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Destin Community Center

09/20/2017 08:51PM ● Published by Manda Koolis

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FALL FESTIVAL: The City of Destin’s 17th Annual Fall Festival will be held at the Destin Community Center on Monday, October 30, 2017 from 5:00-8:00pm.  Please bring one non-perishable food item for admission. There will be booths with fun games and activities, a cakewalk, a costume contest, a spacewalk/slide, a jack-o-lantern contest, and food for sale. Tickets for games and food will be on sale for 4/$1 or 20/$5, with most games costing one ticket. Registration for the costume contest is 5:00-6:00pm. Carved pumpkins must be dropped off before 3pm (judging at 5 pm). Please call (850)654-5184 for more information, and come join the fun!

JACK-O-LANTERN CONTEST: The City of Destin’s 17th Annual Fall Festival Jack-O-Lantern Contest will be held on Monday, October 30, 2017 at the Destin Community Center. ALL carved pumpkins are to be dropped off before 3 pm on Monday, October 30th. They will be judged Monday, October 30 by 5 pm. First through third prizes will be awarded in these categories: scariest, funniest, and most original. The pumpkins will be lit and on display at the Community Center on Monday night at the City of Destin’s Fall Festival. All pumpkins not picked up by 8pm Tuesday, October 31st will be discarded. For more information, please call the Community Center at (850)654-5184.

Youth Basketball:  The City of Destin is holding a Youth Basketball League for ages 3-16 (age as of September 1, 2017) at the Destin Community Center.  Evaluations and Drafts will begin October 11, 2017. Practices will start in November, games will be played December thru early February. Fees are $45 for Destin residents and $65 for non-residents. Team sponsorships of $125 are needed. Registrations are being accepted at the Community Center starting September 1, 2017 thru October 6, 2017.  For more information call (850)654-5184.

Holiday Craft Show:  The City of Destin’s 11th Annual Holiday Craft Show will be held at the Destin Community Center on Friday, November 17 from 11am–4pm and Saturday, November 18 from 9am–3pm. There will be hand-crafted jewelry, woodcarvings, watercolor paintings, and much more from over 50 vendors! Vendor booths are available for $45/Destin residents and $55/non-residents (+$10 for a corner booth). This includes an 8ft X 10ft space, one 6ft table, and two chairs. Register early, as space is limited. Admission is free. Please call the Community Center at (850)654-5184 for more information.


Open Volleyball: Destin Community Center will host open Volleyball on Wednesday nights from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Fee is $3/session non-residents and $2/session Destin residents. For additional information, please call:  (850)654-5184.

Open Basketball: Destin Community Center will host open Basketball on Tuesday nights from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, allowing ages 9 to 16 to participate in a night filled with friends, fun and basketball! Concessions are available. Fee is $3/session non-residents and $2/session Destin residents. A waiver will be required for all participants. For additional information, please call:  (850)654-5184.

Dodgeball: Destin Community Center will host open Dodgeball on Thursday nights from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, allowing children ages 8 to 14 to participate in a night filled with friends, fun and dodgeball! Concessions are available. Fee is $3/session for non-residents and $2/session for Destin residents. A waiver will be required for your child. For additional information, please call (850)654-5184.

Table Tennis:  Table Tennis at the Destin Community Center is available for spirited competition on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday (9:00am-12:00pm). 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.


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