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Alaqua's Inaugural Barn Jam: Experience the first concert on Alaqua's new property with musical performances with The Pickled Peppers and The Luke Langford Band at 4 p.m. Oct. 19 at Alaqua Animal Refuge, 5781 Highway 20 East in Freeport. Gates open 3 p.m. Special guest from 6-8 p.m. include Billy Dawson, Aaron Barker and Jon Nite. The headliner from 8-10 p.m. is Eric Lindell. Purchase tickets at https://www.animore.org/
Dog-Harmony: Cars & Cubanos from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 19 at Beachworx parking lot, 34990 Emerald Coast Parkway in Destin, features rides shown by Emerald Coast Exotic Cars and Sunset Vettes of Northwest Florida. Cubano sandwiches, and dog treats for sale. Admission is free.
• Oct. 24: Dress in a Howl-o-ween outfit for the Barktoberfest doggie social that includes canine trick-or-treat, light bites, drinks and chance drawings from 5-7 p.m. Oct. 24 at Grand Park in Grand Boulevard at Sandestin, Judging for best “Pet & Parent Matching Costume” begins at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free.
LIVE@TheREP: Peter Bradley Adams' brand of Americana nestles his warm burnished melodies with tender vocals that reflect his introspective explorations of the middle ground between hope and heartache and is marked by the calm emotional intensity of his singing. Hear him at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 19 at The REP Theater in Santa Rosa Beach. Tickets are $30 and $24 for REP members. Purchase at http://lovetherep.com/tickets/
Oct. 26: Jeff Black continues to solidify his reputation as a creative force in the roots genres.
Nov. 7: Ryanhood, named ‘Best Group/Duo’ in the 2014 International Acoustic Music Awards, got their first break more than a decade ago as street-performers at Boston’s Quincy Market.
The Track Fundraiser: The Track Family Fun Park in Destin will host the Ninth Annual Fight the Fight, Find a Cure breast cancer fundraising event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 19. Guests are invited to enjoy a fun-filled day of Track activities while supporting the Women’s Health Services Fund at Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast. The cost is $15/person for an unlimited park pass and $10/person for unlimited Kids Country and golf-only pass. Guests may purchase hot dogs, drinks and homemade baked goods to support the breast cancer fund. Food items will be available while supplies last. Passes must be purchased at the park. Call 654-4668.
Charity Paddle Race: The Tribal Charity Paddle Race will be held at 9 a.m. Oct. 19 on the Choctawhatchee Bay at LuLu’s restaurant in Destin to benefit the Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Center. Included in the registration fee of $35 for adults and $25 for kids 12 and under is a LuLu’s hamburger or chicken finger meal. Register on-line at PaddleTribeCompany.com, or register day of at 8 a.m.
Emerald Coast Duck Regatta: The ninth annual Emerald Coast Duck Regatta will be held Oct. 19 at the Village of Baytowne Wharf at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort benefiting Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast Volunteer Guild. Fun activities begin at 10 a.m., including Abrakadoodle face painters, a scavenger hunt, Hula-Hoop contest, duck dance and access to the Baytowne Carousel for children 12 and under from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The duck race will begin at 1 p.m. Ducks are available for adoption at the Sacred Heart Hospital Gift Shop in Miramar Beach, online at www.emeraldcoastduckregatta.com or at Baytowne Wharf the day of the event. Purchase one duck for $10, three ducks for $27, six ducks for $50 or 12 ducks for $100. Proceeds will benefit the Sacred Heart Rehabilitation Center and the expansion of services to include oncology rehabilitation for children and adults.
ECPRO: The Emerald Coast Public Relations Organization will meet from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 22 at AJ’s on the Bayou, 200 Eglin Parkway NE in Fort Walton Beach. Speakers are from The Hive Creative Consulting, a synergy-fueled, creative services and marketing firm. During October and November meetings, active members are encouraged to bring guests. For each guest, the active member will be eligible to win a grand prize. Lunch is $15/members, $20/associates of members, $25/non-members and $10/students and $10 if you do not want to eat but want to hear the program. For more information, call 974-3662, firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.ecpro.org.
