FRIDAY JULY 23

• Summer Camp at the Children's Garden Academy: Summer camp for ages 6-12. Lots of fun activities and field trips! Camps run weekly through Friday August 6.

Enroll and learn more online at - https://www.thechildrensgardenacademy.com/contact/.

The Children’s Garden Academy is located at 2750 SW Port St Lucie Blvd in Port St Lucie. For more information call - (772) 353-5070.

SATURDAY JULY 24

• Christmas in July: $1,000 and climbing! Come to downtown Fort Pierce on Saturday July 24 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. for the Downtown Shopping Spree Giveaway.

Take selfies in your Christmas shirt with store logos in the background & earn tickets to enter our Downtown Shopping Spree Giveaway!

Bring school supplies to Legit Cuts Barbershop and take a selfie showing the supplies and earn 2 extra tickets!!! 1 selfie per store or selfie station = 1 ticket. MUST be taken with store logo in the background.

The more stores or restaurants you visit downtown the more tickets you earn to win. WINNER takes ALL!!!! Must be 18 years or older. Bring your phone to Notions & Potions by 6pm for proof & get your tickets. Drawing will be held at 6:30 pm (you do not have to be present to win) no worries if you can’t take selfies we will help ?. Win ugly t-shirt contest by #downtownfortpierce #xmasinjuly2021. Winner receives a SPF shirt.

SATURDAY JULY 31

• Tales On The Trails - Merri-Lee Monarch: Come out to the Savannas Preserve State Park in Port St. Lucie on Saturday July 31 from 10 am to 2 pm to follow the tale of Merri-Lee Monarch.

It is the final chapter in the five-part literacy program - Tales on the Trails.

The environmentally themed storybook Merri-Lee Monarch will be placed along a trail for visitors to read as they stroll along.

Pick up your Tales on the Trails Passport at the trail entrance, and earn prizes and stamps. Tales On The Trails is geared toward kindergarten through fourth grade, but everyone is welcome. Visitors are expected to maintain distances of at least six feet apart.

The trail is unpaved and maybe muddy. We encourage closed toed shoes that can get wet.

Park Admission Fee of $3 per vehicle is required with up to 8 people, or $2 per person for anyone arriving at the park on foot or by bicycle. Passes are valid for one-day entry. You can purchase a one-day pass online by visiting www.floridastateparks.org or you can purchase your pass at the park entrance with exact cash or credit card.

The Tales on the Trails is posted along the Glass Lizard Trail to the right of the Savannas Preserve State Park Education Center located at 2541 SE Walton Road in Port St. Lucie

Questions? Call (772) 398 -2779 or go online to - www.FriendsofSavannas.org.

To learn more about Florida's award winning state parks, visit www.FloridaStateParks.org.

• Praise on The Marina: Join us at the Susan Broom Kilmer Branch Library in Fort Pierce for Praise on The Marina for its 11th year beginning Saturday, July 31 4 p.m. - 8 p.m. Free admissions and free parking in the parking garage.

We are excited to present a fantastic line-up & hope that the community will come out and support this great event.

Bring your Lawn Chairs No coolers please. Inspirational solo artists, choirs, inspirational dancers, uplifting jazz bands, spoken word artists, hip/hop rappers, bounce houses, food, fun & games.

The Susan Broom Kilmer Branch Library is located at 101 Melody Lane in Fort Pierce.

TUESDAY AUGUST 3

• Intro to Public Art - How to Successfully Submit Your Work: The purpose of these sessions is to provide hands-on, educational step-by-step methods for professional and emerging artists to become public artists. This 1-hour session will take place at the Alliance Gallery at 111 Orange Ave. in Ft. Pierce on Tuesday, August 3, 10 – 11 AM, and cover the following lessons.

- Basics of Public Art Programs

- How to prepare a Call-to-artist RFQ

- What are RFQ and RFP

- Tips to become a public artist

- Public art best practices and resources

You’re on your way to becoming a public artist. Join this workshop to get all the knowledge needed to get your masterpieces exhibit in public places in St. Lucie and beyond.

*This workshop is FREE for Cultural Alliance Members and City of Port St. Lucie residents and ONLY $25 for all other artists. Space is limited.

This workshop is presented by Debby Coles-Dobay.

To register and learn more visit - www.artstlucie.org/event/public-art-workshop.

