FRIDAY, MARCH 22
Rummage and bake sale: The Indian River City United Methodist Church is holding a rummage and bake sale from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, March 22.
The church is located at 1355 Cheney Highway, Titusville.
This event is sponsored by the United Methodist Women's group.
For more information, call (321) 267-7922.
Wife of WWII pilot, co-pilot coming to airshow: Mrs. Robert Morgan, the wife of famous WWII pilot Robert Morgan, will be at the Tico Warbird Airshow on March 22, 23 and 24 March and will be available for autographs and pictures.
Robert Morgan and his crew of the B-17 "Memphis Belle" were the first to complete the nearly impossible 25-mission requirement and allowed to return home with their aircraft. This was accomplished during a period when the life expectancy of new bomber crews in the 8th Air Force was only about eight missions.
Dick Cole, famed co-pilot of Jimmy Doolittle on the No. 1 B-25 off the USS Hornet on April 18, 1942, is returning to the Tico Warbird Airshow this year. Find out all about the "Doolittle Raiders" first hand from one of the few surviving members of that heroic mission to bomb Japan, just some four months after the attack on Pearl Harbor.
Come out and pay your respects to Mr. Morgan and Dick Cole.
Housing for seniors, caregivers: One Senior Place in Viera will navigate the maze of Brevard housing alternatives during its annual Senior Living Options Day on Friday, March 22 from noon to 5 p.m.
Attendees to the free event at 8085 Spyglass Hill Road in Viera can win door prizes and enjoy samples of culinary treats by several senior community top chefs during the Celebrity Chef Competition.
The first 100 people will be issued grand prize tickets for a chance to win a 47-inch flat screen television. The winning ticket holder must be present to win.
The educational event will explore available housing options and local resources, providing tips and strategies for both seniors and senior caregivers.
For information or more details, call (321) 751-6771 or visit the One Senior Place events calendar at www.OneSeniorPlace.com.
Chili volunteers, vendors needed: The city of Cocoa and the Historic Cocoa Village Association will present the Fourth Annual Cocoa Village Chili Cook-off on Saturday, March 30, from 4-7 p.m. at Riverfront Park in downtown Cocoa Village.
There is no cost to register; you just need to provide the chili to sample to attendees.
Vendors are still being accepted for this event. This is an opportunity to promote your organization.
Register online at www.cocoafl.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org for an application.
Admission is $5 to sample as much chili as you want and to vote for your favorite chili as Best Chili in the Village.
The Acetones will be playing live on the main stage, and there will be a kid's activity area.
For more information, contact Leisure Services at (321) 639-3500, visit www.cocoafl.org or visit the Facebook page, City of Cocoa Government.
SATURDAY, MARCH 23
Spring community free day: The Brevard Museum of History and Natural Science, 2201 Michigan Ave., Cocoa, is offering a community free day, with free admission to the museum 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 23.
Fashion of the Museum will be on display.
For more information, call (321) 632-1830.
Spring Carnival: Travis Park in Cocoa will host a free Spring Carnival from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 23.
Travis Park is at 790 Barton Blvd., in Cocoa.
This community event will feature games, face painting, prizes, snow cones, cotton candy and a dunking booth.
For more information, call (321) 633-1871.
SHINE presentation: "Medicare 101" will be presented by Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders area coordinator Lynne Meagher at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 23 at the Cocoa Beach Public Library, 550 N. Brevard Ave., Cocoa Beach.
For more information, call (321) 868-1104.
Purina's adopt-a-thon for pets: The Central Brevard Humane Society will be at the Walmart Supercenter, 2700 Clearlake Road, Cocoa, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 23.
The event will showcase some of the society's shelter dogs for adoption.
For more information, call (321) 636-3343.
'Pretty Woman - Diamonds are Forever' fashion show: The Pilot Club of Titusville will host a fashion show on Saturday, March 23, from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at La Cita Country Club in Titusville.
This year's theme is "Pretty Woman - Diamonds are Forever."
