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, noon Jan. 13
• Public Work/Public Safety, 5:30 p.m. Jan. 14
• Destin Youth Council, 4 p.m. Jan. 15
• Town Center CRA-AC, 5:30 p.m. Jan. 15
• Local Planning Agency, 5:30 p.m. Jan. 16
The Genealogy Society of Okaloosa County will meet at 10 a.m. Jan. 11 at the Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida in Valpariso. Speaker will be Hank Klein, who will present Publishing and Enjoying Your Genealogy Work.
A Planning meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Jan. 15 followed byAuxiliary General meeting, 6:30 p.m. and Post General meeting, 7 p.m. at American Legion Post 296, 311 Main Street in Destin.
• Jan. 21: Cub Scouts meet from 6:30-7:30 p.m.
The Tri-County Horticulture Studies Group meets from 10 a.m. to noon Jan. 16 at the Okaloosa County Road Department training room, 1759 S. Ferdon Blvd. in Crestview. The subjects for study are container grown plants. Participants are welcome to bring refreshments to share with the group. Drinks will be provided.
Following the lecture, the group will visit Crestview Hydroponics. Fresh produce will be available for sale, including tomatoes. A group lunch follows at Wild Olive Restaurant. Call 678-2842 or email email@example.com before Jan. 11 to make reservation.
Writers In Sandals
Writers In Sandals will meet from 10:30 a.m. to noon Jan. 18 at the Destin Library. Looking Back and Planning Forward is the topic with a writing assignment focusing on a 2014 list of New Year's writing resolutions.
Democratic Executive Committee
The Okaloosa County Democratic Executive Committee will meet at 6 p.m. Jan. 20 at headquarters, 60 Second Street, Suite 305 in Shalimar. Call 609-3367 for more information
Digital User Groups
The Destin Library has scheduled the following upcoming January User Group Meetings for individuals who own and use digital devices from 6-7:30 p.m. Call 83-8572.
• Jan. 21: Craigslist Users Group
• Jan. 23: Kindle Fire Users Group
• Jan. 28: Facebook Users Group
• Jan. 30: iPad Users Group
The Emerald Coast Public Relations Organization will meet at 11:30 a.m. Jan. 21 at Angler’s Beachside Grill on Okaloosa Island. January’s topic will be “All about You in 2014.” Cost is $15/members, $20/non-members, and $10/full-time students. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 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.
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.