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Vero Beach Museum of Art: Restoring the Spirit: Celebrating Haitian Art thru Feb. 1.


JANUARY 2015

January 16 – April 12
McKee Botanical Garden presents Nature Connects, a LEGO Brick Exhibition by NY artist Sean Kenney, featuring 27 individual sculptures created using more than half a million LEGO bricks. 794-0601

January 30
Seminar with Judy Pittenger on The Great War, 9 a.m. at Vero Beach Museum of Art.  $100 members; $120 nonmembers, includes lunch.  231-0707

January 31
Rotary Club Vero Beach Oceanside Wild Game Fest, 4 to 8 p.m. at ranch of Jimbo Carroll, with buffet of assorted wild game and tamer fare, live music by Crooked Creek Band, dancing, games, competitions and auctions. $35; $45 at door (children under 12 free).

January 31
Carnevale de Venezia Grand Gala 2015, 6 p.m., with cocktails, dinner and dancing to benefit Vero Beach Museum of Art. Black-tie/masks encouraged.  $550.  231-0707

January 31 & February 1
Gardenfest! Nature’s Finest Marketplace at Riverside Park, hosted by Garden Club of Indian River County.  567-4602


FEBRUARY 2015

February 1
Art in the Park, works by Vero Beach Art Club members, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. along Humiston Park. 231-0303

February 2
AAUW Book Review Breakfast, 9:30 a.m. at Indian River State College Richardson Center, with Stanford Erikson reviewing The Harbinger, by Jonathan Cahn.  Free.  257-5703.

February 2
Fourth annual Starfest Luncheon to benefit Childcare Resources of Indian River County, 11:30 a.m. at Oak Harbor Club, with guest speaker Mel Robbins, author, syndicated radio host and award winning CNN contributor.  $150.  567-3202

February 2
Vero Beach Museum of Art International Lecture Series presents filmmaker Rick Beyer on The Ghost Army: The Untold Story, his PBS documentary on GI artists’ illusions to deceive Hitler during WWII, 4:30 p.m. in Holmes Great Hall; simulcast in Leonhardt Auditorium.   231-0707 x 136

February 3
Stories of Gratitude Luncheon, celebrating achievements and looking toward the future, to benefit Haiti Partners, Noon at Pointe West. $22.  539-8521

February 6
Indian River Land Trust buggy tour of Padgett Creek Ranch, a 1,600-acre Florida Ranchland property containing the Padgett Branch, a fresh water feeder to Blue Cypress Lake. Free; reservation required.  794-0701

February 6
First Friday Gallery Stroll, 5 to 8 p.m., opening night receptions at galleries along 14th Avenue in downtown Vero Beach. Free.  480-0491

February 6
McKee Movie Night, 6 p.m. at McKee Botanical Garden – bring a chair for family-friendly movie screening. Standard admission. 794-0601

February 7
Valentine Seminar hosted by IR Genealogical Society, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at IRSC Richardson Center, featuring Lisa Louise Cooke, creator of Genealogy Gems Podcast and author of The Genealogist's Google Toolbox, and Turn Your iPad into a Genealogy Powerhouse. $40 members; $45 nonmembers. 532-6288

February 7
Jazz at Noon presented by Treasure Coast Jazz Society features the Peter and Will Anderson Trio, 12:30 p.m. at Vero Beach Yacht Club. 234-4600.

February 7
The Valentine Ball: It’s all About Love, 6 p.m. at Oak Harbor Club, with cocktails, dinner and dancing to Re-Mix, and intriguing auction items to benefit Harvest Food and Outreach. $225.  778-3977

February 7
Passport to Wine & Dine, an interactive tour pairing fine wines with regional cuisines from around the world, 6 p.m. at Bent Pine Golf Club to benefit Hibiscus Children’s Center. $85.  299-6011 x 313

February 8
Art in the Park, works by Vero Beach Art Club members, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. along Humiston Park. 231-0303

February 8
Imagery & Imagination- From Steam Trains to the Opera, with internationally acclaimed flutist Ian Clarke, accompanied by pianist Dianne Frazer, 2 p.m. at Vero Beach Museum of Art.  $50 members; $60 nonmembers.  231-0707

February 8
Space Coast Symphony Orchestra presents The Great American Songbook with Jeff Shadley, 3 p.m. at Vero Beach High School Performing Arts Center, featuring a journey through a century of America’s greatest music.  855-252-7276.

