All area codes are 850 unless specified.



MUG



The Mac Users Group will meet at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 4 in Room 132 at NWF State College Student Services Building. Eddie Branch will present an overview of “Backup Strategies.” Call 862-3327 or email jeancdutton@mac.com.



Republican Women



The Republican Women of Okaloosa Federated will meet at 11:30 a.m. Nov. 6 at the Wyndam Garden Hotel on Okaloosa Island. Dr. David Goetsch, author and corporate trainer, will be the speaker. At 11 a.m., a fund raising event will take place with Jim Burgess, gold expert, who will evaluate gold pieces, jewelry, diamonds, etc. for purchase. Make reservations by noon Nov. 1 at 651-5416 or donnapattison@cox.net.  Cost is $16/members and $18/guests.



Audubon Society



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.



ECMS



John Voss, a retired air force officer who has been studying longevity for the last several years, will speak on “How to Live to 100” at the Emerald Coast Meditation Society meeting at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 7 at 480 N. Co. Hwy. 393 in Santa Rosa Beach. For information, email nancyjames@embarqmail.com.



Friends of the Destin Library



The Friends of the Destin Library’s meeting at 3 p.m. Nov. 8 will feature a performance by the Emerald Coast Theatre Company. This program is free and open to the public on a first come, first served basis.



Writers In Sandals



The Post Card — A Form of Communication will be the topic when Writers In Sandals meet from 10:30 a.m. to noon Nov. 16 at the Destin Library.



Betterment Alliance



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 dfureigh@fwb.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.



Destin Rotary



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.



Optimist Club



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.