Live Music and Entertainment
Fokker's - Christian and James
KC's - Sing Along
Fokker's- CJ Peake
Club Magnet- DJ Woods
Fish Lipz- Jeff Ivanoff
KC's- Zoe Fronheiser
Fokker's- Garry James
Fish Lipz Early- Christian & James
Fish Lipz Late- The Rowdies
KC's Early - Zoe Fronheiser
KC's Late- http://kcsfwb.com/events.html
Fokker's - Garry James
Fish Lipz Early- Christian & James
Fish Lipz Late- The Rowdies
KC's - http://kcsfwb.com/events.html
Club Magnet- Jewels of The Gulf Coast
KC's - Hot Sounds
Club Magnet- Bingo Night
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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
Every 2nd Thursday
Downtown Ladies Night
Every 3rd Friday
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: firstname.lastname@example.org ,The Closet Swap, 222A Miracle Strip Parkway 850-226-7763.
Every Friday @ Beach Liquors
FREE TASTINGS OF CRAFT BEERS AND WINE EVERY FRIDAY 5PM-7PM!
34 MIRACLE STRIP PARKWAY SOUTHEAST
FORT WALTON BEACH, FL 32548 -
FOOT BALL IS BACK @ Fokkers
THURSDAY-$.39 wings and football on the overhead.... Bucket and pitcher specials!!!!! Wing special goes from 4-8 so come and get your seats early!!!!!
SATURDAY COLLEGE FOOTBALL-Get ready for football all weekend.....BUCKET and PITCHER specials.
SUNDAY-FUNDAY- We have NFL Sunday ticket and buy one get one domestic drafts and bottles on Sunday and $5 off large cheese pizza.
MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL- Pizza, wing, and salad bar buffet $9.99….Bucket and pitcher specials
Come on out every Monday night for the games!!!!
GET (DOG) DAZED ON SEPTEMBER 25, 2010!
THE GREATER FORT WALTON BEACH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE IS DELIGHTED TO ANNOUNCE THAT
DOG DAZE 2010
HAS BEEN SCHEDULED FOR SEPTEMBER 25, 2010. (RAIN DATE: 10/23)
WE'LL HAVE GREAT FUN, JUST LIKE WE DID LAST YEAR -- SO MARK YOUR CALENDAR, MAKE YOUR PLANS, AND JOIN US ON SEPTEMBER 25!
WE'LL HAVE CANINE-CENTERED ARTS AND CRAFTS AND INFORMATIONAL BOOTHS, LOTS OF FREEBIES AND GIVEAWAYS, A DOGGY PARADE, WIENER RACES, AND MORE. LAST YEAR WE HAD OVER 1,000 WELL-BEHAVED DOGS AND THEIR FAMILIES ATTEND THIS FUN-FILLED FAMILY DAY WITH AN EMPHASIS ON YOUR BEST FRIEND.
ALL WELL-BEHAVED DOGS OVER 6 MONTHS OF AGE ARE WELCOME. PROOF OF RABIES VACCINATION IS REQUIRED, AND THERE IS AN ADMISSION FEE OF $3 PER DOG.
AS AN ADDED BONUS, THE NORTHWEST FLORIDA DAILY NEWS WILL ANNOUNCE THE WINNERS OF THE 2011 PET OF THE YEAR CALENDAR CONTEST! COME FIND OUT IF YOUR FAVORITE PET IS DESTINED FOR GREATNESS AS ONE OF THE WINNERS!
DOG DAZE BENEFITS ALAQUA ANIMAL REFUGE, RUFF (RESCUE UNWANTED FURRY FRIENDS), AND PAWS (PANHANDLE ANIMAL WELFARE SOCIETY). IT IS SPONSORED BY PETLAND, TIJUANA FLATS AND THE NORTHWEST FLORIDA DAILY NEWS NEWSPAPERS IN EDUCATION PROGRAM. OTHER SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES ARE AVAILABLE (CONTACT PATTI BOHNSACK AT 244-8191)
September 1st - Oct 1st
Wild at Heart Exhibition
Art and Design Society
17 First Street SE
Fort Walton Beach, Fl 32548
Introduction to Your Digital Camera / Holly Bain 9:30 –11:00 Learn to use your digital camera. Cost: $35/$30 for members Arts and Design Society
Paint Local Historical Sites in Watercolor: An Architect’s Perspective with Jim Owen 9:30—3:00 Cost $65/$55 for members
THE ARTS AND DESIGN SOCIETY WILL HAVE THEIR ANNUAL "ART' SALE ON SEPT. 24th & 25th, from 8:00am - 3pm. LOTS OF 'GOODIES' BOTH ART-RELATED AND OTHER 'TREASURES' WILL BE AVAILABLE. COME TO THE SALE AT 17 FIRST STREET, FT. WALTON BEACH, AND SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL ARTISTS AND THE ADSO GALLERY. ADSO HAS BEEN A MEMBER OF THE COMMUNITY FOR MORE THAN 50 YRS.check ADSO's web site at www.artsdesignsociety.com or call 244-1271 for additional information.
