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Vero Beach Museum of Art - 150 Years of Painting & Sculpture from the Permanent Collection thru Jan. 13; Made in Germany: Contemporary Art from the Rubell Family Collection thru Jan. 6.

Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge tours, 8 to 10 a.m. Wednesdays through March. Free; RSVP required. 772-581-5557 X 2

DECEMBER

December 6
A Night in the Garden, 5 p.m. at Garden Club of IRC to benefit Gifford Youth Orchestra, with hors d’oeuvres, music, silent auction and mingling with the ‘stars’ of the GYO. $50. 772-213-3007

December 6 & 7
Holiday Madrigal Dinners presented by Sebastian River Middle School Choral Department, 7 p.m. (doors open 6:15 p.m.) at Westminster Presbyterian Church. $20.  772-564-5185

December 6 to 8
Riverside Theatre for Kids presents Emmett Otter’s Jug Band Christmas, an adaptation of Jim Henson’s  Muppet production, 7 p.m. Thurs. & Fri., 2 p.m. & 7 p.m. Sat. on Stark Stage.  $10. 772-231-6990

December 6 to 9
Prism Concert at Sebastian River High School, showcasing the SRHS Concert Bands, Jazz Band, Flag & Dance Line and the SRHS Choral Program, 7 p.m. Thurs., Fri., Sat.; 2 p.m. Sat. & Sun.  $5 to $30. 772-564-4387

December 7
Wreaths & Wine, 6 p.m. at Dasie Hope Center, with entertainment, wine, hors d’oeuvres and auctions to benefit Dasie Hope afterschool programs. $40.  772-589-3535

December 7
Love at First Bite Farm to Table Dinner, 6:30 p.m. at Magnolia Manor Vero Beach, with locally sourced fare, entertainment and auction to benefit HALO No-Kill Rescue Shelter. $125.  772-589-7297

December 7 & 8
Riverside Theatre Howl at the Moon Ugly Sweater Party, 7:30 p.m. & 8:30 p.m., with Live on the Loop free entertainment at 6 p.m.  772-231-6990

December 7 to 9
Jake Owen Foundation Benefit Weekend begins Fri. 4 to 6 p.m. Singer Songwriter Happy Hour at Vero Beach Hotel & Spa showcasing new generation of country artists (free; portion of food/drink benefits JOF); Fri. 7 p.m. An Evening with Jake VIP Reception & Performance at Vero Beach Country Club;  Sat. Concert at Indian River County Fairgrounds, the final stop on Owen’s “Life’s Whatcha Make It” tour, with special guests Joe Diffie, Chris Lane and Morgan Wallen. Gates open 4 p.m.; 5 p.m. concert.  $45 to $150; and Sat./Sun. Hale Groves Indian River County Grapefruit Golf Pro-Am Invitational at Vero Beach Country Club.  jakeowenfoundation.org

December 8
‘Be Your Own Hero’ themed 5K to benefit Girls on the Run, a youth development program for girls, 8 a.m. at Indian River Charter High School. www.girlsontheruntc.org

December 8
Christmas at the Airport, 10 a.m. to Noon at Vero Beach Regional Airport, with Pelican Elementary School concert, light refreshments and the arrival of Santa at 10:30 a.m. Free.  772-978-4930

December 8
Grand opening of the U.S. Navy Armed Guard/Merchant Marines National Headquarters and Museum, 10 a.m. at 32 North Broadway, Fellsmere.  772-532-8749

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 9
St. Lucia Swedish Christmas Celebration, 2 to 4 p.m. at Hallstrom House hosted by Indian River County Historical Society. Free.  772-778-3435

December 9 & 10
Winter Wonderland Winter Concert featuring Vero Beach High School Symphonic and Jazz Bands, Chorus and Orchestras, 2 p.m. Sun. & 7 p.m. Mon. at VBHS PAC. $10 & $15.  772-564-5537

