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The Destin Log

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Winter Concerts at Market Shops

The Market Shops at Sandestin presents the Winter Concert Series on the lawn with Chuck Lawson from 1-3 p.m. Feb. 17. Bring chairs and blan-kets. In the event of rainy weather, the concert will be relocated to the covered patio outside of Bijoux at The Market Shops.

• Feb. 24: Chris Alvarado

Winter Guest Concert Series

All guests and locals are invited to shake off the winter chills with the bobby D Duo on HarborWalk Village’s main stage from 2-4 p.m. Feb. 18.

Art Exhibit

The Destin Library will showcase the work of local artist Charlotte Parrish during the month of February. Her exhibit will feature a variety of work including paintings and small table sculptures.

Charlotte Caudill Parrish has been an artist nearly all her life. Born and raised in Frankfort, Ky., she studied at the University of Kentucky, Ohio State University, the London School of Fine Art and Florida State University where she re-ceived a master’s degree.

Parrish’s artistic style can be described as Con-temporary Representa-tional Expressionism. She works in wood, mixed media, oil, acrylic and crystal. Her subject matter includes landscapes, flow-ers, equine art, abstracts and Christian themed pieces.

The artist’s work may be viewed by appointment in her studio/gallery in Hammock Bay. The artist may be contacted at

ADSO window display

During February, The Arts and Design Society presents the work of the students of award-winning clay artist and instructor Marcy Eady. The Art Center Gallery is at 17 First Street SE in Fort Walton Beach.

Valentine’s Dinner Cruise

Cruise in the moonlight on sparkling waters from 7-10 p.m. Feb. 14 and Feb. 16 aboard the Solaris yacht, docked at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. Evening includes special dinner and dancing to live entertainment. Reservations required at or 650-2519.

Snowbird Stroll

The community is invited to attend the Snow-bird Stroll from 4-6 p.m. Feb. 15 at Gulf Place in Walton County. Guests check in at the stage to receive their complimentary commemorative glass and a map with all the participating merchants. Guests will enjoy live music, door prizes, wine and hors d’oeuvres at more than 15 stops in the Gulf Place neighborhood.

ECTC’s Sylvia

Emerald Coast Theatre Company (ECTC) pre-sents the romantic comedy “Sylvia” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2 p.m. Sundays Feb. 15 through March 4 at 560 Grand Blvd. in Grand Boulevard at Sandestin. The play is appropriate for ages 13 and up due to mature situations. Tickets are $28/adults, $24/seniors, and $20/students. Purchase tickets at or call 684-0323.

American Legion

American Legion Post 296 on Main Street in Destin will offer to the public a full steak dinner for $18 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Feb. 16. A Sock Hope with a 7-piece band takes place from 7-9 p.m. Feb. 16. Cash bar and finger foods will be available.

Gumbo Festival

The 29th Annual Sandestin Gumbo Festival begins with the Crawfish Boil Kick-off Party at 5 p.m. Feb. 16 at Baytowne Wharf. The main event sampling begins at noon Feb. 17 where you vote for the “People’s Choice.” Celebrity judges will name the "Area's Best." Gulf Coast Restaurants will be featured along with live music from Dikki Du and the Zydeco Krewe and children's activities. Fireworks begin at 6 p.m. Event is rain or shine. For tickets and more information, visit

Eating For Advocacy

The Emerald Coast Advocacy Center’s (ECCAC) on-going Eating For Advocacy program will be at Island Wing Company, 981 98 Palms Blvd. in Destin, Feb. 17. Ten percent of proceeds will go to ECCAC. If guests bring a donation of diapers, new socks or un-derwear, they will get a free appetizer on their next visit. If your restaurant is interested in participating, email or call 833-9237, ext. 283.

Independent Film Series

The Friends Guild of the Destin Library will sponsor a movie, “Brook-lyn,” a drama/romance, 2 p.m. Feb. 20 at the Destin Library. The movie, set it Ireland in early-1950s, is free and open to the public; directed toward a mature audience.

Eilis Lacey is a young woman working in a grocery shop. She has greater ambitions and moves to Brooklyn, New York, leaving her mother and sister, Rose, behind. She is terribly homesick but eventually settles down, finding a job, studying to be a bookkeeper and meet-ing a nice young man, Tony. Things are going well but then she learns that Rose has died, and decides to return to Ire-land, temporarily. She and Tony hastily get married and then she sets off back to Ireland, alone. Life is about to get complicated.

Giving Tuesday at The Gulf

Every Tuesday, 10 percent of proceeds are provided to participating charities or non-profits from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. at The Gulf on Okaloosa Island. The Gulf will host Children in Crisis Feb. 20, Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation Feb. 27, and Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation March 6. The Gulf is dog-friendly so bring your pup.

An Evening with Ehren Jordan

The 2018 30A Wine Festival kicks off with an intimate dinner from 6-9 p.m. Feb. 21 in Fonville Park in Alys Beach and features Winemaker Ehren Jordan of Failla Wines and Day Zinfandel. The four-course meal will be prepared by Alys Beach Executive Chef Drew Dzejak with select wine pairings from Failla Wines. Tickets are $265 per person and available at

Pins & Pancakes

The Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation and Destin Chamber of Commerce 2018 Destin Forward Class will host Pins & Pancakes, a morning full of bowling, pancakes and fundraising, from 8:30-10:30 a.m. Feb. 23 at Uncle Buck’s Fish Bowl & Grill at Destin Commons. Corporate Lane Sponsorships are $250 and include a breakfast buffet for six people, bowling for two hours and shoe rental. There will also be a silent auction so bring cash or credit cards. Email, for a lane today. Only 16 available. Money raised will assist the Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation with the beautification effort of the Cultural Arts Village.

