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Vero Beach Museum of Art - AI Weiwei: Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads: Gold, thru Dec. 15. 772-231-0707

Terror on Main Street Haunted House presented by GFWC Sebastian River Junior Woman’s Club, 7:30 p.m. Oct.18 & 19, 25 & 26, and Oct. 29 to 31.  sebastianhauntedhouse.org

OCTOBER

October 18 to 20
National Wildlife Refuge Week hosted by Pelican Island Preservation Society: Indian River Bird and Nature Art Show at Sebastian River Art Club, 6 to 8 p.m. Fri. artists’ reception and showings 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sat. and to 4 p.m. Sun.; Dr. Llewelyn Erhart, founder of the Marine Turtle Research Group at UCF speaks 3:30 p.m. Sat. at Capt. Hiram’s; Sunset cruise to Pelican Island, Sat. 5 p.m. ($45); Meet & Greet 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sat. 10/19 at Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge Centennial Trail; and tree planting ceremony 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Fri. 10/18 at PINWR.  Free for all but cruise. firstrefuge.org

October 19
Touch a Truck Family Festival, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (first hour honk-free) at Indian River County Fairgrounds sponsored by Kindergarten Readiness Coalition, with vehicles of every size and purpose, games and activities.  $5/individual; children 2 and under free. 772-220-1220

October 19
Feed the Soul Food Truck Frenzy, 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Riverside Park, a mental health awareness event hosted by the Mental Health Collaborative, demonstrations and children’s activities. 772-217-3663

October 19
Howl-o-Ween Dog Costume Pawrade & Pet Expo to benefit Dogs for Life service dog training for veterans, begins 2 p.m. at DFL Off-Leash Dog Park, with Sheriff’s K-9 Demo at 3 p.m. and Pawrade at 4 p.m.  Free.  772-567-8969

October 19
Run Vero Race Series Frightening 4K, 6:15 p.m. from South Beach Park, with 6:50 p.m. free Kids Race and post-race festivities and costume contest.  772-643-7010

October 19 to January 12
Vero Beach Museum of Art presents L’Affichomania: The Art of French Posters exhibit. 772-231-0707

October 20
Great Duck Derby to benefit Treasure Coast Community Health Foundation, 12 Noon at Capt. Hiram’s Sandbar, with 5,000 ‘adopted’ rubber ducks racing to the finish line for cash prizes. Free event; $5/adopted duck.  Thegreatduckderby.com

October 20
Space Coast Symphony Orchestra presents Chills and Thrills, a family friendly program of Halloween music, 3 p.m. at Vero Beach High School PAC. 855-252-7276

October 21
Screening of ‘No Small Matter,’ a documentary on early childhood education hosted by Childcare Resources of Indian River at Vero Beach Museum of Art, 5 p.m. cocktail reception; 6 p.m. film, followed by discussion with its co-director, Danny Alpert. $50.  772-567-3202

October 22
Navy League Treasure Coast Council Luncheon, 11 a.m. at Quail Valley River Club, celebrates the U. S. Navy’s 244th birthday with guest speakers Cmdr. Monica Frey, SC, USN and Lt. Cmdr. Adam Gunter, SC, USN, on “Supporting the Navy and Marine Corps Aviation - From Factory to the Flight Line”.  $25. 772-999-3837

October 24
Concerts in the Park featuring Don Soledad, 5 to 7 p.m. at Vero Beach Museum of Art. BYO chair. $10 & $12. 772-231-0707

October 25 & 26
Half-Haunted Halloween, 5 to 8 p.m. at the Environmental Learning Center, with scavenger hunts and obstacle courses, canoe trips, crafts and trick-or-treat stations (costumes optional). Standard admission.  Spooky ‘Creature of Preacher Island’ pontoon boat tours (reservations required), $15 adult; $10 children includes admission. 772-589-5050

October 26
Vero Beach Centennial Finale Celebration, 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. all along 14th Avenue in Downtown Vero Beach, with 10 a.m. Halloween & Centennial Parade followed by historic displays, food & drink, live entertainment and performances, children’s activities and family fun.  Verobeach100.org

October 26
Fall Festival at LaPorte Farms, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with pony and hay rides, face painting, costume contest, pumpkin patch and friendly critters. 772-633-0813

October 26
City of Sebastian Halloween Costume Contest, 10 a.m. to Noon at Riverview Park, with music, hay rides. 

