Thursday, Feb. 13 - Sunday, Feb. 16

•St. Mary's Annual Fair: The Rockledge tradition continues - St. Mary will be having our Annual Fair February 13-16, 2020. This exciting family and community event will have activities and events for children and adults of all ages including rides, food, bingo and many more fun activities. We are also pleased to announce our “Day of Smiles” which provides special needs children VIP access to the fair activities prior to general public admission on Saturday, February 15th. All proceeds from the Fair will go directly to benefit St. Mary Catholic Church and School. This year, one of our goals is to provide additional scholarships for students to attend our school. Our school’s mission is to create and encourage an environment of academic and spiritual excellence where children can grow in the knowledge of God and are formed to become the Catholic leaders and Missionary Disciples our world needs. For more information, and sponsorship opportunities, contact Rick T. Phelps. Fair Chairperson at (321) 403-9175.

Tuesday, Feb. 11

• Sip n Pour: Acrylic Paint Pouring class: Create your own ocean-inspired masterpieces! Come to the Studios of Cocoa Beach, 165 Minuteman Causeway in downtown Cocoa Beach on Tuesday, February 11 from 6 to 8 pm and let Tiffany Allen teach you to create waves,water and more with this fun, easy process. Pour painting uses acrylic paint mixed with a fluid medium that allows the paint to flow over the canvas. The use of simple craft tools combined with color choice results in endless design opportunities. The process is fun and messy, and no two pieces are ever the same. Each student will create two works of art on canvas. All supplies are included, but you should bring a smock or apron. Wine provided, but feel free to bring your favorite. Fee for the class is $35. Register online at the Studios website www.studiosofcocoabeach.org

Friday, Feb. 14

•For the Love of Paws: The public is invited to a Valentine’s Day Celebration, “For the Love of Paws”, hosted by Tails at the Barkery, located at 308 Brevard Avenue in Cocoa Village and also downtown Melbourne locations. Dogs leave paw prints on our hearts. Bring your canine companion to either Tails at the Barkery locations, donate $10.00, and create your own pet’s “paw” art keepsake heart, and receive a coupon good at either REC 225 in Cocoa Village or From Olives and Grapes in Downtown Melbourne.All proceeds to benefit Mid Florida Sheltie Rescue, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, whose mission is to help with the rehabilitation, fostering, and placement of homeless Shetland Sheepdogs. Many of the Shelties are recovering from being neglected, abused or abandoned by people they loved. MFSR’s primary concern is placing each Sheltie into a loving, FUREVER home. 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, call 321-305-4584 or email sheltie1@tailsatthebarkery.com

Sunday, Feb. 16

•Palm Bay Trap Shoot: The Palm Bay Masonic Lodge will host its 4th annual "Tap Shoot" at their location at 610 Hurley Boulevard SW in Palm Bay beginning at 10 a.m. Lunch and refreshments will be available. $25 per tickets with a chance to win one of five firearms. Ticket also entitles the holder to 1 round of trap. Event is open to the public. Firearms available for drawing: Ruger LCP II .380, SW M&P Shield .45apc, Ruger 10/.22 Sythetic Rifle, Henry .22 TRUMP Lever Rifle, and Tristar Setter ST 12 gage Over and Under, Walnut Stock, 28'' Barrels. Supply of ammunition and shotgun is the responsibiliy of shooter. For more information, contact Tom Johnson at 321-501-5277

Wednesday, Feb. 19 - Thursday, Feb. 20

•Staci's Top 10 concert: The Melbourne Municipal Band (MMB) will celebrate 10 years under the direction of its talented conductor, Staci Rosbury, with two “Staci’s Top 10” concerts, on February 19 and 20, beginning at 7:30 p.m. at the Melbourne Auditorium, 625 E. Hibiscus Blvd. There is no charge and tickets are not required. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.“It’s been an amazing decade of music and I can’t believe it’s gone by so fast,” said Rosbury. “We invite everyone to come and join us in celebrating our ongoing commitment to giving the gift of music to our community.” Music selections will include some of Rosbury’s favorites from her tenure with the band, including Liszt’s Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2, Nestico’s Salute to American Jazz, and Grainger’s Handel in the Strand. There will be a meet and greet with Rosbury after the concert. Pre-show entertainment will be provided by the Adagio Sax Quartet. For more information, call 724-0555 or visit http://www.MelbourneMunicipalBand.org/

Saturday, Feb. 22

•2020 Mayor's Ball: Palm Bay Mayor William Capote on Saturday, February 22nd, at 6pm at the Hilton Rialto, located at 200 Rialto Place in Melbourne, for the 2020 Mayor's Ball supporting the Palm Bay Firefighters Community Benevolent. The Mardi Gras themed masquerade event will feature a fabulous 'Fat Tuesday' raffle, entertainment, the annual Community Leadership Award presentation, and more. Guests are asked to dress to impress and encouraged to wear a Mardi Gras mask. Mayors Ball tickets are $80 each or $150 per couple. Event sponsorship packages are also available for businesses and other organizations. To learn more about sponsorship levels and to purchase tickets, call (321)409-7187 or visit the 2020 Mayor's Ball website at www.pbfl.org/mayorsball

• Bark and Brew Festival: The 10th Bark Brew Fest will be presented by Tails at the Barkery and the Dirty Oar Beer Company on Saturday, Feb. 22, at the Dirty Oar Beer Company, located at 329 King Street in Cocoa Village from 5-7 p.m. Love is in the air! Bring your canine companion, sip your favorite libation, play Bingo for chances to win fabulous prizes, enjoy delicious food from Bobbio’s Pizza, and join us for an evening of fun, including raffle baskets and a 50/50 drawing. All proceeds to benefit Schnauzer Love Rescue, Inc., an all-volunteer, nonprofit 501(c)(3) rescue devoted to finding homes for all Miniature Schnauzers who are unwanted or have been abandoned. 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, call 321-305-4584.

