A&E Happenings 5/25/23 – Inweekly

Nonprofits & Fundraisers
Gulf Coast Nonprofits Encouraged to Apply for Event Sponsorship from Cox
Local nonprofits planning fundraising and awareness events in the Gulf Coast market are encouraged to apply for an event sponsorship from Cox Communications. Cox is currently accepting applications for events occurring July 1-Dec. 31, 2023. If your nonprofit is planning an event that will take place during these dates, and looking for support, apply for cash and/or in-kind sponsorships at Cox’s Charitable Giving Site. The deadline for applications is Friday, June 2, 2023. Organizations will be notified mid-June if their requests are approved.

In 2022, Cox gave more than $1.6 million in cash and in-kind services to nonprofits in the Gulf Coast Market, which includes portions of Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa and Walton counties. These sponsorships are specifically held for nonprofit fundraising events, not general donations, and the organization must be a registered 501(c)3.

More information is available at

The Escambia-Santa Rosa Bar Foundation Accepting Grant Applications for 2023
The Escambia-Santa Rosa Bar Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Escambia-Santa Rosa Bar Association, is currently accepting grant applications for 2023. Grants are awarded to organizations that successfully demonstrate how a proposed program aligns with one or more of the tenets of the mission of the Foundation, which are to foster greater accessibility to the judicial system, improvements to the overall quality of the administration of justice, law-related education and increased public awareness of the judicial system and improved management and operation of the court system.

Grants awards are typically in the $500-$1,500 range. For more information on the Foundation and to download an application form, visit

Animal Allies Florida Bingo
Animal Allies Florida hosts bingo twice monthly at Scenic Hills Country Club, 8891 Burning Tree Road. The cost is 10 rounds of bingo for $10, with cash prizes for winners. Food and drinks are also available for purchase. A full bar and restaurant offer special adult beverages just for bingo nights. You must be 18 to play. For more information, visit

Kitten and Cat Adoptions
Animal Allies Florida will offer kitten and cat adoptions 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday, May 20, at Pet Supermarket, 6857 N. 9th Ave. If you can’t adopt, talk to us about opportunities to donate, foster or volunteer. All cats have up-to-date shots, and the adoption fee includes spay or neuter with microchip.

Baptist Hospital Volunteer Services $5 Jewelry Sale
Baptist Hospital Volunteer Services will host a $5 Jewelry & Accessories Sale 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday, May 22, and Tuesday, May 23, in the Medical Meeting Room at the Baptist Hospital towers, 1717 North E St.

Items such as necklaces, bracelets, scarves, hats, collegiate merchandise, rings, wallets and more will be for sale for only $5. This fundraiser benefits the volunteer services fund of the Baptist Health Care Foundation. Cash, check and most major credit cards are accepted. For more information, call Baptist Hospital Volunteer Services at (850) 434-4936.

Caring & Sharing Ministry Food Drive
The Gloria Green Caring & Sharing Ministry is attached to the Historic St. Joseph Catholic Church, 140 W. Government St. The ministry feeds the homeless at 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays. The ministry’s food pantry opens at 10 a.m. and has clothing. Food donations needed are pop-top canned goods, Beanie Weenies, Vienna sausage, potted meat, cans of tuna and chicken and soups. Clothing donations needed include tennis shoes for men and women and sweatshirts and new underwear for men in sizes small, medium and large. Call DeeDee Green at (850) 723-3390 for details.

Call to Artists
Great Gulfcoast Arts Festival 2023 Poster Design Contest
The Great Gulfcoast Arts Festival is accepting submissions to its 2023 poster design competition through June 30.

The winning artist receives a $1,500 cash award. The winning design will be featured on posters, T-shirts and other GGAF promotional items for the festival. Posters have become a regional collector’s item.

This year’s event is Nov. 3, 4 and 5 in Seville Square and Bartram Park in historic downtown Pensacola.

Competing artists can find the complete list of rules and requirements, plus a gallery of past posters, at

309 Zine Feud
309 Punk Project announced a Zine Feud. Requirements include a minimum page count of 16, minimum print run of 15 and no reprints. Deadline is June 1. Send or deliver at least one copy of your zine before 5 p.m. June 1 to Alabama Contemporary Art Center, 301 Conti St., Mobile, AL 36602, or 309 Punk Project, 309 N. Sixth Ave. Pensacola, FL 32501.

