FRIDAY, FEB. 8

• Cheers & Beers for a Healthy Lagoon: This is the annual VIP event leading up to the Florida Craft Brew and Wingfest Feb 16th. The VIP party for the 2019 Craft Brew & Wingfest is dubbed "Beers & Cheers For A Healthy Lagoon." The Sunrise Rotary Club has been a steadfast advocate for a healthier Indian River Lagoon and many of its charitable projects focus on improving lagoon health and education. Join us at Walking Tree Brewery for a private and exclusive sampling of the best local home brews on the treasure coast with chef crafted appetizers. Beers & Appetizers compete for best of show and you're the judge. We sell out every year, so get tickets early. Only $75. This event will be held at Walking Tree Brewery, 3209 Dodger Road, Vero Beach, 6:30 p.m. For more information and ti purchase tickets, visit tickets.beerfests.com/event/flcbwf-vip?fbclid=IwAR2NjM-JdQgqTLNA.47Ek9dQKp3y1XXhRtSalVAvVlZzJg8Tlket2W3ArkNY.

SATURDAY, FEB. 9

• 10th Annual Motor Car Exhibition: McKee Botanical Garden is celebrating its 10th Annual Motor Car Exhibition on Saturday, February 9, 2019 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm featuring Corvette, America’s Sports Car. McKee Botanical Garden’s annual motor car exhibitions have become a must-see event that draws thousands of car enthusiasts from all over the state of Florida. Admission is $12 for adults, $11 for seniors (65+), and $8 for children ages 3-12. McKee members and children under 3 are free. Advance tickets are available at the Garden’s Gift & Book Shop during regular business hours. McKee Botanical Garden is located at 350 US Highway 1, Vero Beach. For more information, call (772) 794-0601 or visit www.mckeegarden.org.

SUNDAY, FEB. 10

• Kashi Sunday Market: Hot Cinnamon Buns, cakes, (including gluten free), teas and organic coffee. Find great gifts and bargains from our many vendors including seasonal organic produce, local artists & crafters, jewelry, household and vintage items. Tarot readings, fairie hair and massages are available as well. Freshly-prepared organic Lunch Buffet from 12 - 1:30 p.m. $15. This event will be held at 11105 Roreland Rd., Sabastian.

TUESDAY, FEB. 12

• David Crosby in concert: 7 p.m., The Emerson Center, 1590 27th Ave., Vero Beach. Tickets range in price from $55 to $190 and can be purchased by calling (800) 595-4849 or visiting www.MusicWorksConcerts.com.

FRIDAY, FEB. 15 - SUNDAY, FEB. 17

• Thunder on the Beach Powwow: FIHA presents Thunder on the Beach in Vero. This will be a public event. Everyone is welcome. Intertribal dancing. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children, ages 6-12. Camping is available-primitive and RV sites. This event will be held at Indian River County Fairgrounds, 7955 58th Avenue, Vero Beach.

SATURDAY, FEB. 16

• IGNITE Wrestling Presents Destiny: Experience the energy. Experience the action. Experience the excitement. Experience the return of IGNITE Wrestling as we present Destiny! On Saturday, February 16, 2019, in Vero Beach, FL, as IGNITE Wrestling invades Walking Tree Brewery for an afternoon of non-stop entertainment. This event marks our third anniversary as the Treasure Coast's only pro wrestling company and will be one for the record books. Featured performers include Aaron Epic, Fred Yehi, Aspyn Rose, Troy Hollywood, Critical Mayhem, TECH, Kaci Lennox, Gabe Lacey, Skyler Moore, Kilynn King and more! Tickets start at $15 for general admission and $20 for ringside seating. Family Four pack deals are also available at the door on in advance. This event will be held at Walking Tree Brewery, 3209 Dodger Road, Vero Beach, 12 - 2 p.m. For more information or to purchase advance tickets, visit https://ignitewrestling.com/tickets/.

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 20

• The Sebastian Area Historical Society is proud to present "Laura Riding Jackson, Poet, Critic and Mentor”, presented by Susan Boyd of the Laura Riding Jackson Foundation at the North Indian River County Library, at 6 p.m.   Laura was born in New York and attended Cornell University.  After living in New York, England, and Majorca she eventually settled in Wabasso. This presentation will be held at the North Indian River County Library at 1001 Sebastian Blvd. (CR 512) at Roseland Road in Sebastian and is open to the public.  Admission is free and refreshments will be served.  This event is not sponsored by the North Indian River County Library. Come join us as we learn about this intriguing woman and what made her chose to settle in Wabasso.  Call 772 581-1380 if you have questions.

