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Community Calendar - north Brevard
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Posted: 2012 Oct 05 - 00:26


. Annual rummage sale: The Cocoa-Rockledge Garden Club is hosting its annual rummage sale, Friday and Saturday, Oct. 5 and 6, 10 a.m. to p.m. at the Garden Club building, 1493 S. Fiske Blvd., Rockledge.

Admission is free.

For more information, call (321) 638-3840.

. Save a life; adopt a homeless pet: During the month of October, the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of North Brevard's Mobile Pet Adoption Unit will have adoptable pets at the following locations:

. Friday, Oct. 5, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Publix in Port St. John.

. Wednesday, Oct. 10, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Petco in Titusville.

. Thursday, Oct. 11, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the SPCA Thrift Store in Titusville.

. Friday, Oct. 12, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Walmart in Titusville.

. Wednesday, Oct. 17, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Petco in Titusville.

. Thursday, Oct. 18, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the SPCA Thrift Store in Merritt Island.

. Friday, Oct. 19, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Publix in Port St. John.

. Wednesday, Oct. 24, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Petco in Titusville.

. Thursday, Oct. 25, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the SPCA Thrift Store in Titusville.

. Friday, Oct. 26, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Walmart in Titusville.

. Wednesday, Oct. 31, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Petco in Titusville.

To see a complete listing of all adoptable pets at the SPCA, visit www.spcanorthbrevard.com or for more information, call (321) 267-8221.

. 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Applicants must be 16-24, not have a high school diploma or GED and be withdrawn from high school.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.


. Three-mile challenge unites fitness enthusiasts: The Fourth Annual 3-Mile Challenge, to be held on Saturday, Oct. 6, begins at 8 a.m. at Parrish Health & Fitness Center, 2210 Cheney Highway, Titusville.

Day-of-race registration begins at 7 a.m.

The race represents an ongoing, friendly challenge between Parrish Health & Fitness Center and the Titusville YMCA.

In addition to awards for age groups, male and female and top finishers, the Challenge Award goes to the fitness center with the most registered runners.

Membership is not required to represent a team.

All proceeds are donated to the Y's Annual Community Support Campaign.

The race route will take runners from Parrish Health & Fitness Center to the Titusville YMCA, 2400 Harrison St., Titusville.

Registration forms are available at either facility, or at parrishhealthandfitness.com or ymcacentralflorida.com/y-locations/titusville.

. Animal shelter volunteer orientation: The Central Brevard Humane Society presents its Shelter Volunteer Orientation 9-10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at 1020 Cox Road, Cocoa.

Volunteers must be at least 16 years old and be dedicated about the welfare of animals.

Pre-registration is required. All volunteer applications must be completed prior to the start of the Volunteer orientation program.

For more information, call (321) 636-3343, Ext. 207, or email volunteer.coordinator@crittersavers.com.

. 'Fossil Month' at Sams House at Pine Island: The Sams House at Pine Island will offer a variety of free activities throughout October as part of "Fossil Month."

. Ice Age Hike: 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Oct. 6. Enjoy a two-mile guided hike along one of the most beautiful hiking trails in the county.

. Owl Prowl: 8-9 p.m., Friday, Oct. 12. Join the search for resident barred owls and other creatures of the night along the 1/2-mile hammock loop trail. Reservations are required. Call Katrina at (321) 432-3231 or email katrina.morrell@brevardparks.com.

. Fossil Fish: 10-11:30 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 13. Sturgeons have changed little over the past 200 million years.

. Florida Fossils Display: 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 13: Central Florida Fossils owner David Celli will set up a display of Florida fossils spanning the past 10 million years.

. From Ice Age Megafauna to Ancient Peoples of Pine Island: 3-4 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 20. Mastodons and giant ground sloths once called Pine Island home. See a presentation on these Ice Age megafauna and then take a short walk to the Indian Burial mound on site.

. Appalachian Trails and Tales, 3-4:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 27. Rex and Colleen Derin will share their gear and many humorous stories from their adventures hiking the Appalachian Trail.

The Sams House at Pine Island is owned and managed by the Brevard County Environmentally Endangered Lands Program.

It is located at 6195 N. Tropical Trail, Merritt Island, a half-mile west of S.R. 3.

