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Community Calendar - north Brevard
Rating: 3.25 / 5 (16 votes)  
Posted: 2012 Nov 08 - 23:21

FRIDAY, NOV. 9

. Annual fall bazaar: The Holy Spirit Council of Catholic Women is holding its annual fall bazaar Friday, Nov. 9, and Saturday, Nov. 10, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Holy Spirit Emmaus Hall, 2309 Holder Road, Mims.

Lunch will be served from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for hungry shoppers. There will be a bake sale, arts and crafts and a silent auction, with gift certificates from local restaurants, stores, dog and car care, Kennedy Space Center tickets, motels, pizza and bowling.

For more information, contact Pat Urbano at (321) 268-2171.

. Free fish fry: The community is invited to enjoy a free fish fry from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, at the Isaac Campbell Sr. Community Center, 701 South St., Titusville.

This event is co-sponsored by the Isaac Campbell Seniors Club and Brevard County Board of County Commissioners, Parks and Recreation Department, North Area Parks Operations.

For more information, call Tommy Myers at (321) 264-5040.

. Spaghetti dinner: The Mothers of Preschoolers annual spaghetti dinner will be at Indian River City United Methodist Church in the Wesley Fellowship Hall and Studio 153 at 5-7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9. The hall and studio is at 1355 Cheney Highway, Titusville.

Cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children. Take out is $6.

All proceeds go to offset the cost of childcare and other resources needed during the year. MOPS is a nonprofit organization.

For more information about this event, call Jenn Allen at (954) 650-0006.

SATURDAY, NOV. 10

. 'Planes, trains and automobiles:' The Valiant Air Command is planning its annual Veteran's Day open house. As part of the "Planes, trains and automobiles" theme, if you would like to display your vehicle during one or both of the open house days, call (321) 268-1941.

Give your name, phone number and year/make of your automobile and our contact will coordinate with you about an appearance. Don't miss another great Veteran's Day weekend open house at the Valiant Air Command, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 10 and 11. Admission is free for all military, active or retired, and all Brevard County residents; with ID and free admission to any Florida resident with ID. Bring canned goods for a local charity and/or a toy for the "Toys for Tots" drop-off point.

For more information contact (321) 268-1941, or visit www.vacwarbirds.org.

. Enchanted Forest events:

? Guided nature hikes: A 45-minute, interpretive hike is offered every Saturday at 10 a.m. on the trails of the Enchanted Forest Sanctuary. Bring a hat, water and walking shoes. No reservations are needed. Groups of 5 or more, please RSVP.

For more information, call (321) 264-5185.

. Photography club: A program for all levels of photography will be 9-11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 17. This program is free and reservations are not required.

For more information, call (321) 264-5185.

. Friends of Enchanted Forest field trip: On Saturday, Nov. 17 at 2 p.m. meet at Green Marketplace, 4880 Coconut Ave., Cocoa. Explore the grounds and visit the chickens and farm animals. There will be presentations on plants, farm products, bats and bees. You may shop for groceries, plants and products in the shop.

RSVP to (321) 268-5888.

. Forest Funday: This is a nature program for children and families to help them enjoy the outdoors. Join anytime between 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18, to do a sanctuary search (a non-collecting scavenger hunt), an activity and an art project. This is free and fun for all.

The Enchanted Forest hours are: Tuesday through Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and closed Mondays.

It is located at 444 Columbia Blvd., Titusville.

For more information, call (321) 264-5185 or visit www.eelbrevard.com

No pets, bikes or smoking are allowed in the sanctuary.

. General Membership meetings of the NAACP Central Brevard County Branch: On Saturday, Nov. 10, the election of officers and at-large members of the executive committee will take place at Mt. Moriah A.M.E. Church's Fellowship Hall, 234 Stone St., Cocoa.

Polls will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. In order to vote in a branch election, one must be a member in good standing of the branch 30 days (Oct. 11) prior to the election. A form of identification is required.

Should a run-off election be necessary, that election shall occur on Nov. 17 starting at noon for a period of one hour at Mt. Moriah A.M.E. Church's Fellowship Hall.

For more information, call (321) 632-5547.

. Seminole Tribal Historian speaks: The Florida Historical Society will host Willie Johns, Florida Seminole Tribal Historian on Saturday, Nov. 10 at 2 p.m. in the Library of Florida History, 435 Brevard Ave., Historic Cocoa Village. Mr. Johns will discuss the history of the Florida Seminole Tribe.

