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November 11th: Mary Esther Veterans Day Parade

Cumulus Media & Eglin Federal Credit Union invite you to come watch this parade and pay tribute to our veterans!

 

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November 11th: Veterans Day Celebration Ceremony

The Veterans Tribute Tower Committee is pleased to host the Veterans Day Celebration Ceremony 2019 at Beal Memorial Cemetery in Ft Walton Beach on
Monday, November 11, beginning at 11 a.m.

Our guest speaker is Lt General Jim Slife from the Air Force Special Operations Command at Hurlburt Field. During this Veterans Celebration and Remembrance Day Recognition we will welcome Royal Air Force Wing Commander Gerald McCormack along with members and families under his Command from Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom’s F-35 Program stationed at Eglin Air Force Base.

During the Ceremony we will recognize our Veterans, our local POW, the late Brigadier General George ( Bud ) Day, as well as one of our MIAs, Special Forces Sergeant Fred Gassman, Choctaw HS Class Of 1966, who was never recovered. We will also salute the life and work of the late Tuskegee Airman CMSgt Walt Richardson. All attendees will have the opportunity to place a small floral bouquet at the community wreath table at the base of the flagpole during the ceremony. At the conclusion of the ceremony, the floral bouquets will be
presented to residents of the Hawthorn House and Air Force Enlisted Village (Bob Hope ). Over 1600 veterans are laid to rest at Beal Memorial Cemetery and we thank the Cadets from Ft. Walton Beach High School JROTC for placing flags and rendering military honors at their final resting place prior to the ceremony.

If the weather doesn’t cooperate Monday morning at the traditional ceremony site at Beal Memorial Cemetery, the Veterans Day Celebration Ceremony will be held at the American Legion Post 235 Special Event Room located at, 105 Hollywood Boulevard, FWB. The event will start at the scheduled time of 11A.M.

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rescheduled to November 16th: Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

Location: Santa Rosa Mall, 300 Mary Esther Blvd., Fort Walton Beach
Date/Time: Saturday, October 19th
check in: 8am
walk: 9am
Registration and more info HERE

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rescheduled to November 16th: Best Of The Emerald Coast

Emerald Coast Magazine is proud to announce the 20th anniversary Best of the Emerald Coast Event, benefiting the Junior League of the Emerald Coast, at Grand Boulevard Sandestin on Saturday, October 19th, from 6-9p.m. The 2019 Best Of winners will be on display for an evening of food, fun, fashion and entertainment. Join us at the Best of the Emerald Coast annual event to sample the best restaurants, shopping and businesses on the Emerald Coast. General admission and VIP tickets are on sale now HERE.

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November 17th: Toys For Tots Motorcycle Ride

To benefit CIC and ECCAC

 

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November 22nd- 24th: “The Nutcracker” Ballet

 

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November 26th: Emerald Coast Science Center’s Anniversary Celebration

We’re celebrating our 5th anniversary in our Memorial Parkway location, and you’re invited. We’ll have a fun-filled day for your whole family plus free cake!

Schedule of Events 10a-4p:
-Makerspace activity 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Try pumpkin engineering and make some pumpkin spice slime. -SMALLab games 1:00 p.m. Bring socks and come play in our state-of-the-art exhibit.
-Creature Feature 2:00 p.m. See our cute and cuddly (or sweet and scaly!) animals during this animal presentation.
-CAKE ALL DAY! Be sure to grab a slice and celebrate with us.
-Candy Corn Bowling ALL DAY.
-Create your own Christmas ornaments with our Glowforge 3d laser printer ALL DAY.
All activities included with general admission pricing!

For more info, visit: https://www.ecscience.org/events-1/join-our-anniversary-celebration-2

 

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November 30th: Shalimar Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

The Town of Shalimar is preparing to have it’s first annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony on Saturday, November 30th. We will all countdown together as we turn on the lights to the tree in front of town hall in addition to all the lights in Marquee Park (area encompassed by Cherokee Rd to Gardener Dr – Hwy 85 and Clifford Dr.) We will have several booths set up outside for finger foods, Christmas cookies, hot chocolate (while supplies last). There will also be carolers and much more. This is a wonderful time of year to come together as a community and celebrate, so I hope you will make plans to join us on Saturday, November 30th – gathering at 5:30pm – countdown at 6:00pm. Shalimar Town Hall, 2 Cherokee Road.

* If we experience inclement weather on Saturday, we will move the tree lighting to Sunday, December 1st same time.

 

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December 3rd: Holiday Brush, Brews & Black Bear

South Walton’s newest taproom, Beach & Brew on 30A, will host its second community event, titled “Holiday Brush, Brews & Black Bear” on Tuesday, December 3, benefiting the Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County. The holiday-centric event will take place from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Beach & Brew on 30A, located at 10343 E. County Hwy. 30A Unit 110. The taproom will be closed for this intimate event featuring local artist, Maxine Orange, who will teach attendees how to create their own 10×20 holiday canvas painting. Tickets are $50 and include a complimentary beverage from Beach & Brew on 30A, a complimentary pastry from Black Bear Bread Company, and all of the materials and supplies needed to create a personalized art piece to take home or gift for the holidays.

