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Vero Beach, Fl - Ed. 10.09.2014   

            
     
   

editor's note poka-dotHappy Thursday Flashers! 

 

As Halloween approaches, we should see the economy begin to shift into gear. Halloween is second only to Christmas as the highest grossing holiday of the year. Can you believe that? So, in a way it is the start of the holiday spending season. Part of the reason for that is that about 93% of all kids in the U.S. are believed to participate in trick or treating. It costs a lot of money to provide enough "treats" for all those little princesses, witches, and superheroes. And just about that many kids begin planning their costumes a month or more in advance and those can get quite costly. More and more adults seem to be getting into the haunting spirit by dressing for the occasion as well. Then there are all those decorations to buy for the house.  'Pumpkin patches' seem to spring up all over town. The Pumpkin Village in the mall parking lot, next to the AMC Theatre, will open next Friday the 17th with hayrides, crafts, games, bounce houses and more.  Nearly everyone will buy at least one pumpkin; be it a real pumpkin or an impostor.  It's probably the only time that most people ever buy a real pumpkin. But, when you try the iced pumpkin bread recipe below you might have discovered another reason to purchase a fresh pumpkin. You can't think of a pumpkin without thinking of carving this pulpy, stringy, seedy over-grown squash. Our family has always enjoyed carving pumpkins, but do you know how the practice got started? It actually began with other vegetables. Making vegetable lanterns was a tradition of the British Isles, and carved-out turnips, beets, and potatoes were stuffed with coal, wood embers, or candles as impromptu lanterns to celebrate the fall harvest. There's a "spooky" story for the kids about the beginning of  Jack o' lanterns in a post below. We also found some unique and fun uses for a pumpkin that we share with you in this issue!  Enjoy browsing FLASH. We hope you find something fun to do from our calendar and that you will learn a fun fact or a tip that you won't know how you ever did without! Enjoy the rest of the week, FLASHERS and have a wonderful weekend hunting for the perfect pumpkin! 

 

Valerie Watkins

Publisher


THIS SATURDAY

 

THE LEGEND OF THE JACK O' LANTERN 

Jack O' lanterns are believed to have started from an old folk tale common in many European countries. In the Irish version it's about a man called Stingy Jack. Jack was a clever but lazy fellow who tricked the devil Satan into getting trapped in an apple tree. He releases Satan after making him promise that he will never take Jack's soul. When Jack's  judgment day comes, thanks to the promise, he doesn't go to hell, but he wasn't good enough for heaven either. He's stuck in between, doomed to wander the earth in darkness. Jack complains to Satan about the constant dark, so Satan gives Jack an ember from hell to light his way. Now even a ghost can't carry a hot ember in his bare hand, so Jack improvised. He hollowed out his favorite vegetable, a turnip, to hold the light. Some people believe that Jack of the Lantern is still wandering on the darkest of nights holding his glowing turnip. No one knows how the turnip became a pumpkin, but since it's larger, maybe it was because it gives off more light. 





COMEDY CORNER PRESENTS:
CARL RIMI & FLORIDA'S FUNNIEST CONTEST
Saturday, October 11 at 8:30pm, Black Box, Tickets: $15
Click Here for more info and tickets!


 
Headliner is Carl Rimi plus a first round of Florida's Funniest Contest! Every morning, Carl Rimi takes a nice, warm bath in sarcasm. His ability to deliver intellectual humor and physical comedy in a fast-paced "wham, bam, thank you ma'am" style helps turn the mundane into the insane. Carl's gift of improvisation and his ability to read an audience are his greatest strengths and have made him one of the most sought after comics on the circuit today.

FLASH BEAUTY TIP OF THE WEEK

 Sponsored by: Center for Facial Aesthetics     

 

Teeth Whitening, according to the FDA, is a safe and effective procedure for lightening the appearance of teeth.  Whitening restores natural tooth color and bleaching whitens beyond the natural color. There are many methods available, such as brushing, bleaching strips, bleaching pen, bleaching gel, and laser bleaching. Teeth whitening has become the most requested procedure in cosmetic dentistry today. More than 100 million Americans whiten their teeth one way or another each year.

 

Bleaching methods use carbamide peroxide which reacts with water to form hydrogen peroxide. Carbamide peroxide has about a third of the strength of hydrogen peroxide. This means that a 15% solution of carbamide peroxide is the rough equivalent of a 5% solution of hydrogen peroxide. The peroxide oxidizing agent penetrates the porosities in the rod-like crystal structure of enamel and breaks down stain deposits in the dentin. Power bleaching uses light to accelerate the process of bleaching in a dental office.

 

Tooth bleaching is not a modern invention. Ancient Romans, for example, used urine and goat milk in an attempt to make and keep their teeth whiter.

 

At the Center for Facial Aesthetics we use Carbamide Peroxide in conjunction with blue LED light for the most effective treatment.  A 45 minute session is only $60!  Call for more information or to make an appointment (772) 589-8111. We'd love to help you smile so bright.

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WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT YOUR DREAMS?

Here is a quiz presented as a slide show from WebMD that explains several things about our dreams that may surprise you.

WEEKEND PROJECT
Plan Your Fall Garden!


If you love to garden or have always wanted to start a garden...This is a great website created by the University of Florida. It breaks the state up into regions so that your gardening to-do list is always appropriate. 

FLASH TIP OF THE WEEK

FOR YOUR GARDEN

Follow up on the gardening information above with these handy tips from Jeff Yeager, author of
Don't Throw That Away.

 

  • The charcoal remnants in the bottom of your grill serve as an amazing fertilizer. Pulverize it (or new briquettes] with a hammer and work into the soil. It also decreases the soil's acidity and nourishes good bacteria to strengthen the plant's roots. Orchids and bromeliads also thrive in charcoal rich soil.
  • Sprinkle leftover tea or coffee grounds directly on the soil to enrich it with nitrogen your plants will love. It makes great mulch!
KASHI SUNDAY MARKET
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 12TH
9:00AM - 2:00PM
11155 Roseland  Rd. Sebastian, Florida

Freshly Prepared Lunch Buffet, Baked Goods, Teas and Organic Coffees. Try a Tarot card reading, a facial or a chair massage. 

Find great gifts from our many Vendors including local Artists & Crafters, Bric-a-brac, Jewelry, Seasonal Organic Produce, Gently Used Books, Vintage Items, Handmade Goats-milk Soaps and Body Products. 

Kids' corner with "story time" at 11.30, goat petting area, face & pumpkin painting. 

Free Ashram tours available

 

We would love children's book donations for the new kids section of the market. We will be happy to exchange 2 kid's books for your choice of any one second hand adult book. 

For more info: Sunanda 404 308 8392

 

NEXT KASHI SUNDAY MARKET WILL BE ON: SUNDAY NOVEMBER 16th

WEEKEND PROJECT

Start creating your pumpkin embellishments! Instead of carving pumpkins consider painting your pumpkins in whatever color pallet you'd like. Create easy polka dots by sticking on round stickers before spray painting. You can create other patterns by finding other sticker shapes. You can also create spiders by using black pipe cleaners, candles by carving out just a portion of the top, give yourself a facial with this pumpkin facial mask, and finally you can use your pumpkin as a bowl for soup or stews and smaller pumpkins for dips.  If you have ideas of your own...send them to us! We love hearing from our FLASHERS and you just mind find yourself in a future issue! :) 
THE 5 MOST DANGEROUS CITIES IN THE U.S.

According to FBI statistics based on the ratio of violent crimes to the population, 
the most dangerous city in the U.S. is Camden, New Jersey. #1.Camden takes the lead because its violent crime rate exceeds the U.S. average by 22% despite the
population being below 80,000 inhabitants. Moreover, in 2013, the number of murders that took place in this city was an alarming 67. The remaining four are that top the list are
2. Flint, MI
3. Detroit, MI
4. Oakland, CA
5. St. Louis, MO

  TODAY'S CHUCKLE

 

 

 

                            TOP 10 REASONS EVE WAS CREATED

     This one is for the ladies, but don't worry guys, we'll have one for you next week! 

10. God was worried that Adam would frequently become lost in the garden because he would not ask for directions.

9. God knew that one day Adam would require someone to locate and hand him the remote.

8. God knew Adam would never go out and buy himself a new fig leaf when his wore out and would therefore need Eve to buy one for him.

7. God knew Adam would never be able to make a doctor, dentist, or haircut appointment for himself.

6. God knew Adam would never remember which night to put the garbage on the curb.

5. God knew if the world was to be populated, men would never be able to handle the pain and discomfort of childbearing.

4. As the Keeper of the Garden, Adam would never remember where he left his tools.

3. Apparently, Adam needed someone to blame his troubles on when God caught him hiding in the garden.

2. As the Bible says, It is not good for man to be alone!

And the #1 reason why God created Eve...

1. When God finished the creation of Adam, He stepped back, scratched his head, and said, "I can do better than that!"

 


FLASH TIP OF THE WEEK


PRESIDENT CARTER SPEAKS ON CHINA
INTERACTIVE WEBCAST
  FLASH VIDEO OF THE WEEK

Cute video of baby getting his first taste of water

Click Here to watch
FISH CALENDAR
The darker the fish...The better the fishing!
 

  DID YOU KNOW?

THE LONGEST WORD IN THE DICTIONARY

 

No, much as we like the song and even if it were a real word, it's not    supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.

The longest word in Webster's Third New International Dictionary, Unabridged,is  pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis,         

which has 45 letters. It's not nearly as nice as the one Mary Poppins invented because it's a disease of the lungs caused by inhaling very fine irritant particles. Miners are especially subject to the disease. Hmmmm....Now you know! :)

  RECIPE OF THE WEEK

TWO FOR ONE THIS WEEK! :)

For the kids or the 'young-at-heart'

 

 

A grin you can eat! Cut red apples into slices, spread with the nut butter of your choice, and add mini-marshmallow "teeth."  Try with green apples to make a monster grin for Halloween 
treats for the kids.

SO YUMMY --- ICED PUMPKIN BREAD
You will love this bread and the maple glaze is to 'die for' this Halloween! 

Ingredients:
3-1/4 cups all purpose flour                         2 cups solid pack pumpkin
3 cups white sugar                                       2/3 cup water
2 teaspoons baking soda                             1 cup coconut oil
1 teaspoon salt                                             4 eggs
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice                     1 cup chopped walnuts
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 

Best and Easiest Maple Glaze
4 Tablespoons butter                                    1 cup powdered sugar
2 Tablespoons maple syrup

* Grease bread pans and preheat oven to 350
* Peal cooking pumpkin and cut pumpkin into pieces and boil til tender
* Drain pumpkin and then puree it in a blender
* Mix flour, sugar, baking soda, salt, and spices into a large bowl.
* Add pumpkin, water, coconut oil, eggs, and beat until well combined. 
* Mix in nuts and pour into pans
* Bake for approximately 1 hour or until inserted toothpick comes out 
   clean 

For Glaze:
* Melt butter
* Pour in syrup
* Stir in powdered sugar
* Spread over the top of bread.
(You can let it cool a little before pouring on bread. That way it won't run off and puddle on the sides.)
SCENE AROUND TOWN
NATIONAL NIGHT OUT IN VERO BEACH

 

The Vero Beach Police Department and the Indian River County Sheriff's Office organized and held the "National Night Out in Vero Beach", this past Monday evening, October 6 at Riverside Park. Area families with children on board visited the event and enjoyed all the information booths, law enforcement vehicles and a bounce house sponsored by CenterState Bank.

 

Pictured L to R:Roberta Barker (Indian River Sheriff Department Deputy), Don Chambers (Indian River Sheriff Department Volunteer-Community Service Unit), Diana Walker (Branch Manager-CenterState Bank) Tara Walker (Volunteer), Officer Matt Monaco (Vero Beach Police Department) and Kathy Paris (Community Emergency Response Team (CERT).

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BUG OFF!!! 

That's what members of VBCBA are saying to those pesky pests as they brought bug spray and other hygiene items to the September luncheon to support LAUREN'S WAY. Lauren Weaver puts together shoeboxes full of necessities each Christmas and donates them to the homeless clients of The Source. Last year Lauren had enough supplies for 250 shoeboxes! VBCBA is honored to help Lauren in her cause. ZAP! 

