Great Day Oviedo – Seminole County Event 2012

From: Great Day in the Country

“… [This] is a huge family-oriented Arts & Crafts event hosted by the GFWC Oviedo Woman’s Club.

We have over 350 Arts & Crafts Booths, Business Booths, and Community Service Booths.  Entertainment is provided throughout the day on 2 stages.  We also have a special children’s play area and lots of food & drinks.

The event is located on the grounds of Lawton Elementary School, 151 Graham Avenue, Oviedo, FL 32765.  If you go to the intersection of Lake Jessup Avenue and Broadway (also known as S.R. 426 and Aloma), it’s impossible to miss it.

FREE parking is available at Oviedo High School, and you can ride the FREE shuttle bus to and from the show.

Shuttle Bus Details. The free shuttle bus will run continuously from 9 to 4, but if you’d like to walk, the high school is close enough to get to Great Day by foot. The bus picks up from the street that runs adjacent to the football field (King Street, look for a big sign). The bus drops/picks up at Great Day on the bus ramp of Lawton Elementary (on the east side of the cafeteria near ArtFest). It usually completes a drop-off/pick-up circuit once every 20 minutes.  The shuttle bus has room to stash strollers and wheelchairs for the ride, and it is air conditioned.

Paid Parking. Various close (and privately owned) locations around the show offer convenient parking at rates usually ranging from $5 to $10. The donations often benefit local civic groups or charities and the lots are typically roped off with signage indicating the rate and the cause.”

Runaway Country 2013 Brevard County Florida

Ken Rhoden Provides Info on Runaway Country Brevard County lawyerRunaway County is Back for 2013 on March 22-23-24

Last year’s event was fantastic and brought some talented artists together right here in our own Melbourne, Brevard County, Florida. Hosted in Melbourne’s own Wickham Park, 2013’s Runaway Country is destined to be a great event.

You can find more information about this great festival on Twitter:  @RunawayCountry; on their Facebook page: Runaway Country;  or on the main festival website:

This year the lineup is already big and promoters claim it is continuing to grow.  Take a look at what is listed now:

Lady Antebellum
Craig Morton
Lynrd Skynrd
Colt Ford
Charlie Daniels Band
Billy Currington
The Farm

You can order tickets online or on the phone and there are both general admission tickets and reserved seating tickets.  There also are corporate packages and corporate “cabanas”.  Use the same ticket link for information on those.

There is a lot of space for camping at the festival or you can check out the list of local hotels.   The Holiday Inn at I-95 & Wickham Road (Viera) is nice, has a restaurant, a bar, a pool, and is close to shopping and the festival site.

The Runaway Country music fesitval is a “Festheads approved festival”. Become a Festhead to connect with other attendees & to get festival news and even discount opportunities for tickets!  Want to become a Festhead?

*Note the logo on this page is the logo from Runaway Country.  It is not directly affiliated to this site and provided only to assist readers in finding information on the festival.

Boo at the Zoo – Brevard Zoo

Boo at the Zoo recommended by local firm of family and criminal attorneys: posted 10/11/12

Boo at the Zoo:
October 12-14; 19-21; and 26-28,
5:30 p.m.

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Brevard Zoo, 8225 N Wickham Road, Melbourne.  The Zoo’s popular annual Halloween event offers music and live entertainment, costume contest, a haunted trail, the Witch’s Den, lots of games & crafts, train rides, and trick-or-treating with over 30 treat tables all over the Zoo.  (tables are sponsored by local businesses)

For additional information:  (321) 254-9453 you can visit the Brevard Zoo website.

Advent Lutheran Oktoberfest a Big Hit!

“2012 Oktoberfest was a big hit this year” says Ken Rhoden, “We had a great crowd inside enjoying the food and even more outside listening to the live music, riding the train, and climbing all over the blow up play

Advent Men's Group Including Ken Rhoden, Brevard Family & Criminal Lawyer

Some of the Men's Group from Advent Lutheran (2012)

ground!”    The Men’s Group of Advent Lutheran Church hosts the Oktoberfest every year (for as long as I can remember!) and the proceeds go to support the outreach programs sponsored by the church. The men do almost all the cooking with the menu usually consisting of bratwurst, red cabbage, sauerkraut, and homemade German potato salad.

There are games and rides outside for the kids and many of the neighborhood families come to enjoy this event.  It is open to the public every year.

Next big event for Advent: The Annual White Elephant sale to benefit Habitat for Humanity.  That takes place in the fall (November 3 this year) and has been a regular stop for the serious bargain hunters for 20 years or more.

Texting & Driving, Not a Good Thing Says Melbourne Attorney Ken Rhoden

My friend and colleague, Steve Charpentier, Esq., shared this article via Facebook this morning.  After reading it I thought it is definitely worth sharing further.  Take a minute to read about “automaticity” as the article calls it or more easily Ken Rhoden, Personal Injury Lawyer Melbourne Brevard Cocoa Titusville Palm Bay Indialanticexplained as the automatic type of behavior society has developed to check their cell phone without  really thinking about it.  It appears that smart phone users are more apt to develop this behavior however even those of us with old-school cell phones can still be caught up in this habit of oft-checking the phone.   This is a dangerous habit no matter what type of phone you have and as you will see from the article it is very dangerous when in the car.

Don’t text and drive.   And if you are injured in an accident by someone who was texting and driving,  call or email me for information (and a completely free consultation.)

Study Finds Drivers Unaware of Their Texting Habits