SATURDAY, MAY 18

• Vero Beach Street Market: The Indian River Mall, located at 6200 20th Street in Vero Beach, will hold it's monthly indoor street market on Saturday, May 18 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with raffles, fresh produce available and a spring fashion show presented by Macy's. The market will be located in and around the food court inside the mall. Door prizes will benefit the Humane Society of Indian River County. For more information, call (772) 770-9404 or visit www.indianrivermall.com

SUNDAY, MAY 19

• ISDTC) Spiritual Services: Spark of Divine LLC, located at 1789 Old Dixie Highway in Vero Beach, will hold a unique Sunday Service; an interactive experience celebrating the Divine in our lives through healing, inspirational learning and guided meditation. The services center on God’s most precious gifts – Love and Understanding. We invite you to experience a sense of the Infinite Presence within yourself in an unconditional atmosphere of love and fellowship. The service will take place from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Sunday, May 19. For more information, call 772-257-6499 or visit www.sparkofdivine.com.

SUNDAY, MAY 26

• Founder's Day and Tree Dedication The City Tree and Beautification Commission is recognizing the day Vero Beach was incorporated in 1919, followed by a Family Day Celebration in Riverside Park. The event will take place at MacWilliam Park, located at 3341 Bridge Plaza Drive in Vero Beach on Sunday, May 26 beginning at 1:30 p.m. For more information, email mbdfl@comcast.net

FRIDAY, MAY 31

On Friday, May 31 from 6-9 p.m., the Downtown Street Party will take place in Historic Downtown Vero Beach, located at 14th Street; featuring live music, street vendors, food, drink and a hometown party atmosphere. Free to attend. Family and dog friendly. Presented by Main Street Vero Beach (MSVB). For more information, call (772) 643-6782 or visit www.mainstreetverobeach.org/downtown-friday

MONDAY, JUNE 10

• Friends After Diagnosis Meeting: “Rapid Changes in Oncology” will be the topic of the June 10 meeting of Friends After Diagnosis, an organization serving women with cancer. Dr. Raul Storey, of Florida Cancer Specialists, will be the guest speaker. The 90-minute meeting begins at 2:00 p.m. and will be held at Friendship House, the Friends After Diagnosis facility at 3404 Aviation Boulevard in Vero Beach. There is no cost for the meeting, which welcomes women who have had a cancer diagnosis and their caregivers. Other monthly Friends meetings are the fourth Monday of the month at 2:00 p.m. at Friendship House, the first Saturday of the month at 10:00 a.m. at the Sebastian River Medical Center conference room next to the cafeteria, and the fourth Saturday at 10:00 a.m. at Friendship House. For more information about this and other upcoming meetings and events, visit FriendsAfterDiagnosis.com or call 772-770-9700.

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, Saturday June 29 at 6 p.m. 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.

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.

ONGOING EVENTS

• North Indian River County Library Events: All events are free and open to the public. North IRC Library, located at 1001 Sebastian Boulevard in Sebastian.

• The Pop-Up Crafter: Every 2nd & 4th Tuesday at 1 p.m. We provide the tools, you provide the creativity during our “crafting bee” sessions! Meet new friends to craft with! From sewing to yarn crafts to scrapbooking, we have what you need.

• Classic Films with a Twist: First Thursday of each month, 1:30 p.m. Refreshments served and a short movie trivia contest with prizes.

• Book-a-Tech: Every Wednesday, 1-3 p.m. Schedule 1-on-1 training with tech librarian. Must bring own device and registration is required. For more information and schedule, call (772) 589-1355 or www.irclibrary.org

• Yoga at the Museum: Series of classes is open to all levels and runs Nov. 5 through Dec. 3. Held from 9-10 a.m., Vero Beach Museum of Art, 3001 Riverside Park Drive, Vero Beach. Register in advance for the series: $45 for members, $65 for non-members. Drop in fee of $15 per class. For more information, call (772) 231-0707 or visit www.vbmuseum.org/

• Road to Victory Military Museum: Saturdays from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. The Military Museum presents the Road to Victory Military Museum in Memorial Park in downtown Stuart 319 SE Stypmann Boulevard. Free to attend, but donations are appreciated. 1941 US Army Barracks now housing a military museum filled with military artifacts, weapons, books, uniforms, equipment and vehicles collected as donations from all US involved wars and countries. A not for profit 501(c)3 museum run by volunteers. For more information, call (703) 835-4166 or visit www.facebook.com/roadtovictory.

