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Thursday, May 27, 2010

Memorial Weekend Downtown

Remember our Heroes
this Memorial Day
and Every Day

Live Music & Entertainment
Saturday - May 29th
Fokker's - Garry James
Fish Lipz - Mike Stone- 5-8
Fish Lipz - Flock of Sea Monkeys 9-1
KC's- Cooties 8-till
Magnet- Pure White Party

Sunday - May 30th
KC's - Beblamville Trifter
The Block - Midget Wrestling
Magnet- Darkwave Night - A Gothic Event

The Great Deluge" - 
a solo multi-media exhibition by Doria Grace
Saturday, 29 May 2010-
Tuesday, 22 June 2010
Full Circle Gallery
29B Eglin Pkwy SE
Fort Walton Beach, FL
Saturday, May 29th from 6-9!
 "The Great Deluge" is a multi-media exhibition and pictorial panorama by artist Doria Grace dealing with environmental issues related to water and the iconography of "Deluge" (flood) mythology. The exhibit will consist of a 25 foot mural of ink, acrylic, spray paint as well as some large format digital photography and paining on canvas, and finally a time sensitive sculpture made of ice, water, clay, steel, and masonite.

Artist Statement:
Doria Grace is an artist who has been recreating her personal dream-imagery for over a decade. This exploration intensified in the year 2002 in the city of Montreal, Canada. At that time Doria’s displacement from the tropical waters of her home in Florida prompted her to investigate the significance of water’s reoccurring imagery in her work. During the 7 years she spent in the northeast surrounded by snow and ice, Doria began digging deep into the dreams and memories of her lifelong engagement with large bodies of water. Doria Grace started by first confronting her emotional body, her childhood self, which had long resided in the Deep South, filled with folklore, mystery and horror. Those first few series of underwater self-portraits pertained to the abjection of the body, the mystical, the fantastical, and the autobiographical. Although her early work and self-portraits sometimes offer a fleeting glimpse of a sinking subject, there is no apparent threat, danger, or urgency. She drifts through a serene, womb-like garden of ephemeral emotion in calm control, yet maintains a subtle vulnerability. For Doria Grace the ancient element of water signifies and embodies all that is hidden behind the veil of consciousness, and in which she explores that, which lies beneath the surface.

Over the past few years Doria Grace has moved on to look at water as a signifier on a more global scale. Her research has taken her into ancient “deluge” (or flood) mythologies, which can be traced back to every culture, from Judeo-Christian to American Indian. Scientists’ say that those stories originated and were formed the end of the Ice Age, when glaciers across the world began to melt, displacing villages and tribes in their wake. These stories resonate with Doria Grace at this particular point in time due to the melting of our modern day ice caps. This, her fourth solo show, demands awareness while investigating the theoretical and imagined impact that the melted water from our ice caps would have upon our coast lines and major cities throughout the world. Doria began planning this exhibition long before news of the oil spill hit the Gulf Coast, and it seems sadly appropriate that the reception will take place along the community’s efforts to save our wildlife and our waters. Doria Grace hopes that this show will be an arena for community dialogue as well as a place to gather in reverence to the fragility of our planet.

Doria Grace is an artist, curator, graphic and interior designer, art instructor, and stylist consultant. She has taught, lived, promoted, and exhibited art such metropolitan areas as New York City, Los Angeles, Boston, and Montreal Canada, as well as her home state of Florida. Doria Grace is also known for promoting film screenings, performances, festivals, and private music events. Her work is featured in private collections throughout the United States, as well as Germany, Canada, and most recently by the faculty of the Cambridge Research Institute in England.

10:30A TO 11:30A

Sat 29th
March for Jesus
The Landing on Brooks Street

Sat 29th -Opening
Pirates: The Last Scourge of the Gulf
Fort Walton Beach - The City’s Heritage Park and Cultural Center, along with the Friends of the Museums, Inc., present an original exhibit entitled “Pirates: The Last Scourge of the Gulf” opening on Saturday, May 29, 2010. The exhibit is scheduled to be on display all summer inside the Indian Temple Mound Museum Lazarus Education Center.

Two hundred years ago, the Gulf of Mexico was a dangerous and forboding body of water. No vessel was safe from the constant threat of attack from pirate ships who scourged across its high seas. “Pirates: The Last Scourge of the Gulf” recounts the forgotten story of these last pirates of the Gulf of Mexico. It was the worst outbreak of piracy in the Gulf and Caribbean Basin since the age of the most notorious pirates such as Blackbeard and Black Bart.

