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Thursday, November 17, 2011

Instructor – Brandon Pence
Topics Covered – Complete digital art project, from start to finish, in Brandon’s style. For more of Brandon’s work -http://www.brandonpence.com
Each workshop will present a different project.
What to Bring – A laptop with Photoshop already installed. Download a demo copy of photoshop from Adobe if you don’t have your own copy. Please make sure Photoshop is already installed before attending.
Tuition – NWFLAA Members $35, Non Members $45
Dates – Saturday, December 3, 2011 – 9am-11:30am

Our last 2 shows of the year are:
In Your Dreams
Artwork influenced by dreams or nightmares.
Opening Reception – Friday, November 18, 2011 – 6pm – 8pm
Video Rewind
Artwork influenced by video games.
Opening Reception – Friday, December 9, 2011 – 6pm – 8pm

At the "In Your Dreams" Show, we will be selling greeting cards made by children at the Head Start
 McGriff Street Center. The proceeds will support the Arts Program there.

We also have a Cartoon Club every other Tuesday at the Art Lair.
The next meeting dates are Nov 22, Dec 6 & 20.

We have a monthly Book Club which is usually advertised on the side bar on www.nwflaa.com
Due to the holidays, the Dec meeting is on the 15th.
December's Book Selection
Meeting - December 15, 2011 @6pm

Art & Fear
by David Bayles & Ted Orland  
Hardcover, 122pp
Barnes & Noble – $10.38
Brief Synopsis –”Art & Fear explores the way art gets made, the reasons it often doesn't get made, and the nature of the difficulties that cause so many artists to give up along the way. The book's co-authors, David Bayles and Ted Orland, are themselves both working artists, grappling daily with the problems of making art in the real world. Their insights and observations, drawn from personal experience, provide an incisive view into the world of art as it is experienced by art makers themselves. ”
Barnes & Noble has an online coupon for 10% off one item. Use code P4U7L9E
Book Group meets on the last Thursday of every month at 6pm at the Art Lair, Fountain Square, Fort Walton Beach.

BYOB Painting November, 2011

BYOB Painting November, 2011

Handmade Cards by Head Start Kids

This Friday at the “In Your Dreams” Show, we will be selling handcrafted cards made by children at the Head Start McGriff Street Center. Proceeds from the sale of these cards will help fund the Head Start Arts Program that focuses on music, dance, reading, and art education. These children are between the ages of 3½ -5 years old and qualify to receive aid because of their family’s financial situation. Head Start is committed to the empowerment of children with diverse backgrounds, families and staff through the support of our community for personal growth and development that will lead to a successful future.
These one-of-a-kind cards will be for sale on November 18th from 6pm-8pm at the Art Lair for only $2 each! They all have beautifully painted artwork by children at Head Start on the front and are blank on the inside. So they are great for any occasion! There are only a limited number of them for sale and each one is unique. Come out to buy these amazing cards and help support the education of these young artists.
To learn more about the Head Start Child Development Program in Okaloosa County, visit:

Thanksgiving Buffet

Art Walk November 18

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

New Store Downtown Fort Walton Beach

another 4 days to the Grand Opening. Save the date: Saturday, November 19, from 10:00am, ****"WISH TREE" ****is coming to Downtown Fort Walton Beach. Everything you wish your children could have - now for the best prices!! more than 80% less from oringinal price!! New and gently used clothes, toys, new born equipment.... waiting for you on Saturday with free snacks in 230 Miracle Strip Parkway (across the st. from publics). See you there!!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Art Walk Friday night!! The third Friday of every month (except January and February)

The Sandy Reef Band and November Art Walk

Ken Wright, Erica Wright, & Dee Sufnar Real Estate Consultant of Platinum Real Estate Associates of RE/MAX Southern Realty is sponsoring "The Sandy Reef Band" at the November Downtown Fort Walton Beach Florida Artwalk on November 18 from 5:30 - 8:30 P.M. at the corner of Hwy 98/Perry Ave (Across from Publix). Bring a chair or a Blanket and enjoy.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Cha Cha (4 week series)

Build your confidence and sass appeal with the super fun Cha Cha
every Tuesday in October from 6 to 6:50 pm.

