Brevard County Out and About | Entertainment Calendar
Sunday, Sept. 18
Daughtry at the King Center: Daughtry, one of the most visible and consistent rock and roll torchbearers of the 21st Century, has sold over 9 million singles worldwide, as well as selling out concerts across the globe.
Their debut album, the self-titled Daughtry, was the top-selling album of 2007, producing four Top 20 Platinum-selling singles on the Billboard Hot 100 and became the fastest-selling rock debut album in Soundscan history! It was also nominated for four Grammy Awards, and won four American Music Awards as well as seven Billboard Music Awards, including Album of the Year.
The subsequent albums, Leave This Town (2009), Break the Spell (2011), Baptized (2013), and Cage to Rattle (2018), were all certified Gold and placed in the Top 10 in the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart. In 2020, Daughtry released their newest single, World on Fire, which marked their return to their rock roots and the top of the rock charts in the US! The show will take place at King Center for the Performing Arts, located at 3865 N Wickham Road in Melbourne at 7:30 p.m. For more information, visit http://www.kingcenter.com/schedule-of-events/6138-daughtry-the-dearly-beloved-tour
Wednesday, Sept. 21 – Thursday, Sept. 22
The Melbourne Municipal Band (MMB) begins its 57th season of providing free concerts to the community with a musical tribute to the beauty of our natural surroundings. “The Water is Wide” concerts, on Sept. 21 and 22, will feature music associated with lakes, rivers and oceans.
The concerts begin at 7 p.m. at the Melbourne Auditorium, 625 E. Hibiscus Blvd. There is no charge and tickets are not required. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Pre-show entertainment will be provided by the Rock & Roll Revue, which plays music from the 1950s and 1960s.
In keeping with the concert theme, audience members will be able to learn more about Brevard’s natural environment by visiting tables set up in the lobby by the Conradina Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society, which teaches people about the plants that surround them and why native plant communities are important; and by the Florida Wildlife Hospital, which may bring a surprise ambassador of the local animal kingdom. Call 321-724-0555 or visit http://www.MelbourneMunicipalBand.org/ for more information.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 23
Frontier School at Sams House: Learn about reptiles and amphibians from 10:30 a.m. to noon, 6195 N. Tropical Trail, Merritt Island. For more information, visit Facebook.com/eelbrevard
Kickoff Sock Hop: A Rock & Roll Revue event at 7 pm., Melbourne Auditorium, 625 E. Hibiscus Blvd., Melbourne. Dance to the music of the ’50s and ’60s with your favorite dance partner or sit back and enjoy the music. Tickets are $15 and are available on the MMB website: www.mmband.org/concerts-and-dances/kickoff-sock-hop
Under the Harvest Moon Sip & Stroll: 5-9 p.m., 9 Stone Street, Cocoa. Stroll through the streets of Cocoa Village, tasting wine, beer and snacks. Receive a commemorative wine glass, Cocoa Village shopping bag, and be eligible for drawings for Village Bucks. $30. For more information, call (321) 631-9075 or see VisitCocoaVillage.com.
Friday, Sept. 23
Rock & Roll Revue, an ensemble of the Melbourne Municipal Band (MMB), will present an up-tempo sock hop on Friday, Sept. 23, 2022, beginning at 7:00 p.m. at the Melbourne Auditorium, 625 E Hibiscus Blvd, Melbourne, FL, 32901. Tickets are $15.00 and are available online at the MMB website, www.melbournemunicipalband.org or at the door.
Food and beverages will be available for purchase at the event from City Bistro. Unlike previous years, alcoholic beverages may no longer be brought into the auditorium from outside. Those who would like to brush up on their dancing skills can do so from 6 to 7 p.m., when Chris Marcelle offers lessons (www.spacecoastdance.net). The fee for lessons is $5, payable to the instructor. Call the MMB Dance Hotline at 321-339-7705 or visit www.MelbourneMunicipalBand.org for more information.
Saturday, Sept. 24
Space Coast Pride Parade and Festival: The Space Coast Pride Parade will be planned to take place on Sept. 24 in Historic downtown Melbourne. Space Coast Pride’s annual Parade and Festival that will be filled with vendors, food and great entertainment! The day will kickoff with the Parade which will lead right into the festival area where all can join in sharing their Pride! Please follow us on social media and our website spacecoastpride.org for more details or email [email protected].
Walk to End Alzheimer’s – Space Coast: 8 a.m., Cocoa Riverfront Park, 401 Riveredge Blvd., Cocoa. The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the world’s largest fundraiser to fight the disease – and we couldn’t do it without you. Event registration begins at 8 a.m., and the opening ceremony is at 9 a.m. For more information, visit act.alz.org/site/TR/Walk2022/FL-CentralandNorthFlorida.
