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 President’s Day, closed Feb. 18
• City Council Workshop, 5:30 p.m. Feb. 19
• City Council, 6:30 p.m. Feb. 19
• Town Center CRA-AC, 5:30 p.m. Feb. 20
The Emerald Coast Philosophical Society will meet at 3 p.m. Feb. 17 at the Kelly Plantation Owners' Club. Dr. Johnny Savage will lead the discussion on "How do you find peace in this tumultuous and chaotic world?” Call 424-6925.
Republican Executive Committee
The Okaloosa County Republican Party Executive Committee will meet at 6 p.m. Feb. 18 at the Niceville City Council Chambers, 208 N. Partin Drive. OCREC's members are representatives of their precinct in the county. Call 863-2301.
The Tri-county Horticulture Studies Group will meet from 10 a.m. to noon Feb. 21 at the Fort Walton Beach County Extension Annex, 127 Hollywood Blvd. The program, given by Okaloosa County Horticulture Extension Agent Sheila Dunning, will be about seed propagation, including seed gathering and planting techniques. This program is free and open to the public.
The Emerald Coast Parrothead Club will hold its monthly phlocking from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Feb. 22 at Howl at the Moon on Okaloosa Island. Call 642-8766.
The Sand Dunes Chapter of Embroiderers' Guild of America will meet from 9:30 a.m. to noon Feb. 25 in room 400, First United Methodist Church of Niceville. The night group meets from 6-8:30 p.m. Feb. 28. Visitors are welcome.
Emerald Coast Public Relations Organization will meet at 11:30 a.m. Feb. 26 at Angler’s Beachside Grill on Okaloosa Island. February’s topic will be “Movers, Shakers and Moneymakers 2013” presented by Mark Hamrick, chairman of the board for the Greater Fort Walton Beach Chamber of Commerce. Cost is $15/members, $20/non-members, and $10/full-time students. Call 525-9446 or email Jessica@ramadafwb.com.
Niceville Garden Club
The Niceville Garden Club will meet at 6 p.m. Feb. 26 in the Niceville Library. Marie Harrison, master gardener, will present "Growing Herbs in Northwest Florida." Call 573-2422.
The Okaloosa County Republican Club will meet at 6:15 p.m. Feb. 28 at the American Legion Hall on Hollywood Boulevard in Fort Walton Beach. Guest speakers be County Commissioners Dave Parisot and Don Amunds along with Tax Collector Ben Anderson and Clerk of Court Don Howard. Dinner reservations may be made at 651-5049. Price of the meal is $12.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.