'¢Cancer support group at Indian River Medical Center for patients with all types of cancer, their families and friends at the Cancer Center. The meetings will be the third Tuesday of each month from 5- 6:30 p.m. The Cancer Center is the first building on the right past the hospital. For more information, call (772) 567-4311, Ext. 1529.
'¢Exchange Club of Indian River meets Wednesdays from noon-1 p.m. at Culinary Capers, 737 22nd Street, Vero Beach. This civic club is a group of men and women working together to make our community a better place to live. For more information,
call (772) 532-4398, e-mail
firstname.lastname@example.org or visit,
www.exchangeclubofindianriver.or and www.bluewateropen.org.
'¢ The HIV support group meets on the fourth Tuesday of every month. Meetings are for HIV positive clients only. For more information, call Yvonne Lane, at (772) 794-7471, or John May, at (772) 794-7477
'¢ The Mental Health Association in Indian River County's new bipolar support group which will meet at the Mental Health Association offices, located at, 820 37th Place, Vero Beach, on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Family members and loved ones are also welcome to attend. For more information, call the MHA at (772) 569-9788.
'¢ The Vero Beach Shuffleboard Club practice games are played Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, from 9:15 a.m. until noon, at the Pocahontas Park courts, located at 14th Avenue and 21st Street, across from the main Post Office. The club provides the necessary equipment, and club members will provide instruction. For more information, call Ernie Henzler at (772) 569-8111.
'¢ The GFWC Treasure Coast Women meet the first Monday of each month at the Community Center, 2266 14th Ave., at 7 p.m. Women over 18 are welcome. This is a community service volunteer organization and we promote fellowship among women. For more information, visit www.gfwctreasurecoastwomen.org
'¢ The Treasure Coast Navy League holds dinner meetings on the second Thursday of each month, at The Heritage Center in downtown Vero Beach. The public may attend these meetings to learn about the Navy League. For more information, call (772) 770-3787.
'¢ The Florida Irish-American Society: The group meets on the second Thursday of the month, September through June, at 4 p.m., in their clubhouse, located at 1316 20th St., Vero Beach.
'¢ The Polish American Social Club has dinner and ballroom dancing every Friday night, with live bands. Dinner is from 6 to 7 p.m., followed by dancing from 7-10:30 p.m. Cost for members is $14 and $16 for guests. The club is located at 7500 North U.S. 1, Vero Beach.
'¢ Gifford Girls Tennis Club meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Gifford Park Tennis Court on the corner of 43rd Avenue and 49th Street in Vero Beach. For more information call, Freddie L. Woolfork at (772) 794-1005 Ext. 34, or Crystal Bujol at (772) 778-5118.
'¢ Alzheimer Caregiver Support Group: Meets the second Monday of every month at 11 a.m. at Alterra/Clairbridge Cottage, 420 Fourth Court, Vero Beach, and the fourth Friday of every month at 4 p.m. at 2501 27th Ave., Suite A-8, Vero Beach. For more information, call (772) 563-0505.
'¢ General Cancer Group meets every Thursday at 7 p.m. at Vero Beach Hematology Oncology, 981 37th Place, Vero Beach.
'¢ Man-to-Man Vero Beach meets the last Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. at the Indian River Unit Office, 3375 20th St., No.100, Vero Beach. For more information call (772) 562-2272
'¢Liberty Forum IRC presents 'Constitution 101.' Meetings are held once a month on the third Thursday of each month at the Vero Beach Community Center located at 2266 14th Avenue. It's a free interactive class that starts at 6:30 p.m. Nonprofit group's goal is to empower citizens by learning more about the Constitution and other founding documents.
'¢ Laryngectomee Club meets the last Thursday of the month at 4 p.m. at the Indian River Unit Office, 3375 20th St., No.100, Vero Beach.
'¢ Look Good, Feel Better program in Vero Beach meet on the first Thursday of every month at 1:30 p.m. at the Cancer Center at Indian River Medical Center. The program teaches female cancer patients beauty techniques to help restore their appearance and self-image during chemotherapy and radiation treatments. Pre-registration is required. To register for classes call (800) 227-9954.
'¢ Treasure Coast Ovarian Cancer Support Group meets the third Monday at 5 p.m., at Our Savior Lutheran Church, Room 7, 1850 Sixth Ave., Vero Beach. Call (772) 562-5373. The Lunch Bunch meets at Crispers, 1335 U.S. 1, Vero Beach at 1 p.m. on the first Wednesday of the month.
