Mark Your Calendars: Upcoming Events

Santa Rosa County Events

October 9,10 and 11: 3rd Annual Butterfly Festival. Come celebrate the wonder of nature’s favorite quick-change artist, the butterfly, at the Panhandle Butterfly House 3rd Annual Butterfly Festival. Held at the scenic Navarre Park on Highway 98 in Navarre, Florida the festival offers fun for the entire family. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. attendees can enjoy walking through the vivarium– a screened structure housing hundreds of butterflies and the plants they love. The festival shines a light on the needs and lifecycle of one of our most colorful insect friends. Admission is free but donations are encouraged and appreciated. Only through the generosity of our visitors are we able to provide the community this wonderful outdoor science lab. For more information visit our website at www.panhandlebutterflyhouse.org or call 850-623-3868.

Escambia County Events

October 10, 8:00 am - Noon: Green Thumb Jamboree. Join Escambia County Master Gardeners on Saturday, October 10 in the demonstration gardens for gardening talks, plant information, and a daffodil bulb sale. The featured program will be Preparing Your Vegetable Garden Beds at 9:00 a.m. For more information email Beth Bolles at bbolles@ufl.edu or visit http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu.

Washington County Events

Thursday, September 24, 9:30-Noon: Growing and Cooking with Herbs. The Washington Extension office and the Washington County Master Gardeners will be hosting a growing and cooking with herbs program at the Washington County Extension Office. Featured programs will be "Growing Herbs" by Collin W. Adcock, Washington Co. Hort Agent, and "Cooking with Herbs" by Judy L. Corbus, Washington Co. FCS Agent. After the semiars lunch will be prepared and served with featured herbs by the Washington County Master Gardeners. There will be a $12 registration fee. Please RSVP @ 850-638-6180 by 4:00 on September 14.