Theater classes offered
Brevard County South Area Parks and Recreation is offering theater classes at the Viera Regional Community Center, 2300 Judge Fran Jamieson Way in Viera.
One class will be held either Monday from noon to 1 p.m. or Wednesday from 1-2 p.m.
A second class will be held on Thursday evenings from 5:30-6:30 p.m.
The cost is $5 per child, per class. The recommended age for the class is 10 to15.
Classes will focus on developing acting skills and encouraging creativity and growth. Students will learn the ins-and-outs of acting terminology, rehearsals, auditions and more.
All activities are conducted and supervised by Brevard County Parks and Recreation staff.
For more information or to register for a class, call the Viera Regional Community Center at (321) 433-4891 or email email@example.com.
Handmade crafts for Christmas
It's that time again for the Holiday Craft Show at the Fifth Avenue Art Gallery.
This year, the gallery has added more handmade one-of-a-kind crafts, both functional and decorative, from the country's best artisans.
There will be blown glass, handmade dolls and books, pottery, unique Christmas ornaments, jewelry and more.
The earlier you shop the better the selection.
For 30 years, the Fifth Avenue Art Gallery has been known for the best in handcrafted gifts for your friends and family.
The Fifth Avenue Art Gallery is artist owned and operated.
The gallery is located in the Eau Gallie Arts District of Melbourne, across the street from the Foosaner Art Museum on Highland Avenue.
The gallery telephone number is (321) 259-8261. Visit the gallery online at www.fifthavenueartgallery.com and on Facebook.
Make cards and gifts
Learn quick, fun and easy techniques in a relaxed setting to create quality cards, gifts and gift bags.
Beautiful, quality materials, including cardstock, decorative papers, stamps, inks, embossing products, die cuts and accessories are included in the $12 price of the class.
Art Gallery of Viera is at 2261 Town Center Ave., Suite 111, Viera.
Advance reservations are needed and may be placed by contacting Ree at (321) 773-0095, (321) 961-2350 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mixed media artist showcases at beachside town
Prize-winning mixed media artist Siri Lynn German exhibits her 3-D, pen and ink and framed shell art through Saturday, Dec. 22, in the front lobby showcase of Melbourne Beach Public Library, 324 Ocean Ave., Melbourne Beach.
Library hours are: Monday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday noon to 8 p.m., Wednesday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and closed Sundays.
Local artist wins award
Lori Pitten Jenkins took one of the top awards at Halifax Art Festival in Daytona Beach recently.
Her watercolor painting "Black, White, & Read All Over" was given the $1,000 award of distinction.
She is a member of Fifth Avenue Art Gallery, located in the Eau Gallie Arts District of Melbourne.
The gallery is at 1470 Highland Ave., Melbourne.
For more information, visit www.fifthavenueartgallery.com or call (321) 259-8261.
Gallery member wins first place
Witha Lacuesta, member of the Fifth Avenue Art Gallery, recently received first place in painting (watercolor) at the Chamber South South Miami Art Festival for her body of work of abstract watercolors.
The Fifth Avenue Art Gallery is at 1470 Highland Ave., Eau Gallie Arts District, Melbourne.
For more information, call (321) 259-8261 or visit www.fifthavenueartgallery.com.
1960s production comes to Brevard
Auditions for "Breaking Up Is Hard To Do," a musical based on the hit songs of 1960s pop rock artist Neil Sedaka, have been postponed until 7 p.m. Sunday and Monday, Jan. 6 and 7.
There has been a director change in Surfside Players spring musical.
Needed are three women and three men of all ages, plus live musicians (drum, bass, keyboard, guitar) to play soft rock and occasionally sing backup.
Rehearsals will be fast-paced, and performance dates are Feb. 8-24, 2013.
This production will be directed by Nicholas Henn, with Mario Davis as musical director and Danielle Horak as choreographer.
Mr. Henn recently directed Surfside's successful "Rocky Horror Picture Show" in October, as well as "Wizard of Oz" and "Meet Me in St. Louis" at Quincy Music Theatre and "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" at First United Methodist Church in Titusville.
"Breaking Up Is Hard To Do" is a sweetly comic story about blossoming romances at a Catskills resort in 1960, with characters including recently jilted bride-to-be "Marge" and her friend "Lois," self-obsessed singer "Del Delmonaco," geekish cabana boy and aspiring songwriter "Gabe," Borscht Belt comic "Harvey" and resort owner "Esther."
This touching romantic musical was built around 18 songs from the repertoire of 1960s pop singer Neil Sedaka, including "Where the Boys Are," "Calendar Girl," "Sweet Sixteen," "Love Will Keep Us Together" and his signature hit "Breaking Up Is Hard To Do."
The music is by Neil Sedaka, with the book by Ben H. Winters and Erik Jackson and lyrics by Howard Greenfield and Philip Cody.
Surfside Players is located at 300 Ramp Road, Cocoa Beach.
For more information, call (321) 783-3127, email email@example.com or visit www.surfsideplayers.com or Facebook group "Surfside Players."