Titusville Gallery Anniversary, Rockledge food trucks

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The Brevard Youth Chorus auditions will take place at Suntree

Brevard Youth Chorus will be holding auditions for singers in grades 4-10 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, September 24, at Suntree’s Advent Lutheran Church, 7550 N. Wickham Road.

Membership in the nonprofit choir is open to public, private, charter, and home school students. Both boys and girls are encouraged to audition, with Thursday night rehearsals beginning September 29.

Beth Green, recently appointed artistic director of the Chorus, has taught elementary school music for more than a decade. She received the Teacher of the Year award and earned the prestigious Music Demonstrator School title twice during her career as an Audubon Elementary Music Specialist. She has worked with school, church and community choirs of all ages and currently directs the Indialantic Chamber Singers.

“After the new members audition, we will start rehearsing on Thursday nights for our holiday schedule,” she said. “Along the way, we will ensure that young people work on their musical fundamentals and have a meaningful and fun experience.”

For more information or for an audition appointment time, contact Green at BrevardYouthChorus@gmail.com or by calling 321-610-8731.

Ties, tails, tango event at Cocoa Village to benefit Furever Home Rescue

Cocoa Village businesses Tango & Ties and Tails at the Barkery are orchestrating a “Tango for Tails” event from 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, September 27 at The Black Tulip Restaurant, 207 Brevard Ave., Cocoa Village.

The fundraiser will benefit Furever Home Animal Rescue, a non-profit organization whose mission is to help homeless and neglected animals find new loving homes while striving to educate and inform the community. on responsible animal ownership.

Guests can enjoy a four-course dinner accompanied by wine, as well as an Argentine tango show.

The cost is $85 per person. Book at 321-631-1133.

Green Gables in Melbourne hosts the Harvest Festival

Celebrate fall at the fifth annual Green Gables Harvest Festival from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, September 24, at the historic farmhouse at 1501 S. Harbor City Blvd.

Park in the nearby Reflections building and browse the crafts for sale, from homemade pastries and jams to plants and jewelry. Food trucks will also be present.

The event also includes entertainment and tours of the house. New this year is a Resale Bazaar for anyone looking to buy – or sell – anything.

For more information, visit greengables.org or call 321-794-8901.

Cocoa Village is hosting a Harvest Moon Sip & Stroll shopping event

Celebrate the changing of the seasons with “Under the Harvest Moon Sip & Stroll,” presented by Historic Cocoa Village Main Street from 5-9 p.m. Saturday, September 24. Welcome fall in style with wine tastings, appetizers and shopping deals.

Do you prefer beer? No problem, since the event also offers beer tastings.

Tickets, costing $30, include a commemorative wine glass, shopping bag and a map of participating merchants. Purchasing tickets automatically enters guests into a raffle for one of four Village Bucks prizes. In addition, for each of the Treasure Zone businesses visited, participants have the chance to win the Treasure Zone Village Bucks prize of $100.

For more information or to buy tickets, go to Visit CocoaVillage.com.

More drinks, more shopping in downtown Melbourne

Downtown Melbourne is also offering a special sip-and-hop event, this one from 5-8 p.m. on Thursday, September 22.

Participating businesses will offer you wine or cocktail samples for you to enjoy while you shop and browse. Ticket holders will receive a map of participating businesses, a tasting glass and a fun night.

Tickets are $25. Buy at citycentremelbourne.com.

Titusville Gallery celebrates 20 years of art

Gallery owners Heidi and Jeff Thamert pause for a photo at the 2014 Summer Sea Turtle Party, held at the Downtown Art Gallery in downtown Titusville.

The Downtown Art Gallery in Titusville will be celebrating the big 2-0 from 6-9 p.m. on Friday, September 23.

Owners Jeff and Heidi Thamert have served Central Florida with local art, framing and vibrant culture since 2002.

Jeff grew up in Seattle and came to Florida to help his uncle, owner of the popular Kloiber’s Cobbler Eatery in downtown Titusville. Heidi is from Michigan, but her parents spent the winter in Florida and she got a job at the restaurant. The couple bonded over the love of photography.

When a small space became available next to Kloiber, they opened a framing store with room to display their art. Jeff had learned the basics of framing to display their work, and over the years he took courses in advanced techniques and art conservation and preservation.

As adjacent spaces became vacant, they expanded and invited local artists to join them in the gallery. They now have five large showrooms, one of the largest galleries in Florida.

“The number of talented artists in our area is incredible, and we love being at the center of art and culture in our community,” said Heidi Thamert.

Join the fun at 335 S. Washington Ave. with champagne, wine and music. Munch on tasty appetizers as you leisurely explore the gallery’s five exhibition halls while listening to the acoustic sounds of RG Evans and watching watercolor expert Diane DeShong Cannon demonstrate her painting.

The first 50 adult participants will receive a free logo wine glass. All visitors will be entered to win a limited edition 24 x 36 signed framed artwork by Jeff Thamert.

Free entry. To learn more, visit the Facebook event page “Bravo at 20!” or call 321-268-0122.

Merritt Island Library plans corn husk doll display

Go home with a corn husk doll after attending the next meeting of the Space Coast Weavers & Fiber Artists at 10 a.m., Saturday, September 24, at the Merritt Island Public Library, 1950 N. Courtenay Parkway. Speaker Sherry Randolph will present a program on these much-loved dolls and help attendees create one just in time for fall.

The dolls originate from Native Americans, who used the husks to weave mats, baskets and doll-like figurines for children. When completed, they were decorated with corn husks or cloth clothing. Horsehair could be used as doll hair, and sometimes flowers or beads decorated the doll.

Although they were considered children’s toys, they also played a role in healing ceremonies and were part of Aboriginal legends.

Students should bring scissors, glue, a small towel and scraps of fabric and yarn. There is a $1 charge for corn husks and other materials provided.

For more information, call Jeanie McCormack at 321-266-1610.

Food Truck Friday at Rockledge

It’s Food Truck Friday in Rockledge from 4:30-7:30 p.m., September 23, at City Hall.

For a list of participating food trucks, visit cityofrockledge.org.

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