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ONGOING

Vero Beach Museum of Art – The View out of His Window (and in his Mind’s Eye): Photographs by Jeffery Becton thru May 7; Larry Kagan Object/Shadow thru May 21; Deborah Butterfield: Horses thru June 4.

McKee Botanical Garden - Nature Connects: Art with LEGO Bricks by artist Sean Kenney thru May 7.

FEBRUARY

February 23
Martinis and Mixed-Media, 5 p.m. at Vero Beach Museum of Art to create your own masterpiece with instruction by artist Christina Thomas. $60. 772-231-0707 ext. 111

February 23
Silver Tones’ Concert, Songs of the Heartland, 7 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church. Free; donations appreciated. 772-469-3148

February 24
Keep Indian River Beautiful Environmental Awards Luncheon, 11:30 a.m. at Oak Harbor Club, honoring individuals, businesses and organizations for initiatives in recycling, litter removal and beautification. $10.  772-226-7738

February 24
Sebastian Chamber of Commerce Concerts in the Park featuring Relayer, 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Riverview Park. 772- 589-5969

February 24
St. Baldrick’s Cure Kids Cancer Gala and Auction, 6:30 p.m. at Bent Pine Country Club with dinner, dancing, silent and live auctions to raise money for St. Baldrick’s Foundation toward childhood cancer research.  $65. 772-633-4452

February 25
Gator Gallop 5K Trail Run/Walk, 7:30 a.m. along Lagoon Greenway to benefit Indian River Land Trust.  772-794-0701

February 25
Sea Oaks 14th annual Dick Knoll Charity Golf Tournament at Sandridge, 8 a.m. shotgun start followed by lunch at Sea Oaks Tennis Porch to benefit We Care Foundation of IRC for We Care Clinic.  $130. 772- 562-0123 

February 25
2017 Vero Road Rally Tour Magnifique featuring the impressive American Muscle Car Museum in Melbourne to benefit Treasure Coast Community Health.  Meet 9 a.m. at Fellsmere Health Center before heading up together to view 250+ classic cars and enjoy food, drinks and auctions. $125. 772-257-8224 ext. 201

February 25
Valentine Genealogy Seminar on Genealogy and the Law, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church Vero Beach organized by Indian River and  Brevard Genealogical Societies, Genealogical Society of South Brevard and Treasure Coast Genealogical Society. $35 & $40.  Registration required. 772-444-7470

February 25
Inaugural Pelican Island Audubon Society Great Air Potato Roundup, 9 to 11 a.m. at Oslo Riverfront Conservation Area, with prizes and fun to help control this invasive plant.  772-567-3520

February 25
Emerson Center Celebrated Speakers Series presents best-selling author Michael Pollan on America’s Food Chain: How it Broke…How it Can Be Fixed, 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. at the Emerson Center, with VIP reception at 5:15 p.m. 772-778-5249

February 25
Reach for the Stars Dinner Party honoring former Navy SEAL Richard (Rick) Kaiser, executive director of National Navy UDT-SEAL Museum, 6:30 p.m. at Corporate Air Hangar to benefit Children’s Home Society of Florida, with cocktails, dinner, live music, dancing and auctions.  $200. 772-925-9132

February 25 & 26
Shrimpfest and Craft Brew Hullaballoo, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sat., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sun. on grounds of Historic School House in Fellsmere, with Florida shrimp, craft and homebrews, vendors and activities to benefit Rotary Club of Sebastian and Fellsmere Exchange Club community programs. Free admission.

February 25 & 26
100th Anniversary Celebration of Grace Lutheran Church of Vero Beach, with Sat. 5 p.m. celebratory dinner, and Sun. 10 a.m. worship and 3 p.m. Festival Service.  772-562-2904

February 26
Sunrunners 10K Run/Walk, 7 a.m. from South Beach Park.  772-778-9797

February 26
Holocaust survivor and author Marian Blumenthal Lazan will discuss the book she co-wrote with another survivor, ‘Four Perfect Pebbles, A Holocaust Story’, 2 p.m. at Temple Beth Shalom.  Free, but reservations requested. 772-569-4700

February 26
Atlantic Classical Orchestra and Vero Beach Museum of Art Chamber Music Series present Fascinating Rhythm, 3 p.m. at VBMA. 772-231-0707 x 136

February 26
Adventures in Learning Lecture Series presents Matt Lamanna, assistant curator of vertebrate paleontology at Carnegie Museum of Natural History on Hunting for Dinosaurs, 3 p.m. at Environmental Learning Center.  $20; $10 students. 772-589-5050

