WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3 - SATURDAY, APRIL 13

• Ghost Writer at Riverside: The Riverside Theatre, located at 3250 Riverside Park Drive in Vero Beach, presents "Ghost Writer" by Michael Hollinger. Novelist Franklin Woolsey dies mid-sentence, but his secretary Myra continues to take dictation. Attacked by skeptics, the press and Woolsey’s jealous widow, Myra sets out to prove she is more than an artful forger. Is she trying to steal Wooley’s legacy now that she cannot have his love, or might she truly possess a gift the world cannot understand? Performances will take place April 3, 4, 6, 7, 10, 13 and 14 at 2 p.m., April 3, 4, 9, 10 and 11 at 7:30 p.m. and April 5, 6, 12, and 13 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $55 and performances take place on the Waxlax Stage. For more information or ticket purchases, call 772-231-5860 or visit www.riversidetheatre.com.

• Art Auction for Homelessness: The Art Auction to benefit the Homeless in Vero Beach will take place on April 6 from 10:00 a.m to noon. Preview & meet & greet the local artists. The auction starts at 12 noon until 4:00 p.m. The auction will take place at Saint Augustine’s of Canterbury Church located at 43rd Ave. between 8th & 4th streets. Artists willing to donate paintings contact Fran Alibrio-Curran at (772) 644-0944 or e-mail: fcurran1954@gmail.com

SATURDAY, APRIL 6

• Young Artists Piano Concert: A Young Artists Piano Concert featuring Vero Beach Opera's five piano scholarship students will be held Saturday, April 6th at 2 p.m. in the sanctuary at Christ by the Sea United Methodist Church located at 3755 Highway A1A in Vero Beach. The concert is free and a reception with the artists will follow. Vero Beach Opera awards scholarships each year to a limited number of talented students from our area who show great promise and commitment to the study of piano, but who have limited resources available for study under the direction of Dr. Marcos Flores.Students performing this year include: Becca Harrison, Gabriel Knott, Andrew Miller, Thomas Miller and Alexander Ortiz Velez. Serving on the VBO scholarship committee are volunteers Kendra Haines (Chair), Rosemary Gagliardi, Shirley Goodell, Janie Gould, Debbie Pillorge and Jean Ueltschi. VBO President Dr. Joan Ortega-Cowan serves as chairperson of the scholarship committee which includes both vocal and piano scholarships. For more information about the scholarship program, call 772-569-6993 or visit www.VeroBeachOpera.org www.verobeachopera.org

SATURDAY, APRIL 13

• Vero Beach Easter Egg Hunt: The 59th Annual Easter Egg Hunt presented by the City of Vero Beach Recreation Department will be held Saturday, April 13 at Mulligan's Beach House Bar and Grill, located at 1025 Beachland Boulevard in Vero Beach. The hunting starts at 10:00 a.m. This is a free event and is for ages 0-9. Every participant gets a prize. This Easter Egg Hunt is sponsored by Mulligan's Beach House and will be behind Mulligan's on the beach for ages 4-9 and up on the grass for ages 0-3. For more information, call 770-6500 or 772-567-2144 or visit www.covb.org and click on Recreation.

• Genealogy Conference: The Indian River Genealogical Society and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Family History Center are pleased to announce the 2019 Indian River Genealogy Conference. This free conference will be held on Saturday, April 13 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints meetinghouse located at 3980 12thStreet in Vero Beach. This annual conference offers a full day of free one-hour genealogy classes. The classes are appropriate for beginning to experienced family historians. One-on-one consultations to help understand DNA testing will be available as well as personal assistance in the Family History Center. Lineage societies, IRGS Genealogy Interest Groups, the Archive Center and Genealogy Department of the Indian River County Main Library and others will be available in the exhibit hall. Door prizes will be awarded. Pre-registration is not required to attend but is encouraged. To pre-register, go to www.tinyurl.com/IRGC2019. In-person registration begins at 8:00 am on the day of the conference. Attendees may bring their own lunch or visit an area restaurant For more information, visit www.irgs.org or find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/irgconf.

SUNDAY, APRIL 14

• St. Cecilia’s Mass: On Sunday, April 14, 2019, the First Presbyterian Church of Vero Beach will present *Messe solennelle en l’jonneur de Sainte Cecile *(Solemn Mass in honor of St. Cecilia) by Charles Gounod. Two free performances will take place during the 9am and 11am services in the church sanctuary at 520 Royal Palm Boulevard, Vero Beach. There is no ticket needed. For more information, call (772) 562-9088 or visit www.facebook.com/FirstPresVero.

