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

ANNOUNCEMENTS

DRUG ADDICTION HELP: Narconon reminds families that the opiate problem in the U.S. is continuing to worsen and it’s more important than ever to know and understand the signs and symptoms of an opiate overdose.

To learn more about how to identify the signs and symptoms of opiate abuse, go to:

http://www.narconon-suncoast.org/blog/how-to-recognize-signs-of-an-opiate-overdose.html

Narconon can help you take steps to overcome addiction in your family. Call today for free screenings or referrals at 1-888-824-1621.

ADDICTION TREATMENT CENTER NOW ACCEPTS CIGNA INSURANCE: The Friary at Lakeview Center is now accepting Cigna Insurance for services. The Friary accepts many other health insurance plans including TriCare, and authorization for services is based on medical necessity.

Addiction treatment is not something that an individual or family should ignore. The Friary admissions team is striving to help the community by working with clients to determine their coverages and offer options when insurance won’t fully cover treatment.

A confidential assessment can be arranged at any time by calling 850-932-9375 or toll free 800-332-2271. Visit www.TheFriary.org to learn more about services.

UPCOMING: 

SACRED HEART FREE SEMINARS FOR SENIORS: Sacred Heart Senior Services will offer three free "Healthy Living" seminars at locations in Northwest Florida. These seminars are designed for people ages 55 and older. Call 850-416-1620 or toll-free at 1-877-416-1620, or visit www.sacred-heart.org/seniorspirit to register.

"Balanced Pain Relief: A Truly Drug-Free Pain Relief Solution" will be held from 12 to 1 p.m. Sept. 27 at St. Ann Catholic Church, 100 Daniel Dr., Gulf Breeze, in the chapel conference room. Speaker: Don Carlock, Jr., DC, a chiropractor with Balance Chiropractic.

FISHING TOURNAMENT: The Florida B.A.S.S. Nation is hosting a Junior/High School State Qualifying Tournament, Sept. 16 on the Blackwater River from the City of Milton’s downtown Riverwalk Park (5194 Willing Street, Milton, FL 32570). This event will include approximately 50 junior and high school teams along with their boat captains and their families. The weigh-in will begin at 3 p.m.

SANTA ROSA DEMOCRATIC PARTY: 6 p.m. Sept. 20 at the United Way, 6479 Caroline Street. Call 850-375-2334.

SENIOR PROGRAM TO LEARN ELECTRONICS: 10 to 11:30 a.m. and noon to 1:30 p.m. on Sept. 22 the AARP Mentor Up Workshop will feature University of West Florida student volunteers ready to work with you to go over the basics of modern electronics such as turning on devices like the iPhone, tablet, and laptops; getting on the internet; sending text messages; how to use the video messaging program Skype and more.

Seniors are urged to bring their phones, laptops and other devices so they can learn on what they use.

Due to limited space, interested parties need to RSVP for the class by Sept. 20 and indicate which session they would like to attend.

For more information contact the Guy Thompson Community Center at 850-983-5466 or e-mail jpaschal@miltonfl.org.

The Guy Thompson Community Center is located at 5629 Byrom St. in Milton.

MUNSON SCHOOL REUNION: 10 a.m. Oct. 18 at Bear Lake Recreation Area Pavilion. Bring a covered dish. For information call 850-957-4082.

MILTON GARDEN CLUB MONTHLY MEETING AND PROGRAM: 9:30-11:30 a.m. at the Milton Event Center, 5256 Alabama St. Milton Garden Club's next meeting will be on Oct. 16, the third Tuesday in October just this one month, usually the second. The program will on gopher tortoises. Coffee and social starts at 9:30 a.m., program at 10am and business meeting to follow. Everyone is welcome! It is free and open to the public.

RECURRING

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: 1-800-932-8677.

SANTA ROSA COUNTY WRITER’S GUILD: 3:45-5:45 p.m. Tuesdays at the Guy Thompson Community Center, 5629 Byrom Street Milton Poet Laureate Marc Livanos’ poetry night includes open mic, free-verse workshops, poetry contests with prizes, author events and refreshments.

AZALEA GARDEN CLUB OF PACE: 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. every month on the second Monday, Sept. through May the club begins with a meet-and-greet, then at 1 p.m. the program and general meeting begin. Guest are always welcome. The location for the meeting is the Pace Fire Department Conference Room, 4773 Pace Patriot Blvd. For more information, call Jean at 380-2256.

Sept. 10, the club will host guest speakers from the Francis M Weston Audubon Society and will discuss this area’s wintering birds.

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 in Pace. Visitors are welcome. Call 377-3976 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. weekdays for more information. 

SANTA ROSA BEEKEEPERS ASSOCIATION: 6 p.m. potluck dinner, 7 p.m. meeting on the third Thursday at the Santa Rosa County Extension office, 6263 Dogwood Drive, Milton. Visitors are welcome. Details: Clarence Prater, president, 623-776-7018, or Sandy Ashby, vice president, 529-5770.

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: meets monthly on the second Saturday of the month from 9 a.m. to noon. call 995-7056 for details and further information.

CONTINUING EDUCATION: Need a few credits to earn your high school diploma? Santa Rosa Adult School offers adult high school completion through earned credits. Classes are provided evenings in Milton and Navarre. Tuition is $30 per term. Call 983-5710 for details.

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/  

MILTON PIECEMAKERS QUILD GUILD Of MILTON: 9:15 a.m. second Monday of the month, the guild will meet at the Milton library, 5541 Alabama St. The meeting is open to anyone interested in quilting and joining the guild. This is not a library-sponsored event. Call 382-3952 for details.

MILITARY ORDER OF PURPLE HEART: meets 3rd Saturday of every month at 11 a.m. at Hope Church, 3220 Avalon Boulevard, Milton. 

PUBLIC MEETINGS

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



Final Public Hearing on FY18/19 Tentative Budget: 6 p.m. Sept. 18




Flood Mitigation Task Force Meeting: 1:30 p.m. Sept. 20, Public Services Conference Room, 6051 Old Bagdad Highway




Commission Committee: 9 a.m. Sept. 24  




Bagdad Architectural Advisory Board: 8:30 a.m. Sept. 26, Public Services Conference Room, 6051 Old Bagdad Highway




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




Commission Regular: 9 a.m. Sept. 27




Commission Rezoning Meeting: 6 p.m. Sept. 27



MILTON MEETINGS: The following meetings take place at Milton City Hall, 6738 Dixon St., unless otherwise indicated.



Riverfront Redevelopment Team: 4 p.m. Sept. 20 in conference room "B"




Board of Adjustment: 5:30 p.m. Sept. 24 at in the council chambers




Historic Preservation Board: 6 p.m. Sept. 24 in the council chambers



Reconvened session: 5:30 p.m. Sept. 25 for the purpose of adopting a budget and millage rate for FY 2018/19