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Old 11-17-2017, 11:43 AM
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The Stuart Seafood Festival is 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 7 p .m. Sunday at Memorial Park at 300 S.E. Ocean Blvd. Parking is free.
Admission is $8 if tickets are bought before 5 p.m. Friday or $10 at the gate. Kids ages 12 and younger get in free. Proceeds from the festival benefit the Rivers Coalition.
The festival features two days of fresh seafood, live music, nautical vendors, family rides and entertainment and a cornhole tournament. Each team must pay $50 in cash and register at the tournament tent between 11 a.m. and noon. The competition begins at 12:30 p.m. as teams play a few games to be ranked and place into an advanced or a social-skill level bracket. Both brackets are double elimination for teams. The winner of the advanced bracket gets $800 and the winner of the social bracket gets $200.
For more information, go to Stuart Seafood Festival | Fresh Seafood, Live Music, Nautical Vendors, Family Entertainment!.

The 30th annual Jensen Beach Pineapple Festival is 6 to 11 p.m. Friday, 2 to 11 p.m. Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday in the streets of downtown Jensen Beach.
The festival features carnival rides, concerts, live music from local and regional bands, juggling and unicycle shows, comedy magic shows, workshops for kids, presentations about the local history of pineapples and an
arts and crafts show. Plus, residents from Eleuthera in the Bahamas will have colorful Junkanoo parades and an authentic Bahamian market that showcases their island crafts and music.
Country music singer Walker Hayes plays at 8 p.m. Friday, and preferred concert seating is $30. His concert is followed by a fireworks show. Southern rock band Molly Hatchet plays at 8 p .m. Saturday, and preferred concert seating is $35. Daryl Magill & The Shakers, who bring high-energy entertainment, play two shows Sunday, one at 2:30 p.m. and another at 5 p.m.

Sophia Bollman, who said she was proud to represent Jensen Beach this year on TV singing competition “The Voice,” will perform as part of an acoustic electric trio called the Sophia Bollman Band at 7 p.m. Saturday before Molly Hatchet. Follow the singer on Facebook and Instagram at @SophiaBollman to meet her before the show. Admission is $15 on Friday and Saturday, and kids shorter than 42 inches tall get in free when accompanied by a ticket-holding adult. Admission is free Sunday, which is Family Day. Advanced tickets for $10 are available until Thursday at any Seacoast Bank location. A $20 wristband for rides Sunday will be available. For more information, go to 2012 Jensen Beach Pineapple Festival - November 2 - 4, 2012 - One of the Treasure Coast’s most popular festivals and musical events that celebrates the rich heritage of Jensen Beach.

The 10th annual Treasure Coast Beer Fest is 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday at Tradition Square in Port St. Lucie. This family friendly event with food trucks, face painting, games and live music is free to anyone who isn ’t sampling alcoholic beverages.
A general admission ticket, which is $35 at the beer fest or $30 in advance, includes a souvenir tasting cup and access to more than 300 different beers, meads and ciders, as well as the new addition this year of about 30 different wines. Proceeds are donated to local charities.
Ticket holders will be able to try American and international craft beers, as well as libations from Florida breweries and Treasure Coast favorites. The beer fest also features a home brew competition and a 1968 Volkswagen van converted into a functioning photo booth that pays tribute to old South Florida with vintage postcards and brochures. For more information, go to Beer Fest.

The 30th annual Garden Festival at Heathcote Botanical Gardens is 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at 2 10 Savannah Road in Fort Pierce. Admission is free. The festival features food vendors, activities for kids and, of course, a wide selection of plants, flowers, herbs, garden tools and supplies available for sale. For more information, go to www.heathcotebotanicalgardens.org/ 30th-annual-garden-festival.

The Vero Vino Wine & Food Festival is 4 to 6 p .m. Saturday at the Heritage Center at 2140 14th Ave. in Vero Beach. Tickets are $50 each and must be purchased online before the event. Sample a variety of wines with gourmet food pairings by local chefs while listening to live music by the Indian River Charter High School jazz ensemble. Three crafts beers from Walking Tree Brewery also will be available. The majority of proceeds will benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Indian River County. The rest will be used by the festival sponsor, Unity Center of Vero Beach, to host community events.
For more information, go to www.verovinofestival.com.

The 20th annual Festival of Trees from Riverside Theatre is 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at Riverside Theatre at 3250 Riverside Park Drive in Vero Beach. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 2 to 12 and free for children younger than 2 years old. Step into a world of glittering Christmas trees decorated to this year’s theme, Sugar & Spice. The f amily friendly event features trees, wreaths, Santa’s Village, holiday shopping, children’s activities, live entertainment, food and drinks, a community songfest and a synthetic ice skating rink for kids for an extra $3 fee. Family night is 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday with free pizza and giveaways for children. A gala preview party for $175 per ticket kicks off the festival from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday with heavy hors d’oeuvres, an open bar, the start of silent auction bidding on decorated trees and a Howl at the Moon dueling pianos music show.
Proceeds from the festival benefit the education and outreach programs of Riverside Children’s Theatre.
For more information, go to www.riversidetheatre.com/ festival-of-trees.

