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

CENTRAL SANTA ROSA REPUBLICAN CLUB: On July 6, the club will be holding its monthly meeting at the Grover T’s Restaurant on Highway 90 in Pace. The club meets the first Thursday of each month. The meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. and is preceded by a no-host meal starting at 5:30 p.m.  This month the club will host Matthew Hargrave, Santa Rosa Professional Educators, as guest speaker. The meeting concludes at 7:30 p.m. For more information, or if you have questions, call 377-3976 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. weekdays.

MILTON HIGH SCHOOL’S CLASS OF 1998: Group seeks classmates for whom they have no contact information. Email the class committee at or contact Rachel (Willis) Hamm, 982-5773, to help.



SANTA ROSA ARTS AND CULTURE FOUNDATION BOOK CLUB: Meets 7 p.m. every second Monday at the Dragonfly Gallery on Caroline Street in Milton. Refreshments are available; participants must purchase their own books.

TAKE OFF POUNDS SENSIBLY: TOPS meets Tuesdays at 4709 Keyser Lane, Pace. Weigh in 8:30-9:45 a.m. Meet 10-11 a.m. Details: 983-0178.

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 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 

Public Meetings


SUNDIAL UTILITIES BOARD SETS EXECUTIVE SESSION: July 6, beginning at 5:30 p.m. in Council Chambers of City Hall, 6738 Dixon St. 

FIRE DEPARTMENT EXECUTIVE GROUP: 6:30 p.m. July 10 at the Emergency Operations Center, 4499 Pine Forest Rd, Milton

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

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

BLACKWATER SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT: 7:30 a.m. July 13 at 3927 Highway 4, Suite 102, Jay

SANTA ROSA MEETINGS: These are held in the County Administrative Center boardroom, 6495 Caroline St., in Milton, unless otherwise indicated.


Commission Committee: 9 a.m. July 10 and July 24, 9 a.m. Local Option Sales Tax Citizen Committee: 9 a.m. July 11 Commission Regular: 9 a.m. July 13 and July 27, 9 a.m. Zoning Board: 6 p.m. July 13 Aviation Advisory Committee: 5 p.m. July 19 Budget Workshop: Constitutional officers meeting July 18, 9 a.m.; board departments 1:30 p.m. July 18. Parks and Recreation: 5:30 p.m. July 26. Commission Special: rezoning meeting 6 p.m. July 27


PUBLIC SAFETY COORDINATING COUNCIL:  11:30 a.m. July 18 at Sheriff's Office Training Room, 5755 E. Milton Road, Milton

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

BAGDAD ARCHITECTURAL ADVISORY BOARD: 8:30 a.m. July 26 at Public Services Conference Room, 6051 Old Bagdad Highway, Milton.

LOCAL MITIGATION STRATEGY: 1:30 p.m. July 27 at Public Services Conference Room, 6051 Old Bagdad Highway, Milton.

TOURIST DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL COMMITTEE: 8:30 a.m. July 31 at Navarre Visitor Center, 8543 Navarre Parkway, Navarre.

HEALTHY START COALITION OF SANTA ROSA COUNTY: The Healthy Start Coalition of Santa Rosa County Inc. will not have a board of directors meeting this July. The next board of directors meeting will be on Aug. 14. Details: Healthy Start Coalition, 626-6751.