Welcome, December. It’s the time of year where there seem to be not enough hours in the day to complete our holiday to-do lists. Reduce your stress by taking a break and doing something fun with your loved ones. We enjoy the holiday season, and there are some fun events in Melbourne in December. There are farmer’s markets, parades, carriage rides to see the holiday decorations, and much more. Here are a few events that sound like fun:
Downtown Melbourne Farmers Market at Riverview Park
December 11th & 18th @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
See the fresh local foods, bakery, specialty foods, food trucks, local artisans & crafters in abundance on December 11 & 18th. In addition, you can enjoy shopping in our pet-friendly park, huge playground, green space, river views, outdoor shopping & eating.
29th Annual Melbourne Light Parade
December 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
1300 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. 1300 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd., Melbourne, FL
The Melbourne Light Parade is a lighted night street parade bringing Businesses, Community Groups, Churches, Schools, and more together to celebrate the joys and wonders of the Holiday Season; The Melbourne Light Parade helps the less fortunate families in Brevard County. We ask that spectators bring a new unwrapped toy, nonperishable food item, or bag of dog or cat food with them. These gifts will be collected on the first float.
Space Coast Light Fest Carriage Rides, Wickham Park Melbourne, FL
December, Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays @ 6:15 pm – 8:45 pm
The Space Coast Light Fest is a community event run by the youth and volunteers of the Boy Scouts of America in the Central Florida Council. Enjoy some Christmas magic as you ride through the beautiful lights on a private carriage ride for up to four adults or two adults and three children. It is a family-oriented celebration featuring shimmering lights and dazzling animated displays. Please visit this link for more information and to purchase tickets.
Your work environment is often a reflection of how you feel. Some people are more organized and have a more personal style while others are less. Your workstation needs to be set up to accommodate your needs and productivity best. It should also be comfortable and conducive to work. If you find yourself overwhelmed by piles of paperwork and disorganized files, it’s time to take action. Here are some suggestions for how to organize your desk:
Prioritize your stuff
Your desktop is big enough to house all of the things that you probably don’t need. It’s time to get organized. Remove all the items from your desk at the beginning of your day and as you work, only bring up the things you need. This will tell you what is essential to keep on your desk to be more productive and efficient.
Go with the workflow
Many people have left-to-right tendencies when it comes to their work environment. This means that incoming items are on the left, while outgoing items are on the right. Creating a no-parking zone around your desk can help reduce stress levels.
Reduce visual clutter
The desktop may be orderly, but it can also be cluttered. If there are too many things to do, it can become a distraction. Organize your desk by removing notes from around your computer screen to create a clean view. Replace some to-do lists with an inspirational quote or a photo that brings you joy, so your desk has some work-life balance.
If you haven’t migrated to digital productivity tools yet, then it’s time to get started. This will help you organize and communicate more effectively, and it will also give you the tools to monitor and manage your tasks.
Check under your desk
The cords and cables under your desk are not only a safety hazard; they can also damage your skin. Use Velcro wraps and cord tamers to prevent tangles and give your feet more room. If you have old boxes of files under your desk, go through them to see what you can discard.
Wipe it down
Get into the habit of regularly cleaning your work area. Doing so helps keep your office looking its best and create a healthy space to be productive.
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We think we have seen the last of our “chilly” Florida weather and summer will soon be here! But first, this week kicks off a ton of Spring festivities!
5th Annual Jackie Robinson Friday Night Done Right Celebration Hosted by One Voice for Volusia
Friday, come celebrate Jackie Robinson’s 100th Birthday and our amazing community youth with the Daytona Tortugas Professional Baseball team. Area youth will be honored on the field and during a dinner for their perseverance and life achievements in the face of hardships. Youth to sing the National Anthem and host the color guard. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org $5 Tickets now on sale 386-947-8301! http://onevoiceforvolusia.org/friday-night-done-right-super-hero-night-tortugas/
Ormond Beach Celtic Festival 2019
This Saturday and Sunday, don’t miss the 9th Annual Ormond Beach Celtic Festival! Five stages of live music, traditional Celtic food & vendors, Celtic clans, Highland Games, and endless kids activities. Serving up draft Guinness and new this year – MEAD! Don’t miss the sheep herding, Irish dancing, rugby demonstrations, axe throwing and DOG PARADE. Visit the Ormond Mainstreet website at www.ormondbeachcelticfestival.com for schedules and details or call 386-492-29381. $10 Adults / $5 Active Military / Kids are FREE. This is a Pet Friendly / Family Friendly event.
