BALLET PENSACOLA TO HOST BOURBON, BARBECUE AND BALLET, A KENTUCKY DERBY EVENT Ballet Pensacola will host Bourbon, Barbecue and Ballet, a Kentucky Derby Event, May 7, 2011, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the home of Bradley Schild, 9600 Pine Cone Drive, Cantonment, Fla. Guests are invited to join in the excitement leading up to the 137th running of the Kentucky Derby with refreshing mint juleps and the vibrant sounds of bluegrass music.
“This event provides the opportunity to enjoy the festive atmosphere of the ‘most exciting two minutes in sports’ while supporting the arts locally,” said Richard Steinert, artistic director of Ballet Pensacola.
In addition to enjoying the horses on the property, guests may relax at the cigar lounge, or try their chance to win with their favorite horses. It’s the biggest event of the season, so DeeDee Ritchie will be on hand to select the best hat.
Belles are invited to wear sundresses and their best hats. Beaus are invited to wear seersucker, linen or other appropriate haberdashery.
Proceeds from the event benefit Ballet Pensacola’s numerous programs and performances, including Discover Dance performances in area schools and the Dance Chance Scholarship Program, awarding more than $12,000 annually to deserving young dancers.
The event is made possible by the generous donations of Kent’s Special Events, Phil’s Jazzy Barbecue, and Tinder Box.
Tickets to the event are $75. For tickets, call Ballet Pensacola at 850-432-9546.
GREEN-UP BUTTERFLY AND HUMMINGBIRD PLANT SALE Green-Up Santa Rosa wants to help people attract butterflies and hummingbirds to their homes by planting the things that attract them. All perennials, normally priced at $5.99, are now $4.99 through the end of April. In additions, shrubs that help attract wild life are on sale. Bottlebrush, viburnum, confederate jasmine are all in bloom and favorites of wild life. Hanging baskets of wave petunias and other flowers, regularly $14.99, are discounted to $12.50. The nursery sits on over two acres and has thousands of plants available.
Green-Up is a program of the Santa Rosa Clean Community System. Proceeds from sales go toward public plantings and in support of environmental programs throughout the county. It is located at 6758 Park Avenue in Milton. Hours of operation are Tuesday through Saturday from 9 am till 5 pm. For more information, call the Clean Community System at 623-1930 or visit our web site at srclean.org.
SANTA ROSA COUNTY FAIR HOUSING WEEK In celebration of the anniversary of the Fair Housing Act, the board of county commissioners will designate the week of April 18 as Fair Housing Week in Santa Rosa County. To help educate residents of their rights, the housing program will display fair and equal housing information April 18 through 22 at their office located at 6051 Old Bagdad Highway, Suite 201 in Milton. Information will be available about the law and how to file a complaint if you think you are a victim of housing discrimination. For more information contact the housing program office at (850) 981-7076.
The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity has marked the month of April as Fair Housing Month as a time to celebrate the achievements of the Fair Housing Act enacted on April 11, 1968. The act makes discriminatory housing practices such as denying renting or qualifying for a home loan based on race, gender, nationality, religion, family status or disability- illegal. For more information contact the housing program office at (850) 981-7076.
STUDENTS SPEAK OUT: OIL SPILL ANNIVERSARY CONFERENCE Pensacola State College public speaking students present the “Gulf Coast Oil Spill Anniversary Conference.”
The online event is noon April 18 to noon April 22. The service-learning community project focuses on broad environmental and economic topics, issues and people that have played a role in the Gulf Coast oil spill during the year since the April 20, 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion.
Students will respond to questions and interact with the public online.
To participate, go to sites.google.com/site/oilspillanniversary/ or Facebook page “Oil Spill Anniversary Conference.”