We'll start with a fun, simple sequence that we will develop with balance, posture, rhythm and arm styling options.

Each week will build on the previous one and the pace of the class will be determined by the prepaid students--drop ins are welcome, but will have to jump in and hang on. :D

We need 12 prepaid to make this happen, so please help spread the word. (Prepay deadline Friday, Sept. 30)

No partner required.

4 weeks (pd in advance) $40/person (Cash or Check to ECDS)
Drop In Rate: $15/person

Emerald Coast Dancesport
226 SE Miracle Strip Pkwy
Fort Walton Beach, FL
Studio Number: 850-664-5678

Monday, September 12, 2011

Quick Notes from The Art Lair

A few of our members requested an extension for the Clown Show turn in - The new deadline is Wednesday, September 14.

You can turn in work to the Art Lair on Tuesday and Wednesday 3-6pm.

The reception is Friday, September 16, 6-8pm.

The next meeting of the Cartoon Club is Tuesday, September 13 - starting at 6pm.

The Photography Club meeting is Wednesday, September 14 - starting at 6pm. Our speaker is Savannah Chastain.

Savannah is a local photographer that has spent the last two years with the non-profit organization Photogenx.

Photogenx uses media to bring awareness to social injustice issues around the world. The meeting is open to members and non-members.

The Jewelry workshop scheduled for Thursday, September 15 has been moved to Thursday, September 22, 6-8pm.

Piper, the instructor, will be out of town on the 15th.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

"It's all about the beans" at Maas Coffee Roasters, 150 Miracle Strip Pkwy, where your beans are Fresh Roasted EVERY TUESDAY! - Come marvel at our freshly rejuvenated signature neon sign – When the “Caffeine Light” is lit, there’s a bodacious brew in your future!

September 16th Art Walk

Platinum Real Estate Associates of RE/MAX Southern Realty will be hosting the Destin Harvest House at the September 2011 FWB Art Walk at the corner of Hwy 98 and Perry Ave. They will be selling refreshments for the Concert for Without Silence and having a silent auction, as well. Tell your friends to bring a chair or a blanket and enjoy.
The vision of Harvest House is to provide food and clothing to those who are less fortunate and at a point of need in their life. (Isaiah 58: 6-9)


FREE DANCE CLASS (Latin and Ballroom) next Friday, Sept. 16...Emerald Coast Dancesport is sharing the ART of DANCE during the fun-filled Art Walk in our wonderful Downtown. Last month was an absolute blast...very light-hearted...SPREAD the WORD about this and the Art Walk (which is 5:30 to 8:30)
Location: Emerald Coast Dancesport
Time: ‎6:30AM Saturday, September 17th

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Thirsty Thursday Wine Tasting

Thirsty Thursday Wine Tasting
Carolina Cigars Wine Tasting

Wines paired with thoughtful treats..
Just a reminder.. because we'd love to see you!

Only a few tickets left for next week's Italian Wine Tasting, so come in tonight and reserve your spot!

Carolina Cigars - 5:30-7:30pm
See you tonight!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Northwest Florida Arts Association Classes

BYOB Painting
Join artist Regina Halushka as she teaches you the steps to complete
your very own painting. You need only to bring your favorite beverage.
$35 per person ~ Includes all materials  
Wednesday, August 24, 2011  6:00pm – 8:00pm

Photography Basics  
A three hour beginners class covering light, composition and how your camera works, so you 
can take better pictures.
Instructor – Michael Loftis
$35 NWFLAA members – $45 non members 
Saturday, August 27, 2011  10am – 1pm

Acrylic/Oil Painting
Acrylic/Oil Painting Classes – All Levels – Adults Only
Cost per class is $45 or $80 per month for members or $55 or $90 per month for non-members 
and students bring their own supplies.
Students must register and pay at least 1 week in advance in order for the class to take. 
Minimum number of students is 2. No maximum number of students.
Time of Class: 2:30pm to 4:30pm
Dates Available (Sundays Only):
Aug 14, Aug 28, Sep 11, Sep 25, Oct 09, Oct 23, Nov 06, Nov 20, Dec 04

