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ONGOING

Vero Beach Theatre Guild: Yankee Tavern, a 9/11 conspiracy-theory thriller thru Sept. 23. 

Vero Beach Museum of Art - Post-War Impressions: Printmaking in the United States after WWII thru Sept. 23; 150 Years of Painting & Sculpture from the Permanent Collection thru Jan. 13.

USPA 2018 National Parachuting Championships hosted by Skydive Sebastian thru Sept. 28.

SEPTEMBER

September 21
Opioid Crisis Summit presented by Sebastian Chamber of Commerce, 1 p.m. at Sebastian City Council Chambers, to increase awareness and connect the public with resources toward prevention/treatment of opioid/prescription drug abuse.  772-589-5969

September 21 & 22
Riverside Theatre Comedy Zone Experience, 7:30 p.m. & 9:30 p.m., with Live on the Loop free entertainment at 6:30 p.m. 772-231-6990

September 21 to 23
Vero Beach Pirate Festival at Riverside Park, 2 to 7 p.m. Fri.; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sat.; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sun. with historical reenactments, vendors and displays, games, kid’s zone and live entertainment.  Verobeachpiratefest.com

September 22
Ruck March, a 6-mile march with participants carrying packs filled with 15 to 30 pounds of non-perishables, 8 a.m. near Veterans Memorial Island to raise funds for Iraq/Afghanistan monument, Upward American Veterans and food for Food Pantry IRC.  772-584-5157.

September 22
Screening of documentary, “Angst: Raising Awareness Around Anxiety,” 9 a.m. at Emerson Center hosted by IndiFlex Foundation and Sunrise Rotary Vero Beach, followed by mental health panel discussion.  Free. 

September 22
Super Fly Dance Off to benefit Feed the Lambs Enrichment Program, 6 p.m. at Courthouse Executive Center, with unlimited appetizers, cash bar and DJ Lisa playing music from 60’s & 70’s. $60; $100 for two.  772-501-2617

September 22
The Ladies of Soul and LOS Band at Sebastian Inlet State Park Night Sounds concert series, 7 p.m. at Coconut Point pavilions. Free with park entry fee. 772-388-2750

September 28
Main Street Vero Beach’s Downtown Friday Street Party, 6 to 9 p.m. on 14th Avenue.  Free. 772-643-6782  

September 28 & 29
Riverside Theatre Howl at the Moon Experience, 7:30 p.m. & 9:30 p.m., with Live on the Loop free entertainment at 6:30 p.m.  772-231-6990

September 29
Lines in the Lagoon Tri-County Junior Fishing Tournament, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. with casual awards dinner 4 p.m. at Capt. Hiram’s to benefit Ocean Research & Conservation Assn., Anglers for Conservation and Coastal Conservation Assn. $25 registration.  Linesinthelagoon.com

September 29
Oktoberfest, Noon to 11 p.m. at Walking Tree Brewery, with live music, German food and beer releases. 

September 29
Great Bike Bar-A-Thon Charity Bicycle Pub Crawl to benefit Marine Resources Council raising funds and awareness to save Indian River Lagoon, 12:30 p.m. from Sebastian’s Riverview Park.  SaveTheIRL.org

September 30
Hunt For Hope Florida, a family-friendly team scavenger hunt, 1 to 6 p.m. from Riverview Park, Sebastian to raise funds for IBC (inflammatory breast cancer) cancer research. 772-589-1140

OCTOBER

October 5 & 6
Gallery 14 hosts Sweeney: Spread the Love benefit for Children’s Home Society Transitional Home, Fri. 5 to 8 p.m. reception and Sat. 1 to 3 p.m. family day, with interactive coloring book session.  Free. 772-562-5525

October 6
Touch A Truck, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (first hour honk-free) at Indian River County Fairgrounds hosted by Kindergarten Readiness Coalition, with vehicles of every size and purpose, a scavenger hunt, games, arts, crafts and other activities.  $5/individual; $15/family; children 3 and under free. 772-617-4350

October 6
Running of the Wieners, 1 to 4 p.m. at Pareidolia Brewing Co.to benefit H.A.L.O. No-Kill Shelter, with live music, raffles and wiener races.  $20 dog entry fee.

