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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

This Week Downtown and More

Live Music and Entertainment
KC's - Jeff Mayfield

Wednesday - 
Fokker's - Christian and James
Club Magnet- Babes in Boyland
KC's - Sing Along

Thursday -
Fokker's- CJ Peake
Bangkok House - Toni Drago & Friends
Club Magnet- DJ Woods
Fish Lipz- New World Beatniks
KC's- Fat Lipped Fish

Friday -
Fokker's- Garry James
Fish Lipz - New World Beatniks
KC's Early - Zoe 
KC's Late- Tony & Friends
Club Magnet- Go Go Dancing & DJ Jimmie J

Saturday -
Fokker's - Garry James
Fish Lipz - Flock of Sea Monkeys
KC's - Good Bird Down
Club Magnet- Jewels of The Gulf Coast 

KC's - Good Bird Down
Club Magnet- Bingo Night

KC's- Justin Danger

Every 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 

The Downtown Merchants of Historic Fort Walton Beach, Florida invite you every 3rd Friday to “Downtown Art Walk” to view local works of art at participating stores and enjoy live music 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.

Lars Runar Exhibition
Fort Walton Beach - The Fort Walton Beach Public Library invites residents to enjoy an exhibit of artwork by Lars Runar on display in  the library’s lobby the entire month of August. Runar's interest in photography began while he was stationed in Guam with the United States Air Force. He has won several prizes in nature photography at local competitions and also creates hand colored portraits.

Later in his military career while working in the public affairs field in Germany, he became a photojournalist focusing on military activities and human interest stories. His photos and articles were published in the Stars and Stripes newspaper, the Intercom, a command wide newspaper, as well as the Rhein-Main AB newspaper. 
He has also had a cover photo on the Inspector General Brief publication.

Runar has been successful in winning prizes in both national and local 
photo exhibitions. Recently he won Best of Show for a photo of a Cleopatra Calla-Lilly, and first place for a black and white print of a lighthouse.

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.
August 3rd -27th
11th Annual Photography &
Digital Art Exhibition
Art and Design Society
17 First Street SE
Fort Walton Beach, Fl 32548
Gallery Hours:
Tuesday-Friday Noon-4pm
Saturday 1-4pm
ADSO ART SCHOOL OFFERS NEW ADULT CLASSES in 2010 Additional Information is available at the Arts & Design Society.

Sip & Spin @ 
Full Circle Gallery
1st Friday and 3rd Saturday of each month
6:00 - 8:00 pm
Bring a friend and a bottle of wine. Relax and try your hand at pottery- no experience necessary. Everybody gets the chance to make at least one pot!
Sip and spin is a fun time to socialize and see if pottery is something you are really interested in.
Pottery is a multiple step project. You will create a piece or two during your first session. To complete the project you will need to sign up for another session to glaze your work. You can finish your piece by signing up for another Sip & Spin session, or by registering for Personalized Study in Clay.
Stop by the gallery or call 850-362-8041 to register.
See www.fullcirclefwb.com for current schedule!
Save Our Shores Exhibition 
Opening August 14th

People’s feelings over the Deepwater Horizon oil spill weren’t hard to articulate verbally, but how does one portray those feelings visually?

Full Circle Gallery owner Mercedes Rodgers is giving local artists an opportunity to explore the psyche of the Gulf oil spill in the Save Our Shores (or SOS) exhibition opening Aug. 14. The highly personal and emotionally charged exhibit runs through Aug. 28 at the Fort Walton Beach gallery. Submissions for the exhibit are being accepted up to the day of the exhibit.

Rodgers’ own feelings about the massive oil spill have been a roller coaster. She was out of town the day the offshore rig exploded and started spewing oil. Being so far away from home and out of the center of activity, she found herself feeling “detached.” “Then when I got home and things were so normal...I think I was in a state of shock,” she explains.

Everyone talked about their different feelings about the Gulf oil disaster, but the frustration level was clear, Rodgers says of the days after the spill. A friend suggested she use the community outreach on which the gallery is built to help people deal with all the feelings they were having.

“Pottery is cheaper than therapy,” quips Rodgers.

So she put together a dual-layered plan. One part is the show, a venue for the community, but she has also begun a personal project that will continue after the show to remind people of what she says is the fallacy of current energy policies.

