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FRIDAY MARCH 19

• Treasure Coast Carnival: The Treasure Coast Carnival kicks off this weekend and the fun runs through Sunday March 28.

Experience the sights, sounds and aromas of the electrifying midway with rides and games for all ages and favorite fair food. Carnival parking and admission are free.

Ride tickets are available at the carnival for $1.50 each, $30/20 tickets or $60/50 tickets plus 1 free ride. (Rides take 2 or more tickets each.) Unlimited ride wristbands (for riders 36 inches and taller) are $30 on site.

Visit the website for coupon savings on rides and food here > https://bit.ly/3qsyjAb.

Carnival hours:

Monday – Thursday > 5-10 pm 

Friday > 5-11 pm 

Saturday > noon-11 pm 

Sunday > noon-10 pm 

Please wear a mask, practice social distancing, and utilize the hand sanitizers and hand-washing stations located throughout the midway.

For more information, call 866-666-3247.

SUNDAY MARCH 21

• Quick Tease live at Sailor's Return!: Come to Sailor's Return on Sunday March 21 for live music by Quick Tease from 4-8 p.m.! Try our daily dinner specials and happy hour bar.

Sailor's Return is located at 628 SW Anchorage Way in Stuart.

Learn more at http://thesailorsreturn.com/.

FRIDAY MARCH 26

• Josh Horton live at Sailor's Return!: Come to Sailor's Return on Friday March 26 to hear Josh Horton from 3-6 p.m. Try our daily dinner specials and happy hour bar.

Sailor's Return is located at 628 SW Anchorage Way in Stuart.

Learn more at http://thesailorsreturn.com/.

SATURDAY MARCH 27

• Single Fin Showdown: The 12 annual Single Fin Showdown is happening on Saturday March 27 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Stuart Public Beach across from the Elliott Museum and the Florida Oceanographic Coastal Center.

Presented by the Ohana Surf Shop for the Benefit of Team Brooke, this longboard competition and beach party revolves around surfing, but it’s really about charity and giving back to the community.

What started in 2009 with a small group of surfers riding vintage single fin surfboards for bragging rights has now evolved into one of the largest one-day amateur surf and skim festivals in Florida, annually attracting more than 125 competitors and hundreds of spectators. Competitors must ride a vintage single fin provided to them at random before each heat.

The contest has become so popular that through the years more divisions such as a Skim Boarding contest sponsored by SHORE lB and standup paddle boarding have been added, but the single fin and longboard divisions remain the most popular.

Register and learn more at  https://www.ohanasurfshop.com/.

The Stuart Beach South End is at 825 NE Ocean Blvd. in Stuart.

• Mutt March 5K & 10K: The Humane Society of the Treasure Coast is sponsoring the Mutt March 5K & 10K which takes place on Saturday March 27. The race kicks off at 7 a.m. from Memorial Park at 300 SE Ocean Blvd. in Stuart. To register or for more information call (772) 600-3211.

• The Quick Fix Band live at Sailor's Return!: Come to Sailor's Return on Saturday March 27 to hear the Quick Fix Band from 8-11 p.m. Try our daily dinner specials and happy hour bar.

Sailor's Return is located at 628 SW Anchorage Way in Stuart.

Learn more at http://thesailorsreturn.com/.

SATURDAY MARCH 27 & SUNDAY MARCH 28

• Arts & Crafts: Stuart Main Street is sponsoring the Spring Arts and Crafts Festival. This 2 day event takes place on Saturday March 27 and Sunday March 29 in downtown Stuart. For more information call (561) 746-6615.

THURSDAY APRIL 1

•"Art in the Palm Room at Café Boonma!": The Martin Artisans Guild is hosting a new art exhibit in Stuart they're calling "Art in the Palm Room at Café Boonma!"

The exhibit and sale runs throughout April and May. It will feature over thirteen artists from the Martin Artisans Guild who will display works in a variety of media.

