Indialantic Chamber Singers perform in Viera and Indialantic
The Indialantic Chamber Singers will fill the air with music through the ages with an annual fall concert at two Brevard locations.
The Chamber Singers will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Friday evening, Oct. 12, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Viera, 5655 Stadium Parkway, and again at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14, at Eastminster Presbyterian Church, 106 N. Riverside Drive, Indialantic.
The mostly a capella (without musical accompaniment) concert features Gregorian Chant, arranged by contemporary composer, Maurice Duruflé, as well as the Shakespearian text "Double, Double, Toil and Trouble," set to music by contemporary Finnish composer, Jaakko Mäntyjärvi, and other Shakespearian texts, set to jazz by George Shearing.
The program also includes two volumes of "Animal Crackers," poems by Ogden Nash, set to music by one of the most popular choral composers of this generation, Eric Whitacre.
Long considered Brevard's premier choral ensemble, the Indialantic Chamber Singers perform free public concerts, with donations gratefully accepted.
For more information about the Indialantic Chamber Singers or the upcoming Fall Concert, call (321) 960-5000 or visit www.IndialanticChamberSingers.org.
Classic Albums Live: 'Back in Black'
The King Center for the Performing Arts will present AC/DC's "Back in Black" at its Classic Albums Live night at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, at 3865 N. Wickham Road, Melbourne.
Classic Albums Live takes classic albums and recreates them live, on stage, note-for-note, cut-for-cut.
For more information or tickets, call (321) 242-2219 or visit www.kingcenter.com.
Space Coast Home, Garden and Healthy Living Show
The 2012 Spring Space Coast Home, Garden & Healthy Living Show will be 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, at the Space Coast Stadium in Viera.
For more information, call (321) 327-2753.
Viva Brevard Festival
Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month, the Viva Brevard Festival will be 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, at Palm Bay Regional Park, 1951 Malabar Road N.W., Palm Bay.
Viva Brevard Festival will have the following features:
. Business and Community Expo
. Immigration Workshop
. English for Speakers of Other Languages Program Workshop
. Entertainment: DJ Rafi Contreras and his 702 band will provide the main entertainment at the event, with Ricardo Tejada and his Latin Band, Bay Jazz.
Additionally, Javier Molinares will perform Latin music, including the official song for the Viva Brevard Festival. Folklorik groups from Colombia, Panamá, México and Puerto Rico will also participate.
. Kids Zone
. Latin Food
. Free admission
The purpose of Viva Brevard is to connect the Hispanic community with businesses, government entities, civic organizations and the people, in general.
Also, Viva Brevard promotes multicultural integration and community cooperation.
For more information, visit www.vivabrevard.com.
Family Fun Day in Titusville
The Eighth Annual Family Fun Day at the Police Hall of Fame, 6350 Horizon Drive, Titusville, will be 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13.
There will be free food, drinks, snow cones, entertainment, a bounce house, climbing wall, inflatables, pony rides and a petting zoo.
Free lunch will be served at noon until the food is gone.
For more information, call (321) 264-0911 or visit www.aphf.org.
Space Coast Symphony Orchestra event
The Space Coast Symphony Orchestra will present "Peter and the Wolf," with a live orchestra and stop motion animated film at noon and 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, at the Scott Center Auditorium, 5625 Holy Trinity Drive, Melbourne.
Cost is $20 for general admission, with ages 18 and younger free.
For more information, visit www.spacecoastsymphony.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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call (321) 794-8901.
'World Tour with Band Classics' opens season
The Dr. Vernon Boushell Concert Series will open on Sunday, Oct. 14, at 3:30 p.m. with "A World Tour With Band Classics" by the 55-piece Central Florida Winds Orchestra.
The concert series is hosted by Riverside Presbyterian Church at 3400 North Atlantic Ave. (Highway A1A) in Cocoa Beach.
Featured soloist for the program is Sherry Boushell MacLean, daughter of Dr. Vernon Boushell, for whom the concert series is named. Ms. MacLean will sing the soul-stirring "Aspen Jubilee," by Ron Nelson.
The audience will "visit" many musical ports-o-call during the concert, including Paris, Mexico City, Hammersmith, England and the land of Armenia.
A free ticket is required for entry and can be reserved online at www.RiversidePres.org or by calling (321) 525-7825.
Second Sunday in the Park
The West Shore Jazz Band will play at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14, at the park across the street at St. John's Church, 610 Young St., (Eau Gallie District), Melbourne.
The concert is free, but an offering will be taken for the local musicians.
The community is invited to bring lawn chairs, use an available one or bring a blanket.
There will be complimentary lemonade and iced tea.
If you would like to play in the series in the spring, call Elizabeth Murray at (321) 777-0168 so that you may send a sample of your performance.
Keiko Matsui live!
The Florida Smooth Jazz Foundation and the Brevard Jazz Series present contemporary jazz and world beat pianist Keiko Matsui at the Henegar Center for the Arts, 625 E. New Haven Ave., Melbourne, Sunday, Oct. 14, at 7:30 p.m.
Concert ticket prices cost $45, $38 and $32, plus a $6 per ticket handling fee.
For more information, call (321) 783-9004.
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.
Defenders Car Show and Florida Tech Aviation Day
The Melbourne Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Melbourne Police Foundation are presenting the Second Annual Defenders Car Show 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, at F.I.T. Aviation, 801 Harry Goode Way, Melbourne.
The car show is being held in conjunction with Florida Tech Aviation Day.
There will be vintage and military aircraft and classic cars together at one family event.
For information about entering a car in the event or for more information, call (321) 724-5400, Ext. 230.
Jazz Night with Antoine Knight
The Stonefire Art Studios and Gallery is hosting a jazz event featuring Antoine Knight, on Saturday, Oct. 20, from 7-11 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.
'Another Night To Remember'
A classic and modern Broadway review fundraiser, "Another Night to Remember," will be Friday, Oct. 26, at 7 p.m. at St. Mark's United Methodist Church, 2030 N. Highway A1A, Indialantic.
Tickets cost $10 each, with group discounts for groups of 10 or more. Call for details. Tickets at the door cost $15.
Proceeds go to New Beginnings Ministry, a halfway house for women just coming out of prison, and Shekinah Productions.
For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.spctheater.com.
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 email@example.com.
Sports Card Show
The Knights of Columbus of Rockledge will present a Sports Card Show Saturday, Oct. 27, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 3435 S. Fiske Blvd., Rockledge.
There will be 30-40 tables, featuring vintage sports cards to brand new releases, boxes, singles, sets, supplies and more.
For more information, call (321) 544-0749 or visit www.facebook.com/rockledgesportscardshow.
'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).