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ONGOING

Downtown Vero Beach – monthly 5 to 8 p.m. First Friday Gallery Strolls.

Vero Beach Museum of Art - DeWitt Boutelle after Thomas Cole: The Voyage of Life thru Jan. 7 and Masters of American Photography thru Jan. 14.

Riverside Theatre - Oktoberfest Nights, weekends 6 to 9:30 p.m. with music, German food and beer. 

OCTOBER

October 12
Emerson Center’s Florida Humanity Series presents Craig Callan on The Dodgers Came to Town: How Big-Time Baseball Found Vero Beach, 7 p.m. at Emerson Center.  Free. 772-778-5249

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
Sebastian River Area Chamber of Commerce Lifestyle and Media Auction, 6 p.m. at Springhill Suites Vero Beach - live and silent auctions. [Postponed due to storm] $10/$20. 772-589-5969

October 13
Beer-B-Q & Auction, 6 p.m. at Walking Tree Brewery to benefit Coastal Conservation Assn. Treasure Coast Chapter – live music, auctions and 14 Bones BBQ. $50; $80/two.  321-271-7723

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 13 & 14
Trident Fitness Warrior Grind, riding 250 miles in 36 hours from Orlando to Ft. Pierce and back, with a night at U.S. Navy SEAL Museum, to benefit Operation Restored Warrior and Homefront K9.  Also Sat., 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Bud/s and Beyond Ops Course for ages 10 to 15.  772-595-5845

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
Fashion Show presented by Vero Beach High School Drama Competition Troup 2047, 2 p.m. at VBHS PAC, with students modeling clothing from local boutiques.  Adults $8; students $5 at the door.

October 14
Sebastian River Art Club’s 80th Anniversary Celebration, 4 to 6 p.m. at the SRAC Art Center, 1245 Main St.  Free. 772-581-8281

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 14 to 31
Christ by the Sea Pumpkin Patch, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, with variously sized pumpkins and gourds, gourmet foods and pies. 

October 15
Book Panel, Reception and Launch of ‘I Didn’t Cause It, I Can’t Change It: How Mothers of Adult Children with Co-Occurring Disorders Have Coped’ by Mary Ryan Woods, 3 p.m. at Oak Harbor Club hosted by Mental Health Assoc. and Westbridge. Free.  603-634-4446 x 161

October 15
Indialantic Chamber Singers present Heavens are Telling, 3:30 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church. Free; $10 donation appreciated. 321-426-0360    

October 20 to 28
Leo, A Ghost Story at Riverside Children’s Theatre.  772-231-6990

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
Family Fall Festival, 2 to 6 p.m. at Summer Crush Winery in Ft. Pierce to benefit Senior Resource Association – BBQ, live music, games and cash bar. $15. 

October 21
Black & White Masquerade Ball, 6 p.m. at Vero Beach Country Club to benefit Exchange Club of Indian River Foundation projects to combat child abuse - cocktails, dinner, dancing, live and silent auctions.  $100.   Exchangeclubofindianriver.org

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.  $20; students free. 855-252-7276

October 22
Reformation Hymn Festival, 4 p.m. at Our Savior Lutheran Church, commemorating 500 years of the Reformation. Free. 772-567-2253   

October 23
Signature Chefs Auction, 6 p.m. at Quail Valley River Club, with culinary creations by local chefs and unique auction items to benefit March of Dimes efforts to prevent birth defects, premature babies and infant mortality. $250. 561-290-0905.

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

October 26
Concerts in the Park: Dave Mundy & Soulfege, 5 to 7 p.m. at Vero Beach Museum of Art. $10 & $12. 772-231-0707

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 26 to November 2
Samaritan Center Soup Tureens display in the Vero Beach Museum of Art Atrium. 772-231-0707

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 27
‘Getting to Know You’ reception, 6:30 p.m. at Grand Harbor Beach Club hosted by Gifford Youth Orchestra to meet GYO muscians.  $60.  772-213-3007

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. 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.  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

November 1
Saint Edward’s School and Vero Beach Book Center host astronaut Scott Kelly, launching 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 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 & 4
Muster and Music Festival at U.S. Navy SEAL Museum – tactical demos and live music. 772-595-5845

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, historic reenactments, vendors, seafood and craft beers 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
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. [Postponed due to storm] 772-569-7364

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
Jeane Graves Charity Cupcake Challenge to benefit Michael J. Fox Foundation, 2 p.m. at Heritage Center, with professional, individual and junior bakers competing. $10; may be purchased at the door.  772-473-3410