Instructor – Brandon Pence
Topics Covered – Complete digital art project, from start to finish, in Brandonʼs style. For more 
of Brandonʼs work - http://www.brandonpence.com
Each workshop will present a different project.
What to Bring – A laptop with Photoshop already installed. Download a demo copy of 
photoshop from Adobe if you don’t have your own copy. Please make sure Photoshop is 
already installed before attending.
$35 NWFLAA Members - $45 Non Members
Saturday, September 17, 2011  10am-noon

2011 Fall Festival of the Arts Poster Contest -Winner : Pat Roberts

With the Fall Festival of the Arts approaching in a few months, the NWFLAA board was presented with many amazing entries for the poster contest. It was a difficult decision but after much thought, the board decided on a painting by the local artist, Pat Roberts. Thanks to all the talented artists who participated in the contest and congratulations Pat! We look forward to seeing more of Pat’s work displayed at the Fall Festival of the Arts on November 12, 2011 at the FWB Landing.
We are still looking for more artists, sponsors and volunteers
who would like to participate in the Fall Festival of the Arts.
For more info, check out:
Official 2011 Fall Festival of the Arts poster by Pat Roberts

Labor Day @ The Landing

Labor Day at The Landing

09/04/2011 03:00 pm - 09:00 pm
The Landing
139 Brooks St SE
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
Come spend your Labor Day Weekend at The Landing!

There will be family entertainment all day! Children's activities section, local food vendors, BBQ taste tests and more!

Preliminary schedule:
3 - 8:30     Music
8:30 - 9     Fireworks

Hosted by City of Fort Walton Beach and the Greater Fort Walton Beach Chamber of Commerce
Vendor opportunities available - click here for the application.
Please contact Patti Bohnsack or 244-8191 for more information.

Global Mala 2011 Saturday, September 24th

Global Mala 2011
September 24th

8 am - 12 noon
 Global Mala Yoga for Peace Project belongs to the global yoga community. This is a seed of a world-wide experiment into the power of meditation in action.

The purpose of the Global Mala Yoga for Peace is to unite the global yoga community from every continent, school or approach to form a "mala around the earth" through collective practices. Each center offers their form of a Yoga Mala according to their yoga tradition and inspiration.

This year Valerie Wenzel, Dragonfly Yoga, and Barefoot Yoga are hosting this outdoor event at The Landing in Downtown Ft Walton Beach. Yoga classes from area yoga studios and topics on health, wellness, holistic living, yoga and much more.

This event will benefit Fisher House.

OBJECT-ion Opening Reception Friday August 12

August 12th - September 18th, 2011

Friday, August 12th, 6-9pm

Nationally exhibited artist and Florida panhandle native, Justin Lyons is a self-taught painter known for his mixed-media work. Lyons’ newest body of work, “OBJECT-ion” is a playful commentary on America’s consumer culture.

Using wit, humor and social stereotypes to convey messages, Lyons’ work reflects his personal thoughts and feelings about objects and their use. He contrasts images or text to draw out their multiple meanings. At first glance one may be intrigued in by a familiar childhood image like that of a popsicle or a bunny rabbit. Take a second or third look, and that same piece reveals a dark reality often ignored or simply not seen.

In his own words Lyons says, “I like to draw the viewer in with a childish feel or candy coated look to the work, and once they begin to bite, chew and digest it they see that maybe there's some meat to it as well.”

Lyons’ works in many mediums including wood (sometimes found), acrylic, house paint, spray paint, oil stick, epoxy resin and pencil. His compositions consist of multi-layered paint drippings, pencil scrawling and surface etchings.


Where Creativity and Community Meet!

Tue. - Sat.
11am - 6pm
1pm - 5pm
29B SE Eglin Parkway
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548


Carolina Cigars Wine Tasting and Downtown Ladies Night Tonight @ Cupcakes by The Beach

Thirsty Thursday Wine Tasting
Cupcakes by the Beach Ladies Night!