TUESDAY, APRIL 16 - TUESDAY, APRIL 30

• Legally Blonde at Riverside: The Riverside Theatre, located at 3250 Riverside Park Drive in Vero Beach, presents "Legally Blonde" with music and lyrics by Nell Benjamin and Laurence O’Keefe, book by Heather Hach, and based on the novel, Legally Blonde, by Amanda Brown . Fabulously fun and filled with flashy song-and-dance numbers, Legally Blonde follows the exploits of effervescent sorority girl Elle Woods and her plans to follow her Ivy League ex-boyfriend to Harvard Law School. Determined to get him back, she charms her way into the prestigious law school. While there, she ends up teaching the intellectual elite a thing or two by winning a difficult case with her unique expertise and cheery outlook. Along the way, Elle quickly realizes her potential and finds true love. This award-winning comedy is based on the novel by Amanda Brown and the subsequent hit film starring Reese Witherspoon. Performances will take place on April 16, 17, 18, 24, 25 and 30 at 7:30 p.m., April 17, 20, 21, 24, 25, 27 and 28 at 2 p.m., and April 19, 20, 26 and 27 at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $35. For more information or ticket purchases, call 772-231-5860 or visit www.riversidetheatre.com.

FRIDAY, APRIL 19

• Riverside Backstage Tours: The Riverside Theatre, located at 3250 Riverside Park Drive in Vero Beach will host backstage tours on Friday, April 19 at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Explore the back stage of Riverside Theatre with a guided tour of the various shops, stand on stage where the actors perform, and experience the history of Florida’s largest professional theatre. Tickets are $5 or free for members $100 and up. For more information or ticket purchases, call 772-231-5860 or visit www.riversidetheatre.com.

• Comedy Zone at Riverside: The Riverside Theatre, located at 3250 Riverside Park Drive in Vero Beach will host The Comedy Zone Experience on April 19 at 7:30 p.m. Riverside’s showcase of professional comedians touring the comedy circuit takes the Waxlax Stage. Comedians are Norm Stultz and Gid Pool. Tickets for comedian showcase are $12 - $18. Free music at the Live in the Loop outdoor stage. For more information or ticket purchases, call 772-231-5860 or visit www.riversidetheatre.com.

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.

• Easter on the Farm: Easter on the farm at LaPorte Farms, located at 129th Street off Roseland Road in Sebastian, on April 20 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Come join the fun & meet the Easter bunny! The event will feature a mechanical bull, Home Depot Kid's Workshop, a Corn bin, arts & crafts, Gem mining, face painting, pony ride, great food and more. Admission is $1 per person. Additional charges for pony rides & food etc Vendors welcome! All vendors wanting to participate in our event. Please register on our website. Have any questions or concerns? Please don't hesitate to call us or e-mail us at (772)633-0813 or Laura@LaPorteFarms.com

• Comedy Zone at Riverside: The Riverside Theatre, located at 3250 Riverside Park Drive in Vero Beach will host The Comedy Zone Experience on April 20 at 9:30 p.m. Riverside’s showcase of professional comedians touring the comedy circuit takes the Waxlax Stage. Comedians are Norm Stultz and Gid Pool. Tickets for comedian showcase are $12 - $18. Free music at the Live in the Loop outdoor stage. For more information or ticket purchases, call 772-231-5860 or visit www.riversidetheatre.com.

SATURDAY, APRIL 27 - SUNDAY, APRIL 28

• Howl at the Moon at Riverside: The Riverside Theatre, located at 3250 Riverside Park Drive in Vero Beach will present Howl at the Moon on April 27 at 7:30 p.m. and April 28 at 8:30 p.m. 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 from the 80’s, 90’s, and today! Local musicians will continue to perform on our outdoor stage between Howl performances. Tickets are $12-$22. For more information or ticket purchases, call 772-231-5860 or visit www.riversidetheatre.com.

SATURDAY, MAY 4

• Riverside for Kids Birthday Party: The Riverside Theatre, located at 3250 Riverside Park Drive in Vero Beach will host Riverside Theater for RT Kids Birthday Party on Saturday, May 4 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. A celebration of the performing arts for kids, this annual event features performances, children’s entertainers, and hands-on activities. Ticket are free. For more information, call 772-231-5860 or visit www.riversidetheatre.com.

