'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 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.
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.
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.
'A Grand Night For Singing'
The Henegar Center for the Arts in Melbourne's downtown theatre district has announced its spring musical, "A Grand Night For Singing," the Tony Award-nominated musical revue by Rodgers and Hammerstein. The show will run March 8-24.
"A Grand Night For Singing" opened the 1994 Broadway season with flair and distinction, earning two Tony nominations, including Best Musical.
Rodgers and Hammerstein's founding fathers probably never imagined "Shall We Dance?" as a comic pas de deux for a towering beauty and her diminutive admirer, nor did they suspect that one day a lovelorn young lad might pose the musical question. "How do you solve a problem like Maria?" But that's precisely the kind of invention lavished upon this revue, with innovative musical arrangements, including a sultry Andrews Sisters-esque "I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Out-a My Hair," a swingin' "Honeybun" worthy of the Modernaires, and a jazzy "Kansas City," which leaves no question about how terrifically up-to-date the remarkable songs of R&H remain.
Featuring beloved songs from "The King and I," "South Pacific," "State Fair" and more, the play provides new life for these signature songs, echoing the timelessness of Rodgers and Hammerstein's work.
"A Grand Night For Singing" is directed by Maureen Fallon, and the talented vocal cast includes Sean Alton, Jessie Armstrong, Walter Clapp, Margaret Cross, Don Cross, Joseph Held, Rob Landers, Michelle Lee, Shari Milian and Tee Rockwell.
Sue Diebel is conducting the eight-piece orchestra that will be performing onstage in the garden party setting.
Don't miss this magical, musical revue at the Henegar Center for the Arts at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturdays, with Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. at the Henegar Center for the Arts, 625 E. New Haven Ave., in Melbourne's Downtown Theatre District.
Tickets cost $23 for adults, $21 for seniors and $16 for students, plus handling fees. Reserved tickets may be purchased at the Henegar Center Box Office Monday through Friday.
'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.
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"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.
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.
'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.
Brevard 'Walk of Fame'
Eckerd presents the 2013 Brevard Walk of Fame gala, recognizing some of the most prominent and influential business and community leaders and celebrities in Central Florida Saturday, March 9 from 6-9 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Space Coast Convention Center, 301 Tucker Lane, Cocoa (S.R. 520 and I-95).
The "Celebrity VIP Mingle" begins at 5:30 p.m.
The 2013 Brevard Walk of Fame honorees include: United States Sen. Bill Nelson, Community Credit Union president David Brock, Space Florida president and CEO Frank DiBello, SpaceX president Gwynne Shotwell, LEAD Brevard president and CEO Kristin Bakke, former NFL and Pro Bowl fullback Leonard Weaver, former president of Brevard Ccommunity College Maxwell King, Bright House Networks vice president of operations and general manager Paul Hanson, Genesis VII president and CEO Robert Jordan, Canaveral Port Authority CEO Stan Payne and Wasdin Associates vice president and owner Susie Wasdin.
Guests will be treated to dinner by Carrabba's Italian Grill, flowing champagne, live entertainment and an unforgettable "Walk of Fame" show, featuring the night's honorees.
Last year's event attracted more than 300 of Brevard's most affluent and influential individuals and dozens of corporate sponsors.
Admission costs $100 per person, with sponsorships available.
This black-tie gala benefits hundreds of vulnerable and disadvantaged youth in Brevard County through programs that focus on anti-violence, as well as preventing substance abuse, child abuse and neglect.
For more information, visit www.brevardwalkoffame.com.
Classic television, movie themes with jazz twist
The Space Coast Jazz Orchestra will present "From the Flat Screen to the Silver Screen" at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 9 at St. Mark's United Methodist Church, 2030 N. Highway A1A, Indialantic.
An affiliate of the Space Coast Symphony, the popular jazz orchestra will perform some of the world's best-loved television and movie scores turned jazz standards.
The group will swing classic TV themes from "Bewitched," "Perry Mason," "Bandstand Boogie," and "Peter Gunn," as well as selections from such movies as "The Pink Panther" and "West Side Story."
