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Community Notes
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Posted: 2007 Sep 27 - 23:20

Get ready to polka at festival

The 31st Polish American Festival is planned 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 7 at Fox Lake Park, 4400 Fox Lake Road, Titusville.

Food and beverages will be sold.

Music will be by Rick Piotrowski and the Orlando Polka Magic.

Advance tickets are $10. Tickets at the door will be $12. Tickets are available at the Visitors Center in the Comfort Inn, State Road 50. Tickets are also available in Titusville from Rosalie at (321) 636-1111, in Merritt Island from Phyllis at (321) 453-0235 and in Cocoa from Joseph at (321) 633-3099

The event is sponsored by the Polish Space Coast Lodge 2330 and the Polish Legion of American Veterans, Post 216.

Groups needed for Haunted Island

The Central Area of Brevard County Parks and Recreation has openings for creative organizations to work the Haunted Island Oct. 26-27 at Kiwanis Island Park, 951 Kiwanis Island Park Road, Merritt Island.

Entries will be judged on originality, overall appearance and public reaction.

There is no entry fee.

Trophies will be awarded.

For information, call (321) 455-1380.

Eagles motorcycle runs benefit Alzheimer's

The Fraternal Order of Eagles is planning motorcycle rides in October that will benefit its Alzheimer's fund.

Starting check-in is 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays at the Aerie, 3510 South St., Titusville. Ending check-in is 9 a.m. to noon Sundays.

Each rider finds sponsorship donations for the miles they intend to ride in the 24-hour period. There is no minimum or maximum number of miles.

Awards will be given for most miles, largets donations per mile and largest donation amount overall.

For information, visit www.foe3581.com or contact John Kaufman at (321) 267-1994 or eagleriders@bellsouth.net.

Solar center tours planned

The Florida Solar Energy Center, 1679 Clearlake Road, Cocoa, is participating in the National Solar Tour, Oct. 5-6.

Tours will be offered at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. Participants will see the facilities and programs of the center and the University of Central Florida. Exhibits and demonstrations of research projects are planned.

Cost is free.

Groups of 10 or more are asked to make reservations.

For information, visit www.floridaenergycenter.com or call (321) 638-1015.

History group to tour lighthouse

The Friends of Florida Historical Society is hosting a tour of the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse Oct. 8.

The group will hear a presentation by local historian Don Gaby and have lunch at the historic Halifax Yacht Club.

Cost is $64 for members and $69 for nonmembers. Cost includes transportation from Eau Gallie or Cocoa, admission, lunch and tips.

For information and reservations, call France Martin at (321) 676-6040.

Shop slates October programs

What You Love to Do, 602 Brevard Ave., Cocoa, is sponsoring several events and programs.

For information or to register, call (321) 504-0304.

Preparing Raw Gourmet Desserts: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 5. $25. Registration required.

Ask Dr. Robin: 6:30 p.m. Oct. 11. With Robin Siebold, relationship coach. www.robinsiefold.com. Free.

Breaking Molds & Setting Goals: 7-9 p.m. Oct. 12. With Christopher tims. www.soundhealing.org. $25.

Just Say Yes to Laughter: 7 p.m., Oct. 18. With certified laughter coach Pegatha McKeon, joyfulsounds27@earthlink.net. $10.

55-Pus Club meets Oct. 4

The 55-Plus Club of Satellite Beach will meet at noon Oct. 4 at the David R. Schechter Community Center, 1089 S. Patrick Drive.

The program will be by Florida Memorial Gardens.

There will be give-a-ways, door prizes and a complimentary lunch.

For reservations, call (321) 773-6458.

Foster homes needed for animals

The Central Brevard Humane Society needs foster homes for shelter animals.

All veterinarian care and medications are provided. The typical length of a stay is four weeks.

Foster parents must complete a short orientation and animal handling class.

For information, call (321) 636-3343, Ext. 207, visit www.crittersavers.com, e-mail communityrelations@cfl.rr.com or visit the shelter at 1020 Cox Road, Cocoa.