The lecture starts at 2 p.m. in the Library of Florida History. The event is free and open to the public. Discussion and refreshments follow the talk.

For more information on the Florida Historical Society and the Discover Florida Series, email membership@myfloridahistory.org.

. Sams House at Pine Island recognizes Native American Heritage Month:

. Lost Indian nations of Florida, Saturday, Nov. 10, 10:30 a.m. to noon: Local historian and author Ray Osborne will give a slideshow presentation on the ancient Indians of Florida, featuring special guest Arthur Tarratus, who just returned from a research trip to the Archives of Indies in Seville, Spain.

. Prehistoric toolbox: Examination of Native American tools and weapons, Saturday, Nov. 17, 11 a.m. to noon: Native Americans in Florida were extremely resourceful, using all elements of their environment for survival. This presentation by Kevin Gidusko, with the Florida Public Archeology Network, introduces the tools and weapons used in prehistoric life, ranging from shark tooth-fixed atlatls to whelk-shelled hammers.

. Pine Island Paddle Saturday, Nov. 24, 8:30-11:30 a.m.: Paddle through a deep-water canal frequented by manatees and out to the Indian River Lagoon. This includes a hike into Sams House and Cabin, then back to the lagoon to paddle back to the start. Reservations are required. Cost is $30 per person ($20 for ages 5-12). Call (321) 784-2452 or email info@spacecoastkayaking.net to hold your spot. Meet at Conservation Area gate at end of Pine Island Road.

Note that the center will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 22, for Thanksgiving. 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 State Road 3. The center is open Thursday to Saturday 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.

. Adoptable pets events: The Central Brevard Humane Society will present adoptable pets Saturday, Nov. 10 at Molly Mutt II Thrift Shop, 2525 N. Courtenay Parkway, Merritt Island, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.; Molly Mutt III Thrift Shop, 876 N. U.S. Highway 1, Rockledge, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; and the Sunflower House at Merritt Square Mall, 777 E. Merritt island Causeway, Merritt Island, from noon to 3 p.m.

For more information, call (321) 636-3343 or visit www.crittersavers.com.

. Workshop for feral cat colony caregivers: The Space Coast Feline Network will be conducting a workshop for feral cat colony caregivers at the Central Brevard Library, 308 Forrest Ave., Cocoa, on Saturday, Nov. 10 from 1-4 p.m. The workshop is for those involved with the care of feral cats and includes demonstrations on how to use traps and discusses feral cat issues. This workshop is free of charge.

Call the Helpline to register at (321) 631-7729.

SUNDAY, NOV. 11

. 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.

. Veterans Day event: The Flag and Memorial Committee of the American Legion Post No. 1, Titusville, will present a Veterans Day event at 10 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 11, at Veterans Memorial Park, Broad Street and Indian River Lagoon in Titusville.

Guest speaker will be Vietnam Prisoner of War Giles Norrington. A special POW/MIA ceremony with the American Legion Auxiliary and the Titusville High School ROTC will be presented. A luncheon will follow the ceremony at noon. Post No. 1 is at 1281 N. U.S. Highway 1, Titusville.

For more information, call (321) 269-9959 or (321) 225-8142.

MONDAY, NOV. 12

. Endless shopping jaunt to Webster's Flea Market: Brevard County Parks and Recreation's "Big Kid Adventures," monthly field trips for adults, is offering a trip on Monday, Nov. 12 to Florida's oldest and largest flea market in Webster. Spend the entire morning shopping at the hundreds of vendors, have some lunch and then resume the treasure hunt. The adventure will depart from Kiwanis Island Park on Merritt Island at 7 a.m. and return around 4:30 p.m. The fee is $25, and pre-registration is required, as slots are limited.

To register or for more information, contact Rotary Park Nature Center at (321) 455-1385.

. Active and federal employees: The Active and Retired Federal Emplolyees Association, Apollo Chapter No. 1137, will hold a luncheon meeting at 11:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 12, at Kay's Real Pit Barbeque, 1552 King St., (S.R. 520), Cocoa. A representative from Blue Cross and Blue Shield will speakfollowing the luncheon.

For more information, call (321) 783-3248 or visit www.narfe.org/chapter1137.

. Cribbage players needed: The Space Coast Peggers, 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. at the All One Family Senior Day Program, 585 N. Courtenay Parkway, Suite 101-102, Merritt Island.

