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October Art and Artists:

Main Library: Jeanne Weaver’s Seascapes and Shell Paintings
Community Room: Vanessa Bernal’s Abstract Art
Display Case: Sea-Beans with Style by Ken & Patti Karpinski

Free Friday Movies: A Tribute to Robin Williams
Fridays, October 3 – 31 at 3pm

See the range and talent of one of the most beloved performers of our time. Free popcorn and refreshments will be served.
October 31: Good Morning, Vietnam, rated R, 121 minutes

Food For Life: Diabetes Nutrition
Saturdays, November 1-22 at 1pm

Food For Life instructor Susie Fricker will teach you to implement a nutritional plan and cooking ideas to help with diabetes prevention and treatment. Cost for the series is $40. Please register in advance with Susie at

Music on a Sunday Afternoon: Honey Miller Acoustic
Sunday, November 2 at 2pm

Honey Miller Acoustic plays a soulful combination of original and cover songs. From country to classics, folk rock, and pop, each selection is carefully chosen and intended to stir your emotions with simplicity and honesty. Cocoa Beach favorites, Honey Miller Acoustic is a highly listenable, unique, and memorable experience.

SmartPhones 101
Thursday, November 6 at 10:30am, in the Jane von Thron Room

Is your smartphone making you feel not so smart? Find out how to get the most out of your device. Please bring your App Store, Google Play, and/or email account account names and passwords so that you can participate in demonstrations. Please register in advance; enrollment is limited. Cost is $5.

Medicare 101
Thursday, November 6 at 2pm

Get the info you need before Annual Enrollment ends on December 7: SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) will present a brief summary discussion of Medicare and how to choose the best plan to fit your specific needs. This information will benefit those on Medicare as well as anyone about to turn 65.

Western Humanities: Baroque & Romanticism
Thursdays, November 6–December 4 from 3:30-5:30pm, in the Jane von Thron Room

Learn how our ancestors represented the human experience and how their arts compare and contrast to our modern cultural expression. Taught by former college instructor George V. Richards. Cost is $20 for the 4-week series. Please register in advance; enrollment is limited. (No class on November 28.)

Art Journaling with Joan Throm
Fri., November 7 at 10am, and Weds., November 19 at 4pm, in the von Thron Room

Art journaling restores inner tranquility and is a fun way to record responses to day-to-day feelings. This is not a class series; please attend any or all meetings you wish. Cost is $5.

Free Friday Movies: ‘Tis the Season
Fridays, November 7–December 19 at 3pm

Get into the spirit of things with these heartfelt and hilarious stories that take place during the Thanksgiving holidays. Free popcorn and refreshments will be served. November 7: What’s Cooking, rated PG-13, 109 minutes
November 14: Home for the Holidays, rated PG-13, 103 minutes
November 21: Planes, Trains, and Automobiles, rated R, 93 minutes
November 28: No film, closed for the Thanksgiving holiday

Music on a Sunday Afternoon: Sunshine Brass Quintet
Sunday, November 9 at 2pm

Part of the Melbourne Municipal Band, the Sunshine Brass Quintet plays a wide variety of music that will keep your toes tapping and your fingers snapping. You may be tempted to sing along to some of their patriotic, gospel, jazz, Dixieland, pop, and classical numbers.

Cribbage Instruction
Wednesdays & Thursdays, November 12–December 4, 1:30-3pm, in the von Thron Room

Learn the basics of cribbage: master strategy as you practice this simple, fun card game. Cards, boards, and pegs will be provided. For more info contact Linda at 321-783-2242. Supply fee is $3 per student for the series, payable at the first class. Students must be able to attend the first three classes. Please register in advance; enrollment is limited to 12 students.

Professional Medium John Rogers
Wednesday, November 12 at 6pm

Professional medium and author John Rogers will discuss mediumship and give brief individual readings as time allows.

Healthy Holidays: Lose the Fat, Not the Flavor
Friday, November 14 at 10:30am, in the Jane von Thron Room

Certified health coach and personal trainer Catrell Cooney will share a few simple tips to help you focus on a healthy balance of food, activity, and fun.

Music on a Sunday Afternoon: Margaret Cross
Sunday, November 16 at 2pm

Join Margaret Cross for an afternoon of music from the golden age of musicals, featuring songs by Rodgers & Hammerstein, Cole Porter, the Gershwins, and more. Ms. Cross performed for many years in New York City and in recent years has starred in a number of theatrical productions and cabaret shows and locally.

