Cultural Calendar Oct 28-Nov 4


Members of the Sebastian River Art Club, Sheila Lougheed and Susan Lavender, make children’s books come alive with a new display at the North Indian River County Library.  “Everyone’s Once Upon A Time” features pages  full of appropriate miniature pop-ups along with small pieces: trees, houses, toys, photographs, and drawings  by Art Club members. The exhibit is on view through January 1.


By Minakshi De


Vintage Pop: Horacio Lertora & Melissa Mastrangelo.

The First Friday Gallery Stroll will be held on Friday, November 1 from 5 to 8 pm on and around 14th Avenue in downtown Vero Beach.  Here’s who’s showing:  Raw Space Gallery presents Minakshi De (left) exhibiting paintings, installations and creative works. Gallery 14 will bring you back in time with Vintage Pop by Melissa Mastrangelo and Horacio Lertora Right).  The gallery is hosting a special reception for the artists on Thursday, October 31 from 5 to 8 pm as well as the Friday stroll.  Main Street Vero Beach is hosting guest artist Gary Lenard Moore.

The Center for Spiritual Care presents the abstract expressionist works of emerging artist, Ian Maguire with an opening reception on Friday, November 1 from 5 to 7 pm.  The exhibition will be on view through November 29.  Make sure to visit the Center on Wednesday, November 6 at 6:30 pm for Art Talk:  A conversation with Ian Maguire, Tim Sanchez and Ellen Fischer.



Comedy Zone Experience: Laugh with comedians Mutzie and  Rico Sita with shows at 7:30 and 9:30 pm on Friday & Saturday, November 1 & 2. Meet local guest emcees Kevin Lyons on Friday and April Spero on Saturday.  Purchase tickets in advance.  Side Seats: $12, Table Seating: $14-$18.   Visit

Live in the Loop Outdoor Concerts: Enjoy live music from 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm with The Jacks Band  (Classic Rock) on Friday and Collins & Company (Rock n’ Pop Party Band) on Saturday.

Beehive: The 60’s Musical opens Tuesday, October 29 and runs through November 17. Beehive is an exuberant jukebox celebration of the rockin’ women who made the 60’s memorable, Beehive transports audiences on a musical journey showcasing some of the ladies who made the era’s music so special. From Leslie Gore to Janis Joplin, from the Shirelles to the Supremes, from Aretha Franklin to Tina Turner, the show features over forty classic chart-toppers that will have audiences dancing in the aisles reliving one of music’s greatest decades.

Backstage Access Q & A Seminars for Beehive will be held from 10 am to Noon on October 31 and November 7.  Tuition is $75.  Visit for details.


Sunrise Rotary Vero Beach is holding its annual Ring of Fire Chili Challenge on Saturday, November 2 at Riverside Park from 3:00 to 8:00 pm.  Enjoy drinks, chili tasting, homemade desserts, voting, music and lots of family fun.  There will be two bands for entertainment. Buy 10 tickets for $10 and you will get a Peoples Choice voting chit, or simply buy them $1 at a time. Free admission and parking.

Friends After Diagnosis celebrates the Grand Opening of FriendshipWorks Gallery at Friendship House, 3404 Aviation Blvd in Vero Beach, on Saturday, November 2 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm.  The premier exhibit will feature works from local artists including Carl and Shirley Cerreto, Rosemary Cotnoir, Sue Dinneno, Jan Drygulski, Rita Faillace, Barbara Harrell (Mosaic Mom), Al Harty, and Ellen Rantz as well as handiworks by FAD survivors.  World-renowned flutist Judi Lambert who will perform from 2:15 to 3:15.  To learn more about Friends After Diagnosis or to donate, please contact Messina Shields at 772-770-9700 or, or visit

The Gifford Youth Orchestra is holding a concert at the Gifford Community Center, 4855 43rd Avenue in Vero Beach on Saturday, November 2 at 3 pm.  Admission is free.


Labyrinth walk

The Unity Spiritual Center, 950 43rd Avenue in Vero Beach has a Guided Meditation and Labyrinth walk on the first Sunday of every month (November 3) from 5:00 to 5:40 pm facilitated by Leslie Haatvedt, PhD and offered on a love offering basis.    All are welcome!

The Space Coast Symphony Orchestra presents, Musicians are Superheroes, a free concert event s at 3:00 pm on Sunday, November 3 at the Vero Beach High School Performing Arts Center. The program will feature a short, original screenplay by national best-selling author, Michele Wallace Campanelli. In it, Conductor Aaron Collins and the orchestra battle evil and bring the incredible power of music to the world.  The concert will feature music from Superman, The Incredibles, Spiderman, Batman, How to Train Your Dragon, The Avengers, Pirates of the Caribbean, Madagascar and more, some with movie clips on screen. 14 costumed superheroes will be roaming throughout the concert hall. Youngsters are encouraged to dress in their own superheroes costumes. Free tickets can be reserved through the orchestra website at

The Treasure Coast Chorale will perform a concert, What a Wonderful World, on Sunday, November 3  at 4 pm  celebrating its skies, seas, mountains, and canyons. at First Baptist Church of Vero Beach.  The performance will be free and a donation will be requested from the audience.


The Friends of the North Indian River County Library will hold the Annual Meeting to elect officers for 2020 on Monday, November 4th, at 1 p.m, in the meeting room.  All members and prospective members are invited to attend.  A light lunch will be provided.     For more information call (772) 589-1355 visit

Jacqueline Jacobs

The American Association of University Women, Vero Beach presents the 35th Season of Book Review Breakfasts always FREE and open to the public, on Monday, November 4th, from 9:30 to 11 am at the Richardson Center, IRSC Campus, Vero Beach. A continental breakfast will be offered. Dr. Jacueline Jacobs, Professor and United Way and LRJ Foundation board member will review The Tenth Muse: A Novel by Catherine Chung.


The Center for Spiritual Care, 1550 24 Street in Vero Beach is hosting a workshop with Joy Caffrey, Archetypes, Intuition and Wisdom on Saturday, November 9 from 10 am to 1:30 pm.  Nurture yourself with meditation, insight and creative work to explore the meaning of archetypes and how they work with your intuition and inner wisdom.  Snacks will be provided.  Bring a bag lunch.  The cost is $45 in advance, $60 at the door.  Register at

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