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ONGOING

Vero Beach Museum of Art – Landscape artist Bruce Marsh thru Jan. 2; David Drake: Potter and Poet thru Dec. 18; American Spirit: Selections from the Manoogian Collection thru Jan. 8.

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

DECEMBER

December 8 to 11
Sebastian River High School Prism Concert, 7 p.m. Thurs. & Fri.; 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sat. & Sun., showcasing Concert and Jazz Bands, Flag and Dance Line, and SRHS Choral Program. 772-564-4387

December 9
Florida Humanities Series welcomes The Avenue D Choir for a Season in Song holiday showcase, 7 p.m. at The Emerson Center.  Free.  772-778-5249

December 9 to 11
Jake Owen Benefit Concert, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 9 at Vero Beach High School Performing Arts Center and Hale Groves Indian River Grapefruit Pro-Am Invitational Dec. 10 & 11 at Vero Beach Country Club, featuring No. 1 PGA golfer Jason Day, country singer Jake Owen and NASCAR champion Kevin Harvick, both to benefit Jake Owen Foundation, supporting local youth charities and the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. 561-394-9190

December 10
Art Trail sponsored by Vero Beach Art Club, a self-driven tour 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. of 10 artists’ studios to meet and learn about their creative process.  $25 advance; $30 event day.  772-231-0303

December 10
Christmas Stroll, Noon to 5 p.m. along beachside businesses, with 1 to 3 p.m. meet and greet at Humiston Park with Santa, Mrs. Claus and their elves, and Disney’s Mickey and Minnie Mouse, and musical groups at various locations. 

December 10
Wintergreen Night Lights, 4 to 8 p.m. at Environmental Learning Center, with music, nature crafts, holiday lights and canoeing. Standard admission. 772-589-5050

December 10
Winter Gala to benefit Hibiscus Children’s Center, 6 p.m. at The Moorings Yacht and Country Club, with cocktails, dinner, live music and entertainment and extensive silent and live auction items.  $250. 772-299-6011 X 313

December 10
Friends of Sebastian Inlet State Park Night Sounds concert series features 23 Treez, 7 p.m. at Coconut Point pavilions.  Standard park entry fee.  321-984-4852

December 10 & 11
Winter in the Park Fine Art & Craft Show, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Riverside Park, featuring a wide variety of handmade artwork and gifts.  Free.  330-493-4130

December 11
Fashion and Travel Show, 1 to 4 p.m. at Cottonways; bring non-perishable pet food donations for Senior Resource Assn. Pet Meals on Wheels program and receive raffle tickets toward prizes. 772-226-5665

December 11
St. Lucia Celebration and Traditional Swedish Tree Lighting, 2 to 5 p.m. at historic Hallstrom House hosted by Indian River County Historical Society. Admission is a food bank item. 772-778-3435

December 11
Community Concert Series presents Peace on Earth: A Christmas Celebration, 7 p.m. at Community Church of Vero Beach, with Chancel Choir, Vero Beach Choral Society, Atlantic Children’s Chorale, Atlantic Youth Choir, Nautilus, Atlantic Ringers, Tapestry Brass, and pianist Rochelle Sallee.  Free will offering.  772-562-3633

December 15
Silver Tones Holiday Concert, the Sound of Christmas Around the World, 7 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, with refreshments following.  $20.

December 15
Holiday Ball Christmas Dinner Dance and Food Drive for The Source, 7 p.m. at Heritage Center hosted by USA Dance Vero Beach, with music by Janice & Rene. $15. 772-770-9684

December 17
Christian FM Jingle Bell Jog 5K, 7:30 a.m. at South Beach Park. 772-569-0919

December 17
City of Vero Beach Recreation Department’s Aerial Antics Youth Circus presentation of Santa Who?  2 p.m. and 6 p.m. at Vero Beach High School Performing Arts Center. $6 children/seniors, $7 adults. 772-567-2144

December 17
St. Baldrick’s & Indian River Firefighters and Rescue Inaugural Truck Pull and Toy Drive hosted by St. Baldrick’s Foundation volunteers and Indian River Fire and Rescue, 2 p.m. on at Walking Tree Brewery in Vero Beach to raise money for childhood cancer research. Unwrapped toy donations will be delivered Arnold Palmer Children Cancer Center. 772-633-4452

December 17
Christmas on the Island Red Ticket Raffle & Clydesdales, 4 p.m. at Costa D’Este, with hors d’oeuvres, cash bar and Grand Prize Raffle Beachside.

December 17 & 18
17th annual presentation of Handle’s Messiah presented by Treasure Coast Chorale, joined by community choirs, Messiah Festival Orchestra and world-class soloists, 7 p.m. at First Baptist Church. Free will offering. 772-231-3498

December 18
Farewell performance of The Nutcracker: In Swingtime, 1:30 p.m. at Riverside Children’s Theatre, featuring RCT students, alumni and Ballet Vero Beach artistic staff, followed by gala champagne reception.  $125. 772-905-2651

December 21 to 23
Holidays at McKee, 6 to 9 p.m. at McKee Botanical Garden, with twinkling lights and decorations, luminaria lit pathways, a vintage band organ, large-scale model train display and Santa and Mrs. Claus. Standard admission. 772-794-0601

December 28 to 30
Nights of Lights, 6 to 7:30 p.m. at McKee Botanical Garden, with thousands of twinkling lights and holiday decorations, luminaria lit pathways, a triumphant vintage band organ and large-scale model train display.  Standard admission.  772-794-0601

JANUARY

January 1
Runners Depot Run Vero Race Series Resolution Run 5K, 10 a.m. from Riverside Park.  772-643-7010

