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            Vero Beach, FL - Ed. 2012.03.15                                       

     
   
 
editor's note poka-dot Valerie Watkins
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Vero Beach FLASH, LLC 

Saint Patrick's Day is this Saturday! May the luck of the Irish hold you tight.  Irish blessings are many and I never tire of them.  Here is one in honor of Saint Patrick's Day.  

  

May your pockets be heavy and your heart be light,

May good luck pursue you each morning and night. 
~Irish Blessing
  

March also ushered in MARCH MADNESS; the NCAA finals. With that in mind ... here is a fun fact. The first basketball game was played in March of 1892.  

 

Here is another 'first' that you might not be aware  of. The BARBIE doll was introduced on Mar. 9, 1959.  (She's 53 years old and doesn't have a single wrinkle!) "Lucky" gal!  

 

Our 'hard copy' Community Calendar for March has now been distributed around town and are definitely being snatched up. If you haven't yet picked up a  free copy to clip on your fridge,  please email us to let us know and we will help you find one.  We are already working on our April calendar. If you are interested in advertising in it, we have a couple of spots left. Call us for more information (772) 589-9602.

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Mar 19, 2012

Downtown Divas has received great new inventory for spring/summer! Everything from sunglasses and great accessories to all the newest and greatest looks for your spring wardrobe! Downtown Divas brings you metropolitan styles in a boutique setting without boutique prices.  Combine today's deal with the reasonable pricing at Downtown Divas and you are home-free for an extremely affordable way to update your style. Downtown Divas has limited sizes in each fashion so you don't need to worry about catching others in an identical outfit. This cozy, informal friendly boutique started in Melbourne, FL in 2000 and has grown into a statewide phenomenon. Stop into Downtown Divas at the Indian River Mall today and allow the 'Fashion Divas' to keep you trendy and in style! Don't miss out on today's deal!   Hurry on in .... All Divas Welcome!

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Tickets available at: Osceola Bistro, The Beach Shop, The Frugal Framer, Calico Corners, Dede's Shoe Salon, Seacoast National Bank
MAKE YOUR OWN OIL CLOTH
Oil cloth was widely used in the 50's and 60's for water-repellent table cloths. Today the selection is limited. But, with this week's craft idea it will be easy to turn your favorite fabrics into placemats, table cloths, baby bibs and more. To create this product is as simple as following the three steps below.

1. Stretch fabric onto frame for stability and smoothness
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2. With long brush strokes, cover entire piece of fabric on the good side with linseed oil, let dry, repeat
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3. Once it's good and coated, remove from frame, trim edges and use as
    desired
TURTLE NESTING SEASON HAS BEGUN

Turtle nesting season began almost two weeks ago and the Florida Wildlife officials are urging everyone to be careful of the nesting turtles who head to our shores to lay their eggs on our beaches. According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, leatherback turtle nests have already been documented this year on beaches in Indian River, St. Lucie and Martin counties. If you own oceanfront property, remember that you must turn off your outside floodlights and have window coverings that that reduce the glare and brightness of interior lights.  An interesting nesting fact. Females can lay multiple nests during the nesting season.  

Sunday, April 8th is Easter and it is just a couple of weeks away. We have a couple of Easter posts this week that will take a little bit of planning on your end. We will certainly have some more hippity hoppity wonderful Easter ideas in our next two issues of FLASH as well. If you have any Easter traditions or ideas that you would like to share with our FLASHERS, please email us. We love to hear from you!
PLAN NOW TO GROW YOUR EASTER GRASS

     

Enjoy the wonders of spring by growing your own Easter grass.  You can grow it in your Easter basket, flower pots, egg carton or a container that you might want to transform into a centerpiece! Let your imagination lose on this one! It takes at least 10 days to get a good batch of grass started. So, plan ahead.

What you'll need:

  • Cellophane or piece of plastic for baskets
  • Grass seed, rye seed or wheat seed
  • Vermiculite or potting soil 
  • Clean spray bottle
  • Water
  • A sunny window

     How to make it:

  1. Cut your cellophane or plastic large enough to line the basket plus stick out over the top edge by about one inch. If you use colored cellophane. Make sure you use one piece to prevent leaking.
  2. If you can get it, fill with vermiculite which is much lighter than soil, and is available at gardening departments. It also stays moist easily.
  3. Cover the top with the seed, sprinkle a 1/4 inch layer of vermiculite over the seed, and water it with the spray bottle. Mist every day. 
NIGHT-TIME EGG HUNT PARTY
Here is an incredibly fun idea that offers a twist on that 'regular' morning egg hunt. It is an idea that is enjoyed by all ages, young and old. It is even enjoyed by teens which are a difficult age to appeal to. So, start  planning now and invite your friends and your children's friends over for a night-time egg hunt. Hide filled eggs outside and tell your guests to bring flashlights. Then set turn them loose on an unforgettable egg hunt. You can of course hide a golden egg and have a special prize for the person who finds it.  Our Flash family has done this and it's so much fun! You may even find the adults joining in! 

 HOW WELL HAVE THOSE ADVERTISING DOLLARS PAID OFF

This is a quick little quiz that you might have fun with.  It will test your memory and recognition of different corporate logos.  Why not give it a try. There is proof that these memory quizzes help with brain function. CLICK HERE

VB OperaThe Vero Beach Opera presents Leoncavallo's Pagliacci on Sunday, March 18, 2012 at 7pm at the Vero Beach High School Performing Arts Center, 1707 16th Street in Vero Beach. This Full production features an international cast with Anton Coppola conducting the Brevard Symphony Orchestra and Stars Metropolitan Opera Tenor MARCELLO GIORDANI. In addition, opera lovers are encouraged to attend Master Classes with MARCELLO GIORDANI on Monday, March 12 and Tuesday, March 13 at 2pm each day. Please call the Box Office at 772-564-5537 to purchase tickets with a Visa or MasterCard. 

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Youth Sailing FoundationYouth Sailing Foundation
   The Music Man
      March 1 - 18

A loving tribute to the small towns of yesteryear, The Music Man follows the plans of fast-talking "Professor" Harold Hill as he cons the people of River City, Iowa into buying uniforms and musical instruments for a boys band he vows to lead. His plans to skip town with the cash are foiled when he falls for Marian, the town librarian, and decides to stay and face the music when the townsfolk get wind of his scheme. Filled with classic musical fun, tender romance, and barbershop quartets.  The Music Man is the Perfect All-American Musical 
    The Gin Game
     March 15- 25

A Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning drama, The Gin Game is an engrossing drama full of wit and sentimentality. Weller Martin and Fonsia Dorsey, two elderly residents at a nursing home for seniors, strike up an unlikely alliance. Since neither seems to have any other friends, they start up a series of gin rummy games on the home's sunlit porch. While playing, they engage in lengthy conversations about their families and their lives in the outside world, and their game of gin becomes an emotional battle between two people who long to be winners just once more before time runs out
   Rapunzel & Me
    March 23 - 25
  
Riverside Children's Theatre will premiere a new musical based on the beloved fairy tale Rapunzel. Generations of children have heard the story of a girl with long flowing hair who was locked in a tower by a witch. However, this inventive new musical will show that there may be more to the story than anyone knew before! This tale is brought to life with new twists and turns.
 




Congratulations to the Grand Prize winners of the 4th annual Dancing with Vero's Stars,
Charlotte Terry and Roger O'Brien. The event was the most successful to date and netted more than $212,000 for IRC Healthy Start Coalition.

ALL ABOUT BOATING

With spring and summer right around the corner, there is little doubt that many of you will be spending more time out on the water. Some of you are probably considering a boat purchase. This is a fabulous website with a great deal of information about boating. It has information on just about anything...even how to persuade your spouse to buy a boat. If that proves successful, then continue on to gather knowledge to learn best practices for responsible boat maintenance and care. Not only will proper boat maintenance extend the life of your boat and reduce the need for costly repairs, but it also helps ensure boating safety for all those aboard.

