FRIDAY, OCT. 5
. Antiques and collectibles: The Brevard Antiques and Collectibles Club will hold its monthly meeting Friday, Oct. 5, at the Suntree/Viera Public Library, 902 Jordan Blass Drive, at 10 a.m.
The subject will be "Blue. Please bring one item for study and discussion.
The group is open to anyone having an interest in learning about antiques and collectibles.
For more information, call (321) 254-5831 or (321) 777-1374.
. Annual rummage sale: The Cocoa-Rockledge Garden Club is hosting its annual rummage sale, Friday and Saturday, Oct. 5 and 6, at 10 a.m. at the Garden Club building, 1493 S. Fiske Blvd., Rockledge.
Admission is free.
For more information, call (321) 638-3840.
. Annual golf classic at Baytree: The Space Coast Florida Chapter of the National Association of Women in Construction will hold its 16th Annual Golf Classic on Friday, Oct. 5, at Baytree National Golf Links, 8207 National Drive, Melbourne.
The event begins with registration and lunch at 11 a.m. followed by a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m.
The cost is $80 per person.
Call Karen at (321) 544-7784 for more information.
. AARP Chapter 29 meeting: The local chapter of the American Association of Retired Persons will hold a meeting 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5, at One Senior Place, 8085 Spyglass Hill Road, Viera.
Lunch will be provided.
RSVP via email at email@example.com or call (321) 752-7550.
. Fall festival this weekend: Melbourne Main Street has announced that the 2012 Fall Festival is coming Oct. 5-7.
A tradition now in its 19th year, last year the Melbourne Main Street Fall Festival show featured 153 artists booths taking part in a juried arts and craft show, a patron program, live music, food, wine, beverages, vendors and entertainment for families, young adults, professionals and retirees.
This year's festival will once again feature a juried art show with nationally renowned artists and live concerts.
Performers include Tone Loc, The Supervillains and Unknown Hinson from "Squidbillies."
The festival will also be raising the fun factor this year with the addition of a Silent Disco.
Most commonly known in this region for its annual presence at the Bonnaroo Music Festival, silent discos are quickly becoming a must-have addition at dozens of festivals, clubs, Greek / university events, and private parties.
Rather than using a traditional speaker system, a silent disco features live music that is broadcasted and picked up by specially designed wireless headphones worn by the audience. Those without the headphones hear no music, giving the effect of a room full of people dancing to silence.
Historic Downtown Melbourne features quaint tree-lined streets and an assortment of unique retail shops, art galleries, antique stores and fine restaurants. Downtown Melbourne has become the entertainment destination for Brevard County residents, bringing people from neighboring Indian River and Orange counties.
Don't miss the fun starting at 6 p.m. sharp on Friday, Oct. 5.
For more information, visit www.MelbourneFallFest.org.
. YouthBuild Program seeks participants: Following the recent award of its third U.S. Department of Labor grant, Brevard Community College's Space Coast YouthBuild has started the enrollment process to recruit its next class of 16 students.
The goal of this workforce development program is to assist at-risk youth to attain a high school credential and further their education or technical/vocational training toward employment in an economically sustaining career. Sixty-five students will be served during the three year grant period.
Applicants must be 16-24, not have a high school diploma or GED and be withdrawn from high school.
Students are selected through a process, which includes interviews and participation in an unpaid orientation, giving them the chance to have a successful future that might otherwise be lost.
Information sessions about this free program will be held in October; registration is required.
Those interested should contact Amy Andrews at (321) 433-7383 or Cosanne Mistretta at (321) 433-7477.
SATURDAY, OCT. 6
. Free parenting workshop offered: Brevard Public Schools is offering its seventh annual "Parenting in Today's World" workshop.
This free workshop will be held at the Brevard County School Board building, 2700 Judge Fran Jamieson Way, Viera, from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 6.
Sharon Tolson, director of Florida Diagnostic and Learning Resource System, will be the keynote speaker.
Her talk is titled "Enjoy the Parenting Journey."
She will provide practical and inspiring information to help parents navigate the twists, turns and bumps on the road of parenting.
Following the keynote address, there will be breakout sessions.
For more information and/or to register, contact Ginny Gleason at Gleason.firstname.lastname@example.org or call (321) 633-1000, Ext. 389.
