FRIENDS OF THE CRESTVIEW LIBRARY: 10:30 a.m. Nov. 17, Crestview Public Library, 1445 Commerce Drive. Consider joining for $10. Refreshments served.

SENIOR BINGO: 10:30 a.m. Nov. 17, Don Braun Hall, 701 E. James Lee Blvd., Crestview. Presented by the Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary. Lunch will be served. Call 612-6325 to RSVP.

‘BABES IN TOYLAND’: 7 p.m. Nov. 18 and 19, and 2:30 p.m. Nov. 20 at Florida Chautauqua Theatre, 848 Baldwin Ave., DeFuniak Springs. The family-friendly performances include action and music. Tickets cost $15 for adults and $12 for students ages 22 and younger. 892-9494.

'THE NUTCRACKER 'BALLET: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 18 and 19, and 2:30 p.m. Nov. 20 at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center. Debut of the Northwest Florida Ballet Symphony Orchestra led by composer and conductor David Ott. $38 for adults and $18 for children 12 and under.

LIBRARY THANKSGIVING SCHEDULE: Holiday hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Nov. 23 at the Crestview Public Library, 1445 Commerce Drive. The library will be closed Nov. 24 and 25 for Thanksgiving Day. Regular hours resume Nov. 26, with the library being open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

WASTE PRO THANKSGIVING SCHEDULE: Waste Pro will be closed Nov. 24 to observe Thanksgiving Day. Recycling usually picked up Thursday and Friday will be picked up Nov. 25; residential garbage collection will be moved to Nov. 28.

FAMILY LIBRARY TIME:  6:30 p.m. Nov. 29, Crestview Public Library, 1445 Commerce Drive. Topic: Drum Circle with Pathdrummer. For ages 4 and up; limited to the first 20 kids. Free tickets available at 6 p.m. before presentation.

'A CHRISTMAS CAROL' CONCERT: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 1 and 2, and 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 3, Northwest Florida State College, Sprint Theater, 100 College Blvd., Crestview. Production combines vocalists, dancers and theater students. Features four Crestview residents.

FIRST TUESDAY LECTURE: 10:30 a.m., Dec. 6, Crestview Public Library, 1445 Commerce Drive. Pat Hollarn, Crestview Centennial Committee chair, presents, "Crestview through the Century."

‘A PETER WHITE CHRISTMAS’ JAZZ PERFORMANCE: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 10, Mattie Kelly Arts Center, Northwest Florida State College, 100 College Blvd., Niceville. Accompanying guitarist White are trumpeter Rick Braun and saxophonist Euge Groove. Reservation required. Front-section seating costs $80 each; general admission costs $40 each. Order at seabreeze.fm or call 729-6000.

FREE GENEALOGY WORKSHOP: 5:30 p.m. Dec. 12, Crestview Public Library, 1445 Commerce Drive. One-on-one help sessions start at 6:15 p.m. 849-9468.

NORTH OKALOOSA CUB SCOUTS ACCEPTING NEW MEMBERS: Rising first- through fifth-grade boys now can join the Cub Scouts. Registration, through December, costs $14; annual membership costs $24. A Boys Life Magazine subscription costs $12. Scholarships and earning opportunities are available through pack fundraising.

North Okaloosa groups include:


Pack 530, which meets at Crosspoint Church’s south Crestview campus. Contact Cubmaster TJ Tajalle, 573-842-8214 or tj.tajalle@gmail.com, for more information.
Pack 799, which meets Mondays at First United Methodist Church in Crestview. Contact Cubmaster John Humphrey, 380-6977 or johnhumphrey@embarqmail.com, for details.
Pack 532, which meets at First Baptist Church of Holt. Contact Cubmaster Courtney Strom, 228-365-1995 or cejeos5@gmail.com, for details.
Pack 731 also meets in Crestview. Contact pack chair Mike Wing, 902-3556 or mikecwing@yahoo.com, for details.


Crestview Boy Scout membership is available for sixth-grade through 18-year-old males. Contact Rae Schwartz, bakerny@yahoo.com, or Bryant Perkins, Bryant.Perkins@scouting.org, for details.

CHRISTMAS CANTATA: 6 p.m. Dec. 16, Mount Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church, 502 McDonald St., Crestview. Theme: "The Prince of Peace." Free to attend. Rehearsals are 7 p.m. Nov. 14; 7:30 p.m. Nov. 21; 7 p.m. Nov. 28; 7:30 p.m. Dec. 5; and 7 p.m. Dec. 12 at the Carver-Hill School Center, 461 School Ave., Crestview. Darlene Jenkins, 398-6310.


CRESTVIEW COMMUNITY GARDEN FARMERS & CRAFT MARKET: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. third Saturdays, 157 Main St. S., Crestview.