Cultural Calendar

ONGOING:

Private Lives  at Riverside Theatre thru February 19. Visit RiversideTheatre.com.

THURSDAY, February 9

weekend-02-17-art-grmChrist Church Vero Beach, in the 9.23 Community Center (behind Outback), is holding a reception for pastel and oil painter,  Julie Grm on Thurssday, February 9, at 6:30 pm.  Free.

weekend-vero-concert-poster-2-9-17The Hanneke Cassel Trio, with Mike Block (cello, vocals) and Christopher Lewis (guitar)  will perform at First Presbyterian Church in Vero Beach on Thursday, February 9 at 7:30.  Donations will be accepted for the Mike Block String Camp, as concert admission is free.

weekend-winston_scottThe Treasure Coast Navy League Speaker Series continues with Winston E. Scott, Capt, USN (Ret.), Former NASA Astronaut, SVP of Florida Institute of Technology, author and musician will discuss “Reflections from Earth Orbit” on Thursday, February 9 beginning at 5:30 pm at Pointe West Country Club in Vero Beach.  Tickets include dinner for $27 per person.  Reserve by e-mail to agfornl@yahoo.com and pay at the door.

FRIDAY, February  10

weekend-logo-2017The  Sunrise Rotary VIP party, Blood Sweat & Beers, will be held on  Friday, February 10 at the Walking Tree Brewery in Vero Beach from 6:30 to 9 pm.  Enjoy craft beers paired with food by local restaurants.  For tickets ($75) visit FloridaCraftBrewAndWingfest.com.

FRIDAY & SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 10 & 11

SUNBONNET SUE QUILT SHOW THIS WEEKEND

weekend-quilt-showdscf1876On Friday & Saturday, February 10th (9 am – 5 pm) & 11th (9 am – 3 pm), the Sunbonnet Sue Quilters  Guild will host its 9 Patch Plus Quilt Show at the Indian River County Fairgrounds.  Some of the quilts will be for sale including Red, White & Blue designs to benefit the Veterans Association.  There will be vendors of quilt related items, food and drink.  Admission is $10 and children under 8 admitted free.

 

 

The Vero Beach Art Club presents Art On The Island at the Marsh Island Clubhouse featuring a variety of work of Art Club members from Friday(5-8), Saturday (10-5) and Sunday(10-5) February 10 through 12. Free.

  

SATURDAY, February 11

MOTORCAR SHOW AT MCKEE BOTANICAL GARDEN

1949 Mercury DiPol
1949 Mercury DiPol

McKee Botanical Garden will host its Eighth Annual Motor Car Exhibition “Rods and Customs” on Saturday, February 11, from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm. This event is for one day only!.  Forty spectacular pre-selected Mod Rods, Street Rods, Hot Rods and Retro Rods will be on display throughout the Garden.  At the same time, visitors will enjoy the Nature Connects®: Art With LEGO® Bricks Exhibition  on view through May 7.  Regular admission fees apply.

weekend-img_0658The  City of Vero Beach Recreation Department is hosting the 14th Annual Mother Daughter Tea Party at the Vero Beach Community Center on February 11th at 2 pm.   The Princess-themed party will include crafts, dancing, food and tea, games and prizes.  Advanced registration is required at Leisure Square. Cost is $25 per Mother/Daughter pair and $10 each additional family member. Contact Angie Holshouser, (772) 770-3775.

 

weekend-flight-11-x-14The 6th Annual Sebastian Art Studio Tour will take place on Saturday February 11 from 10 am to 5 pm. The self-guided tour visits seven artists’ studios in and around Sebastian. Maps for this popular event can be downloaded at sebastianartstudiotour.com.  Free.

Project Space 1785, 1785 Old Dixie Highway in Vero Beach presents Joshua Powell  and  Michael Linskey’s Orlando-based rock band, Teleios in concert on Saturday, February 11 at 8 pm.  The cover charge is $10 per person.  BYOB.

The Vero Beach Branch of the National League of American Pen Women, will be holding a meeting on Saturday, February 11 at 12 noon at The Yellow Dog Cafe in Melbourne.  The guest speaker will be owner of the restaurant who has published several books on the culinary arts.  Contact Rosemary Brofos at 772-231-4786 or e-mail rosemarybrofos@bellsouth.net.

The Garden Club of Indian River County, 2526 17th Avenue in Vero Beach presents its 19th Annual Antique and Vintage Show and Sale on Saturday and Sunday February 11 and 12 from 10 am to 4 pm.

The Sebastian Inlet State Park hosts its Night Sounds Concert Series with SIRSY (Indie Pop Rock duo) on Saturday, February 11 from 7 to 9 pm. Bring a lawn chair or blanket to listen under the stars.  Regular park entry fees apply.

The Mental Health Association in Indian River County presents Music, Memories & Mouthwatering Morsels – A Journey with country music singer and Walk to Beautiful author, Jimmy Wayne, on Saturday, February 11 at at the Waxlax Center for the Performing Arts on Saint Edwards School’s Campus begining at  6 pm followed by a “Back Stage” Student Meet & Greet  and 7 pm Cocktails & Morsels.  Tickets: ($150 adults/$35 students) call 772-569-9788.

