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Saturday Feb. 20

Trap Shoot: The Palm Bay Masonic Lodge will hold its 5th Annual Trap Shoot and Gun Raffle on the 20th of February at the Port Malabar Rifle & Pistol Club at 610 Hurley Blvd, SW Palm Bay, Florida. Tickets for the raffle are $25 and each ticket entitles the holder to a free round of Trap. Shotguns are available for free if you do not have one. Ammunition will be available at cost. There will be awards for the first three places in the shoot. The drawing will be held on March 16 and the winners do not need to be present. For additional information, contact Joe Yaw at 1-740-704-3720.

• Pirate Costume Bash and Festival: Pirates didn't bury their treasure, they partied! Mark your calendars for Saturday Feb. 20 for the most intense pirate gathering on Florida's Space Coast! The 18th Annual Pirate Costume Bash and Festival!

Its a one day Pirate fest at 'Squid Lips on the Indian River in the Eau Gallie neighborhood of Melbourne. Come parley for doors prizes, costume contests and more. FREE admission and lots of FREE parking.

At noon Sunnyland Steve performs pirate and other nautical tunes. Another band will play the afternoon. Then at 6 p.m. PANAMA BAND in PIRATE GARB performs. They won 5 awards at 2013 Brevard Live Music Awards including best cover band!

Come dance like pirates! PLUS Adelphire Belly Dancers and Panama Pearls Pirate World.

Special fundraising activities to benefit the National Kidney Foundation of Florida. Melbourne Avian Rescue Sanctuary will be providing photo ops with their birds. Join us for an unforgettable day & evening of piratical fun! Learn more at -

https://madhatterpromotions.com/2021-18th-annual-pirate-bash-festival.php. Squid Lips is located at 1477 Pineapple Avenue in Melbourne.

• Space Auction: The American Space Museum Charity Space Memorabilia Auction #14 will be virtually only. It is happening on Saturday Feb. 20 at 12 noon. The auction includes 350 lots of astronaut autographs, space-flown items and historic badges and photographs—deemed authentic by the museum’s professional memorabilia analyst. Be ready to start live bidding at Noon, Saturday, Feb. 20. It is a beautiful way to support the non-profit American Space Museum that has been preserving space history for 20 years. Register ahead of time. Here’s the link: - https://spacewalkoffame.org/news-and-events/auctions-appraisals.

• BSO- Heroic Beethoven: The Brevard Symphony Orchestra performs an all-Beethoven program on Saturday Feb. 20 at 7:30 p.m. The program includes the Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major; the Symphony No. 3 in E-flat Major “Eroica”, with Scott Watkins at the piano. The “Eroica” was originally dedicated to Napoleon, but after Napoleon declared himself emperor in 1804, Beethoven changed his mind and gave it its current title. Tickets are available here > https://bit.ly/39GYptV. The King Center is located on the Melbourne campus of Eastern Florida State College at 3865 N. Wickham Road in Melbourne.

Saturday Feb. 20 & Sunday Feb. 21

• Strawberry Fest: Come on out to Wickham Park in Melbourne from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday Feb. 20 & Sunday Feb. 21 for the 3rd Annual Strawberry Fest! Enjoy family fun and festivities, Plant City strawberries, arts & crafts, delicious food, free bounce houses, organic strawberries, strawberry shortcake, live entertainment, free rock painting, strawberry fudge, pony rides, free strawberry relay, face painting, free hula hoop contest, pie eating contest, free petting farm, and more. Admission to the Fest is $6 per person. Kids 2 and under are free, and there is free parking as well. The Children’s Hunger Project has been chosen as the Nonprofit of Choice for Strawberry Fest, and a portion of the proceeds will benefit TCHP! Wickham Park is located at 2500 Parkway Drive in Melbourne.

• Classic Car Show @ the Strawberry Fest: Bring your classic cars and your entire family to the Strawberry Fest at Wickham Park on Saturday Feb. 20 & Sunday Feb. 21. Rain or shine! Enjoy Plant City strawberries, a free bounce house, delicious food, pony rides, and arts & crafts. There will be a berry cute baby contest, train rides, face paintings and a hula hoop contest for the kids along with plenty of strawberry shortcake, strawberry fudge, and strawberry lemonade.

