ArtWorks comes to EGAD; holiday candies; art exhibitions


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Thanksgiving Bellisimo

Goodie-licious Custom Baking added a touch of Italian spice to complement the Thanksgiving Feast Pumpkin Tiramisu.

The Tuscan treasure, the literal translation of which is actually ‘pick me up’, owes its name to the strong presence of chocolate and espresso among the ingredients.

The holiday version begins with a layer of vanilla sponge cake drizzled with espresso coffee with a hint of bourbon. Next is the mascarpone cream made with Italian cream cheese, whipped cream and a good dose of pumpkin and the familiar spices of the iconic pumpkin pie.

After a generous dusting of cocoa powder, everything starts again until reaching an imposing height and the whole is decorated with an artisanal cornucopia. More chocolate comes in the form of leaves on pumpkin roses.

Dessert provides 10-20 servings.

Call 321-305-2821 to order. The cost is $ 55 and orders must be placed by Sunday, Nov. 21 for pre-Thanksgiving delivery, offered free to most Brevards.

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Sebastian artist Jemal Hayes paints at a former ArtWorks festival in the Eau Gallie arts district.

Soon the ArtWorks festival at Eau Gallie

ArtWorks of Eau Gallie, the unique fine arts festival where artists work while exhibiting their creations, will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on November 20 and 21 along EGAD’s Highland Avenue.

Celebrating its 25th anniversary, ArtWorks aims to instill a deep appreciation for art in the community and schools in the area. Since 1996, ArtWorks of Eau Gallie has brought the Melbourne community together by providing an outdoor street festival for talented artists to display and sell their original art while creating new works of art in their booths.

ArtWorks offers the public a unique experience to see art as it is presented.

This year’s Festival judges are Robert Clark and William J. Otremsky.

Clark is an equestrian artist from Kentucky. Over the past two decades, he has painted many of the world’s most famous horses, including Triple Crown winner American Pharoah.

Otremsky is chair of the Department of Art and Art History at Florida Southern College in Lakeland.

Music and a food court will be at Eau Gallie Square on both days. Saturday’s lineup includes Nilah Lois, Jacie Madison and Tricky McSmadigan. The Sunday musicians are Andrew Walker, Brad Burton. And the Groove Shack Gang.

Alongside the exhibition, the annual Brevard Porcelain Artists exhibition and sale will take place at the Eau Gallie Civic Center.

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Meet the authors at the Eau Gallie book fair

The 12th Annual Meet the Authors Book Fair will be held from 10 am to 4 pm November 20-21 at the Eau Gallie Civic Center, 1551 Highland Ave., Melbourne.

More than 50 authors representing fiction, non-fiction, poetry and children’s books will participate, as well as groups of local writers.

The event is sponsored by Authors for Authors, to support local authors, encourage literacy and the pleasure of reading.

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United for Thanksgiving

In a time when people are weary of the pandemic and are looking for a way back to civility and gratitude, local interfaith organizers have a response: “United for Thanksgiving. “

As the Great American Holiday approaches, members of 25 religious organizations and Brevard traditions will gather for a celebration of gratitude at 3 p.m. on Sunday, November 21 at the New Shiloh Christian Center in Melbourne, 3900 Sarno Road, to reflect on America’s blessings. Centered in gratitude, the event will focus on the affirmation of shared values ​​and the desire for deeper cultural understanding.

The program will include readings from various religious leaders and youth representatives addressing the themes of love, forgiveness and unity. Music from participating religious organizations will include a worship orchestra, string ensemble, Hawaiian flutes and singers. The event will end with all participants singing “Draw the Circle Wide”.

Believers and researchers of all faiths are welcome.

Masks will be required for the indoor event, which will also be broadcast live from Participants are asked to bring a donation of non-perishable food items for food insecure families in Brevard. Call 321-750-4462 for more information or visit

Fondue’s best friends

It’s time to get your besties back. It’s Best Fondue Friends Forever Friendsgiving, or BFFF (F) at the Melting Pot every Wednesday in November.

Savor a three-course meal and dive into a cheese fondue with special BFFF dips, including prosciutto, summer sausage, French baguette, pretzel bread, honey wheat bread, and vegetables and fruits from season, as well as classic dips. Also get a fresh salad of your choice, then finish your meal with a chocolate fondue and another set of extra-special BFFF Dippers including macaroons, cream puffs, brownies, blondies, Rice Krispies treats, a pound cake, marshmallows sprinkled with Oreo, strawberries, bananas and pineapples.

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Virtual visit to the wildlife hospital

The City of Melbourne’s ECO Division and the Marine Resources Council will be hosting a virtual excursion to Florida Wildlife Hospital where Outreach and Volunteer Manager Lindsay Mayer will lead an exclusive tour of the day-to-day operation of the Palm Shores facility which cares for more than 5,000 orphaned, sick or injured wild critters each year.

This 45-minute educational outing is aimed at young people, but is open to all ages. Through a question-and-answer box, participants will have the opportunity to ask questions which will be answered towards the end of the presentation.

To register, go to to receive a Zoom link and connection information. The presentation of the field visit will also be live streamed and available to watch through the MRC Facebook page.

Art exhibition at the Galerie de l’Eau

Eau Gallery, 1429 Highland Ave. in the Eau Gallie arts district, is devoted to “Envision” until the end of the month. The exhibition features works by artists Phyllis Marple, Debbie Whalen, Karen Chadbourne, Fran Call, Barbara Rios, Beth Kring and Cynthia Perry.

A variety of styles, subjects and mediums will be on display and for sale.

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Fifth Avenue Art Gallery Hosts Holiday Craft Show

The Fifth Avenue Art Gallery’s annual craft show, with a “White Christmas” theme this year, features a large collection of unique handmade items for each person on the holiday gift.

The exhibit runs through December 31 at the gallery, located at 1470 Highland Ave. in the artistic district of Eau Gallie.

For more information visit or call 321-259-8261.

Astronaut Stott to sign book in Titusville

The American Space Museum welcomes self-identified astronaut and “terrestrial” Nicole Passanno Stott, who will be signing her new book, “Back to Earth: What Life in Space Taught Me about our Home Planet – and Our Mission to Protect It” at from 11 a.m. at 3 p.m., Saturday, November 20.

Stott spent 103 days in space as a NASA astronaut on the International Space Station. She was part of Expedition 20/21 and the last mission of Orbiter Discovery, and spent 18 days underwater as an aquanaut during mission NEEMO 9.

Astronaut Nicole Stott talks about flying aboard Space Shuttle Atlantis as she sat under the vehicle now on display at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex on Thursday, July 8, 2021. Craig Bailey / FLORIDA TODAY via USA TODAY NETWORK

The American Space Museum is located at 308 Pine St., Titusville. For more information visit or call 321-264-0434.

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