Upcoming Events and Entertainment 5-25

Staff Writer
Walton Sun

All area codes are 850 unless specified.

Biophilia Center

See Nonie and her ark of animals from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 1 at the E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center. Understand the important roles animals play in the environment. Standard admission rates apply. Call 835-1824. 

Grayt Music Project

Enjoy a buffet dinner and music from More Than Rubies at 6:30 p.m. June 1 at Grayt Grounds of Monet Monet, 100 E. Scenic Hwy. 30A in Grayton Beach. Call 231-1090.

Healthy Meals in a Snap

Learn how to make aquick and healthy casserole without breaking your budget from 5:30-6:30 p.m. June 3 at the Walton County Health Department, 362 Hwy. 83 in DeFuniak Springs. Event is free, but registration required at 892-8172 or rickim@ufl.edu.

• June 10: Mexican fiesta

• June 17: Super-packed salads

• June 24: Perfect pizza party

Groovin’ On The Green

Latitude 29 performs a free concert, sponsored by The Carillon Beach Institute, from 7-9 p.m. June 3 in Carillon Beach.

• June 10: Tidewater

• June 17: Saluda

• June 24: Jones & Company

• July 4: Rowdies

• July 8: Sin Wagon

•July 15: Barbwire

• July 22: Beach Mice

• July 29: Ebb Tyed

• Aug. 5: Tony Vegas

• Aug. 12: Cabo Rock

• Aug. 19: Legacy

• Aug. 26: Emerald Gold

• Sept. 1: Rowdies

Movies at Marina Park

Bring a chair or blanket for a free movie, "Parental Guidance," beginning at sunset June 4 and "Life of Pi" June 6 at Marina Park in WaterColor in Santa Rosa Beach.

• June 11: Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

• June 13: Wreck-it Ralph

• June 18: Rio

• June 20: Hotel Transylvania

• June 25: Madagascar 3

• June 17: Brave

Cinema Under the Stars

Grab blankets and low back chairs to enjoy a free movie, "Thunderstruck,"  under the stars from 8-9:30 p.m. June 4 in the Alys Beach Amphitheatre. Piper's will offer food and drink.

• June 11: Despicable Me

• June 18: Alice in Wonderland

• June 25: Monsters v Aliens

• July 2: Hotel Transylvania

• July 9: Dr Suess’ The Lorax

• July 16: The Pirates: Band of Misfits

• July 23: Gnomeo & Juliet

• July 30: ParaNorman

• Aug. 6: Swiss Family Robinson

• Aug. 13: The Odd Life of Timothy Green

Topsail tours

Topsail Hill Preserve State Park in Santa Rosa Beach will hold the following tours. Programs require a $6 entry admission, except Breakfast with a Ranger. Outside tours are cancelled during severe weather. Call 267-8330.

• Paddle Campbell Lake at 1:15 p.m. June 4 and 21. Sign up required at ranger station until June 22.

• Learn the full history of Florida's most famous reptile at an informative slideshow presentation at 2 p.m. June 7.

• Breakfast With a Ranger at 9 a.m. June 8 with special guest Lori Ceier of Walton Outdoors. To cover the cost of food, bring $5, which goes to Friends of Topsail Hill Preserve State Park to enhance the park, or bring your own breakfast.

• Learn the sport of surf fishing at 10 a.m. June 10 and June 14.

• Enter the world of the dragon fly at 2 p.m. June 28 and view specimens.

Concerts in Marina Park

Enjoy live music with Mark Kaul from 6:30-8 p.m. June 5 at Marina Park in WaterColor in Santa Rosa Beach. Bring a chair or blanket for seating. Admission is free and open to the public.

All shows in June are 6:30-8 p.m.

• June 12: Emerald Gold

• June 19: Tidewater

• June 26: Ayers Duo

• July 5: TS & Shrimp Cowboys, 5-8 p.m.

• July 10: Jeff Ivanoff, 6:30-8 p.m.

• July 17: Cabo Rock, 6:30-8 p.m.

• July 24: Neal James, 6:30-8 p.m.

