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Here’s good news for David Seering fans! See him live on stage where he combines excellent music with exuberance and vitality that brings audiences to their feet. It takes place January 9 at Destin Life Center Building of the Destin United Methodist Church located at 200 Beach Drive in Destin beginning at 10:00 a.m. during the snowbird’s general meeting. It’s free to members of the Walton County Snowbirds. Bill Neidel, the club’s Information Officer, advises members to come early – 45 minutes to an hour! He points out, “The vendor tables are staffed with people who are knowledgeable about the region and who are particularly interested in snowbirds. Each one has useful information that improves the enjoyment of the Emerald Coast.”
Helen Hayes, legendary star of stage and screen reminded us, “…when books are opened you discover you have wings.” But, reading books is only half the fun! The other half comes during lively discussions about them and that occurs when the book discussion group gets together. First up on January 17 is “Moloka’i” by Alan Brennert facilitated by Karen Moosekian. Next, on February 14, it is “The Calligrapher’s Daughter” by Eugenia Kim Susan and on March 7 the group will discuss “Shanghi Girls” by Lisa See facilitated by Linda Muston. For details, contact Dee Trolian at firstname.lastname@example.org or Valerie Beall 850/837-8624. The Book Discussion group meets at the Conference Room of the Terrace Building at the Pelican Beach Resorts – 970 Highway 98 East in Destin at 1:45 p.m.
Calling all sopranos, altos, baritones and basses. The Snowbird Singers will get the season underway with a new director. She is Katie Ott whose music résumé includes many years as the principal harpist for symphonies in Pensacola, and Mobile in addition to, among others, the Philharmonic Orchestra of Northwest Florida. Rehearsals begin January 11 at Santa Rosa Community Church 3524 U.S. 98 10:30 a.m. For additional information, email Mert Thomasma atMert2@gmail.com .
Opportunities galore await snowbirds interested in quilting, crocheting, knitting, or lacing. Contact Carol E. Burrows at 850-837-8552 for details
Golf activity is ramping up with the start of the Tuesday golf league on January 8 and the Thursday league on Jan 10. A new 9-hole league is getting underway at Shalimar Pointe. Seven weeks, $126 (includes cart) on Monday afternoons. Begins January 14. Get details on these and other golfing opportunities athttp://www.waltoncountysnowbirds.com/Golf_PFWS.html .
Returning snowbirds may retrieve items from Affordable Storage between three and four p.m. Wednesday January 9, and 16 and February 4.
Tom Mahar writes for the Walton County Snowbirds. Reach him at email@example.com . For Snowbird information, www.waltoncountysnowbirds.com
The big Canada Day celebration is set for Feb. 17 at a new venue at tbe Wyndham Bay Point Resort, 4114 Jan Cooley Drive, Panama City, Fla.
A one-day ticket sale is Jan. 14 at Wyndham Bay Point Resort starting at 9 a.m. Tickets purchasers may buy up to one table of 10 and tickets are $22 (U.S.) per person.
Doors open at 3 p.m. with the program at 4:30 p.m. with the Parade of Flags. The annual event will include dinner, entertainment and dancing. Up to 1,000 people have attended past Canada Day events. Details: Jack Elliott CanadaDayPCB1@gmail.com or 807-852-3790.
The 2000-plus member Destin Snowbird club opened the season with a ribbon-cutting Nov. 19 for “The Roost” at the Destin Community Center, 101 Stahlman Drive, Destin, Fla. There are two meeting times starting in January because of the large membership size. The first meeting is Jan. 8 with entertainment by David Hall. Club dues are $8 per season. Full details on club activities are available at www.destinsnobirds.org.
The Fort Walton Beach Snowbird Club registration is 10 a.m. to Noon Jan. 2-4 at its headquarters at the Fort Walton Beach Elks Club located off Hwy.98 across from the Destin-Fort Walton Beach Visitor Center. The registration fee is $7 per year.
After those dates, future registration is held each Tuesday through March 5.
The General Meetings are at 10 a.m. Jan. 8, Feb. 5 and March 5. Club socials are Jan. 13, Feb. 10 and March 10.
Members may sign up for club activities at registration. These range from golf, hand crafts, casino outings, discount movie tickets, social events, bowling, billiards and card games, including Sheepshead. The first meeting for the Craft Group 9 a.m., Jan. 7 at the Islander Beach Resort, 790 Santa Rosa Blvd., Fort Walton Beach (Okaloosa Island, Fla.)
Details: firstname.lastname@example.org or www.fwbsnowbirdsclub.com . After Jan. 1 – 850-243-4606.
The Pensacola Beach Community Church invites Snowbirds of all denominations to join in various church activities.
A Snowbird Roost is Jan. 6 at the Perdido Bay Community Center from 11:30 am – 1:30 p.m.