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

ANNOUNCEMENTS

DRUG ADDICTION HELP: Narconon reminds families that the opiate problem in the U.S. is continuing to worsen and it’s more important than ever to know and understand the signs and symptoms of an opiate overdose.

To learn more about how to identify the signs and symptoms of opiate abuse, go to:

http://www.narconon-suncoast.org/blog/how-to-recognize-signs-of-an-opiate-overdose.html

Narconon can help you take steps to overcome addiction in your family. Call today for free screenings or referrals at 1-888-824-1621.

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.

UPCOMING: 

SACRED HEART FREE SEMINARS FOR SENIORS: During August, Sacred Heart Senior Services will offer three free "Healthy Living" seminars at locations in Northwest Florida. These seminars are designed for people ages 55 and older. Call 850-416-1620 or toll-free at 1-877-416-1620, or visit www.sacred-heart.org/seniorspirit to register.

"Aging in Place and in the Community" will take place 12 to 1 p.m. Aug. 23 at St. Ann Catholic Church, Chapel Conference Room, 100 Daniel Dr., Gulf Breeze. Lauren Meadors will speak, development coordinator with the Council on Aging of West Florida, Inc.

"No Matter Your Age or Stage, You Need Balance" will be held from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Sept. 8 at Mainstay Financial Group, 2810 E. Cervantes St., Pensacola. Speaker: Laurie Hanson, Life Coach. Sacred Heart and Mainstay are partnering to provide this series of "Power of E3" (Empower Educate Enlighten) seminars designed for women ages 55+.  To register, call 850-437-3127.

"Getting the Groove Back in Your Move" will be held from 12 to 1 p.m. Sept. 13 at Pace Medical Park Rehabilitation Center, first floor, 3754 Highway 90 in Pace. Speaker: Debra Baker, a personal trainer with New Horizons Fitness.

"Balanced Pain Relief: A Truly Drug-Free Pain Relief Solution" will be held from 12 to 1 p.m. Sept. 27 at St. Ann Catholic Church, 100 Daniel Dr., Gulf Breeze, in the chapel conference room. Speaker: Don Carlock, Jr., DC, a chiropractor with Balance Chiropractic.

RECURRING

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.

AZALEA GARDEN CLUB OF PACE: 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. every month on the second Monday, Sept. through May the club begins with a meet-and-greet, then at 1 p.m. the program and general meeting begin. Guest are always
welcome. The location for the meeting is the Pace Fire Department Conference Room, 4773 Pace
Patriot Blvd. For more information, call Jean at 380-2256.

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: meets monthly on the second Saturday of the month from 9 a.m. to noon. call 995-7056 for details and further information.

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.

MILITARY ORDER OF PURPLE HEART: meets 3rd Saturday of every month at 11 a.m. at Hope Church, 3220 Avalon Boulevard, Milton. 

PUBLIC MEETINGS

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

Bagdad Architectural Advisory Board: 8:30 a.m. Aug. 22, Public Services Conference Room, 6051 Old Bagdad Highway, Milton Parks and Recreation: 5:30 p.m. Aug. 22 Commission Regular: 9 a.m. Aug. 23 Commission Special Rezoning: 6 p.m. Aug. 23 MSBU Public Hearing: 6 p.m. Aug. 29     

MILTON MEETINGS: The following meetings take place at Milton City Hall, 6738 Dixon St., unless otherwise indicated.

Milton Police Pension board: 8:30 a.m. Aug. 27 in council chambers; call Debbie Peters at 983-5423 for details  Milton Board of Adjustment: 5:30 p.m. Aug. 27 in the council chambers HPB Walking Tour Workshop: 5 p.m. Aug. 28 starting at Berryhill Admin. Complex, 6751 Berryhill Road LEAP Committee: 3:30 p.m. Aug. 30 in conference room "A" Youth Council: 4:30 p.m. Aug. 30 in conference room "B" Sundial Utilities meeting: 5:30 p.m. Sept. 4 in council chambers Executive Session: 5:30 p.m. Sept. 4 in council chambers Community Redevelopment Agency: 5:30 p.m. Sept. 11 in council chambers City council regular session: 5:45 p.m. Sept. 11 in council chambers Reconvened session: 5:30 p.m. Sept. 25 for the purpose of adopting a budget and millage rate for FY 2018/19