• Qigong / Meditation: Series of classes is open to all levels and runs Nov. 6 through Dec. 4. Held from 8-9:15 a.m., Vero Beach Museum of Art, 3001 Riverside Park Drive, Vero Beach. Register in advance for the series: $45 for members, $65 for non-members. Drop in fee of $15 per class. For more information, call (772) 231-0707 or visit www.vbmuseum.org/

• Adult Fall Term Classes: Museum Art School classes hosted by the Vero Beach Museum of Art, 3001 Riverside Park Drive, Vero Beach, will run through Dec. 7. Call (772) 231-0707, visit www.vbmuseum.org/

• Book-a-Tech: Every Wednesday, 1-3 p.m., North Indian River County Library, 1001 Sebastian Blvd., Sebastian. Schedule 1-on-1 training with tech librarian. Must bring own device. Free, registration required. For more information, call (772) 589-1355 or visit www.irclibrary.org.

• Magic: the Gathering: Every Wednesday through December, 6-8 p.m., Brackett Library, 6155 College Lane, Vero Beach. Play the popular card game in a variety of styles. Beginners are welcome, no experience required, all rules will be taught. We have a few decks you can borrow to learn how to play. Snacks and beverages will be provided. No entry fee, no card restrictions, just Magic. Ages 18+. Call Hollie at (772) 226-3080 for more information.

• Coloring and Coffee: 9-10 a.m. every Tuesday, hosted by the Indian River County Recreation Department at the iG Center, 1590 Ninth Street S.W., Vero Beach. Anyone ages 51 and older is welcome to enjoy coffee, donuts, and coloring books and supplies, as well as a chance for coloring zen to release stress and socialize with others. The cost $1 per person. For more information, call Scott Seeley, (772) 226-1729.

• 'Mommy and Me' classes: 2-3 p.m., every Tuesday, hosted by the Indian River County Recreation Department at the iG Center, 1590 Ninth Street S.W., Vero Beach. These classes will offer stretching, yoga, playtime, more. $1 per person. For more information, call Scott Seeley, (772) 226-1729.

• Restless Leg Syndrome support group: There is new updated information to share regarding this debilitating disease, as well as free brochures. For more information, call Mary at (423) 390-1187.

• Sunbonnet Sue Quilters meeting, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Thursdays, at St. Augustine Episcopal Church, 475 43rd Ave., Vero Beach. Join in the art of quilting. Bring your project or join in a charity project. Membership fee is $35/year. For more information contact Helen Marner, (772) 257-6967, or email helenmarner@Gmail.com.

• Country Line dance classes: 5:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Vero Beach Community Center, 2266 14th Ave., Vero Beach. $5 per class. For more information, call (609) 294-2901 or email djentertainmentplus@yahoo.com.

• Dinner: 5-6:30 p.m., every Friday evening, American Legion Post 189, 807 Louisiana Ave., Sebastian. Three entrees to choose from, two sides, salad, rolls, tea, coffee, water and dessert. For more information, call (772) 473-0720.

• Vero Beach Historical & Ghost Walking Tour: Tour of the haunted and historic sights begins at 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday, in front of the Driftwood Resort, 3150 Ocean Drive, Vero Beach. Please arrive 15 minutes ahead of the tour and park on Ocean Drive or another public parking area, not in business’ parking. Tour lasts approximately one hour. $12 for adults, $5 for ages 12 and younger. For more information, contact Thomas Adams at (772) 559-5966 or visit facebook.com/VBwalkingtour.

• Send Our Soldiers Cookies meeting: Group meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 3 p.m., in the old Roseland Fire Department, 8025 129th Court, Roseland. For more information, call (772) 388-5920.

• SAFER Indian River County: Meets every first Wednesday, 8:30 a.m., in the United Way Community Room, 1836 14th Ave., Vero Beach. An organization dedicated to making certain that Indian River County disaster relief is organized and maximally effective. All interested community groups, government agencies, businesses, faith based organizations and individuals are welcome. Contact Lisa Poziomek at (772) 562-2549 or visit www.saferirc.us.

• Master Gardeners Plant Clinics: Have a plant question or need a soil pH test? Plant clinics are held at two locations each week. In Vero Beach, Master Gardener volunteers will be available from 9 a.m. to noon and 1-4 p.m., Mondays through Fridays, at the IRC UFL/IFAS Extension Office, 1028 20th Place, Vero Beach. In Sebastian, Master Gardener volunteers are available Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to noon, at the North IRC Library, 1001 C.R. 512, Sebastian. Open to all ages, with no fee. Call (772) 770-5030 in advance. Visit http://indian.ifas.ufl.edu.

