CRESTVIEW — Upcoming North Okaloosa County events and surrounding area activities are as follows.

SPRING CRAFT DEMO PARTY: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 11, Laurel Hill Presbyterian Church, 8115 4th St., Laurel Hill. Cost is $5 per person. RSVP by contacting April Gibson Tucker, 902-0937 (call or text). Event listed on as Laurel Hill Arts n Crafts and on Facebook at Stokes-Gibson Farm. 

PLANT CLINIC: 9 a.m. to noon April 13, Extension Annex, 127 Hollywood Blvd., Fort Walton Beach.Okaloosa County Master Gardeners wil inspect attendees' plant problem and answer gardening questions. Bring a sample of the problem plant in a plastic bag for assessment; or take a picture with your phone and bring that if the plant or tree is too large to bring.

VEGETABLE GARDENING WORKSHOP: 10-11 a.m. April 18, County Annex building, 127 Hollywood Blvd., Fort Walton Beach. Linda Timothy of Destin presents. Learn to create raised bed gardening beds for lettuce, broccoli, and many varieties of beans, okra, eggplant, tomatoes and herbs and her favorite gardening tool. Free event. Call 689-5850 to reserve a seat.

IMPACT 100 GRANT WORKSHOP FOR NON-PROFITS: 8:30 a.m. to noon April 19 at the fellowship hall of Grace Lutheran Church, 4325 Commons Drive W, Destin. Registration ends April 12. The organization is taking applications for Arts & Culture, Education, Environment, Family, and Health & Recreation projects. The form is online at

SPRING FAM JAM: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 21 in the amphitheatre at Northwest Florida State College, 100 College Blvd., Niceville. Family and music festival with arts and crafts vendors, live entertainment, food and beverage vendors, a color run, and other activities. Proceeds benefit Autism Spectrum of the Emerald Coast. or ASEC, 496-3062.

ARTISTS WANTED: The annual Laurel Hill Arts & Heritage Festival is 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 28. Artists, crafters, cottage food makers and historic re-enactors and heritage organizations will be at this year's festival. There is no charge for 10-by-10 booth spaces, though a $10 donation is requested for the sound technician. No company salespeople, please. Contact Brian Hughes at 682-2835 or for more information.

CRESTVIEW FOOTBALL, CHEER REGISTRATION: The Crestview Area Youth Association is registering children ages 5-14 for football and cheerleading. Discounts are available for siblings. Registration costs $110 February through April. A payment plan is available. Visit for registration and details. CAYA is not affiliated with the Hub City Bulldogs.

CARVER-HILL SCHOLARSHIP: Applications for Carver-Hill Memorial & Historical Society's first annual scholarship award are available at area high schools, local churches and the Carver-Hill Museum, 899 McClelland St., Crestview. Applications should be postmarked by the May 1 deadline. Details: Tonsiaweda Hayes,, 850-621-4187; Caroline Ferguson,, 973-432-4829; and David Wheeler,, 850-685-1698.


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: 6 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. April 11, chamber office, 1447 Commerce Drive, Crestview. Guest speaker: Teresa Gaillard, Growth Management director for the City of Crestview.

RIBBON CUTTING: noon April 11, chamber office, 1447 Commerce Drive. Celebrating "Vacations Designed for You" Cruise Planners.

BUSINESS AFTER HOURS: 5:30 p.m. April 12, 502 Ferdon Blvd. S., Crestview. Hosted by White Sands Podiatry. Catering by Pounders, and adult beverages for those 21 and older.

AMBASSADORS 'LET'S DO LUNCH': 11:30 a.m. April 17, Cracker Barrel, Crestview. This is a "pay your own way" event with all menu items will be offered. RSVP to

RIBBON CUTTING: 4 p.m. April 17, Gulf Coast Home Health, 2207 Ferdon Blvd. S, Crestview. Celebrating the organization's new location.

AMBASSADOR COMMITTEE: 8:30 a.m. April 25, Crestview chamber, 1447 Commerce Drive. Amber Ellis,

HEALTH FAIR: Visit the events tab at or call 682-3212 to sponsor or purchase a booth for the chamber's 2018 Annual Health Fair. The event is 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 4 at the Crestview Community Center, 1446 Commerce Drive.


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

SATURDAY IN THE PARK FESTIVAL: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 28, Festival includes a 5k run/walk and fun run. Registration is required for the 5k. Vendor space is available. Call 678-2615 for information.

PINE NEEDLE BASKETRY: 5-8 p.m. May 1 and May 8, Heritage Museum. Two-part class by Joy Stoy. Learn to weave longleaf pine into baskets using the original Seminole techniques $60 or $55 for museum members. All materials included. RSVP due to limited space:678-2615.

MOTHER'S DAY VICTORIAN TEA: 2 p.m. May 12, Cost is $20 per person. Attendees will experience a history program about Victorian te etiquette, costume and traditions while sampling a variety of teas and light refreshments. Space is limited. Call 678-2615 to make a reservation.

'CAN YOU DIG IT?' HOME SCHOOL FRIDAY: 1-2:30 p.m. May 18, $7 per student, one adult is free but $3 per additional adult, In "Can You Dig It?" Students will uncover the past and engage their critical thinking skills in a hands-on simulated archaeology dig. Working with a real archaeologist, students will learn the basic principles and techniques of archaeology. 678-2615 to register.