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
Ballet Vero Beach presents Restless Creature: Wendy Whelan, 5 p.m. VIP cocktail party at The Pointe at Quail Valley to mingle with Whelan, followed by 7 p.m. screening at Majestic 11. $125 VIP party & reserved seating; $25 open seating. 772-905-2651

November 6
Hope for Families Center Annual Dinner, ‘Be a Lifesaver,’ 6 p.m. at Bent Pine Golf Club – cocktails, dinner and auctions. $250. 772-567-5537 x326

November 7
Film Studies 2 - Secrets & Lies: Stories of Real People during War Time, 1:30 p.m. or 7 p.m. Tuesdays thru Oct. 24 at Vero Beach Museum of Art. $60 & $80. 772-231-0707

November 8
Cheers to Ten Years Kickoff Brunch, celebrating 10th anniversary of Indian River Impact 100, 10 a.m. at Oak Harbor Club featuring Impact 100 founder Wendy Steele and several previous grant recipients. $50.  910-398-3632

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 9
Emerson Center’s Humanity Series presents author Jay Barnes on When the Wind Blows: Florida’s Hurricane History, 7 p.m. at Emerson Center.  Free. 772-778-5249

November 11
Veterans Day Ceremony, 11 a.m. at Veterans Memorial Island Sanctuary.

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 11
Celebrating Sunshine Kids Gala, 6 p.m. at Bent Pine Golf Club to benefit Sunshine Physical Therapy pediatric programs – entertainment and auctions, hors d’oeuvres, wine and cash bar. $75. 772-562-6877

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

November 13
Opening Tea for The Circle, a giving circle funding Vero Beach Museum of Art outreach programs, 3 to 5 p.m. at Marsh Island Clubhouse.  772-231-0707

November 14
Friends Fall Luncheon celebrating the works of Richard Rodgers, 11:30 a.m. at and to benefit Riverside Theatre.  772-231-6990

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, awards presentation and cocktail reception honoring local individual, group and corporate philanthropists. $75. 772-538-0815

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
Sugar & Spice-themed Festival of Trees to benefit Riverside Children’s Theatre – Festival Forest, Santa Village & Christmas Shoppe, Ice Skating Rink and Grand Festival Hall. Fri.6 p.m. Gala Preview Party with hors d’oeuvres, open bar and holiday Howl at the Moon show, $175; Sat. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. & Sun. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. $10 adults; $5 under 12. riversidetheatre.com or 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

November 18
Murder Mystery Road Rally, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to benefit Treasure Coast Community Health, accumulating clues along a rally route, leaving from parking lot of TCCH. $125.  772-571-1986

November 18
Vero Vino Wine & Food Festival, 4 to 6 p.m. at Heritage Center hosted by United Center of VB - wine, beer and food pairings to benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of IRC. $50.  verovinofestival.com

November 18
Jordan Thomas Orchestra’s Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald, featuring NYC vocalist Thana Alexa, 4:30 happy hour; 6 p.m. dinner/preshow at Italian American Civic Assn. Bella Italia Ballroom  $50 dinner & show. 772-778-1522

November 18
Viva Stouthouse, 7 p.m. at a private beachside home to benefit the Stouthouse stipend and building fund - classical guitarist Miguel Bonachea, refreshments and silent auction.  $125. 772-589-8826

November 19
Capt. Hiram’s River Challenge Sprint Triathlon: Tri-ing to Save our River, 7:30 a.m. at Capt. Hiram’s -500M river swim, 12-mile bicycle ride and 5K run to support CCA, ELC and ORCA.  Hirams.com

November 19
Inaugural Trap/Skeet Shoot, 9 a.m. at Indian River County Shooting Range to benefit For the Love of Paws Senior Pet Sanctuary. $75 includes shooting, prizes and lunch.  772-539-2417

November 23
Tenth annual Thanksgiving Day Trot Against Poverty, 5K Walk/Run followed by free sweet potato pancake breakfast, 7 a.m. at Riverside Park to benefit United Against Poverty.

November 23
11th annual Thanksgiving Day Dinner, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at First Church of God. Free to all. 772-562-2256

November 24
Main Street Vero Beach Downtown Friday Street Party, 6 to 9 p.m. on 14th Avenue.  Free. 772-643-6782  

November 25
ELC EcoTalks Speaker Series: Prehistoric Pottery, 11 a.m. at Environmental Learning Center. discoverELC.org

November 25
VB World Music Festival, showcasing music genres from Caribbean, Indie, Jazz, and Blues, plus arts, crafts, dance and international foods, Noon to 9 p.m. at Riverside Park. $25 & $35.

