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ONGOING

Vero Beach Museum of Art - DeWitt Boutelle after Thomas Cole: The Voyage of Life thru Jan. 7 and Masters of American Photography thru Jan. 14.

McKee Botanical Garden - It’s a Jungle out There Exhibition thru April 29.

Downtown Vero Beach – monthly 5 to 8 p.m. First Friday Gallery Strolls.

Holiday Teddy Bear Drive, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tues. to Fri. thru Dec. 29 at the Vero Beach Yacht Club; bears used to calm fears of pediatric and geriatric patients at Indian River Medical Center Emergency Department.

Riverside Theatre - Holiday Nights, 6 to 9:30 p.m. weekends thru Dec. 30 w/free live music.

DECEMBER

December 7
Annual Candle Light Vigil to remember victims of homicide in IRC, 6 p.m. behind Indian River County Courthouse, hosted by IRC Victims’ Rights Coalition.  772-226-3304

December 7
Indian River Medical Center Auxiliary’s Florence Booms Celebration of Lights interfaith ceremony, Christmas Tree and Chanukah Menorah lighting and refreshments, 6 p.m. on IRMC grounds. Memorial Light donations benefit Women’s Health Care team. 772-567-4311 x1133

December 7
Indian River Medical Center Auxiliary’s Florence Booms Celebration of Lights interfaith ceremony, Christmas Tree and Chanukah Menorah lighting and refreshments. Memorial Light donations benefit Women’s Health Care team. 772-567-4311 x1133

December 7
Senior Resource Association Silver Tones Holiday Concert, Christmas USA: North, South, East and West, 7 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church.  772-569-0760

December 8
Center for Spiritual Care Benefit Luncheon, 12 p.m. at Grand Harbor Golf Club to help underwrite its programs and services such as art exhibits, seminars, wellness events and support groups.  $50. 772-567-1233

December 8 & 9
Beach Town Music Festival at Indian River County Fairgrounds featuring Jake Owen, Clare Dunn and Edwin McCain.

December 8 & 9, 15 & 16
A Christmas Story at Riverside Children’s Theatre, 2 p.m. 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. shows. $10.  772-231-6990

December 9
Girls on the Run 5K Run/Walk, 7:30 a.m. at South Beach Park.  772-202-8015 

December 9
80+Legends Tennis Tournament (men’s and women’s round robin), 9 a.m. to Noon at Sea Oaks to benefit Mardy Fish Children’s Foundation. Open to all 80+ players in Vero area. $50. 772 234 3664  

December 9
Christmas at the Airport, 10 a.m.to Noon hosted by Vero Beach Regional Airport, with Santa Clause flying in at 10:30 a.m., holiday music by Oslo Middle School, and light refreshments.  Free.

December 9
Blessing of the Fleet, 3:30 p.m. at Vero Beach Yacht Club, open to all boaters in Indian River and surrounding counties. 772-231-2211

December 9
Deeper than the Skin, an interactive musical presentation on Race in America by recording artists Reggie Harris and Greg Greenway, 4 p.m. at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of VB. Free; donations appreciated.

December 9
A Gala in Gold to benefit Hibiscus Children’s Center, 6:30 p.m. at the Moorings Yacht & Country Club – black-tie dinner dance with live entertainment and auctions. $250. 772-299-6011 x 313

December 9
An Evening with Jake VIP Reception, 7 p.m. at Vero Beach Country Club to benefit Jake Owen Foundation, which contributes to local youth programs, and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.  $250.  561-394-9190

December 9 & 10
Winter in the Park Fine Art & Craft Show, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Riverside Park.

December 10
St. Lucia Swedish Christmas Celebration, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. at Hallstrom House hosted by IRC Historical Society.  772-778-3435

December 10 & 11
Vero Beach High School Performing Arts Dept. Winter Holiday Concert, 2 p.m. Sun, 7 p.m. Mon. at VBHS PAC.  772-564-5497

December 12
An Evening with the Brasil Guitar Duo benefit concert hosted by Vero Friends of Atlantic Classical Orchestra, 4:30 p.m. at Orchid Island Beach Club followed by cocktail reception. $150.  772-460-0850

December 13
Friends of the Library Fashion Show and Fundraiser, 11:30 a.m. at Indian River County Main Library, showcasing Friends Gift Shop apparel and accessories; 25 percent discount and gift wrapping on items purchased that day.  $5 at the door. 772-226-3080 ext. 4550.

