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Community Calendar - Beaches
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Posted: 2014 Jan 17 - 06:21


Free Friday movie: 'The Great Outdoors:' at 3 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17 in the community room Friday at the Cocoa Beach Public Library. The library is located at 550 N. Brevard Ave., Cocoa Beach.

For more information, call (321) 868-1104 or visit cocoabeachpubliclibrary.org.

Cocoa Beach Regional Chamber of Commerce annual instillation banquet: at 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17 at the Hilton Cocoa Beach Oceanfront, 1550 N. Atlantic Ave., Cocoa Beach.

The evening will begin with a cocktail reception at 6 p.m., followed by dinner and the banquet program. The master of ceremonies will be Keith Houston of Crest Cleaners & Laundry.

Tickets are $50 per person for open seating or $750 for a corporate table of eight.

Reservations can be made by calling, the Cocoa Beach Regional Chamber of Commerce at (321) 459-2200 or by going to www.cocoabeachchamber.com.

March for Babies Countywide Kickoff R.S.V.P.: The March for Babies Executive Leadership Team cordially invites you to attend the March of Dimes March for Babies 2014 Countywide Kickoff Tuesday, Jan. 21 at 5:30 p.m.

There will be registration, appetizers and door prizes with a 6-7 p.m. program.

The event will be at the Holiday Inn-Viera Conference Center, 8298 N. Wickham Road, Viera.

RSVP by Jan. 17 at (321) 775-0205 or mmercado@marchofdimes.com.

Energized Brevard County residents, dedicated to seeing stronger, healthier babies, including, business teams, and families of premature babies, will gather to mark the start of the 2014 March for Babies season for March of Dimes.

Raising money to help babies is more important than ever, and past, current and first-time participants will gather to celebrate babies and discuss how to engage more walkers for this year's event than ever before.

March for Babies is the March of Dimes largest fundraiser, with more than 350 walkers bringing in more than $184,000 in Brevard last year.

Teams are forming now. This year our goal is $210,000.

Visit www.marchforbabies.org to register and start fundraising for stronger healthier babies.

Natural Solutions for Detox and Weight Loss: Sylvie Morin will tell you how toxins affect your body and how to safely cleanse out the impurities absorbed through the body for better health and safe optimal weight loss.

Register in advance.

The event will be at 3 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17 at the Cocoa Beach Public Library, 550 N. Brevard Ave., Cocoa Beach.

For more information or to register, visit www.cocoabeachpubliclibrary.org or call (321) 868-1104.


Third Annual 'Multicultural Health Fair:' from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Jan. 18 at 1430 S. Pine St., Melbourne.

The community is invited to attend this special event, which offers free breast and prostate screenings by appointment only, as well as diabetic, blood pressure and skin cancer screenings. Physicians from CCCB and the Hispanic American Medical Association will be on-hand to answer questions, provide health information and screenings.

To schedule an appointment for a breast screening, please call Althea at (321) 674-5050. To schedule an appointment for a prostate cancer screening, call Maliaka at (321) 952-0898.

For information about the Cancer Care Centers of Brevard in Melbourne, call Marta Fiol at (321) 426-5145, email her at mfiol@cancercarebrevard.com or visit www.cancercarebrevard.com.

Lindsay Brown 5K Winter Blast: The CrossleyShear Group will be the premier sponsor of the Lindsay Brown 5K Winter Blast in Rockledge on Jan. 18.

The race will start at 8 a.m. at Rockledge High School. Package pickup and late registration starts at 6:30 a.m.

Cost is $25, or $20 with no race souvenir.

This race is in memory of Lindsay Brown, who was a 2006 graduate of Rockledge High School, a U.S. Air Force Academy cadet and a J. Kyle Braid Leadership student/athlete.

For registration information, email scarborough.mbeth@brevardschools.org or call (321) 544-7067.

Freedom 7 Senior Community Center events:

Annual rummage sale on Saturday, Jan. 18 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Come and shop or rent a table and sell your stuff or donate stuff.

All proceeds will benefit the F7 Center (tax deductible). Tables cost $10 for members and $20 for non-members.

Call (321) 783-9505 for details.

Free Lunch & Learn on Tuesday, Jan. 28 at 11:30 a.m. Topic will be Challenges of Change: Issues and Challenges of Care Giving by Dr. Susan Schneider. A light lunch and refreshments will be served.

RSVP to (321) 783-9505 or email admin@freedom7seniors.org.

Freedom 7 Senior Community Center is located at 5000 Tom Warriner Blvd., Cocoa Beach.

