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Old 02-11-2017, 09:05 AM
 
Location: Port St. Lucie, Florida
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WEEKEND OF FEB 11 AND 12

MARTIN COUNTY FAIR
When: Friday through Feb. 18 -Hours: 4:30-10 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 4:30 p.m.-midnight Fridays; noon-midnight Saturdays; and noon-10 p.m. Sunday
Where: Martin County Fairgrounds, 2616 SE Dixie Highway, Stuart
General admission: $10 at gate and $5 advance. Senior admission is $3 every day.
Special discount days: $5 on Kids Day on Feb.13.
Ride bands: Unlimited ride bands are $25 on the weekend. Specials include a $10 ride band Feb. 17 and a “no ride bands sold day” Feb.15 when ride tickets cost $1 per ride. Children less than 36 inches tall always ride free.
Highlights: - Main stage entertainment includes two country singers, Tracy Lawrence on Feb. 12 and William Michael Morgan on Feb.16. The classic rock and roll band Three Dog Night performs Feb. 14. The concerts are free (standing room only) with the price of admission. Preferred seating tickets cost $30 and are available at www.mcftickets.com.--- Personal request: they have a TIGER show - as long as people pay to them they will continue to exploit and cage these tigers that don't belong in a traveling show.
Martin County Fair

38th annual Greek Festival in Fort Pierce

Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church 38th annual Greek Festival in Fort Pierce. A full menu of Greek food, live music, folk dancing and vendors. The festival, located at 2525 S 25th Street, is open 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday and admission costs $3.


SUMMER CRUSH VINEYARD AND WINERY
JOHN FORD COLEY & TERRY SYLVESTER (THE HOLLIES) SATURDAY FEB 11
See Triple Platinum & Grammy Nominated Artist John Ford Coley (of England Dan & John Ford Coley fame) AND Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and former Hollies lead Terry Sylvester. Hear: I’d Really Love To See You Tonight, Nights Are Forever Without You, Love Is The Answer, We’ll Never Have To Say Goodbye Again, Long Cool Woman, Carrie Ann, Bus Stop, He Ain't Heavy & many more.
VALENTINES DAY BRUNCH IN THE VINEYARD WITH JERZI O- SUNDAY FEB 12
Join us for a romantic brunch with the beautiful songs and sound of Jerzi O and an awesome brunch by Polito Catering from 10:30am-12:45pm. Limited tickets, menu & more info at ONLINE TICKETING & MORE INFO icon
A VALENTINE WEEKEND WINE DOWN WITH THE KENNEDYS!-SUNDAY FEB 12
Join us as we welcome the world traveling duo THE KENNEDYS! This year celebrates their 20th anniversary for their duo AND their marriage. You'll love their Buddy Holly and Everly Brothers style roots, the ringing 12-string jangle of the early Byrds, interspersed with British folk rock. They're sure to have some romantic songs for the day. Great food by Polito catering. Rain or Shine. No ticket required after 1pm.
INFORMATION https://www.summercrushwine.com/upcoming-events.php

Sunbonnet Sue Quilters Guild show at the Indian River County Fairgrounds on 58th Avenue The show runs Friday and Saturday. The show, 9 Patch Plus, is a ticketed affair. Sale proceeds will benefit the Veterans Council of Indian River County. The show opens at 9 a.m. both days and closes at 5 p.m. Friday and 3 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $10, with children younger than 10 free. Ticket: 772-562-9294; vbsunbonnetsuequilters@gmail.com.

the Bryan Jackson Music Festival’s third birthday should have the biggest attendance yet.
downtown Fort Pierce a challenge. The festival starts at 11 a.m. and goes to the wee hours of Sunday morning.
Skate ramps, yoga, a silent disco, artists, dance parties, food, drinks and seven stages of music fill the day and night. Admission is $12. Kids younger than 12 get in for free. Parking is available at the city garage, and once the green market packs up at noon, those lots will open as well. For more information, go towww.bryanjacksonmusicfestival. com.

Not just any car show
This is not just a car show, it’s a motor car exhibition according to McKee Botanical Garden staff.
Forty specially selected custom cars, including hot rods and retro rods, will be on display throughout the garden, 350 U.S. 1. in Vero Beach, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
The motor cars are not the only exhibition on display. You also can check out the the 13 larger-than-life Lego sculptures that are part of the Nature Connects exhibit. The distinct car collection only will be there Saturday; the Lego sculptures are there through May 7. Admission is $12 for adults, $11 for seniors, $8 for children ages 3-12 and kids younger than 3 get in free.

