Friday Feb. 19

Gopher Tortoises: Come to Sams House Friday Feb. 19 for a homeschooling lesson on Gopher Tortoises from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Dig into the lives of this keystone species to learn about their important role in the ecosystem. Limited to 15 people. Registration is required. Please call (321) 449-4720 to sign up. The Sams House at Pine Island Conservation Area at 6195 N Tropical Trail in Merritt Island.

Little Chef Snickerdoodle Baking Class Online: This is a really fun time for you and your little ones in the kitchen. This online class takes place from 2-3 p.m. on Friday Feb 19. Chef Kel will take you step by step through making and baking snickerdoodles! Fun to say and fun to eat! A cinnamon-y treat! This recipe lends itself very well to a gluten free version, so don't feel left out if you or your little one is eating gluten free! To register go to - https://bit.ly/3ai2lSd.

Fish Dinner: The Knights of Columbus Bishop Verot Council will be offering fish dinners in Indialantic on Fridays during Lent. The dinners are set for Friday Feb 19, Friday March 5 & Friday March 26 from 5:30-6:30 pm. They will include baked or fried fish, baked potato, cole slaw, garlic bread and cookies. The dinners will be served in a drive-thru style along the south side of the Life Center using cash, check or credit cards. Cost: $15 (pay cash, check or credit card when ordering at Drive-thru along the south-side of the Life Center). These dinners are meant to raise funds for the Holy Name of Jesus Catholic School. Advanced tickets are available through Eventbrite at www.HNJ.org. The fish dinners are being held at The Life Center at 3050 N Hwy A1A 3050 North Highway A1A in Indialantic.

Bluegrass Concert: Come hear The Grascals on Friday, Feb. 19, from 7-9 p.m. at the Temple Baptist Church of Titusville. 1400 N. Washington Ave. in Titusville. From Nashville to Titusville

The Grascals are Grammy-nominated bluegrass and Grand Ole Opry performers. Tickets are $22. Reserved distance seating available at jtsbluegrass.com or call (321) 222-7797.

The Temple Baptist Church is located at 1400 N. Washington Ave. in Titusville.

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.

Tackle Football and Cheer: The Palm Bay Youth Athletic Association is accepting registrations for their 2021 Tackle Football and Cheer programs from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday Feb. 20; from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.; on Wednesday Feb. 24 and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday Feb. 27. The

Tackle registration fee $160 per person. Register at Veterans Park. The season runs July thru November for boys and girls ages 7 thru 15. Practice is 3 days a week. Games are on Saturdays. The fee includes a jersey to keep, and the lease football equipment. Learn more at www.PalmBayfootball.org. Veterans Park is located at 2225 Port Malabar Blvd. NE in Palm Bay.

The Beachside Marketplace: Surfside Grill & Adventures at the Sebastian Inlet State Park is hosting an outdoor marketplace from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday Feb. 20. Come and shop for crafts, décor, jewelry, clothes, gifts, and more. Discover local artists and the Surfside way! There is a park entrance fee of $8. The Sebastian Inlet State Park is located at 9502 South Highway A1A Melbourne Beach. For more information contact - info@surfsidegrillandadventures.com or call 321-724-2112.

Veterans and Military Fundraising Dinner: The Brevard Federated Republican Women have announced their 2021 Veterans and Military Dinner Fundraising Auction will be held on Saturday March 20 at the Space Coast Convention Center. An Honor Roll of veterans will be recognized. The public is invited to attend and pay tribute to those who serve and have served. Doors open at 5 p.m. Welcome and dinner at 6 p.m. Canaveral Port Authority Chairman Wayne Justice (R) USCG will be the featured speaker. A live auction will be conducted by Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey. Attendees will have the opportunity to bid for dinners with several of Brevard’s elected officials and other items such as an AR 15/M16 rifle. Tickets are $60. Advanced reservations are required and can be obtained at www.brevardfederatedrepublicanwomen.org. The Space Coast Convention Center is located at 103 Tucker Lane in Cocoa.

Car, Truck & Bike Show: Come out to the Dunkin Donuts Beachside in Indialantic on Saturday Feb. 20 for the 'President's Day Weekend at Dunkin Donuts Car, Truck & Bike Show. It runs from 8 a.m. to 12 noon. All years, makes and models are welcome. There is no judging and no trophies, just good fun! And its FREE! The Dunkin Donuts Beachside is located at 1210 N. A1A in Indialantic. Questions? - call Bill Antonetz at (321) 725-3648 or visit us on Facebook at Dunkin Donuts Car Show Indialantic Fl.

American Police Hall of Fame & Museum: Florida Fish & Wildlife Commission Officers Jordan Humphrey, Steve Wayne, Jeffrey Sidor and K9 Harry will spotlight the unique fauna of Florida. We hope to instill a sense of responsibility and appreciation for Florida's many habitats and the incredible creatures that call Florida home. Adult admission $10. Child admission $5. Presentations at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Saturday Feb. 20. The American Police Hall of Fame & Museum is located at 6350 Horizon Drive in Titusville.