Advanced tickets for $20 are available through the orchestra website at www.SpaceCoastSymphony.org or at several convenient ticket outlets, including Ace Hardware stores in Indialantic, Cocoa Beach and Satellite Beach, Blue Sky Insurance in Cocoa Village, Tropical Realty of Suntree, Art Expressions in downtown Eau Gallie, A Floral Affair in Merritt Island and Palm Bay Hearing Aid Center.
Tickets sold at the door will be $25.
The concert is free for those younger than 18 years of age.
For more information, call toll free to 855-252-7276.
For more information about the Space Coast Symphony and ticketing, visit www.SpaceCoastSymphony.org or call toll-free (855) 252-7276.
Music: to love, to praise, to dance
The Indialantic Chamber Singers are heading up the Brevard coast to perform a free concert on Sunday, March 10 at Riverside Presbyterian Church, 3400 N. Atlantic Ave., Cocoa Beach.
The 3:30 p.m. concert, "Music-- to Love, to Praise, to Dance," will feature selections in English, Latin and German, by composers from Johannes Brahms to Benjamin Britten.
Riverside Presbyterian Church deacon Mason Gibson, has included the Indialantic Chamber Singers as part of this season's Dr. Vernon Boushell Concert Series.
A free ticket for the concert can be reserved online at www.RiversidePres.org or by calling (321) 525-7825.
'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.
Yale a cappella group to perform
The Yale Spizzwinks? are America's first and oldest underclassman a cappella group. Since 1914, the choir with the curious question-marked name has entertained audiences around the world with its unique blend of sweet harmony and tongue-in-cheek humor.
The group of musical young men will make a tour stop in Brevard County for two free performances on Tuesday, March 12.
You can catch them at 11 a.m. at Courtenay Springs Village, 1200 S. Courtenay Parkway, Merritt Island.
At 7 p.m., the group will present a second concert at Riverside Presbyterian Church in Cocoa Beach, 3400 N. Atlantic Ave., Cocoa Beach.
The choir was formed nearly 100 years ago to provide audiences with a light-hearted alternative to the Whiffenpoofs, Yale's older, all-senior a cappella group.
For more information about the Space Coast Symphony, visit www.SpaceCoastSymphony.org or call toll-free (855) 252-7276.
Controversial films for action
Films For Action is hosting a presentation of "Waiting For Superman," an acclaimed and controversial documentary about perceived failures and possible solutions in the public school system.
The screening will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 13 in the Community Room of the Cocoa Beach Public Library, 550 N. Brevard Ave., Cocoa Beach.
Films For Action is a community-powered alternative news center and learning library for people who want to change the world.
For more information, visit www.filmforaction.org.
Jazz, the American art form
Jazz listeners and dancers alike will enjoy a springtime treat when the Swingtime Jazz Band presents "The Only True American Art Form" concert at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday, March 13 and 14, and the popular annual "Spring Fling Ball" at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 15. Both events will be held at the Melbourne Auditorium, 625 E. Hibiscus Ave., Melbourne.
For the Wednesday and Thursday concerts, Swingtime Jazz Band conductor Art Martin will lead the band through a program that features American jazz favorites, such as "It Don't Mean A Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing," "April in Paris," "South Rampart Street Parade," "After the Lights Go Down Low," "The Song Is You" and "In A Mellow tone."
Popular local vocalists Sally Hart and Len Fallen will perform during the concert. Also featured will be clarinetist Charlie Almeida, who will be playing "Flight of the Bumblebee" and "I'm Confessin."
The Friday dance, "Swing Into Spring Ball," will feature a variety of selections spanning swing, waltz, polkas and Latin music, as well as the occasional rock tune.
Sally Hart and Len Fallen again will provide the vocals.
During the dance, the band auxiliary will have a concession table with snacks, soft drinks, bottled water and ice for sale.
Tables can be reserved in advance for groups of six or more by calling the band office at (321) 724-0555.