October 26
Family Fall Festival, 1 p.m. at Summer Crush Vineyard & Winery hosted by Community Services Alliance to benefit Treasure Coast Community Health Pediatric Dental Services and Little Birthday Angels.  $15 at door.  772-460-0500

October 27
We Golf Fore Habitat, 1 p.m. at BigShots Golf to benefit Habitat for Humanity (replaces Bowl to Build). $40 includes golf, contests and $5 food/drink coupon.  772-562-9860 ext. 209

October 28
Chocolate, Champagne & Chefs to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters, 6 p.m. at Quail Valley River Club, honoring Dale and Matilde Sorensen, with auctions, gourmet dinner and decadent chocolate desserts by local chefs. $200.  772-770-6000

October 29 to November 17
Riverside Theatre presents the exuberant 60’s musical, “Beehive,” showcasing 40+ classic chart-toppers of the era on the Stark Stage.  772-231-6990

October 30
Toy and Food Drive to benefit SafeSpace, 5:30 p.m. at Caribbean Court Boutique Hotel, with Blondie’s Fashion & Frills fashion show at 6:15 p.m. Admission is unwapped toy, nonperishable food item or donation.

NOVEMBER

November 1 to May 31
McKee Botanical Garden Ocean Sole Exhibition, featuring 40 colorful and whimsical hand-crafted marine species sculptures made from recycled flip-flops created by Kenyan artisans.  772-794-0601

November 2
United Against Poverty Symposium on Poverty, Health and Nutrition, 8:30 a.m. at Richardson Center at Indian River State College, with nationally recognized speakers and local experts on a range of topics. 772-564-9365

November 2
Piano and Violin concert by Gifford Youth Orchestra students, 2 p.m. at the Gifford Community Center. Free; donations appreciated.  772-563-7072

November 2
Ring of Fire Chili Challenge, 3 to 8 p.m. at Riverside Park hosted by Sunrise Rotary Vero Beach to benefit local charities, with 30+ competitors vying for Best Chili in Vero Beach, live entertainment and family fun. 772-494-6306

November 2
Beachside Bonfire Fest II, 5 to 9 p.m. on beaches by Waldo’s Costa d’Este, Mulligans and Vero Beach Hotel to wrap up Centennial with bonfires and entertainment.

November 2
First Responders Fall Cook-off, 5 to 9 p.m. at Indian River County Fairgrounds, with live music, libations, homemade BBQ and a first responder cook-off contest.

November 2
Sunshine Kids Gala, 6 p.m. at Point West Country Club to benefit Sunshine Physical Therapy Clinic, with buffet, auctions and entertainment.  $85.  772-562-6877

November 2
Homemade Concert to benefit the Jake Owen Foundation, 7 p.m. (gates open 6 p.m.) at Corporate Air Hanger, an intimate acoustic evening featuring performances by Jake Owen and award winning guest artists/writers Jimmy Buffett, Matt Stell, Larry Fleet, Mac McAnally, Dean Dillon, Scotty Emerick and Craig Wiseman. Jakeowenfoundation.org

November 3
Space Coast Symphony Orchestra presents Musicians are Superheroes, 3 p.m. at Vero Beach High School PAC. 855-252-7276

November 3
Treasure Coast Chorale presents What a Wonderful Life, a potpourri for the Thanksgiving season, 4 p.m. at First Baptist Church. Free; $10 donation appreciated. 772-231-3498

November 4
Pro-Am Golf Tournament to benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of IRC, 9 a.m. shotgun start at John’s Island West Country Club.  $600 pp.  772-299-7449

November 4
Hope for Families Center ‘Light the Way’ Fundraising Dinner, 6 p.m. at the Moorings Yacht & Country Club. 772-567-5537 x 326