For more information, contact Jen Ehrhardt at (850) 549-6286, firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
ANNUAL BABY SHOWER AND SUPPLY DRIVE Come join the fun as the Wildlife Sanctuary of Northwest Florida celebrates spring with our Annual Baby Shower and Supply Drive Saturday, April 16, 2011 from 12:00 to 3:30 p.m. It’s our 29th year and we are very proud to be part of the community. The Wildlife Sanctuary operates 7 days a week as a wildlife hospital for injured and orphaned wildlife. The facility relies mainly on your donations to support the care of the wonderful animals in need of a second chance
Everyone Welcome! Enjoy shopping for wildlife gifts and tee shirts; listen to live music; buy native plants and trees at our plant booth; feed the pelicans; have the children learn about native animals at our two puppet shows; sodas and bake sale items will be available for sale so plan to buy some goodies as you visit with the resident birds of prey. Bring your cameras, bring your kids and bring your friends. You’ll see pelicans, fox, bald eagles, owls, bobcats, opossums, turtles, deer and much, much more. Special guests will be FL. Trail Association, UF/IFAS Santa Rosa County Sea Grant, FL Turtle Conservation Trust and Sweet Prospect Celtic Band. And don’t forget that if you want to bring baby shower gifts the Sanctuary can use any of the following items: Paper towels, tissues, liquid laundry soap, bleach, daisy mats, first class stamps, peanut butter, sunflower seeds, suet cakes, peanuts/pecans, fresh or frozen small minnows, canned chicken, Purina puppy and kitten food, grapes, apples and sweet potatoes. For more information visit pensacolawildlife.com or call 433-9453 (ext. 5)
FRIENDS OF PENSACOLA PUBLIC LIBRARY SPRING BOOK SALE It’s time to stock up on summer reading material, and the Friends of the Pensacola Public Library Spring Book Sale is the place to do so at a reasonable price.
The Book Sale will be April 29-May 1 at First United Methodist Church Wright Place, 80 E. Wright St., and will offer thousands of gently used hardcover and paperback books, CDs and DVDs. Most range in price from 25 cents to $3. It also will feature a “Collectors’ Corner and silent auction to showcase the more valuable books, Chairwoman Meredith McCarthy said.
The preview sale will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 29 for members. Non-members can attend for a $5 admission fee. Non-members can join that night with their admission fee going toward their membership fee.
On Saturday, April 30, hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sunday, May 1, hours are noon to 3 p.m. No admission is charged those days. On May 1, a bag of books can be purchased for $5.
All proceeds from the sale go to support the West Florida Public Library system.
Details: Call Meredith McCarthy at 341-1434.
EVER’MAN NATURAL FOODS CHOOSES NEW GENERAL MANAGER Approximately nine months ago, the Ever’man Board of Directors embarked upon a search for a General Manager, one who could lead the co-op in the direction sought by our members, Board of Directors, employees, and our community.
After reviewing several applicants, and speaking with members and employees, the board is pleased to officially announce that William Rolfs, acting Interim General Manager has been selected as the new General Manager of Ever’man Natural Foods Co-op.
Please lend your cooperative support to William in his new role as General Manager, and thank you for your patience during our search.
‘BROADWAY SINGS THE BARD’ Look beyond the title of many great Broadway show tunes and you are likely to see William Shakespeare looking back at you.
Broadway performer Gerry McIntyre will sing several Shakespeare-inspired favorites next month at “Broadway Sings the Bard” — a unique dinner and concert event benefitting the Pensacola Shakespeare Theatre. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 18, at The Cathedral of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 1212 East Moreno Street with a dinner served by our friends at Appetite For Life.
McIntyre has been seen by Broadway audiences in!“Anything Goes”!with Patty LuPone, the original production of!“Once On This Island,” and!“Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” as well as the Madison Square Garden’s production of!“A Christmas Carol”!as the Ghost of Christmas Present.! He was also in the international tour of!“Chicago”!with legends Chita Rivera and Ben Vereen and the filmed version of!“Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat”!with Donny Osmond.! He recently finished a production of!“Urinetown”!with Andrea McArdle, the original star of!“Annie.”!!
Tickets for “Broadway Sings the Bard” are on sale now and can be purchased on the Pensacola Shakespeare Theatre website pensacolashakespearetheatre.org.
CAMELLIA CLUB MEETING FEATURES ADVICE ON PRUNING The Pensacola Camellia Club’s membership meeting will be held at the Garden Center, 1850 N. Ninth Avenue on Tuesday April 19. The program, led by nurseryman and PCC member John Davy, will be on pruning camellias for their beauty and health. Social time begins at 6: 30 and the program will begin at 7:00 p.m.
President Charles Fosha said, “We invite all who grow, or would like to grow, camellias to attend meetings and learn about camellia culture. We have a brief review of tips about camellia care in addition to our regular program. There are experts to answer your individual questions and concerns about camellia care. This is our concluding program before the summer recess. Regular third-Tuesday meetings at the Garden Center resume in September.”
The Pensacola Camellia Club, organized in 1937 as the Pensacola Men’sCamellia Club, is one of the oldest clubs of its kind in the United States.