Pictured here is Lauren Weaver accepting the items from VBCBA President Maureen Nicolace.

 

Spectorsoft employees eagerly signed up for a Indian River Habitat work day.  These  volunteers donated a Saturday morning painting the interior and exterior of a recently purchased rehab home located in south Vero Beach.  This home will soon be ready for a new Habitat homeowner. "Oh my gosh, we enjoyed ourselves.. it was great to get together and do something as a team.  We do want to look at working a construction build at beginning of year.. If you can tell me what we need to do to get signed up, I would like to get a head start on that as the holidays are going to fly by".     -   Apryl Cowher, Office Manager, Spector Soft Corporation (photo #1)

 

Disney Resort volunteers Lindsey Johnson and Dawn Allen with Indian River Habitat co-founder Bill Elliot at the United Way Day of Caring.  They worked on a beautification project at Habitat's Burnham Center. (photo #2)

 

Disney Resort volunteers Dawn Allen, Lindsey Johnson, Tammy Gall, Riley Eady and Scott Brandt at the United Way Day of Caring.  They worked on a beautification project at Habitat's Burnham Center and also helped at Habitat's Home Center ReStore. (photo #3)

YOUTH GUIDANCE & THE PERFECT PICTURE 

Photo by: Aurora Arrington
Photo by Madison Mazyck

Youth Guidance is pleased to announce the upcoming completion of their third semester Studio Photography Class at Island Images Professional Photography Studio, Inc. Over the past six weeks, children and their mentors learned about portrait photography, and their pictures will be on display during an exhibit on Thursday, October 16th 2014 from 5:30pm until 7:00pm. The Studio and Gallery is located at 2036 14th Avenue, Vero Beach, and will continue showing the children's works throughout the following week.

 

The next semester begins October 27th, 2014. Youth Guidance is always happy to welcome new mentors and volunteers.  For further information on mentoring, volunteering or registration, please call 772-770-5040.


 
EXCHANGE CLUB OF INDIAN RIVER PRESENTS A $1,000 GRANT

Exchange Club of Indian River Foundation awarded a $1,000 grant to the Dasie Bridgewater Hope Center which will be used to purchase healthful food and snacks for the more than seventy children who attend its Tutorial Program. It is the only after-school program for at-risk youth in the Wabasso area. Verna Wright, founder and executive director of Daisie Bridgewater Hope Center is pictured here accepting the check from Jenny Frederick, grants coordinator, Exchange Club of Indian River Foundation.
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FREE TO A LOVING AND WONDERFUL HOME!
FROM TAMMY RILEY:   Reply

This is one of the hardest things I have ever had to do. 

Sweet, Calm, and Lovable. They are fully house trained and even ring a bell to go potty outside. Aria and Zorro are healthy and receive vet care at Live Oak Animal Hospital in Vero Beach. They both love to snuggle and cuddle and Aria loves to play fetch with a tennis ball. Both are very clean and don't shed. Please reply above if you are interested or know of someone who would be interested in providing a loving home for our dear dogs!

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FLASH is looking for the perfect person to promote FLASH at various upcoming events and networking meetings. We figure who better to promote FLASH than a current FLASHER! If you are outgoing, energetic, and love meeting people reply above. 
MEMORIAL FUND IN HONOR OF COLE COPPOLA

 

The Celebration of Life/Mass for Cole Coppola's was held at 10 a.m. this past Monday at St. Helen Catholic Church in Vero Beach.  The church was filled to capacity. John Carroll High School was closed to allow all of its faculty, staff, and students to attend the service. To honor the memory of Cole, a memorial fund has been established at JCHS. The funds collected will celebrate Cole's life by giving the gift of education to a deserving student every year

 

Those wishing to donate to the memorial fund can do so by mailing a check to the school, attention Jennifer Trefelner, 3402 Delaware Avenue, Fort Pierce, FL 34947 or online at www.johncarrollhigh.com.  Kindly mark the payment to reflect the "Cole Coppola Memorial Fund."  For more information, please call (772) 464-5200, extension 116

AUDITION NOTICE FOR LOCAL CHILD ACTOR - NO SINGING REQUIRED
FROM SUNRISE THEATRE    Reply


 

The Sunrise Theatre, in conjunction with Phoenix Entertainment, is searching for a young male actor to portray the role of "Tom of Warwick" in the National Tour of Camelot at the Sunrise Theatre on  December 3 at 7PM.

The character, Tom of Warwick, is a young boy destined to be a Knight and who wants to fight for what is right and gives Arthur hope for the future. Ideally, Tom should be in good physical shape, appear to be between the ages of 8 and 13 and under 5' tall.  Actor should be able to memorize approximately 10-15 lines and take simple stage direction quickly. Actor must be able to attend rehearsal and wardrobe fittings onDecember 3. Actor will need a chaperone over 18 years of age to accompany him at all times.

Local auditions will be held at the Sunrise Theatre Black Box on October 16 at 4:00 PM. Actor must submit a headshot and 50 word bio and must prepare to read the "Tom of Warwick/King Arthur" scene (end of Act 2) found online at https://camelottour.sharefile.com/managefolder.aspx?id=fod36a5b-c090-4f71-947e-daaba70112cd.  If you are an interested actor or would like additional information, contact Anne Satterlee, at the Sunrise Theatre, 772.461.4884 x312, e-mail Asatterlee@sunrisetheatre.com
Vero Beach FLASH - This Week's Calendar

This Week's Events

Thursday, October 9

6:00pmMurder Mystery Dinner Theatre

Sunrise Theatre - 117 South Second Street, Fort Pierce FL 34950

Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre - Country Cruising To Murder Thursday, Oct 9 and Friday, Oct 10 at 6pm, Black Box, Tickets: $39 (Dinner & Show)

Friday, October 10

CrossLife Fall Conference -"Avoiding the Ditches of Religion"

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CrossLife Fall Conference -"Avoiding the Ditches of Religion" Dates: October 10-12, 2104 Don't miss this exciting opportunity to hear Jim Fowler , register today! For more information visit the cross-life website. http://cross-life.us5.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=8876c35e9a97e5fb8e2f92ce6&id=206410b15c&e=c549e46116

9:00am - 11:00amBig Band Dance

Vero Beach Community Center - 2266 14th Avenue, Vero Beach FL

Big Band Dance Big Band Dance to the sounds of the Accidentals Band Tuesdays and Fridays 9:00am -11:00am Tickets are $2.00 per person. (tickets sold are at the door) Everyone is welcome. Vero Beach Community Center 2266 14th Avenue Vero Beach, Florida 32960 772-770-6517 Sponsored by: The City of Vero Beach Recreation Department

9:00am - 4:00pmIndian River County Master Gardeners

IRC Extension Office - 1028 20th Place, Suite D, Vero Beach FL 32960

Having trouble with your plants. Thumb not very green? No blooms? Brown spots in your yard? Bring all your plant questions to the Master Gardeners. Open from 9am to 4pm and closed for lunch from 12Noon to 1pm. It is staffed by volunteers of the Indian River County Master Gardener Program through the University of Florida. It is totally free. We solve gardening problems and test for soil Ph. Call for more information: 772-770-5030

10:00amWriter's Windowpane

Indian River County Main Library - 1600 21st Street, Vero Beach FL 32960

Writers WindowPane: Beginner writers: bring your ideas! Collaborate, Create, Critique! Welcome novice to advanced, published or not. Every Friday weekly meets for all genres, styles. Writers may bring samples of their work to be read to the group for discussion and or critique. For more information please call 770-5060 x4121. Location: Florida History Room @ the Main Library

6:00pmMurder Mystery Dinner Theatre

Sunrise Theatre - 117 South Second Street, Fort Pierce FL

Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre - Country Cruising To Murder Thursday, Oct 9 and Friday, Oct 10 at 6pm, Black Box, Tickets: $39 (Dinner & Show)

7:30pmFriday Night Dance Parties

Vero Beach Community Center - 2266 14th Avenue, Vero Beach FL

The City of Vero Beach Recreation Department is sponsoring the Friday Night Dance Parties at the Vero Beach Community Center 2266 14th Avenue in downtown Vero Beach. This Friday Dance Party features host and hostess Jim and Donna Mitchell playing the music of the 50's thru today's popular dance tunes. Doors open at 7:30pm. Cost is $10.00 per person. For more information call the City of Vero Beach Recreation Department Community Center at (772) 770-6517 or stop in and pick up a flyer, or visit the website at www.covb.org

Saturday, October 11

7:00amBeachside Half Marathon - Benefits Healthy Start

Riverside Park - 3001 Riverside Drive, Vero Beach FL

Registration opens at 6am and the Half Marathon will begin at 7am. The course is a USTAF Certified Course through Vero's beautiful Oceanside. The Kids Run & Toddler Dash will begin at approximately 9:45am. If you would like to get involved and be an event sponsor or volunteer, please contact us at info@irchealthystart.org . For more information, or to register for the race, please visit our website.

7:15amGroup Bicycle Ride - Saturday Fast Ride

Panera Bread - 2001 Indian River Blvd, Vero Beach FL 32960

Group Bicycle Ride - Saturday Fast Ride: 30-40 miles; sponsored by Vero Cycling, Inc. 7:15 a.m. meet at Panera Bread, 2001 Indian River Blvd, Vero Beach. Age 18+; www.verocyclingclub.org/pages/ride-schedule

8:00amGroup Bicycle Ride - Keep Calm, Cycle On Ride:

Jaycee Park - 4200 Ocean Dr. , Vero Beach FL 32963

Group Bicycle Ride - Keep Calm, Cycle On Ride: 15+/- miles; slow pace; sponsored by Vero Cycling, Inc. 8:00 a.m. meet at Jaycee Park overflow parking lot, 4248 Ocean Dr, Vero Beach. Age 18+; www.verocyclingclub.org/pages/ride-schedule

8:00am - 10:30amCanoe Excursion

Environmental Learning Center - 255 Live Oak Drive, Wabasso Island, Vero Beach FL 32963

Join our experienced Canoe Guides while you paddle a canoe on the Indian River Lagoon. We'll be exploring "off the beaten path" canoe trails. Water birds and mangrove tree crabs abound. Perhaps we'll even spot a dolphin or manatee. Canoe rental & gear included in fee. This is a group tour. You will be paddling a canoe. The fee includes canoe rental and gear. Call (772) 589-5050 ext. 114 to make a reservation. $15/adult $7/child ($3 discount for ELC members - consider becoming a member of the ELC to benefit from the discount.)

8:00am - 12:00pmAmerican Legion Post 189 Flea Market

American Legion Auxiliary Post 189 - 807 Louisiana Ave., Sebastian FL

The Second Saturday of every month the American Legion Post 189 will host a monthly Flea Market. Vendors welcome. For information call:772-473-0720. Breakfast is available.

8:00am - 12:00pmThe Farmers Market Oceanside

Corner of Dahlia and Ocean Drive - Ocean Dr & Dahlia Ln, Vero Beach FL

The Farmers' Market OceanSide Vero Beach is open weekly every Saturday. Our Market Mission is to provide healthy, fresh foods and horticultural products to the patrons of our market. 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. WANT TO BECOME A VENDOR? Contact Dave today at 772 321-4145 Fax: 772-204-0686 info@verobeachoba.com

8:00am - 1:00pmJazz Society Craft Market

Fort Pierce Downtown Waterfront - 480 N. Indian River Drive, Fort Pierce FL

Every Saturday, the Fort Pierce Jazz & Blues Society hosts a Jazz Market "featuring creative arts & crafts" in Historic Downtown Fort Pierce on the waterfront of the Indian River. Original hand made crafts, stained glass, Highwaymen paintings, hand-painted glassware and much, more are available for purchase. Funds raised support education programs and local scholarships. For more information, please email: TheMarket@jazzsociety.org

8:30amMaking Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk

Riverview Park on Sebastian's waterfront - Indian River Dr. and C.R.512, Sebastian FL

Take that step with us at the American Cancer Society Making Strides of Indian River walk. It will take each and every one of us to rally together and finish the fight against breast cancer. Just a few hours of your time at our non-competitive, 5K (3.1 mile) event will help bring a lifetime of change for people facing breast cancer and their families. Check in @ 7:30am For more information: 772-562-2272 Michelle Oesterle

8:30amSummit for Parents of Teens and Tweens

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This Year's Summit for Parents of Teens and Tweens is Amazing! FOR PARENTS ONLY Amazing speakers will address topics of interest for parents of children aged 10 to 18. These kids are faced with intense social and physical issues every day, and it makes sense that parents know the latest information and get ideas on how to open the lines of communication to avert any difficult issues. Our goal is successful family lives because of ease in communicating and up-to-date ideas from local experts. Summit runs from 9am to Noon at McAffee Center behind First Presbyterian Church 520 Royal Palm Boulevard, Vero Beach $15/person; scholarships available for those in need To contact us for a scholarship, click here. PRIZES! PRIZES! PRIZES! In addition to the wonderful manual that will be given to every parent in attendance, we will be raffling off some exceptional prizes. TWO $500 SCHOLARSHIPS TO IRSC! LAPTOP COMPUTER! BASKET OF FUN ~ ENTERTAINMENT VOUCHERS FOR FOOD AND MOVIES FROM LOCAL BUSINESSES!

