Cultural Calendar


weekend-vbma-art-school-painting-dawn-mill-1The Vero Beach Museum of Art his holding registration for its Spring art classes with sessions beginning the week of March 20.  Professional instructors are on-hand to address the needs of both beginners, intermediate and advanced students, with opportunities to explore watercolor, oils, acrylics, drawing, photography, art history, beading, ceramics, and more.  For a full list of available classes, visit online.

Create at Studio MA, 835 17th Street in Vero Beach is offering Spring Break Classes for children from 9 am to Noon for the weeks of March 6 through 10 and March 20 through 24.  The cost is $35 each day.  Call 772-538-1989.



weekend-new_the_weight_wsMusic Works, Inc. presents Live! From Vero Beach with The Weight, former members of The Band performing their hits such as “Up On Cripple Creek”, “Rag Mama Rag”, “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down” and so many others on  Thursday, March 2 at 7 pm at the Emerson Center.  For tickets to these concerts, call the Cultural Council of Indian River County at 772-770-4857 or visit


weekend-csc-miller_green-apples_edited-1Artist Janvier Miller is exhibiting “Painted Mornings” at the Center for Spiritual Care, 1550 24 Street in downtown Vero Beach through the end of March.   Join Jan on Friday, March 3 for an opening reception from 5:30 to 7:30 pm.

Atlantic Bluegrass Band will perform traditional Bluegrass music at the Library Coffee House Friday, March 3, from 7 to 9 pm at the North Indian River County Library in Sebastian.   Admission is free but donations are gratefully accepted.  Call (772) 589-1355 for more information.

The Sebastian River Art Club, 1245 Main Street in Sebastian is exhibiting artists’ work who received awards at the recent Art by the River annual juried show.  Gallery hours are Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 11 am to 3 pm.

weekend-springfieldThe Sunrise Theatre presents Rick Springfield on Friday, March 3 at 8 pm, Tickets: $75/$65.  Visit

weekend-tiger-lilyimg_09671weekend-msvbbutterfly-world-40x30-in-720x982The First Friday Gallery Stroll will be held on Friday, March 3 from 5 to 8 pm  on and around 14th Avenue in Vero Beach.  Here’s a preview of the Gallery exhibits:  The Other Half Gallery features new works by gallery artists.  Tiger Lily Gallery & Studios  presents “Express Yourself” by gallery partners with a portion of the sales to be donated to Vero Beach Rowing’s Capital Fund for the future Community Rowing Center located in MacWilliam Park. Gallery 14 presents Soulful Statements: Mixed Media by Carol Staub  and Acrylic paintings by Cheri Cruden. The Artists Guild Gallery presents guest artist, I. Joseph.  Main Street Vero Beach presents guest artist, Yorka Ralwins.  Flametree Gallery is exhibiting its “Sexpot” show featuring erotic and risqué artwork rendered in clay by a variety of artists.





Carol Staub (Gallery 14)

Cheri Cruden (Gallery 14)

I. Joseph (AGG)

Sexpots Logo for Flametree

Butterflies, Yorka Ralwins



On Saturday, March 4 from 10 am to 4 pm,  visit the Village Marketplace at Rosewood Artisan Boutiques, 1443 19th Place in Vero Beach.  Visit vendors offering food & drink, paintings, jewelry, pottery, vintage items and more.

The Laura Riding Jackson Foundaion presents author Suzanne Fox who will conduct a workshop on Saturday, March 4 at 9:30 am titled “Effortless Memoir” at the Indian River Shores Community Center, 6001 A-1-A.  Ms. Fox will help attendees move forward with a memoir or family history. Learn the keys to planning, shaping, writing, revising and how to conquer doubts and blocks.  $45 per person. Sign up at

Indian River Habitat for Humanity is holding its annual fundraiser, 12th Annual Habitat Hoedown on Saturday, March 4 from Time:  6 – 10 pm at the Sun Aviation Hangar, 3350 Cherokee Drive in Vero Beach.  The event will feature a full buffet meal, complimentary cocktail and cash bar; games; live music for dancing; Silent Auction; and more.  Tickets are $95 and may be purchased online at

weekend-thThe Vero Beach Elks Lodge, 1350 26th Street, is holding its annual St. Patrick’s Dinner/Dance on Saturday, March 4.  Cocktails at 5:30 with traditional Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner with all trimmings at 6:30.  Entertainment  from 7-10 pm by Michael Funge, Irish Tenor from County Wexford..  Reservations  are $20 – no tickets sold at door.  Table reservations available with purchase of 8 tickets.  Call  772-562-8450.



The A.E. Backus Gallery & Museum is holding a Painting Raffle and “All You Should Eat Brunch” on Sunday, March 5 from 9:30 a.m. to Noon.  Brunch tickets are $20.00 in advance (Tickets are $25.00 at the door, Children under 12 are $10.00) Raffle tickets to win the painting are $20 each or 3 for $50.  Visit

weekend-elc_plein-air-paintingDiscover your wild side at the Environmental Learning Center’s annual EcoFest on Sunday, March 5 from 11 am to 4 pm.  This free-admission family event features hands-on exhibits, crafts and other activities.  Music will be offered by the River Rats as well as the Vero Beach Pipes and Drums. The complete day’s schedule can be found online at



The American Association of University Women’s Book Review Breakfast will be held on Monday, March 6 at the Richardson Center on the IRSC Campus at 9:30 am.  Rev. Casey Baggott of Community Church will review “When Breath Becomes Air” by Paul Kalanithi. 


Mark:  We are really trying to promote Boiil & Brew – anything extra you can do is appreciated:


weekend-boil-and-brew-final-2The Cultural Council of Indian River County’s Leadership Team is hosting a benefit for the Vero Beach Cultural Arts Village on Thursday,  March 9th from 5:30 to 8:30 pm at the Walking Tree Brewery, 3209 Dodger Road in Vero Beach.  Enjoy a Low Country Boil prepared by Chris Bireley of Osceola Bistro, tasty microbrews, and live music by Terry Dobson.  View over two dozen “mini-murals” created by both students and professional artists.  Tickets are $35 per person and may be purchased by visiting or by calling the Cultural Council at 772-770-4857.


weekend-new-the-long-runMusic Works, Inc. presents Live! From Vero Beach with The Long Run, playing the songs of the Eagles, will perform on Friday, March 10 at the Emerson Center.  For tickets to these concerts, call the Cultural Council of Indian River County at 772-770-4857 or visit


Join the Humane Society of Vero Beach and Indian River County on Tuesday, March 14 for its annual Cause for Paws gala at 6 pm in the elegant Oak Harbor Club House, 4755 South Harbor Drive in Vero Beach. The evening will include amazing cocktails and a sumptuous gourmet dinner by Chef Dean Evans. Guests will have the opportunity to bid on vacations to sensational destinations, stunning jewelry and a wide variety of gift certificates during the exciting live and silent auctions. The deadline to RSVP for Cause for Paws is March 6. For more information or to RSVP call Jennifer Downes at (772) 388-3826.

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