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Vero Beach, Fl - Ed. 01.08.2015   

            
     
   

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Happy 2015, Flashers!

Are the decorations down and put away? Is your household back to normal, ...and how are those New Year's resolutions working out for you the first week? I love the holidays, but when it's over...I have to admit... I feel like taking a deep breath and saying  "Whew!"  It's hard to believe it's 2015. Ahhh...A brand new year. No matter how much you enjoy inviting the new year on New Years Eve, we know one thing...It arrives anyway. The good news? It's the visitor with 'no baggage'! Don't ya love it?  The baggage from the past can be left at the station and you have a clean slate to start anew. Who doesn't like a 'new beginning'?  I LOVE IT and I never seem to tire of sticking to my resolutions that first week of the year! Ha! A new year always seems to present an opportunity for reflection. I didn't do as badly on last year's resolutions as I might have thought. I may not have lost all the weight I wanted to...But, I am down and heading in the right direction. I reconnected with six of my high school friends and we have committed to gathering at a different location every year. I discovered a new hobby...I love my kayak! Time on the river truly is an absolute treat as you can see in my picture collage. I have encountered a family of dolphin, a pod of manatee, caught fish, seen incredible scenery... My cup of joy runneth over! So, in retrospect 2014 was quite a year! I encourage you to include on your resolution list a few things that will bring you joy! Don't make it a 'chore list'...Get organized, lose weight, exercise more etc. ugh...The thought exhausts me! :) So, this year? Yes, I want to drop a few more pounds, but my 'fun' resolution is to transform my yard into an English garden! Hopefully I will have a fabulous collage to share with you by the end of the year. I also want to plan a one on one trip with each of my three children. Doesn't have to be anything grandiose... A weekend is perfect and I can't wait! Another wonderful thing about 2014 was the growth of FLASH.  Never in my wildest dreams could I have imagined creating what FLASH has evolved into. What a fun venture! I thank all of you who have answered our survey. I have smiled and giggled at some of your comments. Thank you for them! I love your suggestions and will be incorporating many of them. I should have included a question inviting your suggestions. My mistake, but I'll do so now.  What else would you like to see on FLASH? How can we better utilize Facebook? Have an idea for a fun contest? I truly do enjoy receiving you feedback and making FLASH what you want it to be. Stay in touch in 2015 FLASHERS and email me your ideas and suggestions.  verobeachflash@gmail.com. I'll be waiting for them! Enjoy your new beginning!

 

 

Thank you~

Valerie Watkins

Publisher

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 5 WAYS TO SAVE MONEY ON FOOD

If you spent a little too much last month on holiday shopping, here are some helpful savings tips! 

Plan menus and cook at home.
The average household eats only 20-25 different meals 90 percent of the time. Get some index cards and jot down your favorite combinations (not recipes, but meals  such as  pot roast with mashed potatoes, etc.) then plan ahead and deal yourself a week's worth of menus. 
Shop from a list.
There's nothing new about this tip. Study after study shows that sticking to a list reduces your overall grocery bill. For best prices on produce, shop what's in-season at the Saturday Farmers' Market!
Invest in a slow cooker.
You'll spend $20 to $40 for a good one of the size you will need for your family.  First, you'll save money by creating meals from cheaper cuts of meat. Second, you'll be able to take advantage of meat sales because you'll be able to prepare bulk batches of meals to freeze. You'll also enjoy the stress-free feeling of having supper ready at the end of the day.
Don't redeem that grocery coupon unless you're positive it's a great deal.
Unless you have the time to become an extreme couponer, chances are you'll find a store brand or generic product that's cheaper than any brand-name product, even with a coupon! 

 

 The Rockerfeller Tree is Donated
 
The famous Rockerfeller Center Christmas tree lights were turned off yesterday. After brining much joy to New York visitors from around the world it will continue to that quest.  It will be turned into lumber and donated to Habitat for Humanity. Now that continues the spirit of giving into our new year. You 'gotta' love it!


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WEEKEND PROJECT
Air vents can really date a house.  So why not select one of the two  'easy peasy' ideas below to give your a quick face-lift to your air returns. The first is just to give your vent a cleaning and a new coat of paint. The second is a DIY guide to create an updated replacement. Click Here for instructions. 
 
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So newlyweds, before you stuff your closets with your once used lanterns, linen and lace go to www.theknotswap.com and sign up as a newlywed to be part of the Treasure Coast's first-ever bridal swap event. For more information on The Knot Swap, visit the website  theknotswap.com or email Stephanie Nelson at Stephanie@theknotswap.com
BE INSPIRED


Kashi Ashram's Sunday Market

Sunday, January 11th
 9 am - 2 pm

11155 Roseland Rd. ~ Sebastian

 

LIVE MUSIC!


 ~ COME ENJOY ~ 
Local Artists & Crafters, Bric-a-brac, Jewelry, Seasonal Organic Produce, Gently Used Books, Tarot Readings, facials and bodywork, essential oils and crystals, Vintage Items, Handmade Goats-milk Soaps and Body Products, HOT Cinnamon Rolls, Fresh Juices & Organic Coffees. Kids storytime, kids' tours of goats and chickens.

Freshly Prepared Lunch Buffet 

(This organic vegetarian buffet draws the crowd...You are going to love it!)

SEE YOU AT THE MARKET!


DO YOU HAVE A COLD OR FLU? 

Both colds and flu are caused by viruses, not bacteria, so antibiotics won't work. Obviously the flu is more dangerous than a common cold because of  the possible complications that can lead to pneumonia. Your doctor will probably prescribe an anti-viral medication like Tamiflu or Relenza unless you have developed an infection. Colds can last up to a week or even longer,  and flu can go on for as long as three weeks. They say you can be contagious as long as you still have symptoms. But how can you tell the difference between the two?  Well, one way is that flu symptoms come on suddenly, while colds kind of creep up on you. This link has a chart to help you tell the difference. I keep a small container of wipes in my car to clean my hands after pumping gas, opening doors, etc. Stay well FLASHERS!

DID YOU KNOW? 

 

It took Michelangelo 4 years to paint the frescoes on the elaborate ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, but it took 10 years for Leonardo Davinci to paint  the Mona Lisa and that was just one woman! Do you think maybe he dragged it out because he enjoyed spending the time with her? Maybe that's why she has that famous mysterious smile! hmmm? 

TWO 'NOT TO MISS' THINGS ON TV

 Amy Poehler and Tina Fey will host their third Golden Globe Awards ceremony this weekend. The awards will be aired live on NBC on Sunday, January 11th at 8:00 pm. The preshow will begin at 7:00 and that's a lot of fun to watch as the stars stroll down the red carpet. Lot of things happen on 'that' carpet and we don't want our FLASHERS to miss a thing! This is an awards show for both TV and movies. Need to see a nominee list? Click Here. You know FLASH loves to throw a party and the Golden Globe Awards gives you a great excuse! Here is a great link with some fun party ideas. Some may seem a bit extravagant at this late date, but hopefully it will get those creative party planning juices flowing and you and Hollywood party will receive 'The Globe' award for 'Most Enjoyable Party!' I love this popcorn bar idea that is perfect for the 'movie theme of the evening!



Now for something you guys will probably enjoy more. The first 2015 College Football Playoff National Championship will take place this Monday, January 12th. The game will be played in Arlington, Texas at the AT&T stadium,  the same 105,000 seat stadium that is home to the Dallas Cowboys. Kickoff is set for 8:30 and will be covered live on ESPN. For those who might need a streaming option, the game will be carried on WatchESPN. If you have some energy after the holidays, gather your football groupies for a fun night. You can plan a casual dinner of BBQ and then everyone can enjoy the game and cheer on their team! Click here if you want to brush up on some team and game facts. We want our FLASHERS to know what's going on! 

FINANCIAL TIP

FLORIDA PRE-PAID COLLEGE TUITION

If you have children and aren't familiar with Florida's Pre-paid tuition plans for college, you should certainly look into it. We enrolled our now 'adult' children years ago and we certainly benefited from the savings. To fully understand how it works and the plans offered, it's best to explore the website. Click here

  TODAY'S CHUCKLE 

Ode To The New Year

'Twas the month after Christmas, and all through the house 

Nothing would fit me, not even a blouse.

The cookies I'd nibbled, the eggnog I'd taste at the holiday parties had gone to my waist.

When I got on the scales there arose such a number!
When I walked to the store (less a walk than a lumber).

I'd remember the marvelous meals I'd prepared; The gravies and sauces and beef nicely rared,

The wine and the rum balls, the bread and the cheese And the way I'd never said, 'No thank you, please.'

As I dressed myself in my husband's old shirt And prepared once again to do battle with dirt 

I said to myself, as I only can 'You can't spend a winter disguised as a man!'

So - away with the last of the sour cream dip, Get rid of the fruit cake, every cracker and chip

Every last bit of food that I like must be banished 'Till all the additional ounces have vanished!'

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I won't have a cookie - not even a lick.
I'll want only to chew on a long celery stick.

I won't have hot biscuits, or corn bread, or pie, I'll munch on a carrot and quietly cry.

I'm hungry, I'm lonesome, and life is a bore But isn't that what January is for?

I'll miss all the goodies, but I simply must fight it
Happy New Year to all and to all a good diet!

Author unknown 

 

FLASH TIP OF THE WEEK 
To get you organized in 2015
  
Hanging shoe bags can double as an easy organizer for your every-day useful items. It will be the go-to catch all for kid supplies, household cleaning supplies, tools, arts and crafts...just about anything you want to bring together in one place. You're going to like this one FLASHERS...and it's so easy!

  FLASH VIDEO OF THE WEEK
As we get another little drop in the temperature and our northern friends are wishing they were visiting...Here is a video of a fury friend that can't seem to get enough of the winter wonderland!

