundal
Music on the Green
30Avenue in Inlet Beach will have live music from 6-9 p.m. May 25 with Cadillac Willy. The event is free and open to the public.
Concerts in the Village
Enjoy the music of Alter Eagles at the 22nd annual Concerts in the Village at 7 p.m. May 25 at the Mattie Kelly Cultural Arts Village, 4323 Commons Drive West in Destin. Doors open at 6 p.m. Admission is $15/adults; children (12 and under) and MKAF members are free. Age 17 and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
• June 1: The Embers featuring Craig Woolard
• June 8: The Maxx
• June 15: Tyler Kinchen and the Right Pieces
• June 22: Triggerproof
• June 29: The Joe Band — Joe Cocker Tribute
• Sept. 3: Make Me Smile — Chicago Tribute Band
• Sept. 14: Heritage
• Sept. 21: Luke Langford & 331 South
• Sept. 28: Déjà vu
• Oct. 5: Swingtown, a Steve Miller Tribute Band
Wag the Flag
Dog-Harmony and Grand Boulevard host Wag the Flag from 5-7 p.m. May 25. No charge. Bring your furry friend and help kickoff Memorial Weekend in Grand Park with American flags, a bone-shaped pool of treats and complimentary refreshments.
“The Art of George Rodrigue” presentation by Mrs. George (Wendy) Rodrigue will be at 6 p.m. May 25 in the Rosemary Beach Town Hall. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Wendy Rodrigue will also sign copies of her book, The Other Side of the Painting. Books will be available for purchase at the free event and a cash bar will be provided by Edward’s Fine Food And Wine until 6:15 p.m.
Opening, Wine Reception and Unveiling take place at 4 p.m. May 26 in the Rosemary Beach Town Hall Courtyard. Reception provided by Restaurant Paradis. Meet some of the artists and enjoy a self-guided tour of the exhibition.
Memorial Day Weekend Celebration
Kick off your summer during a free Memorial Day Celebration May 27-29 at The Village of Baytowne Wharf. Enjoy live music on Saturday and Sunday from 7-9 p.m. with kids’ activities, live music, and a patriotic fireworks show on Sunday evening. Monday the Sandestin Veterans present a Memorial Day program in honor of our veterans.
Sunday Night Concerts
Gulf Place on 30A at Santa Rosa Beach presents a free summer concert se-ries with Emerald Gold Band from 5-8 p.m. May 28 in the Amphitheater, Scenic Hwy. 30-A and Hwy. 393. Bring chairs and blankets. Call 267-8458 or visit www.gulfplacefl.com.
• June 4: New Earth Army
• June 11: Post Pluto
• June 18: Purple Monkey
• June 25: Luke Langford & 331 South
• July 2: Still Standing, a tribute to Elton John
• July 9: Déjà vu
• July 16: Continuum
• July 23: Kane and the Saints
• July 30: Wildlife Specials
• Aug. 6: Casey Kearney
• Aug. 13: The Moon Lagoons
• Aug. 20:Waterzedge
• Aug. 27: Rust and Gold
• Sept. 3: Kickstand Jenny
Sinfonia Goes Pops
Enjoy the orchestral sounds of Sinfonia Gulf Coast under the palm trees in the Alys Beach Amphitheatre at 7:30 p.m. May 28. Food and beverage available for purchase. Free and open to the public.
Groovin' On The Green
The Carillon Beach Institute presents a free concert with The Rowdies from 7-9 p.m. May 28 at the Village Green. Food and beverage vendors will be on site.
June 5: The Mighty Hurricanes
June 12: Reasonable Doubt
June 19: Raised on the Radio
June 26: Legacy
July 4: Sonic Boom
July 10: Ebb Tyed
July 17: Tony Vegas Band
July 24: Tropic Sands
July 31: Latitude 29
Aug. 7: Raised on the Radio
Aug. 14: Reasonable Doubt
Aug. 21: The Mighty Hurricanes
Aug. 28: Ebb Tyed
Sept. 3: The Rowdies
Alys Beach Summer Concerts
Bring a blanket or chair to enjoy the music of The Currys from 7-9 p.m. May 31 at the Alys Beach amphitheatre. Food and drink available for purchase at Henry’s Pizza Truck.
• June 7: The Scratchtones
• June 14: Beach Mice
• June 21: Continuum
• June 28: Geoff McBride
• July 12: Bo Spring Band
• July 19: Cadillac Willy
• July 26: The Boiled Peanuts
• Aug. 2: Boukou Groove
• Aug. 9: Heritage
At 8 p.m. on Thursday nights from June 1-Aug. 3, the Emerald Coast Theatre Company presents a free fun-for-all-ages adaptation of William Shakespeare’s “Taming of the Shrew.” Abrakadoodle offers pre-show children’s activities from 7-8 p.m. Bring your own chair or blanket.
