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.
• Observance of MLK, Jr. holiday, closed Jan. 21
• Bid Committee, 9:15 a.m. Jan. 22
• Environmental/Tree Committee, 4 p.m. Jan. 22
• Destin Youth Council, 4 p.m. Jan. 23
• Code Enforcement Board, 5:30 p.m. Jan. 24
Writers In Sandals
Write your way into 2013 when Writers In Sandals meets from 10:30 a.m. to noon Jan. 19 at the Destin Library. Each member has the writing assignment to complete “I remember when I” as an opening sentence for a two-page, original piece.
Emerald Coast Public Relations Organization will meet at 11:30 a.m. Jan. 22 at Angler’s Beachside Grill on Okaloosa Island. January’s topic will be “Learn, Develop, Achieve-For Your Full Potential” presented by Julie Cotton. Cost is $15/members, $20/non-members, $10/full-time students and $5/ attend without eating. Call 525-9446 or email Jessica@ramadafwb.com.
The Okaloosa County Republican Club meets at 6:15 p.m. Jan. 24 at the American Legion Hall on Racetrack Road in Fort Walton Beach. Officers to be installed are President Marvin Brigman, 1st Vice President Don Adams, 2nd Vice President Corey Aittama, Corresponding Secretary Carol Koch, Recording Secretary Melissa Windes and Treasurer Ron Webb. Clerk of Court Don Howard will officiate at the induction of the new Board. Make dinner reservations at 651-5049. The price of the meal is $12.
Delta Delta Delta
The Delta Delta Delta Emerald Coast Alumnae Chapter will meet at 11 a.m. Feb. 16 at Mitchell’s Fish Market, 500 Grand Blvd. in Sandestin. Ashley Bailey, crime prevention specialist Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office, will speak on Identity Theft. Lunch follows. Make reservations at 267-1277 or email email@example.com by Feb. 10.
Emerald Coast Public Relations Organization will meet from 6-7:30 p.m. Feb. 12 at the Best Western Beachfront, 380 Santa Rosa Blvd. on Okaloosa Island for its Winter Membership Social. Free appetizers will be provided and drinks will be offered at happy hour pricing courtesy. Cost is $10 per person. RSVP by Jan. 31 at 240-7241 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Okaloosa County Republican Party Executive Committee meets at 6 p.m. the third Monday of each month at the Niceville City Council Chambers, 208 N. Partin Drive in Niceville. Call 609-4401.
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.
Rotary Club of South Walton
The Rotary Club of South Walton meets for breakfast at 7:30 a.m. each Thursday morning at the Embassy Suites, Scenic Hwy. 98 in Miramar Beach. Visiting Rotarians and their guests are welcome. Call 267-2929.
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.