  1. Cleaning & Care
  2. Checklists
  3. Proper Mooring
  4. Battery Care
  5. Routine Inspection
  6. Boat Motor Maintenance

    More information on boat motor maintenance  

  7. Winterization

    More information on boat winterization  

  8. Bilge Pumps
  9. Electrical Components
  10. Consider a Boat Cover
  11. Stay in the Know
THANKS FLASH!
FROM: DONNA BURKE A HAPPY FLASHER 
Wow! I loved last week's newsletter! I always find fun and unusual  information in FLASH and last week I found money! Thank you for the Tip that Florida might be holding our money. Indeed they are and thanks to you we found it! Thank you - Thank you! Keep up the great work! 
MILITARY MOMS PRAYER GROUP WEEKLY MEETING
FROM: LYNN MARIE SAINT-VINCENT Reply
We are an interdenominational group of women whose mission is to support our troops around the globe through weekly prayer and annual Holidays for Heroes and Valentines for Heroes outreach drives.  The group meets for prayer from 5-6 P.M. every Thursday at Christ Church Vero Beach, 925 14th Lane, Vero Beach, FL  32960.  New members are always welcome. For information, call (772) 231-2221 or militarymomsprayergroup.com

   

HAVE A TRUCK AND LIKE KIDS??
FROM: SARAH STARR Reply
The Touch A Truck Family Festival on March 31 is still looking for kid-friendly trucks to participate and volunteers to help the day of the event. For information on how to volunteer or share your truck or vehicle with children and families at Touch A Truck Family Festival, please contact Sarah Starr by replying above or call 772.567.3202  

HAVE SOME EXTRA TIME AND WANT TO HELP HABITAT.    

FROM SAM BAITA: 

Indian River Habitat currently seeks volunteers for a variety of tasks ranging from cashiers and pricers at the home store to computer help listing items on EBay and Craig's list. We can also use help with internet research, tool, testing, furniture repair, major appliances,  electrical, linens, etc. We will certainly find a perfect fit for your talents. Interested persons may contact Emily Wicht 772-562-98690 X212  

HEALTH TIP 
PRESCRIPTION VS. GENERIC DRUGS
Generic drugs are usually a good substitute for prescriptions and are certainly less expensive. However, did you know that they are not necessarily identical? Prevention magazine reported that it's important to know the difference. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if it has a Narrow Therapeutic Index (NIT). This means that the effective dose is not much lower than a dose that can cause serious side effects. If there's any doubt, you're better off sticking to the prescription.  

 

SAVE ON WEDDING EXPENSES
This time of year seems to be a popular time to plan weddings. However, the cost of weddings is going out of sight! If a family member or someone else you know is getting married, here are a few tips that might help.
     TOTAL EXPENSE - If you're the parent of the bride, set an amount that she can spend, with the understanding that she can keep the balance for the start of her new life.   
     WEDDING GOWN - It can be a lovely tradition to pass a gown down in the family, or a shop that carries vintage clothes might offer a lovely choice.  
GROOM'S ATTIRE - Tuxedo rental has become so expensive that you may be able to purchase a suit for just a little more. (This practical idea is also being used for the groomsmen.)      
     TIME OF DAY - As a rule, food for a brunch, luncheon or daytime reception is less expensive than an evening buffet or seated dinner. Also, If you're serving alcohol, usually your guests will not drink as much at this hour and the champagne can be stretched as a punch or in Mimosas (Champagne and Orange Juice).
FLOWERS - The bride does not need to carry an elaborate bouquet. A simple arrangement with a few flowers and ribbon streamers is just as attractive and often offers a sophisticated simplicity that makes a big statement. The bridesmaids can even carry a single rose or other flower with ribbon streamers to match their gowns.
FLOWERS FOR THE CHURCH - Consider using living plants. Palms provide a lovely background and they may even be rented. At one wedding, assorted blooming rosebushes in white wicker baskets were used. They later became a rose garden at the couple's new home! 
     

 

COLLEGES WITH THE BEST RETURN ON INVESTMENT
Each year Bloomburg Business publishes ranks of colleges for "return on investment", based on cost of tuition. It is a study of graduates' income over the 30 years following graduation.  So who ended on top?
1. California Institute of Technology
2. Harvey Mudd College*
3. MIT 
4. Princeton
5. Stanford
All eight members of the Ivy League,- Princeton, Dartmouth, Harvard, the University of Pennsylvania, Yale, Columbia, Cornell, and Brown landed in the top 30.
*NOTE: In case you didn't know, (We didn't), Harvey Mudd is a private liberal-arts college focusing on mathematics, the physical and biological sciences, and engineering located in Claremont, CA bordering Los Angeles. 
KIDS' CRAFT FOR SPRING BREAK 
Here's a fun project that will give the kids something to do during Spring Break. Let them make their own Memory Matching game  Using sturdy poster board, cut out 24  2"x2" squares. Have the child draw, color or paint the same simple design on one side only on two squares. Then do two more with a different design, then two more, etc. until you have 12 sets of two matching squares. The game is played by mixing up the squares and laying them face down. The players take turns, turning up only two squares at a time so both players can see the designs. Then the next player does the same thing. When a player gets a match, he keeps those squares. The one with the most matches wins.
NOTE: Some simple design ideas are a lollypop, ice cream cone, flower, tree, apple, heart, bug, orange, banana, or make them all with  balls, but in different colors.

 NOMINATE  A   

positive person   

We know our FLASHERS have all the scoop on the great things our community volunteers and philanthropists are doing! Do tell....We want to give a 'shout out' by featuring them as a 'Positive Person'.  It's so easy and all adults and high school students are eligible! 

 
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VIDEO OF THE WEEK

Dusty is a real "cat" burglar. Just ask his neighbors! We think you'll  love his video! Click Here.

BIRTHDAY PANCAKES
Start a new family tradition and make this your special birthday breakfast! 

makes about 12 pancakes
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup yellow cake mix
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-2 cups milk
  • assorted sprinkles
 
Combine flour, cake mix, baking powder, sugar and salt in a bowl and mix. Add 1 cup of milk, egg and vanilla extract and stir until smooth. You want the batter to look like regular pancake batter; not too thin, not too thick. This will vary greatly on the brand of cake mix you use. Start with 1 cup of milk and add more if needed.  *You may need to have small taste test to see if the pancakes are flavored enough, if not, add a little more yellow cake mix until desired flavor is reached**

Preheat a skillet on medium heat (or an electric grilled and turn it to 250 degrees). Fold desired amount of sprinkles into batter. Pour batter in 1/4 cup measurements onto skillet and let cook until bubbles form on top, about 2-3 minutes. Flip and cook for 1 minute more. Serve with vanilla glaze.

GLAZE
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tablespoon milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • assorted sprinkles
Mix milk, extract and powdered sugar until glaze forms. You may need to add a little more sugar or water/milk to reach desired consistency. I needed to add more milk.  Mix into glaze and drizzle on pancakes.

Enjoy!
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LAST 3 DAYS OF MUSIC MAN!

The Music Man @ Riverside Theatre

The Riverside Theatre - 3250 Riverside Park Drive, Vero Beach FL 32963 

A loving tribute to the small towns of yesteryear, The Music Man follows the plans of fast-talking "Professor" Harold Hill as he cons the people of River City, Iowa into buying uniforms and musical instruments for a boys band he vows to lead.

This Week's Events

Thursday, March 15

9:00am - 10:00amA.M. Aerobics Exercise Class

Vero Beach Community Center - 2266 14th Avenue, Vero Beach FL 

The City of Vero Beach Recreation Department offers A.M. Aerobics. This is a full body workout designed to meet all fitness levels classes are on Monday's, Wednesday's, Thursday's from 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. $3.21 per person. Punch cards are available. This class is held at the Vero Beach Community Center 2266 14th Avenue. For more information call 770-6517. www.covb.org

9:30amCookies For Soldiers

Elks Lodge - 1350 26th Street , Vero Beach 

Cookie Drop Off is the 3rd Thursday of each month @ the Elks Lodge Please take a moment and bake some cookies to drop off for our soldiers. For more information contact Bonnie Alberga at bonniealberga@hotmail.com

10:00amBaby Sign Language Class

Indian River County Main Library - 1600 21st Street, Vero Beach FL 32960 

An informal sign language class for birth through 2 year olds. Instruction is followed by a playgroup.

10:30amReformer Pilates Class

Vero Beach Pilates - 1060 6th Avenue, Vero Beach FL 32960 

11:45amLunch Express Pilates Class

Vero Beach Pilates - 1060 6th Avenue, Vero Beach FL 32960 

12:00pmLunch & Learn at the Museum of Art

Vero Beach Museum of Art - 3001 Riverside Park Drive, Vero Beach FL 33163 

There is no program charge for Lunch & Learn or for A Taste of Art History. While entrance to all permanent and special exhibitions is free to members, non-members pay an entrance fee to special exhibitions. The purchase of lunch is not included. Space is limited; please register on-line or call (772) 231-0707 ext. 136 for your reservation.

