All area codes are 850 unless specified.

Saturday, Nov. 3

Community Clean Up

District 4 Commissioner Sara Comander will sponsor Community Clean Up Day from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Choctaw Beach Park on State Road 20 in the Choctaw Beach community. Dumpsters provided for Walton County residents to dump trash, yard debris, tires, appliances, and other miscellaneous items.

Biophilia Center

Robert Wheeler, certified organic farmer, will make presentations at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center. Standard admission rates apply. Call 835-1824.

Choctawhatchee Audubon Society

A bird walk will be held at the South Walton Courthouse Annex. Meet at the Bluewater Bay Winn-Dixie at 7:30 a.m., or at the Courthouse at 8 a.m. Call 897-2035. Wear long pants and sleeves.

Baytowne on Ice

The ice skating rink at The Village of Baytowne Wharf will be open through Jan. 31 at the Apex Broadcasting Skating Pavilion. For $10 guests can skate for an hour and a half. Skate rental is $2. The first hour of each day is reserved for "kids skate" for youth 12 and under. Season passes are available for $140. During November bring two non-perishable cans of food for Harvest House of Destin and receive a free skate rental. Call 816-682-1003 for times and special skating packages.

Telluride Mountain Film Festival

Celebrate the 12th Annual Film Festival at WaterColor Inn & Resort. Festival gates open at 6 p.m. and films begin at 7 p.m. at the Marina Park Amphitheater under the stars. Bring blankets and lawn chairs.
Tickets may be purchased at the gate

Seeing Red Wine Festival

The picnic style festival will be held from 1-5 p.m. in Seaside. An afternoon of wine, food and music features the latest tends in wine and hors d’oeuvres from local restaurants. Admission is $120. Visit


ZumbaThon, to benefit Caring & Sharing of South Walton County, will be held from 2-4 p.m. at Butler Elementary School in Santa Rosa Beach. The suggested entrance donation is $10. There will be four Zumba instructors, refreshments and raffle items donated by local businesses. Email for information.

Grit & Grace

An encore performance of “Life at the Landings … and Beyond,” written and directed by Nancy Hasty for Grit & Grace, will be held at 7 p.m. Nov. 3 and 2 p.m. Nov. 4 at the Wise Educational and Performing Arts Center, 555 Walton Road in DeFuniak Springs. Seating is limited. Tickets are $10 and $15 at door. Call 270-7008 or visit

Sunday, Nov. 4

Taste of the Beach

The Taste of the Beach concludes with a Charity Auction from 2-5 p.m. at the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa. The silent auction benefits local children’s charities. Guests may enjoy wine and food from the area’s restaurants. Admission is $35/person. Visit

Low Country Boil

723 Whiskey Bravo, 3031 E. County Hwy. 30-A in the heart of Old Seagrove, offers a Low Country Shrimp Boil with boiled shrimp or crawfish and all the fixin’s plus live music from 3-7 p.m. Call 213-0015.

Marie's Bistro

Singer/guitarist Bill Evett performs from 6-10 p.m. Fridays with DJ Shane beginning at 10 p.m. at Marie’s Bistro on 30A in Blue Mountain Beach. Karaoke takes center stage on Wednesdays; Kelsey Anna performs from 7-10 p.m. Thursdays; and Redd Sings from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Tuesdays with DJ Shane beginning at 10 p.m. Shag Music & Dance Class is held from 5-7 p.m. Sundays with Ben Friedman from 7-10 p.m.

Monday, Nov. 5

Friends of Scenic 30-A

The Friends of Scenic 30-A and The 30A Foundation, Inc. will meet from 5-6 p.m. at 70 Logan Lane in Grayton Beach. Call 267-1955.

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.

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.

Tuesday, Nov. 6

Dannica Lowery

Dannica Lowery performs live from 6-9 p.m. at Shorty’s Surfside Bar, 63 Hotz Ave. in Grayton Beach. Call 468-0417.

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.

Jazz class

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.

Wednesday, Nov. 7

Identifying the invader

The Walton County Master Gardeners present the ninth lecture in a series for local gardeners from 10-11:30 a.m. at the UofFL/Walton Coastal Branch Extension Office, 70 Logan Lane in Grayton Beach. Sheila Dunning, a University of FL/Okaloosa County Extension Horticulture Agent, will educate attendees about invasive species from both the animal and plant kingdoms in our area. The program is free and open to the public, however seating is limited to 30 participants. Make reservations at 892-8172.

