FRIDAY, MARCH 15
Endangered Species Day Youth Art Contest deadline: Elementary, middle and high school teachers are encouraged to have their students participate in the annual Endangered Species Day Youth Art Contest, an integral part of the eighth annual national Endangered Species Day that will be celebrated on May 17.
The youth art contest provides students from kindergarten to high school with an opportunity to learn about threatened and endangered species and express their knowledge and support through artwork.
Young artists, who are homeschooled and participate in youth groups, are also eligible to submit their art.
Entries must be postmarked by March 15.
Winners will be chosen in four categories: K through grade 2, grades 3-5, grades 6-8 and grades 9-12, and will receive plaques and art supply gift packs.
In addition, one grand prize winner will be honored with their name engraved on a special trophy and receive a round-trip flight to Washington, D.C. with one guardian to attend a reception in May. The grand prizewinner will also receive art supplies and a special art lesson (via Skype) from Wyland, the artist.
For more information, including judging criteria and an entry form, visit http://www.endangeredspeciesday.org/.
SATURDAY, MARCH 16
Easter Bunny at the mall: The Easter Bunny is hopping into Melbourne Square Mall for "Breakfast with the Bunny" on Saturday, March 16, and "Caring Bunny" on Sunday, March 24.
Beginning at 8:30 a.m. in the Food Court, Simon Kidgits members can enjoy an "egg-cellent" "Breakfast with the Easter Bunny."
Children can get their photo taken with the bunny and participate in crafts, games, music and more. Guests must RSVP by calling (321) 727-8062.
Not a Kidgits Member? Join today at Guest Services for just $5 for a one-year membership or go to www.simon.com/kidgits.
"Caring Bunny" invites children with special needs and their families to a private photo session with the Easter Bunny from 9-10:30 a.m. in the Police Community Room, located at the mall entrance on the southeast side of the property closest to Macy's.
For children with a variety of special needs, standing in line, bright flashes, crowds and sounds can create major disturbances and distractions. The event will be held prior to mall opening, so that accommodations can be made to support the sensory, physical and other developmental needs of all guests.
Event attendees will receive a light breakfast and can participate in fun crafts and activities sponsored by Play Plus Kids.
For more details about Play Plus Kids, visit www.playpluskids.com.
To attend this event, RSVP to the mall's Facebook page at facebook.com/MelbourneSquareMall.
"Breakfast with the Bunny" will be Saturday, March 16 at 8:30 a.m. in the Food Court.
"Caring Bunny" will be Sunday, March 24 from 9-10:30 a.m. in the Police Community Room
Both events will be at Melbourne Square Mall, 1700 W. New Haven Ave., Melbourne.
For more information, call (321) 727-8062.
'Walk MS:' "Walk MS" is a simple, but incredibly powerful way to share in the hope for the future.
Join in for the Brevard MS Walk, March 16 at The Church at Viera, starting at 9 a.m.
Walk MS is a time and a place to stand together and to be together, to help raise critical funds that support cutting edge research, drive change through advocacy, facilitate professional education and provide programs and services to help people with MS move their lives forward.
Join the Walk MS Movement. Register today.
Be there. Because every movement you make and every dollar you raise supports the mission to create a world free of MS.
Sign-up today for the walk at www.walkms.org.
Guarding ad Litem training: Would you be willing to give an abused, abandoned or neglected child eight to 10 hours a month of your time if you thought it would change their life? Well it can.
Become a Guardian ad Litem. No legal or social service experience is needed, just a little time and a lot of common sense. Wonder how?
Join in for training at 9 a.m. Saturday, March 16 at the Moore Justice Center in Viera.
Regardless if you are married, single, work full time or spend summers in the north, become the voice of a child.
For more information, call (321) 690-6823 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
New quilters group to meet: Coastal Quilters, the newest area quilt guild, meets Saturday, March 16, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Suntree Public Library, on Jordan Blass Road (off Wickham), in Suntree.
The morning program will be about setting up sewing studios; and the afternoon workshop will be about little quilts to be donated to National Quilt Association's auction for the Grant Program. Bring your lunch.
For more information, visit www.eduquilters.org.
Women's rowing: Seventh-year head coach Adam Thorstad and the Florida Tech women's rowing team welcomed in the 2013 season with the Keuper Cup on Saturday, March 9 at Canal 54 in Fellsmere. The race was the first of three at home; all are in the month of March.
