February is upon us, which means love is in the air. One way to show your affection this February is to give back (or as we like to say, #dogoodthings) to the community you love so much. South Walton Beach is the home that makes our hearts go pitter patter, which is why we’ve rounded up a few ways to support deserving local organizations.

Get a Taste of the Champion’s Life

Wine and dine for a cause on Friday, February 2 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa. Presented by the South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival, the 2018 Tasting of Champions’ proceeds go to support the Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation, which supports children in need in Northwest Florida. Tickets are $50 and can be purchased here.  

Drop by for First Mondays at the Bistro

Swing by the Bistro at the Courtyard by Marriott Sandestin at Grand Boulevard on Monday, February 5 for First Mondays at the Bistro where 10% of all of the day’s proceeds go to benefit Food for Thought.

Open Yourself to Volunteering

On February 7, the Children's Volunteer Health Network will have a volunteer open house at 82 Lynn Dr. at 10:00 a.m. and and 5:00 p.m. Attend either meeting to get information regarding all upcoming 2018 volunteer opportunities as well as the CVHN organization. RSVP by February 5 to Kelly Thompson (kellyt@cvhnkids or (850) 622-3200x101). 

Celebrate My Furry Valentine with Your Furry Valentine

It will be all hearts and puppy dog eyes at My Furry Valentine benefitting Dog-Harmony on February 8 at 655 Grand Boulevard. The free-to-the-public event will feature live entertainment and a raffle drawing along with puppy and people treats. Visit the Dog-Harmony website and the Grand Boulevard Events website to get more information about event time and details.

Pop into Dinner for the Unexpected

On Saturday, February 10 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. the unexpected is what’s for dinner. Act II: A Pop-Up Dinner is hosted by the Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation, the event is intended for adventurous epicureans only. All details are kept secret until the date / time of the event. Some of the Southeast’s best local chefs are cooking, so expect the spectacular. 

Hop to Grayton Beer Company for the Hounds

On February 17 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., head to Grayton Beer Company for Hops for Hounds. Bring four-legged friends and join Dog-Harmony on a 2-mile walk that benefits the local organization, which aims to improve harmony among people and dogs and to reduce the population of pups in shelters. Learn more on the Dog-Harmony website and on the event’s Facebook page

Step Out for a Show to Benefit Children in Crisis

On February 23 starting at 6:00 p.m., David Seering and Friends will perform a benefit concert with Bobby Van Deusen Trio and special guests Geoff McBride and Amanda Holmes at the Village Baptist Church to benefit Children in Crisis. Tickets can be procured by calling 850-864-4242. 

Get Cookin’ to Support The Arc of the Emerald Coast

Join the fun on February 24 from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Emerald Coast Parrot Head Chili Cookoff. The event takes place at HarborWalk Village, and ticket proceeds go to support The Arc of the Emerald Coast. It’s a family-fun event featuring over 20 different restaurants and chili masters. Learn more by visiting the event’s Facebook page. Click here for tickets.

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Join The Storyteller Agency in our quest to #dogoodthings by spreading the love this February by getting involved with these and other South Walton County organizations.