October 6
Black & White Masquerade Ball hosted by Exchange Club of Indian River Foundation, 6 p.m. at Vero Beach Country Club, with cocktails, dinner, dancing and auctions. $100.  772-532-8758

October 6
Design for a Cause, grand reveal transformation cocktail reception, 6 p.m. at Ferndale Lodge in Sebastian to benefit Haiti Clinic.  $60; $100 for two.  772-567-4445

October 6 & 7
Autumn in the Park hosted by Treasure Coast Pilot Club, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Riverside Park, a juried arts and crafts show, with proceeds supporting local charities.  Free.  autumninthepark.info

October 6 to 10
2018 U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur Championship at Orchid Island Golf & Beach Club.  Usga.org

October 6 to January 6
Vero Beach Museum of Art presents Made in Germany: Contemporary Art from the Rubell Family Collection.  772-231-0707

October 10
CCA Treasure Coast BBQ, 6 p.m. at Walking Tree Brewery, with dinner and beer to benefit Coastal Conservation Assn. FL.  772-562-5978

October 11
An Evening in Paris, 6 p.m. at Heritage Center to benefit Vero Heritage Inc., with Parisian market, fashion show, live entertainment and French foods.  $50.  772-770-2263

October 12 & 13
Riverside Theatre Howl at the Moon Experience – Oktoberfest Nights, 7:30 p.m. & 9:30 p.m., with Live on the Loop free entertainment at 6:30 p.m.  772-231-6990

October 12 to 14
Indian River Bird and Nature Art Show at Sebastian River Art Club hosted by Pelican Island Preservation Society, with 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fri. Plein Air Paint Out and 6 to 8 p.m. Fri. artists’ reception, followed by public showing  9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sat. and to 4 p.m. Sun.  Also, 5 p.m. Sat. Sunset Cruise to Pelican Island Wildlife Refuge ($45) and 3 p.m. Sat. keynote talk by Missi Hatfield, both at Capt. Hiram’s. firstrefuge.org

October 12 to 14
Reader’s Theatre Productions at Vero Beach Theatre Guild presents 12 Angry Men, by Sherman Sergel. 772-562-8300

October 12 to 31
Terror on Main Street Haunted House, Oct. 12 & 13, Oct. 19 & 20, Oct. 25 to 27, and Oct. 29 to 31, 1036 Main Street Sebastian hosted by GFWC Sebastian River Junior Woman's Club. 772-663-8107

October 13
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk, 7 a.m. check-in, 8 a.m. opening ceremony, 9 a.m. walk at Riverside Park to support American Cancer Society efforts to fight breast cancer. 772-562-2272 x2406

October 13
Steven Mauldin Memorial Youth Rodeo, 1 p.m. at Fellsmere Riding Club, Fellsmere.  772-473-0989

October 13 & 14
Treasure Coast Marine Flea Market and Seafood Festival at Indian River County Fairgrounds. 

October 14
Great Duck Derby, 12 Noon to 4 p.m. at Capt. Hiram’s to benefit Treasure Coast Community Health, people ‘adopting’ ducks that race at 1:30 p.m. to the finish line at Hiram’s Sandbar.  772-257-8224

October 14
No Tail Left Behind pet adoption event, Noon to 4 p.m. at Walking Tree Brewery to benefit Humane Society of VBIRC, with adoptable pets, food trucks, vendors and raffles. 

October 14
Jeane Graves Charity Cupcake Challenge, 2 to 4 p.m. at the Heritage Center with three divisions of bakers competing for audience and judges’ votes, to benefit Parkinson’s research through Michael J. Fox Foundation. $10; $5 children 12 & under.  772 473 3410

October 18
Replogle Family Award Dinner Dance, 6 p.m. at Grand Harbor, with cocktails, presentation, dinner and dancing to benefit The Arc of Indian River County.  772-562-6854

October 19 & 20
Riverside Theatre Comedy Zone – Oktoberfest Nights, 7:30 p.m. & 9:30 p.m., with Live on the Loop free entertainment at 6:30 p.m.  772-231-6990

October 20
Frightening 4K, a costumed race presented by Run Vero, 6 p.m. from South Beach Park & free kid’s run at 6:45 p.m. followed by post-race festivities.  772-643-7010

October 20
Free Range Strange at Sebastian Inlet State Park Night Sounds concert series, 7 p.m. at Coconut Point pavilions. Free with park entry fee. 772-388-2750

October 23 to November 11
Riverside Theatre presents Smokey Joe’s Café on the Stark Stage, a fun-filled night of toe-tapping Rock n’ Roll classics. 772-231-6990

October 25
Concerts in the Park, rain or shine, 5 to 7 p.m. at Vero Beach Museum of Art featuring Don Soledad Group. $10/$12.  772-231-0707

October 26
Inaugural Street Art Spray Off, 6 to 9 p.m. on 14th Avenue during the Main Street Vero Beach Downtown Friday free street party, with street art and graffiti competitions and demonstrations by pre-selected artists.

