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editor's note poka-dotTHE BUSY MONTH OF MAY! 

 

It's hard to believe that May is already here, isn't it? So much for things slowing down ... Not only is time FLASHING by, there is also so much still going on this month. You can celebrate something almost every day!  Saturday, be sure to turn on your TV to watch the Kentucky Derby. You might even want to join the fun at Blue Star Wine Bar. They have some fun and  special festivities planned. (see post below) NBC will begin coverage at 4 p.m., with the race scheduled for 7 p.m. (Our family always gets together with a few friends  for this one. We draw names for the horses and everyone puts in a dollar. Winner takes all!) Sunday is Cinco de Mayo, celebrated by our Latin friends, but a day that all have come to enjoy.  Next Tuesday, May 7th, is National Teachers' Appreciation Day, so do something special for your children's teachers, or you might want to take some goodies to the Teachers' Lounge for all to share.  And next Sunday, May 12th is Mother's Day, so start planning for Mom now. Pointe West has a beautiful and tasty brunch you might want to check out. The month will be coming to an end in a blink of an eye and will be ushered out on the heels of Memorial Day! The Navy Seal Museum has a special observance planned. To see all of the other things that we observe and celebrate in May Click Here. Who knew it was Asparagus Month, Flower Month, and even National Bar-B-Que Month.  That only scratches the surface. Oh the things we find to celebrate! Life is a party FLASHERS....ENJOY YOURSELF!  
HAPPY MAY AND HAPPY FLASHING   

 

Of course, for what's going on in Vero, all you have to do is scroll down to view all the activities in our town. We have also distributed 10,000 of our paper calendars for May at several locations this week, so be sure to pick up your copy!

We are now offering a subscription for the calendar.
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SUPPORT TREASURE COAST COMMUNITY HEALTH
(WOMEN'S HEALTH CARE SAFETY NET FUND) 
 ADOPT A $5.00 DUCK FOR THE DUCK DERBY
 
THE WINNING DUCK GETS $2500! Join the fun as thousands of rubber ducks are  dropped into the lagoon behind Captain Hiram's and guided by paddle boarders  and jet skis towards the finish line. Money raised supports Treasure Coast  Community Health's Women's Health Care Safety Net Fund to pay for pap smears,  mammograms and needle biopsies for women in need. Adopt a $5 duck online!
 ~ TOMORROW ~  
     MAY 3RD (5:00PM - 8:00PM)

The galleries on Vero's 14th Ave. will be open May 3rd from 5 - 8PM. May is a time of renewal and the 14th Street galleries are ready to exhibit new works as the summer strolls begin.  The weather is perfect and the aromas coming from the Arts District 20 plus restaurants are enticing.  Just right for a walk through Vero's Arts District for the May 3rd First Friday Gallery Stroll.  Everyone is invited! The District offers an ever-changing variety of food, paintings, sculpture, metal work, jewelry, and other art from regional and nationally renowned artists. This event is free and open to the public.  For further information call 772-480-0491.
DON'T MISS THE FUN ON SATURDAY!

LAST CHANCE!
ENDS THIS WEEKEND!

 
FLASH TIP OF THE WEEK
MARTHA STEWART'S TIPS FOR SPRING

Martha Stewart has all kinds of tips for Spring Cleaning. Some might think she is a bit over-the-top, but my...she does of some good ideas and tips! Don't miss her many uses for lemons. Who knew they can even cure hiccups, shine copper, and be used as an air freshener?
Click Here to watch the video. 



How do Men And Women Fall ill Differently
And Why? 

While most people would scoff at the idea of treating men differently from women, more and more researchers in the field of health  & doctors are now beginning to believe that men and women are different indeed. Click Here 

 

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         APPS FOR DRIVERS AND TEENS
We all know the dangers of texting and driving, yet we see it all the time and might even indulge ourselves.  Well, we know it is a very scary thing and should never be done! From young drivers who are still learning the ropes to older drivers who need reminders about staying safe on the road, this link from Insurance Panda, features an app for everybody.

Coming in at the top of the list is Key2SafeDriving. This app focuses on a very serious topic-texting and driving. The app works by installing a device underneath the steering wheel in the vehicle. When driving, the smart phone will enter "safe driving mode," which in turn will prevent its owner from texting. The clever app also automatically sends replies to incoming texts and is tamper-proof. In fact, if a crafty teen tries to get around the system, mom and dad will immediately be notified.

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T Shirt Quilt

 GREAT GRADUATION GIFT!

This is from our archives. But worth a post again as FLASH believes it is a gift that any grad will love for years to come! Soon it will be graduation time and if your grad has a collection of T-shirts from activities in which he or she has participated, then this is the gift for you! You can have them made into quilts to treasure forever! The shirts are cut into squares, both front and back if desired, then mounted on fabric to create a quilt in whatever size you'd like. FLASH loves to promote our local 'mom and pop' stores and we found a local spot that can help you with this sentimental gift. Give Marilou at Marilou's Quilting and Sewing Center a call. She will be happy to help you with this great gift! 772-589-0011


SAVE THE DATE

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WEEKEND DIY PROJECT

How to Build a Magazine Rack
This weekend project is rated 'easy.' It doesn't take a great deal of equipment and remember ... Home Depot usually offers free cuts on purchased wood. Click Here for instructions. (Once you have clicked, run cursor over right side of image to proceed to the next slide.)
PLAN A KENTUCKY DERBY PARTY! 
 

It's not too late to invite a few friends in for a Derby Party this Saturday. (You'll find the schedule in our Editor's Note above.) The Kentucky Derby Website has some suggestions for recipes to serve. You can also get the names of the horses competing and other ideas, ...And you may want to remind your lady guests to wear their fanciest hats!

                 

TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK

 

The first full week in May is always National Teacher Appreciation Week. If you have a child in school, plan a special surprise for your child's teacher...a special lunch is always nice. One thing that was always a hit at my children's school was when the parents contributed $1 each which enabled us to bring in a local masseuse and Starbucks one morning.  Talk with your PTA and offer to help them recognize the wonderful teachers for all that they do.   

GET STRONG, NOT SKINNY 

The human body does not recover as well if we're not strong, which is why we recommend a balance workout plan that includes strength, cardio, and flexibility training. At Christi's we have over 75 adult fitness classes which incorporate strength, cardio and flexibility. Visit us at  www.christisfamilyfitness.com and check out our full schedule of adult fitness classes. 

 

In the meantime set a goal for yourself of walking 10,000 steps per day (that's about five miles) to stay slim and healthy. Start walking your way to stronger, fitter you! We hope to see you walk into Christi's soon! We will be ready and waiting to help you reach your fitness goals.


FLASH VIDEO OF THE WEEK
  
ORANGUTAN STEALS THEN PUTS
ON TOURIST'S T-SHIRT!
This unbelievable video shows an orangutan stealing a tourist's T-shirt and finally putting it on and modeling it! Click Here
FISHING CALENDAR
The darker the fish the better the fishing!
Best time of day for fishing is also indicated.

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                                     RECIPE OF THE WEEK
                                       BENEDICTINE SPREAD

                        A favorite from the Kentucky Derby Collection

by Chef Mark Williams for Brown-Forman Corporation 

 
  

This spread can be used as a dip or a sandwich & canapé ingredient. It was made popular at Louisville's Benedict's restaurant earlier in this century.