Snowbird Voices at Library

The Snowbird Writers Group will host a public presentation of members’ works at 1:30 p.m. Feb. 23 at the Destin Library. The program, “Snowbird Voices — From Pen to Paper to You,” will include short stories, art, poetry and music. This program is free and open to the public. A reception will follow.

Parrot Head Chili Cook-Off

The Emerald Coast Parrot Head Chili Cook-Off will delight taste buds from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 24 at HarborWalk Village. A day of spiced and spir-ited competition as chefs from near and far don their aprons for the title of Best Chili, plus fun and live music. Proceeds benefit ARC of the Emerald Coast.

Spring Thoughtful Dinner

Food For Thought hosts its Spring Thoughtful Dinner from 7-10 p.m. March 1 at the Emeril Lagasse Foundation Full Circle Kitchen, 132 Market Street in Santa Rosa Beach. Tick-ets for the five course dinner with wine pairings are on sale at

Annual Dinner

The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Emerald Coast’s Annual Dinner March 1 at the Emerald Grande Ballroom at HarborWalk Village recognizes key volunteers, community leaders, staff and Club members who have helped drive the impact of Boys & Girls Club here in Northwest Florida. Pur-chase tickets at

Classical Connections Concerts

The Classical Connections series presented by Sinfonia Gulf Coast features Violinist Corinne Stillwell at 7:30 p.m. March 3 at Grace Lutheran Church in Destin. Tickets range from $29.50 to $45/person. To purchase tickets, visit or call 460-8800.

Academy Awards Viewing Party

Walk the red carpet at 6 p.m. into the Viewing Party for the 90th Annual Academy Awards to be held from 7-10 p.m. March 4 at 45 Central Wine Bar in Seaside. Dress to the nines and arrive in style to watch the event. A limo on the Exit end of the Seaside Circle will take you to the red carpet. Tickets available at — $40 ticket includes light hors d'oeuvres, a glass of champagne upon entry and one drink ticket. Black tie optional.

Wednesday Night Concert Series

Bring your chairs and blankets and enjoy a free concert under the stars with Mose Wilson & The Delta Twang at 7 p.m. March 7 in the Events Plaza in Baytowne Wharf.

• March 14: Boukou Groove

• March 21: Luke Langford & The 331 Band

• March 28: Forrest Williams Band

St. Patty's Day Delight

Celebrate the Luck of the Irish from 6-9 p.m. March 17 at The Village of Baytowne Wharf. The night begins with live jazz and blues music from The Blenders in the Events Plaza followed by The Drake School of Irish Dance performing several group and solo dances. The Blenders will then be back until 9 p.m.

Boomin' Tuesday

Enjoy lawn games and inflatables from 6-8:30 p.m. March 20 in the Events Plaza at The Village of Baytowne Wharf. Fireworks over the Lagoon begin at 8:30.

Library Cultural Series

Classical guitarist Peter Fletcher will perform at 2 p.m. March 21 at the Destin Library. Program is free and open to the public.

Peter Fletcher is a classical guitarist based in Detroit and New York City. He performs more than 100 concerts a year, and his recordings on the Cen-taur Records and Towerhill Recordings labels have been critically acclaimed. Fletcher’s repertoire runs the gamut from the Renaissance Period through the 20th Century.

• April 17: Jazz Artist Cheryl Jones at noon

Dr. Cheryl Jones is Destin's "Music Diva.” Her many talents include musi-cian, pianist, vocalist, entertainer, composer, songwriter, music director and much more. She has led her award winning music group, Jones and Company, for more than 20 years. This program is an open air “Jazz on the Lawn” concert in conjunction with National Library Week and Jazz Appreciation month. Bring your lunch and enjoy the concert.

Sinfonia Gulf Coast

Sinfonia Gulf Coast presents “Rodgers & Hammerstein on Stage and Screen” at 7:30 p.m. March 31 at the Emerald Coast Convention Center on Okaloosa Island. Gala table seating, single seat-ing, corporate sponsor tables and full tables of 10 are available and tickets range from $45-$150. Proceeds benefit Sinfonia Gulf Coast and its music education program. For more information or to purchase tickets, go to or call 460-8800.

Emerald Coast Farmers’ Market

Fresh from the farm produce, dairy, honey, eggs, grass-fed beef, beef jerky, pork products and sausages; fresh local sea-food, crab cakes, tuna and shrimp dips; home-made pita, hummus, salsa’s, guacamole, jams, preserves, pickled veggies, cheeses, homemade pastas and sauces, and artisan breads and des-serts are for sale at Seascape Resort, 100 Sea-scape Drive in Miramar Beach, from 1-6 Tuesdays year round and 12-6 p.m. Memorial Day through Labor Day.

Grand Boulevard Farmers’ Market

The market will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday in Grand Park in Miramar Beach between Cantina Laredo and Tommy Bahama’s. Vendors will offer locally sourced food-based items including produce, eggs, milk, butter, grass-fed beef, chicken, lamb, and pork, honey, pickled vegetables and gourmet jams. Market is held on Wednesdays from Me-morial Day through Labor Day.