The 53rd annual St. Helen’s Harvest Festival is 5 to 11 p.m. Friday, noon to 11 p.m. Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday at Historic Dodgertown at 3901 26th St. in Vero Beach. The festival features 20 amusement rides for people of all ages, provided by Deggeller Attractions in Stuart for the 51st year, and more than 25 games and drawings. Plus, parishioners created crafts, such as knitted and crocheted baby items, blankets, holiday decorations, dolls and pillows, for at The Lady Bug Boutique. There's also lots of festival food, including the popular corn on the cob, steak sandwiches, chicken Parmesan, sausage and peppers, fried Oreos, Dip ‘N Dots ice cream and fried dough.
Admission and parking are free. Ride tickets are $1.25 each at the festival and $1 each in advance until 3 p.m. Thursday by buying them from students or calling 772-567-5457. Proceeds benefit St. Helen Catholic School. For more information, call 772-5625954 or go to www.facebook.com/ St-Helens-Harvest-Festival- 296699217009704.

The fifth annual Capt Hiram’s River Challenge Triathlon is 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Sunday at 1606 Indian River Drive in Sebastian.
The event features a sprint triathlon — a 500-meter swim in the lagoon, a 12mile bicycle ride and a 5K run — as well as educational kiosks, entertainment, food and drinks. Race registration is $100 for individuals and $200 for groups of two to three people.
The event’s goals are to raise awareness about the problems that face the Indian River Lagoon and to showcase Sebastian. Proceeds will benefit the Coastal Conservation Association, Environmental Learning Center and Ocean Research and Conservation Association organizations.
For more information, call 772-5894345 or go to Captain Hiram's Resort - Hotels in Sebastian FL - Capt Hirams.

The annual Steven Mauldin Memorial Youth Rodeo is Saturday at the Fellsmere Riding Club Arena at 13101 99th St. The exhibition begins at 11:30 a.m., and the show begins at 1 p.m. Admission is free. Many of the riders, who range in age from 4 to 18, know each other and compete regularly in area events. Following the final rodeo, the winners in the tots, junior and senior divisions of each category will be presented a decorative belt buckle. The rodeo is named in memory of Steven Mauldin, a rider from Okeechobee, who was killed in a traffic accident on Aug. 2, 2006. For more information, call 772-4730989 or go to Lets Rodeo - About

VERO BEACH — Three paintings by Highwaymen mentor A.E. Backus and 100 paintings by various Highwaymen will be auctioned to the highest bidders Sunday afternoon.
Among Highwaymen artists besides Hair and Newton represented in the auction are George Buckner, Mary Ann Carroll, James Gibson, Samuel Newton and Roy McClendon. The other paintings are owned by various people who consigned them for sale, he said. Rennick said the group of 103 paintings is close to the largest lot of 106 he has sold in one auction.
Art auction
What: Three paintings by A.E. Backus and 100 Highwaymen paintings.
When: 2 p.m. Sunday
Where: Rennick Real Estate & Auctions, 15 Royal Palm Pointe, Vero Beach
How to preview: Go to Rennick’s office from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Saturday, and from 11 a.m. Sunday until the auction, or view at A.E. Backus & Highwaymen Paintings Auction | Rennick Auctions.
How to bid: No deposit is required, but bidders must register with the auctioneer. A 10 percent buyer’s premium will be added to all successful bids. Payment may be made with cash, check or credit card.
Contact: 772-562-5015 for more information
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Old 11-17-2017, 02:54 PM
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COMING UP -- posting this early so you can get tickets

Home Town Boy - JAKE OWENS -Beach Town Music Festival - Dec 8 and 9 in VERO BEACH

Beach Town Music Festival - Home


AMERICAN COUNTRY LOVE SONG -- pay attention and you might see Vero Beach in here!!

With both single-day and two-day passes available, getting the most out of your musical experience has never been easier. Pick your night, or pick both, and secure your spot in the first annual Beach Town Music Festival. Slide into your flip-flops, grab your cowboy hat and settle in for some great tunes on the Treasure Coast.

FRIDAY Admission with Jake Owen is $69
SATURDAY Admission is $49
2-DAY Admission is $99
Special Beach Pit and VIP seating available
e-z pay available
Please click on the link above for all information

This Music Festival is in place of the one first scheduled for SEPT 18th of this year for the Hurricane Relief Fund with Governor Rick Scott, but because of the Hurricane it was canceled and rescheduled to this.

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Old 11-18-2017, 05:04 PM
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WELL... THE JENSEN BEACH PINEAPPLE FESTIVAL just sent me live video!!!!

trying to share with all of you!

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Old 11-29-2017, 08:39 AM
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WEEKEND OF DEC 1 to 3rd and more Lots of Holiday events!

