Flutes, Oktoberfest, jewelry making, jazz

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Fantastic flutes

If a trip to see the leaves falling isn’t in the cards, consider the next best thing, a concert about changing leaves, chilly nights, and the magic of fall. The Space Coast Flute Orchestra offers that with “Autumn Around the World,” a free 3pm concert on Sunday, October 27 at Suntree United Methodist Church, 7400 N. Wickham Road, Melbourne.

Under the direction of Susan McQuinn, the Space Coast Flute Orcherstra, one of the largest regularly performing flute orchestras in the United States, will perform selections reminiscent of fall.

Over 30 flautists will perform on a range of flutes, from small piccolo to standard concert or C-Flute, including the more exotic members of the viola, bass and double bass of the flute family.

The concert is free, with no tickets required and a suggested donation of $ 5. For more information, call 321-385-7236 or visit SCFO.org.

Barbecue and cornhole

The Space Coast Early Intervention Center has two events in one from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, October 26 at the Space Coast Harley-Davidson in Palm Bay.

BBQ and Cornhole Throwdown brings together two great American pastimes for a day of friendly competition and fundraising for the Melbourne School.

In addition to the cornhole and barbecue competitions, the event will feature beer, music and a kids’ corner. BBQ tasting tickets are $ 15. The entry fee to Cornhole is $ 20, of which $ 10 goes to SCEIC and $ 10 goes into a pot to pay off Cornehole Throwdown winnings.

Visit facebook.com/sceic for more information. Space Coast Harley-Davidson is at 1440 Sportsman Lane NE Palm Bay.

Beer building

Building for Brews, a pub crawling partnership between 321 Millennials and Brevard’s Habitat for Humanity, begins at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 29 at Off the Traxx, 918 E. New Haven Ave., in downtown Melbourne .

After check-in and aperitifs at Off the Traxx, attendees will visit Hell ‘n Blazes, Iron Oak Post, and Quarters Brewery Arcade.

Tickets cost $ 30 and include two drinks and appetizers. The money raised will help Habitat for Humanity build affordable housing for working families. For more information, click on the events link at brevardhabitat.com.

And all that “Ja!”

Say “Ja” or “oh, yeah! At Oktoberfest, 11 am to 2 pm, Saturday, October 26, at the Lutheran Advent Church, 7550 N. Wickham Road, Suntree.

Don your dirndl and lederhosen, if desired, for this event which includes activities for the kids including a magician, balloon animals, face painting, a bouncy house and an obstacle course.

The Festspiele Five, a German-style oompah group, will provide music for the Oktoberfest. Additional musical entertainment from German-born accordionist Klaus Kolb will inspire festival-goers to sing authentic German songs.

Traditional German à la carte dishes and beer will be available for sale. Children 10 and under receive free hot dogs and snow cones.

For the duration of the event, a German dish will be served at $ 10 for adults and $ 4 for children aged 5 to 10.

“There will be lots of fun activities to keep the kids busy, wonderful live music and great German food,” said Pastor Jeremy Freye, organizer of the Oktoberfet.

Free entry. More information is available at AdventBrevard.org or by calling 321-259-8515.

The stars of tomorrow here today

Catch the next generation of exceptionally talented artists during “Music on the River” at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, October 27 at the First United Methodist Church in Cocoa Beach, 330 N. Atlantic Ave.

The concert series features an afternoon of free music performed by exceptional young musicians, including singer Shannon Reid, 17; cellist and accordionist Caspian Chaharom, 18; Kayla Eusébio, 16 years old; 17-year-old cellist Megan Herman; harpist Sasha O’Kane, 17; singer Isaiah Brasher, 16; singer Carley Spradlin, 18; cellist Alexandra Diakakis, 16; pianist Darya Chaharom, 16; singer Andrew Meier, 17; and 15-year-old bassist and saxophonist Alexander Kaufman.

The program will feature music from various musical periods by composers such as Bach, Menken, Debussy, Piazzolla and Haydn. Audiences can also expect to hear a number of popular Broadway songs.

The concert is free, with a suggested donation of $ 10. The Music on the River concerts are courtesy of a partnership between the Creative Arts Foundation of Brevard, the First United Methodist Church of Cocoa Beach and the Space Coast Symphony Orchestra.