THURSDAY AUGUST 5

• UF/FAMU Indian River Lagoon Youth Fishing Clinic: Kids ages 8-14 are invited to join us on Thursday August 5 at 1 p.m. at the east end of the South Bridge in Fort Pierce for a fun time learning how to fish or increasing their fishing skills. Each kid will receive a fishing pole and tackle box along with a chance to practice knot tying, casting and other skills before dropping their hook in the water. Caught fish will be traded for a farm raised fish to scientists from the University of Florida (UF), Florida A&M University (FAMU) and the Ocean Research & Conservation Association (ORCA) can test fish samples for toxicity and nutrients. This will be a fun, interactive learning experience. Adult supervision is required during the event.

SATURDAY AUGUST 14

• Feed the Fort: A festival to feed the homeless. We will be serving hot plates at Rizzo's Lounge in Fort Pierce from 3 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Saturday August 14.

Entertainment throughout the day and live performances as well as special celebrity guests.

Early bird tickets are $20. At the door $30.

15% of the proceeds will go to The Bridge Effect Foundation, a Martin County nonprofit devoted to the identification and proactive reduction of anxiety-causing social tensions within our communities.

Learn more on E.S.E.'s FaceBok page at - https://www.facebook.com/therealesepromotions/.

Rizzo's Lounge is located at 223 Orange Ave. in Fort Pierce.

SUNDAY AUGUST 8

• Painting with Rita!: Get creative and colorful! Paint mini-hangers/drink coasters on wood at the Cool Beans Brew in Fort Pierce with local artist Rita Polizzi.

All supplies and instruction provided.

Sunday August 8th from 1-3pm $28 per person.

Learn more at - www.coolbeansbrew.com

The Cool Beans Brew is a coffee meetinghouse in a historic home in the Peacock Arts District at 1115 Delaware Avenue in Fort Pierce.

FRIDAY AUGUST 20

• Young Pros Social - Bingo @ Islamorada Brewing!: The St Lucie County Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a Young Pros Social and Bingo at Islamorada Brewing North in Fort Pierce.

Join us for this FREE after hours social at Islamorada Brewery Brewing Company on Friday, August 20th at 6 p.m. for Bingo, beer, good eats, and fun!

Islamorada Brewing North is located at 3200 St Lucie Blvd in Fort Pierce.

SATURDAY AUGUST 21

• Brewery Tour with a Brewer: The Islamorada Beer Company is sponsoring a brewery tour with a brewer at noon on Saturday August 21 in Fort Pierce. Sign up with your bartender for a tour of the Islamorada facility or call (772) 882-4155.

Learn more at - https://www.islamoradabeerco.com/?age-verified=fe7bafeec8.

The Islamorada Beer Company is located at 3200 St. Lucie Blvd. in Fort Pierce.

SATURDAY AUGUST 28

• Kids Seawall Tournament: Join us for a fun day of fishing on Saturday August 28 at the Causeway Cover Marina in Fort Pierce! The Kids Seawall Tournament is open to all kids 15 & younger.

There will be 3 age categories with the chance to win a trophy for 1st through 3rd Place in all 3 age groups.

Free Entry * Free Bait * Free Raffle

Fishing will take place from 11am to 12:45pm with awards and raffle immediately following.

Registration on https://anglerarmory.com/world-championship-kingfish-tournament/fort-pierce-fish-kids-seawall-tournament/.

IMPORTANT: If you had registered for the tournament previously, we ask you re-register your kid/s to make sure we have accurate info on ages and t-shirt sizes.

The Causeway Cover Marina is located at 601 Seaway Drive in Fort Pierce.

THURSDAY AUGUST 26 through SATURDAY AUGUST 28

• World Championship Kingfish Tournament: Who will bring home the trophy for the Inaugural World Championship? All teams are invited to compete in the World Championship Kingfish Tournament at the Causeway Cove Marina in Fort Pierce!

Tournament week will include the following:

Thursday, May 26th - Captain's Party

Friday, May 27th - Wild West Kingfish Tournament (separate entry/separate payout)

Saturday, May 28th - World Championship Tournament/Awards for both Wild West & Championship

Get registered at www.ANGLERARMORY.com

The Causeway Cover Marina is located at 601 Seaway Drive in Fort Pierce.

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 4

• Rhythms and Reggae: Calling ALL Food and Music Lovers! You and your family and friends are invited to join us at the Causeway Cove Marina in Fort Pierce for Rhythms & Reggae Music Festival on Saturday, September 4th from 12-noon to 8 p.m.

Rhythms & Reggae features Blues, Country, Funk, Jazz, RnB, Rock, Latin, and Reggae.

Rhythms & Reggae is a (weather permitting) family-friendly event that will feature live music, children's activities, arts/craft vendors and food vendors.

Bring your appetites for some delicious food, dancing, and music Alton Prater Events invites the community to take part in R&R Rhythms & Reggae.

Tickets are $5.

For tickets and vendor info go to - www.altonprater.com.