November 6
Hidden Faces Touched by Grace cocktail party to benefit The Source and its Dining with Dignity program, 6 p.m. at the Heritage Center. $25. 772-564-0202

November 7
27th annual Soup Bowl to benefit the Samaritan Center of Indian River County, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at locations throughout Indian River County.  Requested minimum donation of $5 for bowl of soup; $15 for hand-crafted bowls, $1 raffle tickets for handcrafted soup tureens.  772-770-3039

November 7
Land Water Wildlife: Sustaining The Lagoon fundraiser to benefit the Indian River Land Trust, 6 p.m. at Rock City Gardens, with buffet dinner, dancing and s’mores by the fire. $175. 772-794-0701

November 8 to 10
Sebastian Clambake at Riverview Park in Sebastian, with seafood booths, live bands, vendor booths and Kid’s Zone to benefit local youth-based charities.  sebastianclambake.com

November 8 & 9
34th Annual Muster and Music Festival at National Navy UDT SEAL Museum. Navysealmuseum.org

November 8 to 11
Jump for Valor Veterans Day Boogie at Sebastian Skydive, with food, music and diving competitions, culminating with jumps on Veterans Day. Skydiveseb.com

November 9
Walk to Remember at Riverside Park to benefit local programs and services of Alzheimer & Parkinson Assoc. of IRC., registration begins 7:30 a.m.; walk at 9 a.m. 772-563-0505

November 9
Family Fun Fest at Indian River Fairgrounds to benefit the Buggy Bunch, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., with food trucks, entertainment, activities for all ages and vendors. thebuggybunch.com

November 9
Fall Harvest Farm-to-Table Dinner to benefit Treasure Coast Food Bank, 5 p.m. at Schacht Groves, with locally sourced dinner and music by Blue Cypress Bluegrass Band.  $100.  772- 489-3034

November 9
U.S. Marine Corps 244th Birthday Ball hosted by Indian River Detachment, 5:30 p.m. at Pointe West Country Club.  $50.  772-234-1512

November 9
Junior League of Indian River Shopping Soiree, 6 to 9 p.m. on Ocean Drive, with discounts and refreshments. $35 or VIP, including pre-party and swag bag, $100.  Jlir.org

November 9
Sunset Saturday Night, 6 to 9 p.m. on Ocean Drive near Humiston Park with entertainment by East Harbor Band; featured nonprofit is Youth Sailing Foundation. Free.

November 10
Vero Beach Choral Society Fall Concert, Crowned with Glory Great, 4 p.m. at Community Church of Vero Beach, with choir master Jason Hobratschk conducting featuring ‘Music Fit for a Queen.’  $20; students $5.  772-494-5011

November 11
Veterans Day Ceremony, 9 a.m. at Veterans Memorial Island Sanctuary (rain location, VBHS), with guest speaker Maj. Gen. Michael Fahey. Limited seating; BYO chair/blanket.

November 11
Golf tournaments at Bent Pine Country Club to benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of IRC:  Nine & Shine Ladies Tournament, 9 a.m. shotgun start, $225 pp, and Amateur Tournament, 12:30 p.m. shotgun start, $350 pp.  772-299-7449

November 13
Impact 100 Kickoff Brunch, 10 a.m. at Oak Harbor Clubhouse.  $50. 772-207-1001

November 13
Screening of ‘When We Were Apollo,’ 4 p.m. at Majestic Theatre to benefit Laura (Riding) Jackson Foundation, featuring panel discussion with Jim Handley and Ken Clark, led by Martha Lemasters, author of ‘The Step.’  $100. 772-569-6718

November 13
Replogle Family Award Dinner Dance, 6 p.m. at Grand Harbor Club, with cocktails, awards presentation, dinner and dancing to benefit The Arc Indian River.  $125.  772-584-9511

November 13
Literacy Services of IRC Author Series presents C. Morgan Babst, author of ‘The Floating World,’ 6 p.m. at Windsor Beach Club, with cocktails & hors d’oeuvres.  $150.  772-778-2223

