Upcoming Events and Entertainment (beginning Nov. 14)
All area codes are 850 unless specified.
Topsail tour: Learn about the White Tailed Deer from 3-4 p.m. Nov. 14 at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park in Santa Rosa Beach. Entry fee is $6. Call 267-8330.
Pioneer Day: The Friends of Emerald Coast State Parks host Pioneer Day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 15 at Fred Gannon Rocky Bayou State Park in Niceville. Food will be available for purchase. Rain date is 12-3 p.m. Nov. 16. The free event includes making rag dolls, dipping candles, learning pioneer survival skills, playing old fashioned games and more.
Community Clean Up Day: Dumpsters will be provided for Walton County residents to dump trash, yard debris, tires, appliances, and other miscellaneous items at the clean up day from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 15 at Legion Park on Ponce de Leon Street in Miramar Beach. Recycling trailers will also be available for newsprint, glass, and aluminum. Do not bring poisons, pesticides, paints, thinners, gasoline, and other flammables.
Sparkling Wine and Holiday Lights: Stroll streets lined in twinkling lights and greenery, sip champagne and sample featured menu items from various Village restaurants at the Third Annual Sparkling Wine and Holiday Lights from 4-7 p.m. Nov. 15 at the Village of Baytowne Wharf. Tickets are $40 and available at www.baytownesparklingwinefest.com/tickets.
Book sale: The Friends of the Walton County/DeFuniak Springs Library will hold a book sale from 8:30 a.m. to noon Nov. 15 at the Walton County Fairgrounds, 790 State Rte 83 North in DeFuniak Springs. Proceeds will be used to provide new books and other materials not currently covered by the library budget.
ArtWalk on the Harbor: Local and regional artists and vendors display their work at ArtWalk on the Harbor from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 16 from HarborWalk Village to AJ’s. The event is free.
Topsail tour: Learn about surf fishing from 1-3 p.m. Nov. 16 at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park in Santa Rosa Beach. Entry fee is $6. Call 267-8330.
Painting class: Pastel artist Melody Bogle will teach classes in pastel painting from 12:30-3:30 p.m. Nov. 17 and 24 and from 9 a.m. to noon Nov. 11, 18 and 25 at the Bayou Arts Center, 105 Hogtown Bayou Lane in Santa Rosa Beach. Each class is $35/$30/members of Cultural Arts Alliance. Register at 622-5910 or email Lee@CulturalArtsAlliance.com.
WCBCC: A special meeting will be held at 9 a.m. Nov. 18 in the Walton County Courthouse, 571 US Hwy. 90, DeFuniak Springs to elect a new chair and vice-chair and appoint representatives to committees.
Republican Women: The Walton Republican Women Federated will meet at 11 a.m. Nov. 19 at Cuvee Catering, 12590 Emerald Parkway in Miramar Beach. The program will be presented by Peter Feaman, a trial attorney in Boynton Beach and national committeeman for the RPOF. Cost of lunch is $22/guest and $20/members. Reservations required by noon Nov. 17 at 837-5321 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Watercolor class: Carol Dickson will teach on-going watercolor classes from 12:30-3:30 p.m. Nov. 19 at the Bayou Arts Center, 105 Hogtown Bayou Lane in Santa Rosa Beach. Cost is $35/$30 members of CAA. Register at 622-5910 or email Lee@CulturalArtsAlliance.com.
Americana Under The Stars: Bring a chair and a beverage to enjoy the music of Ric Edmiston at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 20 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.
• Dec. 4: Grant Peeples
• Dec. 11: Dismal Creek
• Dec. 18: Lucky Mud
Susie Munz: Local artist Susie Munz will teach “Basics of Drawing Landscapes” from 9 a.m. to noon Nov. 21 at the Bayou Arts Center, 105 Hogtown Bayou Lane in Santa Rosa Beach. Cost is $35/$30 members of CAA. Register at 622-5910 or email Lee@CulturalArtsAlliance.com.
Topsail tour: Hike and view the park’s natural beauty to No Name Lake from 3:30-5 p.m. Nov. 21 at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park in Santa Rosa Beach. Entry fee is $6. Call 267-8330.
A Star is Born: A unique Christmas musical, A Star is Born, can be seen at 7 p.m. Nov. 21 and 22 and 2:30 p.m. Nov. 23 at the Florida Chautauqua Theatre, 840 Baldwin Ave. in DeFuniak Springs. Tickets are $12/adults and $10/students and children 22 and under. To purchase tickets, call 892-9494 or email email@example.com.
SeasideFarmers Market: Get your pick of fresh produce, baked goods, dairy products, native plants and other unique offerings Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Amphitheatre behind Raw & Juicy. Enjoy special cooking demos and activities.
Baytowne On Ice: For those who miss the cold and ice, the ice skating rink at The Village of Baytowne Wharf is the opportunity to get into the winter spirit through Feb. 1 at the Apex Skating Pavilion.
Art display: Local Color Artists Club will display their art during November at the Walton County Coastal Branch Library. Expect to see a variety of techniques and mediums including watercolors, acrylics, oils, pastels, batik, possibly encaustics and crash glass. Call 678-4813.
