THROUGH SUNDAY, JAN. 19
Fellsmere Frog Leg Festival: downtown Fellsmere. Festival hours are 4-11 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 10 a.m. To 11 p.m. Saturday; and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Family-friendly event featuring a huge variety of food, rides, games, music, and arts and crafts vendors. Free admission and free shuttle bus from Mesa Park to the festival. For more information, visit www.froglegfestival.com.
THROUGH SUNDAY, JAN. 26
'Harvey:' Presented by the Vero Beach Theatre Guild. Times vary. A Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy about a man who pals around with an invisible six-foot three-inch rabbit named Harvey. Cost: $22 or $24 per person, season tickets available. Website: www.verobeachtheatreguild.com.
FRIDAY, JAN. 17
Seward Johnson Twilight Night: 6-8 p.m., McKee Botanical Garden, 350 U.S. 1, Vero Beach. Enjoy live jazz on the patio by the Coffee Beans and view the J. Seward Johnson Jr. Sculpture Exhibition at night. Garden admission fees apply. Bring a chair if desired. Refreshments will be available for purchase at Elizabeth's at the Garden Cafe; no outside food or alcoholic beverages allowed. For more information, visit www.mckeegarden.org.
Night sounds at Sebastian Inlet concert series, Coconut Point, Sebastian Inlet State Park, Sebastian, 7 p.m. Featuring Atlantic Bluegrass. Park entry fees apply. Website: http://www.floridastateparks.org/sebastianinlet/events.cfm.
"Chris MacDonald's: Memories of Elvis Rockin' Birthday Bash," Sunrise Theatre, Fort Pierce, 8 p.m. A Las Vegas style show with a full-production eight-piece band, dancers and singers. Cost: $25, $35 or $40 per person. Website: www.sunrisetheatre.com.
THROUGH SUNDAY, FEB. 2
Riverside Theatre presents "Miss Saigon," Stark Stage, Riverside Theatre, Vero Beach, times vary. A classic love story of love and loss in the turmoil of war. The musical follows the tale of an American soldier and a Vietnamese girl who fall in love. Cost: $45-$70 per person. Website: www.riversidetheatre.com.
THROUGH FEB. 4
Film studies course, Vero Beach Museum of Art, Vero Beach, Tuesdays at 1:30 p.m. or 7 p.m. Topic to be discussed is "Inside/Outside: Films from and about Cuba." $50 for museum members, $70 for non-members. Website: www.verobeachmuseum.org.
SATURDAY, JAN. 18
Boating safety course: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Vero Beach Power Squadron Building, 301 Acacia Road, Vero Beach. Learn about navigation rules, boat handling, trailering and life-saving equipment. Get an operator's license if you were born after Jan. 1, 1988; also, many insurance companies offer discounts if you've taken a boating safety course. $35. To make a reservation, contact Larry Lott at (772) 532-6893, email email@example.com, or visit www.verobeachpowersquadron.com.
Chili Dinner: Hosted by American Legion Auxiliary Unit 189, 5-7 p.m., American Legion, 807 Louisiana Ave., Sebastian. All you can eat chili, two types of corn bread, an array of apple desserts, more. Tickets are $10. 50/50 raffle will be held. All are welcome. For more information, call (772) 581-3662.
Celebrated Speaker Series lecture, The Emerson Center, Vero Beach, 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Featuring Admiral Mike Mullen, former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from 2007-11. Cost: To be announced. Website: www.theemersoncenter.org.
Raffle drawing, Sebastian Elks Lodge, Sebastian, time to be announced. The Sebastian El-DOEs present the "Dining Around Town" raffle drawing. Cost: To be announced. Contact phone number: (772) 589-1516.
Turtle Tours program, Vero Beach Museum of Art, Vero Beach, 11 a.m. Young visitors can explore an exhibition then create their own mini masterpieces. Featured exhibition includes sculptures from the museum's permanent collection." Free for members, $5 for each non-member child. Registration is required. Website: www.verobeachmuseum.org.
Bark in the Park, Riverside Park, Vero Beach, time to be announced. An outdoor doggy-friendly event with games, booths and exhibits. Cost: To be announced. Website: www.hsvb.org.
SATURDAY, JAN. 18 -- SUNDAY, JAN. 19
Sebastian River Fine Arts and Music Festival: Riverview Park, Sebastian, time to be announced. More than 100 local professional artist and craftsmen and musicians will be showcasing their talents. Free admission. For more information, visit www.sebastianartshow.com.
