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DINE OUT FOR UNITED WAY PLANNED FOR OCT. 8-22 The second annual Dine Out for United Way is bigger and better this year with 29 participating restaurants in the Pensacola Bay Area and one in Fort Walton Beach. Participating restaurants will donate 10 percent or more of proceeds to United Way on participating days Oct. 8-22.

Of the participating restaurants, three have elected to make a higher contribution than the requested minimum (10 percent): Cactus Flower Café, Happy Pig Café and Nancy’s Haute Affairs will donate 15 percent. Additionally, several restaurants have chosen to participate on multiple days: Beef O’ Brady’s (Pace location only), Cajun Specialty Meats, Chili’s (Pensacola and Pace locations), Famous Dave’s Pensacola, Figaro’s Pizza, Happy Pig Café, Nancy’s Haute Affairs, Ollie’s Neighborhood Grill, Texas Road House, and Tropical Smoothie Café (Navarre location only).

Other participating restaurants include: 3 Fries, Hilton Pensacola Beach Gulf Front, New York Nick’s, Nippon Sushi & Grill, Ozone Pizza Pub, Seville Quarter, Shrimp Basket (Milton location only), The Club at Hidden Creek, The Grand Marlin, The Native Café, Tijuana Flats, Times Grill, and Wintzell’s Oyster House.

Dine Out for United Way is a fun and easy way for restaurants and restaurant patrons to help raise funds for their community and support the local restaurant community. To learn more details, including each restaurant’s date(s) of participation, visit UnitedWayEscambia.org or UnitedWaySRC.org. Limitations may apply.

GALLERY NIGHT SCHEDULE Stroll through the charming brick walkways of Downtown Pensacola where you’ll experience an eclectic array of music, art and cuisine while exploring the galleries and businesses featuring the works of dozens of local artists. Follow your heart and all five senses as mellow tones of local musicians and mouth-watering aromas of downtown eateries float on the air, leading you from venue to venue. Many businesses encourage you to linger as long as you like and even provide light refreshments.

Palafox Street will be closed for automotive use from Garden Street to Government Street making foot traffic safer for the whole family.

Following is a list of Official Participants for the October 22nd Gallery Night:
1.      600 South, 600 South Palafox Street
2.      Art Praha Galerie, 124 Palafox Place
3.      Artel Gallery, 223 Palafox Place
4.      Blazzues, 200 Palafox Place
5.      Blue Morning Gallery, 112 Palafox Place
6.      Distinctive Kitchens, 29 Palafox Place
7.      Doghouse Deli, 30 Palafox Place
8.      Dollarhide’s Music Center, 41 Palafox Place
9.      Dorothy’s Dance Plus Studio, 28 ½ Palafox Place
10.  Elebash Jewelry, 36 South Palafox Place
11.  Global Grill, 27 South Palafox Pl.
12.  Grand Reserve, 210 Palafox Pl.
13.  Hopjacks Pizza Kitchen & Taproom, 8-10 Palafox Pl.
14.  In Detail, 59 East Gregory St.
15.  Jackson’s Steakhouse, 400 Palafox Pl.
16.  Meadow’s Jewelers, 125 Palafox Pl.
17.  New York Nick’s, 9-11 Palafox Pl.
18.  Pensacola Museum of Art, 407 South Jefferson St.
19.  Ragtyme Grille, 201 South Jefferson, St.
20.  Seville Quarter, 130 East Government St.
21.  Susan Campbell Jewelry, 32 Palafox Pl.
22.  Sweet Tea Reflections, 310 East Government St.
23.  The Leisure Club, 126 Palafox Pl.
24.  Truth for Youth, 401 North Reus St.
25.  Vic & Ike’s, 104 Palafox Pl.
26.  Vinyl Music Hall, 2 Palafox Pl.
27.  Will Call Sports Grille, 22 Palafox Pl.

GULF COAST CHORALE AND FIESTA BARBERSHOP CHORUS Tickets are now available for the Gulf Coast Chorale’s “Oscars, Tonys, and Flags” with special guest the Fiesta Barbershop Chorus. The event will be held on Saturday, Oct. 23 at 7:30 p.m. located at St. Anne Catholic Church in Gulf Breeze. You’ll enjoy the memories, the romance, and the adventure as the cinema comes alive through this musical performance spanning eight decades of movie magic. Led by artistic director Michael Richardson, this performance features not only movie music, but also Broadway hits and a special precursor to Veterans Day with some powerful patriotic selections.

Joining the Gulf Coast Chorale is the Fiesta Barbershop Chorus with a taste of their very special tribute to Broadway, which recently played to a sold-out crowd at the Pensacola Little Theatre.

