Community Meetings Sept. 13

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 2nd Budget Hearing, 6 p.m. Sept. 16

• Town Center CRA-AC, 5:30 p.m. Sept. 17

• LPA, 5:30 p.m. Sept. 18

Genealogical Society

The Genealogical Society of Okaloosa County will meet at 10 a.m. Sept. 13 at the Heritage Museum in Valparaiso. Program will be “Show and Tell.”

Embroiderers’ Guild

The Sand Dunes Chapter of Embroiderers’ Guild of America will have a stitch-in from 1:30-4:30 p.m. Sept. 14 in the Religious Education building, Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church on Valparaiso Boulevard in Niceville. A meeting will be held from 1:30-4:30 p.m. Sept. 21 at the church. Call 496-3466.


Okaloosa Democrats will meet at 6:30 p.m. Sept 15 at the Helen Back Restaurant in Niceville. Especially welcome are people willing to help with the primary election in November.

Horticulture studies group

The Tri-County Horticulture Studies Group will meet at 10 a.m. Sept. 18 in the fellowship hall of Grace Lutheran Church, 4325 Commons Drive in Destin. A program, “Planting Roses in Fall,” will be given by Master Gardener Karen Kirk-Williams. A tour of Laura Hall’s garden follows and lunch at 790 on the Gulf. RSVP for lunch to

Okaloosa-Walton TPO

The Okaloosa-Walton Transportation Planning Organization will meet at 3 p.m. Sept. 18 at the Destin City Hall Annex, 4100 Indian Bayou Trail. The Citizens’ Advisory Committee and Technical Coordinating Committee will meet at 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. respectively. For a full agenda, visit

American Legion

Planning, House meeting at 5 p.m.; Executive Committee at 6 p.m.; General Membership meeting, 7 p.m., Auxiliary; Executive meeting, 6 p.m.; General meeting, 6:30 p.m., Sons of the American Legion; and Membership meeting, 6:30 p.m. Sept. 17 at American Legion Post 296, 311 Main Street in Destin. Call 837-3818.

Writers In Sandals

Writing Scripts for Puppet Shows will be the topic of guest speaker Lucille Rogers, a professional puppeteer and storyteller, when Writers In Sandals meets from 10:30 a.m. to noon Sept. 20 at the Destin Library.

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 a.m. 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.