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Fort Walton Beach Snowbird Club

The Fort Walton Beach Snowbird Club is located on Okaloosa Island in Fort Walton Beach Florida. With over 700 members, the Club offers many activities and eFt Walton Beach Snowbird Clubvents to it members along with the camaraderie and fellowship of others who are in Fort Walton Beach area to enjoy the warmer weather and beautiful beaches during the winter months.

Registration 9 a.m. to Noon on Tuesdays. Annual fee is $8. Meetings follow at 10 a.m.

Location: Fort Walton Beach Recreation Center, 132 Jet Dr. NW

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Weekly News January 7, 2019

Windows 10 Class

Did you ever, while stabbing the keys on a mischievous computer in a hopeless muddle, feel as if you are standing alone in a crowded railway depot watching your train leave without you? Alas, computers can foster that kind of feeling of hopelessness. However, if you can spare a sawbuck Ken Lamire and his pals, Larry Wons, Carl Lofstrom, and Eddie Branch will, with a magician’s elan, uncloak many of the mysteries surrounding Microsoft Windows 10 and the Apple iPad. Ten bucks grants membership in the South Walton Computer & Technology Club where free sessions pulsate in an atmosphere of determined usefulness. Worry not if you missed the first session held on January 8. You can still join them at 6:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesdays through the end of February (January 22nd and February 12th and 26th). Find them at Faith Assembly Hall located at 306 South Geronimo Street in Miramar Beach.  

Here is something to place at the top of your “things I don’t want to miss” list.  It is a dinner social set for January 18, and again on February 8 at Fudpucker’s Beachside Bar and Grill. It starts at 4:30 p.m. Dinner an hour later. Get this! Fud’s, for this event, will discount your dinner bill 50%! By the way, pick up a Snowbird Fud Card at registration good for a $2 discount on drinks all day, every day. All this plus a self-guided tour of Gator Beach, the home of more than one hundred alligators. From the restaurant’s deck, view these last survivors of an era that preceded the dinosaurs in the comforting assurance that you are not today’s alligator entrée.

It is neither too late nor too early to get tickets for the Ladies Luncheon and Jewelry Show where local jewelers will display current offerings and donate items to a raffle. Proceeds will go to Children in Crisis. It takes place in the Crystal Room of the Henderson Beach Resort on Sunday, February 10. Take a moment to check out the magnificent photographs of historic Destin that align the corridor leading to the Crystal Room then step into an elevator, press “R” to ascend to the roof for one of the finest gulf views in Destin. Better yet, return later for a memorable view of the sunset while enjoying southern hospitality Henderson Beach Resort style. For tickets and other information, contact Susan Newell at

The next General Meeting takes place at 10:00 a.m. January 23 at Destin United Methodist Church. The next registration of new and returning members: 8:30 – 10:30, January 14 at Faith Assembly Hall located at 306 South Geronimo Street in Miramar Beach.

Tom Mahar writes for the Walton County Snowbirds. Reach him at

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Ft. Walton Beach, Florida


PRESIDENT                 Larry Cox                    Illinois
Phil Bellefeuille        Minnesota
VICE PRESIDENT      Debbie Garrett          Ontario
TREASURER                Sheena Baker            Ohio
SECRETARY                Judy Beine                  Wisconsin


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