29th Annual Sights & Sounds on Second Festival and Parade in Historic Downtown Fort Pierce.
The 2017 theme is “Magical Musical Christmas.”
The festival begins at 1 p.m. with entertainment by Club Pure. Santa arrives at 1:30 p.m.
Local youth dance groups will perform: True Crew Dance at 1:45 p.m., Mrs. P’s Dance & Acrobatic Studio at 2:30 p.m. and a dance performance by Borras Dance Company at 3:15 p.m.
The kid’s zone will include Santa, pony rides, face-painting, special characters and hands on children activities by local businesses. The Sunrise Jazz Combo will be play holiday tunes for your enjoyment and a performance by Starlight Dance. Local shops and restaurants will be open for shopping and dining, along with food vendors, arts and crafts, and the much anticipated Christmas parade at 4 p.m.

The Sights & Sounds Parade, sponsored by the Fort Pierce Sunrise Kiwanis, starts at Tickle Tummy Hill on Second Street. It will travel south to Orange Avenue; turn east on Orange and North on Indian River Drive concluding at the River Walk Center. Immediately following the parade will be the lighting of the Holiday Christmas Tree in the roundabout at Avenue A and Indian River Drive.
Then stay around for the The Holiday Lights Spectacular in Marina Square on Melody Lane.
The Holiday Lights Spectacular, presented by the City of Fort Pierce, is a light show of more than 100,000 lights synchronized to holiday music. The lights and music will run from 6 to 9 p.m. daily until Jan. 4.

Open House at LaPorte Farms: Stroll through LaPorte Farms' winter wonderland. More than 100,000 twinkling lights, a toasty-warm fireplace, beautiful photo opportunities, Santa accepting letters in his mailbox, Christmas movie under the stars, storytelling, hot apple cider, hot chocolate, fruit punch and cookies. 5:30-8 p.m. Dec. 1. LaPorte Farms, 7700 129th St., Sebastian.

Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots: Bring a new, unwrapped toy during regular business hours through Dec. 13 Edward Jones, 759 U.S. 1, Suite 215, Stuart.

Make Magical Memories: Experience the Simon Santa Photo Experience at Treasure Coast Square mall. Caring Santa, 10-11:30 a.m. Dec. 3; pet photos with Santa, 6:30-8 p.m. Dec. 10. Treasure Coast Square mall, 3174 N.W. U.S. 1, Jensen Beach. http://www.eventbrite.com/o/treasure...are-8576080255.

21st annual Singing Christmas Tree: Five singers in a beautiful Christmas tree of 50,000 colored lights, a 25-piece orchestra, a children's choir and a drama cast of 50. 7 p.m. through Dec. 3. Doors open at 6 p.m. Hobe Sound Ministries, 11295 Gomez Ave., Hobe Sound. 772-546-5696; Hobe Sound Singing Christmas Tree.

57th annual Christmas Parade: "I'll Be Home For Christmas" 7 p.m. Dec. 1. Along East Ocean Blvd., Stuart. Rain or shine.

Apollo School's Christmas Tree Lighting: Join friends and neighbors in welcoming the Christmas season with music and refreshments. 6-8 p.m. Dec. 1. Apollo School Foundation, 9141 S.E. Apollo St., Hobe Sound. 772-485-6070; Home.

Tykes & Teens 10th annual Festival of Trees and Lights: More than 70 decorated trees, wreaths and centerpieces will be on display. Admission is free, and raffle tickets are available for a chance to win your favorite tree or wreath. Ticketed events include Ladies' Night, a VIP cocktail party and a champagne tea. Free events include Family Day and Breakfast and Photos with Santa. Through Dec. 2 at Flagler Place in downtown Stuart. Go to www.tykesandteens.org or call 772-220-3439. All proceeds benefit Tykes & Teens mental health services for local children and adolescents. "Some put thousands of dollars into their trees." Tykes & Teens is a local organization that offers counseling and education to youth and their families dealing with mental health issues. Admission is free for the festival, open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. A series of events culminates with breakfast and photos with Santa from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday. For more information, go to www.tykesandteens.org.

Holiday decor up for auction at 10th annual Festival of Trees & Lights
Stuart Community Concert Band: "Holidays Around the World." 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Dec. 2. Blake Library, 2351 S.E. Monterey Road. snowywhitedoves@comcast.net.

Annual Pancake Breakfast with Santa, First United Methodist Church (Troop 823): Santa, breakfast, bake sale, silent auction, prize from fishing pond. 7-11 a.m. Dec. 2. First United Methodist Church, 1500 S. Kanner Highway, Stuart. All ages. $7; kids younger than 3 are free. 772-323-6100; Troop 823 Stuart.

Martin County United Way's White Doves Holiday Project: Toys for Tots will be accepting new, unwrapped toys through Dec. 15. Visit for drop off locations. White Doves Holiday Project | United Way of Martin County.

Holiday Classic: "It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play" by Joe Landry: Beloved American classic holiday show based on Frank Capra movie. 8 p.m. Dec. 2, Dec. 9, Dec. 15, Dec. 16; 3 p.m. Dec. 3, Dec. 17. A.C.T. Studio Theatre, Cedar Pointe Plaza, 2399 S.E. Ocean Blvd., Stuart, All. $25. Ticket: 772-932-8880; actstudiotheatre.com.

