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Wednesday, March 2, 2011

This Week Downtown and More!

Christian and James
Wednesday @Fokkers
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!!!

Style-Vice @ The Closet Swap
Thursday, March 3 
5:00pm - 8:00pm
You know that shirt that looks so cute on the hanger in your closet? The shoes that you HAD to have? The Pants that you KNOW you will need some day? You know you have all these great, or you think they are great pieces, but you have NO idea how or when or where you should wear them? I am giving you my advice on how to mix and match, what to wear and What NOT to wear! Bring in your "problem" pieces out of your own closet on March 10th, Thursday, from 5-8pm and I will help a sister out!
We will have WINE, of Course! Cheese and Crackers and an onsight Hairstylist to help you with ideas for your new "SPRING DO!"
We will also have a Norwex consultant to get your house sparkling clean without any chemicals or harmful toxins!
Bring your sisters, your mothers and your Friends!

CJ Peake 
Thursdays @ Fokkers

Toni Drago & Friends - Thursday Nights @ Bangkok House

Toni is Back at the Bangkok House on Thursday Nights!
Bangkok House Thai Restaurant
201 Ferry Road
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548

Hugs and Hissyfits Sidewalk Sale
March 3rd - March5th
March 3rd and 4th 8:30 - 5 in back parking lot
March 5th inside store 10-5
Fantastic deals...come check it out!

184 Miracle Strip Pkwy SE Unit 2 

Fort Walton Beach,

Fl 32548
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 Grand Opening
Liz Fashions...Where flirty and elegant come together for swimwear, fashion and fun!
Phone: 850-200-4544
184 Miracle Strip Pkwy SE Suite 2
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
We are ready to open our doors in celebration of our Grand Opening Friday, March 4th! We hope to see you there for this exciting event!  Liz Fashions is pleased to offer you a wonderful selection of ladies swimwear, sportswear and accessories. Liz is going to have a sidewalk sale as well Thursday, Friday and Saturday (yes, along with Grand Opening!)

Beginning March 1st, our store hours will be 
10:00 -5:30.
Closed on Sundays & Mondays
About Liz 
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!

Civil War Speaker Series: March 4th

Civil War Speaker Series:

“Asboth’s 1864 Northwest Florida Raid”
The City of Fort Walton Beach Heritage Park & Cultural Center will host a free public speaker series in honor of the upcoming 150th anniversary of the American Civil War. The Civil War was the deadliest conflict the United States has ever waged in terms of American lives lost. It remains one of the most important historical events in the history of the United States and changed the country forever.

The next upcoming lecture will feature Dale Cox on March 4th, 2011 at 1:00 PM. Mr. Cox’s talk is titled “Asboth’s 1864 Northwest Florida Raid” and will be held inside the Indian Temple Mound Museum.

Dale Cox is a writer and historian. He has written numerous historical books about local history and Civil War battles. Some of his books include “The Battle of Natural Bridge, Florida,” “The Battle of Marianna, Florida,” and “The Battle of Massard Prairie.”

This speaker series was made possible through the partnership of Heritage Park and Cultural Center, Florida Public Archaeology Network, National Park Service, Friends of the Museums, INC. and the University of West Florida.

Heritage Park & Cultural Center is located at 139 Miracle Strip Parkway SE. For more information, contact Museum Program Coordinator Mike Thomin at (850) 833-9595. The City of Fort Walton Beach Heritage Park & Cultural Center is a cultural services division of the City and is committed to providing area historical educational programming.

Every Friday  5PM-7PM!
At The Paradise Plaza next to Brooks Bridge
(850) 244-8191

Sip and Spin @ Full Circle Gallery

Sip & Spin @ 
Full Circle Gallery
1st Friday and 3rd Saturday of each month
6:00 - 8:00 pm
Bring a friend and a bottle of wine. Relax and try your hand at pottery- no experience necessary. Everybody gets the chance to make at least one pot!

Sip and spin is a fun time to socialize and see if pottery is something you are really interested in.

Pottery is a multiple step project. You will create a piece or two during your first session. To complete the project you will need to sign up for another session to glaze your work. You can finish your piece by signing up for another Sip & Spin session, or by registering for Personalized Study in Clay.
Stop by the gallery or call 850-362-8041 to register.

See www.fullcirclefwb.com for current schedule!

Full Circle Gallery
75% off all seconds at the Full Circle Gallery thru March 11th. Stop in for a great deal on some fun pottery!