ArtsFest will celebrate its 30th anniversary from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Memorial Park and along Southeast Ocean Boulevard in Stuart.
Not only will the visual and literary arts be on display, but also the performing arts with Latin Grammy Award-winning Nestor Torres performing at 2 p.m. Sunday. The culinary arts will be represented by local chefs competing at 11 a.m. both days in a culinary challenge modeled after the Food Network’s “Chopped.” Admission is $5.
For more information, go to ArtsFest | Visual, Performing Artists | Galleries | Martin County, FL.

The free concert series at Sebastian Inlet State Park, 14257 N. A1A, Vero Beach, welcomes SIRSY, a touring duo from New York. Known as the little band with big sound, the vocalist plays the drums standing up, plays bass parts with a drumstick on a keyboard and plays flute, too. Show time is 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday. The concert will take place at the pavilions on Coconut Point on the south side of Sebastian Inlet. Park entry fees apply. For more information, call 321-984-4852 or visit www.floridastateparks. org/park/sebastian-inlet.
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Old 02-16-2017, 07:42 PM
 
Location: Port St. Lucie, Florida
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WEEKEND OF FEB 17 18 AND 19

The Craft Brew & Wingfest is 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Royal Palm Pointe Park in Vero Beach, off Indian River Boulevard, just south of the Merrill Barber Bridge. Admission is free to the event, which boasts more than 150 craft and microbrews and wings prepared by several local restaurants. The Jacks Band, Dave Scott & the Reckless Shots, Southern Exposure and Jeff Vitolo & the Quarter Mile Rebels will provide the music. Unlimited tasting bracelets are $35 or you can purchase by the glass. Soft drinks and kid-friendly food also will be available.
Secondary parking and bus transportation is available from the Parc24 garage on Indian River Boulevar, half a mile south of the event, between the bridges. Water transportation from Riverside Park also will be available. For updates, check the Florida Craft Brew and Wingfest Facebook page.

CELEBRATE THE HIGHWAYMEN
Pay homage to the Florida's treasured Highwaymen artists from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Moore’s Creek Linear Park, 725 Avenue D in Fort Pierce. The artwork of the original and second generation Highwaymen artists will be on display along with tribute booths for several of the late artists. The Fort Pierce Jazz & Blues Society will provide the music. A kids zone, food and other vendors also will be set up.

The Pioneer Day Festival will be 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and offers hay rides, guided kayak tours, old-fashioned games and refreshments. Learn crafty ways to use corn husks, pine cones and other natural resources. The Hot Sauce Boys will provide the music. Admission is $3 per person or $10 per family. For more information, call 772-398-2779 or go to **Friends of Savannas Preserve State Park - Home.

Vero's Thunder on the Beach Powwow actually takes place a few miles from the ocean at the Indian River County Fairgrounds, 7955 58th Ave. in Vero Beach.\
Feel like trying some fry bread or gator chili while you enjoy tribal dancing, singing and flute-playing? You also can shop for Native American crafts, sit in a teepee and check out demonstrations by flute and bow makers. The 14th annual powwow is open 3 to 9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sunday. This is an alcohol-free event. Admission is $8 for adults, $4 for seniors and children ages 6 to 12. Kids younger 5 and younger are free. For more information call 772-567-1579 or go to Home.

LET'S GO, METS!
The boys are back in town and the first full squad workout for the New York Mets is Sunday at Tradition Field. The public is invited to watch the pros get ready for what could be a big season. Gates open at approximately 9:30 a.m. daily. Parking and admission are free to the workouts. The first spring training game is Feb. 25 against the Nationals. Check out the new rules and security measures in place this year. Enjoy the outdoors, watch out for flying souvenirs and let’s go Mets!
For more information, call 772-871-2115 or go to The Official Site of The St. Lucie Mets | stluciemets.com Homepage.
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Old 02-24-2017, 11:22 AM
 
Location: Port St. Lucie, Florida
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WEEKEND OF FEB 24, 25 AND 26TH


What’s the Hullabaloo about?
Beer, wine and shrimp prepared eight different ways by some of the area’s best restaurants is what the ShrimpFest & Craft Brew Hullabaloo is all about. It’s the festival’s second year and it will be open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Little League Park in downtown Fellsmere. Sample brews from about a dozen breweries from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday or taste what the home brewers have to offer at the same time Sunday.
Some of the local musicians include Souljam, Blue Cypress Bluegrass and the Wiley Nash Band. Blues woman Betty Fox and her band are in from Tampa. For the musical lineup and more information, go to ShrimpFest & Craft Brew Hulabaloo* -Indian River County, Sebastian Rotatry, Exchange Club, Fellsmere. Admission, parking and shuttle service from nearby parking areas are free. Bring your lawn chairs.