8:30am - 12:30pmSpoil Island Clean-Up

Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute at FAU - 5600 US 1 North, Fort Pierce FL 34946

Sat Oct 11 Spoil Island Clean-up of SL2 in the Indian River Lagoon 8:30a.m.-12:30p.m. We provide transportation to the island and icy bottled water - you bring a bag lunch, gloves, hand tools and bug spray. For info and reservations on the boat call 772-242-2559.

10:00am - 2:00pmTouch A Truck Family Festival

Indian River County Fairgrounds - 7955 58th Ave , Vero Beach FL 32967

The Touch A Truck Family Festival is returning to the Indian River County Fairgrounds with more than 40 vehicles - ranging from tractors to big rigs to fire engines. All vehicles are kid-friendly and children are encouraged to explore, climb inside, beep the horns and learn from the truck professionals. The $5 ticket price also includes face painting, games, bounce houses, a petting zoo and arts & crafts activities. Proceeds benefit Childcare Resources, providing access to affordable, high quality childcare to deserving families in Indian River.

10:00am - 4:30pmOn Exhibit - Carol Brown Goldberg

Vero Beach Museum of Art - 3001 Riverside Park Drive, Vero Beach FL 33163

Carol Brown Goldberg: Recent Works September 20, 2014 - January 4, 2015 Since the late 19th century, artists have often compared the use of design and color with the work of modern musical composers, with each form or hue corresponding to musical phrases and tones. Carol Brown Goldberg carries on this "chromesthetic" tradition in her recent paintings, creating, in the words of one critic, "glorious color-saturated paintings that make us feel heavenly."

11:00am - 12:00pmMuseum Turtle Tour For Children

Vero Beach Museum of Art - 3001 Riverside Park Drive, Vero Beach FL 33163

Explore this month's exhibit. Call to reserve a spot for young visitors (ages 3-6) to explore an exhibition and then create their own mini-masterpiece. Please register by Monday before each date by calling (772) 231-0707. Free with VBMA Family Membership, $5 per non-member child.

3:00pmYouth Rodeo Buckle Series - Fellsmere

Fellsmere Riding Club - 13101 99th St, Fellsmere FL 32948

Steven Mauldin Memorial Youth Rodeo Buckle Series at the Fellsmere Riding Club. Free Admission! BBQ, Hamburgers and Hotdogs at Concessions. Sponsored by Fellsmere feed and Farm For more information call Wayne Henderson 772.743.0989

4:00pm - 5:00pmBeginning Yoga--Saturdays are free!

Kashi Ashram - 11155 Roseland Road, Sebastian FL 32958

Join us for a gentle tour through Kali Natha Yoga. Stretch your muscles and clear your mind. Saturdays are free! Kashi Ashram 4:00-5:00 pm

4:00pm - 5:00pmBeginning Yoga--Saturdays are free!

Kashi Ashram - 11155 Roseland Road, Sebastian FL 32958

Join us for a gentle tour through Kali Natha Yoga. Stretch your muscles and clear your mind. Saturdays are free! Kashi Ashram 4:00-5:00 pm

5:00pm - 7:00pmArt Beat on the Street

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Artists, Authors, Antiques, Music and More! Downtown Ft. Pierce on 2nd Street

6:00pmVeggie Tales Live! "Silly Song Sing-along"

Vero Beach High School Performing Arts Center - 1707 16th Street, Vero Beach FL 32960

"VeggieTales Live! Silly Song Sing-Along" Are you ready to get silly? Join Bob, Larry and the rest of the VeggieTales® crew live and in person (vegetable person that is!) as they take to the stage in the all-new VeggieTales Live! Silly Song Sing-Along show. Experience VeggieTales like never before in a delightfully entertaining and inspiring show filled with silly song favorites like "Love My Lips" and "The Hairbrush Song," and inspiring songs like the "Thankfulness Song".

Sunday, October 12

7:15amGroup Bicycle Ride - Sunday Fast Ride:

Panera Bread - 2001 Indian River Blvd, Vero Beach FL 32960

Group Bicycle Ride - Sunday Fast Ride: 30-40 miles; sponsored by Vero Cycling, Inc. 7:15 a.m. meet at Panera Bread, 2001 Indian River Blvd, Vero Beach. Age 18+; www.verocyclingclub.org/pages/ride-schedule

9:00amStudy "Jesus in Exodus" with Bill Proctor

St. Paul's Church - 4700 N. A1A, Vero Beach FL 32963

Join Bill Proctor for the "Jesus in Exodus" Bible Study for Adults. All are welcome to come! Please call Bill for more information: (772) 231-2221

9:00am - 12:00pmKashi Sunday Market

Kashi Ashram - 11155 Roseland Road, Sebastian FL 32958

Local Artists & Crafters, Bric-a-brac, Jewelry, Seasonal Organic Produce, Tarot Readings, facials and bodywork, Vintage Items, Handmade Goats-milk Soaps and Body Products. HOT cinnamon rolls, Organic Coffees, Home-baked Goods Freshly Prepared Lunch Buffet $10.00 Ashram's Tours and Kid's tours of the goats & chickens. For more info: Sunanda 404 308 8392 kashisundaymarket@gmail.com

10:00amColumbus Day Guest Pre

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship - 1590 27th Avenue, Vero Beach FL

CRYSTAL BUJOL TO PREACH AT UU FELLOWSHIP ON COLUMBUS DAY - "DREAM A NEW DREAM" With Columbus Day falling this year on Sunday, October 12, Rev. Crystal Bujol will be guest speaker in the pulpit of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Vero Beach, her sermon entitled "Dream a New Dream." The worship service will begin at 10 a.m. with religious education and childcare available at that time. For more information, call 772-778-5880. Visitors are always welcome.

10:00amGroup Bicycle Ride - No One Left Behind Ride

Riverside Park - 3001 Riverside Drive, Vero Beach FL

Group Bicycle Ride - No One Left Behind Ride: 15-30 miles; moderate pace; sponsored by Vero Cycling, Inc.; 10 a.m. meet at Riverside Park near the Barber Bridge restrooms, 3341 Bridge Plaza Dr. Age 18+; www.verocyclingclub.org/pages/ride-schedule

Monday, October 13

9:00am - 10:00amA.M. Aerobics Exercise Class

Vero Beach Community Center - 2266 14th Avenue, Vero Beach FL

The City of Vero Beach Recreation Department announces that the AM Aerobics classes are held at 9am on Monday's and Thursday's at the Vero Beach Community Center 2266 14th Avenue, in downtown Vero Beach. This is a full body workout class designed to meet all fitness levels. Am. Aerobics will help improve flexibility, endurance and overall health, wear comfortable clothes, aerobic shoes and bring 1 or 2 pound weights to class. Cost is $3.00 plus tax per person each day, ask about a punch card. For more information call 770-6517 or visit the website at www.covb.org

9:00am - 4:00pmIndian River County Master Gardeners

IRC Extension Office - 1028 20th Place, Suite D, Vero Beach FL 32960

Having trouble with your plants. Thumb not very green? No blooms? Brown spots in your yard? Bring all your plant questions to the Master Gardeners. Open from 9am to 4pm and closed for lunch from 12Noon to 1pm. It is staffed by volunteers of the Indian River County Master Gardener Program through the University of Florida. It is totally free. We solve gardening problems and test for soil Ph. Call for more information: 772-770-5030

10:30amStory Times

North Indian River Library - 1001 Sebastian Blvd. , Sebastian FL 32958

Story Times at all branches feature storytelling, creative dramatics, fingerplays, rhymes, song, dance, and a simple craft.North IRC Library 3 to 5 year olds

1:00pm - 2:30pmArtful Storytellers - For Adults

Indian River County Main Library - 1600 21st Street, Vero Beach FL 32960

Adult-Storytellers wanted! New group forming on Mondays at 1pm Main Library. Come share fond memories, precious moments, funny situations or just tall tales. On-going, weekly get-together encourages socialization, public speaking, meeting new people, cozy gathering of friends. More info: Marla at 770-5060 x 4121.

5:30pmYoganights Class

Indian River County Main Library - 1600 21st Street, Vero Beach FL 32960

Yoga classes on Monday nites at 5:30pm. Instructor, Melinda, covers all levels of Gentle Yoga, with emphasis on breathing and stretching. Great for Balance, Flexibility, Focus, Stress Relief & Relaxation. For ages 16 and older. Call for more information - (772) 770-5060 ext. 4121

6:00pmQuarter Auction

American Legion Auxiliary Post 189 - 807 Louisiana Ave., Sebastian FL

American Legion Auxiliary Quarter Auction Monday October 13th 6:00 Pm at the American Legion Post 189 807 Louisiana Ave. This month we are sponsoring the Sebastian River Middle School Cowboy River Run. Come for a night of fun while helping a good cause. Hot dogs,Hamburgers, Fries, Salads, Dessert will be provided by the American Legion for a reasonable price.

6:30pmOpen IR Bromeliad Society Meeting

Garden Club of IRC - 2526 17th Avenue, Vero Beach FL

The Indian River Bromeliad Society is inviting the public to attend the October 13th monthly meeting. It will be held at the Garden Club of Indian River County located at 2526 17th Avenue, Vero Beach. Doors open at 6:30pm. The program begins at 7:00pm. Our guest speaker is Dave Johnston. His topic will be, "Bromeliad Jeopardy!" We will be playing an educational game of Jeopardy with bromeliads as prizes. It is going to be a lot of fun. Don't miss it!! See our website for further information or email us: IRBromeliadSociety@gmail.com.

Tuesday, October 14

9:00am - 11:00amBig Band Dance

Vero Beach Community Center - 2266 14th Avenue, Vero Beach FL

Big Band Dance Big Band Dance to the sounds of the Accidentals Band Tuesdays and Fridays 9:00am -11:00am Tickets are $2.00 per person. (tickets sold are at the door) Everyone is welcome. Vero Beach Community Center 2266 14th Avenue Vero Beach, Florida 32960 772-770-6517 Sponsored by: The City of Vero Beach Recreation Department

9:00am - 4:00pmIndian River County Master Gardeners

IRC Extension Office - 1028 20th Place, Suite D, Vero Beach FL 32960

Having trouble with your plants. Thumb not very green? No blooms? Brown spots in your yard? Bring all your plant questions to the Master Gardeners. Open from 9am to 4pm and closed for lunch from 12Noon to 1pm. It is staffed by volunteers of the Indian River County Master Gardener Program through the University of Florida. It is totally free. We solve gardening problems and test for soil Ph. Call for more information: 772-770-5030

9:30amGenealogical Society Open Meeting

Indian River County Main Library - 1600 21st Street, Vero Beach FL 32960

The Indian River Genealogical Society is pleased to announce that Diana Crisman Smith, will speak at its regular monthly meeting on October 14, 2014. The business meeting will convene at 9:30AM followed by refreshments and Ms. Smith's presentation at 10:30AM. This meeting is free and open to the public. Mrs. Smith has been researching since childhood and served as a lay librarian at a local Family History Center for more than 20 years. She has written for numerous genealogical publications and currently serves as Treasurer of the International Society of Family History Writers and Editors (ISFHWE), Genealogical Speakers Guild (GSG), Florida State Genealogical Society and was Past District Director of Association of Professional Genealogists (APG). This program will appeal to every level of family history researcher from beginners to the more advanced. We hope you will join us! For questions about this meeting, please call 772 532-6288. www.irgs.org.

