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Community Outreach 5/19/11

1ST ANNUAL COMMUNITIES IN MOTION EVENT The community is invited to attend the 1st Annual Communities in Motion event. This event is being held to educate ourselves and others about ways in which we can improve our community. Participating vendors are from the health, transportation, environmental, and educational profession. A kid’s section will also be available.
The date for this year’s event is Friday, May 27, 2011 from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. and will be held at the West Florida Regional Planning Council at 4081 E. Olive Road, Suite A, Pensacola, Florida 32514.
For more information about the event or to become a vendor, please contact Mary Gutierrez at (850) 332-7976 x. 226 or e-mail mary.gutierrez@wfrpc.org. If you’re interested in being a sponsor for this worthwhile event, please contact Dan Deanda at (850) 332-7976 x 226 or email dan.deanda@wfrpc.org

CALL FOR ENTRIES – THE 18TH ANNUAL POWER OF PHOTOGRAPHY SHOW The Wide Angle Photo Club, Inc. is again hosting their annual benefit show, The Power of Photography Show.  Photographers from anywhere in Northwest Florida and south Alabama may enter their original photographic art starting this month. This event is a fundraiser for ARC Gateway, which serves over 800 disabled children and adults in our area.
Set for Gallery Night Weekend, July 15-17, at the Wright Place in downtown Pensacola, the POP show is open to anyone of any age who has an entry to submit.  The top 300 scoring entries will be awarded a show corner ribbon and displayed for three days in July, including the popular mid-summer Gallery Night.  Over 1500 people view this family-friendly art show annually, which also includes a product expo, demonstrations, silent auctions, photo sales, vendor displays, and drawings for door prizes.
Entry fees are $10 per image and are being accepted May 28 through June 18 in Pensacola and Mobile.  Photos must be no smaller in size than 8”x10” (or its equivalent) and no larger than 16”x20.”  Photos must be unframed, mounted on a firm backing board, and have matted front edges.  Photos from Youth photographers (under age 16) may compete in the Youth category against other children or entered into other subject categories, competing against photographers of any age.
Early entry drop-off is May 28-June 11 at three photo store locations in Pensacola and Mobile.  Final entry drop-off is June 18 at ARC Gateway in Pensacola. See the wideanglephotoclub.org web site for all rules, information, locations, and entry forms.

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.

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.

GREAT GULFCOAST ARTS FESTIVAL EXTENDED DEADLINE FOR ARTISTS The Great Gulfcoast Arts Festival has extended its deadline for artists to submit applications for jurying for the fine art show to May 31. The application is available online at ggaf.org.
Jurying for the festival will take place in mid June and artists will be notified of their acceptance during the week of July 11.
The festival, which is held in historic Seville Square, will run Nov. 4-6. It will feature 225 fine artists, around 60 heritage artists, a children’s art festival, performing arts, music and a variety of food vendors. The festival draws about 150,000 visitors each year.
For more details, visit the festival’s Web site at 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.

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.

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
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Thursday, May 19
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Thursday, June 2
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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

GULF ISLANDS NATIONAL SEASHORE FLORIDA DISTRICT SUMMER PROGRAM SCHEDULE, JUNE 12 TO AUGUST 13, 2011
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 near historic Fort Pickens.  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 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 is in your net? The roving ranger between the campground and the beach will answer all you questions.
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, interactive games and outdoor skills.  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. Join Park Rangers for a traditional campfire program at the parade ground inside historic Fort Pickens. Wear shoes and insect repellant. 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, 3:00 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 provided 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.  Try your hand at pulling a seine net and discover some of the creatures that live in Big Lagoon.  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 a 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. 45 minutes
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.  Learn about the events in Pensacola during the war.  Wearing shoes and using insect repellent are suggested. 1.5 hours.
Public Archeology Network Programs, Join archeologist from the Florida Public Archeology Network for the following programs at Fort Pickens Auditorium:  45 minutes to 1 hour
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.

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.

