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Vero Beach, Fl - Ed. 06.19.2014   

            
     
   

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Hi FLASHERS & Happy Thursday~

 

Oh my! The year is more than  half over and summer is speeding by as well.  When I was a kid, I used to measure time from Christmas to Christmas and it seemed to take forever, now it will be here before we know it. Why does time go so much faster as we grow older? It seemed that just a few years ago, my children were babies, and now my youngest will be turning 24 tomorrow! (Happy Birthday, Lillian!) I must admit, I think I'm the gift recipient...she's coming to visit for the weekend at the farm in Boston, Ga.! I'm so looking forward to time with my girl! :) As time speeds by it makes me realize how important each day is. We must all be mindful of that and do our best to make the most of every single day. Though speeding by, there is still plenty of time to make some great summer memories. You will find several suggestions in this issue. I love the 'bucket list' in the post below that I recently found online. What a great summer to-do list! 

 

As I have explored programs and ideas for FLASH this summer, I have identified one goal that will require the help of our FLASHERS. I want FLASH to become more FLASHER interactive.  I want to hear from you. I want to know what FLASH ideas, tips, recipes, etc you have tried. I thrive on the feedback I receive and I sincerely thank those of you who take a moment to drop me an email from time to time. Please always feel free to do so. Let me know what you like in an issue, send a free post for our bulletin board, tell me what you would like to see, your suggestions, your constructive criticism, your ideas, your tips....Anything about Everything just like our logo says.   I will begin to include a contact link at the end of each of our newsletters. Can't wait to hear from you!
 
Valerie Watkins

 

Publisher 

ELECTRICAL 101 PROGRAM GRADUATES 5 

READY TO WORK ELECTRICAL HELPERS

 

The Electrical 101 Program, a joint ministry facilitated by Indian River Habitat For Humanity and conducted by Feed The Lambs Enrichment Programs just graduated five at risk men from the Electrical 101 Program. As ready-to-work electrical helpers, these men completed an 18 week, 50 hour course in electrical construction skills and received a combination of classroom, hands-on workshop and on-site construction training. They are now trained to work under licensed electricians performing residential, commercial and industrial electrical construction. All are available for immediate employment and all graduates are enrolling in the Indian River State College Electrical Apprentice Program.

 

The Electrical 101 Program is open to at risk young men and women who want to pursue technical careers but do not possess the required background. Contact Jim Kerns at (772) 571-3605 to hire any of the graduates and for more information about the program.

Little Acts of Kindness 
 
All hearts are warmed when we catch a glimpse of some 'good news' on the actual news. It seems all too often that the news focuses on the negative. The latest shooting, robbery, drowning, accident etc. I will never really ever understand that. Negative news will never be our focus with FLASH.  We are all about the positive! The good things going on in life and our community and we love to hear snippets of good news from our FLASHERS. We want your 'pay it forward' stories...Any bit of news that will put a smile on our FLASHERS... Send it our way!  We are also going to start spotlighting our local Positive People again in August and we ask for your nominations

Make sure you watch our video of the week. It will bring a smile to your face!

For those who may not be able to attend the fundraiser on July 13th and/or want to make a financial contribution, there is a fundraising website set up for the Roberts family at http://www.gofundme.com/aroc8o. It also covers their story. A benefit account has also been set up 
at Seacoast National Bank, account #6009279112 and is open  for deposits. 
BE A PART OF OUR AUGUST PRINTED COMMUNITY CALENDAR FOR 
AS LITTLE AS $135 

After taking a summer hiatus we will be printing 10,000 copies of the August Community Calendar.  Please contact us if you are interested in participating 
and/or would like more information.  We have a few spots left and expect that they will go quickly. Click Here to contact us.
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blood pressure LOWER BLOOD PRESSURE NATURALLY

 
If your blood pressure is a little high, but you're reluctant to start taking prescription medication, here are 10 tips from Mayo Clinic on how to lower it naturally. Click Here.

DID YOU KNOW?

On May 14, 1918, the U.S. Post Office issued a stamp to commemorate the first regularly scheduled airmail service. Only one sheet of 100 stamps was produced before they realized a major error. The picture of the Curtis biplane on the stamp was printed upside down! With only 100 in print, the 'Jenny stamp' as it is known, has become one of the most valuable collectors' items of all time. Today each individual stamp is valued at around 1 million dollars.  For a limited time, The Post Office has issued a $2.00 stamp reproduction of the original. Issued in sets of six for $12. Who knows...It might someday become a collector's item in it's own right. So, the moral? What may first appear to be a major 'faux pas' may turn out to be an actual treasure! Always keep your eye out for the next treasure, FLASHERS! 

TOP 100 TEEN BOOKS

If you're encouraging your teenager to read this summer, this list might help. A couple of years ago, National Public Radio surveyed 75,000 to pick the top 100 books for teenagers. To view the list, Click here

 

If you have a child that is finding it difficult to read or seems disinterested, you might try going to the library and getting books on tape that your child can follow along with.  This idea was a Godsend for me with one of my children that is now a grown adult and can always be found with a book in hand! 

COMEDY ZONE - THIS WEEKEND

 

OUTSIDE LIVE MUSIC 6:15-9:30PM:   

FRIDAY NIGHT: Wiley Nash Band (Blues, Rock)

SATURDAY NIGHT: Blue Cypress (Bluegrass)
 

 

Every Comedy Zone weekend, Riverside Theatre's driveway becomes LIVE IN THE LOOP, the local hot spot where some of the area's most talented musicians perform. Rain or shine, the outside music bar is surrounded by a beautiful canopy of trees and a covered sitting area. 100% Free, no ticket purchase required.