Tuesday Feb. 23

Business Professionals on ZOOM: The Greater Palm Bay Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a breakfast networking event on ZOOM on Tuesday Feb. 23 from 8-9:30 a.m. Diversity of Thought CEO David Jones will lead a conversation about "Why did they add Equity in Diversity & Inclusion?". Business Connection Specialist and BBP Chairwoman Shannon Procise will also provide a high-performance networking experience with an opportunity to learn how to keep connected! You must register for the event. Register online here > http://bit.ly/2MaiNuK.

ABWA Happy Hour: The Space Coast Women's Express Network chapter of the The American Business Women's Association (ABWA SCWEN) is holding a Happy Hour from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday Feb. 23 at the Chart House on 2250 Front Street in Melbourne. ABWA SCWEN will provide light appetizers, but you will be responsible for your own drinks or any additional food! Our once a month luncheon is nowhere near the amount of time needed to connect with each other on a more personal level, so we hope you'll consider joining us for happy hour! There is no sign-up required.

Loyal Order of Moose: The Supreme Governor of the Loyal Order of Moose, Bruce J. Berger, will speak at the Merritt Island Moose Lodge #2073 on Tuesday Feb. 23. The event takes place from 6-8 p.m. The Moose Lodge is located at 3150 N. Courtenay Pkwy. on Merritt Island. Berger is traveling across the state of Florida this month to presiding at ceremonies honoring top achievements in the community. For more information about the event contact the Moose Lodge office at 321-452-8383. The Moose organization, headquartered at Mooseheart, IL, consists of nearly 900,000 men and women in approximately 1,400 lodges and 1,250 chapters throughout the U.S., Canada, and Great Britain.

Essential Legal Documents That Provide Peace of Mind: One Senior Place is hosting a seminar on Tuesday Feb. 23 from 10–11:30 a.m. on the importance maintaining your personal essential legal documents. Find out what documents are the essential ones everyone should have, what they mean, and how they can provide you some peace of mind. The seminar will be presented by the Estate Planning & Elder Law Centers of Brevard. Limited seating. The event will also be available via ZOOM. RSVP to 321-729-0087. One Senior Place is located at 8085 Spyglass Hill Road in Viera.

Children's Hunger Project LOVE A KID VIRTUAL Luncheon: A very special event will be taking place on Tuesday, Feb. 23 that will highlight the extraordinary efforts of The Children’s Hunger Project in alliance with the community to help end the problem of weekend hunger for young children locally. Please JOIN US for this virtual luncheon! It will be taking place from noon to 1 p.m. at the St. John The Evangelist Catholic Community Hall. You can gather friends, family and colleagues in small groups for an online lunch event to support The Children's Hunger Project. To watch the event go to this link - https://youtu.be/372MNFVctw0. Each week on Friday, The Children’s Hunger Project serves over 2,400 local elementary school children in 45 schools throughout Brevard County. And they help as many elementary school children as possible to carry food home for the weekend in their backpack. But teachers tell us there is still a need. Food packages cost about $4 each. $12.50 per month feeds one child on weekends for the entire school year! All of our food is prepped and packed by volunteers and delivered to schools by volunteers. We currently operate out of donated warehouse space. That donation means more children will get served.  To sponsor a kids lunch download an application here >>> https://thechildrenshungerproject.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/LOVE-A-KID-SPONSORSHIP-OPPORTUNITIES-2021.pdf or call (321) 610-1900. For more information call The Children's Hunger Project at (321) 610-1900. 

Tuesday Feb. 23 through Thursday Feb. 25

47th Spaceport Summit - A Virtual Event: Spaceport and rocket launch experts are back. The 47th Spaceport Summit runs from Tuesday Feb. 23 through Thursday Feb. 25. It will feature panels and notable speakers covering such topics as Spaceports Around the Nation, Inspiring the Next Generation, Lunar Exploration, ISS and LEO Commercialization, Innovation, and International Initiatives, as well as special sessions and speakers covering STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math), the evolution of Future Federal Spaceports, and a number of emerging and enabling technologies in the field of space exploration and aeronautics.

Learn more at the Spaceport Summit on this website - https://spaceportsummit.com/. Tickets range from $100 to $300 for the 3 day event. Register for the summit and buy your tickets here - https://tinyurl.com/y3vyjkz8.

Wednesday Feb. 24

Groundbreaking: The Palm Bay Department of Parks and Recreation hosts a groundbreaking ceremony for the planned West Pone Estates on Wednesday Feb. 24 at 11 a.m. The site is located at 1835 Wake Forest Rd. NW in Palm Bay. It's at the corner of Wake Forest Rd NW and Barnes Ave NW. The first phase of construction on the 7.43-acre parcel of land includes a 2.5-acre neighborhood park with entry and exit ways, a parking lot, sidewalks, and a basketball court. Plans for future phases include a picnic pavilion, playground, and restrooms. For more information call the Palm Bay Parks & Recreation office at (321) 953-8912.

Thursday, Feb. 25

Bring your own Kayak: Lets meet up at the Thousand Islands Conservation Area for a water tour on Thursday, Feb. 25 from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Registration is required. Please call (321) 449-4720 to sign up. We meet at 599 Ramp Road in Cocoa Beach.