Submitted zines will be included in the 2023 Zine Challenge and 309 archives. For more information, visit

Community Events
Escambia County High School Graduations
Graduations are Thursday, May 25, at Pensacola Bay Center, 201 E. Gregory St. The schedule is as follows: 9 a.m. Tate High School, 12:16 p.m. Northview High School, 2:30 p.m. Pine Forest High School and 5:30 p.m. West Florida High School.

Gulf Coast Mil Connect
A networking event for active duty, veterans, and military spouses to connect with resources is 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 25, at Gary’s Brewery and Biergarten, 208 Newman Ave. Visit for details.

Santa Rosa County High School Graduations
Graduations are Saturday, May 27, at Pensacola Bay Center, 201 E. Gregory St. The schedule is as follows: 11 a.m. Pace High School, 2:30 p.m. Navarre High School and 6 p.m. Gulf Breeze High School.

Memorial Day Ceremony
The Veterans Memorial Park Foundation of Pensacola invites active-duty military personnel, veterans, families and all community members to attend the Memorial Day Ceremony at 1 p.m. Sunday, May 28, at Veterans Memorial Park, 200 S. 10th Ave. This year’s guest speaker is Dan Shugart, a popular and well-known sports director at WEAR-TV3. For more information, visit

Spanish Navy Training Ship Juan Sebastian de Elcano
The City of Pensacola and the “Elcano Society” host the return of the Spanish Navy training tall ship, Juan Sebastian de Elcano. The ship will dock at the Port of Pensacola Commendencia Street Slip from May 29-June 3. This visit will coincide with Fiesta Pensacola festivities to include free public ship tours. For an updated schedule of events, visit

Arts & Culture
What to Know About Visiting the National Naval Aviation Museum
The National Naval Aviation Museum (NNAM) is thrilled to welcome back everyone to the museum. Reminder: Locals and visitors alike should know that the public access waiver onto NAS Pensacola has now been re-established.

U.S. Navy requirements for NASP base access: All general public visitors to NNAM will be required to enter and exit NASP through the West Gate only on Blue Angel Parkway.

All guests 18 and older must provide a REAL ID-compliant driver’s license or a passport to gain access. A REAL-ID license has a gold circle with a star in the top right corner of the license.
All children younger than 16 must be accompanied by an adult chaperone.
All vehicles entering the base may be subject to inspection.

NNAM is open 9 a.m.-4 p.m. daily, however, NASP west gate access remains open to the general public only until 3 p.m. daily. The museum is closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

While on the base, the public will be able to visit the Pensacola Lighthouse, Fort Barrancas, Blue Angels’ practices and the NNAM. Access to Barrancas National Cemetery is always available through the Visitor Control Center to individuals with family interred at the cemetery.

Foreign nationals are allowed on base with certain restrictions. Guests with boat trailers will not be allowed to enter.

Access will be dependent on available parking at the NNAM and Pensacola Lighthouse. Once parking is full, public access will be halted until more parking becomes available. Temporary traffic control points will be located on the base to prevent public access to other areas of the installation.

The following restrictions apply to all visitors:
No weapons (firearms/knives) allowed (including concealed weapon permit holders).
No backpacks/coolers allowed (diaper bags or medically required bags are acceptable and subject to search).
No alcoholic beverages are allowed.
No drones are allowed (countermeasures will be taken).
Persons with felony convictions are not authorized base access.
All vehicles and personnel are subject to security searches and background checks.
No visitors with boats or boat trailers.
Upon entering the museum, NNAM staff will conduct personal bag checks and random metal detection.

Shock Illusionist Dan Sperry with Nik Flagstar
Show is 6 p.m. Thursday, May 25, at The Handlebar, 319 N. Tarragona St. with musical guest Nik Flagstar. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Visit for details.

New Palafox Market South at Plaza Ferdinand
Palafox Market South will include a blend of familiar Palafox Market vendors, along with a new mix of local farmers, artists and craftsmen and women, who will fill up Plaza Ferdinand on the corner of Palafox and Government streets. Shoppers can navigate between the new market and the always-humming original located on north Palafox at Martin Luther King, Jr. Plaza, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. every Saturday.

