CRESTVIEW — Upcoming meetings for North Okaloosa County clubs and organizations, and those from surrounding areas, are as follows.


CHOCTAWHATCHEE AUDUBON BIRD WALK: Meet at 7:30 a.m. Oct. 28 at Pepitos, 1313 Lewis Turner Blvd., Fort Walton Beach. See ducks, herons, raptors and migrants at the Fort Walton Beach landfill and holding ponds. Wear closed-toed shoes, a hat and long pants. Malcolm Swan, 210-343-9082.

GENEALOGY SOCIETY OF OKALOOSA COUNTY: 10:30 a.m. Oct. 28, Fort Walton Beach Library, 185 Miracle Strip Parkway SE. Guest speaker is Bruce Cossen, whose family heritage goes back to the early days of Walton County settlement. He is a local historian and conducts most of his research in the local panhandle area. Bruce is also board member of the Walton County Heritage Association. One of his hobbies is metal detecting, which will be represented in some of the displays and photos. Val Moreland, 243-0352.

REPUBLICAN WOMEN OF OKALOOSA FEDERATED: 11:30 Nov. 1, Wyndham Garden Hotel at 575 Santa Rosa Blvd., Fort Walton Beach. Guest speaker is Publisher Diane Winnemuller, Northwest Florida Daily News – West division for GateHouse Media. Contact Donna Pattison, 651-5416 or by Oct. 28 to make a reservation. Lunch costs $18 for members and $20 for guests.

DOGWOOD GARDEN CLUB: 10:30 a.m. first Mondays through May 7, 2018. Call President Ruth Herington, 683-0839, for non-listed locations at members' homes.

•Nov. 6, member's home, “Trees”

•Dec. 4, Woman's Club, 150 Woodlawn Drive, Crestview, Christmas auction and party.

•Jan. 8, member's home, “Seeds on Ice.”

•Feb. 5, Sonshine Studios, 426 James Lee Blvd., Crestview, “Fairy Gardens.”

•March 5, member's home, “Shapes and Shadows in the Garden.”

•April 2, member's home, “Wacky Gardening Secrets”

•May 7, member's home, salad luncheon. Bring one to share.

MAC USERS GROUP: 6:30 p.m. Nov. 8 in the Student Services Center room 132, Northwest Florida State College, 100 College Blvd., Crestview. Learn about iCloud and Apple services and how to make them work for you. Details:, or contact Jean Dutton, 862-3327 or






CRESTVIEW KIWANIS CLUB: 11:45 a.m. Wednesdays, Samuel's Roadhouse, 114 John King Road, Crestview.

KNITTING GROUP: 5-7 p.m. Wednesdays, Casbah Coffee Company, 196 Pine Ave. W, Crestview.

PANHANDLE SADDLE CLUB: 6 p.m. first Wednesdays, David’s Catfish House, 1296 N. Ferdon Blvd. Crestview. Includes socializing, dinner and a meeting. November topic: how to keep your horse healthy. Details: Donna Curry, 830-6403 or

SONS OF ITALY, CRESTVIEW CHAPTER 2865: 6 p.m. third Wednesdays, Foxwood Country Club, Antioch Road. All people of American-Italian heritage may join. Group president Thomas Hughes, 682-3597,




GRIEFSHARE SUPPORT GROUP: 10 a.m. Thursdays, Crosspoint, in portable 2, 2250 PJ Adams Parkway, Crestview. For people grieving the death of a loved one or other losses. 678-4411 extension 109.

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS: 10-11 a.m. Thursdays, 704 E. Robinson Ave., Crestview. 689-1842.

SENIORS VS. CRIME: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, except holidays, 296 S. Ferdon Blvd., Suite 8, Crestview. Call 306-3176 or email to report incidents.

CRESTVIEW AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE MONTHLY BREAKFAST MEETING: 7 a.m. first Thursdays, Crestview Community Center, 1446 Commerce Drive, Crestview.

CRESTVIEW LIONS CLUB: 5:15 p.m. every first and third Thursday, Samuel's Roadhouse, 114 John King Road. Details: BJ Thomhave at Foxwood Country Club, 682-2012.

CONCERNED CITIZENS OF CRESTVIEW: 5:30 p.m. first Thursdays, Allen Park, 895 McClelland St., Crestview.

FLYING NEEDLES QUILT GUILD: 9:30 a.m. second Thursdays at Niceville Church of Christ. Visitors and quilters are welcome.

CRESTVIEW PHOTO CLUB: 6:30-8:30 p.m. first Thursdays, Northwest Florida State College Robert L.F. Sikes Education Center, room 306, 805 U.S. Highway 90 E., Crestview.

NORTH OKALOOSA AMATEUR RADIO CLUB: 7 p.m. second Thursdays, Live Oak Baptist Church, 4565 Live Oak Church Road, Crestview. Call 398-7524 for details.

MAINSTREET CRESTVIEW ASSOCIATION: 8 a.m. third Thursdays, FAMU College of Pharmacy in downtown Crestview. Group improves and promotes Main Street and Crestview Community Redevelopment Agency businesses.

CRESTVIEW EXCHANGE CLUB: fourth Thursdays, Covenant Hospice, Crestview. Sharlene Cox, 682-6824.




STEAK NIGHT: 6 p.m. first Fridays. American Legion Post 75, 898 E. James Lee Blvd., Crestview. Cost: $15 per person; includes T-bone steak, baked potato, salad, bread and dessert. 689-3195.




TEEN WII: 2-4 p.m. Fridays, Crestview library, 1445 Commerce Drive. Wii playing for students in sixth through 12th grades.

ADULT/FAMILY NIGHT: 6-9 p.m. Saturdays, Convergence Coffeehouse, 498 Wilson St. N. Visitors may enjoy free refreshments, play games, watch old movies, or just fellowship.

KARAOKE: 8 p.m. Saturdays, American Legion Post 75, 898 E. James Lee Blvd., Crestview. 689-3195.

READ TO DOZER: 10-11 a.m. first Saturdays, Crestview library, 1445 Commerce Drive. For children ages 4 and up.

BOBBIN LACE GROUP: 11 a.m. first Saturdays, Heritage Museum, 115 Westview Ave., Valparaiso. Anyone may attend to inquire about the craft. 678-2615.

GOLD WING ROAD RIDERS ASSOCIATION: 9 a.m. to eat and 10 a.m. meeting third Saturdays of the month, Ryan's restaurant, Crestview. Dwayne Hopkins, 217-1001. All motorcyclists are welcome.

VFW HORSESHOE TOURNAMENT: 12 p.m. third Saturdays, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5450, 2240 W. James Lee Blvd., Crestview. Lynn Mobley, 682-5552.