Through Oct. 31

• Countryside Family Farms Fall Festival & MAZE: Saturdays & Sundays through Oct. 31 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. is the Countryside Family Farms Fall Festival taking place at Countryside Family Farms, located at 6325 81st Street in Vero Beach. $12.95 plus tax online or $15.95 at the gate, 2 and under are free.Lots of family-friendly activities in addition to the maze, including the all-new zip line, hayride, jumping pillow, rat roller, barnyard ball zone, rubber ducky races, kiddie train rides, kiddie maze, mower-go-round, photo ops, nature trial, air cannon...and more! Food and beverages also available, including El Sid tacos and Countryside’s one-of-a-kind OJ slushie with vanilla soft-serve. For more information, call 772-581-0999 (toll free 888-550-5745 or visit www.CountrysideCitrus.com.

THURSDAY, OCT. 14

• Treasure Coast Social Tea Club: Join us for the BRAND NEW TREASURE COAST SOCIAL TEA CLUB: SEBASTIAN LUNCHEON, on THURSDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2021 at Captain Butcher's Seafood Grill & Bar, located on 1732 Indian River Drive, Sebastian, FL 32958. We start networking at 11:30 AM and lunch goes until 1:00 PM. Bring yourself, business cards, name tag, and door prizes are allowed! Our Featured Keynote Speaker will be Michelle Mitza of AAA Vero Beach ~ The Auto Club Group. Michelle will be talking about the many faces of AAA, not your grandparent's AAA! She will speak about Custom Vacations, and some of their amazing vendors including: Rocky Mountaineer, AMA Waterways, Trafalgar, African Travel, etc. The Treasure Coast Social Tea Club ~ Sebastian Luncheon will feature Cash Raffle, Extra Door Prizes, and more! Please note, we are asking that all attendees register and pre-pay online, so that we have a near to exact head count for the Chefs at the restaurant we meet at. Please register online at Eventbrite. Please click "FOLLOW US" (above the electronic e-vite) on the Eventbrite invitation. Note: We do not allow refunds, but we ask that you find a replacement for yourself if you have paid and cannot attend. Ask us how you and your company, group or favorite organization can sponsor an event and be an speaker! Email macevoy.realestate@gmail.com. For more details or to speak to the hostess, Carolyn Mac Evoy, please call (772) 925-4791.

FRIDAY, OCT. 15

• Indian River Bird & Nature Tours/Lectures: During the month there will be a host of bird and nature tours including 3 Nature Walks at ELC with ElC's Marc Spiess. Lecture with photos by Juanita Baker Friday October 15th 8-9 p.m, Artists Reception and awards Saturday Oct 16, 4:30-6:30 followed by a slideshow of birds at the Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge at 7pm. Cruise sponsored by the Vero Beach Outlets. All tours can be booked at https://elc.donorshops.com/pelican-island-conservation-society? For more information on the Pelican Island Conservation Society visit www.firstrefuge.org

SATURDAY, OCT. 16

•Crown Jewel Marching Band at Citrus Bowl: The 40th Annual Crown Jewel Marching Band Festival will be Saturday, October 16 at Vero Beach High School. Founded in 1981 by James Sammons and Gordon Popple, the Crown Jewel Festival is one of the oldest continuous marching festivals in Florida. Crown Jewel Festival has approximately 25 bands competing in 5 classifications every year. Judges with backgrounds including BOA, DCI, WGI, FBA, FMBC, FFCC training, and adjudicating. March your band in our renovated Citrus Bowl where the Fighting Indians Marching Band and Band Boosters provide a smooth running contest and the Treasure Coast community provides a packed house of enthusiastic fans and spectators. Please come join us for the Crown Jewel Festival on Oct. 16 at Vero Beach High School’s stadium (Citrus Bowl). For tickets and more information, visit https://www.crownjewelvb.com/

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 20

• Indian River Bird & Nature Tours/Lectures: During the month there will be a host of bird and nature tours including 3 Nature Walks at ELC with ElC's Marc Spiess Wed Oct. 20 at 9 a.m., a Sunset Wine and Cheese Pontoon Cruise sponsored by the Vero Beach Outlets. All tours can be booked at https://elc.donorshops.com/pelican-island-conservation-society? For more information on the Pelican Island Conservation Society visit www.firstrefuge.org

THURSDAY, OCT. 21

•Children's Halloween Party: Join us for a costume parade and trick or treating around the library, followed by a Halloween Party at the Indian River County Main Library, 1600 21st St at 6 p.m. Enjoy hauntingly fun games and activities for children of all ages.