The center is open Thursdays through Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tours of the cabin and the adjacent 1888 home are offered every Thursday at 3 p.m.

For more information, call (321) 449-4720.

. Blessing of the Animals: The Church of Our Savior, 5301 N. Atlantic Ave., Cocoa Beach, Saturday, Oct. 6, at 10 a.m.

Get a special picture taken with a $5 donation. There will be chances to win a gift basket.

Bring the entire family for a special blessing.

All pets must be on a leash or in appropriate carriers and have current vaccinations and tags for the safety of our animals and friends.

All donations will benefit the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and the Florida Wildlife Hospital & Sanctuary.

For more information, call (321) 698-1419.

. Citizens Action Committee: A Political Candidates Forum will be presented Saturday, Oct. 6, at 10 a.m. in the Community Room at the Cocoa Beach Public Library, 550 N. Brevard Ave., Cocoa Beach.

This forum will hear from candidates for the Cocoa Beach City Commission.

For more information, call (321) 868-1104 or visit www.cocoabeachpubliclibrary.org.

. YMCA free tennis play day: the Titusville YMCA will host a free youth tennis play day 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6 at the Titusville YMCA Tennis & Racquet Center, 3050 Satterfield Road, Titusville.

This event is in conjunction with the thousands of United States Tennis Association free tennis play days being held across the country in celebration of Nickelodeon's Worldwide Day of Play.

The event will utilize the USTA 10 and Under Tennis format, which allows smaller children to play tennis on smaller court sizes, with racquet sizes that fit their hands, foam and low-compression balls, a simple scoring system, all adjusted to ease kids into the sport.

Tennis equipment is provided but children are required to wear proper tennis shoes and athletic clothes.

This event is open to the public with an emphasis placed on family participation, effort and sportsmanship.

During the play day, parents and children can also sign-up for future afterschool tennis lessons or programming at the Titusville YMCA Tennis & Racquet Center, and learn about other USTA leagues and opportunities.

For more information about this event and other youth tennis opportunities, contact Nick Cordes, YMCA tennis pro, at (321) 269-3763 or email ncordes@cfymca.org.

. Historic Downtown Titusville events:

. Jazz & Wine is Saturday, Oct. 6 from 6-9 p.m. at 422 Julia St., Titusville. Cost is $10 for general admission and $25 for admission with wine samples.

. Thursday Night Live is a free music event from 5-8 p.m. Stroll the historic streets, shop and dine. Stores remain open late until 8 p.m.

. Third Saturday will be every third Saturday from 5-8 p.m. Third Saturday will be on Mariner Way and will feature food trucks, farmers market in Julia Courtyard and Artisans Village - featuring artists, jewelry crafts.

For more information on these and other events, visit www.mainstreettitusville.org, contact the Main Street Titusville office, 13 Main St., Titusville or call (321) 607-6848.

. Annual celebration: You are invited to the 22nd Annual Celebration and Gala. The event will be hosted by the Beach Place Guest House, 1444 S. Atlantic Ave., Cocoa Beach on Saturday, Oct. 6, at 6 p.m. with all proceeds benefiting those infected and affected by HIV/AIDS.

There will be food, entertainment, a silent and live auction, raffles and a cash bar. Attire is Florida casual.

The cost is $50 per ticket and $90 per couple, which includes a complimentary cocktail.

Contact Christine Hackford at (321)724-1177 for more information and tickets or visit www.projectresponse.org using PayPal


. 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 events@cflar.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 spcavolunteer@spcanorthbrevard.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.

. Activities and classes sponsored by Parrish Medical Center: October classes and activities sponsored by Parrish Medical Center and its family of services and programs include everything from childbirth classes to information for caregivers. See individual classes for location and contact information.

. Beginning breastfeeding class: Free. Call (321) 268-6682 to register.

. Moments to Miracles (childbirth education class): Parrish Medical Center Conference Center, 951 N. Washington Ave., Titusville

Cost is $50 per couple, and pre-registration is required. Call (321) 268-6790 for dates and times.

. Sibling class for big brothers and sisters: Parrish Medical Center Conference Center, 951 N. Washington Ave., Titusville. Call (321) 268-6790 for information.

Pre-registration is required.

Parrish Medical Center also has children's activities, diabetes education, fitness education and general interest classes.