Riverside Children's Theatre- RCT On The Go presents "Cows Don't Fly," Annie Morton Theatre, Riverside Children's Theatre, Vero Beach, 1:30 p.m. Based on the popular children's book series "The Cow Who Wouldn't Come Down," "The Pig Who Ran a Red Light," and "The Goose Who Went Off in a Huff," this play captures the vision of a world where extraordinary things happen on a regular basis. Cost: $6. Website: www.riversidetheatre.com.
SUNDAY, JAN. 19
Jungle Day, McKee Botanical Garden, Vero Beach, noon. Celebrate the history and heritage of one of Florida's earliest attractions, Jungle Gardens, and learn how McKee Botanical Garden came to be. Cost: To be announced. Website: www.mckeegarden.org.
Theatre-Go-Round presents "Disco Divas," The Quilted Giraffe Restaurant, Vero Beach, dinner seating at 4:30 p.m. A musical dinner theatre production celebrating the sounds of the 1970s. $55 per person includes three course dinner, show ticket, tax and gratuity. Make reservations by calling the box office at (772) 252-9341. For more information, visit www.theatregorounddinnertheatre.com.
The Atlantic Classical Orchestra presents "Beethoven and Schubert Strings," Vero Beach Museum of Art, Vero Beach, 3 p.m. Featuring the Atlantic Classical Orchestra chamber musicians. The concert is followed by a wine and cheese reception. Cost: $5 for students or children, $30 for museum members, $40 for non-members. Website: atlanticclassicalorchestra.com.
Outdoor Flea and Crafts Market: Monthly event on the third Sunday, hosted by the Sebastian Elks Lodge, 731 S. Fleming Street and County Road 512. Vendors will be able to set up their wares at 8 a.m. and the 'doors' will open to the public at 9 a.m. and close at 1 p.m. There will be a continental breakfast, light lunch, and beverages available for purchase throughout the event. Proceeds from this event go to support Elks charities. Vendor spaces are $15-20. All interested vendors should contact Jim Quinn at (772) 581-9518 for reservations and information.
"Rock of Ages," Sunrise Theatre, Fort Pierce, 7 p.m. The National Touring Company bring the world-wide party musical to the stage. Cost: $45 or $55 per person. Website: www.sunrisetheatre.com.
MONDAY, JAN. 20
Martin Luther King Jr. parade, location and time to be announced.
Pelican Island Audubon Society meeting: Starts at 7:30 p.m., Vero Beach Community Center, 2266 14th Ave., Vero Beach. Focusing on Square Foot Gardening with Graham Cox and Peter Sutherland - an ongoing program of the Society, to install gardens in the county's schools for conservation, nutrition and educational benefits. The public is welcome. For more information, call (772) 567-3520 or visit www.pelicanislandaudubon.org.
Riverside Theatre Supper Club, Waxlax Stage, Riverside Theatre, Vero Beach, 6:30 p.m. A New York supper club feel is brought to Riverside with sumptuous dining, an upscale wine list and features a performance by Tony award-winning Broadway star Brian Stokes Mitchell. Cost: $275 per person. Website: www.riversidetheatre.org.
TUESDAY, JAN. 21
DLS Debates: 5:30-7 p.m., Stark Mainstage Theatre, Riverside Theatre, Vero Beach. (With welcome reception at 5 p.m. in the Orchid Lobby.) The Distinguished Lecturer Series presents a debate focusing on the Affordable Care Act. Tickets are $50 for adults. Limited number of student tickets available for $15. Detailed information on the debaters can be found online at www.riversidelecturerseries.com/debates. Tickets may be purchased online or by calling the box office, (772) 231-6990.
Widows and Widowers brunch meeting: 10:30 a.m., Eagle's Nest at the Sebastian Golf Course. Group meets for lively discussions and good food on the third Tuesday each month. No dues, no program, each diner pays their own breakfast or lunch tab. Short optional walking tour follows at noon. RSVP by Jan. 19 by leaving a message for Wilma at (772) 589-1673.
Craft club meeting, North Indian River County, Sebastian, 2 p.m. Artisans and crafters from Brevard, Indian River, Martin and St. Lucie counties are welcome. Hosted by the Craft Club of Sebastian. Website: www.sebastiancraftclub.com.
