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Get runway ready! The glitz and glamour of New York, Paris and Milan is coming to our own fair city with the 39th Annual Stepping Out in Style Fashion Show, presented by the Women s Board of Baptist Health Care Foundation and Gulf Coast Health Care is set for Oct. 15, at New World Landing. Doors open at 5:30pm.

Professional and local celebrity models will show off the latest fashions from Bluetique, fig at duh for garden & home, Indigeaux Denim Bar & Boutique, and The Market and Mainly Shoes. In addition to the runway show, this event will feature both silent and live auctions, hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar.

Support your community by taking part in this red carpet extravaganza. Proceeds from the fashion show fund programs and services at Baptist Health Care to support its Mission to improve the quality of life for our community.

A special thanks to our community sponsors: Gulf Coast Health Care; The Kugelman Foundation; Cat Country 98.7 and NewsRadio 1620; Cox; WEAR ABC3/WFGX 35; Ballinger Publishing; Pensacola News Journal; Bluetique; Drs. Sean Doyle and Tracey Thomas-Doyle; fig at duh for garden & home; Fiore of Pensacola; and Hancock Bank.

Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information visit or call 850.469.7419.

Join us on Friday October 16 for the annual WEAR Halloween Blood Drive and receive a limited edition Halloween T-shirt. There is nothing scarier than a blood shortage. Your blood donation can help save lives for patients in our hospitals.

Each blood donor will receive a wellness check that includes blood pressure, pulse, temperature, iron count and a cholesterol screening. Enjoy lunch from Sonny’s BBQ between 11:00am-2:00pm while supplies last. Blood donors will also receive a discount coupon from Sonny’s as well. For more information go to or call us at 850.473.3853.

WEAR ABC 3 Annual Halloween Blood Drive
Friday, October 16
4990 Mobile Highway

Other Participating Blood Center Locations
Pensacola Nine Mile Road Donor Center 1999 East Nine Mile Road 32514
Pensacola 9th Avenue Donor Center 2209 North 9th Avenue 32503

Generally healthy people age 16 or older who weigh at least 110 pounds can donate blood. To learn more about the importance of blood donation and how donors can target the power of their blood type visit

Every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs a blood transfusion. Blood that is donated today will likely be transfused into a patient within two to three days.  The turn-around is that fast, the need is constant.



“Women Empowering Women”

The Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce Small Business Development Committee and Women 2 Women Connecting is hosting the Premiere Navarre Women's Expo on Saturday, October 17th, 2015, from 9 am - 1 pm at the Navarre Conference Center, 8700 Navarre Parkway.

The Women's Expo will feature women owned businesses and organizations that support and provide services to women in the Navarre area.  Throughout the event, there will be special guest speakers, a fashion show, presentations and demonstrations.  It will be a great opportunity for women in the Navarre area to see what types of goods and services are available here.

Headlining the Guest Speaker List will be Lourdes Colon, Hollywood actress and Emmy nominee. Lourdes, best known for your character on "Without A Trace" will be speaking about her inspiring and courageous story that has become an award winning documentary: Create Option C: My Journey With Cancer.  

Also speaking at the EXPO is the woman that inspired the Beatles' song "Dear Prudence," Prudence Farrow Burns, is an American author, meditation teacher, and film producer. She is the daughter of film director John Farrow and actress Maureen O'Sullivan, and the younger sister of actress Mia Farrow.

Also joining the lineup is up and coming author, Danika Marie.  Danika thrives on human connection and growth. She says everyone has a story to tell and the power of communication is essential for all success.  She will be focusing on the importance of staying mindful in life's journey. 

The 2015 Women's Expo will feature interactive booths and activities from local small businesses, community and non-profit organizations, as well as health-related businesses.  All attendees will have a chance to win many great door prizes.  Volunteers from the Navarre Chamber Women 2 Women Group will be selling raffle tickets to raise money to support healthcare serves for women in the Navarre area.

The Navarre Chamber Premiere Navarre Women's Expo is free to the public.

For more information, log onto, or call the Chamber at 850-939-3267.



Make a date with your best furry friend and treat him or her to the most “paw-some” event in town! 