THURSDAY, FEB. 21

• Jonathan Edwards & Karla Bonoff: Jonathan Edwards & Karla Bonoff Jonathan Edwards - warm as summer sunshine, real as the truth, intimate as a long overdue visit between old friends ... such is a Jonathan Edwards concert. Four decades into a stellar career of uncompromising musical integrity, the man simply delivers, night after night - songs of passion, songs of insight, songs of humor, “Sunshine (Go Away Today),”and “Sometimes in the Morning.” - all rendered in that pure and powerful tenor which, like fine wine, has only grown sweeter with age. Karla Bonoff's legacy as a writer and perseverance as a performer are spoken best in a Billboard Magazine review of Karla's All My Life recording. "Long before Alanis and Jewel, there was a breed of singer/songwriter whose earthly anthems of soul-searching, heartache and joy touched souls in a way few can muster today." This event will be held at The Emerson Center, 1590 27th Avenue Vero Beach, 7 p.m. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit musicworksconcerts.tix.com/Event.aspx?EventCode=1080936 or call 772-(777) 9321.

SATURDAY, FEB. 23

• Ride Poverty Out of Town: Starts at 7 a.m., ends at noon. This is a premier cycling tour along the Indian River Lagoon National Scenic Byway. Enjoy world-class scenery on a ride filled with ocean views and historical sites such as the McLarty Treasure Museum, the site of the 1715 Spanish Treasure Fleet wreck, which gave the Treasure Coast its name. With SAG stops in Melbourne Beach and Sebastian Inlet, Ride Poverty Out of Town is an opportunity for riders to enjoy the sights, sounds and camaraderie of cycling while giving back to the community. Participants may choose a route of either 34 miles or a full century (100 miles). For full event information and to register, visit www.rideagainstpoverty.org.

FRIDAY, MARCH 1

• Gary Puckett and the Union Gap: Gary Puckett and the Union Gap was one of the most successful musical groups of the sixties before they disbanded in the seventies. Gary's unmistakable signature voice garnered six consecutive gold records and sold more records than any other recording act, including the Beatles, plus had top ten Billboard hits with “Young Girl,” “Woman Woman,” “Lady Willpower,” “Over You,” “This Girl is a Woman Now,” “Keep the Customer Satisfied,” “Don’t Give In to Him” and “Home.” Puckett has performed on more than thirty network television shows and prime time specials during his career and continues to tour nationally & internationally. This event will be held at The Emerson Center, 1590 27th Avenue Vero Beach, 7 p.m. For more information and to purchase tickets, call (800) 595-4849.

• 5th Anniversary Mardi Gras Celebration: Laissez les bons temps rouler (let the good times roll)! Dont miss the Mardi Gras Celebration featuring a sumptuous culinary tour of New Orleans, spirits, music, dancing, beads and all the fun of a carnival with some incredible surprises along the way! Come dressed in colorful Mardi Gras style or cocktail casual attire and get ready for a celebration like Indian River County has never seen before. Proceeds benefit the We Care Foundation of Indian River, for the We Care program; providing free health care services for Indian River County residents in need since 1991. This event will be held at Oak Harbor Club, 4755 S. Harbor Dr., Vero Beach, 6 - 10 p.m. For more information, visit www.wecareofirc.org/mardi-gras-celebration.

FRIDAY, MARCH 1 - SATURDAY, MARCH 2

• Mardi Gras Nights: Collect party beads from bartenders and servers. Revel in New Orleans style menu, live music and fun outside in front of the Theatre 6 - 9:30 p.m. We have tables and seats for approximately 100, but feel free to bring your lawn chairs. Then continue the fun inside at our dueling pianos show by purchasing tickets for a 7:30 or 8:30 p.m. showtime. This event will be held at 3250 Riverside Park Drive, Vero Beach. For more information, visit https://www.riversidetheatre.com/mardigras-nights.