Harvest Moon Sip & Stroll: For the ticket price of $30, you will receive a Sip & Stroll commemorative wine glass, a Cocoa Village shopping bag, and a map of the participating merchants. The sip and stroll will take place in Cocoa Village form 5-9 p.m. Don’t forget – your ticket purchase automatically enters you into the drawing for one of our fabulous gift baskets. For each of the outlying 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 wines, enjoying treats and taking advantage of merchants’ special deals. For more information: 321-631-9075 or VisitCocoaVillage.com
Charity Golf Tournament: On September 24, The Brevard Family Partnership Foundation is excited to host its second annual Golf Tournament charity event. This year’s golf tournament will again be held at Suntree Country Club, followed by a casual awards dinner onsite at the club. The Brevard Family Partnership Family of agencies serves over 3,000 of Brevard’s children per year through child abuse prevention, mobile response crisis intervention, foster care, adoption, independent living services, and more. The newly formed Brevard Family Partnership Foundation will be the beneficiary of all proceeds from this event. The mission of the Brevard Family Partnership Foundation is to create opportunities that will transform the lives of foster children and youth so that they will develop into successful adults. We are committed to bringing together financial resources, expertise, strategic partnerships, and advocacy throughout the Brevard community for the greater good of our children, youth, and families. All donations are tax deductible. For more information, please visit https://brevardfp.org/?blm_aid=553109 or contact [email protected].
Saturday, Oct. 22
Puerto Rican Day Parade: United Third Bridge, Inc.,(U.T.B.) would like to inform Brevard County residents and businesses alike that Florida’s 25th Annual Puerto Rican Day Parade will take place in Palm Bay on Oct. 22. We are here to serve the community and are looking forward to an exciting 25th Annual Puerto Rican Day Parade and Festival dedicated to the life and legacy of Samuel C. Lopez who was a champion for the rights and liberties of the Hispanic and minority population in Brevard County. UTB United Third Bridge Inc will honor his legacy by celebrating with a Parade followed by an outdoor Festival event for the people of our community and the great state of Florida free of cost to attendees. This will be the first time the Parade will enter through Samuel C. Lopez Way, the street in front of Palm Bay City Hall that was named after him.
Open House at Green Gables on for Saturdays in September. Green Gables at Historic Riverview Village, Inc. 1501 S. Harbor City Blvd., Melbourne’ 10 AM to 2 PM; $10 to tour; children free. Green Gables with its Queen Anne architecture, built in 1896, has stood strong for 126 years. Come and enjoy a tour of Green Gables and see why preserving this home’s history further enhances our community’s uniqueness for future generations. Your donations will go to rehabilitation and restoration of the historic home and its family legacy. Visit: https://www.greengables.org
Through – Saturday, Sept. 10
“Endless Summer” Paintings by Terry Cope: The Downtown Art Gallery , 335 S. Washington Avenue in downtown Titusville is proud to present the paintings of Terry Cope, their Spotlight Artist for the month of August Terry is well known for his textured painting of mangroves. With summer in full force, he has turned his attention to surfing. His Endless Summer Series features playful, light filled, surfers shaded by their boards in the bright Florida sun, or confidently riding the waves. His pen and ink sketches whimsically capture surfers in action. Terry spent his childhood exploring the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge and surfing area beaches. For 20 years he lived in South Florida, marketing high quality artist supplies, meeting artists, and studying techniques. Returning to his hometown of Titusville, Terry resumed his interest in the local environment. His oil and acrylic paintings depict surfers, mangrove shorelines, sea birds and turtles. Terry is always trying new things and his latest work is a culmination of his experience with different mediums. Terry’s paintings are on view until September 10 at the Downtown Art Gallery, Monday through Friday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. This amazing art gallery, which also offers printing and framing services, features the work of 20 talented local artists with an emphasis on Florida themes. For information call 321-268-0122 or view them on Facebook @The Downtown Art Gallery.
Through- Saturday, Sept. 10
Basic Sign Language Classes: Rock the Silence instructors Donna Hall and Lisa Ottalagano will teach a A Beginners Course of Six – one hour sessions of Basic Sign Language. This class will bring you through the basics from A,B,C’s, family, friends and other common signs. You will learn Deaf and Hard of Hearing awareness and be able to put sentences together on Saturdays from Aug. 6 – Sept. 10 from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. at the Franklin T. DeGroodt Public Library, located at 6475 Minton Road in Palm Bay. Cost is $30 per person (cash or checks payable to: Rock the Silence) Payment is due in full before or by: Monday, July 25 Limited Seating! For more information contact 321-446-1802 or mail checks to: PO Box 101085, Palm Bay, FL 32910.
