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. Nov. 2

• Local Planning Agency, 5:30 p.m. Nov. 5

• Bid Committee, 9:30 a.m. Nov. 10

• Public Works/Public Safety, 5:30 p.m. Nov. 10

• Harbor CRA-AC, 5:30 p.m. Nov. 11

• Special Magistrate Hearing, 5:30 p.m. Nov. 12


The Mac Users Group will meet at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 2 in the NWF State College Student Services Center — Room 130. Anne Hornstein will present “Back to the Basics and Beyond on your iPad and iPhone” and will cover highlights of Photos, Mail, Contacts, Calendar, Facetime, Notes, Pages and Spotlight. Attendees are encouraged to bring their Mac devices. Call 862-3327 or email


Eucheeanna Chapter, National Society Daughters of American Colonist, will meet at Nov. 4. Membership is offered to ladies who can prove their lineage of descent from American colonist prior to July 4, 1776. The Eucheeanna Chapter is taking applications. For more information, email

Republican Women

The Republican Women of Okaloosa Federated will meet at 11:30 a.m. Nov. 4 at the Wyndam Garden Hotel on Okaloosa Island. The program will feature a "presidential forum" with six RWOF members providing campaign stances of the current top six candidates. All will have the same questions, focusing on immigration, health coverage, and tax reform. Make a reservation at 651-5416 or by Oct. 31. Cost of the lunch is $16/members and $18/guests.

Panhandle Patriots

The Florida Panhandle Patriots will meet from 6:30-8 p.m. Nov. 7 at the Elks Lodge on Okaloosa Island. Dan Peterson of the Center for Property Rights of the James Madison Institute will share public policy issues to look for in the 2016 Legislative Session. Donation of $1/person for meeting room. Snacks and beverages available for purchase. Call 865-8777.

Embroiderers' Guild

The Sand Dunes Chapter of Embroiderers' Guild of America's stitch-in will be held from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Nov. 8 and the meeting will be held from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Nov. 22 in the Religious Education building, Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church on Valparaiso Boulevard in Niceville. Visitors are welcome. Call 496-3466.

Garden Club

Valparaiso Garden Club will meet at 9 a.m. Nov. 11 in the community room at the Valparaiso Community Library, 459 Valparaiso Parkway. The program will be on Spots of Color, using various pots to display colorful plants for the fall season. In addition, horticultural and designs brought in by members will be critiqued as an educational effort toward learning appropriate entries for flower shows.


Choctawhatchee Bay Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution will meet at 9:30 a.m. Nov. 12 at First Presbyterian Church, 134 Beal Parkway SW in Fort Walton Beach. Guest speaker Ann Spann, Museum director of the Baker Block Museum, will discuss the History of Cemeteries in Okaloosa County. Call 543-0170.

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. Visit

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.