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Wednesday Night Concert Series
Bring your chairs and blankets and enjoy a free concert under the stars with Gold & Motion at 7 p.m. Aug. 15 in the Events Plaza in Baytowne Wharf.
• Aug. 22: The Graytones
• Aug. 29: Chris Alvarado
• Sept. 5: The Blenders
• Sept. 12: Forrest Williams
• Sept. 19: Modern Eldorados
• Sept. 26: The Courtyard Saints
• Oct. 3: Mose Wilson & The Delta Twang
• Oct. 10: Brandon Santini
• Oct. 17: Matt McCarty Quintet
• Oct. 24: Boukou Groove
Act4Mystery will perform “Decked Out for Death” at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 16 at La Paz Destin, 950 Gulf Shore Drive. Seating be-gins at 7 p.m. La Paz serves a full Fajita Bar for $34.95 for the dinner and show. Reservations can be made at www.act4mystery.com.
• Aug. 23: Revenge at the Reunion
• Aug. 30: Foul Play on the Speedway
Rock the Docks
Enjoy a free concert with the music of Flash Flood at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 18 on the HarborWalk Village stage.
Paddle at the Porch
The seventh annual Paddle at the Porch pad-dle board race, sponsored by Destin ER, will take place on Aug. 18 behind The Back Porch Seafood & Oyster House in Destin. It offers races for all skill and age levels, with a Kids’ Fun Paddle, 1-Mile Beginner Ride, 3-Mile Recreational Race, and 6-Mile Elite Race. Races start at 9 a.m. Register at paddleguru.com/races. Find all race details at PaddleAtThePorch.com or follow Face-book.com/PaddleAtThePorch.
Groovin’ On The Green
The Carillon Beach Institute presents a free concert with Reasonable Doubt from 7-9 p.m. Aug. 20 on the Village Green. Food and beverage ven-dors will be on site.
• Aug. 27: True Soul
• Sept. 2: Raised on the Radio
ADSO window display
During August, The Arts and Design Society present the work of Anne Johnston, who is showing her “Just a Little Blue and White” series of oil paintings. Her paintings are displayed in several local venues.. While the window art is available for viewing 24/7, office and gallery hours are 12-4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, and the gallery, which is free to the public, is open also from 1-4 p.m. Saturday. The Art Center Gallery is at 17 First Street SE in Fort Walton Beach.
Independent Film Series
The Friends Guild of the Destin Library will sponsor a movie, “Wonder,” a drama, family movie, at 2 p.m. Aug. 21 at the Destin Library. The free movie is open to the public and directed toward a mature audience.
Based on the New York Times bestseller, Wonder tells the incredibly inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman, a boy with facial differences who enters fifth grade, attending a mainstream elementary school for the first time.
Stock the Pantry
The fifth annual Stock the Pantry Party will kick off Food For Thought’s Back to School efforts from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Aug. 23 at the pantry, 132 Marker Street in Santa Rosa Beach. Watch local teams compete to collect the most food items to fill the pantry shelves for Back to School.
Michael J Thomas
Destin saxophonist and vocalist Michael J Thomas will perform from 2-4 p.m. Aug. 25 at Barnes & Noble in Destin. His CDs and vinyl will be available for signing.
The Village of Baytowne Wharf will pre-sent the classic family friendly film “Little Rascals” at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 30 on the Events Plaza Lawn. The free movie is open to the public.
• Sept. 27: The Lion King
• Oct. 25: Hocus Pocus
United for a Good Cause Inc. will host Hispanic Fest 2018 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sept. 8 at the Emerald Coast Convention Center on Okaloosa Island. It is a family-oriented, cultural and educational event showcasing the best of Hispanic folklore, live and DJ music, food, and culture. Proceeds benefit the 14th Annual Emerald Coast Christmas Miracle Needy Children’s Fiesta.
Enjoy live and local music with Nash Next from 6-8 p.m. Sept. 8 on the Events Plaza lawn at The Village of Baytowne Wharf. Village merchants will have game day specials and more than 90 TV's will cheer on teams.
• Sept. 15: Donnie Sundal
• Sept. 22: Rust & Golf
• Sept. 29: Coconut Radio
Concerts in the Village
Enjoy a night under the stars with Emerald Gold's music, fast or slow, R&B, Motown, classic rock, or blues, is meant to be danced to from 7-9 p.m. Sept. 13 at the Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation’s Cultural Arts Village on Commons Drive in Destin. Bring a bottle of wine, a craft beer, snacks and a blanket or chair. Gates open at 6. Tickets are $15/adults and free to MKAF members and children 12 and under and can be purchased at the door.
• Sept. 20: Luke Langford & 331 South is a high energy band de-livering music with a punch of Texas & Red Dirt, outlaw, classic and modern country.
• Sept. 27: Pickled Pickers play southern rock, blues, R&B, country, and bluegrass ... feel good to the soul kind of tunes.
• Oct. 4: Forrest Williams Band is a singer/songwriter cover-ing a variety of music from soul to blues, a little bit of country and reggae.
• Oct. 11: The Wide Open, a diverse and soulful Americana duo, fuse soulful southern blues and folk with modern roots and Delta Rag Time.
Call to Artists: 35th Northwest Florida Fair Fine Arts Show
The Arts and Design Society is calling all artists to participate in the upcoming 35th Northwest Florida Fair Fine Arts Show Sept. 25-29, open to all artists, in any medium. Cash awards. Artists must turn in works for the show from 12-5 p.m. Sept. 21 and 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 22. Entry fee for adults is $30/up to 5 pieces; high school and middle school students, $2/piece, up to 5 pieces. A copy of the entry form with details is available at http://artsdesignsociety.org. For more informa-tion, call 582-1329.
Grand Boulevard Farmers’ Market
The market will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday in Grand Park in Miramar Beach between Cantina Laredo and Tommy Bahama’s. Vendors will offer locally sourced food-based items including produce, eggs, milk, butter, grass-fed beef, chicken, lamb, and pork, honey, pickled vegetables and gourmet jams. Market is held on Wednesdays from Memorial Day through Labor Day.
30A Farmers’ Market
Walk through the park like setting with shade trees, a fountain, cobblestone walkways and visit friendly farmers and bakers from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays at Seascape Resort Towne Centre in Miramar Beach.