February 8
Emerson Center’s Celebrated Speaker’s Series presents former lobbyist Jack Abramoff, 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., with 5:15 p.m. VIP reception, at the Emerson Center. $70 & $80. 778-5249

February 10
Trends in International Cinema: Life Styles, 5-part film studies course, Tuesdays at 1:30 or 7:30 p.m. at Vero Beach Museum of Art.  231-0707

February 12
Atlantic Classical Orchestra and Maestro Stewart Robertson present the World of Strauss and Beethoven, 7:30 p.m. at Waxlax Center for Performing Arts at St. Edward’s School (6:40 p.m. lecture): Schubert’s Die Freunde von Salamanka Overture, world premiere of commissioned work by Patrick Harlin, R. Strauss’ Horn Concerto No. 2, and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 2 with Brian Blanchard, French horn. $50-$60; students $5. 772-460-0850

February 13 & 14
Art on the Island hosted by Vero Beach Art Club at Marsh Island Clubhouse featuring judged show of three-dimensional fine arts and crafts.  5 p.m. Fri. opening reception, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sat.  231-0303

February 14
Sixth annual Motorcar Exhibition: Car Collectors’ Favorites, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at McKee Botanical Garden, with autos chosen from owners’ private collections.  $10.  794-0601

February 14
Saturdays with Seuss, parent/child drama and music program, 10 a.m. at Riverside Children’s Theatre.  $12 per child. 234-8052

February 14
Masters of Music Series features American folk and jazz singer-songwriter Livingston Taylor, Berklee College of Music faculty member and brother of James Taylor, 7 p.m. at the Emerson Center.  $20 to $75.  778-5249

February 15
Art in the Park, works by Vero Beach Art Club members, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. along Humiston Park. 231-0303

February 16
Atlantic Classical Orchestra Vero Friends’ Raiser Luncheon, 11:20 a.m. at Vero Beach Country Club.  772-460-0850

February 16
Riverside Theatre’s Premier Benefit Performance of West Side Story, with red carpet celebration, gourmet dinner and show premier, 5:30 p.m. $550-1,000.  231-6990

February 16
Indian River Symphonic Association presents Danish National Symphony Orchestra, with conductor Rafael Fruhbeck de Burgos and flautist Ulla Miilmann performing Sibelius Valse Triste, and C. Nielsen’s Maskarade Overture, Flute Concerto and Symphony #4, 7:30 p.m. at Community Church of Vero Beach. $75.  778-1070

February 17 – March 8
Riverside Theatre presents the multiple award winning classic, West Side Story, on the Stark Stage.  231-6990

February 18
Indian River Land Trust walking tour of Bee Gum Point along Atlantic Flyway, 9 a.m. easy but extensive walk on sandy trail. Free; no reservation required. 794-0701

February 19
Reading Between the Wines Cocktails and Silent Auction Event to benefit Literacy Services of Indian River County, 6:30 p.m. at Windsor Beach Clubhouse, guest speaker Terry Lyons, author of Bar Hopping Through America.  $125. 778-2223

February 19
Emerson Center Florida Humanities Series presents Sean Sexton, on past, present and future Florida cattle ranching, 7 p.m. at Emerson Center.  Free; no tickets required.  778-5249

February 20
McKee Movie Night, 6 p.m. at McKee Botanical Garden – bring a chair for family-friendly movie screening. Standard admission. 794-0601

February 20 & 21
Riverside Theatre Comedy Zone with comedians TBA, 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. on the Waxlax Stage. Free live music outside; optional food and bar service.  $16 & $18.  231-6990

February 20 – June 7
Exhibition opening at Vero Beach Museum of Art - Embracing Space and Color: Art On & Off the Wall.  231-0707

February 21
AAUW Book Author Luncheon, with guest speaker Mary Alice Monroe, 11 a.m. at Bent Pine Golf Club.  $50.  257-5703

February 21
4th Annual Florida Craft Brew and Wingfest, 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. along Royal Palm Point to benefit charitable projects of Vero Beach Sunrise Rotary Club, with live bands, wing competitions, craft beers and more. (Rain date March 1). Free event; beer tasting $35.

