All area codes are 850 unless specified.

Saturday, Sept. 14

Book sale

The Friends of the Walton/DeFuniak Springs Library will hold a book sale from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the Walton County Fairgrounds, 790 State Rte 83 North in DeFuniak Springs. Proceeds will be used to provide new books and other materials not currently covered by the library budget.  Call 859-0215.

Topsail tour

Breakfast with a Ranger and learn about the park and its history at 9 a.m. at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park in Santa Rosa Beach. Two members of AmeriCorps will discuss the fight against exotic plants. 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. Call 267-8330.

AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Day

Dogs are unmatched in their devotion, loyalty and friendship to humankind, but owning a dog is a responsibility as well as a privilege. This opportunity to learn more about your dog and celebrate the human-canine relationship includes a Canine Good Citizenship demonstration and training tips from 9-11 a.m. at Canine Consulting/K9-5 Doggie Daycare & Training Center, 3906 U.S. 98 in Santa Rosa Beach. Call 376-4190.

Artist Bazaar

Artists at Gulf Place presents its Artist Bazaar from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Artists at Gulf Place green in the center of the Gulf Place loop. Bazaar features local artists, craftspeople and artisan vendors, interactive activities for children, and a free hot dog for those who make a purchase. Visit to become a vendor.

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 Beach.

Gulf Place Farmer’s Market

Pick up fresh produce from The Produce Gal from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays at Gulf Place Farmer’s Market, in Gulf Place Town Center by Restaurant Fire.

Sunday, Sept. 15

Cheer Clinic

Learn new cheers, dances and stunts at the South Walton High School Cheerleaders’ Cheer Clinic from 2-4 p.m. in the SWHS Gym for girls and boys ages 5-12. Cost is $25/person for cheer/dance or $20/person for team stunting (includes picture). Shirts are $8. Wear T-shirt, shorts, sneakers with hair tied back. Bring water bottle and signed waiver. Email to reserve spot.

African Children’s Choir

The African Children's Choir will perform children’s songs, traditional spirituals and gospel favorites at 10 a.m. at Vision Church at Christian International, 5200 U.S. 98 E. in Santa Rosa Beach.  to all. A free-will offering will be taken to support African Children's Choir programs, such as education, care and relief and development programs.

Artwalk on the Harbor, AJ’s Seafood Restaurant and Olin Marler Charters has announced the inaugural Destin Boardwalk’s Artwalk on the Harbor from 1-4 p.m. The free art event is a mini arts district and features the work of local and regional artists, along with individuals who create or produce various forms of art, crafts, photography, clothing, jewelry, cosmetics, or perform/sell music. The event takes place in the area starting right below the zipline all the way to AJ’s.

Monday, Sept. 16

Safety First For All

Meet McGruff and Vince & Larry the Crash Test Dummies from 3:30-6:30 p.m. in the parking lot at Destiny Worship Center, 122 Poinciana Blvd. in Destin. Event includes bicycle rodeo and helmet fittings, car seat checks, child passenger safety information and equipment, prizes and giveaways. Call 892-8172.

Community meeting

Walton County District 5 County Commissioner Cindy Meadows will hold a Community Meeting to discuss the expansion of Helen McCall Park from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Coastal Branch Library, 437 Greenway Trail in Santa Rosa Beach. Call 231-2978.

Art exhibits

In honor of NWFSC’s 50th Anniversary, the Mattie Kelly Arts Center Galleries presents “From the Vault: 50 years of Collecting from OWJC to NWF State College” in the Holzhauer and McIlroy Galleries. Selections from the college’s extensive Permanent Collection showcase the history of art collecting at the college, from the days of Okaloosa-Walton Junior College to Northwest Florida State College. Call 729-6000.

Sacred Heart Hospital

A joint replacement education class begins at 1 p.m. in Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast’s Resource Center Suite 3 conference room. To attend, call Linda Ledford at 278-3646.

Tuesday, Sept. 17

Chronic Jester

Enjoy the reggae, rock, funk and blues of Chronic Jester at Hammerhead’s Bar and Grille, 137 Fisherman’s Cove in Miramar Beach.

Kyle LaMonica

Jam with the music of Kyle LaMonica at 8 p.m. every Tuesday at Cabana Café, 112 Seascape Blvd. in Miramar Beach.

Wednesday, Sept. 18

Pandora’s Music

Pandora’s Steakhouse of Grayton Beach presents the Forrest Williams Band Sept. 18; Hotel Oscar Sept. 19; Mike Whitty & Courtyard Saints Sept. 20; and Tony Vegas Sept. 21. Music is free and open to all guests at least 21 years of age. 

Garden Club

The Green Thumb Garden Club will meet at 9:45 a.m. in the Linkside Conference Center on the bay side of Sandestin Resort, Miramar Beach.  Paul Arthur, new director of the E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center, will present information on the importance of preservation and conservation of our ecosystems. Lunch is $20 and reservations are required by Sept. 15 at, 650-587. Dues for the year are $28. 

Wednesday Night Concert Series

The Village of Baytowne Wharf presents Boukou Groove from 7-9 p.m. in the Events Plaza. Call 267-8186.