In 1989 the club was re-chartered with the present name and became “co-educational.” The club currently has two hundred members, approximately equally represented by gender. PCC member Roger Vinson is immediate past president of the American Camellia Society, a first for this club. For membership and further information contact Judy Kerr, Membership chair at 434-0326 or visit the website at pensacolacamelliaclub.com.
GREAT AMERICAN CLEAN-UP IN SANTA ROSA Saturday, April 16 and Saturday, April 23 from 8 am through 12 noon, volunteers will take to the roads, parks, beaches and other public areas to celebrate Earth Day in Santa Rosa County by picking up, greening up and joining forces to help make our community cleaner and more beautiful. Allied Waste is once again sponsoring the event county wide, the sixth year they have done so. Clean-Ups on April 16 will encompass Milton, Pace, Bagdad, Floridale, Parkerville and American Farms. The Clean-Ups in Navarre and Munson will be on Saturday, April 23 in order to avoid scheduling conflicts.
Meeting Spots on April 16 will be:
Milton, Pace – County Administrative Complex on highway 90 (behind McDonald’s)
Bagdad – Bagdad Museum on Church Street
Floridale – 11601 Bliss Way
East Milton – 9292 Nichols Lake Road
Parkerville – 5390 Ernie Newton Road
Meeting Spots on April 23 will be:
Navarre – Navarre Park (opposite end from Butterfly House)
Munson – Blackwater Baptist Church
Participants are encouraged to bring hats, sunscreen and gloves. Bags and water, as well as the dumpsters and disposal will be provided by Allied Waste.
“A YEAR AND A DAY LATER” EARTH DAY MUSIC FESTIVAL The festival will be held April 23, from 3-9 pm, in the outside Pavilion at the Best Western Navarre on Hwy 98, and is being organized by the “Navarre Haywire Disaster Choir” group, in association with the Greater Navarre Beach Arts Association, Inc.
“We are doing this for the youth community of the Navarre area to interact with one another and begin organizing real changes to our coast,” said Joshua Carroll. “A community has begun to form, and we have started working with other groups to create a larger presence in NW Florida to start new dialog about the importance of art and music education and promote new music venues.”
This event will present different musical groups from 3-9 pm, and feature these bands: Cosmonaut Ploy (rock group from Pensacola), Slumberjack (Punk jam band from Cantonement)’ Untitled (rock/techno band from Pace), Oh!Yes! (Dance DJ’s from Gulf Breeze), Indigo City (acoustic folk duo from Navarre), Sam Eskridge (acoustic solo from Gulf Breeze) and more. For new bands added, check Haywire Disaster Choir on Facebook.
This Earth Day Music Festival is taking place “a year and a day” after the BP oil spill that so adversely affected the NW Florida area. This is just one of many upcoming concerts that the Choir will be organizing throughout the summer. Sponsors for the event are: Best Western Hotel, Navarre; Higher Ground Coffee & Tea Company, and GNBAA, Inc. (501c3 charitable organization).
As this is an outdoor venue and on private property, no alcohol is allowed, however, all age groups are welcome. If you have interest in music, want to be a sponsor, or can volunteer to help out on April 23, please contact Joshua Carroll at: firstname.lastname@example.org
BASKIN-ROBBINS IS SCOOPING UP THANKS FOR FIREFIGHTERS Baskin-Robbins is Scooping Up Thanks for Firefighters on Wednesday, April 27th at its Fifth Annual ‘31 Cent Scoop Night’ Baskin-Robbins stores in the Gulf Breeze area, members of the world’s largest chain of ice cream specialty shops, invite customers to celebrate the fifth annual 31 Cent Scoop Night on Wednesday, April 27, 2011 from 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. at one of the local stores listed below and at Baskin-Robbins shops nationwide. During the event, Baskin-Robbins is thanking its customers by reducing prices of its 2.5 oz. ice cream scoops to 31 cents. The iconic brand is also “Scooping up Thanks for Our Firefighters” with a $100,000 donation to the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF). During 31 Cent Scoop Night last year Baskin-Robbins scooped more than 5 million ice cream cups and cones!
* Baskin-Robbins in Gulf Breeze at 205 Gulf Breeze Pkwy
* Baskin-Robbins in Pensacola at 4350 Bayou Blvd
As part of 31 Cent Scoop Night’s annual celebration, The Dunkin’ Donuts & Baskin-Robbins Community Foundation is once again making a $100,000 donation to support the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation. The NFFF, founded in 1992, honors America’s fallen fire heroes and their families by developing and expanding programs to recognize fallen heroes and assist their families and co-workers. In addition, to encourage consumers to support NFFF programs, this year, ice cream enthusiasts will be able to donate via text messaging. Consumers can text 6333 (NFFF) to 50555 to make a personal $5.00 donation.* Consumers will receive a text message to their phone almost immediately asking them to reply with YES to confirm the donation. Any donations that are not confirmed with YES will not be complete. Baskin-Robbins consumers who make a text donation will receive a message thanking them for their support. All proceeds of the donations go to help fallen firefighters’ families through extremely difficult times.