For more information about Palafox Market, visit For information concerning other downtown events, please visit

Tickets on Sale for Beyond Van Gogh
Tickets are on sale now for Beyond Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience. In the interactive experience, guests witness more than 300 iconic masterpieces, including such instantly recognizable classics as “The Starry Night,” “Sunflowers” and “Café Terrace at Night,” as well as many revealing self-portraits. Beyond Van Gogh is Aug. 5-Sept. 9 at Pensacola Interstate Fair, Building. 6, 6655 Mobile Highway. Prices start at $39.99 for adults and $23.99 for children (ages 5-15), plus ticketing fees. Tickets are on sale at

“The Nebula of Georgia”
A dramedy written by Joe Nierle at Pensacola Little Theatre, 400 S. Jefferson St. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 25, Friday, May 26 and Saturday, May 27 and 2:30 p.m. Saturday, May 27. Tickets are $14-$20. Visit

Cabaret Drag Showcase at American Legion Post #193
Don’t miss Cabaret Drag Showcase every second and fourth Saturday at the American Legion Post #193, 2708 N. 12th Ave. Doors open at 8 p.m. Showtime is 10 p.m. For more information, contact Taize Sinclair-Santi, show director, at

Spirits of Seville Quarter Ghost Tour and Luncheon
Dine inside Pensacola’s oldest and most haunted restaurant and investigate the spirits with actual paranormal equipment at Seville Quarter, 130 E. Government St. Tickets are $12 and include a voucher toward Seville Quarter’s menu. Tours held 11 a.m.-2 p.m. weekdays and 2-4 p.m. Sundays. Make an appointment by calling (850) 941-4321.

After Dark: Seville Quarter Ghosts, Murder, Mayhem and Mystery Tour and Dinner
After Dark Paranormal Investigation and Dinner inside one of Pensacola’s most haunted restaurants with actual ghost-hunting equipment 6-8 p.m. Sundays. Listen as your guide weaves tales of ghosts, debauchery, murder, mayhem, paranormal activities, history and more of Seville Quarter and downtown Historic Pensacola. Following your ghost tour, enjoy dinner at Seville Quarter Palace Café, 130 E. Government St. Reservations required. Call (850) 941-4321. Tickets available at

Pensacola Arts Market
Shop small and buy art at Pensacola Arts Market 11 a.m.-4 p.m. every fourth Saturday of the month at Cordova Square, 1101 N. 12th Ave. Enjoy a local artisan and farmers market with more than 50 vendors, food trucks, plants, vintage clothing and décor, live musical performances, kids crafts and games. This is a free event. Pensacola Arts Market is set up 4-9 p.m. every first Friday of the month and 2-6 p.m. every third Sunday of the month at Gary’s Brewery & Biergarten, 208 Newman Ave.

Body, Mind, Spirit Market at Ever’man
Local vendors, artisans, holistic practitioners, speakers and more join 10 a.m.-4 p.m. the first Saturday of the month at Ever’man Downtown, 315 W. Garden St. This is a free indoor and outdoor event with door prizes, entertainment and children’s activities. For a vendor table, call (850) 941-4321 or go to

Easy Going Gallery May Open Call Show
Easy Going Gallery, 701 N. V St., will present 15 local artists in a new Open Call exhibition running through May. For more information, visit

SynThesis is a group BFA exhibit at Pensacola Museum of Art, 407 S. Jefferson St. This exhibition features work by graduating Bachelor of Fine Art students from the University of West Florida Department of Art and Design. Visit for details.

Nonney Oddlokken: Tiny, Little Fables
Nonney Oddlokken is a contemporary artist who utilizes fiber and collage techniques to create a Louisiana narrative and exhibition titled “Tiny, Little Fables.” The references in this body of work mix elements from her own childhood fables, Catholic references, Cajun folklore, New Orleans Voodoo and the indigenous flora and fauna of Louisiana swamps and bayous. Her work employs a unique process that consists of handmade paper substrates and collage elements finished with hundreds of yards of hand-stitched gold thread embellishments. This exhibit is on view through May 28 at Pensacola Museum of Art, 407 S. Jefferson St. Visit for details.

The Members Show
The Pensacola Museum of Art Members Show is on view through May 28, showcasing more than 50 artists in a diverse range of media at 407 S. Jefferson St. Visit for details.

