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RESIDENTS INVITED TO HELP FIGHT HUNGER ON MAY 14 Fighting hunger is as simple as walking to your mailbox. On Saturday, May 14, the National Association of Letter Carriers invites you to help provide assistance to the 1 in 6 Americans who are struggling with hunger. Place non-perishable food items in a bag in or around your mailbox on May 14 and your letter carrier will collect the food and deliver it to local food banks and pantries.
Now in its 19th year, the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive is the nation’s largest single-day food drive. In 2010, residents of the Pensacola Bay Area donated more than 220,000 pounds of food.
Representatives from local food relief organizations including Manna, Navarre United Methodist Church,  St. Vincent de Paul, Bay Area Food Bank, Warrington Emergency Aid and ACTS Ministries say they would have difficulty helping many families in need without the food donated through the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive.
Last year the Navarre United Methodist Church “We Care” program received 19,000 pounds of food from the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive. Many families who received the food assistance also needed help with rent and utilities.
Manna Food Pantries is the largest local recipient of food from the Stamp Out Hunger Drive. The agency serves about 30,000 people per year.
“Food distribution in 2010 totaled more than 700,000 pounds,” said Cathy Sowell of Manna. “We usually receive around 100,000 pounds from the Stamp Out Hunger Drive. It is critical to serving the needs of the community through the summer months when children are home from school and family grocery bills rise.”
Food items needed include canned vegetables, fruit, meat, fish, and soup and dry goods such as rice, pasta, breakfast foods, dry beans, powered milk and peanut butter. Residents are asked to place food donations in a bag and leave in or around the mailbox before mail is delivered on Saturday, May 14.
The National Association of Letter Carriers and the National Rural Letter Carriers Association conduct the food drive in partnership with Feeding America, Valpak, United States Postal Service, Campbell’s Soup Co., United Way, Uncle Bob’s Storage and the AFL-CIO each year on the second Saturday in May. The drive is held in more than 10,000 communities across America.
For more information visit helpstampouthunger.com.

RADIOLIVE TAKES A BREAK Despite a valiant effort from friends and fans of RadioLive to keep the program going, production of the popular monthly, live music, concert series will cease at the end this fiscal year – the last live concert being June 2, 2011.
The program was deleted from the WUWF budget in 2009 as a result of reductions in state funding, but continued on, due to a generous grassroots fundraising effort begun by attendees and matched in 2009 and 2010 by the University of West Florida.  The Jim Dyehouse Memorial Fund to Save RadioLive, established to honor of one of the program’s most ardent fans, along with the efforts of a loyal cadre of volunteers, managed to keep the program alive for an additional two and a half years.
Unfortunately, additional funding cuts for the 2011-2012 budget year make it impossible to continue the monthly live RadioLive broadcasts in the near future.   There is no doubt that the program will return in some form, at some point, but for now fans can continue to enjoy RadioLive Encores on WUWF 88.1FM at 7:00PM on Thursdays and weeknights at 9:00PM on WUWF-TV Cox Cable CH 4.
WUWF appreciates the many loyal RadioLive fans of acoustic music and their generous donations – approximately 5,000 lbs. of food annually – to our long time partner, Manna Food Pantries. WUWF encourages RadioLive fans to continue to remember Manna with food and funds donations.
Thursday, June 2, 6 p.m., RadioLive Farewell Concert, Pensacola Museum of Commerce
June’s musical guests will be: Malcolm Holcombe, Nancy Moran, and Tom Feldmann.
Additional information on all things WUWF can be found at wuwf.org.

HISTORIAN TO REVEAL CLASSIFIED AIR FORCE SECRETS Military aerospace historian Michael Schratt will present a lecture titled ‘That’s Classified; Air Force Secrets Revealed’ about mystery aircraft and classified propulsion systems at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 15, 2011 at the Gulf Breeze Recreation Center, 800 Shoreline Drive, in Gulf Breeze.
Schratt’s appearance is sponsored by Unlimited Horizons of the Emerald Coast, which has long presented forums for open-minded seekers of truth to share knowledge and promote further enlightenment in search of universal truths.
Schratt currently works with OpenMinds in Tempe, Ariz. He has lectured across the country in a number of major aviation venues. Schratt has developed a number of contacts that have had first-hand experience dealing with classified “black programs,” including former United States Air Force pilots, retired Naval personnel, and aerospace engineers that have maintained a top-secret Q ‘Majic’ clearance.
Schratt will present a graphic, rich presentation specifically focusing on USAF classified aircraft and “special-access programs.” Topics to be covered: Lockheed M-151 (TAV), TR-3A Black Manta, “The Pumpkinseed,” TR-3B Astra, The real F-19, “Super STOL,” “Project Silverbug,” USAF jet disc program, Senior Peg, A-12 Avenger II, “The Fluxliner,” Boeing Phantom Works “Bird of Prey,” Convair “Project Fish,, electro-gravitic propulsion systems and early stealth aircraft concepts funded by the Office of Naval Research.
Special bonus material will include bombshell UFO case files revealed (The Dulce Discovery; Cash/Landrum revisited; Hudson Valley update; encounter in Alabama; 1996 Brazil pyramid UFO; 1967 Rarie Idaho UFO case; 2003 “Flying Truss Bridge” UFO case; 1976 Dana Point “Frisbee” UFO case; 1959 New Zealand “flaming jet” UFO case; and USO’s Unidentified Submerged Objects.
Also to be revealed are blueprints and illustrations of the alleged underground facility known as “S4” located 12 miles south of Area 51.
Schratt’s lecture is open to the public, and area servicemen and women especially are urged to attend. A $7 donation is requested at the door to help offset Schratt’s travel expenses. To learn more or to be included on the organization’s mailing list, send an e-mail to info@unlimited-horizons.org or go online tounlimited-horizons.org/mailinglist.htm.

