Events Calendar Courtesy of the Cultural Council of Indian River County
Gypsy – March 6 through 25. Gypsy follows indomitable stage mother Mama Rose as she chases vicarious success and stardom through her daughters on the vaudeville circuit. When younger daughter, June, elopes, Rose turns her attention to her older, less talented daughter, Louise, who eventually becomes the acclaimed burlesque performer, Gypsy Rose Lee.
The Vero Beach Theatre Guild presents the Pulitzer Prize winning “To Kill A Mockingbird” beginning on Thursday, March 8. The play is set during the Great Depression of 1935, where racial tensions are high in Maycomb, Alabama. Young Jean Louise Finch — or Scout, as she is fondly called, manages to live a rather carefree, privileged existence, insulated from issues of race. All that changes when Scout watches her father, Atticus Finch, defend an innocent man, Tom Robinson, against a potential death sentence, which looms threateningly against him because of prejudice due to race. Performances run though March 25. Call 772-562-8300 or visit verobeachtheatreguild.com.
The Cultural Council’s Art in Public Places announces an exhibit at the Indian River County Courthouse, 2000 16 Avenue, featuring unique collage/assemblages of objects found on beaches by mixed media artist, Margaret Goembel. “Coastal Memories” is on exhibit through April 12. Viewing hours are 9 am to 5 pm weekdays.
THURSDAY, MARCH 8
The Center for Spiritual Care, 1550 24 Street in Vero Beach is holding two Happiness Workshops with Nancilee Wydra on Thursday, March 8 at 3 pm or 6 pm. the workshop will include personal assessment tests for all factors of happiness, as well as how to increase deficient areas. The cost is $22.50. Each class is limited to 10 participants. Please RSVP 772-567-1233 with your time choice.
The travel film “Central Japan” will be shown by the Friends of the North Indian River County Library on Thursday, March 8th, from 2-3 p.m. at the Library. Join Globe Trekker Megan McCormick as she travels through the heartland of Japan, exploring Kyoto and traveling by train to Osaka, Iga-Veno, crossing the Japanese Alps, and by ferry to Sado Island and Huneji. Free.
The Treasure Coast Rock & Gem Society will hold its regular monthly meeting on Thursday, March 8 at 7 pm at St. Augustine of Canterbury Episcopal Church, 475 43rd Avenue in the Old Parish Room. Welcome new members, show evaluation and plans for new classes will be discussed. Call Ann Metz at 772-231-0218.
MusicWorks, Inc. presents 1964 – the Tribute on Thursday, March 8 at 7 pm at the Emerson Center. For over 39 years, “1964” The Tribute has been the most authentic and endearing tribute recreation of The Beatles actually playing before LIVE audiences. For tickets, visit MusicWorksConcerts.com or call the Cultural Council at 772-770-4857.
FRIDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY MARCH 9, 10 & 11
The Vero Beach Art Club presents the 67th Annual Under the Oaks Fine Art & Craft Show Friday through Sunday, March 9 – 11 in Riverside Park. Stroll the booths of over 200 artists.
SATURDAY, MARCH 10
McKee Botanical Garden presents Dr. Kendra Brown and Joyce D’ Agata hosting an educational session on Creating Serene Spaces with a Mini Meditation, Fairy or Bonsai Hypertufa Garden. from 1:30 to 3:30 pm on Saturday, March 10. Participants will create a hypertufa pot to take home as well as a copy of Dr. Brown’s recently published book: Erica’s Blog: A Tool Kit for Fixing What’s Not Working in Your Life. The cost for this workshop is $50 for McKee members and $60 for non-members. Visit McKeeGarden.org.
The Main Street Vero Beach Vintage Market will be held on Saturday, March 10 from 9 am to 4 pm. Shop local for vintage wares from pop-up boutique vendors along 14th Avenue in Downtown Vero Beach. Free.
The Indian River County Historical Society celebrates the 100th Birthday of the Hallstrom House, 1723 Old Dixie Hwy., SW in Vero Beach, on Saturday, March 10 from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. Tickets include tour of the home with newly displayed items, cake and ice cream, party games, favors, and drawings for door prizes. Adults – $8.00 presale, $10.00 at the door; Children (5 – 12) – $4.00, $5.00 at the door; Students – $6.00, $8.00 at door. Tickets and information at IRCHS office, call 772-778-3435.
The Laura Riding Jackson Foundation is holding a workshop with John Hope on Saturday, March 10 titled “Mastering Creative Nonfiction” at the Laura Riding Jackson Writing Center, 1914 14 Avenuein Vero Beach. The workshop runs from 10 am to 1 pm. The cost is $45. Visit LauraRidingJackson.com to register.
MONDAY, MARCH 12
Distinguished Lecturer Series: On March 12th Ambassador Christopher R. Hill, Former Ambassador to South Korea, Iraq and Poland, will be the final guest lecturer of the Distinguished Lecturer Series. Amb. Hill will draw on his foreign service experience to elucidate underlying causes of global uncertainty and the implications for U.S. domestic and foreign policy, its effect on political stability, and its consequences for future U.S. Diplomatic relations. Lecture times are 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.. Cost for individual tickets is $100 for the Stark Mainstage and $85 for the Waxlax simulcast, if available. For more info visit www.RiversideLecturerSeries.com. Call the Riverside box office at (772) 231-6990 for ticket availability.
Beverly & Marty Paris of Paris Productions announces the University of Notre Dame Glee Club in concert on Monday, March 12 at 7 pm at the Vero Beach High School Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $25 for adults, $10 for students and may be purchased by calling 772-564-5537.
MusicWorks Inc. presents Firefall in concert at the Emerson Center on March 15 at 7 pm. Firefall’s commercial success includes three Gold albums, two Platinum albums and eleven chart-topping singles. The band will perform hits such as “You Are the Woman,” “Just Remember I Love You,” “How Long Has This Been Going On,” “Strange Way,” and “Cinderella”. For tickets, visit musicworksconcerts.com or call the Cultural Council at 772-770-4857.
Artist William McCarthy will hold an Atmospheric Landscape Painting Workshop on Tuesday & Wednesday, March 13 & 14 at First Presbyterian Church in Vero Beach. Learn his technique for painting from his imagination to capture the beauty and emotion of the landscape. The cost is $265. Contact Liz Mayo by email: LizMayo@artfullymanaged.com.
CAMPS FOR KIDS
Registration is now open at the Environmental Learning Center for Lagoon Island Summer Camps for ages Pre-K to 8th Grade. Camps are offered during the month of June. For registration and information, visit DiscoverELC.org. Classes fill quickly!
Create at Studio MA, 835 17 Street #106 in Vero Beach is offering Spring Break Art Camp March 12-16 and March 26-30 for 6 to 12 year olds. The cost is $35 per day from 9 am – Noon. Call Martha Ann at 772-538-1989.