COMMUNITY HAPPENINGS JAN. 2

Staff Writer
The Destin Log

All area codes are 850 unless noted.

Food-for-Fine

Destin Library patrons owing fines for overdue books, videos, DVDs and CDs will be exempt from the fine if overdue materials are returned along with a donation of canned goods (no expired food items, rusty cans or crushed boxes will be accepted). Items particularly desired are peanut butter, canned ravioli and SpaghettiOs OR a cash donation. Donations will not be accepted for lost or damaged items. The Food-for-Fine drive will benefit Harvest House, Inc., of Destin. Continues through Jan. 3.

Floral Design/Nautical Knots

The Friends Guild of the Destin Library will host a program featuring Floral Design and Nautical Knots at 2 p.m. Jan. 8 at the Destin Library. The program is free and open to the public. Email friendsofthedestinlibrary@gmail.com to confirm attendance. Call 837-8572.

History Sandwiched-In

Historian Hank Klein presents “History Mystery of Northwest Florida” during History Sandwiched-In, a free lunch-time lecture, at noon Jan. 8 at the Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida. Klein will present interesting facts about West and East Florida and Destin and Okaloosa County. Bring a sandwich. This lecture is free and open to the public. Call 678-2615 to reserve a seat.

ACT/SAT workshop

A workshop to assist students in Okaloosa County High Schools who will take the Feb. 6 ACT and Jan. 23 and March 5 SAT will be held from 2-5 p.m. Jan. 19, 20, 25 and 26 at Fort Walton Beach High School and 2-5 p.m. Jan. 21, 22, 27 and 28 at Niceville High School. All materials, snacks and drinks are furnished. Students need to bring calculators. Registration deadline is Jan. 7. For information, contact Alice Hart at 615-585-2401, email Amhart1966@aol.com or contact your high school guidance department.

Endocrinology seminar

Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast Senior Spirit program will host a free seminar featuring Dr. Ralph Goodman, board-certified endocrinologist, at 10 a.m. Jan 12 in the hospital’s Resource Center, Suite 3 Conference Room. Dr. Goodman will speak on “Endocrinology: Diabetes and Other Hormone Disorders.” Call 278-3600 or 877-416-1620 to register.

Women's Literature Circle

The Friends Guild of the Destin Library will host a three-week Women’s Literature Circle with Dr. Patricia Moran at 1 p.m. Jan. 19, 25 and Feb. 2. The program is free and open to the public. Call 837-8572.

Destin's Pioneer Settlers

The Destin Library will host a presentation, Destin’s Pioneer Settlers, at 2 p.m. Jan. 26. The presentation is free and open to the public. Seats will be limited for this presentation and interested individuals are encouraged arrive early for this program.

Spring Craft Show

The City of Destin’s Annual Spring Craft Show will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 19 and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 20 at the Community Center. There will over 50 vendors showing handcrafted jewelry, woodcarvings, paintings, food items and much more. Vendor booths are available for $45/residents and $55/non-residents. Admission is free to the public. Call 654-5184 for more information.

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.

Library Seeks Volunteers

The Destin Library is seeking volunteers to teach or assist with the upcoming spring 2016 instructional computer program. Typically volunteers have experience using various software programs, online applications and devices. For a complete list of proposed workshop topics and tentative workshop dates, contact Will Rogers at wrogers@cityofdestin.com or 837-8572.

Alzheimer’s Support Group

The Covenant Alzheimer’s Support Group meets from 2-3:30 p.m. Jan. 26 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.

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.

Bridge

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 halsyst@aol.com

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 recreation@cityofdestin.com for information and to register. Persons with disabilities who require assistance are asked to notify the center 48 hours in advance.

• Aerobics: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 9 a.m. Bring water and towel. Cost is $3/session.

• 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.

• Chair Yoga: Monday and Thursday from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Cost is $4/class.

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

• Line Dancing: Class will be held on Thursdays beginning Jan. 14. Beginner lessons 12:30 p.m. Open dance is 1:15-1:45 p.m. Intermediate lessons 1:45 p.m. Fee is $6.

• Pickleball: Mondays from 12-3 p.m. and 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. Fee $2/resident and $3/non-resident.

• Yoga: From 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursdays for all levels. Bring a mat and water.

• Zumba Gold: From 10:30-11:30 a.m. on Mondays and Thursdays. Fee is $6/session.