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Vero Beach, Fl - Ed. 11.14.2013   

            
     
   
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START YOUR HOLIDAY SHOPPING

WHILE HELPING THE HOMELESS 

Maybe you have already started your holiday shopping, but if you haven't, it might just be the perfect time and opportunity to begin. This is especially true for our Jewish friends. Hanukah begins at sundown on Wednesday, the 27th and for the first time since 1888, the first full day of the Hanukah celebration falls the following day on Thanksgiving.  

A couple of months ago I was asked by the Neda Heeter if I would agree to be one of ten artist to repurpose an item from the Second Chance Thrift Store. The items would be auctioned off and all of the proceeds will benefit the Homeless Family Center. I was honored to be asked and eager to participate. This weekend the Thrift to Treasure LIVE auction will take place. You can participate and bid online at the Vero Beach Auction website or at the LIVE auction on the 16th at 3pm. To the right is a picture of the mirror that I transformed from a thrift to a treasure, as well as a sreen divider created by artist Ginny Piech Street. If you click here to go to the auction site, all astute FLASHERS will notice that Ginny has a bid on her item and well... I don't. Enough said? Oh...maybe not. :) Indulge me... One bid, FLASHERS. That's it. One bid is all it takes to get the ball rolling! I'm not sure where that ball will end, but let's push it off the ledge! There are eight other items as well that will benefit the Center. The auction has quite a few other items. Start your shopping now and ask yourself...Mirror, Mirror on the Wall, who's your new owner? Who pushed the ball?
 
Have a great weekend FLASHERS. Make sure you stop by the Nature expo at Maitland Farm and the Rummage Sale at St. Eds where you have a great chance of finding even more treasures!
 
Enjoy!
 
Valerie Watkins
Publisher  
Vero Beach FLASH, LLC
 
PAULINE ADAMS

IS A POSITIVE PERSON

Pauline Adams, owner of I'll Never Tell Jewelry on Ocean Drive, has a heart for the troops.  In fact, she has such a heart that in just two years, she raised $20,000 for the Military Moms Prayer Group through the sale of "Braveheart Pins," a red-white-and-blue crystal encrusted, heart-shaped pin that she sells for $12.  All proceeds benefit the prayer group.  One woman ordered 100 for  4th of July party; another ordered 200 to give as gifts at a party she threw for her grandson, who was being deployed.  Pauline is so excited by the outpouring of community support for her pin-project that she's found another way to benefit the prayer group's outreach efforts:  hand-painted, patriotic ornaments, adorned with flags and Sworovski crystal.

Pauline is the wife of a Vietnam Vet and the mother of two sons who served in the military. One served in the Marine Corps and the other in the Navy.   She comes from a long line of military men -- and helping the troops through the prayer group's gift-box package drives is her way of giving back.

"These ornaments and pins are a simple way to say thank you to   our courageous servicemen and women," says Pauline. "They are the true 'brave hearts' who keep our country safe.

Pauline, thank you for your efforts to support those who support and fight for our many freedoms! FLASH wishes you a year to break all past records and encourages everyone to stop by for a pin or an ornament! Also, click here for pick up locations for the gift-box packages. 

 Ooops! CORRECTION FOR YOU HUNTERS!
 
Last week we tried to give you a link to learn everything you needed to know about hunting in Florida.  Apparently, the link didn't work and we apologize. Here is the correct link from the Florida Wildlife Commission. 

LOOK WHO'S RETURNING TO TV!

Bill Cosby announced this week that he is working on a new family series for television that parents can watch with their kids.  He stated that it won't be like the old Cosby show, but will reflect the same values of love and  respect between parents and (this time; their adult children, told with his wonderful comedic style. Thanks, Bill. It's about time someone cleaned up TV's act! We'll look forward to it.

 




  blood pressure  UNDERSTANDING BLOOD PRESSURE

What Is Systolic and Diastolic Blood Pressure?

The blood pressure reading is measured in millimeters of mercury (mmHg) and is written as systolic pressure (upper #), the force of the blood against the artery walls as your heart beats, over diastolic pressure (lower #), the blood pressure between heartbeats. For example, a blood pressure reading is written as 120/80 mmHg, or "120 over 80". The systolic pressure is 120 and the diastolic pressure is 80. 

What Is a Normal Blood Pressure?

The Joint National Committee on Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Pressure has classified blood pressure measurements into several categories:

  •  Normal blood pressure is systolic pressure less than 120 and diastolic pressure less than 80 mmHg.
  • "Prehypertension" is systolic pressure of 120-139 or diastolic pressure of 80-89 mmHg.
  •  Stage 1 Hypertension is blood pressure greater than systolic pressure of 140-159 or diastolic pressure of 90-99 mmHg or greater.
  • Stage 2 Hypertension is systolic pressure of 160 or greater or diastolic pressure of 100 or greater.

 

Which number is more important, top (systolic) or bottom (diastolic)?

Typically more attention is given to the top number (the systolic blood pressure) as a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease for people over 50 years old. In most people, systolic blood pressure rises steadily with age due to increasing stiffness of large arteries, long-term build-up of plaque, and increased incidence of cardiac and vascular disease.

 To help lower your blood pressure naturally by activity and diet, follow the steps on this fun video. Click Here 

THIS SATURDAY!!
 
MARTHA STEWART'S THANKSGIVING CHECKLIST 
 
is step-by-step guide starting 4 days before Thanksgiving will help to make this day a pleasant experience, even for the host! Click Here, then click "Thanksgiving Checklist" to open the planner and scroll down through the 3 pages. 