November 13 to December 1
Vero Beach Theatre Guild presents Lerner and Loewe’s Broadway smash, Camelot, directed by Alex Martinez.  772-562-8300

November 14
Wine, Women & Shoes, 6 p.m. VIP, 6:30 p.m. general at Sun Jet Aviation to benefit Humane Society of Vero Beach and IRC, with designer shopping, wine tasting and food bites, Best in Shoe contest, live auction and show. 772-388-3892

November 14 to 17
House of Art Culture & Design at an Orchid Isle Estates home sponsored by Cultural Council of IRC, with some proceeds benefiting Gifford Youth Achievement Center: Big Band Gala 6 p.m. Thurs., $150; Designer Showcase and Garden Exhibition 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sat. & Sun., Noon to 5 p.m. Sun., $25; An Evening at the Cabaret 6 p.m. Fri., $75; Style with an In Style Luncheon Noon Sat., $125; and Mimosas & Mahjong Brunch Noon Sun., $50. Inclusive package $350. 772-231-3900

November 15
‘Who was Laura (Riding) Jackson; a historical perspective of the poet by biographer Elizabeth Friedmann, 10 a.m. at the IRSC Richardson Center, followed by grand opening of the historic home, relocated to the IRSC campus.  Free; RSVP to reserve seat. 772- 462-7880

November 15
Harvesting Education, a Farm to Table country-themed jamboree, 6:30 p.m. at Magnolia Manor to benefit Education Foundation of Indian River County. $150. 772-564-0034

November 16
Walk-A-Thon for Military Suicide Awareness, a 2K repeating lap-walk around Walking Tree Brewery, 10 a.m. hosted by American Gold Star Mothers IRC Chapter. $30. ircgoldstarmoms.org

November 16
Hope Gala to benefit the American Cancer Society, 6 p.m. at Oak Harbor Club, with cocktails, dinner, auctions and entertainment.  $150.  772-249-1901

November 16 & 17
Bacon Festival at Riverside Park, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sat. & to 4 p.m. Sun. Free. TreasureCoastBaconFest.com

November 17
Baroque to Tango concert featuring guitarist Miguel Bonachea and pianist Marcos Flores, 3 p.m. at Christ by the Sea, with works including Bach, Albéniz and Piazzolla. $25/$10.  772-231-1661

November 20
Riverside Theatre Friends’ Fall Luncheon, 11:30 a.m., with luncheon in Orchid Lobby and performance on the Stark Stage by The Broadway Tenors, Matt Cavenaugh, Kevin Kern and Kyle Dean Massey. $225.  Tickets to 7:30 p.m. performance only $45 to $55.  772-231-6990

November 20
National Philanthropy Day Awards Presentations, 5:30 p.m. at Vero Beach Museum of Art, with cocktail buffet, program and dessert reception.  $75.  AFPIndianRiver.org

November 22 to 24
Riverside Theatre presents its Winter Wonderful-themed Festival of Trees Sat. & Sun. throughout the entire campus to benefit its Education Programs, with Festival Forest, Santa’s Village, Ice Skating Rink ($3 skate rental), Grand Festival Hall and Holiday Vendor Booths. Also, 6 p.m. Fri. Festival Gala & Motown Christmas Concert ($125 to $175), 4 p.m. Sat. Festival Family Night, 9 a.m. and Noon Sun. Dine with Santa, and daily A Charlie Brown Christmas performances by RT students.  772-231-6990

November 23
Vero Vino Wine & Food Festival hosted by Unity Church, 4 to 6 p.m. at the Heritage Center to benefit the Education Foundation of IRC, with wine, beer, hors d’oeuvres, live music and auctions.  $50.  Verovinofestival.com

November 23
Cinema de la Mer, a super-secret white party to benefit Vero Beach Wine and Film Festival, 5 p.m. with location revealed after ticket purchase.  vbwff.com

November 24
Space Coast Symphony Orchestra presents A Grand Night of Opera, with sopranos Mary Anne Kruger and Amy Cofield, 3 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church. 855-252-7276

November 28
Thanksgiving Day Trot Against Poverty, 7:15 a.m. children’s 1/4 race, 7:30 a.m. 5K at Riverside Park followed by sweet potato pancake breakfast and awards to benefit United Against Poverty. trotagainstpoverty.org

November 30
Vero Beach Book Center Open House with Santa, 11 a.m. with refreshments and children’s activities.  Free.

