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August 18, 2017   9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Eastern Time
 GOLF
REGISTRATION REQUIRED to participate in Golf from 9:00 am - 11:00 am at Jacksonville Beach Golf Club. Email at adaptivesports@brooksrehab.org to
register. This event occurs on Fridays.


Event Organizer
Brooks Rehabilitation Adaptive Sports - Jacksonville Beach

Event Contact Information:
Jacksonville Beach Golf Club
605 Penman Rd. S
Jacksonville Beach FL 32250

adaptivesports@brooksrehab.org

August 18, 2017   10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Central Time
 Tai Chi-Community Group
Vickrey Resource Center has non-instructor classes Monday and Friday. Release some stress in this non-impact techniques (breathing, movement, awareness exercises and meditation). Cost is FREE. Ages: 18+.

Event Organizer
Vickrey Resource Center

Event Contact Information:
Vickrey Resource Center
2130 Summit Blvd.
Pensacola FL
850-912-4056

August 18, 2017   10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Eastern Time
 The Good Dinosaur
Talking Books Presents a Closed Caption Movie Presentation in the Jacksonville Public Library at the Main Library Hicks Auditorium (303 Laura Street N. - Talking Books / Special Needs Library. This is a free movie. Reserve parking for support organizations arriving by bus and other accompanying transportation. The Downtown Ambassadors, library staff & library security will assist getting moviegoers from their buses and into the auditorium. No food or drinks allowed in the auditorium. Bring a sweater or a jacket; as it can get a little chilly.

Event Organizer
The Jacksonville Public Library

Event Contact Information:
303 Laura Street N.
Talking Books / Special Needs Library
Jacksonville FL 32202
904-630-2985
jaxtbl-coea.blogspot.com/

Event Coordinator
Chris Eaton
ceaton@coj.net

August 18, 2017   11:30 AM - 5:00 PM Eastern Time
 Retreat for Families who have a child with epilepsy
Retreat will be held August 18-20.

Deliver the Dream provides structured, therapeutic, fun activities for families experiencing a serious illness or crisis (space is limited to 15 families) on a three-day, two-night retreat weekend experience. Each retreat is geared towards a specific illness/crisis such as autism, spina bifida, death of a loved one, Down syndrome or cancer. There is no charge for families to attend. Families are normally referred by a network of not-for-profit and healthcare organizations throughout the state of Florida. Families can also be self-referred.

On these retreats, families will participate in assorted recreational indoor and outdoor activities, discussion groups, interactive games, creative workshops, team building exercises, and more!


Event Organizer
Deliver the Dream

Event Contact Information:
Florida FFA Leadership Training Center
5000 Firetower Rd
Haines City FL 33844
954-564-3512
www.deliverthedream.org/familyretreats.html
contact@deliverthedream.org

August 18, 2017   2:30 PM - 5:00 PM Eastern Time
 Boccia Tournament
On Saturdays from 2:30 pm to 5:00 pm, Brooks Family YMCA hosts a Boccia Ball tournament. MUST REGISTER to participate. Email your request to register for this activity at this email address: adaptivesports@brooksrehab.org

Event Organizer
Brooks Rehabilitation Adaptive Sports & Recreation - Jacksonville

Event Contact Information:
Brooks Family YMCA
10423 Centurion Parkway N
Jacksonville FL 32256

adaptivesports@brooksrehab.org

August 18, 2017   5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Eastern Time
 BOWLING on FRIDAY
Family & friends are welcome! All individuals with a physical or visual impairment are encouraged to participate. REGISTRATION REQUIRED to participate. Email a request to participate to Chelsea.Hall@brooksrehab.org
Begins on Fridays from 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm at Ormond Lanes in Ormond Beach.


Event Organizer
Brooks Rehabilitation Adaptive Sports & Recreation - Daytona Beach

Event Contact Information:
Ormond Lanes Bowling
260 N. US Highway 1
Ormond Beach FL 32174
386-871-3024

Event Coordinator
Chelsea Hall
Chelsea.Hall@brooksrehab.org

August 18, 2017   5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Eastern Time
 BOWLING
Family & Friends Welcome every Friday from 5:30 - 7:30 pm at Bowl America.
MUST REGISTER via email below to participate.


Event Organizer
Brooks Rehabilitation Adaptive Sports & Recreation - Jacksonville

Event Contact Information:
Bowl America
11141 Beach Blvd.
Jacksonville FL 32246

adaptivesports@brooksrehab.org

August 18, 2017   6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Central Time
 Open Gym Basketball - Ages 14+
Day: Fridays
Time: 6-8pm
Ages: 14+
Cost: $1


Event Organizer
Woodland Heights Resource Center

Event Contact Information:
Woodland Heights Resource Center
111 Berkley Drive
Pensacola FL
850-435-1751

August 19, 2017   8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Central Time
 Alzheimer Awareness Fair
Join us for Jenny Craig's 1st Annual Alzheimer Awareness Fair. Enjoy activities and refreshments! Jenny Craig will be sampling our new menu items. Dress to impress from the decade you were born in to enter to win a prize. We will have sponsors that will be talking about preventive information, Statistics and home care information. We will have fun games, Henna, airbrush, and Glitter temporary tattoos. Classic vinyl music and face painting. This event will be fun for the whole family to enjoy. Register for our Jenny Craig walk at http://act.alz.org.

Event Organizer
Jenny Craig

Event Contact Information:
Jenny Craig
1765 East 9 Mile Rd, Suite 9
Pensacola FL 32514


August 19, 2017   9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Central Time
 The Miracle League of Pensacola Registration!
FALL REGISTRATION IS FOR NEW PLAYERS ONLY-PLAYERS WHO REGISTERED IN THE SPRING DO NOT NEED TO REGISTER AGAIN!

The Miracle League provides physically and mentally challenged children a safe and spirited program in which they can hit, run, and catch on a baseball field. The Miracle League of Pensacola is a place where every player plays, every player hits, every player gets on base, every player scores, and every player wins – every inning. Players who need help with hitting, catching, and throwing the ball are paired with a “buddy” who helps out.

PLAYERS Registration fee is $40 for players ages 4-11, $45 for players ages 12-18 and $50 for players 19 and up. VOLUNTEERS (Buddies) are required to read and follow the Buddy Responsibilities while at our facility.

http://miracleleaguepensacola.net-at-hand.com/registration--forms


Event Contact Information:
Mitchell Homes Miracle League Park
555 E. Nine Mile Rd (Corner of 9 Mile and Airway)
Pensacola FL

miracleleaguepensacola.net-at-hand.com/registration--forms

August 19, 2017   9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Central Time
 Understanding the IEP Process
The goal of this workshop is to educate families on the many steps of the Individualized Education Program (IEP) process for students with disabilities. This workshop will provide comprehensive information and insightful guidance that serves to empower parents to be a more effective advocate for their student; and be an informed, contributing team member in school meetings. Topics include the 10 steps of the IEP process, an overview of the Individuals with Disabilities Education and Improvement Act of 2004 (IDEA), parent and students' rights, FAQs, helpful tips, and a Q&A session. Free breakfast and childcare provided! (limited space available). Tickets available at www.eventbrite.com.

For more information, contact Amy Scott Lorton of myIEPadvocate@gmail.com or visit https://www.myIEPadvocate.com/


Event Organizer
Emerald Coast Exceptional Families and myiepadvocate.com

Event Contact Information:
St. Sylvester Church
6464 Gulf Breeze Pkwy
Gulf Breeze FL 32563

https://www.myIEPadvocate.com/

Event Coordinator
Amy Scott Lorton
myIEPadvocate@gmail.com

August 19, 2017   10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Eastern Time
 Free TOUR Day at Mission San Luis
Be a Tallahassee T.O.U.R. Guide! T.O.U.R. means Tourism is Our Unlimited Resource. If you spread the word about all the things to see and do in Tallahassee, it means a lot to our local economy. To get your tour guide “training” come to Mission San Luis on August 19 and you’ll get in free!

Practice archery, try out an atlatl spear thrower, do some kids' crafts, and enjoy visiting 1703!

We are also having a SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE. Help students get ready for school with donations of NEW items such as: Backpacks, Composition books,
Erasers, Facial tissues, Folders (pocket & prong), Glue sticks, Hand sanitizer, Highlighters, Pencil boxes, Ring binders (2” & 3”), Rulers. Contributions by check.


Event Organizer
Mission San Luis

Event Contact Information:
Mission San Luis
2100 W. Tennessee St
Tallahassee FL 32304


August 19, 2017   5:00 PM - 9:00 PM Eastern Time
 The Pyramid Players Presents: Game of Fortune
The Pyramid Players presents the musical production of Game of Fortune! Enjoy an evening of fun featuring a silent auction at 5 p.m. and a musical performance by The Electric People at 6:15 pm before the curtain rises at 7:00 p.m.

Tickets are only $10.00!


Event Organizer
Pyramid Studios

Event Contact Information:
The Moon
1105 E Lafayette Street
Tallahassee FL
850-513-1730
pyramidinc.org

Event Coordinator
Lana Smith
lsmith@pyramidinc.org
Flyer
August 19, 2017   7:00 PM - 10:00 PM Eastern Time
 Sundown Summer Concert Series at Cascades Park
Tallahassee Downtown is pleased to announce the 2017 Sundown Summer Concert Series at Cascades Park. The event is a series of four FREE public concerts held throughout the summer on every third Saturday from 7-10pm. We have a fantastic lineup of local and regional performers covering a diverse range of music from Funk and Blues to Reggae and Americana.

There will be a Fun4Tally Kids Zone with tons of family friendly activities, local food and crafts vendors, as well as all the amazing amenities that Cascades Park has to offer including miles of trails, Discovery playground, and the Imagination Fountain.

May 20th: FUTUREBIRDS w/ The New 76ers
June 17th: Humming House w/ Two Foot Level
July 15th: Col. Bruce Hampton and The Madrid Express w/ The Midtowners
August 19th: Roosevelt Collier w/ JB's ZydecoZoo

If you are interested in becoming a vendor, please contact the event coordinator, Elias Mathes, at Elias.TallahasseeDowntown@gmail.com


Event Organizer
Tallahassee Downtown and Grove Events and Media Consulting

Event Contact Information:
Cascades Park
Tallahassee FL


Event Coordinator
Elias Mathes
Elias.TallahasseeDowntown@gmail.com

August 20, 2017   1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Eastern Time
 Bowling Fundraiser
BOWLING FUNdRaiser - Sponsor a TEAM for $125 (includes 5 bowlers & Lunch Buffet) OR Bowl as an Individual for $25 (Includes Bowling & Lunch Buffet).
In addition to Bowling Money Raised 10% of ALL Food & Beverage SALES will be donated back to Special Olympics!!! There will also be Raffles to Raise Additional Money for Special Olympics during the EVENT !!!
For more information, or to sign-up your team, contact Denise Breneman at (386) 631-4405 or Lorri Goodwin (386) 682-0467


Event Organizer
Special Olympics Florida

Event Contact Information:
Sunshine Bowling Center
595 East International Speedway Blvdd.
DeLand FL 32724
386-631-4405
www.sunshinebowling.com

Event Coordinator
Denise Breneman

August 20, 2017   6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Central Time
 Blues Angel Music's Blues on The Bay
Mark your calendars for another great season of the Blues Angel Music Blues on the Bay FREE Summer Concert Series at Community Maritime Park! We have some favorite bands returning and really fun new shows added this year! Check it out! Lawn chairs welcome. No pets or glass please. Scheduled band for Aug 20th: Not Quite Fab.

Event Contact Information:
Community Maritime Park
Hunter Amphitheater - South Devilliers Street
Pensacola FL

pensacolacommunitymaritimepark.com

August 21, 2017   12:00 PM - 3:00 PM Central Time
 Open Swim Sessions for Children with Special Needs
The Art of Emerald Coast will host open swim sessions for children with special needs at the Aquatic and Early Intervention Center on Mondays and Wednesdays from 12pm-3pm during the month of August. The cost is $6.00 per child.

To RSVP a session or for questions you may contact Roberta Sykes at 478-397-8177 or rsykes@horizonsfwb.com.


Event Organizer
The Arc of Emerald Coast

Event Contact Information:
Aquatic & Early Intervention Center
343 NW Holmes Blvd.
Fort Walton Beach FL 32548
478-397-8177

Event Coordinator
Roberta Sykes
rsykes@horizonsfwb.com

August 21, 2017   12:15 PM - 1:00 PM Central Time
 Tai Chi-Community Group
Vickrey Resource Center has non-instructor classes Monday and Friday. Release some stress in this non-impact techniques (breathing, movement, awareness exercises and meditation). Cost is FREE. Ages: 18+.

Event Organizer
Vickrey Resource Center

Event Contact Information:
Vickrey Resource Center
2130 Summit Blvd.
Pensacola FL
850-912-4056

August 21, 2017   1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Eastern Time
 Solar Eclipse Viewing
Join us on Monday, August 21 for the viewing of the historic solar eclipse.

This celestial event is a solar eclipse in which the moon passes between the sun and Earth and blocks all or part of the sun for up to about three hours (1pm - 4pm), from beginning to end, as viewed from a given location.

In addition to the eclipse viewing, there will be educational activities and a planetarium show about the eclipse playing at 1pm, 2pm, and 3pm. All solar eclipse activities and planetarium shows are provided free of charge by the Challenger Learning Center of Tallahassee and the Tallahassee Astronomical Society.


Event Organizer
Challenger Learning Center of Tallahassee

Event Contact Information:
Challenger Learning Center of Tallahassee
200 S. Duval Street
Tallahassee FL 32301


August 21, 2017   3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Central Time
 Cobb Resource Center's Afer School S.T.E.A.M Program
S.T.E.A.M focuses on science, technology, engineering, arts and math. Kids will do a daily project while learning to work together, introduce ideas and laugh along the way. Ages: 5-12.

Event Organizer
Cobb Resource Center

Event Contact Information:
Cobb Resource Center
601 East Mallory Street
Pensacola FL
850-436-5192

August 21, 2017   4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Eastern Time
 BROOKS Rehabilitation Adaptive Sports & Recreation - Jacksonville
Enhancing Lives Through Sports & Recreation! Newcomers welcomed to all of our events. Our activities are open to any individual living with a physical or visual impairment. We offer limited transportation to and from our events. For details to schedule a ride, call 904 345-7314, or email : adaptivesports@brooksrehab.org

REGISTRATION REQUIRED - GAME Night on Monday Nights.


Event Organizer
BROOKS Rehabilitation

Event Contact Information:
Brooks Rehabilitation Hospital, 1st Floor Rec Therapy Gym
3599 University Blvd. S.
Jacksonville FL 32216

adaptivesports@brooksrehab.org

August 21, 2017   4:00 PM - 8:00 PM Eastern Time
 Monday Night Family Sk8 Mania at Skate World
When: Monday, August 21, 4-8pm

Location: 2563 Capital Cir, NE, Tallahassee, FL

Cost: $2 skate admission, $2 skate rental


Event Organizer
Skate World

Event Contact Information:
Skate World
2563 Capital Cir, N.E.
Tallahassee FL
850-386-4807
www.skateworld1.com

August 21, 2017   5:45 PM - : Central Time
 Zumba with Janette
Bring water, towel and get ready to sweat! Beginners welcome! Days: Monday, Wednesday; Time: 5:45; Cost: $5 drop in rate. No membership, no commitment, no sign up fees. For more information call Janette at 850-324-5858 or visit Janettesrhythmandfitness.com.

Event Contact Information:
East Pensacola Heights Clubhouse
3205 E. Gonzalez Street
Pensacola FL
850-912-4056

August 21, 2017   6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Central Time
 An Evening of Free Skating with the Local Community
Starting June 20th, Monday evenings, bring your board out and skate with friends of Walton Sk8s at the site of our future public skate park. All ages and skill levels welcome. Trick tips & pickup S-K-A-T-E games for anyone interested. No admission. All donations go towards our skate park.

Event Organizer
The Walton Skate Society

Event Contact Information:
Helen McCall Park
325 Moll Drive off Hwy 98
Santa Rosa Beach FL


August 21, 2017   6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Central Time
 Free 6 Week Training Course - Panama City
A career in construction is waiting for you, and this FREE 6-week course may earn you that job! It's just one evening a week - Mondays, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., beginning Aug. 21 and ending on Oct. 2. Classes are held at the Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church. Want to reserve your spot? Register by calling 850-215-5540 or TEXT job4me to 81010. Do it today!

Event Contact Information:
Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church
215 N. M.L.King Jr. Blvd.
Panama City FL
850-785-1072

August 22, 2017   9:00 AM - 11:30 AM Central Time
 Sacred Heart free Health Screenings for August
During August 2017, Sacred Heart Health System will provide health screenings at locations in Pensacola, Cantonment and Navarre. Heart-health screenings will measure blood pressure, blood sugar and total cholesterol, and can detect anemia. The screenings are helpful in diagnosing conditions that put people at high risk for heart attack, stroke, diabetes and other health problems. Osteoporosis screenings measure bone density.

