FRIDAY, FEB. 8

•Friday Fest in Downtown Fort Pierce will take place in Marina Square. Live music, food, kids zone. From 5:30-9 p.m. Weather permitting. Free parking, free entry. No pets or coolers.

SATURDAY, FEB. 9

• 2019 Paws in the Park: The 5th annual Paws in the park dog walk, featuring: Rabies clinic, Microchip clinic, K-9 demonstration, Blessing of the animals, Contests for humans and dogs, and more. This event will be held at Tradition Square, 10301 SW Innovation Way, Port Saint Lucie, 7:30 a.m.

• Botanica Garden Festival Plant Sale: Botanica Garden Festival Plant Sale is open to vendors wishing to sell their plants and garden/outdoor related wares to a ready buyer who loves gardening and the outdoors. Some of the largest nurseries around the state will feature a wide array of exotic and tropical plants. This is our largest annual event. It is dedicated to the gardener and homeowner who enjoy the out of doors. Only plants, plant related materials, garden and outdoor related products will be considered. This event will be held at Port St Lucie Botanical Gardens, 2410 SE Westmoreland Blvd, Port St. Lucie, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

• POWER SQUADRON SEMINARS: Kicking off its 2019 seminar series, St. Lucie River Power Squadron will present “Weather and Forecasting,” followed by “Tides and Currents” at the Fort Pierce Yacht Club, 700 N. Indian River Drive. The “Weather and Forecasting” seminar will be held from 10 a.m. until 12 noon. The “Tides and Currents” seminar is scheduled for 1 to 3 p.m. Open to non-members at a cost of $30 for each seminar. Cash or checks made payable to SLRPS are acceptable. Please contact Paul Vallier at (772) 678.2468 or pavallier@aim.com for further information or to register.More information is available at the squadron’s website, www.slrps.org.

• Downtown Farmer's Market takes place every Saturday in Marina Square in Fort Pierce. Enjoy the sounds of Dave and the Wave! The Fort Pierce Farmer's Market is open every Saturday from 8-12! Shop for organic vegetables, wild bison sausage, house plants, fresh bread, hot sauces, seasonings, and cheeses! Enjoy protein smoothies, paella, fresh, hot coffee, and so much more!

FRIDAY, FEB. 15

• Page to Screen series: Watching and discussing the book vs. the movie of 'To Kill a Mockingbird' from 1-4 p.m., Kilmer Branch Library, 101 Melody Lane, Fort Pierce. 'To Kill a Mockingbird' (1962) is based off the 1960 book by Harper Lee about a widowed, morally upright lawyer who defends a black man accused of raping a white woman in 1930s Alabama. Meanwhile, his two young children become involved in a mystery involving the town pariah. Featuring Gregory Peck, this film is not rated with a running time of 129 minutes.. Please read the book first; copies of each selection are available for checkout. Free; no one under age 17 will be admitted without a parent or guardian. For more information, contact Jennifer Johnson at (772) 462-2199 or johnsonjen@stlucieco.org.

SATURDAY, FEB. 16

• 1714 LaPlata Fleet: Explore the history of the Treasure Coast with a four-part series at the Paula A. Lewis Library, starting at 10:30 a.m. This week, Indian River State College Professor Ronald Frazer will cover the 1714 LaPlata Fleet. These events are free and open to everyone. The Paula Lewis Branch of the St. Lucie County Library System is located at 2950 Rosser Blvd., Port St. Lucie. For more information call the Paula Lewis Branch Library at 772-871-7258 or lbtech@stlucieco.org or visit: www.stlucieco.gov/Library.

• River Jazz Presents Zvetlana: Svetlana is a critically acclaimed outstanding (Wall Street Journal) vocalist from New York and a leader of the New York based swing band, The Delancey Five (NYC Darlings Time Out). Svetlanas shows transport the audiences to the carnival of sound, seamlessly moving from sophisticated and sultry retrospection to a rowdy joyous dance party. This event will be held at Port St. Luce Civic Center, 9221 NE Civic Center Place, Port Saint Lucie, 6 - 10 p.m., for $35. For more information, visit riverjazz.club.

• Peacock 5k DASH: 1st Annual Peacock D.A.S.H. (Dating Abuse Stops Here) 5k Fun Run! In Honor of Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month our local Anytime Fitness of Ft Pierce and We Leap Inc. a 501c3 non-profit Domestic Violence Awareness Outreach in collaboration with the City of Fort Pierce. Make a day of it! After the race stay and enjoy the Kick-off of the 4th Annual Highwaymen Heritage Trail Art Show and Festival by exploring the beautiful and growing PAD (Peacock Arts District). This event will be held at Anytime Fitness of Fort Pierce, 701 Orange Ave, Fort Pierce, 7:30 a.m. For more information, visit runsignup.com/Race/FL/FortPierce/PeacockDASH5KRun.

