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Buzzworthy events for Aug. 1-7

August 1, 2014

Northwest Florida Daily News, Fort Walton Beach



Aug. 01--Want a few suggestions for what to do, where to go and who to see? You'll find them here each week. Look for details and more ideas throughout Showcase.

Friday

Bands on Blackwater: Downtown Milton is alive with the sound of music for the third consecutive year with Bands on the Blackwater. This concert series features local talent performing weekly 6-8:30 p.m. every Friday. Concerts take place along South Willing St. Bring a lawn chair or enjoy the concert from your boat. Call the Milton Community Center at 983-5466. Lineup: Aug. 1, Modern Elderados; Aug. 8, CrossTown Band.

'Remembering Ena': On Friday, Aug. 1, from 6 to 8 p.m.,the Arts and Design Society is hosting "Remembering Ena," a reception in honor of long-time member and supporter, Ena Fagan, who died earlier this year. The public is invited to share in this celebration of a special life and to view her diverse works. The reception will be at the Art Center, 17 First St. S.E., Fort Walton Beach. Call 244-1271 during office hours, Tuesday-Friday, noon-4 p.m.

Saturday

Blues duo: Tallahassee blues duo Belmont & Jones will play Redd's Fueling Station in Santa Rosa Beach on Aug. 2. Music starts at 7:30 p.m. Redd's Fueling station is at 2320 West County Highway 30A. Make reservations by calling 325-0252. More information at www.reddsfuel.com.

Reptile Round-Up: The E.O.Wilson Biophilia Center, 4956 State Road 20 East in Freeport presents Reptile Round-Up 10 a.m.-3 p.m.Aug. 2. Come face to face with reptiles of all shapes and sizes. Discover the world of reptiles through arts and crafts and other activities. Call 835-1824. General admission: adults $8, children $5, 2 and under free.

Sunday

'Seussical': Paradise Productions, a new, non-profit, community arts program in south Santa Rosa County, presents "Seussical," a musical based on the works of Dr. Seuss, at St. Sylvester Catholic Church Parish Center on Aug. 1 and Aug. 2 at 7:30 p.m. and Aug. 3 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 and will be sold at St. Sylvester Church office. Call the church office at 939-3020 or visit the website paradiseproductionsfl.org.

Glass show: Looking Glass Productions presents the 6th annual Pensacola Looking Glass Show & Sale to be held at the Pensacola Interstate Fairgrounds, 6655 W Mobile Hwy, three miles South of I-10 at exit 7. Dates are 10 a.m. -- 5 p.m.Aug. 2 and 11 a.m. -- 4 p.m.Aug 3. There will be vintage glass from the Victorian Era through mid-century with the emphasis on the Depression era. There will also be some silver, linens and kitchenware from the same age as the glass. Admission is $5, good both days. Visit the website at www.meyershows.com.

Monday

ADSO Window Gallery: To showcase the work of local artists, the Arts and Design Society presents month-long exhibits in their studio windows, facing First Street. Featured in August is the art of the students in Thalia Newton's Crash Glass Mosaics classes. Office and gallery hours are noon-4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, and the gallery, which is free to the public, is open also 1-4 p.m. Saturday. The Art Center Gallery is at 17 First St. S.E.

Tuesday

Paper airplanes: Aerospace engineer and former Guinness World Record holder for paper airplane time aloft (27.60 seconds) will present "Aerodynamics for Dummies: Folding & Flying Paper Airplanes" for the Aug. 5 First Tuesday Series program at the Crestview Public Library. This free program is suitable for children ages 6 and up through adult. The program begins at 10:30 a.m. with juice, coffee and cookies served starting at 10 a.m. when the doors open. The library is at 1445 Commerce Drive. Call 682-4432.

Wednesday

Kids' Movie Series: The Destin Library will host a Kids' Summer Scene Movie Series for students in grades 1 through 5 on Wednesday afternoons (3 -- 4:30 p.m.) Parents or guardians of children will be required to be in attendance. Refreshments will be available. Schedule showing dates are: Aug. 6. Movies to be shown will be posted on the website cityofdestin.com and the city's Facebook page. Call837-8572.

Thursday

Audubon Society: The Choctawhatchee Audubon Society kicks off the 2014-15 season Aug. 7 with a video presentation by Malcolm Mark Swan on the warblers and grosbeaks of Northwest Florida. The presentation will be in Room 130 of the Northwest Florida State College Student Services Center at 6:30 p.m. in Niceville. The program starts at 7. The meeting is open to the public. Call Gary Parsons at 678-1461.

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