All area codes are 850 unless specified.

Book sale

The Friends of the Walton/DeFuniak Springs Library will hold a book sale from 8:30 a.m. to noon May 18 at the Walton County Fairgrounds, 790 State Rte 83 North In DeFuniak Springs. Thousands of books — fiction and non-fiction, hardback and paperback — subject will be available. Pack as many books as possible into a plastic grocery bag for just $2. Bags will be provided for your convenience. Proceeds will be used to provide new books and other materials not currently covered by the library budget. Call 859-0215.

Tour of Homes

The inaugural South Walton Tour of Homes to benefit Alaqua Animal Refuge will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 18. Eight distinct and diverse homes and condos, from Miramar Beach to Rosemary Beach, will be featured on the tour. Tickets are $25/advance and $30/day and can be purchased online and at various local businesses. Email, or call 420-0634.

Locals Last Stand Party

Bring a chair, cooler, umbrella, hat and/or sunscreen for a day of music and fun at 30A Day: Locals Last Stand Party from 12-6 p.m. May 18 at NatureWalk at Seagrove, 780 Sandgrass Blvd. in Santa Rosa Beach. Performers include Dread Clampitt froam12-2 p.m.; Forrest Williams from 2-4 p.m.; and Cadillac Willy from 4-6 p.m. A shrimp boil will take place from 12-2 p.m. Food trucks will also be available.

Delta Delta Delta

The Emerald Coast Alumni Chapter of Delta Delta Delta will hold a Pansy Breakfast on May 18 in Judy LaMarche's condo party room. RSVP at 654-5008 or email

Biophilia Center

Hike one of the several trails and see the native flora and fauna of the Longleaf Pine Ecosystem May 18 at the E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center. The guided hikes will include wildlife and habitat identification and is driven by the group's interests. Comfortable footwear, drinking water, and insect repellant is recommended. Standard admission rates apply. Call 835-1824. 

Music recital

Studio 237 School of Music will host a Student Recital from 3-4 p.m. May 18 at Seagrove Baptist Church, 4915 E County Highway 30A in  Santa Rosa Beach.  More than over 20 students perform prepared pieces on piano, guitar, and voice. A reception follows. Admission is free. Call 231-3199.  

Jazz on the Lawn

Grab a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy Jazz on the Lawn with Last Flite Out at 5 p.m. May 18 in the Seaside Amphitheater on County Road 30A. Call 231-6107.

Adventure Club

• May 18: Bike ride in Valparaiso at 10 a.m.  Meet at the strip mall at the intersection of John Sims Parkway and Hwy. 85.  Lunch at nearby restaurant.  Call 897-6756.

• May 18: Bike ride a 10 a.m. in the Gulf Shores area of Alabama on the Hugh S Branyon Backcountry Trail in Gulf State Park. Call 581-4591.

• May 21: Bike ride on Pensacola Beach at 4:30 p.m. and enjoy the free Bands on the Beach Concert after the ride. Bring a picnic supper and folding chair for the concert.  Call 581-4591.

• May 23: Bike ride in Destin in the Regatta Bay area at 3 p.m.  Meet at the Destin Commons Shopping Complex in the parking area near Belk’s. Supper at nearby restaurant.  Call 301-9452.

Pandora’s Spring Music

Pandora’s Steakhouse of Grayton Beach presents Owsley Bros. & DJ Michael Disciple at 9 p.m. May 18. Free and open to all guests at least 21 years of age. 

• May 19: Red Rocket & the Special Needs

• May 21: Zack Rosicka Project

• May 22: Forrest Williams Band

• May 23: Dread Clampitt

• May 24: Cadillac Willy

• May 25: Forrest Williams Band

• May 26: Blue Ribbon Healers

• May 28: Saluda

• May 29: Forrest Williams Band

• May 31: Call the Law

Topsail tours

Topsail Hill Preserve State Park in Santa Rosa Beach will hold the following tours. Programs require a $6 entry admission, except Breakfast with a Ranger. Outside tours are cancelled during severe weather. Call 267-8330.

• Breakfast with a Ranger at 9 a.m. May 11 to learn about the park, its history and wildlife. To cover the cost of food, please bring $5, which goes to Friends of Topsail Hill Preserve State Park to enhance the park, or bring your own breakfast.

• Topsail Hill Preserve State Park Rangers will lead a nature walk to see the various ecosystems that make the park unique at 3 p.m. May 18.

• Learn about surf fishing, types of bait to use and fish that can be caught at 10 a.m. May 21.

• Learn about the habitat and behavior characteristics of the Choctawhatchee Beach Mouse at 1 p.m. May 25.

• Ranger Fred hosts campfire chats at 6 p.m. every Tuesday in the amphitheater.

• Learn about the park, games, crafts, and outdoor activities at Kids Club from 10-11:30 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays through June 24.