Panoramic Pensacola
Located at Gallery 1060, 1060 N. Guillemard St., the latest First City Art Center exhibition features landscape photography by Allen Jones. The show is on view through June 2. Visit for details.

Suddenly American: A Meeting of Heritage and Country
This exhibit looks at the transition of Florida from a Spanish territory to an American region, which formally occurred in 1821. Florida’s embattled history dates back much farther than 1821. From refusing independence during the American Revolution to wanting their own freedom in 1810, Florida loved to cause problems. The U.S. eyed the region early on, using the Seminole Wars as an excuse to seize territory before turning to diplomatic means to acquire Florida. The Adams-Onis Treaty, debated and initially agreed upon in 1819, resulted in Spain ceding control of East Florida to the United States. At the same time, Spain also agreed to give up all claims on West Florida, in essence giving the entire Florida territory over to the United States. Ratified in 1821, the treaty was cause for celebration in Pensacola, the capital of West Florida, as it officially became part of America. This exhibit is on view at Pensacola Museum of History through December. Visit for details.

Textiles of the Times: Regency Era Dress Making
The period between 1811-1820 is historically defined as the Regency Period. This exhibit at the Pensacola Museum of History looks at a day in the life of a Regency-era Pensacolian through fashion and garment use. Drawing on historical documentation of stores known to have operated on Palafox, inside this recreation of a seamstress shop, visitors will be able to explore the dress of yesteryear. This exhibit is on view at the Pensacola Museum of History through June 2023. Visit for details.

Food + Drinks
Celebrate Juneteenth at Five Sisters Blues Café
Five Sisters’ Chef John Huggins is once again offering a selection of Juneteenth features adaptations to honor African American contributions to America’s culinary tradition and celebrate Juneteenth. Five Sisters Blues Café will offer special dishes at both lunch and dinner service on Monday, May 22 through Monday, June 19, excluding Sundays, at 421 W. Belmont St. Visit for menus.

Beer Olympics
O’Riley’s Uptown Tavern, 3728 Creighton Road, will hold a special Beer Olympics event during Memorial Day Weekend 2-5 p.m. Saturday, May 27. Participants can fill out applications online at

Biergarten Luau
Wear your hula skirt to Gary’s Brewery, 208 Newman Ave., for a luau in the biergarten 4-10 p.m. Saturday, May 27. Live music with the Island Brothers is 6-9 p.m., and The My Ohana Hawaiian Food Truck will serve in the Biergarten from 4-9 p.m. Visit for details.

Memorial Day Backyard BBQ Party
Visit Coastal County Brewing, 3041 E. Olive Road. for a Memorial Day BBQ party beginning at 1 p.m. Monday, May 29. Live music from Joey Collins begins at 2 p.m.

Cooking with Beer
Join the Bodacious chef for a demonstration dinner 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 31 at 407-D S. Palafox. Tickets available at

Bingo Night at Calvert’s in the Heights
Play a game (or two) of Bingo, 6-8 p.m. Mondays, at Calvert’s in the Heights, 670 Scenic Highway. For more information, visit

Second Tuesday Themed Trivia
Visit Perfect Plain Brewing Co., 50 E. Garden St., for themed trivia nights 7-9 p.m. on the second Tuesday of the month. Visit for details.

Trivia at Calvert’s in the Heights
Take part in trivia nights 6-8 p.m. Wednesdays at Calvert’s in the Heights, 670 Scenic Highway. For more information,

Thursday Biergarten Trivia Night
Gary’s Brewery Trivia Night is back by popular demand 7-9 p.m. Thursdays. Test your trivia skills with a glass of beer or wine. Arrive early to grab a spot. Gary’s Brewery is located at 208 Newman Ave. For more information, visit

Live Music
Jeffrey Osborne Memorial Celebration Concert
Visit Pensacola Bay Center, 201 E. Gregory St., at 8 p.m. Friday, May 26 for a Memorial Day Concert with Jeffery Osborne and special guests After7 and Con Funk Shun. Tickets are $40.50-$72.50. Visit for details.

Dean Winter and the Heat, The Victrolas, Joey Collins
Show is 7 p.m. Friday, May 26 at The Handlebar, 319 N. Tarragona St. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Visit for tickets.