JAMEY JONES READING AND BOOK SIGNING On Friday, May 13th at 7pm, Artel Gallery and Open Books are honored to host a reading and book signing featuring Pensacola poet Jamey Jones. At this event, Jamey Jones will read from his most recent book “Blue Rain Morning.” Afterward, Jones will answer questions and sign copies of his book. This event will be held at Artel Gallery, located at 223 Palafox Place in the heart of downtown Pensacola and is free and open to the public.
Published in April 2011 by Farfalla, McMillan, and Parrish, “Blue Rain Morning” is already being called a major literary achievement. Legendary “Beat Generation” poet and co-founder of the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics Anne Waldman describes “Blue Rain Morning as “one of the best books of the season.” Author Bernadette Mayer said, “Jamey Jones communicates the truth in poetry.”
Jamey Jones, a native of Pensacola, earned his Master of Fine Arts in Poetry from Long Island University. Locally, Jones has hosted poetry workshops, organized readings, and helped establish the “Langston Hughes Dream Flag Project” at Ferry Pass Middle School where he is currently employed as an educator. Jones is the author of numerous collections of poetry, has contributed poetry to countless journals, and has edited several poetry publications over recent years. “Blue Rain Morning” is the most important collection of Jones’ work to date.

GREAT GULFCOAST ARTS FESTIVAL POSTER DESIGN CONTEST Each year, the Great Gulfcoast Arts Festival sponsors a design competition to select the official GGAF poster. The winning artist receives a $1,000 cash award. Creative artists of all ages are encouraged to submit their designs. Entries should be appropriate for replication for posters, T-shirts and other GGAF promotional items. The posters have become a regional collector’s item.
The deadline for applications is June 30, 2011. More information is available atggaf.org.

COVENANT HOSPICE BENEFIT TO FEATURE CAST MEMBERS OF TV’S DANCING WITH THE STARS Fred Astaire Dance Studio owners Victor Luna and Dawn Westberry present a star-studded evening of dance featuring local celebrities and cast members of ABC’s hit television series Dancing with the Stars.
The third annual Life’s a Dance benefiting Covenant Hospice will take center stage at the Pensacola Saenger Theater on Friday, June 17, 2011, from 7 to 9 p.m. WEAR TV-3 news anchor Sue Straughn will emcee the event. Don’t miss this stellar showcase by award-winning professional dancers Maksim “Maks” Chmerkovskiy, Kym Johnson, Valentin Chmerkovskiy and Dariya “Dasha” Chesnokova, Dmitry Chaplin, Lacy Schwimmer and Tony Dovolani.
Performing a variety of dances from the tango to the two-step, studio instructors will partner with local celebrities including Cat Country’s Radio Personality Dana Cervantes; community philanthropist Alice Hall; WEAR TV-3 Lena DeFlores; Medical Center Clinic Neurosurgeon Dr. Christopher Neumann; Former University of Florida quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner Danny Wuerffel and his wife Jessica; Trees Plus owner and president Rob Williamson; Pensacola’s own Andrew Scarbrough; CEO of Carlan Consulting and Market President of GulfSouth Private Bank Carol Carlan; local philanthropist Teri Levin; and in memory of her brother Ian Lockwood, Alyssa Lockwood.
Following the show, VIP ticket holders will be invited to an exclusive casting party that will take place in the Saenger’s beautiful mezzanine and ballroom, where they will eat, drink and mingle with the stars.
Tickets are available in three price levels for $35, $50 and $75. A limited number of VIP seats will be sold for $150. Tickets may be purchased at the Pensacola Saenger Box Office at (850) 595-3880 or online at ticketmaster.com.
Enter a special “You Be The Star!” prize drawing for your chance to win dinner for two before the show begins. Feel like a celebrity when you step out of a limousine which will pick you up and be waiting to take you home at the end of the night. Tickets are one for $5, five for $20 or ten for $40. To purchase tickets call Angie Schlosser, development manager, at (850) 438-9714.
Dancing is a true celebration of life. Proceeds from this event support Covenant Hospice’s mission to add life to days when days no longer can be added to life.
For more information, contact Leah Harrison, senior development manager, at (850) 208-7122 or via email at leah.harrison@covenanthospice.org <mailto:leah.harrison@covena. Visit the /Life’s a Dance/ web site at eventsatcovenant.org/lifesadance/index.html.

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 and 4th Saturday of the month from 8:00am – 12:00pm.
Items for sale include household items, homemade canned goods, baked goods, clothing and much more!
If you are interested in becoming a vendor, please call Jessica Boyd at 494-7360 or e-mail jboyd@ci.pensacola.fl.us
Gull Point Community Center,7000 Spanish Trail, (corner of Creighton and Spanish)

THE PANHANDLE BUTTERFLY HOUSE Around the world, butterfly species are in trouble. Climate change and habitat destruction are just a couple of factors causing numbers of some species to drop as much as 90% in some regions.  It’s getting harder to see and appreciate butterflies in the wild.  Treat your family to a rare glimpse of Florida butterflies by visiting the Panhandle Butterfly House.
The Panhandle Butterfly House is now open to the public from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays until Labor Day. Located at 8581 Navarre Parkway on Highway 98, it is an integral part of Navarre Park which includes picnic facilities, a playground and a splash pad for the kids.
Special tours for groups of 10 or more are available Monday through Wednesday, but must be scheduled.  Request a tour by visiting our website.
This seasonal exhibit offers the opportunity to observe several native butterfly species in all stages of their life cycles in addition to viewing their host and nectar plants.  This year, other types of insects will be on display.
The Panhandle Butterfly House is totally funded through donations and grants.  The ongoing operation depends totally on the generosity of visitors, community and business donations.  All donations are greatly appreciated but admission is free.
For more information, visit panhandlebutterflyhouse.org or call 850-623-3868.

