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June 25, 2022   9:00 AM - 2:00 PM Central Time
 Sensory Street
Walk through the doors of Sensory Street and enter the world of autism, right here in Downtown Pensacola's Museum of Commerce. Travel along the Museum's indoor streetscape through the various sensory stations, each one offering an activity related to behaviors associated with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Event Organizer
Autism Pensacola/Pensacola Historic Museum of Commerce

Event Contact Information:
Pensacola Historic Museum of Commerce
201 E. Zaragoza Street
Pensacola FL 32502
850-595-5985
autismpensacola.org/sensorystreet

June 25, 2022   6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Eastern Time
 Career Fair - Turning Disabilities Into PossAbilities!
A career fair designed to connect talented, differently-abled job candidates with forward-thinking, small-to-medium businesses in the Jacksonville Area.

Event Organizer
PossAbilities Plus

Event Contact Information:
Shine Massage
353 6th Avenue South
Jacksonville Beach FL 32233
904-472-8371
www.possabilitiesplus.com/

Event Coordinator
Susan Peters
PossAbilitiesPlus@gmail.com

June 25, 2022   7:00 PM - 10:00 PM Eastern Time
 2022 Sundown Summer Concert Series
Tallahassee Downtown is pleased to announce the 2022 Sundown Summer Concert Series at Cascades Park. The event is a series of FREE public concerts held throughout the summer. We have a fantastic lineup of local and regional performers covering a diverse range of music.

There will be tons of family-friendly activities, local food and craft vendors so bring the entire family out for a fun-filled evening! Below is the schedule of bands that will be performing each evening:

5/28 Tallahassee Nights Live
6/25 The Lee Boys w/JB's Zydeco Zoo
7/23 Banditos w/Two Foot Level
8/27 Lil Grizzly w/Country Westerns
9/17 New 76ers w/Common Taters
10/22 The Filthy Six w/Tocamos Mas
11/26 Revival


Event Organizer
Tallahassee Downtown

Event Contact Information:
Cascades Park
1001 S. Gadsden St
Tallahassee FL 32301
850-891-3866

June 26, 2022   10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Eastern Time
 Sunshine Sundays
Sunshine Sunday is a special monthly event for children with special needs and their caregivers. Come explore the Museum with lights and sounds turned down and sensory adapted tools, special programs, and community resources at your fingertips. It’s during this time that children and their families can experience the Museum and unite with others on a similar journey. We are proud to offer an addition to Sunshine Sunday called Sunshine Squad. This is a sensory-friendly opportunity for tweens and teens to practice their social skills by playing games, interacting with others their age and those on a similar journey. Sunshine Squad includes sensory-friendly tools and resources, curated games and activities, and staff trained by the Center for Autism & Related Disabilities.

$5 entry per person, free for members.


Event Organizer
Glazer Children's Museum

Event Contact Information:
Glazer Children's Museum
110 W Gasparilla Plaza
Tampa FL 33601
813-443-3861
glazermuseum.org/accessibility
education@glazermuseum.org

June 26, 2022   6:00 PM - : Central Time
 Blues Angel Music's Blues On The Bay Free Concert Series
Pack your coolers, bring your lawn chairs and join us at the Hunter Amphitheater for the Blues Angel Music Blues on the Bay Concert Series.
Enjoy a cool breeze off the bay while dancing and listening to some of the region's best musical talent. Concerts begin at 6 pm and are free and open to the public.

2022 CONCERT DATES
May 8 - Platinum Premier Band
May 22 - Nobius
June 12- Not Quite Fab
June 26 - Still Standing
July 10 - Classic June
July 24 - Goldmine
August 7- Reunion Band
August 21 - Modern Eldorados


Event Organizer
City of Pensacola's Parks & Recreation

Event Contact Information:
Community Maritime Park Hunter Amphitheater
301 W. Main Street
Pensacola FL 32502
850-436-5670

June 26, 2022   8:00 PM - 9:30 PM Central Time
 Sunday Cinema The Village of Baytowne Wharf
Grab a lawn chair or blanket and cozy up on the Events Plaza Lawn for a featured film on the big screen! Movie starts at 8pm. Cost: Free!

Tonight's Feature: Luca


Event Organizer
Village of Baytowne Wharf

Event Contact Information:
The Village of Baytowne Wharf
9100 Baytowne Wharf
Miramar Beach FL 32550

www.facebook.com

June 27, 2022   9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Central Time
 Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge Summer Day Camp
For nature-loving kids ages 8 to 13. Campers will learn about native wildlife, marine ecosystems, wildlife rehabilitation, and more while having fun and getting to see our animal ambassadors up close and personal! The registration fee includes a t-shirt, reusable water bottle and all camp supplies.
Week long camps: $300 each and Single day camps: $75 each.

For more information and registration visit www.emeralcoastwildliferefuge.org/summer-camps or call 850-684-1485.


Event Organizer
Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge

Event Contact Information:
Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge Summer Day Camp
3051 Cloptons Circle
Navarre FL 32566
850-684-1485
www.emeraldcoastwildliferefuge.org/summer-camps

Event Coordinator
Crystie Baker
crystie@emeraldcoastwildliferefuge.org

June 27, 2022   9:00 AM - : Central Time
 CareerSource Summer Youth Employment Program
Are you between the ages of 14 and 18? This program could be for you! It is for 3 weeks and will offer $750 cash incentives!

What to expect and topics the program will cover:
• Two weeks of Employment Readiness workshops including a CPR and SafeStaff Certification
• One week of Paid Internships in a variety of industry sectors
• Employment readiness workshops
• Labor Market Information
• Resume Basics

Call or text us now. To schedule your interview, please ask for Brandon Elkins at 850-520-5990 or text 850-428-6275. Prescreening begins April 4th.


Event Organizer
CareerSource Okaloosa County

Event Contact Information:
CareerSource Okaloosa | Walton
1446 Commerce Drive
Crestview FL


June 27, 2022   12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Central Time
 Meals for Youths Program
West Florida Public Libraries will be serving free lunch for youth 18 years of age and younger* at all library locations from Wednesday, May 25 to Tuesday, August 9. This program is sponsored by Feeding the Gulf Coast.
*Disabled individuals 19 years of age and older who participate in a public or private non-profit school program during the school year are also eligible to receive meals.


Event Organizer
Feeding the Gulf Coast

Event Contact Information:
Tryon Library
1200 Langley Ave
Pensacola FL 32504
850-471-6980

June 27, 2022   4:00 PM - 8:00 PM Eastern Time
 Monday Night Family Sk8 Mania
$4 admission
$4 skate rental

Every Monday night


Event Organizer
Skate World

Event Contact Information:
Skate World
2563 Capital Circle NE
Tallahassee FL

skateworld1.com

June 27, 2022   7:00 PM - 10:00 PM Central Time
 Silent Disco at HarborWalk Village
Dance to your own beat with a silent disco experience in front of the Main Stage every Monday throughout the Summer! Sanitized headphones provided. Cost: Free. On-site parking is $10.

Event Organizer
HarborWalk Village

Event Contact Information:
HarborWalk Village
34 Harbor Blvd.
Destin FL 32541
850-424-0600
www.facebook.com
info@harborwalkvillage.com

June 28, 2022   9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Central Time
 Money Managing 101
Mike Wimmer, USMC Retired will host this course the last Tuesday of every month. The topics that will be covered:
• Budgeting
• Debt Management
• Tips for Saving Money

Call to register!


Event Organizer
Mike Wimmer, USMC Retired/CareerSource Escarosa

Event Contact Information:
CareerSource Escarosa
6913 N. 9th Avenue - Training Room D
Pensacola FL 32504
850-607-8700

June 28, 2022   10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Central Time
 Workforce Empowerment Summit
Join us for a non-traditional job fair for the following industries: construction, technical, healthcare, hospitality, financial services and education! Register for free at www.pensacolachamber.com. For more information email qbreaux@pensacolachamber.com.

Event Organizer
CareerSource Escarosa

Event Contact Information:
CareeerSource Escarosa
6913 N. 9th Ave
Pensacola FL


June 28, 2022   12:00 PM - 9:00 PM Eastern Time
 Terrific Tuesdays at CMX Cinemas
Every Tuesday. All Seats, All Shows, All Day, All Ages. Cost: $5.

Event Organizer
CMX Cinemas

Event Contact Information:
CMX Cinemas
147 Vermillion Blvd.
Tallahassee FL 32317

www.cmxcinemas.com/locationdetail/CMX-FALLSCHASE

June 28, 2022   6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Eastern Time
 Raising Black African American Children with Autism
A support group supporting parents and guardians of Black African American children with autism to support, encourage, and be a resource on issues related to autism and the Black African American community.

Event Organizer
FAU Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (CARD)

Event Contact Information:
Zoom
FL
561-212-4930

Event Coordinator
Robin Jones
robinjones@fau.edu

June 28, 2022   7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Central Time
 Panama City Beach Summer Concert Series
Join the City of Panama City Beach for free concerts at Aaron Bessant Park, every Tuesday night. Bring a blanket or a chair and enjoy the live music with the whole family! Dogs are always welcome but must be leashed at all times and picked up after. Food and drinks are available for purchase from local food vendors. Cost: Free!

Schedule:
June 7th - Anthony Peebles, Alternative
June 14th - Wilderness, Indie Rock
June 21st - Heat and The Zydeco Gents, New Orleans Rhythm
June 28th - Kris Lager Band, Heavy Soul


Event Organizer
Panama City Beach Parks & Recreation

Event Contact Information:
Aaron Bessant Park
500 W. Park Drive
Panama City Beach FL


June 29, 2022   8:00 AM - 12:45 PM Central Time
 Summer Breakspot
Summer BreakSpot offers balanced breakfasts, lunches, snacks or dinners at no cost for kids 18 and under. Meals will be served on site, at no cost, at places like parks, libraries, schools and churches.

Find a location near you by texting the word “Food” or “Comida” to 304-304. For questions, contact Stevie Thomas at 850-554-9129.


Event Organizer
Santa Rosa County District Schools

Event Contact Information:
Pace High School
4065 Norris Rd
Pace FL 32571

www.summberbreakspot.org

June 29, 2022   10:00 AM - : Central Time
 Sea Creature Craft Day: Panama City Beach Library
Have fun designing Octopus, Turtle, and Jellyfish crafts! Children's "Oceans of Possibilities" Summer Program.

Event Organizer
Panama City Beach Public Library

Event Contact Information:
Panama City Beach Public Library
12500 Hutchison Blvd
Panama City Beach FL 32407
850-233-5055

June 29, 2022   5:30 PM - : Eastern Time
 Play & Sing Music at GentleHands
Play and Sing Music blends motor skills, movement, and sign language in routines teaching about emotions, body parts, animals, colors, and more in singing and playing with instruments.

Cost: $15. Class size is limited, pre-registration is required. Music class is available on Tuesday & Thursday @ 930AM & Wednesday Evenings @ 530PM.


Event Organizer
GentleHands Tallahassee Playspace

Event Contact Information:
GentleHands Tallahassee Playspace
6615 Mahan Drive
Tallahassee FL
850-900-5894
gentlehandsTallahassee.as.me

Event Coordinator
Alicia
alicia@gentlehandstallahassee.com

June 29, 2022   5:30 PM - : Central Time
 Walk It Out Wednesday, Panama City
Clients aged 15 and up are invited to join us for a weekly fitness walk at Tommy Oliver Stadium. A quick lesson about fitness and activity will be offered, and then we will walk the track for 30 minutes. So join us and get those steps in! Parents of minors will be required to remain on site and are welcome to participate.

These walks will run at 5:30 pm each evening for six weeks.
Register here: https://app.smartsheet.com/.../61bb6908136f4433948297e705...


Event Organizer
FSU CARD (Center for Autism & Related Disabilities)

Event Contact Information:
Tommy Oliver Stadium
351 E. 13th Street, #399
Panama City FL 32401
850-215-4332

Event Coordinator
Crystal Grey-Hewitt

June 30, 2022   11:00 AM - 2:00 PM Central Time
 Family Summer Blast
Join us at East Milton Park to celebrate the summer! There will be plenty of activities for the children. We will have:
• Games & Bounce House
• Pizza and Snacks
• Face painting
• Arts & Crafts
Looking forward to seeing you!


Event Organizer
Santa Rosa Service Center/FamiliesFirst Network of Lakeview

Event Contact Information:
East Milton Park
8604 Bobby Brown Rd
Milton FL 32583


June 30, 2022   1:00 PM - 2:15 PM Central Time
 Sacred Heart Parent Empowerment Sessions - Building Cooperation
The parent empowerment series includes interactive courses on a variety of topics intended for families of children with autism. This interactive session reviews the topic of 7 Steps to Successful Parenting: Increasing Cooperation While Building Better Relationships created by Robert Shramm, MA, BCBA.

Cost: $10 per person per session. Registration is required in advance. For more information and to register for sessions, please visit https://ascension-fl.regfox.com/parent-empowerment.


Event Organizer
Sacred Heart Autism Center

Event Contact Information:
Holm Elementary School
6101 Lanier Street
Pensacola FL 32504

ascension-fl.regfox.com/parent-empowerment.

June 30, 2022   1:00 PM - 2:15 PM Central Time
 Parent Empowerment Session: Building Cooperation
This interactive session reviews the topic of 7 Steps to Successful Parenting: Increasing Cooperation While Building Better Relationships created by Robert Shramm, MA, BCBA. Families will have the opportunity to learn and discuss this method and how it may help reduce battles and increase cooperation in the household.

Registration is required in advance. Cost: $10 per person per session. For more information and to register for sessions, please visit https://ascension-fl.regfox.com/parent-empowerment. For further questions, contact Jennifer Findley, MSW, BCBA at 850-416-4681.


Event Organizer
Jennifer Findley, MSW, BCBA/Autism Center, Ascension Sacred Heart

Event Contact Information:
Holm Elementary Campus
6101 Lanier Drive
Pensacola FL
850-416-4681

Event Coordinator
Jennifer Findley

July 1, 2022   7:00 AM - 9:00 PM Central Time
 Youth Summer Wheels Program
Looking for adventure this summer? Explore the area and let ECAT be your wheels. Pick up an exclusive Summer Wheels Pass and ride unlimited all summer! Pass is good for 3 months. Anyone 18 and under is eligible. Proof of ID required.

Call ECAT at 850-595-3228 or visit www.GoECAT.com.


Event Organizer
Escambia County Area Transit (ECAT)

Event Contact Information:
Escambia County Area Transit
1515 W. Fairfield Drive
Pensacola FL
850-595-3228
www.GoECAT.com

July 1, 2022   12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Eastern Time
 Free Lunch at Maclay Gardens
Maclay Gardens State Park is partnering with Second Harvest of the Big Bend to offer FREE nutritious sack lunches to kids and teens through the Summer BreakSpot program. Join us every Friday in July at 12pm for an educational program and lunch at the Recreation Area. Parents must stay with children while they eat. No registration is required, and all park admission fees are waived.

Event Organizer
Maclay Gardens and Second Harvest of the Big Bend

Event Contact Information:
Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park
3540 Thomasville Rd
Tallahassee FL 32309
850-666-2078
www.summerbreakspot.org

Event Coordinator
Anna Hopkins
anna.e.hopkins@floridadep.gov

July 1, 2022   5:30 PM - : Central Time
 Beach Bonfires at Royal Palm Grille
Join us every Friday all year long! Located at The Beach Bar at Royal Palm Grille beginning at Sunset. Chairs are provided at a distance. No outside food or drinks please! Smore's, Drink Specials and full menu available including sushi, sandwiches and more.

Come Hang Out with Us! Everyone is Welcome! Cost: Free Admission.


Event Organizer
Royal Palm Grille

Event Contact Information:
Royal Palm Grille
1096 Scenic Gulf Drive
Miramar Beach FL 32550
850-424-7300

July 2, 2022   8:00 AM - 9:30 AM Eastern Time
 Day of Discovery ZooTampa
ZooTampa, in partnerships with the Center for Autism & Related Disabilities (C.A.R.D.) at the University of South Florida, is hosting a Day of Discovery sponsored by the Lowry Murphey Family Foundation Inc.

This low-sensory morning is tailored for the enjoyment of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families. Come experience the Zoo, offering unique programming, animal encounters, exploration, and learning.

During this early morning event, the entire Zoo is open for exploring, including engaging conservation education stations at the African penguin and gharial habitats! Admission is $5 per person and must be purchased online in advance. Day of Discovery is free for ZooTampa members.

The event starts at 8:00 AM and concludes at 9:30 AM


Event Organizer
ZooTampa at Lowry Park

Event Contact Information:
1101 W. SLIGH AVENUE
Tampa FL 33604
813-935-8552
zootampa.org/day-of-discovery

July 2, 2022   11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Eastern Time
 Midtown Reader Kidtown
Please join us at Kidtown Readers for Story & Craft Hour - every Saturday from 11:00 am to Noon. There are always exciting stories and fun things to make...and sometimes there are surprises! Open to children of all ages! Cost: Free!

Event Organizer
Midtown Reader Kidtown

Event Contact Information:
Kidtown Readers
1123 Thomasville Rd
Tallahassee FL 32303
813-758-1041
midtownreader.com

Event Coordinator
Caylee Wilson
caylee@midtownreader.com

July 3, 2022   9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Central Time
 Free Yoga in the Park
Free one-hour yoga classes will be held in Bayview or Community Maritime Parks on the first Sunday of each month throughout 2022. Open to all ages and levels of experience, and features certified instructors.

Event Organizer
Breathe Yoga and Wellness Center/Play Pensacola Parks and Recreation

Event Contact Information:
Community Maritime Park
301 W. Main Street
Pensacola FL 32502


July 3, 2022   5:00 PM - : Central Time
 Marianna's 12th Annual Independence Day Celebration
Bring the entire family out to help us celebrate Marianna's Independence Day Celebration! The festival starts at 5pm finished by fireworks at 8:45.

