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pring is in the air. The air's a little warmer. The sky's a little bluer. The traffic a little calmer. Now is the time for locales to get out and enjoy all our area has to offer. Glide across the marshes of western Indian River County in an airboat. Enjoy a casual lunch or dinner without any wait at one of our fine eateries. Watch a sea turtle lay her eggs. Attend the Vero Beach Wine & Film Festival. Shop local for a special gift for Mother's Day. Or just walk along an uncrowded beach, soak up the sunshine and breathe in the fresh spring air.

Table of Contents Driftwood/Waldo's Legacy �������� 4-7 Dining......................................... 8-15 CJ Cannon's...................................13 Fishing Calendar............................16 Turtle Walks....................................18 Activities................................... 19-26 Moon Phases..................................20 Vero Beach Wine & Film Fest ��� 22-23 Nina & Pinta Tours.........................24 Indian River Hauntings ����������������26 Publisher / Editor Kerry Firth

Services..................................... 27-40 Orchid Island Dog Spa �����������������32 Tide Chart.......................................36 Cottonways/Cruise & Travel ����������40 Shopping.................................. 42-49 Lucky Beans...................................46 Area Attractions....................... 50-51 Maps......................................... 52-57 Calendar of Events................... 58-63 Advertisers Index...........................64

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The Legacy of the Driftwood Inn and Waldo’s Restaurant

n 1913 a young plow salesman from Indiana by the name of Waldo Sexton came to town and fell in love with the tropical paradise he encountered. He invested all of his $500 savings as a 10 percent down payment on two parcels: 100 feet of oceanfront property and 160 acres on 12th Street. He

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Waldo Sexton. Photo by Kurt Severin, People and Places Magazine

spent the next few years developing, farming and raising a family. In 1933 a hurricane blew down his barn and the legend of Waldo Sexton began. Waldo salvaged the wood from the destroyed barn and hauled it over to his beachfront property where he began to build a four-bedroom cottage as a weekend retreat. Carpenters were hired to build the structure solely from Waldo’s verbal instructions. Fortunately, they understood Waldo’s eccentric ways and understood his vision. His creation was referred to as the Breezeway because it was built with two rooms on the first floor separated by a 25-foot wide-open area that did not restrict the view of the ocean. The second floor had rooms directly over the ones below but a combination kitchen-dining bridging over the breezeway connected them to each other. Hand crafted furnishings were built from driftwood that washed ashore from a nearby shipwreck as well as mahogany, cherry and walnut from North Carolina. The building was completed in 1937 and had already generated a great deal of attention, so Waldo’s wife Elsebeth put up a ‘for rent” sign in the window. There were no bellboys, no room keys, and no room service but the unique charm of the Driftwood Inn quickly drew visitors from around the world. Business was booming and sometime in 1938-39 a second wing was added which brought the capacity to 14 rooms. After the WW2, tourism became big business and in 1947 Waldo acquired an additional 100 feet of property to the north. $500 bought all the War Surplus cottages at the Army Demolition Camp and they were moved the four miles to the north edge of the property and finished with cypress paneling and oak flooring. With the additional rooms to rent the existing dining room was inadequate. A new two-story structure was built to house the dining room and four guest rooms on the second floor. The entrance to the new dining area, now the home of Waldo’s restaurant, brought visitors through massive wooden doors with tile inlay. Three immense “outrigVolume 22 • Issue 2

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ger” timbers support the 2nd floor porches. Guests dined family style, side-by-side, at an enormous solid mahogany table that was 25 feet long. Waldo’s eccentric tastes are seen all over the Driftwood property with additional buildings built from old barn wood, washed up driftwood, demolished houses and basically anywhere he could salvage wood. He collected oddities from around the world and furnished the rooms with chairs from presidents and bishops and swindlers. He loved bells and couldn’t pass one up when he saw one at auction. There was really no rhyme or reason to his collection. He just loved finding treasure in someone else’s junk. The Sexton family sold the property to timeshare developers in 1979. They took great pride in maintaining the charm and character of the original Driftwood and it still remains the gem of Vero Beach. The Driftwood Inn was named to the Registry of Historic Places in 1994. Waldo’s Restaurant Legacy of Philanthropy Waldo’s Restaurant is known within the community just as much for its generosity as it is for its great food, fun times and the great view of the Atlantic Ocean. Now under the leadership of Lee Olsen, Waldo’s hosts a plethora of non-profit and school fundraisers. The list of groups Olsen has supported both personally and professionally includes Youth Guidance, The Source, Camp Hav6

