FRIDAY, AUG. 24
. Main Street Vero Beach presents Friday Night Football from 6-9 p.m. in downtown Vero Beach. Activities include music by VooDoo, football trivia, food, children's activities, beer and wine garden, spirits, marketplace and more.
SATURDAY, AUG. 25
. Indian River Mall is hosting the Keep Indian River Beautiful juried Arts and crafts show, where a juried class art show will feature works of art created from recycled materials.
THURSDAY, AUG. 30
. Taking Off Pounds Sensibly is holding an open house. Everyone is welcome to join. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Roseland Firehouse, 8025 129th Court. For more information, call (772) 913-0120 or (772) 532-1531.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 1
. Cobalt, the restaurant located inside Kimpton's Vero Beach Hotel and Spa, is hosting its annual end of summer luau from 6-10 p.m. Guests are invited to celebrate Labor Day with a lavish Hawaiian-inspired buffet, hula and fire dancers, and discounted tropical cocktails. Cost is $20 for adults and $10 for children under 12. Cobalt restaurant and lounge is located on the first floor of Vero Beach Hotel and Spa, 3500 Ocean Drive, Vero Beach. For more information, call (772) 469-1060.
. The Oceanside Business Association presents sunset Saturday night concert from 6:30-9:30pm on Vero's Ocean Drive. This month's music is by The Landsharks! Our featured theme is sizzling flip flop hop, and raffle proceeds will be going to The Love Doctors charities. Admission is free, weather permitting. Patronage of the beverage and refreshments stands helps to put on this event, so no coolers allowed. There is a kid's zone and raffle tickets are six for $5.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 5
. Roseland Women's Club meets at 1:30 p.m. in the Roseland community building, 12973 Bay St. A social hour follows all meetings and guests of members, as well as new members, are always welcome. For more information, call (772) 581-0809.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 8
. Indian River Mall invites local organizations to celebrate birth, babies and beyond at the March of Dimes Baby-Palooza, sponsored by Indian River Medical Center.
TUESDAY, SEPT. 11
. The Sebastian community will observe Patriot Day, beginning at 8:40 a.m., at the Veterans Memorial in the Riverview Park. The Program will include a massing of colors, patriotic songs, a wreath laying ceremony, comments by local officials and a traditional veteran's salute to honor the victims of Sept. 11. Keynote speaker will be retired Brig. Gen., U.S. Army Dudley James Gordon. In addition, an authentic artifact from the World Trade Center will be on display. Seating will be limited, so bring a chair. Come join your fellow citizens at an open house, with coffee and doughnuts, at the Sebastian VFW after the observance. Requests to participate in this event with a Color Guard or in the wreath laying ceremony should be directed to Ed Motyka, at HERCDRIVER@CFL.RR.COM or (321) 956-9135.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 19
. Indian River Mall invites local businesses and organizations to get involved in the Senior Active Lifestyle and Wellness Expo presented by Health First Health Plans and 97.1 Ocean FM.
. Spark of Divine Learning and Healing Center holds monthly meetings, workshops and classes including yoga, a drum circle, tarot reading and more. For more information, costs and a schedule, call (772) 257-6499 or visit www.meetup.com/spark-of-divine-spirit-unity-reiki-unconditional-love/events/calendar.
. Garden walk with country care roses, weekends from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 14070 109th St., Fellsmere. For more information, call (772) 559-5036.
. Vero Beach Elks Lodge sends cookies to soldiers: Homemade or store-bought cookies may be dropped off at 10 a.m. on the third Thursday of every month. Money donations for shipping costs are also appreciated. Bring cookies to Vero Beach Elks Lodge 1774, 1350 26th St. Vero Beach.
. Friday farmer's market in downtown Vero Beach. For more information, call (772) 581-2746.
