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May 11th

Saturday, May 11th is Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive!

A charitable initiative conducted by the United States Postal Service, National Rural Letter Carriers’ Association & National Association of Letter Carriers in the United States!

It’s easy to participate in the nation’s largest food drive. Follow these steps:

1. Place some non-perishable food in/by your mailbox.

2. Your letter carrier will pick it up.

3. They deliver it to our local food banks.

In 2019, more than 150,213 pounds of food were collected and distributed to 27 food banks across Okaloosa and Walton counties.

May 11th

The next Community Bike ride will be on Saturday, May 11th and start and end at the Gregg Chapel Family Center (15 Carson Dr SE), with a free helmet fitting and giveaway at 8:30am and the ride starting promptly at 9am. The bike ride will end at 10am immediately before the Family Community Day Event starts. Click here for more info

May 11th

Please join us on Saturday, May 11th from 10am to 2pm for fun Family Community Day at the Gregg Chapel Family Center located at 15 Carson Dr SE. We will have family activities, a bounce house, free hamburgers and hotdogs, a K-9 demo, as well as 25 non-profit organization booths. Get more info here

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May 16th

Ahoy mateys! Join us on a voyage across the solar system, where you landlubbers will learn the ways in which pirates used the planets and stars to navigate the Seven Seas. Avast, ye scallywags, to learn which planet was the most helpful to pirates, which one would trick them, and which one is full of craters named after sailors. We’ll sail past Neptune, the god of the sea, and his mermaid moons, and learn fun facts about Billy Bowlegs and his crew. We’ll end our voyage by sailing through the constellations and sharing stories of the mythical creatures and monsters that lie just under the waters, waiting for you scurvy dogs to find them. Savvy? Pirate costumes encouraged! Recommended for ages 5+

Our Planetarium is an inflatable dome. Guests sit on cushions on the floor of the planetarium to view the show. Space is limited; purchasing tickets in advance is highly recommended for this reason. On Planetarium Night, please arrive at least 10 minutes before your scheduled showing. In case of no-shows/late shows: reserved spots will be released at show time to make space for the next party.

Shows begin at 6 and 7 pm and last approximately 45 minutes. Click here for more info

May 16th – 20th

The Billy Bowlegs Pirate Festival is held along the beautiful Emerald Coast of Florida in Fort Walton Beach. Named after legendary pirate William Augustus Bowles (aka Billy Bowlegs), this family-friendly, pirate themed celebration is in its 68th year. The festival features the Pre-Invasion on Thursday night, a Pirate Skirmish between the Krewe of Bowlegs and the mayor of Fort Walton Beach on Friday night, the Pirate Landing when Captain Billy Bowlegs and his Krewe attempt to capture the city and mayor on Saturday afternoon, and the celebratory Torchlight Parade on Monday night. Other festivities include the highly popular treasure hunt, a fireworks show, live music, an arts and crafts festival, and delicious food and beverages. Click here for more info

May 17th – 18th

May 21st

It’s time for the World’s Greatest Baby Shower and all pregnant women and parents of babies 6 months or younger from Okaloosa and Walton counties are invited! Join The Healthy Start Coalition at the Destin-Fort Walton Beach Convention Center on Okaloosa Island, Tuesday, May 21st, starting at 5:30pm. Admission is absolutely free! The World’s Greatest Baby Shower will have snacks, games, prizes, and much more! For more information call 833-9284 or visit Healthy Start Okaloosa-Walton on Facebook!

June 1st

Discover Science Saturday: Star Wars Summer Kick Off is June 1st from 10:30am to 1pm at the Emerald Coast Science Center. Don those Jedi robes or Storm Trooper armor and prepare for some fun photo ops along with participating in our Ozobot Star Wars challenge (these are the droids you are looking for), make your own Yoda puppet mask (“Do. Or do not. There is no try.”), and travel through the galaxy with fun Star Wars-inspired games on the sciPad (Help us, Obi-Wan Kenobi. You’re our only hope for summer fun!). Schedule
-Hands-on activities available from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
-sciPad games from 12:00-1:00 p.m.

Access to all activities included with general admission pricing (which means current Science Center members get in FREE). $12 adults/$12 seniors/$12 kids/kids 2 and under FREE. More details here.

June 14th

Pinot & Pioneers is June 14th from 6pm to 8pm at the Emerald Coast Science Center. Grab a glass of vino and discover the pioneers that shaped our world as we showcase several of our Animal Ambassadors and discuss the groundbreaking scientists they were named after. Come for the snacks, drinks, and cute critters, and stay for the awe-inspiring stories. This event is limited to 25 guests; we recommend grabbing your tickets online or call us at 850-664-1261 to secure your space.

Pricing: Nonmembers: $12 • Members: $10 Ticket price includes event access plus two drink tickets for beer, wine, or soda and light snacks.
Event for guests ages 21 and up. More details here.

July 20th

Sip & Science: Lost in Space is July 20th at Emerald Coast Science Center. Shows are at 6pm and 7:30pm. Sip & Science: Lost in Space takes our usual fun antics appropriate for adults age 21 and up, and turns it into a journey through space (with wine). Join us for this fun and interactive planetarium show, including beer, a specialty cocktail, and appetizers.

The Planetarium is an inflatable dome. Guests sit on cushions on the floor of the planetarium to view the show. Space is limited. Please arrive at least 10 minutes before your scheduled showing to check in, grab your drinks and apps, and get settled.

$20 for nonmembers/$18 for members. Ticket price includes admission to 1 planetarium show, access to our Space Stations, 2 drink tickets for adult beverages (beer, specialty cocktail, wine, and soda available), and food. Ages 21 and up only More details here.

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