All area codes are 850 unless specified.
Saturday, Jan. 19
Learn all about the sun at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center. Standard admission rates apply. Call 835-1824.
Tree sale/pancake breakfast
The Walton County Master Gardeners will hold its annual tree sale from 9 a.m. to noon at the County Fairgrounds in DeFuniak Springs. The 4-H Club youth will host a pancake breakfast from 7-10 a.m. the same morning at the Extension Office next door. Cost is $6/adults and $3/children 5-14. Proceeds will benefit Southeastern Guidedogs. The public will be able to enjoy a hot breakfast before selecting new trees and other landscape plants for their property. Call 892-8172.
The Friends of the Walton/DeFuniak Springs Library will hold a book sale from 8:30 a.m. until noon at the Walton County Fairgrounds. Thousands of books, fiction and non-fiction, hardback and paperback, covering every possible subject will be available. Pack as many books as possible into a plastic grocery bag for $2. Bags will be provided for your convenience. Proceeds will be used to provide new books and other materials not currently covered by the library budget. Call 859-0215.
Learn which spiders in Florida are poisonous, where they live, what they eat, and the benefits they bring to us at 2 p.m. at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park in Santa Rosa Beach. Entry admission into park is $6. Outside tours are canceled during severe weather. Call 267-8330.
Seaside Farmers Market
Get your pick of fresh produce, baked goods, dairy products, native plants and other unique offerings during from 8 a.m. to noon in the Amphitheatre behind Raw & Juicy. Enjoy special cooking demos and activities.
In celebration of the 30A Songwriters Fest, yoga classes will be offered at 9 and 11:30 a.m. Saturday and 10:30 a.m. Sundays at The Studio in Seaside. The drop in rate is $15; mats and towels are available.
Sunday, Jan. 20
Lakeview Concert Series
Sweet Prospect Celtic Band will appear in the Lakeview Concert Series at 3 p.m. at First United Methodist Church on Circle Drive in DeFuniak Springs. A reception follows the performance. The event is free with a collection taken by the Guild for the benefit of future concerts.
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.
Monday, Jan. 21
Republican Executive Committee
The Walton County Republican Executive Committee will meet at 6 p.m. at the Freeport Community Center, 16040 U.S. Highway 331. Call 865-8585.
Florida Trail Association
Monthly meeting at 6 p.m. at Ed’s Hometown Seafood & Steaks in Niceville. Visitors welcome. Call 654-1172.
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, Jan. 22
Emerald Coast Public Relations Organization will meet at 11:30 a.m. at Angler’s Beachside Grill on Okaloosa Island. January’s topic will be “Learn, Develop, Achieve-For Your Full Potential” presented by Julie Cotton. Cost is $15/members, $20/non-members, $10/full-time students and $5/ attend without eating. Call 525-9446 or email Jessica@ramadafwb.com.
Dannica Lowery performs live from 6-9 p.m. every Tuesday at Shorty’s Surfside Bar, 63 Hotz Ave. in Grayton Beach. Call 468-0417.
Wednesday, Jan. 23
Prime Time programs
Demetrius Fuller, music director and conductor, Sinfonia Gulf Coast, presents Grammy Award nominated violinist Caroline Goulding at 10 a.m. at the Coastal Branch Library, 437 Greenway Trail in Santa Rosa Beach. Register early at 267-2809.
The grand opening ceremony for the Panama City Walmart is set for 7:30 a.m. at 513 West 23rd Street. The grand-opening celebration includes product samplings, giveaways and character appearances. All events are family-friendly, free and open to the public.
Rosalina plays classic standards and show tunes on keyboard from 6-9 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays at Christiano's Ristorante in Santa Rosa Beach. Call 267-2185.
Thursday, Jan. 24
Tea Party Patriots
The Walton County Tea Party Patriots will meet at 6 p.m. in the Life Enrichment Senior Center on College Avenue in DeFuniak Springs. Walton County Sheriff Mike Adkinson will talk about Second Amendment rights and other issues. The meeting is free and open to the public. Call 951-8849.
Rotary Club of South Walton
The Rotary Club of South Walton meets for breakfast at 7:30 a.m. at the Embassy Suites, Scenic Hwy. 98 in Miramar Beach. Visiting Rotarians and their guests are welcome. Call 267-2929.