 FLASH BEAUTY TIP OF THE WEEK
 Sponsored by: Center for Facial Aesthetics     

 

 

Ten Beauty Resolutions for the New Year

1. Drink Water
It's not a new idea, and has been a tip for years, but many of us do not drink enough 
water. If you frequently drink beverages that contain caffeine (coffee, tea and soda) or 
alcohol, you may think you're quenching your thirst, but these fluids can actually 
deplete the body of essential water. Water helps rid the body of toxins, pollutants and 
waste that can make the body look and feel sluggish. And although it's not technically 
a moisturizer, water keeps our organs healthy and functioning-including the largest 

organ of the body-the skin.


2. Use Sunscreen
Even in the cooler months of our Florida winters Sunscreen is vital to protect us against harmful UV rays that can causeskin cancer, premature aging and contribute to age spots, melasma and other skin discoloration. 

3. Wash Your Face at Night
And the reason is not just to remove makeup, which can clog pores and leave potentially harmful chemicals on the skinovernight. Dirt, environmental pollutants, germs, bacteria and excessive oil accumulates on the skin during the day andshould be cleansed away so that the skin can rejuvenated.


4. Stop Smoking
Like sun damage, smoking is a major factor in the wrinkling of the skin. Nicotine in cigarette smoke causes blood vessels and capillaries to constrict, decreasing the circulation of oxygen within the skin, which is necessary for the health, maintenance and growth of skin cells.

5. Proceed With Caution
Over the counter products make many claims that they just cannot live up to. These days the products at the drug stores can cost as much or more than the products sold by skin care professionals. Be diligent in your research and know what ingredients you are putting on your skin. If unsure seek a licensed medical esthetician for recommendation for your skin. This will save you money and wasted time and effort,

6. Use Products for Your Skin Type
Products that are not formulated for your skin type can cause problems. For example, products made for oily skin can further dry out dry skin. Oily or rich moisturizing formulations that are perfect for dry skin can make oily skin shiny or can clog the pores, causing breakouts. 

7. Consume Beautiful Food
What you put inside your skin is as important as what you put on it. If you're eating a diet full of fatty, processed, fried, and fast foods and are using too much sugar and salt, you are negatively impacting your skin's health--and no beauty product will be able to solve that problem! Instead consume a diet with the right amount of vitamins and minerals, found in abundance in fruits and vegetables.

8. Get Enough Sleep
Sleep deprivation can cause under eye circles and puffiness, dull-looking skin, and it also contributes to stress, which aggravates skin conditions like acne and eczema .

9. Respect Your Skin Tone
There is a reason why certain foundations, eye shadow shades and lip stick colors look better on you than others. Skin tone, as well as skin undertones, really do have an impact on what makeup you should use. A foundation that is too light or too dark can make you look like you're wearing a mask. Certain makeup colors might make your skin look muddy or sallow, while others will give skin a gorgeous glow. And makeup is not made to change your natural appearance. The perfect makeup enhances your beauty. Have a trained make-up artist give you a lesson and compare lines and ingredients.

10. Follow What's Good For You, Not Trends
Trendy makeup looks can be fun, but just make sure that they suit you. There's nothing worse than following a popular trend that looks horrible or clownish on you. Not everything should be tried. And be careful of beauty fads like "beauty
vitamins," "secret" beauty ingredients or the new magic anti-aging device with loads of promises but little science behind them.

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  RECIPE OF THE WEEK

  FLASH'S Quick Healthy Yummy Soup


 

Since we are all trying to eat healthier after the holidays and the weather chill ls in the air, -AND with the flu running ramped...Well, perfection can be found in this quick and easy soup that you can simmer on the stove all day.  I like it served almost immediately when there is still a crispness to the veggies! YUM! So tasty! No guilt with seconds either! :)

 

Ingredients

1-Box Chicken Broth - I like the low sodium

1- Can Diced Tomatoes (Basil, Garlic & Oregano -- No Salt Added)

2 to 3 Stalks Celery

1/2 an Onion Chopped

1/2 Yellow Bell Pepper Chopped

2 Carrots Chopped

3 Finely chopped Garlic Cloves

1 to 2 Cups Kayle  (torn into small pieces) You can use spinach instead. 

A Dash of Crushed Red Peppers (if you want a hint of spiciness) 

Salt and Pepper to taste

 

Directions

Bring the broth and tomatoes to a boil. Toss in all of your veggies. Bring to a boil again. Let boil for a minute or two and you are ready to serve :) Simplicity at its best. You might want to have an extra box of broth and can of tomatoes on hand to add and stretch. It's the soup that can keep on giving ! 

'SCENE AROUND TOWN'
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The Arc Chorus singing Holiday songs at Home Depot

If you were one of the last minute shoppers at Home Depot the Monday before Christmas, you were probably among the happy customers singing along with The Arc chorus! "We want to thank Home Depot for asking us to sing for their customers" said Scott Connelly, a member of the chorus. Scott has been attending programs at The Arc for several years, after a skate boarding accident left him with a traumatic brain injury. The chorus was in big demand this year, performing at several local businesses. The enthusiasm of the chorus, coupled with the joy of the various audiences, truly brought out the holiday spirit in everyone! Performing at the various venues helped us to enforce our creed: Mission Statement: The Arc supports and empowers individuals with special needs to achieve their life goals. Vision: The Arc will advocate for full acceptance of individuals with special needs as valued members of our community. The Arc is a Non-Profit, 501 (c) 3 agency, dedicated to meeting the needs of people with developmental disabilities in Indian River County. For information on The Arc, please call 772.562.6854, ext 219.  
Youth Guidance Receives A $5,000 Grant
The Exchange Club of Indian River Foundation awarded a $5,000 grant to the Youth Guidance Mentoring and Activities Program of Indian River County. The funds will be used to support the operation of the programs of Youth Guidance Mentoring Academy, including costs for activities, personnel, and mentor recruitment. Pictured L to R: Doug Borrie, Executive Director of Youth Guidance, Marilyn Justice and Chris Pensch of Exchange Club. 
Photo credit: Jan J Binney
The Sebastian Elks are Santa's Helpers

Every Christmas season the Sebastian Elks Lodge participate in the Secret Santa program.  Names of students from Sebastian Elementary School, Treasure Coast Elementary School and Pelican Island Elementary School are placed on a tree in the lodge.  Members select a name(s) and buy gifts for the child to help make their Christmas a merry one. Members then deliver the gifts. Pictured here is Pelican Island Elementary Principal, Kevin Browning with two students, and Elk member, Rick DeBlasio .

HR Dynamics Spreads Christmas Cheer!

The team at HR Dynamics spread Christmas cheer this year to local families battling childhood cancer. Not only were their offices a drop off location for the Second Annual Quinton's Angel Toy Drive, they purchased many items themselves and packaged the "Santa Sacks" for delivery. This is the second year that the staffing and recruiting firm has supported Quinton's Hope, an organization named after young Quinton who lost his battle to cancer in 2013 at the age of 12. 

Pictured here with the Santa Sacks are (seated): Karel Smith Fox, Donna Leemon; (back row): David S. Johnson, Autumn Martin, and Jim Brower.

WINTER WONDERLAND

This photo was submitted from one of our FLASH Snowbirds. Joyce Johnson will be leaving a cold central MA for Vero Beach on Saturday. For Joyce Saturday cannot come soon enough ... especially with the current temperatures! This picture was taken at 7AM. It was 10 degrees and the moon was still  out over their barn....From a distance, Joyce we can say it is BEAUTIFUL! We have warm weather waiting for you! 
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I am seeking information on a reliable means of transportation - door to door - from Oceanique Oceanfront Condo on A1A to West Palm Beach Int'l or Orlando Airport. Please reply above with your referrals. Thanks, FLASHERS!
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I recently lost my cleaning gal and am looking for some help around the house. I would love any referrals from a fellow FLASHER! Thank you in advance for your referrals!

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This Week's Events

Thursday, January 8

11:30amRepublican Women Aware (RWA)

Vero Beach Yacht Club - 3601 Rio Vista Boulevard, Vero Beach FL 32963

Indian River County Deputy Roberta Barker will speak "Woman to Woman" to Republican Women Aware (RWA) members at the first meeting of the New Year, Thursday, January 8 at 11:30 a.m. at the Vero Beach Yacht Club. Deputy Barker, a strong Republican woman, is a former United States Air Force Narcotics K-9 Military Police Officer who is now dedicated to keeping Indian River County Women ... AWARE-INFORMED-SAFE! She will enlighten our members on measures of safety involving internet fraud, credit card fraud, personal safety, workplace violence, gun safety for children, neighborhood watch programs and identity theft happening in Indian River County. Cost is $20 for lunch RSVP due by Jan. 5 to Amanda.j.murdock@ampf.com

3:00pmFabulous Film Finds Presents "Guys and Dolls"

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

Fabulous Film Finds Presents "Guys and Dolls" Cost: Free Contact person and phone #: Daniel Clark 772-589-1355

5:00pm - 7:00pmArt of Networking

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

Sponsored by: The Cultural Council of Indian River County Meet new people and network with arts professionals, arts organization representatives, businesses and patrons who support the arts in a happy hour atmosphere! The Art of Networking is free for CCIRC Members and guests are only $5. RSVP to the Cultural Council by calling 772-770-4857. WHERE: Blue Star Bourbon Bar & Southern Kitchen, 2227 14th Avenue, Vero Beach, FL 32960

5:30pmQuit Smoking Now Classes

Piper Aircraft - Crosswinds Conference Room, 2926 Piper Drive, Vero Beach FL 32960

Quit Smoking Now Classes are 6 weeks in length and meet once a week. Locations: Piper Aircraft, Thursday, January 8@ 5:30 PM,Sebastian City Hall, Thursday January 8 @ 5:30 PM. Call for more information: Office 772-577-3701

5:30pm - 8:00pm"Cocktails & Appraisals" Preview Party

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

The Antiques Show and Sale's intimate Preview Events provide buyers with the best selection and dealer access before the show opens to the public. This festive evening offers you the opportunity to mingle with friends, enjoy hors d'oeuvres and cocktails, and gain the expertise of our 38 dealers, and includes unlimited show re-entry. This year, Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, one of the nation's leading fine art auctioneers, will be on hand to provide personal appraisals of your fine jewelry. To make an appraisal reservation, call Jody Zwergel, 231-0707, ext. 106. Cost: $200

7:00pmAn Evening with Don Williams

Sunrise Theatre - 117 South Second Street, Fort Pierce FL

AN EVENING WITH DON WILLIAMS Thursday, January 8 at 7pm, Tickets: $49/45 If anyone ever needed proof that music is an international language, then they need to look no further than Don Williams. Don picks his songs with all the skills of a class winemaker picking grapes - only the best will do.

