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Posted: 2014 Jul 04 - 06:34

THROUGH JULY 31

Turtle walks, Sebastian Inlet State Park, Sebastian, Fridays through Tuesdays, from June 1 through July 31 at 9 p.m. Learn about Florida's sea turtles and maybe see a nesting loggerhead sea turtle on a ranger-led tour. Cost: Park entry fees apply. For more information, visit www.floridastateparks.org/sebastianinlet/events.cfm.

THROUGH FRIDAY, AUG. 1

Summer sailing camp, The Moorings, Vero Beach, 9 a.m. Monday through Friday. Six one-week long camp sessions for beginning children sailors, ages 8 to 13. Cost: $250 per week. For more information, visit www.ysfirc.org.

THROUGH FRIDAY, AUG. 8

Sports and aquatics camp, Leisure Square, Vero Beach, 7:30 a.m. Nine weeks of full day summer camp programming for children 6-13 including volleyball, tennis, kickball, football and basketball. Cost: $90 per week for Vero Beach residents, $105per week for non-city residents. For more information, visit www.covb.org.

Aerial Antics Camp, Leisure Square, Vero Beach, 7:30 a.m. Full day summer program for children 6-13 including training in gymnastics, acrobatics circus aerial and dance. It is recommended students attend all nine weeks. Cost: $90 per week for Vero Beach residents, $105 per week for non-city residents. For more information, visit www.covb.org.

THROUGH FRIDAY, AUG. 15

Summer art camp, Vero Beach Museum of Art, Vero Beach, times vary. Features a variety of exciting art classes for children 4 to 16, Monday through Friday, through Aug. 15. Registration fees vary. For more information, visit www.verobeachmuseum.org.

FRIDAY, JULY 4

Indoor Picnic and Jam Session: 1-5 p.m., Sebastian Elks Lodge, 731 S. Fleming Street, Sebastian. Held between the city of Sebastian's 42nd annual Fourth of July parade and the fireworks' start at dusk. Hosted by Fred Cook and The North Star Band. Unlimited hot dogs and hamburgers, plus music. For more information, call (772) 589-1516.

Fourth of July Family Fun and Fireworks, Riverside Park, Vero Beach, 4 p.m. Free. Website: www.covb.org.

SATURDAY, JULY 5

Vero Beach International Music Festival: New event runs from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 520 Royal Palm Blvd., Vero Beach. From 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., the event is a family fiesta in the festival room. From 1-3:30 p.m., the event features student concerts with performances from students at the Mike Block String Camp (ages 7-70) in the sanctuary. From 4-8:30 p.m. (with a brief break at 6:30 p.m.), the Main Stage Performers will be featured. At 9 p.m., enjoy a barn dance with a live band. Local food vendors will be present during the entire festival. A day pass for ages 12 and older is $15; a kid pass (ages 5-11) is $5. For more information, visit www.verobeachinternationalmusicfestival.com/index.html.

Free Community Enjoyment Day: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Leisure Square, 3705 16th Square, Vero Beach. Free open house with use of the gym, a lifeguarded lap pool, volleyball, basketball, and open fields for casual soccer or kickball games, plus grassy shaded seating areas to relax with a picnic. For more information, call (772) 770-6500 or visit www.covb.org.

Free admission day, Environmental Learning Center, Wabasso, 9 a.m. Explore nature and learn about the local eco systems. Free. For more information, visit www.discoverelc.org.

MONDAY, JULY 7

Veterinary Basics class: 9 a.m. to noon, hosted by the Humane Society of Vero Beach and Indian River County, 6230 77th Street, Vero Beach. Open to children ages 8-11. Class offers an introduction to working with animals for children who dream of becoming a veterinarian, from performing a basic exam to working in teams to perform a mock spay surgery on a stuffed animal. Children receive a snack, training materials and a disposable stethoscope. $30. Space is limited. This class is also offered July 14. Register in advance by calling (772) 388-3331, Ext. 18.

MONDAY, JULY 7 - THURSDAY, JULY 10

Environmental summer camp, Environmental Learning Center, Wabasso, 8:30 a.m. The "Little Wonders" nature experience is for campers entering pre-K or kindergarten and are at least 4 years old. Cost: $55 for Environmental Learning Center members, $60 for non-members. For more information, visit www.discoverelc.org.

Environmental summer camp, Environmental Learning Center, Wabasso, 8:30 a.m. The "Our Living World" nature experience is for campers entering second and third grades. Cost: $55 for Environmental Learning Center members, $60 for non-members. For more information, visit www.discoverelc.org.

