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Updated 7/19/19

Back To School Giveaway Event by the Supply Zone For Teachers!

The Supply Zone for Teachers will host the 17th Annual “Back To School Giveaway Event” at Clearlake Education Center in Cocoa on Saturday, July 27th from 9AM to 12Noon. Approximately 2500 children enrolled in the free or reduced lunch program will receive new back packs filled with school supplies! These children will also be given books, brief dental screenings and dental supplies, eye and diabetes screenings, gift certificates for haircuts, and other benefits. Additionally, there will be free games, STEM activites, and fun safety demonstrations. Families must have pre-registered for this event in order to participate – to register please call 321-633-3660 ext 301 for more information!

Heart Screenings for Youth Athletes in Brevard County!!

West Melbourne Youth Football is hosting heart screenings for all athletes in Brevard County at Max K. Rhodes Park football fields from 9AM to 2PM on July 27th. Just $20.00 for an EKG heart check and if you qualify for free/reduced lunches it’s FREE! just bring your paperwork, but you must pre-register at www.whoweplayfor.org/screening.

One Giant Leap: A Tribute to Apollo!

“One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” Those were Neil Armstrong’s famous first words upon setting foot on the lunar surface. The Space Coast Symphony Orchestra pays tribute to the courage and innovation of NASA engineers and the Apollo mission with One Giant Leap: A Tribute to Apollo at 7:00PM on Saturday, July 27th at the Scott Center for the Performing Arts at Holy Trinity Episopal Academy, 5625 Holy Trinity Drive in Suntree. The Space-themed concert commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing will feature several musical premiere’s including the Southeast US premiere of Composer Michael Daugherty’s To The New World, a three-movement work celebrating America’s lunar milestone. Composers Austin Wintory and Kevin Wilt will be in attendance to hear their works performed.

For more information please visit www.spacecoastsymphony.org.

College Students Save BIG at the Brevard Zoo & Treetop Trek!

There’s nothing quite like summer heat in Florida and the Brevard Zoo plans on heling its guests stay cool with Artic Blast Tuesdays! Every tuesday in July at 11:30 and 1:00PM the Zoo staff will place two or three 200-pound ice blocks in the paws on “play lagoon”, a shallow water play area. This activities is included in general Zoo admission.

This summer, college students are invited to make the most of their time off by saving big at Treetop Trek. Between June 1 and August 30, the nature-based attraction will offer 30% off the Canopy Walk, Challenge Reloaded, Black Diamond and Zip Only courses to all guests with a valid college student ID. This offer may not be combined with other discounts or promotions.

Brevard Zoo is home to more than 900 animals representing 195 species from all over the world. As a not-for-profit organization, it is a leader in the fields of animal wellness, education and conservation. More information is available at www.brevardzoo.org.

Treetop Trek features five aerial obstacle courses that whisk guests above parts of the Zoo and through lush Florida landscapes. More information is available at www.treetoptrek.com.

 

 

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 www.rollingreadersspacecoast.com 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 www.crittersavers.com

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 www.crittersavers.com 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 www.operationwarm.org.

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.