Platinum Coast Chorus of Sweet Adelines International
There will be a community performance of the Platinum Coast Chorus at the Brevard Cultural Alliance's "Fall for the Arts" at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5, on the corner of Highland Avenue and Eau Gallie Boulevard, Eau Gallie Arts District, Melbourne.
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American Legion Riders Fundraiser
The American Legion Riders of Post No. 359 is hosting its monthly "Bike Night at the Tiki Bar" on Saturday, Oct. 6, from 5-11 p.m.
Live music by "Rough Edges" will start at 6 p.m.
Fish fry and clam dinners with all the fixins' will cost $6.
The post is located at 7260 S. U.S. Highway 1, Bellwood (Port St. John).
The public is welcome to attend.
For more information, contact Joe Marino at (321) 794-7105.
Central Florida Winds presents 'A World Tour with Band Classics'
Travel around the world, musically, with the Central Florida Winds. Visit ports-o-call, including Paris, Aspen, Mexico City, Hammersmith (England) and the land of Armenia.
Professional and semi-professional musicians travel from all over Central Florida to perform in this wind orchestra.
Soprano Sherry McLean will join maestro Richard Sabino and the Central Florida Winds for this unique program.
"Travel" with them on Sunday, Oct. 7, at 3 p.m. at Suntree United Methodist Church, 7400 N. Wickham Road in Melbourne for a free performance of some of the best music written for winds, percussion and voice.
For more information about the Oct. 7 concert, call (321) 223-6688 or visit www.cfwinds.org.
A second performance of this program will occur on Sunday, Oct. 14, at 3:30 p.m. at Riverside Presbyterian Church in Cocoa.
Call (321) 525-7825 for more information, or visit www.RiversidePres.org for free tickets.
Bluegrass at North Brevard Shrine Club
JT's Bluegrass presents The Spinney Brothers, a Canadian group performing southern bluegrass, at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, at the North Brevard Shrine Club, 545 N. Washington Ave. (U.S. Highway 1), Titusville.
Cost is $21 for general admission.
For more information, call (321)693-5508 or visit www.Jtsbluegrass.com.
Indialantic Chamber Singers
the Indialantic Chamber Singers will present its Fall Concert, "500 years of choral music," at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 5655 Stadium Parkway, Viera.
Cost is free, but donations will be gratefully accepted.
For more information, call (321) 960-5000 or visit www.IndialanticChamberSingers.org.
First Responder's fundraising gala
Families of the Shield is sponsoring a fundraising gala at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13 called "The Golden Age of Hollywood at the First Responders' Gala."
It will be held at the Hilton Rialto in Melbourne.
There will be heavy hors d' oeuvres and pasta bars, the group's signature drink "Shield of Honor," a specially designed cake, dancing and entertainment by The Central Florida Rat Pack.
Families of the Shield Inc. is a charitable organization, which exists to aid families of first responders killed in the line of duty and to assist first responders and their families in times of financial or emotional need.
The group's usual activities include providing food and toys for 200 first responder families last Christmas, delivering 80 Easter baskets to local shelters and the pediatrics unit of Holmes Regional Medical Center, providing Family Movie Day (free movie, soda and popcorn at a local theater), raising funds for scholarships and more.
For more information, visit www.familiesoftheshield.org, email email@example.com or call (321) 794-8901.
Vocalists Sally Hart and Len Fallen to perform
Attendees at the Swingtime Jazz Band's Oct. 17 and Oct. 18 concerts will be treated to a program of special "numbers" - that is, the selections all will have numbers in their titles.
The concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Melbourne Auditorium, 625 E. Hibiscus Ave., Melbourne.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
There is no charge and tickets are not required.
Well-known favorites, such as "Pennsylvania 6-5000," "12th Street Rag," "Route 66," "920 Special" and "Cocktails for Two," are among the musical selections.
Vocalists Sally Hart, who performed with Lawrence Welk, and Len Fallen, also a favorite on the Space Coast, will be featured.
The Swingtime band is under the direction of Art Martin, tenor and baritone saxophonist, who has performed with Warren Covington, the Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, Clark Terry, Dizzy Gillespie and The Platters, to name a few.
Call (321) 724-0555 or visit www.melbournemunicipalband.org for more information.
Oktoberfest adds craft and imported beer tasting event
The organizers of the Melbourne Oktoberfest, a staple event in Brevard County for more than 35 years, has made some changes this year in an attempt to increase attendance and appeal to a somewhat younger, more affluent demographic.
This year, the Melbourne Oktoberfest will host Brewhaha, an opportunity in which brew aficionados can sample more than 100 premium craft and imported microbrews.
Brewhaha was adapted from a popular event of a similar concept held in the northern states.
Recognizing its popularity, organizers of the Melbourne Oktoberfest saw a great opportunity and incorporated the event into the Oktoberfest experience.
The Melbourne Oktoberfest will be held Oct. 18-21, with the Brewhaha on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2-6 pm. Both events will be at the Wickham Park Pavilion on North Wickham Road, next to the Brevard Community Campus, Melbourne.
Those wishing to attend Brewhaha can purchase advance tickets for $30 online or pay $35 at the gate.
Admission includes entry to the Oktoberfest, unlimited sampling of craft and imported microbrews, authentic German food for purchase, live music and giveaways from Cumulus radio stations, WHKR 102.7 and WA1A 107.1.
During the four days of the Melbourne Oktoberfest, patrons can continue to enjoy German beers, authentic German food, traditional German music and a family midway with more than 25 rides, including fun fair treats, such as cotton candy, funnel cakes and candy apples.
For more information about the Melbourne Oktoberfest and Brewhaha, contact Tammy Wood or visit www.melbourneoktoberfest.com.
To contact Melbourne Oktoberfest directly, call (321) 633-4028, Ext. 15.
Jazz Night with Antoine Knight
The Stonefire Art Studios and Gallery is hosting a jazz event featuring Antoine Knight, on Saturday, Oct. 20, from 8-11 p.m. at the Stonefire Art Studio, 2500 S. Washington Ave., Titusville.
Admission is $10.
For more information, call (321) 652-6363, (321) 225-2145 or visit www.stonefire.org.
Hearts Out To Haiti Fundraiser
Hearts Out To Haiti, is going to have a first-ever 5K Run/Walk called the Schoolhouse Run, on Saturday, Oct. 27 at Ryckman Park in Melbourne Beach, starting at 7:30 a.m.
The Hearts Out To Haiti mission focuses on education and "Adopt a Teacher." That is why it is called the "Schoolhouse 5KRun/Walk."
For more information, contact Wanda Cordelli at (321) 777-0158 or Eddie Struttmann at firstname.lastname@example.org
'Flutes and Slippers' fall concert
The Space Coast Flute Orchestra and the Space Coast Ballet Company will present a concert of ballet, music and dance at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28, at Suntree United Methodist Church, 7400 N. Wickham Road, Melbourne.
Some of the lovely, well-known pieces you will hear dance accompaniment are "Flower Duet" by Delibes, "Dance of the Young Maidens" and "Sabre Dance" by A. Khachaturian, "Ancient Airs and Dances Suite 1" by Ottorino Respighi, and "Dance of the Hours" by A. Pochiellli.
The Flute Orchestra will also perform "Allegretto Grazioso" by Antonin Dvorak and some beautiful contemporary pieces, called Art Gallery Miniatures.
Space Coast Flute orchestra has 40 members and is one of the largest regularly-rehearsed flute orchestras in the world with contra bass, bass, altos, C flutes and piccolo.
For more information, visit www.scfo.org or call (321) 385-SCFO (7236).