Staff Writer
Walton Sun
Call for Entries to Digital Graffiti

The Alys Foundation has announced the call for entries for the annual Digital Graffiti at Alys Beach to be held May 19-21, 2017. Coinciding with the festival's 10th anniversary, artists worldwide are invited to submit original works of digital art to be showcased in the juried festival. Artists interested in submitting can find criteria and instructions at The deadline to submit is Feb. 1, 2017. For more information, please visit

All area codes are 850 unless specified.

Friday, Dec. 2

Dirty Friday

Help with beautification projects in Topsail Hill Preserve State Park from 8-10 a.m. Check in at the Ranger Station for location. Wear weather appropriate clothing and closed toed shoes. Bring water bottle, hat, sunscreen and work gloves.

Teen Driver Challenge

WCSO will hold a Teen Driver Challenge at 5 p.m. Dec. 2 and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 3 at Freeport High School. Students are required to have a Florida Learner's Permit or valid Florida Operator's License and use the automobile they usually operate. The course, which is offered at no cost to students, will provide the knowledge and hands-on experience to reduce chances of being involved in a crash.

Saturday, Dec. 3

Cooked to Order

Breakfast Cooked to Order will be offered from 7-10 a.m. in the Parish Hall at St. Agatha’s Episcopal Church, 150 Circle Drive, in DeFuniak Springs. Cost is $7.50/adults and $4/children under 10. Take-out available. Call 830-7663 to make reservations for large groups. Donations benefit the church.

Community Campfire

Join Topsail Hill Preserve State Park for a good ol’ community campfire from 5:30-7:30 p.m. There will be s’mores, sing–a–long songs, hot chocolate, stories by the Bay Storytellers and lots of fun. Provisions provided. Be sure to arrive before the gates close at 7 p.m. Event is free with regular park admission.

Tour of Homes

St. Agatha's Episcopal Church will hold a Tour of Homes from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in DeFuniak Springs to preserve their three historic properties on Circle Drive. Admission is $25. Tickets on day of tour are on sale at The Parish House, 150 Circle Drive. A tour guide will be available there. Breakfast Cooked to Order will be served from 7-10 a.m. for $7.50. Call 830-7663 for more information. Advance tickets can be purchased at Nook and Cranny Consignments, 676 Baldwin Ave.; Southeby's Antiques, 27 Crescent Street; Walton County Heritage Museum, 1140 Circle Drive; or send a self addressed stamped envelope to "Tour," St. Agatha's Episcopal Church, 150 Circle Drive, DeFuniak Springs, Fl 32435.

Audubon Society

Discover gulls, terns and shorebirds with Bruce Purdy, an experienced birder, on Destin beaches. Meet in the parking area at the SW end of Marler (Destin) Bridge at 7:30 a.m. Wear closed toe shoes and a hat and bring camera, binoculars and a friend or two. Call 305-359-5334.

Sunday, Dec. 4

Double Divas

The Med-Spa of Destin & Sandestin and Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Steven Clark will host the stars of the hit reality show “Double Divas” from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 400 Audubon Drive in Miramar Beach for custom fittings with reality stars Molly Hopkins and Cynthia Decker.

Ecumenical Choir

Spend Christmas with the Ecumenical Choir of Walton County as they perform Light: Out of the Darkness from 2:30-4 p.m. Dec. 4 and 7-8:30 p.m. Dec. 5 at St. Rita Catholic Church, 137 Moll Drive in Santa Rosa Beach. Refreshment and fellowship after each presentation. Bring an in-date canned item to share with neighbors in need. A love offering will be taken for local outreach programs.

Monday, Dec. 5

Meet the Doc

Pregnant women and new moms are invited to join Sacred Heart Medical Group Pediatrics for a free class about giving babies a healthy start at 5:30 p.m. at Sacred Heart Medical Group at The Market Shops, 9375 Emerald Coast Parkway West – Unit 1 in Miramar Beach. Spouses, friends, family members and support people are also invited.

45 Central Artist

During the month of December, the works of Dorothy Starbuck, former South Walton Artist of the Year, will be displayed at 45 Central Wine Bar in Seaside.

Tuesday, Dec. 6

Special Joint meeting

The Walton County Board of Commissioners, the City Council of DeFuniak Springs, and the City Council of Freeport will hold a Joint Special Meeting to discuss water and sewer installation, maintenance, and use on Hwy. 331 from DeFuniak Springs to the Clyde Wells Bridge at 4 p.m. at the Walton County Courthouse, 571 US Hwy. 90 East in DeFuniak Springs.


The National Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) Association Emerald Coast Chapter 1428 will meet at 11:30 a.m. at Olive Garden, 216 Miracle Strip Parkway, SW, in Fort Walton Beach. Election of officers will take place and sworn in by Bob Shaw, NARFE FL Region 1 vice president. Speaker will be Paul Sidel discussing Federal Blue Cross. Call 850 837-3838.


The TDC will meet at 9 a.m. at the South Walton Annex. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend. For more information on the meeting agenda and upcoming meetings, visit the Walton County website or the Visit South Walton website.

Cooking classes

Kitchenique Cooking School presents Chef Creehan and his recipes for a new cookbook featuring the health benefits of low or no sugar and simple carbs that are delicious from 6-8 p.m. Dec. 6 and Girls & Grapes features sparkling wines for the holidays from 6-8 p.m. Dec. 7 at The Cuvee Catering Center, 12590 Emerald Coast Parkway, Suite #C, in Miramar Beach. Cost: $55 and $28, respectively. Call 837-0432.

Wednesday, Dec. 7

Lecture series

Walton County Master Gardeners present Walton County Horticulture Agent Daniel Leonard and Master Gardener James Williams from 2-4 p.m. at the Walton Extension Office, 732 N 9th Street in DeFuniak Springs. They will cover which species and individual cultivars of the many fruit and nut crops that grow well in our area. Light refreshments will be served. Cost is $5/person, payable at the door (cash or checks only) and will include presentation handouts and educational materials. Reservations required by the Monday before at 892-8172 or

Movie Night at The Hub

It's double movie night with free movies at 6 p.m. at The Hub on Scenic 30A at WaterSound Beach. Shown on the Jumbotron on the events stage.

Thursday, Dec. 8

Red Bar Jazz Band

Enjoy the music of the band beginning at 6 p.m. at the Red Bar, 70 Hotz Ave. in Grayton Beach.

Friday, Dec. 9

Art in the park

Topsail Hill Preserve State Park offers Basket Weaving at 9 a.m. with local artist Carol Dickson for an opportunity to create a work of art. Fee is $35 and includes all materials. Regular park admission applies and is paid at ranger station on the day of class. Registration is due 7 days before class date at