  • 1 large cucumber
  • 12 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tablespoons grated onion
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
  • Pinch of cayenne or Tabasco dash
  • Green food coloring (optional)  
  1. Pare, grate, and drain cucumber.
  2. Combine with remaining ingredients in food processor.
  3. Serve as is or as a sandwich or canapé spread.
  4. Thin with sour cream to make a dip for vegetables.
  
SCENE AROUND TOWN
Herbert the turtle prepares for the trip to Vero. L to R are students Matt Murphy, Maggie Barry and Nicole Fredericks.


HERBERT THE TURTLE RETURNS TO VERO  
In a joint effort with Saint Edward's School in Vero Beach, a sea turtle injured in the Indian River lagoon during the Saint Edward's water camp last summer was rescued by a crew of camp counselors who kept the turtle stable until rescue crews arrived. Given the name Herbert by his rescuers, the turtle was transported to Sea World where he has spent a year in rehabilitation. Last week Herbert returned to the ocean of the Vero Beach coast where first grade students from Saint Edward's excitedly waited his arrival. Staff from Sea World accompanied Herbert along with Saint Edward's students and Coach Jeff Lamscha who was present throughout the rescue. Sea Rescue, a TV show, will film the story.

Exchange Club of Indian River named Rachel Koruo, senior at Indian River Charter High School, their Student of the Quarter. Mark Ashdown, chair of the Club's committee, presented the award to her at a recent meeting at Culinary Capers, Vero Beach. This award is one of a series presented annually by the Club. Rachel will graduate this spring as valedictorian of her high school and receive her Associate of Arts degree from Indian River State College at the age of 16. She is secretary of the school's chapter of National Honor Society and holds positions of leadership in other school clubs while also committing herself to community service as well. 

CONGRATS TO THE WONDERFUL DIXON FAMILY!

FLASH wants to welcome Alden John Dixon to our wonderful world! Born April 16th, 8lbs 20 inches. Alden is proud to call Kelly and John Dixon, Mom and Dad and he has made Kaitlyn a very proud big sis!


HABITAT'S HABITROT A BIG SUCCESS
Cynthia Falardeau and her son Wyatt  join Hamilton the Hammer as they head for the finish line in the 1-Mile Bunny Hop portion of Indian River Habitat for Humanity's HabiTrot to Higher Education 5K run/walk event March 30.
WOMAN OF THE YEAR - CYNTHIA FALARDEAU
The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Indian River Chapter is proud to announce that five of its members were nominated for the Junior League of Indian River's Inaugural Woman of the Year Award and its President, Cynthia Falardeau, won in the Civic/Non-Profit Professional Category.


Up against a slate of strong and influential women in the community, Cynthia Falardeau, proudly walked away with the award in the Civic/Non-Profit Category.  Woman of the Year recognizes women in Indian River County who have made outstanding contributions to our community.  All proceeds from this event support Junior League of Indian River's ongoing programs such as Whole Child Indian River, which connects families to services available in our community.

 

L to R - Ray Hengerer, Michelle Penly, Natalie Urquhart, Bela Nagy and Patricia Moody
8th Annual Spring Swing Golf Tournament 
Benefited SunUp ARC, Inc. of Indian River County

It's seems like it has become a tradition for it to poor the night before SunUp ARC's Annual Spring Swing Tournament, threaten to rain in the early hours and then turn into a beautiful day! Saturday, April 20th, held true to form from previous years. Another tradition is to have Patricia Moody sing & sign the National Anthem before the tournament starts. Everyone agrees that is the perfect way to send the 96 dedicated golfers off to the links!

The team of Jon Brewster, Roger Walker, Jason Short and Trey Higdon captured first place, and 2nd place went to Otis Hamanes, Mike Banyas, Tom Giles J. and Tom Giles Sr. The day brought in almost $16,000 which will be used to help support programs for the special needs people of Indian River County. SunUp ARC operates on three campuses, two in Vero Beach and one in Sebastian.
Art Club Vice President Alicia Quinn and President Mary Ellen Koser present $1,000 summer camp scholarship to Museum of Art Director of Education Marshall Adams, Art School Registrar Ellyn Giordano and School & Youth Program Manager Shanti Sanchez

THE VERO BEACH ART CLUB CONTINUES  

TO MAKE MONETARY GIFTS TO OUR COMMUNITY!

 

Each year, the Vero Beach Art Club donates a portion of their art shows' proceeds to scholarships to support art students.  In addition to awarding three high school seniors (Lydia Chapman, Christophe Ewert and Robert Walsh) college scholarships earlier this month and funding emerging artist Ambrus Diossy's trimester in the Angel Academy (Florence, Italy), they have again donated another $1,000 to the Vero Beach Museum of Art.  This money will go to fund approximately 10 to 12 children to attend summer camp art classes at the Museum.  

Rhonda Horowitz
models a spring
outfit from
Patchington
Mary Lou Kettering models a spring outfit from Patchington


More than 100 Presbyterian
Women and their friends enjoyed the Presbyterian Women's Spring Fling Luncheon and Style Show
on Saturday, March 16, at 1st
Presbyterian Church of Vero
Beach. All proceeds of this annual event benefit the local charities
and Mission projects of
Presbyterian Women.
  
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Vero Beach FLASH - This Week's Calendar

This Week's Eventsx

Thursday, May 2

12:00pmChair EZ Fit

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

Location: Multimedia Room @ the Main Library Chair EZ Fit offers techniques for breathing, balance, focus, stamina and stress relief. Instructor Teresa promotes healthy circulation, concentration, relaxation & improved sleep cycles. Enhances total body health & over all well-being. Ideal for those new to exercise or others seeking rehab or repair. On-going classes require no registration. Donations suggested. Please call Marla Goodman at 772-770-5060 x4121.

2:00pmGrease

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

Get ready to hand-jive the night away with the rollicking, hip-shaking, original high school musical, Grease. Danny, the 'bad boy greaser' falls in love with Sandy the 'girl next door', but will their differences keep them apart or will love conquer all? Featuring unforgettable songs "You're The One That I Want," "Summer Nights," "We Go Together," "Hopelessly Devoted To You," and many more, Grease is the electrifyin', rock n' roll musical of a simpler time - of growin' up, cruisin', and goin' steady.

3:00pmFlick Chats - The Trouble With Harry

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

Classic American films worth talking about are featured on FlickChats -- movie screenings followed by audience discussions - -the first Thursday of every month, now through December at the Library in Sebastian. This monthly event is free and films are chosen and the discussions led by Library staff member Daniel Clark, who has an MFA in Cinema from Columbia University. This month's film is a comedy by Alfred Hitchcock - The Trouble With Harry. Contact Daniel for more information 589-1355 x4522.

5:15pm - 6:15pmPilates With Janice

Heritage Center - 2140 14th Avenue, Vero Beach FL

Come enjoy Pilates With Janice when you can every Tuesday and Thursday. There's no pre-registration and no contract. It's pilates done in west coast style. Bring your own mat, strap, long towel, and light weights if you have them. Beginners are made to feel very welcome. Cost is only $5 per class. Call Janice for more information - 772.538.5223 Event title, Pilates With Janice at Vero's Heritage Center Date, In May 2013: 5/2, 5/7, 5/9, 5/14, 5/16, (not 5/21), 5/23, and 5/30 Time, 5:15 PM - 6:15 PM Cost, $5 per class Contact person, Janice 772.538.5223 Website if available, www.VeroHeritage.org

7:00pm - 9:00pmIRC 4-H Cocktail Party & Auction

The Court House Executive Center - 2145 14th Avenue, Vero Beach FL

For more information or to donate auction items please visit the website Please R.S.V.P. by April 29 Cost $50

7:30pmGrease

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

Get ready to hand-jive the night away with the rollicking, hip-shaking, original high school musical, Grease. Danny, the 'bad boy greaser' falls in love with Sandy the 'girl next door', but will their differences keep them apart or will love conquer all? Featuring unforgettable songs "You're The One That I Want," "Summer Nights," "We Go Together," "Hopelessly Devoted To You," and many more, Grease is the electrifyin', rock n' roll musical of a simpler time - of growin' up, cruisin', and goin' steady.

