1. HONOR LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT. The Crestview Police Department is holding their annual Law Enforcement Memorial and Recognition Ceremony 5:30 p.m. May 18 at Warriors Hall, 201 Stillwell Blvd. The ceremony honors Okaloosa County law enforcement officers who made the ultimate sacrifice and celebrates those officers who daily put themselves between citizens and criminals to keep our communities safe. 

2. CELEBRATE THE MILITARY. Military Appreciation Recognition Celebration Inc. is hosting their annual military appreciation event for Armed Forces Day 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 20 at Old Spanish Trail Park in Crestview. The event is free to attend. Guests may bring their own lawn chair to sit and enjoy entertainment. Festivities will include a petting zoo, pony rides, face painting, park rangers with snakes, food, games and music. 

3. PARTY FOR A CAUSE. The Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Center is hosting their annual Gala 6-10 p.m. May 20 at the Sandestin Hilton, 4000 South Sandestin Blvd., Miramar Beach. The theme is Cocktails & Camo. There will be a live and silent auction as well as live entertainment by David Seering & Band. Tickets are $125. You can get a VIP Table for $1,000 that will seat 10 guests. Proceeds benefit the advocacy center. Call Kim Henderson at 833-9237 for more information.