Event Organizer
City of Marianna and Main Street Marianna

Event Contact Information:
Mere Sports Complex
Marianna FL


July 3, 2022   8:00 PM - 9:30 PM Central Time
 Sunday Cinema The Village of Baytowne Wharf
Grab a lawn chair or blanket and cozy up on the Events Plaza Lawn for a featured film on the big screen! Movie starts at 8pm. Cost: Free!

Tonight's Feature: Zootopia


Event Organizer
Village of Baytowne Wharf

Event Contact Information:
The Village of Baytowne Wharf
9100 Baytowne Wharf
Miramar Beach FL 32550

www.facebook.com

July 4, 2022   2:00 PM - 9:30 PM Central Time
 Sertoma 45th Annual 4th of July Celebration
Come out for the "Largest Fireworks Display on the Gulf Coast"! The fun begins at 2pm and doesn't end until the fireworks are finished! Start the day with live music and lots of food options for guests. Come out with your blankets and lawn chairs and get ready for a fantastic view over the Pensacola Bay!

Event Organizer
City of Penscola

Event Contact Information:
Bartram Park
211 Bayfront Pkwy
Pensacola FL 32502


July 4, 2022   4:00 PM - 8:00 PM Eastern Time
 Monday Night Family Sk8 Mania
$4 admission
$4 skate rental

Every Monday night


Event Organizer
Skate World

Event Contact Information:
Skate World
2563 Capital Circle NE
Tallahassee FL

skateworld1.com

July 4, 2022   7:00 PM - 10:00 PM Central Time
 Silent Disco at HarborWalk Village
Dance to your own beat with a silent disco experience in front of the Main Stage every Monday throughout the Summer! Sanitized headphones provided. Cost: Free. On-site parking is $10.

Event Organizer
HarborWalk Village

Event Contact Information:
HarborWalk Village
34 Harbor Blvd.
Destin FL 32541
850-424-0600
www.facebook.com
info@harborwalkvillage.com

July 5, 2022   11:00 AM - 11:30 AM Central Time
 Summer Breakspot
Summer BreakSpot offers balanced breakfasts, lunches, snacks or dinners at no cost for kids 18 and under. Meals will be served on site, at no cost, at places like parks, libraries, schools and churches.

Find a location near you by texting the word “Food” or “Comida” to 304-304. For questions, contact Stevie Thomas at 850-554-9129.


Event Organizer
Santa Rosa County District Schools

Event Contact Information:
Florida Town Park
3900 Floridatown Rd
Pace FL 32571

www.summberbreakspot.org

July 5, 2022   11:45 AM - 12:15 PM Central Time
 Summer Breakspot
Summer BreakSpot offers balanced breakfasts, lunches, snacks or dinners at no cost for kids 18 and under. Meals will be served on site, at no cost, at places like parks, libraries, schools and churches.

Find a location near you by texting the word “Food” or “Comida” to 304-304. For questions, contact Stevie Thomas at 850-554-9129.


Event Organizer
Santa Rosa County District Schools

Event Contact Information:
Bell Ridge Apartments
4933 Bell Ridge Ln
Pace FL 32571

www.summberbreakspot.org

July 5, 2022   7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Central Time
 Panama City Beach Summer Concert Series
Join the City of Panama City Beach for free concerts at Aaron Bessant Park, every Tuesday night. Bring a blanket or a chair and enjoy the live music with the whole family! Dogs are always welcome but must be leashed at all times and picked up after. Food and drinks are available for purchase from local food vendors. Cost: Free!

Schedule:
Jul 5th Fox Royale, Indie Rock
Jul 12th Will Thompson Band, Country
Jul 19th Anne Cline, Alternative Pop
Jul 26th Bonn E. Maiy Americana


Event Organizer
Panama City Beach Parks & Recreation

Event Contact Information:
Aaron Bessant Park
500 W. Park Drive
Panama City Beach FL


July 5, 2022   7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Eastern Time
 Across The Spectrum: Parent Support Group
No parent should feel alone in their journey of raising a child with autism. It’s tough to care for them, teach them, advocate for them, fight for them, all while taking care of ourselves at the same time. Our kids don’t come with a special manual or born to parents who have a certain set of skills. We learn as we go. Sometimes we figure things out fairly quickly, and sometimes it takes years of hard work and perspiration. If we try to do it all alone, or feel that we’ve been abandoned by those we once counted on, life can easily begin to feel as though it’s impossible. Join our support group and chat with other parents who can offer advice or support and help others by sharing your own knowledge and experience. Every first Tuesday of the month.

Event Organizer
Autism Society of Florida

Event Contact Information:
Virtual
FL
407-207-3388
www.autismfl.org/support-group
info@autismfl.org

July 6, 2022   7:00 AM - 1:00 PM Central Time
 Summer BreakSpot
Summer BreakSpot offers balanced breakfasts, lunches, snacks or dinners at no cost for kids 18 and under. Meals will be served on site, at no cost, at places like parks, libraries, schools and churches.

Find a location near you by texting the word “Food” or “Comida” to 304-304. For questions, contact Stevie Thomas at 850-554-9129.


Event Organizer
Santa Rosa County District Schools

Event Contact Information:
Milton High School
5445 Stewart St
Milton FL 32570


July 6, 2022   11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Central Time
 Summer BreakSpot
Summer BreakSpot offers balanced breakfasts, lunches, snacks or dinners at no cost for kids 18 and under. Meals will be served on site, at no cost, at places like parks, libraries, schools and churches.

Find a location near you by texting the word “Food” or “Comida” to 304-304. For questions, contact Stevie Thomas at 850-554-9129.


Event Organizer
Santa Rosa County District Schools

Event Contact Information:
Carpenters Park
Munson Hwy
Milton FL 32570


July 7, 2022   1:00 PM - 2:15 PM Central Time
 Parent Powerment Session: Increasing Self-Regulation Skills
This interactive session reviews the topic of self-regulation including why it's important, how it develops, and how caregivers can help promote these skills in the home setting.

Registration is required in advance. Cost: $10 per person per session. For more information and to register for sessions, please visit https://ascension-fl.regfox.com/parent-empowerment. For further questions, contact Jennifer Findley, MSW, BCBA at 850-416-4681.


Event Organizer
Jennifer Findley, MSW, BCBA, Autism Center, Ascension Sacred Heart

Event Contact Information:
Holm Elementary Campus
6101 Lanier Drive
Pensacola FL
850-416-4681

Event Coordinator
Jennifer Findley, MSW, BCBA

July 7, 2022   1:00 PM - 2:15 PM Central Time
 Sacred Heart Parent Empowerment Sessions-Increasing Self-Regulation Skills
The parent empowerment series includes interactive courses on a variety of topics intended for families of children with autism. This interactive session reviews the topic of self-regulation including why it's important, how it develops, and how caregivers can help promote these skills in the home setting.

Cost: $10 per person per session. Registration is required in advance. For more information and to register for sessions, please visit https://ascension-fl.regfox.com/parent-empowerment.


Event Organizer
Sacred Heart Autism Center

Event Contact Information:
Holm Elementary School
6101 Lanier Drive
Pensacola FL 32504

ascension-fl.regfox.com/parent-empowerment

July 7, 2022   6:30 PM - 7:15 PM Central Time
 Jesus Cares Worship at the Cross
Worship for anyone with special needs or cognitive impairments. We want to provide a welcoming, accepting, safe environment for families and individuals who feel left out of typical worship opportunities, are uncomfortable in crowds, or for whatever reason don't feel the Sunday worship time is for them. We want to serve you!

Worship will be highly visual, make use of rhythm instruments, and have a simplified Christ centered message. See risensaviorchurch.org/jesus-cares/ for more information or to let us know you're coming.


Event Organizer
Risen Savior Luthern Church

Event Contact Information:
Risen Savior Lutheran Church
9664 Navarre Pkwy
Navarre FL 32566

www.risensaviorchurch.org/jesus-cares/

Event Coordinator
Pastor Craig Born

July 8, 2022   9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Central Time
 Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge Summer Day Camp
For nature-loving kids ages 8 to 13. Campers will learn about native wildlife, marine ecosystems, wildlife rehabilitation, and more while having fun and getting to see our animal ambassadors up close and personal! The registration fee includes a t-shirt, reusable water bottle and all camp supplies.
Week long camps: $300 each and Single day camps: $75 each.

For more information and registration visit www.emeralcoastwildliferefuge.org/summer-camps or call 850-684-1485.


Event Organizer
Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge

Event Contact Information:
Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge Summer Day Camp
3051 Cloptons Circle
Navarre FL 32566
850-684-1485
www.emeraldcoastwildliferefuge.org/summer-camps

Event Coordinator
Crystie Baker
crystie@emeraldcoastwildliferefuge.org

July 8, 2022   11:00 AM - 11:30 AM Central Time
 Creature Features at Emerald Coast Science Center
June 1 through September 2, stop by Wednesday through Friday at 11 a.m. to get an up-close encounter with a few of our critters. We have over 35 exotic animals that call the center home.

General admission pricing: $12 adults/$10 seniors/$10 kids/Kids 2 and under are free.


Event Organizer
Emerald Coast Science Center

Event Contact Information:
Emerald Coast Science Center
31 SW Memorial Pkwy
Fort Walton Beach FL 32548
850-664-1261
ecscience.org

July 8, 2022   12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Eastern Time
 Free Lunch at Maclay Gardens
Maclay Gardens State Park is partnering with Second Harvest of the Big Bend to offer FREE nutritious sack lunches to kids and teens through the Summer BreakSpot program. Join us every Friday in July at 12pm for an educational program and lunch at the Recreation Area. Parents must stay with children while they eat. No registration is required, and all park admission fees are waived.

Event Organizer
Maclay Gardens and Second Harvest of the Big Bend

Event Contact Information:
Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park
3540 Thomasville Rd
Tallahassee FL 32309
850-666-2078
www.summerbreakspot.org

Event Coordinator
Anna Hopkins
anna.e.hopkins@floridadep.gov

July 8, 2022   5:30 PM - : Central Time
 Beach Bonfires at Royal Palm Grille
Join us every Friday all year long! Located at The Beach Bar at Royal Palm Grille beginning at Sunset. Chairs are provided at a distance. No outside food or drinks please! Smore's, Drink Specials and full menu available including sushi, sandwiches and more.

Come Hang Out with Us! Everyone is Welcome! Cost: Free Admission.


Event Organizer
Royal Palm Grille

Event Contact Information:
Royal Palm Grille
1096 Scenic Gulf Drive
Miramar Beach FL 32550
850-424-7300

July 9, 2022   10:30 AM - 1:30 PM Central Time
 Member Respite
Our next membership respite will be held today. There will be a member respite every 2nd Saturday for 2022 Autism Pensacola members.

Contact shanan@autismpensacola.org to register for this event.


Event Organizer
Autism Pensacola

Event Contact Information:
Autism Pensacola Office
10001 N. Davis Hwy, Bldg 1
Pensacola FL 32514


July 9, 2022   11:00 AM - 3:00 PM Eastern Time
 Veterans Memorial Railroad's Free Train Rides
Welcome to Veterans Memorial Railroad! We are back! Come ride our train! A free public run day is held the second Saturday of the month from 11am-3pm.

Veterans Memorial Park also offers amenities for families: a nice playground, a large covered picnic pavilion, one mile of a paved walking trail, all of which can be enjoyed at any time of the year. For reservations of the train or additional information, please call 850-643-6646. Donations are appreciated!


Event Organizer
Veterans Memorial Railroad

Event Contact Information:
Veterans Memorial Park
10561 NW Theo Jacobs Way - Behind the Civic Center
Bristol FL 32321
850-643-6646

July 10, 2022   10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Eastern Time
 Great Connections
Great Connections is a monthly program just for children with special needs and their families. The second Sunday of the month, Great Explorations will close to the general public from 10 am to 12pm, will modify lights and sounds, and will provide a “cool down” room for families who need to take a break. A FREE program for Special Needs families!

Event Organizer
Great Explorations Children's Museum

Event Contact Information:
Great Explorations Children's Museum
1925 4th Street North
St. Petersburg FL 33704

greatex.org/programs/great-connections

Event Coordinator
Elle Gray
EGray@greatex.org

July 10, 2022   6:00 PM - : Central Time
 Blues Angel Music's Blues On The Bay Free Concert Series
Pack your coolers, bring your lawn chairs and join us at the Hunter Amphitheater for the Blues Angel Music Blues on the Bay Concert Series.
Enjoy a cool breeze off the bay while dancing and listening to some of the region's best musical talent. Concerts begin at 6 pm and are free and open to the public.

2022 CONCERT DATES
May 8 - Platinum Premier Band
May 22 - Nobius
June 12- Not Quite Fab
June 26 - Still Standing
July 10 - Classic June
July 24 - Goldmine
August 7- Reunion Band
August 21 - Modern Eldorados


Event Organizer
City of Pensacola's Parks & Recreation

Event Contact Information:
Community Maritime Park Hunter Amphitheater
301 W. Main Street
Pensacola FL 32502
850-436-5670

July 10, 2022   8:00 PM - 9:30 PM Central Time
 Sunday Cinema The Village of Baytowne Wharf
Grab a lawn chair or blanket and cozy up on the Events Plaza Lawn for a featured film on the big screen! Movie starts at 8pm. Cost: Free!

Tonight's Feature: Space Jam: A New Legacy


Event Organizer
Village of Baytowne Wharf

Event Contact Information:
The Village of Baytowne Wharf
9100 Baytowne Wharf
Miramar Beach FL 32550

www.facebook.com

July 11, 2022   8:30 AM - 9:30 AM Central Time
 EXOS Special Needs Camp
WHEN: Every Mon & Wed - July 11-Aug 3
TIME: 8:30am-9:30am
First 20 athletes to sign up!!

• Speed & Agility
• Fundamental Total Body Strength
• Core Stability
• Nutrition Education
• Free T-Shirt/Water Bottle

$100

If you have any other questions please don’t hesitate to contact Ross Kael at ross.kael@teamexos.com, 850-736-1194 or Coach Austin Pereira at austin.pereira@teamexos.com, 321-652-3620.


Event Organizer
Ross Kael & Austin Pereira

Event Contact Information:
EXOS
1020 Gulf Breeze Pkwy
Gulf Breeze FL 32561
850-736-1194
teamexos.com

Event Coordinator
Ross Kael
ross.kael@teamexos.com

July 11, 2022   9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Central Time
 Mermaid Dance Camp
This week long camp, July 11th-15th, will include learning several dances, making mermaid crafts and costumes, and concludes with a mini performance and family party to display all that is learned. For children Ages: 4yrs-10yrs old. Please bring a snack each day. Register online at webtrac.cityofpensacola.com.

City residents-$70 and Non-City Residents-$80.


Event Organizer
Play Pensacola Parks & Recreation/Gull Point Resource Center

Event Contact Information:
Gull Point Resource Center
7000 Spanish Trail
Pensacola FL 32504
850-494-7360
webtrac.cityofpensacola.com

July 11, 2022   4:00 PM - 8:00 PM Eastern Time
 Monday Night Family Sk8 Mania
$4 admission
$4 skate rental

Every Monday night


Event Organizer
Skate World

Event Contact Information:
Skate World
2563 Capital Circle NE
Tallahassee FL

skateworld1.com

July 11, 2022   7:00 PM - 10:00 PM Central Time
 Silent Disco at HarborWalk Village
Dance to your own beat with a silent disco experience in front of the Main Stage every Monday throughout the Summer! Sanitized headphones provided. Cost: Free. On-site parking is $10.

Event Organizer
HarborWalk Village

Event Contact Information:
HarborWalk Village
34 Harbor Blvd.
Destin FL 32541
850-424-0600
www.facebook.com
info@harborwalkvillage.com

July 12, 2022   7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Central Time
 Panama City Beach Summer Concert Series
Join the City of Panama City Beach for free concerts at Aaron Bessant Park, every Tuesday night. Bring a blanket or a chair and enjoy the live music with the whole family! Dogs are always welcome but must be leashed at all times and picked up after. Food and drinks are available for purchase from local food vendors. Cost: Free!

Schedule:
Jul 5th Fox Royale, Indie Rock
Jul 12th Will Thompson Band, Country
Jul 19th Anne Cline, Alternative Pop
Jul 26th Bonn E. Maiy Americana


Event Organizer
Panama City Beach Parks & Recreation

Event Contact Information:
Aaron Bessant Park
500 W. Park Drive
Panama City Beach FL


July 15, 2022   7:00 AM - 9:00 PM Central Time
 Youth Summer Wheels Program
Looking for adventure this summer? Explore the area and let ECAT be your wheels. Pick up an exclusive Summer Wheels Pass and ride unlimited all summer! Pass is good for 3 months. Anyone 18 and under is eligible. Proof of ID required.

Call ECAT at 850-595-3228 or visit www.GoECAT.com.


Event Organizer
Escambia County Area Transit (ECAT)

Event Contact Information:
Escambia County Area Transit
1515 W. Fairfield Drive
Pensacola FL
850-595-3228
www.GoECAT.com

July 15, 2022   12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Eastern Time
 Free Lunch at Maclay Gardens
Maclay Gardens State Park is partnering with Second Harvest of the Big Bend to offer FREE nutritious sack lunches to kids and teens through the Summer BreakSpot program. Join us every Friday in July at 12pm for an educational program and lunch at the Recreation Area. Parents must stay with children while they eat. No registration is required, and all park admission fees are waived.

Event Organizer
Maclay Gardens and Second Harvest of the Big Bend

Event Contact Information:
Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park
3540 Thomasville Rd
Tallahassee FL 32309
850-666-2078
www.summerbreakspot.org

Event Coordinator
Anna Hopkins
anna.e.hopkins@floridadep.gov

July 15, 2022   1:00 PM - 2:15 PM Central Time
 Parent Empowerment Session: Our Autism Journey
This interactive session will provide parents with the opportunity to discuss the unique ways that autism may impact families in challenging and amazing ways and how to help support your child(ren) and young adults throughout their journey.