Friday, May 3

9:00am - 4:00pmIndian River County Master Gardeners

IRC Extension Office - 1028 20th Place, Suite D, Vero Beach FL 32960

Having trouble with your plants. Thumb not very green? No blooms? Brown spots in your yard? Bring all your plant questions to the Master Gardeners. Open from 9am to 4pm and closed for lunch from 12Noon to 1pm. It is staffed by volunteers of the Indian River County Master Gardener Program through the University of Florida. It is totally free. We solve gardening problems and test for soil Ph. Call for more information: 772-770-5030

10:00amVisiting Author - Joshua Henkin

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

Joshua Henkin The World Without You"Coffee Hour' with JOSHUA HENKIN presenting The World Without You: A Novel Friday, May 3rd at 10 a.m.

10:00amThe Wish

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

What happens when a young girl discovers she has magical powers? Young Bailey Briley is an outcast, living a miserable life at her 14th new school. All that changes when she discovers she has a gift for magic and is brought into a whole new world of wonder as she is introduced to the Wishmakers. Chaos and enchantment are in store in Wish, an original play written by Riverside Theatre's Kevin Quillinan.

10:00amWriter's Windowpane

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

Welcome novice to advanced, published or not. Every Friday weekly meets for all genres, styles. Writers may bring samples of their work to be read to the group for discussion and or critique. Location: Florida History Room @ the Main Library For more information please call Marla 770-5060 x4121.

10:00amYoga Classes

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

Instructor, Bethany, covers all levels of Gentle Yoga, with emphasis on breathing and stretching. Great for Balance, Flexibility, Focus, Stress Relief & Relaxation. For anyone 16 years and older. Please call for more information (772)770-5060 ext. 4121

11:00am - 6:00pmDowntown Friday Market

Heritage Center - 2140 14th Avenue, Vero Beach FL

Find fresh fruits, vegetables and on 14th Avenue in Downtown Vero Beach. "Promoting Organic and Sustainable Living" Every Friday from 11-6 p.m. Free and open to the public. Please contact Jennifer Festa if you are interested in a vendor spot for only $15. Call 696-5251 for more information

12:00pmWillow School Tour

Willow School - 950 43rd Avenue , Vero Beach FL 32960

Willow School Tour on Friday May 3 at 12 noon. We invite you to come experience what sets us apart from the others. Come visit our school and enjoy lunch on us. For more information and to RSVP, Please call (772) 770-0758.

12:30pm - 1:30pmAfternoon Reiki Circle

Spark of Divine - 1789 Old Dixie Hwy., Vero Beach FL 32960

Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation. Take some time out of your week to feel the healing. You deserve it. Think how much better you can perform with out so much stress in your life. Take an hour to be stress free. It is gift not only to yourself but your family as well.

1:00pm - 3:00pmCraft 'n Chat

Brackett Library - 6155 College Lane, Vero Beach FL 32966

Location: Conference Room @ the Brackett Library Calling all crafters!! Fall into action with a fresh idea! Come by our west branch on Tuesdays for a casual craft corner with conversation. Learn a new art form, save the earth or bring new ideas to share. Create crafts out of recycled materials or use good ole fashioned methods. Stop by & check out our Chatty Craft room! Classes are open to all, on-going and require no registration. Students provide their own materials. For more info call 770-5060 x 4121.

5:00pm - 8:00pmFirst Friday Gallery Stroll

Downtown Vero - 2000 14th Avenue , Vero Beach FL 32960

Stroll the galleries on 14th Avenue that stay open late this one day a month. Many of the galleries offer a complimentary glass of wine and definitely a feast for the eye! For more information call Mainstreet Vero: 772.643.6782

6:00pmKids Carnival, Food, Music, and Vendors ~ Relay for Life

Riverside Park - 3001 Riverside Drive, Vero Beach FL

The seventh annual Relay for Life of the Beaches is set for Friday, May 3rd and everyone is invited to this family event to benefit the American Cancer Society. The opening ceremony will begin at 6:00 p.m. in Riverside Park. Immediately after the opening ceremony, cancer survivors will be recognized and honored as they take to the track for a survivor lap. Following the lap is a survivor dinner at 6:45 p.m. at the park. Survivors will be honored with a catered meal, specially designed T-shirt, survivor pin, goodie bag and more, all for free.

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.

7:30pmThe Comedy Zone

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

This night of comedy at Riverside showcases up-and coming comedians who are touring the comedy circuit. You can get detail information on the specific comics by visiting the website. Two Show Times: 7:30pm & 9:30pm Tickets: $18

7:30pmFriday Night Dance Parties

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

This fun Friday Dance Party features D.J Ray Duryea playing the music of the 50's through today's popular dance tunes and is sponsored by the Vero Beach Recreation Department. Cost is $10.00 per person. There are a few specialty Friday Dances held each year. Here are the dates for 2013. Valentine Ball February 8th, 2013, St. Patrick's Ball March 15th, 2013, Dress to Impress Ball September 20th, 2013, Halloween Ball October 25th, 2013 Christmas Ball December 13th 2013. 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

8:00pmGrease

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

Get ready to hand-jive the night away with the rollicking, hip-shaking, original high school musical, Grease. Danny, the 'bad boy greaser' falls in love with Sandy the 'girl next door', but will their differences keep them apart or will love conquer all? Featuring unforgettable songs "You're The One That I Want," "Summer Nights," "We Go Together," "Hopelessly Devoted To You," and many more, Grease is the electrifyin', rock n' roll musical of a simpler time - of growin' up, cruisin', and goin' steady.

Saturday, May 4

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

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

9:00am - 12:00pmFree Admission to Environmental Learning Center

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

The 1st Saturday of every month, ELC is open to everyone for FREE visitation.

9:00am - 3:00pmArts & Craft Show ~Final Show of Season

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

May Craft Show hosted by Craft Club of Sebastian, Inc. Artisans and crafters represent Brevard, Indian River, Martin and St Lucie counties. (rain date Sun, May 5) Great selection of juried, unique handmade arts and crafts. Come shop for that special gift for Mom! DJ Entertainment Plus providing music and free dance lessons in center of park. Portion of proceeds benefits local charities. Free admission Free parking For vendor space, call Lynda at 321 327 5389

11:00am - 6:00pmPsychic Fair

Spark of Divine - 1789 Old Dixie Hwy., Vero Beach FL 32960

Have Questions? Need Answers? Come to the Psychic Fair. Readings all day first come, first serve. We will have Mediums, Intuitives, Tarot, Runes, Astrology, Reiki Demos and much more. Join the Fun!

1:00pmLet's Go Birding

Sebastian Inlet State Park - 9700 S. A1A

LET'S GO BIRDING! Sebastian Inlet State Park Date: May 4, 2013, 1:00 p.m. Stroll about with a park ranger while looking at and learning about birds. Great for beginning birders. All interpretive programs meet at the Sebastian Fishing Museum. Fishing Museum is located on the south side of the park. Participation Requirements Fees: Regular park entry fees apply. Contact: Contact park for more information.

