Space Coast residents, full-time or part-time, are in for a treat – or two – this Sunday, March 1. And to sweeten the deal, both events will support some very worthy causes.
Chocoholics take note: The Zonta Club of Melbourne will hold their 11th annual Chocolate Festival at the Eau Gallie Civic Center in Melbourne from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Guests will be able to sample the very best that area restraunteurs, chocolatiers, bakers and candy makers create and then vote for their favorite to win the Brevard’s Best: Chocolate Fix title.
As if that isn’t enough, more chocolate goodness will be available at The Melting Pot station and The Chocolicious Chocolate Fountain. There will also be a chocolate buffet for those who simply can’t get enough chocolate.
Tickets for one or more of the 30-35 raffle baskets will be sold and guests can bid on silent auction items. Items to be auctioned include two bicycles, several art pieces and a ruby necklace.
All proceeds benefit the Zonta Club of Melbourne’s efforts to end violence against women including human trafficking. The Club also awards four scholarships annually to Brevard County Women.
Tickets will be $25 each or a $35 ticket which will include wine or a chocolate martini. For more information about the Chocolate Festival or the Zonta Club, visit their web site or call 321-952-1443.
Party In The Park
What could be better after an afternoon of chocolate than an evening of music in the park. The Rotary Club of Cocoa will host a “Party In The Park” fundraising concert featuring the The Doobie Brothers on Sunday, March 1, at Riverfront Park in Cocoa. The event will benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida’s Cocoa Branch.
The Rotary Club is expecting close to 4,000 spectators for the event. Gates will open at 2 p.m., and Pidgin will perform at 3 p.m., followed by local rocker band, Vintage. The Doobie Brothers are expected to be onstage at 6:30 p.m. For those who missed their show at the King Center a few years back, you are in for a treat. And those who did see it will be in the front row at Riverfront Park.
Youth development programs offered at the Boys & Girls Clubs are proven to combat such negative influences as low self-esteem, academic failure, drug and alcohol abuse, and criminal activity.Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida is helping at-risk youth in the Cocoa area with a new 10,000 square foot Boys & Girls Club on Dixon Boulevard.
The new Club, has the capacity to serve over 200 Club members, ages 6-18 but is unable to serve that many due to a lack of funding. They are hoping the Party in the Park event changes that.
Ticket prices are as follows:
- Festival Tickets – $45 per person
- Reserved Seats – $75 per person
- VIP Prime Seats – $150 per person
A limited number of VIP tickets will be available which will include prime seating, special reception, and a meal from The Tulip. VIP tickets available through Cocoa Rotary. Contact Mike Arnold (321) 544-7143.
To purchase individual or group tickets, call 877-722-2921 or visit CocoaPartyinthePark.com.
These are both sweet deals helping worthy causes so indulge!