Registration is required in advance. Cost: $10 per person per session. For more information and to register for sessions, please visit https://ascension-fl.regfox.com/parent-empowerment. For further questions, contact Jennifer Findley, MSW, BCBA at 850-416-4681.


Event Organizer
Jennifer Findley, MSW, BCBA, Autism Center, Ascension Sacred Heart

Event Contact Information:
Holm Elementary Campus
6101 Lanier Drive
Pensacola FL
850-416-4681

Event Coordinator
Jennifer Findley, MSW, BCBA

July 15, 2022   1:00 PM - 2:15 PM Central Time
 Sacred Heart Parent Empowerment Sessions - Our Autism Journey
The parent empowerment series includes interactive courses on a variety of topics intended for families of children with autism. This interactive session will provide parents with the opportunity to discuss the unique ways that autism may impact families in challenging and amazing ways and how to help support your child(ren) and young adults throughout their journey.

Cost: $10 per person per session. Registration is required in advance. For more information and to register for sessions, please visit https://ascension-fl.regfox.com/parent-empowerment.


Event Organizer
Sacred Heart Autism Center

Event Contact Information:
Holm Elementary School
6101 Lanier Drive
Pensacola FL 32504

ascension-fl.regfox.com/parent-empowerment

July 15, 2022   5:30 PM - : Central Time
 Beach Bonfires at Royal Palm Grille
Join us every Friday all year long! Located at The Beach Bar at Royal Palm Grille beginning at Sunset. Chairs are provided at a distance. No outside food or drinks please! Smore's, Drink Specials and full menu available including sushi, sandwiches and more.

Come Hang Out with Us! Everyone is Welcome! Cost: Free Admission.


Event Organizer
Royal Palm Grille

Event Contact Information:
Royal Palm Grille
1096 Scenic Gulf Drive
Miramar Beach FL 32550
850-424-7300

July 16, 2022   11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Eastern Time
 Midtown Reader Kidtown
Please join us at Kidtown Readers for Story & Craft Hour - every Saturday from 11:00 am to Noon. There are always exciting stories and fun things to make...and sometimes there are surprises! Open to children of all ages! Cost: Free!

Event Organizer
Midtown Reader Kidtown

Event Contact Information:
Kidtown Readers
1123 Thomasville Rd
Tallahassee FL 32303
813-758-1041
midtownreader.com

Event Coordinator
Caylee Wilson
caylee@midtownreader.com

July 17, 2022   8:00 PM - 9:30 PM Central Time
 Sunday Cinema The Village of Baytowne Wharf
Grab a lawn chair or blanket and cozy up on the Events Plaza Lawn for a featured film on the big screen! Movie starts at 8pm. Cost: Free!

Tonight's Feature: Gnomeo & Juliet


Event Organizer
Village of Baytowne Wharf

Event Contact Information:
The Village of Baytowne Wharf
9100 Baytowne Wharf
Miramar Beach FL 32550

www.facebook.com

July 18, 2022   4:00 PM - 8:00 PM Eastern Time
 Monday Night Family Sk8 Mania
$4 admission
$4 skate rental

Every Monday night


Event Organizer
Skate World

Event Contact Information:
Skate World
2563 Capital Circle NE
Tallahassee FL

skateworld1.com

July 18, 2022   7:00 PM - 10:00 PM Central Time
 Silent Disco at HarborWalk Village
Dance to your own beat with a silent disco experience in front of the Main Stage every Monday throughout the Summer! Sanitized headphones provided. Cost: Free. On-site parking is $10.

Event Organizer
HarborWalk Village

Event Contact Information:
HarborWalk Village
34 Harbor Blvd.
Destin FL 32541
850-424-0600
www.facebook.com
info@harborwalkvillage.com

July 19, 2022   7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Central Time
 Panama City Beach Summer Concert Series
Join the City of Panama City Beach for free concerts at Aaron Bessant Park, every Tuesday night. Bring a blanket or a chair and enjoy the live music with the whole family! Dogs are always welcome but must be leashed at all times and picked up after. Food and drinks are available for purchase from local food vendors. Cost: Free!

Schedule:
Jul 5th Fox Royale, Indie Rock
Jul 12th Will Thompson Band, Country
Jul 19th Anne Cline, Alternative Pop
Jul 26th Bonn E. Maiy Americana


Event Organizer
Panama City Beach Parks & Recreation

Event Contact Information:
Aaron Bessant Park
500 W. Park Drive
Panama City Beach FL


July 20, 2022   8:30 AM - 5:00 PM Eastern Time
 2022 Krimes Against Kids (KAK) Conference
The Florida Network of Child Advocacy Centers is pleased to announce our 2021 Krimes Against Kids Conference!

With over 50 workshops over three days, the 2021 Conference promises to provide something for everyone. Our faculty includes presenters who are recognized for their passion and expertise.

This annual event has become a favorite for many professionals around the country, including law enforcement personnel, child protective service personnel, victim advocates, attorneys, therapists, counselors, and social workers.


Event Organizer
Florida Network of Children's Advocacy Centers

Event Contact Information:
Disney Coronado Springs
1000 West Buena Vista Drive
Lake Buena Vista FL 32830
850-671-4791
www.fncac.org
fncac@fncac.org

July 20, 2022   8:30 AM - 9:30 AM Central Time
 EXOS Special Needs Camp
WHEN: Every Mon & Wed - July 11-Aug 3
TIME: 8:30am-9:30am
First 20 athletes to sign up!!

• Speed & Agility
• Fundamental Total Body Strength
• Core Stability
• Nutrition Education
• Free T-Shirt/Water Bottle

$100

If you have any other questions please don’t hesitate to contact Ross Kael at ross.kael@teamexos.com, 850-736-1194 or Coach Austin Pereira at austin.pereira@teamexos.com, 321-652-3620.


Event Organizer
Ross Kael & Austin Pereira

Event Contact Information:
EXOS
1020 Gulf Breeze Pkwy
Gulf Breeze FL 32561
850-736-1194
teamexos.com

Event Coordinator
Ross Kael
ross.kael@teamexos.com

July 20, 2022   6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Eastern Time
 Time for Me Mother’s Support Group
Enjoy the opportunity to meet other moms of children on the autism spectrum, share experiences, ask questions and receive support.

Registration is required in order to receive the zoom link to participate. To register or if you have any questions, contact Sara Dajer at s.dajer@miami.edu.


Event Organizer
UM-NSU CARD

Event Contact Information:
Virtual Event
FL

events.miami.edu/event/time_for_me_mothers_support_group

Event Coordinator
Sara Daje
s.dajer@miami.edu

July 20, 2022   6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Eastern Time
 Just for Dads - Support Group
Join us in via Zoom or in person for a gathering of fathers of children with autism and related disabilities to support one another, share resources, and connect. Must be a registered UM-NSU CARD client.

Event registration required at https://justfordads.eventbrite.com Once registered, you will receive Zoom link to join group.

To join us in person we will meet at: 5665 Ponce de Leon Blvd., 5th Floor, Coral Gables, FL 33146, Room 502

If you have any questions contact Dr. Michael Alessandri at malessandri@miami.edu


Event Organizer
UM-NSU CARD

Event Contact Information:
Virtual or In-person
5665 Ponce de Leon Blvd., 5th Floor, Room 502
Coral Gables FL 33146

events.miami.edu/event/just_for_dads

Event Coordinator
Dr. Michael Alessandri
malessandri@miami.edu

July 20, 2022   7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Eastern Time
 Military Parent Support Group
No parent should feel alone in their journey of raising a child with autism. It’s tough to care for them, teach them, advocate for them, fight for them, all while taking care of ourselves at the same time. Our kids don’t come with a special manual or born to parents who have a certain set of skills. We learn as we go. Sometimes we figure things out fairly quickly, and sometimes it takes years of hard work and perspiration. If we try to do it all alone, or feel that we’ve been abandoned by those we once counted on, life can easily begin to feel as though it’s impossible. Join our support group and chat with other parents who can offer advice or support and help others by sharing your own knowledge and experience. Meetings are held the third Wednesday of the month.

Event Organizer
Autism Society of Florida

Event Contact Information:
Virtual
FL
407-207-3388
www.autismfl.org/support-group
info@autismfl.org

July 21, 2022   8:30 AM - 5:00 PM Eastern Time
 2022 Krimes Against Kids (KAK) Conference
The Florida Network of Child Advocacy Centers is pleased to announce our 2021 Krimes Against Kids Conference!

With over 50 workshops over three days, the 2021 Conference promises to provide something for everyone. Our faculty includes presenters who are recognized for their passion and expertise.

This annual event has become a favorite for many professionals around the country, including law enforcement personnel, child protective service personnel, victim advocates, attorneys, therapists, counselors, and social workers.


Event Organizer
Florida Network of Children's Advocacy Centers

Event Contact Information:
Disney Coronado Springs
1000 West Buena Vista Drive
Lake Buena Vista FL 32830
850-671-4791
www.fncac.org
fncac@fncac.org

July 22, 2022   8:30 AM - 12:00 PM Eastern Time
 2022 Krimes Against Kids (KAK) Conference
The Florida Network of Child Advocacy Centers is pleased to announce our 2021 Krimes Against Kids Conference!

With over 50 workshops over three days, the 2021 Conference promises to provide something for everyone. Our faculty includes presenters who are recognized for their passion and expertise.

This annual event has become a favorite for many professionals around the country, including law enforcement personnel, child protective service personnel, victim advocates, attorneys, therapists, counselors, and social workers.


Event Organizer
Florida Network of Children's Advocacy Centers

Event Contact Information:
Disney Coronado Springs
1000 West Buena Vista Drive
Lake Buena Vista FL 32830
850-671-4791
www.fncac.org
fncac@fncac.org

July 22, 2022   11:00 AM - 11:30 AM Central Time
 Creature Features at Emerald Coast Science Center
June 1 through September 2, stop by Wednesday through Friday at 11 a.m. to get an up-close encounter with a few of our critters. We have over 35 exotic animals that call the center home.

General admission pricing: $12 adults/$10 seniors/$10 kids/Kids 2 and under are free.


Event Organizer
Emerald Coast Science Center

Event Contact Information:
Emerald Coast Science Center
31 SW Memorial Pkwy
Fort Walton Beach FL 32548
850-664-1261
ecscience.org

July 22, 2022   12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Eastern Time
 Free Lunch at Maclay Gardens
Maclay Gardens State Park is partnering with Second Harvest of the Big Bend to offer FREE nutritious sack lunches to kids and teens through the Summer BreakSpot program. Join us every Friday in July at 12pm for an educational program and lunch at the Recreation Area. Parents must stay with children while they eat. No registration is required, and all park admission fees are waived.

Event Organizer
Maclay Gardens and Second Harvest of the Big Bend

Event Contact Information:
Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park
3540 Thomasville Rd
Tallahassee FL 32309
850-666-2078
www.summerbreakspot.org

Event Coordinator
Anna Hopkins
anna.e.hopkins@floridadep.gov

July 22, 2022   5:30 PM - : Central Time
 Beach Bonfires at Royal Palm Grille
Join us every Friday all year long! Located at The Beach Bar at Royal Palm Grille beginning at Sunset. Chairs are provided at a distance. No outside food or drinks please! Smore's, Drink Specials and full menu available including sushi, sandwiches and more.

Come Hang Out with Us! Everyone is Welcome! Cost: Free Admission.


Event Organizer
Royal Palm Grille

Event Contact Information:
Royal Palm Grille
1096 Scenic Gulf Drive
Miramar Beach FL 32550
850-424-7300

July 22, 2022   6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Central Time
 Movies in the Park
Bring your blankets and chairs then spread out on the lawn to watch a family-friendly movie underneath the stars. Movies begin at sunset and free event parking is available at Community Maritime Park and City Hall.

Come hungry because concessions are available from local food trucks! Picnic baskets are welcome too, but no pets or glass containers please. Movie titles and ratings coming soon.


Event Organizer
Pensacola Parks and Recreation

Event Contact Information:
Community Maritime Park
301 W. Main Street
Pensacola FL 32502


July 23, 2022   7:00 PM - 10:00 PM Eastern Time
 2022 Sundown Summer Concert Series
Tallahassee Downtown is pleased to announce the 2022 Sundown Summer Concert Series at Cascades Park. The event is a series of FREE public concerts held throughout the summer. We have a fantastic lineup of local and regional performers covering a diverse range of music.

There will be tons of family-friendly activities, local food and craft vendors so bring the entire family out for a fun-filled evening! Below is the schedule of bands that will be performing each evening:

5/28 Tallahassee Nights Live
6/25 The Lee Boys w/JB's Zydeco Zoo
7/23 Banditos w/Two Foot Level
8/27 Lil Grizzly w/Country Westerns
9/17 New 76ers w/Common Taters
10/22 The Filthy Six w/Tocamos Mas
11/26 Revival


Event Organizer
Tallahassee Downtown

Event Contact Information:
Cascades Park
1001 S. Gadsden St
Tallahassee FL 32301
850-891-3866

July 24, 2022   6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Central Time
 Blues Angel Music's Blues on the Bay - Goldmine
Pack your coolers, bring your lawn chairs and join us at the Hunter Amphitheater for the Blues Angel Music Blues on the Bay Concert Series! Enjoy a cool breeze off the bay while dancing and listening to some of the region's best musical talent. Concerts begin at 6pm and are free and open to the public.

Event Organizer
City of Pensacola Parks and Recreation

Event Contact Information:
Community Maritime Park
301 W. Main St
Pensacola FL 32502


July 24, 2022   6:00 PM - : Central Time
 Blues Angel Music's Blues On The Bay Free Concert Series
Pack your coolers, bring your lawn chairs and join us at the Hunter Amphitheater for the Blues Angel Music Blues on the Bay Concert Series.
Enjoy a cool breeze off the bay while dancing and listening to some of the region's best musical talent. Concerts begin at 6 pm and are free and open to the public.

2022 CONCERT DATES
May 8 - Platinum Premier Band
May 22 - Nobius
June 12- Not Quite Fab
June 26 - Still Standing
July 10 - Classic June
July 24 - Goldmine
August 7- Reunion Band
August 21 - Modern Eldorados


Event Organizer
City of Pensacola's Parks & Recreation

Event Contact Information:
Community Maritime Park Hunter Amphitheater
301 W. Main Street
Pensacola FL 32502
850-436-5670

July 24, 2022   8:00 PM - 9:30 PM Central Time
 Sunday Cinema The Village of Baytowne Wharf
Grab a lawn chair or blanket and cozy up on the Events Plaza Lawn for a featured film on the big screen! Movie starts at 8pm. Cost: Free!

Tonight's Feature: Sing 2


Event Organizer
Village of Baytowne Wharf

Event Contact Information:
The Village of Baytowne Wharf
9100 Baytowne Wharf
Miramar Beach FL 32550

www.facebook.com

July 25, 2022   8:30 AM - 9:30 AM Central Time
 EXOS Special Needs Camp
WHEN: Every Mon & Wed - July 11-Aug 3
TIME: 8:30am-9:30am
First 20 athletes to sign up!!

• Speed & Agility
• Fundamental Total Body Strength
• Core Stability
• Nutrition Education
• Free T-Shirt/Water Bottle

$100

If you have any other questions please don’t hesitate to contact Ross Kael at ross.kael@teamexos.com, 850-736-1194 or Coach Austin Pereira at austin.pereira@teamexos.com, 321-652-3620.


Event Organizer
Ross Kael & Austin Pereira

Event Contact Information:
EXOS
1020 Gulf Breeze Pkwy
Gulf Breeze FL 32561
850-736-1194
teamexos.com

Event Coordinator
Ross Kael
ross.kael@teamexos.com

July 25, 2022   9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Central Time
 Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge Summer Day Camp
For nature-loving kids ages 8 to 13. Campers will learn about native wildlife, marine ecosystems, wildlife rehabilitation, and more while having fun and getting to see our animal ambassadors up close and personal! The registration fee includes a t-shirt, reusable water bottle and all camp supplies.
Week long camps: $300 each and Single day camps: $75 each.

For more information and registration visit www.emeralcoastwildliferefuge.org/summer-camps or call 850-684-1485.


Event Organizer
Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge

Event Contact Information:
Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge Summer Day Camp
3051 Cloptons Circle
Navarre FL 32566
850-684-1485
www.emeraldcoastwildliferefuge.org/summer-camps

Event Coordinator
Crystie Baker
crystie@emeraldcoastwildliferefuge.org

July 25, 2022   4:00 PM - 8:00 PM Eastern Time
 Monday Night Family Sk8 Mania
$4 admission
$4 skate rental

Every Monday night


Event Organizer
Skate World

Event Contact Information:
Skate World
2563 Capital Circle NE
Tallahassee FL

skateworld1.com

July 25, 2022   7:00 PM - 10:00 PM Central Time
 Silent Disco at HarborWalk Village
Dance to your own beat with a silent disco experience in front of the Main Stage every Monday throughout the Summer! Sanitized headphones provided. Cost: Free. On-site parking is $10.

Event Organizer
HarborWalk Village

Event Contact Information:
HarborWalk Village
34 Harbor Blvd.
Destin FL 32541
850-424-0600
www.facebook.com
info@harborwalkvillage.com

July 26, 2022   9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Central Time
 Money Managing 101
Mike Wimmer, USMC Retired will host this course the last Tuesday of every month. The topics that will be covered:
• Budgeting
• Debt Management
• Tips for Saving Money

Call to register!


Event Organizer
Mike Wimmer, USMC Retired/CareerSource Escarosa

Event Contact Information:
CareerSource Escarosa
6913 N. 9th Avenue - Training Room D
Pensacola FL 32504
850-607-8700

July 26, 2022   6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Eastern Time
 Raising Black African American Children with Autism
A support group supporting parents and guardians of Black African American children with autism to support, encourage, and be a resource on issues related to autism and the Black African American community.