• Aug. 22 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at Betty Pullum YMCA, 2379 Pawnee Dr., Navarre. Osteoporosis screenings.

For more information about Sacred Heart's "Mission in Motion" community-health screenings, please call 850-416-7826.


Event Organizer
Sacred Heart Health System

Event Contact Information:
Betty Pullum YMCA
2379 Pawnee Drive
Navarre FL
850-416-7826

August 22, 2017   10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Eastern Time
 APD Orientation/Home & Community Based Services Waiver
APD Orientation/Home & Community-Based Services Waiver
Informational session on services and how to access them.


Event Organizer
Holz Center

Event Contact Information:
125 E Nasa Blvd
Melbourne FL 32901
321-265-4429

Event Coordinator
Silvia Hierro
silviah@holzfoundation.org

August 22, 2017   11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Eastern Time
 Adaptive Yoga Ambulatory Class
MUST REGISTER for the ADAPTVE YOGA Ambulatory Class by emailing adaptivesports@brooksrehab.org

This class is on Tuesdays.


Event Organizer
Brooks Rehabilitation

Event Contact Information:
Arlington Family YMCA Wellness Center
10131 Atlantic Blvd.
Jacksonville FL 32225

adaptivesports@brooksrehab.org

August 22, 2017   12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Eastern Time
 Adaptive Yoga Wheelchair Users' Class
MUST REGISTER for this class by sending an email to: adaptivesports@brooksrehab.org. This class is held on Mondays.

Event Organizer
BROOKS Rehabilitatiion - Jacksonville / Adaptive Sports & Recreation

Event Contact Information:
Arlington Family bYMCA Wellness Center
10131 Atlantic Blvd.
Jacksonville FL 32225

adaptivesports@brooksrehab.org

August 22, 2017   3:00 PM - 7:00 PM Central Time
 Justice On the Block
FREE legal advice to income eligible individuals who cannot afford private counsel. Services are provided on a first come-first served basis with limited availability.

Attendees should bring with them all documentation and paperwork regarding the issues in question. FREE on-site childcare. Refreshments provided.


Event Organizer
Pathways for Change

Event Contact Information:
Pathways for Change
2050 W. Blount Street
Pensacola FL 32501

info@pathwaysforchange.org

August 22, 2017   5:00 PM - 8:00 PM Eastern Time
 Kids Choice at Wakulla One Stop Gym
A structured and organized activities program for Wakulla youth presented by WCSO. Through KIDS Choice, WCSO Deputies are able to interact with their community's youth in 3-Easy-Steps:

1. Discussing a wide variety of topics with youth including: How to avoid illegal narcotics use, bullying, gang violence, conflict resolution and more

2. Actively participating with youth during ‘Open Gym Basketball’ (A KIDS Choice favorite)

3. Becoming an onsite mentor to youth through one-on-one conversation; homework assistance; and by offering youth an ear to listen when it seems no one else will.


Event Contact Information:
Wakulla One Stop Gym
318 Shadeville Hwy
Crawfordville FL 32327
(850) 745-6042
www.wakullaonestopcommunitycenter.com

August 22, 2017   6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Eastern Time
 FUELING your SPORT Lecture
REGISTRATION REQUIRED. This class is available on Tuesday evenings from 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm. For additional information please send an email to adaptivesports@brooksrehab.org

Event Organizer
BROOKS Rehabilitation Adaptive Sports & Recreation - Jacksonville

Event Contact Information:
Brooks YMCA, 2nd floor classroom
10423 Centurion Parkway N.
Jacksonville FL 32256

adaptivesports@brooksrehab.org

August 22, 2017   8:00 PM - 10:00 PM Eastern Time
 Wheelchair Rugby Practice with the Brooks Bandits
No registration needed for this event on Tuesday Nights.

Event Organizer
Brooks Rehabilitation Adaptive Sports & Recreation - Jacksonville

Event Contact Information:
Brooks Family YMCA
10423 Centurion Parkway N.
Jacksonville FL 32256

adaptivesports@brooksrehab.org

August 23, 2017   9:00 AM - 11:30 AM Central Time
 Sacred Heart free Health Screenings for August
During August 2017, Sacred Heart Health System will provide health screenings at locations in Pensacola, Cantonment and Navarre. Heart-health screenings will measure blood pressure, blood sugar and total cholesterol, and can detect anemia. The screenings are helpful in diagnosing conditions that put people at high risk for heart attack, stroke, diabetes and other health problems. Osteoporosis screenings measure bone density.

• Aug. 24 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at Victory Assembly of God, 1895 Victory Rd., Cantonment. Heart-health screenings.

For more information about Sacred Heart's "Mission in Motion" community-health screenings, please call 850-416-7826.


Event Organizer
Sacred Heart Health System

Event Contact Information:
Victory Assembly of God
1895 Victory Rd
Cantonment FL
850-416-7826

August 23, 2017   10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Central Time
 Youth Summer Employment Training Program
Jobs4U, Inc. is having a FREE 7 week Youth Summer Program geared towards Employment Training for those in Okaloosa County! What are the requirements? 15-21 Years old, be an individual with a disability, NOT a Vocational Rehabilitation Consumer. You will learn Career Exploration, Work Readiness, Work Experience, & Self Advocacy all while having fun!

Dates are as follows: May 1st-June 16th, Mondays & Wednesdays 10am-1:30pm OR 2:30pm-6pm; May 2nd-June 15th, Tuesdays & Thursdays 10am-1:30pm OR 2:30pm-6pm; July 10th-Aug 23rd, Mondays & Wednesdays 10am-1:30pm OR 2:30pm- 6pm. July 11th-Aug 24th, Tuesdays & Thursdays 10am-1:30pm OR 2:30pm- 6pm. Sign up today, spots are limited!


Event Organizer
Jobs4U, Inc.

Event Contact Information:
Jobs4U, Inc.
420 Green Acres, Suite 1
Fort Walton Beach FL 32547
850-226-1994
jobs4uinflorida@gmail.com

August 23, 2017   12:00 PM - 3:00 PM Central Time
 Open Swim Sessions for Children with Special Needs
The Art of Emerald Coast will host open swim sessions for children with special needs at the Aquatic and Early Intervention Center on Mondays and Wednesdays from 12pm-3pm during the month of August. The cost is $6.00 per child.

To RSVP a session or for questions you may contact Roberta Sykes at 478-397-8177 or rsykes@horizonsfwb.com.


Event Organizer
The Arc of Emerald Coast

Event Contact Information:
Aquatic & Early Intervention Center
343 NW Holmes Blvd.
Fort Walton Beach FL 32548
478-397-8177

Event Coordinator
Roberta Sykes
rsykes@horizonsfwb.com

August 23, 2017   5:45 PM - : Central Time
 Zumba with Janette
Bring water, towel and get ready to sweat! Beginners welcome! Days: Monday, Wednesday; Time: 5:45; Cost: $5 drop in rate. No membership, no commitment, no sign up fees. For more information call Janette at 850-324-5858 or visit Janettesrhythmandfitness.com.

Event Contact Information:
East Pensacola Heights Clubhouse
3205 E. Gonzalez Street
Pensacola FL
850-912-4056

August 23, 2017   9:00 PM - 9:15 PM Central Time
 Okaloosa Island Fireworks
Celebrate summer with the2017 Okaloosa Island Fireworks every Wednesday at 9pm! Grab a beach chair in front of the Okaloosa Island Pier or a seat at The Boardwalk for a stellar view of the show. Fireworks start at 9pm sharp, so be on time or miss the lights!

Learn more and enter to win a 3-day, 2-night stay with @ResortQuest here: https://www.theboardwalkoi.com/fireworks. Be sure to tag us in your photos #2017OkaloosaIslandFireworks.


Event Organizer
The Boardwalk

Event Contact Information:
The Boardwalk
1450 Miracle Strip Pkwy SE
Fort Walton Beach FL 32548


August 24, 2017   2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Central Time
 Yes! Yoga Program - Healthy Lifestyle for Epilepsy
The Epilepsy Foundation of Florida is sponsoring a no cost yoga program for friends, family and supporters of Epilepsy and other Neurological disorders. Sessions will be offered every Tuesday and Thursday from 2:30-3:30 pm, June 15 thru November 30th.

Questions contact Michelle or the Pensacola Office at 850-433-1395.


Event Organizer
The Epilepsy Foundation of Florida

Event Contact Information:
URU Yoga
2400 Executive Plaza Road
Pensacola FL 32504
850-433-1395

Event Coordinator
Michelle

August 24, 2017   5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Central Time
 The Art of Tailgating
Join us for a tailgating kick-off you do NOT want to miss! Come sample some of the best tailgate inspired cuisine and beverages around and vote for your favorite between Al's Beach Club & Burger Bar, Black Pearl Island Grill, Floyd's Shrimp House, Rockin Tacos Grill & Tequila Bar and The Crab Trap.

Tickets are $40 for MKAF members and $50 for non-members. Proceeds benefit Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation Community Outreach. Programming has benefitted over 300,000 Okaloosa and Walton County K-12 students, agencies that assist adults and children with special needs and most recently our new warrior arts programs that assist wounded warrior and soldiers suffering from PTSD.


Event Organizer
Al's Beach Club & Burger Bar and 7 others

Event Contact Information:
Al's Beach Club & Burger Bar
1450 Miracle Strip Pkwy
Fort Walton Beach FL 32548

www.mattiekellyartsfoundation.org

August 24, 2017   6:00 PM - 8:30 PM Central Time
 Hats and Heels Senior Prom
Join us for a night of Music, Dancing and Prizes. September 14th, 6 pm-8:30 pm. Heavy Hors D'Oeuvers and there's no cost! RSVP by August 31st. Call 850-436-5188. Hope to see you there and Wear Your Sunday Best!

Event Organizer
Bayview Senior Center

Event Contact Information:
Bayview Senior Center
2000 E. Lloyd Street
Pensacola FL 32503
850-436-5188

August 24, 2017   6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Eastern Time
 Family Law Informational Clinic
An informational clinic that discusses the divorce filing process and the handling of issues related to children and property.

This is a great opportunity to meet with employees of the Leon County Clerk’s Office, a private lawyer, and a family law mediator about filing for divorce on your own. You will have the opportunity to ask questions about the process, review forms, and learn about the law that governs these cases.

No appointment is necessary and there is no fee. Contact John at john@lsnf.org for more details.


Event Organizer
Legal Services of North Florida, Inc.

Event Contact Information:
The Leon County Courthouse Annex, Courtroom 1
1920 Thomasville Road
Tallahassee FL 32303

lsnf.org

Event Coordinator
John
john@lsnf.org

August 25, 2017   6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Central Time
 Open Gym Basketball - Ages 14+
Day: Fridays
Time: 6-8pm
Ages: 14+
Cost: $1


Event Organizer
Woodland Heights Resource Center

Event Contact Information:
Woodland Heights Resource Center
111 Berkley Drive
Pensacola FL
850-435-1751

August 26, 2017   8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Eastern Time
 Highlands Interagency Transition Expo
Highlands Interagency Transition Council is a group of agencies, in partnership with Highlands School Board, dedicated to providing support to students with disabilities and their families

Event Contact Information:
500 C Center Avenue
Sebring FL 33870
863-471-5740

Event Coordinator
Saundra Bass
Basss@highlands.k12.fl.us

August 26, 2017   8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Central Time
 Back to School Health Fair
Join us Saturday, August 26, 8am-Noon Limited Availability! Featuring Free School-Entry Physicals for Kindergarten and First-Time Florida students, Free School Immunizations, Free Health Screenings (Asthma, Lung Function, Development (newborn-age 5).

Plus face painting, character greetings, educational information and more!


Event Organizer
The Studer Family Children's Hospital at Sacred Heart

Event Contact Information:
Sacred Heart Hospital - Greenhut Auditorium
5151 N. Ninth Avenue - (Front Entrance)
Pensacola FL
850-416-4368

August 26, 2017   9:30 AM - 11:30 PM Central Time
 Aristocats Kids at Gulf Coast State College Classes
Join the cast and sing, dance, and act with ECTC Kids! Based on the beloved Disney animate film, Disney's The Aristocats KIDS is a non-stop thrill ride of feline fun, complete with unbelievable twists and turns. Classes consist of vocal and choreography rehearsals, theatre games and acting exercises. No experience required, just bring a desire to work together and have fun!

Classes run on Saturdays August 26th thru November 11th.


Event Organizer
Emerald Coast Theatre Company

Event Contact Information:
Gulf Coast State College
5230 W. Hwy 98
Panama City FL 32401


August 26, 2017   10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Central Time
 The Family Center's 5th Anniversary Celebration
Please come and join The Family Center with Pathways For Change to celebrate their 5th year helping the community. The Family Center is a place where people can find education, resources, and a friendly helping hand and guidance to build a stronger, more successful family.

The party begins at 10 am and everything is FREE! Kids activities, food, music, dancing, face painting, kazoo, cake walk, games, door prizes, school supplies, gift cards and a lot of FUN! Hope to see you all there!


Event Organizer
Pathways for Change

Event Contact Information:
Pathways for Change
2050 W. Blount Street
Pensacola FL 32501
850-637-1429
info@pathwaysforchange.org

August 26, 2017   10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Central Time
 Santa Rose County Community Picnic - August 26th
While the news around us is filled with anger and sadness, we have hope because we have God and we have each other. Santa Rosa County is home to outstanding individuals who love and support each other unconditionally, and we would like to celebrate. West Florida Baptist Church invites you, your family, and your friends to join us for a time of free food and fun so that we can show appreciation to our incredible neighbors.

Come out and enjoy a free picnic, inflatables, face painting, children's activities, a police car, ambulance, and much more. We will also have the honor of hearing from some of Santa Rosa's finest leaders. We can't wait to see you there, everyone is welcome!


Event Organizer
West Florida Baptist Church

Event Contact Information:
West Florida Baptist Church
5621 Hwy 90
Milton FL
850-623-8984
westfloridabaptist.com

August 26, 2017   12:00 PM - 3:00 PM Central Time
 The Miracle League of Pensacola Registration!
FALL REGISTRATION IS FOR NEW PLAYERS ONLY-PLAYERS WHO REGISTERED IN THE SPRING DO NOT NEED TO REGISTER AGAIN!

The Miracle League provides physically and mentally challenged children a safe and spirited program in which they can hit, run, and catch on a baseball field. The Miracle League of Pensacola is a place where every player plays, every player hits, every player gets on base, every player scores, and every player wins – every inning. Players who need help with hitting, catching, and throwing the ball are paired with a “buddy” who helps out.

PLAYERS Registration fee is $40 for players ages 4-11, $45 for players ages 12-18 and $50 for players 19 and up. VOLUNTEERS (Buddies) are required to read and follow the Buddy Responsibilities while at our facility.

http://miracleleaguepensacola.net-at-hand.com/registration--forms


Event Contact Information:
Mitchell Homes Miracle League Park
555 E. Nine Mile Rd (Corner of 9 Mile and Airway)
Pensacola FL

miracleleaguepensacola.net-at-hand.com/registration--forms

August 26, 2017   6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Central Time
 Big Kahuna's Water & Adventure Park - Special Needs Night
Bring the family out for Big Kahuna's Special Needs Night on August 26 from 6-9 pm. $15 per person (ASEC paid-member) and $20 per person for non-members. Under 2 years old free. Contact Brad@ASECFL.COM for more information.

Event Contact Information:
Big Kahuna's
1007 US Hwy 98
Destin FL 32541


Event Coordinator
Brad

August 26, 2017   6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Central Time
 Harbor Docks Charity Auction
Harbor Docks Charity Auction is a live, silent auction held at Harbor Docks. There is a $15 cover charge that includes the price of dinner. Items up for auction include a day of deep sea fishing, a night of gigging bull frogs, local restaurant gift certificates, a Dean Electric Guitar autographed by Edwin McCain, a week in Aspen, a golf vacation and more.

Proceeds from the auction will be used to fund the 23rd Annual Take-A-Kid Fishing Day.


Event Organizer
Harbor Docks and Events on the Harbor

Event Contact Information:
Harbor Docks
538 Harbor Blvd
Destin FL 32541


August 27, 2017   1:30 PM - 4:30 PM Central Time
 Sampson's 1st Birthday Family Fun Day!
Mosey on down for Sampson's 1st Birthday Bash! Celebrate with a live DJ, live alligator, Slip N' Slide, pony rides, birthday games, and more! Let's give Sampson the best 1st birthday ever!

Entry is a $5.00 donation per child. Tickets for purchase for pony rides and refreshments. Cash and PayPal are accepted.

Sampson requests in lieu of birthday gifts, he would appreciate donations of dog, cat, and small animal food. All Donations benefit Heartland Rescue Ranch. Stay tuned for more details!


