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Yard Sale: The WaterColor Community Yard Sale will be hosted from 9 a.m. to noon April 21 at Cerulean Park, just north of 30A in Wa-terColor.
Vettes at the Village: Vroom, vroom! Corvette clubs bring “America’s Sports Car” to the Events Plaza at Baytowne Wharf from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 21.
Beach Cleanup: Topsail Hill Preserve State Park will hold a Beach Cleanup from 9:15-11:30 a.m. April 21. To register as a beach cleanup volunteer, call 267-8330 and provide your name, email address, phone number and number of people coming. Volunteers need to bring hat, sunscreen and water bottle and dress appropriately for the weather. Gloves, trash bags and buckets will be provided.
Sandy Wheels Beach Day: South Walton/Okaloosa Beach Safety and Fire Rescue and Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast Rehabilitation staff and volunteers will assist persons with disabilities onto the beach via beach wheelchairs for a fun and relaxing day during the Second Annual Sandy Wheels Beach Day from 12-4 p.m. April 21 at the Ed Walline Public Beach Access, 4447 W County Hwy. 30A in Santa Rosa Beach. Sponsors are needed to support the beach wheelchairs. To be a sponsor or to donate, visit www.youcaring.com/Sandywheelsbeachday.
YOUth LEADership Conference: UNITED FOR A GOOD CAUSE Inc., in partnership with the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Emerald Coast, will host the Fifth Annual YOUth LEADership Conference from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 21 at the BGCEC’s Youth Center, 923 Denton Blvd. in Fort Walton Beach, for area seventh through 12th graders. Fee is $10 and includes light lunch and conference materials. Scholarships available for students from low-income families.
Embroiderers’ Guild: The Sand Dunes Chapter of Embroiderers' Guild of America will hold a stitch-in from 1:30-4:30 p.m. April 22 in the Religious Education building, Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church, 1200 Valparaiso Blvd. in Niceville. Visitors are welcome. Call 496-3466.
Bonfire on the Beach: The Bay, 24215 S. Hwy. 331 in Santa Rosa Beach, hosts a Wednesday Night Bonfire on the Beach from 6-9 p.m. April 25 with live music by Luke Langford Band.
Wednesday Night Concert Series: Bring your chairs and blankets and enjoy a free concert under the stars with Dream Police at 7 p.m. April 25 in the Events Plaza in Baytowne Wharf.
• May 2: The Graytones
• May 9: Forrest Williams Band
• May 16: J.P. Soars & The Red Hots
• May 23: Chris Alvarado
• May 30: Lauren Saint Jane
• June 6: The Blenders
• June 13: Stephen Simmons
• June 20: Boukou Groove
• June 27: Courtyard Saints
• July 11: Forrest Williams
• July 18: The Rib Bones
Coastal Branch Library: Chess on Mondays is at 4 p.m. for all ages and levels of players; Preschool Story Hour at 10 a.m. Thursdays for sto-ries, crafts and music; Book Lovers Club at 10 a.m. the second Tuesday of the month through May. Call 267-2809 for book titles. The Joy Art Group meets from 9 a.m. to noon Fridays for artists of multiple genres to collaborate and broaden their horizons.
Moonlight Movies & Face Painting: Bring the family for a free fun movie, “Coco,” from 7:30-9 p.m. April 25 under the stars on the Western Green in Rosemary Beach. Face painting begins at 4:30 p.m. Popcorn and hot dogs available from DogManDu. Blankets and lawn chairs are welcome.
Bubbly Baytowne: Sip and shop through the Village streets from 5-7 p.m. April 26 and May 17 at The Village of Baytowne Wharf. Enjoy live music and shopping with the sounds of live music in the Events Plaza. Event is free for 21 and up only. Village open to the public during event.
Concerts in the Village: Enjoy a night under the stars with the Temptation Revue from 7-9 p.m. April 26 at the Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation’s Cultural Arts Village on Commons Drive in Destin. Bring a bottle of wine, a craft beer, snacks and a blanket or chair. Gates open at 6. Tickets are $15/adults and free to MKAF members and children 12 and under and can be purchased at the door.
• May 3: Captain Fantastic 52nd Street & Boogie Fever with music from Rocket Man to the Piano Man and 70's Disco.
• May 10: The Petty Hearts, a nationally touring Tom Petty tribute band celebrates the life and musical legacy of his 40-year career in rock and roll.
• May 17: The Return is a Beatles Tribute that captures the very essence of the Beatles themselves.
• May 24: Velcro Pygmies are known for delivering a nonstop high energy hair metal rock show you won’t soon forget.
• May 31: Purple Masquerade, a Tribute to Prince, brings back the pop/funk sounds of Prince and The Revolution.
• June 7: Walter Wolfman Washington, a mainstay on the New Orleans music scene, brings heartfelt rhythm and blues, New Orleans funk and modern jazz to the area.