Enjoy rodeo & demo derby at the fair
The St. Lucie County Fair opens 4 p.m. Friday at the St. Lucie County Fairgrounds, 15601 W. Midway Road in Fort Pierce and runs through March 5. The Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association rodeo is 7:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and the demolition derby is 6 p.m. March 4.

Riders on the trail
Here’s something you don’t see this everyday. Riders on horseback, fresh off the week-long cross-state Florida Cracker Trail Ride, will hoof into downtown Fort Pierce at approximately 10:30 a.m. Saturday with whips cracking. The historical reenactment, dedicated to keeping Florida history alive, ends with a party at Cobb’s Landing, 200 N. Indian River Drive in Fort Pierce and everyone is invited. The Blue Cypress Bluegrass band performs from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Don’t forget your cameras.

The Downtown Stuart Art Festival brings together some of the best artists in the country, and you can meet them, learn what inspires their work and even commission a work of art. Artists will be set up from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday along Osceloa Street in Stuart.
Enjoy lunch, a beverage or sweet treat at one of the downtown businesses. On Sunday, the Green Market will open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and The Lucky Dogs Band will take the Riverwalk Stage at 1 p.m. Admission is free for everyone.

The shaded pavilion at Summer Crush Winery, 4200 Johnston Road in Fort Pierce, will host Grandpa’s Cough Medicine from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. The bluegrass trio focuses on frenetic picking and blazing. No tickets required.
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Old 03-02-2017, 05:52 PM
 
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WEEKEND OF MARCH 3, 4 AND 5TH

ENJOY FESTIVAL COMBO
The Grant Seafood Festival opens from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Grant Community Center. Combine an art festival and a seafood festival and you have the Grant Seafood Festival. It's open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Grant Community Center, 4580 First St. in Grant. About 100 artists from across the country, and just about every seafood dish you can think of, are prepared by local volunteers using time-honored recipes. Admission and parking are free. There will be signs on U.S. 1 directing you to parking areas, where shuttles will bring you to the festival grounds. For more information, go to Welcome | Grant Seafood Festival | Mar 4 + 5 | 4580 1st St., Grant, Florida.

Festival Italiano
How much pizza and cannolis can you eat? Find out Saturday and Sunday at Festival Italiano at the Port St. Lucie Civic Center at the corner of U.S. 1 and Walton Road. If you’re craving peppers and eggs, pasta or anything else Italian, head over to the Port St. Lucie Civic Center, 9221 S.E. Civic Center Place from noon to 10 p.m. Saturday and noon to 7 p.m. Sunday for Festival Italiano. Carnival rides, a car show, Italian music, a bocce ball tournament and cannoli and pizza-eating contests fill out the day. Admission and parking are free.

BookMania! is 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Renowned authors from across the country participate in panels and discuss the writing process and their books at this annual literary event at Jensen Beach High School at 2875 N.W. Goldenrod Road. Panels include health and wellness, new writers, young adult and historical fiction. Book signings follow each presentation. For a detailed schedule, go to Home or call 772-221-1409.

CONCERT IN THE PARK
A free concert at Indian RiverSide Park, 1707 N.E. Indian River Drive in Jensen Beach, is a nice way to close out the weekend. Fresh Catch, a favorite among reggae fans, will perform on the outdoor stage from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday. The band, which has independently released several albums, does not perform often so catch it while you can. Vendors, a bar and a few food trucks will be set up for you to enjoy dinner and drinks on the waterfront, too. It’s a family-friendly venue and the kids have lots of room to run around.

New Orleans native Sybil Gage and her Cathoulas band are one of three New Orleans-style bands performing Saturday at Summer Crush Winery in Fort Pierce.

Rick “Jessie’s Girl” Springfield is at the Sunrise Theatre in Fort Pierce on Friday. Tickets are $65 to $75. Call 772-461-4775 or go to Sunrise Theater Fort Pierce - Official Site.

