Cultural Calendar October 23-28


Flametree Clay Art Gallery is hosting a lecture on Thursday, October 25 from 6:00 to 7:30 pm.  Celebrated gallery owner and curator Meredyth Hyatt Moses will share her experiences and love of clay art! RSVP by calling 772-453-5197 or e-mailing Leah at

The Vero Beach Museum of Art presents the Don Soledad Group on Thursday, October 25,  rain or shine, from 5 to 7 pm.  The cost is $10 for museum member and $12 general admission.  Full bar available.


October 25: The Indian River County Historical Society’s Woman’s Club History & Restoration Open House will be held from 7 to 9 pm. Celebrate and commemorate the history of the Club and unveiling to the public the latest preservation and restoration project.  Enjoy refreshments, raffle, door prizes.


Gallery 14 continues to celebrate the work of Christopher Sweeney with an extensive showing of his work entitled Sweeney: Spread the Love.  The show,  a fundraiser for the Children’s Home Society’s Transitional Home, will continue through Friday October 26, when there will be a raffle drawing for an original 30 x 40 piece by Sweeney, entitled, Stretching Heart. Mr. Sweeney will be in attendance to pick the winning ticket at 7:00 pm.  At that time the lucky winner can take the painting home. Raffle tickets at $20 each or 3 for $50 are available at the Gallery.


The Environmental Learning Center’s  family fun Half-Haunted Halloween  will take place from 5 – 8 pm on Friday, October 26. Costumes are optional, but prizes will be awarded for both children and adults in three costume categories: Best Interpretation of the theme “Creatures from the Lagoon;” Best use of Recycled Materials; and Silliest Costume.   There will be canoe quick trips through the Indian River Lagoon’s magical lighted mangrove tunnels, scary spiders and other Halloween nature crafts, nighttime touch tank encounters, and many more activities around the lagoon island. New this year for children 8 years old and up will be a spooky trail designed to give you a good scare.  Visit

First Presbyterian Church presents the Treasure Coast Chapter of the American Guild of Organists’ Halloween-themed concert entitled Phantasies and Phugues on Friday, October 26 at 7:00pm.  This fun-filled, lighthearted concert will feature organists from throughout the Treasure Coast.  Concertgoers can expect to hear a variety of music. Some are serious performances, while much of the music will be performed in a parody fashion in the spirit of Halloween. Admission is free to the community; a $10 suggested donation will be accepted to benefit a scholarship program for student organists.  

October 26: Vero Beach High School Football Game-Half-time Centennial Musical Tribute and Committee Recognition.



Howl at the Moon – Pink Pianos Party– with musicians Brian Wilk & Ken Gustafson.  Show seatings are at 7:30 and 8:30 pm on October 26 & 27.   Dress in pink, request songs from the dueling pianos, and enjoy “pink” drink specials. Come out, and help spread awareness about breast cancer.

Live in the Loop – Free outdoor concerts beginning at 6 pm with Radio Days (Rock n’ Roll Cover Band) on Friday and Casey Raines Band (Country, Rock and Pop Cover Band) on Saturday.

Smokey Joe’s Café  through November 11. Tickets start at $35.  Visit


The City of Vero Beach Recreation Department’s 60th Annual Halloween Parade & Costume Contest  will be held on Saturday, October 27. Line up begins at 9:30 am at the Vero Beach Womans Club parking lot. The parade will start at 10:00 am on 21st Street and will travel down 14th Avenue to the Vero Beach Community Center.  There will be a costume contest immediately after the parade inside the Vero Beach Community Center. Prizes will be awarded for the 25 best costumes. The contest is for children ages 0-17 and parents are encouraged to get into the Halloween spirit by dressing up as well. At the end of the parade, children with or without a costume can pick up their free goodie bags.



October 27:  Sunrise Rotary Vero Beach’s Chili Challenge will be held from  4:00 to 9:00 pm in Riverside Park.   Thirty Chili entries will be allowed, judges will select the best Vero has to offer and the people who attend get to select their choice. There will be two bands playing and a food booth by Sunrise Rotary. Two beer trucks will be on hand as well as wine, water and soft drinks.  To enter the competition e-mail Debbie Avery at

SATURDAY & SUNDAY October 27 & 28


October 27 & 28 – Soup Bowl Exhibit at the Vero Beach Museum of Art-Free admission on Saturday.


Join Community Church of Vero Beach to step back in time for Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1920),  a silent film with music performed on the organ. The concert/film will be on Sunday, October 28 at 6:00 pm.  Before there were “talkies”, organists and other musicians commonly accompanied silent films.   Andrew Galuska, Director of Music and Fine Arts/Senior Organist at the Community Church, will set the mood and play through this wonderful classic film.  Cost: Free will offering (suggested donation $10).


Wear your best Halloween costume at Habitat’s spooktacular Bowl to Build Scholars! This Halloween-themed event will take place on Sunday, October 28 at 1:00 pm at Vero Bowl, 929 14th Lane in Vero Beach The event will feature a 50/50 raffle, basket raffles, contests, awards and a chance to win best Halloween costume.  The $40 per person registration fee (four or five-person teams and individuals are welcome) includes three games of bowling, shoe rental, a $5 coupon towards food and drinks, and prizes.  All bowling skill levels are welcome.  For registration and sponsorship opportunities, call 772-562-9860, ext. 214 or visit

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