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 25
• Environmental/Tree Committee, 4 p.m. March 26
• Bid Committee, 9:30 a.m. March 28
• Code Enforcement Board, 5:309 p.m. March 28
The Pastel Society of North Florida will meet from 9:30-11:30 a.m. March 23 at the Destin Library, 150 Sibert Ave. Carrie Raeburn, president of the Pastel Society, will do a presentation on designing a hard-bound, professional art portfolio using I-Book which can then be uploaded to Apple and printed in as few or as many copies as desired and shipped back to the owner.
The Okaloosa County Commission on the Status of Women will meet at 5 p.m. March 25 in the JobsPlus conference room in City Plaza, 415 Racetrack Road, in Fort Walton Beach. Okaloosa County Commissioner Nathan Boyles (District 3) will speak about the current state of the Okaloosa County Tourist Development Council.
Emerald Coast Public Relations Organization will meet at 11:30 a.m. March 26 at Angler’s Beachside Grill on Okaloosa Island. March’s topic will be "Hospitality and A Crisis” presented by Nicole Scott. Cost is $15/members, $20/non-members, and $10/full-time students. For information, visit www.ecpro.org, call 525-9446 or email Jessica@ramadafwb.com.
Destin Woman's Club
The Destin Woman's Club will meet at 11 a.m. April 10 at Fire in Gulf Place. The speaker will be Dr. Michael Archer with Emerald Coast Plastic Surgery. Reservations must be made by April 5. Email email@example.com. Lunch is $20.
The Okaloosa County Republican Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. March 28 at American Legion Post 235, 105 S.W. Hollywood Blvd. in Fort Walton Beach. Sheriff Larry Ashley and School Superintendent Mary Beth Jackson will present the latest information on school safety in Okaloosa County. Price of dinner is $12. Make reservations at 651- 5049.
The Republican Women of Okaloosa Federated will meet at 11:30 a.m. April 3 at Holiday Inn Resort on Okaloosa Island. Okaloosa County Tax Collector Ben Anderson will give an update on what’s happening at the Tax Collector’s office. USO Support is requesting microwave/non-refrigerated snack cups (macaroni & cheese, cup of noodles, etc.). Make reservations by noon March 29 at 651-5416 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Cost of lunch is $16/members and $18/guests.
Friends of the Destin Library
The Friends of the Destin Library will meet at 3 p.m. May 7. Program is Mind, Body & Spirit (a Sanity “Sampler”) by Maria Sellers, area massage therapist and relaxation consultant. This program is free and open to the general public. Seating limited so plan on arriving prior to the start time to assure a place.
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 email@example.com.
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.