WhenThu, March 10, 12pm – 1pm
WhereFort Walton Beach Library (map)
DescriptionMeetings will be held every first Thursday of the month from Noon to 1:00 p.m. in the meeting room. Bring a brown bag lunch, coffee and dessert will be served. We hope you can join us for a fun and interesting discussion of mystery books! If you have any questions, please call me at (850) 833-9590 ext. 227 March 10 (2nd Thursday) The Shanghai Moon by S.J. Rozan April 7 A Darker Domain by Cal McDermid May 5 Life Sentences by Laura Lippman June 2 The Poet by Michael Connelly July No book club August 4 Outfoxed by Rita Mae Brown September 1 Heat Wave by Richard Castle October 6 What the Night Knows by Dean Koontz November 3 Shantaram by Gregory Robert Davis December 1 Any Holiday Mystery! 185 Miracle Strip Parkway, SE Fort Walton Beach, Florida 32548 The Library is located in downtown Fort Walton Beach near Eglin Parkway. Parking is located on First Street. firstname.lastname@example.org (850) 833-9590 Director: Tricia Gould Adult Services Librarian: Jennifer Kepple Children's Libarian: Nancy Cardinal Hours: Monday: 10-8 Tuesday: 10-6 Wednesday: 10-6 Thursday: 10-6 Friday: 10-5 Saturday: 10-4 Sunday: Closed http://www.fwb.
org/index.php/l ibrary-mainmenu -134.html
12:00am - 3:00am
The Art Lair, Fountain Square
Survivor Photography - The Basics
* Open to all photographers
* 8 photographers will be juried in from all the entries
* Each week, the photographers will be given an assignment
* Competition will be judged by three judges
* 2 photographers will be eliminated each week
* All judging sessions will be filmed for the NWFLAA website
* Winning photographer is awarded a solo show and a year membership to the Northwest Florida Arts Association Application Deadline: Thursday, March 10, 2011
Notification: Thursday, March 17, 2011
Solo Show Reception: Friday, June 17, 2011 at the Art Lair, Fountain Square, Fort Walton Beach Entry Fee: NWFLAA Members $25, Non Members $35 Download Rules & Entry Form www.nwflaa.com
Thursday, March 10
6:00pm - 9:00pm
180-1 Miracle Strip Pkwy
Fort Walton Beach, FL
Please join us for a night out complete with wine, food from local downtown restaurants,tons offantastic door prizes,jewelry,massages and lots more............850-315-1010
Check Out Laurie & Roger's New Store next to Cinema Plus!
Carolina Cigars is expanding! We have a great new location at 180-1 Miracle Strip Parkway! We will still be offering our fantastic homemade cigars, but the expansion has also made us very excited to offer a cheese & chocolate selection!
Thursdays @ Fokkers
FREE TASTINGS OF
CRAFT BEERS & WINE
@ BEACH LIQUORS
Every Friday 5PM-7PM!
At The Paradise Plaza next to Brooks Bridge
FORT WALTON BEACH, FL 32548 -
Garry James Bottleneck Blues
Friday & Saturday @ Fokker's Pub
Studio Dance Party
We have Studio Dance Parties at least 2 times each month.....not only are they so much fun...they are also an opportunity to meet and connect with people who have a similar hobby.
The environment is different than a private lesson and very different from a club. Although the lights are dimmed and there are alot more people, you also have the opportunity to practice with your instructors in a social setting. We play music representing all the dances we teach here, from Salsa to Tango.....from Swing to Waltz...and announce what your dance choices are as each is played....so it's still a teaching environment, but in a social setting...a stepping stone for some...a personal, private club for others.
We serve wine and beer, complimentary, in case you'd like to have a glass or two :)
What to wear: Anything from nice jeans and shirt/top to nice dress or slacks
Hours: 2 Fridays each month from 8 pm - 10 pm
How Much: $20/person or $30/couple at the door (If you attend the parties regularly, we also have a 5 party discount package available) ... The cover charge not only helps cover expenses, but also helps ensure quality attendees ... always a good thing. Only people that really want to be here are here...so the environment is positive and energetic and all contribute to a fun evening for everyone.