The opening reception is scheduled for Thursday April 1 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

The exhibit will actually be held in the Harbour Bay Plaza at 3722 SE Ocean Blvd in Stuart, next to Café Boonma. Café Boonma will provide refreshments and Paul Hamaty will provide music.

This exhibit space is a temporary replacement for the Palm Room which the Guild had occupied since November of 2019. The Guild is actively looking for a new gallery space so they can continue to bring quality art to the Stuart and Martin County communities.

WEDNESDAY APRIL 7

• Zoom Lecture with John Nelson: Mark your calendar now for this informative lecture by John Nelson. He'll be discussing legendary photographer Clyde Butcher. Called the next Ansel Adams by Popular Photography magazine, he is known for capturing landscapes throughout the world. Nathaniel Reed, former assistant secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior for Fish, Wildlife and Parks, served presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford in the 1970s. He spent a lifetime working to protect the environment.

Who/What: Zoom lecture with John Nelson (contact the Elliott Museum for the link - (772) 225-1961)

Topic: An Afternoon with Environmental Photographer Clyde Butcher and Naturalist Nathaniel Reed

When: 1 p.m. on Wednesday, April 7

Where: Elliott Museum via Zoom

THURSDAY APRIL 8 and SATURDAY APRIL 10

• ‘Art’-A Comedy at IRSC: The IRSC Performing Arts Program presents the comedy 'Art' at the McAlpin Fine Arts Theatre on Thursday and Saturday April 8 and 10.

What defines “good art”? When is a white square not a white square? Is our personal identity defined by our self-conception or how others perceive us? Yazmina Reza’s Tony award-winning comedy Art asks all these questions and more. Tickets are $15.

Show Times:

Thursday April 8 at 2 p.m. & 7 p.m.

Saturday April 10 at 2 p.m.

The McAlpin Fine Arts Theatre is located in Building T on the Massey Campus of IRSC at 3209 Virginia Ave. in Fort Pierce.

FRIDAY APRIL 9, SATURDAY APRIL 10, and SUNDAY APRIL 11

• ‘The Revolutionists’- A Drama at IRSC: The IRSC Performing Arts Program presents ‘The Revolutionists’- A Drama at the McAlpin Fine Arts Theatre on Thursday, Friday and Saturday April 8th, 9th, and 10th. Playwright Lauren Gunderson creates semi-factual portraits of four very real women who lived and died through the French Revolution. Through humor, fantasy, and the magic of theatre, watch this quartet of revolutionary role-models, who most likely never actually met in real life, redefine, reimagine and reclaim the record, in the name of egalite, liberte, fraternite and... sororite!

Tickets are $15.

Show Times:

Friday April 9 at 7:00 p.m.

Saturday April 10 at 7:00 p.m.

Sunday April 11 at 2:00 p.m.

The McAlpin Fine Arts Theatre is located in Building T on the Massey Campus of IRSC at 3209 Virginia Ave. in Fort Pierce.

SATURDAY APRIL 17

• ‘A Vocal Montage’ at IRSC: The IRSC Chorale presents a ‘A Vocal Montage’ McAlpin Fine Arts Theatre. You'll hear a unique assortment of vocal music, both classical and popular. They will perform some of the memorable verses of Homer from The Odyssey, the poetry of Robert Burns saluting love and loss, and contemporary musical arrangements by composer Matthew Harris of some of the work of Shakespeare. In addition you'll hear from our newest ensemble, The Company Trio, a delightful group of three female vocalists who offer selections from American popular music heritage in this memorable experience.

Tickets are $15

Show Times:

Saturday April 17 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

The McAlpin Fine Arts Theatre is located in Building T on the Massey Campus of IRSC at 3209 Virginia Ave. in Fort Pierce.

