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Written By Maria Sonneberg For FLORIDA TODAY
December 16, 2020

Carrabba’s Italian Grill is offering Family Bundles as an alternative to dining out during the busy holiday season.

Christmas time at Carrabba’s

Carrabba’s Italian Grill is offering Carrabba’s Family Bundles as an alternative to dining out during the busy holiday season. Starting at $34.99, the Family Bundles feed up to five and feature entrees such as Salmon Saporito, Chicken Parmesan and more, complete with fresh salad and bread.

Larger groups can choose from the Create Your Own Catering packages or Catering Bundles that serve 10 or more with the convenience of individually packed meals.

All the Bundles are available for car-side carryout and delivery.

When you purchase a $50 holiday gift card through Dec. 31, you will also receive aa $10 bonus card that will be valid from Jan. 1 to Feb. 7. The gift cards can be customized with photos.

Local Carrabba’s are located in Merritt Island, Suntree and Palm Bay. For specific location information, visit

Heidelberg for the holidays

Through the month of December, Heidelberg Restaurant, 7 N. Orlando Ave., Cocoa Beach, is showcasing special menu selections that include vichyssoise and foie gras for appetizers, Steak Diane, wild caught filet of salmon and Veal Rahm Schnitzel for main entrees and vanilla ice cream crepes for dessert.

The restaurant is accepting reservations for its special New Year’s Eve menu. The four-course dinner costs $65. Mark Hubrouk will entertain at the piano.

At Heidi’s Jazz Club next door, Terry Myers and the Ron Teixeiro will be onstage. The evening features a three-course menu, entertainment and party favors for $150.

For reservations, call 321-783-6806. For more information, see or

Flights of fancy gifts

Forget the big box stores and the malls and head to the well-stocked gift shop at Valiant Air Command’s Warbird Air Museum, where unique treasures await for history buffs and flight fanciers alike.

The store is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. The museum is at 6600 Tico Road in the Space Coast Regional Airport, Titusville.

For more, see

Home for the Holidays

Like people, pets also crave being with loved ones during special times. As the holiday season fast approaches, the SPCA of Brevard has announced its fourth annual Home for the Holidays Fostering Initiative, which asks the community to foster a shelter animal during the last two weeks of December.

“The concept is really simple,” said Susan Naylor, public relations director for the organization. “We’re asking Brevard families to take a dog or cat home from our shelter for Christmas to give them a break from the shelter. We will provide the food, a crate or litter box, and any medication if needed for the pet and all we ask is that the family provides love to their foster pet for the holidays.”

Short-term foster programs are gaining momentum around the United States as studies show that even a short break from a shelter environment can reduce stress and help calm an animal, even when they eventually return to the shelter.

Home for the Holidays officially runs from December 18 to Jan. 3, but the community is welcome to set up custom dates during that time to foster.

For more information, call 321-567-3615, visit or stop by the adoption center at 6035 Sisson Road in Titusville.

Little gems

Eau Gallery’s “Great Art in Small Packages” exhibit of small works ends Dec. 29, which still gives you the chance to gather some little gems of artwork for your nest.

The gallery’s Brevard-themed annual calendar is also still available at $15, and Eau Gallery will gladly do the shipping for you.

Eau Gallery is at 1429 Highland Ave. in the Eau Gallie Arts District of Melbourne. For more information, call 321-253-5553 or visit

Angel wings

Relive the magic of Frank Capra’s 1946 cinematic gem, “It’s a Wonderful Life,” in the vintage splendor of the Historic Cocoa Village Playhouse, which will host a screening of the iconic film at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 23. Leave the theater exuding holiday cheer.

Tickets, which are $6 to $8, can be purchased at or by calling 321-636-5050.

Last call

The quirky “Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol” ends its run at Melbourne Civic Theatre Dec. 24, making it the last of the holiday shows this season at local theaters. Check

Let them do the cooking.

Estampa Gaucha at Melbourne Square will be open for dinner 5 to 9 p.m. on Christmas Eve and from noon to 6 p.m. on Christmas Day, giving you plenty of time to enjoy a hassle-free Christmas feast.

As a bonus, will receive a complimentary $25 gift card for use at the next visit.

Make reservations at or by calling 321-586-4002.

Do you have a community event? Email and at least two weeks in advance for consideration for the Best Bets roundup.

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