Night Sounds Concert Series

 Live Music ~ Country Classics Bans

Saturday, November 16th  

7:00pm - 9:00pm 
Sebastian Inlet State Park ~ 9700 South A1A

    

The Country Classics Band is a seven piece band with a legendry Nashville sparkle of family-oriented music. They play the best of classic country, a little bluegrass  a smidgen of Rock 'N' Roll from the 1950s to the 1990s. The Country Classics Band covers the music of Willie, Waylon, Haggard, Cash, Hank, George Strait, Chuck Berry and even Jimmy Buffet. The concert will take place at the pavilions on Coconut Point, located on the south side of Sebastian Inlet. The concert is free with regular park entry fees. For more information please call (321)984-4852.

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GOOD NEWS/ BAD NEWS


The good news: According to a University of Michigan study in 2012, teen smoking has been steadily declining. Down from 18.7 % in 2011, only 17.1% of U.S. teens reported smoking tobacco within the past 30 days at the time of the study.  The bad news: Teen use of marijuana remained about the same with 22.9% of high school seniors saying they had smoked 'pot' in the past 30 days. More bad news: In the same study, 40% of the seniors admitted to drinking alcohol in the past month. This study is sponsored by a grant from The National Institute of Health and is done annually by surveying about 50,000 students in 400 secondary schools.

WEEKEND PROJECT

Trying to create a walkway using something other than stepping stones? This tree stump walkway will help give your home and garden a more earthy and
natural feel. Click here for directions
 
 Learn To Surf!

Here's your chance to enjoy one of the most popular sports in the world. There is nothing like the thrill you get the first time you catch a wave and cruise to the shore, as if you were walking on water. This is a custom, one-on-one session with Coach Mill; ocean lifeguard, All-American swimmer and surfing instructor with 50 years of experience. If you mention the Vero Beach Flash, for just $40, you get a one-hour, introductory lesson and if you don't catch a wave, it's free! Beginners, of all ages, are encouraged to give it a try. Board is provided. All you need to bring is your bathing suit! For more information and to contact Coach Mill, go to http://www.coachmill.com.

 YOU'RE INVITED  
GIRLS NIGHT OUT
    Date: Thursday, November 21st
   Time: 6:00 ~ 8:00 pm
   Place: Maitland Farm Preschool
               5990 5th Street SW

$5 entry fee
Small bites and drinks will be served!
Raffle and lots of great items!  
Bring your girlfriends, moms and sisters!
Call 772.567.1713 for more information.

Click Here to listen at your leisure. 
SUNRISE THEATRE BANNER  
CLASSIC ALBUMS LIVE - FLEETWOOD MAC RUMOURS
Saturday, November 16 at 8pm, Tickets: $29/$39, $49 (VIP)

 

What were you doing the first time you heard Go Your Own Way or You Make Loving Fun? Fleetwood Mac's 1977 hit album sold over 45 million copies, went platinum 19 times, and gave us some of rocks greatest moments. Click Here for Tickets

 

 

AN EVENING WITH AMERICA
Friday, November 22 at 8pm, Tickets: $59/49

 

The year 2010 marks the 40th Anniversary of classic-rock favorite, America. Founding members, Gerry Beckley and Dewey Bunnell (along with former band mate Dan Peek) met in the late 1960s and quickly harmonized their way to the top of the charts.  Click Here for tickets.

 

 

THE TONY AWARD WINNING MUSICAL - HELLO, DOLLY! 
STARRING EMMY-AWARD WINNING SALLY STRUTHERS  

 

 Friday, November 29 at 8pm, Tickets: $65/$55

 

Hello, Dolly! is a delectable treat for the whole family, filled with some of musical theatre's all-time greatest showstoppers. Winner of ten Tony Awards including Best Musical, Hello, Dolly! is one of the most enduring Broadway classics. Click Here for tickets

 


 
 
 
 
 
 
A celebration of the music and lyrics of Irving Berlin, I Love a Piano follows the
nostalgia-filled journey of an upright piano as it as it moves from one owner to the next and from the turn of the century to present day. This tuneful American story of life, love and patriotism is filled with over sixty of Berlin's most beloved classics, For Tickets Click Here
 
 
TODAY'S CHUCKLE

A man was going up to bed, when his wife told him he'd left the light on in the garden shed - she could see it from the bedroom window. But he said that he hadn't been in the shed that day. He looked himself, and there were people in the shed, stealing things.

He rang the police, but they told him that no-one was in his area, so no-one was available to catch the thieves. He said ok, hung up, counted to 30 and rang the police again.

"Hello. I just rang you a few seconds ago because there were people in my shed? Well, you don't have to worry about them now, I've just shot them all."

Within five minutes there were half a dozen police cars in the area, an Armed Response unit, the works. Of course, they caught the burglars red-handed.

One of the policemen said to this man: "I thought you said you'd shot them!"

He replied: "I thought you said there was no-one available!"

 

Today's Joke

 

A man was going up to bed, when his wife told him he'd left the light on in the garden shed - she could see it from the bedroom window. But he said that he hadn't been in the shed that day. He looked himself, and there were people in the shed, stealing things.

He rang the police, but they told him that no-one was in his area, so no-one was available to catch the thieves. He said ok, hung up, counted to 30 and rang the police again.

"Hello. I just rang you a few seconds ago because there were people in my shed? Well, you don't have to worry about them now, I've just shot them all."

Within five minutes there were half a dozen police cars in the area, an Armed Response unit, the works. Of course, they caught the burglars red-handed.

One of the policemen said to this man: "I thought you said you'd shot them!"

He replied: "I thought you said there was no-one available!"

 KICK THE SUGAR HABIT!
                       
Can't seem to stay away from the sweet stuff? As we head into the holidays, it's going to be even harder. Here's the reason why. When you eat sugar, it stimulates the release of dopamine in your brain, which makes you feel pleasure. The brain recognizes and likes this feeling and begins to crave more. It may startle you to learn that heroin, morphine and sugar all stimulate the same receptors in your brain. Here, Dr. Oz reveals easy ways to kick your sugar habit.

