Hello, everyone. Even though the temperature is rising, that's not stopping people from planning some great events.
I find that there are always new ideas being tried, and some of these turn out to be a great success.
For example, take the Italian American Civic Association in Indian River County. On May 25, they held their first Latin dance party with music by Marcos and Gaby, and more than 100 happy people aged from 18 years old up to mid 50s came out to dance and socialize.
According to Jo Pecere, the dance was a great success, from all the smiling faces and wonderful dancing taking place.
It was so successful, in fact, that the Italian American Civic Association is planning another dance party for June 15. So keep your dancing shoes ready to go.
If the group's name sounds familiar, it's because of all the good work they do in the community. Every year, they also have an Italian Food Festival in March, with fun, food and plenty of music. The money raised goes towards scholarships and other community needs.
Or how about heading over to the Heritage Center, at 2140 14th Ave. in Vero Beach? Every Tuesday, their own Heritage Bluegrass band performs from 7:30 to 10 p.m.
This free concert is fun for all ages, with the band playing bluegrass, gospel and old country music. They even provide the refreshments!
If art is more your thing, enjoy the First Friday Gallery Stroll that takes place every month in Vero Beach. From 5 to 8 p.m., 11 local galleries in the 14th Avenue area of Vero Beach open their doors and show off all the impressive works found inside. Every gallery is different from the next, and really opens your eyes to the artistic talent that can be found here in Vero.
As you can see -- and hear -- there really is no chance to say there's nothing to do.
Dawn Krebs is the associate managing editor of Hometown News and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.