FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23
The Cultural Council of Indian River County will hold a special Art of Networking on Friday, September 23 at 5 pm at Riverside Theatre to introduce the 2016-17 Arts & Cultural Events Guide. Then, beginning at 6 pm, enjoy free live music at “Live In the Loop’s” outdoor stage.
FRIDAY & SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23 & 24
AT RIVERSIDE THEATRE
Live in the Loop Outdoor Stage – featuring local musicians, Bob Houston (Oktoberfest Band) on Friday and Minglewood (Grateful Dead Tribute Band) on Saturday from 6 to 9:30 pm. Free to the public.
Comedy Zone – Oktoberfest Nights – showcasing comedians Peter Fogel and Rahn Hortman. Tickets $16-$22. Call 772-231-6990 or visit RiversideTheatre.com for more information.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24
—-The 4th Annual Celebrate the Arts Festival takes place on Saturday, September 24, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm in Riverside Park. Situated under the oaks and incorporating the Vero Beach Museum of Art and Riverside Theatre, the Festival is the finest showcase of performing and cultural arts on the Treasure Coast. Learn about the upcoming season from cultural organizations including theatres, orchestras, opera, museums, art galleries, performing arts venues, and more. Children and adults will have great fun with the many activities offered at individual booths. This FREE family festival includes arts, activities, cultural presentations and live performances throughout the day. Entertainment abounds on the Main Stage with dancers, choral groups, orchestras, theatrical skits and more. Meet individual artists, authors, and speakers and enjoy presentations in the author/artist/speaker tent. Purchase art, books, crafts, raffle chances, tickets to events and more. Stroll the tents or watch the stage performances while enjoying food from local eateries: Chelsea’s, Chive, 14 Bones and Osceola Bistro. Purchase beer and wine from Vero’s newest brewery, Walking Tree Brewery.
—- Riverside Theatre will be conducting free tours of the different shops backstage (costume, set construction, scene painting), dressing rooms, stages, and fill people in on the history of this theatre. The tours will be held every hour on the half hour from 10:30 am to 3:30 pm.
—-The Vero Beach Museum of Art is offering free admission with day-long activities. View the exhibitions, ART OUT OF THIS WORLD: The Arts and Artists of NASA and David Drake: Potter and Poet. Art School faculty is hosting an Open-House and activities for children including Kidz ArtShop.
NATIONAL ESTUARIES DAY AT ELC – The Environmental Learning Center (ELC) invites residents and visitors, young and not-so-young alike, to its annual celebration of National Estuaries Day on Saturday, September 24th from 9 am to 1 pm. National Estuaries Day is a time of education, music, fun and celebration at the ELC and will feature live music by Lonnie Dee and Jinna Jean Robertson of Heart of Oak Music who not only build hand-crafted Heart of Oak Dories but entertain with their music. Take a quick canoe trip under mangrove tunnels with a canoe guide; go dip-netting in our pond (be sure to bring your close-toed water shoes to dip-net) and see all the juvenile marine life. There’s a guided Nature Walk at 10 am. Hear a Dolphin Fun Facts talk, and stroll 1 ½ miles of boardwalks and nature trails. Visit our Discovery Station Interactive Museum with 145-gallon touch tank, aquariums & exhibits. See a live natural “Tipee” sprouting from gumbo limbo branches, and visit the native plant greenhouse. And of course let the children play at the Imagination Station play area. General Admission is $5 for adults and children 12 & over, but FREE for children under 12 and ELC Members. Visit DiscoverELC.org online for more information.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 25
SCSO GRAND CANYON SUITE – The Space Coast Symphony Orchestra presents Grand Canyon Suite on Sunday, September 25, at 3 pm at the Vero Beach High School Performing Arts Center, 1707 16th Street. Included will be SCSO percussionist, Brian Radock performing three-time Grammy Award winning, Michael Daugherty’s Concerto for Timpani, Raise the Roof. and Celebrated local pianist, Brian Gatchell joins your SCSO to dazzle audiences with a performance of George Gershwin’s unforgettable and incredibly popular, Rhapsody in Blue, brimming with youthful energy, beautiful graceful melodies, captivating rhythms, originality, and a sense of musical exploration. Ferde Grofé’s Grand Canyon Suite is one of the most popular concert works of the 20th Century. The Space Coast Symphony presents this classic work with stunning HD footage of the Grand Canyon. For tickets, visit SpaceCoastSymphony.org or purchase at Marine Bank & Trust (mainland & beachside branches).
St. Augustine of Canterbury Episcopal Church, 475 43rd Avenue in Vero Beach debuts its community-wide Prayer and Praise Coffee House for 2016/17, featuring local musicians, on Sunday, September 25th, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Bring your voice and/or instrument and friends for the sing along. Sandwiches and beverages will be served. A free-will donation will be accepted.
The Humane Society of Vero Beach and Indian River County is offering free drive-thru rabies vaccination from 5 to 7 pm on Sunday, September 25 on a first come – first served basis. These vaccinations are for cats & dogs sixteen weeks or older. Pet owners must be residents of Indian River County. For details, call (772) 388-3331.
The Vero Beach Elks Lodge, 1350 26th Street, is holding an Oktoberfest on Saturday, October 1st. Cocktails at 5 pm, Bavarian Dinner at 6 pm. Menu: Hackbraten with egg noodles (German Style Meatloaf), Sauerbraten gravy and red cabbage and bratwursts with sauerkraut. Oktoberfest Bier on tap. Oompah & American Music 7-10 pm. Sing & Dance with Noel Kingston. Ticket $20. Advanced ticket sales ONLY sold between now and September 25th. Call 562-8450 after 1 pm.
SAVE THE DATE
REGISTER NOW FOR THE MEDIA BREAKFAST & WORKSHOP
The Cultural Council of Indian River County is holding its annual Media Breakfast and Workshop on Wednesday, October 5th at the Vero Beach Elks Lodge, 1350 26th Street in Vero Beach from 8 am to noon. Representatives from local print, radio, and electronic media outlets provide practical tips to nonprofit staff and volunteers about how best to publicize their charitable causes, special events and programs in our community. Learn of new trends and be updated with current media outlet requirements for getting your news and information placed. To reserve, please submit $25 by mailing a check to CCIRC, 2041 14th Avenue, Vero Beach 32960, calling our office, 772-770-4857, to use a credit card, or on-line via our website at http://www.cultural-council.org/MediaBreakfast.html.