Treasure Coast NOW celebrates Roe v. Wade Anniversary: 6:30 p.m., The Inner Truth Project, 2190 Reserve Park Trace #13, St. Lucie West. Marking the 41st anniversary of Roe v. Wade, and discussing the current state of reproductive rights. For more information, contact Mindi Fetterman at (561) 909-9991, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.treasurecoastnow.org.
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 22 -- THURSDAY, JAN. 23
'Poochington:' Shopping event fundraiser at Patchington, 3335 Ocean Drive, Vero Beach, to benefit H.A.L.O. animal shelter. Visit the shelter, located at 710 Jackson Street, Sebastian, for your free event ticket for 25% off your purchase at Patchington.
THURSDAY, JAN. 23
Florida Humanities Series lecture, The Emerson Center, Vero Beach, 7 p.m. Featuring author and journalist Rody Johnson and his presentation, "World War II U-Boat Attack off Vero Beach." Free. Website: www.theemersoncenter.org.
Dave Mundy and Soulfege concert: 5 p.m., atrium, Vero Beach Museum of Art, Vero Beach. Outside food, alcohol and sodas are not permitted. A full cash bar will be available. Concert will take place rain or shine. Bring your lawn chairs. Cost: $10 for members, $12 for non-members. Website: www.verobeachmuseum.org.
"L'Elisir D'Amore," Sunrise Theatre, Fort Pierce, 7 p.m. One of the most popular operatic comedies comes to Fort Pierce thanks to the 65-person cast and orchestra of Teatro Lirico D'Europa. Cost: $45 or $55 per person. Website: www.sunrisetheatre.com.
THURSDAYS, JAN. 23 -- FEB. 27
Opera studies program, Vero Beach Museum of Art, Vero Beach, Thursdays, 12:30 p.m. The five-part course "Femme Fatale!" will study six opera performances with femme fatale themes. English subtitles for all performances. $50 for museum members or Vero Beach Opera members, $70 for non-members. For more information, visit www.verobeachmuseum.org.
FRIDAY, JAN. 24
Casino Night fundraiser: 6 p.m., Bent Pine Golf Club, Vero Beach. The night starts with cocktails and a silent auction preview, followed by dinner, gaming and music. Limited seating for a Texas Hold 'em poker tournament is available with pre-registration. Other games will include blackjack, craps and roulette. Tickets are $225 per person, with an additional entry fee of $50 for the poker tournament. This is the largest annual fundraiser for the Environmental Learning Center in Wabasso. For more information, visit www.discoverelc.org.
Casino Magnifique, Vero Beach Elks Lodge, Vero Beach, 6:30 p.m. A full evening of casino fun with food, drinks, music, games and a silent auction, all to benefit SunUp ARC. Tickets are $50 per person. For more information or to purchase tickets, call (772) 562-6854, Ext. 225. Limited sponsorships are still available. Website: www.sunuparc.org.
Tennis tournament, Riverside Racquet Complex, Vero Beach, noon. A mixed doubles tournament with prizes for winners. Cost: $11 for members, $12 for non-members. Website: www.covb.org.
FRIDAY, JAN. 24 -- SUNDAY, JAN. 26
Art by the Sea, Vero Beach Museum of Art, 3001 Riverside Drive, Vero Beach. A Vero Beach Art Club member fine art show in the Homes Great Hall. Hours are 5-8 p.m. on Friday, then 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Free admission. Website: www.verobeachartclub.org.
SATURDAY, JAN. 25
Pancake Day/Trifles and Treasures sale: 7-11 a.m., Vero Beach High School's Freshman Learning Center cafeteria, 1507 19th Street, Vero Beach. All the pancakes you can eat, plus the hallways outside the cafeteria are lined with shopping opportunities. Tickets are $4 for adults and $3 for children. Event is hosted by Treasure Coast Pilot Club. Proceeds from the event benefit Project Lifesaver, which provides electronic bracelet monitors for Alzheimers patients and others with orientation problems. For more information on the event or the club, visit www.tcpc.info.
Golden Oldies Dance Party: Enjoy 'Doo-Wop Heaven' to benefit the St. Helen Youth Group. Starts at 7:30 p.m. Featuring 'The Dolls' and DJ Jerry. Tickets are $15. Free hot dogs, pizza, snacks, sodas. Drink mixers; BYOB. Door prizes offered. Tickets available at St. Helen Church office, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call (772) 299-6199 or visit www.goldenoldiesdanceparties.com
Charity ball, Sebastian Elks Lodge, Sebastian, 5:30 p.m. The annual Harry-Anna charity ball is an event to raise money for the Florida Elks children's therapy services and the Florida Elks youth camp. Cost: To be announced. Contact phone number: (772) 589-1516.
