FRIDAY, AUG. 2
o Half-priced vaccinations: The SPCA of Brevard Clinic has announced the next half-priced walk-in vaccination dates for core vaccines.
Half-price feline vaccinations will be on Friday, Aug. 2 from 9 a.m. to noon, and half-price canine vaccinations will be on Friday, Aug. 9 from 9 am. to noon.
No appointment is required, but early arrival is recommended.
The SPCA Clinic is located at 455 Cheney Highway, Titusville.
Call (321) 269-0536, Option 1, for more information or visit www.spcabrevard.com.
o Awareness Day in Brevard County: The Central Florida Parent Center will present an Awareness Day, being held at the Hampton Inn Melbourne-Viera on Friday, Aug. 2 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event is for parents, whose child has a disability or is struggling in school (from a suspected disability).
The Central FL Parent Center receives funding from the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs for its Assisting With Achieving Results in Education project, a Parent Training Information Center.
The AWARE project provides one-on-one assistance and support to parents by providing the tools they need to help be active participants/ advocates for their child in the educational process. Not only do we provide one-on-one support, we also provide resources and other options to the parents, so that they are able to be more knowledgeable about and involved in their child's educational process.
For more information, visit www.cflparents.org.
o Monthly luncheon meeting reservations: The Brevard Federated Republican Women will hold its August meeting at the Holiday Inn, 8298 N. Wickham Road, Melbourne, on Wednesday, Aug. 7.
The room opens at 11 a.m. with social networking. The speaker and program begins at 11:30 a.m.
Reservations are necessary by Friday, Aug. 2 at noon to select luncheon choice.
For reservations and information, call (321) 727-1212.
Visit the website at brevardfederatedrepublicanwomen.org for more information about club activities.
All Republican women and men are invited, with a special invitation to Republican women and men who are new to the area and those interested in learning more about Republican activities and issues in the community.
o Single group to meet: The Single, Separated, Widowed and Divorced group will meet for lunch on Friday, Aug. 2 at 12:30 p.m. at TGI Friday's, 785 E. Merritt Island Causeway, Merritt Island.
All are welcome to join the group.
For details, call (321) 799-4720 or (321) 213-6629.
o Pink Bra decorating clinic: Join the One Senior Place team, "The Mammo Grannies," to help raise funds and awareness for breast cancer research from 4-6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2 at One Senior Place, 8085 Spyglass Hill Road, Viera.
For more information, call (321) 751-6771 or visit www.oneseniorplace.com.
SATURDAY, AUG. 3
o Bagel World grand opening: The new Bagel World Cafe location that just opened at 3705 Murrell Road, in Rockledge, will be hosting a grand opening event for the community Saturday, Aug. 3, from 6 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
The event will feature live music, giveaways, free coffee, breakfast and lunch specials.
A portion of the sales will go to Rockledge High School's lacrosse program.
For more information, call (321) 735-4585 or email email@example.com.
The Titusville Area Chamber of Commerce will be holding a Ribbon Cutting around 11 a.m.
o Farmer's market: The North Brevard Farmer's Market will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Saturday at 2619 U.S. Highway 1, Mims, in the Tractor Supply parking lot.
All-organic produce will be featured.
For more information, call (321) 269-4215.
o 'Mega Media Day:' Fans of the Titusville High School football team will be able to follow along, as the Terriers take part in their first preseason "Mega Media Day" on Saturday, Aug. 3, 10 a.m. to noon at Al Werneke Field.
Although the official start of high school football season is more than a month away, the unofficial kickoff starts this day.
There will be media coverage with the Terriers being represented by Coach Wayne Lawrence, interviewing of the players, as well as fun and fellowship by all.
We would like for you to come out and share in the experience of the new coaching staff and team for the upcoming season.
So come out and help kick off this event and welcome the 2013-14 Titusville Terriers.
For more information, call (321) 302-0709.
o Keiser University open house: Come visit Keiser University on Aug. 3 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. for a Summerfest Open House!
This community event will feature festivities for the entire family to enjoy. Join faculty, staff and students of Keiser University for refreshments, games, campus tours and prizes.
This family-friendly open house will feature exhibits and hands-on activities for healthcare, business, technology and legal programs.
Keiser University offers doctoral, master's, bachelor's and associate degrees.
Keiser University assists in making a college education manageable for busy individuals. Semesters feature one class at a time for one month at a time courses. This system fosters a healthy balance between life, work and study.