Friday, January 9

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

10:30amMorning Story Hour with Miss Julie

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

Friday Morning Story Hour with Miss Julie at 10:30am Every Friday morning, the very popular Miss Julie reads the best new picture books! The place to be for the younger crowd. Interactive, fun and free. Followed by a craft-y activity.

12:00pm - 6:00pm7-Deck Canasta

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

All events at the Senior Activity Center of Sebastian are free

12:30pm - 4:15pm2-Deck Canasta

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

All events at the Senior Activity Center of Sebastian are free

12:30pm - 4:15pm2-Deck Canasta

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

All events at the Senior Activity Center of Sebastian are free

7:30pmComedy Zone

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

WILD. UNTAMED. HILARIOUS. Riverside Theatre is the Treasure Coast's best stage for Live Stand-up Comedy. Have a great time with some of the finest comedic talents in the business for one low ticket price.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

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

8:00pmThe Beach Boys in Concert

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

THE BEACH BOYS Friday, January 9 at 8pm, Tickets: $75/65 You can capsulize most pop music acts by reciting how many hits they've had and how many millions of albums they've sold. But these conventional measurements fall short when you're assessing the impact of The Beach Boys. Few, if any, acts can match The Beach Boys' concert presence, spirit and performance. Get ready for a night of fun, fun, fun, with songs like: Surfin, I Get Around, Help Me Rhonda, California Girls, Good Vibrations, Wouldn't it Be Nice, God Only Knows, Kokomo and many more of your old favorites!

9:30pmComedy Zone

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

WILD. UNTAMED. HILARIOUS. Riverside Theatre is the Treasure Coast's best stage for Live Stand-up Comedy. Have a great time with some of the finest comedic talents in the business for one low ticket price.You can get detail information on the specific comics by visiting the website. Two Show Times: 7:30pm & 9:30pm Tickets: $18

Saturday, January 10

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

8:00am - 12:00pmAmerican Legion Post 189 Flea Market

American Legion Auxiliary Post 189 - 807 Louisiana Ave., Sebastian FL

The Second Saturday of every month the American Legion Post 189 will host a monthly Flea Market. Vendors welcome. For information call:772-473-0720. Breakfast is available.

8:00am - 1:00pmJazz Society Craft Market

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

Every Saturday, the Fort Pierce Jazz & Blues Society hosts a Jazz Market "featuring creative arts & crafts" in Historic Downtown Fort Pierce on the waterfront of the Indian River. Original hand made crafts, stained glass, Highwaymen paintings, hand-painted glassware and much, more are available for purchase. Funds raised support education programs and local scholarships. For more information, please email: TheMarket@jazzsociety.org

8:00am - 4:00pmIndian River Marine & Auto Swap Meet

Indian River County Fairgrounds - 7955 58th Ave , Vero Beach FL 32967

The swap meet will be packed with an impressive display of new, used & closed out marine and auto parts, supplies and accessories. A wide range of other types of products, hardware, electronics, hardware, clothing, shoes, and gifts will also be on sale. One of the highlights to this year's event is a used car corral and used boat showcase. If you have a car to sell, the Indian River Marine & Auto Swap Meet is the place to be! Cars line up in the midway of the Indian River Fairgrounds for participants to buy and sell vehicles. A wide selection of used boats will also be displayed by private individuals in our used boat showcase. Cost: $7.00 For more information call: Larry Burdgick 954-205-7813

10:00amSaturdays with Seuss

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

Parent/child drama and music program $12/child Call Riverside Children's Theatre 772-234-8052

10:00amAuditions for "Disney's Peter Pan Jr."

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

Auditions open to ages 7 and up. Call for details. Call Riverside Children's Theatre 772-234-8052

10:00am - 1:00pmWii Bowling

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

All events at the Senior Activity Center of Sebastian are free

10:00am - 4:00pmModern Quilt Guild meetings

First Presbyterian Church - 520 Royal Palm Boulevard, Vero Beach FL

Modern Quilt Guild meetings at First Presbyterian Church 520 Royal Palm Blvd. bring a project, a show and tell, covered dish to share and a friend. Annual dues $15. Www.quiltbeach.com for more info. Open to beginners to advanced, traditional and modern quilters.

10:00am - 4:00pmAntiques Show and Sale

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

The Vero Beach Museum of Art's 23rd annual Antiques Show and Sale features art, antiques, and jewelry from some of the most esteemed dealers in the country. Thirty-eight dealers, managed by Charles Miller of Chapel Hill, NC, will once again provide the variety and quality that is the trademark of this extraordinary show. Admission: $10

11:00amAAUW Regional Branch Meeting & Fashion Show

Vero Beach Country Club - 800 30th Street, Vero Beach FL 32960

This is your chance to meet, greet and learn from AAUW "sister" branches around the Treasure Coast, enjoy a delicious luncheon, and check out the latest fashions, presented by SteinMart and modeled by AAUW members of all ages and sizes. Reservations required by Jan. 5, 2015 Time: 11:00 a.m., meeting; noon luncheon & fashion show Cost: $30, open to the public Contact name and number for more info: Linda Clerch, 772-564-9297 Short blurb of 75 words or less describing event.

11:00am - 12:00pmMuseum Turtle Tour For Children

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

Explore this month's exhibit. Call to reserve a spot for young visitors (ages 3-6) to explore an exhibition and then create their own mini-masterpiece. Please register by Monday before each date by calling (772) 231-0707. Free with VBMA Family Membership, $5 per non-member child.

1:30pmFrog and Toad Kids

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

January 10 & 11 Tickets: Adults $10, Students $5 A Schoolsical Production Arbold Lobel's well-loved characters hop from the page to the stage in a musical adaptation of "A Year with Frog and Toad." Most enjoyed by ages 4 & up. Call Riverside Theatre box office at 772-231-6990.

4:00pmVisiting Author ~ Brad Taylor

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

Brad Taylor Presents NO FORTUNATE SON: A Pike Logan Thriller Saturday, January 10th at 4 PM

7:30pmComedy Zone

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

WILD. UNTAMED. HILARIOUS. Riverside Theatre is the Treasure Coast's best stage for Live Stand-up Comedy. Have a great time with some of the finest comedic talents in the business for one low ticket price.You can get detail information on the specific comics by visiting the website. Two Show Times: 7:30pm & 9:30pm Tickets: $18

9:30pmComedy Zone

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

WILD. UNTAMED. HILARIOUS. Riverside Theatre is the Treasure Coast's best stage for Live Stand-up Comedy. Have a great time with some of the finest comedic talents in the business for one low ticket price.You can get detail information on the specific comics by visiting the website. Two Show Times: 7:30pm & 9:30pm Tickets: $18

Sunday, January 11

8:00am - 4:00pmIndian River Marine & Auto Swap Meet

Indian River County Fairgrounds - 7955 58th Ave , Vero Beach FL 32967

The swap meet will be packed with an impressive display of new, used & closed out marine and auto parts, supplies and accessories. A wide range of other types of products, hardware, electronics, hardware, clothing, shoes, and gifts will also be on sale. One of the highlights to this year's event is a used car corral and used boat showcase. If you have a car to sell, the Indian River Marine & Auto Swap Meet is the place to be! Cars line up in the midway of the Indian River Fairgrounds for participants to buy and sell vehicles. A wide selection of used boats will also be displayed by private individuals in our used boat showcase. Cost: $7.00 For more information call: Larry Burdgick 954-205-7813

9:00amStudy "Jesus in Exodus" with Bill Proctor

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

Join Bill Proctor for the "Jesus in Exodus" Bible Study for Adults. All are welcome to come! Please call Bill for more information: (772) 231-2221

9:00am - 2:00pmKashi Sunday Market

Kashi Ashram - 11155 Roseland Road, Sebastian FL 32958

Local Artists & Crafters, Bric-a-brac, Jewelry, Seasonal Organic Produce, Tarot Readings, facials and bodywork, Vintage Items, Handmade Goats-milk Soaps and Body Products. HOT cinnamon rolls, Organic Coffees, Home-baked Goods Freshly Prepared Lunch Buffet $10.00 Ashram's Tours and Kid's tours of the goats & chickens. For more info: Sunanda 404 308 8392 kashisundaymarket@gmail.com

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 - 4:00pmArt in the Park

Humiston Park - 3000 Ocean Drive, Vero Beach FL 32963

The Vero Beach Art Club has hosted Art in the Park for over 25 years and is considered a mainstay of the beach area. Approximately 2 dozen very talented artists who are all members of the Vero Beach Art Club show and sell their work at these shows along Humiston Park's promenade. It's a great way to walk off Sunday brunch as you stroll along Ocean Drive and enjoy the beachside breezes and beautiful artwork in the Oceanside shopping and dining district. Cost: Free For more information contact: Debbie Maxwell 914-263-9518

10:00am - 4:00pmAntiques Show and Sale

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

The Vero Beach Museum of Art's 23rd annual Antiques Show and Sale features art, antiques, and jewelry from some of the most esteemed dealers in the country. Thirty-eight dealers, managed by Charles Miller of Chapel Hill, NC, will once again provide the variety and quality that is the trademark of this extraordinary show. Admission: $10

1:30pmFrog and Toad Kids

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

January 10 & 11 Tickets: Adults $10, Students $5 A Schoolsical Production Arbold Lobel's well-loved characters hop from the page to the stage in a musical adaptation of "A Year with Frog and Toad." Most enjoyed by ages 4 & up. Call Riverside Theatre box office at 772-231-6990.

