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Vintage Market: New in Santa Rosa Beach is the Vintage Market at Elmore’s Landing from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Sunday. Check out various artists and unique vintage finds along with food and produce.
Groovin’ On The Green: The Carillon Beach Institute presents a free concert with Nitefire from 7-9 p.m. Aug. 13 on the Village Green. Food and beverage vendors will be on site.
• Aug. 20: Reasonable Doubt
• Aug. 27: True Soul
• Sept. 2: Raised on the Radio
Summer on The Lawn: Celebrate summer with live music and theater at Watersound Origins, 530 Pathways Drive in WaterSound. ECTC will present Snow White at 6 p.m. Aug. 14. Free and open to the public. Chairs and blankets welcome.
• Aug. 21: ECTC presents Snow White
Wednesday Night Concert Series: Bring your chairs and blankets and enjoy a free concert under the stars with Gold and Motion at 7 p.m. Aug. 15 in the Events Plaza in Baytowne Wharf.
• Aug. 22: The Graytones
• Aug. 29: Chris Alvarado
• Sept. 5: The Blenders
• Sept. 12: Forrest Williams
• Sept. 19: Modern Eldorados
• Sept. 26: The Courtyard Saints
• Oct. 3: Mose Wilson & The Delta Twang
• Oct. 10: Brandon Santini
• Oct. 17: Matt McCarty Quintet
• Oct. 24: Boukou Groove
Family Movie Night: Watch the family-friendly movie “Cars” at 7 p.m. Aug. 15 at The Hub, 7000 East County Hwy. 30A in Watersound Beach.
• Aug. 22: Madagascar
• Aug. 29: Kung Fu Panda”
Live from Town Hall: Rosemary Beach Cottage Rental Company presents Live from Town Hall, a summer concert benefiting the Rosemary Beach Foundation, from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Aug. 17. This intimate singer/songwriter concert will feature performances by Lee Brice, Kyle Jacobs, Joe Leathers, Billy Montana, Ben Glover and Brian Bunn. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets start at $75 and are available at http://www.livefromtownhall.com/. Beer and wine will be available for donation.
Central Square Cinema: Grab a blanket for the free family movie “Finding Nemo” at 8 p.m. Aug. 17 under the stars on the Seaside Amphi-theater lawn.
• Aug. 24: Coco
• Aug. 31: A Wrinkle In Time
• July 15: I’MAGINE
• July 22: JP Soars & The Red Hots
• July 29: Flash Flood
• Aug. 5: Emerald Gold Band
Master Gardener Orientation: A fall master gardener orientation class will be offered from 10 a.m. to noon Aug. 15 at the Walton County Extension Office, 732 N. 9th St. in DeFuniak Springs. Call 892-8172 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Turtle Talk Tuesdays: While enjoying coffee, tea, and sweet treats, a South Walton Turtle Watch volunteer will talk about sea turtles from 9-10 a.m. Tuesdays at Amavida Coffee, 104 North Barrett Square in Rosemary Beach. Ask questions and get information, stickers, and sometimes see preserved specimens.
Junior League Recruitment
The Junior League of the Emerald Coast (JLEC) will host its annual Recruitment Session at 6 p.m. Aug. 14 at the Destin Event and Meeting Facility at Corpus Christi Catholic Church on Beach Street. JLEC is actively seeking a diverse membership of women of all ages, over 21, to bring a variety of new perspectives and talents to the organization. Members reside in Okaloosa, Walton or Santa Rosa County. The event is free to attend, and wine and light bights will be served.
Sea Turtle Baby Shower: Through games, activities and interactive displays attendees will learn about sea turtles, sea turtle hatching season and all the animals that share the Gulf with them from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Aug. 17 at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park in Santa Rosa Beach. To add to the celebration, the first 250 attendees will receive cupcakes as well as a free scoop of frozen custard from the Culver’s in Miramar Beach. Event is free with regular park admission.
Topsail Talks: The monthly educational discovery series presents Native American History of the Florida Panhandle by the Indian Temple Mound Aug. 17 at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park in Santa Rosa Beach. This program is free with regular park admission. Call 267-8330.
• Sept. 21: Microplastics and Plastic Pollution by Dr. Laura Tiu, a Florida Sea Grant agent
• Oct. 19: Coastal Dune Lakes by the Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance
Bubbly Baytowne: Sip and shop through the Village streets from 5-7 p.m. Aug. 23, Sept. 20 and Oct. 18 at The Village of Baytowne Wharf and sip champagne and shop. Event is free for 21 and up only. Village open to the public during event.
Stock the Pantry: The fifth annual Stock the Pantry Party will kick off Food For Thought’s Back to School efforts from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Aug. 23 at the pantry, 132 Marker Street in Santa Rosa Beach. Watch local teams compete to collect the most food items to fill the pantry shelves for Back to School.
Throwback Thursday: The Village of Baytowne Wharf will present the classic family friendly film “Little Rascals” at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 30 on the Events Plaza Lawn. The free movie is open to the public.
