Car auction for Brevard Zoo, Jazz on Merritt Island


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Hot wheels auctioned off for a cool cause: Brevard Zoo’s aquarium

Online and telephone bidding begins July 6 for the rare 1968 L89 Chevrolet Chevelle, which will be auctioned to benefit Brevard Zoo’s aquarium, conservation and education programs.

The V-8 vehicle, Matador Red, originally one of seven and now the last of its kind known to exist, will be auctioned off in person at the Orange County Convention Center on Saturday, July 9th. The car was the subject of cover stories in Muscle Car Review and other publications.

“Matthew and Laura Nicoletti generously offered to donate the proceeds of the auction to support the Our Legacy campaign,” said Keith Winsten, the zoo’s executive director. “The donation will go directly to the zoo’s animal health, conservation and education programs, as well as the construction of our future aquarium and conservation center.”

To see the car, visit Register to bid at

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From banal to magical:The art exhibition at the Fifth Avenue Art Gallery showcases the creative process

Connie Maltby, Diana Sageser and Dave Hutson, aka The Swingtimers Vocal Trio, perform with the 22-piece Melbourne Municipal Band swingtime ensemble on July 10 at 2pm at Trinity Wellsprings Church, 638 S. Patrick Drive, Satellite Beach, on.

Rock concert

The 12-piece rock & roll revue ensemble The Melbourne Municipal Band will perform a “Rockin’ July” concert with treats on July 10th at 2pm at Trinity Wellsprings Church, 638 S. Patrick Drive, Satellite Beach present in the 50s and 60s. Although admission is free, a goodwill donation is appreciated.

The group consists of an eight-piece combo, vocalist Len Fallen and the Swingtimers vocal trio consisting of Connie Maltby, Diana Sageser and Dave Hutson. Call 724-0555 or visit us for more details.

Get to know the author

Brevard author Julio Torres will talk about his books My Twisted Summer, Blueberries and Coffee and Forces on July 8 at 10am at the Melbourne Public Library, 540 E. Fee Ave. The writing process and include readings from every book. Call 321-952-4514.

Flick-N-Float ‘Luca’:

On Friday, July 8th, see the movie “Luca” (PG) in the pool at McLarty Park Aquatic Center, 790 Barton Blvd., Rockledge. The swim starts at 6:00 p.m. and the film starts at 9:00 p.m. The cost of swimming is $4, and the movie is free to watch whether you’re in the pool or on the lawn. Bring beach chairs or blankets. Outside flotation devices are not allowed, but tubes are provided. In the event of bad weather, the event can be cancelled. Call 321-633-1874 or visit us

Artist Jaymee Weinreich will be teaching painting classes at the Studios of Cocoa Beach this summer.

Painting workshops planned in Cocoa Beach

Get into a painting groove in air-conditioned comfort with art workshops in July at the Studios of Cocoa Beach, 165 Minuteman Causeway.

During Painting Florida in Acrylics, instructor Jaymee Weinreich will guide students through a four-day Painting Florida in Acrylics, suitable for both novice and experienced painters.

Weinreich will discuss techniques for painting the sky, clouds, and waves, with a focus on mixing colors, blending, and creating dimensions, all with the goal of creating a finished work of art.

For a shorter foray into the world of painting, Weinreich has the answer with a “Morning Surfer” painting party from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, July 8.

No art experience is required as Weinreich guides participants through the use of acrylic paints and helps them mix colors to create a composition of clouds and waves.

The result is a finished work of art, ready to go home.

The evening fee is $45; Materials are included.

Weinreich, who holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Florida International University and has been a professional artist for a quarter century, is an experienced educator across a range of media.

For information, call or text 321-588-3352. To sign up, visit

Improv show at Surfside in Cocoa Beach

In homage to blockbuster summer movies, Surfside Playhouse presents Improvnado 3: The Somewhat-Less-Than-Perfect Storm, the latest production from the Fearless Improv Brigade.

The show features an impromptu summer extravaganza and more, including a chance for audience members to help players act sillier than normal.

The one-show run will take place on Saturday, July 9 at 8 p.m. at the Playhouse, 301 Ramp Rd., Cocoa Beach.

Buy the $15 tickets at or call 321-258-2185.

Jazz concert on Merritt Island

Space Coast native Daniel Tenbusch and his group star at the upcoming Space Coast Jazz Society concert at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, July 10 at the Veterans’ Memorial Center, 400 S. Sykes Creek Parkway, Merritt Island .

Tenbusch holds a bachelor’s degree in music with a concentration in jazz piano performance from Florida State University. He has performed extensively in New Orleans as well as aboard Royal Caribbean cruise ships. Joining Tenbusch on stage are Ashton Bailey-Gould on drums and Thomas Milovac on bass.

Admission is $10 at the door for Jazz Society and Veterans’ Memorial Center members and $15 for guests. Students under the age of 25 have free admission.

Audiences are encouraged to bring their own food and drinks as tables will be provided. For more information, see or visit

Vendor required for Moonlight Yoga event

Vendors, particularly of health-related products, are invited to register for the City of Melbourne’s First Moonlight Yoga event on Friday, August 12 at the Front Street Civic Center

The full moon is out and Melbourne’s Parks and Recreation Department is organizing a fun and free evening of yoga for all levels.

The seller fee is $20. To register, contact Recreation Director Kurt Bienias at 321-608-7420.

Fly-in breakfast in Titusville

The Valiant Air Command Warbird Air Museum is hosting a fly-in/drive-in breakfast on Saturday, July 9 from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at the Museum’s Vietnam Hangar, 6600 Tico Road, Titusville.

It costs $12 and includes admission to the museum, which is open until 5 p.m or call 321-268-1941 for more information.

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