SATURDAY, MAY 4

• Riverside for Kids Birthday Party: The Riverside Theatre, located at 3250 Riverside Park Drive in Vero Beach will host Riverside Theater for RT Kids Birthday Party on Saturday, May 4 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. A celebration of the performing arts for kids, this annual event features performances, children’s entertainers, and hands-on activities. Ticket are free. For more information, call 772-231-5860 or visit www.riversidetheatre.com.

FRIDAY, MAY 17 - SATURDAY, MAY 18

• Comedy Zone at Riverside: The Riverside Theatre, located at 3250 Riverside Park Drive in Vero Beach will host The Comedy Zone Experience on Friday, May 17 at 7:30 p.m. and May 18 at 9:30 p.m. Riverside’s showcase of professional comedians touring the comedy circuit takes the Waxlax Stage. Comedians are Ron Feingold and John Charles. Tickets for comedian showcase are $12 - $18. Free music at the Live in the Loop outdoor stage. For more information or ticket purchases, call 772-231-5860 or visit www.riversidetheatre.com.

SATURDAY, MAY 18

• Night Sounds Concert: The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Sebastian Inlet State Park will hold the next show in the Night Sounds concert series on Saturday, May 18. Hosted by the Friends of Sebastian Inlet State Park, the concert will showcase recording artist the Penny Creek.Band. The Penny Creek Band plays heart-felt, hard driving bluegrass music. Combining traditional bluegrass, vintage country, fresh originals material, tons of energy and excitement. The Penny Creek Band provide smooth harmonies, heavy rhythm, and dynamic instrumentation. Their music delivers tons of variety that keeps the audience on the edge of their seats while tapping their toes. The concert will take place at the pavilions on Coconut Point, located on the south side of Sebastian Inlet located at 9700 South A1A in

Melbourne Beach. The concert is free with regular park entry fees. For more information about the concert please call (772) 388-2750 or (321) 984-4852 or visit www.floridastateparks.org/sebastianinlet. org

FRIDAY, MAY 24 - SATURDAY, MAY 25

• Howl at the Moon at Riverside: The Riverside Theatre, located at 3250 Riverside Park Drive in Vero Beach will present Howl at the Moon on Friday, May 24 at 7:30 p.m. and May 25 at 8:30 p.m. 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 from the 80’s, 90’s, and today! Local musicians will continue to perform on our outdoor stage between Howl performances. Tickets are $12-$22. For more information or ticket purchases, call 772-231-5860 or visit www.riversidetheatre.com.

THURSDAY, MAY 30 - FRIDAY, MAY 31

• Riverside for Kids with Junie B. Jones: The Riverside Theatre, located at 3250 Riverside Park Drive in Vero Beach will host a delightful musical adaptation of the children’s book about a young girl, who is “almost six,” and the adventures she encounters on her first day of school, and beyond on Thursday, May 30 at 7:30 p.m. and Friday, May 31 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Ticket are $10. For more information or ticket purchases, call 772-231-5860 or visit www.riversidetheatre.com.

FRIDAY, MAY 31 - SATURDAY, JUNE 1

• Comedy Zone at Riverside: The Riverside Theatre, located at 3250 Riverside Park Drive in Vero Beach will host The Comedy Zone Experience on Friday, May 31 and Saturday, June 1 at 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Riverside’s showcase of professional comedians touring the comedy circuit takes the Waxlax Stage. Comedians are: Al Ernst and Carmen Vallone. Tickets for comedian showcase are $12 - $18. Free music at the Live in the Loop outdoor stage. For more information or ticket purchases, call 772-231-5860 or visit www.riversidetheatre.com.

FRIDAY, JUNE 7 - SATURDAY, JUNE 8

and

FRIDAY, JUNE 21 - SATURDAY, JUNE 22

• Howl at the Moon at Riverside: The Riverside Theatre, located at 3250 Riverside Park Drive in Vero Beach will present Howl at the Moon on Friday, June 7-8 at 7:30 and 8:30 p.m, and June 21-22 at 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. 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 from the 80’s, 90’s, and today! Local musicians will continue to perform on our outdoor stage between Howl performances. Tickets are $12-$22. For more information or ticket purchases, call 772-231-5860 or visit www.riversidetheatre.com.