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

December 13
Florida Humanities Series presents ‘Christmas and All that Jazz’ with the Fort Pierce Jazz and Blues Society, 7 p.m. at Emerson Center.  Free.  772-778-5249

December 14 & 15
Riverside Theatre Comedy Zone’s Winter Nights, 7:30 p.m. & 9:30 p.m., with Live on the Loop free entertainment at 6:30 p.m.  772-231-6990

December 15
Paddle Dash (postponed from earlier date due to red tide) to benefit Keep Indian River Beautiful Lagoon Friendly Lawn program, with Paddle Races and a Corporate Paddle Battle; races begin at 8 a.m. from MacWilliams Boat Ramp and Park. 772-226-7738

December 15
AAUW Holiday Party, 3 p.m. at Westminster Presbyterian Church, with entertainment by Vero Beach High School Choral Group and refreshments. Free with donation of pre-K or early-reader book.

December 15
Christmas Cantata, 4:30 p.m. & 7 p.m. at Christ by the Sea, with full mix choir, soloists, 35-piece orchestra, living manger, liturgical dancers and dramatic narration.  772-231-1661

December 15
Vero Beach Centennial Boat Parade, 6 p.m. from Royal Palm Point.

December 18
Holiday Concert presented by Sebastian River Middle School Choral Department, 7 p.m. at First Baptist Church. Free.  772-564-5185

December 20 & 21
Christmas Road Trip, presented by City of Vero Beach Recreation Department’s Aerial Antics Youth Circus, with 200+ performers ages 3 to 25, 6 p.m. at Vero Beach High School PAC. $7 & $8.  772-567-2144

December 21 to 23
Holidays at McKee, 6 to 8 p.m. at McKee Botanical Garden, with holiday lights and decorations, vintage band organ, model train display and visits with Santa.  Standard admission.  772-794-0601

December 22
20th Street Jazz Band at Sebastian Inlet State Park Night Sounds concert series, 7 p.m. at Coconut Point pavilions. Park entry fee. 772-388-2750

December 23
Run Run Santa 1-Mile, 7:30 a.m. from Pocahontas Park, with ALL participants running in provided Santa suits.  321-412-1830

December 27 to 29
Wintergreen Night Lights, 5 to 8 p.m. at the Environmental Learning Center, with live entertainment, crafts, holiday-inspired crafts, games and reserved seat pontoon and canoe rides.  Details/costs at discoverelc.org/wintergreen-night-lights. 772-589-5050

December 28 & 29
Riverside Theatre Howl at the Moon Kiss 2018 Goodbye Party, 7:30 p.m. & 8:30 p.m., with Live on the Loop free entertainment at 6 p.m.  772-231-6990

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

December 30 & 31
Ballet Vero Beach presents the original production, Nutcracker on the Indian River, 8 p.m. Sun., 2 p.m. Mon. at Vero Beach High School PAC, features a local take on the original ballet. $10 to $75. 772-905-2651

December 31
Diamonds are Forever New Year’s Eve Centennial Celebration, 8 p.m. at Heritage Center and along 14th Avenue in Downtown Vero Beach hosted by Vero Heritage Inc. and Main Street Vero Beach, with champagne reception, dinner, dancing and floor shows by New Deco Orchestra, ball drop and fireworks at midnight. $85 and $150.  772-643-6782

JANUARY

January 1
Centennial Resolution Run 5K presented by Run Vero, 10 a.m. at Riverside Park with 10:45 a.m. kids run followed by post-race festivities. 772-643-7010

January 4 & 5
Ballet Vero Beach presents Premieres, with company premiers staged by choreographers Matthew Carter, Ariel Grossman and Camilio Rodriguez, 8 p.m. Fri.; 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Sat. at Vero Beach High School PAC. $10 to $75. 772-905-2651

January 4 & 5
Riverside Theatre Comedy Zone 7:30 p.m. & 9:30 p.m., with Live on the Loop free entertainment at 6:30 p.m.  772-231-6990