First Friday Art Walk
From 4-7 p.m. June 2 through Oct. 6, the Artists at Gulf Place and Gordie Hinds will host the Gulf Place First Friday Art Walk in conjunction with the Artists of 30A First Friday Art Walk. Participating South Walton art galleries stay open late to display their art the first Friday of every month in Santa Rosa Beach. Enjoy wine and cheese, live music and The Battle of the Brushes — one inspiration, two hours to paint, three artists.
Alfonso Academy will host their annual dance concert, Soul to Sole, at 5 p.m. June 3 in the Linkside Exhibit Hall at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. Students will be showcased and the award-winning pre-professional dance company, New Light Dance Project, will perform.
Ballet at Twilight
The Northwest Florida Ballet presents a free evening of classical ballet and contemporary dance featuring international guest artists at 7:30 p.m. June 25 in Grand Park at Grand Boulevard. Bring a chair or blanket.
Throwback Thursday Cinema
Enjoy the free family friendly movie "Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory" at 7 p.m. p.m. Aug. 31 on the Events Plaza Lawn at the Village of Baytowne Wharf.
• Sept. 28: Mary Poppins
• Oct. 26: Hocus Pocus
Check in at the Topsail Hill Preserve State Park camp store between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturdays for the challenge package. When completed, return to camp store for a treat.
Chef Kevin Korman will offer guests an inventive chef's tasting menu each Friday night at Roselie Dining & Seafood Bar in Inlet Beach. This limited edition dinner will consist of an eight-course menu featuring seasonal farm-to-fork items crafted in Korman’s inventive style for $89 with an additional $45 wine pairing option. Only eight guests will be invited to this special dinner each week, so be sure to make a reservation to reserve a seat. Call 909-0400.
Sunday Pickin' at The Bay
The Bay Restaurant, on the Choctawhatchee Bay at the southern foot of the 331 bridge, will host Sunday Pickin' at The Bay every Sunday while the weather is nice. Local musician Mike Whitty and friends will get together in the garden at The Bay for a jam session. All local musicians are invited to come and join in. Happy Hour is from 4-6 p.m.
Movie Night at The Hub
It's double movie night with free movies at 6 p.m. Wednesdays at The Hub on Scenic 30A at WaterSound Beach. Shown on the Jumbotron on the events stage.
Dog-Harmony Inc. and Operation Spay Bay will offer spay/neuter services for pets in the Santa Rosa Beach and Destin community. On the first Monday of each month, Dog-Harmony will transport dogs and cats to Panama City where they may be spayed or neutered at a reduced cost and returned to Dog-Harmony to be reunited with their owners. The transportation is offered at no fee by Dog-Harmony; all you have to do is make an appointment one week in advance and bring your pet to Dog-Harmony in Santa Rosa Beach.
Geocache Around Topsail
Explore Topsail Hill Preserve State Park with a special 10 station geocache program from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays. Check in at the camp store for your coordinates. Upon completion, return to the camp store for a prize.
Worship at the beach with Hope Lutheran Church from 8-9 a.m. at Ed Walline Regional Beach Access across on Scenic Hwy. 30A in Santa Rosa Beach. Bring a towel, chair, or stand on the boardwalk. Call 267-0322.
30A Farmers’ Market
Walk through the park like setting with shade trees, a fountain, cobblestone walkways and visit friendly farmers, makers and bakers from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sundays year round at 12805 US Hwy. 98 E in Inlet Beach. Find fresh vegetables, fruits, eggs, honey, cheese, sauces, beef, chicken, ready-to-eat-foods and more at the new location.
Emerald Coast Farmers' Market
Fresh from the farm produce, dairy, honey, eggs, grass-fed beef, beef jerky, pork products and sausages; fresh local seafood, crab cakes, tuna and shrimp dips; homemade pita, hummus, salsa's, guacamole, jams, preserves, pickled veggies, cheeses, homemade pastas and sauces, and artisan breads and desserts are for sale at Seascape Resort, 100 Seascape Drive in Miramar Beach, from 1-6 Tuesdays year round and 12-6 p.m. Memorial Day through Labor Day.
Grand Boulevard Farmers’ Market
The market will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday in Grand Park in Miramar Beach 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. Market is held on Wednesdays from Memorial Day through Labor Day.
Seaside Farmers Market
Get your pick of fresh produce, baked goods, dairy products, native plants and other unique offerings Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Amphitheatre behind Raw & Juicy. Enjoy special cooking demos and activities.