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FRIDAY MAY 7

• Gallery Stroll Downtown Vero Beach: Galleries and businesses in historic downtown Vero Beach participate in the First Friday Gallery Stroll held from 5 to 8 p.m. on the first Friday of every month. The stroll takes place along 14th Avenue from 19th Street to 23rd Street and the surrounding area. Both galleries and select businesses exhibit new artwork each month in a lively gallery reception atmosphere.

SUNDAY MAY 9

• Concealed Carry Weapon Course: A concealed carry weapon course will be held on Monday May 9 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Indian River County Shooting Range.

Concealed Carry Course includes basic firearm safety and proper use of a firearm. Student will receive information about the process for applying for Florida Concealed Weapon License. Upon successful completion of the course students will receive a certificate that may be used to apply for Florida’s Concealed Weapon License. This course includes shooting live ammunition on a shooting range. Must be 21 or older to attend this class.

The course fee is $130.

The IRC Shooting Range is located at 10455 102nd Ter in Sebastian.

WEDNESDAY MAY 12

• Moonlight and Magnolias: Tickets are on sale now for the next Vero Beach Theatre Guild show, Moonlight and Magnolias, opening May 12 and running through May 23. Moonlight and Magnolias is a comedy set in 1939 Hollywood. Producer David O. Selznick has shut down production of his film adaption of Gone With the Wind because he doesn’t like either the screenplay or his director. So Selznick recruits screenwriter Ben Hecht, who he offers $15,000 if he can write a new screenplay in five days.

The show runs from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

For more information or to purchase tickets, $15-$30, visit -  www.verobeachtheatreguild.com, call (772) 562-8300, or email -  verobeachtheatreguild@gmail.com.

The box office is open Mondays through Fridays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and one hour before show times.

The Vero Beach Theatre Guild is located at 2020 San Juan Ave., Vero Beach.

SATURDAY MAY 15

• Fierce Entertainment: IGNITE Wrestling presents an afternoon of fierce entertainment as the Treasure Coast's ONLY locally owned and operated pro wrestling company returns to Walking Tree Brewery on Saturday May 15 from noon to 3 p.m. This event features our women's tag team tournament as well as multiple debuts from some of the best wrestlers on the indy scene today! Tickets range from $5 to $30. Purchase tickets here - https://ignitewrestling.com/tickets/.

Learn more at - https://www.ignitewrestling.com.

For details email Kim Artlip at - kim@ignitewrestling.com or call (772) 999-0857

Walking Tree Brewery is located at 3209 Dodger Rd in Vero Beach.

SATURDAY MAY 15 and SUNDAY MAY 16

• Vero Beach Seafood Festival: Bring your appetite to Riverside Park in Vero Beach on May 15th and 16th for some delicious seafood and tropical drinks.

The Vero Beach Seafood Festival will showcase a wide selection of seafood vendors. And Under the shade of the park's 300-year-old oak trees you will find everything from clothing, jewelry, hats, artwork, décor and much more. There will also be great live entertainment as well, and be on the lookout for pirates and beautiful mermaids. This family-friendly event will also have a Kids Fun Zone where the young ones can play per play.

Admission is free and parking is free.

The Vero Beach Seafood Festival takes place Saturday, May 15th from 10am to 6 pm and Sunday, May 16th from 10am to 5pm.

For more information on the event please visit -  https://www.pottcevents.com/verobeachseafoodfestival.html.

Riverside Park is located at 3258 Riverside Park Drive in Vero Beach.

The Vero Beach Seafood Festival Fest takes the coronavirus very seriously and precautions will be in place protect visitors and vendors.

SUNDAY MAY 16

• Spring Concert Fundraiser: The First Presbyterian Youth String Orchestra will present a Spring Concert on Sunday May 16 at 4 p.m. in the sanctuary at the First Presbyterian Church in Vero Beach.