MONDAY, JULY 8

Downtown Christmas in July Pub Crawl: 6 p.m., Kilted Mermaid, 1937 Old Dixie Highway, Vero Beach. Benefit for the Marine Corps Toys for Tots program. Follow Santa from pub to pub, and buy a rubber duck to get a free beer. Pub crawl begins at 7 p.m. and finishes back at Kilted Mermaid, where Matt Rosman will perform live. Ducks will be catapulted into the pool at Waldo's on July 13. Four ducks will be drawn for prizes.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 10

Cultural Council of Indian River County presents "Art of Networking," Chelsea's on Cardinal, Vero Beach, 5 p.m. A networking opportunity for those interested in the arts. Cost: Free for Cultural Council members, $5 for non-members. For more information, visit www.cultural-council.org.

TUESDAY, JULY 8

Dog Care Basics class: 9 a.m. to noon, hosted by the Humane Society of Vero Beach and Indian River County, 6230 77th Street, Vero Beach. Open to children ages 8-11. Class offers information about dog breeds, dog behavior, basic dog health, dog training basics, and safety around dogs. Children receive a snack and will make a dog-related craft to take home. $25. Space is limited. This class is also offered July 15. Register in advance by calling (772) 388-3331, Ext. 18.

'Acupressure for Everyone:' Free workshop. 6-7 p.m., Alternative Medicine Family Care Center, 3408 Aviation Blvd., Vero Beach. Class offers natural solutions that may help with fatigue, radiating pain, deep aches, burning sensations, and more. Bring a partner. For more information, call (772) 778-8877 or visit www.AMFCC.info.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 9

Cat Care Basics class: 9 a.m. to noon, hosted by the Humane Society of Vero Beach and Indian River County, 6230 77th Street, Vero Beach. Open to children ages 8-11. Class offers information about cat breeds, cat care, cat behavior, basic cat health, handling a cat safely. Children receive a snack and will make a cat-related craft to take home. $25. Space is limited. This class is also offered July 16. Register in advance by calling (772) 388-3331, Ext. 18.

THURSDAY, JULY 10

Junior Humane Officer class: 9 a.m. to noon, hosted by the Humane Society of Vero Beach and Indian River County, 6230 77th Street, Vero Beach. Open to children ages 8-11. Class offers information about determining if an animal may need help, plus responsible animal care and safety and community laws. Children will receive a snack and a Junior Humane Officer tag on completing the course. $25. Space is limited. This class is also offered July 17. Register in advance by calling (772) 388-3331, Ext. 18.

FRIDAY, JULY 11

Animal Photography and Crafts class: 9 a.m. to noon, hosted by the Humane Society of Vero Beach and Indian River County, 6230 77th Street, Vero Beach. Open to children ages 8-11. Class offers basic photography information followed by photographng the shelter's animals. Children must provide their own digital camera and backup batteries; they will receive a snack and decorate a photo frame they can take home. $25. Space is limited. This class is also offered July 18. Register in advance by calling (772) 388-3331, Ext. 18.

FRIDAY, JULY 11 -- SATURDAY, JULY 12

Live in the Loop: 6:30-9:30 p.m., Riverside Theatre's driveway loop on Comedy Zone weekends. Friday, Wiley Nash Band (blues, rock) will perform; Saturday, Blue Cypress Bluegrass (bluegrass) will perform. No ticket required. No food, drinks or coolers allowed. Food and full bar and beer available for purchase. For more information, call guest services at (772) 231-6990.

Riverside Theatre presents "The Comedy Zone," Waxlax Stage, Riverside Theatre, Vero Beach, 7:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m. Featuring live music and comedians Paul Morrissey and Chris Killian. Cost: $16. For more information, visit www.riversidetheatre.com.

SATURDAY, JULY 12

Keep Indian River Beautiful marketplace returns: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., set up by the food court at the Indian River Mall, 6200 20th Street, Vero Beach. Indoor farmer's market with vendors offering produce, organic and botanical goods, art, upcycled goods, wood carvings, jewelry, nautical items, crafts, and more. For more information, contact KIRB at (772) 226-7738, visit www.kirb.org, or email keepirbeautiful@gmail.com.

'Hooked on Blues' event: 6-10 p.m., Archie's Seabreeze, 401 S. Ocean Drive, Fort Pierce. Hosted by the Blues Alliance of the Treasure Coast, with their newest band member, The Dixie Highway Band. For more information, call (772) 460-3888 or visit www.bluesalliance.org.

