The Barrier Island Center will be offering a series of activities through November as part of Trash Treasure Month. Saturday, November 17th is Turkey Creek Paddle day. Explore hydric and mesic hammocks and sand pine scrubbed by the treasured blackwater creek. The meeting place for the event is at Goode Park in Palm Bay at 1 pm. Please wear water shoes and sunscreen and bring a water bottle, a snack and insect repellant. Kayak tours for singles and pairs will be available with a limited enrollment of 20 people.
In celebration of Native American Heritage Month, the 4th Annual Native Rhythms Festival will be held Friday through Sunday, November 9th through 11th at Wickham Park amphitheater. Hosted by the Indian River Flute Circle and Native Heritage Gathering, Inc., the festival honors the culture of the indigenous peoples of the Americas through music, and especially the music of the Native American Flute. Enjoy food, jewelry, arts and crafts, drums, and workshops.
The 16th Annual ArtWorks Fine Arts Festival will be held Saturday and Sunday, November 17 and 18 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Artworks Festival is a “plein-air” show and takes places on Highland Avenue in the historic Eau Gallie Arts District in Melbourne. "Plein air” is a term derived from the French phrase “en plein air”, which literally means “in the open air.” The unique requirement that each artist create works as they exhibit or demonstrate their techniques makes this an extraordinary show for both artists and patrons.
"The blues ain't nothing but a good man feelin' bad." That is what WFIT's very own blues DJ "Mr. Z" is going through. Gary Zajac, aka Mr. Z has been diagnosed recently with mantle cell lymphoma and is currently undergoing chemotherapy. Like many personalities in our music community, Mr. Z does not have health insurance and the medical bills are piling up. With a little help from his friends, a benefit concert will be held at Lou's Blues on Sunday, November 11th from 7 p.m. to closing.