Grand Boulevard Farmers’ Market: The market will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays 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.
IT Pro Camp: A free IT Pro Camp will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 22 at the Northwest Florida State College Niceville campus in the Student Services Center. The event is geared toward professional development for those working in the IT field and is also open to high school and college students and members of the general public who have an interest in computer science. Advance registration is requested, as space is limited. Call 729-6099or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bazaar/bake sale: The Tree House Episcopal Montessori School will host a bazaar and bake sale, “Made with Love,” from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 23 at Christ the King Episcopal Church in Santa Rosa Beach. Home made, hand baked and hand crafted items will be available for purchase.
Rosemary Beach Unleashed: Bring the whole family, four-legged children included, from 1:30-4 p.m. Nov. 23 to St. Augustine Park in Rosemary Beach for a fun-filled day with a Westminster style dog show, vendors, activities for families, kids, and pets, a photo booth, dog agility demos, and contests. Also, Alaqua will have pet adoptions available.
Alzheimer’s support group: Covenant Alzheimer’s Services will hold a free support group for family members or friends coping with a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease at 2 p.m. Nov. 25 at Sacred Heart of the Emerald Coast, Suite 3 Conference Room. Call 866-478-7790. Meets last Tuesday of every month.
Wednesday Night Concert Series: Enjoy a free holiday concert from 7-9 p.m. Wednesdays in December in the Events Plaza at The Village of Baytowne Wharf at Sandestin Call 267-8186.
Teen Driver Challenge: The Walton County Sheriff’s Office offers a free program, Teen Driver Challenge, from 5-9 p.m. Dec. 5 at Freeport High School in room 201 with the driving portion at 8 a.m. Dec. 6 at the school. Lunch and refreshments will be provided. For more information, contact your student’s School Resource Deputy.
Pastel Society: The Pastel Society of North Florida presents its 12th Biennial National All Pastel Juried Exhibition through Dec. 6 in the Mattie Kelly Arts Center's Mcllroy and Holzhauer Galleries at Northwest Florida State College in Niceville. Many of the artists’ works will be available for purchase.
American Concerts: Friends of Camp Helen State Park present a free concert with Eric Taylor from 6:30-8 p.m. Dec. 6 in the log cabin style lodge at Camp Helen. Admission to park is free. Donations go to the Friends of Camp Helen to be used to benefit the park’s projects. Refreshments available. Call 233-5059.
• Jan. 10: Brian Smalley
• Jan. 24: Paul Kamm and Eleanore MacDonald
• Feb. 7: The New 76ers
• Feb. 21: Granville Automatic
• March 7: Scott and Michelle Dalziel
St. Agatha’s Breakfast: Breakfast Cooked to Order will be held from 7-11 a.m. Dec. 7 in the Parish Hall at St. Agatha’s Episcopal Church, 150 Circle Drive in DeFuniak Springs. Cost to be announced. Proceeds benefit the church and its food ministry. The historic church will be open for tours. Held each first Saturday until May.
A+ Art show/sale: A+ Art “One Size Fits All” show and sale will be held through Dec. 8 at Northwest Florida State College, South Walton Center, 109 Greenway Trail in Santa Rosa Beach. This second annual show is comprised of more than a hundred 10-inch by 10-inch wood panels, featuring the fine and funky work of more than 50 local artists.
Florida Chautauqua Assembly: An historic educational program from Jan. 22-25 comprised of famous keynote speakers, educational breakout sessions, evening dinner performances and exhibits relating to the theme, “A Journey into the World of Transportation: From the River to the Rocket.” Apollo 13 Astronaut Fred Haise will give keynote presentation. All exhibits free including Civil War Camp, Florida Frontiersmen Settlement Camp, Florida Forest Service Indoor Nature Trail, Tin Can Campers Antique Camper & RV Show, Chautauqua Cruisers Antique Car show, Home Depot Kids Clinic, Native American Camp and more. Call 892-7613 or visit www.FloridaChautauquaAssembly.org.
Digital Graffiti: The projection art festival, on Scenic Hwy. 30A, will be held June 4-6 in Alys Beach.The Curator’s Tour and Talk June 4 gives a sneak peek of select digital art, with the full exhibit officially opening June 5 as art lovers stroll along the pedestrian paths to view and discuss the latest in art, architecture, and technology. The event continues June 6 with a second night of exhibitions, the announcement of the award winners, and culminates with a celebration of digital art and music around Caliza Pool. Tickets go on sale in March at digitalgraffiti.com.
RECURRING EVENTS (Please check before attending to verify event is still being held)
30A Farmers’ Market: This community event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sundays in Town Center in Rosemary Beach features fresh vegetables, fruits, eggs, honey, cheese and more. Market is held on Thursdays from Memorial Day through Labor Day.
Artist Bazaar: Artists at Gulf Place presents its Artist Bazaar from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays at Artists at Gulf Place green in the center of the Gulf Place loop. Bazaar features local artists, craftspeople and artisan vendors, interactive activities for children, and a free hot dog for those who make a purchase. Visit www.30aArtistBazaar.com to become a vendor.