1:00pm - 4:00pmFamily Island Adventure Day

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

Paddle your own kayak or ride in one of our pontoon boats out to the Spoil Islands of Indian River's Amazing Lagoon! Experience an afternoon of assorted activities including Sand netting, Paddle boarding, Wildlife watching, Kayaking and much more. Rental kayaks are available for $20. Proceeds to benefit Youth on a Mission (YOAM) 2013 Workcamps. To register visit: http://familyislandadventure.eventbrite.com

1:30pmThe Wish

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

What happens when a young girl discovers she has magical powers? Young Bailey Briley is an outcast, living a miserable life at her 14th new school. All that changes when she discovers she has a gift for magic and is brought into a whole new world of wonder as she is introduced to the Wishmakers. Chaos and enchantment are in store in Wish, an original play written by Riverside Theatre's Kevin Quillinan.

1:30pmLife For Youth Camp Open House

Life For youth Camp - 1416 82nd Avenue, Vero Beach FL 32966

OPEN HOUSE at Life For Youth Camp!!! Kids, wear your swimsuits and try out the Waterslide; the Iceberg & Swimming; climb the Climbing Wall; take a guided tour; and enjoy hot dogs & sodas. Opportunities to Register for Day & Resident Camps. Call for more information: 772-567-2446

2:00pmGrease

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

Get ready to hand-jive the night away with the rollicking, hip-shaking, original high school musical, Grease. Danny, the 'bad boy greaser' falls in love with Sandy the 'girl next door', but will their differences keep them apart or will love conquer all? Featuring unforgettable songs "You're The One That I Want," "Summer Nights," "We Go Together," "Hopelessly Devoted To You," and many more, Grease is the electrifyin', rock n' roll musical of a simpler time - of growin' up, cruisin', and goin' steady.

4:00pm - 8:00pmCinco de Mayo Celebration

St. Francis Manor - 1750 20th Avenue , Vero Beach Fl 32960

Cinco de Mayo Celebration Festival to benefit St. Francis Manor Come enjoy authentic Mexican food and libations! Live music by Mariachi Band Call for more information: (772) 562-8575 $35 per ticket

6:30pm - 9:30pmSunset Saturday Night Concert

Humiston Park - 3000 Ocean Drive, Vero Beach FL 32963

The Sunset Saturday Night Concert Series in Vero Beach is a monthly music festival that is fun for the whole family! Come out and support local bands and charities while enjoying a delicious array of food and drink. Watch out for those fantastic contest giveaways at our Sunset Saturday Night Balls, Bashes and Flavors!

7:30pmThe Comedy Zone

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

This night of comedy at Riverside showcases up-and coming comedians who are touring the comedy circuit. You can get detail information on the specific comics by visiting the website. Two Show Times: 7:30pm & 9:30pm Tickets: $18

Sunday, May 5

12:30pm-"Those Fabulous '50s"

14th Avenue Steak House - 2023 14th Avenue, Vero Beach FL 32960

1:30pmThe Wish

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

What happens when a young girl discovers she has magical powers? Young Bailey Briley is an outcast, living a miserable life at her 14th new school. All that changes when she discovers she has a gift for magic and is brought into a whole new world of wonder as she is introduced to the Wishmakers. Chaos and enchantment are in store in Wish, an original play written by Riverside Theatre's Kevin Quillinan.

3:30pmThe 24th Annual May Pops Concert

Windsor - 3125 Windsor Boulevard, Vero Beach FL 32963

3:30 p.m. Gates open. 5:30 p.m. Concert begins. Location Sponsor Indian River Medical Center

4:00pmAtlantic Children's Chorale

Community Church - 1901 23rd Street, Vero Beach FL

Atlantic Children's Chorale will perform the concert 'Sounds For A Better World.'The angelic voices of the preeminent treble choir in the region will bring to you a refreshing spring concert Adults - $15 Students - $5

Monday, May 6

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

9:00am - 4:00pmIndian River County Master Gardeners

IRC Extension Office - 1028 20th Place, Suite D, Vero Beach FL 32960

Having trouble with your plants. Thumb not very green? No blooms? Brown spots in your yard? Bring all your plant questions to the Master Gardeners. Open from 9am to 4pm and closed for lunch from 12Noon to 1pm. It is staffed by volunteers of the Indian River County Master Gardener Program through the University of Florida. It is totally free. We solve gardening problems and test for soil Ph. Call for more information: 772-770-5030

1:00pm - 3:00pmDrawing Class 'REALISM'

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

Location: 1pm in the Multimedia Room @ the Main Library *This class is an 8-week session meeting each Monday at 1:00pm in May* Drawing Realism utilizing graphite pencils, the hottest art event, is back by popular demand. Starting Monday, May 6, 2013, we will offer one 8 week session @ 1-3pm with artist, Tammy Torres. This fun, relaxing beginner class will teach sketching basics, creating a foundation for advanced techniques, using our 'gift of sight.' Also, students will enhance visual perception by practicing the arts of light & shadow. Seating is limited & registration is required. Supply list is available now at the Main Library. Call Marla at 770-5060 x 4121 to sign up.

3:30pm - 4:30pmQi Gong with Janet

Spark of Divine - 1789 Old Dixie Hwy., Vero Beach FL 32960

Qigong: Qi (pronounced chee) means energy or life force. Gong means work or exercise. Combined, qigong means energy work or exercise. Qigong is an ancient Chinese system of self cultivation, developed specifically as a means for an individual to take full responsibility for promoting one's health, promoting vitality and prolonging life - a personal health care system. Qigong is a gentle physical activity for promoting optimal health and as a moving meditation for stress management. All physical abilities are encouraged to participate. The exercises are all done standing, but modifications are easily made and qigong can also be practiced sitting in chairs. Dress comfortably and come with an open heart and mind. $10 See Janet for Special Pricing - Call for more information 772-257-6499

4:00pm - 5:00pmChess for Kids

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

Chess Pro Paul Bagley will offer free instruction and tips to elementary and middle school children. Registration is not required. Board and game pieces will be provided. Children are welcome to stay afterwards and play until closing.

5:30pmYoga Classes

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

Yoga classes on Monday nites at 5:30pm. Instructor, Melinda, covers all levels of Gentle Yoga, with emphasis on breathing and stretching. Great for Balance, Flexibility, Focus, Stress Relief & Relaxation. For ages 16 and older. Call for more information - (772) 770-5060 ext. 4121

Tuesday, May 7

7:30amWomen Build

Location - Check Event Description - Details in description, Vero Beach FL

In celebration of National Women Build Week, May 4-12, Indian River Habitat for Humanity and its dedicated Women Build group invite area women to join this special build event. The event will be a morning construction project in Habitat's Fellsmere neighborhood, Grace Meadows. Women young and old, experienced and not so much, are invited to round up friends, neighbors, sisters, daughters, moms, grandmoms, aunts, nieces, co-workers to share a fun and rewarding morning supporting the mission of Habitat. Participants should wear close-toed shoes, hat and comfortable clothing. Habitat will provide special t-shirts, water, tools and a mid-morning snack. NO EXPERIENCE IS NECESSARY! Habitat will have professional jobsite supervisors and skilled Women Build leaders to provide instruction and guidance. Participation is limited, so be sure to sign up soon so you won't miss the fun! Contact Habitat Volunteer Coordinator Emily Wicht at 772-562-9860 X212; or Women Build Leader Lanie Frame at either 772-581-9158 or IRCWomenbuild@gmail.com.