BARGAIN BOOKS @ JAY LIBRARY A used book sale to benefit the Jay Library Summer Children’s Programs will be held Friday and Saturday, May 20-21 at the Jay Library. The sale will be held from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday. The Jay Library is located at 5259 Booker Lane in Jay.
Books will be sold at bargain prices, with prices ranging from 25 cents to $4. Cash only will be accepted—no checks or credit cards. You will find great bargains – while helping your library – so mark it on your calendar! Book donations are being accepted at Jay Library until the date of the sale.
The Santa Rosa County Library System is a department of the Santa Rosa County Board of County Commissioners.  Libraries are located in Gulf Breeze, Jay, Milton, Navarre, and Pace.
Find additional information at santarosa.fl.gov/libraries.

THE 5TH DIMENSION ART SHOW
WHEN:  June 8 through July 19
WHERE: Quayside Art Gallery, 17 E. Zaragoza St.
COST: Free
DETAILS: 438-2363 or 932-4642.
Quayside Art Gallery will open their latest exhibit, “The 5th Dimension,” on June 8 featuring Virginia Branchcomb, Tommy Lardy, Barbara Hagenbucher, Nancy Lockwood and Richard Roselli.
“The Door” was a painting by Roselli inspired by the doors of Christ Church, a simple piece featuring the zoomed in look at the doorknob and faceplate.
Clardy’s paintings are acrylic on canvas. He says, “The abstracts along with the flower paintings are bold in design using bright and vivid colors.”
“My latest work involves using colored slip on thrown plates and slab plates,” says Lockwood. Her work will feature functional and decorative pottery.
Hagenbucher work will be in oils and acrylics. She also makes paper cuts using the cut space to show off color to compliment the scene.
Bronze sculptures will be offered by Branchcomb. Two will be of egrets and another a 20s flapper girl. She will also have other clay works.
Quayside Gallery is located at 17 E. Zaragoza Street. Hours of operation are: Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sunday 1 to 5 p.m. Details: 438-2363.

NATIONAL STORY CALL-OUT FOR NEW ANTHOLOGY SERIES Award-winning author Lyndsey D’Arcangelo today announced a national story call-out for her new groundbreaking anthology series, My Story Is Out: High School Years.
My Story Is Out: High School Years (MSIO) is intended to be a collection of personal real-life stories about surviving high school as an LGBT teen and coming out on the other side. “In working with LGBT youth through numerous writing workshops, I’ve discovered that they enjoy sharing their personal stories with each other,” said D’Arcangelo. “What better place to do that than an exciting new anthology series?”
The national story call-out for the anthology is open to straight, lesbian, gay, bi-sexual or transgendered individuals 25 years old and younger. “We are looking for humorous, heart-warming, wistful and inspiring stories,” D’Arcangelo explained. “If you have a story to tell about your personal experience that is sure to touch the hearts, lives and souls of LGBT teens all over the world, then we would love to read it and consider it for publication.”
The MSIO anthology is being publishing by Publishing Syndicate and is slated for nationwide release in fall 2012. Those contributors whose stories make final publication will receive compensation. Story submission guidelines can be found at MyStoryIsOut.com.

PANHANDLE FRESH MARKET ONLINE FARMER’S MARKET Panhandle Fresh Marketing Association is excited to announce the launch of the Panhandle Fresh Market – an online farmer’s market. This market brings farmers and community members together for fresh, local produce. On Mondays, the available produce from local farmers will be posted on the Market website, then Market Members can purchase exactly what produce they would like through the end of business on Tuesday. Each Friday, farmers will deliver their produce  directly into a refrigerated truck at the Bay Area Food Bank in Milton. On Saturday, the driver will deliver to locations in Navarre, Gulf Breeze, Pensacola, West Pensacola and Pace. Exact delivery locations and times are still being confirmed.
Panhandle Fresh responded to your requests for a program that will allow you more flexibility to order what you want each week and still have delivery in multiple locations close to your home. We will need a minimum of 125 members to confirm membership by May 18th.  The membership fee is $25 per household, per season. The first season will run a total of eight weeks from May 23rd to July 16th, 2011. We will evaluate the success of the first season before committing to a second season in the fall.  To become a member, please go to our Market homepage and buy your membership. If we do not have the minimum number of members, your credit card will be refunded. Your support and purchasing of produce each week will determine if the market will continue in the future.
To pick up your order, bring your produce receipt and pickup your produce directly from the truck in the parking lot of the drop off locations. All deliveries will be made on Saturdays. You will need to bring your own bags or containers to pick up your produce. The Market will be available for eight weeks beginning the week of May 23 and continuing through July 16, 2011.