The REP Film Club: Show time for Revival: The Sam Bush Story is 7:30 p.m. Oct. 22 at The REP Theatre, 216 Quincy Circle in Seaside. Tickets are $12.50 and $10 for REP members.
Nov. 12: FREE SOLO
Dec. 17: The Secret Life of Bees
Golf Cart Drive-In: Join in a nostalgic tradition with a modern twist, a classic drive-in movie for golf carts, “Ghostbusters,” at 7 p.m. Oct. 22 in North Park in Grand Boulevard. Popcorn will be provided. Bring your own beverages. Don’t have a cart? Just bring a blanket or chair.
Oct. 29: Hocus Pocus
Autumn in Motion: Visit Grand Boulevard for a month-long celebration in October of all things fall. Snap a photo in one of our harvest-themed vignettes, spend a crisp morning savoring landscaping or enjoy entertainment like our weekly autumn-centric golf cart drive-in movie lineup, free fitness classes in the park, Halloween events for pups and for kids and much more.
Wednesday Night Concert Series: Bring your chairs and blankets and enjoy a free concert under the stars with Geoff McBride at 7 p.m. Oct. 23 in the Events Plaza in Baytowne Wharf.
Oct. 30: Selwyn Birchwood
Savor the Season: The 10th Annual Savor the Season 2019 fundraising event benefiting the Taylor Haugen Foundation will be held from 6:30-9 p.m. Oct. 24 at Emerald Grande, 10 Harbor Blvd. in Destin. Enjoy decadent food tastings with savory wine pairings at the annual fundraiser to build and recognize youth leaders and promote youth sport safety to honor the legacy of T. Entertainment provided by two time #1 Billboard Charting Artist Michael J Thomas and his band. Purchase tickets at https://thfsavortheseason.org/events/savor-the-season-2019/.
Locals Night Out: Shaka Sushi and Noodle Bar in Inlet Beach is calling all locals from Destin to Panama City to swing by from 6-8 p.m. Oct. 24 at 13625 US Hwy. 98 East, Suite 5, to enjoy live music, a complimentary saké cocktail tasting, sushi samples and 50% off select new menu items. Shaka is a part of Last Call restaurant Group and is located in the all new Shoppes @ Inlet. For more information, visit Shaka30a.com.
Sacred Heart Seminar: Ascension Sacred Heart Rehabilitation will hold an informational seminar on using Myofascial Release techniques for pain reduction and improved mobility from 11 a.m. to noon Oct. 25 at Sacred Heart Rehabilitation at The Market Shops, 9375 Emerald Coast Parkway West - Unit 1 in Miramar Beach. To register for this free community-education seminar, call 278-3600.
Topsail After Dark: Topsail Hill Preserve State Park kicks off the “Topsail After Dark” series from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 25 with a campfire to enjoy seasonal and historical stories about Topsail Hill Preserve State Park. Monthly campfires will be held on the fourth Friday of the month just after sunset so make sure to enter the park before the gate closes. Free with paid park admission. Call 267-8330 or visit https://www.floridastateparks.org/parks-and-trails/topsail-hill-preserve-state-park.
Firkin Fête: The inaugural Alys Beach Firkin Fête will take place at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 25 on Kelly Green in Alys Beach with participating breweries showcasing their special brews in a distinctive cask ale, called a firkin. An eclectic and unique tasting experience in an elegantly rustic setting, Firkin Fête will surely become a great tradition for ushering in cooler, crisper weather along the Gulf Coast beaches. There will also be live music, craft cocktails, bourbon and wine tastings to compliment the evening’s activities.
The event will feature a Thursday, Oct. 24, mix-and-mingle at the Grayton Beer Taproom from 6:30-9 p.m. with live music and food by the Grayton Beer Brewpub. Guests will meet the brewers from the participating breweries and get to learn first hand the excitement around tapping a firkin. The all-inclusive Firkin Fête tickets are $100 in advance at big tickets.com and $150 at door.
