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Friday, July 4 The Bowery: Geoff McBride treats his fans to melodic masterpieces that can best be described as extraordinarily positive musical celebrations of life, love and the human spirit from 8-11 p.m. at The Bowery On Thirty-A, 2052 W. County Hwy. 30A in Santa Rosa Beach. ArtWalk: Enjoy live music, works of art and artist demos at the First Friday ArtWalk from 5-8 p.m. at Ruskin Place in Seaside. Rosalina: Rosalina plays classic standards and show tunes on keyboard from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Fridays at Christiano’s Ristorante in Santa Rosa Beach.  Reservations recommended at 267-2185. Wine tasting: Taste three white and three red wines plus a gourmet tapas plate from 4-6 p.m. at Wild Olives, 104 N. Barrett Square in Rosemary Beach. Cost is $25/person. Biophilia Center: The Biophilia Center will be closed in July.   Saturday, July 5 Mermaid Tea Party: An imaginative collaboration of artists Mercedes Rodgers and Sol Davis, Mermaid Tea Party opens from 7-9 p.m. at Amavida Rosemary in North Barrett Square in Rosemary Beach. The two explore the whimsical possibilities of what an underwater tea party would look like. Beach clean-up: The South Walton Community Council’s annual July 5th beach clean-up begins at 7 a.m. to clean up debris from fireworks and other Independence Day activities. Locations are Miramar Beach, Dune Allen Beach, Ed Walline Park, Blue Mountain Beach, Grayton Beach, Santa Clara Beach in Seagrove, Inlet Beach and Seaside. A coordinator will provide trash bags, gloves and bottled water to volunteers. Call 314-3749 or email sharon.thompson@mchsi.com.   Sunday, July 6 Sunday Cinema: A free movie, “Up,” begins at 8 p.m. in the Events Plaza at the Village of Baytowne Wharf. Summer Sunday Concerts: Gulf Place on 30A will host a free concert with Hubba Hubba from 6-9 p.m. on the Amphitheater lawn. Bring chairs and blankets. 30A Farmers’ Market: This community event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sundays and Thursdays in Town Center in Rosemary Beach features fresh vegetables, fruits, eggs, honey, cheese and more.   Monday, July 7 Groovin’ On The Green: Enjoy free musical entertainment with The Rowdies from 7-9 p.m. on the Village Green in Carillon Beach. Bring beverage, chairs or blankets and coolers. Reggae Cruise: A Summer Sunset Reggae Cruise on the Solaris with legendary Bob Marley guitarist, Junior Marvin, leaves Baytowne Marina in Sandestin  at 7 p.m. Cost is $100 per person, including three-hour cruise, concert and authentic Jamaican dinner. Reserve tickets at www.SunQuestCruises.com or call 650-2519.   Tuesday, July 8 Cinema Under The Stars: Bring a blanket or low back chair to enjoy the movie “The Emperor’s New Groove” under the stars from 8-10 p.m. July 8 in the Alys Beach Amphitheatre on Somerset Street. County Commissioners: The Walton County Board of County Commissioners will hold special meetings to discuss the Parking Needs Assessment in South Walton County at 3 p.m. July 8 at the South Walton County Courthouse Annex, 31 Coastal Centre Blvd. in Santa Rosa Beach. Boomin’ Tuesdays: Enjoy lawn games and inflatables from 7-9 p.m. in the Events Plaza at Baytowne Wharf. Fireworks light up the sky over the Lagoon at 9:15 p.m. Seaside Shorts: Cool off while enjoying a variety of bite-sized short plays at 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at the Seaside Repertory Theatre, 216 Quincy Circle in Santa Rosa Beach. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at www.lovetherep.com.   Wednesday, July 9 Seaside Summer Concerts: Celebrate summer with the sounds of Mama Dear at 7 p.m. in the Seaside Amphitheater. Event is free. Book signing: Sundog Books in Seaside will host a book signing of “The White Dress in Color” by Beth Chapman from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday Night Concert Series: A free concert with Denton Hatcher from 7-9 p.m. in the Events Plaza at The Village of Baytowne Wharf at Sandestin Call 267-8186. Movies and more: Aprogram on sea turtles will be followed by the movie “Finding Nemo” at 5:30 p.m. in the Recreation Hall at Camp Helen State Park. A parent or guardian must accompany children. Admission into the park is free, although donations are requested for the Friends of Camp Helen State Park. Call 233-5059. Summer Concert Series: Bring blankets and low back chairs to enjoy music with Chris Alvarado from 7-9 p.m. in the Alys Beach Amphitheatre. Grand Boulevard Farmers’ Market: The new market will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Grand Park between Cantina Laredo and Tommy Bahama’s.Vendors will offer locally sourced food-based items including produce, eggs, milk, butter, grass-fed beef, chicken, lamb, and pork, honey, pickled vegetables and gourmet jams.   Thursday, July 10 Beach Blast: Elephant Walk restaurant in Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort will have a free evening of entertainment on the beach at 6 p.m. Activities include beach bonfires, live music by Bo Adams, children’s activities, bounce houses, face painting, balloon sculpting, a photo lounge, s’mores, and a fireworks show. Select activities are at an additional cost. Patio seating available for dinner at Elephant Walk. Make reservations at 267-4800. Magical Thursday: Captain Davy performs a magic show from 7-9 p.m. in the Events Plaza at Baytowne Wharf. Art classes: Mary Hong will teach Glass Collage on Canvas from 10 a.m. to noon July 10 and 11 at the Bayou Arts Center, 105 Hogtown Bayou Lane in Santa Rosa Beach. The cost is $85, or $75/CAA members. To register, call 622-5970, or email Lee@CulturalArtsAlliance.com. WCEDA: The Walton County Economic Development Alliance will meet at noon July 10 at the Walton Area Chamber of Commerce Conference Room, 63 South Centre Trail in Santa Rosa Beach. Moonlight and Movies: Blankets and lawn chairs welcome for a fun movie night to view “The Lego Movie” (PG) under the stars at 8:15 p.m. on the Western Green in Rosemary Beach. Workshop: The Walton County Board of Commissioners will hold a Workshop at 9 a.m. at the Walton County Courthouse in DeFuniak Springs. Shrimp Boil: Grayton Beach Catering hosts a sunset shrimp boil and bonfire on the beach at 6 p.m. GBC provides dinner, bonfire with S’mores, beach chairs, music, soda and water. Bring adult beverages. Cost is $50/adults and $20/children under 12. Hot dogs with chips are available for children under 12 for $10. Reservations required by 10 a.m. Thursdays atwww.graytonbeachcatering.com/shrimp-boil-thursdays or call 231-1090.   Friday, July 11 AAF: American Advertising Federation Emerald Coast chapter will meet from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Cantina Laredo at Grand Boulevard for installation of officers and board of directors and lunch. Cost of lunch is $15. Central Square Cinema: Grab your blankets for a free movie, “Frozen.” at 8 p.m. under the stars at the Seaside Amphitheater. Grayton Beer Concert: Grayton Beer and Peddlers Pavilion in Seacrest Beach present a 30A Summer Concert Series with Reed Waddle from 6-10 p.m.  Beer and wine available through Peddlers Pub. Topsail tour: Learn about campfires and campfire cooking from 2-3 p.m. July 11 at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park in Santa Rosa Beach. Park entry fee is $6 per vehicle. Call 267-8330.

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