Boating rule workshop

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will hold a public workshop in Fort Walton Beach to address possible rule amendments reducing vessel speed limits within the Florida Intracoastal Waterway in Okaloosa County. The workshop will be held from 6-8 p.m., Friday, March 17 at the Emerald Coast Convention Center, 1250 Miracle Strip Parkway SE.

Amendments to rule 68D-24.146 of the Florida Administrative Code propose the expansion of vessel speed restrictions on the western boundary of the Brooks Bridge boating safety zone due to the presence of the Fort Walton Beach Landing public boat ramp. Other proposed changes include updates to maps and other minor technical changes to language.


Run with the Dogs 5K

The 17th annual Run with the Dogs 5K Run/Walk is set to go at 9 a.m. March 18.

This run is open to individual runners/walkers plus a “stroller division” is offered. Participants may bring their dog, big or small, to run or walk the race. Registration fee is $25 this week. Day-of race registration is $30 and will be from 7:30-8:30 a.m. in the Destin City Hall Annex parking lot at 4100 Indian Bayou Trail. Participants can also register online at until 5 p.m., March 17.


Food for Thought Golf

The sixth annual Food for Thought Golf Tournament is scheduled for April 6.

There will be a shotgun start at 12:45 at Santa Rosa Golf Club.

To register, go to



A low impact aerobics class is offered Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 9 a.m. at the Destin Community Center.

Bring water and towel. Cost is $3 per session. For more information, call 654-5184.


Table Tennis

Table tennis is offered at the Destin Community Center from 9 a.m. until noon on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Paddles and balls are provided. Cost is $3 for non-residents and $2 for year-round Destin residents. For more information, call 654-5184.


Capoeira Martial Arts

Capoeira classes are offered at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Destin Community Center for children and adults of all ages.

Capoeira is a Brazilian martial art that combines the elements of dance, acrobatics and music. For more information, call 654-5184.


Senior Chair Exercise

From 10 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays, senior chair exercise classes are offered at the Destin Community Center.

The chair exercise, for those 50 and older, consists of performing light exercises to help improve balance, flexibility, strength and circulation. The class is free for Destin residents and $2 for non-residents. For more information, call 654-5184.