2018 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 Phisophers 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. 


Painting With a Twist Ft Walton Beach- 850-226-7218 (studio) at 255 Miracle Strip Parkway SE; Suite B-8, FWB
 Website: www.paintingwithatwist.com/fort-walton-beach; Email: studio205@paintingwithatwist.com   Painting with a Twist is a paint and party venue.  Professional instructors show you and your friends how to paint a finished acrylic painting while enjoying a fun, entertaining  BYOB evening.  No experience required and it is OK to "wine" about it!  Looks like painting...feels like a party!!  Go to events calendar for upcoming events- http://www.paintingwithatwist.com/fort-walton-beach/calendar/

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 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 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 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 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 6:30PM. 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) or Rick Sanders 850-585-6399 for more information.   Robert L.F. Sikes Crestview Public Library -1445 Commerce Drive, Crestview, FL  32539


Crestview Libray- The Oculus Rift with Touch is a virtual reality system that is capable of running simulations, games, instructive applications, and Google Tilt Brush.  Google Tilt Brush is a program that allows artists to paint and sculpt with impossible elements in virtual reality. Though one can utilize traditional mediums such as oils, pen, or even paper, the true excitement comes from sculpting with virtual fire, electricity, or even snowflakes. This program could be used recreationally or constructively to exercise three dimensional skill sets.  We are offering reserved spots Tuesdays 2-7 PM with an appointment by phone call or email to eruff@okaloosa.lib.fl.us.

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.


Window Gallery Display: -To showcase the work of local artists, the Arts and Design Society presents month-long exhibits in their studio windows, facing First Street, Fort Walton Beach.   In June, the art on display for easy viewing is the acrylic and photographic art of award-winning Michael Cheney, who says his style has been described as soft-realism.   Additional information about these works is available in the Art Center office. While the window art is available for viewing 24/7, office and gallery 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.


Call to artists:  Deadline: July 2, “Save the Earth/Organic” Show -The Arts and Design Society is calling all artists to participate in their upcoming “Save the Earth/Organic” Show, open to all interested artists. The theme of the art, in any medium, will be saving the environment and/or the destruction of the environment. Cash awards. Turn in work Saturday, June 30, 1-4 pm; Monday, July 2, 9 am-noon. A copy of the entry form with details is available on the ADSO website: http://artsdesignsociety.org/.  The show runs from July 3 through July 27, with a reception on July 6. The gallery is located at the Art Center, 17 First Street, SE, Fort Walton Beach.  Phone: 244-1271.

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May 31- June 28

2018 Concerts in the Village-  15 Concerts-Thursday nights- $15 per person; MKAF members and children 12 and under are free (join)
Buy tickets at the door- 7 to 9 pm (Doors open at 6)  More details at https://www.mattiekellyartsfoundation.org/events-concertsinthevillage.html

June 21-The M-80's-Enjoy the Best Music from the 80's with their high energy and great stage presence. They put on an amazing show!

June 28-The Maxx-Back by popular demand! Energetic Choreography & Eclectic Sound with Classic Oldies and Today's Pop Music!

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June 5-June 29

ADSO’s “From the Heart” Show: June 5-June 29; Reception, June 8-From June 5 through June 29, the Arts and Design Society is hosting its “From the Heart” Show, featuring works in any medium, depicting or expressing something that moves the artist. A reception is scheduled for Friday, June 8, 6-8 pm. Both reception and gallery are free and open to the public. The Gallery is open Tuesday-Friday, noon-4 pm, and Saturday, 1-4 pm, and is located at the Art Center, 17 First Street, SE, Fort Walton Beach. For more information, call 850-244-1271 or visit the Website at http://www.artsdesignsociety.org

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June 23

Kaleidoscope Workshop, June 23; Cathy Painter, Instructor; Cathy Painter, maker of kaleidoscopes, will offer a workshop at the Arts and Design Society, in which students will learn decorative soldering, to make a seashell-themed, fully functional kaleidoscope. The one-day workshop is scheduled for Saturday, June 23, 10 am-4 pm. Cost of the workshop, including all supplies, is $150, members; $165, non-members.  For further details and to sign up for this workshop, 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.  

