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

POKER RUN FUNDRAISER: 9 a.m. Oct. 14, Hooters restaurant, 180 Cracker Barrel Drive, Crestview. Third annual Emerald Coast Breast Cancer Awareness Poker Run by Wingmen Motorcycle Club. All proceeds go the American Cancer Society. Motorcyclists, car and truck drivers are welcome. Cost: $20 donation and $10 per extra hand. Cash prizes awarded and a 50/50 raffle included. Stops include The Edge in Niceville from 10 a.m. to noon; Crestview Amvets Post 35 from 1-2 p.m.; and Crestview Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5450 from 3-4 p.m. The final stop is 4 p.m. to midnight at the Wingmen's club house at 160 Cayson Ave., Crestview, where Juke Joint Willie will provide live music. Contact Joe Hernandez, 910-689-6901, for more information.

EMERALD COAST AVIATION FLY-IN: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 14, Bob Sikes Crestview Airport, 5535 John Givens Road. Local vendors, air rides, Redbird Simulator rides, kids' activities and door prize drawings at 1 p.m. A $1 per gallon fuel discount applies during event. 398-6749.

FIESTA @ THE PARK: 11 a.m. to sunset Oct. 15, The Landing, Fort Walton Beach. Family-friendly, Latin-flavored party with food vendors, music, games, piñatas, contests, and door prizes. Closeout event for the area’s annual Hispanic Heritage Month observance, which is Sept. 15 through Oct. 15. Benefits Samaritan’s Purse and Giving Children Hope this year. For more on these international organizations, go to and Details: David, 368-3505 or

NICEVILLE HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1972 REUNION: Oct. 20-22, Niceville. The 45th reunion includes the following:

●5:30 p.m. Oct. 20 at LJ Schooners Dockside, 290 Yacht Club Drive, Niceville (pay for yourself,

●Barbecue buffet, 6-10 p.m. Oct. 21, Eglin Golf Course Clubhouse, 1572 Fairway Drive, Niceville. $35 per person, cash bar.

●Potluck picnic, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 22, Turkey Creek, 340 W. John Sims Parkway, Niceville. Bring something to share.

Contact Mary Ann Aldridge Rierson, for details.

KIWANIS PANCAKE BREAKFAST, AUCTION: 7:30-10:30 a.m. Oct. 21, Samuel's Roadhouse, John King Road, Crestview. Silent auction items include something for everyone, including sportsmen. Supports local Kiwanis projects. $5 per person and free for children 7 and younger.

DAVIDSON 5K RUN: 9 a.m. Oct. 21, Davidson Middle School, 6261 Old Bethel Road, Crestview. The school's Dance & Cheer team will have Paint the Panther 5K. Registration costs $25 for 5K runners, $15 for the one-mile kids run, and $2 for a prize drawing ticket. Limited T-shirts are available on a first-come, first served basis for $15. Registration package pick up: 4-6 p.m. Oct. 20 or 7:30-8:30 a.m. Oct. 21 at the DMS gym. No refunds.

HOLLY FAIR: 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 21, Shalimar United Methodist Church, 1 Old Ferry Road, Shalimar. Free annual arts and crafts Fair features over 70 vendors, a bakery, a pasta, hamburger or bratwurst lunch. All proceeds benefit local charities and church projects.

OKALOOSA ALL-COUNTY HONOR CHOIR CONCERT: 7 p.m. Oct. 23 at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center, Northwest Florida State College, 100 College Blvd., Niceville. A choir featuring students from Okaloosa County middle and high schools will perform in a free concert.

OPPORTUNITY PLACE WINE & CHEESE FUNDRAISER:  2-4 p.m. Oct. 29, Magnolia Grill Restaurant, 157 Brooks St., Fort Walton Beach. "Raise Your Glass" fundraiser benefits Opportunity Place, a temporary shelter for homeless Okaloosa women and families. Includes a variety of wines, a large selection of food, silent auction, with sponsorship baskets available. Volunteers also needed. Tickets: $25 at or 659- 3190. Mail donations to: Opportunity Place, 305 Lovejoy Road, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547.

MCTEACHER NIGHT FUNDRAISER: 5-7 p.m. Nov. 2 at the McDonald's close to Crestview High School. A percent of all drive through and lobby sales will go to the school safety patrol program.

BLUE ANGELS HOMECOMING AIR SHOW: 9:30 a.m. Nov. 10 and 11 at Naval Air Station Pensacola, Sky Hawk Drive. Gates open at 8 a.m. both days. Admission, parking and blanket seating are free. Other seating tickets may be purchased at The Friday Night Air Show is 4-6 p.m. Nov. 10 at NAS. The non-Blue-Angels event features aircraft that light up the sky with full afterburner and pyrotechnics. Performances include Bob Carlton in a Vertigo Air Shows Jet Glider;  Paul Wood in an A-4 Skyhawk; a Mig-17 with pilot Randy Ball; the Super Stearman, with Greg Shelton and Wing Walker Ashely Shelton; and John Klatt in the Screamin’ Sasquatch Jet Waco. The Navy Leap Frogs Parachute Team; Chris Darnell, driving the 300-plus-mph Shockwave Jet Truck; and other acts will perform. Food and memorabilia will be available at numerous concession stands. Pets and coolers are not permitted.



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 or email, or 332-7976, extension 217.

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.

BAKER FIRE DISTRICT COMMISSION: 7 p.m. second Tuesdays in the Baker Area Public Safety Building, 1375 19th St.

REP. JAYER WILLIAMSON OFFICE HOURS: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. first and third Thursdays, Okaloosa County Extension office, 3098 Airport Road, Crestview. Call 995-3698 for an appointment.

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

DORCAS FIRE DISTRICT COMMISSIONERS: 6 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.


CRESTVIEW AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE EVENTS: for chamber members and their employees. Details: 682-3212 or

HEALTH & WELLNESS COMMITTEE: 8:30 a.m. Oct. 18, chamber office, 1447 Commerce Drive, Crestview.

PILOT COMMITTEE: 3 p.m. Oct. 20, Casbah Coffee Company, 196 Pine Ave W., Crestview.

EMERALD COAST BAR & GRILL RIBBON CUTTING: 4:30 p.m. Oct. 24, Emerald Coast Bar & Grill, 1701 State Road 85 N, Eglin Air Force Base. It is a full-service restaurant and bar at the Destin-Fort. Walton Beach Airport (VPS).

AMBASSADOR COMMITTEE: 8:30 a.m. Oct. 25, Crestview chamber office, 1447 Commerce Drive. Get more involved in the Crestview chamber by joining the Ambassadors Committee. Network and grow your business. Amber Ellis or Karen Donaldson,