3:00pm - 5:30pmIL TABARRO by Puccini ~ Opera

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

This fully-staged opera directed by Russell Franks will feature Nelson Martinez, Susan Neves, Viktor Antipenko, Melanie Moussay, Armando Naranjo and Matthew White. The Brevard Symphony Orchestra will be conducted by Maestro Bruce Stasyna, VBO Music Director. Tickets are $30, $40, $50 and $100. Performed at the Vero Beach High School Performing Arts Center which is located at 1707 16th Street in Vero Beach, Florida. Call 772-564-5537

4:30pmTheatre-Go-Round Dinner Theatre

Quilted Giraffe - 500 U.S. 1, Vero Beach FL 32962

"Raise a Ruckus Tonight, an Evening at the Country Jamboree" is a fun-filled hand clapping hoedown of harmony . Performances will continue on Sundays January 4 through February 22. (There will be no performance Super Bowl Sunday, February 1.) The evening begins with a twilight 4:30 p.m. dinner followed by 6 p.m. show Theatre-Go-Round Dinner Theatre, located within the Quilted Giraffe Restaurant, 500 U.S. 1 in Vero Beach. Reservations are currently being accepted for all performances and can be made with Visa, MasterCard or Discover by phoning the theatre box office at 772-252-9341. Visit Theatre-Go-Round at theatregorounddinnertheatre.com.

7:00pmAn Evening with Johnny Mathis

Sunrise Theatre - 117 South Second Street, Fort Pierce FL

AN EVENING WITH JOHNNY MATHIS Sunday, January 11 at 7pm, Tickets: $95/85 Johnny Mathis uses a fitting description when he talks about the connection he makes with his fans onstage..."It's a love affair!" Celebrating his 59th year in the music industry, Mathis has performed songs in an incredible variety of styles and categories. Don't miss this extraordinary evening with the incomparable Johnny Mathis!

7:00pmSocial Justice Film - "Bidder 70'

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

"Bidder 70," is a 2012 award-winning documentary centering on an extraordinary, ingenious and effective act of civil disobedience demanding government and industry accountability in the name of climate justice. The series is free and open to the public at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Vero Beach; no reservations or tickets are required but donations to cover costs are gratefully accepted. There will be discussion following the film. For more information, call 772-778-5880.

Monday, January 12

Learn to Make Music

First United Methodist Church - 1750 20th Street, Vero Beach FL

LEARN TO MAKE MUSIC! Registration Opens for Music Instruction Dates: Spring Semester is Jan 12 thru May 22, 2015 Time: Start anytime, pro-rated tuition Office hours 8:00 - 12:00 Mon-Thurs Cost: $16 + per lesson Ages: 5 and up! Contact person: Jackie Larabell New Music Students are now being accepted in studios at The Academy for the Performing Arts - Vero's Community Music School. In our 20th year of instruction! Register anytime to join in the spring semester, tuition is pro-rated, meaning you can start anytime! Weekly instrumental and voice lessons are available, private or group. phone (772)562-7265 or www.academyinvero.org

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

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

The City of Vero Beach Recreation Department 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

9:30amMaitland Farm Preschool Open House - Tour School Campus

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

Families are invited to tour our campus to learn what makes Maitland So Special! Visit the animals and explore the nature areas, as ell as other features which set us apart from other schools. CHILDREN ARE WELCOME! Registration for 2015-2016 will open on Saturday, February 7, 2015. Please RSVP 772-567-1713 Cost:Free Contact person and phone #:Sherri Maddox 772.567.1713

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

10:30am - 12:00pmBridge Lessons

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

All events at the Senior Activity Center of Sebastian are free

10:30am - 12:30pmMahjongg Lessons

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

All events at the Senior Activity Center of Sebastian are free

12:30pm - 3:30pmMahjongg Games

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

All events at the Senior Activity Center of Sebastian are free

1:00pmHealth Highlights

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

Feel Better Fast! Focus on Nutrition information, laughter, belly breathing & simple stretches. Amazing Health HiLites starts Mondays at 1pm at the Main Library. Intended for all lifestyles, this unique, creative program offers discussion, debate & dissection of healthy habits. Share ideas, fresh food facts & shape up tidbits with this interactive, informative weekly event. We will champion healthy nutrition, stress-free days, & attitude adjustments to encourage healthy habits forever. Pave the way to a fitter, feel-better future. Call Marla at 770-5060 x 4121.

1:00pmHuman-trafficking Crusader Jill Cohen

First Presbyterian Church - 520 Royal Palm Boulevard, Vero Beach FL

Monday, Jan. 12, 1 pm. Human-trafficking Crusader Jill Cohen to speak at First Presbyterian Church of Vero Beach, 520 Royal Palm Blvd. Free admission. For more information call: 772-562-9088.

1:00pmHealth Highlights

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

Feel Better Fast! Focus on Nutrition information, laughter, belly breathing & simple stretches. Amazing Health HiLites starts Mondays at 1pm at the Main Library. Intended for all lifestyles, this unique, creative program offers discussion, debate & dissection of healthy habits. Share ideas, fresh food facts & shape up tidbits with this interactive, informative weekly event. We will champion healthy nutrition, stress-free days, & attitude adjustments to encourage healthy habits forever. Pave the way to a fitter, feel-better future. Call Marla at 770-5060 x 4121.

1:00pm - 2:30pmArtful Storytellers - For Adults

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

Adult-Storytellers wanted! New group forming on Mondays at 1pm Main Library. Come share fond memories, precious moments, funny situations or just tall tales. On-going, weekly get-together encourages socialization, public speaking, meeting new people, cozy gathering of friends. More info: Marla at 770-5060 x 4121.

5:30pmYoganights Class

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

Yoga classes on Monday nites at 5:30pm. Instructor, Linda, 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 Auxiliary Post 189 - 807 Louisiana Ave., Sebastian FL

American Legion Auxiliary Quarter Auction. Monday January 12, 6:00 P. American Legion Post 189 at 807 Louisiana Ave.Sebastian. This month we are sponsoring Mrs. Bech, teacher at Sebastian River Middle School for cancer chemo treatments that are not covered by Insurance. For information contact: Mori Serpa 772-633-9914 mori44@aol.com or Daisy Williams 772-882-7352 avondaisy44@aol.com.

6:30pmBromeliad Society Meeting

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

The public is invited to hear Jay Thurrott speak at the Indian River Bromeliad Society's meeting, January 12th. His topic is "Bromeliads in Paradise: The Hawaii World Conference." There will be a plant raffle and refreshments. Doors open at 6:30pm. The program begins at 7:00pm. We welcome the public. No bromeliad knowledge is required......just a desire to learn about this fascinating plant!

Tuesday, January 13

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.

10:00am - 11:30amTai Chi

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

All events take place at the Senior Activity Center of Sebastian and are offered at no cost.

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

12:30pm - 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

12:30pm - 4:00pm4-Deck Canasta

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

All events take place at the Senior Activity Center of Sebastian and are offered at no cost.

1:00pm - 2:00pmBreath 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: Linda. 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.

1:30pmThe Colorful Characters and History of St. Lucie Village

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

Tue Jan 13 The Colorful Characters and History of St. Lucie Village with noted historian Ann Sinnott. 10am - 1:30 pm $30 members, $40 nonmembers. Includes transportation and lunch. Tour requires moderate walking. Ages 12 and up. Call (772) 242-2559 for information and reservations.

3:00pm - 5:00pmQuilt Group Gathering

First Presbyterian Church - 520 Royal Palm Boulevard, Vero Beach FL

Quilt Group Date: every Wednesday (except holidays) Time: 3-5 pm Place: First Presbyterian Church, 520 Royal Palm Blvd., Vero Cost: n/a Quilting for beginners-experienced, traditional-modern open to all. Bring a project, show and tell and a friend

3:30pmGroup 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. 4:30 p.m. meet at Jaycee Park overflow parking lot, 4248 Ocean Dr, Vero Beach.

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.

5:30pm - 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

6:00pm20th King of the Hill Tennis Tournament

Moorings Club - 100 Harbour Drive, Vero Beach FL 32963

20th King of the Hill event. The event starts with the first round of the open division (all 16 players divided in four groups) on Tuesday January 13th at 6:00 p.m. at The Moorings Club.

6:00pmVisiting Author ~ James W. Hall

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

James W. Hall Presents THE BIG FINISH: A Thorn Novel Tuesday, January 13th at 6 PM

6:00pm20th King of the Hill Tennis Tournament

Moorings Club - 100 Harbour Drive, Vero Beach FL 32963

20th King of the Hill event. The event starts with the first round of the open division (all 16 players divided in four groups) on Tuesday January 13th at 6:00 p.m. at The Moorings Club.

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.

