Friday, Oct. 30

• Swing for Charity Golf Tournament: On Friday, Oct. 30 the Swing for Charity golf tournament will take place at Duran Golf Club, located at 7032 Stadium Parkway in Melbourne. Event will benefit the charities of the GFWC Viera Woman's Club, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Scramble format, Team of 4= $300. Single=$80 (Golfer Goody Bag, Boxed Lunch, and Practice Balls included.) Prizes in Men's, Women's, Mixed Team for 1st and 2nd place. Halloween Theme: Contest for Best Costumed! Auction Baskets and 50/50 Opportunity! Sponsorships are still available. For more information, contact Jan Gates at 321-522-9888, vwc.swingforcharity@gmail.com. For additional information, visit their website at www.gfwcvierawomansclub.com.

• Tennis Mixer and Exhibition Fundraiser: The public is welcome to join us on Friday, Oct. 30 for a fun night of tennis. Mixed tennis begins at 5:30 p.m., and the tennis exhibition starts at 7:00 p.m. Watch Pro Joey Jones, Ruben VanOppen, Joe Romanelli, Artie Yentumi, Maria Sanchez, Cori Coffey, and 2 additional high end players, battle it out on courts 3 & 4 at 7 pm. Please register in the Kiwi Pro-Shop, 321.773.2116, by Thursday, October 29 at noon. $20 donation required to participate. Costumes are encouraged, and all levels are welcome. All proceeds are to benefit Paul Angevine, a local tennis player and captain of the Kiwanis A3 mixed team. He and his family were hit from behind by a 15 passenger van at a red light on October 4. His wife Ashley and three-year-old son Alex walked away with minor injuries but Paul is paralyzed from the chest down. Food will be available for purchase, drink specials all night, and auction prizes to benefit the Angevine family. Contact Jill Connolly 321.773.2116 to signup for the mixer or to donate directly.

Saturday, Oct. 31

• Haunted Trail in Palm Bay: Palm Bay Parks & Recreation is hosting a drive-through Haunted Trail on Saturday, October 31 from 7-10 p.m. at Fred Poppe Regional Park, located at 1951 Malabar Rd. NW in Palm Bay. It will be a bit gory, a bit scary, and a lot of fun! Please be aware that certain scenes might not be appropriate for younger children. For more information, visit www.PlayPalmBay.org. Free to attend. For details, contact Emily Der at (321) 952-3444 or Emily.Der@pbfl.org.

• Quarantine-O-Ween: Drive-thru Trunk or Treat Saturday, Oct. 31 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. At the Melbourne Auditorium, located at 625 E. Hibiscus Bolevard in Melbourne (entrance on Lake Street). Please join the: Melbourne Police Department, Melbourne Fire Department, Play Melbourne Parks & Rec, and City of Melbourne Streets & Storm water for a spooktacular event. Trunk or Treat will be strictly drive-thru and keeping within the CDC guidelines for social distancing. Come see Fire Trucks, Police Vehicles, & Heavy Equipment! And, of course get lots of goodies! For more information, call (321) 608-7420.

Sunday, Nov. 1

• Hits of the Brits: The British Invasion brought us the two most popular rock groups of all time, the Beatles and the Rolling Stones, as well as the liveliest debate in rock history - which band is the greatest? These two legendary bands will engage in an on-stage, mash-up duel - a musical showdown of the hits - featuring internationally renowned tribute bands, The Nowhere Band & Z-Stonez going head-to-head at the Melbourne Auditorium on Nov 1 from 7-9 p.m. Ticket prices range from $25-$45. Taxes and fees may apply. No refunds or exchanges. Please call 863-494-9362 for special needs seating or group rates.

• Swingtimers Vocal Trio to Perform Outdoors: The Swingtimers Vocal Trio (SVT), a small ensemble of the Melbourne Municipal Band (MMB), will have a socially-distanced performance of its popular, close-harmony singing on the grounds of Rockledge United Methodist Church, 1935 S. Fiske Boulevard in Rockledge, on Sunday, Nov. 1 at 3 p.m. The concert is free. Attendees are asked to bring lawn chairs and to wear masks. With many of the MMB’s activities suspended due to Covid-19, the band is featuring concerts by some its smaller ensembles in socially distanced, outdoor settings. The rich vocals of the trio span many genres, including music from the Great American Songbook, swing and rock. This concert will feature songs such as Georgia On My Mind, Rockin’ Robin and Silence Is Golden. The group was formed six years ago by Dave Hutson and includes Connie Maltby and Diana Sageser. For more information about the concert, call Hutson at 321-339-7705.

