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There are now over two thousand subscribers to my FREE weekly Constant Contact newsletter. My sincerest thanks for continuing with me on this journey. We have a long way to go.
Most of my events by far have been centered on themed pub crawls. I hope that we may resume those, but we need open bars.
And my heart goes out to all businesses and individuals who are on a financial cliff, especially those in the service and entertainment industries that in other times give us so much joy and are now without income and benefits.
Most of the the regional parks and trails remain open for now. We are planning group bicycle rides and other events that will comply with social distancing, etc. Rather than update the web site for each event I will have all details in the weekly newsletter until further notice. So, if you don’t already subscribe PLEASE do so now:
Social Distancing Pub Crawl Cocoa Village
Saturday, September 26, 2020 - 6pm- 11pm
Cardboard box costumes, foam water noodles, hoop skirts, inner tubes, pool floaties, giant sombreros, inflatables, whatever you can imagine! Costume Contest! All stops listed on this crawl serve food and were open and available at the time that this event was organized. If I am compelled to cancel, I will provide a full refund. If one or more venues are not able to participate, I will provide a proportionate refund. Each venue may have its own social distancing rules that may require you to wear a mask, so please bring one. At the start of the event I will be wearing a mask and have hand sanitizer available!
NKF Kidney Walk AND Bicycle Bar Tour of Hope, Saturday, Oct. 10 - Part of the Annual NKF Surf Fest
9th Annual Footprints in the Sand Kidney Walk (9:00 am) AND the 4th Annual Bicycle Bar Tour of Hope (Noon)
Starts at the Cocoa Beach Pier, 401 Meade Avenue, Cocoa Beach, FL 32931. Sign up for the nation’s largest walk to fight kidney disease. Join me in the In Memory Of Rich Team! Following the Walk at NOON begins the 4th Annual Bicycle Bar Tour of HOPE
A leisurely 7 total miles (one hour) ride through the beautiful beachside bike paths of Cocoa Beach. Six (6) drinks $18 in advance on-line only until Friday, October 9, or $25 at the event. Tickets are NOT required to participate in the bike ride, but they give you a BIG break on drink prices! You may also share a ticket. Meet at Kidney Walk registration before, during, and shortly after the Walk. I’ll have extra Bicycle Bar Tour tickets for sale. A portion of each ticket will go to the NKF of Florida. 50/50 drawing at the last stop for NKF of Florida. Other door prizes will be awarded also. Bicycle Ride starts in the parking lot outside of Keith’s Oyster Bar (Pier by parking lot) at noon, followed by Sandbar, Cocoa Beach Ale House, La Cantina, Ellie Mae’s Tiki Bar, Slide Inn and Jump’s Tiny Tavern.
I made up a new word in honor of my awesome friend and sometimes partner in assorted adventures and general shenanigans, Funtrepreneur – a person who organizes and manages any lively and convivial enterprise, especially a gathering of likeminded revelers, usually with considerable initiative and risk.
If you are new in town or looking to be entertained within a bigger group, check out www.MadHatterPromotions.com. Our friend Gary Haas offers pirate parties, pub crawls, even bicycle bar toursand other special events in a safe and controlled environment. As Brevard Live writer (and host of the Annual Brevard Live Music Awards – Brevard’s Grammy’s) John Leach mentioned: “What Willie Wonka is to chocolate, The Mad Hatter is to Pub crawls.” Now go find out for yourself what that means.
From Brevard Live Magazine, December 2104 issue
Cutting Edge Parties, Social Events, Networking Activities & Unadulterated FUN! A Society of Adults, Single or Otherwise, Community Connected & Involved. Not satisfied with just independent activities we bring people into the very heart of our community, to the very best cultural programs & innovative travel trips, and involve them in exciting charitable events! We often partner with other groups & organizations for events believing that the result is greater than the sum. We can also produce videos and help promote YOUR events.
Special thanks to Ron Chabot of Carroll Distributing and Heike Clarke of Brevard Live for all they do.
Alzheimer’s Association, Brevard Music Aid, Candlelighters of Brevard, Children’s Hunger Project, E.A.R.T.H. Awareness, School Music Program, Friends of Children of Brevard. Inc., Historic Cocoa Village Association, Home At Last Adoption Agency, Joe Realino Fund, March of Dimes, National Kidney Foundation of Florida, National Veterans Homeless Association and the Titusville Sunrise Rotary Club