Cultural Calendar September 12-18

Paul Davis-Cat Boat Regatta
Taina de sangre y corazon

The Foyer Gallery at the Emerson Center, 1590 27th Avenue in Vero Beach, presents a new exhibit by artist Ida Y. Robles through the month of September.  Featured in the exhibit are colorful contemporary portraits of women with a focus on Puerto Rican culture.  In the Emerson Center lobby, Vero Beach marine artist, Paul R. Davis, is exhibiting his nautical paintings of seascapes and boats that will be on view through October. The Gallery is open Monday through Friday from 10 am to 4 pm and on Sundays from 10 am to 1 pm.  The Foyer Gallery has issued a “Call to Artists” for the 2018-19 exhibition season.  Visit the Foyer Gallery website,, for more information.



The Vero Beach Chamber of Commerce is holding its Cocktails & Commerce at the Blue Agave Restaurant, 1979 14th Avenue, on Thursday, September 13 from 5:15 to 7:15 pm. Enjoy a fun networking event with Happy hour pricing on drinks and a Lite Fare provided by the Blue Agave.  The cost is $8.00 for Chamber members and $10 for non-members. The Chamber is also sponsoring a drawing for a free Victory Casino Cruise admission on their next sponsored cruise.  RSVP to Toni @ 772-226-5459 or




Howl at The Moon Experience – Glow Party – with  Ken Gustafson & Katie Pinder Brown performing from 7:30 to 10 pm with seating at 7:30 and 8:30 on September 14 & 15.

Live in the Loop – Free outdoor concerts beginning at 6 pm with Steve Milligan Band (Classic Rock) on Friday and Voodoo (Groovy Rock) on Saturday.  For Tickets:

First Response: Photographs by Rusty Wiles.

The A.E. Backus Museum & Gallery is presenting a special pre-season, limited exhibition in September, prior to the official opening of the 58th Season. “First Response: Photographs by Rusty Wiles” will be on view September 14-30, during special weekend hours, with the opening coinciding with the Firefighter Combat Challenge national competition hosted by St. Lucie County in Fort Pierce. Special Pre-Season Hours are: Friday – Saturday, 10 AM to 4 PM; Sunday, 12 Noon to 4 PM. Admission is $5 per person; AARP, AAA, and Veterans with appropriate ID receive a $2 discount. Students with school ID, children under 18 and active duty military are always free.


The American Association of University Women Vero Beach Branch meeting will be held on Saturday, September 15 from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm at Vincent’s Ristorante & Pizzeria, 510 21st St. (Miracle Mile) in Vero Beach. Dr. Lillian Torres-Martinez, Director of Exceptional Student Education, speaks about Title IX. the cost is $25, including lunch. Please register and select meal choice online at



Kristin Naigus

The Space Coast Symphony Orchestra will perform two sonic classics by Respighi when they present Pines of Rome at 3:00 pm on Sunday, September 16 at Vero Beach High School Performing Arts Center, 1707 16th Street. The tone poems for large orchestra by Ottorino Respighi capture everything from the harmonies of nature to the boisterous commotion of festivals. Also in the concert is a one-movement Concerto for English Horn by Kenneth Fuchs: “Eventide,” which will be performed by the SCSO English horn principal player, Kristin Naigus. In creating the pastoral work, composer Fuchs drew inspiration from spirituals like “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot” and others.  $25 advance tickets for adults are available through the orchestra website at  Tickets at the door are $30.  Pines of Rome is free for those aged 18 and under or with a student ID.

The Pelican Island Audubon Society’s 2018-2019 EagleWatch Training Session will be held at Audubon House, 195 9th Street, SE in Vero Beach on Sunday, September 16 from 2 to 4 pm. Audubon EagleWatch is seeking volunteers to monitor Bald Eagle nests for the 2018-2019 breeding season.  As a volunteer, you’ll be assigned to monitor one or more eagle nests in your vicinity during the nesting season (Oct-May). The data you collect will help eagle biologists determine the right conservation measures to ensure the success of the species.  Register for the training at



The Cultural Council of Indian River County announces the first module in October of a three part series of seminars and workshops titled Maximizing Your Art Business, the goal of which is to help individual artists and small non-profit businesses become more entrepreneurial.  The Fall module, Financial & Legal Side of Art, consists of 3 classes: Finance  & Accounting, Strategic Planning and The Legal Side of Art.  The Winter Module, Marketing Art in a Digital World includes Social Media, Digital Marketing & Best Practices in Web Based Sales and the Spring Module, Developing your Art Business, includes Making and Maximizing Marketing Opportunities, Business Nuts and Bolts & Effective Communication.  Visit for details and to sign up!  Advanced registration is required.


The Cultural Council’s Annual Media Breakfast and Workshop will be held on Wednesday, October 3 at the Vero Beach Elks Lodge, 1350 26th Street, Vero Beach from  8 am – 12 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.  You will help your organization to be aware of new trends and be updated with current media outlet requirements for submitting your news and information.  To reserve, please submit $25 by mailing a check, calling the CCIRC office to use a credit card, or on-line via the website at  Advance reservation is required.

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