Event Organizer
FAU Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (CARD)

Event Contact Information:
Zoom
FL
561-212-4930

Event Coordinator
Robin Jones
robinjones@fau.edu

July 26, 2022   7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Central Time
 Panama City Beach Summer Concert Series
Join the City of Panama City Beach for free concerts at Aaron Bessant Park, every Tuesday night. Bring a blanket or a chair and enjoy the live music with the whole family! Dogs are always welcome but must be leashed at all times and picked up after. Food and drinks are available for purchase from local food vendors. Cost: Free!

Schedule:
Jul 5th Fox Royale, Indie Rock
Jul 12th Will Thompson Band, Country
Jul 19th Anne Cline, Alternative Pop
Jul 26th Bonn E. Maiy Americana


Event Organizer
Panama City Beach Parks & Recreation

Event Contact Information:
Aaron Bessant Park
500 W. Park Drive
Panama City Beach FL


July 29, 2022   7:00 AM - 9:00 PM Central Time
 Youth Summer Wheels Program
Looking for adventure this summer? Explore the area and let ECAT be your wheels. Pick up an exclusive Summer Wheels Pass and ride unlimited all summer! Pass is good for 3 months. Anyone 18 and under is eligible. Proof of ID required.

Call ECAT at 850-595-3228 or visit www.GoECAT.com.


Event Organizer
Escambia County Area Transit (ECAT)

Event Contact Information:
Escambia County Area Transit
1515 W. Fairfield Drive
Pensacola FL
850-595-3228
www.GoECAT.com

July 29, 2022   12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Eastern Time
 Free Lunch at Maclay Gardens
Maclay Gardens State Park is partnering with Second Harvest of the Big Bend to offer FREE nutritious sack lunches to kids and teens through the Summer BreakSpot program. Join us every Friday in July at 12pm for an educational program and lunch at the Recreation Area. Parents must stay with children while they eat. No registration is required, and all park admission fees are waived.

Event Organizer
Maclay Gardens and Second Harvest of the Big Bend

Event Contact Information:
Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park
3540 Thomasville Rd
Tallahassee FL 32309
850-666-2078
www.summerbreakspot.org

Event Coordinator
Anna Hopkins
anna.e.hopkins@floridadep.gov

July 29, 2022   5:30 PM - : Central Time
 Beach Bonfires at Royal Palm Grille
Join us every Friday all year long! Located at The Beach Bar at Royal Palm Grille beginning at Sunset. Chairs are provided at a distance. No outside food or drinks please! Smore's, Drink Specials and full menu available including sushi, sandwiches and more.

Come Hang Out with Us! Everyone is Welcome! Cost: Free Admission.


Event Organizer
Royal Palm Grille

Event Contact Information:
Royal Palm Grille
1096 Scenic Gulf Drive
Miramar Beach FL 32550
850-424-7300

July 30, 2022   11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Eastern Time
 Midtown Reader Kidtown
Please join us at Kidtown Readers for Story & Craft Hour - every Saturday from 11:00 am to Noon. There are always exciting stories and fun things to make...and sometimes there are surprises! Open to children of all ages! Cost: Free!

Event Organizer
Midtown Reader Kidtown

Event Contact Information:
Kidtown Readers
1123 Thomasville Rd
Tallahassee FL 32303
813-758-1041
midtownreader.com

Event Coordinator
Caylee Wilson
caylee@midtownreader.com

July 31, 2022   10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Eastern Time
 Sunshine Sundays
Sunshine Sunday is a special monthly event for children with special needs and their caregivers. Come explore the Museum with lights and sounds turned down and sensory adapted tools, special programs, and community resources at your fingertips. It’s during this time that children and their families can experience the Museum and unite with others on a similar journey. We are proud to offer an addition to Sunshine Sunday called Sunshine Squad. This is a sensory-friendly opportunity for tweens and teens to practice their social skills by playing games, interacting with others their age and those on a similar journey. Sunshine Squad includes sensory-friendly tools and resources, curated games and activities, and staff trained by the Center for Autism & Related Disabilities.

$5 entry per person, free for members.


Event Organizer
Glazer Children's Museum

Event Contact Information:
Glazer Children's Museum
110 W Gasparilla Plaza
Tampa FL 33601
813-443-3861
glazermuseum.org/accessibility
education@glazermuseum.org

July 31, 2022   8:00 PM - 9:30 PM Central Time
 Sunday Cinema The Village of Baytowne Wharf
Grab a lawn chair or blanket and cozy up on the Events Plaza Lawn for a featured film on the big screen! Movie starts at 8pm. Cost: Free!

Tonight's Feature: Disney's A Wrinkle In Time


Event Organizer
Village of Baytowne Wharf

Event Contact Information:
The Village of Baytowne Wharf
9100 Baytowne Wharf
Miramar Beach FL 32550

www.facebook.com

August 1, 2022   8:30 AM - 9:30 AM Central Time
 EXOS Special Needs Camp
WHEN: Every Mon & Wed - July 11-Aug 3
TIME: 8:30am-9:30am
First 20 athletes to sign up!!

• Speed & Agility
• Fundamental Total Body Strength
• Core Stability
• Nutrition Education
• Free T-Shirt/Water Bottle

$100

If you have any other questions please don’t hesitate to contact Ross Kael at ross.kael@teamexos.com, 850-736-1194 or Coach Austin Pereira at austin.pereira@teamexos.com, 321-652-3620.


Event Organizer
Ross Kael & Austin Pereira

Event Contact Information:
EXOS
1020 Gulf Breeze Pkwy
Gulf Breeze FL 32561
850-736-1194
teamexos.com

Event Coordinator
Ross Kael
ross.kael@teamexos.com

August 1, 2022   7:00 PM - 10:00 PM Central Time
 Silent Disco at HarborWalk Village
Dance to your own beat with a silent disco experience in front of the Main Stage every Monday throughout the Summer! Sanitized headphones provided. Cost: Free. On-site parking is $10.

Event Organizer
HarborWalk Village

Event Contact Information:
HarborWalk Village
34 Harbor Blvd.
Destin FL 32541
850-424-0600
www.facebook.com
info@harborwalkvillage.com

August 2, 2022   7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Central Time
 Panama City Beach Summer Concert Series
Join the City of Panama City Beach for free concerts at Aaron Bessant Park, every Tuesday night. Bring a blanket or a chair and enjoy the live music with the whole family! Dogs are always welcome but must be leashed at all times and picked up after. Food and drinks are available for purchase from local food vendors. Cost: Free!

Schedule:
Aug 2nd Ronnie Wolf & The Pack, Country
Aug 9th The Powell Bros, Country


Event Organizer
Panama City Beach Parks & Recreation

Event Contact Information:
Aaron Bessant Park
500 W. Park Drive
Panama City Beach FL


August 2, 2022   7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Eastern Time
 Across The Spectrum: Parent Support Group
No parent should feel alone in their journey of raising a child with autism. It’s tough to care for them, teach them, advocate for them, fight for them, all while taking care of ourselves at the same time. Our kids don’t come with a special manual or born to parents who have a certain set of skills. We learn as we go. Sometimes we figure things out fairly quickly, and sometimes it takes years of hard work and perspiration. If we try to do it all alone, or feel that we’ve been abandoned by those we once counted on, life can easily begin to feel as though it’s impossible. Join our support group and chat with other parents who can offer advice or support and help others by sharing your own knowledge and experience. Every first Tuesday of the month.

Event Organizer
Autism Society of Florida

Event Contact Information:
Virtual
FL
407-207-3388
www.autismfl.org/support-group
info@autismfl.org

August 4, 2022   6:30 PM - 7:15 PM Central Time
 Jesus Cares Worship at the Cross
Worship for anyone with special needs or cognitive impairments. We want to provide a welcoming, accepting, safe environment for families and individuals who feel left out of typical worship opportunities, are uncomfortable in crowds, or for whatever reason don't feel the Sunday worship time is for them. We want to serve you!

Worship will be highly visual, make use of rhythm instruments, and have a simplified Christ centered message. See risensaviorchurch.org/jesus-cares/ for more information or to let us know you're coming.


Event Organizer
Risen Savior Luthern Church

Event Contact Information:
Risen Savior Lutheran Church
9664 Navarre Pkwy
Navarre FL 32566

www.risensaviorchurch.org/jesus-cares/

Event Coordinator
Pastor Craig Born

August 5, 2022   6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Central Time
 Movies in the Park
Bring your blankets and chairs then spread out on the lawn to watch a family-friendly movie underneath the stars. Movies begin at sunset and free event parking is available at Community Maritime Park and City Hall.

Come hungry because concessions are available from local food trucks! Picnic baskets are welcome too, but no pets or glass containers please. Movie titles and ratings coming soon.


Event Organizer
Pensacola Parks and Recreation

Event Contact Information:
Community Maritime Park
301 W. Main Street
Pensacola FL 32502


August 6, 2022   8:00 AM - 9:30 AM Eastern Time
 Day of Discovery ZooTampa
ZooTampa, in partnerships with the Center for Autism & Related Disabilities (C.A.R.D.) at the University of South Florida, is hosting a Day of Discovery sponsored by the Lowry Murphey Family Foundation Inc.

This low-sensory morning is tailored for the enjoyment of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families. Come experience the Zoo, offering unique programming, animal encounters, exploration, and learning.

During this early morning event, the entire Zoo is open for exploring, including engaging conservation education stations at the African penguin and gharial habitats! Admission is $5 per person and must be purchased online in advance. Day of Discovery is free for ZooTampa members.

The event starts at 8:00 AM and concludes at 9:30 AM


Event Organizer
ZooTampa at Lowry Park

Event Contact Information:
1101 W. SLIGH AVENUE
Tampa FL 33604
813-935-8552
zootampa.org/day-of-discovery

August 7, 2022   9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Central Time
 Free Yoga in the Park
Free one-hour yoga classes will be held in Bayview or Community Maritime Parks on the first Sunday of each month throughout 2022. Open to all ages and levels of experience, and features certified instructors.

Event Organizer
Breathe Yoga and Wellness Center/Play Pensacola Parks and Recreation

Event Contact Information:
Community Maritime Park
301 W. Main Street
Pensacola FL 32502


August 7, 2022   6:00 PM - : Central Time
 Blues Angel Music's Blues On The Bay Free Concert Series
Pack your coolers, bring your lawn chairs and join us at the Hunter Amphitheater for the Blues Angel Music Blues on the Bay Concert Series.
Enjoy a cool breeze off the bay while dancing and listening to some of the region's best musical talent. Concerts begin at 6 pm and are free and open to the public.

2022 CONCERT DATES
May 8 - Platinum Premier Band
May 22 - Nobius
June 12- Not Quite Fab
June 26 - Still Standing
July 10 - Classic June
July 24 - Goldmine
August 7- Reunion Band
August 21 - Modern Eldorados


Event Organizer
City of Pensacola's Parks & Recreation

Event Contact Information:
Community Maritime Park Hunter Amphitheater
301 W. Main Street
Pensacola FL 32502
850-436-5670

August 7, 2022   6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Central Time
 Blues Angel Music's Blues on the Bay - Reunion Band
Pack your coolers, bring your lawn chairs and join us at the Hunter Amphitheater for the Blues Angel Music Blues on the Bay Concert Series! Enjoy a cool breeze off the bay while dancing and listening to some of the region's best musical talent. Concerts begin at 6pm and are free and open to the public.

Event Organizer
City of Pensacola Parks and Recreation

Event Contact Information:
Community Maritime Park
301 W. Main St
Pensacola FL 32502


August 7, 2022   8:00 PM - 9:30 PM Central Time
 Sunday Cinema The Village of Baytowne Wharf
Grab a lawn chair or blanket and cozy up on the Events Plaza Lawn for a featured film on the big screen! Movie starts at 8pm. Cost: Free!

Tonight's Feature: Soul


Event Organizer
Village of Baytowne Wharf

Event Contact Information:
The Village of Baytowne Wharf
9100 Baytowne Wharf
Miramar Beach FL 32550

www.facebook.com

August 8, 2022   8:00 AM - : Central Time
 Gull Point Resource Center's Dance Program
This August Gull Point Resource Center will have an OPEN HOUSE for its dance program. This dance program is for Ages 3 and up. Come out to:
• Meet Instructors
• Tour Facility
• Offering Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Lyrical and Tumbling/Baton!
• Onsite Registration

Registration is between August 8th-19th. Classes begin August 22nd.


Event Organizer
Gull Point Resource Center/Play Pensacola Parks & Recreation

Event Contact Information:
Gull Point Resource Center
7000 Spanish Trail
Pensacola FL 32504
850-494-7360
www.playpensacola.com

August 9, 2022   7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Central Time
 Panama City Beach Summer Concert Series
Join the City of Panama City Beach for free concerts at Aaron Bessant Park, every Tuesday night. Bring a blanket or a chair and enjoy the live music with the whole family! Dogs are always welcome but must be leashed at all times and picked up after. Food and drinks are available for purchase from local food vendors. Cost: Free!

Schedule:
Aug 2nd Ronnie Wolf & The Pack, Country
Aug 9th The Powell Bros, Country


Event Organizer
Panama City Beach Parks & Recreation

Event Contact Information:
Aaron Bessant Park
500 W. Park Drive
Panama City Beach FL


August 12, 2022   7:00 AM - 9:00 PM Central Time
 Youth Summer Wheels Program
Looking for adventure this summer? Explore the area and let ECAT be your wheels. Pick up an exclusive Summer Wheels Pass and ride unlimited all summer! Pass is good for 3 months. Anyone 18 and under is eligible. Proof of ID required.

Call ECAT at 850-595-3228 or visit www.GoECAT.com.


Event Organizer
Escambia County Area Transit (ECAT)

Event Contact Information:
Escambia County Area Transit
1515 W. Fairfield Drive
Pensacola FL
850-595-3228
www.GoECAT.com

August 12, 2022   5:00 PM - 8:00 PM Central Time
 Food Truck Friday on Baldwin Ave
Main Street DeFuniak Springs will host Food Truck Friday on the second Friday of each month in 2022. Local and regional food trucks and trailers will be lined along Baldwin Avenue offering a variety of culinary options. The lineup of food trucks will be announced on Main Street’s social media channels.

Cost: Free Admission.


Event Organizer
Main Street DeFuniak Springs

Event Contact Information:
886 Baldwin Avenue
DeFuniak Springs FL 32435
850-296-9051
info@mainstreetdfs.org

August 13, 2022   10:30 AM - 1:30 PM Central Time
 Member Respite
Our next membership respite will be held today. There will be a member respite every 2nd Saturday for 2022 Autism Pensacola members.

Contact shanan@autismpensacola.org to register for this event.


Event Organizer
Autism Pensacola

Event Contact Information:
Autism Pensacola Office
10001 N. Davis Hwy, Bldg 1
Pensacola FL 32514


August 13, 2022   11:00 AM - 3:00 PM Eastern Time
 Veterans Memorial Railroad's Free Train Rides
Welcome to Veterans Memorial Railroad! We are back! Come ride our train! A free public run day is held the second Saturday of the month from 11am-3pm.

Veterans Memorial Park also offers amenities for families: a nice playground, a large covered picnic pavilion, one mile of a paved walking trail, all of which can be enjoyed at any time of the year. For reservations of the train or additional information, please call 850-643-6646. Donations are appreciated!


Event Organizer
Veterans Memorial Railroad

Event Contact Information:
Veterans Memorial Park
10561 NW Theo Jacobs Way - Behind the Civic Center
Bristol FL 32321
850-643-6646

August 14, 2022   10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Eastern Time
 Great Connections
Great Connections is a monthly program just for children with special needs and their families. The second Sunday of the month, Great Explorations will close to the general public from 10 am to 12pm, will modify lights and sounds, and will provide a “cool down” room for families who need to take a break. A FREE program for Special Needs families!

Event Organizer
Great Explorations Children's Museum

Event Contact Information:
Great Explorations Children's Museum
1925 4th Street North
St. Petersburg FL 33704

greatex.org/programs/great-connections

Event Coordinator
Elle Gray
EGray@greatex.org

August 15, 2022   8:00 AM - : Central Time
 Gull Point Resource Center's Dance Program
This August Gull Point Resource Center will have an OPEN HOUSE for its dance program. This dance program is for Ages 3 and up. Come out to:
• Meet Instructors
• Tour Facility
• Offering Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Lyrical and Tumbling/Baton!
• Onsite Registration

Registration is between August 8th-19th. Classes begin August 22nd.


Event Organizer
Gull Point Resource Center/Play Pensacola Parks & Recreation

Event Contact Information:
Gull Point Resource Center
7000 Spanish Trail
Pensacola FL 32504
850-494-7360
www.playpensacola.com

August 17, 2022   6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Eastern Time
 Time for Me Mother’s Support Group
Enjoy the opportunity to meet other moms of children on the autism spectrum, share experiences, ask questions and receive support.

Registration is required in order to receive the zoom link to participate. To register or if you have any questions, contact Sara Dajer at s.dajer@miami.edu.


Event Organizer
UM-NSU CARD

Event Contact Information:
Virtual Event
FL

events.miami.edu/event/time_for_me_mothers_support_group

Event Coordinator
Sara Daje
s.dajer@miami.edu

August 17, 2022   6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Eastern Time
 Just for Dads - Support Group
Join us in via Zoom or in person for a gathering of fathers of children with autism and related disabilities to support one another, share resources, and connect. Must be a registered UM-NSU CARD client.

Event registration required at https://justfordads.eventbrite.com Once registered, you will receive Zoom link to join group.

To join us in person we will meet at: 5665 Ponce de Leon Blvd., 5th Floor, Coral Gables, FL 33146, Room 502

If you have any questions contact Dr. Michael Alessandri at malessandri@miami.edu


Event Organizer
UM-NSU CARD

Event Contact Information:
Virtual or In-person
5665 Ponce de Leon Blvd., 5th Floor, Room 502
Coral Gables FL 33146

events.miami.edu/event/just_for_dads

Event Coordinator
Dr. Michael Alessandri
malessandri@miami.edu

August 17, 2022   7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Eastern Time
 Military Parent Support Group
No parent should feel alone in their journey of raising a child with autism. It’s tough to care for them, teach them, advocate for them, fight for them, all while taking care of ourselves at the same time. Our kids don’t come with a special manual or born to parents who have a certain set of skills. We learn as we go. Sometimes we figure things out fairly quickly, and sometimes it takes years of hard work and perspiration. If we try to do it all alone, or feel that we’ve been abandoned by those we once counted on, life can easily begin to feel as though it’s impossible. Join our support group and chat with other parents who can offer advice or support and help others by sharing your own knowledge and experience. Meetings are held the third Wednesday of the month.

