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St. Lucie County Community Calendar, updated May 18

May 18, 2014

Treasure Coast Newspapers, Stuart, Fla.

May 18--CARL IKEN CAMPAIGN KICKOFF -- Candidate for PSL City Council, District 1. 6-9 p.m.May 28. Shindig Irish Restaurant, 464 S.W. Port St. Lucie Blvd., Port St. Lucie. Age 18+. 772-812-8606; IkenDoItPSL@aol.com.

World Ocean Day Celebration: 11 a.m.-3 p.m.June 7. Smithsonian Marine Ecosystems Exhibit at St. Lucie Aquarium, 420 Seaway Drive, Fort Pierce. $3-$4. 772-465-3271; www.sms.si.edu/smee/.

Green Industries Information Session: Information on golf course operations, aquaculture, agriculture and landscape and horticulture technology. 6 p.m.May 20. Indian River State College Pruitt Campus, 500 N.W. California Blvd., Port St. Lucie. 1-866-866-4722; www.irsc.edu.

Nighttime Turtle Walk: Guided turtle walk. 8-11 p.m.June 21. Harbor Branch Oceanographic, 5600 U.S. 1 North, Fort Pierce. Ages: 9+. Donation. Reservation: 772-242-2559; cwillso1@fau.edu.

The Science of Tracking Little Loggerhead Turtles on the High Seas: Lecture. 7 p.m.June 18. Harbor Branch Oceanographic, 5600 U.S. 1 North, Fort Pierce. Ages: 9+. 772-242-2506; jsunder2@fau.edu.

SUNDAY'S SPECIAL EVENTS

Hibiscus House "Strike Out Child Abuse" Fundraiser: 1-3 p.m.St. Lucie Lanes, 6759 S. U.S. 1, Port St. Lucie. $25-$100; 772-340-5750, ext. 427; www.hibiscuschildrenscenter.org.

Camping & Outdoors Seminar: Seminars 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; giveaways 1-5 p.m., food demos. Bass Pro Shops, 2250 Gatlin Blvd., Port St Lucie. 772-785-7600.

SUNDAY'S RECURRING EVENTS

Exercise/Health

Dharma Yoga: 8:30 a.m. Garden Club Center, 911 Park Way, Fort Pierce. 305-778-6117; yogarocks6@gmail.com.

Hapkido Karate: 1 p.m. River Walk Center, 600 N. Indian River Drive, Fort Pierce. 772-285-4063.

MEALS

Sunday Breakfast: 9 a.m.-noon. AMVETS Post 15, 2024 S. U.S. 1, Fort Pierce. $6. 772-464-7751.

Sunday Breakfast: 8-11:30 a.m. Knights of Columbus 7514, 451 S.W. Ravenswood Lane, Port St. Lucie. $3-$6. 772-878-7514.

NATURE

Alligator Jungle Eco-Cruise: With Capt. Dana and Deena Wade. 1 p.m.RiverPark Marina, 500 E. Prima Visa Blvd., Port St. Lucie. Reservation: $15-$21.60. 772-489-8344; riverlillycruises.com.

St. Lucie River Princess: 10:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m.Rivergate at Veterans Park, 2200 S.E. Veteran's Memorial Parkway, Port St Lucie$14-$20. Reservation: 772-342-2450; stlucierivercruise.

OTHER

Tradition Green Market: Local farmers, bakers, crafters and artists. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. The Landing at Tradition, 10824 S.W. Village Parkway, Port St. Lucie. 772-359-1462; www.shopattraditions.com.

MONDAY'S SPECIAL EVENTS

National Boating Safety Week: Ask the Expert U.S. Coast Guard mobile training facility. 9 a.m.-7 p.m.Bass Pro Shops, 2250 Gatlin Blvd., Port St. Lucie.

MONDAY'S RECURRING EVENTS

DANCE

Ballroom Dance Class: Basic patterns/techniques. 7-8:30 p.m. Community Center, 2195 S.E. Airoso Blvd., Port St. Lucie. Age 15+. $12-$30. 772-340-2894; jpgo731@aol.com.

Line Dancing: 6 p.m. River Walk Center, 600 N. Indian River Drive, Fort Pierce. $5. 772-403-3003.

EXERCISE/health

Dharma Yoga: 5:30 p.m. Garden Club Center, 911 Park Way, Fort Pierce. 305-778-6117; yogarocks6@gmail.com.

