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!
Insta Pot Cooking with Chef Warren Caterson THURSDAY 9/12 • 6-7:30 PM INDIAN RIVER COUNTY MAIN LIBRARY 1600 21st Street • Vero Beach The Instant -Pot: Kitchen Wonder or Temporary Fad? Should you buy a multi-cooker and if you own one, what's the best way to use it? Learn the pros and cons about this latest kitchen sensation and how best to utilize it in the table-for-two kitchen. Free program. No registration is required. For more information, please call Hollie at 772-226-3080 ext. 4550
Celebrating 100 Years of the Press Journal FRIDAY 9/13 • 3-9 PM WALKING TREE BREWERY 3209 Dodger Road • Vero Beach The Press Journal is turning 100. Come celebrate the centennial with TCPalm and 2 specialty bottle releases! Live music with Quick Fix, SoFlo Bistro will be servin' up delciousness, and tons of giveaways. Y'all gotta try two new beers Ink by the Barrel, a Schwarzbier, and Paper by the ton, an English Golden Ale. $15 a bottle, limited edition, brewed with the TCPalm staff!
Little Birthday Angels-A Birthday Vision Dinner SATURDAY 9/14 • 6-9 PM PELICAN YACHT CLUB 1120 Seaway Drive • Fort Pierce The Little Birthday Angels will be holding a dinner this Saturday, Sept 14 from 6-9 PM at the Pelican Yacht Club for anyone interested in learning more about this organization. Together we can make an impact. Doreen Valley is hosting a table if anyone is interested in attending. Please contact her for more information: 772-766-4633. email@example.com
2019 Tunnel to Towers 5K Run & Walk SATURDAY 9/14 • 7:30 - 10:30 AM RIVERSIDE PARK 3001 Riverside Park Drive • Vero Beach What is a Tunnel to Towers 5K Run & Walk?The Tunnel to Towers 5K Run & Walk Series was created to honor the heroic life and death of Stephen Siller, a New York City firefighter (FDNY) who lost his life on September 11, 2001 after strapping on his gear and running through the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel to the Twin Towers. Honor all of those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001 and support our first responders and military who make extraordinary sacrifices in the line of duty! For more information on the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation please visit www.tunnel2towers.org We are proud of our legacy here in Vero Beach as we celebrate our 6th Annual Tunnel to Towers 5K Run & Walk.
Sunset Saturday Free Concert Series SATURDAY 9/14 • 6-9 PM HUMISTON PARK 3000 Ocean Drive • Vero Beach The Sunset Saturday Night Free Concert Series in Vero Beach is a monthly music festival that is fun for the whole family! The Oceanside Business Association loves to promote Arts & Culture and they have the perfect outdoor venue for doing so located at Humiston Park on Ocean Drive in Vero Beach.
Come out and enjoy fantastic music once a month on a gorgeous Florida Saturday night. Outside food and beverages are discouraged in lieu of the many food venues and beverage bars which are on-site on concert nights. You will find different styles of music each month. When the music is over, you can enjoy a stroll down Ocean Drive, and maybe cruise on over to an after-party at one of our fabulous hotels, restaurants, and bars!
Cobalt Harvest & Bubbles Brunch! SUNDAY 9/15 • 11 AM - 2:30 PM COBALT RESTAURANT 3500 Ocean Drive • Vero Beach Come to Cobalt for a Sunday Brunch Buffet to celebrate the Harvest Moon! $35 per person gets you a buffet of brunch favorites and an Omelet Station – Make your reservations today!
9th Annual Sebastian Grill Out Night FRIDAY 8/16 • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM VARIOUS BUSINESSES THROUGHOUT SEBASTIAN Produced by the Sebastian River Area Chamber of Commerce, this community-wide open house event is designed to create a boost in business during the notoriously slower months of summer. Participating locations offer sales, discounts, and door prizes on the night of the event along with family-fun activities, food, and refreshments.
Groovestock Music Festival SATURDAY 8/17 • 5 PM PAREIDOLIA BREWING COMPANY 712 Cleveland Street • Sebastian Pareidolia Brewing Co. Presents a tribute to the 50th Anniversary of Woodstock! Live performances by multiple artists, jams and more! Special beer release to commemorate the event! Bring a chair and your inner hippie!