February 26
Community Concert Series presents Double Identities, 4 p.m. at Community Church of Vero Beach with Rochelle Sallee and Andrew Galuska performing solo and duo virtuoso favorites on piano and organ.  Donations accepted.  772-469-2306

February 26           
Space Coast Symphony Orchestra presents The Planets: An HD Odyssey, with Holst's masterpiece and HD clips from NASA, 7 p.m. at Vero Beach High School Performing Arts Center. $20; students free. 855-252-7276                             

February 27
Vero Beach Museum of Art International Lecture Series presents ‘The Paint Detective’ Patrick Baty, a specialist in historic buildings decoration, 4:30 p.m. at VBMA with reception following. 772-231-0707

February 27
Fifty Years of Ford Mustang Celebration, 5:30 p.m. at Quail Valley River Club to benefit Crossover Mission, with beer, wine and food stations.  $100; $150 for two.  561-801-5987

February 27
Mardi Gras Celebration, 6 p.m. at Oak Harbor Club to benefit We Care Foundation of Indian River, with culinary tour of New Orleans, live entertainment and casino games and silent auction.  $200.  772-562-0123

February 28 to March 2
Wild Card Singles event at the Boulevard Tennis Club, with winner awarded main draw singles wild card or direct entry into April 25-39 Mardy Fish Children’s Foundation Tennis Championships at Grand Harbor Club. Entry fee $60. 917-770-0843

March

March 1
Indian River County Sheriff’s Office hosts the 23rd annual Florida Sheriff’s Youth Ranches BBQ, 2 to 7 p.m. at Sheriff’s Office Complex, with dinners, static displays, K-9, SWAT and CSOG demos, and tours. $5; children 5 & under free.

March 2
Live From Vero Beach presents The Weight: former members of The Band, 7 p.m. at Emerson Center.  772-778-5249

March 2 – 5
Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) is offering rides on restored 1929 Ford Tri-Motor, the first luxury airliner, at Vero Beach Regional Airport.  $70 in advance; walk-up $75; $50 children 17 and under.  877-952-5395. 

March 3
Educate and Celebrate, pairing wines with tapas-style dishes from local restaurants, live and silent auctions of Haitian artwork and crafts, 5:30 p.m. at Northern Trust Bank to benefit Haiti Partners. $75-$125.  772-539-8521

March 3
321 Improv and Silent Auction Fundraiser, 7 p.m. at Master’s Academy, with 321 Improve playing off of audience suggestions to benefit Master’s Academy expansion and the Salvation Army.  $5 students; $10 adults. 772-794-4655

March 3 – 31
Flametree Clay Art Gallery’s third biennial “Sexpots” Show, featuring suggestive and erotic clay art, opening reception (21 and older), 5 to 9 p.m. March 3. 772-453-5197

March 4
Operation Prom sponsored by Junior League of Indian River, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at St. Peters Missionary Baptist Church, offering local teens an opportunity to acquire free formal Prom attire, from gowns to tuxes. 772-532-2008

March 4
Save the Chimps Member Day, Noon to 3 p.m. guided tours of the 150-acre chimpanzee sanctuary, home to 250+ rescued chimps.  Space limited; registration required. Membership $50 adults; $25 ages 6-17 with an adult. 772-429-0403

March 4
Habitat Hoedown, 6 p.m. at Sun Aviation Hangar, with music and dancing to Bobby Owen Band, complimentary cocktail and cash bar, dinner, silent auction and games to benefit Habitat for Humanity.  $95.  772-562-9860 ext. 214.

March 4
ACS Hope Gala, 6 p.m. at Oak Harbor Club to benefit the American Cancer Society and honor Dr. William and Laura McGarry, with cocktails, dinner, auctions and entertainment by Mr. Motown.  $200; 35 and younger $150. 772-562-2272

March 4 & 5
Dialogue : Racism Workshop, examining racism through films and shared experiences and conversation, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sat.; 1 to 5 p.m. Sun. at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Vero Beach. $25 includes Sat. lunch.  772-778-4176

March 5
EcoFest, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Environmental Learning Center, with music, crafts, canoeing in mangrove tunnels, wildlife booths and family fun. Standard admission. 772-589-5050

March 7
Symphonic Masterpieces performed by Vero Beach High School Symphony Orchestra, 7 p.m. at VBHS Performing Arts Center.  772-564-5537

March 7 to 26
Riverside Theatre presents the musical sensation Mame on the Stark Stage.  772-231-6990

March 9
Boil & Brew, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Walking Tree Brewery to benefit Vero Beach Cultural Arts Village, with low country boil by Osceola Bistro, microbrews, music by Terry Dobson and raffle. $35. 772-770-4857

