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Race for a Cure – August 7

Posted on: June 16th, 2021 by brent
The Event is at 5 Flags Speedway on August 7th.  
Relay for Life
Event Schedule!

RACE FOR A CURE – August 7th 

4:30-5:30 PM

Arrival of ELT and Volunteers

6:00-6:30 PM

Arrival Sponsors to Sponsor Row

6:30-7:15 PM

Staging of participants

7:15-7:30 PM

Opening Ceremony

7:15-7:30 PM

Survivor Ceremony

7:30-7:45 PM

Luminaria Ceremony

7:45-8:00 PM

Luminaria Laps on track and closing ceremony

 

Autism Pensacola – June 25-26

Posted on: June 16th, 2021 by brent

Autism WELCOME TO THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF SENSORY STREET!
PRESENTED BY REGIONS BANK

JUNE 25-26, 2021  ~  9am-2pm
historic pensacola museum of commerce
201 east zaragoza street . downtown pensacola
free & family-friendly ~ reservations required (*see below)

Learn about basic finances.
Visit a 3D lab.
Make a calming jar.
Organize a warehouse.
Visit a doctor’s office.
Understand electricity.
“Shop” in a marketplace.

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.
Museum of Commerce Streetscape

BENEFITS OF SENSORY STREET PARTNERSHIP

  • Be recognized as a community leader in supporting people with autism by helping them fully participate in the community
  • Help provide inclusivity training, not only to those affected by autism, but to the community as a whole
  • Bring awareness and understanding to our community
  • Develop an environment of inclusivity in the local area and beyond
  • Create future opportunities for employment, housing, education, and financial independence for those affected by autism

Donut Strike for Manna – June 23-25

Posted on: June 16th, 2021 by brent

mannaLocal law enforcement and fire departments — known for fighting crime and fires — are teaming up again this year to fight hunger.

 These fierce first responders are going on strike against the portable breakfast treat beginning Wednesday, June 23 through Friday, June 25 to encourage the community to fight local hunger by supporting Manna. During the Donut Strike, they’ve promised not to eat a single donut until the community has donated 30,000 healthy meals to fight hunger in Northwest Florida.

 Each day of the Donut Strike, officers and fire fighters man their posts from 3 to 6 p.m. at grocery store locations across Escambia and Santa Rosa counties to collect food and monetary donations from the public. For participating grocery locations in your area, please visit www.mannahelps.org. Food donations and financial gifts to Manna may also be dropped off at their hunger headquarters, 3030 North E Street, Pensacola, any day during the Strike, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

“Childhood hunger has worsened — one in three children in our community will go to bed hungry tonight,” said DeDe Flounlacker, Executive Director of Manna. “We so appreciate the support of our local first responders during these critical summer months, when children are out of school and the need for help increases.”   

 The success of Donut Strike is critically important this year, as Manna faces a second year of devastating food donation losses due to the cancellation of the National Association of Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive. That food drive typically yields 60,000-80,000 pounds of food each year for Manna leading into the busier summer season, when children can no longer count on the free meals at school for nutrition.

 This is the fourth year of the Donut Strike and so far, the pastry protest has raised more than 80,000 pounds of food to help fight hunger in our communities. The Donut Strike wrap party will be held at J’s Bakery and Café — the event’s donut sponsor — on June 29 at 8 a.m. to announce and celebrate the total meal count and of course to eat dozens and dozens of donuts and have coffee with our heroes. All are welcome.

 Participating agencies include the Escambia County Fire Department, Escambia County Sheriff’s Office, Gulf Breeze Police Department, Midway Fire District, Pace Fire Rescue District, Pensacola Fire Department, and Pensacola Police Department.

 Manna is a local, grassroots non-profit dedicated to fighting hunger in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties. To learn more about Manna, the Donut Strike or to make a donation, visit the Manna Facebook page or www.mannahelps.org.

