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Posted: 2013 Apr 19 - 06:33

Award-winning movies

"Moonrise Kingdom" will play at 3 p.m. Friday, April 19 in the Community Room of the Cocoa Beach Public Library, 550 N. Brevard Ave., Cocoa Beach.

Popcorn and refreshments will be served with the free movie.

For more information, call (321) 686-1104.

April is National Poetry Month

On Friday, 6-7:30 p.m., April 19, the Nguzo Saba Committee invites all of Brevard to come participate and celebrate poetry at Montego's Café, 1851 Palm Bay Road N.E., Palm Bay.

Share your words of expression through poetry, rap, song and music at this free event.

Anyone wishing to participate must submit poems and lyrics in advance to ensure suitability for family listening.

Submit a typewritten copy of your oral expressions to nsc.nguzosaba@aol.com or call Earl Simmons at (321) 914-9299.

You may also drop off your submission at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Library, 955 University Blvd., Melbourne.

'The King and I' production

Shekinah Productions will present "The King and I" at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 19 and 20 and 2 p.m. Sunday, April 21 at St. Mark's United Methodist Church, 2030 N. Highway A1A, Indialantic.

This Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein musical, from the 1944 novel "Anna and the King of Siam," is based on memoirs of a governess to the children of King Mongkut of Siam in the 1860s.

This is a nonprofit community theater production raising money for those in need.

Ticket prices range from $8-$20.

For tickets and more information, visit www.spctheater.com.

Fitness guru to kick-start your goals

Jillian Michaels will present a uniquely personal and intimate experience to kick-start your goals, harness your potential and live an exceptional life at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 19 at the King Center for the Performing Arts, 3865 N. Wickham Road, Melbourne.

In a riveting, two-hour show, Ms. Michaels will awaken you to re-ignite your passion, define your goals and live in your authentic truth, defining your self-image, enhancing your confidence and self-worth.

Tickets for this event start at $33.50.

For tickets or more information, visit www.kingcenter.com or call (321) 242-2219.

Al Stewart at the Henegar Center

Singer-songwriter Al Steward will perform at 8 p.m. Friday, April 19 at the Henegar Center for the Arts, 625 E. New Haven Ave., Melbourne.

With folk-rock music and woven tales, Al Steward became a star in the late 1960s and early 1970s with songs, like "Year of the Cat," "Time Passages," "On the Border" and more.

The Henegar Center web page states that he met the Beatles when he was 22 and played John Lennon's guitar, opened for the Rolling Stones, shared an apartment with Simon and Garfunkel, recorded with Jimmy Page and spent a year playing guitar for Yoko Ono.

Mr. Stewart continues to tour throughout the United States and Europe.

Tickets cost $22, $27 or $35, with handling fees.

For tickets or more information, visit www.henegar.org or call (321) 723-8698.

The event is brought to you by the Brevard Music Group.

AirFest set to takeoff

The friendly skies over Brevard County will play host Saturday, April 20, to the seventh annual Valkaria AirFest 2013.

This year's all-day event features multiple air shows with world-class champion displays and rides on everything from vintage World War aircraft to hot air balloons, powered paragliders and airboats, to kiddie rides, live music and up-close and hands-on contact with all sorts of flying machines.

Rides will be available for a fee in an open-cockpit bi-plane, sailplane glider, Vietnam helicopters, a Piper Cub, aerobatic Pitts Special, powered parachute, hot air balloon and the only commercial Cobra attack helicopter.

This great day and evening at the airport will include thrilling displays of aerobatic daredevils and other great family entertainment.

Special events include a live bi-plane wing-walking act, a live musical concert featuring "Luna Pearl" after a twilight airshow, a hot air balloon glow and a twilight rocket launch. There's also an aviation flea market, fifth annual history hangar, book pavilion and P-51 Mustang simulator that you actually sit in and fly.

Gates open at 8 a.m., and close at 9 p.m.

Breakfast will feature pancakes by Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 1288. Lunch and dinner will be available on site. There will also be food vendors, and live music throughout the day.

