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Saturday, Nov. 23

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, DeFuniak Springs.  Proceeds will be used to provide new books and other materials not currently covered by the library budget. 

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.

Saturday Pool Party: Music, fun and sun from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Elephant Walk pool deck by the beach, 4009 South Sandestin Blvd. in Miramar Beach. Beverages available for sale at the Tiki hut. Call 267-7778.

Kingdom of Sweets: The Northwest Florida Ballet Kingdom of Sweets Reception, sponsored by Vintij Wine Boutique and Bistro, will be held from 5:30-7:15 p.m. at Mattie Kelly Arts Center Art Galleries in Niceville. Cost is $20 and includes an evening of wine and desserts to celebrate the opening night of The Nutcracker. Call 664-7787 or stop by the studio to RSVP. No tickets will be sold at the door. Must be 21 to attend.

SEC Sailgate Party: An outside “tailgate” party, including the Broadcast of NCAA and NFL evening football games, from 4-9 p.m. at Baytowne Marina in Sandestin. Regular kitchen menu available or cookout/ grill outside from 4-9 p.m., weather permitting.

English Tea: Jan Turnquist portrays Louisa May Alcott, author of “Little Women,” in a one-woman show at 2 p.m. at the Chautauqua Building on Circle Drive in DeFuniak Springs. There will also an English Tea and Silent Auction. Tickets are $25. Call 399-0927.

The Nutcracker: The Northwest Florida Ballet’s 44th annual presentation of The Nutcracker begins at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 23 and 2:30 p.m. Nov. 24 at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center. Tickets are $28/adults and $14/children 12 and under and can be purchased at or 850-664-7787.

Pandora’s Music: Pandora’s Steakhouse of Grayton Beach presents Roshambo Nov. 23; Boukou Groove Nov. 29; and Saluda Nov. 30. Music is free and open to all guests at least 21 years of age. 

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.

Beach Bonfires: Enjoy the outdoors with bonfires from 8-9:30 p.m. on the beach at Baytowne Marina in Sandestin. Call 267-7778.

The Aristocats: The Florida Chautauqua Theatre brings the musical to life at 7 p.m. Nov. 23 and 2:30 p.m. Nov. 24 at 840 Baldwin Ave., DeFuniak Springs. Tickets are $15/adults and $10/students 22 and under and may be purchased at 892-9494 or

Sunday, Nov. 24

Beach Service: Worship at the beach with Hope Lutheran Church at 8 a.m. at Ed Walline Beach Access across from Gulf Place on Scenic Hwy. 30A in Santa Rosa Beach. Bring a towel, chair, or stand on the boardwalk. The service will be held at the church’s U.S. 98 campus during inclement weather and if the temperature is below 50 degrees. Call 267-0322.

30A Farmers’ Market: This community event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Town Center in Rosemary Beach features fresh vegetables, fruits, eggs, honey, cheese and more.

Sunday Brunch: Enjoy brunch and the music of The Steenos from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Stinky’s Fish Camp, 5994 County Road 30A in Santa Rosa Beach.

Monday, Nov. 25

Hello Dolly: A national touring Broadway Series musical, “Hello Dolly! Starring Sally Struthers” will be held at 7:30 p.m. at Mattie Kelly Arts Center of Northwest Florida State College in Niceville. “Hello, Dolly!” is one of the most enduring musical theatre hits, enjoying three Broadway revivals and international success. Tickets are $45 each and are available at 729-6000 or

Ballet Class: Good News UMC in Santa Rosa Beach offers both beginner and advanced ballet classes for children beginning at age 2 1/2. Call 699-6030 or email for times and information.

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.

Tuesday, Nov. 26

Support group: A Bereavement Support Group, hosted by Emerald Coast Hospice, will be held from 1-2 p.m. at Christ the King Episcopal Church, 480N County Hwy. 393 in Santa Rosa Beach.

Sideshow: The Mattie Kelly Arts Center Galleries present the final show of 2013, Sideshow! an exhibition of sideshow, freak show, and circus posters from the golden age of traveling entertainment through Dec. 4. The Galleries are always free and open to the public. Call 729–6044 for more information.

Wednesday, Nov. 27

Tea at Three: Enjoy a variety of local speakers, artists, and/or musicians and share a cup of tea at 3 p.m. on the Grayt Grounds of Monet Monet, 100 County Hwy. 30A East in Grayton Beach.

Thursday, Nov. 28

Annual Turkey Trot: The Annual Turkey Trot 5K Fun Walk/Run begins at 8 a.m. in WaterColor’s Marina Park, 34 Goldenrod Circle. No registration required.  Long-sleeve T-shirts available for $30.

30A 10K: Tour South Walton's scenic highway 30A and give yourself an excuse to go for that second slice of pumpkin pie with the 2nd Annual 30A 10K Thanksgiving Day race and 1 Mile fun run in Rosemary Beach Florida. Visit for more information or to register. Walton Sun readers get $10 off entry fee with promocode RUNWALTONSUN.

Midnight Madness: The After-Thanksgiving sale at Silver Sands Premium Outlets kicks off at midnight as Thanksgiving ends and runs through Dec. 1 with a wide range of extraordinary savings, early-bird offers and more. Nov. 29 hours are midnight to 10 p.m.; Nov. 30, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.; and Dec. 1, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Friday, Nov. 29

Sunset Serenade: Enjoy a Sunset Serenade with Chris Alvarado from 4-6 p.m. at Fonville Press, 147 N. Charles St. in Alys Beach.

Family Movie: Kick off the holiday season with a family movie under the stars at 7 p.m. in the Baytowne Wharf Events Plaza in Sandestin.

Saturday, Nov. 30

Graffiti: New Orleans Suspects will perform at 11 p.m. at Graffiti & The Funky Blues Shack Baytowne. Cover charge is $10. The reserved balcony upgrade is an additional $5. Patrons must be 21+.

Bocce Ball: The eighth annual Bombora Fall Bocce Ball Tournament will be held at 11 a.m. on the Western Green in Rosemary Beach. Sign up beginning at 9 a.m. Email

Color Me Cured: The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s inaugural Color Me Cured 5K/10K Fun Run will be held at 9 a.m. at Fort Walton Beach Landing. Along the route you will be drenched in an array of vibrant colors. Food and entertainment follows. Register at 8 a.m. Call 830-7126 or email for fees and registration.

Craft Fair: Chautauqua Winery’s Christmas on the Lawn Craft Fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 364 Hugh Adams Road in DeFuniak Springs. For information on free vendor booths, call 892-5887 or email

Book signing: Don Schroeder will sign copies of his book, “Air Raid Nights and Radio Days,” from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Holiday Market, Town Center Lawns in Rosemary Beach.

Legislative delegation: Members of Walton County’s state legislative delegation will hold a Legislative Delegation meeting from 10 a.m. to noon Dec. 2 at the Walton County Courthouse inside the Courthouse Board Room, 571 U.S. Hwy. 90 East in DeFuniak Springs. Public comments will be heard on proposals for the 2014 Regular Session of the Florida Legislature. To request a spot on the agenda, call 718-0047 no later than 5 p.m. Nov. 29.