Community Happenings 11-10

Staff Writer
The Destin Log



The Air Force Enlisted Village’s “Crafts, Treasures and Delights Bazaar” will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 10 at the Bob Hope Village ballroom, 30 Holly Ave. in Shalimar. The bazaar is open to the public. Admission and parking are free. The bazaar is open to the public. Admission and parking are free.

Candy drive

Sarah K’s Gourmet, 34940 U.S. 98 in Destin, will host its Fourth annual Halloween Candy Drive through Nov. 10 for troops stationed overseas. Children are encouraged to pen the soldiers a note and include a picture of him or herself dressed up for Halloween.

Fall Bazaar

Corpus Christi Catholic Church will hold a bazaar from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 10 in the newly-remodeled Parish Hall. The bazaar will feature second hand treasures, homemade crafts and bake sale. Call 650-1599.

Holiday Market

The second annual Coastal Holiday Market will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 10 at St. Rita Church, 173 Moll Drive in Santa Rosa Beach. There will be more than 30 artisans and crafters, homemade cinnamon rolls and Boy Scouts to serve lunch.

Holiday Sale

The Volunteer Guild at Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast hosts its annual Holiday Sale Extravaganza from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 10 and 12-16. Shoppers will receive a 15 percent discount on most gift shop items and a 20 percent discount on varying holiday items. Call 278-3032.

Toy Drive

Cheeseburger in Paradise will host a Toy Drive from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 10 in the parking lot of the business at Silver Sands Premium Outlets to help local foster children. A free appetizer card will be given for any donation of a new toy, and a 20 percent discount on lunch that day will be given for any food dropped off. Also, remember there are teenagers in foster homes, and gift cards or teenager gifts would be greatly appreciated. Call 357-3562 or 837-0197.

All area codes are 850 unless noted.

Mellow Mushroom promotion

Mellow Mushroom launches a social media promotion, Follow Us and We’ll Follow You, using “liking” and “following” Mellow through social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter. Through Nov. 11, fans and consumers can go to and receive a free half order of pretzels, valid through Nov. 30, and the chance to win free pizza for a year, by simply liking or following Mellow Mushroom.

Moms ‘CAN’ Do

Baby Boot Camp, the fitness and nutrition program for new moms, will offer free Moms “CAN” Do classes that incorporates canned food items into the workout at 9:45 a.m. Nov. 13 at The Village of Baytowne Wharf in Sandestin and 9:10 a.m. Nov. 14 at Morgan Sports Complex in Destin. Canned foods will then be donated to Destin Harvest in Destin.

Participants are asked to bring two 15 oz. (or larger if they are feeling strong) non-perishable food items to utilize in the workout and then donate after. To reserve a spot or find out more, contact Andrea Moak at 376-4497 or

Holiday Sale

The Volunteer Guild at Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast hosts its annual Holiday Sale Extravaganza from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 12-16. Shoppers will receive a 15 percent discount on most gift shop items and a 20 percent discount on varying holiday items. Call 278-3032.

Florida Trail Association

The Florida Trail Association will hold the following events. Visit or call the listed number.

• Nov. 14: A 6.6-mile hike on the Alaqua Trail near DeFuniak Springs at 8:30 a.m. Eglin recreation permit required. Call 651-0902. • Nov 17: A 10-mile hike on the Econfina Trail in Bay County at 9 a.m. Call 302-528-8284 or 689-8528. • Nov. 22: A pot luck Thanksgiving dinner at Blackwater River State Park at noon with a short, leisurely hike around the Chain of Lakes trail afterwards. Call 682-6098. • Nov. 27: Meeting at 6 p.m. at Ed’s Hometown Seafood & Steaks in Niceville. Visitors welcome. Call 654-1172.


Dr. Nitin Bawa, president and founder of Dr. Bawa and Associates, will present a seminar about “Hormones and Weight Loss” at 5 p.m. Nov. 14 in the Destin clinic, 155 Crystal Beach Drive. Call 424 -7320 to reserve your spot. The first ten seats can be reserved at no charge but after that it will cost $10 per head. The ten dollars can be applied toward any service purchased at Dr. Bawa's clinic other than co pays.

Financial seminar

Arbor Wealth Management, LLC, a “Fee-Only” Registered Investment Advisory Firm, will host an “Income Generation Seminar” at 10 a.m. Nov. 14 in the Arbor Wealth Conference Room. Strategies are most appropriate for investors with $250,000 or more of investable assets. Refreshments will be served. Call 608-6121 to reserve seating. Information session

Northwest Florida State College will hold an “NWFSC-Get Started: What You Need to Know to Start College” information session for new and prospective students from 6-8 p.m. Nov. 14 in the Student Services Center on the Niceville Campus. Those interested in starting at NWFSC in the upcoming spring term which starts in January are encouraged to attend. Call 729-6467.