March 9
Florida Humanities Series presents Michael Francis, Ph.D. on Before Jamestown: Europeans, Africans, and Indians in La Florida, 1513-1607, 7 p.m. at The Emerson Center.  Free.  772-778-5249

March 9
Atlantic Classical Orchestra conducted by David Amado features Rappaport Prize Piano Concerto with pianist/composer Conrad Tao, 6:40 p.m. lecture; 7:30 p.m. concert at St. Edward’s School’s Waxlax PAC,. 772-460-0850

March 9 - 26
Vero Beach Theatre Guild presents the Tony-Award winning musical The Pajama Game.  772-562-8300

March 10
Sebastian Chamber of Commerce Concerts in the Park featuring Sebastian River High School Jazz Ensemble & Steel Drum Band, 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Riverview Park. 772- 589-5969

March 10
Live From Vero Beach presents The Long Run: hits from the Eagles, 7 p.m. at Emerson Center.  772-778-5249

March 10
Indian River Symphonic Association presents Brevard Symphony Orchestra and Conductor Christopher Confessore featuring The Three Cornered Hat with guitarist Pablo Villegas, 7:30 p.m. at Community Church of Vero Beach.  772-778-1070

March 10 – 12
Under The Oaks Fine Arts & Crafts Show at Riverside Park hosted by Vero Beach Art Club, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fri. & Sat., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sun.

March 10 to 19
Indian River County Firefighters Fair at the IRC Fairgrounds.

March 11
Mental Health Association 5K Run/Walk, 8 a.m. from South Beach Park.  772-569-9788 x 16

March 11
Inaugural Toss Out Child Abuse: Charity Cornhole Tournament at Walking Tree Brewery, 11 a.m. practice and registration followed by tournament at Noon to benefit Exchange Club of IR Foundation.  $40 per team of two.  772-532-9375

March 11
Treasure Coast Jazz Society presents Tom Hook and the Terrier Brothers, 12:30 p.m. at The Plaza; doors open at 11:15 a.m. $45 & $50. 772-234-4600

March 11
Friends of Sebastian Inlet State Park Night Sounds concert series features Remember When, 7 p.m. at Coconut Point pavilions.  Standard park entry fee.  321-984-4852

March 13
Riverside Theatre Distinguished Lecturer Series, 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. features celebrated writer Sir Salman Rushdie.   772-231-6990

March 14
Fifth annual Spring Dinner, 5 p.m. at Osceola Bistro, featuring farm-fresh items from Shining Light Garden, which grows and donates vegetables for local food banks and flowers to VNA Hospice. $85.  772-532-8777

March 14
Cause for Paws to benefit Humane Society of Vero Beach and Indian River County, 6 p.m. at Oak Harbor Club, with cocktails, dinner, and numerous live and silent auction items.  $225. 772-388-3826

March 15
Sebastian Area Historical Society presents author Ellen Stanley on ‘Pioneering Sebastian and Roseland,’ 7 p.m. at North Indian River County Library. Free. 

March 15
Navy SEAL Museum’s Trident House Charities and Renewal Coalition fundraiser, 5 p.m. at Square Grouper Tiki Bar in Ft. Pierce, with libations and music. $25 includes food and one drink. 772-595-5845

March 16
Art in Bloom Luncheon at the Vero Beach Museum of Art, pairing works from the permanent collection with creations by floral designers, luncheon and a demonstration by floral designer Bruno Duarate.  $200.  772-231-0707

March 17
Indian River Symphonic Association presents Royal Scottish National Orchestra, featuring soloist Nicola Benedetti performing the Brahms Violin Concerto in D major, Op.77, 7:30 p.m. at Community Church of Vero Beach.  772-778-1070

March 18
Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge Festival, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Riverview Park in Sebastian hosted by Pelican Island Preservation Society and U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Free.

March 18
Emerson Center Celebrated Speakers Series presents Michael Oppenheimer, Princeton professor and chief scientist at Environmental Defense Fund, on Climate Changes in the Wind or Just Blowing Smoke, 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. at the Emerson Center, with VIP reception at 5:15 p.m. 772-778-5249

March 18 & 19
Treasure Coast Chorale presents Be Our Guest, a family salute to Disney, 11 a.m. Fri.; 7 p.m. Sat. at First Baptist Church. Free will offering. 772-231-3498

March 19
Adventures in Learning Lecture Series presents Wallace Nichols, sea turtle biologist and research associate at California Academy of Sciences on Water for Well-Being, 3 p.m. at Environmental Learning Center.  $20; $10 students. 772-589-5050