Event Organizer
Heartland Rescue Ranch

Event Contact Information:
Heartland Rescue Ranch
1435 Skunk Valley Road
Panama City FL 32409
850-960-4543
adopt@heartlandrescueranch.org

August 28, 2017   8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Eastern Time
 2017 Florida Conference on Aging
The 2017 Conference attracted over 500 registrants and 104 presenters. The Florida Aging Network recognizes that professionals are busier than ever. However, the value of training and networking has never been more important. We invite you to be part of a 62-year tradition by sponsoring or exhibiting at the largest aging network conference in Florida. Over the years, our sponsors and exhibitors have succeeded in building brand awareness with leaders in the field of aging. Support from our sponsors makes this Conference possible and accessible to everyone who is interested in attending – from students and professionals to caregivers and retirees. We would like to work with you to develop the right mix of benefits to enhance your visibility and networking opportunities at the Conference

Event Organizer
Florida Council on Aging

Event Contact Information:
Caribe Royale
8101 World Center Drive
Orlando FL 32821
850-222-8877
www.fcoa.org/2017%20Sponsor%20Brochure%20FINAL.pdf
moreinfo@fcoa.org

August 28, 2017   3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Central Time
 Cobb Resource Center's After School S.T.E.A.M Program
S.T.E.A.M focuses on science, technology, engineering, arts and math. Kids will do a daily project while learning to work together, introduce ideas and laugh along the way. Ages: 5-12.

Event Organizer
Cobb Resource Center

Event Contact Information:
Cobb Resource Center
601 East Mallory Street
Pensacola FL
850-436-5192

August 28, 2017   5:45 PM - : Central Time
 Zumba with Janette
Bring water, towel and get ready to sweat! Beginners welcome! Days: Monday, Wednesday; Time: 5:45; Cost: $5 drop in rate. No membership, no commitment, no sign up fees. For more information call Janette at 850-324-5858 or visit Janettesrhythmandfitness.com.

Event Contact Information:
East Pensacola Heights Clubhouse
3205 E. Gonzalez Street
Pensacola FL
850-912-4056

August 28, 2017   6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Central Time
 An Evening of Free Skating with the Local Community
Starting June 20th, Monday evenings, bring your board out and skate with friends of Walton Sk8s at the site of our future public skate park. All ages and skill levels welcome. Trick tips & pickup S-K-A-T-E games for anyone interested. No admission. All donations go towards our skate park.

Event Organizer
The Walton Skate Society

Event Contact Information:
Helen McCall Park
325 Moll Drive off Hwy 98
Santa Rosa Beach FL


August 29, 2017   8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Eastern Time
 2017 Florida Conference on Aging
The 2017 Conference attracted over 500 registrants and 104 presenters. The Florida Aging Network recognizes that professionals are busier than ever. However, the value of training and networking has never been more important. We invite you to be part of a 62-year tradition by sponsoring or exhibiting at the largest aging network conference in Florida. Over the years, our sponsors and exhibitors have succeeded in building brand awareness with leaders in the field of aging. Support from our sponsors makes this Conference possible and accessible to everyone who is interested in attending – from students and professionals to caregivers and retirees. We would like to work with you to develop the right mix of benefits to enhance your visibility and networking opportunities at the Conference

Event Organizer
Florida Council on Aging

Event Contact Information:
Caribe Royale
8101 World Center Drive
Orlando FL 32821
850-222-8877
www.fcoa.org/2017%20Sponsor%20Brochure%20FINAL.pdf
moreinfo@fcoa.org

August 29, 2017   9:00 AM - 12:30 PM Eastern Time
 Framing a Culture of Inclusion
Inclusion of children with disabilities leads to inclusion of adults with disabilities within our communities and our places of employment. The best environment to learn social, language, and interdependence skills is surrounded by others who can naturally act as positive role models. Likewise, those without disabilities lean how to value diversity, see the ability of others to contribute, and develop a sense of unity. Attend this training to learn about the benefits of inclusion for ALL, the laws that support and promote inclusion, and how to foster a cultural environment of inclusion in our schools, programs and community.

Event Organizer
Children's Services Council of Broward County

Event Contact Information:
6600 W Commercial Blvd
Lauderhill FL
954-377-1000
cscbroward.org
trainingsupport@cscbroward.org

August 29, 2017   10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Eastern Time
 Circle of Parents Monthly Meetings
Join us on the last Tuesday of every month for our Parent Group Get-Together! Enjoy snacks, get great prizes, make new friends, let the kids play, and share parenting ideas!

Free food and transportation. Call us for a ride! Molly Clore at 850-888-6104 or your Healthy Start Coordinator.

Call Molly C


Event Organizer
Wakulla Florida Department of Health

Event Contact Information:
Florida Department of Health - Wakulla
48 Oak Street
Crawfordville FL
850-888-6104

Event Coordinator
Molly Clore

August 29, 2017   2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Central Time
 Yes! Yoga Program - Healthy Lifestyle for Epilepsy
The Epilepsy Foundation of Florida is sponsoring a no cost yoga program for friends, family and supporters of Epilepsy and other Neurological disorders. Sessions will be offered every Tuesday and Thursday from 2:30-3:30 pm, June 15 thru November 30th.

Questions contact Michelle or the Pensacola Office at 850-433-1395.


Event Organizer
The Epilepsy Foundation of Florida

Event Contact Information:
URU Yoga
2400 Executive Plaza Road
Pensacola FL 32504
850-433-1395

Event Coordinator
Michelle

August 30, 2017   8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Eastern Time
 2017 Florida Conference on Aging
The 2017 Conference attracted over 500 registrants and 104 presenters. The Florida Aging Network recognizes that professionals are busier than ever. However, the value of training and networking has never been more important. We invite you to be part of a 62-year tradition by sponsoring or exhibiting at the largest aging network conference in Florida. Over the years, our sponsors and exhibitors have succeeded in building brand awareness with leaders in the field of aging. Support from our sponsors makes this Conference possible and accessible to everyone who is interested in attending – from students and professionals to caregivers and retirees. We would like to work with you to develop the right mix of benefits to enhance your visibility and networking opportunities at the Conference

Event Organizer
Florida Council on Aging

Event Contact Information:
Caribe Royale
8101 World Center Drive
Orlando FL 32821
850-222-8877
www.fcoa.org/2017%20Sponsor%20Brochure%20FINAL.pdf
moreinfo@fcoa.org

August 30, 2017   5:45 PM - : Central Time
 Zumba with Janette
Bring water, towel and get ready to sweat! Beginners welcome! Days: Monday, Wednesday; Time: 5:45; Cost: $5 drop in rate. No membership, no commitment, no sign up fees. For more information call Janette at 850-324-5858 or visit Janettesrhythmandfitness.com.

Event Contact Information:
East Pensacola Heights Clubhouse
3205 E. Gonzalez Street
Pensacola FL
850-912-4056

August 30, 2017   9:00 PM - 9:15 PM Central Time
 Okaloosa Island Fireworks
Celebrate summer with the2017 Okaloosa Island Fireworks every Wednesday at 9pm! Grab a beach chair in front of the Okaloosa Island Pier or a seat at The Boardwalk for a stellar view of the show. Fireworks start at 9pm sharp, so be on time or miss the lights!

Learn more and enter to win a 3-day, 2-night stay with @ResortQuest here: https://www.theboardwalkoi.com/fireworks. Be sure to tag us in your photos #2017OkaloosaIslandFireworks.


Event Organizer
The Boardwalk

Event Contact Information:
The Boardwalk
1450 Miracle Strip Pkwy SE
Fort Walton Beach FL 32548


August 31, 2017   8:00 AM - 8:00 PM Central Time
 The Bear - Championship Disc Golf Course
Registration and league information for Disc Golf is available at the Pro Shop located in the main lodge. Residents and guests can play all day for a minimal cost of just $5 for the public and $4 for members. Rental kits are also available at the Pro Shop for $4. Game hours are from 8am-8pm seven days a week through Labor Day, and from 8am-6pm thereafter. Dates and times are subject to change due to popularity and course usage.

Event Contact Information:
Championship Disc Golf Course
645 Compass Lake Drive
Alford FL 32420
850-579-4303
compasslake.org/

August 31, 2017   2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Central Time
 Yes! Yoga Program - Healthy Lifestyle for Epilepsy
The Epilepsy Foundation of Florida is sponsoring a no cost yoga program for friends, family and supporters of Epilepsy and other Neurological disorders. Sessions will be offered every Tuesday and Thursday from 2:30-3:30 pm, June 15 thru November 30th.

Questions contact Michelle or the Pensacola Office at 850-433-1395.


Event Organizer
The Epilepsy Foundation of Florida

Event Contact Information:
URU Yoga
2400 Executive Plaza Road
Pensacola FL 32504
850-433-1395

Event Coordinator
Michelle

August 31, 2017   7:00 PM - 10:30 PM Eastern Time
 Special Olympics Night at Jackie Robinson Ballpark
Come cheer on the Daytona Tortugas as they take on the Florida Fire Frogs!
Gates open at 6:00 pm. Game begins at 7:05 pm. Tickets are $8/ per person with a portion to each ticket going to Volusia County Special Olympics. For additional information, and to pre-purchase tickets contact Denise Breneman, Director of Special Olympics at (386) 631-4405 or email: denise@specialolympicsvolusia.org


Event Organizer
Special Olympics Volusia County

Event Contact Information:
Jackie Robinson Ballpark (City Island)
105 E. Orange Avenue
Daytona Beach FL 32114
386-631-4405
http://specialolympicsflorida.org/volusia/sports/

Event Coordinator
Denise Breneman
denise@specialolympicsvolusia.org

September 1, 2017   10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Central Time
 Tai Chi-Community Group
Vickrey Resource Center has non-instructor classes Monday and Friday. Release some stress in this non-impact techniques (breathing, movement, awareness exercises and meditation). Cost is FREE. Ages: 18+.

Event Organizer
Vickrey Resource Center

Event Contact Information:
Vickrey Resource Center
2130 Summit Blvd.
Pensacola FL
850-912-4056

September 1, 2017   10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Eastern Time
 The Angry Birds Movie
Talking Books Presents a Closed Caption Movie Presentation in the Jacksonville Public Library at the Main Library Hicks Auditorium (303 Laura Street N. - Talking Books / Special Needs Library. This is a free movie. Reserve parking for support organizations arriving by bus and other accompanying transportation. The Downtown Ambassadors, library staff & library security will assist getting moviegoers from their buses and into the auditorium. No food or drinks allowed in the auditorium. Bring a sweater or a jacket; as it can get a little chilly. PLEASE RSVP that your location will be attending as well as how many moviegoers will be coming.

Event Organizer
The Jacksonville Public Library

Event Contact Information:
303 Laura Street N.
Talking Books / Special Needs Library
Jacksonville FL 32202
904-630-2985
jaxtbl-coea.blogspot.com/

Event Coordinator
Chris Eaton
ceaton@coj.net

September 4, 2017   12:15 PM - 1:00 PM Central Time
 Tai Chi-Community Group
Vickrey Resource Center has non-instructor classes Monday and Friday. Release some stress in this non-impact techniques (breathing, movement, awareness exercises and meditation). Cost is FREE. Ages: 18+.

Event Organizer
Vickrey Resource Center

Event Contact Information:
Vickrey Resource Center
2130 Summit Blvd.
Pensacola FL
850-912-4056

September 4, 2017   3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Central Time
 Cobb Resource Center's Afer School S.T.E.A.M Program
S.T.E.A.M focuses on science, technology, engineering, arts and math. Kids will do a daily project while learning to work together, introduce ideas and laugh along the way. Ages: 5-12.

Event Organizer
Cobb Resource Center

Event Contact Information:
Cobb Resource Center
601 East Mallory Street
Pensacola FL
850-436-5192

September 5, 2017   2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Central Time
 Yes! Yoga Program - Healthy Lifestyle for Epilepsy
The Epilepsy Foundation of Florida is sponsoring a no cost yoga program for friends, family and supporters of Epilepsy and other Neurological disorders. Sessions will be offered every Tuesday and Thursday from 2:30-3:30 pm, June 15 thru November 30th.

Questions contact Michelle or the Pensacola Office at 850-433-1395.


Event Organizer
The Epilepsy Foundation of Florida

Event Contact Information:
URU Yoga
2400 Executive Plaza Road
Pensacola FL 32504
850-433-1395

Event Coordinator
Michelle

September 5, 2017   6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Eastern Time
 PEERS Program - Social Skills Group for High School Age
PEERS (Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills) is a 14-week evidence-based social skills intervention for motivated teens who will be in high school during the 2017-2018 academic year who are interested in learning ways to help them make and keep friends. During each group session teens are taught important social skills and are given the opportunity to practice these skills in session during socialization activities. Parents attend separate sessions at the same time and are taught how to assist their teens in making and keeping friends. Enrollment is LIMITED. Parent participation is REQUIRED.

For questions or for enrollment information, please contact farrington@psy.fsu.edu. Participants must participate in an interview process prior to actual enrollment in the group. Please register to participate in this interview at https://fsupeersgroupfall2017.eventbrite.com


Event Organizer
FSU Center for Autism and Related Disabilities

Event Contact Information:
FSU School of Communication Science & Disorders
201 W. Bloxham Street - Warren Bldg.
Tallahassee FL 32306


September 6, 2017   10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Eastern Time
 Lunch Bunch Club
Let's get cooking. Each week we will find a new dessert, appetizer, or lunch dish to make. We will learn the skills needed to assist us with shopping, making the dish, and cleaning up afterwards. At the end of the season, we will compile a recipe book of all the various foods we made through out the season.
BEGIN DATE: Wednesdays, Sept. 6th. Total Cost: $26.00 for Ormond resident / $39 for non-residents. MUST REGISTER @ 399 N. US Highway 1 in Ormond Beach, OR online at www.ormondbeach.org BEFORE CLASSES BEGIN.


Event Organizer
City of Ormond Beach Leisure Services Dept. - Special Populations Division

Event Contact Information:
Nova Community Center
440 N. Nova Road
Ormond Beach FL 32174
386-676-3252
www.ormondbeach.org

Event Coordinator
Lori Koplin
Lori.koplin@ormondbeach.org

September 6, 2017   2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Eastern Time
 Homeowner Workshop
* Learn about buying a home and the costs associated.
* You could qualify for available funding through Family Foundations and the
City of Jacksonville.
* Learn the steps to take to move towards homeownership.
* How you can benefit from financial aid & how to apply for different aid
programs.

Open Question & Answer session after the presentation to ask about your individual situation and what Family Foundations & the City of Jacksonville can do for you.

If you need Americans with Disabilities Act [ADA] accommodations for persons with disabilities please request and allow up to five business days' notification prior to the event to process. Contact the ILRC at 904 399-8484 (Voice/TTY) or info@theILRC.org


Event Organizer
Family Foundations - City of Jacksonville

Event Contact Information:
The Independent Living Resource Center (ILRC)
2709 Art Museum Drive
Jacksonville FL 32207
904-399-8484
www.theilrc.org

Event Coordinator
Tracie Inman
info@theILRC.org

September 7, 2017   3:30 PM - 4:30 PM Eastern Time
 SCARED to WORK? AFRAID to LOSE your SOCIAL SECURITY?
Want to learn the ins and outs of maintaining your Social Security while working? Learn from experts at Social Security about WORK INCENTIVES. You may be able to work and continue receiving your benefits.
Each benefit has slightly different rules. IF you receive SSI (Supplemental Security Income) AND your check comes on the 1st of the month, then Thursday September 7th from 3:30 - 4:30 pm is the workshop you need to attend. the workshop will be held at The Arc Jacksonville Village, * 3675 Kirbo Rd. * GPS does not yet have Kirbo Rd. address in system; use 3631 Hodges Blvd [APD office address]. The Village entrance is next door with large sign at entrance.
If you would like to stay for dinner 5 pm - 6:30 pm, Berry Good Farms Café offers an evening meal for $6 per person. The Sept. 7th meal is: Chicken Club Wrap; Zucchini fries; Melon Cucumber Salad with Lime & Mint [Gluten & Dairy free]. MUST RSVP for dinner: Denise Torres (904) 358-1200, or email: dtorres@arcjacksonville.org.


Event Organizer
Social Security Administration and The Arc Jacksonville

Event Contact Information:
The Arc Jacksonville Village
3675 Kirbo Road
Jacksonville FL 32224
904-358-1200

Event Coordinator
Denise Torres
dtorres@arcjacksonville.org

September 8, 2017   6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Eastern Time
 The City of Ormond Beach & S.P.A.R.C. Sock Hop
It's time to put on your dancing shoes........... Bring your friends, and be ready to dance into the night. There is a $3.00 admission, per person, at the door.

It begins at 6:00 pm, and ends at 8:00 pm.

