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Volunteers needed for long leaf pine restoration project at Grayton Beach State Park 8:00 am
Volunteers needed for long leaf pine restoration project at Grayton Beach State Park
Oct 31 @ 8:00 am – Nov 1 @ 4:00 pm
Local Eagle Scout candidate Clayton Didier is seeking volunteers to assist in a long leaf pine restoration project at Grayton Beach State Park Oct. 31 – Nov. 1. Clayton Didier is coordinating and looking for volunteers to achieve this large initiative to plant 1,500+ longleaf pines over 13 acres off CR 283 (across from Sherwin Williams Grayton Beach), just North of Oversee.  Scouts BSA Troop 562 is the local Boy Scout Troop in Santa Rosa Beach. This community event will be from 9 am – 4 pm.  Bring mask, work gloves, bug spray, clippers, pruners trimmers. Wear long pants. To sign up, go to https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D48AEAC29ABF5C52-clayton Any questions call Capt. Joe Didier at 727-224-6653.  
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Bike ride in South Walton 5:00 pm
Bike ride in South Walton
Nov 3 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join in on bike riding fun with the folks from Big Daddy’s Bike shop. Explore the trails in South Walton including the Point Washington State Forest. Every Wed. Call to confirm 850-622-1165 Meet at Big Daddy’s 2217 W, County Hwy. 30A, Santa Rosa Beach 32459
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Take a hike and learn about native plants as food and medicine every Wednesday at St. Andrews State Park 10:00 am
Take a hike and learn about native plants as food and medicine every Wednesday at St. Andrews State Park
Nov 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Enjoy a short hike and learn about native plants as food and medicine at St. Andrews State Park every Wednesday from 10 – 11 a.m. The hike is free with park admission. Meet at Gator Lake Trail Head for a 1 hour, 0.5 mile hike through the maritime hammock and explore the natural and cultural significance of many native plants. 4607 State Park Lane, Panama City, Florida 32408 (850) 233-5140 Admission Fee: $8.00 per vehicle. Limit 2-8 people per vehicle. $4.00 Single Occupant Vehicle ::MAP::
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Ranger-led nature hike at Camp Helen State Park 10:00 am
Ranger-led nature hike at Camp Helen State Park
Nov 5 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Enjoy a ranger-led nature hike at Camp Helen State Park on Thursday, Nov. 5 from 10 – 11 a.m. You will access the user-friendly trail system, learning about the flora and fauna found within our park and the larger ecosystem of the Florida Panhandle. This hike is great for all experience levels and requires moderate endurance. Meet at the visitor center. The Oak Canopy and North Trails have a combination of paved, sand and packed-earth terrain. Wear comfortable clothing and shoes, and bring water, sunscreen, bug repellent and your adventurous spirit. Park Fees There is an honor entrance station. The fee is $4.00 per vehicle and $1.00 per bicyclist or pedestrian. Click here for park website. Driving Directions Camp Helen is located at 23937 Panama City Beach Parkway, Panama City Beach, FL, just west of the Phillips Inlet bridge on the Bay County and Walton county line. The entrance is south of U.S. Hwy 98. ::MAP:: Event Essential Eligibility Criteria For more information, contact Scarlett Dunn at: scarlett.a.dunn@FloridaDEP.gov
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Seaside Farmers Market 10:00 am
Seaside Farmers Market
Nov 7 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Come and reap the benefits of purchasing locally grown food as local farmers and vendors offer their wares. Fresh eggs, vegetables and fruit, honey, breads, cookies, cheeses, milk, organic chickens and broth, handmade jewelry, soaps and more. Buying locally grown food benefits you and our community. Location
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Learn about cane syrup making in Chipley 8:00 am
Learn about cane syrup making in Chipley
Nov 7 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Maphis Nursery and Tree Farm is hosting an old fashioned cany syrup making event on Sat., Nov.  7, 2020 from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. Join in to see how cane syrup was made in the old days. Chew some cane, drink some juice, help feed the mill. It’s all in a good days fun and is free for you to attend. Cane syrup will be available afterwards for purchase. Maphis Nursery and Tree Farm is located at 814 Rattlebox Road, Chipley. For more information call (850) 638-8243.
