Community Meetings Jan. 18

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.

• Observance of MLK, Jr. Day, closed Jan. 20

• Executive Session, 5:30 p.m. Jan. 21

• City Council, 6 p.m. Jan. 21

• Code Enforcement Board, 5:30 p.m. Jan. 23

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.

Democratic Executive Committee

The Okaloosa County Democratic Executive Committee will meet at 6 p.m. Jan. 20 at headquarters, 60 Second Street, Suite 305 in Shalimar. Call 609-3367 for more information

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 837-8572.

• Jan. 21: Craigslist Users Group

• Jan. 23: Kindle Fire Users Group

• Jan. 28: Facebook Users Group

• Jan. 30: iPad Users Group  


The Emerald Coast Public Relations Organization will meet at 11:30 a.m. Jan. 21 at Angler’s Beachside Grill on Okaloosa Island. January’s topic will be “All about You in 2014.” Cost is $15/members, $20/non-members, and $10/full-time students. For more information, email

Republican Club

The Okaloosa County Republican Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 23 at American Legion Post 235, 105 S.W. Hollywood Blvd. in Fort Walton Beach. Guest speaker The Honorable William “Bill” Eddins,  state attorney for  Florida's 1st Judicial Circuit, will give  insight into the judicial process and the priorities of his office. Price of dinner is $15. Call 586-1325.

Embroiderers’ Guild

The Sand Dunes Chapter of Embroiderers' Guild of America will meet from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Jan. 23 and 9:30 a.m. to noon Jan. 27 in room 400, First United Methodist Church of Niceville. Call 496-3466

Parrot Head Club

The Emerald Coast Parrot Head Club will meet for it monthly phlocking from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Jan. 24 at Sago Sports Bar and Grill in The Palms of Destin Resort on U.S. 98. Call 920-246-5622.

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.