If more information is needed, please contact Lori Koplin by office phone
(8 am - 4 pm), or via email: Lori.koplin@ormondbeach.org


Event Organizer
Ormond Beach Leisure & Parks Dept. and S.P.A.R.C. of Volusia

Event Contact Information:
Nova Community Center
440 N. Nova Rd.
Ormond Beach FL 32174
386-676-3252

Event Coordinator
Lori Koplin
Lori.koplin@ormondbeach.org

September 8, 2017   6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Central Time
 "Country & Western Dance"
Grab your hat and boots! Line dancing! Food and fun too!

Event Organizer
Woodbine United Methodist Church

Event Contact Information:
Woodbine United Methodist Church
5200 Woodbine Road
Pace FL


September 9, 2017   7:00 AM - 7:00 PM Central Time
 5th Annual Captains for Kids Event
Fun, free day of on the water events for kids with special needs and illness'. The activities include: pirate cruises, sailing excursions, dolphin cruises, fishing charters, parasailing, banana boat rides, airboat rides, flyboarding and more. The locations will include: Gulf Shores, Orange Beach, Perdido Key, Pensacola Beach, Ft. Walton Beach, Destin, Panama City Beach and Key Largo. We will begin scheduling in late-August but you can pre-register online by leaving your contact information at: http://www.captainsforkids.com/

Event Contact Information:
Escambia County


http://www.captainsforkids.com

September 9, 2017   9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Central Time
 Bay Bluffs & Chimney Park Cleanups
Come join the Pensacola Scenic Hwy Foundation, Earth Ethics and Ocean Hour for a two-location clean-up on Scenic Hwy the second Saturday of every month. Location one is Bay Bluffs Park on Scenic Hwy at Summit Blvd. Second location is two miles north at Chimney Park on Scenic Hwy at Langley Ave. Buckets, grabbers, gloves and trash bags supplied. Dress for the weather and bring water, bug spray and sunscreen.

Event Contact Information:
Bay Bluffs Park
3400 Scenic Hwy
Pensacola FL 32503
850-207-9326
www.oceanhourfl.com
ocean-hourfl@gmail.com

September 9, 2017   10:00 AM - 3:00 PM Central Time
 Blackwater WaterFest
ENJOY WATER PLAY. The city of Milton is hosting the Blackwater WaterFest 10 am- 3 pm, July 15 at the new event area on South Willing Street in downtown Milton. Children 12 and under can enjoy bouncers and water slides free of charge.

Event Organizer
City of Milton

Event Contact Information:
South Willing Street
Milton FL


September 9, 2017   10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Eastern Time
 Challenger Learning Center Saturday Public Mission
Think you have what it takes to be an astronaut? Have you always wanted to go to the Moon or Mars or beyond? You can experience the next best thing to space travel at the Challenger Learning Center Space Mission Simulator. On the second Saturday of each month from 10am-12pm you will have the opportunity to be a part of a NASA mission.

Cost: $10 members and $15 non-members.


Event Organizer
Challenger Learning Center

Event Contact Information:
Challenger Learning Center
200 S. Duval Street
Tallahassee FL 32301
850-645-7772
www.challengerlh.com

Event Coordinator
Sarah Giebeig
sgiebeig@challengertlh.com

September 9, 2017   10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Central Time
 Special Needs Expo - Pensacola
Greater Pensacola Parents Magazine is hosting their inaugural Special Needs Expo from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on September 9, at Vickrey Community Center in Pensacola. Admission is free and attendees will have the opportunity to visit with exhibitors and learn about products, support groups, recreational activities, healthcare, therapy and other services for children and adults with special needs.

To become a sponsor or exhibitor for the event call 850-426-6222 or email Lynn@GreaterPensacolaParents.com. Sponsor deadline is August 11.


Event Organizer
Greaer Pensacola Parents Magazine

Event Contact Information:
Vickrey Community Center
2130 Summit Blvd.
Pensacola FL 32503
850-426-6222
Lynn@GreaterPensacolaParents.com

September 10, 2017   11:00 AM - 2:00 PM Eastern Time
 Writing a Strong IEP, Getting the Support your Child Deserves
This training will help you write the strongest IEP possible for your child. Wondering how to get an IEP, evaluations, or where to start? This training is for you. Wondering how to make the most of your IEP, get more services, increase supports? This training is for you. Leave with a ton of information and feeling empowered to attend your next meeting! Registration may be required. Call or E-mail for more information

Event Organizer
ProTherapyPlus, LLC

Event Contact Information:
ProTherapyPlus main office
262 Crystal Grove Boulevard
Lutz FL 33548
813-966-7064

Event Coordinator
Erica DuPont
Erica@protherapyplus.com

September 11, 2017   3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Central Time
 Cobb Resource Center's Afer School S.T.E.A.M Program
S.T.E.A.M focuses on science, technology, engineering, arts and math. Kids will do a daily project while learning to work together, introduce ideas and laugh along the way. Ages: 5-12.

Event Organizer
Cobb Resource Center

Event Contact Information:
Cobb Resource Center
601 East Mallory Street
Pensacola FL
850-436-5192

September 11, 2017   3:30 PM - 4:30 PM Eastern Time
 SCARED to WORK? AFRAID to LOSE your SOCIAL SECURITY?
Want to learn the ins and outs of maintaining your Social Security while working? Learn from experts at Social Security about WORK INCENTIVES. You may be able to work and continue receiving your benefits.
Each benefit has slightly different rules. IF you receive SSDI (Social Security Disability Insurance) AND your check comes on the 3rd of the month, then Monday, September 11th from 3:30 - 4:30 pm is the workshop you need to attend. the workshop will be held at The Arc Jacksonville Village, * 3675 Kirbo Rd. * GPS does not yet have Kirbo Rd. address in system; use 3631 Hodges Blvd [APD office address]. The Village entrance is next door with large sign at entrance.
If you would like to stay for dinner 5 pm - 6:30 pm, Berry Good Farms Café offers an evening meal for $6 per person. The Sept. 11th meal is: Salmon Cakes; Herb Potatoes; Orange Almond Salad [Gluten & Dairy free]. MUST RSVP for dinner: Denise Torres (904) 358-1200, or email: dtorres@arcjacksonville.org.


Event Organizer
Social Security Administration and The Arc Jacksonville

Event Contact Information:
The Arc Jacksonville Village
3675 Kirbo Road
Jacksonville FL 32224
904-358-1200

Event Coordinator
Denise Torres
dtorres@arcjacksonville.org

September 12, 2017   4:30 PM - 6:00 PM Eastern Time
 2017 Big Bend Hospice Gadsden Monthly Grief Support Group
Big Bend Hospice offers a free monthly grief support group on the second Tuesday of each month in its Quincy office. Starting on August 8, the group will feature a reading from the book by Sheryl Sandberg "Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience & Finding Joy". This book can help those grieving the loss of a spouse and those that have experienced other types of losses. Ms. Sandberg shares the story of how she suddenly lost her husband in 2016. It is a poignant account of her struggle and highlights building resilience and joy through the grief process. Books will be provided for group members.

Please call Pam Mason, Grief Support Counselor @ 850 671-6079 for more information and to register for the group.


Event Organizer
Big Bend Hospice

Event Contact Information:
Big Bend Hospice
105 North Jackson Street
Quincy FL
850-671-6079

Event Coordinator
Pam Mason

September 12, 2017   5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Eastern Time
 5K Wanderers
Let's go for a walk. We will stretch & warm up before heading to the paths around Rainbow Park. Each week the group will be given a different challenge as they walk. We may go on a scavenger hunt, look for or hide rocks, or go through obstacles. Ages 7 yrs. - adult.
Location: Nova Community Center Cost: $26 for residents of Ormond Beach /
$39 for non-residents. DATES: Tuesdays, September 12th - October 17th
TIME : 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm on Tuesdays.
MUST REGISTER before program begins on Sept. 12th at Leisure Service Registration Office > 399 N. US Highway 1 in Ormond Beach, OR register online at www.ormondbeach.org REGISTRATION begins Mon. August 21, 2017


Event Organizer
City of Ormond Beach Leisire Services Department - Special Populations Division

Event Contact Information:
Nova Community Center
440 N. Nova Rd.
Ormond Beach FL 32174
386-676-3252
www.ormondbeach.org

Event Coordinator
Lori Koplin
Lori.koplin@ormondbeach.org

September 13, 2017   11:30 AM - 5:00 PM Eastern Time
 REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Retreat for Families who have a parent with breast cancer
Retreat will be held October13-15.

Deliver the Dream provides structured, therapeutic, fun activities for families experiencing a serious illness or crisis (space is limited to 15 families) on a three-day, two-night retreat weekend experience. Each retreat is geared towards a specific illness/crisis such as autism, spina bifida, death of a loved one, Down syndrome or cancer. There is no charge for families to attend. Families are normally referred by a network of not-for-profit and healthcare organizations throughout the state of Florida. Families can also be self-referred.

On these retreats, families will participate in assorted recreational indoor and outdoor activities, discussion groups, interactive games, creative workshops, team building exercises, and more!


Event Organizer
Deliver the Dream

Event Contact Information:
Florida FFA Leadership Training Center
5000 Firetower Rd
Haines City FL 33844
954-564-3512
www.deliverthedream.org/familyretreats.html
contact@deliverthedream.org

September 13, 2017   4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Eastern Time
 Explore the ARTS
Get creative every Wednesday. Each week the group will explore different creative activities like painting; photography; and singing. Some of our projects may be used for the 5K Wanderers Group. Beginning Wed. Sept. 13 - Oct. 18 from 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm. Please REGISTER Before the program begins by going to Leisure Services Registration Dept. at 399 N. US Highway 1, Ormond Beach, FL. 32174, OR you may register online at www.ormdongbeach.org
AGE 8 - ADULT Location: Nova Community Center Cost : $18 for Ormond residents / $30 for non-residents.


Event Organizer
City of Ormond Beach Leisure Services - Special Populations Division

Event Contact Information:
Nova Community Center
440 N. Nova Road
Ormond Beach FL 32174
386-676-3252
www.ormondbeach.org

Event Coordinator
Lori Koplin
Lori.koplin@ormondbeach.org

September 14, 2017   2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Central Time
 Yes! Yoga Program - Healthy Lifestyle for Epilepsy
The Epilepsy Foundation of Florida is sponsoring a no cost yoga program for friends, family and supporters of Epilepsy and other Neurological disorders. Sessions will be offered every Tuesday and Thursday from 2:30-3:30 pm, June 15 thru November 30th.

Questions contact Michelle or the Pensacola Office at 850-433-1395.


Event Organizer
The Epilepsy Foundation of Florida

Event Contact Information:
URU Yoga
2400 Executive Plaza Road
Pensacola FL 32504
850-433-1395

Event Coordinator
Michelle

September 14, 2017   3:30 PM - 4:30 PM Eastern Time
 SCARED to WORK? AFRAID to LOSE your SOCIAL SECURITY?
Want to learn the ins and outs of maintaining your Social Security while working? Learn from experts at Social Security about WORK INCENTIVES. You may be able to work and continue receiving your benefits.
Each benefit has slightly different rules. IF you receive both SSI (Supplemental Security Income) AND SSDI (Social Security Disability Insurance); receive 2 checks a month, then Thursday, September 14th from 3:30 - 4:30 pm is the workshop you need to attend. The workshop will be held at The Arc Jacksonville Village, * 3675 Kirbo Rd. * GPS does not yet have Kirbo Rd. address in system; use 3631 Hodges Blvd [APD office address - next door to The Village with large sign at entrance].
If you would like to stay for dinner 5 pm - 6:30 pm, Berry Good Farms Café offers an evening meal for $6 per person. The Sept. 14th meal is: Braised Beef Tacos; Mexican Rice; Cucumber & Tomato Salad [Dairy free]. MUST RSVP for dinner: Denise Torres (904) 358-1200, or email: dtorres@arcjacksonville.org.


Event Organizer
Social Security Administration and The Arc Jacksonville

Event Contact Information:
The Arc Jacksonville Village
3675 Kirbo Road
Jacksonville FL 32224
904-358-1200

Event Coordinator
Denise Torres
dtorres@arcjacksonville.org

September 14, 2017   6:00 PM - 8:30 PM Central Time
 Hats and Heels Senior Prom
Join us for a night of Music, Dancing and Prizes. September 14th, 6 pm-8:30 pm. Heavy Hors D'Oeuvers and there's no cost! RSVP by August 31st. Call 850-436-5188. Hope to see you there and Wear Your Sunday Best!

Event Organizer
Bayview Senior Center

Event Contact Information:
Bayview Senior Center
2000 E. Lloyd Street
Pensacola FL 32503
850-436-5188

September 14, 2017   6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Eastern Time
 Viva La Fiesta!
Ready for a caliente party? You’re invited to Viva La Fiesta, a charity event benefiting Ability1st!

Enjoy refreshing drinks & savory appetizers to the beat of festive and fun entertainment!Thrill to compete for unique silent and live auction items. Put on your sombrero and bring your friends to party for a good cause!

September 14, 6:00pm. Tickets coming soon!

Viva la Fiesta, a highly anticipated signature event, serves individuals with disabilities in the Big Bend area. All proceeds will benefit Ability1st, the Center for Independent Living of North Florida - a non-profit organization that provides critical services to persons with disabilities, in effort to improve their quality of life and reach their desired level of independence.

We are asking you to help us help your friends, family, and neighbors.

www.ability1st.info


Event Organizer
Ability1st

Event Contact Information:
1600 Miccosukee Rd.
Tallahassee FL 32308
850-575-9621 Ext. 111
www.ability1st.info

Event Coordinator
Callie Funderburk
calliefunderburk@ability1st.info

September 14, 2017   6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Eastern Time
 Legal Services of North Florida & The Leon County Clerk's Office
An informational clinic describing the small claims process and the handling of landlord tenant disputes, how to file, and follow through. This is a great opportunity to meet with employees of the Leon County Clerk’s Office, a private lawyer, and county judge about information they need to process claims in the County Civil/Small Claims Division of the Leon County Clerk’s Office. No appointment is necessary and there is no fee. Contact John at john@lsnf.org for more details.

Event Organizer
Legal Services of North Florida, Inc.

Event Contact Information:
Leon County Courthouse Annex, Courtroom 1
1920 Thomasville Road
Tallahassee FL 32303


Event Coordinator
John
john@lsnf.org

September 15, 2017   10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Central Time
 Century Job Fair - CareerSource
CareerSource will host a job fair on Friday, September 15th. Job Seekers:
•Dress to impress and bring copies of your resume
•This event is FREE and open to the public
•No RSVP required.

There will also be sessions at the Century Job Fair to discuss the PSC Basic Course in Construction Short-term Training Course (200 Hours). Students will learn basic construction skills which are required for many entry-level positions within the field of building construction.

Key Content: The NCCER Core course includes: Basic Safety, Introduction to Construction Math, and Introduction to Hand Tools, Introduction to Power Tools, and Introduction to Blueprints, Basic Rigging, Basic Communication Skills, and Basic Employability Skills.


Event Organizer
CareerSource Escarosa

Event Contact Information:
Pensacola State College - Century Campus
440 E. Hecker Road
Century FL 32535

www.careersourceescarosa.com

September 15, 2017   10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Central Time
 Tai Chi-Community Group
Vickrey Resource Center has non-instructor classes Monday and Friday. Release some stress in this non-impact techniques (breathing, movement, awareness exercises and meditation). Cost is FREE. Ages: 18+.

Event Organizer
Vickrey Resource Center

Event Contact Information:
Vickrey Resource Center
2130 Summit Blvd.
Pensacola FL
850-912-4056

September 15, 2017   10:30 AM - 12:30 PM Eastern Time
 Captain America: Civil War
Talking Books Presents a Closed Caption Movie Presentation in the Jacksonville Public Library at the Main Library Hicks Auditorium (303 Laura Street N. - Talking Books / Special Needs Library. This is a free movie. Reserve parking for support organizations arriving by bus and other accompanying transportation. The Downtown Ambassadors, library staff & library security will assist getting moviegoers from their buses and into the auditorium. No food or drinks allowed in the auditorium. Bring a sweater or a jacket; as it can get a little chilly. PLEASE RSVP that your location will be attending as well as how many moviegoers will be coming (904) 630-1999.

Event Organizer
The Jacksonville Public Library

Event Contact Information:
303 Laura Street N.
Talking Books / Special Needs Library
Jacksonville FL 32202
904-630-2985
jaxtbl-coea.blogspot.com/

Event Coordinator
Chris Eaton
ceaton@coj.net

September 16, 2017   8:30 AM - 4:00 PM Eastern Time
 Family Care Council Florida
The Family Care Councils are a group of Governor-appointed volunteers who advocate for individuals with developmental disabilities and their families. The council’s primary functions are to:
• assist in providing information and outreach to self-advocates and families;
• review the effectiveness of the APD and make recommendations with respect to implementation;
• advise the APD administrators on the community and family support systems in their area; and
• meet and share information with other area FCCs.

The FCCs work closely together representing individuals with developmental disabilities and their families as a united voice. Through the Family Care Council Florida (FCCF), chairpersons or a representative of each council meets quarterly to educate and discuss common issues and concerns. Speakers are often invited to provide the FCCF with information on topics that affect individuals with developmental disabilities in Florida.