Beach rules

The public is invited to take part in three public workshops to discuss beach activities ordinance, regulating bottles, dogs, driving, and more on our beaches. The first will be held Nov. 7 at 10 a.m., or soon thereafter, at the Walton County Courthouse Annex, the second will be Nov. 8 at 1 p.m. at the Walton County Courthouse in DeFuniak Springs, and the third will be Nov. 15 at 4 p.m. at the Walton County Courthouse Annex.

Night hike

Take a night hike and spot some of the creatures that come out after the sun goes down at 4:45 p.m. at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park in Santa Rosa Beach. All programs require a $6 per car entry admission. Call 267-8330.


Rosalina plays classic standards and show tunes on keyboard from 6-9 p.m. at Christiano's Ristorante in Santa Rosa Beach. Call 267-2185.

Thursday, Nov. 8

Beach parking workshop

The Walton County TDC will hold a beach parking workshop open to the public at 5 p.m. at the Coastal Branch Library in Santa Rosa Beach. Call 267-1216 or email for information.

Yoga class

A Restorative/Gentle Yoga Class will be held at 11:30 a.m. at Balance Health Studio 30a in Seagrove. There is no cost to individuals currently receiving treatment for any type of cancer. Call 532-4295.

Friday, Nov. 9

Girls Night Out

Jazzercise Seaside presents a Girls Night Out from 7-8 p.m. at 29 Quincy Circle in Seaside. A $15 cover charge in advance or $20 at the door. Call 499-2933.

Fish House Band

Live music for dancing enjoyment at 8:30 p.m. at Old Florida Fish House, 5235 E Hwy. 30A in Seagrove Beach. Call 534-3045.


The Northwest Florida Coast Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association will meet at 11:30 a.m. Nov. 13 at Another Broken Egg Café at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort in the Linkside Conference Center. The featured speaker will be Esther Lippman, senior vice president of MSL Atlanta. The cost is $12/students, $15/members and $20/non-members. Make reservations by 5 p.m. Nov. 9 at

Saturday, Nov. 10

Fall Yard Sale

The Fall Yard Sale at Gulf Place will be held from 8 a.m. to noon at Gulf Place Amphitheater, Town Center Loop in Santa Rosa Beach.

Florida Trail Association

An overnight backpacking trip on Eglin near DeFuniak Springs begins at noon. Eglin recreation permit is required. Call 585-5150.

Biophilia Center

Nonie and her ark of animals demonstrate the important roles animals play in our environment at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center. Standard admission rates apply. Call 835-1824.

Thank-A-Vet 5K

The Walton High School Air Force Junior ROTC will host a 5K Run/Walk to pay tribute to veterans at 8 a.m. beginning at the DeFuniak Springs Amphitheater, 1183 Circle Drive. Cost is $20/preregistration and $25/race day. Register at Call 892-1270, ext. 4475 for information.

Holiday Sale

The Volunteer Guild at Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast hosts its annual Holiday Sale Extravaganza from 9:30 a.m. to 4:p.m. Nov. 10 and 12-16. Shoppers will receive a 15 percent discount on most gift shop items and a 20 percent discount on varying holiday items. Call 278-3032.

Toy Drive

Cheeseburger in Paradise will host a Toy Drive from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the parking lot of the business at Silver Sands Premium Outlets to help local foster children. A free appetizer card will be given for any donation of a new toy, and a 20 percent discount on lunch that day will be given for any food dropped off. Also, remember there are teenagers in foster homes, and gift cards or teenager gifts would be greatly appreciated. Call 357-3562 or 837-0197.

Coastal Holiday Market

The second annual Coastal Holiday Market will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Rita Church, 173 Moll Drive in Santa Rosa Beach. There will be more than 30 artisans and crafters, homemade cinnamon rolls and Boy Scouts to serve lunch.

Flutterby Festival

One of South Walton's premier events celebrating the migration of the Monarch Butterfly, Flutterby Festival takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 10 and 11 at Rosemary Beach's South Barrett Square, Main Street and Western Green. The fun-filled day includes a butterfly costume parade at 3 p.m., street games, face painting, and street and mural painting. The event is free. Call 622-5970.