10:00amStory Times

Indian River County Main Library - 1600 21st Street, Vero Beach FL 32960

Story Times at all branches feature storytelling, creative dramatics, fingerplays, rhymes, song, dance, and a simple craft.

10:00amBaby Sign Language

North Indian River Library - 1001 Sebastian Blvd. , Sebastian FL 32958

The sign language classes are informal, fun and educational experiences for our youngest patrons and their families. The programs focus primarily on rhymes and songs and learning of common sign language words and phrases.

10:00am - 5:00pm$25 Flat Fee Acupuncture Day

Location - Check Event Description - Details in description, Vero Beach FL

Absolute Integrated Medicine opened doors not too long ago to those interested in a soothing and calm community acupuncture experience for much less expense. There is a flat fee of only $25. The perfect price to give acupuncture a try. Come experience the form of medicine that began in ancient China and is now widely practiced in the West. Community Days are every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday from 10:00 - 5:00 Friday and Saturday - 10:00 - 2:00 Call for more information: Tel: 772-770-6184 1575 Indian River Blvd ~ Suite C-136 ~ Bridgewater Building ~ Vero Beach, FL 32960

10:00am - 5:00pm$25 Flat Fee Acupuncture Day

Location - Check Event Description - Details in description, Vero Beach FL

Absolute Integrated Medicine opened doors not too long ago to those interested in a soothing and calm community acupuncture experience for much less expense. There is a flat fee of only $25. The perfect price to give acupuncture a try. Come experience the form of medicine that began in ancient China and is now widely practiced in the West. Community Days are every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday from 10:00 - 5:00 Friday and Saturday - 10:00 - 2:00 Call for more information: Tel: 772-770-6184 1575 Indian River Blvd ~ Suite C-136 ~ Bridgewater Building ~ Vero Beach, FL 32960

10:30amStory Times

North Indian River Library - 1001 Sebastian Blvd. , Sebastian FL 32958

Story Times at all branches feature storytelling, creative dramatics, fingerplays, rhymes, song, dance, and a simple craft. 18 month to 3 year olds

12:30pm4-Deck Canasta

Senior Activity Center of Sebastian, - 1255 Main Street, sebastian fl

All events are $1, open to Seniors aged 50+. Our website is http://www.sebastianseniors.org

12:30pm - 4:00pmDuplicate Bridge

Vero Beach Community Center - 2266 14th Avenue, Vero Beach FL

The City of Vero Beach Recreation Department offers Duplicate Bridge at the Vero Beach Community Center 2266 14th Avenue. This ongoing session is run by bridge director Norman Hinds, 772-589-3741. Cost is $5.00 per person For more information call 770-6517. www.covb.org

1:00pm - 2:00pmBreath Blends

Brackett Library - 6155 College Lane, Vero Beach FL 32966

Breath Blends: for health, healing, circulation, relaxation and increased chi energy. Blended techniques include deep yogic breathing, balance exercises, muscle control, stretching and stress relief, utilizing chairs. Come meet our newest Instructor: Melinda. Wear comfortable clothes & just bring yourself. Ideal for those new to exercise or others seeking to cope with asthma, respiratory issues, rehab or repair. Classes require no registration. Donations suggested.

1:00pm - 3:00pmCraft 'n Chat

Brackett Library - 6155 College Lane, Vero Beach FL 32966

Location: Conference Room @ the Brackett Library Calling all crafters!! Fall into action with a fresh idea! Come by our west branch on Tuesdays for a casual craft corner with conversation. Learn a new art form, save the earth or bring new ideas to share. Create crafts out of recycled materials or use good ole fashioned methods. Stop by & check out our Chatty Craft room! Classes are open to all, on-going and require no registration. Students provide their own materials. For more info call 770-5060 x 4121.

4:00pm - 5:00pmCraft Hour

Gifford Youth Activity Center - 4875 43rd Ave, Vero Beach FL

Gifford Youth Library Tuesdays 4:00 to 5:00 Elementary age children are invited to join in the various art and crafts projects each week.

4:30pm - 5:30pmLego Club

North Indian River Library - 1001 Sebastian Blvd. , Sebastian FL 32958

This is an informal build time for Lego enthusiasts in first through 5th grade. Legos are provided, they must not bring any from home.

5:00pmAAUW Annual Potluck Supper

Location - Check Event Description - Details in description, Vero Beach FL

Bring your favorite dish and enjoy others' favorites as well. Speaker is Ann Decker, Executive Director Indian River State College Foundation. She will be discussing the IRSC Scholarship Fund and Life Long Learning Program. Time: 5 p.m. Date: Tuesday, Oct. 14 Location: Our Savior Lutheran Church, 1840 6th Avenue, Vero Beach The Vero Beach Branch of the AAUW is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that operates to promote equality for all women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research. We sponsor scholarships, grants and fellowships to women.

5:15pm - 6:15pmPilates With Janice

Heritage Center - 2140 14th Avenue, Vero Beach FL

Come enjoy Pilates With Janice when you can every Tuesday and Thursday. There's no pre-registration and no contract. It's pilates done in west coast style. Bring your own mat, strap, long towel, and light weights if you have them. Beginners are made to feel very welcome. Cost is only $5 per class. Call Janice for more information - 772.538.5223 Event title, Pilates With Janice at Vero's Heritage Center Date, In May 2013: 5/2, 5/7, 5/9, 5/14, 5/16, (not 5/21), 5/23, and 5/30 Time, 5:15 PM - 6:15 PM Cost, $5 per class Contact person, Janice 772.538.5223 Website if available, www.VeroHeritage.org

5:30pmGroup Bicycle Ride - Ride to Sebastian Inlet

Jaycee Park - 4200 Ocean Dr. , Vero Beach FL 32963

Group Bicycle Ride - Ride to Sebastian Inlet: 30 miles; all paces welcome, sponsored by Vero Cycling, Inc. 5:30 p.m. meet at Jaycee Park overflow parking lot, 4248 Ocean Dr, Vero Beach.

5:30pmABC Tai Chi

Brackett Library - 6155 College Lane, Vero Beach FL 32966

New at Brackett Library: abcTai Chi Tuesdays at 5:30pm. A=Alignment, B=Balance, C=Control. Our instructor is offering the Yang style of Tai Chi, known as the gentle art of Self Defense. Classes begin with Qigong warm up, flowing through a sequence of movements to provide enhanced health and vitality to participants. Wear comfortable clothing, come and enjoy a great class and leave refreshed.

5:30pm - 6:30pmGroup Dance Lessons

Vero Beach Community Center - 2266 14th Avenue, Vero Beach FL

The City of Vero Beach Recreation Department offers Tuesday group dance lessons at the Vero Beach Community Center. Classes offered are Waltz, Foxtrot, Swing, Rumba, Cha Cha and many more in a four week session call for the name of the dance being taught by certified instructor Joe and Shari Tessier. Cost is $8.00 per person per class Every Tuesday at 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. and at 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. For more information call 770-6517 or visit the website at www.covb.org

6:30pm - 7:30pmPajama Time

North Indian River Library - 1001 Sebastian Blvd. , Sebastian FL 32958

Stories, games, crafts and special guests (every third Tuesday) for 5 to 10 year olds and their families. Pajamas are encouraged but not required.

6:30pm - 9:00pmFree Pizza Family Night

Skate Factory - 485 27th Ave SW, Vero Beach FL 32968

Free Pizza Family Night - Every Tuesday, 6:30PM-9PM. $20 Family Deal for up to 5 people (must include at least 1 parent). Includes regular skate rental and all-you-can-eat pizza. Call for more information: 772-794-3373

7:00pmIntermediate County Line Dancing

Bethel Creek House - 4405 N Highway AIA, Vero Beach FL 32963

This is an ongoing class that can be joined at any time and is offered by the City of Vero Beach Recreation Department. Instructor Lisa Johns-Grose. Cost is $6.00 per person. For more information call 770-6517 or visit www.covb.org

7:00pm - 10:00pmTuesday Jazz Jams

Sunrise Theatre - 117 South Second Street, Fort Pierce FL 34950

The Fort Pierce Jazz & Blues Society Presents: Tuesday Jazz Jams Every Tuesday, 7-10pm, Black Box Theatre

Wednesday, October 15

9:00am - 4:00pmIndian River County Master Gardeners

IRC Extension Office - 1028 20th Place, Suite D, Vero Beach FL 32960

Having trouble with your plants. Thumb not very green? No blooms? Brown spots in your yard? Bring all your plant questions to the Master Gardeners. Open from 9am to 4pm and closed for lunch from 12Noon to 1pm. It is staffed by volunteers of the Indian River County Master Gardener Program through the University of Florida. It is totally free. We solve gardening problems and test for soil Ph. Call for more information: 772-770-5030

10:00amBaby Sign Language

Indian River County Main Library - 1600 21st Street, Vero Beach FL 32960

The sign language classes are informal, fun and educational experiences for our youngest patrons and their families. The programs focus primarily on rhymes and songs and learning of common sign language words and phrases.

11:45amTennis Round Robin Oktoberfest

Riverside Racquet Complex - 350 Dahlia Lane, Vero Beach FL 32963

RIVERSIDE RACQUET COMPLEX JOIN US FOR OKTOBERFEST ROUND ROBIN TENNIS DRILLS WITH PRO KEN MACDOUGALL LUNCH AND GIVEAWAYS (covered dishes & desserts are welcomed) CHECK IN 11:45 A.M. START AT 12:00 -2:00P.M. PRE-REGISTRATION ONLY REGISTRATION DEADLINE MONDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2014 MAXMIUM 24 SPACES AVAILABLE $11.00 MEMBER $13.00 NON-MEMBER For more information contact Gaby Dwyer at 231-4787.

12:30pm - 1:30pmBeyond Balance

Brackett Library - 6155 College Lane, Vero Beach FL 32966

*New class!! Wednesdays at 12:30pm. Beyond Balance was created for those seeking improved fitness, focus, toning, training, better balance, stronger stamina and weights workout. Instructor: Teresa will help tune-up bodies to attain optimum health using weights & bands. Highlights: Toning, Range-of-Motion, Balance, Strength-Training. On-going classes require no registration. Donations requested. For more information call: 770-5060 x 4121.

3:30pmPrayerful Knitting Group

Center for Spritual Care - 1550 24th Street, Vero Beach FL 32960

Cost: $10 Suggested Donation Per Session For more information call Carol Ludwig: 772-567-1233

5:30pmAll Dance

Brackett Library - 6155 College Lane, Vero Beach FL 32966

Brackett Library now offering new dance tunes Wednesday nights at 5:30pm. Welcome to Julie, our new instructor. Her class will focus on Fun, Fun, Fun high energy music from 'back in the day' to 'what's playing now?' Combos of all the old favorites, plus dances making waves today! Excellent exercise for Balance, Flexibility, Toning, Circulation & Stress Relief. Promotes Total Body Health. Designed for beginners, all levels welcome. Participants need to wear comfortable clothing and prepare to shake it. Location: Multimedia Room @ the Brackett Library Donations suggested, no registration required.

5:30pm - 6:30pmTai Chi Class

Vero Beach Community Center - 2266 14th Ave, Vero Beach FL

Tai Chi is a therapeutic exercise and form of self-defense that can be practiced by anyone regardless of age or condition of health. Offered by the City of Vero Beach Recreation Department. The cost is $5.00 per person. Steve Hanson will be instructing the class.For more information call 772-770-6517 or visit the website at www.covb.org

5:30pm - 6:30pmBeginning Line Dance Lessons with Mary and Joe

Vero Beach Community Center - 2266 14th Avenue, Vero Beach FL

This is an ongoing class that can be joined at anytime! Vero Beach Community Center 2266 14th Avenue Vero Beach, Florida 32960 This class may take off time in the summer, call for schedule 772-770-6517 Wednesdays, 5:30pm - 6:30pm. Cost $5.00 per person. We go "slow" so why say no! Come out and learn new dances like "Pontoon" and the old classics like the "Tush Push". Line Dancing known for meeting and making new friends. Sponsored by: The City of Vero Beach Recreation Department.covb.org

6:00pmChildren & Youth Wednesday night programs

St. Paul's Church - 4700 N. A1A, Vero Beach FL 32963

ST. PAUL'S CHURCH - Children & Youth Wednesday night programs are held each week at 6:00 PM. Children ages 8-12 and Youth in Jr. High & High School meet at The Surf Club Hotel, 4700 Hwy. A1A. Dinner is included with games, music, bible study, community projects and crafts.