Chromium 
Chromium plays an important role in insulin's regulation of blood glucose, and plays a role in energy production. Chromium prevents the spikes and dips of blood sugar. Take 200 mcg once a day at the start of any meal to prevent the sugar surges that often leave you reaching for more sugar later.

Add Fruit to Your Meals 
By adding naturally sweet stuff to your meals, like healthy whole and dried fruit, you can trick your taste buds into thinking they're getting sweets - shutting down cravings before you reach for dessert. Try adding a spoonful of natural cranberry jam to your turkey sandwiches at lunchtime.  You can even throw a handful of raisins into your rice. Use your imagination!
 
Dr. Oz's Half-and-Half Rule 
If most of your sugar comes from drinks like soda and juice, dilute it with a half a cup of seltzer. This will immediately reduce your sugar intake by half! Continue to reduce the amount of the sugary drinks you consume as you go and, soon, you won't even miss them.

Peanut Butter and Chocolate Combo 
This tasty duo will satisfy even the most voracious sweet tooth. Melt a bar of dark chocolate and mix it into a jar of organic peanut butter. Leave it in the fridge so that it cools and the flavors blend. When a sugar craving strikes, have a spoon. One spoonful has 4.5 grams of sugar. Compare this to your average brownie with a whopping 30 grams of sugar, and you're well on your way to shaking your sugar habit in healthy ways you never thought possible!
 
 FLASH VIDEO OF THE WEEK

This little boy in his tiger outfit made a friend at the zoo on Halloween.
 

FISH CALENDAR
The darker the fish...The better the fishing! 

  RECIPE OF THE WEEK

You don't have to be celebrating Hanukah to enjoy this delicious Jewish treat! 

 

World's Fastest Potato Latkes
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes

1 package (30 ounces) frozen shredded hash brown potatoes, thawed *
1 ˝ cups finely chopped onion (about 2 medium)
4 large eggs, lightly beaten
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon salt
ľ teaspoon pepper
Vegetable oil

In large bowl, combine all ingredients except oil; mix well.  In large cast-iron or heavy nonstick skillet, heat 1/4 inch oil over medium heat until hot.   Drop 1/2-cup portions of potato mixture into skillet, flattening with a spatula to form 6-inch pancakes.  Cook until golden brown, about 10 minutes, turning once. 

 Drain on paper towels; serve hot with applesauce and sour cream.
Makes 12 (6-inch) pancakes

 

*Once the potatoes thaw, gently squeeze a handful of potatoes at a time to remove excess moisture.

 

SCENE AROUND TOWN
Vero Beach Power Squadron (VBPS) is proud to assist with the Coastal Conservation Association's Oyster Restoration 
Project. "A single oyster can filter 50 gallons of water per day to remove bacteria and toxins 
from our Lagoon waters," explained Paul Dritenbas, as he discussed the environmental  environmental problems facing the Indian River Lagoon. 

At the VBPS monthly meeting, Mr. Dritenbas spoke about the Lagoon Oyster Restoration Project and explained how the VBPS can participate. He demonstrated how the oyster mats are made and used in the lagoon to restore and build oyster beds. The oyster shells, after being cleaned and sanitized, are tied on to 16" squares of polypropylene netting. These nets are put into the water in March of each year and the resident oysters in the lagoon release larvae, called spat, in April, which attach to the oyster shells and continue growing. The oysters will clarify the water so light can hit the seagrass. Sea grasses to the north of the Barber Bridge have suddenly disappeared. The oyster reefs also function as wave breaks and offer shoreline protection from erosion.
 
FREE TICKETS!!
Benefactor underwrites Emerson Center's 
"Dreamers & Schemers" 
 
THURSDAY, NOV 27TH
7:00 PM
Emerson Center
~ 1590 27th Avenue  
 
 
 
An anonymous benefactor has stepped up and "bought the house" for The Emerson Center's November 21 performance of "Dreamers & Schemers," hoping to make it possible for everyone to attend this informative and entertaining event.
 
"Dreamers & Schemers" is a dramatic presentation that introduces the audience to three of Florida's most notable characters - Henry Flagler, Napoleon Bonaparte Broward, and Marjory Stoneman Douglas.  For this performance, distinguished actors appear onstage in full costume and speak "in the voice" of the historical figures they are portraying.  The performers reveal each character's visions for Florida's future and their opinions about who should control its bountiful resources.
 
In underwriting this performance, the anonymous benefactor was touched by a belief that this show would both inform and entertain people of the Treasure Coast - especially area children who "will define Florida's future based on their understanding of its past."
 
While the show is free, seating is limited and available on a first-come-first-served basis. Those who have already purchased tickets for this event are asked to visit the venue's box office and receive their refunds.
 
Further information about this and other events at The Emerson Center is available from their website or by calling the box office at 772-778-5249.
 
"Dreamers & Schemers" has been organized by the Florida Humanities Council, co-sponsors with Marine Bank and Trust of The Emerson Center's highly popular Florida Humanities Series.
CONGRATS TO ORCHID ISLAND 
GOLF & BEACH CLUB
  
Orchid Island Golf and Beach Club was recently awarded with the Distinguished Emerald Club of the World designation from BoardRoom Magazine, one of the most respected trade publications serving private clubs. To be a Distinguished Emerald Club is to be one of a very select group of private clubs that have been recognized as providing not only an absolutely excellent Member Experience, but also a Member Experience at a level attained by only the finest clubs in the world. This distinction is nuanced, yet thoroughly recognizable, for it is based on the most important of all intangible qualities. Reputation. Reverence. Admiration. Brand Equity. Fame. Whatever you call it, it is that "X" factor that separates two clubs that both provide superlative Member Experience, but where one is a great club, while the other is the most prestigious of memberships.