Proceeds from the Rhythms & Reggae will be used to support HYPE INC & Praise on The Marina.

R&R will be presented ever quarterly starting 2021 it will be one of the BIGGEST and HOTTEST quarterly festivals on the Treasure Coast.

Questions: Email - info@altonprater.com or call (561) 440-5444.

The Causeway Cove Marina is located at 601 Seaway Drive in Fort Pierce.

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 26

• 7th Annual Chimpathon 5K 10K: We are back in-person for the 7th Annual Save the Chimps Chimpathon 5K 10K! Save the Chimps is the largest privately funded chimpanzee sanctuary in the world.

100% of all funds raised from the 7th Annual Chimpathon will go directly towards caring for our chimps.

The Chimpathon takes place at the St. Lucie County Fairgrounds on Sunday, September 26th at 7am. Due to health concerns for our Chimpanzee residents we will not be running through the sanctuary this year. This year's Chimpathon will feature a flat and fast route out and back along Peacock Rd.

Are you interested in becoming a sponsor? Contact Southern Timing at info@southerntimingfl.com to learn more!

Tickets for 7th Annual Chimpathon 5K 10K can be booked here -https://raceroster.com/events/2021/46418/7th-annual-chimpathon-5k-10k.

The St. Lucie County Fairgrounds is located at 15601 Midway Road in Fort Pierce.

WEDNESDAY SEPT. 29 thru SUNDAY OCT. 3

• 2nd Indianhead Reunion: The Second (Indianhead) Division Association is searching for anyone who served in the Army's 2nd Infantry Division at any time. For information about the association and our 99th annual reunion in Kansas City, Missouri from September 29 - October 3.

Visit our website at www.2ida.org or contact Bob Haynes at 2idahq@comcast.net or call (224) 225-1202.

THURSDAY OCTOBER 14

• Port St. Lucie's Business Showcase: Discover a local business to support at Port St. Lucie’s Home-Based Business Showcase! The City of Port St. Lucie is hosting a Home-Based Business Showcase on Thursday October 14 to offer business owners a opportunity to market their product or service and make valuable connections.

The event takes place at the MidFlorida Credit Union Event Center in Port St.Lucie.

Want to be a Vendor?

Showcase your business or service by reserving your booth today at - www.cityofpsl.com/businesstax. Registration is now open at $25.

After Sept. 11, 2021, the sign-up registration fee is $35.

Learn more at - https://www.cityofpsl.com/government/departments/financial-management-department/business-tax-division.

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The 2021 Home-Based Business Showcase will provide a venue for local vendors to display and sell their products and meet potential customers.

The public will have an opportunity to support local makers, artisans, and direct sellers.

The Home-Based Business Showcase is free to the public.

ONGOING EVENTS

• Monthly Network Breakfast: The St. Lucie County Chamber of Commerce invites you to the Gator Trace Country Club for a Monthly Networking Breakfast on the second Tuesday of every month.

The cost is $13.

RSVP online is required.

RSVP at https://stluciechamber.org/.

The Gator Trace Country Club is located at 4302 Gator Trace Drive in Fort Pierce.

• St. Lucie County Chamber of Commerce Ladies Luncheon: The St. Lucie County Chamber of Commerce Ladies Luncheon happens on the first Friday of every month from 12-noon to 1 p.m. at the Fort Pierce Woman's Club. The Women's Club is located at 2408S. 29 Street in Fort Pierce.

The cost is $20. Bring a raffle prize to share, plus a 50/50 raffle.

An RSVP is required at - www.stluciechamber.org.

• Protect Your A/C & Beat The Heat Lecture: St. Lucie AC Repair Pros invites you to an ongoing series of special lectures on the 15th of every month.

We will be discussing the current problems of air conditioning and heat issues in Port St Lucie. We will talk about how to prevent common problems, and how to properly give maintenance to your A/C unit. Join us as we interact, share ideas and special tips.

These FREE lectures take place at the St Lucie AC Repair Pros HQ located at 145 NW Central Park Plaza #199 in Port St. Lucie

• Mommy and Me Mondays!: Mommy and Me Mondays sponsored by Renaissance Charter School of St Lucie is BACK!!! We meet on the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. throughout the school year.

Parents with toddlers and preschoolers are welcome to come join us IN PERSON every other week at the Superior Barre Company in Port St. Lucie. Come meet other parents and children and have a fun morning out! Parents must stay with their child. Due to COVID we cannot have visitors in the school at this time.

Then on opposite weeks we will meet virtually for morning circle and song, a themed story and craft activity, along with a snack!

