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SEPTEMBER

September 14
An Evening in Paris, 5 p.m. at Heritage Center - Parisian-themed vendors, wine tasting and Moulin Rouge-style entertainment to benefit Vero Heritage Inc. $25. 772-770-2263

September 14 to 24
Vero Beach Theatre Guild presents Eleanor Dixon in The Lady With All the Answers, about the life/letters of Ann Landers.  772-562-8300

September 15
Sebastian River Area Chamber of Commerce Lifestyle and Media Auction, 6 p.m. at Springhill Suites Vero Beach - live and silent auctions.  $10/$20. 772-589-5969

September 16
HALO Rescue’s Chase Your Tail 5K, 7:30 a.m. at Sebastian Community Center to support the no-kill rescue.  772-589-7279

September 16
International Coastal Cleanup hosted by Keep Indian River Beautiful, 9 a.m. to Noon at locations throughout the county.  KIRB.org or 772-226-7738

September 16
Treasure Coast Ride to Fight Suicide, kickstands up at 11 a.m. from Suncoast Mental Health Center in Vero, with after-ride party at Treasure Coast Harley Davidson in Martin County to benefit Suncoast.  772-812-8338

September 16
ELC EcoTalks Speaker Series: Nature Photography Workshop, 11 a.m. at Environmental Learning Center. discoverELC.org

September 16
Run Vero Twilight 2-Mile evening race, 6:30 p.m. (7:10 p.m. kids run) from MacWilliam Park, with post-race festivities to benefit VBHS Cross Country team.  772-569-7364

September 16 & 17
Regular Joe Surf Festival at north jetty to benefit Surfrider Foundation Sebastian Inlet Chapter. Sebastianinletsurfshop.com

September 20
National Suicide Awareness Month Community Health Forum, 5:30 p.m. at Brackett hosted by New Horizons followed by a light supper.  Free.  772-672-8333

September 22
Weiner Dog Races, 2 p.m. at Pareidolia Brewing Company in Sebastian to benefit HALO No-Kill Shelter, live music, food and drink specials, an All-Breed Fun Run and raffles. Dog registration $15. 772-589-7297

September 23
Lines in the Lagoon Tri-County Junior Fishing Tournament to benefit ORCA, Anglers for Conservation and CCA Florida, 7 a.m. lines in, 2 p.m. lines out, followed by 4 p.m. Family Awards Dinner at Capt. Hiram’s. $25 includes dinner. Linesinthelagoon.com

September 23
National Estuaries Day Celebration, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Environmental Learning Center, with dip-netting, mangrove potting, canoe trips, seining, Discovery Station Interactive Museum & Aquariums and family activities. discoverELC.org 

September 23
Celebrate the Arts Festival hosted by Cultural Council of IRC, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Riverside Park - fine art and performing artists, authors, musicians and nonprofits.  Free.

September 23
Dogtoberfest at Humane Society of Vero Beach and IRC, 12:30 to 4 p.m. - German food, beer, hayrides and canine activities.  772-388-3826

September 24
IRRC Game Show Series and Jackpot #1 at Indian River Riding Club, 8:30 a.m. exhibition, 10 a.m. jackpot barrels followed by game show.  Indianriverridingclub.org

September 24
National Estuaries Day, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Environmental Learning Center - canoeing, music, crafts and family fun.  Standard admission. 772-589-5050

September 24
Space Coast Symphony Orchestra presents An American in Paris, 3 p.m. at VBHS PAC, with remastered film, and music by Gershwin, Gould, Ellington and Saint-Saens. 855-252-7276

September 30
Save the Sea: Go Plastic Free statewide campaign launch at Jaycee Park, 8 a.m. donation beach yoga, 9 a.m. beach cleanup and 11 a.m. family BBQ hosted by Florida Young Democrats of IR.

September 30
Golf Tournament to benefit Women’s Refuge of Vero Beach, 8:30 a.m. shotgun start at Orchid Island Golf Club followed by lunch and prizes.  $125; $475/foursome. 772-770-4424

September 30
Hunt for Hope Florida scavenger hunt to fund IBC research through the Inflammatory Breast Cancer Network Foundation, 1 to 6 p.m. at Sebastian Riverview Park.  772-589-1140

September 30
Jeans, Stilettos and Pearls Scholarship Gala, 7 p.m. at Pointe West Country Club to fund Lambda Beta Zeta Vero Beach Chapter scholarships for local students.  $50.