SUNDAY, OCT. 7
. Battle of the Bridges Triathlon: Health First presents the Battle of the Bridges Triathlon at Pineapple Park, 1521 Pineapple Ave., Melbourne, Sunday Oct. 7, from 7:15 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Registration is open for the 2012 Battle of the Bridges Triathlon (formerly, Health First Triathlon).
Proceeds from this event will support the Cancer Care Centers of Brevard Foundation and benefit cancer patients and their families in Brevard and Indian River counties.
For more information, email email@example.com or call (321) 426-5145.
. Animal Reserve Member Appreciation Day: The Central Florida Animal Reserve Member Appreciation Day will be noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, at the facility in Cocoa.
Visit tigers, lions, cougars and leopards.
RSVP at (321) 637-0110 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
. SPCA needs volunteers: The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is looking for volunteers in its adoption centers and thrift stores, in addition to needing foster homes for cats and dogs with litters of kittens and puppies and other cats and dogs, too.
Fill out the volunteer application online at www.spcanorthbrevard.com/volunteer to receive an invitation to one of the upcoming volunteer orientations via an email, containing instructions about how to reserve a seat.
Reservations are required to attend Orientation.
Upcoming volunteer orientations will be:
. Thursday, Oct. 18, 5:30 - 7 p.m.
. Saturday, Oct. 27, 1-2:30 p.m.
. Thursday, Nov. 1, 5:30-7 p.m.
For more information, contact Kris Dickey, volunteer coordinator, at email@example.com or call (321) 412-1151.
. 'One Day Fun Day Camp' registration: Brevard County Central Area Parks and Recreation is now taking registration for the "One Day Fun Day Camp" on Friday, Oct. 12.
One Day Fun Day Camps are held on days that Brevard County Public Schools do not have school.
The camp is for boys and girls enrolled in kindergarten through sixth grade and is offered at three different locations: Travis Park, 2001 Michigan Ave. Cocoa; Kiwanis Island Park, 951 Kiwanis Island Park Road, Merritt Island; and McLarty Park, 790 Barton Blvd., Rockledge.
The One Day Fun Day Camp cost is $30, runs from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. and includes a field trip to CinemaWorld to view the new release "Frankenweenie."
Pre-registration is required. Space is limited.
For more information or to register, call (321) 633-1874.
MONDAY, OCT. 8
. Luncheon meeting in Cocoa: The Active and Retired Federal Employees Association, Apollo Chapter 1137, will hold a luncheon meeting at 11:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 8, at Kay's Real Pit Barbeque, 1552 King St., Cocoa.
Speaking will be Don Stewart, the NARFE Region III vice president.
For more information, visit www.narfe.org/chapter1137.
. Prime Time social group to meet: Prime Time is a social group for seniors with a program or speaker.
It meets mostly the first Monday of each month, unless there is a scheduling conflict.
The next meeting will be Monday, Oct. 8, at 11:30 a.m. in the Social Hall of Temple Israel, 7350 Lake Andrews Drive, Viera.
Attendees should bring a "brown bag" lunch. Dessert and beverages will be supplied.
Following the social and lunch time, a program begins at noon.
The October program will consist of a presentation by Brevard County Judge Barbara Davidson. She will present an overview of the Brevard County judicial system and will also talk about her life experiences of being a minority in Mississippi.
Prime Time programs are different each month throughout the year.
Meetings are open to all, and all are welcome.
For more information, call (321) 617-9102
. Cribbage on Merritt Island: The Space Coast Peggers is a local group of cribbage players is in search of new members.
A nine-game tournament is played every Monday night, starting at 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 8, at the All One Family Senior Day Program, 585 N. Courtenay Parkway, Suite 101-102, Merritt Island.
Guests can play two times before they decide whether or not they want to join the club.
If you play "kitchen cribbage," you will enjoy playing with the Space Coast Peggers.
Call (321) 459-9379 or (321) 632-2088 for more information.
TUESDAY, OCT. 9
. Space Coast Women Express Network luncheon: Stephanie Falconi will speak on the quantifiable power of thought in the manifestation of personal success, with a brief discussion of fundamental quantum physics at the American Business Women's Association luncheon 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 9, at the Eau Gallie Yacht Club, 100 Datura Drive, Indian Harbour Beach.
