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'Music on the Hill' features young local talent
SUNTREE -- Some of tomorrow's brightest stars will rise this Sunday at a free, music-filled event. The Creative Arts Foundation of Brevard will host "Music on the Hill," a free concert, entirely produced and emceed by young, aspiring entertainers, on Sunday, Nov. 24 at 4 p.m. at Friendship Fellowship Chur...
Turning neighborhoods into galleries
BREVARD -- In Jean Filipski's ideal world, every house would be a medium for self-expression, and she's willing to climb as many ladders as necessary to get the trend under way. The mural artist's most recent accomplishment is an ocean scene, painted on the ...
Paddlers to raise awareness to declining condition of lagoon
BREVARD -- In the wake of more than 70 dolphin deaths in the Indian River Lagoon this year, one group of residents is taking matters into their own hands. On Nov. 30, residents Mike Conneen, John Kumiski, Rodney Smith and Kristen and Mike Beck will paddle an Old Town canoe from New Smyrna Beach to Jupiter ...
Round and round
Molly Roger Rollergirl No. 057 'Snap Happy' of Melbourne participated in a Star Wars-themed Derby Bout last month at the Palm Bay Recreation Center. More information about the Rollergirls can be found at www.mrrg.net....
Boating safety class for new and experienced water-lovers
BREVARD --Brevard County residents are lucky to enjoy a plethora of water activities throughout the year, and one organization is making sure the community enjoys Brevard's waterways in a safe and responsible manner. On Saturday, Nov. 23, the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary is hosting its About Boatin...
'Shakespeare in the Park' at EFSC
TITUSVILLE -- Since the 17th Century, the works of William Shakespeare have captivated audiences all over the world. On Saturday, Nov. 23 and Sunday, Nov. 24, the Performing Arts Club on Eastern Florida State College's Titusville campus will present its fifth annual Shakespeare in the Park event. This yea...
'Critter Run' to benefit homeless animals
BREVARD -- Poker professionals and amateurs alike will have the opportunity to play their cards, all while benefitting shelter animals. On Sunday, Nov. 24, the Central Brevard Humane Society will host its 16th annual Critter Run. The event begins at 10 a.m. at the Humane Society in Cocoa and will end at H...
Battle to the finish
Molly Roger Rollergirls No. 5150 'Ruthless Roxy' of Melbourne Beach and No. 057 'Snap Happy' of Melbourne participated in a Star Wars-themed Derby Bout last month at the Palm Bay Recreation Center. The referee pictured is No. 24 'Refty Venture' of Boynton Beach. More information about the Rollergirls can be found at www.mrr...
'Brevard's Best Dancers' bring joy to the holidays
BREVARD -- For 25 years, one dance group of dedicated teenagers has made the holiday season for those living at local nursing homes and assisted living facilities a little brighter. "It's hectic, heartwarming, exciting and rewarding for the very dedicated dancers," said Carol Mauter, assistant secretary v...
Evans Library celebrates 50 years as federal depository
BREVARD -- The Florida Institute of Technology is inviting the public to attend a celebration, 50 years in the making. Since 1963, Evans Library has served the Florida Tech community and the citizens of Florida's 8th Congressional District by providing and promoting access to information published by the f...
Ice skaters help local kids in need with collection drive
COCOA -- Jan Lokay, president of Crosswinds Youth Services, said she was overwhelmed recently by an act of charity. "I was just blown away to see all of these people and all of the boxes of donations," Ms. Lokay said. "They did this with great eagerness and a real rapid response." On Saturday, Nov. 16, Cro...
'Shop Small'
The Melbourne Regional Chamber of Commerce is the local organizer of the Shop Small Rally. It is open to small business retailers and service providers who accept American Express. There will be a cash mob and rally Saturday, Nov. 30 at 1005 E. Strawbridge Ave., Melbourne, at 9:30 a.m. to provide shoppers with a 10 percent off discount coupon, tha...
Pet of the week
An 18-month-old Russian Blue cat, 'Sasha' is the intelligent and curious pet of Joseph J. Ryan of Viera. Some of Sasha's favorite things to do are snuggle with and protect her owner, play with and hide her favorite bunny rabbit toy and play hide 'n seek....
Parade, concert to kick off holiday season
BREVARD -- The Viera Company is proud to host the "Light Up Viera" holiday celebration on Saturday, Nov. 30, complete with a magical holiday parade and a festive Holiday Pops concert by the Brevard Symphony Orchestra. "We've always hosted community holiday celebrations to welcome the season, but this year...
Trans-county partnership brings shelter dogs to Brevard
BREVARD -- When Bonnie Plafke and Melissa Sorokin connected two years ago, they combined their love for shelter dogs and developed an incredible program to help save them. Wanting to find a way to save the lives of Miami's homeless dogs, the two friends created Dogs on the Move by Pawisitive4Life, a trans...
Riot Pro Wrestling to host last event of the year
PALM BAY -- The last professional wrestling event of the year is body slamming its way into 2014. The wrestlers of Riot Pro Wrestling will face off at the Palm Bay Hotel and Conference Center on Saturday, Nov. 23. Rhett Giddins will face J.D. Amazing fo...

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