Events Calendar
The Light Before Christmas IMAX
December 1, 2012 - January 3, 2013

Holiday Film on the IMAX Giant Screen at the National Naval Aviation Museum"The Light Before Christmas" is a delightful holiday tale of two children who lose their way on Christmas Eve and are rescued by the Candleman who imparts wisdom, a warm cottage and stories. This stunning stop-motion animated film fills the giant screen with detailed sets and characters inspired by renowned artist James C. Christensen.

Catch this beautiful film on the IMAX Giant Screen airing daily at 11:00 am and 1 pm through Jan. 3. Call (850) 453-2025 or (888) 627-4629 for more information on movies, times, ticket prices and reserving the IMAX® theatre.

5K & Family Polar Bear Dip featuring World's Largest Sliding Board
January 1, 2013 - January 1, 2013

Kiwanis Club of Gulf Shores New Year's Day Resolution 5K & Family Polar Bear Dip featuring World's Largest Sliding Board; 10 a.m. 'til; Gulf Shores Public Beach;

Polar Dip at the Flora-Bama
January 1, 2013 - January 1, 2013

The Polar Bear Dip is at Noon on Jan. 1st. Music starts at 10 AM. Participants will receive a buffet style lunch and 3 draft beer tickets to be redeemed after their dip in the Gulf of Mexico. We will offer special pricing on the buffet lunch, Bloody Mary's, Mimosa's, and Screwdrivers as well as draft beer until 1 PM.


Perdido Key Snowbird Roost
January 3, 2013 - January 3, 2013

Come and meet your fellow winter visitors, organize card/game clubs and state clubs, ….learn about local opportunities for recreation, volunteering, restaurants…...get free coupons and discounts.  11:30 - 1:00 Perdido Bay Community Center 13660 Innerarity Point Rd.  Lunch available for $4.00 Must RSVP 850-492-4660


Jazz Jam Session
January 7, 2013 - January 7, 2013

The monthly Jazz Jam, presented by the Jazz Society of Pensacola, will be held on Monday, Jan. 7, at the Unique Café, 51 Gulf Breeze Parkway, Gulf Breeze, FL (850) 932-8638, just across the 3-mile bridge from Pensacola in the Quality Inn.  Our monthly Jazz Jam generally brings in a full house of musicians and music lovers, and the music is exciting and spontaneous. Outstanding "house" rhythm section includes David Shelander (piano), Steve Gilmore (bass) and George Neidorf (drums). Roger Villines, trumpeter and director of the Pensacola State College jazz ensemble, leads the session. Full menu service is available, as well as a full bar.  $8 for JSOP members with Membership Card, $10 for non-members, $5 for students with ID, to cover cost of paid rhythm section and support Jazz Society programs.  Performing musicians are invited to sit-in and they are admitted free (drummers, please bring your own sticks). STUDENTS WELCOME!!!

Perdido Key Chamber Board Meeting
January 10, 2013 - January 10, 2013

8:00 am Perdido Bay Community Center

Candlelight Tour of Fort Pickens
January 12, 2013 - January 12, 2013

Gulf Islands National Seashore will present “A Candlelight Tour of Fort Pickens” on Saturdays, January 12 and February 9, 5:00 - 7:15 p.m.  The free tour highlights Pensacola during the Civil War.  Visitors must call (850) 934-2635 for tour reservations and arrive 20 minutes before their assigned tour time.

Candlelight Tour of Fort Pickens
January 12, 2013 - January 12, 2013

Gulf Islands National Seashore will present A Candlelight Tour of Fort Pickens on Saturdays, January 12 and February 9, 5:00 - 7:15 p.m.  The free tour highlights Pensacola during the Civil War.  Visitors must call (850) 934-2635 for tour reservations and arrive 20 minutes before their assigned tour time.  Costumed interpreters will present the history of Pensacola during the Civil War at different stations inside Fort Pickens.  Groups of 30 visitors will depart the Fort Pickens Visitor Center every 15 minutes for the hour-long tour.  Although the fort will be lighted with candles, flashlights are allowed.  Dress appropriately for the evening weather and wear comfortable walking shoes.  Parking is limited so car-pooling is recommended.  Superintendent Brown encourages everyone to enjoy the national seashore and join us for our ranger-led programs.  For a complete program schedule and more information, call 934-2600

