MILTON — Upcoming Santa Rosa County events and activities are as follows.

DOWN TO EARTH MUD RACING: March 18 at 8860 Rooster Run Drive, Milton. Trucks careen, slide and splash through a mud course in one-on-one races, charging headlong to the finish line. Event repeats April 15, May 20 and June 17. Details: 698-0430,

SANTA ROSA WOMAN'S CLUB SPRING PLANT SALE: Shop for shrubs, bulbs, bedding plants and flowering plants from 8 a.m. to noon March 25 at the Gulf Breeze Middle School parking lot, 649 Gulf Breeze Parkway, Gulf Breeze. GFWC Santa Rosa Woman’s Club, a nonprofit organization, sponsors the plant sale. The club will sell cuttings and plants from members’ gardens as well as bedding plants, shrubs, flowers and bulbs donated by area nurseries. Orders will also be taken for Power Flower bulb sales, a fundraiser endorsed by the Greater Federation of Women’s Clubs. Details: Cathy Sharp, 291-1347, or email

SANTA ROSA WOMEN'S DEMOCRATIC CLUB: 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 27 at Henderson Hall in the St. Augustine's Episcopal Church, 7810 Navarre Parkway. The meeting will focus on immigrants and immigration. Guest speakers are Grace Resendez McCaffery, editor of La Costa Latina, and Sarah Latshaw, an ACLU representative. Contact Margie Purkerson, 206-5884 or, for more information.

ARTS AND CRAFTS VENDORS NEEDED: Jazz Pensacola needs vendors for the 2017 JazzFest, which takes place April 1-2 at Seville Square in downtown Pensacola. Download applications at All entries cost $150 for a 10-foot-by-10-foot or smaller canopy. March 15 is the entry deadline. Details: 433-8382 or

HIGHWAY 29 MIRACLE MILE YARD SALE AND COMMUNITY OUTREACH: 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 8 at CrossFaith Church on Highway 29 in Molino.  

Event features fish fry dinners, crafts and vendor sales, face painting and free children's activities. These include supervised Mission Fishin', coloring contests, a petting zoo and bounce house inflatable. Hot dogs, snow cones, baked goods and other fare will be offered. Proceeds benefit Teen Challenge, global missions and youth ministries. Yard sale and vendor spaces are still available. Call 313-1406 for a registration forms.

BANDS ON THE BLACKWATER: 7-9 p.m. April 14, South Willing Street, Milton. Bring your family, friends and neighbors, along with a blanket or lawn chairs, to enjoy a night of music along the Blackwater River in downtown Milton. Free to attend. This series continues every Friday for the next 12 weeks of summer.

32ND ANNUAL NAVARRE FUN FEST: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. April 29, Navarre Beach. This event, hosted by the area’s Chamber of Commerce, features local artisans, food, live music, face painting and crafts. Also includes a "Taste of Navarre Seafood" Chef's Challenge. Fireworks show begins at 9 p.m. Free to attend.



GENEALOGY RESEARCH ASSISTANCE: 9 a.m. to noon Mondays, Milton Library, 5541 Alabama St. Details: 981-7323.

SANTA ROSA ARTS AND CULTURE FOUNDATION BOOK CLUB: Meets 7 p.m. every second Monday at the Dragonfly Gallery on Caroline Street. Refreshments are available, but participants need to purchase their own books. Call Pamela Holt, Theatre and Literary chairman of Santa Rosa Arts and Culture Foundation, at 463-7886 or visit for more information.

SANTA ROSA COUNTY WRITER’S WORKSHOP: 4-6 p.m. Tuesdays at the Coffee Break, 4620 Woodbine Road in Pace.

SANTA ROSA BEEKEEPERS ASSOCIATION: 7 p.m. third Thursdays at the Bay Area Vineyard Church, 5163 Dogwood Drive, Milton. Visitors are welcome. Details: Bill Blankenship, president, 232-6005, or Clarence Prater, vice president, 623-776-7018.

BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. second and fourth Fridays at the Navarre Library, 8484 James M. Harvell Road. All materials are provided; there’s no charge to attend.

GULF COAST CALLIGRAPHY GUILD: 9:30 a.m. second Saturdays at the Courts of Praise Church on the corner of Johnson Avenue and Davis Highway, Pensacola. A presentation and practice time follow each meeting. Details: 995-7056.





MILTON ADMINISTRATION SUB-COMMITTEE: 5:30 p.m. March 20 in Council Chambers of City Hall, 6738 Dixon St. Topic: review of the city charter. 

SANTA ROSA COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSION: These meetings are set in the County Administrative Center boardroom, 6495 Caroline St. in Milton, unless otherwise indicated.

Bagdad Architectural Advisory Board — March 22, 8:30 a.m., Public Services Conference Room, 6051 Old Bagdad Highway, Milton

Parks and Recreation — March 22, 5:30 p.m.

Commission Special Rezoning — March 30, 6 p.m. (rescheduled from March 23)

MILTON COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE: 3 p.m. March 23 in the Council Chambers of City Hall, 6738 Dixon St.