January 4 & 6
Vero Beach Coastal Classic, USGA and AAU gymnastics competitive regional and national qualifier at Intergenerational Recreation Center. 772-532-0473

January 5
H.A.L.O. Chase your Tail 5K Run/Walk, 7:30 a.m. from Sebastian Community Center to support the H.A.L.O. no-kill shelter.  772-589-7297

January 5
Celebrate the Arts Festival: ‘100 Years of the Arts’ hosted by Cultural Council of IRC, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Riverside Park, and RT Star performances and children’s activities 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Riverside Theatre.  Free.

January 5 & 6
Waldo Sexton Homestead Days, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. tour of Sexton’s 1914 homestead, with tales from his family members.  $10. 

January 5 to April 28
Seward Johnson exhibit, ‘Celebrating the Familiar’ at McKee Botanical Garden, featuring 20 bronze figures at human scale placed throughout the garden.  Standard admission.  772-794-0601

January 6
Beachside Half Marathon and 5K from Riverside Park, 6:45 a.m. Half-Marathon, 7 a.m. 5K, 9:45 a.m. free Kids Run and 9:50 a.m. free Toddler Dash to benefit Healthy Start Coalition. 772-633-8882

January 6
Space Coast Symphony Orchestra presents Broadway: One Singular Sensation, 3 p.m. at Emerson Center, with four all-star soloists.  855-252-7276

January 8 to 27
Riverside Theatre presents the Tony-award winning Webber/Rice musical Evita on the Stark Stage. 772-231-6990

January 10
Florida Humanities Series presents ‘Under the Florida Skies’ with Jon Bell of IRSC Hallstrom Planetarium, 7 p.m. at Emerson Center.  Free.  772-778-5249

January 11
Live from Vero Beach presents Tapestry: A Tribute to Carole King, 7 p.m. at the Emerson Center.  800-595-4849

January 12
Quail Valley Charities 5K Walk/Run, 7 a.m. and 8 a.m. at QVC River Club to benefit local charities focused on children and their education. 772-492-2033

January 12
Bark in the Park to benefit Humane Society of VB & IRC, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Riverside Park.  Free.  772-388-3826

January 12
Mangroves and Moonlight benefit, 6 p.m. on the grounds of the 64-acre Environmental Learning Center campus, with cocktails and small bites, auctions and Environmental Visionary Awards. $200 & $500.  772-589-5050 x113

January 12 & 13
Vero Beach Home & Remodel Show, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Indian River Fairgrounds. Free.

January 13
Vero Beach Opera presents Carmen, with orchestra and English subtitles, 3 p.m. at Vero Beach High School PAC.  772-564-5537

January 13
Seed to Sea Secret Supper multi-course wine pairing menu, 5:30 p.m. with chef & location announced the day before to benefit McKee Botanical Garden Children’s Garden. $250.  772-794-0601

January 15
Atlantic Classical Orchestra presents Romance and Revolution, 7:30 p.m. at Community Church of Vero Beach, featuring Grieg’s Piano Concerto and guest artist Philippe Bianconi. 772-460-0850

January 15 to 27
Vero Beach Theatre Guild presents the comedy, Miracle on South Division Street by Tom Dudzick.  772-562-8300

January 15 to February 26
King of the Hill Tennis Tournaments with area tennis pros competing for the title, 6 p.m. Tuesdays at the Moorings Yacht & Country Club to benefit Youth Guidance Mentoring & Activities Program. $10.  772-979-5582

January 17
Book signing and luncheon featuring Tatiana Holway, author of ‘The Flower of Empire: An Amazonian Water Lily,’ 12 Noon at McKee Botanical Garden.  $50, includes autographed book. 772-794-0601

January 17
Live from Vero Beach presents Early Elton: Elton John Hits from 1970-72, 7 p.m. at the Emerson Center.  800-595-4849