Carolina Cigars Wine Tasting
Wines paired with thoughtful treats..
followed by Downtown FWB Ladies Night at Cupcakes by the Beach
Carolina Cigars - 5:30-7:30pm
3 Dogs & A Chick - 6:00-8:00pm

Come let us show you what downtown has to offer! See you tonight!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Art Walk

It's is the FULL MOON - So get Full Moon crazy for the ART WALK - July 15, 2011, 5:30 – 8:30 pm - Come rub elbows with the greatest people on the Emerald Coast – Sample invigorating elixirs & exotic munchies from the one of a kind boutiques - Make new friends and harass your old ones – Free Bliss for every one!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Unwind Yarn Shop

Get out of the heat and into our cozy air conditioned shop. Learn to knit for just $30 with all supplies

Don’t Miss These Exciting Travel Opportunities

Don’t Miss These Exciting Travel Opportunities

Join us for three travel shows and learn more about:

China and the Beijing City Stay Tour (SPECIAL 2011 RATES)
With airfare from USA starting at just $1699
Monday, July 11, 2011 5:30pm

The Thrills of Australia (7 tours!)
Tuesday, July 12, 2011 5:30pm

The Magic of Italy (10 tours!)
Tuesday, July 12, 2011 6:30pm

All shows are at the:
Landmark Office Center, 217 Miracle Strip Parkway

Lite snacks will be served

To RSVP call 850.243.-3809 or email: tammy@tammysjourneys.com & receive a special travel show discount voucher to be used to book a future Collette Tour. www.tammysjourneys.com

Friday, July 8, 2011

Tango Group Class-American and Argentine

Monday, July 11 · 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Emerald Coast Dancesport
226 SE Miracle Strip Pkwy
Fort Walton Beach, FL

More Info
Basic Patterns and Excellent Technique will be the focus of this class.
No Partner Required.
All levels will benefit...Beginner thru Advanced
$10/per person
Open to the Public...Please feel free to share this event invitation..THANK YOU!! :D
We will be handing out FREQUENT DANCER punch cards for summer group classes so you can be rewarded with free dance classes in the future!! (details given at group class)

Tuesday, June 21, 2011


Wednesday, June 22 · 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Emerald Coast Dancesport
226 SE Miracle Strip Pkwy
Fort Walton Beach, FL

NO PARTNER NEEDED for this class...
Add some solo moves to your Salsa
We are having such a blast with this class!! Check it out for yourself :D
Why take a group class??? Because, learning to dance by yourself helps develop your individual balance and timing, making you a stronger partner--whether you're the leader or follower--and helps you develop your own style, your flavor to your salsa, which carries over to the other dances
Open to the public...all levels welcome, from beginner to advanced -- please feel free to share this event with your friends and family
Cost: $10 at the door

PARKING: For those who haven't been here before, we're on the corner of 98 and Perry next to Barefoot Weddings. There is parking on Perry Avenue (in front of Brava Salon and Ballet) as well as all of Brooks Street. Behind Northwest Florida Ballet is a public parking lot (you can come in back door if want). Also across the street between Mulhollow's and Adonna's bakery is all public parking.
There are other public parking lots, but that should be sufficient

Coming Soon Tejas Grill and Cantina in The Fountain Square

Seafood Fondue Flambé co Delicious Artisan Cheeses combined w/Shrimp & Crawfish, Onions, Mushrooms, & Peppers with a splash of Bacardi 151, then set on FIRE     9

Texas Sized Nachos Monterrey Jack & Longhorn Cheddar blend piled high with Steak, Chicken, & Shrimp, Black Olives, Jalapeños and topped with Sour Cream 11

Quesadilla Grande Grilled Steak & Chicken with Mushrooms, Poblano Peppers, Tomatoes; Onions, Monterrey Jack & Longhorn Cheddar Cheese Blends 9

Steak Tartar Tenderloin infused with our own house blend of Anchovies & spices finished off with a Quail Egg served with toast points 12

Ceviche Shrimp marinated and cooked in our Citrus and Pepper and Onion spice blend 9

Fried Green Tomatoes, Fried Jalapeno Chips, & Fried Pickles
Cajun Fried Gator Tails served with house made Remoulade Sauce 8

Steak & Shrimp Kabobs Marinated Meat Grilled on skewers with Cherry Tomatoes, Peppers & Onions 14

