Staff Writer
The Destin Log

All area codes are 850 unless noted.

Holiday Sale Extravaganza

The spirit of the holidays will come alive in the main hallway of Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast as the hospital’s Guild Gift Shop hosts its annual Holiday Sale Extravaganza from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily from Nov. 11 through Nov. 20, and Nov. 14. Unique gifts, holiday decorations, toys and much more will be available for purchase at 20 percent off regularly marked prices.

Blood Drive

Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast will host the Oneblood mobile unit from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 11 at the main entrance of the hospital. All donors will receive a free T-shirt and a meal ticket to the hospital’s café.

World of Beer

On Nov. 11, World of Beer taverns nationwide invite all veterans and current servicemen and servicewomen to enjoy a free select draught beer by presenting a military ID, VA Card, or proof of service at World of Beer locations across the country, where legal.

Judge Maney at Library

The Friends Guild of the Destin Library will host a program in honor of Veterans' Day featuring retired US Army Reserves Brigadier General Judge Patt Maney at 2 p.m. Nov. 12 at the Destin Library. Program is free and open to the public. Judge Maney will share his experiences as a wounded veteran, the plight of wounded warriors with traumatic brain injury and the T. Patterson Maney Veterans’ Treatment Intervention Act. Call 837-8572.

Happy Hearts

A senior ministry at Village Baptist Church, Happy Hearts will have its annual Christmas party at 2 p.m. Nov. 12 at Golden Corral in Destin. Come and celebrate an early Christmas with a guest from the far north, fun and prizes. Buffet with drink is $8. Please bring non perishable food items for the Food Pantry at Village.

Bereavement Support Group

Share and learn more about the grief journey you are enduring with an Emerald Coast Hospice bereavement group at 1:30 p.m. Wednesdays at the Destin Library. Groups are free and ongoing.

Holiday Craft Show

The City of Destin’s Ninth Annual Holiday Craft Show will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 13 and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 14 at the Destin Community Center. There will be hand-crafted jewelry, woodcarvings, watercolor paintings, and much more from over 75 vendors. Admission is free. Call 654-5184 for more information.

Community Walk

The annual Out of the Darkness Community Walk to support the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention will be held at noon Nov. 14 at Beasley Park on Okaloosa Island.

Financial seminar

“Maintaining Financial Health & Balance in Retirement” is topic of Financial Matters Seminar from 10-11:30 a.m. Nov. 16 in the Family Birth Place Conference Room, at Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast in Miramar Beach. Guest speaker and president of Mainstay Financial Group, Annalee Leonard, will discuss the financial options, opportunities, and pitfalls commonly faced by retirees. Make reservation at 416-1620 or 877-416-1620.

Veterans Dinner

The Second Annual Veterans Dinner, a free Thanksgiving dinner honoring local military veterans, will be held Nov. 16 with seating every half hour from 4-6:30 p.m. at Popeyes Chicken at Eglin Air Force. Make a reservation before 3 p.m. Nov. 16.

Breast cancer support group

Meets at 6 p.m. Nov. 17 in the Olson Women’s Diagnostic Center at Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast. Call 278-3980.

Destin Snowbirds

The Destin Snowbirds will hold its opening ceremony and ribbon cutting at 1 p.m. Nov. 17 at the Destin Community Center.

Healthy Living Seminar

Healthy Holiday Eating is the topic of Sacred Heart Senior Spirit's free seminar with Sarah Lowe, Hospital dietitian, from 10-11 a.m. Nov. 18 in the Resource Center, Suite 3 Conference Room Call 416-1620 or 877-416-1620 to register.

Grant applications

The Okaloosa Arts Alliance (OAA) is accepting grant applications through Dec 1. The Okaloosa Arts Alliance will be awarding $4,000 in grants to local non-profits and schools within Okaloosa County to aid in their art and/or cultural programs for 2015. The grant application and guidelines are available on the website at For questions or comments, please email Amy at

ACT/SAT workshop

A workshop to assist students in Okaloosa County High Schools who will take the Dec. 12 ACT and Dec. 5 SAT will be held from 2-5 p.m. Nov. 30, Dec. 1, 2, and 3 in the Media Center at Fort Walton Beach High School. All materials, snacks and drinks are furnished. Students need to bring calculators. Registration deadline is Nov. 17. For information, contact Alice Hart at 615-585-2401, email or contact your high school guidance department.

