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Friday, Sept. 27

•"Stop the Violence" Sock Hop: Zonta Space Coast, "Zonta Says NO to Violence Against Women" presents a Sock Hop from 7-10 p.m. tonight at the Melbourne Auditorium. General Admission is $25 at the door and a table of 8 is available for $160 prior to tonight's event. Come on out for an important cause, and dance to the tunes of Rock and Roll Revue's '50s music.

• Taste of the Coast: The Cocoa Beach Regional Chamber of Commerce (CBRCC) is hosting the 6th Annual Taste of the Coast event on Friday, September 27 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Cocoa Beach Country Club, located at 5000 Tom Warriner Boulevard in Cocoa Beach. Residents and area guests will have the opportunity to sample foods from a variety of both well-known establishments and newcomers to the Space Coast. General admission is $20.00 per person in advance and $25.00 at the door and includes sampling of all food and beverages offered. Additional beverages are available for purchase. For more information or to purchase tickets online, visit www.cocoabeachchamber.com.

Saturday, Sept. 28

• Enjoy exciting Florida Tech Football: The Florida Tech Panthers play host to the West Georgia University Wolves Saturday, Sept. 28 at 7 p.m. at Panther Stadium. It is the "Blackout Game" in which fans are urged to wear black to make the stands appear "Panther black" and fully support the team.

Tuesday, Oct. 1

• Players, umpires, managers needed for Wood Bat Baseball: The Brevard County Wood Bat Fall Baseball League (BCBL) holds its first player/manager/umpire meeting on Oct. 1 at 6:30 pm. at Canova Community Center, 2285 Florida A1A, Indian Harbour Beach. The season is expected to begin on Oct. 13. Ron Davis, Athletics Program Coordinator, is inviting new and experienced players, umps and managers to come to tonight's meeting.

Saturday, Oct. 5

• More thrilling Florida Tech Football: The Florida Tech Panthers play host to Fort Valley State on Saturday, Oct. 5 at 7 p.m. at Panther Stadium. The teams last met three years ago this month and the Panthers won 48-14. Tonight's game looks to be another exciting game.

Sunday, Oct. 6

• 20th Season Opening Concert: The Central Florida Winds will open its 20th season with music by Dvorak, Mahler, Tchaikovsky, Holst, Milhaud, Giannini, and Shostakovich. Featured guest artist, soprano Mary Anne Kruger, will sing Dvorak's tender and yearning Song to the Moon, as well as Mahler's At Midnight. Please join us for an afternoon of glorious music. The concert will take place on Sunday, Oct. 6 from 3-4:30 p.m. at Suntree United Methodist Church, located at 7400 N Wickham Road in Melbourne. For more information, contact Lynne Brownrigg at 321-405-2359, email cflwinds@gmail.com, or visit www.cfwinds.com

• Oktoberfest: On Oct. 6 from 2–6 pm. enjoy live music, food, beer, wine and lots more. Cost $15 pp which can be used to purchase $15 towards food, beer, wine, etc. Indian River Cloggers will be performing. Come meet Larry at the Beer Garden. Tickets available at door or prior purchasing at the Greater Palm Bay Senior Center, 1275 Culver Drive, Palm Bay. For more information, contact 321-724-1338 Ext. 6.

Wednesday, Oct. 9 - Thursday, Oct. 10

• Salute to Big Band: Swingtime, presents "Salute to Big Band Vocalists and Groups Concert" a free concert at the Melbourne Auditorium, located at 625 E. Hibiscus Boulevard in Melbourne on Wednesday, Oct. 9 and Thursday Oct. 10 at 7:30 p.m. This concert celebrates the Big Band vocalists like Frank Sinatra, Tex Beneke and the Modernaires, Ray Eberle and the Pied Pipers. The New Horizons Band will present the pre-show performance. For more information, call 321-724-0555 or visit www.melbournemunicipalband.org.

Saturday, Oct. 12

• 2019 Viva Brevard Festival: On Saturday, Oct. 12 the Viva Brevard Festival will take place from 12-6 p.m. at Fred Poppe Regional Park, located at 1951 Malabar Rd NW in Palm Bay. Come celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. Enjoy an explosion of entertainment with live music, Latin food, business expo, kids' zone, bounce houses, face painting, arts and crafts, and much more. For more information, call (321) 327-8938 or visit www.playpalmbay.org

Saturday, Oct. 12

• Women's Expo in Viera: Come and enjoy an afternoon of FREE, Fun entertainment and opportunities to learn more about how beautiful you are, and can be. To be held at Viera Regional Community Center, 2300 Judge Fran Jamieson Way, Viera. Volunteers are needed.

