Due to upcoming weather conditions surrounding Tropical Storm Karen, events are subject to cancellation.
The 35th annual Destin Seafood Festival has been canceled indefinitely.
Area codes are 850 unless noted.
FORT WALTON BEACH - The Fort Walton Beach Jaycees will sponsor the eighth annual American Red Cross Vein Drain Blood from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 5 in Santa Rosa Mall Concourse. This is the kick-off event for the FWB Jaycees Annual Haunted House to be held beginning at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, with bonus nights Oct. 30-Nov. 2. Call 376-8567.
NICEVILLE - The Mac Users Group will meet at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 7 at the NWF State College Student Services Building, Room 132. John Leake will present “Restoring old Photos.” Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 862-3327 for information.
Destin City Hall
DESTIN - 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.
• CPA Board, 5 p.m. Oct. 7
• City Council, 6 p.m. Oct. 7
• Bid Committee, 9:30 a.m. Oct. 8
• Public Works/Public Safety Committee, 5:30 p.m. Oct. 8
• Harbor CRA-AC, 5:30 p.m. Oct. 9
• City Council Workshop (Tier 3), 5:30 p.m. Oct. 10
Fine Arts Show
FORT WALTON BEACH Â– The 30th Northwest Florida Tri-County Fair Fine Arts Show, sponsored by the Arts and Design Society and the Northwest Florida Fair Board, takes place from 5-10 p.m. Oct. 7-11 and 12-6 p.m. Oct. 12 at the C.H. Bull Rigdon Fairgrounds. Artworks in every medium will be on display with high â€‚school and middle school art will be a special feature. The Opening Reception is from 2-4 p.m. Oct. 6. Call 582-1329.
Wednesday Night Concert Series
SANDESTIN - The Village of Baytowne Wharf hosts a free concert with Grady Champion from 6-8 p.m. Oct. 9 in the Events Plaza. Call 267-8186.
Americana Under The Stars
SANTA ROSA BEACH – Lucky Mud performs in a family/pet friendly concert series, Americana Under the Stars, from 6-8 p.m. Oct. 10 in the amphitheater at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park. Open mic begins at 6 p.m. Bring a chair and beverage. Free admission into park and a suggested donation of $5 goes to the Friends of Topsail Hill.
Photography and Digital Arts Gallery Show
FORT WALTON BEACH - The Arts and Design Society’s 14th Annual Photography and Digital Arts Show, featuring outstanding photography, runs through Oct. 11. Admission is free and open to the public. The gallery is at 17 First Street, SE.
DESTIN - The Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge presents their Eighth Annual Haunted House at the Destin Harbor Boardwalk at 7 p.m. Oct. 5 and Oct. 11-12. Small children are not recommended. Admission is $9. Parking is free with the exception of October 4-5 due to the Seafood Festival.
Sesame Street Live
PANAMA CITY – Join Elmo, Abby Cadabby, Murray and all the Sesame Street friends as they bring the magic of music to life at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 11 at Marina Civic Center, 8 Harrison Ave. Kids’ matinee at 10:30 a.m. with $10 tickets. Tickets are $15 and $22 at 763-4696 and www.ticketmaster.com. For information, visit www.sesamestreetlive.com.
Buy the Bayou Auction & Wine Tasting
NICEVILLE - The Niceville Valparaiso Chamber of Commerce presents the 14th Annual Buy the Bayou Auction & Wine Tasting at 6 p.m. Oct. 11 at Northwest Florida State College, Student Services Center. Event includes a silent and live auction, dessert auction, wine tasting, food and networking. Tickets, $25, are available at the Chamber office. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Friends of the Niceville Library, Sharing & Caring of Niceville and the Taylor Haugen Foundation. Call 678-2323.
Star Gazing by the Shore
DESTIN - Volunteers from the Northwest Florida Astronomy Association will set up telescopes for public viewing of the night sky from 4-10 p.m. Oct. 12 at Henderson Beach State Park. Also, prior to sunset, the telescopes will be equipped for safe viewing of the sun. The park will close at sunset. All those attending the star gaze should arrive prior to sunset. Call park for sunset time. Program included in park admission fee. Call 837-7550.
SANDESTIN - The third annual Emerald Coast Duck Regatta begins at 10 a.m. Oct. 12 in the Events Plaza at Baytowne Wharf with children’s activities including a scavenger hunt and Abrakadoodle Face Painting. The Duck Regatta begins at 1 p.m. with up to 5,000 rubber ducks racing across the Lagoon. Make a donation of $10 or more to Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast Guild to adopt a duck. Proceeds will help fund new and/or improved hospital services. Adopt ducks at http://www.emeraldcoastduckregatta.com/ or in the Sacred Heart Hospital Gift Shop.
This Is The 60s
NICEVILLE - Travel back in time when the national touring concert experience “This Is The 60s” hits the stage at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 12 at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center at Northwest Florida State College. The event is part of the college’s year-long 50th Anniversary celebration. A $50 ticket includes a 50th Anniversary Gala Reception from 6-7:30 p.m. in the Art Galleries prior to the show plus VIP reserved seating for the show. Show-only tickets are $35 each. Purchaseby phone or web from the Mattie Kelly Arts Center Box Office. Call 729-6000 or visit www.mattiekellyartscenter.org.
NICEVILLE - In honor of NWFSC’s 50th Anniversary, the Mattie Kelly Arts Center Galleries presents “From the Vault: 50 years of Collecting from OWJC to NWF State College” through Oct. 12 in the Holzhauer and McIlroy Galleries. Selections from the college’s extensive Permanent Collection showcase the history of art collecting at the college, from the days of Okaloosa-Walton Junior College to Northwest Florida State College. Call 729-6000.