Pictured: L to R - 

Rich Waage, Director of Golf, Jacqueline Nickel, Controller, Jim Buck, Director of Tennis, Shirley Reul, Marketing Coordinator, Ted Hutton, Board President, Maria Jenkins, Director of Human Resources, Rob Tench, General Manager, Jackie Kennedy, Director of Membership, Mike Rose, Director of Maintenance, Denise Duda, Director of Fitness & Wellness, Matt Boyd, Golf Course Superintendent, and Pam Sanchez, Director of Food & Beverage

The Healthy Start Coalition is busy putting the pieces together for the 6th Annual Dancing with Vero's Stars. Coming off an exceptional last season event, "Dancing" will take place on the evening of Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 6 p.m. at Riverside Theatre in Vero Beach.  Healthy Start once more welcomes Riverside Theatre as their community partner.  Proceeds from this event will benefit Healthy Start Coalition and Riverside Theatre's programs and services. This year's participants include: 
 

Female

Star Dancer-Ginger Atwood with Professional Instructor-Robert Scott

Star Dancer-Samantha Brackett with Professional Instructor Marclino Pardo

Star Dancer-Joan Busch with Professional Instructor-Tom Isola

Star Dancer-Dr. Michele Maholtz with Professional Instructor Barry Trammell

Star Dancer-Kitty Wagner with Professional Instructor-Bryan Casanova

 

Male

Star Dancer-Wesley Davis with Professional Instructor-Terry Greene

Star Dancer-Tony Donadio with Professional Instructor-Karren Walter

Star Dancer-Dr. Alan Durkin with Professional Instructor Beth Shestak

Star Dancer-Timothy Girard with Professional Instructor-Amy Trammell

Star Dancer-Scot Wilke with Professional Instructor-Kaylan Keathley

 
The Indian River Community Foundation has named Michele Downey as its new Philanthropic Services Assistant.  Ms. Downey will be responsible for administrative duties that support and advance the organization's philanthropic mission to build a stronger community through donor-driven philanthropy. Ms. Downey brings more than 15 years of administrative and marketing experience to the professional staff of Indian River Community Foundation with an emphasis on managing projects and constituent relationships.  She most recently provided administrative support for the Treasure Coast Community Health Foundation. A resident of Vero Beach since 2002, Ms. Downey volunteers regularly in the community. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Environmental Learning Center and is also a member of the Children's Ministry Board at the Community Church of Vero Beach.
Personal studio tour of TV show, NCIS

Actor Chris O'Donnell, a long time supporter of Riverside Children's Theatre, is offering a personal studio tour of his TV show, NCIS:  LOS ANGELES to the lucky winner of the headline 
silent auction item at this year's Festival of Trees.  In addition to the tour, with the opportunity to meet other cast members, the package includes a three night stay at the Peninsula Hotel in Beverly Hills and $1,200 in air fare.  Auction bedding opens at the Festival Gala Preview Party Friday, November 22 at 6:30 pm.  For more information call the theatre at 772-234-8052.
         
Children and adults alike had a faBOOlous time at this year's Trunk or Treat event hosted by St. Paul's Church. Cow-Girl Norma Ashburn and her husband in the first photo enjoyed watching the children on the real saddle they brought and set up for a children's photo opportunity.
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Vero Beach FLASH - This Week's Calendar

This Week's Events

Thursday, November 14

7:45amIMPACT 100 Breakfast

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

The ladies of Impact 100 are hosting their annual membership Kick-Off Breakfast at Oak Harbor Club featuring guest speaker, Valerie Pringle, one of Canada's most accomplished and popular television hosts. Registration begins at 7:45 a.m. with breakfast and the presentation at 9 a.m. Tickets are $35 per person, and the event is open to Impact 100 members and the public. Money raised will support the Impact 100 Fund, which award annual grants to nonprofit organizations in Indian River County.

10:00am - 6:00pm'Community Acupuncture' OPENING

Community Acupuncture - 1575 Indian River Blvd Suite C-136 , Bridgewater Building, Vero Beach fL 32960

Introducing 'Community Acupuncture' to Indian River County ACUPUNCTURE TREATMENTS ONLY $25 TUESDAY, THURSDAY AND SATURDAY 10 A.M. to 6 P.M. Quality, Affordable Healthcare for Everyone 'Community Acupuncture' is an exciting new model for acupuncture that empowers clients and builds community by making treatments affordable and accessible to everyone, regardless of your income level. Call for more information: 772-770-6184

3:00pmNew volunteer opportunities

United Way - 1836 14th Avenue, Vero Beach FL

Suncoast Mental Health is proud to announce they are initiating a new" Suncoast Angels" volunteer group. They will be having an informational meeting on Thursday November 14th at 3:00 pm at the United Way Community Room, 1836 14th Avenue, Vero Beach. Suncoast is proud of helping children and families on the Treasure Coast since 1998. Suncoast provides best-practice and research based assessment counseling and supportive services. All are welcome to come and find out what opportunities are available for you to help our children and families and join our new "Suncoast Angels" group. For more information please contact Art Ciasca, CEO at 772-489-4726 ext. 2024

7:00pmKenny G in Concert

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

Thursday, November 14 at 7pm, Tickets: $59/69 The biggest-selling instrumental musician of all-time, smooth jazz saxophonist Kenny G will be performing for one night only at the Sunrise Theatre. Kenneth Gorelick, better known by his stage name Kenny G's, main instrument is the soprano saxophone, but he also plays the alto and tenor saxophone and the flute on occasion.

7:00pmInto The Woods

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

This amusing Broadway musical features a baker and his wife who have been cursed with childlessness by the witch next door. Cost: $22 For more information: 772-562-8300

7:30pmI Love A Piano @ Riverside Theatre

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

A celebration of the music and lyrics of Irving Berlin, I Love a Piano follows the nostalgia-filled journey of an upright piano as it as it moves from one owner to the next and from the turn of the century to present day. This tuneful American story of life, love and patriotism is filled with over sixty of Berlin's most beloved classics such as "Blue Skies," "There's No Business Like Show Business," "Puttin' On The Ritz," "Cheek To Cheek," "Always," "White Christmas," "God Bless America," and many more.

