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Posted: 2012 Sep 07 - 00:32

First Friday Art Walk: experience EGAD

The Eau Gallie Arts District presents its First Friday Art Walk, 5-8:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7 in the Eau Gallie Arts District section of Melbourne.

Dance, sing, paint, sculpt - get hands-on with art.

Get moving with yoga or belly dancing at Yoga Inc. Watch a master designer at Eau Gallie Florist. Touch and feel 2,000-plus-year-old artifacts at Funk's Antiquary. Or get heirloom seeds and spiritual readings at Nature's Spirit.

Enjoy a hands-on project at the Art 4 Kidz booth. Decorate a cookie with a child at Sweetie Pies.

Meet art instructors at Ralph's Art Supply. Try out a handmade Spiral Flute in the park, Watch doll makers at Art & Antiques. Talk to exhibiting artists and watch them work.

In the Eau Gallie Square Bandstand will be open mic and jam with Sygnal Sounds.

Art will be displayed, music will be playing and stores, restaurants and galleries will stay open late in and around Highland Ave. in Melbourne.

For more information, email info@eaugalliearts.com.

Music and art at Highland Art and Studio

Special guest Beurcham Ball will be playing guitar in front of the gallery, while Matthew Livsey's newest body of artwork aptly named, "Out of My Mind" will be on display at the Highland Art and Studio, 1414 Highland Ave., Melbourne, during the First Friday Art Walk, 5-8:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7.

For more information, call (321) 243-9855 or visit highlandartstudio.com.

Groucho's Comedy Club

Melbourne Greyhound Park's Club 52 presents comedian Michael Panzeka at Groucho's Comedy Club at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8 at 1100 N. Wickham Road, Melbourne.

Doors open at 7:30 p.m., and show starts at 8 p.m.

For more information, call (321) 259-9800.

Blues night at Stonefire

The Stonefire Art Studios and Gallery is hosting a blues night with Peter Brown on Saturday, Sept. 8, from 8-11 p.m.

Cost is $10.

The Stonefire Art Studios and Gallery is at 2500 S. Washington Ave., Titusville.

Admission will be $10.

For more information, call (321) 652-6363 or visit www.stonefire.org.

Brevard symphony, chorus and band schedules

. 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.

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 hope4amom@gmail.com.

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 hope4amom@gmail.com or call (321) 608-8160 for more information.

For more show information, visit qwestwrestling.com or facebook.com/qwestpro.

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 bob.boyd60@yahoo.com.

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 symphony, chorus and band schedules

. 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.

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.

Space Coast Jazz Society

The Good Times Jazz Band will perform from 2-4:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9 at the Space Coast Jazz Society meeting in the Cocoa Beach Country Club, 5000 Tom Warriner Blvd., Cocoa Beach.

Tickets at the door cost $7 for society members and $10 for nonmembers. Cost is free for students.

For more information, call (321) 453-4191.

Community Band of Brevard revue includes baseball and the circus

The Community Band of Brevard presents its first concert of the season with "A Salute to America's Citizens: Their Lives & Pastimes" at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9 at the Merritt Island High School Auditorium, 100 Mustang Way (off North Courtenay Parkway), Merritt Island.

A musical revue of America and its pastimes, the themed concert will feature music by familiar American composers Aaron Copland, Morton Gould, Samuel Barber and more.

Vocalist Jeanie Black will perform the Sandi Patti version of "The Star Spangled Banner," as well as the challenging "Knoxville Summer of 1915."

Popular bass, Jim Boyles, will narrate "The Lincoln Portrait" and "A Day the Circus."

The musical 'tip of the hat' to American baseball, "Pastime," by American composer Jack Stamp, was conceived of during a Giants' game in Candlestick Park in 1998.

Led by conductor Marion Scott, "A Salute to America's Citizens" is free with no ticket required and no reserve seating.

For more information, contact Community Band of Brevard at (321) 725-9191 or visit www.CommunityBandofBrevard.org.

Second Sundays in the Park

Enjoy the sounds of Country Classics Band at 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9 at St. John's Park, 610 Young St., Melbourne.

Bring a blanket and a picnic, rain or shine.

A freewill offering will be taken up for the musicians.

For more information, call (321) 254-3365 or (321) 777-0168.

Family bluegrass, gospel band to visit Titusville

J.T.'s Bluegrass is opening its 2012-13 concert season with the Florida debut of the Punches Family in concert.

The bluegrass and gospel family band from Fredericktown, Mo., will perform at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 10 at the North Brevard Shrine Club, 545 N. Washington Ave., Titusville.

The six-member family band is currently on tour and will stop in Titusville for this single show.

Performing together for only five years, the Punches Family was named Entertaining Group of the Year for both 2010 and 2011 by the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music in America.

The Punches Family is the first group of the 2012-13 season to be brought to Titusville by Central Florida bluegrass promoter J.T. Shealy.

Order $21 tickets online at www.JTsBluegrass.com or call (321) 693-5508 for more information.