Event Organizer
Pauline Lipps, FCCF Chairperson

Event Contact Information:
Embassy Suites Orlando Airport
5835 T.G. Lee Boulevard
Orlando FL 32822
800-470-8101
www.fccflorida.org

Event Coordinator
Pauline Lipps
fccf@statewidefcc.onmicrosoft.com

September 16, 2017   8:30 AM - 11:30 AM Eastern Time
 Franklin County Coastal Cleanup
Come join us for the Ocean Conservancy's 31st Annual International Coast Cleanup. Volunteers are needed. Trash bags, T-Shirts, gloves, water, snacks and data cards will be provided. Volunteers should bring sunscreen, bug spray, protective clothing and sturdy shoes.

Meeting Locations:
•Apalachicola: 10’ Hole Battery Park – under the bridge
•Apalachicola – Abercrombie Landing – 12th Street out about 4 miles
•Bald Point State Park: 146 Box Cut Rd, Alligator Point
•Carrabelle: City Pavilion on Marine Street
•Carrabelle: Carrabelle Beach Across from RV park
•Eastpoint: Downtown Pavilion Area on HWY 98
•Eastpoint: Marion Millender Park – off Patton St.
•Lanark Beach: Public Access Pt. – Arizona St. south of Hwy 98
•St. George Island: Downtown Lighthouse Park – in front of lighthouse
•St. George Island State Park: Check-in at Park Gate (appropriate for adults)


Event Organizer
Apalachicola Riverkeeper, Parks and Recreation, Solid Waste & Recycling,

Event Contact Information:
Apalachicola 10' Hole Battery Park - Under the Bridge
1 Bay Avenue
Apalachicola FL 32320


September 16, 2017   4:00 PM - 5:30 PM Eastern Time
 Saturday Kids Club
Get ready to move during this exciting program filled with active SPORTS; FUN GAMES; Creative Crafts and more. Each week the group will enjoy playing a new SPORT or GAMES. After the SPORTS, the group will participate in cooperative activities and exciting crafts. MUST REGISTER before the program begins by going to Leisure Service Registration Office at 399 N. US Highway 1 in Ormond Beach, OR register online at www.ormondbeach.org
AGES: 5 - 14 yrs. old Location: Nova Community Center Time: 4 pm - 5:30 pm, SATURDAYS ONLY begins Sept. 16 - Oct. 21 COST: $26 for Ormond residents / $39 for non-residents.


Event Organizer
City of Ormond Beach Leisure Services Dept. - Special Populations Division

Event Contact Information:
Nova Community Center
440 N. Nova Road
Ormond Beach FL 32174
386-676-3252
www.ormondbeach.org

Event Coordinator
Lori Koplin
Lori.koplin@ormondbeach.org

September 17, 2017   7:30 AM - : Eastern Time
 Optime 5K Run
In it's 5th year, the Optime 5K is bigger and better than EVER! RUN/WALK and make a difference in the lives of the adults and children of United Community Options of South Florida! Great giveaways, tasting village & MORE! Celebrate our milestone and make a difference in every STEP you make. Online Registration closes at 2:00 p.m., on Saturday, September 16th, on-site registration is available during packet pickup. Call or E-mail for additional information.

Event Organizer
United Community Options of South Florida

Event Contact Information:
Markham Park
16001 W State Road 84
Sunrise FL 33326
954-217-7085
optime5Krun.com
info@optime5Krun.com

September 18, 2017   12:15 PM - 1:00 PM Central Time
 Tai Chi-Community Group
Vickrey Resource Center has non-instructor classes Monday and Friday. Release some stress in this non-impact techniques (breathing, movement, awareness exercises and meditation). Cost is FREE. Ages: 18+.

Event Organizer
Vickrey Resource Center

Event Contact Information:
Vickrey Resource Center
2130 Summit Blvd.
Pensacola FL
850-912-4056

September 18, 2017   3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Central Time
 Cobb Resource Center's Afer School S.T.E.A.M Program
S.T.E.A.M focuses on science, technology, engineering, arts and math. Kids will do a daily project while learning to work together, introduce ideas and laugh along the way. Ages: 5-12.

Event Organizer
Cobb Resource Center

Event Contact Information:
Cobb Resource Center
601 East Mallory Street
Pensacola FL
850-436-5192

September 19, 2017   2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Central Time
 Yes! Yoga Program - Healthy Lifestyle for Epilepsy
The Epilepsy Foundation of Florida is sponsoring a no cost yoga program for friends, family and supporters of Epilepsy and other Neurological disorders. Sessions will be offered every Tuesday and Thursday from 2:30-3:30 pm, June 15 thru November 30th.

Questions contact Michelle or the Pensacola Office at 850-433-1395.


Event Organizer
The Epilepsy Foundation of Florida

Event Contact Information:
URU Yoga
2400 Executive Plaza Road
Pensacola FL 32504
850-433-1395

Event Coordinator
Michelle

September 21, 2017   2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Central Time
 Yes! Yoga Program - Healthy Lifestyle for Epilepsy
The Epilepsy Foundation of Florida is sponsoring a no cost yoga program for friends, family and supporters of Epilepsy and other Neurological disorders. Sessions will be offered every Tuesday and Thursday from 2:30-3:30 pm, June 15 thru November 30th.

Questions contact Michelle or the Pensacola Office at 850-433-1395.


Event Organizer
The Epilepsy Foundation of Florida

Event Contact Information:
URU Yoga
2400 Executive Plaza Road
Pensacola FL 32504
850-433-1395

Event Coordinator
Michelle

September 21, 2017   6:00 PM - : Central Time
 Century Caregiver Support
Council on Aging of West Florida hosts a Century Caregiver Support Group meeting on the third Thursday of each month at 6 pm at the Century Care Center. There is no cost and the public is invited. County residency is not required to attend.

Event Organizer
Council on Aging of West Florida

Event Contact Information:
Century Care Center
6020 Industrial Blvd.
Century FL 32535


September 22, 2017   8:30 AM - 5:30 PM Eastern Time
 Band Together To Celebrate Abilities
Join us for a fun-filled day of community service as we package 70,000 neon bands at the South Florida Fairgrounds! This event is open to volunteers of all ages-- it's perfect for companies, families, and students that need to get volunteer hours. These packaged bands will be distributed throughout Palm Beach County during the month of October to highlight the employability of adults with developmental disabilities and celebrate National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). The Arc’s Career Transition Program (CTP) helps adults with developmental disabilities become more independent by building self-advocates, creating career opportunities, developing strong interpersonal and living skills and enhancing their opportunities to participate in community activities. NDEAM at work. . .Celebrating Abilities. Call or E-mail for more information.

Event Organizer
ARC of Palm Beach County

Event Contact Information:
South Florida Fair Grounds
9067 Southern Boulevard
West Palm Beach FL 33411
561-842-3213

Event Coordinator
Shani Simpson
ssimpson@arcpbc.org

September 22, 2017   6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Central Time
 Kids Night Out
Drop off the kids for a fun evening of tennis, food, games and fun. 6-9pm. Cost: $20 per child. For more information, contact Josh Koivu at 517-672-6069.

CLICK HERE TO RSVP.


R.P. Sloan Claypit Junior Level 6 Tournament June 24-26. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO.


Event Contact Information:
Roger Scott Tennis Center
2130 Summit Blvd #3
Pensacola FL 32503
517-672-6069

Event Coordinator
Josh Koivu

September 23, 2017   7:30 AM - : Central Time
 Bay County Audubon Bird Walk
Enjoy a leisurely morning walk around the trails of the Panama City Beach Conservation Park, Griffin Blvd, Panama City Beach, guided by the Bay County Audubon. Binoculars are available for these free events. Events are April 1st, Sept 23rd, and Nov 15th. For more information, call 850-258-4413.

Event Organizer
PCB Parks & Recreation Department

Event Contact Information:
Panama City Beach Conservation Park
Griffin Blvd.
Panama City Beach FL 32413
850-233-5045

September 23, 2017   10:00 AM - : Eastern Time
 The Tradition Continues: Expansion Celebration
Come join UCP of Central Florida for the Expansion Celebration of the Downtown/BETA Campus! With a brand new KaBoom playground and building renovations, we have much to celebrate! There will be a ribbon cutting ceremony at 11:00 a.m., as well as lunch and activities for the family throughout the day - including a firsthand look at all of the new updates. RSVP by September 13, 2017. Call or E-mail for more information.

Event Organizer
UCP of Central Florida

Event Contact Information:
Downtown Orlando BETA Campus
4680 Lake Underhill Road
Orlando FL 32807
407-852-3300 Ext. 7313
info@ucpcfl.org

September 23, 2017   10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Central Time
 Reimagine Montclair
Come on out to this free event supported by various area community agencies and ministries. All activities are FREE to guests. Activities include: children's activities (face painting, inflatables, popcorn, coloring contests where three winners win a new bicycle, games, etc.), free food giveaway, free clothing, free HIV and Hepatitis C Testing, Free Haircuts, Free Hearing Tests and much more!!

For additional information regarding this event, please contact Linda English at 850-454-5280 or Greg English at 850-712-8387.


Event Organizer
Various Community Agencies and Ministries

Event Contact Information:
Montclair Elementary School
820 Massachusetts Avenue
Pensacola FL 32505

www.reimagineworldwide.org
Flyer
September 23, 2017   11:00 AM - 2:00 PM Central Time
 Seastars Awareness Day
SEASTARS is hosting their 1st annual Awareness Day on Saturday, September 23rd. There will be live music, food, and vendors who reach the special needs community. We are currently asking for sponsors for $250 each which will get you or your business name on the back of a t-shirt and donated gift cards. This will be a FUN and Special needs friendly event and ANYONE AND EVERYONE in the community is invited. Please invite friends and help us get the word out. We look forward to seeing everyone in September :)

Event Contact Information:
Pearl Nelson Child Development Center
916 E. Fairfield Drive
Pensacola FL 32503


September 23, 2017   12:00 PM - 8:00 PM Eastern Time
 Waterstreet Festival
The community is invited to celebrate the Water Street Hotel’s 10-year anniversary on September 23, 2017. This free event will include live music, food trucks and street vendors. Come celebrate with Water Street Hotel from 12 noon until 8 p.m.

Event Organizer
Waterstreet Hotel

Event Contact Information:
Waterstreet Hotel
329 Water Street
Apalachicola FL
850-653-3700
www.waterstreethotel.com
leigh@waterstreethotel.com

September 25, 2017   3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Central Time
 Cobb Resource Center's Afer School S.T.E.A.M Program
S.T.E.A.M focuses on science, technology, engineering, arts and math. Kids will do a daily project while learning to work together, introduce ideas and laugh along the way. Ages: 5-12.

Event Organizer
Cobb Resource Center

Event Contact Information:
Cobb Resource Center
601 East Mallory Street
Pensacola FL
850-436-5192

September 26, 2017   9:00 AM - 4:30 PM Central Time
 National Alliance for Drug Endangered Children Training Program
National Alliance for Drug Endangered Children will be hosting a two training programs Tuesday, Sept. 26. Session One: 9am-4:30pm. Session Two: 1pm-4:30pm. Cost: Free. Registration required. Register at http://cdac.info/courses.

Session One-Core DEC Awareness-Identifying Drug Endangered Children: A Collaborative Approach: Drug endangered children are part of a very large and growing population of children whose lives have been seriously impacted by dangerous drugs. This training looks at overcoming the challenges in aligning systems responsible for treating these issues.

Session Two: The DEC Approach "Moving from Awareness to Action..." This training focuses on how to implement the DEC approach which is a comprehensive strategy. This training provides insights about how various professionals are in a position to identify, protect, and serve drug endangered children and their families.


Event Contact Information:
Pensacola State College - Milton Campus
5988 US 90, Room 4902
Milton FL
850-434-2724
cdac.info/courses

Event Coordinator
Linda Wilson
lwilson@cdac.info

September 26, 2017   10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Eastern Time
 Circle of Parents Monthly Meetings
Join us on the last Tuesday of every month for our Parent Group Get-Together! Enjoy snacks, get great prizes, make new friends, let the kids play, and share parenting ideas!

Free food and transportation. Call us for a ride! Molly Clore at 850-888-6104 or your Healthy Start Coordinator.

Call Molly C


Event Organizer
Wakulla Florida Department of Health

Event Contact Information:
Florida Department of Health - Wakulla
48 Oak Street
Crawfordville FL
850-888-6104

Event Coordinator
Molly Clore

September 26, 2017   2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Central Time
 Yes! Yoga Program - Healthy Lifestyle for Epilepsy
The Epilepsy Foundation of Florida is sponsoring a no cost yoga program for friends, family and supporters of Epilepsy and other Neurological disorders. Sessions will be offered every Tuesday and Thursday from 2:30-3:30 pm, June 15 thru November 30th.

Questions contact Michelle or the Pensacola Office at 850-433-1395.


Event Organizer
The Epilepsy Foundation of Florida

Event Contact Information:
URU Yoga
2400 Executive Plaza Road
Pensacola FL 32504
850-433-1395

Event Coordinator
Michelle

September 26, 2017   7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Eastern Time
 Life Love & Lockers: Back-to-School Basics Parents Must Know
Life Love & Lockers (For Parents): Back-to-School Basics Every Parent Must Know.

Interactive break-out sessions include:
LIFE MATTERS: Kelli Mercer, CRMC Behavioral Health
REAL ESSENTIALS: Morgan Parker, Dept. of Health - Wakulla
RESPECT is LOVE: Sabrina Williams, Refuge House
PERMANENT MARKERS: What's on Social Media, Stays on Social Media: Quanesia Arnold, Dept. of Health - Wakulla

Q&A / TALKBACK with Chelsea Pender (LCSW) Social Services Director for Capital Regional Medical Center.

*Refreshments will be served*


Event Organizer
Wakulla One Stop Community Center

Event Contact Information:
Wakulla One Stop Community Center
318 Shadeville Road
Crawfordville FL 32327


September 28, 2017   11:00 AM - 6:00 PM Eastern Time
 35th Annual Dr. Dick's Charity Golf Classic
Join us for a fun day of golf with your friends and chip in for Charity at the 35th Annual Dr. Dick's Charity Golf Classic to benefit United Cerebral Palsy of Tampa Bay. This traditional tournament includes a golf scramble, lunch, dinner and loads of fun! Tickets start at $250.00 for individual players, Foursome $1,000.00. Must register in advance to participate and registration ends on September 25, 2017. Call or E-mail for more information.

Event Organizer
United Cerbral Palsy of Tampa Bay

Event Contact Information:
Cheval Golf and Country Club
4312 Cheval Bouelvard
Lutz FL 33558
813-239-1179 Ext. 18528

Event Coordinator
Jeanette Sanders
jsanders@sunrisegroup.org

September 28, 2017   2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Central Time
 Yes! Yoga Program - Healthy Lifestyle for Epilepsy
The Epilepsy Foundation of Florida is sponsoring a no cost yoga program for friends, family and supporters of Epilepsy and other Neurological disorders. Sessions will be offered every Tuesday and Thursday from 2:30-3:30 pm, June 15 thru November 30th.

Questions contact Michelle or the Pensacola Office at 850-433-1395.


Event Organizer
The Epilepsy Foundation of Florida

Event Contact Information:
URU Yoga
2400 Executive Plaza Road
Pensacola FL 32504
850-433-1395

Event Coordinator
Michelle

September 29, 2017   10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Central Time
 Tai Chi-Community Group
Vickrey Resource Center has non-instructor classes Monday and Friday. Release some stress in this non-impact techniques (breathing, movement, awareness exercises and meditation). Cost is FREE. Ages: 18+.

Event Organizer
Vickrey Resource Center

Event Contact Information:
Vickrey Resource Center
2130 Summit Blvd.
Pensacola FL
850-912-4056

September 30, 2017   10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Central Time
 5210 Day of Play
SAVE THE DATE-September 30th! The Worldwide Day of Play is a day to get up, get out and get active! On September 30th, families will shut off their computers, tablets, and TVs and head outdoors for some fun! Come check out the many ways families get moving! Join us for a day of exciting activities, games, sports, contests and physical challenges for the entire family.

Event Organizer
Pensacola Parks & Recreation

Event Contact Information:
Community Maritime Park
301 W. Main Street
Pensacola FL 32502
850-595-6500 Ext. 1819
5210nwfl.com/dayofplay

September 30, 2017   6:00 PM - : Eastern Time
 Butterfly Ball 2017
Please join the ALPHA House annual Black Tie Butterfly Ball gala and enjoy a fun-filled evening of dinner and dancing! This beautiful gala will feature the live music, along with a fundraising auction to benefit ALPHA House’s ongoing mission of supporting young mothers and families. The dress for this event is cocktail attire for women, Black Tie for men. We encourage all ALPHA House supporters to invite their friends and colleagues or sponsor a table for a group. Individual tickets are available at $150.00 Event start time is tentative, call or E-mail to confirm time and for more information.

