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Community Outreach 8.19.10

BAYVIEW PARK FLEA MARKET Vendors will have their products for sale in Bayview Park at Blount St. and 20th Ave. every first Saturday of the month from 9 a.m. to noon. Items for sale will include clothing, pottery, jewelry, baked goods and more. If you are interested in becoming a vendor or would like more information, call 436-5190, e-mail aquina@ci.pensacola.fl.us, or visit playpensacola.com.

GULF ISLANDS NATIONAL SEASHORE ANNOUNCES ANNIVERSARY EVENT To commemorate the 94th anniversary of the National Park Service, Gulf Islands National Seashore will present an encore presentation of the WSRE-produced National Public Broadcasting documentary of “Gulf Islands National Seashore: The Treasure of the Gulf Coast.” The film will be shown in the Naval Live Oaks Auditorium on Wednesday, Aug. 25 at 5:30 p.m.

Acclaimed documentary filmmaker Ken Burns narrates this extraordinary visual journey through the National Seashore. Interwoven with aerial and underwater footage, as well as a colorful past that traces back to America’s earliest origins, this documentary highlights the history, culture and beauty of the Gulf Islands National Seashore. The award-winning “Treasures of the Gulf Coast” is a one-hour presentation and companion to the 12-hour Ken Burns documentary, “The National Parks: America’s Best Idea,” which premiered nationwide on Sept. 27, 2009 on Public Broadcasting Service.

For a complete program schedule and more information, call 934-2600 or visit nps.gov/guis.

CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENT The Panhandle Charitable Open will be held Oct. 1-2 at the Marcus Pointe Golf Club. The two-man, best-ball tournament has raised thousands of dollars for local charities thanks to the generous support of businesses and individuals like you.

The success in recent years of the PCO enabled the board to donate over $140,000 to charities such as Child Guardians, Inc., Gulf Coast Kid’s House, Council on Aging of West Florida, ARC Gateway, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Independence for the Blind, American Cancer Society and Covenant Hospice. The primary charities this year will be Child Guardians, Inc., Council on Aging of West Florida, and Gulf Coast Kid’s House.

Increasing the number of charities that participate highlights a goal of the PCO to continue to expand the impact and reach of their golf tournament. For more information, contact Doug Gooch at 293-7574 or visit pcogolf.org.

CITY AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS It’s time to put the “play” back in Pensacola. Parents, are you looking for a fun and exciting After School Program for your child at an affordable price? The City of Pensacola has the programs for you. The goal is to offer play to children ages 5-12 through homework assistance, crafts, indoor and outdoor play, themed activities, a healthy snack, and so much more. Children get the opportunity to meet up with old friends and make new ones. Each location has a unique way of getting children active in a variety of ways. Please take the time to speak with the staff in order to choose the program that will best fit your child’s needs. Register today at the location of your choice:

– Cobb Community Center, 601 E. Mallory St., 436-5192

– Fricker Community Center, 900 N. F St., 436-5195

– Gull Point Community Center, 7000 Spanish Trail, 494-7360

– Sanders Beach-Corinne Jones Community Center, 913 S. I St., 436-5198

– Vickrey Community Center, 2130 Summit Blvd., 912-4056

For more information on hours and cost please contact the center of your choice or visit us at playpensacola.com.

VETERANS BENEFITS University Pines retirement community, located at 8991 University Parkway in Pensacola, is hosting a free veterans benefits seminar on Aug. 21, from 10-11 a.m.

The seminar at University Pines, led by Veteran Support Center volunteer Jon Dion, will shed light on the little-known Veterans Administration Aid & Attendance pension program, which provides eligible wartime veterans and surviving spouses up to $2,582 per month, tax free.

Thousands of veterans or surviving spouses are eligible to receive these benefits, but very few are aware of this opportunity.

To meet eligibility, a veteran must have served at least 90 days with one day during a declared war, among other requirements. This seminar is designed to both educate veterans and families as well as help them navigate the sometimes difficult application process.

The public is invited and refreshments will be served. To RSVP, or to learn more, call University Pines at 476-6333.

UNITED WAY’S EMERGING LEADERS SOCIETY TO HOST ANNUAL PARTY United Way of Escambia County donors ages 18-40 invite their peers to attend the Emerging Leaders Society Annual Party on Thursday, Aug. 26 at 5:30 p.m. The party is a chance for young philanthropists to meet, network and learn about United Way.

The free event is sponsored by Blazzues Blues and Jazz Club, 200 S. Palafox St. All residents ages 18-40 are invited to attend.

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