226 SE Miracle Strip PkwyFort Walton Beach, FL, 32548
Mon - Wed: 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thurs: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Fri: 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
We are a cozy yet professional dance studio. We'll help you feel comfortable very quickly and get you started on the highly addictive hobby of ballroom, salsa, latin and swing dancing...prepare to have fun and meet lots of down to earth people.
Our focus is primarily in private dance instruction for adults.
All levels...love beginners!! ... also people with 2 left feet :)
We promote social dancing and all the benefits that go with it, but can coach you for the competitive dance floor as well.
Dance Party information under "Notes"
Web Design Workshop
Instructor – Todd Stevenson
Topics Covered – Basic HTML code, Design & Build a website
What to Bring – A laptop with Dreamweaver already installed. Download a demo copy of Dreamweaver from
Adobe if you don’t have your own copy. Please make sure Dreamweaver is already installed before attending. As an alternative to Dreamweaver, you can use Text Edit on a Mac or Notepad on a PC.
Tuition – NWFLAA Members $30, Non Members $40
Date – Saturday, March 12 – 10am-2pm
Saturday, March 12
1:00pm - 4:00pm
3 Dogs And A Chick
130 Miracle Strip Pkwy SE
Join 3 Dogs & a Chick Saturday, March 12th at 1pm for a doggie social celebrating our new digs! We're proud of our expanded shop and want to celebrate with you and your doggies!
Underdogs Rescue will be in attendance with some adoptable dogs who are looking for a new home of their own.
Our new shop is located right next door to our old shop - you can park right out front or we have parking in the back as well.
We hope to see you there!
Cinderella's Tea PartyMarch 13, 2011 at 2:00 pm
- Northwest Florida Ballet
- (Downtown Fort Walton Beach)
- Tickets $20 per Princess
- (12 & under)
All the little girls in the kingdom are invited to come dressed in their very best princess attire and experience a magical afternoon of fairytale enchantments. Every girl will be treated like royalty and receive her own tiara, a whimsical face painting creation by Abrakadoodle artists, a visit from Cinderella and her attendants, and so much more. Special tea will be served in real tea cups with delectable delights from Addona’s Bakery and Café in a grand setting elegantly decorated by Barefoot Weddings.
Tickets on sale February 7th. Call the NFB office at (850) 664-7787.
WhenSun, March 13, 6pm – 7pm
WhereThe Landing on Brooks Street (map)
Fokker's - Christian and James
Fokker's- CJ Peake
Bangkok house Jazz- Toni Drago & Friends
Fokker's- Garry James Downstairs & Karaoke Upstairs
KC's Sandbar- http://kcsfwb.com/events.html
Fokker's - Garry James
KC's Sandbar - http://kcsfwb.com/events.html
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
Christian and James
Specializing in Songs You Remember and Songs You Love
Join us for fun, dancing, laughter, and lots of singing.
Wednesday is also Spaghetti night at FOKKER'S PUB
So grab the family, listen to live music and enjoy ALL YOU CAN EAT Spaghetti, Meatballs, and Salad Bar!!
Start at 4pm with HAPPY HOUR!!!
Merchants Ladies Night
Every 2nd Thursday
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: email@example.com , The Closet Swap, 222A Miracle Strip Parkway 850-226-7763.
Click Here for Downtown Menus:
The Fort Walton Beach Library invites the public to enjoy the artwork of two local digital photo artists, Linda Carr and Bernadette Sims during February and March. The two longtime friends are both award winning photographers and are well-known for their involvement in civic, artistic and non-profit organizations in Northwest Florida. Their photography work covers a wide variety of subjects including landscape, flowers, people and architecture.
The library is located at 185 Miracle Strip Parkway, in downtown Fort Walton Beach at the corner of Eglin Parkway. Parking is on First Street to the North and Ferry Road to the East. Call 833-9590 for additional information. Contact: Jennifer Kepple, Adult Services Librarian.
Fort Walton Beach Library
1st & 3rd
Tuesdays at 10 am
March 15–Happy St. Patrick's Day!
