City of Milton meetings
Milton's city council will meet in executive session on Oct. 1 at 4 p.m. at Milton City Hall.
Milton's city council will meet in special session at 4 p.m. Oct. 9 for the purpose of swearing in the newly elected and re-elected officials.
Milton's city council will meet in regular session on Oct. 9 at 5 p.m. at Milton City Hall.
For more information, call the city manager’s office at 983-5411. All meetings are open to the public.

Milton General Employee Pension Board Meeting
The City of Milton’s General Employee Pension Board is scheduled to meet Oct. 3 at 10 a.m. in Conference Room “B” at City Hall. All meetings are open to the public. If you would like additional information regarding the meeting, please contact Lori McCafferty at 983-5417.

Milton outreach meetings
The City of Milton has scheduled two (2) Outreach Meetings to discuss the Blackwater Riverfront Master Plan. Those meetings are scheduled for Oct. 11 at 6 p.m. and Oct. 13, at 9 a.m. All meetings are open to the public. If you would like additional information on the meetings please contact the Planning Dept. at (850) 983-5440.

Milton Planning and Development Department Meetings
The City of Milton’s Planning & Development Department has scheduled the following meetings:
Downtown Redevelopment Advisory Board (DRAB) on Oct. 18 at 1 p.m.
Growth, Development & Annexation Committee (GD&A) on Oct. 18 at 3 p.m.
Education Committee on Oct. 18 at 4:30 p.m.
All meetings are open to the public. If you would like additional information concerning these meetings, please contact the Planning Department at 983-5440.

Family Resource Program changes hours
The Family Resource Program office hours are changing as of Oct. 1. The offices will be closed on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Office hours will be from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday. For financial assistance call 626-2054 for an appointment. For food assistance, you must have children 18 and under or be 55 years or older. Clothing assistance is a walk-in basis from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday. For more information call 626-2054.

Pace Class of 1983 Reunion
The graduating class of 1983 at Pace High School is looking for classmates they have lost touch with. They are asking members of the graduating class to e-mail the committee at They also have a Facebook page to get things started, log on to Facebook and look for reunion.eightythree.

Santa Rosa Republicans
The Republican Club of Santa Rosa County will hold its next monthly meeting and Dutch Treat Dinner at The Club at Hidden Creek in Navarre, Oct. 2 at 6:30 p.m. The featured speaker will be: The Honorable Sheriff of Santa Rosa County Wendell Hall. For more information call 939-2409.

Navarre Garden Club General Membership Meeting
The Navarre Garden Club with hold it’s monthly on Oct. 2. The meeting will be held at the Tuscan Grill, Hidden Creek Golf Club. Social time begins at 9 a.m. with the meeting starting and 9:15 a.m. October’s speaker is David P. Ogden, Park Ranger in the Interpretation division of Gulf Islands National Seashore. Ranger Ogden’s topic for this meeting will be “Skimmers, Plovers and Terns”. The Navarre Garden Club always welcomes individuals throughout the year. For more information call, 936-0190, or email

NARFE Chapter 917 meeting
The National Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE), Chapter 917, will have their regular monthly meeting Oct. 4 at Ryan's Restaurant in Pace at 11 a.m. All active or retired federal employees are invited to attend. After a short business meeting there will be an interesting speaker followed by a Dutch-treat lunch. For more information call 626 2569.

Central Santa Rosa Republicans
The Central Santa Rosa County Republican Club will be holding their monthly meeting Oct. 4 at the Red Barn on Highway 90 in Milton. This month they will be discussing the eleven proposed amendments that will be on the ballot in November. Our president, Chuck Miller is in Africa on a mission trip so Vice President Michael Sallmen will moderate the meeting. A no-host meal starts at 5:30 p.m. with the meeting starting promptly at 6:30 p.m. For more information call 463-0006.

CDAC presents a three hour CEU training Elderly Alcoholism
The Community Drug and Alcohol Council, Inc. will hold an Early Alcoholism seminar Oct. 5 from 9 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. at the Center on N. Ninth Ave. in Pensacola. The program will be presented by Dr. Beechem who is the author the book Elderly Alcoholism Intervention Strategies. He was a professor at UWF for several years in the social work department and his focus was aging studies. Elderly Alcoholism examines contributing factors to elderly alcoholism, including irrelevant life style items in screening instruments, seriousness of disease minimized, role changes in family structure, and misdiagnoses. A loss – grief inventory will be introduced and utilized in a role-playing exercise. This interactive training is designed to facilitate openness of questions and discussions. Contact 434-2724 or email for more details or to register.