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Escambia 200th – July 17

Posted on: June 15th, 2021 by brent

Escambia 200Public Invited to Participate in a Time Capsule, Mosiac for Escambia County’s 200th Anniversary
In commemorating Florida’s Territorial Bicentennial and Escambia County’s 200th Anniversary, the 200th Anniversary Commission is seeking the community’s input on items to place in a time capsule on July 17, 2021, at the 10 a.m. event at the Historic Village, Museum Plaza in Pensacola. After the event, the time capsule will be stored safely with UWF Historic Trust and reopened in 25 years! Some items that mark our current times are masks, hand sanitizer, flash drives, challenge coins, etc. Please fill out this form (link) by June 15 to participate. The Commission will review the submissions and will contact you with further drop-off instructions if you have the items in your possession.

JOIN THE FACES OF ESCAMBIA COUNTY – 1821 AND 2021: Volunteers wanted!
The website is now live https://link.edgepilot.com/s/84753477/hx5ofwIBlk2bC9PD4c0OUQ?u=https://1821sampler.com/, and while we will continue to add additional information and insights — and, of course, more photos — please take a look around. From the homepage “mosaic” view, click on a photo to get a quick view, then “Visit Full Entry” to see more information with your name if you elected to include it. The full entry pages also have share buttons for Facebook, Twitter and email, and there’s a “list” view with sortable table columns. There are still plenty of people from 1821 who haven’t been represented yet, so please help spread the word by sharing your individual on social media.
Researchers with the West Florida Genealogical Society have identified more than 2,000 individuals who were here when Florida passed from Spain to the United States. These were more than just names; every person had a rich life and history. By honoring a member of the 1821 community, you participate in this celebration of our rich and diverse Florida heritage.

To participate, fill out the form at pco.la/1821 and upload your photo to represent a member of the 1821 Pensacola community (use an uncluttered background, clearly showing face and shoulders, no hats, and names are optional).

Saturday, July 17
Escambia County’s Bicentennial Celebration
At sunrise on July 17, the Santa Rosa Creek Tribe will offer a blessing of this important day in Florida’s historic downtown in Museum Plaza. It is a gracious and poignant reminder that today, we gather in respect for all people and honor those who came before us. All are welcome to attend; however, filming, recording and photography are not allowed. Later that morning, a formal program will occur in Museum Plaza (Historic Pensacola Village), exactly 200 years after the exchange of Spanish and American flags. The UWF Symphonic Band will play the Star Spangled Banner and provide a Spanish, British, French, and American music medley. For many in Pensacola, that day was the first hearing of our national anthem. Hispanic musicians will drift through the Village and, just as they did 200 years ago, performers of African descent will dance in the plazas. Spanish and English military reenactors will mingle with the audience and Historic Pensacola Village will be open to the public at no charge. Programing is structured to reflect our community’s rich and diverse heritage and the collective influences that make our community what it is today.

23-Star Salute
Attention Bar & Restaurant Owners/Operators: Participation Wanted!
We’re excited to celebrate Escambia County’s Bicentennial on July 17, 2021. Leading up to the big day, we’re looking for bars and restaurants in the community to place the historic 23-Star Salute cocktail on your menus to celebrate and raise awareness with the below recipe and set price of $10.25. If you’d like to participate, please email pr@visitpensacola.com. Why do it? It’s fun! And a way to come together as a community as we celebrate the 200th Anniversary of Florida’s transfer from Spain to the United States.

We also have several free digital marketing opportunities, a social media challenge, and a searchable web listing page. Ultimately, it’ll be great exposure for your business. Please don’t hesitate to reach out with questions. For more information on the event, visit www.visitpensacola.com/200th

Pensacola Dragon Boat Festival – October 9th

Posted on: June 14th, 2021 by brent

TDragon Boat Festivalhe 7th Annual 2021 Pensacola Dragon Boat Festival is a festival brought to you by your local Northeast Pensacola Sertoma Club, Inc. SERTOMA is an organization of business and professional people knit together in bonds of personal friendship and united in the idea of service in their community. SERTOMA is a 501(c)3 and 501(c)4 not-for-profit international organization. Every year Sertoma clubs raise more than $20 million for local community service projects. Through these projects, as well as grants and scholarships, Sertoma clubs return those funds to their respective communities – and they have loads of fun doing it while building life-long friendship.

