Kid's Valentine's Party THURSDAY 2/13 • 6-7 PM INDIAN RIVER COUNTY MAIN LIBRARY 1600 21st Street • Vero Beach 1st through 5th graders are invited to come for games, crafts, music and more! Registration is not required. For more information contact Patti Fuchs at 772 770 5060 ext 4132 or email email@example.com.
22nd Annual Vero Beach Antique Show SATURDAY 2/15 & SUNDAY 2/16 • 10 AM - 4 PM GARDEN CLUB OF IRC 2526 17th Avenue • Vero Beach 22nd Annual Vero Beach Antique Show sponsored by Bougainvillea Circle, Garden Club of IRC will be held on Saturday and Sunday Feb. 15th and 16th from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Garden Club. 2526 17th Avenue, corner of 17th Ave. and 26th Street. Admission $2.00. Catered lunch available. Beautiful antiques, rare books, estate jewelry including gold pocket watches, sterling including flatware, porcelain, fine art, and much more. Also white elephant treasures, orchids and bromeliads. Parking in front and rear of building.
9th Annual Florida Craft Brew and Wingfest SATURDAY 2/15 • 11:30 AM - 4 PM ROYAL PALM POINTE 2 Royal Palm Pointe • Vero Beach 150 of the best craft & micro brews with local restaurants and groups selling chicken wings and competing for "Best Vero Beach Wings". Two stages with 4 bands. Family and dog friendly, just put Fido on a leash. Free General Admission with food & beer for purchase. Purchase unlimited beer tasting bracelet for $40 at website link below. More Info:http://floridacraftbrewandwingfest.com/
Award Winning Singer-Songwriter Icon Judy Collins to sing in Vero Beach SATURDAY 2/15 • 7 PM THE EMERSON CENTER 1590 27th Avenue • Vero Beach Judy Collins and her imaginative interpretations of traditional and contemporary folk standards and her own poetically poignant original compositions, return to the Emerson Center stage in a special performance on Saturday, February 15 at 7 p.m.
Judy Collins tickets purchased in the VIP section for this show include a PRE-SHOW private wine and cheese reception and SPECIAL parking. These seats are in the front of the theatre and are limited. Tickets are on sale now for all concerts. A special ticket discount of 15% off is offered for the purchase of 20 or more tickets (to one or more concerts) in one purchase and will be automatic at time of purchase with no code necessary. For Best Seats…Buy Tickets Now! Visit the website for available seating locations and ticket prices: www.MusicWorksconcerts.com or call (800) 595-4849.
Non-profit partners include Cultural Council of IRC, The Emerson Center, Grand Harbor Community Outreach, Indian River Land Trust, VNA & Hospice Foundation and The Mental Health Association in IRC and Quail Valley Charities. In-kind sponsors include ABC Printing as the Printing sponsor and Majestic Theatre as the Screen Sponsor.
Doors open at 6 p.m.; Seating at 6:30. Come early and enjoy a complimentary champagne toast. An elevator to the 2nd floor balcony is available as well as listening devices from the Emerson Center office. For more information call 772-234-4412.
Across a Barrier of Fear: The Life of Eleanor Roosevelt SUNDAY 2/16 • 1 PM VERO BEACH THEATRE GUILD 2020 San Juan Avenue • Vero Beach One of Americas most highly respected and admired First Ladies, Eleanor Roosevelt, once acknowledged that everything I ever did was accomplished across a barrier of fear.
On Sunday, Feb. 16, Jane VanBoskirk will appear in the one-woman play, Across a Barrier of Fear: The Life of Eleanor Roosevelt at the Vero Beach Theatre Guild. Written by Sharon Whitney, the play follows Eleanor from lonely, neglected childhood to the world stage. We trace her growing awareness of the world, witness through her eyes the political rise of Franklin D. Roosevelt, follow her as she reinvents the role of First Lady. We see how she learned to articulate her values and vision, how she kept moving forward despite disappointments and defeat, and how she built up her courage while facing daily that barrier of fear.
The afternoon begins with refreshments at 1pm, courtesy of Florida Eye Institute, followed by the play at 2 p.m. Tickets, at $40 per person, with student tickets at $20 each, are available from the Theater Guild box office, online through VeroBeachTheatreGuild.com, and at AAUW Vero Beach events.
The event is sponsored by the Vero Beach American Association of University Women, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. All proceeds will support scholarships, grants and programs for women and girls in Indian River County.
Vero Beach Introduces Joan Osborne THURSDAY 2/6 • 7-10 PM THE EMERSON CENTER 1590 27th Avenue • Vero Beach Joan Osborne and her trio of musicians will no doubt leave audiences with a soulful evening filled of tunes, stories and strong feelings of optimism. This concert is one in a series proudly presented to the community by LIVE! From Vero Beach.
Joan Elizabeth Osborne is an American singer, songwriter, and interpreter of music, having recorded and performed in various popular American musical genres including pop, soul, R&B, blues, and country. She is best known for her recording of the Eric Bazilian song "One of Us". She has toured with Motown sidemen the Funk Brothers and was featured in the documentary film about them, Standing in the Shadows of Motown. Just finishing a smashing successful tour, "Joan Osborne Sings the Songs of Bob Dylan," Joan is sure to delight the audience with some Dylan tunes. She is a three-time platinum Grammy-nominated singer, has made three albums of soul, R & B, and Blues covers, and has been referred to as "the most gifted vocalist of her generation and a singer who understands the nuaunce of phrase, time and elocution." Joining Ms. Osborne in concert is the amazing veteran pianist Keith Cotton along with a collaborating guitarist enabling the trio flexibility to play the songs in a subtle way or to crank them up from more of a party atmosphere!