KidZ Artshops, Vero Beach Museum of Art, Vero Beach, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Enjoy a guided gallery visit and related studio art activity with no registration required. Free for members, $5 for each non-member child. Website: www.verobeachmuseum.org.
KC and the Sunshine Band, Sunrise Theatre, Fort Pierce, 8 p.m. A concert with plenty of funky hits. Cost: $59 or $69 per person. Website: www.sunrisetheatre.com.
SATURDAY, JAN. 25 -- MAY 4
Art exhibition, Vero Beach Museum of Art, Vero Beach, times vary. The museum presents "Stephen Lawson: Images of Time," a collection of fascinating sectioned panoramas shot over varying periods of time. Museum admission fees apply. Website: www.verobeachmuseum.org.
SATURDAY, JAN. 25 -- MAY 11
Art exhibition, Vero Beach Museum of Art, Vero Beach, times vary. The museum presents "Dale Kennington: Mythologies." Museum admission fees apply. Website: www.verobeachmuseum.org.
SUNDAY, JAN. 26
Concert, The Vero Beach High School Performing Arts Center, Vero Beach, 3 p.m. The Space Coast Symphony Orchestra will present, "The Planets: An HD Odyssey," a symphonic concert with high-definition images from NASA projected on the big screen. Cost: $20 per person, multi-concert packages available. Website: www.spacecoastsymphony.org.
Theatre-Go-Round presents "Milestones and Memories," 14th Avenue Steakhouse, Vero Beach, 12:30 p.m. A matinee dinner theater production encompassing 50 years of musical hits from the 1940s through the 1980s. Cost: $45. Website: www.theatregorounddinnertheatre.com.
"Franco Corso," Sunrise Theatre, Fort Pierce, 3 p.m. Cost: $35 or $45 per person. Website: www.sunrisetheatre.com.
MONDAY, JAN. 27 -- TUESDAY, JAN. 28
Jazz band concert, The Vero Beach High School Performing Arts Center, Vero Beach, 7 p.m. The Vero Beach High School jazz bands will present "Big Band Bash!" Cost: $10 or $12, season tickets available. Website: http://sites.indianriverschools.org/VBHS/PAC/index.html.
TUESDAY, JAN. 28
Valentines for Heroes drive boxing, Barker Air Conditioning and Heating, Vero Beach, 9 a.m. The donated items for the Valentine Day drive for the troops will be boxed. Donations requested. Website: www.militarymomsprayergroup.com.
Friends of the St. Sebastian River, North Indian River County, Sebastian, 7:30 p.m. General meeting for the nonprofit Friends of the St. Sebastian River. Free. Website: www.fssr.org.
TUESDAY, JAN. 28 -- SUNDAY, FEB. 9
Riverside Theatre presents "God of Carnage," Waxlax Stage, Riverside Theatre, Vero Beach, times vary. A laugh-out-loud comedy about parent behaving badly. Winner of the 2009 Tony for Best Play. Cost: $40 per person. Website: www.riversidetheatre.com.
THURSDAY, JAN. 30
Lunch and Learn program, Vero Beach Museum of Art, Vero Beach, noon. Short docent-guided tour with focus on particular works of art from "Dale Kennington: Mythologies." Followed, if you wish, by lunch at the museum cafe. Space is limited and registration is required. Free for museum members, museum admission applies to non-members. Website: www.verobeachmuseum.org.
FRIDAY, JAN. 31
'Revisiting the Patriot Act:' 7 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Vero Beach, 1590 27th Ave., Vero Beach. Free, no tickets or reservations. Colonel Mike Pheneger, U.S. Army (Ret.) will speak about 'Revisiting the Patriot Act -- What Every American Should Know.' For more information about the event, call (772) 778-5880, or contact T. A. Wyner, Chair, Treasure Coast Chapter ACLU, at email@example.com or (772) 465-5658.
"Spencers Theatre of Illusion," Sunrise Theatre, Fort Pierce, 8 p.m. A magical concert for the eyes. Cost: $10 for children 12 and younger, $35 or $35 for adults. Website: www.sunrisetheatre.com.