Friday, November 15

9:00am - 2:00pmAnnual Holiday Bazaar

St. Sebastian Catholic Church - 13075 US 1, Sebastian FL 32958

Nov. 15,16,17 2013 St. Sebastian C.C. Annual Holiday Bazaar 9:00am-2:00pm. Crafts, Baked goods, jams, Food available.

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

10:00am* Writer's Windowpane

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

Writers WindowPane: Beginner writers: bring your ideas! Collaborate, Create, Critique! 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. For more information please call 770-5060 x4121. Location: Florida History Room @ the Main Library

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

10:00am - 4:00pmAnnual Purse Sale

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

Come enjoy our annual purse sale while supporting our Women's Refuge. Call Lucy for more information: (772) 567-4530 Location - Woman's Refuge Resale Shop off 10th Ave. - Behind K-Mart

6:00pmMoonlight Kayak tour

Sebastian Inlet State Park - 9700 S. A1A

Friday, November 15 @ 6 PM - Moonlight Kayak tour Call the park for more information: 772-388-2750

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

8:00pmTHE LAUREN MITCHELL BAND

Black Box Theater - 117 S. Second St, Fort Pierce FL

PRESENTED BY BLUEBIRD EDUCATIONAL PRODUCTIONS IN THE BLACK BOX Friday, November 15 at 8pm, Black Box Theatre, Tickets: $25 Lots of people can sing, and many can sing well. And like any good performer, Lauren Mitchell has the voice, classical training, years of study and real-world experience in musical theatre, opera, gospel, rock, blues, and more.

8:00pmI Love A Piano @ Riverside Theatre

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

A celebration of the music and lyrics of Irving Berlin, I Love a Piano follows the nostalgia-filled journey of an upright piano as it as it moves from one owner to the next and from the turn of the century to present day. This tuneful American story of life, love and patriotism is filled with over sixty of Berlin's most beloved classics such as "Blue Skies," "There's No Business Like Show Business," "Puttin' On The Ritz," "Cheek To Cheek," "Always," "White Christmas," "God Bless America," and many more.

8:00pmInto The Woods

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

This amusing Broadway musical features a baker and his wife who have been cursed with childlessness by the witch next door. Cost: $22 For more information: 772-562-8300

Saturday, November 16

5:30am - 9:00amAn Evening of Hope - The Annual Gala of Dasie Hope

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

Dasie Bridgewater Hope Center (Dasie Hope) will be holding its annual gala, An Evening of Hope" to benefit the children of the 2013-2014 school year. The event will entertain up to 250 guests with a full dinner, silent auction, a performance by Dasie's Dancing Diamonds and a presentation by keynote speaker and nationally acclaimed New Jersey Doctor and Author, Dr. Sampson Davis. Tickets can be purchased by logging on to www.aneveningofhope.org or by calling (772) 589-3535. Ticket prices: $75 per person / $135 per couple.

6:30amDolphin Dash

Riverside Park - 3001 Riverside Drive, Vero Beach FL

10k-5K-3K Race to benefit Gifford Middle School Band

7:00amWild Sebastian 100 Trail Run Event

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Join us out in the woods of the St Sebastian River Preserve State Park for our fourth Wild Sebastian 100 Ultra Trail Run. November 15 -17 More than 80 runners coming from all over the USA will challenge themselves on the wild trails in the woods while raising funds for outdoor programs for children. A Florida Outdoor Center, a 501(c) 3 non profit has offered 0ver 100 scholarships for children to participate in their outdoor programs including a group of 10 kids from Operation Hope this past summer. Saturday the race begins at 7 am- come cheer on the runners and help at an aid station, take and short hike and enjoy a nature scavenger hunt. Sunday 8am pancake and breakfast burrito fund raiser! Yum! Spend time with runners and fun-volunteers and help send more children outdoors. Suggested donation $10 adults and $5 per children- Please RSVP so we can shop. Want more info www.wildsebastian100.com or facebook.com/wildsebastian100

7:30amGroup Bicycle Ride

Panera Bread - 2001 Indian River Blvd, Vero Beach FL 32960

Group ride of 30 to 50 miles. Open to anyone with an interest in cycling and a commitment to safe riding. Pace will be 18 to 22+ mph. There is no charge to participate in the ride. Join us after the ride for coffee and whatever at Panera. Sponsored by Vero Cycling, Inc., Vero's bicycle club. For more information, visit verocyclingclub.org or contact Hugh Aaron at hugh@theaarons.com or 804-690-9720.

8:00am - 12:00pmSaint Edward's Rummage Sale

Saint Edward's School - 1895 Saint Edward's Drive , Vero Beach FL 32963

Come find your treasure! Saturday, November 16 from 8:00 a.m. to noon.

8:00am - 1:00pmAnnual Bazaar/Yard Sale/Bake Sale/Brunch/Raffle

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

St. Francis Manor's Annual Bazaar/Yard Sale/Bake Sale/Brunch/Raffle Something for everyone!! Christmas booth, arts and crafts, jewelry, furniture, knick-knacks, homemade baked goods, super baskets of cheer and beautiful quilts to be raffled off and a waffle brunch! For more information contact: Linda Scott - 772-562-8575

8:00am - 1:00pmCommunity Flea Market and Craft Sale

St John's Parish Hall - 2355 82nd Ave, Vero Beach fl

Come and browse over 75 tables with great selections to choose from.

