Cultural Calendar September 25-30


The Vero Beach Theatre Guild performance, A Bench in the Sun continues through September 29. Harold and Burt, longtime friends and joined at their arthritic hips by the bonds of time, live in a retirement home and spend their days on a bench in the garden bickering. A once famous actress has just moved in, whose flirtatious ways catch the eyes and hearts of the pair, giving them something new to argue over in this wise, moving but most of all, very funny and sunny comedy.  For tickets, visit

The Center for Spiritual Care, 1550 24 Street, is offering Pilates classes with Deb D’Andrea every week on Wednesdays from 5:30 to 6:30 pm and Saturdays from 9:00 to 10:00 am. Contact Deb D’Andrea at 710-215-2858 to reserve your space. A $5 donation is requested.



A FUNdraiser for the Vero Beach Art Village, A classic Hawaiian Luau will be held on Wednesday, September 25 from 5:30 to 8:30 pm at Ono Luau, 2140 13th Avenue in Vero Beach.  Enjoy  island entertainment, island buffet & passed hors d’oeuvres, two complimentary cocktails, Happy Hour prices all evening and a contest for the most artistic lei.  For reservations ($75 per person – Village residents and emerging artists will receive a discount) call the Cultural Council at 772-770-4857 or visit


By Richard Fisher

Art at the Emerson Gallery invites you to meet the artists exhibiting in Abstract Expressions show on Thursday, September 26

By Hector Stokes

from 5 to 7 pm.   Exhibiting artists are Leslie Stokes (at right), Julie Ann Hewitt, Richard Fisher (at left) and Hector Cruz.    Visit for more   information about the artists.  Free.


 The Rock Around The Clock Concert will be held on Thursday, September 26 from 7 to 8:30 pm at the Sebastian River Performing Arts Center on the high school campus, 9001 Shark Boulevard.  The concert features fabulous selections from decades gone by artists such as Earth Wind and Fire, The Doobie Brothers, Led Zepplin, Toto, Kool and the Gang, Tears for Fears, Survivor, The Weather Girls, Bob Seger, Julie London, Johnny Burnett, Gloria Gaynor/Destiny’s Child. The concert features musical selections performed by the Shark Choir, Chorale, Encore, and soloists. Concerts are open to the public with $5.00 general admission at the door. Concerts begin at 7:00 PM, doors open at 6:30 PM. Free admission to: children 6th grade and younger, SDIRC employees, and middle school students who wear their school’s Chorus t-shirt! Donations are also received at each concert to help off-set some of the expenses.


The Vero Beach Elks Lodge, 1350 26 Street, has a dinner/dance from 6:00-9:30 pm on Friday, September 27. Chef June’s Stuffed Pork Loin Dinner, Music by Permanent Affair and Kards 4 Kids Charity Texas Hold’em Tournament to benefit kids Programs and Veterans programs – call 772-5628450 after 1 pm to pay  ($12) and make reservations.

Main Street Vero Beach presents Downtown Friday on September 27 from 6 to 9 pm on 14th Avenue in Vero Beach.  This family-friendly, free event features a food court, community booths & vendors as well as entertainment including live, local music performance.  Free.



Howl at the Moon Experience:  You pick the songs to dine, dance and  to sing along with three super talented  musicians – (Katie Pinder-Brown, Scott McGilvrey and special guest drummer) from 7:30 to 10:30 pm on September 27 & 28.  Side Seats: $12 Table Seating: $16-$22. Visit for tickets. n Live in the Loop:  Free concert from 6 to 9:30 pm with Souljam on Friday and The Beatle Guys on Saturday.


The Vero Beach Museum of Art  has Free Admission Saturday on September 28 as well as a special event, the Art School Faculty Open House from 10 am to 4 pm.  Instructors will demonstrate their skills and visitors will have the opportunity to sign up for classes. Free event.

National Public Lands Day and International Coastal Cleanup will be held at Sebastian Inlet State Park on Saturday, September 28 from 8 am to 10 am and the Park needs volunteers!  The volunteers sign in booths will be on both the Brevard and Indian River County sides of the park. Enjoy a morning stroll down the beach while lending a hand. For more information on all events: or call 772-388-2750 or 321-984-4852

In celebration of National Estuary Day, the Indian River Lagoon and the Environmental Learning Center’s (ELC) 31st birthday, Splish, Splash Lagoon Bash will offer a full day of fun, lagoon-related events— FREE of charge on Saturday, September 28 from 8 am to 5 pm.  There will be a variety of activities for all ages, such as book readings & signings,  Touch Tank Encounters, a Mangrove Tree Crab activity, outdoor water activities and EcoTalks Speaker series as well as beer tasting with Walking Tree Brewery.  The cost for the beer tasting and tour is $15 for non-members and $12 for ELC members.  For details & times, visit


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