Saturday, July 13
• Bowling for Nana's House: The 9th annual "Bowling for Nana's House" Fundraiser will take place on Saturday, July 13 from 12-3 p.m. The event will take place at Brunswick Lanes, located at 1099 N. Wickham Road in Melbourne. Cost is $12 per person for 3 hours of bowling, shoe rentals and free T-shirt included. Tickets must be purchased in advance by June 25. For more information, contact Laura Clawson at 321-243-8583 or visit www.nanaschildrenshome.com
• Motown Jazz: The Space Coast Symphony Jazz Orchestra presents Motown: The Groove That Changed America at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 13. The concerts will be held at the Scott Center for the Performing Arts at Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy, 5625 Holy Trinity Drive in Suntree. Celebrating the distinctive "Motown Sound," trombonist Frank Wosar will conduct the jazz orchestra in a program of hits made famous by artists like Stevie Wonder, The Jackson 5, Smokey Robinson, the Temptations, the Supremes, the Four Tops and Marvin Gaye. The audience can expect to hear "My Girl," "Sittin' on the Dock of the Bay," "Try A Little Tenderness," "I Heard it Through the Grape Vine," and more. Under the slogan "The Sound of Young America," Motown's acts enjoyed widespread popularity among black and white audiences alike. Motown Records achieved spectacular success for a small label: Between 1961 and 1971, Motown artists had 110 Top Ten hits. The label continues to this day, under the Los Angeles based Capitol Music Group. Joanne Collins, Walt Disney World choreographer and professional dancer, will perform alongside dancer Kaitlyn Cahalen during MOTOWN: The Groove That Changed America. The pair will complement the musical fare with historically inspired dance numbers. $25 advance tickets for adults are available through the orchestra website at www.SpaceCoastSymphony.org or at the orchestra's official Brevard ticket outlet, Marine Bank & Trust in Suntree. Tickets at the door are $30. MOTOWN: The Groove That Changed America is free for those aged 18 and under or with a student ID. For more information, call toll free to 855-252-7276 or visit www.SpaceCoastSymphony.org.
Sunday, July 14
• Shrek the Musical Jr.: Shrek the Musical Jr. will take place on Sunday, July 14 at Scott Center for the Performing Arts, located at 5625 Holy Trinity Drive in Melbourne. The musical will take place at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. with tickets starting at $15. Beauty is in the eye of the ogre in Shrek The Musical JR., based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film and fantastic Broadway musical. When Shrek sets off with a wisecracking donkey to confront Farquaad, he's handed a task — if he rescues feisty princess Fiona, his swamp will be righted. For more information, call (321) 674-8106 or visit www.spacecoastsymphony.org
• Violinist Char Good: The Space Coast Jazz society presents violinist Char Good's "Inflences". Char Good is a violinist and vocalist who plays from the soul. The title of this concert, “Influences,” references the jazz influences that have shaped this 23 year old musician. She will be joined by Connor Mahoney on the keys, D.K. Issit on guitar, Dexter Wilborn on the saxophone and Brock Wollard on drums. Tickets start at $10 for members and $15 for general admission. The concert will take place at Rockledge Country Club, located at 1591 S. Fiske Boulevard in Rockledge at 2 p.m. For more information or ticket purchase, visit www.spacecoastjazzsociety.org/concert-schedule.
Wednesday, July 17
• Studio Paining in Cocoa Beach: The Studios of Cocoa Beach is hosting a three session class on Wednesday evenings starting July 17. If you would like a studio experience, painting a work of your choosing, under the guidance of award winning artist and experienced instructor Jaymee Weinreich, this is the class for you. Fee for the class is $75 with a $25 deposit due by July 14.. Students provide materials, either oil or acrylic. For more information, contact Jaymee to register and receive a materials list and pre-class consultation. Call 787-640-6119 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. View Jaymee’s work at www.weinreichstudio.com
Wednesday, July 17 - Thursday, July 18
• Swingtime honors Apollo landing: Swingtime, an ensemble of the Melbourne Municipal Band, also presents dances featuring jazz and Big Band standards. Swingtime’s dances have long been a favorite of local dancers and jazz lovers looking for a reasonably priced, toe-tapping evening. This 20-piece band is directed by Art Martin, a tenor and baritone saxophonist. Art has performed with the Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, Dizzy Gillespie, and The Platters, to name just a few. The concert will take place on Wednesday, July 17 and Thursday, July 18 at Melbourne Auditorium located at 625 E. Hibiscus Boulevard in Melbourne at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free, no ticket required. For more information, call (321) 724-0555 or visit www.melbournemunicipalband.org
Saturday, July 20
• One Giant Leap Celebration: Kennedy Space Center will host "One Giant Leap Celebreation" to honor the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. The all-day event will take place on Saturday, July 20 for price of admission to Kennedy Space Center. Guests are invited to join the visitor complex in the Debus Conference Facility for an enhanced Moon landing event. There, enjoy hors d’oeuvres while watching historic lunar landing footage. Take home a Moon Pie in a commemorative tin after witnessing the unveiling of the world’s largest Moon Pie! This package also includes one (1) unlocked digital photo and three photo opportunities: pose with Spaceperson, place yourself on the Moon and get up close to Neil Armstrong’s wax figure provided by Madame Tussauds. Finally, special commemorative gifts will be provided honoring this anniversary. Kennedy Space Center is located at Space Commerce Way in Merritt Island. For more information and ticket prices, call 1-855-433-4210 or visit www.kennedyspacecenter.com
• Beginning Ballroom Dance Lessons: Ballroom Dance Lessons will be held Satruday, July 20 from 4:30-5:30 p.m. at the Italian American Club, located at 1471 Cypress Avenue in Melbourne. Lessons are held right before the dinner dance. The cost is $10.00. For more information, call 321-242-8044 or visit www.italianacsb.com.