Saturday, Nov. 4

• Sheriff Ivey speaks at luncheon: Sheriff Wayne Ivey will be the speaker at the November 4, luncheon meeting of the Brevard Federated Republican

Women to celebrate the re-election of President Donald J. Trump. All republicans are invited to attend which is held at the Space Coast Convention Center, 103 Tucker Lane, SW corner of I-95 and St Rt 520. The meeting fee of $25 includes a plated lunch of turkey and trimmings. Roasted vegetables over romaine is available for gluten free and vegetarian. Advanced reservations are required and can be made and paid for at www.brevardfederatedrepublicanwomen.org or by phone at 321-727-1212. The deadline for reservations is Friday Oct. 30 at twelve noon.

Saturday, Nov. 6

- Sunday, Nov. 22

• Space Coast Fair: The Space Coast State Fair is Brevard’s largest and most popular annual family event. Located in the middle of Brevard County, Florida, and easily accessible from Interstate-95, The Space Coast State Fair is a short ride from all areas of the Space Coast. The fair offers a tremendous Pay-One-Price value every day and night – pay just $15 (Mondays – Thursdays) or $20 (Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays) at the gate and all the rides and shows are included from open to close. A special VIP FAST-PASS will be available for $10 more, which includes all the rides and allows the VIP to enter rides at the FAST-PASS avoiding the regular lines at the rides. Loved by thousands of Central Floridians, come and see why the Space Coast State Fair is a must-see tradition on Florida’s Space Coast. For more information and tickets, visit http://spacecoaststatefair.com/

Saturday, Nov. 7

• Holiday Sip and Shop: Our Lady of Grace Church will hold their 3rd annual Holiday Sip and Shop on Saturday, Nov. 7 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The church is located at 300 Malabar Rd. SE in Palm Bay and is a free event/festival. Join us on Saturday, Nov. 7, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. for a Christmas Extravaganza. We will be hosting over 40 local and unique vendors so that you can find the perfect treasures and get a start on your holiday shopping. Admission and parking are free but don't forget your wallet at home as you are sure to find many items to buy. For more information, call (321) 725-3066. The Space Coast State Fair is Brevard’s largest and most popular annual family event. Located in the middle of Brevard County, Florida, and easily accessible from Interstate-95, The Space Coast State Fair is a short ride from all areas of the Space Coast. The fair offers a tremendous Pay-One-Price value every day and night – pay just $15 (Mondays – Thursdays) or $20 (Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays) at the gate and all the rides and shows are included from open to close. A special VIP FAST-PASS will be available for $10 more, which includes all the rides and allows the VIP to enter rides at the FAST-PASS avoiding the regular lines at the rides. Loved by thousands of Central Floridians, come and see why the Space Coast State Fair is a must-see tradition on Florida’s Space Coast.

• Friends of the Poor Walk/Raffle: The St. Vincent de Paul located at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in Palm Bay is sponsoring a fundraiser. Friends of the Poor Walk & Raffle is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 7 from 8-11 a.m. This is a family and pet friendly event. We have added a virtual component to the group walk to comply with social distancing concerns. There are 33 raffle baskets guests can buy tickets to win; participants do not need to be present to win. The event will be at SVDP House located at 300 Malabar Road SE in Palm Bay. Registration cost is $10/walk, $5-$7 for event t-shirt, and group rates apply with teams starting at 5 or more. For more details on the fundraiser walk please see the attached flyer or visit us at: https://www.facebook.com/svdpolg/. Tickets can be purchased at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/94084757041

• Veterans Day Parade: The City of Palm Bay will host the 2020 Palm Bay Veterans Day Parade on Saturday, Nov. 7 beginning at 9:00 a.m. Participants and spectators alike are invited to help honor our veterans and their families. The parade will start at Palm Bay City Hall, located at 120 Malabar Road SE, at 9:00am and head east on Malabar Road to Emerson Drive. The parade will then head south on Emerson and end at Copley Street SE. There will be viewing areas for the public in the median of Malabar Road, as well as along the sidewalk on the south side of Malabar Road. Roadways on the parade route will be closed starting one hour before the start of the Veterans Day Parade. Beginning at 8:00 a.m, Malabar Road will be completely closed, in both directions, from Emerson Drive to Minton Road. Emerson Drive will be closed between Malabar Road and Grandeur Street. The roads will re-open as soon as barriers and pedestrians are cleared from the roadway and clean-up is complete. The closures are expected to be lifted by 12:00 p.m. Area businesses and organizations are encouraged to participate in the parade and support our veterans. For information about having an entry in the parade or for more parade info, call the Tony Rosa Community Center at (321) 952-3443 or emailParade@pbfl.org.

