Florida Humanities Series continues with concert Dec. 11

VERO BEACH — The Emerson Center’s free Florida Humanities Series, in partnership with the Florida Humanities Council and sponsored in part by Marine Bank & Trust, will continue with “A Joyful Holiday Concert” on Thursday, Dec. 11, at 7 p.m.

The excitement, discipline and joy of making music together brought success and applause for the Avenue D Choir, a group of young St. Lucie County boys and girls. Choices were made not only to sing but to live a better life. As they make their trip to Vero Beach, the Choir will bring holiday music to entertain an audience.

With many former members off to college, Choir director Mary Hendricks recently celebrated 10 years of leading the Avenue D young people.

The Florida Humanities Series is presented by The Emerson Center at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Vero Beach. Five more acclaimed speakers and performers will be presented at the Center through April 2015, with all presentations relating to Florida history and culture.

Admission to each is complimentary and all performances will begin at 7 p.m.

Future speakers and their topics include “Old Vero Ace Age Site and the Pleistocene People Who Lived There 15,000 Years Ago,” Jan. 29; “Florida Cattle Culture” Feb. 19; “Spies, Schemes, and the Sons of Liberty: The Shadier Side of East and West Florida during the American Revolution,” March 19, and “The African Presence in Spanish Florida: Black Seminoles,” April 16.

Funding for these programs is provided through a grant from the Florida Humanities Council with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

The capacity of the Emerson Center is more than 800; free admission will be offered on a first-come first-served basis. The Emerson Center is handicap accessible and is conveniently located at 1590 27th Avenue, on the SE corner of 16th Street and 27th Avenue in Vero Beach. For more information, contact (772) 778-5249.

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