'¢ American Cancer Society, Indian River Unit,
board of directors meeting is held on the third Thursday at noon, at the First National Bank and Trust Company, 3730 Seventh Terrace, Vero Beach.
'¢ Relay for Life committee meeting is held the last Monday of the month at 5:30 p.m., at the Indian River Unit Office, 3375 20th St., No.100, Vero Beach.
'¢ COPE Support Group: The Indian River County Council on Aging with the Visiting Nurse Association offers a support group to help caregivers cope with the day-to-day care of a loved one. The group meets the third Thursday of every month. In Vero Beach, the group meets from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. in the Adult Day Care house at the Council of Aging Senior Center, 686 14th St., Vero Beach. For more information, call (772) 569-0760.
'¢Indian River Ostomy Association: Meets the third Monday at 7:30 p.m., in Indian River Memorial Hospital cafeteria at 1000 36th St., Vero Beach.
'¢ The Vero Beach Chick Lit Book Club focuses on the chick lit genre, featuring books written by women and focusing on young, quirky female characters. For more information call (772) 770-1861
'¢ Daughters of the British Empire: People of British descent, or the wives of British men, are invited to meet the ladies of the Lord Byron Chapter in Vero Beach. The meetings are held on the second Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call (772) 770-9684.
'¢Epilepsy Support Group
meetings are held every month at the Vero Beach Health Department auditorium. 1900 27th St., Vero Beach. For times and dates, call (561) 478-6515.
'¢ Exchange Club of the Treasure Coast: Business and professional individuals volunteer for community service and the clubs national project, the prevention of child abuse. Meetings are held the first and third Thursday of every month at Culinary Capers in Vero Beach. For more information, contact Ted Zamerski at (772) 532-6630.
'¢ Grief support group meets Monday at 7 p.m., at the Redeemer Lutheran Church, 900 27th Ave., Vero Beach. All sessions and lectures are free. For more information, call (772) 567-8193.
'¢ Parkinson Support Group meets the second Friday of every month at 1 p.m. at Indian River Estates, 2250 Indian Creek Blvd., West, Vero Beach. For more information, call (772) 563-0505, or Contact Lois Struck at (772) 388-5248.
'¢ PFLAG: Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays meet on the second Monday and the fourth Tuesday each month from 7-9 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 1590 27th Ave., Vero Beach.
'¢The Rotary Club of Vero Beach meets every Thursday, from noon-1 p.m. at the Quail Valley River Club on A1A. This "mother club" of Vero Beach rotary clubs, consisting of men and women, in existence since 1926, contributes to the youth of our community as well as to its Rotary International global projects which include Polio Plus, the almost eradication of polio worldwide. For more information, e-mail www.rotaryclubofverobeach.com or call (772) 569-3713.
'¢ Scottish Society of the Treasure Coast holds monthly luncheon meetings on Wednesdays. Annual dues are $25. For more information, call Richard Crawford, at (772) 589-3049, or Joyce Smith at (772) 231-5425.
'¢ Scrap bookers: Meet other Vero Beach scrap bookers to trade tips and talk about albums and page layouts. The monthly gathering is the last Saturday of every month from 5-10 p.m. The fee is $10 when you arrive, $5 each if you bring a friend who has not attended before. Bring eight to 12 photos of one subject or theme. Call Velena Thompson at (772) 567-4615 for more details and directions to Vero Beach Highlands.
'¢ Active Singles 50 Plus Club meets every Monday evening at 7:30 p.m. in the Senior Center, 694 14th St., Vero Beach. For more information, call Judith Robertson at (772) 569-1691.
'¢ Indian River Stamp Club meets the second and fourth Monday each month at 7:30 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, Indian River Boulevard and Royal Palm Boulevard in Vero Beach. For more information, call Dick Rustin at (772) 778-8426 or Jack Taylor at (772) 562-5247.
'¢ Surgical weight loss support group: Treasure Coast Bariatric at Indian River Memorial Hospital holds its meeting on the third Tuesday of every month in the Ambulatory Services Center (the building diagonally across the street from the main entrance of IRMH) from 6-7 p.m. A surgical weight loss informational seminar is held on the first Thursday of every month, from 6-7:30 p.m. in the fourth floor classroom of Indian River Memorial Hospital. The seminar is free and open to those who want to learn more about weight loss surgery. For more information, call (772) 794-1437.
'¢ Tai chi on the beach meets with Danny Quaranto from 5-6 p.m., Sundays at Jaycee Park, North A1A, in Vero Beach.
For more information, call Alternative Medicine Family Care Center, (772) 778-8877.
