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Vero Beach Museum of Art exhibitions - Carol Brown Goldberg: Recent Works and Kinetic Sculpture: The Poetics of Movement thru Jan. 4.  

Downtown Galleries’ featured exhibits: Gallery 14 - It's All About Us: highlighting Lila Blakeslee and Barbara Landry; Lighthouse Gallery – photographer Cindy Leon; Artists Guild Gallery - An Autumn Serenade; Flametree Clay Gallery - Celebrating Indian River; Main Street Studios - photographer Greg Hills.

Fall Festivities

Christ by the Sea Pumpkin Patch, plus a general store featuring local honey and homemade foodstuffs Oct. 15 to 31. Oct. 18 and Oct. 25 will also feature hayrides, photo booths, and activities.  Some activity costs. 231-1661

Countryside Citrus 5-acre Corn Maze, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, Oct. 25 – Nov. 23, with pumpkin patch, food and games.  $9.  581-0999



OCTOBER 2014

October 16
Art-tini Night Art Show by members of Vero Beach Art Club to benefit Middle Schools, 5 to 9 p.m. at Springhill Suites by Marriott. 231-0303

October 16
Hooray for Hollywood, 6 p.m. at Holy Cross Parish Hall, with dinner, dancing and a dazzling floor show by Jerry and the Dolls singing stage and screen favorites, to benefit SunUp ARC.  $50.  562-6854 x228

October 16
US China Town Hall, live webcast with former president Jimmy Carter on US-Sino relations and an interactive discussion with China expert and retired Army General Dennis Blasko, 7 p.m. at Saint Edward’s Waxlax Center for Performing Arts.  Free. 

October 17
A Night of Paris, with International singer/songwriter Tom Goss and local talent Shamara Knowles Turner, 7 to 11 p.m. at Havana Nights Piano Bar to benefit People Care Center and Blue Ribbon Charities.  $25.  562-1357

October 17 & 18
Riverside Theatre Comedy Zone with Al Romas and John Consoli, 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. on the Waxlax Stage. Free live music outside, and optional food service 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.; bar to 11 p.m.  $16 & $18.  231-6990

October 17 – 19
Treasure Coast Bird and Nature Art Show at Vero Beach Women’s Club hosted by Cultural Council of IRC.  Fri. reception, 5:30 p.m.; Sat. 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sun. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Free.  Optional wildlife and birding tours Sat. and Sun., $25 - $45. 770-4857

October 18
Softball Tournament featuring Law Enforcement, Corrections, Fire and EMS players to benefit Shop With A Cop. 8:30 a.m. opening ceremonies; 9 a.m. first round robin game, plus vendors, prizes food and games.  Spectators $10; $5 children under 12.  978-6248

October 18
Squid Dissection and Eco-Art, 11 a.m. at Archie Carr Wildlife Refuge Barrier Island Center. Call to enroll and make squid ink prints on paper or a t-shirt you bring.  321-723-3556

October 18
Howl-O-Ween Dog Costume Pawrade & Pet Expo at Off-Leash Dog Park to benefit Dogs for Life, 2 to 5 p.m. (Pawrade at 4 p.m.) with K-9 demonstrations, live entertainment, exhibitors and open house at new Assistance Dog Training & Administrative Center.  Free. 567-8969

October 18
Restoring Hope Art Show, 6 to 8 p.m. at Lighthouse Art and Framing to benefit Camp Haven, with hors d’oeuvres and wine, and works by Barbara Petrillo and Wil Harris.  567-2212

October 18
Midnight showing of The Rocky Horror Picture Show at Vero Beach Theatre Guild.  562-8300

October 18 – February 1
Restoring the Spirit: Celebrating Haitian Art exhibition at the Vero Beach Museum of Art.  231-0707

October 19
Bowl to Build, 1 p.m. at Vero Bowl Lanes, four person teams, individuals and all skill levels, to benefit Habitat for Humanity. $35 includes three games, shoes, t-shirt and goodies. 562-9860 x 209

October 19
McKee Chef Series - Artisan Breads: Taste the Difference, 2 p.m. at McKee Botanical Garden. $30 members; $35 non-members. 794-0601

October 21
Bark in the Park Kick-off Party, 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Humane Society of Vero Beach and Indian River County, with refreshments and info on creating a ‘pack’ to support the Jan. 17 event.  978-5587

October 23
Free Florida Humanities Series presents storyteller Caren Neile on Our Veterans: Our Selves, 7 p.m. at Emerson Center.  Also, Meet the Artist Night, 5:30 p.m. introduces tin sculptures by Gretchen Green.  778-5249