Celebrate Mardis Gras from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday with three New Orleans-style bands at Summer Crush Winery, 4200 Johnston Road in Fort Pierce. There's a Cajun menu, too. Tickets are $10 at the gate. Call 772-460-0500 or go to www.summercrushwine.com.

Okeechobee Music Festival is sold out BUT..the TCPalm says they are covering it for you!

Okeechobee Music Festival

CLINT BLACK AT LYRIC THEATRE 03 AUG
Clint Black is back.  The multi-million selling country mega-star is releasing On Purpose, his first full-length album of new songs in a decade and he’s doing it on his own terms. Black’s On Purpose compiles a strikingly diverse group of his self-produced songs. His ballads “Only One Way to Live,” “Stay Gone,” “Breathing Air” and “The Last Day” have never cut deeper, while his spirited “Beer” and “Better and Worse” are among the most upbeat songs he has ever crafted. “Time For That,” “Doing It Now For Love” and “Summertime Song” are catchy examples of how groove-soaked his music can be. EVENT TIMES: 7:00 PM EVENT LOCATION:
Lyric Theatre

MARATHON OF THE TREASURE COAST --

http://treasurecoastmarathon.com/

MARATHON OF THE TREASURE COAST
MARCH 5, 2017
Start Time: 6:30 am
Memorial Park, 300 SE Ocean Blvd
Stuart, FL 34994

The Marathon of the Treasure Coast is a high-profile signature event on the Treasure Coast of Florida.
It is designed for runners, walkers and music enthusiasts, to be a competitive full and half marathon, team marathon relay and extended challenge event with a small prize purse for the avid endurance athlete. Of equal importance, it is designed to showcase the incredible lifestyle and culture of the local community here on the Treasure Coast. One great aspect to this event is the ability to enable a philanthropic outreach in support of several local and national charitable beneficiaries.

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Old 03-16-2017, 10:09 AM
 
Location: Port St. Lucie, Florida
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WEEDKEND OF MARCH 17TH THRU 19TH

FRIDAY - ST PATRICKS DAY

VISIT SHAMROCK FEST
Shamrock Fest returns to Stuart for St. Patrick’s Day fun 4 to 10 p.m. Friday at Gazebo Park at 80 S.E. Ocean Blvd.
There will be authentic Irish grub, green beer, an Irish whiskey bar, Irish step dancers, bagpipers and live music. A king and queen of green will be crowned between 8:45 and 9 p.m. so dress in your best green getup to be in the running for a $100 prize. Admission is $6 in advance and $10 at the door but advance tickets, which are available at KaleidoMinds.com and Martin County SeaCoast Bank locations, include a free green beer. Kids 12 and younger get in free and there’s a kid zone and face painting.

ENJOY ST. PATRICK’S FESTIVAL AND PSL ROCKS
Irish dancing, carnival rides and green beer will be on tap at Port St. Lucie’s two-day St. Patrick’s Day Festival at the Port St. Lucie Civic Center at 9221 S.E. Civic Center Plaza. The event runs 3 to 10 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and there will be a parade 11 a.m. Saturday. From noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, visit the rock painting table near the Civic Center fountains to paint three rocks for PSL Rocks, the rock painting and hunting adventure.
Rock artists will be asked to give two of their rocks for the city to hide in parks and recreational facilities and to take home their third rock to hide wherever they’d like. Because the rocks were painted at the St. Patrick’s Day Festival, the city is considering 10 of the rocks “lucky” and worth a prize. Learn more about how to participate at PSL Rocks "The City" | Port St. Lucie, Florida | Official Website.
For more information about the festival, call 772-878–2277 or go to Port St. Lucie, Florida | Events calendar | City news | City Departments | Official Website.

The Taste of the Sea & Sandy Shoes Seafood Festival is about more than fresh fish.
There’s a kids zone, live music, maritime exhibitors, arts and crafts plus three food competitions at the Fort Pierce festival 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday at Veteran’s Memorial Park at 600 N. Indian River Drive. Food can be purchased from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. More than 20 contestants will compete at 10 a.m. to prepare the best cup of chowder. The local version of "Iron Chef" is 11 a.m. and the battle to see who can squeeze the most juice out of a grapefruit is 2 p.m.
Admission is free. For more information, call 772-466-3880 or go to Home | All about Downtown Fort Pierce Fl..

