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AARP MENTOR UP WORKSHOP

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Seniors, do you have a computer you don’t know how to use that well?What about that new phone your children gave you to stay in touch? Well the Guy Thompson Community Center will be hosting a workshop to help you on Sept. 22nd. The AARP Mentor Up Workshop will feature University of West Florida student […]

Panhandle Butterfly House offers docent training and Kinderpillar School youth tours

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The Panhandle Butterfly House is seeking seasonal volunteers to serve as docents Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, May through August. Volunteers work in teams, educating visitors on the biology and habitat of butterflies and their importance in our ecosystem. New volunteers are paired with seasoned docents to learn the ropes. Training will be held in the […]

Florida-friendly lawn care classes from UF/IFAS Extension Services

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It’s possible to have a great lawn using Florida-friendly methods. Learn about the right timing and methods for fertilizing and weed control, proper irrigation, and other practices for your lawn from Mary Salinas, residential horticulture agent in the UF/IFAS Santa Rosa County Extension Office. This free class will be offered on two different days in […]

FLORIDA HEALTH IN SANTA ROSA COUNTYRECOGNIZES CERVICAL HEALTHAWARENESS MONTH

MILTON, Fla.— The Florida Department of Health in Santa Rosa County recognizes January as Cervical Health Awareness Month, a time to educate, encourage and empower women to visit their health care provider for information and screening for cervical cancer.  According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), approximately 12,000 women in the United States are […]

COON HILL CEMETERYVisitation Day

November 19.      9-3  • The Coon Hill Settlement consisted of a general merchandise store, stable, blacksmith shop, Pony Express Station, U.S. Post Office and a Church that alternated between Methodist and Baptist. • Coon Hill is the oldest cemetery in northern Santa Rosa County. It originated around 1820, about the time of the […]

10th Annual Monarch Madness

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Join the Panhandle Butterfly House in celebrating the amazing journey of the monarch butterfly. The 10th Annual Monarch Madness Butterfly Festival will be held Friday and Saturday, October 7 – 8 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 8581 Navarre Parkway in Navarre Park just west of the Navarre Bridge. The Panhandle Butterfly House is […]

Santa Rosa UF/IFAS Extension presents “Citrus for the Homeowner”

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UF/IFAS Extension presents topics of interest to residents at the Gulf Breeze Library, 1060 Shoreline Drive, on the third Friday of each month at 10 a.m. This month’s presentation will be Citrus for the Homeowner on June 17. Join Blake Thaxton, UF/IFAS Extension Santa Rosa County commercial horticulture agent, to learn which citrus varieties thrive […]

Santa Rosa UF/IFAS Extension presentsGardening with Succulents

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“Gardening with Succulents” will be the topic of the June 27 Mondays in the Gardens series. This educational session will include information on different types of succulents along with how to care for them. Horticulture instructor, flower show judge and certified gardening and landscape design consultant, Tina Tuttle, will lead the one-hour presentation at 10 […]

Create a Butterfly Garden Program

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UF/IFAS Extension Santa Rosa County will present ‘Create a Butterfly Garden’ Program at the Gulf Breeze Library, 1060 Shoreline Drive, Friday, April 8, at 10 a.m. The program is free and no pre-registration is required. Learn about the plants used by the adult butterflies for nectar and those used by the caterpillars for their food. […]

UF/IFAS Extension 2015 Beekeeping in the Panhandle Short Course

UF/IFAS Extension 2015 Beekeeping in the Panhandle Short Course The UF/IFAS Extension Panhandle Agriculture Team is pleased to once again offer a Beekeeping Short-Course in March. These classes will be offered via interactive video at extension offices across the Panhandle. Please call your local UF/IFAS Extension Service to register. Classes will be taught by Jamie […]