CRESTVIEW — Here’s a calendar of upcoming events in North Okaloosa County and surrounding areas. 

 

OKALOOSA ARTS ALLIANCE POSTER CONTEST: Time is running out for Okaloosa kindergartners through 12th-graders to enter. Theme: What do you consider "summer fun?" Posters must be created on 8.5-inch by 11-inch paper with markers, pencils, paint, pastels, charcoal or crayons. Winners get gift cards ranging from $25 to $75. Deadline to enter is May 4. Mail entries to OAA Poster Contest, P.O. Box 4426, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32549, or drop off from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays at Arts & Design Society, 17 1st St. SE, Fort Walton Beach. One poster per student, with the name of the artist, their grade, and their school. Poster contest reception and winner announcement is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 6 at Young Philosophers Society, 144 Miracle Strip Parkway, Fort Walton Beach. Email Amy Baty, amybaty1@gmail.com for contest details.

EOD MEMORIAL WEEKEND: Explosive Ordnance Disposal Warrior Foundation activities are below. Register for tickets at http://www.eodwarriorfoundation.org/2017eodmemorialweekend.

●Golf Tournament, 6:30 a.m. May 5, Eglin Golf Course, 1527 Fairway Drive, Niceville. Shotgun start, 8 a.m. Registration: $70 per person or $280 per team; includes green fees, cart rental, lunch, and gift bag.

●Live and silent auctions, 5 p.m. May 5, Emerald Coast Convention Center, 1250 Miracle Strip Parkway SE, Fort Walton Beach. Free. Includes nachos, Buffalo Wild Wings, and a cash bar. Bidding for Savvy Travelers, WonderWorks (indoor amusement park), the new Alcatraz East Crime Museum, BiGR Audio, concert tickets and CDs from Grammy award-winning jazz bassist extraordinaire Christian McBride.

●48th Annual EOD Memorial Ceremony, 9 a.m. May 6, NAVSCOLEOD, located on Range Road, Niceville. The names of six fallen EOD warriors will be placed on the memorial wall.

●8th Annual EOD Memorial Crawfish Boil, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 6, in the Winn-Dixie parking lot in Bluewater Bay Niceville. Stop by for crawfish and refreshments. Other food items can be purchased at participating restaurants. 

●49th Annual EOD Ball, 5:15 p.m. May 6, Emerald Coast Convention Center, 1250 Miracle Strip Parkway SE, Fort Walton Beach. Attire is semi-formal, formal, and military equivalent. Keynote speaker: Admiral John Richardson, chief of Naval Operations since September 2015. Tickets: $75 per person.

FAMU RATTLER RUMMAGE SALE: 7:30-11:30 a.m. May 6, Florida A&M University Pharmacy School, 153 West Woodruff Ave., Crestview. Clothing, household collectibles, books and more. FAMU Alumni Association, Saundra Daggs, 279-6555.

COMMUNITY FOR COPS & FIRST RESPONDERS: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 6, Gordon Martial Arts, 130 W. Oakdale Ave., Crestview. Free. Dunking booth, bounce house, obstacle course, games, face painting, and Crestview Police and Fire Department vehicles. Okaloosa sheriff's office deputies will also attend. Features vendor booths, door prizes and a silent auction.

TAX-FREE INVESTING SEMINAR: 6-7:30 p.m. May 11, Samuel's Roadhouse, 114 John King Road, Crestview. "Tax-free Investing: It's Not What You Make, It's What you Keep," with Yvonne Shanklin, Edward Jones financial advisor in Crestview. Free; dinner provided. Details: Marcia Fleming, 682-2497.

 

PUBLIC MEETINGS

 

CORRECTION: The Baker Fire District Commission meets 7 p.m. second Tuesdays in the Baker Area Public Safety Building, 1375 19th St. A previous version listed an incorrect meeting day.

REP. WILLIAMSON OFFICE HOURS: State Rep. Jayer Williamson’s district staff conducts office hours for constituents every month. They are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. starting May 4 and continuing every first and third Thursday at the Okaloosa County Extension office, 3098 Airport Road, Crestview. Call the district office, 995-3698 for an appointment or details.

OKALOOSA COUNTY COMMISSION:

 


8:30 a.m. May 16, Okaloosa County Administration Building, 1250 N. Eglin Parkway, Shalimar.
8:30 a.m. June 6, Crestview City Hall, 198 N. Wilson St., Crestview.
8:30 a.m. June 20, Okaloosa County Administration Building, 1250 N. Eglin Parkway, Shalimar.

 

TRANSPORTATION PLANNING ORGANIZATION MEETINGS:

 


3 p.m. June 15, Niceville Community Center, 204 Partin Drive N., Niceville.
3 p.m. July 20, Niceville Community Center, 204 Partin Drive N., Niceville.
3 p.m. Oct. 19, Robert L.F. Sikes Center, Northwest Florida State College, 805 E. James Lee Blvd., Crestview.
3 p.m. Dec. 14, training room of the Okaloosa County Administration Building, 1250 Eglin Parkway, Shalimar.

 

Meeting schedule and location are subject to change. For updates and agendas, visit www.wfrpc.org or emailtiffany.bates@wfrpc.org.

BLACKMAN FIRE DISTRICT BOARD: 7 p.m. first Mondays, 1850 U.S. Highway 2, Baker.

CRESTVIEW CITY COUNCIL: 6 p.m. second and fourth Mondays, City Hall, 198 N. Wilson St., Crestview.

CRESTVIEW HOUSING AUTHORITY BOARD: 5:15 p.m. third Mondays, 371 Hickory Ave. W, Crestview. Open to the public.

CRESTVIEW CITY COUNCIL: 6 p.m. second and fourth Mondays, City Hall, 198 N. Wilson St., Crestview.

MILLIGAN WATER SYSTEM BOARD: 6 p.m. second Tuesdays, 5340 U.S. Highway 4.

LAUREL HILL CITY COUNCIL: 6 p.m. first Thursdays, City Hall.

DORCAS FIRE DISTRICT COMMISSIONERS: 7 p.m. first Thursdays, 5232 Deer Springs Drive, Crestview, off Highway 90.

HOLT FIRE DEPARTMENT: 7 p.m. second and fourth Thursdays, fire station, 490 W. U.S. Highway 90, Holt.

ALMARANTE VOLUNTEER FIRE DISTRICT COMMISSIONERS: 7 p.m. second Thursdays, Almarante Fire Station, 3710 Old California Road, Laurel Hill.

OKALOOSA-WALTON NORTH OKALOOSA FIRE DISTRICT: 6 p.m. third Thursdays, fire station 82, 5549 John Givens Road, Crestview.

HOLT FIRE DISTRICT COMMISSION: 6:30 p.m. third Thursdays, 490 W. U.S. Highway 90.

HOLT FIRE DEPARTMENT: 7 p.m. second and fourth Thursdays, fire station.

LAUREL HILL VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT: 7 p.m., second Fridays, in Laurel Hill City Hall's fire department office.