January 17 to 20
Fellsmere Frog Leg Festival on grounds of Historic School Complex, Thurs. & Fri. 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Sat. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sun. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., with carnival rides, vendors, live entertainment and food, including famed frog leg and gator tail dinners. Free admittance. Froglegfestival.com

January 18
Indian River Symphonic Association presents the Brevard Symphony Orchestra with A Musical Travelogue – from the Blue Danube to Spain, 7:30 p.m. at Community Church of VB.  $60.  772-778-1070

January 18 to 20
Art by the Sea, judged show and sale of works by members of Vero Beach Art Club and Vero Beach Museum of Art: Fri. 5 p.m. opening reception; Sat. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sun. to 4 p.m. at VBMA to support VBAC outreach programs.  Free. 772-231-0303

January 19
Inaugural Rail Trail 5K Run/Walk, 8 a.m. from North County Regional Park and over new I-95 pedestrian overpass to benefit Executive Roundtable of IRC. 

January 19
Treasure Coast Jazz Society presents Tom Hook & the Terrier Brothers, 12:30 at Vero Heritage Center.  772-234-4600

January 19
3 Ring Circus at Sebastian Inlet State Park Night Sounds concert series, 7 p.m. at Coconut Point pavilions. Park entry fee. 772-388-2750

January 19 & 20
Sebastian Riverfront Fine Art & Music Festival along the Indian River Drive by Riverview Park, with artist booths, food and entertainment.  Free.

January 21
International Lecture Series presents Academy Award-winning screenwriter Graham Moore on the Legacy of Sherlock Holmes, 4:30 p.m. at Vero Beach Museum of Art.  772-231-0707 x 136

January 22 to February 10
Riverside Theatre presents the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical drama Next to Normal on the Waxlax Stage.  772-231-6990

January 24
Diamonds in the Rough Dinner at Grand Harbor Golf Club to benefit Camp Haven.  772-999-3625

January 25
Vero Beach Museum of Art Gala - The Golden Age of Television, 6 p.m. at VBMA with cocktails, dinner and retrospective entertainment. $550 & up.  772-231-0707 x 111

January 25
Indian River Symphonic Association presents the Shanghai Opera Symphony Orchestra on its premier US tour, featuring the Butterfly Lovers Violin Concerto, 7:30 p.m. at Community Church of VB.  $90.  772-778-1070

January 26
Purple Heart Cane Ceremony, 1 p.m. at Navy SEAL Museum.  772-595-5845

January 26
Winter-themed Snow Ball to benefit Gifford Youth Achievement Center, 5:30 p.m. at Oak Harbor Club, with cocktails, dinner, dancing to the Ladies of Soul, and raffle prizes.  $150.  772-794-1005

January 28
Distinguished Lecturer Series presents Ret. Adm. James Stavridis, Dean of Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tuffs Univ., 4 p.m. & 6 p.m. at Riverside Theatre.  772-231-6990

January 31
Opera Studies Series hosted by Vero Beach Opera and Vero Beach Museum of Art, 12:30 p.m. Jan. 31, Feb. 7, 21 & 28, and March 7 at VBMA.  $55/$75.  772-231-0707 x 136

January 31
Live from Vero Beach presents The Long Run: Performing the Eagles Hits, 7 p.m. at the Emerson Center.  800-595-4849

FEBRUARY

February 1
Stories of Gratitude Luncheon, Noon at Costa d’Este to benefit Haiti Partners and its Children’s Academy and Learning Center.  772-539-8521

February 1
Love your Lagoon Gala, 6 p.m. at Quail Valley River Club to benefit Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute Foundation’s Indian River Lagoon Graduate Research Fellows program.  772-466-9876 ext. 200

February 2
Pelican Island Audubon Society presents Transforming Landscapes for a Sustainable Future, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Indian River County Fairgrounds, with learned speakers and discussions on local flora and fauna.  $10 & $15.  772-567-3520

February 2
Vero Beach Opera presents Bel Canto Concert, featuring Rossini, Bellini and Donizetti arias duets and ensembles, 7 p.m. at Vero Beach High School PAC.  772-564-5537

February 2 & 3
Gardenfest! Nature’s Finest Marketplace, at Riverside Park hosted by Garden Club of IRC, with 85 vendors featuring a huge selection of quality garden items, Ask the Expert lectures, demonstrations and Q&A sessions.  Free. 