Garage Sale 7-noon Donations from our members makes this a large and varied garage sale. This sale helps to support the Arts and Design Society and it community projects. Arts and Design Society, 17 First St SE, Fort Walton Beach, Fl 32548 850-244-1271 ADSO@artsdeseignsociety.com or visit our website at www.artsdesignsociety.com
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
$15.00 FOR PRE-REGISTRATION
$20.00 AT THE DOOR (SPACE IS LIMITED)
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.
FULL CIRCLE ART GALLERY AND STUDIO OFFERS KIDS, ADULT & FAMILY CLASSES EVERY WEEK!
See www.fullcirclefwb.com for current schedule!
Laurel Siwicki will present her solo show "Taking Flight, Taking Root"
September 4 -October 2
Full Circle Gallery
29B Eglin Pkwy
Fort Walton Beach, FL
Northwest Florida’s award-winning artist Laurel Siwicki will present her solo show "Taking Flight, Taking Root". The opening reception will be on Saturday, September 4 and will be up until October 2. The show will feature ceramic sculptures that reflect the artist’s introspection into the life journey – how we get there and where we take root.
While Siwicki, a native of Niceville, has been working on developing this show for about a year, she feels her own life journey has been preparing her for it all of her life. While the works are derived from the artist’s personal experiences, they are open to individual interpretation, providing spectators with an opportunity to explore their own thoughts on taking flight and taking root. As such, symbolism plays an integral role in Siwicki’s series and heavily helps her tell her story.
“Since the beginning of time, artists have been using symbols in their art to allow the viewer to infer their own meaning,” Siwicki explains. “I use old and new symbols, all of which incorporate my Northwest Florida roots.”
These symbols include cypress trees, dilapidated skiffs, and native birds. Siwicki’s works also often include parts that look rusted or worn, which help create a sense of the passing of time, highlighting the artist’s belief that journeys take time and that one ought to enjoy them.
“Too often we focus on the being-there, when, if we take a moment, we will realize that the getting-there is sometimes the best part,” Siwicki says.
During her artistic career, Siwicki has experimented with many different mediums but has found that clay is what best gives shapes to her ideas. Most of her artwork reflects a sense of appreciation and observation of the world around her. Using a natural element such as a clay seems only natural for Siwicki’s creations, through which she seeks to break the tradition and perception that clay creates merely functional objects by using it expressively in innovative ways
Siwicki’s own journey as an artist has led her to many places, but she has recently discovered that the place from where she originally took flight – Northwest Florida – is the place where she now takes root.
Her love of art and for creating has led her into a career as an art teacher at Crestview High School, where she teaches others to express themselves. She enjoys working with students and find that they create without boundaries and without fears.
“I find my students’ to be artistically bold and inspiring,” Siwicki says. “I too seek to inspire them to find their own life journeys.”
The opening reception for Taking Flight, Taking Root, featuring a talk with Siwicki, will take place on September 4, 2010, at Full Circle Gallery in Fort Walton Beach, from 6 – 8 p.m. For more information, please contact the Full Circle Gallery at (850) 362-8041 or Laurel Siwicki.com
Northwest Florida Ballet Season Subscriptions are now Available!
The Northwest Florida Ballet celebrates its 40th year as a regionally recognized semi-professional ballet company and school. In addition, NFB has developed the nationally acclaimed Academie' - an integrated academic and dance education program serving 135 students from the third to eighth grade.
The NFB is led by Artistic Director and CEO Todd Eric Allen, an area native. The NFB is funded in part by the Florida Arts Council.
Northwest Florida Ballet Season Subscriptions are now Available! The Northwest Florida Ballet is excited to announce their upcoming season!