• Sept. 27: The Lion King
• Oct. 25: Hocus Pocus
Nonprofit Mingle: The Walton Area Chamber of Commerce, with Hive Creative Consulting and SoWal Community Chaplain, will bring the nonprofit organizations of Walton County and members of the local business community together from 7:30-9:30 a.m. Aug. 29 for a Nonprofit Mingle at the South Walton Boys and Girls Club in Santa Rosa Beach. Admission is $10/members and $15/non-members. For more information, visit http://business.waltonareachamber.com/events/details/non-profit-mingle-19072.
Seaside Summer Concerts: Grab your blankets and low back chairs and head to the Amphitheater in Seaside for free musical entertain-ment by The High Divers at 7 p.m. Sept. 1.
September Saturdays: Enjoy live and local music with Nash Next from 6-8 p.m. Sept. 8 on the Events Plaza lawn at The Village of Baytowne Wharf. Village merchants will have game day specials and more than 90 TV's will cheer on teams.
• Sept. 15: Donnie Sundal
• Sept. 22: Rust & Golf
• Sept. 29: Coconut Radio
Concerts in the Village: Emerald Gold's music, fast or slow, R&B, Motown, classic rock, or blues, is meant to be danced to from 7-9 p.m. Sept. 13 at the Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation’s Cultural Arts Village on Commons Drive in Destin. Bring a bottle of wine, a craft beer, snacks and a blanket or chair. Gates open at 6. Tickets are $15/adults and free to MKAF members and children 12 and under and can be purchased at the door.
• Sept. 20: Luke Langford & 331 South is a high energy band delivering music with a punch of Texas & Red Dirt, outlaw, classic and modern country.
• Sept. 27: Pickled Pickers play southern rock, blues, R&B, country, and bluegrass ... feel good to the soul kind of tunes.
• Oct. 4: Forrest Williams Band is a singer/songwriter covering a variety of music from soul to blues, a little bit of country and reggae.
• Oct. 11: The Wide Open, a diverse and soulful Americana duo, fuse soulful southern blues and folk with modern roots and Delta Rag Time.
Beach Cleanup: Topsail Hill Preserve State Park will hold a beach cleanup on International Coastal Cleanup Day, Sept. 15, from 9:15 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Help keep the beach safe for the threatened and endangered species that call the beach home. To register as a volunteer, call 267-8330 and provide your name, email address, phone number and number of people coming. Volunteer check in is at Tram Stop #3. Volunteers need to bring hat, sunscreen and water bottle and dress appropriately for the weather. Gloves, trash bags and buckets will be provided.
Topsail Under the Stars: Topsail Hill Preserve State Park and the Northwest Florida Astronomy Association will host a viewing of the sun, moon and stars from 3-9 p.m. Oct. 13 at the Park in Santa Rosa Beach. Solar telescopes will be out until the sun sets, then the astronomy association will switch telescopes and assist you in viewing constellations, planets and other celestial objects. Participants need to be in the park before the gate closes at sunset. Event is free with regular park admission.
Ranger Program: Topsail Hill Preserve State Park presents a Ranger program at 9 a.m. every Thursday in August. Learn about park plants, animals and cultural history. Wear comfortable clothing and bring water bottle, sunscreen and hat as most programs include exploring the park. Program is free with regular park admission.
Tai Chi Tuesday: Topsail Hill Preserve State Park will host Tai Chi Tuesday the third Tuesday of each month. Seated Tai Chi is 8:30-9:15 a.m. and Standing Tai Chi is 9:30-10:15 a.m. Class fee is $13 and does not include park admission. Call the park store at 267-8333 for more infor-mation.
Family Challenge: Check in at the Topsail Hill Preserve State Park camp store between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturdays for the challenge package. When completed, return to camp store for a treat.
Sunday Pickin' at The Bay: The Bay Restaurant, on the Choctawhatchee Bay at the southern foot of the 331 bridge, will host Sunday Pickin' at The Bay every Sunday. Local musician Mike Whitty and Friends will get together in the garden for a jam session. All local musicians are in-vited to come and join in. Happy Hour is from 7-9 p.m.
Geocache Around Topsail: Explore Topsail Hill Preserve State Park with a special 10 station geocache program from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays. Check in at the camp store for your coordinates. Upon completion, return to the camp store for a prize.
Beach Service: Worship at the beach with Hope Lutheran Church from 8-9 a.m. at Ed Walline Regional Beach Access across on Scenic Hwy. 30A in Santa Rosa Beach. Bring a towel, chair, or stand on the boardwalk. Call 267-0322.
45 Central Wine Bar: Enjoy live music with Tropic Breeze from 7-9 p.m. Thursdays in Santa Rosa Beach.
30A Farmers’ Market: Walk through the park like setting with shade trees, a fountain, cobblestone walkways and visit friendly farmers and bakers from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays at Seascape Resort Towne Centre in Miramar Beach.
Grand Boulevard Farmers’ Market: The market will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday 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. Market is held on Wednesdays from Memorial Day through Labor Day.
Seaside Farmers Market: Get your pick of fresh produce, baked goods, dairy products, native plants and other unique offerings Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon in the Amphitheatre behind Raw & Juicy. Enjoy special cooking demos and activities.