History tour at Camp Helen State Park 10:00 am
History tour at Camp Helen State Park
Nov 7 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Enjoy a history tour of Camp Helen State Park from 10 – 11 a.m. on the first Saturday of the month. Join park staff and volunteers on a walk through the rich history of our park. Learn about the early indigenous people who occupied this land all the way through to the 1920s when the park was developed as a private residence for the Hicks family and later turned into a summer retreat for Avondale Textile mill employees and their families. Depending upon availability, there will be the opportunity to go inside historic structures. Wear comfortable shoes and clothing. Event Essential Eligibility Criteria For further questions, feel free to contact the office at Camp Helen at (850) 233-5059. Driving Directions Camp Helen is located at 23937 Panama City Beach Parkway, Panama City Beach, FL, just west of the Phillips Inlet bridge on the Bay County and Walton county line. The entrance is south of U.S. Hwy 98. ::MAP:: Park Fees There is an honor entrance station. The fee is $4.00 per vehicle and $1.00 per bicyclist or pedestrian. Click here for park website.
History tour first Sat. of month at Camp Helen State Park 10:00 am
History tour first Sat. of month at Camp Helen State Park
Nov 7 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Come learn the history of this beautiful park. Guided tours begin at the Visitor’s Center on the first Saturday of each month. The tour starts at 10 a.m. is free with $4 per car entrance fee into the park. For information call 850 233-5059. Driving Directions Camp Helen is located at 23937 Panama City Beach Parkway, Panama City Beach, FL, just west of the Phillips Inlet bridge on the Bay County and Walton county line. The entrance is south of U.S. Hwy 98. ::MAP:: Park Fees There is an honor entrance station. The fee is $4.00 per vehicle and $1.00 per bicyclist or pedestrian. Click here for park website.
History tour of Camp Helen State Park 10:00 am
History tour of Camp Helen State Park
Nov 7 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Enjoy a history tour of Camp Helen State Park from 10 – 11 a.m. on the first Saturday of the month. Park guests will have the opportunity to learn about how recreation has been a part of the park’s heritage for nearly 100 years. From the first hotel built along the bluffs overlooking Lake Powell in the 1920’s, to Camp Helen’s hey-day between 1945 and 1987 as a recreation camp for employees of Avondale Textile Mills, our park has been a source of ocean-front fun for decades! Plan to meet inside the Visitor Center prior to the tour and expect the tour to last approximately 45 minutes to an hour. The tour is free and open to the public, but visitors are expected to pay the park entrance fee upon entry to the park. For further questions, feel free to contact the office at Camp Helen at (850) 233-5059. Driving Directions Camp Helen is located at 23937 Panama City Beach Parkway, Panama City Beach, FL, just west of the Phillips Inlet bridge on the Bay County and Walton county line. The entrance is south of U.S. Hwy 98. ::MAP:: Park Fees There is an honor entrance station. The fee is[...]
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Bike ride in South Walton 5:00 pm
Bike ride in South Walton
Nov 10 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join in on bike riding fun with the folks from Big Daddy’s Bike shop. Explore the trails in South Walton including the Point Washington State Forest. Every Wed. Call to confirm 850-622-1165 Meet at Big Daddy’s 2217 W, County Hwy. 30A, Santa Rosa Beach 32459
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Take a hike and learn about native plants as food and medicine every Wednesday at St. Andrews State Park 10:00 am
Take a hike and learn about native plants as food and medicine every Wednesday at St. Andrews State Park
Nov 11 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Enjoy a short hike and learn about native plants as food and medicine at St. Andrews State Park every Wednesday from 10 – 11 a.m. The hike is free with park admission. Meet at Gator Lake Trail Head for a 1 hour, 0.5 mile hike through the maritime hammock and explore the natural and cultural significance of many native plants. 4607 State Park Lane, Panama City, Florida 32408 (850) 233-5140 Admission Fee: $8.00 per vehicle. Limit 2-8 people per vehicle. $4.00 Single Occupant Vehicle ::MAP::
Veterans Day ceremony in DeFuniak Springs 11:00 am
Veterans Day ceremony in DeFuniak Springs
Nov 11 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
The City of DeFuniak Springs City Council invites the public to attend the 15th annual Veterans Day Ceremony on Wednesday, November 11, 2020.  The ceremony will begin at 11:00 a.m. at the John V. Lawson Amphitheater in Chipley Park on Circle Drive. For safety precautions, Circle Drive will be closed at South 7th Street to the entrance of the former Gulf Power building between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 1 p.m. The public is encouraged to attend this ceremony to honor all who have served and all who are currently serving in our military.