Throughout the month of April, ice cream aficionados can also enjoy Baskin-Robbins’ newest flavor, Firehouse 31, created in honor of 31 Cent Scoop Night. This delicious flavor, which will serve as April’s Flavor of the Month, is the perfect blend of hot and cold—a crunchy atomic fireball ribbon laced throughout with hot cinnamon and packed with red hot candy pieces in vanilla ice cream. During 31 Cent Scoop Night customers can choose any flavor of ice cream and pay only 31 cents.
“Our fifth annual 31 Cent Scoop Night is going to be a red hot event,” said Brian O’Mara, Vice President of Marketing for Baskin-Robbins. “This annual tradition provides Baskin-Robbins with an opportunity to thank our loyal customers by offering 31 cent ice cream scoops but also to honor our partner, the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation. This year we wanted to create an opportunity for consumers to also donate to the NFFF through a mobile platform.”
In addition, participating neighborhood Baskin-Robbins shops will support their local fire heroes by hosting hometown fire departments during 31 Cent Scoop Night. During the event, local firefighters will collect donations for their firehouses while joining the community and scooping ice cream for fun! Families will also have an opportunity to take pictures with their local heroes on a fire truck or talk with them about fire safety.
“We are honored to partner with Baskin-Robbins again for its 31 Cent Scoop Night,” said Chief Ronald Siornacki, Executive Director of the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation. “Local fire departments throughout the nation enjoy participating in this fun community event because it is great for local communities to come together and enjoy ice cream and the perfect opportunity to raise fire prevention awareness, which will help decrease the amount of preventable fires.”
Baskin-Robbins lovers can follow @BaskinRobbins on Twitter and become a fan on Facebook for exclusive updates about 31 Cent Scoop Night.
For more information about 31 Cent Scoop Night go to the Baskin-Robbins Facebook event page or visitbaskinrobbins.com.
EASTER EGG HUNT AND CARNIVAL Don’t miss all the fun at this year’s Play Pensacola Easter Egg Hunt and Carnival held at the Roger Scott Athletics Complex (2130 Summit Boulevard). This year we are adding carnival games, a stationary photo opportunity with the Easter Bunny, concessions, and 2 bounce houses to our traditional youth Easter egg hunts. The event is free to the public with a donation of a non-perishable food item to Manna Food Pantries. The event will be held on Saturday April 16, 2011 at 10:00a to 1:00p. Please call 912-4056 for more information. Don’t forget your camera for the Easter Bunny and a basket for the eggs.
EGG HUNT SCHEDULE
10:30 am Stroller to 2 year olds (half field)
3 to 4 year olds (half field)
11:00 am 5-7 year olds
11:45 am 8-10 year olds
12:15 pm 11-12 year olds.
This event is sponsored by Home Depot, Publix, Wal-Mart, Beach Community Bank, Cat Country and 1620AM Pensacola News Radio, Dalton Brothers General Contractors, and Family Ice, Inc.
AUTISM WORKSHOPS Pensacola State College and Autism Pensacola Inc. join forces to offer continuing education workshops for parents and professionals. The workshops are April 9 and April 23 at the Pensacola campus. Cost is $45 per workshop.
The incidence of children diagnosed with autism now exceeds 1 in 110, and as the rate increases, so does the need for practical training for parents and others who work with children on the spectrum. After the shock of diagnosis wears off, parents often find themselves in the “What now?” phase.
The workshops are designed to help parents and professionals who work with ASD kids find answers, locate resources, access information and develop a network that makes the road easier to travel.
Dr. Sandra Hastings is the workshop facilitator. She has been a board certified behavior analyst for 17 years. She is a professional educator who has worked in schools, group homes, community and work settings and local agencies as a trainer and a provider of applied behavior analysis. Her experience includes clients with autism and other developmental disabilities from ages 18 months to 62 years old.
For more information, contact Frances Yeo at 484-2586, email@example.com. Register at any Pensacola State campus or online at pensacolastate.edu/continuingeducation.
