First dances of the year open
The North Brevard Senior Center presents line dancing 7-10 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18 and a center dance 7:30-10:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19 at 909 Lane Ave., Titusville.
All dances are by request Friday night. Music will be by Sammy Haddad Saturday night.
There is a $5 cover charge Friday night. Cost for Saturday night is $6 for members and $7 for non-members.
Non-members are always welcome.
For more information, call (321) 268-2333 or (321) 267-0195.
Chamber music trio to perform
On Friday, Jan. 18 at 7:30 p.m. in St. Mark's United Methodist Church, 2030 N. Highway A1A, Indialantic, the world famous Trio Solisti will present a concert as part of the 2012-13 series of the Melbourne Chamber Music Society.
The trio consists of Maria Bachmann, violin; Alexis Pia Gerlach, cello; and Jon Klibonoff, piano.
They will be performing the "Second Piano Trio" of the Spanish composer, Joaquin Turina; the "Archduke Trio of Beethoven;" and the "Piano Trio in G Minor, Opus 3" by Ernest Chausson.
Tickets cost $30 for adults, and $10 for students, and may be purchased online at MelbourneChamberMusicSociety.com, by phone at (321) 213-5100, by mail at Melbourne Chamber Music Society, P. O. Box 033403, Indialantic, FL, 32903, or at the door, the evening of the concert.
Comedy drama at theatre
"Same Time, Next Year" will be presented by the Surfside Players Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. through Jan. 27, at the Surfside Playhouse, 301 Ramp Road, Cocoa Beach.
"Same Time, Next Year" is one of the most popular romantic comedies of the century.
In the play, two people, who are married to other people, rendezvous with each other once a year.
The audience learns about them and their separate families as they meet over a span of 25 years.
Cost for the main stage production is $18 for adults, $16 for seniors/active military and $13 for students.
Season tickets (five admissions) cost $100 for adults and $75 for seniors/active military.
Call (321) for reservations. Online tickets are available at www.surfsideplayers.com.
MOPAR Super Swap XIV
Mopars of Brevard presents the 14th Annual Super Bowl of Mopar Swap Meet 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19 at Wickham Park Pavilion at Brevard Community College, 3719 Wickham Road, Melbourne.
There will be a swap meet, car corral, model car and truck show, bake sale, dash plaques, club participation awards, door prizes, 50/50 drawing and a raffle drawing.
See displays of special interest Mopars.
For more information, visit www.moparsofbrevard.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com or call (321) 480-9265 or (321) 727-1039.
Florida Key Lime Pie Festival
The second annual Florida Key Lime Pie Festival will be from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19 at Riverfront Park in Historic Cocoa Village.
The event is open to the public. Cost is $10 for adults, with children 12 and younger free.
The event will feature Florida's state chef and culinary ambassador, along with a diversity of the Sunshine State's most savored and well-respected chef's, food vendors and restaurants.
The Florida Key Lime Pie Company will be introducing Florida's "Miss Florida Key Lime Pie" contest, as well as the company's ever-popular "Florida Key Lime Pie Eating Contest.
For more information, visit The Florida Key Lime Pie Company store, 340 King St., Cocoa Village, or visit the festival's website at www.floridakeylimepiefestival.com.
There be pirates at the pier
The 10th Annual Pirate Party and Sixth Annual Pirates At The Pier Annual Costume Bash will be at the Cocoa Beach Pier 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 19.
There will be free parking, entertainment with the Panama Band and belly dancer Melinda, costume contests, door prizes, 50/50 drawing and additional entertainment by the Plundering Pirates of Paradise and a full Caribbean dinner.
Cost is $20 in advance and $25 at the door.
For more information, including discounted lodging and ticket locations, visit www.piratesatthepier.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (321) 543) 1346.
Tribute to Elvis fundraiser
Jack Smink and the Lightening Strikes Twice Band will play a benefit show to "support our veterans" at 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19 at Club Nova (Space Station Lounge), 260 E. Merritt Island Causeway, Merritt Island.