Music at Vue on 30a

Vue on 30a, 4801 West County Highway 30A in Santa Rosa Beach, presents Ben Friedman from 8-11 p.m. May 19. Music from 6:30-9:30 p.m., unless noted. Call 267-1240 or visit

• May 23: Kyle Lamonica

• May 25: Geoffrey McBride, 8-11 p.m.

• May 26: Ben Friedman

• May 30: Kyle Lamonica

• June 6: Geoffrey McBride

• June 8: Ben Friedman, 8-11 p.m.

• June 9: Geoffrey McBride

• June 13: Kyle Lamonica

• June 16: Ben Friedman

• June 20: Kyle Lamonica

• June 23: Hope Cassidy, 8-11 p.m.

• July 6: Geoffrey McBride, 8-11 p.m.

• July 21: Geoffrey McBride

• July 28: Hope Cassidy

Healthy Meals in a Snap

Learn how to make quick and healthy meals without breaking your budget from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Walton County Health Department, 362 Hwy. 83 in DeFuniak Springs. Event is free, but registration required at 892-8172 or Classes include:

• May 20: Sizzling stir fry

• May 27: No class

• June 3:  Quick and easy casserole

• June 10: Mexican fiesta

• June 17: Super-packed salads

• June 24: Perfect pizza party

Tail Waggin’ Tutors

Beginner and novice readers can practice reading while enjoying the company of a trained, certified canine friend during “Tail Waggin’ Tutors," a new children's reading program under the tutelage of dog handler Nancy Bown, from 3:30-5 p.m. May 20 at the Coastal Branch Library in Santa Rosa Beach. This program is free with limited seating. Register at 267-2809.

Seniors seminar

Mainstay Financial Group will present “Extended Healthcare – How will you pay for it?” at 10 a.m. May 20 in the Suite 3 Resource Center conference room at Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast. Key topics will include Long Term Care Insurance and Partnership Medicaid/LTC Plans. To register for this free seminar, call 278-3600 or visit

30A Farmers Market

The 30A Farmers Market takes place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Thursday and Sunday through Aug. 29 in Barrett Square at Rosemary Beach. Community event features fresh vegetables, fruits, eggs, honey, cheese, preserves, sauces, bread, sweets, prepared foods to go and more.

Stories By The Sea

Join the Seaside Rep as they present a one-of-a-kind storytelling experience for children of all ages at 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at Lyceum Archway in Seaside.

Wednesday Night Concert Series

The Village of Baytowne Wharf presents Dirty Bourbon River Show from 7-9 p.m. May 22 in the Events Plaza. Call 267-8186.

• May 29: Soul Track Mind

Benefit cruise

A sunset cruise on the Solaris to benefit Billy Gray Ministries departs at 6 p.m. May 22 at Baytowne Marina. Board at 5:45 p.m. Attire is resort casual. Cost is $100/person and includes dinner and entertainment, featuring David Seering and a surprise guest. Order tickets at 267-3311 or

Restore Act Committee

The Walton County Local Restore Act Committee will meet at 5 p.m. May 22 at the Walton County Coastal Branch Library, 437 Greenway Trail in Santa Rosa Beach.

National Egg Month

May is National Egg Month and to celebrate, Another Broken Egg Cafés will offer guests the chance to win a $50 gift card by guessing the number of eggs used at your favorite neighborhood location during the month of May. To enter visit the Facebook page,, and enter the location you are guessing for.

Americana Under the Stars

Rebekah Pulley performs at 6 p.m. May 23 at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park for the concert series, Americana Under the Stars.

• May 30: Bob Patterson

• June 6: James Hawkins

• June 13: Lucky Mud

• June 20: Kelly Hundley

• June 27: Jackson Creek/ Dunn Deal

• July 4: Lucky Mud

• July 11: Brian Smalley

Concerts in the Village

The Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation’s 18th Annual Concerts in the Village presents China Grove, a Tribute Band to the Doobie Brothers, at 7 p.m. May 23 at the Mattie Kelly Cultural Arts Village Dugas Pavilion in Destin. Admission is $8/adult and children under 12 and MKAF members are free. Call 650-2226.

Scheduled performers include:

• May 23: China Grove, a Tribute Band to the Doobie Brothers

• May 30: Déjà Vu

• June 6: The Mike Veal Band

• June 13: The Craig Woolard Band

• June 20:  Heritage

• June 27: Alter Eagles, A Tribute Band to The Eagles

• July 3: David Seering, An American Patriotic Tribute

Economic Development Alliance

The Walton County Economic Development Alliance will hold its monthly board meeting at noon May 23 in the Walton County Administration Conference room, 76 North 6th Street in DeFuniak Springs.