9:00am - 4:00pmIndian River County Master Gardeners

IRC Extension Office - 1028 20th Place, Suite D, Vero Beach FL 32960

Having trouble with your plants. Thumb not very green? No blooms? Brown spots in your yard? Bring all your plant questions to the Master Gardeners. Open from 9am to 4pm and closed for lunch from 12Noon to 1pm. It is staffed by volunteers of the Indian River County Master Gardener Program through the University of Florida. It is totally free. We solve gardening problems and test for soil Ph. Call for more information: 772-770-5030

10:30am - 12:00pmHealing Meditation

Center for Spritual Care - 1550 24th Street, Vero Beach FL 32960

Healing Meditation - for those who want to better handle stress in their lives or who have concerns about health and wellness or for those who, simply, want a practice that creates a sense of inner peace. Suggested donation - $5 - Call (772) 567-1233 for more information

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

5:15pm - 6:15pmPilates With Janice

Heritage Center - 2140 14th Avenue, Vero Beach FL

Come enjoy Pilates With Janice when you can every Tuesday and Thursday. There's no pre-registration and no contract. It's pilates done in west coast style. Bring your own mat, strap, long towel, and light weights if you have them. Beginners are made to feel very welcome. Cost is only $5 per class. Call Janice for more information - 772.538.5223 Event title, Pilates With Janice at Vero's Heritage Center Date, In May 2013: 5/2, 5/7, 5/9, 5/14, 5/16, (not 5/21), 5/23, and 5/30 Time, 5:15 PM - 6:15 PM Cost, $5 per class Contact person, Janice 772.538.5223 Website if available, www.VeroHeritage.org

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 Tuesday at 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. and at 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. For more information call 770-6517.

6:00pm - 7:30pmReiki Circle

Spark of Divine - 1789 Old Dixie Hwy., Vero Beach FL 32960

Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation. Take some time out of your week to feel the healing. You deserve it. Think how much better you can perform without so much stress in your life. Take an hour to be stress free. It is gift not only to yourself but your family as well.

7:00pmIntermediate County Line Dancing

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

This is an ongoing class that can be joined at any time and is offered by the City of Vero Beach Recreation Department. Instructor Lisa Johns-Grose. Cost is $6.00 per person. For more information call 770-6517 or visit www.covb.org

7:00pm - 10:00pmTuesday Jazz Jams

Sunrise Theatre - 117 South Second Street, Fort Pierce FL 34950

The Fort Pierce Jazz & Blues Society Presents: Tuesday Jazz Jams Every Tuesday, 7-10pm, Black Box Theatre

Wednesday, May 8

8:30amTurning Lives Around Breakfast

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

This breakfast is an opportunity to raise awareness and funding for the nonprofit organization's mission of Embracing Children. Inspiring Lives. CHS programs and vision are designed to break the cycle of child abuse and provide children and young adults with the opportunity to be safe, healthy and prepared for life. Admission is free and breakfast will be served. CHS clients will share their story of how Children's Home Society has helped them. For more information or to RSVP call Stephanie Mednick at 772-971-1515 or email at Stephanie.mednick@chsfl.org.

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

9:00am - 4:00pmIndian River County Master Gardeners

IRC Extension Office - 1028 20th Place, Suite D, Vero Beach FL 32960

Having trouble with your plants. Thumb not very green? No blooms? Brown spots in your yard? Bring all your plant questions to the Master Gardeners. Open from 9am to 4pm and closed for lunch from 12Noon to 1pm. It is staffed by volunteers of the Indian River County Master Gardener Program through the University of Florida. It is totally free. We solve gardening problems and test for soil Ph. Call for more information: 772-770-5030

3:30pmPrayerful Knitting Group

Center for Spritual Care - 1550 24th Street, Vero Beach FL 32960

Cost: $10 Suggested Donation Per Session For more information call Carol Ludwig: 772-567-1233

5:00pm - 7:00pmCraftee Teen Scene

Brackett Library - 6155 College Lane, Vero Beach FL 32966

Craftee TeenScene is open to students 6th grade & up. Students are welcome to bring new ideas or craft items. Drop by & check out our new Craftee TeenScene! Classes are on-going and require no registration. For more info call Marla at 770-5060 x 4121

5:00pm - 8:00pmArt Mundo Monthly Art Walk

Art Mundo - 111 Orange Ave , at the intersection of Orange Ave and Indian River Drive., Fort Pierce FL

Second Wednesday of every month- Art Mundo is open for Fort Pierce Art Walks from 5-8 PM Call for more information: Phone: 772-766-0021

5:30pmTreasure Coast Gator Toast

The Moorings Club - 100 Harbour Drive , Vero Beach FL

The Treasure Coast Gator Club will award nineteen scholarships to students attending the University of Florida at the annual Treasure Coast Gator Toast scholarship dinner. The Treasure Coast Gator Toast is the signature event and primary fundraiser for the Treasure Coast Gator Club, which has awarded over $100,000 in scholarships to local UF students since 2007. UF Athletic Director Jeremy Foley will be the evening's keynote speaker. Tickets for the event are on sale at www.tcgatorclub.com at a charge of $55 for UF Alumni Association members, $65 for nonmembers or $25 for children 12 and under. The evening will also include a sit-down dinner, one-of-a-kind silent auction items and vendors selling unique Gator gear.

5:30pm - 6:30pmBeginning Line Dance Lessons with Mary and Joe

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

This is an ongoing class can be joined at anytime! Cost $5.00 per person. We go slow so why say no! Come out and learn new dances like "Pontoon" and the old classics like the "Tush Push". Line Dancing known for meeting and making new friends. Sponsored by: The City of Vero Beach Recreation - 772-770-6517.

5:30pm - 6:30pmTai Chi Class

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

Tai Chi is a therapeutic exercise and form of self-defense that can be practiced by anyone regardless of age or condition of health. Offered by the City of Vero Beach Recreation Department. The cost is $5.00 per person. Steve Hanson will be instructing the class.For more information call 772-770-6517 or visit the website at www.covb.org

6:00pmChildren & Youth Wednesday night programs

St. Paul's Church - 4700 N. A1A, Vero Beach FL 32963

ST. PAUL'S CHURCH - Children & Youth Wednesday night programs are held each week at 6:00 PM. Children ages 8-12 and Youth in Jr. High & High School meet at The Surf Club Hotel, 4700 Hwy. A1A. Dinner is included with games, music, bible study, community projects and crafts.

7:00pm - 8:00pmCountry Couples Group Dance Class with Mary and Joe

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

This is an ongoing class can be joined at anytime and no partner is necessary. Join Mary and Joe as they take you around the floor country style. In this class you will learn to Country Two Step, The Blue Rose, Charleston Bump, Side Kick, Country Rumba and so much more. Sponsored by: The City of Vero Beach Recreation Department. - 772-770-6517

7:00pm - 9:30pmVero's Dance Social & Pizza Party

Heritage Center - 2140 14th Avenue, Vero Beach FL

Come listen or dance to the best live music in town and enjoy pizza for only a $5 Admission. Tony Martin and "The Swingables" provide a variety of pop, latin, and ballroom-mix music. Attire is dressy, but not formal. Single dancers are very welcome. Mixers, soda, bottled water, and snacks are available. Complimentary pizza is served at 8:30pm. For more information, call Tony: 772-643-8838 or visit www.veroheritage.org

Next Week's Events

Thursday, May 9

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

9:00am - 4:00pmIndian River County Master Gardeners

IRC Extension Office - 1028 20th Place, Suite D, Vero Beach FL 32960

Having trouble with your plants. Thumb not very green? No blooms? Brown spots in your yard? Bring all your plant questions to the Master Gardeners. Open from 9am to 4pm and closed for lunch from 12Noon to 1pm. It is staffed by volunteers of the Indian River County Master Gardener Program through the University of Florida. It is totally free. We solve gardening problems and test for soil Ph. Call for more information: 772-770-5030

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

2:00pm - 4:00pmSupport Group for Caregivers

Center for Spritual Care - 1550 24th Street, Vero Beach FL 32960

There is no cost to attend. For more information contact Carol Ludwig: 772-567-1233

3:00pmPet Talk For People

Planet Vero Radio - 107.9 FM Radio, Vero Beach FL

Be sure to tune into 107.9 FM Radio at 3:00 where the talk about your pets is always insightful and fun!

