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

PLANT SALE, FOOD PANTRY BENEFIT: 7 a.m. to noon Oct. 28 at First Presbyterian Church of Crestview's parking lot, 492 Ferdon Blvd. N. Over 150 plants will be available for purchase, with all proceeds benefiting local food pantries. Donations also accepted.

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 and a silent auction with sponsored 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.

SPEEDEE PRINTING & LOU LOU BEANS RELAY FUNDRAISER: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 3, 961 Ferdon Blvd. S, Crestview. Donate $5 or buy a lunch plate and receive a Lou Lou Beans coupon for 40 percent off. The coupon is valid Nov. 3 and 4 only. All proceeds benefit Relay for Life.

HOME BUYERS BOOTCAMP SEMINARS: 9-11 a.m. Nov. 4, 1-3 p.m. Nov 4, or 1-3 p.m. Nov. 5 at Comfort Inn & Suites, 900 Southcrest Drive, Crestview. First-time homebuyers may attend free seminar for details like where to start, the steps in the process and other information from industry experts including lenders, title agents and real estate agents. Contact Andrew Tveit, 603- 9088 or, to RSVP due to limited seating.

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.

 HISTORY SANDWICHED-IN: noon Nov. 10, Heritage Museum, 115 Westview Ave., Valparaiso. Free to attend. Edward L. Hubbard, author and artist, will discuss the "Human Potential: A State of Mind." He'll share life experiences and lessons learned while in captivity for six and a half years in North Vietnam, to help create a new attitude where people become passionately committed to the revitalization of America. Bring a sandwich. Call 678-2615 to RSVP due to limited space.

PINE FOREST UNITED METHODIST FESTIVAL & CAR SHOW: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 11, Pine Forest United Methodist Church, 2800 Wilde Lake Blvd., Pensacola. Over 160 arts, crafts and other vendors, food, and live music. Free admission and parking. Door prizes. Proceeds used for community ministries. or 944-0170.

RELAY FOR LIFE PRINCESS BALL: 6-9 p.m. Nov. 11, Crestview Community Center, 1446 Commerce Drive. Father-daughter dance for girls age 13 and younger and their escorts. Moms may take pictures of the official entrance of their princesses. Only princesses and their escorts may dine and dance. Tickets are $40 for each princess and her escort, and $15 for each additional princess in the family. There are only 300 tickets available for the event. All net proceeds benefit the Crestview Relay For Life. Details: Chris Cox, 902-1075, or Loney Whitley, 537-4654 or 603-3500. Ticket pick-up is 5:30-6:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, and 9-10 a.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at Panera Bread in south Crestview.


TRANSPORTATION PLANNING ORGANIZATION MEETING: 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

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