12:30pm - 4:00pmDuplicate Bridge

Vero Beach Community Center - 2266 14th Avenue, Vero Beach FL 

The City of Vero Beach Recreation Department offers Duplicate Bridge at the Vero Beach Community Center 2266 14th Avenue. This ongoing session is run by bridge director Norman Hinds, 772-589-3741. Cost is $5.00 per person For more information call 770-6517. www.covb.org

4:00pm - 7:00pmJust Just Between Friends ~ Consignment Sale

Port St. Lucie Civic Center - 9221 S.E. Civic Center Place, Port St. Lucie FL 34952 

This is a big community consignment event that allows families the chance to earn cash quickly by selling new and gently used children's and maternity items their families have outgrown. Admission: $10 Thurs eve for Prime Time Shopping

4:15pmTower Pilates Class

Vero Beach Pilates - 1060 6th Avenue, Vero Beach FL 32960 

4:30pmCreative Character

Indian River County Main Library - 1600 21st Street, Vero Beach FL 32960 

Groups feature debate, drama, role-play, games, and writing events. Communication is key with job-training, leadership skills and college prep included. Students take active part in creating, planning and directing summer activities related to above topics plus music, talent show and karaoke. Free sessions are ongoing and open to 6th through 12th graders.Participation in community events occur throughout the year. This is an approved Community Service WorkSite.

5:30pmReformer Pilates Class

Vero Beach Pilates - 1060 6th Avenue, Vero Beach FL 32960 

6:00pmPajama Time

Indian River County Main Library - 1600 21st Street, Vero Beach FL 32960 

Storytelling, songs, rhymes and a craft. Pajamas encouraged but not required. Ages 2-8. Free - Appropriate for ages 2 - 8

7:00pmTitanic, The Musical

Vero Beach Theatre Guild - 2020 San Juan Avenue, Vero Beach FL 32960 

Performance by IRCHS. The play spotlights the causes, condition and characters involved in the sinking of the infamous ship. Cost: From $20 For more information call: 772-567-6600

8:00pmThe Gin Game

The Riverside Theatre - 3250 Riverside Park Drive, Vero Beach FL 32963 

A Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning drama about two elderly nursing home residents who strike up an unlikely friendship through their continuous playing of gin rummy. Cost: $40 / For more information call: 772-231-5860

Friday, March 16

9:00amMat Pilates Class

Vero Beach Pilates - 1060 6th Avenue, Vero Beach FL 32960 

9:00am - 8:00pmJust Just Between Friends ~ Consignment Sale

Port St. Lucie Civic Center - 9221 S.E. Civic Center Place, Port St. Lucie FL 34952 

This is a big community consignment event that allows families the chance to earn cash quickly by selling new and gently used children's and maternity items their families have outgrown. Friday, March 16th, 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. $5.00 Friday

9:30amReformer Pilates Class

Vero Beach Pilates - 1060 6th Avenue, Vero Beach FL 32960 

10:15amTower Pilates Class

Vero Beach Pilates - 1060 6th Avenue, Vero Beach FL 32960 

11:15amMat Pilates Class

Vero Beach Pilates - 1060 6th Avenue, Vero Beach FL 32960 

11:30am - 2:00pmSpring Fest

Community Center - 2266 14th Avenue, Vero Beach FL 32960 

City of Vero Beach Recreation Dept. sponsors this luncheon with live entertainment by The David Light Band Cost $7.00 person. (Advance ticket sales only) Call (772) 770-6517 for more information.

6:30pm - 8:30amLagoon Night Sleepover @ Environmental Learning Center

Environmental Learning Center - 255 Live Oak Drive, Vero Beach FL 32963 

RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. CALL 772-589-5050Bats, owls, raccoons and bioluminescence. Search for them all at the "wildest" sleepover in town: Lagoon Nights at the ELC. Explore the magic of the night on a hike with a Naturalist, pizza for dinner, 10:30 lights out in a carpeted A/C classroom. Reveille in the early morning for more exploring and a farewell breakfast. For organized youth groups; ages 7 - 13. $50/child plus $10/chaperone includes dinner & breakfast. $5 discount for members. Heather Stapleton, ELC Education Coordinator, will tell you all about it: (772) 589-5050 or email: Heather@DiscoverELC.org.

7:30pmFriday Night Dance Parties

Vero Beach Community Center - 2266 14th Avenue, Vero Beach FL 

The City of Vero Beach Recreation Department is sponsoring the Friday Night Dance Parties at the Vero Beach Community Center 2266 14th Avenue in downtown Vero Beach. This Friday Dance Party features D.J Ray Duryea playing the music of the 50's thru today's popular dance tunes. Doors open at 7:30pm. Cost is $10.00 per person. Upcoming specialty Friday Dances held will be the Valentine Ball on February 10th , 2012 and the St. Patrick's Ball March 16th, 2012. For more information call the City of Vero Beach Recreation Department Community Center at (772) 770-6517 or stop in and pick up a flyer, or visit the website at www.covb.org

8:00pmThe Gin Game

The Riverside Theatre - 3250 Riverside Park Drive, Vero Beach FL 32963 

A Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning drama about two elderly nursing home residents who strike up an unlikely friendship through their continuous playing of gin rummy. Cost: $40 / For more information call: 772-231-5860

Saturday, March 17

8:00am - 1:00pm3rd Saturday Market Day (Flea Market)

Unity Church - 950 43rd Ave, Vero Beach FL 32960 

Flea Market - Proceeds goes to Out Reach Programs

8:00am - 1:00pmThe Farmers Market Oceanside

Corner of Dahlia and Ocean Drive - Ocean Dr & Dahlia Ln, Vero Beach FL 

9:00amMat Pilates Class

Vero Beach Pilates - 1060 6th Avenue, Vero Beach FL 32960 

9:00amBridges to Life Walk 2012

Riverside Park - 3001 Riverside Drive, Vero Beach FL 

Care Net Pregnancy Center of Indian River County invites local residents to join them for their annual Bridges to Life Walk! Join hundreds of local residents who walk a five-mile route over both Vero Beach bridges, raising as much as $40,000 to benefit Care Net Pregnancy Center. Registration for the walk begins at 9:00 a.m. at Riverside Park. The walk is open to the entire community for participation.

9:00am - 7:00pmJust Just Between Friends ~ Consignment Sale

Port St. Lucie Civic Center - 9221 S.E. Civic Center Place, Port St. Lucie FL 34952 

This is a big community consignment event that allows families the chance to earn cash quickly by selling new and gently used children's and maternity items their families have outgrown. Admission: No Charge

10:00amTower Pilates Class

Vero Beach Pilates - 1060 6th Avenue, Vero Beach FL 32960 

10:00am - 11:30amRadio operated model sailboat races

Indian River Estates - 7400 block, Vero Beach FL 

The Treasure Coast Victoria Fleet 105 meets every Saturday, weather permitting, at Indian River Estates in the 7400 block of State Road 60, on the right side. After the guard gate, go to the stop sign and turn right. Follow the road along the water until you come to the dock on your right. We start racing our radio controlled Victoria sailboats at 10 a.m. and finish at approximately 11:30 a.m. There are courses marked off in the water with floating buoys and we decide which course we will run each time we meet. Come out to see the races or try your hand at sailing with the radio controls.

10:00am - 2:00pmThe Jetson Highwaymen Art Show

Highwaymen Mary Ann Carroll, Roy McLendon, and James Gibson will be present displaying and selling their art. Vero Beach art collector Roger Lightle will have several vintage Highwaymen paintings for sale from his fabulous collection. Mr. Jetson's Highwaymen Collection (thought to be one of the best collections in Florida) will be on exhibit to the public for the first time. There will be delicious hot dogs and cool drinks, an exhibit from Save The Chimps which will feature (for sale) original art from the chimps and a booth from our area Veteran's organizations to help our local homeless Veterans.

10:00am - 5:00pmThe 20th annual Pelican Island Wildlife Festival

Riverview Park on Sebastian's waterfront - Indian River Dr. and C.R.512, Sebastian FL 

This year's festival will be held at the Riverview Park in Sebastian, FL on Saturday March 17, 2012. The event starts at 10am and ends at 5pm.