Oyster gardening workshop: If you live on the Indian River Lagoon and are worried about water quality, join the Brevard Zoo to build and deploy oyster cages from your docks at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 18.

The event will take place at the Barrier Island Center, 8385 S. Highway A1A, Melbourne Beach.

Call to enroll.

For more information, visit www.barrierislandcenter.com, visit the center's Facebook page or call (321) 723-3556.

Birds of Prey exhibit at Brevard Zoo: Brevard Zoo will host a three-day special exhibit, featuring impressive birds of prey Saturday through Monday, Jan. 18-20 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.

The exhibit, called The Raptor Project, will feature 15-20 raptors from all over the world.

Guests also will have a chance to see a few take flight and learn about these amazing birds from master falconer and wildlife rehabilitator Jonathan Wood. Mr. Wood will host two shows each day at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. inside the Nyami Nyami River Lodge. The exhibit is free with Zoo admission.

Mr. Wood's collection includes eagles, hawks, falcons and owls, representing every habitat on the planet, including the arctic, desert, rainforest, wetlands, prairie, woodlands and tundra.

Although many of his flock have permanent handicaps, barring them from re-entry into the wild, these flaws are hard to detect. Today, they have been tamed and trained as charming ambassadors of the species.

The Brevard Zoo is at 8225 N. Wickham Road, Melbourne.

For more information, call (321) 254-WILD.

eRead for Free: at 10 a.m. for tablets, 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18 for Kindles and 3 p.m. for Nooks in the community room at the Cocoa Beach Public Library. The library is located at 550 N. Brevard Ave., Cocoa Beach.

For more information, call (321) 868-1104 or visit cocoabeachpubliclibrary.org.

'Read to a Dog' time: Read your favorite book to the Space Coast Therapy Dogs at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan 18 at the Satellite Beach Public Library, 751 Jamaica Blvd., Satellite Beach.

Call to register.

For more information, visit www.satellitebeach.org or call (321) 779-4004.

Woven seashell treasures wreath: at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18 at the Barrier Island Center, 8385 S. Highway A1A, Melbourne Beach. Replace your holiday décor with a beautiful, water themed, burlap wreath. Cost is $22 and includes materials, but bring a few seashore treasures to integrate.

Call to enroll.

For more information, call (321) 723-3556.


Music on a Sunday Afternoon: StompBox Steve Hodak: at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 19 in the community room at the Cocoa Beach Public Library. The library is located at 550 N. Brevard Ave., Cocoa Beach.

For more information, call (321) 868-1104 or visit cocoabeachpubliclibrary.org.

Teen authors' competition: Currently, The Creative Arts Foundation of Brevard is seeking entries for Teen Authors of Brevard. It is searching for youngsters, who have "a way with the written word" for a short story competition. Help find those teenagers, who can invite the reader to enjoy a good story, and come away feeling informed and entertained. The application deadline is Jan. 31.

For more information, go to www.CAFOB.org or contact Info@CreativeArtsBrevard.org.


Library closed: All Brevard County Libraries will be closed Jan. 20 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

'Understanding Dementia:' The General Federation of Woman's Clubs - Satellite Beach Woman's Club will present "Understanding Dementia," with speaker Susan Blakeslee of Vitas Innovative Hospice Care, at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 20 at the Pelican Beach Clubhouse at Pelican Beach Park on Highway A1A, Satellite Beach.

For more information, call (321) 610-8706 or (321) 777-7874.


Revised schedule for 'navigator' helping residents with Marketplace: Residents are encouraged to visit www.healthcare.gov to enroll and select insurance in the Health Insurance Marketplace; but for those who need in-person assistance, the federally-funded navigator has set the following revised schedule in Brevard County:

Mondays, noon to 6 p.m. at Eau Gallie Library, 1521 Pineapple Ave., Melbourne.

Tuesdays, noon to 6 p.m. at Central Brevard Library, 308 Forrest Ave., Cocoa.

Wednesdays, noon to 6 p.m. at Melbourne Library, 540 Fee Ave., Melbourne.

Thursdays, 11a.m. to 4 p.m. at Titusville Library, 2121 S. Hopkins Ave., Titusville.

Fridays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at West Melbourne Library, 2755 Wingate Blvd., West Melbourne.

Hours were shifted for some sites, and Friday's location was changed.

Appointments are recommended, and residents may be connected with the navigator by dialing 2-1-1. (Press "4" in the automated answering menu.)

Residents have until March 31 to sign up for coverage.

Enrollment also may be done by phone at (800) 318-2596.