On October 9th, 2021, over 48 teams supported by thousands of spectators will be competing for bragging rights in the 7th Annual Pensacola Dragon Boat Festival. The races take place in Bayou Texar just off Bayview Park near Downtown Pensacola.

NE Pensacola Sertoma was founded in 1988 for the purpose of contributing to the Greater Pensacola Community in as many ways as we can by raising money and supporting community organizations and charities. 

On October 9th, 2021, over 48 teams supported by thousands of spectators will be competing for bragging rights in the 7th Annual Pensacola Dragon Boat Festival. The races take place in Bayou Texar just off Bayview Park near Downtown Pensacola.

Northeast Pensacola Sertoma Club, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that works to support Gulf Coast Kid’s House, a children’s advocacy center serving Pensacola and Escambia County. As a children’s advocacy center, they combine professionals and other resources needed for the intervention, investigation and prosecution of child abuse cases –all under one child-friendly facility.

Proceeds also go to support Junior Achievement of Northwest Florida.  This organization partners with businesses and individuals who volunteer their time and expertise in our local schools. Using a nationally developed curriculum and hands on experience, they help young people understand the economics of life.

4th of July in Old Seville – Fireworks

Posted on: June 14th, 2021 by brent

4th of July FireworksThe 2021 Celebration is on but a bit different this year.  While we will not have the full day event, we will start at 4pm with live music, food trucks and beverage vendors.  Come out with your blankets and lawn chairs and get ready for a fantastic fireworks show over the bay beginning at 9pm.  Bring a radio and tune to Cat Country 98.7 for the special 4th of July music presented by Peaden Heating and Air to accompany the fireworks!

RESCHEDULED: Brooks and Dunn – The Wharf – October 9, 2021

Posted on: June 13th, 2021 by brent

Don’t miss Brooks & Dunn when their Reboot 2021 Tour comes to Orange Beach with Travis Tritt and Elvie Shane Saturday, October 9 as part of the C Spire Concert Series! Grab your tickets now: https://bit.ly/3zpFbE9

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2021 – 7PM

DOORS OPEN – 5:30PM

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Luke Combs – The Wharf – July 2, 3 and 4th

Posted on: May 27th, 2021 by brent

Luke Combs
CAT COUNTRY 98.7 Welcomes:
LUKE COMBS
WITH SPECIAL GUESTS
FLATLAND CAVALRY & CHANNING WILSON
INDEPENDENCE DAY WEEKEND
FRIDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY, JULY 2nd, 3RD & 4TH
LUKE COMBS BOOTLEGGERS FAN CLUB PRESALE STARTS WED. 6/2 MORE INFO: HERE
GENERAL ON SALE FRIDAY, 6/4 – 10AM
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Lady A at the Wharf – August 19

Posted on: May 19th, 2021 by brent
Lady ACat Country Welcomes:
Lady A with Carly Pearce, Niko Moon, and Tenille Arts
to the Wharf on August 19th.
for the WHAT A SONG CAN DO TOUR!
TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY, 5/28 – 10AM
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Jason Aldean at the Wharf August 27 and 28

Posted on: May 17th, 2021 by brent

Jason AldeanCat Country 98.7 Welcomes Jason Aldean and the
BACK IN THE SADDLE 2021 TOUR
WITH SPECIAL GUESTS
HARDY
LAINEY WILSON & DEE JAY SILVER
TWO SHOWS!
FRI. AUGUST 27TH & SAT. AUGUST 28TH TICKETS FOR BOTH SHOWS GO ON SALE FRIDAY, 5/21 – 10AM
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