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Community calendar - Melbourne
Rating: 3.06 / 5 (16 votes)  
Posted: 2012 Nov 08 - 23:21

FRIDAY, NOV. 9

. Holiday craft fair: The Immaculate Conception Church Women's Guild will present its 34th Annual Holiday Craft Fair 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 9 and 10, at 3780 Highway A1A, Melbourne Beach.

There will be handcrafted items, children's articles, home décor, holiday items, dolls homemade breads, jams, jellies, brownies and raffles.

Admission is $1 and includes coffee, cake and a table to sit and chat for a while.

For ore information, call (321) 722-3664.

. Library friends program: Discuss "Saturday" by Ian McEwan with Lou Ortega and the Second Friday Book Club at10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 9 at the Eau Gallie Public Library, 1521 Pineapple Ave., Melbourne.

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

. 'Buddy Poppy V-Day Tribute' in Rockledge: The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 4534 in Rockledge will be giving away free "Buddy Poppies," now through Veterans Day, Tuesday, Nov. 11, on Murrell Drive and a Publix on U.S. 1.

The disabled veterans have put together these flowers as a way to raise awareness and donation for all soldiers of foreign war and their families.

The VFW post is at 3025 S. U.S. Highway 1, Rockledge.

For more information, call (321) 821-0888.

SATURDAY, NOV. 10

. 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.

. 'Get your walking shoes on: The annual Brevard Epilepsy Walk will be at Gleason Park, 1233 Yacht Club Blvd., Indian Harbour Beach, Saturday, Nov. 10.

Registration is at 9 a.m., with the walk beginning at 10 a.m.

Come early for music with the Stevie Legend Band with food, beverages, a silent auction, face painting, the Home Depot crafts tent, the Walgreens Health Screening tent and more.

If you would like to be part of this event by volunteering, becoming a sponsor, donating an auction item or joining the walk committee, call (321) 253-4112 in Melbourne or toll-free (866) 864-1416, Ext. 102.

. 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.

. 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.

. 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.

. 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.

SUNDAY, NOV. 11

. '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.

. 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.

. 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.

. Barrier Island Center activities:

. "Then & Now The 1715 Fleet" Presentation Sunday, Nov. 11 2 p.m.: Join Joe Bartoszek, master scuba instructor, for a pictorial presentation on the 1715 Fleet.

. Turkey Creek paddle Saturday, Nov. 17, 1-4 p.m.: Explore hydric hammocks, mesic hammocks and sand pine scrub by way of the treasured blackwater creek. Meet at Goode Park, 1300 Bianca Drive NE, Palm Bay. Wear water shoes and sunscreen and bring a water bottle, a snack and insect repellant. Binoculars and cash for a stop at the Margaret Hames Nature Center and Gift Shop are optional. Tandem touring kayaks for a party of two or singles available. Children younger than 12 years old must paddle tandem with an adult. Cost of kayak rental is $38. Enrollment is limited to 20 people/10 kayaks.

Call (321) 723-3556 to make a reservation by Thursday, Nov. 15.

. "Sea Stars" Touch tank Sunday, Nov. 18, 1-3 p.m. encourages participants to respect the environment as they learn about a variety of marine life. Special tank guests will include a diamondback terrapin, a nine-armed sea star and an assortment of conchs and crabs.

. Mermaid's Purse Gift Shop holiday open house and sale Friday, Nov. 23, 11 a.m.- 3 p.m.: Shop for gifts with a special meaning: saving sea turtles. Enjoy refreshments with 10 percent off one regular priced item through Nov. 25 receive a free gift (while supplies last) with a turtle adoption and free eco-gift wrap!

. "Burn & Learn" holiday hike Saturday, Nov. 24, 10 a.m.: Burn off some extra holiday calories and learn all about the barrier island's wildflowers. On a 2.5-mile hike through a magical maritime forest you can look for flowering epiphytes in sprawling live oaks or butterflies feeding on wildflower blossoms. The hike will be led by Florida master naturalist, Vince Lamb. Wear/bring closed- toe shoes, sunscreen, water bottle and insect repellant. Meet at Maritime Hammock trailhead, 6200 S. Highway A1A, Melbourne Beach. Enrollment is limited to 15.

Call (321) 723-3556 to make a reservation.

. "Human Footprint" film Sunday, Nov. 25, 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.: In recognition of "America Recycles Day" join us for an eye-opening look at the extraordinary impact that each of our lives has on the world around us. Demonstrated through remarkable visuals, this unique journey through life shows all the people you will ever know, how much waste you will produce, the amount of fuel you'll consume and how much you've got to pack in during your 2,475,526,000 seconds on Earth. Running time is 90 minutes. The Barrier Island Center is owned and managed by the Brevard County Environmentally Endangered Lands Program. It is located at 8385 S. Highway A1A, Melbourne Beach. The Center is open Tuesdays to Sundays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information, call (321) 723-3556.