Get outdoors and see wildlife up close at the 25th annual Pelican Island Wildlife Festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Riverview Park at 600 U.S. 1 in Sebastian.
There will be live wildlife shows, historical reenactments, education presentations, kids activities, arts and crafts, native plants for sale and boat tours to Pelican Island. The event and parking are free, but the boat tours are $20 per person and free for kids younger than 3. Preregister for the boat tours and learn more about the event at Pelican Island Preservation Society.

This weekend is your last chance to enjoy a local county fair. The Firefighters’ Indian River County Fair closes out fair season on the Treasure Coast at the Indian River County Fairgrounds at 7955 58th Ave. The fair opens 5 p.m. Friday and unlimited ride bands are $25. On Saturday and Sunday, the fair opens at 1 p.m. Unlimited rides are $30 Saturday. Sunday’s unlimited ride special is $25 and if you bring one article of clothing to donate per-person and arrive before 8 p.m., you get $3 off the rides special. Fair admission is $8 for adults and $5 for children ages 6 to12 and 55 and older. Kids younger than 6 get in free. Parking is free.


GAME FISH AND FISH GAMES YOUTH FISHING CLINIC 19 MAR

This free event is open to children ages 8-14. Learn casting, knot tying, tackle selection, angling ethics, fish filleting, cast netting, and more! All registered participants will get to take home a free fishing rod and reel, courtesy of Fish Florida. Additionally, participants are invited to take part in a 3-month-long youth fishing tournament – a great opportunity to get kids off the couch and on the water, with a chance to win some awesome prizes! Space is limited to 50 participants and pre-registration is required. EVENT TIMES: 8:30-11:30am EVENT LOCATION: Florida Oceanographic Coastal Center
890 NE Ocean Blvd. Stuart, FL 34996
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Old 03-21-2017, 11:32 AM
 
Location: Port St. Lucie, Florida
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SOMETHING NEW FOR THE HIKERS/ WALKERS FOR APRIL

St. Lucie County Has Free Guide Hikes for April

St. Lucie County’s Environmental Resources Department continues its free guided hikes this April, giving participants an opportunity to learn about native habitats and wildlife.

These programs are free and open to the public; however, reservations are required as space is limited. Hikes for April include:

- Saturday, April 1 from 10 a.m. to noon: How Nature Can Fool Us Hike for Families at Citrus Hammock Preserve, 6511 Citrus Ave., Fort Pierce. What better way to have fun on April Fool’s Day but to get outside and learn how nature tricks us every day. We'll investigate with binoculars and magnifiers to see camouflage, nests, patterns and more. This short hike is perfect for the whole family. Appropriate for all ages. All minors must be accompanied by an adult.

- Thursday, April 6 from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.: Discovering Ethnobotany Hike at Ancient Oaks Preserve/Weldon B. Lewis Park, 4650 Oleander Ave., Fort Pierce. Learn how the earliest peoples of Florida utilized the abundant plant species around them to build shelter, feed their families, and clothe themselves as we hike through this urban oasis.

- Saturday, April 8 from 8 to 10 a.m.: Historical Hammock Hike at Sweetwater Hammock Preserve, 4100 South 25th St., Fort Pierce. Enjoy a leisurely morning hike through this site’s shady hammock. Discover why these special elevated tree islands are so important to the plants and animals that live around the river and why they are called a hammock as the trail weaves you through the majestic live oaks and old cabbage palms.

- Saturday, April 8 from 7 to 9 p.m.: Nocturnal Neighbors Night Hike, Part 5 at Steven J. Fousek/Teague Hammock Preserve, 8551 Carlton Road, Port St. Lucie. Which of Florida’s nocturnal raptors might be prowling about at this natural area? Join us for a nocturnal adventure through ranchlands and citrus grove-turned natural areas in search of resident owl species, our “neighbors of the night.” We will be on the lookout for several silent flyers that rule the night world.

- Sunday, April 9 from 6:30 to 8 a.m.: Sunrise Hike at the Ocean Bay Beachside Preserve, 6851 South Ocean Drive, Jensen Beach. Start your day off right: Rise and shine by viewing a beach sunrise followed by short, one-mile walk along the beach and through a mature beach dune system. We'll learn about coastal systems and adaptations needed to survive these difficult and ever changing environments.

