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The City of Destin’s Adopt-A-Street Program allows local families, businesses and community groups to perform a valuable community service by adopting sections of a street to keep clear of litter and debris. Groups who participate in this program will have their name listed on the City’s website and signage installed on their adopted street. For more information, call 837-6869 or email email@example.com.
Okaloosa Island continues its series of summer fireworks. The show begins at 9 p.m. every Wednesday through Aug. 10 on the Boardwalk, 1450 Miracle Strip Parkway, Fort Walton Beach. Organizers suggest making it a dinner and a show with a front-row view from any of The Boardwalk’s restaurants, or grab a quick treat and spread out along the beach to watch the fireworks blast off from the pier.
Toast to the Ladies! Wine and Food Tasting, by Emerald Coast Food and Wine Association, is 7 p.m. Saturday, July 9 at WaterVue at Brooks Street, 203 Brooks St. SE, Fort Walton Beach. Join us for a night of wine tasting featuring women-owned wines and delicious foods. All Male chefs and staff catering to you. Tickets cost $65 on Eventbrite, https://bit.ly/3Oky8Ud.
Step One Automotive will host a pet adoption event 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 9 at Subaru Fort Walton Beach, 916 Beal Pkwy NW, Fort Walton Beach.
Are you looking to add a new furry friend to your family? Do you need a new companion? Well, you are in luck! Subaru and Step One Automotive Group will be hosting an adoption event alongside Saving with Soul Pet Rescue. Hopefully they can help you find your new best friend! Visit Saving with Soul’s website to get a sneak peek of what animals will be available for adoption.
Country music Ritter style
Jessie Ritter will provide live music 1 p.m. Saturday, July 9 at Al’s Beach Club, 1450 Miracle Strip Pkwy SE, Fort Walton Beach. Shake the sand from your shoes & put some country in your soul at the event. Jessie is a country singer/songwriter from Southeast Missouri. Tips are appreciated at the free show. Get more information about Jessie and her music at www.jessieritter.com.
Water Around Us
The Florida Public Archeology Network, Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance and DFWB Coastal Resources will present information during the Water Around Us Kids Summer Series 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 9 at the Destin History and Fishing Museum, 108 Stahlman Ave, Destin. Cost is $3 for kids age 7 and up, and $5 for adults. Admission is free for younger children. There will be bubbles, hands-on activities and demonstrations.
Purple Monkey concert
Band Purple Monkey will be performing live 6-10 p.m. Saturday, July 9 at LJ Schooners Dockside Restaurant, 290 Yacht Club Drive, Niceville. Purple Monkey is a band out of Northwest Florida. They have been known to play covers and original alternative, blues, funk and rock.
Saneka’s Wildwood Environmental Summer Camp starts July 11 and continues through July 15 at Wildwood Garden Shoppe & Nursery, 6 10th Ave., Shalimar. The event includes various activities for kids ages 8-13 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. daily. Cost is $175 per person plus fees on Eventbrite, https://bit.ly/3ultEF9.
Drawing and painting class
Instructor Corina Zalace will be teaching a two-day class for kids aged 5 to 16 years old this July! The class will be conducted using watercolor, acrylic paint and black pens. There are 6 seats available per session, and each session will be different from the other. to reserve your child’s spot. $27.50 per child attending one class. For 2 or more children attending a class it is $22.50 per child. No previous experience is required, supplies included. Reserve your child’s seat at 850-729-2600. The event is July 12 and 13 at Artful Things Niceville, 1087 E. John Sims Parkway, Niceville.
4-H Cultural day camping
4-H Worldwide Day Camp is 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 12, 2022 at Rocky Bayou Baptist Church’s Multipurpose Building, 2401 Partin Drive North, Fort Walton Beach. It is a cultural experience for youth ages 5-7, who will be learning about different cultures, trying new foods, playing games, crafts and more. Registration includes lunch, snacks, drinks and a shirt. Cost is $50 per person, plus fees on Eventbrite, https://bit.ly/3R6JRHP.
Moana the movie
Friends of Navarre Library will host a summer movie session featuring PG movie Moana. The group will provide refreshments during the event, which begins 4 p.m. July 12 at the Navarre Library, 8484 James Harvell Road, Navarre. Visit the Facebook page, for more information.
Ninja painting class
Painting with a Twist will have a Kids Camp – Choose your Ninja! Event for children ages 8 and up. Hours are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 13 at Painting with a Twist, 255 Miracle Strip Pkwy SE, Suite B-8 Fort Walton Beach. Jana will be instructor. Attendees will learn some basic art techniques, play games, listen to music and have time for a light snack, which is provided. Cost is $50 per person. Visit or call 850-226-7218 for details.
Oceans of Possibilities Storytimes
The Destin Library series of Cuddlers and Toddlers storytimes continues every other Thursday and July 21 at 10:30 a.m. at Captain Leonard Destin Park at 101 Calhoun Ave. They are for ages 0-3, but are open to all children. Alternating Thursdays, they are at the Destin Library, 150 Sibert Ave.
The theme for summer reading this year is Oceans of Possibilities, so come hear stories about ocean monsters, ocean wildlife and other aquatic marvels. There will also be fingerplays, stretching and ocean-themed yoga fun. Feel free to bring a blanket or mat to participate.
Call the library at 850-837-8572 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Kids’ Night Out
Destin Kids’ Night Out is 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, July 15, at the Destin Community Center at 101 Stahlman Ave. Kids will have a night full of games, crafts, food and lots of fun.
The cost is $30 for Destin residents and $35 for non-residents. Preregister to secure a spot at www.cityofdestin.com/reconline. For more information, call 850-654-5184.
Paint Like an Artist
3rd Planet Brewing’s 2nd Annual Paint Like an Artist Summer Art Series features sip-n-paint style sessions based on a masterpiece.
The final session is 6 p.m. July 18 and features Salvador Dali’s “Perception of a Memory.”
No prior painting experience necessary. Classes last about two hours. Cost is $35 per session. Purchase at https://bit.ly/3NUUNG3.
ECTC The Tempest
Emerald Coast Theatre Company’s production of “The Tempest” is a family-friendly comedy performed 8-9 p.m. every Thursday through July 28 at the Grand Park, 495 Grand Blvd., Miramar Beach. Wade through the storm to a magical island filled with scaly fish men, woodland sprites, and a powerful wizard pulling all the strings. Sit in the splash zone and experience the action up close – if you dare!
This show is free and open to the public. Bring a blanket or lawn chair for seating. In case of rain, “The Tempest” will be performed at Emerald Coast Theatre Company upstairs in the 560 building on Grand Boulevard.
Grand Boulevard Farmers Market
Grand Boulevard Farmers Market takes place every Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Grand Park in the heart of Grand Boulevard in South Walton. Bring your shopping bag and load up on local produce, eggs, jams and pies. Homemade soap, good olive oil, and pickled things are all there for the taking.
Rosemary Beach Farmers Market
Come browse the 30A Farmers Market in Rosemary Beach on Sundays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The local farmers market takes place on Sundays year round, and Thursdays throughout the summer months, in North Barrett Square along Scenic 30A.
Taylor Dayne concert rescheduled
The Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation (MKAF) announced that that the concert performance of Taylor Dayne, scheduled for Thursday, May 26, has been rescheduled to a later date because of inclement weather. Due to the impending inclement weather and for safety and logistical reasons (set-up/concert preparations). The concert is postponed until Thursday, Oct. 13. Tickets will automatically transfer to this new date.
For the latest news and information, please check www.MKAF.org, and follow the Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation Facebook and Instagram pages for dates, information, and inspiring arts and culture-related posts.