City of Milton meetings

Milton's city council will meet in regular session on Nov. 13 at 5 p.m. in the Milton Council Chambers.

Milton's finance committee will meet Nov. 15 at 9 a.m. in the Milton Council Chambers.

Milton's administration committee will meet Nov. 15 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 Department Meetings

The City of Milton’s Planning Department has scheduled the following meetings:

Historic Preservation Board will meet Nov. 8 at 5:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall

Downtown Redevelopment Advisory Board will meet Nov. 15 at 1 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall

Growth, Development & Annexation will meet Nov. 15, at 3 p.m. in Conference Room “B” at City Hall

Education Committee will meet Nov. 15 at 4:30 p.m. in Conference Room “B” at City Hall

All meetings are open to the public. If you would like additional information concerning these meetings, please contact the

Planning & Development Department at 983-5440.


Capstone Academy Meeting

Capstone Academy Milton Campus Charter School Open House and Public Meeting will be Nov. 8 at 6 p.m. Capstone Academy is located at 5308 Stewart St. in Milton.


Healthy Start Coalition

The Healthy Start Coalition of Santa Rosa County will not be meeting during the month of November. The Healthy Start Coalition of Santa Rosa County will hold a general board meeting on Dec. 10 at 5907 Berryhill Rd. in Milton. All meetings are open to the public. For further information call 626-6751.


Apply for Pensacola Chirstmas Parade

The 2012 Cox Pensacola Christmas Parade will be held Dec. 8 at 5:15 p.m. in downtown Pensacola. Applications are now being accepted for groups, floats and marching bands to participate in the festivities and may be found on the parade website at Entry fees must be received no later than Nov. 24, with verification of entry position by Dec. 1. Parade winners will be named for best in show, school division, church division, business division, dancing teams and open division. 


Morning Glory Garden Club Meeting

Morning Glory Circle of the Milton Garden Club, Inc. will hold its monthly meeting Nov. 8 at 9:30 a.m. at Milton Garden Center, located at 5256 Alabama Street, in Milton.  Program for November will be "Make Your Own Holliday Centerpieces".  Purple Tulip will present the program.  For more information on attending the meeting or possibly joining our Milton Garden Club please call 675-6744 or 626-2003.


Alzheimer's Family Services support

Alzheimer's Family Services provides monthly support groups for family members or friends coping with a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease. A support group will be held at 1 p.m. Nov. 8 at the Covenant Hospice office located at 6479 Caroline St. Suite B. The support group is free and respite care is available. Support Groups are a means for caregivers and others interested in learning more about Alzheimer’s disease to exchange ideas, gather information and discuss their concerns with others who are dealing or have dealt with the same issues. To register for this support group or for additional information, call 850-478-7790 or visit


Tri-County Community Council meeting

The Board of Directors for the Tri-County Community Council will meet Nov. 8 at 5 p.m. The finance committee will meet at 4:15 and the development committee will meet at 4:30 at McLains Restaurant in DeFuniak Springs, Fla.


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


Holiday Showcase

The 2012 Holiday Showcase, sponsored by the Okaloosa Council for Home and Community Education, will feature gift and decorating ideas, demonstrations, and taste testing of holiday foods. The showcase will be Nov. 13 at 6 p.m. at the new Okaloosa County Extension Office at 3098 Airport Rd. Tickets are $5 in advance or $6 at the door. Participants will receive a 2012 Holiday Showcase cookbook. For additional information or to purchase tickets, call 689-5850.


Senior Follies Auditions

The Pensacola Senior Follies will hold auditions for the upcoming 2013 show at a covered dish gathering on Nov. 15.  It will be at Bayview Senior Center (Lloyd St. & 20th Ave) at 5:30 p.m.  For more information, please call 417-7736.  Rehearsals will start in Dec. and the show will be held March. 15, 16 and 17, 2013.


Family Promise Attic Sale

Family Promise of Santa Rosa County will have an attic sale on Nov. 16 and Nov. 17 from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the Milton Storage Center at 6065 Vanity Fair Rd. General admission to the event is $3. There will be lots of great merchandise at unbeatable prices that includes electronics, home goods, baby items, toys, lawn and garden items, and much more. For more information call 623-5300.


Navarre Garden Club workshop

The Navarre Garden Club is hosting its annual Thanksgiving Day Centerpiece Workshop on Nov. 20.   The workshop is to be conducted from 9:30 a.m. - noon at the Navarre Elks Club on Elk’s Way behind the Shrimp Basket. This workshop is an outreach to the Navarre community by the garden club.  Garden club members will give instruction in designing a centerpiece for Thanksgiving during the workshop.  Containers, flowers, and greenery will all be provided for a cost of $15.00 to the public and $13.00 for garden club members.  There will also be a luncheon afterwards with members bringing the food to share with guests. Please make your reservation before Nov.9 by calling 939-8720 or emailing


ACT/SAT Workshop

Students who will be taking the Dec. 1 SAT test and the Dec. 8 ACT test are invited to a workshop in Gulf Breeze. Workshop dates are Nov. 28 and Nov. 29 from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. and Dec. 3, Dec. 4, and Dec. 5 from 6 - 8 p.m. The workshop will provide approximately 12 hours of instruction and consist of six session covering both the SAT and ACT. Registration must be postmarked by Nov. 9. Students will need to bring calculators. If you have any questions e-mail or call 615-585-2401.


Dogwood Garden Club gala

The Dogwood Garden Club of Gulf Breeze is proud to announce their second annual “Welcome To Our Home” holiday gala entitled “Trees and Treats.” This event will take place Nov. 10 from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. The location is in the Gulf Breeze Presbyterian Church gymnasium. The church is located at 100 Andrew Jackson Trail, just behind the visitor’s bleachers of the GB High School football stadium. Come and learn how to make your home into a “holiday ready” home for just $15.00 per person. As a part of the program, you will be treated to ideas on how to decorate your home for the upcoming holiday season. Featured will be unique tree themes and Gina Jogan, a National Flower Show Judge and accredited Floral Design Instructor, will show us how to make fantastic and inexpensive centerpieces, wreaths and swags. Advance tickets can be purchased by contacting Robert Price at 850-932-5594 or tickets may be purchased at the door on the day of the event.


Community Drug and Alcohol Council training

The CDAC will present Understanding Human Behavior in the Workplace, a 3-hour continuing education training. You will learn to identify the reasons for aggressive behaviors that may lead to a crisis, discuss the application of de-escalating techniques to prevent and manage aggressive behavior, and evaluate our attitude and how it can influence the behavior of clients and co-workers. The training will be held at The Center, 3804 N. Ninth Avenue in Pensacola from 9a.m. - 12:15 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 16. Cost is $30.00 in advance and $35.00 at the door.


Contact Linda York for details at 850-434-2724 or email

CDAC is a continuing education provider for the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling (BAP #1002, expires 3/2013) the Alabama State Board of Social Work Examiners #0474, expires 2/2014 and the Florida Certification Board (FCB #5088A).


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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