Fashions, by Dillard's, Merritt Square Mall, will be showcased by models, handpicked from the North Brevard community.
Candi Neuweiler, owner of Merle Norman & Boutique, will once again emcee the event and provide accessories from her boutique.
Lily Renzetti, president of Pilot Club of Titusville, along with the entire club members have begun fundraising efforts toward a $16,000 goal.
Proceeds will benefit The Children's Center and North Brevard Charities Sharing Center.
Tickets to the event cost $35 per person and include lunch. Sponsorship opportunities begin at $125 for the "Tres Chic level" and go up to the $1,000 "James Bond level."
For sponsorship, tickets and event information, contact Evelyn Taylor at (321) 543-9637 or Katherine Musick at (321) 480-8594.
For more information about Pilot Club of Titusville visit www.nbbd.com/npr/pilot.
'Saving the Wild:' Seasoned travelers and hardworking animal preservationists Morgan and Zach Cooney will share their story of a South African adventure, where they protected rhinos from poachers.
They will also delve into the details of the poaching epidemic and what can be done to stop it.
The event will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 23 at the Cocoa Beach Public Library, 550 N. Brevard Ave., Cocoa Beach.
For more information, visit www.cocoabeachpubliclibrary.org or call (321) 868-1104.
Ice Age megafauna to ancient peoples: Mastodons and giant ground sloths once called Pine Island home.
See a presentation about the megafauna and walk to the Indian burial mound to discuss the people who lived there 3-4 p.m. Saturday, March 23 at Sams House at Pine Island is at 6195 N. Tropical Trail, Merritt Island.
For more information, visit www.facebook.com/samshousepineisland, www.eelbrevard.com or call (321) 449-4720.
Annual debutante ball scheduled: The 2013 debutantes, sponsored by the Brevard County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., have been announced.
This year's debutantes are Janay Bend, Jada Britt, Briana Collins, J'La Jackson, Aliyah Jenkins, Taliah Jordan, Victoria Portier and Jayla Reeves.
The ball's theme will be "Elegant Expectations: Visions of the Future."
Each year one participant is named "Miss Debutante," with a first and second runner up.
The ball is a gala affair that allows Delta to continue to support higher education through the awarding of scholarships to eligible youth in Brevard County and also to continue to support other worthwhile projects - locally and nationally.
The debutantes were selected based on their laudable character, academic achievement and their desire to succeed in life. In addition, they maintain values that are analogous to the ideals of Delta and have demonstrated an active interest in public service and community related activities.
The festive season concludes with the ball and dinner on Saturday, March 23 at the Radisson Resort at the Port, 8701 Astronaut Blvd., Cape Canaveral at 6 p.m. The Reflections Band will provide musical entertainment.
Tickets cost $35 per adult and $20 per child younger than 10 and may be obtained from any member of the sorority.
Additional information may be obtained by calling (321) 632-9578 or (321) 225-4832.
SUNDAY, MARCH 24
Volunteers needed for butterfly survey: Participants will view a photo presentation on butterflies then assist refuge staff and volunteers on a butterfly survey.
The data is collected for the Florida Butterfly Monitoring Network project of the University of Florida. No butterfly identification experience is necessary.
Please meet at the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center on Sunday, March 24 at noon.
Bring insect/sun protection and drinking water.
Wearing long sleeves, closed hiking boots or shoes and long pants are recommended.
Call (321) 861-5601 to make reservations.
The Visitor Center is located on S.R. 402, five miles east of U.S. Highway 1 in Titusville.
Horseback trail rides: Pine Island Conservation Area Horseback Trail rides will be offered on the following Sunday afternoons at the Pine Island Conservation Area in North Merritt Island: March 24; April 14, 21 and 28.
Reservations and prepayment are required and can be arranged through Donna Hakanson, owner and operator of Desert Acres Stables at (321) 759-1605.
The one-and-a-half-hour rides cost $50. Long pants and close-toed shoes are recommended.