8:00am - 1:00pmJazz and Blues Jazz Market- Arts/Crafts

Fort Pierce Downtown Waterfront - 480 N. Indian River Drive, Fort Pierce FL

Fort Pierce Jazz and Blues Jazz Market - Creative Arts & Crafts Live Jazz at the Gazebo 9am-12pm Cost:Free

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

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

9:00am - 1:00pmPLAY-A-THON-FUNDRAISER

Fresh Market - 526 21s Street, Vero Beach Fl 32960

"Vero Beach High School Orchestra PLAY-A-THON-FUNDRAISER": WHERE: FRESH MARKET (MIRACLE MILE) 526 21s Street, Vero Beach, FL 32960 Vero Beach High School Orchestra is holding a fundraiser event to help raise money for students to pay for expenses to an Orchestra trip to Washington D.C. in March of 2014, where the Orchestra will perform at the Kennedy Center and in front of the Lincoln memorial. The Orchestra will then take a trip down memory lane in honor of our soldiers and visit the museums nearby learning about our great nation. Please come by and show your support. All proceeds will go towards the students accounts to help with travel expenses.

9:00am - 2:00pmAnnual Holiday Bazaar

St. Sebastian Catholic Church - 13075 US 1, Sebastian FL 32958

Nov. 15,16,17 2013 St. Sebastian C.C. Annual Holiday Bazaar 9:00am-2:00pm. Crafts, Baked goods, jams, Food available.

10:30amCuban Art and Identity: 1900 to 19502vb Museum of Art

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

Cuban Art and Identity: 1900 to 1950 will feature exciting, colorful works of twentieth-century paintings by artists who defined the island nation's cultural identity. Cuba's "modernist" painters participated in a global movement in the arts, characterized by a self-conscious break with traditional art styles. These lively works of art will show how artists searched for a sense of national identity. This exhibition will offer Museum visitors an insider's view of Cuba's dynamic culture before the Castro era.

11:00amBridge Competition

Grand Harbor Golf & Beach Club - 2229 Falls Circle, Vero Beach FL 32967

Sponsored by the Vero Beach Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW). Social and contract bridge competitions. Lunch and prizes. Cost: $50.00, send to AAUW, PO Box 2143, Vero Beach Fl 32961 For more information call: Linda Clerch - Tel: 772-564-9297

11:00am - 3:00pmNature Expo -Bugs, Birds, Beasts And The Barnyard

Maitland Farm Preschool - 5990 5th Street SW, Vero Beach FL

Bugs, Birds, Beasts And The Barnyard Join Maitland Farm Preschool for a nature expo that will feature wildlife exhibits from local eco-organizations and private collectors. Visitors can also explore the school's garden and barnyard. Tickets are $15 per family of four and $5 per person. All funds raised will benefit the school's scholarship program, as well as barnyard and playground enhancements. For more information call: 772-567-1713

1:54pmSimply Beautiful: Photographs from National Geographic @ VB Museum of Art

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

Simply Beautiful: Photographs from National Geographic September 28, 2013 - January 5, 2014 Supporting Sponsors: Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Evans and Mr. and Mrs. Henry G. Stifel Simply Beautiful: Photographs from National Geographic will take visitors on a visual journey through variations on the universal theme of beauty. Featuring the work of some of the most famous National Geographic photographers, the exhibition includes remarkable images from the Society's core mission areas: exploration, wildlife, cultures, science, and nature. The more than 50 images in the exhibition plumb the depth of National Geographic's image collection to highlight the loveliest and most appealing photographs from this impressive archive. The result is an experience of visual delight, centering on stunning landscapes and quaint locales. The exhibition makes one ponder what creates beauty in a photograph, and illustrates the power of these images to "lift us out of a jaded world and make us gasp." Simply Beautiful was assembled by award-winning National Geographic photographer Annie Griffiths, who wrote in the book that accompanies the show: "Photographs have given us visual proof that the world is grander than we imagined, that there is beauty, often overlooked, in nearly everything."

2:00pmI Love A Piano @ Riverside Theatre

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

A celebration of the music and lyrics of Irving Berlin, I Love a Piano follows the nostalgia-filled journey of an upright piano as it as it moves from one owner to the next and from the turn of the century to present day. This tuneful American story of life, love and patriotism is filled with over sixty of Berlin's most beloved classics such as "Blue Skies," "There's No Business Like Show Business," "Puttin' On The Ritz," "Cheek To Cheek," "Always," "White Christmas," "God Bless America," and many more.

3:00pmThrift to Treasure Auction

Vero Beach Auction - 492 Old Dixie Highway, Vero Beach FL

Sponsored by The Homeless Family Center in partnership with Vero Beach Auction, Internet bidding will also be available throughout the entire exhibition period (Nov. 2-16) and during the Live Auction on November 16 Auction. The participants are: Sydney Liebman , Valerie Watkins, Robin Votaw, Linda Kline, Tanya Sockol, Ellen Deschatres, Ellen Rantz, Carol Bennett, Carl Rantz and Ginny Piech Street. For more information call 772.567.5537 x332

4:00pmVisiting Author - Tara Conklin

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

Tara Conklin presents The House Girl: A Novel Saturday, November 16th at 4 p.m. Lina Sparrow is an ambitious young lawyer working on a historic class-action suit seeking reparations for the descendants of American slaves. Josephine is a seventeen-year-old house slave who tends to the mistress of a Virginia tobacco farm-an aspiring artist named Lu Anne Bell. Alternating between antebellum Virginia and modern-day New York, The House Girl is a searing tale of art, history, love, and secrets that intertwines the stories of two remarkable women.

7:00pmPop-Country-Folk-Blues Concert

Emerson Center - 1590 27th Avenue, Vero Beach FL

Randall "Big Daddy" Webster and Canadian Singer Lee Lindsey to Present November 16 Emerson Center Pop-Country-Folk-Blues Concert Tickets for the Lindsey/Webster concert are $18 in advance, $20 at the door. Children 12 and under are admitted free with a paying adult. For tickets or more information, call 772-778-5249 or visit TheEmersonCenter.org for both.