Animal blessings offered Oct. 4

COCOA - A Blessing of the Animals Ceremony is planned at 6 p.m. Oct. 4 at the Central Brevard Humane Society, 1020 Cox Road.

The Rev. Tony Quinlivan of the Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church will provide blessings to the animals in the center and for animals people bring to the event.

Light refreshments will be served.

For information, call (321) 636-3343, Ext. 207, or visit www.crittersavers.com.

Sea turtle group learns about coastal protection

The Sea Turtle Preservation Society will meet at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 4 in the conference room at Melbourne Beach Town Hall, 507 Ocean Ave.

Jim Eagan of the Marine Resources Council will speak on "Tsunamis and Hurricanes: Coastal Protection and How and If We are Ready?"

The event is free.

The group's monthly beach cleanup will be at 8 a.m. Oct. 6 at Coconut Point Park in Melbourne Beach.

For information, call (321) 676-1701.

Women sought for membership in Newcomers Club

The Central Brevard Newcomers Club welcomes new members.

Regular business luncheon meetings are on third Thursdays at various locations. Each features a speaker or entertainment. Those who wish may stay after to play bridge.

The group also plans day trips, has a book club and plays Bunco and mah jong.

Membership is open to women who have lived for no more than three years in Merritt Island, Cocoa Beach, Cocoa, Cape Canaveral, Rockledge or Viera.

For information, call Carolyn Erambert at (321) 754-2215.

Flu, pneumonia shots offered

Flu and pneumonia vaccinations will be offered 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 5 at the Isaac Campbell Sr. Community Center, 701 South St., Titusville.

Cost is $25 for flu and $30 for pneumonia. Medicare Part B and Health First will be accepted as payment.

A limited number of shots are available. Reservations are required by calling Terri Wynn at (321) 264-5040.

North Star plans grief support camp

North Star, a children's grief support group, will conduct Camp North Star from 8:30 am. to 3:30 p.m. Oct. 13 at 1250-B Grumman Place, Titusville.

The camp is for children, ages 5-12 who have experienced the death of a loved one.

For an application, call Rachel Rothleutner at (321) 264-1687.

The camp is provided free by the Hospice of St. Francis.

Holy Trinity seeks alumni for barbecue

Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy, 5625 Holy Trinity Drive, Melbourne, will have its first alumni weekend barbecue from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 12.

Tickets are $10. All alumni who attend receive free admission to the homecoming football game that night.

For reservations, call Jeanne Hakkila-wills at (321) 723-8323, Ext. 207.

The academy is looking for all alumni of the school. If interested in registering as an alumni, e-mail alumni@htes.org.

Eat at grill, help achievement center

Uno Chicago Grill is sponsoring a fund raiser for the Brevard Achievement Center.

To participate, people can obtain a ticket from the center and use it when dining in or carrying out Oct. 6 at the restaurant, 795 East Merritt Causeway, Merritt Island.

The restaurant in turn will donate up to 20 percent of the customer's check to the center.

Tickets, which are free, are available at the center's facilities at 1845 Cogswell St., Rockledge, or 300 North Drive., Melbourne, or by calling (321) 632-8610.

Eat at grill, help achievement center

Uno Chicago Grill is sponsoring a fund raiser for the Brevard Achievement Center.

To participate, people can obtain a ticket from the center and use it when dining in or carrying out Oct. 6 at the restaurant, 8260 Wickham Road, Melbourne.

The restaurant in turn will donate up to 20 percent of the customer's check to the center.

Tickets, which are free, are available at the center's facilities at 1845 Cogswell St., Rockledge, or 300 North Drive., Melbourne, or by calling (321) 632-8610.

Prime Time seniors to meet Oct. 1

Prime Time, a social group for seniors, will meet at 11:30 a.m. Oct. 1 at Temple Israel, 7350 Lake Andrew Drive, Viera.

Dr. Janet Helfand will present a program on "Sage-ing."

Bring a lunch. Dessert and beverages will be provided.

For information, call (321) 636-3484.

Health fair planned Oct. 13

A community health fair is planned 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 13 at St. Andrew United Methodist Church, 3380 Dairy Road, Titusville.

There will be free blood tests, blood pressure screenings, food and health information.

