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Community notes
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Posted: 2009 Jul 09 - 23:15

Pet adoption event

Animal Guardians of Brevard, a local nonprofit organization, and the Brevard County North and South Animal Care and Adoption Centers, are co-sponsoring, "Pet-riotic Pets," from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Saturday, July 11. The event will offer reduced adoption fees, and refreshments.

Free identification microchips will be available for all animals adopted from this event at the south shelter.

The south shelter is located at 5100 West Eau Gallie Blvd., Melbourne. The north shelter is located at 2605 Flake Road, Titusville. Shelter animals will also be available for adoption at Daisy's Place at 587 W. Eau Gallie Blvd, Melbourne.

For information, call (321) 253-6608 or visit www.AnimalGuardiansofBrevard.org.

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren picnic

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren of Brevard will hold its fifth annual summer picnic for members and their families, 5 p.m. Saturday, July 11, from noon to 5 p.m. at Kars Park at the east end of Hall Road on Merritt Island.

Children should bring bathing suits and towels for activities which include a water slide, miniature golf, snow cones, water balloons and games with prizes.

Adults are asked to bring side dishes. Hot dogs, hamburgers and drinks will be provided. New members are welcome.

For information, call (321) 431-7731.

Ladies' evening golf league

Savannahs Golf Course, 3915 Savannahs Trail, Merritt Island is offering a ladies' golf league to women golfers of all abilities. Play begins at 5 p.m., Thursday, July 16 and continues through September. An introductory price of $10 including cart and tax is being offered for the first two Thursdays and $15 per person thereafter.

For information, call (321) 455-1375.

Art exhibit announced

"Cups, Bowls and Recipes" will be on exhibit at the Fifth Avenue Art Gallery, 1470 Highland Ave., Melbourne, now through July 31.

For more information, call (321) 259-8261.

Community leader named

Sandy Sanderson, a southern Brevard County resident and external affairs manager for Florida Power & Light Company, has recently received the coveted Golden Eagle Award from the Boy Scouts of America, Central Florida Council. Mr. Sanderson was recognized with the Golden Eagle based on his commitment to volunteerism and dedication to his community. Honorees are chosen by a selection committee of their peers, and by former recipients of the Golden Eagle Award.

Mr. Sanderson joined FPL in 1981 following careers in both Aerospace and Aviation. During his career at FPL he has held positions in marketing, energy conservation and external affairs. He is a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps.

Sandy serves as a director on the boards of a wide variety of local charitable organizations such as the Civilian Military Council, Brevard Economic Development Council, United Way, Marine Resources Council, King Center for the Performing Arts, Brevard Symphony Orchestra, Keep Brevard Beautiful and the Webster University Advisory Board. Previous leadership positions include chairman of the Brevard Community College Foundation, chairman of the Brevard Cultural Alliance, chairman of Junior Achievement, and president of Tiger Bay as well as the Rotary Club of Cocoa.

For information, call (305) 552-3888.

Naughty sketch fundraiser

Melbourne Civic Theatre, 817 E. Strawbridge Ave., Melbourne introduces "The Naughty Bits" by Adrian Cahill. The production is a fundraiser for the theater and mature audiences of 18 years and older are invited.

The performance will be held two weekends: July 10th through July 19th, Friday and Saturday evenings at 8 p.m., and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are $20.

Call (321) 723-6935 to reserve.

Couples sought for research

Florida Tech is seeking partners in current, exclusive gay or lesbian relationships. The institute will conduct a clinical psychology research project which reviews the relationship between severe personality traits and scores on couples' similarity and relationship adjustment and satisfaction.

Couples will participate by completing a personality inventory and relationship questionnaire and must come in together.

For information, call (321) 674-8964 or e-mail shahk@fit.edu.

City council sorority names new officers

South Brevard city council of Beta Sigma Phi sorority recently elected officers for the 2009-10 year:

. President-Irene Jarvis

. 1st Vice President-Olga Clarke

. Recording Secretary-Genie Jones

. Corresponding Secretary-Joyce Hagan

. Treasurer-Charlotte Haddox

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

Student receives honors

Kady R. Pecorella or Indian Harbour Beach was recently named on the Stonehill College dean's list. To qualify for the dean's list at Stonehill, students must have a semester GPA of 3.5 or above and completed all courses for which they were registered.

Stonehill is a Catholic college located in Easton, Massachusetts with a 13 to 1 student-to-faculty ratio.

For information, call (508) 565-1321.

Community Center Introduces Open Gym

The South Beach Community center, 500 Old Florida Trail, Melbourne Beach is introducing open gym hours to the general public. Play hours in the gym are Monday through Thursday 6-9 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The cost is $2.

Free public tours of the new facility will also be available on Mondays from 10:30 to 11a.m.

For information, call (321) 952-3210.

Resident receives degree

Heather Anne Youngblood of Melbourne Beach recently received a master's degree in arts in from Seton Hall University.

Seton Hall is small private Catholic university in South Orange, N.J.

For information, call (973) 378-2695.

Childbirth classes offered

Birth Resources of Brevard offers childbirth classes in many locations throughout Brevard County. Classes cover the components of breathing, relaxation, and position changes to help labor. Most classes are held in the evening and classes taught in Spanish are offered. Cost is $50.