TEENS EXPLORE MATH BEHIND CODEBREAKING The Pensacola State College Mathematics Department offers “Breaking the Code: Theory and Practice,” a part of the prestigious State of Florida Governor’s Summer Program, for high school students in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties.
The free, three-week math camp is 8 to 11:30 a.m. Monday through Friday, June 13-30. The deadline to register is May 20.
Students study the mathematics behind codebreaking – number theory, matrix theory and algebraic systems; solve challenging codes and challenge others with codes; collect and analyze data; work with professional mathematicians in mathematical modeling.
“Breaking the Code: Theory and Practice” offers dual-enrollment credit courses in mathematics. It is open to high-achieving or gifted students; students entering grades 11 or 12; students with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Students earn 3 hours of college credit as a mathematics elective.
Tuition and supplies are completely funded by the Governor’s Summer Program. Transportation is available in Escambia County.
For more information, contact Vicki Schell at 484-1128, vschell@pensacolastate.edu.

CELEBRATING DECADES OF DANCE! REGISTER FOR 30TH ANNUAL SUMMER DANCE WORKSHOP Pensacola State College presents its 30th annual Summer Dance Workshop June 21-25 on the Pensacola campus.
Pensacola State’s Summer Dance Workshop is a prestigious program that draws hundreds of dancers nationwide. Top dance instructors teach classes for beginning, intermediate and advanced dancers in ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, contemporary/lyrical, improvisation/choreography, theatre dance and school dance team.
Faculty: La Rita Carter, Keith Cross, Kristen Mettes-Hambidge, Karen Hebert, Bethany Hooks, Larry Lavender, Dorothy Daniels Lister and Anthony LoCascio.
To register by mail, a form is available online at pensacolastate.edu/danceworkshops. Mail-in registration accepted April 25 through June 7.
Walk-in registration accepted 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Thursday April 27 through June 22 at the Bursar’s Office, Building 2, on the Pensacola campus.
Students may earn college credit and audition for scholarships.
Cost varies depending on class selection, number of classes selected and residency. Pay fees with Visa, MasterCard, money order or check. Make checks payable to Pensacola State College.
For more information: Dianne Robbins, drobbins@pensacolastate.edu; LaVonne French, lfrench@pensacolastate.edu; (850) 484-1956; pensacolastate.edu/danceworkshops.

GULF ISLANDS NATIONAL SEASHORE SEEKS VOLUNTEERS FOR FORT PICKENS VISITOR CENTERS Superintendent Dan Brown announced today that the Gulf Islands National Seashore is looking for volunteers to assist with operating the Fort Pickens Visitor Center.  Volunteers are asked to work one day per week to staff the information desk at the visitor center, answer visitor questions and provide sales help in the Eastern National bookstores.  Interested persons should contact Volunteer Coordinator Dick Zani at 934-2654 or District Interpreter Stanley Lawhead at 934-2629 for details.

SUMMER OF COOL CLASSES AND CAMPS AT 21ST ANNUAL KIDS’ COLLEGE It’s time for parents to check out the offerings at Kids’ College, a Pensacola State College summer program that features fun classes and specialized camps on the Pensacola and Warrington campuses.
Kids’ College runs June 6 to Aug. 12 and is geared for children 6 years old and up. Courses are offered between 8 a.m. and 4:45 p.m. Monday through Friday in separate age groups. Cost varies, depending on selections.
Classes include Math Games, Spanish 101, Book Club, Digital Photography, Art Around the World, Drawing Studio, Fashion Design, Games Inside/Outside, Newspaper Reporter, Film/TV Commercial, Swimming, Sports Sampler, Sign Language, Lego World, Private I Sleuth, Pop Culture for Kids and much more.
Camps include Flag Football Camp, Soccer Camp, Boys’ Basketball Camp, Girls’ Basketball Camp, Science Camp, Environmental Camp, Health and Fitness Camp, Simulation Camp and more.
For more information about cost, selections and registration, go topensacolastate.edu/continuingeducation.edu or call (850) 484-1797.

WALK-A-THON FOR EPILEPSY FOUNDATION OF FLORIDA The Epilepsy Foundation of Florida’s (EFOF) Pensacola office, in collaboration with the Epilepsy Society of Northwest Florida, is hosting its first annual Walk-a-thon on Saturday, May 21st.  The purpose of the Walk-a-thon is to raise awareness and funds for a wide variety of services for area residents suffering from epilepsy and other seizure disorders.
The EFOF is seeking corporate sponsorships and teams, along with individuals, to participate in the organization’s largest fund-raising event of the year.
The proceeds support EFOF services, such as direct medical and neuropsychological services, advocacy and counseling, education and prevention and more.
More than 375,000 Floridians suffer from epilepsy and seizure disorders, and about 42,000 people die every year nationally due to seizures and other related causes.
“We anticipate large numbers of residents will come out to our Walk-a-thon to help friends and families that are struggling with seizure disorders,” said Judy Copeland, EFOF community resource specialist who is based in the EFOF’s Pensacola office.  “We hope many individuals, corporate sponsors and teams support us in raising money and awareness for this great cause at our first walk in Pensacola.”
The Walk-a-thon will begin with registration at 8:00 am at Cordova Square, 4400 Bayou Boulevard, on Saturday, May 21st, 2011.
For more information on the event and/or EFOF services, call 850-472-0456 or visit EpilepsyFLA.org.

CALL FOR ENTRIES FOR CLASHES OF CULTURE EXHIBITION “Explore the human spirit” and show us your interpretation of the  human culture.  The diversity of cultures around the world is fascinating and ever-changing.  Capture how you view one or several and show us just how edgy you can be.  Cash Prizes will be awarded to placement winners!
Juror Lyda Toy has been teaching printmaking, painting and drawing at the University of West Florida since 2002.  Lyda received her MFA in studio arts from Florida State University School of Visual Arts and Dance.
Artists may drop off work at Artel Saturday, June 4, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Sunday, June 5, from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.  Each member may submit up to three works in any media.    This show will exhibit from June 7 – July 15, 2011.
An opening reception, catered by Varona’s, will be held on Friday, June 17, from 6-8 p.m. at Artel Gallery, 223 Palafox Place in the old Escambia County courthouse.
For more information, a detailed call for entries or check-in forms, call 850 432-3080 or visit artelgallery.org or the gallery at 223 Palafox Place, Pensacola.

‘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.

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 submit@ggaf.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.