THIS WEEKEND'S FOOD MENU: 
Food service begins at the outside music bar around 6pm until 9:30pm and table service is availble inside during the comedy show.

CHEF SPECIAL! Ribeye Steak Sandwich... $15 
with Baked Potato or Organic Spring Mix Salad 
Gourmet Angus Burgers & Chips... $9 
Chicken Club & Chips... $10 
Columbus VEGGIE MEDLEY... $8 
Asparagus, brussel sprouts, zucchini, squash, and broccoli. Add grilled chicken breast slices for... $2 
Homemade Bratwurst & Chips... $7 
Organic Spring Mix Salad... $6  
Add grilled chicken breast slices for... $4 
loaded Baked potato... $5 
Loaded Nachos & Cheese... $5

And a variety of Fine Chocolate Desserts.
(Menu and prices subject to change)

CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS AND COMEDIAN PROFILES

Click Here to listen at your leisure.

FLASH TIP OF THE WEEK
 
Are you feeling the heat? Here is a fun 'Do It Yourself' little project that can create hours of fun for the kids or relief for your yard.  It might think it looks like a 'redneck sprinkler' and you might just be right! :) But how much fun and so easy to make. It will just require a hose a soda bottle and a double hose valve. You might even make a few and hook them up to several hoses.  ENJOY! 

MORE SUMMER FUN! 
A NEW KIND OF SELFIE!

Are you heading to the beach any time soon?  This is a fun twist on a summer photo. I bet young and old alike will have fun creating faces on their shadows. Send FLASH your summer photo and we'll post it! The winner of he most creative picture will win a $25 visa gift card.   Get snappin' and email us. :)

HARMLESS DISH SOAP INSECTICIDE FOR APHIDS

 

If aphids are infecting your hibiscus or other plants, here is an insecticide that you can make at home:

 

1. Pour 2 tablespoons liquid dish soap into 1 gallon 

    water.  Stir the dish soap into the water and 

    transfer the contents into a plastic spray bottle. 

2. Spray the affected plant's leaves on both sides with the soapy mixture. Pay attention to coat 

    the underside of the leaves with the mixture, as this is where you'll find the highest 

    concentration of aphids.

3. Spray the soapy mixture directly onto any aphids you notice falling from the leaves. The 

    aphids are small, and it's necessary to shoot them with the soapy water to kill the unwanted 

    pests.

4. Rinse away the soapy residue after one to two hours. Allowing the soap to remain on the 

    leaves for longer than a few hours can cause damage and burning. Use a garden hose or 

    spray bottle filled with plain water to remove the residue.

5. Reapply the mixture every few days, or as necessary, to keep the aphid infestation under 

    control.

  FLASH VIDEO OF THE WEEK

If you have a heart...You are going to love this video 
of a WWII vet and a unique friendship he formed 
with the little guy next door!
FISH CALENDAR
Good Fishing Days Ahead!
The darker the fish...The better the fishing!


 RECIPE OF THE WEEK

NO-CHURN VANILLA ICE CREAM

 

Cool off with this delightful treat from Martha Stewart that uses an electric mixer instead of a churn.  It only takes ten minutes to mix, and even the kids can do it. Try adding other flavors of your choice, but always before folding in the whipped cream.

 

INGREDIENTS

1 can sweetened condensed milk

2 teaspoons real vanilla extract

2 cups heavy cream

 

In a medium bowl, stir together condensed milk, and vanilla. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, beat cream on high until stiff peaks form, 3 minutes. With a rubber spatula, gently fold whipped cream into condensed milk mixture. Pour into a 4 1/2-by-8 1/2-inch loaf pan. Freeze until firm, 6 hours

SCENE AROUND TOWN

 
Our Adventurous FLASHERS group is off to a fabulous start! We gathered a couple of weeks ago at the beautiful home of Jill and Darwyn Jones on Marsh Island. Approximately 30 FLASHERS joined for a night of 'pot luck' appetizers, libations and an interactive 'getting to know you' ice breaker.  Our adventurous and friendly group will be getting together at least once a month to explore and enjoy everything our community has to offer.  If you are interested in becoming an Adventurous FLASHER click here and send us an email. We'll get you on the list!   

Delta Company 2/16 served in Vietnam from July 1967 through April 1970 and recently held a reunion in Vero Beach. Michele Mackett, A member of the Military Moms Prayer Group, wanted to give them the 'homecoming' they never had back in the sixties and seventies and enlisted other members of the group to attend Memorial Island ceremony for the fallen from Delta Company. A gift was prepared for each veteran to thank them for their service. The veterans were overwhelmed by the 'homecoming' they received and send a special thank you to the County and City of Vero Beach residents, governments and Military Moms Prayer Group who took the time to attend one of the several gatherings. It is so nice to be remembered and appreciated. 

 

Lydia Forbes, chairperson of Our Father's Table Soup Kitchen accepted a check for $14,500 from Fr. Richard Murphy, from the 13thAnnual Holy Cross Golf Tournament held on May 2 at the Vero Beach Country Club.  Tom LaRocca (far left) and Rene Donars (far right) represented the tournament committee.  The proceeds will be used to help fund their lunch program and support their  "Smile"  dental care initiative.

 

Photo Caption:  left to right:  Tom LaRocca, Lydia Forbes, Fr. Richard Murphy and Rene Donars
 
 
The Navy SEALs and other arms of the military have a long history of training canines for active duty. Dogs have been trained for duty as scouts, trackers and bomb detectors. During the Civil War, dogs were used to deliver messages; In WWI, they served as mascots and assaulters. In the Vietnam War, active duty canines are credited with saving an estimated 10,000 lives.
 