March 20
Vero Beach Museum of Art International Lecture Series presents Clive Gillinson, Carnegie Hall executive and artistic director, on the famed concert hall’s inner workings, 4:30 p.m. at VBMA with reception following. 772-231-0707

March 20
Vero’s Top Chef Challenge Qualifying Event, 6 p.m. at Bent Pine Golf Club to benefit Hope for Families Center, with appetizer tastings from chef stations. $85 open seating; $1200 concierge table up to six people. 772-567-5537

March 21 to April 9
Riverside Theatre presents The Christians on the Waxlax Stage.  772-231-6990

March 23
Concerts in the Park, 5 p.m. at Vero Beach Museum of Art featuring Ed Shanaphy & Friends. $10 & 12. 772-231-0707

March 24
Sebastian Chamber of Commerce Concerts in the Park featuring Heart of Oak, 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Riverview Park. 772- 589-5969

March 25
10th annual HabiTrot to Higher Education, 5K and HabiDash for Kids, 7:30 a.m. from South Beach Park to support Habitat for Humanity scholarship fund.  Kids $10 kids, adults $30 advance; $35 race day.  772-562-9860 ext. 214.

March 25
St. Baldrick’s Signature Head Shaving Event, Noon at Capt. Hiram’s, a day of head shaving and old-fashioned fun as people ‘Brave the Shave’ to raise money for St. Baldrick’s Foundation for childhood cancer research. 772-633-4452

March 25
Treasure Coast Jazz Society presents the Frost Jazz Sextet from University of Miami, 12:30 p.m. at the Heritage Center; doors open at 11:15 a.m. $45 & $50.  772-234-4600

March 25
Viva La Zarzuela! Spanish Operetta presented by Vero Beach Opera, with flamenco dancers and classical guitar, 7 p.m. at Vero Beach High School Performing Arts Center.  772-564-5537

March 25 & 26
Twisted Tail Ribfest, a BBQ Food & Music Event hosted by Rotary Club of Vero Beach to benefit local charities, Sat. Noon to 8 p.m., Sun. Noon to 6 p.m. at Riverside Park, with food vendors, live music and a ‘Best Ribs in Vero Beach’ contest.  Free admission. TwistedTailRibfest.com

March 26
Atlantic Classical Orchestra and Vero Beach Museum of Art Chamber Music Series present Brahms and the Schumanns, 3 p.m. at VBMA. 772-231-0707 x 136

March 26
Monster Piano Concert, featuring five renowned area pianists playing five grand pianos, 3 p.m. at Christ by the Sea.  772-231-1661

March 26
Rock The Boat, 5 p.m. at the Moorings Yacht and Country Club to benefit Youth Sailing Foundation, with cocktails while viewing YSF sailing demonstration, silent and live auctions, dinner and live entertainment.

March 29
New York, New York-themed Bingo Luncheon to benefit Senior Resource Association, 11 a.m. at Oak Harbor Club. 772-569-0760

APRIL

April 1
Runners Depot Run Vero Race Series Citrus Classic 5K, 7:30 a.m. from Pocahontas Park with post-race festivities in Riverside Park.  772-643-7010

April 1
Live From Vero Beach presents Forbidden Broadway: Off-Broadway revue parody, 7 p.m. at Emerson Center.  772-778-5249

April 2
"Madam, I'm Adam" Poetry and Southern BBQ presented by Laura Riding Jackson Foundation, 3 p.m. at Laura Riding Jackson Home on Environmental Learning Center campus, featuring readings by poets Ken Hart, Brian Turner and Tony Hoagland. $25. 772-569-6718

April 2
Indian River Symphonic Association presents Brevard Symphony Orchestra and Conductor Christopher Confessore, featuring soloist Elmar Oliveira performing Beethoven Violin Concerto, 7:30 p.m. at Community Church of Vero Beach.  772-778-1070

April 2 – 4
Vero Beach High School’s 24th annual Red, White & Blue Band Concert, 2 p.m. Sun., 7 p.m. Mon. & Tues. at Performing Arts Center. 772-564-5537

April 3
Vero’s Top Chef Challenge Finale, 6 p.m. at Bent Pine Golf Club to benefit Hope for Families Center. $185 or $1,500 VIP table up to six people.  772-567-5537

April 4
Treasure Coast Jazz Society presents the Harry Allen and Grant Stewart Quintet, 7 p.m. at the Heritage Center; doors open at 5:45 p.m. $45 & $50.  772-234-4600

April 6
Blue Ribbon Luncheon Fashion Show, 11 a.m. at Oak Harbor Club to benefit Hibiscus Children’s Center, with haute couture fashion show, premier auction items and gourmet luncheon.  $150.  772-299-6011 X 313