The title sponsor of our event is INFINITI of Melbourne and The Kelly Group. Gold Sponsor is Joseph G. Coluccio Esq.

"Your Future is Our Business"

Gold Sponsor Rockledge Regional Medical Center. More than 70 exhibitors are expected. Come and let the public know why they should consider your business.

"Eye to Eye!"

The least expensive marketing you will find to reach your new clients! The goal of this event is to bring the audience information that they did not previously have, while providing a fun environment to spend the afternoon!

More of this free, fun day of activities, open to all ages: Dress up your favorite fur baby and win prizes! The Brevard Sheriff’s Department will feature a K9 Demonstration from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.; Pampered Pet Costume Contest, sponsored by Viera Pet Works; register by 1 p.m. Judging at 1:30 p.m.

Additionally, two raffles will be held, with proceeds to benefit "Combating Human Trafficking." This is an epidemic we can help stop!

Sunday, Oct. 13

• Classic Albums Live 2019: Classic Albums Live 2019 Summer Concert Series package holders may renew from Oct. 13 to Nov. 19. New series package holders may subscribe from Dec. 7 to May 11. Individual concerts go on sale Friday, Jan. 11 at noon. Series packages are $156 and $186, including fees. Individual concert tickets are $31.75 and $40.75, including fees. Classic Albums Live takes classic albums and recreates them live, on stage - note for note, cut for cut. Founded in 2003 by Craig Martin, Classic Albums Live has become the ultimate destination for music lovers wanting to hear the greatest albums performed live without all the gimmickry and cheesy impersonations. Relying only on the music, using what Martin refers to as 'the world's best musicians,' Classic Albums Live has defined itself as a mainstay in Performing Arts Centers across North America. For more information, call (321) 242-2219 or go to www.kingcenter.com.

Wednesday, Oct. 16

• Lecture at Florida Tech: Tom Folliard, the Florida Tech alumnus and trustee who made CarMax Inc. one of the most influential and disruptive businesses in the U.S. marketplace, headlines the fall F. Alan Smith Distinguished Lecture at the university’s Hartley Room in Melbourne.

Folliard will present, “How a Florida Tech Graduate in Melbourne Helped CarMax Transform an Industry,” followed by questions and answers, from 6-7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public, but pre-registration is required. It is co-sponsored by the Melbourne Regional Chamber of Commerce and Florida Today.

After graduating from Florida Tech in 1989, Folliard began working at a local used car wholesaler. After a visit from the founders of what would become CarMax, he became employee No. 1 in 1993 when he was named senior buyer. A year later, the promotions began. Folliard became director of purchasing in 1994. He was promoted to vice president of merchandising in 1996, senior vice president of store operations in 2000 and executive vice president of store operations in 2001. In 2006, he became president and chief executive officer, where he remained for the next decade.

Folliard retired as chief executive officer in August 2016 and currently serves as the non-executive chair of the board. In his presentation, he will explain how CarMax grew so quickly and discuss the company’s journey to the top of the industry.

“We are honored to have Tom serve on our board, and I have been fortunate to see his amazing business acumen, creativity and passion first-hand,” said Dwayne McCay, Florida Tech's president. “I look forward to hearing the story of how those very attributes helped him forever change the world of auto sales.”

The lecture series’ founder and benefactor is F. Alan Smith, who like Folliard displayed great success working with automobiles. Smith spent more than three decades in leadership positions at General Motors in the U.S. and Canada, including serving as executive vice president of finance of General Motors and president and general manager of General Motors of Canada, Ltd. Now living in Indialantic, Smith has served on Florida Tech’s Board of Trustees since 1996.

The lecture series, which began in 2007 as the F. Alan Smith Visiting Executive Program, was created to attract corporate executives to speak to students, faculty and community leaders at Florida Tech. At least one executive speaker is welcomed to campus in both the fall and spring semesters.

Find out more about the series at www.fit.edu/distinguished-lecture-series. For questions about the Smith lecture, contact Timothy Worzick at Florida Tech’s Office of Development at tworzick@fit.edu or 321-674-6152

Saturday, Oct. 26

• Metalsmithing 101 Worshop with Karol Bobb:

Making jewelry with metal presents some unique challenges. The Studios of Cocoa Beach is hosting Metalsmithing 101 with Karol Bobb on Saturday, Oct. 26 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. In this beginning metalsmithing workshop, students will learn the fundamentals of jewelry-making including layout, sawing, filing, wire work, dapping, texturing, stamping, finishing and patinas. Just a few tools and supplies are needed for each student to create a cherished work of art!

