COMMUNITY CALENDAR Oct. 20
All area codes are 850 unless noted.
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.
• Town Center CRA-AC, 5:30 p.m. Oct. 17
• Special City Council Meeting, 5:20 p.m. Oct. 22
• City Council Workshop – Transportation and Parking Master, 5:30 p.m. Oct. 22
• Open House, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 25 at the Destin Community Center
• City Council Workshop – Short Term Rental, 5:30 p.m. Oct. 25
ResortQuest Relief Effort
ResortQuest by Wyndham Vacation Rentals will be a central drop off location for supplies for anyone who would like to donate for the victims of Hurricane Michael. Drop off times are 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily at their offices, including Okaloosa Island Collection Center, ResortQuest Okaloosa Island Office; ResortQuest Central Destin Office, 35000 Emerald Coast Parkway; and Miramar Beach Collection Center, TOPS’L Beach and Request Resort, 9011 US Hwy. 98. Some items needed are household supplies, toothpaste, toothbrushes, sanitation wipes, hand sanitizer, shampoo, toilet paper, canned food. protein bars, water, diapers, Baby Wipes, clothes and blankets/bedding.
Choctawhatchee Audubon Society
Join experienced Birder Malcolm Swan and identify migrants, herons and marsh birds at Veterans Park on Okaloosa Island Oct. 20. Meet at the NE corner of the Okaloosa Island Convention Center parking lot at 7:30 a.m. Bring binoculars, cameras and wear long pants and close toed shoes. Call 210-343-9082.
• Oct. 27: Join Malcolm Swan and Alan Knothe, along with members of the Bay County Audubon Society, in a visit to the Wright Landfill. Meet at Pepito’s parking lot, 1313 Lewis Turner Blvd., at 8:15 a.m. See ducks, waders, hawks and migrants at the very productive landfill site. Wear long pants and closed toed shoes. Call 210-343-9082 or 208-1789.
South Walton Jewelry & Pawn, 16735 US Hwy. 331 South in Freeport, will donate 20 percent of jewelry sold to the Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Centers in Walton and Okaloosa Counties. Call 880-6249 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
This fall learn about Android app design using MIT's Scratch language at The Destin Library’s Code Club for middle schoolers at 4:30 p.m. Fridays. For more information or to sign up call 837-8572 or message Library on Facebook.
Emerald Coast Suicide Prevention’s Fall Fundraiser, Denim & Bling, will be held from 4-8 p.m. Oct. 21 at Bric-a-Brac Restaurant, 824 Hwy. 98 E in Shoreline Village Plaza. RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/events/2450054011887786/ or email email@example.com.
Knights of Columbus Golf Tournament
The Emerald Coast Knights of Columbus Golf Tournament will be held Oct. 27 at Emerald Bay Golf Club in Destin. Format is a four-man scramble with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. Players sign in from 7:15-8:15 a.m. Entry fee is $120/person and $400/foursome with foursome price increasing to $480 after Oct. 15. Lunch will be provided. Sponsorships are available starting at $150 to $2,500. Call 217-1229, 650-3029 or 543-9488.
French Kande Trunk Show
Today’s Boutique will host a trunk show featuring French Kande Jewelry from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 26 and 27 at 4433 Commons Drive E #E103 in destin. This trunk show will unveil the 2018 Fall Chatelet Collection which features several new styles with Swarovski crystals, bezels, and a new Night Tide stone mix made with garnet, hematite and onyx. A bubbly Witch’s Brew (champagne) will be provided throughout the day.
The Sand Dunes Chapter of Embroiderers' Guild of America will meet from 1:30-4:30 p.m. Oct. 28 in the Religious Education building, Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church, 1200 Valparaiso Blvd. in Niceville. Call 496-3466.
Story-time Halloween Hunt
The Destin Library’s Youth Services Department has scheduled its annual Story-time Halloween Hunt for children ages four and under at 9:30 a.m. Oct. 31. Pre-register at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 837-8572 by Oct. 26. Information should include parents name, contact telephone, email address and number of children participating.
The Genealogical Society of Okaloosa County will meet at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 27 at the Fort Walton Beach Library, 185 Miracle Strip Parkway SE. The meeting includes the annual “Show, Share, and Tell Program.” For more information, call 582 8202.
Pink Walk Fundraiser
Fore Her will hold a fundraiser, The Pink Walk, from 12-3 p.m. Nov. 4 at Destin Commons for its mission of assisting local breast cancer patients. The half-mile walk and after party will feature a DJ and photo booth, sweet treats, activities for children, an aerobics class and inspirational words from local news channel WJHG’s Jessica Foster. Cost is $35/adults and $20/ages five to 12. For more information, visit www.foreher.org/pinkwalk.
Family History Workshop
The Destin Library will host a hands-on free Family History workshop, Who Is in Your Family Tree?, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Nov. 8 in the library’s computer lab. FamilySearch instructors Tom and Irene Price will provide training. Registrants must have a valid library card from any Okaloosa County Public Library. To register, call 837-8572.
Fresh Foodies Class
Fresh Foodies, with Chef Carrie Knife, meets on the second Tuesday of each month (Nov. 13) from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Destin School of the Arts, Building A, 200 Beach Drive. Call 837-2021, ext. 236, or email email@example.com to reserve a spot. A one-time registration fee is $25 and includes custom apron and recipe binder. Class participation is $45.
The Friends Guild of the Destin Library will host an afternoon presentation by the Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance at 2 p.m. Nov. 13. This program is free and open to the public.
Holiday Craft Show
The City of Destin’s 12th Annual Holiday Craft Show will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 16 and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 17 at the Destin Com-munity Center. There will be hand-crafted jewelry, woodcarvings, watercolor paintings, and much more from more than 50 vendors. Vendor booths are available for $45/residents and $55/non-residents (+$10 for a corner booth). Register early, as space is limited. Admission to the public is free. Call 654-5184 for more information.
A Holiday Baking Class, taught by Chef Jim Shirah, will be held at the Destin Community Center for children ages 8-14 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 19 and 20. The fee is $40/residents and $50/non-residents. Students will take home several holiday cookies and treats. Register early at 654-5184.
Christmas Tree Lighting
The 32nd annual Christmas Tree Lighting, hosted by the City of Destin, will be held at the Destin Community Center at 6 p.m. Nov. 29. This will be an outdoor event for the entire family with a visit from Santa Claus, entertainment from local choruses, musical groups, etc. with refreshments served after the lighting of the tree. Donations of canned food will be collected for families in need. Call 654-5184.