ArtWalk: Enjoy live music, works of art and artist demos at the First Friday ArtWalk from 5-8 p.m. at Ruskin Place in Seaside.
Arts and Carafes Night: Art event will have multiple artists on display with one featured artist as well as featured wines and wine specials from 5-7 p.m. Tuesdays at Messina’s, 7 Town Center Loop in Santa Rosa Beach.
Ballet Class: Good News UMC in Santa Rosa Beach offers both beginner and advanced ballet classes for children beginning at age 2 1/2. Call 699-6030 or email email@example.com for times and information.
Beach Service: Worship at the beach with Hope Lutheran Church at 8 a.m. at Ed Walline Beach Access across from Gulf Place on Scenic Hwy. 30A in Santa Rosa Beach. Bring a towel, chair, or stand on the boardwalk. The service will be held at the church’s U.S. 98 campus during inclement weather and if the temperature is below 50 degrees. Call 267-0322.
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.
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.
Dance classes: Jasmine Dance Studio in Santa Rosa Beach will offer adult jazz classes from 9-10 a.m. Wednesdays and Fridays and 5:45-6:45 p.m. Thursdays. Call 267-2519.
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.
Gulf Place Farmer’s Market: Pick up fresh produce from The Produce Gal from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays at Gulf Place Farmer’s Market, in Gulf Place Town Center by Restaurant Fire.
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.
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.
Jazz Brunch: Messina’s On 30A hosts a Jazz Brunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays at Gulf Place in Santa Rosa Beach. Build your own Bloody Mary bar, and Bottomless Mimosas.
Marie’s Bistro: Entertainment includes Ike on Sax on Tuesdays, Karaoke on Wednesdays and Ike & Tim at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays at Marie’s Bistro in Santa Rosa Beach
Mathew Hall: Entertainer Mathew Hall performs at Marie’s Bistro, 2260 W. Hwy. 30A in Blue Mountain Beach, from 5-8 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays during brunch.
Nature Trail Tour: Wear comfortable shoes and meet at Fonville Press in Alys Beach for a tour of the Alys Beach Nature Trail from 1-2 p.m. Mondays.
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. Suitable 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.
Office hours: Walton County District 4 County Commissioner Sara Comander will hold office hours beginning at 9 a.m. the first Tuesday of each month, except July, at the South Walton Annex. To schedule an appointment, call 835-4834.
Open Mic Night: An open mic night for singer/songwriters for local talent and seasoned musicians will be held from 7-9 p.m. Wednesdays at Redd’s Fueling Station, 2320 W. Scenic Hwy. 30A in Santa Rosa Beach. Arrive at 6:30 p.m. to sign up.
Redd sings: Redd the Singing Bartender, who slings and sings from a song list of more than 400 songs, performs at 6 p.m. Thursdays at Redd’s Fueling Station, 2320 W. County Hwy. 30A in Santa Rosa Beach.
Rosalina: Rosalina plays classic standards and show tunes on keyboard from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Fridays at Christiano’s Ristorante in Santa Rosa Beach. Reservations recommended at 267-2185.
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.
Run 30A: Run with a group along 30A in the Santa Rosa Beach area at 6 p.m. Mondays for distances from 3-6 miles. Run begins at Ed Walline beach access with socializing after at Pizza by the Sea Gulf Place.
Senior health: Emerald Coast Hospice will host a Senior Health Education Hour from 2-3 p.m. Nov. 19 at the South Walton County Library, 437 Greenway Trail in Santa Rosa Beach. Meets the third Wednesday of the month.
Sinfonia Strolls: Musicians perform acoustic sets from 6-8 p.m. Saturdays on the cobblestone streets of Rosemary Beach.
Sunday Brunch: Enjoy bottomless champagne and mimosas for brunchers with live music from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays at Grayton Bar and Grill, 170 E. County Hwy. 30A in Santa Rosa Beach.
Sunday Brunch: Enjoy brunch and the music of The Steenos from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Stinky’s Fish Camp, 5994 County Road 30A in Santa Rosa Beach.
Support group: A Bereavement Support Group, hosted by Emerald Coast Hospice, will be held from 1-2 p.m. Tuesdays at Christ the King Episcopal Church, 480N County Hwy. 393 in Santa Rosa Beach.
The Market: Find your favorite farmers market goodies and handmade crafts at The Market at Gulf Place from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays and 3-7 p.m. Thursdays on the amphitheater green at Gulf Place in Santa Rosa Beach
The Steenos: Beer tasting, outdoors if nice, otherwise acoustic music indoors from 4-6 p.m. Fridays at Modica Market, 109 Seaside Center Square in Santa Rosa Beach.
Sunday Brunch: Enjoy bottomless champagne and mimosas for brunch with live music from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays at Grayton Bar and Grill, 170 E. County Hwy. 30A in Santa Rosa Beach.
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.
Wine tasting: Taste three white and three red wines plus a gourmet tapas plate from 4-6 p.m. Fridays at Wild Olives, 104 N. Barrett Square in Rosemary Beach. Cost is $25/person.