SBDC AT UWF ANNOUNCES“IRS RESOURCE TOOLS FOR SMALL BUSINESS” WORKSHOP The Small Business Development Center at the University of West Florida (401 E. Chase Street, Ste. 100, Pensacola) presents “IRS Resource Tools” on Tuesday morning, June 7, 2011 from 9:00 a.m. – Noon.  As a business owner, you are liable for the information that is placed on your tax return even if a tax professional prepares the return.  Learn how the use of free IRS resources can help you save money!  Since our funding agency requires a minimum number of attendees, we cancel workshops that don’t meet these requirements.  Pre-registration is strongly recommended.  Please call 850-595-0063 or visit our website, www.sbdc.uwf.edu to register.
Fee:  FREE

THE SBDC AT UWF PRESENTS “MARKETING MATTERS FOR SMALL BUSINESS” WORKSHOP The Small Business Development Center at the University of West Florida (401 E. Chase Street, Ste. 100, Pensacola) is holding its “Marketing Matters for Small Business” workshop on Wednesday, June 8, 2011 from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.  Attendees will learn practical, cost-effective strategies for marketing a small business. The fee for attending this workshop is $35 for the public and free for students and faculty members of the University of West Florida who present a Nautilus card.  Since our funding agency requires a minimum number of attendees, we cancel workshops that don’t meet these requirements.  Pre-registration is strongly recommended.  Call to register (850-595-0063).

STUDENTS AT ESCAMBIA HIGH RAISE MONEY FOR JAPANESE RELIEF FUND Keitha Brown’s American Government and U.S. History classes at Escambia High School recently raised $500 for the Japanese Relief Fund.  The money raised was donated to the American Red Cross to use to help Japan in their recovery efforts.
For additional information, please contact Keitha Jenkins Brown, Social Studies Chair, Escambia High School, at 453-3221.

EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION ACADEMY STUDENTS ANDSCHOOL-AGE CHILD CARE DIRECTORS HONORED The School District of Escambia County Early Childhood Education (ECE) Academy students and School-Age Child Care (SACC) Directors were honored recently at the Early Learning Coalition Apple Seeds Award Banquet. The Early Learning Coalition held the event to honor early childhood educators, volunteers, professionals, and community partners.
ECE Academy students must maintain good grades and attendance while pursuing industry certifications such as Department of Children and Families state certifications, the Early Childhood Professional Certificate, as well as the Child Development Associate title.
ECE Academy students recognized for outstanding achievement include:
Escambia High School – student Thalia Ortega, instructor Laurie Halford
Pensacola High School – student Crystal Herbert, instructor Louis Roland
Pine Forest High School – student Chelsea Rinderneck, instructor Kathy McCluskey
Tate High School – student Crista Crawford, instructor Linda Ralph
Washington High School – student Breanna Mis, instructor Valeria Terrell
SACC Directors are in charge of after-school child care programs.  Their mission is to provide quality, affordable, and accessible school-age child care services within the schools.
SACC Directors honored include:
Bellview Elementary – Joanne Windham
Bratt Elementary – Carolyn Thortis
Ensley Elementary – Sylvia Purifoy
Hallmark Elementary – Fran Herring
Semmes Elementary – Alice Dillard

