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

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.

NAVARRE GARDEN CLUB’S ANNUAL SANTA’S WORKSHOP: Nov. 18 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Navarre Conference Center, 8700 Navarre Parkway, Navarre. A variety of artists and craftspeople will offer items. Ye Olde Bake Shop will feature various baked cakes, pies and goodies for your Thanksgiving table. Santa will wait to hear your child’s Christmas requests, and have his picture taken with your child. “This is a great opportunity to offer your craft for sale to the public,” an event spokesperson says. Indoor 9- by 5-foot booths will rent for $40, with a table costing $45; also, a limited number of outside 10- by 10-foot booth spaces are available for $40. Call Dana at 217-1414 or email for more information.


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


MEETINGS CONCERNING THE CARPENTER’S PARK MASTER PLAN: These sessions are at City Hall, 6738 Dixon St., Milton:

Group stakeholder interview meetings, Oct. 11 at 4 p.m., 5 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Public kick-off meeting in Council Chambers, Oct. 11 at 6 p.m.

Group stakeholder interview meetings, Oct. 12 at 12 p.m., 4 p.m. and 5 p.m.

FLORIDA-ALABAMA TRANSPORTATION PLANNING ORGANIZATION MEETING: 9 a.m. Oct. 11 in the Tiger Point Park Community Center, 1370 Tiger Park Lane, Gulf Breeze.

The TPO will consider:

Accepting the FDOT Fiscal Years 2019-2023 Tentative Work Program Amending the 2040 Long Range Transportation Plan Needs Plan for West Cervantes Street Approval of a motion selecting one Citizens’ Advisory Committee member to attend the 2017 Emerald Coast Transportation Symposium

CARPENTER’S PARK KICK-OFF: 6 p.m. Oct. 11 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.

MILTON LEAP COMMITTEE: 3:30 p.m. Oct. 26 in Conference Room “A,” City Hall, 6738 Dixon St., Milton.

MILTON YOUTH COUNCIL: 4:30 p.m. Oct. 26 in Council Chambers, City Hall, 6738 Dixon St., Milton.

MILTON BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT: 5:30 p.m. Oct. 30 in Council Chambers, City Hall, 6738 Dixon St., Milton.