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June 18-22; July 9-13

ADSO’s Kids' Summer Art Camp:  June 18-22; July 9-13-The Arts and Design Society again offers the opportunity for children to participate in creating visual arts in its summer "Kids' Art Camp." Classes begin on Monday with clay artistry and feature a different medium each day, including drawing, painting, and other media. Each week ends with an art show and reception for the families, during the second half of Friday's class.   There are 4 sessions of the camp, organized by age groups. Session 1: Ages 6 - 8, June 18-22, 9:30 -11:30 am; Session 2: Ages 9-13, June 18-22, 1:00-3:00 pm; Session 3: Ages 6-11, July 9-13, 9:30 -11:30 am; Session 4: Ages 6 - 11, July 9-13, 1:00 - 3:00 pm. The cost for each of the week-long sessions is $70 per child ($60 for the children of ADSO members). Pre-registration is required by Friday, June 15, for June Sessions, and by Friday, July 6, for July Sessions. Classes will be held at the ADSO Art Center, 17 First Street, SE, Fort Walton Beach. For further information or to register, call 244-1271, or visitwww.artsdesignsociety.org.

Welcome to Watercolors! Workshop:  July 7, 14, 21, 28   Instructor Natalia Light

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June 27

ADSO Luncheon: June 27; Skip Deems, Miramar Beach ceramic artist, will be the speaker at the ADSO luncheon on Wednesday, June 27. His topic will be “Clay--It’s a Mental Thing.” Deems, who produces both functional and non-functional wheel thrown pottery, supports many local charity organizations with his work. His work may be seen at https://www.skipdeemsceramics.com/.  Deems will give his talk at the Art Center Gallery, 17 First Street, Fort Walton Beach. The Luncheon, which is open to the public, will begin at 11:30.  Cost of the luncheon is $12. Reservations must be made no later than June 25; cost of luncheon for reservations after that date is $15. Please send reservations request to: adsorsvp@gmail.com or call ADSO at 850-244-1271.

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June 28
Act4Mystery - Dinner Theater to DIE for!

Location: La Paz Destin
Address: 950 Gulf Shore Drive, Destin, FL - (850) 862-2885 (Act4Mystery)
Price: $34.95 per person. Price includes dinner and show.
Show: A MEDLEY FOR MURDER
Website: www.act4mystery.com

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June 30
Act4Mystery - Dinner Theater to DIE for!

Location:  Samuel's Roadhouse
Address:  114 John King Road, Crestview, FL - (850) 862-2885 (Act4Mystery)
Price:  $38 per person.  Price includes dinner, show, tax and tip.
Show: HORSIN’ AROUND WITH MURDER
Website: www.act4mystery.com
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 July 7, 14, 21 & 28
Welcome to Watercolors
-Watercolorist Natalia Light will offer a four-week beginners’ class, Welcome to Watercolors!, at the Arts and Design Society, on four Saturdays in July: July 7, 14, 21, 28, from 10 am-12:30 pm each session. Students will explore painting different subjects, using different techniques each week. Cost of the four-week workshop is $125, members; $145, non-members. Students are asked to bring only a special palette to class, details of which are on the ADSO website or in the ADSO office, and a water container. All other supplies are included.

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 July 12

ADSO’s Sip and Paint Class, July 12; Ruta Kanaporis, Instructor; The Arts and Design Society offers a Sip and Paint Class with Ruta Kanaporis on Thursday, July 12, 6:30-8:30 pm. Cost of the class is $35, members; $40, non-members. All supplies are included. The theme of this session is “Summer Sunset.” Students may bring their beverage of choice to enjoy while learning to paint with acrylics and enhance their skills. This class is offered once a month, with a variety of instructors, offering different perspectives and styles.  For further information and to sign up for this workshop, 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.

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 July 15
Act4Mystery - Dinner Theater to DIE for!

Location: La Paz Destin
Address: 950 Gulf Shore Drive, Destin, FL - (850) 862-2885 (Act4Mystery)
Price: $34.95 per person. Price includes dinner and show.
Show: MURDER WITHOUT A CLUE
Website: www.act4mystery.com

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 July 15

2nd Annual Poetry, Music & Wine- Mark your calendars for Sunday, July 15, 2018 from 2:00pm until 4:00pm for the 2nd Annual Poetry, Music & Wine at The Twisted Grape located at 1193 B Eglin Parkway in Shalimar. Join friends and art supporters and enjoy great food, wine and an open mic for poets and musicians to read, improvise and perform together. Tickets are $25 each or $45 for two and can be reserved below or by contacting Amy at amybaty1@gmail.com or 850-499-8335. Tickets cover food and 5 wine tastings. More information about the Twisted Grape can be found at www.twistedgrapewinebar.com. All proceeds will benefit the Okaloosa Arts Alliance. 