TUESDAY APRIL 20 and THURSDAY APRIL 21

• ‘An Instrumental Music Gala for All!’ at IRSC: Join IRSC instrumental music students at the McAlpin Fine Arts Theatre (inside and outside locations) in a celebration of classical, jazz and popular music for featuring select soloists, a jazz combo, and brass, woodwind, percussion and jazz ensembles. The performances will take place from 12:15 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. on both Tuesday April 20, and Thursday April 22. Tickets not required.

The McAlpin Fine Arts Theatre is located in Building T on the Massey Campus of IRSC at 3209 Virginia Ave. in Fort Pierce.

SATURDAY APRIL 24

• Hook Kids on Fishing: Fishing lessons for kids 5 to 15. Taught by professional guides and knowledgeable anglers, this hands-on, conservation-minded and educational fishing program teaches children casting, knot tying, fishing safety, tackle box essentials, catch and release tactics, fishing habits, conservation practices and more! FREE rod, reel, and tackle box. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Upcoming Events:

-April 24: Hobe Sound Nature Center

The Hobe Sound Nature Center is located at 13640 SE Federal Hwy. in Hobe Sound.

Registration opens 6 weeks prior to event. Registration is limited and required. Register here - AnglesForConservation.org/events. Anglers for Conservation is a 501c(3) non-profit whose mission is to inspire new generations of marine stewards through education, conservation and fishing.

SATURDAY MAY 1

• Raise the Roof Fund Raiser for Hibiscus: The Raise the Roof fundraiser for the Hibiscus Children's Center - "Horses, Hats & Hope" Kentucky Derby happens from 5-11 p.m. on May 1 at the Frances Langford Dockside Pavilion in Jensen Beach. It will be an exciting evening! Live Derby Broadcast, Prizes, Open Bar, Delicious Appetizers, Silent Auction, Music, Contests, & More!

Your support will directly impact the lives of the abused, abandoned & neglected children living at the Hibiscus Children's Center. Visit hibiscuschildrenscenter.org/ for more information. The Frances Langford Dockside Pavilion is located at 1707 NE Indian River Dr. in Jensen Beach.

• Martin County Railroaders: The Martin County Model Railroaders are hosting an Open House Saturday, May 1 from 10-2 p.m. at the Martin County Fairgrounds in Stuart.

Admission and parking are free.

Face Coverings required and CDC guidelines apply. Operating layouts for N, HO, O and G gauge will be on display. Check the progress of our HO layout, as well as additions to N, O and G Scale layouts. Learn more at www.martincountymodelrailroaders.org.

ONGOING EVENTS

Splashtastic Fun!: The Sailfish Splash Waterpark in Stuart opened its gates for spring break, officially kicking off its 9th consecutive season of splashtastic fun for kids and families!

All attractions including the splash playground, tower slides, lazy river and wiggly waters, will open to the public every day during spring break from 10:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. Season pass holders will be admitted at 10 a.m.

During regular hours of operation, walk-up day admission is $16.45 for adults and $14.45 for kids and seniors. Season passes cost $89.00 for adults and $79.00 for kids and seniors.

More information about waterpark hours is available at www.SailfishSplash.com.

The Sailfish Splash Waterpark is located at 931 SE Ruhnke St. in Stuart.

• Saturday Afternoon Polo: Every Saturday of every month the Hobe Sound Polo Club hosts a polo match. The matches are every Saturday at 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Bring your family and friends, picnic baskets and enjoy an afternoon of polo at one of the most beautiful settings in the area. Admission and Parking are free. Polo is a community sport like no other. We look forward to welcoming you to the Hobe Sound Polo Club to experience the thrill of Polo, the fastest game on four feet! Food will be available for purchase.

The Hobe Sound Polo Club is located at 17105 67TH CT North in Hobe Sound.

• Ladies Night & LIVE MUSIC: The first Wednesday of every month The Dolphin Bar & Shrimp House hosts Ladies Night & LIVE MUSIC by Summer Gill from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Join us for 1/2 off ladies' drinks & don't miss our 3 raffle drawings. The Dolphin Bar & Shrimp House is located at 1401 NE Indian River Dr. in Jensen Beach.