November 30
Stouthouse Fall Fundraiser, 5 p.m. at the Stouthouse studio and artists’ residency, with hors d’oeuvres and martinis and jazz guitarist Maurice. $75.  772-589-8826

DECEMBER

December 5 to 7
Riverside Theatre for Kids presents Frozen Jr. on the Stark Stage.  $10. 772-231-6990

December 6
HALO’s Fur Ball, a Gala for Pet People, 7 p.m. at Cobalt at Vero Beach Hotel, with dinner, live entertainment and auctions to benefit HALO No-Kill Shelter.  $150.  772-589-7297

December 6 to 8
Vero Beach Theatre Guild presents a Guild on the Go Holiday Show – Puttin’ on the Ritz.  $15. 772-562-8300

December 7
Vero Beach Art Club Art Trail, a self-guided tour of 10 VBAC member studios, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at multiple locations. $15 & $25.  772-231-0303 

December 7
35th Annual Vero Beach Christmas Parade hosted by Oceanside Business Association, with beautifully decorated floats gliding down Ocean Drive, preceded by Run Vero Race Series Candy Cane 3K at 5:15 p.m.

December 7
A Night of Wonders Winter Gala to benefit Hibiscus Children’s Center, 6 p.m. at the Moorings Yacht & Country Club, with auctions, gourmet dinner and dancing.  $250.  772-299-6011 x 313

December 8
Holidays at the Museum, 1 to 4 p.m. at Vero Beach Museum of Art, with family-friendly activities and studio projects, mini exhibit tours, local youth group performances and refreshments.  Free.  772-231-0707

December 8
Christmas Wish List, performed by City of Vero Beach Rec. Dept. Aerial Antics Youth Circus and Leisure Square gymnasts, 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. at Vero Beach High School PAC.  $8 adults; $7 children & seniors.  772-567-2144

December 11
Pearls for Hope Christmas Luncheon to benefit Hope for Families Center, 12 Noon at Bent Pine Golf Club, with pearl expert guest speaker and jewelry shopping.  $75.  772-567-5537

December 11 to 22
Holiday Nights of Lights, 6 to 8 p.m. at McKee Botanical Garden with holiday lights and decorations, vintage band organ, Santa and, beginning Dec. 19, a multi-layered model train display.  Standard admission.  772-794-0601

December 14 
Tea Up for the Nutcracker, 12 Noon at Oak Harbor Club to benefit Ballet Vero Beach outreach programs, with a luncheon and a full afternoon of family-friendly activities.  772-905-2651

December 14 & 15
Treasure Coast Chorale, joined by other community choirs, the Messiah Festival Orchestra and world class soloists presents the 50th annual presentation of Handel’s Messiah, 7 p.m. at First Baptist Church. Free; $10 donation appreciated. 772-231-3498

December 15
Space Coast Symphony Orchestra presents Duke Ellington’s Nutcracker and a New Orleans Christmas, 3 p.m. at St. Edward’s Waxlax Center for Performing Arts. 855-252-7276

December 22
Run Run Santa 1-Mile, 7:30 a.m. from Pocahontas Park, with ALL participants running in provided Santa suits.  321-412-1830

December 27
Live from Vero Beach presents Classics Album Live’s The Beatles-Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, 7 p.m. at the Emerson Center. $30 to $95. 800-595-4849

December 27 to 29
Holiday Nights of Lights, 6 to 8 p.m. at McKee Botanical Garden, with holiday lights and decorations, vintage band organ and multi-layered model train display.  Standard admission.  772-794-0601

December 30 & 31
Ballet Vero Beach presents the original production, Nutcracker on the Indian River, an Indian River Lagoon-centric version on the original ballet, 8 p.m. Mon., 2 p.m. Tues. at Vero Beach High School PAC. 772-905-2651