Community Meetings April 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. April 14

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

• Town Center CRA-AC, 5:30 p.m. April 15

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

• CRA Board, 5:30 p.m. April 20

• City Council, 6 p.m. April 20

• Destin Youth Council, 4 p.m. April 23

• Code Enforcement Board, 5:30 p.m. April 23

Garden Club

The Destin Garden Club will meet at 9:30 a.m. April 14 at the Destin library, 150 Seibert Avenue. The public is encouraged to attend this free event. Call 660-341-8900 for more information.                              


West Florida Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution will meet at 11 a.m. April 14 in Destin. Guest speaker will be Ginger Poffenberger, first vice-regent of the Florida State Society Daughters of the American Revolution.  Call 543-6339.

Horticulture Studies

The Tri-County Horticulture Studies Group will meet from 10 a.m. to noon April 16 at 7 Pines Ranch Native Plant Nursery in DeFuniak Springs, 2435 County Hwy. 192. The program will be given by Dara Dobson, owner of the nursery who will familiarize the group with many native and Florida friendly plants suitable for area landscapes. Group will have lunch at Best Western Motel, 2343 US Hwy. 331 S. Make reservations at

Embroiderers’ Guild

The Sand Dunes Chapter of Embroiderers’ Guild of America will meet from 1:30-4:30 p.m. April 19 in the Religious Education building, Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church, Valparaiso Boulevard in Niceville. Call 496-3466.

Republican Club

The Okaloosa County Republican Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. April 23 at American Legion Post 235, 105 S.W. Hollywood Blvd. in Fort Walton Beach. Okaloosa County Republican Executive Committee Chair Gaye Ellis and Co-Chair Laurie Bartlett will be the guest speakers. Price of dinner is $15 and includes drinks and gratuity.  Make dinner reservations at 376-2287.

Toastmasters International

To become more effective communicators and leaders, visit one or more of the Toastmasters clubs at the following or visit 

• Club 702 White Sands Toastmasters, 12-1 p.m. Thursdays at 415 Racetrack Road NE, in Fort Walton Beach.

• Club 1919 Emerald Coast Toastmasters, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursdays at Education Bldg 251, Room 122 Eglin AFB.

• Club 9478 Hurlburt Toastmasters, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesdays at Education Center Bldg. 221, Classroom  L, Hurburt Field.

• Club 724908 Destin Toastmasters, 5:45-7:15 p.m. 1st and 3rd Tuesday each month at Walton Utility Co. Building.

• Club 817348 Crestview Toastmasters, 6-7 p.m. 2nd and 4th Tuesday each month at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Crestview.

• Club 851515 Lake DeFuniak Toastmasters, 12-1 p.m. 2nd and 4th Thursday each month at Northwest Florida State College, Room 103 at the Chautauqua Center.

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.