All proceeds go to charity.

Wickham Park is located at 2500 Parkway Dr. in Melbourne. learn more at www.melbournefest.com.

The classic car and truck contest will award $50 in strawberry bucks and a certificate for 1st place and $25 in strawberry bucks and a certificate for 2nd place.

Vehicles must arrive between 10 and 11 a.m.. There is a $10 registration fee per day which includes admission to the Strawberry Fest. Sponsored by Buckler Shows. Call (366) 860-0092 or email bucklershows@yahoo.com.

Through Saturday Feb. 27

Foosaner Art Museum @ FIT: The "Robot Love" exhibit showcases several of the Space Coast's nationally and internationally known artists. This is the fifth and largest "Robot Love" exhibit hosted by the Museum. It is a traveling, site specific art exhibition that provides a platform for all forms of contemporary art, including from musical performances, fashion shows, dancing, paintings, installations, and more! It is on display now at the Foosaner Art Museum on the campus of Florida Institute of Technology through Feb. 27. FIT's Foosaner Art Museum is located on 1463 Highland Ave. in Melbourne.

Through Sunday Feb. 28

• Mini Solo Exhibitions: The Studios of Cocoa Beach has opened the first in a series of mini solo exhibitions. The exhibitions features three local artists, highlighting one aspect of their work. The show opened Tuesday Jan. 12 and has been extended until Sunday Feb. 28.

Delia Swenson is an accomplished painter who began painting in oils in 2009. While she paints many varied themes, this exhibit highlights her talent for translating nature to the canvas. Each piece evokes a unique mood. Her red poppies are full of energy, seeming to jump off the canvas. In contrast, the texture and subtlety of her white flowers evoke calm and serenity.

Debora Tweedie is a marine biologist who taught for 36 years. She excels in photography and mixed media. All her art flows from her love of nature. She uses her camera to capture the ordinary and transform it into the beautiful, mysterious, playful and sometimes even unrecognizable images before you.

Tiffany Allen is also a photographer and the exhibit features her “All Washed Up” series. The photographs depict discarded items that she finds on local beaches , or in the case of a piano, the East River in New York City. When possible, Tiffany collects the items and transforms them into whimsical sculptures.

The Studios of Cocoa Beach gallery is located at 165 Minuteman Causeway in downtown Cocoa Beach.

The Studios of Cocoa Beach is home to 35 local artists working in a variety of mediums. They are open most days but check the calendar on their website to confirm hours at www.studiosofococabeach.org.

Friday March 6, Saturday March 7 & Sunday March 8

Garage Sale: Operation America Standing in Support known as OASIS seeks donated items to sell at a garage sale to raise funds for ongoing efforts to promote the moral and welfare of U.S. troops stationed overseas and their families here at home. The garage sale is planned for the weekend of March 6-8. It will be held at 4230 Mount Vernon Avenue in Titusville. Let us know if you have something to donate! Every little bit helps. Volunteers are welcome to help. Contact Laura at (321) 607-0195; Beth at (321) 208-6953; or Tess at (321) 243-7753. We believe that we can make a difference together. Thank you for supporting our troops! On Friday March 6 and Saturday March 7 it'll run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Then on Sunday March 8 it'll run from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. OASIS is a 501c3 organization that provides thoughtful care packages, card writing campaigns, arrival greetings and more. Their goal is to support members of the military overseas until they come home. Learn more about OASIS here > http://www.oasisofcfl.org/.

Saturday March 6

• Dinner & Comedy Show: Groucho’s comedy club has a new permanent home at the Italian American Cub on 1471 Cypress Ave. in Melbourne. Swing by on Saturday March 6. for dinner and a comedy show from comedians R.C. Smith and Paul Jensen. They'll both have you laughing in the aisles. The doors open at 6 p.m. The show starts at 8 p.m. Dancing after the show. Tickets are $22 in advance, and $27 at the door. Tickets are limited and selling fast! You can purchase tickets online here > https://www.meetup.com/All-Things-Italian-Socials-All-Welcome-Food-Wine-Language/events/275839544. Learn more at GrouchoProductions.com.