February 3
Atlantic Classical Orchestra and Vero Beach Museum of Art Chamber Music Series present Contrast Duo, with violinist Yasa Poletaeva and pianist Darren Matias, 3 p.m. at VBMA. 772-231-0707 x 136

February 4 & 5
Starfest Luncheons, 11 a.m. at Quail Valley River Club featuring an inspiring speaker to benefit Childcare Resources. 772-567-3202

February 5 to 24
Riverside Theatre presents the heartwarming comedy, The Last Romance on the Stark Stage.  772-231-6990

February 7
Florida Humanities Series presents ‘Navy SEAL Museum: History Unfolds on our Beach’ with Rick Kaiser, NSM director, 7 p.m. at Emerson Center.  Free.  772-778-5249

February 7 to 9
Sunbonnet Sue Quilt Show: Treasures of the Treasure Coast, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Indian River County Fairgrounds, with vendors, judged quilt exhibition, raffles and door prizes.  $10 one day/$15 three-day pass. 

February 8
Cheers & Beers for a Healthy Lagoon, 6:30 p.m. at Walking Tree Brewery, a VIP party advancing Florida Craft Brew & Wing Fest. $75.  Floridacraftbrewandwingfest.com

February 8
Live from Vero Beach presents Classic Albums Live: Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours, 7 p.m. at the Emerson Center.  800-595-4849

February 8
Indian River Symphonic Association presents the Brevard Symphony Orchestra Pops Concert: Great Movies and a Grand Piano, with pianist Rich Ridenour, 7:30 p.m. at Community Church of VB.  $65.  772-778-1070

February 8 to 10
Reader’s Theatre Productions at Vero Beach Theatre Guild presents A Night at the Theatre, by Lawrence Casler. 772-562-8300

February 9
Cupcake 2-Mile presented by Run Vero, 8 a.m. kid’s race; 8:45 a.m. 2-mile from A.W. Young Park, with post-race festivities.  772-643-7010

February 9
Chevrolet Corvette Motor Car Exhibition, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at McKee Botanical Garden, with 40 Corvettes from 1953 inaugural year to current models.  Standard admission.  772-794-0601

February 9
Valentine’s Ball, 6:30 p.m. at Oak Harbor Club to benefit United Against Poverty, with dinner, dancing and auctions. 772-770-0740

February 9 to May 5
Vero Beach Museum of Art presents Victorian Radicals: From the Pre-Raphaelites to the Arts and Crafts Movement exhibition. 772-231-0707

February 10
Piano Quintet Concert, 3 p.m. at Christ by the Sea, featuring Schubert’s “Trout”: Piano Quintet.  772-231-1661

February 11
Pro-Am Golf & Golf Croquet Tournament at Riomar Country Club, 11 a.m. lunch and 12:30 shotgun starts, followed by 5 p.m. cocktails and dinner with awards and auction to benefit Senior Resource Association Meals on Wheels program. 772-569-0760

February 11
Distinguished Lecturer Series presents former Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels,  4 p.m. & 6 p.m. at Riverside Theatre.  772-231-6990

February 12
MusicWorks and Paris Productions presents Grammy winner and Rock and roll Hall of Fame inductee David Crosby, 7 p.m. at the Emerson Center.  $55 to $190.  772-234-4412

