All area codes are 850 unless specified.
Destin City Hall
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.
• Executive session, 5 p.m. Oct. 21
• City Council, 6 p.m. Oct. 21
• Bid Committee, 9:30 a.m., Oct. 22
• Environmental/Tree Committee, 4 p.m. Oct. 22
• Destin Youth Council, 4 p.m. Oct. 24
• Code Enforcement Board, 5:30 p.m. Oct. 24
Emerald Coast Public Relations Organization will meet at 11:30 a.m. Oct. 22 at Angler’s Beachside Grill on Okaloosa Island. Featured guest Kathy Morrow presents “Public Speaking: Stand up, speak and get your message out without fear.”
Cost is $15/members, $20/non-members, and $10/full-time students. Call 525-9446 or email Jessica@ramadafwb.com.
National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association, Chapter 1428, will meet at 11 a.m. Oct. 22 at Golden Corral in Fort Walton Beach. This will be a working meeting. Open to all current and retired federal employees.
American Legion Post 296, 311 Main Street, will hold the following meetings. Call 837-3818.
• Oct. 22, 29: Main Street Betterment Alliance meets at 6 p.m.
• Oct. 23: Boy Scouts meet at 6:30 p.m.
The Okaloosa County Republican Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 24 at American Legion Post 235, 105 S.W. Hollywood Blvd. in Fort Walton Beach. Mike Hill, newly elected Representative for Florida House District 2, will speak and give his perspective and his initiatives for the upcoming legislative session. Price of dinner is $12. All visitors are welcome. RSVP at 651-5049.
The Sand Dunes Chapter of Embroiderers’ Guild of America will meet from 9:30 a.m. to noon Oct. 28 and 6-8:30 p.m. Oct. 24 in room 400, First United Methodist Church of Niceville. Call 496-3466.
The Choctawhatchee Audubon Society will meet at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 7 in Room 130 of the Student Services Center at the Niceville campus of Northwest Florida State College. Jeff Talbert, biologist and wildlife photographer, presents “Resource Management at Topsail Hill State Park.” The meeting is free and open to the public. Call 582-7064.
The Main Street Betterment Alliance meets at 6 p.m. Tuesdays at the American Legion, 311 Main Street. Call 837-3818.
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.
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.