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

NONPROFIT OFFERS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION: Invictus Knowledge Institute opens its doors to students for the first time on Sept. 25. New to the Pensacola community, Invictus is a nonprofit organization providing students alternative educational paths to a professional career in information technology. Invictus uses a Tech Bootcamp model, offering students four-, eight- and 16-week courses to prepare for a new position or internship with a local tech company. Students can obtain training and access to the IKI internship and job network for positions in application and software development and systems administration. Prospective students can try a single-day workshop or 16-week, part-time course. Call 745-4669 or email for class registration information. Free scholarships are available for qualified students.

THEATRE AUDITIONS: Actors are sought for the “Greatest Gift” play. Auditions are 6-8 p.m. Sept. 27 and Sept. 29 in the conference room at the Guy Thompson Community Center, 5629 Byrom St., Milton. The play is set Dec. 17 at the Imogene theater, 6866 Caroline St., Milton. Call 686-6199 or email for more information.

FREE WEALTH BUILDING CLASSES: Sessions begin 6-7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28 at Oak Lawn Funeral Home in Pensacola. Learn “The 3 P's of Building Wealth: Passion, Purpose and a Plan”; shows “how to create, fund and live the life of your dreams; a life worth smiling and talking about,” a media release states. Seating is limited, and registration is required. To register for the class or to become a site host in one of the five surrounding counties, contact Nancy Gaskins, 499-7149.

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 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 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 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.



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


Public Meetings


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.

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:

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.

PEDESTRIAN AND BICYCLE ADVOCACY WORKING GROUP WORKSHOP: 9:30 a.m. Sept. 27 in the Milton City Hall Conference Room, 6738 Dixon St. in Milton. Presented by the Florida-Alabama Transportation Planning Organization. Details: Brittany Ellers, 332-7976, ext. 220.

MILTON LEAP COMMITTEE: Thursday, Sept. 28, 3:30 p.m. in Conference Room “A,” City Hall, 6738 Dixon St., Milton.

MILTON YOUTH COUNCIL: Thursday, Sept. 28, 4:30 p.m. in Council Chambers, City Hall, 6738 Dixon St., Milton.

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.