11 Upcoming Local Events to Enjoy

Gather loved ones for concerts, charity events, museum tours, festive holiday fun, and more around Vero Beach

Photo courtesy of Space Coast Symphony Orchestra
Photo courtesy of Space Coast Symphony Orchestra

November 27

“We Gather Together”

Space Coast Symphony Orchestra presents a Thanksgiving celebration featuring compositions by Aaron Copland, Christopher Marshall, Jeffrey Biegel, and Dick Tunney. Biegel himself will appear as guest pianist. 3 p.m., flexible pricing; Space Coast Symphony Orchestra at VBHS Performing Arts Center; 855-252-7276 

December 1

Clara Williams Trunk Show

Veranda welcomes jewelry designer Clara Williams for the first day of a two-day trunk show. December 1–2, 10 a.m.–5:30 p.m.; Veranda, 3325 Ocean Drive; 772-234-3404 

Wintergreen Night Lights

The Environmental Learning Center will adorn its campus with beautiful lights for six evenings, and guests will enjoy music, crafts, and optional canoe trips through the mangrove tunnels for an additional $10 fee. December 1–3 and 8–10; 5:30–8:30 p.m.; $10 admission; Environmental Learning Center, 255 Live Oak Drive; 772-589-5050 

December 2

Star of Wonder

Every December for 30 years, the Hallstrom Planetarium at Indian River State College has re-created the skies over Judea at the time of the birth of Christ. Star of Wonder explores the mysterious light followed by the Magi. December 2, 3, 9, and 10; Fridays 7–8 p.m., Saturdays 2:30–3:30 p.m.; $5; Hallstrom Planetarium, IRSC Massey Campus, 3209 Virginia Ave., Fort Pierce; 772-462-4750

Bid to Beat Hunger

Treasure Coast Food Bank will hold an online holiday auction featuring an array of exciting gifts. All proceeds support TCFB’s programs benefiting local residents in need. 8 a.m. Friday, December 2–noon Monday, December 12; Treasure Coast Food Bank; 772-489-3034 

December 3

5K Celebration

Girls on the Run will end its season with a celebratory 5K. 7:45 a.m. Girls on the Run Festival, 8:30 a.m. 5K; $25–$30; Girls on the Run at Westside Church, 3361 Jenkins Road, Fort Pierce 

Wine Tasting

Alimentari will hold a wine tasting event featuring several selections. Please call for a reservation. 2–5 p.m., $25; Alimentari Gourmet Market, 6220 Hwy. A1A 772-999-5483 

Christmas Parade

The annual Vero Beach Christmas Parade will once again feature floats representing local organizations and businesses. It will run up Ocean Drive from Flamevine Lane to Live Oak Road. Parking is available at Riverside Park, with shuttle service to the parade route.
6 p.m., free; Sunrise Rotary Vero Beach at Ocean Drive

Charity Fundraiser

For the Love of Paws invites everyone to enjoy food, drinks, live and silent auctions, and the nearly 400 collector cars at the American Muscle Car Museum. This event is an opportunity to help For the Love of Paws provide peace of mind to seniors who can no longer care for their pets; it is also a chance to visit an exciting private automobile museum that is not open to the public. 5–9 p.m., $100–$250; For the Love of Paws at American Muscle Car Museum, 3500 Sarno Road, Melbourne; 772-539-2417 

Candlelight Ball

Cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, a sumptuous dinner, and dancing to the sounds of an 11-piece band, the Jordan Thomas Odyssey, will all be part of the experience at Hibiscus Children’s Center’s fundraiser. 6 p.m., $250; Hibiscus Children’s Center, Oak Harbor Club
4755 S. Harbor Drive; 772-299-6011, ext. 313 

December 4

Holidays at the Museum

Vero Beach Museum of Art invites everyone to drop in for an afternoon of fun, food trucks, docent-led tours of the exhibition “Changing Nature,” a variety of performances, and children’s art hunts and art- making activities. 1–4 p.m., free; Vero Beach Museum of Art, 3001 Riverside Park Drive; 772-231-0707 

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