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en, Love Doctor’s Charities, Marine Corp Toys for Tots, IRC American Red Cross, Lauren’s Way, Healthy Start Coalition of IRC and the Vero Beach Lifeguard Association. Last year, when tragedy struck at the Orlando Pulse nightclub, Olsen organized a candlelight vigil and a successful fundraiser for the employees of the club. Lee Olsen “You just have to follow your heart and do what’s right,” he explains. Olsen’s approach is unique as he targets the entire community with the goal of uniting people. Olsen was recently nominated for the National Philanthropic Days Unsung Hero award, with both his mother and father in attendance. This category recognizes an individual who demonstrates exceptional leadership skills for major fund-raising projects and motivating groups for the benefit of the cause. Olsen reasons, “Waldo Sexton was a great philanthropist and worked for many good things on behalf of this community. He IS Waldo’s…and we believe it is our duty to continue his good works. Thirty years ago, when I first came to Vero Beach I knew I wanted to be connected to this place. And now I am here to celebrate the Driftwood’s 80th and Waldo’s Restaurant’s 70th Anniversary!” Come celebrate at Waldo’s on Vero’s beach! For more information call Waldo’s at 772-231-7091 (www.waldosvero.com) or to find out more about accommodations at the Driftwood Inn call 772-231-0550 (www.verobeachdriftwood.com). Volume 22 • Issue 2

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years ago Pat Cannon and her son Chuck opened their casual restaurant overlooking the Vero Beach Airport runway. They served American/Southern style comfort food and prided themselves on their friendly staff and stellar service. Back then patrons were lucky to watch a few private planes taxi by or the young pilots in training do touch and goes from nearby Flight Safety School. Now, diners see private Leer jets carrying celebrities and passengers boarding commercial jets from Elite Airways. While traffic outside has changed, the service and quality food remains the same. Some servers have been there for decades and greet regulars by name. Pat still works the hostess and checkout counter while Chuck handles all the behind the scenes staffing and cooking. Aircraft memorabilia, celebrity autographs, pictures and history are scattered throughout the walls of the restaurant and lounge. A new banquet room accommodates up to 120 guests for meetings, weddings, and parties. And the food is better than ever!

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Sign Up Early for Guided Sea Turtle Nesting Walks

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reasure Coast beaches are part of the Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge, which provides a nesting habitat for more nesting loggerhead turtles than any place in the Western Hemisphere and more endangered green turtles than any place in North America. Even some of the endangered leatherback sea turtles nest on theses shores. Experienced guides from many permitted conservation groups conduct educational tours, which allow you to watch the turtle lay nearly 100 eggs and return to sea. You'll be treated to a short presentation about their biology, threats to survival and ways we can help. Tours can last between 2-4 hours depending on how lucky the scout is in finding a nesting turtle, with most finishing up between midnight and 1am. Guests must be able to walk by themselves for up to 2 miles in soft sand. Insect repellent, water-resistant shoes, comfortable long pants and long sleeves are recommended.

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Reservations are required for ALL tours. Reservation lines open May 1st. Tours are held during June and July only.

Sebastian Fishing Museum Sebastian Inlet State Park friendsofsebastianinletstatepark.org $10 donation Fri-Tues @ 9pm 772-388-2750

Friends of the Carr Refuge BIC - 8344 S Hwy, A1A, Melbourne www.CarrRefuge.org $15 donation Wed and Sat @ 9pm 321-723-3556

Sea Turtle Conservancy BIC - 8344 S Hwy, A1A, Melbourne www.seaturtlewalks.org $15 donation M-F @ 9pm 321-723-3556

FPL Energy Encounter 6501 S. Ocean Dr. Jensen Beach www.fpl.com Fri & Sat nights @ 9pm 800-334-4583 Disney Vero Beach Resort disneyvacationclub.disney.go.com $35 donation Thurs-Sat @ 9pm Call 800-800-9800

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Tour the Nina & Pinta March 31st - April 9th

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olumbus’s tall ships are coming to the Vero Beach Marina! These floating museums visit ports all over the Western Hemisphere and will be making the stop in Vero where guests can tour the replicas of the Nina and Pinta. Experience the conditions that the early explorers endured as they sailed more than 25,000 miles across the Atlantic in 1492. Walk around tours will be given daily from 9am-6pm. Admission is $8 for adults, $7 seniors, $6 ages 5-16.

The Vero Beach Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with the City of Vero Beach, the Vero Beach Power Squadrons, and Sunrise Rotary sponsors this event. For information and group bookings call 787-672-2152.