The Youth String Orchestra Musical will perform Benjamin Britten's Young Apollo, Opus 16, for piano, string quartet, and String Orchestra featuring Becca Harrison, the Saint-Saens Cello Concerto, Mvt. I, featuring Evan Robinet, Metamorphosen for 23 Strings by Strauss, and a piece entitled Orawa by Polish classical and film composer Wojciech Kilar.

Admission is free, however donations are encouraged either during the performance or online at the church website - https://bit.ly/3n5yOQv. The suggested donation per person is $10.

Masks and social distancing will be required, and the sanctuary seating is limited to the first 150 people.

The Spring Concert on May 16th will serve as a fundraising event to help offset the costs of a trip from Vero Beach to Aspen, Colorado for the 2021 Aspen Music Festival in August.

The First Presbyterian Church is located at 520 Royal Palm Boulevard in Vero Beach.

For more information contact Ginger Lagemann, Music and Arts Administrator, at (772) 562-9088 or ginger@firstpresvero.org.

Learn more at - https://www.firstpresvero.org/events.

Thursday May 20

• Art at the Emerson: You're Invited to our 'Meet the Artist' reception at the Emerson Center in Vero Beach on Thursday May 20 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Come meet the various artists whose work will be featured in our latest exhibit -'The Human Element'. The exhibit runs throughout May and June.

Learn more on our website - https://artattheemerson.com/the-human-element-june-july.

The Emerson Center is located at 1590 27th Ave. in Vero Beach.

SATURDAY JUNE 5

• 52nd Annual Sport Fishing Offshore Tournament: The Florida Sport Fishing Association is hosting their 52nd Annual Offshore Slam fishing tournament on June 5 off Port Canaveral.

A Captain’s party will be held Friday, June 4, at the Kiwanis Island Park Recreation Center located at 951 Kiwanis Island Park Road on Merritt Island. It starts 5:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend.

More than $22,000 is available in General Awards, including $5,000 for the Big Fish Prize, and $3,000 for General Slam.

Early registration is now open at - www.Offshoreslam.com. The first 120 teams to register will receive a Captain’s Bucket. Online raffle tickets are also available at that site. All ages are welcome. There are Ladies and Junior angler prize categories this year too.

Proceeds support marine education in local junior and high schools, building offshore artificial reefs, kids fishing clinics and the fishing sport community throughout east central Florida.

For more information, visit - www.fsfaclub.org.

Monday June 14 through Saturday June 27

• Drama is Fun at VBHS Summer Camp: Sign up for the 2021 Vero Beach High School summer camp.

Eligible campers are those entering 2nd grade to students entering 9th grade in the fall. Students from any county are eligible to sign up.

Register here - https://bit.ly/3t84XZl.

Students will learn a full musical, with music and full orchestra, lights, sound, costumes, and set.

The counselors run the show technically while the campers perform in the show.

This year's show is Madagascar JR. The camp dates are June 14-25.

Performances will be June 25 and 26 at 7:30 p.m.

SATURDAY JULY 10

• NBHA FL03 District Show: The Indian River Riding Club will host The National Barrel Horse Association FL03 District Show from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday July 10. Exhibition: 5 p.m.; Show: 7 p.m.; $300 ADDED; Fees: Open $35; Youth $30; Senior $10; Non-Member Fee $10. The Indian River Riding Club is located at 6250 37th St. in Vero Beach. Learn more at -  https://www.nbhafl03.com/shows/.

WEDNESDAY JULY 14

• One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest: Tickets are on sale now for the Vero Beach Theatre Guild's production of One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest. It opens on July 14 and runs through July 25.

The show runs from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

For more information or to purchase tickets, $15-$30, visit -  www.verobeachtheatreguild.com, call (772) 562-8300, or email - verobeachtheatreguild@gmail.com.

The box office is open Mondays through Fridays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and one hour before show times.

The Vero Beach Theatre Guild is located at 2020 San Juan Ave., Vero Beach.

ONGOING EVENTS

• Vero Beach Farmers Market: The Farmers Market Oceanside Vero Beach is open weekly every Saturday from 8-Noon on Ocean Drive at Humiston Park.

