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Updated 1/18/19

Candlelighter’s Of Brevard’s 17th Annual Have A Heart Valentine’s Day Extravaganza!

The Beach Proudly supports Candlelighters of Brevard’s 17th Annual Have A Heart Valentine’s Day Extravaganza! Saturday, February 9th at the Hilton Melbourne Rialto. The highlight of the event is the thrilling car giveaway and this year it’s a 2019 Hyundai Kona donated by Brevard County Hyundai Dealers.

Join Candlelighters of Brevard as they pay tribute to the final Have-A-Heart Valentine’s Extravaganza. The organization will be retiring the annual HAH Gala in order to make room for new vision, expansion and growth starting in 2020. The Candlelighters’ Board and Executive Staff look forward to sharing more information about the new event replacing Have-A-Heart that will celebrate their courageous children while providing sponsors, donors and volunteers with the best possible event experience.

More details to be shared in 2019 and beyond! Don’t miss being part of this historical night in retiring a 17-year tradition!  Sponsorships will be limited, so be sure to reserve yours today. Visit their event web page at Or visit their website at

Point In Time Count Needs Volunteers!

The Brevard Homeless Coalition will be conducting their annual Point In Time Count on January 28th througout the entire county. An accurate Point IN Time Count is important for federal, state, and local Agencies’ planning and decision making. The Goal of the Brevard Homeless Coalition is to end all Homelessness by 2020. They are beginning to see an increase in homelessness due to the lack of addordable housing in our community.

They are in need of volunteers to conduct survey’s on this day and coordinate donaations of socks, hygine products and other items such as bus passes to hand out to the homeless during the count. If you are interested please contact Volunteers of America Florida at 321-806-2669. Drop off centers for donations include Volunteers of America’s offices of Palm Bay or Cocoa, Central Brevard Sharing Center and South Brevard Sharing Center.

If you’d like to make a difference and join please call 806-2669.

An Evening With Jeffrey Wands and GFWC Melbourne Woman’s Club!

GFWC Melbourne Woman’s Club presents an Evening With Jeffrey Wands! Mr. Wands is an internationally acclaimed medium who has appeared on the Today Show,, Maury, Extreme Makeover Home Edition, and A&E’s “We See Dead People.” He is the author of six books and his experience with getting in touch with the great beyond goes back to age six. Jeffrey’s personal appearances sell out quickly!

Jeffrey will read members of the audiencce in a gallery setting and then take questions from the audience regarding loved ones who have passed. He broadcasts live on the internet on Sunday evenings at WALK 97.5 FM in NY. One free private reading with Jeffrey Wands will be given away and refreshments will be provided.

The cost to attend is $35.00 and tickets are available on or by phoning Marion at 321794-8901. All proceeds from this event will go to their charities such as Canine Companions, Operation Smile, The Green Gables Home, and Hacienda Girls’ Ranch.

23rd Annual Homeless & In-Need Veteran Stand Down

On January 26th from 8am to 3pm at the National Guard Amory at 308 N. Fiske Ave. Cocoa. Vet’s are invited to take advantage of all the “free services” offered including medical housing assistance and legal, free bus service provided by SCAT



Reoccurring Events

Food pantries and sharing centers are in DIRE need of food!

The Salvation Army Food Pantry, The Sharing Center of Central Brevard, and the North Brevard Charities Sharing Center are ALL in DIRE NEED of non-perishable food donations!

Donations like: peanut butter, pasta, rice, soup, sauce, canned veggies and fruits, dry milk, and cereal are needed.

Donation locations:

  • North Brevard Charities Sharing Center – 4475 S. Hopkins Ave., Titusville: 321-269-6555
  • Salvation Army Food Pantry – 1080 Hickory St., Cocoa: 321-724-0494
  • Sharing Center of Central Brevard – 113 Aurora St., Cocoa: 321-631-0306

Rolling Readers Space Coast Needs Volunteers

Do you love to read? Do you love children? Can you give a gift of your time (30 minutes to one hour) every week during the school year? If you can, you can be that person that makes all the difference in a child’s life. Rolling Readers Space Coast is seeking volunteers for three unique literacy programs in Brevard County Elementary Schools and we know one of them is just right for you. Volunteer now…Check ou the website at or call 321-254-9976.

Brevard literacy Volunteers

Volunteers challenge illiteracy while strengthening our economy and saving taxpayer money. Donate your time or money to help change a life. Call to volunteer or donate at 917-8952.

Grant Funded Spay/Neuter Service is Now Available

Brevard County Animal Services and enforcement and the Central Brevard Human Society have partnered to provide a Grant funded program for all of the country residents which will enable them to have their felines spayed and neutered for only $20. Call 636-3343 or visit

Central Brevard Humane Society is in Desperate Need of Operational Items

Purina Kitten Chow, Dry Dog and Cat Food, Scoop able litter, Cotton balls, Q-Tips, Blankets, Sheets, Towel and Lawn Equipment. (Specifically, a Chainsaw and Weed Eater.) All donated Items can be brought to the Human Society at 1020 Cox Road, Cocoa, 7 days a week and after 11am. Call 636-3343, or visit for more information.

117 Sunday Bingo with the American Legion Auxiliary 117

(Behind Dunkin Donuts- Palm Bay)Begins at 1p. Doors open at Noon. Paper cards and dobbers sold. Food available for purchase.

Donate to “Operation Warm”

Did you know that there are children right here Brevard that are living below the “Poverty Line”, forcing parents to make drastic decisions between food-shelter and clothing! Join 98.5 The Beach by donating to Operation Warm to help provide new winter coats to children right here in Brevard County. visit

Brevard Farmers Market – Every Thursday!

Brevard County Parks & Recreation along with the UF Brevard County Extension Service host “The Brevard County Farmer’s Market” every Thursday starting at 3pm at the Wickham Pavillion. The Farmer’s Market features fresh produce and products from local Growers and Producers. Call 633-1702 ext 238 for more information.

Serene Harbor Domestic Violence Center is in Need of Donations!

The Serene Harbor Domestic Violence Center pantry is in need of food donations. If you are able to donate canned food or dry goods please call 726-8282

Women’s Center of Brevard – Bingo Every Thursday!

Women’s Center of Brevard Bingo is located at 2204 Front Street across from the Charthouse every Thursday at 11am. Free refreshments and pastries from Panera Bread.