'Charlotte's Web' for children
"Charlotte's Web" will be presented at 10:30 a.m. Friday, March 1 at the King Center for the Performing Arts, 3865 N. Wickham Road, Melbourne.
The target audience is grades kindergarten through fifth.
Cost is $11.
The drama tells the story of the friendship between a pig named "Wilbur" and a little gray spider named "Charlotte."
The tale explores bravery, selfless love and the true meaning of friendship.
Fore more information, visit www.theatreworksusa.org.
For tickets or more information, visit www.kingcenter.com or call (321) 242-2219.
Wine tasting and grand opening
Rendezvous Wine at 567 W. Eau Gallie Blvd., in Melbourne, is having a grand opening and wine tasting from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, March 1.
For more information, visit http://rendezvous-wine.com or call (321) 345-WINE.
'The Luck of the Irish' movies at the library
The Cocoa Beach Public Library, in its "Luck of the Irish" free Friday movies, will present will present the following in March:
March 1: "The Clancy Brothers & Tommy Makem: Reunion Concert"
March 8: "War of the Buttons"
March 15: "The Quiet Man"
March 22: "Waking Ned Devine"
March 29: "In America"
These are free matinees at 3 p.m., celebrating the Emerald Isle.
The library is at 550 N. Brevard Ave., Cocoa Beach.
For more information, call (321) 868-1104.
'Fiddler on the Roof'
The Holy Name of Jesus Players will present "Fiddler on the Roof" at the Holy Name of Jesus Life Center, 3050 N. Highway A1A, Indialantic.
Show times will be:
Friday, March 1, at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 2, at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 3, at 2 p.m.
Pre-sale tickets cost $12 for adults, with $15 at the door; and $6 for children, 10 and younger, and $8 at the door.
Advanced dinner theater cost $26, with advanced reservations required.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit (321) 773-2783.
Original one-act plays presented
Playwrights Workshop of Brevard will present "Come Along for the Ride," a night of three, original one-act plays by local Brevard County authors.
The show continues through Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m., March 1, 2 and 3 on the Surfside Players stage.
All tickets cost $5. Call (321) 961-1988 (not Surfside's box office number) for reservations.
The new, unpublished plays are "Keep Your Shirt On," by Jan Salmon, directed by D. Flynn Loomis; "Guess Who - in the House," by Betty Prisendorf, directed by Troy Jones; and "If You Can't Stand the Heat," by Mario Busacca, directed by Troy Jones. Some plays may contain occasional profanity.
Playwrights Workshop of Brevard County helps new and established local playwrights improve their craft through feedback from workshop members and theatre audiences, while enriching the local community through premiering original one-act plays.
For more information, visit www.playwrightsworkshopbrevard.org.
Petty's 'Spring Fling'
The spring fling to benefit Candlelighters of Brevard will be 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 2 at 1616 S. Babcock St., Melbourne.
Cost will be $10 for a Petty's tasting glass for more than 70 wines from around the world.
There will also be decadent chocolates from Perfect Chocolates, exotic cheeses, handcrafted beers, local fair from Mary's Downtown Salsa, Darby Brothers Hot Sauces, Bakery Boys Cookies and more.
Boars Head hotdogs will be $2.
Silent auction items will include a magnum of Bogle Phantom (old vine zin blend) Rays Station Cab.
For more information, call (321) 728-5600 or visit www.candlelightersofbrevard.org.
Celebrate America's great dame of entertainment
Platinum award-winning vocalist and songwriter Ann Hampton Callaway will join Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops in celebrating America's great dame of entertainment Barbara Streisand Saturday, March 2 at 7 p.m. at the King Center for the Performing Arts, 3865 N. Wickham Road, Melbourne.
The evening will feature symphonic spins on Ms. Streisand's classic and unforgettable songs from her Broadway debut through her Hollywood hits ("Funny Girl," "The Way We Were," "A Star Is Born," etc.) and from her early pop recordings to her later concept albums.
To kick off the evening, maestro Lockhart leads the orchestra in a "Bright Lights, Big City" tribute to the "Big Apple" with works by Bernstein, Gershwin and Duke Ellington.
For more information or tickets, visit www.kingcenter.com or call (321) 242-2219.
Spring Spectacular at the auditorium
The Seaside Piecemakers Quilt Club will present its Spring Spectacular, featuring an "Evening With Eleanor Burns," 7-9 p.m. Friday, March 8 at the Melbourne Civic Auditorium, 625 E. Hibiscus Blvd., Melbourne.
Pre-paid tickets cost $25 per person and $30 the evening of the event.
Eleanor Burns is the Quilter's Hall of Fame Honoree 2012.