7:00pmSmokey Joe's Cafe - 20th Anniversary Nat'l Tour

Sunrise Theatre - 117 South Second Street, Fort Pierce FL

20TH ANNIVERSARY NATIONAL TOUR OF SMOKEY JOE'S CAFÉ - FEATURING THE COASTERS Tuesday, January 13 at 7pm Welcome to the hottest joint in town! The Coasters are headlining and it's always a party at SMOKEY JOE'S CAFÉ! This Tony Award®-nominated and Grammy Award®- winning salute to legendary songwriters Leiber and Stoller is a raise the roof song-and dance celebration of some of rock 'n' roll's greatest hits!

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 - 9:00pmAstronomy For Everyone

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

ASTRONOMY FOR EVERYONE: SIZE & SCALE OF THE UNIVERSE Join visiting astronomer Kevin Manning as he presents an educational and entertaining exploration of the universe at the North Indian River County Library on Tuesday, January 13th, from 7 - 9 p.m. After the presentation, if weather permits, the audience will have an opportunity to view the jewels of the night sky through a powerful telescope. The Library is located at 1001 Sebastian Boulevard, three miles west of U.S. 1 in Sebastian. Admission to this program, sponsored by the Friends of the Library, is free and open to all ages. Call 772 589-1355 for more information. Contact Person: Lynn Walsh (772) 589-0046

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

8:00pmCrazy for You

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

The musical comedy hit featuring the music of George and Ira Gershwin! This tap dancing, dynamic score includes "I Got Rhythm", "Someone To Watch Over Me", Embraceable You", and many more.

Wednesday, January 14

8:00am - 10:00amFree Wildlife Tour

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

Join refuge staff as w e take you on a journey through Pelican Island National Wildlife Reserve. If you like being outdoors and enjoy nature...then this is right up your alley. The Wildlife reserve has over 5,400 acres of nature trails and butterfly gardens. Binoculars, field guides and spotting scopes are all provided. Must call for reservations! Offered every Wednesday from November through March excluding weeks of Thanksgiving, Christmas & New Year's. Call for reservations and/or more information: 772-581-5557 Ext 2

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.

12:30pm - 1:30pmBeyond Balance

Brackett Library - 6155 College Lane, Vero Beach FL 32966

*New class!! Wednesdays at 12:30pm. Beyond Balance was created for those seeking improved fitness, focus, toning, training, better balance, stronger stamina and weights workout. Instructor: Teresa will help tune-up bodies to attain optimum health using weights & bands. Highlights: Toning, Range-of-Motion, Balance, Strength-Training. On-going classes require no registration. Donations requested. For more information call: 770-5060 x 4121.

12:30pm - 4:30pmCribbage, Euchre, Pinochle, Rummikub

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

All events take place at the Senior Activity Center of Sebastian and are offered at no cost.

1:00pm - 3:00pmRanger Guided Kayak Tour

Sebastian Inlet State Park - 9700 S. A1A

RANGER GUIDED KAYAK TOURS OFFERED AT SEBASTIAN INLET STATE PARK Enjoy paddling a kayak on a park ranger guided tour of the Indian River Lagoon. Participants can bring their own kayak or reserve one from the Inlet Marina for a rental fee of $20.00/2-hours, for a single or double watercraft, life jacket(s) and paddles included. Personal watercraft pay a launch fee of $3.00. Meet at the Inlet Marina located 1 mile north of Sebastian Inlet, turn west at large brown state park marina sign, follow dirt road to Inlet Marina. This program is weather dependent. Please call the Inlet Marina 321-724-5424 for reservations, rentals and program status.

2:00pmCrazy for You

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

The musical comedy hit featuring the music of George and Ira Gershwin! This tap dancing, dynamic score includes "I Got Rhythm", "Someone To Watch Over Me", Embraceable You", and many more.

3:00pm - 5:00pmQuilt Group

First Presbyterian Church - 520 Royal Palm Boulevard, Vero Beach FL

Quilt Group First Presbyterian Church 520 Royal Palm Blvd Vero Every Wednesday 3-5 pm, Adult Ed room Annual $15 Www.quiltbeach.com Small group of traditional and modern quilters. Bring a project and show and tell or we can help you get started. Open to beginners.

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

5:00pmOpen Community Meeting - DEVELOPING OUR CULTURAL LANDSCAPE

Heritage Center - 2140 14th Avenue, Vero Beach FL

The Cultural Council of Indian River County will be holding a series of open meetings for the public to offer their insight and suggestions for a Cultural Arts Center in Vero Beach. The first meeting will be held at the Heritage Center at 5 PM on Wednesday, January 14th. All are welcome. For questions or more information, call Barbara Hoffman at 772-770-4857.

5:30pmAerobic-Style Dance class

Brackett Library - 6155 College Lane, Vero Beach FL 32966

Aerobic-Style Dance class! Get your groove on Wednesday nites at 5:30pm at Brackett Library. Music + Movement = Positive People with healthy hearts. Rock out to non-stop music from Oldies to Rock N Roll. Excellent cardio exercise for improved Flexibility, Mood, Circulation & Stress Relief. Promotes Total Body Health. Designed for beginners, all levels welcome. Wear comfortable clothing. Donations suggested, no registration required. Brackett Library locale: 6155 College Lane IRSC-Mueller Campus. Information: contact Marla at 770-5060 x 4121.

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

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

This is an ongoing class 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

7:30pmAtlantic Classical Orchestra ~ Opening Night Master Works

Waxlax Center for the Performing Arts (Saint Ed's) - 1895 St. Edwards Drive , Vero Beach FL 32963

Opening Night Master Works MOZART, Overture "The Marriage of Figaro" KODALY, Dances from Galanta MAHLER, Adagietto from Symphony #5 BRAHMS, Piano Concerto #2 in Bb Stanislav Khristenko, Piano Pre-concert lecture starts at 6:40 pm Concert @ 7:30

7:30pmCrazy for You

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

The musical comedy hit featuring the music of George and Ira Gershwin! This tap dancing, dynamic score includes "I Got Rhythm", "Someone To Watch Over Me", Embraceable You", and many more.

Next Week's Events

Thursday, January 15

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

9:30am - 10:15amStroller Tours at the Vero Beach Museum of Art

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

Best for adults with Stroller aged children. Come for a special docent led tour of the galleries and afterwards enjoy a relaxing complimentary coffee and snack in The Museum Café. Space is limited. Advance registration required. Call: (772) 231 0707 ext. 116 Free to Family Members. Non-member adults $5 (babies free of course)

9:45am - 1:30pmAdams Ranch Tour and BBQ

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

Thu Jan 15 Adams Ranch Tour and BBQ Meet at the ranch at 9:45am - Depart 1:30 pm. Bring your cameras. Reservations required. $40 members, $50 nonmembers. Ages 12 and up. Call (772) 242-2559 for information and reservations.

10:00am - 11:30amTai Chi

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

All events at the Senior Activity Center of Sebastian are free

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

12:00pm - 4:00pmMexican Train Dominoes

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

All events at the Senior Activity Center of Sebastian are free

12:30pm - 3:30pmMahjongg

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

All events at the Senior Activity Center of Sebastian are free

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

4:00pmMaitland Farm Preschool Open House - Tour School Campus

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

Families are invited to tour our campus to learn what makes Maitland So Special! Visit the animals and explore the nature areas, as ell as other features which set us apart from other schools. CHILDREN ARE WELCOME! Registration for 2015-2016 will open on Saturday, February 7, 2015. Please RSVP 772-567-1713 Cost:Free Contact person and phone #:Sherri Maddox 772.567.1713

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!

4:00pm - 9:00pmFrog Leg Festival

Fellsmere - Downtown Fellsmere, Fellsmere fl

Thousands attend this festive occasion which boasts two Guinness Book of World Records for the most frog legs consumed at a festival and includes specialty events such as Frog Jumping Contests, Hot Legs Contests, and the Red Neck Olympics including Pig's Feet Bobbin'. This event is fun for the entire family. The festival offers frog leg and gator tail dinners along with a variety of other foods. There are midway rides, games, pony rides, over 100 craft exhibits, live entertainment and much more. This four day event usually attracts about 80,000 visitors. Enjoy free admission, free parking, and free entertainment. Festival Hours Thursday & Friday 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Frog Leg & Gator Tail Dinner Hours Thursday & Friday 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Location - Center of the City of Fellsmere

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.

6:30pm - 10:00pmAdvanced Bridge

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

All events at the Senior Activity Center of Sebastian are free

7:00pmWhose Wives Are They Anyway?

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

Cosmetic company executives John and David send their wives on a shopping weekend so they can go play golf. At the club they run into the company's new CEO, who informs them no one who goes for a golfing weekend without their wife would ever work for her. Panicked and unable to reach their wives, the men have to produce suitable replacements. John is able to persuade the hotel receptionist, but there is no one to play David's wife... except John! Written by the same playwright who wrote Hotbed Hotel, this comedy is a sure-fire hit!

7:30pmCrazy for You

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

The musical comedy hit featuring the music of George and Ira Gershwin! This tap dancing, dynamic score includes "I Got Rhythm", "Someone To Watch Over Me", Embraceable You", and many more.

Friday, January 16

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

10:00am - 5:00pmNature Connects, A LEGO® Brick Exhibition

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

See nature like never before - recreated in nearly half a million LEGO® bricks! Beginning in January 2015, McKee Botanical Garden is pleased to introduce Nature Connects, A LEGO® Brick Exhibition featuring the work of artist Sean Kenney. The exhibit will remain at the garden until April 12th. Don't miss your chance to see these amazing creations displayed throughout the Garden!

10:30amMorning Story Hour with Miss Julie

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

Friday Morning Story Hour with Miss Julie at 10:30am Every Friday morning, the very popular Miss Julie reads the best new picture books! The place to be for the younger crowd. Interactive, fun and free. Followed by a craft-y activity.

