All area codes are 850 unless specified.
All City Council meetings, workshops, executive sessions and CRA Board meetings are held at the City Hall Annex, 4100 Indian Bayou Trail. All other board and committee meetings are held at City Hall, 4200 Indian Bayou Trail. Meetings are subject to change or cancellation without further notice. Agendas for city committees are posted at City Hall for review.
• CRA Board, 5 p.m. March 18
• City Council Workshop, 5:30 p.m. March 18
• City Council, 6:30 p.m. March 18
• Town Center CRA-AC, 5:30 p.m. March 20
Writers In Sandals
Writers In Sandals, for those interested in writing, will meet from 10:30 a.m. to noon March 16 at the Destin Library. Don Schroeder, author of “Air Raid Nights & Radio Days,” will discuss Writing Memoirs.
The Okaloosa County Republican Party Executive Committee will meet at 6 p.m. March 18 at the Niceville City Council Chambers, 208 N. Partin Drive. All registered Republicans are welcome to join OCREC. Precinct leaders are needed throughout the county. Call 863-2301.
The Tri-County Horticulture Studies group will meet from 10 a.m. to noon March 21 at the Santa Rosa County Extension Service, 6263 Dogwood Drive in Milton. The program is about greenhouses. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Pastel Society of North Florida will meet from 9:30-11:30 a.m. March 23 at the Destin Library, 150 Sibert Ave. Carrie Raeburn, president of the Pastel Society, will do a presentation on designing a hard-bound, professional art portfolio using I-Book which can then be uploaded to Apple and printed in as few or as many copies as desired and shipped back to the owner.
Emerald Coast Public Relations Organization will meet at 11:30 a.m. March 26 at Angler’s Beachside Grill on Okaloosa Island. March’s topic will be "Hospitality and A Crisis” presented by Nicole Scott. Cost is $15/members, $20/non-members, and $10/full-time students. For information, visit www.ecpro.org, call 525-9446 or email Jessica@ramadafwb.com.
Destin Business Builders
Destin Business Builders Networking group meets from 7:15-8:45 every Wednesday at the Destin United Methodist Life Center. Call 651-1300, ext. 13.
Coffee and Cars
Emerald Coast Muscle Car Club hosts Coffee and Cars the last Sunday of every month in Uptown Station in Fort Walton Beach. For information, call 200-2465 or email email@example.com.
Food Buying Club
A small group interested in eating healthy and purchasing smart meets at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at 125 Scottsdale Court in Mary Esther. On the second Tuesday, the group meets at Fountain Square in downtown Fort Walton Beach for the Growing Local film series. Call 863-4040.
Kiwanis Club of Destin
The Kiwanis Club of Destin meets every Thursday at 8 a.m. at the Destin Methodist Church Life Center on Beach Drive in Destin. The public is invited to attend the club’s weekly meetings.
The Destin Rotary meets at 7:15 a.m. every Tuesday at Rutherford’s 465. Call 269-1080.
Flotilla 1-4 USCG Auxiliary
Flotilla 1-4 USCG Auxiliary meets at 8 a.m. on the second Saturday of each month at Coast Guard Station Destin on Okaloosa Island. Anyone wishing to become a member is welcome to attend. Prior military duty is not required. Call 865-9130 or email www.flotilla14.info.
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.
The Destin Optimist Club meets at noon on the second Thursday of each month at The Lighthouse restaurant. Cost of lunch is $11. Call 650-2800.