This program is free and registration is not required. For more information contact Patti Fuchs at 772 400 6318 or email pfuchs@irclibrary.org.

SATURDAY, OCT. 23

•Frightening 4K Run/Walk & Virtual: On Saturday, Oct. 23, the Frightening 4K Walk will take place at 6155 College Lane in Vero Beach at 6:15 p.m. Finisher Medals for all participants. Halloween Trick or Treat bags to all finishers and fun Halloween Awards. Food & Beer provided after the race! Random giveaway $500 Gift Card for your Halloween Adventure! For more information, visit https://runsignup.com/Race/FL/VeroBeach/Frightening4K.

•Fall Festival: LaPorte Farms, located at 7700 129th Street in Sebastian. Fall Festival will take place Oct. 23 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The festival will have pony rides, mechanical bull, face painting, hay rides, popcorn, cotton candy and more. Great photo & video opportunity Areas. Pumpkins will be available for sale Oct. 3rd (Prices may vary in size) All vendors welcome! Please register at LaPorteFarms.com/register

•Boo Bash Art & Craft Event: Visit us at Sebastian Riverview Park Halloween Boo Bash Art & Craft Event There will be face painting, balloon makers, pumpkin carving contest and so much more. While you walk around make sure you stop at our stand and grab a bite to eat. The even will take place Saturday, Oct. 23 at Sebastian Riverview Park, located at US-1 &, Co Rd 512 in Sebastian.

• The Gravesyard: Come join us Saturday, Oct. 23 at The Gravesyard, located at 3885 20th Street in Vero Beach from 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. for our outdoor Halloween film festival located at our Vero Beach office. Enjoy our feature film on the big screen with free popcorn, candy, snack, kid-friendly drinks, Kona Ice, and receive a free trick-or-treat bag . Come in costume and strike a pose on the red carpet for a special treat! Be sure to bring blankets or lawn chairs to make sure you have the best and most comfortable seating for the film. We can't wait to see all of you ghosts and ghouls for this spooktacular night.

SUNDAY, OCT. 24

•Ninth Annual Duck Derby: Treasure Coast Community Health invites you to the Ninth Annual Great Duck Derby on Sunday, October 24 from 12 P.M. to 4 p.m. at Capt. Hiram's, located at Capt. Hiram’s, 1606 Indian River Drive in Sebastian. Adopt a duck for $5 and have a chance to win $1,000, $500 or $250! All proceeds benefit people who need help paying for their health care. Pay it forward an adopt a duck at www.TheGreatDuckDerby.com

FRIDAY, OCT. 29

• Kilted Mermaid's Halloween Party: Join us for a SPOOKTACULAR evening with Uproot Hootenanny on Oct. 29 from 8 to 11 p.m.

There will be costumes, drinks, and one of the best bands the Treasure Coast on the Treasure Coast! Kilted Mermaid is located at 1937 Old Dixie Hwy. in Vero Beach. For more information, call (772) 569-5533.

SATURDAY, OCT. 30

• Tent or Treat: LaPorte Farms Tent or Treat Oct. 30 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Costume contest with prizes, prizes for best decorated ten. Be a sponsor for cash prizes. Bring your tent/table, decorate it, advertise your business & give out candy to the friendly ghost & goblins. Fun for the whole family. LaPorte Farms, located at 7700 129th Street in Sebastian. Sign up today! LaPorteFarms.com/register

FRIDAY, OCT. 29 - SATURDAY, OCT. 30

• Flashlight Nights at the Countryside Family Farms Fall Festival & MAZE: Flashlight Nights at the Countryside Family Farms Fall Festival & MAZE will take place Sunday, Oct. 29-30 at Countryside Family Farms, 6325 81st Street, Vero Beach from 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Bring your own flashlight and explore the maze, plus still enjoy many of the other attractions under floodlights, such as jumping pillow, barnyard ball zone, mower-go-round, rat roller, kiddie maze and corn hole! Food and beverages also available, including El Sid tacos and Countryside’s one-of-a-kind OJ slushie with vanilla soft-serve. Cost of admission is $12.95 plus tax online or $15.95 at the gate, 2 and under free.