Saenger Speakeasy
The Saenger Theatre, 118 S. Palafox, broadcasting live on Sandcastle Radio, will host its first-ever Saenger Speakeasy on the Saenger Theatre stage 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Friday, May 26. Tickets are $20 and available with more information at

Phish will perform three nights: Saturday, May 27, Sunday, May 28 and Monday, May 29 at The Wharf Amphitheater, 23101 Canal Road. For tickets and information, visit

Departure: The Journey Tribute Band
Performance is 7 p.m. Saturday, May 27 at Vinyl Music Hall, 2 S. Palafox. Tickets are $20 and available at

The Expendables
Show is 8 p.m. Sunday, May 28 at Vinyl Music Hall, 2 S. Palafox. Tickets are $18 and available at

Bands on the Beach
Concerts are held 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays at the Gulfside Pavilion on Pensacola Beach. On Tuesday, May 30, Cristi Dees Bad Juju performs. Visit for details.

Christopher’s Concerts
CrossTown band will play the next Christopher’s Concert Series 6-8 p.m. Thursday, May 25, at 3200 N. 12th Ave. Visit for details.

Blues on the Bay
Blues on the Bay is Sunday evenings at Community Maritime Park, 351 Cedar St. Civilized Natives plays 6 p.m. Sunday, May 28.

Pensacola Memorial Day Concert
The Pensacola Civic Band continues this annual tradition of honoring men and women in uniform, veterans and their families at the annual Pensacola Memorial Day Concert. This free concert is 3:30 p.m. Monday, May 29, at Hunter Amphitheatre, 3251 W. Cedar St.
This event honoring the bravery and sacrifice of American veterans and members of the U.S. Armed Services is a season highlight for the members of the band and the Pensacola Community.

Live Music at Five Sisters Blues Café
Visit Five Sisters, 421 W. Belmont St., for live music on select days.

Tuesdays: Greg Bond from 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Thursdays: John Wheeler from 6-8 p.m.
Saturdays: Glenn Parker Band from 6:30-10 p.m.
Sundays: Curt Bol Quintet from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Easy Going DJ Lab
Show is noon-4 p.m. Saturdays at Easy Going Gallery, 701 N. V St. Visit for details.

Open Mic Night at Gary’s Brewery
Open mic night is hosted by Renee Amelia at 6 p.m. every other Wednesday at Gary’s Brewery & Biergarten, 208 Newman Ave. Visit for details.

Sing your heart out from 6-10 p.m. Wednesdays at Gary’s Brewery and Biergarten, 208 Newman Ave. Visit for details.

Jazz by the Book
Joe Occhipinti performs at 1 p.m. twice a month Tuesdays at West Florida Public Libraries. The concert is at Pensacola Library, 239 N. Spring St. Visit for details.

Pensacola Pick Night at Odd Colony
Music pickers of all levels are invited to play 7-9 p.m. every last Monday of the month at Odd Colony, 260 N. Palafox. Bring your acoustic instrument and jam. Visit for details.

Monday Night Blues at Seville Quarter
Seville Quarter and the Blues Society of Northwest Florida bring the “Blues” back to the Seville Quarter Entertainment District at 7 p.m. every Monday at 130 E. Government St. in End O’ the Alley. For more information, visit

Tuesday Night Jazz at Seville Quarter
Enjoy smooth jazz with Melodious Allen and The Funk Heads every Tuesday night at Lili Marlene’s in Seville Quarter, 130 E. Government St. Show starts at 6:30 p.m. Visit for more information.

Fitness + Recreation
Ocean Hour Weekly Cleanups
Ocean Hour Pensacola host weekly cleanups 9-10 a.m. Saturdays. On May 27, the cleanup will be at Pensacola Beach-Park West and Dog Park West. Meet in front of Grand Marlin at fishing bridge. Closed-toe shoes are recommended. Follow Ocean Hour at for more details and locations.

Hook, Line & Sinker Monthly Fishing Seminar Series
Hot Spots Charters hosts a monthly free fishing seminar held at Flounder’s Chowder House, 800 Quietwater Beach Road on Pensacola Beach the first Monday of every month. Free fish dinner served at 6:30 p.m. with the seminar beginning at 7 p.m. and typically lasting about an hour. Visit for details.