GREAT GULFCOAST ARTS FESTIVAL ISSUES CALL FOR ENTRIES The Art Show Committee of the Great Gulfcoast Arts Festival is issuing a call to artists for this year’s festival, which will be Nov. 4-6 in Seville Square.
Artists’ applications for the juried fine art show are available online at ggaf.org. The deadline for submitting an application is May 15. Anyone who does not have access to the application online may request an application form by sending the request and a stamped, self-addressed envelope to: Great Gulfcoast Arts Festival, P.O. Box 10744, Pensacola, FL 32524-0744.
Jurying for the festival will take place in June and artists will be notified of their acceptance by e-mail the week of July 11. The Great Gulfcoast Arts Festival has been in existence for more than 35 years and regularly attracts more than 200 fine artists from all over the United States. It also features a Heritage Arts Show with around 60 artists, a Children’s Arts Festival and a full lineup of music and performing arts. Attendance at the three-day festival averages 150,000 people. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
PACE ROTARY 12TH ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT The Pace Rotary Club will hold its 12th annual golf tournament at Stonebrook Country Club on Thursday, April 21. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. Cost to play is $400 for a team of four or $100 for an individual and includes lunch, fish fry dinner, cart and greens fees, range balls prior to start, soft drinks/water, two drink tickets, two mulligans and one tee buster. To register or for more information about $100 tax-deductible sponsorships, please contact Wendell Hall 304-1823, email@example.com or Margaret Porter 255-9795, firstname.lastname@example.org.
BRIGHT START-RIGHT START ART CLASS Inspire your preschooler’s imagination and self-expression with a world of hands-on art activities. In this class we will begin at the beginning and create good foundations in art technique. This will include coloring techniques with crayons, markers and oil pastels. We will also cover some basics of painting using washable and non-toxic paints and proper scissor use too. This class is held on Wednesdays from 4-5 p.m. for children between the ages of 4-6 for $5 per class. For more information, please contact 436-5198 or playpensacola.com.
FUN FEST IN NAVARRE SEEKING ARTISTS, CRAFTERS, VENDORS The Navarre Area Chamber of Commerce presents their 27th Annual Fun Fest on Friday, April 29, and Saturday, April 30, at Navarre Beach. The family two-day event is sponsored in part by Santa Rosa Medical Center. Application forms are available for artists and crafters, food vendors and sponsors, and are located on the Navarre Chamber website at navarrechamber.com.
During the event, up to 50 artists and crafters can showcase and sell their products. The chamber is seeking painters, potters, stain glass artists, beach arts and all types of crafts. Spaces are available for $100 per 10×10 space. Hours are Friday, April 29, from 4-10 p.m. and Saturday, April 30, from 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Any artist or crafter seeking application forms or information may contact Connie Jones at 939-7964 or email@example.com. Other vendor forms may be downloaded from the Navarre Chamber website. For general information about Fun Fest, call the Navarre Chamber at 939-3267.
GULL POINT NEIGHBORHOOD FLEA MARKET It’s time for the Gull Point Neighborhood Flea Market! Tables will be available for vendors to set up and display merchandise to sell to the public at Gull Point Community Center. The Market will be held every 2nd Saturday of the month from 8:00am – 12:00pm beginning on April 9th.
Items for sale include household items, homemade canned goods, baked goods, clothing, toys and much more!
If you are interested in becoming a vendor, please call Jessica Boyd at 494-7360 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
PENSACOLA OPERA ANNOUNCES 2011 OPERA CAMP Pensacola Opera will once again present two weeks of Opera Camp for children ages 8-12 (or entering the eighth grade).
Week One, July 11-15, will include activities and a performance based on Giacomo Puccini’s Madama Butterfly. Week Two, July 25-July 29, will have campers perform in their own version of Guiseppe Verdi’s Rigoletto. Each camp is from 9am-4pm Monday through Thursday, with a final performance for family and friends at 5pm on Friday. All activities are held at the Pensacola Opera Center.
Opera Camp gives children a chance to experience all of the elements of opera production. It culminates in a public performance of an opera created by campers under the guidance of a professional opera director and musical coaches. Campers play music and theatre games that teach them the skills used in operatic performance, and will gain hands-on experience in set, costume, prop, and makeup design. No previous experience or training is necessary for Opera Camp.
Cost is $150 per week – each week is a separate program. Camp fees include lunch, snacks, all materials and a t-shirt. A limited number of camp scholarships are available.
For more information on scholarship opportunities or registration, call the Opera at (850) 433-6737 or visit pensacolaopera.com
‘CELEBRATION OF THE ARTS PERFORMANCE’ The Pensacola State College Music and Theatre Department presents the third annual “Celebration of the Arts Performance.”