Monday March 1

100% Pure Florida: The 15th Annual 100% Pure Florida juried exhibition will open on March 1 at Fifth Avenue Art Gallery in Eau Gallie. This year 46 artists will be featured, artists from both Brevard County and statewide. The media represented in the arts works are mixed, acrylic, oil, watercolor, bead embroidery, digital art, found items, sculpture, ink, and more. This promises to be a brilliant collection of color and creativity. Be sure to come to the opening reception on March 5 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Awards will be presented at 7 p.m. The show will run through the March 27th. The Fifth Avenue Art Gallery is located at 1470 Highland Avenue in the Eau Gallie Arts District (EGAD) of Melbourne. Call (321) 259-8261 for further information. Learn more at http://www.fifthavenueartgallery.com.

Friday March 5

Sinatra Night at La Cita Country Club: Make it a night out at the La Cita Golf and Country Club in Titusville for Sinatra Night from 6-9 p.m. on Friday March 5. The John Badessa Trio, featuring Mike Mirand, will play many of Sinatra's greatest hits. No Cover, call for dinner reservations - 321-383-2582. The La Cita Country Club is located at 777 Country Club Drive in Titusville.

Friday March 5, Saturday March 6 & Sunday March 7

OASIS Garage Sale: Operation America Standing in Support known as OASIS seeks donated items to sell at a garage sale to raise funds for ongoing efforts to promote the moral and welfare of U.S. troops stationed overseas and their families here at home. The garage sale is planned for the weekend of March 6-8. It will be held at 4230 Mount Vernon Avenue in Titusville. Let us know if you have something to donate! Every little bit helps. Volunteers are welcome to help. Contact Laura at (321) 607-0195; Beth at (321) 208-6953; or Tess at (321) 243-7753. We believe that we can make a difference together. Thank you for supporting our troops! On Friday March 5 and Saturday March 6, it'll run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Then on Sunday March 7 it'll run from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. OASIS is a 501c3 organization that provides thoughtful care packages, card writing campaigns, arrival greetings and more. Their goal is to support members of the military overseas until they come home. Learn more about OASIS here > http://www.oasisofcfl.org/.

Saturday March 6

Forever Jaz: Jazmin performs live at the Space Coast Convention Center in Cocoa on Saturday March 6 at 8 p.m. To purchase tickets call (321) 783-9004. This concert will also be streamed LIVE on the BMG's YouTube channel and Roland's Facebook page. The Space Coast Convention Center is located at 301 Tucker Lane in Cocoa.

Sunday March 7

Smooth Jazz Sunday: Regalitos Foundation presents Smooth Jazz Sunday with saxophonist Marcus Anderson at the Space Coast Convention Center on Sunday March 7 at 4 p.m. Featuring Ron Reinhardt on keyboards, Tim George on bass, and Dave Reinhardt on drums. To purchase your Marcus Anderson tickets call (321) 783-9004. Produced by the Brevard Music Group. The Space Coast Convention Center is located at 301 Tucker Lane in Cocoa.

Saturday March 13

BSO-From the New World Program: The Brevard Symphony Orchestra with Sirena Huang on violin performs Ives' Variations on America, Bruch's Violin Concerto No. 1, and Dvorck's Symphony No. 9 “From the New World”. In 1893, the New York Philharmonic commissioned a symphony from Dvořák, resulting in “From the New World.” It was considered a triumph. Max Bruch wrote three violin concertos but only his 1st is considered to be standard in the violin repertoire. Charles Ives wrote his Variations on America when he was just 17 years old. There will be 2 performances on Saturday March 13 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. To purchase tickets on line click here > https://bit.ly/39GYptV.

St. Paddy's Day Car Show: Head over to Dunkin Donuts Beachside on Saturday March 13 for the St. Paddy's Day Car, Truck & Bike Show. Bring what ya got. If it rolls, roll it on in! It's a free show. No judging, no trophies, but you can ask an owner if you have your picture taken in their vehicle! It starts at 8 a.m. and lasts until noon. For more information call the leprechaun Bill O'Antonetz at (321) 725-3648. Dunkin Donuts Beachside is located at 1220 N. A1A in Indialantic.