MONDAY, NOV. 12

. 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

. 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.

. Seminars to feature local entrepreneur: Central Florida entrepreneur Joseph A. Duda, one of the visionary business leaders behind Brevard's Viera community, will be the featured speaker in mid-November at the B.W. Simpkins Business Seminars for Entrepreneurial Development at Brevard Community College. The seminars will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 13 at 11 a.m. at the Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts, 3865 N. Wickham Road, on the college's Melbourne campus; and again on Wednesday, Nov. 14, at 11 a.m. at the B.W. Simpkins Fine Arts Center on the BCC Cocoa campus, 1519 Clearlake Road, Cocoa.The lectures are free and open to the public. Reservations are not required.

For more information about the November lectures, call (321) 433-5044.

. 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.

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 14

. 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.

THURSDAY, NOV. 15

. Home school art and physical education classes offered: Brevard County South Area Parks and Recreation is offering home school art and physical education classes on Thursday afternoons at the Rodes Park Community Center, inside the new Max K. Rodes Park, 3410 Flanagan Ave, West Melbourne.

Art class is from noon to 1 p.m. and physical education is from 1-2 p.m. Classes are for children ages 5-12.

The cost is $2 per child per class. Additional supply charges may apply to art class.

Home-school art will focus on creativity and imagination. P.E. will focus on teaching cooperation and teamwork and keeping children active.

All activities are conducted and supervised by Brevard County Parks and Recreation staff.

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

. '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.

. 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 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.

. 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.

UPCOMING EVENTS

. Thanksgiving dinner at the senior center: The Wickham Park Senior Center, 2785 Leisure Way, Melbourne, welcomes everyone in the community to join in for a traditional Thanksgiving dinner, on Nov. 16, from 5:50-8 p.m.

The meal is prepared by the Brevard Community Kitchen. Chef Alex will serve turkey, ham, stuffing, cranberry sauce, green beans, mashed potatoes, gravy, assorted rolls, butter and apple cobbler for dessert. The beverages include coffee and ice tea. You are welcome to bring your own preferred drink, mixers, wine or beer of choice. For your pleasure and entertainment music will be supplied by Marshall Frank. For the lucky winner, there will be two giveaway baskets filled with some very special things. Ticket prices are $12 for members and $15 for non-members. There is limited seating. Please purchase tickets early.

For more information, call the senior center at (321) 255-4494.

. 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.

. Fine Arts Festival set: A 25-member planning committee is finalizing details for the 16th Annual ArtWorks of Eau Gallie Fine Arts Festival to be held Nov. 17-18 in the Eau Gallie Arts District of Melbourne.

The interactive, open air event runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.

This free "en plein air" festival annually draws an estimated 20,000 attendees, many attracted by the unique event requirement that artists either demonstrate their creative methods or illustrate works in process.

Special prizes are awarded to the artists who most effectively engage and educate the public.

To be chosen to participate in ArtWorks, artists must apply and submit photographs of their work, which must meet juried standards for quality.

Artists compete for $15,000 in prize money, plus the popular patron purchase awards.

This year's Festival judges are Bill Griffith, a ceramic artist and program director for the Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Gatlinburg, Tenn., and Linda Schaner, president of Mill Pond Press in Venice, Fl., one of the world's leading art publishers.

An ArtWorks highlight each year is selection of an official festival poster, used to promote the event and also sold as an artistic keepsake, suitable for framing. This year's poster, a charcoal drawing by Melbourne artist Alex Stankiewicz, features the historic Roesch House (circa 1892), located on Highland Avenue. Artwork from past posters also has been reproduced on notecards, available for purchase at the event and in several downtown locations.

ArtWorks is always family oriented, and children's art activities are coordinated by the Foosaner Museum of Art.

Another Festival feature is the exhibit of artwork by students from area high schools and Brevard Community College.

A committee of community volunteers works for months to coordinate the ArtWorks Festival. Additional volunteers are needed throughout the event. The committee also is enlisting event sponsors, and patrons, who commit funds to buy artwork during the Festival. The potential to sell their work helps bring quality artists back each year.

To volunteer, donate or obtain additional information, call the Eau Gallie Arts District office at (321) 574-2737, email info@artworksofeaugallie.org or visit the ArtWorks website at artworksofeaugallie.org.

. 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.

. 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.

. 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.

. 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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