First Friday Gallery Stroll featuring Stephanie Tuorto FRIDAY 2/7 • 5-8 PM DALE SORENSEN REAL ESTATE & GALLERIES & BUSINESSES IN HISTORIC DOWNTOWN VERO BEACH 1961 14th Avenue • Vero Beach Galleries and businesses in historic downtown Vero Beach participate in the First Friday Gallery Stroll. Both galleries and select businesses exhibit new artwork each month in a lively gallery reception atmosphere. Complimentary Golf Cart transportation is provided for the event! Transportation loop departs from the parking lot on 12th Ct. between the Twin Pairs(East & Westbound 20th St.) Come to Dale Sorensen's Downtown Office to see our featured artist Stephanie Tuorto!
11th Annual Motor Car Exhibition SATURDAY 2/8 • 10 AM - 3 PM MCKEE BOTANICAL GARDEN 350 US Hwy 1 • Vero Beach Don't miss the 11th Annual Motor Car Exhibition at McKee Botanical Garden featuring “The Best Cars From 40 Different Manufacturers”. Each year the McKee Motor Car Exhibition has a new theme, bringing a totally different array of cars for viewers to enjoy in the Garden. Last year featured 40 different years of one make, Corvette. The 2020 exhibition will be "The best cars from 40 different manufacturers." Road cars and racers from several countries will be included. The variety will be exceptional, as will the cars. Early entries include a 1913 Buick, 1940 LaSalle, and 1954 Swallow Doretti. Modern exotics will also be in the Garden.
General admission rates apply: $15 Adults, $13 Seniors, $10 Children ages 2-12. McKee members and children under 2 free.
17th Annual Mother/Daughter Tea Party SATURDAY 2/8 • 2-4 PM CITY OF VERO BEACH RECREATION DEPARTMENT 2266 14th Avenue • Vero Beach The City of Vero Beach Recreation Department will host the 17th Annual Mother/Daughter Tea Party on Saturday, February 8, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. at the Vero Beach Community Center. The "Under the Sea" themed party includes tea, snacks, crafts, dancing and much more! Come dressed in your best "tea party" outfit. Registration begins December 2nd at Leisure Square and pre-registration is required. No day of event walk-ins. Cost is $25 per mother daughter couple and $10 for each additional participant. All ages are invited and space is limited! Please call Centerstage Acrobatic Complex at Leisure Square - 770-3775 for additional information.
Comedy Club for Cancer with Las Vegas Headliner, Matt Kazam WEDNESDAY 2/12 • 6:30 - 10 PM VERO BEACH THEATRE GUILD 2020 San Juan Avenue • Vero Beach Las Vegas Headliner, Comedian - Matt Kazam - comes to Vero Beach Theatre Guild for this evening of fun & laughter for a good cause. Light food and refreshments at 6:30 pm outside on the covered patio. Opening performance is a Dance by "Friends in Motion" Led by Peggy Hamilton, owner of GoodLife Fitness.
Tickets are $20 at the Vero Beach Theater Guild box office. Complimentary tickets will be held at the box office for local cancer patients or survivors who RSVP for the event.
Proceeds to benefit Friends After Diagnosis and Florida Cancer Specialists Foundation helps relieve some financial stress, so patients undergoing cancer treatment can focus on their recovery rather than worrying about paying bills.
Presenting sponsors are Healing Arts Medicine and Florida Cancer Specialists - Vero Beach and Sebastian.
Furnished Two Bedroom Great Location In Secure Community Clubhouse + Fitness Center + 2 Pools Tennis Courts + River Access
Swing Dance Party FRIDAY 1/24 • 7-10 PM THE VERO BEACH COMMUNITY CENTER 2266 14th Avenue • Vero Beach Offering a fun mix of Golden Oldies and the best in big band - American's dance music this will be a high energy night not to be missed! Many will fondly remember this was the staple format from 2000 to 2008 every Saturday night at Swingsation's 14th Ave Dance Studio! There will be a lesson at 7 p.m. in fun dancing like the East Coast Swing, the Shim Sham, Jitterbug Stroll, the Crocodile Rock and more!
Vero Beach Antique Extravaganza FRIDAY 1/24-SUNDAY 1/26 Indian River Fairgrounds 7955 58th Avenue • Vero Beach The Vero Beach Extravaganza is located on 58th Ave. Vero Beach is an exquisite jewel which adorns the Atlantic Coast of Southern Florida, and hosts the annual Antique Spectacular! Oer 300+ dealers ready to show you all of their treasure! Inside air conditioned buildings, 2 outside covered pavilions and an expansive outside field FULL of dealers. Inside and outside restrooms, lots of food options and FREE PARKING.
The Greatest Love of All-A Tribute to Whitney Houston FRIDAY 1/24 • 8 PM Sunrise Theatre 117 South 2nd Street • Fort Pierce Wanna dance with somebody? The Greatest Love of All is a beautifully crafted tribute to one of the world’s most revered singers. Embark on a heartfelt musical journey celebrating the legendary Whitney Houston through her greatest hits.