The free event is 7:30 p.m. April 15 at the Ashmore Fine Arts Auditorium, Building 8, on the Pensacola campus.
The production combines the talents of Pensacola State faculty members and students in music, dance, theatre and visual arts. This year’s show features performances by student vocalists Tiffany Castillo and Nathaniel Williams; solo student pianists Rebecca Palmer and Matt Dailey; solo student trombone player Jackson Willis; and an original student composition for guitar by Ben Parson. The production also presents original dance performances by Pensacola State students and members of SWERVE Dance company; a 10-minute comedy written by theatre student Kip Hayes; and other artists.
“We started this event to allow the public to view in one performance the vast array of creative arts that is created each year by our award-winning faculty and student body,” says Robert Gandrup, technical director of the Music and Theatre Department. “Our goal is to promote the craft of each performing art discipline by promoting original work, music compositions, unique performances and new media performances to the general public, while helping to raise scholarship funds for music and theatre arts students attending Pensacola State College.”
While the event is free, tickets are required. Donations accepted.
For tickets, call (850) 484-1847.
YOUTH SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS TO PERFORM FOR MUSIC STUDY CLUB APRIL 13 Winners of the Music Study Club Youth Scholarship Auditions will perform for the Music Study Club at their regular second-Wednesday meeting on April 13 at Pleitz Chapel, First Baptist Church, 500 N. Palafox St. The public is cordially invited to this free event.
The Pensacola Music Study Club held Youth Music Scholarship Auditions in March.
Winners were as follows:
G. Bolton Ellenberg, Jr.-Doris Jean Kahn Scholarship for Piano Seniors (Ages
Geoffrey Stemen-Ihns Family Scholarship for Piano Juniors (ages 14-16)
Brittany Enders (French Horn) Doris Jean Kahn Scholarship for Woodwind/Brass
Ramel Price (Violin) Ihns Family Scholarship for Strings
Each scholarship award amounts to one thousand dollars toward further musical education. Both piano awardees are home schooled. Brittany Enders attends Pensacola Christian Academy and Ramel Price attends Pine Forest High School.
There is one more musical program for the current season. Regular second-Wednesday programs will resume in October.
On May 11 various Music Study Club members will entertain with light-hearted music and a musical quiz. This will include a luncheon meeting.
The Pensacola Music Study Club was formed in 1919 and has continuously supported music participation and scholarship by presenting informative programs and making yearly scholarship awards for deserving students. The public is cordially invited to these second-Wednesday meetings. For membership and information, call President Vivian Lamont at 850-458-6080 or visit website pensacolamusic.org.
FERRY PASS MIDDLE SCHOOL DREAM FLAG CELEBRATION Ferry Pass Middle School will hold their annual Dream Flag Celebration in the school cafeteria on Tuesday evening, April 19, 5 – 7 p.m., and Wednesday, April 20, at various times to include 10:15 a.m. for 7th grade, 11 a.m. for 8th grade, and 1:40 p.m. for sixth grade.
The evening event will include dinner, and both the evening and day time events will include performances by the band and chorus, student dream flag poetry readings and student dream flag displays.
The Dream Flag project began in 2003 in a suburban Philadelphia all girls’ school. Students studied the dream poetry of Langston Hughes and then wrote their own dream poems. They printed them on cloth, decorated them with art, and connected them all to clotheslines – Dream Flag Lines. The Dream Flags were meant to share positive hopes in the world. Today, the project has spread to more than one hundred schools in Pennsylvania and beyond. This is the fifth year that Ferry Pass Middle School has participated in this project and the school has the largest participation outside of the Philadelphia area.
For additional information, please contact Sherri Mimms, Assistant Principal, 494-5650, extension, 224.
UWF DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC PRESENT “LIGHTS, CAMERA, MUSICALS!” The UWF Music Department will present the symphonic band concert “Lights, Camera, Musicals!” on Friday, April 22 and Saturday, April 23 at 7:30 p.m. The performance will take place at the Center for Fine and Performing Arts’ Mainstage Theatre, Bldg. 82 on the main campus
The film music concert is one of the most popular concerts at the University each year, featuring a multimedia event from some of your favorite movie musicals. Joining the symphonic band onstage will be students and faculty from the Theatre Department.
The performance is free and open to the public. Reservations are highly recommended due to limited seating. For more information or to reserve tickets, please contact the CFPA Box Office at 850-857-6285.