Community Meetings 11-16

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.

• City Council, 6 p.m. Nov. 18

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

Writers In Sandals

The Post Card — A Form of Communication will be the topic when Writers In Sandals meets from 10:30 a.m. to noon Nov. 16 at the Destin Library.

Democratic Executive Committee

The Okaloosa County Democratic Executive Committee will meet at 6 p.m. Nov. 18 at Democratic Headquarters, 60 Second Street, Suite 305, in Shalimar. The agenda will focus on winning in 2014. Call 609-3367.

Libertarian Party

The Northwest Florida Libertarian Party will meet at 7 p.m. Nov. 20 at Helen Back Again Restaurant, 1128 John Sims Parkway in Niceville. Guest speaker will be Steve Coxwell, whose family became famous in a 10-year running legal action with the State of Florida when the State wanted to confiscate a pond they made on their property in Niceville.  Call 217-6590. 

Republican Club

The Okaloosa County Republican Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 21 at American Legion Post 235, 105 S.W. Hollywood Blvd. in Fort Walton Beach.  Guest speaker will be The Honorable Don Gaetz, president of the Florida Senate. Price of dinner is $12. All visitors are welcome. Make reservations at 586-1325.

Embroiderers’ Guild

The Sand Dunes Chapter of Embroiderers’ Guild of America will meet from 9:30 a.m. to noon Nov. 21 at First United Methodist Church of Niceville. The night group meets from 6:30-8:30 p.m.  Call 496-3466.

Horticulture Studies Group

The Tri-County Horticulture Studies Group will meet at 10 a.m. Nov. 21 at the Fred Gannon Rocky Bayou State Park, 4281 State Road 20 in Niceville. Participants will be conducted on an instructive walking tour of the park trails by Rangers Lynda Smith and Kit Snyder. Box lunches, provided by Heavenly Ham, will be eaten at the park pavilion. To reserve a box lunch, email or call 678-2842. Cost of the box lunch is $10 and is payable at the pavilion. 

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.