'¢ Toastmasters of Vero Beach meets every second and fourth Wednesday at 6:15 p.m. at St. Francis Manor. For more information, call Frank at (772) 778-3437.
'¢ Vero Beach Area Travel Professionals: Meetings are regularly scheduled for the second Thursday of each month. Call (772) 562-7771 for more information.
'¢ Vero Beach Christian Business Association meets the fourth Thursday of the month at 11:30 a.m. at Carrabba's on U.S. 1. Cost is $12 with advance reservations, $15 at the door. For more information, log onto www.vbcba.org or call (772) 299-4295.
'¢The Vero Beach Elks Club holds meetings the first and third Tuesdays of the month at 7:30 p.m. at the lodge located at 1350 26th St., Vero Beach, one block east of U.S. 1. For more information, call (772) 562-8450.
'¢ Women's Co-dependents Anonymous group: meets at Unity Church of Vero Beach located at 950 43rd Ave., Vero Beach, on Tuesdays, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. For more information, contact Angie at (772) 532-4218
'¢ Hatha yoga class will be held every Thursday in Vero Beach, at the Bethel Creek House Community Center on A1A, near Jaycee Beach, from 5:45-7 p.m. All levels are welcome. For information, call (772) 643-2213.
'¢ Introduction to yoga presented by Living Yoga, located at 333 17th St., Suite K, Vero Beach, from 1-3 p.m. It is a free workshop. Attendees receive a free class pass. Elise Mahovlich certified Kripalu yoga instructor will be the presenter.
'¢ Vero Equine Services and Training Center offers new classes and events. All take place at 8130 Eighth St., Vero Beach. Adult bareback classes for those 18 and older, will be held on Thursdays from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Cost is $20; youth bareback class is held on Saturday Mornings at 10 a.m. The class costs $15 for current students and $20 for non- students. No reservations required; bareback riding classes every Friday at 5:30 p.m. This is a group class. Cost is $20. For information, call (772) 564-2703.
'¢ Gifford Youth Activity Center has programs for seniors. All classes are free and all seniors are welcome to Gifford Youth Activity Center, 4875 43rd Ave, Vero Beach.
Senior blood screening: provided by VNA; please do not eat breakfast. 8:30 a.m. on the first Tuesday and third Thursday of every month.
Senior beginner computer classes: Every Monday and Friday at 9:30 a.m.
Senior advanced computer classes: Every Wednesday at 9:30 a.m.
Senior intermediate computer classes: Every Friday at 11:30 a.m.
Senior Bible study: Every Tuesday at 10:15 a.m.
Senior quilting/sewing classes: Every Tuesday at 12:30 p.m.
Senior arts & crafts classes: held the second Thursday of month at 10:15 a.m.
Senior presentations: Topics of senior interest is held the first and third Thursday of each month at 10 a.m.
Senior birthday celebration: covered dish lunch and movie; please bring dish to share on the last Thursday of month at 10:30 a.m.
For more information, call (772) 794-1005, Ext.27
'¢Coping with stress, anxiety and depression therapy group is being formed by the Mental Health Association in Indian River County. The Mental Health Association is located at the Kurtell Medical Center, 777 37th St., Suite D-104, Vero Beach. For more information, or to register contact Carolyn Kravitz at the Mental Health Association at (772) 569-9788.
'¢ Riverside Racquet Complex round robins, adult and youth clinics. Round robins:
Tuesday 9:30-11 a.m. (six courts); Wednesday 9:30-11 a.m. (six courts); Thursday 9:30-11 a.m. (six courts), and Thursday night 6 and 7:30 p.m. (four courts).
There is a light fee of $1 per hour, per court, per person. There is no for city members, $2 for county members, $4 for non-city members and $5 for non-county members. Call (772) 231-4787 Tuesday at 8 a.m. to sign up for the following week.
Adult clinics: adult skills and drills, Monday and Friday with Ken MacDougall from 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Mixed and split doubles clinics: Wednesday, from 11 a.m.-noon. A minimum of four people is required to run clinics. Sign up in tennis pro-shop. All levels welcome. Cost is $10 for city members, $11 for county members, $12 for non-members from the city and $14 for non-members from the county. Private lessons are available. Call the pro shop at (772) 231-4787.
'¢First step fitness: Classes for personal training for the plus-size woman who wants private attention without feeling insecure about the gym setting. For more information call (772) 713-7476
'¢ Dogs for Life training classes: Hearing ear dogs assist with alerting their owners to the telephone, someone knocking at the door, alarm clocks and smoke alarms.
