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.

• City Council Workshop, 5:30 p.m. March 11

• Public Works/Public Safety, 5:30 p.m. March 12

• Harbor CRA-AC, 5:30 p.m. March 13

Genealogical Society

The Genealogical Society of Okaloosa County will meet at 10 a.m. March 9 at the Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida, 115 Westview Ave. in Valparaiso.   Mr. Dale Cox, writer and historian, will speak on “Seminole Wars in this Area.” Meetings are followed by a Dutch treat lunch at a local restaurant.  Call 678-2023.

Democratic Executive Committee

The Okaloosa County Democratic Executive Committee will meet at 6 p.m. March 12 at Democratic Headquarters, 60 Second Street, Unit 305, in Shalimar. Discussion and plans to further expand Democrat membership in North Okaloosa County will be discussed. Call 609-3367.


The American Society for Training & Development Emerald Coast Chapter will meet from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 12 in the new Student Services Center at NWFSC in Niceville. Program will be Lifelines for Shoestring Training Budgets: The Funds and Resources Available to Get Your People Trained.  Cost is $20/non-members, $15/chapter members.

Writers In Sandals

Writers In Sandals, for those interested in writing, will meet from 10:30 a.m. to noon March 16 at the Destin Library. Don Schroeder, author of “Air Raid Nights & Radio Days,” will discuss Writing Memoirs.


The Okaloosa County Republican Party Executive Committee will meet at 6 p.m. March 18 at the Niceville City Council Chambers, 208 N. Partin Drive. All registered Republicans are welcome to join OCREC. Precinct leaders are needed throughout the county. Call 863-2301.


The Northwest Florida Coast Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association will meet at 11:30 a.m. March 19 at Jim 'N Nick's in Destin. Featured speaker will be Matt Titus, president of SEOM Solutions, who will speak about The Hierarchy of a Website: SEO and Content Strategies to Achieve Results. Cost is $12/students, $15/members and $20/non-members. Make reservations by 5 p.m. March 15 at

Horticulture Studies

The Tri-County Horticulture Studies group will meet from 10 a.m. to noon March 21 at the Santa Rosa County Extension Service, 6263 Dogwood Drive in Milton. The program is about greenhouses. Contact

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

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.

Destin Rotary

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

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.

Optimist Club

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.