Now a canine ambassador has arrived at the Navy SEAL Museum. A four month old female Dutch Shephert "Mika" was trained by Baden K9 based in Ontario Canada and Trident Fitness Tactical, based in Orlando. After Mika completes her training, Baden K9 will donate her to the National Navy SEAL Museum in Fort Pierce. Mika will also help with entertaining and providing comfort to the SEALs and SEAL families that visit Trident House. 
 
Fans of  Guy Harvey lined up to meet the wildlife artist on June 14th at an event held a Bealls in Vero Beach. The Guy Harvey Foundation and Bealls donated a portion of the proceeds to the Environmental Learning Center. The $3,000 in donations will be used in the Environmental Education  program inspiring residents to become better stewards of the Indian River Lagoon. 
 
 
Dr. Guy Harvey is pictured here signing Haylei Emmanuel's pink shirt during the event .   Photo by Celeste McWilliams. 
 
Through the generosity of Orchid Island residents, Orchid Island Outreach has worked with the Scholarship Foundation of Indian River County, formerly Dollars for Scholars, since 2002. To date, thirty-six scholarships have been awarded totaling $215,600. Those who can qualify are children of first responders of the Town of Orchid, Orchid Island employees or family members and other students in the community pursuing a four year degree. The award recipients were: Lexi Choi (Industrial Engineering), Richard marine (Graphic Design and World Languages), Kylie McCarty (Software and Computer Engineering), Sam Miller (Music and Physics) and Nicolas Ramirez (Computer Engineering). 

Mother of Perpetual Help Council 5629 of the Knights of Columbus today announced its new officers for the fraternal year beginning July 1, 2014. The Council will be led year by Thomas P. Kiernan, Grand Knight. (5th from right) Tom will be assisted by Deputy Grand Knight Nick DiRocco, and other officers including: Ed Boatwright, Ed Boesch, Dominic Lettierre, Tom O'Neill, Dan Delgado, Don Johnson, Leo Landry, Marty Romano, Vic Ingenito, John Bardsley, Bill Conforti, and John Negherbon.

 

With more than 1.8 million members, the Knights of Columbus is the world's largest lay Catholic organization. It provides members and their families with volunteer opportunities in service to the Catholic Church, our community, families, and young people. In 2012, the Knights of Columbus at all levels of the organization raised and distributed $167 million to charity and rendered 70 million hours of volunteer service.

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MUSIC WORSHIP LEADER WANTED

FROM NORMA ASHBURN  REPLY

St. Paul's Church in Vero Beach is seeking an experienced music worship leader for the Sunday 10:00 am services, contemporary & traditional,  voice & keyboard skills are necessary, instruments available are an electric keyboard with simple sound system.  Salary compensation based on experience.   Call772-231-3552.

CALL FOR ARTISTS

FROM DEBBY AVERY  REPLY

Call for Artists, August 2nd, 2014 11-3pm Sidewalk Art Show at the Vero Beach Outlet Mall. 60 artisans will be allowed to participate in this well publicized Back to School Weekend. Call the Cultural Council of IRC to sign up. The charge to enter is only $10 per person... You can set up by 10 and take down by 4:00 Reply above if interested.

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Vero Beach FLASH - This Week's Calendar

This Week's Events

Friday, July 11

9:00am - 11:00amBig Band Dance

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

Big Band Dance Big Band Dance to the sounds of the Accidentals Band Tuesdays and Fridays 9:00am -11:00am Tickets are $2.00 per person. (tickets sold are at the door) Everyone is welcome. Vero Beach Community Center 2266 14th Avenue Vero Beach, Florida 32960 772-770-6517 Sponsored by: The City of Vero Beach Recreation Department

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

9:00am - 5:00pmFriday Fun Day With the Horses

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Friday Fun Day with the Horses Ages 5 and up Friday 7/11 $40.00 9:00 am - 5:00 pm A day filled with all sorts of activities. Horseback Riding, Games, Arts n Crafts and a bunch of fun ! Vero Equine Riding Academy LLC 8130 8th Street Vero Beach, FL 32968 772-532-7720

10:00amWriter'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

7:30pmFriday Night Dance Parties

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

The City of Vero Beach Recreation Department is sponsoring the Friday Night Dance Parties at the Vero Beach Community Center 2266 14th Avenue in downtown Vero Beach. This Friday Dance Party features host and hostess Jim and Donna Mitchell playing the music of the 50's thru today's popular dance tunes. Doors open at 7:30pm. Cost is $10.00 per person. 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

Saturday, July 12

7:15amGroup Bicycle Ride - Saturday Fast Ride

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

Group Bicycle Ride - Saturday Fast Ride: 30-40 miles; sponsored by Vero Cycling, Inc. 7:15 a.m. meet at Panera Bread, 2001 Indian River Blvd, Vero Beach. Age 18+; www.verocyclingclub.org/pages/ride-schedule

8:00amGroup Bicycle Ride - Keep Calm, Cycle On Ride:

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

Group Bicycle Ride - Keep Calm, Cycle On Ride: 15+/- miles; slow pace; sponsored by Vero Cycling, Inc. 8:00 a.m. meet at Jaycee Park overflow parking lot, 4248 Ocean Dr, Vero Beach. Age 18+; www.verocyclingclub.org/pages/ride-schedule