For more information, visit www.eassidepiecemakers.com, email email@example.com or call (321) 631-4600.
Fifty Plus & Bridging Inc, will present its 15th anniversary dance extravaganza at 7 p.m. Saturday March 2 at the Greater Palm Bay Senior Center, 1275 Culver Drive N.E., Palm Bay.
Dress is formal attire.
Cost is a donation of $25 per person.
For tickets, call Claudette at (321) 501-8497 or Babs at (321) 728-4317.
Country music at the high school
Titusville High School is honored to host "The Country Legends Band," benefiting Titusville High School Athletics, on March 2 at 7 p.m. in the Titusville Theater, located on campus.
The Country Legends Tribute show is a family-oriented, live performance of some of the most popular country songs of the last 50 years - including songs of Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash, Conway Twitty and Taylor Swift, just to name a few.
Tickets are available for purchase at the school. The cost is $20 a ticket.
Contact athletic director Jason Berley or bookkeeper Brenda Dornbusch at (321) 264-3100 at the school for more information.
Art of Sand at the zoo
Toyota of Melbourne and Lexus of Melbourne will present Art of Sand 2013 to benefit the arts in Brevard now through Memorial Day, at the Brevard Zoo, 8225 N. Wickham Road, Melbourne.
This year's exhibit will feature more than 13 sand sculptures that trace the history of wildlife and human beings in Florida from prehistoric times through the present.
The zoo is open daily 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Cost is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and $2 for children (on top of regular zoo admission).
For more information, visit www.artofsand.org.
Chamber music beachside
The Melbourne Chamber Music Society will present the world renowned Pacifica String Quartet on Friday, March 8 at 7:30 p.m. at St. Mark's United Methodist Church, Highway A1A, Indialantic.
The program will include works of Haydn, Shostakovitch and Ravel.
Tickets cost $30 for adults, $15 for students and are available by phone at (321) 213-5100, on the internet at MelbourneChamberMusicSociety.com and at the door.
'Love, sex and the I.R.S.'
Surfside Players ushers in the tax season with the farce "Love, Sex and the I.R.S." by William Van Zandt and Jane Millmore, directed by Troy Jones.
Tax season is upon us, and if you're looking for ways to score a refund, here's an example of what not to do.
"Jon Trachtman" and "Leslie Arthur," out-of-work musicians rooming together in New York, are listing each other as married on tax returns to save money.
The day of reckoning comes when the I.R.S. informs the "couple" they're going to be investigated by a "Mr. Spinner."
Leslie masquerades as a housewife, aided by Jon's fiancee Kate. Complicating matters further, Leslie and Kate are having an affair behind Jon's back, Jon's mother drops in unexpectedly to meet her son's fiancee, and Leslie's ex-girlfriend shows up demanding to know why Leslie has changed and won't see her anymore.
The show performs March 8-24, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m.
Tickets cost $18 for adults, $16 for seniors and active military personnel, $13 for students, and opening night is buy one, get one free night! (Caution: Contains occasional profanity.)
The play is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc. (www.samuelfrench.com)
The box office at (321) 783-3127 has a live operator Tuesdays through Fridays from 2-4 p.m., and one hour before performances.
Plus, you may purchase tickets for any show in the rest of the season at www.surfsideplayers.com.
The Surfside Playhouse is on Ramp Road, in Cocoa Beach.
Fourth annual golf tournament
The Fourth Annual Darren Daulton Golf Tournament, sponsored by Yuengling, will be Saturday, March 9 at Mallard's Landing Golf Course, 2750 Lake Washington Road, Melbourne.
There will be an 8 a.m. sign in and an 8:30 a.m. tee time.
There will be raffle prizes, sports memorabilia prizes, barbecue, Yuengling beer and more at Mugs Pub, 3250 Lake Washington Road, Melbourne.
Special guests at the tournament will be: Darren Daulton, Steve Deberg and Dick Yuengling.
Cost is $250 per foursome.
The event will benefit ifionlyhad.org.
The Darren Daulton Foundation was formed by former Philadelphia Phillies catcher and three-time All-Star Darren "Dutch" Daulton. The foundation teams up with other national charities in Pennsylvania and Florida to help the homeless and to support youth sports around the country.
Steve Deberg is a retired American football quarterback, whose career spanned 21 years over three decades. Quarterbacks, like Peyton Manning and others, have studied Mr. Deberg's play-action techniques.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (321) 749-2222.
The West Melbourne "March Medley" will be 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 9 at West Melbourne Community Park, 3000 Minton Road, West Melbourne.
There will be indoor and outdoor activities, including arts and crafts, rummage sale, food vendors, farmer's market, pony rides, petting zoo, hand painting and open mic/karaoke.