Event Organizer
Alpha House of Pinellas County

Event Contact Information:
The Vinoy Resort Grand Ballroom
501 5th Avenue NE
St. Petersburg FL 33701
727-822-8190
alpha@alphahousepinellas.org

October 1, 2017   12:00 PM - 5:00 PM Eastern Time
 2nd Annual Special Needs Family Resource Fair
Please join us at the 2nd Annual Special Needs Family Resource Fair, hosted by Welcoming Hearts. All are welcome to come and connect with local organizations that provide services for special needs families. This is a free event and no registration required.
Look forward to seeing you there!!


Event Organizer
Welcoming Hearts

Event Contact Information:
The Sanborn Center
815 Alabama Avenue
DeLand FL 32724
386-742-9916
www.welcominghearts.org

Event Coordinator
Chasity Hanners
welcominghearts@gmail.com

October 2, 2017   10:30 AM - 12:30 AM Eastern Time
 Medicaid Waiver 101
Provides a comprehensive overview of the various Medicaid Waivers available in Florida, the criteria for eligibility, the application process, what to do while on the waiting list, and what services are covered once you receive funding.

The seminar is free and open to the community and is sponsored by Friends of Sunrise Dan Pearl Library. For more information, please call 954-370-2140.


Event Organizer
Sharlene Glassman, Program Director, Jioshua's Path at Goodman Jewish Family Services of Broward

Event Contact Information:
West Regional Library
8601 West Broward Boulevard
Plantation FL 33324

www.jfsbroward.org

October 2, 2017   12:15 PM - 1:00 PM Central Time
 Tai Chi-Community Group
Vickrey Resource Center has non-instructor classes Monday and Friday. Release some stress in this non-impact techniques (breathing, movement, awareness exercises and meditation). Cost is FREE. Ages: 18+.

Event Organizer
Vickrey Resource Center

Event Contact Information:
Vickrey Resource Center
2130 Summit Blvd.
Pensacola FL
850-912-4056

October 3, 2017   11:30 AM - 5:00 PM Eastern Time
 REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Retreat for Families who have a parent with breast cancer
Retreat will be held November 3-5.

Deliver the Dream provides structured, therapeutic, fun activities for families experiencing a serious illness or crisis (space is limited to 15 families) on a three-day, two-night retreat weekend experience. Each retreat is geared towards a specific illness/crisis such as autism, spina bifida, death of a loved one, Down syndrome or cancer. There is no charge for families to attend. Families are normally referred by a network of not-for-profit and healthcare organizations throughout the state of Florida. Families can also be self-referred.

On these retreats, families will participate in assorted recreational indoor and outdoor activities, discussion groups, interactive games, creative workshops, team building exercises, and more!


Event Organizer
Deliver the Dream

Event Contact Information:
Florida FFA Leadership Training Center
5000 Firetower Rd
Haines City FL 33844
954-564-3512
www.deliverthedream.org/familyretreats.html
contact@deliverthedream.org

October 3, 2017   2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Central Time
 Yes! Yoga Program - Healthy Lifestyle for Epilepsy
The Epilepsy Foundation of Florida is sponsoring a no cost yoga program for friends, family and supporters of Epilepsy and other Neurological disorders. Sessions will be offered every Tuesday and Thursday from 2:30-3:30 pm, June 15 thru November 30th.

Questions contact Michelle or the Pensacola Office at 850-433-1395.


Event Organizer
The Epilepsy Foundation of Florida

Event Contact Information:
URU Yoga
2400 Executive Plaza Road
Pensacola FL 32504
850-433-1395

Event Coordinator
Michelle

October 4, 2017   6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Eastern Time
 2017 Softball Registration for S.P.A.R.C.
Come play softball again!!! We will continue to include "drills n' skills" in our weekly format. We will play on Wednesdays at 6:00 pm on the softball fields at the New Smyrna Beach Sports Complex. You MUST REGISTER by SEPTEMBER 8th to play, and ENSURE RECEIVING A UNIFORM. REGISTER at Leisure Services at 201 N. Myrtle Ave. in New Smyrna Beach between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm Monday through Friday. NO REGISTRATION WILL BE TAKEN WITHOUT A COPY of CHILD's BIRTH CERTIFICATE. Make checks payable to City of New Smyrna Beach. May MAIL REGISTRATION (with check and copy of birth certificate) in to Leisure Services, 210 Sam's Ave., New Smyrna Beach, FL. 32168. Parents / guardian must sign forms & lsit shirt size & shorts size. See address of ball field below. Softball Schedule : 10/04/17, 10/11/17, 10/18/17, 10/25/17, 11/01/17, and 11/08/17. FEES: $15 for S.P.A.R.C New Smyrna Resident / $23 for non-residents. (Financial Assistance available upon request).

Event Organizer
NEW SMYRNA BEACH Parks & Recreation Department

Event Contact Information:
New Smyrna Beach Sports Complex
1800 Turnbull Bay Road
New Smyrna Beach FL 32168


October 5, 2017   2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Central Time
 Yes! Yoga Program - Healthy Lifestyle for Epilepsy
The Epilepsy Foundation of Florida is sponsoring a no cost yoga program for friends, family and supporters of Epilepsy and other Neurological disorders. Sessions will be offered every Tuesday and Thursday from 2:30-3:30 pm, June 15 thru November 30th.

Questions contact Michelle or the Pensacola Office at 850-433-1395.


Event Organizer
The Epilepsy Foundation of Florida

Event Contact Information:
URU Yoga
2400 Executive Plaza Road
Pensacola FL 32504
850-433-1395

Event Coordinator
Michelle

October 6, 2017   6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Central Time
 "Fall Festival"
Cake walks, hay rides, games, food and more.

Event Organizer
Wallace Baptist Church

Event Contact Information:
Transition Center
5555 Woodbine Road
Pace FL


October 7, 2017   9:00 AM - : Eastern Time
 Southwest Florida Walk
Join us and become a walkers' advocate, and take action for the diverse needs of the autism community. Your efforts help generate funds that fuel innovative research and make connections to critical lifelong supports and services. Our strength as a community is powered by the commitment of individuals like you; Walk and fundraise together to enhance the lives of people living with autism. Must register to participate. Call or E-mail for more information

Event Organizer
Autism Speaks, Inc.

Event Contact Information:
North Collier Regional Park
15000 Livingston Road
Naples FL 34109
561-465-0054

Event Coordinator
Melissa DiNuzzo
melissa.dinuzzo@autismspeaks.org

October 7, 2017   10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Eastern Time
 The Expo
The Expo is a South Florida celebration for people with all disabilities! Join us for the 37th year!

2017: The Road To Possibilities for People With Disabilities!

Over 70 Exhibitors | Inspiration Runway Fashion Show | Educational Forums | Fun Activities | Live Entertainment | Sports |
Fun & Games | Art Showcase | Demonstrations |
Events for Youth, Adults and Seniors with Disabilities and More!

This free family-friendly event provides an amazing opportunity to have fun and learn about services, resources, products and information for persons of all ages and with any disability! This Expo is FREE and open to the public!

Location: Alvin Sherman Library and The Don Taft University Center


Event Organizer
2-1-1 Broward

Event Contact Information:
3100 Ray Ferrero
Davie FL
954-537-0211
www.theexpofl.com

Event Coordinator
Billie Morgan
info@theexpofl.com

October 10, 2017   2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Central Time
 Yes! Yoga Program - Healthy Lifestyle for Epilepsy
The Epilepsy Foundation of Florida is sponsoring a no cost yoga program for friends, family and supporters of Epilepsy and other Neurological disorders. Sessions will be offered every Tuesday and Thursday from 2:30-3:30 pm, June 15 thru November 30th.

Questions contact Michelle or the Pensacola Office at 850-433-1395.


Event Organizer
The Epilepsy Foundation of Florida

Event Contact Information:
URU Yoga
2400 Executive Plaza Road
Pensacola FL 32504
850-433-1395

Event Coordinator
Michelle

October 10, 2017   4:30 PM - 6:00 PM Eastern Time
 2017 Big Bend Hospice Gadsden Monthly Grief Support Group
Big Bend Hospice offers a free monthly grief support group on the second Tuesday of each month in its Quincy office. Starting on August 8, the group will feature a reading from the book by Sheryl Sandberg "Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience & Finding Joy". This book can help those grieving the loss of a spouse and those that have experienced other types of losses. Ms. Sandberg shares the story of how she suddenly lost her husband in 2016. It is a poignant account of her struggle and highlights building resilience and joy through the grief process. Books will be provided for group members.

Please call Pam Mason, Grief Support Counselor @ 850 671-6079 for more information and to register for the group.


Event Organizer
Big Bend Hospice

Event Contact Information:
Big Bend Hospice
105 North Jackson Street
Quincy FL
850-671-6079

Event Coordinator
Pam Mason

October 12, 2017   2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Central Time
 Yes! Yoga Program - Healthy Lifestyle for Epilepsy
The Epilepsy Foundation of Florida is sponsoring a no cost yoga program for friends, family and supporters of Epilepsy and other Neurological disorders. Sessions will be offered every Tuesday and Thursday from 2:30-3:30 pm, June 15 thru November 30th.

Questions contact Michelle or the Pensacola Office at 850-433-1395.


Event Organizer
The Epilepsy Foundation of Florida

Event Contact Information:
URU Yoga
2400 Executive Plaza Road
Pensacola FL 32504
850-433-1395

Event Coordinator
Michelle

October 13, 2017   10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Central Time
 Tai Chi-Community Group
Vickrey Resource Center has non-instructor classes Monday and Friday. Release some stress in this non-impact techniques (breathing, movement, awareness exercises and meditation). Cost is FREE. Ages: 18+.

Event Organizer
Vickrey Resource Center

Event Contact Information:
Vickrey Resource Center
2130 Summit Blvd.
Pensacola FL
850-912-4056

October 13, 2017   11:30 AM - 5:00 PM Eastern Time
 Retreat for Families who have a parent with breast cancer
Retreat will be held October 13-15.

Deliver the Dream provides structured, therapeutic, fun activities for families experiencing a serious illness or crisis (space is limited to 15 families) on a three-day, two-night retreat weekend experience. Each retreat is geared towards a specific illness/crisis such as autism, spina bifida, death of a loved one, Down syndrome or cancer. There is no charge for families to attend. Families are normally referred by a network of not-for-profit and healthcare organizations throughout the state of Florida. Families can also be self-referred.

On these retreats, families will participate in assorted recreational indoor and outdoor activities, discussion groups, interactive games, creative workshops, team building exercises, and more!


Event Organizer
Deliver the Dream

Event Contact Information:
Florida FFA Leadership Training Center
5000 Firetower Rd
Haines City FL 33844
954-564-3512
www.deliverthedream.org/familyretreats.html
contact@deliverthedream.org

October 14, 2017   9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Central Time
 Bay Bluffs & Chimney Park Cleanups
Come join the Pensacola Scenic Hwy Foundation, Earth Ethics and Ocean Hour for a two-location clean-up on Scenic Hwy the second Saturday of every month. Location one is Bay Bluffs Park on Scenic Hwy at Summit Blvd. Second location is two miles north at Chimney Park on Scenic Hwy at Langley Ave. Buckets, grabbers, gloves and trash bags supplied. Dress for the weather and bring water, bug spray and sunscreen.

Event Contact Information:
Bay Bluffs Park
3400 Scenic Hwy
Pensacola FL 32503
850-207-9326
www.oceanhourfl.com
ocean-hourfl@gmail.com

October 14, 2017   9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Central Time
 Buddy Walk October 14 Defuniak Springs
Save the date and make plans to join the Walton High Anchor Club & DSAT October 14, 9am-1pm at Wee Care Park in Defuniak Springs.

The festival begins at 9 am and at approximately 11 am, children and adults with Downs syndrome, along with their families, friends and hundreds of supporters will take part in the one-mile advocacy walk demonstrating their support of the acceptance and inclusion of individuals with Down syndrome.

Starting or joining a Buddy Walk team is a great way to show your support for individuals with Down syndrome.


Event Contact Information:
Wee Care Park
552 Walton Road
Defuniak Springs FL 32433


October 14, 2017   10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Eastern Time
 Challenger Learning Center Saturday Public Mission
Think you have what it takes to be an astronaut? Have you always wanted to go to the Moon or Mars or beyond? You can experience the next best thing to space travel at the Challenger Learning Center Space Mission Simulator. On the second Saturday of each month from 10am-12pm you will have the opportunity to be a part of a NASA mission.

Cost: $10 members and $15 non-members.


Event Organizer
Challenger Learning Center

Event Contact Information:
Challenger Learning Center
200 S. Duval Street
Tallahassee FL 32301
850-645-7772
www.challengerlh.com

Event Coordinator
Sarah Giebeig
sgiebeig@challengertlh.com

October 16, 2017   12:15 PM - 1:00 PM Central Time
 Tai Chi-Community Group
Vickrey Resource Center has non-instructor classes Monday and Friday. Release some stress in this non-impact techniques (breathing, movement, awareness exercises and meditation). Cost is FREE. Ages: 18+.

Event Organizer
Vickrey Resource Center

Event Contact Information:
Vickrey Resource Center
2130 Summit Blvd.
Pensacola FL
850-912-4056

October 17, 2017   2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Central Time
 Yes! Yoga Program - Healthy Lifestyle for Epilepsy
The Epilepsy Foundation of Florida is sponsoring a no cost yoga program for friends, family and supporters of Epilepsy and other Neurological disorders. Sessions will be offered every Tuesday and Thursday from 2:30-3:30 pm, June 15 thru November 30th.

Questions contact Michelle or the Pensacola Office at 850-433-1395.


Event Organizer
The Epilepsy Foundation of Florida

Event Contact Information:
URU Yoga
2400 Executive Plaza Road
Pensacola FL 32504
850-433-1395

Event Coordinator
Michelle

October 17, 2017   6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Eastern Time
 CPR/First Aid
Learn How! Learn Now! CPR and First Aid classes will be available August 8, October 17, and February 13 from 6-8 pm. Classes are $25. Must register at least 24 hours in advance. Checks/cash accepted. Check should be made payable to: WCCY. For INFO & REGISTRATION call 850-745-6042.

SPACE IS LIMITED - REGISTER NOW!


Event Contact Information:
Wakulla One Stop Community Center
318 Shadeville Road
Crawfordville FL
850-745-6042

October 19, 2017   2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Central Time
 Yes! Yoga Program - Healthy Lifestyle for Epilepsy
The Epilepsy Foundation of Florida is sponsoring a no cost yoga program for friends, family and supporters of Epilepsy and other Neurological disorders. Sessions will be offered every Tuesday and Thursday from 2:30-3:30 pm, June 15 thru November 30th.

Questions contact Michelle or the Pensacola Office at 850-433-1395.


Event Organizer
The Epilepsy Foundation of Florida

Event Contact Information:
URU Yoga
2400 Executive Plaza Road
Pensacola FL 32504
850-433-1395

Event Coordinator
Michelle

October 21, 2017   8:00 AM - : Eastern Time
 Walk To Defeat ALS
When you participate in The ALS Association’s Walk to Defeat ALS®, you support people living with ALS in our community and advance global ALS research aimed at finding treatments and a cure for the disease. More than just a 2-mile trek, the Walk to Defeat ALS is an opportunity to bring hope to people living with ALS and to raise money for a cure. You can create a team of one -- you -- or get your friends and family together, and create a team to fundraise and get in some exercise at the same time! Minimum fundraising goal to participate as an individual is $250.00. Must register to participate in this event. Call or E-mail for more information.

Event Organizer
ALS Association Florida Chapter

Event Contact Information:
Tropical Park
7900 SW 40 Street
Miami FL 33156
813-637-9000 Ext. 121

Event Coordinator
Carmen Stokes
cstokes@alsafl.org

October 21, 2017   8:00 AM - : Eastern Time
 Walk To Defeat ALS
When you participate in The ALS Association’s Walk to Defeat ALS®, you support people living with ALS in our community and advance global ALS research and public policy initiatives aimed at finding treatments and a cure for the disease. The funds you raise have a direct impact in the lives of people affected by ALS and they are counting on you for help! Walk one mile with a team or start a team, or walk individually. Must register and donate to participate. Call or E-mail for more information.

Event Organizer
ALS Association of Central Florida

Event Contact Information:
Centennial Field at Cascades Park
1001 South Gadsden Street
Tallahassee FL 32301
813-637-9000 Ext. 111
alsafl.org

Event Coordinator
Deborah Williams
dwilliams@alsafl.org

October 21, 2017   9:00 AM - : Eastern Time
 Buddy Walk 2017
Bring family and friends, and join us for the October 2017 Buddy Walk! The Buddy Walk® was developed by the National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS) in 1995 to celebrate Down Syndrome Awareness Month in October and to promote acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome. Must register to participate; Registration cutoff is October 20, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. Your donation to Manasota BUDS is much appreciated. Manasota BUDS (Bringing Up Down Syndrome) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides programs, services, and support to individuals with Down syndrome and their families in Sarasota and Manatee Counties. Call or E-mail for more information.

