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Community Calendar - Palm Bay
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Posted: 2012 Nov 08 - 23:21


. Tournament for sight: The Satellite Beach Lions Club will host its 23rd annual Tournament for Sight on Saturday, Nov. 10, at the Habitat Golf Course, 3591 Fairgreen St., Valkaria.

The format will be a four-person scramble with a shotgun start at 8 a.m.

The $65 entry fee includes greens' fee, a cart, a barbecue buffet lunch, drink tickets, closest-to-pin and team prizes, goodie bag and range balls.

Planned silent-auction items include airline tickets, Arnold Palmer autographed item, cart golf bag and a Nike Victory Red driver. Tickets will be sold for numerous door-prize drawings and a 50/50 drawing.

Proceeds from the tournament support community projects, like eye exams and eyeglasses for the needy, grants to area school teachers, Christmas food baskets, Brevard Association for the Advancement of the Blind, community betterment projects, Serene Harbor, New Beginnings, Brevard Sharing Center and State outreach programs that address eyesight and hearing-related issues and diabetes, and Lions Club International Foundation.

The Satellite Beach Lions Club meets the first and third Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. at the Double Tree Suites by Hilton Melbourne Beach Oceanfront, Indialantic.

For more information, contact Joe Hauser at (321- 452-0376 or email josephhauser@bellsouth.net.

. 'Neighbor to Neighbor rummage sale: Brevard County South Area Parks and Recreation is hosting a "Neighbor to Neighbor" rummage sale from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10, at the Rodes Park Community Center, located inside Max K. Rodes Park, 3410 Flanagan Ave., in West Melbourne.

Eight-foot tables inside the community center are available for $15.90 each. Interested vendors must turn in their registration forms and payment to the Rodes Park Community Center by 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7.

The rules and registration form for this event can be found online at www.brevardcounty.us/ParksSouth or picked up in person at the center.

The sale is free for the public to attend.

This activity is conducted and supervised by Brevard County Parks and Recreation staff.

For more information, call the Rodes Park Community Center at (321) 952-3215 or email Danielle Hines at Danielle.hines@brevardparks.com.

. Christmas with the Space Coast Predators: Some of the Space Coast Predators football team, cheerleaders and vendors will be at the Crowne Plaza Melbourne Oceanfront Resort and Spa, 2605 N. Highway A1A, Indialantic, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, to help with your holiday shopping needs.

Proceeds will benefit the team, to help with the cost of home games, travel to away games and expenses incurred throughout the season.

A portion of the proceeds will also go to the Cancer Center Foundation.

For more information, call Cathy at (321) 288-5978 or email cathybatcher@spacecoastpredators.com.

. American Girl Club: Young ladies 6-10 are invited to join the American Girl Club at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, at Barnes & Noble, 1955 W. New Haven Ave., West Melbourne. This month, the discussion will be about how each "American Girl" spent their holidays. Crafts and refreshments will be provided.

RSVP is required. Call (321) 726-8817 or email crm2834@bn.com.

. Veterans Day parade and barbecue: To celebrate Veterans Day, Honor America welcomes members of the community to join in honoring veterans with a parade dedicated to soldiers, which will go through downtown Melbourne, as well as a barbecue and music hosted by the Melbourne High School Band at the Liberty Bell Memorial Museum, 1601 Oak St., Melbourne.

The event will start at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 10;

For more information, call (321) 727-1776 or email molly@honoramerica.

. Annual bake sale and craft fair: Southland Suites Melbourne, 2680 Croton Road, Melbourne, will present its annual bake sale and craft fair Saturday, Nov. 10, 1-4:30 p.m. The bake sale and raffle supports the Alzheimer's Association.

You may bring your filled Christmas child shoebox. Remember to note the girl or boy, as well as the appropriate age range.

For more information, call (321) 255-5443 or email edanna@brookdaleliving.com.

