Cultural Calendar


Vero Classical Ballet is holding “Princess Ballet Camp” for ages 4 to 8 from 9:30 am to Noon on weekdays beginning Monday, July 10 and ending Friday, July 21 at Leisure Square, 3705 16 Street in Vero Beach.   Princess Ballet Camp is a fun, enriching, and educational summer activity that focuses on a ballet and story of the day. Join Mrs. Amy, Mrs. Margaret, Mrs. Marilyn and guest teacher Mrs. Yvonne Miller for a week (or two!) of delight and excitement. Daily activities will include: Ballet Class, Arts and Crafts, Music Class, Snack, Story of a Famous Ballet and  Dress-up Time/Tea Party.  Participants will also put on a live performance at 11:30 am for parents on Friday, the last day of camp.  There will also be surprise visits from a Princess and Ballerina Guest!  For details, visit


The Humane Society of Vero Beach and Indian River County  is presenting a series of exciting summer children’s programs during June and July. Designed for animal lovers, The half-day courses include the popular “Veterinary Basics,” dog care and training, cat care, animal photography and pet first aid and CPR. Three classes are available to students ages 12+ Veterinary Basics on July 17, Dog Care and Training on July 18 and Pet First Aid and CPR on July 19.  Children who enjoy shows like Animal Cops will enjoy the shelter’s Junior Humane Officer program. Attendees can practice fundamental pet care, become familiar with some of our community’s basic animal laws and see how our Director of Animal Protection helps animals using specialized equipment. Most importantly, children will learn what they can do if they suspect an animal isn’t being cared for properly. Each child receives a certificate of accomplishment and special embossed tag certifying he or she is Junior Humane Officer graduate.  Programs run from 9:00 a.m.-noon and will be offered June 19-23, repeating again on June 26-June 30 and July 10-14. Children’s Pet First Aid and CPR will be offered only once on Wednesday, July 19. Programs cost $30-$35 per day and include all instruction, materials, snack and either a craft or take-home keepsake related to animals. For more information, visit the shelter’s online calendar at or call the Education Department at (772) 571-6418. 



Howl at the Moon Experience-Summer Nights: Shows at 7:30 and 9:30 pm with musicians Ken Gustafson and Randy Keith.  Come Hungry! Enjoy fire-grilled sandwiches and cold cocktails!

Live in the Loop: Free Outdoor Concerts beginning at 6 pm with  bobby Owen Band (Variety, Classic Rock) on Friday and Bobby & The Blisters (Rock, Jazz Party Band) on Saturday. 

Riverside Childrens Theatre: Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka Kids.  June 23 and 24 with 1:30 pm, 5:30 pm, and 7:30 pm performances.  Arrive 1 hour prior to evening shows and stay 1 hour after matinee shows to enjoy KIDSPOT!  Games, Crafts, Activities, Food and Snacks, Character Meet and Greets, and Prizes.  Visit for more information.


The Vero Beach High School Drama Camp students will be performing Honk!, a musical based on the story of the Ugly Duckling.  Performance weekend  is June 23 & 24 at 7 pm and June 25 at 2 pm.  Tickets are $8.00 and are available by calling box office at 772-564- 5537, or online at



The Space Coast Symphony Wind Orchestra will perform a free concert, America the Beautiful, on Saturday, June 24 at 2 pm at the Emerson Center.  Aaron T. Collins directs the wind orchestra with music by Reed, Grainger, Williams, Greenwood, and marches from “The March King,” John Philip Sousa.  The women of the Space Coast Symphony Chorus will perform several works with the ensemble, including “God Bless the USA” and “Battle Hymn of the Republic.”  Among the many rousing patriotic numbers will be a salute to the men and women of the United States Armed Forces.  Reserve a free ticket at

McKee Botanical Garden is hosting a workshop on Saturday, June 24, Cooking with Kim Coveny from 1 to 2:30 pm.  Join Chef  Kim Coveny for a cooking demonstration and tasting of her famous seafood dishes created with an Italian flare. Participants will enjoy samplings of featured dishes.  Cost: $40 Members/$45 Non-members.  Call 772-794-0601 to register.



Theatre-Go-Round Dinner Theatre returns to the Quilted Giraffe on Sunday, June 25 for “Forever in Blue Jeans,” a tribute to the music of Neil Diamond with doors opening at 4:30 pm for the 6 pm performance.  Enjoy a gourmet dinner along with the show for $55 per person.  Call the box office at 772-252-9341 for reservations or visit



The Pelican Island Preservation Society’s General Meeting will be held on Monday, June 26 from 7 to 8:30 pm at the North Indian River County Library.  Indian River County Historian Ruth Stanbridge with be the guest at the meeting and will give an overview of the history of Jungle Trail and an update on the efforts of some local citizens to close the Trail to traffic.  Free.  For more information, visit or call 772-202-0697.

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