All area codes are 850 unless specified.

Choctawhatchee Audubon Society  

Monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 1 in Room 132 of the Student Services Center at the Niceville campus of NWFSC. Programs feature Ed Hubbard's slideshow of photo safaris to Africa and Samantha Sexton's Ending Overfishing in the Gulf of Mexico. Call 582-7064.

Book club

 The Expanding Horizons Book Club will meet at 9:30 a.m. Aug. 2 at the Destin Library to discuss “The Chaperone” by Laura Moriarty. Next selection is “Lucia, Lucia” by Adriana Trigiani.


The Mac Users Group will meet at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 5 at the NWF State College Student Services Building, room 132. JVO Weaver will present "Tips and Advice on how best to post-process your digital photos using IPhoto or Aperture.”

Embroiderers’ Guild

The Sand Dunes Chapter of Embroiderers' Guild of America will host its annual membership coffee from 10 a.m. to noon Aug. 10 at First United Methodist Church of Niceville, Fellowship Hall. Call 496-3466.

Okaloosa Democrats

The Okaloosa County Democratic Executive Committee will meet at 6 p.m. Aug. 13 at Democratic Headquarters, 60 2nd Street, unit 305 in Shalimar. Call 609-3367.

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.