Community Meetings Oct. 3
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.
• Executive Session, 5 p.m. Oct. 5
• City Council, 6 p.m. Oct. 5
• Board of Adjustment, 5:30 p.m. Oct. 7
• Special Magistrate Hearing, 5:30 p.m. Oct. 8
• Special City Council 5:30 p.m. Oct. 12
• Public Works/Public Safety, 5:30 p.m. Oct. 13
• Harbor CRA-AC, 5:30 p.m. Oct. 14
The Mac Users Group will meet at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 5 in the NWF State College Student Services Center, Room 130. Eddie Branch will give a demo of IOS 9 on the iPhone and iPad followed by features of El Capitan. Call 862-3327 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Republican Women of Okaloosa Federated will meet at 11:30 a.m. Oct. 7 at the Wyndam Garden Hotel on Okaloosa Island. Undersheriff Don Adams, from the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office, will speak on the increase in the county’s crime rate over the past year, and Ashley Bailey, the crime prevention manager with the Sheriff’s Office, will address such issues as personal safety. To make a reservation, call 651-5416 or email email@example.com by Oct. 3. Cost of the lunch is $16/members and $18/guests.
The Okaloosa-Walton Transportation Planning Organization will meet at 3 p.m. Oct. 8 at the Destin City Hall Annex, 4100 Indian Bayou Trail. The Citizens’ and Technical Coordinating Advisory Committees (CAC/TCC) will meet at 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. respectively. For a full agenda, visit www.wfrpc.org.
The Happy Hearts
An Adult Senior Ministry of Village Baptist Church, The Happy Hearts will meet at 2 p.m. Oct. 8 at Golden Corral for a history of the Muscogee Nation of Florida and on the Emerald Coast with guest speaker, chairwoman Ann Denson Tucker of the Tribal Council.
Buffet lunch is $8, no credit cards. Please bring a non-perishable food item for The Village Food Pantry. Some of the items needed include canned fruits, vegetables, soups and meat, pasta and sauce, breakfast bars, cereal and instant coffee and tea bags. Call 598-0954 or 608-6026.
The Sand Dunes Chapter of Embroiderers' Guild of America will meet for an informal stitch-in from 1:30-4:30 p.m. Oct. 11 and a program meeting from 1:30-4:30 p.m. Oct. 25 in the Religious Education building, Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church on Valparaiso Boulevard in Niceville. Visitors are welcome. Call 496-3466.
Valparaiso Garden Club will meet at 9 a.m. Oct. 14 in room 3 of the Valparaiso Community Library, 459 Valparaiso Parkway. New members and visitors are welcome. The program will be on fall gardening presented by Marie Harrison. In addition there will be a silent auction with all proceeds going to charity so please bring an item to donate.
To become more effective communicators and leaders, visit one or more of the Toastmasters clubs at the following or visit www.toastmasters.org/Find-a-Club.
• 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
The Destin Rotary meets at 7:15 a.m. every Tuesday at Rutherford’s 465. Visit https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rotary-Club-of-Destin/241220675890226.
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.
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.