Thursday, Sept. 1- Friday, Sept. 30
“Summer Works” Exhibit: Summer lasts nine months in Florida so we might as well celebrate it. The Artists at the Studios of Cocoa Beach are inspired by all that summer offers; sunny days, sandy beaches, sea turtles, abundant flowers and more. Visit the gallery at 159 Minutemen Causeway in downtown Cocoa Beach to view “Summer Works” . Paintings, Photography, Pottery, Fiber Art, Glass, Jewelry and Mixed Media Sculptures…even recycled surf boards and board fins… will be on view from Sept. 1 to Sept. 30. And if you are inspired to create your own salute to summer, check out the art classes the Studios offers.
The Studios of Cocoa Beach is a non-profit gallery staffed by artists. The gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sundays 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information on exhibits, artists, and classes, visit the website: www.studiosofcocoabeach.org or follow the Studios on Facebook and Instagram.
Friday Night Community Bingo: The Greater Palm Bay Senior Activity Center, located at 1275 Culver Dr NE in Palm Bay hosts a Bingo night every Friday from 6 p.m.- 930 p.m. Packages start at $14, Free parking A fun filled Friday night in Palm Bay, open to all over the age of 18. We welcome the community and hope you will come back weekly or join us at our Wednesday afternoon bingo. Packages begin at $14, with a minimum payout of $2,700. Total of 36 chances to win with prize amounts of $50 for 24 games; $100 for 9 games; $200 for 3 games. Also 3 special games with payouts ranging from $200 to $300, plus Progressive U-Pick-Em prize from $100 to $3,000.
Always a drawing for a Bingo gift certificate and 50/50. The kitchen is open. NOTE: The GPBSC has not increased admission cost to our Bingo Players in seven years and has no intention of doing so any time soon.
We do have the right to reduce prizes if we do not have sufficient attendance. For more information, call (321) 724-1338.
Spark Golf – Fun & Social Golf: Ready to play Spark Golf? Spark is a network of 9-hole, social golf leagues organized to be casual and fun, with a touch of friendly competition. Click “View Tickets” to learn more about Spark and find a league near you! Joining the league is free! League rounds are available for purchase each week or you can save money by pre-paying for Spark credit at a discount. Join with a partner, have Spark partner you up with another single or play without a partner. Repeats every week on Monday until Monday, October 31, 2022. Play as your schedule allows, earning points based on how you finish each round throughout the season. Your best 10 rounds count towards the season standings. Spark Golf Multiple Brevard County Locations to Choose from in Titusville Cost is $25. For more information, email Andrew [email protected] or call 855-765-0706. For tickets, visit https://www.eventvesta.com/events/13118/t/tickets
Biblical Citizenship in Modern America: Now more than ever, our nation is in need of Biblical citizens who grasp the dynamic unity of citizens of the Kingdom of God and citizens of this great nation. This course offers the quick-start guide to the longest standing Constitution in history, complete with an overview of all the Articles, and Amendments. What sets this apart from other U.S. Constitution courses is the interactive, fast-paced presentations; the fabulous locations of Independence Hall and the Wallbuilders’ Library; and finally our Biblical heritage intricately woven throughout the entire course. You will learn how the founders relied on their Christian moorings and Biblical worldview to secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity. You will also be treated to encouraging historical facts and inspirational true stories that are not taught in our educational institutions today. All in all you will be edified and equipped to operationalize your faith and practice Biblical Citizenship in Modern America. Course will be taught at 925 Douglas St. SE in Palm Bay and repeats every Tuesday until March 7. For more information, contact Ruth Kaufhold at [email protected], or call 804-347-6484. To register, visit https://www.patriotacademy.com/coach/register/2841
Wednesday Afternoon Community Bingo: The Greater Palm Bay Senior Activity Center, located at 1275 Culver Dr NE in Palm Bay hosts Wednesday afternoon Bingo every Wednesday from 11:30 to 3 p.m. Packages start at $8, Free parking. A fun filled Wednesday afternoon in Palm Bay, open to all over the age of 18. We welcome the community and hope you will come back weekly or join us at our Friday night bingo. Packages begin at $8, with a minimum payout of $2,190. Total of 26 chances to win with prize amounts as follows: 12 games @ $30; 12 @ $40; 1 @ $50; 1 @ $200. Also, 6 special games with minimum payouts from $30 to $200, some of which are Progressive. Plus Progressive U-Pick-Em prize from $100 to $3,000. Always a drawing for a Bingo gift certificate and 50/50. Kitchen is open for lunch. NOTE: The GPBSC has not increased admission cost to our Bingo Players in seven years and has no intention of doing so any time soon. We do have the right to reduce prizes if we do not have sufficient attendance. For more information, call (321) 724-1338.
Historic Cocoa Village Monday Market: Having another manic Monday? Come on down to Historic Cocoa Village for the Monday Market.
It takes place on the first Monday of every month from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Check out our many unique shops! Grab a bite to eat & enjoy a refreshing beverage at any of our local restaurants & pubs.
Live Music! Store Specials! Bring your kids! Bring your pets! All are welcome in Historic Cocoa Village!
