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

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.

CRAWFISH FESTIVAL: The second annual Milton High School Crawfish Festival is set 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. April 8 at the Park Avenue side of Milton High School, 5445 Stewart St., Milton. Tickets cost $5 at the gate, or children 5 and under enter free. Details: 983-5611 or

SANTA ROSA COUNTY DEMOCRATIC EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE: 6 p.m. April 20 at the United Way of Santa Rosa County, 6479 Caroline St., Milton. All elected precinct members and interested parties may attend. The president of the Okaloosa Democratic Black Caucus will be a special guest. Contact Sarah Coutu, chair, at 375-2334, or Trish Hansen, Secretary, at 261-5662, for additional information.

GRILLIN’ IN THE BREEZE: The Santa Rosa Education Foundation’s competitive grilling event is set 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 22 at Shoreline Park in Gulf Breeze. Cast your vote for the People’s Choice award and visit the silent auction tent. The Navarre Beach Marine Science Station and the Pensacola MESS Hall will be on-site with activities for all ages. Proceeds will support education in Santa Rosa County. Visit  to sign up a team or purchase tickets.

STATE REP. JAYER WILLIAMSON’S DISTRICT STAFF OFFICE HOURS: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays beginning April 25 at the Tiger Point Community Center, 1370 Tiger Park Lane, Gulf Breeze. Details: 995-3698.

SANTA ROSA DAY OF SERVICE: SAFER Santa Rosa and Santa Rosa County are planning a second Day of Service for May 6. Visit to register as a volunteer, sponsor or submit a project for consideration.


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.

FLORIDA TRAIL ASSOCIATION: The Western Gate chapter’s activities are free to participate in except as noted. See more details at




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 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’S TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE: 8 a.m. April 10 in Conference Room A of Milton City Hall, 6738 Dixon St.

HEALTHY START COALITION OF SANTA ROSA BOARD OF DIRECTORS: 4 p.m. April 10 at Healthy Start Coalition office, 5505 Stewart St., Milton. Details: 626-6751.

MILTON PLANNING BOARD:  5 p.m. April 10 in Council Chambers at City Hall, 6738 Dixon St.

COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY: 5:30 p.m. April 11 in the Council Chambers of City Hall, 6738 Dixon St.

MILTON CITY COUNCIL: 5:45 p.m. April 11 in Council Chambers of City Hall, 6738 Dixon St.

COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE: 3 p.m. April 20 in the Council Chambers of City Hall, 6738 Dixon St.