December 14
Emerson Center’s Humanities Series presents Christmas and All That Jazz performed by Fort Pierce Jazz & Blues Society, 7 p.m. at Emerson Center.  Donations appreciated.  772-778-5249

December 15
Indian River County Christmas Boat Parade, 5:30 p.m. assembly; 6 p.m. start between Alma Lee Loy and Merrill Barber Bridges, with finish at Vero Beach Marina. 772-692-7599

December 15
Space Coast Symphony Orchestra presents Tekalli Duo in Concert, featuring violinist Suliman Tekalli and pianist Jamila Tekalli, 7 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church.  $20; free 18 and under. 855-252-7276

December 16
Jingle Bell Jog 5K, 7:30 a.m. at South Beach Park to benefit Christian FM. 772-559-0514

December 16
ELC EcoTalks Speaker Series: Seagrasses of the Indian River Lagoon, 11 a.m. at Environmental Learning Center. discoverELC.org

December 16
Celtic Angels Christmas Concert: Christmas in Ireland, 7 p.m. at Vero Beach High School PAC, featuring Sheeva Quintet, Celtic Knight Dancers and Trinity Band Ensemble of Dublin. $35. 772-564-5537

December 16 & 17
A Citrus Christmas: All Things Florida Holiday Celebration, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Riverside Park to benefit Hope for Families Center. 772-567-5537 x326

December 16 & 17
Treasure Coast Chorale, community choirs and world-class soloists unite for 48th presentation of Handel's Messiah, 7 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.) at First Baptist Church. Donations appreciated. 772-567-4341

December 21 to 23
Holidays at McKee, 6 to 8 p.m. at McKee Botanical Garden – festival holiday lights & decorations, vintage Wurlitzer organ, model train display and a visit from Santa. Standard admission. 772-794-0601

December 24
Run Run Santa 1-Mile, 7:30 a.m. from Pocahontas Park - participants ALL racing in full Santa suits (no exceptions; suit included in registration) to benefit Healthy Start Coalition TLC Newborn program.  321-412-1830

December 28 to 30
Nights of Lights at McKee, 6 to 7:30 p.m. at McKee Botanical Garden - celebrate incoming year in peace and harmony surrounded by sights and sounds of nature.  Standard admission. 772-794-0601

December 28 to Jan. 1
Skydive Invasion at Skydive Sebastian, with multiple aircraft, world-class diving, beach jumps and Island Party. Sebastianinvasion.com.

December 29 & 30
Ballet Vero Beach presents world premiere of Nutcracker on the Indian River, a new Indian River twist on the beloved classic, 8 p.m. Fri. and 2 p.m. Sun. at VBHS PAC.  772-564-5537

December 30
Alize showcased at Sebastian Inlet State Park Night Sounds concert series, 7 p.m. at Coconut Point pavilions. Free with park entry fee. 772-388-2750

December 31
Hippy New Year-themed New Year’s Ball, 5 p.m. to midnight at north side of Indian River Mall, celebrating 50th anniversary of ‘Summer of Love’ with local singers, tribute Beatles band, Liverpool Live, midnight ball drop and fireworks, with proceeds to benefit Treasure Coast Players. Free admission; food and game tickets available for purchase.  520-460-4670

December 31
New Year’s Eve Dance, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the Heritage Center.  772-770-2263

JANUARY 2018

January 1
Run Vero’s Resolution Run 5K, 10 a.m. New Year’s Day at Riverside Park followed by post-race festivities to benefit Education Foundation of IRC.  772-569-7364

January 2 to 21
Riverside Theatre presents Million Dollar Quartet, a Tony Award-winning musical about a jam session with Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash and Carl Perkins on the Stark Stage. 772-231-6990

January 6
Golf Tournament at Bent Pine Golf Club to benefit Women’s Refuge, 11:30 a.m. lunch and 1 p.m. tee time, followed by awards ceremony.  $125; $475/foursome. 772-770-4424

January 7
Beachside Half-Marathon and 5K Walk/Run, 6:45 a.m. and 7 a.m. at Riverside Park to benefit IRC Healthy Start Coalition.  772-563-9118

January 7
Space Coast Symphony Orchestra presents Best of Broadway, 3 p.m. at Emerson Center.  $20; free 18 and under. 855-252-7276

January 7 to 20
Quail Valley Charity Cup events – 1/7 Tower Shoot at Blackwater Creek Ranch; 1/8 & 10 Bridge; 1/13 5K Walk/Run, Kids’ 1-Mile Fun Run, and Car Show, Craft Beer & Dine Around; 1/15 Gourmet Wine & Guest Chef Dinner; 1/17-20 Tennis Tournament; 1/18 In-Home Wine Dinners; 1/19 & 20 Golf Tournaments; 1/20 Grand Gala, all to benefit local charities focusing on children and education. Limited participation in all but 5K & Fun Run.  772-492-2020