In their season opener on March 9, the Panthers raced against NCAA Division I Jacksonville.
FIT will return to the canal the following two weekends for the Governor's Cup on Saturday, March 16 and the DII Duals on Saturday, March 23.
Division I Columbia and Sunshine State Conference counterpart Barry will also compete in the Governor's Cup in the middle of March.
Barry will return to Fellsmere once more for the duals along with fellow SSC member Nova Southeastern and Central Oklahoma.
The month of April will begin the championship portion of the schedule.
On April 5-6, the Panthers will compete at the Florida Intercollegiate Rowing Association Championships in Sarasota. Two weeks later, on April 20-21, they will take part in the Southern Intercollegiate Rowing Association Championships in Oak Ridge, Tenn. FIT will then travel back to Sarasota for the SSC Championships on April 26.
After participating in the 75th annual Aberdeen Dad Vail Regatta on the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia, qualifying teams will move on to the NCAA Division II Championships May 31-June 2 at Eagle Creek Park in Indianapolis.
For more information and the 2013 schedule, visit http://www.floridatechsports.com/wrowing/schedule or call (321) 674-8250.
'Just Between Us:' Barnes & Noble will present "Just Between Us: A Parent and Daughter Event" at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 16 at 1955 W. New Haven Ave., West Melbourne.
This event is based on the "care and keeping of you" for girls, age 8-12.
RSVP is required at email@example.com or call (321) 726-8817.
Brevard Zoo hosts Eco-Friendly Fair Day: Brevard Zoo will host its annual Eco-Friendly Fair Day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 16.
This annual event gives visitors to the zoo the opportunity to become more aware of important wildlife and environmental conservation efforts in a fun way.
The event features music, outdoor activities for kids, interactive displays, crafts and giveaways. The event is free with zoo admission.
Highlights of the day will include:
Zookeepers Rob and Jonny will read stories to the children, coordinate games and lead kids on a Conservation Litter Walk.
Live Blue, a partnership among nonprofit organizations, local governments, businesses, educational institutions and residents, who are committed to reducing the pollutant load in nationally acclaimed bodies of water, including the Indian River Lagoon, St. Johns River and the many tributaries that flow to them.
Brevard Zoo's local conservation projects, including oyster reef restoration and Quarters for Conservation, will be showcased.
Community organizations will provide information to guests about ways to support energy and wildlife conservation.
Organizations participating in the Eco-Friendly Fair Day include Hubbs-Seaworld Research Institute, Brevard County Natural Resource Management Office, Florida Tech Environmental Club, Marine Resources Council, Brevard County Solid Waste Department, Sunseed Co-op, Brevard County Environmentally Endangered Lands Program, Brevard County Extension Master Gardeners, Surfrider Foundation, City of Melbourne's ECO Division, Healthy Planet of Brevard, Sea Turtle Preservation Society and Brevard County Farmer's Market.
For more information about the event, visit www.BrevardZoo.org.
St. Patrick's Day parade: The 23rd St. Patrick's Day Parade will take place on New Haven Avenue in Melbourne at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 16.
The parade is sponsored by Meg O'Malley's restaurant and the Ancient Order of Hibernians.
The parade theme will be "The Gathering Starts Here."
For more information, contact Ed Reilly at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (321) 723-1262 or (321) 961-0914.
Playalinda district interpretive programs:
Saturday, March 16, 11 a.m.: Fishing 101: Join a ranger for a fun day of fishing. Learn about Mosquito Lagoon and why it is such a unique estuary. Meet at the Eddy Creek Dock; Don't forget a hat, sunscreen and water. There are a limited amount of fishing rods. (one hour)
Sunday, March 17, 1 p.m.: Seminole rest walk: Join a Ranger, as you walk the trail at historic Seminole Rest and learn about the colorful history of this area. You will learn the history, both archaic and modern as it pertains to the significance of this site. This is an easy walk, ending with a visit to the historic house. Meet at parking area. (45 minutes)
Seminole Rest is located in the town of Oak Hill. Follow U.S. Highway 1 north to the city of Oak Hill and turn right on Halifax Road, go about one mile, and Seminole Rest parking lot will be on your right hand side. U.S. Highway 1, south to the city of Oak Hill, and turn left on Halifax Road, go about one mile, and Seminole Rest parking lot will be on the right hand side of the road.