. Men's singles tennis pyramid: Play runs from 6-8 p.m. every Thursday at the Riverside Racquet Complex, 350 Dahlia Lane, Vero Beach. This is an adult league for ages 18 and older; men's levels of 3.5/4.0. The fees are $2 per week for members and $5 per week for non-members (plus $1 light fee per hour when applicable). Participants must check inside the pro shop with the attendant on duty and pay before going to the courts. Players must register weekly by sending an email to Brian Orzel, singles pyramid coordinator at email@example.com by noon on Thursdays. A maximum of 14 players will be accepted for these pyramid or ladder format sets against three different opponents. For more information contact Gaby Dwyer, tennis supervisor, at (772) 231-4787 or contact Brian Orzel at (772) 538-0465.
. Sunset Saturday night cruises: Oceanside Business Association of Vero Beach's sunset Saturday cruises on the second Saturday of the month located on the corner of Ocean Drive and Dahlia Lane. For more information, visit www.VeroBeachOBA.com.
. Sunset at the plaza sponsored by Mulligan's Beach House will have arts, crafts, live music, kids eat free and more every Thursday from 5-8 p.m. at the Vero Beach Mulligan's, 1025 Beachland Blvd., Vero Beach.
. Indian River Civic Association and the Florida Irish-American Society are conducting a food drive to benefit a local Veteran's Group Home. Every Wednesday at noon the Irish Club, located at 1314 20th Street in Vero Beach, invites the public for a home-made lunch and dessert while listening to the big band sound of a local senior musical group. All ages are invited, and the cost is $7, no reservation required. Please bring a non-perishable food item. Every month the IRCA distributes this food, along with fresh meat to the veterans. For more information, call (772) 913-1196 or (772) 569-1460.
. Artists Guild Gallery, 1974 14th Ave., Vero Beach. Call (772) 299-1234 or visit www.artistsguildgalleryverobeach.com.
. The Gallery at Windsor, 10680 Belvedere Square, Vero Beach. By appointment only. (772) 388-4071.
. Gallery 14, 1911 14th Ave., Vero Beach. (772) 562-5525.
. The Laughing Dog Gallery, 2910 Cardinal Drive, Vero Beach. Open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday. (772) 234-6711
. Tiger Lily Art Studios and Gallery, 1903 14th Ave., Vero Beach. (772) 778-3443.
BARS AND CLUBS
. Capt. Hiram's Resort, 1580 U.S. 1, Sebastian. For a look at the full entertainment lineup, visit www.hirams.com. (772) 589-4345
. Earl's Hideaway Lounge and Tiki Bar, 1405 Indian River Drive, Sebastian. Live Delta Blues music Tuesday nights by Ernie Southern. (772) 589-5700, (772) 388-2597 or www.earlshideaway.com.
. Kelley's Irish Pub, 484 21st St., B, Vero Beach, Friday night sing-along in the piano bar. (772) 567-3838.
. Kilted Mermaid,1937 Old Dixie Highway Vero Beach. Open Tuesday-Saturday, 5 p.m.-1 a.m. Wednesday, open mic jam session; Thursday, trivia with Jason; Friday, live music; Saturday, live music. Call (772) 569-5533.
. Long Branch Saloon, 2199 Seventh Ave., Vero Beach. (772) 569-4075.
. Marsh Landing, 44 N. Broadway St., Fellsmere: Bluegrass jam every Thursday night from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Call for other entertainment schedules. (772) 571-8622.
. J.J. Manning's Irish Pub, Wednesday night, wine and bingo night at 7 p.m.; Thursday, pub quiz night at 7 p.m. 740 S. Fleming St., Sebastian. (772) 589-1238. www.jjmanningirishpub.com
. Riverside Cafe, 1 Beachland Blvd., Vero Beach, Live entertainment. (772) 234-5550.
. Tropical Inn Resort LGBT Brevard's Premier Gay & Lesbian Resort. Friday's female impersonator show; $15 includes two drinks. Seating starts at 8 p.m. Show starts at 9 p.m. Call for reservations. Saturday's Tiki Bar Poolside 2-10 p.m. Live performances and DJ JAM Masters. Sunday's, tiki bar poolside noon-10 p.m. T-dance, 4-8 p.m. Live performances and DJ JAM Master. The resort is located at 4700 Dixie Highway N.E. Palm Bay. For more information, call (321) 951-0350.
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