COCOA 10/8-10/9: Cocoa Village Oktoberfest A German-style street party with traditional food and beverages, street vendors, and live entertainment provided by five bands on three different stages. The event begins on 10/8 at 5 p.m. Street party tickets $10 each. Find out more at www.cocoavillageoktoberfest.com 10/15-10/16: Fall Arts And Crafts Fair in downtown Cocoa Village, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Admission is free. Call 631-9075 to learn more. 10/28: Pumpkins in the Park 5K Run/Walk held from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. in Riverfront Park. Proceeds will benefit the Junior League of Central & North Brevard. Call 453-5718 for more details. 10/30: Halloween in the Village This event will bring little trick-or-treaters and their families down to the village and Riverfront Park for a fun and safe Halloween adventure from 4 to 8:30 p.m. Kids will be able to visit Village merchants for treats, stroll the park for fun family activities and entertainment, and get Ghost Tours of the Village. Don’t miss “Eerie Tales” at the Porcher House, brought to you by the Brevard Theatrical Ensemble. The film “Coraline” will be playing on the big screen in the park beginning at 7 p.m. as well. To participate in all of the kid’s activities, including the bounce house, games, hayrides, pumpkin decorating, and much more, there is a $5 activity band fee. Trick-or-treating and stage entertainment are always free. Porcher House haunted storytelling is a separate cost. Call 639-3500 for more details. Brick & Mortar Art Gallery Located at 634 Brevard Ave. in downtown Cocoa Village, this cutting-edge art space will play host to a number of events throughout the month of October. On 10/14: Offsides: A Night of Improv Comedy, from 9 to 11 p.m. Admission is $7. 10/15: Building Blocks: A Photography Workshop, from 1 to 4 p.m. Cost is $40. 10/18: Space Coast Symphony Lecture Series — “Inside the Music: Vaughan Williams in London,” 6:30-8 p.m. 10/29: In the Studio: A Photography Workshop, 1-4 p.m. Cost is $25. To find out more about these and other programs, visit www.brickandmortarbuilt.com CAPE CANAVERAL 10/7: Friday Fest featuring food, beverage, and art vendors, bounce houses, a giant slide, a rock climbing wall, and live entertainment from MoGeetz and Lonnie & Delinda. From 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. The fun will take place at the Rec Center between Taylor and Poinsetta Avenues. To find out more, call 868-1226. 10/21: Free Movie in the Park “Soul Surfer” will be shown at 8 p.m. in Manatee Park on Thurm Blvd. The movie is free, but the sale of refreshments will benefit the Canaveral Police Athletic League. Bring a blanket or a lawn chair. For more information, call the Recreation Department at 868-1226. 10/22: Fall Festival and Chili Cook-Off at Manatee Sanctuary Park from 12 to 4 p.m. Kids can look forward to a bounce house, an obstacle course, giant slice, face painting, balloon art, and much more. The community chili cook-off runs from 1 to 3 p.m. and is free to enter. The Big Red Bus will also be there to take blood donations, the Fire Department will have their ladder truck on display, and the Police will offer a demonstration from their K-9 team. A wide variety of food and beverage vendors will also be there. Find out more by calling 868-1226. 10/22: Pink Ribbon Walk and Port Fest The Port Canaveral Association will host the Pink Ribbon Walk for Breast Cancer Awareness as part of Port Fest 2011 on Saturday, October 22. The day begins with registration for the Walk at 7:30 a.m. The 5k non-competitive event, which will circle the Port Cove area, begins at 9 a.m., with all proceeds going to the Space Coast Cancer Foundation. Port Fest kicks off after the Walk with bed and bathtub races, shrimp eating contests, and entertainment from Vintage and other local bands before ending with a fireworks display. The event staging area will be located between Rusty’s and Fishlips restaurants on Glen Cheek Drive. For more information on organizing a team, collecting donations, or the day’s schedule, log on to: www.visitportcanaveral.com or contact Vonda Welborn at 403-7695. 2011 Breast Cancer Event t-shirts are available now for a $20 donation at the following locations: Space Coast Cancer Centers, Fishlips, and Wild Oceans Seafood. 