The Canaveral National Seashore Headquarters is at 212 S. Washington Ave., Titusville.
For more information, call (321) 267-1110 or visit www.nps.gov.
Book and author luncheon: New York Times Bestselling Author C.J. Box will appear at the Friends of the Cocoa Beach Library Annual Book and Author Luncheon on Saturday, March 16, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., at the International Palms Resort in Cocoa Beach (formerly the Holiday Inn of Cocoa Beach), 1300 N. Atlantic Ave., Cocoa Beach.
Copies of Mr. Box's new novel, "Breaking Point," will be available for sale and signing at the event.
Author C.J. Box will speak and sign copies of his new book and will introduce his newest novel, the latest in his popular Joe Pickett series, which features a down-to-earth Wyoming game warden who continually faces down hazardous situations with independent thought, careful action and a sincere desire to do right.
"Breaking Point" is the 13th volume in the series, but Mr. Box has also impressed readers and critics with his stand-alone novels: "Blue Heaven," "Three Weeks to Say Goodbye" and "Back of Beyond."
His writing has won him the Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Novel ("Blue Heaven" 2009), as well as the Anthony Award, Prix Calibre 38 (France), the Macavity Award, the Gumshoe Award, the Barry Award and the 2010 Mountains & Plains Independent Booksellers Association Award for fiction.
His novels have been translated into 25 languages, and "Open Season," "Blue Heaven" and "Nowhere To Run" have been optioned for film.
In 2008, Box was awarded the "BIG WYO" Award from the state tourism industry. He served on the board of directors for the Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo.
Mr. Box is a Wyoming native and has worked as a ranch hand, surveyor, fishing guide, a small-town newspaper reporter and editor, and he co-owns an international tourism marketing firm with his wife, Laurie.
The Annual Book and Author Luncheon is a much-anticipated event and a rare chance for local residents to meet nationally and internationally recognized writers.
Tickets for the event are $20 per person and must be purchased in advance. They are available at the Cocoa Beach Library. Copies of the new novel, "Breaking Point," will be available for sale and signing at the event for $26.95.
A portion of the proceeds for sales at the luncheon is donated to the library.
For more information, call (321) 868-1104.
Tykes Spring Olympics: Youth will participate in a variety of fun Olympic-style events at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 16 at the DRS Gymnasium, 1089 S. Patrick Drive, Satellite Beach.
The program promotes fitness and choosing a healthy lifestyle at any age.
Cost per entry is $5, and registration should be accomplished at the center by Friday, March 15.
For more information, call (321) 773-6458.
Beachside events: The Satellite Beach Recreation Department will sponsor the following events in March:
Saturday, March 16: Tykes Spring Olympics, 1 p.m.
Saturday, March 23: "Picnic in the Park," "Movie after Dark:" Call for times and locations
Thursday, March 28: Flashlight egg hunt: 8:45 p.m.
Saturday, March 30: Breakfast with the Easter Bunny, 10 a.m.
The recreation department is at 1089 S. Patrick Drive, Satellite Beach.
For more information and event locations, visit www.satellitebeachrecreation.org or call (321) 773-6458.
Hula recital in Melbourne: There are three schools of hula in Melbourne. The largest, Halau Hula O'Lewa Kapakai (Space Coast Hula School), is holding its annual recital at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 16.
Along with the 26 dancers from the halau, 10 of which have met strict criteria for research and performance and will be graduating the other two schools of hula (halaus), have also been invited. They will each be performing a hula for our guests.
The Hawaiian band will be accompanying several dances and entertaining during this event.
The event will also feature visiting Hawaiian dignitaries from Orlando, the Kupana Host Panel, who will be judging the performers and offering valuable feedback to the students.
Additionally, representatives from Central Florida's Hawaiian Council, a recently established branch of the main council in Washington, D.C. are expected to attend.
The event will be held in the Front Street Civic Center, 2205 S. Front St., Melbourne.
A Hawaiian meal will be served after the event.
Tickets are going fast.
For more information contact the Kumu (leader) Hilary Silva at (321) 953-2000, (321) 794-4852 or www.spacecoasthulaschool.com.
Thank you - Mahalo nui loa.
Cruise raffle for a good cause: Hope Ministries was launched in 1994 to help the local church by assisting them with pastoral Biblical counseling and meet the need for addiction recovery counseling, education and counselor training. Offered are Christian 12-step and other Christian support groups. The mission is to "help hearts heal."
