Community Meetings 2-20

Staff Writer
The Destin Log

All area codes are 850 unless specified.

Destin City Hall

All City Council meetings, workshops, executive sessions and CRA Board meetings are held at the City Hall Annex, 4100 Indian Bayou Trail. All other board and committee meetings are held at City Hall, 4200 Indian Bayou Trail. Meetings are subject to change or cancellation without further notice. Agendas for city committees are posted at City Hall for review.

• Town Center CRA-AC, 5:30 p.m. Feb. 20

Horticulture Studies

The Tri-county Horticulture Studies Group will meet from 10 a.m. to noon Feb. 21 at the Fort Walton Beach County Extension Annex, 127 Hollywood Blvd. The program, given by Okaloosa County Horticulture Extension Agent Sheila Dunning, will be about seed propagation, including seed gathering and planting techniques. This program is free and open to the public.

Parrothead Club

The Emerald Coast Parrothead Club will hold its monthly phlocking from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Feb. 22 at Howl at the Moon on Okaloosa Island. Call 642-8766.

Embroiderers’ Guild

The Sand Dunes Chapter of Embroiderers' Guild of America will meet from 9:30 a.m. to noon Feb. 25 in room 400, First United Methodist Church of Niceville.  The night group meets from 6-8:30 p.m. Feb. 28. Visitors are welcome.


Emerald Coast Public Relations Organization will meet at 11:30 a.m. Feb. 26 at Angler’s Beachside Grill on Okaloosa Island. February’s topic will be “Movers, Shakers and Moneymakers 2013” presented by Mark Hamrick, chairman of the board for the Greater Fort Walton Beach Chamber of Commerce. Cost is $15/members, $20/non-members, and $10/full-time students. Call 525-9446 or email

Niceville Garden Club

The Niceville Garden Club will meet at 6 p.m. Feb. 26 in the Niceville Library.  Marie Harrison, master gardener, will present "Growing Herbs in Northwest Florida." Call 573-2422.

Republican Club

The Okaloosa County Republican Club will meet at 6:15 p.m. Feb. 28 at the American Legion Hall on Hollywood Boulevard in Fort Walton Beach. Guest speakers be County Commissioners Dave Parisot and Don Amunds along with Tax Collector Ben Anderson and Clerk of Court Don Howard.  Dinner reservations may be made at 651-5049. Price of the meal is $12.

Republican Women

The Republican Women of Okaloosa Federated will meet at 11:30 a.m. March 6 at the Holiday Inn Resort on Okaloosa Island.  Motivational speaker, former POW and published author, Col. Ed Hubbard, USAF retired, will be the guest speaker.  Col. Hubbard will build upon his more than 6 1/2 years in captivity in Vietnam to provide a positive message towards personal growth and hope. Make reservations by noon March 1 at 651-5416 or Cost of the lunch is $16/members and $18/guests.

Friends of the Destin Library

The Friends of the Destin Library will meet at 3 p.m. March 8 and will feature Mini Antique Road Show with Gerald Roper, a well known and respected enthusiast on antiques and collectibles. This program is free and open to the general public. Call 837-8572.

Destin Business Builders

Destin Business Builders Networking group meets from 7:15-8:45 every Wednesday at the Destin United Methodist Life Center. Call 651-1300, ext. 13.

Coffee and Cars

Emerald Coast Muscle Car Club hosts Coffee and Cars the last Sunday of every month in Uptown Station in Fort Walton Beach. For information, call 200-2465 or email

Food Buying Club

A small group interested in eating healthy and purchasing smart meets at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at 125 Scottsdale Court in Mary Esther. On the second Tuesday, the group meets at Fountain Square in downtown Fort Walton Beach for the Growing Local film series. Call 863-4040.

Kiwanis Club of Destin

The Kiwanis Club of Destin meets every Thursday at 8 a.m. at the Destin Methodist Church Life Center on Beach Drive in Destin. The public is invited to attend the club’s weekly meetings.

Destin Rotary

The Destin Rotary meets at 7:15 a.m. every Tuesday at Rutherford’s 465. Call 269-1080.

Flotilla 1-4 USCG Auxiliary

Flotilla 1-4 USCG Auxiliary meets at 8 a.m. on the second Saturday of each month at Coast Guard Station Destin on Okaloosa Island. Anyone wishing to become a member is welcome to attend. Prior military duty is not required. Call 865-9130 or email

Rotary Club of South Walton

The Rotary Club of South Walton meets for breakfast at 7:30 a.m. each Thursday morning at the Embassy Suites, Scenic Hwy. 98 in Miramar Beach. Visiting Rotarians and their guests are welcome. Call 267-2929.

Optimist Club

The Destin Optimist Club meets at noon on the second Thursday of each month at The Lighthouse restaurant. Cost of lunch is $11. Call 650-2800.