FRIDAY, FEB. 8

• Power Through Parkinson’s: Join us for the Kane Center’s second annual Parkinson’s symposium. Featuring a keynote address from Dr. Arif Dalvi, MD, MBA of the Comprehensive Movement Disorders Program at the Palm Beach Neuroscience Institute. Crystal Collier, the Director of Adult Day Health Services, will present the new PD Mind & Movement program recently launched at the Kane Center. In addition, local Parkinson’s experts will speak about such topics as the SPEAK OUT program and Parkinson’s-specific physical therapy. Complimentary lunch will be served. This event will be held at Kane Center, 900 SE Salerno Road, Stuart, 11:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. For tickets, call (772) 223-7800 or visit kanecenter.org.

TUESDAY, FEB. 12

• Valentine’s Day Luncheon & Concert: Enjoy a buffet lunch prepared fresh by the Kane Center’s executive chef followed by a live concert by South Florida crooner Rome Saladino singing a variety of American standards and classic love songs. Lunch is served at noon followed by the concert at 1 p.m. This is not a couples-only event! Come with a friend, a family member, a group, or even on your own. There is fun to be had by all! This event will be held at Kane Center, 900 SE Salerno Road, Stuart, 1 p.m. For tickets, call (772) 223-7800 or visit kanecenter.org.

• House of Refuge Lecture Series: 7 p.m., 301 S.E. MacArthur Blvd., Stuart. Located on the north side of the Ft. Pierce Inlet, this property was the birthplace and training grounds of the U.S. Navy Frogmen, today’s Navy Seals. Its shores were used by as many as 140,000 personnel who were stationed in the area to train for the DDay invasion of Europe. Spanning the Atlantic Ocean and Indian River Lagoon, Ft. Pierce Inlet State Park includes eight unique biological eco systems and offers public access for sunbathers, divers, snorkelers, surfers, canoers, kayakers, boaters, and fishermen. For tickets or more information, call (772) 225-1875 or visit HouseOfRefugeFl.org.

• Special Valentines Concert: The Treasure Coast Flute Choir: Lindsay and Al Hager, Directors. Flutes of all sizes and shapes assemble for a memorable and rare opportunity to hear a choir of flutes perform a variety of music. 80 Southeast Ocean Boulevard, Stuart. For more information, call (772) 287-6676.

THROUGH THURSDAY, FEB. 14

• 'Serendipity in Ecoart' exhibit: Showcasing the creative process of the Ripple Project and a retrospective of Ripple's lead artist, Lucy Keshavarz, at the Court House Cultural Center, 80 S.E. Ocean Blvd., Stuart. Exhibit is on display Nov. 30 through Feb. 14. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Friday, and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, visit www.martinarts.org.

FRIDAY, FEB. 15

• Night Explorers: 6:30-8:30 p.m., Hobe Sound Nature Center, 13640 U.S. 1, Hobe Sound. Join the Nature Center for some nighttime stargazing at the Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge. Following a brief classroom orientation, naturalist Kim Mohlenhoff will lead the group outside along the nature trail to look at the nighttime sky through telescopes. Learn about wildlife at night and how artificial lighting impacts some plants and animals at night. (If weather conditions are not conducive to viewing planets, stars, and constellations, the program will be limited to classroom activities only.) Free, all ages welcome. Reservations are required. Call the Nature Center at (772) 546 -2067.

• Sea of Hope Luncheon: A Day in Havana: Our Fourth Annual Sea of Hope Luncheon “A Day in Old Havana!” raises critical funds to care for the foster children in Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River and Okeechobee Counties. Join us in serving these children, youth and families by being a sponsor of this great event on Friday, February 15, 2019 at 11:30 a.m. at Harbour Ridge Yacht & Country Club, Palm City. Pull out your fedoras and tropical prints for a Cuban-inspired day trip! Experience the sights, sounds and flavors of Old Havana! For more information, visit www.placeofhope.com/sea-of-hope.

