Pensacola, Florida
Sunday October 21st 2018


Community Outreach 6/02/11

SWEETWATER BREWERY AIMS TO SAVE THE GULF COAST SweetWater Brewery and Goldring Gulf Distributors are teaming with Emerald Coastkeeper’s and Mobile Baykeeper’s to raise money to help with Gulf Coast restoration following the Deep Horizon Oil spill in 2010. The group will hold a kick-off party for the fundraiser, which runs from May 27th through July 11th, at Wisteria Tavern, 3808 N. 12th Avenue, on Thursday, May 26th at 7 p.m.
Participants will be able to purchase “Donation Fish” in increments of $1, $5, and $10 at participating bars in the Pensacola area, as well as from Mobile to Panama City. “Save Our Gulf Coast” t-shirts will also be available for purchase, and all proceeds will go to the Save our Gulf Coast fund. The goal is to raise $10,000, and the money will go to Gulf Coast restoration from Mobile Bay to Panama City Beach.
The kick-off party will feature SweetWater’s Waterkeeper Hefeweizen Ale, a limited brewed wheat beer, as well as live entertainment featuring Michael Lockwood, starting at 8 p.m.
For additional information, contact Terry Abbott at 850.291.1041, Will Wirth at 850.291.3966, The Wisteria Tavern at 850.433.9222, or visit
The Wisteria Tavern is Pensacola’s oldest bar, celebrating 75 years in 2010, and features over 100 beers. It in East Hill at 3808 N. 12th Avenue.
Emerald Coastkeeper’s mission, headquartered in Pensacola, is to respond to citizen reports of pollution and adverse environmental impacts from the AL/FL state line across the Panama City, followed by reporting permit violations and holding governmental representatives accountable for protecting our watershed. We utilize education and advocacy to increase awareness of water quality issues and use citizen enforcement of the Clean Water Act when necessary. Through the support of our members we fight for our right to swimmable, fishable, drinkable waters.
Mobile Baykeeper’s mission is to provide citizens a means to protect the beauty, health and heritage of the Mobile Bay watershed, Alabama’s waterways and coastal communities. We diligently research to find the solutions to the problems that affect our health and environment. We use those facts to ensure that the Bay and the citizens who live near are protected. We make sure that citizens are educated so they are able to get involved in the issues that affect them in and around their homes. We find solutions. We form coalitions to bring about a common sense of change that will address the problems that affect our community. We know and use the laws established to protect our health and natural resources. Sometimes this means calling on state or federal agencies. Sometimes it means holding a polluter accountable. We have a big job. We have to balance a strong economy with the protection of our environment, the public health and the quality of life. Additionally, our work is statewide because the Mobile Bay Watershed covers 2/3rds of the state of Alabama. There are over 200 rivers, bays, bayous, creeks, inlets and sloughs associated with the fourth largest drainage basin in North America.
For more information, visit and

GULF ISLANDS NATIONAL SEASHORE ANNOUNCES NATIONAL TRAILS DAY WALK To commemorate National Trails Day, join a park ranger for a walk on Saturday, June 4 at 7:00 p.m. along the Fort Pickens sea-wall and out to the beach on the Gulf of Mexico. The public is invited to participate in this leisurely walk, which will begin at the Fort Pickens auditorium. Walkers will have the opportunity to view native flora and fauna as well as historic remnants of this area’s extensive use as a stronghold of America’s coastal defenses and enjoy the sunset from the beach. The level of difficulty of the walk is easy with some soft sand. Participants should wear comfortable shoes and bring water.
Superintendent Brown encourages everyone to visit the Seashore to join us for our National Trails Day walk. The program is free, but there is an $8 entrance fee to the Fort Pickens area. For additional information about this program or others offered at the Seashore, call the Naval Live Oaks Visitor Center at (850) 934-2600 or visit our website at

THE PMA IS SHOWING OFF ITS MEMBERS… AGAIN. Its time to begin preparations for the 2011 Member’s Juried Exhibition at the pensacola museum of art!
This wonderful exhibition has been a tradition at the Museum for over 51 years and gets better with every year. Read the entry rules below to find out how you can take part in this anticipated annual exhibition!
2011 Members’ Juried Exhibition Entry Rules
Exhibition will run from July 1st – August 14th.
Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony will be held Friday, July 1st from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Awards for Best of Show, 1st, 2nd and 3rd places will be presented at the reception.
If you are a former member NOW is the time to RENEW so you’re eligible to enter!
If you are a former member, this is the time to renew so you’re eligible to enter. Call Hillary Turner, Manager of Patrons’ Services at (850) 432-6247 to reactivate your membership. For general questions regarding this exhibition or upcoming events at the Museum please phone Assistant to the Director, Lindsay O’Rourke.

22ND ANNUAL BONNIE & CLIFF JERNIGAN MEMORIAL GOLF TOURNAMENT Proceeds support Escambia Christian School. Saturday, June 11, 2011, Tiger Point Golf Club. $65.00 per player. 4 man/lady scramble. Registration @7:30 AM.; 8:30 AM Tee Time, Shotgun Start. For reservations, call 288-1263. Holes-In-One: $10,000.00 Cash + 3 other major prizes and much more. Awards and Lunch to follow play. For Tee sign sponsorships, call 456-5045.

THE SANTA ROSA COUNTY DEMOCRATS MONTHLY YARD SALE will be held on Saturday, June 4, from 8 – 2, at 5746 Stewart Street, Milton. Items for sale will include toys, stuffed animals, books, kitchen items, glassware, tools, technology, and many miscellaneous items. In addition, there will be furniture and garden equipment for sale.
For information on delivery of items for donation, call DEC Headquarters, 10:00 A. M. – 12 P. M., Monday, Wednesday, or Friday, 623-2345, or contact Seegar Swanson, 936-8704, Monday – Saturday.

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 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

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

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
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 <mailto:leah.harrison@covena. Visit the /Life’s a Dance/ web site at

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
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 or call 850-623-3868.

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 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,; LaVonne French,; (850) 484-1956;

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 to or call (850) 484-1797.

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 or the gallery at 223 Palafox Place, Pensacola.

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

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

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, 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.
Thursday, May 26
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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.

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
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.

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 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, or mail $12 per person to: Supper with Soldiers, WFHPI, Post Office Box 12866, Pensacola, FL 32591.

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

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


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.

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, to register.

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).

“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 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 (, 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.
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
Mouth wash

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:
Consignor registration, tagging instructions and schedules of sale, drop off and pick up dates and times can be found online at