Special guest will be Col. Danny R. McKnight, United States Army (Ret.). Col. McKnight was featured in the book and movie, "Black Hawk Down."
Cost is $38 per person.
For tickets, call (407) 342-2163.
'Simply Sinatra' at local venue
Steve Lippia's "Simply Sinatra" will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20 at the King Center for the Performing Arts, 3865 N. Wickham Road, Melbourne.
His repertoire includes standards, such as: "I've Got You Under My Skin," "The Lady Is A Tramp," "Mack The Knife," "Summer Wind," "You Make Me Feel So Young," "That's Life" and "The Best Is Yet To Come."
Tickets start at $32.
For more information, call (321) 242 -2219 or visit www.kingcenter.com or www.stevelippia.com.
Maxwell's will be open. There will be no picnic on the patio for this performance.
New pipe organ installed, ready
The enormous new pipe organ at Advent Lutheran Church in Suntree will be dedicated with a free concert befitting the dramatic instrument on Saturday, Jan. 20 at 3 p.m.
The American-made pipe organ, constructed by the A.E. Schlueter Company, will be played by virtuoso Peter Beardsley, the 36-year veteran organist of Christ Church Cathedral in Springfield, Mass.
A Fellow of the American Guild of Organists, Mr. Beardsley will demonstrate the full potential of the instrument in a grand concert of classic performance pieces for organ, including works by Johann Sebastian Bach, Max Reger, Marcel Dupré, Maurice Duruflé and American composer Aaron Copland.
The free concert will conclude with variations on Martin Luther's "Ein' feste Burg," better known to English speakers as "A Mighty Fortress is Our God," arguably the best loved hymn of the Lutheran and Protestant tradition.
With 2,196 pipes and 36 ranks, the $350,000 pipe organ took nearly eight weeks to install.
A series of mini-performances by local artists in December helped "break in" the pipe organ in preparation for the dedication ceremony and grand concert.
A cherished dream of the congregation for more than a decade, the pipe organ was considered in the design and construction of the new church sanctuary in 2003. Member pledges sufficient to cover the cost of the instrument were collected over a short two-month period in 2011.
The newly installed pipe organ is graceful in appearance and occupies nearly all of the sanctuary's south wall.
Pastor David Jahn is confident the pipe organ music will intensify the traditional worship service and attract music enthusiasts from throughout the region.
For more information, visit www.AdventSuntree.com or call (321) 259-8515.
Concert with jazz band
The Melbourne Community Orchestra's "Jazzuary," with Lawrence Welk star Sally Hart in a jazz concert with the Melbourne Swingtime Jazz Band, will be at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Jan. 23 and 24, at the Melbourne Auditorium.
This is a free concert.
The auditorium is located at 625 Hibiscus Blvd., Melbourne.
For more information, call (321) 952-9949 or visit www.mcorchestra.org.
Fashion show to feature politicians on parade
The League of Women Voters of the Space Coast presents "Politicos on Parade VI," a fashion show and luncheon fundraiser to be held at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 25 at the Eau Gallie Yacht Club, 100 Datura Drive, Indian Harbour Beach.
The event will also celebrate the League's 93rd year of public service, with all the profits from the event earmarked for expanded citizen education on voting rights and other important local, state and national issues.
While dining on meals from the Eau Gallie Yacht Club's kitchen, guests will be entertained by an all-star cast of Brevard County's newly elected officials modeling the latest styles.
The master of ceremonies will be newly re-elected Cape Canaveral Mayor Rocky Randels.
Fashions this year are provided by Patchington, Lane Bryant and the Men's Warehouse, all located in The Avenue Viera.
Sandy Stanley will provide musical entertainment on the piano.
The luncheon menu includes choice of london broil with bordelaise sauce, stuffed cantaloupe with tuna or chicken salad or a vegetable plate, beverage and dessert. A cash bar will be available.
Cost is $40.
For reservations and entree selections, call Barbara Jagrowski at (321) 259-5942 by Sunday, Jan. 20.
