Your Weekly Guide to Fun May 11 - 18

Staff Writer
The Destin Log
The Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation’s 18th Annual Concerts in the Village presents Ron Adams “Reflections,” an evolutionary journey with songs from the 20's, 30's, 40's and on through to the 1980's, at 7 p.m. May 16 at the Mattie Kelly Cultural Arts Village Dugas Pavilion. Enjoy the characterizations of Buddy Holly, Elvis, Tina Turner, Cindy Lauper and Brett Michaels. Admission is $8/adult and children under 12 and MKAF members are free. Call 650-2226.

Area codes are 850 unless noted.

Children's show

DESTIN - Come to HarborWalk Village at 4 p.m. May 11 and 6 p.m. May 18 to see "Pirate Pete and the Case of the Missing Fisherman," an interactive children's show that searches the area for Fisherman Fred. Be prepared to sing, dance, and be silly. You might even get picked to be part of the crew of Pirate Pete's ship.

Junior Orchestra

NICEVILLE - The Junior Orchestra of Northwest Florida State College will present its Spring Concert at 11 a.m. May 11 in Tyler Recital Hall in the Music Wing of NWFSC. Admission is free.

Mother's Day brunch

DESTIN - Treat mom to brunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 12 at the HarborView Room at Emerald Grande. Adults are $25 and children are $12.95. Make reservations at 424-0622.

American Legion

DESTIN – Events at American Legion Post 296, 311 Main Street, include the following. Events are open to the public. Call 837-3818.

• May 12: Mother's Day Surprise, breakfast made to order, from 8:15-11:15 a.m. Cost is $6.

• May 17: Karaoke with Brandy, 7:30-11:30 p.m.

Wednesday Night Concert Series

SANDESTIN – The Village of Baytowne Wharf presents Big Leg Emma from 7-9 p.m. May 15 in the Events Plaza. Call 267-8186.

Spring Fling Concerts

ROSEMARY BEACH - Enjoy live music on the lawn with Luella and the Sun from 6-8 p.m. May 16 at North Barrett Square.

AmericanaUnder the Stars

SANTA ROSA BEACH - Grant Peeples performs at 6 p.m. May 16 at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park for the concert series, Americana Under the Stars.

Parrot Head Club

DESTIN - The Emerald Coast Parrot Head Club Seablaster Sunset Cruise will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. May 17 at the Destin harbor. Cost is $15/members and $25/non-members and includes beer, wine and soft drinks. Meet behind Poppy’s Crazy Lobster. Call 642-8766

Community Chorus

FORT WALTON BEACH - The Fort Walton Beach Community Chorus will present This is My Country, a musical journey across the United States, at 7:30 p.m. May 17 and 18 and 3 p.m. May 19 at the Fort Walton Beach Municipal Auditorium. Tickets, $12/adults, $10/seniors over 60, and $8/children under 12, are available at Alphy’s Catfish House in Navarre; Connect with Flowers in Shalimar; FNBT.COM branches in Destin and Niceville; P.S. Gifts in Fort Walton Beach; Eglin ITT Office; and the Hurlburt Field Office. Call 543-5298.

Little Black Dress Party

OKALOOSA ISLAND – The Fourth Annual Little Black Dress Party will be held May 18 at the Emerald Coast Convention Center to raise money for local charities to help raise awareness and education of the importance of preventive health and early detection. For tickets, visit

Poker Run

FORT WALTON BEACH - The Blue Knights Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club presents the Deputy Skip York Memorial Emerald Coast Children's Advocacy Center Poker Run on May 18. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. at Heritage Cycles Harley Davidson, 788 North Beal Parkway. Cost is $20/rider and $25 with passenger and includes lunch and music after the ride. Call 612-0261 or email

Family Fun Arts Fest

DESTIN – The Sixth Annual Okaloosa Arts Alliance Family Fun Fest will be held from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 18 and 19 at HarborWalk Village. The annual event features dozens of local artisans and craft vendors, food and beverages, live music and art performances, free family activities, hands on art projects, educational animal presentations and exhibits, face painting and street performances. A silent auction will help raise funds for OAA and Okaloosa County School Poster contest entries will be on display.