Events Calendar Courtesy of the Cultural Council of Indian River County
BE A HOST FAMILY FOR “UP WITH PEOPLE” TROUPE! – Would you love to host a young person from the Up with People troupe? Needed are 40 host locations from March 19 to March 26. Can you provide a place to sleep, breakfasts, some dinners, and local transportation? Call Gaby Ortega at 303-263-0872.
The Lotus Center, 2400 15th Avenue in Vero Beach, is holding World Peace Meditation every Wednesday in March & April from 5:00 to 5:30 pm. For information, call Leslie at 772-532-8310.
AT RIVERSIDE THEATRE
THURSDAY, MARCH 15
Two films, Sea Turtles and Dolphins, will be shown by the Friends of the North Indian River County Library on Thursday, March 15, from 2:00 to 3:00 pm at the Library. Free.
Nancy Johnson, the Laughing Lady, will hold a “Laugh & Learn” session on Thursday, March 15 at 10:30 am at the North Indian River County Library. Start the day with smiles & laughter!
The Atlantic Classical Orchestra presents Masterworks III: Amadeus on Thursday, March 15 at 7:30 pm at the Waxlax Center for the Performing Arts at Saint Edwards School campus in Vero Beach. Arrive early for a pre-concert lecture at 6:40 pm. Pieces to be performed include: Mozart Serenade no. 6 in D Major, K. 239; Mozart Concerto for Flute, Harp and Orchestra in C Major, K. 527 and Mozart Symphony no. 40 in G Minor, K. 550. For ticket information call the ACO office at 772.460.0850.
The Space Coast Symphony Orchestra is sponsoring the Yale Spizzwinks(?) in concert on Thursday, March 15 at 7 pm at St. John of the Cross Catholic Chruch, 7550 26th Street in Vero Beach. The Yale Spizzwinks(?) are America’s first and oldest underclassman a cappella group. Since 1914, they’ve entertained audiences around the world with their close harmony arrangements, energetic style and fast wit. Reserve FREE tickets now by calling (855) 252-7276.
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.
THURSDAY, FRIDAY & SATURDAY, MARCH 15-17
J.M. Stringer Gallery proudly presents Crafted & Charismatic: Inspiration from My Travels – an exhibition featuring the recent paintings of Jim Rodgers – From lush landscapes to intimate genre scenes to sophisticated still lifes. Meet the artist and celebrate his new work during the wine and hors d’oeuvres opening receptions: Thursday, March 15, 4:00 – 8:00 p.m.; Friday & Saturday, March 16 & 17 from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm. with an artist’s demonstration at 1:00 pm on Saturday. The exhibition is on view through April 7.
FRIDAY, MARCH 16
Backstage Tours – March 16 at 11 am & 2 pm. Explore the back stage of Riverside Theatre with a guided tour of the various shops, stand on stage where the actors perform, and experience the history of Florida’s largest professional theatre.
Seriously Mixed Media, 2017 Orange Avenue in Fort Pierce is holding an opening reception for Guest Artist, Mark Kirby (at left) during the Fort Pierce Art Walk on Friday, March 16 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm.
FRIDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY MARCH 16 – 18
McKee Botanical Garden is hosting a Garden & Antique Show and Sale on Friday and Saturday, March 16 and 17th from 10 am to 5 pm and Sunday, March 18 from 11 am to 4 pm. Visit antique and art vendors showcasing a broad range of exquisite and diverse antique furniture, paintings, outdoor garden benches and fountains, garden accessories, statuary, oriental rugs, estate jewelry, and more. The last admission ticket is sold at 4 pm. Admission is $12 Adults, $11 Seniors, $8 Children.
SATURDAY, MARCH 17
The Treasure Coast Jazz Society presents Lisa Kelly and JB Scott Sextet with Dave Steinmeyer in concert on Saturday, March 17 at 12:30 pm at the Vero Heritage Center, 2140 14th Avenue in Vero Beach. The Lisa Kelly and JB Scott Sextet (KellyScottMusic.com) features six musicians who have played across the country and around the world. A buffet will be available at 11:30 am. For tickets & reservations for the buffet call 772-234-4600.
The Sunrise Theatre in Fort Pierce presents CeCe Teneal in concert on Saturday, March 17 at 8 pm in the Black Box, Tickets: $23/$25 at door. Visit SunriseTheatre.com
Andy Cooney, one of the greatest singing sensations on the Irish Music scene today, and known as “Irish America’s Favorite Son” (by The New York Times) is bringing The Enchanted Music of Ireland Tour to The Emerson Center on Saturday, March 17 at 7 pm featuring world class Irish dancers, the Irish Pop Ensemble and special guest star vocalist Shauna McStravock. For tickets ($39), call the Box Office at 772-778-5249 or visit on line at theemersoncenter.org.
SATURDAY & SUNDAY, MARCH 17 & 18
The Sebastian River Art Club presents its Second Annual Beautiful Lagoon Fine Art Exhibition, with an Opening Reception March 17th 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm and Awards Ceremony at 6:00 pm, and March 18th 10:00 am to 5:00 pm general viewing and sale. All paintings and other media depict Lagoon themes, and proceeds benefit the Indian River Lagoon National Estuary Program of Indian River County. Free. For information visit sebastianriverartclub.com.
SUNDAY, MARCH 18
The 2018 Environmental Learning Center’s Adventures in Learning Lecture Series continues with “Designing Green Healthy Cities for all” on March 18 at 2:30 and 4:30 pm. The presenter will be Jenna Cramer, a green building and communities expert. Tickets: $20 for adults/$10 for children ages 2–11 and students with ID. Visit DiscoverELC.org.
Unity Spiritual Center of Vero Beach, 950 43rd Avenue is holding A Course in Mysticism and Miracles workshop on Sunday, March 18 at Noon. The cost is $35 suggested love offering. For information, call 772-562-1133.
The Center for Spiritual Care, 1550 24 Street in Vero Beach is hosting a Pysanky Workshop on Saturday, March 24 from 10 am to 3:30 pm. Pysanky is a Ukrainian Easter Egg decoration with traditional Ukrainian folk designs using a wax-resist (batik) method. The cost is $50. To register, visit CenterForSpiritualCare.org or call 772-567-1233.
The Vero Beach High School Performing Arts Center presents the Red, White & Blue Concert (The 25th Anniversary Spectacular) on Sunday, March 18 at 2:00 pm, Monday, March 19 at 7:00 pm and Tuesday, March 20 at 7:00 pm. This 25th Anniversary Spectacular features the Vero Beach High School Concert, Symphonic and Jazz Bands performing music by American composers. Tickets are $15 General Admission, $6 for Veterans and are available online at www.indianriverschools.tix.com.