September 30
20th Street Jazz Band at Sebastian Inlet State Park Night Sounds concert series, 7 p.m. at Coconut Point pavilions. Free with park entry fee. 772-388-2750

OCTOBER

October 3
National Night Out, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Humiston Park, to meet members of local law enforcement, fire rescue, EMA agencies and more.  Free.

October 3
Opening reception of Bodyscapes, photography by Allan Teger to benefit Friends in Pink, 5 to 8 p.m. at Gallery 14. Show runs thru Oct. 27.  Free.  772 562-5525

October 6 to 28
Oktoberfest Nights, 6 to 9:30 p.m. weekends at Riverside Theatre - live music, German food and seasonal beer.  Free admission. 

October 7
Project Learning Tree environmental education program for educators and parents of Pre-K to 12-graders, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Pelican Island Audubon Society’s Audubon House. $25. 772-567-3520

October 7
Fire Truck Pull Competition, 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Walking Tree Brewery, a fire truck tug of war among competing teams to benefit St. Baldrick’s Foundation, funding childhood cancer research.  $15 per contestant. 772-473-7741

October 7
Replogle Family Award Dinner Dance, 6 p.m. at Grand Harbor hosted by The Arc, Indian River County, recognizing outstanding support of special needs individuals. $125.  772-584-9511

October 7 & 8
Treasure Coast Pilot Club’s 30th annual juried Autumn in the Park Arts and Crafts Show, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Riverside Park to fund scholarships, Project Lifesaver and other programs. Free.

October 7 & 8
Special Olympics State Swimming Championships, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sat.; 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sun. at North County Aquatic Center, plus 8 p.m. Opening Ceremony and Dance at Indian River Intergenerational Center. specialolympics.org

October 8
American Association of University Women hosts Amanda Cox’s dance theatre performance Let Go, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. at Vero Beach Theatre Guild.  $30; students $15.   772-562-8300

October 10
Vero Beach High School Performing Arts Dept. presents Fall Choral Classics, 7 p.m. at VBHS PAC.  772-564-5497

October 13
Catch & Release, 1 to 4 p.m. at Camp Haven, with ‘Big Fish’ caught and tasked with raising donations to be released.  772-999-3625

October 13 to 15
Indian River Birding Festival and juried Nature Art Show hosted by Pelican Island Preservation Society and Pelican Island Audubon Society at Audubon House on Oslo Road, with Mini-Gala 6 p.m. Fri. ($50), continuing Sat. & Sun. with tours and lectures.  772-494-6306

October 14
United Way Day of Caring, 8 a.m. to Noon - kickoff breakfast and check-in at Freshman Learning Center before teaming up for community improvement projects.  772-567-8900 ext. 117

October 14
Pineapple Party at historic Hallstrom House, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. hosted by IRC Historical Society. 772-778-3435

October 14
Save the Chimps Member Day - tour the 150-acre sanctuary, home to roughly 250 rescued chimpanzees.  772-429-2225

October 14
OBA Sunset Saturday Night Concert hosted by 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Humiston Park on Ocean Drive. Free. 772 532-7983

October 14 & 15
Marine and Wildlife Art Festival and Craft Show, Nautical Flea Market & Seafood Festival and Treasure Coast Boat Show, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Indian River County Fairgrounds.  954-205-7813

October 21
Dan K. Richardson & William L. Marine Golf Classic to benefit Scholarship Foundation of IRC, 8:30 a.m. shotgun start at Grand Harbor Golf Club.  772-569-9869

October 21
American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk, 9 a.m. at Riverside Park to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer research, education, advocacy and patient services.  772-562-2272

October 21
ELC EcoTalks Speaker Series: Myths & Amazing Facts about Manatees, 11 a.m. at Environmental Learning Center. discoverELC.org

October 21
IRC Veterans and Family Picnic, Noon to 4 p.m. at Gifford Park, Vero Beach hosted by Veterans Council of IRC, American Legion Post 181 and Vietnam Veterans of IRC, with BBQ, music and children’s activities.  BYO lawn chairs.  772-538-7347