8:00am - 12:00pmThe Farmers Market Oceanside

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

The Farmers' Market OceanSide Vero Beach is open weekly every Saturday. Our Market Mission is to provide healthy, fresh foods and horticultural products to the patrons of our market. We also wish to encourage our shoppers to visit Vero's unique beachside shopping district and delicious restaurants nearby, many are within walking distance of the market. WANT TO BECOME A VENDOR? Contact Dave today at 772 321-4145 Fax: 772-204-0686 info@verobeachoba.com

9:00am - 5:00pmBoating Safety Course

Vero Beach Power Squadron - 301 Acacia Road, Vero Beach FL 32963

A boating safety course is being offered by the Vero Beach Power Squadron (VBPS). Learn about navigation rules, boat handling, trailering and lifesaving equipment. If you were born after Jan. 1, 1988, get your operator's license. Many insurance companies offer discounts if you have a boating course. The course will be held on July 12 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Vero Beach Power Squadron Building, located at 301 Acacia Rd. The cost is $35. To make a reservation, contact Larry Lott at (772) 532-6893 or lblott@gmx.com.

10:00am - 5:00pmMarketplace at the Indian River Mall

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

Come and enjoy arts and crafts, organic goods, botanicals, & more. Summer Dates: July 12 & 26, August 2 & 16 Vendor spots cost $25 or $35 for electric. Space is set up for you with 6 ft table with tablecloth and two chairs. Each vendor is allotted a 10'x10' space.

2:00pmBig Band Favorites

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

The Space Coast Symphony present the Phoenix Jazz Orchestra who come to Vero Beach with a swinging summer concert of "Big Band Favorites". The Jazz Orchestra will perform big band favorites featuring music of the 1920s, '30s and '40s. Included are favorites from the Big Band Era's best known composers, including Tommy Dorsey, Benny Goodman, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Jimmy Dorsey, and Glenn Miller. Cost: $20 advance tickets are available through the orchestra website at www.SpaceCoastSymphony.org or at several convenient ticket outlets, including Marine Bank & Trust (beachside and mainland branches) and Madison Avenue Consignments. Tickets at the door are $25, students 18 years of age and under admitted free. Call toll free to 855-252-7276 for more information.

5:00pm - 7:00pmArt Beat on the Street

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Artists, Authors, Antiques, Music and More! Downtown Ft. Pierce on 2nd Street

Sunday, July 13

7:15amGroup Bicycle Ride - Sunday Fast Ride:

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

Group Bicycle Ride - Sunday Fast Ride: 30-40 miles; sponsored by Vero Cycling, Inc. 7:15 a.m. meet at Panera Bread, 2001 Indian River Blvd, Vero Beach. Age 18+; www.verocyclingclub.org/pages/ride-schedule

10:00amGroup Bicycle Ride - No One Left Behind Ride

Riverside Park - 3001 Riverside Drive, Vero Beach FL

Group Bicycle Ride - No One Left Behind Ride: 15-30 miles; moderate pace; sponsored by Vero Cycling, Inc.; 10 a.m. meet at Riverside Park near the Barber Bridge restrooms, 3341 Bridge Plaza Dr. Age 18+; www.verocyclingclub.org/pages/ride-schedule

10:00am - 7:00pm7th Annual Christmas in July

Waldo's Restaurant - 3150 Ocean Drive, Vero Beach FL 32963

Christmas in July is returning to Waldo's for the 7th year. The annual toy drive and proceeds will benefit the Indian River County Chapter of the Marine Corps Toys For Tots program. The event will feature the popular DUCK OFF. For only a $10 donation you can participate with a chance to win $1000 Visa card, as well as other great prizes. Numbers are written on the bottom of hundreds of rubber duckies, which are sent on a watery cascade from the roof of the Driftwood Inn into the Waldo's pool, where the winners are chosen with a pool scoop."

Monday, July 14

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 announces that the AM Aerobics classes are held at 9am on Monday's and Thursday's at the Vero Beach Community Center 2266 14th Avenue, in downtown Vero Beach. This is a full body workout class designed to meet all fitness levels. Am. Aerobics will help improve flexibility, endurance and overall health, wear comfortable clothes, aerobic shoes and bring 1 or 2 pound weights to class. Cost is $3.00 plus tax per person each day, ask about a punch card. For more information call 770-6517 or visit the website at 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

10:30amStory Times

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

Story Times at all branches feature storytelling, creative dramatics, fingerplays, rhymes, song, dance, and a simple craft.North IRC Library 3 to 5 year olds

5:30pmYoganights Class

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

6:00pmQuarter Auction

American Legion and Auxiliary - 807 Louisiana Avenue, Sebastian FL

This month sponsoring the American Legion Auxiliary Emergency Fund. The American Legion and The Auxiliary will be selling Hot dogs, Burgers, Slider Sandwiches, Fries, and Cake. Join us for a night of fun, 50/50, free door prize, vendors have many cash & carry specials. Participants include: Gold Buyer onsite! Old, broken and dusty jewelry can be turned into Cash! Bring it along with you and receive a check before you leave the auction. 15% donated back to the charity. A Hidden Oasis Spa, Avon, Barbs Trove jewelry, Cookie Lee, Dottie Leggett Sales, Mary Kay, Origami Owl, Our Hearts Desire, Pampered Chef, Passion Parties, Cruise Planners, Partylite, Boresha, Tastefully Simple, Indian River Bee Company, Beauticontrol, Scentsy, Thirty One, Tupperware, Dove, Premier Design, Miche, Wreaths & More, Whimsical Designs, Gold Rush America, and more vendors will be auctioning off lots of goodies for mere quarters. Bring a roll of quarters or two and $2.00 for Auction Paddle. Must be 18 years or older to attend (no exceptions). For information call or email Mori Serpa 772-633-9914 mori44@aol.com Daisy Williams 772-882-7352 avondaisy44@aol.com.

