1. Give Blood for Texas

OneBlood will host a blood drive for Texas from 12-6 p.m. Sept. 22 at Best Buy, 34940 Emerald Coast Parkway Suite 150 in Destin. Generally healthy people age 16 or older who weigh at least 110 pounds can donate blood. Photo ID is required. To make appointment, visit oneblood.org/donorcenters.

2. Education Appreciation Day

To celebrate the new school year and honor area educators, The Track Family Fun Park will host Education Appreciation Day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 23. Teachers, administrators and support staff will have 50 percent discount tickets. Tickets can be purchased at the park. Educators must show school credentials or a pay stub. The discount does not apply to the arcade.

3. Home and Boat Show

The Emerald Coast Home and Boat Show includes a boat show and sale along with 120 vendors offering discounted home show specials from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 23 and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 24 at the Emerald Coast Convention Center on Okaloosa Island. Admission to the event will be free. Pizza and snacks will be available for sale.