Garry James Bottleneck Blues
Friday & Saturday @ Fokker's Pub
James is a guitarist, singer, and harmonica blower of tremendous force, as his readings of both blues classics and more contemporary singer-songwriter material like Neil Young’s “Hey Hey My My (Out of the Blue)” demonstrate. He doesn’t work from a set list, but he will do songs the crowds want to hear—in his own style

Mosaic Bird Bath Work Shop March 5th

mosaic complete

Can you hear the birds singing as you go out into your yards? With spring in the air, what better time to make a great mosaic bird bath. This workshop is going to be loads of fun! All you have to do is show up , and the NWFLAA will provide everything, including lunch. Do plan on spending most of the day at the Art Lair, we will do the mosaic in the morning and as it dries we will have lunch and then return to grout the piece. I do need to know how many people are interested in taking the workshop, in order to have enough materials for everyone. The bird bath makes a great focal point for any landscape. Hope to see you Saturday, March 5th. Click here to register.

HPCC to host Hometown History Saturdays

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.

The Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge’s  Annual Wine and Cheese Reception
Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge

Wine and Cheese Reception
FORT WALTON BEACH – The Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge’s annual Wine and Cheese Reception will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. March 6 at the Magnolia Grill, 157 Brooks St SE. Meet and greet live animal ambassadors and participate in a silent auction. Tickets are $15 and can be at 650-1880 or through the Facebook page.

The Fort Walton Beach Eat Local Group 
is meeting at the Art Lair on 
Tuesday, March 8 · 5:30pm - 9:00pm.   
This event is hosted by Artesano Jewels and 
If you are concerned about where your food comes from and how it is grown then come and join the group.  The potluck dinner is at 5:30 pm and the movie is at 6:30.  Come for one or both, whatever is best for you.  If joining the potluck, our goal is to eat local so bear that in mind when choosing what to bring.  Below is a synopsis of the movie we will be viewing.
This enormously powerful film, The World According to Monsanto chronicles Monsanto’s controversial past: A history that combines some of the most toxic products ever sold with misleading reports, pressure tactics, collusion, and attempted corruption. They now race to genetically engineer (and patent) the world’s food supply, a frightening strategy which profoundly threatens our health, environment, and economy. Exposing secret documents with first-hand accounts by victims, scientists, and politicians, this widely praised film exposes why Monsanto has become the world’s poster child for malignant corporate influence in government and technology. How have our leaders come to see support for such jury-rigged systems – systems that mask and disperse responsibility, while simultaneously spreading and intensifying risk – as somehow in the national interest?…
Live Music and Entertainment
Wednesday -
Fokker's - Christian and James

Thursday -
Fokker's- CJ Peake
Bangkok house Jazz- Toni Drago & Friends

Friday -
Fokker's- Garry James Downstairs & Karaoke Upstairs
KC's Sandbar- http://kcsfwb.com/events.html

Saturday -
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 

Merchants Ladies Night
Every 2nd Thursday
A Free night for the ladies featuring fitness, wine, food, special discounts and fun!

The Downtown Merchants of Historic Fort Walton Beach, Florida invite you every 3rd Friday to “Downtown Art Walk” to view local works of art at participating stores and enjoy live music from 5:30pm-8:30pm. Complimentary beverages and hors d’ oeuvres are served by most merchants. For more information, contact Tara Wesley at: theclosetswap@gmail.com , The Closet Swap, 222A Miracle Strip Parkway 850-226-7763.

Click Here for Downtown Menus: http://downtownfwb.blogspot.com/p/menus.html

Library Art Display for March 2011

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 
Kid's Activities
Ages 3-6
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 
from 10-12noon. 
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
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 – nwflaa@gmail.com

March's Book Selection
Meeting - March 31, 2011 @6pm

The Ten-Cent Plague
by David Hajdu  
Paperback, 464pp
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.


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


Promo flyer for the Passage exhibit by Jennifer Diaz at Full Circle Gallery in Fort Walton Beach, FL.
Photographer Jennifer Diaz presents her solo show “Passage” on February 12 - April 10, 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.
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.

11AM - 6PM
1PM - 5PM

10am - 2pm AARP Tax Aide - Walk-ins only
Where: Fort Walton Beach Library
The Library is located in downtown Fort Walton
Beach near Eglin Parkway. Parking is located on First Street.

(850) 833-9590

Monday: 10-8 Tuesday: 10-6
Wednesday: 10-6 Thursday: 10-6 Friday: 10-5
Saturday: 10-4 Sunday: Closed


Be sure and stop by to check out their new location!

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!

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!

Cinama Plus
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
General Info.
Cinema Plus opens to sell tickets approximately 30 minutes before the start of the show.
Food orders are taken at the table, so you can skip the lines at the concession stand.

10% Military Discount Every Day on Food Purchases
Monda: $5 OFF Large Big Fokker or
Large Mother Fokker

Tuesday: Ladies Night- 
Buy One Get One Free
 7pm- Close

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 - $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
Telephone: 243-6780
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
Price range:
Breakfast, $1.59 - $5.99
Salads and Sandwiches, $2.99 - $4.99
Filipino dishes, $1.39 - $7.99
Buffet, $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
  • E-newsletter
  • 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: 
Membership Application PDF
Memberships are renewable annually.
Please contact us with any membership questions:


Cinderella's Tea Party

  • March 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 CafĂ© in a grand setting elegantly decorated by Barefoot Weddings.