SATURDAY & SUNDAY, February 11 & 12

Arts & Culture in St. Lucie County

The Treasure Coast Woodcarvers will be presenting a woodcarving show at the Polish American Club, 343 NW Prima Vista Blvd. in Port St. Lucie on Feb. 11th and 12th from 10 am to 4 pm.  For those wishing to enter into the juried competition, the entry date is Feb. 10th from 1 to 5 pm.. Cost is $5.00 per entry. Woodturning and carving demonstrations and the sale of art and supplies will be available. Admission is $6 with children under 12 free.

SUNDAY, February 12

The Schumann Piano Quintet and other selections will be performed by international musicians Henry Hutchinson, violin; Matt Stott, violin; Viera Borisova, viola; Joachim Bischof, cello; and Marcos Flores, piano.  Sunday February 12 at 3 pm at Christ by the Sea United Methodist Church. For tickets ($25 Adults; $10 Student/Child) call 772.231.1661.

The Unity Spiritual Center, 950 43 Avenue in Vero Beach is having a Renewal of Vows/Recommitment Ceremony on Sunday, February 12.  Ask your beloved to share your life with you again.  Committed couples are welcome to participate.  Please invite your family and friends to join you, and to participate if they wish. Call (772) 562-1133  There is not a specific charge for this, but couples may wish to provide a free-will offering.

 

UPCOMING:

MONDAY, February 13

The Indian River Symphonic Association presents the Bamberg Symphony  – Bavarian State Philharmonic on Monday, February 13 at 7:30 pm at Community Church of Vero Beach.    Christoph Eschenbach conducts with the orchestra performing Mozart’s Don Giovanni Overture, followed by Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64, featuring Ray Chen.  The Program will conclude with Beethoven’s Symphony #3. For tickets, visit IRSymphonic.org or call the box office at 772-778-1070.

The Vero Beach Museum of Art presents Women Artists: The Naked Truth by Director of the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Susan Fisher Sterling, on Monday, February 13 at 4:30 pm. Tickets are ($60/$45) available for simulcast seats in the auditorium.  Visit verobeachmuseum.org or call (772) 231-0707 ext. 136 to register.

 

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16

weekend-lisaungerMusic Works, Inc. presents Live! From Vero Beach Concert, Rocket Man, the No. 1 Elton John Tribute Band to perform at the Emerson Center on Thursday, February 16 at 7:00 pm.  Tickets are available at the Cultural Council of Indian River County, 772-770-4857, or online at MusicWorksConcerts.com.

The American Association of University Women’s popular annual Book Author Luncheon will be held on Saturday, February 18 at the Vero Beach Country Club beginning at 11 am.    New York Times Best-selling author, Lisa Unger, will be the guest speaker.  For tickets ($60 includes 1 auction ticket) visit verobeach-fl.aauw.net or at the Cultural Council of Indian River County. Deadline is February 11.

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  1. Press Release:

    FOUR CHAPLAINS MEMORIAL SERVICE 74th Anniversary
    Saturday, February 11, 2017, 2:00 pm
    At the Four Chaplains Monument, Riverview Park, Sebastian, Florida

    At 12:55 am on February 3, 1943, the USAT Dorchester was tragically sunk. Of the 902 young men on board only 230 survived. Many of those survivors owe their lives to the courage and leadership exhibited by the heroic Four Chaplains, who, in sacrificing their lives, created a unique legacy of brotherhood. These Four Chaplains gave their life jackets to save four soldiers and, in so doing, gave up their only means of survival. They were last seen on the deck of the ship with their arms linked together and their heads bowed in prayer as they went to their watery graves in the North Atlantic off the coast of Greenland. Each Chaplain received the Purple Heart and the Distinguished Service Cross posthumously.

    The Four Chaplains Monument in Sebastian is a “Living Monument” created by Dorchester Survivor Ernie L. Heaton and Monument President Larry Wapnick. It is a tribute to the Chaplains, Chaplain George L. Fox, Methodist, Chaplain Alexander D. Goode, Rabbi, Jewish Faith, Chaplain Clark V. Poling, Dutch Reformed Church and Father John P. Washington, Catholic Priest. Heaton was one of the last survivors to see the Chaplains alive. This is validated by an official Army Air Corp Document.

    In 2010, both Ernie Heaton and Larry Wapnick were elected to the Board of Directors of The Chapel of Four Chaplains, Phila, PA. The Chapel, founded in 1951, is devoted to the “Eternal Chaplains” and “Interfaith In Action”. Their mission is to “Encourage Cooperation and Selfless Service Among All People.” This Memorial Service in Sebastian, FL, honors them, and awards those who stand out in the community for their sacrifices in making it a better place to live with national awards.

    There will be a full military ceremony replete with Color Guard, a 21-gun salute and live Taps played by Duke Scales.

