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Saturday, Jan. 25

St. Agatha’s Breakfast: Breakfast Cooked to Order will be held from 7-11 a.m. in the Parish Hall at St. Agatha’s Episcopal Church, 150 Circle Drive in DeFuniak Springs. Cost is $5.50/adults and $2.50/children under 10. Proceeds benefit the church and its food ministry. The historic church will be open for tours.

Fashion show/luncheon: Caring & Sharing will have a fashion show and luncheon, “Let the Good Times Roll,” from 2-4 p.m. at the Linkside Conference Center in Sandestin. Tickets are $25 at 267-2866. Proceeds to support the food pantry.

Magic, music: Escape To Create presents performance artist, lecturer and master illusionist Jeanette Andrews and Kansas City pianist Mark Lowrey’s performance of original works and beloved standards at 7:30 p.m. at the Seaside Repertory Theatre in Santa Rosa Beach. Tickets are $25 at, 231-0733 or Amavida Coffee locations on 30A. Proceeds support Escape To Create Artist residencies and the Seaside Repertory Theatre.

Books and blooms: The Green Thumb Garden Club and the Friends of the Walton County Coastal Branch Library present Books and Blooms at the Library with more than 30 flower arrangements centered around book titles. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at Magnolia House on Grand Boulevard, Hick's Nursery and at the door. A silent auction and raffle will also be held with proceeds benefitting the Library.

Music concert: AnAmericana Under the Oaks Music Concert with Beaucoup Blue will be held from 6:30-8 p.m. in the Lodge at Camp Helen State Park, 23937 P C Beach Parkway in Panama City Beach.  Free admission into the park.  Donations accepted..  Refreshments available.  Call 233-5059.

Jazz Brunch: Messina’s On 30A hosts a Jazz Brunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays at Gulf Place in Santa Rosa Beach. Build your own Bloody Mary bar, and Bottomless Mimosas.

Topsail tour: Through various bones, shells and seeds learn what type of creatures can be found from 2-3 p.m. at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park in Santa Rosa Beach. A park entrance fee is required. Call 267-8330. Call 267-8330.

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.

Pandora’s Music: Pandora’s Steakhouse of Grayton Beach presents Roosevelt Franklin, Jan 25; Chronic Jester, 8 p.m. Jan. 29; Phil Vaughn of Chronic Jester, 8 p.m. Jan. 30; Attention Deficit, Jan. 31; and Saluda, Feb. 1. Music begins at 9 p.m., unless noted, is free and open to all guests at least 21 years of age. 

Rudy Applewhite: Tommy Bahama’s Restaurant & Bar, 525 Grand Blvd. in Sandestin, presents Rudy Applewhite and his steel drums from 4-9 p.m. Call 654-1743.


Sunday, Jan. 26

Feel good music: The Steenos with Washboard Jackson perform from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Stinky’s Fish Camp, 5994 County Road 30A in Santa Rosa Beach.

Brunch with Matt Hall: Matt Hall takes the stage at 10 a.m. during brunch at Marie’s Bistro, 2260 W. Hwy. 30A in Blue Mountain Beach.

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. Market is held on Thursdays from Memorial Day through Labor Day.


Monday, Jan. 27

Run 30A: Run between three and six miles with a group of runners in the Santa Rosa Beach area from 6-7 p.m. at Ed Walline Beach access. Party after at Pizza by the Sea Gulf Place.

Billy Garrett: Enjoy the music of Billy Garrett from 7-10 p.m. at Shorty’s Surfside & Topside, 63 Hotz. Ave. in Grayton Beach.


Tuesday, Jan. 28

Walton County TDC:  The Walton County TDC Marketing and Media Committee will meet from 3-4 p.m. at the Coastal Branch Library, 437 Greenway Trail in Santa Rosa Beach. The Beach Management Committee meets from 2-3:30 p.m. Feb. 3 and the Events, Activities, Arts and Culture Committee meets from 10:30 a.m. to noon Feb. 12.

Board of County Commissioners: The Walton County Board of County Commissioners will hold a special meeting and a closed executive session at 8:30 a.m. at the Walton County Courthouse, 571 US Hwy. 90 East in DeFuniak Springs.

Public workshop: A Camp Helen State Park public workshop to discuss and lay out plans for the future of the park will be held at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 28 at Surfside Middle School, 300 Nautilus St. in Panama City Beach.

Job fair: The Hartley Restaurant Group needs experienced service industry professionals to work in its restaurants along scenic Hwy. 30A — George’s at Alys Beach, La Cocina Mexican Grill and Bar in Seacrest Beach, and Seagrove Village Market Café. To apply, bring a current resume to La Cocina from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. or 4-6 p.m. Jan. 28 and Jan. 29. Positions include servers, bartenders, kitchen staff, host/hostess, expeditors, food runners and bussers. Call 865-0749.