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

U.S. AIR FORCE RESERVE JAZZ ENSEMBLE SCHEDULED TO PERFORM The Saenger Theatre is proud to host the U.S. Air Force Reserve Jazz Ensemble called Full Spectrum.  This Emmy nominated band of the U.S. Air Force Reserve will perform at the Saenger Theatre on Wednesday, May 25 at 7 p.m.   This concert is free and open to the public.
Full Spectrum is a nationally acclaimed musical group, noted for its distinctive sound and entertaining blend of musical styles.  Composed of 18 musicians, each member brings remarkable expertise and flair to this versatile group.  They delight audiences around the world with an enticing mixture of selections, ranging from original compositions by today’s most esteemed composers to the familiar sounds of the Big Band era.  This jazz ensemble continually broadens its repertoire with arrangements tailored specifically for the group’s unique instrumentation.
This highly-charged group has performed throughout the United States and overseas including Puerto Rico, Russia, Italy, Germany, Spain, Macedonia, Panama, Japan and Korea.  The band has also performed at several major jazz festivals including Jacksonville, Clearwater, and Hollywood in Florida and the Savannah Jazz Festival and Atlanta-Montreaux Music Festival in Georgia.  The group has performed with such noted artists as composer Rob McConnell, Saxophonist and educator Jerry Coker, tenor saxophonist Ernie Watts, alto saxophonist Mike Smith, baritone saxophonist Nick Brignola, arranger and composer Gordon Goodwin, and trumpeters Jon Faddis, Bobby Shew and Marvin Stamm.
All members of the U.S. Air Force Reserve Jazz Ensemble are full-time professional Air Force musicians working in support of Air Force and Air Force Reserve recruiting and community relations objectives.
For more information on the Band of the U.S. Air Force Reserve visit usafreserveband.af.mil.
For more information on upcoming events at the Pensacola Saenger Theatre visit our website at pensacolasaenger.com.
The Pensacola Saenger Theatre is managed by SMG through a management agreement with the City of Pensacola.  Since 1977, SMG has provided facility management services to over 219 public assembly facilities including arenas, stadiums, theatres and performing arts centers, and convention, congress and exhibition centers.  With facilities across the United States, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Canada, Europe and the Middle East, SMG manages more than 11 million square feet of exhibition space and over 1.5 million entertainment seats worldwide.  As the recognized global industry leader, SMG provides construction and design consulting, pre-opening services, venue management, sales, marketing, event booking and programming.  SMG also offers food and beverage operations through an in-house catering company, Savor…Catering by SMG, currently servicing 117 accounts worldwide.  For additional company information, visit smgworld.com.

BBB® FOUNDATION ISSUES INVITATION TO CELEBRATE ETHICS Your BBB Foundation Serving Northwest Florida will hold its sixth annual Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics luncheon for District I at New World Landing on Tuesday, May 17, 2011.
Winners in several categories will be recognized at the annual ceremony created to recognize those who exemplify ethics, integrity and outstanding customer service.
The Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics recognizes businesses and charities that insist on exceptionally high standards of behavior in dealing with customers, vendors and employees.
The Customer Service Excellence Award recognizes individuals who go above and beyond in their customer service activities.
And the Student Ethics Scholarship, open to high school juniors and seniors, recognizes students who demonstrate leadership, community service and overall personal integrity.
Business leaders are invited to attend and celebrate ethics in the marketplace. Attendees will also have the opportunity to bid on a variety of goods and services in a silent auction to benefit your BBB Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that supports your BBB’s vision of an ethical marketplace, where buyers and sellers can trust each other.
Details:
District I                                               11 a.m. – Networking, registration and
Tuesday, May 17                                        silent auction
New World Landing                                 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. – Program
600 S. Palafox St.                                   1 p.m. – Bidding closes on silent auction
Pensacola, FL 32501                                    items
Cost is $20 per person. For more information or to reserve a table, please contact 850.429.0002 or toll-free 1.800.729.9226, or info@nwfl.bbb.org by May 10.

FUNDRAISER HELD BY RED LOBSTER CREW
When:  Saturday, May 28th
Where: Red Lobster parking lot
Time: 9 am – 2 p.m.
HUMANE SOCIETY WISH LIST
FOR THE DOGS & PUPPIES
Purina dog chow, purina puppy chow, canned pedigree(adult & puppy),canned alpo (chopped),***medium or larger: kuranda dog beds:
Website – Kuranda.Com
FOR THE CATS AND KITTENS
Purina kitten chow, purina cat chow,canned fancy feast(no fishy flavors please)
Canned kitten (science diet or friskies), cat litter, covered litter pans (petmate jumbo covered pan),carpeted scratching posts
Corrugated cardboard scratching pads
Office/maintenance/cleaning
44 Cent postage stamps (urgent!), Paper towels
Copy paper – 20#, white, laundry detergent
Pine sol, bleach, 30 gallon garbage bags

ROGER SCOTT SWIMMING POOL The Roger Scott Swimming Pool will be open to the public for recreation swim starting this Saturday, May 7th. The pool will be open every weekend (Saturday – Sunday) for the last two sessions until the pool opens for full-time on Memorial Day Weekend. The Roger Scott Pool will also be open for early morning lap swimming only starting Monday, May 9th from 5:30a.m. – 8:30a.m. and for evening lap swimming from 3:30p.m. – 6:30p.m. (Monday – Friday).
Roger Scott Pool Schedule
Saturday, May 7th                           Session I 12:30p.m. – 3:30p.m. / Session II 4:00p.m. – 7:00p.m.
Sunday, May 8th                              Session I 12:30p.m. – 3:30p.m. / Session II 4:00p.m. – 7:00p.m.
Saturday, May 14th                         Session I 12:30p.m. – 3:30p.m. / Session II 4:00p.m. – 7:00p.m.
Sunday, May 15th                            Session I 12:30p.m. – 3:30p.m. / Session II 4:00p.m. – 7:00p.m.
Saturday, May 21st                         Session I 12:30p.m. – 3:30p.m. / Session II 4:00p.m. – 7:00p.m.
Sunday, May 22nd                           Session I 12:30p.m. – 3:30p.m. / Session II 4:00p.m. – 7:00p.m.
Saturday, May 28th – OPENS FOR FULL TIME RECREATION SWIM (ALL THREE SESSION TIMES, MONDAY – SUNDAY)
For more information on rates and hours of operation, please visit playpensacola.com or contact us at 850-436-5670.