• July 31: Ebb Tyed Duo, 6:30-8 p.m.

All shows in August are 6:30-8 p.m.

• Aug. 7: Tony Vegas

• Aug. 14: Britt Landrum

• Aug. 21: Todd Sparks

• Sept.1: Flip Flop Boys, 5-8 p.m.

Seaside Summer Concert Series

Celebrate summer with a free concert with Kyle Lamonica at 7 p.m. June 5 in the Seaside Amphitheater.

• June 12: TBD

• June 19: Joe Firstman

• June 26: Daniel Ellsworth & The Great Lakes

Summer Concert Series

Bring blankets and chair to enjoy live music with Heritage from 7-9 p.m. June 5 in the Amphitheatre at Alys Beach. Piper's will offer food and beverages.

• June 12: Forrest Williams Band

• June 19: Roman Street

• June 26: Cadillac Willy

• July 4: Atlanta Allstars

• July 10: Boukou Groove

• July 17: Daphne Willis

• July 24: Kelsey Anna & Chris Alvarado

• July 31: Wes Heath & The Whiskey Band

• Aug. 7: Delta Reign

• Aug. 14: Daniel Ellsworth & The Great Lakes

Wednesday Night Concert Series

The Village of Baytowne Wharf presents Denton Hatcher and the Soapbox Blues from 7-9 p.m. June 5 in the Events Plaza. Call 267-8186.

• June 12: Dikki Du and the Zydeco Krewe

• June 19: Rick Estrin & the Nightcats

• June 26: Cumberland Collective

Music at Vue on 30a

Vue on 30a, 4801 West County Highway 30A in Santa Rosa Beach, presents Geoffrey McBride from 6:30-9:30 p.m. June 6. Music continues with Ben Friedman from 8-11 p.m. June 8. Call 267-1240 or visit www.vueon30a.com.

• June 9: Geoffrey McBride

• June 13: Kyle Lamonica

• June 16: Ben Friedman

• June 20: Kyle Lamonica

• June 23: Hope Cassidy, 8-11 p.m.

• July 6: Geoffrey McBride, 8-11 p.m.

• July 21: Geoffrey McBride

• July 28: Hope Cassidy

30A Farmers Market

The 30A Farmers Market takes place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Thursday and Sunday through Aug. 29 in Barrett Square at Rosemary Beach. Community event features fresh vegetables, fruits, eggs, honey, cheese, preserves, sauces, bread, sweets, prepared foods to go and more.

Americana Under the Stars

James Hawkins performs at 6 p.m. June 6 at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park for the concert series, Americana Under the Stars. Bring a chair and beverage. This is family/pet friendly.

• June 13: Lucky Mud

• June 20: Kelly Hundley

• June 27: Jackson Creek/ Dunn Deal

• July 4: Lucky Mud

• July 11: Brian Smalley

Concerts in the Village

The Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation’s 18th Annual Concerts in the Village presents The Mike Veal Band at 7 p.m. June 6 at the Mattie Kelly Cultural Arts Village Dugas Pavilion in Destin. Admission is $8/adult and children under 12 and MKAF members are free. Call 650-2226.

• June 13: The Craig Woolard Band

• June 20:  Heritage

• June 27: Alter Eagles, A Tribute Band to The Eagles

• July 3: David Seering, An American Patriotic Tribute

Moonlight & Movies

Bring a blanket and enjoy the family movie "Brave" under the stars at 8:15 p.m. June 6 on the Western Green in Rosemary Beach (Town Hall if raining).

• June 13: The Odd Life Of Timothy Green (PG)

• June 20: Madagascar3 (PG)

• June 27: Beverly HillsChihuahua (G)

• July 11: Rise Of The Guardians (PG)

• July 18: Mirror Mirror (PG)

• July 25: Wreck It Ralph (PG)

• Aug. 1: Here Comes The Boom (PG)

• Aug. 8: Escape From Planet Earth (PG)

• Aug. 15: Oz The Great And Powerful (PG)

The Herrold Sisters

The Herrold Sisters, Hannah (14) and Abby (11), will perform a free show from 6-8 p.m. June 6 on the lawn at S. Barrett Square in Rosemary Beach.  