FRIDAY, MARCH 15 - SUNDAY, MARCH 17

• ShrimpFest & Craft Brew Hullabaloo: Fourth Annual ShrimpFest & Craft Brew Hullabaloo! Three days of Shrimp, Craft Brews, Live Music, Vendors and Kids' Events! Free Entry & Free Parking. Our Shrimp Cook-off has local restaurants and food trucks competing for the coveted "Fourth Annual Golden Shrimp Award" for the best shrimp recipe. Complimenting the shrimp will be local Florida craft brews which you can enjoy while listing to live music. March 15th is our pre-St. Paddy's day party from 3 - 9 p.m., celebrate St. Paddy's day, Florida style. On Saturday, March 16th, food, beer, wine and music flow from 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. with a special Motorcycle Show & Ride-in from noon to 5 p.m. and a Florida Craft Beer Tasting from 1 - 4 p.m. ($35). Sunday, March 17th, the festivities start again at 10 a.m. and a car show from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Funds raised go to youth activities and prevention of child abuse. This event is a joint effort of the Rotary Club of Sebastian and Exchange Club of Fellsmere and is sponsored by the City of Sebastian. Funds raised help support youth sports activities, the prevention of child abuse and other youth oriented efforts. This event will be held at Riverview Park, Sebastian. For more information, visit https://www.allthingstreasurecoast.com/event/shrimpfest-and-craft-brew-hullabaloo/171834.

SATURDAY, APRIL 20

• Night Sounds at Sebastian Inlet: St. Johns Wood is a five-piece band that transports you back to the music of the 1960’s British invasion. This is the music that helped define a generation; it includes The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Who, The Kinks, The Zombies, The Animals, David Bowie, Eric Clapton and many more. Enjoy the music that is etched into the golden history of Roll ‘n’ Roll. The concert will take place at the pavilions on Coconut Point, located on the south side of Sebastian Inlet. The concert is free with regular park entry fees. This event will be held at Sebastian Inlet State Park, 14257 North A1A, Vero Beach, 6 - 9 p.m. For more information about St. Johns Wood visit https://www.facebook.com/St-Johns-Wood-226705954102460.

ONGOING EVENTS

• 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/

• 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.

• 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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FRIDAY, FEB. 8

• Cheers & Beers for a Healthy Lagoon:  This is the annual VIP event leading up to the Florida Craft Brew and Wingfest Feb 16th. The VIP party for the 2019 Craft Brew & Wingfest is dubbed "Beers & Cheers For A Healthy Lagoon." The Sunrise Rotary Club has been a steadfast advocate for a healthier Indian River Lagoon and many of its charitable projects focus on improving lagoon health and education. Join us at Walking Tree Brewery for a private and exclusive sampling of the best local home brews on the treasure coast with chef crafted appetizers. Beers & Appetizers compete for best of show and you're the judge. We sell out every year, so get tickets early. Only $75. This event will be held at Walking Tree Brewery, 3209 Dodger Road, Vero Beach, 6:30 p.m. For more information and ti purchase tickets, visit tickets.beerfests.com/event/flcbwf-vip?fbclid=IwAR2NjM-JdQgqTLNA.47Ek9dQKp3y1XXhRtSalVAvVlZzJg8Tlket2W3ArkNY.

SATURDAY, FEB. 9

• 10th Annual Motor Car Exhibition: McKee Botanical Garden is celebrating its 10th Annual Motor Car Exhibition on Saturday, February 9, 2019 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm featuring Corvette, America’s Sports Car. McKee Botanical Garden’s annual motor car exhibitions have become a must-see event that draws thousands of car enthusiasts from all over the state of Florida. Admission is $12 for adults, $11 for seniors (65+), and $8 for children ages 3-12. McKee members and children under 3 are free. Advance tickets are available at the Garden’s Gift & Book Shop during regular business hours. McKee Botanical Garden is located at 350 US Highway 1, Vero Beach. For more information, call (772) 794-0601 or visit www.mckeegarden.org.

SUNDAY, FEB. 10

• Kashi Sunday Market: Hot Cinnamon Buns, cakes, (including gluten free), teas and organic coffee. Find great gifts and bargains from our many vendors including seasonal organic produce, local artists & crafters,  jewelry, household and vintage items. Tarot readings, fairie hair and massages are available as well. Freshly-prepared organic Lunch Buffet from 12 - 1:30 p.m. $15. This event will be held at  11105 Roreland Rd., Sabastian.

