One of South Walton's most popular fall events, the annual Flutterby Festival is returning to Rosemary Beach, November 10-11, 2012. Presented by the Merchants of Rosemary Beach and the Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County (CAA), the annual Flutterby Festival celebrates art, nature, and the migration of the Monarch Butterfly. The family-friendly event sponsored by SoWal.com returns with fan favorites along with some special new elements, including interactive presentations by the team at Zoo World in Panama City Beach.
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This will mark the eighteenth year Habitat for Humanity Okaloosa will coordinate volunteers to act as wait staff to serve Thanksgiving dinner to locals and tourists at Harbor Docks in Destin. The annual Thanksgiving event has become a welcomed tradition to families along the Emerald Coast both as guests and volunteers.
Topsail Hill Preserve State Park is an amazing place to experience any day of the year. But one of our favorite things to do is hang out with the rangers and get educated. Check out these programs coming up at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park on the west end of Scenic 30A in South Walton!
A long-standing tradition of the Flutterby Festival is to feature participating Walton County elementary school students' butterfly masterpieces at the festival. Each year, the butterfly submissions are judged with one student's work chosen for the festival poster. Butler Elementary third grader, Madison Strayhan, captured both art and nature with her colorful butterfly design, which was chosen as the 2012 festival poster winner.
The Village of Baytowne Wharf announces the opening of its outdoor ice rink in Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. “Baytowne on Ice” is Northwest Florida’s only outdoor skating rink.
A long-standing tradition of the Flutterby Festival is to feature participating Walton County Elementary school students' butterfly masterpieces at the festival. Each year, the butterfly submissions are judged with one student's work chosen for the festival poster. Butler Elementary third grader, Madison Strayhan, captured both art and nature with her colorful butterfly design, which was chosen as the 2012 festival poster winner.
In its seventh year of serving the community, Children's Volunteer Health Network is continuing to expand its mission of enhancing the lives of uninsured and underinsured school-aged children in Okaloosa & Walton Counties. As of September 2012, CVHN had facilitated more than 9,900 medical, dental, vision and mental health care procedures since inception in 2005 and has now taken another step toward serving more children in the community. The CVHN Dental Clinic in Santa Rosa Beach, which opened in April 2012, will now be seeing children who qualify for Medicaid.
Kitchenique, located on Hwy 98 at City Market in Destin Florida, will be holding a Bake Sale on October 20, 2012 from 9:00am - 2:00pm with proceeds to benefit Cookies for Kids’ Cancer. Cookies for Kids’ Cancer is a not-for-profit organization committed to raising funds to support research for new and improved therapies for pediatric cancers. Through local bake sales, Cookies for Kids’ Cancer provides the inspiration and support for individuals, communities, and businesses to help fight pediatric cancer.
Shelter House Domestic Violence Center and Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort are teaming up for the 2nd Annual Luminaria Run at 5 pm on Saturday, December 8. The course will be lined with more than 2,000 luminarias, lighting the path for the walkers/runners and representing how Shelter House and its community partners light the way to a safer place for victims of domestic violence in Okaloosa and Walton counties.
Ghosts, spooks, pirates and witches will be hanging out at Camp Helen State Park, Saturday, October 13th. Everyone is invited to join them for an adventuresome evening of continuous storytelling and historic re-enactment from 5:00pm – 8:30pm.
The seventh annual Ghost Walk and History Tour, hosted by the Friends of Camp Helen, is suitable for children. New stories, pre tour entertainment and activities are being planned for this year’s event. Costumes are encouraged and flashlights are recommended. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for children 12 and under.