2020 Calendar


Youth Village -  After School and summer program for 5 - 16-year-olds.   www.nelliesyouthvillage.org

Emerald Coast Theatre Company-  Educational classes, performances, Adult classes, professional theatre and more.  Details of the different shows and programs available at http://www.emeraldcoasttheatre.org/

Young Philosophers Society- Providing enrichment classes in music, arts, yoga, and academia. YPS practices inclusion - ALL children, regardless of learning styles, are welcome! For more information and a calendar of events go to https://www.facebook.com/youngphilosopherssociety/

The Crestview Public Library’s Writers Support Group meets 6-8p on the fourth Monday of every month. For more information, email Tami Kidd at tamilynnkidd@gmail.com.

The Emerald Coast Chorus- (a men's chorus) invites guests, singers and those that just want to listen, to our weekly rehearsal. You are welcome to just listen or join in. We have guest song books and use the "buddy" system to help our guests as they sing with us. We meet every Thursday evening (7:00 pm) at the Shalimar United Methodist Church located at # 1 Old Ferry Rd, Shalimar, FL. Please contact 844-646-4377 for more information. 

WEEKLY ADSO CLASSES / OPEN STUDIO- For further details visit the ADSO website at www.artsdesignsociety.org, or call 850-244-1271 during office hours (Tuesday-Friday, 12 noon-4 pm). The Arts and Design Society is located at 17 First Street, SE, Fort Walton Beach, FL.  

Clay and Pottery Open Studio-
Monday and Wednesday, 9am-noon / Monday evening, 6:30pm-9pm; Monday/Wednesday morning Instructors: Pat Basque and Sherry Cooler  Monday evening Instructor: Marcy Eady. Working with clay, hand building or wheel throwing.
Cost per session: Monday/Wednesday am: $12/Member; $15/ Non-Member Monday pm: $12/Member; $15 Non-Member  Materials and firing included. Beginners welcome.

Oil Painting, Chiaroscuro technique
 Tuesday, 9 am - 1 pm; Instructor: Dale Gauvin; Using lights and darks, students learn to paint in the style of the Old Masters.  Cost per month: $80/Member; $90/ Non-Member

Art Class for Children-
Ages 6-12 Tuesday, 4-5:30 pm; Instructor: Marcy Eady-Using principles of basic drawing, painting, and sculpture, students learn about the master artists and their styles; media vary each week.  Cost per month: $60/Member; $70/ Non-Member (All supplies included.)

Open Studio-
 Tues 7 – 9:30 PM, Friday 10 AM – 12:30 PM; We are continuing Open Studio Tuesday nights and Friday mornings. Members may work on all forms of art except clay, which is not permitted in Open Studio. Students planning to work on Tuesday nights should call Marcy Eady at 585-4967, up to 5:30 pm on Tuesday, to ensure access to the studio. To access Open Studio on Friday mornings, participants MUST enter through the Office, not the Studio front door. Bring your own supplies and your own project and work with other artists. No instruction.  Cost: $10 member/$12 non-member. 

Photography Group
(Meets in the Gallery), 3rd Wednesday of month, 6-8 pm All photographers from beginner to professional are welcome; the group's mission is to encourage fellowship and to provide a place where photographers may discuss and exhibit their work. Cost: N/A. 

Book Study/Discussion Group-
 1st & 3rd Thursday of the month, 5-6 pm; Current discussion based on book “A Whack on the Head: How You Can Be More Creative,” by Roger van Oech. Cost: N/A.

Life Drawing,
1st & 3rd Thursday of the month, 6 - 9 PM  Hone your drawing skills with the human figure. Bring your pencils & paper. No instruction.  Cost: $15 member / $18 non-member (May change depending on the number of artists.) No photography is allowed.

Life Drawing / Life Painting session- 
3rd Saturday 9 am–12:30 pm No instructor.  Students bring their own materials and work in any drawing or painting media. No photography will be allowed. There are two models per session - one does short poses and the other does a single, long pose.  Cost: $15 per single session, plus a tip for the model. ADSO members may purchase a discount card good for 4 sessions for $50 (available from Mike at session).  Advance registration and payment is requested, by calling (244-1271) or going by the ADSO office, Tuesday-Friday, noon- 4 pm. For further information: Mike Radford (850-803-5707).

Poetry & Music Jam-The Crestview Public Library’s monthly open-mic for poets and musicians to read, perform, improvise and play together is held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 6:30 PM. Everyone is welcome, even if you don't write poetry or play music. Free. Contact Esther at the Library 850-682-4432 (ehurwitz@okaloosa.lib.fl.us) for more information.   Robert L.F. Sikes Crestview Public Library -1445 Commerce Drive, Crestview, FL  32539

Stone Soup Third Thursday Poetry Jam, a monthly open-mic reading at LJ Schooners® Dockside Restaurant & Oyster Bar. Poets, writers and spoken word artists are invited to perform in our intimate marina setting where we also serve up appetizers and cold refreshments with a spectacular view of our beautiful NW Florida sunsets. Hosted by Esther Hurwitz, Poetry Coordinator at the Robert LF Sikes Library, and C.J. Hinely of LJ Schooners. Everyone is welcome, even if you don't write poetry or prose. Free. For more information, contact stonesouppoetryjam@gmail.com, call the Marina at 850.897.2821 or check our website http://bluewaterbaymarina.com/schooners.

