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.
• Harbor Board, 5 p.m. April 22
• Bid Committee, 9:30 a.m. April 23
• Environmental/Tree Committee, 4 p.m. April 23
• Destin Youth Council, 4 p.m. April 25
Writers In Sandals
Writers In Sandals will meet from 10:30 a.m. to noon April 20 at the Destin Library. Billy Moore, a Florida author of two young adult books, "Cracker’s Mule" and "Little Brother Real Snake," will share his experiences with writing and promoting as well as traditional publishing for hard copy and paperback and the self-publishing market via digital services.
The Okaloosa County Commission on the Status of Women will meet at 5 p.m. April 22 in the JobsPlus conference room in City Plaza, 415 Racetrack Road in Fort Walton Beach.
The Sand Dunes Chapter of Embroiderers' Guild of America will meet from 9:30 a.m. to noon April 22 and 6-8:30 p.m. April 25 in room 400, First United Methodist Church of Niceville.
National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association, Chapter 1428, will meet at 11 a.m. April 23 at Golden Corral in Fort Walton Beach. A representative from Blue Cross/Blue Shield will speak about current health care.
The Post General Membership meeting will be held at 7 p.m. April 24 at Post 296, 311 Main Street. Call 837-3818.
The Emerald Coast Public Relations Organization will meet at 11:30 a.m. April 23 at Angler’s Beachside Grill on Okaloosa Island. Featured guest, Mitch Mongell, shares his experience in the world of healthcare marketing and public relations and his new role as the chief executive officer of the Fort Walton Beach Medical Center. Cost is $15/members, $20/non-members, and $10/full-time students. Call 525-9446 or email Jessica@ramadafwb.com.
The Republican Women of Okaloosa Federated will meet at 11:30 a.m. May 1 at the Holiday Inn Resort on Okaloosa Island. Crime Prevention Specialist Ashley Bailey with the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office will detail the latest scams and techniques thieves have and will tell of the programs to help protect the citizens of Okaloosa County. Make reservations by noon April 26a at 651-5416 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Cost is $16/members and $18/guests.
The Choctawhatchee Audubon Society will meet at 6:30 p.m. May 2 in Room 132 of the new Student Services Center at the Niceville Campus of NWFSC. Peggy Baker of the Frances M. Weston Audubon Society in Pensacola will present a program on the biological diversity of the Blackwater River State Forest. Call 582-7064.
Mac Users Group will be held at 6:30 p.m. May 6 at the NWF State College Student Services Building, Room 132. Warren Schilling will explain how to use a Mac to borrow an eBook from the Okaloosa County Library System. Hilma Jenus will share information from genealogical programs. Email email@example.com or call 862-3327.
Friends of the Destin Library
The Friends of the Destin Library will meet at 3 p.m. May 7. Program is Mind, Body & Spirit (a Sanity “Sampler”) by Maria Sellers, area massage therapist and relaxation consultant. This program is free and open to the general public. Seating limited so plan on arriving prior to the start time to assure a place.
The Northwest Florida Coast Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association will meet at 11:30 a.m. May 21 at Tops'l in Destin. Featured speaker Mickey G. Nall, APR, Fellow PRSA and managing director of Ogilvy Public Relations in Atlanta, will speak about Storytelling, Media Relations, Reputation: Putting it All Together for Your Brand. The cost is $12/students, $15/members and $20/non-members. Reservation deadline is 5 p.m. May 17 at Jessica@ProffittPR.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.