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

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. 

FREE BOATING SAFETY CHECK: Coast Guard Auxiliary 1-7 event is 8-11 a.m. Sept. 23 at Archie Glover Boat Ramp, 2306 North 14th Ave., Milton. Boats passing the check will receive a decal; no penalty applies for boats that fail. Contact Chuck Meyer at 626-5927 for details.

REPUBLICAN CLUB OF SANTA ROSA COUNTY: 6:30 p.m. Oct. 3 at the Club at Hidden Creek, 7030 PGA Blvd., Navarre. The event includes a Dutch treat (pay as you go) dinner. The speaker is Santa Rosa County Commissioner Rob Williamson.

PENSACOLA GREEK FESTIVAL: Oct. 13-15. The Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church in Pensacola, 1720 W. Garden St. in Pensacola, will host the 58th Pensacola Greek Festival 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is free. Visit www.pensacolagreekfestival.com for more information.

FALL CHRISTMAS BAZAAR: Oct. 27-28; Point Washington United Methodist Church Woman’s Ministries will have their annual Fall/Christmas Bazaar. Craft vendors who want to reserve a table for the event need to contact Kathy Carpenter by Sept. 1 at 231- 2706 or jkcarpenter@mchsi.com. Six-by-3 tables are $20 for both days.

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.

SANTA ROSA ADULT SCHOOL CLASSES AVAILABLE: Adult education classes include adult high school completion, adult basic education and GED preparation.  For $30 per term, students may select from classes offered in Milton and Navarre. Both day and evening classes are provided in Milton, and night classes are offered in Navarre. Classes are open enrollment so students can begin at any time. Call 983-5710 for details.

SANTA ROSA ADULT SCHOOL OFFERS ENGLISH LANGUAGE CLASSES FOR NON-NATIVE SPEAKERS: The ESOL class is designed to prepare English learners for working and living in local communities. Daytime English classes are provided in Milton and night classes are offered in Navarre. Students can begin at any time. Tuition is $30 per term. Call 983-5710 for details.

Recurring

SANTA ROSA ARTS AND CULTURE FOUNDATION BOOK CLUB: 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

 

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

TOBACCO FREE SANTA ROSA COALITION: 4 p.m. Sept. 21 in the main conference room of the Florida Department of Health Milton location, 5527 Stewart St. Topics will include tobacco-free work sites, smoke-free multi-unit housing, pregnancy and smoking cessation. Other topics include Students Working Against Tobacco and community outreach events, such as the Sept. 30 Healthy Start Baby Shower and the Nov. 4 Tobacco Free Santa Rosa Farmshare. 

SANTA ROSA COUNTY DEMOCRATIC EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE: Sept. 21, 6 p.m., at the United Way of Santa Rosa County, located at 6479 Caroline St., Ste. A, Milton. All elected precinct members and interested parties are invited to attend. For additional information, contact Sarah Coutu, chair, at 375-2334, or Trish Hansen, secretary, at 261-5662.

COUNTY MEETINGS: All Santa Rosa County Board of County Commission meetings and other county department meetings are held in the County Administrative Center boardroom, 6495 Caroline St., in Milton, unless otherwise indicated.

Here’s September’s schedule:

Commission Committee — Sept. 25, 9 a.m. Bagdad Architectural Advisory Board — Sept. 27, 8:30 a.m., Public Services Conference Room, 6051 Old Bagdad Highway, Milton Parks and Recreation — Sept. 27, 5:30 p.m. Commission regular — Sept. 28, 9 a.m. Commission special — rezoning meeting, Sept. 28, 6 p.m.

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.

MILTON SUNDIAL UTILITIES BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND EXECUTIVE SESSION: 5:30 p.m., Oct. 2 in council chambers at City Hall, 6738 Dixon St.

MILTON BENEVOLENT CEMETERY BOARD: Oct. 3, 4 p.m. in Conference Room B of City Hall, 6738 Dixon St. 

MILTON COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY MEETING: 5:30 p.m., Oct. 10 in council chambers at City Hall, 6738 Dixon St.

MILTON CITY COUNCIL REGULAR SESSION: 5:45 p.m., Oct. 10 in council chambers at City Hall, 6738 Dixon St.

MILTON COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE MEETING: 3 p.m., Oct. 19 in council Chambers at City Hall, 6738 Dixon St.