Community Meetings Jan. 3

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. Jan. 5


The Mac Users Group will meet at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 5 in the NWF State College Student Services Center — Room 130. This will be a Question & Answer Session with a panel of three experienced Mac Users answering questions. Attendees are encouraged to bring their Mac devices. Call 862-3327.

Republican Women

The Republican Women of Okaloosa Federated will meet at 11:30 a.m. Jan. 7 at the Wyndam Garden Hotel on Okaloosa Island. Newly elected County Commissioner Carolyn Ketchel will present the program and will address current local issues, followed by questions and discussion. Attendees are encouraged to bring instant microwaveable meals and bottled water supplies for the USO. Empty ink cartridges are also being collected. Make reservations by noon Jan. 2 at 651-5416 or Cost of the lunch is $16/members and $18/guests. 

American Legion

Cub Scouts/Webs leaders will meet at  6 p.m. Jan 7 at American Legion Post 296, 311 Main Street in Destin. Call 837-3818.

• Jan. 14, 28: Weblos Den meeting 6:30 p.m.

• Jan. 20: Cub Scout Pack meeting, 6:30 p.m.

• Jan. 21: Post Planning and House meetings, 5 p.m., executive meeting 6 p.m., general meeting  7 p.m., auxiliary executive meeting, 6 p.m., general meeting, 6:30 p.m.

Audubon Society

The Choctawhatchee Audubon Society will meet at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 8 in Room 130 of the new Student Services Building at NWFSC. Brett Williams will present “Adaptive Wild land Fire Management at Eglin AFB.” Admission is free and open to the interested public. Call 678-1461.

Garden Club

The Destin Garden Club will meet at 9:30 a.m. Jan. 13 at the Destin Library, 150 Sibert Ave.  Mrytie Blue from a boutique and floral design studio will give a program on tablescaping. Owners William Brian Watson and Eugene F. Campbell offer an artful approach to styling and creating beautiful weddings and events, “celebrate everyday.” The event is open and free to the public. Membership is available for $35 a year. 

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.