10/25: Caribbean Night Hosted by Cooney Travel from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Milliken’s Reef (683 Dave Nisbet Blvd. in Port Canaveral). Enjoy an evening of fun and hear about all Sandals and Beaches Resorts have to offer couples and families. Pre-register for the event and you and your guest will be entered to win a Caribbean-themed gift basket values at $200. Seating is limited, so call 806-9240 to reserve a space. For more details, visit www.cooneyworldadventures.com 10/28: Monster Mash Halloween Dance Party from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Recreation Complex on Taylor Ave. (between A1A and Poinsetta). For kids 12 and under. Admission is free. There will be a costume and dance contests, and proceeds from the sale of ice cream and candy will benefit Canaveral PAL. For more information, call 868-1226. Victory Casino Cruise’s “Cruise For a Cause” is the latest in a series of public service activities. They recently helped United Way of Brevard, the Central Brevard Humane Society, and the American Red Cross with funds. The ship and its staff have also supported the American Legion’s 4th Annual Surf Fishing Tournament, the 3rd Annual Diamonds Are Forever Casino Night, the National Kidney Foundation AM Pro Surf Festival, the Propeller Club SeaFest 2011, Boy Scouts of America, Cocoa Beach Regional Chamber of Commerce Casino Night, the Brevard Symphony, and the Melbourne Regional Chamber of Commerce. For ticketing and group sales information, call 855-GO-VICTORY or 799-0021 or visit their Facebook page. Rusty’s Seafood & Oyster Bar recently expanded with a beautiful new outdoor tiki bar and deck where you can enjoy waterfront dining and nightly entertainment. Rusty’s casual “come as you are” dining welcomes the entire family to come and enjoy oysters, gumbo, their award-winning clam chowder, and a host of seafood dishes. Open seven days a week, Sunday through Thursday from 11-10, and Friday and Saturday 9-11. A Grand Opening for the tiki bar and deck is set for October 14 at 5 p.m. with music from Reggae Roots, Dennie Lee, and the Lights Out Project. Rusty’s is located at 628 Glen Cheek Dr. in Port Canaveral. Call 783-2033 or log on to www.rustysseafood.com Wee Bee Fine Foods, formerly Wee Bee Baked Goods, have recently expanded their service with the addition of artisan breads and quiches, soups, and party platters. They also ship a variety of products throughout the U.S. To learn more, visit www.weebeefinefoods.com or call 427-2340. MERRITT ISLAND 10/9: 29th Annual Joe Realino Charity Scramble Golf Tournament at the Savannahs on Merritt Island. Registration starts at noon, followed by a shotgun start at 1 p.m. Cost is $75 per player with free food and drinks included. The Joe Realino Memorial fund provides assistance to qualified hospitality employees who are out of work due to injury or illness. Since 1969, over $1 million has been given out to local hospitality workers. Visit www.joerealino.com for more information or call Joanna Kemp at 223-4003. Merritt’s Table Laura and Chris have received many requests for another cooking demonstration, so they’ve set a date for a new one on Wednesday, October 12 at 6 p.m. Chris will be hosting a class on preparing for the holidays using local ingredients. They’ve also lined up a distributor through which you’ll be able to order fresh local products to make your holiday dinners even more special. Cost for the class will be $75/person and will include wine pairings with each of the courses. Space will be limited; reservations required. Call 208-7957. They’re located at 170 N. Grove St. in Merritt Island. COCOA BEACH Special November Election on Mixed Use Here is the official ballot language Cocoa Beach residents will be voting on during the November 8 election: “Shall the City of Cocoa Beach adopt mixed use for downtown/Community Redevelopment Agency? The downtown/CRA vision plan developed over the last three years includes mixed use as a method to revive our local economic conditions and improve the downtown environment. Do you approve of allowing an additional mix of retail and residential uses downtown as long as it does exceed city-wide density caps as set in the City Charter?” (Answers are “Yes,” to approve; “No” to reject.) Again, the vote will be held on November 8. 