 ADSO Window Gallery Display:  To provide a convenient Art Gallery for the Community, the Arts and Design Society presents month-long free drive-by exhibits in their studio windows, facing First Street, Fort Walton Beach.  While the window art is available for viewing 24/7, our office and Gallery are currently closed. After re-opening, office hours are 12 noon-4 pm, Tuesday-Friday, and the Gallery, which is free to the public, is open also from 1 pm-4 pm, Saturday. The Art Center Gallery is located at 17 First Street, SE, Fort Walton Beach.

CALLING ALL VENDORS for SATURDAY IN THE PARK! If you are a Craft Vendor, Non-Profit Organization, or a Re-enactor, please follow this link to download a registration form and reserve your spot! https://heritage-museum.org/special-events

 Sept 3

 Sip and Paint-$45 | $40 for museum members; What's more relaxing than an evening of painting with friends and your favorite glass of wine? Artist Kay Beck teaches whimsical designs with a beach flair. All materials are provided, and no prior experience is necessary! This is a BYOB event, so please drink responsibly.  For more information go to https://heritage-museum.org/education

 Sept 4

An Evening with Lee Greenwood -Enjoy “An Evening with Lee Greenwood,” on September 4, 2020, at 7:30 p.m. at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center Amphitheater. Tickets are $20 or $10 for active-duty military (Military tickets can be purchased on-site or by calling the Box Office at 850-729-6000). Children under 12 years of age are free of charge. Lee Greenwood is an icon in Country music with more than 30 albums to his credit. For more information go to https://mattiekellyartscenter.org/event/an-evening-with-lee-greenwood/

 Sept 10- Oct 8

Concerts in the Village -
Please review our safety precautions. We cannot wait to celebrate with you again! Please share to spread the good news.
2020 MKAF Concerts in the Village Lineup: 
Thursday, September 10, 2020: Casey Kearney
Thursday, September 17, 2020: The Shakedown
Thursday, September 24, 2020: The Bonehoeffers
Thursday, October 1, 2020: Pickled Pickers
Saturday, October 3, 2020: Shania Twin
Thursday, October 8, 2020: Emerald Gold 
*MKAF accepts no responsibility for patrons who do not adhere to the safety and sanitization guidelines."
For more information go to https://mkaf.org/calendar/

 Sept 12

HERITAGE MUSEUM OF NORTHWEST FLORIDA'S 44th ANNUAL SATURDAY IN THE PARK--Saturday, September 12th! If you are a Craft Vendor, Non-Profit Organization, or a Re-enactor, please call the HMNF Tuesday through Saturday 10am-4pm at 850-678-2615 to register for this family-friendly community event. Saturday in the Park will feature a fish fry, craft vendors, live entertainment, and activities for all ages. We'll also have a Patriotic Puppy Parade and Bicycle Decorating Contest. For more information on upcoming events, please visit our Facebook page under EVENTS or our website: www.heritage-museum.org

 Sept 19

Basket Weaving- $45 | $40 for members; Janet Faubel will be instructing our latest edition of Basket Weaving. This is a fun and exciting class where you can take home your newly created basket Register on https://heritage-museum.org/education or call us at (850) 678-2615.

NFSO: From the New World- The Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra presents “From the New World,” featuring NFSO conductor search finalist Christopher Confessore.September 19 @ 7:30 pm.  Join us as the symphony opens our season with influential American melodies that impacted some of the most popular orchestral music with Charles Ives’ Variations on “America” and Dvořák’s Symphony No. 9 in E minor, his famous “New World Symphony.” Guest pianist Dzmitry Ulasiuk will perform Rachmaninoff’s Concerto No. 2 for Piano in C minor. Join us for NFSO’s long-awaited season opener! Tickets are $25 for Adults, $16 for Students of NWFSC.  For more information go to https://mattiekellyartscenter.org/event/nfso-from-the-new-world/

 Oct 24

NFSO: 1940’s New York- October 24 @ 7:30 pm; NFSO brings you a bite of the Big Apple featuring Leonard Bernstein’s Three Dance Episodes from “On the Town” and Aaron Copland’s sophisticated and rarely-performed Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra. The evening concludes with Sergei Rachmaninoff’s last major composition, his highly-energetic and robust Symphonic Dances. NFSO conductor search finalist Todd Craven will lead the symphony with special guest to be announced on clarinet. Tickets are $25 for Adults and $16 for students of NWFSC. For more info go to https://mattiekellyartscenter.org/event/nfso-1940s-new-york/

Dec 11

NFSO: Holiday Pops- Holiday Pops: Join Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra conductor search finalist Kellen Gray and the NFSO for the symphony’s annual Holiday Pops concert. Familiar holiday works will fill you with the spirit of the season, along with some surprises! Ring in the holidays with the Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra! Tickets are $25 for Adults and $16 for students of NWFSC. For more info go to https://mattiekellyartscenter.org/event/nfso-holiday-pops/

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