. Mel Fisher's "Today is the Day:" You will meet and greet Taffi Fisher-Abt, daughter of world-famous treasure hunter Mel Fisher, at the Barrier Island Center, 8385 S. Highway A1A, Melbourne Beach, at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10. Ms. Fisher-Abt will speak of her adventures in the search and discovery of the Atocha.

A meet-and-greet will follow the formal presentation.

For more information, call (321) 723-3556 or visit www.barrierislandcenter.com.

. The Ais Indians: On Saturday, Nov. 10 at 3 p.m. there will be a presentation by Alan Brech about the "Community of the Ais Indians," local residents well before Ponce de Leon's visit. The event is hosted by the South Brevard Historical Society, at the Melbourne Public Library, 540 E. Fee Ave., Melbourne.

The event is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Carol Andren at (321) 725-4115.

. Country western dinner dance: The Knights of Columbus, 6725 Babcock St., Palm Bay, will be hosting a country and western dinner dance on Saturday, Nov. 10, at the hall.

The event will be catered by JC'S Bar-B-Q in Melbourne with pulled pork, chicken and all the trimmings.

The donation per person is $15 in advance and $20 at the door.

Children 12 and younger will be $7.50 each. It is a B.Y.O.B party event.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with dinner at 6:30 p.m. and dancing to follow.

For ticket information, call (321) 794-4066 or (321) 951-9251.

. JAZZOO at the Zoo: Brevard Zoo's third annual JAZZOO will be Saturday, Nov. 10, from 7-11 p.m. JAZZOO, a tapestry of musical and epicurean adventures, presented by Christopher Burton Homes, will feature a vibrant night of food, drink, and music throughout the Zoo.

The all-inclusive event will feature favorite dishes and decadent desserts from some of the area's most popular restaurants and caterers, a variety of tantalizing libations and live music.

This year's event will highlight three distinct music venues.

The Meerkat Lounge in the Nyami Nyami River Lodge will feature live jazz performed by Slim Man, produced by the Brevard Music Group, with wine tasting provided by Crispy's Beer & Wine Bar.

Paws On will transform into a beachfront party, sponsored by Blue Bell Landscaping, with live surf rock from the Danny Morris Band.

The Flamingo Café area will come alive with music from Rod MacDonald & The Rovers and a Beer Garden hosted by World of Beer. Open bars will serve beer provided by Florida Beer Company, as well as wine (liquor is included for those with VIP tickets).

Brevard Zoo is located at 8225 N. Wickham Road, Melbourne.

Local restaurants interested in participating should call (321) 254.9453, Ext. 234 or email Lpalardy@brevardzoo.org to learn more.


. Honoring America's veterans: Giant Recreation World, Central Florida's No. 1 recreational vehicle dealer network, has announced its support to our veterans and their families with a complimentary breakfast, lunch or both, on Nov. 11 and 12. Many Giant Recreation World customers, employees and their family members have served in the armed forces, and this event is in recognition of their service to the country. Veterans can take advantage of this recognition at the Country House Restaurant, 13394 West Colonial Drive in Winter Garden, or the Palm Shores Riverview Diner, 5060 U.S. Highway 1, in Palm Shores or at either of Steve's Famous Diner locations, on 1584 South Nova Road or 2011 N. Atlantic Avenue in Daytona Beach. This special appreciation event will take place from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. on both days.

Visit the company's website at www.giantrecreactionworld.com to learn more.

. 'Taste of the Wild:' Central Baptist Church, 2503 Country Club Road, Melbourne, will present a free wild game banquet for the community at 10 a.m., Sunday, Nov. 11.

For more information, call (321) 723-3681.

. Open house and ribbon cutting: There will be an open house and ribbon cutting ceremony from 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11 at the Daily Bread, 805 E. Fee Ave., Melbourne.

For more information, call (321) 723-1060.