The Superior Barre Company is located at 1074 SW Bayshore Blvd in Port St. Lucie. The Renaissance Charter School of St Lucie is located at 300 NW Cashmere Blvd. in Port St. Lucie.

• Master Gardeners: The St. Lucie County Master Gardener Volunteers have resumed their activities at the Morningside Branch on Tuesdays and Fridays from 1 to 3 p.m.

The Florida Master Gardener Volunteer Program is a volunteer-driven program that benefits UF/IFAS Extension and the citizens of Florida. The program relies on dedicated volunteers who have an interest in gardening and in giving back to their communities.

The Master Gardener Volunteers make recommendations to home-owners based on information generated by the University of Florida or other Land Grant Universities. Residents can bring in their plants or weeds to be identified, soil tested or they can speak to a Master Gardener Volunteer about their horticulture issues or seek landscaping or gardening advice. In the meantime, if you need to speak to a Master Gardener Volunteer, they can still be reached through email sl-mg@ifas.ufl.edu or by calling at 772-337-5654.

Morningside Branch is located at 2410 Morningside Blvd., Port St. Lucie.

• Farmers Market and Craft Show: The farmers market and craft show at the Fort Pierce Marina is a Saturday morning tradition in downtown Fort Pierce.

Come enjoy the wide variety of vendors at the market from 8 a.m. until 12 noon. There are over 70 friendly vendors that offer a wonderful and diverse selection of delicious foods, exotic plants, savory spices, and much much more!

The Farmers Market and Craft Show happens every Saturday morning at #1 Avenue A in downtown Fort Pierce.

Learn more by visiting their website - https://fortpiercefarmersmarket.com/.

• Do Manatees communicate with one another?: Lunch and learn at the Manatee Observation and Education Center. Join Beth Brady of Sirenian International to learn about manatee vocalizations and what they might be saying. It happens at 12 Noon the second Friday of every month. Location: The Manatee Center, 480 N Indian River Dr Fort Pierce.

• Daughters of The American Revolution: The Daughters of The American Revolution, St. Lucie Chapter, holds monthly luncheon meetings from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the 2nd Tuesday of every month. The cost is $18. All meetings are held in Port St. Lucie. Guests, prospective members, and HODARS are always welcome. If you would like information about attending a meeting or find out how to join our Chapter, contact: Regent Dolores Taliercio by email at - dtalierc317@aol.com.

Learn more on our website at – https://sites.rootsweb.com/~flslrdar/.

• St. Lucie County’s Community Yard Sale: St. Lucie County’s Community Yard Sale takes place at the John B. Park Sports Complex every Saturday from 7 a.m. – 2 p.m. Admission to the Yard Sale is free; however, the cost to set up a booth is $20 for those that pre-register. Those who don’t pre-register will be required to pay $30 on the day of yard sale.

To rent space, contact St. Lucie County’s Parks and Recreation staff at 772-462-2110. The John B. Parks Sports Complex is located at 1302 Virginia Ave. in Fort Pierce.

• Food Bank Family/Friends Day: Join us for Friends & Family Day on the first Saturday of each month from 9 a.m. 12 p.m. at Treasure Coast Food Banks Distribution Center, located at 401 Angle Road in Fort Pierce, to help sort and pack food and other essentials for children, seniors, families, and veterans in need. Friends & Family Volunteer Day is a day that celebrates the power of families working together to make a difference! Its a perfect opportunity for parents and mentors to bond with and teach children valuable, real-life lessons about compassion and the power of making a difference. For more information, call (772) 489-3034 or visit https://stophunger.org/.

• Family Storytime at Kilmer Branch: A different topic each month! Stories, songs, movement, crafts and more. This program is most suited for children ages 4 to 8 years. All Library events are open to the public and offered at no charge. Parents & caregivers, please plan to stay with children during the story session. Event occurs the first Saturday of each month. Kilmer Branch Library is located at 101 Melody Lane in Fort Pierce. For more information, contact Gicele Perna at 772-462-2812 or e-mail pernag@stlucieco.org.

• Lego Play at Hurston Branch Library: Lego Play gives toddlers the change to build their imagination and social skills. Event occurs every first Saturday of the month and is free to the public. The Zora Neale Hurston Branch of the St. Lucie County Library System is located at 3008 Avenue D, Fort Pierce. For more information about library programs call 772-462-2154 or visit www.stlucieco.gov/library.

• Jumperoo and School Day Jump: Urban Air Adventure Park in Port St. Lucie offers a special time each week when we open the park just for kids 5 & under, trampolines only. It happens every Friday of every month from 10 a.m. to 12 noon at the Urban Air Adventure Park at 9020 South US Hwy 1 in Port St. Lucie. It's $9.99 per child*; no charge for parents.

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