Ongoing karaoke contest benefits homeless animals
The "Karaoke Contest for Critters" is an eight-week-long contest being held at Thirsty Bones, 221 Crockett Blvd., Merritt Island.
It is running now, and will continue through the finals on Oct. 4 to see who is the best karaoke singer in Brevard.
Votes will be tallied by donations made to benefit the Central Brevard Humane Society in Cocoa.
Contestants must be human and 21 or older.
All entries (with their song choice) must be received before 9 p.m. when the contest starts, and only 20 individuals can enter per night.
Winners will be chosen by celebrity judges for vocal quality, stage presence and audience response.
The grand prize is a one-hour recording session to the winner, and there will be great prizes given to two contestants each week who will be competing in the finals on Thursday, Oct. 4.
For more information or to register, contact Milt Kendall at (321) 243-4396.
Brevard symphony, chorus and band schedules
. Brevard Community Chorus: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 4 - rehearsals resume at Brevard Community College, Bldg. 9, Room 160, 3865 N. Wickham Road, Melbourne. Call (321) 433-7629.
. Community Band of Brevard: 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9 - "A Salute to America's Citizens," a musical review of America and its pastimes, at Merritt Island High School Auditorium, 100 Mustang Way (off North Courtenay Parkway), Merritt Island. Call (321) 725-9191 or visit www.CommunityBandOfBrevard.org
. JT's Bluegrass: "The Punches Family in Concert:" 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 10 - acoustic bluegrass and gospel at the North Brevard Shrine Club, 545 N. Washington Ave. (U.S. Highway 1), Titusville. Call (321) 693-5508.
. Melbourne Community Orchestra: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 12-13 - "Highlights of the Season," a sneak preview of concerts planned for 2012-13 at the Melbourne Auditorium, 625 Hibiscus Blvd., Melbourne. Call (321) 952-9949 or visit www.MCOrchestra.org.
. Space Coast Symphony Orchestra: 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15 - "Henry Mancini in Concert," a symphonic tribute to one of America's greatest composers at the Scott Center Auditorium at Holy Trinity, 5625 Holy Trinity Drive, Melbourne. Call (855) 252-7276 or visit www.SpaceCoastSymphony.org.
First Friday Art Walk
The Eau Gallie Arts District presents its First Friday Art Walk, 5:30-8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7 in the Eau Gallie Arts District section of Melbourne.
Art will be displayed, music will be playing and stores, restaurants and galleries will stay open late in and around Highland Ave.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com or visit www.egadartlab.com, artandantiquestudio.com, highlandartstudio.com, foosanerartmuseum.org or indianriverpotters.com.
Pro wrestling at Viera High School
Quality Wrestling Every Single Time Pro Wrestling presents "We're Body Slammin' Breast Cancer with Hope for a Single Mom" fundraiser Saturday, Sept. 8.
Doors open at 11:30 a.m. at Viera High School Gymnasium, 6103 Stadium Parkway, Melbourne.
QWEST Pro will feature professional wrestler Devon Dudley and the best local talent in the state of Florida, as well as former Total Nonstop Action professional wrestler Jesse Neal, in a variety of exhibition matches.
Local business and organizations will be on hand to join in the fight.
Hope for a Single Mom is an affiliate of Brevard County's Breast Friends, a not-for-profit organization raising funds to help support single moms in Brevard who are battling breast cancer.
Financial support is provided to selected recipients as they undergo treatments.
Tax deductible, direct donations for the Hope for a Single Mom fund can be sent to: Breast Friends Organization, a 501 3C group. Mailing address: 1309 S. Babcock St., Melbourne, FL 32901.
Tickets may be purchased at the door on the day of the event or in advance by contacting Premiere Medical Aesthetics at (321) 608-8160, SeaCoast National Bank at (321) 635-2440 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ticket prices are $5 for children and $10 for adults.
All of the proceeds will be donated to the Hope for a Single Mom foundation.
Events sponsors are welcomed, and volunteers are needed. Email email@example.com or call (321) 608-8160 for more information.
For more show information, visit qwestwrestling.com or facebook.com/qwestpro.
Groucho's Comedy Club in Melbourne
Groucho's Melbourne Greyhound Park Club 52 presents comedian Brian Bradley, master of improvisation, actor and comedian, as seen on "Seinfeld," "Amazing Stories" and Broadway.
Show starts at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 1, with doors open at 7:30 p.m.
Cost is $12 per person.
The Melbourne Greyhound Park Club 52 is at 1100 N. Wickham Road, Melbourne.
For more information, call (321) 259-9800.
Health's Angels Heart Ride
The community is invited to the inagural Health's Angels Heart Ride to be held Saturday, Sept. 8.
Riders will start and finish at the Melbourne Auditorium at 625 E. Hibiscus Blvd. in Melbourne, with kickstands up at 9 a.m.
The entry fee is $25 per rider or passenger, with proceeds going to support the American Heart Association.
Riders will receive a continental breakfast donated by G4S Secure Solutions, a lunch donated by Health First and an event T-shirt.
Riders may register and pay at the event or visit www.brevardheartwalk.org. Click on Health's Angels Motorcycle Ride.
For more information, call Bob Boyd at (321) 302-1990 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nana's House music jam at Camp Holly
Nana's House presents a family fun event 2-8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8 at Camp Holly Fish Camp, 6901 U.S. 192, 2.7 miles west of I-95.
Three bands will be performing live.
There will be a corn hole tournament, raffle, barbecue, a bounce house and face painting.
Nana's House provides a safe, secure, loving home where neglected, abused, needy or abandoned children can come and experience God's love.
For more information, call (321) 626-6212.
Professional firefighters '9/11 Rememberance Poker Run'
Help support the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation at the Cocoa Beach Professional Firefighters "9/11 Rememberance Poker Run," Sunday, Sept. 9, starting at the Veterans of Foreign Wars No. 10148, 150 Minuteman Causeway, Cocoa Beach, with the last stop at Johnathan's Pub.
Registration begins at 9 a.m. Register early and get breakfast. All bikes leave at 11 a.m.
Cost is $15 per bike, $5 per rider and $5 per hand. Winner of the "Best Hand" receives $250.
For more information, visit www.cocoabeachfire.com.
Brevard Music Group looking for new employee
The Brevard Music Group is seeking a part-time Facebook/Twitter/email blast person.
The qualifications are:
. Expert knowledge of Facebook and Twitter
. Knowledgeable in building emails, preferably with Constant Contact
. Knowledgeable in putting together posters and fliers for events
. Must have your own laptop
. Must be an excellent communicator/writer/researcher
. Must have a friendly disposition
Email your resume to email@example.com and include your name and contact numbers.
Benefits include flexible work hours from your home, an hourly wage and tickets to all Brevard Music Group / Brevard Jazz Series events.