Your opportunity to explore a new career can be an exciting experience
For more information, visit www.KUopenhouse.com or call (888) 844-8404.
o Live owls and dissecting owl pellets: Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge by attending a free summer family wildlife program scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 3 at 1 p.m.
Florida Wildlife Hospital will display several live owls, talk about its natural history, and children will discover what an owl eats by dissecting an owl pellet.
Children, ages four and older accompanied by an adult, are welcome to join.
The Visitor Center is located on S.R. 402, five miles east of U.S. Highway 1 in Titusville.
Call (321) 861-5601 to make reservations.
o 'Forks Over Knives' documentary: Health Planet of Brevard will show "Forks Over Knives," a documentary about the effect what we eat has on how we feel, and simple dietary decisions we can make to improve our health and wellness, as well as reduce disease and illness, at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3 at the Cocoa Beach Public Library, 550 N. Brevard Ave., Cocoa Beach.
For more information, call (321) 686-1104 or visit www.cocoabeachpubliclibrary.org.
SUNDAY, AUG. 4
o Health First Golf Classic: The Health First Foundation has announced it will again host the Health First Golf Classic charitable event, an 18-hole tournament, with two course options.
Tournament proceeds will benefit the Means/Garrison Endowment for Nursing Excellence. Money that is raised will help provide nurses with educational scholarships to improve their knowledge and skills. It will also help them keep up-to-date on innovations in medical care. Community support for the fund will benefit Health First's nursing teams of more than 2,000 highly skilled compassionate caregivers.
For sponsorship information and details about registering, contact the Health First Foundation at (321) 434-7353 or complete an online registration form at www.Health-First.org/Foundation.
The event will be Saturday, Sept. 14 at the Suntree Country Club and Duran Golf Club (in Viera).
MONDAY, AUG. 5
o Posey, local business leaders to coordinate Federal Contracting Conference: Congressman Bill Posey will host a Federal Contracting Conference at the Florida Tech's Denius Student Center in Melbourne on Aug. 5 and 6.
The event is a chance for government contractors to have one-on-one meetings with procurement representatives from Washington, D.C., and Central Florida to explore new contracting opportunities.
It's also an opportunity for local businesses that specialize in technology, innovation, defense contracting and services to learn how to navigate the federal procurement process.
Congressman Posey is coordinating with the SBA, Women's Business Center at Florida Institute of Technology, Space Florida, Brevard Workforce, the Economic Development Commission of Florida's Space Coast, Small Business Development Center at Brevard Community College and SCORE.
The agenda includes a keynote address by Congressman Posey and presentations by key federal procurement officials.
Other speakers include Melbourne Regional Chamber of Commerce, Greater Palm Bay Chamber of Commerce, Cocoa Beach Regional Chamber of Commerce, Titusville Area Chamber of Commerce, FL MEP, Women In Defense, GCAT, Florida 8(a) Alliance and special presentations by local defense contractors.
For more information, call (202) 225-3671 or visit www.posey.house.gov.
o Freedom 7 Community Center events:
o Zumba Gold is every Wednesday morning at 9:30 a.m. Fitness class cost is $3 for members and $4 for non-members. Pay at the door, no RSVP is required.
Ongoing activities at Freedom 7:
o Mondays: mah jongg,
party bridge and pinochle:
sign up at 11:30 a.m.
o Wednesdays: Zumba
gold at 9:30 a.m.
o Thursdays: pinochle at
The Freedom 7 Senior Community Center is at 5000 Tom Warriner Blvd., Cocoa Beach.
For more information, visit www.freedom7seniors.org or call (321) 783-9505.
o Senior center activities: Duplicate Bridge will be from 12:30-4 p.m. every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Cost is $1, or $2 for non-members.
The North Brevard Senior Center will present Bingo every Thursday at 10 a.m. in a no smoking environment. Cost is $8 for 16 regular games.
The senior center is at 909 Lane Ave., Titusville.
For more information, call (321) 268-2333, (321) 268-9530 or (321) 594-2212.
o Sleep disorder group: If you wake up tired each morning, it's time to face the facts. Join in at the next Alert, Well, And Keeping Energetic sleep disorders support group to learn 10 common "Sleep Robbers" and how to fix them - presented by Parrish Sleep Disorders Center Registered Sleep Technician Kristina Weaver.