Vendors may rent 10x10 outdoor spaces for $15 and 6-foot indoor spaces for $20.
The event is sponsored by the West Melbourne Recreation Department.
To register for vendor spaces or more information, call (321) 837-7779.
'Bollywood' comes to Melbourne
"Bollywood" comes to the Wickham Pavilion in Melbourne 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, March 9, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 10.
Indiafest, one of the most anticipated annual cultural events, will be celebrating "100 years of Bollywood" cinema, which promises to bring an explosion of Indian entertainment of various genera, from early Indian cinema to what is today known as Bollywood.
What started 16 years ago, with a curious and humble effort of an ethnic community, Indiafest today is a symbol of cultural enrichment in Brevard County.
The uniqueness comes from the fact that a different theme is presented each year, showing the unique aspects of India's culture, history and traditions.
Indiafest is a volunteer run, not-for-profit, cultural organization, known for its charitable efforts to several local charities, including the parent organization, Manav Mandir, and aid in disaster recovery, nationally and internationally.
This year the organization has selected the Sentinels of Freedom as the special charity for 2013. A portion of the proceeds raised at the festival will be donated to Sentinels of Freedom, which is an organization that assists severely wounded or disabled veterans as they return home from their service to the country.
Indiafest caters to all age groups with hands-on activities for the youths and Indian cuisine for all to enjoy.
The Discover India Booth will carry the theme of the event with props, colorful displays and historical information on the evolution of Indian Cinema over the last 100 years.
The stage entertainment will be throughout the day, with traditional Indian music from the Sitar, Tabla, Santoor and Harmoniuma and live Yoga and Zumba demonstrations.
Then it will come alive with traditional folk, classical and modern Indian dances, while the fashion show will be the highlight of the day.
The grounds will feature vendors selling jewelry, rich colorful ethnic garments, arts and crafts, music and videos. One can indulge in the temporary body art of exotic Henna designs, and live food demonstrations with easy to make recipes.
Indiafest is a wonderful cultural experience for the whole family.
Bollywood is famous for its colorful and elaborate costumes, romance, foot stomping music and dance moves.
So, come celebrate the "100th Year of Bollywood" Saturday and Sunday, March 9 and 10 at the Wickham Pavilion in Melbourne.
Tickets cost $5 for adults, $2 for children younger than 12 and are free for children younger than 5.
Visit the website at indiafestbrevard.org for more information.
Pet photos with the Easter Bunny
The Friends For Animals Sanctuary will present Pet Photos with the Easter Bunny 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 9 at Pet Supermarket, 4100 N. Wickham Road, Suite 107A, No. 129, Melbourne.
No appointments are necessary. There will be goodie bags and raffle prizes.
For a $10 donation, receive a framed 4X6 color photo.
Proceeds will benefit homeless animals in paying for the medical expenses of the animals, which Friends for Animals Sanctuary rescues.
All pets must be on a leash or in appropriate carriers and have current vaccinations and tags, for the safety of other animals and friends.
For more information, visit www.friends4animalssanctuary.org or call (321) 259-9627.
Pops orchestra to perform
The Space Coast Pops Orchestra will present "March Merriment" for the third concert of its 27th Annual Season Subscription Series at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, March 9 at the Merritt Island First Baptist Church on S.R. 520 and Courtenay Parkway, Merritt Island.
Conductor Candler Schaffer will direct the Pops Orchestra in "The Flight to Neverland," "Come Fly With Me," "The St. Louis Blues," "Jupiter, The Bringer of Jollity," "Over the Rainbow," "It Don't Mean a Thing," "Blues in the Night" and other classics.
He will also present guest artist Brian Gatchell, a well-known local and worldwide pianist and merchant in key brands of keyboards.
Mr. Gatchel will perform "Phantom Piano of the Opera" by Andrew Lloyd Webber, "Piano Concerto in A minor" (Adagio) by Edvard Grieg and Gershwin's "Concerto in F" for piano and orchestra (Allegro).
Single concert tickets are $20 for general admission in advance at ticket outlets and $3 extra at the door.
Call (321) 632-7445 for more information, ticket outlet locations and single concert reserved seat tickets.
'Special Sunday in the Park'
Celtic Voices will perform 6:30 p.m. Sunday, March 10 at St. John's Park, 610 Young St., in old Eau Gallie, in Melbourne.
The performance is part of St. John's "Second Sundays in the Park" series.
Bring a blanket and a picnic. The event can be moved inside, as well.
Enjoy the sounds of local musicians.
There will also be a corn beef and cabbage dinner offered at 5:30 p.m. in the parish hall for a donation of $5 per person or $10 per family.
