Events

ECCPC presenting truth about marijuana
The Escambia County Children’s Policy Council is sponsoring and presenting an educational presentation entitled “The Truth About Marijuana” at Flomaton High School Auditorium. The program will begin at 6 p.m. on April 26, at the auditorium and last about an hour. The guest speaker will be Mr. Anthony Pollard, a dynamic and informative speaker. The objective of the presentation is to educate and inform students, parents and the general public…
Healthy Kids Day April 21 at Y
A morning of fun activities for local youngsters is in store from 9 a.m. until noon on Saturday, April 21, as Atmore Area YMCA hosts its annual Healthy Kids Day. Although several activities, such as arts and crafts tables, will be held inside, the main thrust of the national observance is to promote healthy fun for kids. To that end, the day will actually start at 7:45 a.m., when runners,…
Historic marker dedication set in Century
The Alger-Sullivan Historical Society and the Town of Century announce a dedication ceremony for the unveiling of a state historic marker recognizing the Alger-Sullivan Lumber Company Residential Historic District in old Century. The event will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, April 21, Front Street and Jefferson Avenue. This is the first state marker placed in north Escambia County (Fla.) since the 1960s. The marker recalls the history of the…
Parker book signing Friday
Dr. Max Parker, Professor Emeritus at the University of Florida, is bringing his memoir, The Real Education of Sweet Papa T, to his hometown at a book signing Friday, April 13. First National Bank & Trust is hosting the event from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Dr. Parker’s book consists of a series of short stories about a young Black boy who worked his way out of poverty to a…
GECA presenting ‘Children of Eden’
From the Garden of Eden to Noah, the ark, the flood. The Greater Escambia Council for the Arts is working on a production that tells the Bible stories with music. This is a low profile show, you may not have heard of it. But, according to director Phil Johnson, it has the potential to be life-changing. Show dates for “Children of Eden” are Thursday, April 19, through Saturday, April 21,…