Blue Wahoos 2023 Season
The Blue Wahoos 2023 season has begun at Blue Wahoos Stadium, 651 W. Cedar St. Individual and season tickets are available at

Upcoming home games:
6:35 p.m. Tuesday, June 6
6:35 p.m. Wednesday, June 7
6:35 p.m. Thursday, June 8

Free yoga classes at Ever’man
Take in a free yoga class at Ever’man, 327 W. Garden St. Visit for full calendar of events.

Free Yoga Classes at Community Health Northwest Florida
Community Health Northwest Florida offers free yoga classes to people ages 18 and older. No experience required. The classes are led by Justin Nutt. Visit for more information.

10-11 a.m. Community Chair Yoga at Brownsville Community Center, 3200 W. Desoto St.

10-11 a.m., Gentle Movement at Palafox Two, 1380 N. Palafox

10-11a.m., Community Chair Yoga at Brownsville Community Center, 3200 W. Desoto St.

10-11 a.m., Gentle Movement at Palafox Two, 1380 N. Palafox

10-11 a.m., Community Chair Yoga at Brownsville Community Center, 3200 W. Desoto St.

Live Jazz and Swing Dancing
From 6:30-11 p.m. the first Friday of each month, enjoy a live band for dancing Lindy, Foxtrot, East Coast and West Coast Swing. This is a fun, friendly atmosphere with lessons for all levels, no partner required. Located at The Way You Move Dance Studio, 918 Winton Ave. Cost is $15. More information is at

West Coast Swing Dance
Join the fun 6:30-10 p.m. Wednesdays for $5 and 6:30-11 p.m. the fourth Saturday of each month for $10. All levels welcomed; no partner required. The Way You Move dance studio is at 918 Winton Ave. More information is at

Ballroom, Latin, Swing Dance
From 6:30-11 p.m. the second Saturday of each month, enjoy a mix of music for all dancers. All levels welcomed; no partner required. The Way You Move dance studio is at 918 Winton Ave. The cost is $10. More information is at

Free Yoga in the Park
Breathe Yoga and Wellness Center will offer free yoga throughout 2023 as a part of its Wellness in the Park Series. One-hour outdoor yoga classes will be led by Breathe Yoga and Wellness Center at 9:30 a.m. the first Sunday of every month at Bayview Park. The next date is Sunday, June 4.

Free Pilates in the Park
The City of Pensacola Parks and Recreation Department and PURE Pilates presents free one-hour outdoor Pilates classes on the third Sunday of every month at Community Maritime Park, 351 W. Cedar St. The next date is June 18.

Pensacola Parkrun
The Pensacola Rec Plex North parkrun is 7:30 a.m. Saturdays. The weekly timed 5K run or walk takes place at the University of West Florida and is open to everyone, regardless of fitness level. For more information, visit or email

Yoga Classes at Ever’man
Beginner Yoga with John is 10 a.m. Thursdays, 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays and 12:15 p.m. Wednesdays. Funky Yoga Flow is 6 p.m. Tuesdays, and Vinyasa Yoga Flow is 6 p.m. Thursdays. All classes at Ever’man, 327 W. Garden St. For a full calendar of events, visit

Intensive Classical Ballet Summer Camp
Presented by Performing Arts Cultural Exchange Foundation and City of Pensacola Parks and Recreation, the classical summer ballet camp features Nikoloz Makhateli and Marina Medvetskaya. The camp is July 31-Aug. 19. Registration is through July 3. Cost is $1,750 for one week, $3,550 for two weeks or $5,350 for all three weeks. Daily transportation included. To reserve a spot, contact or call (925) 864-8760. For more information about the camp, visit

43rd Chip Boes Championship Basketball Camp
This summer camp hosted by City of Pensacola Parks and Recreation is for boys and girls ages 7-14, with on-site director Chip Boes. There are three sessions June 5-9, June 19-23 and July 17-21. Camps are 9 a.m.-noon. Tuition is $110. Each camper receives a basketball, camp shirt, ice cream party, individual and group competitions, league and tournament play. Contact (850) 968-9299 or email for information and registration.