For more information, call (321) 268-6110 or visit www.parrishmed.com.


. MOPS and moms next meetings: Are you looking for new friends? Do you need support and validation of your mothering choices? Are you ready to relax and enjoy the wonderful company of other mothers in the community as your children are lovingly-cared-for?

Come join Titusville Mothers Of Preschoolers, a mothering support group existing to meet the needs of mothers in the greater Titusville, Port St. John and Mims communities on Monday, Oct. 8 and 22, from 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Offered is great conversation, dynamic guest speakers and creative activities. Age-appropriate childcare is provided by a professional nursery staff.

Enjoy MOPS' Mom's Night Outs, regular play dates and the opportunity to connect with other moms all year long through an email network.

Contact Jenn Allen at (321) 632-4064 or email a.jennifer19@yahoo.com for more information.

. Food vendors sought for 'Movie Night In The Park' series: Brevard County Parks and Recreation, North Area, is accepting applications for food vendors for the "Movie Night in the Park" series.

Vendors will be chosen for the entire movie series, which runs from October through April, and will be expected to attend all movie events. Movies will be shown on a giant 23-foot movie screen.

Vendors may obtain applications at the North Area Parks Operations Office, 475 N. Williams Ave., Titusville.

Applications are accepted 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Special consideration is given to not-for-profit service organizations. The county reserves the right to limit vendors to one or two vendors per product.

There is no cost to submit an application.

Contact Mike Herman at (321) 264-5105, or by email at mike.herman@brevardparks.com for additional information on this and other recreation programs sponsored by Brevard County Parks and Recreation in North Brevard.

. Weekly activity calendar: The North Brevard Senior Center, 909 Lane Ave., Titusville, presents is weekly calendar.

. Monday:

10 a.m. - Senior Fitness

10 a.m. - Canasta

11:15 a.m. - Tap & Jazz

12:30 p.m. - Duplicate Bridge

1 p.m. - Mexican Train

6 p.m. - Country Couples

6:30 p.m. - Tap & Jazz

7 p.m. - Poker (first and third)

7 p.m. - Bunco (second)

. Tuesday:

11 a.m. - Pinochle/Cards

12:30 p.m. - Mahjongg

1 p.m. - Tai Chi

1 p.m. - Party Bridge

6 p.m. - Line Dance

. Wednesday:

9:30 a.m. - Senior Fitness

10 a.m. - Mahjongg

12:30 p.m. - Duplicate Bridge

1 p.m. - Line Dance

6:30 p.m. - Line dance

. Thursday:

10 a.m. - BINGO

2 p.m. - Scrabble

. Friday:

9:15 a.m. - Gentle Yoga

10:30 a.m. - Writers Club

12:30 p.m. - Duplicate Bridge

7 p.m. - Party Bridge

For more information, call (321) 268-2333.

. 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.

. 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.

. Space Coast table tennis:

Table tennis is alive and prospering on the Florida Space Coast. There are two clubs offering great facilities and competition for all levels of play.

Space Coast Table Tennis, run By Danny Nail, Bill Durbin and Bill Mitcheson, is open to play on Mondays at 7:30 p.m. and Wednesdays at 7 p.m.

Space Coast Table Tennis is at the Veteran's Memorial Center, 400 Sykes Creek Parkway, Merritt Island.

The second club is the Joe Henneke Melbourne Table Tennis Club at the Recreation Center, 321 Ramp Road, Cocoa Beach.

This club is run by Mark Mannarino and is open to play on Sunday mornings, starting at 10 a.m.

For more information about table tennis, call (321) 243-1048.


. Sunflower House hosts caregiver group: The Sunflower House hosts a Caregiver Life Transitions support group each Tuesday from 1:30-3 p.m. for former family caregivers who are transitioning to a life beyond the caregiving years.

Participants share their grief, memories and difficulties, as well as their strengths, joys, gratitude and discoveries.

The group provides a safe environment where members can form new bonds, reduce loneliness and find conditions favorable for healing.

For more information about this group, call (321) 452-4341.

The Sunflower House is located in the Merritt Square Mall in Merritt Island.