FRIDAY, JAN. 31 -- SUNDAY, FEB. 2
"Late Nite Catechism" in the Black Box Theatre at Sunrise Theatre, 117 S. Second Street, Fort Pierce. Shows are Jan. 31 at 8 p.m.; Feb. 1 at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.; Feb. 2 at 3 p.m. Tickets are $35. For more information, call (772) 461-4775 or visit www.sunrisetheatre.com.
SATURDAY, FEB. 1 -- SUNDAY, FEB. 2
Gardenfest: Riverside Park, Vero Beach. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Vendors will display bouquets, plants and garden accessories, and experts will be available to answer questions on a range of gardening challenges. Children's activities, a food court, and raffles in eight categories will be available. For more information, call the Garden Club of Indian River County at (772) 567-4602 or visit www.gardenclubofirc.org.
Treasure Coast Woodcarvers annual show: 30th annual event, held at the Vince Bocchino Community Center, Langford Park, 2369 N.E. Dixie Highway, in Jensen Beach/Rio. Show hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days. More than 60 woodcarvers will be exhibiting their carvings and turnings; the show is the largest woodcarving show on Florida's east coast. Vendors will be selling carving tools, materials, and supplies, and woodcarving and wood turning demonstrations will be given throughout the show. For more information, visit the club's website, www.treasurecoastwoodcarvers.com.
Library art exhibit, Indian River County Main Library, Vero Beach. Through March 11, Vero Beach Art Club members display art. Theme: "Heat." Free. Website: www.verobeachartclub.org
Museum art school classes, Vero Beach Museum of Art, Vero Beach, times vary. Winter term classes run Jan. 14 through March 24. Registration fees vary. Website: www.verobeachmuseum.org.
Art exhibition, McKee Botanical Garden, Vero Beach, through April 27. Times vary. The garden presents the "J. Seward Johnson, Jr. Sculpture Exhibition," a collection of 20 life-size bronze casts depicting real people performing every day activities. Cost: Garden admission fees apply. Website: www.mckeegarden.org.
SAFER Indian River County: Meets every first Wednesday, 8:30 a.m., in the United Way Community Room, 1836 14th Ave., Vero Beach. An organization dedicated to making certain that Indian River County disaster relief is organized and maximally effective. All interested community groups, government agencies, businesses, faith based organizations and individuals are welcome. Contact Lisa Poziomek at (772) 562-2549 or visit www.saferirc.us.
Master Gardeners Plant Clinics: Have a plant question or need a soil pH test? Plant clinics are held at two locations each week. In Vero Beach, Master Gardener volunteers will be available from 9 a.m. to noon and 1-4 p.m., Mondays through Fridays, at the IRC UFL/IFAS Extension Office, 1028 20th Place, Vero Beach. In Sebastian, Master Gardener volunteers are available Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to noon, at the North IRC Library, 1001 C.R. 512, Sebastian. Open to all ages, with no fee. Call (772) 770-5030 in advance. Visit http://indian.ifas.ufl.edu.
Support group: Catholic Charities' Prison Ministry sponsors a support group for adult family members of persons incarcerated in prisons and jails. Meets from 10-11 a.m. on the second Saturday of each month at Saint John of the Cross Parish Hall, 2355 82nd Ave., Vero Beach. All discussions are kept confidential.
Vero Beach Elks Lodge sends cookies to soldiers: Homemade or store-bought cookies may be dropped off at 10 a.m. on the second Thursday of November and December (the group plans to go back to meeting on the third Thursday of every month after). Money donations for shipping costs are also appreciated. Bring cookies to Vero Beach Elks Lodge 1774, 1350 26th St. Vero Beach.
Wood carving class: 1-4 p.m. every Monday, taught by Joe Miller, at Crafts & Stuffs, 658 21st Street, Vero Beach. For more information, call (772) 562-0540.
Farmer's market and mercado: Fresh produce, baked goods, farm animals and more will be on the grounds of the Old Fellsmere School on the second and fourth Saturday of each month, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Vendor booths must be registered in advance. A 10-foot by 10-foot vendor space is $15, a mercado space is $20, and a ready-to-eat vendor booth is $25. There is an initial application fee of $15 for a business permit valid at the market. The applications are available online at the Fellsmere Farmer's Market and Mercado Facebook group page. For more information, call (772) 413-1784.
