March's "Eggs-travagant" Events at Sandestin®

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Colleen Kirsch
Public Relations Manager
Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
850/267-8124
colleenkirsch@sandestin.com

March Welcomes "Eggs-travagant" Events at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort

Released on Tuesday,February 12, 2008

Destin, Fla. (Feb. 12, 2008) – Spring is in the air at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, where popular annual events and daily outdoor activities plant seeds for a colorful couple of months. As warmer weather creeps in, the ever popular Wednesday Night Concert Series and Bluegrass by the Beach music festival, make soaking up the spring sun easier than ever. With St. Patrick’s Day and Easter celebrations, Sandestin continues to be your one stop for family fun.

Sandestin events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. This month’s events include the following:

  • March 1, 4, 6, 8, 11, 19, 20, 26, 28, 29 – Kitchenique Cooking Class, The Market Shops at Sandestin
  • March 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30 – Coconut Radio, The Village of Baytowne Wharf
  • March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 – Upper Room Morning Worship at Marlin Grill, The Village of Baytowne Wharf
  • March 5, 12, 19, 26 – Wednesday Night Concert Series, The Village of Baytowne Wharf
  • March 5, 12, 19, 26 – Meet the Artist at Donna Burgess Gallery, The Market Shops at Sandestin
  • March 6, 7, 8 – Donna Burgess Watercolor Workshop, The Market Shops at Sandestin
  • March 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29 – Seagrapes Wine Tasting, The Village of Baytowne Wharf
  • March 7, 14, 21, 28 – Wine Tasting, Sandestin Wine World at Grand Boulevard
  • March 15, 16 – Northwest Florida Golf Cart Dealers Show, The Village of Baytowne Wharf
  • March 17 – Beef ‘O’ Brady’s St. Patrick’s Day Celebration, The Market Shops at Sandestin
  • March 17 – St. Patrick’s Day Delight, The Village of Baytowne Wharf
  • March 21, 22 – Bluegrass by the Beach, The Market Shops at Sandestin
  • March 22 – Easter Eggs-plosion, The Village of Baytowne Wharf
  • March 22 – Easter Cupcake Decoration at Kitchenique, The Market Shops at Sandestin

EVENTS AT GRAND BOULEVARD

Wine Tasting
Welcome spring with a taste of something different. Sample a new, hand-selected brand of wine at Sandestin Wine World’s weekly wine tasting beginning at 5 p.m. each Friday (March 7, 14, 21 and 28) at Grand Boulevard, Sandestin. Expert staff will also be on site to provide tips and answer questions. The cost is $10 per person that includes a $5 rebate toward the purchase of featured wines. For more information, call 850/622-0802.

Kitchenique Cooking Class
Kitchenique Cooking School Director Vickie McCain hosts themed cooking classes on March 1, 4, 6, 8, 11, 19, 20, 26, 28 and 29 featuring local, regional and touring chefs demonstrating the art of cooking. Celebrity chefs this month include Christopher Holbrook of Another Broken Egg Café; Joseph Bonanno of Firehouse Fitness; Bruce McAdoo of Seagar’s; and Kathy Fly-Bridges of Southern Wine & Spirits. Call 850/837-0432 for a detailed schedule and pricing.

Meet the Artist at Donna Burgess Gallery
Meet Beaches of South Walton 2008 Artist of the Year, Donna Burgess, in her gallery at The Market Shops at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, between noon and 3 p.m. each Wednesday (March 5, 12, 19 and 26). Enjoy a 20 percent savings off all prints on these days. The artist will autograph or personalize your selection as well. For more information, call 850/837-1887.

Donna Burgess Watercolor Workshop
Join Donna Burgess for a three-day seminar on Thursday, March 6 through Saturday, March 8 to learn the techniques of watercolor painting at the Donna Burgess Gallery at The Market Shops at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. The cost is $150 for one day; $300 for two; or $400 for the full session. Reservations are required. For more information and to make a reservation, call 850/837-1887.

Beef 'O' Brady’s St. Patrick’s Day Celebration
Beef 'O' Brady’s at The Market Shops at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort packs in 12 full hours of Irish tradition and fun with all-day happy-hour specials, Irish bagpipe music, green beer and Irish cuisine featuring corned beef and cabbage on Monday, March 17. Beef’s is open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. For more information, call 850/267-8092 or 850/267-9710.

Bluegrass by the Beach
Bluegrass by the Beach returns to The Market Shops at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort on Friday, March 21 and Saturday, March 22 at 6 p.m. and 3:30 p.m., respectively. Bluegrass by the Beach features authentic live Bluegrass bands from throughout the region and is sure to be a toe-tapping, foot-stomping musical experience the whole family will love. For more information, call 850/267-8092.