• Support group: Catholic Charities’ Prison Ministry sponsors a support group for adult family members of persons incarcerated in prisons and jails. Meets from 10-11 a.m. on the second Saturday of each month at Saint John of the Cross Parish Hall, 2355 82nd Ave., Vero Beach. All discussions are kept confidential.

• Vero Beach Elks Lodge sends cookies to soldiers: Homemade or store-bought cookies may be dropped off at 10 a.m. on the third Thursday each month. Money donations for shipping costs are also appreciated. Bring cookies to Vero Beach Elks Lodge 1774, 1350 26th St. Vero Beach.

• Wood carving class: 1-4 p.m. every Monday, taught by Joe Miller, at Crafts & Stuffs, 658 21st Street, Vero Beach. For more information, call (772) 562-0540.

• Farmer’s market and mercado: Fresh produce, baked goods, farm animals and more will be on the grounds of the Old Fellsmere School on the second and fourth Saturday of each month, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Vendor booths must be registered in advance. A 10-foot by 10-foot vendor space is $15, a mercado space is $20, and a ready-to-eat vendor booth is $25. There is an initial application fee of $15 for a business permit valid at the market. The applications are available online at the Fellsmere Farmer’s Market and Mercado Facebook group page. For more information, call (772) 413-1784.

• Free quit smoking now classes: The Quit Smoking Now Program is free of charge and provides free nicotine replacement therapy (patches, gum, or lozenges) while supplies last to those who are eligible. Class is available in the area. For more information or to register, call (877) 819-2357 or visit http://www.eahectobacco.com/

• 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.

• Republican Women Aware (RWA) meets the second Thursday of each month at 11:30 a.m. at the Vero Beach Country Club, 800 30th Ave., Vero Beach, for a luncheon meeting. The public is invited. Reservations are required by calling Eve Rosen at (772) 581-7439 or emailing EveRosen@bellsouth.net.

• Barefoot Bay Drifters Grief Support Group: VITAS Innovative Care offers a free grief support group in Barefoot Bay. Public is welcome. The group meets on first and third Wednesdays each month, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at Joe’s Club South, 7951 Ron Beatty Blvd., Micco. For more information, call the VITAS Barefoot Bay office at (772) 664-1557.

• PFLAG of Vero Beach, Inc. meets the second Monday and fourth Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm. Meetings are held at Unity Church, 950 43rd Ave. Vero Beach. For more information, call (772) 778-9835.

• 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 Fridays during the season) from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Saturdays from 1 p.m. to 4. Admission is free and the reference library is open by appointment. Call (772) 581-1380.

• Friends After Diagnosis breast cancer support group: Two groups meet at Indian River Medical Center, 1000 36th Street, Vero Beach. One meets on the third Saturday of each month, from 10-11 a.m., in the executive dining room off the cafeteria. The other meets on the second and fourth Monday of each month, from 2-3:30 p.m. in the Cancer Center. Anyone who is a survivor, caretaker, friend or family member who has been touched by breast cancer is welcome to attend. For more information, contact Lin Reading at (772) 978-9392 or email linreading@bellsouth.net.

• Spark of Divine Learning and Healing Center holds monthly meetings, workshops and classes including yoga, a drum circle, tarot reading and more. For more information, costs and a schedule, call (772) 257-6499 or visit www.meetup.com/spark-of-divine-spirit-unity-reiki-unconditional-love/events/calendar.

• Garden walk with country care roses, weekends from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 14070 109th St., Fellsmere. For more information, call (772) 559-5036.

• Friday farmer’s market in downtown Vero Beach. For more information, call (772) 581-2746.

• Men’s singles tennis pyramid: Play runs from 6-8 p.m. every Thursday at the Riverside Racquet Complex, 350 Dahlia Lane, Vero Beach. This is an adult league for ages 18 and older; men’s levels of 3.5/4.0. The fees are $2 per week for members and $5 per week for non-members (plus $1 light fee per hour when applicable). Participants must check inside the pro shop with the attendant on duty and pay before going to the courts. Players must register weekly by sending an email to Brian Orzel, singles pyramid coordinator at orzelbp@gmail.com by noon on Thursdays. A maximum of 14 players will be accepted for these pyramid or ladder format sets against three different opponents. For more information contact Gaby Dwyer, tennis supervisor, at (772) 231-4787 or contact Brian Orzel at (772) 538-0465.

• 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.

• Sunset at the plaza sponsored by Mulligan’s Beach House will have arts, crafts, live music, kids eat free and more every Thursday from 5-8 p.m. at the Vero Beach Mulligan’s, 1025 Beachland Blvd., Vero Beach.

• 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.

• 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

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