October 21
Howl-O-Ween Dog Costume Pawrade and Expo, 2 p.m. registration; 4 p.m. Pawrade at Dogs for Life. 772-567-8969

October 21
Black & White Masquerade Ball, 6 p.m. at Vero Beach Country Club to benefit Exchange Club of Indian River Foundation - cocktails, dinner, dancing, live and silent auctions.  $100.   772-559-2442

October 21
Run Vero’s Frightening 4K, 6 p.m. from South Beach Park - Halloween-themed race followed by free 6:45 kids race and festivities to benefit IR Elite Youth Track Club.  772-569-7364

October 21
HALO’s Hoedown, 7 p.m. at Indian River County Fairgrounds to benefit H.A.L.O. No-Kill Animal Rescue - live country music and dancing, BBQ, live and silent auctions. $75 & $100. 772-589-7297

October 21 & 22
Sebastian River Junior Woman’s Club’s Haunted House: Terror on Main Street, 7:30 p.m. at 1036 Main Street (by Sebastian United Methodist Church); not suggested for small children.  $8. sebastianhauntedhouse.org

October 22
Space Coast Symphony Jazz Orchestra presents Big Band Favorites, 3 p.m. at VBHS PAC with music of the 1920s, ‘30s and ‘40s.  855-252-7276

October 24 to November 12
Riverside Theatre presents Hank Williams: Lost Highway, a musical tribute on the Stark Stage.  772-231-6990

October 26
Read, Write & Brew, 6 to 9 p.m. at American Icon Brewery to benefit Education Foundation of Indian River County.  772-564-0034

October 26
Vero Beach High School Performing Arts Dept. presents Orchestral Spooktacular Concert, 7 p.m. at VBHS PAC.  772-564-5497

October 26 to 31
Sebastian River Junior Woman’s Club’s Haunted House: Terror on Main Street, 7:30 p.m. at 1036 Main Street (by Sebastian United Methodist Church); not suggested for small children.  $8. sebastianhauntedhouse.org

October 27
Half-Haunted Halloween, 4 to 7 p.m. at Environmental Learning Center, with nature nightmares and spooky sounds, live music and canoe trips.  Costumes optional. discoverELC.org

October 27
Downtown Friday Street Party hosted by Main Street Vero Beach, 6 to 9 p.m. on 14th Avenue.  Free. 772-643-6782  

October 28
City of Vero Beach Recreation Department’s 59th annual Halloween Parade & Costume Contest, 9:30 a.m. lineup at Vero Beach Women’s Club; 10 a.m. walk north along 14th Avenue to Community Center for children’s costume contest (up to age 17) and goodie bags. Free. 772-567-2144

October 28
Walk a Mile in Her Shoes, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Indian River Mall to benefit SafeSpace, with walkers donning red stilettos to stand against domestic violence.  772-223-2399

October 28
Rotary Ring of Fire Chili Challenge, 4 to 9 at Riverside Park hosted by Sunrise Rotary - entertainment and 7 categories of competition.  772-643-6343

October 29
Cat-a-comb Café, 12 Noon to 3 p.m. at Humane Society of Vero Beach and IRC, celebrating Halloween with a light brunch.  772-388-3826

October 29
Bowl to Build, 1 p.m. at Vero Bowl, costumed bowling to benefit Habitat for Humanity. $40 includes three games, shoe rental and $5 coupon toward food/drink.  All skill levels welcome.  772-562-9860

October 30
Chocolate, Champagne & Chefs, 6:30 p.m. at Quail Valley River Club to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters – dinner, decadent chocolate desserts and presentation of BBBS Award of Philanthropy.  $175. 772-770-6000

November 1
Saint Edward’s School and Vero Beach Book Center present astronaut Scott Kelly with the launch of his book, ‘Endurance: A Year in Space, A Lifetime of Discovery’, 7 p.m. at STEDs Waxlax PAC, followed by a brief meet & greet.  One book/one ticket $35; one book/two tickets $40.  772-5698-2050

NOVEMBER

November 2
Chimps Kitchen, 6 p.m. at Cobalt at Vero Beach Hotel and Spa to benefit Save the Chimps Sanctuary for rescued chimpanzees. $100; $175 for two.  772-429-2225

November 3
Scholarship Foundation of IRC Football Classic between Vero and Sebastian High Schools, 5:30 p.m. VIP BBQ Dinner; 7 p.m. kickoff at Sebastian River High School Shark Stadium.  772-569-9869