Easter Cupcake Decorating at Kitchenique
Vicki McCain, Kitchenique Cooking School director, leads a special Easter class that the whole family will enjoy. Learn to make Rabbit cupcakes, Butterfly cupcakes, Easter Chick cupcakes and a lot more. McCain and her staff will have Carrot Cake, Chocolate, Red Velvet, Lemon Poppyseed, Orange and Coconut cupcakes already baked for your artistic touch. Each student will decorate six cupcakes to take home. Plus we’ll have a few for you to sample as you work. For more information on cost and menu, call 850/837-0432.

EVENTS AT THE VILLAGE OF BAYTOWNE WHARF

Coconut Radio
Sing along to the sounds of Coconut Radio, The Village of Baytowne Wharf’s house band, every Friday, Saturday and Sunday (March 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 28, 29 and 30) at 6:30 p.m. Playing family favorites all throughout the spring, Coconut Radio is known for inviting members of the crowd to sing, dance and play instruments along with the band. Coconut Radio will perform in the Village Events Plaza at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. For more information, call 850/267-8117.

Upper Room Morning Worship at Marlin Grill
Gather in the “upper room” or upstairs at Marlin Grill in The Village of Baytowne Wharf at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort each Sunday (March 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30) at 9 a.m. for an interdenominational morning service of teaching, praise and worship. For more information, call 850/351-1990.

Seagrapes Wine Bar & Gifts Wine Tasting
ECozy up with friends at Seagrapes Wine Bar & Gifts each Friday and Saturday night (March 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28 and 29) and enjoy samples of new and favorites wines. Seagrapes is located in The Village of Baytowne Wharf at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. Wine tasting costs $7.50 per person, which may be applied toward the purchase of wine from the shop. For more information, call 850/267-2526.

Wednesday Night Concert Series
Breathe in the sweet spring air while enjoying free live entertainment in The Village of Baytowne Wharf at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort each Wednesday (March 5, 12, 19 and 26) from 6 to 8 p.m. during the Wednesday Night Concert Series. This month’s bands include Dread Clampitt (March 5); Geoff Achison & the Soul Diggers (March 12); Jones & Company (March 19); and Paris Luna (March 26). For more information, call 850/267-8117.

Northwest Florida Golf Cart Dealers Show
The Village of Baytowne Wharf hosts the Northwest Florida Golf Cart Dealers Show, where four of the top golf cart dealers will bring the showroom to the Village to display their newest models and answer questions. The Northwest Florida Golf Cart Dealers Show will take place on Saturday, March 15 and Sunday, March 16 from noon to 6 p.m. Special activities for children will also be available. For more information, call 850/267-8117.

St. Patrick’s Day Delight
The St. Patty’s Day Delight in The Village of Baytowne Wharf treats visitors to live Celtic music, bagpipe players, the Drake Irish Dancers and lively leprechauns. Festivities in the Village start at 6 p.m. For more information, call 850/267-8117.

Easter Eggs-plosion
The entire family will have a blast "eggs-ploring" The Village of Baytowne Wharf at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort with a special Easter egg hunt on Saturday, March 22 at 10 a.m., as part of the Easter Eggs-plosion. This fun-for-the-whole-family event will also feature child-friendly games and photos with Mr. and Mrs. Easter Bunny. The Easter egg hunt will cater to various age groups ranging from toddlers to age 12 and include hidden golden eggs representing special prizes and discounts for future family outings. For more information, call 850/267-8117.

Events are subject to change without prior notice. For more information about special events at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, call 850/267-7140.

To secure reservations at Sandestin, call 800/622-1084 or visit   www.sandestin.com/lpr.aspx..

 

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Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort is a 2,400-acre destination resort located in Northwest Florida, between Pensacola and Panama City. A member of Beaches of South Walton – a 26-mile stretch of world-famous sugar-white sands and diverse landscape in which 40 percent of the area is protected under state parks – Sandestin invites guests to enter its world of 30 charming village neighborhoods featuring 1,800 condominiums, villas, town homes and a wide variety of hotel accommodations. The resort boasts more than seven miles of beaches and pristine bayfront, four championship golf courses, 15 world-class tennis courts, 19 swimming pools, a 98-slip marina, certified children’s programs, a fitness center and spa, 65,000 square feet of meeting space and a pedestrian village featuring a host of boutique shops, casual and fine dining restaurants and nightlife venues. Sandestin is part of Intrawest Hospitality Management, a world leader in operating and managing destination resorts. For more information, visit www.sandestin.com.

Intrawest ULC is a world leader in destination resorts and adventure travel. The company has interests in 10 resorts at North America's most popular mountain destinations, including Whistler Blackcomb, a host venue for the 2010 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games. The Intrawest network also includes Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort in Florida and Club Intrawest—a private resort club with nine locations throughout North America. Intrawest develops real estate at its resorts and at other locations across North America and in Europe. Intrawest is headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia. For more information, visit www.intrawest.com.


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