All area codes are 850 unless specified.
Friday, Aug. 8
Topsail tour: Learn about dragonflies from 2-3 p.m. at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park in Santa Rosa Beach. Entry fee is $6. Call 267-8330.
Central Square Cinema: Grab your blankets for a free movie, “The Lego Movie,” at 8 p.m. under the stars at the Seaside Amphitheater.
Art exhibit: The artwork of Carol Dickson of Santa Rosa Beach will be displayed at the Coastal Branch Library in Santa Rosa Beach during August.
Wine tasting: Taste three white and three red wines plus a gourmet tapas plate from 4-6 p.m. at Wild Olives, 104 N. Barrett Square in Rosemary Beach. Cost is $25/person.
Whale’s Tail: Enjoy live entertainment at 6 p.m. at the Whale’s Tail, 100 Seascape Drive in Miramar Beach.
Saturday, Aug. 9
10-6 Upstairs: Band with years of funk and groove plays at 9:30 p.m. at Graffiti & The Funky Blues Shack, 109 Cannery Lane in Baytowne Wharf.
Live entertainment: Grab a seat in the lounge and hit the dance floor at 8 p.m. at Old Florida Fish House, 5235 E Hwy. 30A in Seagrove Beach.
Seaside Farmers Market: Get your pick of fresh produce, baked goods, dairy products, native plants and other unique offerings Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Amphitheatre behind Raw & Juicy. Enjoy special cooking demos and activities.
Sunday, Aug. 10
Sunday cinema: A free movie, “Despicable Me 2,” begins at 8 p.m. in the Events Plaza at the Village of Baytowne Wharf.
LakeSide concert: A program of clarinet, organ and piano music at 3 p.m. at St. Agatha’s Episcopal Church on Circle Drive in DeFuniak Springs. The concert is free with donations taken.
Grayt music: Grounds of Monet Monet presents Dismal Creek from 10 a.m. to noon Aug. 10; Micah Gardner, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Aug. 12; and Cal Benton, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Aug. 14 at 100 Hwy. 30A East in Grayton Beach. Call 231-1090.
Brunch with Matt Hall: Matt Hall takes the stage from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. during brunch at Marie’s Bistro, 2260 W. Hwy. 30A in Blue Mountain Beach.
Monday, Aug. 11
Concerts in the Park: Bring blankets and beach chairs to enjoy a free concert with New World Beatniks from 6-8 p.m. at Marina Park in WaterColor.
WCEDA: The Walton County Economic Development Alliance will meet at noon at the Walton County Administration Conference Room, 76 North 6th St. in DeFuniak Springs.
Groovin’ On The Green: Enjoy the music of Jones & Co. from 7-9 p.m. at the Village Green at Carillon Beach, 100 Carillon Market St. in Panama City Beach.
Monday Sky Surfing: Enjoy three shows from fly-board extraordinaire Ben Merrell from 7-9 p.m. over the Lagoon at the Village of Baytowne Wharf.
Art exhibit: Santa Rosa Beach artist and cartoonist, Mark Douglass, shows off his “serious side” in an exhibition of colorful acrylic paintings on display in the Calhoun Room at the Destin Library during August.
Tuesday, Aug. 12
County Commissioners: The Walton County Board of County Commissioners will hold special meetings to discuss the Parking Needs Assessment in South Walton County at 2 p.m. at the South Walton County Courthouse Annex, 31 Coastal Centre Blvd. in Santa Rosa Beach.
Oyster Shell Bagging: Bag fossilized oyster shell for use in future oyster reefs from 9 a.m. to noon at the South Walton NWFSC Center, 109 Greenway Trail in Santa Rosa Beach. Wear clothes and close-toed shoes you don’t mind getting dirty. Bring sunscreen, snacks, a water bottle and a hat. Water and gloves will be provided. RSVP to email@example.com.
Blood Drive: Santa Rosa Pharmacy will hold a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Gulf Place, Town Loop Center in Santa Rosa Beach. The big bus will be parked along “The Green.”
Cinema Under The Stars: Bring a blanket or low back chair to enjoy the movie “Hotel Transylvania” under the stars from 8-10 p.m. in the Alys Beach Amphitheatre on Somerset Street.
Boomin’ Tuesdays: Last day to enjoy lawn games and inflatables from 7-9 p.m. in the Events Plaza at Baytowne Wharf. Fireworks light up the sky over the Lagoon at 9:15 p.m.
Pastel drawing: Local artist Melody Bogle will teach classes on pastel drawing from 9 a.m. to noon at the Bayou Arts Center, 105 Hogtown Bayou Lane in Santa Rosa Beach. The cost of each class is $30. To register, call 622-5970 or email Lee@CulturalArtsAlliance.com.
Wednesday, Aug. 13
SeasideSummer Concerts: Celebrate summer with Go Down Moses at 7 p.m. in the Seaside Amphitheater. Event is free.
Wednesday Night Concert Series: A free concert with the Betty Fox Band from 7-9 p.m. in the Events Plaza at The Village of Baytowne Wharf at Sandestin Call 267-8186.
Summer Concert Series: Bring blankets and low back chairs to enjoy music with the Seth Walker Trio from 7-9 p.m. in the Alys Beach Amphitheatre.
Topsail tour: Learn about the most ubiquitous exotic mammal, the coyote, from 2-3 p.m. at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park in Santa Rosa Beach. Entry fee is $6. Call 267-8330.
Thursday, Aug. 14
Americana Under The Stars: Bring a chair, a beverage and enjoy the music of Pierce Pettis 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.
Oyster Reef Construction: Unload bagged oyster shell and help to place the bagged shell in the water at a reef site from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Marina Cove Townhomes in Niceville. Wear clothes and close-toed shoes you don’t mind getting dirty. Bring sunscreen, snacks, a water bottle and a hat. Water and gloves will be provided. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fig preserve party: The Walton County Extension Office in DeFuniak Springs hosts a workshop on canning figs from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Figs will be preserved through the water bath methods. Call 892-8172 to register. Pre-registration is required. Cost is $15 with payment due at registration.
Restore Act: The Walton County Local Restore Act Application Sub-Committee will meet at 3:30 p.m. at the Bayou Arts Center, 105 Hogtown Bayou in Santa Rosa Beach.
Magical Thursday: Last day to seeCaptain Davy perform a magic show from 7-9 p.m. in the Events Plaza at Baytowne Wharf.
Friday, Aug. 15
August Movie Night: This annual family-oriented event will be held at 8 p.m. in the amphitheatre at the Lakeyard. The movie is “E.T. — The Extra Terrestrial. There will be concessions available. Call 892-8500.
Topsail tour: Learn what makes coastal dune lakes so special from 2-3 p.m. at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park in Santa Rosa Beach. Entry fee is $6. Call 267-8330.
Blair Colson: Enjoy music from 6-10 p.m. at Edward’s fine Food & Wine, 66 Main St. in Rosemary Beach.