Hugh Willoughby and his Hydro-Aeroplane: Hugh Willoughby had a lifelong passion for aviation. He was a resident of Martin County. He owned 14 different patents for aircraft devices. Soaring overhead the Stuart Main Street gallery visitors can see a full scale replica of the Pelican Hydro-Aeroplane that Stuart resident Hugh Willougby designed in 1910. The replica was fabricated by Ken Kellett who also built the first airworthy replica of the Wright Brothers 1903 Flyer and also was the first person since the Wright Brothers to actually fly the aircraft. Regular admission for visitors 13 to 64 years of age is $14. The Elliott Museum is located at 825 NE Ocean Blvd. in Stuart. For more information call (772) 225-1961.

• Road to Victory: The Road to Victory Military Museum is open by appointment only on Saturdays 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. and on weekdays for individuals, groups, and school classes upon request.

The museum is located at 319 SE Stypmann Blvd. in Stuart within the Memorial Park. The museum collects & displays veteran memorabilia, military artifacts, weapons, and vehicles. The items are displayed in the original WWII barracks from Jonathan Dickinson park. Many of the artifacts and memorabilia has been donated by veterans throughout the Treasure Coast, from the U.S. government and even from organizations throughout the world.

The Road To Victory Military Museum, a not for profit 501(c)(3) museum run by volunteers. Docents are needed to cover the museum in two or four hour shifts on Saturdays & by appointment. We need volunteers for lawn maintenance, military vehicle restoration, and individuals to work with the Victory Rangers.

The Victory Rangers are involved in WWII reenactments. The museum's Victory Rangers range in age from 14 to 20. They include guys and gals. They work on military vehicles and are involved in community events. They are also involved as docents covering the museum. Orientation is required.

Visitors and docents wear masks and practice social distancing. Please contact us for additional information at https://www.facebook.com/roadtovictory/ or call 772-210-4283 or 703-835-4166.

All military related donations are appreciated. Admission is FREE, but donations are always appreciated. Please call 772-210-4283 to leave a message or call 703-835-4166 to schedule an appt.

• Yoga in the Park: Every Saturday morning at 8:30 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. at the Jonathan Dickinson State Park – Pinegrove Pavilion. This hour long class incorporates elements of both Ashtanga and Vinyasa practices, made for all skill levels. We will explore the connection between the body and breath under the pavilion overlooking Jonathan Dickinson State Park! Each class will be modified to fit those in attendance, and welcomes all levels. Whether you are a newcomer to yoga or an advanced student, this class is for you.

The cost is $10 for the instructor. Cash or Venmo is accepted. Regular Park admission also applies.

Please bring your own yoga mat, water, and mask. Mats will be spaced 6 feet apart.

The class is conducted by Vivian Carlo is a Hobe Sound resident, and is currently raising her family here. She is a Registered Nurse with a Bachelors degree in Health Administration. She has always loved yoga, and after realizing the benefits both on and off the mat, she decided to go for her teaching certificate at Native Yoga in Juno Beach, earning her 200 hr. certificate.

NOTE: Friends and Club Scrub members get 12 free park entrances into the park annually with their membership card.

Not a member? Sign up on our website at www.friendsofjdsp.org.

Questions? Email: contact@friendsofjdsp.org or phone (772) 579-3361.

The Jonathan Dickinson State Park is located at 16450 SE Federal Hwy. in Hobe Sound.

