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


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

YOUTH BASEBALL, T-BALL, SOFTBALL REGISTRATIONS: Gospel Projects Youth Athletic Club has opened 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


PACE AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE MONTHLY NETWORKING LUNCHEON: 12 p.m. Feb. 7 at The Cutting Board, 5701 U.S. 90 in Milton. Each person will order off the menu and pay the waitress after eating.

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: 9:30-11:30 a.m. the second Tuesday of each month, September through May at the Milton Event Center, 5256 Alabama St.

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

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.



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

Blackwater Soil and Water Conservation District - February 8, 7:30 a.m., 3927 Highway 4, Suite 102, Jay Commission Regular - February 8, 9:00 a.m., Tiger Point Community Center, 1370 Tiger Park Lane, Gulf Breeze Zoning Board Meeting - February 8, 6:00 p.m., Tiger Point Community Center, 1370 Tiger Park Lane, Gulf Breeze Fire Department Executive Group - February 12, 6:30 p.m., Emergency Operations Center, 4499 Pine Forest Rd, Milton Commission Planning Workshop - February 13, 9:00 a.m. Building Code Board of Adjustments - February 14, 2:30 p.m., Public Services Conference Room, 6051 Old Bagdad Hwy., Milton

HEALTHY START COALITION OF SANTA ROSA COUNTY, INC.: These meetings are on Monday, Feb. 12:

3:30 p.m., Executive Committee 4 p.m., Board of Directors

The meetings will take place at the Healthy Start office located at 5505 Stewart St., Milton. 

For further information, contact the Healthy Start Coalition at 626-6751.       

WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT CARPENTER’S PARK? Come talk to officials on Monday, Feb. 12, 6-8 p.m. during the public open house to share your thoughts on the concept plans for the park. The city of Milton has hired TSW, an Atlanta-based planning, architecture, and landscape architecture firm, and Volkert, Inc., an engineering firm, to work on a master plan for Carpenter’s Park. They have taken your feedback from the survey and first public meeting in fall 2017 to create multiple ideas for the future of the park, and they want to hear what you think.

FLORIDA YOUNG DEMOCRATS OF SANTA ROSA COUNTY: 6 p.m., Feb. 13 at 4966 Henry Street, Milton. Details: President Taylor Smith, 797-8374 or email

SANTA ROSA COUNTY DEMOCRATIC EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE: Feb. 15, 6 p.m., at 4966 Henry St., Milton. All elected precinct members and interested parties are invited to attend. For additional information, contact Sarah Coutu, chair, at 375-2334, or Trish Hansen, Secretary, at 261-5662.