Scouts plan car wash Sept. 29

ROCKLEDGE - Boy Scout Troop 720 will have a car wash 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 29 at the Karat Patch Jewelry Store, Barton Boulevard.

The boys are raising money for their summer camp in North Carolina next year.

Beta Sigma Phi meets Oct. 8

MELBOURNE - The Laureate Epsilon Iota Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority will meet at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 8 at the home of Nicki Woodrow of Melbourne.

She will present the cultural program.

The theme for the sorority year is "Sing a Song of Friendship."

For information, call Jewell Patton at (321) 723-2250.

Junior League seeks sponsors for cookbook

The Junior League of Central and North Brevard will publish its first community cookbook in fall 2008.

The book will be a collection of member's favorite recipes and will include interesting facts and history about the Space Coast.

The league is looking for corporate or private sponsors. For information, call (321) 453-5718; mail to JLCNB, 240 Parnell St., Merritt Island, FL 32953; e-mail Brevardjuniorleague@yahoo.com; or visit www.brevardjuniorleague.org.

The group's upcoming events include a Macy's Shop for a Cause, Oct. 13 at the store in Merritt Square Mall; Pumpkins in the Park 5K Run and Fitness Walk, Oct. 26, Riverfront Park, Cocoa.

Boot camp fights breast cancer

Ultimate Fitness with Christie, 1402 Norman St., Palm Bay, presents its first Boot Camp Challenge 6-8 p.m. Oct. 11.

Cost is $10 a person. Proceeds will go to the Susan G. Komen Foundation for its fight against breast cancer.

There will be door prizes, raffles, food and more.

The event is designed for people at all fitness levels.

For information or to make a donation, visit www.ultimatefitnesswithchristie.com.

Israel benefit planned Oct. 6

The Kol Mashiach Sisterhood will sponsor a fundraiser at 7 p.m. Oct. 6 at the Synagogue, 1621 Lake Washington Road, Melbourne.

David Dolan, former news correspondent for CBS and CBN, will speak. He currently reports for American LeSea Television network and writes columns for World Net Daily.

Tickets, costing $10, will be available at the door. An offering will be taken for the believers in the land of Israel.

For information, call (321) 255-2557.

Fire prevention event planned Oct. 6

As part of Fire Prevention Week, Brevard County Fire Rescue will host a fire prevention event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 6 at Station 47, 7225 Murrell Road, Viera.

There will be food, soft drinks, recreational activities for children, K-9 demonstration and fire equipment display.

The fire rescue group will give away free 9-volt batteries for anyone needing to replace their smoke detector batteries.

For information, call (321) 255-4384.

Jazz benefit planned

The Central Brevard Humane Society Jazz Band will be featured along with 20 top Brevard musicians and vocalists at a benefit for Jim "Gentleman Jim" Agnostopulos.

The event will be noon to 9 p.m. Oct. 7 at the Merritt Island Moose Lodge, 3150 N. Courtenay Pkwy.

Mr. Agnostopulos is the pianist who founded the Humane Society Jazz Band, which has raised more than $25,000 for the humane society. He was every concert until an illness forced him to move last year to New York. Money collected will be used for his ongoing expenses.

For information, call (321) 452-5986 or (321) 459-2387.

The schedule of performances follows.

Humane Society band: Noon.

Bill Franz and the Riverboat Gang: 1 p.m.

Jim Turner & Co.: 2 p.m.

Sybil Gage Quartet: 3 p.m.

Mike Mirand and the Humane Society Jazz Quintet: 4 p.m.

Mark Hubrouck Trio: 5 p.m.

The Ragtime Rascals: 6 p.m.

Dave Wills and the Humane Society quartet, 7 p.m.

If time allows, there will be a jazz jam at 8 p.m.

Pianist Al Stevens will perform with the Humane Society band and will be the master of ceremonies.

Columbus Ball planned Oct. 13

The Italian American Club of South Brevard is hosting its annual Columbus Ball dinner dance at 6-10 p.m. Oct. 13 at its clubhouse, 1471 Cypress Ave., Melbourne.

Music will be by Lisa and Duff .