Act4Mystery - Dinner Theater to DIE for!
Location: Stripes Pub & Grill
Address: 1878 Andorra Street, Navarre, FL - (850) 862-2885 (Act4Murder)
Price: $40 per person. Price includes dinner, show, tax and tip.
Show: SEX, LIES, AND MAIL-ORDER BRIDES
Website: www.act4mystery.com
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 July 19
Act4Mystery - Dinner Theater to DIE for!

Location: La Paz Destin
Address: 950 Gulf Shore Drive, Destin, FL - (850) 862-2885 (Act4Mystery)
Price: $34.95 per person. Price includes dinner and show.
Show: HORSIN’ AROUND WITH MURDER
Website: www.act4mystery.com
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 July 21
Act4Mystery - Dinner Theater to DIE for!

Location: The Twisted Grape
Address: 1193 B. Eglin Pkwy, Shalimar, FL - (850) 862-2885 (Act4Mystery)
Price: $45 per person. Price includes dinner, show, tax and tip.
Show: MURDER WITHOUT A CLUE
Website: www.act4mystery.com
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July 26
Act4Mystery - Dinner Theater to DIE for!

Location: La Paz Destin
Address: 950 Gulf Shore Drive, Destin, FL - (850) 862-2885 (Act4Mystery)
Price: $34.95 per person. Price includes dinner and show.
Show: KNOCK ‘EM DEAD
Website: www.act4mystery.com

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July 28
Act4Mystery - Dinner Theater to DIE for!

Location:  Samuel's Roadhouse
Address:  114 John King Road, Crestview, FL - (850) 862-2885 (Act4Mystery)
Price:  $38 per person.  Price includes dinner, show, tax and tip.
Show: A MEDLEY FOR MURDER
Website: www.act4mystery.com

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August 2
Act4Mystery - Dinner Theater to DIE for!

Location: La Paz Destin
Address: 950 Gulf Shore Drive, Destin, FL - (850) 862-2885 (Act4Mystery)
Price: $34.95 per person. Price includes dinner and show.
Show: A CONDO TO KILL FOR
Website: www.act4mystery.com

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August 9
Act4Mystery - Dinner Theater to DIE for!

Location: La Paz Destin
Address: 950 Gulf Shore Drive, Destin, FL - (850) 862-2885 (Act4Mystery)
Price: $34.95 per person. Price includes dinner and show.
Show: MURDER WITHOUT A CLUE
Website: www.act4mystery.com

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August 16
Act4Mystery - Dinner Theater to DIE for!

Location: La Paz Destin
Address: 950 Gulf Shore Drive, Destin, FL - (850) 862-2885 (Act4Mystery)
Price: $34.95 per person. Price includes dinner and show.
Show: KNOCK ‘EM DEAD
Website: www.act4mystery.com

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August 23
Act4Mystery - Dinner Theater to DIE for!

Location: La Paz Destin
Address: 950 Gulf Shore Drive, Destin, FL - (850) 862-2885 (Act4Mystery)
Price: $34.95 per person. Price includes dinner and show.
Show: REVENGE AT THE REUNION
Website: www.act4mystery.com

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August 25
Act4Mystery - Dinner Theater to DIE for!

Location:  Samuel's Roadhouse
Address:  114 John King Road, Crestview, FL - (850) 862-2885 (Act4Mystery)
Price:  $38 per person.  Price includes dinner, show, tax and tip.
Show: SEX, LIES, AND MAIL-ORDER BRIDES
Website: www.act4mystery.com

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August 30
Act4Mystery - Dinner Theater to DIE for!

Location: La Paz Destin
Address: 950 Gulf Shore Drive, Destin, FL - (850) 862-2885 (Act4Mystery)
Price: $34.95 per person. Price includes dinner and show.
Show: FOUL PLAY ON THE SPEEDWAY
Website: www.act4mystery.com




 







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