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 20

• Florida’s Oculina Reef with John Reed: The deep-water Oculina coral reefs off Fort Pierce and eastern Florida are unique and occur nowhere else on earth. They are made entirely by a single species of coral, the Ivory Tree Coral, Oculina varicosa. HBOI scientists first discovered the coral reefs with the Johnson Sea-Link submersibles in 1975. John Reed’s research on the Oculina reefs since 1976 has resulted in the establishment of the 600-square-mile Oculina Habitat Area of Particular Concern (HAPC) which extends from Fort Pierce to St. Augustine, and is the first marine protected area in the world to protect deep water coral. John Reed of FAU Harbor Branch will be giving an update on the current state of the Oculina coral reef bank including regulations. 9 a.m., Smithsonian Marine Station, 420 Seaway Drive, Fort Pierce. Admission (includes admission to the St. Lucie County Aquarium) is $4 for adults, $3 for seniors. For more information, call (772) 465-3271 or visit www.sms.si.edu/SMEE.

FRIDAY, FEB. 22

• Kirk Cameron LIVE: Kirk Cameron (IN PERSON) will be bringing the Cameron living room to churches across the country, and want you to join him for a heartfelt conversation about what matters most to us as husbands, wives and parents. Think of it as a "home-run date night" with Kirk and his wife, Chelsea and also our special music guest, Matt Hammitt. This event will be held at Morningside Church, Port Saint Lucie, 2180 SE Morningside Blvd, Port Saint Lucie, 7 p.m. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/329322347865740.

FRIDAY, MARCH 9

• Port St. Lucie Seafood Festival: The Port St. Lucie Seafood Festival benefits the Boys & Girls Club of St. Lucie County.Enjoy delicious seafood from across the Treasure Coast with ice-cold adult beverages while you browse business and craft vendors and the little ones have fun in the KidZone.FREE parking, kids under 18 FREE, and the Kids Zone is FREE with adult paid admittance of $8 per ticket into the festival.Live music entertainment schedule coming soon. This event will be held at Port St. Lucie Civic Center, Port St. Lucie, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. For more information, visit http://bgcofslc.org/seafood-festival.

SATURDAY, MARCH 16

• Jackson and the 2nd Seminole War: Explore the history of the Treasure Coast with a four-part series at the Paula A. Lewis Library, starting at 10:30 a.m. This week, Indian River State College Professor Ronald Frazer will cover Jackson and the 2nd Seminole War. These events are free and open to everyone. The Paula Lewis Branch of the St. Lucie County Library System is located at 2950 Rosser Blvd., Port St. Lucie. For more information call the Paula Lewis Branch Library at 772-871-7258 or lbtech@stlucieco.org or visit: www.stlucieco.gov/Library.

FRIDAY, MARCH 29

• Dow Finsterwald Golf Classic: 24th annual benefit for Hibiscus Children's Center will be held at the Santa Lucia River Club at Ballantrae, 3325 Ballantrae Blvd., Port St. Lucie. Four person scramble format; $150 per player. Register by March 22. Registration and light lunch at noon, 1 p.m. shotgun start. Golf awards, cocktails and heavy hors d'oeuvres follow the tournament. For more information, call (772) 334-9311, Ext. 404, or email lswift@hcc4kids.org.

FRIDAY, APRIL 12

• Tea Time: A Journey through the Decades: An afternoon tea tasting featuring teas from around the world to benefit Treasure Coast Hospice Pediatric Care. This event will be held at 1120 Seaway Drive, Ft. Pierce, 12:30 p.m. For more information, visit https://treasurehealth.org/event/tea-time-a-journey-through-the-decades.

SATURDAY, APRIL 13

• 15th Annual Earth Day Festival at Oxbow Eco-Center: Join friends and neighbors in a celebration of all that wildlife and wild lands offer us -- beauty, inspiration, vital resources, and a sense of belonging to a community. This year, the Oxbow’s Earth Day Festival will be bigger and better than ever. The goal for our Earth Day Festival is to bring the community together to increase and reinforce awareness, knowledge and stewardship of our natural resources, inspire individual and community commitment to conservation, highlight organizations and businesses committed to sustainability, and lastly but most importantly TO HAVE FUN and CELEBRATE OUR EARTH. This event will be held at 5400 N.E. St. James Drive, Port St. Lucie, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. For more information, visit https://www.stlucieco.gov/departments-services/a-z/oxbow-eco-center/earth-day-at-the-oxbow-eco-center.

SATURDAY, APRIL 20

• Hurricane of 1928: Explore the history of the Treasure Coast with a four-part series at the Paula A. Lewis Library, starting at 10:30 a.m. This week, Indian River State College Professor Ronald Frazer will cover the Hurricane of 1928. These events are free and open to everyone. The Paula Lewis Branch of the St. Lucie County Library System is located at 2950 Rosser Blvd., Port St. Lucie. For more information call the Paula Lewis Branch Library at 772-871-7258 or lbtech@stlucieco.org or visit: www.stlucieco.gov/Library.

