Calendar of Events & Entertainment Dec. 8 - 15
All area codes are 850 unless specified.
Saturday, Dec. 8
The Junior Orchestra of Northwest Florida State College will present its Fall Concert at 11 a.m. in Tyler Recital Hall in the Music Wing of NWFSC in Niceville. Call 651-4308.
Hike one of the several trails and learn about the native flora and fauna of the Longleaf Pine Ecosystem at the E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center. The guided hikes will include wildlife and habitat identification and is driven by the group's interests. Comfortable footwear, water bottle, and insect repellant is recommended. Standard admission rates apply. Call 835-1824. Topsail tour
Have breakfast with a Ranger and ask questions about park wildlife at 9 a.m. at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park in Santa Rosa Beach. 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. For information, call 267-8330.
Seaside Farmers Market
Get your pick of fresh produce, baked goods, dairy products, native plants and other unique offerings from 8 a.m. to noon in the Amphitheatre behind Raw & Juicy. Enjoy special cooking demos and activities. Sunday, Dec. 9
SouthernFare Dinner Series
WaterColor Inn & Resort presents a traditional offering with wild game sourced regionally with fresh local sides to compliment a healthy offering. Seating at 7p.m. Cost is $65/++ pp. Reservation required.
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, Dec. 10
An art exhibit by Melissa Davis and Jamie Conley will be held through Dec. 31 at Amavida Coffee in Seaside.
Baytowne on Ice
The ice skating rink at The Village of Baytowne Wharf will be open through Jan. 31 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.
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.
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,
A 45-minute Yoga Express class will be held at 8 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at The Studio, 30A Yoga in Seaside. Cost is $12 drop-in, no monthly fee. Call 320-237-4201 for more information.
Tuesday, Dec. 11
Book Lover’s Club
The Coastal Library Book Lover’s Club will be held from 10-11 a.m. in the community room of the Coastal Branch Library, 437 Greenway Trail in Santa Rosa Beach. New members are welcome along with their friends. Book to be discussed is “State of Wonder” by Ann Patchett. Call 267-2809 or visit www.youseemore.com/walton.
Dannica Lowery performs live from 6-9 p.m. at Shorty’s Surfside Bar, 63 Hotz Ave. in Grayton Beach. Call 468-0417.
Jasmine Dance Studio in Santa Rosa Beach will hold a ladies adult jazz class from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursday. Call 217-6620 for more information.
Narcotics Anonymous Last Chance Group meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 1st Presbyterian Church, 1063 Circle Drive in DeFuniak Springs. Progressive Recovery group meets at 7 p.m. everyday at 249 E. Hewitt Road in Santa Rosa Beach.
Baby Boot Camp
Boot Camp in Santa Rosa Beach offers a 55-minute workout designed specifically to help new and seasoned moms with stroller-age children get back into shape after having a baby at 9:45 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday mornings and at 5:45 p.m. on Wednesdays.
Wednesday, Dec. 12
Arbor Wealth Management, LLC will host a seminar, “Arbor Wealth’s 2013 Market Outlook: A Roadmap to Preserving Wealth and Prospering in the New Year,” at 10 a.m. in the Arbor Wealth Conference Room. Firm founder and principal Margaret R. McDowell will lead a presentation on how to protect your investment assets and grow your wealth in 2013. Refreshments will be served. Call 608-6121 to reserve seating.
Rosalina plays classic standards and show tunes on keyboard from 6-9 p.m. at Christiano's Ristorante in Santa Rosa Beach. Call 267-2185.
Thursday, Dec. 13
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. on the porch at Yards N Yarn, 3770 Co. Hwy. 3280 in Freeport. Call 880-6404.
Friday, Dec. 14
Learn a new skill, build your resume, and help your community with the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program. An orientation meeting for interested volunteers will be held at 10 a.m. in the Chautauqua Center Computer Lab at Northwest Florida State College. Call 892-8172 or visit http://walton.ifas.ufl.edu.
Zumba With Marcia classes will be held at 6:30 p.m. Mondays, 6 p.m. Thursdays, 8:30 a.m. Fridays and 9 a.m. Saturdays at Premiere Performers Academy in Santa Rosa Beach; 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays at The Studio in Seaside; and 8:30 a.m. Wednesdays at Rosemary Beach Fitness Center.
Saturday, Dec. 15
Hike to one of the beautiful and rare coastal dune lakes at 2:30 p.m. at Campbell Lake in Topsail Hill Preserve State Park in Santa Rosa Beach. A $6 entry admission into the park is required. Outside tours are canceled during severe weather. For information, call 267-8330. Biophilia Center
Visit Santa’s Workshop and nature inspired crafts with Abrakadoodle at 11 a.m. at the E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center. Standard admission rates apply. Call 835-1824.