Free quit smoking now classes: The Quit Smoking Now Program is free of charge and provides free nicotine replacement therapy (patches, gum, or lozenges) while supplies last to those who are eligible. Class is available in the area. For more information or to register, call (877) 819-2357 or visit http://www.eahectobacco.com/
Sunrise Yoga classes: 6-7:30 a.m., Mondays and Wednesdays, offered by the North County Aquatic Center, 9450 County Road 512, Sebastian. Fee is $8 per class. The class is tailored to the abilities of the students. Every skill has an easy, intermediate, and advanced pose. All levels are welcome. For more information, call the North County Aquatic Center at (772) 581-7665.
Craft Club of Sebastian: Artists and crafters from Brevard, Indian River, Martin and St. Lucie counties are welcome. Meets September through April on the third Thursday of each month from 2-3 p.m. at the North Indian River County Library on County Road 512 in Sebastian. For more information, visit www.sebastiancraftclub.com/
New ongoing class: Started Sept. 12, Crafts & Stuff in the Miracle Mile Plaza by the VNA Thrift Shop. Local artist Marie Morrow, a teacher from the Vero Beach Museum of Art, will teach the class, "Learning to Paint without the Fear of Drawing." The class will teach a grid system that allows artists to transfer drawings from small formats to huge canvases and walls, as well as colors and color wheels. No previous art experience is required. This is an ongoing workshop; people may sign up for one class or several. Class space is limited. Intermediate and advanced students are welcome to participate in an open studio environment with feedback and technical support. Register in person at Crafts & Stuff. Call Anna Ross-Cook at (772) 562-0540.
Republican Women Aware (RWA) meets the second Thursday of each month at 11:30 a.m. at the Vero Beach Country Club, 800 30th Ave., Vero Beach, for a luncheon meeting. The public is invited. Reservations are required by calling Eve Rosen at (772) 581-7439 or emailing EveRosen@bellsouth.net.
Third Thursday dances: 7-10 p.m. on the third Thursday each month, all year, at Vero's Heritage Center, 2140 14th Ave. Sponsored by USA Dance. General fee is $10 per person. Singles, couples, all levels of dance ability welcome, with dressy/casual attire. Different popular ballroom dance style and theme each month. Group class with a professional instructor starts at 7 p.m.; social dancing follows. For more information, visit www.verodance.org.
Barefoot Bay Drifters Grief Support Group: VITAS Innovative Care offers a free grief support group in Barefoot Bay. Public is welcome. The group meets on first and third Wednesdays each month, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at Joe's Club South, 7951 Ron Beatty Blvd., Micco. For more information, call the VITAS Barefoot Bay office at (772) 664-1557.
PFLAG of Vero Beach, Inc. meets the second Monday and fourth Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm. Meetings are held at Unity Church, 950 43rd Ave. Vero Beach. For more information, call (772) 778-9835.
Sebastian Area Historical Museum is dedicated to preserving and displaying the history of the area with exhibits and artifacts from the Ais Indians, Pelican Island, Clothing, Family Life, Quilts, Fishing, Agriculture, and Early Transportation. The museum is located at 1235 Main Street, City Hall Complex, Sebastian and is open Tuesday thru Thursday (and Fridays during the season) from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Saturdays from 1 p.m. to 4. Admission is free and the reference library is open by appointment. Call (772) 581-1380.
Friends After Diagnosis breast cancer support group: Two groups meet at Indian River Medical Center, 1000 36th Street, Vero Beach. One meets on the third Saturday of each month, from 10-11 a.m., in the executive dining room off the cafeteria. The other meets on the second and fourth Monday of each month, from 2-3:30 p.m. in the Cancer Center. Anyone who is a survivor, caretaker, friend or family member who has been touched by breast cancer is welcome to attend. For more information, contact Lin Reading at (772) 978-9392 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spark of Divine Learning and Healing Center holds monthly meetings, workshops and classes including yoga, a drum circle, tarot reading and more. For more information, costs and a schedule, call (772) 257-6499 or visit www.meetup.com/spark-of-divine-spirit-unity-reiki-unconditional-love/events/calendar.
Garden walk with country care roses, weekends from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 14070 109th St., Fellsmere. For more information, call (772) 559-5036.
Friday farmer's market in downtown Vero Beach. For more information, call (772) 581-2746.