. Rehearsals for Space Coast Chorus venues: The Space Coast Chorus, an a cappella men's chorus, invites men who like to sing to join them as they prepare to present a program of traditional Christmas music at several venues throughout Brevard County, including Surfside Playhouse, churches, shopping malls, etc.

The program will include such Christmas favorites as "Silent Night," "O Holy Night," "Oh Come All Ye Faithful" and others.

Rehearsals will be from 7-8:15 p.m. every Tuesday, starting in October, in the Choral Room of the B. W. Simpkins Building (No. 4) on the Cocoa Campus of Brevard Community College.

For more information, call Arlan Ropp at (321) 636-0900.

. 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 catsong@cfl.rr.com.

Deadline for nominations is Monday, Oct. 22.


. Cheerleading and gymnastics: 'Cheersnastics' classes start Wednesday, Oct. 10, at Port St. John Community Center, 6650 Corto Road, Port St. John.

These cheerleading and gymnastics classes will be held from 5-6 p.m. Wednesdays for participants ages 5-12.

The cost is $20 per month.

This class is sponsored by Brevard County Parks and Recreation Department's North Area Parks Operations.

For more information, call (321) 633-1904.


. Titusville grandparents raising grandchildren: This support group will meet 10-11:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, at 805 Century Medical Drive, Building B, Titusville.

For more information, call (321) 848-8006.

. 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.

. Commission on Parks and Recreation to meet: The North Brevard Commission on Parks and Recreation will hold its next monthly meeting at 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, in the Brevard Room at 518 S. Palm Ave., Titusville.

One or more members of the Titusville City Council and the following committees may be present: Causeway Improvements Referendum Committee, Equestrian Trails & Facilities Referendum Committee, and the Mims-Scottsmoor Community Center Referendum Committee. The public is invited.

The Brevard Room is located in a building on the north side of the parking lot behind the Brevard County Government Center-North.

For more information, call Terry Lane at (321) 264-5105.


. Fall tree and plant sale at Searstown Mall: The Titusville men's garden club will present its 2012 fall tree and plant sale Friday, Oct. 12, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 13, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Searstown Mall is on Country Club Drive and U.S. Highway 1 in Titusville.

The specials will be: abelia, bald cypress, bottlebrush, boxwood, camellias, canna, crepe myrtle, crinum lilies, flax, gardenia, holly, jasmine, juniper, liriope, pineapple guava, roses, native grasses, oak, podocarpus, pittisporum, tea olive and white society garlic.

Tomatoes will be available.

Plant prices are 50 cents to $50.

Master gardeners and helpers will offer advice and assistance purchases. Applications for potential members will be available.

A free tree seedling will be given to children to support the "Titusville Tree City" designation.

Please bring empty pots/containers/trays for recycling.

For more information, contact Joanie at (321) 480-8807 or email freddiefla@yahoo.com.

. Owl Prowl: Search for resident barred owls and other creatures of the night along a 1/2 mile hammock loop trail at Sams House at Pine Island 8-9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12.

Reservations are required.

Sams House is at 6195 N. Tropical Trail, Merritt Island.

For more information, call (321) 449-4720 or visit www.eelbrevard.com.

. '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 info@cherishingthejourney.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.

. America's Boating Course: The Cocoa Beach Sail and Power Squadron will offer America's Boating Course, a United States Coast Guard and Florida state-approved, exciting and in-depth boating safety overview for all prospective and current boaters.

This course will give you the mandatory Florida license for those born after Jan. 1, 1988, with a boat engine of more than 10 horsepower.

The classes will be held on Saturday, Oct. 13 and 20, at the Cape Canaveral Hospital, 701 W. Cocoa Beach Causeway, (Route 520), Cocoa Beach, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Many boat insurance companies will offer discounts to boaters who successfully complete America's Boating Course.

The topics covered include: Introduction to Boating, Safety Equipment, Rules and Regulations, Piloting, Anchoring, Communications, Trailering, Personal Water Craft and Knots.

The cost for the class is $30. This includes the instruction manual and CD and an invitation to one of the general membership meetings; and upon successful completion, a six-month optional membership in the U.S. Power Squadron.

Students sharing the manual pay $40.

For more information, call (321) 452-3682, or email Granoldswag@bellsouth.net to register.

Learn more about the Cocoa Beach Sail & Power Squadron at www.CBSPS.com.

. 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

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