Dracula: October 16 at 7:30 pm
October 17 at 2:30 pm
Nutcracker: November 20 at 7:30 pm
November 21 at 2:30 pm
Cinderella: April 2 at 7:30 pm
April 3 at 2:30 pm
Purchase your Season Subscriptions now to ensure the best seat selections. This year, Season Subscription holders will receive additional discounts on all NFB events!
If you have not already received your Season Brochure in the mail - please call or visit NFB soon!
For more information on Season Subscriptions please call 850.664.7787 or visit us online at www.nfballet.org.
To become a sponsor for the Ballet or for comments concerning this newsletter, please contact Marketing Assistant Brenda Hutchison at 850.664.7787 or via email.
The City of Fort Walton Beach
Heritage Park and Cultural Center
Free Screening of Documentary at HPCC
Fort Walton Beach - The City of Fort Walton Beach Heritage Park and Cultural Center will host a free screening of the Independent Lens film series documentary, Dirt! The Movie, in honor of National Public Lands Day.
The film screening is scheduled for Saturday, September 25th at 12:00 p.m. inside the Indian Temple Mound Museum
Lazarus Education Center.
Dirt! The Movie is an award winning documentary that tells the story of the underappreciated stuff beneath our feet. Narrated by award-winning actress, author and activist, Jamie Lee Curtis, Dirt!, tells the story of Earth’s most valuable and least valued source of fertility from its miraculous beginning to its current crippling degradation.
Inspired by William Bryant Logan’s acclaimed book Dirt: The Ecstatic Skin of the Earth, he film deftly combines science and humor as it digs into the history and current state of the living organic matter from which we all come and where we will all one-day return.
The screening is in honor of National Public Lands Day, a National Environmental Education Foundation Program. NPLD celebrates service and recreation on public lands while educating volunteers about the effects of climate change on our parks. NPLD engages a diverse audience of adult and youth volunteers to get to outdoors and improve their lands, whether at the grandest national park or at an urban park in their neighborhood.
The film screening is made possible by Independent Lens Community Cinema. Independent Lens is jointly curated by ITVS and PBS, and is funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), a private corporation funded by the American people, with additional funding provided by PBS and the National Endowment for the Arts.
“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:
October 2 -
Leatherworks (4 X 6 leather bag) - $40.00 + $5.00 facilities use fee
Fingerweaving (belt/sash) - $45.00 + $5.00 facilities use fee
Pine needle basket - $30.00 + $5.00 facilities use fee
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.
Click Here - September Library Newsletterhttp://fwb.org/images/fwb/PIO/Newsletters/Library/
Library Card Sign-Up Month
Okaloosa County Public Library Cooperative and Okaloosa County Transit have joined forces to provide free rides on the WAVE throughout the month of September. In conjunction with September being Library Card Sign-Up Month, all you have to do is show a current library card from any one of the six participating libraries (Destin Library, Crestview Library, Fort Walton Beach Library, Mary Esther Library, Niceville Library and Valparaiso Library) or the bookmobile. Just show your library card when boarding and ride free. The promotion is good for riding ALL WAVE Routes in Fort Walton Beach, Destin, Crestview, Okaloosa Island, Destin and the NEW WAVE Express Route. Bus schedules can be found at all the libraries and on board the vehicles.
In order to get a FREE library card at any one of the six library locations, residents of these cities plus all residents of the unincorporated areas of Okaloosa County should bring something with adequate proof of address. Residents of any military installation located within Okaloosa County are eligible for free membership. Any employee of Okaloosa County or a member city may also apply for a free library card regardless of their place of residence. Citizens who do not fall into one of the categories mentioned above may be required to pay a fee to attain membership in a library for one year.
STORY TIME ages 3-6
1st & 3rd Tuesdays at 10 am
September Library Art Display
The Arts & Design Society, in conjunction with the Fort Walton Beach Public Library, is presenting
the winners of ADSO's Annual Calendar Art Show as well as all 2010 ADSO Gallery Shows in the library lobby. This unique Art Show is scheduled for September 1 - 30.
Fort Walton Beach Library Movie Night
Thursday Night is Ladies Night
2 for 1 Drinks
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!
FRIDAY: 20% OFF ALL DRESSES!
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!
Let us host a party for your little princess (or teen). All parties include drinks, snacks, and goodie bags! The cost is $250.00 for a 2-hour party.