5:00pm - 6:00pmMilitary Moms Prayer Group

Christ Church - 925 14th Lane, Vero Beach FL 32960

Come join this interdenominational prayer group that includes women with relatives in the military and "cheerleaders" who simply have a mom's heart for our troops. New members are always welcome. Christ Church Vero Beach-behind Outback and near Vero Bowl For information, call: 231-2221

6:00pm - 8:00pmMom's Nite Out at Indian River Mall!

Indian River Mall - 6200 20th Street, Vero Beach FL 32966

Come join Indian River Mall for Mom's Night Out. Mom's, daughters and girlfriends this is a night out for pampering, fashion, food, and fun! Gather your friends and head to the IR Mall. Mom's Nite Out: Thursday, May 9 | 6pm-8pm

7:00pmImportance Of Being Earnest

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

Jack and Algernon were arguably the most famous pair of bachelors before Felix and Oscar. Leading double lives and wooing two young ladies who have won their hearts, they are caught in their lies. This sets the stage for a hilarious comedy ... mistaken identity ... and encounters with the formidable Lady Bracknell. For more information and ticket pricing call: 772-562-8300

7:00pm - 9:00pmNutrition for Life

Spark of Divine - 1789 Old Dixie Hwy., Vero Beach FL 32960

How can we "Eat Healthy" when we've been misled about what it means to "Eat Healthy"? Degreed Biologist, I have studied nutrition for nearly 30 years. Come learn about the 100+ "Essential Nutrients" that we MUST take in, on a near daily basis, or suffer the consequences. It's a "pay me now, or pay me later" situation. We have been misled to identify, and accept, as "chronic disease and aging", the deterioration of our health and bodies when, in Truth, it is chronic, long term nutritional deficiency of Essential Nutrients finally, and inevitably, manifesting as poor health, sickness, disease and early death. Please pre-register so that I may have hand out materials ready. $20.00, no one turned away

Friday, May 10

8:30amRegistration deadline for youth clinics - session 4

Riverside Racquet Complex - 350 Dahlia Lane, Vero Beach FL 32963

City of Vero Beach Recreation Department - Call for more information - (772) 231- 4787 5/10 Registration deadline for youth clinics session 4 at Riverside Racquet Complex

9:00am - 4:00pmIndian River County Master Gardeners

IRC Extension Office - 1028 20th Place, Suite D, Vero Beach FL 32960

Having trouble with your plants. Thumb not very green? No blooms? Brown spots in your yard? Bring all your plant questions to the Master Gardeners. Open from 9am to 4pm and closed for lunch from 12Noon to 1pm. It is staffed by volunteers of the Indian River County Master Gardener Program through the University of Florida. It is totally free. We solve gardening problems and test for soil Ph. Call for more information: 772-770-5030

10:00amWriter's Windowpane

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

Welcome novice to advanced, published or not. Every Friday weekly meets for all genres, styles. Writers may bring samples of their work to be read to the group for discussion and or critique. Location: Florida History Room @ the Main Library For more information please call Marla 770-5060 x4121.

10:00amYoga Classes

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

Instructor, Bethany, covers all levels of Gentle Yoga, with emphasis on breathing and stretching. Great for Balance, Flexibility, Focus, Stress Relief & Relaxation. For anyone 16 years and older. Please call for more information (772)770-5060 ext. 4121

10:30amMother's Day Story Hour

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

MOTHER'S DAY STORY HOUR with Miss Julie in the Children's Store Friday, May 10th at 10:30 a.m.

11:00am - 6:00pmDowntown Friday Market

Heritage Center - 2140 14th Avenue, Vero Beach FL

Find fresh fruits, vegetables and on 14th Avenue in Downtown Vero Beach. "Promoting Organic and Sustainable Living" Every Friday from 11-6 p.m. Free and open to the public. Please contact Jennifer Festa if you are interested in a vendor spot for only $15. Call 696-5251 for more information

12:30pm - 1:30pmAfternoon Reiki Circle

Spark of Divine - 1789 Old Dixie Hwy., Vero Beach FL 32960

Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation. Take some time out of your week to feel the healing. You deserve it. Think how much better you can perform with out so much stress in your life. Take an hour to be stress free. It is gift not only to yourself but your family as well.

1:00pm - 3:00pmCraft 'n Chat

Brackett Library - 6155 College Lane, Vero Beach FL 32966

Location: Conference Room @ the Brackett Library Calling all crafters!! Fall into action with a fresh idea! Come by our west branch on Tuesdays for a casual craft corner with conversation. Learn a new art form, save the earth or bring new ideas to share. Create crafts out of recycled materials or use good ole fashioned methods. Stop by & check out our Chatty Craft room! Classes are open to all, on-going and require no registration. Students provide their own materials. For more info call 770-5060 x 4121.

4:30pm - 7:00pm3rd Annual IRCHS Art Show

Indian River Charter High School - 6055 College Lane, Vero Beach FL 32966

Indian River Charter High School is proud to announce its third annual Student Art Show. The exhibit opens Friday, May 10th at the school, located at 6055 College Lane in Vero Beach. The exhibit will remain up until the end of the school year and will be open to view during regular school hours. Please obtain a pass at the VAPA Office before proceeding to the exhibit area if you visit while school is in session. For more information about this event please call IRCHS at 772-567-6600.

5:30pm5th Annual Hurricane Hangar Party

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

This is a party the whole family can attend..with a free concert by Bobby and the Blisters. Playing all your favorite classic rock songs and so much more. Lots of food, beer and waldo's famous Hurricane rum drinks too! Admission is free...just bring your own lawn chair. The 5th annual hurricane hangar party has two missions: to raise awareness that we are about to begin another hurricane season, and to raise funds for the north treasure coast chapter of the American Red Cross so we can help those in their time of need....The Hurricane Hangar party is looking for sponsors and silent auction gifts as well...if you can help call 562-2549!

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.