Aircraft rides and demonstrations start at 8 a.m., with the first aerobatic show beginning at 1 p.m.

The AirFest is presented by the Valkaria Aviation Association, a nonprofit charitable organization, and is hosted by Brevard County Government.

The cost to attend is $15 per person.

For more information, visit www.valkariaairfest.org.

Proceeds from the AirFest go toward aviation scholarships and other charitable activities.

Earth Day Festival at the sanctuary

The Brevard County Environmentally Endangered Lands Program and the Friends of the Enchanted Forest invite the public to the annual Earth Day Festival at the Enchanted Forest Sanctuary Management and Education Center on Saturday, April 20.

Activities for this free event, which runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., will include Florida wildlife, bird and reptile exhibitors, live music, guided hikes, Florida Native Plant Society gardening information, native plant sales, environmental booths and artists painting on site.

There will be children's activities, crafts and face painting. The Friends of the Enchanted Forest will be in the Gift Shoppe with information and sale items, and the opening of the Environmental Lending Library.

Food will be available for purchase.

This is a good opportunity to capture photographs of wildlife and people interacting.

For more information about the Earth Day Festival, call the Enchanted Forest Sanctuary at (321) 264-5185, visit www.eelbrevard.com or find it on Facebook.

The Enchanted Forest Sanctuary is in Titusville on the north side of S.R. 405, a half-mile west of U.S. Highway 1.

Music to benefit children

On Saturday, April 20, Immaculate Conception Church in Melbourne Beach will be hosting a music event to benefit the children and the Father Joseph A. Nolan Education Fund.

This year's event is called "Just Tunes!" and will feature Wade Tower, whose musical palette includes Frank Sinatra and Michael Buble.

This year's event will follow in the footsteps of the previous "Taste, Toast and Tunes," with a few new twists.

For starters, this year's event will move indoors to the church hall.

Ticket will cost $25 for general admission, while supplies last, or $30 for reserved seats.

A cash bar, snacks and desserts will be available for purchase. A team of "mixologists" will be on hand to entertain you and make the perfect martini.

The doors open at 5:30 p.m. Showtime is 7 p.m.

Tickets are on sale and can be purchased at the church office, at 3780 S. Highway A1A, Melbourne Beach, online at www.tastetoasttunes.org or by phone at (888) 71-TICKETS. A special gift goes to the first 200 ticket holders.

Passport to Wines

Aging Matters in Brevard will present the Sixth Annual Passport to Wines Around the World, hosted by Miller & Hurt Financial Group, on Saturday, April 20 at the Space Coast Convention Center Holiday Inn, 301 Tucker Lane, in Cocoa, at 6 p.m.

The evening will feature hors d'oeuvres, select wines, entertainment, balloon pops, a live auction and more! This signature fundraiser was launched in 2008 by Miller & Hurt Financial Group to benefit the programs of Aging Matters in Brevard.

Established in 1965, Aging Matters in Brevard is a nonprofit organization, whose mission is to promote and maintain independence and maximize quality of life for the citizens of Brevard County, particularly the elderly and those with disabilities.

One of its primary programs, The Brevard Community Kitchen, serves more than 2,000 meals a day to the frailest citizens, including both elders and at-risk children.

Proceeds from this event will help provide care for more than 9,000 seniors, so they can receive the finest in comprehensive and coordinated services, preserving the very culture in a safe and healthy community.

For more information, call (321) 806-3767, email jhakkila@agingmattersbrevard.org or visit http://agingmattersbrevard.org/.

Super hero music in concert

The Space Coast Symphony Orchestra will present "Man of Steel" on Sunday, April 21 at 3 p.m. at the Scott Center for the Performing Arts at Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy in north Melbourne, just off the Pineda Causeway at 5625 Holy Trinity Drive.

"Man of Steel" is an all-American program, featuring works by three iconic American composers.

The concert opens with William Schuman's "Circus Overture," followed by the New York Music Critic's award-winning "Viola Concerto" by composer Walter Piston, performed by Michael de Jesus.