Blue Jeans and BBQ Family Festival
Covenant Hospice will host the Blue Jeans and BBQ Family Festival at Red Barn BBQ in Milton on Oct. 6 from 4 - 9 p.m. The event will include a BBQ dinner, childrens activities, live music by the Rowdies, clogging by the Clickin' Cloggers, a silent auction, 50/50 drawing, and grand price drawing. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for children ages 3 - 12. For details call 438-9714 or visit

Bagdad Lecture Series Continues with “Blackwater in the Early 1800’s”
Next in the Bagdad Village Preservation Association’s lecture series is “Blackwater in the Early 1800’s”, the story of the area that later became Bagdad, Pace, and Milton. Sparsely populated, this vast area of mostly virgin pine forest attracted very few settlers, who mainly lived by subsistence farming, hunting, and fishing before the growth of the lumber industry, which made this area a central industrial hub, with the first industrial park in Florida at Arcadia. Major James M. McNair (retired) has done a thorough job of researching Blackwater in its early years and has mapped the area in what is likely a manner never before done.
The program will be presented Oct. 6, at 10 a.m. at the Bagdad Village Museum, 4512 Church Street followed by a question and answer session, as well as refreshments. There is no cost and all are welcome. For more information on the lecture series or the Bagdad Village Preservation Association, call (850) 293-5349 or visit the association’s web site at

Fall fashion show in Navarre
The Holley Navarre Seniors will host a Fall Style Show Oct. 6 from 2 - 4 p.m. Join them for an afternoon of fun and fashion. Models will take one outfit to wear from casual daytime into smart evening attire by adding scarves, jewelry, and other accessories. Refreshments will be served and Harvey Craft will play music. Tickets are available at the Senior Center for $7 per person. To purchase tickets, call 936-1644, or stop by the Center at 8476 Gordon Goodin Lane (across from Navarre Library) Monday through Friday 9 a.m. - noon.

Sacred Heart to Offer Free Smoking-Cessation Classes
Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola will offer a free, six-week smoking-cessation program beginning Oct. 9 and Oct. 11 for persons who want to stop smoking. Quit Smoking Now (QSN) provides structured classes in a supportive, stress- free environment. Step by step, smokers will learn how to replace their nicotine habit with healthy alternatives. The two-hour classes will be offered on Tuesday nights beginning Oct. 9 from 6 - 8 p.m. and Thursday mornings beginning Oct. 11 from 10 a.m. to noon. Classes will be held in the Carmel Heights Building on the Sacred Heart Hospital campus. The Carmel Heights Building is located on Carmel Heights Drive near the Pediatric Care Center. A new series of classes will begin every seven weeks. To register for smoking-cessation classes, or for more information, please call 416-7764.

Post-Mastectomy Bra Fit Day for Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Fitting Designs, Inc. Orthotics & Prosthetics, located at 8800 University Parkway, Suite B-1, Pensacola, Florida, will have an Amoena Post-Mastectomy Bra Fit Day on Oct. 9 and Oct. 10 from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Heidi Pederson, Post-Mastectomy Consultant for Amoena, will be available for fittings and to answer questions. Light refreshments will be served. Please bring in your unused post-mastectomy apparel to be donated to the American Cancer Society. For details or appointments, please call (850) 484-9111.

Milton Class of 1962 reunion
The Milton Class of 1962 would like to invite its classmates from 1961 and 1963 to join us in a celebration of the 50th anniversary of graduation. A festive weekend of fun activities is planned for Oct. 12-13. Planned activities include attending the MHS homecoming football game against Gulf Breeze on Oct. 12, touring Milton High School and the city and a bar-b-que dinner and social gathering on Oct. 13. Register as soon as possible to ensure you will be able to reconnect with all of your old friends and meet new ones. Call 623-3344 or email for more details and registration procedures.

Tri-County Community Council changes hours
The Tri-County Community Council, Inc., Services Department on Elva St. in Milton will now be closed on Friday's. Office hours will remain 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday - Thursday. Low income home energy assistance applications will continue to be taken on Monday's. All other services to low income families will be provided Tuesday - Thursday. For more information contact the office at 981-0036.