11:00amReformer Pilates Class

Vero Beach Pilates - 1060 6th Avenue, Vero Beach FL 32960 

7:00pmLaPorte Farms Outdoor Cinema

LaPorte Farms - 7700 129th Street, Sebastian FL 

Gates open at 5:30 and movie begins at 7:00. A minimum donation of $5.00 is requested. (Children under 3 are free) Bring your blanket and chair and enjoy our movie under the stars. Call for more information (772) 633-0813

7:00pmSpace Coast Symphony

Trinity Episcopal Church - 2365 Pine Avenue , Vero Beach FL 32960 

The new Space Coast Symphony presents French classics. Conducted by Aaron Collins. Cost: $20; $25 at the door; students 18 or younger are admitted free. Call for more information: 321-536-8580

7:00pm - 9:00pmScreen on the Green at Pointe West

Pointe West - 1999 Pointe West Drive, Vero Beach FL 32966 

Shrek Forever After - Movie begins at 7:00 Bring your blankets and chairs for a fun night under the stars. FREE admission Call for more information - 772-226-1729

Sunday, March 18

9:00am - 4:00pmJust Just Between Friends ~ Consignment Sale

Port St. Lucie Civic Center - 9221 S.E. Civic Center Place, Port St. Lucie FL 34952 

This is a big community consignment event that allows families the chance to earn cash quickly by selling new and gently used children's and maternity items their families have outgrown. Sunday, March 18th, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Admission: No Charge

12:00pm - 2:00pmJazz Brunch at McKee Botanical Garden

McKee Botanical Garden - 350 US Highway 1, Vero Beach FL 32962 

Come enjoy Jazz in the park; Brunch - $13.95 Seared ham, scrambled eggs, fresh herb and gruyere egg strata, French toast casserole, sausage, assorted pastries, orange juice and coffee. Meal tickets must be purchased at least three days prior to concert. To order, call 772-794-0601.

7:00pmLeoncavallo's I Pagliacci

Vero Beach High School - 1707 16th Street, Vero Beach FL 32960 

Vero Beach Opera presents the full production starring Metropolitan Opera Tenor, Marcello Giordani. Featuring an international cast under the direction of Frank McClain; Maestro Anton Coppola conducts the Brevard Symphony Orchestra. Cost: Call for ticket information: 772-569-6993

Monday, March 19

8:30amTower Pilates Class

Vero Beach Pilates - 1060 6th Avenue, Vero Beach FL 32960 

Monday, tower pilates class schedule - 8:30, 4:15, and 6:30

9:00am - 10:00amA.M. Aerobics Exercise Class

Vero Beach Community Center - 2266 14th Avenue, Vero Beach FL 

The City of Vero Beach Recreation Department offers A.M. Aerobics. This is a full body workout designed to meet all fitness levels classes are on Monday's, Wednesday's, Thursday's from 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. $3.21 per person. Punch cards are available. This class is held at the Vero Beach Community Center 2266 14th Avenue. For more information call 770-6517. www.covb.org

9:30amReformer Pilates Class

Vero Beach Pilates - 1060 6th Avenue, Vero Beach FL 32960 

10:00am - 10:45amStorytime

Indian River County Main Library - 1600 21st Street, Vero Beach FL 32960 

2 to 5 year olds and their families are invited to join us for a traditional storytime with storytelling, songs, rhymes, dance and a simple craft. The Children's Winter programs run from January 3rd through April 27th, 2012.

11:30amHave a Heart Bridge Tournament

Oak Harbor Club House - 4755 South Harbor Drive , Vero Beach FL 32967 

The event benefits Dogs-for-Life Assistance Dog Training and Veteran Dog Training Program, in addition to an off-leash dog park and training center campaign. Lunch served at 11:30 a.m., bridge at 12:30 p.m., a silent auction and prizes. Register by calling 567-8969. Cost: $75/bridge and lunch ($45 is tax deductible) For more information call: 772-567-8969.

4:00pmDistinguished Lecturer Series

The Riverside Theatre - 3250 Riverside Park Drive, Vero Beach FL 32963 

Dr. Richard Haass, the president of the Council of Foreign Relations. Cost: From $65 / For more information call: 772-231-586

4:15pmTower Pilates Class

- 492 Old Dixie Highway., Vero Beach FL 

5:30pmMat Pilates Class

Vero Beach Pilates - 1060 6th Avenue, Vero Beach FL 32960 

6:00pmJodi Picoult @ The Vero Beach Book Center

Vero Beach High School - 1707 16th Street, Vero Beach FL 32960 

JODI PICOULT presents LONE WOLF **This will be a ticketed event held at the Vero Beach High School Performing Arts Center. Ticket information will be available soon** Edward Warren, twenty-four, has been living in Thailand for five years, a prodigal son who left his family after an irreparable fight with his father, Luke. But he gets a frantic phone call: His dad lies comatose, gravely injured in the same accident that has also injured his younger sister Cara. With her father's chances for recovery dwindling, Cara wants to wait for a miracle. But Edward wants to terminate life support and donate his father's organs. Is he motivated by altruism, or revenge? And to what lengths will his sister go to stop him from making an irrevocable decision?

6:30pmTower Pilates Class

Vero Beach Pilates - 1060 6th Avenue, Vero Beach FL 32960 

Tuesday, March 20

10:30amMat Pilates Class

Vero Beach Pilates - 1060 6th Avenue, Vero Beach FL 32960 

11:45amLunch Express Pilates Class

Vero Beach Pilates - 1060 6th Avenue, Vero Beach FL 32960 

12:30pm - 4:00pmDuplicate Bridge

Vero Beach Community Center - 2266 14th Avenue, Vero Beach FL 

The City of Vero Beach Recreation Department offers Duplicate Bridge at the Vero Beach Community Center 2266 14th Avenue. This ongoing session is run by bridge director Norman Hinds, 772-589-3741. Cost is $5.00 per person For more information call 770-6517. www.covb.org

4:15pmTower Pilates Class

Vero Beach Pilates - 1060 6th Avenue, Vero Beach FL 32960 

5:30pmReformer Pilates Class

Vero Beach Pilates - 1060 6th Avenue, Vero Beach FL 32960 

5:30pm - 6:30pmGroup Dance Lessons

Vero Beach Community Center - 2266 14th Avenue, Vero Beach FL 

The City of Vero Beach Recreation Department offers Tuesday group dance lessons. Classes offered are Waltz, Foxtrot, Swing, Rumba, Cha Cha and many more in a four week session call for the name of the dance being taught by certified instructor Ray Duryea. Cost is $7.00 per person per class Every Tuesday at 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. and at 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. For more information call 770-6517.

7:00pmIntermediate County Line Dancing

Bethel Creek House - 4405 N Highway AIA, Vero Beach FL 32963 

The City of Vero Beach Recreation Department is offering Intermediate Line Dancing. This is an ongoing class that can be joined at any time. Instructor Lisa Johns-Grose. Cost is $6.00 per person. Every Tuesday 7:00 p.m.at The Bethel Creek House 4405 North Highway A1A in Vero Beach. For more information call 770-6517. www.covb.org

7:00pmSilver Tones Concert

Emerson Center - 1590 27th Avenue, Vero Beach FL 

In its 5th year, the Silver Tones Chorus Concert Series has been one of the highest attended events for Senior Resource Association. Come enjoy the talents of our seniors. Call Kelly De Long for more information 772-469-2062 or e-mail kdelong@sramail.org

7:30pm - 10:00pmBluegrass, Country & Gospel Music

Heritage Center - 2140 14th Avenue, Vero Beach FL 

Tuesdays, 7:30-10 p.m. Heritage Bluegrass Band performs

8:00pmThe Gin Game

The Riverside Theatre - 3250 Riverside Park Drive, Vero Beach FL 32963 

A Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning drama about two elderly, nursing home residents who strike up an unlikely friendship through their continuous playing of gin rummy. March 20, 21, 22, 23 & 24 @ 8pm March 21, 24 & 25 @ 2pm Tickets: $40

Wednesday, March 21

8:15amReformer Pilates Class

Vero Beach Pilates - 1060 6th Avenue, Vero Beach FL 32960 

9:00am - 10:00amA.M. Aerobics Exercise Class

Vero Beach Community Center - 2266 14th Avenue, Vero Beach FL 

The City of Vero Beach Recreation Department offers A.M. Aerobics. This is a full body workout designed to meet all fitness levels classes are on Monday's, Wednesday's, Thursday's from 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. $3.21 per person. Punch cards are available. This class is held at the Vero Beach Community Center 2266 14th Avenue. For more information call 770-6517. www.covb.org

9:30amReformer Pilates Class

Vero Beach Pilates - 1060 6th Avenue, Vero Beach FL 32960 

4:00pmWinter lecture series @ Harbor Branch

Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute at FAU - 5600 US 1 North, Fort Pierce FL 34946 

The lectures are open to the public, free of charge and reservations are not required. Please call (772) 242-2506 for more information. Two lectures at 4:00 and 7:00

6:00pmSuzanne Brockmann @ The Vero Beach Book Center

Vero Beach Book Center - 2145 Indian River Blvd., Vero Beach FL  

SUZANNE BROCKMANN presents Born to Darkness: Fighting Destiny Series Book 31 In the not-too-distant future, the Obermeyer Institute (OI) has made a revolutionary discovery: With special training, humans can tap into the brain's hidden powers.