Be stunned by the breathtaking vocals of Belinda Davids who has performed alongside the likes of Keri Hilson, Keyshia Cole and Monica and featured on Fox TV’s ‘Showtime at the Apollo’ and BBC1 TV’s ‘Even Better Than the Real Thing’. With the accompaniment of a fabulous 6 piece live band and dancers.
Not affiliated with the Estate of Whitney Houston.
*Includes restoration fee per ticket
Want to upgrade your Sunrise Theatre experience? Contact the Box Office for your opportunity to enjoy The Sunrise Deck. This includes snacks, cash bar in the exclusive Sunrise Deck which opens 1 1/2 hours prior to show time (6:30pm) and during intermission the night of the show. Cost is $25 per person.
Ship to Shore Cruise Party SATURDAY 1/25 • 5:30-9:30 PM Oak Harbor Club 4755 South Harbor Drive • Vero Beach The Gifford Youth Achievement Center (GYAC) announces its first-ever Ship to Shore Cruise Party, setting sail on Saturday, January 25. The one-of-a-kind fundraiser, featuring a silent disco, will take place, on shore, at Oak Harbor Club from 5:30-9:30 p.m.
Cruise elegant is the name of the game for the evening’s festivities. On the itinerary: cocktail hour, live entertainment, dinner, dancing and raffle drawings.
Upon arrival, guests will receive a pair of wireless headphones. When the dance party begins, guests may tune into one of three channels, hand-selected for your enjoyment. Depending on the channel you choose, your headphones will glow red, blue or green. Gather with a group of greens or mix it up. It’s your choice!
GYAC’s silent dance party, with Shari and Joe of Swingstation at the helm, offers guests the option to select their preference of music or socialize without having to shout.
Thanks to the generosity of several sponsors, GYAC is featuring five raffle packages, including a 4/5-night cruise for two from Royal Caribbean. Raffle tickets are $50 each or three for $150, and you need not be present to win. Ship to Shore Cruise Party tickets are $150 per person. All proceeds will benefit GYAC’s student educational programs.
Ready to dance the night away…silently, during GYAC’s nautical adventure? Seas the day! Buy your tickets today at www.gyac.net or call 772-794-1005.
H.A.L.O.'s Chase Your Tail 5K Run/Walk SATURDAY 1/25 • 6:30 AM Sebastian Community Center 1805 North Central Avenue • Sebastian Join HALO Rescue's 2nd Annual 5K Run/Walk to raise awareness for no kill animal rescue! The event is for runners, walkers, and their dogs! Fun for athletes, beginners, kids and dogs all while raising money to save lives! The 5K will start at 7:30am at Sebastian's Community Center and travel along the beautiful Indian River. Same day registration opens at 6:30 am... early bird gets the worm!
Every $25 donated will get you 1 entry to the event. Each entry will include a race packet, a pawsome "Chase Your Tail" t-shirt, a gift bag filled with goodies, and a scrumptious meal after the race! Gold medals will be given out to the Overall Male & Female winners, Age group medals in gold, silver & bronze 3 deep in each of the following age groups: (10 & Under) (10-19) (20-29) (30-39) (40-49) (50-59) (60-69) (70 & over), & Youngest Finisher gets to walk away with the gold!
Bonus... a gift basket for 1st place pup!
Can't make it? Please still DONATE to support our rescue friends!
Silver Tones' "Christmas Through the Century" THURSDAY 12/19 • 7 PM Senior Resource Association 694 14th Street • Vero Beach You'll love our Silver Tones’ annual concerts that benefit Senior Resource Association’s Meals on Wheels and Adult Enrichment & Respite programs. Watch for upcoming concert dates and themes coming soon! Now more than 100 voices strong, this talented musical chorus performs three concerts at First Presbyterian Church in Vero Beach. All concerts are performed at no charge to the public and often to a standing-room-only audience. Donations are always appreciated.
H.A.L.O.'s Artisans at Elks Lodge SATURDAY 12/21 • 10 AM - 4 PM Elks Lodge 731 South Fleming Street • Sebastian Finish up your holiday shopping with lots of great, home grown, hand crafted, and re-purposed merchandise from which to choose. Join us in supporting local Artisans who support H.A.L.O. No kill Rescue. This special edition of Artisan's at the Elks Lodge in Sebastian will feature many of our dedicated vendors along with a few very talented new faces. Fudge, gifts for your pets, soaps, decorative accessories, jewelry and so much more. Bonus: the Elks will be selling hot dogs, chips and a soft drink for $5! Try your luck at the Raffle Donation Station with spectacular raffle prizes. Raffle tickets are just $1 each or 6 for $5, with all proceeds going to support the efforts of H.A.L.O. No Kill Rescue.
Cowboy Christmas SATURDAY 12/21 • 4-8 PM LaPorte Farms 7700 129th Street • Sebastian LaPorte Farms Cowboy Christmas. Saturday December 21st 4pm-8pm. Come join our Winter wonderland with over 100,000 twinkling lights. Enjoy our critters, mechanical bull, pony rides, hay rides, face painting, italian ice, great food & Home Depot workshop. Letters to Santa. Get a picture taken with Santa. Santa arrives on horseback at 6pm. Handicap parking available. Admission: $1 Donation. All vendors welcome.