7:00pm - 9:00pmNight Sounds Concert - Crossroad Band

Sebastian Inlet State Park - 9700 S. A1A

NIGHT SOUNDS CONCERT SERIES WITH THE CROSSROAD BAND Sebastian Inlet State Park The Night Sounds at Sebastian Inlet State Park Concert Series the concert will showcase the Country Classics Band. The Country Classics Band is a seven piece band with a legendry Nashville sparkle of family-oriented music. They play the best of classic country, a little bluegrass and a smidgen of Rock 'N' Roll from the 1950s to the 1990s. The Country Classics Band covers the music of Willie, Waylon, Haggard, Cash, Hank, George Strait, Chuck Berry and even Jimmy Buffet. The concert will take place at the pavilions on Coconut Point, located on the south side of Sebastian Inlet. The concert is free with regular park entry fees. For more information about the concert please call (321)984-4852.

7:30pm'Hollywood & Oldies Dance'

St. Helens Parish Center (Gym) - 2085 Tallahassee Avenue, Vero Beach FL 32960

A combination Oldies Dance/50's & 60's with Hollywood Entertainment! Saturday, November 16th at 7:30 PM Featuring: "The Dolls" Kim, Patti, Heather & Dolores DJ Jerry 4 Hours of Non-Stop Oldies Entertainment! Party Food * Snacks * Pizza * Soft Drinks Mixers * Door Prizes * BYOB Tickets Available at St. Helen Church Office Religious Ed Office $15.00 TICKET HOTLINE/Groups/Info 299-6199

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

8:00pmI Love A Piano @ Riverside Theatre

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

A celebration of the music and lyrics of Irving Berlin, I Love a Piano follows the nostalgia-filled journey of an upright piano as it as it moves from one owner to the next and from the turn of the century to present day. This tuneful American story of life, love and patriotism is filled with over sixty of Berlin's most beloved classics such as "Blue Skies," "There's No Business Like Show Business," "Puttin' On The Ritz," "Cheek To Cheek," "Always," "White Christmas," "God Bless America," and many more.

8:00pmClassic Albums Live - Fleetwood Mac Rumours

Sunrise Theatre - 117 South Second Street, Fort Pierce FL

CLASSIC ALBUMS LIVE - FLEETWOOD MAC RUMOURS Saturday, November 16 at 8pm, Tickets: $29/$39, $49 (VIP) What were you doing the first time you heard Go Your Own Way or You Make Loving Fun? Fleetwood Mac's 1977 hit album sold over 45 million copies, went platinum 19 times, and gave us some of rocks greatest moments.

8:00pmInto The Woods

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

This amusing Broadway musical features a baker and his wife who have been cursed with childlessness by the witch next door. Cost: $22 For more information: 772-562-8300

Sunday, November 17

7:30amGroup Bicycle Ride

Panera Bread - 2001 Indian River Blvd, Vero Beach FL 32960

Group ride of 30 to 50 miles. Open to anyone with an interest in cycling and a commitment to safe riding. Pace will be 18 to 22+ mph. There is no charge to participate in the ride. Join us after the ride for coffee and whatever at Panera. Sponsored by Vero Cycling, Inc., Vero's bicycle club. For more information, visit verocyclingclub.org or contact Hugh Aaron at hugh@theaarons.com or 804-690-9720.

8:00amWild Sebastian 100 Trail Run Event

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Sunday 8am pancake and breakfast burrito fund raiser! Yum! Spend time with runners and fun-volunteers and help send more children outdoors. Suggested donation $10 adults and $5 per children- Please RSVP so we can shop. A Florida Outdoor Center, a 501(c) 3 non profit has offered 0ver 100 scholarships for children to participate in their outdoor programs including a group of 10 kids from Operation Hope this past summer. Want more info www.wildsebastian100.com or facebook.com/wildsebastian100

9:00am - 1:00amSebastian Elks' Outdoor Flea and Crafts Market

Sebastian Elks Lodge - 731 S. Fleming Street., Sebastian FL

Sun, 11/17 - 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Vendors may set up their spaces at 8 AM. Fees: $20 for 10 x 20 or $15 for 10 x 6 space. Prepaid reservations get first choice of space. Checks should be made out to Sebastian Elks and sent to Sebastian Elks Lodge #2714, PO Box 782060, Sebastian FL 32978-2060. Walk-in vendors are welcome until venue is full. Breakfast will be available for purchase in the lodge at 9 am. Contact: Jim Quinn at (772) 581-9518

9:00am - 2:00pmAnnual Holiday Bazaar

St. Sebastian Catholic Church - 13075 US 1, Sebastian FL 32958

Nov. 15,16,17 2013 St. Sebastian C.C. Annual Holiday Bazaar 9:00am-2:00pm. Crafts, Baked goods, jams, Food available.

10:00amGroup Bicycle Ride

Riverside Park - 3001 Riverside Drive, Vero Beach FL

Group Bicycle Ride - No One Left Behind <link to; Riverside Park near the Barber Bridge restrooms Group ride of 15 to 30 miles. Open to anyone with an interest in cycling and a commitment to safe riding. This is a social, "no drop" ride. That means that one of the ride leaders will make sure that no one is left behind. There is no charge to participate in the ride. Sponsored by Vero Cycling, Inc., Vero's bicycle club. For more information, visit verocyclingclub.org or contact Larry Hershbarger at lhersh2004@yahoo.com or 573-470-2148.

2:00pmInto The Woods

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

This amusing Broadway musical features a baker and his wife who have been cursed with childlessness by the witch next door. Cost: $22 For more information: 772-562-8300

2:00pmI Love A Piano @ Riverside Theatre

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

A celebration of the music and lyrics of Irving Berlin, I Love a Piano follows the nostalgia-filled journey of an upright piano as it as it moves from one owner to the next and from the turn of the century to present day. This tuneful American story of life, love and patriotism is filled with over sixty of Berlin's most beloved classics such as "Blue Skies," "There's No Business Like Show Business," "Puttin' On The Ritz," "Cheek To Cheek," "Always," "White Christmas," "God Bless America," and many more.