For more information, call 772-581-0999 (toll free 888-550-5745) or visit www.CountrysideCitrus.com.

SUNDAY, NOV. 7

• Holiday Vegan Cooking Classes: Join us at Vero Beach Seventh Day Adventist Church, located at 1644 27th Avenue from 2-4 p.m., as we serve up creative, healthy and delicious holiday meals! We will be demonstrating a complete holiday meal for each of 2 sessions, including appetizer, entrée, sides and dessert. Classes start with short film clips packed with nutritional information. Each session includes food demonstrations, a recipe packet, Q&A, and food samples…yum! There is a $10 charge for each class, collected at the door. (cash or check please) Be sure to register so we know how many delicious samples to make! Register at: www.verobeachsda.org/upcoming-events/

For more information, call 772-567-2883.

SUNDAY, NOV. 14

• Holiday Vegan Cooking Classes: Join us at Vero Beach Seventh Day Adventist Church, located at 1644 27th Avenue from 2-4 p.m., as we serve up creative, healthy and delicious holiday meals! We will be demonstrating a complete holiday meal for each of 2 sessions, including appetizer, entrée, sides and dessert. Classes start with short film clips packed with nutritional information. Each session includes food demonstrations, a recipe packet, Q&A, and food samples…yum! There is a $10 charge for each class, collected at the door. (cash or check please) Be sure to register so we know how many delicious samples to make! Register at: www.verobeachsda.org/upcoming-events/

For more information, call 772-567-2883.

THURSDAY, NOV. 25

• 14th Annual Thanksgiving Day Trot Against Poverty 5k: Join us for this Thanksgiving Day community tradition featuring 5k sanctioned race (or you can walk), a one-fourth mile kids race, and a free sweet potato pancake breakfast with all the fixings. This is a professionally-timed race for runners, joggers, walkers, and trotters of all ages and abilities. Learn more at www.TrotAgainstPoverty.org! To register, follow the Tickets button link or complete the Team Registration Form and return to United Against Poverty of Indian River 1400 27th Street, Vero Beach, FL 32960 or email to AZukowski@UnitedAgainstPoverty.org. Tickets are $30.

Thank you for taking the first step in supporting United Against Poverty. Together we can make a huge impact in the fight against poverty in our community.

United Against Povertys purpose is to inspire and empower people living in poverty to lift themselves and their families to economic self-sufficiency.

ONGOING EVENTS

Through Oct. 30

• Indian River Bird & Nature Art Show: The Annual Pelican Island Conservation Society (PICS) Indian River Bird & Nature Art Show is now up at the Environmental Learning Center until October 30th and is available to be seen during ELC normal hours. Judges Dan Kroeger and Warren Obluck worked a couple of hours on Sunday October 3rd to come up with: Photography Toni Wooldridge's Turtle Trax 1st place, Michele Loftus-Trzcinski's The Odd Couple 2nd place, Valerie Mayton's Ducks in Duckweed took 3rd; 2-Dimensional Ms. Quentin Walter's Escape Into the Clouds 1st place, Lisa Rose's Pelican Dance 2nd place and Maureen Fitzpatrick's Mangroves at Key Largo took 3rd; 3-Dimensional Cathy Ferrell's Skimming the Tree Tops 1st place, Mallory Mixson O'Malley's Night Herons 2nd place and Gary Gresko's Flame Pod 3rd; Mixed Media Grace Cormier's Nature 1st place, Alma Arizpe's Morada Ray 2nd and Andrea Levinson's Under the Sea 3rd; Watercolor Beverly Tyson's After Heade 1st place, Pam Webb's Junge Seagrapes 2nd and Laura Doll's Tri-Colored Night Heron 3rd; Oil Judy Burgarella's An Artist's Palette 1st place, Linda Fleischman's Pelicans 2nd and Susan Miiller's Soaring 3rd; Acrylic Judy Burgarella's Blue Heron & Orchids 1st place, Richard Gillmor's Sebastian Mangrove 2nd place and Peter Coe's Memories: Jones Fruit Farm 3rd; Plein Air painted Saturday at ELC Lee G Smith 1st place, May Brandt 2nd and Judy Burgarella 3rd; Best of Show is Cathy Ferrell's Fishing the Flats sculpture (3D).