Freeport Veterans Memorial celebration and unveiling in Freeport 2:00 pm
Freeport Veterans Memorial celebration and unveiling in Freeport
Nov 11 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
The unveiling of the final two Veteran memorials will be celebrated at 2 p.m. on Wed., Nov. 11 at Freeport Veterans Memorial at Casey Park. The event will celebrate a decade of memorials erected dedicated to veterans. The last two named Freedom Flame and The Grace Project, a tribute to women who serve in our armed forces. Freeport Veterans Memorial at Casey Park is located at 112 Hwy. 20 W, Freeport. For more information contact Tim Ard, project chair at (850) 585-3304.
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Seaside Farmers Market 10:00 am
Seaside Farmers Market
Nov 14 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Come and reap the benefits of purchasing locally grown food as local farmers and vendors offer their wares. Fresh eggs, vegetables and fruit, honey, breads, cookies, cheeses, milk, organic chickens and broth, handmade jewelry, soaps and more. Buying locally grown food benefits you and our community. Location
: Seaside
Bay County Audubon hosting bird walk at Conservation Park 7:30 am
Bay County Audubon hosting bird walk at Conservation Park
Nov 14 @ 7:30 am – 9:30 am
The Bay County Audubon is hosting a bird walk on Sat. Nov. 14 from 7:30 – 9:30 a.m. at Conservation Park in Panama City Beach. The park is located on Conservation Drive. Bring masks, snacks and drinks for yourself only. They also encourage you to bring your own optics. An easy walk of approximately 2.5 miles is required. Although the road is a dirt road, it is wide and wheelchair accessible. Meet in the parking area by the rest rooms. Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, our field trips will be adhering to recommended guidelines to prevent spread of the disease. If you are immunocompromised or have serious medical problems, you may not want to participate. If you have a fever, cough or other symptoms, please stay home. Masks are strongly recommended, at least for the first part of the trip where we gather to start our hike. You are advised to bring hand sanitizer and are asked not to share food, optics or other items. Our groups will consist of no more than 10 people. If we have more than that, we will break up into separate groups
Daffodil lecture in DeFuniak Springs 10:00 am
Daffodil lecture in DeFuniak Springs
Nov 14 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
On Sat., Nov.14, 2020 from 10 -11 a.m., Master Gardener Dara Dobson of 7 Pines Native Plant Nursery will host a free lecture on daffodils. The program will cover best cultivars for our warm climate, how to plant and how to maintain for years of enjoyment. There will be 10 types of bulbs available for purchase. Short Daffodil history Growth cycle, best planting practices Correct planting Depth and spacing Best cultivars for the south Planting in pots/demonstration Forcing bulbs 7 Pines Native Plant Nursery is located at 2365 County Hwy 192, DeFuniak Springs. Call 850-830-8996 or e-mail wildflowersmatter@7pinesranch.com
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Guided plant walk at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park 9:00 am
Guided plant walk at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park
Nov 16 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Join Topsail Hill Preserve State Park and Master Gardener Bill Kuenstler on the third Monday of each month from 9 – 11 a.m. for a guided plant stroll. Take a stroll through the park and the campground to explore the plants visible and to see what is in bloom. Please wear weather appropriate clothing and comfortable walking shoes as you’ll be walking on uneven terrain. This program is free with regular park admission. Driving Directions Located in Santa Rosa Beach, the park is located 1/4 south of U.S. Hwy 98 on western end of Scenic Hwy. 30A.  ::MAP: Park Fees Admission Fees –  $6.00 per vehicle (up to 8 people) – Scenic Hwy. 30A just north of U.S. Hwy. 98 Pedestrians, Bicyclists, Passengers in vehicles with holder of Annual Individual Entrance Permit – Admission Fee $2.00
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Bike ride in South Walton 5:00 pm
Bike ride in South Walton
Nov 17 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join in on bike riding fun with the folks from Big Daddy’s Bike shop. Explore the trails in South Walton including the Point Washington State Forest. Every Wed. Call to confirm 850-622-1165 Meet at Big Daddy’s 2217 W, County Hwy. 30A, Santa Rosa Beach 32459
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Take a hike and learn about native plants as food and medicine every Wednesday at St. Andrews State Park 10:00 am
Take a hike and learn about native plants as food and medicine every Wednesday at St. Andrews State Park
