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


"Hammer In" blacksmithing event

Florida Artist Blacksmithing Association is hosting an open-to-the-public “Hammer In,” a blacksmithing demonstration of forge welding. Presenters will start the fires at 9 a.m. May 25, the presentation at 9:30, and an open forge time for FABA family members from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Potential members may also join FABA at the event, located at John Butlers’ Farm, 4112 Bell Lane, Milton.

Presenters will look at the techniques and fire management necessary forge welding, demonstrate a "faggot weld" and then members will weld some mild steel, perhaps making a spoon or a fire poker.

Juana's Pagodas music schedule

The following concerts are scheduled at Juana's Pagodas/Sailors' Grill, 1451 Navarre Beach Causeway, Navarre Beach.

5-9 p.m. May 25, Matt Hoggatt, deck; with Shenanigans from 9:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m., Pagodas. 

3-7 p.m. May 26, James Adkins, deck; with Shenanigans 9 a.m to 1 a.m., Pagodas.

Panhandle Senior Follies auditions

Auditions for the follies are 4 p.m. May 30 and 31 at Main Street Milton, 5256 Alabama St., Milton. Seniors age 50 and over with singing, dancing, musical or other talent may audition for a spot. The Panhandle Community Theatre will present the show June 8 and 9 at the theatre. Those who want to try out but can't attend the auditions, or those who want more information may email

Kids Day in the Park

The Azalea Garden Club of Pace’s second annual Kids Day in the Park takes place 9 a.m. to noon June 8 at Benny Russell Park, 5417 West Spencer Field Road.

This free, hands-on learning experience is designed for children, ages 4-10, to have fun with their parent or responsible adult while learning about the environment. Kids Day in the Park brings together experts from the Audobon Society, bee keepers, gardeners and other volunteers teaching children about birds, bees and butterflies.

The program will be modeled for young children’s attention spans with brief informative talks by experts, hands-on activities and take-home memorabilia. It’s an educational “show, tell and do” type of program.

Adults register their child for the program and accompany them through the three staged areas which will be devoted to a specific topic and activities. Then after completing all of the topics, children can collect a special reward for their participation.

Book club meeting

The Red Shoe Book Club meets 10 a.m. June 17 at TC's Front Porch in Navarre. Each person reads his or her own selected book or finds interesting facts to share about the topic, which is currently U.S. First Ladies. Hillary Clinton is the June topic. For more information, contact Kathy Krafka at Bring a friend. This is not a library-sponsored program.

Alcoholics and Narcotics Anonymous

Alcoholics Anonymous meets 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday at Chuck's Cycles, 5764 Stewart St., Milton. Call 850-381-9411 or 850-626-6637 for details. Website:

Narcotics Anonymous meets 7 p.m. Fridays through Sundays at Chuck's Cycles, 5764 Stewart St., Milton. Call 850-381-9411 or 850-626-6637 for details. Website:

Tobacco cessation classes

Tobacco Free Florida offers free tools and services to help you quit tobacco. For those 18 years old, if medically appropriate, the Florida Department of Health offers free nicotine replacement patches, lozenges and gum. It also offers free community, worksite and clinic groups.

Classes are at 5527 Stewart St., Milton. Preregistration is required. Call 398-6965 to reserve a spot. 

Quit Smoking Now classes are 5:30 p.m. May 30 to June 27.
Tools To Quit classes are 5-7 p.m. Nov. 29 and Dec. 13.

Fish House Craft Beer Festival

The Fish House Craft Beer Festival for ages 21 and up is 3-6 p.m. June 19 on the deck of The Fish House, 600 E. Barracks St., Pensacola. Some proceeds benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Florida. Cost is $20 plus tax in advance, $30 plus tax starting June 1. Purchase at Call 850-470-0003 or visit for more information. 

Call for Farmers Market vendors

A Farmers Market and Craft Event is 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 29 at the Holley Navarre Seniors Center, 8476 Gordon Goodin Lane, Navarre (across from the Navarre Library. Set-up is at 7 a.m. Outdoor spaces are 14 feet square, indoor spaces are 8 feet square, and cost is $20 per table. Tent and tables are required for outdoor spaces. Call 850-936-1644 or email Catherine at for a rental application. This will be a place for the whole family to shop.

Florida Friendly Landscaping Principles Class

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

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

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.