Saturday, Feb. 23

• Largo, spring concert: The Adagio Sax Quartet, an ensemble of the Melbourne Municipal Band (MMB) will present, “Largo,” a spring concert, on Sunday, February 23 at 3:00 p.m. at Eastminster Presbyterian Church, 106 N. Riverside Dr., Indialantic FL. The concert is free. A freewill donation of $10 is suggested. The concert title is from the featured selection – the second movement of Dvorak’s Symphony No. 9, From the New World, which he composed while director of the National Conservatory of Music of America from 1892 to 1895. Largo is filled with a hauntingly beautiful melody inspired by black spirituals. The melody would later become a spiritual of its own, Goin’ Home. The quartet will also play other well-known classical pieces, along with music of the Great American Songbook.

Tuesday, Feb. 25

•Schumann String Quartet: On Tuesday, February 25th at 7:30 PM at St. Mark's Church, Indialantic, FL, the Melbourne Chamber Music Society will present the Schumann String Quartet in a concert of the music of Haydn, Debussy, and Mendelssohn. Tickets are $35 adults, and $10 students, and are available at 321-213-5100, online at Melbourne Chamber Music Society.org, or at the door. For more information, call 321-213-5100 or visit www.melbournechambermusic.org

Saturday, Feb. 29

•Cocoa Village Brewer's Bash: The 1st Annual Brew Fest featuring 25 Micro Brewers will take place Saturday, Feb. 29 from 1-5 p.m. at Riverfront Park in Cocoa Village. Tickets are $40 per person and can be purchased on Eventbrite.com.

Tickets are also available at the Dirty Oar Beer Company and Ossorio Bakery & Cafe. 25 Micro Breweries will be here with samples of their best brews! HOT PINK live on stage preforming as well as food trucks and pet-friendly. The event is hosted by the Dirty Oar Beer Company and the Village Idiot Pub.

Sunday, March 1

•Central Florida Winds: Central Florida Winds celebrates their 20th season with a fabulous concert on Sunday, March 1, 2020, at 3pm at Suntree United Methodist Church, in Melbourne. “Circus Polka” by Igor Stravinsky and “Les Preludes” by Franz Liszt, played at the very first concert, will be repeated at the anniversary performance. Other works included are Percy Grainger’s “Gum-suckers March” and always a favorite, “Molly on the Shore”, Don Gillis’s “Tulsa, A Symphonic Portrait in Oil”, and the wonderful “Egmont Overture” by Beethoven. This very talented all-volunteer group was formed in 2000 by a small group of wind players who wanted to play compositions that were more challenging to them, and therefore, more satisfying. We now have musicians from throughout the State of Florida performing with CFW for the sheer enjoyment of playing with such a

diverse and quality driven group under the much respected leadership of Maestro

Richard Sabino. The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, call 321-405-2359, visit www.cfwinds.com or email cflwinds@gmail.com

Wednesday, March 4

•Gold City Concert Since 1980, gospel music fans worldwide have been in love with their trend-setting style. Named to the Gospel Music Hall of Fame and earned the #1 radio single in all of southern gospel music for 2019 with “All My Hope.” They have won over 60 Singing News Fan Awards, 10 #1 songs, Dove Awards, and have remained atop the gospel charts consistently in each of the past four decades. Gold City will forever be the standard of excellence for gospel quartet music. Admission is free with a Love Offering received. The concert will take place at Grace United Methodist Church 65 Needle Blvd., Merritt Island. For more information call the church at 321-452-2420 or Joe at 321-452-0376.

Upcoming Events

• Indiafest: Manav Mandir presents IndiaFest 2020 on Saturday, March 14 from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. and Sunday, March 15 from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at Wickham Park, located at 2500 Parkway Drive in MelbourneAdults: $5, children under 12 $2, and children under 5 are free. Featuring Cultural Shows, Traditional Indian Cuisines, Fashion Show, Music, Henna, Indian Cooking Demo, Arts & Crafts, Yoga Demo, Great Raffle Prizes, & More. For more information, visit indiafestbrevard.org

•Howard Jones head to King Center: Howard Jones has always been about the big picture. The singer, songwriter and keyboardist’s songs explore universal themes including enlightenment, transcendence, and seeing past one’s struggles in order to embrace the wider horizon beyond it. He’s sold millions of albums and had 15 top-40 global singles. While his music often overflows with addictive pop hooks, soaring vocals and creative arrangements, when you dig deeper, you’ll find those larger perspectives embedded within. The performance will take place Friday, March 27 at 8 p.m. Tickets on sale starting at $63.25 with including fees. Hear him perform his global hits including “Things Can Only Get Better,” “What is Love?,” “New  Song,”  and the iconic “No One is to Blame.” For more information, call (321) 242.2219 or visit kingcenter.com

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