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August 26, 2016





Baby shower has military mission The March of Dimes will surprise 25 expectant military moms and dads with an educational baby shower from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. tomorrow, Aug. 26, at the Navarre Conference Center. Gift boxes will be distributed courtesy of the March of Dimes, Philips and other local sponsors. The event will include families represent area bases including NAS Pensacola, NAS Whiting Field, Eglin Air Force Base and Hurlburt Field. Pregnancy and newborn health information from the March of Dimes Mission: Healthy Baby program also will be available. Since 2009, the March of Dimes has showered nearly 500 military moms at various bases across the country. The program was designed to address the unique needs of military members who may be stationed far away from the support of family and friends, or who may be actively deployed while their partner is expecting a child at home. Military moms and dads can request Mission: Healthy Baby materials by sending their name and address to For more information, go to

Jazz event includes special honors

Where Are My Sisters (WAMS) is presenting an Inspired to Inspire Evening of Honors and Jazz at 4 p.m. Aug. 27 at the Mustin Beach Club at Naval Air Station Pensacola. “American Idol” finalist La Porsha Renae will be the keynote speaker and she is scheduled to perform. Other performers will include the local jazz band Groove Symphony and Alicia Waters. Ladies and organizations scheduled to be honored include Mamie Hixon, Rishy Studer, Sarah Banner and the Junior League of Pensacola. Tickets are $45, and a portion of the proceeds will benefit Favor House or Northwest Florida, a domestic violence center. For more information, contact Terri Marshall at 554-4942 or go to Where-Are-My-Sisters-119884781415419.

Mattress sale supports school’s band The band booster fundraising committee is presenting the second annual Mattress Fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 27 at West Florida High School, 2400 Longleaf Drive. The school cafeteria will be transformed into a showroom filled with namebrand mattresses available for up to 50 percent off retail prices. Look for signs and for the few lucky students who get to wear the “mattress suit” while promoting the sale to passersby. For more information, call Joli Jones at or go to

Small business workshops announced

The Florida Small Business Development Center at (FSBDC) at the University of West Florida (UWF) is presenting the following workshops: • “Lunch-N-Learn: Google Places for Business” is scheduled for noon to 1 p.m. Aug. 31 at Greater Pensacola Chamber, 117 West Garden St. Learn about mobile website design and how to get your business on the map with Google My Business. There is no fee for this workshop, but pre-registration is recommended as seating is limited. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own lunch. • “Building Financial Projections and Finding Funding Options” workshop 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 7 and Sept. 9 at 9999 University Parkway. A stepby-step approach to calculating your financial framework. The second day of the workshop asks you to consider exactly how you will fund your business. Fee is $60. Pre-registion required. To register, call 474-2528. For more information, go to and click on “training opportunities.”

Antique Appraisal Fair to be Sept. 3

Pensacola’s own “Antique Roadshow” is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 3 at Garth’s Auction House, 3930 Navy Blvd. The Pensacola Historic Preservation Society is sponsoring its 22nd annual Antique Appraisal Fair to support the Quina House Museum. Bring in items to be appraised by area antique dealers. Tickets are $5 per item and $3 for additional items. For more information, contact Beverly Stagg at 393-3091 or Gena Buchanan at 494-9802.

Commissary announces case lot sale The Pensacola Commissary, 5800 West Highway 98, plans to conduct a case lot sale. Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sept. 15, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 16 and 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 17. For more information, call 452-6880.

USS Lexington reunion in September

The annual reunion for the USS Lexington (CV 16) is scheduled for Sept. 12-15 in Pigeon Forge, Tenn. All past ship’s company, air wings, Marines and their families are welcome.

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POW/MIA luncheon announced The Pensacola Chapter Freedoms Foundation and the Pensacola Council Navy League will present the 18th annual POW/MIA Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Sept. 13 at the Pensacola Yacht Club. The guest speaker will be Dr. Jeffrey L. Moore, executive director of the Robert E. Mitchell Center for Prisoner of War Studies. He will speak about the history, mission and research for the POW studies at the center. Cost is $20 per person. If you would like to sponsor attendance for active-duty military and/or a table, mail a check to P.O. Box 17486, Pensacola, FL 32522-7486. For more information, call 436-8552. For more information, go to usslexington or contact Bob Dimonte by e-mail at or by phone at 492-3483.

NASP event to recognize ombudsmen

Ombudsman Appreciation Day is Sept. 14 and the NAS Pensacola Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) has planned a luncheon to recognize the spouses who volunteer their time in support of military families. The ombudsman appreciation luncheon is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 21 at Mustin Beach Club. Tickets are $14 at the door. Reservation deadline is Sept. 13. For more information or to make reservations, call Paul Maxwell at 452-5618.

Japanese celebration to be Sept. 10

The 2016 Bon Fest is scheduled for noon to 4 p.m. Sept. 10 at Booker T. Washington High School, 6000 College Parkway. The event will feature Japanese food, dancing, fun and activities. The Matsuriza Taiko Drummers from EPCOT Center are scheduled to perform. Admission is free. For more information, contact Kumiko Curtis at 452-9599 or 501-1705 (e-mail, or Hatsue Miki at 6024385 (e-mail,

Teens take the wheel at driving school Manheim Auto Auction, 6359 North W St., is offering the Tire Rack Street Survival Teen Driving School from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sept. 17. The class is open to licensed and permitted drivers ages 15 to 21. The cost is $75 per student and some insurance companies offer premium discounts to graduates. Forms, schedules and more information can be found online at