- Sunday, April 16 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Plant ID Night Hike at D.J. Wilcox Preserve, 300 Michigan St., Fort Pierce. The unique history of this preserve translates into an interesting mix of plants and animals living in preserve which has both freshwater and lagoon habitat. Learn about the organisms living at this preserve and some natural history, too. We’ll explore plants, animals, and take a tour through one of the county’s more diverse preserves to investigate which plant and animal neighbors call this preserve home.

- Thursday, April 20 from 9 to 11 a.m.: Wrack-line Investigation and Beach Clean Up at Ocean Bay Breach Preserve, 7600 South Ocean Drive, Jensen Beach. Walk the line - that wrack-line, that is, and see how all the strange and wonderful things that the changing tides wash up on the sandy beach. This short hike will have participants investigating all the cool treasures hidden in the sands and in honor of Earth Day, helping to clean-up some of the refuse littering the beach.

- Saturday, April 22
from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.: River Clean-up Kayak Excursion at Richard E. Becker Preserve, 3398 Selvitz Road, Fort Pierce. Make a difference this Earth Day by participating in a clean-up by kayak. Bring your own or reserve one of ours. Groups are welcome. Pack your lunch for a picnic to celebrate afterwards. There will be no fees for this clean-up event.

- Saturday, April 22 from 5 to 8 p.m. to noon: Moonshine Hike at Bluefield Preserve, 30501 Bluefield Ranch Road, Port St. Lucie. Bluefield’s open expanses, hidden hammocks and scrub habitats made it the perfect place to enjoy moonshine; not just the glowing orb in the night sky but rather other kind of illicit moonshine. Hike the trails of the preserve and learn about the history of Florida moonshiners as well as the specific history of distillation of this nefarious liquor at Bluefield Preserve.

- Sunday, April 23 from 9 to 11 a.m.: What’s Blooming Hike at Spruce Bluff Preserve, 611 SE Dar Lane, Port St. Lucie. Join us for a 1.25-mile hike on the AIS Trail in search of native wildflowers and see for yourself why Florida was named "the land of flowers." This site offers mixed upland and wetland plant communities.

- Friday, April 28 from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m.: Historic Trees Hike at Citrus Hammock Preserve, 6511 Citrus Ave., Fort Pierce. Majestic giants among us, Florida’s mature trees give us historic perspective when it comes to both natural and human history. The “Three Sisters,” Slash Pines standing firm and tall through change around them, will be our focus as we stroll through one of the county’s newer preserves featuring a small pond, a nature trail, and small meadow area.

- Friday, April 28 from 7 to 9 p.m.: Black-Light Night Hike, Part 4 at Ancient Oaks Preserve/Weldon B. Lewis Park, 4650 Oleander Ave., Fort Pierce. It’s a nighttime stroll through the preserve. We’ll watch and listen for owls, nighthawks, and all manner of plants and smaller critters with interesting night-time colors under a naturalist’s black-light. Learn about how wavelengths of light have the power to render a plant or animal’s exterior different colors, and how nature can “change clothing” during the day and night as result.

For more information and to find the link for registration, please visit St. Lucie County, FL : Guided Nature Programs, call 772-462-2526 or email slchikes@stlucieco.org.

Programs are usually limited to 15 people helping to allow participants to immerse themselves into the county’s beautiful natural areas. Programs target ages 12 and older unless otherwise noted. All minors must be accompanied by an adult. Proper footwear and water are required for all programs, and please leave pets at home.

If any of these are of interest I suggest you copy/paste the list or write the dates on your calendar
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Old 03-25-2017, 09:13 AM
 
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WEEKEND OF MARCH 25 AND 26TH

