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.
• Executive session, 5 p.m. Feb. 24
• Special City Council, 6 p.m. Feb. 24
• Bid Committee, 9:15 a.m. Feb. 25
• Environmental/Tree Marketing, 5:30 p.m. Feb. 25
• Destin Youth Council, 5 p.m. Feb. 26
• Code Enforcement Board, 5:30 p.m. Feb. 27
The Emerald Angels of the Gulf Coast Chapter of The Ninety-Nines, Inc., an international organization of women pilots, will meet Feb. 22 in Destin. To learn more, email EAGC99s@gmail.com.
National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association, Chapter 1428, will meet at 11 a.m. Feb. 25 at Golden Corral in Fort Walton Beach. Speaker will be Gary Mills, Command Hearing Centers, who will discuss and answer questions concerning Blue Cross/Blue Shield's Federal Retiree's benefits on hearing aids with no out of pocket expenses. Mills has offered to pay for NARFE member's lunch. Open to all current and retired federal employees.
Emerald Coast Public Relations Organization will meet at 11:30 a.m. Feb. 25 at Angler’s Beachside Grill on Okaloosa Island. The topic will be “How Did Florida’s 2014 Winter Storm Impact You?” presented by Kathy Newby. Cost is $15/members, $20/non-members, and $10/full-time students. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Okaloosa County Republican Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 27 at American Legion Post 235, 105 S.W. Hollywood Blvd. Bruce Miller, public defender for the 1st Judicial Circuit of Florida, will be the guest speaker and discuss the functions of his office and give his perspective on the judicial process. Price of dinner is $15 and includes drinks and gratuity. Make dinner reservations at 586-1325.
The Mac Users Group will meet at 6:30 p.m. March 3 at the NWFSC Student Services Building — Room 132. Ray Muston will present a two-part program. The first half hour will cover some basics of the Contacts application — adding, editing, removing contacts plus creating and using groups. At 7 p.m., Muston will switch to “How to create beautiful interactive books for your iPad by using the application Pages for Mac.” Call 862-3327 or email email@example.com for information.
The Republican Women of Okaloosa Federated will meet at 11:30 a.m. March 5 at the Wyndham Garden Hotel on Okaloosa Island. Okaloosa County Commissioner Nathan Boyles will be the speaker. To make reservations, call 651-5416 or email firstname.lastname@example.org by noon Feb. 28. Cost is $18/members and $20/guests.
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.