Virtual Happy Hour!: Let's have a relaxed and entertained time where we can talk about your business, what are your expectations for 2021, enjoying diversity, sharing our knowledge and cultures! The Palm Bay Chamber is sponsoring a Multicultural Networking Group Virtual Happy Hour on Thursday Feb. 25th from 5-6 p.m. This online meeting is FREE to attend for partners. For future partners or guests, the cost is $10. Register here > http://bit.ly/3rpu5tZ.

Loss, Grief & Bereavement: One Senior Place hosts a Loss, Grief & Bereavement Support Group on Thursday Feb. 25 from 10-12 p.m. This event is facilitated by VITAS Healthcare. While the feelings and emotions associated with grief and loss are unique and individual to each person, one often can find comfort from the experiences of others. There is limited seating. You must RSVP. Call (321) 751-6771. One Senior Place is located at 8085 Spyglass Hill Road in Viera.

Friday Feb. 26

The Great Escape Game - A Virtual Event: Join the Hemophilia Foundation of Greater Florida for the Great Escape Game, a virtual event, on Friday Feb. 26 at 6:15 p.m. Teens only ages 13 to 19 are eligible to play. Teams will communicate with each other and a host during the game via ZOOM. Virtual players will explore the room through the Game Guide. The Game Guide will be wearing a live camera feed inside the game room. Each player will have a digital dashboard with access to 360-degree images and pictures of items in the room. The players will use what they find in the room and their digital dashboard to progress through the adventure. Teams have 60 minutes to escape! We recommend planning about 90 minutes of time for the entire experience. You must register by Feb. 24. Register here > http://bit.ly/2ZjzlTW. This program is sponsored by Takeda.

Emerald City 5K: Family Promise of Brevard is holding its annual 5K fundraiser on Friday evening Feb. 26. The Emerald City 5K kicks off at at 6 p.m. at the Church of Viera on 9008 N. Wickham Rd in Melbourne. It has been a WITCH of a year. Lack of affordable housing, skilled jobs, and opportunities for social mobility, are all characterized by the witch. These are the obstacles 40% of our community face as they strive to reach a stronger future. But together we CAN defeat the Wicked Witch by raising funds for Family Promise of Brevard! Help transform and empower families experiencing a housing crisis. All proceeds help resolve and prevent families from experiencing homeless and provide resources to help set their path to long-term self-sufficiency. Register here > http://bit.ly/3oU5Xhp.

Saturday Feb. 27

Guided Hike: Stop in the Sams House cabin on Saturday Feb. 27 and pick up our Guided Hike Booklet. Then join our naturalist as we take a hike through the Sams House trails from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.. Please bring a hat, water, and walking shoes. 1 group per hike. Maximum 8 people per group. Registration is required. Please call (321) 449-4720 to sign up. The Sams House at Pine Island Conservation Area at 6195 N Tropical Trail in Merritt Island.

Community Conversation: The City of Titusville Wants to Hear from You! All residents, business owners and civic leaders are invited to join the Titusville City Council on Saturday, Feb. 27th from 9 a.m. to noon to provide thoughts and ideas to map out the City's budgetary future. Your input will help shape the strategic priorities for the city going forward. Please RSVP by Feb. 19th to Virginia Blaylock at 321-567-3702 or by e-mail to > virginia.blaylock@titusville.com. COVID-19 safety protocols will be in effect.

Sunday Feb. 28

Paws in the Park: Bring your pet out to the Riverfront Park in Historic Cocoa Village on Sunday Feb. 28 for the 15th annual Mardi Gras Paws in the Park sponsored by the Cocoa-Brevard Humane Society. There will be a pet contest, a lure course, and a pet parade! We'll also have a bake sale, a silent auction, and music, food and beverage vendors. The Riverfront Park is located at 401 Riveredge Blvd. in Cocoa. For more information call BHS at (321) 636-3343, ext. 209, view our website at www.brevardhumanesociety.org, email media@brevardhumanesociety.org or visit our shelter at 1020 Cox Rd. in Cocoa.

Through Feb. 28

Spread the Love Food Drive: Sorensen Moving & Storage is hosting a Spread the Love food drive at both their Melbourne and Orlando locations through the month of February.

Sorensen has committed to help facilitate over 5,000 pounds of food donations to local area food banks this year in partnership with Move for Hunger. Donations can be made in-person from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Melbourne location at 950 W Eau Gallie Blvd. or at their Orlando location at 603 W Landstreet Rd Ste A. For more information visit the Sorensen website: https://sorensenmovingandstorage.com.

Monday March 1 through Thursday April 1

Spring Eggstravaganza: The City of Palm Bay is celebrating spring during the month of March with a new event they're calling - Spring Eggstravaganza 2021. The Spring Eggstravaganza kicks off with virtual events on Monday, March 1 and runs through Thursday, April 1 at 7 PM. The Eggstravaganza will end with a special celebration at Fred Poppe Regional Park on Saturday, April 3 with a free drive-up movie in the park featuring Zootopia (PG). The virtual events for Spring Eggstravaganza include a Peeps diorama contest, an egg decorating contest, and a Spring Sasquatch Scavenger Hunt! All the virtual events are FREE and start on Monday, March 1. Click here to find out more about Spring Eggstravaganza 2021 and the virtual events - http://bit.ly/3jLvecJ.