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.


Wednesday, Jan. 29

Seminar: Margaret R. McDowell firm founder of Arbor Wealth Management, LLC, a “fee-only” registered investment advisory firm, will present a seminar, “AWM Investment Themes for 2014,” at 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. in the Arbor Wealth Conference Room. Call 608-6121 to reserve seating. Refreshments will be served.

Lifetree Café: What happens to religious faith when hard times come will be explored at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 29 at Lifetree Café at Hope Lutheran Church, 3834 U.S. Hwy. 98 W in Santa Rosa Beach. The program features the filmed story of John Stumbo, a healthy ultra-marathoner who was suddenly attacked by an undiagnosable, life-threatening illness. Admission is free. Snacks and beverages are available. Call 267-0322 or email

Trivia Night: There is a $20 bar tab for the winner of Castaways Trivia Night from 5-8 p.m. at Castaways Bar & Eatery in Carillon Beach.

Open Mic Night: An open mic night for singer/songwriters for local talent and seasoned musicians will be held from 7-9 p.m. at Redd’s Fueling Station, 2320 W. Scenic Hwy. 30A in Santa Rosa Beach. Arrive at 6:30 p.m. to sign up

Acoustic Revue: Enjoy the music of Acoustic Revue at 9:30 p.m. at the Funky Blues Shack in Baytowne.


Thursday, Jan. 30

Americana Under The Stars: Dan Gribbin performs from 6-8 p.m. in the amphitheater at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park in Santa Rosa Beach. Bring a chair and beverage. Free admission into the park and a suggested donation of $5 goes to the Friends of Topsail Hill.

Restore Act Committee: The Walton County Local Restore Act Committee will meet at 5 p.m. Jan. 30 at the Bayou Arts Center, 105 Hogtown Bayou in Santa Rosa Beach to discuss the Restore Act.

Redd Sings: Redd, the Singing Bartender, performs at 6 p.m. Jan. 18, 21, and 23-25 at Redd’s Fueling Station, 2320 W. County Hwy. 30A in Santa Rosa Beach.


Friday, Jan. 31

Ladies That Lunch: The second Ladies That Lunch to benefit the Children’s Home Society of Florida begins at noon at Vue on 30a in Santa Rosa Beach. Attendees will sip champagne, shop various upscale retail booths, and enjoy a 3-course meal. Guest speakers and representatives from the Children’s Home Society of Florida will speak. Numerous giveaways and raffles will also occur during the luncheon. Tickets are $40 each and available online at

Marie’s Bistro: Enjoy special entertainment for Chinese New Year at Marie’s Bistro in Santa Rosa Beach.

Fundraiser: Journey back in time at 6:30 p.m. at the Emerald Coast Convention Center during United Way’s “A Night in the 40’s,” a dance, dinner and silent auction fundraiser. Big Band tunes from DownBeat and a dance highlight the event. Dress in 40’s style, optional. Tickets are $100/person or $900/table for 10 at

Howlin’ Jack: Music performances at 7 p.m. Jan. 31 and Feb. 1 at Shorty’s Surfside & Topside, 63 Hotz Ave. in Grayton Beach.


Saturday, Feb. 1

Chicken and Butts: The South Walton County Rotary Club will have whole smoked Boston butts ($40), half barbequed chickens ($8), and pulled pork sandwiches and chips ($6) on sale to help fund Dr. Rodney Dorand and Dr. Tom Huff's medical mission to Honduras.Look for the Rotary banner across U.S. 98 from Silver Sands Premium Outlets from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Pre-orders are being accepted at 334-399-9553. Supply is limited.

First Saturday at Biophilia:Become an archeologist from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Biophilia Center in Freeport. Activities include creating anartifact, a cookie excavation, sifting through history, garbology, the study of trash, cave painting, live animal ambassadors and more. Special programs are at 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Admission is $8/adults and $3/children. Under 2 are free. Call 835-1824.

Nature walk: Take a walk in nature with wildlife expert and ecologist Joe Wyatt at 9 a.m. at Hammock Bay, west of Freeport. Suitable 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.

Cancer Freeze: A day long fundraiser for Cancer Freeze, which helps Northwest Florida people battling cancer, begins at 7 a.m. at Lake Jackson in Florala, Ala., with a Bass Tournament and Pancake Breakfast. A 5k run/walk begins at 9 a.m. followed by chili cook-off at 11. Water events begin at noon and an auction/raffle at 1. Live entertainment and activities for children all day.

History walk: 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.

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.