For more information about the Fiesta Barbershop Chorus, visit fiestachorus.com. Advance tickets are $10, $15 at the door and $5 for students. Free admission for children 10 and under. For more information on tickets, visit gulfcoastchorale.org or e-mail Robert Frommel at robertfrommel@bellsouth.net.

HALLOWEEN EGG HAUNT Don’t miss the Spooktacular Fun.Come out in costume and bring a flashlight to join Play Pensacola as we hunt for Halloween Eggs at the Roger Scott Athletic Complex on Saturday, October 30th from 5pm – 8pm. There will be so much to do for the entire family. You can take a ride on the Haunted Hay Ride or walk the School Bus of Doom or just enjoy some of the wonderful carnival games and great food! Children ages 0-13 are welcome to participate in the Egg Haunts, so be sure to bring your trick or treat bag and even a flashlight too!

Admission is Free with a donation of a non-perishable food item for Manna Food Bank.

Egg haunt schedule:

5:15 p.m.    Stroller to 2 year olds (half field)

3 to 4 year olds (half field)

5:45 p.m.    5-7 year olds

6:15 p.m.    8-10 year olds

6:30 p.m.    11-13 year olds.

For more information, contact Parks and Recreation at 436-5670 or visit playpensacola.com.
GREATER ARTS FEST On Nov. 5-8, The Greater Gulf Coast Arts Festival returns with local and regional artists, musicians, craftspeople, and food vendors in Seville Square in downtown Pensacola.

Make your plans and join us at Pensacola’s premier festival. The GGAF is one of the most highly regarded and popular arts festivals in America, consistently ranked in the top 50 art shows by Sunshine Artist Magazine.

You will also find live music and performances on three stages, hands-on artistic activities for the kids in Bartram Park, crafts from the past at the Heritage Arts area and, of course, an assortment of food and treats to please any taste.

Free Admission. For more information, go to ggaf.org

SUBWAY FAMILY GOLF TOURNAMENT The Subway® Family Golf Tournament benefiting The Northwest Florida Prevention Coalition will take place on Saturday, November 6th at Lost Key in Perdido. The Subway® Family Golf Tournament will provide a unique opportunity for people to participate in a fun, family-friendly event.  The Subway® Family Golf Tournament will include hole-in-one and team prizes, awards ceremony lunch and silent auction. To register, visit nwflpc.org.

This is the first annual fundraiser for the Northwest Florida Prevention Coalition, the anti-drug coalition that engages concerned citizens in Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties to reduce substance use. The Coalition works to reach parents and responsible adults with prevention information and provides them with the necessary tools to reduce the areas of risk young people face, thus strengthening the protective factors that help youth stay drug-free.  Its mission is “uniting citizens to create a clean, safe, drug and crime-free community.”

The Coalition is a non-profit organization and members include the Community Drug and Alcohol Council, Pensacola Police Department, Escambia and Santa Rosa School Districts, Pillars for Promise, Informed Families, Juvenile Justice, Escambia and Santa Rosa Sheriff’s Departments, Escambia and Santa Rosa Health Departments, local neighborhood watch programs and many others.

• Subway® Family Golf Tournament benefiting The Northwest Florida Prevention Coalition
• Saturday, November 6th
• 7:00am – registration/check-in
• Lost Key Golf Club, 625 Lost Key Drive, Pensacola
• Sponsored by Subway®
• To register, please visit nwflpc.org

EMERALD COAST FOUNDATION DONATES TO CHILDREN IN CRISIS The Emerald Coast Foundation recently showed their support to Children in Crisis, Inc. by awarding a grant to help sustain operations of the CIC Children’s Neighborhood.

Chris Sehman, President of the Foundation, presented the donation to Ken Hair, CIC Executive Director, at the October Fort Walton Beach Chamber of Commerce First Friday Coffee.  The donation shows the Foundation’s continued commitment of support to the kids living at the CIC Children’s Neighborhood and the community.

Ken Hair commented, “Before CIC built the Children’s Neighborhood, our community didn’t have an emergency shelter for young children removed from an unsafe home on short notice.  Our foster homes help with the severe shortage of traditional foster homes in our community and keeps brother and sister sibling families together and safe.”

The CIC Children’s Neighborhood has provided a home to over 175 at-risk foster children since opening in 2008.  Children in Crisis, Inc. is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) charity of caring people from the community.  To learn more about Children in Crisis and the Children’s Neighborhood visit   childrenincrisisfl.org or call 864-4242.