    The program will open with a Benediction, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance by Arnie Schwichtenberg, a Pearl Harbor Survivor and Boy Scout Troop 500 of Sebastian, followed by The National Anthem, sung by Tania Ortega Cowan of the Vero Beach Opera. There will be a welcome from Sebastian Mayor Bob McPartlan The ceremony will have messages and words from Lt. General Bill Welser , USAF Ret., and the Members of the Indian River County Ministerial Committee. They will again honor and perform the rituals of the Chaplains Ceremony. Their presentation is complete and beautiful. Tania Ortega Cowan of The Vero Beach Opera will sing patriotic songs. Pearl Harbor Survivor Arnie Schwichtenberg will recite the Pledge of Allegiance and speak as an honored guest. There will be many local Veterans Organizations also honoring these “Eternal Men!” Highlights of our annual ceremony will be awards given to those who have given back to our Indian River Community, Carol Kanarek and Ann Marie McCrystal both of the VNA/Hospice of the Treasure Coast. Sheriff Deryl Loar, a past recipient of the Medal of Honor, will also be a guest speaker.
    The ceremony will be completed with “Echo Taps” played by Duke Scales.
    Children and adults of all faiths, colors and creeds, are invited to come together as Americans for this anniversary service. The service should last no longer than one hour. It is a must for all to learn about the Four Chaplains sacrifice and why all Americans must stand together as the Chaplains did 74 years earlier.

    For more information contact: Larry Wapnick: president of the Four Chaplains Monument at 772 532 8749.
    EndFragment

  2. Press Release:FEBRUARY 11, 2017

    FOUR CHAPLAINS MEMORIAL SERVICE 74th Anniversary
    Saturday, February 11, 2017, 2:00 pm
    At the Four Chaplains Monument, Riverview Park, Sebastian, Florida

    At 12:55 am on February 3, 1943, the USAT Dorchester was tragically sunk. Of the 902 young men on board only 230 survived. Many of those survivors owe their lives to the courage and leadership exhibited by the heroic Four Chaplains, who, in sacrificing their lives, created a unique legacy of brotherhood. These Four Chaplains gave their life jackets to save four soldiers and, in so doing, gave up their only means of survival. They were last seen on the deck of the ship with their arms linked together and their heads bowed in prayer as they went to their watery graves in the North Atlantic off the coast of Greenland. Each Chaplain received the Purple Heart and the Distinguished Service Cross posthumously.

    The Four Chaplains Monument in Sebastian is a “Living Monument” created by Dorchester Survivor Ernie L. Heaton and Monument President Larry Wapnick. It is a tribute to the Chaplains, Chaplain George L. Fox, Methodist, Chaplain Alexander D. Goode, Rabbi, Jewish Faith, Chaplain Clark V. Poling, Dutch Reformed Church and Father John P. Washington, Catholic Priest. Heaton was one of the last survivors to see the Chaplains alive. This is validated by an official Army Air Corp Document.

    In 2010, both Ernie Heaton and Larry Wapnick were elected to the Board of Directors of The Chapel of Four Chaplains, Phila, PA. The Chapel, founded in 1951, is devoted to the “Eternal Chaplains” and “Interfaith In Action”. Their mission is to “Encourage Cooperation and Selfless Service Among All People.” This Memorial Service in Sebastian, FL, honors them, and awards those who stand out in the community for their sacrifices in making it a better place to live with national awards.

    There will be a full military ceremony replete with Color Guard, a 21-gun salute and live Taps played by Duke Scales.

    The program will open with a Benediction, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance by Arnie Schwichtenberg, a Pearl Harbor Survivor and Boy Scout Troop 500 of Sebastian, followed by The National Anthem, sung by Tania Ortega Cowan of the Vero Beach Opera. There will be a welcome from Sebastian Mayor Bob McPartlan The ceremony will have messages and words from Lt. General Bill Welser , USAF Ret., and the Members of the Indian River County Ministerial Committee. They will again honor and perform the rituals of the Chaplains Ceremony. Their presentation is complete and beautiful. Tania Ortega Cowan of The Vero Beach Opera will sing patriotic songs. Pearl Harbor Survivor Arnie Schwichtenberg will recite the Pledge of Allegiance and speak as an honored guest. There will be many local Veterans Organizations also honoring these “Eternal Men!” Highlights of our annual ceremony will be awards given to those who have given back to our Indian River Community, Carol Kanarek and Ann Marie McCrystal both of the VNA/Hospice of the Treasure Coast. Sheriff Deryl Loar, a past recipient of the Medal of Honor, will also be a guest speaker.
    The ceremony will be completed with “Echo Taps” played by Duke Scales.
    Children and adults of all faiths, colors and creeds, are invited to come together as Americans for this anniversary service. The service should last no longer than one hour. It is a must for all to learn about the Four Chaplains sacrifice and why all Americans must stand together as the Chaplains did 74 years earlier.

    For more information contact: Larry Wapnick: president of the Four Chaplains Monument at 772 532 8749.
    EndFragment

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