Choctawhatchee Audubon Society: Saturday Bird Walk at Camp Helen State Park Oct. 26. Meet 8-8:15 a.m. in the parking lot of Camp Helen, 23937 Panama City Beach Parkway in Panama City Beach. Emily Ellis will lead through the park to look for a variety of shorebirds including plovers, terns, and herons, as well as migrating songbirds such as warblers and buntings. Bring a picnic lunch, binoculars and/or camera, wear closed-toed shoes, long pants, and a hat. Call 850-818-2262.
Harvest Market: The 18th Annual Rosemary Beach Harvest Market will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 26 on the East Lawn. More than 40 local, regional and national artists will be on site throughout the day in a variety of media. Proceeds from vendor entries will go to local and regional charities. Other activities throughout the day include The Haunted Cemetery, Boo-celebration/costume contest, and merchant trick-or-treat. All activities are free and open to the public.
Embroiderers' Guild: The Sand Dunes Chapter of Embroiderers' Guild of America will meet from 1:30-4:30 p.m. Oct. 27 in the Religious Education building, Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church, 1200 Valparaiso Blvd. in Niceville. Call 496-3466 with any questions.
Christ the King Concert Series: Conductor Dr. David Ott will present a series of four concerts through February 2020. Christ the King Episcopal Church kicks off its fifth concert season Oct. 27 with Moller-Fraticello Guitar Duo, dynamic twosome that won first prize in the Concert Arts Competition Foundation of America in 2010. This led to a worldwide tour that brought rave reviews. All concerts at Christ the King are free of charge and open to the public thanks to the support from patrons and church offerings.
Attendees are encouraged to arrive early. Doors open at 2:30 p.m., and concerts will begin at 3 p.m. The church is at 480 North County Highway 393 in Santa Rosa Beach.
• Dec. 1, Handel's "Messiah": Handel's most famous work, it premiered in Dublin, Ireland, to an enthusiastic audience in 1742. A year later, King George rose to his feet at the singing of "Hallelujah." Soloists, chorus and orchestra will come together under Ott's direction on the first day of Advent.
• Feb. 2, David Ott and Friends: Enjoy an afternoon of chamber music featuring some of the best musicians in Northwest Florida.
• Feb. 16, Beethoven's 4th Symphony: This is a work of boundless energy and excitement with surges and restless underpinnings that mark the demanding piece.
Public Workshop: Walton County will conduct a public workshop to discuss the new legislation in the State of Florida concerning electric scooters at 5 p.m. Oct. 30 at the South Walton Courthouse Annex board room, 31 Coastal Centre Boulevard in Santa Rosa Beach. Discussion will also include how the County will manage the micromobility issues in Walton County, specifically along County Highway 30A.
Open House: The Department of Health, Walton County, will host an Open House for their new Environmental Health Office from 9-10 a.m. Oct. 30 at 362 State Highway 83 in DeFuniak Springs. The office is in front of the main DOH-Walton building. The Open House will consist of a short presentation by DOH-Walton Health Officer Holly Holt discussing the building and the services provided by Environmental Health. Following the presentation there will be a tree planting dedication for the department’s former Preparedness Planner, Kellie Newcomb, who passed away in January 2018. The public is invited.
Halloween Dinner Cruise: What better way to celebrate Halloween than on a yacht? There are no tricks, only treats aboard this dinner cruise from 7-10 p.m. on Halloween Night filled with live music, a chef-prepared menu, and a costume contest. Arrive dressed to impress, the costume contest winner will win four tickets for any future Dinner Cruise aboard Solaris. The 125-foot Solaris yacht is docked at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort in Northwest Florida. Reservations required at www.SunQuestCruises.com or call 650-2519.
Annual Witch Ride: The Witches of South Walton will host the 16th Annual Witch Ride Oct. 31 to support the mission of local nonprofit, the Children’s Volunteer Health Network. Those participating can bring their own bike or rent one from a bike rental partner. Be at Gulf Place Amphitheater by 6 a.m. and the ride begins at 7 a.m. The ride will be followed by brunch, auction and contests for Best Dress, Most Witchy Cackle and Best Broom (bike). Advanced registration is $50 at www.WitchRide.com, or to learn more about the Witches at www.WitchesOfSouthWalton.com.