The Pine Island Conservation Area is owned and managed by the Brevard County Environmentally Endangered Lands Program. The 1,000-acre site is located at 2100 Pine Island Road, Merritt Island.
For more information, call (321) 449-4720.
Youth clubs seek new members: The Brevard County Extension Service is looking to recruit new members for two of its clubs - the horse and cooking club, both of which meet in Cocoa.
4-H is a life skills development program that teaches youth how citizenship, teamwork and leadership skills. Youth learn about a particular project area (horses, cooking), while participating in educational activities and recreation related to that topic. 4-H allows youth opportunities to not only learn but also exhibit and compete in many areas.
For more information, call Vanessa Spero-Swingle at (321) 633-1702, Ext. 231, or email Vspero@ufl.edu.
For more information or to register, call (321) 633-1702 or visit http://brevard.ifas.ufl.edu.
MONDAY, MARCH 25
Spring day camps-north: Brevard County Parks and Recreation's North Area Parks Operations is offering spring break day camp for children in the Titusville area entering first grade through eighth grade from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. starting Monday, March 25 through Friday, March 29.
Register for spring break camp at Sandrift Community Center, 585 N. Singleton Ave., Titusville.
The weekly fee is $60 per child, with reductions for additional children in the same family. Camp requires a minimum of 12 participants. A daily rate of $20 is available when the child is attending three or fewer days during the week.
Extended care is available from 6:30-9 a.m. and from 4-5:45 p.m. The fee for early or late care is $15 per week, or $7 per day; for early and late care, the fee is $30 per week or $12 per day. Late pickup fee (15 minutes after conclusion of program) is $20 per child/per occasion. Fees are due at the time of registration or on the first day a child attends.
Additional information about these activities can be obtained by calling Jann Faiga (Sandrift) at (321) 264-5037.
Softball derby registration: A softball home run derby, sponsored by the Brevard County Parks and Recreation Department, North Area, will be held on Wednesday, March 27, at Chain of Lakes, 2300 Truman Scarborough Way, Titusville.
The event will begin at 6:30 p.m., with check-in starting at 6 p.m. The fee is $10 per person and is for ages 16 and up.
Participants can register at the North Area Parks Operations office from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Deadline for registration is Monday, March 25.
Call Mike Herman at (321) 264-5105 to register and for information on this and other athletic activities in North Brevard.
Spring break camps-central: Brevard County Parks and Recreation, Central Area, is offering spring break camps at three locations in Central 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: Travis Park Community Center, 2001 Michigan Ave., Cocoa; McLarty Park Community Center, 790 Barton Blvd., Rockledge; and Kiwanis Island Community Center, 951 Kiwanis Island Park Road, Merritt Island.
Camp hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The fee is $60 per child or $20 per day. For an additional fee, before care starting at 7 a.m. and after care until 6 p.m. is available at all locations.
Pre-registration is recommended by March 22, and a minimum enrollment is required to have the program at each location.
For more information or to register, call the Central Area Parks and Recreation Office at (321) 633-1874 or visit www.brevardcounty.us/parkscentral.
Events at the beach library: The following fitness events have been scheduled at the Cocoa Beach Public Library, 550 N. Brevard Ave., Cocoa Beach:
Qi Gong with John Estes: 10-11 a.m. March 25
Yoga for core strength with Kim Bolinger: 6-6:50 p.m. March 26
Gentle evening yoga with Kim Bolinger: 7-7:50 p.m. March 26
Chair yoga with Emily Hain: 10:15-11 a.m. March 29
Tai Chi with Dianne Douglass: 9-10 a.m. April 24
Hatha Yoga with Emily Hain: 2-3:15 p.m. May 21
For more information, call (321) 868-1104.
Senior center events: The North Brevard Senior Center, 909 Lane Ave., Titusville, presents the following events for Monday, March 25:
Mondays: walk the park, senior fitness, canasta, tap and dance, duplicate bridge, dominoes, ballroom dancing (advanced), ballroom dancing (beginners), bunco and poker.
For more information, call (321) 268-2333.
