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WEAR ABC Channel 3 - ONE YEAR OF BUILDING STRONGER CONNECTIONS WITH THE AFRICAN AMERICAN COMMUNITY

ONE YEAR OF BUILDING STRONGER CONNECTIONS WITH THE AFRICAN AMERICAN COMMUNITY
The Pensacola Network Celebrates One Year

The Pensacola Network celebrates its first year anniversary on Friday, July 25,
2014,
as the monthly networking event connecting people and strengthening relationships in the African American community. It highlights 12 months of ideas and actions around economic, community and cultural growth and development with business, government and community leaders. The event begins at 5pm in historic Belmont DeVilliers, 321 N De Villiers St. Pensacola, FL 32501 is free and open to the public with registration at www.pcolanetwork.com.

Started in July 2013 by businessman and engineer Lloyd Reshard, the networking has
averaged 110 professional and community members who look forward to discussing ideas and taking action to grow their businesses, engage government and make communities stronger. It has been a success because people are expecting great information and ideas, said Reshard, and that's what they're getting.  Each month a special guest joins co-host Robin Reshard for a conversation for the web series, The Pensacola Network Show, to discuss their vision, opportunities and challenges of their sector. This months guest is Malcolm Thomas, superintendent of the Escambia County School District.
Past guests include Gulf Power Company president Stan Connally, Escambia County Commissioner Lumon May, Escambia RESTORE Committee Chairperson Bentina Terry, McDonalds franchise owner Pete Nowak, Sheriff David Morgan, Mayor Ashton Hayward, Baptist Hospital internist Dr. Cheryl Jeffries, UWF president Dr. Judy Bense, Studer Institute president Randy Hammer, PNJ publisher Terry Horne, and Gulf Coast Gulf Coast African American Chamber of Commerce executive director Nicole Dixon.

Lloyd Reshard understands the power of networking and the simple concept of showing
up. This Friday is the place to be to connect with people who are an amazing asset to the
positive growth and development of our neighborhoods, city, county and state, Reshard stated. "You'll want to be there so that they can connect with you."


WEAR ABC Channel 3 - RESCUES AND RESCUERS CALENDAR CONTEST

RESCUES AND RESCUERS CALENDAR CONTEST

The Pensacola Humane Society wants to feature YOUR pet in our 2015 Rescues and Rescuers calendar! Submit your best photo of your rescue pet (no humans, please!) and tell us his/her story. Was your pet a shelter pet who won your heart? Or perhaps he/she was rescued from the streets. Whatever the story, we want to hear it!

The top 13 photos with the most votes will win a spot in our calendar. Winners receive the chance to participate in a professional photo session which will also feature professional rescuers such as firefighters, police officers, lifeguards and others. Winners receive a free calendar and will be recognized when calendars go on sale at the Humane Society's annual Barktoberfest event in Seville Square on October 25.

For full details and to submit your photo, go to www.360photocontest.com/256 and upload your photo, then encourage your friends to vote for your pet. Votes are $1 each, with a $5 minimum. There is a $5 entry fee for each photo submitted. Entry and voting deadline is midnight July 31.

Proceeds of the contest benefit the Pensacola Humane Society and help us continue to care for the wonderful dogs and cats who are still seeking their personal rescuer and forever home. The Pensacola Humane Society is a no-kill shelter for cats and dogs. Hours are 9:30 am to 4 pm. The shelter is closed Sunday and Thursday. For more information contact Sarah Humlie at 850 432-4260.


WEAR ABC Channel 3 - PENSACOLA OPERA 31ST SEASON ANNUAL MEETING AND DINNER

PENSACOLA OPERA 31ST SEASON ANNUAL MEETING AND DINNER

Pensacola Opera will hold its 31st Season Annual Meeting and Dinner at The Pensacola Yacht Club on Wednesday, July 23rd to review one of its most successful seasons to date and take a look at what is to come in its 32nd Season. Friends of the Opera, Opera families and members of the community are invited to attend the event, which commences at 5:30 p.m. and features a reception, a buffet dinner, recognition of volunteer and membership groups and a State of the Opera Report. Tickets are $40 per person and includes admission, dinner and complimentary wine. There will also be a cash bar.

Those interested in celebrating Pensacola Operas accomplishments and dedicated supporters can call (850) 433-6737 to R.S.V.P. by Wednesday, July 16.
The Pensacola Yacht Club is located at 1897 Cypress St, Pensacola, FL 32502. Attire is business casual.