Green Sauce 4
Salsa 3
Queso con Chorizo   7
Guacamole 6

Soups & Salads
Classic Caesar Salad served with Anchovies & grated Fresh Parmesan Cheese tableside   9
Add Chicken for 3

Taco Salad choose Shredded Chicken, Seasoned Taco Meat, or Steak, served in our fresh & crispy House made Tortilla Shell   12

Texas Pecan and Blackberry Salad fresh Blackberries and
Crunchy Pecans in a Spinach and Romaine with a Blackberry
Vinaigrette 10 *Add Chicken, Steak or Shrimp 3

House Salad Arugula, Frieze, Spinach and Romaine 7
*Add a side salad to any entrée 4

All soups    Cup 4   Bowl 6

Tortilla Soup choose Chicken or Beef in a Consommé infused with Roasted Corn, Onion & Spices topped with Tortilla Strips

New Mexico Green Chile Stew Slow Roasted Pork with Hatch, New Mexico Green Chiles with Onions, Potatoes and Tomatoes

Guisada Stew Meat Mexican Style served with Potatoes & Onions

Sandwiches & Po Boys
Hearty Italian Beef   Slow Roasted Beef served wet or dry with
Giardiniera 11

Classic French Dip   Delicious mouthwatering Beef served wet or dry with Real Aus Jus 8

Cowboy Philly Tender Angus Beef, Peppers & Onion, Provolone Cheese 9

Southern Pulled Pork    Slow Roasted BBQ Seasoned Pork served with Pickles & Onions 7

The Texan Burger Our In House ground ½ Pound Angus Beef served on a Kaiser Bun with Lettuce, Tomato, Red Onion, & Pickles 8

Taco Burger Beef Taco Meat, Lettuce, Tomato, Cheese, Sour Cream, Guacamole & Hot Sauce 7

Tequila Lime Chicken Marinated & Grilled Chicken Breast, Crisp Lettuce & Tomato with a Tequila Lime Dressing 7

Cajun Gator PoBoy Crispy Fried Gator with our in house made Spicy Remoulade Sauce and Crispy Lettuce     9

Soft Shell Crab Poboy Hand Battered Seasoned Soft Shell Crab served with an aioli caper drizzle     11

Fried Flounder PoBoy Hand battered fresh Flounder served with our in house made Tartar or Spicy Remoulade Sauce   10

Shrimp PoBoy Succulent Shrimp choose grilled or fried with our in house made Spicy Remoulade or Tartar Sauce   7

Tejas Especial from the Border
Chile Relleno  A stuffed Roasted Pablano Pepper Hand Battered and Fried until golden brown & covered with Chili Sauce Served with Beans & Rice   12

Tejas Combination Taco, Two Tamales, Two Enchiladas, Queso Chip, Beans and Rice served with Pico de Gallo & Guacamole 14

Fish Tacos choose either Flounder (fried) or Red fish(grilled) served with Citrus Slaw & Cilantro Lime Rice 10

Chimichaunga smothered in our house made Chili Sauce with melted Monterrey Jack & Longhorn Cheddar served with Rice & Beans 10

Grande Burrito Tender Seasoned Beef, Beans, Lettuce,
Tomatoes & Cheese Wrapped in a Flour Tortilla served with
Rice & Beans 9

Pork Carnitas Slow Roasted Seasoned Chopped flash fried Pork Tacos topped with Mexican Slaw 14

Chicken Taquitos Slow Roasted Seasoned Shredded Chicken rolled in Corn Tortillas and fried until crispy     8

Smothered Chicken Grilled Marinated Chicken served with Pablano Peppers, Onions, Mushrooms & Cheeses 13

Fajitas (Steak, Chicken, or Shrimp) Marinated Meat Grilled with Peppers and Onions served with Lettuce, Tomatoes, Pico de Gallo, Guacamole & Flour Tortillas
For One 13 For Two 19
Tejas Fajitas a combination of Steak, Shrimp, & Chicken 24

Quail Pan seared & oven roasted served cut in half with a Texas sized baked potato and fresh vegetables 16