February 21
St. Baldrick’s Cure Kids Cancer Gala and Auction, 6 p.m. at Oak Harbor Club, with dinner, dancing, silent auction items and surprises to benefit St. Baldrick’s Foundation, funding research to combat pediatric cancer. $55 each; $100 for two.  643-2893

February 22
37th annual Sunrunners 10K and 10K Relay to benefit Girls on the Run, 7 a.m. from South Beach Park. Race $25/$30, Relay $35/$40 per 2-person team.  473-5417

February 22
Art in the Park, works by Vero Beach Art Club members, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. along Humiston Park. 231-0303

February 22
Atlantic Classical Orchestra and Vero Beach Museum of Art Chamber Music Series present Czech Music for Piano Trio, 3 p.m. at VBMA. $30 members; $40 nonmembers. 772-460-0850

February 22
Indian River Symphonic Association presents Brevard Symphony Orchestra, with conductor         Christopher Confessore performing Tchaikovsky Waltz of the Flowers, Wagner Ride of the Valkyries, J. Bach Air on the G String, Rossini Finale to the William Tell Overture, Selections from The King and I and the Wizard of Oz, 7:30 p.m. at Community Church of Vero Beach. 778-1070

February 23
Riverside Theatre’s Distinguished Lecturer Series presents Stuart Varney, host of Fox News’ Varney & Company, 4 and 6 p.m. on Stark Stage; simulcast on Waxlax Stage.  231-6990

February 23
Vero’s Top Chef Finale to benefit Homeless Family Center, with finalists from the qualifying event vying for the title, 6 p.m. at the Club at Pointe West.  $185.  567-5537 x 335

February 28
Inaugural Champions for Charity Golf Tournament hosted by Exchange Club of the Treasure Coast to benefit SafeSpace and other local charities, 8 a.m. shotgun start at Sandridge Golf Club. $100 registration includes lunch. 584-1087

February 28
Saturdays with Seuss, parent/child drama and music program, 10 a.m. at Riverside Children’s Theatre.  $12 per child. 234-8052

February 28
Jazz at Noon presented by Treasure Coast Jazz Society features the Bill Allred Classic Jazz Band, 12:30 p.m. at Vero Beach Yacht Club. 234-4600.

February 28
Emerson Center’s Celebrated Speaker’s Series presents acclaimed scientist Michio Kaku, author of The Future of the Mind, 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., with 5:15 p.m. VIP reception, at the Emerson Center.  $70 & $80. 778-5249

February 28
Rotary Club of Vero Beach Hollywood Gala, 6 p.m. at Oak Harbor with dinner, dancing and special guest Stephen Humphrey Bogart, son of Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart, to benefit Rotary Charities Foundation. Black-tie optional. $150.  231-6900


MARCH 2015

March 1
EcoFest 2015 at Environmental Learning Center, with live animals, music by The River Rats, activities and games, canoe paddles and exhibits.  589-5050

March 2
AAUW Book Review Breakfast, 9:30 a.m. at Indian River State College Richardson Center, with Jonna Macklin reviewing Behind the Beautiful Forevers, by Katherine Boo.  Free.  257-5703.

March 2
Vero Beach Museum of Art International Lecture Series presents authors/musicians Stuart Isacoff and Ed Shanaphy on Legendary Pianists, Composers and ‘The Great American Songbook’ – The Inside Stories, 4:30 p.m. in Holmes Great Hall; simulcast in Leonhardt Auditorium.  231-0707 x 136

March 2
Riverside Theatre Distinguished Lecture Series DLS Debates, topic TBA, 5:30 p.m. on Stark Stage.  231-6990

March 2
Bella Notte - A Beautiful Night to Celebrate Life 6 p.m. at Quail Valley River Club to benefit American Cancer Society. 562-2272

March 5
Coastal Conservation Assn. Treasure Coast 20th annual Banquet and Auction, 6 p.m. at Vero Beach Country Club.  473-7983

March 6
First Friday Gallery Stroll, 5 to 8 p.m., opening night receptions at galleries along 14th Avenue in downtown Vero Beach. Free.  480-0491

March 6
Educate & Celebrate: Wine & Food Tastings and Art Auction to benefit education in Haiti through Haiti Partners, 5:30 p.m. at Northern Trust Bank.  $125.  539-8521

March 6
McKee Movie Night, 6 p.m. at McKee Botanical Garden – bring a chair for family-friendly movie screening. Standard admission. 794-0601