January 3 to 22
Riverside Theatre presents the Broadway musical Chicago on the Stark Stage.  772-231-6990

January 7 to May 7
Vero Beach Museum of Art presents The View Out of His Window (and in his Mind’s Eye): Photographs by Jeffery Becton.  772-231-0707

January 8
Verdi’s Rigoletto presented by Vero Beach Opera, featuring MET artists Nelson Martinez and Keith Milloer, Academy of Vocals Arts Artists and Brevard Symphony Orchestra, 3 p.m. at Vero Beach High School Performing Arts Center.  772-564-5537

January 11
Atlantic Classical Orchestra conducted by David Amado features soloist Vyacheslav Gryaznov performing Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1, 6:40 p.m. lecture; 7:30 p.m. concert at Waxlax Center at St. Edward’s School. 772-460-0850

January 12
Florida Humanities Series presents author/journalist Lynn Waddell on Fringe Florida: The Unusual Subcultures of the Sunshine State, 7 p.m. at The Emerson Center.  Free.  772-778-5249

January 12
Indian River Symphonic Association presents Prague Philharmonia, featuring violinist Sarah Chang, 7:30 p.m. at Community Church of Vero Beach.  772-778-1070

January 12 – 22
Vero Beach Theatre Guild presents the hilarious comedy Cash on Delivery.  772-562-8300

January 13
Concerts in the Park featuring Ladies of Soul & the LOS Band, 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Riverview Park presented by Sebastian Chamber of Commerce. 772- 589-5969

January 13
Environmental Learning Center Gala, Vintage Cuba, Circa 1951, 6 p.m. at Orchid Island Beach Club. $200; VIP $400.  772-589-5050

January 14
Emerson Center Celebrated Speakers Series presents retired Gen. Michael Hayden, former CIA and NSA Director on How Terrorism Changes the Game: Lessons for Tomorrow, 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. at the Emerson Center, with VIP reception at 5:15 p.m. 772-778-5249

January 14
Friends of Sebastian Inlet State Park Night Sounds concert series features Four Shillings Short, 7 p.m. at Coconut Point pavilions.  Standard park entry fee.  321-984-4852

January 14 to May 21
Vero Beach Museum of Art presents Larry Kagan Object/Shadow.  772-231-0707

January 15
Atlantic Classical Orchestra and Vero Beach Museum of Art Chamber Music Series present Beethoven and Mozart, 3 p.m. at VBMA. 772-231-0707 x 136

January 17 to February 5
Riverside Theatre presents An Empty Plate in the Café du Grand Boeuf on the Waxlax Stage.  772-231-6990

January 17 – February 21
King of the Hill Tennis Tournament, 6 p.m. Tuesdays at the Moorings Yacht and Country Club to benefit Youth Guidance, with professional tennis players from Indian River and surrounding counties competing. $8.  772-770-5040

January 18
Diamonds in the Rough Dinner, 6 p.m. at Riomar Country Club to benefit Camp Haven, a transitional men’s shelter for homeless men and veterans.  772-999-3625

January 19
Live From Vero Beach presents Felix Cavaliere’s Rascals, 7 p.m. at Emerson Center.  772-778-5249

January 19 to 22
The Fellsmere Frog Leg Festival on grounds of historic Fellsmere School, featuring food, hundreds of vendor booths, music and rides, 4 to 11 p.m. Thurs. & Fri., 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sat., and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sun. Free admission.

January 20 & 21
Ballet Vero Beach presents Composers and Choreographers, featuring In Which Cio-Cio San Goes with Pinkerton, Ophelia, and Anything You Can Do, 8 p.m. at Vero Beach High School PAC. 772-905-2651

January 21
Bark in the Park, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Riverside Park to benefit Humane Society of Vero Beach and Indian River County, with canine activities, demonstrations and family fun. 772-388-3826

January 21 & 22
Sebastian Riverfront Fine Art & Music Festival, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Riverview Park, with 100+ professional artists, craftsmen and musicians showcasing their talents. Sebastianartshow.com.

January 23
Have a Heart Play Bridge for the Children, 9 a.m. at Vero Beach Country Club, with Duplicate, Party and Men’s Swiss Tournament bridge to benefit Children's Home Society of Florida's Transitional Living Program/Youth Transition Center. $80 includes lunch. 772-344-4020, X 224

January 23
Riverside Theatre Distinguished Lecturer Series, 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. features economist Arthur Brooks, president of American Enterprise Institute.  772-231-6990

January 27
Vero Beach Museum of Art Gala 2017: The Triple Crown, 6 p.m. mint juleps and champagne followed by dinner and dancing. 772-231-0707

January 27
Live From Vero Beach presents folk-rock guitarist Al Stewart, joined by Dave Nachmanoff, 7 p.m. at Emerson Center.  772-778-5249

January 27
Indian River Symphonic Association presents National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine featuring pianist Alexei Grynyuk performing Schumann Piano Concerto in A minor, 7:30 p.m. at Community Church of Vero Beach.  772-778-1070

January 28
Golf Outing hosted by St. Baldrick’s Foundation volunteers, Ray’s of Hope and the Eagles Nest, 8 a.m. at Sebastian Golf Course to raise money for childhood cancer research. $75 registration includes lunch.   772-633-4452

January 28 to June 4
Vero Beach Museum of Art presents Deborah Butterfield: Horses. 772-231-0707

January 30
Vero Beach Museum of Art International Lecture Series presents travel author Bill Bryson on Wanderlust & Journeys Through Life, 4:30 p.m. at VBMA with reception following. 772-231-0707

January 31 to February 19
Riverside Theatre presents Noel Coward’s Private Lives on the Stark Stage.  772-231-6990