FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28
• Savor the Flavor Luncheon & Card Party: 11:30am located at the Vero Beach Community Center. Tickets are $10 (for tickets call 772-492-3434) Sponsored by GFWC Treasure Coast Women.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28 AND SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 29
• Howl at The Moon – Mardi Gras Nights: More than a dueling pianos show, Howl at the Moon is a high-energy music show. Come sing, dance, and howl as the most talented musicians perform your favorite rock, pop, and dance hits. February 28 and 29 at 7:30 p.m. Howl Tickets: $12 - $22 with free music at Live in the Loop outdoor stage. Howl performances take place on the Waxlax Stage at Riverside Theatre.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28 THROUGH
SUNDAY, MARCH 1
• Sip! See! Shop!: VBWFF West at the Vero Beach Outlets. The Vero Beach Wine and Film Festival launches the first in-season independent films extravaganza: VBWFF West- Best of Fest. The cinematic weekend celebration takes place February 28 – March 1 at the Vero Beach Outlets. Binge watch two days of important films, paired with opportunities to dialogue with filmmakers, and food and wine professionals. By having a Winter event, VBWFF creates an opportunity for more people to enjoy the cutting-edge film festival experience. On Saturday and Sunday Center shoppers and fest goers will experience a variety of food and wine pairings presented by Florida’s top culinary innovators. Passes available at VBWFF.COM
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28 THROUGH
SUNDAY MARCH 8
• 2020 St. Lucie County Fair: St. Lucie County Fair will be held on February 28 - March 8, 2020. The multi day fair will include 4-H/FFA shows and exhibits, livestock shows and sale, entertainment, demolition derby, midway rides, contests, vendors, specialty items, fair food and more. Hours: Monday - Thursday 4 p.m. - 11 p.m.; Friday 4 p.m. - 1:30 a.m.; Saturday noon - midnight; Sunday noon - 11 p.m. Located at Fairgrounds, 15601 West Midway Rd., Fort Pierce.
SUNDAY, MARCH 1
• EcoFest: Join us for EcoFest at the Environmental Learning Center (ELC) in Vero Beach on Sunday, March 1, from 11-4. EcoFest is Indian River County's favorite environmental festival. It's fun for the whole family. The Environmental Learning Center is a nonprofit organization located at 255 Live Oak Dr., Vero Beach, at the western base of the Wabasso Bridge on County Road 510. For details visit www.discoverelc.org or call (772) 589-5050.
TUESDAY, MARCH 10
• Bingo for Charity: Tuesday, March 10 from noon – 4:00 p.m. Sebastian Welcome Wagon Club is holding a Bingo and luncheon fundraiser to benefit local area charities. St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church, 901 Clearmont St., Sebastian. Lunch will be served at noon, followed by bingo games. $10 at the door, plus additional cost for bingo cards and basket raffles. For more information, contact Sharon Mikesell (772) 532-0808
THURSDAY, MARCH 12
• “Journey of a Lifetime: Europe & the Middle East”: will be shown by the Friends of the North Indian River County Library on Thursday, March 12th, at 2 p.m., in the Library meeting room. Experience the most spectacular places and wondrous sights of Europe and the Middle East, including the lost city of Petra and Jerusalem on Easter morning. This program is free and open to the public and refreshments will be served. The North Indian River County Library is located at 1001 Sebastian Boulevard, three miles west of U.S. 1. For more information call (772) 589-1355.
• Deep Disruption: Join us at at IRSC Vero Beach and Stuart campuses. Lectures at the Mueller Campus in Vero Beach are offered 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.; lectures at the Chastain Campus in Stuart take place 3 to 5 p.m. Doors open 30 minutes prior to the lecture. Lectures last approximately one hour and are followed by a moderated 30-minute question and answer session. “Deep Disruption: How Core Technologies Are Changing Our World & Shaping Current Events”. Behind today’s new products and services are a number of powerful technologies that reinforce one another. The result is massive disruption of industries, social structures and the post-World War II geopolitical institutions. From her days writing code in Silicon Valley, to her leadership in tech-based companies doing business globally, to her support for a brand new scientific discipline, Dr. Robin Burk has been on the cutting-edge of tech-driven change. She earned a Ph.D. Degree in artificial intelligence and information science, taught at West Point for over seven years after the attacks of 9/11, and served as a Chief Scientist at a major R&D organization addressing complex decisions for national security and commercial sectors.