Nov 18 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Enjoy a short hike and learn about native plants as food and medicine at St. Andrews State Park every Wednesday from 10 – 11 a.m. The hike is free with park admission. Meet at Gator Lake Trail Head for a 1 hour, 0.5 mile hike through the maritime hammock and explore the natural and cultural significance of many native plants. 4607 State Park Lane, Panama City, Florida 32408 (850) 233-5140 Admission Fee: $8.00 per vehicle. Limit 2-8 people per vehicle. $4.00 Single Occupant Vehicle ::MAP::
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Seaside Farmers Market 10:00 am
Seaside Farmers Market
Nov 21 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Come and reap the benefits of purchasing locally grown food as local farmers and vendors offer their wares. Fresh eggs, vegetables and fruit, honey, breads, cookies, cheeses, milk, organic chickens and broth, handmade jewelry, soaps and more. Buying locally grown food benefits you and our community. Location
: Seaside
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Rosemary Beach Unleashed Dog Festival 2:00 pm
Rosemary Beach Unleashed Dog Festival
Nov 22 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Bring your 2 & 4-legged friends and family to the 10th Annual Rosemary Beach Unleashed Festival Sunday, November 22 – from 2 – 4 p.m. at St. Augustine Park, Rosemary Beach. There will be fun for everyone with a dog contest, music, silent auction, raffle and vendors. This event is free and open to the public. WESTMINSTER-STYLE DOG SHOW Medals awarded for best costumes, best tricks. $5 fee to enter your favorite canine If you wish to enter the dog contest, please pre-register here. Raffle – two chances to win. Purchase tickets here. Silent auction items include artwork, gift cards, gift baskets, dog treats and more.(All proceeds from the silent auction and raffle benefit Alaqua Animal Refuge ) *Rosemary Beach Unleashed benefits Rosemary Beach Foundation and their charitable partner, Alaqua Animal Refuge. Alaqua Animal Refuge is a no-kill facility founded in 2007 and located in Freeport, Florida.  Alaqua has placed more than 15,000 animals into loving homes and environments.
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Bike ride in South Walton 5:00 pm
Bike ride in South Walton
Nov 24 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join in on bike riding fun with the folks from Big Daddy’s Bike shop. Explore the trails in South Walton including the Point Washington State Forest. Every Wed. Call to confirm 850-622-1165 Meet at Big Daddy’s 2217 W, County Hwy. 30A, Santa Rosa Beach 32459
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Take a hike and learn about native plants as food and medicine every Wednesday at St. Andrews State Park 10:00 am
Take a hike and learn about native plants as food and medicine every Wednesday at St. Andrews State Park
Nov 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Enjoy a short hike and learn about native plants as food and medicine at St. Andrews State Park every Wednesday from 10 – 11 a.m. The hike is free with park admission. Meet at Gator Lake Trail Head for a 1 hour, 0.5 mile hike through the maritime hammock and explore the natural and cultural significance of many native plants. 4607 State Park Lane, Panama City, Florida 32408 (850) 233-5140 Admission Fee: $8.00 per vehicle. Limit 2-8 people per vehicle. $4.00 Single Occupant Vehicle ::MAP::
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Guided hike at Camp Helen State Park 10:00 am
Guided hike at Camp Helen State Park
Nov 26 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Join the park ranger on the last Thursday of the month for a Ranger-led trail hike from 10 – 11 a.m. Camp Helen is home to over 3 1/2 miles of trails that meander through nine different distinct natural communities. A park ranger will lead the group on different sections of the trail for approximately 45 minutes, sharing about the natural and cultural history of Camp Helen State Park. All ages and fitness levels are welcome! Plan to meet in the Visitor Center prior to this hike and be sure to bring water and proper sun/insect protection. Park entry fees are required, but there is no charge for this guided hike. Meet at the visitor center just prior to hike time. Driving Directions Camp Helen is located at 23937 Panama City Beach Parkway, Panama City Beach, FL, just west of the Phillips Inlet bridge on the Bay County and Walton county line. The entrance is south of U.S. Hwy 98. ::MAP:: Park Fees There is an honor entrance station. The fee is $4.00 per vehicle and $1.00 per bicyclist or pedestrian. Click here for park website. Camp Helen State Park 23937 Panama City Beach Parkway Panama City Beach, Florida 32413[...]