Republican Women

Walton Republican Women Federated will meet at 11 a.m. at Carrabba's Italian Grill in the Silver Sands Premium Outlets. State Rep. Jimmy Patronis, R-Panama City, will give an overview of the state legislative session and update on the Florida Defense Task Force. Cost is $20/guests and $18/members. Resservations required by Sept. 16 at 837-5321 or

Thursday, Sept. 19

Americana Under the Stars

Frank Lindamood performs at 6 p.m. in the amphitheater at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park for the family/pet friendly concert series, Americana Under the Stars. Bring a chair and beverage. Open mic begins at 6 p.m. Free admission into park and a suggested donation of $5 goes to the Friends of Topsail Hill.


Mikael L’Andre, known to Seaside Farmer's Market-goers as The Greenman for all the fresh vegetables he brings to market, will talk about “Life After the Fall” when the Emerald Coast Meditation Society meets at 6:30 p.m. at 480 N. Co. Hwy. 393 in Santa Rosa Beach. Email

Concerts in the Village

The Return, A Tribute to the Beatles, perform at 7 p.m. at the Dugas Pavilion and Village Green at the Mattie Kelly Cultural Arts Village on Commons Drive in Destin during the Mattie Kelly Arts Foundations’s Autumn Concert Series.

Bring a lawn chair, wine and picnic or purchase dinner on-site. Water and Coke products available for purchase. Admission is $10/adults, $5/MKAF Preferred Member, and children under 12 free. Call 650-2226.

Luminary Connection

The Luminary Connection, open to all working women, will meet at noon at the Life Enrichment Senior Center, 312 College DeFuniak Springs. Featured speaker is Jan Redwine, wife of Rev. Doyle Redwine, pastor of Cornerstone Church in DeFuniak Springs. Bring a brown bag lunch. Call 635-1801.


The Walton County Local Restore Act Committee will meet at 4 p.m. at the Bayou Arts Center, 105 Hogtown Bayou in Santa Rosa Beach.

Mobbed Up for Murder

Don Provolone orchestrates a meeting at his favorite restaurant with Don Spumoni and Don Cannoli in Act4Murder’s Mobbed Up for Murder from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Sept. 19 at Tuscany’s Italian Bistro, 36178 Emerald Coast Parkway in Destin. Cost is $50/person and includes ax and gratuity. Call 650-2451.

Friday, Sept. 20

Backyard Boogie for the Arts

Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast and the Forrest Williams Band present “Backyard Boogie for the Arts” at 6 p.m. at Williams Backyard Boogie, 1921 Chat Holly Road in Santa Rosa Beach. Proceeds will benefit Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast’s Arts in Medicine program. Tickets are $30/advance and $35/door and are on sale at the Sacred Heart Gift Shop. The public is encouraged to bring chairs, beverages and food; additional food will be available for purchase. Door prizes will be awarded. Call 278-3081 or email

Wine tasting

Taste three white and three red wines plus a gourmet tapas plate from 4-6 p.m. at Wild Olives, 104 N. Barrett Square in Rosemary Beach. Cost is $25/person.

Classic Films on the Lawn

Grab a blanket and head to Classic Films on the Lawn’s free movie, “Beetlejuice,” at 7:30 p.m. at the Seaside Amphitheater.

Topsail tour

A hands on learning experience in the art of tracking from 1-3 p.m. at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park in Santa Rosa Beach. Learn different types of tracks and which animals make them.

Saturday, Sept. 21

Coastal Cleanup Day

Join Walton County Tourist Development Council for the 2013 International Coastal Cleanup Day from 9 a.m. to noon at the beach access locations at Miramar Beach, Dune Allen, Ed Walline, Blue Mountain, Santa Clara/Bramble Grove and Inlet Beach. Supplies and water will be provided. Call 267-4578 or email

Women’s Expo

Cumulus Broadcasting will host a “Women’s Expo” from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort’s Grand Sandestin in the Magnolia Ballroom. Parking and admission are free for attendees. Expo will include shopping, entertainment, health and beauty items, a fashion show, prizes and more. The first 300 attendees receive goody bags, and all attendees are welcome at an after-party at 3 p.m. at Elephant Walk and will receive a free glass of wine. Call 243-2323. 

Open house

The DeFuniak Springs Friends of the Library will celebrate 10 years of consistent service to the DeFuniak Library with an open house from 1-4 p.m. at the library, 3 Circle Drive.

Cleanup Festival at Lake Powell

A community effort to celebrate and beautify Lake Powell, a rare coastal dune lake, will be held from 8 a.m. to noon at the Lake Powell Park boat ramp or Camp Helen State Park. Register from 8-9 a.m. After the cleanup, festivities continue until 2 p.m. at Lake Powell Park. For information, email or call 763-4303.

Tennis Round Robin

The third annual Love All Tennis Round Robin will be held at 9 a.m. at WaterColor Tennis, 976 Western Lake Drive in WaterColor. All proceeds benefit Food for Thought Outreach. Registration is $50 before Sept. 21 and includes tournament play, lunch, two raffle tickets and helps provide 20 meals to local kids.  Email for more information.

Beach Bonfires

Enjoy the outdoors with bonfires from dusk to 9:30 p.m. at the Marina Beach at Baytowne Marina in Sandestin. Call 267-7778.