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ONGOING

Vero Beach Museum of Art – Out of this World: The Art and Artists of NASA thru Sept. 25. 772-231-0707

SEPTEMBER

Sept. 17 to Jan. 2
Vero Beach Museum of Art presents landscape artist Bruce Marsh.   772-231-0707

September 24
Fins & Pins Golf Tournament, 8 a.m. at Sebastian Municipal Golf Course to benefit Sebastian River High School Boys & Girls Golf Team. $50 includes golf, range balls and lunch. 772-564-4398

September 24
National Estuaries Day, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Environmental Learning Center, with educational and entertaining activities including music by Lonnie & Jenni of Heart of Oak Music, guided walks, canoeing and dip-netting. Standard admission. 772-589-5050

September 24
Celebrate the Arts Festival, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Riverside Park hosted by Cultural Council of Indian River County, with displays and demonstrations by nonprofits, artists, authors and more.  Free.  772-770-4857

September 24
Guest presentation by Becky Thompson Murray, Kennedy Space Center Deputy Chief of Electrical Division of Engineering, on Women of NASA, 2 p.m. at Vero Beach Museum of Art.  Free. 772-231-0707

September 24
Mauldin Memorial Rodeo, 3 p.m. at Fellsmere Riding Club. 772-473-0989

September 24 to December 18
Vero Beach Museum of Art presents David Drake: Potter and Poet.  772-231-0707

September 25
Space Coast Symphony Orchestra presents Grand Canyon Suite: Seeing is Believing, 3 p.m. at Vero Beach High School Performing Arts Center, performing Michael Daugherty's Concerto for Timpani, Raise the Roof, Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue and Ferde Grofé's Grand Canyon Suite.  855-252-7276

OCTOBER

October 1
Lines in the Lagoon Tri-County Junior Fishing Tournament, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. with Awards Dinner 4 p.m. at Captain Hiram’s to benefit ORCA, Everglades Foundation and CCA Florida. 

October 1
25th annual Jungle Club 5K Run/Walk, 7:30 a.m. at the Jungle Club to benefit the Vero Beach Lifeguard Association. 772-567-1400  

October 1
Party at the Pineapple Plantation, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at historic Hallstrom House, with BBQ, tours, educational activities, crafts and vendors to benefit Indian River County Historical Society.  772-778-3435

October 1 & 2
Dialogue: Racism, a two-day workshop examining racism through films and discussion, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sat., 1 to 5 p.m. Sun. at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Vero Beach. $25 includes Sat. lunch. 772-778-5880

October 6 to 28
Think Pink Art Show at Gallery 14, with a portion of proceeds from sales and 100 percent of raffle proceeds benefitting Friends in Pink. Gala reception 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 7 during Gallery Stroll. 772 785-8730 or 772 562-5525.

October 7 & 8
Beach Town Music Festival at Indian River County Fairgrounds, featuring Fri. Bret Michael, Gin Blossoms, Edwin McCain and L.A. Guns; Sat. Jake Owen, David Nail, David Ray, Clare Dunn, Scotty Emerick and Adley Stump.  Beachtownfestival.com

October 7 to 15
Restaurant Week, with participating restaurants in Vero Beach, Sebastian and Fellsmere offering three-course, prix-fixe menus showcasing their best creations at prices similar to early bird menu pricing. 772-567-3491

October 8
Beachside Half Marathon, 5K Run/Walk and Toddler Dash to benefit Indian River County Healthy Start Coalition, 6:45 a.m. and 7 a.m. at Riverside Park. 772-563-9118.

October 8
United Way Day of Caring at various locations around the county begins with 8 a.m. welcome breakfast at First Presbyterian Church.  772-567-8900 x 117

October 15
Wine Women & Shoes, 5:30 p.m. at Bent Pine Clubhouse, with wine, hors d’oeuvres fashion and auctions to benefit Humane Society of Vero Beach and Indian River County.  $125 & $175. 772-388-3826

October 15
Friends of Sebastian Inlet State Park Night Sounds concert series features Remember When, 7 p.m. at park’s Coconut Point pavilions.  Standard park entry fee.  321-984-4852

October 15 to January 8
Vero Beach Museum of Art presents American Spirit: Selections from the Manoogian Collection. 772-231-0707