Wednesday March 3

Flag Football: Spring Flag Football returns to Liberty Park starting Wednesday March 3. sponsored by the Palm Bay Department of Parks and Recreation. It is a 7 on 7 adult football league. There are 2 divisions, A Division-competitive; and B Division-recreational. There will be 10 regular games with playoffs. 3 officials per game. Champions receive custom t-shirts and a team trophy. All teams are seeded for the playoffs and the league champion is determined in the playoffs.

FEES: $475 per team. The fee is due by Feb. 26.

All teams must have a college or NFL football, 1 per team; team uniforms must be jerseys or -t-shirts with number on the back; shorts with no pockets; athletic shoes must NOT have metal or hard plastic spikes; each player must have an "Original Triple Threat Flag Belt". (Flag belts are available for purchase at $5 each or $50 for a dozen). For more information call League Director Al Majoy at (321) 863-9301. Liberty Park is located at 895 Carlyle Ave. SE in Palm Bay.

NRA: NRA Board Member Barbara Rumpel will be the featured speaker at a Brevard Federated Republican Women luncheon on Wednesday March 3 at 11 a.m. at the Space Coast Convention Center in Cocoa. The cost is $25 for a plate lunch of chicken dijon with herb, oven roast potatoes with carrots, a salad and dessert. The gluten and vegetarian menu is grilled veggies over romaine. Advanced reservations are required and can be made and paid for on line at www.brevardfederatedrepublicanwomen.org or by calling the 24 hours reservation line at (321) 727-1212. All reservations are due by 12 noon on Friday February 26. It is recommended that guests bring their Voters Registration card. The Space Coast Convention Center 103 Tucker Lane in Cocoa at the intersection of I-95 and State Rt 520.

Thursday March 4 thru Saturday March 6

The Melbourne Meltdown: The 3rd Annual Melbourne Meltdown Indoor Pickleball Championships will be held at the Melbourne Auditorium from Thursday March 4 thru Saturday March 6.

- Females

- 8 doubles teams 70+ (2.5 - 3.0) Thursday, March 4th

- 10 doubles teams 40 - 59 (categories 3.0 - 3.5 and 4.0 - 4.5) - Friday, March 5th

- 10 doubles teams 60+ (3.0 - 3.5 and 4.0 - 4.5) - Friday March 5th

- Males (same as above)

- Mixed

- 12 teams 40 - 59 (categories 3.0 - 3.5 & 4.0 - 4.5) - Saturday, March 6th

- 12 teams 60+ (3.0 - 3.5 & 4.0 - 4.5) - Saturday, March 6th. The entry fee for each category is $27. Register at playmelbourne.regfox.com/Melbourne-meltdown-2021. Pickleball is a paddleball sport that combines elements of badminton, table tennis, and tennis. Two or four players use solid paddles to hit a perforated polymer ball over a net.

Friday March 5

Drive-Up Movie Night in Palm Bay: To mark Employee Appreciation Day the employees of the City of Palm Bay have been invited to vote for a movie of their choice that will be shown for free on Friday March 5 during the ongoing series of 'Drive-Up Movies in the Park' at Fred Poppe Regional Park. Employee Appreciation Drive-Up Movie Night is set for March 5. The movie choices available to employees are - Shrek (PG), King Fu Panda (PG), Madagascar (PG), or a write-in movie, although there are no but no guarantees it will be chosen. Employees can email their choice to Bigfoot@pbfl.org. The park opens at 5:45 p.m. and the movie begins at 6:45 p.m. Fred Poppe Regional Park is located at 1951 Malabar Road NW in Palm Bay.

Friday March 5

SSWD Lunch: The Single, Separated, Widowed and Divorced (SSWD) group will meet for lunch at noon on Friday March 5 at Molly's Seafood Shack at 1580 E. Merritt Island Cwy. on Merritt Island. All are most welcome to join the group. For additional details, please call 502-299-8949.

Friday March 5, Saturday March 6, & Sunday March 7

Virtual Space Coast Camp & Activities Fair: Tune in to the virtual Space Coast Camp & Activities Fair presented by Brevard Zoo on Friday and Saturday March 5 & 6 from 10-4 p.m. Then and again on Sunday March 7 from 11-4 p.m. Learn about great summer programs for your kids! Enjoy fun giveaways, demos, princess & superhero appearances, and a cool virtual photo booth! All content will be posted to the Facebook event so be sure to click "going" or "interested" for updates. Registering for free tickets on EventBrite gives you an automatic entry to the giveaways! Sponsored by Macaroni Kid South Brevard and Usborne Books. Hosting a fun activity or camp this summer? We'd love to have you! Email info@touchofmagicevents.com for more information.

Saturday March 6

"No Place Like Home": The Imperial Dance Corps of Dussich Dance Studio presents "No Place Like Home". This show is packed with lots of dancing and entertainment for the whole family. Click your heels 3 times and go somewhere over the rainbow! Tickets are on sale now. The advanced sale price is $12. At the door $15. You must wear a mask and social distance at the theater. For More Information call 321-452-2046 or email Imperialdancec@gmail.com. The Merritt Island High School Auditorium is located at 100 Mustang Way in Merritt Island.

