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Dateline Downtown IHMC Evening Lecture Series Presents Nutrigenomics, Epigenetics, and Stress Tolerance: A New Heuristic for Lifestyle Strategy April 8 Join the Institute for Human and Machine Cognition for the latest edition of its evening lecture series on the second Thursday of each month. On April 8 Rhonda Perciavalle Patrick, Ph.D. assistant scientist at Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute, will speak on the topic Nutrigenomics, Epigenetics, and Stress Tolerance: A New Heuristic for Lifestyle Strategy. The talk is free but reservations are recommended. Doors open at 5:30 pm and the lecture begins at 6 pm. The IHMC is located at 40 S. Alcaniz St. For reservations call 202.4462. 16th Annual Kids Fishing Clinic April 11 Come to Plaza de Luna Park April 11 from 9 am to noon for the 16th Annual Kids Fishing Clinic. All children between ages 4 and 14 are welcome (must be accompanied by an adult). Participants who complete Saturday’s clinic will receive a free t-shirt, rod and reel, tackle box and bucket, while supplies last. There is no charge for the event and food and drinks will be available for attendees. The children will visit stations and learn how to tie knots, cast a rod and reel, handle fish, and how not to pollute the water. The older kids will also get the opportunity to learn some tips on fly fishing and cast net throwing. After going to each station the children will get their rods and reels and go fishing. Bait will be provided. For more information call 384.7512. PlayPensacola Touch a Truck Event at the Maritime Park April 18 At PlayPensacola’s Touch a Truck event, children of all ages get to be behind the wheel and rub elbows with their hometown heroes at the Community Maritime Park April 18 from 10 am to 2 pm! Climb on and explore fire engines, police cars and construction trucks. Learn about and explore public safety equipment like rescue helicopters, ambulances, and more. You can also help Cram the Van with Summer Camp supplies (balls, markers, construction paper, board games) and enjoy raffles, games, a DJ, mascots and costumed characters, plus learn all about PlayPensacola Summer Camps and more excitement throughout the day!

Earth Day Festival in Bayview Park April 18 Join the celebration of the 45th Anniversary of Earth Day! This year will be one of the most exciting years in environmental history; the year in which economic growth and sustainability join hands. The annual Earth Day Pensacola festival draws thousands to our region to celebrate green technology, and to promote green lifestyles. The Earth Day Pensacola 2015 celebration will be held at Bayview Park (2001 East Lloyd Street) on April 18. Earth Day Pensacola is an annual event where the people of Northwest Florida get together to celebrate the Earth in a fun, family friendly atmosphere. There will be live music, a sustainable art show, food vendors, an expanded children’s area and many different information booths on how members of the Pensacola community can live more sustainably. There will be stations for free recycling of old cell phones, mp3 players, automotive and marine batteries, or any other electronic devices. The public is invited to be a part of Earth Day and help write many more victories and successes into Earth Day history. Participants can discover energy they didn’t even know they had, and channel it into building a clean, healthy, diverse world for generations to come. For more information visit earthdaypensacola.org. Cooking with Chef Irv April 25 Enjoy a Cooking Demonstration and Wine Pairing at Jackson’s Steakhouse with Chef Irv Miller. For the April 25 demonstration Chef Irv will present “Simple & Southern.” Tickets are $45 and there will be two seatings at 5 pm - 6:30 pm and 7:30 pm - 9 pm. For reservations call 217.2347.

Mint Jubilee Party at the Barkley House April 30 Ladies and gentlemen, it’s time for the Gulf Coast Diplomacy Council’s spring celebration, a prederby party celebrating citizen diplomacy and the 75th anniversary of the U.S. Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program! Join the Mint Jubilee Party at the Barkley House April 30 from 6-9 pm. There will be international visitors joining as guests mingle and enjoy dinner to the sounds of live bluegrass. Dress for the theme, because the party will also include celebrating with a hat contest for the ladies and a prize for the “gent most ready for the races.” RSVP by April 23 to Jena Melancon at 595.0817 or jena@ gulfcoastdiplomacy.org. Blues Angel Music Blues on the Bay Concert Series 2015 Lineup The Community Maritime Park Associates, Blues Angel Music, and the City of Pensacola Parks and Recreation Department are excited to announce the 2015 Blues Angel Music Blues on the Bay Summer Concert Series Lineup. May 3: Modern Eldorados May 10: Reunion Band May 31: Still Standing, Elton John Tribute June 14: Crowned Jewelz June 28: Big Muddy and the King Sized Boogie Men July 5: Knee Deep Band July 19: Downbeat Jazz Orchestra August 2: John Hart Project August 16: Not Quite Fab….50th Anniversary Shea Stadium Concert

March for Babies Walk April 25 Get ready to walk at the March of Dimes March for Babies at the Community Maritime Park April 25 from 98 to 10 am. The event promises to be a fun day out with people who share a passion for improving the health of babies. There’ll be family teams, company teams and people walking with friends – it’s a great feeling knowing we’re all helping real families. Join the event and walk to raise money for babies right here in our community! There is no fee to participate but donations are encouraged. Register at pensacolacommunitymaritimepark.com.

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