Santa & Mrs. Claus: Tykes & Teens Festival of Trees & Lights. 8:30-10:30 a.m. Dec. 2. Breakfast and photos with Santa. www.tykesandteens.org, www.facebook.com/TykesTeens

32nd Hobe Sound Christmas Parade: 1 p.m. Dec. 2. Bridge Road and Dixie Highway, Hobe Sound.

Ninth annual Rudolph’s Reindeer Dash 5K and Tot Trot: 7 a.m. Dec. 2 Sewall's Point Town Commons Park, S.E. Corner of Ocean Boulevard and Sewall's Point Road. Registration fee is $30. JLMC5Krunners@gmail.com. Register: www.jlmcflorida.org.

Christmas in the Caribbean: Treasure Coast Parrot Head Club members enjoy Christmas in the Carribean while collecting toys and raising funds for the Salvation Army Angel Tree program for children of the Treasure Coast. 1-5 p.m. Dec. 3. Conchy Joe's Restaurant, 3945 N.E. Indian River Drive, Jensen Beach. Treasure Coast Parrot Head Club.

Christmas Musical at the Apollo School: Holiday Musicale featuring Bach's Children Music School and Robert Swinton guitar students. Light refreshments will be served. 3-4 p.m. Dec. 3. Apollo School Foundation, 9141 S.E. Apollo St., Hobe Sound. 772-485-6070; Home.

Christ Child Society of Stuart 28th Christmas Luncheon: Entertainment by Opus Women Chorale. 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Dec. 4. Marina Sands Country Club, 6500 S.E. Mariner Sands Drive, Stuart. $60. Tickets: 772-283-6959.

Lights on the Lagoon, A Winter Wonderland: Coastal Center will be transformed into a winter wonderland every night with trees aglow and the center shining with holiday lighting. Nightly entertainment and decorated trees will set the mood for the holidays. 6-9 p.m. Thursday-Sunday, Dec. 7-30. Except Christmas Eve. Florida Oceanographic Coastal Center, 890 N.E. Ocean Blvd., Stuart. $15. http://www.floridaocean.org/p/296/li...he-lagoon-2017.

14th annual Santa Claus Open Golf tournament & Cocktail Party: 7:30 a.m. registration, Dec. 8. The Stuart Yacht & Country Club, 3883 S.E. Fairway E, Stuart. $50-$1000. Register: 772-283-6862; cbuckel@mentorbig.org.

Heathcote Garden of Lights 2017: A holiday experience that will delight visitors of all ages. The gardens are decorated in a multitude of lights in colorful seasonal and displays. Refreshments, music and a special appearance from Santa are also part of the holiday fun. 5:30-9 p.m. through Dec. 23. Heathcote Botanical Gardens, 210 Savannah Road, Fort Pierce.

2017 Garden of Lights celebration at Heathcote Botanical Gardens
Winter Wonderland Light Show: 7 p.m. Dec. 1-31. Port St. Lucie Community Center, 2195 S.E. Airoso Blvd., Port St. Lucie.

Star of Wonder: What was the mysterious star that guided the magi? Find out as we take the planetarium back in time more than 2,000 years to recreate the skies over Judea. Dec. 1-2 and Dec. 8-9. Indian River State College Hallstrom Planetarium, 3209 Virginia Ave., Fort Pierce. Tickets $5. Call the IRSC box office at 800-220-9915.

Christmas Bazaar: One stop shop for local crafts, Christmas decor, wood working, jewelry, food and surprises. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 2. St. Bernadette Catholic Church, 350 N.W. California Blvd., Port St. Lucie.

Port St. Lucie Festival of Lights & Tree Lighting Ceremony: 2-10 p.m. Dec. 2 at Civic Center. Includes a parade through Civic Center Place and tree lighting in Village Square.

Christmas Bazaar and Cookie Sale: Christmas bazaar featuring Christmas crafts, homemade baked goods and the best holiday cookies in town. Unique raffle items and baskets and delicious soups and sandwiches to eat in or take out. 8 a.m.-noon Dec. 2. First Congregational United Church of Christ of Fort Pierce, 3601 Kirby Loop Road, Fort Pierce. www.firstcongfp.org.

A Christmas bazaar featuring crafts, homemade baked goods and the best holiday cookies in town. will be 8 a.m.-noon Dec. 2 at First Congregational United Church of Christ of Fort Pierce, 3601 Kirby Loop Road.

Faiths Christmas Toy Drive and Pancake Breakfast for WPSL Toys Drive: Collecting toys and enjoying a community pancake breakfast. 8-10:30 a.m. Dec. 2. Faith Congregational Church, Corner of Savona and California boulevards, Port St Lucie.

Mia & the Jazzy Boys: Benefit the VIM/HANDS Clinic of St. Lucie County. 6 p.m. Dec. 2. The Fort Pierce Elks Lodge, 608 S. Fifth St., Fort Pierce. 772-462-5652; The Jewelia Project – A Fundraiser for HANDS of St Lucie Co.