A portion of the proceeds raised will benefit the Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County (CAA), a local arts agency that supports the arts through leadership, advocacy, funding, programs and education. The vision of the CAA is to be the catalyst for Walton County’s growth as a destination for cultural and artistic excellence through which lives are enriched, economy is stimulated, and community is strengthened.

To learn more about this event, visit the taproom’s Facebook page. There is a limited amount of space available. Please email jessica@proffittpr.com to reserve a spot.

 

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December 12th: Merry Little Christmas Concert

The Boys and Girls Clubs of the Emerald Coast invite you to the 2nd Annual Merry Little Christmas Concert, presented by Pizza by the Sea, on Thursday, Dec. 12th at 6pm at the Grayton Beer Taproom. Enjoy the sounds of the season featuring live music by Chris Alvarado, Jacob Mohr and Jessie Ritter. Guests can also get a head start on holiday shopping with a silent auction featuring gift ideas for everyone on your list. Tickets are available for $40 a person for the event, and all guests will enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres and one complimentary beer ticket. A cash bar will also be available.

 

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December 13th- 14th: “An Old Fashioned Christmas” Concert

The Fort Walton Beach Community Chorus presents “An Old Fashioned Christmas” concert at the Fort Walton Beach Auditorium on Highway 98. Show times will be Dec. 13 & 14 at 7:00 pm and Sunday Dec. 15 at 3:00 pm.
Tickets can be purchased at http://www.fwbcc.org/tickets  or on our FB page, or at the event. Come join us for a spectacular holiday show where you will hear some of your favorite holiday songs, traditional Christmas songs and lots of fun in between. We have some pretty amazing talent in our chorus. You won’t want to miss it. All proceeds benefit the FWBCC Memorial Scholarship Fund.

 

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December 23rd: Snow Day!

The Emerald Coast Science Center in Fort Walton Beach is open special hours on December 23rd from 10 to 4 p.m. because it’s snowing at the Science Center! Join us for a day of fun snow-themed activities. Between making snow slime, participating in snowball fights, and crafting glitter snowflake or snowman ornaments, there’s tons of fun for everyone to enjoy from 12 to 3 p.m.

Access to all special activities is included with general admission pricing (which means current Science Center members get in FREE).
$10 adults/$8 seniors/$8 kids/kids 2 and under FREE
Military discount available

 

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January 9th: Sordid Secrets of the Stars Planetarium

Discover the sizzling stories behind the constellations in this planetarium event for adults (18+) at Emerald Coast Science Center in Fort Walton Beach! Explore Norse legends and mythology hidden in the sky as you take a trip through the cosmos during the ultimate date night adventure. Much like all our Sordid Secrets, this is an adult event, as those Norse gods definitely didn’t keep things rated PG! Our Planetarium is an inflatable dome. Guests sit on cushions on the floor of the planetarium to view the show. Due to size, space is limited to 15 patrons at a time. Purchasing tickets in advance is highly recommended for this reason. On show nights, please arrive at least 10 minutes before your scheduled showing. In case of no-shows/late shows: reserved spots will be released at show time to make space for the next party.

Shows begin at 6 and 7 pm and last approximately 45 minutes.
Our planetarium is sponsored by ResortQuest Gulf Coast

Pricing:
Nonmembers: $9 Adult | $8 Senior
Members: $7 Adult | $6 Senior
Event for guests 18 and up
For more information or questions:
Call 850-664-1261 | Email business-office@ecscience.org

 

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January 25th: Sip & Science: Mardi Gras

Bring your friends to the Emerald Coast Science Center in Fort Walton Beach, grab a drink, and let the good times roll. We’re bringing Mardi Gras magic to this Sip & Science, and you don’t want to miss this night at the museum. Between our Bourbon Street bead toss, Canal Street coin challenge, and Mardi Gras SMALLab trivia, this night will transport you to New Orleans–literally! Snap your photo in front of our green screen and pose with your krewe in front of some of The Big Easy’s most famous locations. Want to take it to the next level? Come dressed in your best Mardi Gras costumes or purple, green, or gold attire for a chance to win our costume contest. Stop by our masquerade corner to make your very own mask to wear at all your Mardi Gras parties. Fun knows no age limit, so get ready to chow down on Cajun food, drink a Hurricane, and have your King Cake and eat it, too. Carnival season has arrived!

Guests age 21+ (IDs will be checked at the door)

Tickets: $30 nonmembers/$25 members
Ticket price includes admission, access to regular and special museum exhibits, drink tickets for adult beverages (beer and Hurricane punch available), and food.

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