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

BLACKWATER SADDLE CLUB PLAY DAY: Aug. 12 at the June Ates Arena, 8604 Bobby Brown Road, East Milton. Sign-up starts at 9 a.m. and ends 11:30 a.m. Exhibitions start at 3 p.m. and the show starts at 5 p.m. Exhibitions are $3 each, $5 for the show. Events include pole bending, cloverleaf barrels and arena races. Visit http://www.theblackwatersaddleclub.com/ for details.

PACE AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE MONTHLY BREAKFAST: 7:30 a.m. Aug. 16, Grover T’s. This month's breakfast is sponsored by the city of Milton. The cost of breakfast is $10 per person. Door prizes welcome. Call the office at 994-9633 by Aug. 15 to RSVP.

NAVARRE GARDEN CLUB SETS NEW-MEMBER TEA: New and prospective Navarre Garden Club members can attend an Aug. 24 tea. The event is set 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the home of Dale Powell, 8808 Sand Pine Road. Attendees can learn about the club’s purpose and happenings. Call 396-5494 or email resident@navarregardenclub.org for details.

MILTON HIGH SCHOOL’S CLASS OF 1972 REUNION: Sept. 29 and 30. 

5 p.m. Sept. 29: Tailgate party at Tanglewood Country Club, 5916 Tanglewood Drive, Milton.  Football game afterward at Milton High.

10 a.m. Sept. 30: Tour of the new school facilities; meet at the school bus ramp.

6 p.m. Sept. 30: Reunion dinner at Tanglewood Country Club. Cost is $30 per person; casual dress. Deadline for payment is Sept. 15. Make checks payable to Karen Young, Class of ’72 and mail to Class of 72, 5624 Russell Drive, Milton, FL 32570.

Write to this same address, text 450-6999, or email randygilbert719@yahoo.com with questions.

VENDORS WANTED: The Milton Eastern Star Chapter seeks vendors for a Christmas Village craft fair set Nov. 4. The event will be held on the grounds of the Santa Rosa Masonic Lodge on Highway 90 in Milton. Food, craft and other vendors are invited to apply. Details: 623-4066.

MILTON HIGH SCHOOL’S CLASS OF 1998: Group seeks classmates for whom they have no contact information. Email the class committee at miltonfl_1998@outlook.com or contact Rachel (Willis) Hamm, 982-5773, to help.

Recurring

 

SANTA ROSA ARTS AND CULTURE FOUNDATION BOOK CLUB: Usually 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 GUILD: 3:45-5:45 p.m. Tuesdays at the Guy Thompson Community Center, 5629 Byrom St. Milton Poet Laureate Marc Livanos’ poetry night includes open-mic, free verse workshops, poetry contests with prizes, author events and refreshments.

CENTRAL SANTA ROSA REPUBLICAN CLUB: 5:30 p.m. meal and 6:30 p.m. meeting first Thursdays at Grover T’s Restaurant, Highway 90, Pace. Visitors are welcome. Call 377-3976 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. weekdays for more information.

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 www.meetup.com/ftawesterngate/

 

Public Meetings

 

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


District 4 Listening Tour — Commissioner Rob Williamson — 7 a.m. Aug. 10, Visitors Information Center, 8543 Navarre Parkway, Navarre
Commission regular — 9 a.m. Aug. 10, Tiger Point Community Center, 1370 Tiger Park Lane, Gulf Breeze
District 4 Listening Tour — Commissioner Rob Williamson — 12:30 p.m. Aug. 10, Visitors Information Center, 8543 Navarre Parkway, Navarre
Fire Protection BOAA — 4 p.m. Aug. 10, Public Services Conference Room, 6051 Old Bagdad Highway, Milton
Zoning Board Meeting — 6 p.m. Aug. 10, Tiger Point Community Center, 1370 Tiger Park Lane, Gulf Breeze
Fire Department Executive Group — 6:30 p.m. Aug. 14, Emergency Operations Center, 4499 Pine Forest Road, Milton
Blackwater Soil and Water Conservation District — 7:30 a.m. Aug. 17, 3927 Highway 4, Suite 102, Jay
Commission Committee — 9 a.m. Aug. 21
MSBU Public Hearing — 6 p.m. Aug. 22
Bagdad Architectural Advisory Board — 8:30 a.m. Aug. 23, Public Services Conference Room, 6051 Old Bagdad Highway, Milton
Parks and Recreation — 5:30 p.m. Aug. 23
Commission regular — 9 a.m. Aug. 24
Commission special; rezoning meeting — 6 p.m. Aug. 24

MILTON PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT: The city has scheduled these meetings at City Hall, 6738 Dixon St.: 


Riverfront Redevelopment Team: Aug. 10 at 4 p.m. in the Council Chambers
LEAP Committee: Aug. 22 at 3:30 p.m. in Conference Room “A”
Youth Council: Aug. 22 at 4:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers

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.

HEALTHY START COALITION OF SANTA ROSA COUNTY, INC. BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING: Aug. 14, 4 p.m. at the Santa Rosa County Extension Office, 6263 Dogwood Drive, Milton.   

MILTON COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE: 3 p.m., Aug. 17 in Council Chambers at City Hall, 6738 Dixon St. Details: City Manager’s Office, 983-5411.

SANTA ROSA COUNTY DEMOCRATIC EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE: Aug. 17, 5 p.m., at the United Way of Santa Rosa County, 6479 Caroline St., Ste. A, Milton. All elected precinct members and interested parties may attend. For additional information, contact Sarah Coutu, Chair, at 375-2334, or Trish Hansen, Secretary, at 261-5662.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF SUNDIAL UTILITIES, EXECUTIVE SESSION: 5:30 p.m., Sept. 5 in Council Chambers at City Hall, 6738 Dixon St.

COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY: 5:30 p.m., Sept. 12 in Council Chambers at City Hall, 6738 Dixon St.

MILTON CITY COUNCIL REGULAR SESSION: 5:45 p.m., Sept. 12 in Council Chambers at City Hall, 6738 Dixon St.

MILTON CITY COUNCIL COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE: 3 p.m., Sept. 21 in Council Chambers at City Hall, 6738 Dixon St.

MILTON CITY COUNCIL RECONVENED SESSION: 5:30 p.m., Sept. 26 in Council Chambers at City Hall, 6738 Dixon St. Purpose: adopt a budget and millage rate for fiscal year 2017-18.