Carpet Surfers ages 0-2
1st & 3rd Thursdays at 10 am
March 3—Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!
March 17– Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
Don’t forget to wear GREEN
The READ Program
will be on March 12
Please sign up or call 833-9590.
Stealing Picasso Gallery Show
Art Lair @ The Fountain Square
Open : Tuesday - Friday 3-6pm
Saturday: During Class times
Open : Tuesday - Friday 3-6pm
Saturday: During Class times
The purpose of this art association is to get everyone involved in the arts, in some way or another. We want the art group to be interactive.
We want the website to be interactive. We want to inspire creative thinking. So join us in what hopes to be an exciting, creative ride into the unknown.
The goal of the Northwest Florida Arts Association is to bring a fresh venue for the artists of Northwest Florida to network, collaborate,teach, and exhibit their work. We hope to enrich our community by providing opportunities for creative and personal growth to artists in all media types. Also, we hope to educate the public regarding art in all of its forms as well as encourage the public to join
us in classes,demonstrations, workshops, and lectures on a variety of art topics.Contact – firstname.lastname@example.org
March's Book Selection
Meeting - March 31, 2011 @6pm
The Ten-Cent Plague
by David Hajdu
Barnes & Noble – $11.29
Brief Synopsis –”This meticulous exploration into comics and the censorship campaigns of the late 1940s and 1950s....a complicated and controversial history interlacing public opinion and “research” on the effects of comics....many of the writers and artists from that period were unable to work again in the comics business after the crackdown.”
Barnes & Noble has an online coupon for 5% off a single purchase. Use code W9D3B7F
Book Group meets on the last Thursday of every month at 6pm at the Art Lair, Fountain Square, Fort Walton Beach.
2011 GALLERY SHOWS
Stealing Picasso - Feb 18-March 12
Retro Photo - March 18-April 9
Kite Show - April 15-May7
Stuck in Monochrome - May 13-June 11
Survivor Photography Winner - June 17-July 9
Can you Dig It? - July 15-August 6
Technomania - August 12-Sept 2
Clowns, Clowns, & More Clowns! - Sept 9-Oct 1
Graffiti - Oct 7-Oct 29
In Your Dreams - Nov 4-Dec 3
Video Rewind - Dec 9 - Dec 31
Passage | February 12th - April 10th, 2011
“Passage” features a photo collection reflecting the artist’s view of the simple details in a complex world.
Jennifer Diaz’s exhibition focuses on the passage of time in relation to simple items often overlooked, due to life’s distractions. Her focus on minute details along with the method in which she chooses to frame her subject matter, gives her audience a micro and fragmented view. This leaves viewers wondering and imagining what makes up the rest of the scene. Jennifer’s work also shows us the beauty of change resulting from natural decomposition. Example pieces include: a water droplet falling from an aged faucet and an air conditioner slowly consumed by the progressive growth of petals and vines. The intrigue of Jennifer’s work lies in her perception of mundane and, some might say, unsightly objects. Jennifer says of her work, “I shine a light on natural beauty and detailed complexity that others may not be able to see.”
While Jennifer’s works are derived from her personal experiences of growing up in Miami, caring for her ailing grandfather, and most recently her travels as a member of the United States Air Force, they are also open to individual interpretation.
SHOTS FOR A GOOD CAUSE!
Less than a year after enlisting in the Air Force, Jennifer’s grandfather, Beni, passed away. Although challenged with Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Beni always laughed and joked as if the debilitating effects of MS did not exist. Not a day goes by where Jennifer isn’t thinking of Beni and his spirit of strength and humor. She continues to remember him through her photography. Every shot taken is an opportunity to help others challenged with MS. In memory of Benigno Q. Diaz, the artist’s profits are donated to the National MS Society, North Florida Chapter.
FULL CIRCLE GALLERY
TUE. - SAT.