Zombie Stomp: The Bay restaurant in South Walton will hold its Sixth Annual Halloween Zombie Stomp from 5-10 p.m. Oct. 31. Adults are invited to join the costume contest during the night anytime from 7-10 p.m. The winner of the costume contest will take home $500. There will also be second and third place prizes. Judges will announce all the winners around 10 (must be present to win). Guests will dance the night away on the beach with DJ 30A and hop in the photo booth to commemorate the scariest night of the year.
Dia de los Muertos: On Nov. 1, from 4-10 p.m., North Beach Tortilla Co. will host its first ever Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) fiesta. This event will feature live music, food and drink specials, and games on the beach. Dance, drink and eat as you honor loved ones who have passed away.
Village Door Music Hall: Destin's Michael J Thomas will have a full band with him when he opens for Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, an American contemporary swing revival and jazz band, on Nov. 2 at The Village Door Music Hall in Seascape Towne Centre in Miramar Beach. Purchase tickets at https://michaeljthomas.net/shows.
Explore The Outdoors Festival: Walton Outdoors will host its 10th Annual Explore The Outdoors Festival from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 2 at Live Oak Landing Outdoor Destination, 229 Pitts Avenue in Freeport. The day is geared toward engaging children to the wonders of exploring nature and the outdoor experience. Hands on activities will include fishing, kayaking, wildlife, archery, interactive educational exhibits, giveaways and much more. The event is free for all ages. The water activities are geared for children six-years-old and up. For more information, call 267-2064.
Bloody Mary Festival: The Market Shops Fifth Annual Bloody Mary Festival is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 2. Enjoy unlimited tastes of the areas most creative and innovative Bloody Mary's made with Cathead Vodka, served by the finest restaurants and bars in the Panhandle and free food. Purchase tickets at www.themarketshops.com with proceeds to benefit Habitat for Humanity - Walton County.
Topsail Talks: Topsail Hill Preserve State Park presents “Bobcats & Coyotes” by Florida Fish and Wildlife (FWC) from 10-11 a.m. Nov. 5 in Santa Rosa Beach. Program is free with paid park admission. Future dates and topics are “Bears” by FWC on Dec. 20; and “Mosquitoes” by South Walton Mosquito Control Jan. 17.
Wine social with master sommelier: Pescado Seafood Grill and Rooftop Bar will host its second wine social this year from 12-2 p.m. Nov. 6 in Rosemary Beach. This exclusive event will feature one of only 112 master sommeliers in the United States — John Blazon with The Spire Collection. Guests will enjoy a wine tasting presented by Southern Glazer's Wine and Spirits, facilitated by Blazon and hosted by Pescado. Tasters will enjoy complimentary wine as well as cheese and charcuterie. The walk around event will be open to 50 guests only. A similar event sold out quickly in July. Wines tasted during the social can be purchased by the bottle at the end of the event. Reservations can be made by email at email@example.com or call 368-7952.
McCaskill & Company: The community is invited to McCaskill & Company, the Destin gallery, 13390 US Hwy. 98 W, Nov. 8-9 for The Erica Courtney Adventure. Named as one of the Top 3 Jewelry Designers in the World by United Brands, Erica Courtney travels the world and mines for some of the rarest and most beautiful gems. Don’t miss this opportunity to meet her in person and experience her exquisite collection of jewelry and gemstones. Call 650–2262.
Tribute Weekend: The Village of Baytowne Wharf is bringing back free Tribute Weekend Nov. 8-10 on the Events Plaza lawn. Rock out the weekend and enjoy live music from The Shadow of the King (Elvis Tribute) from 6-8 p.m. Friday; Pandora's Box (Aerosmith Tribute) from 7-9 p.m. Saturday; and Not Quite Fab (Beatles Tribute) from 2-4 p.m. Sunday. Grab your blankets and lawn chairs for a jam-packed weekend of incredible talent.
Destin Crafted: Local company Wine World will once again team up with The Henderson Beach Resort & Spa to host an exclusive craft beer and bourbon tasting event raising funds for Children in Crisis from 1-4 p.m. Nov. 9 on the scenic pool deck and lawn at The Henderson. Featured will be hundreds of samples from over 40 renowned small-production breweries and distilleries alongside food from Destin’s favorite eateries with live music entertainment and more. Guests will also have the option to enter a raffle for a grand prize, raising additional funds for the charity. For details and tickets, visit destincrafted.com and follow @ChansWineWorld on Facebook.
