MILTON — Upcoming Santa Rosa County events and activities are as follows.
FENTANYL ADDICTION: Narconon reminds families that fentanyl overdoses are on the rise in almost every community nationwide. Fentanyl is the strongest synthetic opiate painkiller and is estimated to be 100 times more potent than morphine and 50 times stronger than heroin. To learn more about fentanyl abuse and how to help your loved one, visit
Narconon can help you take steps to overcome addiction in your family. Call today for free screenings or referrals. 877-841-5509.
ADDICTION TREATMENT CENTER NOW ACCEPTS CIGNA INSURANCE: The Friary at Lakeview Center is now accepting Cigna Insurance for services. The Friary accepts many other health insurance plans including TriCare, and authorization for services is based on medical necessity.
Addiction treatment is not something that an individual or family should ignore. The Friary admissions team is striving to help the community by working with clients to determine their coverages and offer options when insurance won’t fully cover treatment.
A confidential assessment can be arranged at any time by calling 850-932-9375 or toll free 800-332-2271. Visit www.TheFriary.org to learn more about services.
UNITED WAY CRAM THE VAN: July 19 and 21 the largest Santa Rosa County school supply drive will happen. Usually over 40 percent of county students are on free or reduced lunch, indicative of how many students likely will start school without the proper supplies. United Way's role bridges the gap between the school district and the donors. The district informs UW what students need and in turn UW distributes this information so donors know what to buy. UW representative Kyle Holley said people donate the supplies directly, not cash, so they can rest assured their donations are all going to the children. Cram the Van runs with the collaborative efforts of UW as well as Channel 3 and Sandy Sansing Chevrolet.
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: 1-800-932-8677.
SANTA ROSA COUNTY WRITER’S GUILD: 3:45-5:45 p.m. Tuesdays at the Guy Thompson Community Center, 5629 Byrom Street 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.
The Spring Luncheon will be in May, date to be announced.
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 in Pace. Visitors are welcome. Call 377-3976 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. weekdays for more information.
SANTA ROSA BEEKEEPERS ASSOCIATION: 6 p.m. potluck dinner, 7 p.m. meeting on the third Thursday at the Santa Rosa County Extension office, 6263 Dogwood Drive, Milton. Visitors are welcome. Details: Clarence Prater, president, 623-776-7018, or Sandy Ashby, vice president, 529-5770.
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.
CONTINUING EDUCATION: Need a few credits to earn your high school diploma? Santa Rosa Adult School offers adult high school completion through earned credits. Classes are provided evenings in Milton and Navarre. Tuition is $30 per term. Call 983-5710 for details.
FLORIDA TRAIL ASSOCIATION: The Western Gate chapter’s activities are free to participate in except as noted. See more details at www.meetup.com/ftawesterngate/
MILTON PIECEMAKERS QUILD GUILD Of MILTON: 9:15 a.m. second Monday of the month, the guild will meet at the Milton library, 5541 Alabama St. The meeting is open to anyone interested in quilting and joining the guild. This is not a library-sponsored event. Call 382-3952 for details.
FLORIDA-ALABAMA TRANSPORTATION PLANNING ORGANIZATION: The Florida-Alabama Transportation Planning Organization will hold a Project Priorities Workshop with the Transportation Planning Organization, Technical Coordinating Committee and Citizens’ Advisory Committee on Wednesday, July 11, 2018, in the Vince Whibbs room at Pensacola City Hall, 222 W. Main Street, Pensacola, Fla. A public workshop will be held at 9 a.m. and the TPO/TCC/CAC workshop will begin at 10 a.m. Public is invited to the TPO/TCC/CAC workshop.For more information, contact Kristen Barre at 332-7976. For the full agenda, visit www.wfrpc.org.
SANTA ROSA MEETINGS: The following meetings are held in the County Administrative Center boardroom, 6495 Caroline St., in Milton, unless otherwise indicated.Budget workshop, first session: 9 a.m. July July 18 Public safety coordination council: 11:30 a.m. July 18 Budget workshop, second session: 1 p.m. July 18 Aviation advisory: 5 p.m. July 18 Parks and recreation: 5:30 p.m. July 18 Commissioner committee: 9 a.m. July 23 Bagdad architectural advisory board: 8:30 a.m. July 25 Parks and recreation: 5:30 p.m. July 25 Commissioner regular: 9 a.m. July 26 Engineering interviews - Tom King Bayou: 1:30 p.m. July 26 Commission Special - rezoning: 6 p.m. July 26
MILTON MEETINGS: The following meetings take place at Milton City Hall, 6738 Dixon St., unless otherwise indicated.Historic Preservation Board: 5:30 p.m., July 17 in Council Chamber Committee of the Whole: 3 p.m. July 19 in the Council Chamber LEAP Committee: July 26 at 3:30 p.m. in Conference Room “A” Youth Council: July 26 at 4:30 p.m. in Conference Room “B” Milton Planning Board: 5 p.m. July 26 in Council Chamber