Main Street Fort Pierce 25th Annual Reverse Raffle-Island Vibes SATURDAY 8/17 • 6-10 PM PELICAN YACHT CLUB 1120 Seaway Drive • Fort Pierce The 25th Annual Main Street Fort Pierce Reverse Raffle Live & Silent Auction with s year’s theme - “Island Vibes”! The evening promises to have something for everyone so set a course for adventure and come for this fabulous night of fun.
For those of you who do not know what a Reverse Raffle is: A Reverse Raffle begins with a set amount of numbers. The first number wins a $100.00 and then every 25th number called wins $50.00. The last 10 numbers all win money starting at $100.00 and ending with the grand prize of $2000.00.
Dancing and dining add to the evening and rounding out the night are the live and silent auctions. Bid on an unforgettable dining experience, weekend vacation, and priceless artwork while supporting your local community.
Tickets can be purchased for $100 (admits 2 people) by calling 772-466-3880
Loving Kindness Meditation SUNDAY 8/18 • 9:15 AM - 10 AM TERRY MINDFULNESS & LONG WELLNESS CENTER 3150 Cardinal Drive • Vero Beach Metta Meditation-The practice is the softening of the mind and heart, an opening to deeper and deeper levels of the feeling of kindness, of pure love. “Loving-kindness, or metta, is unconditional, it does not depend on whether one “deserves” it or not; it is not restricted to friends and family; it extends out from personal categories to include all living beings.
A few studies suggest that loving-kindness meditation may impact health and well-being. One study done at Stanford University suggests that a short 7 minute practice of loving-kindness meditation can increase social connectedness. Loving-kindness meditation has also been shown to reduce pain and anger in people with chronic lower back pain.
Researcher Barbara Fredrickson at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill found that loving-kindness meditation can help boost positive emotions and well-being in life, fostering the personal resources that come from experiencing positive emotion.
What are you waiting for…This event happens every Sunday.
Babe Ruth Softball World Series FRIDAY 7/19-SATURDAY 7/27 TIMES AND LOCATIONS VARY The Treasure Coast is provided with the incredible opportunity of hosting the Babe Ruth Softball World Series for another year. The Babe Ruth League is an international youth baseball and softball league that has grown steadily over the years. This event brings some of softball's best teams, and their families, to the local area for around a week at a time. The division includes players from ages 8 through 18.
This high-profile event will be live streamed as each age group aims for their division's title. Aside from competing for their title, the athletes are drawn to the area's pristine beaches, variety of outdoor family activities, and friendly local atmosphere.
Games are scheduled to begin on Wednesday July 17th for 14U, 16U, and 18U. Games are scheduled to begin on Saturday July 27th for 8U, 10U, and 12U. Contact the Treasure Coast Sports Commission for more information, 772.871.5458.
Howl at the Moon Vegas Nights FRIDAY 7/19 & SATURDAY 7/20 RIVERSIDE THEATRE 3250 Riverside Park Drive • Vero Beach More than a dueling pianos show, Howl at the Moon is a high-energy music show. Come sing, dance, and howl as the most talented musicians perform your favorite rock, pop, and dance hits from the 80s, 90s, and today! Enjoy our exciting Las Vegas-style casino night parties with live entertainment inside and outside the theatre. The authentic casino-style gaming tables are provided for entertainment purposes only. All proceeds will benefit children and family programming at Riverside Theatre. (Must be 18 year or older to play.) Musicians are: Ken Gustafson, Rhoda Johnson, and Aleksandr Khalitov.
Christmas in July SATURDAY 7/20 • 10 AM RIVERVIEW PARK 415 E Independence Street • Sebastian This event is to make the upcoming Holiday Season a memorable one for the children in our area. Some children think they will not have a Christmas so this event is to make sure that they do with our annual Shop with a Cop. So please come out and help support these children. There will be food, games, auctions, raffles and lots of vendors. Plus SANTA for an early surprise.
Shark Week WEDNESDAY 7/24 • 2 PM INDIAN RIVER COUNTY MAIN LIBRARY 1600 21st Street • Vero Beach Discover cool things about sharks, watch a class shark themed movie, and paint your own shark bank. Teens only (grades 7-12). Contact Jessica at 772-770-5060 ext. 4121 for more info.
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