7:00pm - 8:00pmCountry Couples Group Dance Class with Mary and Joe

Vero Beach Community Center - 2266 14th Avenue, Vero Beach FL

This is an ongoing class can be joined at anytime and no partner is necessary. This class may take off time in the summer, call for schedule 772-770-6517. Wednesdays, 7:00pm - 8:00pm. Cost is $6.00 per person. Join Mary and Joe as they take you around the floor country style. In this class you will learn to Country Two Step, The Blue Rose, Charleston Bump, Side Kick, Country Rumba and so much more. Sponsored by: The City of Vero Beach Recreation Department.covb.org

Next Week's Events

Thursday, October 16

4th Annual Growing Healthy Kids Poster Contest

Location - Check Event Description - Details in description, Vero Beach FL

The theme of this year's 4th Annual Growing Healthy Kids Poster Contest is "My Favorite Family Foods." Use this theme to talk with your kids about family recipes, cooking together, and family dinner time traditions. Mail entries to Growing Healthy Kids, 741 17th Place SW, Vero Beach, FL 32962. Details on website. Entries due by October 16, 2014 Free Contact Nancy Heinrich for more information: 772 453 3413

7:00amGroup Bicycle Ride - Leaders Choice Ride:

Orchid Island Bike and Kayaks - 1175 Commerce Ave, Vero Beach Fl

Group Bicycle Ride - Leaders Choice Ride: 25-30 miles; moderate pace, sponsored by Vero Cycling, Inc.; 7 a.m. meet at Orchid Island Bikes and Kayaks, 1175 Commerce Ave., Vero Beach. Age: 18+; www.verocyclingclub.org/pages/ride-schedule

9:00amCookies For Soldiers

Elks Lodge - 1350 26th Street , Vero Beach

Drop off cookies for care packages to be sent to our soldiers. Cookies are accepted each month on the third Thursday at the Vero Beach Elks Lodge at 9:00AM. Contact Bonnie Alberga via email with any questions. Bonniealberga@hotmail.com.

9:00am - 10:00amA.M. Aerobics Exercise Class

Vero Beach Community Center - 2266 14th Avenue, Vero Beach FL

The City of Vero Beach Recreation Department announces that the AM Aerobics classes are held at 9am on Monday's and Thursday's at the Vero Beach Community Center 2266 14th Avenue, in downtown Vero Beach. This is a full body workout class designed to meet all fitness levels. Am. Aerobics will help improve flexibility, endurance and overall health, wear comfortable clothes, aerobic shoes and bring 1 or 2 pound weights to class. Cost is $3.00 plus tax per person each day, ask about a punch card. For more information call 770-6517 or visit the website at www.covb.org

9:00am - 12:00pmWoodcarvers Meeting

The Moose Hall - 226 43rd Avenue, Vero Beach FL

The Indian River Woodcarvers meet every Thursday Morning, 9 to Noon Where: The Moose Hall, 226, 43rd Ave. Vero Beach All are welcome. For more information call Al Gustave 778-3942

9:00am - 4:00pmIndian River County Master Gardeners

IRC Extension Office - 1028 20th Place, Suite D, Vero Beach FL 32960

Having trouble with your plants. Thumb not very green? No blooms? Brown spots in your yard? Bring all your plant questions to the Master Gardeners. Open from 9am to 4pm and closed for lunch from 12Noon to 1pm. It is staffed by volunteers of the Indian River County Master Gardener Program through the University of Florida. It is totally free. We solve gardening problems and test for soil Ph. Call for more information: 772-770-5030

9:30am - 10:15amStroller Tours at the Vero Beach Museum of Art

Vero Beach Museum of Art - 3001 Riverside Park Drive, Vero Beach FL 33163

Best for adults with Stroller aged children. Come for a special docent led tour of the galleries and afterwards enjoy a relaxing complimentary coffee and snack in The Museum Café. Space is limited. Advance registration required. Call: (772) 231 0707 ext. 116 Free to Family Members. Non-member adults $5 (babies free of course)

10:00am - 5:00pm$25 Flat Fee Acupuncture Day

Location - Check Event Description - Details in description, Vero Beach FL

Absolute Integrated Medicine opened doors not too long ago to those interested in a soothing and calm community acupuncture experience for much less expense. There is a flat fee of only $25. The perfect price to give acupuncture a try. Come experience the form of medicine that began in ancient China and is now widely practiced in the West. Community Days are every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday from 10:00 - 5:00 Friday and Saturday - 10:00 - 2:00 Call for more information: Tel: 772-770-6184 1575 Indian River Blvd ~ Suite C-136 ~ Bridgewater Building ~ Vero Beach, FL 32960

12:00pmExchange Club of the Treasure Coast Luncheon

Culinary Capers - 739 22nd Street , Vero Beach FL

Exchange Club of the Treasure Coast Luncheon. Cost: Come as my Guest! - Cindy Jewett 772-321-4005 Contact person and phone #: Cindy Jewett 772-321-4005 We are a group of business professionals who uphold the values of our National Exchange Club. The principal areas of Exchange's Programs of service are Youth, Americanism, Community Service and Child Abuse Prevention. Our club tailors our activities to meet the needs of the local community in Indian River County. We are an all-volunteer organization that helps our members develop leadership, networking, and organizational skills that contribute to success in business, family and personal endeavors.

12:00pmChair EZ Fit

Indian River County Main Library - 1600 21st Street, Vero Beach FL 32960

Chair EZ Fit offers techniques for breathing, balance, focus, stamina and stress relief. Instructor Teresa promotes healthy circulation, concentration, relaxation & improved sleep cycles. Enhances total body health & over all well-being. Ideal for those new to exercise or others seeking rehab or repair. On-going classes require no registration. Donations suggested. Location: Multimedia Room @ the Main Library

12:30pm - 4:00pmDuplicate Bridge

Vero Beach Community Center - 2266 14th Avenue, Vero Beach FL

The City of Vero Beach Recreation Department offers Duplicate Bridge at the Vero Beach Community Center 2266 14th Avenue. This ongoing session is run by bridge director Norman Hinds, 772-589-3741. Cost is $5.00 per person For more information call 770-6517. www.covb.org

4:00pm - 5:30pm"Pet & People Talk with Vero's Host Martin Lavander"

Planet Vero Radio - 107.9 FM Radio, Vero Beach FL

Be sure to tune into 107.9 FM Radio at 4:00 where the talk about your pets is always insightful and fun. You will also be entertained by several local guests that will keep the pulse on everything happening locally. Don't miss this fun-filled show!

4:30pm - 5:30pmLego Club

Indian River County Main Library - 1600 21st Street, Vero Beach FL 32960

This is an informal build time for Lego enthusiasts in first through 5th grade. Legos are provided, they must not bring any from home.

5:00pm - 6:00pmMilitary Moms Prayer Group

Christ Church - 925 14th Lane, Vero Beach FL 32960

Come join this interdenominational prayer group that includes women with relatives in the military and "cheerleaders" who simply have a mom's heart for our troops. New members are always welcome. Christ Church Vero Beach-behind Outback and near Vero Bowl For information, call: 231-2221

5:00pm - 9:00pmArt-Tini

SpringHill Suites Marriott - 5115 Indian River Blvd , Vero Beach FL 32967

The Vero Beach Art Club has partnered with Springhill Suites by Marriott to bring together the arts and the community to benefit our local Middle School students. The VBAC will be organizing Art-tini, an art exhibition and sale to benefit local middle schools to buy art supplies for their classrooms. Enjoy cocktails and light hors d'oeurves as you enjoy the exhibit and purchase a new painting for your home. Cost: Free Contact person and phone #: RSVP to the hotel at (772) 978-9292 by Oct 13th The Vero Beach Art Club has partnered with Springhill Suites by Marriott to bring together the arts and the community to benefit our local Middle School students. The VBAC will be organizing Art-tini, an art exhibition and sale to benefit local middle schools to buy art supplies for their classrooms. Enjoy cocktails and light hors d'oeurves as you enjoy the exhibit and purchase a new painting for your home.

5:15pm - 6:15pmPilates With Janice

Heritage Center - 2140 14th Avenue, Vero Beach FL

Come enjoy Pilates With Janice when you can every Tuesday and Thursday. There's no pre-registration and no contract. It's pilates done in west coast style. Bring your own mat, strap, long towel, and light weights if you have them. Beginners are made to feel very welcome. Cost is only $5 per class. Call Janice for more information - 772.538.5223 Event title, Pilates With Janice at Vero's Heritage Center Date, In May 2013: 5/2, 5/7, 5/9, 5/14, 5/16, (not 5/21), 5/23, and 5/30 Time, 5:15 PM - 6:15 PM Cost, $5 per class Contact person, Janice 772.538.5223 Website if available, www.VeroHeritage.org

5:30pmABC Tai Chi

Indian River County Main Library - 1600 21st Street, Vero Beach FL 32960

New at Brackett Library: abcTai Chi Tuesdays at 5:30pm. A=Alignment, B=Balance, C=Control. Our instructor is offering the Yang style of Tai Chi, known as the gentle art of Self Defense. Classes begin with Qigong warm up, flowing through a sequence of movements to provide enhanced health and vitality to participants. Wear comfortable clothing, come and enjoy a great class and leave refreshed.

6:00pmHooray for Hollywood to benefit SunUp ARC

Holy Cross Parish Hall - 500 Iris Lane, Vero Beach FL 32963

The Holy Cross Parish Hall will be transformed into Hollywood as once again Jerry and the Dolls guarantee a fabulous time for all that attend. "Singing in the Rain" ~ Gene Kelley, "You Don't Own Me" ~ Leslie Gore, "The Way We Were" ~ Barbara Streisand, "Dancing Queen" ~ Abba, are just a few of the all star cast that will take you from Vero Beach to the hills of Hollywood! In between dancing and the dazzling floor show, enjoy a sumptuous dinner catered by Culinary Capers. Cost: $50 per person. For tickets or to be a "Sponsor of the Stars" call Noreen at 562.6854x228 or email noreend@arcir.org.

6:30pm - 8:30pmCork, Canvas & Campany

Vero Beach Museum of Art - 3001 Riverside Park Drive, Vero Beach FL 33163

Cork, Canvas and Company fun painting night 6:30pm-8:30pm/BYOB and tasty treats/$30 per person Call for more information: phone: (772) 231-0707

7:00pm - 9:00pmUS China Town Hall

Waxlax Center for the Performing Arts (Saint Ed's) - 1895 St. Edwards Drive , Vero Beach FL 32963

China's rapid development and Sino-American relations have a direct impact on the lives of just about everyone in the United States. CHINA Town Hall: Local Connections, National Reflections, is a national day of programming designed to provide Americans across the United States and beyond the opportunity to discuss these issues with leading experts. Former President Jimmy Carter will preside over the webcast and retired Army General Dennis Blasko will provide local information.

7:00pm - 10:00pm"Havana Nights" Dance

Heritage Center - 2140 14th Avenue, Vero Beach FL

Our October dance will have a tropical theme once again so come dressed in tropical clothing... or casual dressy... and learn to dance the Meringue from 7-8 p.m. then dance the night away on the 2,920 ft floating wood floor until 10 p.m. The lesson will be given by Robert Scott, one of our local excellent instructors from Indian River Ballroom. Cost: $10 Guests; $8 Members Contact person and phone #: Lorely Ridge Ph: 772-770-9684

Friday, October 17

3rd annual Treasure Coast Bird & Nature juried Art Show

Woman's Club - 1534 21th Street, Vero Beach FL 32960

October 17-19th is the date for the 3rd annual Treasure Coast Bird & Nature juried Art Show put on by the Cultural Council of Indian River County. This year's show will be held at the Women's Club on 21st Street in Vero Beach. It will be back to a two day show with a reception on the Friday before. We are going back to adding in some birding tours as well. Florida's best birder, David Simpson has agreed to lead a tour if his schedule allows. So watch for other tours to be added. You can find the application on our website at http://www.cultural-council.org/BirdArt.html or at our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/TreasureCoastBirdartshow. For more information contact Debbie Avery at Debbie@cultural-council.org or 772-770-4857

8:00am - 3:30pmSt. Edward's School Admission Fall Walk About

Saint Edward's School - 1895 Saint Edward's Drive , Vero Beach FL 32963

Admission Fall Walk About for All Grades Location: All Campus Call for more information: (772) 492-2367.

