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


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: 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.

SANTA ROSA DEMOCRATIC PARTY: The Santa Rosa Democratic Party will meet at 6 p.m. Jan. 18 at 4966 Henry Street. This month the guest speaker will be Tamika Lyles running for U.S. Senate.

NAVARRE GARDEN CLUB CELEBRATES ARBOR DAY: The Navarre Garden Club will celebrate Arbor Day 10 a.m. Jan.19 by planting a tree at the Navarre Gardens Assisted Living Facility located at 7254 Navarre Parkway. This year Santa Rosa County Master Gardeners and Santa Rosa County Forestry Department will provide native trees in one-gallon pots for distribution as well as information about services they offer in the county. Refreshments will follow the ceremony. Contact Ginger Eisele at for details.

ARBOR DAY CELEBRATION: The Milton Garden Club Arbor Day Celebration will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20 at the Milton Event Center, formerly the Milton Garden Club, 5256 Alabama St. The forestry service will give out free trees and there should be a visit from Smokey Bear around 11 a.m. Master Gardeners will be on hand to provide educational material and answer questions. There will be a $5 chili lunch hosted by the Milton Garden Club. Details: Bill Walter, communications chair at (269) 369-5867 or

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

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.

ROCK PAINTING WORKSHOP: Milton Garden Club is holding a rock painting workshop 10 a.m. to noon Feb. 12 at the Green Up Santa Rosa Nursery, 6758 Park Ave., Milton, FL 32570. Supplies and light refreshments will be available. For details, contact Bill Walter at (269) 369-5867 or 


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.

MILTON GARDEN CLUB MONTHLY MEETING AND PROGRAM: 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. the second Tuesday of each month, September through May at the Milton Event Center, formerly Milton Garden Club 5256 Alabama Street.

Feb. 13 is "All About Soil" presented by Jim Roberts, Public Information Officer of Escambia county.

March 13 is "Life Cycle of the Dragonfly" presentation by Pam Murfey, SRC Master Gardener.

April 10th is "All about Herbs" presented by Ginny Hinton, Santa Rosa County Family and Consumer Services Agent.

The Spring Luncheon will be in May, date TBA.

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. 

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


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.

REPUBLICAN CLUB OF SANTA ROSA COUNTY: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 6 at the Club at Hidden Creek, 7030 PGA Blvd., Navarre. The featured speaker is Dave Piech, candidate for District 4 Santa Rosa County Commission.