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Casino Trips

Cheers & Tears

Christmas Boat Parade

Christmas Street Parade

Computer Club

Craft Shows

Cruise - Caribbean

Cruise - Harbor / Harbour


Fashion Show



Mah Jongg

New Orleans Bus Trip





Singles Friendship Club

Skeet Shooting

Soundsations NWFSC Benefit Concert 

Storage Lockers


TGIT Parties

Valentine's Dinner Dance

Writers Group


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We have been invited to join the Walton County Snowbirds and other organizations to play basketball.  Pick-up games on Mondays beginning November 5, 2017.


Details can be found on the Area Activities page.






at Hurricane Lanes

34876 Emerald Coast Parkway (Hwy 98),  Destin



Welcome billiards players, men and women!  With sufficient participation, we plan an enjoyable handicapped league for next season.  We look forward to seeing you, make sure you remember to pack your cue, if you have one, when you travel south.


Sunday afternoons from 2:00 - 5:00 pm, beginning January 13, 2019 


The game is 9 ball.  Beer, wine and soft drinks are available for purchase.


Contact:  Tom Willie,  715-791-9515






Hurricane Lanes

Highway 98 & Matthew Boulevard, Destin, Florida


Fridays 11:30 am

Starts Friday, January 4, 2019


This is a shared activity with Walton County Snowbirds.  Each week we enjoy three games of bowling for $9 and a there is a year-end pizza party!

Arrive with your four person team or as an individual / couple and you will be placed on a team.


Contact: Tom Franklin, 218-230-3212.




Wednesday Bowling at Uncle Buck's


Snowbirds can bowl every Wednesday at Uncle Buck's for 1 hour for 1/2 price from 3:00 to 8:00 pm, January 9 through February 26.  No need to sign up ahead of time, just show up and show your Snowbird Badge. 

Happy Hour specials are available from 3:00 to 7:00 pm.








Tuesdays at 7:00 pm, beginning Tuesday, January 8, 2019 


Shoreline Towers Clubhouse on Gulf Shores Drive next to Bric a Brac Restaurant


Lessons will be offered to beginners free of charge 

If interested contact Ron for information and details.








to the Casinos in Biloxi, Mississippi!


Fridays beginning Friday, January 4, 2019

 The final trip will be Friday, February 22


We will start January 4th to the Golden Nugget Casino, then January 11th to the Hard Rock Casino, then alternate weekly. The $15 ticket price includes $15 free play and 1/2 off the buffet.


A comfortable Greyhound type bus leaves The Track, 1125 Hwy 98, Destin (just east of Airport Road) when all are on board, no later than 6:00am and returns approximately 5:30pm 


All passengers must have a ticket, sold at regular Snowbird weekly meetings for $15.


Contact:  Ken Yee,  850-837-7093 Ext 1014






Wind Creek Casino Wednesdays


Enjoy day trips to Wind Creek Casino in Atmore, Alabama every Wednesday in February,   Feb. 6, 13, 22, 27


Transportation provided from Destin. Benefits are listed on the back of the February issue of Snowbird magazine, copies available in the Community Center lobby.


Sign up at the Tuesday Snowbird meetings.

See Don Cooksey at one of the vendor tables.








Send messages of Congratulations or Condolences


Snowbirds, if you know of a fellow Snowbird or close family member who is deserving of a message of Congratulations or Thank-you or would appreciate the support of a message of Condolence, Sympathy or Encouragement due to illness or accident, contact Gene to send an appropriate card.


 Provide the recipient's name, address and reason for acknowledgement.


Contact:  Gene Wilkins,  214-693-8919 

                    or e-mail,






Sunday, December 9, 2018

4:30 - 7:00pm


Crab Island Cantina


Ticket price is $17 which includes premium viewing of the Boat Parade at the west end of the Destin Harbor from Crab Island Cantina's outdoor seating area, a buffet dinner, and Happy Hour drink prices.


Contact: Ray and Cindy Varnell,  865-742-9348






Saturday, December 8, 2018



Join the Destin Snowbirds in marching with the Snowbird Float in the City of Destin Christmas parade!


The parade route is from the parking lot at Old Time Pottery, off Main Street, Destin along Highway 98 west to the Community Center (the Roost).


Arrive dressed in your best Christmas-y outfit / hat at 9:00 am.  Arrange your own parking and a return to your car after the parade with a friend.  


