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Treasure Coast Newspapers, Stuart, Fla., Ginny Beagan column

May 8, 2014

By Ginny Beagan, Treasure Coast Newspapers, Stuart, Fla.



May 08--What are you doing this weekend?

Whether you head up to Vero Beach for the air show, hit the beach or plan a great day for the moms in your life -- please share the fun and include the #TCPalmSocial hashtag in your social media posts.

Happy Mother's Day.

LIVE MUSIC

As usual there is some great live music around town this weekend. Folk music fans will want to head out to The Grove Dock Bar & Cafe at 4745 S.E. DeSoto Ave in Port Salerno. Respected folk artist, Rod MacDonald, will perform from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday night. The singer/songwriter was a big part of the 1980s folk revival in New York City and like any decent folk artist, MacDonald writes and sings about current events. He has performed around the U.S., Canada, and Europe and will bring his show to the intimate venue.

If you're a fan of reggae rock, head to Terra Fermata Tiki Bar in Stuart Friday night. Passafire, a talented, touring band out of Georgia will take the garden stage at 8 p.m. with local favorites Cerveza opening at 7 p.m. Advance tickets are $12 at the venue or at www.ticketmaster.com. Tickets are $15 at the door.

If you prefer blues and soul, check out singer and harmonica virtuoso John Nemeth at Earl's Hideaway in Sebastian. Nementh has nine Blues Music Award nominations and will take the stage at 2 p.m. Sunday. Earl's Hideaway is located at 1405 Indian River Drive in Sebastian.

Give MacDonald, Passafire and Nemetha listen here before you go. Find all three venues on Facebook.

SUPERSONIC

You don't have to be an air show aficionado to be familiar with the Blue Angels. The legendary supersonic fighter squadron are making a rare appearance on the Treasure Coast this weekend along with an entire lineup of veteran air show performers. The Vero Beach Air Show opens 8 a.m.May 10 and 11.

Opening ceremonies start at 11:30 a.m. and the aerobatics begin at noon. Bring a blanket or lawn chair but no pets, coolers or large umbrellas. Adults tickets are $25, kids ages 12 to 15 are $15, ages 5 to 11 are $10 and ages 4 and under get in free and parking also is free. Vero Beach Municipal Airport is located at 3400 Cherokee Drive. For more information visit www.veroairshow.com

CENTENNIAL PARTY

How often do you get invited to a centennial birthday party? Celebrate Stuart this Saturday. The Sailfish Capital of the world will celebrate 100 years on the St. Lucie River with a pancake breakfast, parade and party in the park. The pancake breakfast will be 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Kiwanis Park. Adults can eat for $5 and kids ages 6 to 18 can enjoy flapjacks for $3. The Centennial Parade of antique cars, floats, community organizations, and a very special grand marshall starts at 10 a.m. The route starts at High School Avenue, proceeds down East Ocean Blvd. to Memorial Park.

After the parade, the party starts at 11 a.m. at Memorial Park with singer/songwriter Cliff Buckosh performing "Confusion Corner" -- the official song for the city of Stuart -- along with other Florida songs. The party continues until 5 p.m. Look for live music, pony rides, bounce houses, and a lumber jack show at the free event. Kiwanis Park is at the corner of S.E. Colorado Avenue and East 5th Street. Memorial Park is just around the corner at 300 S.E. Ocean Blvd. Visit www.celebratestuart.org, find them on Facebook or call 772-600-1296.

MOTHER'S DAY

If you've been so busy that you lost track of the date and forgot to prepare for Mother's Day, stop what you're doing and think about how you want to honor the reason you're here. A heartfelt card or note of gratitude goes a long way but there are plenty of other ways to show your appreciation too. Is she the type of woman that would love a day off from multitasking to bask in the sun at one of the area's best beaches or would she enjoy a traditional brunch or a leisurely paddle on the lagoon? #TCPalmSocial has plenty of ideas and deals to help you decide.

#TCPalmSocial columnist Ginny Beagan writes about art and entertainment on the Treasure Coast. Contact her at ginny.beagan@scripps.com, at 772-223-4732 or follow her on twitter @GinnyBeagan.

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