NAVARRE TOWN CENTER INFORMATIONAL MEETING SCHEDULED The Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce and the Navarre Area Board of Realtors will host an informational meeting on the Navarre Town Center on Tuesday, May 17 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Navarre Community Center located at 1917 Navarre School Road in Navarre. The purpose of the meeting is to provide an overview of the plan and allow the public an opportunity to ask questions on how the current plan works.
The Navarre Town Center Plan was directed and developed by the public and adopted by the board of commissioners in 2004 as a response to growth demands in the area.  The purpose of the plan was to develop a vision for the future of Navarre, determine how and where growth and development can and should occur, establish guidelines for development, recommend priorities and financing alternatives.

SUMMER ARCHAEOLOGY LAB VOLUNTEER PROGRAM Looking for something new to do this summer? Come experience history and volunteer in an archaeology lab. The Florida Public Archaeology Network (FPAN) has announced its summer schedule for the Archaeology Lab Volunteer Program.
FPAN is seeking enthusiastic volunteers of all ages to help rough sort artifacts recovered from local archaeological sites. Volunteers work inside our air-conditioned lab to rough sort artifacts recovered from local archaeological sites. Volunteers work with small screens, trays, brushes, magnets and other lab tools to clean and sort artifacts. Once artifacts have been cleaned, they are sorted into groups of like materials (i.e. brick, class, shell, ceramics, stone, etc.)
No experience is needed, but all volunteers are given a brief orientation by a professional archaeologist their first day.
The FPAN Lab summer schedule is most Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., starting Tuesday, May 10 and ending Tuesday, Aug. 30.  The lab is located inside the FPAN Coordinating Center at 207 E. Main St. in downtown Pensacola, next to The Fish House.
The volunteer program is perfect for students who need volunteer hours for scholarships, individuals and groups interested in a unique way to experience local history and archaeology, as well as all of those who have dreamed of getting their hands dirty participating in real archaeological work.  All ages are encouraged to participate; however, anyone under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Individuals, families and groups as large as 12 can be accommodated.

Contact Irina Sorset, FPAN outreach coordinator, isorset@uwf.edu or 850-595-0050, Ext. 103 to volunteer and arrange a day and time. Volunteers are not required to commit to more than one day at a time.
Tuesday, May 10
Thursday, May 12
Tuesday, May 17
Thursday, May 19
Tuesday, May 24
Thursday, May 26
Tuesday, May 31
Thursday, June 2
Tuesday, June 7
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Thursday, June 30
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Tuesday, Aug. 30

GULF COAST SCIENCE CAFÉ Gulf Coast Science Café will kick off its monthly Science Café series on May 16, 2011, 6:00pm at Goat Lips Deli, 2811 Copter Road, Pensacola.  Dr. Jane Caffrey, Associate Professor in the Center for Environmental Diagnostics and Bioremediation at the University of West Florida will be speaking on Mercury in the Environment.
Dr. Jane Caffrey is an Associate Professor in the Center for Environmental Diagnostics and Bioremediation at the University of West Florida.  She has been funded by EPA and EPRI to measure atmospheric deposition of mercury and trace metals to the Pensacola Bay watershed.  She also works on Pensacola Bay water quality issues with local and state agencies.
Gulf Coast Science Café serves the scientific interests of our local community…..in and around Pensacola. The Café is a place where anyone can come to explore the latest ideas in science and technology, over a cup of coffee, tea or a glass of beer, outside a traditional academic setting. The Café is a forum for debating science issues in an informal setting where relaxed conversation and an exchange of ideas is possible. The Café is committed to promoting public engagement with science and to making science accessible to all.
The Café Scientifique movement started in England in 1998 as an informal discussion forum giving everyone the opportunity to gather to discuss great topics in science. The Café meetings are designed to promote group discussion: the evening is led by an invited speaker, who talks briefly, then the topic is thrown open to debate and everyone is encouraged to join the discussion.
What: Science Café: Mercury in the Environment, with Dr. Jane Caffrey
When: Monday, May 16, 2011, 6:00 PM
Where: Goat Lips Deli, 2811 Copter Road, Pensacola
Co-sponsored by: The Pensacola Section of the American Chemical Society
For more information: 474-1495, gulfcoastsciencecafe@cox.net, meetup.com/Gulf-Coast-Science-Cafe

PENSACOLA PROFESSIONAL BASEBALL ANNOUNCES NAME THE TEAM FINALISTS Fans will vote on the top six monikers to name the new team
The Pensacola Professional Baseball team has selected the top six finalists for the club’s Name the Team contest. The six finalists were selected out of a field of over 1,700 entries. In no particular order, the finalists, with descriptions, are:
·         Redbones
o        Combining our new affiliation with the Cincinnati Reds with that loyal, strong Hounddog. The Redbone celebrates baseball’s “dog days of summer” and the “doggone fun” time fans can expect at Maritime Park next year.
·         Salty Dogs
o        The Salty Dogs pays tribute to those expert Pensacola sailors who have made the sea their home. Navigating the inlets of the Emerald Coast these rough, tough, sea-tested Sea Dogs have got bite than bark!
·        Aviators
o       Home of the “The Cradle of Naval Aviation,” Pensacola is the primary training base for America’s Navy, Marine and Coast Guard aviators, as well as the Navy’s precision-flying team, the Blue Angels. The Aviators honors the brave pilots who call Pensacola home.
·        Loggerheads
o       Found in Pensacola’s shallow waters, the Loggerhead sea turtle is a local endangered species. Known for its nesting on Pensacola beaches, this gentle giant is the state saltwater reptile of Florida.
·        Mullets
o       Mullets are one of Pensacola’s most popular fish, as well as a fun, wacky team name Minor League Baseball is known for. Mullets stand for the fun, off-the-wall entertainment fans can expect at Maritime Park next season and beyond.
·        Blue Wahoos
o       Named for the explosive way they pull out of the water, Wahoos are a tough hometown fish that means business. Celebrating the fun of Minor League Baseball, “Wahoo!” is the sound of our brand of family fun entertainment.
Fans may vote for their favorite name at pnj.com/baseball now through May 14, 2011. The winning name will be announced on May 23, 2011.
The six finalists for the Name the Team contest were chosen through a random selection. Each contestant listed selected one of the final six team names listed above. The fan who submitted the winning entry will receive four 2012 box seat season tickets, a personalized team jersey and hat, four VIP section tickets for opening day at Maritime Park and the opportunity to throw out the first pitch during the 2012 season. Complete rules are available at pnj.com/baseball or pick up a printed copy at the Pensacola News Journal.
·        Ann McIntosh, Cantonment
·        Shelley Yates, Pensacola