“CELEBRATING OUR COMMUNITY: PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE” EVENT CELEBRATES IMPACT OF UNITED WAY VOLUNTEERS AND DONORS On June 9, United Way of Escambia County’s 2010-11 Annual Meeting and Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon will celebrate the past, present and future of United Way of Escambia County.  John Appleyard, author and Pensacola historian, will share how United Way has continued to impact our community since its inception in 1924. Andrea Farage, incoming United Way of Escambia County President and CEO, will also make her first public appearance on behalf of the organization.
The event, sponsored by Baptist Health Care, Cox Communications and Publix will be 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday, June 9 at First Baptist Church, 500 N. Palafox St. in Chipley Hall and will feature live music by Gulf Power’s Resistors. All guests will be entered to win NFL paraphernalia.
The following awards will be presented:
The Rayell Irish “Color a Brighter World” Award, in memory of Rayell Irish, a former United Way employee and active philanthropist, will be presented to an individual who serves the community’s most vulnerable citizens and does so selflessly on a regular basis.
The Partner Agency of the Year Award will be presented to a partner agency that demonstrated outstanding support to United Way during the year.
The United Way Service Award will be presented to an outstanding United Way volunteer.
The Distinguished Community Service Award will be presented to an outstanding community volunteer.
Event details:
When: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., June 9
Where: First Baptist Church, 500 N. Palafox St. in Chipley Hall
Cost: $15 per person, $100 for a table of 8.
RSVP: Call 444-7145 to RSVP and pay by credit card or visitUnitedWayEscambia.org to download a registration form. Please RSVP and submit payment by June 1. Ticket(s) will be mailed.

GULF COAST AREA FAMILIES HELPING OTHERS AND LEARNING TO MAXIMIZE THEIR MONEY THROUGH THEIR CHILDREN Lullabies and Mudpies will hold its next children’s consignment for four weekends in a row starting May 14, at 4682 Highway 90 across from the Target in Pace.  Attendees are encouraged to bring food items or monetary donations for the Helping Hands Food Pantry and other special organizations.
The Lullabies and Mudpies sale enables moms to purchase reasonably priced, quality used children’s items, while letting consignor moms clean out what they no longer need. Besides seasonal clothing, the sale offers toys, baby equipment like strollers, swings, exersaucers, high chairs, cribs, bassinettes, pack ‘n plays, and the like, as well as sports items, costumes, books, videos, DVDs, room décor, and so much more. The sale is set up like a store, with like items grouped in the same sections. Checkout is at the end.
May 14 (9 am – 7 pm) early entry at 8 am with canned food or monetary donation to Helping Hand or monetary donations for school fundraiser
May 15 (2 pm – 5:30 pm)
May 20 (10 am – 7 pm)
May 21 (9 am – 7 pm) Children Safety Weekend. Carseat Safety Check from 9 to 11 am, Teddy Bear Clinic from 10 am – 12 pm. Early entry at 8 am with clothes for NICU, new teddy bear for children’s clinic or monetary donation to purchase clothes for the infants in NICU.
May 22 (2 pm – 5:30 pm)
May 27 (10 am – 7 pm)
May 28 (9 am – 7 pm) Pace Fire Department 10 am. Will collect money for their Benevolence fund that goes to families who’s houses have burned down for them to pay for a hotel for a couple of days or to help pay for lost items to get buy for a few days. Face Painting from 10 am – 12 pm by Enchanted Parties with a visit from two Disney Princesses. 50% sale starts with red dot or circle
May 29 (2 pm – 5:30 pm)
June 3 (10 am – 7 pm) entry at 9 am with canned food for Food Pantry.
June 4 (9 am – 5 pm)

DISASTER RELIEF
As many of you know, surrounding areas were recently hit by tornados; destroying homes, schools and businesses. Many lives were affected by these tornados, including some of our own L&M families. Because of this devastation, L&M wants to help those families in need. Upper Sand Mountain Parish (uppersandmountainparish.org/), a United Methodist Organization that coordinates 8 parishes/churches in the Southern Appalachian Mountains has been contacted. This rural area is in desperate need of supplies. Much needed items will be collected for the next month and then delivered to them at the end of the L&M sale. Please look over the list and bring only the items which have been requested. Items that are donated at the end of the sale will also be going to this area.
PERSONAL HYGIENE PRODUCTS:  ANYTHING BABY RELATED:
Toothpaste                                                        Items requested:
Toothbrushes                                                    Sippy Cups
Shampoo                                                           Baby Bottles
Conditioner                                                       Small Toys for displaced children
Soap                                                                    Baby Food
Deodorant                                                         Baby Formula
Hand sanitizer                                                   All Size Baby Diapers
Femine products                                                Clothes
Adult Diapers
Wipes
Mouth wash