Princess Spa Party for 6
Mini Makeup Application
Hairstyle or Braid
Belly Dance Party for 8
Dress up in a professional coin belt and scarf!
45 minute Belly Dance class
Egyptian eye makeup application
Hairstyle or Braid
Makeup, Skin, and Nail Care Party for 8
Learn the proper way to apply makeup.
Learn the proper way to take care of your skin and nails
Nonie’s Ark Animal Encounter Party For 10
If you love animals and like to be up close and personal with them, Nonie’s Ark is the party for YOU! Even if it's not your birthday this program is FUN, EDUCATIONAL and HANDS-ON. That means you can touch! It presents a zoo type show with live animals. Please check out Nonie’s website at www.noniesark.com
***Noni’s Ark can also be added on to any of Brava’s Birthday parties for only $75.00***
Fun Product Parties
Host your next Southern Living, Party Lite, Tastefully Simple, Pampered Chef, or any other type of party at Brava Hair Studio and Day Spa!
Great central location in Downtown Fort Walton Beach
Only $25 for a 2 hour time slot.
We have enough space to accommodate all of your guests!
$20 Gift Certificate for the hostess!
$20 Gift Certificate for a guest drawing
Please be sure to bring everything you need to set up. Parties run for 2 hours - please be sure to be done and cleaned up in this time frame.
Girl Scout Parties
Brava Hair Studio and Day Spa Brava donates and supports to Girl Scout Troops on the Emerald Coast.
No charge to the troop
You provide your own snacks
Learn Personal Nail care, Hair Care, Makeup, Skin Care, or how to run a business
Customized for any age level
Can go towards badges!
Call Us Today At (850) 833-3003
Support the Troops Tuesday!
Everyone with a valid military ID card receives 20% off their purchase, excluding food but good on everything else in the store.
Check out our new refillable treat pails! Food safe, with both a lid and handle, this pail is perfect for storing your dog treats. Bring it back to the store for unlimited refills at a 10% discount!
Carolina Cigars on The Coast
in The Fountain Square
196 Miracle Strip Parkway
$5 Wine Tastings every Saturday Night &
$5 off Purchase!
Hookah in The Courtyard $23.00
**GRAND PRIZE DRAWING**
Buccaneer Gift Shop is giving away a prize package for anyone who becomes a facebook fan of our shop in the month of September.
WIN 2 cases of Coca-Cola 12oz. cans and a gift item of your choice valued at $25.00.
PICK: Coca-Cola, Nascar, Betty Boop, Elvis, Marilyn, John Deere, or Harley. All items must be picked up at the store within 30 days of notification.
ID required, and no cash substitutions.
Toni Drago & Friends
Customer Appreciation Day! KC's Sandbar Thanks You!
Every Sunday starting a 6pm until the FOOD is gone it's Customer Appreciation Day.
Come eat Free with Great Drink Specials.
Every Tuesday Military Night
Every Tuesday join KC's in Military Night FREE BBQ Sliders starting at 7pm.
$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
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.
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse PG-13
Fri. 9/17 - Thurs. 9/23
Run Time: 124 min.
As a string of mysterious killings grips Seattle, Bella, whose high school graduation is fast approaching, is forced to choose between her love for vampire Edward and her friendship with werewolf Jacob.
Grown Ups PG-13
Fri. 9/24 - Thurs. 9/30
Run Time: 102 min.
After their high school basketball coach passes away, five good friends and former teammates reunite for a Fourth of July holiday weekend.
Maybe The Sorcerer's Apprentice PG
Fri. 10/1 - Thurs. 10/7
Run Time: 109 min.
Master sorcerer Balthazar Blake recruits a seemingly everyday guy in his mission to defend New York City from his arch-nemesis, Maxim Horvath.
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!
Happy Hour Daily!
Live Music: Thursday- Saturday
Thursday 9/23 – Jeff Ivanoff – 8:30 to 12:30
Friday 9/24 – Christian & James – 5 to 8
Friday 9/24 – The Rowdies – 9 to 1
Saturday 9/25 – Christian & James – 5 to 8
Saturday 9/25 – The Rowdies – 9 to 1
Happy Hour Daily – 4 to 7
3 Clubs in 1
ALL 3 CLUBS NOW OPEN 4 DAYS A WEEK
KARAOKE BAR OPEN 5 DAYS A WEEK - NO COVER
Wednesday Specials-25 cent Draft from 7 to 9pm 2 FOR 1 Drinks from 9 to 11pm Call drinks down and Domestic Bottles (Call Drinks include: JACK, JIM, JOSE, etc.) NO COVER
Thursday Specials-Ladies Night Free Drinks for ladies ALL NIGHT !!! Try our new BLOCK Fish Bowl Drinks!!!