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Haunted History Tours

eet in front of the historic Driftwood Inn in Vero Beach most Friday nights for a walk through haunted history and maybe the presence of a spirit or two. Local historian and paranormal investigator, Larry Lawson, narrates the walk with tales of Ais Indians, shipwrecked sailors, early settlers, bootleggers and even notorious bank robbers. The leisurely walk stops at various points of interest for an animated story about the history and past paranormal activity. Guests are shown how to operate an EVP (electronic voice phenomena) and digital audio recorders, which measure sound potentially caused by ghosts in order to communicate with us from beyond. One particularly active area for paranormal activity is Humiston Park, where bodies washed ashore from a shipwreck in 1715. Some of those lost souls are still wandering our beaches. Another is in the back alleyways of the beachside shopping district where bootleggers hid their bounty. Select Saturday nights the ghost tour starts at the Fellsmere City Hall and takes guests along the streets of one of the most historic and haunted towns in Florida. Ghostly images and EVP sounds are frequently captured in the old Fellsmere School house and Marsh Landings Restaurant. Be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes, bring a flashlight and an open mind for a hauntingly memorable tour!

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he Vero Beach Regional Airport and Elite Airways are changing the way passengers think about air travel. Travel has exceeded all expectations as residents and visitors take advantage of the convenience and value offered by direct service to select cities. Eric Menger, Executive Director of Vero Beach Regional Airport, announced Elite Airline customers can now make reservations face-to-face with a dedicated Elite Airways reservationist weekdays during business hours at the Elite Airways counter. Please visit our website at VeroBeachAirport.org. For information and flight schedules, visit EliteAirways.com.

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Orchid Island Dog Spa Expands Services

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t’s only been a little over a year since Orchid Island Dog Spa opened its doors on Old Dixie Hwy in Vero Beach and they are already expanding their facilities due to the increased demand. “The response has been unbelievable” said Cindi Dixon, owner of Orchid Island Dog Spa. “We bought the property behind us nearly doubling our size and we plan on putting in more outdoor runs, a small dog day care and a doggie pool!” They’ve expanded their services too, adding in local pick up and drop off and transportation services anywhere in the U.S. “Seasonal residents can ship their beloved dog down and we’ll pick him up at the airport and have him bathed and groomed before they arrive” explained Dixon. “That way the dog and the owners don't have the stress of the long drive. Everyone arrives happy and rested!” Dogs are becoming more and more involved in their owner’s weddings as well. Orchid Island Dog Spa will groom, dress and deliver you dog ready to walk down the aisle looking as beautiful as the bride and groom! Visit Orchid Island, now open 7 days a week, for all your grooming needs. Call 772-217-8257

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April 2017 - 27.4683º N, 80.2967º W

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Low AM 6:19 7:18 8:23 9:31 10:38 11:39 12:05 12:57 1:45 2:28 3:08 3:47 4:24 5:01 5:38

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High PM 12:25 1:09 2:00 2:59 4:04 5:08 6:08 7:03 7:55 8:45 9:35 10:25 11:16 ——— 12:23

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ottonways in Vero Beach held an open house where shoppers were encouraged to bring dog food and accessories for Pet Meals on Wheels, a branch of the Senior Resource Association. Each patron who brought in a donation was given a raffle ticket for a chance to win one of several vacations donated by Cruise and Travel Partners. The grand prize was a $2500 cruise. Other prizes included a 2- night cruise to the Bahamas, a two-night stay at the Westin in Ft. Lauderdale and a 3-night stay in an all-inclusive resort in Mexico. Cruise and Travel Partners often donates to charitable events as a way of giving back to the community. Janet Goldman, owner, has been in the travel industry for over 25 years and loves putting groups together to see the world. “I specialize in continuing education trips for dental professionals that encompass both seminars and exotic travel”, explained Janet. “I also like doing smaller trips like the girls weekend trip I just organized for a group of women who wanted to tour St. Pete. Anyone can book a room on the Internet but it takes an experienced travel professional to organize all aspects of your trip including first hand knowledge of where to go and what to do. We beat Internet rates in most cases and it doesn’t cost you a dime to use our service.” Call Cruise and Travel Partners at 772-778-7026 to customize an itinerary anywhere in the world. Then visit Cottonways (772-226-5665) and shop for all the cool, casual attire you’ll need for your vacation! Let these two charitable businesses do all the planning and all you’ll have to do is pack your bags and go! 40

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The Treasured Lucky Bean If you see a brown bean resembling a quarter sized hamburger in the sand or nestled in the seaweed on the beach – pick it up – from then on it brings you luck! The “lucky bean” has traveled the ocean currents from Africa and South America to bring you good fortune and avert witchcraft and evil eye! For centuries this brown or reddish brown bean with a black stripe around its circumference has been a treasured amulet, often worn on a string around the neck or carried in a pocket. The lucky bean, also called a Molucca bean, Sea bean, Virgin Mary’s nut or Deer’s Eye, is a member of the pea and bean family that contain toxic, hallucinogenic or medicinal alkaloids and therefore figure in good luck charms. Nowadays they are not eaten, merely carried for good luck, but they do contain dimethyltryptamine (DMT) and related alkaloids, as well as L-dopa, a precursor of the natural transmitter dopamine. Change your luck with the magic of the lucky bean!