Kidz Kicking Leukemia: Brittany's Wish invites you to register for the Chuck Wagon 5K, happening Saturday, March 6. This annual family-friendly event benefits Central Florida children battling leukemia. The start time is 8 a.m. at the Chain of Lakes Park at 2300 Truman Scarborough Way in Titusville. Run or walk Chain of Lakes' paved trails surrounded by beautiful wetlands and lakes. After post-race awards, enjoy music and snacks while visiting vendor and sponsor booths. For more information, visit our Website - https://brittanyswish.org/chuck-wagon-5k.

Saturday March 6 & Sunday March 7

Cocoa Village Arts: Historic Cocoa Village is set for a terrific Art & Craft season that kicks off with the Spring Fine Art & Craft Fair on Saturday March 6 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday March 7 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Once again, we will be offering cash and awards totaling $6,600 for the Spring Fine Art Fair. If your do not have your reservation in for this Fair, it is time to go to visitCocoaVillage.com and complete your application so that we know you are coming. We are filling up fast. For the Spring Art & Craft Fair that deadline will be February 24. This event will be compliant with all City of Cocoa mask and COVID 19 ordinances in place. For more information call 321-631-9075 or log into - info@VisitCocoaVillage.com. See you at the Fair!!

Wednesday March 10

Mardi Gras Masquerade: Cuizine Restaurant and Lounge is hosting a fundraiser to benefit "Love is a Verb Ministry's Mommy Project" The cost is $75. All Proceeds will go towards the project where over 50 local single mothers will receive a Gift Basket valued at $100 for Mother's Day. It happens Wednesday evening March 10 from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Wednesday March 10. For more information contact Doris Golindano at loveisaverbministry@gmail.com or call (321) 345-5236. The Cuizine Restaurant and Lounge is located at 1790 Highway A1A in Satellite Beach.

Monday March 15 through Friday March 19

Spring Break Baseball Camp: Spring Break Baseball Camp will be held March 15 through 19 at Knecht Park in Palm Bay. It is open to boys and girls ages 8 to 12. The cost is $25 per child, which includes a camp shirt and daily lunch. Participants will learn the techniques and skills required to play baseball. All participants will need to bring a glove, bat (if possible), water bottle, and wear baseball attire. Registration ends on Thursday, March 11. Register online at PlayOnline.PalmBayFlorida.org or call (321) 952-3443 or (321) 952-3231 for more information. Knecht Park is located at 1380 Glenham Dr. NE in Palm Bay.

BINGO!: In-person and online, Tuesday March 23 from 1:30–2:30 p.m. at One Senior Place and brought to you by Vascular Vein Centers. Play free, win prizes! Participation is limited, RSVP required, call 321-751-6771. Online participants must have a computer connected to the internet. One Senior Place is located at 8085 Spyglass Hill Road in Viera.

March 23 to March 25

Virtual Lead Summit: The 8th Annual LEAD Summit, presented by the Florida Commission on the Status of Women, is the premier resource for educating, engaging and inspiring Florida's women leaders. This unique program is tailored to inform women about how to navigate the legislative process, help women develop personal relationships that will span our great state, and provide inspiration to work together to create a better Florida.

This year's virtual format gives attendees the opportunity to expand their leadership skills and learn more about the legislative process without traveling to Tallahassee. Enjoy watching at your own pace and when convenient, but also be sure to join us for live, interactive sessions each day. As always, the Summit is free and open to the public, but registration is required.

Register today and take advantage of this opportunity to view state government in action and to learn more about the lawmaking processes. Register here > https://conta.cc/3dewJim.

Saturday March 27

23rd Annual Great Brevard Duck Race: On your mark, get set, go! The ducks are coming for a different kind of race – a virtual rubber duck race. This year the Great Brevard Duck Race will be virtual. Crosswinds has decided that for the safety of our community not to have a gathering for the 23 Annual Duck Race. Instead, the race will be virtual and viewers can watch it on Facebook Live at https://www.facebook.com/BrevardDuckRace. The quacky fun begins at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 27. Ducks will be available for adoption until 3 p.m., on race day at www.greatbrevardduckrace.com. The rubber duckies will race to the finish line to win GREAT prizes for their adopters. Nine lucky winners will be randomly selected and their names will be announced after the race. Ducks can be adopted for a donation of $5 at www.greatbrevardduckrace.com, or at Community Credit Union, Launch Credit Union, Florida Business Bank, CenterState Bank, Sunrise Bank and other locations throughout Brevard County. The Great Brevard Duck Race is the major fundraising event for Crosswinds Youth Services. All proceeds from the event help support Crosswinds' to provide shelter, food, emergency services, counseling, and other support to our community's most vulnerable children in need.