For EACH $10 spent at a participating merchant, you will receive a raffle ticket which enters you into a monthly drawing to win $50 in Village Bucks.
For more information call (321) 631-9075 or visit our website at – https://VisitCocoaVillage.com.
Scavenger Hunt: Sams House at Pine Island Conservation Area hosts a nature scavenger hunt every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Come join the fun at the historic 1888 Sams House. Enjoy the afternoon exploring the grounds in this family friendly nature hunt. Sams House is located at 6195 N Tropical Trail on Merritt Island.
Sams House at Pine Island Conservation Area was created and is managed under Brevard County’s Environmentally Endangered Lands Program referendum.
Lawndale – a Blue Star Museum: Lawndale is an 1880 pioneer homestead in Rockledge that is now open for tours. It has now been registered as a Blue Star Museum. That means that active duty military and their families will have free admission through Sept. .
Lawndale sits on a 2 acre site with 183 feet of river frontage along scenic Rockledge Drive. Docents in period dress guide visitors through the old homestead which has been restored and furnished as a family home of 1895. The beautiful riverfront location of Lawndale at 1219 Rockledge Drive is in the middle of three National Register Historic Districts.
Lawndale is open for tours the first Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. A donation of $10 per person is suggested. Lawndale is located at 1219 Rockledge Drive in Rockledge.
If you’d like to learn more about the history of this unique area and take a tour of Lawndale call (321) 537-6607.
Palm Bay Community Bingo: Bingo twice weekly at the Greater Palm Bay Senior Center.
There will be Bingo every Wednesday from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and every week on Friday from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Wednesday packages start at $6. Friday packages start at $14.
Bingo is open to everyone! Bring your dabber, lucky charms, a drink, and a snack.
You do not have to stay for the entire time but the final games have the highest payouts.
Special bonus games require additional purchases.
Masks are not required if you have been vaccinated.
The Greater Palm Bay Senior Center is located at 1275 Culver Dr. NE in Palm Bay.
Learn more at – http://www.gpbsc.org/bingo.html.
Questions? Contact Barbara Godwin-Hazel at – [email protected] or call (321) 978.2854.
Groucho’s Comedy Club at the Italian Club: Groucho’s Comedy Club and a three course dinner is held every fourth Saturday at the Italian American Club located at 1471 Cypress Ave. in Melbourne. Two profession comedians and a comic M.C. Will have you laughing in the aisles.
Chicken parmigiana over pasta and vegetable is the feature entrée.
Doors open at 6. Dinner is at 7:00 pm and the show starts at 8.
Tables are reserved for parties of 6-8 people. Advance tickets are $25.00. Text/call 321-890-7754 with a credit card. Tickets at the door are $30.00.
House and Cabin Tour: Every Thursday and Saturday at 3 p.m. you can tour the inside of Brevard County’s oldest standing home (1875) and the adjacent 1888 Florida vernacular style home to learn about the Sams Family. Tours are limited to 8 people.
Sams House is located at 6195 N Tropical Trail on Merritt Island.
Sams House at Pine Island Conservation Area was created and is managed under Brevard County’s Environmentally Endangered Lands Program referendum.
Computers Advancing Education Lab: Once again we are offering a FREE Basic Computer Class. If you need help learning to use a computer, this is the place! No previous computer experience needed. Our classes will teach you to sign on, connect to the web, browse the internet, use e-mail, write a letter. We have computers available for use in the class. The class is limited to 9 people. Tuesday mornings from 9:30 am to 11.30 am. The Computers Advancing Education Lab is located in Riverview School at 3000 Jolly Street in Titusville. Call Dan at 561-907-6992 to sign up.
Pineda Inn Trivia Night: Every Other Sunday, 7-9 p.m. NEW SIMPLER FORMAT! This is growing in popularity! Get there early if you want a seat! Meet inside the back bar.
The Pineda Inn is located at 6533 US Highway 1 in Rockledge.
Intermediate Spanish Group: This is a small senior fun translation and discussion group. We seek a few good students.
We meet weekly on Monday afternoons from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Melbourne Fee Avenue Public Library. There is no fee or any other charge.
We welcome native Spanish speakers.
Various topics will be discussed at each session.
We are accepting a limited number of participants.
To join our group contact Bert Forest at – (321) 726-8883 or send him an email at – [email protected].
Sunday Service at the Spiritualist Chapel: The Spiritualist Chapel of Melbourne has resumed conducting services indoors. The Spiritualist Chapel holds Sunday Services from 10 to 11:30 am. Mask wearing and social distancing will be practiced.
Questions? Call (321) 419-6262.
The Spiritualist Chapel is located at 1924 Melody Lane in Melbourne. FB Spiritualist Chapel President Emma Principe.
Learn more at – www.spiritualistchapel.org.
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.