Events and Entertainment Nov. 7 - 14

Staff Writer
Walton Sun
Zentangle — Artist Dolly Vari introduces Zentangle, a relatively new art form, from 1-4 p.m. 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

All area codes are 850 unless specified.

Friday, Nov. 7

Topsail tour: Learn about animal tracks and make your own from 3-4 p.m. at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park in Santa Rosa Beach. Entry fee is $6. Call 267-8330.

Susie Munz: Local artist Susie Munz will teach “Learning Perspective in Drawing” from 9 a.m. to noon 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

At the Rep: Singer/songwriter Jeff Black, with a reputation as a true folk troubadour, will perform at 7:30 p.m. at the Seaside Rep Meeting Hall Theatre, 216 Quincy Circle. Tickets are $25 and available at the door or visit, Amavida in Seaside or Rosemary Beach, or call 231-0733.

Wine Festival: The 24th Annual Seeing Red Wine Festival at Seaside includes the Al Fresco Reserve Tasting from 6-8 p.m. Nov. 7 in Seaside’s Lyceum Lawn. Admission is $200. The Grand Tasting takes place from 1-4 p.m. Nov. 8 on the streets of Seaside. Admission is $145. Tickets may be purchased at A Celebration of Bubbles begins at 11 a.m. Nov. 9 at the Great Southern Café. Admission is $60. Call 231-7327 for reservations.

Guest artist: Ceramic artist Neal Whitt, from Birmingham and Seagrove Beach, will be the guest artist from 5-8 p.m. Nov. 7 and 1-4 p.m. Nov. 8 at Newbill Collection By The Sea in Seaside. Call 231-4500.

Film festival: The Telluride MountainFilm on Tour returns to WaterColor’s Marina Park Amphitheater at 7 p.m. Nov. 7 and 8. Gates open at 6 p.m. Tickets are available at for $25 per day or $40 for a two-day weekend pass. Tickets purchased at the gate are $35 per day or $60 for a two-day weekend pass, based on availability. Food, beer, and wine will also be available for purchase.

Blue Angels: Naval Air Station Pensacola will host the annual Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show Nov. 7-9 with the Navy’s Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, performing on Saturday and Sunday, along with aerobatics by performers. Friday night’s show features a Fire & Lights night pyro show. Admission and parking is free. Food and memorabilia will be available. Pets and coolers are not permitted.

Saturday, Nov. 8

Topsail tour: Breakfast with a Ranger and learn about the park and its history from 9-11 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. Call 267-8330.

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.      

Holiday Sale: The Sacred Heart Guild Gift Shop will host its annual Holiday Extravaganza from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the main corridor of the hospital. Guests will enjoy a 20 percent discount on unique gift giving items, holiday decorations, tree ornaments, manger scenes, angels, baby clothing, festive toys and stocking stuffers, holiday cards and table décor.

Energy Expo: The Third Annual Energy Expo, sponsored by the DeFuniak Springs Special Events Committee, will take place from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Circle Drive from Seventh Street to Live Oak Avenue. The event is free and open to the public. A large variety of alternative energy sources will be displayed, a farmer’s market and a mobile shredding service will provide shredding services for everyone. Bring donations of canned goods and non-perishable food items to restock the pantry of the Matrix.

Vettes at the Village: Area corvette clubs bring “America's Sports Car” to the Village Events Plaza from 9-5 p.m. at the Village of Baytowne Wharf.

Cajun Delights: St. Agatha’s Episcopal Church, 150 Circle Drive in DeFuniak Springs, will host a Cajun Delights Breakfast from 7-11 a.m. Cost is $10/adults; $5/children under 10. Additional donations are welcome. Tickets may be purchased at Southeby’s Antiques, The Nook and Cranny, from members or at the door. Reservations are recommended at 892-5610.

Blues Duo: Belmont & Jones bring their vintage blues act to Redd’s Fueling station in Santa Rosa Beach at 7 p.m. Show is free.

Hog’s Breath 5K Run: The 24th annual Hog’s Breath 5K Hog with a Dog Run begins at 3 p.m. Nov. 8 at Hog’s Breath Café in Destin. Proceeds go to Alaqua Animal Refuge. Register at, in person at Hog’s Breath Clothing Company or by mail. Pick up race packets at Hog’s Breath Clothing from 3-8 p.m. Nov. 7 or day of race from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Package includes Annual Hog’s Breath 5K Run T-shirt, race number and safety pins. Enjoy live entertainment, awards ceremony and lots of free beverages, fruit and beer after run.

Audubon Society: Meet at 7:30 a.m. at the Bluewater Bay Winn-Dixie under the sign for a bird walk with Carole Goodyear in the Bluewater Bay and Lake Pippen areas. See loons, shorebirds, ospreys, and woodpeckers. Wear close-toed shoes and bring a sack lunch and binoculars. Call 897-2555.

Grand Boulevard Farmers’ Market: The market will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 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.        

Seaside Farmers 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.

Sunday, Nov. 9

Walkabout/Charity Auction: The DCWAF Fall Walkabout & Charity Auction features a silent auction, wines, cocktails, live music and food stations from 2-5 p.m. on the Sunset Deck at Hilton Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort in Miramar Beach. Tickets are $35 and may be purchased at

Cottages for Kids: The fundraising event to benefit Children’s Volunteer Health Network will be open from 12-8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 4-7 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays through Nov. 9 at Grand Boulevard in Miramar Beach. No entrance fee, but donations for CVHN will be accepted. Cottages will be raffled or auctioned off.

Monday, Nov. 10

Baytowne On Ice: Ice skating rink is open from 4-9 p.m. at the Apex Skating Pavilion at Baytowne Wharf. Visit for hours and costs.

Run 30A:  Run with a group along 30A in the Santa Rosa Beach area at 6 p.m. for distances from 3-6 miles. Run begins at Ed Walline beach access with socializing after at Pizza by the Sea Gulf Place.

Tuesday, Nov. 11

Tribute/fundraiser: The REP hosts its fourth annual tribute concert and fundraiser from 7:30-9 p.m. at the Seaside Repertory Theatre. The tribute show will be dedicated to the Rolling Stones. Limited number of seats; get tickets early.

Wednesday, Nov. 12

Calendar Release Party: The Hunks and Hounds Calendar Release Party will be held from 6-9 p.m. at The Bay in Santa Rosa Beach to benefit Alaqua Animal Refuge. Enjoy hors e’oeuvres, music by The Courtyard Saints, auction and meet the hunks.

Seminar: Margaret R. McDowell, firm founder of Arbor Wealth Management, LLC, a “fee-only” registered investment advisory firm, will host at portfolio management and retirement seminar at 10 a.m. in the Arbor Wealth Conference Room. Call 608-6121 to reserve seating. Refreshments will be served.

WCBCC: The Walton County Board of County Commissioners will meet at 4 p.m. at the South Walton Courthouse Annex, 31 Coastal Centre Blvd. in Santa Rosa, Beach.

Thursday, Nov. 13

Americana Under The Stars: Bring a chair and a beverage to enjoy the music of Mean Mary at 6:30 p.m. 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.

Photography workshop: Professional photographer Jackie Ward will present a photography workshop series from 9 a.m. to noon at the Bayou Arts Center, 105 Hogtown Bayou Lane in Santa Rosa Beach. Each workshop is $35/$30 for members of Cultural Arts Alliance. To register, call 622-5910 or email

Friday, Nov. 14

Topsail tour: Learn about the White Tailed Deer from 3-4 p.m. at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park in Santa Rosa Beach. Entry fee is $6. Call 267-8330.

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.