SATURDAY, FEB. 16

• 3rd Saturday Gourmet in downtown Hobe Sound: The Hobe Sound Chamber of Commerce invites you to dine in style in 2019 at the 3rd Saturday Gourmet in downtown Hobe Sound from 5 - 9 p.m. This very popular, family- friendly and pet- friendly food truck series takes place under the stars on Mars & Apollo Streets. Featuring 12 different unique food trucks from all over south Florida and several local craft vendors, 3rd Saturday Gourmet is free admission. Bring chairs and picnic blankets. Please use Taste Casual Dining’s address in your GPS, 11750 SE Dixie Highway, Hobe Sound. For more information, please call the Hobe Sound Chamber of Commerce at (772) 546-4724.

TUESDAY, FEB. 19

• Lighthouse Lectures: 'Trapper Nelson,' 6 p.m., Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum, 500 Captain Armour's Way, Jupiter. Join LRHS Historian Josh Liller to learn about the colorful life and mysterious death of Vince “Trapper” Nelson. Perhaps Jupiter’s most legendary character, his camp on the Loxahatchee River made for a popular tourist attraction in the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s. Seating is limited. RSVP required online: www.jupiterlighthouse.org/calendar

THURSDAY, FEB 21

• Apollo School's Speaker Series: 7 - 8 p.m., 9141 S.E. Apollo Street, Hobe Sound. Perhaps best known for designing the helipad and boat dock at "Mar-a-Lago," architect Rick Gonzalez will share his passion for historic preservation and a vision for the restoration of the old Stuart High School. For more information, visit www.apolloschool.org.

FRIDAY, FEB. 22

• O-Town Motown: The great sound of soul makes its round trip ticket to its Southern roots with O-Town Motown. From Michael Jackson to Marvin Gaye, O-Town Motown will move your audience both physically and emotionally, bringing to life the many great artists and unforgettable songs of the golden era of Motown music. This event will be held at Kane Center, 900 SE Salerno Road, Stuart, 7 p.m. For tickets, call (772) 223-7800 or visit kanecenter.org.

SATURDAY, MARCH 23

• Get ready for the 9th Annual RamRock 5K/8K Run and Walk hosted by Redeemer Lutheran School on Saturday, March 23, 2019.  This year the event will take place in the early evening for a sunset run/walk over the bridges in Stuart.  Proceeds from the race will benefit the Redeemer Lutheran School safety and security fund to help keep our kids safe.   There will be a Kids Fun run which will begin at 5:30 p.m. and the start time of the 5K and 8K race will be at 6 p.m. Participants will begin the race at the Redeemer Lutheran School and head East on Ocean Blvd.  They will make their way across one bridge for the 5K and a pair of bridges for the 8K and back to end at Redeemer Lutheran and begin the festivities. The post-race party will feature refreshments and the awards ceremony.  The course is 3.1 miles (5K) or 4.97 miles (8K), and features chip timing by MCM Timing & Results. Awards will be given to the overall male/female winners for each race, overall male/female masters (40 & up) for each race, and to the top three males/females in each age category. The first 200 registered runners will receive a shirt and goody bag.  Registration for the race is $30 and will increase after 3/15/19 to $35. Packet pick-up will be held at Redeemer Lutheran School Friday, March 22nd from 2 - 6 p.m. Address: 2450 SE Ocean Boulevard, Redeemer Lutheran Church and School, Stuart, FL US 34996. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/ramrock8k.

MONDAY, FEB. 25

• Letters for Annie: Memories from World War II: Letters for Annie: Memories from World War II is the compelling story of the four Lombardo brothers who all served during World War II. To make it through the tough times they all sent letters to their sister Annie Connerton. While the war is the main focal point of the letters, one also begins to understand how other factors, such as morale, disease, weather and mutiny, affect a soldier at war. John Lombardo, the son and nephew of the Lombardo siblings, will share this intimate portrait of one family’s story that exemplifies the experience of the generation who fought the last World War. This event will be held at Kane Center, 900 SE Salerno Road, Stuart, 2 p.m. For tickets, call (772) 223-7800 or visit kanecenter.org.