October 24
Laughter Saves Lives Comedy Show at Elks Lodge, featuring 9/11 NYC Firefighter John Larocchia, to benefit SAFER of IRC, the community disaster coalition.  Doors open 6 p.m. for cash bar and appetizers; show at 8 p.m.  $20 – 30.  562-8450

October 24 – 26
Storybrook Adventures – Halloween in Wonderland, 6 p.m. Fri., 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Sat., 2 p.m. Sun. at Riverside Children’s Theatre. (Date change – contact box office for more info.) $13.  234-8052

October 25
Vero Beach Recreation Department’s 56th annual Halloween Parade and Costume Contest, 10 a.m. parade along 14th Avenue, from Heritage Center to Community Center for costume contest (children ages 0 – 17).  231-4787

October 25
Saturday Safari parent/child drama and music program, 10 a.m. at Riverside Children’s Theatre. $12 per child.  234-8052

October 25
Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Indian River Mall to benefit SafeSpace and raise awareness in recognition of October as National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. 772-223-2399

October 25
Creatures Fest! 1 to 4 p.m. at Archie Carr Wildlife Refuge Barrier Island Center, with rescued wild animals, touch tank, puppet plays, crafts, activities and eco-art. 321-723-3556

October 25
Eighth annual Jake Owen Concert 7 p.m. at Historic Dodgertown Holman Stadium, with special guest, The Cadillac Three, culminating Owen’s Days of Gold Tour 2014, and benefiting Jake Owen Foundation in support of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and IRC children’s charities. Tickets $25 - $100. 866-333-7623

October 25
Owl Prowl, 8 p.m. at Pelican Island National Wildlife Sanctuary. Free, but reservations required. 581-5557 x 2

October 26
McKee Chef Series - Chef Chris Bireley of Osceola Bistro on Fresh, Local Cooking, 1 p.m. at McKee Botanical Garden.  $40 members; $45 non-members. 794-0601

October 26
Ghost Stories at Hallstrom House, 3 to 5 p.m. with refreshments, hosted by Indian River County Historical Society.  $15. Limited seating.  778-3435

October 26
Halloween Spooktacular Bell Concert by the Atlantic Ringers Hand Bell Ensemble, directed by Ryan Kasten, featuring music associated with ghosts, goblins, witches and Halloween Horror, 7 p.m. at Our Savior Lutheran Church.  Free will offering. 469-2306 

October 27
Chocolate, Champagne and Chefs Dinner, 6 p.m. at Quail Valley River Club, with decadent chocolate dessert sampling from six area chefs following elegant dinner, auctions, and award presentation to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Indian River County reading and Children of Promise programs. $175.  770-6000

October 28 – November 16
Riverside Theatre presents The Bikinis, a 60s Musical Beach Party on the Stark Stage.  231-6990

October 30
In the Spirit of Waldo, an evening ‘ghost’ tour of local landmarks built by Waldo Sexton to benefit Vero Heritage, Inc., 5 p.m. bus departure from Heritage Center, with optional dinner at Ocean Grill amid famed Halloween decorations.  $55 (dinner not included).  770-2263

October 30
Warm Nights, Cool Music in the Park, 5 to 7 p.m., rain or shine at Vero Beach Museum of Art, featuring James Archer Quartet.  Food and drink available for purchase.  $10 members; $12 nonmembers. 231-0707

October 31
Fourth Annual P.E.O. [Philanthropic Educational Organization] Card Party and Luncheon to benefit P.E.O. Projects, providing funds to educate women through scholarships, grants, awards and loans, 9 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church.  $35.  231-3702

October 31
Trunk or Treat, a safe place for trick or treating 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. hosted by St. Paul’s Church in parking lot across from Surf Club Hotel on A-1-A, with bounce house, activities and Halloween treats.  Free.  231-3552

October 31
Main Street Vero Beach 20th anniversary Downtown Friday and Halloween celebration, with 5:30 p.m. family bicycle ride followed by street party on 14th Avenue featuring The Land Sharks and costume contests. Free.  643-6782

October 31 & November 1
Riverside Theatre Comedy Zone with Mark Klein and Ron Placone, 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. on the Waxlax Stage. Free live music outside, and optional food service 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.; bar to 11 p.m.  $16 & 18.