Karol Bobb is an artist, instructor, and arts advocate who works in Pastels, Acrylics, and Metals as well as Mixed Media. Her style of multi-layered expression is influenced by formal training as a graphic designer. The subject matter often reflects her experiences and exposure to different cultures. Her work can be viewed at: goinglogo.wix.com/karol

The class will be held at the Studios of Cocoa Beach, 165 Minuteman Causeway in downtown Cocoa Beach. Fee is $75. plus a $6 supply fee. Register online at www.studiosofcocoabeach.org Students should bring a ball peen hammer, needle file and a Dremel tool if they have one.

Thursday, Oct. 17

• Sock Hop Dance: The Sock Hop, a dance with music by the Rock and Roll Revue will take place from 7- 9 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 17 at the Melbourne Auditorium. Dance to music of the 50s and 60s provided by a 12-piece combo with a male vocalist and a Doo-Wop trio. The Melbourne Auditorium is located at 625 E. Hibiscus Boulevard in Melbourne All seats are $12. Reserved seats may be purchased online at our website, melbournemunicipalband.org. General Admission (non-reserved) seats may be purchased at our ticket outlets: Marion Music in Palm Bay, Brass and Reed Music Center in Merritt Island, Guitar Haven in Indian Harbour Beach, Ocean Sports World in Cocoa Beach, Genesis Boutique in Melbourne, Bold Cup Coffee in Viera, and Jan’s You-Frame-It in Cocoa Village. Outlets accept cash or checks only. A limited number of General Admission tickets will also be available at the door the night of the dance. For more information, call 321-339-7705, email auxiliary@melbournemunicipalband.org, or visit www.melbournemunicipalband.org

Friday, Oct. 18 - Sunday, Oct. 20

•Central Brevard Art Show: The Central Brevard Art Association is presenting its annual fall Art Show and Sale at the Cocoa Beach Public Library showcasing the unique talents of local artists. Over 30 artists will be showcasing and selling their fine art and prints, photography, jewelry, silks, clay, wood, sculpture, mixed media and much more! Gift Baskets valued at over $600 will be raffled with 100% going to the CBAA scholarship fund. The Cocoa Beach Public Library is located at 550 N. Brevard Ave, Cocoa Beach. Admission is free. Show hours are Friday, October 18, 10 AM to 6 PM; Saturday, October 19, 9 AM to 5 PM; and Sunday, October 20, 1 PM to 4PM.

Tuesday, Oct. 22

•ZZ Top at King Center: Rock and Roll Hall of Famers ZZ Top are celebrating their 50th year with a massive North American tour which includes a stop at the King Center, located at 3865 N Wickham Road in Melbourne on Tuesday, Oct. 22 at 7:30 p.m. ZZ Top still maintains the most consistently stable lineup in the history of rock music: Billy F Gibbons, Dusty Hill, and Frank Beard. In 1969, BFG formed ZZ Top with drummer Beard and bass-guitarist Hill, both from the Dallas area. Fifteen studio albums, 30 million record sales and 5 decades later, “That Little Ol’ Band From Texas” is still going strong, playing timeless hits like “La Grange,” “Legs,” “Sharp Dressed Man,” and “Tush” to audiences the world over. Tickets start at $59.50. For more information, call (321) 242-2219 or visit www.kingcenter.com.

Saturday, Oct. 26

• Rocking Halloween: Cocoa Community First's Rockin' Halloween in Cocoa Village take place on Saturday, October 26 from 5 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Bands include Pat Travers Band, Foghat, and Savoy Brown and more! $25 in advance and $35 at the door. Children's Fest: bounce houses and trick or treats from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event will take place at Cocoa Riverfront located at 401 Riveredge Boulevard in Cocoa. For more information or ticket purchases search "Rocking Halloween" on Eventbrite.com

• Spooktacular Haunted House: The Melbourne Auditorium, located at located at 625 E. Hibiscus Boulevard in Melbourne will host a Halloween Haunted House on Saturday, Oct. 26 from 1-4 p.m. for the kid friendly house and 5-9 p.m. for adult "House of Horror". Cost is $5 per person. There will also be games, treats and more. For more information, call 321-608-7400.

• Metalsmithing 101 Worshop with Karol Bobb:

Making jewelry with metal presents some unique challenges. The Studios of Cocoa Beach is hosting Metalsmithing 101 with Karol Bobb on Saturday, Oct. 26 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. In this beginning metalsmithing workshop, students will learn the fundamentals of jewelry-making including layout, sawing, filing, wire work, dapping, texturing, stamping, finishing and patinas. Just a few tools and supplies are needed for each student to create a cherished work of art!