Fusion fitness class
Hope Lutheran Church, 3422 U.S. 98 W in Santa Rosa Beach, will offer a fusion fitness class at 9 a.m. Attendees may bring a mat, towel, water and light hand weights. Suggested donation is $5. Call 267-0322.
Thursday thread therapy
Needlers, knitters, crocheters and others come for free therapy from 4-6 p.m. Thursdays on the porch at Yards N Yarn, 3770 Co. Hwy. 3280 in Freeport. Call 880-6404.
Friday, Jan. 25
Sinfonia, Sibelius and the 7th (of Beethoven)
Grammy Award-nominee Caroline Goulding returns to the Sinfonia stage to perform Sibelius’ epic violin concerto at 7:30 p.m. at Destiny Worship Center in Miramar Beach. The concert concludes with Beethoven’s rhythmically whimsical and inspiring seventh symphony. Tickets range from $29.50 to $42.50. Visit sinfoniagulfcoast.org.
Julia Othmer/Jenna Serbu
Escape To Create and The REP present a unique multi-disciplinary program fusing award-winning music, video and short film by bi-coastal collaborateurs Julia Othmer and Jenna Serbu at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 25. Tickets are $25 each and can be purchased online at www.SeasideRep.org or call 231-0733. Tickets also available at Amavida Coffee locations on 30A.
Cultural Arts Alliance’s art exhibit
An opening reception will be held from 5-7 p.m. for Abstraction: An Adventure into the Imagination, presented by the Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County in partnership with Northwest Florida State College. Artists exhibited are Donnelle Clark, Juan Francisco Adaro, Joanna Ellington, and Didon Comer. Show runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, Jan. 25 through March 17, at South Walton Campus of NW Florida State College, 109 Greenway Trail in Santa Rosa Beach.
Hope Lutheran Church hosts its annual Chili Cook-Off at 6 p.m. at 3422 U.S. 98 in Santa Rosa Beach. Join us for a time of great chili, food, fun and prizes. Awards and door prizes will be given out in a variety of categories. Everyone is welcome. The cost is free. Call 267-0322 or email email@example.com.
Saint Rita Catholic Church, 137 Moll Drive in Santa Rosa Beach, will have a fish fry from 3-7 p.m. Complete dinner including drinks and dessert is $9/adults and $3.50/children 6-12. Take out available. Proceeds benefit community service programs including Saint Vincent De Paul for the poor.
The Florida Forest Service will give away trees to the general public to commemorate Arbor Day from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 25 at Camp Conservation in the Walton County Fairgrounds parking lot on Highway 83 in DeFuniak Springs, the city where Arbor Day in Florida was originated. Call 892-8010.
Saturday, Jan. 26
Digital Graffiti Visiting Artist Series
Past participants and winners of Digital Graffiti will convene Jan. 23-27 at Alys Beach for a workshop series. They will reside under one roof and work with DG Curator Brett Phares to create a collaborative work of art in addition to individual pieces. The public will have the opportunity to interact with these artists and get a glimpse into their creative process from 4-6 p.m. Jan. 26 at the Alys Beach Community Center on 60 McGee Drive.
Caring & Sharing of South Walton County will have a Fashion Show and Lunch from 2-4 p.m. at the Sandestin Linkside Conference Center. Proceeds will benefit the Caring & Sharing Pantry. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at 850-267-2866.
Learn about hawks, owls, and other native raptors with Lisa Miller, E.O.Wilson Biophilia Center's Birds of Prey rehabilitator, at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center. Standard admission rates apply. Call 835-1824.
Florida Trail Association
A 3, 5, or 8 mile hike at 9 a.m. in Point Washington State Forrest near Santa Rosa Beach. Call 302-528-8284 or 816-916-5736. Or a 4-mile night hike around Karick Lake at 5 p.m. with dinner following at the Gator Café in Baker. Call 651-0902 or 682-6098.
Learn what type of creatures, on land and sea, can be found in this area at 2 p.m. at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park in Santa Rosa Beach. Entry admission into park is $6. Outside tours are canceled during severe weather. Call 267-8330.
Baytowne on Ice
The ice skating rink at The Village of Baytowne Wharf will be open through Jan. 27 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. Call 816-682-1003 for times and special skating packages.