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

TRUNK OR TREAT: Saturday, Oct. 28, 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Pace Presbyterian Church, 4587 Woodbine Road, Pace. New Beginnings Preschool will serve homemade chili. PPC will grill sausages, hot dogs and provide a hot cocoa bar since the weather will be chilly. Children can enjoy candy and games. A costume contest winner scores a $10 gift certificate to the Santa Rosa Farmers Market, the event’s sponsor.

CHRISTMAS VILLAGE CRAFT FAIR: Nov. 4 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Milton Masonic Lodge, 5158 Pike St., in Milton. The Milton Eastern Star chapter will present a Christmas Village craft fair with booths inside and out for arts, crafts, food, gifts and holiday decorations. There will also be a photo opportunity with Santa Claus. Details: 623-4066.


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.


Public Meetings

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.