11AM - 6PM
1PM - 5PM
29B SE EGLIN PARKWAY
FORT WALTON BEACH, FL 32548
10AM - 2PM AARP TAX AIDE - WALK-INS ONLYWHERE: FORT WALTON BEACH LIBRARYTHE LIBRARY IS LOCATED IN DOWNTOWN FORT WALTONBEACH NEAR EGLIN PARKWAY. PARKING IS LOCATED ON FIRST STREET.LIBRARY@FWB.ORG
HOURS:MONDAY: 10-8 TUESDAY: 10-6WEDNESDAY: 10-6 THURSDAY: 10-6 FRIDAY: 10-5SATURDAY: 10-4 SUNDAY: CLOSED
Carolina Cigars is expanding! We have a great new location at 180-1 Miracle Strip Parkway! We will still be offering our fantastic homemade cigars, but the expansion has also made us very excited to offer a cheese & chocolate selection! We will have more details available soon!
Our opening date is March 4, 2011!!! See you then!
Roger & Laurie
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
Featuring Handmade Jewels, Earth Apparel, Peruvian Hand Work and Local Art
Artesano Jewels honors 15% Discount Every Tuesday for Military and Dependants.
Fluid Surf Shop offers Military 10%
off everything except boards everyday!
“SHANGRI-LA Vintage Boutique” is an Eclectic Boutique of Extraordinarily Electric & Jazzy Flamboyance! – Vintage clothes & accessories for men & women – Come get your funk on where “All you need is Love” - 124 Miracle Strip Pkwy in historic downtown Fort Walton Beach FL (850) 862-4588.
Buccaneer Gift Shop
Mullhollow’s Bistro 215
$1.00 gumbo all day Fridays......free wifi
Adonna’s Bakery and Cafe
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!
Pitchers of beer for $5 on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.
Admission: $3 for Adults
$2 for Children (3-12) and Senior Citizens (65&up)
$2 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.
10% Military Discount Every Day on Food Purchases
Monda: $5 OFF Large Big Fokker or
Large Mother Fokker
Large Mother Fokker
Tuesday: Ladies Night-
Buy One Get One Free
Wednesday: $8.00 All You Can Eat Spaghetti and Meat Balls with Salad Bar. 4-8pm
Live Music by Christian and James 6-9pm
Thursday: $.39 Wings 4-8pm
Live Music CJ- PEAKE 6-10pm
Friday: Live Music by Garry James 7-11pm
Karaoke with Simon and Laura Upstairs 8-Midnight
Saturday: Live Music by Garry James 7-11pm
Sunday: Buy One Get One Free Domestic Beer
$5.00 Large Cheese Pizza
Texas Hold 'Um Poker 1pm
Sunday: Buy One Get One Free Domestic Beer
$5.00 Large Cheese Pizza
Texas Hold 'Um Poker 1pm
- Sunday - $2.00 Mimosa's & Champagne, $6.00 Domestic Pitchers, $11.00 Domestic Buckets and FREE Pool!!!
- Monday- is SIN Night at Coasters $1.00 off Drinks, $1.00 Shooters and FREE Pool all night long. Plus dont forget its Happy Hour ALL DAY LONG!!!!!
- Tuesday - FREE Pool all DAY long. Plus don't forget its Happy Hour ALL DAY LONG!!!!
- Wednesday - $2.50 Well Drinks and Free Pool!!! ALSO!!! Apple Pie Shooters are back! Come get one or maybe two. They are so tasty!!!!
- Thursday - $3.00 Crafts and Imports and Free Pool!!
Sue’s Desserts and More
Location: 2020 Ferry Road SE, Fort Walton Beach
Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Handicap accessibility: good
Children’s menu: regular menu items are appropriate for children
Reservations: not necessary
Breakfast, $1.59 - $5.99
Salads and Sandwiches, $2.99 - $4.99
Filipino dishes, $1.39 - $7.99
Payment: credit cards
Membership Levels & Benefits
The Northwest Florida Arts Association is a non-profit corporation. Membership is open to all who share an interest in the arts.