• Dinner and Dance with Italian Club: The Italian American Club, located at 1471 Cypress Avenue in Melbourne will host a dinner dance Saturday, July 20 from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. Dance music will be provided by Janice & Rene. Enjoy homemade bread with dipping sauce, a fresh tossed salad, eggplant rollatini, and a homemade dessert, as well as a cheese and cracker table as you dance the night away. Tickets are $18.00 in advance and $20 at the door. For more information, call 321-242-8044 or visit www.italianacsb.com
Sunday, July 23
• Sublime with Rome in Cocoa: The wait is over! Sublime with Rome returns long at last with 'Sirens,' the effervescent follow up to the band's 2011 debut, 'Yours Truly.' Enjoy the show under the stars at Cocoa's Riverfront Park, just minutes from Cocoa Beach. Every ticket for this show includes a digital download of Sublime with Rome’s forthcoming album, Blessings. The event will take place on Sunday, July 23 from 5-10:30 p.m. at Riverfront Park, located at 401 Riveredge Boulevard in Cocoa. For more information, call (321) 636-3343.
Friday, July 26
• Movies in the Park - Into the Spiderverse: Brevard County Parks and Recreation presents "Spider-Man-Into the Spider-Verse" at Wickham Park. Feature presentation begins approximately at 8 p.m. Teen Miles Morales becomes Spider-Man of his reality, crossing his path with five counterparts from other dimensions to stop a threat for all realities. The film will be shown at Wickham Park, located at 2500 Parkway Drive in Melbourne. For more information, call (321) 255-4307.
• Contra Dance: The Cocoa Beach Contra Dance will take place at the Cocoa Beach Recreation Center, located at Cocoa Beach Rec Center 321 Ramp Road on Saturday, Aug. 3. The dance will have a live band and caller. Each dance is taught and a partner not needed. The lesson is at 7:00 p.m., the dance starts at 7:30 p.m. Join us for loads of fun and smiles! Wear cool, comfortable clothes and non-marking shoes. We have snacks to share at the break. Please refrain from wearing perfume and cologne. When bodies heat up on the dance floor, fragrances are more rapidly dispersed and quickly become overpowering. Tickets are $10. For more information, contact Catie Geist at 321-427-3587 or email email@example.com
Saturday, August 10
• Classic Albums Live - Let It Bleed: Classic Albums Live presents: Let It Bleed, Saturday, August 10 at 8 p.m. at the King Center, located at 3865 N Wickham Road in Melbourne. Tickets start at $31.75. 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.
Saturday, August 17
• Tango for Tails: On Saturday, August 17, join The Animal Sanctuary (TAS), a nonprofit, volunteer organization, for Tango for Tails in Cocoa Village. Hosted by Tails at the Barkery and From Olives and Grapes, this event will help raise much needed funds for the animals TAS rescues and the building of Brevard County’s first no-kill, no cage, animal sanctuary. The majority of animals who come to TAS have medical conditions resulting from neglect or abuse, some have behavioral and emotional issues, some arrive as strays, suffering from illness and injury, and all are in need of love and attention, which TAS is happy to provide. Enjoy an evening of Fine Dining (your choice of a delicious four-course meal) and a special Argentine Tango Show Presentation by Ramiz & Natalya from The Orlando Tango Club. Tickets are $50.00 per person in advance; $60.00 day of event. Tickets are available at Tails at the Barkery; From Olives and Grapes (Cocoa Village and Melbourne locations); or on-line at www.FromOlivesandGrapes.com
• National Honey Bee Day Festival: On August, 17 the Brevard Backyard Beekeepers will be buzzing with activity at the UF/IFAS Brevard County Center in Cocoa from 9:00 am to 2:00 p.m. to celebrate National Honey Bee Day. The event is free to the public and is aimed to heighten awareness and appreciation for honey bees and to provide educational information about the global importance of pollinating insects. The event will feature demonstrations and lectures by Expert Beekeepers and Master Gardeners. Taste honey samples, look inside a bee hive, talk to expert beekeepers and try on a beekeepers suit. Kids can participate in a Spelling Bee for great prizes. Come dressed like a bee to help celebrate the day. Plenty of local honey, hive products and local crafts will be available for purchase. Music, food, children’s games and activities will be on hand to celebrate everything honey bees. For more information, call Valorie Ryan 321 759-5111, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.brevardbackyardbeekeepers.com
• Contra Dance: The Satellite Beach Contra Dance will take place at the David R Schechter Center, located at 1089 S. Patrick Drive in Satellite Beach on Saturday, Aug. 17. The dance will have a live band and caller. Each dance is taught and a partner not needed. The lesson is at 7:00 p.m., the dance starts at 7:30 p.m. Join us for loads of fun and smiles! Wear cool, comfortable clothes and non-marking shoes. We have snacks to share at the break. Please refrain from wearing perfume and cologne. When bodies heat up on the dance floor, fragrances are more rapidly dispersed and quickly become overpowering. Tickets are $10. For more information, contact Catie Geist at 321-427-3587 or email email@example.com
• 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.
• Salute to the Vocalist: A free concert by Swingtime on Wednesday and Thursday, October 9 and 10 at 7:30 p.m. (pre-show at 6:30 by the New Horizons Band) Let us take you back in time to the Big Band Era when each band had its own vocalists or vocal group. This concert celebrates the Big Band vocalists like Frank Sinatra, Tex Beneke and the Modernaires, Ray Eberle and the Pied Pipers. The concert will take place at the Melbourne Auditorium, located at 625 E. Hibiscus Boulevard in Melbourne. Admission is free. Tickets not required. For more information, call 724-0555, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.melbournemunicipalband.org
• 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.