Ticket's are on sale now for a cruise raffle. Get your tickets and enter to win a three- or four-night cruise for two people aboard the Royal Caribbean Cruise Line.
This cruise can be taken any time of the year. There are no blackout dates. These tickets are upgradeable. You do not need to be present to win.
The drawing will be held Saturday, March 16 at the 6 p.m. Hope Ministries Third Annual Dinner and Auction, being held at the Melbourne Auditorium.
Contact Hope Ministries and/or Gadabout Travel for details or to order at (321) 676-5588 or (321) 253-3674
All proceeds go to benefit Hope Ministries.
SUNDAY, MARCH 17
'The Plants That Built Florida:' The story of Wild Florida being told at Brevard Zoo this spring has taken on new dimensions since Professor Wormwood's Pioneer Garden opened March 1, featuring "The Plants That Built Florida."
This exhibit is being featured as part of the "Art of Sand, Wild Florida: Past, Present and Future" exhibit and will showcase that even plants were part of the unprecedented intermingling of old world and new. The exhibit is made possible thanks to the support of Rockledge Gardens.
Five hundred years ago, when the first Spanish ships reached the shores of Florida, one of the great exchanges of human history began. Not only did Europeans and Native Americans meet for the first time, but plant species mixed and mingled, as well. Some of the plants in the exhibit include:
Bald cyprus: Its use, as dugout canoes, made this one of the most important plants. Early Indian groups from Timucua, Seminole and Mikosukee used cypress wood for fibers, houses, cooking tools, toys, drums, ox bows and coffins.
Spanish moss: One legend tells of the Spanish explorer, Gorez Goz, a bearded ruffian, who traded goods for a beautiful Indian maiden. The sight of the Spaniard frightened the girl and she ran away. Gorez chased her, climbing after her to the top of a tree. The maiden escaped, but Gorez's beard became entangled in the tree branches. There he died, but we can still see his "gray beard" hanging on the tree.
Muscadine grape: One of the first native plants to be successfully cultivated by the Europeans, these grapes were being made into wine by the French settlers at Fort Caroline as early as 1594.
For more information about Brevard Zoo or "Art of Sand, Wild Florida: Past, Present and Future," visit BrevardZoo.org or Facebook.com/pages/Brevard-Zoo/46784544215.
MONDAY, MARCH 18
Playing tennis for fun: Women tennis players are being sought for play at the Satellite Beach Tennis Courts on Mondays and Wednesdays mornings from 8-10 a.m.
Non-residents are welcome, as well.
Call the recreation center at (321) 773-6458 or Lori at the courts at (321) 777-4525.
Circuit training style class at the park: At 9 a.m. every Monday and Friday morning a new revolution is taking place.
Body Revolution, offered by Cassandra Wyzik, owner of Fit With Cassandra, is a new circuit training style class that places emphasis on using bodyweight, functional movements and fun fitness challenges to get participants sweating.
The class is being held at the gazebo near the entrance to Gleason Park in Indian Harbour Beach.
Cost is $6 per class or $40 per month, and classes last one hour each.
Bodyweight training was recently named the No. 1 fitness trend by the American College of Sports Medicine for 2012.
Participants can expect to see some equipment present at Body Revolution, namely fun noodles, hula hoops, cones, resistance bands, bean bag, free weights and more.
Those interested in signing up for Body Revolution should email email@example.com. Space is limited.
Embroiderers Guild monthly meeting: The Embroiderers' Guild of America Inc., is open to anyone interested in the textile arts.
The Indian River Chapter, established in 1977, has nearly 70 members who live from Mims to Vero Beach.
The next meeting will be Monday, March 18 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at the Front Street Civic Center, 2205 S. Front St., Melbourne.
The program will be a presentation by representatives of the Space Coast Doll Artists.
Talking seniors to meet: Senior Talkers, a discussion and social group for seniors, meets regularly the third Monday each month, unless there is a scheduling conflict.
The next meeting will be Monday, March 18 at 11:30 a.m. in the Social Hall of Temple Israel, 7350 Lake Andrews Drive, Viera.
Attendees should bring a "brown bag" lunch; dessert and beverages are supplied.
Lunch and socializing time is followed at noon by an hour of open discussions on various current and other topics of controversial nature, giving stimulation to keep our minds alert.
Different moderators lead the discussions each month.