10/15: Beef O’Brady’s 1st Annual Fall Charity Golf Tournament at the Cocoa Beach Country Club. This year they’ll be raising funds for cancer, with all proceeds going to their Cocoa Beach Relay for Life teams. Cost is $240 per foursome (with complimentary food). Hole sponsorships are available for $100. For more details, call 784-3834. Beef O’Brady’s is located at 5675 N. Atlantic Ave. in north Cocoa Beach. 10/15: 7th Annual Sandbar Oktobeerfest beginning at 6 p.m. Hang out with the Sand Bar “beer wenches” and taste over 30 beers from around the world with Live Music 6pm reggea with Musical Sudiction and 10pm Vintage. $20 all-you-can drink. 10/21: Chamber Councils’ Classic Golf Tournament The Cocoa Beach Regional Chamber of Commerce (CBRCC) will host its annual Tournament at Manatee Cove Golf Club (now open to the public), which is located at 861 Marina Road, on Patrick Air Force Base. This will be a fundraiser for the CBRCC’s Councils: the Military Affairs Council, Business Resource Council, and the Convention & Visitors Bureau, as well as the Air Force Association. Participants will also be celebrating the United States Air Force’s 64th birthday. The event will begin with registration and lunch at 11:30 a.m. A shotgun start tee-off is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. and an awards ceremony will follow. The entry fee for the tournament is $80 per person with the format being a four-person, best-ball scramble. Each player will receive a golf goody bag, a box lunch and an awards reception. Prizes will be awarded for best team scores, longest drives, and closest to the pin. For more information, to register as a player, or to become a sponsor, call 459-2200, or visit www.cocoabeachchamber.com 10/27-10/30: The 2011 Slater Brothers Invitational The event kicks off with an October 24 Charity Golf Scrambler at the Cocoa Beach Country Club. Proceeds go to the World Skin Cancer Foundation. A kick-off party for the contest will be held at Rusty’s in the Port while the event begins in earnest on Friday, 10/28 with a performance by Donavon Frankenreiter at Coconuts. Saturday sees a 5K Beach Fun Run. In tandem with the surf competition, the Cocoa Beach Skatepark will be hosting their own skate contests throughout the weekend. To learn more, see the posters in this issue, or visit www.slaterbrothersinvitational.com, where you can register for the Scramble and other events. 10/27-10/30: Our Saviour’s Fall Festival Look forward to rides, children’s games, bingo, several raffles, food and beer vendors, and the annual jumble sale. For more information, visit www.oursavioursparish.org 10/28: Living Bread Fall Fest The Living Bread Christian Fellowship Church Fall Fest 3 is set for Friday, 10/28, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. “The Chalk Guy,” Jason Anthony, will light up the night with his gift of chalk art to share the Gospel message in a unique and exciting way. Opening the evening for the youth is the Christian rock band Last Flight Out. The event promises fun for the whole family with a variety of activities. Bring your lawn chair. Living Bread is located at 1801 S. Orlando Ave. For more information call 783-6610. 10/28-29: Cocoa Beach Rotary Club’s Haunted House at the Cocoa Beach Health & Fitness Center, 1355 N. Atlantic Ave. in Cocoa Beach. Local Historian Ray Osborne offers “Florida Tales,” a series of history seminars, every Wednesday through October at the Resort in Cocoa Beach (600 N. Atlantic Blvd.) from 8 to 9 p.m. Osborne, a storyteller, historian, and author, will deliver presentations on the lost tribes of Florida with the help of a large screen slide show and will also show a Florida Anthropological Society film called “Shadows and Reflections: Florida’s Lost People.” Suggested gratuity is $3. RSVP is encouraged but not mandatory. Call (904) 290-1513. 