Saturday April 10

Spring Garden Party: The Cocoa-Rockledge Garden Club is hosting a Spring Garden

Party to raise funds for the Garden Club. It is being held on Saturday April 10 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Cocoa-Rockledge Garden Club. Stroll through the Garden Club's beautiful garden and learn about native Florida and North American flora and fauna. Enjoy a complementary light refreshment, and soothing music. On sale will be plants, books, and baked goods. We'll have a raffle, floral demonstrations, table-scapes and children’s activities.

A barbecue food truck and other vendors will be on hand. For tickets and additional information contact Reenie Bryan at (321) 863-0277. The Cocoa-Rockledge Garden Club is located on 1493 Fiske Blvd. in Rockledge.

Saturday April 17

Golf Tournament: The City of Palm Bay’s 3rd Annual Spring Golf Classic will be held at the Majors Golf Course at 3425 Bayside Lakes Blvd SE in Palm Bay. There will be door prizes, giveaways, drawings, and more! Lunch is provided to all participants. Participants may join the tournament as a foursome or play as individuals, but everyone has the chance to win something! Proceeds from the Spring Golf Classic benefit the Palm Bay Department of Parks and Recreation programs and events for all ages. By participating in the Spring Golf Classic, you help us continue to offer affordable or free programs and events to our community. We are also looking for event and hole sponsors. Registration is now available online at playonline.palmbayflorida.org or by calling the Ted Whitlock Community Center at (321) 952-3231 or the Tony Rosa Community Center at (321) 952-3443.

Sunday, April 25

Pitch Hit & Run: Major League Baseball's Pitch Hit & Run competition is a FREE, one-day event for boys and girls from ages 7-14 years old as of July 17, 2021. The competition takes place on Sunday April 25 at 9 a.m. It is free of charge. Registration will be online only this year by going to pitchhitrun2021.leagueapps.com/events/2010877. Please do not wear metal spikes to the event. Participants have the opportunity to advance through three levels of competition: Locals, Team Championships, and the Finals during the World Series. For more information, call Al Majoy at (321) 952-3443. You can also visit the official website for Pitch Hit & Run at www.mlb.com/phr.

ONGOING EVENTS

Green Gables Open House: Green Gables will be holding an open house every Saturday during the month of February from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. That will be followed by open houses on Feb. 13, Feb. 20, and Feb. 27 all at the same time. The goal is to raise more funds to restore this historic home. The suggested donation is $20. Time is of the essence. Together we can restore Green Gables and save history. Green Gables is the 124-year old historic home of the Wells family, one of our region's generous benefactors. They played a key role in the development of early Melbourne. Their vision and their generosity gifted the area with Wells Park and the first auditorium, the first library, establishing the first high school, and many more things in the community, all of which have been enjoyed by several generations. Visit our website at greengables.org and watch our 34 minute documentary entitled “Forgotten Enchantress”. You, too, will be enchanted and understand why we are trying to raise funds for restoring this architectural beauty. The Green Gables historic home is located at the Historic Riverview Village at 1501 S. Harbor City Blvd. in Melbourne.

Gibson Neighborhood Marketplace: Visit and shop with North Brevard's black and minority-owned businesses, once a month from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Gibson Center. Call 321-522-7793 to register your business or sponsor the event. Vendors may purchase a $25 outdoor table. Register on PayPal for a non-member table here - https://py.pl/pdBp1, or for a $35 indoor table register here - https://py.pl/1BYbwlA1fax. The Gibson Neighborhood Marketplace is located at 835 Sycamore Street, Suite H, in Titusville.

February Spotlight Artist: If you think it’s too cold to go to the beach this month, then you are a true Floridian and you need to visit the Downtown Art Gallery in Titusville to view the work of Bruce Deshetler. He is their February Spotlight Artist and his carefree, energetic interpretations of life at the edge of the sea will brighten any winter day. Bruce has been an artist since he was old enough to hold a pencil. He grew up simply sketching any and everything. Then 10 years ago his wife suggested he add color. That began his journey as a self-taught artist learning to control watercolors. His first works were inspired by 1950’s advertising art, especially maps and scenes from Old Florida tourist ads. Bruce’s paintings are on view at the Downtown Art Gallery at 335 S. Washington Ave, in Titusville. The Gallery is open Monday thru Friday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., or by appointment. For more information call (321) 268-0122 or learn more on Facebook @The Downtown Art Gallery.

Edward Jones Coffee Club: The first Wednesday of every month at 9:00 a.m., David Palmbach with Edward Jones will be hosting a Coffee Club at the Breakfast Station in the Post Common Plaza located at 4100 N. Wickham Road, Melbourne. David will be discussing current events, the economy, and investing. This informal gathering will give you the opportunity to ask questions, have some fun, and get to know some of your neighbors. Please contact 321-255-1770 for more information.

Country/Bluegrass Jam: Check out the country-bluegrass jam at the Tropical Haven mobile home park. It takes place every Sunday from 1-3 p.m. outside under the mobile home park pavilion. We're looking for players that want to have fun playing music. No electric instruments.

The Tropical Haven mobile home park is located across from the Melbourne Airport at 1205 Eddie Allen Rd. in Melbourne.