·        Greg Thomas, Pensacola
·        Sherry White, Pensacola
·        Duane Leifur, Gulf Breeze
·        Jack N. Stoakes, Pensacola
The Pensacola Professional Baseball team is the future home for the Double-A affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds. The team will begin play in April 2012 at Maritime Park. 2012 season tickets are on sale at pensacolabaseball.com or (850) 934-8444. Follow the team at pensacolabaseball.com, facebook.com/PcolaProBall or twitter.com/PcolaProBall.
Contact:  Jonathan Griffith, (850) 934-8444 or jon@pensacolapelicans.com

THE SANTA ROSA DEMOCRATS LUAU The Santa Rosa Democrats will hold their annual Luau on Saturday, May 14, 3 p.m. until 7 p.m.   The event will take place in the Black Skimmer Pavillion in Navarre Beach Park at 8704 Gulf Blvd Navarre Beach, FL 3256.  The featured speaker will be a member of the Florida Legislature and Judy Mount, Vice Chair of the Florida Democratic Party, will also be in attendance.  Local Democratic Committeewoman, Susan Frishkorn, will serve as emcee.
Entertainment will be provided by Ted Pabo, and a barbeque dinner will be served.  Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for students, 12 and under free.  Contact Pat Swanson, 936-8704, for additional information and for tickets.