6:00pm - 7:00pmRound Dance (like ballroom)

- 492 Old Dixie Highway., Vero Beach FL 

A couples dance (Two step-waltz-cha cha- tango-etc.)easy & fun every Wednesday in January. $6.00 per person (first night free) 4405 N.A1A (across from Jaycee Park)

7:00pm - 8:30pmSquare Dance Beginner Class

- 4720 69th St., Vero Beach FL 32967 

Four Couples Dancing Together to Music. Easy & fun every Wednesday in January. $6.00 per person (first night free) 4405 N.A1A (across from Jaycee Park)

8:00pmThe Gin Game

The Riverside Theatre - 3250 Riverside Park Drive, Vero Beach FL 32963 

A Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning drama about two elderly, nursing home residents who strike up an unlikely friendship through their continuous playing of gin rummy. Two Showings today - 3:00 pm & 8:00 pm - Tickets: $40

Next Weeks's Events

Thursday, March 22

9:00am - 10:00amA.M. Aerobics Exercise Class

Vero Beach Community Center - 2266 14th Avenue, Vero Beach FL 

The City of Vero Beach Recreation Department offers A.M. Aerobics. This is a full body workout designed to meet all fitness levels classes are on Monday's, Wednesday's, Thursday's from 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. $3.21 per person. Punch cards are available. This class is held at the Vero Beach Community Center 2266 14th Avenue. For more information call 770-6517. www.covb.org

10:00amBaby Sign Language Class

Indian River County Main Library - 1600 21st Street, Vero Beach FL 32960 

An informal sign language class for birth through 2 year olds. Instruction is followed by a playgroup.

10:30amReformer Pilates Class

Vero Beach Pilates - 1060 6th Avenue, Vero Beach FL 32960 

10:30am - 11:30am"Enjoy Life - Choose Laughter"

North Indian River Library - 1001 Sebastian Blvd. , Sebastian FL 32958 

Join Nancy Johnson, the Laughing Lady, as she explores the theme "Enjoy Life - Choose Laughter". Come and join in on the fun! Call Nancy for more information 772.713.6030

11:45amLunch Express Pilates Class

Vero Beach Pilates - 1060 6th Avenue, Vero Beach FL 32960 

12:30pm - 4:00pmDuplicate Bridge

Vero Beach Community Center - 2266 14th Avenue, Vero Beach FL 

The City of Vero Beach Recreation Department offers Duplicate Bridge at the Vero Beach Community Center 2266 14th Avenue. This ongoing session is run by bridge director Norman Hinds, 772-589-3741. Cost is $5.00 per person For more information call 770-6517. www.covb.org

4:00pm - 11:00pmDining to Donate

Applebee's and GFWC Treasure Coast Women invite you to Applebee's March 22 to dine out. All you have to do is enjoy your dinner and 10% - 15% of your bill will be donated to UNICEF TAP Project. $1 will give a child 40 days of clean water. You must present your server with a flyer for the event. You can get a flyer by calling Rebecca Beehler 713-0613 or Joan Turner at 633-0628 and one will be emailed to you.

4:15pmTower Pilates Class

Vero Beach Pilates - 1060 6th Avenue, Vero Beach FL 32960 

4:30pmCreative Character

Indian River County Main Library - 1600 21st Street, Vero Beach FL 32960 

Groups feature debate, drama, role-play, games, and writing events. Communication is key with job-training, leadership skills and college prep included. Students take active part in creating, planning and directing summer activities related to above topics plus music, talent show and karaoke. Free sessions are ongoing and open to 6th through 12th graders.Participation in community events occur throughout the year. This is an approved Community Service WorkSite.

5:00pmWarm Nights - Cool Jazz in the Park

Vero Beach Museum of Art - 3001 Riverside Park Drive, Vero Beach FL 33163 

Regional artists perform. Bring your own lawn chairs/blankets. Open to museum members and general public. Cost: $10 / Call for more information: 772-231-0707

5:00pmWarm Nights - Cool Jazz in the Park

Vero Beach Museum of Art - 3001 Riverside Park Drive, Vero Beach FL 33163 

Regional artists perform. Bring your own lawn chairs/blankets. Open to museum members and general public. Cost: $10 - For more information call: 231-0707

5:30pmReformer Pilates Class

Vero Beach Pilates - 1060 6th Avenue, Vero Beach FL 32960 

6:00pm11th Annual "Angels Help our Kids Take Flight" Dinner

Sun Aviation Hangar (Vero Beach Airport) - 3350 Cherokee Drive, Vero Beach FL 

To Benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Indian River County - Guests tour a "mock club" where they are greeted by Boys & Girls Clubs children who describe and demonstrate projects worked on this year. Guests will dine to the culinary delights of Elizabeth D. Kennedy & Company, Inc. Funds raised from the event help provide summer-camp scholarships for Boys & Girls Clubs members and enhance the quality programs offered at the clubs. Cost: $275 per person. For more information call: 772-299-7449

6:00pmPajama Time

Indian River County Main Library - 1600 21st Street, Vero Beach FL 32960 

Storytelling, songs, rhymes and a craft. Pajamas encouraged but not required. Ages 2-8. Free - Appropriate for ages 2 - 8

7:00pmFlorida Humanities Series

Emerson Center - 1590 27th Avenue, Vero Beach FL 

Seth Bramson will discuss how the Florida East Coast Railway has been America's speedway to sunshine for more than 110 years. Free admission. For more information call: 772-778-5249

8:00pmThe Gin Game

The Riverside Theatre - 3250 Riverside Park Drive, Vero Beach FL 32963 

A Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning drama about two elderly, nursing home residents who strike up an unlikely friendship through their continuous playing of gin rummy. - Tickets: $40

Friday, March 23

9:00amMat Pilates Class

Vero Beach Pilates - 1060 6th Avenue, Vero Beach FL 32960 

9:30amReformer Pilates Class

Vero Beach Pilates - 1060 6th Avenue, Vero Beach FL 32960 

10:15amTower Pilates Class

Vero Beach Pilates - 1060 6th Avenue, Vero Beach FL 32960 

11:15amMat Pilates Class

Vero Beach Pilates - 1060 6th Avenue, Vero Beach FL 32960 

5:00pmHARLAN COBEN @ The Vero Beach Book Center

Vero Beach Book Center - 2145 Indian River Blvd., Vero Beach FL  

Harlan Coben presents Stay Close: A Novel **Autograph line vouchers issued with book purchases from Vero Beach Book Center** Megan is a suburban soccer mom who once upon a time walked on the wild side. Now she's got two kids, a perfect husband, a picket fence, and a growing sense of dissatisfaction. Ray used to be a talented documentary photographer, but at age forty he finds himself in a dead- end job posing as a paparazzo pandering to celebrity-obsessed rich kids. Jack is a detective who can't let go of a cold case-a local husband and father disappeared seventeen years ago, and Jack spends the anniversary every year visiting a house frozen in time, the missing man's family still waiting, his slippers left by the recliner as if he might show up any moment to step into them.

5:30pm - 8:00pmJazz and Caribbean Steel Drum ensemble

Riverview Park on Sebastian's waterfront - Indian River Dr. and C.R.512, Sebastian FL 

The Sebastian River High School Jazz and Caribbean Steel Drum ensemble will perform a great outdoor concert that is a part of the Chamber of Commerce's "Concert in the Park" series. Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy an evening of fun, food and wonderful music. The concert is free and open to the public. For more information contact Lynn, 564-4387.