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ArE` Aractions Vero Beach

ENVIRONMENTAL LEARNING CENTER Nature center and walking trail on Wabasso Island just west of Wabasso bridge & south of 510. 772-589-5050

PELICAN ISLAND NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE 5 miles of self guided nature trails with boardwalk & observation tower. Hwy A1A, 772-562-3909

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RIVERSIDE THEATRE Treasure Coast’s Premier theatre showcasing musicals, dramas, comedies and celebrity performances. 3250 Riverside Park Dr. Vero Beach. 772-231-6990

Located in the Heritage Center, 2140 14th Ave., Vero Beach. 772-770-2263 INDIAN RIVER HISTORICAL SOCIETY Exhibition center housed in restored train station dating back to 1903. 2336 14th Ave., Vero Beach. 772-778-3435

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SEBASTIAN AREA HISTORICAL MUSEUM Local history exhibits, book shop and research facilities. 1235 Main St., Sebastian City Hall Complex. 772-581-1380

Displays of items salvaged from the 1715 shipwrecks. 13180 N A1A, Vero Beach. 589-2147

History of fishing industry & the Indian River Lagoon. South entrance to Sebastian Inlet State Park. 772-589-9659

MCKEE BOTANICAL GARDEN An 18 acre subtropical garden offering diverse botanicals and several restored architectural treasures. Vero Beach. 772-794-0601

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MEL FISHER TREASURE MUSEUM Shipwreck artifacts & treasures from the Atocha & the 1715 Fleet. Gift shop on site. 1322 U.S.1, Sebastian. 772-589-9875

VERO BEACH MUSEUM OF ART Accredited art museum and art school offers state and national art exhibitions in four galleries and a sculpture garden. Vero Beach. 772-231-0707

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ArE` Aractions Fort Pierce & Port St. Lucie

BACKUS GALLERY AND MUSEUM The Nation’s largest exhibit of original paintings by A. E. Backus. 500 N. Indian River Drive, Fort Pierce. 772-465-0630

OXBOW ECO-CENTER Located on the St. Lucie River, complete with hands-on exhibits, hiking, educational programs, & gift shop. 5400 NE St. James Dr., Port St. Lucie. 772-785-5833

Summer Crush Vineyard and Winery The area’s only working vineyard. Live Music every Sunday afternoon. Open Tues - Sun. 4200 Johnston Road, Fort Pierce. 772-460-0500

ST. Lucie County History Center Displays life from the Spanish ships, Seminole Indians, fishing, agricultural to trains. 414 Seaway Drive, Fort Pierce. 772-462-1795

Harbor Branch Ocean Discovery Center Interactive exhibits, live animal displays, videos and more! 5600 US 1 North, Fort Pierce. 772-242-2293

St. Lucie County Aquarium Six living marine ecosystems exhibits. 420 Seaway Drive, Fort Pierce. 772-462-FISH

HEATHCOTE BOTANICAL GARDENS A living museum of tropical flowers and foliage, including a Japanese garden. 210 Savannah Road, Fort Pierce. 772-464-4672

SUNRISE THEATRE Listed on the National Register of Historical Places, the Sunrise Theatre cannot be missed. 117 South Second Street, Fort Pierce. 772-461-4884

MANATEE OBSERVATION & EDUCATION CENTER Observe the West Indian Manatee on its migratory journey Nov.-June. 480 N. Indian River Dr. Fort Pierce 772-466-1600 ext. 3333

Savannas Recreation Area - Covering 550 acres, canoing, camping and kayaking here is educational and fun! 1400 East Midway Road, Fort Pierce. 772-464-7855

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Fort Pierce Inlet State Park - A beautiful halfmile beach great for swimming, snorkeling, surfing, and scuba diving. 905 Shorewinds Drive Fort Pierce. 772-468-3985

