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.
• City Council Workshop - Economic Development, 6 p.m. May 13
• Bid Committee, 9:30 a.m. May 14
• Town Center CRA-AC, 5:30 p.m. May 15
• Recreation Committee, 4 p.m. May 20
• Destin Youth Council, 4 p.m. May 23
• Code Enforcement, 5:30 p.m. May 23
Meetings at American Legion Post 296, 311 Main Street, include the following. Call 837-3818.
• May 15: Auxiliary Executive meeting, 6 p.m.; Auxiliary General Membership and election of officers, Legion General Membership meeting, 6:30 p.m.; Post Elections 7 p.m.
The Genealogical Society of Okaloosa County will meet at 10 a.m. May 11 at the Heritage Museum, 115 Westview Drive in Valparaiso. Speaker will be Charlotte Grafton, author and speaker on the subject of DNA. Guests are welcome. Dutch treat lunch follows at a local restaurant. Call 678-2023.
Writers In Sandals
Inspired by April guest Billy Moore, a Floridian author, the members of Writers In Sandals are writing one-page submissions containing dialogue and description for the meeting from 10:30-noon May 18 at the Destin Library. Membership is free and open to anyone interested in writing.
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.
The Emerald Coast Public Relations Organization will meet at 11:30 a.m. May 28 at Angler’s Beachside Grill on Okaloosa Island. Guest speaker will be Halifax Media Group’s Business Development and Corporate Communications Director, Lori Catron, who will speak on "How to Communicate with the Media." Cost is $15/members, $20/non-members, and $10/full-time students. 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.