Coastal Connection

Produced by WFIT's General Manager, Terri Wright, Coastal Connection serves as your spotlight on the community. Each 5- min edition of Coastal Connection showcases a special event and/or not-for-profit organization in Brevard County, Florida.

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12:05 pm
Wed March 5, 2014

The Zodiac Lounge Event-March 14th

The Zodiac Lounge Event is a 1950's Vintage-Dance-Cabaret-Extravaganza will be held on March 14th at The Eau Gallie Civic Center.

Stephen Lomazzo, the brainchild behind this unique concept tells about the event.

The Zodiac Lounge Event! A 1950's style vintage-Dance-Cabaret-Burlesque-Extravaganza! Based on an Eau Gallie, Florida nightclub destroyed by fire in 1957, Lomazzo and Snyder have resurrected its memory and bring it back from the ashes of time for one night and one night only on March, 14th, 2014!  If you love vintage culture, costume parties, dancing to retro music and live entertainment, then welcome to the Zodiac Lounge Event!  Buy your ticket today!

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7:30 am
Mon March 3, 2014

Indiafest Helping Humanity through Cultural Enrichment and Entertainment

The 18th annual Indiafest comes to the Wickham Park Pavilion Saturday March 8, 10 AM to 6 PM and Sunday, March 9th 11 AM to 5 PM.  Indiafest 2014's theme is Handicrafts of India

Dr. Ashok Pandit, volunteer and former executive committee member discusses the upcoming event.

Indiafest also supports local charities and this year's recipiant is The Children's Hunger Project.  Tickets are $5.00 adults, $2 children 5-12, under 5 free.  More information

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7:30 am
Fri February 21, 2014

First Amendment Rights Celebrated at Florida Tech

The Florida Tech Crimson student newspaper will celebrate First Amendment rights on Wednesday, Feb. 26 on the Florida Tech campus.

Dr. Ted Petersen, Assistant Professor of Communications at Florida Tech and Hershlay Raymond, editor-in-chief of the Crimson newspaper discuss the free speech event.

Everyone is invited to the third annual free speech celebration at Florida Tech, hosted by the Crimson on Feb. 26.  At 9 a.m in the Hartley Room, hear a keynote speech by Alec Klein, director of Northwestern University's Medill Justice Project.

During lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., be a part of "Live Free or Eat Free," a student demonstration where you can get a free meal in exchange for your First Amendment Rights, located on the Crawford Green.

At 3:30 p.m., a First Amendment panel discussion with Klein, attorney Jack Kirschenbaum and Florida Today news director Mara Bellaby, moderated by Florida Tech pre-law instructor and attorney Michael Kahn.

All events are free and open to the public.

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7:30 am
Thu February 20, 2014

Botanical Fest at Florida Tech, Saturday March 1

What better way to welcome spring than to refurbish yards and gardens? Just in time to do the job are a wide range of plant and accessory choices at Florida Institute of Technology's 9th annual Botanical Fest Plant and Garden Sale.  Featuring a wide selection of plants, ornamentals, fruit trees, flowers, tropicals and more.

March 1, 2014

8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Free Admission!

Holly Chichester, Horticulturalist and Manager of FL tech's grounds shares details about the event.

The annual event will showcase some of Florida’s finest plant and garden vendors, offering palms, exotics, native plants, ornamental shrubs, bamboo and flowering plants. Free guided tours of the Botanical Garden will take place throughout the day, and master gardeners will be on hand to answer gardening questions. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

The Fest is located on Crawford Green. Signs on both West University Boulevard and Country Club Road will point the way.

For more information, please contact Donna Cassario at 321-674-6152 or botanicalfest@fit.edu.

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7:30 am
Wed February 19, 2014

Evening of Hope April 5th Benefits Scott Center

Join us for An Evening of Hope VI: Night of Wishes April 5, 2014 • 7-10 p.m
Rolex Raffle donated by Kempf's Jewelers.  Become a sponsor of our event and attend this 6th Anniversary Celebration.  More info

Colleen Middlebrooks, Director of Community Relations at the Scott Center gives us details.

The Scott Center for Autism Treatment is a not-for-profit health care clinic dedicated to applying research and high quality treatment and training to improve the function and quality of life of children with ASD and related disabilities in Central Florida.

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