7:00pmBromeliad Society Meeting

Garden Club of IRC - 2526 17th Avenue, Vero Beach FL

Indian River Bromeliad Society will meet on June 9th. Doors open at 6:30pm. Program starts at 7:00pm. Our guest speaker is Marty Baxley of Jungle Gems Nursery, located in St. Petersburg. His topic is "Variegated Bromeliad Plants." For more information, call 772-713-6007. Doors open: 6:30pm/ Program beginning at 7:00pm Guest Speaker: "Alexis Smith" Topic:"Mounting Bromeliads 101" Visitors are welcome to join us for this great event.

Tuesday, July 15

9:00am - 11:00amBig Band Dance

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

Big Band Dance Big Band Dance to the sounds of the Accidentals Band Tuesdays and Fridays 9:00am -11:00am Tickets are $2.00 per person. (tickets sold are at the door) Everyone is welcome. Vero Beach Community Center 2266 14th Avenue Vero Beach, Florida 32960 772-770-6517 Sponsored by: The City of Vero Beach Recreation Department

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

10:00amStory Times

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

Story Times at all branches feature storytelling, creative dramatics, fingerplays, rhymes, song, dance, and a simple craft.

10:00amBaby Sign Language

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

The sign language classes are informal, fun and educational experiences for our youngest patrons and their families. The programs focus primarily on rhymes and songs and learning of common sign language words and phrases.

10:30amStory Times

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

Story Times at all branches feature storytelling, creative dramatics, fingerplays, rhymes, song, dance, and a simple craft. 18 month to 3 year olds

12:30pm4-Deck Canasta

Senior Activity Center of Sebastian, - 1255 Main Street, sebastian fl

All events are $1, open to Seniors aged 50+. Our website is http://www.sebastianseniors.org

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

1:00pmBreath Blends

Brackett Library - 6155 College Lane, Vero Beach FL 32966

Breath Blends: for health, healing, circulation, relaxation and increased chi energy. Blended techniques include deep yogic breathing, balance exercises, muscle control, stretching and stress relief, utilizing chairs. Come meet our newest Instructor: Melinda. Wear comfortable clothes & just bring yourself. Ideal for those new to exercise or others seeking to cope with asthma, respiratory issues, rehab or repair. Classes require no registration. Donations suggested.

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.

4:00pm - 5:00pmCraft Hour

Gifford Youth Activity Center - 4875 43rd Ave, Vero Beach FL

Gifford Youth Library Tuesdays 4:00 to 5:00 Elementary age children are invited to join in the various art and crafts projects each week.

4:30pm - 5:30pmLego Club

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

This is an informal build time for Lego enthusiasts in first through 5th grade. Legos are provided, they must not bring any from home.

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

5:30pmABC 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.

5:30pmGroup Bicycle Ride - Ride to Sebastian Inlet

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

Group Bicycle Ride - Ride to Sebastian Inlet: 30 miles; all paces welcome, sponsored by Vero Cycling, Inc. 5:30 p.m. meet at Jaycee Park overflow parking lot, 4248 Ocean Dr, Vero Beach.

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 at the Vero Beach Community Center. 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 Joe and Shari Tessier. Cost is $8.00 per person per class Every Tuesday at 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. and at 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. For more information call 770-6517 or visit the website at www.covb.org

6:30pm - 7:30pmPajama Time

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

Stories, games, crafts and special guests (every third Tuesday) for 5 to 10 year olds and their families. Pajamas are encouraged but not required.

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, July 16

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

10:00amBaby Sign Language

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

The sign language classes are informal, fun and educational experiences for our youngest patrons and their families. The programs focus primarily on rhymes and songs and learning of common sign language words and phrases.

12:00pm - 1:00pmExchange Club of Indian River Meeting

Culinary Capers - 739 22nd Street , Vero Beach FL

The Exchange Club of Indian River meets every Wednesday from noon to 1:00 pm at Culinary Capers, 737 22nd Street, Vero Beach. Members are a group of men and women working together to make our community a better place to live through programs of service in Americanism, Community Service, Youth Activities, and the Prevention of Child Abuse. Its Foundation, the Exchange Club of Indian River Foundation, is a 501(c)3 charitable organization that raises funds for child abuse prevention programs. Persons interested in learning more about Exchange Club membership, working for the prevention of child abuse, or donating to the Foundation's Child Abuse Prevention Fund may seek further information from Jenny Frederick, president, at 772-978-9339 or from any member of the club.

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

5:30pmAll Dance

Brackett Library - 6155 College Lane, Vero Beach FL 32966

Brackett Library now offering new dance tunes Wednesday nights at 5:30pm. Welcome to Julie, our new instructor. Her class will focus on Fun, Fun, Fun high energy music from 'back in the day' to 'what's playing now?' Combos of all the old favorites, plus dances making waves today! Excellent exercise for Balance, Flexibility, Toning, Circulation & Stress Relief. Promotes Total Body Health. Designed for beginners, all levels welcome. Participants need to wear comfortable clothing and prepare to shake it. Location: Multimedia Room @ the Brackett Library Donations suggested, no registration required.

