MILTON — Upcoming Santa Rosa County events and activities are as follows.
PACE — The Pace Chamber is collecting supplies and donations for the town of Malone, devastated by Hurricane Michael. Citizens are in need of tarps, food, juice, juice boxes for children, diapers, baby food, wipes, hand sanitizer, toiletries, paper plates, forks, pet food and more. Chamber members will be taking the donations to them Oct. 19 so all donations must be picked up by Thursday. The chamber can pick up items. Contact the chamber at 791-5461 or 994-9633 firstname.lastname@example.org.
TALLAHASSEE — Volunteer Florida, the state's lead agency for mobilizing volunteers and coordinating donations before, during and after disasters, is promoting donations to the Florida Disaster Fund to support the thousands of Floridians affected by Hurricane Michael.
The Florida Disaster Fund is Florida's private fund established to assist statewide communities as they recover during times of emergency. In partnership with the public sector, private sector and other non-governmental organizations, Volunteer Florida distributes the Florida Disaster Fund to voluntary organizations, such as the Salvation Army and Florida Baptist Disaster Relief, that are actively engaged in food delivery and repairing and rebuilding homes, while offering financial assistance and other recovery-related services.
"Right now, so many people are watching the news, seeing the devastation caused by Hurricane Michael and asking what they can do," said David Mica, Jr., CEO of Volunteer Florida. "This is what they can do – donate to the Florida Disaster Fund and provide both immediate relief and long-term recovery for their friends, neighbors and affected Floridians."
To donate to the Florida Disaster Fund, visit www.volunteerflorida.org.
REOPENED: The Florida Forest Service facilities associated with Blackwater Forestry Center are now fully reopened. Campgrounds, offices, etc are functioning as normal.
COURT DATES RESCHEDULED: MILTON — Select court dates have been rescheduled in Santa Rosa County following Hurricane Michael. See the following list for new dates.Domestic violence injunction hearings set for Oct. 10 are rescheduled to Oct. 17. VOP hearings before Judge Hilliard set for Oct. 9 are rescheduled to Oct. 24 at 2:30 p.m. Misdemeanor arraignments set before Judge Giraud on Oct. 9 are rescheduled to Oct. 30 at 1 p.m. VOP hearings before Judge Giraud set for Oct. 10 are rescheduled to Oct. 31 at 8:30 a.m. Docket day before Judge Giraud set for Oct. 10 is rescheduled to Oct. 17 at 1:30 p.m. The truancy docket before Judge Ross Goodman set for Oct. 10 is rescheduled to November 7 at 3 p.m.
FLU SHOTS: MILTON — The Florida Department of Health in Santa Rosa County is now offering flu shots by appointment at the Milton location at 5527 Stewart Street.
The fee is $32 and is covered by Medicare, for those who are eligible, as well as some other insurance plans. Vaccine is also available free of charge for children 6 months through 18 years of age through the Vaccines for Children Program. The quadrivalent vaccine offers protection against four strains of the flu. To make an appointment, call 983-5200, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
MILTON EAST STAR: Seeking craft and food vendors for the 4th annual Christmas Fair sponsored by the Milton Eastern Star Chapter on Nov. 10 at the Santa Rosa Masonic Lodge in Milton. Indoor and outdoor locations are available. For more information call 623-4066.
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.
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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.
AZALEA GARDEN CLUB OF PACE: The Azalea Garden Club of Pace meets on the second Monday of the month from September to May from 12:30-3 p.m. at the Pace Fire Department conference room, 4773 Pace Patriot Blvd. Call Jean at 380-2256 or Debbie at 736-8629 for information. The November meeting will be on citrus for the homeowner by Sam Greendorfer.
MILTON GARDEN CLUB MONTHLY MEETING AND PROGRAM: 9:30-11:30 a.m. at the Milton Event Center, 5256 Alabama St. the Milton Garden Club's regular meeting is on the second Tuesday of the month. Coffee and socializing starts at 9:30 a.m., program at 10 a.m. and business meeting to follow. Everyone is welcome. It is free and open to the public.
NAVARRE GARDEN CLUB ENVIRONMENTAL WORKSHOP: 5:30 p.m. Oct. 18 a series of environmental workshops begins. ‘De-Contaminate Navarre’ is the theme of a series of Workshops the Navarre Garden Club is sponsoring to address environmental hazards.
The first in the series, "Hazards We are Facing" will feature Santa Rosa County Commissioner Bob Cole in the Navarre High School cafeteria. Commissioner Cole is the Environmental Vice Chair for the Florida Association of Counties.
MUNSON SCHOOL REUNION: 10 a.m. Oct. 18 at Bear Lake Recreation Area Pavilion. Bring a covered dish. For information call 850-957-4082.
RABIES "DRIVE-THROUGH" CLINIC: 4-6 p.m. Oct. 19 at Santa Rosa County Animal Services, 4451 Pine Forest Road in Milton the county will hold a "drive-through" rabies vaccine clinic. The cost is $10. A driver's license is necessary for writing a check.
COMMUNITY EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAM TRAINING OFFERED: The Navarre Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) will conduct basic FEMA certification training at the Holley-Navarre Fire Station #45 Oct. 19-21 and 26-28. Training is free and available for any adult citizen 18 or over, teens 14 and older can take the training with parental consent. No special skills or experience are required. Completion of the class does not create any obligation to become part of Navarre CERT but does qualify the graduate to be part of any Community Emergency Response Team in the country. To register go www.navarrecert.org and fill out the online training registration. Attendance at all six sessions is required to become certified and pre-registration is required. For more information, visit our web site, email us at email@example.com or call (850) 939-6973.
JAY HIGH SCHOOL HOMECOMING: Jay High School’s homecoming festival will be Monday, Oct. 22 5-8:45 p.m. Come watch powder puff football and have a sausage dog by pre-order. Call 675-4507 for more details.
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.
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.
Sept. 10, the club will host guest speakers from the Francis M Weston Audubon Society and will discuss this area’s wintering birds.
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.
MILTON'S POET LAUREATE WORKSHOP: 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the Guy Thompson Community Center, 5629 Byrom St., Room 113. Milton poet laureate Marc Livanos will host a poetry workshop for teenagers with probing weekly prompts on issues relevant to their daily lives.
MILTON MEETINGS: The following meetings take place at Milton City Hall, council chambers, 6738 Dixon St., unless otherwise indicated.Milton Committee of the Whole: 3 p.m. Oct. 18 Low Income Housing Group Committee: 6:30 p.m. Oct 18, Nov. 1, Nov. 15, Nov. 29 in conference room B Sundial Utilities Board of Directors meeting: 5:30 p.m. Nov. 5 Milton Council Executive Session: 5:30 p.m. Nov. 5 Community Redevelopment Agency: 5:30 p.m. Nov. 13 Milton City Council Regular Session: 5:45 p.m. Nov. 13