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New York Tenors
NICEVILLE – Enjoy a night of Broadway, opera and American classics with three of New York’s greatest talents — Daniel Rodriguez, Andy Cooney and Michael Amante, the New York Tenors at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 12 at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center at NWFSC. The New York Tenors provide an overwhelming, "can't miss" showcase of some of the world's greatest vocalists and repertoire. Tickets are $35. Group discount of $5 off per ticket is available for groups of 10 or more. Group sales are by phone or in-person only. Call 729-6000 or visit www.mattiekellyartscenter.org.
OKALOOSA ISLAND – Destiny Cat Fanciers will host its seventh annual Cat Show from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 12 and 13 at the Emerald Coast Convention Center. Admission is $6/adults and $5/seniors, military and children 4-12. Children under 4 are admitted free. Get $1 off your admission with a large can or unopened bag of cat food.
Local rescue group Feline Friends of Destin will again attend the show and bring homeless pets for adoption. They will also collect donations and sell promotional items to support their efforts in managing feral cat populations and fostering adoptable cats and kittens. Call 706-374-4216 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
DESTIN – Events at American Legion Post 296, 311 Main Street, include the following. Events are open to the public. Call 837-3818.
•Jan. 12, 19: Karaoke in the Lounge with Jim Hubbard 7:30-11:30
• Jan. 13: Jabbo & Friends 4-7 p.m.
• Jan. 14: Bingo 6-8 p.m.; Boy Scouts 6:30-7:30 p.m.
• Jan. 16: General meeting 7 p.m.; Auxiliary Executive and General meeting 6 p.m.
• Jan. 18: Deep South Band 7-11 p.m.
Independent film series
DESTIN – The Friends Guild of the Destin Library presents an independent and foreign film at 7 p.m. Jan. 15. The program is free and open to the public. Films are unrated and directed toward mature audiences. Seating will be limited to 60 on a first come, first served basis.
DESTIN – The Canadian Snowbirds Association will make a visit for a Snowbird Information meeting from 1-3 p.m. Jan. 15 at the Destin Community Center, 101 Stahlman Ave. Nashville recording artist Crystal Gage will perform at the free event. All are welcome.
Snowbird Movie Matinees
DESTIN –The Destin Library will host a free weekly movie matinee, “Brave,” for winter visitors at 2 p.m. Jan. 16. The film series will feature new release DVD movies hyped as this year’s Oscar contenders. Seating limited to 30 on a first‐come, first‐serve basis. For information, call 837-8572.
The Father of Destin
DESTIN – The Destin Library will host a presentation by historical researcher H. C. “Hank” Klein, a distant relative through marriage of the founder of Destin, Leonard Destin, at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 17. The presentation is free and open to the public. Seats will be limited and interested individuals are encouraged to arrive early for this event.
Wine, Women and Shoes
MIRAMAR BEACH – Sole Sisters Kick Off Lunch for Wine Women and Shoes will be held at 11:30 a.m. Jan. 17 at Fleming's Prime Steak House & Wine Bar Grand Boulevard. Lunch, jewelry courtesy of Destin Jewelers, and fashion show and sample sale from W by Worth. Tickets are $45 at sinfoniagulfcoast.org.
NICEVILLE – Soka Gakkai International presents The Century of Women, a national traveling exhibit, in both galleries at the Mattie Kelly Fine & Performing Arts Center from Jan. 19-Feb. 1. The exhibit highlights both ordinary and prominent women from around the world who have dedicated themselves to a fair and peaceful future. Call 729-6044.