Young Street is east off of Harbor City Boulevard (U.S. Highway 1), just south of the Eau Gallie Causeway, in Melbourne.
For more information or reservations, call (321) 254-3365 or (321) 777-0168.
Inaugural 5K Sunset Run
Gemini Elementary School and the Melbourne Beach Rotary Club will present the Inaugural 5K Sunset Run at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, March 16.
The race starts and ends at 2100 Oak St., Melbourne Beach.
All proceeds will benefit Gemini's Technology Fund.
All are welcome. Age group categories are from 5 to 55-plus.
Race T-shirts are guaranteed for the first 250 participants, and all runners will receive discount coupons in their race packets, as well as free post-race refreshments.
Race management and timing will be provided by Running Zone (www.runningzone.com).
To register, visit www.geminiPTO.org/sunset5K.
Fees are $25 for participants and $15 for children 12 and younger; race day registration increases by $5. Online registration will close on Wednesday, March 13 at 11 p.m.
Sponsorship opportunities are available for this inaugural run. Contact Rachelle Butler at email@example.com or call (321) 243-2010.
International folk music concert to be presented
Join the Brevard Chorale and Vocal Chamber Ensemble for "An International Folk Music Concert" on Tuesday, March 19, beginning at 7:30 p.m. at the Brevard Community Campus-Cocoa Campus, Simpkins Fine Arts auditorium, 1519 Clearlake Road, Cocoa.
There will be new and familiar folk music from around the world, including songs from Israel, Zambia, Argentina, Cuba, Ireland (Celtic), Wales, Germany (Brahms' "Liebeslieder Waltzes") and the United States.
Directed by James Boyles, the chorale will be accompanied on piano by Jean Black and Linda Cox.
Ticket prices are $10 for adults and $5 for students. Tickets will be available at the door.
The Brevard Chorale is an affiliate of Brevard Community College, and Robert Lamb is chairman of the Department of Fine Arts.
If you would like to learn more about the chorale or how to join, visit brevardchorale.org.
Tickets on sale for 'Satisfaction' tribute band
The Brevard Music Group has announced that tickets are now on sale for the performance of Satisfaction, the international tribute to the Rolling Stones.
The event will be at 8 p.m. Thursday, March 21 at the Henegar Center for the Arts, 625 E. New Haven Ave., Melbourne.
From slow blues to hard-hitting rock songs, Satisfaction sums up the Rolling Stone experience, while portraying the original band's movement and style with some humor.
Cost is $26 and $22 for orchestra seating and $20 for balcony. Add fees.
Tickets are available at Brevard Music Group at (321) 783-9004 and www.brevardmusicgroup.com.
Melbourne's Runaway Country
Runaway County will again cover Wickham Park in Melbourne, bringing country and classic music to the crowds March 22-24.
Concert headliners include Dierks Bentley, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Lady Antebellum.
General admission, single-day tickets cost $69, which provides access to all musical performances for that day.
General admission, three-day weekend passes cost $119.
Special seating tickets are also available.
For tickets, the full concert lineup and more information, visit www.runawaycountry.com.
Re-run 5K is retro
The Junior League of South Brevard has announced the fourth annual Re-Run 5K at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, March 23 in the Eau Gallie Arts District.
The retro-themed re-run will again feature blast-from-the-past 1980s and 1990s flair and fun for all ages and abilities.
There will be team competitions, prizes and giveaways for participants, as well as a free kids' fun run.
Wear your old race tee shirts (re-run get it?) or dress in classic '80s or '90s style for more prizes and fun!
With Running Zone managing the race and the post-race awards party on the Squid Lips beach and deck overlooking the Indian River, this promises to be a unique and fun race for Brevard runners.
Participants will begin and end the race just outside of Squid Lips and run or walk the Eau Gallie Causeway.
Interested runners may download the registration form from www.JLSB.net, and mail into the Junior League, 1501 Avocado Ave., Suite 2, Melbourne, FL, 32935, register online at http://www.jlsb.net/support-jlsb/re-run-5k-2013/ or visit the Running Zone store on Wickham Road in Melbourne.
Individuals may also register race morning between 6-7 a.m.
The first 300 registrants get an official race T-shirt!
If you are interested in sponsoring the event or donating goods or services, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
All proceeds from the Re-Run 5K support JLSB community projects.
This year, JLSB is creating a new project to bring food to elementary school children, who would otherwise not have access to food on the weekends. JLSB is partnering with a school in south Brevard County to provide weekend food packs to children, who do not have adequate access to nutrition in their homes.
For more information about the Junior League of South Brevard, visit www.jlsb.net or call (321) 610-8950.