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

‘HERITAGE ALIVE! CRAFT CLASS SERIES’: Learn a new skill and make something uniquely yours at the Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida. Space is limited. Pre-registration is required for all classes.  Call 678-2615 for more information or visit

Upcoming events include:


Wine Fundamentals, Saturday, July 15, 1-2:30 p.m. Learn the basics about wine, the processes, differences between red and white wine and food accompaniments. Sponsored by Twisted Grape. Cost: $20; or $15 for museum members.
Kid’s Basket Weaving: Saturday, Aug. 5, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Children will experience the excitement of weaving a functional basket that will last forever. All supplies included. Recommended for ages 8-18. Cost: $40; or $35 for museum members.
Mosaics: Wednesday, Aug. 16, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Create your own unique design using various objects. Bring your own mementos to incorporate. Cost: $30; or $25 for museum members.
Basket weaving: Saturday, Aug. 19, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Make a Corner Keeper Basket. Cost: $35; or $40 for museum members.
Jewelry Making: Friday, Aug. 25, 5-6 p.m. Make your own matching necklace and earrings. All supplies included. Cost: $30; or $25 for museum members.
Pine Needle Basketry, Saturday, Aug. 26, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Using the original Seminole technique, weave your own pine needle basket. Cost: $60; or $55 for museum members.
Mosaics: Saturday, Sept. 2, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Create your own unique design using various objects. Bring your own mementos to incorporate. Cost: $30; or $25 for museum members.
Knitting: Saturday, Sept. 16, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Learn basic stitches and begin a project of your choice. Bring yarn and size 8 circular needles. Cost: $20; or $15 for museum members
Loom Weaving: Wednesday, Sept. 20, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Weave on a loom with Sandy Sutton. Cost: $70; or $65 for museum members.


Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida is located at 115 Westview Ave., Valparaiso.

DINNER FOR PASTORS AND CITY OFFICIALS: 3-6 p.m. July 15, Carver-Hill School Center, 461 School Ave., Crestview. The Crestview Concerned Citizens Outreach’s annual dinner is for Northwest Florida pastors and their wives, and Crestview officials and their wives. It is free to attend. Contact Pearl Bess, 682-5733, or Catherine Dortch, 682-6287, for details.

CRESTVIEW HIGH CLASS OF 1977’S 40-YEAR CLASS REUNION: 6 p.m. July 15, Warriors Hall in Crestview. “We are searching for classmates that we have lost contact with,” an event organizer said. “If you haven't already received information about the reunion, contact Sharry," Tickets must be purchased in advance.

NORTH OKALOOSA CAREER  FAIR & VETERANS EXPO: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 20, Crestview Community Center, 1446 Commerce Drive. Free. Features more than 40 employers and veteran’s benefits information, education and training programs. On-site interviews for full-time, part-time and seasonal positions. Bring multiple resume copies. Go to for a list of participating employers and community partners. Contact Elizabeth Westby, or 833-7587, extension 210 to participate as an employer.

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS SENIOR BINGO: 10:30 a.m. July 20, Don Braun Hall, 701 James Lee Blvd. E, Crestview. Lunch will be served. Call 682-6126 to RSVP.

SISTER CITY FRANCE TRIP: The Crestview Area Sister City Program welcomes residents to join the Sept. 7-18 journey to Noirmoutier, France. Participants stay with host families in this immersive cultural and educational experience. They must join the Crestview Area Sister City Program and assume responsibility for their own air travel arrangements to and from France. Dues are currently $20 per individual, $2 per full-time student, and $30 per family. Details:

BAKER GATOR REUNION: Baker School Class of 1967 graduates seek classmates for their 50-year reunion Sept. 9 at the Baker Arena Community Center, 5503 U.S. Highway 4, Baker. Call 537-9191, 758-7966, 978-2135 or 978-1974 for details.

ARMY REUNION, 100TH ANNIVERSARY:  Sept. 13-17, Arlington, Virginia. The Second (Indianhead) Division Association is searching for anyone who served in the Army's 2nd Infantry Division at any time. The association will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the division, which was formed in France during World War I. Details: Secretary-treasurer Bob Haynes at, 224-225-1202, or visit 






3 p.m. July 20, Niceville Community Center, 204 Partin Drive N., Niceville.
3 p.m. Oct. 19, Robert L.F. Sikes Center, Northwest Florida State College, 805 E. James Lee Blvd., Crestview.
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

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: 7 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

GOVERNMENT ISSUES COMMITTEE: 8:30 a.m. July 12 at the chamber office, 1447 Commerce Drive.

AMBASSADORS 'LET'S DO LUNCH': 11:30 a.m. July 18, Johnny O'Quigley's Ale House, 1025 Industrial Drive, Crestview. Network, have lunch informally and get to know new chamber members. RSVP to

HEALTH & WELLNESS COMMITTEE: 8:30 a.m. July 19, chamber office, 1447 Commerce Drive, Crestview.  

PILOT COMMITTEE: noon July 20, Hub City Smokehouse, 168 Main St. S., Crestview. Guest speaker: Crestview News Bulletin and Santa Rosa Press Gazette Editor Thomas Boni. Group membership is for chamber members ages 21-41.

RIBBON CUTTING: noon July 21, SportClips, 1900 Ferdon Blvd. S, Suite 100, Crestview. The store is located in the new shopping center next to Publix. Go to to see what services SportClips offers.

CHAMBER BREAKFAST CANCELED: No July breakfast is scheduled. The next one is 7 a.m. Aug. 3 at the Crestview Community Center, 1446 Commerce Drive. Cost is $5 per person.