Friday Specials-Ladies night From 9pm to 11pm Ladies drink WELL and DRAFT for $2.00 Also, $5.00 VOODOO buckets all night for everyone NO COVER
Saturday Specials-$5.00 Jager BOMBS! $5.00 VOODOO Buckets Domestic Bottle Buckets $12.00 (5 per bucket) NO COVER
Sunday Specials-2 FOR 1 Drink Special Call drinks down and Domestic Bottles (Call Drinks include: JACK, JIM, JOSE, etc.) $5.00 VOODOO Bucket NO COVER
113 Eglin Pkwy SE
Fort Walton Beach, FL, 32548
Martini/Social Bar is open
Wed-Sun from 5pm till 9pm.
Club Magnet is open
Wed-Sun 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***
NEW TO WEDNESDAY NIGHTS
[Service Industry Night]
$1 Shooters $3 Well Drinks $3 Domestic Beer 2-4-1 Sevdka Drinks
Bring Your Pay Stub & Get Your Discount On!
Bringing Back Our Count Down Drink Special:
$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!
PICK UP BARNOPOLY CARDS FOR YOUR OWN PUB CRAWL!!!
All Week Happy Hour features
$1.00 off(reg price except $2 beer)
SIN NIGHT EVERY MONDAY!
$4 CROWN AND DOWN, $3 IMPORTS, $2DOMESTIC, $1 SHOOTER. COME & JOIN THE FUN!
Downtown Community Garden @
The Fountain Square
The merchants and residents of Downtown Fort Walton Beach are working together to build a Community Garden in The Fountain Square. We hope to rebuild our community spirit and promote local healthy eating.The garden will be a square foot design and promote gardens with in small places utilizing raised beds and containers. The garden will host workshops, films and meals that encourage sustainable healthy living.
Membership for working volunteers is free and will allow portions of harvest. There will be a non-working membership available as well that will require monthly dues and allow portions of harvest. Free membership will be offered to for local schools and children’s organizations to participate in the garden. The garden will be funded by local fundraisers, garden workshops and sponsors. Each sponsor will be provided with signage in the garden and listed on all promotional materials.
We currently are seeking monetary donations, services and materials to help break ground October 10, 2010.Please review list of materials and services needed.
Monetary: Cash, Gift Cards
Services: Greenhouse transportation and set up, Palm Tree removal, Design, Land preparation, Fence Building
Materials: Garden Fencing, Raised Bed Materials ( landscape timbers, railroad ties, concrete block), Treated Lumber, Nets, Stakes Metal or Wood, Netting, Clippings, Plants, Seeds, Gloves, Shovels, Rakes
We appreciate your support and look forward to the future of this project.
For further information please contact:
Laurie Santos @ 315-1010
or Nikki Lyons @ 244-5922
or Email: email@example.com
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 16th -
Liza Jackson Fun Run
More info coming soon!
Run to Eliminate Illiteracy
March of Dimes run/walk
Saturday 20th -
Science Center Fun Run
More information coming soon!
Jingle Bell run/walk
Downtown Fort Walton Beach Military Discounts
3 Dogs & a Chick -We offer 20% for all military ID card holders each Tuesday.off all items in the shop, excluding dog/cat food. Everything else is game! 850.243.7297 -www.3dogsandachick.com
Artesano Handmade Jewels - honors 15% off on Tuesday to all military, service personal and dependents.
ATT Wireless Services- 15% off wireless services with valid ID. Application must be submitted. Call Piper Gaffrey: 850-250-1854 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Barley's - offers Military Appreciation every Friday night with $3 drinks all night long.
Big City American Bistro- Thursday we offer a 10% discount to all active Military, Fire & EMT!!! And as always we offer our daily Soup & Salad Buffet...2 Soups, 3 Deli Salads, Spring Mix Salad and Fresh Bread all for only $5.95! Now thats a Deal!
Carolina Cigars- $5.00 Wine Tastings every Saturday and $5.00 off wine purchases.
Coach and Four Gifts: Military appreciation Tuesday. 15% off storewide (excluding Fudge).