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Calendar of Events Every Month Indian River & St. Lucie Counties DAILY Scenic Riverboat Cruises IR Lagoon Boat Tours, 464-4445 River Explorer, 766-2628 River King, 589-5345 Feeding Frenzy Tour, Smithsonian at St. Lucie Aquarium, Tues-Sat, 10:30am, 462-3474 Snack Time Tour, Smithsonian at St. Lucie Aquarium, Tues-Sun, 2:30pm, 462-3474 Airboat Tours Gator Bait Airboat Adventures, 766-2629 Marsh Beast, 584-0089 Wildlife Boat Tours, Manatee Center, 429-6267

Mondays Adult Skills & Drills Clinic, Riverside Racquet Complex, 10-11am, 231-4787 Zumba, Heritage Center, 6pm, 770-2263 Movement at the Museum, VB Museum of Art, 1:30-2:45pm, 321-0707

Thursdays Bike Night, Marina Square, Ft. Pierce, 6-9pm Duplicate Bridge, VB Recreation Dept., 12:30pm, 770-6517 Fin-Tastic Fish Feeding, Manatee Obvs. Ctr. 1pm, 466-1600 Afternoon at the Museum, VB Museum of Art, 2-3:30pm, 321-0707 Tai Chi/Qi Gong, Vero Beach Community Center/ Florida Room, 11am, 532-4218

Fridays Story Hour with Miss Julie, VB Book Center, 10am, 569-2050 Meet the MOEC Reptiles, Manatee Obsrv. Ctr. 10:30, 466-1600 Seahorse Snack Time, Manatee Obsrv. Ctr. 10:30, 466-1600

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Saturdays Farmer’s Market, Marina Square, Ft Pierce, 8am,

Master Swimming, Gifford Aquatic Center, 5:15 6:15pm, 770-5312 Pilates Reformer, Spine & Sport, 5:30pm, 770-2263 Fin-Tastic Fish Feeding, Manatee Obvs. Ctr. 1pm, 466-1600 Tai Chi/Qi Gong, Vero Beach Community Center/ Florida Room, 11am, 532-4218

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Wednesdays Kayak Tour, Sebastian Inlet, 1pm, 388-2750 Green Market and Food Coop, 12-6pm, Marina Square, 978-8480 Master Swimming, Gifford Aquatic Center, 5:15-6:15pm, 770-5312 Artful Storytime – Kids aged 3-5 years/ 10:30am 11:30am, VB Museum of Art, 231-0707 Tide Pool Touch Tank, Manatee Obsv. Ctr, 10:30 & 2, 466-1600

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940-1145 Farmer’s Market Oceanside, Ocean Drive, Vero, 8am-1pm, 321-4145 Behind-the-Scenes Tour, Smithsonian at St. Lucie Aquarium, 2pm, 462-3474 The Jazz Market, Marina Square Fort Pierce, 8am-2pm, 460-JAZZ

Breakfast with a Ranger, Sebastian Inlet State Park, 9am, 388-2750 Qigong with Joane, Wabasso Beach, 8am Fin-Tastic Fish Feeding, Manatee Obvs. Ctr. 1pm, 466-1600 Live Music, Summer Crush Vineyard and Winery, 1-5pm, 460-0500

1st Tuesday Bluegrass, Heritage Center, 7pm, 770-2263

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Calendar of Events

Every Month Indian River & St. Lucie Counties 1st Tuesday

Toddler Tours, VB Museum of Art, 10:30 11:30am, 321-0707

1st & 3rd THURSDAY Cork, Canvas and Company 6:30pm-8:30pm, VB Museum of Art, 231-0707

1st Friday Friday Fest, Marina Square FP, 5:30-8:30pm Gallery Stroll, 5:30-8:30, Art District Downtown VB

1st Saturday Sunset Saturday, Ocean Drive, Vero Beach, 5:30-8:30pm Friends After Diagnosis, breast cancer support group, 10-11am, SRMC

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Artwalk, Downtown Ft. Pierce, 5-8pm Marina Magic, Ft. Pierce Marina, 5:30-9pm

3rd Thursday Art Babies, VB Museum of Art, 231-0707

3rd Saturday Treasures in Truck - Antiques & Art, 8am-12pm, 2nd St. Downtown, FP 466-3880 Friends After Diagnosis, breast cancer support group, 2-3:30pm, IRMC

4th MONDAY Friends After Diagnosis, breast cancer support group, 2-3:30pm, IRMC

4th Thursday Indian River Photo Club Meeting, Vero Beach Community Center, 6:30pm, 492-9526

4th Saturday Destination Tango, Swingsation’s Dance Studio, 559-1530 Comedy Corner, Sunrise Theatre Black Box, 8:30 pm, 461-4884 Treasures in Town Arts & Antiques Fest, 2nd Street, Fort Pierce, 579-1529