9:00am - 11:00amBig Band Dance

Vero Beach Community Center - 2266 14th Avenue, Vero Beach FL

Big Band Dance Big Band Dance to the sounds of the Accidentals Band Tuesdays and Fridays 9:00am -11:00am Tickets are $2.00 per person. (tickets sold are at the door) Everyone is welcome. Vero Beach Community Center 2266 14th Avenue Vero Beach, Florida 32960 772-770-6517 Sponsored by: The City of Vero Beach Recreation Department

9:00am - 4:00pmIndian River County Master Gardeners

IRC Extension Office - 1028 20th Place, Suite D, Vero Beach FL 32960

Having trouble with your plants. Thumb not very green? No blooms? Brown spots in your yard? Bring all your plant questions to the Master Gardeners. Open from 9am to 4pm and closed for lunch from 12Noon to 1pm. It is staffed by volunteers of the Indian River County Master Gardener Program through the University of Florida. It is totally free. We solve gardening problems and test for soil Ph. Call for more information: 772-770-5030

10:00amWriter's Windowpane

Indian River County Main Library - 1600 21st Street, Vero Beach FL 32960

Writers WindowPane: Beginner writers: bring your ideas! Collaborate, Create, Critique! Welcome novice to advanced, published or not. Every Friday weekly meets for all genres, styles. Writers may bring samples of their work to be read to the group for discussion and or critique. For more information please call 770-5060 x4121. Location: Florida History Room @ the Main Library

10:00am - 8:00pmThe Pumpkin Village

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We have everything your family needs to enjoy a fun, fall day. Come on out to the Pumpkin Village where you will enjoy hayrides, bounce house, face painting, crafts, and games. We will be open daily through the 31st of October. Location: Near the AMC Theatre at the Indian River Mall. For more information call: (772) 473-0605

10:00am - 8:00pmThe Pumpkin Village

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We have everything your family needs to enjoy a fun, fall day. Come on out to the Pumpkin Village where you will enjoy hayrides, bounce house, face painting, crafts, and games. We will be open daily through the 31st of October. Location: Near the AMC Theatre at the Indian River Mall. For more information call: (772) 473-0605

11:53amCBTS Pumpkin Patch

Christ by the Sea UMC - 3755 A1A, Vero Beach FL 32963

Come TREAT yourself at the Christ by the Sea Pumpkin Patch. We will have a variety of activities including pumpkin sales, local honey for sale, a general store with homemade goodies, a face-painting/costume factory, and a photo booth! We may have a few more TRICKS up our sleeves!!!

6:00pmHalloween in Wonderland

Riverside Children's Theatre - 3280 Riverside Park Drive, Vero Beach FL 32963

Storybook Adventures: Halloween in Wonderland An all new interactive experience including a live performance, walk through maze, character meet-and-greet, photo-op with the cast, and a Mad-hatter Tea Party with tasty treats! All for one low ticket price... $12 LIMITED RESERVED SEATING...GET TICKETS IN ADVANCE! October 17 @ 6pm, October 18 @ 2pm and 6pm, October 19 @ 2pm Sponsored by Legler Orthodontics and Classic Car Wash and Detail Center - Mark & Nina Heyer

7:30pmComedy Zone

The Riverside Theatre - 3250 Riverside Park Drive, Vero Beach FL 32963

This night of comedy at Riverside showcases up-and coming comedians who are touring the comedy circuit. You can get detail information on the specific comics by visiting the website. Two Show Times: 7:30pm & 9:30pm Tickets: $18

7:30pmFriday Night Dance Parties

Vero Beach Community Center - 2266 14th Avenue, Vero Beach FL

The City of Vero Beach Recreation Department is sponsoring the Friday Night Dance Parties at the Vero Beach Community Center 2266 14th Avenue in downtown Vero Beach. This Friday Dance Party features host and hostess Jim and Donna Mitchell playing the music of the 50's thru today's popular dance tunes. Doors open at 7:30pm. Cost is $10.00 per person. For more information call the City of Vero Beach Recreation Department Community Center at (772) 770-6517 or stop in and pick up a flyer, or visit the website at www.covb.org

9:30pmComedy Zone

The Riverside Theatre - 3250 Riverside Park Drive, Vero Beach FL 32963

This night of comedy at Riverside showcases up-and coming comedians who are touring the comedy circuit. You can get detail information on the specific comics by visiting the website. Two Show Times: 7:30pm & 9:30pm Tickets: $18

Saturday, October 18

3rd annual Treasure Coast Bird & Nature juried Art Show

Woman's Club - 1534 21th Street, Vero Beach FL 32960

October 17-19th is the date for the 3rd annual Treasure Coast Bird & Nature juried Art Show put on by the Cultural Council of Indian River County. This year's show will be held at the Women's Club on 21st Street in Vero Beach. It will be back to a two day show with a reception on the Friday before. We are going back to adding in some birding tours as well. Florida's best birder, David Simpson has agreed to lead a tour if his schedule allows. So watch for other tours to be added. You can find the application on our website at http://www.cultural-council.org/BirdArt.html or at our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/TreasureCoastBirdartshow. For more information contact Debbie Avery at Debbie@cultural-council.org or 772-770-4857

7:15amGroup Bicycle Ride - Saturday Fast Ride

Panera Bread - 2001 Indian River Blvd, Vero Beach FL 32960

Group Bicycle Ride - Saturday Fast Ride: 30-40 miles; sponsored by Vero Cycling, Inc. 7:15 a.m. meet at Panera Bread, 2001 Indian River Blvd, Vero Beach. Age 18+; www.verocyclingclub.org/pages/ride-schedule

8:00amGroup Bicycle Ride - Keep Calm, Cycle On Ride:

Jaycee Park - 4200 Ocean Dr. , Vero Beach FL 32963

Group Bicycle Ride - Keep Calm, Cycle On Ride: 15+/- miles; slow pace; sponsored by Vero Cycling, Inc. 8:00 a.m. meet at Jaycee Park overflow parking lot, 4248 Ocean Dr, Vero Beach. Age 18+; www.verocyclingclub.org/pages/ride-schedule

8:00am - 12:00pmThe Farmers Market Oceanside

Corner of Dahlia and Ocean Drive - Ocean Dr & Dahlia Ln, Vero Beach FL

The Farmers' Market OceanSide Vero Beach is open weekly every Saturday. Our Market Mission is to provide healthy, fresh foods and horticultural products to the patrons of our market. 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. WANT TO BECOME A VENDOR? Contact Dave today at 772 321-4145 Fax: 772-204-0686 info@verobeachoba.com

8:00am - 1:00pmJazz Society Craft Market

Fort Pierce Downtown Waterfront - 480 N. Indian River Drive, Fort Pierce FL

Every Saturday, the Fort Pierce Jazz & Blues Society hosts a Jazz Market "featuring creative arts & crafts" in Historic Downtown Fort Pierce on the waterfront of the Indian River. Original hand made crafts, stained glass, Highwaymen paintings, hand-painted glassware and much, more are available for purchase. Funds raised support education programs and local scholarships. For more information, please email: TheMarket@jazzsociety.org

8:00am - 10:00pmCrown Jewel Marching Band Festival

Vero Beach High School - 1707 16th Street, Vero Beach FL 32960

33nd Annual Crown Jewel Marching Band Festival Founded in 1981, Crown Jewel is Florida's longest running Marching Band Festival. Held annually the third weekend of October at Vero Beach High School in Vero Beach, Florida. Crown Jewel attracts more than 8,000 visitors. The festival, bands, and the patrons that it attracts have a very positive impact on the community. Please visit our website for more information. http://www.crownjewelvb.com/ Cost: $12.00

9:00am - 1:00pm2nd Annual Arts & Crafts Bazaar

St Augustine of Canterbury Church - 475 43rd Ave, Vero Beach Fl

2ND ANNUAL ARTS & CRAFTS BAZAAR Hosted by the Episcopal Church Women ST AUGUSTINE OF CANTERBURY CHURCH 475 43rd Avenue, Vero Beach TWO HALLS - OVER 20 ARTISTS, CRAFTERS & VENDORS Gets a start on your holiday shopping! There will be a silent auction For information call Carol at 772-409-4538.

9:00am - 4:00pmProfessional Development Seminar for Early Educators

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Emergent Literacy: Best Practices in Early Literacy Speaker: Vanessa Levin, Early Childhood Education Consultant Early educators from across Indian River County are invited to attend an upcoming professional development seminar. This opportunity is made possible by the Indian River Community Foundation and will support the Moonshot Moment initiative. The seminar will be free and CEUs through FLAEYC will be available. Lunch will be provided at no additional cost. Seminar Goals: - Learn 4 factors that determine future literacy success and what they look like in the classroom. - Define the crucial role early literacy skills play in the literacy process. - Discover activities that best support the development of early literacy skills in the classroom. - Examples of hands-on, interactive methods to support the development of early literacy skills in the early childhood classroom will be provided. Call for more information: Sonja Phillips at 772-567-3202. The Seminar will take place at IRSC Richardson Center.

9:30am - 11:00amTrek & Tracks Nature Walk

Environmental Learning Center - 255 Live Oak Drive, Wabasso Island, Vero Beach FL 32963

A guided stroll on ELC's Campus led by a knowledgeable Nature Guide who provides commentary on the flora and fauna of the area. A great way to make your ELC visit more meaningful. Free WITH Admission. No reservations are necessary. Meet the Nature Guide in our Entry Pavilion.

9:30am - 12:00pmGrowing Healthy Kids~ The Farm to Fork Project

Florida Veggies & More - 6755 37th Street, Vero Beach FL

Growing Healthy Kids: The Farm to Fork Project This 6 week program will teach kids about growing foods using hydroponic methods and using fresh vegetables to create delicious, easy recipes. Kids will get to learn simple cooking techniques and will end each class with tastings. This program is offered free due to a grant from Rotary Club of Vero Beach-Sunrise. Program limited to 12 kids. Preregistration required. Cost: Free Contact: Nancy Heinrich 772 453 3413

10:00amLive Life raft demonstration

Vero Beach Power Squadron - 301 Acacia Road, Vero Beach FL 32963

Open to interested boaters in our community Captains Chris & Alyse Caldwell demonstrate proper storage and deployment of a typical inflatable life raft. Come learn about the different types of safety equipment found aboard cruising boats.This seminar is free but you must register as space is limited. Call 772-205-1859 or email chris@captainchrisyachtservices.com to register.

10:00am - 4:30pmExhibition Opens - Restoring the Spirit: Celebrating Haitian Art

Vero Beach Museum of Art - 3001 Riverside Park Drive, Vero Beach FL 33163

Exhibition Opens - Restoring the Spirit: Celebrating Haitian Art (to February 1, 2015) and Museum Café re-opens for the season

10:00am - 4:30pmOn Exhibit - Carol Brown Goldberg

Vero Beach Museum of Art - 3001 Riverside Park Drive, Vero Beach FL 33163

Carol Brown Goldberg: Recent Works September 20, 2014 - January 4, 2015 Since the late 19th century, artists have often compared the use of design and color with the work of modern musical composers, with each form or hue corresponding to musical phrases and tones. Carol Brown Goldberg carries on this "chromesthetic" tradition in her recent paintings, creating, in the words of one critic, "glorious color-saturated paintings that make us feel heavenly."

10:00am - 8:00pmThe Pumpkin Village

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We have everything your family needs to enjoy a fun, fall day. Come on out to the Pumpkin Village where you will enjoy hayrides, bounce house, face painting, crafts, and games. We will be open daily through the 31st of October. Location: Near the AMC Theatre at the Indian River Mall. For more information call: (772) 473-0605

1:00pm - 4:00pmGrowing Healthy Kids loves Herbert the Hedgehog!