Individual Membership — $25
- Discounts on all events, including workshops and classes
- Special Members Only features on website
- Members Only Art Exhibits and Contests
- Membership Package
- Website Link to Member’s Website
Family Membership — $35
- Same Benefits as Individual Membership, but for two people
Student Membership — Free
- Same Benefits as Individual Membership
- Membership Package slightly different than Individual Package
- (Students must be currently enrolled in High School or College with valid student ID. College Students up to the age of 22.)
Click Here to Download Membership Application:
Memberships are renewable annually.
Please contact us with any membership questions:
184 Miracle Strip Pkwy SE Unit 2
Fort Walton Beach,
Hugs and Hissyfits Children's Boutique offers you the best in children's boutique clothing for girls and boys. Clothing by designers such as: Little Mass, Miss Me, Mimi and Maggie,
Bailey Boys, Baby Nay, Aurluz, Kissy Kissy, and Haven Girl. We also offer great infant and child gifts by Mud Pie, Stephen Joseph, Trumpette, and Two's Company. Voted "Best Children's Boutique on the Emerald Coast" 7 years in a row. Fabulous new arrivals for spring.
Liz Fashions...Where flirty and elegant come together for swimwear, fashion and fun!
184 Miracle Strip Pkwy SE Suite 2
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
Liz Fashions is pleased to offer you a wonderful selection of ladies swimwear, sportswear and accessories.
Store hours will be 10:00 -5:30.
Closed on Sundays & Mondays
Elizabeth (Liz) Jones, Owner, has always wanted to open a store downtown in Fort Walton Beach. She just couldn't pass up the recent opportunity to open her new store in a town she truly loves. Liz is no stranger to retail and has two other stores in Seagrove Beach (Liz Fashions & Bummin' the Sun).
You will always be welcomed with a smile!
The City of Fort Walton Beach Heritage Park and Cultural Center (HPCC) invite you to be a part of “Hometown History Saturdays.” On the first Saturday of each month the museums of HPCC especially welcome locals. Visitors who can show a driver’s license with a Fort Walton Beach address will receive admission at a reduced rate of $3.00 for adults and $2.00 for children.
The museums of HPCC include the Indian Temple Mound Museum (open Saturdays from 10:00am to 4:30pm); the Camp Walton Schoolhouse and the Garnier Post Office Museums (open Saturdays from 1:00-3:00pm). This reduced admission is paid at the Indian Temple Mound Museum and will allow entrance to all three museums. The reduced rate will not apply to educational programs taking place on Saturdays.
In conjunction with this program, Friends of the Museums, Inc. will have a drawing to award an honorary Friends membership each month. Friends of the Museums provide financial and volunteer commitment in support of programming and operations at HPCC. Benefits of membership include advanced invitations to programs and activities, museum store discounts and reduced museum admission rates.
Heritage Park and Cultural Center is located at 139 SE Miracle Strip Parkway and is open 6 days a week. For current hours or additional information please contact museum staff at 850.833.9595.
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!
WhenSun, March 20, 10am – 4pm
WhereHeritage Park & Cultural Center (map)
DescriptionCommunity Archaeological Dig Saturday, February 27, 2010, 10:00am - 04:00pm 10 am to 4 pm Community Dig About: The City of Fort Walton Beach Heritage Park & Cultural Center is the flagship of the Indian Temple Mound Museum, Camp Walton Schoolhouse Museum, Garnier Post Office Museum, and the Fort Walton Temple Mound. Heritage Park and Cultural Center is located at 139 SE Miracle Strip Parkway and is open 6 days a week. For current hours or additional information please contact museum staff at 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.
Due to popular demand, beginning February 10 we will be open on Thursdays from 1:00 to 6:00 so you can come visit after-school or on early release days.
We have rescheduled the Run 4 Science for Saturday April 16th! You may register online at www.run4science.com. Hope to see you all there.
2 for 1 admission. Free admission for one person, of the lesser value,
with one full price admission.
Last Sunday of Every Month!
Emerald Coast Science Center
139 Brooks Street
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
Hours of Operation
Tuesday - Friday 9:00 - 2:00
Saturday - 9:00 - 4:00
Sunday 12:00 - 4:00
The Emerald Coast Science Center is open year-round, but is closed on most major holidays.
Presented by The Breakers