Friday March 26

Little River Band: The King Center and Elko Concerts present the Little River Band at the King Center in Melbourne on Friday March 26 at 8 p.m. Through the ‘70’s and ‘80’s, Little River Band enjoyed huge chart success with multiplatinum albums and chart topping hits like: “Reminiscing”, “Cool Change”, and “Lonesome Loser”. Bassist/vocalist Wayne Nelson joined the band in 1980, and worked alongside founding members with some of the most distinctive harmonies and vocal abilities, creating the unique LRB sound. Guitarist extraordinaire Stephen Housden joined LRB bringing a rock element into the band’s sound and helped contribute to their string of Top 10 hits. As band members departed, both Housden and Nelson worked together to bring LRB into the new millennium.

Tickets begin at $69.50. They are now on sale at Kingcenter.com.

This is a socially distanced event that will follows current health and safety guidelines.

For information on the King Center’s safety measures visit: kingcenter.com/health-safety. The King Center is located at 3865 N Wickham Rd. in Melbourne on the campus of Eastern Florida State College.

Saturday March 27

Easter Egg Hunt: Brings the family over to the Mutter Real Estate Group Office in Mims on Saturday March 27 for an Easter Egg Hunt. Games and crafts for the kids, and a chance to your photo taken with the Easter Bunny! Hunt for the hidden metallic eggs with prizes inside from local businesses, and there's a raffle for adults, a bounce house, BurgerRobs, Kona Ice, and more! The fun begins at 11 a.m. and lasts until 1 p.m. The Mutter Real Estate Group Office is located at 4218 W. Main St. in Mims. For more information call Dominique Spaur at (321) 271-5578.

Monday March 29

Circularity: The Fifth Avenue Art Gallery is proud to announce the exhibit Circularity, paintings by Judy Edwards, opening on March 29. Circularity is a collection of cold wax and encaustic paintings born of an abstract art journey. Edwards, a current member of Fifth Avenue Art Gallery. She will be at the opening reception on Friday April 2 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. to meet you and share her love of art with you. “Circularity follows my career in art," said Edwards. "Making art for me was never static, it has always been very dynamic and constantly moving, never going in a straight direction." Fifth Avenue Art Gallery is located at 1470 Highland Avenue in the Eau Gallie Arts District (EGAD) pf Melbourne. All events are free and open to the public. For further information, please call (321) 259-8261. Learn more at http://www.fifthavenueartgallery.com.

Saturday April 3

Variety Show: The Golden Steppers and Friends...Steppin’ Out Again! at the Historic Cocoa Village Playhouse on Saturday April 3 at 2 p.m. This is a tap dancing and variety show. Tickets are $15 plus handling fee and can be purchased online at Cocoavillageplayhouse.com or at the Box Office. For more information call - (321) 636-5050. The Historic Cocoa Village Playhouse is located at 300 Brevard Ave. in Cocoa.

Sunday April 18

Comedy Show: The King Center presents comedian Brian Regan on Sunday April 18 at 7 p.m. Critics, fans and fellow comedians agree: Brian Regan is one of the most respected comedians in the country with Vanity Fair calling Brian, “The funniest stand-up alive,” and Entertainment Weekly calling him, “Your favorite comedian’s favorite comedian.” Having built his 30-plus year career on the strength of his material alone, Brian’s non-stop theater tour continuously fills the most beautiful venues across North America, visiting close to 100 cities each year. On February 23, Brian will star in his second Netflix stand-up special, Brian Regan: On The Rocks. Tickets begin at $62.50. They are on sale now at Kingcenter.com.

This is a socially distanced event and follows current health and safety guidelines

For information on the King Center’s safety measures visit: kingcenter.com/health-safety.

The King Center is located at 3865 N Wickham Rd. in Melbourne on the campus of Eastern Florida State College.

Ongoing

• Pineda Inn Trivia Night: Meet inside the back bar at 7 p.m. This is growing in popularity! Get there early if you want a seat! The Pineda Inn is located at 6533 US Highway 1 in Rockledge. Trivia Night is held every other Sunday from 7-9 p.m.

• Hash House Harriers: Attention drinkers with a running/walking problem, if you have half a mind to Hash, you have mind enough. Hashes are held every other Saturday register here > www.BVDH3.com or on Wednesday evenings learn more here > https://h3scv2.droppages.com/index.htm.

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