Area codes are 850 unless noted.

Dog’s Night Out: A fundraising benefit for Destin Dog Park’s Lights at Night, Dog’s Night Out will be held from 4-8 p.m. Nov. 2 at Fishheads, 98B Harbor Blvd. in Destin. Music begins at 7 p.m. and family portraits available with a portion of proceeds going to the Dog Park.

Pyramid Players: The Pyramid Players will take the stage at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 2 to present the original musical adventure Beyond the Mist at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center, Northwest Florida State College, 100 College Blvd. The doors open at 6 p.m. for a silent auction and an exhibit of the art, archival prints, gifts and handcrafted jewelry. Tickets are $10. To purchase tickets, call 862-7139 or email

Taste of The Beach: A collaboration between the Walton Area Chamber of Commerce and Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation, Taste of The Beach events include the following. Tickets may be purchased at at

• Nov. 2: The Seeing Red Wine Festival is an afternoon of wine, food and music from 1-4 p.m. in Seaside with live music scattered throughout the town. Tickets $120.

• Nov. 3: Taste of The Beach concludes with wine, cocktails and appetizers during a silent auction to benefit local children’s charities from 2-5 p.m. at Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa. Tickets $35.

Night of Worship: Kingdom Life Vision Center, 102 U.S. 98 E in Destin, will host Presence: Night of Worship and Ministry at 6 p.m. Nov. 3. Pursue the heart of God during this intimate time of worship. For more information visit or call 502-6633.

Savor the Season: The Fourth Annual Savor the Season benefit for the Taylor Haugen Foundation will be held from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Nov. 6 at Caliza Pool and Restaurant in Alys Beach. Enjoy a wine tasting, silent and live auctions, and gourmet cuisine made by local chefs from Panama City to Destin. Tickets are $50 and can be purchased at

Chronic Jester: Enjoy the reggae, rock, funk and blues of Chronic Jester Tuesdays at Hammerhead’s Bar and Grille, 137 Fisherman’s Cove, Miramar Beach.

Michael J Thomas: Michael J Thomas performs a blend of smooth jazz saxophone music and R&B vocals Tuesday through Saturday "upon availability" at Ruth’s Chris Steak House, 15000 Emerald Coast Parkway. Call 337-5108.

Americana Under The Stars: Lucky Mud performs in a family/pet friendly concert series, Americana Under the Stars, from 6-8 p.m. Nov. 7 in the amphitheater at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park in Santa Rosa Beach. Open mic begins at 6 p.m. Bring a chair and beverage. Free admission into park and a suggested donation of $5 goes to the Friends of Topsail Hill.

American Legion: An Auxiliary Gourmet Ham Dinner will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. and Karaoke with Brandy from 7:30-11:30 p.m. Nov. 8 at American Legion Post 296, 311 Main St. in Destin. Call 837-3818.

Stage Crafters: Stage Crafters Community Theatre presents the holiday musical “Miracle in Bedford Falls” at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 8-9, 15-16 and 2 p.m. Nov. 10 and 17 at Fort Walton Beach Civic Auditorium, 107 Miracle Strip Parkway in Fort Walton Beach. Tickets are $20 and available at P.S. Gifts in Fort Walton Beach, Bayou Books in Niceville and Discounted student tickets are $10 and available at the door. Call 243-1101.

Story Time with Clara: The Northwest Florida Ballet presents a free special reading of The Nutcracker Nov. 9 in the courtyard in front of Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th at Silver Sands Premium Outlets. Join Clara and other characters as they pantomime scenes as the story is read. Bring a camera for photos with the characters after the performance.

Flutterby Arts Festival: An arts and entertainment festival for all ages, the Flutterby Arts Festival takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 9 and 10 at South Barrett Square, Main Street and Western Green in Rosemary Beach. Enjoy dance performances, storytelling by The Rep Theatre, arts and crafts, a butterfly garden exhibit, Walton County student butterfly art exhibit, live music, games and activities. Admission is free, with some activities requiring a $1 ticket which can be purchased at entrance tent.