The nonprofit Brevard Creative Arts Foundation is dedicated to supporting talented young artists through grants, tuition assistance, and performance opportunities. For more information, visit CAFOB.org or call 321-604-0103.

turkey time

Believe it or not, Thanksgiving is near and local restaurants are already accepting reservations. At Chef Larry’s Café, 1111 S. Washington Ave., Titusville, seating will be at 12:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Turkey Day. The menu starts with a pumpkin and butternut squash soup and progresses to house mixed greens with Chef Larry’s dressing before heading to the main event, your choice of roast turkey with gravy, Maine lobster. , shrimp and crab lasagna and bourbon barbecue ribs.

All plates are served with a traditional stuffing, cinnamon clove sweet potatoes, collard greens, green beans and country buttermilk cookies. The cost is $ 25 which includes tea, coffee, or hot cider. Desserts are available for an additional $ 6.

To reserve, call 321-368-9123.

Sensational

From 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. every Wednesday, Heidi’s Jazz Club will present Liquid Groove Project conducted by pianist Connor Mahoney.

Liquid Groove Project is a collective of musicians dedicated to exploring the musical possibilities of traditional jazz and modern funk, soul and popular grooves.

Heidi’s is at 7 N. Orlando Ave., Cocoa Beach. For more information, call 321-783-4559 or visit heidisjazzclub.com.

Help and hope

According to The National Alliance on Mental Illness, approximately 1 in 5 adults in the United States suffer from some form of mental illness each year. In the face of these striking statistics and with the end of Mental Illness Awareness Week, Suntree United Methodist Church is bringing together local experts to share information, resources and offer hope on a variety of mental health issues. .

Members of the public are invited to attend “Help & Hope for Mental Health Challenges” at 2:00 pm Sunday, October 27 at Suntree United Methodist Church, 7400 N. Wickham Road in Melbourne.

The event aims to raise awareness of mental health issues in Brevard and identify local agencies that provide mental health training and resources to the community.

A “Ask the Expert” roundtable will address a variety of issues about mental illness, treatment options and local services. The panel will consist of DeAnn Collins, Program Manager, Senior Behavior Wellness; Jason Wieseler, executive vice president of Circles of Care, and Ellen Audelo of the National Alliance on Mental Illness.

For more information on this consumer event, call 321-242-2585.

It’s greek to me

Created nearly 2,500 years ago in ancient Greece, “Antigone” takes the stage at Brevard as a theater student production on the Cocoa campus of Eastern Florida State College. The public can catch a performance on Friday, Saturday and Sunday for two weekends, October 25-27 and November 1-3 on the main stage of the Simpkins Fine Arts Center at 1519 Clearlake Road.

The performances take place at 7:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and at 2:00 p.m. on Sundays.

Directed by Jeanine Henry, Director of Theater Arts in the Department of Performing and Visual Arts, the minimally staged Greek tragedy was adapted by Emily Mann from Sophocles’ play. A

General admission tickets are $ 15 at the door or $ 10 in advance through the online box office at efsc.booktix.com. Students aged 18 and under or with a college student card are admitted free. For more information, contact the box office at 321-433-5200.

Metal pedal

Making jewelry with metal presents unique challenges, but Karen Bobb will help you overcome those challenges with Metalsmithing 101 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, October 26, at Cocoa Beach Studios, 165 Minuteman Causeway

Beginner silversmiths will learn the basics of jewelry making including layout, sawing, filing, threadwork, texturing, stamping, finishing, and patinas. A few tools and supplies are needed for each student to create a valuable work of art.

Karol Bobb is an artist, instructor and arts advocate who works in pastels, acrylics and metals as well as mixed media. His style of expression on many levels is influenced by a formal training as a graphic designer.

The fee is $ 75. plus a $ 6 supply charge. Register online at studiosofcocoabeach.org.

Hello, Fall!

Celebrate fall at the Enchanted Forest Sanctuary during the Harvest Festival from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, October 26.

The free event features animals, kids’ crafts, guided hikes, cart rides, environmental exhibitors, local vendors, and more. No registration is required.

To learn more, visit eelbrevard.com or call 321-264-5185.

Not in time

Step back in time with a visit to Green Gables at Historic Riverview Village, open to the public from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays in October.

The 1896 home at 1501 S. Harbor City Blvd., Melbourne, is one of only three Queen Anne style homes remaining in the area and sits on an acre and a half of lush green space on the Indian River.

The suggested donation is $ 20. See greengables.org.

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