United Way - 1836 14th Avenue, Vero Beach FL

Growing Healthy Kids loves Herbert the Hedgehog! This fun activity-based program is open to elementary age kids. Parents must stay with their kids. Doors open at 12:45 pm. First 15 kids get a free poster of Herbert the Hedgehog. Kids will participate in the Growing Healthy Kids Game Show, activity stations, and a book reading by Lynn Mueller, co-author of Herbert the Hedgehog. Date: Saturday, October 18 Time: 1-4 PM Place: Community Room, United Way of Indian River County Cost: Free Contact: Nancy Heinrich 772 453 3413 This fun activity-based program is open to elementary age kids. Parents must stay with their kids. Doors open at 12:45 pm. First 15 kids get a free poster of Herbert the Hedgehog. Kids will participate in the Growing Healthy Kids Game Show, activity stations, and a book reading by Lynn Mueller, co-author of Herbert the Hedgehog.

2:00pmHalloween in Wonderland

Riverside Children's Theatre - 3280 Riverside Park Drive, Vero Beach FL 32963

Storybook Adventures - Halloween in Wonderland Oct. 18 @ 2 pm and 6 pm, Oct. 19 @ 2 pm Tickets $13 Interactive, full immersion event for the whole family based on the story of Alice in Wonderland. Call Riverside Children's Theatre 772-231-6990.

4:00pm - 5:00pmBeginning Yoga--Saturdays are free!

Kashi Ashram - 11155 Roseland Road, Sebastian FL 32958

Join us for a gentle tour through Kali Natha Yoga. Stretch your muscles and clear your mind. Saturdays are free! Kashi Ashram 4:00-5:00 pm

4:30pm - 5:30pmOktoberfest

American Legion and Auxiliary - 807 Louisiana Avenue, Sebastian FL

OKTOBERFEST Saturday October 18 at American Legion Post 189 at 807 Louisiana Ave. Sebastian. Menu: Bratwrust, knockwurst, potato pancakes, sauerkraut, applesauce, carrots, mixed breads, apple pie. Cost: $15 per person. Cocktails at 4:30p Dinner 5:30p.

6:00pmHalloween in Wonderland

Riverside Children's Theatre - 3280 Riverside Park Drive, Vero Beach FL 32963

Storybook Adventures - Halloween in Wonderland Oct. 18 @ 2 pm and 6 pm, Oct. 19 @ 2 pm Tickets $13 Interactive, full immersion event for the whole family based on the story of Alice in Wonderland. Call Riverside Children's Theatre 772-231-6990.

7:30pmComedy Zone

The Riverside Theatre - 3250 Riverside Park Drive, Vero Beach FL 32963

This night of comedy at Riverside showcases up-and coming comedians who are touring the comedy circuit. You can get detail information on the specific comics by visiting the website. Two Show Times: 7:30pm & 9:30pm Tickets: $18

9:30pmComedy Zone

The Riverside Theatre - 3250 Riverside Park Drive, Vero Beach FL 32963

This night of comedy at Riverside showcases up-and coming comedians who are touring the comedy circuit. You can get detail information on the specific comics by visiting the website. Two Show Times: 7:30pm & 9:30pm Tickets: $18

Sunday, October 19

3rd annual Treasure Coast Bird & Nature juried Art Show

Woman's Club - 1534 21th Street, Vero Beach FL 32960

October 17-19th is the date for the 3rd annual Treasure Coast Bird & Nature juried Art Show put on by the Cultural Council of Indian River County. This year's show will be held at the Women's Club on 21st Street in Vero Beach. It will be back to a two day show with a reception on the Friday before. We are going back to adding in some birding tours as well. Florida's best birder, David Simpson has agreed to lead a tour if his schedule allows. So watch for other tours to be added. You can find the application on our website at http://www.cultural-council.org/BirdArt.html or at our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/TreasureCoastBirdartshow. For more information contact Debbie Avery at Debbie@cultural-council.org or 772-770-4857

1:00am - 4:00am8th Annual Bowl to Build to benefit Indian River Habitat for Humanity

Vero Bowl - 929 14th Lane, Vero Beach FL 32960

Join in the fun at Indian River Habitat for Humanity's eighth annual Bowl to Build. This popular annual fundraiser will take place on Sunday, October 19, 2014, at 1 p.m. at Vero Bowl in Vero Beach. The $35 per person registration fee (four-person teams and individuals welcome) includes three games of bowling, shoe rental, t-shirt, goody bag and prizes. All skills are welcome. For registration and sponsorship opportunities, call Peggy Gibbs at 772-562-9860, ext. 209 or visit www.irchabitat.org Proceeds will benefit Indian River Habitat for Humanity.

7:15amGroup Bicycle Ride - Sunday Fast Ride:

Panera Bread - 2001 Indian River Blvd, Vero Beach FL 32960

Group Bicycle Ride - Sunday Fast Ride: 30-40 miles; sponsored by Vero Cycling, Inc. 7:15 a.m. meet at Panera Bread, 2001 Indian River Blvd, Vero Beach. Age 18+; www.verocyclingclub.org/pages/ride-schedule

9:00amStudy "Jesus in Exodus" with Bill Proctor

St. Paul's Church - 4700 N. A1A, Vero Beach FL 32963

Join Bill Proctor for the "Jesus in Exodus" Bible Study for Adults. All are welcome to come! Please call Bill for more information: (772) 231-2221

10:00amGroup Bicycle Ride - No One Left Behind Ride

Riverside Park - 3001 Riverside Drive, Vero Beach FL

Group Bicycle Ride - No One Left Behind Ride: 15-30 miles; moderate pace; sponsored by Vero Cycling, Inc.; 10 a.m. meet at Riverside Park near the Barber Bridge restrooms, 3341 Bridge Plaza Dr. Age 18+; www.verocyclingclub.org/pages/ride-schedule

10:00am - 8:00pmThe Pumpkin Village

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We have everything your family needs to enjoy a fun, fall day. Come on out to the Pumpkin Village where you will enjoy hayrides, bounce house, face painting, crafts, and games. We will be open daily through the 31st of October. Location: Near the AMC Theatre at the Indian River Mall. For more information call: (772) 473-0605

2:00pmHalloween in Wonderland

Riverside Children's Theatre - 3280 Riverside Park Drive, Vero Beach FL 32963

Storybook Adventures - Halloween in Wonderland Oct. 19 @ 2 pm Tickets $13 Interactive, full immersion event for the whole family based on the story of Alice in Wonderland. Call Riverside Children's Theatre 772-231-6990.

3:00pm - 4:30pmJeane Graves Charity Cupcake Challenge

Heritage Center - 2140 14th Avenue, Vero Beach FL

Tickets to the Cupcake Challenge are $10.00 and can be purchased at the door. Ticket holders will have ten votes to use for their favorite cupcake or they can vote for several of the ones they like. Cupcakes will be tasted by the ticketholders between 3:00 and 4:30pm. Audience votes will be counted after 4:30pm and the cupcakes with the most audience votes will move to the judges for awards. If you are interested in participating as a contestant, please contact Janie Graves Hoover at 772 473 3410 or janietv@yahoo.com for more information.

4:30pm - 7:00pmTheatre-Go-Round Dinner Theatre - Tribute

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"Heatwave, A tribute to the Legendary Ladies of Motown." Featuring such popular songs as Dancing in the Street, My Guy, Stop in the Name of Love, Someday We'll Be Together and of course the title song Heatwave. The Quilted Giraffe Restaurant, 500 U.S. 1 in Vero Beach Cost: An all-inclusive dinner theatre package is $55 per person and features Chef Kurt Runge's three course gourmet meal offering a choice of carved tenderloin of beef or a seafood entrée, show ticket, tax and gratuity. Call the Theatre box office at 772-252-9341.

Monday, October 20

9:00am - 10:00amA.M. Aerobics Exercise Class

Vero Beach Community Center - 2266 14th Avenue, Vero Beach FL

The City of Vero Beach Recreation Department announces that the AM Aerobics classes are held at 9am on Monday's and Thursday's at the Vero Beach Community Center 2266 14th Avenue, in downtown Vero Beach. This is a full body workout class designed to meet all fitness levels. Am. Aerobics will help improve flexibility, endurance and overall health, wear comfortable clothes, aerobic shoes and bring 1 or 2 pound weights to class. Cost is $3.00 plus tax per person each day, ask about a punch card. For more information call 770-6517 or visit the website at www.covb.org

9:00am - 4:00pmIndian River County Master Gardeners

IRC Extension Office - 1028 20th Place, Suite D, Vero Beach FL 32960

Having trouble with your plants. Thumb not very green? No blooms? Brown spots in your yard? Bring all your plant questions to the Master Gardeners. Open from 9am to 4pm and closed for lunch from 12Noon to 1pm. It is staffed by volunteers of the Indian River County Master Gardener Program through the University of Florida. It is totally free. We solve gardening problems and test for soil Ph. Call for more information: 772-770-5030

10:00am - 8:00pmThe Pumpkin Village

Location - Check Event Description - Details in description, Vero Beach FL

We have everything your family needs to enjoy a fun, fall day. Come on out to the Pumpkin Village where you will enjoy hayrides, bounce house, face painting, crafts, and games. We will be open daily through the 31st of October. Location: Near the AMC Theatre at the Indian River Mall. For more information call: (772) 473-0605

10:30amStory Times

North Indian River Library - 1001 Sebastian Blvd. , Sebastian FL 32958

Story Times at all branches feature storytelling, creative dramatics, fingerplays, rhymes, song, dance, and a simple craft.North IRC Library 3 to 5 year olds

10:30am - 11:15amArtful Storytime at the Vero Beach Museum of Art

Vero Beach Museum of Art - 3001 Riverside Park Drive, Vero Beach FL 33163

Best for ages 2-5 years. FREE Drop-in program. Join us for a special children's illustrated book reading. No registration required.

1:00pm - 2:30pmArtful Storytellers - For Adults

Indian River County Main Library - 1600 21st Street, Vero Beach FL 32960

Adult-Storytellers wanted! New group forming on Mondays at 1pm Main Library. Come share fond memories, precious moments, funny situations or just tall tales. On-going, weekly get-together encourages socialization, public speaking, meeting new people, cozy gathering of friends. More info: Marla at 770-5060 x 4121.

4:00pmVisiting Author - Mary Higgins Clark

Vero Beach Book Center - 2145 Indian River Blvd., Vero Beach FL

Mary Higgins Clark Award Winning Author HANK PHILLIPPI RYAN presents TRUTH BE TOLD~ A Jane Ryland Novel

5:30pmYoganights Class

Indian River County Main Library - 1600 21st Street, Vero Beach FL 32960

Yoga classes on Monday nites at 5:30pm. Instructor, Melinda, covers all levels of Gentle Yoga, with emphasis on breathing and stretching. Great for Balance, Flexibility, Focus, Stress Relief & Relaxation. For ages 16 and older. Call for more information - (772) 770-5060 ext. 4121

Tuesday, October 21

9:00am - 11:00amBig Band Dance

Vero Beach Community Center - 2266 14th Avenue, Vero Beach FL

Big Band Dance Big Band Dance to the sounds of the Accidentals Band Tuesdays and Fridays 9:00am -11:00am Tickets are $2.00 per person. (tickets sold are at the door) Everyone is welcome. Vero Beach Community Center 2266 14th Avenue Vero Beach, Florida 32960 772-770-6517 Sponsored by: The City of Vero Beach Recreation Department

9:00am - 4:00pmIndian River County Master Gardeners

IRC Extension Office - 1028 20th Place, Suite D, Vero Beach FL 32960

Having trouble with your plants. Thumb not very green? No blooms? Brown spots in your yard? Bring all your plant questions to the Master Gardeners. Open from 9am to 4pm and closed for lunch from 12Noon to 1pm. It is staffed by volunteers of the Indian River County Master Gardener Program through the University of Florida. It is totally free. We solve gardening problems and test for soil Ph. Call for more information: 772-770-5030

10:00amStory Times

Indian River County Main Library - 1600 21st Street, Vero Beach FL 32960

Story Times at all branches feature storytelling, creative dramatics, fingerplays, rhymes, song, dance, and a simple craft.

