City of Milton meetings
Milton's city council will meet in regular session on Dec. 11 at 5 p.m. in the Milton Council Chambers.
Milton's parks and recreation committee will meet Jan. 2 at 9 a.m. in Conference Room B at Milton City Hall.
For more information, call the city manager’s office at 983-5411. All meetings are open to the public.
Healthy Start Coalition
The Healthy Start Coalition of Santa Rosa County will not be meeting during the month of November. The Healthy Start Coalition of Santa Rosa County will hold a general board meeting on Dec. 10 at 5907 Berryhill Rd. in Milton. All meetings are open to the public. For further information call 626-6751.
Elves Night Out
Milton Antiques and Boutique Farm Products will host Elves Night Out on Dec. 13 from 5 - 8 p.m. Proceeds from all sales will benefit Tuffy's literacy and character building projects in Santa Rosa County Schools and beyond. Local vendors will have a variety of items and products on display and for sale. For more information call 712-8388.
Bagdad Guns and Hoses Blood Drive
The Bagdad Fire Department will be hosting a blood drive for the Red Cross on Dec. 14 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. The American Red Cross will have their bloodmobile there. Presenting donors will be entered into a regional drawing for a chance to win a $1,000 gift card. Donate in the name of the police or fire department to see who wins this battle of the badges.
Peter Prince Airport will be the host of the second annual Santa Fly-In on Dec. 15 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. All proceeds will benefit the Santa Rosa Kids House and is being hosted by the AMS Flight School. Santa will visit from the North Pole and be available to take pictures in front of the airplane and give presents to all the kids. There will be a "Snowball Drop" with a chance to win up to $500, t-shirts, and many other prizes.
Dogwood Circle Garden Club Soup and Salad
The Dogwood Circle, 21st Annual Soup and Salad will be Jan. 18 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at 5256 Alabama St. Milton. This year the garden club will serve its traditional Potato Cheese, Chili, Chicken Tortilla, and Vegetarian Vegetable, accompanying with the soup are a Crisp Salad, beverage and homemade desserts including some sugar free desserts. While you enjoy your meal, we will be calling out door prizes numbers which makes this a fun event and you may even win one of the prizes. If you cannot take the time to eat at the club you can call in your order to be picked-up 626-2003. For more information please call 564-0028.
Pace Class of 1983 Reunion
The graduating class of 1983 at Pace High School is looking for classmates they have lost touch with. They are asking members of the graduating class to e-mail the committee at email@example.com. They also have a Facebook page to get things started, log on to Facebook and look for reunion.eightythree.
Tri-County Community Council changes hours
The Tri-County Community Council, Inc., Services Department on Elva St. in Milton will now be closed on Friday's. Office hours will remain 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday - Thursday. Low income home energy assistance applications will continue to be taken on Monday's. All other services to low income families will be provided Tuesday - Thursday. For more information contact the office at 981-0036.
Family Resource Program changes hours
The Family Resource Program office has changed its hours. The offices will be closed on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Office hours will be from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday. For financial assistance call 626-2054 for an appointment. For food assistance, you must have children 18 and under or be 55 years or older. Clothing assistance is a walk-in basis from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday. For more information call 626-2054.
Line Dance Classes
The Santa Rosa Community School will start line dance classes. This 13-week session will be at Hobbs Middle School on Glover Lane in Milton. Beginner classes will begin at 6 p.m. with an intermediate classes starting at 7:15 p.m. You don't need a partner to participate and everyone is welcome. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. For more information call 723-4052 or 623-4235.
Constitution and Coffee
The Constitution and Coffee group will meet each Saturday at 7 a.m. at the Coffee Break on Woodbine Rd. in Pace. All are welcome to come and listen or participate in the discussion of our federal constitution and the current events that impact our lives. Meetings last about an hour and are very informal. For more information call 981-1536.
Addiction help meetings
The Most Excellent Way support group for people seeking help overcoming alcohol, drugs and other addictive behaviors meets every Friday night at 7 p.m. at East Side Baptist Church, 4884 Ward Basin Road. For more information on this meeting and other area meetings, call 626.1481.
Volunteer advocates needed
Florida’s Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program needs volunteers to join its corps of dedicated advocates who protect the rights of elders who live in nursing homes, assisted living facilities and adult family care homes. The program’s local councils are seeking additional volunteers to identify, investigate and resolve residents’ concerns. Special training and certification is provided.
Anyone interested in protecting the health, safety, welfare and rights of long-term care facility residents — who often have no one else to advocate for them — can call toll-free 888-831-0404 or visit http://ombudsman.myflorida.com.
Al-Anon meets every Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. in the portable behind Woodbine United Methodist Church. They also have a Spanish meeting at St. Rose of Lima Church every Friday at 10 a.m. in Room 2 of the Educational Building.
Al-Anon is a support group for family members of people who have alcohol abuse issues.
Newcomer Club Meeting
Newcomer’s Club of Greater Pensacola meets monthly on the second Wednesday of the month at 9 a.m. at the Pensacola Yacht Club; games, luncheon/meeting cost $14. Newcomers is open to all women who have resided in Pensacola two years or less. Monthly activities include: Book Club, Bridge, Bunco, Bowling, Chef's night out, to name a few. Please call 530-3926 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
English as a Second Language classes
Santa Rosa Adult School is offering English as a Second Language classes to aid the growing population of non-native English speakers in the area. The classes will teach skills in reading, writing and speaking English. The program’s goal is to help students function effectively in their daily routines.
Classes are $30 per term with proof of Florida residency for the last 12 months. The classes are $120 per term without proof of residency. Classes are 8:30-11:30 a.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Students may enroll at any time during the term. All classes will be at the Adult Learning Center, 6751 Berryhill St. in Milton. For more information, call 983-5165 or 983-5710.
Veterans Upward Bound
If you are a military veteran wanting to achieve your dream of a college education, the Veterans Upward Bound program at Pensacola State College can help. The program prepares eligible veterans for entry into college with free noncredit refresher courses and helps veterans apply for financial aid and scholarships. Classes are available throughout the year.
Visit the Veterans Upward Bound office in Building 6 on the Pensacola campus, or call 484-2068 to set up an appointment.
Habitat for Humanity needs volunteers
Habitat for Humanity, a volunteer program that specializes in building/rebuilding homes for low-income families, is in desperate need of volunteers. There are several new and ongoing projects in both Escambia and Santa Rosa counties. If you can use a hammer, you can help.
If you have any questions or want to volunteer, contact NASWF volunteer coordinators Ryan Parrish or Tywron Harrisat 623-7012, email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Senior Citizens Dance is every Monday from 7-9:30 p.m. at the Fleet Reserve, 6409 Fleet Ave. in Milton. The dance features the C&L Express and is fun for all senior citizens. Cost is $5 at the door. Please bring a covered dish to share. For more information, call Billy or Pat at 626-1826 or 910-1500.
Classic Car show
The Local Yokel hosts a monthly car show on the third Friday of each month in East Milton from 5 to 8 p.m Anyone with an itch for cars is welcome to attend and trophies are handed out to car owners in six divisions. For more information, call the Local Yokel at 623-6364 or Charlie Donald at 981-1568.
Daughter's of the American Colonists
A new Daughter's of the American Colonists Chapter is being organized in our area. The DAC is a volunteer non-profit organization that promotes interest in the history and deeds of the American Colonists prior to 1776. It also promotes love of the USA and its flag and institutions.
Women who are interested in patriotism and American history and can document lineal descent from an ancestor who provided service to the colonies prior to 1776 are eligible for membership. For more information, call 897-1278.
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