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FRIDAY MAY 7

• Summer Slam Jam: Martin County Parks and Recreation presents the 2021 Summer Slam Jam at 76 Gold World in Stuart.

We are calling all Martin County teens to join us at this year's FREE TEEN ONLY event on Friday, May 7, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

If you are a middle or high schooler, come out and enjoy a night of endless fun playing unlimited mini golf rounds, slick track, go-karts, batting cages, spider mountain, gyro extreme, driving range, jump-shot basketball, bumper cars, bumper boats, plus, a DJ will be on site. This is the summer event you do not want to miss!!

Admission is FREE* with your student ID. Middle and High School students ONLY.

Due to limited capacity, pre-registration is required.

To pre-register email - teens@martin.fl.us by sending name, date of birth, and name of school.

Students will be chaperoned by Martin County Parks and Recreation staff members for the entirety of the event.

*Food will be available for purchase

For more information regarding our teen programs, please email us at teens@martin.fl.us or visit our website at www.martin.fl.us/teens.

76 Gold World is located at 6801 S Kanner Hwy. in Stuart.

• Friday Morning Bingo: Friday morning Bingo will re-open at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 5150 S.E. Railway Ave., Cove Road at Dixie Highway, Stuart on Friday, May 7. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. Bingo until 12-noon. Masks are required.

Seating will be marked and will be limited, according to 6-foot social distancing protocols.

Players will be asked to sign in and will also be asked to include their phone numbers.

Canned soda and bottled water along with packaged snacks may be purchased but no food will be served.

For more information, call 772-286-5455.

Learn more at - http://stlukesfl.org.

SUNDAY MAY 9

• Mother's Day Luau: Come celebrate Mom's Special Day with a Luau style Brunch at Sand Dune Cafe in the Jensen Beach Park. We have prepared an ALL YOU CAN EAT buffet on Sunday May 9. There will be LIVE music, raffles, giveaways and more!

There will be a best luau style attire contest, games and moms will receive a special souvenir cup and a coupon for 20% off a beach chair and umbrella rental at Sand Dune Café.

To allow for social distancing, our Mother’s Day brunch will be split in two different sessions:

Flamingo Session: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Pineapple Session: 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Ticket Prices:

Adult (13 and older): $35 + tax (includes one FREE admission for a child under 12).

Child (12 and under): $12.95.

Bottomless MOMosas: $12.00

RESERVED SEATING ONLY and LIMITED CAPACITY. Tickets must be purchased in advance before May 3. When purchasing your tickets, you will be asked to select the brunch session you would like to attend. Tickets can be purchased by calling (772) 463-2882.

The Sand Dune Cafe is located in Jensen Beach Park at 4191 NE Ocean Blvd in Jensen Beach.

WEDNESDAY MAY 19

• Sage Awards at the Kane Center: The Martin County Council on Aging's fifth annual Sage Awards has been rescheduled for Wednesday, May 19 at the Kane Center.

All proceeds from the Sage Awards support the charitable work of the Council on Aging.

This signature fundraiser has been reimagined to ensure the safety and comfort of both the nominees and the guests.

Instead of a dinner, nominees and their personal guests are invited to an elegant morning brunch and awards presentation. The brunch starts at 10:30 a.m. Martin County Commissioner Ed Ciampi will emcee, and the public is invited to cheer on the nominees and honorees via a live broadcast of the event.

To access the live broadcast, visit - www.kanecenter.org/foundation/sage-awards and find the link to register.

Registration requires a $125 donation.

The Kane Center is located at 900 SE Salerno Rd in Stuart.

SATURDAY JUNE 5

• 52nd Annual Sport Fishing Offshore Tournament: The Florida Sport Fishing Association is hosting their 52nd Annual Offshore Slam fishing tournament on June 5 off Port Canaveral.

A Captain’s party will be held Friday, June 4, at the Kiwanis Island Park Recreation Center located at 951 Kiwanis Island Park Road on Merritt Island. It starts 5:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend.

More than $22,000 is available in General Awards, including $5,000 for the Big Fish Prize, and $3,000 for General Slam.

Early registration is now open at - www.Offshoreslam.com. The first 120 teams to register will receive a Captain’s Bucket. Online raffle tickets are also available at that site.

All ages are welcome. There are Ladies and Junior angler prize categories this year too.

Proceeds support marine education in local junior and high schools, building offshore artificial reefs, kids fishing clinics and the fishing sport community throughout east central Florida.

For more information, visit: www.fsfaclub.org.

ONGOING EVENTS

• The Red Door Thrift Store: The Red Door thrift shop at St. Luke's Episcopal Church has re-opened.

Shoppers can fill a bag of selected clothes for $2.

The thrift store is open Hours are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesdays and Saturdays.

For more information, call 772-286-5455 or go to - www.stlukesfl.org.

The Red Door thrift shop at St. Luke's Episcopal Church is located at 5150 S.E. Railway Ave. and Cove Road at Dixie Highway in Stuart.

• 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.

• Sunday Brunch Dolphin Bar: Brunch is back at the Dolphin Bar & Shrimp House in Jensen Beach. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Sunday of every month.

Make reservations at - https://dolphinbar.com/reservations/.

The Dolphin Bar & Shrimp House is located at 1401 NE Indian River Dr. in Jensen Beach.

• 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.

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

• 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 signatures are 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. 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 Lure of Florida Fishing: This 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!).

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/.

• 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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