Fencing Classes: 7-8:30 p.m.Treasure Coast Fencing Academy, Crowne Plaza, 8649 S. U.S. 1, Port St. Lucie. Age 13+. Free first lesson. Register: 772-618-3099; kenfencer@gmail.com.

Jazzercise: 10-11 a.m. River Walk Center, 600 N. Indian River Drive, Fort Pierce. Ages: 16+. 772-489-1198; jazzwithsandi@aol.com.

LaSala's Dojo/Karate for Christ: 6:30 p.m.Truth Church, 3891 Edwards Road, Fort Pierce. $3. 772-332-0101; lasalasdojo.com.

Music & Dance Class: Movement class for people with Parkinson's disease & other disorders. 10:30 a.m.Holy Family Church, 2330 S.E. Mariposa Ave., Port St. Lucie. $5 donation. 772-905-8156; joettestrings.com/dance.html.

Slimnastics: 10 a.m. River Walk Center, 600 N. Indian River Drive, Fort Pierce. $10 mo. 772-489-6473; ftpcc@city-ftpierce.com.

Zumba: 7-8 p.m.Lakewood Park Community Center, 7508 Jennings Way, Fort Pierce. $5. 772-633-5467; joynzumba@yahoo.com.

Zumba: 4:30-5:30 p.m. River Walk Center, 600 N. Indian River Drive, Fort Pierce. 772-971-7921; fl_sweetness75@yahoo.com.

Zumba Gold: 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. River Walk Center, 600 N. Indian River Drive, Fort Pierce. $8-$29. 772-971-7921; cgomez.zumba.com.

GAMES

Bingo: 6:30 p.m.; doors open 5:30 p.m.Temple Beth El Israel, 551 S.W. Bethany Drive, Port St Lucie. Age 18+. $8-$10. 772-336-2424.

Bingo-Italian Night: Food served 5-6:45 p.m.7 p.m.West St. Lucie Elks 2823, 343 Prima Vista Blvd., Port St. Lucie. Age 18+. $20, benefits Elks charities. 772-873-8192; elks2823@comcast.net.

Bridge: ACBL sanctioned game. 12:30 p.m.Temple Beth El Israel, Bethany Blvd, Port St. Lucie West. $6. 772-468-8780; ediewayne@comcast.net.

Bridge & Other Games: Noon. Fort Pierce Woman's Club, 2408 South 29th St., Fort Pierce. $3. 772-332-5288.

PSL Sunset Rotary Children'sCharity Poker: 20% of proceeds benefits children's organizations throughout PSL. 7:30 p.m.Midtown Grill, Days Inn Fort Pierce Midtown, 3224 S. U.S. 1, Fort Pierce. $20 buy in, $5 dealer tip. 772-465-7005.

Social Bridge: 1-4 p.m. Community Center, 2195 S.E. Airoso, Port St. Lucie. $2. 772-332-8200; kbest772@yahoo.com.

NATURE

Alligator Jungle Eco-Cruise: With Capt. Dana and Deena Wade. 1 p.m.RiverPark Marina, 500 E. Prima Visa Blvd., Port St. Lucie. Reservation: $15-$21.60. 772-489-8344; riverlillycruises.com.

St. Lucie River Princess: 10:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m.Rivergate at Veterans Park, 2200 S.E. Veteran's Memorial Parkway, Port St. Lucie$14-$20. Reservation: 772-342-2450; stlucierivercruise.

OTHER

Gardening Advice: SLC Master Gardeners. 9 a.m.-noon. SLC UF/IFAS Extension Office, 8400 Picos Road, Ste. 1010, Fort Pierce. 772-462-1660; stlucie.ifas.ufl.edu.

Yarns 4 Fun: Knitters, crocheters get together to share knowledge and promote friendship. 2-4 p.m.Panera's St. Lucie West, 1707 N.W. St. Lucie West Blvd., Port St. Lucie. 772-785-5424; bperez246@gmail.com.

LOOKING AHEAD

Florida Master Naturalist Program: Topic, "Wildlife Monitoring." 6:30-9:30 p.m.May 20. Oxbow Eco-Center, 5400 N.E. St. James Drive, Port St. Lucie. $150. Register: 772-583-7833; conference.ifas.ufl.edu/fmnp/M14-04.htm.

