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

BLUE ANGELS HOMECOMING AIR SHOW: 9:30 a.m. Nov. 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 Food and memorabilia will be available at numerous concession stands. Pets and coolers are not permitted.

 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.

EMERALD COAST HONOR GAMES: 7:15 a.m. Nov. 11, LuLu's restaurant, Destin. Breakfast, $10 per person. Honor game event proceeds go toward $100,000 goal for suicide prevention for veterans. ECHG events include a Ruck 22 march, national anthem, raising of the colors, military demonstrations and vehicle displays, a raffle, prizes and the honor games competition. Attendees include Congressman Matt Gaetz and Rep. Mel Ponder, who will listen to members of the Special Operations Survivors. Attendees may also register to walk in the Ruck 22 march, which is 9:30 a.m. Nov. 11 at Destin Middle School. They'll walk 22 honorary laps around the track with soldiers in honor of veterans who have committed suicide. All ages and abilities welcome. Cost is $22 at the event or

RESTORE ACT WITH DON GAETZ: 5:30–7 p.m. Nov. 14, Room 302 of the Northwest Florida State College Student Services Center, 100 College Blvd., Niceville.  The League of Women Voters of Okaloosa County invites everyone to catch up with former State Sen. Don Gaetz, now of Triumph Gulf Coast, who will discuss County Commission-approved RESTORE Act projects, fund dispersal and when the work will begin. Free event; RSVP to Detail: Mary Blackwell, 850-621-4088.

SENIOR BINGO: 10:30 a.m. Nov. 16, Don Braun Knights of Columbus Hall, 701 James Lee Blvd. E., Crestview. The Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary event includes lunch. Call Rosemary at 682-6126 to RSVP.

PIONEER DAY: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 18, Fred Gannon Rocky Bayou State Park, 4281 State Road 20, Niceville. Family-oriented event. Activities include making rag dolls, dipping candles, churning butter and learning pioneer survival skills. Demonstrations include campfire cooking, blacksmithing and beekeeping. A 19th century chuck wagon will be on display, as well as toys and fishing tackle from days gone by. Children will enjoy the storyteller. Food concessions available. Admission costs $5 per car with up to eight people. No pets allowed. Rain date, noon to 3 p.m. Nov. 19. Details: 833-9144.

WASTE PRO HOLIDAY CLOSURE, SCHEDULE: Waste Pro will be closed Nov. 23 in observance of Thanksgiving. Residential garbage collection will take place Nov. 27 instead. Thursday (Thanksgiving Day) and Friday recycling will be picked up Nov. 24.


COMMISSIONERS TO MEET WITH TRIUMPH GULF COAST: 8:30 a.m. Nov. 13, in the County Commission Chambers at the Okaloosa County Administration Building, 1250 N. Eglin Parkway, Shalimar. They will discuss county projects for pre-application submission to Triumph Gulf Coast, Inc., which oversees the use of funds received due to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. All interested persons are invited to attend and be heard.

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

AMBASSADORS 'LET'S DO LUNCH' & WAFFLE HOUSE RIBBON CUTTING: 1 p.m. Nov. 14, Waffle House, 1130 Ferdon Blvd. N., Crestview. Network, socialize, and enjoy lunch in a very informal, no-pressure setting. Meeting followed by 2 p.m. ribbon cutting. Invite a new member, a friend, a co-worker, or someone who is thinking about joining the chamber to have lunch with you. RSVP to

MAC COMMITTEE: 11 a.m. Nov. 14, Samuel's Roadhouse, Crestview. Membership fees apply to this committee. Marian McBryde, Committee Chair,

PILOT COMMITTEE: 3 p.m. Nov. 17, McAlister's Deli, 2100 Ferdon Blvd. S., Suite 110, Crestview. Young professionals ages 21-41 meet to encourage and enhance professional development in young leaders of the Crestview community.

AMBASSADOR COMMITTEE MEETING: 8:30 a.m. Nov. 29, Crestview chamber office, 107 Commerce Blvd. Become more involved in the Crestview chamber of commerce, network and grow your business. Amber Ellis or Karen Donaldson,