. Reservations for light parade: Registrations are now being taken for the Health First Palm Bay Hospital holiday light parade presented by the city of Palm Bay. This year's theme is "Inside Santa's Workshop." The parade is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 1. For complete details and to register, visit www.palypalmbay.org.


. Space Coast Women's luncheon: The American Business Women Express Network will present a luncheon 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, at the Eau Gallie Yacht Club, 100 Datura Drive, Indian Harbour Beach. Suzie DeBusk, entrepreneur, leadership coach and African guide, will be the guest speaker.

For more information, visit www.egyachtclub.com, email suejtyson@aol.com or call (321) 749-4684.

. Co-ed volleyball league: Brevard County South Area Parks and Recreation is currently accepting registrations for an adult co-ed volleyball league at Rodes Park Community Center, 3410 Flanagan Ave., West Melbourne. League games will be played on Tuesday evenings beginning Nov. 13. The cost is $260 per team, which includes a 14-game regular season and a single elimination playoff tournament.

For more information, call Rodes Park Community Center at (321) 952-3215.


. Selling your home: At 9:30 a.m., Nov. 14, The Fountains of Melbourne, 4451 Stack Blvd., Melbourne, will present a seminar. What are you waiting for? Learn how to sell your home, stage your home and downsizing options. Light pastries and refreshments will be served.

RSVP is needed by Tuesday, Nov. 13.

RSVP to (321) 984-1494.


. 'Winter Wonderland' bazaar: The Lutheran Church of The Redeemer in Melbourne will present a "Winter Wonderland" bazaar Nov. 15-17. All the items for sale are handcrafted by church members. Fall and Christmas home decorations are available, as well as toys. A bakery is planned, and a raffle.

All the proceeds will be given to charities. Hours are from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16; and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17. Admission is free. There are no vendor tables. The bazaar is located at the intersection of Babcock Street at Brevard Drive.

For more information, call (321) 723-4152.

. 'Mondays with Friends:' Bioarchaeologist Rachel Wentz will talk about her new book, "Life and Death at Windover," at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 15, in a free "Mondays With Friends" program at the Eau Gallie Public Library, 1521 Pineapple Ave., Melbourne.

Light refreshments will be served.

For more information, call (321) 255-4304.

. Stocking stuffers: A great gift for your friends and family this holiday season is the Central Brevard Humane Society's 2013 "Best Pets of Brevard" Calendar.

This year, the calendar will be $6 each in honor of the Central Brevard Humane Society's 60th anniversary. Copies can be purchased at the Humane Society, 1020 Cox Road, Cocoa, any of the four Molly Mutt Thrift Shops, located in downtown Melbourne, Merritt Island, Palm Bay and Rockledge, local veterinary offices and online at crittersavers.com.

Proceeds from sales will help 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.

For more information, contact the Central Brevard Humane Society at (321) 636-3343 or visit www.crittersavers.com.


. Florida Tech men's basketball schedule: One year removed from its first-ever outright Sunshine State Conference Championship, Florida Tech returns to action Nov. 16 against the University of Puerto Rico - Bayamon.

Bayamon is the first of three Puerto Rican opponents the Panthers will face in their opening four games of the season.

The second will come in the Hooters of Melbourne Thanksgiving Tournament, hosted at the Clemente Center gym on the FIT campus, as the team faces Puerto Rico - Rio Piedras.

The Panthers will end the four-game home stretch with a matchup against Puerto Rico - Mayaguez before heading to Orlando to take on NCAA Division I opponent UCF in an exhibition game.

After another one-game stint at home against DeVry University on Dec. 8, FIT will pack its bags for Las Vegas to participate in the Las Vegas Desert Classic, a two-game stretch against Cameron University and Abilene Christian. The two-day event will begin Dec. 15.

The Crimson and Gray will play its final game of 2012 on Dec. 19 when Iowa Wesleyan College comes to town.

The New Year brings with it the start of conference play. The Panthers will open up the SSC schedule in Miami Shores at Barry on Jan. 2. FIT split the series with the Buccaneers last season.