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 that can be joined at anytime! Vero Beach Community Center 2266 14th Avenue Vero Beach, Florida 32960 This class may take off time in the summer, call for schedule 772-770-6517 Wednesdays, 5:30pm - 6:30pm. 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 Department.covb.org

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. This class may take off time in the summer, call for schedule 772-770-6517. Wednesdays, 7:00pm - 8:00pm. Cost is $6.00 per person. 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.covb.org

Next Week's Events

Thursday, July 17

7:00amGroup Bicycle Ride - Leaders Choice Ride:

Orchid Island Bike and Kayaks - 1175 Commerce Ave, Vero Beach Fl

Group Bicycle Ride - Leaders Choice Ride: 25-30 miles; moderate pace, sponsored by Vero Cycling, Inc.; 7 a.m. meet at Orchid Island Bikes and Kayaks, 1175 Commerce Ave., Vero Beach. Age: 18+; www.verocyclingclub.org/pages/ride-schedule

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 announces that the AM Aerobics classes are held at 9am on Monday's and Thursday's at the Vero Beach Community Center 2266 14th Avenue, in downtown Vero Beach. This is a full body workout class designed to meet all fitness levels. Am. Aerobics will help improve flexibility, endurance and overall health, wear comfortable clothes, aerobic shoes and bring 1 or 2 pound weights to class. Cost is $3.00 plus tax per person each day, ask about a punch card. For more information call 770-6517 or visit the website at www.covb.org

9:00am - 12:00pmWoodcarvers Meeting

The Moose Hall - 226 43rd Avenue, Vero Beach FL

The Indian River Woodcarvers meet every Thursday Morning, 9 to Noon Where: The Moose Hall, 226, 43rd Ave. Vero Beach All are welcome. For more information call Al Gustave 778-3942

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

12:00pmChair 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

12:30pm - 4:00pmDuplicate Bridge

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

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

4:00pm - 5:30pm"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 4:00 where the talk about your pets is always insightful and fun. You will also be entertained by several local guests that will keep the pulse on everything happening locally. Don't miss this fun-filled show!

4:30pm - 5:30pmLego Club

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

This is an informal build time for Lego enthusiasts in first through 5th grade. Legos are provided, they must not bring any from home.

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

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

5:30pmABC Tai Chi

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

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.

7:00pmLocking Seminar - Okeechobee Waterway

Vero Beach Power Squadron - 301 Acacia Road, Vero Beach FL 32963

"LOCKING SEMINAR" Locking through the Okeechobee Waterway may be a dream all set to come true. Join the members of the Vero Beach Power Squadron on July 17th at 7:00pm at a free seminar "Locking Through" and learn all about how to successfully take your boat through a lock. Captain Chris Caldwell will teach you how to contact the lock, enter and secure the boat in a variety of lock designs and mooring styles. Actual footage will be shown of passages made through locks on the Okeechobee Waterway, Tennessee River and Erie Canal. Before the lock doors close, before the chamber floods just Ask Captain Chris and he'll show you how to Lock Through! Call 772-205-1859 or email Chris @ captainchrisyachtservices.com to reserve your seat at this engaging seminar presented by the Vero Beach Power Squadron at 301 Acacia Road, Vero Beach. Seating is limited.

7:00pmLocking Through Okeechobee Waterway Seminar

Vero Beach Power Squadron - 301 Acacia Road, Vero Beach FL 32963

"LOCKING SEMINAR" Locking through the Okeechobee Waterway may be a dream all set to come true. Join the members of the Vero Beach Power Squadron on July 17th at 7:00pm at a free seminar "Locking Through" and learn all about how to successfully take your boat through a lock. Captain Chris Caldwell will teach you how to contact the lock, enter and secure the boat in a variety of lock designs and mooring styles. Actual footage will be shown of passages made through locks on the Okeechobee Waterway, Tennessee River and Erie Canal. Before the lock doors close, before the chamber floods just Ask Captain Chris and he'll show you how to Lock Through! Call 772-205-1859 or email Chris @ captainchrisyachtservices.com to reserve your seat at this engaging seminar presented by the Vero Beach Power Squadron at 301 Acacia Road, Vero Beach. Seating is limited.

7:00pm - 10:00pmUSA Dance Of Vero Beach

Heritage Center - 2140 14th Avenue, Vero Beach FL

USA Dance welcomes all dancers the 3rd Thursday of each month, year round, Come for a lesson, open social dancing or both! This month's lesson will be The Waltz. Singles, couples, and all levels of dance abilities are welcome. The Group Class is 7 p.m.-8 p.m. with a professional instructor, then 8 p.m.-10 p.m. is Social dancing. For more information, visit www.veroheritage.org. Cost: $8 for any USA Dance Member or $10 for non members.

Friday, July 18

9:00am - 11:00amBig Band Dance

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

Big Band Dance Big Band Dance to the sounds of the Accidentals Band Tuesdays and Fridays 9:00am -11:00am Tickets are $2.00 per person. (tickets sold are at the door) Everyone is welcome. Vero Beach Community Center 2266 14th Avenue Vero Beach, Florida 32960 772-770-6517 Sponsored by: The City of Vero Beach Recreation Department

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

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

7:30pmGirls On The Run 5K

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

The Girls on the Run 5K Race will be held Friday night, July 18 at Pointe West. Our first ever race attracted over 200 runners and we plan on signing up even more this year! There are very few races in the summer, much less any night races. Our race is unique, fun, family friendly!