Be prepared to walk the two mile parade route along with the Snowbird Float, and... Have Fun!


Picture from last year


Contact: Charles Cassell, 805-310-8619,






About Us 

South Walton Computer and Technology Club

Faith Assembly Church Hall,

306 S. Geronimo Street, Miramar Beach

6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Classes will be held...

December 11 and 18, 2018


2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the Month

January 8 and 22, February 12 and 26, March 5, 2019

Membership is only $10 for the entire season

      Classes designed for all levels...  Microsoft Windows 10, Apple iPad iOS 11 and Technology Talks.  Select this Meeting Schedule link for more meeting details.

 Leaders: Carl Loftstrom, Larry Wons and Eddie Branch


Computer Tech 2019

Saturday, January 26, 2019

Registration is 7:30am - 8:00am  in the Student Services Center (ground floor next to the cafeteria), NW Florida State College, Niceville

A FREE event with 45 different classes, from 8:00am to 4:00pm.  For beginners to advanced computer users, on Microsoft, Apple and Lenox.

Register now for your free ticket by selecting this Meeting Schedule link and scrolling to the Computer Tech 2018 information.

Everything you need to know and more, all on this one handy flyer.

             Snowbird Contacts:  Ken Lemire, 850-502-2188,, and                           Bob Carson,






Destin Community Center Auditorium


Tuesday, December 11, 2018, prior to and after the meeting

Tuesday, February 5, 2019, prior to, between and after the meetings


Come and see crafts made by your fellow Snowbirds.  You may find a treasure to purchase for yourself or a friend or family member. 

Especially consider the December show for Christmas.


All of our crafters are Destin Snowbirds.  If you would like to display your items, there will be a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board at the Roost to reserve your table.  10 tables are available for the December show and 24 tables are available for the February show. 


  Contact:  Joanne Andrychuk,  850-650-0175





2018 Snowbirds Caribbean Cruise

7 night Cruise from the Port of New Orleans on Carnival's Dream.

January 28 - February 4, 2018

Visit the ports of Key West, Florida and Freeport and Nassau, The Bahamas

See the attached flyer for details.  While we are past our discounted deposit date of September 18, 2017, there is still room on the bus if you wish to go at regular rates. 

Contact: Tammy,, 850-243-3809

Snowbird Contact:  Don Cooksey,  850-837-3637 






Southern Star Party Boat - Destin Harbor


Monday, January 28, 2019 - David Hall

Monday, February 4, 2019 - Bobby D

Monday, February 11, 2019 - David Hall

3:30 - 5:30 pm


Purchase tickets for $17 at the BIG Registraion, January 3, 2019 and at Snowbird Meetings beginning January 8, 2019


Your ticket includes a beautiful cruise of the Destin Harbor and the Choctawhatchee Bay on the Southern Star Party Boat (moored in the Destin Harbor near Jimmy Buffet's Margaritaville), wine and beer, cheese and crackers, and, of course, great entertainment!


Harbor Cruise Cancellation Information
If a cruise is canceled by the Southern Star and cannot be rescheduled, those who purchased a ticket will be able to get a voucher for another trip from the Southern Star.
There will be no refund(s) of the ticket price from the Destin Snowbirds in the event of cancellation and no refund(s) if you are unable to make the trip you have scheduled.
For those who have purchased a ticket(s) and are unable to go on the trip as scheduled, the Snowbirds will attempt to keep a waiting list of those who were unable to purchase a ticket for that trip and we can provide you with their contact information.   The person who is unable to attend is responsible to sell his/her ticket. 
If a cruise is canceled by the Southern Star, the Destin Snowbirds will place the notice on our website ( as soon as possible.

Contact:  Ted Spring,  850-368-1097






Thursday evenings, 5:00 - 8:00 pm


Uncle Buck's Fish Bowl and Grill

Destin Commons


Begins Thursday, January 10, 2019


Prepare yourself for a fun evening of Euchre! 

A small fee each week goes towards room rental and prizes , awarded to the top three and to the player with the lowest score.  A round consists of eight hands, each player deals twice.  The winning team stays at the table and changes partners; the losing team moves to another table and also changes partners.  Eight rounds are played each evening. 

And remember, order your partner and go alone!


  Food and beverages are available from Uncle Buck's.


