All area codes are 850 unless specified.


Saturday, Sept. 22


Biophilia Center

Learn the importance of gopher tortoises with Turtle-Bob Walker at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center. Classes are free with price of admission. Call 835-1824.


Choctawhatchee Audubon Society

Field trip to Baldwin County Sod Farms in search of fall migrants. Bring sunscreen, water, hat, insect repellent, and lunch money. Meet at 7 a.m. at Uptown Station or at 7:30 a.m. at the Navarre Butterfly House. Call 582-7064.


Kelsey Anna

Louis Louis, 35 Musset Bayou Road in Santa Rosa Beach, presents the music of Kelsey Anna from 7-9 p.m.  Call 267-1500.


Seaside Farmers Market

Get your pick of fresh produce, baked goods, dairy products, native plants and other unique from 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays in the Amphitheatre behind Raw & Juicy. Enjoy special cooking demos and activities.


Sunday, Sept. 23


Sunday brunch

Listen to music to make you smile, from local favorites The Steenos, show your support for H.E.A.R.T Animal Rescue while they pour Mimosas for donations and enjoy brunch from Chef Colin Smith from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Hibiscus Coffee & Guesthouse, 85 Defuniak St. in Grayton Beach. Call 231-2733.


Scott Rockwood

Enjoy the music of Scott Rockwood at 9:30 p.m. at Graffiti & The Funky Blues Shack, 109 Cannery Lane in the Village of Baytowne Wharf. Call 424-6650.


Marie's Bistro

Singer/guitarist Bill Evett performs from 6-10 p.m. Fridays with DJ Shane beginning at 10 p.m. at Marie’s Bistro on 30A in Blue Mountain Beach. Karaoke takes center stage on Wednesdays; Kelsey Anna performs from 7-10 p.m. Thursdays; and Redd Sings from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Tuesdays with DJ Shane beginning at 10 p.m. Shag Music & Dance Class is held from 5-7 p.m. Sundays with Ben Friedman from 7-10 p.m.


Low Country Boil

723 Whiskey Bravo, 3031 E. County Hwy. 30-A in the heart of Old Seagrove, offers a Low Country Shrimp Boil with boiled shrimp or crawfish and all the fixin’s plus live music from 3-7 p.m.  Call 213-0015.


Monday, Sept. 24


Open Mic Night

It’s open mic night at 8 p.m. at Graffiti & The Funky Blues Shack, 109 Cannery Lane in Baytowne Wharf. Call 424-6650.


Art exhibit

The Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County's A+ Art Committee presents "One Man Show" by Dr. Walt Foegelle through Oct. 10 at the Northwest Florida State College South Walton Campus.


Rudy Applewhite

Tommy Bahama’s Restaurant & Bar, 525 Grand Blvd. in Sandestin, presents Rudy Applewhite from 4-9 p.m. every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. Call 654-1743,


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.


 Pajama Time Story Time

Join storyteller Ms. Cheryl at 6 p.m. 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.


Prime Time

Openings are still available in a variety of non-credit personal enrichment classes offered by the PRIME Time program at Northwest Florida State College. Individuals may enroll at all seven NWFSC locations. The majority of courses are held at the college’s Niceville campus and South Walton Center. The PRIME Time schedule of classes and information is available at or call the NWFSC Continuing Education Department at 729-6084. Open to adults of any age, PRIME Time non-credit classes range from $5 to $75.


Tuesday, Sept. 25



Emerald Coast Public Relations Organization will meet at 11:30 a.m. at Angler’s Beachside Grill on Okaloosa Island. Kevin Almodovar, co-owner of Revive Media Services in Fort Walton Beach, will be guest speaker. Cost is $15/members, $20/non-members, $10/full-time students and $5/attend without eating. Call 543-1772 or email


Dannica Lowery

Dannica Lowery performs live from 6-9 p.m. at Shorty’s Surfside Bar, 63 Hotz Ave. in Grayton Beach. Call 468-0417.


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


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.


Wednesday, Sept. 26


Citizen Academy

Citizen Academy will meet at 6 p.m. in room 119 at South Walton Center, 109 Greenway Trail in Santa Rosa Beach. Call 200-4160.


Wednesday Night Concert Series

The Village of Baytowne Wharf presents a free concert with The Designated Decoys from 6-8 p.m. in the Events Plaza. Call 267-8186.


Shop for a Job

Silver Sands Factory Stores will host “Shop for a Job” from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Many designer companies are currently hiring, from part-time sales and stock associates to full-time managers.  Complete a profile sheet at Shopper Services. Call 654-9771.