The ninth annual Hooked on Music Festival is 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. March 25 in downtown Fort Pierce. The popular event continues to grow each year. Beginning at 11 a.m., 13 bands will play live music on three stages throughout the day around Fort Pierce Marina Square. The family-friendly block party is great for people of all ages. Busch Wildlife Sanctuary once again will bring animals for children to see, and there will be an entire area designated for children. My daughter has enjoyed making a craft at the Home Depot activity area and observing the unique animals.
Many consider the Hooked on Music Festival to be a family-friendly block party for people of all ages.
In addition to the music, children’s activities, arts, crafts, clothing vendors and a variety of food options will be available, including The Cake Lady; Bangkok Thai food; Woodson's Wrap Shack; Seaturtle Concessions; Surf n’ Soul Grill; Genosa's Italian food; Coco Bongos; T's Chicago Glazed Nuts; 2nd Street Bistro; Buenos Nachos; Sunside Fun Cajun Food; Tristan's Kool Dreemz Ice Cream; Tony Kastandino’s Gyros; Chick n’ Shack; Cinnamon Horns; and Sebastian Fudge.
An all-access ticket includes access to the VIP tent, a food buffet, give-a-ways and beverages. It also includes access to the air-conditioned green room at Cobb’s Landing and the trailer bathrooms. Advance tickets are $75. They are $100 the day of the event.
New this year is the Sailfish green room VIP pass for $40. This ticket allows access to the green room at Cobb’s Landing, the trailer bathroom, bar snacks, a cash bar and Sailfish Brewing Co. beer selection with five beer tickets. Advance tickets are$40. They are $60 the day of the event. Tickets are available at The Original Tiki Bar & Restaurant, Cobb’s Landing or Bluewater Beach Grill. For more information about the festival and VIP ticket packages, go to Hooked On Music Festival | Annual Music Festival in Fort Pierce, FL.


The 52nd annual Florida Indian Hobbyist Association Powwow takes place this weekend at the St. Lucie County Fairgrounds, 15601 W. Midway Road, Fort Pierce.
The gates will open at 3 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission is $5 per person, and children younger than 12 are free. The “grand entry” will take place at 7 p.m. Friday, 1 and 7 p.m. Saturday, and 1 p.m. Sunday. During each “grand entry,” the American flag, as well as other flags from the branches of the military, will be brought into the arbor. Event organizers will recognize veterans, followed by the drums playing an honor song for those in attendance.
A parade of Native American costumes Saturday and 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
There will be two main styles of drums, northern and southern. Hobbyist Association President Richard Gallant said that, aside from a regional connection, the songs are different. The noticeable difference is the pitch of the songs.
Many of the dancers who will perform live in Florida, though some are traveling from Oklahoma, North Carolina and New York. There also will be a tepee village onsite, as well as a tepee competition. Visitors who wish to participate can set up their tepee on the grounds. Items are typically displayed within. Judges will review the uniqueness and quality of the displays and award ribbons for the best tepee and display. There will be a special kids area. They can learn how to use a bow and arrow, play Native American games and create their own arts and crafts.
This year, Boy Scouts will camp, and there will be an additional 25 to 30 recreational vehicles on site. Between 8,000 to 10,000 people are expected to attend.
Native American craft vendors will be on site, selling jewelry, clothing and various arts and crafts.
For more information, go to www.fiha.us or email kf4hvt@bellsouth.net.

If you’ve ever found an abandoned duckling and fretted about what to do or admired birds of prey at a local festival, then you probably have interacted with the Treasure Coast Wildlife Center.
Serving five counties, the nonprofit, volunteer-driven center treats thousands of sick, injured and orphaned wild animals each year. The center at 8626 S.W. Citrus Blvd. in Palm City is hosting an open house from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Talk with wildlife ambassadors, enjoy guided trail tours, view demonstrations and witness the release back into the wild of a rehabilitated animal at approximately 3:30 p.m. Parking is very limited.
For more information, call 772-287-5272, visit the center’s Facebook page or go to Treasure Coast Wildlife Center home.

The inaugural Bacon Fest is 1 to 9 p.m. Saturday along 14th Avenue in downtown Vero Beach and includes live music, a kids corner, virtual reality gaming, a bacon-eating contest and a plethora of bacon-centric dishes. Purchase sample-sized portions from some of the area's finest restaurants serving bacon treats such as bacon mac and cheese, pork belly tacos, cupcakes and candied maple bacon cheesecake. Admission is $5. Kids younger than 5 get in for free. For more information, go to www.verobeachbaconfest.

The Twisted Tail Ribfest is noon to 8 p.m. Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. head to Riverside Park at 3001 Riverside Park Drive in Vero Beach.There will be live music, and barbecue from local and professional traveling pit masters will be served. Tasters can vote for the best ribs in Vero Beach. Admission and parking are free. The festival is a fundraiser for the Vero Beach Rotary Club. For more information, go to Twisted Tail Ribfest.
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does anyone read this and go to the events posted, or am I doing this for no real reason?
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We stopped in at the music festival. Parking is a nightmare down there!
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