During the month there will be a host of bird and nature tours including 3 Nature Walks at ELC with ElC's Marc Spiess Wed Oct. 20 at 9 a.m., a Sunset Wine and Cheese Pontoon Cruise sponsored by the Vero Beach Outlets. Lecture with photos by Juanita Baker Friday October 15th 8-9 p.m, Artists Reception and awards Saturday Oct 16, 4:30-6:30 followed by a slideshow of birds at the Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge at 7pm. All tours can be booked at https://elc.donorshops.com/pelican-island-conservation-society? For more information on the Pelican Island Conservation Society visit www.firstrefuge.org

• Vero Beach Farmers Market: The Farmers Market Oceanside Vero Beach is open weekly every Saturday from 8-Noon on Ocean Drive at Humiston Park.

The Market's mission is to provide healthy, fresh foods and horticultural products to the patrons of our market. You will find a great selection of produce, citrus, seafood, fresh breads, pastries, botanicals, locally grown landscape plants, honey, spices, healthy drinks, homemade dog treats and more. Local musicians also perform adding to the friendly atmosphere!

We also wish to encourage our shoppers to visit Vero's unique beachside shopping district and delicious restaurants nearby, many are within walking distance of the market.

The Farmers Market Oceanside is pet-friendly, but all animals must be on a leash at all times.

Learn More at - https://www.verobeachoba.com/farmers-market.

• Twilight Night Shoots are back!: Night shooting on Thursdays is back at the Indian River County Public Shooting Range by popular demand.

The range will be open again from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. on Thursdays going forward.

The IRC Shooting Range is located at 10455 102nd Ter in Sebastian.

Questions? - contact Jerry Seldes at (772) 226-3096.

• Capt's Karaoke: Join us at Capt Hiram's Resort for karaoke from Good Times Entertainment! Every Sunday at 6 p.m. on the Tiki Stage. Capt Hiram's Resort is located at 1580 US Highway 1 in Sebastian. Learn more at https://www.facebook.com/CaptHiramsResort or call (772) 388-8588.

• Motown Tuesdays: Curtis Hill aka Mr. Motown performs every Tuesday at Cobalt starting at 6 p.m. $5 beers, $8 wines, & $10 martinis. Learn more at https://cobaltrestaurant.com/about or call (772) 469-1060. Cobalt is located at 3500 Ocean Drive in Vero Beach.

• Family Fun at Countryside Family Farms!: Children’s activities, outdoor market, farm attractions for kids including kiddie train, mower-go-round, jump pillow, rat rollers and barnyard ball zone, plus lunch offerings from El Sid Taco Trailer, ice cream, slushies, and more! Hours vary for each week’s special activity, so visit www.CountrysideFamilyFarms.com for all the details!

Countryside Family Farms is located at 6325 81st Street in Vero Beach. Admission is Free. However to access The Jump Pillow, Orange Blossom Express, Rat Rollers, Barnyard Ball Games, Corn Hole, Air Cannon, and Mower-Go-Round purchase a $5 Fun Pass which is good from 10 - 2 p.m.

• First Friday Gallery Stroll - Downtown Vero Beach: Galleries and businesses in historic downtown Vero Beach participate in the First Friday Gallery Stroll held from 5 to 8 p.m. on the first Friday of every month. The stroll takes place along 14th Avenue from 19th Street to 23rd Street and the surrounding area. Both galleries and select businesses exhibit new artwork each month in a lively gallery reception atmosphere.

Learn more at - https://www.mainstreetverobeach.org/gallery-stroll/.

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