VERO BEACH INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL THIS WEEK
The 4th Annual Vero Beach International Music Festival will be held from July 5-14 at the First Presbyterian Church of Vero Beach, 250 Royal Palm Blvd. This is a one-of-a-kind festival that will feature performances from world-class musicians and singers in Americana, Rock, Celtic, World, and Jazz, as well as local and international students from the Mike Block String Camp. All performances are open to the public and FREE, with a suggested donation of $20, which goes directly to the MBSC Scholarship Fund. For a complete schedule, visit www.VeroBeachInternationalMusicFestival.com.
FRIDAY JULY 7
SEASON PREVIEW RECEPTION AT CENTER FOR SPIRITUAL CARE
The Center for Spiritual Care, 1550 25 Street in Vero Beach is hosting a reception on Friday, July 7 from 5 to 7 pm that features the work of artists with shows for the 2017-18 Season. Coming Attractions: A Preview of 2017-18 Art at the Center presents the work of Bonnie Bolton, Rene Guerin, Joel Johnson, Regan Kenyon, Mark Kirby, Shotsie Cain Lajoie, Doraté Muller and George Paxton. The exhibit will be on view throughout the summer. Call 772-567-1233 for viewing hours.
FIRST FRIDAY GALLERY STROLL THIS WEEK
The First Friday Gallery Stroll will be on Friday, July 7 from 5 to 8 pm along 14th Avenue downtown. Here’s a preview of the new exhibits:
Gallery 14 features new work and old favorites by artist-owners and represented artists. The Artists Guild Gallery’s resident artists present works with “On the Road” as the theme. Main Street Vero Beach hosts guest artist, Myrna Renkert, (at left) a jewelry artisan and owner of Local Color Sea Glass. Flametree Clay Gallery is exhibiting works with a patriotic theme to celebrate our nation’s independence.
FRIDAY & SATURDAY, JULY 7 & 8
AT RIVERSIDE THEATRE JULY 7 & 8
Howl at the Moon Experience-Vegas Nights: Shows at 7:30 and 9:30 pm with musicians Ken Gustafson and Rob Volpe. Come Hungry! Enjoy fire-grilled sandwiches and cold cocktails!
Live in the Loop: Free Outdoor Concerts beginning at 6 pm with East Harbor (Indie Rock) on Friday and Eklektik Storm (Variety Rock) on Saturday.
Visit RiversideTheatre.com for more information.
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 8
McKee Botanical Garden is holding a series of workshops beginning on Saturday, July 8. “Lighten Up” a series of five healthy cooking demonstrations including one for children by Michael Clifford, Jr. and Jayne McAllister of Sealantro in Vero Beach. Sessions will take place each Saturday beginning Saturday, July 8 until Saturday, August 5 from 11:00 am – 12:30 pm, and include topics such as “How To Prep Like a Pro”, “Delicious Ways to Prepare Vegetables”, “Demystifying Grains and Glutens”, “Healthy Snacks”, and “Fun and Healthy Cooking for Kids”. To register, please call 772-794-0601 or visit the Garden. Classes fill up quickly and walk-ins will not be accepted, so register now. To view a complete description including dates, times and fees for all classes, please visit www.mckeegarden.org.
Image: Clifford and McAllister
The Indian River Genealogical Society is offering Introduction to Genealogy at the Indian River County Main Library. This three-week class will be held on Saturdays, July 8, 15 and 21 from 10 am to Noon. Sign up for this free series of classes at irgs.org, at the Main Library or by calling 772-444-7470.
SUNDAY, JULY 9
NEW EXHIBITS OPEN THIS SUNDAY
On Sunday, July 9, from 3 to 5 pm, The Galleries at First Pres will host an opening reception and ice cream social to celebrate the artistry of Sheila Lougheed, Susan Juranich, Dr. Johnson Hagood (pictured at right) and Kathleen Lyle, whose work will be on display through September. As an added bonus that afternoon only there will be a Pop-Up art exhibit featuring the talents of students from Vero Beach High School’s AP art class. Everyone is invited to meet and greet the artists while enjoying a scoop or two of their favorite ice cream flavor. First Presbyterian Church is located at 520 Royal Palm Blvd. For further information, call the church office at 772-562-9088.