7:30pmFriday Night Dance Parties

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

The City of Vero Beach Recreation Department is sponsoring the Friday Night Dance Parties at the Vero Beach Community Center 2266 14th Avenue in downtown Vero Beach. This Friday Dance Party features host and hostess Jim and Donna Mitchell playing the music of the 50's thru today's popular dance tunes. Doors open at 7:30pm. Cost is $10.00 per person. 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

Saturday, July 19

7:15amGroup Bicycle Ride - Saturday Fast Ride

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

Group Bicycle Ride - Saturday Fast Ride: 30-40 miles; sponsored by Vero Cycling, Inc. 7:15 a.m. meet at Panera Bread, 2001 Indian River Blvd, Vero Beach. Age 18+; www.verocyclingclub.org/pages/ride-schedule

8:00amGroup Bicycle Ride - Keep Calm, Cycle On Ride:

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

Group Bicycle Ride - Keep Calm, Cycle On Ride: 15+/- miles; slow pace; sponsored by Vero Cycling, Inc. 8:00 a.m. meet at Jaycee Park overflow parking lot, 4248 Ocean Dr, Vero Beach. Age 18+; www.verocyclingclub.org/pages/ride-schedule

8:00am - 12:00pmThe Farmers Market Oceanside

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

The Farmers' Market OceanSide Vero Beach is open weekly every Saturday. Our Market Mission is to provide healthy, fresh foods and horticultural products to the patrons of our market. We also wish to encourage our shoppers to visit Vero's unique beachside shopping district and delicious restaurants nearby, many are within walking distance of the market. WANT TO BECOME A VENDOR? Contact Dave today at 772 321-4145 Fax: 772-204-0686 info@verobeachoba.com

6:00pm - 9:00pmCaribbean Night

Sebastian Elks lodge - 731 S. Fleming St , Sebastian FL

Do you like the sound of steel drums? Do you want to feel like you are spending the evening in the Caribbean? Well then come out to the Sebastian Elks Lodge on Saturday, July 19th. The music will be provided by "Fiddlin' Steel Drums" and the dancing and fun starts at 6 pm through 9 pm. It is $7.50 per ticket to attend this Caribbean evening! Bring your own snacks but no drinks or coolers because the lounge will be open.

7:30pmSummer Stage '13 "Smile" (show)

Anne Morton Theatre at Riverside Children's Theatre Annex - 3280 Riverside Park Drive, Vero Beach FL 32963

What: Summer Stage '13 "Smile" (show) One of theatre's great lost musicals, "Smile" is another terrific work of Marvin Hamlisch and Howard Ashman. Focusing on the backstage drama of the Young American Miss Beauty Pageant in 1985, this dazzling show includes the laughs, tricks and tears of a nervous teen beauty pageant with great music including the sweet favorite "Disneyland." Where: Anne Morton Theatre, 3280 Riverside Park Drive,Vero Beach When: July 19,26,27 at 7:30 pm and July 20,21,27,28 at 1:30 pm Who: Ages 6 and up Tickets are $18,$14,$12; half price for students Contact: Call 772-231-6990 www.riversidetheatre.com

Sunday, July 20

7:15amGroup Bicycle Ride - Sunday Fast Ride:

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

Group Bicycle Ride - Sunday Fast Ride: 30-40 miles; sponsored by Vero Cycling, Inc. 7:15 a.m. meet at Panera Bread, 2001 Indian River Blvd, Vero Beach. Age 18+; www.verocyclingclub.org/pages/ride-schedule

10:00amGroup Bicycle Ride - No One Left Behind Ride

Riverside Park - 3001 Riverside Drive, Vero Beach FL

Group Bicycle Ride - No One Left Behind Ride: 15-30 miles; moderate pace; sponsored by Vero Cycling, Inc.; 10 a.m. meet at Riverside Park near the Barber Bridge restrooms, 3341 Bridge Plaza Dr. Age 18+; www.verocyclingclub.org/pages/ride-schedule

1:30pmSummer Stage '13 "Smile" (show)

Anne Morton Theatre at Riverside Children's Theatre Annex - 3280 Riverside Park Drive, Vero Beach FL 32963

What: Summer Stage '13 "Smile" (show) One of theatre's great lost musicals, "Smile" is another terrific work of Marvin Hamlisch and Howard Ashman. Focusing on the backstage drama of the Young American Miss Beauty Pageant in 1985, this dazzling show includes the laughs, tricks and tears of a nervous teen beauty pageant with great music including the sweet favorite "Disneyland." Where: Anne Morton Theatre, 3280 Riverside Park Drive,Vero Beach When: July 20,21,27,28 at 1:30 pm Who: Ages 6 and up Tickets are $18,$14,$12; half price for students Contact: Call 772-231-6990 www.riversidetheatre.com

Monday, July 21

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 announces that the AM Aerobics classes are held at 9am on Monday's and Thursday's at the Vero Beach Community Center 2266 14th Avenue, in downtown Vero Beach. This is a full body workout class designed to meet all fitness levels. Am. Aerobics will help improve flexibility, endurance and overall health, wear comfortable clothes, aerobic shoes and bring 1 or 2 pound weights to class. Cost is $3.00 plus tax per person each day, ask about a punch card. For more information call 770-6517 or visit the website at 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

10:30amStory Times

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

Story Times at all branches feature storytelling, creative dramatics, fingerplays, rhymes, song, dance, and a simple craft.North IRC Library 3 to 5 year olds

1:30pmSummer Stage '13 "Smile" (show)

Anne Morton Theatre at Riverside Children's Theatre Annex - 3280 Riverside Park Drive, Vero Beach FL 32963

What: Summer Stage '13 "Smile" (show) One of theatre's great lost musicals, "Smile" is another terrific work of Marvin Hamlisch and Howard Ashman. Focusing on the backstage drama of the Young American Miss Beauty Pageant in 1985, this dazzling show includes the laughs, tricks and tears of a nervous teen beauty pageant with great music including the sweet favorite "Disneyland." Where: Anne Morton Theatre, 3280 Riverside Park Drive,Vero Beach When: July 21,27,28 at 1:30 pm Who: Ages 6 and up Tickets are $18,$14,$12; half price for students Contact: Call 772-231-6990 www.riversidetheatre.com

