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

BAY AREA RESOURCE COUNCIL: July 19, 11 a.m. in the West Florida Regional Planning Council Office, 4081 E. Olive Road, Pensacola. The Technical Advisory Committee will meet at 9 a.m. in the same location. For the full agenda, visit

SANTA ROSA COUNTY DEMOCRATIC EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE: 6 p.m. July 20 at the United Way of Santa Rosa County, 6479 Caroline St., Ste. A in Milton. All elected precinct members and interested parties may attend. Contact Chairperson Sarah Coutu at 375-2334 or Secretary Trish Hansen at 261-5662 for additional information.

SANTA ROSA WOMEN’S DEMOCRATIC CLUB: 6:30 p.m. July 24 at Henderson Hall, St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church, 7810 Navarre Parkway. Guest speaker: Refuge for Women Emerald Coast City Director Michelle Jones. Topic: providing aftercare and counseling for sexually exploited women. Details: Contact Margie Purkerson at 206-5884 or

LIFELONG LEARNER SPEAKER SERIES: 6 p.m. July 25, West Florida Public Library, 239 N. Spring St., Pensacola. Guest speaker: Brooke Johnson. Topic: “In the beginning was the word: The reach of a great speech.”

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 

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

Aviation Advisory Committee: 5 p.m. July 19

Parks and Recreation: 5:30 p.m. July 26.

Commission Regular: 9 a.m. July 27, 9 a.m.

Commission Special: rezoning meeting 6 p.m. July 27

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

TOBACCO-FREE SANTA ROSA COALITION: 4 p.m. July 20 in the main conference room of the Florida Department of Health, 5527 Stewart St., in Milton. Topics will include strategies for fiscal year 2017-2018, tobacco-free worksites, smoke-free multi-unit housing, pregnancy and smoking cessation, Students Working Against Tobacco, and community outreach events, such as the Aug. 1 Target National Night Out and the Nov. 4 Tobacco Free Santa Rosa Farm Share events.

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.

MILTON COUNCIL MEETS AS THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF SUNDIAL UTILITIES: Executive Session set Monday, July 31, 2017, beginning at 5:30 p.m. in Council Chambers of City Hall, 6738 Dixon St. 

MILTON BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT: 5:30 p.m., Aug. 1 in Council Chambers at City Hall, 6738 Dixon St.

MILTON BENEVOLENT CEMETERY BOARD: 4 p.m. Aug. 1 in Conference Room B of City Hall, 6738 Dixon St. Details: City Manager’s Office, 983-5411.

COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY: Aug. 8, 5:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers of City Hall, 6738 Dixon St.

MILTON COUNCIL: Regular session set Aug. 8 at 5:45 p.m. in Council Chambers of City Hall, 6738 Dixon St. 

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.