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

LOBSTER SEASON ADVISORY: The spiny lobster recreational and commercial season closes to harvest in state and federal waters starting April 1. It will reopen Aug. 6. The two-day recreational sport season is the last consecutive Wednesday and Thursday of July, which is July 26 and 27 this year.

REPUBLICAN CLUB OF SANTA ROSA COUNTY: Monthly meeting and Dutch treat dinner set 6:30 p.m. April 4 at The Club at Hidden Creek, 3070 PGA Blvd., Navarre. Santa Rosa County Clerk of Court Don Spencer will be the featured speaker. Contact Morgan Lamb, the club’s president, 939-2409 or, for more information and to RSVP.

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. Featuring a fish fry dinner, crafts and vendor sales, face painting and free children's activities such as supervised Mission Fishin', coloring contests, a petting zoo and bounce house. Hot dogs, snow cones, baked goods and other fare available. Proceeds benefit Teen Challenge, global missions and youth ministries. Yard sale and vendor spaces are still available. Call 313-1406 for a registration form.

MONDAY NIGHT BOOK CLUB: 7 p.m. April 10 at the Dragonfly Gallery, 6815 Caroline St., downtown Milton. The group will discuss Harper Lee's "Go Set a Watchman." Refreshments will be served. Meetings are the second Monday of the month. Details: Pamela Holt, literary/theatre chair of the Santa Rosa Arts and Culture Foundation, 463-7886, or call the foundation, 981-1100.

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.

PICKLEBALL TOURNAMENT: The City of Gulf Breeze hosts its first Doubles & Mixed Pickleball Tournament on May 6 and 7 at the Gulf Breeze Community Center, 800 Shoreline Drive. Registration deadline is April 15.The cost is $30 per person. Details: Clayton Hargrove, 934-5140.


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; participants must purchase their own books.

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.



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.


Commission (special rezoning) — March 30, 6 p.m. Tourist Development Committee — April 3, 8:30 a.m. Infrastructure sales tax meeting — April 3, 5-8 p.m., Chumuckla Community Center, 2355 Highway 182, Jay Marine Advisory — April 4, 5 p.m. Tourist Development Council Board Meeting — April 6, 8:30 a.m. Library Advisory Board — April 6, 11 a.m., Library Administration, 6275 Dogwood Drive, Milton Commission Committee — April 10, 9 a.m. Fire Department Executive Group — April 10, 5:30 p.m., Emergency Operations Center, 4499 Pine Forest Road, Milton Infrastructure sales tax meeting — April 11, 5-8 p.m., Tiger Point Community Center, 1370 Tiger Park Lane, Gulf Breeze Commission (regular) — April 13, 9 a.m. Zoning board — April 13, 6 p.m. Public Safety Coordinating Council Meeting — April 18, 11:30 a.m., Sheriff's Department Training Room, 5755 E. Milton Road, Milton Infrastructure sales tax meeting — April 18, 5-8 p.m. Aviation Advisory Committee — April 19, 5 p.m. Commission Committee — April 24, 9 a.m.                         Bagdad Architectural Advisory Board — April 26, 8:30 a.m., Public Services Conference Room, 6051 Old Bagdad Highway, Milton Parks and Recreation — April 26, 5:30 p.m. Commission (regular) — April 27, 9 a.m. Local Mitigation Strategy Task Force — April 27, 1:30 p.m., Public Services Conference Room, 6051 Old Bagdad Highway, Milton Commission (special rezoning meeting) — April 27, 6 p.m.


MILTON PLANNING DEPARTMENT TECHNICAL REVIEW COMMITTEE: 8 a.m. April 4 in Conference Room A of Milton City Hall,6738 Dixon St.