The Closet Swap - 15% off on TuesdaysClub Magnet- $5.00 Off Cover for All MilitaryEmerald Coast Science Center - offers a military discount all the time 10% off admission & store sales.
Fluid Surf Shop- Military 10% off everything except boards everyday!
Fokker’s Sports Pub- 10% off FOOD to military all the time when they present ID – 244-6666
Gaia’s Garden’n Gallery – 10% military discount with military ID.28 Eglin Pky SE / Fort Walton Beach FL 32548 / 850-863-4040/ www.gaiasgardengallery.com
Hugs n Hissyfits - 10% off with Military ID - http://www.hugsandhissyfits.com/
KC’s Sandbar - Every Tuesday Military Night FREE BBQ Sliders starting at 7pm, with Jeff Mayfield playing live from 7pm to 11pm- must have ID
Run With It- 10% discount storewide for active duty military. (850) 243-1007 /www.runwithitfl.com
Shangri La Vintage - 20 % discount to active duty military and their dependents on Thursday's. Storewide excluding consignments. / http://www.shangrila-vintage.com/
Stress Busters Massage Therapy - $10 off any service offered to singles or couples(850) 586-0444 / http://www.StressBustersMassageTherapy.Net/
Sacred X-pressions Tattoo -We're proud to offer discounts to all military members!The Downtown Merchants appreciate you, your sacrifice and your family’s support.
We hope you enjoy these discounts and we hope to see you downtown.
Sat – September 25th
Smithsonian Magazine’s Museum Day 2010 - September 25th
Heritage Park Partners With Smithsonian Magazine’s Museum Day 2010
The City of Fort Walton Beach Heritage Park & Cultural Center will participate in the fifth annual Museum Day, presented by Smithsonian magazine on September 25, 2010. Museum Day is a day when museums and cultural institutions nationwide open their doors free of charge to Smithsonian magazine readers and Smithsonian.com visitors. A celebration of culture, learning and the dissemination of knowledge, Smithsonian’s Museum Day reflects the spirit of the magazine, and emulates the free-admission policy of the Smithsonian Institution’s Washington, DC-based properties.
Attendees must present Smithsonian magazine’s Museum Day Admission Card to gain free entry to participating institutions. The Museum Day Admission Card will be available in the September 2010 issue of Smithsonian magazine. The general public is welcome to participate by going to the Smithsonian.com website and downloading the Museum Day Admission Card.
Heritage Park & Cultural Center is located at 139 Miracle Strip Parkway SE. Museum operating hours are 12:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, and closed on Sunday. For further information please call 850-833-9595.
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.
HPCC HOSTS NEW PBS P.O.V. FILM SCREENING & EVENT SERIES- Oct 15
The City of Fort Walton Beach Heritage Park and Cultural Center and Full Circle Art Gallery will offer a new and free program of film screenings and artist discussions titled P.O.V. Film Screening and Event Series. The first event in this series will be a screening of the documentary film “Salt” by filmmakers Michael Angus and Murray Fredericks.
Immediately after the screening, local landscape photographer Ezra Tanner will discuss his work. This event will be held on Friday, October 15th at 6:30 PM inside the Indian Temple Mound Museum Lazarus Education Center during Downtown Art Walk in Fort
Walton Beach. It is free and open to the public.
This event is a collaboration with P.O.V., a PBS’ award-winning nonfiction film series. Film Synopsis: In his search for “somewhere I could point my camera into pure space,” award-winning photographer Murray Fredericks began making annual solo camping trips to remote Lake Eyre and its salt flats in South Australia. These trips have yielded remarkable photos of a boundless, desolate yet beautiful environment where sky, water and land merge. Made in collaboration with documentary filmmaker Michael Angus, SALT is the film extension of Fredericks’ work at Lake Eyre, interweaving his photos and video diary with time-lapse sequences to create the liberating and disorienting experience of being thrown into an infinite dimension of mind and spirit. The film premiered on PBS on August 17, 2010.