10:00amBaby Sign Language

North Indian River Library - 1001 Sebastian Blvd. , Sebastian FL 32958

The sign language classes are informal, fun and educational experiences for our youngest patrons and their families. The programs focus primarily on rhymes and songs and learning of common sign language words and phrases.

10:00am - 5:00pm$25 Flat Fee Acupuncture Day

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Absolute Integrated Medicine opened doors not too long ago to those interested in a soothing and calm community acupuncture experience for much less expense. There is a flat fee of only $25. The perfect price to give acupuncture a try. Come experience the form of medicine that began in ancient China and is now widely practiced in the West. Community Days are every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday from 10:00 - 5:00 Friday and Saturday - 10:00 - 2:00 Call for more information: Tel: 772-770-6184 1575 Indian River Blvd ~ Suite C-136 ~ Bridgewater Building ~ Vero Beach, FL 32960

10:00am - 5:00pm$25 Flat Fee Acupuncture Day

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Absolute Integrated Medicine opened doors not too long ago to those interested in a soothing and calm community acupuncture experience for much less expense. There is a flat fee of only $25. The perfect price to give acupuncture a try. Come experience the form of medicine that began in ancient China and is now widely practiced in the West. Community Days are every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday from 10:00 - 5:00 Friday and Saturday - 10:00 - 2:00 Call for more information: Tel: 772-770-6184 1575 Indian River Blvd ~ Suite C-136 ~ Bridgewater Building ~ Vero Beach, FL 32960

10:00am - 8:00pmThe Pumpkin Village

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We have everything your family needs to enjoy a fun, fall day. Come on out to the Pumpkin Village where you will enjoy hayrides, bounce house, face painting, crafts, and games. We will be open daily through the 31st of October. Location: Near the AMC Theatre at the Indian River Mall. For more information call: (772) 473-0605

10:30amStory Times

North Indian River Library - 1001 Sebastian Blvd. , Sebastian FL 32958

Story Times at all branches feature storytelling, creative dramatics, fingerplays, rhymes, song, dance, and a simple craft. 18 month to 3 year olds

12:30pm4-Deck Canasta

Senior Activity Center of Sebastian, - 1255 Main Street, sebastian fl

All events are $1, open to Seniors aged 50+. Our website is http://www.sebastianseniors.org

12:30pm - 4:00pmDuplicate Bridge

Vero Beach Community Center - 2266 14th Avenue, Vero Beach FL

The City of Vero Beach Recreation Department offers Duplicate Bridge at the Vero Beach Community Center 2266 14th Avenue. This ongoing session is run by bridge director Norman Hinds, 772-589-3741. Cost is $5.00 per person For more information call 770-6517. www.covb.org

1:00pm - 2:00pmBreath Blends

Brackett Library - 6155 College Lane, Vero Beach FL 32966

Breath Blends: for health, healing, circulation, relaxation and increased chi energy. Blended techniques include deep yogic breathing, balance exercises, muscle control, stretching and stress relief, utilizing chairs. Come meet our newest Instructor: Melinda. Wear comfortable clothes & just bring yourself. Ideal for those new to exercise or others seeking to cope with asthma, respiratory issues, rehab or repair. Classes require no registration. Donations suggested.

1:00pm - 3:00pmCraft 'n Chat

Brackett Library - 6155 College Lane, Vero Beach FL 32966

Location: Conference Room @ the Brackett Library Calling all crafters!! Fall into action with a fresh idea! Come by our west branch on Tuesdays for a casual craft corner with conversation. Learn a new art form, save the earth or bring new ideas to share. Create crafts out of recycled materials or use good ole fashioned methods. Stop by & check out our Chatty Craft room! Classes are open to all, on-going and require no registration. Students provide their own materials. For more info call 770-5060 x 4121.

4:00pm - 5:00pmCraft Hour

Gifford Youth Activity Center - 4875 43rd Ave, Vero Beach FL

Gifford Youth Library Tuesdays 4:00 to 5:00 Elementary age children are invited to join in the various art and crafts projects each week.

4:30pm - 5:30pmLego Club

North Indian River Library - 1001 Sebastian Blvd. , Sebastian FL 32958

This is an informal build time for Lego enthusiasts in first through 5th grade. Legos are provided, they must not bring any from home.

5:15pm - 6:15pmPilates With Janice

Heritage Center - 2140 14th Avenue, Vero Beach FL

Come enjoy Pilates With Janice when you can every Tuesday and Thursday. There's no pre-registration and no contract. It's pilates done in west coast style. Bring your own mat, strap, long towel, and light weights if you have them. Beginners are made to feel very welcome. Cost is only $5 per class. Call Janice for more information - 772.538.5223 Event title, Pilates With Janice at Vero's Heritage Center Date, In May 2013: 5/2, 5/7, 5/9, 5/14, 5/16, (not 5/21), 5/23, and 5/30 Time, 5:15 PM - 6:15 PM Cost, $5 per class Contact person, Janice 772.538.5223 Website if available, www.VeroHeritage.org

5:30pmABC Tai Chi

Brackett Library - 6155 College Lane, Vero Beach FL 32966

New at Brackett Library: abcTai Chi Tuesdays at 5:30pm. A=Alignment, B=Balance, C=Control. Our instructor is offering the Yang style of Tai Chi, known as the gentle art of Self Defense. Classes begin with Qigong warm up, flowing through a sequence of movements to provide enhanced health and vitality to participants. Wear comfortable clothing, come and enjoy a great class and leave refreshed.

5:30pmGroup Bicycle Ride - Ride to Sebastian Inlet

Jaycee Park - 4200 Ocean Dr. , Vero Beach FL 32963

Group Bicycle Ride - Ride to Sebastian Inlet: 30 miles; all paces welcome, sponsored by Vero Cycling, Inc. 5:30 p.m. meet at Jaycee Park overflow parking lot, 4248 Ocean Dr, Vero Beach.

5:30pm - 6:30pmGroup Dance Lessons

Vero Beach Community Center - 2266 14th Avenue, Vero Beach FL

The City of Vero Beach Recreation Department offers Tuesday group dance lessons at the Vero Beach Community Center. Classes offered are Waltz, Foxtrot, Swing, Rumba, Cha Cha and many more in a four week session call for the name of the dance being taught by certified instructor Joe and Shari Tessier. Cost is $8.00 per person per class Every Tuesday at 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. and at 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. For more information call 770-6517 or visit the website at www.covb.org

6:30pm - 7:30pmPajama Time

North Indian River Library - 1001 Sebastian Blvd. , Sebastian FL 32958

Stories, games, crafts and special guests (every third Tuesday) for 5 to 10 year olds and their families. Pajamas are encouraged but not required.

6:30pm - 9:00pmFree Pizza Family Night

Skate Factory - 485 27th Ave SW, Vero Beach FL 32968

Free Pizza Family Night - Every Tuesday, 6:30PM-9PM. $20 Family Deal for up to 5 people (must include at least 1 parent). Includes regular skate rental and all-you-can-eat pizza. Call for more information: 772-794-3373

7:00pmIntermediate County Line Dancing

Bethel Creek House - 4405 N Highway AIA, Vero Beach FL 32963

This is an ongoing class that can be joined at any time and is offered by the City of Vero Beach Recreation Department. Instructor Lisa Johns-Grose. Cost is $6.00 per person. For more information call 770-6517 or visit www.covb.org

7:00pm - 10:00pmTuesday Jazz Jams

Sunrise Theatre - 117 South Second Street, Fort Pierce FL 34950

The Fort Pierce Jazz & Blues Society Presents: Tuesday Jazz Jams Every Tuesday, 7-10pm, Black Box Theatre

Wednesday, October 22

9:00am - 4:00pmIndian River County Master Gardeners

IRC Extension Office - 1028 20th Place, Suite D, Vero Beach FL 32960

Having trouble with your plants. Thumb not very green? No blooms? Brown spots in your yard? Bring all your plant questions to the Master Gardeners. Open from 9am to 4pm and closed for lunch from 12Noon to 1pm. It is staffed by volunteers of the Indian River County Master Gardener Program through the University of Florida. It is totally free. We solve gardening problems and test for soil Ph. Call for more information: 772-770-5030

10:00amBaby Sign Language

Indian River County Main Library - 1600 21st Street, Vero Beach FL 32960

The sign language classes are informal, fun and educational experiences for our youngest patrons and their families. The programs focus primarily on rhymes and songs and learning of common sign language words and phrases.

10:00am - 8:00pmThe Pumpkin Village

Location - Check Event Description - Details in description, Vero Beach FL

We have everything your family needs to enjoy a fun, fall day. Come on out to the Pumpkin Village where you will enjoy hayrides, bounce house, face painting, crafts, and games. We will be open daily through the 31st of October. Location: Near the AMC Theatre at the Indian River Mall. For more information call: (772) 473-0605

12:30pm - 1:30pmBeyond Balance

Brackett Library - 6155 College Lane, Vero Beach FL 32966

*New class!! Wednesdays at 12:30pm. Beyond Balance was created for those seeking improved fitness, focus, toning, training, better balance, stronger stamina and weights workout. Instructor: Teresa will help tune-up bodies to attain optimum health using weights & bands. Highlights: Toning, Range-of-Motion, Balance, Strength-Training. On-going classes require no registration. Donations requested. For more information call: 770-5060 x 4121.

3:30pmPrayerful Knitting Group

Center for Spritual Care - 1550 24th Street, Vero Beach FL 32960

Cost: $10 Suggested Donation Per Session For more information call Carol Ludwig: 772-567-1233

5:30pmAll Dance

Brackett Library - 6155 College Lane, Vero Beach FL 32966

Brackett Library now offering new dance tunes Wednesday nights at 5:30pm. Welcome to Julie, our new instructor. Her class will focus on Fun, Fun, Fun high energy music from 'back in the day' to 'what's playing now?' Combos of all the old favorites, plus dances making waves today! Excellent exercise for Balance, Flexibility, Toning, Circulation & Stress Relief. Promotes Total Body Health. Designed for beginners, all levels welcome. Participants need to wear comfortable clothing and prepare to shake it. Location: Multimedia Room @ the Brackett Library Donations suggested, no registration required.

5:30pm - 6:30pmTai Chi Class

Vero Beach Community Center - 2266 14th Ave, Vero Beach FL

Tai Chi is a therapeutic exercise and form of self-defense that can be practiced by anyone regardless of age or condition of health. Offered by the City of Vero Beach Recreation Department. The cost is $5.00 per person. Steve Hanson will be instructing the class.For more information call 772-770-6517 or visit the website at www.covb.org

5:30pm - 6:30pmBeginning Line Dance Lessons with Mary and Joe

Vero Beach Community Center - 2266 14th Avenue, Vero Beach FL

This is an ongoing class that can be joined at anytime! Vero Beach Community Center 2266 14th Avenue Vero Beach, Florida 32960 This class may take off time in the summer, call for schedule 772-770-6517 Wednesdays, 5:30pm - 6:30pm. Cost $5.00 per person. We go "slow" so why say no! Come out and learn new dances like "Pontoon" and the old classics like the "Tush Push". Line Dancing known for meeting and making new friends. Sponsored by: The City of Vero Beach Recreation Department.covb.org

6:00pmChildren & Youth Wednesday night programs

St. Paul's Church - 4700 N. A1A, Vero Beach FL 32963

ST. PAUL'S CHURCH - Children & Youth Wednesday night programs are held each week at 6:00 PM. Children ages 8-12 and Youth in Jr. High & High School meet at The Surf Club Hotel, 4700 Hwy. A1A. Dinner is included with games, music, bible study, community projects and crafts.

7:00pm - 8:00pmCountry Couples Group Dance Class with Mary and Joe

Vero Beach Community Center - 2266 14th Avenue, Vero Beach FL

This is an ongoing class can be joined at anytime and no partner is necessary. This class may take off time in the summer, call for schedule 772-770-6517. Wednesdays, 7:00pm - 8:00pm. Cost is $6.00 per person. Join Mary and Joe as they take you around the floor country style. In this class you will learn to Country Two Step, The Blue Rose, Charleston Bump, Side Kick, Country Rumba and so much more. Sponsored by: The City of Vero Beach Recreation Department.covb.org

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