Yes, the Pensacola Humane Society’s annual Barktoberfest is set for Saturday, October 24 from 9 - 4 in Seville Square and Fountain Park.

Barktoberfest has become the most anticipated celebration of the year for dog lovers, with canine activities, contests, give-aways, gift basket raffles and vendors featuring pet toys, collars, leashes, clothing and an array of pet-themed gift items and accessories.

Start planning now because your favorite tail-waggin’ events, including contests for Best Trick, Best Costume, Best Kisser and the ever-popular Owner/Pet Look-Alike competition, will all be back again this year. It’s one of the most fun parts of the day, when pups and their humans take center stage to show off their talents. Prizes will be awarded to the first three finishers in each category. And don’t forget to catch the dachshund and mixed breed races and enter or root for your favorite canine.

Animal rescue organizations will also be on hand with adoptable dogs and plenty of information to help answer your questions about different breeds.

If your canine needs some spiritual encouragement to help him behave better, there will be a Blessing of the Animals at 12:00 pm at the gazebo.  Local vets will provide information about products, animal care and other issues that affect the health of your pet. You’ll love the Furricane Flyball obedience and lure demos  too.

When you’ve worked up an appetite, visit our food vendors, who will be cooking up a varied selection of hearty meals and light snacks. Spot won’t go hungry either, as there will be an array of gourmet pooch treats to satisfy his cravings as well.

You won’t want to leave without at least one of our cool Barktoberfest t-shirts, designed by the Pensacola News Journal’s Andy Marlette, which make great holiday gifts for animal lovers.  

For the Pensacola Humane Society Barktoberfest helps enforce our mission about the importance of spaying and neutering, preventing animal cruelty, and providing pet education programs aimed at addressing animal welfare issues in our community.

Through your support of this wonderful event and its dedicated sponsors, you are choosing to stand with us to make a difference in the lives of homeless animals.

Please plan to spend the day with us and with thousands of animal lovers and their beloved pets. There are sure to be lots of smiling faces and wagging tails! 


The sixth biennial Gospel & Gumbo fundraising event to benefit the Michael E. Green Prescription Fund for St. Joseph Medical Clinic will be held on Sunday, Oct. 25, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Barkley House in downtown Pensacola.

The event raises money to help cover the prescription drugs and laboratory costs for Our Lady of Angels St. Joseph Medical Clinic.

The community is invited to help raise funds for the clinic’s much needed medical assistance by attending this year’s Gospel & Gumbo event.

Participants in this year’s Gospel & Gumbo will be able to sample gumbos donated by The Wine Bar, Five Sisters Blues Café, Nancy’s Haute Affairs, The Fish House, Portabello Market and the Pensacola Country Club. Complimentary wine and beer will also be served, provided by The Lewis Bear Company, City Grocery, The Wine Bar, Apple Market, Aragon Wine Market and Wine World.

The St. Joseph’s Choir and The Panhandle Allstars will provide the entertainment with their famous Gospel music and their bluesy, country rock hits.

The event will also include a silent auction featuring everything from fine jewelry and artwork, to a three-day Pensacola Beach vacation package at Emerald Isle, to a dinner party for eight prepared at your home by a local chef, to autographed Bubba Watson collectables.

The cost of the event is $100 per person, payable to Our Lady of Angels. $1,000 sponsorships are also encouraged and offer an opportunity to invite 10 friends or employees for a reserved table.

Longtime supporter Millie Green of Pensacola started the Michael E. Green Prescription Fund to honor her late husband, who died in 2003. Green has been instrumental in helping to organize and champion the Gospel & Gumbo biennial charity fundraiser.

“Mike loved St. Joseph and would be thrilled knowing that its patients are leaving the clinic with the medicines that they need,” she said. “I knew when we started this it was going to benefit a lot of people. But I had no idea how much joy it would bring me.”

In its 10-year existence, more than $250,000 has been raised for non-narcotic prescription drugs and laboratory costs.

“Our primary expense is for prescription drugs, and from anybody’s standard, this fund has been tremendously helpful,” adds Dr. David Conkle, a retired heart surgeon and the Medical Director for St. Joseph Clinic.

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