Meetings are open to all, and all are welcome.
For more information, call (321) 254-5143.
Veteran's benefits: The Satellite Beach Public Library, 751 Jamaica Blvd., Satellite Beach, will feature "VA Benefits You May Not Know About" at 2 p.m. Monday, March 18, presented by the law office of Amy B. Jackson.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (321) 345-5945 for more information.
Nurses to meet: The Space Coast Faith Community Nurses Network Meeting will be held Monday, March 18, at 6 p.m. at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church (Lewis Hall), 1830 S. Babcock St., Melbourne.
The church phone is (321) 723-5272; ask for Carolyn Wilt, RN).
All nurses are welcome who are, or may be, interested in providing health ministry in their faith communities across Brevard and neighboring counties.
They share their experiences, offer support and provide educational opportunities.
Contact Marie Hunsaker at (321) 362-0580 for more information.
Power squadron meeting: General meetings of the Banana River Sail and Power Squadron are held at 6:30 p.m. every third Monday of the month, except for December at Memaw's Barbecue, 600 E. Eau Gallie Blvd., Indian Harbour Beach.
For more information, visit www.brsps.org or call (321) 220-7776.
TUESDAY, MARCH 19
Meetings and teas: The Brevard Chapter of Hadassah will hold a general meeting on Tuesday, March 19 at 10 a.m. at the Eau Gallie Library, 1521 Pineapple Ave., Melbourne.
Dr. Steven Podnos will present a program entitled, "Rules For Financial Success," which will be directed toward women and their needs.
The meeting is open to the public, and refreshments will be served.
On Sunday March 21, Hadassah will hold a "Chai Tea" at the home of one of our members.
For your donation of $10, you will be treated to an array of food and fun.
Call Arline at (321) 914-3392 for more information.
Also, call Arline if you would like to take a trip to the Seminole Casino at Coconut Creek on Tuesday, May 21. A $40 cost includes motor coach transportation, $30 in slot machine money, lunch and movie, both to and from the casino.
Gardeners to meet: The Beach Gardeners of Melbourne Beach will be meeting on Tuesday, March 19 at 6:30 p.m. at the Melbourne Beach Community Center, 509 Ocean Ave., Melbourne Beach.
The speaker for this meeting will be an Ikebana Society instructor, presenting "Ikebana for the Beginner."
Refreshments will be served. New members and guests are welcome.
For more information, call (321) 723-4180.
Application fee payment window opens: The School Board of Brevard County approved a $30 nonrefundable application fee that applies to all new and returning students making a "choice" to attend a choice school or choice program that is not available at their zoned school of attendance.
The application fee must be paid online for each application submitted to the following:
Choice Schools (excludes magnet schools)
Choice Programs (excludes students zoned for the school)
International Baccalaureate (Including MYP)
AICE (Including Pre AICE)
CTE Choice Programs (list available on district's website)
Stone Science and technology
AP Pirates Academy
An online payment processing system has been developed and is available to parents on the Brevard Public Schools website and the School Choice departmental website.
Specified timelines for application payments are as follows:
For returning choice school/program students (excludes students zoned for the school), payment must be made online by March 21.
For new applications to choice schools and specified choice programs, payment must be made online by March 21.
For new applications submitted after March 1, 2013 for choice programs with available seats, payment must be made online at the time the application is submitted to the school. If payment is not received during the specified timeframe, the student will not receive a notification/commitment letter.
For more information and details, visit the district's website at www.brevardschools.org.
For more information, contact the Office of School Choice at (321) 633-1000, Ext. 395.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20
Lunch with the league of women voters: The League of Women Voters of the Space Coast will hold a "Timely Topics" luncheon on Wednesday, March 20.
Guest speakers will be Blaise Trettis, the recently elected public defender for the 18th Judicial Circuit for Brevard and Seminole counties, and Robert Wayne Holmes, who has been an assistant state attorney for the State Attorney's Office of the 18th Judicial Circuit for Brevard and Seminole counties since 1979.
Each will speak on their experiences and perspectives regarding the issue of "Crime and Mental Health."
The event will be held at 11:30 a.m. at Tuscany Grill, 7640 N. Wickham Road, Suntree.
The cost is $20 per person, and the public is invited.
For reservations and entree selection, contact Doreen Archer at (321) 622-4071 by March 17.