Guests may 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.

. Coats for Kids Drive: Coats for Kids is a countywide initiative to combat the growing problem of children without winter coats. During the previous two drives, more than 2,000 coats were collected for Brevard children in need.

The Coats for Kids drive will run through Dec. 1. This year, only new coats will be collected. All Brevard County libraries are drop-off locations. Residents can give the coats to the employees at the front desk.

This year's drive will benefit Brevard Family Partnership.

For more information, call the District Five Commission Office at (321) 253-6611.

TUESDAY, NOV. 13

. November special events at Freedom 7:

. Tuesday, Nov. 13, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.: "Drug Use and Substance Abuse in Baby Boomers and Up."

. Wednesday, Nov. 28, from 11 a.m. to noon: Tai Chi class.

In addition to the special events above, there are the following activities year round. All adults are welcome - any age, from any area.

. Travel desk Monday: 11 a.m. to noon

. Mah Mah Jongg: Monday, noon to 4 p.m.

. Rubber Bridge: Monday at noon

. Pinochle: Monday, Noon to 4 .pm. (and select Thursdays 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., plus certain Wednesdays)

Freedom 7 Senior Community Center is at 5000 Tom Warriner Blvd., Cocoa Beach.

For more information, call (321) 783-9505 or visit www.freedomn7seniors.org.

. Genealogical Society meeting: The Genealogical Society of North Brevard will meet on Nov. 13, at 6 p.m. in the Hannemann Room of the Titusville Public Library, 2121 S. Hopkins Ave., Titusville.

Pete Bradish will speak on "Naming and Filing Sources" in genealogical research. Documenting an information source is just as important as recording the information itself. Learn how to correctly list and tag primary and secondary sources, citations, etc. Mr. Bradish has co-authored more than three-dozen articles for "Everton's Genealogical Helper." He and his wife, Connie, have traveled for the past 15 years, lecturing and giving genealogical presentations to societies and at genealogical events.

For more information, contact gsnbpublicity@gmail.com.

. Co-ed softball league: Registration is underway for winter league adult coed softball, offered by Brevard County Parks and Recreation Central Area.

This co-ed softball league is for anyone at least 16 years of age; 18 and younger must have a parent/guardian waiver signed. The league starts on Monday, Nov. 19. The cost is $350 per team and is due no later than Tuesday, Nov. 13. Some registered teams are currently looking for players. The games are played on Monday nights at either Mitchell Ellington Park, 575 W. Hall Road, Merritt Island, or at Kiwanis Island Park, 951 Kiwanis Island Park, Merritt Island.

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 14

. Tai Chi classes at Cocoa B each: Freedom 7 Senior Community Center is sponsoring a free monthly Tai Chi class, led by local physical therapist Amado Mendoza.

The classes will be at the Freedom 7 Senior Community Center, located inside the Cocoa Beach Country Club Auditorium.

The classes will be on Wednesdays at 11 a.m. and will last approximately one hour.

The classes are free, but call (321) 783-9505 to RSVP.

The Freedom 7 Senior Community Center is at 5000 Tom Warriner Blvd., Cocoa Beach.

For more information, visit www.freedom7seniors.org.

. Cheerleading and gymnastics: 'Cheersnastics' classes are on Wednesdays at the 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 participant's 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.

. Experimental Aircraft Association meeting: EAA Chapter 724 will meet at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, at the clubhouse at Merritt Island Airport. People who are interested in aviation and are happy to share their knowledge and love of flying are welcome. The speaker will be Rob Pierce, an air traffic controller from the Daytona Airport tower. Merritt Island airport is approximately two miles south of S.R. 520 on Courtney Parkway. Turn off Courtney Parkway onto the airport and then bear right. Across from the firehouse is the clubhouse with the EAA logo on the end of the building.

For more information, visit www.eaa724.org, email don@eaa724.org or call (321) 266-7410.

. Reservations for holiday dinner and silent auction gala to benefit the cats: The Space Coast Feline Network will holda dinner and silent auction on Saturday, Nov. 17, at the Radisson Resort Pavilion at the port in Cape Canaveral, 8701 Astronaut Blvd. Cape Canaveral, with proceeds going to the network's programs, including its low-cost spay/neuter program for feral and abandoned cats. Silent auction, cash bar and entertainment begin at 6 p.m., traditional holiday dinner buffet at 7 p.m., followed by a "special thanks" presentation and more fun. Cost is $45 per person. Tables of 10 are available, so invite all your friends. The last date to make reservations is Wednesday, Nov. 14.