Event Organizer
Manasota BUDS

Event Contact Information:
Hunsader Farms
5500 County Road 675
Bradenton FL 34211
941-907-0499

Event Coordinator
Kylee Barry
buddywalk@manasotabuds.org

October 24, 2017   2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Central Time
 Yes! Yoga Program - Healthy Lifestyle for Epilepsy
The Epilepsy Foundation of Florida is sponsoring a no cost yoga program for friends, family and supporters of Epilepsy and other Neurological disorders. Sessions will be offered every Tuesday and Thursday from 2:30-3:30 pm, June 15 thru November 30th.

Questions contact Michelle or the Pensacola Office at 850-433-1395.


Event Organizer
The Epilepsy Foundation of Florida

Event Contact Information:
URU Yoga
2400 Executive Plaza Road
Pensacola FL 32504
850-433-1395

Event Coordinator
Michelle

October 27, 2017   10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Central Time
 Tai Chi-Community Group
Vickrey Resource Center has non-instructor classes Monday and Friday. Release some stress in this non-impact techniques (breathing, movement, awareness exercises and meditation). Cost is FREE. Ages: 18+.

Event Organizer
Vickrey Resource Center

Event Contact Information:
Vickrey Resource Center
2130 Summit Blvd.
Pensacola FL
850-912-4056

October 27, 2017   4:00 PM - 7:00 PM Central Time
 Trunk or Treat
Staff at Cobb Resource Center decorate the trunks of their cars and hand out candy to after school participants who dress up in their Halloween costumes. Cost: Free!

Event Organizer
Play Pensacola Parks & Recreation

Event Contact Information:
E S Cobb Resource Center
601 E. Mallory Street
Pensacola FL 32503
850-436-5192

October 28, 2017   9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Eastern Time
 Buddy Walk October 28 Tallahassee
We welcome your family to join in the fun! Activities are free and open to the public.

The festival begins at 9 am and at approximately 11 am, children and adults with Down syndrome, along with their families, friends and hundreds of supporters will take part in the one-mile advocacy walk demonstrating their support of the acceptance and inclusion of individuals with Down syndrome.


Event Organizer
Down Syndrome Association of Tallahassee (DSAT)

Event Contact Information:
Southwood Town Center
3750 Grove Park Drive
Tallahassee FL 32311


October 28, 2017   9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Eastern Time
 4th Annual Fraternal Order of Police Volusia Co. Lodge 40 Waste Pro Pull
Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 40 - Volusia County is proud to sponsor WASTE PRO PULL to benefit Special Olympics of Volusia County. 10 person teams to " pull " nearly 40,000 LBS for timed best distance. $200 entry fee per team due by Oct. 24, 2017. "Virtual Teams" allowed. Awards for 1st, 2nd & 3rd place teams. INDIVIDUAL LIABILITY WAIVERS REQUIRED FOR EACH TEAM MEMBER. For more information contact F.O.P. Secretary, David O'Bryan at (901) 581-1025, or email DOBRYAN66@gmail.com. ADVANCED REGISTRATION REQUIRED.....Mail entry check made payable to "FOP Lodge 40 / Volusia" with name, phone number, email address of TEAM Contact Person to: David O'Bryan, Secretary FOP 40, 1204 Sabal Palm Drive, Edgewater, FL 32132 TEAMS CHECK-IN 8:00 am - 8:30 am at Home Depot - 2359 SR 44, New Smyrna Beach, FL on Saturday October 28, 2017. Event held from 9 am - 12 Noon. LET'S PULL TOGETHER FOR SPECIAL OLYMPICS !!!

Event Organizer
Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 40 & Special Olympics Volusia County

Event Contact Information:
Home Depot in New Smyrna Beach, Florida
2359 SR FL- 44
New Smyrna Beach FL 32168
901-581-1025

Event Coordinator
David O'Bryan - Secretary of FOP 40 - Volusia Co.
DOBRYAN66@gmail.com

October 29, 2017   10:30 AM - 12:30 PM Eastern Time
 The Feed the Need Brunch
Goodman JFS will host their first Annual Feed the Need event benefiting The Cupboard, our kosher food pantry. This inaugural event’s theme will be “IT’s All About the Jackmans” and will honor Steve & Michele Jackman. The Jackman’s have been a crucial part of the Cupboard’s launch.

Event Organizer
Goodman Jewish Family Services of Broward County

Event Contact Information:
6900 FL-84
Davie FL
954-370-2140
www.jfsbroward.org/eventposts/feed-the-need-brunch/
info@jfsbroward.org

October 30, 2017   12:15 PM - 1:00 PM Central Time
 Tai Chi-Community Group
Vickrey Resource Center has non-instructor classes Monday and Friday. Release some stress in this non-impact techniques (breathing, movement, awareness exercises and meditation). Cost is FREE. Ages: 18+.

Event Organizer
Vickrey Resource Center

Event Contact Information:
Vickrey Resource Center
2130 Summit Blvd.
Pensacola FL
850-912-4056

October 31, 2017   10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Eastern Time
 Circle of Parents Monthly Meetings
Join us on the last Tuesday of every month for our Parent Group Get-Together! Enjoy snacks, get great prizes, make new friends, let the kids play, and share parenting ideas!

Free food and transportation. Call us for a ride! Molly Clore at 850-888-6104 or your Healthy Start Coordinator.

Call Molly C


Event Organizer
Wakulla Florida Department of Health

Event Contact Information:
Florida Department of Health - Wakulla
48 Oak Street
Crawfordville FL
850-888-6104

Event Coordinator
Molly Clore

October 31, 2017   2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Central Time
 Yes! Yoga Program - Healthy Lifestyle for Epilepsy
The Epilepsy Foundation of Florida is sponsoring a no cost yoga program for friends, family and supporters of Epilepsy and other Neurological disorders. Sessions will be offered every Tuesday and Thursday from 2:30-3:30 pm, June 15 thru November 30th.

Questions contact Michelle or the Pensacola Office at 850-433-1395.


Event Organizer
The Epilepsy Foundation of Florida

Event Contact Information:
URU Yoga
2400 Executive Plaza Road
Pensacola FL 32504
850-433-1395

Event Coordinator
Michelle

November 2, 2017   2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Central Time
 Yes! Yoga Program - Healthy Lifestyle for Epilepsy
The Epilepsy Foundation of Florida is sponsoring a no cost yoga program for friends, family and supporters of Epilepsy and other Neurological disorders. Sessions will be offered every Tuesday and Thursday from 2:30-3:30 pm, June 15 thru November 30th.

Questions contact Michelle or the Pensacola Office at 850-433-1395.


Event Organizer
The Epilepsy Foundation of Florida

Event Contact Information:
URU Yoga
2400 Executive Plaza Road
Pensacola FL 32504
850-433-1395

Event Coordinator
Michelle

November 3, 2017   9:00 AM - 2:00 PM Eastern Time
 Lung Force Expo
LUNG FORCE Expo is designed for patients and healthcare professionals to learn more about the latest trends, resources and research surrounding lung cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma and other respiratory issues. Speakers from these fields will present current research on topics that have the greatest impact on those whose lives are touched by these conditions. Attend to get the most up-to-date information on these topics. Registration Fee: $10.00. Call or E-mail for more information.

Event Organizer
The Lung Association in Florida

Event Contact Information:
Signature Grand
6900 State Road 84
Davie FL 33317
954-524-4931

Event Coordinator
Andrew Cuddihy
andrew.cuddihy@lung.org

November 3, 2017   10:30 AM - 2:30 PM Eastern Time
 Lung Force Expo
The LUNG FORCE Expo is a program designed for patients, caregivers and healthcare providers to learn more about the latest trends, resources and research surrounding lung cancer, COPD and asthma. Speakers from a variety of fields will present current medical information on topics that have the most impact on those whose lives are touched by these conditions, as well as provide up-to-date medical information for healthcare professionals to help support patients. Registration fee is $15.00, increases to $20.00 on October 20, 2017. Call or E-mail for more information.

Event Organizer
American Lung Association in Florida

Event Contact Information:
Jacksonville Marriott
4670 Salisbury Road
Jacksonville FL 32256
904-520-7113

Event Coordinator
Kristal Bowen
kristal.bowen@lungse.org

November 3, 2017   6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Central Time
 "It's Harvest Time"
Bring a covered dish and canned good! Speaker and entertainment!

Event Organizer
Wallace Baptist Church

Event Contact Information:
Wallace Baptist Church
6601 Chumuckla Hwy
Pace FL


November 4, 2017   9:00 AM - 6:00 PM Eastern Time
 Transition Conference
In regards to the “Transition conference for special needs families: Fostering Functional Futures”, it is scheduled on November 4th of 2017 in The International Hotel at Doral. Miami, Fl. The conference will be an exciting opportunity for families to learn about planning for ongoing transitions their loved ones will experience as they grow up, and the services provided in the community. We Coach Foundation is hosting and organizing this event, making it free of charge for the families in the community.

Event Organizer
We Coach Foundation

Event Contact Information:
2505 NW 87 Ave
Doral FL 33172
786-350-8327
www.wecoachfoundation.com

Event Coordinator
Alicia Morgado
Aliciamorgado@wecoachfoundation.com

November 4, 2017   4:00 PM - : Eastern Time
 Lupus Foundation of Florida's Life without Lupus Walk Tampa Bay 2017
The Lupus Foundation of Florida is patient driven lupus organization working tirelessly to provide patients and families education and support while we work for a cure, and we welcome your participation for the 10th Annual Lupus Florida Walk. Registration and check in: 4:00 p.m., followed by the Walk and awards ceremony. There are no fees for individual walkers, as well as no fees to join a team, but a donation in any amount & registration is required. Call or E-mail for more information.

Event Organizer
The Lupus Foundation of Florida

Event Contact Information:
Crescent Lake Park
1320 Fifth Street North
St. Petersburg FL 33704
727-447-7075
info@lupusflorida.org

November 6, 2017   10:30 AM - 12:30 PM Eastern Time
 Social Security -- Not for Retirement Only
Learn about the Social Security benefits that are available for individuals with disabilities, such as Social Security Disability (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI), how to qualify for benefits, the application/interview process, and what the requirements are in order to continue collecting benefits.

The seminar is free and open to the community and is sponsored by Sunrise Dan Pearl Library. For more information, please call 954-370-2140.


Event Organizer
Sharlene Glassman, Program Manager, Joshua's Path at Goodman Jewish Family Services of Broward

Event Contact Information:
West Regional Library
8601 West Broward Boulevard
Plantation FL 33324

www.jfsbroward.org

November 7, 2017   2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Central Time
 Yes! Yoga Program - Healthy Lifestyle for Epilepsy
The Epilepsy Foundation of Florida is sponsoring a no cost yoga program for friends, family and supporters of Epilepsy and other Neurological disorders. Sessions will be offered every Tuesday and Thursday from 2:30-3:30 pm, June 15 thru November 30th.

Questions contact Michelle or the Pensacola Office at 850-433-1395.


Event Organizer
The Epilepsy Foundation of Florida

Event Contact Information:
URU Yoga
2400 Executive Plaza Road
Pensacola FL 32504
850-433-1395

Event Coordinator
Michelle

November 7, 2017   5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Eastern Time
 Challenger BASKETBALL
Let's play ball. Each week the team will warm up, do practice drills, and play a scrimmage game. Participants will develop new skills while learning the rules about basketball. LOCATION: Nova Community Center TIME: 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm on Tuesdays DATES: Nov. 7 - Dec. 19 AGES: 7 yrs. - adults COST: $26
for Ormond residents / $39 for non-residents. MUST REGISTER BEFORE Program BEGINS [Leisure Service Registration Office, 399 N. US Highway 1 in Ormond], OR online at www.ormondbeach.org


Event Organizer
City of Ormond Beach Leisure Services Dept. - Special populations Division

Event Contact Information:
Nova Community Center
440 N. Nova Road
Ormond Beach FL 32174
386-676-3252
www.ormondbeach.org

Event Coordinator
Lori Koplin
Lori.koplin@ormondbeach.org

November 9, 2017   2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Central Time
 Yes! Yoga Program - Healthy Lifestyle for Epilepsy
The Epilepsy Foundation of Florida is sponsoring a no cost yoga program for friends, family and supporters of Epilepsy and other Neurological disorders. Sessions will be offered every Tuesday and Thursday from 2:30-3:30 pm, June 15 thru November 30th.

Questions contact Michelle or the Pensacola Office at 850-433-1395.


Event Organizer
The Epilepsy Foundation of Florida

Event Contact Information:
URU Yoga
2400 Executive Plaza Road
Pensacola FL 32504
850-433-1395

Event Coordinator
Michelle

November 11, 2017   9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Central Time
 Bay Bluffs & Chimney Park Cleanups
Come join the Pensacola Scenic Hwy Foundation, Earth Ethics and Ocean Hour for a two-location clean-up on Scenic Hwy the second Saturday of every month. Location one is Bay Bluffs Park on Scenic Hwy at Summit Blvd. Second location is two miles north at Chimney Park on Scenic Hwy at Langley Ave. Buckets, grabbers, gloves and trash bags supplied. Dress for the weather and bring water, bug spray and sunscreen.

Event Contact Information:
Bay Bluffs Park
3400 Scenic Hwy
Pensacola FL 32503
850-207-9326
www.oceanhourfl.com
ocean-hourfl@gmail.com

November 11, 2017   10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Eastern Time
 Central Florida Access Life Expo
Expos are FREE events and feature boat rides, bank fishing, archery, kayaking, animals, art, crafts, games, food and more. Create for persons with disabilities and their families!

Event Organizer
Access-life

Event Contact Information:
PO Box 99
Altoona FL 32702
214-893-9056
access-life.com/cfl/

Event Coordinator
Doug and Leanne Goddard
doug@access-life.org

November 11, 2017   10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Eastern Time
 Challenger Learning Center Saturday Public Mission
Think you have what it takes to be an astronaut? Have you always wanted to go to the Moon or Mars or beyond? You can experience the next best thing to space travel at the Challenger Learning Center Space Mission Simulator. On the second Saturday of each month from 10am-12pm you will have the opportunity to be a part of a NASA mission.

Cost: $10 members and $15 non-members.


Event Organizer
Challenger Learning Center

Event Contact Information:
Challenger Learning Center
200 S. Duval Street
Tallahassee FL 32301
850-645-7772
www.challengerlh.com

Event Coordinator
Sarah Giebeig
sgiebeig@challengertlh.com

November 11, 2017   6:30 PM - 10:30 PM Eastern Time
 Turquoise Tango Affair
Join us for an unforgettable night of fun! Turquoise Tango Affair ball includes gourmet plated dinner, silent auctions, celebrity and professional tango dance competition with dancers from Dance Excellence. Individual Ticket: $150.00,
young professional ticket: $75 (limited amount, 35 and under.) Reservations required. Call or E-mail for more in information.


Event Organizer
American Lung Association Florida Chapter

Event Contact Information:
TPepin’s Hospitality Centre
4121 North 50th Street
Tampa FL 33610
813-712-2307
TampaBayEvents@Lung.org

November 14, 2017   2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Central Time
 Yes! Yoga Program - Healthy Lifestyle for Epilepsy
The Epilepsy Foundation of Florida is sponsoring a no cost yoga program for friends, family and supporters of Epilepsy and other Neurological disorders. Sessions will be offered every Tuesday and Thursday from 2:30-3:30 pm, June 15 thru November 30th.

Questions contact Michelle or the Pensacola Office at 850-433-1395.


Event Organizer
The Epilepsy Foundation of Florida

Event Contact Information:
URU Yoga
2400 Executive Plaza Road
Pensacola FL 32504
850-433-1395

Event Coordinator
Michelle

November 14, 2017   4:30 PM - 6:00 PM Eastern Time
 2017 Big Bend Hospice Gadsden Monthly Grief Support Group
Big Bend Hospice offers a free monthly grief support group on the second Tuesday of each month in its Quincy office. Starting on August 8, the group will feature a reading from the book by Sheryl Sandberg "Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience & Finding Joy". This book can help those grieving the loss of a spouse and those that have experienced other types of losses. Ms. Sandberg shares the story of how she suddenly lost her husband in 2016. It is a poignant account of her struggle and highlights building resilience and joy through the grief process. Books will be provided for group members.

Please call Pam Mason, Grief Support Counselor @ 850 671-6079 for more information and to register for the group.


Event Organizer
Big Bend Hospice

Event Contact Information:
Big Bend Hospice
105 North Jackson Street
Quincy FL
850-671-6079

Event Coordinator
Pam Mason

November 15, 2017   7:30 AM - : Central Time
 Bay County Audubon Bird Walk
Enjoy a leisurely morning walk around the trails of the Panama City Beach Conservation Park, Griffin Blvd, Panama City Beach, guided by the Bay County Audubon. Binoculars are available for these free events. Events are April 1st, Sept 23rd, and Nov 15th. For more information, call 850-258-4413.