November 3 to 5
Sebastian Clambake Lagoon Festival at Riverview Park, 2 to 9 p.m. Fri., 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sat.; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sun. – live entertainment, vendors and a variety of seafood to benefit local charities through Sebastian Clambake Foundation. Free admission. sebastianclambake.com

November 4
Walk to Remember, 7:30 a.m. registration; 9 a.m. walk at Riverside Park to fund local Alzheimer & Parkinson Association programs/services.  772-563-0505

November 4
30th Anniversary Celebration of restored Railroad Station on 14th Avenue in Downtown Vero Beach, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. hosted by IRC Historical Society. 772-778-3435

November 4
Penny Creek Band at Sebastian Inlet State Park Night Sounds concert series, 7 p.m. at Coconut Point pavilions. Free with park entry fee. 772-388-2750

November 4 to April 29
McKee Botanical Garden - It’s a Jungle out There exhibition of animals made from recycled metal. 772-794-0601

November 5
Vero Beach Choral Society presents Wings of Song, with spirituals and selections from The Sacred Harp, 4 p.m. at Community Church of Vero Beach.  $20.  772-494-5011

November 5
Treasure Coast Chorale presents There's No Business Like Snow Business - A Celebration of the Winter Season, 7 p.m. at First Baptist Church. Donations appreciated.

November 6
Hope for Families Center Annual Dinner, ‘Be an HFC Lifesaver,’ 6 p.m. at Bent Pine Golf Club.  772-567-5537 x326

November 9
Art-tini Night, 3 to 7:30 p.m. at Marriott Springhill Suites hosted by Vero Beach Art Club - exhibits by Sebastian Middle School students and VBAC members. Free. 772-231-0303

November 9
Land Water Wildlife: Caring for Our Lagoon - dinner, dancing and auctions to benefit Indian River Land Trust, 6 p.m. at Rock City Gardens.  $175. 772-794-0701

November 9
Wine Women and Shoes, 6:30 p.m. at Sun Jet Aviation hangar to benefit Humane Society of Vero Beach and Indian River County - shopping, fashion show, Best in Shoe contest and auctions. 772-388-3826

November 11
Bazaar, Bake Sale and Craft Show, 8 a.m. to Noon at St. Francis Manor.  772-562-8575

November 11
OBA Sunset Saturday Night Free Concert, 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Humiston Park on Ocean Drive. 772 532-7983

November 13
Bridge in the Garden, 9 a.m. at McKee Botanical Garden - duplicate bridge and luncheon. $75. 772-794-0601

November 14
Literacy Services of Indian River County Author Series presents Miami Herald columnist and author Carl Hiaasen, 6:30 p.m. at Windsor Beach Clubhouse.  $150.  772-778-2223

November 15
2017 National Philanthropy Day Celebration, 5:30 p.m. at Vero Beach Museum of Art.

November 16 &17
Environmental Learning Center’s 25th annual Golfin’ for the Lagoon Charity Golf Tournament & Dinner at Bent Pine Golf Club. Thurs. 6 p.m. cocktails and dinner (non-players welcome); Fri. tournament, lunch and wards reception. discoverELC.org

November 16 to 19
House of Art, Culture & Design to benefit Cultural Council of IRC - Old Oak Lane home becomes a Designer Show House. Thurs. 6 p.m. Opening Night Gala with cocktails & dessert, Fri.  5 pm. Wine Tasting and Cigar Bar, Sat. 12 p.m. Luncheon and Fashion Show, Sun. 12 p.m. Classic Car Show and 3 p.m. High Tea with panel of designers. House open to public Fri. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sat. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sun. 12 to 5 p.m.  772-770-4857

November 17 to 19
20th annual Festival of Trees, a Sugar & Spice themed winter wonderland at Riverside Children’s Theatre.  772-410-0459

November 17 to 19
Vero Beach High School Performing Arts Dept. presents Little Women, the Musical, Fri./Sat. 7 p.m., Sun. 2 p.m. at VBHS PAC.  772-564-5497

November 18

Tactical 10K and 2-Mile Run/Walk, 7 a.m. from South Beach Park to raise fund for Vero Beach Police Dept. equipment.  772-978-4679