Horizon Stars Fashion Show

The Arc of the Emerald Coast hosts its annual fundraising event Horizon Stars Fashion Show from 7-10 p.m. Nov. 20 at the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort's Linkside Conference Center. Tickets are $65/regular seating, $120/couples, and $100/VIP area (1 person). All proceeds will benefit The Arc of Emerald Coast. With a "Winterland" theme, the show will focus on Fashion, Music, and Stars. Call 376-1037 or email for tickets and information.

Alzheimer’s Support Group

The Covenant Alzheimer’s Support Group meets from 2-3:30 p.m. Nov. 24 in the Suite 3 Education Center at Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast. Group meets on the last Tuesday of every month.

Grand Boulevard Farmers’ Market

The market will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday in Grand Park in Miramar Beach between Cantina Laredo and Tommy Bahama’s. Vendors will offer locally sourced food-based items including produce, eggs, milk, butter, grass-fed beef, chicken, lamb, and pork, honey, pickled vegetables and gourmet jams. Market is held on Wednesdays from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

Farmers Market

The WaterColor Coastal Farmers Market will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Sunday at Cerulean Park. Traditional Farmers Market items such as local farm fresh produce, eggs, and dairy products will be available. There will also be a large variety of organic and homemade items such as Greek gourmet foods, hot and jerk sauces, grass fed beef, chicken, and pork. Market is held on Thursdays from March 12 through Labor Day.

30A Farmers’ Market

This community event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sundays in Town Center in Rosemary Beach features fresh vegetables, fruits, eggs, honey, cheese and more. Market is held on Thursdays from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

Seaside Farmers Market

Get your pick of fresh produce, baked goods, dairy products, native plants and other unique offerings Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Amphitheatre behind Raw & Juicy. Enjoy special cooking demos and activities.


Duplicate Bridge, ACBL, will be held at 9:50 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Thursday at St. Andrews Episcopal Church, 307 Harbor Blvd. in Destin. Cost is $7. No partner necessary. For more information e-mail

Destin Life Center

Recreation and fitness activities at Destin Life Center at Destin United Methodist Church, 200 Beach Drive, include the following. Hours are 6:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Closed Sunday. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday visit the Soul Café for lunch. Call ahead for dine in or pick up. For information, call the DLC at 837-2021.

• Adult Open Soccer: From 7-9 p.m. Wednesdays. Fee is $2/player.

• Adult Open Volleyball: From 6-9 p.m. Tuesdays. Fee is $2/player.

• Pickleball: From 2-5 p.m. Monday-Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.

• DLC Fitness Cardio/Weight Room: Nautilus equipment, three treadmills, two ellipticals and one recumbent bike. Memberships are $40/calendar quarter; $30/month; $20/week; and $10/day.

• Community Fitness Classes: Indoor cycling, Zumba, Rise and Stretch, PIYO, Cardio Dance, Forever Young (senior aerobics) and more. Costs are $40/month; $7/class; $20/month Forever Young, fitness for seniors; and $3/individual Forever Young.

Destin Community Center

All activities are at the Destin Community Center, unless noted. Call 654-5184 or email for information and to register. Persons with disabilities who require assistance are asked to notify the center 48 hours in advance.

• Capoeira (Brazilian Martial Arts): Capoeira is a Brazilian Martial Art that combines the elements of dance, acrobatics and music. Classes are on Wednesdays 7-9 p.m.

• Game Room: Open to children age 10 and older from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday.

• Pickleball: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Racquets and balls available. Lessons Monday from 10:30-11:30 a.m.

• Table Tennis: Tuesdays from 2-5 p.m. and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to noon. Paddles and balls provided.

• Zumba Gold: From 11 a.m. to noon on Thursdays. Fee is $6/session.