February 12
Atlantic Classical Orchestra presents Love’s Blossom, 7:30 p.m. at Community Church of Vero Beach, featuring Sibelius’ Violin Concerto with guest artist Tessa Lark. 772-460-0850

February 14
Silver Tones Valentine’s Concert, Heart & Soul, 7 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church hosted by Senior Resource Association.  772-569-0760

February 14
Live from Vero Beach presents the McCartney Years: A Paul McCartney Concert Experience, 7 p.m. at the Emerson Center.  800-595-4849

February 14
Indian River Symphonic Association presents the Russian National Orchestra featuring music by Chopin and Rachmaninoff, 7:30 p.m. at Community Church of VB.  $85.  772-778-1070

February 16
AAUW Vero Beach Book Author Luncheon Fundraiser, 11:30 a.m. at Vero Beach Country Club featuring Diane Stuckart, president of Florida Chapter of Mystery Writers of America.  $60.  772-559-7631

February 16
Florida Craft Brew and Wingfest, 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Royal Palm Pointe to benefit Rotary Club of Vero Beach Sunrise charities, with live entertainment, food and craft beers.  Free admission. Beer bracelets $35. Floridacraftbrewandwingfest.com

February 16
Treasure Coast Jazz Society presents Ed Metz Trio, with Nick Parrott & Rossano Sportiello, 12:30 at Vero Heritage Center.  772-234-4600

February 18
International Lecture Series presents A Life of Opening Nights, with Tony Award-winning choreographer Rob Ashford, 4:30 p.m. at Vero Beach Museum of Art.  772-231-0707 x 136

February 18
Riverside Theatre Supper Club, 6:30 p.m. cocktails and 7p.m. featuring Broadway and TV star Laura Benanti. $300 & $325.  772-231-6990

February 21
Educate and Celebrate at Grand Harbor Golf Club to benefit Haiti Partners, with unique Haitian arts and crafts and stories. 772-539-8521

February 21
Live from Vero Beach presents singer/songwriters Kara Bonoff and Jonathan Edwards, 7 p.m. at the Emerson Center.  800-595-4849

February 22 & 23
Riverside Theatre Comedy Zone’s Mardi Gras Nights, 7:30 p.m. & 9:30 p.m., with Live on the Loop free entertainment at 6:30 p.m.  772-231-6990

February 23
Gator Gallop Trail 5K Run/Walk, 7:30 a.m. along Lagoon Greenway to benefit Indian River Land Trust. 772-794-0701

February 23
Ride Poverty out of Town, a 37- or 100-mile biking challenge to benefit United Against Poverty, concluding with 4 p.m. Splash Party at Waldo’s.  772-770-4142

February 23
Wine & Dine Taste of Spain and Portugal, 6:30 p.m. at Grand Harbor Club, featuring entertainment and pairings of Spanish and Portuguese cuisine and wines to benefit Hibiscus Children’s Center.  $90.   772-299-6011 x 313

February 23
Cure Kids Cancer Gala & Silent Auction at Quail Valley River Club to benefit St. Baldrick’s Foundation to support childhood cancer research.  772-643-2893

February 24
Vero Beach Chamber Orchestra presents Mendelssohn’s Hebrides Overture, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3 and a Charles Ives entitled The Unanswered Question, 2 p.m. at Vero Beach High School PAC.  Free; $10 donation appreciated. 

February 24
Atlantic Classical Orchestra and Vero Beach Museum of Art Chamber Music Series present The High and Low of It, with soloists Tina Apelgren, Janet Harris and Tao Lin, 3 p.m. at VBMA. 772-231-0707 x 136

February 25
Distinguished Lecturer Series Kimberley Strassel, Wall Street Journal editorialist, 4 p.m. & 6 p.m. at Riverside Theatre.  772-231-6990

February 27
Vero Beach Museum of Art presents Fashion Meets Art featuring potter, designer and author Jonathon Adler, 4 p.m. with cocktails, presentation and trunk show.  772-231-0707