Area codes are 850 unless noted.




Cat Ciao!



DESTIN – A charity lunch to benefit Feline Friends of Destin will be held from 12-1 p.m. Nov. 28 at Carrabba's. Minimum of $20 donation. Door prizes include a 2-night, 2-bed condo stay. Purchase tickets at http://ffod_carrabbascharitylunch.eventbrite.com/#, at The Cat Clinic in Destin or the PetSmart Adoption Center on weekends, or call 837-3869.



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.



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.



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.



Gospel Brunch



DESTIN – A gospel brunch featuring D'Vine will be held at 11:30 a.m. Dec. 2 in the Ballroom of the Emerald Grande at HarborWalk Village. Cost is $55 per person and includes all food, mimosas and Bloody Mary bar, gratuity and performance.



The sophisticated vocals and rich harmonies of international Gospel trio D’Vine have inspired audiences around the world. The ladies of D’Vine have performed for former President Jimmy Carter, Bishop Desmond Tutu, sports legend Hank Aaron and have been featured with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Sinfonia Gulf Coast. This a capella performance as they travel through gospel standards will be certain to inspire and uplift. The culinary team of the Legendary’s Emerald Grande will provide a pre-concert brunch.



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.