The exhibit examines the real pirates who swept across the Gulf of Mexico in the early 19th century and wreaked havoc on American shipping along the Gulf coast from Texas to Florida. “Pirates: The Last Scourge of the Gulf” is an educational and interactive exhibit that allows visitors to test their pirate knot tying skills, try on clothing real pirates from the period would have worn, raise a pirate flag on a crow’s nest, and feel what it was like to stand on a deck and steer the ship. Visitors will also see artifacts pirates used and plundered from merchant ships during the era.

This exhibit was made possible by the generous support and sponsorship of Friends of the Museums, Inc., a non-profit organization founded in July 1995, with the goal to foster and advance educational and scientific research to preserve, protect, and promote the rich cultural heritage of this area. The organization is dedicated to supporting the Indian Temple Mound and Museum, the Camp Walton Schoolhouse Museum and the Garnier Post Office. Additional sponsors for the exhibit include the Florida Department of State Bureau of Archaeological Research and the Museum of Florida History in Tallahassee.

Summer hours for Heritage Park is open Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and is located at 139 Miracle Strip Parkway SE. The exhibit is included in regular admission to Heritage Park: $5 plus tax for adults, $4.50 plus tax for seniors 55 + and active military, and $3 plus tax for children 4 to 17. For further information please contact Museum Program Coordinator Mike Thomin at (850)833-9595.

The Magnet
Will be holding Fort Walton's first "DARKWAVE NIGHT"
Sunday, May 30th featuring
Pensacola DJs.
Join the group and make your song requests.

Little Bo Feet & Hugs and Hissyfits 
invite you to
"A Wine and Cheese Party"
Thursday May 27
20% off Memorial Day Weekend.
50-75% off racks over the weekend.

  Located in The Fountain Square
196 Miracle Strip Parkway
FREE beach bag with $50 purchase
BUY 8 shirts get one FREE!

Each and Everyday, you can save Loads of $$ at The Closet Swap, Inc. but on certain days.....YOU can save EVEN MORE!
MONDAY:20% off All Accessories (except shoes)
TUESDAYS: This is my Recycle and Receive Day!
When selling items, if you choose the Store Credit option, you receive and Extra $10.00 in Store Credit.
(monetary value has to equal $20.00 or more)
Military Discount - 15% off Entire Store!
WOOHOO WEDNESDAY:25% off All Denim!
THURSDAY:Double Punch Day on Your Frequent Buyer Card!
If you don't have one...mention this and receive an Extra Punch!
The Closet Swap will have a Military Discount MEMORIAL WEEKEND! 15% off ENTIRE Purchase! THURS,FRI, SAT and MON

Artesano Hand Made Jewels
 Located in The Fountain Square
Featuring Over 20 Local Artists
Artesano Jewels honors 15% Discount Every Tuesday for Military and Dependants.
This Memorial Weekend they will extend a Military discount Friday-Monday

Fluid Surf Shop offers Military 10% 
off everything except boards everyday!

Carolina Cigars on The Coast
in The Fountain Square
196 Miracle Strip Parkway
(850) 315-1010
Carolina Cigars- Twelfth generation growing and curing tobacco in a rich southern style using a blend of tradition and technology to give you the best cigar taste ever had. Boutique Wines, Tobacco Accessories, Hookah in The Courtyard and Wine Tastings.
Hookah in The Courtyard $23.00

Toni Drago and Friends -
 Thursday's at Bangkok House
 Yeah...you know the drill...Bangin' out at the Bangkok! Come on out...tons of fun...lots of folks in town this week. Hope to see you in the Boogaloo Room Thursday nights! The band has as much fun as you guys do. Sue T. serves dinner ALL NIGHT. Happy Hour 'till 8 pm just for you guys....Thanks again for helping us keep it alive. www.thebangkokhouse.com

We at KC's Thank You!
Every Sunday starting a 6pm until the FOOD is gone it's Customer Appreciation Day. Come eat Free with Great Drink Specials.
EVERY WEDNESDAY Sunset Sing Along -Every Wednesday join KC's in the Sunset Sing Along Unplugged. Be sure to bring your own instrument
May 28, 2010 at KC's - Catch Zoe Fronheiser from 5pm to 7pm. Then Cover Cats takes the stage from 8pm till.
A Night of Rock-n-Roll! Enjoy The Music!
May 29, 2010 at KC's - From 8pm to 12pm Cooties, takes the stage!
Beblamville Trifter! Rock a Billy
May 30, 2010 at KC's - Beblamville Trifter good ole Rock a Billy starting at 8pm

$1.00 gumbo all day 
.......free wifi


288 Eglin Parkway

Fort Walton Beach, FL, 32548
Mon - Fri: 
5am - 7pm
Sat: 6am - 3pm

Sun: 8am - 2pm
Fresh baked breads+sandwiches+donuts+deserts+cakes+
cookies & more
Delivery Available Prices Vary On Locations

Also Call Now to place your pick up orders!

