Art celebration in Titusville, organ concert in Suntree, wine dinners

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Titusville Art Gallery Celebrates Endless Summer

Summer never ends at the Titusville Downtown Art Gallery, hosting the Endless Summer Soiree from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, August 26.

Meet the artists at the gallery at 335 S. Washington Ave., where this month’s focus is on Terrence Cope and his stunning “Endless Summer Surfers” series of paintings and sketches. Relax and unwind while enjoying works by 20 local artists depicting Florida beaches, birds, sea turtles, manatees and more. Cope will be on hand with a live painting and sketching demonstration.

Beat the heat with refreshing tastings of summer beer, watermelon wine spritzers, and delicious chilled summer bites all evening while you’re inspired by Florida art, including paintings, photography, basketry and gourds, pottery, jewelry and more!

Everyone is welcome, no participation fee. Call 321-268-0122 or visit

Alfie Silva: Unplugged Impressions

Famous impressionist Alfie Silva, known for his impressions of Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Elvis Presley, Tom Jones, Johnny Cash and others, will perform at Tangiers, 4500 Dixie Highway, Unit 1A, Palm Bay. Performances at the Vegas-style entertainment venue will be at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, August 26 and 27, and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, August 28. Tickets start at $41. Call 321-327-8759 or visit

Pipe organ concert planned at Suntree

Advent Lutheran Church’s impressive pipe organ will be put through its paces at a free concert at 3 p.m. on Sunday, August 28, at 7550 N. Wickham Road in Suntree.

Guest organist Dr. Samuel Blackman will play the 2,196-pipe AE Schlueter organ at the church’s first concert of the 2022-22 season, performing a program of diverse works.

Audiences will hear classical works by Elgar and JS Bach, in addition to several arrangements by Backman. These styles include “English Folk Song Suite” by Vaughan Williams, “Litany for All Souls” by Schubert, and four dances from “Terpsichore” by Michael Praetorius. Backman’s arrangement of John Philip Sousa’s rousing march “The Washington Post” will serve as the program’s finale.

Director of Sacred Music at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Backman presides over a multifaceted music program on three campuses, serving as principal organist and conductor of the Holy Cross Choir, St. Helena Singers and the Tenebrae Choir.

For more information about the pipe organ concert, visit or call 321-259-8515.

Back to school carnival

Help get your kids back to school with a carnival at the Eddie Lee Taylor Sr. Community Center in Melbourne.

The family event will take place at the Eddie Lee Taylor Sr. Community Centre, 3316 S. Monroe Street, Melbourne, on Saturday, August 27 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. It will include refreshments and activities such as ring toss, obstacle course. , dunk tank, sack race, bounce house, selfie station, info stations, competitive games, contests, shave ice, police demos, popcorn, face painting, free hot dogs, truck displays and more. Free entry. Call 321-608-7450 or visit

Still playing

  • “The SpongeBob SquarePants Musical”: The show runs at the Titusville Playhouse, 301 Julia Street, through August 28. Adapted from the Iconic Nickelodeon series, this musical has SpongeBob, Patrick, Sandy, Squidward and all of Bikini Bottom facing annihilation, until an unexpected hero rises. Tickets start at $27. Call 321-268-1125 or visit
  • “Murderers”: Melbourne Civic Theatre, 817 E. Strawbridge Ave., presents the musical until 9/11. The musical explores the dark side of the American experience through the lives of the nine people who assassinated or attempted to assassinate the President of the United States, from John Wilkes Booth to Lee Harvey Oswald. Tickets are $30. Call 321-723-6935 or visit

Melbourne Yacht Club turns 75

The Melbourne Yacht Club, a mainstay of the regional sailing community, is celebrating its 75th anniversary with a Kockpit Krawl from 6-8pm, Saturday August 27. The public is invited to attend this free event, which will take place at the MYC Clubhouse and on the water at its docks. The Club is located on the south side of Melbourne Harbor on Crane Creek, just off US 1.

The “Kockpit Krawl” will feature MYC member boats. Guests are invited to stroll the quays, learn about the features and amenities of the boats, and meet their captains and crews. Sailors and non-sailors will be able to ask questions about boats and navigation in general.

About 150 families belong to MYC and enjoy the camaraderie of the sailing community, whether they own boats or not. All members have access to a fleet of Collegiate 420, Sunfish and Lasers sailboats for personal use. MYC is also a resource for the community, offering sailing lessons for children and teenagers aged 9-17 and adults. Classes are open to the public.

Additional information on the MYC racing, regatta and social calendar can be found at

Satellite Beach Baking Academy offers a class in classic cakes

You can have your cake and eat it too at the Florida Academy of Baking, 1370 State Road. A1A, Suite E, Satellite Beach, where a five-week Classic Cake Course is held from 6-9 p.m., Thursdays, September 1, 8, 15, 22, 29.