5:30pm - 8:00pmJazz & Caribbean Steel Drums!

Riverview Park on Sebastian's waterfront - Indian River Dr. and C.R.512, Sebastian FL 

The Sebastian River High School Jazz and Caribbean Steel Drum ensemble will entertain you with this great concert that is part of the Chamber of Commerce's "Concert in the Park" series. Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy an evening of fun, food and wonderful, toe tapping music. Free and open to the public. For more information contact Lynn, 564-4387.

6:30pm - 8:30amLagoon Night Sleepover @ Environmental Learning Center

Environmental Learning Center - 255 Live Oak Drive, Vero Beach FL 32963 

RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. CALL 772-589-5050Bats, owls, raccoons and bioluminescence. Search for them all at the "wildest" sleepover in town: Lagoon Nights at the ELC. Explore the magic of the night on a hike with a Naturalist, pizza for dinner, 10:30 lights out in a carpeted A/C classroom. Reveille in the early morning for more exploring and a farewell breakfast. For organized youth groups; ages 7 - 13. $50/child plus $10/chaperone includes dinner & breakfast. $5 discount for members. Heather Stapleton, ELC Education Coordinator, will tell you all about it: (772) 589-5050 or email: Heather@DiscoverELC.org.

7:00pmSpace Coast Symphony

Trinity Episcopal Church - 2365 Pine Avenue , Vero Beach FL 32960 

The new Space Coast Symphony presents Verdi's Requiem. Conducted by Aaron Collins. Cost: $20; $25 at the door; students 18 or younger are admitted free For more information call: 321-536-8580

7:30pmFriday Night Dance Parties

Vero Beach Community Center - 2266 14th Avenue, Vero Beach FL 

The City of Vero Beach Recreation Department is sponsoring the Friday Night Dance Parties at the Vero Beach Community Center 2266 14th Avenue in downtown Vero Beach. This Friday Dance Party features D.J Ray Duryea playing the music of the 50's thru today's popular dance tunes. Doors open at 7:30pm. Cost is $10.00 per person. Upcoming specialty Friday Dances held will be the Valentine Ball on February 10th , 2012 and the St. Patrick's Ball March 16th, 2012. For more information call the City of Vero Beach Recreation Department Community Center at (772) 770-6517 or stop in and pick up a flyer, or visit the website at www.covb.org

7:30pmRapunzel & Me: A New Musical

Riverside Children's Theatre - 3280 Riverside Park Drive, Vero Beach FL 32963 

Riverside Children's Theatre premieres a new musical based on the beloved fairy tale of a girl with long flowing hair who has been locked up in a tower. Cost: Adults from $10, Students from $5 Call for more information: 772-231-6990

Saturday, March 24

8:00am - 1:00pmThe Farmers Market Oceanside

Corner of Dahlia and Ocean Drive - Ocean Dr & Dahlia Ln, Vero Beach FL 

9:00amMat Pilates Class

Vero Beach Pilates - 1060 6th Avenue, Vero Beach FL 32960 

10:00amGoby Fest

- 420 Seaway Drive , South Hutchinson Island, Fort Pierce FL 

Bring the whole family for a day of fun. Informative environmental booths, snakes on display, touch tank and even the popular hayrid, living history demonstration and the Cracker Cowboy! For equestrians, a "No Frills" Horseback Poker Ride will take place on the morning of the event. Trail will open at 9 a.m., last rider must be out by 9:30. The fee is $5 per hand. The trail will be five to seven miles. There is no pre-registration for the poker ride. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. If you have any questions or are interested in being a vendor or having your group represented, contact Kim Gault at citizensforthestsebastian@gmail.com or call 321-750-4361. Cost: Free; $5/hand for 9 a.m. horse ride

10:00amTower Pilates Class

Vero Beach Pilates - 1060 6th Avenue, Vero Beach FL 32960 

10:00am - 11:30amRadio operated model sailboat races

Indian River Estates - 7400 block, Vero Beach FL 

The Treasure Coast Victoria Fleet 105 meets every Saturday, weather permitting, at Indian River Estates in the 7400 block of State Road 60, on the right side. After the guard gate, go to the stop sign and turn right. Follow the road along the water until you come to the dock on your right. We start racing our radio controlled Victoria sailboats at 10 a.m. and finish at approximately 11:30 a.m. There are courses marked off in the water with floating buoys and we decide which course we will run each time we meet. Come out to see the races or try your hand at sailing with the radio controls.

10:00am - 2:00pmSummer Camps and Attractions Expo

This free community event will offer parents a closer look at the various summer activities, events and camps available in Vero Beach. More than 30 vendors, will be on hand to share their information with you.

10:00am - 4:00pmTour of Homes - Junior League

Several distinctive Vero Beach homes will be open to ticket holders. Tickets are $35. A package of four tickets is $120. Proceeds from The Tour of Homes directly support Community Impact Projects and the Whole Child Connection, the League's newest ground floor project. Please visit www.JLIR.org for more information on programs and the Tour of Homes."

11:00amReformer Pilates Class

Vero Beach Pilates - 1060 6th Avenue, Vero Beach FL 32960 

11:30am"Fashion on a Budget" luncheon/fashion show

Sebastian Elks Club - 731 S. Fleming St., Sebastian FL 32958 

"Fashion on a Budget" luncheon/fashion show benefit, hosted by the Original Welcome Wagon Club of Sebastian will include a Chinese auction and raffle of two Coach purses. Open to the public. $10.00 RSVP fo Toni Falk - (772) 321-3279 by March 17. Benefits Student Scholarship Fund and donation to the needy in the community.

11:30amRapunzel & Me: A New Musical

Riverside Children's Theatre - 3280 Riverside Park Drive, Vero Beach FL 32963 

Riverside Children's Theatre premieres a new musical based on the beloved fairy tale of a girl with long flowing hair who has been locked up in a tower. Cost: Adults from $10, Students from $5 For more information: 772-231-6990

2:00pm - 6:00pm"Into My Garden", A Standard Flower Show

- 492 Old Dixie Highway., Vero Beach FL 

The Garden Club of Indian River County, will host this event. For more information contact, Chairman Julie Young @ julie@young-appraisals.com

4:00pmThe Literature of Hope -A "Special Event"

Emerson Center - 1590 27th Avenue, Vero Beach FL 

The Laura (Riding) Jackson Foundation and Haiti Partners will present renowned author and Haitian expert, Edwidge Danticat, and local author Kent Annan. Ms. Danticat is a Haitian-born American author who has won the Pushcart Short Story prize, National Book Award nominations, the MacArthur Fellows Genius Grant, and an Oprah\'s Reading Club selection for her fiction and non-fiction. A reception to meet the authors, purchase books and Haitian arts and crafts will follow. Tickets: $25 for speakers' presentation and $50 for the reception and presentation.

6:00pmPony Up with Special Equestrians

Atlantic Crossing Equestrian Center - 7700 8th Street, Vero Beach FL 32966 

Special Equestrians fundraiser with horseback riding demonstrations by disabled riders will include cocktails, light dinner and auction. Cost: $85/person; $150/couple For more information call Vickie Penly: 772-569-0764

8:00pmThe Gin Game

The Riverside Theatre - 3250 Riverside Park Drive, Vero Beach FL 32963 

A Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning drama about two elderly, nursing home residents who strike up an unlikely friendship through their continuous playing of gin rummy. Two Showings today - 3:00 pm & 8:00 pm - Tickets: $40

Sunday, March 25

2:00pm19th Annual Red, White & Blue Concert

Vero Beach High School - 1707 16th Street, Vero Beach FL 32960 

Features the VBHS Concert, Symphonic & Jazz Bands. It is THE Patriotic Event of the Year. Two show times 2:00 & 7:00

2:00pmThe Gin Game

The Riverside Theatre - 3250 Riverside Park Drive, Vero Beach FL 32963 

A Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning drama about two elderly, nursing home residents who strike up an unlikely friendship through their continuous playing of gin rummy. - Tickets: $40

7:00pmAshes to Fire: A Musical Worship Service at First Presbyterian Church of Vero Beach

First Presbyterian Church of Vero Beach - 5210 Royal Palm Blvd, Vero Beach FL 

Free and all are welcome! Call for more information: (772) 562-9088

Monday, March 26

8:30amTower Pilates Class

Vero Beach Pilates - 1060 6th Avenue, Vero Beach FL 32960 

Monday, tower pilates class schedule - 8:30, 4:15, and 6:30

9:00am - 10:00amA.M. Aerobics Exercise Class

Vero Beach Community Center - 2266 14th Avenue, Vero Beach FL 

The City of Vero Beach Recreation Department offers A.M. Aerobics. This is a full body workout designed to meet all fitness levels classes are on Monday's, Wednesday's, Thursday's from 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. $3.21 per person. Punch cards are available. This class is held at the Vero Beach Community Center 2266 14th Avenue. For more information call 770-6517. www.covb.org

9:30amReformer Pilates Class

Vero Beach Pilates - 1060 6th Avenue, Vero Beach FL 32960 

10:00am - 10:45amStorytime

Indian River County Main Library - 1600 21st Street, Vero Beach FL 32960 

2 to 5 year olds and their families are invited to join us for a traditional storytime with storytelling, songs, rhymes, dance and a simple craft. The Children's Winter programs run from January 3rd through April 27th, 2012.