The purpose of the show is to be educational and help support the local artists who have suffered as a result of the downturn in tourism, a byproduct of the oil spill. There will be a closing reception on Aug. 28 with a silent auction from 6 to 8 p.m.

“Artists can work through their emotions, and we can all have a dialogue, artists and patrons. We can have a forum for education about what options we really do have on a local level, but also on a national level to prevent this from happening again,’ says Rodgers.
The second layer of her SOS project will continue indefinitely after the show. The SOS Security Blanket is a conceptual quilt made of all petroleum-based products. It is symbolic in that it represents the na├»ve way “in which Americans have hidden from the inevitable by pulling a blanket over our head much in the way a child would pull a favorite blanket over his head. We don’t have very good energy policies—it leads to this kind of disaster,” Rodgers explains patiently.

“My goal is to have people from all over the country to send me squares they have drawn, painted on, and then put it all together and have it be a visual petition for better energy policies and use it as a teaching tool for a more sustainable future.”

Rodgers envisions the SOS Security Blanket being crocheted, knitted or done by domestic craft construction using grocery store bags or construction plastic. She has high expectations for the project and hopes it gains momentum as did the Nike blanket that was started to protest child labor and the AIDS quilt created to bring awareness to that disease.

Specifications for the blanket squares are on the gallery’s Web site, www.fullcirclefwb.com, as well as ideas for materials and construction. Artist submission forms are also available there and must accompany all artwork.

The gallery is located at 29B SE Eglin Parkway and is open Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. In addition to gallery showings, open studio hours and private lessons are offered for pottery. Party or group accommodations are also offered.

There is also a “Sip and Spin” the first and third Saturday of each month from 6 to 8 p.m. BYOB of favorite wine and try your hand at pottery. Advance registration is encouraged.

“We truly are a community-based studio,” says Rodgers. Hence the motto, “Where Creativity and Community Meet!”
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Thank you Beachcomber!

Fort Walton Beach - The City of Fort Walton Beach Heritage Park and Cultural Center is hosting a free lecture on Friday, August 13th, at 12:00 p.m./noon inside the Indian Temple Mound Museum. Dr. Amy Mitchell-Cook, a professor of history at the University of West Florida, will deliver a presentation titled 
“Women Sailors: Pirates, Soldiers and Saviors.”
Dr. Mitchell-Cook received a PhD from Penn State University and a master’s degree from East Carolina University in history with a specialization in maritime history. Her current research interest includes early American shipwreck narratives. Dr. Mitchell-
Cook has published several articles on maritime history and her forthcoming book, When God, the Devil, and a Friendly Cannibal Met at Sea: A Study of Early American Shipwrecks, is due out in 2010-2011.

For more information contact Museum Program Coordinator 
Mike Thomin at 833-9595.
Heritage Park & Cultural Center is located at 
139 Miracle Strip Parkway SE.

Summer 2010
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.
Heritage Park Opens Billy Bowlegs Pirate Exhibit
 The City of Fort Walton Beach Heritage Park and Cultural Center
and William Augustus Bowles Foundation, Inc., present a new temporary exhibit on the Billy Bowlegs Pirate Festival to be on display this summer inside the Indian Temple Mound Museum main gallery to supplement the museums’ premiere exhibit of the summer “Pirates: The Last Scourge of the Gulf.”
The Billy Bowlegs Pirate Festival began as a water skiing event in Fort Walton Beach in 1953. By 1955 the festival expanded to include a pirate theme, fish fry, and torchlight parade. Over the past 55 years, the Billy Bowlegs Pirate Festival has become a defining characterstic and premiere event in the city of Fort Walton Beach. The Billy Bowlegs Pirate Festival exhibit features costumes, memorablia, photographs and documents that highlight the festival’s five decades of existence. The temporary exhibit is included in the cost of normal museum admission, which includes the Indian Temple Mound Museum, Camp Walton Schoolhouse Museum, and Garnier Post Office Museum.
The William Augustus Bowles Foundation is a non-profit organization established in 2007 in order to preserve the history of the festival. They collect memorabilia from the pirate festival with the ultimate goal to eventually open a museum dedicated to the history of the Billy Bowlegs Pirate Festival.
Summer hours for Heritage Park, located at 139 Miracle Strip Parkway SE, are Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The exhibit is included in the regular admission price of $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.