Networking starts at 11 a.m. with the meeting, lunch and speaker 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Register by phone at (321) 795-8761 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
. Recognize a Brevard veterinarian: Nominate an outstanding local veterinarian for the 2012 James Herriot Award in a letter describing his/her humane deeds and contributions to clients and to the community.
In 2005, Robert Allen, president of the Palm Bay-based Daphne Foundation, instituted the James Herriot Award, named for the best-selling author and veterinarian who was known for his compassion for all animals and there owners, as a way of honoring Brevard's most caring and humane vets who also work to serve their community and animals in need.
Mail the detailed letter to: Daphne Foundation, 1199 Houston St., Melbourne, FL, 32935.
Nominations are also being accepted by email at email@example.com.
Deadline for nominations is Monday, Oct. 22.
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 10
. Maximize your retirement assets: Ayad B. Saad, an Edward Jones financial advisor in Suntree/Viera, is hosting an educational seminar titled "Smart Strategies For Maximizing Your Retirement Assets" at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, at the Suntree Country Club in Melbourne.
A complimentary lunch will be served. This seminar is open to the public.
To reserve a seat, RSVP to Lucille Stanchfield at (321) 255-2552.
THURSDAY, OCT. 11
. Grandparents raising grandchildren meetings:
. Oct. 11 - Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group meeting: 10 a.m. Grant Street Community Center Gym, Grant Street, Melbourne.
For more information, call (321) 631-7776.
. Oct. 16 - Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group meeting: 9:30 a.m. GRG of Brevard County Office, 123 Barton Blvd., Rockledge.
For more information, call (321) 631-7776.
. Oct. 25 - Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group meeting: 9:30 a.m. Memaw's Restaurant, 600 E. Eau Gallie Blvd., Indian Harbour Beach.
For more information, call (321) 631-7776 or visit www.grg-brevard.org.
. Halloween Horror Nights jaunt to Universal Studios: Club 13 will be going to Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios in Orlando from 2:30-11 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11.
The cost of the trip is $55, which includes dinner, transportation and theme park ticket.
Participants can be picked up by parks and recreation staff from schools in Cocoa, Cocoa Beach, Merritt Island and Rockledge, or parents/guardians can drop off teens at the Lower Level, at 840 Forrest Ave., Cocoa.
Club 13 is for teens in middle and high school; however, participants for this trip must be at least 13 years old.
Brevard County Public Schools does not have school on Friday, Oct. 12.
Pre-registration is required, as space is limited.
For more information or to register, call (321) 633-1874.
. 'Grandfamilies' holiday tree registration: Grand Parenting Again, a program of Aging Matters in Brevard, will host an "Angel Tree" at the Sunflower House for its clients this holiday season.
The program offers support to grandparents and other relative caregivers, 55 and older, who are faced with the challenge of raising grandchildren or minor relatives age 18 and younger.
"Grandfamilies" interested in participating should contact Janet or Barbara at (321) 452-4341 or attend a "GRAND Parenting Again" meeting.
The meetings are held at the Sunflower House on Thursday, Oct. 11 and Thursday, Nov. 15 from 11 a.m. to noon.
Meetings are also held at the Cocoa West Community Center, 230 S. Burnett Road, Cocoa, Thursday, Sept. 27, Thursday, Oct. 25, and Thursday, Nov. 29 from 5-7 p.m.
Gifts received through the "Angel Tree" will be distributed to grandchildren and grandparents at a holiday party on Dec. 15 at 1 p.m. at the Sunflower House.
Businesses, community organizations and individuals interested in donating gifts for the "Angel Tree" should call (321) 452-4341 or stop by the Sunflower House to choose an angel tag, beginning Nov. 12.
The Sunflower House, a program of Aging Matters in Brevard, is located at the Merritt Square Mall and is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
. Arts and crafts fair: St. Sophia Philoptochos Society of St. Katherine Greek Orthodox Church will present an arts and crafts fair and St. Katherine Greektoberfest Friday and Saturday, Oct. 12 and 13, at 5965 N. Wickham Road, Melbourne..
For more information, call (321) 254-1045 or visit www.saint-katherine.org.
. McLarty Park 'Parent's Night Out:' Brevard County Parks and Recreation will host a "Parent's Night Out" from 6-11 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, at the McLarty Park Community Center, 790 Barton Blvd., Rockledge.
Parents can enjoy a night out while their children enjoy games, crafts, pizza, chips, drinks, a movie and more.