Cost is $15 for members and $18 for nonmembers.

Tickets are available by calling (321) 952-1693 or (321) 674-3848.

Health lecture looks at knee replacements

A Health First Healthy Happenings Lecture is planned 11 a.m. to noon Sept. 28 in conference rooms B and C, Cape Canaveral Hospital Medical Plaza, 701 W. Cocoa Beach Causeway, Cocoa Beach.

Dr. Michelle Henderson will discuss partial knee replacement and other options for the treatment of arthritis and osteoporosis.

Seating is limited. For reservations, call (321) 434-4335.

MOPS of Titusville plans meetings

MOPS of Titusville has scheduled several events.

This is a local mother's support group for expectant mothers and mothers of children up to kindergarten age.

Meets are 9:30-11:30 a.m. second Mondays and Saturdays and fourth Mondays at Indian River City United Methodist Church, 1355 Cheney Highway, Titusville.

Childcare is provided.

For information, call Linda (321) 383-8293.

Meetings and topics: Oct. 8, "The Kitchen: Restock, Regroup and Refresh;" Oct. 22, "Kids and Nutrition: Why it Matters What You Feed Your Family;" and Nov. 2, annual spaghetti dinner, $6 for adults, $3 for children.

Republican women meet Oct. 3

The Melbourne Area Federated Republican Women will meet at 11 a.m. Oct. 3 in the At East Club Restaurant, Indian River Colony Club, 1936 Freedom Drive, Melbourne.

Scott Ellis, Brevard County clerk of court, will discuss the recent Florida Supreme Court decision regarding special taxing districts and how it affects county and municipal taxing.

Reservations are due by Oct. 1 by calling Barbara Davis at (321) 727-1212 or visiting www.melbournegopwomen.org.

Seminar addresses slips, falls

A "Slips and Falls" seminar is planned at 10 a.m. Oct. 10 at the David R. Schechter Community Center, 1089 S. Patrick Drive, Satellite Beach.

The event is sponsored by the city and the Satellite Beach Fire Department.

Admission is free, however, space is limited.

For reservations, call (321) 773-6458.

Heart Walk planned Sept. 29

Nearly 1,000 residents are expected to walk with families, friends, co-workers and heart and stroke survivors during this year's Brevard County American Heart Association Start! Heart Walk.

The event begins at 8 a.m. Sept. 29 at Space Coast Stadium, 5800 Stadium Parkway, Melbourne.

For information, visit www.brevardheartwalk.kintera.org.

MOPS meeting set Oct. 4

Mothers of Preschoolers will meet from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Oct. 4 at Hope Episcopal Church, 190 Interlachen Road, Suntree.

Diana Hosein of Young Chef's Academy will speak on "Cooking With Kids."

Mothers of children from birth to age 6 are welcome.

Childcare is provided.

Cost is $5 for each meeting. Registration for MOPS International is $20 a year. Scholarships are available.

For information, call (321) 259-5810.

Tropical gardens welcomes visitors for fall

Valkaria Tropical Gardens will have its fall opening Oct. 6-7.

The garden has the larges collection of tropical of plants in Central Florida.

Featured will be 50 newly introduced variegated foliage plants that are salt tolerant and cold free.

Guided tours are scheduled 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Also featured are exotic plants that will bloom all winter in this area.

From Melbourne: Drive south on U.S. 1 to Valkaria Road, turn left, go three miles to Corey Road, turn left 500 yards to the garden gate.

For information, call (321) 768-1697.

Admission is free.

Knights of Columbus donate to charities

The Knights of Columbus donated $3,500 to Special Arts of Brevard during the Grand Knights Ball.

This was only a partial distribution of the $27,950 raised for local charities.

Special Olympics Bridges, formerly known as Adult Retarded Citizens, also received a check for $3,500. Harmony Farms Horses for the Handicapped received $2,000.

Other charities that received money included Devereux Children's Hospital, Prevent of Brevard, St. John the Evangelist Catholic Community, St. Mary's Catholic Community and Pantry, Pregnancy Resources, Challenger Baseball for the Handicapped and Soccer Challenger.

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