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.
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.
Republican Headquarters in need of volunteers
The Santa Rosa County Republican Executive Committee announces the opening of its Campaign Headquarters at 5211 Highway 90 in Pace. The office is directly in front of McCombs Electric and the phone number is 626-2150. Kay Addison, Santa Rosa County Republican Executive Committee Chair, invites all Republican candidates to utilize the office space for their campaign. Office hours are 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. daily and volunteers are needed in the office.
Green-Up crepe myrtle sale begins
Green-Up Santa Rosa has started its annual Crepe Myrtle Sale. The sale will continue through the summer as supplies last. The nursery’s hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. A variety of colors will be available. One-gallon containers are $5.99, three-gallon $9.99 and a limited amount of seven-gallon for $19.99.
Green-Up is part of the Santa Rosa Clean Community System, a non-profit environmental group that serves all of Santa Rosa County. Proceeds from sales go into community beautification projects. For more information, call 623-1930 or visit www.srclean.org
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.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
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
Please note: These shows will resume in March.
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.
Daughters of the American Colonists
A new Daughters 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.
Drug Addiction Is The Culprit
Did you know that drug addiction is the number one culprit behind nutritional deficiencies in the body, illnesses and injuries? Get the specifics on how someone is physically affected by substance abuse and how they can undo the physical damage caused by addiction through your free copy of "The Truth About Becoming Addicted." Call 888-837-9177 or log onto www.becomingaddicted.org.
Free Fishing Seminar
Dec. 19, the Emerald Coast Saltwater Seminar Series presented by Northlight Marina and Yamaha will focus on winter trout fishing and begin an hour earlier. The seminar will start at 6 p.m. with a free buffet at 5:30. We will feature tips and tricks on catching bigger trout during the colder months of the year. Our local experts will cover everything from rigging tackle to proper bait selection for the big winter gators. This will be the final seminar for 2012 and we will take a break for January of 2013. Check our website and emails soon for updates to next season's schedule. For more information, visit saltwater-events.com or call 516-0709.
Pace High Quarterback Club to sell memorial bricks
The Pace High Quarterback Club has started selling personalized brick pavers for $100 each as a program fundraiser. The new walkway will start at the Shack and led towards the home side stands. The existing sidewalk will be taken up as soon as enough orders are in to begin the process. To order a brick or get more information e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Milton Wrestling Booster Club
The Milton High School Wrestling Booster Club is seeking support for a t-shirt fundraiser. The program is selling spaces on the back of its season t-shirt being worn by all the wrestlers and you will receive a t-shirt to display in your business or for personal use. For more information to get a space on the back of the t-shirt contact Milton Wrestling Coach Forrest Ward at 419-9389.
New Year's Day Walk
The Pensacola Volksmarch Club will host a walk on Jan. 1 at the corner of South B Street and Gimble St. Walkers can choose to participate in a 5K, 10K, or 12K walk. The walk itself will go along Sanders Beach Area, over the Bayou Chico Bridge, along Bayshore Dr. and around the Blue Wahoos Baseball Stadium and Maritime Park. Be sure to bring water. For more information call, 474-9012.