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ONGOING

Vero Beach Theatre Guild - Making God Laugh, thru May 21.  772-562-8300

Vero Beach Museum of Art –Larry Kagan Object/Shadow thru May 21; Deborah Butterfield: Horses thru June 4.

MAY

May 18
20th Anniversary Laurel Award Celebration hosted by Cultural Council of IRC, 6 p.m. at Riverside Theatre honoring previous award winners and community supporters of the arts, with cocktail reception, program featuring performances and multi-media displays, followed by champagne toast and dessert .  $75.  772-770-4857

May 19
Hurricane Hangar Party hosted by American Red Cross Florida’s Coast to Heartland Chapter, 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Corporate Air Hangar, with exhibitor information on how to prepare and stay safe, plus music, refreshments, auction and kids’ zone.  Free.  772-562-2549

May 19 - 21
Sebastian Lionfish Fest: Making Delicious Dishes from Destructive Fishes. Tournament May 19-21, with Cook Off Noon to 4 p.m. May 21 at Capt. Hiram’s. Sebastianlionfishfest.com.

May 20
United Way Citrus Golf Tournament, 9 a.m. shotgun start at Indian River Club.  $125. 772-567-8900 x 112

May 20
Hands Across the Sands for Turtle Save Seas and Shores, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Barrier Island Center at Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge concurrent with beach cleanup.  321-723-3556

May 20
Family Fun Day, Noon to 5 p.m. at Walking Tree Brewery to benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of IRC, with waterslides and bounce house, kiddy pools, face painting, arts and crafts and refreshments.  Free.

May 21
Desserts with Directors, 1 to 3 p.m. at Springhill Suites to meet Vero Beach Film Festival directors and filmmakers including Jeff Willnough, with champagne toast and desserts by Frostings.  Free; open to public.

May 21
Treasure Coast Chorale presents a musical water-themed Wade in the Water, 7 p.m. at First Baptist Church. Free will offering. 772-231-3498

May 28
Space Coast Symphony Orchestra Cosmos concert, with special narrations by Astronaut Buzz Aldrin and Dvorak’s New World Symphony with HD images on screen, 3 p.m. at Vero Beach High School PAC. $20; free 18 & under.  855-252-7276

May 29
Memorial Day Ceremony, 9 a.m. at Veterans Memorial Island Sanctuary with music by VBHS Band, keynote speaker Alan Thompson, Vice Admiral US Navy (Ret.), and new Boots on the Ground Memorial. 772-978-6543

May 30
Splash Party, 5 to 7 p.m. at Waldo’s Restaurant to welcome home Two Guys United Against Poverty, Rev. Scott Alexander and Jake Piper returning from 3,400-mile coast to coast journey to benefit Success Training for Employment Program (STEP). Free admission.

JUNE

June 2 to 24
Summer Nights Block Party, 6 to 9:30 p.m. weekends at Riverside Theatre, with live music, full bars, food service and games, plus wine tastings on Saturday nights. Free admission. 

June 3
Champions for Charity Golf Shamble, 8:30 a.m. tee off at Moorings at Hawk’s Nest Golf Club followed by awards lunch to benefit Exchange Club of the Treasure Coast and CASTLE. $150.  772-321-8308

June 3
A Celebration in the Vineyard, 4 to 8 p.m. at Summer Crush Vineyard and Winery to benefit CASTLE, a casual afternoon of spirits and food, live entertainment, raffles and auctions.  $50.  772-465-6011

June 8 to 11
Vero Beach Wine + Film Festival to benefit SunCoast Mental Health Center.  VBWFF.com

June 10
Tropical Night Luau, 7 p.m. at Grand Harbor Golf Club to benefit Youth Guidance Mentoring and Activities Program, with tropical buffet, silent and live auctions and dancing to Gypsy Lane band. $125  772-770-5040

June 17
Waterlily Celebration: A Spectacle of Color, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at McKee Botanical Garden, adorned with the state's largest collection of waterlilies, with repotting demonstrations, plant sale and waterlily photo contest. Standard admission. 772-794-0601

June 17
Live Like Cole Foundation’s Charity Golf Tournament, 8 a.m. shotgun start at Grand Harbor Golf Club followed by BBQ lunch, to raise funds for a Riverside Park fishing pier and lagoon related charities. 772-559-5907

June 24
Vero Pride 2017 hosted by Amendment One Activists IRC, 5 to 10 p.m. at Heritage Center to support Vero’s LGBTQ  community through an all-inclusive event featuring food, drinks, entertainment, followed by after-party at Kilted Mermaid.  $45.  tickettailor.com

June 30 to July 28
Vegas Nights, 6 to 9:30 p.m. weekends at Riverside Theatre, with live music, full bars and food service, plus casino games with proceeds to benefit Children’s and Family programs. Free admission.

JULY

July 1
Burgers & Brews Festival – An American Heritage Celebration to benefit United Against Poverty, 11 a.m.to 3 p.m. Best Burger Competition featuring top local chefs at Heritage Center ($30 to taste all sliders with two beers or $3 per slider); 1 to 7 p.m. free street festival with live entertainment in historic downtown Vero Beach. VIP Pavilion passes (includes sliders and bloody Mary bar) $80. $80 772-770-0740

July 4
45th annual Freedom Festival, hosted by Lions Club of Sebastian and City of Sebastian, with 8:30 a.m. Fourth of July Parade followed by Freedom Festival at Riverview Park. 

July 5-14, 2017
Vero Beach International Music Festival hosted by Mick Block String Camp at First Presbyterian Church, featuring world-class folk, bluegrass, Celtic, Americana, rock and jazz musicians.  Wed. 7/5 Artist/Faculty Concert; Sat. 7/8 Student concert & Barn Dance; Wed. 7/12 Artist/Faculty Concert; Thurs. & Fri. 7/13 & 14 Faculty-led Advanced Student Concert. Donations to MBSC Scholarship Fund of $10 student concerts; $20 faculty concerts appreciated.

July 15
Third annual Barefoot Beach Ball, 5 p.m. at Waldo’s Restaurant, an ‘abnormal formal’ with music by Dave and the Wave, refreshments, raffles and a 7:50 p.m. ‘hunk dunk’ to benefit the Vero Beach Lifeguard Association.  $20.  772-778-2832

July 28 – 30
Vero Beach Pirate Festival, 2 to 6 p.m. Fri., 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sat., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sun. at Riverside Park.