Ninth annual Feast for Literacy, A Tropical Christmas: You can sip wine, listen to music, enjoy a full catered buffet dinner and shop for the holidays by bidding on gifts. A silent auction will offer themed baskets. 6:30-10 p.m. Dec. 2. Springhill Suites Marriott, 2000 N.W. Courtyard Circle, Port St. Lucie. $65. Learn to Read.

The Wonder of Christmas: Christian illusionist performs a free show. 5 and 7 p.m. Dec. 2. Sunlight Community Church, 477 S.W. Cashmere Blvd., Port St. Lucie. All Ages. 772-879-6326; Sunlight Community Church, a contemporary church in Port St. Lucie, FL.

A Magical, Musical Christmas: Sights & Sounds Christmas Children's Festival & Parade. Main Street Fort Pierce will host its 29th annual Sights & Sounds on Second Festival & Parade. 4-6 p.m. Dec. 3. Parade begins at Tickle Tummy Hill and travels south on Second Street to Orange Avenue, turns east on Orange Avenue to Indian River Drive, turns back north on Indian River Drive go through the roundabout, and follow Indian River Drive north to the Community Center. 772-466-3880.

Christmas Tree and Wreath Auction: An evening of holiday fun with beer, wine tasting and hors d'oeuvres. 5-7 p.m. Dec. 6. Abbiejean Russell Care Center, 700 S. 29th St., Fort Pierce. Funds raised will go to United Against Poverty to support our local UP Center. 772-465-7560.

Wine Down Wednesday, Joy Tree: 6-8 p.m. Dec. 6. Hop Life Brewing Company, 679 N.W. Enterprise Drive, No. 101, Port St. Lucie. Ages: 12 and older. $45 includes all supplies and instructions.

International Children’s Choir Sings at Parkview: A message of hope shared in song, dance and multimedia. 6:30 p.m. Dec. 6. Parkview Baptist Church, 403 Hayes Road, Fort Pierce. All ages. 772-461-4245; Parkview Fort Pierce - Parkview Baptist Church.

Sunset Holiday Lights Canoe Trip: 5-6 p.m. Dec. 1. Environmental Learning Center, 255 Live Oak Drive, Vero Beach. 8 years old and older. $15/$7. Register: 772-589-5050; Environmental Learning Center - Welcome. Sunset canoe trips at the Environmental Learning Center in Wabasso are a different way to see holiday lights on the Treasure Coast.

Sebastian River High School Prism Concert: Sebastian River High music department's largest fundraising event of the year. The two-hour concert showcases the talents of the concert bands, jazz band, the flag and dance Line and the SRHS choral program. 7 p.m. Nov. 30 and Dec. 1; 2 and 7 p.m. Dec. 2; 2 p.m. Dec. 3. Sebastian River High School Performing Arts Center, 9001 Shark Blvd., Vero Beach. prism@srhsband.com; 772-564-4387.

Coats for Kids and Adults: Winter coats, jackets and sweaters for children and adults. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 1-Jan. 6. 1623 N. Central Ave., Sebastian; 916 17th St., Vero Beach. 772-589-1000; richelle@sfh.us.

Light Up Night: Kick off the holidays with the Sebastian River Area Chamber of Commerce and participating businesses. There will be food, prizes, giveaways, holiday cheer and more. 5:30-8 p.m. Dec. 1. A map of participating businesses will be available Dec. 1 in the afternoon. 772-589-5969.

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more more more Holiday Events

2017 Martin County Christmas Boat Parade: The parade will begin in front of Wahoos at 6 p.m. and end at the Twisted Tuna around 7:45 p.m. Dec. 9, where winners will be announced. 561-692-7599

Treasure Coast Puerto Rican Day Parade
: Dec. 9. Port St. Lucie Civic Center, 9221 S.E. Civic Center Place, Port St. Lucie. 772-626-1198; tcprdayparade@gmail.com;

Community Chanukah Celebration/Menorah Lighting Ceremony: For the first time, the celebration will feature a DRONE Chanukah Gelt Drop and make your own dreidel fidget spinner, dreidel mascot. It also will feature a bounce house, face painting, activities and games, latkes, doughnuts, Kosher Israeli falafel, hot dogs, raffle. 3 p.m. Dec 17. Memorial Park 300 S.E. Ocean Blvd., Stuart.

Holiday Open House and celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Stuart Heritage Museum: Special tours of all three levels of the museum will be offered as well as refreshments. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 9. Flagler Place, 201 S.W. Flagler Ave., Stuart.

