January 16: The Fight Child Hunger 5K will benefit both the Children’s Hunger Project and the Sharing Center of Central Brevard. The Children’s Hunger Project serves more than 2,000 food packages every week at more than 40 elementary schools. Ever week, the Sharing Center of Central Brevard gives out 145 bags of food that provide breakfast, lunch and dinner to a family of four for a two-day period. The race starts at 8 a.m. at Viera High School. Race fees are $30 for adults and $20 for youth the day of the race and $35 for the virtual race option. Early registration is $25 for adults, $15 for kids and $30 for virtual. To register, visit facebook.com/FightChildHunger5K.
January 16: Combine yoga with a cleanup when HOTY on the Island and Keep Brevard Beautiful partner for a beach yoga mini-session and a shoreline cleanup from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m., at Cherie Down Park, 8330 Ridgewood Ave, Cape Canaveral. HOTY founders Suzanne and Joe Elliott will lead standing yoga poses for the first 30 minutes to warm up for the clean-up. KBB will provide grabbers, buckets, latex gloves, and trash bags. See keepbrevardbeautiful.org.
January 16: Green Gables at Historic Riverview Village will be open for tours from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Green Gables is the 124-year-old historic home of the Wells family, one of the generous benefactors who played a key role in the development of early Melbourne. Their vision and their generosity gifted the area with Wells Park and the first auditorium, the first library, establishing the first high school, and many more things in the community, all of which have been enjoyed by several generations. Suggested donation is $20. Green Gables is at 1501 S. Harbor City Blvd., Melbourne. For more, see greengables.org.
January 16: Snowmen at Night StoryWalk at Satellite Beach Library from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. Location: Satellite Beach Library. Cost: FREE.Join us for our monthly StoryWalk at the Satellite Beach Library! Featuring "Snowmen at Night" by Caralyn Buehner. StoryWalk will be posted on the walking path beside the library (Satellite Beach Sport and Recreation Field Walking Path). Stop inside the library during open hours for a take home craft and a STEAM project from Play Satellite Beach! www.brevardfl.gov
January 16-17, 23-24, 30-31, Feb. 6-7: Brevard Renaissance Fair from 10:00 am - 6:00 pm. Location: Wickham Park, Melbourne. Cost: Adults $23, Child(5-11) $17. A full cast of colorful characters fills the lands with music, dancing, and more. With over 100 stage shows daily, varieties of foods and treats, and numerous artisan merchants with handcrafted wares, the Brevard Renaissance Fair invites guests to immerse themselves in a unique experience of History and Fantasy! brevardrenaissancefair.com
January 16: Space Coast Crew: Learn to Row from 10:15 am - 12:00 pm. Location: Oars and Paddles Park, 1329 Banana River Dr, Indian Harbor Beach. Cost: FREE. Spring Season is almost here! Come out and try rowing with Space Coast Crew! Space Coast Crew has High School and Middle School Teams for Grades 6-12. Our FREE Learn to Row event is on Saturday, January 16 from 10:15 am to noon. Make friends, get fit, and have fun! www.facebook.com
January 17: Godspell at the Henegar Center at 2:00 pm. Location: The Henegar Center625 E New Haven Ave, Melbourne. Cost: $25-$34. An eclectic blend of songs are employed as the story of Jesus’ life dances across the stage. ci.ovationtix.com
January 23: Ghost The Musical at Titusville Playhouse at 2:00 pm. Location: Titusville Playhouse: 301 Julia Street Titusville. Cost: $25-$34. GHOST, The Musical - RATED PG-13 - Adapted from the hit film, GHOST, THE MUSICAL follows Sam and Molly, a young couple whose connection takes a shocking turn after Sam’s untimely death. Featuring timeless music from the film like Unchained Melody, along with new songs, GHOST THE MUSICAL is a poignant musical with romance, comedy, suspense, and deeply felt emotion that audiences will never forget. cart.titusvilleplayhouse.com
January 23: Frozen Jr. presented by The Viera Studio for the Performing Arts at 2:00 pm. Location: Viera Studio for the Performing Arts: 3280 Suntree Boulevard, Suite 108, Melbourne. Cost: $15. Frozen is based on the 2018 Broadway musical, and brings Elsa, Anna, and the magical land of Arendelle to life, onstage. With a cast of beloved characters and loaded with magic, adventure, and plenty of humor, Frozen is sure to thaw even the coldest heart! www.facebook.com (321) 426-8229
January 30: Superhero 5K and One Mile Fun Run from 7:30 am - 9:30 am. Location: The Avenue Viera, 2261 Town Center Ave, Melbourne. Cost: $25-$41. The annual Super Hero Run is a family friendly running and walking event to benefit abused and neglected children in Brevard. The event is hosted by the Friends of Children of Brevard, a non-profit 501(c)(3) registered in Florida. All proceeds benefit the abused, abandoned and neglected children of Brevard County and support the Guardian ad Litem Program. runsignup.com
January 30: Disney's Newsies at The Historic Cocoa Village Playhouse at 2:00 pm. Location: The Historic Cocoa Village Playhouse: 300 Brevard Ave, Cocoa. Cost: $18-$29. Through special arrangements with Music Theatre International (MTI). Stop the presses! This Disney film turned Tony-winning Broadway hit inspires everyone to fight for what's right and seize the day! cocoavillageplayhouse.com