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Sunday December 16, 2018 to Thursday December 20, 2018

Sunday December 16, 2018 2 Events

'Fill a Capsule for Christmas' Giving Fest

Date: Sunday December 16, 2018
Time: 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: Riverpoint Park, Cocoa Village
Address: 401 Riveredge Blvd., Cocoa 32922
Category: Kids / Family
Mission GTG-ITL 2018 - Fill A Capsule for Christmas has launched! The Sharing Center of Central Brevard, Special Olympics Florida, Brevard Public Schools (official) and several other local schools have joined together to provide basic necessities to families in need this holiday season.

Participating schools designed their own mission to Mars, including creating a capsule to be filled with the below suggested donations.

Basic Needs:
Toothbrushes, toothpaste
oap, shampoo, deodorant
Baby wipes, diapers (size 4-7), Toddler pull ups
Depends Adult Diapers (L & XL)
First Aid:
Band Aids
Alcohol Swabs
Bug Spray

The capsule with the most donations will win unrestricted funds (up to $1000) for their school, while donations will benefit the Sharing Center of Central Brevard and Special Olympics Florida.

You can support "Mission GTG-ITL 2018- Fill A Capsule for Christmas" by dropping donations by capsules, or attend the culmination celebration on Sunday, December 16.

Family friendly games, resources, raffles and food will be available. Experience virtual reality, S.T.E.A.M. activities and see all of the capsules! Live holiday performances will be taking place throughout the event.

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Family Fun Fest and Book Signing

Date: Sunday December 16, 2018
Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Studios of Cocoa Beach
Address: 165 Minuteman Causeway Cocoa Beach FL 32931,
Price: free
Category: Kids / Family
Cocoa Beach author Jeff Tressler has published his latest book Seaside Sentiments
illustrated by Terri Lynn of Merritt Island. On Sunday December 16, 2018 the Studios of Cocoa Beach will host a book signing from 2 to 4 pm. Bring the entire family to this free afternoon event including refreshments.

Calling on his 20 years of writing experience, Jeff has written poems to nourish the heart and connect with the whole family, both adults and children. The poems celebrate the ocean. His words explore the beach environment and activities plus tales of sea creatures, all with inspiring messages reflecting Jeffs love of the ocean.

His collaboration with painter and digital artist Terri Lynn has resulted in a full color book with illustrations that enhance each poem making the book a feast for the eyes as well as words for the heart.

Jeff will read from the book and Terri Lynn will be on hand to explain the process of turning words into visual messages.

Jeff and Terri Lynn are both members of the Studios of Cocoa Beach, a nonprofit art gallery hosting art events and offering a variety of art classes. For more on the Studios visit the website For information on the book signing contact Jeff at 407-376-0348

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