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.

• Town Center CRA-AC, 5:30 p.m. July 17

Libertarian Party

The Northwest Florida Libertarian Party will meet at 7 p.m. July 17 at the Elks Lodge, 2002 Elks Way in Navarre. Guest speaker will be Mike Barnes of the First Amendment Foundation. Call 217-6590.

Writers In Sandals

Writers In Sandals celebrates four years from 10 a.m. to noon July 20 at the Destin Library. The topic is ‘Projections for Another Year’ with an open discussion on future topics, guests, an awards program and challenging writing assignments.


The Northwest Florida Coast Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association will meet at 11:30 a.m. July 23 at Elephant Walk at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. Featured speaker, Kyrce Culbertson, director of Quantitative Services for Majority Opinion Research in Atlanta, will speak about how marketing research can enhance a public relations strategy. Cost is $12/students, $15/members and $20/non-members. RSVP by 5 p.m. July 19 at


Emerald Coast Public Relations Organization will meet at 11:30 a.m. July 23 at Angler's Beachside Grill on Okalooosa Island. Featured guest and founding member of ECPRO, Sherry Harlow, APR, will outline the 4-step process that every business needs to build strong relationships with the public. Cost is $15/members, $20/non-members and $10/full-0time students. Call 525-9446 or email


National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association, Chapter 1428, will meet at 11 a.m. July 23 at Golden Corral in Fort Walton Beach. Larry Williams, horticulture agent with the Okaloosa County Cooperative Extension Service, University of Florida, will discuss growing tomatoes in our area.

Embroiderers' Guild

The Sand Dunes Chapter of Embroiderers' Guild of America will meet from 6:30-9 p.m. July 25 at Niceville United Methodist Church, room 400. Call 496-3466.

Strictly Weavers

Strictly Weavers of the Emerald Coast will meet at 10 a.m. July 27 at Twin Cities Hospital Wellness Center in Niceville. Program will be on weaving Kente Jackets.

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

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.