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Gumbo Contest/Silent Auction
DESTIN Ė The Destin History & Fishing Museumís annual Gumbo Contest and Silent Auction Fundraiser will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 26 at the Destin Community Center. Advance tickets are $10/adult and available at the Museum. Admission will be $12 at the door the day of the event. Call 837-6611 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
DESTIN Ė Events at American Legion Post 296, 311 Main Street, include the following. Events are open to the public. Call 837-3818.
ēJan. 26: Karaoke in the Lounge with Jim Hubbard 7:30-11:30
ē Jan. 27: Jabbo & Friends 4-7 p.m.
ē Jan. 28: Bingo 6-8 p.m.; Boy Scouts 6:30-7:30 p.m.
ē Jan. 30: Cub Scouts 6:30-7:30 p.m.
ē Feb. 1: Deep South 7-11 p.m.
ē Feb. 2: Karaoke with Jim Hubbard 7:30-11:30 p.m.
Winter Guest Concert Series
DESTIN Ė All winter guests and locals are invited to enjoy a performance from Ballet Conservatory from 2-4 p.m. Jan. 27 at HarborWalk Village.
Great Night of Methodist Singing
NICEVILLE Ė The Great Night of Singing Jan. 27 features a large combined choir of approximately 230 voices, smaller vocal ensembles, and orchestra on the Mainstage at Mattie Kelly Arts Center. Even the audience gets to sing. This very popular and unique event is a combined effort of nine area United Methodist Churches ó Destin UMC, First UMC of Crestview, First UMC of Fort Walton Beach, Mary Esther UMC, Navarre UMC, Niceville UMC, Shalimar UMC, St. Mark UMC, and Trinity UMC. No admission charge and the public is invited.
Snowbird Movie Matinees
DESTIN ¬ĖThe Destin Library will host a free movie matinee, ¬ďTrouble with the Curve,¬Ē for winter visitors at 2 p.m. Jan 30. Seating limited to 30 on a first‚Äźcome, first‚Äźserve basis. Call 837-8572.
NICEVILLE Ė The Tony Award winning production of HAIR, a joyous celebration of youth and a poignant journey through a tumultuous 1960ís America, begins at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 30 at Mattie Kelly Arts Center at Northwest Florida State College, Mainstage. For mature audiences; parental discretion advised. Tickets are $45. Group discount of $5 off per ticket is available for groups of 10 or more. Call 729-6000 or visit www.mattiekellyartscenter.org.
Baytowne on Ice
SANDESTIN Ė 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. Call 816-682-1003 for times and special skating packages.
Tasting of Champions
SANDESTIN Ė The Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundationís Tasting of Champions to benefit children in need in Northwest Florida will be held from 6-8 p.m. Feb. 1 in the Coral Ballroom at Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf & Beach Resort. Sample more than 600 South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival entries. Tickets are $50 at dcwaf.org.
NICEVILLE Ė Soka Gakkai International presents The Century of Women, a national traveling exhibit, in both galleries at the Mattie Kelly Fine & Performing Arts Center through Feb. 1. The exhibit highlights both ordinary and prominent women from around the world who have dedicated themselves to a fair and peaceful future. Call 729-6044.
Call to Artists
FORT WALTON BEACH Ė The Arts and Design Society is inviting artists across the Southeast to submit works for the 21st Southeast Regional Juried Fine Arts Exhibition, hosted by Northwest Florida State College. JPEG images are due by midnight Feb. 4 for the Exhibition, which runs from April 21 through May 31. Call 244-1271.