October 16
Jeane Graves Charity Cupcake Challenge, 2 p.m. at Heritage Center, with professional and individual divisions competing for attendee and judges votes, to benefit Michael J. Fox Foundation.  $10 at door.   772-473-3410

October 20
Vero Beach Museum of Art Concerts in the Park, 5 p.m. at VBMA.  $10 & $12.  772-231-0707

October 21
Bring items to fill boxes for military members overseas and enjoy refreshments at Holiday for Heroes, 5 to 8 p.m. at Main Street Studios & Galleries. 772-643-6782

October 21 – 23
Indian River Birding Festival hosted by Pelican Island Preservation Society and Environmental Learning Center, with Fri. plein air painting, 5 p.m. reception at ELC and 6:45 p.m. Owl Prowl; Sat. guided morning tours of Sebastian Inlet/Jungle Trail Florida Scrub Jays, West Vero wetlands birds and ELC campus, 5 p.m. Sunset Cocktail Cruise and 7:15 p.m. Blue Cypress Lake lecture; Sun. 7 a.m. Fellsmere Stickmarsh walk. Some charges apply.  772-494-6306 

October 21 – 23
Rocktoberfest beer and music festival at Indian River County Fairgrounds.  772-766-3083

October 22
Dan K. Richardson and William L. Marine Golf Classic, 8:30 a.m. shotgun start at Grand Harbor Golf Club to benefit Scholarship Foundation of Indian River County.  772-569-9869

October 22
Runners Depot Run Vero Race Series Frightening 4K, 6 p.m. from South Beach Park along shaded scenic neighborhoods.  772-643-7010

October 22
Boots Bowties and Bluegrass at home of Dr. Jim and Helen Shafer, with toe-tapping music by Blue Cypress Band, cocktails and food to benefit Senior Resource Association.  772-569-0760

October 24
Chocolate, Champagne & Chefs, 6 p.m. at Quail Valley River Club, with dinner, champagne and chocolates to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters and honor the Moonshot Moment Alliance.  $175. 772-466-8535 x 207

October 25 to November 13
Riverside Theatre presents Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash on the Stark Stage.  772-231-6990

October 28
Half-Haunted Halloween, a not-so-spooky evening at Enviromnental Learning Center, with music, spooky sounds, ‘nature nightmares’ and more. Costumes optional. Standard admission. 772-589-5050

October 29
Spoken Word Poetry Workshop for teens, featuring Sabrina “Fiyah Fly” Carpenter presented by Laura Riding Jackson Foundation, 1 p.m. at Environmental Learning Center.  Free. 305-860-0940

NOVEMBER

November 3
Samaritan Center Soup Bowl, with various locations throughout Indian River County serving soup donated by area restaurants and businesses during lunch, with a few at dinner. $5 donation to benefit Samaritan Center of IRC. $15 hand-crafted soup bowls available.  772-770-3039

November 4
11th annual Football Classic, Vero Beach High School vs. Sebastian River Hospital at Citrus Bowl Stadium, to benefit Scholarship Foundation of Indian River County, with tented VIP BBQ Dinner in the end zone at 5:30 p.m. followed by 7 p.m. kickoff and dessert at half-time.  $50.  772-569-9869

November 4
A Taste of Honey from Around the World, 7 p.m. at Audubon House to benefit Pelican Island Audubon Society, with samplings of world and local honey.  $30.  772-567-3520

November 4 to 6
Sebastian Clambake Lagoon Festival, Take me out to the Clambake, at Riverview Park with food and drink, entertainment and vendors to benefit local nonprofit organizations and public-purpose projects. 

November 5 to May 7
McKee Botanical Garden presents Nature Connects: Art with LEGO Bricks, by artist Sean Kenney, featuring 13sculptures built with 300,000+LEGO pieces and a build station.  Standard admission.  772-794-0601

November 7
Pro-Am Golf Tournament at John’s Island West to benefit Boys and Girls Clubs of Indian River County.  772-299-7449

November 7
Recapturing the American Dream Annual Dinner to benefit Hope for Families Center, 6 p.m. at Quail Valley River Club, with cocktails, dinner and auction.  772-567-5537 x 326

November 9
National Philanthropy Day, 5:30 p.m. at Oak Harbor Club hosted by Association of Fundraising Professionals to honor individuals and business for their fundraising, philanthropy, and volunteerism, with cocktails, sit-down dinner and awards ceremony. $75. 772-538-0815