POV airs new independent documentaries on Tuesday nights during the summer and fall: http://www.pbs.org/pov/ After the screening, photographer Ezra Tanner will discuss his work as a landscape photographer. Ezra Tanner, a self taught artist, has always carried a passion for photography, but has only recently been inspired to take up landscape photography. Although he often shoots sunrises and sunsets, Tanner is not afraid of darkness either, and he often superimposes storm clouds atop a stunning sky of gold and magenta. This unabashed bravado brings forth a dynamism and energy not often explored in beach photography, and for this reason Tanner is as much an artist as he is a photographer. To view Ezra’s work visit http://www.eszra.com/
Mike Thomin, Heritage Park’s Museum Program Coordinator, stated, “We are thrilled to be a part of this film series. There is nothing available to this area that is quite like it. Local artists from all different mediums will have an opportunity to be involved with this program and engage the community.
Gaia's Garden'n Gallery September Happenings!
Can you smell it …Can you smell autumn in the air? I got a whiff of it the other morning when I was heading out to the garden to prep it for my cool season crops of lettuce, cabbage, brussel sprouts, carrots, radishes, and will squeeze in a tomato or two before frost. This is the perfect time to plant all trees, shrubs, and perennials. Getting them in the ground to have their roots established for the wonderful new growth in the Spring! Especially with fruiting trees, what a better reward than juicy pears, peaches, and nectarines in the heat of the summer! All the citrus trees are starting to produce flowers for their bounty in the late fall – early winter season! Grapes are getting ready for harvest to make jam, jelly, and wine!
We will be closed the week of September 14th - 18th and will reopen regular store hours September 21st. I am going back up north to witness my daughter have my new baby grandson.
I don’t want to get all political on you but this issue is SO important to home gardeners, organic farming, and all types of heirloom seeds … please check out the ruckus of Senate bill 510 and House bill HR875 regarding growing heirloom varieties and organic farming that will effect us in our own backyards! And major fines for even possessing heirloom seeds. It’s not a good thing the government (well actually Monsanto) is trying to pull off with this bill that will be the death of freedom to healthy seeds for healthy vegetables as well as our ability to buy eggs from the neighbor down the street to farmers offering raw dairy products. Check out Dr. Rima on youtube by following the link provided: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kHUeyD_KCrI&feature=player_embedded for enlightenment of what the bill will do if passed!
Gaia’s Natural Foods (GNF) Update: GNF provides the health-conscious consumer safe, beneficial, and healthy foods grown locally. MEMBERSHIP is OPEN! We have a plethora of offerings … pastured eggs (chicken and duck), dairy products (dairy and goat), grass-fed, free-range meats (beef, lamb, pork, and goat), pastured poultry (chicken and turkey), and local honey. We have access to organic bulk goods, natural household cleaners and personal care items as well. As well as working with local produce farmers schedules to offer seasonal produce in the fall/winter. We are still making local farm visits to keep the bounty coming. Membership is $50.00 per year to enjoy wholesale pricing on GNF’s offerings. Why settle for a preselected box when you can custom order the products you love.
It is through much consideration that we have decided to close our retail location and move our merchandise entirely online (except the plants ... but will have plant sales periodically). I would like to offer garden tours and classes periodically for any interested so if you’d like that let me know. The classes will be taught at my home in Mary Esther, which is a better venue anyway for the gardening classes so you can see what the process produces! If you want products from the online store and would like to stop by and pick them up to save on shipping & handling that’s fine. And we will still be creating beautiful landscapes with consultation, design, and installation services as we have always done. You will still receive monthly newsletter emails as well as reminders for our events that we may host. That being said I wanted to encourage you to come shop while the gettin’s good (so I don’t have to pack it all up). Please get word out that I would like to donate the remainder of the plants we don’t sell to local schools and non-profit charities. If you want some good deals on store fixtures stop by soon and get dibs.
I am also looking for homes for the feral cats on the property. They are certain degrees of tamed … one (Stubby) can most probably be a house cat but he needs to be by himself (he fights with everyone around here), 3 of the cats would be good mousers around your property and will come get lovin’ when you feed them … to the point of taming them if you wanted to (the calico (Calico pronounced Kaleeko) and black one (HersheyKiss) are siblings and get along well). Then Momma Kitty and Buddy are very feral to the point of having the catch them with live traps. Let me know if anyone has any suggestions on how we can find these beautiful creatures homes. They have been really good to us. 4 of them (Hershey Kiss, PieEye, Calico, and Buddy) have been born here with Momma Kitty and Stubby being the parents of some of them. All of them are fixed except for Buddy – after he escaped the cage when he was little he doesn’t let anyone come near him.