GULF ISLANDS NATIONAL SEASHORE FLORIDA DISTRICT SUMMER PROGRAM SCHEDULE, JUNE 12 TO AUGUST 13, 2011
Program Descriptions
Fort Pickens Guided Tours-daily at 11:00 am and 2:00 pm.  Meet at the entrance to the fort.  45 minutes.
Fort Barrancas Guided Tours-Sundays through Fridays, at 11:00 am and 2:00 pm and Saturdays at 2:00 pm.  Meet at the fort visitor center. 45 minutes.
Advanced Redoubt Guided Tours-Saturdays at 11:00 am.  Meet at the parking lot at Advanced Redoubt. 45 minutes.
Nature photography-Sundays, June 12-Aug. 7, 8:30 -10:30 am.  Meet at the trailhead for the Florida National Scenic Trail.  The program introduces the tools of creative picture making and encourages appreciation of the natural environment.  Bring your camera and learn techniques to increase your awareness of the photographic process. 2 hours.
Battery Cooper-Sundays, June 12-Aug. 7, 10:00 am and Tuesday, June 14-Aug. 9, 3:30 pm. The battery is open for 1 hour to view the site, the gun, and watch a short video about the weapons used.
Antebellum Pensacola-Sundays, June 12, 19, 26, July 17, 24, 31, Aug. 7, 1:00 pm and Thursdays, June 16-July 28, 3:30 pm at Fort Pickens Auditorium.  Explore the cultural character of the old south in antebellum Pensacola.  This program reflects on the life and times of the people of Pensacola before the Civil War. 45 minutes.
The War of 1812-Sundays and Saturdays, June 12-Aug. 13, 2:00 pm at Naval Live Oaks Auditorium.  Discover the events in Pensacola during the War of 1812. 1 hour.
What in the World-Sundays, June 12, 19, 26, July 17, 24, 31, 3:00 pm and Saturdays, June 18, 25, July 16, 23, and Aug. 6, 6:00 pm-8:00 pm.  What’s in your net? This roving ranger will answer all you questions between the campgrounds and the beach.
Pensacola Prisoners-Sundays, June 12-Aug. 7, 3:30 pm at the Fort Pickens Auditorium. The story of prisoners during the Civil War and Apache POWS from Arizona held at Fort Pickens. 45 minutes.
The Civil War in Pensacola-Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, June 13-Aug. 12, 10:00 am at Naval Live Oaks Visitor Center, 45 minutes.
Island Treasures-Monday, June 13-Aug. 8, 10:00 am, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, June 15-Aug. 13, 2:00 pm at Langdon Beach. Discover the treasures of the Gulf of Mexico at this beachcombers program. 1 hour.
Tour Battery Worth-Mondays, June 13-Aug. 8, 10:00 am. Tour the interior of this 1899 battery that housed 8 12-inch mortars and the Harbor Entrance Control Post and Harbor Defense Command Post. 1 hour.
Snorkeling-Mondays, June 13, 20, 27, July 11, 18, 25, Aug. 8, 3:00 pm at Naval Live Oaks Picnic Area, Thursdays and Saturdays, June 16-Aug. 13, 10:00 am at Battery Worth Picnic Area. Discover the underwater world of the National Seashore and the interesting plants and animals that live there.  Masks and snorkels provided. 2 hours.
Slavery, States Rights and the Civil War-Mondays, June 13-Aug. 8, 3:30 pm at Fort Pickens Auditorium. Explore the multiple causes of the Civil War.  1 hour.
Junior Ranger and Sea Star Day Camps-Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, these day camps introduce children to the wonders of the Seashore through age appropriate activities, storytelling, songs, crafts, and interactive games.  Locations and topics vary and reservations are required.  For Sea Stars ages 3-5 and Junior Ranger ages 6-8 call Ranger Beckie at (850) 934-2631 and for Junior Ranger ages 9-11 call Ranger Amanda at (850) 916-3001.
Junior Ranger Celebration Campfire Program Saturday, August 20, 7:00 pm at the parade ground inside historic Fort Pickens. 1 hour.
Ranger Walk on Blackbird Marsh Nature Trail-Tuesday, June 14-Aug. 9, 9:00 am.  Meet at Fort Pickens Campground Loop A bulletin board.  Discover the dunes and marsh habitats on this ranger led nature walk. 1 hour.
Children’s Discovery-Wednesdays, June 22-July 20, 3:30 pm.  Meet at Battery Worth Picnic Area. Each week children discover a different Seashore habitat through hands-on activities.  Large groups should contact Ranger Amanda Carrigan-Grissom at 850-916-3001 before attending the program. Ages 5-11. 1 hour.
Fort McRee-Wednesday, June 15-Aug. 10, 3:30 pm at Fort Pickens Auditorium. Learn about the lost fort that provide coast defense at the entrance to Pensacola Bay. 45 minutes.
Seeing Sealife-Thursdays, June 16-Aug. 11, 2:00 pm at Johnsons Beach, Perdido Key Area.  Discover the sealife of the sound by pulling a seine net. 1 hour.
Barrier Island Experience-Fridays, June 17-Aug. 12, 9:00 am.  Meet at Battery Worth Picnic Area. Discover the plants and animals of the barrier island habitats. 1 hour.
Battery 234 tour-Fridays, June 17-Aug. 12, 10:00 am.  Experience the spectacular view of the barrier island habitats from this gunfire control tower. 1 hour.
Civil War Soldier-Fridays, June 17-Aug. 12, 3:30 pm.  Meet at historic Fort Pickens.  Discover the life and times and weapons of the Civil War soldier in Pensacola from 1861-1865. 30-45 minutes.
Sunset Sea-wall Beach Walk-Fridays, June 17, July 1, 15, 29, Aug. 5, 12 at 7:00 pm.  Meet at the Fort Pickens Auditorium.  Walk along the seawall out to the beach to enjoy the sunset with at ranger.
Stargazing-Fridays, June 24 and July 22, sunset to 10:00 pm at Battery Worth Picnic Area.  Join volunteers from the Escambia Amateurs Astronomy Association for an evening of stargazing.
Beach Walk Safety Talks with a Lifeguard-Saturdays, May 28-Sept. 3. 10:30 am.  Meet at Langdon Beach, Johnson Beach, or Opal Beach.
Cara the Sea Turtle-Saturdays, June 18, 25, July 2, 16, 30, Aug. 6. 1:00 pm at Fort Pickens Auditorium.  Cool down in our auditorium with an award winning movie that follows a young sea turtle as she makes her way through her watery world from hatchling to adult.  30 minutes.
Gulf Islands Almanac-Saturdays, June 18-Aug. 13 at 3:30 pm at Fort Pickens Auditorium.  Learn about the seasonal and environmental changes on Santa Rosa Island.
Campfire at historic Fort Pickens-Saturdays, June 18, 25, July 2, 16, 23, 30, Aug. 13, 8:00 pm  Commemorate the 150th anniversary of the United States Civil War.  Hear the stories and events about the war in Pensacola. Wearing shoes and using insect repellent are suggested for this program. 1.5 hours.
Public Archeology Network Programs, Join archeologist from the Florida Public Archeology Network for the following programs at Fort Pickens Auditorium.
The 16th century Emanuel Point Shipwrecks            Thursday, June 30, 6:00 pm
Shipwrecks of Pensacola Bay     Tuesday, July 5, 6:00 pm
Native American Cultures of the Southeast and Pensacola     Thursday, July 14, 6:00 pm
Spanish Settlement on Santa Rosa Island, 1722 to 1752         Tuesday, July 19, 6:00 pm
The Civil War in Florida     Thursday, Aug. 4, 6:00 pm
Fort Pickens Museum: Hurricane Ivan destroyed the museum exhibits in 2004.  New exhibits are to be installed in the fall of 2011. The building is open with a 25-minute orientation movie about the Seashore.

SUMMER SERENADE SERIES BEGINS FIFTH SEASON
Who:   St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church announces
What:  Summer Serenade schedule
When:   6:30 p.m. Wednesday evenings in June and July
Where:  St. Christopher’s Church 3200 N. 12th Avenue
Details:  Free.  Bring lawn chairs.  Concession available for sandwiches, snacks and cold drinks
The fifth season of Summer Serenade will begin Wednesday June 1 and continue each week through July 27.  The Summer Serenade series is an outreach function of St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church.  These free concerts are held on the church lawn, 3200 N. 12th Avenue beginning at 6:30 p.m.  Should there be unfavorable weather, the concerts will move inside the parish hall.  Attendees are requested to bring lawn chairs.  The church provides a concession stand with sandwiches, snacks and sodas.  One may bring own food and drink, if desired.
The Rev. Eric Long, minister at St. Christopher’s said, “This has been a successful series and we hope the larger community will join us for these entertaining evenings.  We are here for the community and want to get to know you.  There is adequate parking on both sides of the church.  This is a rain-or-shine event. Attendees will notice new landscaping in the concert area.  We are proud of this improvement and we hope it will enhance your enjoyment of these free, musical evenings.
For further information, call Norman Vickers at 850-432-9743, St. Christopher’s at 433-0074 or visit the website www.scpen.org.
Featured performers for the season are:
June 1   Al Martin Group (Jazz Standards)
June 8 Kathy Lyon Group (vocals and jazz standards)
June 15 One Drop Band (Reggae)
June 22 Reunion Band (Classic Rock)
June 29 13th Hourglass (Country-rock)
July 6 Armstrong-Powers-Spivey (Jazz & vocal)
July 13 Sawmill Band from Farmers Opry (classic country)
July 20 Blenders Group (Jazz & Soft Rock)
July 27 Swingin’ Dick Tracys Band (Jazz-Rock-Pop)
In addition to St. Christopher’s Church, sponsors for the concerts these concerts include Gulf Coast Community Bank, NSPA, Ooh La La Jewelry/ Jessie Drossos, Dan & Connie Wendleton, Jim & Norma Johnson, Harriet Major and Elizabeth & Norman Vickers.