ANY TYPE OF CLEANING SUPPLIES  MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS REQUESTED:
Examples:                                                      Paper Towels
Dishwashing soap                                         Ziploc Bags
Laundry detergent                                       Bandaids and other first aid products
Clorox Wipes                                                 Blankets
Mops                                                              Toilet Paper
Brooms                                                          Kleenex
Bleach                                                            Individual Juices
Bottled Water
Pet food and treats
Ratcheting Tie Down straps for Hauling
Clear Safety Glasses
Clothes-Any Sizes
Donated items may be dropped off beginning Friday, May 6th through Friday June 3rd at the following locations: Hartman Photography, Helping Hand Missions, Chick-Fil-A in Pace or at the Lullabies and Mudpies Consignment Sale. These donated items will be dropped off at a different door, so be sure to follow the signs. We thank you for all your love and hope that this will bless the many families that are in need at this time.
For more info: lullabiesandmudpies.com.
Consignor registration, tagging instructions and schedules of sale, drop off and pick up dates and times can be found online at lullabiesandmudpies.com.

BBB® AND PARTNERS REPORT SUCCESSFUL IDENTITY PROTECTION EVENT On Friday, May 13, your Better Business Bureau® Foundation partnered with Gilmore Services, WEAR-TV, CatCountry 98.7 Radio and Qantum Communications to hold another succesful free shredding event at two locations in northwest Florida – Pensacola and Mary Esther.
Throughout northwest Florida, 1,752 people brought 54,880 pounds of sensitive documents to be responsibly destroyed by Gilmore Services and received information about protecting themselves from identity thieves.
“We look forward to helping with this event,” said Jacob Gilmore, Vice President of Purchasing and Finance at Gilmore Services. “Allowing the community to come out and responsibly get rid of personal documents, we are able to reduce the chances of fraud.”
“2010 was the second year in a row that Florida had the most incidents of identity theft cases reported per capita,” said Norman Wright, president and CEO of your BBB. “It’s critical that we educate the community about identity theft and give them the opportunity to effectively get rid of sensitive documents.”
For additional information and advice you can trust on protecting yourself against identity theft, start with bbb.org.

BBB® FOUNDATION CELEBRATES ETHICS Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics luncheons recognize ethical businesses, charities, individuals and students
Your BBB Foundation Serving Northwest Florida is pleased to announce the winners of the sixth annual Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics, Customer Service Excellence Award and Student Ethics Scholarship from its District I area which covers Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties.
The Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics was created to publicly recognize business and charities that insist on exceptionally high standards of behavior dealing with customers, vendors and employees.
This year, your BBB Foundation received several outstanding nominations. Island Realty of Pensacola Beach and the Santa Rosa County Chamber of Commerce both received Honorable Mentions for the Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics.
The Torch Award winner for a small business, Medi-Weight Loss Clinics, was recognized for their values-based management. The Torch Award winner for a mid-sized, Sea Gallery Stores, plays an active role in the community and chamber of commerce to promote other businesses in the area.
The recipient of the Torch Award in the charity category goes to Gulf Coast Kid’s House. The non-profit provides child-friendly services, minimize trauma to affected families, and educate the community about child abuse.
The Customer Service Excellence Award honors an individual that goes above and beyond in their customer service activities.
BBB’s Customer Service Excellence Award winner, Gretchen Shields with Granny Nannies, was highly recommended by her both her boss and clients. Amber Wright, BBB Dispute Resolution Specialist, was also recognized with a Customer Service Excellence Award.
In addition to recognizing ethical businesses and outstanding individuals, your BBB also awarded three, $1,000 Student Ethics Scholarships to local students. Amber Briana Cotten, from Pace High School; Sarah Renee Green from Pace High School; and Sarah Malinda Killam, from Northview High School, were this year’s recipients from your BBB’s District I area. The scholarship winners read their essay on character building, submitted as part of the application process.
For additional information about the Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics, Customer Service Excellence Award and Student Ethics Scholarship, start with bbb.org.