Yoga class offered: The Satellite Beach Public Library will present a gentle yoga class at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesdays.

Cost is $5 per class.

For more information, call (321) 777-7167.

The Beach Gardeners of Melbourne Beach: meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21 at the Melbourne Beach Community Center, 509 Ocean Ave., Melbourne Beach.

The speaker for the evening will be Alexis Dorsi, the maker of the original Orchid Bag. She will demonstrate the versatility of her specialized burlap bags and will share other gardening techniques. Refreshments will be served. New members are welcome.

For more information, call (321) 723-4180.


Little Hatchlings 'Migration Station': at 10 a.m. at the Barrier Island Center, 8385 S. Highway A1A, Melbourne Beach. Learn about bird migration and take a hike to look for bird food sources and resting places. For children ages 2-5 and accompanied by an adult. Call to enroll.

For more information, call (321) 723-3556.

Space Coast Florida Republican Club meeting: This meeting is to be held Wednesday, Jan. 22 at the Red Lobster, Merritt Island and starts at 11 a.m. Members, guests, and candidates are welcome.

The speaker for the event will be Rep. Tom Goodson, Dist. 50, of the Florida House, who will speak about legislation enacted in the last session and what's planned for the future.

For more information, call Shirley at (321) 264-2634.

Space Coast Birding and Wildlife Festival: at The Enchanted Forest Sanctuary Management and Education Center, 444 Columbia Blvd., Titusville. Events include guided hikes, birding, presentations and more. Register through spacecoastbirdingandwildlifefestival.org.

The events are Wednesday, Jan. 22 through Monday, Jan. 27.

For more information, call (321) 264-5185.

Local author Linda Meeuwenberg: Overcoming Mediocrity: at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22 in the Jane von Thron Room at the Cocoa Beach Public Library. The library is located at 550 N. Brevard Ave., Cocoa Beach.

For more information, call (321) 868-1104 or visit cocoabeachpubliclibrary.org.


Annual rummage and plant sale: The Immaculate Conception Church, 3780 S. Highway A1A, Melbourne Beach, will present its annual rummage and plant sale from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24, and 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, Jan. 25.

For more information, call (321) 956-7918.

Autism Hits Home: at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 25 at the Palm Bay Regional Park softball complex.

The cost for the softball tournament is $125 per city team, $100 per Florida Tech Team and free agents are $10 per person and they find a team for you.

All proceeds go to Angels Bridging Gaps.

There is a free T-Ball clinic for all special needs children and their siblings at noon. No equipment necessary.

For more information, email James Helmberger at Jrollin23@yahoo.com.

Taste of Petty's: from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25 at Petty's Suntree, 6115 N. Wickham Road, Melbourne.

Good company, food, raffle items and great music by Tony Castro.

Cost is $10 for a tasting glass.

Proceeds go to Cancer Care Centers Foundation.

'Change Your Mind Day' at White Sands Buddhist Center: White Sands Buddhist Center will be the site of "Change Your Mind Day" on Saturday, Jan. 25 with several speakers from area Buddhist organizations assembling to talk about meditation and the dharma (Buddhist teachings).

This is the ninth annual Central Florida Change Your Mind Day, which is organized by Volusia Buddhist Fellowship, a DeLand-based Buddhist organization. The event rotates between DeLand and other area Buddhist facilities. This will be the first time Change Your Mind Day is held at WSBC.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will bring together leaders from area Buddhist organizations to speak about meditation and Buddhist practice.

The presentations will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will include teachings and meditation instruction from several Buddhist traditions.

Among those expected to speak this year are Ven. Khai Thien, abbot of White Sands Buddhist Center (Vietnamese/Zen); The Rev. Morris Sekiyo Sullivan, sensei Volusia Buddhist Fellowship (nonsectarian); Michael Kane of the Natural Meditation Community (Insight Meditation); Than Chaokhun Phra Vijitrdhammapani (Thai/Theravada); Todd Fletcher, Lake Helen Tibetan Sangha, Ven. Drupon Thinley Nyingpo Rinpoche, Drong Ngur Jangchubling Buddhist Center in Wesley Chapel, and others to be announced pending confirmation.

See www.volusiabuddhist.org for updates and complete schedule.

For more information, contact Volusia Buddhist Fellowship at (386) 738-3715, visit the website at www.volusiabuddhist.org or email volusiabuddhist@gmail.com.

For more information on White Sands Buddhist Center, visit online at www.cattrang.org.

P.E.O. Founder's Day Luncheon: at noon on Saturday, Jan. 25.