DISCOVER PENSACOLA STATE COLLEGE AT CORDOVA MALL Explore college and career opportunities at Discover Pensacola State College Day May 14 at Cordova Mall.
From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. throughout the mall, meet faculty, staff and students from Pensacola State’s academic, work force and continuing education programs – everything from nursing to astronomy to computer science to cosmetology to carpentry to art, music and theatre.
Stop by Center Court to learn all about registration, financial aid and scholarships. With more than 100 academic programs, including five new baccalaureate programs, Pensacola State has options for everyone.
Fill out a brief information card and get a free T-shirt. Everyone who signs up is entered to win a beach chair. Make sure to pick up Pensacola State giveaways including bracelets, pennants, pens, Pirates tattoos and more.
Enjoy the music on stage in Food Court and meet Pirates athletes, cheerleaders and dancers.
Take your kids to WSRE TV’s exhibit for fun activities and to pick up literacy information for parents.
Don’t miss this great one-stop opportunity to learn about Pensacola State College.
For more information, visit discover.pensacolastate.edu.

DESTINATION ARCHAEOLOGY! RESOURCE CENTER FEATURES ARTIST FOR GALLERY NIGHT The Destination Archaeology Resource Center (DARC) will feature artist John Jansen for Gallery Night in downtown Pensacola on May 20 from 5 p.m. to  9 p.m. He will display, sell and be available to discuss his artwork during Gallery Night inside the Destination Archaeology exhibit.
DARC is located at the bottom floor of the FPAN Coordinating Center at 207 East Main St. in downtown Pensacola next to The Fish House. Guests are welcome to view the Destination Archaeology exhibit while they visit for the evening. This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.
Artist Bio: John Jansen was born in Fort Walton Beach in 1958.The young John was constantly discovering pottery and arrowheads on his family property. He soon learned that the area was a trash dump used by the prehistoric people living there thousands of years ago.  John’s interest in the past was born, but he found it nearly impossible to get pottery pieces large enough to study their manufacture.  At the age of thirteen, John began making pottery vessels to add to his collection.
For many of his pieces John combines archaeology and his artistic intuition for working the clay to create finely made pieces of art.  His interest in archaeology has grown over the years.  He visits museums, studies and reads extensively to make accurate replicas of ancient southeastern Native American ceramics.  Generally his ideas for reproduction pieces come from books, but books cannot always fill in the construction details.  That is where John’s experience and artistry make a difference.
John signs and numbers each piece.  His goal is to make genuine looking pieces using the tools prehistoric potters would have had available. This includes collecting his own clay from the local area, using the same construction techniques and pit firing his pieces instead of using a modern kiln. Sometimes he must use modern means to achieve the desired result – bone tools made from old ivory knitting needles or cow bone purchased from a slaughterhouse instead of bison or deer.
Gallery Night is an event coordinated by the Pensacola Downtown Improvement Board. Seven times a year, more than 10,000 people stroll through the charming brick walkways of downtown Pensacola to experience an eclectic array of music, art and cuisine. Galleries and businesses feature the works of dozens of local artists, the aromas of local cuisine fill the streets, and the sounds of local musicians dance through the evening air.
The Florida Public Archaeology Network, Destination Archaeology Resource Center and the University of West Florida are participating in this event.
For more information please contact Mike Thomin, DARC manager, mthomin@uwf.edu or 850-595-0050, Ext. 107

HISTORIC PENSACOLA VILLAGE TO HOST A DINNER TO CELEBRATE THE 230TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BATTLE OF PENSACOLA
What: The public is invited to purchase tickets for a dinner and enjoy a meal with re-enactors, learning about the significance of Spain’s role during the American Revolution.
When: Friday, June 3 at 7:15 p.m.
Where: Historic Barkley House and Gardens, 410 S. Florida Blanca Street, Pensacola, Fla.
Why: Historic Pensacola Village is celebrating the 230th anniversary of the Battle of Pensacola.
For additional details about this event, contact Living History Coordinator, Jim McMillen at jmcmillen@uwf.edu. Tickets are required for the dinner and are now on sale for $12. For tickets, please contact Wendi Davis at 850-595-5985, ext.-111, email wdavis4@uwf.edu, or mail $12 per person to: Supper with Soldiers, WFHPI, Post Office Box 12866, Pensacola, FL 32591.

HISTORIC PENSACOLA VILLAGE TO CELEBRATE THE 230TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BATTLE OF PENSACOLA WITH AN OPEN HOUSE
What:  Historic Pensacola Village will host our 20th Open House.  This free event will highlight the 230th anniversary of the Battle of Pensacola, incorporating a battle scrimmage, tours, living history, kid’s activities,             museum exhibits and more!
When:  Saturday, June 4, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Historic Pensacola Village, 205 E. Zaragoza St., Pensacola, Fla.
Why:  Historic Pensacola Village is celebrating the 230th anniversary of the Battle of Pensacola with an Open House and military living history interpretation.
For additional details about this event, contact Living History Coordinator, Jim McMillen at jmcmillen@uwf.edu.

HISTORIC PENSACOLA VILLAGE TO HOST LECTURE ON THE 230TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BATTLE OF PENSACOLA
What:  Re-enactor and educator, Hector Diaz, to deliver a public lecture on the role Spain played as an American ally during the American Revolutionary War.
When:  Friday, June 3 at 6 p.m.
Where:  Old Christ Church, 405 S. Adams Street, Pensacola, Fla.
Why:  Historic Pensacola Village is celebrating the 230th anniversary of the Battle of Pensacola with a free public lecture.
For additional details about this event, contact Living History Coordinator, Jim McMillen at jmcmillen@uwf.edu.