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Village Kids Fun Day

Village Baptist Church will have themed activity days for children who have just completed kindergarten through fifth grade from 9 a.m. to noon July 12 and 19. Each day will be a different theme. The cost per child for each day is $5 for snacks and a drink. Register at To volunteer to help or drive, or for questions, contact Lydia at 837-8107.

• July 12: Arts & Crafts Day.

• July 19: Movie Day. Go to Grand Boulevard to watch "Angry Birds"

Grace Notes Summer Music

Children entering kindergarten through third grade can join Grace Lutheran Church in Destin this summer for their first summer music camps. With four camps to choose from and eight sessions, children will have the opportunity to explore instruments such as xylophones, drums, and boomwhackers.

Camps are four days long and include crafts, games, storytelling and lots of musical play. Children will learn about Jesus in the Bible in fun and exciting ways and learn what he has to say for us.

Each camp is $25 and registration is limited. Find out more information at or on Facebook Grace Notes Summer Music. Email with questions. Register at

• July 9-12: K-1st from 10-11:30 a.m.

• July 9-12: 2nd–3rd from 1-2:30 p.m.

• July 16-19: K-1st from 10-11:30 a.m.

• July 16-19: 2nd–3rd from 1-2:30 p.m.

The Flying Pig

Need a little pick me up over the mid-week hump? Grab your favorite specialty coffee or spice up your lunch routine with a savory Tex-Mex lunch box. The Flying Pig at Shoreline Church, 140 Palmetto Street in Destin, is now serving breakfast and lunch Sundays through Thursdays. Café hours are 7:30-11 a.m. for breakfast and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for lunch.

Splash Canyon

Life is full of thrills and spills, and we may not know what's around the bend — but God does. At Splash Canyon, kids discover that Jesus is by their side on life's wild ride. God saves us through Jesus and gives us life and hope every day and forever.

Splash Canyon vacation Bible school will be held from 9 a.m. to noon July 23-27 at Grace Lutheran Church, 4325 Commons Drive in Destin, for children ages potty-trained to sixth grade. It is a fun and safe place for children to enjoy hearing stories, playing games, doing crafts, and learning all about their Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To register, visit


Shoreline Tribe students entering sixth through 12th grade will head to CLASHCAMP18 from 5:30 a.m. July 25 to 8 p.m. July 28 at Camp Kulaqua Retreat & Conference Center in High Springs, Florida. Register now with a $100 deposit. Balance due July 15. Register at

Liturgical Folk

Join Melissa and Ryan Flanigan, Tiffany and Justin Brooks, all their kids, and Father Nelson Koscheski for an evening of songs, poems, and stories at 7 p.m. July 26 at Immanuel Anglican Church, 250 Indian Bayou Trail in Destin. The concert is free and open to all. Liturgical Folk concerts are lights-on, words-in-hand, public liturgies, suitable for all ages and faith stages.

Grief Support Group

The Destin United Methodist Church sponsored Stephen Ministers will begin a grief group for all those who have experienced a loss at 2 p.m. Thursdays in the Destin Life Center at DUMC, 200 Beach Drive. For more information, call 974-3373, 496-0737 or email

Food Pantry

The Anchor Church, 101 First St. SE in Fort Walton Beach, has a food pantry serving the public from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesdays. People 18 and over are allowed one visit per month. A valid ID is required.

Radio Show

The live weekly radio show "Life Issues Real Answers," hosted by Rev. Dee Chernicky, Valerie Peterson and Pastor John Skiles, airs from 11-11:30 a.m. Fridays on WPSM on 91.1 FM at 34 Harbor Blvd. Suite 206 in Destin.

Celebrate Recovery

Overcome hurts, habits and hang-ups every Monday night at the Destin Life Center on Beach Drive. Optional $5 dinner is at 6 p.m.; worship, 6:45 p.m.; share groups, 7:45; and a dessert fellowship at 8:30. Free childcare is available for birth through fifth grade. Call 837-2021 ext. 26 or email