Last Friday Cruise-In, Marina Square Fort Pierce, 5:30-9pm, 461-4100

Last Saturday

2 Friday

FREE ADMISSION, VB Museum of Art, 231-0707

Lunch and Learn Lecture Series, Manatee Obvs. Ctr., noon, 466-1600

Monday - Friday

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2nd Saturday

Adult Round Robin Tennis, Riverside Racquet Complex, 9:30-11am, 231-4787

Comedy Corner, Sunrise Theatre Black Box, 8:30pm, 461-4884

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April 2017

1-6/4 Deborah Butterfield: Horses, VB Museum of Art, 231-0707 1-5/21 Larry Kagan Object/Shadow, VB Museum of Art, 231-0707 1-5/7 The View Out of His Window (and in his mind’s eye): Photographs by Jeffery Becton, VB Museum of Art, 231-0707 1-5/7 Nature Connects®: Art With LEGO® Bricks, McKee Botanical Garden, 794-0601 1-9 Columbus' Ships Nina & Pinta, VB Marina, 9am-6pm 787-672-2152 1-9 The Christians, Riverside Theatre, 231-6990 1 Brass Transit Plays the music of Chicago and Serpentine Fire, Sunrise Theatre, 8pm, 461-4775 2 24th Annual Red, White & Blue Concert, VBHS Perf. Arts Center, 2pm, 564-5537 2 Match Game, BG Polo Vero Beach, 1:30pm, 999-3709 3-4 24th Annual Red, White & Blue Concert, VBHS Perf. Arts Center, 7pm, 564-5537 3 Passion of Christ, Sunrise Theatre, 7pm, 461-4775 5 Seminar –Susan Rosoff, Ph.D: Women Collectors: Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, Abby Rockefeller, Alice Walton, VB Museum of Art, 231-0707 5 Kayak Tour, Sebastian Inlet State Park, 1-3pm, 321-724-5424 6 Hibiscus Pageant, VB Heritage Center, 7pm, 643-6782

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6 Atlantic Classical Orchestra, Waxlax Center, 7:30pm, 460-0850 7-9 Grant BBQ Festival www.grantbbqfest.com 7 Artist Reception MSVB - Bob Richardson, MSVB, 5-8pm, 643-6782 7 Blue Cypress Bluegrass Band, Riverview Park, Sebastian, 5:30pm 7 Chubby Checker, Sunrise Theatre, 8pm, 461-4775 8 Hibiscus Festival, Main Street VB, 10am 8pm, 643-6782 8 Vero Beach Hibiscus Ride, Train Station VB, 6:30am, 643-6782 8 Night Sounds at Sebastian Inlet Concert Series with St. Johns Wood , Sebastian Inlet State Park, 6-9pm, 388-2750 8 Nat’l Touring Co. of Legends in Concert, Sunrise Theatre, 8pm, 461-4775 8 Easter Egg Hunt, 10am, Mulligans Beach House, 492-6744 8 Comedy Corner – Ron Feingold, Black Box, Sunrise Theatre, 8:30pm, 461-4775 8 Kingston Trio, Emerson Center, 7pm, 778-5249 8 Mozart Symphony No 40, Waxlax Center, 7pm, 492-2371 9 USPA Congressional Cup 6 Goal Tournament, BG Polo Vero Beach, 1:30pm, 999-3709 9 Hibiscus Festival, Main Street VB, 10am 4pm, 643-6782 9 Art in the Park, Humiston Park, 231-0303

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April 2017

14-15 Howl at the Moon: Dueling Pianos, Riverside Theatre, 7:30 & 9:30, 231-6990 14 One Night of Queen, Sunrise Theatre, 8pm, 461-4775 14 Free Outdoor Concert, Riverside Theatre, 6-9:30pm, 231-6990 14 See Everything Behind the Red Curtain, Riverside Theatre, 11am - 2pm, 231-6990 15 Free Outdoor Concert, Riverside Theatre, 6-9:30pm, 231-6990 16 USPA Congressional Cup 6 Goal Final, BG Polo Vero Beach, 1:30pm, 999-3709 18 “Masterworks”, VBHS Perf. Arts Center, 7pm, 564-5537 20 Concerts in the Park –Dave Mundy & Soulfege/, VBMA, 5-7pm, 231-0707 20 Friday Family Fun Night, Indian River Mall, 6pm-8pm, 770-9404 20 Book Club: The Big Thirst: The Secret Life and Turbulent Future of Water by Charles Fishman, McKee Botanical Garden, 11am, 794-0601 20 NLUS Speaker Dinner- 226+ Years of U.S. Coast Guard History, Pointe West Country Club, 5:30pm, 492-9652 20 Laugh for the fun of it, North Indian River Co Library, 10:30am 20 Networking Breakfast, MSVB, 8-9am, 643-6782

