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Give the Gift of Your Time - ArtsQuest Volunteers Needed!

Do you have a love for the arts and a generous spirit?  If so, the Cultural Arts Alliance (CAA) would like to enlist you as a volunteer for ArtsQuest Fine Arts & Music Festival in WaterColor, FL.  The vitality of ArtsQuest depends on the kindness and generosity of the community we serve.

Volunteers are needed Thursday, May 9 - Sunday, May 12 for all positions such as load in, merchandise tent, artist hospitality, wine booths, and ticket sales.  Please let us know if you have a preference and we will be happy to try and accommodate it.

Music in Pictures Art Exhibit on Display at Sacred Heart Hospital

During the month of April, Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast’s Arts in Medicine Program is hosting the 2nd Annual “Music in Pictures”, an art exhibit featuring the work of 328 Walton County students. The exhibit, displayed in the hospital’s lobby, upstairs atrium, and Outpatient Waiting Area, showcases artwork created by students in grades K-12 who listened to and visually interpreted six selections from Carnival of the Animals by composer Camille Saint-Saens.

Get South Walton Monopoly and Help Alaqua Animal Refuge

Attention SoWal Beach and animal Lovers: Mark your calendars and help get the word out. 30A Games has announced a one-week long fundraiser to benefit the Alaqua Animal Refuge. Beginning Monday, April 8 and extending through Sunday, April 14, $10 from every MONOPOLY®: Visit South Walton Edition game sold at the 30A Games website or at any of the local retailers will benefit Alaqua Animal Refuge.
 

CVHN Dental Clinic Honors Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation

Children's Volunteer Health Network (CVHN) names treatment room in its CVHN Dental Clinic in honor of Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation (DCWAF). DCWAF awarded CVHN $179,000 in 2012 and a total of $395,000 since 2008. The funds have been utilized to support two of CVHN's major programs, the CVHN Dental Clinic and the 'Just for Grins' Mobile Dental Clinic, and other projects that help local uninsured and underinsured children gain access to medical, dental and mental health care services.

Celebrity Golf Tournament Benefiting Wounded Warrior Project at Burnt Pine Golf Club April 5

On Friday, April 5, famous athletes will play in a celebrity golf tournament at Burnt Pine Golf Club at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, voted the #1 Resort on Florida’s Emerald Coast. Through the Affordable Home Insurance Charities Foundation this event will benefit the Wounded Warrior Project.

“Top of the Class” Art Exhibition and Reception April 5

Celebrating its third year, the Cultural Arts Alliance (CAA) "Top of the Class" exhibition will be on display at Northwest Florida State College-South Walton Campus, from April 5 to May 30. The art exhibition features 35 new, original works by local artists. To launch the exhibit and announce the cash awards, the CAA is hosting an opening reception on Friday April 5 from 5pm - 7pm at the South Walton Campus of Northwest Florida State College.

Donna Burgess Gallery Easter for Alaqua Animal Refuge Fundraiser March 30

The Art of the Egg fundraiser for Alaqua Animal Refuge will be held on Saturday, March 30, 2013 at Donna Burgess Gallery in Grand Boulevard. Local artists will transform eggs, laid by Alaqua's resident Emu sisters, Zsa Zsa and Eva, into works of art. The egg creations will be available for purchase through a silent auction along with original paintings.

Food for Thought Charity Golf Classic at Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort April 6

Local children-based non-profit, Food for Thought, will host its second annual Charity Golf Classic fundraiser on Saturday, April 6, 2013. The tournament will take place at The Links Golf Club at Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort. All proceeds will benefit Food For Thought Outreach.

Donate Instrument For Complimentary Tickets to Seabreeze Jazz Festival

Band and music education are an important part of our area’s middle and high school curriculums. But unfortunately, with reduced state budgets and cuts in county music program spending, funds for new band instrument purchases in most local schools are a challenge. This has prompted more pressure on parents to foot the bill in purchasing or renting a musical instrument for their child to participate in band.

Destin Charity Wine Auction Ranks Among Top Ten by Wine Spectator Magazine

Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation (DCWAF) today announced that its 2012 Charity Wine Auction was recently recognized as one of the nation’s top ten highest-grossing charity auctions by Wine Spectator Magazine. Founded in 2005, DCWAF has since donated $4.7 million to support a variety of children’s charities in Northwest Florida. In 2012, DCWAF donated $1.2 million ($895,000 from live auction bids), representing a 300-percent increase in giving capacity, since its inception.

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