Community Meetings Oct. 11

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. Oct. 14

• Public Works/Public Safety, 5:30 p.m. Oct. 14

• Town Center CRA/AC, 5:30 p.m. Oct. 15

• Local Planning Agency, 5:30 p.m. Oct. 16

• Community stakeholder forum, 1:30-4:30 p.m. Oct. 16 to generate a community discussion regarding tourism impacts on the city’s businesses and residents

Genealogy Society

Bert Blackmon will be the guest speaker when the Genealogy Society of Okaloosa County meets at 10 a.m. Oct. 11 at the Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida. His will be “Researching Military Records” and will focus on the many kinds of records available for persons who served in the military and where to look for these records. Call 243-0352.

Horticulture Studies Group

Tri-County Horticulture Studies Group will meet at 10 a.m. Oct. 16 at the McMahon Environmental Center on Butler Circle in Crestview. McMahon, retired forester, has spent many years planting more than 100 trees indigenous to Florida in the park. Okaloosa County Forester Maria Wilson will identify trees at the center. Afterwards the group will travel to Holt to visit Oliver’s Nursery. Bring a sack lunch and drink for a picnic at the nursery. For more information, email or call 678-2842.

Embroiderers’ Guild

The Sand Dunes Chapter of Embroiderers’ Guild of America will meet from 1:30-4:30 p.m. Oct. 26 in the Religious Education building at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church on Valparaiso Boulevard in Niceville. 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 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.