Brevard County P.E.O. chapters will have their annual Founder's Day Luncheon at the Eau Gallie Yacht Club, 100 Datura Drive in Indian Harbour Beach. The social is 11 a.m. and lunch is at noon. The cost is $22, with a choice of menu. All members and all out-of-town members are welcome. Reservations must be made by Jan. 10, 2014.

For questions or reservations, contact Claire (321) 729-0707.

Daughters of the American Revolution 2014 Tea Party: from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25 at St. Sebastian by the Sea, 2010 Oak St., Melbourne Beach.

For more information, call Jo Solley at (321) 543-6232

'Foo Dog Days:' On Saturday, Dec. 28 the Central Brevard Humane Society and Foo Bar, located at 816 E. New Haven Ave., in Historic Downtown Melbourne, will be hosting "Foo Dog Days," from 1-4 p.m.

This monthly event will feature adoptable animals from the Humane Society, complimentary hors d'oeuvres and doggie treats, raffles, drink specials and more. Admission is free.

All animals must be on a leash or in a carrier and have proof of current shots, along with a county tag.

Donations of pet supplies will be accepted during the event for the homeless animals at the shelter in Cocoa and the Merritt Island Adoption Center, located at 155 Pioneer Road, on Merritt Island.

The Central Brevard Humane Society will also be there, providing the public with fun educational information about responsible pet ownership, and will have merchandise available for purchase.

Proceeds from this event will help to raise awareness and financial support for the "unwanted and abandoned" pets that visit the Central Brevard Humane Society each year, who need a safe and loving "forever" home.

For more information, contact the Central Brevard Humane Society at (321) 636-3343 or visit www.crittersavers.com.

Community Ladies Bible Study: Supreme makeover: study of James will be Thursday, Jan. 30 to March 6 at 9:45 a.m. at the Melbourne Beach Community Center, 509 Ocean Ave., Melbourne Beach.

To sign up, call Pat at (321) 722-9117.

Cost is a $7 donation.

The event is sponsored by the Community Chapel Melbourne Beach.

FIT's Continuing Education schedule: Florida Institute of Technology's Continuing Education Department has scheduled the following Lifelong Scholar Society Spring lectures:

'World War II: The Dark Side of Human Nature:' 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30 at the Knowledge Exchange, 5151 S. Babcock St., Palm Bay.

'Survival in Space: The Human Factors of Space Exploration:' 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12 at the Harris Auditorium on Highland Avenue in Melbourne.

'March to Victory: Perspectives on World War II in Western Europe:' 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27 at the Knowledge Exchange, 5151 S. Babcock St., Palm Bay.

Cost for the lectures is $20 each. Lifelong Scholar Society members pay half price. Membership costs $35 per year.

For more information, call (321) 674-8382 or email pdpregistration@fit.edu.

Third Annual ABC Awards: Applauding Brevard's champions is the biggest educational event of the year. An Academy Awards-style reception and show, the event recognizes the outstanding contributions of those who help strengthen the quality of public education in Brevard County and showcases the outstanding student and adult talent found in Brevard Public Schools.

Nearly 2,000 employees, business and community leaders will come out on Jan. 30 to the King Center for the Performing Arts in Melbourne for a reception, where they will sample exquisite presentations of food prepared by the Culinary Arts Students from local high schools, and then enjoy the entertainment and live awards show with host, Greg Pallone from Channel 13 News to hear the announcements of:

Teacher of the Year

Employee of the Year

Volunteers of the Year

Business Partners of Distinction

Principal and Assistant Principal of the Year.

As Brevard County's largest employer with more than 9,000 employees, Brevard Public Schools continues to be a major influence on Space Coast business. Plus, the district impacts more than 72,000 students daily.

For more information, call (321) 633-1000, Ext. 756. For tickets only, call Ext. 474.

Project Appleseed Rifle Marksmanship Clinic Offered at Port Malabar Rifle and Pistol Club in Palm Bay: Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the clinic starts at 8:30 a.m. and will continue until 5 p.m. at 610 Hurley Blvd. S.W., Palm Bay.

The events are on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 1 and 2.

Participants are taught fundamental rifle marksmanship skills that are to allow a rifleman to be accurate out to 400 yards, with iron sights, standard rifle and surplus ammo.

Most of the instruction at a Project Appleseed event is conducted on the firing range at 25 yards, at reduced size targets to simulate 100 to 400 yards. Students will learn safe gun-handling, proper use of a sling, and Revolutionary War history.