Holiday Snow Angels Paint Party: Learn how to create these snow angels on 16-by-16 wood. Bring your friends and your favorite bottle of wine. 6-8 p.m. Dec. 7. Notions & Potions candles and more, 116 N. Second St., Fort Pierce. $45 includes all supplies and instructions. 772-240-5645.

the Port St. Lucie Christmas House to visitors for years. The house is filled from top to bottom with holiday decorations. The Port St. Lucie Christmas House: Presented by JW Salveson and Jerome Sangalli, featuring more than 70 decorated themed Christmas trees inside their private home. Santa Claus every night, nightly entertainment with more than 75,000 lights and decorations. This community event benefits The Children of CASTLE. For each person touring the home, bring a new, unwrapped toy valued at $10 or more. 6-9 p.m. Dec. 8-17. 716 S.E. Walters Terrace, Port St. Lucie. Raffle ticket, which also is a ticket into the home, to win a seven-night Royal Caribbean cruise vacation for two. Raffle proceeds benefit Dogs and Cats Forever, St Lucie County's only no-kill animal shelter and The Port St Lucie Christmas House. Tickets can be purchased at the Dogs and Cats Forever Thrift Store or animal shelter or by credit card, by calling 772-340-1600. For more information, call 772-353-5517.

Third annual Downtown Toy-Drive Block Party: Suncoast Mental Health Center, Legit Cuts Barbershop and Sailfish Brewing Company are partnering to host the third annual Downtown Toy-Drive Block Party to benefit St. Lucie County children. The event will include interactive children’s activities, food vendors, live entertainment and performances by children here in our local community. Noon Dec. 9. Historic Downtown, 206 N. Second St., Fort Pierce.

Holidays around the World: Bring your mittens to play in the (man-made) snow and compete in a snowball challenge that also features holiday music, Santa Claus, crafts, games and milk and cookies. 4:30-8 p.m. Dec. 15. Children’s Museum at 1707 N.E. Indian River Drive, Jensen Beach. Admission is $5 per person. Members get in free and have VIP access starting at 4 p.m. 772-225-7575; www.childrensmusumtc.org.

Holiday Concert at IRSC: 7 p.m. Dec. 8 and 2 p.m. Dec. 9-10. McAlpin Fine Arts Center, 3209 Virginia Ave., Fort Pierce. All ages. $15. Tickets: 772-462-4750; Shows at IRSC - McAlpin Fine Arts Theatre.

Virginia College’s second annual Holiday Fest with Santa: Family-friendly activities and holiday cheer, including photos with Santa and writing thank you notes for military troops in partnership with Operation Gratitude. The event will feature refreshments, a tacky sweater contest, crafts, giveaways and more. Attendees 18 and older can enter to win prizes such as Amazon gift cards.11 a.m.-1 p.m. Dec. 9. Virginia College, 2810 S. U.S. 1, Fort Pierce.

2017 St. Lucie County Christmas Boat Parade: The parade will begin at Taylor's Creek near Harbortown Marina at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 9 and will end at the Fort Pierce City Marina and Tiki Restaurant. 772-692-7599

Planetarium Live Holiday Concert: “Yuletides” electronic keyboard artist Jonn Serrie plays beautiful songs of the holiday in this concert under the planetarium stars and special effects. Dec. 9. Indian River State College Hallstrom Planetarium, 3209 Virginia Ave., Fort Pierce. Tickets $5. Call the IRSC box office at 800-220-9915.

Community's Puppets present "Follow the Star": 6:30 p.m. Dec. 9. Community United Methodist Church, 3114 Okeechobee Road, Fort Pierce. 772-461-2499.

Treasure Coast Model Railroad 2017 Holiday Open House: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 23. 7-9 p.m. Dec. 26; and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 30. Treasure Coast Model Railroad, 273 S.W. Becker Road, Port St. Lucie. 772-621-9636; Home.

Holiday Photo Day: 10 a.m.-3:45 p.m. Dec. 2. McKee Botanical Garden, 350 U.S. 1, Vero Beach. $100. Schedule an appointment with Phil Reid Photography, 772-559-5449; phil@philreid.com.

Wintergreen Night Lights: Our Holiday Card to our community is WinterGreen Night Lights, a beautiful evening of holiday lights, live music from musical groups, holiday nature crafts, photos with tropical Santa and canoeing in the lagoon under mangrove tunnels of holiday lights. First United Methodist Church Bell Choir will perform. 4-8 p.m. Dec. 2. Environmental Learning Center, 255 Live Oak Drive, Vero Beach. 772-589-5050; Environmental Learning Center - Welcome.

Sebastian annual Christmas Parade: Parade will begin at Main Street, travel south on Indian River Drive to Riverview Park and deliver Santa to his beautifully decorated house, where the city Christmas tree will be lit and children can visit Santa and share their holiday wishes. 6-7 p.m. Dec. 2. 772-589-5969.

The annual Vero Beach Christmas Parade
Annual Christmas Parade: Come get a heaping dose of holiday spirit as Santa and his companions light up Ocean Drive. There will be a Candy Kane Run before the start of the parade. 5-9 p.m. Dec. 2. Ocean Drive, Vero Beach.

Christmas Road Trip: An original performing arts holiday production combines dance routines, aerial acts, gymnastics and acrobatics into the holiday-themed storyline. More than 200 performers, ages 3 to 21 will participate in Christmas Road Trip. 2 and 6 p.m. Dec. 3. Vero Beach High School Performing Arts Center, 1707 16th St. Vero Beach. $7-$8. Tickets: 567-2144; City of Vero Beach *.