Steaks from the Ranch
Ribeye 10oz Del Monaco cut 15

New York Strip 10oz 20

Filet 7 oz 24

Top sirloin 8 oz 12

*All Steaks are served with a Texas Sized Baked Potato & Fresh Vegetables
*Add Ponchantrain, Crab Avocado Pico de Gallo, Spicy Remoulade, or Aioli Caper Drizzle    4

Crab Cakes  Jumbo Lump Crab Seasoned and Breaded & cooked to perfection served w/ Remoulade Sauce 15

Red Fish Lightly Seasoned & Grilled then topped with our in house made Crab Avocado Pico de Gallo 18

Mahi Mahi served with a Ponchatrain Sauce (Shrimp and Crawfish & Mushrooms sautéed in a White Wine Cream Sauce) 18

Soft Shell Crab   Hand Battered Seasoned Soft Shell Crab served with an aioli caper drizzle 16

Fried Flounder Hand battered fresh Flounder served with our in house made Tartar or Spicy Remoulade Sauce 14

Tequila & Coconut Fried Shrimp Succulent Marinated Shrimp coated in Coconut Flakes & Fried until golden brown 13

*All served with Cilantro Lime Rice & choice of Citrus Slaw or Fresh vegetables

Sopapillas  Fried Mexican Pastries served with a house made Caramel Rum Sauce 6

Fried Ice Cream Chocolate or Mexican Vanilla Ice Cream rolled in our secret coating & fried crispy topped with Strawberry and Chocolate Sauce   8

Margarita Key Lime Parfait decadent Key Lime Custard and Margarita Custard layered between rich Cream and a Sugared Graham Crust 8

Texas Brownie Sundae a thick rich Cocoa Brownie with
Buttered Pecan Ice Cream topped with Hershey’s Syrup and
Candied Pecans 7

*Add a glass of our Chocolate Wine to compliment your dessert

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Art Walk Friday June 17th!
Come on out and check out the artists and the stores!
Dance Class for Newbies from 7-8pm at Emerald Coast Dancesport. Bring in a receipt from any downtown FWB artist, shop, or restaurant dated 6/17/11 and enjoy a fun 25 minute Latin dance class free!!! (or pay $5 cash at door without receipt). Get ready for the Latin festival!!

Monday, June 13, 2011


The Northwest Florida Boricuas Ausentes, Inc. Presents The 2011 LATIN SALSA FESTIVAL @ The Landing in Fort Walton Beach, Florida. On June 25th 2011. The fun starts at 10 am. Come join us for a day full of fun, Caribbean and international food, and great music.
10:00am - 7:00pm
For more information, visit Event Website

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

37th Billy Bowlegs 5k Walk/Run June 4th, 2011


Saturday, June 04, 2011 @ 10:30 PM

Additional Date Information

10:30 PM


Fort Walton Beach High School Track - Hollywood Blvd & Wright Pkwy
500 wright parkway SW


$20 until May 28th, $22 May 29th to June 3rd, $25 on race day.
$ 2.00 – Disc. For NWFTC Before Race Day

Registration Closing Date

Wednesday, June 01, 2011 @ 10:00 PM

Package Pickups

Monday, May 30th- Gate-to-Gate Run at Eglin AFB
Tuesday, May 31st - 5:00 PM to 8:30 PM at Run With It
Friday, June 3rd - 5:00 PM to 8:30 PM at Santa Rosa Mall
Saturday, June 4th - 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Santa Rosa Mall
Saturday, June 4th - 8:30 PM to 10:15 PM at FWB High School

Additional Information

The race will start at 10:30pm. Event is a fun 5K Run as part of the Billy Bowleg festival in Ft Walton Beach. The awards and post race party will be held at the Liza Jackson Park, on HWY 98 just east of Wright Pkwy. The awards will be given out at midnight. Check http://www.nwftc.com for information and an entry form .