6:45pm - 9:00pmALIVE IN CHRIST

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

Friday, May 10, 6:45-9pm, Saturday, May 11, 8:45am-1pm @ Christ Church

7:30pmFriday Night Dance Parties

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

This fun Friday Dance Party features D.J Ray Duryea playing the music of the 50's through today's popular dance tunes and is sponsored by the Vero Beach Recreation Department. Cost is $10.00 per person. There are a few specialty Friday Dances held each year. Here are the dates for 2013. Valentine Ball February 8th, 2013, St. Patrick's Ball March 15th, 2013, Dress to Impress Ball September 20th, 2013, Halloween Ball October 25th, 2013 Christmas Ball December 13th 2013. 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

7:30pmBroadway Babies at Vero Beach High

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

The Vero Beach High School Chorus Department presents their spring choir concert "Broadway Babies." Enjoy beautiful tunes such as "Bring Him Home" from Les Miserables, "You'll Be in my Heart" from Tarzan by Phil Collins, "Being Alive" from Company by Stephen Sondheim, "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" Choral Highlights by Frank Loesser and "The Lullaby of Broadway" from 42nd Street. Groups to perform include the Ambassador's, the Embassy Choir, Women's and Men's Choirs, led by Mr. Gregory Harris and accompanied by Karen Wiggins. All Seating is Reserved, at $10 and $12. For Tickets, please call the Box Office at 772-564-5537. Proceeds will benefit the arts education of Indian River County students.

8:00pmImportance Of Being Earnest

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

Jack and Algernon were arguably the most famous pair of bachelors before Felix and Oscar. Leading double lives and wooing two young ladies who have won their hearts, they are caught in their lies. This sets the stage for a hilarious comedy ... mistaken identity ... and encounters with the formidable Lady Bracknell. For more information and ticket pricing call: 772-562-8300

Saturday, May 11

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

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

8:00am - 1:00pmMarket Day Treasure

St. Elizabeth's Church - 901 Clearmont St., Sebastian FL

Market day treasure is old and new things. We will have a bake sale, food vendor, raffles and much more.Spaces available for rent inside $20.00 outside 15.00 Call now and reserve your space. Cost to attend: Free Contact person, Laura - 772-589-2770

10:00am - 5:00pmTEACHERS - Enjoy $1 Admission to McKee Gardens

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

MCKEE CELEBRATES EDUCATORS WITH $1 ADMISSION! In celebration of National Teacher Appreciation Week, McKee Botanical Garden is offering $1 admission to all educators on Saturday, May 11. Teachers and education employees can present their school identification at Admissions to receive the special discounted rate. McKee Botanical Garden is located at 350 US Highway 1 in Vero Beach. Hours of operation are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. The Garden is closed Mondays.

1:00pmFISHING FOR SNOOK & REDFISH

Sebastian Inlet State Park - 9700 S. A1A

FISHING FOR SNOOK & REDFISH AT SEBASTIAN INLET POWERPOINT PROGRAM Sebastian Inlet State Park Date: May 11, 2013, 1:00 p.m. Description: Learn some of the techniques for catching these Inlet gamesters. All interpretive programs meet at the Sebastian Fishing Museum. The Sebastian Fishing Museum is locted on the south side of Sebastian Inlet State Park. Fees: Regular park entry fees apply. Contact: Contact park for more information.

1:00pm - 3:30pmCrystals and the Chakras

Spark of Divine - 1789 Old Dixie Hwy., Vero Beach FL 32960

Call for more information: 772-257-6499

4:00pm - 7:00pmPICNIC & FUNDRAISER

Location - Check Event Description - Details in description, Vero Beach FL

*** PICNIC & FUNDRAISER *** Join us for this fellowship on Saturday, May 11th, 4:00 to 7:00 PM at The Tiki Hut in the Moorings. St. Paul's will provide the hamburgers, hot dogs, lemonade & water. Bring your favorite side dish or dessert to share and your bathing suit. Seating is limited, bring a folding chair. Join us for this time of fun, fellowship, surprises and a chance to support our Mission Team. A basket will be available there for those wishing to donate toward the Mission Trip.

6:00pm14th Annual Pioneer Family Dinner

Heritage Center - 2140 14th Avenue, Vero Beach FL

Vero's Heritage Center proudly announces the Kennedy Family as the recipients of the 14th Annual IRC Pioneer Family Recognition 2013. Cocktail Hour begins at 6 PM, followed at 7 PM by dinner and the program. Advance reservations are recommended because this event is a sell-out every year. Tickets are $50 per person and proceeds benefit Vero's Heritage Center and Indian River Citrus Museum. For more information or tickets call: 772.770.2263 Cost, $50 per person

7:00pm"Rochestra Rising"

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

The "Rochestra Rising" classical rock concert with Bobby Yang and the Unrivaled Players is open to the public. Described as "a virtuoso with the frenetic energy of a hurricane" by the Denver Post, Bobby Yang is reinventing the sound of the acoustic violin. This electrifying evening of both classical and contemporary music will also feature the Storm Grove and Oslo Middle School Orchestras under the direction of Richard Ballinger. Cost: $15 and proceeds benefit the music programs in Indian River County. For tickets call the Box Office at 772-564-5537.

8:00pmImportance Of Being Earnest

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

Jack and Algernon were arguably the most famous pair of bachelors before Felix and Oscar. Leading double lives and wooing two young ladies who have won their hearts, they are caught in their lies. This sets the stage for a hilarious comedy ... mistaken identity ... and encounters with the formidable Lady Bracknell. For more information and ticket pricing call: 772-562-8300

8:00pm5th Annual Dancing With Vero's Stars

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

Presented by the Indian River County Healthy Start Coalition in partnership with Riverside Theatre. The star dancers and instructors have been training for several months and gather community votes in advance of the evening on the official website, www.Dancingwithverostars.com then later at the dance competition itself. Each $1 raised will equate to a vote for the dancer. Additionally, dancers are expected to raise a minimum $3,500 each to support the two benefiting non-profits. All dancers will be judged on 50% money raised and 50% based on their dancing skills. Tickets for the May 11th event will be priced at $200 for exclusive seating, $150 for premium seating, $100 for general seating while a specially priced VIP package will be advertised soon after. Tickets will be on sale in early November. You may purchase a ticket by visiting the Riverside Theatre Box Office in person, 3250 River Park Drive in Vero Beach, or call the Riverside Theatre Box Office directly at 772-231-6990. Visa or MasterCard only. There is limited handicapped availability. Please inquire at Box Office. Call for more information: 771-563-9118

Sunday, May 12

MOTHER'S DAY

- 492 Old Dixie Highway., Vero Beach FL

6:30amTreasure Coast Mother's Day 5K Fun Run/Walk

South Beach Park - 1725 Ocean Dr, Vero Beach FL 32963

Early registration: 6:30 A.M., Fun Run: 7:30 A.M., Walk: 8:00 A.M. Two locations: Vero Beach, South Beach Route benefits The Source Fort Pierce, Jaycee Park Route benefits United for Families Registration: $32, $37 day of race, teams of 8 = $200 Contact Deborah Dunlap at 414-526-4601 Refreshments at the end for participants. First, second & third prize awards for male and female runners. Flower for each mom and "could be" mom, coveted t-shirt and great fun for the entire family. This intergenerational experience is a great way to show our kids how to give...start this day early and savor it with your family, knowing you started with giving.

2:00pmImportance Of Being Earnest

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

Jack and Algernon were arguably the most famous pair of bachelors before Felix and Oscar. Leading double lives and wooing two young ladies who have won their hearts, they are caught in their lies. This sets the stage for a hilarious comedy ... mistaken identity ... and encounters with the formidable Lady Bracknell. For more information and ticket pricing call: 772-562-8300

6:00pmThe Ana Popovic Show

Sunrise Theatre - 117 South Second Street, Fort Pierce FL 34950

Singer/songwriter/guitarist Ana Popovic explains her love for the instrument by saying, "A guitar is the way our souls speak." Ana Popovic's career has been meteoric, and shows no signs of slowing down! The four time Blues Music Awards nominee blends smoking electric funk slide guitar, jazzy instrumentals and tight blues groove with soulful feminine vocals. Her incredible stage presence makes her an irresistible force in the music world. Tickets: $25

7:00pmHalf the Sky, a free documentary film

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship - 1590 27th Avenue, Vero Beach FL

Based on the book by the same title, this documentary takes on the central moral challenge of the 21st century--the oppression of women and girls worldwide. Take an unforgettable journey with three actresses/advocates and New York Times journalist Nicholas Kristof to meet some of the most courageous individuals of our time, who are doing extraordinary work to empower women and girls everywhere. You will be inspired by the resilience of the human spirit and the capabilities of women and girls to realize their potential.

