CHRISTMAS OUTDOOR DECORATING CONTEST: The City of Destin’s Holiday Committee will be forming to survey and select the best Christmas Holiday Decorations in six major categories:
- Best Decorated Home: This will include single homes, duplexes (best side), mobile homes, etc.
- Best Decorated Business: This will include restaurants, shops, department stores, schools, professional offices, etc.
- Best Decorated Organization: This category includes entrances to homeowner’s associations, golf courses, etc.
- Best overall Holiday: This category includes all homes, business, and organizations throughout the City Limits that go above and beyond.
- Best on the Harbor: This category is for homes on the harbor.
- Best Decorated Condominiums: This category includes entrances to condominiums and the property as a whole.
Judging will take place December 15th through December 17th within the City Limits of Destin. All decorations must remain up from December 15th through December 31st. Winners will be announced by December 21st and will be recognized by the Mayor in January. If you think someone’s decorations deserves special attention you can bring it to the Judge’s attention by phoning (850)837-4242 or email Recreation@cityofdestin.com
SPRING CARFT SHOW: The City of Destin’s 13TH Annual Spring Craft Show will be held at the Community Center on Friday, February 22nd from 11am–4pm and Saturday, February 23rd from 9am–3pm. There will be over 70 vendors showing handcrafted jewelry, woodcarvings, paintings, food items and much more! Vendor booths are available for $45/Destin residents and $55/non-residents. Space is limited so vendors need to register early. Admission is free to the public. Please call the Destin Community Center at 850-654-5184 for more information
AEROBICS: Starting December 3rd a low impact aerobics class will be offered at the Destin Community Center on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9:00am to 10:00am. Please bring water and a towel. Cost is $3 per session. For more information please call 850-654-5184.
DANCE EXERCISE: Beginning Thursday, November 1, the Destin Community Center will be offering a dance exercise class every Monday and Thursday night from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm. This class is for men and women of all ages and incorporates modern dance styles, yoga, and Tai Chi movements. The fee is $3/session nonresidents and $2/session Destin residents. For additional information, please call: 850-654-5184.
PICKLEBALL: Play Pickleball at Destin Community Center. Sessions are Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 10:30am until 1:30pm. Fee is $3 for non-residents and $2 for Destin (year-round) residents. Racquets and balls are available; just bring your gym shoes! To get additional information call: 850-654-5184.
ZUMBA GOLD: Zumba Gold classes, at the Destin Community Center, will be held every Thursday from 11:00am – 12:00pm beginning November 1, 2018. Zumba Gold is a low impact class using Latin music for fitness/dance. Fee is $6 per session. For more information please call 850-654-5184.
CHAIR YOGA: Chair Yoga classes at the Destin Community Center will be on Thursdays, 10:00am – 11:00am, beginning November 1, 2018. Chair Yoga consists of performing traditional yoga poses from a chair for lower impact. The cost is $4 per class and is open to everyone. For more information call 850-654-5184.
TABLE TENNIS: Table Tennis at the Destin Community Center is available for spirited competition on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9am-12pm. Paddles and balls are provided. Fee: $3 for non-residents or $2 for Destin (year-round) residents. For more information call 850-654-5184.
GAME ROOM: The game room at the Destin Community Center is open to children age 10 and older. Children under 10 years must be accompanied by an adult. The game room has a pool table, air hockey and foosball. The game room is open Monday through Thursday (8:00am-9:00pm) and Friday (8:00am-6:00pm). For more information call 850-654-5184.
CAPOEIRA: Capoeira classes are offered at the Destin Community Center on Thursdays: 7:00pm for children and adults of all ages. Capoeira is a Brazilian Martial Art that combines the elements dance, acrobatics and music. Please call 850-654-5184 for more information.
DESTIN SENIOR MEMBERSHIP: Join the Destin Seniors Membership to enjoy multiple festivities including the senior lunch bunch, pot luck, casino trips, cruises, bingo, chair exercise, knitting, scrabble, and Mexican dominoes. Members must be a Destin Resident to join. For more information about becoming a member of the Destin Seniors, please call the Destin Community Center 850-654-5184.
SENIOR KNITTING: Senior knitting sessions and lessons for beginners and all skill levels are held at the Destin Senior Center (at Buck Destin Park, 724 Legion Drive) every Wednesday, 1:00pm – 2:30pm. No registration required, just drop in. For more information call 850-654-5184.
DESTIN SENIOR CHAIR EXERCISE 50+ YEARS: Destin Senior Chair Exercise classes are offered at the Buck Destin Park Monday and Wednesday mornings 10:00am – 10:45am for Destin residents. The chair exercise consists of performing light exercises to help improve balance, flexibility, strength, and circulation. The class is free for Destin residents. For more information call 850-654-5184.
DESTIN SENIOR WALKING CLUB: Join the Destin Senior Members for a walk around the Destin Community Center’s gymnasium on Monday-Friday from 8AM-9AM. All of the miles that you walk will be added to our “team map” as we travel from one region to the next. The team’s miles are reported on the 4th Friday of each month at the Destin Senior Membership’s Potluck. For more information call the Destin Community Center 850-654-5184.
DESTIN SENIOR BOOK CLUB: The Destin Senior Members meet for their monthly Book Club Meetings on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at the Destin Library at 10AM to review the chosen book of the month. The Destin Library is located at 150 Sibert Avenue, Destin, FL 32541. For more information call the Destin Community Center 850-654-5184.
SENIOR DROP-IN HOURS: The Destin Senior Center located at Buck Destin Park, 724 Legion Drive, offers senior drop-in hours every Tuesday and Thursday from 9:00am to 12:00pm Seniors (50 years and older) meet to enjoy each other’s company, participate in games such as Mexican Train Dominoes, Scrabble, Poker, etc. For more information call 850-654-5184.