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02/08 – Snowbirds Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge Tour

Snowbirds Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge Tour with Denise hosted by The Santa Rosa County Tourist Development Office in Navarre at 10 a.m. This is a special event for visiting snowbirds only. No full-time residents, please. You may only reserve a spot for yourself and 1 additional person.

02/10 – 19th Annual Woodstoke Festival

19th Annual Woodstoke Festival in Navarre from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Celebrating handmade pottery and historic wood-fired kilns! Art Pieces from Gulf Coast Potters will be available for sale. This event is free and open to the public.

02/16 – AARP Tax Aide (Gulf Breeze)

AARP Tax Aide hosted by the Gulf Breeze Library from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. through April. The AARP Tax-Aide program is the nation’s largest free, volunteer-run tax preparation and assistance service. No registration is required, and people will be helped on a first-come, first served basis.

02/16 – AARP Tax Aide (Navarre)

AARP Tax Aide hosted by the Navarre Library from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. through April. The AARP Tax-Aide program is the nation’s largest free, volunteer-run tax preparation and assistance service. No registration is required, and people will be helped on a first-come, first served basis.

02/17 – Highway 87 Outdoor Market

Highway 87 Outdoor Market at Pik-itz hosted by Pik-Itz Art and Antiques from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. This monthly outdoor market takes place on the first and third Saturday of each month. Farm to table vendors will be available along with arts and crafts.

02/17 – Small Animal Emergency and Disaster Sheltering Course

Small Animal Emergency and Disaster Sheltering Course hosted by FL SARC in Milton from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. This is a free series of courses to provide knowledge and experience for participants to work in an emergency animal shelter.

02/17 – Special Needs Mardi Gras Parade

Special Needs Mardi Gras Parade hosted by Navarre High School from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Join in for a parade! Celebrate Mardi Gras and let the good times roll.

02/20 – Wine Glass Painting

Wine Glass Painting with Carolyn Williams hosted by the Navarre Beach Visitor Center starting at 10 a.m. This class is for snowbirds only and reservations are required. You may only reserve a spot for yourself and one additional person.

02/22 – 2024 Santa Rosa Career Pathways Expo

2024 Santa Rosa Career Pathways Expo hosted at the Tiger Point Community Center in Gulf Breeze from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. This event is free and open to the public with a focus on providing valuable insight to middle school students contemplating future career pathways and is timed to coincide with them planning their high school schedules.

02/23 – Basic CERT Training Course

Basic CERT Training Course hosted by Holley Navarre Fire Station from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Learn how to support yourself and your community before, during, and after a disaster! This is a free Community Emergency Response Team training course. Students must attend all six sessions and online registration is required.

02/28 – Snowbirds Gulf Breeze Zoo Tour

Snowbirds Gulf Breeze Zoo Tour hosted by The Santa Rosa County Tourist Development Office at 10 a.m. This is a special event for visiting snowbirds only. No full-time residents, please. You may only reserve a spot for yourself and 1 additional person.

02/29 – Leap Day at the Library

Leap Day at the Library hosted by the Gulf Breeze Library from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Leap into the Gulf Breeze Library for Leap Day games, activities, and crafts. It’s bound to be fun!

Last saturday of every month – Trash Bash with the Navarre Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Center

Located at the main Navarre Beach parking lot near Sand Crab Pavilion from 8 to 10 a.m. Help protect sea turtles and other imperiled species through a citizen science program that allows volunteers to take an active role in the war against marine debris. Volunteers collect trash from different areas along the 4.5 miles of Navarre Beach and record data that is forwarded to state and federal agencies. Meet in the main Navarre Beach Parking Lot near the Sand Crab Pavilion. A limited supplies of gloves, buckets and pickers are provided, or bring your own. For more information, visit www.navarrebeachseaturtles.org or call 850-684-3347.

Saturdays – Navarre Garden Club’s Green Thumb

The Green Thumb Nursery on Hwy 399 just west of Hwy 87 is open every Saturday from 10-2. The nursery offers a wide variety of trees, shrubs, annuals & perennials. You will also find houseplants, succulents, native plants, pollinator plants etc. Most plants are coming from members’ yards. Since they have been grown here, you know that they will thrive in your yard. The site also hosts the club’s craft sales shop. Various crafts and yard art, made by club members, are offered for sale. Visit display gardens and shop their nursery and crafts. Members are happy to offer information and advice to help you achieve the look you want in your garden. For more information, call 850-396-5494 or email geisele@mchsi.com.

Saturdays – Navarre Genealogy Study Group

The Navarre Genealogy Study Group meets every Saturday at 10:30 AM to 1:00 PM on Zoom for discussions on all topics related to genealogy research: from analyzing records to using DNA to identify ancestors. Everyone is welcome! For information on logging on, contact Kay at NavarreGenealogy@gmail.com or leave a message at 850-313-6477. (Note: This group has been meeting at the Family History Center at the LDS Church on Sea Lark Lane since 2012, and has recently shifted to meeting online.)


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