October 27
Centennial Chili Challenge, 4 p.m. at Riverside Park featuring 30 chili competitors and 6 p.m. judging, live entertainment and family fun to benefit Sunrise Rotary Club. 772-494-6306

October 27
Half-Haunted Halloween, 5 to 8 p.m. at Environmental Learning Center, a not-so-spooky family-friendly event with canoe rides, spooky sounds, Halloween-themed crafts and games; costumes optional.  $5; $3 ages 2 to 11.  772-589-5050

October 28
Spooktacular Bowl to Build Scholars, 1 p.m. at Vero Bowl, with bowling & shoe rental, raffles, costume contests, $5 coupon and awards to benefit Habitat for Humanity Scholarship Program.  $40.  772-562-9860 x 214

October 29
Tenth annual Chocolate, Champagne and Chefs fundraiser to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters, honoring retiring CEO Judi Miller, 6 p.m. at Quail Valley River Club, with gourmet dinner, auctions and decadent chocolate desserts by local chefs. $200.  772-466-8535, option 3.

October 31
Halloween Bash at Heritage Center to benefit Vero Heritage Inc., featuring New Deco Orchestra.  $40 & $75.  772-770-2263

NOVEMBER

November 1
Tenth annual Chimps Kitchen, 6 p.m. at Cobalt Restaurant and Lounge to benefit Save the Chimps.  savethechimps.org

November 2 & 3
Navy SEAL Museum Muster: Fri. 5 to 8 p.m. Happy Hour with music, food & beverages; Sat. 8 a.m. Muster 5K Run/Walk Beach Challenge, 11 a.m. keynote speakers & tactical demos, and 1 p.m. Medal of Honor ceremony followed by music, food trucks & kids zone.  772-595-5845

November 2 to 4
Sebastian Clambake Lagoon Festival at Riverview Park to benefit charities supported by Sebastian Clambake Foundation, Fri. 2 to 9 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sun. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with live entertainment, vendors and seafood galore (food for land-lubbers too).  Free admission.

November 3
Paddle Dash, paddle board and kayak sprint races to benefit Keep Indian River Beautiful’s Lagoon Friendly Lawns program, 8 a.m. from MacWilliam Park boat ramp. 772-444-7871

November 3
Alzheimer & Parkinson Assoc. of IRC 15th annual Walk to Remember, 8:30 a.m. opening program; 9 a.m. walk at Riverside Park, with every dollar supporting local programs and services for residents dealing with memory and/or movement disorders.  772-563-0505

November 3
Gifford Youth Orchestra 15th Anniversary Concert, 2 p.m. at Gifford Youth Achievement Center.  772-231-3007

November 3
US Marine Corps 243rd Birthday Ball, 5:30 p.m. at Elk’s Club, presented by the Indian River Detachment. $40. 772-234-1512

November 5
Boys & Girls Clubs Pro Am Golf Tournament, 9 a.m. shotgun start at John’s Island West, followed by awards luncheon.  772-299-7449

November 5
Make Wishes Happen at Hope for Families Center Annual Dinner, 6 p.m. at Bent Pine Golf Club, with cocktails, dinner and auction.  772-567-5537 x 326

November 6 to 18
Vero Beach Theatre Guild presents the comedic thriller The Game’s Afoot or Holmes for the Holidays by Ken Ludwig.  772-562-8300

November 7
Ballet Vero Beach hosts NYC ballet company konverjdans, with dancers from the U.S.  Zimbabwe and the Philippines joined by BVB Ballet Master Camilo Rodriguez, 7 p.m. at Vero Beach Museum of Art Leonhardt Auditorium.  772-905-2651

November 8
Land Water Wildlife: Sustaining our Lagoon, 6 p.m. at Rock City Gardens to benefit Indian River Land Trust, with cocktails, buffet dinner, dancing and s’mores by the fire.  $175.  772-794-0701

November 8
Wine Women & Shoes, 6:30 p.m. at Sun Jet Aviation to benefit Humane Society of VB&IRC, with wine tasting, savory bites, designer shopping, silent and live auctions, fashion show and Best in Shoe contest. $100 & $150.  772-388-3826

November 9 & 10
Centennial Celebration area-wide Blessing of the Fleet for water craft of all sizes sponsored by Vero Beach Yacht Club and Vero Beach Marina; 5 p.m. Fri. captain’s meeting reception and 3 p.m. Sat. procession for blessing followed by BBQ ($15) at Yacht Club. 772-231-2211

November 10
2018 Veterans Day Ceremony, 9 a.m. at Veterans Memorial Island Sanctuary. 