November 1
Third annual Shore Lb. Bodysurfing Competition, 9 a.m. at South Beach to benefit Vero Beach Lifeguard Association.  Hand-planer and Old School divisions, $20 each; $30 for both.  360-7166

November 1 & 2
27th annual Autumn in the Park, a juried show of crafts and artwork from 150 artisans, presented by Treasure Coast Pilot Club, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sat., 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sun. at Riverside Park. 

November 2
Saturday Safari parent/child drama and music program, 10 a.m. at Riverside Children’s Theatre. $12 per child.  234-8052

November 3
AAUW Book Review Breakfast, 9:30 a.m. at Indian River State College Richardson Center, with Barbara Hoffman on the book, When Everything Changed: The Amazing Journey of American Women from 1960 to the Present, by Gail Collins.  Free.  257-5703.

November 3
Dress for Dinner: Turning the Tables on Homelessness annual dinner to benefit the Homeless Family Center, 6 p.m. at The Moorings with a Supper Club cocktail party, Big Reveal dinner and dancing, featuring one-of-a-kind table vignettes created by top area designers.  $225.  567-5537 x 326

November 4
Remembering Philip Seymour Hoffman in Film, 5-part film studies course, Tuesdays at 1:30 or 7:30 p.m. at Vero Beach Museum of Art.  231-0707

November 5 – March 4
Free Wildlife Tours at Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge, 8 a.m. Wednesdays, Nov. thru March, except major holidays.  Must reserve, 581-5557 x 2.

November 6
Hunger Free Holidays Radiothon, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Treasure & Space Coast Radio to benefit Harvest Food and Outreach.  778-3977

November 6
Celebrate 25 Years of Conservation with Indian River Land Trust, 6 p.m. at Rock City Gardens with cocktails, dinner, live music, dancing, s’mores by the fire and a tribute to Toni Robinson.  $175.  794-0701

November 7
First Friday Gallery Stroll, 5 to 8 p.m., opening night receptions at galleries along 14th Avenue in downtown Vero Beach. Free.  480-0491

November 7 & 8
Saint Edward’s Upper School students present the rock opera Godspell, Fri. 7 p.m.; Sat. 2 p.m. & 7 p.m. at Waxlax Center for Performing Arts.  $10 adults, $5 students. 231-4136

November 7 – 9
Sebastian Clambake Lagoon Festival at Riverview Park, with fresh seafood, historic re-enactments, children’s activities, vendors and entertainment, Fri. 2 to 9 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sun. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Free admission. 

November 8
11th annual Walk to Remember, 7:30 a.m. registration; 8:30 a.m. walk at Riverside Park, with teams and individuals raising funds to benefit the Alzheimer and Parkinson Association of Indian River County, which provides programs and services to local residents. 563-0505

November 8
Haiti Partners 5K Run/Walk, helping Haitians change Haiti through education, 7:30 a.m. from South Beach Park.  $25 advance; $30 race day.  226-0034

November 8
10th Annual Indian River Firefighters' Chili and Salsa Cookoff, 4 to 9:30 p.m. along the waterfront at Riverside Park. 

November 9
Space Coast Symphony Orchestra presents Brahms Three, 3 p.m. at Vero Beach High School Performing Arts Center, featuring Wagner’s Flying Dutchman Overture, Beethoven Violin Concerto and Brahms Symphony No. 3.  855-252-7276.

November 9
Treasure Coast Chorale celebrates Rodgers & Hammerstein with It’s a Grand Night for Singing, 7 p.m. at First Baptist Church.  Free will offering.  567-4341

November 10
Pro/Am Golf Tournament, 8 a.m. at John’s Island West Course to benefit Boys and Girls Clubs of Indian River County.  299-7449

November 10
Bridge in the Garden, 9 a.m. at McKee Botanical Garden, with duplicate bridge followed by lunch in Hall of Giants.  $75-$100.  794-0601

November 10
Veterans Day Tour to benefit Vero Heritage Inc., with Navy veteran Rebecca Rickey and historians Pam Cooper and Janie Gould on buildings and sites used in Vero for military purposes during WWII, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., bus departure from Heritage Center, stopping for lunch at CJ Cannons.  $55 (lunch not included).  770-2263

November 10
Fika Pause Day [Swedish coffee break], 1 to 4 p.m. at Hallstrom House hosted by Indian River County Historical Society, with tour, coffee and sweet rolls.  $5.  778-3435

November 10
Advocacy Committee of SunUp ARC Fundraising Spaghetti Dinner, 5:30 to 8 p.m. at SunUp ARC fund expenses for group to participate in Developmental Disabilities Day in Tallahassee. $10 adults; $5 for disabled and children 12 and under. 559-9459.