Town meetings

Walton County District 5 County Commissioner Cindy Meadows will hold South Walton Town Meetings from 6-7:30 p.m. June 6 at the Edgewater Condominiums, 291 Scenic Gulf Drive in Miramar Beach, and from 9-10:30 a.m. June 20 in the meeting room at Padgett Park, 810 JD Miller Road in Santa Rosa Beach to discuss garbage collection and recycling. Call 231-2978.

First Friday ArtWalk

Enjoy live music and view works of art and artist demos from 5-8 p.m. June 7 at the galleries and shops of Ruskin Place and select Central Square merchants in Seaside. 

Walk Her Way

Men, women and children of all ages will don high heels for the Second annual Walk Her Way at 6 p.m. June 7 at Rosemary Beach’s Town Center. This strut aims to raise awareness of domestic violence and will benefit Shelter House. Decorate your shoes to reflect your style and personality. Team registrations are encouraged, and awards will be given for the team that raises the most money as well as those that have the best theme and best costumes. Stick around for the after-party and free public concert featuring The Forrest Williams Band. Advance registration is $30/adults and $10/children under 12 and includes a T-shirt. Registration the day of the walk will be an additional $5 per person from 5-6 p.m. Register at www.walkherway.com.

Central Square Cinema

Grab your blankets and head to the Seaside Amphitheater at 8 p.m. June 7 for a movie, "Honey I Shrunk the Kids," under the stars.

• June 14: Enchanted

• June 21: The Iron Giant

• June 28: The Muppets

• July 5: The Lorax

• July 12: Madagascar 3

• July 19: Hotel Transylvania

• July 26: Brave

• Aug. 2: Newsies

• Aug. 9: The Parent Trap (1961)

• Aug. 16: The Truman Show

Digital Graffiti

The white walls will be illuminated with light, color and sound by artists from around the globe on June 7-8 at Alys Beach lawns, parks, pedestrian paths, and Caliza Pool during the Digital Graffiti Festival. Tickets for Friday are $50/adult and $20/child 3-12. Saturday tickets are $100. Purchase at digitalgraffiti.com/sb1/tickets.

Clean-up day

District 4 Commissioner Sara Comander will host a community clean-up day from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 8 at Choctaw Beach Park on State Road 20 in the Choctaw Beach Community. The Walton County Public Works Department will provide dumpsters for Walton County residents to dump trash, yard debris, tires, appliances and other miscellaneous items. Separate recycling trailers for newspapers, glass, aluminum and other metals. No hazardous wastes.

West Indies Market

Browse this popular open-air market and discover booths filled with paintings, pottery, jewelry, stained glass, wood carvings and other handcrafted items from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 8 and 9 on the Town Center lawns in Rosemary Beach.

Faust Wine Dinner

Carrabba’s will host a wine dinner featuring Faust and other Quintessa wines at 6 p.m. June 11 at 10562 U.S. 98 in Miramar Beach. Tickets are $75/person. Seating is limited. Call 269-7129.

Public hearing

A public hearing will be held at 4 p.m. June 11 at the Walton County Courthouse Annex, 31 Coastal Centre Blvd. in Santa Rosa Beach, to consider an ordinance of the Board of County Commissioners of Walton County amending the current Chapter 22 of the Walton County Code of Ordinances. Call 892-8155.

Hound of the Baskervilles

Sir Conan Arthur Doyle's “The Hound of the Baskervilles” receives a funny makeover and comes to life at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights June 13-Aug. 3 on The Seaside Repertory Theatre’s main stage, 216 Quincy Circle in Seaside. Tickets are $30 and can be purchased at Amavida Coffee, online at www.seasiderep.org, or call 231-0733.

CPR and Water Safety classes

WaltonCounty residents can take CPR and water safety classes from 9 a.m. to noon June 17 at the Walton County Health Department in DeFuniak Springs May 31 and June 14 in Santa Rosa Beach. To register, call 892-8040, ext. 1144.

