Saturday, April 12

Book signing: Robbie Rogers will sign copies of his book, “Guilty of No Wrongdoing,” from 2-4 p.m. at Miss Lucille’s Gossip Parlor, 45 Town Center in Santa Rosa Beach. Call 267-2522.

Adventure Club: Bike ride at 10 a.m. on Scenic 98 in Destin. Meet at the Village Baptist Church on Matthews Boulevard. Lunch at nearby restaurant. Call 404-406-7391.

Topsail tour: Breakfast with a Ranger from 9-10:30 a.m. at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park in Santa Rosa Beach and learn about turtles and gopher tortoises. To cover the cost of food, please bring $5, which goes to Friends of Topsail Hill Preserve State Park to enhance the park, or bring your own breakfast. Call 267-8330.

West Indies Markets: Artists in the areas of jewelry, wood and metal sculptures, watercolor, oil, photography, pottery and more can be seen at the West Indies Markets April 12 and 13 and May 10 and 11 in Rosemary Beach. Hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

Grand Wine Tasting: The 28th Annual Sandestin Wine Festival holds its Grand Wine Tasting from 1-5 p.m. in the Baytowne Wharf Events Plaza. Individuals must be at least 21 years of age to taste wines. Visit or call 866-91-BEACH.


Sunday, April 13

Brunch by the Bay: As part of the Sandestin Wine Festival,enjoy views of the Bay, music and the marina during brunch with champagnes from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Baytowne Marina in Sandestin. Call 866-91-BEACH.

Sunday Concerts: Bring chairs and blankets to a free concert with Old Truck Bluegrass Band from 6-9 p.m. on the Amphitheater lawn at Gulf Place on 30A. Series will be held in March and April and from Memorial Day weekend through mid October.

Sunday Brunch: Wayne Hall on stage and Habitat for Humanity pours mimosas for donations from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Hibiscus Coffee & Guesthouse, 85 Defuniak St. in Grayton Beach.


Monday, April 14

Peter & The Wolf: Sinfonia's woodwind quintet brings Prokofiev's classic musical tale to life at 7 p.m. at Summer Kitchen/Bamboo Bike Courtyard in Rosemary Beach.

Astronomy: Solar sun spotting with astronomer Bill Nigg will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and stargazing from 7:30-9:30 p.m. every day in April in the amphitheatre at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park in Santa Rosa Beach. (Weather permitting.)Call 267-8330.


Tuesday, April 15

Cinema Under the Stars: Bring blankets and low back chairs to enjoy The Little Mermaid from 7:30-10 p.m. under the stars in the Alys Beach Amphitheatre. Movie is free. Piper’s will offer food and beverage.

Quarterly meeting: The Scenic Gulf Drive Initiative will meet at 5 p.m. April 15 in the Surfside Resort’s owner’s room, 1096 Scenic Gulf Drive. All Scenic Gulf Drive area residents are invited. For more information, email

Peddlers Pavilion: The 30A Summer Concert Series at Peddlers Pavilion, 10343 E. County Hwy. 30A in Seacrest Beach, presents Ben Friedman from 5-9 p.m. April 15 and Dismal Creek April 16. Beer and wine available through Peddlers Pub, and admission is free. 


Wednesday, April 16

Volunteer Day: Northwest Florida State College’s PRIME Time will host a Volunteer Day from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Student Services Center and the Student Activities Center, 1st floors, at the Niceville campus. Local representatives from a variety of non-profit agencies will be on hand to answer questions about volunteer opportunities in the local area. Call 729-6084.

Republican Women: The Walton Republican Women Federated will meet at 11 a.m. at Cuvee Catering, 12590 Emerald Coast Parkway in Miramar Beach. Guest speaker will be Matthew Avery, vice-president of engineering at CHELCO. Cost of lunch is $20/members and $22/guests. Reservations required by noon April 14 at 837-5321 or email

Open house/cookout: The Life Enrichment Senior Center, 312 College Ave. in DeFuniak Springs, will hold an Open House Potluck Cookout from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 16 to celebrate its sixth anniversary. Hamburgers, hot dogs, sides and homemade desserts will be served beginning at 11:30 a.m. with entertainment by Crossroads Band. Call 892-8746.

Spring Concert Series: Heritageperforms from 6-8 p.m. in the Alys Beach Amphitheatre. The event is free. Piper’s will offer food and beverage.


Thursday, April 17

ECMS: Justin Gaffrey, meditator and local artist, will speak when the Emerald Coast Meditation Society meets at 6:30 p.m. at the JohnA. Horton Senior Center, 194 Co. Rd. 393 N. For information, email

Americana Under The Stars: Bring a chair, a beverage and enjoy the music of Jackson Creek at 7 p.m. in the amphitheater at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park in Santa Rosa Beach, hosted by Lucky Mud. Open mic is from 6-7 p.m. Free admission into park and a suggested donation of $5 goes to the Friends of Topsail Hill. Food available for purchase.

Book signing: G. Smith Patton, a retired educator, will sign copies of his book, Sequatchie Valley Justice, at 10 a.m. at Sundog Books, 89 Central Square in Santa Rosa Beach.


Friday, April 18

Kickball on Kelly Green: Last day for a family pick-up game of kickball from 3-4 p.m. on Kelly Green in Alys Beach.

Rock Destin/Club LA: Monster Truck performs at 7:30 p.m. April 18 at Rock Destin at Club La, 34876 Emerald Coast Parkway. All tickets are general admission and age 18 plus. Purchase tickets at

Topsail tour: Learn everything you need to know about coyotes from 3-4 p.m. April 18 at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park in Santa Rosa Beach. Park entry fee is $6 per vehicle. Call 267-8330.

Concert Series: First Note Entertainment presents Joanna Cotton, Isaac Hayden, Sam Brooker and Sharif at 7 p.m. April 18-19 on the north end of the driving range at Seascape Resort in Miramar Beach. Tickets are $23.50/general admission, $32.50/priority seating and half price for youth 15 and under, accompanied by adult. Doors open at 6 p.m. To purchase tickets, visit or call 460-9218.  


Saturday, April 19

Parenting talk: Arlene Karlan will offer a free talk on Raising Extraordinary Children for new parents and parents with pre-school children from 10-11:30 a.m. April 19 at the Coastal Branch Library in Santa Rosa Beach. Her book, “Mentoring Your Child To Win,” will be available for purchase. Call 267-2809 to attend.

Equine Educational Series: Farrier Keely Bass will speak from 9-11 a.m. April 19 at Alaqua Animal Refuge, 914 Whitfield Road in Freeport. She specializes in a s and specializes in a natural balance practical approach with her farrier work.

Arts & Crafts Festival: This annual Freeport festival will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 19 at the Freeport Regional Sports Complex at Hammock Bay in conjunction with the Annual Car Show and Easter egg hunts. Vendors and food concessions, face painting and activities for the young, entertainment and a silent auction highlight the day. A portion of proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society Relay for Life. Call 835-1737.

Mad Hatter’s Tea Party: Alys, the White Rabbit and the Mad Hatter host a tea party from 10 a.m. to noon April 19 at Fonville Press in Ays Beach. Mingle with the characters and decorate your own hat. The event is free and open to the public but hats are limited to the first 150 young guests. A suggested donation of $5 will benefit the Seaside Repertory Theatre.  Call 213-5500.