Area codes are 850 unless noted.



American Legion



DESTIN – Events at American Legion Post 296, 311 Main Street, include the following. Events are open to the public. Call 837-3818.



• May 12: Mother's Day Surprise, breakfast made to order, from 8:15-11:15 a.m. Cost is $6.



• May 17, 24, 31: Karaoke with Brandy, 7:30-11:30 p.m.



• May 27: Memorial Day Ceremony at 11 a.m. at Destin Memorial Cemetery; Hot dogs and hamburgers served at 12:30 p.m. at 311 Main Street.



Wednesday Night Concert Series



SANDESTIN – The Village of Baytowne Wharf presents Big Leg Emma from 7-9 p.m. May 15 in the Events Plaza. Call 267-8186.



• May 22: Dirty Bourbon River Show



• May 29: Soul Track Mind



Concerts in the Village



DESTIN - The Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation’s 18th Annual Concerts in the Village presents Ron Adams “Reflections” at 7 p.m. May 16 at the Mattie Kelly Cultural Arts Village Dugas Pavilion. Admission is $8/adult and children under 12 and MKAF members are free. Call 650-2226.



Scheduled performers include:



• May 23: China Grove, a Tribute Band to the Doobie Brothers



• May 30: Déjà Vu



• June 6: The Mike Veal Band



• June 13: The Craig Woolard Band



• June 20:  Heritage



• June 27: Alter Eagles, A Tribute Band to The Eagles



• July 3: David Seering, An American Patriotic Tribute



Spring Fling Concerts



ROSEMARY BEACH - Enjoy live music on the lawn with Luella and the Sun from 6-8 p.m. May 16 at North Barrett Square.



AmericanaUnder the Stars



SANTA ROSA BEACH - Grant Peeples performs at 6 p.m. May 16 at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park for the concert series, Americana Under the Stars.



• May 23: Rebekah Pulley



• May 30: Bob Patterson



• June 6: James Hawkins



• June 13: Lucky Mud



• June 20: Kelly Hundley



• June 27: Jackson Creek/ Dunn Deal



• July 4: Lucky Mud



• July 11: Brian Smalley



Community Chorus



FORT WALTON BEACH - The Fort Walton Beach Community Chorus will present This is My Country, a musical journey across the United States, at 7:30 p.m. May 17 and 18 and 3 p.m. May 19 at the Fort Walton Beach Municipal Auditorium. Tickets, $12/adults, $10/seniors over 60, and $8/children under 12, are available at Alphy’s Catfish House in Navarre; Connect with Flowers in Shalimar; FNBT.COM branches in Destin and Niceville; P.S. Gifts in Fort Walton Beach; Eglin ITT Office; and the Hurlburt Field Office. Call 543-5298.



Little Black Dress Party



OKALOOSA ISLAND – The Fourth Annual Little Black Dress Party will be held May 18 at the Emerald Coast Convention Center to raise money for local charities to help raise awareness and education of the importance of preventive health and early detection. For tickets, visit www.FWBLittleBlackDressParty.com.



Poker Run



FORT WALTON BEACH - The Blue Knights Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club presents the Deputy Skip York Memorial Emerald Coast Children's Advocacy Center Poker Run on May 18. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. at Heritage Cycles Harley Davidson, 788 North Beal Parkway. Cost is $20/rider and $25 with passenger and includes lunch and music after the ride. Call 612-0261 or email blueknightsflxxv@gmail.com.



Family Fun Arts Fest



DESTIN – The Sixth Annual Okaloosa Arts Alliance Family Fun Fest will be held from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 18 and 19 at HarborWalk Village. The annual event features dozens of local artisans and craft vendors, food and beverages, live music and art performances, free family activities, hands on art projects, educational animal presentations and exhibits, face painting and street performances. A silent auction will help raise funds for OAA and Okaloosa County School Poster contest entries will be on display.



Benefit cruise



SANDESTIN - A sunset cruise on the Solaris to benefit Billy Gray Ministries departs at 6 p.m. May 22 at Baytowne Marina. Board at 5:45 p.m. Attire is resort casual. Cost is $100/person and includes dinner and entertainment, featuring David Seering and a surprise guest. Order tickets at 267-3311 or larrykunkel@cox.net.



Latin Salsa Festival



FORT WALTON BEACH - The sixth-annual Latin Salsa Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. May 25 at the Fort Walton Landing Park, 139 Brooks St. The event includes ethnic foods, a variety of local and out-of-town vendors, fun activities for kids, and the sounds of live salsa music.
The event is free and open to the public. Bring lawn chairs or a blanket to enjoy the music in the park. Call 240-4417 or visit www.boricuasausentes.org.



ArtExhibits



NICEVILLE – The Arts and Design Society, Inc. of Fort Walton Beach presents its 21st regional juried exhibition through May 31 in the McIlroy Gallery at the Mattie Kelly Fine & Performing Arts Center at Northwest Florida State College.



JUNE



Art Exhibits



NICEVILLE - Michael Aurbach’s Secrecy Series and New Work from Denise Choppin will be on exhibit June 11 through July 19 at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center Galleries at NWFSC. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 90 minutes prior to most performances. Call 729-6044.



JULY



Les Misérables



NICEVILLE - Northwest Florida State College presents Les Misérables July 17-20 and 25-27 at the college’s Mattie Kelly Arts Center featuring a cast of talented regional actors. Tickets are $25/adults and $20/youth ages 18 and younger and may be purchased in-person, by phone at 729-6000 or at www.mattiekellyartscenter.org.