10:30amYoga Class

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

am YOGA Friday 10:30am MAIN Library start jan.16, 2015 AM Yoga classes are baaack at the MAIN Library! Starting Friday, January 16, at 10:30am new Yoga instructor, Tina offers beginner Yoga. Her class covers all levels of Gentle Yoga, with emphasis on breathing, stretching & flexibility. Great for Balance, Toning, Focus, Stress Relief & Relaxation, this program aims to invigorate, rejuvenate & improve concentration, coordination & circulation. Participants over the age of 16 need to wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat. Donations requested, no registration required. Information: Marla 770-5060 x 4121.

10:30amYoga Class

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

am YOGA Friday 10:30am MAIN Library start jan.16, 2015 AM Yoga classes are baaack at the MAIN Library! Starting Friday, January 16, at 10:30am new Yoga instructor, Tina offers beginner Yoga. Her class covers all levels of Gentle Yoga, with emphasis on breathing, stretching & flexibility. Great for Balance, Toning, Focus, Stress Relief & Relaxation, this program aims to invigorate, rejuvenate & improve concentration, coordination & circulation. Participants over the age of 16 need to wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat. Donations requested, no registration required. Information: Marla 770-5060 x 4121.

12:00pm - 6:00pm7-Deck Canasta

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

All events at the Senior Activity Center of Sebastian are free

12:30pm - 4:15pm2-Deck Canasta

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

All events at the Senior Activity Center of Sebastian are free

12:30pm - 4:15pm2-Deck Canasta

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

All events at the Senior Activity Center of Sebastian are free

4:00pm - 9:00pmFrog Leg Festival

Fellsmere - Downtown Fellsmere, Fellsmere fl

Thousands attend this festive occasion which boasts two Guinness Book of World Records for the most frog legs consumed at a festival and includes specialty events such as Frog Jumping Contests, Hot Legs Contests, and the Red Neck Olympics including Pig's Feet Bobbin'. This event is fun for the entire family. The festival offers frog leg and gator tail dinners along with a variety of other foods. There are midway rides, games, pony rides, over 100 craft exhibits, live entertainment and much more. This four day event usually attracts about 80,000 visitors. Enjoy free admission, free parking, and free entertainment. Festival Hours Thursday & Friday 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Frog Leg & Gator Tail Dinner Hours Thursday & Friday 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Location - Center of the City of Fellsmere

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

8:00pmAt Sixes and Sevens - Ballet

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

Ballet Vero Beach at Sixes and Sevens is meant to showcase our company in just how different three ballets in an evening can be. From the hilarious spoof of ballet mannerisms and neo-classical cool of Peter Anastos's masterful Go For Barocco, to the sublime genius and supreme musicality of the greatest choreographer of the twentieth century: George Balanchine, to a world premiere ballet by artistic director Adam Schnell (set to a never before danced to score by Welsh harpist Catrin Finch), this program will exploit the universal language of dance as only Ballet Vero Beach can!

8:00pmCrazy for You

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

The musical comedy hit featuring the music of George and Ira Gershwin! This tap dancing, dynamic score includes "I Got Rhythm", "Someone To Watch Over Me", Embraceable You", and many more.

8:00pmChris MacDonald's Memories of Elvis Rock'n Birthday Bash

Sunrise Theatre - 117 South Second Street, Fort Pierce FL

CHRIS MACDONALD'S MEMORIES OF ELVIS ROCK'N BIRTHDAY BASH Friday, January 16 at 8pm, Tickets: $40/35/25 Are you still lonesome for the energy, charisma and the incredible voice of the King of Rock-N-Roll? Then join us for Chris MacDonald's Memories of Elvis Rockin Birthday Bash, a dynamic full production tribute that shares the incredible story of "the shy . humble country boy who became the King of Rock--n-Roll" through highlights of several stages of his iconic career: the early years, the movies, the black leather '68 comeback, the white fringe '70 Vegas concerts. Join us for a fun filled night with great songs and memories as we celebrate the life and music of the King of Rock-n-Roll.

8:00pmWhose Wives Are They Anyway?

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

Cosmetic company executives John and David send their wives on a shopping weekend so they can go play golf. At the club they run into the company's new CEO, who informs them no one who goes for a golfing weekend without their wife would ever work for her. Panicked and unable to reach their wives, the men have to produce suitable replacements. John is able to persuade the hotel receptionist, but there is no one to play David's wife... except John! Written by the same playwright who wrote Hotbed Hotel, this comedy is a sure-fire hit!

8:00pmChris MacDonalds's Memories of Elvis

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

CHRIS MACDONALD'S MEMORIES OF ELVIS ROCK'N BIRTHDAY BASH Friday, January 16 at 8pm, Tickets: $40/35/25 Are you still lonesome for the energy, charisma and the incredible voice of the King of Rock-N-Roll? Then join us for Chris MacDonald's Memories of Elvis Rockin Birthday Bash, a dynamic full production tribute that shares the incredible story of "the shy humble country boy who became the King of Rock--n-Roll" through highlights of several stages of his iconic career: the early years, the movies, the black leather '68 comeback, the white fringe '70 Vegas concerts.

Saturday, January 17

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

8:00am - 1:00pmJazz Society Craft Market

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

Every Saturday, the Fort Pierce Jazz & Blues Society hosts a Jazz Market "featuring creative arts & crafts" in Historic Downtown Fort Pierce on the waterfront of the Indian River. Original hand made crafts, stained glass, Highwaymen paintings, hand-painted glassware and much, more are available for purchase. Funds raised support education programs and local scholarships. For more information, please email: TheMarket@jazzsociety.org

8:00am - 2:00pm512 ~ 3rd Saturday Market

United Church of Sebastian - 1251 Sebastian Blvd., Sebastian Fl

Featuring more than 50 vendors, it's a combined flea market, farmers market, and art and craft show. Produce, jewelry, food, and kid's clothing are among the featured items. Also for the kids are a petting zoo and pony rides. Free to public ~ Vendors space available Call Larry Maschhoff for more information: 772.918.4467

8:00am - 2:00pm512 ~ 3rd Saturday Market

United Church of Sebastian - 1251 Sebastian Blvd., Sebastian Fl

Featuring more than 50 vendors, it's a combined flea market, farmers market, and art and craft show. Produce, jewelry, food, and kid's clothing are among the featured items. Also for the kids are a petting zoo and pony rides. Free to public ~ Vendors space available Call Larry Maschhoff for more information: 772.918.4467

10:00amBark in the Park - Dog's Day

Riverside Park - 3001 Riverside Drive, Vero Beach FL

Bark In The Park, your dog's day at Riverside Park, is the perfect outing for you, your family, and your dogs. This fund-raising benefit for the Humane Society of Vero Beach and Indian River County promises to be a fun fest that you and your "best friends" will enjoy sharing. Dog Parade around Riverside Park The Disc-Connected K9's World Famous Frisbee Dogs Sherriff's Dept. K-9 Demonstration Lure Course Canine Agility Food and Beverage Vendors Exhibits and Merchant Sales Kiddie Train Rides Face Painting Balloon Twisting and more!

10:00am - 1:00pmWii Bowling

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

All events at the Senior Activity Center of Sebastian are free

10:00am - 5:00pmNature Connects, A LEGO® Brick Exhibition

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

A collection of large-scale sculptures created entirely from LEGO® brick by artist Sean Kenney representing nature's connection to all living things on display in the garden

10:00am - 5:00pmFine Art and Music Festival

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

Sebastian's beautiful Riverview Park is the setting for the Sebastian Fine Art and Music Festival happening the weekend of January 17, 2015. More than 100 local professional artists and craftsmen along with musicians will be on hand showcasing their talents beside many area restaurants serving the best local food, beer, and wines.

11:00am - 9:00pmFrog Leg Festival

Fellsmere - Downtown Fellsmere, Fellsmere fl

Thousands attend this festive occasion which boasts two Guinness Book of World Records for the most frog legs consumed at a festival and includes specialty events such as Frog Jumping Contests, Hot Legs Contests, and the Red Neck Olympics including Pig's Feet Bobbin'. This event is fun for the entire family. The festival offers frog leg and gator tail dinners along with a variety of other foods. There are midway rides, games, pony rides, over 100 craft exhibits, live entertainment and much more. This four day event usually attracts about 80,000 visitors. Enjoy free admission, free parking, and free entertainment. Festival Hours Thursday & Friday 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Frog Leg & Gator Tail Dinner Hours Thursday & Friday 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Location - Center of the City of Fellsmere

11:15am - 3:00pmJazz at Noon

Vero Beach Yacht Club - 3601 Rio Vista Boulevard, Vero Beach FL 32963

Entertainment provided by: Ed Metz Trio featuring Rossanno Sportiello and Nicki Parrott Jazz At Noon concerts at the Vero Beach Yacht Club will begin at 11:15 am and concerts start at 12:30 pm and run until about 3:00 pm with one intermission. There will be a hot buffet lunch ($14.00) and bar service is also available. Reservations are required for lunch by calling the office at 772-234-4600.

1:00pm - 3:00pmSurf Fishing Workshop

Sebastian Inlet State Park - 9700 S. A1A

Surf Fishing Workshop Surf fishing class designed to introduce anglers to the basics of surf fishing. Discussions center on the equipment needed to enjoy a productive surf fishing day at the beach. Topics include rod and reel selection, standard pompano rig, choosing bait and more. Meet at the Sebastian Fishing Museum and bring a paper and pen.

2:00pmWhose Wives Are They Anyway?

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

Cosmetic company executives John and David send their wives on a shopping weekend so they can go play golf. At the club they run into the company's new CEO, who informs them no one who goes for a golfing weekend without their wife would ever work for her. Panicked and unable to reach their wives, the men have to produce suitable replacements. John is able to persuade the hotel receptionist, but there is no one to play David's wife... except John! Written by the same playwright who wrote Hotbed Hotel, this comedy is a sure-fire hit!