Run Run Santa 1 Mile SATURDAY 12/22 • 7:30 - 9 AM Pocahontas Park 21st Street • Vero Beach Run Run Santa 1 Mile is back! The exclusive, all-Santa event in Vero Beach will run for the third time. The race features a fast, festive 1 mile downtown course that's perfect for everyone from elite runners to families looking to celebrate the holidays together. Race it, run it, walk it!
Every finisher gets the exclusive 2019 Santa medal as they cross the finish line. It's fa-la-la-la-fabulous!
With every registration you'll receive a Florida-style Santa Suit. We have men, women, youth & child sizes. You must wear the suit to participate. Santas will be everywhere! It's AMAZING to be a part of something so fun. Run really fast and you could win an overall, Masters, Grand Masters, Senior Grand Masters or age group award. We’ll have great Christmas gift giveaways too.
Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays From Vero Beach!!
United Way Citrus Sale MONDAY 12/2-FRIDAY 12/6 • 9 AM - 3 PM United Way of IRC 1836 14th Avenue • Vero Beach Pricing: Small Box of Navel Oranges or Ruby Red Grapefruits are $35.00 Large Box of Navel Oranges or Ruby Red Grapefruits are $50.00 Oranges and Grapefruits cant be mixed together in a box
Fruit is not available for take-away upon ordering
Bring a Citrus Sale flyer or newspaper clipping for $1.00 off or buy 10 boxes of fruit, get 1 free
All orders must be received BEFORE 3:00 PM on Friday, December 6th for processing
We are not responsible for customer shipping to an incorrect address
Can come in to place order, call, or place order online at www.unitedwayirc.org/citrussale
Disney's Frozen Jr. THURSDAY 12/5-SUNDAY 12/8 Riverside Theatre 3250 Riverside Park Drive • Vero Beach A story of true love and acceptance between sisters, Frozen JR. expands upon the animated movie focusing on the emotional relationship and journey between Princesses Anna and Elsa. Filled with all the great music from the film, with a cast of beloved characters and loaded with magic, adventure, and plenty of humor, Frozen JR. is sure to thaw even the coldest heart!
First Friday Gallery Stroll FRIDAY 12/6 • 5-8 PM Dale Sorensen Real Estate & Downtown Vero Beach 1961 14th Avenue • Vero Beach Galleries and businesses in historic downtown Vero Beach participate in the First Friday Gallery Stroll. Both galleries and select businesses exhibit new artwork each month in a lively gallery reception atmosphere. Complimentary Golf Cart transportation is provided for the event! Transportation loop departs from the parking lot on 12th Ct. between the Twin Pairs (East & Westbound 20th St.)
Dale Sorensen Real Estate's Downtown office will feature artwork from Teri Barrett. An artist with a passion for her calling, Teri has turned her talent into a successful business. Whether it be a hand painted wine glass, picture frame or full room mural, Teri is able to paint it to your liking! With an overwhelming sense of creativity, Teri enjoys everything from face painting to furniture painting. If you are looking for a personalized gift that will "WOW" someone, look no further, Teri is your creator!
31st Annual Light Up Night A Shop Local Event FRIDAY 12/6 • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM Dale Sorensen Real Estate & Sebastian Local Businesses 1013 US Highway 1 • Sebastian Produced by the Sebastian River Area Chamber of Commerce, this community-wide open house event is designed to encourage support of our local businesses. During the event, participating locations use decor to light up the night, offer sales, discounts, and door prizes along with family-fun activities, food, and refreshments. Come to Dale Sorensen Real Estate's Sebastian Office to enjoy some hot cocoa!
New Event Features:
Shop Local Coupon Book - Extend special savings in the member-exclusive Shop Local coupon book and boost business through the month of December!
Light Up Night Passport - HOW DOES IT WORK? Each business provides a question pertaining to their business, along with the answer. The questions will be published in the Light Up Night Passport and event-goers will have to stop in to get the answer.
Free Photo with Mr. & Mrs. Clause SATURDAY 12/7 • 3-6 PM Dale Sorensen Real Estate Kiosk 3101 Ocean Drive • Vero Beach Join us on December 7th at the DSRE Kiosk location for a FREE photo with Santa & Mrs. Clause!
Vero Beach Art Club-12th Annual Art Trail SATURDAY 12/7 • 10 AM- 4 PM Various Locations in Vero Beach Vero Beach Art Clubs Art Trail is an annual open house of private artists studios around Vero Beach. A fun and educational event, Art Trail raises awareness of the exceptional art being created by talented artists living in our community. Art Trail provides art lovers a unique opportunity to see art in the environment where it is created, to speak with artists about their inspirations or techniques and to acquire exclusive one of a kind artwork.
Advanced Tickets for $25 per adult or $15 per student are available on-line at verobeachartclub.org/art-trail
Or locally at... The Artist Guild Gallery 14 The Cultural Council VBAC Office at the Vero Beach Museum of Art
On the day of the event, tickets may be purchased at any studio for $30 per adult or $15 per student.
For additional information: verobeachartclub.org/art-trail 772-231-0303
Christmas Wish List SUNDAY 12/8 • TIMES VARY Vero Beach High School Performing Arts Center 1707 16th Street • Vero Beach Join the City of Vero Beach Recreation Department’s 200 -student cast as they present ‘Christmas Wish List’, an original holiday production. ‘Christmas Wish List’ combines amazing acrobatics, beautiful dancing and daring aerial acts into an original script about children on their last day of school before Christmas break. The children’s assignment is to write an essay about their Christmas wishes. What takes place next is sure to delight audiences as they are taken on various adventures including a trip to the North Pole and even a journey to Outer Space!
