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

FREE BOATING SAFETY CHECK: 8-11 a.m. Aug. 26, 32570 Russell Harbor Road in Milton. Presented by the Coast Guard Auxiliary 1-7; boats passing the check will receive a decal; no penalty applies for boats that fail. Details: Chuck Meyer at 626-5927.

REPUBLICAN CLUB OF SANTA ROSA COUNTY: 6:30 p.m. Sept. 5 at the Club at Hidden Creek, 7030 PGA Blvd., Navarre. The featured speaker is Heritage Foundation Assistant Regional Manager Michael Warner of Washington, D.C. Details: 939-2409.

SEPT. 11 MEMORIAL: 8 a.m. Sept. 11 at Pace Assembly of God, 3948 Highway 90, Pace. Presented by the American Legion Post 78 of Milton. The event will begin with a reading of the timeline of the attacks. Email the American Legion at to submit the name of a friend or relative lost in the attacks. There will be approximately 300 American flags placed at the event, each representing 10 of the roughly 2,977 victims. Email Legion Post 78 at or call Legionnaire Norman Garrett at 293-4957 for more information.

BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF THE EMERALD COAST’S 4TH ANNUAL STEAK & STAKE FUNDRAISING DINNER: Six-time Olympic medalist Jackie Joyner-Kersee will serve as the guest speaker for the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Emerald Coast’s 4th Annual Steak & Stake fundraising dinner. The general admission seating will begin at 6 p.m. with the program to follow at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 21. VIP tickets are still available which will grant access to the VIP suite at 5 p.m. The Steak & Stake Dinner provides an opportunity for every guest, including donors, community partners and volunteers, to meet with and hear from the direct beneficiaries of their efforts — the club members. Youths sit at every table and have the chance to share their story of why Boys & Girls Clubs of the Emerald Coast has a positive impact on their lives and what the Club means to them.


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


Public Meetings

MILTON POLICE PENSION BOARD MEETING: 8:30 a.m. Aug. 28, Milton City Hall, council chambers, 6738 Dixon St.

MILTON BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT: 5:30 p.m. Aug. 28 in the Council Chambers, City Hall, 6738 Dixon St.

SANTA ROSA COUNTY TOURIST DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL: August meeting rescheduled for Aug. 31, 8:30 a.m. at Tiger Point Community Center, 1370 Tiger Park Lane in Gulf Breeze.

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.