• Stuart Main Street Gallery: The Stuart Main Street gallery immerses visitors in historic Stuart and the vehicles that were then part of people’s lives, here and across the nation. Recreated facades of the historic Citizens Bank, the Walter Kitching Store, and Krueger buildings hearken back to a time when Stuart was emerging as the thriving community it is today. Visitors will see not only the earliest pioneer motor vehicles that changed Martin County’s and the nation’s dependence upon the horse, but also will learn how Model T Fords eventually brought rural dwellers into town and how trucks changed domestic life by delivering goods and services to homes. Regular admission for visitors 13 to 64 years of age is $14. The Elliott Museum is located at 825 NE Ocean Blvd. in Stuart. For more information call (772) 225-1961.

• Toddler Time: Every Saturday of every month RUSH Jensen Beach hosts Toddler Time from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. 5 and under for $16 for 2 hours. Join us EVERY Saturday morning for Toddler Time. RUSH Jensen Beach is located at 3245 NW Federal Hwy. in Jensen Beach

• Tribute to Genius & Generosity: This exhibit runs through the end of this year, Dec. 21, 2021 at The Elliott Museum in Stuart. Stuart, Florida, and the surrounding region have long been enriched by seasonal residents. Harmon Elliott, son of prolific inventor Sterling Elliott, was among those who have made a mark on this area. To celebrate his father’s work and bring an educational and cultural resource to the region, Harmon provided the principal funds for the original Elliott Museum. In this tribute to his inventive spirit, visitors can learn about how Sterling Elliott was a problem-solving inventor, risk taker, politician, publisher, and social activist. Regular admission for visitors 13 to 64 years of age is $14. The Elliott Museum is located at 825 NE Ocean Blvd. in Stuart. For more information call (772) 225-1961.

• A Night at the Museum: The Children’s Museum of the Treasure Coast is bringing back its Night at the Museum program! Parents can go out on the town as kids enjoy a fun night at the museum! It happens on the first Friday of every month from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Kids will be able to explore the museum, get creative with a guided activity, and cool down for pizza and a show! There is limited capacity for 25 children ONLY! Non Members are $12 per child; Members are $10 per child. Pre-registration required. Register and learn more at our website - www.childrensmuseumtc.org. For questions call (772)225-7575 ext. 202 or 208. The Children’s Museum of the Treasure Coast is located at 1707 NE Indian River Drive in Jensen Beach.

• “It’s Our Game.”: This exhibit runs through the end of this year, Dec. 21, 2021 at The Elliott Museum in Stuart. The Elliott Museum’s baseball collection is a huge vault of American culture. Everyone has a baseball story. “Sometimes sharing their stories have brought tears to their eyes,” says Frank Spera of his experiences in the Museum’s Baseball Gallery exhibit titled “It’s Our Game.” The gallery includes signed baseball cards, baseballs, bats, and other memorabilia. But it comes alive when the Museum’s docents are there to share stories with visitors. The collection of autographed baseballs now numbers more than 250. The collection sports signatures by players from the Major Leagues, the Negro Leagues, and the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League (AAGPBL). Among the most famous players represented are: Ray Dandridge, the Negro League; Hank Aaron, the Negro and Major Leagues; and Jackie Robinson, Nolan Ryan, Ted Williams, Derek Jeter, Bob Feller, Ralph Kiner, and Babe Ruth of the Major Leagues. Regular admission for visitors 13 to 64 years of age is $14. The Elliott Museum is located at 825 NE Ocean Blvd. in Stuart. For more information call (772) 225-1961.

• Wheels of Change: This exhibit runs through the end of this year, Dec. 21, 2021 at The Elliott Museum in Stuart. Visitors will learn how development of commercial and personal transportation had an impact on people’s lives and America’s culture in a dramatic fashion. These are “everyman” vehicles, once owned and cherished by small business owners and municipalities as they looked to create a more professional presence for themselves and expand their own reach. Our three-level car racking system holds over fifty vehicles, and is the only one of its kind in an American museum. Visitors watch as vehicles come down on a robotic tray and rotate on a turntable. Regular admission for visitors 13 to 64 years of age is $14. The Elliott Museum is located at 825 NE Ocean Blvd. in Stuart. For more information call (772) 225-1961.

