Email submissions and photos about special events, musicians, speakers, classes, etc., to firstname.lastname@example.org. Send items at least two weeks in advance if possible.
Trunk or Treat
The annual Trunk Or Treat Festival at Destin United Methodist Church is one of the largest family events in Destin. Kids dress up in costumes, no scary ones, and get to enjoy inflatables, candy from themed car trunks, popcorn, cotton candy, and more. The free event will be held from 6-8 p.m. Oct. 24 at 200 Beach Drive.
Light the Night
Village Baptist Church presents its annual Light the Night from 4-6 p.m. Oct. 28 at 101 Matthew Blvd. in Destin. There will be games, food, inflatables, giveaways, and more.
A community-wide amateur barbecue cook-off, HolySmokes! will be held from 3-6 p.m. Nov. 10 on the back lawn at Immanuel Anglican Church. Barbecue tastings, live music, kids’ games and good food will be available for all. Proceeds benefit the Special Operations Warrior Foundation.
To enter your team or sponsor the event, forms are available at iacdestin.org/holysmokes or at Immanuel’s church office from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Thursday or on Sunday mornings.
Caregiver Support Group
Grace Lutheran Church is sponsoring a Christian support group that offers prayer, networking, education, resources, and Gospel support for anyone in a caregiving role. Bring a friend on the first and third Sundays at noon in the Administrative Conference Room, 4325 Commons Drive in Destin. Call 654-1679 for more information.
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.
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.
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.
Overcome hurts, habits and hang-ups every Monday night at the Destin Life Center on Beach Drive. An 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 CR@destinumc.org.