This A.W.A.K.E. meeting will be held on Monday, Aug. 5, from 6-8 p.m. in the Conference Center at the Parrish Healthcare Center at Port St. John, located at 5005 Port St. John Parkway, (east of the I-95 Port St. John exit), Port St. John.
A.W.A.K.E. is a free community service, sponsored by the Parrish Sleep Disorders Center.
Call (321) 268-6408 to register.
TUESDAY, AUG. 6
o Caregiver Life Transitions Support Group: The Sunflower House, a program of Aging Matters in Brevard, hosts a Caregiver Life Transitions support group each Tuesday from 1:30-3 p.m. for former family caregivers who are transitioning to a life beyond the care giving years.
Participants share their grief, memories, and difficulties, as well as their strengths, joys, gratitude and discoveries.
The group provides a safe environment where members can form new bonds, reduce loneliness and find conditions favorable for healing.
For more information about this group, call (321) 452-4341.
The Sunflower House is a senior and caregiver resource center located in the Merritt Square Mall, 777 E. Merritt Island Causeway, Merritt Island.
o Barbershop harmony: The Greater Canaveral Chapter of The Barbershop Harmony Society meets every Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the Choral Room of The B.W. Simpkins Fine Arts Building (No. 4) on the Cocoa Campus of Eastern Florida State College (formerly Brevard Community College), 1519 Clearlake Road.
All men, age 12 and older, who enjoy singing, are invited to join.
For more information, call Tim Hanrahan at (321) 777-0406 or Arlan Ropp at (321) 636-0900.
THURSDAY, AUG. 8
o Word Weavers Space Coast free writing workshop: "So You've Decided to Write Fiction Ten Elements That Will Put Life in Your Prose" is by local author Fay Lamb.
This workshop teaches 10 elements of storytelling that create a winning formula for novelists at beginning, intermediate or advanced levels.
Fay Lamb is an author of several published works, as well as an acquisition editor for Pelican Book Group, and provides advice for self-editing on the group's blog, entitled "Tactical Tuesday."
She also provides freelance fiction edits and is known as "The Tactical Editor" on Facebook.
Her books will be available for sale at the workshop Thursday, Aug. 8 from 6:30-7:45 p.m. at the Merritt Island Public Library, 1195 N. Courtenay Blvd., Merritt Island.
o Hands-on computer skills: The Central Brevard Public Library, 308 Forrest Ave., Cocoa, will present a basic computer skills hands-on class at 9:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 9.
The class is designed to help participants progress in today's electronic world.
Call (321) 633-1792 for more information.
o Register for fall youth sports: Registration is open for Titusville YMCA "Back to School" Fall Youth Sports.
Register your child now for fall soccer, volleyball, basketball, tennis and flag football.
YMCA Youth Sports are designed to emphasize character values, teamwork and skill development.
YMCA sports are open to all children, ages 3-15.
Games begin in early September.
Cost is $60 per child for YMCA members and $120 per child for program participants, and includes game jersey.
Parents who register by Friday, Aug. 9 will save 15 percent. Scholarships are available for families in need.
The Titusville YMCA Family Center is at 2400 Harrison St., Titusville.
For more information or to register, contact the Titusville YMCA at (321) 267-8924 or visit the youth sports website at http://www.quickscores.com/titusvilley.
o PNC brings the zoo to you: PNC Bank branches on the Space Coast are hosting Brevard Zoo workshops called, "PNC Brings the Zoo to You," to introduce children to African animals found in the same habitat as meerkats.
Some of the animals being brought to the workshops include an African grey parrot, a ball python, an uromastyx, a sand boa, a Sudan plated lizard, an African pygmy hedgehog and an African hingeback tortoise.
PNC Brings the Zoo to You is part of the Brevard Zoo campaign to open a new meerkat exhibit March 2014.
During the Saturday morning workshops, there also will be meerkat puppets kids can make, along with music, food and games provided by PNC Bank. Kids who make a meerkat puppet at the event should keep them so they can bring them to Brevard Zoo the day the meerkat exhibit opens, March 2014, to receive free admission that day.
The last workshop will be:
o Aug. 10, 11 a.m. to 2
p.m., 2323 Highway 524,
To find out how you can contribute and help bring meerkats to Brevard Zoo, contact the Zoo Development Department at (321) 254-9453, Ext. 234.
o Feral cat caregivers workshop: Space Coast Feline Network will be conducting a workshop for feral cat colony caregivers at the Central Brevard Library, 308 Forrest Ave., Cocoa, on Saturday, Aug. 10, from 1-4 p.m.