4:15pmTower Pilates Class

- 492 Old Dixie Highway., Vero Beach FL 

5:30pmMat Pilates Class

Vero Beach Pilates - 1060 6th Avenue, Vero Beach FL 32960 

6:30pmTower Pilates Class

Vero Beach Pilates - 1060 6th Avenue, Vero Beach FL 32960 

6:30pm - 9:00pmDancing Under the Stars at Royal Palm Pointe

Royal Palm Pointe - 2 Royal Palm Pointe , Vero Beach Fl 32960 

$1.00 admission donation Join us for a unique dancing and socializing experience! Music will be provided by two live bands with "Dancing Under the Stars" in and around the fountain area. Entertainment includes dance contests with prizes and giveaways. Bring your own lawn chair and comfortable sneakers for dancing and come join the fun! Call for more information: 772-567-2144

7:00pm19th Annual Red, White & Blue Concert

Vero Beach High School - 1707 16th Street, Vero Beach FL 32960 

Features the VBHS Concert, Symphonic & Jazz Bands. It is THE Patriotic Event of the Year.

Tuesday, March 27

10:00am - 12:00pm'Workshop' How to Access History

Indian River County Main Library - 1600 21st Street, Vero Beach FL 32960 

Are you ready for the grand opening of the 1940 census on April 2nd? A free workshop will be presented for you to learn how to access this snapshot of history just before World War II. No registration is required. It will be held in the large meeting room of the Indian River County Main Library on the first floor

10:30amMat Pilates Class

Vero Beach Pilates - 1060 6th Avenue, Vero Beach FL 32960 

11:45amLunch Express Pilates Class

Vero Beach Pilates - 1060 6th Avenue, Vero Beach FL 32960 

12:30pm - 4:00pmDuplicate Bridge

Vero Beach Community Center - 2266 14th Avenue, Vero Beach FL 

The City of Vero Beach Recreation Department offers Duplicate Bridge at the Vero Beach Community Center 2266 14th Avenue. This ongoing session is run by bridge director Norman Hinds, 772-589-3741. Cost is $5.00 per person For more information call 770-6517. www.covb.org

4:15pmTower Pilates Class

Vero Beach Pilates - 1060 6th Avenue, Vero Beach FL 32960 

5:30pmReformer Pilates Class

Vero Beach Pilates - 1060 6th Avenue, Vero Beach FL 32960 

5:30pm - 6:30pmGroup Dance Lessons

Vero Beach Community Center - 2266 14th Avenue, Vero Beach FL 

The City of Vero Beach Recreation Department offers Tuesday group dance lessons. Classes offered are Waltz, Foxtrot, Swing, Rumba, Cha Cha and many more in a four week session call for the name of the dance being taught by certified instructor Ray Duryea. Cost is $7.00 per person per class Every Tuesday at 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. and at 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. For more information call 770-6517.

7:00pmIntermediate County Line Dancing

Bethel Creek House - 4405 N Highway AIA, Vero Beach FL 32963 

The City of Vero Beach Recreation Department is offering Intermediate Line Dancing. This is an ongoing class that can be joined at any time. Instructor Lisa Johns-Grose. Cost is $6.00 per person. Every Tuesday 7:00 p.m.at The Bethel Creek House 4405 North Highway A1A in Vero Beach. For more information call 770-6517. www.covb.org

7:30pm - 10:00pmBluegrass, Country & Gospel Music

Heritage Center - 2140 14th Avenue, Vero Beach FL 

Tuesdays, 7:30-10 p.m. Heritage Bluegrass Band performs

Wednesday, March 28

8:15amReformer Pilates Class

Vero Beach Pilates - 1060 6th Avenue, Vero Beach FL 32960 

9:00am - 10:00amA.M. Aerobics Exercise Class

Vero Beach Community Center - 2266 14th Avenue, Vero Beach FL 

The City of Vero Beach Recreation Department offers A.M. Aerobics. This is a full body workout designed to meet all fitness levels classes are on Monday's, Wednesday's, Thursday's from 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. $3.21 per person. Punch cards are available. This class is held at the Vero Beach Community Center 2266 14th Avenue. For more information call 770-6517. www.covb.org

9:30amReformer Pilates Class

Vero Beach Pilates - 1060 6th Avenue, Vero Beach FL 32960 

4:00pmWinter lecture series @ Harbor Branch

Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute at FAU - 5600 US 1 North, Fort Pierce FL 34946 

The lectures are open to the public, free of charge and reservations are not required. Please call (772) 242-2506 for more information. Two lectures at 4:00 and 7:00

6:00pmConley & King @ The Vero Beach Book Center

Vero Beach Book Center - 2145 Indian River Blvd., Vero Beach FL  

SUSAN CONLEY presents The Foremost Good Fortune and LILY KING presents Father of the Rain

6:00pm - 7:00pmRound Dance (like ballroom)

- 492 Old Dixie Highway., Vero Beach FL 

A couples dance (Two step-waltz-cha cha- tango-etc.)easy & fun every Wednesday in January. $6.00 per person (first night free) 4405 N.A1A (across from Jaycee Park)

7:00pm - 8:30pmSquare Dance Beginner Class

- 4720 69th St., Vero Beach FL 32967 

Four Couples Dancing Together to Music. Easy & fun every Wednesday in January. $6.00 per person (first night free) 4405 N.A1A (across from Jaycee Park)



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  • Heart Disease and You Support Group - Meets on the 1st Monday of each month @ Sebastian River Medical  Center located at 13695 US Highway-1  in Sebastian. The support groups are free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided. For more information, visit www.sebastianrivermedical.com
  • Indian River Bromeliad Society Meets on the 2nd Monday of the month, doors open at 6:30 for plant sales, info, raffle tickets and 7:00 pm  for the Program @ the Garden Club of Indian River County, 2526 17th Ave, Vero Beach. We have speakers, educational workshops, monthly raffles, member's plants sales, field trips, etc. For more information, call (772) 713-6007 or www.irbromeliadsociety.org         
  • Man to Man Prostate Cancer Support Group - Meets on the 1st Tuesday  

    of each month @ 7:00 in Dining Room 1 at Sebastian River Medical located at  13695 US Highway-1 in Sebastian. The support groups are free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided. For more information, visit www.sebastianrivermedical.com

  • Rotary Club of Vero Beach Oceanside - Meets Tuesdays at 5:30 pm for fellowship at Indian River Shores Community Center. (Fred Tuerk Road & A1A) Light hors d\'oeuvres, cocktails, wine and soft drinks are served before our regular meeting between 6:00 - 7:00pm. Call Maureen Labadie for more information. (772) 589-3025.    
  • The Indian River Genealogical Society Meets monthly on 2nd Tuesday, September through May, at 9:30 am in the large first floor conference room of the IRC Main Library, 1600 21 St., Vero Beach. All IRGS general meetings are free and open to the public. For more information check the website www.irgs.org.
  • Diabetes Support Group - Meets on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 

