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. Sept. 18

Feline Friends

Feline Friends of Destin, Inc. will convene its 2013 Annual General Meeting at 6 p.m. Sept. 18 at the Destin Community Center Annex, 101 Stahlman Ave.  Installation of the board members, a financial overview, and a brief summary of the group’s work over the past 12 months will be presented. Volunteers, supporters, and all members of the community are invited to attend. Refreshments will be served. RSVP at 837-3869.

Horticulture studies

Tri-County Horticulture Studies will be held at 10 a.m. Sept. 19 at the Valparaiso Community Library meeting room, 459 Valparaiso Parkway. Marie Harrison will give a PowerPoint presentation about fall-blooming plants and fall gardening tasks. Following the program, the group will go to Emerald Coast Nursery for a guided tour featuring fall blooming plants. The public is welcome and admission is free. Call 678-2842 or email


The Emerald Coast Public Relations Organization will meet at 11:30 a.m. Sept. 24 at Angler’s Beachside Grill on Okaloosa Island. Featured guest Skip Foster shares his vision of the future of the Northwest Florida Daily News and how public relations and marketing play a role on redefining this community news leader.Cost is $15/members, $20/non-members and $10/full-time students. Call 525-9446 or email


National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association, Chapter 1428, will meet at 11 a.m. Sept. 24 at Golden Corral in Fort Walton Beach. Guest speaker Dr. Kathleen Elstrott, veterinarian, Eglin Air Force Base, will talk about “America's Pork.”

Embroiderers’ Guild

The Sand Dunes Chapter of Embroiderers' Guild of America will meet from 9:30 a.m. to noon Sept. 23 and/or 6-8:30 p.m. Sept. 26 in room 400, First United Methodist Church of Niceville. Visitors are welcome.

Betterment Alliance

The Main Street Betterment Alliance meets at 6 p.m. Tuesdays at the American Legion, 311 Main Street. Call 837-3818.

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.