Arbor Wealth Management, LLC, a “Fee-Only” Registered Investment Advisory Firm, will host an Income Generation Seminar at 10 a.m. in the Arbor Wealth Conference Room. Strategies are most appropriate for investors with $250,000 or more of investable assets.  Refreshments will be served.  Call 608-6121 to reserve seating. 


Computer class

Register now for the PRIME Time Computers I classes beginning from 10 a.m. to noon at NWF State College, South Walton Center. This class is for beginners with little or no computer experience. Open to adults of all ages, geared toward retirees. Registration fee $50. Call 200-4160.


Designer Beach House

During the Coastal Living Ultimate Designer Beach House tour a home at 194 W. Kingston Road in Rosemary Beach through Oct. 7. Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $15.


Thursday, Sept. 27


Bone Marrow Registry

Register as a bone marrow donor from 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Grand Boulevard Health and Rehabilitation Center, 138 Sandestin Lane in Sandestin. Those who register will be included in a drawing for Kindle Touch.  Event includes food, raffles and prizes. Call 267-2887.


Tea Party Patriots

The Walton County Tea Party Patriots will meet at 6 p.m. in the Life Enrichment Senior Center on College Avenue in DeFuniak Springs. Special guest speaker will be Scarlett Phaneuf, executive director of the Walton County Economic Development Alliance. The meeting is free and open to the public. Call 520-4229.


Public Forum Series

Learn details of Walton County's diverse ecosystem with guest speaker D. Bruce Means, PhD, president and executive director Coastal Plains Institute and Land Conservancy, at the South Walton Community Council’s 2012 Public Forum Series at 7 p.m. at the Walton County Coastal Branch Library. The event is free.


Seaside Rep

The Seaside Rep presents Den of Thieves at 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday at the Seaside Meeting Hall Theatre. Tickets are $25 at


Rotary Club of South Walton

The Rotary Club of South Walton meets for breakfast at 7:30 a.m. at the Embassy Suites, Scenic Hwy. 98 in Miramar Beach. Visiting Rotarians and their guests are welcome. Call 267-2929.


Thursday thread therapy

Needlers, knitters, crocheters and others come for free therapy from 4-6 p.m. on the porch at Yards N Yarn, 3770 Co. Hwy. 3280 in Freeport. Call 880-6404.


Fusion fitness class

Hope Lutheran Church, 3422 U.S. 98 W in Santa Rosa Beach, will offer a fusion fitness class at 9 a.m. Attendees may bring a mat, towel, water and light hand weights.  Suggested donation is $5. Call 267-0322.


Friday, Sept. 28


Pale Blue Dot

Enjoy the music of Pale Blue Dot at 8 p.m. at Pandora’s, 63 Defuniak St. in Grayton Beach. Call 231-4102.


The Latest

Enjoy the music of The Latest at Graffiti & The Funky Blues Shack, 109 Cannery Lane at Baytowne Wharf. Call 424-6650.



The 18th annual Oktoberfest, with live music, entertainment for adults and children, arts and crafts, soft drinks, bratwurst, hotdogs, baked chicken and beer, will be held from 5-10 p.m. at Market Place near Winn-Dixie on Hwy. 20 in Niceville. Free admission.


Boat show

The Emerald Coast Boat Show will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 28-30 at the Emerald Coast Convention Center on Okaloosa Island. Adult admission is $5 and kids under 16 and parking are always free.


Saturday, Sept. 29


Music Fest

Share the Shelter Music Fest will be held from 12-10 p.m. at Gulf Place on the corner of 30-A and Hwy. 393 in Santa Rosa Beach. This celebration features musical talent, merchandise vendors, and a doggie play area. The profits from the event will go the Shelter House and Alaqua Animal Refuge.


Walk to End Alzheimer’s

 Crystal Bay and Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort will host the Walk to End Alzheimer’s benefiting the Alzheimer’s Association at 10 a.m. at Baytowne Marina, Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, 9300 Emerald Coast Parkway in Miramar Beach. Registration begins at 9 a.m. For more information about the walk or donations, call 267-1600.


Biophilia Center

Meet Smokey the Bear and the Walton County Fire Rangers as they talk about good vs. bad fires at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center. Classes are free with price of admission. Call 835-1824.


The Red Bar Jazz Band

The Red Bar Jazz Band plays almost nightly from 6-11 p.m. at the Red Bar, 70 Hotz Ave. in Grayton Beach, known for its fun and funky Bohemian beach shack vibe. Call 231-1008.