(850) 244-8191

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!

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.

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

Customer Appreciation Day Every Sunday! KC's Sandbar Thanks You!
CrabIsland Mike16:11 CST, 20 July | KCs Specials 
Every Sunday starting a 6pm until the FOOD is gone it's Customer Appreciation Day.
Come eat 
Free with Great Drink Specials.

Justin Danager 80's & 90's Music
Mike08:11 CST, 20 July | KCs Shows 
Every Monday at KC's - Catch Justin Danager from 8pm to 12am.

Every Tuesday Military Night
Mike08:11 CST, 20 July | KCs Shows 
Every Tuesday join KC's in Military Night FREE BBQ Sliders starting at 7pm, with Jeff Mayfield playing live from 8pm to 12am

Mike08:11 CST, 20 July | KCs Shows 
Every Wednesday join KC's in the Sunset Sing Along Unplugged. Be sure to bring your own instrument.

Mike08:11 CST, 20 July | KCs Shows 
Ladies Night at KC's - Buy 1 Get 1 Free from 7pm till, with Fat Lipped Fish playing from 8pm to 12am

Double Hitter Friday Kicking off the Weekend!
Catch Zoe Fronheiser from 5pm to 7pm. 
Later TBA

$1.00 gumbo all day Fridays......free wifi

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 850-226-7552 & place your pick up orders!

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.
Admission: $3 for Adults
$2 for Children (3-12) and Senior Citizens (65&up)
$1 for Everyone on Monday & Wednesday
General Info.
  • Cinema Plus opens to sell tickets approximately 30 minutes before the start of the show.
  • Food orders are taken at the table, so you can skip the lines at the concession stand.

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! 

Friday 8/13 - The New World Beatniks - 9pm to 1am
Saturday 8/14 - The New World Beatniks - 9pm to 1am
Friday 8/20 - Jones & Company - 9pm to 1am
Saturday 8/21 - Jones & Company - 9pm to 1am
Friday 8/27 - The Rowdies - 9pm to 1am
Saturday 8/28 - The Rowdies - 9pm to 1am
Happy Hour Daily – 4 to 7

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 Bingo.....$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***
Bringing Back Our Count Down Drink Special:
$2 Shooters
$3 Well Drinks
$4 Long Islands
$5 Vodka RedBulls
Free Admission Before 10 PM

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.

►1st Saturday Tea Party at Fired Up!
Join us the first Saturday of Every Month from 10-11 a.m.
Paint a miniature teacup and saucer; enjoy beverages with assorted dainties, in the ―elegant‖ tea party atmosphere of boas, hats, jewelry, lace table clothes and a whole lot of quality fun time!
$20 per person
$5.00 per non painter
(covers food and drink for chaperone)
Fired Up!
Website: www.firedupfwb.com
Address: 201-B Miracle Strip Pkwy SE.
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
Contact: Laura Osland
Email: firedupfwb@gmail.com
Phone: 850-302-0202

Sat  Aug 14th
Fort Walton Beach Library
Website: http://www.fwb.org/index.php/library-mainmenu-134.html
Phone: (850) 833-9590
All of our programs are free and the parents do not need to bring anything.
►Reading Education Assistance Dogs (R.E.A.D.)
Dates: June 12th, July 10th, August 14th
Times are 10 am – 12 noon each day.
Sign-up is required.
Program for all ages.

Tue  Aug 17th
Fort Walton Beach Library
Website: http://www.fwb.org/index.php/library-mainmenu-134.html
Phone: (850) 833-9590
All of our programs are free and the parents do not need to bring anything.
►Preschool Story time
Ages 3-6
Every 1st & 3rd Tuesday at 10am
Call for themes.

Coming Soon:

Sat-August 28th
Sonic City 5000
Stand Up Paddle races have become stale. Everyone locally is doing the same-old 2 mile course race, BORING. Liquid Surf and Sail is proud to present The Sonic City 5000; a SUP race that drop-kicks everything else and takes racing to the next level in the panhandle. No one on the Emerald Coast has run a race of this magnitude with this much money at stake. No one in Florida is offering cash prizes, no one. The Sonic City 5000 will be a 15 mile SUP down-winder with a $5,000 cash purse!!! If you are not ready to paddle for the gold, don’t worry about it. Along with the Elite 12’6” Class, there will be recreation classes for Men, Women, Jr's, and teams. The race is set to take place on Saturday, August 28, 2010 in Fort Walton Beach, FL.

