NEW EXHIBITS AT THE VERO BEACH MUSEUM OF ART
Take a day to enjoy two exhibits at the Vero Beach Museum of Art. Watershed: Contemporary Landscape Photography, explores the increasingly fraught relationship between humankind and the environment, giving photographic aid to a concern that has reached global significance in recent years. Displaying works that evidence the undeniable impact on the earth, these photographers reveal the landscape as an activated space—one that is imprinted by mankind and marked by social performance.
Dan Gunderson: A View From Above features pieces composed of digital prints on a special metallic substrate. An avid collector of art and cultural artifacts, he was fascinated by the colorful figures of super-heroes and other characters that his kids played with and then cast aside. Gunderson developed complex mandala-like arrangements of the colorful figures. Seasonal rates admission: Adults $ 6 and Seniors $5.
THURSDAY, JUNE 29
The Vero Beach Museum of Art presents Afternoon at the Museum on Thursday, June 29 from 2 to 3:30 pm. In partnership with the Alzheimer and Parkinson Association of Indian River County, this weekly program combines a docent-led exhibition tour and a related studio art activity for individuals living with various forms of dementia and their care partners. Free.
FRIDAY JUNE 30
DOWNTOWN FRIDAY 6 TO 9 PM
FRIDAY & SATURDAY, JUNE 30 & JULY 1
AT RIVERSIDE THEATRE
Comedy Zone Experience-Summer Nights: Shows at 7:30 and 9:30 pm with comedians, The Tennessee Tramp and Amy Dingler. Come Hungry! Enjoy fire-grilled sandwiches and cold cocktails!
Live in the Loop: Free Outdoor Concerts beginning at 6 pm with Big Cocque Trio (Classic & Variety Rock) on Friday and The Copper Tones (Soulgrass) on Saturday.
iRascals JR.: The Rascals covers one of the most popular musical groups of all time, The Beatles. From “Hey Jude,” “Yesterday,” and “Twist and Shout,” to “Penny Lane,” “Here Comes The Sun,” and many more, iRascals Jr. brings back the sound of The Fab Four. June 30 @ 1:30pm & 5:30pm Tickets: $10 Visit RiversideTheatre.com.
The JM Stringer Gallery of Fine Art, 3465 Ocean Drive in Vero Beach, will host a Summer Soirée featuring inspired work from the artists, both new arrivals and the past season’s finest pieces on Friday, June 30 from 4:00 – 8 pm .and Saturday, July 1 from 11 am to 5 pm.
SATURDAY JULY 1
SUMMER FUN AT ELC
Saturday, July 1 is Free Admission Day at the Environmental Learning Center. Book a trip on Pelican Island Pontoon Boat with an on-board naturalist that cruises from 9:30 to 11:30 am for $30 per adult, $12 per child. Call 772-589-5050 Ext 114 to reserve your space.
The Vero Heritage Center is having an Apple Pie Contest on July 1 at 5 pm, after the Up Against Poverty Burgers and Brews. Please bring your pies to the Heritage Center by 4pm for judging at 5pm by 3 local judges: Joe Idlette III, Maria Sparis, and Cindy Zalensky (pastry chef to Arnold Palmer). Winner receives a ribbon and we get to sell the slices…A WIN WIN! This event is a partnership with Burgers and Brews the fundraiser for United Against Poverty of IRC. For more information on the contest call 772-770-2263.
SATURDAY & SUNDAY, JULY 1 & 2
H.A.L.O No Kill Animal Shelter is holding an “Adoptathon” on Saturday & Sunday, July 1 and 2 at the Cat Adoption Center located in the Indian River Mall. There will be reduced fees for adopting a cat and a “Two-Furr” with special rates for two cats. Petco has partnered with H.A.L.O. and will be providing adopters with a coupon book for additional savings in their stores! There are also some cats with fully sponsored adoption fees, so there is no cost to adopt.
SUNDAY, JULY 2
The First Sunday of every month is Family Day at the AE Bean Backus Museum, 500 North Indian River Drive in Fort Pierce. Enjoy Free admission & Activities for Children. Summer Hours are Saturdays, 10 am to 4 pm and Sundays, Noon to 4 pm. Make sure to check out the new murals by local artists on the mural plaza surrounding the museum and pick up a unique gift in the Museum’s Gift Shop.
Main Street Fort Pierce and Sunrise Theatre present A Salute to America – Air National Guard Band of the South on Sunday, July 2 at 3 pm, Free Tickets (4 per person) must be picked up from the Box Office.
The Center for Spiritual Care, 1550 24th Street in Vero Beach is hosting a Conscious Contact Retreat with Sister Cathy Cahill on Saturday, July 8 from 9:30 am to 3 pm. this is a retreat day for people in 12 Step Programs. This retreat will explore some of the ways to know the will of God in our daily lives. There will be time for quiet reflection and discussion. Come and enjoy the company of other people who are interested in improving their conscious contact with God. A $45.00 donation includes lunch, snacks and beverages. Because space is limited, registration deadline is July 3. Register online with Paypal at www.centerforspiritualcare.org or call 772-567-1233.
GoodTime Getaways is planning Stetson Legacy Mansion Tour on Thursday, July 13. Learn a bit of Florida history, see a work of art and enjoy free wine or craft beer. Hop aboard a comfortable Magic Carpet Ride motor coach for a safe and comfortable ride to DeLand. $73 per person Reservation deadline is Monday, July 3. Call Goodtime Getaways at 888-569-6068 or register at GoodTimeGetaways.com.