Event Organizer
Autism Society of Florida

Event Contact Information:
Virtual
FL
407-207-3388
www.autismfl.org/support-group
info@autismfl.org

August 19, 2022   8:00 AM - : Central Time
 Gull Point Resource Center's Dance Program
This August Gull Point Resource Center will have an OPEN HOUSE for its dance program. This dance program is for Ages 3 and up. Come out to:
• Meet Instructors
• Tour Facility
• Offering Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Lyrical and Tumbling/Baton!
• Onsite Registration

Registration is between August 8th-19th. Classes begin August 22nd.


Event Organizer
Gull Point Resource Center/Play Pensacola Parks & Recreation

Event Contact Information:
Gull Point Resource Center
7000 Spanish Trail
Pensacola FL 32504
850-494-7360
www.playpensacola.com

August 21, 2022   6:00 PM - : Central Time
 Blues Angel Music's Blues On The Bay Free Concert Series
Pack your coolers, bring your lawn chairs and join us at the Hunter Amphitheater for the Blues Angel Music Blues on the Bay Concert Series.
Enjoy a cool breeze off the bay while dancing and listening to some of the region's best musical talent. Concerts begin at 6 pm and are free and open to the public.

2022 CONCERT DATES
May 8 - Platinum Premier Band
May 22 - Nobius
June 12- Not Quite Fab
June 26 - Still Standing
July 10 - Classic June
July 24 - Goldmine
August 7- Reunion Band
August 21 - Modern Eldorados


Event Organizer
City of Pensacola's Parks & Recreation

Event Contact Information:
Community Maritime Park Hunter Amphitheater
301 W. Main Street
Pensacola FL 32502
850-436-5670

August 21, 2022   6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Central Time
 Blues Angel Music's Blues on the Bay
Pack your coolers, bring your lawn chairs and join us at the Hunter Amphitheater for the Blues Angel Music Blues on the Bay Concert Series! Enjoy a cool breeze off the bay while dancing and listening to some of the region's best musical talent. Concerts begin at 6pm and are free and open to the public. Cost: Free!

Event Organizer
Play Pensacola Parks and Recreation

Event Contact Information:
Community Maritime Park
301 W. Main Street
Pensacola FL 32502


August 26, 2022   7:00 AM - 9:00 PM Central Time
 Youth Summer Wheels Program
Looking for adventure this summer? Explore the area and let ECAT be your wheels. Pick up an exclusive Summer Wheels Pass and ride unlimited all summer! Pass is good for 3 months. Anyone 18 and under is eligible. Proof of ID required.

Call ECAT at 850-595-3228 or visit www.GoECAT.com.


Event Organizer
Escambia County Area Transit (ECAT)

Event Contact Information:
Escambia County Area Transit
1515 W. Fairfield Drive
Pensacola FL
850-595-3228
www.GoECAT.com

August 27, 2022   7:00 PM - 10:00 PM Eastern Time
 2022 Sundown Summer Concert Series
Tallahassee Downtown is pleased to announce the 2022 Sundown Summer Concert Series at Cascades Park. The event is a series of FREE public concerts held throughout the summer. We have a fantastic lineup of local and regional performers covering a diverse range of music.

There will be tons of family-friendly activities, local food and craft vendors so bring the entire family out for a fun-filled evening! Below is the schedule of bands that will be performing each evening:

5/28 Tallahassee Nights Live
6/25 The Lee Boys w/JB's Zydeco Zoo
7/23 Banditos w/Two Foot Level
8/27 Lil Grizzly w/Country Westerns
9/17 New 76ers w/Common Taters
10/22 The Filthy Six w/Tocamos Mas
11/26 Revival


Event Organizer
Tallahassee Downtown

Event Contact Information:
Cascades Park
1001 S. Gadsden St
Tallahassee FL 32301
850-891-3866

August 28, 2022   10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Eastern Time
 Sunshine Sundays
Sunshine Sunday is a special monthly event for children with special needs and their caregivers. Come explore the Museum with lights and sounds turned down and sensory adapted tools, special programs, and community resources at your fingertips. It’s during this time that children and their families can experience the Museum and unite with others on a similar journey. We are proud to offer an addition to Sunshine Sunday called Sunshine Squad. This is a sensory-friendly opportunity for tweens and teens to practice their social skills by playing games, interacting with others their age and those on a similar journey. Sunshine Squad includes sensory-friendly tools and resources, curated games and activities, and staff trained by the Center for Autism & Related Disabilities.

$5 entry per person, free for members.


Event Organizer
Glazer Children's Museum

Event Contact Information:
Glazer Children's Museum
110 W Gasparilla Plaza
Tampa FL 33601
813-443-3861
glazermuseum.org/accessibility
education@glazermuseum.org

August 30, 2022   9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Central Time
 Money Managing 101
Mike Wimmer, USMC Retired will host this course the last Tuesday of every month. The topics that will be covered:
• Budgeting
• Debt Management
• Tips for Saving Money

Call to register!


Event Organizer
Mike Wimmer, USMC Retired/CareerSource Escarosa

Event Contact Information:
CareerSource Escarosa
6913 N. 9th Avenue - Training Room D
Pensacola FL 32504
850-607-8700

August 30, 2022   6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Eastern Time
 Raising Black African American Children with Autism
A support group supporting parents and guardians of Black African American children with autism to support, encourage, and be a resource on issues related to autism and the Black African American community.

Event Organizer
FAU Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (CARD)

Event Contact Information:
Zoom
FL
561-212-4930

Event Coordinator
Robin Jones
robinjones@fau.edu

September 3, 2022   8:00 AM - 9:30 AM Eastern Time
 Day of Discovery ZooTampa
ZooTampa, in partnerships with the Center for Autism & Related Disabilities (C.A.R.D.) at the University of South Florida, is hosting a Day of Discovery sponsored by the Lowry Murphey Family Foundation Inc.

This low-sensory morning is tailored for the enjoyment of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families. Come experience the Zoo, offering unique programming, animal encounters, exploration, and learning.

During this early morning event, the entire Zoo is open for exploring, including engaging conservation education stations at the African penguin and gharial habitats! Admission is $5 per person and must be purchased online in advance. Day of Discovery is free for ZooTampa members.

The event starts at 8:00 AM and concludes at 9:30 AM


Event Organizer
ZooTampa at Lowry Park

Event Contact Information:
1101 W. SLIGH AVENUE
Tampa FL 33604
813-935-8552
zootampa.org/day-of-discovery

September 5, 2022   7:00 AM - 9:00 PM Central Time
 Youth Summer Wheels Program
Looking for adventure this summer? Explore the area and let ECAT be your wheels. Pick up an exclusive Summer Wheels Pass and ride unlimited all summer! Pass is good for 3 months. Anyone 18 and under is eligible. Proof of ID required.

Call ECAT at 850-595-3228 or visit www.GoECAT.com.


Event Organizer
Escambia County Area Transit (ECAT)

Event Contact Information:
Escambia County Area Transit (ECAT)
1515 W. Fairfield Drive
Pensacola FL
850-595-3228
www.GoECAT.com

September 6, 2022   7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Eastern Time
 Across The Spectrum: Parent Support Group
No parent should feel alone in their journey of raising a child with autism. It’s tough to care for them, teach them, advocate for them, fight for them, all while taking care of ourselves at the same time. Our kids don’t come with a special manual or born to parents who have a certain set of skills. We learn as we go. Sometimes we figure things out fairly quickly, and sometimes it takes years of hard work and perspiration. If we try to do it all alone, or feel that we’ve been abandoned by those we once counted on, life can easily begin to feel as though it’s impossible. Join our support group and chat with other parents who can offer advice or support and help others by sharing your own knowledge and experience. Every first Tuesday of the month.

Event Organizer
Autism Society of Florida

Event Contact Information:
Virtual
FL
407-207-3388
www.autismfl.org/support-group
info@autismfl.org

September 9, 2022   9:00 AM - 6:00 PM Central Time
 Pensacola Senior Games
Join us for a great time and a chance to show off your athletic prowess! Athletes ages 50 and better are invited to compete over the span of two weeks in sporting events including bocce, horseshoes, bowling, darts, track and field, tennis, swimming, and more!

Registration is $10 for your first event which includes registration, t-shirt, and admission to the closing ceremony. Each additional event costs $1. Registration forms can be mailed or dropped off at: Vickrey Resource Center Attn: Pensacola Senior Games 2130 Summit Blvd. Building B. Pensacola, FL 32503.


Event Organizer
Pensacola Parks and Recreation

Event Contact Information:
City of Pensacola
222 W. Main Street
Pensacola FL 32501


September 9, 2022   5:00 PM - 8:00 PM Central Time
 Food Truck Friday on Baldwin Ave
Main Street DeFuniak Springs will host Food Truck Friday on the second Friday of each month in 2022. Local and regional food trucks and trailers will be lined along Baldwin Avenue offering a variety of culinary options. The lineup of food trucks will be announced on Main Street’s social media channels.

Cost: Free Admission.


Event Organizer
Main Street DeFuniak Springs

Event Contact Information:
886 Baldwin Avenue
DeFuniak Springs FL 32435
850-296-9051
info@mainstreetdfs.org

September 10, 2022   10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Central Time
 5-2-1-0 Northwest FL Day of Play
ITS TIME TO GET OUT AND PLAY! The City of Pensacola has teamed up with the Florida Dept. of Health and the 5-2-1-0 Healthy Escambia program to bring another day of exciting festivities to help families learn about healthy lifestyles. Get moving and join us for a day of activities, games, sports, and contests! Admission is free!

For more information, visit playpensacola.com or Escambia.floridahealth.gov.


Event Organizer
FL Health Dept Escambia County & Play Pensacola Parks & Recreation

Event Contact Information:
Community Maritime Park
301 W. Main Street
Pensacola FL 32502


September 10, 2022   10:30 AM - 1:30 PM Central Time
 Member Respite
Our next membership respite will be held today. There will be a member respite every 2nd Saturday for 2022 Autism Pensacola members.

Contact shanan@autismpensacola.org to register for this event.


Event Organizer
Autism Pensacola

Event Contact Information:
Autism Pensacola Office
10001 N. Davis Hwy, Bldg 1
Pensacola FL 32514


September 10, 2022   11:00 AM - 3:00 PM Eastern Time
 Veterans Memorial Railroad's Free Train Rides
Welcome to Veterans Memorial Railroad! We are back! Come ride our train! A free public run day is held the second Saturday of the month from 11am-3pm.

Veterans Memorial Park also offers amenities for families: a nice playground, a large covered picnic pavilion, one mile of a paved walking trail, all of which can be enjoyed at any time of the year. For reservations of the train or additional information, please call 850-643-6646. Donations are appreciated!


Event Organizer
Veterans Memorial Railroad

Event Contact Information:
Veterans Memorial Park
10561 NW Theo Jacobs Way - Behind the Civic Center
Bristol FL 32321
850-643-6646

September 11, 2022   10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Eastern Time
 Great Connections
Great Connections is a monthly program just for children with special needs and their families. The second Sunday of the month, Great Explorations will close to the general public from 10 am to 12pm, will modify lights and sounds, and will provide a “cool down” room for families who need to take a break. A FREE program for Special Needs families!

Event Organizer
Great Explorations Children's Museum

Event Contact Information:
Great Explorations Children's Museum
1925 4th Street North
St. Petersburg FL 33704

greatex.org/programs/great-connections

Event Coordinator
Elle Gray
EGray@greatex.org

September 17, 2022   7:00 PM - 10:00 PM Eastern Time
 2022 Sundown Summer Concert Series
Tallahassee Downtown is pleased to announce the 2022 Sundown Summer Concert Series at Cascades Park. The event is a series of FREE public concerts held throughout the summer. We have a fantastic lineup of local and regional performers covering a diverse range of music.

There will be tons of family-friendly activities, local food and craft vendors so bring the entire family out for a fun-filled evening! Below is the schedule of bands that will be performing each evening:

5/28 Tallahassee Nights Live
6/25 The Lee Boys w/JB's Zydeco Zoo
7/23 Banditos w/Two Foot Level
8/27 Lil Grizzly w/Country Westerns
9/17 New 76ers w/Common Taters
10/22 The Filthy Six w/Tocamos Mas
11/26 Revival


Event Organizer
Tallahassee Downtown

Event Contact Information:
Cascades Park
1001 S. Gadsden St
Tallahassee FL 32301
850-891-3866

September 21, 2022   6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Eastern Time
 Time for Me Mother’s Support Group
Enjoy the opportunity to meet other moms of children on the autism spectrum, share experiences, ask questions and receive support.

Registration is required in order to receive the zoom link to participate. To register or if you have any questions, contact Sara Dajer at s.dajer@miami.edu.


Event Organizer
UM-NSU CARD

Event Contact Information:
Virtual Event
FL

events.miami.edu/event/time_for_me_mothers_support_group

Event Coordinator
Sara Daje
s.dajer@miami.edu

September 21, 2022   6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Eastern Time
 Just for Dads - Support Group
Join us in via Zoom or in person for a gathering of fathers of children with autism and related disabilities to support one another, share resources, and connect. Must be a registered UM-NSU CARD client.

Event registration required at https://justfordads.eventbrite.com Once registered, you will receive Zoom link to join group.

To join us in person we will meet at: 5665 Ponce de Leon Blvd., 5th Floor, Coral Gables, FL 33146, Room 502

If you have any questions contact Dr. Michael Alessandri at malessandri@miami.edu


Event Organizer
UM-NSU CARD

Event Contact Information:
Virtual or In-person
5665 Ponce de Leon Blvd., 5th Floor, Room 502
Coral Gables FL 33146

events.miami.edu/event/just_for_dads

Event Coordinator
Dr. Michael Alessandri
malessandri@miami.edu

September 21, 2022   7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Eastern Time
 Military Parent Support Group
No parent should feel alone in their journey of raising a child with autism. It’s tough to care for them, teach them, advocate for them, fight for them, all while taking care of ourselves at the same time. Our kids don’t come with a special manual or born to parents who have a certain set of skills. We learn as we go. Sometimes we figure things out fairly quickly, and sometimes it takes years of hard work and perspiration. If we try to do it all alone, or feel that we’ve been abandoned by those we once counted on, life can easily begin to feel as though it’s impossible. Join our support group and chat with other parents who can offer advice or support and help others by sharing your own knowledge and experience. Meetings are held the third Wednesday of the month.

Event Organizer
Autism Society of Florida

Event Contact Information:
Virtual
FL
407-207-3388
www.autismfl.org/support-group
info@autismfl.org

September 25, 2022   10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Eastern Time
 Sunshine Sundays
Sunshine Sunday is a special monthly event for children with special needs and their caregivers. Come explore the Museum with lights and sounds turned down and sensory adapted tools, special programs, and community resources at your fingertips. It’s during this time that children and their families can experience the Museum and unite with others on a similar journey. We are proud to offer an addition to Sunshine Sunday called Sunshine Squad. This is a sensory-friendly opportunity for tweens and teens to practice their social skills by playing games, interacting with others their age and those on a similar journey. Sunshine Squad includes sensory-friendly tools and resources, curated games and activities, and staff trained by the Center for Autism & Related Disabilities.

$5 entry per person, free for members.


Event Organizer
Glazer Children's Museum

Event Contact Information:
Glazer Children's Museum
110 W Gasparilla Plaza
Tampa FL 33601
813-443-3861
glazermuseum.org/accessibility
education@glazermuseum.org

September 27, 2022   9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Central Time
 Money Managing 101
Mike Wimmer, USMC Retired will host this course the last Tuesday of every month. The topics that will be covered:
• Budgeting
• Debt Management
• Tips for Saving Money

Call to register!


Event Organizer
Mike Wimmer, USMC Retired/CareerSource Escarosa

Event Contact Information:
CareerSource Escarosa
6913 N. 9th Avenue - Training Room D
Pensacola FL 32504
850-607-8700

September 27, 2022   6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Eastern Time
 Raising Black African American Children with Autism
A support group supporting parents and guardians of Black African American children with autism to support, encourage, and be a resource on issues related to autism and the Black African American community.

Event Organizer
FAU Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (CARD)

Event Contact Information:
Zoom
FL
561-212-4930

Event Coordinator
Robin Jones
robinjones@fau.edu

October 1, 2022   8:00 AM - 9:30 AM Eastern Time
 Day of Discovery ZooTampa
ZooTampa, in partnerships with the Center for Autism & Related Disabilities (C.A.R.D.) at the University of South Florida, is hosting a Day of Discovery sponsored by the Lowry Murphey Family Foundation Inc.

This low-sensory morning is tailored for the enjoyment of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families. Come experience the Zoo, offering unique programming, animal encounters, exploration, and learning.

During this early morning event, the entire Zoo is open for exploring, including engaging conservation education stations at the African penguin and gharial habitats! Admission is $5 per person and must be purchased online in advance. Day of Discovery is free for ZooTampa members.

The event starts at 8:00 AM and concludes at 9:30 AM


Event Organizer
ZooTampa at Lowry Park

Event Contact Information:
1101 W. SLIGH AVENUE
Tampa FL 33604
813-935-8552
zootampa.org/day-of-discovery

October 4, 2022   7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Eastern Time
 Across The Spectrum: Parent Support Group
No parent should feel alone in their journey of raising a child with autism. It’s tough to care for them, teach them, advocate for them, fight for them, all while taking care of ourselves at the same time. Our kids don’t come with a special manual or born to parents who have a certain set of skills. We learn as we go. Sometimes we figure things out fairly quickly, and sometimes it takes years of hard work and perspiration. If we try to do it all alone, or feel that we’ve been abandoned by those we once counted on, life can easily begin to feel as though it’s impossible. Join our support group and chat with other parents who can offer advice or support and help others by sharing your own knowledge and experience. Every first Tuesday of the month.

