AROUND-TOWN

Community Meetings June 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.

• Bid Committee, 9:30 a.m. June 24

• Airport Compatibility Advisory Committee, 10 a.m. June 24

• Destin Youth Council, 4 p.m. June 26

• Code Enforcement Board, 5:30 p.m. June 26

• Closed, July 4

American Legion

A post planning meeting begins at 5:30 p.m. June 18; SAL general meeting, 6 p.m.; and post general meeting at 7 p.m. at American Legion Post 296, 311 Main Street in Destin.

Horticulture Studies

The Tri-County Horticulture Studies Group will meet at 10 a.m. June 19 in Room 3 of the Mitchell Building next door to the Valparaiso Community Library, 459 Valparaiso Parkway, for a presentation by Marie Harrison about pollinators and plants that attract them. The group will then visit Paradise Gardens behind the Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida, and a plant sale at 166 Edge Avenue. All proceeds will benefit Paradise Gardens. For a list of plants for sale, visit www.mariesgardenanddesign.com and click on Horticulture Studies. To have lunch with the group at Compass Rose, RSVP to marieharrison@valp.net.

ECPRO

Emerald Coast Public Relations Organization will meet at 11:30 a.m. June 24 at Angler’s Beachside Grill on Okaloosa Island. This month’s topic will be “Driving Customer Value through a Positive Image” presented by Domenica Farmer, area sales director for Waste Management. Cost is $15/members, $20/non-members and $10/full-time students. Email ivana@innisfree.com for information.

Embroiderers’ Guild

The Sand Dunes Chapter of Embroiderers’ Guild of America will meet from 6:30-9 p.m. June 26 in Room 400 of First United Methodist Church of Niceville. Visitors are welcome. Call 496-3466.

Seniors of Destin

The Seniors of Destin meet the fourth Friday of the month for a covered dish and to celebrate all birthdays for the month. The program is sponsored by the City of Destin and Gentiva Home Health. Each month has a featured guest speaker that pertains to senior living.  Call 685-5310.

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 dfureigh@fwb.org.

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 www.flotilla14.info.

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.