Men's singles tennis pyramid: Play runs from 6-8 p.m. every Thursday at the Riverside Racquet Complex, 350 Dahlia Lane, Vero Beach. This is an adult league for ages 18 and older; men's levels of 3.5/4.0. The fees are $2 per week for members and $5 per week for non-members (plus $1 light fee per hour when applicable). Participants must check inside the pro shop with the attendant on duty and pay before going to the courts. Players must register weekly by sending an email to Brian Orzel, singles pyramid coordinator at email@example.com by noon on Thursdays. A maximum of 14 players will be accepted for these pyramid or ladder format sets against three different opponents. For more information contact Gaby Dwyer, tennis supervisor, at (772) 231-4787 or contact Brian Orzel at (772) 538-0465.
Sunset Saturday night cruises: Oceanside Business Association of Vero Beach's sunset Saturday cruises on the second Saturday of the month located on the corner of Ocean Drive and Dahlia Lane. For more information, visit www.VeroBeachOBA.com.
Sunset at the plaza sponsored by Mulligan's Beach House will have arts, crafts, live music, kids eat free and more every Thursday from 5-8 p.m. at the Vero Beach Mulligan's, 1025 Beachland Blvd., Vero Beach.
Indian River Civic Association and the Florida Irish-American Society are conducting a food drive to benefit a local Veteran's Group Home. Every Wednesday at noon the Irish Club, located at 1314 20th Street in Vero Beach, invites the public for a home-made lunch and dessert while listening to the big band sound of a local senior musical group. All ages are invited, and the cost is $7, no reservation required. Please bring a non-perishable food item. Every month the IRCA distributes this food, along with fresh meat to the veterans. For more information, call (772) 913-1196 or (772) 569-1460.
Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge: Call the refuge at (772) 562-3909, Ext. 275, or visit fws.gov/pelicanisland/events
Italian-American War Veterans, Post No.3 and Women's Auxiliary, located at 2500 15th Ave., Vero Beach, holds business meetings at 7 p.m., on the second Wednesday of each month. Social meetings are held at 6 p.m., on the fourth Wednesday of the month. New members welcome. For information, call (772) 231-5673 or (772) 770-2558.
Vero Beach Railroad Station in downtown Vero Beach was originally built in 1903. It is on the National Register of Historic Places, and is open Tuesday from 10 a.m. until 1:30 p.m., and Wednesday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Visitors can tour the exhibit center and get a glimpse of local history from prehistoric times through World War II. There is a model train display that offers panoramic views of historical sites in Indian River County. The railroad station is located at 2336 14th Ave., Vero Beach. For more information, call (772) 778-3435.
Indian River County Historical Society preserves the artifacts, sites and structures related to Indian River County heritage and offers maps and directions to sites of historic interest throughout the county. The society is housed in a 1903 Vero Beach Train Station, located at 2336 14th Ave., Vero Beach, and is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. For more information, call (772) 778-3435.
The Heritage Bluegrass Band performs every Tuesday night, from 7:30-10 p.m. There is no admission charge and donations are appreciated. Light refreshments are available. The Heritage Center is located at 2140 14th Ave., Vero Beach.
Guided kayak tours: Visitors paddle along the Indian River Lagoon and enjoy nature at its tropical best. Experience the thrill of close encounters with dolphins, manatees and exotic birds. The guide is a master naturalist and U.S. Coast Guard captain. Cost is $47 each for a 2-1/2 hour tour. Reservations are required. Space is limited to 12 participants. For more information call (772) 234-3436.
Indian River Citrus Museum tells the story and preserves the artifacts, photographs and memorabilia of the pioneers who established the most distinguished citrus fruit in the world. Open Tuesday through Friday 10 a.m.-4 p.m., in the Heritage Center, 2140 14th Ave., Vero Beach. For more information call (772) 770-2263.
McKee Botanical Garden is an 18-acre botanical garden listed on the National Register of Historic Places and endorsed by the Garden Conservancy. This Florida hammock offers a diverse botanical collection, as well as several restored architectural treasures, the hall of giants and Spanish kitchen. Self-guided tours are available Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sunday from noon-5 p.m. It is closed Mondays and major holidays. Admission is $9 for adults, $8 for seniors and $5 for children. It is located at 350 U.S. 1, Vero Beach. It also has a gift shop, library and café. For more information, call (772) 794-0601 or www.mckeegarden.org.
McLarty Treasure Museum features treasures discovered from ancient Spanish ships wrecked in 1715, off of Indian River County's coast. Open seven days a week from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission is $1 for ages 6 and older. Located at 13180 A1A, Vero Beach, north of County Road 510. For more information, call (772) 589-2147.