11/26-11/27: 48th Annual Space Coast Art Festival Thanksgiving weekend in downtown Cocoa Beach. T-shirts emblazoned with reproductions of what we think is the best Festival poster yet — a beautiful lagoon scene painted by local artist Rick Piper — will be on sale starting October 17. Contact the Margaret Hines Gallery in Bailiwick Mall (N. Brevard Ave., Cocoa Beach; open till 2 p.m. throughout the week). Phone number is: 784-3322. Visit www.spacecoastartfestival.com Cocoa Beach Public Library 10/8: People in Print presents Evelyn Kruger, who will discuss and sell her historical fiction/romance novel “Revolutionary Rose: Boston Tea to Boston Free,” which is suitable for adult and/or young adult readers, at 2 p.m. in the Jane von Thron Room. Copies will be available for $15.84, with $1 from each sale going to the Brevard Veterans’ Council for Homeless Veterans. 10/14: Wine Tasting to benefit Cocoa Beach Library/Brevard Library Foundation at 6 p.m. This event, hosted by the Cocoa Beach Daybreak Rotary Club, will feature select wines, robust to mild cheeses, and an assortment of fresh fruit to sample, along with live musical entertainment. Tickets are $20 per person. All proceeds of this event will benefit the Cocoa Beach Library and the Brevard Library Foundation to help promote literacy and assist the library with much-needed funds. 10/15: “Ticket to Ride — Classic Surf Film” at 7 p.m. This 16mm film is for everyone who has been lured by the beauty of the South Seas. Join Johnny Boy Gomes, Martin Potter, Tom Curren, Ronnie Burns, Max Medieros, Buttons, Tom Carroll, Richard Schmidt, and other top pros as they step up, grab hold, and take off with their ticket to rip. It was filmed in Tahiti, the Cook Islands, Fiji, mainland Mexico, Raratonga, Hawaii, New Zealand, Maui, Samoa, Tonga, Pennsylvania, and California, and is one of the last of the big-budget, made-for-theatre surf movies. The showing is sponsored by The Cocoa Beach Surf Museum. Refreshments will be served. 10/21-10/22: 16th Annual International Sea-Bean Symposium and Beachcombers’ Festival. Friday, 10/21 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, 10/22 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Noted scientists, authors, and enthusiasts of sea beans and other drifting materials will be present for this two-day event. Displays, PowerPoint presentations, beach walks, contests, and discussions are planned. The Library’s October artist is John Cielukowski, a member of the Central Brevard Art Association (CBAA). Youth Story Times: Tuesdays at 10:15 a.m. (Preschool) and Tuesdays at 4 p.m. (ages 4-7). The Annual Harvest Festival is set for Sunday, October 15 at 2 p.m. Assisted by The Girl Scouts of Sparkling Waters. The Library is located at 550 N. Brevard Ave. To find out more about these and other programs, call 868-1104 or visit www.cocoabeachpubliclibrary.org Cocoa Beach Woman’s Club Meetings are held the first Thursday of the month at the Cocoa Beach Country Club, 5000 Tom Warriner Blvd. Meet and greet at 9:30, followed by general meeting at 10 a.m. On 10/6, the guest speaker will be Becky Ireland. Becky is a graduate of Seminole Community College Police Academy and has served in the United States Air Force Reserves since 2001. She deployed to Kirkuk, Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom/Operation Enduring Freedom in 2009 and has been with the Cocoa Beach Police Department since 2004, currently as a shift patrol sergeant. The public is invited to attend. The Club focuses on community service, and membership is open to women in Cocoa Beach and the surrounding area. For more information visit www.cocoabeachwomansclub.org Freedom 7 Senior Community Center Annual walk-in flu shot clinics will be available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the first Wednesdays of October, November, and December. This month’s session will take place on 10/5. High-dose vaccines will be administered by an RN from Sunshine Healthcare Solutions. There is no co-pay with Medicare Part B and most other insurances. If you are not using insurance, the cost is $30 (flu) and $20 (pneumonia). Geratrician Susan G. Scneider and Ellen Potts ARNP will be on hand to meet with you and answer any questions you may have. Call 783-9505 to learn more. On 10/15, at 12:30 p.m., Dr. Joe Strater, D.C. presents “Drug Warning! The Dangers of OTC and Prescription Drugs.” RSVP is requested for this free wellness seminar. The Center is located at 5000 Tom Warriner Blvd. in Cocoa Beach. Call them at 783-9505 or log on to www.freedom7seniors.org to find out about their regular