Fresh Fruit Tarts

Homemade Truffles
Grand Marnier
Minty Irish Cream
$20/ Dozen
$10 1/2 Dozen
$2.00 Each

This Chocolate pie is just one of the many we offer!
Pies are from $10-$15

Friday Night Beer Bust! From 10 pm - 1 am, all you can drink domestic draft beer for only $10.00

Pitchers of beer for $5 on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.

10% Military Discount Every Day 
on Food Purchases
Tuesday: Ladies Night- 
$1 off all drinks 7pm- Close
Wednesday: Pizza Buffet- 
Live Music by Christian and James
Thursday: $.39 Wings 4-8pm – 
Live Music CJ- PEAKE
Friday: Live Music by Garry James
Saturday:  Live Music by Garry James
Thursday Night = Ladies Night
$5.00 all you can drink for ladies after 9pm! 
Saturday Daily special:
Prime Rib and peel and eat shrimp

Martini/Social Bar is open Wednesday through Sunday from 5pm till 9pm.
Club Magnet is open Wednesday through Sunday from 9pm till 4 am.
Wed....$5 cover.....Studio 54.....$3 domestic beer and well drinks
Thu.....$5 cover...Drink n Drown with Drag Show......$10 free well drinks till 1am
Fri......$10 cover....Dance Party with Gogo dancers....$3 domestics and drink of the night
Sat.....$10 cover....Drag Show.....$3 drink of the night
Sun.....No Cover.....Dance Party.....$2 domestic beers all night long
***Cover is free before 10pm for those over 21, and for those who attend Social Bar hours...Except for Drink n Drown nights.***
***Cover is $15 for those under 21.***
***Military receive $5 off cover***

 The New Salty Duck is Fort Walton's favorite place for great drinks, music, and atmosphere.  Our upstairs lounge is the perfect place to relax, unwind, and have a great time. Locals often visit Salty Duck for a game of darts, shoot a game of pool, or just drop in for our great beer selection . Check out our Events page. We look forward to serving you at the Salty Duck!
All Week Happy Hour features
$1.00 off(reg price except $2 beer)
  from 4-7pm.


Come watch SPORTS on our giant big screens, and take advantage of our drink specials!
On Tap Abita Select Double IPA
Bottles Abita Srawberry
Bottles Stone IPA

Coming this WEEK on TAP!!!!
Dogfish Black and Blue
Kapt'n Krunkle Black IPA
and a TOP SECRET beer
that you just have to come out
 to find out!!

Check out the Chambers Booty Store or
Visit Billy Bowlegs Online Booty Store
The FWB Chamber Bowlegs Booty Store - Your one-stop shop for all your Billy Bowlegs Pirate gear. We have the only merchandise approved by Capt. Billy LV himself! We invite you to create an account with us if you like, or shop as a guest. Either way, your shopping cart will be active until you leave the store. We welcome Visa, MasterCard and Discover. All prices include state tax.
Thursday, June 3
  • Pirate Walk Downtown (trick or treating, "Pirate-style") - sponsored by the merchants of Historic Downtown Fort Walton Beach (4 to 7 pm)
  • Costume Contest 5:30 @ Fountain Square
  • Pirate Pet Parade & Yappy hour - Pet Pirate Parade at 6pm, followed by a yappy hour in our courtyard til 7pm. We'll start the dogs at our shop and walk downtown, through the square and back to our store. www.3dogsandachick.com
  •  NEW THIS YEAR! Billy Bowlegs Block Party -- come and meet Capt. Billy and his crew -- check out his pirate ship parade float - have your photo taken with our local pirates. Ferry Street (between 98 and First Street) - in conjunction with the Pirate Walk.
  •  2nd Annual Billy Bowlegs Pub Crawl - visit participating clubs/restaurants, beginning at 6 pm. Participating locations: Fokker's, The Block, Staff's, Coasters, FishLipz, KC's Sand Bar, and the Salty Duck. Shotgun Start at 6; prizes at Fokker's at 10. For more info, see www.fwbpubcrawl.com.

 Friday, June 4 -Festival Hours: 3 PM to 10 PM
  • Continuous entertainment kicks off with live entertainment and children's activities, food vendors, arts and craft vendors.
  • Approx. 7:30 PM - Skirmish between Capt. Billy and Mayor Mike of Fort Walton Beach.
  • Approx. 8:30 PM - Fireworks over Santa Rosa Sound (Fireworks displays being provided by Pyro Shows)

 Saturday, June 5 - Festival Hours: 10 AM to 9 PM
  • Continuous entertainment with food, children's activities, arts and crafts vendors.
  • Approximately 4 PM -- anticipated landing of Capt. Billy and his crew.
  • 7:30 pm- DON'T MISS THIS YEAR'S ENTERTAINMENT HEADLINER -- country star Lee Brice!

