Saturday, Feb. 1

•"Hearts Rock for Kids" Festival: Kiwanis Club of Melbourne presents "Hearts Rock for Kids Festival" on February 1st, 2020 at West Melbourne Community Park, located at 3000 Minton Road in Melbourne. Kick off the Valentine's Month with a great ,family friendly, fun filled day! Live music with rock band Positive chaos, jazz bands! Play games, win prizes, have fun in helicopter simulator, Art competitions, cookie decorations, wiffle ball and so much more! For adults and those young at heart, silent action, fabulous vendors with arts and crafts, and of course our watering offering with food trucks! All the proceeds go in their entirety to Kiwanis programs such as Herb Schulman Shoe Fund Closet for kids, College Scholarships, Children’s play workshops and Youth Leadership programs such as K-Kids and Key Clubs, and many, many more. For Exhibitor Application and further details, please email: kiwanismelb@gmail.com or call Dr. Jaya Prakash at 630-715-6881. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/MelbourneKiwanis/

•Water Colors at Studios of Cocoa Beach: On Saturday, February 1, 9 a.m. 1 p.m., join Sutdios of Cocoa Beach for “Getting Started in Watercolors” with Ed Carlson. Learn the basics of watercolor painting and go home with a completed riverside landscape painting of “Crazy Horse Fishcamp” $50 includes all materials needed. All classes held at the Studios of Cocoa Beach, 165 Minuteman Causeway in downtown Cocoa Beach. Register online at the Studios Website: www.studiosofcocoabeach.org where you can find complete information on all the workshops.

Tuesday, Feb. 4 - Sunday, Feb. 23

• Lost in Yonkers at Riverside: Written by Neil Simon and set in Yonkers, New York, in 1942, Lost in Yonkers is the Tony® Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning drama about two brothers who are sent to live with their stern German grandmother after their mother’s death. Placed there by their traveling salesman father, the boys find themselves contending with new realities - a childlike aunt, a gangster uncle, and a dad who is never there. Showtimes are February 4, 5, 6, 12, 13, 18, 19 & 20 at 7:30 p.m., Feb. 5, 8, 9, 12, 13, 15, 16, 19, 22 & 23 at 2 p.m., Feb. 7, 8, 14, 15, 21 & 22 at 8 p.m. Tickets starting at $35. Performances take place on the Stark Stage @ Riverside Theatre. For more information or ticket purchases, call 772-231-5860 or visit www.riversidetheatre.com.

Tuesday, Feb. 4

•Ruth Funk Gallery Tour: Join us for an insiders tour of Ubuhle Women: Beadwork and the Art of Independence! Curator Bev Gibson is the co-founder of the Ubuhle Beads artist collective. What started as a humble project, using traditional skills to create independence and economic opportunities for rural artists, has become an international movement in contemporary art highlighted by Smithsonian Magazine, The Washington Post and many others. By being recognized as international artists, these women have challenged the traditional perception of rural women and showcased them as the dignified, gifted, dedicated artists that they are. Gibsons talk will highlight her unique relationship with the artists, their work, and community. The tour will take place Tuesday, Feb. 4 at 5:15 p.m. Tickets start at $10. Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts is located at 150 W. University Boulevard in Melbourne. For more information, call (321) 674-8313 or visit https://textiles.fit.edu/

Friday, Feb. 7 - Saturday, Feb. 8

• “Ocean Waves” Quilt Show: The Seaside Piecemakers Quilt Guild will host a Timeless Treasures “Ocean Waves” Quilt Show Friday, Feb. 7 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 8 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The show will feature over 200 quilts on display, vendors, silent auction, boutique and will take place at the Wickham Park Community Center, located at 2815 Leisure Way in Melbourne. Tickets for the show are $10. For information, call Kathy Baker at 978-265-0552 or visit www.seasidepiecemakers.com.

Friday, Feb. 7

• Jazz Friday at Foosner: The Foosner Art Museum presents Jazz Friday with Winston Scott from 5:30-7:30 on Friday, Jan 3, in the Harris Auditorium. The Foosner Art Museum is located at 1463 Highland Avenue in Melbourne. Tickets are free for museum members and $10 for guests. For more information, call (321) 674-8916 or visit www.foosanerartmuseum.org

Saturday, Feb. 8

• Valentine Luncheon: Members of S. Brevard City Council of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority will be attending their annual Valentine Luncheon on Saturday, February 8 starting at 11:30 a.m at the Yellow Dog Café, 905 U.S. Highway 1 in Malabar. Cost is $30.00 per person.Sweethearts from chapters will be honored. For information call Jewell Patton at 321-723-2250.