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Best Bet gets the "Best" Bikes

Best Bet Bikes of Fort Walton Beach already sells some of the most unique and innovative electric bikes in the world. In addition to their crazy etrikes and scooter style ebikes, this month they started carrying Pedego brand electric bicycles. These cool looking beach cruisers are the ultimate in style and luxury. Pedego ebikes offer the perfect mix between classic pedaling and modern throttle. You can catch the new bikes in action around the downtown area during the Billy Bowlegs festivities as owners Mike and Missy Graham demonstrate how fun they are. All of the Best Bet bike models will be on display in the Fountain Square store location Downtown next to Fokker's Sports Pub this weekend. For more info call 376-8554 or visit www.bestbetbikes.com

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Billy Bowlegs Schedule

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Preliminary Schedule

Thursday, June 2
3:00 – 6:00 pm - Pirate Walk in Downtown FWB (trick or treating, pirate style!)
Sponsored by the FWB Downtown Merchants
5:00- 7:00 pm Capt. Billy’s Block Party (Ferry Road between Highway 98 and1st Street).
Music by Sounding Rick
6:00 pm- Kid’s Costume Contest at Block Party behind Fired Up
6:30 pm- Pirate pet parade at 3 Dogs and a Chick (130 Miracle Strip Parkway, SE)
6:00 pm- Billy Bowlegs Pub Crawl. Dine and drink with the Krewe and other ne’er-do-wells.
Grog, grub, and goodies. (Call Fokker’s Sports Pub – 850-244-6666.)

Friday, June 3
3:00 pm- Festival Opens: Celebrate with the Bilge Pumps' Opening Ditty 'Welcome Aboard!' 
There will be pirate performers throughout the afternoon. Be sure to wander the Pirate 
Village for grub, grog, and goodies! (Main Stage)
4:00 pm- DJ Zoran with tunes for dancin' and singing' (Main Stage)
5:00 pm- "Act 4 Murder" (Main Stage)
5:30 pm- Rhode Island Pirate Players Pirate Trial (Main Stage)
6:15 pm- DJ Zoran (Main Stage)
7:30 pm- Reconnaissance Landing by Capt. Billy Bowlegs LVI & his Krewe. 
Best seats for the event are on the grassy knoll in front of the Main Stage. 
There will be ropes in front of the battlefield to protect onlookers from being shot in case weapons are drawn! All onlookers MUST stay behind the ropes.
7:50 pm- The Bilge Pumps (Main Stage)
8:30 pm- Fireworks at the Landing
8:50 pm (Approx.)- Movie on the Green: "Hook", Presented by Uptown Station. 
(Bring your lawn chairs or hammocks to spare your bum!)

Saturday, June 4
10:00 am- The Bilge Pumps open the day's festivites at the Main Stage
11:00 am- DJ Zoran (Main Stage)
11:30 am- High Steppers (Small Stage)
Noon- Rhode Island Pirate Players Pirate Trial (Main Stage)
12:45 pm- DJ Zoran (Main Stage)
2:00 pm- Kasba Dancers (Main Stage)
2:30 pm- The Bilge Pumps (Main Stage)
3:30 pm- DJ Zoran (Main Stage)
4:00 pm- Pirate Skirmish between Capt. Billy Bowlegs and Mayor Mike and the Militia.
 Best seats for the skirmish are on the grassy knoll in front of the Main Stage. 
There will be ropes in front of the battlefield to protect onlookers from being shot in case weapons are drawn! All onlookers MUST stay behind the ropes. Come see if Cap'n Billy can take control of our fair city or will the Mayor prevail with his Militia and new Pirate crew, the Pirates of the Emerald Coast?
4:30 pm- Rhode Island Pirate Players Pirate Trial (Main Stage)
7:00 - 9:00 pm- The Bilge Pumps (Main Stage)
9:00 pm- Festival Closes (See you next year!)

The Landing, 139 Brooks St. SE, Fort Walton Beach, FL

2011 Bowlegs Pub Crawl

3rd Annual Billy Bowlegs Pub Crawl 
June 2nd
Visit participating clubs &restaurants as pirates 
for grog, music, games & prizes. 
Beginning at 6 pm. 
Participating locations: Fokker's, The Block, Staff's, Coasters, KC's Sand Bar, and the Salty Duck. 
Shotgun Start at 6 
Prizes at The Block at 10. 
For more info, see http://www.fwbpubcrawl.com./