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.

Woodbine Church school supply drive

PACE — Woodbine Church, 5200 Woodbine Road in Pace is holding a back-to-school supply drive ending July 29. Stop by the church and pick up a shopping list and bag before shopping. Call 995-0007 for details. 


Art workshop

NAVARRE — The Holley Navarre Seniors Center is offering an art workshop for all ages 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 28. Anyone who can hold a pencil can paint a picture says Mary Ellen Linthicum, the instructor. Tickets are $20. Please bring a bag lunch. Desserts and drinks will be avialable. Attendees will also need an 11-by-14 paint board or canvas. If you do not have one, paint boards will be for sale at $1 each. Bring any acrylic paints that you may have. Although, paints will be provided, if needed. Also please bring a sock. You read that correctly. Bring a sock. The Holley Navarre Seniors Center is located at 8476 Gordon Goodin Lane, across from the Navarre Library just east of Highway 87. Tickets available at the center during office hours 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday or call the office 936-1644 or Mary Ellen at 812-243-1727.

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 Aug. 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.

2018 Big Cat Jamboree

MILTON — Starting 5 p.m. Aug. 10 will be the football jamboree and fish fry at the Milton High stadium. The youth league is at 5 p.m. followed by the Panthers at 7 p.m. The cost is $10 for a dinner plate of fish or chicken, hush puppies, baked beans, coleslaw, and tea or water. Quarterback Club memberships are also available at $40, which include two fish or chicken dinners and free parking for all home games.


MILTON — From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 11, Milton will hold "Waterfest," a free event for children ages 12 and under with bouncers, water slides and food vendors at the city's festival grounds on South Willing Street.

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: Aug. 11

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

Tickets: $40, 350 seats available

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Greg Fitzsimmons

Aug. 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.