Walton Outdoor weekend line up for Sept. 18 – 20

September 18, 2009

'The Green Life" canine cottage by Compass Builders.
'It's A Green Life" canine cottage by Compass Builders.

Cottages for Canines debuts at Baytowne Sept. 18

The Children’s Volunteer Health Network (CVHN) is kicking off a new fundraiser event Sept. 18-27 at The Village of Baytowne Wharf.

Named Cottages for Canines, the fundraiser will be a scaled down version of the ongoing and popular Cottages For Kids, and will have more than 22 canine cottages built by local builders and community partners.

All proceeds benefit the Children’s Volunteer Health Network, whose mission is to provide free health services to our local kids who cannot afford health care.

Click here for more information


Celebrate International Coastal Clean Up Day Sept. 19

tdclogo The award-winning Beaches of South Walton are recognized as some of the cleanest most admired beaches in the nation.  To ensure that the beaches remain pristine, the community is invited to join the worldwide effort to clean the coast during International Coastal Cleanup on Saturday, September 19 from 8 a.m. – 10 a.m.  Click here for more details


YOLO Board Seaside Celebration Benefit Sept. 19


YOLO Board LLC announces YOLO Board Seaside Celebration on Saturday, September 19th in Seaside.  The celebration planned includes a fun-filled day on the water with morning paddleboard races, stand-up paddling demos, YOLO Yak fishing guide demos, silent auction, a YOLO Yak giveaway, and a concert from the popular Gulf Coast group HERITAGE.  Click here for more information


Be part of the North American Bird Migration Count Sept. 19

Photo courtesy of Steve Matherly
Photo courtesy of Steve Matherly

The North American Bird Migration Count in Okaloosa and Walton Counties is sponsored by National Audubon Society, Florida Ornithological Society, and is supported by Choctawhatchee Audubon Society. Each spring and fall a “picture” is acquired of the migration pattern of birds.  From this “picture” we may discover the shape of migration particular to each species.  The date of September 19, 2009 has been chosen to count as many migrants as possible before they reach their final destinations.

PURPOSE:  The mission of the North American Bird Migration Count (NAMC) is to:
• Obtain a “snapshot” of the progress and “shape” of spring and fall Migration.
Obtain information on the abundance & distribution of each species.
•  Initiate more participation among birders within a state and between states.
•  Create challenges and goals among birders while collecting useful information.
• Aid in organization and centralization of date. Click here to continue


Head over to Schooner’s in Panama City Beach for Florida’s Biggest Lobster Fest

lobsterSchooners, The Last Local Beach Club, is hosting the 20th Annual Lobster Festival & Tournament: the biggest 3 – Day Lobster Festival in Florida. With huge Local Lobsters on the weigh-in scales, fresh lobster prepared every mouth-watering way you can imagine, and the 11th Annual Schooners Sand Sculpting Contest, it is a HUGE event that draws thousands of divers and lobster fans from all over the Southeast. Lobster Tournament divers will be competing in a variety of categories including Spiny Lobster, Shovelnose Lobster and Big 6. It will be held September 17, 18, 19 & 20, 2009.
5121 Gulf Drive  Panama City Beach, FL ::MAP::


Live music keeps Seaside rockin’


The beats keep rocking in September as Seaside brings you the Endless Summer Concert Series every Saturday. New local artists along with popular regional acts will take center stage and are sure to entertain guests of all ages. Below are the bands scheduled to perform in Seaside during this event. ::MAP::

September 19 4 -6  p.m.
– Rising from the back yards of Okaloosa County, Florida, HERITAGE broke into the pop/reggae scene in 2009 with their debut album, Natural High. This album mixes Tony Verecchia’s easily digested vocals and the fluidity of Damien Kealoha’s vibrant ukulele sound to produce an effort bursting at the seams with ultra-catchy originals.


Bluewater Bay Marina hosting Cardboard Boat Race Sept. 20

cardboardboat Come join the fun as Bluewater Bay Marina hosts a cardboard boat race at the L.J. Schooner’s Oyster Bar at Bluewater Bay Marina. See how creative you can get with corrugated cardboard and duct tape!

The race will be held on Sept. 20, and registration is 3 p.m., with the race beginning at 5 p.m.

Entry fee:  $50.00 – 1st place:  Winner takes all
Titanic award:  Best sinking
Click here to download entry form

Click here for map