Starlight Ballet

The Northwest Florida Ballet presents the free Starlight Ballet at 8 p.m. June 23 on St. Augustine Green in Rosemary Beach. On-lawn seating.


Nature walk

Take a walk in nature with wildlife expert and ecologist Joe Wyatt at 9 a.m. the first Saturday of each month at Hammock Bay, west of Freeport. Suited for all ages. The trail system includes a bat house, purple martin houses, many bluebird houses, a wood duck house, a butterfly house and more. Call 496-1864.

History walk

Learn about the early history of the park and local area at Camp Helen State Park’s history walk from 10-10:45 a.m. the first Saturday of each month. The tour is free with paid park admission fee of $4 per vehicle. Call 233-5059.

Blue Ribbon Healers

Enjoy the music of the Blue Ribbon Healers every Saturday from 10 a.m.  to noon at the Seaside Farmers Market in the Seaside Amphitheater.

 Pajama Time Story Time

Join storyteller Ms. Cheryl at 6 p.m. every Monday 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.

Yoga Express

In celebration of the 30A Songwriters Fest, yoga classes will be offered at 9 and 11:30 a.m. Saturday and 10:30 a.m. Sundays at The Studio in Seaside.  The drop in rate is $15; mats and towels are available.

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.

Narcotics Anonymous

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.

Zumba classes

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.

Rudy Applewhite

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,

Dannica Lowery

Dannica Lowery performs live from 6-9 p.m. every Tuesday at Shorty’s Surfside Bar, 63 Hotz Ave. in Grayton Beach. Call 468-0417.


Rosalina plays classic standards and show tunes on keyboard from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays at Christiano's Ristorante in Santa Rosa Beach.  Call 267-2185.

Fusion fitness classes

Hope Lutheran Church, 3834 U.S. 98 W, Suite 9, in Santa Rosa Beach, will offer fusion fitness classes at 9 a.m. Thursdays. Attendees may bring a mat, towel, water and light hand weights.  Suggested donation is $5. Call 267-0322.

Jazz class

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.

Thursday thread therapy

Needlers, knitters, crocheters and others come for free therapy from 4-6 p.m. Thursdays on the porch at Yards N Yarn, 3770 Co. Hwy. 3280 in Freeport. Call 880-6404.

SeasideFarmers Market

Get your pick of fresh produce, baked goods, dairy products, native plants and other unique offerings during Market on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Amphitheatre behind Raw & Juicy. Enjoy special cooking demos and activities.

Amateur Radio Club

The Chautauqua Amateur Radio Club of DeFuniak Springs/Walton County meets at 6:30 p.m. the last Tuesday of every month at McLean's Restaurant near I10 and 331 South. This club welcomes new and old Ham Radio operators. There are no business meetings on these Tuesdays. We have classes and a great time together. Call 892-2562 or email kj4jah@arrl.net.

Rotary Club of South Walton

The Rotary Club of South Walton meets for breakfast at 7:30 a.m. each Thursday morning at the Embassy Suites, Scenic Hwy. 98 in Miramar Beach. Visiting Rotarians and their guests are welcome. Call 267-2929.

Herman Lodge

Herman Lodge #108 Free and Accepted Masons will meet at 7 p.m. first and third Tuesdays of each month on Madison Street in Freeport. Call 835-2314.

Eastern Star

The Order of the Eastern Star #281 meets at 7:30 p.m. the first and third Fridays of each month at Herman Lodge on Madison Street in Freeport. Call 835-2314.

SHRM Chapter

A Society of Human Resource Management Chapter in Walton County will meet at 8 a.m. the first Thursday of the month at TJ’s Table in Freeport. The group is open to all individuals involved in any aspect of human resources. Email rpazik@jobsplus02.com or call 892-8668, ext. 215. 

Town Planters

The Town Planters of Freeport will meet at 7 p.m. the first Tuesday of the month at the Blount House on Kylea Laird Road. Call 835-5611.