21-22 Comedy Zone, Riverside Theatre, 7:30 & 9:30, 231-6990 21, 22 Free Outdoor Concert, Riverside Theatre, 6-9:30pm, 231-6990 21 Mid-Summer Nights Dream, Riverside Children’s Theatre, 7:30pm, 231-6990 21 Olivia Newton John, Sunrise Theatre, 8pm, 461-4775 23 Popovich Comedy Pet Theatre, Sunrise Theatre, 3pm, 461-4775 28-29 Howl at the Moon: Dueling Pianos, Riverside Theatre, 7:30 & 9:30, 231-6990 28 Downtown Friday, Downtown VB, 6-9pm, 643-6782 28 Free Outdoor Concert, Riverside Theatre, 6-9:30pm, 231-6990 28 An Evening with America, Sunrise Theatre, 8pm, 461-4775 29-5/21 Indian River County Student Exhibition, VB Museum of Art, 231-0707 29 36th Annual Children’s Art Festival, VBMA, 10am-3pm, 231-0707 29 Indian River County Juried Student Exhibition Awards, VB Museum of Art, 3:30-5pm, 231-0707 29 2017 Congressional Art Competition, VB Museum of Art, 231-0707 29 Free Outdoor Concert, Riverside Theatre, 6-9:30pm, 231-6990

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May 2017

1-6/4 Deborah Butterfield: Horses, VB Museum of Art, 231-0707 1-21 Larry Kagan Object/Shadow, VB Museum of Art, 231-0707 1-7 The View Out of His Window (and in his mind’s eye): Photographs by Jeffery Becton, VB Museum of Art, 231-0707 1-7 Nature Connects®: Art With LEGO® Bricks, McKee Botanical Garden, 794-0601 1 Season Finale, All the Marbles Tournament, BG Polo Vero Beach, 1:30pm, 999-3709 2 “Hooray for Hollywood” Chorus Concert, VBHS Perf. Arts Center, 7pm, 564-5537 4 Jazz Band and Color Guard Spectacular, VBHS Perf. Arts Center, 7pm, 564-5537 5-6 Comedy Zone, Riverside Theatre, 7:30 & 9:30, 231-6990 5 Artist Reception MSVB - Shannon Wiley, MSVB, 5-8pm, 643-6782 5 Free Outdoor Concert, Riverside Theatre, 6-9:30pm, 231-6990 5 END IT – A live teen walk-through drama about human trafficking, Sunrise Theatre, 6pm-7:30pm, 461-4775 6 Free Outdoor Concert, Riverside Theatre, 6-9:30pm, 231-6990

7 May Pops, Windsor Polo Field, 3:30 7:30pm, 226-4960 9 16th Annual “Vero Pops” Orchestra Concert, VBHS Perf. Arts Center, 7pm, 564-5537 11 Making God Laugh, VB Theatre Guild, 562-8300 12 Jazz Extravaganza, VB High School, 6pm 12 Craft Brewery Tours, Walking Tree Brewery, VB, 6:30-9:45pm, 257-7887 13 7th Annual Fairy and Pirate Festival "Enchantment in the Garden”, McKee Botanical Garden, 10am-1pm, 794-0601 18 NLUS Speaker Dinner- Annual Navy League Scholarship , Pointe West Country Club, 5:30pm, 492-9652 19 Free Outdoor Concert, Riverside Theatre, 6-9:30pm, 231-6990 19 Friday Family Fun Night, Indian River Mall, 6pm-8pm, 770-9404 20 Free Outdoor Concert, Riverside Theatre, 6-9:30pm, 231-6990 22 TC Palm Sports Awards, Sunrise Theatre, 7pm, 461-4775 26, 27 Howl at the Moon: Dueling Pianos, Riverside Theatre, 7:30 & 9:30, 231-6990 26 Downtown Friday, Downtown VB, 6-9pm, 643-6782

