12.27 Herbal Study at Ever’man
Ongoing Herbal Study Group – Exploring natural healing, use of herbs, films, discussions. Free for members, $2 non-members. Ever’man, 315 W. Garden St. The class is free for members and $2 for non-members. Visit everman.org for more information.
12.27 Free Table Tennis
Pensacola Table Tennis Club offers free play twice a week on Thursdays from 6 to 9 p.m. and Mondays from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Balls and paddles are provided, but you are welcome to bring your own. Thursday is for intermediate and advanced and Monday is for family and beginners, but there all enough tables available for all skill levels. Located at the Fricker Community Center, 901 N. E St., call 791-3979 for more information or visit pensacolatabletennis.tripod.com.
12.31 Yoga with Michael DeMaria
Relax with Michael DeMaria every Monday at the Sanders Beach Community Center, 931 S. I St. from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Classes are $10, a portion of which goes to the community center. For more information, call 436-5198 or visit ontos.org.
1.1 Polar Bear Plunge
Take a dip in the Santa Rosa Sound to start the New Year. Black-eyed peas await you at the finish line. Race begins at Paradise Bar & Grill, 21 Via De Luna. Call 932-1500 for more information.
• Sleep Support Group
The topic will be “Sleep Disorders and CPAP Therapy” presented by Robert Dawkins, Ph.D, MPH at the Sleep Disorders Center Conference Room in the West Florida Rehabilitation Institute, 8391 N. Davis Hwy. at 5:30 p.m. Registration is required, please call 494-3212 to register.
1.1 Yoga with Becky Sathre
This class will include readings, meditation and chanting. Beginning yoga on 1st and 3rd Tuesdays with Intermediate Yoga on 2nd and 4th Tuesdays. Free for members, $2 for non-members. Bring your own towel or mat. Ever’man, 315 W. Garden St. The class is free for members and $2 for non-members. Visit everman.org for more information.
1.2 Zumba in East Hill
Join the Zumba fitness class held at Bayview Park Center, 2001 E. Lloyd St. from 6 to 7 p.m. Classes are $5. For more information, call 436-5190 or visit zumbapensacola.com.
1.3 Free Yoga for Family and Persons with Health Challenges
Every first and third Thursday of the month at 4 p.m., families can take a free yoga class. No experience necessary. Class located at 913 S. L Street. Contact Dr. Marianne Franklin at 418-2763 for more information.
1.8 Spinal Cord Injury Reunion Group
The group will meet at 2:30 p.m. in Community Rooms A&B at West Florida Rehabilitation Institute, 8391 N. Davis Hwy. For more information, please call 494-3212.
1.9 Cancer Screenings You Need to Know
The class will be held at noon and presented by Presented by German Herrera, M.D. and Nutan DeJoubner, M.D., Baptist Medical Group – Oncology in the Medical Meeting Rooms at Baptist Hospital, 1000 West Moreno St. Reservations are required. To register, call 469-7897.
1.9 Traumatic Brain Injury Support Group
The group will meet at 3:30 p.m. in Community Rooms A&B at West Florida Rehabilitation Institute, 8391 N. Davis Hwy. For more information, please call 494-3212.
1.11 Parkinson’s Support Group
The topic is “Movement Disorders with Parkinson’s” presented by Dr. Daniel D. Dees, movement disorders specialist. The support group will meet from 1 to 2 p.m. in Community Rooms A&B of West Florida Rehabilitation Institute, 8391 N. Davis Hwy. For more information, call 494-3212.
1.12 Pensacola Beach Half Marathon, 5K and 10K
Whatever distance you choose, all three courses are flat and fast. Pick the distance you want at the turns. The race begins at 8 a.m. on Casino Beach. For more information, call 932-1500.
1.14 Stroke Support Group
The class will meet at 1:30 p.m. in Community Rooms A&B at West Florida Rehabilitation Institute, 8391 N. Davis Hwy. For more information, please call 494-3212.
1.18 Panhandle Outdoors Live: Leon Sinks, Sinking Streams & Wakulla Spring
The University of Florida/ IFAS Extension faculty lead this series of field trips for Panhandle residents to explore and learn about the Panhandle’s aquatic resources and the plant and animal communities they support. The field trip is from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, contact Will Sheftall at firstname.lastname@example.org or 606-5202.
1.24 Weight Loss Options for the New Year
The class will be held at noon and presented by Presented by Jeffrey Friedman, M.D., bariatric surgeon
Inside the Andrews Institute Athletic Performance & Research Pavilion, Conference Room B, 1040 Gulf Breeze Pkwy. Reservations are required. To register, call 469-7897.
1.26 We Believe in Children 5k Run & Health Fair
The Baptist Healthcare sponsored event is presented by the Escambia County Public Schools Foundation. The race begins at 8 a.m. at Cordova Park Elementary, 2250 Semur Road. For more information, call Susan Sheets at 469-2305.
1.28 Alzheimer’s Disease Support Group
The topic of the meeting is “Coping Strategies for Caregivers” presented by Kristen McGehee, LCSW, Covenant Hospice. The group will meet from 3 to 4 p.m. in Community Rooms A&B at West Florida Rehabilitation Institute, 8391 N. Davis Hwy. For more information, call 494-3212.
1.29 Man to Man
The American Cancer Society group for men fighting prostate cancer will meet from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the West Florida Cancer Center, 2130 E. Johnson Ave. The session is free and open to men of any stage of cancer diagnosis. For more information, call 494-4814.
1.31 Losing Weight the Healthy Way
The class will meet at noon and will be presented by Monica Nall, M.D., Baptist Medical Group Family Medicine and Specialty Care Center – Pace at Baptist Medical Park – Nine Mile, Azalea Room, 9400 University Pkwy. Reservations are required. To register, call 469-7897.