The workshop is for those involved with the care of feral cats and includes demonstrations on how to use traps and discusses feral cat issues.
This workshop is free of charge.
Call the Helpline to register at (321) 631-7729.
o Free surgical weight-loss lectures: Presented by Bariatric Surgical Specialists Nathan Allison, MD, and Kenneth Tieu, MD, with the Health First Physicians Group in the Viera Medical Plaza, this monthly lecture series provides information about the latest bariatric surgery methods now available, including robotics assisted and minimally invasive surgery, as well as other methods.
Call (321) 434-9230, Ext. 3, to reserve your space today.
These events will be:
o Thursday, Aug. 15, at 6
p.m. at the Viera Pro
Health & Fitness Center
Wellness Classroom, 8705
N. Wickham Road, Viera.
o Tuesday, Aug. 20, at 6
p.m. at the Health First
Medical Building, 1223
Call (321) 434-9230, Ext. 3, to reserve your space today.
o Titusville Public Library youth programs: The following youth programs will be offered in August:
o Kindergarten Kick-off:
Friday, Aug. 16 at 11 a.m.
Help your child succeed
in school. Join in to share
engaging books and learn
techniques. Participate in
o Family Story Time:
Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. For
all ages. (returns Tuesday,
o Toddler Story Time:
Wednesdays at 10 a.m.
Ages 2-3. (returns
Wednesday, Aug. 21).
o Preschool Story Time:
Wednesdays at 11 a.m.
Ages 3-5 (returns
Wednesday, Aug. 21).
o Infant Story Time:
Thursdays at 10 a.m. Ages
p to 2 years (returns
Space is limited.
Contact the library at (321) 264-5026 and ask for Youth Services.
o Food trucks and summer movies: The city of Cocoa will host food trucks in Riverfront Park every third Friday of the month through September from 5-8 p.m. prior to the movies in the park.
Proceeds from the food truck sales will benefit local charity EARTH Awareness, the group that purchases instruments for Brevard County school music programs.
For more information, call (321) 639-3500 or visit www.cocoafl.org.
o Deadline for scholarship applications: Applications for the Karla Foster, RN, Memorial Scholarship are now being accepted for students pursuing nursing degrees.
The scholarship was established by Doug Foster in loving memory of his wife, Karla, who was tragically killed on Sept. 11, 2006 by a hit-and-run driver. She had been a nurse at Parrish Medical Center for more than 22 years.
Scholarship applicants must be residents of North Brevard County, be accepted into a nursing program, and possess a 3.0 or better, grade point average.
The $3,000 scholarship is in exchange for a one-year commitment to work at Parrish Medical Center. The recipient must maintain a 3.0 GPA to be eligible for the next semester award.
Applications are available in the PMC Human Resources department or visit www.parrishmedfoundation.com/scholarships to download an application.
For more information about applying, contact the PMC Human Resources department at (321) 268-6155.
The deadline for submitting applications is Friday, Aug. 16. The recipient will be announced in September.
To make a tax-deductible contribution to the Karla Foster, RN, Memorial Scholarship Fund, contact Jess Parrish Medical Foundation at (321) 269-4066.
o Doctors' Expo and Health Fair Festival: In celebrating 10 years, the Doctors' Goodwill Foundation is planning a Doctor's Expo and Health Fair Festival on Saturday, Aug. 17.
The event begins at 8 a.m. and runs through 3 p.m. at the Cocoa Holiday Inn Express, S.R. 520 and I-95 in Cocoa.
The public is welcome, entrance is free and most health screenings are free. There will be a small fee for lab work and sports physicals.
This will be a full day of health and fun, featuring games for kids, bounce houses, food trucks, health education and screening for the whole family.
The Doctors' Goodwill Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization in the United States. The Foundation consists of more than 300 area physicians and health care professionals whose goal is to promote health-related education, research and participates in local and international charitable medical missions.
For more information, visit www.doctorsfoundation.org or call (321) 735-6492.
o CPR and AED training: The next CPR and AED training will be held on Saturday, Aug. 17 at 9 a.m. The class will be held at the Cocoa Beach Elks Lodge, 175 N. Brevard Ave., Cocoa Beach.
The course type will be: CPR and AED Training for Infant, Child and Adult (layperson), with a duration of two to three hours.
The certifying body is the American Health and Safety Institute, with a certification length of two years.