    4:00 p.m. in Dining Room-1 at the Sebastian River Medical Center located at 13695 US Highway-1 in Sebastian.  The support groups are free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided. For more information, visit www.sebastianrivermedical.com 
  • Lupus Support Group of IRC - Meets on the 2nd Tuesday of every month in the Fellowship Hall of Westminster Presbyterian Church,2555 58th Avenue, Vero Beach, FL 32966 at 7 PM.  The Lupus Group is a community of patients, family members and friends dedicated to dealing with Lupus or any autoimmune disease, together. Everyone is welcome. For further information call 772 567-3833 or contact by emailGLNEWC@aol.com 
  • Sebastian Chamber Monthly Luncheon - 2nd Tuesday of the month.  Noon - 1:00 @ Capt. Hiram's - Tiffany Room. Cost is $15.00 with reservations by noon on the prior Monday. $20 at the door. Call the Chamber for more information. (772) 589-5969.    
  • The Indian River County Democratic Party.  Meets on the 3rd Tuesday of each month @ 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. at the River House, 305 Acacia Drive, Vero Beach for Dining with The Democrats.  Special guests are invited to discuss important issues impacting the political process and the Party's goals and objectives.  Bring a dish to serve persons or make a $5.00 donation.  For additional information call: 772)226-5267, or  visit our website <http://www.indianriverdemocrats.net>.  
  • Comprehensive Weight Management Support Group - Meets on the 4th Tuesday of each month at 6:00 pm in the Conference Room  at Sebastian River Medical Center  located at 32965 US Highway-1 in Sebastian. The support groups are free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided. For more information, visit www.sebastianrivermedical.com 
  • The Exchange Club of Indian River Meets every Wednesday at Culinary Capers, 737 22nd St. and is a 501(c)3 that raises funds for child abuse prevention programs. Contact Andrew Malloy for more information (772) 473-4416
  • Treasure Coast Kiwanis Meets Wednesday mornings at 7:00 am to 8:10 at C.J. Cannon's by the airport. www.verokiwanis.com.
  • Friends of SafeSpace Meets on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at the offices of Schlitt Services, 1717 Indian River Blvd, Suite 300, Vero Beach at 5:15 pm. (SafeSpace offers assistance to victims of domestic violence with a shelter, assistance, support etc) For more information, please contact Nancy Carl at ncarl@davita.com or 772-633-7718. 
  • Taxpayers Association, Indian River County, Inc. A not-for-profit corporation that meets on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at Joey's Bistro, corner of 20 St. and Indian River Blvd., Vero Beach; Arrive by 11:45 am. Invocation at 12:00 noon. Phone (772)234-1779 or www.tpairc.org 
  • Vero Beach Computer Group General Monthly Meeting is at 7-8:30 pm  in the Media Room in the Main Library. Special Interest Groups meet in History Room, Main Library; Phone (772) 569-4289;  $20 membership, www.verobeach.com/theverobeachcomputergroup; all kinds of computer help and interests.
  • Military Moms Prayer Group ~ Meets Every Thursday to pray for our  troops around the globe. We meet from 5-6 P.M. at Christ Church Vero Beach, 925 14th Lane, Vero Beach, FL  32960.  New members are always welcome.  For more  information visit www.militarymomsprayergroup.com  or call (772) 231-2221.  
  • Bereavement Support Group - Meets Every Thursday of the month at 

    2:00 p.m. in the Conference Room at the Sebastian River Medical Center located at 13695 US Highway-1 in Sebastian. The support groups are free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided. For more information, visit www.sebastianrivermedical.com

  • Sunbonnet Sue Quilters Guild - We meet Every Thursday and quilt for our own enjoyment. We also make quilts for various charities to raffle and/or give to those less fortunate. We also make quilts for the sheriff's department for trauma victims. We hold a quilt show every 2 years. The next one will be 2013. We have members from beginners to one quilter who has won national recognition. Dues $30/year. Call - 772-770-4659.  
  • Vero Beach Art Club Meets on the 1st Thursday of the month, 6:30 - 8:30 pm at the Leonhardt Auditorium in the VB Museum of Art, 3001 Riverside Park Dr, Vero Beach 32963, 772-231-0303 and web is www.VeroBeachArtClub.org.  each meeting begins with a half hour of food and refreshments, followed by meeting, and ending with a 45 min - hour artist demonstration.  These are open and free to the public.
  • The Democratic Executive Committee(DEC) of the IRC Democratic Party.  Meets on the 1st Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at its headquarters, 1410 19th Place, Vero Beach for its business meeting.  For more  information call: (772)226-5267, or  visit our website <http://www.indianriverdemocrats.net  
  •  Rotary Club of Vero Beach Meets Thursdays at the Quail Valley River Club, 2345 Hwy A1A from 12:00-1:15. www.rotaryclubofverobeach.com.
  • Treasure Coast Rotary Club of Vero Beach is changing its meeting location, time and day, beginning Thursday September 1, 2011. Meets Thursdays at Joey's, 2075 Indian River Boulevard.The meeting sign-in and socialization will be from 5:00 to 5:30 P.M., meeting will begin at 5:30 and adjourn at 6:30. Appetizers will be served with N/A drinks for a cost of $10.00 per person, drinks from the bar may be purchased at additional cost. Prospective members who are invited may attend one meeting free of charge, because of the vast interest in this new meeting location the maximum attendance will be 20 for the first 30 days. For more information call Jim Parks at 772-562-7663. 
  • Indian River Corvette Club Monthly General Membership Meeting at C.J. Cannon's at the Airport, 737 22nd St., Vero Beach at 5:30/dinner and 6:30/meeting on the 2nd Thursday of every month. www.ircorvettes.com.
  • Council of Community Services holds a monthly luncheon monthly meeting on the 2nd Thursday of every month at Regency Park at 12:00 noon.  This is a great opportunity to have lunch and network with other local agencies in the area.  If you are interested, please feel free to contact Nancy Carl @ Nancy.Carl@davita.com or Althea Powell info@powellshoes.com.
  • Vero Beach Orchid Society meets on the 3rd Thursday each month at 7:00 pm at the Garden Club of Indian River County, 2526 17th Ave.; BRING A FRIEND, www.verobeachorchidsociety.org
  • Vero Beach Christian Business Association Vero Beach Christian Business Association Meets 11:30 am on the 4th Thursday of the month (except in November and December when it's the third Thursday due to the holidays) at The Plaza, 884 17th Street, Vero Beach. A catered lunch buffet is provided by Culinary Capers. Cost is $15 with advance RSVP by the Monday before or $17 after Monday and at the door. Visit www.vbcba.org for meeting dates, times, and topics.
  • Indian River Photo Club Meets on the 4th Thursday of the month at the Vero Beach Community Center, 7-9 p.m. For more information contact Hazel Lacks hazellacks@bellsouth.net  
  • Congestive Heart Failure Support Group - Meets on the 4th Thursday of each month @ 3:00 p.m. in Dining Room 1 at Sebastian River Medical Center located at 13965 US Highway-1 in Sebastian. The support groups are free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided. For more information, visit www.sebastianrivermedical.com  
  • Sebastian Fishin' Chics -   Monthly meeting on last Thursday of every month @ 5:45pm at the Roseland Center, 129 Place off of Roseland Road.  Email SebFishinChics@aol.com for more information or go to www.sebastianfishinchics.com
  • Bereavement Support For Men - The group meets the 1st Friday of every month at C.J. Cannon's Restaurant. Free and open to any man experiencing grief from the loss of a spouse, parent, child or other loved one. C.J. Cannon's Restaurant at Vero Beach Municipal Airport 3414 Cherokee Road
  • Alzheimer's Caregivers Support Group - Meets on the 3rd Friday of each month at 3:00 p.m. in the Sebastian River Medical Center Conference Room located at 32965 US Highway-1 in Sebastian.  The support groups are free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided. For more information, visit www.sebastianrivermedical.com   
  • MOAA Ladies Club luncheon and Program, meets on the 3rd Friday of the month. Luncheons are open to wives or widows of men who have served in the uniformed branches, or to women who have served. Call Barbara Willey for information, (772) 567-6997.
  • Smart Recovery meets every Saturday at 12:30 in the first floor conference room at the Vero Beach Main Library (1600 21st Street) Call  for more information:  772-562-6421 or katrovitz@aol.com. Smart Recovery is a non-profit international organization of self help groups with face to face and on-line meetings throughout the world. It is compatible with, but  not a 12 step group and is for all addictive behaviors (alcohol, drugs, nicotine,food, gambling, etc).  
 
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