World’s Greatest Baby Shower

The Healthy Start 2013 World’s Greatest Baby Shower for Okaloosa and Walton counties begins at 5:30 p.m. May 23 at the Emerald Coast Convention Center on Okaloosa Island. All pregnant women and new parents, who have had a baby in the last 3 months, are invited for fun, information, light snacks, and baby shower prizes. Local service providers and businesses will provide information on prenatal health, well baby care, parenting, infant health and safety, immunizations and much more.  Admission is free.  Call 833-9284.  

Walton County Patriots

The Walton County Patriots will meet at 6 p.m. May 23 at the Life Enrichment Senior Center, 312 College Ave. in DeFuniak Springs. Tom Baker, housing director for Walton County, will be the guest speaker. Call 951-8849.

Kids' Rock the Block

Bring the family for a free night of fun at the Kids’ Rock the Block party from 6-8 p.m. May 28, July 16 and Aug. 31 on the Western Green in Rosemary Beach. Moonwalks, face painting, airbrush tattoos, arts and crafts, hula hoops, bubble machine and more top the list of fun.

Meals on the Run

Learn tips and tricks to make quick, easy, budget-friendly meals in the crockpot, skillet and microwave from 6-8 p.m. May 28 at the Walton County Extension Office, 732 N. 9th St. in DeFuniak Springs. Cost is $7. Register no later that one week before at 892-8172.

Art exhibition

The Cultural Arts Alliance "Top of the Class" exhibition will be on display at Northwest Florida State College-South Walton Campus through May 30 and features 35 new, original works by local artists. The event is open to the public from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call 622-5970.

Moonlight & Movies

Bring a blanket and enjoy a family movie under the stars at 8:15 p.m. May 30 on the Western Green in Rosemary Beach (Town Hall if raining).

• June 6: Brave (PG)

• June 13: The Odd Life Of Timothy Green (PG)

• June 20: Madagascar3 (PG)

• June 27: Beverly HillsChihuahua (G)

• July 11: Rise Of The Guardians (PG)

• July 18: Mirror Mirror (PG)

• July 25: Wreck It Ralph (PG)

• Aug. 1: Here Comes The Boom (PG)

• Aug. 8: Escape From Planet Earth (PG)

• Aug. 15: Oz The Great And Powerful (PG)

Funky Blues Shack

Soul Track Mind will perform May 30 and 31 at Funky Blues Shack in Baytowne Village. 

Art exhibits

The Arts and Design Society, Inc. of Fort Walton Beach presents its 21st regional juried exhibition through May 31 in the McIlroy Gallery at the Mattie Kelly Fine & Performing Arts Center at Northwest Florida State College in Niceville.


Groovin’ On The Green

Free concerts, sponsored by The Carillon Beach Institute, will be held from 7-9 p.m. in Carillon Beach. Scheduled performers include:

• June 3: Latitude 29

• June 10: Tidewater

• June 17: Saluda

• June 24: Jones & Company

• July 4: Rowdies

• July 8: Sin Wagon

•July 15: Barbwire

• July 22: Beach Mice

• July 29: Ebb Tyed

• Aug. 5: Tony Vegas

• Aug. 12: Cabo Rock

• Aug. 19: Legacy

• Aug. 26: Emerald Gold

• Sept. 1: Rowdies

Walk Her Way

Men, women and children of all ages will don high heels for the Second annual Walk Her Way at 6 p.m. June 7 at Rosemary Beach’s Town Center. This strut aims to raise awareness of domestic violence and will benefit Shelter House. Decorate your shoes to reflect your style and personality. Team registrations are encouraged, and awards will be given for the team that raises the most money as well as those that have the best theme and best costumes. Stick around for the after-party and free public concert featuring The Forrest Williams Band. Advance registration is $30/adults and $10/children under 12 and includes a T-shirt. Registration the day of the walk will be an additional $5 per person from 5-6 p.m. Register at

CPR and Water Safety classes

WaltonCounty residents can take CPR and water safety classes from 9 a.m. to noon June 17 at the Walton County Health Department in DeFuniak Springs and April 26, May 31 and June 14 in Santa Rosa Beach. To register, call 892-8040, ext. 1144.

Starlight Ballet

The Northwest Florida Ballet presents the Starlight Ballet at 8 p.m. June 23 on St. Augustine Green in Rosemary Beach. On-lawn seating for the free event.


 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.

Yoga Express

In celebration of the 30A Songwriters Fest, yoga classes will be offered at 9 and 11:30 a.m. Saturday and 10:30 a.m. Sundays at The Studio in Seaside.  The drop in rate is $15; mats and towels are available.

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 from 4-9 p.m. every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. 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.


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, 3422 U.S. 98 W 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.

Seaside Farmers Market

Get your pick of fresh produce, baked goods, dairy products, native plants and other unique offerings during Market on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Amphitheatre behind Raw & Juicy. Enjoy special cooking demos and activities.

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

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 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.