January 8
Mardy Fish Children’s Foundation Charity Golf Tournament, 7:30 a.m. registration and breakfast, 8:45 a.m. shotgun start followed by 1 p.m. awards luncheon.  $500.  231-330-3984

January 11
Emerson Center’s Humanities Series presents rancher Sean Sexton on Local Legends: The Sexton Family, as part of the Treasure Coast History Festival, 7 p.m. at Emerson Center.  Free. 772-778-5249

January 12
Sebastian River Area Chamber of Commerce Concerts in the Park presents Penny Creek Band, 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Riverview Park. Free. 772-589-5969

January 12
Live from Vero Beach presents jazz, folk singers Livingston Taylor and Karla Bonoff, 7 p.m. at Emerson Center.  772-234-4412

January 12
Indian River Symphonic Association presents the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra featuring, Pinchas Zukerman, conductor & soloist, performing Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 5 in A Major, 7:30 p.m. at Vero Beach Community Church.  772 778-1070

January 13
Murder Mystery Road Rally, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to benefit Treasure Coast Community Health – leave from TCCH parking lot and accumulate clues along a rally route to solve the baffling crime. $125.  772-571-1986

January 13
Environmental Learning Center Fundraising Gala, 5 p.m. at Oak Harbor Clubhouse celebrating 30th anniversary with cocktails, dinner, auctions and dancing.  discoverELC.org

January 14
Vero Beach Opera presents Madama Butterfly, with international cast, orchestra and English supertitles, 3 p.m. at VBHS PAC. $30 - $100. 772-564-5537

January 14
Seed to Sea: Secret Supper, 6 p.m. at McKee Botanical Garden to benefit its Children’s Garden – secret multi-course, wine-paired dinner; location and chef a secret.  $250. 772-794-0601

January 15
International Lecture Series presents Robert Mankoff, I Only Read it for the Cartoons: An Insiders Cartoon History of The New Yorker, 4:30 p.m. at Vero Beach Museum of Art.  772-231-0707

January 15
Tenth Anniversary Vero’s Top Chef Challenge Qualifier, 6 p.m. at Bent Pine Golf Club to benefit Hope for Family Center.  772-567-5537 x326

January 16 to February 4
Riverside Theatre presents The Mystery of Edwin Drood, an interactive musical based on the unfinished novel by Charles Dickens on the Waxlax Stage.  772-231-6990

January 16 to February 20
King of the Hill Tennis Tournament to benefit Youth Guidance Mentoring & Activities Program, 6 p.m. Tuesdays at The Moorings Yacht & Country Club. $8.  772-979-5582

January 18
Atlantic Classical Orchestra performs Bernstein Serenade and Beethoven Symphony No. 9 joined by Treasure Coast choirs and Palm Beach Opera soloists, 7:30 p.m. at Community Church.  772-460-0850

January 18 – 21
Fellsmere Frog Leg Festival on grounds of Historic Schoolhouse, with great food, carnival rides, vendor booths and live entertainment, 4 to 11 p.m. Thurs. & Fri.; 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sat. and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sun. froglegfestival.com

January 19 & 20
Conference on Transforming Landscapes for a Sustainable Future hosted by Pelican Island Audubon Society, 6 p.m. Fri. and  9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sat. at Emerson Center. $25/$35. 772-567-3520

January 19 & 20
Ballet Vero Beach presents All Rodrigues, showcasing Ballet Master/Principal Dancer Camilo Rodrigues in three dances, including a world premier set to music by local composer Paul Gay, 8 p.m. Fri. and 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Sat. at VBHS Performing Arts Center.  772-564-5537

January 19 – 21
30th annual Art by the Sea - judged exhibition and sale by Vero Beach Art Club and Vero Beach Museum of Art members, opening reception 5 to 8 p.m. Fri., continues 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sat. and till 4 p.m. Sun. at VBMA.  Free.

January 20
Margo Donadio Memorial/Fire Girls 5K Run/Walk, 7:30 a.m. at South Beach Park to help provide mammograms for women in need. 772-360-7009

January 20
Bark in the Park, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Riverside Park to benefit Humane Society of Vero Beach and Indian River County - dog parade, Frisbee dogs, Sherriff’s K-9's, lure and agility courses and vendors to benefit Humane Society of VB & IRC. Free. 772-567-2044

January 20
ELC EcoTalks Speaker Series: Fascinating World of Bats, 11 a.m. at Environmental Learning Center. discoverELC.org

January 20 & 21
Sebastian Riverfront Fine Art and Music Festival, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. along the waterfront by Riverview Park, with 100+ artists, craftsmen and musicians showcasing their talents.  Sebastianartshow.com.

