Monday – Friday: Morning Walk (All Ages). Would you like to stay active without worrying about the sun or the rain? Come out and walk inside our gymnasium where you can stay cool and dry or you can enjoy the beautiful Florida sunshine by using the new walking trail at Brother’s Park. Times: 8:30AM – 10:00AM. Cost: FREE. Joseph N. Davis Community Center Melbourne. 608-7460.
Mondays - Adult Morning Club. Join us for an early morning walk to reduce stress, build muscle, strengthen your heart. Cost: Free. Time: 8:30AM-10:30AM. Ages: 18 years and up. Lipscomb Community Center Melbourne. 608-7450.
Monday and Wednesday: Bone Builders Program. Time: 8:30AM - 9:30AM. Ages: Retirees & Senior Citizens. Bone Builders is a FREE strength training and health education program offered through Aging Matters in Brevard’s Retired and Senior Volunteer Program . Participants lift weights to improve their bone and muscle strength while also working to better their balance. Certified instructors will also discuss important topics related to bone health & nutrition. Cost: FREE. Eau Gallie Civic Center Melbourne. 608-7400.
Tuesday – Coding. Youth will learn how to create software, apps and websites. Time: 5:30PM-6:30PM. Ages: 8-12 years. Cost: Free for six weeks. Lipscomb Community Center Melbourne. 608-7450.
Tuesdays - Cub Scouts. Youth learn the basics of life skills, camping trips, scouting techniques and citizenship. Cost: Registration fee $24 yearly. Time: 6:30PM-8:00PM. Ages: 6-11 years. Lipscomb Community Center Melbourne. 608-7450.
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday: Ages: all ages. Pickleball is a combination of tennis, ping-pong, badminton, and racquetball. Daily Fees: $1 Adult. Wickham Park Community Center Melbourne. 608-7490.
Wednesdays - Adult Step Dance Class. Come out and learn the art of “Chicago-Style Stepping.” This elegant and smooth style of couples’ dancing is the fastest growing urban ballroom dance nationwide. You will learn the history, culture, and basic elements of Stepping. Experience fun, fitness, and fellowship. No partner needed. Time: 6:00PM-8:00PM. Cost: FREE. Joseph N. Davis Community Center Melbourne. 608-7460.
Wednesday - Video Game Night (All ages). Come out and play competitive video game action against your peers. Time: 6:00PM-8:00PM. Cost: FREE Joseph N. Davis Community Center Melbourne. 608-7460.
Wednesday - After School Youth Club. Bring your youth for a fun time to play games such as billiards, table tennis, Wii, cat and mouse, and kings and queens. Snacks will be served.Time: 5:30PM-6:30PM. Ages: 6-11 years. Cost: Free. Lipscomb Community Center Melbourne. 608-7450.
Wednesdays - Homeschool PE. Time: 9-10AM (6-10yrs) 10-11AM (11-15yrs). Ages: 6-15 years. Soccer, basketball, volleyball, and more! Sneakers must be worn for this class. Cost: $2/class. Wickham Park Community Center Melbourne. 608-7490.
Wednesdays- Homeschool Art. Time: Wednesday’s 9-10 AM (11-15yrs) 10-11AM (6-10yrs). Ages: 6-15 years. Art projects that each child creates & takes home! Art projects vary. Cost: $2/class. Wickham Park Community Center Melbourne. 608-7490.
Thursday - Youth Fun Day. Youth will have an awesome time participating at interactive stations such as playing games, old and new school activities. Refreshments will be served. Time: 5:30PM-6:30PM. Ages: 6-11 years. Cost: Free. Lipscomb Community Center Melbourne. 608-7450.
Fridays - Kid’s Night Out. Join us for a fun night of activities, arts and crafts, games, prizes and contests. Includes 2 slices of pizza, snack and a drink. Time: 6:00PM-9:00PM. Ages: 6-11 years. Cost: $4 per youth. Lipscomb Community Center Melbourne. 608-7450.
Fridays - Open Gym. Time: Times Vary. Ages: All ages. The open gym schedule is available each month. Court availability subject to change. Daily Fees: .50 Youth; $1 Adult. Wickham Park Community Center Melbourne. 608-7490.
Now - January 31: The Junior League of South Brevard, Inc. and Lucky's Market are partnering through the Bags for Change program. bring in your reusable grocery bags and shop at Lucky's Market. Each time you shop Lucky's will give you a wooden dime for each reusable bag you use. Each dime you receive can go to support the JLSB and our programs. We are so happy to be partnering with Lucky's and hope you will help support us through their Bags for Change program.
Martin Luther King Jr. EVENTS:
Jan. 13 - MLK BREAKFAST: The Brevard Caribbean American Sports and Cultural Association will host its 15th annual Martin Luther King Breakfast at 9 a.m. at Our Lady of Grace Church, 300 Malabar Rd SE, Palm Bay. The meal is $30. 321-557-2968.
Jan. 13 - I AM KING BENEFIT BALL: The King Benefit Ball will be held at 6 p.m. at the Radisson Resort at the Port in Cape Canaveral. Dinner is served at 7 p.m. There will be music, buffet, a drink ticket with purchase. Proceeds benefit the "I AM KING" Scholarship.