"Metropolis Symphony," by Michael Daugherty, celebrates America's most beloved superhero and his arch-nemesis, Lex Luthor. Infused with and inspired by classical, rock, and pop culture, "Metropolis Symphony" won a 2011 Grammy Award for "Best Contemporary Composition" and will feature violinist Joani Roos in the local performance.

Advanced tickets for adults cost $20 and 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 at the door cost $25. Children and students 18 and younger are free.

Details about the Symphony for Everyone discount ticket program are on the orchestra website.

For more information, call (855) 252-7276 toll free.

For more information about the Space Coast Symphony and ticketing, visit www.SpaceCoastSymphony.org.

The Ninth Annual Fiesta Brevard

More than 20 of Brevard's finest nonprofit organizations are planning the Fiesta Brevard party.

Join the fun on Friday, April 26 from 5:30-9 p.m. at the International Palms Resort, 1300 N. Atlantic Ave., Cocoa Beach.

Festivities include a children's activity area, sponsored by Early Learning Coalition, live non-stop entertainment, Latin dance performances, games, drawings, raffles, salsa contest, Fiesta Hat Parade and contest, lots of food and more.

More than $30,000 in prizes was given away at Fiesta Brevard 2012.

Tickets are available in advance for $10, or $15 at the door.

Advanced tickets can be purchased at the Cocoa Beach Regional Chamber of Commerce, 400 Fortenberry Road, Merritt Island, through the website at www.fiestabrevard.com or from participating Brevard nonprofit organizations. Each admission ticket includes four food tickets. Cash bars will be available.

1940s through 1970s: oldies but goodies

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection's Sebastian Inlet State Park will hold the Night Sounds concert series on Friday, April 26.

Hosted by the Friends of Sebastian Inlet State Park, the concert will showcase Remember When.

Remember When is three singers and a music mixer that play the oldies, but goodies, from the 1940s to the 1970s.

Come join in for a jukebox Friday night-style concert.

The concert will take place at the pavilions on Coconut Point, located on the south side of Sebastian Inlet. The concert is free, with regular park entry fees.

For more information about Remember When visit www.rememberwhenentertainment.com/third-page.html.

For more information about the concert, call (321) 984-4852 or visit www.floridastateparks.org/sebastianinlet.

This event will take place Friday, April 26 from 7-9 p.m.

Sebastian Inlet State Park is at 9700 South Highway A1A, Melbourne Beach.

 'Celebrating Shakespeare'


Join the seasoned players of the Brevard Theatrical Ensemble in the fifth presentation of "Celebrating Shakespeare" at 8 p.m. Friday, April 26, Saturday, April 27 and Sunday, April 28 with a matinee curtain time of 3 p.m. at the Porcher House, 434 Delannoy Ave., Cocoa Village.

Tickets cost $15, and include coffee and desserts.

To register, call (321) 676-0697, email ladygailbte@earthlink.net or visit www.brevardensemble.com.

Shen Yun at the King Center

Shen Yun will be performing at the Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts on Thursday, May 2 at 7:30 p.m.

Shen Yun Performing Arts is reviving the essence of traditional Chinese culture in full color on stages around the world.

Area-residents can purchase show tickets at the Shen Yun kiosk inside Melbourne Square Mall. The kiosk is located in the Dick's Sporting Goods concourse through April 30.

Ride with Mongolians across endless steppes. Recall the grandeur of an ancient Tang Dynasty palace. Down in the valley, ladies of the Yi ethnic group dance in rainbow skirts by the river. High up in the heavens, celestial fairies trail silken sleeves through the clouds. Resounding drums awaken the dusty plateaus of the Middle Kingdom.

Shen Yun strives to capture the spirit of traditional Chinese culture and its beliefs. Ancient literary classics extol the compassionate, courageous, and loyal, values embodied by the most memorable characters.

Thrill in the triumph of the great General Yue Fei; cheer on the Monkey King as he tricks a stubborn foe; and witness how these values still endure in contemporary China.

Shen Yun bridges past and present in an uplifting, inspiring, and indelible performance.

Shen Yun will be performing at the Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts, one night only, Thursday, May 2 at 7:30 p.m.

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