City of Milton meetings
Milton's storm water management committee will meet Oct. 16 at 9 a.m. in Conference Room B at Milton City Hall.
Milton's finance committee will meet Oct. 18 at 9 a.m. in the council chambers of Milton City Hall.
Milton's administration committee will met Oct. 18 at 10 a.m. in Conference Room B at Milton City Hall.
Milton's benevolent cemetery board will meet Oct. 22 at 2 p.m. in Conference Room B at Milton City Hall.
Milton's public works committee will meet Oct. 25 at 8 a.m. in Conference Room B at Milton City Hall.
Milton's park and recreation committer will meet Oct. 25 at 9 a.m. in Conference Room B at Milton City Hall.
Milton's public safety committee will meet Oct. 25 at 10 a.m. in Conference Room B at Milton City Hall.
For more information, call the city manager’s office at 983-5411. All meetings are open to the public.

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.

Relay for Life Kickoff Meeting
The Milton Relay for Life kickoff meeting will be Oct. 16 at 6:30 p.m. in the Locklin Building behind Santa Rosa Medical Center. The Milton Relay for Life's first team captain's meeting was held on Sept. 18 to begin planning for next year's Relay for Life event. All prior relayers, current relayers, and anyone interested in becoming part of this great event are invited to attend. If you want to start a team, be a sponsor, or just be part of a team, please join us. Cancer has touched almost everyone's life in some way, so come out and join a group working to fight this deadly disease. For more information, contact 686-2176.

Dogwood Circle Garden Club Meeting
The Dogwood Circle is meeting on Oct. 16 at 10 a.m. Our meeting program will be Adaptive Gardening – Part 2 by Marge Hiller. Please call 564-0028 for more information if you are a guest. Everyone is welcome to attend our circle and we have both men and women as members. Join us if you would like to know more about Gardening and have fun, too.

Pace Area Chamber Boston Butt Sale
Let the Pace Area Chamber of Commerce prepare your Thanksgiving Dinner. The chamber is currently selling Boston Butts for $25. Pick up date will be Nov. 16 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the Pace Chamber Office. Orders and payments are due by Nov. 6. For more information call 994-9633.

Santa Rosa TDC Meeting
The Santa Rosa County Tourism Development Council will have their monthly meeting on Oct.17 at 3pm at the Navarre Visitors Center, 8543 Navarre Parkway. Commission Melvin and Commissioner Cole will be present to discuss the development of the Bagdad Mill Site project.

Holley Navarre Senior Center Fall Holiday Bazaar and Flea Market
The Holley Navarre Senior Center is hosting a fund raising Bazaar and Flea Market on Oct. 20 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. Items for sale will include local art and crafts, local wood working such as benches, birdhouses and planters, local quilts, local jewelry, local baked goods, holiday decorations, Avon, Mice handbags, and gently used household items, clothes, and garden plants. Outside 12’x12’ booths are still available at $20 and inside 8 foot tables are available at $20. Call The Senior Center for a rental form 936-1644 or 382-1671 or E-mail

Sons of the American Revolution meeting
The Aaron Snowden Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution in Milton will meet Oct. 20 at Ryan's on Highway 90. Breakfast will start at 8 a.m. and the meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. The election of officers and induction of new members will be at his meeting as will special speaker Ned France, who will talk about the Treaty of Paris 1789. The Sons of the American Revolution welcomes individuals throughout the year. The Sons of the American Revolution is a 'lineage' society, using your family tree to trace your relative to a point where they supported the cause of American Independence. For more information call 463-7061.

Community Connection Chili Festival
The 'Community Connection Chili Festival' will be Oct. 21 from 2 - 6 p.m. at the Carpenter's Park pavilion, located at the corner of Broad Street and Munson Highway Co. Rd 191 in Milton. Bring your appetite and your enthusiasm for hearty chili and warmth of humankind. There will be crafts, face painting, unity circles, African drumming, and local DJ Boss Man in attendance.

2nd Annual Golden Note Fall Festival
The Milton High School Band Parent Association will host the second annual Golden Note Fall Festival on Nov. 10 from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. at the Milton High Soccer Field. This event will feature a yard sale and craft show as well as a fun zone for kids, live music, and concessions. Vendor space is available. For more information call 723-9117 or go to

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.

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.

Family Resource Program changes hours
The Family Resource Program office has changed its hours. 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.

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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