Job fair scheduled for Oct. 14 at NASP

The NASP Fleet and Family Service Center Transition Assistance Program Job Fair is scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 14 at the NASP Gateway Inn Conference Center, Bldg. 3249. The event is for active-duty, retirees, DoD and dependents. Bring your resume and talk to prospective employers. No registration required. For more information, call e-mail Lara Sabanosh or Debra Sampson at

Senior Games to include 23 events

A Family Enrichment Retreat is being offered Sept. 9-11 at Perdido Beach Resort in Orange Beach, Ala. The retreat is offered by the Chaplains Religious Enrichment Development Operation (CREDO) Southeast. The retreat can help families reconnect and strengthen relationships, improve communication, strengthen resiliency, set new goals and become more aware of feelings. Active-duty and members are eligible for retreats (including reservists in an active status). All expenses are paid, but participants are required to provide transportation to and from the event. Registration deadline is today, Aug. 26. For more information or to register, contact CREDO facilitator Tony Bradford by phone at 4522341 or by e-mail at

The City of Pensacola Parks and Recreation Department and Humana will present the 2016 Pensacola Senior Games Sept. 10-25. Athletes age 50 and older can compete in 23 events including archery, bocce, horse shoes, bowling, darts, track and field, tennis and swimming. The event is a qualifier for the 25th annual Florida Senior Games to be held Dec. 3-11 in Clearwater. This is also a qualifying year for the 2017 National Senior Games in Birmingham, Ala. A closing ceremony will be held at the Bayview Senior Center from 4 to 6 p.m. Sept. 25. Participants can register at the Bayview Senior Center, 2000 East Lloyd St. The cost is $10 for the first event. Each additional event costs $1. There are additional fees for golf, bowling and cycling. Volunteers are also needed to help make the Pensacola Senior Games a success. For more information about participating or volunteering, call Cheryl Fox at 912-4109 or go to

Golf tournament linked to Navy Ball

Suicide intervention training available

The Pensacola Area Navy Ball Committee has scheduled a golf tournament for Sept. 9 at A.C. Read Golf Course aboard Naval Air Station Pensacola (NASP). Shotgun start is scheduled for noon. Cost is $200 for a team of four or $50 per person. Entry is open to active-duty and retired military as well as DoD and civilian. Sign up at A.C. Read Golf Pro Shop. The deadline is 2 p.m. Sept. 2. For more information on the tournament, e-mail or call 452-7008. The 2016 Pensacola Area Navy Ball is scheduled for Oct. 15 at the National Naval Aviation Museum. For more information on the ball, go to

An Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) Workshop is scheduled for 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 28-29 at the J.B. McKamey Center, Bldg. 634, NAS Pensacola. The workshop is for anyone who wants to feel more competent in helping to prevent the immediate risk of suicide. It is open to active-duty, DoD and civilian employees. Registration deadline is Sept. 22. Participation in the full two days is required. For more information, call 452-2341, ext. 5, or email CREDO facilitator Tony Bradford at

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Get muddy during run in Gulfport

Naval Construction Battalion Center Gulfport in Mississippi has scheduled the Seabee Mud Run 2016 for Sept. 10. Check-in begins at 5:30 a.m. and the race begins in heats at 7.a.m. The course is five miles of mud, water, dry obstacles, hills and more mud. There is also a family run that is about 1.5 miles. To register, go to https://register.chronotrack. com/r/19557. Same day registrations will not be available, so sign up early. The run will happen rain or shine and is open to the public. All non-DoD ID card holders must enter through Broad Avenue gate and are subject to search by military working dogs. Bring identification (driver’s license, passport, etc.), valid proof of vehicle insurance and valid vehicle registration for base entry.

Navy League plans to honor spouses The Pensacola Council of the Navy League has scheduled a Spouse Appreciation Luncheon from 11:30 to 1 p.m. Sept. 15 at New World Landing. Active-duty spouses from military commands in the Pensacola area will be honored their outstanding support of their command and it’s mission. Rebecca Bernacchi, spouse of the commanding officer of the Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, will be the guest speaker. Tickets will be available at the door. For reservations and/or additional information contact the Pensacola Navy League at 436-8552, (, or Ron Zimmerman at 712-6582 (

German squadron plans Oktoberfest The 2nd German Air Force Training Squadron stationed at Naval Air Station Pensacola will present its annual Oktoberfest Oct. 21 at Mustin Beach Club. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the festival begins at 6 p.m. Dinner will be served at 7 p.m. Tickets cost $45 and include a German beer stein to take home and a Bavarian meal. A Bavarian band is scheduled to perform. Admission is by advance ticket sale only, and tickets will go on sale Sept. 6 at the squadron’s office on the first floor of the southwest corner of Bldg. 1853. Non DoD guests need to provide their full name and DoB 30 days prior to event. For more information, call 452-2693.

Bowden to speak at chamber meeting

The Greater Pensacola Chamber will welcome former Florida State University (FSU) football coach Bobby Bowden as keynote speaker for its 126th annual meeting from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 14 at Skopelos at New World, 600 S. Palafox St. Door will open at 11 a.m. Bowden will speak about leading successful organizations and life after football. Bowden, who guided FSU to two national championships during his 34-year tenure, is also a NewYorkTimes best selling author with his book, “Called To Coach.” The event will also include the announcement of the 2016-2017 board of directors and awards and recognitions. Admission is $65 for individual members, $75 for individual non-members and $550 for a table of 10. Purchase tickets online at

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Gosport - August 26, 2016  

Weekly newspaper for Naval Air Station Pensacola

Gosport - August 26, 2016  

Weekly newspaper for Naval Air Station Pensacola