Event Organizer
PCB Parks & Recreation Department

Event Contact Information:
Panama City Beach Conservation Park
Griffin Blvd.
Panama City Beach FL 32413
850-233-5045

November 16, 2017   2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Central Time
 Yes! Yoga Program - Healthy Lifestyle for Epilepsy
The Epilepsy Foundation of Florida is sponsoring a no cost yoga program for friends, family and supporters of Epilepsy and other Neurological disorders. Sessions will be offered every Tuesday and Thursday from 2:30-3:30 pm, June 15 thru November 30th.

Questions contact Michelle or the Pensacola Office at 850-433-1395.


Event Organizer
The Epilepsy Foundation of Florida

Event Contact Information:
URU Yoga
2400 Executive Plaza Road
Pensacola FL 32504
850-433-1395

Event Coordinator
Michelle

November 18, 2017   8:30 AM - 4:00 PM Eastern Time
 Family Care Council Florida
The Family Care Councils are a group of Governor-appointed volunteers who advocate for individuals with developmental disabilities and their families. The council’s primary functions are to:
• assist in providing information and outreach to self-advocates and families;
• review the effectiveness of the APD and make recommendations with respect to implementation;
• advise the APD administrators on the community and family support systems in their area; and
• meet and share information with other area FCCs.

The FCCs work closely together representing individuals with developmental disabilities and their families as a united voice. Through the Family Care Council Florida (FCCF), chairpersons or a representative of each council meets quarterly to educate and discuss common issues and concerns. Speakers are often invited to provide the FCCF with information on topics that affect individuals with developmental disabilities in Florida.


Event Organizer
Pauline Lipps, FCCF Chairperson

Event Contact Information:
Embassy Suites Orlando Airport
5835 T.G. Lee Boulevard
Orlando FL 32822
800-470-8101
www.fccflorida.org

Event Coordinator
Pauline Lipps
fccf@statewidefcc.onmicrosoft.com

November 18, 2017   8:30 AM - 4:00 PM Eastern Time
 Family Care Council Florida
The Family Care Councils are a group of Governor-appointed volunteers who advocate for individuals with developmental disabilities and their families. The council’s primary functions are to:
• assist in providing information and outreach to self-advocates and families;
• review the effectiveness of the APD and make recommendations with respect to implementation;
• advise the APD administrators on the community and family support systems in their area; and
• meet and share information with other area FCCs.

The FCCs work closely together representing individuals with developmental disabilities and their families as a united voice. Through the Family Care Council Florida (FCCF), chairpersons or a representative of each council meets quarterly to educate and discuss common issues and concerns. Speakers are often invited to provide the FCCF with information on topics that affect individuals with developmental disabilities in Florida.


Event Organizer
Pauline Lipps, FCCF Chairperson

Event Contact Information:
Embassy Suites Orlando Airport
5835 T.G. Lee Boulevard
Orlando FL 32822
800-470-8101
www.fccflorida.org

Event Coordinator
Pauline Lipps
fccf@statewidefcc.onmicrosoft.com

November 21, 2017   2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Central Time
 Yes! Yoga Program - Healthy Lifestyle for Epilepsy
The Epilepsy Foundation of Florida is sponsoring a no cost yoga program for friends, family and supporters of Epilepsy and other Neurological disorders. Sessions will be offered every Tuesday and Thursday from 2:30-3:30 pm, June 15 thru November 30th.

Questions contact Michelle or the Pensacola Office at 850-433-1395.


Event Organizer
The Epilepsy Foundation of Florida

Event Contact Information:
URU Yoga
2400 Executive Plaza Road
Pensacola FL 32504
850-433-1395

Event Coordinator
Michelle

November 23, 2017   2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Central Time
 Yes! Yoga Program - Healthy Lifestyle for Epilepsy
The Epilepsy Foundation of Florida is sponsoring a no cost yoga program for friends, family and supporters of Epilepsy and other Neurological disorders. Sessions will be offered every Tuesday and Thursday from 2:30-3:30 pm, June 15 thru November 30th.

Questions contact Michelle or the Pensacola Office at 850-433-1395.


Event Organizer
The Epilepsy Foundation of Florida

Event Contact Information:
URU Yoga
2400 Executive Plaza Road
Pensacola FL 32504
850-433-1395

Event Coordinator
Michelle

November 28, 2017   10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Eastern Time
 Circle of Parents Monthly Meetings
Join us on the last Tuesday of every month for our Parent Group Get-Together! Enjoy snacks, get great prizes, make new friends, let the kids play, and share parenting ideas!

Free food and transportation. Call us for a ride! Molly Clore at 850-888-6104 or your Healthy Start Coordinator.

Call Molly C


Event Organizer
Wakulla Florida Department of Health

Event Contact Information:
Florida Department of Health - Wakulla
48 Oak Street
Crawfordville FL
850-888-6104

Event Coordinator
Molly Clore

November 28, 2017   2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Central Time
 Yes! Yoga Program - Healthy Lifestyle for Epilepsy
The Epilepsy Foundation of Florida is sponsoring a no cost yoga program for friends, family and supporters of Epilepsy and other Neurological disorders. Sessions will be offered every Tuesday and Thursday from 2:30-3:30 pm, June 15 thru November 30th.

Questions contact Michelle or the Pensacola Office at 850-433-1395.


Event Organizer
The Epilepsy Foundation of Florida

Event Contact Information:
URU Yoga
2400 Executive Plaza Road
Pensacola FL 32504
850-433-1395

Event Coordinator
Michelle

November 30, 2017   2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Central Time
 Yes! Yoga Program - Healthy Lifestyle for Epilepsy
The Epilepsy Foundation of Florida is sponsoring a no cost yoga program for friends, family and supporters of Epilepsy and other Neurological disorders. Sessions will be offered every Tuesday and Thursday from 2:30-3:30 pm, June 15 thru November 30th.

Questions contact Michelle or the Pensacola Office at 850-433-1395.


Event Organizer
The Epilepsy Foundation of Florida

Event Contact Information:
URU Yoga
2400 Executive Plaza Road
Pensacola FL 32504
850-433-1395

Event Coordinator
Michelle

December 4, 2017   10:15 AM - 12:30 PM Eastern Time
 Legal Planning for the Future
Addresses the important aspects of legal planning for individuals with special needs, including guardianship, power of attorney, living wills, advanced directives and healthcare surrogacy.

The seminar is free and open to the community and is sponsored by Friends of Sunrise Dan Pearl Library. For more information, please call 954-370-2140.


Event Organizer
Sharlene Glassman, Program Manager, Joshua's Path at Goodman Jewish Family Services of Broward

Event Contact Information:
West Regional Library
8601 West Broward Boulevard
Plantation FL 33324

www.jfsbroward.org

December 7, 2017   6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Eastern Time
 Legal Services of North Florida & The Leon County Clerk's Office
An informational clinic describing the small claims process and the handling of landlord tenant disputes, how to file, and follow through. This is a great opportunity to meet with employees of the Leon County Clerk’s Office, a private lawyer, and county judge about information they need to process claims in the County Civil/Small Claims Division of the Leon County Clerk’s Office. No appointment is necessary and there is no fee. Contact John at john@lsnf.org for more details.

Event Organizer
Legal Services of North Florida, Inc.

Event Contact Information:
Leon County Courthouse Annex, Courtroom 1
1920 Thomasville Road
Tallahassee FL 32303


Event Coordinator
John
john@lsnf.org

December 8, 2017   6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Central Time
 "Santa Clause is Coming to Town!" Christmas Party
Ornament exchange, Christmas story, food and fun!

Event Organizer
Wallace Baptist Church

Event Contact Information:
Wallace Baptist Church
6601 Chumuckla Hwy
Pace FL


December 9, 2017   6:30 AM - : Eastern Time
 2017 Ride. Run. Roll to Defeat ALS
Test your strength. Push your limits. FIGHT ALS. Grab your friends and join us for this opportunity to be a part of Team Challenge ALS as we challenge ALS at the highest level. Must register and make minimum a donation, depending on which walk or bike ride you choose to participate in. The minimum registration fee is $30.00, maximum is $50.00; donations are between $150.00 and $250.00. Each walk and ride event has it's own start time. The earliest event begins at 7:30 a.m., thru 10:00 a.m. Call or E-mail for registration form and more information.

Event Organizer
The ALS Association

Event Contact Information:
Indian Rocks Beach
Indian Rocks Beach FL
813-637-9000
dklempner@alsafl.org

December 9, 2017   9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Central Time
 Bay Bluffs & Chimney Park Cleanups
Come join the Pensacola Scenic Hwy Foundation, Earth Ethics and Ocean Hour for a two-location clean-up on Scenic Hwy the second Saturday of every month. Location one is Bay Bluffs Park on Scenic Hwy at Summit Blvd. Second location is two miles north at Chimney Park on Scenic Hwy at Langley Ave. Buckets, grabbers, gloves and trash bags supplied. Dress for the weather and bring water, bug spray and sunscreen.

Event Contact Information:
Bay Bluffs Park
3400 Scenic Hwy
Pensacola FL 32503
850-207-9326
www.oceanhourfl.com
ocean-hourfl@gmail.com

December 9, 2017   10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Eastern Time
 Challenger Learning Center Saturday Public Mission
Think you have what it takes to be an astronaut? Have you always wanted to go to the Moon or Mars or beyond? You can experience the next best thing to space travel at the Challenger Learning Center Space Mission Simulator. On the second Saturday of each month from 10am-12pm you will have the opportunity to be a part of a NASA mission.

Cost: $10 members and $15 non-members.


Event Organizer
Challenger Learning Center

Event Contact Information:
Challenger Learning Center
200 S. Duval Street
Tallahassee FL 32301
850-645-7772
www.challengerlh.com

Event Coordinator
Sarah Giebeig
sgiebeig@challengertlh.com

December 12, 2017   4:30 PM - 6:00 PM Eastern Time
 2017 Big Bend Hospice Gadsden Monthly Grief Support Group
Big Bend Hospice offers a free monthly grief support group on the second Tuesday of each month in its Quincy office. Starting on August 8, the group will feature a reading from the book by Sheryl Sandberg "Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience & Finding Joy". This book can help those grieving the loss of a spouse and those that have experienced other types of losses. Ms. Sandberg shares the story of how she suddenly lost her husband in 2016. It is a poignant account of her struggle and highlights building resilience and joy through the grief process. Books will be provided for group members.

Please call Pam Mason, Grief Support Counselor @ 850 671-6079 for more information and to register for the group.


Event Organizer
Big Bend Hospice

Event Contact Information:
Big Bend Hospice
105 North Jackson Street
Quincy FL
850-671-6079

Event Coordinator
Pam Mason

December 26, 2017   10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Eastern Time
 Circle of Parents Monthly Meetings
Join us on the last Tuesday of every month for our Parent Group Get-Together! Enjoy snacks, get great prizes, make new friends, let the kids play, and share parenting ideas!

Free food and transportation. Call us for a ride! Molly Clore at 850-888-6104 or your Healthy Start Coordinator.

Call Molly C


Event Organizer
Wakulla Florida Department of Health

Event Contact Information:
Florida Department of Health - Wakulla
48 Oak Street
Crawfordville FL
850-888-6104

Event Coordinator
Molly Clore

January 8, 2018   10:30 AM - 12:30 PM Eastern Time
 Financial Planning for the Future
Addresses the important aspects of financial and estate planning for individuals with special needs, including special needs trusts, letters of intent, beneficiary designation, benefits of using a financial planner, and how to find an experienced and honest financial professional to address your specific needs.

The seminar is free and open to the community and is sponsored by Friends of Sunrise Dan Pearl Library. For more information, please call 954-370-2140.


Event Organizer
Sharlene Glassman, Program Manager, Joshua's Path at Goodman Jewish Family Services of Broward

Event Contact Information:
West Regional Library
8601 West Broward Boulevard
Plantation FL 33324

www.jfsbroward.org

January 12, 2018   8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Eastern Time
 25th Annual CARD Conference on Autism Spectrum Disorder
We’ve come a long way in 25 years of supporting those with autism and related disabilities. Join us, as we explore what the future holds.

The CARD Conference provides access to evidence based information that promotes best practices in education, early intervention and quality community based life-styles for individuals with autism, deaf-blindness, and related disabilities.


Event Organizer
CARD, PEPSA, FAU

Event Contact Information:
Conference Hotel: TradeWinds Island Resort
5500 Gulf Blvd
St Pete Beach FL 33706
813-974-2011
card-usf.fmhi.usf.edu/cardconference/index.html

January 13, 2018   8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Eastern Time
 25th Annual CARD Conference on Autism Spectrum Disorder
We’ve come a long way in 25 years of supporting those with autism and related disabilities. Join us, as we explore what the future holds.

The CARD Conference provides access to evidence based information that promotes best practices in education, early intervention and quality community based life-styles for individuals with autism, deaf-blindness, and related disabilities.


Event Organizer
CARD, PEPSA, FAU

Event Contact Information:
Conference Hotel: TradeWinds Island Resort
5500 Gulf Blvd
St Pete Beach FL 33706
813-974-2011
card-usf.fmhi.usf.edu/cardconference/index.html

January 14, 2018   8:00 AM - 12:30 PM Eastern Time
 25th Annual CARD Conference on Autism Spectrum Disorder
We’ve come a long way in 25 years of supporting those with autism and related disabilities. Join us, as we explore what the future holds.

The CARD Conference provides access to evidence based information that promotes best practices in education, early intervention and quality community based life-styles for individuals with autism, deaf-blindness, and related disabilities.


Event Organizer
CARD, PEPSA, FAU

Event Contact Information:
Conference Hotel: TradeWinds Island Resort
5500 Gulf Blvd
St Pete Beach FL 33706
813-974-2011
card-usf.fmhi.usf.edu/cardconference/index.html

February 5, 2018   10:30 AM - 12:30 PM Eastern Time
 Identifying & Preventing Abuse of Persons with Disabilities
Educates caregivers on the warning signs of abuse, neglect and exploitation, and offers strategies on how to initiate successful discussion of abuse recognition and prevention with their children.

The seminar is free and open to the community and is sponsored by Friends of Sunrise Dan Pearl Library. For more information, please call 954-370-2140.


Event Organizer
Sharlene Glassman, Program Manager, Joshua's Path at Goodman Jewish Family Services of Broward

Event Contact Information:
Sunrise Dan Pearl Library
10500 West Oakland Park Boulevard
Sunrise FL 33351

www.jfsbroward.org

February 13, 2018   6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Eastern Time
 CPR/First Aid
Learn How! Learn Now! CPR and First Aid classes will be available August 8, October 17, and February 13 from 6-8 pm. Classes are $25. Must register at least 24 hours in advance. Checks/cash accepted. Check should be made payable to: WCCY. For INFO & REGISTRATION call 850-745-6042.

SPACE IS LIMITED - REGISTER NOW!


Event Contact Information:
Wakulla One Stop Community Center
318 Shadeville Road
Crawfordville FL
850-745-6042

March 5, 2018   10:30 AM - 12:30 PM Eastern Time
 Residential Options
Explores the various residential options available for special needs, including independent living skills training, group homes, supported living, assisted living and intermediate care facilities.

The seminar is free and open to the community and is sponsored by Friends of Sunrise Dan Pearl Library. For more information, please call 954-370-2140.


Event Organizer
Sharlene Glassman, Program Manager, Joshua's Path at Goodman Jewish Family Services of Broward

Event Contact Information:
Sunrise Dan Pearl Library
10500 West Oakland Park Boulevard
Sunrise FL 33351

www.jfsbroward.org

April 9, 2018   10:30 AM - 12:30 PM Eastern Time
 Vocational Training & Adult Day Programs
Provides information regarding vocational rehabilitation, supported employment, sheltered workshops, post-secondary training and adult day programs.

The seminar is free and open to the community and is sponsored by Friends of Sunrise Dan Pearl Library. For more information, please call 954-370-2140.


Event Organizer
Sharlene Glassman, Program Manager, Joshua's Path at Goodman Jewish Family Services of Broward

Event Contact Information:
Sunrise Dan Pearl Library
10500 West Oakland Park Boulevard
Sunrise FL 33351

www.jfsbroward.org

May 7, 2018   10:30 AM - 12:30 PM Eastern Time
 Navigating the Mental Health System
Offers guidance to families with locating appropriate resources, navigating community health settings and managing challenges presented by loved ones with disabilities.

The seminar is free and open to the community and is sponsored by Friends of Sunrise Dan Pearl Library.


Event Organizer
Joshua's Path at Goodman Jewish Family Services of Broward

Event Contact Information:
West Regional Library
8601 West Broward Boulevard
Plantation FL 33324

www.jfsbroward.org