Mobility assistance training dogs are trained to bring the phone, pick up dropped items and balance stabilization.
Pet assisted therapy Volunteers and dogs are trained to sit quietly while children read or offer comfort and companionship.
Leash dog park. Qualifying dogs must be inoculated, neutered and social. Call for orientation schedule. The cost is $250 annually.
Dog obedience classes at the Off-Leash Dog Park located at 12th Street and 16th Avenue in Vero Beach.
Registration is $50. Drop in class is $10. For more information call (772) 567-8969.
'¢ Square dance class: Bring a partner to the Vero Beach Community Center on 14th Avenue on Wednesday evenings from 6:30-8 p.m. The first night is free and thereafter, $4 per person. Casual dress. Call instructor Gib Mattson for more information at (772) 778-2054.
'¢ Vero Beach Exchange Club meets every Tuesday at noon at the River House in McWilliams Park. For more information call John Wurzburger, (772) 713-3245.
'¢ Arthritis water exercises meets Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Wabasso Elementary School at 4 p.m. Adult Education of Indian River County sponsors this.
For more information, call (772) 564-4940.
'¢ Schumann Hall Senior Center:
Monday, 10 a.m.-1:45 p.m. just for fun Bridge; 2-3 p.m. Zumba; 7-8:30 p.m. singles group.
Tuesday, 9-11 a.m. swing band dancing; noon- 3 p.m. card and board games; 3:15-4:15 p.m. Pilates.
Wednesday, 2-3 p.m. Zumba.
Thursday, 1-3 p.m. Dawn Mill's paint studio.
Friday, 9-11 a.m. Swing band dancing; 2 -3:15 p.m.; Pilates. For more information, call (772) 469-2062.
'¢ The Academy for the Performing Arts is offering music instruction for the beginner to the advanced student. Classes are available for anyone age 4 and older. Professional instructors are available for piano, voice, guitar, brass, woodwinds and percussion. For more information call (772) 562-7265, or visit academyinvero.org.
'¢ Living Yoga Studio will have gift classes on Fridays, from 5:30-7 p.m. All levels may attend. Class fee is by donations only. The studio is located at 333 17th St., Vero Beach. For more information, call (772) 978-1099 or visit the website
'¢ Drawing and sketching classes meet at 1 p.m. each Thursday. Structured lessons are taught by Mary Bennett. Held in the multimedia room at the Indian River County Main Library, located at 1600 21st St., Vero Beach. Both classes designed for adults and teens.
'¢ The Vero Beach Recreation Department offers the following ongoing classes and activities at its community center, located at 2266 14th Ave., Vero Beach.
A.M. aerobics classes are held at 9 a.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
Qigong (chi kung) Mondays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Cost is $5 per person. Peggy Thomas will be instructing this class.
Tai chi class at 5:30 p.m. Cost is $5. Instructor is Steve Hansen.
Country line dancing with Dottie, every Monday, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. This is an ongoing class that can be joined at anytime. Cost is $3 per person.
Intermediate country line dancing every Tuesday, at 7 p.m. This is an ongoing class that can be joined at anytime. Instructor is Lisa Johns-Grose. Cost is $5 per person.
Duplicate bridge every Thursday, from 12:30-4 p.m. Cost is $4 per person. Bridge director Sidney Stein runs this ongoing session.
For more information on any activity, call (772) 770-6517.
'¢ Advanced dance lessons every Wednesday, at 7 p.m. These classes are designed for advanced dancers only. To attend, you should have a good knowledge of the dance and its basic patterns from the Tuesday night classes. Advanced lessons in waltz, salsa, two-step, swing, cha-cha and foxtrot are offered call for the dance lesson that are being taught. This is a group dance lesson, you do not have to have a partner. Certified dance instructor Ray Duryea will teach the class. Cost is $7 per person, per lesson.
'¢ Friday night dance parties are held every Friday night at 7:45 p.m. Cost is $10 per person. D.J Ray Duryea will be playing the music of the 50s through today's popular dance tunes. BYOB, with mixers and munchies for sale. For more information, call The Vero Beach Community Center at (772) 770-6517, or Ray Duryea, at (772) 559-1137.
'¢ Group dance lessons every Tuesday at 5:30 p.m., and 7 p.m. Lessons in waltz, salsa, two-step, swing, cha- cha and foxtrot are offered. This is a group dance lesson; you do not have to have a partner. Certified dance instructor Ray Duryea will teach the class. Cost is $7 per person, per lesson. For more information call the Vero Beach Community Center at (772) 770-6517 or Ray Duryea, at (772) 559-1137.