• June 14: Gloria’s Miami Sound with Nikki Torres is a tribute to Gloria Estefan & The Miami Sound Machine with their Rhythm is Gonna Get You on Your Feet in 1, 2, 3.
• June 21: M-80’s present the best music from the 80’s with their high energy and great stage presence.
• June 28: The Maxx, back by popular demand, has energetic choreography and eclectic sound with classic oldies and today’s pop music.
• Sept. 13: Emerald Gold's music, fast or slow, R&B, Motown, classic rock, or blues, is meant to be danced to.
• Sept. 20: Luke Langford & 331 South is a high energy band delivering music with a punch of Texas & Red Dirt, outlaw, classic and modern country.
• Sept. 27: Pickled Pickers play southern rock, blues, R&B, country, and bluegrass ... feel good to the soul kind of tunes.
• Oct. 4: Forrest Williams Band is a singer/songwriter covering a variety of music from soul to blues, a little bit of country and reggae.
• Oct. 11: The Wide Open, a diverse and soulful Americana duo, fuse soulful southern blues and folk with modern roots and Delta Rag Time.
South Walton Beaches Festival: Dozens of celebrity winemakers, distillers, chefs, and entertainers converge in South Walton April 26-29 to wine, dine, educate and entertain guests as part of the celebration of wine benefiting Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation. Throughout the Town Center of Grand Boulevard, attendees enjoy such attractions as Spirits Row, Savor South Walton Culinary Village, Nosh Pavilions, Tasting Seminars, Craft Beer & Spirits Jam, live entertainment and more than 800 wines poured by knowledgeable wine industry insiders. For more information, visit sowalwine.com. For specific events and to purchase tickets visit https://www.xorbia.com/e/sowal-wine/2018/?referral=xt-buy-tix.
The REP: Clarence Bucaro will appear at 7:30 p.m. April 27 at The REP Theatre in Seaside. He aims to tell a story through his lyrics and throughout his 15-year career, he has earned a reputation for his storytelling and open hearted lyrics. Tickets are $25 at www.LoveTheREP.com.
Choctawhatchee Audubon Society: Malcolm Swan leads a bird walk at Veterans Park on Okaloosa Island April 28. Meet at the NE corner of the Convention Center parking lot at 7:30 a.m. Call 210-343-9082 for details.
• May 3: Enjoy a presentation by Tess Miller about the E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center at 6:30 p.m. in room 302 of the Student Services Building 400 at the NWFSC Niceville campus. Learn about its beginnings, mission, and amazing programs. Meet and learn about some of the local native animals. Call 225-252-2760 or email dbaltz@LSU.edu for more information.
• May 5: Birding on Eglin Reservation in search of Red-cockaded Woodpeckers and Bachman’s Sparrow will be led by Malcolm Swan. Must have an Eglin Jackson Guard pass. Meet at the Eglin AFB Armament Museum parking lot at 7 a.m. Call 210-343-9082 for additional information.
Earth Day Festival: Topsail Hill Preserve State Park hosts its annual Earth Day Festival from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 28 in Santa Rosa Beach. Celebrate the Earth and Earth Day with environmental organizations and agencies, nature activities, games, animals, face painting and booths as well as music.
Contractors Connect: Contractors Connect will meet from 5:30-7:30 p.m. May 3 at AJ’s in Grayton Beach. Tickets for the May Meet Up are $10 and include admittance to the event, one free draft beer and light appetizers. Visit www.contractors-connect.com to purchase tickets.
Topsail Talks: The monthly educational discovery series presents Shorebirds by Audubon Society from 10-11 a.m. May 4 at Topsail Hill Pre-serve State Park in Santa Rosa Beach. Learn about the insects and bugs that call the Florida Panhandle home. This program is free with regular park admission. Call 267-8330.
• June 15: Bears by FWCC
• July 20: Prescribed Fires and the Forest by Florida Forest Service
Destin Rotary Crawfish Bash
The Rotary Club of Destin's Sixth Annual Cajun Crawfish Bash will be held from 5:30-9 p.m. May 4 at the Towne Centre at Seascape, Mezcal Mexican Grill, in Miramar Beach. Event proceeds benefit young families in need through Food For Thought, Harvest House, Boys & Girls Club of the Emerald Coast, Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation’s community outreach initiatives and The Rotary Club of Destin Scholarship Fund. Fais Do-Do Band will perform their unique genre of zydeco music. Tickets are now on sale for $30 per person and $10 for children under 12 or free to kids age three and under. Day of event, tickets are $35 per person. Tickets can be purchased at EventBrite or from a Destin Rotarian.
Derby de Mayo: Dress derby-style with a big hat and fancy dress and enjoy a Hot Brown sandwich and Mint Julep OR wear a sombrero for tacos and margaritas on the beach from 12-10 p.m. May 5 at The Bay, at the southern foot of the 331 bridge in Santa Rosa Beach. The Bay chefs will roast a whole pig on the beach and serve up pineapple pork tacos, and at 5:46 p.m. watch the most exciting two minutes in sports. Entertainment includes Sugarcane Jane at 3 p.m. followed by Larry Fleet and Phillip White from Nashville.