TUESDAY, FEB. 26

• Maggie Worsdale Sings Songs of Johnny Mercer: Johnny Mercer was at the heart of the golden era of American popular music, when it was informed by classic and contemporary jazz. Jazz singer Maggie Worsdale shares the talent of Mercer through his songs and through stories that he often told about himself. This event will be held at Kane Center, 900 SE Salerno Road, Stuart, 3 p.m. For tickets, call (772) 223-7800 or visit kanecenter.org.

FRIDAY, MARCH 1

• BookMania! Book Club: Discuss "Finding Jake" by Bryan Reardon at 11 a.m., Blake Library, 2351 S.E. Monterey Road, Stuart. Celebrate 25 years of BookMania! by reading three titles by authors scheduled to appear at the event (which will be held on March 2, 2019). Extended checkout copies of each title are available in advance (starting at the previous book club meeting) at the Blake Library on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, call (772) 288-5702 or visit www.library.martin.fl.us.

SATURDAY, MARCH 2

• BookMania!: 25th annual event, featuring 14 authors and panel discussions, will be held from 8:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center at Jensen Beach High School. For participating authors and schedule, visit www.martin.fl.us/all-about-bookmania

THURSDAY, MARCH. 10

• Starstruck GALA 'We Are Family! Celebrating the Past. Building the Future': Celebrate 19 years of beautiful memories, lifelong friendships and excellence in Arts Education at StarStruck’s GALA "We Are Family ~ Celebrating the Past. Building the Future". Prepare to be dazzled by this dynamic musical revue starring a staggeringly talented cast of StarStruck students, alumni and families, past and present, as they share their talents and stories of how StarStruck has impacted their lives. Hosted by the incomparable Peter Jones, tickling the ivories, live on stage! Don’t miss this memorable night that is sure to leave you StarStruck! This event will be held at 2101 S Kanner Hwy., Stuart, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/269616527029319.

TUESDAY, MARCH 12

• House of Refuge Lecture Series: Eric Ault presents "Florida Fish and Wildlife Fisheries Research" at 10 a.m., House of Refuge Museum, 301 S.E. MacArthur Blvd., Stuart. Season tickets are $50 (for all four Tuesday morning or Wednesday evening lectures); individual tickets are available for $15, space permitting, the week before the lecture. For more information, call (772) 225-1875 or visit houseofrefugefl.org.

• Soprano Lorrianna Colozzo Sings Songs of Joy and Praise: The Treasure Coast Flute Choir: Lorrianna sings with the voice of an angel and will warm your heart with the magic and purity of her expressive singing. 80 Southeast Ocean Boulevard, Stuart. For more information, call (772) 287-6676.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13

• House of Refuge Lecture Series: Eric Ault presents "Florida Fish and Wildlife Fisheries Research" at 7 p.m., House of Refuge Museum, 301 S.E. MacArthur Blvd., Stuart. Season tickets are $50 (for all four Tuesday morning or Wednesday evening lectures); individual tickets are available for $15, space permitting, the week before the lecture. For more information, call (772) 225-1875 or visit houseofrefugefl.org.

SATURDAY, MARCH 16

• 3rd Saturday Gourmet in downtown Hobe Sound: The Hobe Sound Chamber of Commerce invites you to dine in style in 2019 at the 3rd Saturday Gourmet in downtown Hobe Sound from 5 - 9 p.m. This very popular, family- friendly and pet- friendly food truck series takes place under the stars on Mars & Apollo Streets. Featuring 12 different unique food trucks from all over south Florida and several local craft vendors, 3rd Saturday Gourmet is free admission. Bring chairs and picnic blankets. Please use Taste Casual Dining’s address in your GPS, 11750 SE Dixie Highway, Hobe Sound. For more information, please call the Hobe Sound Chamber of Commerce at (772) 546-4724.

