MILTON — Here's a look at upcoming events in Santa Rosa County and surrounding areas.


Santa Rosa Neighborhood Softball League

SANTA ROSA COUNTY — Tim Sousa is organizing a neighborhood softball league. Sousa and organizers are looking for coaches and players to represent their neighborhoods and communities during the spring and early summer months.

The league would consist of neighborhood teams who will compete against one another in a friendly team environment. Email for more information.


Blackwater Saddle Club Play Day

EAST MILTON — Starting at 5 p.m. enjoy horse racing action July 13 at the June Ates Arena on Bobby Brown Rd. during the next Blackwater Saddle Club Play Day. Registration starts at 3 p.m. Open races will take place prior to registration. The current BWSC president is Tyler Knowles.

Free Vessel Safety Check

NAVARRE — The Coast Guard Auxiliary 1-7 is holding a free vessel safety check from 8 to 11 a.m. July 28 at the Navarre Beach boat ramp. This is open to the public for all types of boats. Boats satisfactorily completing the safety check will receive a decal. There is no penalty if the boat does not pass. The decal is an indication to marine law officers that the vessel has the required safety equipment on board. Contact Chuck Meyer at 626-5927 for more information.

Pensacola Numismatic Society Annual Coin Show

MILTON — From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday August 4 and 5 the Pensacola Numismatic Society Annual Coin Show will take place at the Santa Rosa Auditorium, 4530 Spikes Way in Milton. The event is free. The Boys Scout Troop 427 of Milton will have food for sell both days. Call Bob Thomas, president at 850-287-1806 for more information.

Big Cat Jamboree

MILTON — Support Milton High and youth league football August at the 2018 Big Cat Jamboree. Starting at 5 p.m. with the youth leagues followed by the Panthers at 7 p.m., enjoy a plate of fish or chicken, hush puppies, baked beans, coleslaw, and tea/water for $10. Quarterback Club memberships are also available that evening for $40. They include two fish or chicken dinners and free parking at all home games.

Sea Turtle Baby Shower

GULF BREEZE — Meg the Mermaid will tell a turtle tale and racers can enter the Happy Hatcher Relay Race at the Sea Turtle Baby Shower 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 11 at Landshark Landing,165 Fort Pickens Road, Pensacola Beach, on the Margaritaville Beach Hotel property.

It’s a family friendly afternoon of games, activities, entertainment to educate and celebrate sea turtles. There will be an art sale, sea turtle souvenirs and other vendors. Lots of giveaways. There is no entry fee.

Special Event Schedule:

11 a.m. Sea Turtle Oath
11:30 a.m. Floating in the Gulf Clean Water Demo
Noon Meet Meg the Mermaid
12:30 p.m. Happy Hatcher Relay Races
1:30 p.m. Sea Turtle Survivor Game
2 p.m. Tidy Turtle Game, closing

For more information, check out the event Facebook page,

Upcoming Imogene Theatre shows

MILTON — Upcoming performances at the Imogene Theatre, 6866 Caroline St include country music veteran John Berry, comedian Greg Fitzsimmons and another veteran of country music, Collin Raye.

John Berry

Date: August 11

Doors and showtime: 7 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Tickets: $40, 350 seats available

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Greg Fitzsimmons

August 24

Doors and showtime: 7 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Tickets: $30 presale

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Collin Raye

Date: Oct. 13

Doors and showtime: 7 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Tickets: $45 presale

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Radio Control Flying Park

JAY — The grand opening of the Santa Rosa County Fallen Hero Memorial Radio Control Flying Park takes place 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 22. There will be helicopters, planes, drones and cars as well as hot dogs and hamburgers and drinks with a donation suggested. There will be static displays, instructions, radio control air shows, military vehicles and hot rods. Location is at the Jay Transfer Station Road off 89 South of Jay. The Northwest Florida Modeler, Inc. is hosting this event. Contact Frank Papasavas at 899-1888 for more information.

Relay for Life

The signature fundraiser for the American Cancer Society, Relay For Life for the Milton and Pace area takes place 6 p.m. to midngiht Nov. 16 at the Pensacola State College Milton campus, 5988 Highway 90. For more information or to register visit You can also contact Gina Bitetti at or call 404-329-5113