• 35th Chowder Cook-Off: The 35th annual Space Coast Food Festival 35th Chowder Cook-Off presented by Boniface Hiers will take place on Saturday, Feb. 8 from 5-9 p.m. at Inside Port Canaveral Cruise Terminal 1 in Cape Canaveral. This long standing popular event is sure to be a great time with unlimited samples of Chowders, Twists (non-chowders) and in 2020 - Desserts. Enjoy Music by Hot Pink. Vendor Showcase, Silent Auction and Cash Bar sponsored by Carroll Distributing introducing Bud Light Seltzers and Babe Wines, along with your favorite beers and drinks. Defending their 2019 titles: Judges 1st place Chowder - Hilton Cocoa Beach Oceanfront ; 1st Place Twist Grills Seafood Deck & Tiki Bar Cast your vote for the People’s Choice! Facebook Event updates: @spacecoastfoodfestival Ticket Information: General admission tickets with a 6pm entry time are $25 in advance, $30 at the door. VIP tickets are $40 in advance, $50 at the door 5pm entry; and limited Connoisseur level at $75 entry. Tickets at EventBrite or http://business.cocoabeachchamber.com/

• Champagne & Chocolate Sweethearts Sip & Stroll: On Saturday, Feb 8, from 5-9 p.m., grab your sweetheart and come on down to Historic Cocoa Village for the Champagne & Chocolate Sweethearts Sip & Stroll. In addition to our normal offering of wine and beer sampling and snacks, our merchants may have either champagne or sparkling wine and something chocolate. Check-in is from 5 till 7 p.m. in the gazebo. For the ticket price of $25, you will receive a Sip & Stroll commemorative wine or beer glass, a shopping bag and a map of the participating merchants. Don’t forget – your ticket purchase automatically enters you into the drawing for one of our fabulous gift baskets. For each of the Treasure Zone businesses visited, (marked in red on the map), a chance to win the special Treasure Zone basket is earned. That’s one additional chance to win for each Treasure Zone business visited. Then the fun begins…stroll through the streets of Cocoa Village sampling beer and wines, enjoying treats and taking advantage of merchants’ special deals. While browsing our many unique shops, you will find that perfect gift for your sweetheart! Event usually sells out. Buy your tickets early! Questions? Call Susan at 321-631-9075. Tickets are available at Ossorio Café & Bakery or online at Eventbrite.com

• Space Coast Wing Battle: On Saturday, Feb. 8 Viera Regional Park, in partnership with The Children's Hunger Project, will host the Space Coast Wing Battle - all you can eat wings, unlimited samplings, 17 Space Coast competitors, craft beer and specialty drinks available. Tickets start at $40. The event runs from 6-10 p.m. at 2300 Judge Fran Jamieson Way in Melbourne. For ticket purchases and more information, visit www.spacecoastwingbattle.com.

• Metalsmithing 101 at Studios: Making jewelry with metal presents some unique challenges. The Studios of Cocoa Beach is hosting “Metalsmithing 101” with Karol Bobb on Saturday Feb 8, 2020 from 10 am to 4 pm. 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 multilayered 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. Contact Karol for details at 610-505-4023.

Tuesday, Feb. 11

•Herbal Facial Party: Combining Medicinal Herbs, Skin Care, and Massage Therapy. Each person receives a Tranquil Facial that pairs Herbal Healing and Aromatherapy with Therapeutic Massage Therapy. The use of Medicinal Herbs and Massage Therapy together will leave you Radiant as well as Relaxed. We will end with a soothing meditation. Cost is $20. The event will take place on Tuesday, Feb. 11 at Blissful Energy, located at 240 South Wickham Road in Melbourne. For more information, contact Gina Scianimanicov at 321-557-3970 or email yogaandmassageedu@outlook.com

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.

• Satellite Beach Lions Club Car Show: Join us at the 9th annual Satellite Beach Lions Club Car Show on February 23 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the D.R.S. Community Center in Satellite Beach on 1089 South Patrick Drive. Vehicle registration cost is $20 and starts at 8 am and is open to ALL makes and models. There will be over 100 classic cars and trucks. Come and enjoy the cars, trucks, music, food, vendors, and raffles. The Lions Club will be cooking hamburgers and hot dogs! 100% of all proceeds benefit local charities. For more information, contact Lance Smith at (321) 403-3971.

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.

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

•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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