All area codes are 850 unless specified.
Saturday, May 25
Experience a hands-on marine touch tank and learn all about these slimy, sticky, and prickly creatures of the gulf from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 25 at the E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center. Children of all ages will enjoy learning while meeting these marine organisms up-close. Standard admission rates apply. Call 835-1824.
Learn about the habitat and behavior characteristics of the Choctawhatchee Beach Mouse at 1 p.m. at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park in Santa Rosa Beach. Admission $6. Call 267-8330.
Bike ride in the Sandestin Resort/Subdivision. Meet at 10 a.m. at the Bayside Tennis courts near the Baytown Wharf area. Lunch after ride. Call 301-9452.
Music at Vue on 30a
Vue on 30a, 4801 West County Highway 30A in Santa Rosa Beach, presents Geoffrey McBride from 8-11 p.m. Call 267-1240 or visit www.vueon30a.com. Music continues May 26 with Ben Friedman from 6:30-9:30 p.m. and May 30 with Kyle Lamonica from 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Pandora’s Spring Music
Pandora’s Steakhouse of Grayton Beach presents the Forrest Williams Band at 9 p.m. May 25. Free and open to all guests at least 21 years of age. Music continues May 26 with the Blue Ribbon Healers, May 28 with Saluda, May 29 with the Forrest Williams Band and May 31 with Call the Law
Paint, Skim & Skate Workshop
Meyer Boarding Company and Ono Surf Shop present a Paint, Skim & Skate Workshop beginning at 10 a.m. May 25 at Ono Surf Shop, 2239 East County Highway 30A. Kids can express their creativity with locally-crafted skims and skateboards. Pricing for boards begins at $50 for skimboards and $140 for skateboards with all paint and supplies provided. Call 830-1893 or email email@example.com.
Seaside Farmers Market
Get your pick of fresh produce, baked goods, dairy products, native plants and other unique offerings from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Amphitheatre behind Raw & Juicy. Enjoy special cooking demos and activities.
Gigi’s Lemonade Stand
Children volunteer at Gigi’s Lemonade Stand from 3-5 p.m. to raise money for the Alaqua Animal Refuge at Gigi's Fabulous Kids' Fashions & Toys, 62 Main Street in Rosemary Street.
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, https://www.facebook.com/AnotherBrokenEgg, and enter the location you are guessing for.
Sunday, May 26
Enjoy a Sunday brunch plus the music of Matt Hall from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Marie’s Bistro, 2260 W. Hwy. 30A in Blue Mountain Beach.
Brunch with The Steenos
Enjoy brunch and the music of The Steenos from 12-3 p.m. at Stinky’s Fish Camp, 5994 County Road 30A in Santa Rosa Beach.
Jon Roniger brings his music to Sunday Brunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Hibiscus Coffee & Guesthouse, 85 Defuniak St. in Grayton Beach. Rescued Rescuers, saving Dachshunds lives, pours Mimosas for donations.
30A Farmers Market
The 30A Farmers Market takes place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Thursday and Sunday 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.
Monday, May 27
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,
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.
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.
Tuesday, May 28
Ranger Fred hosts a campfire chat at 6 p.m. in the amphitheater at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park in Santa Rosa Beach. Admission $6. Call 267-8330.
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.
Dannica Lowery performs live from 6-9 p.m. at Shorty’s Surfside Bar, 63 Hotz Ave. in Grayton Beach. Call 468-0417.
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.
Cinema Under the Stars
Grab blankets and low back chairs to enjoy a free movie, “Brave,” under the stars from 8-9:30 p.m. in the Alys Beach Amphitheatre. Piper's will offer food and drink.
Wednesday, May 29
Wednesday Night Concert Series
The Village of Baytowne Wharf presents Soul Track Mind from 7-9 p.m. in the Events Plaza. Call 267-8186.
Summer Concert Series
Bring blankets and chair to enjoy live music from 7-9 p.m. with Bill Garrett & Friends in the Amphitheatre at Alys Beach. Piper's will offer food and beverages.
Arbor Wealth Management, LLC, a “fee-only” registered investment advisory firm, will host an Income Generation Seminar, “Making Your Portfolio Pay Monthly” at 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. in the Arbor Wealth Conference Room. Call 608-6121 to reserve seating. Refreshments will be served.
Thursday, May 30
A public meeting will be held at 3 p.m. at the South Walton Courthouse Annex, 31 Coastal Centre Blvd. in Santa Rosa Beach, in the Commission Boardroom to discuss a regional approach to Road/Watershed Projects for potential Natural Resources Damage Assessment and RESTORE Funding.
Americana Under the Stars
Bob Patterson performs at 6 p.m. at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park for the concert series, Americana Under the Stars.
Moonlight & Movies
Bring a blanket and enjoy a family movie under the stars at 8:15 p.m. on the Western Green in Rosemary Beach (Town Hall if raining).
Girls' Night Out
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Emerald Coast has been selected as the benefiting charity of Proffitt PR’s Girls’ Night Out from 6:30-9 p.m. at Pandora’s of Grayton Beach. Tickets are limited to 300 for only a $30 donation and include live music by Hotel Oscar, entertainment by DJ EXQ, heavy hors d’oeuvres, drink specials, a champagne toast, photo booth, large silent auction, Proffitt PR client gift basket raffles, a takeaway bag with gifts for every woman, and tons of surprises and giveaways.
Concerts in the Village
The Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation’s 18th Annual Concerts in the Village presents Déjà Vu at 7 p.m. 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.
Last day to see the Cultural Arts Alliance "Top of the Class" exhibition on display at Northwest Florida State College-South Walton Campus with 35 new, original works by local artists. Open to the public from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call 622-5970.
Funky Blues Shack
Soul Track Mind will perform May 30 and 31 at Funky Blues Shack in Baytowne Village.
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.
Fusion fitness class
Hope Lutheran Church, 3834 U.S. 98 W, Suite 9, in Santa Rosa Beach, offers a fusion fitness classes at 9 a.m. Attendees may bring a mat, towel, water and light hand weights. Suggested donation is $5. Call 267-0322.
Friday, May 31
Williams Backyard Boogie featuring Hubba Hubba will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at 1921 Chat Holly Road in Santa Rosa Beach. Tickets available for $20 at any Forrest Williams show, Central Square Records or call 502-6448.
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.
Last day for the Arts and Design Society’s 21st regional juried exhibition in the McIlroy Gallery at the Mattie Kelly Fine & Performing Arts Center at Northwest Florida State College in Niceville.
Saturday, June 1
An opening reception for “Playing with Uncertainty,” a collection of paintings and sculptures by Mercedes Rodgers, will be held from 6-8 p.m. at Amavida Coffee & Tea, 104 North Barrett Square in Rosemary Beach.
See Nonie and her ark of animals. from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center. Understand the important roles animals play in the environment. Standard admission rates apply. Call 835-1824.
Blue Ribbon Healers
Enjoy the music of the Blue Ribbon Healers from 10 a.m. to noon at the Seaside Farmers Market in the Seaside Amphitheater.
Take a walk in nature with wildlife expert and ecologist Joe Wyatt at 9 a.m. at Hammock Bay, west of Freeport. Suited 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.
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 tour is free with paid park admission fee of $4 per vehicle. Call 233-5059.
Grayt Music Project
Enjoy a buffet dinner and music from More Than Rubies at 6:30 p.m. June 1 at Grayt Grounds of Monet Monet, 100 E. Scenic Hwy. 30A in Grayton Beach. Call 231-1090.