Community Meetings 5-1
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.
Nook eBook Reader Users
The Destin Library has scheduled a Nook eBook Reader Users group meeting at 5:30 p.m. May 2 in the Calhoun Room. Marysia Mann, digital sales lead for Barnes & Noble, will discuss the Nook as well as other electronic devices available from Barnes & Nobel. Participants will learn how to download eBooks from the Okaloosa County Public Library Cooperative website to their reader. Library patrons and interested residents should pre-register at 837-8572.
The Choctawhatchee Audubon Society will meet at 6:30 p.m. May 2 in Room 132 of the new Student Services Center at the Niceville Campus of NWFSC. Peggy Baker of the Frances M. Weston Audubon Society in Pensacola will present a program on the biological diversity of the Blackwater River State Forest. Call 582-7064.
The Pastel Society of North Florida will meet from 9 a.m. to noon May 4 at the Church of Christ Fellowship Hall at the corner of Hollywood Boulevard SE and Magnolia Avenue in Fort Walton Beach. Carrie Raeburn, president of PSNF, will present a demonstration, "Using Photoshop Elements as a Painting Tool." The public is invited.
Mac Users Group will be held at 6:30 p.m. May 6 at the NWF State College Student Services Building, Room 132. Warren Schilling will explain how to use a Mac to borrow an eBook from the Okaloosa County Library System. Hilma Jenus will share information from genealogical programs. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 862-3327.
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.
Democratic Executive Committee
The Okaloosa County Democratic Executive Committee will meet at 6 p.m. May 9 at Democratic Headquarters, 60 2nd St., suite305, in Shalimar. Call 609-3367.
The Genealogical Society of Okaloosa County will meet at 10 a.m. May 11 at the Heritage Museum, 115 Westview Drive in Valparaiso. Speaker will be Charlotte Grafton, author and speaker on the subject of DNA. Guests are welcome. Dutch treat lunch follows at a local restaurant. Call 678-2023.
The Northwest Florida Coast Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association will meet at 11:30 a.m. May 21 at Tops'l in Destin. Featured speaker Mickey G. Nall, APR, Fellow PRSA and managing director of Ogilvy Public Relations in Atlanta, will speak about Storytelling, Media Relations, Reputation: Putting it All Together for Your Brand. The cost is $12/students, $15/members and $20/non-members. Reservation deadline is 5 p.m. May 17 at Jessica@ProffittPR.com.
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.