Models confirmed to date are:
Phil Archer - state attorney, 18th Judicial Circuit
William Capote - mayor of Palm Bay
Lisa Cullen - tax collector
Wayne Ivey - Brevard County Sheriff
Lisette Kolar - Grant-Valkaria councilwoman
Molly Tasker - Melbourne councilwoman
It's the 'Price Is Right Live'
The "Price Is Right Live" is the hit interactive stage show that gives contestants pulled right from the audience the chance to "come on down" to win appliances, vacations and even new cars by playing classic games from television's longest running and most popular game show.
From "Plinko" to "Cliffhangers" to the "Big Wheel" and even the fabulous showcase, all the favorite games are played just like the TV show.
Even if your name is not called to play you still have a chance to win. Guest's names are called out throughout the show to win prizes just for being there.
Playing to near sold-out audiences for six years, the "Price Is Right Live" has given away $10 million in cash and prizes and sold more than 1.2 million tickets.
If you enjoy the rush of emotions experienced while watching the show on television, just imagine the possibilities if you were actually in the audience watching it live.
The "Price Is Right Live" will be at the King Center for the Performing Arts Tuesday, Jan. 29, at 7:30 p.m.
Join in at 5:30 p.m. for the Picnic on the Patio (weather permitting). Maxwell's will also be open.
The King Center is at 3865 N. Wickham Road, Melbourne.
For more information, call (321) 242-2219 or visit www.kingcenter.com.
Live series concert at the center
The Henegar Center for the Arts and Brevard Music Group has announced it is continuing its Henegar Music Series with a live concert, featuring a return engagement of the California Guitar Trio.
This year, the trio will be joined by the Montreal Guitar Trio for an evening of music Thursday, Jan. 31 at 8 p.m.
The evening will feature all six virtuoso.
Representing four countries (Japan, Canada, Belgium and the United States), the performers fuse more than 40 years of combined performing experience into one unique six-by-six-string 'phenomensemble.'
CGT's steel stringed-guitars blend naturally with MG3's nylon-stringed guitars, as each trios fret boards chase the others' original compositions and new arrangements of progressive rock, world, jazz and classical music.
Inspired in 2010 by an impromptu studio session together in Montreal, CGT and MG3 have proceeded to release a live recording (2011), and showcases at numerous arts presenter conferences, and sustain frequent co-bill touring throughout North America; from the Iridium in New York City, to Montreal Jazz Festival (twice), to Napa Valley Opera House. The two trios tour again in 2012/13 visiting 20 cities (and counting) in the United States and Canada.
The Henegar Center for the Arts is fully handicapped accessible and located at 625 E. New Haven Ave., in the Downtown Melbourne Theatre District.
The California Guitar Trio and Montreal Guitar Trio concert tickets are on sale, with reserved seating for the performance at $40/$35/$30, plus applicable handling charge ($5). Tickets are available at the Henegar Center box office during regular business hours by calling (321) 723-8698 or by visiting www.henegar.org. The concert is a Brevard Music Group Production Tickets may also be purchased at www.brevardmusicgroup.com or by calling (321) 793-9004. Additional information is also available on the center's website at www.henegar.org.
Country music legend to play at local venue
Tickets are now available to hear one of America's greatest country music legends, singer-songwriter Willie Nelson, in his return to the King Center in Melbourne.
Willie Nelson, with special guest Lukas Nelson, will play at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1 at the King Center for the Performing Arts, 3865 N. Wickham Road, Melbourne.
With a career that has spanned six decades, Mr. Nelson has won multiple awards, including countless Grammy's, American Music Awards and Country Music Awards.
Recently, the Country Music Association honored Mr. Nelson with an all-star tribute at the CMAs in Nashville, Tenn.
He has also amassed reputable credentials as an author, actor and activist.
With songs such as "Mamas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys," "On The Road Again," "To All The Girls I've Loved Before" and "Georgia On My Mind," it's easy to see why his career has stood the test of time.
Be sure to get your tickets soon for this amazing concert. Tickets start at $40.50, plus fees.
Join in at 6 p.m. for the Picnic on the Patio (weather permitting). Maxwell's will also be open.