2017 Holiday Teddy Bear Drive: The Shipmates of the Vero Beach Yacht Club will kick off the Indian River Medical Center Emergency Department collecting bears from the community Dec. 4-29. Donations can be dropped off at the club house, 3601 Rio Vista Blvd. (next to the City Marina) from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. 772-231-2211; www.verobeachyachtclub.com.

Light of Hope Community Candlelight Remembrance: Residents honor the memory of their loved ones in a special way. This family-oriented event includes an inspiring speaker, a unique and entertaining performance, a dessert reception and more. 6 p.m. Dec. 5. Cox-Gifford Seawinds Funeral Home Chapel, 1950 20th South, Vero Beach. Register: www.coxgiffordseawinds.com/light-of-hope.html; 772-562-2365.

Journey to Bethlehem Live Nativity: 6-8 p.m. Dec. 9-10. Redeemer Lutheran Church & School, 2450 S.E. Ocean Blvd., Stuart. Redeemer Lutheran Church and School - Stuart, Florida or 772-286-0932.

"A Christmas Story, The Musical": A Riverside Theatre for Kids Musical. 7 p.m. Dec. 8 and Dec. 15; 2 p.m. Dec. 9 and Dec. 16; 5:30 p.m. Dec. 9 and Dec. 16. Riverside Theatre, 3250 Riverside Park Drive, Vero Beach. $10. Ticket: 772-231-6990; www.riversidetheatre.com..

Run Run, Santa 1 Mile: The inaugural Vero Beach race is limited to 500 Santa participants on Christmas Eve. The race features a feast, festive 1-mile course that's perfect for everyone from elite runners to families looking to celebrate the holidays together. Race it, run it, walk it. 7:30-9 a.m. Dec. 24. Pocahantas Park, 21st St, Vero Beach. Run Run Santa: A one mile race in Viera like no other.

South Fork High School Band seventh annual Prism Holiday Concert: Performances by the Symphonic Band, concert band, ensembles, duets, solos and dynamics. 7 p.m. Dec. 8. 10000 S.W. Bulldog Way, Stuart. Tickets: 561-262-8032.

Martin County Model Railroaders Annual Open House: Christmas trains, operating layouts for all gauges, nano train. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 9. Martin County Fairgrounds, 2616 S.E. Dixie Highway, Stuart. 772-692-9017; Martin County Model RailRoaders.

Indiantown Christmas Parade: 5:30 p.m. Dec. 9. Line up at Family Worship Center, 15285 S.W. Indian Mound Drive, Indiantown. 772-597-2184.

Handel's Messiah: The Sanctuary Choir of North Stuart Baptist Church will present its annual Christmas celebration. The concerts will be accompanied by an orchestra and will feature guest soloists. The Messiah concerts are our gift to the community and are free to attend. An offering will be taken during the intermission. 7 p.m. Dec. 9. North Stuart Baptist Church, 1950 N.W. U.S. 1, Stuart.

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Old 11-29-2017, 09:48 AM
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WOW! That is a lot of activities!
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no kidding!! Took me a while to try to get them all straight! LOL or is that HO HO HO!!
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Old 11-29-2017, 10:27 AM
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no kidding!! Took me a while to try to get them all straight! LOL or is that HO HO HO!!
Bwahahahahaha! Good one!
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Summer Crush Vineyard & Winery--- 3 DIFFERENT EVENTS
Caribbean Christmas Party
From 6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 16, Jimmy Buffett tribute band The Caribbean Chillers will entertain party-goers at this Florida-inspired gathering.
Over the years, this event has turned into a special tradition, not just for singles and couples, but also for businesses that make the event their company Christmas party. Themed food by Polito Catering and Vickie’s Seafood will be available but is not included in the ticket price. The winery’s award-winning handcrafted wines also will be available, as well as micro beers, wine slushees, wine cocktails, sodas and juices. This year, Islamorada Brewery will have a have tasting tent.
Early advance general admission tickets are $7.50 through Friday, $8.50 through Dec. 15 and $10 the day of the event.

DEC 20 The Fort Pierce Jazz and Blues Society will play classic Christmas favorites again this year with its “Ring-ADing- Ding-Big-Band-Swing-Holiday Fling” from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Dec. 20. For more information and tickets, call 772460 JAZZ (5299) or go to www.jazzsociety.org.

New Year’s Eve Bash
The “Big Ben Beatles New Year’s Bash” is 4 to 7:30 p.m. Dec. 31. The event will not only celebrate the Beatles, with music by “Beatle Guys Band,” but celebrate British New Year’s Eve traditions with a United Kingdom menu by Polito Catering and ringing of the winery’s Big Ben Bell at 7 p.m. our time, which is midnight in London. The winery even has its own Big Ben clock for the occasion. Ticket prices include admission, buffet,one drink ticket per person and one complimentary glass of champagne for toasting the New Year. Tickets for this event will be limited. For more information, go to www.summercrushwine.com or call 772-460-0500.
(I've seen the Band and if you enjoy the Beatles...they ARE good!)