TUESDAY, JULY 15

'Auto-Immune Issues: Solutions & Relief:' Free workshop. 6-7 p.m., Alternative Medicine Family Care Center, 3408 Aviation Blvd., Vero Beach. Class offers natural solutions that may help with rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and other autoimmune disorders. For more information, call (772) 778-8877 or visit www.AMFCC.info.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 16

'How to Start a Small Business:' 9:30 a.m. to noon, Indian River Chamber of Commerce, 1216 21st Street, Vero Beach. Free workshop offering information on startup fundamentals, marketing, business planning, financing, licenses, employee issues, business structures, and taxation and regulation. For more information, call (888) 283-1177 or visit www.treasurecoast.score.org.

THURSDAY, JULY 17

Junior Humane Officer class: 9 a.m. to noon, hosted by the Humane Society of Vero Beach and Indian River County, 6230 77th Street, Vero Beach. Open to children ages 8-11. Class offers information about determining if an animal may need help, plus responsible animal care and safety and community laws. Children will receive a snack and a Junior Humane Officer tag on completing the course. $25. Space is limited. Register in advance by calling (772) 388-3331, Ext. 18.

Vero Beach Elks Lodge sends cookies to soldiers: Homemade or store-bought cookies may be dropped off at 10 a.m. on the third Thursday of every month. Money donations for shipping costs are also appreciated. Bring cookies to Vero Beach Elks Lodge 1774, 1350 26th St. Vero Beach.

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.

Roseland Jam Session: 1:30-3:30 p.m., Roseland Community Center, 12973 Bay Street, Sebastian. Held every Thursday, featuring acoustic country and bluegrass music. For more information, call Jackie at (772) 913-2182.

THURSDAY, JULY 18 - SUNDAY, JULY 27

Riverside Children's Theatre presents "Shrek the Musical," Anne Morton Theatre, Riverside Children's Theatre, Vero Beach. Show times and dates vary. Based on the Oscar winning DreamWorks film, the twisted fairy tale is irreverent fun for everyone. Cost: To be announced. For more information, visit www.riversidetheatre.com.

FRIDAY, JULY 19

United Way Bowling Tournament: 2 p.m., Vero Bowling, 929 14th Lane, Port St. Lucie. Hosted by Indian River County Sheriff's Office. $20 per person includes three games and shoes. Entry fee must be paid by July 11. Teams of four are encouraged to enter, friends and family welcome. Prizes for top three teams. For more information, contact Jera Payton at (772) 978-6162.

Caribbean night: 6-9 p.m., Sebastian Elks Lodge, 731 S. Fleming Street, Sebastian. Music provided by "Fiddlin' Steel Drums" with dancing and fun. Bring your own snacks but no drinks or coolers; the lounge will be open. Tickets are $7.50 and available at the lodge. Proceeds benefit Elks charities such as Children's Therapy Services, the youth camp in Umatilla, and local scholarships. For more information, call (772) 589-1516.

SATURDAY, JULY 20

'Heatwave, A Tribute to the Legendary Ladies of Motown:' Presented by Theatre-Go-Round Dinner Theatre in the Quilted Giraffe Restaurant, 500 U.S. 1, Vero Beach. Three-course dinner begins at 4:30 p.m., with the performance following at 6 p.m. Tickets are $55. For more information, call the box office at (772) 252-9341 or visit www.theatregorounddinnertheatre.com.

FRIDAY, JULY 25

Main Street Vero Beach presents "Downtown Friday," 14th Avenue Historic Downtown Vero Beach, 6 p.m. Theme: Bike Night. Live country rock music. Featured charity: American Red Cross. Free. For more information, visit www.mainstreetverobeach.org.

FRIDAY, JULY 25 -- SATURDAY, JULY 26

Riverside Theatre presents "The Comedy Zone," Waxlax Stage, Riverside Theatre, Vero Beach, 7:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m. Featuring live music and comedians Al Ernst and Greg Hall. Cost: $16. For more information, visit www.riversidetheatre.com.

SATURDAY, JULY 26

Keep Indian River Beautiful marketplace returns: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., set up by the food court at the Indian River Mall, 6200 20th Street, Vero Beach. Indoor farmer's market with vendors offering produce, organic and botanical goods, art, upcycled goods, wood carvings, jewelry, nautical items, crafts, and more. For more information, contact KIRB at (772) 226-7738, visit www.kirb.org, or email keepirbeautiful@gmail.com.

ONGOING EVENTS

Art exhibition, Vero Beach Museum of Art, Vero Beach. The museum presents "Walter Wick: Games, Gizmos and Toys in the Attic," through Sunday, Sept. 28. Museum admission fees apply. For more information, visit www.verobeachmuseum.org.

Send Our Soldiers Cookies meeting: Group meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 3 p.m., in the old Roseland Fire Department, 8025 129th Court, Roseland. For more information, call (772) 388-5920.

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 linreading@bellsouth.net.

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 orzelbp@gmail.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.

ART GALLERIES

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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