Event Organizer
Autism Society of Florida

Event Contact Information:
Virtual
FL
407-207-3388
www.autismfl.org/support-group
info@autismfl.org

October 8, 2022   11:00 AM - 3:00 PM Eastern Time
 Veterans Memorial Railroad's Free Train Rides
Welcome to Veterans Memorial Railroad! We are back! Come ride our train! A free public run day is held the second Saturday of the month from 11am-3pm.

Veterans Memorial Park also offers amenities for families: a nice playground, a large covered picnic pavilion, one mile of a paved walking trail, all of which can be enjoyed at any time of the year. For reservations of the train or additional information, please call 850-643-6646. Donations are appreciated!


Event Organizer
Veterans Memorial Railroad

Event Contact Information:
Veterans Memorial Park
10561 NW Theo Jacobs Way - Behind the Civic Center
Bristol FL 32321
850-643-6646

October 9, 2022   10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Eastern Time
 Great Connections
Great Connections is a monthly program just for children with special needs and their families. The second Sunday of the month, Great Explorations will close to the general public from 10 am to 12pm, will modify lights and sounds, and will provide a “cool down” room for families who need to take a break. A FREE program for Special Needs families!

Event Organizer
Great Explorations Children's Museum

Event Contact Information:
Great Explorations Children's Museum
1925 4th Street North
St. Petersburg FL 33704

greatex.org/programs/great-connections

Event Coordinator
Elle Gray
EGray@greatex.org

October 14, 2022   5:00 PM - 8:00 PM Central Time
 Food Truck Friday on Baldwin Ave
Main Street DeFuniak Springs will host Food Truck Friday on the second Friday of each month in 2022. Local and regional food trucks and trailers will be lined along Baldwin Avenue offering a variety of culinary options. The lineup of food trucks will be announced on Main Street’s social media channels.

Cost: Free Admission.


Event Organizer
Main Street DeFuniak Springs

Event Contact Information:
886 Baldwin Avenue
DeFuniak Springs FL 32435
850-296-9051
info@mainstreetdfs.org

October 19, 2022   6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Eastern Time
 Time for Me Mother’s Support Group
Enjoy the opportunity to meet other moms of children on the autism spectrum, share experiences, ask questions and receive support.

Registration is required in order to receive the zoom link to participate. To register or if you have any questions, contact Sara Dajer at s.dajer@miami.edu.


Event Organizer
UM-NSU CARD

Event Contact Information:
Virtual Event
FL

events.miami.edu/event/time_for_me_mothers_support_group

Event Coordinator
Sara Daje
s.dajer@miami.edu

October 19, 2022   6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Eastern Time
 Just for Dads - Support Group
Join us in via Zoom or in person for a gathering of fathers of children with autism and related disabilities to support one another, share resources, and connect. Must be a registered UM-NSU CARD client.

Event registration required at https://justfordads.eventbrite.com Once registered, you will receive Zoom link to join group.

To join us in person we will meet at: 5665 Ponce de Leon Blvd., 5th Floor, Coral Gables, FL 33146, Room 502

If you have any questions contact Dr. Michael Alessandri at malessandri@miami.edu


Event Organizer
UM-NSU CARD

Event Contact Information:
Virtual or In-person
5665 Ponce de Leon Blvd., 5th Floor, Room 502
Coral Gables FL 33146

events.miami.edu/event/just_for_dads

Event Coordinator
Dr. Michael Alessandri
malessandri@miami.edu

October 19, 2022   7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Eastern Time
 Military Parent Support Group
No parent should feel alone in their journey of raising a child with autism. It’s tough to care for them, teach them, advocate for them, fight for them, all while taking care of ourselves at the same time. Our kids don’t come with a special manual or born to parents who have a certain set of skills. We learn as we go. Sometimes we figure things out fairly quickly, and sometimes it takes years of hard work and perspiration. If we try to do it all alone, or feel that we’ve been abandoned by those we once counted on, life can easily begin to feel as though it’s impossible. Join our support group and chat with other parents who can offer advice or support and help others by sharing your own knowledge and experience. Meetings are held the third Wednesday of the month.

Event Organizer
Autism Society of Florida

Event Contact Information:
Virtual
FL
407-207-3388
www.autismfl.org/support-group
info@autismfl.org

October 22, 2022   7:00 PM - 10:00 PM Eastern Time
 2022 Sundown Summer Concert Series
Tallahassee Downtown is pleased to announce the 2022 Sundown Summer Concert Series at Cascades Park. The event is a series of FREE public concerts held throughout the summer. We have a fantastic lineup of local and regional performers covering a diverse range of music.

There will be tons of family-friendly activities, local food and craft vendors so bring the entire family out for a fun-filled evening! Below is the schedule of bands that will be performing each evening:

5/28 Tallahassee Nights Live
6/25 The Lee Boys w/JB's Zydeco Zoo
7/23 Banditos w/Two Foot Level
8/27 Lil Grizzly w/Country Westerns
9/17 New 76ers w/Common Taters
10/22 The Filthy Six w/Tocamos Mas
11/26 Revival


Event Organizer
Tallahassee Downtown

Event Contact Information:
Cascades Park
1001 S. Gadsden St
Tallahassee FL 32301
850-891-3866

October 25, 2022   9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Central Time
 Money Managing 101
Mike Wimmer, USMC Retired will host this course the last Tuesday of every month. The topics that will be covered:
• Budgeting
• Debt Management
• Tips for Saving Money

Call to register!


Event Organizer
Mike Wimmer, USMC Retired/CareerSource Escarosa

Event Contact Information:
CareerSource Escarosa
6913 N. 9th Avenue - Training Room D
Pensacola FL 32504
850-607-8700

October 25, 2022   6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Eastern Time
 Raising Black African American Children with Autism
A support group supporting parents and guardians of Black African American children with autism to support, encourage, and be a resource on issues related to autism and the Black African American community.

Event Organizer
FAU Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (CARD)

Event Contact Information:
Zoom
FL
561-212-4930

Event Coordinator
Robin Jones
robinjones@fau.edu

October 30, 2022   10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Eastern Time
 Sunshine Sundays
Sunshine Sunday is a special monthly event for children with special needs and their caregivers. Come explore the Museum with lights and sounds turned down and sensory adapted tools, special programs, and community resources at your fingertips. It’s during this time that children and their families can experience the Museum and unite with others on a similar journey. We are proud to offer an addition to Sunshine Sunday called Sunshine Squad. This is a sensory-friendly opportunity for tweens and teens to practice their social skills by playing games, interacting with others their age and those on a similar journey. Sunshine Squad includes sensory-friendly tools and resources, curated games and activities, and staff trained by the Center for Autism & Related Disabilities.

$5 entry per person, free for members.


Event Organizer
Glazer Children's Museum

Event Contact Information:
Glazer Children's Museum
110 W Gasparilla Plaza
Tampa FL 33601
813-443-3861
glazermuseum.org/accessibility
education@glazermuseum.org

November 1, 2022   7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Eastern Time
 Across The Spectrum: Parent Support Group
No parent should feel alone in their journey of raising a child with autism. It’s tough to care for them, teach them, advocate for them, fight for them, all while taking care of ourselves at the same time. Our kids don’t come with a special manual or born to parents who have a certain set of skills. We learn as we go. Sometimes we figure things out fairly quickly, and sometimes it takes years of hard work and perspiration. If we try to do it all alone, or feel that we’ve been abandoned by those we once counted on, life can easily begin to feel as though it’s impossible. Join our support group and chat with other parents who can offer advice or support and help others by sharing your own knowledge and experience. Every first Tuesday of the month.

Event Organizer
Autism Society of Florida

Event Contact Information:
Virtual
FL
407-207-3388
www.autismfl.org/support-group
info@autismfl.org

November 5, 2022   8:00 AM - 9:30 AM Eastern Time
 Day of Discovery ZooTampa
ZooTampa, in partnerships with the Center for Autism & Related Disabilities (C.A.R.D.) at the University of South Florida, is hosting a Day of Discovery sponsored by the Lowry Murphey Family Foundation Inc.

This low-sensory morning is tailored for the enjoyment of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families. Come experience the Zoo, offering unique programming, animal encounters, exploration, and learning.

During this early morning event, the entire Zoo is open for exploring, including engaging conservation education stations at the African penguin and gharial habitats! Admission is $5 per person and must be purchased online in advance. Day of Discovery is free for ZooTampa members.

The event starts at 8:00 AM and concludes at 9:30 AM


Event Organizer
ZooTampa at Lowry Park

Event Contact Information:
1101 W. SLIGH AVENUE
Tampa FL 33604
813-935-8552
zootampa.org/day-of-discovery

November 6, 2022   9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Central Time
 Free Yoga in the Park
Free one-hour yoga classes will be held in Bayview or Community Maritime Parks on the first Sunday of each month throughout 2022. Open to all ages and levels of experience, and features certified instructors.

Event Organizer
Breathe Yoga and Wellness Center/Play Pensacola Parks and Recreation

Event Contact Information:
Community Maritime Park
301 W. Main Street
Pensacola FL 32502


November 11, 2022   5:00 PM - 8:00 PM Central Time
 Food Truck Friday on Baldwin Ave
Main Street DeFuniak Springs will host Food Truck Friday on the second Friday of each month in 2022. Local and regional food trucks and trailers will be lined along Baldwin Avenue offering a variety of culinary options. The lineup of food trucks will be announced on Main Street’s social media channels.

Cost: Free Admission.


Event Organizer
Main Street DeFuniak Springs

Event Contact Information:
886 Baldwin Avenue
DeFuniak Springs FL 32435
850-296-9051
info@mainstreetdfs.org

November 12, 2022   11:00 AM - 3:00 PM Eastern Time
 Veterans Memorial Railroad's Free Train Rides
Welcome to Veterans Memorial Railroad! We are back! Come ride our train! A free public run day is held the second Saturday of the month from 11am-3pm.

Veterans Memorial Park also offers amenities for families: a nice playground, a large covered picnic pavilion, one mile of a paved walking trail, all of which can be enjoyed at any time of the year. For reservations of the train or additional information, please call 850-643-6646. Donations are appreciated!


Event Organizer
Veterans Memorial Railroad

Event Contact Information:
Veterans Memorial Park
10561 NW Theo Jacobs Way - Behind the Civic Center
Bristol FL 32321
850-643-6646

November 13, 2022   10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Eastern Time
 Great Connections
Great Connections is a monthly program just for children with special needs and their families. The second Sunday of the month, Great Explorations will close to the general public from 10 am to 12pm, will modify lights and sounds, and will provide a “cool down” room for families who need to take a break. A FREE program for Special Needs families!

Event Organizer
Great Explorations Children's Museum

Event Contact Information:
Great Explorations Children's Museum
1925 4th Street North
St. Petersburg FL 33704

greatex.org/programs/great-connections

Event Coordinator
Elle Gray
EGray@greatex.org

November 16, 2022   6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Eastern Time
 Time for Me Mother’s Support Group
Enjoy the opportunity to meet other moms of children on the autism spectrum, share experiences, ask questions and receive support.

Registration is required in order to receive the zoom link to participate. To register or if you have any questions, contact Sara Dajer at s.dajer@miami.edu.


Event Organizer
UM-NSU CARD

Event Contact Information:
Virtual Event
FL

events.miami.edu/event/time_for_me_mothers_support_group

Event Coordinator
Sara Daje
s.dajer@miami.edu

November 16, 2022   6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Eastern Time
 Just for Dads - Support Group
Join us in via Zoom or in person for a gathering of fathers of children with autism and related disabilities to support one another, share resources, and connect. Must be a registered UM-NSU CARD client.

Event registration required at https://justfordads.eventbrite.com Once registered, you will receive Zoom link to join group.

To join us in person we will meet at: 5665 Ponce de Leon Blvd., 5th Floor, Coral Gables, FL 33146, Room 502

If you have any questions contact Dr. Michael Alessandri at malessandri@miami.edu


Event Organizer
UM-NSU CARD

Event Contact Information:
Virtual or In-person
5665 Ponce de Leon Blvd., 5th Floor, Room 502
Coral Gables FL 33146

events.miami.edu/event/just_for_dads

Event Coordinator
Dr. Michael Alessandri
malessandri@miami.edu

November 16, 2022   7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Eastern Time
 Military Parent Support Group
No parent should feel alone in their journey of raising a child with autism. It’s tough to care for them, teach them, advocate for them, fight for them, all while taking care of ourselves at the same time. Our kids don’t come with a special manual or born to parents who have a certain set of skills. We learn as we go. Sometimes we figure things out fairly quickly, and sometimes it takes years of hard work and perspiration. If we try to do it all alone, or feel that we’ve been abandoned by those we once counted on, life can easily begin to feel as though it’s impossible. Join our support group and chat with other parents who can offer advice or support and help others by sharing your own knowledge and experience. Meetings are held the third Wednesday of the month.

Event Organizer
Autism Society of Florida

Event Contact Information:
Virtual
FL
407-207-3388
www.autismfl.org/support-group
info@autismfl.org

November 26, 2022   7:00 PM - 10:00 PM Eastern Time
 2022 Sundown Summer Concert Series
Tallahassee Downtown is pleased to announce the 2022 Sundown Summer Concert Series at Cascades Park. The event is a series of FREE public concerts held throughout the summer. We have a fantastic lineup of local and regional performers covering a diverse range of music.

There will be tons of family-friendly activities, local food and craft vendors so bring the entire family out for a fun-filled evening! Below is the schedule of bands that will be performing each evening:

5/28 Tallahassee Nights Live
6/25 The Lee Boys w/JB's Zydeco Zoo
7/23 Banditos w/Two Foot Level
8/27 Lil Grizzly w/Country Westerns
9/17 New 76ers w/Common Taters
10/22 The Filthy Six w/Tocamos Mas
11/26 Revival


Event Organizer
Tallahassee Downtown

Event Contact Information:
Cascades Park
1001 S. Gadsden St
Tallahassee FL 32301
850-891-3866

November 27, 2022   10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Eastern Time
 Sunshine Sundays
Sunshine Sunday is a special monthly event for children with special needs and their caregivers. Come explore the Museum with lights and sounds turned down and sensory adapted tools, special programs, and community resources at your fingertips. It’s during this time that children and their families can experience the Museum and unite with others on a similar journey. We are proud to offer an addition to Sunshine Sunday called Sunshine Squad. This is a sensory-friendly opportunity for tweens and teens to practice their social skills by playing games, interacting with others their age and those on a similar journey. Sunshine Squad includes sensory-friendly tools and resources, curated games and activities, and staff trained by the Center for Autism & Related Disabilities.

$5 entry per person, free for members.


Event Organizer
Glazer Children's Museum

Event Contact Information:
Glazer Children's Museum
110 W Gasparilla Plaza
Tampa FL 33601
813-443-3861
glazermuseum.org/accessibility
education@glazermuseum.org

November 29, 2022   9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Central Time
 Money Managing 101
Mike Wimmer, USMC Retired will host this course the last Tuesday of every month. The topics that will be covered:
• Budgeting
• Debt Management
• Tips for Saving Money

Call to register!


Event Organizer
Mike Wimmer, USMC Retired/CareerSource Escarosa

Event Contact Information:
CareerSource Escarosa
6913 N. 9th Avenue - Training Room D
Pensacola FL 32504
850-607-8700

November 29, 2022   6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Eastern Time
 Raising Black African American Children with Autism
A support group supporting parents and guardians of Black African American children with autism to support, encourage, and be a resource on issues related to autism and the Black African American community.

Event Organizer
FAU Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (CARD)

Event Contact Information:
Zoom
FL
561-212-4930

Event Coordinator
Robin Jones
robinjones@fau.edu

December 3, 2022   8:00 AM - 9:30 AM Eastern Time
 Day of Discovery ZooTampa
ZooTampa, in partnerships with the Center for Autism & Related Disabilities (C.A.R.D.) at the University of South Florida, is hosting a Day of Discovery sponsored by the Lowry Murphey Family Foundation Inc.

This low-sensory morning is tailored for the enjoyment of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families. Come experience the Zoo, offering unique programming, animal encounters, exploration, and learning.

During this early morning event, the entire Zoo is open for exploring, including engaging conservation education stations at the African penguin and gharial habitats! Admission is $5 per person and must be purchased online in advance. Day of Discovery is free for ZooTampa members.

The event starts at 8:00 AM and concludes at 9:30 AM


Event Organizer
ZooTampa at Lowry Park

Event Contact Information:
1101 W. SLIGH AVENUE
Tampa FL 33604
813-935-8552
zootampa.org/day-of-discovery

December 4, 2022   9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Central Time
 Free Yoga in the Park
Free one-hour yoga classes will be held in Bayview or Community Maritime Parks on the first Sunday of each month throughout 2022. Open to all ages and levels of experience, and features certified instructors.

Event Organizer
Breathe Yoga and Wellness Center/Play Pensacola Parks and Recreation

Event Contact Information:
Community Maritime Park
301 W. Main Street
Pensacola FL 32502


December 6, 2022   7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Eastern Time
 Across The Spectrum: Parent Support Group
No parent should feel alone in their journey of raising a child with autism. It’s tough to care for them, teach them, advocate for them, fight for them, all while taking care of ourselves at the same time. Our kids don’t come with a special manual or born to parents who have a certain set of skills. We learn as we go. Sometimes we figure things out fairly quickly, and sometimes it takes years of hard work and perspiration. If we try to do it all alone, or feel that we’ve been abandoned by those we once counted on, life can easily begin to feel as though it’s impossible. Join our support group and chat with other parents who can offer advice or support and help others by sharing your own knowledge and experience. Every first Tuesday of the month.