This year’s production marks the 25th year that the City of Vero Beach Recreation Department has sponsored and produced a holiday show utilizing the participants of Leisure Square’s popular Aerial Antics Youth Circus, gymnastics and performing arts programs. Students, ages 3 to 25 will bring this original and unique show to our community.
‘Christmas Wish List’ cannot be seen anywhere else. Audiences will be amazed at the talented performers and will be left wanting more! Make ‘Christmas Wish List’ part of your holiday wish list!
‘Christmas Wish List’ will be held at the Vero Beach High School Performing Arts Center on Sunday, December 8, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. Tickets for ‘Christmas Wish List’ are available at Leisure Square, Riverside Racquet Complex and the VB Community Center. Tickets are $8 for adults and $7 for children and seniors.
22nd Annual Festival of Trees FRIDAY 1/22-SUNDAY 11/24 Riverside Theatre 3250 Riverside Park Drive Encompassing the entire Riverside Theatre campus, Winter Wonderful, the Festival 19 theme, will include the forest of glittering trees at the Childrens Theatre, Hall of Wreaths, Community Song Stage, Santas Village in the Live in The Loop area, a Christmas Shoppe, a Winter Gardens area in front of the Childrens Theatre, children's activities and more to benefit Riverside Theatre Scholarship program. A Family Night party on the Saturday evening of the Festival will showcase holiday performances, hot chocolate, a synthetic ice skating rink, and gifts for the family. The Preview Gala showcases favorite Motown artists in A Motown & More Christmas.
Vero Beach Fall Boat Show SATURDAY 11/23 • 10 AM Riverside Park 3200 Riverside Park Drive The 36th Annual Vero Beach Fall Boat Show will be held on Saturday, November 23rd, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm and Sunday, November 24th, 2019 from 10:00am to 4:00pm at Riverside Park in Vero Beach. Riverside Park is located just west of the Riverside Theater and southeast of the Barber Bridge in Vero Beach, off of Route 60.
Boat dealers and suppliers from our local area will be displaying their product lines and will have staff available to answer your questions and help you get out on the water! From standup paddleboards and kayaks, to deck boats and pontoon boats, shallow water skiffs and personal watercraft, to offshore fishing machines and cruisers, marine accessories and services, and nautical goodies. Finance and insurance representatives will be onsite. Food and refreshments will be available. This show has it all!
Parking and admission are absolutely FREE!! Come - bring your family and see the boat of your dreams. Don't miss the boat! For more information visit www.verobeachboatshow.com or call (772) 562-7922.
H.A.L.O'S Artisans at Elks Lodge SATURDAY 11/23 • 10 AM - 4 PM Elks Lodge 731 South Fleming Street • Sebastian It's time to start your holiday shopping with lots of great, home grown, hand crafted, and re-purposed merchandise from which to choose. Join in on supporting local Artisans who support H.A.L.O. No kill Rescue. This special edition of Artisan's at the Elks Lodge in Sebastian will feature many dedicated vendors along with a few very talented new faces. Fudge, gifts for your pets, soaps, decorative accessories, jewelry and so much more. Bonus: the Elks will be selling hot dogs, chips and a soft drink for $5! Try your luck at the Raffle Donation Station with spectacular raffle prizes. Raffle tickets are just $1 each or 6 for $5, with all proceeds going to support the efforts of H.A.L.O. No Kill Rescue.
2019 Vero Vino Wine & Food Festival SATURDAY 11/23 • 4-6 PM The Vero Beach Heritage Center 2140 14th Avenue • Vero Beach The 3rd annual Vero Vino Wine & Food Festival returns to the Vero Beach Heritage Center on November 23rd. Exquisite international and domestic wine and beer will be available. Wild Thyme catering will prepare lite fare, Sweet Creations does decadent desserts and the Indian River Charter jazz ensemble will provide upbeat music. Vero Vino is a fundraising event which benefits the Education Foundation of IRC. Tickets are $50 and includes everything.
12th Annual Thanksgiving Day Trot Against Poverty THURSDAY 11/28 • 7:30 AM -10 AM RIVERSIDE PARK 3001 Riverside Park Drive • Vero Beach Lace up your running shoes and help run poverty out of town at the 12th Annual Thanksgiving Day Trot Against Poverty 5K. Bring your family and friends along and plan to join us for our renowned free Sweet Potato Pancake Breakfast with juice and all the fixings. All proceeds benefit United Against Poverty. Registration Information: $35 regular (October 1 – November 26) race registration and $40 on race day. There will be a discount for all families and groups registering together. Group of 4 or more = $27.50/registrant. In-person registration available at United Against Poverty’s UP Center, located at 2746 US Highway, Vero Beach, FL 32960 or at Runner’s Depot, 436 21st Street, Vero Beach, FL through November 27. Online registration will end on November 26, 2018.
Grind + Grape Halloween Party 2019! THURSDAY 10/31 • 9 PM - 12:30 AM GRIND + GRAPE 925 Bougainvillea Lane • Vero Beach Greetings, Earthlings! We come in peace. The UFO has landed and 925 Bougainvillea Lane is the new Area 51! Come to Grind + Grape for the 4th Annual Halloween Blowout! "Storm Area G+G, they can't stop us all." Come out on Halloween and enjoy some great music with East Harbor at Grind+Grape. You can't miss this!
