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



VETERANS CLOSURE: The Santa Rosa County South Service Center Veterans Services office will be closed through Jan. 1, reopening Jan 2.

COUNTY HOLIDAY CLOSURES: The following Santa Rosa County offices will be closed Jan. 1 for New Year's Day and Jan. 15 in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Santa Rosa County Commissioners including the library system and animal shelter. Santa Rosa County Clerk of the Court Santa Rosa County Property Appraiser Santa Rosa County Supervisor of Elections Santa Rosa County Tax Collector

The Central Landfill will be closed on New Year's Day but opens from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Dr. Martin Luther King Day.

Santa Rosa County 9-1-1 dispatch, Lifeguard Ambulance Service and fire departments are open daily



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  



SANTA ROSA MEETINGS: The following meetings are held in the County Administrative Center boardroom, 6495 Caroline St., in Milton, unless otherwise indicated. 

Commission Committee: Jan. 8, 9 a.m. Fire Department Executive Group: Jan. 8, 6:30 p.m., Emergency Operations Center, 4499 Pine Forest Road, Milton Building Code Board of Adjustments: Jan. 10, 2:30 p.m., Public Services Conference Room, 6051 Old Bagdad Highway, Milton Blackwater Soil and Water Conservation District: Jan. 11, 7:30 a.m., 3927 Highway 4, Suite 102, Jay Commission regular: Jan. 11, 9 a.m. Zoning Board: Jan. 11, 6 p.m. Public Safety Coordinating Council Meeting: Jan. 17, 11:30 a.m., Sheriff's Office Training Room, 5755 East Milton Road, Milton Aviation Advisory Committee: Jan. 17, 5 p.m. Commission Committee: Jan. 22, 9 a.m. Local Option Sales Tax Citizen Committee: Jan. 23, 9 a.m. Parks and Recreation: Jan. 24, 5:30 p.m. Bagdad Architectural Advisory Board: Jan. 24, 8:30 a.m., Public Services Conference Room, 6051 Old Bagdad Highway, Milton Commission regular: Jan. 25, 9 a.m. Local Mitigation Strategy Task Force: Jan. 25, 1:30 p.m., Public Services Conference Room, 6051 Old Bagdad Highway, Milton Commission special — rezoning meeting: Jan. 25, 6 p.m. Tourist Development Committee: Jan. 29, 8:30 a.m., Economic Development Office, 6491 Caroline St., Milton


Sundial Utilities Board of Directors — Executive Session, Jan. 2, 2018, beginning at 5:30 p.m. in Council Chambers of City Hall, 6738 Dixon St.  Community Redevelopment Agency, Jan. 9, 2018, at 5:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers of City Hall.  Milton Council regular session, Jan. 9, 2018, at 5:45 p.m. in Council Chambers of City Hall.  Milton Committee of the Whole, Jan. 18, 2018, at 3 p.m. in the Council Chambers of City Hall.

REPUBLICAN CLUB OF SANTA ROSA MEETING AND DUTCH TREAT DINNER: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018 at The Club At Hidden Creek, 7030 PGA Blvd Navarre.