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Posted: 2012 Oct 19 - 00:51


. Variety show, Sebastian Elks Lodge No. 2714, Sebastian, 7 p.m. The nonprofit organization, The Welcome Wagon, will present the "Fall Follies Variety Show." Proceeds will go toward local charities. Cost: $7. For more information, call (772) 571-7715.


. Riverside Theatre presents "The Comedy Zone," Waxlax Stage, Riverside Theatre, Vero Beach, 7:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m. Featuring Frankie Paul and Gid Pool. Cost: $15. Website: www.riversidetheatre.com.

. Musical, Waxlax Center for the Performing Arts, Saint Edwards School, Vero Beach, times vary. "The Sound of Music" will be presented by the theater students. Cost: Not available. Website: www.steds.org.


. Scarecrows in the Garden, McKee Botanical Garden, Vero Beach, times vary. View dozens of scarecrows created by local families, schools and businesses. Cost: Garden admission fees apply. Website: www.mckeegarden.org.


. The Visiting Nurse Association will be at Christ the King Lutheran Church, 1301 Sebastian Blvd., Sebastian, from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. offering flu shots. High dose shots are also available for those 65 and older. Those on Medicare get shots free, others vary with their insurance coverage. Open to all. For more information, call (440) 212-0329.

. Star party, Sebastian Inlet State Park, Sebastian, 7:15 p.m. The Indian River Astronomy Society will host a stargazing party at the day use area, a half mile south of the bridge, weather and clouds permitting. Telescopes will be provided, or bring your own. Cost: Park entry fees apply. Website: www.floridastateparks.org/sebastianinlet/events.cfm.

. Education program, Sebastian Inlet State Park, Sebastian, 1 p.m. Learn how to make, repair and throw a cast net. Cost: Park entry fees apply. Website: www.floridastateparks.org/sebastianinlet/events.cfm.

. Frightening formals on 14th Avenue, The Heritage Center, Vero Beach, 7 p.m. Attire for the Halloween dance party is zombie formal. Event benefits the Heritage Center and Indian River Citrus Museum. Cost: $25 in advance, $30 at the door. Website: www.veroheritage.org.

. Indoor garage sale, Vero Beach Community Center, 8 a.m. Community garage sale. Cost: free. Website: www.covb.org.

. Outdoor movie, LaPorte Farms, Sebastian, 5:30 p.m. Watch a movie under the stars and enjoy the animals. Cost: Donations requested. Website: www.laportefarms.com.

. Howl-O-Ween Dog Pawrade and Pet Expo, Dogs for Life, Vero Beach, 2 p.m. A costume contest and parade with raffles, live entertainment, food and drinks. Rain date: Oct. 27. Cost: free. Website: www.dogsforlifevb.org.

. Marching band festival, Vero Beach High School, Vero Beach, 9 a.m. The 31st annual Treasure Coast Crown Jewel Marching Band Festival. Cost: preliminaries and finals competition, $12, finals only, $10. Website: www.crownjewel.vero-beach.fl.us.

. Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, Riverview Park, Sebastian, 7:30 a.m. A noncompetitive fundraising walk to fund lifesaving research and support programs. Cost: Not available. For more information, call (772) 562-2272.


. Haunted house, Agnes Wahlstrom Youth Playhouse and the Anne Morton Theatre, Riverside Children's Theatre, Vero Beach, 6 p.m. Scares and surprises are in store, including a psycho circus for older children and a wacky carnival for younger children. Cost: $5 for one trip, $8 for two trips. Website: www.riversidetheatre.com.


. The Enrichment committee at Temple Beth Shalom is sponsoring Ken Hanson, a storyteller and scholar of Hebrew language and literature who teaches at UCF and Rollins College, as well as author of numerous books and contributor to the History Channel. Temple Beth Shalom is located at 365 43rd Ave., Vero Beach. For more information, call (772) 569-4700.


. Florida Humanities Series lecture, The Emerson Center, Vero Beach, 7 p.m. Featuring archaeologist Robert Carr and his presentation, "Finding Bimini: Ponce de Leon's Florida." Cost: free. Website: www.theemersoncenter.org.


. Riverside Theatre presents "Ain't Misbehavin,'" Riverside Theatre, Vero Beach, times vary. An award-winning musical tribute to jazzman "Fats" Waller and the rich and swinging era of 1930s Harlem. Cost: $36-$70. Website: www.riversidetheatre.com.


. Downtown Friday, downtown Vero Beach, 6 p.m. "Haunted Downtown Friday." Themed street party with live music, food, drink, community booths and entertainment. Cost: free. Website: www.mainstreetverobeach.org.

. Halloween ball, Vero Beach Community Center, Vero Beach, 7:30 p.m. Specialty Friday night dance party. Cost: $10. Website: www.covb.org.


. Rummage/treasure sale, St. Elizabeth's Episcopal Church, Sebastian, 8 a.m. Cost: Free admission. Website: www.stelizabethssebastian.org.