2019 Symposium on Poverty and Affordable Housing FRIDAY 11/1 • 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM IRSC VERO BEACH RICHARDSON CAMPUS 6155 College Lane • Vero Beach Join UP for the 6th Annual Symposium on Poverty focused on issues related to Affordable Housing. Join us for an educational morning to discuss local and national resources that address affordable housing for low income-individuals and families. The annual symposium will include panels to discuss successful programs that have been implemented to meet the needs of communities dealing with affordable housing issues and will offer an educational experience and discussion to take action for local officials, nonprofit leadership and community-minded citizens. Admission is free. Continental breakfast provided by Einstein Bagels. RSVP required. Click HERE to RSVP.
FIRST FRIDAY GALLERY STROLL FRIDAY 11/1 • 5-8 PM DALE SORENSEN REAL ESTATE 1961 14TH Avenue • Vero Beach Galleries and businesses in historic downtown Vero Beach participate in the First Friday Gallery Stroll held from 5 to 8 p.m. on the first Friday of every month. The stroll is based along 14th Avenue from 19th Street to 23rd Street and the surrounding area. Both galleries and select businesses exhibit new artwork each month in a lively gallery reception atmosphere. Come to Dale Sorensen's 14th Avenue location to view art by featured artist Teri Barrett, Vero Beach native and for a Children's art contest grades k-2. Come and vote for your favorite artist!
Fall Harvest Festival SATURDAY 11/2 • 10 AM - 4 PM THE MARKETPLACE BULK FOOD & MORE 8980 North US Hwy 1, Suite 4 • Sebastian Come and enjoy all of the flavors of Fall and sample your way through the store! Register to win prizes, and so much more!!
Musicians Are Superheroes SUNDAY 11/3 • 3-4 PM VERO BEACH HIGH SCHOOL PERFORMING ARTS CENTER 1707 16th Street • Vero Beach Families will love the Space Coast Symphony Orchestra’s Musicians are Superheroes, a FREE concert featuring musical depictions of favorite movie heroes. The program will feature an exciting original screenplay by writer Michele Wallace Campanelli that will come to life in stunning animations by Kenneth George. Musicians are Superheroes tells the story of Conductor and his band of musical heroes, as they bring the incredible power of music to the world. The concert will feature music from Superman, The Incredibles, Spiderman, Batman, How to Train Your Dragon, The Avengers, Pirates of the Carribean, Madagascar and more. Be sure to come early and in costume, for pre-concert activities for the youngsters, including musical crafts and games, an instrument petting zoo and our superhero costume contest—prizes to be awarded during the concert!
Magician Jamie Porter Halloween Party! FRIDAY 10/25 • 6 PM THE VERO BEACH BOOK CENTER 392 21st Street • Vero Beach Join us for our annual Halloween Party and Magic Show with Magician Comedian Jamie Porter. Come in costume to celebrate!
Vero Beach Centennial Finale SATURDAY 10/26 • 9 AM - 6:30 PM DOWNTOWN VERO BEACH It is no coincidence that Downtown Vero Beach is the site for the Centennial Celebration Finale. In the decades since the town of Vero Beach was incorporated in 1919, Downtown has been the place where everything happened….from teas to dances, to picnics, baseball games, shopping, music, movies and government.
On this 100th anniversary day, Saturday, October 26, 2019, let us revisit those memories that have endured for a century, bringing the community together in this place of history, the heartbeat of the community... Historic Downtown Vero Beach. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, and picnics; mingle with old friends and make new ones. Enjoy this glorious fall day, one community, making new memories together….while listening to music and enjoying the parade, informational booths, historic displays at the old train station, an art sweepstakes, food trucks, friends and family while mingling in and around Pocahontas Park. The beer garden will be open …buy your Centennial commemorative tokens...plus many of the local downtown merchants will be open to share the special day with the community.
Enjoy this glorious fall day…one community, making new memories together… The Centennial Celebration Finale!
Schedule of Events (Times Approximate)
9:00 am-10:00 am | Halloween Parade Assembly at Freshman Learning Center/Costume Judging
9:00am – 12:00pm | Swingsation's Studios-Joe Tessier DJ-Parade Reviewing Stage (intersection of 14th Ave and 21st St)
9:00am – 4:00pm | Historic displays, slideshows, videos, live music and antique cars-Old Vero Beach Railroad Station
9:00am – 6:00pm | Food Trucks and Beer Garden along 21st St
10:00am – 12:00pm | Parade from Vero Beach High School through downtown to just north of the Old Vero Beach Railroad Station
11:00 am-1:00 pm | Trick or Treating at a variety of downtown merchant locations (TBA)
12:00pm – 12:15pm | Radio Personalities Hamp Elliott and Bob Soos – Pocahontas Park Stage
12:00pm – 4:00pm | Sponsor, informational booths and Citrus Museum – Heritage Center
12:15pm – 1:00pm | Act 1 – Jordan Thomas Odyssey! – Pocahontas Park Stage
12:30pm – 1:30pm | Dabble in Color Centennial Painting Sweepstake (Group A) – Heritage Center
1:00pm – 1:30pm | Act 1 – Guild on the Go – Heritage Center Stage
1:10pm – 1:45pm | Founders Program – Pocahontas Park Stage
1:45pm – 3:00pm | Act 2 – Jordan Thomas Odyssey! – Pocahontas Park Stage
2:00pm – 3:00pm | Dabble in Color Centennial Painting Sweepstake (Group B) – Heritage Center
2:15pm – 2:45pm | Act 2 – Guild on the Go – Heritage Center Stage
Fall Festival SATURDAY 10/26 • 10 AM - 4 PM LAPORTE FARMS 7700 129th Street • Sebastian Come join the fun! Pony Rides • Mechanical Bull • Face Painting • Home Depot Workshop • Hay Rides • Feed The Critters • Popcorn • Cotton Candy • Italian Ice • Hot Dogs & Hamburgers • Costume contest at 1PM - Cash prizes • Great photo op areas • Vendors welcome.