Those who would like to brush up on their dancing skills can do so from 6-7 p.m., when Laura Beers offers lessons. Cost is $5, payable to the instructor. Visit www.adancersvoice.com or call (321) 751-4766.
More information about these events and about the band is available by visiting www.melbournemunicipalband.org or by calling (321) 724-0555.
Swingtime, part of the Melbourne Municipal Band, is a 20-piece jazz band, playing music from the 1920s to the 1970s. The for-hire band features saxophones, trombones, trumpets, a piano, guitar, bass and trap set, along with two vocalists and a conductor/announcer.
'Pirates of Penzance'
Join the band of swashbuckling buccaneers, bumbling British bobbies and frolicsome Victorian maidens for a rollicking romp over the rocky coast of Cornwall in this exuberant musical theater masterpiece at the King Center for the Performing Arts, 3865 N. Wickham Road, Melbourne.
This New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players production will be at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 14.
Tickets start at $43. There will be no Picnic on the Patio, but Maxwell's will be open.
For tickets or more information, visit www.kingcenter.com or call (321) 242-2219.
Chamber to present 'Casino Night'
The Cocoa Beach Regional Chamber of Commerce is getting ready for the Fourth Annual Mardi Gras Casino Night on Friday, March 15.
The event will be held at Island Lincoln Mercury Jaguar Land Rover, 1850 E. Merritt Island Causeway, Merritt Island, from 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Join in for an evening of playing some of your favorite games: craps, roulette, poker and more. You will receive $100 in chips, hors d'oeuvres, a cash bar by Norman's Raw Bar & Grill, entertainment, silent auction and the chance to win grand prizes.
The funds raised during this event will benefit the chamber, going directly back into the valuable programs and services the chamber provides to partners and the community.
For more information or to provide items, email email@example.com, www.cocoabeachchamber.com or call (321) 459-2220.
24-Hour Art Challenge
"What a Difference a Day Makes: 24-Hour Art Challenge" is a bi-annual fundraiser of the Fifth Avenue Art Gallery in the Eau Gallie Arts District of Melbourne.
The primary focus of the project is about making art and the positive effect it has on the artist, including those with disabilities.
Brandt Ronat & Company has videotaped a portion of each participant's workday and has produced a documentary about the project that will be screened prior to the special reception on Friday, March 15.
The reception will be from 6:30-9 p.m. at the gallery at 1470 Highland Ave., Melbourne.
Cost is $25 per person for the film premiere and gala event. For the film premiere, gala event, one artwork from the exhibit, plus one guest costs $250.
For more information, visit www.fifthavenueartgallery.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (321) 259-8261.
'Writer's Night' presents songwriters
Island Music presents "Writer's Night" Friday, March 15 at 7 p.m. in the Studio Theatre at the King Center for the Performing Arts, 3865 N. Wickham Road, Melbourne.
Featured songwriters include: Sheryl Paige, Austin Church, Jah D, Lathan Hudson, Ashley Breaux, Angelia Bell and more.
Tickets are on sale now. General admission costs $20 (inclusive of ticketing fees). All proceeds go to benefit the Space Coast Cancer Foundation.
Some of the best songwriters of Florida's Space Coast and beyond will be in concert to showcase their tunes and talents in the intimate setting of the Studio Theatre.
Seating is limited.
Single tickets may be purchased by visiting kingcenter.com or by calling the King Center Ticket Office at (321) 242-2219.
Ticket office hours are Monday through Friday, noon - 6 p.m. and Saturday, noon to 4 p.m.
Ticket/hotel packages are available by calling (321) 433-5824.
Elementary school's inaugural 5K Sunset Run/Walk
Partnered with the Melbourne Beach Rotary Club, Gemini Elementary School presents its first 5K run/walk at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, March 16 at 2100 Oak St., Melbourne Beach.
All proceeds will benefit Gemini's technology fund.
All ages are welcome! Age group categories will be from 5 to 55-plus.
To register, visit www.geminiPTO.org/sunset5K.
Race T-shirts are guaranteed for the first 250 participants, and all runners will receive great 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).
Fees are $25 for individuals 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 GeminiJetstars5K@gmail.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.