National Touring Company of 'A Charlie Brown Christmas, Live on Stage': 7 p.m. Dec. 21. Sunrise Theatre, 117 S. Second St., Fort Pierce. Tickets: $45, $35 and $20. 772-461-4775; Sunrise Theater Fort Pierce - Official Site.

A classic car show is 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday DEC 2 at B&A Flea Market 2885 S.E. Federal Highway in Stuart. In addition to antique cars, the show also features shopping, food, cash prizes and oldies music. For more information, call 772-288-4915.

The “Cars of Our Lives” show from the Treasure Coast Vintage Car Club is 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday DEC 2 at Tradition Square in Port St. Lucie with awards at 2 p.m., as well as food and live entertainment. Part of the proceeds will benefit Operation 300. For more information, go to tcvcc.com.

The two-year anniversary party of Side Door Brewing Company, the first brewery in Port St. Lucie, is 3 p.m. to midnight Saturday DEC 2 at 1419 S.E. Village Green Drive.Part of the parking lot will be blocked off for the party that features a special beer release, food trucks, live music, raffles, prizes and other breweries pouring their beers. For more information, go to www.facebook.com/events/314698375672229.

The 25th annual Star of Wonder holiday shows are at 6 and 7:30 p.m. Fridays and 1 and 2:30 p.m. Saturdays this weekend and next weekend at Indian River State College’s Hallstrom Planetarium at 3209 Virginia Ave. in Fort Pierce. Tickets are $5 each. Join the search for the star that might have guided the Magi to Bethlehem more than 2,000 years ago, and find out how an astronomer might explain this great mystery. A Yuletides concert featuring holiday songs under the planetarium stars choreographed to live electronic music is at 4 and 7 p.m. Dec. 9. Tickets are $12 each.For more information, call 772-462-4750 or go to Indian River State College.

The Comedy Zone Experience’s Holiday Nights from the Indian River State College's chapter of Association of Florida Colleges is 7:30 p.m. Friday at Riverside Theatre at 3250 Riverside Park Drive in Vero Beach. Tickets are $12-$18 each. Live music begins at 6:30 p.m., followed by two comedians. Plus, there are full bars, food and desserts for sale. Attendees must be ages 18 and older. If you can’t make that performance, other shows, described as wild and hilarious, are at 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays this weekend and next weekend.
For more information, go to tickets.riversidetheatre.com.

DON'T FORGET THE BEACH TOWN MUSIC FESTIVAL IN VERO BEACH...~ Just scroll back a few posts for all the information!

I think you have plenty of things to do ~ Don't forget the Christmas Parades!!
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Something for the FISHING / BOATING PEOPLE

BOATING Courses coming soon
The Vero Beach Power Squadron, one of several organizations on the Treasure Coast providing instructional training for boating safely, released its course schedule dates for 2018. The squadron will host six classes for America's Boating Course, which enables all who successfully complete it to obtain a Florida Boating Safety Education ID card and may save money on boat insurance premiums.
Any boater born after Jan. 1, 1988, is required to complete a safe boating course to be eligible to operate a powerboat with more than 10 horsepower.
Boaters who take the course will learn rules of the road, basic navigation,
chart reading, weather tips, safe handling instruction and Course dates are Jan. 13, March 10, May 19, July 14, Sept. 15 and Nov. 10 .
Cost for the class is $40. Courses are eight hours long and take place at squadron headquarters located at 301 Acacia Road in MacWilliam Park in Vero Beach. For more information, contact Doug Jacoby at 772-207-0945, email edu@v erobeachpowersquadron. com or register at VeroBeachPowerSquadron.com.

Dec. 10: Stuart Sailfish Club Light Tackle Tournament, 64th annual, Hutchinson Island Marriott Marina, Stuart. Information: stuartsailfishclub.com

Dec. 14-17: Fish Heads of Stuart Invitational, fifth annual, Sailfish Marina, Port Salerno. Information: 772-220-6008.

Dec. 15-Feb. 1: Snook season on Atlantic Coast closes.

Jan. 9-13: Pelican Yacht Club Billfish Tournament, 38th annual, Pelican Yacht Club, Fort Pierce. Information: pelicanyachtclub.com

Treasure Coast Invitational Championship - Dec./Jan.
Immediately following "Fish Heads Sailfish Invitational", the first weekend in December, is the Pirate's Cove Resort and Marina's "Sailfish Classic". The 3-day tournament draws anglers from around the world who have come to Martin County to fish the Sailfish Classic. This is the first leg of the Treasure Coast Championship. The 2nd leg of the TCC is the Stuart Sailfish Club's annual Light Tackle Invitational which is a 4-day tournament the 2nd weekend of December. The 3rd leg of the TCC is the Pelican Yacht Club Invitational Billfish Tournament, hosted by the Pelican Yacht Club in Ft. Pierce is a 4-day tournament held early January. Championship fishing is not required to participate in the individual tournaments.
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