AROUND-TOWN

Community Meetings July 19

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.

• City Council, 6 p.m. July 21

• Bid Committee, 9:30 a.m. July 22

• Airport Compatibility Advisory Committee, 10 a.m. July 22

American Legion

Installation of new officers will take place at 11 a.m. July 19 at American Legion Post 296, 311 Main Street in Destin.

Writers In Sandals

Writers In Sandals will meet at 10:30 a.m. July 19 at the Destin Library. Dr. Tommy Fairweather will make a presentation on Writing Tips Learned from Reading Biographies of Writers. 

Okaloosa Democrats

Okaloosa Democrats will meet at 6 p.m. July 21 at Helen Back restaurant, Oak Creek Shopping Center, 1128 John Sims Parkway in Niceville. Especially invited are all Democrats who are willing to volunteer to help during upcoming elections. Call 609-3367.

ECPRO

The Emerald Coast Public Relations Organization will meet at 11:30 a.m. July 22 at Angler’s Beachside Grill on Okaloosa Island. Speaker will be Kay Rasmussen, CEcD, Economic Development Council of Okaloosa County. Cost is $15/members, $20/non-members, and $10/full-time students. For information, email ivana@innisfree.com.

Okaloosa Republicans

The Okaloosa County Republican Club will host a political candidate’s forum during its meeting at 6:30 p.m. July 24 at American Legion Post 235, 105 S.W. Hollywood Blvd. in Fort Walton Beach. Price for dinner is $15 and includes drinks and gratuity. All club members, registered Republicans and their invited guests are welcome. Make dinner reservations at 586-1325. 

Embroiderers Guild

The Sand Dunes Chapter of Embroiderers Guild of America will meet from 6:30-9 p.m. July 24 in Room 400, First United Methodist Church of Niceville. Visitors are welcome. Call 496-3466.

Audubon Society

The Choctawhatchee Audubon Society meets at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 7 in Room 130 of the NWFSC Student Services Center with a video presentation by Malcolm Mark Swan, cartographer with Colorado State University in support of Eglin AFB. Learn to identify and appreciate the beauty and tenacity of warblers and grosbeaks of Northwest Florida. Call 678-1461.

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.