5:30pmYoganights Class

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, July 22

9:00am - 11:00amBig Band Dance

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

Big Band Dance Big Band Dance to the sounds of the Accidentals Band Tuesdays and Fridays 9:00am -11:00am Tickets are $2.00 per person. (tickets sold are at the door) Everyone is welcome. Vero Beach Community Center 2266 14th Avenue Vero Beach, Florida 32960 772-770-6517 Sponsored by: The City of Vero Beach Recreation Department

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

10:00amBaby Sign Language

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

The sign language classes are informal, fun and educational experiences for our youngest patrons and their families. The programs focus primarily on rhymes and songs and learning of common sign language words and phrases.

10:00amStory Times

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

Story Times at all branches feature storytelling, creative dramatics, fingerplays, rhymes, song, dance, and a simple craft.

10:30amStory Times

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

Story Times at all branches feature storytelling, creative dramatics, fingerplays, rhymes, song, dance, and a simple craft. 18 month to 3 year olds

12:30pm4-Deck Canasta

Senior Activity Center of Sebastian, - 1255 Main Street, sebastian fl

All events are $1, open to Seniors aged 50+. Our website is http://www.sebastianseniors.org

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

1:00pmBreath Blends

Brackett Library - 6155 College Lane, Vero Beach FL 32966

Breath Blends: for health, healing, circulation, relaxation and increased chi energy. Blended techniques include deep yogic breathing, balance exercises, muscle control, stretching and stress relief, utilizing chairs. Come meet our newest Instructor: Melinda. Wear comfortable clothes & just bring yourself. Ideal for those new to exercise or others seeking to cope with asthma, respiratory issues, rehab or repair. Classes require no registration. Donations suggested.

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.

4:00pm - 5:00pmCraft Hour

Gifford Youth Activity Center - 4875 43rd Ave, Vero Beach FL

Gifford Youth Library Tuesdays 4:00 to 5:00 Elementary age children are invited to join in the various art and crafts projects each week.

4:30pm - 5:30pmLego Club

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

This is an informal build time for Lego enthusiasts in first through 5th grade. Legos are provided, they must not bring any from home.

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

5:30pmGroup Bicycle Ride - Ride to Sebastian Inlet

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

Group Bicycle Ride - Ride to Sebastian Inlet: 30 miles; all paces welcome, sponsored by Vero Cycling, Inc. 5:30 p.m. meet at Jaycee Park overflow parking lot, 4248 Ocean Dr, Vero Beach.

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 at the Vero Beach Community Center. 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 Joe and Shari Tessier. Cost is $8.00 per person per class Every Tuesday at 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. and at 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. For more information call 770-6517 or visit the website at www.covb.org

6:30pm - 7:30pmPajama Time

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

Stories, games, crafts and special guests (every third Tuesday) for 5 to 10 year olds and their families. Pajamas are encouraged but not required.

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, July 23

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

10:00amBaby Sign Language

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

The sign language classes are informal, fun and educational experiences for our youngest patrons and their families. The programs focus primarily on rhymes and songs and learning of common sign language words and phrases.

12:00pm - 1:00pmExchange Club of Indian River Meeting

Culinary Capers - 739 22nd Street , Vero Beach FL

The Exchange Club of Indian River meets every Wednesday from noon to 1:00 pm at Culinary Capers, 737 22nd Street, Vero Beach. Members are a group of men and women working together to make our community a better place to live through programs of service in Americanism, Community Service, Youth Activities, and the Prevention of Child Abuse. Its Foundation, the Exchange Club of Indian River Foundation, is a 501(c)3 charitable organization that raises funds for child abuse prevention programs. Persons interested in learning more about Exchange Club membership, working for the prevention of child abuse, or donating to the Foundation's Child Abuse Prevention Fund may seek further information from Jenny Frederick, president, at 772-978-9339 or from any member of the club.

12:45pmSummer Movie & Ice Cream!

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

Get Out of the Heat! Summer movie and ice cream!! At the Johnson Education Center. TURTLE: THE INCREDIBLE JOURNEY at 12:45p.m. Free admission. Hot dogs, ice cream and cold drinks for purchase. Call FoHB at (772)242-2559 for information and reservations. All ages.

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

5:30pmAll Dance

Brackett Library - 6155 College Lane, Vero Beach FL 32966

Brackett Library now offering new dance tunes Wednesday nights at 5:30pm. Welcome to Julie, our new instructor. Her class will focus on Fun, Fun, Fun high energy music from 'back in the day' to 'what's playing now?' Combos of all the old favorites, plus dances making waves today! Excellent exercise for Balance, Flexibility, Toning, Circulation & Stress Relief. Promotes Total Body Health. Designed for beginners, all levels welcome. Participants need to wear comfortable clothing and prepare to shake it. Location: Multimedia Room @ the Brackett Library Donations suggested, no registration required.

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 that can be joined at anytime! Vero Beach Community Center 2266 14th Avenue Vero Beach, Florida 32960 This class may take off time in the summer, call for schedule 772-770-6517 Wednesdays, 5:30pm - 6:30pm. 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 Department.covb.org

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. This class may take off time in the summer, call for schedule 772-770-6517. Wednesdays, 7:00pm - 8:00pm. Cost is $6.00 per person. 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.covb.org

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