THURSDAY, JULY 27
ARTISTS: BRING YOUR ART TO COUNTY ADMINISTRATION BUILDING
Cultural Council Artist Registry Members are invited to hang an art piece (no nudes, please) on Thursday, July 27 from 9 to 10 am at the Indian River County Administration Building, 1801 27th Street in Vero Beach for a 3 month exhibit. If you are a new participant to this program, please e-mail Liz Mayo at firstname.lastname@example.org with your contact information for all of the details of the program. If you currently have a piece displayed, this is the time to take it down and (if you wish) replace it with a new piece. In the e-mail, please include the name of your artwork, medium and price as soon as possible, so she can create a tag and encourage a sale. It is a wonderful way, easy and FREE as a perk of CCIRC membership to expose your art to our community.
FRIDAY JULY 28
DOWNTOWN FRIDAY THIS WEEK
Main Street Vero Beach’s hottest event on the Treasure Coast is Downtown Friday scheduled for July 28 from 6-9 pm along 14th Avenue in Historic Downtown Vero Beach. Come dressed in your best Pirate Costume to show support for the annual Festival in Riverside Park this weekend. Listen to the music of Soul Jam with musical band breaks provided by Octopus’s Garden. This month’s band breaks will be Gary Moore, a rhythm and blues sensation and Flint Blade with his 12 String Chapman Stick. Bring your appetite and stop by the Food Court where there is a great variety of delicious food vendors, ice cream, and cold drinks. Walking Tree Brewery will be on hand with Craft Beer as well as wine and mixed drinks available. Many new street vendors will be set up along 14th Avenue selling soaps, art, clothing and more. The Children’s area will have the Skateboard ramp for demonstrations by The Vero Beach Skate Park Alliance. The Heritage Center and Citrus Museum will be open with special hours during Downtown Friday. Free Admission.
FRIDAY & SATURDAY, JULY 28 & 29
AT RIVERSIDE THEATRE JULY 28 & 29
Comedy Zone Experience-Vegas Nights: Shows at 7:30 and 9:30 pm with comedians Patrick Garrity and Todd Rileyn. Come Hungry! Enjoy fire-grilled sandwiches and cold cocktails!
Live in the Loop: Free Outdoor Concerts beginning at 6 pm with Bobby & the Blisters (Rock, Jazz Party Band) on Friday and Collins & Company (Variety Classic Rock) on Saturday.
FRIDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY JULY 28-30
PIRATE FESTIVAL THIS WEEKEND AT RIVERSIDE PARK
The Vero Beach Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring the third annual Vero Beach Pirate Festival to be held among the oaks at Riverside Park, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, July 28, 29 and 30. There will be swashbuckling fun for all ages to include nautical themed vendors and food, pirate bands on stage, historic pirate encampments, period weaponry demonstrations, treasure displays, and a Pirate’s Ball Friday evening at Riverside Park for adult’s 18 and older. (Ticket required). The inaugural event was to bring attention to the three hundredth anniversary of the sinking of the 1715 Plate Fleet, a tragedy that brought us the nickname “The Treasure Coast.” Thousands attended last summer and with participating pirate ‘krewes’ coming from around the state we are expecting 20,000 visitors to the event this summer. Festival Hours: Friday 2pm to 6pm, Saturday 10am to 8pm and Sunday 10am to 4pm. Festival Admission is Free – though a voluntary $2 “Buck-N-Ear” contribution is greatly appreciated. For more information visit www.verobeachpiratefest.com.
HEALTHY COOKING AT MCKEE
McKee Botanical Garden’s “Lighten Up” Healthy Cooking Demonstration Series continues on Saturday, July 29 with “Lesson Four: Healthy Snacks” from 11 to 12:30 pm. In this session, participants will learn 1) when snacking is good and when it’s not, 2) real food versus lab snacks, 3) why protein bars are an abomination, 4) easy to prepare healthy snacks. The cost is $45 Members/$50 Non-members. For details visit McKeeGarden.org.
ADOPT A KITTEN FOR FREE FROM H.A.L.O.
H.A.L.O.’s first ever All Fees Waived Adoption Special for ALL kittens in both locations: 710 Jackson Street in Sebastian and The Cat Adoption Center at the Indian River Mall. The event will take place August 1st through the 7th or until every kitten has a home. Thanks to generous donors, the adoption fees of 50 kittens have been waived through their sponsorship. Every season H.A.L.O. No-Kill Rescue intakes hundreds of kittens from our county, and this year has already brought us over 300 looking for homes. Both locations are filled with adorable kittens that have been loved by incredible foster families and are looking for forever homes. If you can’t adopt but would like to sponsor a kitten, please visit www.halorescuefl.org.
Image: Cute Kitten (Rain)
MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR CULTURAL COUNCIL EVENTS THIS SUMMER
Save the date for the Cultural Council of Indian River County’s annual Summerfest Symphony Concert on Sunday, August 13 at 3 pm at Christ by the Sea United Methodist Church. Tickets, $35, are available at the Cultural Council Office, 2041 14th Avenue and on its website, www.cultural-council.org/summerfest.
Image: Photo in Concert
Saturday, September 23 from 10 am to 4 pm, visit Riverside Park for the 2017 Celebrate the Arts Festival! This popular annual event is especially for locals who will learn about all the exciting cultural events coming up for the 2017-18 Season being presented by members of the Cultural Council of Indian River County. There will be vendor booths, food & drink, live entertainment all day, prizes and other giveaways! Fun for the entire family, make sure to put this date on your calendar. Admission is free! Visit www.cultural-council.org/ celebrate-the-arts-festival for more information.