What’s up for the weekend?

It always seems like the all important question around the water cooler on Fridays is what’s up for the weekend?  Even though at times I may be at a loss for words there seems like there is alot to do from an old children’s classic, several wine/food tastings, Christmas boat parade, several holiday arts/craft fairs, and even a regional wide corvette show set to take place in and around Florida’s Space Coast over the next three days.

Friday, November 21, 2008 

12th Annual Art Works

 The ArtWorks Festival is a plein-air show in Melbourne, FL which takes place in the historic district of Eau Gallie. The two day event will feature live entertainment, food vendors and scores of artist showcasing their work! For more information please call 321-254-2584 or visit their official website.

 “Always Patsy Cline”

Melbourne Civic Theater, the oldest theatre group on Florida’s Space Coast presents ‘Always Patsy Cline’. Showtimes are @ 8:00 p.m. and ticket prices are $17.00 for adult and $14.00 for seniors/students. For more information, go to the theatre’s website or call(321) 723-6935.

 4th Annual Celebrate Brevard

The Greater Palm Bay Chamber will host the 4th Annual Celebrate Brevard at 1202 Malabard Road in Palm Bay. The event will feature over 35 local restaurants offering sampls of their signature dishes. Cost is $25. For more information, please call 321.951.9998.

Peter Pan – Cocoa Village Playhouse

As a part of their 19th season on Florida’s Space Coast, The Historic Cocoa Village Playhouse presents Peter Pan through special arrangement with Samuel French. SEASON TICKET INFORMATION: BROADWAY ON BREVARD SERIES (4 out of 5 Shows), Adult Season Ticket @ $84 per person; Student or Senior Citizen Season Ticket @ $76 per person; and Child (12 years and Under) Season Ticket @ $56 per person. For more information, call the Playhouse direct at 321.636.5050 or visit www.cocoavillageplayhouse.com.

Sweet Charity – Surfside Players

 Written by Neil Simon and originally choreographed by Bob Fosse, this is the story of Charity Hope Valentine, a dance hall hostess with her heart on her sleeve. She tries to live ‘hopefully ever after’ but somehow always ends up picking the wrong man. Memorable songs include: Big Spender, If My Friends Could See Me Now, The Rhythm of Life, Baby Dream Your Dreams, and many more. Directed by Heather McFarland. The Surfside Playhouse is located at 301 Ramp Road in Cocoa Beach. For tickets or more information, please call (321)783-3127 or visit the theatre’s official website.

Space Coast Light Fest

Wickham Park, 6500 Wickham Park Dr., Melbourne, will become a winter wonder land as this year’s  Space Coast Light Fest !  Featuring more than 2 million lights, this year’s light show will surely beckon those looking for a little holiday cheer. There will also be Santa and Mrs. Claus on hand as well as his sleigh and reindeer, toy soldiers, elves, circus animals, holiday trees and wreaths, tunnel of lights, and much more!

Cocoa’s Holiday on Ice – Outdoor Skating Rink

Come out and skate on the first ever outdoor ice skating rink in Downtown Cocoa Village! An ice skating experience like none other that is designed to create life time memories for families all over Central Florida. Admission is $7 and skate rental is $3. For more information on this event and others in the City of Cocoa, please contact the City of Cocoa Leisure Services at (321) 639-3500.

Downtown Produce Holiday Wine Tasting

Downtown Produce, 7865 Ellis Road, Melbourne, will host its annual holiday food and wine tasting event again this weekend. Popular amongst locals, the resident chefs hope to wow people with unexpected treats! Food sampling is free but for $5 one can receive a logo wine glass for tasting of more than a dozen wines! For more information, please call 321.308.0275.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

The Centre at Suntree Fall Festival

The Centre at Suntree Fall Festival is a FREE Festival with food samples from participating restaurants, clowns, face painting, jumping castle, Horse Sisters Hay Ride, Pony Lady Pony Rides, putting green and a chance to win prizes from each participating merchant. The Centre at Suntree is a plaza located at 6300 N. Wickham Road in Suntree, just north of the Pineda Causeway in Suntree. For more information see the event flyer.

Holiday Craft Fair – City of Palm Bay

The City of Palm Bay will hosts its Holiday Craft Fair at the Palm Bay Community Center, 1502 Port Malabar Blvd. so come out and purchase your holiday gifts before the last minute rush! For more information, please call (321) 952-3441. Admission is Free.

11th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting & Space Coast Boat Parade

The 11th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting and Space Coast Boat Parade in Cocoa Village’s beautiful RiverFront Park is a local favorite and is a tribute to the beautiful waterways that comprise Florida’s Space Coast! Family fun for all ages including Movie in the Park (“Christmas Shoes” is the feature film), kids crafts and games, food vendors, the ever popular Touch-A-Truck and a special visit from Santa! FREE Event. For more information, please call 321-639-3500 or email: ssenger@cocoafl.org

Vettes on the Avenue

 Hosted by Space Coast Corvette Club, Vettes on the Avenue will benefit Hacienda Girls Ranch. An open Corvette Show on New Haven Ave in Historic Downtown Melbourne. There will be door prizes, a silent auction, a 50/50 drawing and participant judging of cars. Showtime will be 7am – 4pm.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Muscular Dystrophy Association Benefit Softball Tournament

Hosted by the National Association of Letter Carriers Union Branch 1091, MDA Benefit Softball Tournament will be held at Chain of Lakes, Snowy Egret Drive, Titusville. All proceeds to go to the Muscular Distrophy Association. For more information email or go to www.spacecoastsports.com.

24th Annual Festival of Trees

 The Maxwell C. King Center, 3865 N. Wickham Rd. in Melbourne, will be filled with the sights and sounds of the holidays for the Junior League of South Brevard’s 24th Annual Festival of Trees, Brevard County’s premier holiday event.  A glittering array of professionally designed holiday trees and other displays, this event also features a Merry Marketplace, Santa’s Chances drawings, Rudolph’s Review entertainment area, the Reindeer Games children’s activity area, and the ever-popular Pictures with Santa. For more information or tickets, contact the King Center at 321.242.2219.






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