WEAR ABC Channel 3 - AN EVENING WITH ALFIE KOHN

AN EVENING WITH ALFIE KOHN

Creative Learning Academy in partnership with the University of West Florida will present An Evening with Alfie Kohn at the Artel Gallery on Friday, August 8. A reception will be held at 6:00 pm with the lecture starting at 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm.

Alfie Kohn is an author and lecturer who has explored a number of topics in education, parenting, and human behavior. He is considered a leading figure in progressive education. Mr. Kohn will be speaking on Performance vs. Learning: The Costs of Overemphasizing Achievement.
 
Kohn has been described in Time magazine as "perhaps the country's most outspoken critic of education's fixation on grades [and] test scores." His criticisms of competition and rewards have helped to shape the thinking of educators -- as well as parents and managers -- across the country and abroad. Kohn has been featured on hundreds of TV and radio programs, including the "Today" show and two appearances on "Oprah"; he has been profiled in the Washington Post and the Los Angeles Times, while his work has been described and debated in many other leading publications.
 
Kohn lectures widely at universities and to school faculties, parent groups, and corporations. In addition to speaking at staff development seminars and keynoting national education conferences on a regular basis, he conducts workshops for teachers and administrators on various topics. 
 
Admission is FREE. Please RSVP to Creative Learning Academy at 850-432-1768. To learn more about Alfie Kohn, go to www.alfiekohn.com.


WEAR ABC Channel 3 - PENSACOLA MESS HALL

PENSACOLA MESS HALL

The Pensacola Math, Engineering and Science Stuff (MESS) Hall has switched to summer hours to offer kids and families more time to explore Math, Engineering, Science & Stuff, with changing themes throughout the summer months. Pensacola MESS Hall is now open Tuesday - Saturday from 10am - 5pm and Sunday 1pm - 5pm.

Summer Camp registrations are underway for parents looking for ways to keep the kids busy, having fun and learning. There is a wide variety of Pensacola MESS Hall Summer Camps which are half-day, week-long themes to interest kids, grades 1-9. Popular camps include the Science of Sailing, Inventors Workshop, and the Code Academy, which teaches the basics of programming in Scratch. Morning sessions are from 9am to noon and afternoon sessions are from 1pm to 4pm. For a complete camp schedule and to sign-up, go to pensacolamesshall.org or call 1-877-YES-MESS.

July 22-27:  Nature. Explore nature through mess kits, flower dissection demonstrations, and an owl pellet dissection workshop. On Friday, July 25 at 2 pm there will be a special presentation on bees and honey.

July 29- Aug 3:  Kitchen Science. Discover the science that goes on in your kitchen every day. A special presentation on kitchen chemistry will be a feast for the eyes (and the stomach).

Aug 5-10:  Space week. Explore the universe around you with special mess kits and the unveiling of new space images. The week will end with a bang with a bottle rocket workshop.

The Pensacola MESS Hall is not a typical science museum. Founded in 2012 by Dr. Megan Pratt and located at 116 N. Tarragona Street in Downtown Pensacola, the MESS Hall lets visitors get to work like real scientists, developing questions and creating experiments, engaging in and learning science through tinkering. Its all hands-on science. Rather than exhibits with planned outcomes, the Pensacola MESS Hall is designed like a cafeteria, with a menu of mess kits that changes daily.


WEAR ABC Channel 3 - BROADWAY DANCE BLAST

BROADWAY DANCE BLAST

The Pensacola Childrens Chorus will be hosting Broadway Dance Blast, a unique dance workshop experience for the ultimate performer, on Monday evenings through August 25th at the Margaret Moore Nickelsen Center, 46 E. Chase Street, home of the Pensacola Childrens Chorus.

Broadway Dance Blast offers quality dance training to passionate students who have a desire to improve and master their technique while crafting an exemplary performing experience. Participants will learn the basics of musical theater and Broadway-style dance, while interacting with peers who are current members of the Pensacola Childrens Chorus. Each week, students will focus on basic dance technique in addition to jazz and musical theater styles, resulting in a one-of-a-kind training opportunity.

Emily Mixon, a choreographer for the Chorus, will be teaching two courses: the first will be a beginning class for students in the 4th and 5th grades from 4pm to 5 pm and the second will be an intermediate session for middle school students from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm. Classes are open to both Childrens Chorus members and non-members. Tuition is $75.00 for Beginners and $100.00 for Intermediate. Class sizes will be limited.

For more information, contact the Pensacola Childrens Chorus at 850-434-7760.


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