Black heritage festival planned
The 13th annual Black Heritage Calendar Fest, presented by Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, has been scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 2 at the Eau Gallie Civic Center, 1551 Highland Ave., Melbourne.
The doors will be open to the public to view displays at 5 p.m.
The event, which includes a sit-down buffet and entertainment, will commence at 6 p.m.
The guest speaker is Corliss Heath of Tampa. Ms. Heath is the former chaplain for Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, southern region.
The mistress of ceremony for the program is Rolanda Gallop, an adjunct communications instructor at Florida Institute of Technology and president/CEO at RoJe' Communications.
Tickets are required. Attire is Afro-centric or casual.
For more information about the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Melbourne-Palm Bay Alumnae Chapter event, including where and how to purchase tickets, contact Xiomara Thomas at (321) 917-2511 or email email@example.com.
'Strawberry Shortcake' brings her sweetness to town
Everyone's berry best friend "Strawberry Shortcake" (www.strawberryshortcakeontour.com) makes her Melbourne theatrical debut Feb. 10 in Koba Entertainment's all-new musical production, "Strawberry Shortcake: Follow Your Berry Own Beat," featuring special guest stars, the Doodlebops. Tickets are on sale now.
Single tickets may be purchased by visiting kingcenter.com or by calling the King Center ticket office at (321) 242-2219.
The live show was written, choreographed and directed by Koba's artistic director and theater veteran, Patti Caplette. Lorelei Bachman, along with her father, Randy Bachman (The Guess Who and Bachman-Turner Overdrive), co-wrote three brand new songs for "Strawberry Shortcake: Follow Your Berry Own Beat" that are guaranteed to have families dancing in the aisles.
"Strawberry Shortcake," a favorite of little girls and moms alike for more than 30 years, will be played onstage by Toronto native Amelia Sirianni.
The production also brings to life her best friends "Orange Blossom," "Lemon Meringue," "Blueberry Muffin," "Raspberry Torte," "Plum Pudding" and "Cherry Jam" and features original and fan favorite songs from the hit TV show, "Strawberry Shortcake's Berry Bitty Adventures," currently airing on The Hub network in the U.S.
The musical adventure takes audiences to the whimsical land of Berry Bitty City where the whole town is buzzing with anticipation for the Glitzy Glaze Talent Show.
Before the girls of Berry Bitty City hit the stage, theatergoers will warm up their singing voices and stretch their dancing muscles with the touring cast of the Doodlebops. Responding to calls from their legions of clamoring fans, "Rooney," "Moe" and "Dee Dee Doodle" take to the stage in a live concert performance that will get the whole audience movin' and groovin'.
The King Center for the Performing Arts is at 3865 N. Wickham Road, Melbourne.
For tickets and more information, call (321) 242-2219 or visit www.kingcenter.com.
World championship boxing heading to city
The Greater Palm Bay Chamber, All Star Boxing and the Tourist Development Commission of the Space Coast have announced that they are bringing World Championship Boxing matches back to Palm Bay on Feb. 22.
Doors will open at 7:30 p.m.
The one-night event will be held at the city's community center at 1502 Port Malabar Blvd. N.E., Palm Bay.
Tickets are $20 for stands and $35 for ringside and are available in advance on the Palm Bay Chamber website, www.greaterpalmbaychamber.com, or by calling (321) 951-9998. Tickets may also be purchased at the door and are subject to availability.
This is the third year that All Star Boxing is bringing the Telemundo/NBC broadcast event to Palm Bay. Last year the event brought in close to 1,300 attendees for eight bout matches, which surpassed all expectations.
Sponsorships are available at the $250, $500 and $1,000 levels, with the deadline to sponsor Feb. 15.
Last year's sponsors included Melbourne International Airport, Palm Bay Ford, Joe Raley - State Farm, Peninsula Title and Alpha-Omega Training and Compliance.
Interested companies wishing to sponsor the event may contact the Palm Bay Chamber at (321) 951-9998, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Additional information can be found at www.greaterpalmbaychamber.com.