TUESDAY, FEB. 12

• David Crosby in concert: 7 p.m., The Emerson Center, 1590 27th Ave., Vero Beach. Tickets range in price from $55 to $190 and can be purchased by calling (800) 595-4849 or visiting www.MusicWorksConcerts.com.

FRIDAY, FEB. 15 - SUNDAY, FEB. 17

• Thunder on the Beach Powwow:  FIHA presents Thunder on the Beach in Vero. This will be a public event. Everyone is welcome. Intertribal dancing. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children, ages 6-12. Camping is available-primitive and RV sites. This event will be held at Indian River County Fairgrounds, 7955 58th Avenue, Vero Beach.

SATURDAY, FEB. 16

• IGNITE Wrestling Presents Destiny:  Experience the energy. Experience the action. Experience the excitement. Experience the return of IGNITE Wrestling as we present Destiny! On Saturday, February 16, 2019, in Vero Beach, FL, as IGNITE Wrestling invades Walking Tree Brewery for an afternoon of non-stop entertainment. This event marks our third anniversary as the Treasure Coast's only pro wrestling company and will be one for the record books. Featured performers include Aaron Epic, Fred Yehi, Aspyn Rose, Troy Hollywood, Critical Mayhem, TECH, Kaci Lennox, Gabe Lacey, Skyler Moore, Kilynn King and more! Tickets start at $15 for general admission and $20 for ringside seating. Family Four pack deals are also available at the door on in advance. This event will be held at Walking Tree Brewery, 3209 Dodger Road, Vero Beach, 12 - 2 p.m. For more information or to purchase advance tickets, visit https://ignitewrestling.com/tickets/.

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 20

• The Sebastian Area Historical Society is proud to present "Laura Riding Jackson, Poet, Critic and Mentor”, presented by Susan Boyd of the Laura Riding Jackson Foundation at the North Indian River County Library, at 6 p.m.   Laura was born in New York and attended Cornell University.  After living in New York, England, and Majorca she eventually settled in Wabasso. This presentation will be held at the North Indian River County Library at 1001 Sebastian Blvd. (CR 512) at Roseland Road in Sebastian and is open to the public.  Admission is free and refreshments will be served.  This event is not sponsored by the North Indian River County Library. Come join us as we learn about this intriguing woman and what made her chose to settle in Wabasso.  Call 772 581-1380 if you have questions.

THURSDAY, FEB. 21

• Jonathan Edwards & Karla Bonoff:  Jonathan Edwards & Karla Bonoff Jonathan Edwards - warm as summer sunshine, real as the truth, intimate as a long overdue visit between old friends ... such is a Jonathan Edwards concert. Four decades into a stellar career of uncompromising musical integrity, the man simply delivers, night after night - songs of passion, songs of insight, songs of humor, “Sunshine (Go Away Today),”and “Sometimes in the Morning.” - all rendered in that pure and powerful tenor which, like fine wine, has only grown sweeter with age.  Karla Bonoff's legacy as a writer and perseverance as a performer are spoken best in a Billboard Magazine review of Karla's All My Life recording. "Long before Alanis and Jewel, there was a breed of singer/songwriter whose earthly anthems of soul-searching, heartache and joy touched souls in a way few can muster today." This event will be held at The Emerson Center, 1590 27th Avenue Vero Beach, 7 p.m. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit musicworksconcerts.tix.com/Event.aspx?EventCode=1080936 or call 772-(777) 9321.

SATURDAY, FEB. 23

• Ride Poverty Out of Town: Starts at 7 a.m., ends at noon. This is a premier cycling tour along the Indian River Lagoon National Scenic Byway. Enjoy world-class scenery on a ride filled with ocean views and historical sites such as the McLarty Treasure Museum, the site of the 1715 Spanish Treasure Fleet wreck, which gave the Treasure Coast its name. With SAG stops in Melbourne Beach and Sebastian Inlet, Ride Poverty Out of Town is an opportunity for riders to enjoy the sights, sounds and camaraderie of cycling while giving back to the community. Participants may choose a route of either 34 miles or a full century (100 miles). For full event information and to register, visit www.rideagainstpoverty.org.

