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


Santa Rosa Democratic Party

MILTON — The Santa Rosa Democratic Party's monthly meeting is 6 p.m. March 21 at United Way, 6479 Caroline St., Milton. Contact Sarah Coutu, chair, 850-375-2334, or Patty Overly, secretary, 850-723-0250, for details. Big change starts locally.  Join the fight.

Brake family reunion

The Brake Family Reunion is 11 a.m. April 6 at the Pleasant Home Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, 8500 Pleasant Home Church Road, Holt. It starts with a covered dish lunch. Contact LeeQue McCombs, 850-957-4082, for details.

StoryCorps: Military Voices Initiative

PENSACOLA — WUWF 88.1 and StoryCorps — a nonprofit that records and preserves people’s stories — will collect and share stories of veterans and their families April 8 to 19 in their mobile studio booth. According to WUWF, all stories collected will be archived in the Library of Congress. There are only 50 slots available for interviews. Visit to sign up.

Forsyth House Egg Hunt

MILTON — The Hop Along egg hunt is 10 a.m. April 13 at the Forsyth assisted living facility, 5887 Berryhill Road, Milton. Egg hunters will be separated into appropriate age groups. There will be lots of eggs, goodies, a cotton candy machine, and more.

AARP Smart Driver Course

MILTON — The American Association of Retired Persons will conduct a Smart Driver course 9 a.m. April 15 at Locklin Education Building, Santa Rosa Medical Center, 6002 Berryhill Road, Milton. The six-hour course is designed for seniors over 50, but is open to all drivers.

Course completion may help lower participants’ insurance costs. Cost is $15 for AARP members and $20 for nonmembers. Call 850-529-1951 to register or for details.

Tobacco cessation classes

MILTON — Quitting tobacco isn’t easy. Tobacco Free Florida offers free tools and services to help you get started. For those 18 years old, if medically appropriate, the Florida Department of Health offers free nicotine replacement patches, lozenges and gum. The department also offers free community, worksite and clinic groups.

Classes are available at the department’s Santa Rosa County location, 5527 Stewart St. in Milton.

Quit Smoking Now classes are 5:30 p.m. Thursdays April 25 to May 23 and May 30 to June 27.

Tools To Quit classes are 5-7 p.m. Nov. 29 and Dec. 13.

Pre-registration is required for all classes. Call 398-6965 to reserve a spot.

Florida Friendly Landscaping Principles Class

MILTON — Learn about the right timing and methods for fertilizing and weed control, proper irrigation, and other practices for your lawn from Mary Salinas, residential horticulture agent at the Santa Rosa County Extension Office. No pre-registration is required.

Milton: Classes are 10-11 a.m. second Fridays at the SRCEO, 6263 Dogwood Drive. 

Gulf Breeze: Classes are 1-2 p.m. third Fridays at the Gulf Breeze Library, 1060 Shoreline Drive. 

Call 850-623-3868 or email for details.