Cultural Calendar



Summer is the perfect time for beginning and intermediate students to take an evening art class in the Vero Beach Museum of Art’s Museum Art School. The summer term begins the week of June 5. Register in-person at the Museum during business hours or visit the Museum’s website to register. Summer class offerings include Photography 101 (beginners); Yoga at the Museum (all levels); You Can Draw (beginners/intermediate); Drawing in Everyday Life (beginners/intermediate); The Joy of Watercolor (beginners); Oil and Acrylic Abstract Painting (beginners/intermediate); Studio Painting (intermediate/advanced); Acrylic Painting-The Basics and More (beginners/intermediate); Terracotta Masks-Beyond the Clay (beginners); and Summer Clay Studio (all levels). For further information about classes or registration, please call Ellyn Giordano, Museum Art School Registrar at (772) 231-0707, ext. 116.


Sign-up for summer art camp at the Vero Beach Museum of Art. Young artists will get to develop their creative side through engaging in many different art mediums such as paint, mixed media, photography, clay. Ages 4-16 yrs. Visit for details. Scholarships are available. Camps run from June 5 to July 28 with choices of morning or afternoon classes.

The City of Vero Beach Recreation Department will sponsor full day camps during summer break. Camps offer opportunities for youth ages 6 -12 (must have completed kindergarten and be 6 years old before June 5th – no exceptions) to make new friends and spend their school breaks participating in recreational and educational programs. Weekly activities for both camps include swimming, movies, arts & crafts, bowling, skating, and much more! Sports campers will play volleyball, tennis, kickball, football, soccer and basketball. Aerial Antics campers will receive instruction in gymnastics, dance, circus aerial (trapeze, rings, hoop, etc), tumbling and circus arts. Lunch and afternoon snack is provided for the 9 weeks of Aerial Antics and Sports/Aquatics Camp. Concessions will be sold during all camps. Camp dates: June 5th – August 4th (9 weeks); 7:30am – 5:30pm with activities from 9am – 4pm.

Aerial Antics Campers will perform in the 43rd Annual Aerial Antics Youth Circus themed “Fire and Ice” on August 3, 4 or 5 at Saint Edward’s School! Call 770-6500 or stop by Leisure Square, 3705 16th Street in Vero Beach.

Making God Laugh through May 21 at the Vero Beach Theatre Guild. Visit






Artists Guild Gallery: May Invitational

Center for Spiritual Care: Marcy Von Kohorn

Flametree Clay Gallery: Heidi Hill

Foyer Gallery @ Emerson Center: Lyle Michos

Gallery 14: Artful Animals

JM Stringer Gallery: John Phillip Osborne, Jim McVicker & George Van Hook

Main Street Vero Beach: Shannon Riley

Vero Beach Museum of Art: Deborah Butterfield, Larry Kagan



It’s not too late to make your reservations for a gala event at Riverside Theatre when the Cultural Council of Indian River County will be celebrating 20 years of all the Laurel Award winners on Thursday, May 18 at 6 p.m. Guests will enjoy a lovely catered reception by Chelseas while they browse through the lobby’s multi-media art displays courtesy of Cultural Council member galleries and will include Artists Guild Gallery, Gallery 14, Tiger Lily Studio, JM Stringer and Main Street Galleries, Also, Working Art Studio, Florida Highwaymen Landscape Art and Torsades with a Twist and Flametree Clay Gallery. The Stark Stage will feature performing artists, courtesy of Cultural Council member organizations and directed by Mark Wygonik. Entertainment will include piano solos, song and dance numbers as well as readings, opera and children’s performances. Jazz, Blues and other orchestra delights will enchant the audience. Master of Ceremonies, Jon Shainman, Anchor/Multi-Media Journalist for WPTV News Channel 5, will intersperse all the entertainment with the introduction of previous award winners, in addition to produced videos with local community supporters of the arts. Following the performances, a full display of desserts and a complimentary champagne toast will be held in the lobby. For tickets ($75) call 772-770-4857 or purchase online at

Join Nancy Johnson, the Laughing Lady, at the North Indian River County Library at 10:30 am on Thursday, May 18. “Laugh for the Health of It” will get your day off to a positive start!



Comedy Zone: Shows at 7:30 and 9:30 pm with comedians Mark Klein and Cam Bertrand.

Live in the Loop: Free Outdoor Concerts beginning at 6 pm with The Beatle Guys on Friday and Rocket City on Saturday.


Friday, May 19, at the Vero Beach Heritage Center, “Cool Runnings” will be the featured movie. The free movie will be shown indoors and start at 6:30 pm. Vero Heritage Center is located at 2041 14th Ave in the historic downtown area. Call 772-770-2263 for more information.


Family Fun Night will be held at the Indian River Mall on Friday, May 19 from 6 to 8 pm. There will be rock painting, face painting and a rock & roll DJ dance party (from 6 to 7 pm).


At 4:00 pm, Sunday, May 21st, the Imani Children’s Choir will present a concert at First Presbyterian Church. Members of the international touring group from Uganda go through two years of training prior to performing, and their energy and enthusiasm make every performance memorable. Proceeds from a free-will offering directly benefit the choir. First Presbyterian Church is located at 520 Royal Palm Boulevard. For further information call 772/562-9088.

The Treasure Coast Chorale has assembled a multitude of songs about oceans and rivers into one exciting concert, “Wade in the Water” to be held Sunday, May 21 at 7 p.m. at the First Baptist Church. From the classic “Shenandoah” as arranged for the Morman Tabernacle Choir to music from Disney’s movie “The Little Mermaid”, this performance is alive with waves and ripples and those that live on them and under them. American folk songs include “The Erie Canal” and “The Water is Wide” with several added gospel selections. The talented special guests who have been invited for this evening include guitarist Dave Mundy and drummer Richie Mola, and “The Dolls” oldies trio. Accompaniment will be provided by Judy Carter and Brady Johnson. Doors will open for seating at 6 p.m. for the 7 p.m. performance. Suggested donation of $10 per person

The Indian River Charter High School’s End of the Year Dance Show will be held on Sunday, May 21 at 7:30 pm in the Vero Beach High School Performing Arts Center. For tickets visit

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