FRIDAY, MARCH 1

• Gary Puckett and the Union Gap:  Gary Puckett and the Union Gap was one of the most successful musical groups of the sixties before they disbanded in the seventies. Gary's unmistakable signature voice garnered six consecutive gold records and sold more records than any other recording act, including the Beatles, plus had top ten Billboard hits with “Young Girl,” “Woman Woman,” “Lady Willpower,” “Over You,” “This Girl is a Woman Now,” “Keep the Customer Satisfied,” “Don’t Give In to Him” and “Home.” Puckett has performed on more than thirty network television shows and prime time specials during his career and continues to tour nationally & internationally. This event will be held at The Emerson Center, 1590 27th Avenue Vero Beach, 7 p.m. For more information and to purchase tickets, call (800) 595-4849.• 5th Anniversary Mardi Gras Celebration:  Laissez les bons temps rouler (let the good times roll)! Dont miss the Mardi Gras Celebration featuring a sumptuous culinary tour of New Orleans, spirits, music, dancing, beads and all the fun of a carnival with some incredible surprises along the way! Come dressed in colorful Mardi Gras style or cocktail casual attire and get ready for a celebration like Indian River County has never seen before. Proceeds benefit the We Care Foundation of Indian River, for the We Care program; providing free health care services for Indian River County residents in need since 1991. This event will be held at Oak Harbor Club, 4755 S. Harbor Dr., Vero Beach, 6 - 10 p.m. For more information, visit www.wecareofirc.org/mardi-gras-celebration.

FRIDAY, MARCH 1 - SATURDAY, MARCH 2

• Mardi Gras Nights:  Collect party beads from bartenders and servers. Revel in New Orleans style menu, live music and fun outside in front of the Theatre 6 - 9:30 p.m. We have tables and seats for approximately 100, but feel free to bring your lawn chairs. Then continue the fun inside at our dueling pianos show by purchasing tickets for a 7:30 or 8:30 p.m. showtime. This event will be held at 3250 Riverside Park Drive, Vero Beach. For more information, visit https://www.riversidetheatre.com/mardigras-nights.

FRIDAY, MARCH 15 - SUNDAY, MARCH 17

• ShrimpFest & Craft Brew Hullabaloo:  Fourth Annual ShrimpFest & Craft Brew Hullabaloo! Three days of Shrimp, Craft Brews, Live Music, Vendors and Kids' Events! Free Entry & Free Parking. Our Shrimp Cook-off has local restaurants and food trucks competing for the coveted "Fourth Annual Golden Shrimp Award" for the best shrimp recipe. Complimenting the shrimp will be local Florida craft brews which you can enjoy while listing to live music. March 15th is our pre-St. Paddy's day party from 3 - 9 p.m., celebrate St. Paddy's day, Florida style. On Saturday, March 16th, food, beer, wine and music flow from 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. with a special Motorcycle Show & Ride-in from noon to 5 p.m. and a Florida Craft Beer Tasting from 1 - 4 p.m. ($35). Sunday, March 17th, the festivities start again at 10 a.m. and a car show from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Funds raised go to youth activities and prevention of child abuse. This event is a joint effort of the Rotary Club of Sebastian and Exchange Club of Fellsmere and is sponsored by the City of Sebastian. Funds raised help support youth sports activities, the prevention of child abuse and other youth oriented efforts. This event will be held at Riverview Park, Sebastian. For more information, visit https://www.allthingstreasurecoast.com/event/shrimpfest-and-craft-brew-hullabaloo/171834.

SATURDAY, APRIL  20

• Night Sounds at Sebastian Inlet:  St. Johns Wood is a five-piece band that transports you back to the music of the 1960’s British invasion. This is the music that helped define a generation; it includes The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Who, The Kinks, The Zombies, The Animals, David Bowie, Eric Clapton and many more. Enjoy the music that is etched into the golden history of Roll ‘n’ Roll. The concert will take place at the pavilions on Coconut Point, located on the south side of Sebastian Inlet. The concert is free with regular park entry fees. This event will be held at Sebastian Inlet State Park, 14257 North A1A, Vero Beach, 6 - 9 p.m. For more information about St. Johns Wood visit https://www.facebook.com/St-Johns-Wood-226705954102460.

ONGOING EVENTS

• 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/ • 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. • 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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