World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims
Honoring 500 Brevard County lives lost due to traffic accidents over the past five years
The Space Coast Transportation Planning Organization will recognize World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims, by hosting an inaugural ceremony to honor those lost on Brevard County roadways. The event will take place at the Brevard County Government Center’s Reflection Pond (2725 Judge Fran Jamieson Way) at 5:30 p.m. on November 20th.
The event is designed to symbolize and memorialize loved ones lost and those left behind, due to the tragedy of preventable traffic accidents. Over 500 lives have been lost in Brevard County over the last five years. Addressing traffic related deaths is imperative.
To help spread the word, the Space Coast Transportation Planning Organization is creating a social media campaign called “For the Love of …” requesting participants to share a description of a loved one impacted by a vehicle accident. If you are interested in sharing a story, please email [email protected].
The world Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims (WDR) is commemorated on the third Sunday of November each year. It is a high-profile global event to remember the many millions who have been killed and seriously injured on the world’s roads and to acknowledge the suffering of all affected victims, families, and communities– millions added each year to countless millions already suffering: a truly tremendous cumulative toll.
Local Opportunities for Children and Pets to Visit Santa Claus Begin in November
Kickoff to Christmas in Viera
Visit Santa and Mrs. Claus at The Avenue Viera, 2261 Town Center Ave., on Friday, November 25th from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. There will be stations to write letters to Santa, arts and crafts, a holiday dance party, and more. At 7:00 p.m., Santa and Mrs. Claus will help light the 34-foot Christmas tree in front of Panera Bread. Carriage rides will be available in front of AMC Theaters for $5 and with timed reservations.
Santa and Mrs. Claus will be at the central park area of The Avenue Viera, 2261 Town Center Ave., every weekend between November 26th and December 24th. The visits will be from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Sundays, and from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Christmas Eve. Bring your camera for a photo with Santa. Leashed pets are also welcome. All visits are weather dependent.
Visit avenueviera.com for more information on both events.
Breakfast with Santa in Sebastian
LaPorte Farms, 7700 129th Street in Sebastian, will host a gourmet breakfast with Santa on Saturday, November 26th at 8:30 a.m. The menu includes biscuits and gravy, eggs, bacon, sausage, orange juice and coffee. Photos with Santa will be available. Visit laportefarms.com.
Santa Paws for the Cause in Cocoa Village
Bring your pets and kids to meet Santa at the gazebo in Myrt Tharpe Square, 12 Stone Street, Cocoa Village, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Sunday, December 4th. For a $10 donation, receive a goody bag and a framed 4×6 photo with Santa. Proceeds benefit Rescue Rebels. All pets must be on a leash and up to date on vaccinations. Call 321-305-4584 for more information.
Breakfast with Santa in Palm Bar in Palm Bay
Meet Santa at the Ted Whitlock Community Center, 1951 Malabar Road in Palm Bay, on Saturday, December 10th from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Beef O’ Brady’s Bayside Lakes will serve pancakes and sausage, and coffee, hot chocolate, orange juice and pastries will be available. There will be inflatables, games and crafts. Bring your camera for a photo with Santa. Admission is $5, or free for children 2 and under with a paying adult. Visit palmbayflorida.org for more details.