61st Annual Halloween Parade and Costume Contest SATURDAY 10/26 • 10 AM - 11:30 AM CITY OF VERO BEACH RECREATION DEPARTMENT 2266 14th Avenue • Vero Beach 61st Annual Halloween Parade and Costume Contest - Centennial style! Line up begins at 9:30 a.m. at the Freshman Learning Center east parking lot. The parade will walk north on 14th Avenue to the Vero Beach Community Center where the Costume Contest will be held. Enter a float or walking group - no entry fee! Every child will receive a free goody bag. For more information please call Gaby Dwyer at 231-4787.
We Golf "Fore" Habitat SUNDAY 10/27 • 1-3 PM BIGSHOTS GOLF VERO BEACH 3456 US Highway 1 • Vero Beach Join us for Indian River Habitat's inaugural golf "fore" a cause event! Replacing the long running “Bowl to Build” – the “We Golf Fore Habitat” fundraiser will have something for everyone. The event will take place on Sunday, October 27 at 1:00 pm at BigShots in Vero Beach. Check in at 12:30 pm.
With a state-of-the-art golf recreation and entertainment facility, digital radar shot tracking games and course simulation you can play from your personal climate-controlled tee box, as well as a full service restaurant and sports bar, BigShots is sure to impress golfers and non-golfers alike!
The $40 per person registration fee (six or eight-person teams and individuals are welcome) includes golf + games + $5 food/drink coupon. Individuals are welcome. There will be 50/50 raffle, gift basket raffle, contest and cash bar.
Cobalt Oktoberfest THURSDAY 10/3 • 6-10 PM COBALT RESTAURANT 3500 Ocean Drive • Vero Beach Enjoy an Oktoberfest buffet at Cobalt featuring traditional German favorites and a selection of German beers to celebrate the season!
VNA October "Shoo the Flu" Vaccination Clinics THURSDAY 10/3 - 10/30 VARIOUS LOCATIONS Flu season is quickly approaching, and the Visiting Nurse Association’s (VNA) 27th annual “Shoo the Flu” vaccination program is underway. Those who get their flu shot at any of the Hidden Treasures clinics will receive a coupon to the hospice thrift store for 50% off any one item. To receive a flu shot from the VNA, individuals should bring their primary insurance card. Those without health insurance, or who are unable to afford the cost of a flu shot, can call VNA Community Wellness Manager, Paula Thibideau, LPN, at 772-978-5524 for more options.
The VNA will offer three types of flu vaccinations: a preservative-free high-dose vaccine, a preservative-free quadrivalent vaccine and a regular quadrivalent vaccine. The high-dose vaccine contains four times the number of antigens and is only for those individuals who are 65 years or older. The quadrivalent vaccine is for individuals 10 years or older and offers broader coverage than the regular flu shot. All VNA flu vaccines are manufactured in the United States, and money raised from the VNA’s “Shoo the Flu” program supports the agency, allowing the non-profit to provide care to anyone in the community who needs quality home health and hospice services, including those who do not have adequate healthcare coverage for much needed care.
The VNA’s priority is to keep the community healthy, and the organization encourages all area residents to get their flu shot early in the season. Money raised by the “Shoo the Flu” program stays in the community and helps fund VNA charitable health care initiatives. For the most up to date schedule, visit www.vnatc.com/flu.
3M Scott Firefighter Combat Challenge U.S. Nationals FRIDAY 10/4-SUNDAY 10/6 • 5- 9 PM MANATEE OBSERVATION & EDUCATION CENTER 480 North Indian River Drive • Fort Pierce Welcome to the 3M Scott Firefighter Combat Challenge as seen on ESPN for a dozen years. The Challenge annually attracts hundreds of U.S. and Canadian municipal fire departments from more than 25 regional event locations and is now expanding to countries around the world, including New Zealand, Germany, Argentina, Chile, and South Africa. The Challenge seeks to encourage firefighter fitness and demonstrate the profession's rigors to the public. Wearing "full bunker gear" and the Scott 5.5 Air-Pak breathing apparatus, pairs of competitors race head-to-head as they simulate the physical demands of real-life firefighting by performing a linked series of five tasks including climbing the 5-story tower, hoisting, chopping, dragging hoses and rescuing a life-sized, 175 lb. "victim" as they race against themselves, their opponent and the clock. Many consider this to be the "toughest two minutes in sports."