FRIDAY, MARCH 13 THROUGH
SUNDAY, MARCH 22
• Firefighters' Indian River County Fair: Indian River County Fairgrounds, 7955 58th Avenue, Vero Beach. For more information call 772-663-8116 or visit www.firefightersfair.org.
SUNDAY, MARCH 29
• Paint the town: Kiwanis of Vero-Treasure Coast is hosting an event called "Paint the Town," on Sunday March 29th, 2020 at the Vero Beach Yacht Club. The evening event starts at 5:30 with a social hour and cocktails followed by dinner and entertainment. The night promises to be fun, and filled with surprise guests and raffles, and door prizes. Come and support Kiwanis and Kiwanis Youth in Action. You can participate in several silent auctions opportunities. The purpose of this event is to raise money for the Kiwanis Youth In Action Program, a program that provides free painting and general household repairs to needy residents in Indian River County. Proceeds from this event will go to support Kiwanis Youth In Action and Kiwanis scholarships. Located at Vero Beach Yacht Club, 3601 Rio Vista Boulevard, Vero Beach.
THURSDAY, APRIL 9
• Discussing Diplomacy and Women’s Rights: Join us at at IRSC Vero Beach and Stuart campuses. Lectures at the Mueller Campus in Vero Beach are offered 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.; lectures at the Chastain Campus in Stuart take place 3 to 5 p.m. Doors open 30 minutes prior to the lecture. Lectures last approximately one hour and are followed by a moderated 30-minute question and answer session. “A Year in Western Afghanistan–Discussing Diplomacy and Women’s Rights”. Monique Quesada is the Diplomat in Residence (DIR) based in Miami at Florida International University and Miami Dade College. Ms. Quesada has been a career Foreign Service Officer for the U.S. Department of State since 1988, serving in many countries including France, England, Morocco and Afghanistan. During Quesada’s assignment in Herat, Afghanistan, her mission was to establish a permanent civilian presence in Western Afghanistan by opening a new U.S. Consulate in the area. Her personal goal was to focus on women’s rights issues. Ms. Quesada’s lecture will highlight these experiences, while also addressing obstacles and outcomes along the way.
• The Sebastian Old Boys Welcoming New Players: Join us Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings from 8:00a.m. to 11:30a.m. Batting practice is conducted followed by two 7-inning games each day. The games are pick-up games with teams picked from players who show up that day. The age bracket is 50 and over and all skill levels are welcomed although some history of playing helps. The field is located at 1115 Barber St; Sebastian, Florida 32958 (Barber street sports complex). Turn South on Barber Street and go a quarter mile and the park with 4 fields is on the right. For more information Contact Bob Martin at 772-766-1589.
•Sewing Club Meets: The Florida Sewing Sew-Ciety [FSS] is a non-profit organization that welcomes all sewists - garment construction, quilters, home decor - with a focus on skill building and hands-on sewing at all levels: novice to experienced. The Vero Beach Chapter meets the third Monday of every month, year-round, at the St. Augustine Episcopal Church located at 475 43rd Avenue in Vero Beach at 9:30 a.m Join them to share and learn through our educational programs. The love of sewing is our common thread! For more information, contact Maryann at firstname.lastname@example.org or Susan at 772-567-6595 for further information.
• 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 Tuesday 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/
• 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.
• 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 the 1st. and 3rd Saturday of each month from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission is free and the reference library is open by appointment. Call (772) 581-1380.
• 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.
• 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.
• 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.
• 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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