The Market's mission is to provide healthy, fresh foods and horticultural products to the patrons of our market. You will find a great selection of produce, citrus, seafood, fresh breads, pastries, botanicals, locally grown landscape plants, honey, spices, healthy drinks, homemade dog treats and more. Local musicians also perform adding to the friendly atmosphere!

We also wish to encourage our shoppers to visit Vero's unique beachside shopping district and delicious restaurants nearby, many are within walking distance of the market.

The Farmers Market Oceanside is pet-friendly, but all animals must be on a leash at all times.

Learn More at - https://www.verobeachoba.com/farmers-market.

• Twilight Night Shoots are back!: Night shooting on Thursdays is back at the Indian River County Public Shooting Range by popular demand.

The range will be open again from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. on Thursdays going forward.

The IRC Shooting Range is located at 10455 102nd Ter in Sebastian.

Questions? - contact Jerry Seldes at (772) 226-3096.

• Capt's Karaoke: Join us at Capt Hiram's Resort for karaoke from Good Times Entertainment! Every Sunday at 6 p.m. on the Tiki Stage. Capt Hiram's Resort is located at 1580 US Highway 1 in Sebastian. Learn more at - https://www.facebook.com/CaptHiramsResort or call (772) 388-8588.

• Nature Connects at McKee Botanical Garden: Sean Kenney’s Nature Connects® Made with LEGO® Bricks is an award-winning and record-breaking exhibition that uses beautiful works of art made from simple toy blocks to explore animal endangerment, the balance of ecosystems, and mankind’s relationship with nature. This beautiful, inspirational exploration of art and nature open in November and can be seen at the McKee Botanical Garden through April 25, 2021.

Produced by Imagine Exhibitions, Nature Connects presents a playful spin on traditional sculptural art—making it accessible to guests of all ages and backgrounds.

The narratives, along with the intricate displays, also explore the importance of conservation, the balance of ecosystems, predator/prey relationships, as well as the relationships between humankind and the natural world.

Come explore the beauty and wonder of Sean Kenney’s Nature Connects Made with LEGO® Bricks, open Tuesday – Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sunday Noon – 5 p.m. The last admission ticket is sold at 4 p.m.

Admission: $15 Adults, $13 Seniors (65+)/Youth (13-17), $10 Children (2-12). McKee members and children under 2 free.

Tickets are available to purchase at McKee Botanical Garden and at - www.mckeegarden.org. The McKee Botanical Garden is located at 350 US Highway 1 in Vero Beach.

• Motown Tuesdays: Curtis Hill aka Mr. Motown performs every Tuesday at Cobalt starting at 6 p.m. $5 beers, $8 wines, & $10 martinis. Learn more at -  https://cobaltrestaurant.com/about or call (772) 469-1060. Cobalt is located at 3500 Ocean Drive in Vero Beach.

• Family Fun at Countryside Family Farms!: Children’s activities, outdoor market, farm attractions for kids including kiddie train, mower-go-round, jump pillow, rat rollers and barnyard ball zone, plus lunch offerings from El Sid Taco Trailer, ice cream, slushies, and more! Hours vary for each week’s special activity, so visit - www.CountrysideFamilyFarms.com for all the details!

Countryside Family Farms is located at 6325 81st Street in Vero Beach. Admission is Free. However to access The Jump Pillow, Orange Blossom Express, Rat Rollers, Barnyard Ball Games, Corn Hole, Air Cannon, and Mower-Go-Round purchase a $5 Fun Pass which is good from 10 - 2 p.m.

• Gallery Stroll Downtown Vero Beach: Galleries and businesses in historic downtown Vero Beach participate in the First Friday Gallery Stroll held from 5 to 8 p.m. on the first Friday of every month. The stroll takes place along 14th Avenue from 19th Street to 23rd Street and the surrounding area. Both galleries and select businesses exhibit new artwork each month in a lively gallery reception atmosphere.

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