TOMORROW
    Thursday Jul 27 @ 8:30 AM
Market Research
Florida SBDC at Eastern Florida State College – July 27, 2017 - Market Research - How to collect and analyze the information needed to grow your business 8:30 – 10:30 am Location: EFSC Melbourne Campus, 3865 N Wickham Road, Bldg. 10 Room 206 Market research is the function that links the consumer, customer, and public to the small business owner. This information is used to identify and define marketing opportunities and problems; to generate, refine, and evaluate marketing actions; to monitor marketing performance; and to improve understanding of the marketing process. The steps associated with conducting both primary and secondary market research are reviewed along with how to make use of the information in both your marketing and business plans. Speaker is Martin Duffy, SBDC Director The program is NO Cost. Reservations are required. Call the FSBDC at 433-5570 or 433-5514 or register online: http://floridasbdc.org/get-training/
 
TOMORROW
    Thursday Jul 27 @ 6:30 PM
SOAK Families Applebees Meet Up
SOAK Supporting Our ASD Kids, Inc - Autism Organization – Please join us at Applebees in Melbourne - we will be on the patio. Food/drinks available for purchase (optional) Encouraging kids/teens to bring their digital devices or favorite games to play so they can interact with those who have similar interests. For questions contact 321-634-4464 soakfamilies@gmail.com http://soakfamilies.weebly.com/
 
UPCOMING
    Friday Jul 28 @ 8:00 AM
New Partner Orientation
Cocoa Beach Regional Chamber of Commerce – Joining the Cocoa Beach Regional Chamber was an important step for your business. Now, how do you make the most of your investment? Join us for Partner Orientation and learn about partner benefits and involvement opportunities from Chamber staff. You'll also learn how your business plays a role in the Chamber's mission of creating regional economic prosperity. Breakfast will be provided thanks to our sponsor! There is no cost to attend! Please RSVP to 321-459-2200 or register online at www.cocoabeachchamber.com.
 
UPCOMING
    Friday Jul 28 @ 2:00 PM
BA Family Event: Pool Day at PB Aquatic Center
Brevard Academy for Individual Excellence – BA families & friends are invited to gather weekly at open events around town. These events are open to anyone in the community, so please invite your friends! Join us for open swim at the Palm Bay Aquatic Center from 2:00-4:00 PM. Admission is $4 per person. As a reminder, our Friday family days are not drop-off events. Instead, we welcome a parent or guardian to join us in the fun!
 
UPCOMING
    Friday Jul 28 @ 6:00 PM
The Lego Movie - Free Movie in the Park
Movies in the Park - Brevard County Parks & Recreation – Join us for a FREE showing of The Lego Movie at Brevard County Wickham Park Pavilion! This month The Lego Movie - Free Movie in the Park is going to be better than ever! We have teamed up with United Way of Brevard to bring you a Summer Reading Event! There will be a book swap, Story Time, Scavenger Hunt, T-Shirt cannon, Food Trucks and The Lego Movie! We are excited to have members of the community join us for story time, come out and meet some amazing people who succeed with reading! Joining us will be Artists from Foosaner Art Museum, Wildlife experts from WILD Florida Rescue, our own wonderful director of Brevard County Parks & Recreation Department, the President of United Way of Brevard and more! To get ready for our event we have put together a Movies in the Park Summer Reading Challenge! Print the Reading Log, fill it out, and win a FREE Ice Cream Cup Cake from The Ice Cream Shoppe And Cafe, Inc when you bring it to the movie! We can't wait! July 28th 6pm-10pm Brevard County Wickham ParkPavilion! #BrevardParks #LegoMovie #MoviesinthePark This event is made possible by partnership with the United Way! Brought to you by Brevard County South Area Parks & Recreation, Brevard County Parks & Recreation Department
 
UPCOMING
    Friday Jul 28 @ 6:35 PM
Fun Friday
New Wave Gymnastics of West Melbourne, Florida – Kids can explore gymnastic events of choice in a fun & safe environment!
 
UPCOMING
    Saturday Jul 29 @ 9:00 AM
Back-To-School Bash
Once Upon a Child Melbourne – Stop in July 29th for our Back-to-School Bash! The first 50 kids will receive a FREE backpack with supplies AND from 2-5pm we will have pony rides, petting zoo, and snow cones!
 
