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.
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
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
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
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
Saturday Safari parent/child drama and music program, 10 a.m. at Riverside Children’s Theatre. $12 per child. 234-8052
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
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
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
Owl Prowl, 8 p.m. at Pelican Island National Wildlife Sanctuary. Free, but reservations required. 581-5557 x 2
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
Ghost Stories at Hallstrom House, 3 to 5 p.m. with refreshments, hosted by Indian River County Historical Society. $15. Limited seating. 778-3435
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
Saturday Safari parent/child drama and music program, 10 a.m. at Riverside Children’s Theatre. $12 per child. 234-8052
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.
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
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.
Hunger Free Holidays Radiothon, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Treasure & Space Coast Radio to benefit Harvest Food and Outreach. 778-3977
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
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.
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
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
10th Annual Indian River Firefighters' Chili and Salsa Cookoff, 4 to 9:30 p.m. along the waterfront at Riverside Park.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
National Veterans Day Observance, 9 a.m. at Veterans Memorial Island Sanctuary, with guest speaker Command Sergeant Major (Ret.) Edward Britt. 770-4507
Impact 100 Kickoff Breakfast for current and prospective members featuring author Sally Armstrong, 7:45 a.m. registration; breakfast at 9 a.m. $50.
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
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
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
Eleventh annual Gifford Florida Youth Orchestra Concert, 2 p.m. at Gifford Community Center. Donations accepted. 778-5118
Art in the Park, works by Vero Beach Art Club members, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. along Humiston Park. 231-0303
Amateur Golf Tournament at Vero Beach Country Club to benefit Boys and Girls Clubs of Indian River County. 299-7449
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
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
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
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
Free life raft and safety equipment demonstration by Vero Beach Power Squadron, 2 p.m. at Riverside Park. 205-1859
Free Sunset Saturday Night Concert hosted by Oceanside Business Association, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Humiston Park on Ocean Drive.
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
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
Vero Classical Ballet production of The Nutcracker, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. at Vero Beach High School Performing Arts Center. 360-8577