Sunday, June 6 -
Pirate Film Festival Screening
  • 2pm
  • Cinema Plus
  • 174 Miracle Strip Parkway
  • Screen and vote for your favorite Pirate film produced by local students and film professionals.
  • http://www.psanwf.com/

Monday, June 7 -
Billy Bowlegs Torchlight Parade
  • 8 PM
  • South end of Eglin Parkway northward to Uptown Station
  • Parade float lineup to be published in Monday, May 31, edition of Northwest Florida Daily News and right here on the Chamber website.

Don't Forget to SIGN UP NOW for great 
summer camps, workshops and classes!


The Emerald Coast Sailing Association is a non-profit association formed in 1992 when a group of Okaloosa County sailing fathers realized a need for an organization to foster local sailing. Several of the area's top sailors encountered difficulty with campaign fundraising and local community recreational programs needed help. The ECSA now provides financial assistance for area sailors competing at United States Sailing Association sanctioned regional events through Olympic and world championship events. ECSA also engages in a number of educational programs designed to attract new sailors, educate and train those already sailing, and promote safety for all in a "lifetime" sport. The association is guided by a ten member Board of Trustees selected for their interest, skills, and contributions to the sailing world.
George Goodall - President
Phone: 850-862-7276
e-mail: george.goodall@ecsasailing.com

Full Circle Gallery
 Email: fullcirclegallery@gmail.com
Phone: 850-362-8041
Summer Kids Classes 2010
Full Circle Gallery is excited to announce is summer programs. In these classes they will get to work with a variety of mediums, learn many new art techniques and have a great time.
►One Day Classes $30.00
Tuesday 11:00-12:30
June 15 Beading
June 22 Clay Tray Making
June 29 Found Object Sculpture
July 6 Tie-die
July 13 Silk Scarf Painting
July 20 Painting from the Masters
July 27 Journal Making
►Thursday 11:00-1:30
June 17 Painting
June 24 Drawing
July 1 Beading
July 8 Tie-die
July 15 Make a Coil Planter
July 22 Make a Bird Feeder
July 29 Make a Wall Pocket
►4 Day Classes $150
Tuesday-Friday 2:00-5:00
June 15-18 Clay Sculpture
June 22-25 Hand Building
June 29-July 2 Journaling and Journal Making
July 6-9 Pottery Wheel Throwing
July 13-16 Painting & Drawing
July 20-23 Jewelry Making
July 27-30 Self Portraiture Painting & Clay

Northwest Florida Ballet
Summer Work Shop
June 24- July 9

Fired Up
Summer Programs and 
Saturday Tea Partys
Paint your own ceramics studio!

Kids Summer Camp at Heritage Park
Fort Walton Beach - Get ready for fun! “Archaeology Kids: Museum Summer Camp” is on its way to the Heritage Park and Cultural Center this summer. The camp will be offered June 14th through 16th and June 21st through 23rd from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Campers will experience 12,000 years of history in three funfilled days, as they learn about early Native Americans and the archaeology used to uncover their way of life as they explore a mock on-site archaeological excavation, analyze their findings and create a museum display of their own.

Attendees will also enjoy the museum’s new summer exhibit “Pirates: The Last Scourge of the Gulf” created by museum staff and the Friends of the Museums, Inc. Each day children will learn about the past, about archaeology, museums, artifacts and make a take home project. There will be camp supplies, a snack to
enjoy and art/science activities to participate in.

Day 1: Digging into the Past – Campers will experience a mock excavation and learn about Archaeology in the Indian Temple Mound Museum and Camp Walton Schoolhouse.
Day 2: Partners with the Past – Campers will learn about local Native American and area history as they analyze their artifacts. They will visit the summer exhibit.
Day 3: Bringing the Past to Life – Campers will use what they have learned to create a museum exhibit and will try their hand at experimental archaeology activities.
 The cost of the camp will be $50.00 per child for all three days. Students going into the third through sixth grades are welcome. Advance registration is required. Please call Gail Lynn Meyer at 833-9595, to sign up.
The City of Fort Walton Beach Heritage Park & Cultural Center is a community outreach division of the City and is committed to providing area historical educational programming. It is home to the Indian Temple Mound Museum, the Fort Walton Temple Mound, the Camp Walton Schoolhouse Museum and the Garnier Post Office Museum

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