November 30 – December 2
Sunset Holiday Lights Canoe Trips, 5 p.m. Thurs. & Fri. at Environmental Learning Center and WinterGreen Night Lights 4 to 8 p.m. Sat. at ELC, with musical entertainment, nature crafts, photos with tropical Santa and canoeing a mangrove winter wonderland. discoverELC.org

DECEMBER

December 1 to 30
Holiday Nights, 6 to 9:30 p.m. weekends at Riverside Theatre - live music, full bars, food service and holiday lights. Free admission. 

December 2
Ballet Vero Beach presents Tea Up for the Nutcracker, 12 Noon at Oak Harbor Club - a festive afternoon of activities for all ages as a preview to Nutcracker on the Indian River.  772-905-2651

December 2
Vero Beach Art Club’s Art Trail - tour of 10 member artists’ home studios, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. self-guided tours.  $25 & $30.  772-231-0303

December 2
Run Vero’s Candy Cane 3K, 5:15 p.m. along Ocean Drive preceding the Vero Beach Christmas Parade to benefit Oceanside Business Assn. 772-569-7364

December 2
Rod MacDonald at Sebastian Inlet State Park Night Sounds concert series, 7 p.m. at Coconut Point pavilions. Free with park entry fee. 772-388-2750

December 3
Holidays in the Wild at Vero Beach Museum of Art, 1 to 4 p.m. with free family friendly activities.  772-231-0707

December 3
The 2017 Holiday Drama is titled Christmas Road Trip-themed Holiday Drama presented by Vero Beach Recreation Dept. Aerial Antics Youth Circus, 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. at Vero Beach High School PAC

December 8 & 9
Beach Town Music Festival at Indian River County Fairgrounds featuring Jake Owen, Clare Dunn and Edwin McCain.

December 9
Girls on the Run 5K Run/Walk, 7:30 a.m. at South Beach Park.  772-202-8015 

December 9
A Gala in Gold to benefit Hibiscus Children’s Center, 6:30 p.m. at the Moorings Yacht & Country Club – black-tie dinner dance and auctions. $250. 772-299-6011 x 313

December 10
St. Lucia Christmas, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. at Hallstrom House hosted by IRC Historical Society.  772-778-3435

December 10 & 11
Vero Beach High School Performing Arts Dept. Winter Holiday Concert, 2 p.m. Sun, 7 p.m. Mon. at VBHS PAC.  772-564-5497

December 14
Emerson Center’s Humanities Series presents Christmas and All That Jazz performed by Fort Pierce Jazz & Blues Society.  Free.  772-778-5249

December 16
ELC EcoTalks Speaker Series: Seagrasses of the Indian River Lagoon, 11 a.m. at Environmental Learning Center. discoverELC.org

December 16 & 17
A Citrus Christmas: All Things Florida Holiday Celebration, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Riverside Park to benefit Hope for Families Center. 772-567-5537 x326

December 16 & 17
Treasure Coast Chorale, community choirs and world-class soloists unite for 48th presentation of Handel's Messiah, 7 p.m. at First Baptist Church. Donations appreciated.

December 21 to 23
Holidays at McKee, 6 to 8 p.m. at McKee Botanical Garden – festival holiday lights & decorations, vintage Wurlitzer organ, model train display and a visit from Santa. Standard admission. 772-794-0601

December 24
Run Run Santa 1-Mile, 7:30 a.m. from Pocahontas Park - participants ALL racing in full Santa suits (no exceptions; suit included in registration) to benefit Healthy Start Coalition TLC Newborn program.  321-412-1830

December 28 to 30
Nights of Lights at McKee, 6 to 7:30 p.m. at McKee Botanical Garden - celebrate incoming year in peace and harmony surrounded by sights and sounds of nature.  Standard admission. 772-794-0601

December 29 & 30
Ballet Vero Beach presents world premiere of Nutcracker on the Indian River, a new Indian River twist on the beloved classic, 8 p.m. Fri. and 2 p.m. Sun. at VBHS PAC featuring.  772-564-5537

December 30
Alize showcased at Sebastian Inlet State Park Night Sounds concert series, 7 p.m. at Coconut Point pavilions. Free with park entry fee. 772-388-2750

December 31
Hippy New Year-themed New Year’s Ball, 6:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. at Indian River Mall, celebrating 50th anniversary of ‘Summer of Love’ with tribute Beatles band, Liverpool Live, midnight ball drop and fireworks. 

December 31
New Year’s Eve Dance, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the Heritage Center.  772-770-2263