Contacts:  Terry Doherty, 352-450-7739







  Fashions by Chico's


To be determined


 Monday, February 18, 2019

Luncheon and Fashion Show start at 12:00 noon, doors open at 11:00 am


 Ticket price is $25, available at Snowbird meetings.  Price includes lunch and discounts at Chico's.  Cash bar is available.


Parking is limited, please car pool or be dropped off.


                                   Contacts:   Sigrid Aeschleman,  309-824-0626
                                                      Maryellen Franklin,  218-230-3211





Gulf of Mexico Charter Boat fishing for Snowbirds. For information, see Tom at one of the vendor tables at Snowbird meetings.


Contact:  Tom Willie,  715-791-9515






Golf Playdays


Golf Playdays are days when area courses offer special Snowbird pricing.  Additionally, some offer other benefits such as multi-play cards, seasonal memberships and lunch specials.


See the Golf Playdays page for details.


Contact: Joe Pierce,   813-766-8561




"Nine and Wine and Whine"


See the Snowbird Calendar for Dates and Courses.  Mary will advise of tee times by e-mail


Fun "League" play.  Different courses and apres-golf venues will be announced weekly for your sign-up at Snowbird meetings.  No long term commitment, play when you wish.  Sign-up as a foursome or join others, assigned by Mary.  No league fees except, of course, your green fees.  Enjoy a game of golf and meet other Snowbirds.


Sunday, January 7, 2:00 pm at Seascape, $20. Whining at Cabana Cafe

Sunday, January 14, 2:00 pm at Shalimar Pointe, $25

Sunday, January 21, 2:00 pm at Rocky Bayou, $32. Includes food and drink discounts.

Sunday, January 28, 2:00 pm shotgun at Sandestin, $32

Sunday, February 11, 2:45 at Seascape, $20. Rained out.

Tuesday, February 13, 2:45 at Regatta Bay, $35

Sunday, February 18, 2:45 at Seascape, $20.

TBA, at Bluewater Bay, $20 (date to be confirmed)

Monday, February 26, at Kelly Plantation, $49. Includes dinner.

March 4 at Emerald Bay, $26.50



Contact: Mary Pierce, 419-250-9377 or





18 Hole Snowbird Golf


Enjoy 18 holes of golf with your fellow Snowbirds.  See the Snowbird Calendar for dates and courses.


Wednesday, January 17 at Rocky Bayou

Wednesday, January 24 at Indian Bayou

Wednesday, February 7 at Regatta Bay

Wednesday, February 14 at Sandestin

Wednesday, February 21 at Rocky Bayou



Contact Joe Pierce at least 24 hours ahead of play time.



Contact: Joe Pierce, 813-766-8561 or



Golf Tournaments


The Snowbird Cup

Inter Club Challenge between the Destin and Walton County Snowbirds

Date and location TBA.


See the Golf Tournaments page for details.


Contact: Joe Pierce,  813-766-8561




Ladies Golf Scramble

Friday, February 24 at Bluewater Bay


See the Golf Tournaments page for details.


Contacts:  Brenda Murphy, 989-860-8741,

Mary Barnard, 607-765-3973,






Mondays from 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm in the Destin Community Center

101 Stahlman Avenue - The Roost

Begins Monday, January 8, 2018


What is Mah Jongg?


Contact:  Beth Yadsko,  814-574-3434





Mardi Gras 2018!


February 3-4, 2019


Good News, Destin Snowbirds!  Don Collins has agreed to lead this trip for 2018. 

Pack your purple, green and gold when you head to Destin and get ready for the fun!


Board the bus in Destin Sunday morning, February 3 and travel to New Oreans for an exciting day of Parade and People watching!

Then, back to the Scarlet Pearl Resort in Biloxi for an evening of Casino-ing and an overnight stay.

More Casino-ing at the Hard Rock on Monday before returning to Destin Monday evening.


See the attached FLYER for details.




New Orleans Bus Trip, The Sequel


February 11 and 12, 2018


This trip was so popular, Don has agreed to do it again!

Except for the dates, all arrangements are the same as Trip#1. See the attached flyer, above, for information.



Contact:  Don Collins,







Destin Community Center


Pickleball and many other activities are available with the Destin Senior Programs.

Select this link and scroll down to "Senior Program Information".

Also see the City of Destin Weekly Program Updates, linked on the Area Activities page.


What is Pickleball?