7:00pmTreasure Coast Chorale Celebrates 'Beauty' on Mothers' Day

First Baptist Church - 2206 16th Avenue, Vero Beach FL

In its last performance of this season, the 80-voice Treasure Coast Chorale will honor all Mothers with "Everything is Beautiful," a concert of music about beauty. The audience will be asked to provide its own beautiful music during the sing-along portion of the concert. All of the Mothers in the audience will be acknowledged. Doors will open for seating at 6 p.m. for the evening performance and the audience is encouraged to arrive early. There is no admission charge but the audience will be asked to give a generous donation to help offset the costs of this musical gift to the community by the Treasure Coast Chorale. Call for more information: 772-231-3498

Monday, May 13

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

9:00am - 4:00pmIndian River County Master Gardeners

IRC Extension Office - 1028 20th Place, Suite D, Vero Beach FL 32960

Having trouble with your plants. Thumb not very green? No blooms? Brown spots in your yard? Bring all your plant questions to the Master Gardeners. Open from 9am to 4pm and closed for lunch from 12Noon to 1pm. It is staffed by volunteers of the Indian River County Master Gardener Program through the University of Florida. It is totally free. We solve gardening problems and test for soil Ph. Call for more information: 772-770-5030

4:00pm - 5:00pmChess for Kids

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

Chess Pro Paul Bagley will offer free instruction and tips to elementary and middle school children. Registration is not required. Board and game pieces will be provided. Children are welcome to stay afterwards and play until closing.

5:30pmYoga Classes

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

Yoga classes on Monday nites at 5:30pm. Instructor, Melinda, covers all levels of Gentle Yoga, with emphasis on breathing and stretching. Great for Balance, Flexibility, Focus, Stress Relief & Relaxation. For ages 16 and older. Call for more information - (772) 770-5060 ext. 4121

6:00pmVisiting Author - Charles Martin

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

CHARLES MARTIN presents Unwritten: A Novel Monday, May 13th at 6 p.m.

Tuesday, May 14

9:00am - 4:00pmIndian River County Master Gardeners

IRC Extension Office - 1028 20th Place, Suite D, Vero Beach FL 32960

Having trouble with your plants. Thumb not very green? No blooms? Brown spots in your yard? Bring all your plant questions to the Master Gardeners. Open from 9am to 4pm and closed for lunch from 12Noon to 1pm. It is staffed by volunteers of the Indian River County Master Gardener Program through the University of Florida. It is totally free. We solve gardening problems and test for soil Ph. Call for more information: 772-770-5030

9:30amIRC Geneaolgy Society ~ Last Meeting

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

Indian River Genealogy's final meeting of the current social season. The meeting will take place Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at 9:30 AM in the Indian River County Main Library. Bob Inhoff, IRGS Webmaster and Board member, will present a program titled "Technology Tips for Your Genealogical Research". The meeting is free and open to the public.

10:30am - 12:00pmHealing Meditation

Center for Spritual Care - 1550 24th Street, Vero Beach FL 32960

Healing Meditation - for those who want to better handle stress in their lives or who have concerns about health and wellness or for those who, simply, want a practice that creates a sense of inner peace. Suggested donation - $5 - Call (772) 567-1233 for more information

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

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 Tuesday at 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. and at 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. For more information call 770-6517.

6:00pm - 7:30pmReiki Circle

Spark of Divine - 1789 Old Dixie Hwy., Vero Beach FL 32960

Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation. Take some time out of your week to feel the healing. You deserve it. Think how much better you can perform without so much stress in your life. Take an hour to be stress free. It is gift not only to yourself but your family as well.

7:00pmIntermediate County Line Dancing

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

This is an ongoing class that can be joined at any time and is offered by the City of Vero Beach Recreation Department. Instructor Lisa Johns-Grose. Cost is $6.00 per person. For more information call 770-6517 or visit www.covb.org

7:00pm - 10:00pmTuesday Jazz Jams

Sunrise Theatre - 117 South Second Street, Fort Pierce FL 34950

The Fort Pierce Jazz & Blues Society Presents: Tuesday Jazz Jams Every Tuesday, 7-10pm, Black Box Theatre

Wednesday, May 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

9:00am - 4:00pmIndian River County Master Gardeners

IRC Extension Office - 1028 20th Place, Suite D, Vero Beach FL 32960

Having trouble with your plants. Thumb not very green? No blooms? Brown spots in your yard? Bring all your plant questions to the Master Gardeners. Open from 9am to 4pm and closed for lunch from 12Noon to 1pm. It is staffed by volunteers of the Indian River County Master Gardener Program through the University of Florida. It is totally free. We solve gardening problems and test for soil Ph. Call for more information: 772-770-5030

5:00pm - 7:00pmCraftee Teen Scene

Brackett Library - 6155 College Lane, Vero Beach FL 32966

Craftee TeenScene is open to students 6th grade & up. Students are welcome to bring new ideas or craft items. Drop by & check out our new Craftee TeenScene! Classes are on-going and require no registration. For more info call Marla at 770-5060 x 4121

5:30pm - 6:30pmBeginning Line Dance Lessons with Mary and Joe

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

This is an ongoing class can be joined at anytime! Cost $5.00 per person. We go slow so why say no! Come out and learn new dances like "Pontoon" and the old classics like the "Tush Push". Line Dancing known for meeting and making new friends. Sponsored by: The City of Vero Beach Recreation - 772-770-6517.

5:30pm - 6:30pmTai Chi Class

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

Tai Chi is a therapeutic exercise and form of self-defense that can be practiced by anyone regardless of age or condition of health. Offered by the City of Vero Beach Recreation Department. The cost is $5.00 per person. Steve Hanson will be instructing the class.For more information call 772-770-6517 or visit the website at www.covb.org

6:00pmChildren & Youth Wednesday night programs

St. Paul's Church - 4700 N. A1A, Vero Beach FL 32963

ST. PAUL'S CHURCH - Children & Youth Wednesday night programs are held each week at 6:00 PM. Children ages 8-12 and Youth in Jr. High & High School meet at The Surf Club Hotel, 4700 Hwy. A1A. Dinner is included with games, music, bible study, community projects and crafts.

7:00pmImportance Of Being Earnest

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

Jack and Algernon were arguably the most famous pair of bachelors before Felix and Oscar. Leading double lives and wooing two young ladies who have won their hearts, they are caught in their lies. This sets the stage for a hilarious comedy ... mistaken identity ... and encounters with the formidable Lady Bracknell. For more information and ticket pricing call: 772-562-8300

7:00pm - 8:00pmCountry Couples Group Dance Class with Mary and Joe

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

This is an ongoing class can be joined at anytime and no partner is necessary. Join Mary and Joe as they take you around the floor country style. In this class you will learn to Country Two Step, The Blue Rose, Charleston Bump, Side Kick, Country Rumba and so much more. Sponsored by: The City of Vero Beach Recreation Department. - 772-770-6517