Cantina Laredo Cinco de Mayo: Enjoy live music, dancing, lawn games and authentic Mexican food and drinks from 2-10 p.m. May 5 at Grand Park, adjacent to Cantina Laredo, in Grand Boulevard. Open to the public at no charge. Kids can take part in free face painting and arts and crafts. Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy music from Hunter Dawson of Heritage from 2-5 p.m. and The Graytones from 7-10 p.m.
Breakfast Cooked to Order: The first Saturday breakfast will be held from 7-11 a.m. May 5 in the Parish Hall at St. Agatha’s Episcopal Church, 150 Circle Drive in DeFuniak Springs. Cost is $7.25/adults and $4/children under 10. Take-out available. Proceeds benefit the church and its food ministry. The historic church will be open for tours.
Tea Fore Her: Enjoy a silent auction, a few giveaways, tea, lunch and good conversation while raising funds for breast cancer patients in financial need at the fourth annual Tea Fore Her from 1-3 p.m. May 6 at Vue on 30a, 4801 W. County Hwy. 30A in Santa Rosa Beach.. Big hats encouraged. Guest speaker, Teri Fedonczack, is a breast cancer survivor, life coach and curator of powerful women. For tickets, visit fore-her.org.
ArtsQuest Fine Arts Festival: In its 30th year, the ArtsQuest Fine Arts & Music Festival takes place from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. May 12 in the Town Center of Grand Boulevard at Sandestin. Produced by the Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County, ArtsQuest provides an opportunity to view and purchase original art from more than 150 artists from around the country while also experiencing live musical entertainment, ImagiNation (where kids rule), student exhibits and great food and beverage options.
Sunday Cinema: Grab a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy the free movie “COCO” at 7:15 p.m. May 20 on the Events Plaza Lawn at Baytowne Wharf.
• June 3: Minions
• June 10: Emoji Movie
• June 17: Beauty and the Beast
• June 24: Moana
• July 8: Toy Story 3
• July 15: Finding Dory
• July 22: Inside Out
• July 29: Brave
Memorial Day Celebration: Kick off your summer during our Memorial Day Celebration at The Village of Baytowne Wharf. Enjoy live music from 7-9 p.m. May 26 and 27. Kids activities and a patriotic fireworks show also light up on May 27. The Sandestin Veterans present a Memorial Day program in honor of our veterans May 28.
Groovin’ On The Green: The Carillon Beach Institute presents a free concert with The Rowdies from 7-9 p.m. May 27 on the Village Green. Food and beverage vendors will be on site.
June 4: Jeff on Sax
June 11: Nitefire
June 18: Reasonable Doubt
June 25: Tony Vegas
July 4: Sonic Boom
July 9: Daric Freeman
July 16: Jam Kings
July 23: Legacy
July 30: Seminole Wind
Aug. 6: Latitude 29
Aug. 13: Nitefire
Aug. 20: Reasonable Doubt
Aug. 27: True Soul
Sept. 2: Raised on the Radio
Baytowne LIVE: Listen to the musical stylings of local artist Stevie Hall from 7-10 p.m. Tuesdays June 5-July 31 on the Baytowne LIVE stage across from MooLaLa. Event is free.
The Marvelous Manhattan Comedy Club: The Emerald Coast Theatre Company presents The Marvelous Manhattan Comedy Club from 7-11:45 p.m. June 15 at the Emerald Coast Theatre Company, 560 Grand Boulevard, upstairs, in Miramar Beach. Ticket includes big time laughs from national stand up comedians; 1950's all girl musical review and variety show; Swillin' Classic Cocktails and Nostalgic Nosh; Wine and bour-bon tastings; Chef's prepared nibbles and bites; and Chocolate Fondue and Bubbly. For tickets or info visit emeraldcoasttheatre.org
Red, White, and Baytowne: The free Red, White, and Baytowne celebration begins at 6 p.m. July 4 at The Village of Baytowne Wharf with lawn games, inflatables, kids crafts, and face painting. Then enjoy live music on the Events Plaza Stage at 7 p.m. followed by a fireworks display at 9:15 p.m.
Tai Chi Tuesday: Topsail Hill Preserve State Park will host Tai Chi Tuesday the third Tuesday of each month. Seated Tai Chi is 8:30-9:15 a.m. and Standing Tai Chi is 9:30-10:15 a.m. Class fee is $13 and does not include park admission. Call the park store at 267-8333 for more information.
Mommy & Me: Hope Lutheran Church, 3834 U.S. Hwy. 98, has a faith based ministry for moms and their children the first and third Mondays of the month from 9:30-11 a.m. Moms and their children can learn and grow together through music, Bible stories, crafts, snacks, and more. Each class is $5. Call 267-0322, email email@example.com, or visit Facebook page Mommy & Me Faith Based Program.
Family Challenge: 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.
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.
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.
Beach Service: 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. Thursdays 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.