SATURDAY, MAY 4

• Ultimate Drive Golf Tournament: Fifth annual golf tournament benefit for the United Way of St. Lucie County. 8:30 a.m., Fairwinds Golf Course, 4400 Fairwinds Drive, Fort Pierce. To register for the tournament or for information on sponsorship opportunities, contact Roxanne Wells at (772) 464-5300 or roxanne.wells@unitedwayslc.org.

ONGOING EVENTS

• Guided Kayaking Tours: Tours start at 8 a.m. on Friday and Saturday mornings, Savannas Preserve State Park, 2541 Walton Road, Port St. Lucie. Tour the park by water with experienced kayak guides at your side. Cost is $10 per person donation to the Friends of Savannas (FriendsofSavannas.org), plus the state park admission fee ($2 a person, or $3 for a vehicle with up to 8 people). All equipment is included with your donation. The minimum age for participation is 6 years old. Reservations are required; call the park's education center at (772) 398-2779.

• Dinner & Dance: 6-9 p.m. every Tuesday, Polish American Club, 343 Prima Vista Blvd., Port St. Lucie. $14 per person. BYOB and soda. For reservations, call Cindy, (508) 287-3370.

• Bingo & trivia: Entertainment by AJ the DJ, plus drink specials, free bingo, prizes, and pop-quiz trivia, every Tuesday from 8-10 p.m., St. Lucie Lanes, 6759 S. U.S. 1, Port St. Lucie. For more information, call (772) 461-5390 or (772) 873-2981.

• Dance: 7-9:30 p.m. every Thursday, Polish American Club, 343 Prima Vista Blvd., Port St. Lucie. $8 per person. BYOB and soda. For reservations, call Cindy, (508) 287-3370.

• Mangrove & Manatee Tours: Fort Pierce Outdoor Center’s Mangrove & Manatee Tour takes guests on either a paddleboard or kayak through the mangrove estuaries and boundary waters surrounding Fort Pierce Inlet State Park. Guests can expect to see a variety of seabirds and aquatic life, even a manatee or pod of dolphins. The tour is suitable for participants of all ages and skill levels, and includes all necessary rental equipment, safety gear, and a dedicated tour guide to lead your expedition. Make sure to bring along water bottles, sunscreen, and any waterproof gear for your electronics, as this tour provides many opportunities for photo taking. The tour is 90 minutes to two hours, and begins at 9 a.m. and noon, Monday through Saturday as weather permits. Get a 360 degree view of the waterways and ecosystems of Fort Pierce Inlet State Park. Guided tour is $40 per person. Or, rent a paddleboard or kayak from the center to take your own adventure. The center faces Tucker Cove and is located at 905 Shorewinds Drive, Fort Pierce. Call (772) 979-4434 for more information. Reserve your spots online at fortpierceoutdoorcenter.com/eco-tours/.

• A.E. Backus Museum & Gallery: 500 N. Indian River Drive, along the waterfront in historic downtown Fort Pierce. Summer hours are Saturday and Sunday only through Sept. 17; the museum will close for the summer from Sept. 18 through mid-October. Admission is $5 per person. Museum members, children under 18 and active duty military admitted free; AARP, AAA and veterans with proper ID receive $2 discount on admission. For more information, call (772) 465-0630 or visit www.BackusMuseum.com.

• Jazz Society events: Tuesday, jazz jams at the Sunrise Black Box Theatre, 117 S. Second St., Fort Pierce, from 7-10 p.m. $6 cover for non-members. Full bar available. Every other Wednesday evening, jazz jams at the gardens, 6:30-9:30 p.m. $3 cover. Wine and beer available. 2410 Westmoreland Blvd., Port St. Lucie. Saturday mornings, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., jazz market in downtown Fort Pierce along the Indian River waterfront, featuring creative arts and crafts.

• Treasure Coast Eagles No. 3582 have ongoing events. Every day, bar bingo, from 10 a.m.-1 a.m. Tuesdays, ladies night from 7 -11 p.m. Free pool play, 7-11 p.m. Wednesdays, bingo 6:30-11 p.m., 12 games, final game pot is $300. Thursdays, Texas Hold-em 7-11 p.m. Buy in is $20. Free pool play, 7-11 p.m. – Fridays, open mic jam with Shawn, 7-11 p.m. - Everyone welcome. Men’s night - 7-11 p.m. Saturdays, karaoke by D-3 with Ariel and Steve, 7-11 p.m. Sundays, karaoke by D-3 with Ariel and Steve, 7-11 p.m. - Treasure Coast Eagles No. 3582 is located at 510 S. U.S. 1, No. 3, Fort Pierce. After 9 p.m. must be 21. For more information, call (772) 461-2750.

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