CRESTVIEW — Upcoming meetings for North Okaloosa County clubs and organizations, and those from surrounding areas, are as follows.



REPUBLICAN WOMEN OF OKALOOSA FEDERATED MEETING: Sept. 6 at the Wyndham Garden Hotel, 575 Santa Rosa Blvd., on Okaloosa Island. Socializing will begin at 11:30 a.m. A buffet lunch will be served at 12 p.m. There will be a “dine and dash” table for those who can only stay for a limited time. Non-members and guests are always welcome. Okaloosa County Public Safety Director Alvin Henderson will be the speaker. He will talk about hurricane safety. In addition, he will review Okaloosa County’s management plans and FEMA flood maps, among other things. Cost of the lunch is $18 for members and $20 for guests. To make a reservation, contact Donna Pattison at 651-5416 or by Saturday, Sept. 2. For more information about RWOF, visit

CHOCTAWHATCHEE AUDUBON SOCIETY:  6:30 p.m. Sept. 7, in room 400 of the Student Services building, Northwest Florida State College, 100 College Blvd., Niceville. Fred Bassett of Hummingbird Research Inc. will present information on Southeastern hummingbirds and Okaloosa migrations. Call or e-mail Don Baltz, 225-252-2760 or

CORRECTION: Organizers gave an incorrect date for the Mac Users Group's next meeting. It is actually 6:30 p.m. Sept. 11 in the Northwest Florida State College Student Services Center, Room 132, 100 College Blvd., Niceville. Eddie Branch will speak on making iCloud and Apple services work for you. Bring mobile devices and computers. Details:, or contact Jean Dutton, 862-3327 or

ARTS AND DESIGN SOCIETY LUNCHEON: 11:30 a.m. Sept. 27, Art Center Gallery, 17 First Street, SE, Fort Walton Beach. Speaker Kymberly Heartsong will discuss how artists can make their art work for them, explaining electronic reproduction, copyrights, Giclee prints, which online companies she recommends, and how to use an art image over and over again. Cost: $12 in advance or $15 after Sept. 25 or by calling Risa, 376-3901.

BIRD WALK: Meet 7:40 a.m. Sept. 30 at the Oak Creek Shopping Center parking lot by CVS in Niceville, U.S. Highway 20, and drive four miles to Fred Gannon Rocky Bayou State Park. Cost: $5 park entrance fee. Wear closed-toe shoes and bring bug spray, binoculars and water. Lenny Fenimore, 863-2039.




YOUTH NIGHT: 6-8:30 p.m. Mondays, Convergence Coffeehouse, 498 Wilson St. N. Visitors may enjoy free refreshments, play games, watch old movies, or fellowship.

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS: 8 p.m. Mondays, the clubhouse at 704 Robinson St., Crestview, for beginners and newcomers. Details: Jerry, 830-6218.

DOGWOOD GARDEN CLUB: 10:30 a.m. first Mondays, September through May, location to be announced. Details: 683-0839.

COUNTRY PATCHERS QUILT GUILD: 9:30 a.m. second Mondays, Antioch Baptist Church, 4824 Antioch Road, Crestview. Yearly membership: $20.

FREE AND ACCEPTED MASONS: 7 p.m. second and fourth Mondays, Mt. Ewell Lodge 131, U.S. Highway 198, Baker.

HELP OTHER PEOPLE EFFECTIVELY: 6 p.m. third Mondays at Community of Christ, Crestview.

COUNTRY PATCHERS QUILT GUILD: 9:30 a.m. fourth Mondays, Antioch Baptist Church, 4824 Antioch Road, Crestview. Sit-n-sew and workshop meeting.


FREE AND ACCEPTED MASONS: 7 p.m. second and fourth Mondays, Mount Ewell Lodge 131, U.S. Highway 198, Baker.





●8 a.m. Tuesdays at First Baptist Church of Garden City, 3140 Haskell-Langley Road, Crestview. Details: Mary Cole, 683-1899.

●5 p.m. weigh-in; meeting starts from 5:25-5:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church fellowship hall, 599 Eighth Ave., Crestview. Brooke Bratton, 225-8197.

SENIORS VS. CRIME: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, except holidays, 296 S. Ferdon Blvd., Suite 8, Crestview. Call 306-3176 to report incidents.

STORY TIME: 10:15 a.m. Tuesdays, Crestview Public Library, 1445 Commerce Drive. Children ages 3 to 5 can enjoy stories and activities, and make a simple craft.

CRESTVIEW KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS BINGO: Quarterly games 4:30-6 p.m.; regular games 6-9 p.m. every Tuesday at 701 James Lee Blvd., Crestview.

BAKER GARDEN CLUB: 10 a.m. first Tuesdays September through May at different locations. Liz Davis, 537-4512.

OSTOMY SUPPORT GROUP: 1 p.m. first Tuesdays, Wellness Center at Twin Cities Hospital, Niceville. A Registered Nurse is present, and meetings include details of specialty care and product innovations that may be helpful. Details: 389-7071.

CARVER-HILL MEMORIAL AND HISTORICAL SOCIETY: 5:30 p.m. first Tuesdays, Allen Park, 895 McClelland St., Crestview.

OPEN MIC POETRY AT THE LIBRARY: 6 p.m. second Tuesdays, Crestview Public Library, 1445 Commerce Drive, Crestview. Free event. Esther Hurwitz, 682-4432 or; Rick Sanders, 585-6399. Read poetry or play music.

SHOAL RIVER REPUBLICAN CLUB: 6 p.m. second Tuesdays of each month at Hideaway Pizza in downtown Crestview. Meeting starts at 6:30 p.m.

CRESTVIEW TOASTMASTERS: 6-7 p.m. second and fourth Tuesdays, Greater Federation of Women's Club building, 150 Woodlawn Drive, Crestview. Visitors are welcome. Details: Kathy Morrow, 974-3662.

AMERICAN LEGION POST 395: 5:30 p.m. third Tuesdays, Carver-Hill Museum, 895 S. McClelland St., Crestview. Cmdr. Raymond Nelson, 420-0706.

NORTH OKALOOSA PATRIOTS: 6:30 p.m. third Tuesdays, 150 N. Woodlawn Blvd., Crestview.




CRESTVIEW KIWANIS CLUB: 11:45 a.m. Wednesdays, Samuel's Roadhouse, 114 John King Road, Crestview.

KNITTING GROUP: 5-7 p.m. Wednesdays, Casbah Coffee Company, 196 Pine Ave. W, Crestview.

SONS OF ITALY, CRESTVIEW CHAPTER 2865: 6 p.m. third Wednesdays, Foxwood Country Club, Antioch Road. All people of American-Italian heritage may join. Group president Thomas Hughes, 682-3597,