January 20 to June 3
Vero Beach Museum of Art - Paul Outerbridge: New Color Photographs from Mexico and California, 1948-1955. 772-231-0707

January 22
Have A Heart; Play Bridge For The Children, 8 a.m. at Vero Beach Country Club - party, duplicate or men’s Swiss games followed by lunch to benefit Children’s Home Society. $90.    772-344-4020 x 224

January 25
Live from Vero Beach presents folk singer Peter Yarrow, 7 p.m. at Emerson Center.  772-234-4412

January 26
Sebastian River Area Chamber of Commerce Concerts in the Park presents 20th Street Jazz Band, 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Riverview Park. Free. 772-589-5969

January 26
Main Street Vero Beach’s Downtown Friday Street Party, 6 to 9 p.m. on 14th Avenue.  Free. 772-643-6782  

January 26
Vero Beach Museum of Art Rock of Ages Gala, 6 p.m. with cocktails, movable feast and decades of music by Cactus Jack & the Cadillacs, The Paradise Band, DJ Willie and The British Invasion . $550. 772-231-0707

January 26
Indian River Symphonic Association presents Stefan Solyom and the Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra with pianist Gunilla Süssmann performing Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, 7:30 p.m. at Vero Beach Community Church.  772 778-1070

January 27
Treasure Coast Jazz Society presents Ed Metz Trio, 12:30 p.m. at Vero Beach Heritage Center. 772-234-4600

January 27
20th Anniversary Gala to benefit Gifford Youth Achievement Center, 5:30 p.m. at Oak Harbor Club, with cocktails, dinner, dancing and raffle.  $150.  772-794-1005

January 27
Souljam at Sebastian Inlet State Park Night Sounds concert series, 7 p.m. at Coconut Point pavilions. Free with park entry fee. 772-388-2750

January 27 to May 6
Vero Beach Museum of Art - Medieval To Metal: The Art & Evolution of the Guitar. 772-231-0707

January 30 to February 18
Riverside Theatre presents Lombardi, an inspiring play about a football legend, on the Stark Stage. 772-231-6990

FEBRUARY

February 1
Emerson Center’s Humanities Series presents actor Ersula Knox-Odum on The Voice of Mary McLeod Bethune, 7 p.m. at Emerson Center.  Free.  772-778-5249

February 2
Indian River Symphonic Association presents the Brevard Symphony Orchestra POPS Concert with Maestro Christopher Confessore and vocalist Michelle Amato honoring Leonard Bernstein’s 100th birthday, 7:30 p.m. at Vero Beach Community Church.  772 778-1070

February 3
Wine & Dine - Taste of France to benefit Hibiscus Children’s Center, 6 p.m. at Grand Harbor Golf Club – pairing French culinary delights and wines. $90.  772-299-6011 x 313

February 3
Vero Beach Opera presents An Evening with Verdi featuring Susan Neves and David Pershall, 7 p.m. at VBHS PAC. $30 - $50. 772-564-5537

February 3 & 4
Garden Club of Indian River County hosts Gardenfest: Nature’s Finest Marketplace, Sat. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sun. to 4 p.m. at Riverside Park, with 85+ vendors of plants and garden accessories, Ask the Experts lectures & demos, food court and children’s activities.  Free. 772-567-4602

February 3 to May 13
Vero Beach Museum of Art - Martin Lewis: Shadow & Light: The Etchings of Martin Lewis. 772-231-0707

February 4
Atlantic Classical Orchestra and Vero Beach Museum of Art Chamber Music Series present Three Generations of Beautiful Wind Music, 3 p.m. at VBMA. 772-231-0707 x 136

February 5
Tenth Anniversary Vero’s Top Chef Challenge Finale, 6 p.m. at Bent Pine Golf Club to benefit Hope for Family Center.  772-567-5537 x326

February 6
Film Studies 3 - Stranger than Fiction: Amazing True 1:30 p.m. or 7 p.m. Tuesdays thru Oct. 24 at Vero Beach Museum of Art. $60 & $80. 772-231-0707

February 8
Live from Vero Beach presents the American folk rock retrospective Live from Laurel Canyon, 7 p.m. at Emerson Center.  772-234-4412

February 9
Sebastian River Area Chamber of Commerce Concerts in the Park presents Professor Pennygoode’s Mighty Flea Circus, 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Riverview Park. Free. 772-589-5969

