Community Meetings April 13
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.
• CRA Board, 5:30 p.m. April 15
• City Council, 6 p.m. April 15
• Public Works/Public Safety, 5:30 p.m. April 16
• Town Center CRA-AC, 5:30 p.m. April 17
The Genealogical Society of Okaloosa County will meet at 10 a.m. April 13 at the Heritage Museum, 115 Westview Drive in Valparaiso. Speaker will be Beverly Gross, a noted genealogist and teacher, whose subject will be “Living as a Genealogist." The public is welcome. The meeting will be followed by a “Dutch treat” lunch at a local restaurant. Call 678-2023.
Republican Executive Committee
The Okaloosa County Republican Party Executive Committee will meet at 6 p.m. April 15 at the Niceville City Council Chambers, 209 N. Partin Drive. Call 486-8458.
Meetings at American Legion Post 296, 311 Main Street, on April 17 include the Auxiliary Executive at 6 p.m.; Sons of the American Legion at 6 p.m.; Auxiliary 311 Membership at 6:30 p.m.; and Post General Membership at 7 p.m. Call 837-3818.
Writers In Sandals
Writers In Sandals will meet from 10:30 a.m. to noon April 20 at the Destin Library. Billy Moore, a Florida author of two young adult books, "Cracker’s Mule" and "Little Brother Real Snake," will share his experiences with writing and promoting as well as traditional publishing for hard copy and paperback and the self-publishing market via digital services.
The Sand Dunes Chapter of Embroiderers' Guild of America will meet from 9:30 a.m. to noon April and 6-8:30 p.m. April 25 in room 400, First United Methodist Church of Niceville.
The Emerald Coast Public Relations Organization will meet at 11:30 a.m. April 23 at Angler’s Beachside Grill on Okaloosa Island. Featured guest, Mitch Mongell, shares his experience in the world of healthcare marketing and public relations and his new role as the chief executive officer of the Fort Walton Beach Medical Center. Cost is $15/members, $20/non-members, and $10/full-time students. Call 525-9446 or email Jessica@ramadafwb.com.
Friends of the Destin Library
The Friends of the Destin Library will meet at 3 p.m. May 7. Program is Mind, Body & Spirit (a Sanity “Sampler”) by Maria Sellers, area massage therapist and relaxation consultant. This program is free and open to the general public. Seating limited so plan on arriving prior to the start time to assure a place.
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 email@example.com.
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.
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 www.flotilla14.info.
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.
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.