SATURDAY, JUNE 8

• Vero Beach Tropical Night Luau: The Youth Guidance 42nd Annual Tropical Night Luau is scheduled for Saturday, June 8, 2019 from 7:00 to 11:00pm. Each year our event becomes bigger and better, with more fun and festivities. This year we have changed our location to the beautiful Clubhouse at Oak Harbor to accommodate more people, with all the activities taking place in one area. To get in the spirit of the Luau, guests are adorned with Hawaiian leis as they arrive. The Luau includes dining, dancing to Gypsy Lane Band and a fabulous evening with friends. There will also be an exciting silent and live auction. Tickets are $130 each and include an elegant tropical buffet and three free drinks. To purchase tickets or for more information, call 772-492-3933 or visit www.youthguidanceprogram.org.

FRIDAY, JUNE 14 - SATURDAY, JUNE 15

• Comedy Zone at Riverside: The Riverside Theatre, located at 3250 Riverside Park Drive in Vero Beach will host The Comedy Zone Experience on Friday, June 14 and June 15 at 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. Riverside’s showcase of professional comedians touring the comedy circuit takes the Waxlax Stage. Comedians are: Peter Fogel and Ben Jones. Tickets for comedian showcase are $12 - $18. Free music at the Live in the Loop outdoor stage. For more information or ticket purchases, call 772-231-5860 or visit www.riversidetheatre.com.

FRIDAY, JUNE 21 - SATURDAY, JUNE 22

• Riverside Theater's Education Shrek Jr.: The Riverside Theatre, located at 3250 Riverside Park Drive in Vero Beach will host an event based on the popular animated films and featuring the songs from the movies, Shrek, Jr. will leave audiences laughing with their favorite green ogre. The event will take place on Friday, June 21 at 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. and Saturday, June 22 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets are $10. For more information or ticket purchases, call 772-231-5860 or visit www.riversidetheatre.com.

SUNDAY, JUNE 23

• Lionfish Festival: The annual Sebastian Lionfish Fest, held on Sunday, June 23 at Capt Hirams, located at 1580 US Highway 1 in Sebastian and features a lionfish tournament, cook-off, educational experience, and live entertainment! The event is designed to raise awareness and protect our coastal ecosystems against this harmful, invasive species. For more information, visit www.sebastianlionfishfest.com.

SATURDAY, JUNE 29

• The Vero Vino Wine & Food Festival: Present the 2nd annual "Have Pianos Will Duel" concert June 29th at 6pm. Some of Indian River's brightest high school music students will attend an intense workshop in the morning and perform a full jazz concert with a vocalist that evening. Mr. Jacob Craig, Music Director at First Presbyterian Church of Vero Beach, will facilitate the workshop toteach the fundamentals of formulating a professional quality ensemble while maximizing an aesthetic experience with limited rehearsal".* The "Have Pianos Will Duel" concert is to be held on June 29 at Unity Spiritual Center from 6pm-8pm...950 43rd Ave. in Vero Beach. Doors open at 5:15pm with wine and refreshments available. It is free and open to the public with a suggested donation of $10. Space is limited and last year was standing room only, so RSVP at {772} 538-1181.

FRIDAY, JULY 5 - SATURDAY, JULY 6

and

FRIDAY, JULY 19 - SATURDAY, JULY 20

• Howl at the Moon Vegas Nights: The Riverside Theatre, located at 3250 Riverside Park Drive in Vero Beach will present Howl at the Moon - Vegas Nights on July 7-8, and 19-20 at 7:30 and 8:30 p.m. 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 from the 80’s, 90’s, and today! Enjoy our exciting Las Vegas-style casino night parties with live entertainment inside and outside the theatre. The authentic casino-style gaming tables are provided for entertainment purposes only. All proceeds will benefit children and family programming at Riverside Theatre. (Must be 18 year or older to play.) Tickets are $12-$22. For more information or ticket purchases, call 772-231-5860 or visit www.riversidetheatre.com.

FRIDAY, JULY 12 - SATURDAY, JULY 13

and

FRIDAY, JULY 26 - SATURDAY, JULY 27

• Comedy Zone Vegas Nights: The Riverside Theatre, located at 3250 Riverside Park Drive in Vero Beach will host The Comedy Zone Experience - Vegas Nights on July 12 and 13, and 26 and 27 at 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. Patrons are invited to our exciting Las Vegas-style casino night parties with live entertainment inside and outside the theatre. Play a game of chance at the blackjack and craps tables, or get a lucky hand at Caribbean poker. Play with our funny money and then cash in your winnings for a chance to win some great prizes. Comedians to be determined. Free outdoor concerts are held in the Live In The Loop on Comedy Zone weekends. The authentic casino-style gaming tables are provided for entertainment purposes only. All proceeds will benefit children and family programming at Riverside Theatre. (Must be 18 year or older to play.). For more information or ticket purchases, call 772-231-5860 or visit www.riversidetheatre.com.