February 9 to 11
Art on the Island judged exhibition and sale hosted by Vero Beach Art Club at Marsh Island Clubhouse, opening reception 5 to 8 p.m. Fri., continues 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sat. & Sun. Free.  772-231-0303

February 10
Run Vero’s Cupcake 2-Mile, 8 a.m. from A.W. Young Park, with cupcake stop at 1 mile and post-race festivities to benefit Vero Beach Police Dept. Foundation. 772-569-7364

February 10
British Invasion Motor Car Exhibition, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at McKee Botanical Garden – 40 British and European vehicles on display. Standard admission. 772-794-0601

February 10
Bal en Rouge, Valentine Dinner Dance Gala, 6:30 p.m. at Oak Harbor Club to benefit United Against Poverty.

February 12
Pro-Am Golf and Golf Croquet Tournament at Riomar Country Club to benefit Senior Resource Association.  772-569-0760

February 13
Film Studies 4 - Come Spy with Me: Tales of Espionage and Intrigue, 1:30 p.m. or 7 p.m. Tuesdays thru Oct. 24 at Vero Beach Museum of Art. $60 & $80. 772-231-0707

February 15
Opera Studies at Vero Beach Museum of Art, Thursdays at 12:30 p.m. thru March 8. $55 & $75.  772-231-0707

February 15
Concerts in the Park: Don Soledad, 5 to 7 p.m. at Vero Beach Museum of Art.  $10 & $12. 772-231-0707

February 15
Live from Vero Beach presents the West Coast country rock band Poco, 7 p.m. at Emerson Center.  772-234-4412

February 15
Senior Resource Association Silver Tones Valentine’s Concert: Frank and Dean, 7 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church.  772-569-0760

February 15
Atlantic Classical Orchestra presents Barber’s Concerto for Violin with soloist Sirena Huang, Prokofiev’s Classical Symphony and Schuman’s Symphony No. 2, 7:30 p.m. at St. Edward’s Waxlax Center.  772-460-0850

February 16
Ballet Vero Beach presents Dance from the Dancers, original works choreographed by BVB’s own dancers, 7 p.m. at Vero Beach Museum of Art.  772-905-2651

February 16 & 17
Vero Beach High School Performing Arts Dept. presents Annie: the Musical, Fri./Sat. 7 p.m., 2 p.m. Sun. at VBHS PAC.  772-564-5497

February 17
Book Author Luncheon featuring Charles Todd, pen name for mother/son duo Caroline and Charles Todd, 11 a.m. at Vero Beach County Club to benefit American Association of University Women.  Verobeach-fl.aauw.net

February 17
ELC EcoTalks Speaker Series: Roseate Spoonbills, 11 a.m. at Environmental Learning Center. discoverELC.org

February 17
Treasure Coast Jazz Society presents Allan Vache Quintet, 12:30 p.m. at Vero Beach Heritage Center. 772-234-4600

February 17
Mardi Gras Celebration, 6 p.m. at Oak Harbor Club, with New Orleans cuisine, live music and casino games to benefit We Care Foundation of IR, which provides free healthcare to indigent patients. $200.  772-562-0123

February 22
Live from Vero Beach presents the classic ‘60s band The Association, 7 p.m. at Emerson Center.  772-234-4412

February 23
Sebastian River Area Chamber of Commerce Concerts in the Park presents Sharkbait, 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Riverview Park. Free. 772-589-5969

February 23
Main Street Vero Beach’s Downtown Friday Street Party, 6 to 9 p.m. on 14th Avenue.  Free. 772-643-6782  

February 24
Reach For the Stars Gala, 6 p.m. at Corporate Air Hangar to benefit Children’s Home Society, with cocktails, dinner, music and auctions. $200.  772-344-4020 x 224

February 25
Atlantic Classical Orchestra and Vero Beach Museum of Art Chamber Music Series present West Side Story to the Soldier’s Tale, 3 p.m. at VBMA. 772-231-0707 x 136

February 25
Indian River Symphonic Association presents the Staatskapelle Weimar Orchestra and conductor Kiril Karabits, featuring soprano Catherine Foster performing Wesendonck Songs, 7:30 p.m. at Vero Beach Community Church.  772 778-1070

February 26
Environmental Learning Center’s 25th annual Golfin’ for the Lagoon Charity Golf Tournament at Bent Pine Golf Club, 11 a.m. registration and lunch, 12:45 shotgun start, and 19th hole cocktail awards reception. $350. 772-589-5050 x 103

February 26
International Lecture Series presents suspense writer Frederick Forsyth, 4:30 p.m. at Vero Beach Museum of Art.  772-231-0707