UPCOMING
    Saturday Jul 29 @ 1:00 PM
Brevard Rocks! Painting Meetup and Charity Fundraiser.
Get Your Fun On – Hey, for all of you that participate in "Brevard Rocks" (https://www.facebook.com/groups/BrevardRocksFL) or want to know more about it, here is the perfect opportunity for you. Get Your Fun On and Famous Faces and Funnies will be hosting an event at which you can paint rocks, socialize, and even get in a board game or two. We will be providing rocks, paint, and brushes. There is no set fee. This is a fundraiser so we ask that you have fun and give what you can. Every penny given will go to buy gas cards which will be given to Gene Ledford to provide transportation to and from the hospital for his son. Gene's son Caleb came home from a day at the lake with friends with "bruised ribs" on Saturday, July 8th. Long story short, Tuesday's trip to the clinic, then ER resulted in finding the rib had been broken, punctured his pulmonary sac, filling it with 700cc of blood and partially collapsing the lung. The surgery on Wednesday revealed that the rib broke due to being compromised by bone cancer and large tumor on the ribs. On July 13th, Caleb turned 15 and had a chemo port put in. He is facing 48 weeks of treatments on a 2 week cycle. One week is a quick trip but the other involves a 5 day hospital stay. So he will be spending 5 out of 14 days in the hospital for almost the next year. The doctors are very optimistic about his treatment and have called the boating incident a blessing which allowed them to catch the cancer in time for full recovery. We are looking forward to a fun day and hope to see you there. We'll be hosting raffles for some cool games and awesome art by local artist Tina Morgan!
 
UPCOMING
    Saturday Jul 29 @ 5:00 PM
Salamander Saturday
Brevard American Association of Zoo Keepers – Come on down, get some tasty food, and bring your reusable chopsticks! (Did you know that the disposable chopstick industry makes severe impacts on salamander habitat?) 20% of event food purchases come back to Brevard AAZK, which we will use to support the Foundation for the Conservation of Salamanders. ***You must present a paper or digital flyer with Panda Express logo for us to get the funds.*** Don't have your own reusable chopsticks? We'll have some for sale, complete with a hand crafted carrying case! www.chopsticksforsalamanders.org
 
UPCOMING
    Saturday Jul 29 @ 6:00 PM
Jerry Zee & Company - "Live"
El Sombrero Mexican Cuisine – Jerry Zee will perform jazz, latin jazz, blues. Time: 6-9pm Jerry is a veteran Singer and Guitarist from up state NY.
 
UPCOMING
    Tuesday Aug 1 @ 8:00 AM
August Small Business Council Meeting
Melbourne Regional Chamber – Start Your Business Day With Us - The 5-Star Business Chamber! Join the Melbourne Regional Chamber's Small Business Council for its monthly meeting and Networking Event! Designed for organizations under 50 employees, this event provides an opportunity for Chamber Members to network, share information, and gather the resources they need to improve, grow, and flourish. Our Speaker will be Kyle Graham with Millefiori Medical Skin Rejuvenation. Topic is "Who is your Customer, a CRM Solution." Sponsor is Jonathan Reed with Strategy First, LLC. As always, we will be drawing business cards for giveaways so please bring a giveaway from your business ~ the most effective form of advertising is word-of-mouth! Complimentary with Chamber Membership | $25 for Non-Members
 
UPCOMING
    Tuesday Aug 1 @ 11:00 AM
The Corner Piece (Parents and Children Welcome)
The Scott Center for Autism Treatment – Our mission is to offer parents of children with autism a place to feel a sense of community, the ability to discuss challenges and solutions in raising their children, and awareness of resources in the Melbourne/Brevard County area. Please join us at the Scott Center each Tuesday at 11:00am to meet other parents and share stories of the challenges and the triumphs of raising a child with a developmental disability. Children are welcome to accompany their parents. Refreshments will be served. For more information, contact us at thescottcenter@fit.edu.
 
UPCOMING
    Tuesday Aug 1 @ 5:00 PM
Open House Aug. 1: The Viera Studio for the Performing Arts!
The Viera Studio for the Performing Arts – EXPRESS yourself! If you or your child like to sing, dance, act or otherwise embrace yourself through artistic expression, The Viera Studio for the Performing Arts is the place for you! All are welcome to visit the studio during our two August open houses to learn more and register for our classes, workshops, private coaching and more that we offer for kids as young as 3 through adults. Our staff, students and our studio parents will be on hand to help answer questions and make you feel at home in their second home. Classes resume Aug. 14 and continue through May. OPEN HOUSES - WHEN: Tuesday, Aug. 1 and Monday, Aug. 7, 5-7 p.m. - WHERE: 3270 Suntree Blvd. Suite 1113, Melbourne, FL 32940 - CONTACT US: thevierastudio.com, thevierastudio@gmail.com, 321-426-8339
 