Craft show

The City of Destin’s 5th Annual Holiday Craft Show will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 16 and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 17 at the Destin Community Center, 101 Stahlman Ave. Vendors will have artwork, handmade crafts, scrapbooking, silk florals, food products, jewelry and many more unique gift ideas. Call 654-5184.

Community Yard Sale

PAWS will hold its 2012 PAWS Community Yard Sale from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 17 at the Northwest Florida Fairgrounds in Fort Walton Beach. Adoption dogs will be on site, microchips will be $15 and rabies vaccinations will be $5 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. For donation pick up and drop off information, call 243-1525. All funds raised go to provide nutrition, shelter and healthcare for homeless, abused and neglected animals.

Destin Snowbirds

The Destin Snowbirds will open the “Roost” and have a ribbon cutting ceremony to begin the 2012-2013 year at 2 p.m. Nov. 19 at the Destin Community Center.

Seniors Seminar

Mainstay Financial Group will present a special update on Medicare at 10 a.m. Nov. 19 in the Suite 3 Resource Center conference room at Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast. Attendees will learn the A, B, C, and D’s of Medicare in 2013. To register for this free seminar, call 278-3600.

Midnight Madness

The Midnight Madness sale at Silver Sands Premium Outlets kicks off at midnight as Thanksgiving ends and runs through Sunday with a wide range of savings, early-bird offers and more. Hours are 12 a.m. to 10 p.m. Nov. 23, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Nov. 24 and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Nov. 25.

Holiday jubilee

OASIS, the Okaloosa AIDS Support and Informational Services, will commemorate World AIDS Day by hosting Holiday Jubilee at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 1 St. Andrews By-the-Sea Episcopal Church, 307 Harbor Blvd (U.S. 98) in Destin. The evening will feature holiday hors d’oeuvres, wine and festive beverages, seasonal musical entertainment, and an silent auction. Tickets are $20/person and funds raised will be used by OASIS to assist those in our area who are affected by HIV/AIDS. Call 314-0950 to purchase tickets, donate auction items, or volunteer.

Artisan signing

Waterford Wedgwood at Silver Sands will host an in-store signing reception from 12-4 p.m. Dec. 7 with Gerard Treacy, Waterford Brand ambassador and master glass blower. Phone orders call 650-1636. Destin Library

The following events are held regularly at the Destin Library. Call 837-8572

• Tai Chi for Arthritis: At 7 a.m. Wednesdays. Cost is $5/class. • Cuddlers & Toddlers Storytime: From 3-3:45 p.m. Tuesdays and 9:30-10:15 a.m. Thursdays for ages 4 months to 4 years. • Independent Film Series: Independent and foreign films shown at 7 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month. • Friends of the Destin Library: Monthly meeting held at 10 a.m. the second Friday of each month.

Destin Community Center

All activities are at the Destin Community Center, unless noted. Call 654-5184 for information and to register. Persons with disabilities who require assistance are asked to notify the center 48 hours in advance.

• Baton lessons: Begins in the spring. Call 699-8309. • Chair yoga: Thursday at 10 a.m. Cost is $3/class. • Duplicate bridge: At 9:30 a.m. Mondays and 12:30 p.m. Wednesdays and 9:30 a.m. Thursdays at Buck Destin Park. Entry fee: $6. No partner needed. • Game room: Open to children 10 and older and under 10 accompanied by adult from 1-9 p.m. Monday-Friday. • Intermediate party bridge: Mondays and Tuesdays at 12:45 p.m. at Buck Destin Park. Call 837-1967. • Jazzercise class: 6 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Call 621-3055. • Kidz Klub: After-school program from 3:30-5:30 p.m. • Modern line dance: Classes from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Wednesdays beginning Jan. 11. Fee is $5/class. • Open gym: Check ahead for times and dates open. • Pickle ball: Pickle Ball courts will be set up at noon Mondays and Thursdays for beginning players and 10 a.m. Wednesdays and Fridays for advanced players. Fee is $2. • Table tennis: 9 a.m. to noon Thursdays and 3-5 p.m. Tuesdays. • Tennis Academy: A tennis program with USPTA Professional Brian Wilson at Buck Destin Park on Legion Drive. This program will be open to all ages and abilities with days and times to be determined. Group classes will be one hour long and cost $15 a session. Private lessons will be $50 an hour. To sign up or for more information, email • Walking Club: Walk with music from 8-9 a.m. Monday-Friday. • Woodcarving: Fridays at 9 a.m. Fee is $3. • Yoga: Thursdays at noon. Cost is $5/class. • Zumba gold: Thursday at 11 a.m. Cost is $6/class.