Friends of the Southwest Branch Library Book Discussion
January 14, 2013 - January 14, 2013
Retired Rear Admiral and local author Pete Booth will be hosting a discussion
about 7 local authors at the next Friends of the Southwest Branch Library quarterly meeting on January 14th at 7:00 PM; refreshments/social time at 6:30 PM. Pete Booth has written many books including ‘Humble in Victory’, ‘True Faith and Allegiance’ among others.
For more information about Pete visit, or The Southwest Branch Library is at 12248 Gulf Beach Hwy;for more information call 850-453-7780.
PSC Presents Flamenco Theatre Co
January 15, 2013 - January 15, 2013
The Pensacola State College Lyceum Series presents the Juan Siddi Flamenco Theatre Co. at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan.
15, at the Ashmore Fine Arts Auditorium on the Pensacola campus. The company performs Flamenco music, song and dance with the passion and vision of today’s foremost artists in the field.
Ticket prices are general public, $11; seniors 60+, children and non-PSC students, $9; PSC staff/faculty/retirees and PSC Seniors Club members, $7; PSC students with current college ID, one free admission ticket. For reservations or more information, call (850) 484-1847
Perdido Key Chamber Business After Hours
January 16, 2013 - January 16, 2013

Perdido Key Chamber members are invited to join us from 5-7pm for an evening of fun and networking at Happy Harbor on the Line 17400 Perdido Key Dr, Pensacola, FL Try Happy Harbor's award winning oysters from the Hang Out's Oyster Cook Off, Italian Beef sandwiches, home made meatballs, pizza and samples from their new menu.  Dollar PBR Draft, $2 Tropical Sangria and $3 Goombay Smash!  Remember to bring your business cards and door prizes!

Community Event Planning Meeting
January 17, 2013 - January 17, 2013

Join us at the Perdido Bay community Center at 9:30am for a strategic planning meeting for all area event organizers.  Lets coordinate dates and share resources to avoid conflicting event scheduling and to share resources.  RSVP 850-492-4660

Discovery Saturday - National Naval Aviation Museum
January 19, 2013 - January 19, 2013

Discovery Saturday History of the Sea King Saturday, January 19 at 10 a.m.

As part of the Naval Aviation Museum Foundation’s Discovery Saturday series, please join retired Colonel John Orr of the Canadian Royal Navy as he presents the “History of the Sea King — The Development of the Anti-Submarine Helicopter.” The presentation will take place at 10 a.m., Saturday, January 19 in the Museum’s Hangar Bay One in front of Marine One, a VH-3A Sea King.

Fill A Bowl For Manna
January 19, 2013 - January 19, 2013

Fill A Bowl for MANNA  

Pensacola State College, MANNA, and Gulf Power Co. proudly celebrate MANNA Food Pantries’ 30 years of serving the hungry in our local communities with our annual “Fill A Bowl for MANNA” event, Saturday, Jan. 19, 1-3 p.m., at the Jean & Paul Amos Performance Studio, 1000 College Boulevard, Pensacola State College.  The public is encouraged to attend the event and to select a bowl from a colorful variety of hand-made bowls by area artists and Pensacola State College Visual Arts faculty and students.  Once the treasured bowls have been selected, participants will fill their bowls with soups prepared by some of Pensacola's most popular chefs and eateries. While filling a bowl with sumptuous soup, you will be helping MANNA fill the empty bowls of more than 40,000 people in Northwest Florida.  Tickets are $30.MANNA, established in 1983, is a non-profit organization that fights hunger in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties, serving more than 40,000 people annually. For more information, call MANNA at (850) 432-2053, or Pensacola State College at (850) 484-1428. 



Free Concert - Bailey Middle School Chorus
January 19, 2013 - January 19, 2013

FREE Concert - Bailey Middle School Chorus, Saturday, Jan 19 at 1 p.m.

Bailey Middle School Chorus will be singing to "Honor the Contributions of our Armed Forces" on Saturday, Jan 19 at 1 p.m. in the Blue Angel Atrium. This will surely be a performance to enjoy. The concert is FREE and open to the public.

"A Rare Titanic Family" author Julie Williams to speak at Orange Beach Public Library
January 24, 2013 - January 24, 2013


The Orange Beach Public Library will welcome author Julie Williams on January 24, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. in the Library meeting room. Ms. Williams will be speaking about her book, “A Rare Titanic Family”.

Pensacola Opera Presents The Barber of Seville
January 25, 2013 - January 25, 2013
Join us for one of the most cherished, comedic operas of all time, Rossini's The Barber of Seville! Featuring non-stop laughs, captivating characters and a parade of familiar tunes, The Barber of Seville is a timeless classic perfect for audiences of all ages!  Performances will be held on Friday, Jan. 25 at 7:30 pm and Sunday, Jan. 27 at 2 pm at the historic Pensacola Saenger Theatre. Tickets for this laugh out loud production start at just $30 and can be purchased by calling the Opera Center Box Office at (850) 433-6737     
January 2013