Area codes are 850 unless noted.



Independent film series



DESTIN – The Friends Guild of the Destin Library presents an independent and foreign film at 7 p.m. Nov. 20. The program is free and open to the public. Films are unrated and directed toward mature audiences. Seating will be limited to 60 on a first come, first served basis.



Baytowne on Ice



SANDESTIN – The ice skating rink at The Village of Baytowne Wharf will be open through Jan. 31 at the Apex Broadcasting Skating Pavilion. For $10 guests can skate for an hour and a half. Skate rental is $2. The first hour of each day is reserved for "kids skate" for youth 12 and under. Season passes are available for $140. During November bring two non-perishable cans of food for Harvest House of Destin and receive a free skate rental. Call 816-682-1003 for times and special skating packages.



DMS Concert and Silent Auction



DESTIN – The Destin Middle School Fall Concert and Silent Auction will be held at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 29 at Village Baptist Church, 101 Matthew Blvd. The auction bidding begins at 6 p.m. The concert is free.



Media, Mix and Mingle



DESTIN – The American Advertising Federation Emerald Coast chapter hosts its annual Media, Mix and Mingle, formerly known as the Media Auction, at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 29 at Hard Rock Cafe in Destin Commons as part of its 20th Anniversary celebration. Tickets are $10/person and include heavy hors d'oeuvres and two drink tickets and cash bar. Donations such as graphic design, photography, gift certificates and vacation packages will be accepted.



For additional information and to complete a donation, please contact the Auction Committee at auction@aafemeraldcoast.com. Some of the organizations receiving funds from the event will be the Boys and Girls Club, Habitat for Humanity and Children in Crisis.



Window Gallery Display



FORT WALTON BEACH – To showcase the work of local artists, the Arts and Design Society presents exhibits in their studio windows facing First Street. During November, the works of mixed-media artist Violet Nicklen, who brings a fresh approach to her work, are on display for easy viewing. Call 244-1271.



Pastel Society Juried Exhibition



NICEVILLE – The Pastel Society of North Florida will host its 12th Biennial National Juried All-Pastel Exhibition through Nov. 30 at Mattie Kelly Arts Center Galleries, 100 College Blvd. at Northwest Florida State College. The exhibition is free and open to the public. For information, email artgalleries@NWFSC.edu or 729-6044.



DECEMBER



A World Affair



SANDESTIN – A World Affair will be held from 1-4 p.m. Dec. 2 at the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort’s Linkside Exhibition Hall and will celebrate food, dance and culture from around the world. Several Emerald Coast restaurants will serve a selection of international foods, and area performing arts groups will demonstrate cultural dances. An international fashion show will showcase traditional clothing from a variety of countries, and a silent auction will be held.



All proceeds benefit Covenant Hospice’s unfunded programs in Okaloosa and Walton counties. Covenant Hospice needs restaurants to participate and items for the silent auction. Corporate sponsorships are available and range from $100 to $2,500. Call 598-4815.



Wednesday Night Concerts



SANDESTIN – Enjoy a special holiday edition of the Concert Series from 6-8 p.m. Wednesdays in the Events Plaza at the Village of Baytowne Wharf through the month of December.



Sounds of the Season



DESTIN – The Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation will present their annual Christmas concert, Sounds of the Season, at 7 p.m. Dec. 7 at Village Baptist Church.



Admission is a donation of an unwrapped child’s toy to be distributed among the participating church’s outreach ministries. A love offering at intermission will benefit the Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation’s “All Kinds of Art” program, a children’s educational outreach for the literary, performing and visual arts.



Call 650-2226 or visit www.mattiekellyartsfoundation.org



Holiday Lantern Parade



SANDESTIN – The Third annual Baytowne Holiday Lantern Parade will take place at 6 p.m. Dec. 15 with paper lanterns in the shapes of iconic symbols of the holiday season. Individuals and groups are invited to participate by making their own paper lanterns. Sandestin Homeowners will light up their golf carts and join in the fun as they pass by with parade treats. Call 267-8186.