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Master Gardener Plant Sale – Saturday Jan. 17 DeFuniak Springs –  09:00 am to 12:00 pm The Walton County Master Gardeners will be holding a plant sale at the Extension Center next to the fairgrounds on SR 83. / / / Learn about Turpentining – Sat. Jan 17 Location: Topsail Hill State Preserve State Park Santa Rosa Beach – 10:00 am Be part of our turpentining crew as they go out into the piney woods and earn their daily babbits....

Audubon Christmas bird count Dec. 15

Volunteer locally in the annual winter bird count held across the country every year The Choctawhatchee Audubon Society will conduct the annual Choctawhatchee Bay Christmas Bird Count (CBC) on Monday, Dec. 15.  Volunteers are needed to assist experienced leaders as recorders or spotters; no experience necessary.  This is the 108th annual winter count since ornithologist Frank Chapman, in 1900, proposed that counting birds should replace the custom of shooting birds during the holidays. Today, over 55,000 volunteers from all 50...

Toys for Tots motorcycle run Nov. 23

Join the fun and brighten a child’s Christmas Even if you don’t ride a scooter, come down and see the huge bike parade and donate a toy for a tot. Sunday, Nov 23 Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. Ride pulls out at 11 a.m. Bring: $10 and a toy or gift certificate Parade starts at Sam’s Club, Fort Walton Beach on Beal Pkwy., and ends at the Mullet Festival Fairgrounds in Niceville. Proceeds go to the Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy...

Move Your Feet to the Beat 5K run Nov. 27

Watersound community to host Thanksgiving Day 5K run The St. Joe Company’s WaterSound community will host “Move Your Feet to the Beat,” a 5K run to benefit the Sacred Heart Foundation, on Thanksgiving Day, November 27th, 2008. The run will begin at 8:00 a.m. at WaterSound’s Village Commons, located off of Highway 98 in WaterSound. While supporting Sacred Heart Hospital, participants will receive a gift bag and there will be prizes for the top male and female runners and the...

Family YMCA Adventure Race Oct. 25

Take a drive to Niceville for a kayak paddle and a three-legged race Saturday, Oct 25th 7:30am until finished Fred Gannon Rocky Bayou State Park The Department of Environmental Protection’s Fred Gannon Rocky Bayou State Park is hosting the YMCA Adventure Challenge. This is a three legged race including 3 miles of canoe/kayak paddling, 4.5 miles walking and 10 miles of off road biking. You must register for this event prior to race day. For additional info please contact our...