In regard to payment options, visit www.cocoabeachfire.com/cpr--aed-training.html. Payments can be made online through the website or by check the day of the class.
If you are a Cocoa Beach church or school employee, be sure to bring appropriate identification.
The program is coordinated through the Cocoa Beach Firefighters Charitable Fund.
A $20 donation is recommended for the training, which is about half the cost of comparable programs. All monies generated go directly to the charitable fund and are used for outreach programs and charities in the community.
Refer to www.cocoabeachfire.com/charitable-fund.html for more information.
o Discussion of 'Human Action:' A discussion of "Human Action," Chapter VIII, by Ludwig von Mises, will be Saturday, Aug. 17 at 6 p.m. at Barnes and Noble Booksellers, 780 E. Merritt Island Causeway, Merritt Island.
Cost is free.
One of the most notable economists and social philosophers of the 20th century, Ludwig von Mises (1881-1973), in the course of a long and highly productive life, developed an integrated, deductive science of economics, based on the fundamental axiom that individual human beings act purposively to achieve desired goals.
Even though his economic analysis itself was "value-free" - in the sense of being irrelevant to values held by economists - Mr. Mises concluded that the only viable economic policy for the human race was a policy of unrestricted laissez-faire, of free markets and the unhampered exercise of the right of private property, with government strictly limited to the defense of person and property within its territorial area.
For more information, contact Luke Setzer at (321) 544-7435 or LutherSetzer@yahoo.com.
o Talkers 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 Aug. 19, beginning 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 about various current and other topics of controversial nature, giving stimulation to keep the mind alert.
Different moderators lead the discussions each month.
Meetings are open to all, and all are welcome.
For more information please call (321) 254-5143.
o Radio control airplane club: The officers of the Moonport Modelers Radio Control Airplane Club attended a Titusville Civil Air Patrol Cadets meeting.
The club displayed radio control airplane models, answered questions and demonstrated the power of electric fanjets.
The Moonport Modelers meet the third Monday of the month at the Titusville Library, 2121 S. Hopkins Ave., Titusville, at 6:30 p.m.
Anyone interested is welcome.
For more information, call Bob Foraker at (321) 385-1251.
o Caregiving education classes scheduled: Hospice of St. Francis will be offering Caregiving Education and Resource Program classes for current and future caregivers and their family and/or friend helpers at Sunflower House located in Merritt Square Mall, 777 E. Merritt Island Causeway, Merritt Island.
The training program consists of six-90 minute classes that begin on Tuesday, Sept. 3 and conclude on Thursday, Sept. 19.
Classes will be held for three weeks on Tuesday and Thursday from 1-2:30 p.m.
All classes were developed nationally in response to the issues caregivers, themselves, identified.
Each class focuses on different issues a caregiver will face. Hospice of St. Francis' programs and training classes are offered free of charge to Brevard County residents.
To register, contact Barbara Borman, RN, at (321) 269-4240 x 330, toll free at (866) 269-4240 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
o Women voters petitions, meeting deadline: The League of Women Voters of the Space Coast, in conjunction with the League of Women Voters of Florida, has responded to a call for action to protect, restore and expand conservation of Florida's natural resources.
Joining with more than 200 different citizens' groups, the League of Women Voters of Florida has committed to support a citizens' initiative organized by Florida's Water and Land Legacy Inc. to put conservation funding into Florida's constitution.
The proposed Water and Land Conservation Amendment would guarantee funds to acquire and restore Florida conservation and recreation lands by ensuring that the Land Acquisition Trust Fund receives no less than 33 percent of net revenues from the existing documentary stamp tax on real estate sales. This represents less than 1 percent of the state's $74 billion budget.
In order to get the proposed amendment on the 2014 ballot, 683,149 petitions in support of the amendment must be signed by registered Florida voters.
The League of Women Voters of the Space Coast is participating in the drive.
For petition information, call the league at (321) 254-7183 or Florida's Water and Land Legacy at (850) 629-4656 or visit www.floridawaterLandlegacy.org.
The League of Women Voters of the Space Coast will host a Timely Topics Luncheon, "Florida's Water and Conservation Land Crisis," at 11:30 a.m. on Sept. 21 at the Suntree Country Club. The Public is invited. Cost is $20.
RSVP to Doreen Archer at (321) 622-4071 by Sept. 11 with choice of entree: London broil, chicken picatta or pasta primavera.
For more information, visit www.lwv-spacecoast.org.