FRIDAY, JULY 19 - SATURDAY, JULY 20

• Riverside Theater's Education: The Riverside Theatre, located at 3250 Riverside Park Drive in Vero Beach will host a performance adapted from the celebrated book by Roald Dahl, Matilda, a musical about a little girl with telekinesis that overcomes life’s obstacles to help her teacher. The event will take place on Friday, July 19 at 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. and Saturday, July 20 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets are $10. For more information or ticket purchases, call 772-231-5860 or visit www.riversidetheatre.com.

FRIDAY, JULY 26

• Riverside Theater's Education: The Riverside Theatre, located at 3250 Riverside Park Drive in Vero Beach will host a performance, Rascals Revue, showcasing our stars with this revue starring young performers and featuring hits from various Broadway shows. The event will take place on Friday, July 26 at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets are $10. For more information or ticket purchases, call 772-231-5860 or visit www.riversidetheatre.com.

FRIDAY, AUG. 2 - SATURDAY, AUG. 31

(VARIOUS DATES)

• Howl at the Moon at Riverside: The Riverside Theatre, located at 3250 Riverside Park Drive in Vero Beach will present Howl at the Moon on August 2-3, 9-10, 16-17, and 30-31 at 7:30 and 8:30 p.m. 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 from the 80’s, 90’s, and today! Local musicians will continue to perform on our outdoor stage between Howl performances. Tickets are $12-$22. For more information or ticket purchases, call 772-231-5860 or visit www.riversidetheatre.com.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 3

• RT Star’s Back To School Party: The Riverside Theatre, located at 3250 Riverside Park Drive in Vero Beach will present, in Partnership with the Education Foundation of Indian River County, this celebration of the performing arts will include performances for kids and by kids with interactive displays to get children ready for school. The event will take place on Saturday, August 3 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 772-231-5860 or visit www.riversidetheatre.com.

• Riverside Dance Festival: The Riverside Theatre, located at 3250 Riverside Park Drive in Vero Beach will present to the public a showcase of a two-week dance intensive study by the children’s theatre students and professional instructors from Dimensions Dance Company of Miami. The event will take place on Saturday, August 3 at 2 p.m. For more information, call 772-231-5860 or visit www.riversidetheatre.com.

FRIDAY, AUG. 9 - 10

and

FRIDAY, AUG. 23 - 24

• Comedy Zone at Riverside: The Riverside Theatre, located at 3250 Riverside Park Drive in Vero Beach will host The Comedy Zone Experience on Friday, Aug. 9-10, and Aug. 23-24 at 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. Riverside’s showcase of professional comedians touring the comedy circuit takes the Waxlax Stage. Comedians are yet to be determined. Tickets for comedian showcase are $12 - $18. Free music at the Live in the Loop outdoor stage. For more information or ticket purchases, call 772-231-5860 or visit www.riversidetheatre.com.

FRIDAY, SEPT. 13 - SATURDAY, SEPT 28

(VARIOUS DATES)

• Howl at the Moon at Riverside: The Riverside Theatre, located at 3250 Riverside Park Drive in Vero Beach will present Howl at the Moon on Sept., 13-14 and 27-28 at 7:30 and 8:30 p.m. 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 from the 80’s, 90’s, and today! Local musicians will continue to perform on our outdoor stage between Howl performances. Tickets are $12-$22. For more information or ticket purchases, call 772-231-5860 or visit www.riversidetheatre.com.

FRIDAY, SEPT. 9 - 10

and

FRIDAY, SEPT. 20 - 21

• Comedy Zone at Riverside: The Riverside Theatre, located at 3250 Riverside Park Drive in Vero Beach will host The Comedy Zone Experience on Sept. 9-10 and 20-21 at 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. Riverside’s showcase of professional comedians touring the comedy circuit takes the Waxlax Stage. Comedians are yet to be determined. Tickets for comedian showcase are $12 - $18. Free music at the Live in the Loop outdoor stage. For more information or ticket purchases, call 772-231-5860 or visit www.riversidetheatre.com.

ONGOING EVENTS

•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 mwyentzer@hotmail.com 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 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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