weekly activities. Surfside Players announces the Second Stage production of “Dead Man’s Cell Phone.” The Players will be performing this unique dark comedy for one weekend only, October 7–9, Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. All tickets are $10, with open seating. Surfside’s revived Second Stage program presents non-mainstream theatre in a black box setting on weekends between the runs of their Main Stage shows. The Players will also be putting on the 10th annual performance of cult favorite “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” Fridays and Saturdays, at one minute before midnight, October 14-29. This immortal tribute to B-movie sci-fi and horror, complete with shadow cast doing odd things in front of the screen, will include a special director’s cut of the film and a new pre-show of song, dance, and comedy. Admission is $10, and $3 prop bags are available in the lobby. The closing night of last year’s show had the house packed a full hour before opening, and many had to be turned away, so it’s recommend that you attend earlier performances. They do not take reservations, but call the box office at 783-3127 to inquire about advance ticket purchase. Please keep in mind that the movie is rated R and the show is for “mature” audiences only. Audience members under 18 should be accompanied by a parent/guardian who knows what the show is about. Audience members who have never seen the show should come with someone who has. Visit their website at www.surfsideplayers.com Cocoa Beach High School Theatre Department will be performing Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible” 10/20-22 with an open dress rehearsal on 10/19. The curtain rises at 7 p.m. with the doors opening 30 minutes prior. Open dress rehearsal begins at 4 p.m. Tickets are $8 each for the evening performances. Donations will be accepted for the rehearsal. On 11/2, they’ll be hosting Dessert Theatre, a fundraiser for the Theatre Program. This is a great opportunity to enjoy a variety of short performances by the Program. All-inclusive tickets are $8 each. All performances will take place at the Cocoa Beach Junior/Senior High School auditorium, located at 1500 Minutemen Cswy. in Cocoa Beach. Tickets are available at the door prior to each performance on a first-come basis. For pre-sale tickets, please contact Mr. Buck 783-1776, ext. 4007. Walker’s Island Eatery, a great new spot for breakfast and lunch, will start hosting live music in Saturdays and art on Sundays. Give them a visit at 269 W. Cocoa Beach Cswy. Call 613-3815 to find out more about events, or visit www.walkersislandeatery.com Silvestro’s is offering a Fall Special throughout the month. Monday through Thursday from 5 to 6 p.m., get %20 off all appetizers and entrees. They’ll also be offering a cooking class on October 15, Dance Night on October 21, and a Halloween Costume Contest on October 31. Silvestro’s is located in the Publix Plaza at 2039 N. Atlantic Ave. Call 783-4853 to find out more, or visit www.silvestros.com Paddy Cassidy’s Irish Pub This month’s Craft Beer Sunday falls on October 9, and will feature Stone Brewing Co.’s Stone Smoked Porter along with a specially prepared selection of food pairings. Things kick off at 4 p.m. The Pub will also be throwing a “Rocky Horror”-themed Halloween Party on Saturday, October 29. For more details, call 783-0810. Paddy Cassidy’s Irish Pub is located at 2009 N. Atlantic Ave. in the Publix Plaza. Cocoa Beach Brewing Company will be hosting an Oktoberfest celebration October 22. Their own Oktoberfest Lager will be on tap, and there’ll be plenty of other cold beers and hot brats on hand. The festivities run from 1 p.m. to close. They’re located at 150 N. Atlantic Ave. in Cocoa Beach. Call 613-2941 for more details, or visit www.cocoabeachbrewingcompany.com ELSEWHERE Welcome Back, Grumpy Al! Al Urezzio’s famed Burger Inn (located in Melbourne) has been closed these last few weeks due to some health issues the ol’ burgermeister had to deal with, but he’s back on his feet and ready to start serving again. He’s got new hours as well — Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Burger Inn is located at 1819 N. Harbor City Blvd. in Melbourne.
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