Coming Up! ‘Offshore fishing’ tourney hooked on helping lagoon


Captains for Clean Water and the Indian River Firefighters Benevolent Association will hold the Second Annual Offshore Fishing Tournament this weekend. This is part of the two groups’ “Fighting for the Lagoon” campaign which aims, in part, to raise awareness of the lagoon’s health and the health of surrounding water in the ecosystem. The event starts with a captain’s meeting 5:30 p.m. Friday, June 16, at the Sebastian Saltwater Marina. It then proceeds to the fishing tournament, which starts with lines in at 6 a.m. with weighing taking place from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 17. The maximum number of anglers (rod and reel) per boat is six. The entry fee per boat is $250 and there is a $13,000 awards purse ranging from $300 to $1,000 for grouper, dolphin, kingfish and tilefish; $500 to $1,000 for amberjack; and $2,000 for top boat. Sebastian Saltwater Marina is at 1732 Indian River Dr., Sebastian. Call 772-643-1361 or visit

Saturday is the time for a couple of golf tournaments. The Vietnam and All Veterans of Indian County will host the 2023 Mary Snyder Annual Golf Tournament on Saturday, June 17, at Sandridge Golf Club in Vero Beach. It begins with a 7 a.m. registration then an 8 a.m. shotgun scramble. Lunch and awards ceremony will be held immediately after the tournament. Fees are $75. The Sandridge Golf Course is at 5300 73rd St., Vero Beach. Call 772-538-2484 or visit The Citrus Golf Tournament begins with an 8:30 a.m. registration then a 9 a.m. shotgun start Saturday, June 17, at Grand Harbor Golf Club’s River Course. It includes breakfast, lunch and awards, which are held immediately after the tournament. Fees are $200. The event helps raise money for agencies supported by the United Way of Indian River County. The Grand Harbor Golf & Beach Club is at 4985 Club Terrace, Vero Beach. For more information, call 772-567-8900 or visit

The 18th Annual Waterlily Celebration runs Saturday at McKee Botanical Garden in Vero Beach. The annual event shows off one of Florida’s largest arrays of waterlilies. They can be seen at McKee’s ponds and waterways. The event will educate visitors about the importance of waterlilies, their various species, colors, blooming and growing habits. Expect to see plain air artists painting throughout the garden and see demonstrations of potting. There will also be plant sales. The Annual Waterlily Photo Contests submissions will be on display in McKee’s Hall of Giants. The garden will open early for this event, which runs 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 17, at McKee Botanical Garden, 350 U.S. 1, Vero Beach. Admission is $15 general, $10 children 2 to 12 years, $13 seniors 65 and older, and youth 13 to 17 years, and $10 for active or veteran military with ID. It is free to children under 2 years. For more information, call 772-794-0601 or visit

The Indian River County Department of Emergency Services will host a Hurricane Preparedness Expo from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 17, at the Indian River County Fairgrounds, 7955 58th Ave., Vero Beach. Admission is free. Call 772-226-3900.

Learn about local history and maybe even see a spirit or two when Garrett and Stephanie Puzzo lead you through newly renovated Tangelo House, a historic spot formerly known as the Ryburne Apartment Building. The newly restored building will be “investigated” for ghostly activity by the Florida Bureau of Paranormal Investigation and Indian River Hauntings. The tours will be held from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 17, and cost $6 per person. The paranormal experience tours will be held 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, June 17, and cost $11 per person. Funds raised will benefit the Indian River County Historical Society. Cash only at the door. The Tangelo House is at 1110 Royal Palm Blvd., Vero Beach.

Flash back to disco when the Space Coast Symphony Orchestra performs “’70s & ’80s Broadway: Bellbottoms & Afros” this Sunday afternoon. The concert includes music from “Evita,” “Chicago,” “Hair,” “The Who’s Tommy” and more. You’ll also hear “YMCA,” “D.I.S.C.O.,” “Funky Town” and more. Tickets are $30 and available at Marine Bank & Trust or at SCSO’s website. Tickets at the door are $35. Those 18 years and younger or with a college ID are admitted free. The concert begins at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 18, at the Emerson Center, 1590 27th Ave., Vero Beach. Call 855-252-7276 or visit

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