2:00pmCrazy for You

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

The musical comedy hit featuring the music of George and Ira Gershwin! This tap dancing, dynamic score includes "I Got Rhythm", "Someone To Watch Over Me", Embraceable You", and many more.

2:00pmAt Sixes and Sevens - Ballet

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

Ballet Vero Beach at Sixes and Sevens is meant to showcase our company in just how different three ballets in an evening can be. From the hilarious spoof of ballet mannerisms and neo-classical cool of Peter Anastos's masterful Go For Barocco, to the sublime genius and supreme musicality of the greatest choreographer of the twentieth century: George Balanchine, to a world premiere ballet by artistic director Adam Schnell (set to a never before danced to score by Welsh harpist Catrin Finch), this program will exploit the universal language of dance as only Ballet Vero Beach can!

4:00pmGeneral David Petraeus ~ Celebrated Speaker Series

Emerson Center - 1590 27th Avenue, Vero Beach FL

In the most critical days of America's military role in the Middle East, General David Petraeus provided steady, sensible leadership for our combat troops. Two Shows: 4:00 - 6:30 with a VIP reception between shows Call for more information: 772.778.5249.

4:00pmAt Sixes and Sevens - Ballet

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

Ballet Vero Beach at Sixes and Sevens is meant to showcase our company in just how different three ballets in an evening can be. From the hilarious spoof of ballet mannerisms and neo-classical cool of Peter Anastos's masterful Go For Barocco, to the sublime genius and supreme musicality of the greatest choreographer of the twentieth century: George Balanchine, to a world premiere ballet by artistic director Adam Schnell (set to a never before danced to score by Welsh harpist Catrin Finch), this program will exploit the universal language of dance as only Ballet Vero Beach can!

6:00pm - 9:00pmNorth Star Band ~ Rockin' Country Music

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

Now that the champagne is gone and the noise makers are put away are you looking for some more fun? Come out to the Sebastian Elks Lodge where Fred Cook and the North Star Band will be performing rockin' country music for your dancing and listening pleasure. * $8.00 per ticket. * Bring your own snacks but no drinks or coolers because the lounge will be open * Stop by the Sebastian Elks lounge for tickets. (Monday through Friday at 3 pm and Saturday and Sunday at 1 pm) Please call the lodge at 772-589-1516 for further information. Proceeds from this event, just like all of the charity events of the Sebastian Elks Lodge, will go to the many Elk's charities such as the Children's Therapy Services, the Youth Camp in Umatilla, FL, local scholarships and to support several other youth activities.

6:30pmGeneral David Petraeus ~ Celebrated Speaker Series

Emerson Center - 1590 27th Avenue, Vero Beach FL

In the most critical days of America's military role in the Middle East, General David Petraeus provided steady, sensible leadership for our combat troops. Two Shows: 4:00 - 6:30 with a VIP reception between shows Call for more information: 772.778.5249.

7:00pmPopovich Comedy Pet Theater

Sunrise Theatre - 117 South Second Street, Fort Pierce FL

Voted Best Family Show in Vegas! The most beloved family show in the world, featuring an amazing cast of house-cats, dogs, parrots, geese, mice, a miniature horse named Diamond and a German goat duo named Kurt & Helga! Tickets: $35/25 and $20 for kids

8:00pmCrazy for You

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

The musical comedy hit featuring the music of George and Ira Gershwin! This tap dancing, dynamic score includes "I Got Rhythm", "Someone To Watch Over Me", Embraceable You", and many more.

Sunday, January 18

9:00amStudy "Jesus in Exodus" with Bill Proctor

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

Join Bill Proctor for the "Jesus in Exodus" Bible Study for Adults. All are welcome to come! Please call Bill for more information: (772) 231-2221

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 - 4:00pmArt in the Park

Humiston Park - 3000 Ocean Drive, Vero Beach FL 32963

The Vero Beach Art Club has hosted Art in the Park for over 25 years and is considered a mainstay of the beach area. Approximately 2 dozen very talented artists who are all members of the Vero Beach Art Club show and sell their work at these shows along Humiston Park's promenade. It's a great way to walk off Sunday brunch as you stroll along Ocean Drive and enjoy the beachside breezes and beautiful artwork in the Oceanside shopping and dining district. Cost: Free For more information contact: Debbie Maxwell 914-263-9518

10:00am - 4:00pmArt in the Park

Humiston Park - 3000 Ocean Drive, Vero Beach FL 32963

The Vero Beach Art Club has hosted Art in the Park for over 25 years and is considered a mainstay of the beach area. Approximately 2 dozen very talented artists who are all members of the Vero Beach Art Club show and sell their work at these shows along Humiston Park's promenade. It's a great way to walk off Sunday brunch as you stroll along Ocean Drive and enjoy the beachside breezes and beautiful artwork in the Oceanside shopping and dining district. Cost: Free For more information contact: Debbie Maxwell 914-263-9518

10:00am - 4:00pmArt in the Park

Humiston Park - 3000 Ocean Drive, Vero Beach FL 32963

The Vero Beach Art Club has hosted Art in the Park for over 25 years and is considered a mainstay of the beach area. Approximately 2 dozen very talented artists who are all members of the Vero Beach Art Club show and sell their work at these shows along Humiston Park's promenade. It's a great way to walk off Sunday brunch as you stroll along Ocean Drive and enjoy the beachside breezes and beautiful artwork in the Oceanside shopping and dining district. Cost: Free For more information contact: Debbie Maxwell 914-263-9518

10:00am - 5:00pmFine Art and Music Festival

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

Sebastian's beautiful Riverview Park is the setting for the Sebastian Fine Art and Music Festival happening the weekend of January 17, 2015. More than 100 local professional artists and craftsmen along with musicians will be on hand showcasing their talents beside many area restaurants serving the best local food, beer, and wines.

11:00am - 6:00pmFrog Leg Festival

Fellsmere - Downtown Fellsmere, Fellsmere fl

Thousands attend this festive occasion which boasts two Guinness Book of World Records for the most frog legs consumed at a festival and includes specialty events such as Frog Jumping Contests, Hot Legs Contests, and the Red Neck Olympics including Pig's Feet Bobbin'. This event is fun for the entire family. The festival offers frog leg and gator tail dinners along with a variety of other foods. There are midway rides, games, pony rides, over 100 craft exhibits, live entertainment and much more. This four day event usually attracts about 80,000 visitors. Enjoy free admission, free parking, and free entertainment. Festival Hours Thursday & Friday 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Frog Leg & Gator Tail Dinner Hours Thursday & Friday 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Location - Center of the City of Fellsmere

2:00pmWhose Wives Are They Anyway?

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

Cosmetic company executives John and David send their wives on a shopping weekend so they can go play golf. At the club they run into the company's new CEO, who informs them no one who goes for a golfing weekend without their wife would ever work for her. Panicked and unable to reach their wives, the men have to produce suitable replacements. John is able to persuade the hotel receptionist, but there is no one to play David's wife... except John! Written by the same playwright who wrote Hotbed Hotel, this comedy is a sure-fire hit!

2:00pmCrazy for You

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

The musical comedy hit featuring the music of George and Ira Gershwin! This tap dancing, dynamic score includes "I Got Rhythm", "Someone To Watch Over Me", Embraceable You", and many more.

2:00pmConcert/TEA with Rebecca Hall & Ken Anderson

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

Prepare for a treat to welcome the New Year on Sunday, January 18, 2015. Hungrytown is the dynamic duo of singers & multi-instrumentalists Rebecca Hall & Ken Anderson. Modern representatives of folk music from the 60s, they create new, original, simple masterpieces. Hall & Anderson's tranquil melodies & beguiling delivery charm from the get-go. The duo display confidence, creativity & originality through pure acoustic Americana folk songs leading to success for their recent albums.

2:00pmConcert - Tea

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

Prepare for a treat to welcome the New Year. Hungrytown is the dynamic duo of singers & multi-instrumentalists Rebecca Hall & Ken Anderson. Modern representatives of folk music from the 60s, they create new, original, simple masterpieces. Hall & Anderson's tranquil melodies & beguiling delivery charm from the get-go. A blend of the old & new, the two make music magical, sounding traditional, yet modern. Don't miss this outstanding performance at 2pm MAIN Library. Location: 1600 21st Street, Vero Beach 772-770-5060x4121.

3:00pmCoamber Seriex - Atlantic Classical Orchestra

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

Chamber Series violaFrench Revelations for Flute, Viola and Harp ANDRE JOLIVET, Petite Suite (1941) MARCEL GRANDJANY, Aria in the Classic Style for Solo Harp JEAN-MICHEL DAMASSE, Trio (1997) CLAUDE DEBUSSY, Syrinx for Solo Flute CLAUDE DEBUSSY, Sonata for Flute, Viola, and Harp Includes a post-concert wine & cheese reception.

