Community Meetings 9-4

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.

Panhandle Patriots

Mack W. Payne, motivational speaker and author of “Vietnam Veteran Memoirs — The Adventures of a Florida Flatlander in Vietnam,” will be the guest speaker when the Florida Panhandle Patriots meet from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sept. 5 at the Elk’s Lodge on Okaloosa Island. A $1 donation accepted for the meeting room.  Snacks and drinks available for purchase from the Elk’s Lodge.  Call 865-8777 or email


The Mac Users Group will meet at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 9 in the NWF State College Student Services Building — Room 132. Bruce Aplin, the club answer man, will give a short presentation on “Cloud Storage.” No fees or reservations required. Call 862-3327 or email

Garden Club

The Destin Garden Club will meet from 9:15-11:30 a.m. Sept. 10 in the Destin Library Meeting Room. The program will be on fall and winter plants for color in the Florida Panhandle, conducted by Karen Kirk-Williams, an Okaloosa County Master Gardener.


The Okaloosa County Democratic Executive Committee will meet at 6 p.m. Sept. 10 at Democratic Headquarters, 60 Second Street, Suite 305, in Shalimar. Call 609-3367.

Destin Woman’s Club

The Destin Woman’s Club will meet at 11 a.m. Sept. 11 at Carrabba’s Italian Grill in the Silver Sands Premium Outlets, 10562 U.S. 98. The program will consist of presentations from Fisher House and Northwest Florida State College.  Lunch is $20, payable either in advance or at the door. New members are always welcome. RSVP by Sept. 6 at Call 294-3778.

Friends of the Destin Library

The Friends of the Destin Library will meet at 3 p.m. Sept. 13. Facilitator Daralyn Chase will share a preventative and holistic approach to wellness for Self-Improvement Month, “Wellness Rocks!” Program is free and open to the public. Seating limited. Call 837-8572.

Parrot Head Club

The Emerald Coast Parrot Head Club will meet from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Sept. 13 at Harry T’s on Destin harbor. Call 642-8766.

Betterment Alliance

The Main Street Betterment Alliance meets at 6 p.m. Tuesdays at the American Legion, 311 Main Street. Call 837-3818.

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

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.