MKAF Wine Walkabout: The Seventh Annual Ruth’s Chris Fall Wine Walkabout, benefiting Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation, will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Nov. 14 in the East Bar and Courtyard at Ruth’s Chris in Destin. The wine walkabout features Chef Ruston Johnson’s culinary cuisine with heavy hors’ doeuvres paired with select fine wines. Patrons may enter a charity raffle and the MKAF Wine Pull features a mystery collection of fine wines donated from wine enthusiasts, private wine cellars, distributors and restaurants. Bubbles & Baubles allow patrons to enter to win a variety of eclectic to fine jewelry from local artists and jewelers, including a complimentary champagne tasting. Purchase tickets at https://www.mattiekellyartsfoundation.org/.
Charity Golf Tournament: Special Ops Survivors Charity Golf Tournament will be held on Nov. 15 at the Blackstone Golf Course in DeFuniak Springs. Check-in is 8 a.m. and a shotgun start at 9 a.m. Players and teams can register online at https://birdeasepro.com/flspecialopsgolf by Nov. 10. Cost is $60 per player and includes BBQ lunch, team, individual, and door prizes, a $10,000 hole-in-one prize, 50/50 raffle. For additional information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 384-0806.
Sinfonia Gulf Coast: The annual gala at The Henderson brings the Northwest Florida debut of Vanessa Williams, one of the most respected and multi-faceted performers in entertainment today. The evening begins at 6 p.m. Nov. 15 and tickets are $295 per person, which includes valet parking, VIP reception, dinner, cash bar, gratuities, and performance. Purchase tickets at http://www.sinfoniagulfcoast.org/web/events.aspx.
Nov. 23: Sinfonia is “Mad for Mozart” for its first Silver Sands Premium Outlets’ Classical Connections of the season at Grace Lutheran Church at 7:30 p.m. with young Concert Artists Award winner, violinist SooBeen Lee. Tickets range from $29.50 to $45 per person.
Dec. 13: Sinfonia's festive holiday concert at 7:30 p.m. features singer/actor of stage and screen Matthew Morrison, who performs cherished and festive holiday medleys, plus many of the songs that he has performed throughout his career. Tickets range from $29.50 to $55 per person.
Feb. 1: The second installment of the Silver Sands Premium Outlets’ Classical Connections Series will be at 7:30 p.m. at Village Baptist Church and features 2017 Bronze Medalist of the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition and two icons of Russian orchestral music, Dmitri Shostakovich and Sergei Rachmaninoff.
May 16: The main season will come to a cinematic finale at the Emerald Coast Convention Center with “Jurassic Park in Concert.” Experience it projected in HD with Sinfonia Gulf Coast performing John Williams’ iconic score live to picture.
May 24: The season comes to an official close with Sinfonia Goes Pops!, presented al fresco on the amphitheater lawn at Alys Beach at 7:30 p.m. This patriotic, family-friendly concert is free and open to the public and concludes with a festive firework display.
Evening of Sparkling Wine & Holiday Lights: Begin the season aboard the Solaris from 6:45-10 p.m. Nov. 15 with a dockside reception at the Sandestin Baytowne Resort with passed hors d’ouevres. Once the cruise begins, guests will have three other fine dining courses. The Dinner Cruise is exclusively 21+ and $95/guest and includes the dinner cruise, four fine dining courses, wine pairings, and live entertainment. The 125-foot Solaris yacht is docked at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. Reservations required at www.SunQuestCruises.com or call 650-2519.
Sparkling Wine & Holiday Lights: Start the holiday season with a special sparkling event during the Seventh Annual Sparkling Wine and Holiday Lights from 4-6 p.m. Nov. 16 at The Village of Baytowne Wharf. This sparkling event will feature more than 30 champagnes and delicious appetizers at featured Village restaurants. Guests can enjoy the sounds of the season with carolers and a sneak peek of the first tree lighting of the season.