Karol Bobb is an artist, instructor, and arts advocate who works in Pastels, Acrylics, and Metals as well as Mixed Media. Her style of multi-layered expression is influenced by formal training as a graphic designer. The subject matter often reflects her experiences and exposure to different cultures. Her work can be viewed at: goinglogo.wix.com/karol

The class will be held at the Studios of Cocoa Beach, 165 Minuteman Causeway in downtown Cocoa Beach. Fee is $75. plus a $6 supply fee. Register online at www.studiosofcocoabeach.org Students should bring a ball peen hammer, needle file and a Dremel tool if they have one.

• Out of the Darkness Walk: The Central Florida Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) today announced that the second annual Brevard County Out of the Darkness Community Walk is scheduled for October 26, in Melbourne. The event, part of a nationwide effort to draw attention to suicide awareness and raise funds for prevention efforts, will be held at Wickham Park, located at 2500 Parkway Drive. Check-in and registration starts at 9:00 a.m. For more information and registration, visit www.afsp.donordrive.com

• Hal-O-Ween Petacular: Cocoa Village, located at Brevard Avenue in Cocoa, presents Howl-O-Ween Petacular. The event, free to attend, will be hosted by Tails at the Barkery, and will cater to the pets and the ones who love them on Saturday, October 26, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at Myrt Tharpe Square (Gazebo) in Historic Cocoa Village. The Costumed Pet Promenade begins at 10:30 a.m. with participants and their Halloween costumed pets of all shapes and sizes following a map through Cocoa Village and making “eleven designated stops” where they will collect a special “trick or treat”. All pets must be on a leash, or in appropriate carriers, and have current vaccinations and county tags for the safety of our animals and friends. For more information, directions to the event or to register for the pet costume contests, please visit Tails at the Barkery in Cocoa Village or call (321) 305-4584.

Upcoming Events

• Bluegrass in Titusville: The just announced 2019-20 season includes seven groups from all over the U.S., who will be performing inside the newly renovated and comfortable Stage 12 Theater in the Titusville Mall at 3550 S. Washington Avenue. The bluegrass action kicks off October 26 with the Baker Family, followed by Wayne Taylor & Appaloosa on November 8. Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers take to the stage on December 1, with Little Roy and Lizzy following on December 19. After the holidays, fans can catch Monroe Crossing on January 17, along with Sideline on February 7. Rounding out the bluegrass season is the Trinity River Band on March 6. J.T. Shealy has been bringing the top family-friendly acts from the bluegrass world to Titusville in Brevard County since 2007. Performance time for all J.T.'s Bluegrass shows is 7:00 PM. Seats are $21 and can be reserved by calling (321) 222-7797. or instantly online at www.JTsBluegrass.com

• Wizards of Winter: The Wizards of Winter will preform that the Melbourne Auditorium on Thursday, November 14 at 8 p.m. The Melbourne Auditorium is located at 625 E Hibiscus Boulevard in Melbourne. The Wizards of Winter is a holiday rock event for the whole family. Featuring former members of classic rock bands such as: The Trans-Siberian Orchestra, The Irish Tenors, Rainbow, Blu Oyster Cult, Alice Cooper Band and others, this is a show that you don’t want to miss. All seats require reservation. Tickets start at $49. For more information and ticket purchases, visit www.etix.com or www.elkoconcerts.com.

• Straight No Chaser at King Center: A Cappella group, Straight No Chaser has emerged as a phenomenon with a massive fanbase, numerous national TV appearances and proven success with CD releases. They have just announced plans for another epic U.S. concert tour, “The Open Bar Tour.” The tour will make a stop at the King Center, located at 3865 N. Wickham Road in Melbourne on Nov. 13 at 7:30 p.m.. Tickets go on sale Friday, May 10 at noon. Tickets start at $34.50, including fees. For more information, call (321) 242-2219 or go to www.kingcenter.com.

• 5th Annual HGF Family Day: Enjoy a fun-filled day in celebration of National Growth Awareness Week at the Kennedy Space Center, located at Space Commerce Way in Merritt Island from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $10-25 per person. Learn about childhood growth disorders, bully prevention, meet/greet & photo with an astronaut. Plus! catered lunch, and a tour of the Kennedy Space Center. All ages welcome. Limited spots are available. This event is hosted by the Human Growth Foundation. For more information and registration, visit www.HGFFamilyDay.net.

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