Jan. 14 - DISCUSSION: Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church will host its program at the church, 2729 Lipscomb St., Melbourne, at 6 p.m. The speaker will be Rev. Lorenzo Laws, pastor of Greater Allen Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church of Melbourne.
Jan. 15 - PEACE MARCH: The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Coalition holds its program at 9:30 a.m. beginning with a parade/march at 9:30 a.m. starting at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Public Library, 955 E. University Boulevard, Melbourne and ending at the Melbourne Civic Auditorium. The program in the auditorium will start at 11:30 a.m. 321-544-2798.
Jan. 15 - PARADE: The Martin Luther King, Jr. parade in Titusville happens at 11 a.m. on South Street, followed by the Heritage Festival at the Isaac Campbell Park, 701 South St.
Jan. 15 - PEACE MARCH: The Central Brevard Ministerial Coalition will host a peace march and program at 2 p.m. at Provost Park in Cocoa. The march concludes at Cocoa Riverfront Park and Amphitheater. The featured guest speaker is Sammie Brown Martin of the Rockledge City Council.
Jan. 13 - Brevard County Ocean Rescue will host the first of two open tryouts for seasonal lifeguards, looking to fill 30 positions. Those hired on as ocean lifeguards will work from February to October for the 2018 year. Those trying out should meet at Rockledge High School's swimming pool, no later than 7 a.m. While no lifeguarding experience is necessary, candidates must be over the age of 16 by Jan. 27, 2018 and possess strong swimming skills. All candidates must bring a valid driver’s license, Social Security card, appropriate swim attire, a towel and running shoes. Lifeguard Academy Class Dates for candidates selected Jan. 13 (Must attend all dates): Jan. 27 and 28. Feb. 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 24 and 25 March 3 and 4. (Subject to Change) www.brevardfl.gov/FireRescue/OceanServices. (321) 633-2056
January 14 - The Historic Cocoa Village Playhouse along with Magic Dove Magic Shop have partnered to bring to Cocoa the Florida Magician of the Year Competition. This state-wide contest will be held at 2:00 pm in the Historic Cocoa Village Playhouse. Magicians from around the state of Florida will be competing for the title of Florida Magician of the Year. For tickets contact the Historic Cocoa Village Playhouse box office or visit CocoaVillagePlayhouse.com
January 17 - Children ages 4-8 and supporters of the Boys & Girls Clubs. Book Signing with Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida. F is for Florida. From manatees to mermaids, Florida's Indigenous peoples to the Daytona 500, this state ABC book for children features captivating color photographs; each lively page highlights a unique aspect of the state’s beauty and culture. For each letter, a short poem describes the pictured word. The book’s vivid design and educational content will hold the child’s interest throughout countless readings. Join us to meet the children behind the book and enjoy readings of the poems. 5:30pm at Barnes & Noble Booksellers in West Melbourne. 321-726-9505.
January 19 - Kids Night Out. 5:30 PM - 10:00 PM AGES 8-12. $12 PER CHILD / $10 ADD. SAME HOUSEHOLD Pizza, Chips and Drink Included in Price. TED WHITLOCK COMMUNITY CENTER. WWW.PLAYPALMBAY.ORG
January 20 - Movie In The Park. MOVIE STARTS AT 6:00 PM ALL AGES. FREE EVENT Featuring: Captain Underpants (PG). VETERANS MEMORIAL PARK. WWW.PLAYPALMBAY.ORG
January 20 - Ranger-Led Tours. 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM AGES 8-12. $5 PER CHILD. Pizza, Snacks & Drinks Avail for Purchase. TONY ROSA COMMUNITY CENTER. WWW.PLAYPALMBAY.ORG
January 22 - Children ages 8-12 and fans of fantasy & adventure. Book Signing with Jaimie Engle: Clifton Chase and the Arrow of Light. Clifton Chase is the latest target for bully Ryan Rivales. But after he finds a mysterious arrow in his closet, he is magically transported back to 1485 England, where he meets two princes bullied by their tyrant uncle who locked them in prison to steal their throne. Only after Clifton learns the true meaning of friendship, bravery, and sacrifice can he help the princes escape and find the courage to face his own bully. 6:30pm at Barnes & Noble Booksellers in West Melbourne. 321-726-9505.
January 24-29: Southeast Tourism Society has named the Space Coast Birding and Wildlife Festival one of the STS Top 20 Events in the Southeast for January 2018 for the fifth year in a row. This year’s Space Coast Birding and Wildlife Festival in a weekend event. The STS Top 20 Festival and Event Awards have highlighted programs around the Southeast since 1985. 989-295-9446.
Jan. 27 - Employees of Brevard County will host a golf tournament at the Spessard Holland Golf Course in Melbourne Beach benefiting the United Way of Brevard. Foursomes participating in this tournament supporting the United Way of Brevard will have a shotgun start at 8 a.m. A four-person select shot format will be used. The entry fee of $75 per player includes greens fees, cart rental, continental breakfast, hole in one, marshmallow drive, lunch, mulligans, closest to the pin, and awards. Forms may be picked up at the Parks and Recreation Administration office at the Viera Government Center, Building B or at the Spessard Holland Golf Course in Melbourne Beach. (321) 952-4530.