Topsail Kids' Club: Children can join Topsail Hill Preserve State Park in Santa Rosa Beach for Kids' Club at 2 p.m. Nov. 17 for a fun time with their parents filled with nature crafts and activities. Bring a snack and stay afterwards for more fun. Future date is 10 a.m. Dec. 9. Program is free with regular park admission.
Thanksgiving Buffet Cruises: Wondering where to eat for Thanksgiving? The Solaris yacht offers a buffet on the water for lunch from 121-2:30 p.m. Nov. 28 and for dinner from 6-8:30 p.m. After exploring all three decks of the yacht, families will enjoy a Thanksgiving buffet on the water. The 125-foot Solaris yacht is docked at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. Reservations required at www.SunQuestCruises.com or call 850-650-2519.
Brunch with Santa: Food For Thought Outreach will hold its first Brunch with Santa from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 7 in the Food for Thought Outreach Full Circle Kitchen, 132 Market Street in Santa Rosa Beach. 100% of the proceeds will support FFT's work fighting child hunger in Walton and Okaloosa Counties. Brunch with Santa will include a special holiday craft area for children, along with holiday decor, music and photos with Santa. Tickets will also include brunch, provided by Maple Street Biscuit Company, along with bottomless mimosas, beer or cocktails. Tickets are $30/adults and $5/children and can be purchased at https://fftfl.org/collections/brunch-with-santa.
New Year’s Eve Fireworks Dinner Cruise: Ring in the New Year aboard SunQuest Cruises’ Solaris yacht from 8 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Dine. Dance. Cruise into 2020. The New Year’s Eve Cruise is exclusively for guests 21+ and includes five chef-inspired courses, a midnight champagne toast, live entertainment, party favors, and the best view of the fireworks show at midnight. The 125-foot Solaris yacht is docked at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. Reservations required at www.SunQuestCruises.com or call 650-2519.
Third Thursday Wine Walk: Join the Gulf Place Merchants for a South Walton tradition at 5 p.m. every third Thursday of the month. Tickets are $20 and include samplings of hand-selected wines, light appetizers, live music and giveaways. Check in at 5 p.m. at the stage to receive a complimentary glass and walkabout map.
Family Fun Fest: Join in the free fun Friday nights for Family Fun Fest from 6-10 p.m. at Seascape Towne Centre, located near Seascape Resort in Miramar Beach. Event features live music performances, food and drink specials and kid-friendly activities, including face painting and a live magic show.
Peer to Peer Support Group: Mental Health Association of Okaloosa and Walton Counties is sponsoring a Peer to Peer Support Group every Thursday at Santa Rosa Beach Community Church, Room 206, 3524 US Hwy 98, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Whether you want to learn new life skills or better understand Mental Health Recovery, you will find support here. The group is open to adults (18+), free to participate, confidential, and guided by trained peer facilitators. For more information, call the Mental Health Association in Fort Walton Beach at 244-1040.
Dungeons and Dragons Club: Walton County Coastal Branch Library will host the club Fridays from 3:30-5 p.m. for ages ninth grade to 25. Pre-register at the Coastal Library or post on the Friends of Coastal Library Facebook D&D Club. Each meeting will be set in a rich fantasy world that will be developed and expanded upon by the choices you make while playing. This is a pen and paper role playing game where players will have to investigate mysteries, solve puzzles and defeat a goblin or two. All materials will be provided. For more information, call 267-2809.
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 information.
Good Grief luncheons: An Emerald Coast Hospice lunch is open to anyone who has experienced a loss and is looking for some support and company through the grieving process. We encourage attendees to also bring a friend or family member. Everyone orders off the menu and pays for his or her own lunch. To RSVP, call 837-2589. Third Monday lunch is at Olive Garden Destin and third Tuesday lunch is at Applebee’s Miramar Beach, 8670 Hwy. 98 West.
Healing Walking Group: The Emerald Coast Hospice walking group is open to bereaved individuals who have experienced the death of a significant person in their life. Walk and talk, at a relaxed pace, with others who are grieving and share ideas, comfort and companionship from 9-10:30 a.m. Tuesdays in Miramar Beach and Thursdays in Destin. RSVP at 837-2589Turtle 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.
Family Challenge: Check in at 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 invited 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.
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.