Vero Beach Magazine - August 2014

The Best of Broadway

AUGUST 10: The glamour of the silver screen comes to life through music in the Space Coast Symphony Orchestra’s The Best of Broadway at the Vero Beach High School Performing Arts Center. The program features music and footage from such classic films as “South Pacific,” “Jesus Christ Superstar,” “Evita,” “The Producers” and “My Fair Lady.”

Symphony of the Americas’ Summerfest Classical Concert

AUGUST 12: The Cultural Council of Indian River County hosts the 23rd annual Symphony of the Americas’ Summerfest Classical Concert at Christ by the Sea United Methodist Church featuring the Mission Chamber Orchestra of Rome. Under the baton of Maestro James Brooks-Bruzzese, the concert includes music from Vivaldi and Sarasate as well as performances by Italian composer and soloist Lorenzo Turchi-Floris and Panama composer Juan Castillo. The event begins with a reception at 6:30 p.m. followed by the concert beginning at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 per adult and $10 per student.

Scholarship Foundation Football Classic

AUGUST 29: Get ready for some football at the ninth annual Scholarship Foundation Football Classic. Join fellow fans and supporters for a pre-game barbecue dinner under an end-zone tent at the stadium beginning at 5:30 p.m. Then watch the Vero Beach Fighting Indians and the Sebastian Sharks battle it out for bragging rights at the Vero Beach High School Citrus Bowl at 7 p.m. Tickets are $50 per person, which includes dinner and the game. Proceeds will help provide need-based college scholarships for Indian River County students.

L.A. Contemporary Dance Company

AUGUST 15-16: Ballet Vero Beach, in partnership with the Riverside Theatre, presents the L.A. Contemporary Dance Company. The professional dance company led by Artistic Director Kate Hutter, returns to Vero Beach to perform a diverse repertoire of modern, ballet and jazz influenced work. Performances take place on the Stark Stage at Riverside Theatre.

Riverside Dance Festival

AUGUST 16: Riverside Children’s Theatre showcases its third annual Riverside Dance Festival featuring the L.A. Contemporary Dance Company. Students participate in a two-week, dance-intensive study through technical classes in ballet and contemporary dance forms as well as master classes and open rehearsals. Students work toward the creation of their own work to be performed alongside L.A. Contemporary Dance Company in a mixed repertory concert to culminate the festival. Performance takes place on the Stark Stage at Riverside Theatre.

Film Music Spectacular

SEPTEMBER 7: The Space Coast Symphony Orchestra performs music from the movies in Film Music Spectacular at the Vero Beach High School Performing Arts Center. The modern film scores include music from “Spiderman,” “Lord of the Rings,” “Jurassic Park” and “Back to the Future.”

Take The Plunge Into Poetry

Charlotte Terry remembers feeling some trepidation at the Laura (Riding) Jackson (LRJ) Foundation’s first Poetry & Barbeque in April 2010. “I worried nobody would come. So I was truly surprised when over 100 people arrived wanting to hear poetry,” says Terry, who still marvels at the full house – or tent in this case.

A Plant With Its Own Fan Club

Bromeliads are colorful tropical plants that are easy to cultivate and care for, but too often overlooked by beginning gardeners. Sally Gawler, president of the Indian River Bromeliad Society, wants to change that. So do a growing number of members who meet the second Monday of every month at the Garden Club of Indian River County to learn from horticultural experts, exchange ideas and share bromeliad success stories.

Letting In The Light

Like many of our community’s residents, Gerry and Lorraine Taube of New Hampshire and New York originally resided in the North. When looking for a place to retire, they visited different areas of Florida, including Palm Beach Gardens, and ultimately decided they wanted to be on the East Coast. After visiting and attending their son’s wedding at Windsor, they fell in love with Vero Beach and decided on an extended stay.

Cooking From the Heart

One of the things I have missed the most since moving here from England is fast access to a good Indian meal. Colonization and the resulting Indian diaspora led to an abundance of fine Indian stores and restaurants popping up in almost every town and village throughout the British Isles. A good masala or tasty samosa was never very hard to find.

A True Tale With A Happy Ending

David Kilpatrick remembers sitting at the screening of Warner Brothers’ Dolphin Tale feeling at once like a proud professional and a wide-eyed child. The seasoned veterinarian who owns Southside Veterinary Hospital in Vero Beach and consults with Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute in Fort Pierce is best known for his involvement in the rescue of the movie’s star, Winter, a bottlenose dolphin stranded in the Indian River Lagoon near Titusville, Fla. in 2005.