CRESTVIEW — Several events today will allow north Okaloosa County residents to leave the house and enjoy fine spring weather.
Whether noshing barbecue, getting a car wash, swinging a golf club, petting a horse or choosing summer beach reading, there's something for a variety of interests.
Here's a rundown of events:
Baker School band 'Swing for the Music'
From 8-11 a.m., Foxwood Country Club, 4927 Antioch Road, hosts a second annual charity golf tournament benefiting the Sound of the Swamp. All proceeds go toward the band's travel, equipment and uniform expenses.
Registration is $50 per player, or $40 for Foxwood club members, and includes lunch. Door prizes will be awarded and a silent auction includes a one-night stay for two in Biloxi, Miss.
Crestview High School chorus carwash and bake sale
The award-winning, 130-voice high school chorus will wash cars for donations from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Carquest, 689 N. Ferdon Blvd., and AutoZone, 2045 S. Ferdon Blvd., in Crestview.
At the same time, the chorus will hold a bake sale at Sears, 1133 Industrial Drive. Funds from both events benefit the school's choral music program, including travel expenses and maintaining performance wardrobes and equipment.
Friends of the Crestview Library book sale
Thousands of books and videos in multiple genres pack the Crestview Public Library meeting room and fill tables on the front porch during the Friends of the Library's semi-annual book sale, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and tomorrow.
All proceeds support the library, including its new-book acquisition fund, which this year's city budget excluded.
Triple B Blackwater, Bluegrass and BBQ Cook-Off
From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Crestview's downtown historic district will be filled with the aroma of freshly smoked barbecue and will echo with local groups’ music during the Crestview Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual community barbecue festival.
Music stages at either end of Main Street bracket the four-block festival. In between, there's a variety of food, fun, art and — new this year — local artists displaying their talents. Admission is free.
Safe Haven Horse Rescue Celebration
Everything equine will be celebrated from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Safe Haven Horse Rescue farm, 8321 Stokes Road, Laurel Hill. Country singer Ed Tanza will entertain as visitors tour the stables, pet horses and participate in an auction.
Admission is $5 for adults; free for children age 6 or younger. A hamburger or hotdog lunch will be $5 for adults; free for children 6 and under. Bring a lawn chair to relax and enjoy the music.
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