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."

LAUREL HILL CHRISTMAS PARADE: 3 p.m. Dec. 10, starting at the industrial park on New Ebenezer Road. The route continues across Highway 85, down Fourth Street and up Third Street. It ends on Second Avenue at the Laurel Hill post office.

‘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 or call 729-6000.

'JOURNEY TO THE MANGER' MUSICAL: 10:30 a.m. Dec. 11 and 7 p.m. Dec. 12, First Baptist Church of Crestview, 171 E. Hickory Ave. Free. “Discover the meaning of Christmas on a journey through time ... the Depression Era, Italy during the Renaissance, the streets of England, a simple little church in Austria, the manger, and the 21st century,” a media release states. Details: 682-2544.

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.

CHRISTMAS CONCERT: 7 p.m. Dec. 12, Warriors Hall, Stillwell Boulevard, Crestview. Traditional Christmas music by North Okaloosa Community and Pensacola Bay Concert Bands. Free admission, but donations accepted. Proceeds go to group costs and the hall's piano upkeep.

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, for more information.
Pack 799, which meets Mondays at First United Methodist Church in Crestview. Contact Cubmaster John Humphrey, 380-6977 or, for details.
Pack 532, which meets at First Baptist Church of Holt. Contact Cubmaster Courtney Strom, 228-365-1995 or, for details.
Pack 731 also meets in Crestview. Contact pack chair Mike Wing, 902-3556 or, for details.


Crestview Boy Scout membership is available for sixth-grade through 18-year-old males. Contact Rae Schwartz,, or Bryant Perkins,, 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. 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.