March 7
Inaugural Vero Beach BBQ & Blues Festival, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Riverside Park, with an Artisans Alley of food paired with music by local and regional talent. A portion of proceeds will benefit the Blues Alliance of the Treasure Coast and the Rivers Coalition.  772-215-3490

March 7
Tenth annual Habitat Cracker Hoedown, 6 p.m. at Sun Aviation Hanger, with buffet, complimentary cocktail and cash bar, ‘cracker’ games and Bodacious the Mechanical Bull, live music and auction to benefit Indian River Habitat for Humanity. $75. 562-9860 x 209

March 9
Vero Beach Museum of Art International Lecture Series presents author Ross King on The Accidental Masterpiece: Leonardo and the Painting of the Last Supper, 4:30 p.m. in Holmes Great Hall; simulcast in Leonhardt Auditorium.    231-0707 x 136

March 9 - 11
Seminar with Tamar March on Parents versus Children: Intergenerational Conflict from Antigone to Mary Karr, 9:30 a.m. at Vero Beach Museum of Art. $195 members; $215 nonmembers.  231-0707

March 10 – 22
Riverside Theatre presents Side by Side by Sondheim, with an array of numbers by Sondheim, Bernstein, Jule Styne and Richard & Mary Rodgers, on the Waxlax. 231-6990

March 11
Indian River Land Trust walking tour of Bee Gum Point along Atlantic Flyway, 9 a.m. easy but extensive walk on sandy trail. Free; no reservation required. 794-0701

March 12
Art in Bloom Luncheon at the Vero Beach Museum of Art, with exhibition by top floral designers, and a luncheon presentation on the Flowers of Downton Abbey by Bruce Bailey, a horticulturist with a background din art history and design.  231-0707

March 12
Atlantic Classical Orchestra and Maestro Stewart Robertson present Mozart and Mendelssohn, 7:30 p.m. at Waxlax Center for Performing Arts at St. Edward’s School (6:40 p.m. lecture): Richard Rodney Bennett’s Partita, Mozart’s Concerto for two pianos in E-Flat Major, K 365, with pianists Barbara and Sebastian Bartmann, Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 4.  $50-$60; students $5. 772-460-0850

March 12 – 29
Vero Beach Theatre Guild presents the Sondheim musical Gypsy, based on memoirs of burlesque star Gypsy Rose Lee, directed by Jon Putzke.  562-8300

March 13
Indian River Land Trust walking tour of Spoonbill Marsh, a one-mile walk on uncovered boardwalks along man-made wetland marshes. Free; reservation required. 794-0701

March 13 – 15
64th annual Under the Oaks Fine Arts & Crafts Show at Riverside Park hosted by Vero Beach Art Club, with 200+ juried artists from around the country, Fri. and Sat. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free.  231-0303

March 13 – 22
Firefighter’s Fair at the Indian River County Fairgrounds. 

March 14
Dash in the Sand 5K, a 3.1 mile beach run/walk along the water’s edge, with prizes awarded in age groups from 5 to 80+, 7:30 a.m. from South Beach to benefit Hibiscus Children’s Center.  Advance registration $25. 299-6011 x 313

March 14
Royal Saturdays, parent/child drama and music program, 10 a.m. at Riverside Children’s Theatre.  $12 per child. 234-8052

March 14
Pelican Island Wildlife Festival, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Riverview Park in Sebastian, with arts, food, crafts, historical skits and environmental exhibits. 

March 14
Masters of Music Series features American singer/songwriter John Sebastian, a founder of The Lovin’ Spoonful, 7 p.m. at the Emerson Center.  $20 to $75.  778-5249

March 15
Vero Beach Chamber Orchestra concert featuring Gabriel Faure’s Pelleas et Melisande, and Felix Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 3, Scottish, 2 p.m. at Vero Beach High School Performing Arts Center. Donations accepted.

March 15
Treasure Coast Chorale presents When Irish Eyes Are Smiling, 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. at First Baptist Church.  Free will offering.  567-4341

March 15
Indian River Symphonic Association presents Brevard Symphony Orchestra, with conductor        Christopher Confessore and pianist Joyce Yang performing Beethoven Overture to Egmont, Prokofiev Piano Concerto No. 3, and Schubert Symphony No. 9 in C Major, 7:30 p.m. at Community Church of Vero Beach.  778-1070