Wednesday, Nov. 11

• Veterans Day fireworks celebration: The City of Melbourne will be hosting a drive-in Veterans Day Fireworks Celebration at the Melbourne Square Mall, located at 1700 W New Haven Ave Ste 965 in Melbourne, on Wednesday, Nov. 11. The fireworks show will begin at 7:30 p.m. he majority of the mall parking lot will be available for spectators to park and observe the show while practicing social distancing. Spectators are asked to remain in their vehicles and park in a designated parking space. Shortly before the show, spectators are encouraged to tune into 98.5 The Beach to listen to pre-show announcements and to hear patriotic music played during the duration of the show. The event will also be live-streamed for those that wish to view the show from home. More details about the event, including how to access the live stream, will be posted on the city’s website: www.melbourneflorida.org/fireworks.

Friday, Nov. 13

• 'Fly Me to the Moon' Sip and Shop: Frank Sinatra may not have had the Space Coast in mind when he penned the song, but he surely would have enjoyed “Fly Me To the Moon” a sip and shop evening in Downtown Titusville. Join on Friday, Nov. 13, from 6-9 p.m. as we celebrate the cool Fall season with a sampling of wines, autumnal beers and cider, plus delicious food bites at area downtown shops We’ll set the scene with swing music from the Big Apple to have you dancing in the street! Check in at the DTMA table next to MacSweets Bakery in the 300 block of S. Washington Ave. Get your souvenir glass and follow the map to participating locations. Masks will be provided if you forget yours. Merchants include HotPoint Boutique, The Downtown Art Gallery, Sweet Southern Sass, Olive You , Baby’s Breath, Simply Southern Boutique and and more. Fee is $25 per person. Visit all the merchants on the map and enter a drawing to win the Fall Holiday Gift Basket and prizes such as a family 4- pack for the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex! For more information visit the Downtown Titusville Merchants Association facebook page or call 321-264-0777

Saturday, Nov. 14

• Christmas picture sessions: On Saturday, Nov. 14 from 1-5 p.m. Cost is $125. Includes: 20 minutes of photo taking and at least 10 edited images in an online gallery. All of your digital images will be provided to download (included in the cost for the session). This session will take place outdoors in a field set up to look almost like a Christmas tree farm. We may be in Florida, but that doesn't mean there won't be snow as well for this magical session. $50 is required to secure your time slot, the remaining session fee is due 3 days before your mini session. Don't worry, we'll send you a reminder. Book online now to secure your spot at www.facebook.com/Amanda.leigh.photographs

• Bark Brew Fest: The 11th Bark Brew Fest presented by Tails at the Barkery and the Dirty Oar Beer Company, will take place on Saturday, Nov. 14, at the Dirty Oar Beer Company, located at 329 King Street in Cocoa from 5:00-7:00 p.m. in Cocoa Village. Play Bingo to win fabulous prizes! Bring your canine companion, sip your favorite libation, enjoy delicious food from Soul Hibachi, practice social distancing, and join us for an evening of fun, including raffle baskets and a 50/50 drawing. All proceeds to benefit Great Dane Love – A Central Florida Rescue, Inc., an all-volunteer, non-profit 501(c)(3) rescue that was established in September 2012 and whose mission is to help with the re-homing of displaced Great Danes and providing ongoing education regarding responsible Dane ownership and care. 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, contact Great Dane Love – A Central Florida Rescue, Inc., www.gdlcf.org/ or Pam Shaia at Tails at the Barkery, (321) 305-4584 or Dirty Oar Beer Company, (321) 301-4306.

Sunday, Nov. 15

• "Beautiful Saxophone" Adagio Sax Quartet: The Adagio Sax Quartet, an ensemble of the Melbourne Municipal Band (MMB) will present the fall concert, “Beautiful Saxophone,” on Sunday, Nov. 15 at 3:00 p.m. at Harbor City Baptist Church, 2711 N Harbor City Boulevard in Melbourne. The concert is free. A freewill donation will be taken. This concert will be held outdoors for social distancing. Attendees are asked to bring lawn chairs and to wear masks. Music by Bach, Haydn, Mozart and other famous composers will be featured. The concert title, “Beautiful Saxophone,” highlights the broad range of sounds that a well-played saxophone can produce. Many of the pieces are taken from string quartet arrangements while others, such as “Sevilla,” were arranged for sax quartet. For more information about the Adagio Sax Quartet contact Hutson at asq@melbournemunicipalband.org or call 321-501-3722.

Ongoing Events

•Carol Compton at Studios in Cocoa Beach: Being an artist is a lifelong journey and no one epitomizes this more than Carol Compton, the November Spotlight Artist at the Downtown Art Gallery, 335 S. Washington in downtown Titusville. Carol grew up on the West Coast, inspired by an artist uncle and her father, who took her Carol’s pottery is on view at the Downtown Art Gallery Monday thru Saturday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. or by appointment. This amazing art gallery, which also offers printing and framing services, features the work of 19 local artists with an emphasis on Florida themes. For information call 321-268-0122 or view them on Facebook @The Downtown Art Gallery.

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