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Christmas Reflections in DeFuniak Springs 5:00 pm
Christmas Reflections in DeFuniak Springs
Nov 27 @ 5:00 pm – Dec 31 @ 9:00 pm
More than 10 million lights reflect on to the perfectly round spring-fed lake glowing in holiday splendor. Enjoy a holiday family tradition in DeFuniak Springs as Chipley Park lights up around the lakeyard with the annual Christmas Reflection displays. A variety of Victorian, animal and toy soldier cutouts, Santa’s workshop, and the grandfather clock ticking away are among the thousands of decorations which adorn Circle Drive. This event is orchestrated and hosted by the City of DeFuniak Springs. Reflections is held the day after Thanksgiving through New Year’s Eve nightly from 5 – 9 p.m.  Admission is $3 per person, $35 Season Pass (for 6 person/vehicle.) Free for children 6 and under and can be purchased at the entrance on Circle Drive and Live Oak Ave. Carriage rides will be offered by High Horse Farms and will be $10/person, free for children 3 and under. Fee is in addition to entry fee. Reservations not required, however call (850) 978-2999 for more information on dates they will be there. Directions: Take U.S. Hwy. 331 to DeFuniak Springs. Turn north on Live Oak Ave. and follow to the entrance of Christmas Reflections on Circle Drive. For more information contact DeFuniak City Hall[...]
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Seaside Farmers Market 10:00 am
Seaside Farmers Market
Nov 28 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Come and reap the benefits of purchasing locally grown food as local farmers and vendors offer their wares. Fresh eggs, vegetables and fruit, honey, breads, cookies, cheeses, milk, organic chickens and broth, handmade jewelry, soaps and more. Buying locally grown food benefits you and our community. Location
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Hometown Christmas fair in DeFuniak Springs 8:00 am
Hometown Christmas fair in DeFuniak Springs
Nov 28 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
The annual Hometown Christmas will be held Saturday, Nov. 28, from 8 am – 4 pm at the Walton County Fairgrounds on Highway 83 North in DeFuniak Springs. The annual shopping event brings thousands of holiday shoppers to historic DeFuniak Springs and features activities for children, food, entertainment, and hundreds of unique one-of-a-kind gifts for every taste. Free admission. For more information, call (850) 830-1661.
Merry Main Street festivities in DeFuniak Springs 12:00 pm
Merry Main Street festivities in DeFuniak Springs
Nov 28 @ 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Main Street DeFuniak Springs has announced its “Merry Main Street” schedule of events to begin on Small Business Saturday, November 28, 2020. Taking place every Saturday before Christmas in Historic Downtown DeFuniak Springs, events include in-store specials, visits with Santa & Mrs. Claus, photo opportunities with The Character Clubhouse, rides on the Choctaw Express Train and live holiday performances by local groups. For the support of its community and putting small businesses first, Main Street DeFuniak Springs has been designated a Neighborhood Champion by American Express. Kicking off on November 28 with Small Business Saturday, Shop Small® is a national movement encouraging customers to patronize locally owned and operated independent businesses. In-store specials begin at participating merchants including Enforcement Firearms, Fisher’s Pharmacy & Gifts, Katie Beth’s Boutique & Spa, Nook & Cranny Consignment, Soiree and Vault 46 as early as 10:00 a.m. Seasonal holiday hours are unique from business to business. Main Street’s Mistletoe Market on November 28 will take place from 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. outdoors on Baldwin Avenue between S. 7th and S. 8th St. Artisans will be selling a host of gift ideas, treats, and unique finds for this holiday season. Vendors interested in participating can[...]
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