Event Organizer
Autism Society of Florida

Event Contact Information:
Virtual
FL
407-207-3388
www.autismfl.org/support-group
info@autismfl.org

December 9, 2022   5:00 PM - 8:00 PM Central Time
 Food Truck Friday on Baldwin Ave
Main Street DeFuniak Springs will host Food Truck Friday on the second Friday of each month in 2022. Local and regional food trucks and trailers will be lined along Baldwin Avenue offering a variety of culinary options. The lineup of food trucks will be announced on Main Street’s social media channels.

Cost: Free Admission.


Event Organizer
Main Street DeFuniak Springs

Event Contact Information:
886 Baldwin Avenue
DeFuniak Springs FL 32435
850-296-9051
info@mainstreetdfs.org

December 11, 2022   10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Eastern Time
 Great Connections
Great Connections is a monthly program just for children with special needs and their families. The second Sunday of the month, Great Explorations will close to the general public from 10 am to 12pm, will modify lights and sounds, and will provide a “cool down” room for families who need to take a break. A FREE program for Special Needs families!

Event Organizer
Great Explorations Children's Museum

Event Contact Information:
Great Explorations Children's Museum
1925 4th Street North
St. Petersburg FL 33704

greatex.org/programs/great-connections

Event Coordinator
Elle Gray
EGray@greatex.org

December 21, 2022   6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Eastern Time
 Time for Me Mother’s Support Group
Enjoy the opportunity to meet other moms of children on the autism spectrum, share experiences, ask questions and receive support.

Registration is required in order to receive the zoom link to participate. To register or if you have any questions, contact Sara Dajer at s.dajer@miami.edu.


Event Organizer
UM-NSU CARD

Event Contact Information:
Virtual Event
FL

events.miami.edu/event/time_for_me_mothers_support_group

Event Coordinator
Sara Daje
s.dajer@miami.edu

December 21, 2022   6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Eastern Time
 Just for Dads - Support Group
Join us in via Zoom or in person for a gathering of fathers of children with autism and related disabilities to support one another, share resources, and connect. Must be a registered UM-NSU CARD client.

Event registration required at https://justfordads.eventbrite.com Once registered, you will receive Zoom link to join group.

To join us in person we will meet at: 5665 Ponce de Leon Blvd., 5th Floor, Coral Gables, FL 33146, Room 502

If you have any questions contact Dr. Michael Alessandri at malessandri@miami.edu


Event Organizer
UM-NSU CARD

Event Contact Information:
Virtual or In-person
5665 Ponce de Leon Blvd., 5th Floor, Room 502
Coral Gables FL 33146

events.miami.edu/event/just_for_dads

Event Coordinator
Dr. Michael Alessandri
malessandri@miami.edu

December 21, 2022   7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Eastern Time
 Military Parent Support Group
No parent should feel alone in their journey of raising a child with autism. It’s tough to care for them, teach them, advocate for them, fight for them, all while taking care of ourselves at the same time. Our kids don’t come with a special manual or born to parents who have a certain set of skills. We learn as we go. Sometimes we figure things out fairly quickly, and sometimes it takes years of hard work and perspiration. If we try to do it all alone, or feel that we’ve been abandoned by those we once counted on, life can easily begin to feel as though it’s impossible. Join our support group and chat with other parents who can offer advice or support and help others by sharing your own knowledge and experience. Meetings are held the third Wednesday of the month.

Event Organizer
Autism Society of Florida

Event Contact Information:
Virtual
FL
407-207-3388
www.autismfl.org/support-group
info@autismfl.org

December 27, 2022   9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Central Time
 Money Managing 101
Mike Wimmer, USMC Retired will host this course the last Tuesday of every month. The topics that will be covered:
• Budgeting
• Debt Management
• Tips for Saving Money

Call to register!


Event Organizer
Mike Wimmer, USMC Retired/CareerSource Escarosa

Event Contact Information:
CareerSource Escarosa
6913 N. 9th Avenue - Training Room D
Pensacola FL 32504
850-607-8700

December 27, 2022   6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Eastern Time
 Raising Black African American Children with Autism
A support group supporting parents and guardians of Black African American children with autism to support, encourage, and be a resource on issues related to autism and the Black African American community.

Event Organizer
FAU Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (CARD)

Event Contact Information:
Zoom
FL
561-212-4930

Event Coordinator
Robin Jones
robinjones@fau.edu

January 3, 2023   7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Eastern Time
 Across The Spectrum: Parent Support Group
No parent should feel alone in their journey of raising a child with autism. It’s tough to care for them, teach them, advocate for them, fight for them, all while taking care of ourselves at the same time. Our kids don’t come with a special manual or born to parents who have a certain set of skills. We learn as we go. Sometimes we figure things out fairly quickly, and sometimes it takes years of hard work and perspiration. If we try to do it all alone, or feel that we’ve been abandoned by those we once counted on, life can easily begin to feel as though it’s impossible. Join our support group and chat with other parents who can offer advice or support and help others by sharing your own knowledge and experience. Every first Tuesday of the month.

Event Organizer
Autism Society of Florida

Event Contact Information:
Virtual
FL
407-207-3388
www.autismfl.org/support-group
info@autismfl.org

January 7, 2023   8:00 AM - 9:30 AM Eastern Time
 Day of Discovery ZooTampa
ZooTampa, in partnerships with the Center for Autism & Related Disabilities (C.A.R.D.) at the University of South Florida, is hosting a Day of Discovery sponsored by the Lowry Murphey Family Foundation Inc.

This low-sensory morning is tailored for the enjoyment of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families. Come experience the Zoo, offering unique programming, animal encounters, exploration, and learning.

During this early morning event, the entire Zoo is open for exploring, including engaging conservation education stations at the African penguin and gharial habitats! Admission is $5 per person and must be purchased online in advance. Day of Discovery is free for ZooTampa members.

The event starts at 8:00 AM and concludes at 9:30 AM


Event Organizer
ZooTampa at Lowry Park

Event Contact Information:
1101 W. SLIGH AVENUE
Tampa FL 33604
813-935-8552
zootampa.org/day-of-discovery

January 8, 2023   10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Eastern Time
 Great Connections
Great Connections is a monthly program just for children with special needs and their families. The second Sunday of the month, Great Explorations will close to the general public from 10 am to 12pm, will modify lights and sounds, and will provide a “cool down” room for families who need to take a break. A FREE program for Special Needs families!

Event Organizer
Great Explorations Children's Museum

Event Contact Information:
Great Explorations Children's Museum
1925 4th Street North
St. Petersburg FL 33704

greatex.org/programs/great-connections

Event Coordinator
Elle Gray
EGray@greatex.org

January 18, 2023   7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Eastern Time
 Military Parent Support Group
No parent should feel alone in their journey of raising a child with autism. It’s tough to care for them, teach them, advocate for them, fight for them, all while taking care of ourselves at the same time. Our kids don’t come with a special manual or born to parents who have a certain set of skills. We learn as we go. Sometimes we figure things out fairly quickly, and sometimes it takes years of hard work and perspiration. If we try to do it all alone, or feel that we’ve been abandoned by those we once counted on, life can easily begin to feel as though it’s impossible. Join our support group and chat with other parents who can offer advice or support and help others by sharing your own knowledge and experience. Meetings are held the third Wednesday of the month.

Event Organizer
Autism Society of Florida

Event Contact Information:
Virtual
FL
407-207-3388
www.autismfl.org/support-group
info@autismfl.org

January 29, 2023   10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Eastern Time
 Sunshine Sundays
Sunshine Sunday is a special monthly event for children with special needs and their caregivers. Come explore the Museum with lights and sounds turned down and sensory adapted tools, special programs, and community resources at your fingertips. It’s during this time that children and their families can experience the Museum and unite with others on a similar journey. We are proud to offer an addition to Sunshine Sunday called Sunshine Squad. This is a sensory-friendly opportunity for tweens and teens to practice their social skills by playing games, interacting with others their age and those on a similar journey. Sunshine Squad includes sensory-friendly tools and resources, curated games and activities, and staff trained by the Center for Autism & Related Disabilities.

$5 entry per person, free for members.


Event Organizer
Glazer Children's Museum

Event Contact Information:
Glazer Children's Museum
110 W Gasparilla Plaza
Tampa FL 33601
813-443-3861
glazermuseum.org/accessibility
education@glazermuseum.org

January 31, 2023   6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Eastern Time
 Raising Black African American Children with Autism
A support group supporting parents and guardians of Black African American children with autism to support, encourage, and be a resource on issues related to autism and the Black African American community.

Event Organizer
FAU Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (CARD)

Event Contact Information:
Zoom
FL
561-212-4930

Event Coordinator
Robin Jones
robinjones@fau.edu

February 4, 2023   8:00 AM - 9:30 AM Eastern Time
 Day of Discovery ZooTampa
ZooTampa, in partnerships with the Center for Autism & Related Disabilities (C.A.R.D.) at the University of South Florida, is hosting a Day of Discovery sponsored by the Lowry Murphey Family Foundation Inc.

This low-sensory morning is tailored for the enjoyment of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families. Come experience the Zoo, offering unique programming, animal encounters, exploration, and learning.

During this early morning event, the entire Zoo is open for exploring, including engaging conservation education stations at the African penguin and gharial habitats! Admission is $5 per person and must be purchased online in advance. Day of Discovery is free for ZooTampa members.

The event starts at 8:00 AM and concludes at 9:30 AM


Event Organizer
ZooTampa at Lowry Park

Event Contact Information:
1101 W. SLIGH AVENUE
Tampa FL 33604
813-935-8552
zootampa.org/day-of-discovery

February 7, 2023   7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Eastern Time
 Across The Spectrum: Parent Support Group
No parent should feel alone in their journey of raising a child with autism. It’s tough to care for them, teach them, advocate for them, fight for them, all while taking care of ourselves at the same time. Our kids don’t come with a special manual or born to parents who have a certain set of skills. We learn as we go. Sometimes we figure things out fairly quickly, and sometimes it takes years of hard work and perspiration. If we try to do it all alone, or feel that we’ve been abandoned by those we once counted on, life can easily begin to feel as though it’s impossible. Join our support group and chat with other parents who can offer advice or support and help others by sharing your own knowledge and experience. Every first Tuesday of the month.

Event Organizer
Autism Society of Florida

Event Contact Information:
Virtual
FL
407-207-3388
www.autismfl.org/support-group
info@autismfl.org

February 12, 2023   10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Eastern Time
 Great Connections
Great Connections is a monthly program just for children with special needs and their families. The second Sunday of the month, Great Explorations will close to the general public from 10 am to 12pm, will modify lights and sounds, and will provide a “cool down” room for families who need to take a break. A FREE program for Special Needs families!

Event Organizer
Great Explorations Children's Museum

Event Contact Information:
Great Explorations Children's Museum
1925 4th Street North
St. Petersburg FL 33704

greatex.org/programs/great-connections

Event Coordinator
Elle Gray
EGray@greatex.org

February 28, 2023   6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Eastern Time
 Raising Black African American Children with Autism
A support group supporting parents and guardians of Black African American children with autism to support, encourage, and be a resource on issues related to autism and the Black African American community.

Event Organizer
FAU Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (CARD)

Event Contact Information:
Zoom
FL
561-212-4930

Event Coordinator
Robin Jones
robinjones@fau.edu

March 4, 2023   8:00 AM - 9:30 AM Eastern Time
 Day of Discovery ZooTampa
ZooTampa, in partnerships with the Center for Autism & Related Disabilities (C.A.R.D.) at the University of South Florida, is hosting a Day of Discovery sponsored by the Lowry Murphey Family Foundation Inc.

This low-sensory morning is tailored for the enjoyment of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families. Come experience the Zoo, offering unique programming, animal encounters, exploration, and learning.

During this early morning event, the entire Zoo is open for exploring, including engaging conservation education stations at the African penguin and gharial habitats! Admission is $5 per person and must be purchased online in advance. Day of Discovery is free for ZooTampa members.

The event starts at 8:00 AM and concludes at 9:30 AM


Event Organizer
ZooTampa at Lowry Park

Event Contact Information:
1101 W. SLIGH AVENUE
Tampa FL 33604
813-935-8552
zootampa.org/day-of-discovery

March 7, 2023   7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Eastern Time
 Across The Spectrum: Parent Support Group
No parent should feel alone in their journey of raising a child with autism. It’s tough to care for them, teach them, advocate for them, fight for them, all while taking care of ourselves at the same time. Our kids don’t come with a special manual or born to parents who have a certain set of skills. We learn as we go. Sometimes we figure things out fairly quickly, and sometimes it takes years of hard work and perspiration. If we try to do it all alone, or feel that we’ve been abandoned by those we once counted on, life can easily begin to feel as though it’s impossible. Join our support group and chat with other parents who can offer advice or support and help others by sharing your own knowledge and experience. Every first Tuesday of the month.

Event Organizer
Autism Society of Florida

Event Contact Information:
Virtual
FL
407-207-3388
www.autismfl.org/support-group
info@autismfl.org

March 12, 2023   10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Eastern Time
 Great Connections
Great Connections is a monthly program just for children with special needs and their families. The second Sunday of the month, Great Explorations will close to the general public from 10 am to 12pm, will modify lights and sounds, and will provide a “cool down” room for families who need to take a break. A FREE program for Special Needs families!

Event Organizer
Great Explorations Children's Museum

Event Contact Information:
Great Explorations Children's Museum
1925 4th Street North
St. Petersburg FL 33704

greatex.org/programs/great-connections

Event Coordinator
Elle Gray
EGray@greatex.org

March 28, 2023   6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Eastern Time
 Raising Black African American Children with Autism
A support group supporting parents and guardians of Black African American children with autism to support, encourage, and be a resource on issues related to autism and the Black African American community.

Event Organizer
FAU Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (CARD)

Event Contact Information:
Zoom
FL
561-212-4930

Event Coordinator
Robin Jones
robinjones@fau.edu

April 1, 2023   8:00 AM - 9:30 AM Eastern Time
 Day of Discovery ZooTampa
ZooTampa, in partnerships with the Center for Autism & Related Disabilities (C.A.R.D.) at the University of South Florida, is hosting a Day of Discovery sponsored by the Lowry Murphey Family Foundation Inc.

This low-sensory morning is tailored for the enjoyment of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families. Come experience the Zoo, offering unique programming, animal encounters, exploration, and learning.

During this early morning event, the entire Zoo is open for exploring, including engaging conservation education stations at the African penguin and gharial habitats! Admission is $5 per person and must be purchased online in advance. Day of Discovery is free for ZooTampa members.

The event starts at 8:00 AM and concludes at 9:30 AM


Event Organizer
ZooTampa at Lowry Park

Event Contact Information:
1101 W. SLIGH AVENUE
Tampa FL 33604
813-935-8552
zootampa.org/day-of-discovery

April 4, 2023   7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Eastern Time
 Across The Spectrum: Parent Support Group
No parent should feel alone in their journey of raising a child with autism. It’s tough to care for them, teach them, advocate for them, fight for them, all while taking care of ourselves at the same time. Our kids don’t come with a special manual or born to parents who have a certain set of skills. We learn as we go. Sometimes we figure things out fairly quickly, and sometimes it takes years of hard work and perspiration. If we try to do it all alone, or feel that we’ve been abandoned by those we once counted on, life can easily begin to feel as though it’s impossible. Join our support group and chat with other parents who can offer advice or support and help others by sharing your own knowledge and experience. Every first Tuesday of the month.

Event Organizer
Autism Society of Florida

Event Contact Information:
Virtual
FL
407-207-3388
www.autismfl.org/support-group
info@autismfl.org

April 9, 2023   10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Eastern Time
 Great Connections
Great Connections is a monthly program just for children with special needs and their families. The second Sunday of the month, Great Explorations will close to the general public from 10 am to 12pm, will modify lights and sounds, and will provide a “cool down” room for families who need to take a break. A FREE program for Special Needs families!

Event Organizer
Great Explorations Children's Museum

Event Contact Information:
Great Explorations Children's Museum
1925 4th Street North
St. Petersburg FL 33704

greatex.org/programs/great-connections

Event Coordinator
Elle Gray
EGray@greatex.org

May 2, 2023   7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Eastern Time
 Across The Spectrum: Parent Support Group
No parent should feel alone in their journey of raising a child with autism. It’s tough to care for them, teach them, advocate for them, fight for them, all while taking care of ourselves at the same time. Our kids don’t come with a special manual or born to parents who have a certain set of skills. We learn as we go. Sometimes we figure things out fairly quickly, and sometimes it takes years of hard work and perspiration. If we try to do it all alone, or feel that we’ve been abandoned by those we once counted on, life can easily begin to feel as though it’s impossible. Join our support group and chat with other parents who can offer advice or support and help others by sharing your own knowledge and experience. Every first Tuesday of the month.

Event Organizer
Autism Society of Florida

Event Contact Information:
Virtual
FL
407-207-3388
www.autismfl.org/support-group
info@autismfl.org

May 6, 2023   8:00 AM - 9:30 AM Eastern Time
 Day of Discovery ZooTampa
ZooTampa, in partnerships with the Center for Autism & Related Disabilities (C.A.R.D.) at the University of South Florida, is hosting a Day of Discovery sponsored by the Lowry Murphey Family Foundation Inc.

This low-sensory morning is tailored for the enjoyment of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families. Come experience the Zoo, offering unique programming, animal encounters, exploration, and learning.

During this early morning event, the entire Zoo is open for exploring, including engaging conservation education stations at the African penguin and gharial habitats! Admission is $5 per person and must be purchased online in advance. Day of Discovery is free for ZooTampa members.

The event starts at 8:00 AM and concludes at 9:30 AM


Event Organizer
ZooTampa at Lowry Park

Event Contact Information:
1101 W. SLIGH AVENUE
Tampa FL 33604
813-935-8552
zootampa.org/day-of-discovery

May 14, 2023   10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Eastern Time
 Great Connections
Great Connections is a monthly program just for children with special needs and their families. The second Sunday of the month, Great Explorations will close to the general public from 10 am to 12pm, will modify lights and sounds, and will provide a “cool down” room for families who need to take a break. A FREE program for Special Needs families!