Three days later, the Panthers will quickly exit conference play for the first of a two-game home-and-home series against Palm Beach Atlantic. PBA will host the Jan. 5 match up before Florida Tech returns the favor on Feb. 6.

The Clemente Center gym will welcome FIT's first conference foe, Rollins, on Jan. 9. The Tars finished last season in fifth in conference play. The Panthers will remain at home for two more games including a marquee match up with Eckerd on Jan. 12. Eckerd ended last season just one game out of first place in the conference.

The month of February is filled with key conference match ups.

To view the complete 2012-13 men's basketball schedule, visit www.floridatechsports.com/mbasketball/schedule/.

For more information, call (321) 674-7484.

. Walk-a-thon/family fun day: This event will be 7:30 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Nov. 17 at Front Street Park, Melbourne. The walk starts at 8:30 a.m. There will be a special appearance by the Chick-fil-A "Cow" and "Baby Cow." The first 100 participants at check-in receive a free chicken biscuit. Many more fun activities include: the walk along the river, music by Jack Clutterham, face painting, massages, Zumba warm-up, old-fashioned games, such as sack race, wheel barrow race, three-legged race, ball toss and corn-hole, with lots of prizes for children. Fresh fruit, cold water, Gatorade and granola bars will be available.

. Homeless veterans bicycle ride fundraiser: On Saturday, Nov. 17, at 10 a.m. meet at Rusty's on Glenn Cheek Drive at the Port for a poker run. Swim, ride and make new friends. This bicycle ride will take you from Rusty's to several local watering holes, swim at International Palms Resort in Cocoa Beach and then back to Fishlips (at the Port) for an after party.

Ride bicycles, tricycles, unicycles only. All monies collected will go to the homeless veterans Christmas party.

Call Bob Socks at (321) 848-1630 for more details or just show up.

. Exclusive screening event: The "Song of the Mockingbird" exclusive screening event will benefit the South Brevard Sharing Center Children's Services Program.

Nicolosi, the artist and producer, will host a special screening of the documentary tribute commemorating the 50th anniversary of the landmark film "To Kill A Mockingbird."

This promises to be an "Evening of Inspiration" where Nicolosi and Academy Award nominee Mary Badham ("Scout" in the film) come together to share the intimate stories of the film, the book and the lessons learned by society thru the film.

This screening will take place at the Gleason Performing Arts Center at Florida Tech Wednesday, Nov. 17, from 7-10 p.m.

There will be red carpet photo opportunities, inspirational music, special guests and a dessert reception.

General admission and VIP tickets are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

VIP tickets cost $100 and includes an exclusive celebrity reception from 5:30-6:30 p.m., documentary viewing, complimentary valet parking, reserved seating, hors d'oeuvres, celebrity photo opportunities, autograph session with Nicolosi and Mary Badham ("Scout" in the film), post documentary dessert reception, and a 8 x 10 lobby card to Commemorate the Event.

General admission costs $25 and includes: the documentary viewing, post documentary dessert reception, and a 5 x 7 lobby card to commemorate the event.

Join in the fight against child hunger and homelessness by attending this once in a lifetime event. Proceeds go to the Sharing Center's Children's Services Program.

To learn more about the Sharing Center and its services or this event, call Kay Vialpando at (321) 727-8581, Ext. 209, or visit www.mysbsc.org to purchase tickets.

. Brevard Gator Club offers $4,500 in scholarships: The Brevard County Gator Club, with a donation from the Brevard Tropical Fruit Club, has three $1,500 scholarships available to Brevard high school seniors or Brevard County students presently attending the University of Florida as an undergraduate or graduate student.

Students must be entering the fields or be presently enrolled full time in the fields of agricultural or horticultural studies.

The deadline to apply is Nov. 30.

For more information, questions or to apply, contact Susie Bond at (321) 536-1869 or email susie@alumni.ufl.edu.

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