. Antiques extravaganza, Indian River County Fairgrounds, Vero Beach, times vary. Cost: Not available. Website: www.floridaantiqueshows.com/shows/html.

. Treasure Coast Bird and Wildlife Festival, Bethel Creek House, Vero Beach, times vary. Event will include tours to various bird locations in the county, lectures, presentations and a juried bird art show. Cost: To be announced. Website: www.facebook.com/TreasureCoastBirdingFestival.

. Riverside Children's Theatre presents "Edgar Allen Poe Academy," Annie Morton Theatre, Riverside Children's Theatre, Vero Beach, times vary. Some of the scariest stories from one of America's greatest writers. Cost: $8. Website: www.riversidetheatre.com.


. Night sounds at Sebastian Inlet concert series, Coconut Point, Sebastian Inlet State Park, Sebastian, 7 p.m. Featuring recording artist Grant Livingston, playing original and classic folk music. Cost: park entry fees apply. Website: www.floridastateparks.org/sebastianinlet/events.cfm.

. Education program, Sebastian Inlet State Park, Sebastian, 1 p.m. Take a stroll around the inlet with a ranger while learning about local history, flora and fauna. Cost: Park entry fees apply. Website: www.floridastateparks.org/sebastianinlet/events.cfm.

. FunShop, Vero Beach Museum of Art, Vero Beach, 1 p.m. Event is for children ages 3-15 and their families to enjoy exploring the exhibit, "Landscape Paintings of Adam Straus." Children can respond by making original artwork. Cost: $2 for non-members, free to youth members. Website: www.verobeachmuseum.org.

. The Met: Live in HD, The Majestic 11 Theatre, Vero Beach, 12:55 p.m. Verdi's "Otello." Cost: $275 for a season ticket. Website: www.verobeachopera.org.

. Fall festival, LaPorte Farms, Sebastian, 10 a.m. Event includes food vendors, bounce house and slide, dunk tank, pony rides and more. Participants can also submit a scarecrow for a chance to win a prize. Cost: $1 admission. Scarecrow entry fee is $25. Website: www.laportefarms.com.

. Oktoberfest, Pointe West, Vero Beach, 2 p.m. Presented by the Junior League of Indian River. Event includes children's activities, live entertainment and German food and drink. Cost: free admission, certain activities require a fee. Website: www.jlir.org.

. "Walk a Mile in Her Shoes," Indian River Medical Center, Vero Beach, 8:30 a.m. Men walk against domestic violence. Cost: $50. Website: www.safespacefl.org/events.

. 5k run/walk and tot trot, Point West Heritage Park Pavilion, Vero Beach, 7:30 a.m. The "Halloween Hustle" will benefit Maitland Farm Preschool. Cost: $20 in advance, $25 on race day. Website: www.halloweenhustle.yolasite.com.

. Halloween parade, Riverview Park, Sebastian, time to be announced. Cost: free. Website: www.cityofsebastian.org.

. Halloween parade, Freshman Learning Center, Vero Beach, 9:30 a.m. The 54th annual Halloween parade by the Vero Beach recreation department will begin at the Freshman Learning Center and travel north on 14th Avenue to the Vero Beach Community Center. Prizes for best costume available. Cost: free. Website: www.covb.org.

. Youth taken charge, Gifford Youth Activity Center, Gifford, 9 a.m. Fun, games, lunch, giveaways and special speakers targeting young people. Cost: Not available. For more information, call (772) 794-7477.


. Art in the Park, Humiston Park, Vero Beach, 10 a.m. Outdoor fine art and craft show by the Vero Beach Art Club. Cost: free. Website: www.verobeachartclub.org.

. Concert, The Emerson Center, Vero Beach, 2:30 p.m. The Space Coast Symphony Orchestra will present "By Special Request." Cost: $20, $25. Website: www.spacecoastsymphony.org.


. "Chocolate, Champagne and Chefs," Quail Valley River Club, Vero Beach, time to be announced. Enjoy and evening of fine dining and delectable desserts prepared by eight prominent chefs from Indian River County and support Big Brothers Big Sisters. Cost: $175. Website: www.bbbsigs.org.


. Trunk or treat, St. Elizabeth's Episcopal Church, Sebastian, 5:30 p.m. A safe, not-so-spooky trunk or treat for the family. Cost: Not available. Website: www.stelizabethssebastian.org.

. Trick or treat at McKeeBOOtanical Garden, McKee Botanical Garden, Vero Beach, 6 p.m. Trick or treat along ghastly garden paths and enjoy Halloween-themed fun and activities. Cost: Not available. Website: www.mckeegarden.org.


. Soup Bowl, locations vary, Indian River County, 11:30 a.m., 4:30 p.m. The 20th annual Samaritan Center Soup Bowl fundraiser will have soup and ceramic bowls for sale. The money will go toward services for homeless families. Cost: varies. Website: www.samaritancentervero.org.

. Concert, Sebastian River High School Performing Arts Center, Sebastian, 7 p.m. Fall concert featuring the concert and symphonic bands and the wind symphony. Cost: not available. Website: www.srhsband.com.


