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July 24th: Dog-Themed Camp

SANTA ROSA BEACH – Dog-Harmony Inc. is offering fun, dog-themed camps for kids in July. Children in grades second through eighth can learn about dog care and handling, plus make dog treats and toys, at Kids & Canines Camp on July 10 or July 24. Each camp is from 9 a.m to 12:30 p.m. at Dog-Harmony headquarters, 237 Market St., off Walton County Road 393 North. The camps will be led by Nancy Bown, founder of Dog-Harmony, a nonprofit that works to keep dogs out of shelters. Cost is $40 per child and includes a healthy human snack. Scholarships are available. Register under “events” on Dog-Harmony’s website, dog-harmony.org. For more information, email hello@dog-harmony.org.

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July 13th: Field Day Slacker Event

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Missed our Slacker 0.5K event? Or maybe you had so much fun you just can’t wait for the next one? Either way, The Boathouse is bringing you FIELD DAY, another event where you can show off your top notch athletic abilities. All proceeds will benefit Panhandle Animal Welfare Society just like last time. It’s for the animals, people!

Teams of 6 are welcome to participate in Field Day, which features a tournament style of 5 games that must be completed with beer in hand. Each team will have a variety of chances to win and lose points over the course of the event and additional prizes will be given out for the Best Dressed Team and Best Dressed Individual! **Water may be involved, so dress accordingly**

This event DOES have a limit on the number of teams, so register early before the spots are filled!

— Registration —
Team Members:
$30 per person / $210 per team
Includes: T-shirt, 3 free drinks while participating, and more
***MUST BE 21 TO PARTICIPATE***

Register Here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/field-day-tickets-57762647634

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July 14th: PFLAG Niceville’s 1st Support Meeting

A group of local health care professionals, educators, clergy, parents, students, and concerned citizens have chartered PFLAG Niceville: a support group for LGBTQ people and their family and friends. Their first support meeting will be Sunday, July 14th at 6:00pm at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of the Emerald Coast, 1295 N. Bayshore Drive, Valparaiso, FL. Everyone is invited to attend. Monthly PFLAG Niceville support meetings will be held every second Sunday of the month at 6:00pm at the UU Fellowship. For more info visit www.pflagniceville.org

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July 27th: Summer Movies In The Glen presents “Despicable Me”

Valparaiso, FL – The Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida invites you to our second Summer Movies in the Glen featuring Despicable Me! The 2010 film tells the story of Gru, a moderately successful villain, who winds up fostering three sisters as he’s planning to steal the moon. The girls melt his heart and help him see his softer side with the assistance of his many Minions. Admission is free, and all attendees are encouraged to bring chairs, bug spray, food, and drinks (no alcohol).

Date/Time:    Saturday, July 27th at 8:00 PM

Place:               Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida
115 Westview Avenue, Valparaiso, FL  32580

Questions:      (850) 678-2615
info@heritage-museum.org

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July 30th: Smart Device Class

The Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Center (ECCAC), Walton County Sheriff’s and Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Offices are working together on a class for parents only about smart devices and how parents can better protect their kids. The class will be free and open to the public on Tuesday, July 30, at 6 pm at the Pierce Family Children’s Advocacy Center in DeFuniak Springs at 336 College Avenue. Instructors will provide a lecture on apps and device security, followed by a Q&A and lab session for the attendees. The lab will be a hands-on demonstration to help parents learn how to use the settings to help protect their child. Attendees are encouraged to bring their child’s phone, but children are not allowed. Hand-outs will also be provided covering all the subjects discussed. RSVP required to ensure supplies and handouts are available for attendees. RSVP’s are requested by July 25 to danielle@eccac.org  or call 850-833-9237, Ext. 233. Also, one needs to register on-line at www.eccac.org.

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August 2nd: Big Truck Day

This special event is free to the public and located at the Destin Community Center. Friday, August 2nd from 9-11am. For more info contact Destin Community Center, 101 Stahlman Avenue, (850) 654-5184

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August 3rd: Back To School Giveaway

FREE EVENT: Back To School Giveaway at Living Faith in Niceville on 100 Hart Street Saturday August 3rd 10am-12pm. Registration Starts at 9:30am. Event includes: Multiple Vendors from local community, Haircuts, School Supply Giveaway for children in K-12th grades, Lunch and more. For more info, contact tania.t.deer@gmail.com

 

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August 24th: Navarre’s 2nd Annual “Wing Off”

The Starfish Project presents the 2nd annual wing cook-off. Live music, Kids Zone, Samples at each booth, voting tokens. Navarre Park, Saturday, August 24th, 11a-6p. thestarfishprojectnwfl.org

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September 7th: Makin’ Bacon 4 Beds

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September 12th: Fourth Annual Women in Science Conference

INTERESTED IN STEM SCIENCE?

The Fourth Annual Women in Science Conference is a celebration of women in all STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) professions. Hosted by the Emerald Coast Science Center, the evening will consist of inspirational presentations from professional women in STEM careers. Proceeds benefit the Emerald Coast Science Center’s Girls Engaged in Making (GEM) Workshops. 5:30-7:30pm. ​All ages are welcome, especially middle school and high school students looking to discover careers in STEM. Guests will have a chance to mingle with the speakers and other guest professionals. Food and drink provided. This year, our four professional speakers and one student speaker will discuss what inspired them to pursue STEM degrees, offering their advice to young women interested in following this path, and even note their own female STEM role models. All speakers will be a part of a panel discussion after intermission to take questions from the audience. This is an excellent event for students of all ages and genders to receive firsthand advice and information from local STEM professionals. ​Event will be held in the Student Services Center (Building 400) in the Raider Cafe and Lobby at Northwest Florida State College. For more info, visit http://2019womeninscience.eventbrite.com/

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September 29th: Destin Charity Cornhole Tournament

Taking place at Destin Commons to benefit Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Center. For info, visit www.eccac.org/events-calendar

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