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FRUIT: Telling the Girls from the Boys. Just about everyone has heard that papaya plants are male, female, or bisexuals. Actually, it’s a confused group of plants, and sometimes the plants even seem to change sexes. If you have just male or female plants in your collection, you’ll need some of each. Here is how to tell the difference.
Male flowers are produced on longs stalks held away from the trunks. Some male plants eventually produce a few fruits.
Female and bisexual flowers are held flush with the trunk. Look for pollen sacks to determine if the flowers are bisexual.
If you have only male and female plants, you will need one male to about ten female plants for good cross-pollination.
LAWNS: Get Your Soil Acidity Tested. Soil acidity determines the availability of nutrients in the soil. More nutrient availability to your lawn can be achieved just by altering the soil pH. The test can be performed with home kits available at your garden center. For a small fee, you can get your soil tested through your local county extension service. You can get the kit here at Gaia’s. When you receive the soil test results, you may find there are recommendations for lime or soil sulfur applications. Apply treatments as needed to adjust you lawn to the proper acidity.
HERBS & VEGS: The Three Sisters. Below is a fun planting technique that can save space and produce vegetables at the same time. It’s a great project to teach kids how the American Indians planted corn, climbing beans, and bush squash. All you need is a sunny garden spot and seeds of each crop. Prepare the soil for planting with plenty of organic matter and manure, and then follow these steps:
Form a rounded planting site about a foot or more in diameter. Create as many of the mounds as you need, 4 feet apart.
Plant seeds of the three crops, spacing them 2 inches apart in the rounded mounds. Sow 3 or 4 seeds of each.
Water the soil and apply a thin layer of mulch. Water again whenever the soil begins to dry.
While seedlings are still small, remove all but one or two of each crop.
Train beans to climb the corn stalks, and the squash to grow under the corn and beans.
Feed the plants monthly to help produce crops.
The plants should produce corn, beans, and squash at about the same time to enjoy.
BULBS, CORMS, RHIZOMES, TUBERS: Starting Bulbs from Cuttings. A few bulbs can be rooted from cutting to form new plants. These include the achimenes, dahlia, and tuberous begonia. Walking iris and daylilies form little plants on the flowering stem with preformed roots that are ready to grow into baby plants. Cuttings also may be a way to reproduce bulbs just like the original without waiting to divide the bulbs at the end of the growing season:
Fill shallow pots or a tray with vermiculite, and moisten.
Make cuttings 4 to 6 inches long. Where little plants have started to form, remove them from the stems to root.
Place the base of the cutting or small plant in the vermiculite, deep enough so it stands in an upright position.
Keep moist and in a filtered-sun location. Some gardeners encase the containers of cuttings in plastic to maintain the high humidity that promotes rooting.
Roots should form in a matter of weeks. Well-rooted cuttings can be potted and grown until ready for a larger container or the garden.
*Taken from Month-by-Month Gardening in Florida.
September Green Ideas:
WORKING WITH THE SUN: Traditionally, buildings were designed to take advantage of their local surroundings and climate. Thick walls would keep the summer heat out and retain warmth in winter. In hot climates, buildings were painted light colors to reflect the sun’s heat. Windows were small to keep out the sun, and shady courtyards helped keep the interior cool. In cold climates, the buildings were painted dark colors to absorb the sun’s heat. South-facing windows were larger to take advantage of the sun’s warmth. Modern architects are returning to this timeless wisdom. You, too, can use sun exposure and shading to keep your home at a comfortable temperature, instead of relying entirely on mechanical heating and cooling.
Train vines on trellises on the hot side of the house. Keep the trellis at last 6 inches from the wall to provide a buffer of cool air. We’ve done this and it is quite effective, not only does it cool the home but you can see butterflies and hummingbirds nectaring on the flowers! As well as get an insects view of the vegetation from the underside J
Plant trees to provide summer shade and block winter winds. If you go for deciduous (drop their leaves each season) trees, they will provide the additional benefit of letting the sun through in the wintertime.
Fit awnings or movable roof overhands to block out hot summer sun, but allow it in during the winter. Light-colored drapes and shades can also help reduce heat gain. In winter, keep them open during the day to let sunlight in.
Paint your home a light color if you live in warmer climates or a dark color if your winters are long and cold. Special reflective or absorbent roof coatings are also available to help cool/warm your house.
Yarrow, J. (2008) How To Reduce Your Carbon Footprint. Duncan Baird Publishers: London.
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