June 2017 1-4

Deborah Butterfield: Horses, VB Museum of Art, 231-0707

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June 2017

1 Naked Magic Show, Sunrise Theatre, 7pm, 461-4775 1 Cinderella, Sunrise Theatre, 7pm, 461-4775 2-6 Sebastian Inlet State Park Turtle Walk, 9pm, 772-388-2750 2, 3 FPL Energy Encounter Turtle Tours, 9pm, 800-334-4583 5-8/11 Museum Art School Adult Summer Term, VB Museum of Art, 231-0707 5-7/28 Summer Art Camp 2017, ages 4 –16, VB Museum of Art, 231-0707 5-9 Sea Turtle Conservancy Turtle Walk, 9pm, 321-723-3556 8-10 Disney VB Resort Turtle Walk, 9pm, 800- 800-9800 8-11 Vero Beach Wine and Film Festival, vbwff.com 9-13 Sebastian Inlet State Park Turtle Walk, 9pm, 772-388-2750 9, 10 FPL Energy Encounter Turtle Tours, 9pm, 800-334-4583 10 40th Annual Youth Guidance Tropical Luau, Grand Harbor Country Club, 7-11pm, 770-5040 12-16 Sea Turtle Conservancy Turtle Walk, 9pm, 321-723-3556 15-17 Disney VB Resort Turtle Walk, 9pm, 800- 800-9800 16-20 Sebastian Inlet State Park Turtle Walk, 9pm, 772-388-2750 16, 17 FPL Energy Encounter Turtle Tours, 9pm, 800-334-4583

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16 Friday Family Fun Night, Indian River Mall, 6pm-8pm, 770-9404 17 Hurricane Expo, Indian River Mall, 10am 2pm, 770-9404 17 13th Annual Waterlily Celebration "A Spectacle of Color”, McKee Botanical Garden, 8am-1pm, 794-0601 19-23 Sea Turtle Conservancy Turtle Walk, 9pm, 321-723-3556 22-24 Disney VB Resort Turtle Walk, 9pm, 800- 800-9800 23-26 Sebastian Inlet State Park Turtle Walk, 9pm, 772-388-2750 23, 24 FPL Energy Encounter Turtle Tours, 9pm, 800-334-4583 24 Kidz ArtShop, VB Museum of Art, between 10am-1pm, 231-0707 26-30 Sea Turtle Conservancy Turtle Walk, 9pm, 321-723-3556 29-30 Disney VB Resort Turtle Walk, 9pm, 800- 800-9800 29 Kidz ArtShop, VB Museum of Art, between 10am-1pm, 231-0707 30 Downtown Friday, Downtown VB, 6-9pm, 643-6782 30 FPL Energy Encounter Turtle Tours, 9pm, 800-334-4583 30 Sebastian Inlet State Park Turtle Walk, 9pm, 772-388-2750

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Advertiser Index ATTRACTIONS & ACTIVITIES

MEDICAL

SHOPPING

Indian River Medical Center 3

Gator Bait Adventures

19

IR Hauntings

26

Jungle Club

30

Leisure Time Boat Club

37

Marsh Beast

17

Navy SEAL Museum

20

Barbara Foster, Realtor 38

CottonWays 42

Riverside Theatre

21

Beach & Beyond Rentals

31

Countryside Citrus

Safari Golf

25

David Walsh Real Estate

49

Designer's Touch Flooring

33

Stix Billiard Club

21

The Driftwood resort

8

Elizabeth’s Consignments

47

Summer Crush Wine

25

Hampton Inn & Suites

38

Farmers Market

39

VB Film & Wine Fest

23

Laurie Blakelock, Realtor® 30

Flooring Stone Cabinetry

29

24

RE/MAX Realty

28

Grant Antique Mall

44

Tarpon Flats

41

Healthway 39

VB Museum of Art Vero Bowl

IFC

Sebastian River Medical

BC

All Thru The House

43

Allure 45

REAL ESTATE & LODGING ®

The Beach Shop

42

Center Court Tennis

48

Chic and Shore

48 14

Vero Heritage Center

16

Karen Kane Interiors

42

Youth Guidance Luau

25

Leigh Jewelers

46

DINING Cajun Cove

SERVICES

Sunshine Furniture

B94.7 IBC 12

Advanced Motion Therapeutic

27

Capt. Hiram's

11

Blue Ribbon Grooming

30

Citrus Grillhouse

12

Body Network

34

Chelsea's 15

Eden Spa

27

CJ Cannon’s

FL Eye Institute

34

Crab-E-Bills/Eatery 9

ITEX Barter

44

Cobolt 10

June Hill Skin Therapy

31

Dario 15

Morgan Fidelity Assoc.

34

Marsh Landing

10

Orchid Island Dog Spa

32

Nino's 14

PD-go! Web Solutions

31

Rib City

Sandpiper Pest Control

35

Vincent's 12

VB Airport

28

Waldo's

Vero Beach Magazine

39

13

8 8

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1

Vintage 2 Vogue

47

West Bay Trading Co

48

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