UPCOMING
    Wednesday Aug 2 @ 10:30 AM
Learn how to use your Gmail account.
Computer Tutor – This is a group class on Gmail and how to use the Gmail email viewing APP on your cell phone, tablet, PC or Mac. Attendees are encouraged to bring their devices to class to follow along with the lesson. Class time will NOT be used to address your personal concerns about your personal email account, or your personally owned device; however, you are encouraged to remain after class to schedule a private tutoring sessions where you questions can be answered with our instructor. MUST CLASS SEATING IS LIMITED: 321-431-3866
 
UPCOMING
    Wednesday Aug 2 @ 5:30 PM
Wednesday Friendsday hosted by Comfort Inn & Suites
Cocoa Beach Regional Chamber of Commerce – Join us August 2nd at Comfort Inn & Suites Resort, from 5:30-7:30PM! Wednesday Friendsday events are for professionals of all industries and career levels interested in expanding their network & creating new business opportunities. Wednesday Friendsday takes place once a month, averaging 150-250 people in attendance. The event allows Chamber partners & guests a chance to foster new professional connections in a relaxed atmosphere conducive to business & social networking. Interested in attending? $10 for CBRCC Partners Non-Chamber Partners, contact us at 321-459-2200 or message us!
 
UPCOMING
    Wednesday Aug 2 @ 6:00 PM
Marvel Legendary Tournament.
Get Your Fun On – Marvel Legendary Tournament! Play fun games! Win cool prizes! Join us Wenesday August 2nd evening from 6-9pm for a Marvel Legendary Torunament! Minimum players needed 5 Maximum players 10 Entry Fee $4 You dont need to bring anything. Just join us for the fun. You will at least win an exclusive alternate art sceme card just for playing. There will be a mat and rare foils for the winners. Spots are limited. Visit the shop to lock your spot now!
 
UPCOMING
    Thursday Aug 3 @ 7:00 AM
August Business Breakfast
Melbourne Regional Chamber – Join local business owners and community leaders at this monthly program and enjoy a delicious hot buffet style breakfast. RSVP by Monday, July 31st, for early-bird price! http://bit.ly/2r964YC Each month features a pertinent keynote speaker and introduces the newest members that have joined the Melbourne Regional Chamber. This month's breakfast is presented by ERC. Keynote Speaker is Duane De Freeze, Ph.D., Executive Director, IRL Council & Indian River Lagoon National Estuary Program. The Topic is: Indian River Lagoon Restoration: A Call for "All Hands On Deck". Awards are presented to our long-time Diamond members, the Better Business of the month, Ambassador of the month and the top Brevard County high school students or community volunteers. Network before and after the breakfast with corporate and civic leaders, small business owners and other key business representatives from the local area.
 
UPCOMING
    Thursday Aug 3 @ 6:30 PM
Meditation in Cocoa
Vajrapani Kadampa Buddhist Center – Enjoy a guided breathing meditation to help reduce your daily stress and anxiety and a short teaching on how to use meditation practice to live with more peace, compassion and wisdom. We are requesting a $5 donation for this meditation class. Open to everyone; just drop in. Sponsored by Vajrapani Kadampa Buddhist Center.
 
UPCOMING
    Friday Aug 4 @ 9:00 AM
Work for Yourself@50+ August Workshop - weVENTURE
weVENTURE – ARE YOU 50+ AND TRANSITIONING TO ENTREPRENEURSHIP? If so, weVENTURE, in coordination with The AARP Foundation, can help you understand what you need to know at one of our FREE workshops. WHO SHOULD ATTEND? Individuals age 50 and over who may be considering transitioning from full-time employment, self-employment, and supplemental income options. Workshops cover basic introduction to entrepreneurship, 5 steps you can take, and how to get started. TO REGISTER: 888-339-5617 Work for Yourself@50+ is made possible in part through a grant from The Hartford.
 
UPCOMING
    Saturday Aug 5 @ 10:00 AM
Hop Back to School
Brevard American Association of Zoo Keepers – The Brevard American Association of Zookeepers invites you to leap into the school year with a slimy celebration! Meet frogs and toads, play amphibian-themed games, get your face painted and enter a coloring contest. We’ll be collecting donations for SAVE THE FROGS!, so bring your spare change! Included with Zoo admission.