November 10
Inaugural Give from the Heart, A Small Plate Event, 6 to 8 p.m. at Quail Valley River Club, to benefit the Samaritan Center Soup Bowl. View the hand-crafted soup tureens and take home a hand-painted plate. $100; $75 for 40 and younger.  770-3039

November 11
National Veterans Day Observance, 9 a.m. at Veterans Memorial Island Sanctuary, with guest speaker Command Sergeant Major (Ret.) Edward Britt. 770-4507

November 13
Impact 100 Kickoff Breakfast for current and prospective members featuring author Sally Armstrong, 7:45 a.m. registration; breakfast at 9 a.m.  $50.

November 13
22nd annual Soup Bowl fundraiser, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at sites throughout the county to benefit the Samaritan Center for Homeless Families.  $10 bread and

November 13
Chimps Kitchen fundraiser to benefit Save the Chimps, 6 p.m. at Cobalt Restaurant at Vero Beach Hotel & Spa, with hors d’oeuvres created by local chefs, special drinks, live music and silent auction items, including chimp artwork.  $100; $175 for two.  429-2225

November 13
Emerson Center Florida Humanities Series presents Florida Humanities Council commemoration of Florida’s 500th anniversary - Dreamers & Schemers, An Evening with Great Floridians: History Comes Alive on Stage, 7 p.m. at Emerson Center.  Free; no tickets required.  778-5249

November 13 – 30
Vero Beach Theatre Guild presents Sweet Charity, the Tony Award winning musical based on Neil Simon’s book, directed by Ben Earman.  562-8300

November 15
Eleventh annual Gifford Florida Youth Orchestra Concert, 2 p.m. at Gifford Community Center.  Donations accepted.  778-5118

November 16
Art in the Park, works by Vero Beach Art Club members, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. along Humiston Park. 231-0303

November 17
Amateur Golf Tournament at Vero Beach Country Club to benefit Boys and Girls Clubs of Indian River County.  299-7449

November 17
Sixth annual March of Dimes Signature Chefs Auction at The Moorings Yacht and Country Club, featuring specialty dishes prepared by top area chefs.  410-5460

November 18
National Philanthropy Day presented by Association of Fundraising Professionals, 5:30 p.m. at Riverside Theatre honoring individual and corporate philanthropists and volunteers.  Awards ceremony followed by cocktail reception.  $35.  480-0651

November 20
Friends’ Fall Luncheon featuring The Music of Lerner & Loewe directed by Allen Cornell, and luncheon in Orchid Lobby, 11:30 a.m. at and to benefit Riverside Theatre.  $150.  231-6990

November 21
Suncoast Mental Health Center benefit luncheon with guest speaker Tanya Brown, sister of Nicole Brown Simpson and author of Finding Peace Amid the Chaos; My Escape from Depression and Suicide, Noon at Grand Harbor Club.  $60.  489-4726

November 21 – 23
Festival of Trees to benefit Riverside Children’s Theatre.  Silver Bells Preview for seniors needing accommodations, 9:30 a.m. Fri., $4; Gala Preview Party with cocktail buffet, 6:30 p.m. Fri., $150 or $75 in advance for 35 and under; Festival 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sat. & Sun., $8 adults, $3 children; and Breakfast with Santa, 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. Sun., $16 adults, $10 children.  Reservations required for all but Festival. 231-6990

November 22
Free life raft and safety equipment demonstration by Vero Beach Power Squadron, 2 p.m. at Riverside Park. 205-1859

November 22
Free Sunset Saturday Night Concert hosted by Oceanside Business Association, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Humiston Park on Ocean Drive.

November 23
Indian River Symphonic Association presents Brevard Symphony Orchestra, with conductor Christopher Confessore and violinist Daniel Szasz performing Ivanovici Waves of the Danube, Porumbescu Ballade, Enescu Romanian Rhapsody for Violin and Orchestra, Tchaikovsky Selections from Swan Lake, Stravinsky Suite from The Firebird, 7:30 p.m. at Community Church of Vero Beach. $50.  778-1070

November 27
Thanksgiving Day Trot Against Hunger 5K to benefit Harvest Food and Outreach Center, 7:15 a.m. free ½ mile Kids Race, 7:30 a.m. 5K, , followed by sweet potato pancake breakfast.  $25; $30 race day. 778-3977

November 29
Vero Classical Ballet production of The Nutcracker, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. at Vero Beach High School Performing Arts Center.  360-8577