Car auction for Brevard Zoo, jazz on Merritt Island


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Hot Wheels Auctioned for a Good Cause: Brevard Zoo Aquarium

Online and telephone auctions begin July 6 for the rare 1968 Chevrolet Chevelle L89 that will be auctioned off to benefit Brevard Zoo’s aquarium, conservation and education programs.

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

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

To view the car, visit Register to bid at

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From banal to magic:An art exhibit at the Fifth Avenue Art Gallery showcases the creative process

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

rock concerts

The 12-piece Rock & Roll Revue from the Melbourne Municipal Band will perform a ‘Rockin’ July’ concert of 50s and 60s goodies at 2 p.m. on July 10 at Trinity Wellsprings Church, 638 S. Patrick Drive, Satellite Beach . Although admission is free, a goodwill offering is appreciated.

The band features an eight-piece combo, vocalist Len Fallen and the Swingtimers Vocal Trio of Connie Maltby, Diana Sageser and Dave Hutson. Call 724-0555 or visit for details.

Meet the author

Brevard author Julio Torres will discuss his books “My Twisted Summer,” “Blueberries and Coffee” and “Forces” at the Melbourne Public Library, 540 E. Fee Ave., July 8 at 10 a.m. The hour-long event will explain the writing process and include readings from each book. Call 321-952-4514.

Flick-N-Float ‘Luca’:

Watch the movie ‘Luca’ (PG) from the pool at McLarty Park Aquatic Center, 790 Barton Blvd., Rockledge, Friday, July 8. Swimming starts at 6 p.m. and the movie starts at 9 p.m. The cost of swimming is $4. , and the movie can be viewed for free whether you’re in the pool or on the lawn. Bring lawn chairs or blankets. No exterior flotation devices are permitted, but tubes will be provided. The event may be canceled in case of bad weather. Call 321-633-1874 or visit

Artist Jaymee Weinreich will be giving painting lessons this summer at Cocoa Beach Studios.

Painting workshops planned in Cocoa Beach

Get into a painting beat in air-conditioned comfort with July’s Art Workshops at Studios of Cocoa Beach, 165 Minuteman Causeway.

During “Painting Florida with Acrylics,” instructor Jaymee Weinreich will guide students through a four-session “Painting Florida with Acrylics” suitable for beginners and experienced painters alike.

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

For a shorter excursion into the world of painting, Weinreich has the answer with a “Morning Surfer” Painting Party from 6-8 p.m., Friday, July 8.

No artistic experience is necessary, as Weinreich will guide participants through the use of acrylic paints, helping them mix colors to create a composition of clouds and waves.

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

The fee for the evening is $45; materials are included.

Weinreich, who holds a BFA from Florida International University and has been a professional artist for a quarter of a century, is an experienced instructor in a number of different mediums.

For more information, call or text 321-588-3352. To register, visit

Improv Show at Surfside in Cocoa Beach

In homage to the hit movies of the summer, 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 show, and more, including the ability for the audience to help players act dumber than normal.

The one-time show is at 8 p.m., Saturday, July 9, at the Playhouse, 301 Ramp Rd., Cocoa Beach.

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

Jazz Concert on Merritt Island

Space Coast native Daniel Tenbusch and his band are the featured performers at the next Space Coast Jazz Society concert at 2 p.m., Sunday, July 10, at the Veterans’ Memorial Center, 400 S. Sykes Creek Parkway, Merritt Island.

Tenbusch holds a Bachelor of Music degree with an emphasis 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 will be 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 are admitted free.

The public is encouraged to bring their own food and drink, as tables will be provided. To learn more, check out or visit

Suppliers Wanted for Moonlight Yoga Event

Vendors, especially of health-related products, are urged to register for Melbourne’s first moonlit yoga event on Friday August 12 at the Front Street Civic Center

The full moon will be out and the Melbourne Parks and Recreation Department is hosting a fun, free evening with yoga for all abilities in mind.

Seller fee is $20. To register, contact Recreation Superintendent Kurt Bienias at 321-608-7420.

Airplane breakfast in Titusville

The Valiant Air Command Warbird Air Museum will be hosting a Fly-in/Drive-In Breakfast from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., Saturday, July 9, at the museum’s Vietnam Hanger, 6600 Tico Road, Titusville.

The cost of $12 and includes admission to the museum, which is until 5 p.m. See or call 321-268-1941 for details.

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