This event is for children in kindergarten through sixth grade.
The fee is $12 per child or $10 for each additional child in the same household.
Registration and payment are due by 2 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 12. Space is limited.
All activities are conducted and supervised by Brevard County Parks and Recreation staff at the McLarty Park Community Center.
To register or for more information please call (321) 633-1870.
. 'Walk to Remember' at Rhodes Park: Join in for the Second Annual Walk to Remember, 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Oct. 13, in support of National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day.
Anyone and everyone is welcome to attend; if you haven't lost a baby or child but would love to support the cause, please join in!
The event currently provides support to Holmes Regional, Wuesthoff of Melbourne, Wuesthoff of Rockledge, and will soon be supporting Indian River Hospital, Cape Canaveral, and Parrish Medical Center.
This year's location is at Rhodes Park Community Center Pavilion in West Melbourne, which is off of Flanagan Avenue.
There will be face painting, a bounce house, food and beverages, music, raffles, crafts and a butterfly release.
There will also be a "Wall of Angels" this year to display your posters of your babies! Please join in and share this event with others.
For more information, visit www.cherishingthejourney.org/#!__events--walk11, where you can register for the walk, submit your baby's name for the T-shirts and program, order additional T-shirts and butterflies.
The funds raised through this event will help support additional families and hospitals for the rest of this year and the first six months of 2013.
Those wishing to donate for the raffle, call Jennifer at (321) 750-8354 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
. Attic Treasures and Bake Sale: The Dorcas Circle will hold its fall "Attic Treasures and Bake Sale" Saturday, Oct. 13.
The sale will begin at 8:30 a.m. and end at 12:30 p.m. at Suntree United Methodist Church , 7400 N. Wickham Road, Suntree.
Treasures offered for sale include, but are not limited to, small appliances, cookware, glassware, antiques/collectibles, seasonal items, jewelry, bedding, linens, books, toys, sporting goods, pictures, mirrors, silk flowers, CDs, DVDs, miscellaneous items and baked goods from Dorcas' finest bakers. No clothes, old TVs or electronics, old telephones or computers please.
Proceeds from the sale will go to local charities, such as the following:
. Daily Bread: a soup kitchen in Melbourne that feeds more than 200 people daily.
. Devereux: provides behavioral, developmental disability and residential care for children in the area
. Salvation Army Women's Shelter: provides assistance for victims of domestic abuse.
. Space Coast Center for Mothers with Children: provides shelter and job training for mothers.
. Make a Wish Foundation: helps critically ill children realize a dream.
Dorcas Circle would appreciate any contributions of items, such as those listed above, for the sale.
Items can be brought to the church dining room Friday, Oct. 12, from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
If you need pick-up, call the person identified below.
For more information about the upcoming sale, call Merle Gelles at (321) 504-9917.
. Call for nominations for LEAD Brevard's 4 under 40 recognition: Nominations are now open for LEAD Brevard's ninth annual 2013 "4 under 40."
Who are the young leaders in your sphere of influence that are making a difference today? Nominate them for this prestigious recognition.
The individual you nominate should possess the following criteria for this award nomination:
. Demonstrate excellence, creativity, and initiative in their business or profession.
. Provides valuable service by contributing time and energy to improve the quality of life for others in the community.
. Clearly serves as a role model for others personally and professionally.
. Are younger than the age of 40 on Jan. 1, 2013, and lives or works in Brevard County.
. Showcases a commitment to his/her personal/professional development.
Nominate a young leader today at www.LEADBrevard.org. Nomination forms must be submitted to LEAD Brevard by Oct. 15.
For more information, visit www.LEADBrevard.org or call (321) 632-8222.
. The Haunted Forest in Cocoa: The Brevard Museum presents The Haunted Forest Fridays and Saturdays, Oct. 19, 20, 26 and 27, 6:45-9:30 p.m. for all ages.
The Haunted Forest is a spooky event with fun for all ages. This year, the haunted forest includes live characters, pumpkin decorating, face painting, yummy treats, fun and games for children and a haunted path for adults!
Cost is $7 for ages 12 and older, $4 for ages 3 to 11, with ages 2 and younger admitted free.
The location of The Haunted Forest is next to Brevard Community College Planetarium & Observatory, 1519 Clearlake Road, Cocoa.
For ticket information, call (321) 632-1830 or visit www.brevardmuseum.org