This September marks the 30th anniversary of Library Card Signup Month—a time when the American Library Association (ALA) joins public libraries nationwide to highlight the value of a library card. During Library Card Sign-up Month any County resident of any age who signs up for a library card at the North Indian River County Library in Sebastian will be entered in a drawing for a gift card to Walmart or Paradise Ice Cream shop. Indian River County Library cards are free to County residents – no purchase is necessary. The drawing will take place on Monday, October 2nd, at 10 a.m. and winners will be notified by phone, e-mail, or mail. This local campaign is sponsored by the Friends of the North Indian River County Library. The North Indian River County Library is located at 1001 Sebastian Boulevard in Sebastian. For more information call the Library at 772 589-1355 or visit the Friends’ website at www.friendsncl.org.
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 1
First Friday Gallery Stroll
The First Friday Gallery Stroll around and along 14th Avenue in downtown Vero Beach will be held on Friday, September 1 from 5 to 8 pm. Here’s a preview of the exhibits: Gallery 14 presents Colors of Summer 3: New Work and Familiar Favorites by owner/artists (open this month on stroll night only) Image at left: Mates by Barbara Landry. Artists Guild Gallery features new works by resident artists. Main Street Vero Beach presents guest artist, Ray Holmes’ Floribbean Fun Fish. His fish are painted acrylic over fiberglass with his style of art – a fusion of the Caribbean Islands and Florida arts (at right). Flametree Clay Art Gallery “Heard it through the Grapevine” will feature wine goblets, bottle chillers, cheese/cracker platters, grape leaf plates…anything to do with wine and wine tasting along with tasty treats by Wild Thyme Catering.
New Exhibit Opens at Foyer Gallery of Art
The Foyer Gallery of Art, located at the Emerson Center, 1590 27th Avenue, Vero Beach, will be having an Exhibition of oil paintings created by May Brandt, a well known local artist and plein air painter. Her Exhibit will begin on September 1st and run until October 31st. Mark your calendar for a “Meet the Artist” event will take place on Thursday, October 12th in the Gallery from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. Please visit the Foyer Gallery is from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm from Monday through Friday and on Sundays from 10:00 am to Noon.
FRIDAY & SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 1 & 2
AT RIVERSIDE THEATRE
Howl at the Moon Experience: Shows at 7:30 and 9:30 pm with musicians Ken Gustafson and Brian Wilk. Come Hungry! Enjoy fire-grilled sandwiches and cold cocktails!
Live in the Loop: Free Outdoor Concerts beginning at 6 pm with Johnny & The Blaze (Variety, Funk, Rock, Oldies, Classic & New) on Friday and Big Coque (Variety & Classic Rock) on Saturday. Visit RiversideTheatre.com.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 2
This Saturday, September 2 is Free Admission Saturday at the Environmental Learning Center. Visit the ELC Lagoon Island Campus – get outside and explore the 1 ½ miles of boardwalks and walking trails, Discovery Station Interactive Museum with Aquariums and Touch Tank, dip-netting pond, native plant greenhouse, canoe dock for lagoon viewing, children’s outdoor play areas and more! The ELC is located on CR 510 just west of the Wabassso Bridge.
SAVE THE DATE FOR THE CELEBRATE THE ARTS FESTIVAL
Members of the Cultural Council of Indian River County will be introducing their season line up at Riverside Park on Saturday, September 23 from 10 am to 4 pm. This is an opportunity for locals to learn about the exciting cultural events offered to the community for the 2017-18 Season. In addition, there will be live entertainment on stage, food and drink and many activities offered by Cultural Council members. Admission is free!
The Cultural Council is a non-profit partner with MusicWorks, Inc. for the music line up for this season at the Emerson Center presenting Livingston Taylor & Karla Bonoff (January 12); Peter Yarrow (January 25); Live from Laurel Canyon (February 8); Poco (February 15); The Association (February 22); Broken Arrow-A Tribute to Neil Young (March 1); 1964-The Tribute (March 8); FireFall (March 15) and John Sebastian (March 30). Tickets will be available after September 1.