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


SACRED HEART HEART-HEALTH SCREENINGS: Sacred Heart Health System will provide free heart-health screenings at locations in Pensacola, Milton and Century for adults who are poor, elderly or uninsured. Here is the schedule for early-January adult screenings: Jan. 6 from 9-11:30 a.m. at Greater Bethlehem AME Church, 5299 Richburg St., Milton; Jan. 9 from 9-11:30 a.m. at Gull Point Community Center, 7000 Spanish Trail Road, Pensacola; and Jan. 10 from 9-11:30 a.m. at Century Senior Center, 6025 Industrial Blvd., Century. Details: 416-7826.

PACE GARDEN CLUB TO FOCUS ON FENG SHUI: Azalea Garden Club's next monthly meeting is Jan. 8, 12:30 p.m., at the Pace Fire Department Conference Room, 4773 Pace Patriot Blvd. Jean and Margie will present, "Feng Shui Gardening." Guests and prospective members are welcome. The club’s 2018 schedule brings another Old English Tea fundraiser and new activities for children. Details: Jean at 380-2256.


FLORIDA PANHANDLE PROGRESSIVES ‘CANDIDATE MEET AND GREET’: Jan. 17, 5 p.m. at the Tiger Point Park Community Center, 1370 Tiger Park Lane, Gulf Breeze. The speakers include a U.S. Senate candidate, county commission candidate in Santa Rosa and State House District 1 and District 2 candidates, as well as a Destin City Council candidate.

SANTA ROSA COUNTY 4-H QUILTING WORKSHOPS: Santa Rosa County 4-H will offer a "Past, Present & Future 4-H Quilting Class" workshop series for current, former or prospective 4-Hers as well as adults. The series, in partnership with the Home & Community Educator volunteers, will teach the basics of quilting and prepare students for quilting projects. The cost is $10 per class ($40 total). Here is the schedule: Jan. 13 (9 a.m. to 12 p.m.) — picking the pattern; Feb. 10 (9 a.m. to 12 p.m.) — cutting the quilt; March 10 (9 a.m. to 12 p.m.) — sewing it up; and April 14 (9 a.m. to 12 p.m.) — putting it all together. All classes are held at the Santa Rosa County Extension Office, 6263 Dogwood Drive in Milton. Details: Prudence Caskey or Jasmin Bradford at 623-3868.

COUNTY HOLIDAY CLOSURES: The following Santa Rosa County offices will be closed 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

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

YOUTH BASEBALL, T-BALL, SOFTBALL REGISTRATIONS: Gospel Projects Youth Athletic Club will open baseball, T-ball and girls softball registrations. Parents can register their children for these sports from Tuesday, Jan. 16 through Saturday, Feb. 17. Gospel Projects provides programs for players ages 3 ½ to 16 for girls and ages 3 ½ to 14 for boys. If you are interested in coaching, sponsoring a team or becoming a program sponsor, contact Tod Brainard at 623-4671 or email



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

EARLY LEARNING COALITION OF SANTA ROSA COUNTY: Jan. 9, the Early Learning Coalition of Santa Rosa County will hold the following meetings in the Santa Rosa County Health Department Conference Room, 5527 Stewart St. in Milton: 9 a.m. Executive Committee, 9:30 a.m. Finance Committee and 10 a.m. board. Meetings are also accessible by telephone. Call 1-800-356-8278. Use conference code 390249. Details: 983-5313.


Community Redevelopment Agency, Jan. 9 at 5:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers of City Hall.  Milton Council regular session, Jan. 9 at 5:45 p.m. in Council Chambers of City Hall.  Riverfront Redevelopment Team, Jan. 11 at 4 p.m. in the Council Chambers of City Hall. Historic Preservation Board, Jan. 11 at 5:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers of City Hall. Milton Committee of the Whole, Jan. 18 at 3 p.m. in the Council Chambers of City Hall. LEAP Committee, Jan. 25 at 3:30 p.m. in Conference Room A at City Hall. Youth Council, Jan. 25 at 4:30 p.m. in the Council CHambers of City Hall.