Event Organizer
Great Explorations Children's Museum

Event Contact Information:
Great Explorations Children's Museum
1925 4th Street North
St. Petersburg FL 33704

greatex.org/programs/great-connections

Event Coordinator
Elle Gray
EGray@greatex.org

June 3, 2023   8:00 AM - 9:30 AM Eastern Time
 Day of Discovery ZooTampa
ZooTampa, in partnerships with the Center for Autism & Related Disabilities (C.A.R.D.) at the University of South Florida, is hosting a Day of Discovery sponsored by the Lowry Murphey Family Foundation Inc.

This low-sensory morning is tailored for the enjoyment of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families. Come experience the Zoo, offering unique programming, animal encounters, exploration, and learning.

During this early morning event, the entire Zoo is open for exploring, including engaging conservation education stations at the African penguin and gharial habitats! Admission is $5 per person and must be purchased online in advance. Day of Discovery is free for ZooTampa members.

The event starts at 8:00 AM and concludes at 9:30 AM


Event Organizer
ZooTampa at Lowry Park

Event Contact Information:
1101 W. SLIGH AVENUE
Tampa FL 33604
813-935-8552
zootampa.org/day-of-discovery

June 6, 2023   7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Eastern Time
 Across The Spectrum: Parent Support Group
No parent should feel alone in their journey of raising a child with autism. It’s tough to care for them, teach them, advocate for them, fight for them, all while taking care of ourselves at the same time. Our kids don’t come with a special manual or born to parents who have a certain set of skills. We learn as we go. Sometimes we figure things out fairly quickly, and sometimes it takes years of hard work and perspiration. If we try to do it all alone, or feel that we’ve been abandoned by those we once counted on, life can easily begin to feel as though it’s impossible. Join our support group and chat with other parents who can offer advice or support and help others by sharing your own knowledge and experience. Every first Tuesday of the month.

Event Organizer
Autism Society of Florida

Event Contact Information:
Virtual
FL
407-207-3388
www.autismfl.org/support-group
info@autismfl.org

June 11, 2023   10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Eastern Time
 Great Connections
Great Connections is a monthly program just for children with special needs and their families. The second Sunday of the month, Great Explorations will close to the general public from 10 am to 12pm, will modify lights and sounds, and will provide a “cool down” room for families who need to take a break. A FREE program for Special Needs families!

Event Organizer
Great Explorations Children's Museum

Event Contact Information:
Great Explorations Children's Museum
1925 4th Street North
St. Petersburg FL 33704

greatex.org/programs/great-connections

Event Coordinator
Elle Gray
EGray@greatex.org

July 1, 2023   8:00 AM - 9:30 AM Eastern Time
 Day of Discovery ZooTampa
ZooTampa, in partnerships with the Center for Autism & Related Disabilities (C.A.R.D.) at the University of South Florida, is hosting a Day of Discovery sponsored by the Lowry Murphey Family Foundation Inc.

This low-sensory morning is tailored for the enjoyment of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families. Come experience the Zoo, offering unique programming, animal encounters, exploration, and learning.

During this early morning event, the entire Zoo is open for exploring, including engaging conservation education stations at the African penguin and gharial habitats! Admission is $5 per person and must be purchased online in advance. Day of Discovery is free for ZooTampa members.

The event starts at 8:00 AM and concludes at 9:30 AM


Event Organizer
ZooTampa at Lowry Park

Event Contact Information:
1101 W. SLIGH AVENUE
Tampa FL 33604
813-935-8552
zootampa.org/day-of-discovery

July 4, 2023   7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Eastern Time
 Across The Spectrum: Parent Support Group
No parent should feel alone in their journey of raising a child with autism. It’s tough to care for them, teach them, advocate for them, fight for them, all while taking care of ourselves at the same time. Our kids don’t come with a special manual or born to parents who have a certain set of skills. We learn as we go. Sometimes we figure things out fairly quickly, and sometimes it takes years of hard work and perspiration. If we try to do it all alone, or feel that we’ve been abandoned by those we once counted on, life can easily begin to feel as though it’s impossible. Join our support group and chat with other parents who can offer advice or support and help others by sharing your own knowledge and experience. Every first Tuesday of the month.

Event Organizer
Autism Society of Florida

Event Contact Information:
Virtual
FL
407-207-3388
www.autismfl.org/support-group
info@autismfl.org

July 9, 2023   10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Eastern Time
 Great Connections
Great Connections is a monthly program just for children with special needs and their families. The second Sunday of the month, Great Explorations will close to the general public from 10 am to 12pm, will modify lights and sounds, and will provide a “cool down” room for families who need to take a break. A FREE program for Special Needs families!

Event Organizer
Great Explorations Children's Museum

Event Contact Information:
Great Explorations Children's Museum
1925 4th Street North
St. Petersburg FL 33704

greatex.org/programs/great-connections

Event Coordinator
Elle Gray
EGray@greatex.org

August 1, 2023   7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Eastern Time
 Across The Spectrum: Parent Support Group
No parent should feel alone in their journey of raising a child with autism. It’s tough to care for them, teach them, advocate for them, fight for them, all while taking care of ourselves at the same time. Our kids don’t come with a special manual or born to parents who have a certain set of skills. We learn as we go. Sometimes we figure things out fairly quickly, and sometimes it takes years of hard work and perspiration. If we try to do it all alone, or feel that we’ve been abandoned by those we once counted on, life can easily begin to feel as though it’s impossible. Join our support group and chat with other parents who can offer advice or support and help others by sharing your own knowledge and experience. Every first Tuesday of the month.

Event Organizer
Autism Society of Florida

Event Contact Information:
Virtual
FL
407-207-3388
www.autismfl.org/support-group
info@autismfl.org

August 5, 2023   8:00 AM - 9:30 AM Eastern Time
 Day of Discovery ZooTampa
ZooTampa, in partnerships with the Center for Autism & Related Disabilities (C.A.R.D.) at the University of South Florida, is hosting a Day of Discovery sponsored by the Lowry Murphey Family Foundation Inc.

This low-sensory morning is tailored for the enjoyment of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families. Come experience the Zoo, offering unique programming, animal encounters, exploration, and learning.

During this early morning event, the entire Zoo is open for exploring, including engaging conservation education stations at the African penguin and gharial habitats! Admission is $5 per person and must be purchased online in advance. Day of Discovery is free for ZooTampa members.

The event starts at 8:00 AM and concludes at 9:30 AM


Event Organizer
ZooTampa at Lowry Park

Event Contact Information:
1101 W. SLIGH AVENUE
Tampa FL 33604
813-935-8552
zootampa.org/day-of-discovery

August 13, 2023   10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Eastern Time
 Great Connections
Great Connections is a monthly program just for children with special needs and their families. The second Sunday of the month, Great Explorations will close to the general public from 10 am to 12pm, will modify lights and sounds, and will provide a “cool down” room for families who need to take a break. A FREE program for Special Needs families!

Event Organizer
Great Explorations Children's Museum

Event Contact Information:
Great Explorations Children's Museum
1925 4th Street North
St. Petersburg FL 33704

greatex.org/programs/great-connections

Event Coordinator
Elle Gray
EGray@greatex.org

September 2, 2023   8:00 AM - 9:30 AM Eastern Time
 Day of Discovery ZooTampa
ZooTampa, in partnerships with the Center for Autism & Related Disabilities (C.A.R.D.) at the University of South Florida, is hosting a Day of Discovery sponsored by the Lowry Murphey Family Foundation Inc.

This low-sensory morning is tailored for the enjoyment of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families. Come experience the Zoo, offering unique programming, animal encounters, exploration, and learning.

During this early morning event, the entire Zoo is open for exploring, including engaging conservation education stations at the African penguin and gharial habitats! Admission is $5 per person and must be purchased online in advance. Day of Discovery is free for ZooTampa members.

The event starts at 8:00 AM and concludes at 9:30 AM


Event Organizer
ZooTampa at Lowry Park

Event Contact Information:
1101 W. SLIGH AVENUE
Tampa FL 33604
813-935-8552
zootampa.org/day-of-discovery

September 5, 2023   7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Eastern Time
 Across The Spectrum: Parent Support Group
No parent should feel alone in their journey of raising a child with autism. It’s tough to care for them, teach them, advocate for them, fight for them, all while taking care of ourselves at the same time. Our kids don’t come with a special manual or born to parents who have a certain set of skills. We learn as we go. Sometimes we figure things out fairly quickly, and sometimes it takes years of hard work and perspiration. If we try to do it all alone, or feel that we’ve been abandoned by those we once counted on, life can easily begin to feel as though it’s impossible. Join our support group and chat with other parents who can offer advice or support and help others by sharing your own knowledge and experience. Every first Tuesday of the month.

Event Organizer
Autism Society of Florida

Event Contact Information:
Virtual
FL
407-207-3388
www.autismfl.org/support-group
info@autismfl.org

September 10, 2023   10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Eastern Time
 Great Connections
Great Connections is a monthly program just for children with special needs and their families. The second Sunday of the month, Great Explorations will close to the general public from 10 am to 12pm, will modify lights and sounds, and will provide a “cool down” room for families who need to take a break. A FREE program for Special Needs families!

Event Organizer
Great Explorations Children's Museum

Event Contact Information:
Great Explorations Children's Museum
1925 4th Street North
St. Petersburg FL 33704

greatex.org/programs/great-connections

Event Coordinator
Elle Gray
EGray@greatex.org

October 3, 2023   7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Eastern Time
 Across The Spectrum: Parent Support Group
No parent should feel alone in their journey of raising a child with autism. It’s tough to care for them, teach them, advocate for them, fight for them, all while taking care of ourselves at the same time. Our kids don’t come with a special manual or born to parents who have a certain set of skills. We learn as we go. Sometimes we figure things out fairly quickly, and sometimes it takes years of hard work and perspiration. If we try to do it all alone, or feel that we’ve been abandoned by those we once counted on, life can easily begin to feel as though it’s impossible. Join our support group and chat with other parents who can offer advice or support and help others by sharing your own knowledge and experience. Every first Tuesday of the month.

Event Organizer
Autism Society of Florida

Event Contact Information:
Virtual
FL
407-207-3388
www.autismfl.org/support-group
info@autismfl.org

October 7, 2023   8:00 AM - 9:30 AM Eastern Time
 Day of Discovery ZooTampa
ZooTampa, in partnerships with the Center for Autism & Related Disabilities (C.A.R.D.) at the University of South Florida, is hosting a Day of Discovery sponsored by the Lowry Murphey Family Foundation Inc.

This low-sensory morning is tailored for the enjoyment of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families. Come experience the Zoo, offering unique programming, animal encounters, exploration, and learning.

During this early morning event, the entire Zoo is open for exploring, including engaging conservation education stations at the African penguin and gharial habitats! Admission is $5 per person and must be purchased online in advance. Day of Discovery is free for ZooTampa members.

The event starts at 8:00 AM and concludes at 9:30 AM


Event Organizer
ZooTampa at Lowry Park

Event Contact Information:
1101 W. SLIGH AVENUE
Tampa FL 33604
813-935-8552
zootampa.org/day-of-discovery

October 8, 2023   10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Eastern Time
 Great Connections
Great Connections is a monthly program just for children with special needs and their families. The second Sunday of the month, Great Explorations will close to the general public from 10 am to 12pm, will modify lights and sounds, and will provide a “cool down” room for families who need to take a break. A FREE program for Special Needs families!

Event Organizer
Great Explorations Children's Museum

Event Contact Information:
Great Explorations Children's Museum
1925 4th Street North
St. Petersburg FL 33704

greatex.org/programs/great-connections

Event Coordinator
Elle Gray
EGray@greatex.org

October 31, 2023   7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Eastern Time
 Across The Spectrum: Parent Support Group
No parent should feel alone in their journey of raising a child with autism. It’s tough to care for them, teach them, advocate for them, fight for them, all while taking care of ourselves at the same time. Our kids don’t come with a special manual or born to parents who have a certain set of skills. We learn as we go. Sometimes we figure things out fairly quickly, and sometimes it takes years of hard work and perspiration. If we try to do it all alone, or feel that we’ve been abandoned by those we once counted on, life can easily begin to feel as though it’s impossible. Join our support group and chat with other parents who can offer advice or support and help others by sharing your own knowledge and experience. Every first Tuesday of the month.

Event Organizer
Autism Society of Florida

Event Contact Information:
Virtual
FL
407-207-3388
www.autismfl.org/support-group
info@autismfl.org

November 4, 2023   8:00 AM - 9:30 AM Eastern Time
 Day of Discovery ZooTampa
ZooTampa, in partnerships with the Center for Autism & Related Disabilities (C.A.R.D.) at the University of South Florida, is hosting a Day of Discovery sponsored by the Lowry Murphey Family Foundation Inc.

This low-sensory morning is tailored for the enjoyment of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families. Come experience the Zoo, offering unique programming, animal encounters, exploration, and learning.

During this early morning event, the entire Zoo is open for exploring, including engaging conservation education stations at the African penguin and gharial habitats! Admission is $5 per person and must be purchased online in advance. Day of Discovery is free for ZooTampa members.

The event starts at 8:00 AM and concludes at 9:30 AM


Event Organizer
ZooTampa at Lowry Park

Event Contact Information:
1101 W. SLIGH AVENUE
Tampa FL 33604
813-935-8552
zootampa.org/day-of-discovery

November 7, 2023   7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Eastern Time
 Across The Spectrum: Parent Support Group
No parent should feel alone in their journey of raising a child with autism. It’s tough to care for them, teach them, advocate for them, fight for them, all while taking care of ourselves at the same time. Our kids don’t come with a special manual or born to parents who have a certain set of skills. We learn as we go. Sometimes we figure things out fairly quickly, and sometimes it takes years of hard work and perspiration. If we try to do it all alone, or feel that we’ve been abandoned by those we once counted on, life can easily begin to feel as though it’s impossible. Join our support group and chat with other parents who can offer advice or support and help others by sharing your own knowledge and experience. Every first Tuesday of the month.

Event Organizer
Autism Society of Florida

Event Contact Information:
Virtual
FL
407-207-3388
www.autismfl.org/support-group
info@autismfl.org

November 12, 2023   10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Eastern Time
 Great Connections
Great Connections is a monthly program just for children with special needs and their families. The second Sunday of the month, Great Explorations will close to the general public from 10 am to 12pm, will modify lights and sounds, and will provide a “cool down” room for families who need to take a break. A FREE program for Special Needs families!

Event Organizer
Great Explorations Children's Museum

Event Contact Information:
Great Explorations Children's Museum
1925 4th Street North
St. Petersburg FL 33704

greatex.org/programs/great-connections

Event Coordinator
Elle Gray
EGray@greatex.org

December 2, 2023   8:00 AM - 9:30 AM Eastern Time
 Day of Discovery ZooTampa
ZooTampa, in partnerships with the Center for Autism & Related Disabilities (C.A.R.D.) at the University of South Florida, is hosting a Day of Discovery sponsored by the Lowry Murphey Family Foundation Inc.

This low-sensory morning is tailored for the enjoyment of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families. Come experience the Zoo, offering unique programming, animal encounters, exploration, and learning.

During this early morning event, the entire Zoo is open for exploring, including engaging conservation education stations at the African penguin and gharial habitats! Admission is $5 per person and must be purchased online in advance. Day of Discovery is free for ZooTampa members.

The event starts at 8:00 AM and concludes at 9:30 AM


Event Organizer
ZooTampa at Lowry Park

Event Contact Information:
1101 W. SLIGH AVENUE
Tampa FL 33604
813-935-8552
zootampa.org/day-of-discovery

December 5, 2023   7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Eastern Time
 Across The Spectrum: Parent Support Group
No parent should feel alone in their journey of raising a child with autism. It’s tough to care for them, teach them, advocate for them, fight for them, all while taking care of ourselves at the same time. Our kids don’t come with a special manual or born to parents who have a certain set of skills. We learn as we go. Sometimes we figure things out fairly quickly, and sometimes it takes years of hard work and perspiration. If we try to do it all alone, or feel that we’ve been abandoned by those we once counted on, life can easily begin to feel as though it’s impossible. Join our support group and chat with other parents who can offer advice or support and help others by sharing your own knowledge and experience. Every first Tuesday of the month.

Event Organizer
Autism Society of Florida

Event Contact Information:
Virtual
FL
407-207-3388
www.autismfl.org/support-group
info@autismfl.org

December 10, 2023   10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Eastern Time
 Great Connections
Great Connections is a monthly program just for children with special needs and their families. The second Sunday of the month, Great Explorations will close to the general public from 10 am to 12pm, will modify lights and sounds, and will provide a “cool down” room for families who need to take a break. A FREE program for Special Needs families!

Event Organizer
Great Explorations Children's Museum

Event Contact Information:
Great Explorations Children's Museum
1925 4th Street North
St. Petersburg FL 33704

greatex.org/programs/great-connections

Event Coordinator
Elle Gray
EGray@greatex.org

January 6, 2024   8:00 AM - 9:30 AM Eastern Time
 Day of Discovery ZooTampa
ZooTampa, in partnerships with the Center for Autism & Related Disabilities (C.A.R.D.) at the University of South Florida, is hosting a Day of Discovery sponsored by the Lowry Murphey Family Foundation Inc.

This low-sensory morning is tailored for the enjoyment of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families. Come experience the Zoo, offering unique programming, animal encounters, exploration, and learning.

During this early morning event, the entire Zoo is open for exploring, including engaging conservation education stations at the African penguin and gharial habitats! Admission is $5 per person and must be purchased online in advance. Day of Discovery is free for ZooTampa members.

The event starts at 8:00 AM and concludes at 9:30 AM


Event Organizer
ZooTampa at Lowry Park

Event Contact Information:
1101 W. SLIGH AVENUE
Tampa FL 33604
813-935-8552
zootampa.org/day-of-discovery