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Fun Home Activities for Students, Children and Families

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March 28th: Women’s Business Expo

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April 4th: Emerald Coast Walk-a-thon

Old Spanish Trail in Crestview, Florida. All money raised for the event goes to Southeastern Guide Dogs and helps fund dogs to be trained for the blind and our veterans.

Southeastern Guide Dogs transforms lives by creating and nurturing extraordinary partnerships between people and dogs. Our organization operates the most advanced training facilities of any service dog organization in the world. Our experts create and train working dogs—including guide dogs, service dogs, and skilled companion dogs—and provide life-changing services for people with vision loss, veterans with disabilities, and children with significant challenges such as vision loss or the loss of a parent in the military. Pursuing our mission since 1982, Southeastern Guide Dogs now has over 1,100 dogs under our auspices.

All of our services—which include selective breeding and expert dog training; comprehensive on-campus student instruction; and lifetime alumni support—are provided at no cost to recipients. We rely 100% on private donations and receive no government funding. Southeastern Guide Dogs has the distinction of being dually accredited by the two premier, global accreditation bodies: the International Guide Dog Federation and Assistance Dogs International. Learn more at www.GuideDogs.org.

 

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May 14th – 16th: Purses With a Purpose

CONTACT:

Bronwynn Toombs

Social Lee PR & Media Co.

Bronwynn@besociallee.com

850-642-1656

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May 23rd: Northwest Florida Kidney Walk

More than 2 million Floridians have chronic kidney disease, and many don’t know it. What can you do to help? Sign-up for the National Kidney Foundation of Florida’s Kidney Walk on May 23rd at the Pensacola Blue Wahoos Stadium. It’s a fun-filled non- competitive community fund-raiser to support kidney education, early detection screenings and research grants. Take the first step. Call the National Kidney Foundation of Florida at 800-927-9659 or log on to www.pensacolakidneywalk.org. 08:00 AM Check In 10:00 AM Start. For more info on the event, click HERE.

 

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May 30th: Father-Daughter Princess Ball

WHO: The Arc Emerald Coast

WHAT:  Emerald Coast Father-Daughter Princess Ball

WHEN: Saturday, May 30, 2020 from 6:00 PM-9:00 PM

WHERE: Northwest Florida State College, Student Services Building 400, 100 College Blvd. Niceville, Fl 32578

DESCRIPTION: Tickets are now officially on sale for The Arc of the Emerald Coast’s annual Father-Daughter Princess Ball, presented by Emerald Coast Hospice. It’s a magical night she’ll never forget, so be sure to mark your calendars for May 30, 2020! We invite all princesses between the ages of 3 and 17 to slip on their glass slippers, don their fanciest dress, and join us for an evening of laughter and dance. Princesses may attend with their Father, Grandfather, Uncle, or other Prince escort of their choice. The royal celebration will begin at 6:00 pm in the Student Services Building 400 at Northwest Florida State College, Niceville. Princesses and their escorts can look forward to photos, party gift(s), refreshments, a candy table and dancing. Tickets to the Ball are $30.00 per couple and $15.00 for each additional Princess. Military couple discount is available. Tickets are now available on 850tix.com. All proceeds will benefit The Arc of the Emerald Coast, formerly known as Horizons of Okaloosa County. Reservations are required to attend. For more information on sponsorship, please contact Donna Tashik at dtashikarcemeraldcoast@gmail.com.

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Every Tuesday, June 2nd – July 28th: Emerald Coast Science Center Workshops

Join the Emerald Coast Science Center this summer for engaging, hands-on workshops every Tuesday from 9 a.m to 1 p.m. from June 2nd to July 28th. We’ll explore a wide variety of topics with hands-on, interactive lessons that give kids the opportunity to spend their vacation on a science adventure! From playing with robots, to experiencing the excitement of SMALLab learning, and journeying through space, we’re having tons of fun this summer. Sign your kiddos up today! Camp time includes the lessons listed below, a half an hour of free play in the museum, and a 20-minute lunch break. For workshop topics, how to register, and pricing information, visit ecscience.org
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June 11th – 13th: Gulf Coast Bike & Car Music Fest

Owners and enthusiasts of luxury cars and motorcycles will be excited to know that registration is now open, and tickets are now on sale for the Gulf Coast Bike & Car Music Fest – a three day, fun-filled festival that features exotic and domestic specialty cars and motorcycles.  The festival is set to take place at the Pensacola Fairgrounds from June 12-13th in the summer of this year, with additional celebratory events also taking place at Pensacola Beach on June 11th and 12th. Many of the Gulf Coast’s most well-recognized, hotly sought after vehicles will be on display. A variety of music from R&B to country, to southern soul to rock n’ roll, will also be featured at the festival. Dennis Edwards’ Temptations Revue is slated to perform as a headliner.

Presented by the Mobile Mardi Gras Party Group  and C.C. Biggs Productions, proceeds from the event are aimed at helping veterans. Nonprofit organizations such as AHERO and the Monument to Women Veterans will receive support from any profits collected. “We are so excited to be a part of the Gulf Coast Bike & Car Music Fest, which will bring people together from all walks of life while celebrating different cultures and interests,” says Michelle Caldwell, founder of the Monument for Women Veterans. “We look forward to seeing the success of this fantastic event.”

Attendees are invited to not only enjoy the cars, bikes, and music, but to also join in on the biggest line dance on the Gulf Coast, which will feature Big Mucci, who will perform his smash hit party anthem, the “Biker’s Shuffle.”

Single day admission tickets are $35.00, and tickets for two-day admission are only $55.00.

The special weekend for car and bike enthusiasts will include additional events which will take place along Pensacola Beach. On Thursday night, June 11th, the group will host The Bike & Car Mardi Gras Beach Party at Pensacola Beach. Tickets are available online for $25.00 and include a Mardi Gras Mask.

The following Friday, Bike & Car Party Cruises will be available to those who wish to celebrate on the water. Tickets to the two themed party cruises- one featuring all-white garments and later that evening, another featuring all-black garments, are available for $30.00 each.

Registration is now open online for those who wish to showcase their cars and motorcycles. Local hotel partners are also offering special discounted rates on lodging for those who are traveling to the area to attend the festival. To register your car or bike, to find information on lodging and accommodations, or to learn how you can sponsor the festival, please visit www.gcbcfest.com.

 

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August 21st – 22nd: Destin Charity Wine Auction

In light of the current concern regarding the spread of COVID-19, Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation (DCWAF) announced the postponement of the 15th Annual Destin Charity Wine Auction until August 21-22, 2020. All patron packages will be automatically transferred to the new date. Should patrons be unable to attend the auction in August, they should contact the DCWAF office at info@dcwaf.org for more information regarding tax credits, refunds, and transfers to future events. Anyone needing to reach a member of the Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation staff is asked to email info@dcwaf.org as the office will be closed until further notice.

About Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation

Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation is nationally ranked by Wine Spectator Magazine as the fourth largest charity wine auction in the U.S. The organization’s mission is to connect wine enthusiasts to raise money benefiting children in need in Northwest Florida. Since its inception in 2005, DCWAF has donated more than $21 million to Northwest Florida charities by hosting a variety of world class wine and culinary events. These funds have impacted the lives of over 100,000 at risk youth in the region. Learn more at www.DCWAF.org or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/dcwaf.

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