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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

May 11-22nd Events

Fort Walton Beach
Upcoming Events

Every Tuesday 
Tuesday Night Run
Come join us on Tuesday nights at 6pm for a run or walk (you pick your pace).We have a 3.1 or 6.2 mile route or anything in between. We follow the Brooks Street race course its flat and lighted. Come out and meet a great group of fellow runners and walkers. 
Free beer afterward! Location : Run With It  Contact : 243-1007

Every Friday 
Downtown Art Walk
The Downtown Merchants of Historic Fort Walton Beach, Florida invite you every Friday to “Downtown Art Walk” to view local works of art at participating stores from 5:30pm-8:30pm. Complimentary beverages and hors d’ oeuvres are served by most merchants. For more information, contact Tara Wesley at: theclosetswap@gmail.com , The Closet Swap, 222A Miracle Strip Parkway 850-226-7763.

Tue April 27th – May 14th 
The James Gang 
Invitational Exhibition 
Art and Design Society
17 First Street SE 
Fort Walton Beach, Fl 32548 850-244-1271
Gallery Hours:
Tuesday-Friday Noon-4pm
Saturday 1-4pm

Tue May 18th- Fri 28th 
Liza Jackson Student Art Show 
Art and Design Society
17 First Street SE 
Fort Walton Beach, Fl 32548 850-244-1271
Gallery Hours:
Tuesday-Friday Noon-4pm
Saturday 1-4pm

Fri 14th

Peace Officers’ Memorial 

Fort Walton Beach - The Fort Walton Beach Police Department is hosting its annual Peace Officers’ Memorial on Friday, May 14th at 6:50 a.m., outside the department’s headquarters located at 7 Hollywood Boulevard. During the ceremony, the names of law enforcement officers, throughout the United States,
who have lost their lives in performance of duty, will be read aloud. Following the reading of the names, the department’s Honor Guard will hoist the American Flag to half mast, and present a 21-gun salute. Areas will be designated for sworn law enforcement officers, non-sworn law enforcement personnel, military law enforcement personnel and the public. Parking is available at Beulah Baptist Church, located at the intersection of Harbeson Avenue and McGriff Street. Transportation vehicles will shuttle attendees to and from the service. The ceremony is open to the public and all are invited to attend. The ceremony will last approximately 45 minutes. 

Sat 15thPatron Appreciation Day at the FWB Library 

Fort Walton Beach - To show appreciation for generous donations from the public this year, the Fort Walton Beach Library is hosting Patron Appreciation Day at the Fort Walton Beach Public Library on Saturday, May 15th from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Join the Library for an exciting day of prizes, free popcorn, face painting, and more! Nonie’s Ark Animal Encounters will also be on hand to for a special performance at 1:00 p.m. For more information, please contact the Library at 833-9590 or email library@fwb.org. The library is located at 185 Miracle Strip Parkway, in downtown Fort Walton Beach at the corner of Eglin Parkway. Parking is on First Street to the North and Ferry Road to the East. Call 833-9590 for additional information.

Sat 22ndBoggy Bayou Bird Project Presentation 

Fort Walton Beach - The Fort Walton Beach Heritage Park and Cultural Center will host a free lecture and slide show by Walt Spence and Douglas Buck on the Boggy Bayou Birds Project on Saturday, May 22nd at 12:00 p.m., noon. During the slide show, Spence and Buck will present an educational and humorous narration which includes both information about the wildlife, and the specialized techniques and strategies used to capture their subjects. This fun and informative presentation includes 150-200 images and lasts approximately one hour.

For the last three years Spence and Buck, both of Niceville, have intensively photographed the birds and animals around Boggy Bayou in an effort to bring the amazing wildlife of the Choctawhatchee Basin to the public. Armed with the latest professional super-telephoto equipment, the two have searched the creeks and bayous of “Boggy Country” by canoe more than 300 times during the project. The result is a spectacular collection of thousands of images depicting Boggy's feathered and feral inhabitants as they feed, fight, fly and love.

For more information contact Programming Coordinator Mike Thomin at 833- 9595. Heritage Park & Cultural Center is located at 139 Miracle Strip Parkway SE. The City of Fort Walton Beach Heritage Park & Cultural Center is a cultural services division of the City and is committed to providing area historical educational programming. 

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