Brownsville Community Center Performing Arts Club
For ages 8-18, this club is an opportunity for all aspiring actors, dancers, singers, rappers and musicians. The club meets at 11:30 a.m. Saturdays at Brownsville Community Center, 3200 W. DeSoto St. For more information, contact Leroy Williams at (850) 426-1156 or email

UWF Explore Summer Camps
University of West Florida Continuing Education is offering more than 50 UWF Explore Summer Camps this year.
The STEAM camp experiences offer hands-on learning opportunities from university faculty and local educators for incoming first-12th graders. Camps are located on the Pensacola campus and in downtown Pensacola at the Pensacola Museum of Art. The academic enrichment summer camps are theme based, but there are also musical theater and art camps.
Some of the camps include:
Bugs Don’t Bug Me (incoming first-second graders): Learn about the importance of bees and the teamwork of ants and find out what is the most dangerous creature in the world. Build insect habitat models, mixing up honey Play-Doh and going on an outdoor buggy scavenger hunt.
Extraterrestrial Expedition (incoming third-fourth graders): Explore what evidence is out there supporting the existence of aliens, including local stories. Design an alien spacecraft, make moon rocks, create an alien abduction lamp and have a glow day.
National Parks Road Trip (incoming fifth-sixth graders): Explore the natural wonders of some of America’s favorite National Parks. Learn about Yellowstone, Mammoth Cave, The Grand Canyon and the Everglades. Make your own stalactites, create art inspired by unique landscapes and answer the following question: Who would win, an alligator or a crocodile? At the end of the week, campers will plan and create their own trip to a National Park.

Mock Trial (incoming seventh-ninth graders): Learn the skills of trial advocacy including rules of evidence, how to examine witnesses, opening statements and closing arguments. Mock Trial camp gives campers who are interested in law, public policy and leadership an opportunity to gain knowledge and skills in legal analysis.
All camps are weeklong except for Broadway Bound, which is the only program that is two weeks in length. Incoming third-eighth-grade campers will sing, dance, act and participate in set and costume design. At the end of the two weeks, the campers will put on a musical for their families.
For more information or to register, visit

PMA Summer Camp
PMA’s Summer Camp Registration is open. Sign up at
Choose from one of five summer camp weeks based on your campers age and interest:
June 5-9: Explorations in Art /first-second grades
June 12-16: Art Adventures/third-fourth grades
June 19-23: Art Investigations/fifth-sixth grades
June 26-30: Visual Experimentation & Expression/seventh-eighth grades
July 24-28: Summer Art Intensive/eighth-12th grades

Lutheran Services of Florida’s SNAP Program
The SNAP program is a free and fun community program to help parents and children deal with issues like emotional regulation and problem solving. The program is proven to keep kids out of the juvenile justice system and give them skills for successful communication and actions. The program teaches parenting skills for adults and teaches children ages 6-11 important issues, such as emotional regulation, problem-solving skills and self-control. Meetings are once a week for 13 weeks. There is no cost, and dinner is served at each meeting. Sibling care and transportation is available if needed at no cost. Call or text (850) 375-3646 to get started.

STEM programs at National Flight Academy
The National Flight Academy is offering a lineup full of fun STEM-based programs for kids this fall, which is now open for registration.
“Adventures” is a one-day program that introduces fourth- and fifth-grade students to STEM, with topics ranging from flying drones to navigating through hurricanes. The program is offered 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday. Call for availability.
“Deployment,” the NFA’s flagship program, is a six-day, five-night deployment for seventh-12th grade students. Attendees live aboard the virtual aircraft carrier Ambition, a 102,000-square-foot, four-story structure. The Deployment program envelops them into life as a Naval Aviator aboard a modern aircraft carrier. Missions progressively become more challenging throughout the week as the AXPs advance their aviation science skills as well as their communication skills. Christmas Break Deployment dates are Dec. 11-16 and Dec. 18-22. Deployments begin at noon Sunday and end at noon Friday with a graduation ceremony in the National Naval Aviation Museum’s Blue Angels Atrium.

To learn more about the NFA’s program opportunities, or to register online, go to For more information, please contact Stephanie Pugh, Client Relations Director at National Flight Academy, by email at or by calling (850) 458-7836.

Beanstack: 1000 Books Before Kindergarten
Enjoy reading 1,000 books with your little ones with West Florida Public Libraries. Log reading and earn badges along the way. Bond with your child and inspire literacy along the way. A book a day is 365 books in a year, 730 in two years and 1,095 in three years. For every 100 books, you can claim at prize at the library.

How to participate: Register for the challenge on the West Florida Public Libraries’ Beanstack, either on the mobile app or at

A&E Happenings 5/25/23

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