Free Little Library: The Cocoa Community Woman's Club has built a small outdoor book bin, free of charge for area residents. It holds about 30 books. Take a book, leave a book if you wish! This little library is set up outside the Women's Club clubhouse at 5 Rosa Jones Drive in South Cocoa Village, on the west side of the Brevard Avenue traffic circle. Literacy is one of the key commitments of the Cocoa Community Woman's Club.

"Not Alone" Fellowship: A two-hour monthly gathering of fellowship, food, and fun with door blessings. Birthdays and other special occasions are celebrated with gifts. 1st Monday of each month (except Labor Day). 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. or 5:30- 7:30 p.m. This is an outreach ministry for those who have experienced some form of loss. It is a safe place to meet, interact, receive and support others who are experiencing the different aspects of grief that lead to loneliness and sadness. We welcome any person regardless of age, gender, nationality or culture background, sexual orientation, religious affiliation or marital status at the time of death/separation, no matter the cause or how long it has been since the loss. Reservations Required. Fellowship meets at Calvary Baptist Church, 2980 N Wickham Road in Melbourne. For more information, contact Peggy Farrow-Mattson at 918-264-4265 and gsr@cbcmelbourne.org

American Legion Riders Bike Night: American Legion Post 117, located at 189 Veterans Drive SE in Palm Bay, hosts a Bike Night on the last Thursday of every month free for those 21 and over. Riders get together in the tiki. For more information, contact Chris Hess at 321-729-8089 or email riders@al117.com. For more information on the AL/ALR visit http://www.al117.com/?page_id=18.

Dance Lessons: Dance Lessons are back at the Wickham Senior Center, located at 2785 Leisure Way in Melbourne. Monday Nights at 6:30 p.m. "Anything Goes". All Genre of dance addressed in this class. You decide what you want to work on at group rate prices.

-January Group Classes - Cha Cha at 7:30 p.m.

For more information call Chris or Larry at 321-258-5916 or visit www.spacecoastdance.net.

Worship from Home: Rockledge Presbyterian Church, located at 921 Rockledge Drive in Rockledge, has a variety of weekly activities as well as livestreaming services in the wake of social distancing. Worship form the safety of our own home. For more information on how to participate, contact the such at 321-636-0811 or visit their website at http://rockledgepres.com/.

Italian Lessons: Every Monday night from 6-8 p.m. The Italian American Club of Brevard hosts Italian lessons. There are four levels of classes, including beginners. Complimentary coffee and dessert are served at the break. Classes are $50 for a 52 lessons. For more information, call 321-242-8044.

Senior Center Classes: Freedom 7 Senior Community Center in Cocoa Beach is open and doing well. Classes are available to members and non-members alike. Masks are required to enter the building, your temperature will be taken, forehead scan and we will social distance. Zumba Gold Mondays and Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m. $5 per class. Seated Yoga on Tuesdays at 11a.m. $2-3 per class. Strength and Balance Class for all ages, chair assist if needed. Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. $2 per class. Freedom 7 Senior Center is located inside the Cocoa Beach Country Club. 5000 Tom Warriner Blvd Cocoa Beach 321-783-9505.

Space Coast Farmers Market: The Space Coast Framers Market takes place every Sunday at Larry Schultz Park on 2560 Fiske Boulevard in Rockledge. The event is open to the public. Fresh Florida produce, local honey, fresh eggs, baked goods, olives, organic soaps, soy candles, hand crafted wood, embroidered sundresses, jewelry, rocks and minerals, handmade children's clothes, jerky and boiled peanuts, massage therapist, handcrafted pottery and paintings, quilts, tasty treats, Music by Del and more! For more information, call 321-961-2732 or email Joyce Rizzo and Pam Rollins at spacecoastfarmersmarket@gmail.com.

Genius Hour: The South Mainland Library, located at 7921 Ron Beatty Boulevard in Micco, will host 'Genius Hour' Unleash your inner creative and scientific genius in a no-stress setting. Why should the kids get to play with all the fun new gadgets? The event begins Tuesday, Jan. 22 and continues every Tuesday from 4-5 p.m. until May 28th. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call Ellery Cason at 772-664-4066 or email: ecason@brev.org.

Sunrise Yoga: Enjoy yoga at 7:30 a.m. Tuesdays at the Barrier Island Center, 8385 State Road A1A, Melbourne Beach.

Improve your health with BIC volunteer Isa. There is an $8 donation.

For more information, call (321) 723-3556 or visit www.barrierislandcenter.com.

Beginning Hebrew class: Learn to speak Hebrew at 12:15 p.m. Sundays at Temple Israel, 7350 Lake Andrew Drive, Viera. The class is taught by Peter Czutrin, from Israel. You do not need to be Jewish to learn Hebrew and can begin the course anytime. It is open to all teens and older and the fee is $144 for members, $160 for non-members. For more information or to register, call (321) 631-9494 or email tioffice@tiofbrevard.com.

Brewery tour: Enjoy a free tour from 2 to 2:30 p.m. Saturdays at Playalinda Brewing Company – Brix Project, 5220 S. Washington Ave. Titusville. Soak up beer knowledge while checking out the Brevard-based brewing company’s second location, in a stylishly renovated former lumberyard in south Titusville.