Beaded watch class: The Mims/Scottsmoor Public Library, 3615 Lionel Road, Mims, will present a class 1-3 p.m. Monday, March 25.
Learn how to create a beaded watch.
All materials and instruction will be provided.
Cost is $20.
Call to register at (321) 264-5080.
TUESDAY, MARCH 26
Senior center activities: The Freedom 7 Senior Center will present the following events in March:
A free "lunch and learn" program will be 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 26. Reservations are required at (321) 783-9505.
Regular weekly activities that continue year-round are: bridge, Mah Jongg, pinochle, travel desk. Call for details.
The Freedom 7 Senior Community Center is at
5000 Tom Warriner Blvd.,
For more information, visit www.freedom7seniors.org.
Quilters to meet: The next meeting of the Moonlight Quilters Guild will be Tuesday, March 26, at 6:15 p.m. at the North Brevard Library, 2121 S. Hopkins Ave., Titusville.
Call (321) 567-5424 for more information.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27
Reading program for adults: "Sowing the Seeds of Life" reading program for adults will be held at 701 South St., in Titusville from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Wednesdays.
This program will focus on adult readers who want to make a change in the community.
Participants will read literature and discuss the social impact the book expressed, followed by journaling the impact the book made in the reader's life.
Movies may be viewed in place of books if available, and the program is free to attend.
The event is co-sponsored by Brevard County Board of County Commissioners North Area Parks Operations and S&T Health consulting Group Inc.
For more information, call Tommy Myers at (321) 264-5040.
Month of giving: The Children's Hunger Project is joining forces with three Jersey Mike's Subs restaurants in the Melbourne area for the Third Annual March "Month of Giving" fundraising campaign.
The campaign will culminate in the nationwide event, Jersey Mike's "Day of Giving" on Wednesday, March 27.
During the month of March, customers can make a donation to The Children's Hunger Project at the Melbourne Jersey Mike's restaurants.
Then, on March 27, a special nationwide celebration, "Day of Giving," will take place at all Jersey Mike's locations to benefit 86 different charities, including hospitals, youth organizations, food banks and more.
On that day, Melbourne residents are invited to come in to their local Jersey Mike's restaurant and enjoy a delicious sub meal. The Melbourne area Jersey Mike's will donate 100 percent of the day's sales to the charity.
For a list of participating restaurants in your area and for more information on the charity partners, visit www.jerseymikes.com/mog.
Guided nature hike: The Enchanted Forest Sanctuary, 444 Columbia Blvd., Titusville, will present and evening guided nature hike at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 27.
Find out what happens in the forest after dark.
Call (321) 264-5185 to sign up for this free event.
There will be light refreshments afterward.
THURSDAY, MARCH 28
Registration dates for serious ballet students: The Galmont Ballet has released the dates for its Summer Intensive Program of June 17 to July 12.
Registration is now through April 15.
There will be classes for beginner through intermediate, intermediate through advanced and adult classes.
The four-week programs are classically based, with emphasis in both ballet and contemporary dance, with an average of 15-20 classes per week.
Dancers in the Summer Intensive Program have the opportunity to perform in a final performance that will showcase selections from repertoire and new choreography created during the program.
Frank Galvez and Lucia Montero are the founders-artistic directors of the Galmont Ballet.
For more information, contact the Galmont Ballet, 5575 Schenck Ave., Suite 11, Viera, at email@example.com, www.galmontballet.com or call (321) 543-4403.
Oak hammock hike: Join a Merritt Island National Wildlife volunteer for an guided walking tour along the 3/4-mile Oak Hammock Trail.
The program is scheduled for Saturday, March 30 at 9 am.
Enjoy a leisurely walk while learning about the plants and animals that inhabit the hammock habitat.
Meet at the refuge visitor center.
Drinking water, insect repellant, closed walking shoes and long pants are recommended.
To make reservations, call (321) 861-5601.
The Visitor Center is located on S.R. 402, five miles east of U.S. Highway 1 in Titusville.