DivorceCare: Help recovering from separation/divorce. 7 p.m.May 20, 27, June 3, 17. Morningside Church, 2180 S.E. Morningside Blvd, Port St Lucie. Adults. $15. RSVP: 772-873-8057; www.morningsidechurch.com.

Secrets of Modern Parenting: Children's Services Council parenting workshop. 5:30-8:30 p.m.May 20, May 27, June 3, June 10. Garden City Title 1 Parent Resource Center, 2102 Avenue "Q," Fort Pierce. RSVP: 772-429-4630; sarita.ricks@stlucieschools.org.

Library App Workshop: Demonstration on how to use library apps. 3:30 p.m.May 21. Fort Pierce Library, 101 Melody Lane, Fort Pierce. 772-462-1615; library.stlucieco.gov.

Current Events Discussion Group: 1:30-3 p.m.May 21. Morningside Library, 2410 S.E. Morningside Library, Port St. Lucie. 772-337-5632; library.stlucieco.gov.

Lawnwood Trauma Survivors Celebration: 3-5 p.m.May 21. Lawnwood Regional Medical Center, 1700 S. 23rd St., Fort Pierce. Register: 800-382-3522.

One Day To Give! Food Drive: Sponsored by Sarah's Kitchen; Mustard Seed Ministries; The Van Duzer Foundation and One Blood Non-Profit Organizations. 9 a.m.-6 p.m.May 21. Big Apple Pizza, 2311 S. 35th St., Fort Pierce. 772-528-3467.

COSA Connects: Title 1 discussion. 8 a.m.May 21. Harbor Place, 3700 S.E. Jennings Road, Port St. Lucie. amock@cscslc.org.

Shark Tank: 5:30 p.m.May 22. Indian River State College Brown Center For Innovation and Entrepreneurship, 3209 Virginia Ave., Fort Pierce. $10. Tickets: www.irscbiz.com; 772-462-7087 tkindred@irsc.edu.

Treasure Coast Fearless Caregiver Conference: All day educational event for caregivers. 8 a.m.May 22. Kane Center, 900 E. Salerno Road, Stuart. Register: 954-362-8126; FearlessCaregiver.com.

The Conservation Alliance of St Lucie County: Shari Anker, president of Conservation Alliance of St. Lucie County. 6:30 p.m.May 22. S.A.F.E., 2400 Rhode Island Ave., Fort Pierce. www.conservationallianceslc.org.

Teen Cutting and Coping With Pain: Seminar by Dr. Stephanie Larsen. 1:30-3:30 p.m.May 23. Childrens Services Council -- SLC, 546 N.W. University Blvd, Suite 201, Port St. Lucie. 772-359-2824; gfnf4kids.org.

Friday Matinee: "Lady in a Cage" (1964) featuring Olivia de Havilland and James Caan. NR. 2 p.m.May 23. FP Library, 101 Melody Lane, Fort Pierce. 772-462-2787; library.stlucieco.gov.

"Back to the Beach" (1987) featuring Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello. PG. 2 p.m.May 30.

Open-Air Puppet Show: 10 a.m.May 24. Fort Pierce Library, 101 Melody Lane, Fort Pierce. 772-462-2812; library.stlucieco.gov.

Treasure Coast History Series: Led by IRSC Professor Ronald Frazer; World War II and the Treasure Coast. 10:30 a.m.May 24. Morningside Library, 2410 S.E. Morningside Blvd., Port St. Lucie. 772-337-5632; library.stlucieco.gov.

Botanical Gardens Kids Event: Ladybugs: Kids learn about ladybugs. 11 a.m.-noon, May 24. Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens, 2410 S.E. Westmoreland Blvd., Port St. Lucie. Ages: 5-12. Register: 772-337-1959; www.cityofpsl.com.

Kids Seminars: Water & camping seminars, BB gun range, scavenger hunt, metal detector hunt, crafts, photos. 11 a.m.May 24. Also: Blood drive 10 a.m.-5 p.m.Bass Pro Shops, 2250 Gatlin Blvd, Port St Lucie. 772-785-7600.

Kid Space Shows: 11 a.m.May 24, June 7. Hallstrom Planetarium, IRSC, 3209 Virginia Ave., Fort Pierce. 1-800-220-9915; www.irsc.edu.