Warbird airshow advance tickets on sale
The Valiant Air Command will present the 36th annual TICO Warbird Airshow Friday, Saturday and Sunday, March 22, 23 and 24. Advance tickets are now on sale now at www.TicketDerby.com or at the museum's website at www.vacwarbirds.org for electronic ticket or to see ticket sales locations in the area.
The theme this year honors the B-17 Flying Fortress with special appearance of the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds.
There will be aircraft on static display, such as the F-14, ME-208, F-80, F-86 A-6, F-8, A-4, F-9 Panther, Wildcat, MiG-15 and MiG-21, C-123 and many others. Also, flying will be many B-25s, along with vintage warbirds such as the P-51, Corsair, T-6, T-28, T-34, L-39, aerobatic teams and military demonstrations.
In addition to advance tickets, there are a limited number of tickets for other venue options.
There will be a "Beer Garden" on the crowd line, close to all the action; with food, drink and airshow pilots on hand to sign autographs.
There will be limited seating each day, so purchase this special option early! You can visit www.vacwarbirds.org or www.TicketDerby.com to get your advanced tickets and purchase a Beer Garden tickets from your home or office.
Gates open at 8:30 a.m., and the airshow starts around 1 p.m., but there is plenty to do in the morning. There will be a flight line full of warbirids on exhibit, with veteran pilots or aircraft historians standing by to tell you all about them, WWII re-enactors, antique automobiles, vintage armor, games, music, lots of vendors, exhibitors and more.
For more information call (321) 268-1941, or visit www.vacwarbirds.org.
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 email@example.com.
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.
Afternoon in the park
Tickets are now available for the North Brevard Museum's 20th Annual Afternoon in the Park 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 23 at Fox Lake Park, in Titusville.
Admission is free to the bake sale, live music, craft demonstrations, live and silent auctions and the cookbook sale.
Lunch plates of barbecued chicken or pork (w/sides) will be served from noon to 2 p.m. for $10. Lunch tickets are available at the museum (corner of Main Street and Washington Avenue), the Chamber of Commerce, Dusty Rose Antique Mall or at the park.
For more information, call (321) 269-3658.
Ninth annual Zonta Chocolate Festival
New this year at the Zonta Club of Melbourne's annual chocolate festival will be electronic voting for "Brevard's Best Chocolate Fix of 2013," courtesy of the county's Supervisor of Elections Office.
The festival will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 24, at the Eau Gallie Civic Center, 1551 Highland Ave., Melbourne.
The winner will be announced near the end of the event from among at least 10 competitors: Banana Blossom Cakes, Grimaldi Candy and Gifts, Keiser Culinary School, Love Bug's Bakery, Mathers' Cake Shop, Matt's Casbah, Salvation Army/ Pridmore Center, Sam's Club, TooJay's and Yellow Dog Café.
Tickets cost $20 for general admission or $30 including wine and chocolate martinis.
Regular admission includes samples from the competitors and a chocolate buffet, plus non-alcoholic beverages.
Raffle tickets will be sold for dozens of baskets.
Proceeds benefit local scholarships and community service projects and the local and international fight against human trafficking and violence against women.
Zumba, Zumba, Zumba party
Promise in Brevard will present a giant Zumba party 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, March 30 at Rodes Park Community Center, 3410 Flanagan Ave., West Melbourne.
Registration starts at 9:30 a.m. Register in advance at www.promiseinbrevard.com.
There will be raffles, prizes and the return of the Florida Tech Football Team.
Prizes will be awarded to the top five individuals raising the highest amount through pledge contributions for Promise.
The prizes will be:
First prize: $250, courtesy of TD Bank
Second prize: A weekend getaway at Crowne Plaza Melbourne Oceanfront
Third prize: $100 Imperial Salon & Spa gift certificate
Fourth prize: $75 Matt's Casbah gift certificate
Fifth prize: $50 Beef O'Brady's-Midtown gift certificate
Cost is $10 in advance and $15 at the door.
All of the proceeds will benefit Promise.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.