• Clyde Butcher’s America’s Everglades: The photographs of renowned Florida Hall of Fame artist Clyde Butcher are currently on exhibition at the Arts Council’s Court House Cultural Center in Stuart. Butcher’s “America’s Everglades” photographs represents the many years Clyde spent exploring the remote regions of the Everglades. His photographs reveal wild and natural places where few humans have ventured, and the images capture remarkable solitude and wonder. Admission: A $5 donation is requested. The Arts Council’s Court House Cultural Center is located at 80 SE Ocean Boulevard in Stuart.

• The Elliot Museum: The Lure of Florida Fishing is a new exhibit at the Elliott Museum that can be seen now through May 31. This exhibit fits right into Martin County which is known as the Sailfish Capital of the World. The Lure of Florida Fishing exhibit showcases the rich history, evolution and art of this age-old sport and its impact on a local and statewide scale. Explore vintage as well as state-of-the-art equipment, mounts, sculpture, and hand-crafted lures for fresh and saltwater fishing. See what you can reel in on a fishing simulator and pose for your photo op! The Elliott Museum is located at 825 NE Ocean Blvd in Stuart.

• Four for Forty Thursdays at RUSH: Family Night Out at RUSH Jensen Beach is just $40 for one-hour jump admission for 4 people. Each additional jumper is $10 an hour. We want our guests to have a wonderful experience while creating awesome memories. Our park provides a unique, challenging and safe course for all ages. We’ve accomplished this by designing a place where you can soar in open arenas, play trampoline dodgeball, laser tag, airwalk, try your hand at the battle beam and so much more. RUSH Jensen Beach is located on S. US Hwy 1, just south of Jensen Beach Boulevard.

• Tarot Card Reading at Arri’s Portal: Tarot Card Reading is now available at Arri’s Portal in Port Salerno, right on the water! Come meet Karmic One Tarot, a world renowned psychic and step into your very own wonderland to hear about your fate and fortune. Galaxy tapestries, sweet incense, and a 50 foot tall crystal tree guide you to your private room for your personal private reading where all your questions can be answered in a 15 or 30 minute session. The ambiance and atmosphere are enchantingly beautiful, and your reading is guaranteed to be delightful (and positive!).

Due to high popularity, appointments are encouraged. Call (772) 210-5117. Arri's Portal is located at 4745 SE Desoto Avenue by the Twisted Tuna in Stuart / Port Salerno. For more information, visit https://arrisportal.com/.

• Road to Victory Museum: The Road to Victory Military Museum located in Stuart Florida at 319 SE Stypmann Boulevard is open by appointment only on Saturdays 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

The museum displays artifacts and memorabilia from veterans across the Treasure Coast, the US and even throughout the world donated to RTVMM. The items are displayed in the original WWII barracks from Jonathan Dickinson park. Veterans are honored at parades and events.

Docents are needed to cover the museum in two or four hour shifts on Saturdays & by appointment.

We need volunteers for lawn maintenance, military vehicle restoration, and individuals to work with the Victory Rangers.

The Victory Rangers are involved in WWII reenactments. The RTVMM Victory Rangers age 14 to 20, guys and gals, work on military vehicles and are involved in community events. They are also involved as docents covering the museum. Orientation is required.

Visitors and docents wear masks and practice social distancing. Please contact us for additional information at https://www.facebook.com/roadtovictory/ or call 772-210-4283 or 703-835-4166.

• Cars & Coffee: This event is held the second Saturday of every month from 8 to 10 a.m. in the Elliott Museum's parking lot, weather permitting. Bring your pride and joy ride or just come and schmooze with other car owners and enjoy the outdoor ambiance. The event showcases an amazing display of different makes, models and years of vehicles. This event is free and open to everyone. Coffee and donuts are provided at a nominal charge. The Elliott Museum is located at 825 NE Ocean Blvd in Stuart.

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