Participants will master five classic cakes with free frostings, receive an offbeat spatula to take home, and of course, all the recipes written with variations so they can recreate these delicious cakes for years to come. And, yes, they can take home the cakes they bake. The course includes Black Magic Cake, Triple Vanilla Molly Cake, Hummingbird Cake, Red Velvet Cake, and Boston Cream Pie Cake. Individual cake courses are $149 and the five course set is $596. Sign up at or 321-622-6185.

Café Margaux, Green Turtle and Pompano Grill organize wine dinners

Wine and food are good at local restaurants hosting wine dinners in the coming days.

It’s off to Greece Cafe Margaux. The Cocoa Village restaurant at 220 Brevard Ave. will host a Greek Wine Dinner at 6:30 p.m., Thursday and Friday, September 1 and 2. The event features producers from Santorini, Crete, Macedonia and Naoussa, Sigalas, Douloufakis, Alpha Estate, Ktma Kir Yianni and Karydas.

The six-course menu begins with chicken, lemon and egg soup, followed by a three-lentil salad on baby red romaine. Glyfada shrimp with feta, retsine, garlic, shallots and lemon continues the feast. You can’t have a Greek dinner without lamb, so the menu also includes oregano roast lamb with eggplant pancakes. A course of Mizithra Greek Whey Cheese kicks off the toasted almond cake dessert.

The cost is $135 per person. Book at 321-639-8343. For the full menu, visit

Ole & Obrigado, importer of artisanal wines from Spain and Portugal, will provide the selections for green turtle market Dinner with wines from the Iberian Peninsula, scheduled for 7 p.m. on Friday, August 26.

On the menu, a cold gazpacho with ajo blanco, a corvina sprinkled with porcini mushrooms on a tomato compote, an Andalusian rabbit leg on Valencian rice with saffron, a “secret cut” of grilled Iberian pork with a croquette flavored with truffles and a burnt Basque cheesecake with candied quince.

The price is $110 per guest and includes a $10 credit towards the purchase of the wines presented that evening. Book at 321-773-2001. The Green Turtle Market is located at 855 E. Eau Gallie Blvd., Indian Harbor Beach. Visit

Pompano Grill, 110 N. Brevard Ave., Cocoa Beach, will be hosting a “Night in Italy” at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, August 31. Brandon Whitmore will present a selection of Italian wines from Winebow, paired with chef Ricardo Molinari’s menu, which begins with mushroom ravioli and continues with red snapper in a fennel tomato broth. For the third course, it’s veal bolognese alla Molinari with fresh pappardelle pasta. Prime rib with rosemary polenta and classic tiramisu complete the five-course dinner. The cost is $125 per person. Call 321-784-9005 or visit

Food Truck Friday at Rockledge

The Town of Rockledge will host Food Truck Friday from 4:30-7:30 p.m., August 26 at Rockledge Town Hall. Check for current participating food trucks. Call 321-221-7540 for details.

Weavers and fiber artists meet on Merritt Island

The public is invited to the next Space Coast Weavers and Fiber Artists meeting at 10 a.m., Saturday, August 27, at the Merritt Island Public Library, 1195 N. Courtenay Parkway. In addition to putting on a fiber demo, members will also be showcasing fiber art they created using the bag of miscellaneous supplies given to them in June. The results are always amazing. Since 1983, SCW&FA has been Brevard’s essential group for the textile arts. The guild helps fiber artists, beginners or advanced, learn through workshops and the informal exchange of ideas. They also work to educate the public about fiber arts. For more information, call 321-266-1610.

The Central Brevard Art Association awards a scholarship

Each spring, the Central Brevard Art Association awards a scholarship to a deserving Central Brevard County high school student. This year’s recipient is Carley Fernandez of Viera High School.

Cocoa Beach Studios and Ridley’s Custom Framing in Palm Bay have teamed up to present an exhibition of Carley’s work. A selection of his work, professionally curated by Ridley’s, is on display through August 31 at The Studios Gallery, 159 Minuteman Causeway in downtown Cocoa Beach.

Carley’s two-dimensional designs often begin with a digital image, which is enhanced with alcohol ink pens or acrylic paint. She is enrolled to begin studies at Savannah College of Art and Design in the fall where she plans to major in illustration with a minor in fine art or art history.

For more information, see

Warbird Air Museum opens early for Artemis launch

The Valiant Air Command Warbird Museum, located at 6600 Tico Road, Space Coast Regional Airport in Titusville, will open at 8 a.m. on August 29.

Visitors to the Warbird Air Museum on Monday, August 29 should get a great view of the scheduled launch of Artemis, which is scheduled to launch at 8:33 a.m. that morning. In support of the launch, the museum will open at 8 a.m. and remain open until 5 p.m. To learn more about the museum, located at 6600 Tico Road at the Space Coast Regional Airport in Titusville, visit

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Elisha A. Tilghman