3:00pmFrench Music for Flute, Viola, and Harp ~ Atlantic Classical Orchestra

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

French Music for Flute, Viola, and Harp André Jolivet, Petite Suite (1941) Marcel Grandjany, Aria in the Classic Style for solo harp Jean-Michel Damase, Trio (1997) Claude Debussy, Syrinx for solo flute Claude Debussy, Sonata for flute, viola and harp The Atlantic Classical Orchestra Chamber Players opens the series with Jolivet's Petite Suite, a warm and intimate piece interweaving sound and exquisite harmonies. For more inorformation call: (772) 231-0707

4:00pmOpera Singer, Mark Thomsen

Our Savior Lutheran Church - 1850 6th Ave , Vero Beach FL 32960

Our Savior will host international Opera Singer, Mark Thomsen singing arias and art songs from around the world. Mark Thomsen is appearing courtesy of Florida Southern College, Lakeland, FL, where he is Visiting Professor of Music and Artist in Residence. Tenor Mark Thomsen in Concert and Pianist James Caraher "Songs of Nobility" - Arias and Arts Songs of the World FREE CONCERT - Free Will Offering www.OurSaviorELCA.com - 772-567-2253 Contact: Ryan K Hostler, Minister of Music, Music@oursaviorelca.com

4:30pmTheatre-Go-Round Dinner Theatre

Quilted Giraffe - 500 U.S. 1, Vero Beach FL 32962

"Raise a Ruckus Tonight, an Evening at the Country Jamboree" is a fun-filled hand clapping hoedown of harmony . Performances will continue on Sundays January 4 through February 22. (There will be no performance Super Bowl Sunday, February 1.) The evening begins with a twilight 4:30 p.m. dinner followed by 6 p.m. show Theatre-Go-Round Dinner Theatre, located within the Quilted Giraffe Restaurant, 500 U.S. 1 in Vero Beach. Reservations are currently being accepted for all performances and can be made with Visa, MasterCard or Discover by phoning the theatre box office at 772-252-9341. Visit Theatre-Go-Round at theatregorounddinnertheatre.com.

Monday, January 19

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

10:30am - 11:15amArtful Storytime at the Vero Beach Museum of Art

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

Best for ages 2-5 years. FREE Drop-in program. Join us for a special children's illustrated book reading. No registration required.

10:30am - 12:00pmBridge Lessons

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

All events at the Senior Activity Center of Sebastian are free

10:30am - 12:30pmMahjongg Lessons

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

All events at the Senior Activity Center of Sebastian are free

12:30pm - 3:30pmMahjongg Games

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

All events at the Senior Activity Center of Sebastian are free

1:00pm - 2:30pmArtful Storytellers - For Adults

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

Adult-Storytellers wanted! New group forming on Mondays at 1pm Main Library. Come share fond memories, precious moments, funny situations or just tall tales. On-going, weekly get-together encourages socialization, public speaking, meeting new people, cozy gathering of friends. More info: Marla at 770-5060 x 4121.

5:30pmCircus

Indian River County Fairgrounds - 7955 58th Ave , Vero Beach FL 32967

Circus featuring clowns, acrobats, aerialists and animals. TWO SHOWS: ONE AT 5:30 PM AND ONE AT 7:30 PM $15 per adult, each paid adult can bring 2 kids under the age of 14 for FREE

5:30pmYoganights Class

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

Yoga classes on Monday nites at 5:30pm. Instructor, Linda, 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

6:00pmSupper Club with Sutton Foster

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

Supper Club with SUTTON FOSTER January 19, 2015 @ 6:00pm

9:30pmCircus

Indian River County Fairgrounds - 7955 58th Ave , Vero Beach FL 32967

Circus featuring clowns, acrobats, aerialists and animals. TWO SHOWS: ONE AT 5:30 PM AND ONE AT 7:30 PM $15 per adult, each paid adult can bring 2 kids under the age of 14 for FREE

Tuesday, January 20

8:00am - 3:30pmSt. Edward's School WALKABOUT

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

Spend a day with us and explore the educational options for your child. Location: All Campus Call for more information: (772) 492-2367.

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.

10:00am - 11:30amTai Chi

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

All events take place at the Senior Activity Center of Sebastian and are offered at no cost.

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

12:30pm - 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

12:30pm - 4:00pm4-Deck Canasta

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

All events take place at the Senior Activity Center of Sebastian and are offered at no cost.

1:00pm - 2:00pmBreath 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: Linda. 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.

3:00pmSteve McCulloch And "Dolphin Tale"

Regency Park - 910 Regency Square, Vero Beach FL 32967

Steve McCulloch And "Dolphin Tale" "Dolphin Tale" movies's Steve McCulloch of Vero Beach will be speaking about his dolphin rescue experiences. Cost: Free and open to the public For more information: 772-770-1228

3:00pm - 5:00pmQuilt Group Gathering

First Presbyterian Church - 520 Royal Palm Boulevard, Vero Beach FL

Quilt Group Date: every Wednesday (except holidays) Time: 3-5 pm Place: First Presbyterian Church, 520 Royal Palm Blvd., Vero Cost: n/a Quilting for beginners-experienced, traditional-modern open to all. Bring a project, show and tell and a friend

3:30pmGroup 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. 4:30 p.m. meet at Jaycee Park overflow parking lot, 4248 Ocean Dr, Vero Beach.

4:00pmMaitland Farm Preschool Open House - Tour School Campus

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

Families are invited to tour our campus to learn what makes Maitland So Special! Visit the animals and explore the nature areas, as ell as other features which set us apart from other schools. CHILDREN ARE WELCOME! Registration for 2015-2016 will open on Saturday, February 7, 2015. Please RSVP 772-567-1713 Cost:Free Contact person and phone #:Sherri Maddox 772.567.1713

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.

5:30pm - 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

6:00pm20th King of the Hill Tennis Tournament

Moorings Club - 100 Harbour Drive, Vero Beach FL 32963

20th King of the Hill event. The event starts with the first round of the open division (all 16 players divided in four groups) on Tuesday January 13th at 6:00 p.m. at The Moorings Club.

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, January 21

8:00am - 10:00amFree Wildlife Tour

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

Join refuge staff as w e take you on a journey through Pelican Island National Wildlife Reserve. If you like being outdoors and enjoy nature...then this is right up your alley. The Wildlife reserve has over 5,400 acres of nature trails and butterfly gardens. Binoculars, field guides and spotting scopes are all provided. Must call for reservations! Offered every Wednesday from November through March excluding weeks of Thanksgiving, Christmas & New Year's. Call for reservations and/or more information: 772-581-5557 Ext 2

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.

12:30pm - 1:30pmBeyond Balance

Brackett Library - 6155 College Lane, Vero Beach FL 32966

*New class!! Wednesdays at 12:30pm. Beyond Balance was created for those seeking improved fitness, focus, toning, training, better balance, stronger stamina and weights workout. Instructor: Teresa will help tune-up bodies to attain optimum health using weights & bands. Highlights: Toning, Range-of-Motion, Balance, Strength-Training. On-going classes require no registration. Donations requested. For more information call: 770-5060 x 4121.

12:30pm - 4:30pmCribbage, Euchre, Pinochle, Rummikub

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

All events take place at the Senior Activity Center of Sebastian and are offered at no cost.

1:00pm - 3:00pmRanger Guided Kayak Tour

Sebastian Inlet State Park - 9700 S. A1A

RANGER GUIDED KAYAK TOURS OFFERED AT SEBASTIAN INLET STATE PARK Enjoy paddling a kayak on a park ranger guided tour of the Indian River Lagoon. Participants can bring their own kayak or reserve one from the Inlet Marina for a rental fee of $20.00/2-hours, for a single or double watercraft, life jacket(s) and paddles included. Personal watercraft pay a launch fee of $3.00. Meet at the Inlet Marina located 1 mile north of Sebastian Inlet, turn west at large brown state park marina sign, follow dirt road to Inlet Marina. This program is weather dependent. Please call the Inlet Marina 321-724-5424 for reservations, rentals and program status.

2:00pmCrazy for You

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

The musical comedy hit featuring the music of George and Ira Gershwin! This tap dancing, dynamic score includes "I Got Rhythm", "Someone To Watch Over Me", Embraceable You", and many more.

3:00pm - 5:00pmQuilt Group

First Presbyterian Church - 520 Royal Palm Boulevard, Vero Beach FL

Quilt Group First Presbyterian Church 520 Royal Palm Blvd Vero Every Wednesday 3-5 pm, Adult Ed room Annual $15 Www.quiltbeach.com Small group of traditional and modern quilters. Bring a project and show and tell or we can help you get started. Open to beginners.

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

5:30pmAerobic-Style Dance class

Brackett Library - 6155 College Lane, Vero Beach FL 32966

Aerobic-Style Dance class! Get your groove on Wednesday nites at 5:30pm at Brackett Library. Music + Movement = Positive People with healthy hearts. Rock out to non-stop music from Oldies to Rock N Roll. Excellent cardio exercise for improved Flexibility, Mood, Circulation & Stress Relief. Promotes Total Body Health. Designed for beginners, all levels welcome. Wear comfortable clothing. Donations suggested, no registration required. Brackett Library locale: 6155 College Lane IRSC-Mueller Campus. Information: contact Marla at 770-5060 x 4121.

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

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

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.

7:00pmWhose Wives Are They Anyway?

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

Cosmetic company executives John and David send their wives on a shopping weekend so they can go play golf. At the club they run into the company's new CEO, who informs them no one who goes for a golfing weekend without their wife would ever work for her. Panicked and unable to reach their wives, the men have to produce suitable replacements. John is able to persuade the hotel receptionist, but there is no one to play David's wife... except John! Written by the same playwright who wrote Hotbed Hotel, this comedy is a sure-fire hit!

7:00pm"Sailing Across the Atlantic Ocean" by Al Grover

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

The Sebastian Area Historical Society will be presenting "Sailing Across the Atlantic Ocean" by Al Grover, Guinness World Record Holder, on Wednesday, January 21st., 2015 at 7:00 p.m. Al is the first to successfully cross the North Atlantic Ocean in a 26 foot outboard powered boat. This presentation will be held at the North Indian River County Library at 1001 Sebastian Blvd. (CR 512) at Roseland Road in Sebastian and is open to the public. Admission is free and refreshments will be served. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Come join us as we hear from Al about crossing the North Atlantic in a 26 foot Groverbuilt boat.

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

7:30pmCrazy for You

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

The musical comedy hit featuring the music of George and Ira Gershwin! This tap dancing, dynamic score includes "I Got Rhythm", "Someone To Watch Over Me", Embraceable You", and many more.