Luau at the Shrine Club

Join the "Ladies of the Nobles" at the North Brevard Shrine Club on Friday Sept. 14 from 6-7:30 p.m. as they present a Hawaiian luau.

Dinner will be prepared by the members, along with Jolene's Custom Cuisine.

The menu is sweet and sour pork with rice, a fruit display and dessert for $8.

The room will take on a tropical look and will include vendors offering orchids, tikis and other items to add to your garden or patio.

Everyone is encouraged to wear their favorite tropical attire.

The newly renovated banquet facility is located at 545 N. Washington Ave., (next to Alligator Plumbing) Titusville.

Call Jolene Corbin at (321) 267-4808 for more information.

Joshua Tree on 'Classic Albums Live'

The King Center for the Performing Arts presents Joshua Tree, recreated live on-stage, note-for-note, cut-for-cut, at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14 at 3865 N. Wickham Road, Melbourne.

Join in at 6 p.m. for the "Picnic on the Patio," weather permitting.

For more information, call (321) 242-2219 or visit www.kingcenter.com or www.classicalbumslive.com.

'The Comedy Murders of 1940'

Performances for "The Comedy Murders of 1940" will be at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays, Sept. 14-30, at the Surfside Playhouse, 301 Ramp Road, Cocoa Beach.

Cost is $20 for adults, $16 for seniors and active military and $13 for students.

For more information, call (321) 783-3127 or visit www.surfsideplayers.com.

Sponsors and vendors needed for 11th Annual 'Paws at the Pier' event

One of the Central Brevard Humane Society's biggest fundraisers of the year is "Paws at the Pier."

It will be held on Saturday, Sept. 15, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Cocoa Beach Pier in Cocoa Beach.

This event is an interactive pet-friendly fundraiser that includes the whole family and their "furry" friends.

Some of this year's activities will include live entertainment, pet contests, door prizes, silent auction and a vendor village.

Sponsorship opportunities are available for individuals and businesses at all levels.

This annual event features extensive promotion and offers a fantastic "bang for your buck" for sponsors - all while having exceptionally high charitable return for the homeless animals of Brevard.

The cost for businesses to be a part of the vendor village at the event is $50. All vendors must supply their own tables, chairs, promotional materials, display racks and setup staff.

"Paws at the Pier" is one of the Central Brevard Humane Society's signature events that helps raise awareness and financial support for the thousands of unwanted and abandoned pets that visit the shelter each year, who need a safe and loving "forever" home.

The proceeds from this event will also help to fund the "low-cost" spay/neuter facility, located behind the shelter in Cocoa.

If you would like to become a sponsor or vendor, contact the Central Brevard Humane Society at (321) 636-3343 or visit www.crittersavers.com.

Central Florida Arm Wrestling competition

Central Florida "Guts-N-Glory" Arm Wrestling competitors will gather at Off The Traxx Sports Bar & Grill, 918 E. New Haven Ave., Melbourne, Saturday, Sept. 15.

The tournament will be double elimination with trophies and prizes for individuals and teams.

There will also be a special grand master division for men 45 and older.

The "Battle of Badge" competition will feature firefighters vs. police force.

Registration and weigh-ins will be 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The tournament begins at 2:30 p.m.

Categories will be:

. Men: right-hand novice

. Men: right-hand open

. Men: left hand open

. Women: right hand open

Cost is $15 for first entry and $10 for additional entry, with $25 maximum. Spectators attend for free.

For more information, email dale1stsgt@aol.com or call (321) 431-8843.

Henry Mancini in concert

The Space Coast Symphony presents a symphonic tribute to American composer Henry Mancini at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15 at the Scott Center on the Florida Tech campus, 150 W. University Blvd., Melbourne.

For more information, email info@spacecoastsymphony.org or visit www.spacecoastsymphony.org.

Swingtime Jazz Band kicks off fall dance season

The Swingtime Jazz Band - the dance ensemble of the Melbourne Municipal Band - is kicking up its heels and starting its 2012-13 season with the annual Fall Kick-Off Ball on Friday, Sept. 21 at 7 p.m. at the Melbourne Auditorium.

Dance tickets cost $5 in advance or $7 at the door.

The dance will include a wide variety of selections covering swing, waltz, polkas and Latin music, as well as the occasional rock tune. The audience will also be treated to some new arrangements of old favorites.

Several soloists will be featured during the performance. Swingtime vocalists Sally Hart, a singing star with the Lawrence Welk Show, and Len Fallen, another local favorite, also will be featured.

The dance begins at 7 p.m. Those who would like to brush up on their dancing skills can do so from 6-7 p.m., when Laura Beers (www.adancersvoice.com or (321) 751-4766) offers lessons. The fee for lessons is $5, payable to the instructor.

Swingtime is also available for hire for community, church and other social functions.

For more information about the event, ticket locations and the band, visit www.melbournemunicipalband.org or call (321) 724-0555.

Atlantic Music Center announces first concert of fifth season

Classical pianist and composer Alexander Peskanov will be in concert at Atlantic Music Center, 25 S. Wickham Road, Melbourne, Friday, Sept. 21, at 7:30 p.m.