FREE ADMISSION TO THE PUBLIC
KIDS FIREFIGHTER COMBAT CHALLENGE WILL BE HELD
FUN FOR ALL AGES WITH FOOD TRUCKS, COLD BEVERAGES AND MUSIC
ARE YOU AS TOUGH AS A FIREFIGHTER? IF SO, HERE IS YOUR CHANCE TO PROVE IT...SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5 THE PRO-AM CHALLENGE WILL TAKE PLACE. FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, CALL 772-871-5458
2019 Day of Caring SATURDAY 10/5 • 8 AM - 5 PM CITRUS BOWL AT BILLY LIVINGS FIELD 1707 16th Street • Vero Beach Get ready to roll up your sleeves and show some community love at the 2019 United Way Day of Caring on Saturday, October 5- presented by Publix!
Day of Caring is a huge one-day volunteer event unlike any other in Indian River County. Each year countless volunteers roll up their sleeves and work together to make a difference in our community. Whether you're a community organization with a project that needs doing, or a volunteer ready to make a difference, Day of Caring is for you!
The Kickoff Breakfast will take place in the morning at the Citrus Bowl at Billy Livings Field (16th St, Vero Beach, FL 32960)! Get ready for a dynamic community volunteer event!
Autumn in the Park Centennial Arts & Crafts Show SATURDAY 10/5-SUNDAY 10/6 • 9 AM RIVERSIDE PARK • Vero Beach The 32nd Annual Arts and Crafts Show will be held at Riverside Park in Vero Beach. The area is shaded by majestic Oak trees and overlooks the Indian River. This year’s show is part of the Centennial Celebration and will include local entertainment, founding father presentations, children’s activities, a variety of food vendors and 100 plus exhibits. Come join the fun.
Chills & Thrills SUNDAY 10/20 • 3-5 PM VERO BEACH HIGH SCHOOL PERFORMING ARTS CENTER 1707 16th Street • Vero Beach Your Space Coast Symphony Orchestra presents a family-friendly program of spooky Halloween music: Mussorgsky's Night on Bald Mountain, Gounod's Funeral March of a Marionette, Saint-Saens Danse Macabre, plus musical thrills and chills from familiar film scores including, Jaws, Beetlejuice, Mars Attacks!, and more. Also featured on the program is a new exciting work by our very own Aaron Collins, Dracula Reimagined, based on his award-winning 1999 composition, The Dracula Suite. And this just in: there’s dreadful news from the concert hall—the composer is dead! Calling all sneaky sleuths and would-be detectives! Who offed the composer? Was it the shifty string section, or maybe the treacherous trumpets? Every instrument in the orchestra is suspect! With music by Nathaniel Stookey and text by Lemony Snicket, no one leaves the Concert Hall until this mystery is solved! With entertaining Eric Pinder narrating, The Composer Is Dead is a hilarious whodunit for the whole family. Join the fun and wear a costume — bring the kids in costume for the costume parade and contest!
End of Summer Race League with Gunther Savage THURSDAY 9/26 • 5:30 PM PADDLES BY THE SEA 3321 Bridge Plaza Drive • Vero Beach Join Paddles By The Sea for our paddle craft race league, a great way to get in shape or take your strength to the next level while spending time in nature!
Thursdays are hosted by Gunther Savage. He recently completed the Crossing For Cystic Fibrosis a long-distance endurance paddle challenge and international championship that takes paddlers 80 miles across the Gulf Stream from Bimini in the Bahamas back to the Florida mainland in Lake Worth.
All human powered watercraft are welcome: paddle board, kayak, outrigger canoe, prone, surf ski, all are welcome.
5:30 pm warm up and stretch 5:45 pm to 6:45 pm lesson and training exercises 6:45 pm cool down
Free Rabies Clinic FRIDAY 9/27 • 8:30 AM - 1 PM COMMUNITY VETERINARY CLINIC 1849 20th Street • Vero Beach In honor of World Rabies Day, Community Veterinary Clinic will be providing 200 FREE Rabies vaccines to the community. All private pet owners (no shelters please) are welcome to come and get their pets vaccinated for Rabies. The vaccines will be given first come first served and there will be a 5 vaccine limit per family. We look forward to seeing you all there. Stop by and enter our raffle and join us for donuts and coffee.
Downtown Friday FRIDAY 9/27 • 6 PM MAIN STREET VERO BEACH 2036 14th Avenue • Vero Beach A downtown party with bands, band break performances, street vendors, and food vendors. Downtown Friday is a popular venue for the Historic Downtown District of Vero Beach, FL. This event is FREE to attend and is family and dog friendly. Come out and enjoy music, dancing, shopping, food, and join the Downtown Vibe.
Grandparents Raising Grandkids Fun Day SATURDAY 9/28 • 10 AM - 2 PM LAPORTE FARMS 7700 129th Street • Sebastian We will be hosting a fun day for grandparents to bring the grand kids for a day on the farm. September 28th 10am-1pm. Pony rides, hay rides, fishing, feed the critters, games, steer roping, fun in the sandbox, Home Depot kid's workshop and crafts. Hamburgers and hot dogs. Prices may vary.
Walking Tree Oktoberfest SUNDAY 9/29 • 11 AM WALKING TREE BREWERY 3209 Dodger Road • Vero Beach Join us for our 3rd Annual Oktoberfest party Sunday, September 29th! Strap on your lederhosen or dirndl and join us for this all-day celebration! It all kicks off with our 3rd annual Volksmarsch at 11am! A traditional, non-competitive leisurely mile and a half with with our neighbors and friends! Then back to the brewery for a pint & lunch! We'll have all your favorite traditions including: authentic German grub from Wild Thyme Catering, live music from Alpine Express, beer releases, games & more!