  • Tickets on sale February 7th. Call the NFB office at (850) 664-7787.

2011 St.Patrick's Day Pub Crawl

Join us for the 3rd Annual 
St. Patrick's Day Pub Crawl 
Downtown Fort Walton Beach.
Grand Prize: Kayak from 
Liquid Surf & Sail

More Details Coming Soon!

Downtown Art Walk Spring Kick Off - March 18th

Downtown Fort Walton Beach Merchants Association is sponsoring an “Art Walk”, art contest and their annual “SPRING KICK OFF PARTY” on Friday March 18th. Their will be bands playing at various locations, artist selling their art, wine tastings and fun for the entire family throughout the downtown area. Art Walk & art contest info contact: Tara Wesley 226-7763


HPCC Hosts PBS P.O.V. Film
The City of Fort Walton Beach Heritage Park and Cultural Center will host a screening of the P.B.S. documentary film “In the Light of Reverence” by filmmakers Christopher Mcleod and Malinda Maynor. This event will be held on Friday, March 18th 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 in collaboration with P.O.V., a PBS’ award-winning nonfiction film series.  The screening is part of a free program of film screenings and artist discussions titled P.O.V. Film Screening and Event Series hosted by Heritage Park and Full Circle Art Gallery.
Film Synopsis: Devils Tower. The Four Corners. Mount Shasta. All places of extraordinary beauty — and impassioned controversy — as Indians and non-Indians struggle to co-exist with very different ideas about how the land should be used. For Native Americans, the land is sacred and akin to the world's greatest cathedrals. For others, the land should be used for industry and recreation. Narrated by Peter Coyote and Tantoo Cardinal (Metis), In the Light of Reverence is a beautifully rendered account of the struggles of the Lakota in the Black Hills, the Hopi in Arizona and the Wintu in California to protect their sacred sites. An Independent Television Service (ITVS) & Native American Public Telecommunications (NAPT) Co-presentation and a Television Race Initiative (TRI) Selection.
POV (a cinema term for "point of view") is television's longest-running showcase for independent non-fiction films. POV premieres 14-16 of the best, boldest and most innovative programs every year on PBS. Since 1988, POV has presented over 275 films to public television audiences across the country. POV films are known for their intimacy, their unforgettable storytelling and their timeliness, putting a human face on contemporary social issues.
Heritage Park & Cultural Center is located at 139 Miracle Strip Parkway SE.  Museum operating hours for the fall are 12:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on 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.

2 for 1 Sunday @ Emerald Coast Science Center

Run 4 Science- April 16th

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
Voice: 850.664.1261
Fax: 850.664.6862
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.

Musical Echoes Flute & Cultural Event

Presented by The Breakers
Musical Echoes American Indian Flute Festival, Nation of Change, Native Indian Music Festival
To make the Gulf Coast's emerald green waters come alive with musical echoes from the past and present; to create a marketplace that focuses on the arts and crafts of our forefathers; and to enable a gathering of old and new friends.
Come interact with Native American Artists and Craftsmen as they demonstrate their art and sell their wares. Listen as they perfrom live to share their timeless music.

Call to Artists - Fire and Earth: 2011 Coastal Pottery Expo

HPCC Call To Artists for 3rd Annual
Fire and Earth: 2011 Coastal Pottery Expo

The City of Fort Walton Beach Heritage Park & Cultural Center announces its “First Call” to all potters and ceramic artists who would like to participate in the third annual pottery exposition event titled Fire and Earth: 2011 Coastal Pottery Expo. The event is scheduled on Saturday, April 30th, 2011 from10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on the grounds of Heritage Park and Cultural Center. Booth fees for artists are $40.00 per 10 ft. X 10 ft. space. Space is limited.
Artists interested in participating can stop by the Indian Temple Mound Museum or Full Circle Art Gallery in Fort Walton Beach and pick up an application, or call to have an application faxed or mailed to their email or postal address.
Fire and Earth will celebrate the ancient art form of ceramics and pottery by featuring all forms, genres, mediums, and styles created by potters and ceramic artistans throughout the Gulf Coast region.
Potters and ceramic artists will display, sell, educate and share their work with the public on the museum grounds throughout the day. Also, during this event students that submit their work to the Pottery Youth Art Competition will display their work and will be awarded placement throughout the day. Additionally, several demonstrations on pottery will take place throughout the day.
Heritage Park & Cultural Center is located at 139 Miracle Strip Parkway SE. For further information please contact Programming Coordinator Mike Thomin at 850.833.9595 or FAX 850.833.9675. Fully Circle Gallery is located at 29b SE Eglin Parkway.
The City of Fort Walton Beach Heritage Park & Cultural Center is a cultural services division of the City and is committed to providing area historical educational programming.

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.

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!

The Closet Swap - 15% off on Tuesdays

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

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.  


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