This Saturday, don’t miss a celebration of the insanely fascinating and beautiful Indian River Lagoon! Join for a day of fun, food, and festivities experienced through Art and Marine Discovery at Lagoonacy.
The annual spring fundraising event is hosted by Marine Discovery Center and Artists’ Workshop, Inc. and includes an array of activities such as kayaking, face painting, arts & crafts, conservation carnival, prize drawings, live mermaids, and our exciting Cardboard Boat Race at Lagoonacy!
Also featured at the event is a great selection of local vendors, food trucks, beer, and much more.
Admission is $5 – kids 10 and under get in free!!! All proceeds fund MDC’s programs and their mission to protect and restore the Indian River Lagoon 🙂 More info: Lagoonacy.org
Can’t wait for the Easter Bunny? A good recap for family-friendly Easter activities is here.
Here are the events taking please near our Melbourne location:
Kids in The Kitchen-Junior League of South Brevard
Kids in the Kitchen, hosted by the Junior League of South Brevard, is grounded in the belief that children and families empowered with the knowledge of how to feed and exercise their bodies will be less likely to become obese and subsequently suffer the many associated health risks.
This year the Junior League of South Brevard is excited to bring Kids in the Kitchen to the Wickham Park Community Center on Saturday, April 13th from 10 am to 1 pm.
This event is geared towards children aged 4-11 and their families and it completely FREE for all to attend!
This year KITK will feature over 35 interactive tables in an expo-style setting featuring healthy foods and cooking demonstrations, healthy wellness activities, and educational information on health and safety. All of the vendors are local to our Space Coast community and are excited to bring information about health and wellness to the youth and families in Melbourne!
**Pre-registration is highly encouraged! To pre-register, visit www.jlsb.net/kitk
Space Coast Classic 15K & 2 Mile
2019 is the 33rd annual running of the Space Coast Classic. The race benefits The Children’s Hunger Project and Quest Elementary. New, fast course for Brevard County’s original 15K road race as it moves to April 14, 2019, in Viera! Choose 9.3 miles or 2 miles of fun racing! More information can be found here!
Menopause The Musical
King Center for the Performing Arts
On April 18, COME JOIN THE SISTERHOOD! Four women at a lingerie sale with nothing in common but a black lace bra AND memory loss, hot flashes, night sweats, not enough sex, too much sex and more! This hilarious musical parody set to classic tunes from the ‘60s, ‘70s, and ‘80s will have you cheering and dancing in the aisles! See what millions of women worldwide have been laughing about for 17 years! It’s the Hilarious Celebration of Women and The Change!
If you are following us on social media, you may have seen some posts about our new location in Historic Downtown Melbourne, Florida. This location officially opens this Friday, February 1st, and we are incredibly excited about this new venture for several reasons.
We are a Family Business.
One of our own will be running the day to day of Work Webb Melbourne. Our eldest daughter, Kady Webb is moving to Melbourne and joining the Work Webb team as the office manager of the Melbourne location. She recently graduated from college and is very excited about being a part of the family business, and so are we!
Another Historic Downtown
We love the historic feel of our Daytona Beach office, and that environment continues to our new location. Historic Downtown Melbourne is a charming part of the city with a history that dates to the 1800s. In recent years it has become the destination for locals and travelers, alike, who are looking for a quaint and historic town for shopping, dining, and entertainment. The downtown has a packed event calendar, and we are excited to feature them in our What’s Happening Around Work Webb blog series. Sign up to learn about these events hosted in Melbourne on our website blog.
A Great Building
We love our Kress Building, and our new location is just as charming. Work Webb Melbourne is located in a fully renovated 120-year-old former hardware and farm supply store. The office décor has an industrial feel and is very welcoming. Here are some photos:
Surrounded by Great Food
There are some fantastic restaurants new our Melbourne office. Hell n Blazes is a place that we have frequently visited. They are a family-and-friends microbrewery known for traditional brews as well as the adventurous spirit that defines craft beer. Their website boasts, “Consistently pouring 12-18 unique house beers, with a 25-bottle wine list, the taproom pairs the old Florida lifestyle with the comfort of your own living room!”
There is also a wine and art gallery, The Living Room and Pan-Asian eatery called Mangetsu located in Historic Downtown Melbourne. As we try out more of the restaurants, we will post about them on social media (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest) as well as our blog. The Facebook page for Melbourne Main Street is a good source of information too, follow them here to learn more.
2019 has started with a bang of excitement!