Cost for adults will be $27 and $20 for students younger than 18.

For more information, visit www.peskanov.com or call (321) 768-2221.

Free family and children's concerts

The Melbourne Municipal Band will debut its 47th season of free community concerts in late September with three special programs designed to be enjoyed by families.

The events also will serve as collection points for food donations for The Children's Hunger Project, which provides needy elementary school-age children on the Space Coast with free weekend food backpacks.

. Concerts on Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 26 and 27 will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Melbourne Auditorium, 625 E. Hibiscus Blvd., Melbourne.

. A shorter afternoon concert - complete with an instrument petting zoo designed to delight and inform school-age children - will begin at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30. This concert will be held at Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy's Scott Center Auditorium, 5625 Holy Trinity Drive - between Wickham Road and U.S. 1 on the Pineda Causeway road.

Attendees are encouraged to bring food donations for The Children's Hunger Project.

A complete list of items needed for the organization's weekend food backpacks is at the MMB website at www.melbournemunicipalband.org.

The concerts will celebrate music education, with pre-show entertainment on Sept. 26 and 27 provided by students who participated in the Melbourne Municipal Band/4 The Kids of Brevard summer music program.

Parents and teachers may want to download the concert guide, which will prepare young people to be knowledgeable concertgoers, by visiting www.melbournemunicipalband.org.

The concerts will include classics like Prokofiev's "Peter and the Wolf" (with narration), "Children's Corner Suite" by Debussy, selections from "Carnival of the Animals," as well as "Ringling Brothers Grand Entry March," "How to Train Your Dragon," "Harry's Wondrous World," and a medley of favorite Disney movie tunes sung by local students Ariel and Eliana Berrean.

This concert is funded, in part, by a grant from the Community Foundation for Brevard.

There is no charge for the concerts and tickets are not required.

Call (321) 724-0555 or visit www.melbournemunicipalband.org for more information.

More information about the Children's Hunger Project is available at www.thechildrenshungerproject.org/.

Space Coast Music Festival to benefit elementary school

Entertainers Against Ruining Their Home Awareness, Jack Link & Associates and the city of Cape Canaveral are preparing for Saturday, Sept. 29 when the city of Cape Canaveral will be hosting the Space Coast Music Festival, a benefit for E.A.R.T.H. Awareness's music in the schools program.

The Space Coast Music Festival is celebrating the kick off of the 50th anniversary of the city of Cape Canaveral and will be held at Manatee Sanctuary Park , 701 Thurm Blvd., Cape Canaveral.

Cost is $5 to enjoy 10 hours of non-stop music.

This year's recipient is at Cape View Elementary School in Cape Canaveral.

Aside from the unprecedented big stage talent and the beautiful waterfront setting, the event will feature a renowned and diverse array of critically acclaimed art, craft and food vendors. It will also feature an Eco Awareness Village celebrating National Public Lands Day.

Two stages of continuous music will feature top notch talent filling the day with unprecedented music. An international recording artist has been secured as the headliner.

The two headlining bands represent what is best of Cape Canaveral, the space program and the beautiful beaches.

The No. 1 attraction in the Caribbean, Grand Cayman Island's Own Superstars HI TIDE, Quintessential Island Style Music and the second national headliner Rocket Ranch will feature the amazing piccolo bass work of LA session musician Paul Ill. Paul was raised on the Space Coast and is one of the most national recorded artists from the Space Coast. He has recorded with such greats as Alicia Keys, Christina Aguilera and others, he has 27 platinum albums and many recordings to his credit.

Space Coast favorite original band, The Bone Dogs; the rocking tunes of Fun Pipe; John Quinlivan's Heartbreaker Band, featuring vocalist Shelly Maloney; the trippy jam styling's of New Gravity; Entertainer of the Year, 2011 - The Spanks Band; hard rocking Starring Blind; the folk and country stylings of Steve Hodak, Jon Parrot, Rich Deems and Eddie " Willie Nelson " Clevenger are already scheduled to perform.

There will be a classic car show cruise by High Performance Hot Rod promotions and many children's activities, kayaking, a drum circle and more.

Festivities will kick off with a VIP cocktail party at Rusty's Seafood in the Cove at Port Canaveral on Friday, Sept. 28 from 7-10 p.m., featuring jazz sensation Ocean Breeze.

The music festival will be held on Saturday from noon to 10 p.m.

There will also be a music memorabilia silent auction, raffles and more fun awaiting the music fans.

Make sure to buy your chance to win an autographed guitar.

From 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. an after-festival jam will feature the performers from the event, mixing it up with Space Coast sensation Luna Pearl at Baja Taverns and Eats in Port Canaveral.

The show will be held rain or shine. No coolers or outside food or drinks, no pets or bad vibes. Come enjoy a fun-filled weekend of great music, silent auction, kids activities and fun. Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and spend a musical day to help buy instruments for the kids at Cape View Elementary School .

For more information and special packages, call (321) 613-2275 or email info@earthawareness.org

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