TUESDAY, APRIL 9

• Suzuki Lighthouse Strings: The Treasure Coast Flute Choir: directed by Cynthia Hinkelman. Many young string players will share the joy of music in the spirit of founder Dr. Shinichi Suzuki who proclaimed in his seminal book, Nurtured by Love: The Classic Approach to Talent Education: “Perhaps it is music that will save the world.” These young people will inspire all of us! 80 Southeast Ocean Boulevard, Stuart. For more information, call (772) 287-6676.

SATURDAY, APRIL 13 — SUNDAY, APRIL 14

• Downtown Stuart Craft Fair: Over the years, this festival has grown to one of the spring's most anticipated festivals in Martin County, just north of Palm Beach County in Stuart. This outdoor craft show is set up along Osceola Street in Downtown Stuart's historic waterfront area. This event brings together some of the best crafters in the nation with paintings, wooden sculptures, ceramics, one-of-a-kind jewelry, handmade baskets and much more. An expansive green market compliments the weekend with plants, delicious dips, and homemade soaps. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. Free admission. This event will be held at 26 SW Osceola St. in Stuart. For more information, visit www.artfestival.com/festivals/stuart-craft-fair.

SATURDAY, APRIL 20

• 3rd Saturday Gourmet in downtown Hobe Sound: The Hobe Sound Chamber of Commerce invites you to dine in style in 2019 at the 3rd Saturday Gourmet in downtown Hobe Sound from 5 - 9 p.m. This very popular, family- friendly and pet- friendly food truck series takes place under the stars on Mars & Apollo Streets. Featuring 12 different unique food trucks from all over south Florida and several local craft vendors, 3rd Saturday Gourmet is free admission. Bring chairs and picnic blankets. Please use Taste Casual Dining’s address in your GPS, 11750 SE Dixie Highway, Hobe Sound. For more information, please call the Hobe Sound Chamber of Commerce at (772) 546-4724.

SATURDAY, APRIL 27

• Bunfest 2019: Southeast Bunfest is a one day event dedicated to Rabbits and Guinea Pigs and the people that love them, hosted by the Humane Society of the Treasure Coast. The purpose behind ‘Bunfest’ is to raise awareness and educate the public on proper critter care. Bunfest is a great event for critter owners, animal enthusiasts or even family considering to adopt a rabbit or guinea pig. This event will be held at Kane Center, 900 SE Salerno Rd., Stuart, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Enjoy a fun filled day of educational seminars, activities, vendors and more. For more information, visit www.southeastbunfest.org.

TUESDAY, MAY 14

• Young Artists of the Treasure Coast Youth Symphony: The Treasure Coast Flute Choir: Tom Servinsky, Director. This concert highlights some of the most accomplished youthful instrumentalists of the Treasure Coast performing solos and ensembles. 80 Southeast Ocean Boulevard, Stuart. For more information, call (772) 287-6676.

SATURDAY, MAY 18

• 3rd Saturday Gourmet in downtown Hobe Sound: The Hobe Sound Chamber of Commerce invites you to dine in style in 2019 at the 3rd Saturday Gourmet in downtown Hobe Sound from 5 - 9 p.m. This very popular, family- friendly and pet- friendly food truck series takes place under the stars on Mars & Apollo Streets. Featuring 12 different unique food trucks from all over south Florida and several local craft vendors, 3rd Saturday Gourmet is free admission. Bring chairs and picnic blankets. Please use Taste Casual Dining’s address in your GPS, 11750 SE Dixie Highway, Hobe Sound. For more information, please call the Hobe Sound Chamber of Commerce at (772) 546-4724.

TUESDAY, JUNE 11

• Stuart School of Music: The Treasure Coast Flute Choir: Cindy Kessler. Many outstanding young people study music throughout the year at the renowned Stuart School of Music where many instruments are taught by some of the finest artist teachers of the Treasure Coast. 80 Southeast Ocean Boulevard, Stuart. For more information, call (772) 287-6676.

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