Environmental Learning Center: An elevated boardwalk creates a trail through a mangrove forest, butterfly garden, native plant garden, wet labs and more. Also there are canoe tours, workshops and other activities. It's open daily, with one-hour tours offered throughout the week. There is no admission charge. Visitors can also see the Florida cracker-style home of poet Laura Riding Jackson on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon. The center is located at 255 Live Oak Drive, Vero Beach, south of the Wabasso Bridge. For more information call (772) 589-5050 or visit www.elcweb.org.
ORCA: Enjoy the Oslo Riverfront Conservation Area, 350 acres along the Indian River Lagoon in southern Indian River County. The trail system takes you through a variety of distinct natural communities. A canopy of live oaks, orchids, wild coffee bushes, mangrove wetlands and wildlife are part of the experience. There is a bird watching observation platform and tower and the "awesome pine," the largest slash pine tree in the world. Park is open daily from dawn to dusk, with weekly and monthly guided nature walks. There is no admission charge. For more information, call (772) 778-7200, Ext. 173.
St. Sebastian River buffer preserve: Hiking, jogging, walking and nature study are permitted throughout the preserve, except in areas posted as closed or restricted. Access point is off County Road 512, just west of Sebastian Middle School. The preserve is open for daily use only, except for overnight camping by permit. Horseback riding is allowed on Wednesday. Contact the preserve office to make camping reservations and obtain a permit at (321) 953-5004.
Environmental viewing area gives a close-up view of manatees and other wildlife during the winter months. Limited parking is available; see signage. It is west of the Vero Beach Municipal Power Plant on Indian River Boulevard, near the 17th Street Bridge, in Vero Beach.
Artists Guild Gallery, 1974 14th Ave., Vero Beach. Call (772) 299-1234 or visit www.artistsguildgalleryverobeach.com.
The Gallery at Windsor, 10680 Belvedere Square, Vero Beach. By appointment only. (772) 388-4071.
Gallery 14, 1911 14th Ave., Vero Beach. (772) 562-5525.
The Laughing Dog Gallery, 2910 Cardinal Drive, Vero Beach. Open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday. (772) 234-6711
Tiger Lily Art Studios and Gallery, 1903 14th Ave., Vero Beach. (772) 778-3443.
Vero Beach Museum of Art features exhibitions of international, national and state importance are shown throughout the year in four galleries. The museum also houses a gift shop store and is the largest teaching museum school in Florida. It is located at 3001 Riverside Park Drive, Vero Beach. For more information, call (772) 231-0707
BARS AND CLUBS
Capt. Hiram's Resort, 1580 U.S. 1, Sebastian. For a look at the full entertainment lineup, visit www.hirams.com. (772) 589-4345
Earl's Hideaway Lounge and Tiki Bar, 1405 Indian River Drive, Sebastian. Live Delta Blues music Tuesday nights by Ernie Southern. (772) 589-5700, (772) 388-2597 or www.earlshideaway.com.
J.J. Manning's Irish Pub, Wednesday night, wine and bingo night at 7 p.m.; Thursday, pub quiz night at 7 p.m. 740 S. Fleming St., Sebastian. (772) 589-1238. www.jjmanningirishpub.com
Kelley's Irish Pub, 484 21st St., B, Vero Beach, Friday night sing-along in the piano bar. (772) 567-3838.
Kilted Mermaid,1937 Old Dixie Highway Vero Beach. Open Tuesday-Saturday, 5 p.m.-1 a.m. Wednesday, open mic jam session; Thursday, trivia with Jason; Friday, live music; Saturday, live music. Call (772) 569-5533.
Long Branch Saloon, 2199 Seventh Ave., Vero Beach. (772) 569-4075.
Marsh Landing, 44 N. Broadway St., Fellsmere: Bluegrass jam every Thursday night from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Call for other entertainment schedules. (772) 571-8622.
Riverside Cafe, 1 Beachland Blvd., Vero Beach, Live entertainment. (772) 234-5550.
Tropical Inn Resort LGBT Brevard's Premier Gay & Lesbian Resort. Friday's female impersonator show; $15 includes two drinks. Seating starts at 8 p.m. Show starts at 9 p.m. Call for reservations. Saturday's Tiki Bar Poolside 2-10 p.m. Live performances and DJ JAM Masters. Sunday's, tiki bar poolside noon-10 p.m. T-dance, 4-8 p.m. Live performances and DJ JAM Master. The resort is located at 4700 Dixie Highway N.E. Palm Bay. For more information, call (321) 951-0350.
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