November 10
Vero Beach Wine & Film Festival Cinema de la Mer White Party, 5 p.m. at a secret location (ticket holders learn location 48 hours prior), featuring film screening in outdoor setting. BYO picnic and dress in white.  $50.  772-217-3786

November 10
Celebrating Sunshine Kids Gala, 6 p.m. at Bent Pine Golf Club, recognizes 65th anniversary of Sunshine Physical Therapy Clinic with buffet, entertainment and auction.  $85.  772-562-6877

November 10
Vero Beach Pipes and Drums fundraiser concert in collaboration with Vero Beach High School Celtic Club, 7 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church. Free; $10 donation appreciated.  772-696-2546

November 12
Boys & Girls Club Golf Tournaments at Vero Beach Country Club: Nine & Shine nine-hole tournament for ladies only at 8:15 a.m. and Amateur Tournament at 12:30 a.m., with luncheon between the two at 11:30 a.m.  772-299-7449

November 12
March of Dimes Signature Chefs Auction, 6 p.m. at Quail Valley River Club, with local chefs offering tapas-style dishes, followed by live auction and dessert to support prematurity research/programs. 561-290-0905

November 14
National Philanthropy Day presented by Assn. of Fundraising Professionals honoring individual, group and corporate “Philanthropy through the Decades,” 5:30 p.m. at Vero Beach Museum of Art. $200. 772-978-5573

November 15
Inaugural Gifford Job Fair hosted by CareerSource Research Coast, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Gifford Achievement Center. Pre-registration encouraged.  Careersourcerc.com

November 15 to 18
St. Helen’s Harvest Festival on grounds of Historic Dodgertown, celebrates centennial of St. Helen’s Church, with carnival rides, games, food, vendors and family fun. 

November 16 to 18
Festival of Trees at Riverside Theatre campus, with Festival Forest, Santa’s Village, Christmas Shoppe, live indoor and outdoor entertainment: Fri. 5:30 p.m. Festival Gala, with silent auction, movable feast, vendors and A Swingin’ Christmas Concert with Michael Andrews ($125-$175); Festival Sat. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., including 4 to 8 p.m. Family Night, with pizza and giveaways; Sun. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  $10; $5/child ages 2 to 12.  Breakfast with Santa 9 a.m. Sat. & Sun. $22; $18 child. 772) 231-6990

November 17
Tactical 10k and 2 mile run, 7 a.m. from South Beach Park to help fund Vero Beach Police Dept. safety equipment not supported by budget. 

November 17
Vero Vino Wine & Food Festival, 4 p.m. at Heritage Center hosted by Unity Center of Vero Beach, with wine, hors d’oeuvres, live music and auction to benefit Boys & Girls Club of IRC and Little Birthday Angels.  $60. 772 538 1181

November 18
River Challenge Triathlon, 7:30 a.m. at Capt. Hiram’s Resort, with 1/4-mile swim, 12-mile bike ride and 3-mile run to raise awareness of environmental impact of plastics on the lagoon, with post-race awards party at Sandbar.  772-581-6179

November 22
Thanksgiving Day Trot Against Poverty, 7 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

DECEMBER

December 1
Vero Beach Art Club Art Trail, a ticketed open house of ten local member studios from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 772-231-0303

December 1
Candy Cane 3K Run presented by Run Vero, 5:15 p.m. followed by Oceanside Business Association Christmas Parade, 6 p.m. on Ocean Drive.

December 1
Christmas Banquet featuring Boston Marathon bombing survivor Rebekah Gregory, 5:30 p.m. at Oak Harbor Club, with dinner, live entertainment and auction to benefit Women’s Refuge of Vero Beach.  772-770-4424

December 4
Atlantic Classical Orchestra benefit concert hosted by Friends of the ACO, featuring famed pianist Alon Goldstein, 4:30 p.m. at Orchid Island Beach Club followed by cocktail reception.  $125.  772-460-0850

December 8
Ballet Vero Beach presents Tea Up for the Nutcracker, 12 Noon at Oak Harbor Club, a festive holiday afternoon of fun for all ages.  772-905-2651

December 8
Wonderland Gala, 6 p.m. at Moorings Yacht & Country Club, an elegant black-tie dinner dance to benefit Hibiscus Children’s Center. $250.  772-299-6011 x 313

December 8 to 10
Reader’s Theatre Productions at Vero Beach Theatre Guild presents Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol, by Tom Mula. 772-562-8300

December 13
Silver Tones Holiday Concert, Christmas on Broadway, 7 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church hosted by Senior Resource Association.  772-569-0760