. 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 orzelbp@gmail.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.

. Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge: Call the refuge at (772) 562-3909, Ext. 275, or visit fws.gov/pelicanisland/events

. Italian-American War Veterans, Post No.3 and Women's Auxiliary, located at 2500 15th Ave., Vero Beach, holds business meetings at 7 p.m., on the second Wednesday of each month. Social meetings are held at 6 p.m., on the fourth Wednesday of the month. New members welcome. For information, call (772) 231-5673 or (772) 770-2558.

. Vero Beach Railroad Station in downtown Vero Beach was originally built in 1903. It is on the National Register of Historic Places, and is open Tuesday from 10 a.m. until 1:30 p.m., and Wednesday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Visitors can tour the exhibit center and get a glimpse of local history from prehistoric times through World War II. There is a model train display that offers panoramic views of historical sites in Indian River County. The railroad station is located at 2336 14th Ave., Vero Beach. For more information, call (772) 778-3435.

. Indian River County Historical Society preserves the artifacts, sites and structures related to Indian River County heritage and offers maps and directions to sites of historic interest throughout the county. The society is housed in a 1903 Vero Beach Train Station, located at 2336 14th Ave., Vero Beach, and is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. For more information, call (772) 778-3435.

. The Heritage Bluegrass Band performs every Tuesday night, from 7:30-10 p.m. There is no admission charge and donations are appreciated. Light refreshments are available. The Heritage Center is located at 2140 14th Ave., Vero Beach.

. Guided kayak tours: Visitors paddle along the Indian River Lagoon and enjoy nature at its tropical best. Experience the thrill of close encounters with dolphins, manatees and exotic birds. The guide is a master naturalist and U.S. Coast Guard captain. Cost is $47 each for a 2-1/2 hour tour. Reservations are required. Space is limited to 12 participants. For more information call (772) 234-3436.

. Indian River Citrus Museum tells the story and preserves the artifacts, photographs and memorabilia of the pioneers who established the most distinguished citrus fruit in the world. Open Tuesday through Friday 10 a.m.-4 p.m., in the Heritage Center, 2140 14th Ave., Vero Beach. For more information call (772) 770-2263.

. McKee Botanical Garden is an 18-acre botanical garden listed on the National Register of Historic Places and endorsed by the Garden Conservancy. This Florida hammock offers a diverse botanical collection, as well as several restored architectural treasures, the hall of giants and Spanish kitchen. Self-guided tours are available Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sunday from noon-5 p.m. It is closed Mondays and major holidays. Admission is $9 for adults, $8 for seniors and $5 for children. It is located at 350 U.S. 1, Vero Beach. It also has a gift shop, library and café. For more information, call (772) 794-0601 or www.mckeegarden.org.

. McLarty Treasure Museum features treasures discovered from ancient Spanish ships wrecked in 1715, off of Indian River County's coast. Open seven days a week from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission is $1 for ages 6 and older. Located at 13180 A1A, Vero Beach, north of County Road 510. For more information, call (772) 589-2147.

. Environmental Learning Center: An elevated boardwalk creates a trail through a mangrove forest, butterfly garden, native plant garden, wet labs and more. Also there are canoe tours, workshops and other activities. It's open daily, with one-hour tours offered throughout the week. There is no admission charge. Visitors can also see the Florida cracker-style home of poet Laura Riding Jackson on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon. The center is located at 255 Live Oak Drive, Vero Beach, south of the Wabasso Bridge. For more information call (772) 589-5050 or visit www.elcweb.org.

. ORCA: Enjoy the Oslo Riverfront Conservation Area, 350 acres along the Indian River Lagoon in southern Indian River County. The trail system takes you through a variety of distinct natural communities. A canopy of live oaks, orchids, wild coffee bushes, mangrove wetlands and wildlife are part of the experience. There is a bird watching observation platform and tower and the "awesome pine," the largest slash pine tree in the world. Park is open daily from dawn to dusk, with weekly and monthly guided nature walks. There is no admission charge. For more information, call (772) 778-7200, Ext. 173.

. St. Sebastian River buffer preserve: Hiking, jogging, walking and nature study are permitted throughout the preserve, except in areas posted as closed or restricted. Access point is off County Road 512, just west of Sebastian Middle School. The preserve is open for daily use only, except for overnight camping by permit. Horseback riding is allowed on Wednesday. Contact the preserve office to make camping reservations and obtain a permit at (321) 953-5004.

. Environmental viewing area gives a close-up view of manatees and other wildlife during the winter months. Limited parking is available; see signage. It is west of the Vero Beach Municipal Power Plant on Indian River Boulevard, near the 17th Street Bridge, in Vero Beach.


. 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.

. Vero Beach Museum of Art features exhibitions of international, national and state importance are shown throughout the year in four galleries. The museum also houses a gift shop store and is the largest teaching museum school in Florida. It is located at 3001 Riverside Park Drive, Vero Beach. For more information, call (772) 231-0707.


. 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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