THURSDAY, MARCH 21
Free seminar: "Guardianships" will be presented 6-8 p.m. Thursday, March 21 at the Harry T. & Harriette V. Moore Justice Center, Jury Assembly Room, 2825 Judge Fran Jamieson Way, Viera.
Pre-registration is required at www.spacecoastcommunitylawschool.com, www.sccls.com or by calling (321) 269-6733.
Black tie gala event tickets and sponsorship: The Health First Foundation is hosting an elegant evening of food, drinks, live music and dancing around the theme of "Come Away ... Bali Ha'i."
Health First's 31st Annual Benefit Ball is scheduled for Saturday, April 13, from 6:30 p.m. to midnight at Florida Institute of Technology's Clemente Center in Melbourne,
Proceeds from this year's black-tie gala event will benefit Hospice of Health First, the only joint commission-accredited hospice in Brevard County.
Susan Vallette, of Indialantic, will serve as ball committee chairwoman. Mrs. Vallette is the wife of Dr. Julio Vallette, medical director of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Health First Holmes Regional Medical Center. She and a committee of 15 volunteers are planning the gala fundraising event.
Rob Peters, CEO and owner of American Business Interiors, is serving as chair of this year's 15-member ball underwriting committee. Benefit ball sponsorship opportunities begin at $1,000, and all sponsors will receive an invitation to a special sponsor party being held on March 21at the waterfront home of Dr. Steven and Valerie Karas.
Tickets for this year's benefit ball are $250 per person.
For sponsorship or ticket information, call the Health First Foundation at (321) 434-7353 or visit www.Health-First.org/Foundation.
Senior Living Options Day: One Senior Place in Melbourne will present the Seventh Annual Senior Living Options Day noon to 5 p.m. Friday, March 22 at 8085 Spyglass Hill Road, Viera.
This will be an educational event with a flat screen television grand prize.
For more information, visit www.oneseniorplace.com or call (321) 751-6771.
Gator Club scholarships: Brevard County students, who will be attending the University of Florida as undergraduates this summer or fall, are invited to apply for scholarships given out by the Space Coast Gator Club.
The club also raises funds for its scholarship programs through events, such as the upcoming golf tournament on April 20 at Turtle Creek Golf Club and the annual "Gator Gathering," where the scholarships are awarded to Brevard County students.
All students who attend a Brevard County high school are eligible to apply.
Scholarship applications are available in the guidance offices of all public and private high schools and are available online at www.spacecoastgatorclub.com.
Scholarship applications must be postmarked or received by Friday, March 22 to be eligible.
Completed applications can be mailed in or emailed to email@example.com.
For more information about applying for a scholarship or to make a donation to the club's scholarship fund, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pilot Club bunco party scheduled: The Pilot Club of South Brevard will sponsor a charity bunco party on Saturday, March 23 from 1-4 p.m. at The Fountains of Melbourne, 4451 Stack Blvd., Melbourne.
For more information, email email@example.com or call (321) 752-5630.
Picnic in the Park, Movie after Dark: Join in for an afternoon of food and fun for all ages, followed by an evening outdoor movie.
It all begins at 4 p.m. Saturday, March 23 at the Satellite Beach Sports and Recreation Park, Satellite Beach Library, 751 Jamaica Blvd., Satellite Beach, where you can kick back, enjoy food, live music and entertainment with your family, friends and neighbors.
Afterward, relax on your blanket or chairs for a movie in the park.
Advanced tickets for this event will be sold at the Satellite Beach Recreation Department, 1089 S. Patrick Drive, Satellite Beach, and will cost: $5 for adults, $3 for children and kids younger than 3 free.
For more information, call (321) 773-6458.
Spring break camps-south: Brevard County Parks and Recreation, South Area, is offering spring break camps at five locations in Southern Brevard for children currently in kindergarten through sixth grade. The camps will be held March 25-29. Registration is now open.
Camps will be offered at the following locations: Viera Regional Community Center, 2300 Judge Fran Jamieson Way, Viera, (321) 433-4891; Rodes Park Community Center, 3410 Flanagan Ave., West Melbourne, (321) 952-3215; Ted Whitlock Community Center, 1951 Malabar Road N.W., Palm Bay, (321) 952-3231; South Mainland Community Center, 3700 Allen Ave., Micco, (772) 663-8748; and South Beach Community Center, 501 Old Florida Trail, Melbourne Beach, (321) 952-3210.