Call (321) 252-4573 to register or visit www.floridaoutreach.com.

Ladies' evening golf league

Savannahs Golf Course, 3915 Savannahs Trail, Merritt Island is offering a ladies' golf league to women golfers of all abilities. Play begins at 5 p.m., Thursday, July 16 and continues through September. An introductory price of $10 including cart and tax is being offered for the first two Thursdays and $15 per person thereafter.

For information, call (321) 455-1375.

Vacation bible school for the whole family

Harbor City Baptist Church, 2711 Harbor City Blvd., Melbourne is offering vacation bible school for the whole family 6:30-9 p.m. from Monday, July 13 through Friday, July 17. The theme is the call of God and a special missionary project concerning Mark Fehrman, a missionary to China, will be discussed. A nursery will be provided to parents attending adult sessions.

For information, call (321) 254-8879.

Student named to honors list

Dylan Jones of Melbourne, son of Dr. Jeffrey Barton and Bonnie Bechtel, was recently named to the 2009 spring semester Honor List at Oxford College, the two-year liberal arts division of Emory University in Oxford, Ga. Students must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher to be named to the honor list.

For information, call (404) 727-6216.

Engineering student named

William Swalchick of Melbourne was recently named to the 2009 spring semester Dean's List at the Villanova University's College of Engineering.

To qualify for the Dean's List in the College of Engineering, students must be a registered full-time and earn a semester GPA of 3.25.

Villanova University, a co-educational Roman Catholic institution in Pennsylvania was founded by the Order of Saint Augustine in 1842.

For information, call (610) 519-7357 or visit www.villanova.edu.

Student graduates

Matthew Soss of Melbourne recently graduated from the College of William and Mary with a bachelor's of arts degree.

The College of William and Mary is a public university located in Williamsburg, Va. Founded by Royal Charter in 1693, it is the second oldest college in the country.

For information call, (757) 221-2623.

Sunrise Rotary Club annual dinner review

The Titusville Sunrise Rotary Club held its annual installation dinner at La Cita Country Club, Thursday, June 18th.

Bob Socks was presented the Rotarian of the Year award. Each winner exemplifies the ideals of Rotary in all aspects of their life by adhering to the Rotary motto of "service above self." Mr. Socks has been a Rotarian for 21 years.

Special recognition was given to club member Els van Engelenburg to honor her efforts as international service chair for the past 10 years.

In addition, Father Richard Pobjecky was sworn in as president, Timothy Roberts as president-elect, John King, secretary, Dawn Kling, treasurer, Jack Griesbaum, sergeant-at-arms and Dr. Brian Baker as immediate past president.

The club completed numerous service projects during the 2008-09 year. Projects included purchasing, preparing and serving community dinners to local residents at the Harry T. Moore center, building a playground for Louisiana victims of Hurricane Katrina, hosting international visitors from Brazil, purchasing supplies for the children of Country Acres Children's Home, providing financial support for Rotary International's effort to eradicate polio and conducting a "Diaper Drive" to provide local underprivileged parents with diapers to help protect the health of young children.

The Titusville Sunrise Rotary Club welcomes local business people to visit the club. Weekly breakfast meeting s are held at La Cita Country Club, 777 Country Club Drive, Titusville, 7:15 a.m. every Tuesday.

For information, call (321) 267-2545 or visit www.titusvillesunriserotary.org.

Back to school bash

New Venture Church, 77 Carpenter Road, Titusville is having a back to school event Saturday, July 25 from 3-7 p.m. Activities include: inflatables, water-slide, rock climbing, face-painting, balloon animals, games, music, door prizes, food, drinks, snow-cones, worship and more. Donations of either two school supplies or $2 will be accepted for local families and schools.

For information, call (321) 267-2824.

Magen David Messianic Synagogue has moved

The Magen David Messianic Synagogue has moved. The new location is 3900 Fay Blvd, Port St. John,

Erev Shabbat service is Friday evenings at 6:30 p.m. followed by snacks and fellowship.

For information, call Rabbi Jem Golden at (321) 213-2259.

Child grief program needs volunteers

North Star, the child grief support program at Hospice of St. Francis, needs several caring adult volunteers to help. We are looking for men and women who are energetic, compassionate and patient. Volunteers must be willing to commit to the required screening and training. The North Star children's groups are designed for children from age 3 to 18 and meet in the evenings from 5:30-9 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Volunteers are asked to commit to eight hours per month. No previous experience is required.

Training is free; classes will be held on from 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 4, 11 and 18, Classes will meet once a week for three weeks at Hospice of St. Francis, 1250-B Grumman Place, Titusville, FL 32780.

To register, call (321) 264-1687.

Freebies for students

Fellowship United Methodist Church, 975 Malabar Road, Palm Bay will be hosting a "Back to School Bash", 5:30-8 p.m., Saturday, July 18 with refreshments and entertainment. The first 500 students, from kindergarten through fifth grade, will receive backpacks with supplies if accompanied by parents with a valid I.D. showing residency in Palm Bay. There will also be free vision and hearing tests, fingerprinting and photographing.

For information, call (321) 723-2143.

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