Historical Author Kate Breslin: For Such a Time
Monday, November 17 at 2pm, in the Jane von Thron Room

Kate Breslin’s debut novel For Such a Time finds a balance between historical and inspirational fiction that readers love and bestselling authors are raving about. Debbie Macomber says this story of conflicting faiths and loyalties in World War II Europe is “gripping, compelling, and I dare anyone to close the cover before the last suspenseful page.” Susan Wiggs called For Such a Time “an intimate portrait painted on grand scale, bringing to life the drama and pain of suffering with the triumph and joy of freedom.” Meet this rising-star author and hear about her journey to publication and her upcoming projects.

Community HU Chant
Tuesday, November 18 at 6pm, in the Jane von Thron Room

Regardless of personal beliefs or religion, everyone is welcome to try this simple, brief spiritual exercise. Release your inner tensions and gain insight, peace, and comfort. There will be a brief introduction before the HU chant and a time for visiting and conversation immediately afterward. Hosted by members of Eckankar, a religious non-profit group.

Savvy Travel With Your SmartPhone
Thursday, November 20 at 10:30am, in the Jane von Thron Room

You can use your smartphone to find the best flights, keep track of your travel schedule, simplify your packing list, map your route, call your car, ease you to sleep, and more. Find the apps and methods to increase your travel know-how by using technology you can hold in your hand. This class is taught by Barb Barrett, a former teacher with a lifelong interest in technology. Please register in advance; enrollment is limited. Cost is $5.

Health for Life: Natural Solutions to Sleep Problems
Friday, November 21 at 10am, in the Jane von Thron Room

Dr. Sylvie Morin, DOM, will talk about the causes of sleep disruption due to common issues such as sleep apnea, insomnia, restless leg syndrome, and narcolepsy, and discuss natural and alternative solutions to the problem. Please pre-register for this free lecture.

Music on a Sunday Afternoon: Sharon Osuna
Sunday, November 23 at 2pm

Sharon has been playing guitar and singing since her pre-teen years, when her maternal grandmother started teaching her American traditional songs. Throughout her life she has continued the folk tradition of singing about the lives of ordinary people. Her music is peppered with Florida stories and characters, classic sounds, and a spirit of fun.


Mondays, 11am, Overeaters Anonymous. This group meets each Monday in the Jane von Thron Room. For further information contact Tom M. at 321-784-8092.

Tuesdays, 10am-1pm, Scrapbooking Group. Get together with friends, learn new techniques, share tips, and make your memories beautiful. For more info contact Ernestine at 321-427-0607.

Tuesdays, 10am, Writers' Workshop. New and experienced writers are welcome to these meetings in the Captain's Room. Call Mary Burruss at 321-783-6997 for more information.

Tuesdays, 4pm, Al-Anon Family Group. Friends and family of alcoholics meet every Tuesday in the Captain's Room.

2nd Tuesday, 1pm, Tuesday Beach Readers Book Club. The next meeting takes place November 18 in the Captain's Room and the selection will be The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman.

3rd Tuesday, 2pm, PlayReaders Group. All attendees are provided with a copy of the play and are encouraged to participate. The next meeting takes place on November 18 in the Jane von Thron Room. Contact Jean Whitfield for details at 321-784-1105.

Wednesdays & Fridays, by appointment only, SHINE Individual Counseling. Trained SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) counselors assist seniors and the disabled with their Medicare and Medicaid questions in Study Room 4. SHINE one-on-one counseling is free, unbiased, and confidential. For more info or to schedule a counseling session call 321-323-9418 or email

Wednesdays, 2-4pm, Socrates Café. Engage in stimulating conversation on a variety of philosophical and existential topics. No reading or preparation required. Topic for November 5 will be a surprise.

2nd Wednesday, 11:30am, Morning Book Discussion Group. Newcomers are welcome to attend. The next meeting takes place November 12 in the Captain's Room and the selection will be A Country Doctor by Franz Kafka.

Thursdays, 1-4pm, The Watercolor Group. This social, non-instructive painting group is open to anyone with an interest in watercolors. Bring your materials and paint with fellow artists. For further information, contact Cathy Brion at 321-258-2011 or Jo Lincoln at 321-868-0163.

Fridays, 10am-1pm, Master Gardening Clinic. Master Gardeners answer questions about plants, pests, diseases, etc, in this open house held each Friday in the Captain's Room. Contact Marion Anderson for details at 321-784-1874.


Tuesdays, 2-3:15pm: All-Levels Hatha Yoga with Emily Hain. A relaxing, non-competitive class appropriate for beginners or experienced practitioners. Students must bring a mat and be comfortably able to get up and down from the floor. Cost is $5 per session.


StoryTime Tuesdays
10:15am, Toddler Time
(ages 5 and under)
4:30pm, StoryTime (ages 4-7)

Wednesday, November 12 at 4pm

Join in for building challenges, individual and team projects, contests and themed events. Bring your own bricks or dig into our collection to create unique designs. Please sign up in advance with the Youth Department.

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