For reservations, visit www.scfntnr.org, email liznorwood@cfl.rr.com or mail a check to SCFN, P.O. Box 624, Cocoa, FL, 32923.(If mailed, it must reach SCFN by Wednesday, Nov. 14).

Anyone interested in donating goods and/or services for the silent auction and/or door prizes can call or text Carol at (321) 208-6694 or Sandy at (321) 759-5242 or Mike at (321) 543-9347.

THURSDAY, NOV. 15

. Thanksgiving luncheon at Walter Butler Community Center: The North Cocoa Civic League, Victory Worship, Lifepointe Ministries, the United Way and Walter Butler Community Center staff and volunteers invite the community to a Thanksgiving luncheon at 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, at the Walter Butler Community Center at Bernice G. Jackson Park, 4201 N. U.S. Highway 1, Cocoa. The event is free. Reservations are required.

Call the center at (321) 433-4448 for reservations or for more information about this and other recreation activities sponsored by Brevard County Parks and Recreation in the Sharpes area.

. '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.

. 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 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.

. Register now for holiday parades/tropical parade pace 2-mile run/walk: Brevard County Parks & Recreation is accepting applications for the Merritt Island and Cocoa/Rockledge holiday parades.

This year, the theme for the parades is "Celebrate the Season."

The Merritt Island holiday parade will be held starting at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 1. The parade will go from Grove Boulevard at Merritt Island High School south on Courtenay Parkway (S.R. 3) to Edgewood Junior/Senior High School on Merritt Avenue.

Prior to the parade, the Tropical Parade Pacer 2-Mile Run/Walk will start at 9:15 a.m. at Edgewood Junior/Senior High School. The race will run north on Courtenay (S.R. 3) to Catalina Isles Boulevard and back. The race proceeds will benefit the Habitat for Humanity Women's Build.

The Cocoa/Rockledge holiday parade will be held starting at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 8. The parade will go south from the Central Area Reference Library on Forrest Avenue to Florida Avenue and end at Rockledge High School.

Applications for the parades and race are available on the website www.brevardcounty.us/parkscentral. For additional information about the parades or race, call (321) 633-1874.

UPCOMING EVENTS

. Extension classes: Brevard County Agriculture and Extension Service and the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences will offer the following classes during the months of November and December at the Cocoa Extension Office, 3695 Lake Drive, Cocoa, and/or at the UF/Palm Bay Extension Office, 1455 Treeland Blvd., Palm Bay.

. Credit basics: Learn how to use credit wisely and pay down debt. Held at Cocoa Extension Office on Nov. 16; 3-5 p.m. Cost: $10.

. Buying and selling on Internet venues: Learn the basics of setting up an account to purchase or sell items via Ebay and Amazon and look at other Internet buying/selling options. Seminar will be held at the Cocoa Extension Office on Nov. 16; 10 a.m. to noon. Held at Palm Bay Extension Office on Dec. 4; 3-5 p.m. Cost is $10.

For more information or to register, call (321) 633-1702 or visit http://brevard.ifas.ufl.edu.

. 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.

. Woman's club garage sale: The Cocoa Beach Women's Club will present a garage/thrift sale at 7 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, at Riverside Presbyterian Church, 3400 N. Atlantic Ave., (Highway A1A), Cocoa Beach.

For more information, call (321) 431-5643.

. 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.

. 'Dawgs 4 Paws:' On Saturday, Nov. 17 from noon to 3 p.m. the Central Brevard Humane Society and Dogs Family Sports Bar & Grill, 1580 E. Merritt Island Causeway, Merritt Island, will be hosting "Dawgs 4 Paws." This monthly event will feature a specific sport theme (NFL football), along with adoptable animals from the Humane Society (adopters will receive a $25 gift card from Dogs Family Sports Bar & Grill), demonstrations, a raffle and much more. Admission is free. Receive 10 percent off your check (does not include alcohol) when accompanied by your "furry" friend (pet) on the patio. All animals must be on a leash or in a carrier and have proof of current shots, along with a county tag. The Central Brevard Humane Society will also be there providing the public with fun, educational information about responsible pet ownership, and will have merchandise available for purchase. Proceeds will help raise awareness and financial support for the thousands of unwanted and abandoned pets that visit the Humane Society 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.