Please bring your own ear/eye protection, rifle with sling and ammo, rifle mat, bug repellent, hat, sunscreen, a packed lunch, snacks, drinks and plenty of water to stay hydrated.

A .22-caliber rifle allowed only. About 250 rounds of ammo will be needed per day.

Marksmanship Clinic fees:

Adults: $40 for one day/ $60 both days; youth younger than 18: $15 for one day/ $20 both days.

Active duty military, law enforcement officers with ID, and elected officials are free.

To register online, visit www.appleseedinfo.org.

For more information, contact Bruce Smith at (904) 424-3855 or email FL@appleseedinfo.org.

Panther women begin spring portion of season: The No. 4 Florida Tech Panthers Women's Golf Team will return to the course Feb. 1, as it begins spring play at the Tusculum Invitational. The tournament takes place at the Cougar Point Golf Club in Kiawah Island, S.C. It will be the first of five events for the Panthers before the championships get underway.

After the Tusculum Invitational, the Panthers will take part in the Lady Mocs Classic Feb. 17-18 in Lakeland. The two-day tournament hosted by Florida Southern will take place at the Grasslands Golf Course.

March 3-4 the Panthers will compete in the 38th Peggy Kirk Bell Classic in Orlando. The Classic takes place in at the Tuscawilla Country Club. March 17-18, the Panthers will be in Miami Lakes for the Lady Bucs Invitational, hosted by Barry at Shula's Golf Club.

The Panthers will then compete at the U.S. Women's Invitational April 7-8 in Charlotte, N.C. at Pine Island Country Club.

The championships will then begin for the Panthers April 13-15 at the Sunshine State Conference Championships. The Panthers will compete for the SSC Championships at Lake Jovita Country Club in Dade City. The NCAA Div. II Super Region II Tournament will also take place at Lake Jovita Country Club May 4-6.

The NCAA Div. II National Championships will take place May 14-17 in Conover, N.C. at the Rock Barn Golf & Spa.

For the 2013-14 schedule, visit http://www.floridatechsports.com/wgolf/schedule.

For the 2013-14 roster, visit http://www.floridatechsports.com/wgolf/roster.

Men's golf returns to the course: After completing the fall portion of the season back in November, the Florida Tech Panthers will begin the spring Feb. 3 at the Titan Winter Invitational. The two-day event is hosted by Eastern Florida State and is the first of five tournaments for the Panthers in the spring before the championships start.

After the Titan Invitational, the Panthers will compete in the Matlock Collegiate Classic Feb. 10-11. The Classic hosted by Florida Southern will take place at Lone Palm in Lakeland. The Panthers will then be off for a month before traveling to Valdosta, Ga., for the Southeastern Collegiate. The tournament hosted by Valdosta State takes place March 10-11 at Kinderlou Forest.

March 17-18 the Panthers return to Melbourne to host the Panther Invitational. The Panthers will then travel to Miami Shores for the Buccaneer Invitational. The event hosted by Barry takes place March 31 through April 1.

The championships will then begin for the Panthers April 13-15 at the Sunshine State Conference Championships. The Panthers will compete for the SSC Championships at Lake Jovita Country Club in Dade City.

The NCAA Div. II Super Region II Tournament will take place in Dooler, Ga. at Savannah Quarters May 7-9. The NCAA Div. II National Championships will take place May 19-23 in Allendale, Mich. at Meadows Golf Club.

The Panthers have one victory under their belt this season, as they claimed the Full Moon Invitational title back on Sept. 16.

First round play at the Titan Invitational gets underway Feb. 3 at 8 a.m. ET.

For the 2013-14 schedule, visit http://www.floridatechsports.com/mgolf/schedule.

For the 2013-14 roster, visit http://www.floridatechsports.com/mgolf/roster.

Brevard's Got Music: The Fifth Annual Brevard's Got Music Talent Competition/Show will be Sunday, Feb. 9 at 4 p.m. at the Henegar Center, in Melbourne.

The event is sponsored and produced by the Creative Arts Foundation of Brevard, Inc.

Twelve highly talented music students, selected as finalists after extensive auditions, will perform before a live audience and three judges, vying for prizes as follows:

First prize: $1,000

Second prize: $500

Third prize: $250

Fourth prize: $125

Tickets cost $22 and are available at the Henegar Center or online at www.henegar.org.

Intermission includes refreshments, wine and cheese.

The 12 students, ages 13-18, are comprise of: three pianists, four vocalists, three violinists, one violist and one flutist.

The Henegar Center is at 625 E. New Haven Ave., Melbourne.

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