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Vero Beach Community Notes
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Posted: 2012 Oct 05 - 00:41

Dance events

The following are sponsored by the Treasure Coast Salsa Club.

Tango intro classes every Monday evening from 7-9. Cost is $10.

Tango practica in Vero Beach every Sunday night. From 6:30-8 p.m. at 2109 14th Ave. Cost is varies.

For more information, contact janicerobinson@comcast.net.

Political meetings

Dining with the democrats takes place on the third Tuesday of the month from 6:30-8 p.m. at The River House, 305 Acacia Road, Vero Beach. Each meeting will include a featured speaker. Bring a dish that serves six or a $5 donation.

For more information, call (772) 567-1353.

Karate class offered

The Indian River County Recreation Department is holding a karate class at Gifford Aquatic Center on Saturdays, from 2-3 p.m.

This class is designed for participants 5 years to adults and helps to build motivational skills, regulate weight and is also a tool to help with anger management.

The class is free, however uniforms need to be purchased. Child uniforms cost $25 and adult uniforms cost $30.

For more information, call (772) 770-5312.

Public speakers wanted

The Gifford Youth Activity Center has established a multi-faceted public speaker's bureau. They have organized a group of individuals with diverse business backgrounds that are available, even on short notice, to speak to local agencies, clubs, organizations and business.

Presentations will begin with the speaker's field of expertise, and conclude with a brief presentation about the programs and services offered by the center.

For additional information, call (772) 794-1005, Ext. 34.

Group offers help with grief

New Beginnings, a group established to assist people in resolving their grief over the death of a loved one, meets every Monday at 7 p.m. at Redeemer Lutheran Church 900 27th Ave., Vero Beach.

New Beginnings is an informal but helpful experience in grief resolution. People are invited to attend any or all meetings.

There is no registration or cost.

For more information, call (772) 465-1100.

Tips offered for disaster planning

The Humane Society of Vero Beach and Indian River County has published a brochure on disaster planning for pet owners.

The brochure covers topics including pet identification, determining if you and your pets live in a surge zone, pet supplies needed if someone must evacuate with their animals and how to create a pet first-aid kit.

The brochure can be obtained for free by visiting the Humane Society, located at 6230 77th St., Vero Beach, by calling the shelter at (772) 388-3331, Ext. 18

League meetings scheduled

La Leche League is a nonprofit organization, whose mission is to help mothers breastfeed through mother-to-mother support.

The La Leche League of the Treasure Coast meets in different locations from Palm City to Sebastian.

Mothers with their nursing babies and mothers-to-be are welcome.

For directions to meetings, or more information, call Sophy at (772) 233-1883.

Group seeks donors

The Gifford Youth Activity Center is looking for 20 individuals, businesses, or organizations willing to make a three-year commitment of raising $20,000 per year to keep the activity center's success ongoing. Any assistance will make it possible to continue these worthwhile programs.

For additional information about Gifford Youth Activity Center and how to help, call (772) 794-1005, Ext. 34. It is located at 4875 43rd Ave., Vero Beach.

Aquatic center hosts water exercise class

The North County Aquatics Center is offering Aquanautics, a water fitness class, designed to strengthen and firm muscles, improve cardio and respiratory function and increase flexibility.

Other benefits include better balance and coordination. Participants benefit from the water with less strain on the bones and joints. Exercise movements and are choreographed to music. The classes are offered Tuesday and Thursday 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

The fee is $4 per class or a punch card for eight classes for $28

For more information, call (772) 581-7665.

Group posts presentations to Internet

The Indian River County Extension Service offers presentations on the Internet that are created and narrated by agents on agriculture, environmental horticulture, pond maintenance, irrigation, 4-H and storm water pollution. The list of available presentations will continue to grow.

Visit the website http://indian.ifas.ufl.edu. for updates.

- For Hometown News

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