April 6
Atlantic Classical Orchestra conducted by David Amado presents Brahms, Double Concerto in A Minor for Violin and Cello, with soloists Leonid Sigal and Ashley Garritson, 6:40 p.m. lecture; 7:30 p.m. concert at St. Edward’s School Waxlax PAC. 772-460-0850

April 6 to 9
Hibiscus Weekend, presented by Main Street Vero Beach kicks off 7 p.m. Thurs. with Miss Hibiscus Pageant at Heritage Center and continues Sat. with 7 a.m. Hibiscus Ride, and Sat./Sun. Festival, featuring Fine Art & Craft Show, Children’s Art Show, vendors, food and entertainment, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sat., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sun.  Free admission. 772-643-6782

April 7
Fifth annual Duplicate and Party Bridge Tournament to benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of IRC, 8:30 a.m. continental breakfast, play starts at 9 a.m. and luncheon follows.  $85.  772-299-7449

April 7
Sebastian Chamber of Commerce Concerts in the Park featuring Blue Cypress Bluegrass, 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Riverview Park. 772- 589-5969

April 8
Vero Cycling Club Hibiscus Ride, 11, 34, 50 & 70-mile options from Historic Train Station to kick off Hibiscus Festival.  772-473-3410

April 8
Keep Indian River Beautiful Green 2 Blue Extravaganza, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at North County Pool, with Recycle Regatta, Spash4Safety, Eco Expo and Eco Activities to celebrate Earth Day. Free. 772-226-7738

April 8
Soup, Soap and Salvation Dinner to benefit Salvation Army of IRC, with keynote speaker Travis Roy, author of Eleven Seconds, 5 p.m. at Oak Harbor Club.  772-978-0265 x 104

April 8
Polo with a Purpose hosted by BG Vero Beach Polo Club, 6 p.m. at Quail Valley Club to benefit Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and honoring Drs. Leonardo Mandina and Michaela Scott, with cocktails, dinner, auction and dancing.  $350.  772-999-3709

April 8
Live From Vero Beach presents The Kingston Trio, 7 p.m. at Emerson Center.  772-778-5249

April 8
Friends of Sebastian Inlet State Park Night Sounds concert series features St. John’s Wood, 7 p.m. at Coconut Point pavilions.  Standard park entry fee.  321-984-4852

April 9
Chimpathon 16K, 7:30 a.m. from St. Lucie Fairgrounds, with a run through Save the Chimps Sanctuary.  772-429-2225

April 11 to 30
Riverside Theatre presents Saturday Night Fever: Songs from the Bee Gees   on the Stark Stage.  772-231-6990

April 13
Florida Humanities Series presents Save the Chimps’ Executive Director Molly Polidoroff and senior veterinarian Dr. Jocelyn Bezner on the mission of the world’s largest chimpanzee sanctuary, located in Ft. Pierce, 7 p.m. at The Emerson Center.  Free.  772-778-5249

April 20
Concerts in the Park, 5 p.m. at Vero Beach Museum of Art featuring Dave Mundy & Soulfege. $10 & 12. 772-231-0707

April 20
Starlight and Sneakers Garden Party, 6 p.m. at Rock City Gardens to benefit The Arc of IRC, with cocktails, buffet dinner and entertainment by the Gypsy Lane Band.  $175.  772-584-9511

April 21 & 22
Ballet Vero Beach presents Bournonville, Balanchine, and Beyond, featuring Valse-Fantaisie, Pourquoi, and Bournonville Divertissement, 8 p.m. Fri., 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Sat. at Vero Beach High School PAC. 772-905-2651

April 21 – 30
2017 Mardy Fish Children's Foundation Tennis Championships at Grand Harbor Golf & Beach Club.  Apr. 21 – 24 qualifying round tickets $10; Apr. 25 – 30 main draw tickets $20; inclusive tickets $100; children 18 & under free.  VeroBeachTennisTickets.com.

April 22
Sebastian Chamber of Commerce 26th annual Golf Tournament, 7:45 a.m. shotgun start at Sebastian Municipal Golf Course followed by lunch.  $100.  772-589-5969

April 22
Tea at the Hallstrom House, a 2 p.m. traditional Swedish tea with guided tour to benefit Indian River County Historical Society.  $15.  772-778-3435

April 29
Children’s Art Festival, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Vero Beach Museum of Art featuring hands-on art activities and performances, and Indian River County Juried Student Exhibition Awards and Congressional Art Competition. 772-231-0707

April 29
All American Country BBQ Bash to benefit St Francis Manor of Vero Beach, with good, music, silent auction and children’s entertainment. 772-562-8575