All area codes are 850 unless specified.
Vine to Wine: Enjoy a preview of Taste of the Beach during Vine to Wine from 6-8 p.m. at Seascape Golf, Beach & Tennis Resort. The evening of wine and food is $55. Visit www.tasteofthebeachfl.com for more events and to purchase tickets.
Nutcracker auditions: Seaside will host auditions for ages 8 to 18 for the Third Annual Seaside Nutcracker from 5-6 p.m. at the Seaside Assembly Hall, 168 Smolian Circle in Santa Rosa Beach. Audition fee and pre-registration required at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Topsail tour: Learn to identify birds of prey, their habits, where to find them, and more from 2-3 p.m. at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park in Santa Rosa Beach. Entry fee is $6. Call 267-8330.
One Heart One Voice Women: Dee Chernicky Ministries will host a new monthly community outreach, One Heart One Voice Women, which will meet from 10 a.m. to noon at The Palms of Destin, 4201 Indian Bayou Trail. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. and free childcare provided with online reservation. Service includes live worship with local and national guest speakers. Chernicky will speak at the first meeting.
Star gazing: Henderson Beach State Park will host a star gazing program for all ages from 5-10 p.m. Telescopes will be available for public viewing of star clusters, planets, and galaxies. Prior to sunset, telescopes will be equipped for safe viewing of the sun. All those attending should arrive prior to sunset. Call 837-7550 for sunset time.
Saturday, Aug. 23
Bulldog: The Northwest Florida Georgia Bulldog club will hold a social at 6 p.m. at Island Wing Company in Destin.
Grand Boulevard Farmers’ Market: The market will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Grand Park in Miramar Beach between Cantina Laredo and Tommy Bahama’s.Vendors will offer locally sourced food-based items including produce, eggs, milk, butter, grass-fed beef, chicken, lamb, and pork, honey, pickled vegetables and gourmet jams.
Reed Waddle: A modern day troubadour, Reed Waddle performs from 7-10 p.m. at The Bowery On Thirty-A, 2052 W. County Hwy. 30A in Santa Rosa Beach. Call 622-1136 for reservations.
Sunday, Aug. 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. Call 267-0322.
Grayt music: Grounds of Monet Monet presents Dismal Creek from 10 a.m. to noon at 100 Hwy. 30A East in Grayton Beach. Call 231-1090.
Jazz Brunch: Messina’s On 30A hosts a Jazz Brunch with Ike Bartley at 11 a.m. at 7 Town Center Loop in Santa Rosa Beach.
Monday, Aug. 25
Groovin’ On The Green: Enjoy the music of Kelly and the Healers from 7-9 p.m. Aug. 25 at the Village Green at Carillon Beach, 100 Carillon Market St. in Panama City Beach.
Billy Garrett: Enjoy the music of Billy Garrett from 7-10 p.m. at Shorty’s Surfside & Topside, 63 Hotz Ave. in Grayton Beach.
Monday Sky Surfing: Last day to enjoy three shows from fly-board extraordinaire Ben Merrell from 7-9 p.m. over the Lagoon at the Village of Baytowne Wharf.
Tuesday, Aug. 26
Arts and Carafes Night: Art event will have multiple artists on display with one featured artist as well as featured wines and wine specials from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Messina’s, 7 Town Center Loop in Santa Rosa Beach.
Alzheimer’s support group: Covenant Alzheimer’s Services will hold a support group for family members or friends coping with a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease at 2 p.m. at Sacred Heart of the Emerald Coast, Suite 3 Conference Room. Call 866-478-7790.
Wednesday, Aug. 27
Wednesday Night Concert Series: A free concert with Big Al & The Heavyweights from 7-9 p.m. in the Events Plaza at The Village of Baytowne Wharf at Sandestin Call 267-8186.
Seminar: Margaret R. McDowell, firm founder of Arbor Wealth Management, LLC, a “fee-only” registered investment advisory firm, will host “Are Markets Overvalued? Uncovering Investment Opportunities” at 10 a.m. in the Arbor Wealth Conference Room. Call 608-6121 to reserve seating. Refreshments will be served.
Skin cancer seminar: Sacred Heart and Dr. Layne Fielder, dermatologist with Coastal Skin Surgery and Dermatology, for a free seminar “Skin Cancer Awareness” at 10 a.m. in the Suite 3 Conference Room at Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast. Free skin-cancer-screening “spot checks” will be offered to attendees after the seminar. For more information or to join the seminar, call 278-3600.
Thursday, Aug. 28
Stock the Pantry Party: Food For Thought will collect food items at a back-to-school event from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at its new building, 132 Market St. in Santa Rosa Beach. Entry is a $5 donation or 5 pantry items, including peanut butter and jelly, pop-top soup, crackers and granola bars; no glass.
Grand opening: Meritage Spa, 12469 Emerald Coast Parkway, Suite 102, in Miramar Beach, will hold a ribbon cutting and grand opening from 5-7:30 p.m. Sinfonia will provide music. RSVP at email@example.com.
Americana Under The Stars: Bring a chair, a beverage and enjoy the music of Bing Futch at 6:30 p.m. in the amphitheater at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park in Santa Rosa Beach. Open mic begins the evening. Free admission into park and a suggested donation of $5 goes to the Friends of Topsail Hill. Food available for purchase.
Friday, Aug. 29
Topsail tour: Hike to No Name Lake from 2-3 p.m. Aug. 29 at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park in Santa Rosa Beach. No open toe shoes. Entry fee is $6. Call 267-8330.
Baytowne Art Walk: Stroll the streets and enjoy live music from local musicians and browse a variety of art from regional artists at the Baytowne Art Walk from 5-10 p.m. Aug. 29-31. The event is free. An intimate, evening art experience, the Baytowne Art Walk strives to create an event that appeals to all ages and demographics.