Coming Up! Live (and learn) it up at free Share to Care fair


The Share to Care free community fair runs all day Saturday and will showcase good news and good entertainment for the whole family. You can get to know more than 40 deserving nonprofits that received grants from Impact 100 for critical projects ranging from medical services to arts to mentoring programs to sailing and much more. There will also be a mainstage where you can enjoy dancers, music and theatrical acts. Learn about QiGong, listen to “A Day in the Life” of a sailor, play games, engage in crafts, demonstrations and a scavenger hunt. And yes, there will be food trucks. Organizers say this should be “tremendous fun for the whole family.” Share to Care runs 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, at Riverside Park in Vero Beach. Attendees who sign up ahead of time at will receive a gift and be signed up for some raffle prize drawings. For more information, visit

Ballet Vero Beach will present the performance “Beyond the Ballet Russes,” which celebrates the legacy of the iconic Ballet Russes company, which changed the face of the art form. The program includes George Balanchine’s “Sylvia Pas de Deux,” choreographer Camilo A. Rodriguez’s adaptation of the Ballet Russes “Firebird,” and the world premiere “Rubinstein/Bolero,” choreographed by Ballet Vero Beach artistic director Adam Schnell. The program is especially exciting, Schnell says, because it expands the artistic boundaries of the Ballet Vero Beach. “There are only four dancers in the show, but it feels epic,” he says. “Camilo’s retelling of ‘Firebird’ pushes the original into a squarely current and relatable place while making sure no one who loves the original misses anything.” The work is narrative in form and uses digital scenery, a first for Ballet Vero Beach. The ballet will perform 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, and 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25. Tickets are $10 to $75. There will also be a modified Accessible/Family Friendly performance 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26, with tickets to that costing $10. All performances will be held at the Vero Beach High School Performing Arts Center, 1707 16th St. For more information, call 772-905-2651 or visit

There will also be plenty of music this weekend. It begins with the Vero Beach Blues Festival. In addition to plenty of blues, the musical festival also includes 180 marketplace vendors selling arts and crafts, plenty of food, drink and adult beverages and more. There also will be 10 musical acts, and a classic car and truck show. The event runs 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, and 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26, at the Indian River County Fairgrounds, 7955 58th Ave., Vero Beach. Admission is $5 and free for children under the age of 13 years. Parking is free. For more information, and to see the musical lineup, visit

Then, the Space Coast Symphony Orchestra will perform “Showtime!” with Broadway’s most beloved tunes on Sunday afternoon. The concert includes great music from well-known composers and begins 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26, at the Emerson Center, 1590 27th Ave., Vero Beach. For more information, call 855-252-7276 or visit

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