Community Meetings Jan. 4

Staff Writer
The Destin Log

All area codes are 850 unless specified.

Dstin 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.

• Executive session, 5:30 p.m. Jan. 6

• City Council, 6 p.m. Jan. 6

• Harbor CRA-AC, 5:30 p.m. Jan. 7

• Special Local Planning Agency, 5:30 p.m. Jan. 9


The Mac Users Group will meet at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 6  at the NWF State College Student Services Building — Room 132. Eddie Branch will present “iPad Mail De-mystified plus MacMail, Calendar and Contacts continued.” For more information, call 862-3327 or email

Friends of the Destin Library

The Friends of the Destin Library will meet at 3 p.m. Jan. 10. Dr. Thomas Sajway will present the topic of memory and forgetting. This program is free and open to the public on a first come, first served basis. Pre-register at 837-8572. 

Genealogy Society

The Genealogy Society of Okaloosa County will meet at 10 a.m. Jan. 11 at the Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida in Valpariso. Speaker will be Hank Klein, who will present Publishing and Enjoying Your Genealogy Work.

American Legion

A Post Executive meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 8 at American Legion Post 296, 311 Main Street in Destin.

• Jan. 15: Planning meeting, 6p.m.; Auxiliary General meeting, 6:30 p.m. and Post General meeting, 7 p.m.

• Jan. 21: Cub Scouts meet from 6:30-7:30 p.m. 

Horticulture group

The Tri-County Horticulture Studies Group meets from 10 a.m. to noon Jan. 16 at the Okaloosa County Road Department training room, 1759 S. Ferdon Blvd. in Crestview. The subjects for study are container grown plants. Participants are welcome to bring refreshments to share with the group. Drinks will be provided.

Following the lecture, the group will visit Crestview Hydroponics. Fresh produce will be available for sale, including tomatoes. A group lunch follows at Wild Olive Restaurant. Call 678-2842 or email before Jan. 11 to make reservation.

Writers In Sandals

Writers In Sandals will meet from 10:30 a.m. to noon Jan. 18  at the Destin Library. Looking Back and Planning Forward is the topic with a writing assignment focusing on a 2014 list of New Year's writing resolutions.

Digital User Groups

The Destin Library has scheduled the following upcoming January User Group Meetings for individuals who own and use digital devices from 6-7:30 p.m. Call 83-8572.

• Jan. 21: Craigslist Users Group

• Jan. 23: Kindle Fire Users Group

• Jan. 28: Facebook Users Group

• Jan. 30: iPad Users Group

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.