September 1st - Oct 1st
Wild at Heart Exhibition
Art and Design Society
17 First Street SE
Fort Walton Beach, Fl 32548
Gallery Hours:
Tuesday-Friday Noon-4pm
Saturday 1-4pm

Sun - September 5th
Sunday in the Park
The Landing on Brooks Street
Sat - September 18th
Dragonfly Global Mala
The purpose of the Global Mala is to unite the global yoga community from every continent, school or approach to form a "mala around the earth".Area yoga studios, yoga teachers, and the Natural Health Community will be offering classes, lectures, and demonstrations beginning at 9am and ending with a park-wide meditation.
For more information about this event call: Barefoot Yoga 850-678-8498 or Dragonfly Yoga 850-244-0184 / www.globalmalafwb.com

Sat – September 25th
Dog Daze
The Landing on Brooks Street
Family fun for dogs and their humans.

October 5th -29th
 The Black & White Art Show Exhibition
Art and Design Society
17 First Street SE
Fort Walton Beach, Fl 32548
Gallery Hours:
Tuesday-Friday Noon-4pm
Saturday 1-4pm

Sat - October 23rd
2nd Annual Zombie Walk

TBA - November
Fair Show Fine Art 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

Sat – November 6th
 March of Dimes run/walk
The Landing on Brooks Street
Walk Distance: 3miles
Registration Time: 9:00 AM
Start Time: 10:00 AM
Chapter: Florida
Phone: (850) 785-6460

2010 Battle of The Bands @ The Landing on September 4th
2009 Battle of the Bands

The 2010 Playground Music Battle of the Bands is Coming Soon!
Saturday September 4th 2010 
Raffles...Prizes...Giveaways...Factory Representatives...Don't miss this exciting event!
Downtown at The Landing on Brooks Street!

Every 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 

The following runs start @ The Landing on Brooks Street.

Saturday 31st -
Run The Panhandle for Cleaner Beaches

Saturday 21st- 
Josh Sprinkle Fun Run 
Saturday 11th- 
Goodwill Easter Seals Run/Walk

Saturday 16th -
Liza Jackson Fun Run
More info coming soon!

Saturday 30th- 
Run to Eliminate Illiteracy

Saturday 6th- 
March of Dimes run/walk

Saturday 20th -
Science Center Fun Run 
More information coming soon!
Saturday 4th- 
Jingle Bell run/walk

“Sunfeather Series Workshop” 
The Fort Walton Beach Heritage Park & Cultural Center is offering a new “Sunfeather Series Workshop” a sequence of Native American arts and crafts classes, from September until December, to be held on Saturdays at 11:00 a.m. Each class will last between three to four hours, and all supplies will be included. There is a five person minimum required for each class, with a maximum of ten participants. Advance registration and payment of cash or check is required. Participants can attend any class they wish and are not required to register for entire series. The workshop will include:
September 18- Dreamcatchers - $45.00 + $5.00 facilities use fee
October 2 - Leatherworks (4 X 6 leather bag) - $40.00 + $5.00 facilities use fee
October 16- Fingerweaving (belt/sash) - $45.00 + $5.00 facilities use fee
November 13- Pine needle basket - $30.00 + $5.00 facilities use fee
December 11- Drum making - $80.00 + $5.00 facilities use fee
The “Sunfeather Series Workshop” will be taught by Sandra “Sunfeather” Lee of the Perdido Bay Tribe, a local and state recognized tribe of Creek Indians. Sandra is an artisan, demonstrator, and teacher of Creek Indian heritage, material culture, and arts. She is widely respected for her craftsmanship and knowledge of beadwork, leatherwork,pine needle basketry, and gourd art. Lee has delivered presentations to colleges and
universities, and has participated in several Native American gatherings in the area. Lee teaches in the traditional way of her Native American ancestors.
Heritage Park & Cultural Center is located at 139 Miracle Strip Parkway SE. To register
for class or for questions please contact Museum Program Coordinator Mike Thomin at (850)833-9595.

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