Memorial Day Celebration: Port St. Lucie Community Band. 10 a.m.May 27. Veterans Memorial Park, 2100 S.W. Veterans Memorial Parkway, Port St. Lucie. www.cityofpsl.com.

Memorial Day Ceremony/Picnic: Flag-raising, wreath-laying. 1 p.m.May 26. Sons of Italy Lodge, 765 S.W. Dalton Circle, Port St. Lucie. $12. 772-344-9387; sonsofitalypsl.com.

Memorial Day Remembrance Ceremony: Tribute to all five military branches, a bagpiper, color guard, a cane ceremony and wreath laying; speakers Rear Admiral Ed Winters (Ret.) & SLC Commission Chair Frannie Hutchinson. 10 a.m.May 26. National Navy SEAL Museum, 3300 N. S.R. A1A, Fort Pierce, 772-595-5845; www.NavySEALmuseum.com.

Knights of ColumbusMemorial Day Picnic: 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m.May 26. Knights of Columbus 7514 Hall, 451 S.W. Ravenswood Lane, Port St Lucie. $8. Ticket: 772-336-6081.

Fort Pierce Jazz & Blues Scholarship Award Night: 7-10 p.m.May 27. Black Box Theater, 117 S. 2nd St., Fort Pierce. $5-$6. 772-460-5299; www.jazzsociety.org.

Healthy Living Program: Designed to educate adults about health, nutrition. 11 a.m.May 27. Zora Neale Hurston Library, 3008 Avenue D, Fort Pierce. Adults. 772-462-2154; library.stlucieco.gov.

Father & Child Connection: Topic: Fathering Without Violence or Fear. 6 p.m.May 27. Fort Pierce Library, 101 Melody Lane, Fort Pierce. 772-579-3419; mailto:seibenicke01@elcslc.org.

Medicare Part D Workshop: Offered by the Florida Department of Elder Affairs'SHINE. 1 p.m.May 29. Fort Pierce Library, 101 Melody Lane, Fort Pierce. 772-462-2199; www./ibrary.stlucieco.gov.

Adoption Orientation: 5:15-6 p.m.May 29. Early Learning Coalition of St. Lucie County, 804 S. 6th St., Fort Pierce. Age: 18+. Register: 772-429-2001; www.chsfl.org.

HBOI Foundation: Finance committee meeting. 10:30 a.m.May 30. Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute, 5600 U.S. 1 North, Fort Pierce. Register: 772-466-9876; hboifoundation.org.

Night of Bingo, Dinner & Raffles: Fundraiser supports work of Treasure Coast Advocates for Seniors. 5 p.m.May 31. Sons of Italy, 765 S.W. Dalton Circle, Port St. Lucie. $35-$60. RSVP: 772-579-0922.

Treasure Coast Offshore Classic Fishing Tournament: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.May 31. Fort Pierce City Marina, 1 Avenue A, Fort Pierce. $175 per boat (4 anglers). Register: 772-633-4611; www.tcoffshoreclassic.com. Benefits the VBHS Boy Lacrosse Team. Prize money up to $2500 for largest Dolphin, Wahoo or Kingfish.

All Things Tropical Plant Sale: Tropical plants, flowers and edibles. 9 a.m.-1 p.m.May 31. PSL Botanical Gardens, 2410 S.E. Westmoreland Blvd., Port St. Lucie. 772-337-1959; www.cityofpsl.com.

Windsor Community Angels 5K Walk/Run: Registration: 6 a.m.; Walk, 7:30 a.m.May 31. River Walk Center, 600 N. Indian River Drive, Fort Pierce. $25-$30. Register: https://register.chronotrack.com/reg/form?eventID=8128; 772-569-7364; email runnersdepot@comcast.net.

Enjoy Life, Papa G Style: Fundraiser in memory of the late George Kerr, ALS victim. 3 p.m.May 31. Archie's Seabreeze, 401 S. Ocean Drive, Fort Pierce. Age: 21-plus. $10. www.alsfamily.org.

Passport to Health & Safety Party: Community event for children and parents. 9 a.m.-noonMay 31. St. Lucie Medical Center, 1800 S.E. Tiffany Ave., Port St. Lucie. Children. Reservation: 800-382-3522.

Italian Night: Food, music, dancing, games. 6 p.m.May 31. 1st Congregational Church of Port St Lucie, 2401 S.E. Sidonia St., Port St Lucie. $7-$10. Ticket: 772-335-2091; firstcongpsl@gmail.com.