January 27 - 20th Anniversary of the Tooth Trot 5K Walk/Run and Kid's Run - Benefitting: Give Kids a Smile. This is a Space Coast Runner of the Year Series Race and Proceeds help member dentists of the Brevard County Dental Society provide free dental care and dental health education materials to children in need. There will be lots of raffle gift cards, breakfast foods and more! Time: 5K begins promptly at 8:00AM, Kid's Run begins at 9:00AM at Wickham Park Community 321-848-5940 www.ToothTrot.com
January 27 - Youth Sports Fun Day. Time: 11:00AM-4:00PM. Ages: All ages. In partnership with Melbourne PAL Hurricanes. There will be a host of sports activities such as football, softball, baseball, soccer, cheerleading, kite flying, arts and crafts etc. There will also be a bounce house and refreshments. Cost: Free at Lipscomb St Park in Melbourne. (321) 608-7450.
February 1 - Astronomy for Everyone: Size & Scale of the Universe is an exciting family program with some incredible video footage for ages 5 to 100+ about the universe from the very small to the very large. It's a virtual journey throughout the cosmos. Following this indoor formal presentation, we all go outdoors to view celestial objects in the night sky through a powerful hand-crafted telescope, such as the ice crystal rings of Saturn, craters on the Moon, etc., weather permitting. Time: 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM. Merritt Island Performing Arts Center. Cost: Preregister for discounted tickets and a raffle for a new telescope at http://www.lookuptothestars.com/event. One adult (18 and older) $8.00 or $10.00 at the door. One student (5-17) $5.00 or $7.00 at the door. Telescope raffle (one ticket) $5.00. (321) 328-1340.
February 3 - Florida’s Underwater Treasures. Come and hear underwater explorer Robert Marx from Seven Seas Search and Salvage talk about the treasures that can be found in Florida’s waters. Cape Canaveral Public Library at 11:30 am. COST: FREE. 868-1101.
Feb. 3 - The Breakfast Club. Time: 9:00AM-10:30AM. Ages: All ages. Youth will come to the Center with blankets and pillows where they will enjoy a movie and cartoons. Breakfast will include pancakes, French toast, milk and juice etc. Cost: $3 per child. Lipscomb Community Center Melbourne. (321) 608-7450.
February 6 - Tim Dorsey Fans. Book Signing / Discussion by Tim Dorsey. Join us as we welcome nationally bestselling author Tim Dorsey, as he introduces his 21st book about Serge, the vigilante serial killer on rampage around Florida. New and old fans welcome! Don't miss out if you love quirky Florida Fiction! 7:00 PM at Barnes & Noble Booksellers in West Melbourne. 321-726-9505.
Feb. 8 - Coffee with a Cop. Time: 5:30PM-6:30PM. Ages: All ages. Join us for a fun-filled evening getting to know the City of Melbourne and City of Palm Bay police that serve our community and build relationships with the officers. No speeches or specific topics, just informal conversations about what matters to residents in the community. Cost: Free. Lipscomb Community Center Melbourne. (321) 608-7450.
Feb. 9 - Kid’s Night Out. Time: 6:00PM-9:00PM. Ages: 6-11 years. Join us for a fun night of activities, arts and crafts, games, prizes and contests. Includes 2 slices of pizza, snack and a drink. Cost: $4 per youth. Lipscomb Community Center Melbourne. (321) 608-7450.
February 12 - Memory Lane Movie: The Philadelphia Story. A society divorcée prepares for her wedding while fending off the advances of her ex and a reporter in playwright Philip Barry’s comedy of manners that captures “the privileged class enjoying its privileges.” Cape Canaveral Public Library at 5pm. COST: FREE. 868-1101.
Feb. 15 - Black History Celebration. Time: 5:30PM-7:00PM. Ages: 6-18 years. This event is in partnership with Powell Subdivision and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. There will be singing, crafts, educational presentations and a book giveaway. Refreshments will be served. Cost: Free. Lipscomb Community Center Melbourne. (321) 608-7450.
February 19 - LIVE MUSIC by Darrell Moody. Enjoy an evening of Jazz Saxophone by musician Darrell Moody. Presented by the Friends of the Library. Cape Canaveral Public Library. COST: FREE. 868-1101.
February 23 - Book Club. February selection: The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead. Cape Canaveral Public Library at 10am. COST: FREE. 868-1101.
February 24 - Adult Coloring Circle. Add some color to your day! Join the adult coloring circle at the library. Soothing music, refreshments, and supplies provided. Call the library to register. Cape Canaveral Public Library at 11:30am. COST: FREE. 868-1101.
February 26 - Author Gary Waid. Come and discuss the book Goliath with Titusville authorGary Waid. He will also discuss past and future works. Cape Canaveral Public Library at 5:30pm. COST: FREE. 868-1101.