. Medal of Honor winner coming to VFW: On Saturday, Nov. 17 at 3 p.m. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 8191, 4130 N. Harbor City Blvd., Melbourne, will host a visit of Vietnam Medal of Honor recipient United States Army Sgt. Maj. Robert M. Patterson. His visit is part of a fundraiser the VFW is sponsoring to raise money to help fund a therapy dog for a returning veteran in need of help. The Medal of Honor book, which will have about 50 signatures of the recipients, will be raffled off. There will be a motorcycle motorcade bringing Sgt. Maj. Patterson to the VFW. The motorcycle will be at the Tides on beach side, beside Patrick Air Force Base, on U.S. Highway 1 at 1:30 p.m., so the riders can meet Sgt. Maj. Patterson.

For more information, email kntspl@aol.com.

. Any Rand discussed: A discussion of "The Vision of Ayn Rand" by Nathaniel Branden will be Saturday, Nov. 17 at 6 p.m. at Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 780 E. Merritt Island Causeway, Merritt Island.

Cost is free.

For more information, call Luke Setzer at (321) 544-7435 or email LutherSetzer@yahoo.com.

. Dr. Vernon Boushell free concert series: The Riverside Presbyterian Church presents free concerts down by the riverside.

. Sunday, Nov. 18 -

Thanksgiving Concert:

Dueling Pianos, 3:30 p.m.

Riverside Presbyterian

Church, 3400 N. Atlantic

Ave., Cocoa Beach.

For more information, call

321) 525-7825 or visit

www.riversidepres.org.

Free concert - free ticket

required.

. Sunday, Dec.9 -

Christmas Concert 'An

Old Fashioned Christmas'

with the Riverside

Chancel Choir and

Friends, 3:30 p.m.

Riverside Presbyterian

Church, 3400 N. Atlantic

Ave., Cocoa Beach.

For more information, call

321) 525-7825 or visit

www.riversidepres.org.

Free concert - free ticket

required.

. Sunday, Jan. 27 - Winter

Concert: Music of Your

Life, 3:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Riverside Presbyterian

Church, 3400 N. Atlantic

Ave., Cocoa Beach.

For more information, call

321) 525-7825 or visit

www.riversidepres.org.

Free concert - free ticket

required.

. Sunday, March 10 -

Spring Concert with the

Indialantic Chamber

Singers, 3:30 p.m.

Riverside Presbyterian

Church, 3400 N. Atlantic

Ave., Cocoa Beach.

For more information, call

321) 525-7825 or visit

www.riversidepres.org.

Free concert - free ticket

required.

. Sunday, June 23 -

Patriotic Concert with the

Space Coast Symphony

Wind Ensemble & Space

Coast Symphony Choir,

3:30 p.m. Riverside

Presbyterian Church, 3400

N. Atlantic Ave., Cocoa

Beach.

For more information, call

321) 525-7825 or visit

www.riversidepres.org.

Free concert - free ticket

required.

. Humane Society's 'Critter Run: The Central Brevard Humane Society will host its 15th Annual Critter Run on Sunday, Nov. 25th, starting at 10 a.m. at the Humane Society, 1020 Cox Road, Cocoa.

The cost to participate in the poker run will be $7 per hand or two hands for $10. All vehicles are welcome.

The run begins at the Central Brevard Humane Society and will end at Dog 'n' Bone British Pub, located at 9 Stone St. in Cocoa Village.

The first bike out will be scheduled to leave at 10 a.m., with the last one departing at 11:30 a.m.

Event activities will include a 50/50 drawing, vendor displays, food and live entertainment by the Big Daddy Band, beginning at 1 p.m. Prizes will be awarded for "best," "worst" and "mystery" hands.

Event sponsors include ABATE of FL - Brevard Chapter, Sally Bargain Barn & Pawn Shop and the AT&T The Real Yellow Pages.

Other sponsorship opportunities are available at different levels and donations are appreciated.

For more information about sponsorship opportunities, contact Theresa Clifton at (321) 636-3343 or tclifton1@cfl.rr.com.

All proceeds from this event helps to 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.

. Awards banquet: Health First and the Cocoa Beach Regional Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a community service awards banquet at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28, at the Courtyard by Marriott, 3435 N. Atlantic Ave., Cocoa Beach, to honor active duty military men and women.

For sponsor options or more information, call (321) 454-2026 or visit www.satellitebeachrecreation.org.

. 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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