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Saenger Celebrates 90th Birthday With Classic Movie Screening April 11

The Grand Dame of Palafox turns 90 on April 2—a historic date for a historic and integral part of Downtown Pensacola. In celebration of the Saenger’s birthday, the 1952 classic movie musical, Singin’ in the Rain will be shown, sponsored by the Friends of the Saenger. The screening is Saturday, April 11 at 7 pm. Consider the admission of only $5 a birthday gift to the Saenger Theatre because proceeds from ticket sales will go to the Great Saenger Pipe Organ Campaign. Tickets are available at the Saenger Theatre Box Office. As with all of the classic movies at the Saenger, seating is general admission.

FPAN Director Receives 2015 Senator Bob Williams Award

Dr. Della Scott-Ireton, associate director of the Florida Public Archaeology Network, received the 2015 Senator Bob Williams Award on March 11, 2015 at the annual Florida Heritage Awards ceremony in Tallahassee for her contribution to exceptional historic preservation in Florida. Dr. Scott-Ireton has worked in Florida for the past 20 years, encouraging communities to value and preserve archaeological sites on land underwater and developing educational programs for divers. The 2015 Senator Bob Williams Award reflects the value of Dr. Scott-Ireton to both the local community and the archaeological community. For more information about FPAN visit

April Kicks Off Dog Bathe-Ins at the Pensacola Humane Society

The Pensacola Humane Society kicks off its 2015 Bathe-In season with the first event scheduled for Saturday, April 18. Bathe-Ins offer low-cost dog bathing, grooming, nail-clipping and flea dips during the warm weather season. Events are held the third Saturday of the month April through October from 9 am until 2 pm and, in addition to the April event, other Bathe-Ins are scheduled for May 16, June 20, July 18, Aug. 15, Sept. 19 and Oct. 17. Charges for baths and groomings are based on the dog’s weight. Groomings are done on a first-come, first-served basis. The Pensacola Humane Society is located at 5 North Q St. For more information visit

Grant Application Open For Foo Foo Fest 2015

One mega-grant up to $100,000 and additional grants up to $10,000 will be awarded to qualifying organizations by the Art, Culture and Entertainment, Inc. (ACE) marketing committee on the behalf of Foo Foo Festival. The funds are designed to help new and existing organizations create exceptional programming and content for the Foo Foo festival, held in Nov. 5-16 2015. Special consideration will be given to organizations whose goal supports increased tourism through their ideas, exhibits and performances. Notfor-profits and private collaborations with not-for-profits are encouraged to apply. Organizations interested in participating should download an application at and submit in person to the Birdwell Agency at 125 W. Romana, Suite 222 or by email to by 4 pm on Monday, April 13.

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Downtown Crowd April 2015  
Downtown Crowd April 2015