Area codes are 850 unless noted.



American Legion



DESTIN – Events at American Legion Post 296, 311 Main Street, include the following. Events are open to the public. Call 837-3818.



• Dec. 1: Flag Pole Dedication and Ceremony, 11 a.m. at Clement Taylor Park
• Dec. 2: JW Adams, 4-7 p.m. in the ballroom
• Dec. 3: Bingo, 6-8 p.m.
• Dec. 7: Karaoke, 7:30 p.m. in the lounge; Deep South Country Band, 7-11 p.m. in the ballroom
• Dec. 8: American Legion District meeting, 10 a.m. in the ballroom



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. In December, the work of stained-glass artist Tappy Henson will be on display. Call 244-1271.



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.



Fall concert



NICEVILLE – The Junior Orchestra of Northwest Florida State College will present its Fall Concert at 11 a.m. Dec. 8 in Tyler Recital Hall in the Music Wing of NWFSC. Call 651-4308.



Youth Orchestra concert



NICEVILLE – The Northwest Florida Symphony Youth Orchestra presents its annual Fall Concert at 3 p.m. Dec. 9 at the Mattie Kelley Arts Center of NWFSC. The performance will include music by Beethoven, Dvorak, Grieg and Offenbach along with some favorite holiday selections. The NFSYO’s musical ensemble “High Voltage” will also perform two selections. The concert is free and open to the public; however donations to support the youth program are welcomed. Call 729-5382.



Cirque Chinois



NICEVILLE – Direct from Beijing, the National Circus of the People’s Republic of China will perform their new international sensation "Cirque Chinois" at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 12 at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center at Northwest Florida State. Tickets are $35 each or $30 each for groups of 10 or more tickets purchased together. Purchase tickets at 729-6000 or 1-888-838-ARTS (2787) Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. or purchase online at www.mattiekellyartscenter.org. Tickets will also be available the night of the show, space permitting, starting at 6 p.m.