Contact:  850-654-5184






Thursdays at 2:00 pm in the Destin Community Center

101 Stahlman Avenue - The Roost

Starting Thursday, January 10, 2019


Contact:  Ed Middendorf, 513-376-2893







Mondays from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Seascape Conference Center

Starting Monday, January 7, 2019


Contact:  Dean Harper,  865-336-0421






Join Mary on Wednesdays at 1:30 at the Destin Community Center

Starting Wednesday, January 2, 2019

For more information contact...


Contact:  Mary McFarlane,   e-mail:






Lunch every Tuesday for singles.


The Singles Friendship Club meets for lunch every Tuesday after the Snowbird meetings at various area restaurants.  Locations are announced at the meetings, and are also available in "What's New?" on the Home page of this website and in the Snowbird Calendar.


Contact:  Jan Langham,  517-528-6810






Saturday mornings at 10:00am at Hurlburt Airforce Base shooting range.


Begins Saturday, January 5, 2019


Please call Denny each week to confirm your participation and to check any schedule variations.


Bring your own guns.

Sign up at the Snowbird meetings.


Contact: Denny Kugler,  763-221-1801






Mattie Kelly Arts Center at NWF State College, Mainstage Theater

100 E. College Blvd., Niceville


Sunday, February 17, 2019 at 2:00pm

Open to the public. 

Tickets $10, purchase at Snowbird meetings or at the door.

All proceeds go to NWF State College Fine Arts Scholarships


See details in the attached flyer and the Mattie Kelly Arts Center Website


Contact:  Dick and Brenda Murphy,  989-860-8741





Destin Mini Storage, 193 Stahlman Ave., Unit #108.  


Pick-up Dates:

Please Do Not Phone Volunteers to Request Special Openings! 

Saturdays, November 3 and 17, 2018,  8:00-9:00 am

During Opening of Roost - Monday, November 26, 2018,  2:00-3:00 pm

Saturdays, December 1, 8, 15, and 29, 2018,  8:00-9:00 am

During the Big Registration, Thursday January 3, 2019,  2:00-3:00 pm

Saturdays, January 5 and 12, 2019,  8:00-9:00 am


Tickets for locker space for next summer will be sold between the meetings on February 12, 19 and 26, 2019  

The price is $8 per box and $20 each for bicycles.

See Ken Yee and Gordon Cornwall at the front of the auditorium for tickets.


Drop off Dates:

Saturday, February 23, 2019,  8:00-9:30 AM

Saturday, March 2, 9, 16 and 23, 2019,  8:00-9:30 AM


Boxes must be 18x18x18 and can be purchased at U-Haul Rentals.


Boxes must weigh no more than 25 pounds and must be clearly labeled with name, address, home and local phone numbers. 



 Contacts:  Ken Yee,  850-837-7093, ext 1014

                                   Gordon Cornwall,  850-837-7093, ext 7312

            Tom Franklin, 218-230-3212






Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays at 11:00 am


Silver Shells and Silver Dunes Tennis Courts

Starting Monday, January 6, 2019


Contact:  Jay Young,  313-410-2353






Thank Goodness It's Tuesday



Tuesday Happy Hour (3:00 to 6:00) at Seascape Conference Center.

$5 per person at the door, entertainment and dancing, special drink prices.


January 15 2019,  with Bobby D

January 29, 2019,  with Todd Herendeen

February 12, 2019,  with Crystal Gage

February 19, 2019,  with David Hall


Contact:  Ray and Cindy Varnell,  865-742-9348






Saturday, February 17, 2018


from 5:00 to 9:00pm


at the Royal Palm Grill in the Surf Side Resort

on Old Hwy 98, just east of the Whale's Tail restaurant.


A great buffet dinner starting at 6:00, followed by dancing to entertainer Bobby D!


Tickets are $25 per person, available at Snowbird meetings.



Contact: Dean Harper,  865-336-0421







Find your inner voice by joining a group of other aspiring writers!


Fridays from 10:00am - 12:00 noon at the Destin Library, beginning January 4, 2019.  


All types of writing are welcome including ficton, non-fiction and song lyrics.  No charge to attend.

Groups will be limited to 8 individuals.  For further details, contact Pat Hager.



A Special Presentation...


Snowbird Voices - From Pen to Paper to You


Friday, February 23, 1:30 - 3:00pm


A free presentation at the Destin Library, open to the public with a reception to follow.

This program is a compilation of music, writing and art presented by the members of the Destin Snowbirds Writers Group.


Contact:  Pat Hager