- The outdoor Beer Garden is dog-friendly

-Kids always are welcome

- Smoking is permitted in the outdoor Beer Garden

- Community seating (inside and out) is first-come, first-served

For more information, call (321) 567-5974.

Enjoy a Knight out: The Knights of Columbus Council 7408, at 6725 Babcock St., Malabar, has a few events for the family.

-Mondays: Enjoy Bingo. Doors open at 5 p.m. and Bingo goes from 6 to 10 p.m. Food is sold from 5 to 7 p.m.

-Fridays: Enjoy dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. Menu includes fish, hamburgers, fish sandwiches, soup, salad and desserts.

Dinner and dancing: Elks Lodge No. 1744 welcomes Elks and guests to their lodge, 211 S. Nieman Ave., Melbourne, for Dinner and Dance Night on Fridays. Dinner is served from 5:30 to 7 p.m. and dancing starts at 6:30 p.m. with live music. For more information about room rentals or scheduled activities, call (321) 768-1744.

Grief support group: Hospice of St. Francis will host a Grief Support Group at 1 p.m. Mondays at 4875 N. Wickham Road, Suite 108, Melbourne. For more information, call Christy Taylor at (321) 269-4240 or email bereavementservices@hospiceofstfrancis.com.

Adult coloring: Enjoy adult coloring from 10 a.m. to noon Mondays at the Central Brevard Library, 308 Forrest Ave., Cocoa. The program is free and supplies are provided. For more information, call (321) 633-1792.

Create greeting cards and gift bags: Learn quick, fun and easy techniques at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Mondays at Art Gallery Cards and Gift-Making Classes with Ree at The Art Gallery of Viera (between Chico’s and Belk at the Avenue of Viera). Enjoy making a new project each week. Beautiful, quality materials, including cardstock, decorative papers, stamps, inks, embossing products, die cuts and accessories are included in the $10 price of the class. Make your reservation in advance by contacting Ree at (321) 773-0095 or (321) 961-2350 or at reenathan@bellsouth.net.

Things to do at the Merritt Island Public Library:

*Tuesdays: Little Bookworms Story-time, 10 a.m. (2yrs & up), Master Gardeners Clinic, 1 to 3 p.m. (bring problem plant sample)

*Fridays: Baby Rhyme Time Story-time, 10 a.m. (2yrs & under)

For more information, call (321) 455-1369.

Things to do at the Port St. John Library:

*Fridays: Yarn Club, 2 to 4 p.m. (All ages and abilities welcome)

*Mondays: Yarning for a Cause, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Master Gardener, 2 to 4 p.m. (bring problem plant sample); Creative Writing, 9 to 11 a.m.

*Tuesdays: Senior Games, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. - bring your favorite game and lunch or a snack; SHINE - Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders, noon to 3 p.m. on Tuesdays and 1 to 4 p.m. on Wednesdays. Call (321) 222-7981 for an appointment.

*Wednesdays: Life Skills Training, 4 to 5 p.m.

*Thursdays: STIR - Story Time for Independent Readers, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. (pre-registration is required).

*Saturdays: Overeaters Anonymous, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

Things to do at the Satellite Beach Public Library:

*Tuesdays: Gentle Yoga, 4:30 p.m. Bring mat/towel and comfortable clothes. $5 per class.

*Wednesdays: Children story time, "Mother Goose on the Loose" from 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 p.m. Sign up required. Ages 15 months to 3rd birthday. Junior Builders Club: 3:30 p.m. for ages 5 and up, challenges building using LEGO toys.

Things to do at in the Joseph N. Davis Community Center in Melbourne:

*Fridays: Late Night Basketball (ages 8 -17 years) from 8 to 11 p.m. $1.

*Mondays: Morning Walk (all ages) from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Monday to Friday. Free.

-Pickleball (all ages) from 9 a.m. to noon Mondays and Wednesdays. $1.

-Adult Organized Full Court Basketball ages 18 years and older) from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays. $1.

-After School Tutoring (ages 6-12 years) from 3:45 to 5 p.m. Monday to Thursday. Free.

-Chess & Critical Thinking Class (all ages) from 5 to 6 p.m.

*Tuesdays: Bingo from 10 to 11 a.m. $2.

-Table Tennis Club (all ages) from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Free.

*Wednesdays: Video Game Night (all ages) from 6 to 8 p.m. Free.

-Adult Step Dance Class is held the first and third Wednesdays and is from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

*Thursdays: Co-ed Community Volleyball (ages 16 years and older) from 6 to 8:30 p.m. $1.

All events take place in the Joseph N. Davis Community Center. 2547 Grant St., Melbourne. For more information, call (321) 608-7460.

Things to do at Lipscomb Community Center in Melbourne:

*Mondays: Adult Morning Club from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays. Ages 18 and older. Free.

*Tuesdays: The Cub Scouts meet (ongoing) from 6:30 to 8 p.m. For ages 6-11 years. $24 yearly.

*Wednesdays: After School Youth Club, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Ages 6-11. Its free

*Thursdays: Youth Game Night, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Ages 6-11. Free.

All events take place in the Lipscomb Community Center, 3316 Monroe St., Melbourne. For more information, call (321) 608-7450.

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