Line Dance Classes
The Santa Rosa Community School will start line dance classes. This 13-week session will be at Hobbs Middle School on Glover Lane in Milton. Beginner classes will begin at 6 p.m. with an intermediate classes starting at 7:15 p.m. You don't need a partner to participate and everyone is welcome. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. For more information call 723-4052 or 623-4235.

Constitution and Coffee
The Constitution and Coffee group will meet each Saturday at 7 a.m. at the Coffee Break on Woodbine Rd. in Pace. All are welcome to come and listen or participate in the discussion of our federal constitution and the current events that impact our lives. Meetings last about an hour and are very informal. For more information call 981-1536.

Addiction help meetings
The Most Excellent Way support group for people seeking help overcoming alcohol, drugs and other addictive behaviors meets every Friday night at 7 p.m. at East Side Baptist Church, 4884 Ward Basin Road. For more information on this meeting and other area meetings, call 626.1481.

Volunteer advocates needed
Florida’s Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program needs volunteers to join its corps of dedicated advocates who protect the rights of elders who live in nursing homes, assisted living facilities and adult family care homes. The program’s local councils are seeking additional volunteers to identify, investigate and resolve residents’ concerns. Special training and certification is provided.
Anyone interested in protecting the health, safety, welfare and rights of long-term care facility residents — who often have no one else to advocate for them — can call toll-free 888-831-0404 or visit

Al-Anon meetings
Al-Anon meets every Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. in the portable behind Woodbine United Methodist Church. They also have a Spanish meeting at St. Rose of Lima Church every Friday at 10 a.m. in Room 2 of the Educational Building.
Al-Anon is a support group for family members of people who have alcohol abuse issues.

Newcomer Club Meeting
Newcomer’s Club of Greater Pensacola meets monthly on the second Wednesday of the month at 9 a.m. at the Pensacola Yacht Club; games, luncheon/meeting cost $14. Newcomers is open to all women who have resided in Pensacola two years or less. Monthly activities include: Book Club, Bridge, Bunco, Bowling, Chef's night out, to name a few. Please call 530-3926 or email for more details.

English as a Second Language classes
Santa Rosa Adult School is offering English as a Second Language classes to aid the growing population of non-native English speakers in the area. The classes will teach skills in reading, writing and speaking English. The program’s goal is to help students function effectively in their daily routines.
Classes are $30 per term with proof of Florida residency for the last 12 months. The classes are $120 per term without proof of residency. Classes are 8:30-11:30 a.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Students may enroll at any time during the term. All classes will be at the Adult Learning Center, 6751 Berryhill St. in Milton. For more information, call 983-5165 or 983-5710.

Veterans Upward Bound
If you are a military veteran wanting to achieve your dream of a college education, the Veterans Upward Bound program at Pensacola State College can help. The program prepares eligible veterans for entry into college with free noncredit refresher courses and helps veterans apply for financial aid and scholarships. Classes are available throughout the year.
Visit the Veterans Upward Bound office in Building 6 on the Pensacola campus, or call 484-2068 to set up an appointment.

Habitat for Humanity needs volunteers
Habitat for Humanity, a volunteer program that specializes in building/rebuilding homes for low-income families, is in desperate need of volunteers. There are several new and ongoing projects in both Escambia and Santa Rosa counties. If you can use a hammer, you can help.
If you have any questions or want to volunteer, contact NASWF volunteer coordinators Ryan Parrish or Tywron Harrisat 623-7012, or

Half-Century Dance
A Senior Citizens Dance is every Monday from
7-9:30 p.m. at the Fleet Reserve, 6409 Fleet Ave. in Milton. The dance features the C&L Express and is fun for all senior citizens. Cost is $5 at the door. Please bring a covered dish to share. For more information, call Billy or Pat at 626-1826 or 910-1500.

Classic Car show
The Local Yokel hosts a monthly car show on the third Friday of each month in East Milton from 5 to 8 p.m Anyone with an itch for cars is welcome to attend and trophies are handed out to car owners in six divisions. For more information, call the Local Yokel at 623-6364 or Charlie Donald at 981-1568.

Daughter's of the American Colonists
A new Daughter's of the American Colonists Chapter is being organized in our area. The DAC is a volunteer non-profit organization that promotes interest in the history and deeds of the American Colonists prior to 1776. It also promotes love of the USA and its flag and institutions.
Women who are interested in patriotism and American history and can document lineal descent from an ancestor who provided service to the colonies prior to 1776 are eligible for membership. For more information, call 897-1278.

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