2:00pm - 4:00pmJazz Fest~Tea

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

The Main Library invites you to attend a Jazz Fest~Tea Sunday, November 17, 2013 from 2-4pm. Our family of instructors will offer demonstrations & displays from a variety of weekly programs. This "Meet & Greet" Tea Party will feature original jazzy instrumentals by Carlos from Bare Bones Jazz. We request that you join us in this pre-holiday celebration for smooth sounds, fresh tea & good company. We look forward to meeting you. Feel free to bring sweets to share (cookies, brownies) Main Library is located at 1600 21st Street. Information: call Marla at 770-5060 x 4121.

2:00pm - 4:00pmJazz Tea Party

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

This "Meet & Greet" Tea Party will feature original jazzy instrumentals by Carlos from Bare Bones Jazz. Our family of instructors will offer demonstrations from a variety of weekly programs. We request that you join us in this pre-holiday celebration for smooth sounds, fresh tea & good company. Come visit, sip and chat, enjoy this special Tea Party. We look forward to meeting you. For more information call: Marla at 770-5060 x 4121.

3:00pmPoetry Event

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

The Three Cuban Graces. $20 Members/$25 Non-Members/$5 Students

3:00pmChrist By The Sea Concert Series Two Piano Concert

Christ by the Sea UMC - 3755 A1A, Vero Beach FL 32963

Two Piano Concert with world renowned Brazilian pianist Dr. Caio Pagano and his student Dr. Marcos Daniel Flores featuring Rachmaninoff's Suite 2 and Saint-Saens' Carnival of the Animals. Presented by Christ By The Sea Methodist Church, 3755 Highway A1A, Vero Beach. Tickets may be obtained by calling the church 231-1661, online at christbythesea.org, or at the door. Cost: $20 adult/$10 student Call for more information: 772-231-1661 Contact name: Marcos Flores

3:00pmCuban Poetry And Laura Riding Jackson

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

The event is being held in conjunction with the Cuban Art & Identity: 1900-1950 exhibition and features contemporary Cuban-American poets. The program will explore the diversity of the Cuban-American experience today. Cost: $20 Members/$25 Non-Members Call for more information: 772-231-0707

Monday, November 18

Bridge Card Party

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

Annual Bridge Card Party

Birding & Wildlife

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

Tanzania, Africa: Birding & Wildlife in the Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater and much, much more with Sam Fried

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

12:00pm* Chair EZ Fit

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

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. Location: Multimedia Room @ the Main Library

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, November 19

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

3:00pm"Pet & People Talk with Vero's Host Martin Lavander"

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!

3:30pmGroup Bicycle Ride

Jaycee Park - 4200 Ocean Dr. , Vero Beach FL 32963

Group ride of 30 miles. Open to anyone with an interest in cycling and a commitment to safe riding. Pace will be 16 to 20+ mph. There is no charge to participate in the ride. Sponsored by Vero Cycling, Inc., Vero's bicycle club. For more information, visit verocyclingclub.org or contact Hugh Aaron at hugh@theaarons.com or 804-690-9720. Jaycee Park - Ocean Drive or SR A1A, north of Beachland Blvd, Vero Beach, FL

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

5:30pmBullying 101: Facts, Myths & Prevention

Highlands Elementary - 500 20th St SW, Vero Beach Fl 32962

C4K PARENT WORKSHOP Tues., Nov.19 - Bullying 101: Facts, Myths & Prevention Bullying affects everyone: the bully, the bullied and the bystander. Bring your child to participate in age appropriate break out session about bullying. Free dinner 5:30 PM Parent workshop 6:00 PM Break out sessions for youth K-2, 3-5, 6-12 grades Cost - Free. For more information call: (772) 231-5799

5:30pmABC Tai Chi

Brackett Library - 6155 College Lane, Vero Beach FL 32966

New at Brackett Library: abcTai Chi Tuesdays at 5:30pm. A=Alignment, B=Balance, C=Control. Our instructor is offering the Yang style of Tai Chi, known as the gentle art of Self Defense. Classes begin with Qigong warm up, flowing through a sequence of movements to provide enhanced health and vitality to participants. Wear comfortable clothing, come and enjoy a great class and leave refreshed.

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.

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 - 10:00pmFort Pierce Jazz and Blues Jazz Jam

Black Box Theater - 117 S. Second St, Fort Pierce FL

THE FORT PIERCE JAZZ & BLUES SOCIETY PRESENTS: TUESDAY JAZZ JAMS Tuesday, November 5 at 7pm, Black Box Theatre, Tickets: $6 The Fort Pierce Jazz & Blues Society presents an evening of great jazz at the Sunrise Black Box Theatre. In September 1996 Darryl Bey and Larry Lee together with a group of Jazz and Blues enthusiasts founded the Fort Pierce Jazz & Blues Society

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

7:30pm - 9:30pmHeritage Blue Grass Band

Heritage Center - 2140 14th Avenue, Vero Beach FL

Heritage Bluegrass Band plays Tuesdays 7:30-9:30 p.m. Nov. 2012-May 2013 at the Vero Heritage Center, 2140 14th Ave. (by 21st St.) in Vero Beach. Admission is FREE, but donations help cover the costs. Yeehaw!! Y'all come for a knee-slapping, toe-tapping, good time for the whole family. Rustle up the family, or just yerself, 'n come on over! www.veroheritage.org. Telephone: 772-770-2263

Wednesday, November 20

8:00am - 10:00amFree Wildlife Tour

Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge - The refuge is located in Sebastian on A1A, south of Sebastia, Sebastian FL

Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge presents Free Wildlife Tours November-March Every Wednesday excluding weeks of Thanksgiving Christmas & New Year's Binoculars provided. For reservations, call 772-581-5557 x2

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

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