Camp hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The fee is $60 per child for the week or $20 per day. Before care (7-9 a.m.) and after care (4-6 p.m.) are available for an additional fee. Pre-registration is recommended by March 21, as minimum enrollments are required for each camp to be held.
For camp information or to register, call or visit each camp location.
Camp calendars and registration forms are available online at www.brevardcounty.us/ParksSouth.
For more information, call the South Area Parks and Recreation Office at (321) 255-4400.
Fishing workshop: Anglers for Conservation will entertain and educate veterans on the values and techniques of fishing along Florida's Indian River Lagoon coast, while raising funds for and awareness of the AFC's Hook Kids on Fishing Programs.
The event will be 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 27 on the west shore of the Indian River Lagoon, just north of the Pineda Causeway, Melbourne.
Registration is required.
To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteers are needed, and sponsorships are available.
For more information, contact RodneySmith at email@example.com. or call (321) 750-3374.
Adult programs at library: The West Melbourne Public Library will present the following programs in March:
March 27: Life and Death at Windover: Dr. Rachel K. Wentz will discuss her latest book, which examines the discovery, excavations and analyses of one of the most important archaeological sites in the world, Windover, in Brevard County.
This free program will be on Wednesday, March 27 at 6:30 p.m. at the West Melbourne Public Library, 2755 Wingate Blvd., West Melbourne.
Call (321) 952-4508 for more information.
Flashlight egg hunt: Children in first- through sixth-grades hunt unassisted at this nighttime event. Bags will be provided for your eggs, but bring your own flashlight.
Arrive at DeSoto Soccer Field by 8:45 p.m. Thursday, March 28. The hunt begins at 9 p.m.
Cost is $7 per child. Purchase tickets by March 27 at the DRS Community Center, 1089 S. Patrick Drive, Satellite Beach.
For more information, call (321) 773-6458.
Fair and springtacular: A Crafts Fair and Kid's Springtacular will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 30, at the Viera Regional Community Center.
Admission is free for the crafts fair. The Kid's Springtacular is $2 per child, and free for adults accompanying children. The event includes take-home crafts, games, bouncy houses, snow cones, cotton candy, popcorn and an egg hunt at 11 a.m.
The Crafts Fair and Kid's Springtacular are sponsored by Brevard County Parks and Recreation.
Crafters can obtain applications at the Viera Regional Community Center, 2300 Judge Fran Jamieson Way, Viera. Vendor spaces, 8 foot-by-8 foot, cost $31.80 and include a 5-foot table. All spaces are indoors, and payment must be received by Wednesday, March 27.
For more information, call (321) 433-4891.
'Survivor on Egg Island:' On Saturday, March 30 at 10 a.m. in the morning, the public is invited to participate in the "best darn egg hunt in the Eau Gallie community," and it is free. It is open for toddlers to sixth-grade children.
"Survivor on Egg Island" is more than an egg hunt. It is an obstacle course, with an egg hunt and then a raffle with tickets hidden in special eggs.
It's not just a mad dash for candy, but a race of skill and determination for all of the kids in the neighborhood.
Teams will be formed by grades K through fifth grade.
There is an egg hunt held in a separate area of the park for toddlers and preschool children.
Hot dogs, chips and drinks are served for the whole family.
If you have any questions, call Elizabeth Murray at (321) 777-0168 or (321) 254-3365.
For an area map, go to www.stjohnsmlb.org
Breakfast with the Easter Bunny: Youth, from infants through first grade, will enjoy doghnuts and juice, hunt for eggs and watch the Easter Bunny arrive on the fire truck.
The event will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 30 at Pelican Beach Park, 1525 Highway A1A, Satellite Beach.
Cost is $7 per child. Purchase tickets in advance at the DRS Community Center, 1089 S. Patrick Drive, Satellite Beach.
Don't wait, this event sells out!
For more information, call (321) 773-6458.
Viera's 'Spring Fling:' The "Spring Fling," formerly the "Spring Bunny Hop," will be 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 30 at the Space Coast Stadium
Spring has arrived with fun for everyone. Head out to the stadium and hunt for prizes in thousands of prize and candy filled eggs, enjoy delicious food, games for all ages and laugh with the biggest parent egg hunt ever!
Egg hunts will be separated by age group, along with age-appropriate prizes and candy.
More details can be found at Facebook.com/VieraFlorida.