JUNE

USS Iwo Jima (LPH2/LDH7) Shipmates Organization: Aug. 27-31. Crowne Plaza Hotel, Jacksonville. Contact Robert G. McAnnally, 152 Frissell St., Hampton, VA 23663; 757-723-0317; yujack46709@gmail.com; ussiwojimashipmates.cfns.net.

WellMed Fall Prevention Expo: Are you at risk for falls? Take fall risk assessment. 11 a.m.June 3. Indian River State College Main Campus, Bldg. Y, 3209 Virginia Ave., Fort Pierce. Age 65+. Register: 772-398-4005.

An Evening with Joanne Caras: Author, "The Holocaust Survivor Cookbook"; hosted by Port St. Lucie Sunset Rotary Club. 6-8 p.m.June 5. Tutto Fresco, 9501 Reserve Blvd., Port St. Lucie. $26. Reservations: 772-971-9391; larry.breault@gmail.com.

Great Expectations Book Club: "Secret Daughter," Shilpi Somaya Gowda. 10 a.m.-noon. June 5. FP Library, 101 Melody Lane, Fort Pierce. 772-462-2787; tond@stlucieco.org.

"The Swamp: The Everglades, Florida, and the Politics of Paradise," Michael Grunwald. 10 a.m.-noon. June 19.

Knights of Columbus 7514: Evening of jazz with The Coffee Beans, bar, snack menu. 7-10 p.m.June 7. Knights of Columbus Hall, 451 S.W. Ravenswood Lane, Port St. Lucie. $8. Ticket: 772-336-6081.

Vets at the Mets: Salute to Disabled Veterans of the VA Hospital WPB fundraiser. 3:30 p.m. presentation, 4 p.m. game, June 8. Tradition Field, 525 N.W. Peacock Blvd., Port St Lucie. $1-$3. 772-237-2169; errico32@yahoo.com.

Morningside Book Club: "Major Pettigrew's Last Stand," Helen Simonson. 2:30 p.m.June 10. Morningside Library, 2410 S.E. Morningside Blvd., Port St. Lucie. 772-337-5632; www.stlucieco.gov/library.

CPR for Healthcare Providers: CPR training for health care professionals. 9 a.m.June 10. 1250 S.E. Port St. Lucie Blvd., Suite A, Port St. Lucie. $37. Reservation: 772-785-5177; communityhealthcertification.com.

Junior League Golf Series: Junior golfers play up to five matches. TBA June 10, 17, 24 & July 22, 29. Fairwinds Golf Course, 4400 Fairwinds Drive, Fort Pierce. Ages: 7-17. $50. Reservation: 772-462-4653; www.fairwindsgolf.com.

Junior Golf Academy -- Beginners: Teaches students all areas of the game of golf. 9 a.m.-noonJune 11-13; June 25-27; July 30Aug. 1. 7-11 a.m.Fairwinds Golf Course, 4400 Fairwinds Drive, Fort Pierce. $50. Reservation: 772-462-4653; www.fairwindsgolf.com.

Students Working Against Tobacco Summer Enrollment: 2-4 p.m.June 18. St. Lucie Health Department, 5150 N.W. Milner Drive, Port St. Lucie. Ages 11-18. Register: 772-785-6144; serena.binner@flhealth.gov.

Praise on the Marina: Gospel music festival. 4-8:30 p.m.June 29, Aug. 31, Nov. 30. Marina Square, 1 Avenue A, Fort Pierce. 772-267-0260; info@potminc.com.

JULY

4th of July Celebration: 1 p.m.July 4. Fort Pierce Elks Lodge 1520, 608 S. 5th St., Fort Pierce. $5-$10. 772-461-6010.

Blood Drive: One Blood/Bass Pro Shops community event. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.July 5. Bass Pro Shops, 2250 Gatlin Blvd., Port St. Lucie. Age 18+. Register: 772-7857-600; SLSlayton@basspro.com.

SEPTEMBER

Hard Won Wisdom: Well-known women who have overcome life challenges share their experiences. 9 a.m.Sept. 27. PGA Education Center, 8555 Commerce Center Drive, Port St. Lucie. Age 18+. $50. Ticket: 772-370-0726; kathy@insurewithpost.com.

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