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.

• Bid Committee, 9:30 a.m. Nov. 27
• Town Center CRA-AC, 5:30 p.m. Nov. 28
• Code Enforcement Board, 5:30 p.m. Nov. 29
• CRA Board, 5 p.m. Dec. 3
• City Council workshop, 5:30 p.m. Dec. 3
• City Council, 6 p.m. Dec. 3
• Local Planning Agency, 5:30 p.m. Dec. 6


Emerald Coast Public Relations Organization will meet at 11:30 a.m. Nov. 27 at Angler’s Beachside Grill on Okaloosa Island. Featured guest is Tricia Bryant, director of the Humane Society and Adoption Center at PAWS. Cost is $15/members, $20/non-members, $10/full-time students and $5/to attend without eating. Call 543-1772 or email

Advertising Federation

American Advertising Federation Emerald Coast will meet at 11:30 a.m. Nov. 30 at Kelly Plantation Clubhouse, 307 Kelly Plantation Drive in Destin. Molly Mazzolini, Infinite Scale strategic branding expert and 2002 US Olympic Committee marketing expert, will speak on "The Spectacle of Sports." Register at or

Republican Women

The Republican Women of Okaloosa Federated will meet at 11:30 a.m. Dec. 5 at the Holiday Inn Resort on Okaloosa Island. The Gloryland Singers, a barbershop group, will provide special holiday entertainment.

As part of the club’s Americanism project, attendees are asked to bring individually wrapped Christmas candy for the USO. Empty ink cartridges will also be accepted. In addition, a Christmas basket will be passed around to members for cash and check donations to purchase phone cards for deployed troops.

Make reservations by noon Nov. 30 at 651-5416 or Cost is $16/members and $18/guests.


The Emerald Coast Meditation Society will meet at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 6 480 N. Co. Hwy. 393 in Santa Rosa Beach. Yaani Drucker, who has made more than 25 trips to India and a number of spiritual treks through the Himalayas, will share some of her experiences in a talk, “Life’s Real Purpose: Awakening to the Truth.” For information, email

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 7 p.m. on the third Thursday 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 837-3717.

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.

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.