SATURDAY, MAY 18

• Walk n Roll to Cure Ataxia: The Treasure Coast Walk n Roll to Cure Ataxia will take place on Saturday, May 18 at 9 a.m. (registration at 8). The walk is sponsored by the National Ataxia Foundation. Ataxia is a rare neurological disease affecting a person’s ability to walk, talk, and use fine motor skills. The walk will take participants around the lake at 10807 SW Traditional Square in Port St. Lucie. For more information, contact Lisa Cole at (772) 370-3041 or email lisacoleataxia@gmail.com

• Water Champions Basic Training: The Oxbow Eco-Center wants every resident to have the knowledge and confidence to get involved. That’s why the environmental education staff developed a half-day course designed to empower those who would like to learn the basics: What are the pollutants? Where do they come from? How do they enter our waterways? How do they cause harm there? And most importantly, what can we do about it? Part of the St. Lucie Water Champions Initiative, this Basic Training will take place on Saturday, May 18 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Oxbow Eco-Center located at 5400 NE St. James Drive, Port St. Lucie. It is free and open to ages 13 and older. Lunch will be provided. To register for the May 18 Basic Training, please call the Oxbow Eco-Center at 772-785-5833 or email oxbow@stlucieco.org. For more information about the St. Lucie Water Champions program, please visit www.oxboweco.com

FRIDAY, MAY 24

• “Movies in the Fort”: Free Outdoor Film Series: From January to May, parks in six neighborhoods will host FREE outdoor movies featuring today’s blockbusters and classic family favorites. Movies in the Fort gives residents in all parts of the city an opportunity to engage with their neighbors and community. Fort Pierce is committed to increasing access to family-friendly cultural opportunities, and this new movie series is a perfect example of this work. The Sandlot, rated PG, Former PAL Center (903 S 21st St). All movies begin at dusk. Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and/or blankets. Patrons are also welcome to bring their own picnic dinner. Visit the City’s Facebook page for details about pre-show activities on select movie nights. Movies, dates and times are subject to change, for more information visit www.CityofFortPierce.comor call Joe Sweat at (772) 467-3031.

• Lewis Library Virtual Reality Program: Wonder what it’s like to swim with whales? Want to step inside a Van Gogh painting? Virtual Reality uses a computer, headset and sensors to immerse you directly into a three-dimensional, computer-generated world. Your head, hands and body movements are tracked to let you interact with what you see inside the headset. Come check out the library’s Vive Virtual Reality System. No reservations required. All ages welcome, but children under 16 must be accompanied by parent or guardian. The Paula A. Lewis Library is located at 2950 SW Rosser Blvd. in Port St. Lucie, and the program will be held at 2 - 4 p.m. For additional information about library events visit: www.stlucieco.gov/library or contact at (772) 871-5470 or lbtech@stlucieco.org.

How to Train a Dragon Free Movie: On Saturday, May 25 at 2 p.m. for “How to Train a Dragon: The Hidden World.” at Paula A. Lewis Library, located at 2950 SW Rosser Blvd. in Port St. Lucie. Featuring the voices of Jay Baruche and America Ferrera, this is the third film in this animated series. Hiccup discovers Toothless isn't the only Night Fury dragon, so he must seek "The Hidden World,” a secret Dragon Utopia, before a hired tyrant named Grimmel finds it first. The movie Is rated PG with a running time of 104 minutes. The event is free, but space is limited. For more information, call 772-871-5484 or visit www.stlucieco.gov/library

THURSDAY, JUNE 6

• The Thursday Afternoon Book Discussion Group: The Thursday Afternoon Book Discussion Group meets on the first Thursday of each month at 3 p.m. and open to everyone; the book of the week will be "An American Marriage” by Tayari Jones. The Port St. Lucie Branch of the St. Lucie County Library System is located at 180 SW Prima Vista Blvd., Port St. Lucie. For more information call the Morningside Branch Library at 772-871-5450 or visit: www.stlucieco.gov/Library.

• Live Music at Rhumcay Beach Resort: Come sit on Florida’s biggest inlet and on Atlantic Ocean and let me sing you songs about living in Fort Pierce, Okeechobee, Indiantown, and Florida History! Good friends and good drinks abound. Live music will take place all night at The Rhumcay Beach Resort and Island Grille, located at 110 S Ocean Drive in Fort Pierce on Thursday, June 6 beginning at 6 p.m. For more information, call (772) 882-3602 or visit www.rhumcay.com

THURSDAY, JULY 11

• The Thursday Afternoon Book Discussion Group: The Thursday Afternoon Book Discussion Group meets on the first Thursday of each month at 3 p.m. and open to everyone; the book of the week will be "One Thousand White Women” by Jim Fergus. The Port St. Lucie Branch of the St. Lucie County Library System is located at 180 SW Prima Vista Blvd., Port St. Lucie. For more information call the Morningside Branch Library at 772-871-5450 or visit: www.stlucieco.gov/Library.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 1

• The Thursday Afternoon Book Discussion Group: The Thursday Afternoon Book Discussion Group meets on the first Thursday of each month at 3 p.m. and open to everyone; the book of the week will be "We Were the Lucky Ones” by Georgia Hunter. The Port St. Lucie Branch of the St. Lucie County Library System is located at 180 SW Prima Vista Blvd., Port St. Lucie. For more information call the Morningside Branch Library at 772-871-5450 or visit: www.stlucieco.gov/Library.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 31

• Fishing for Futures Tournament: The 2nd Annual Fishing for Futures will take place on Saturday, August 31 at the Manatee Observation Center located at 480 N Indian River Drive in Fort Pierce. The event will be benefiting the Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Lucie County. $12,000 of a total prize package and $5,000 for the biggest fish will be awarded. The tournament will encompass both inshore and offshore fishing. For more information, call 772-460-9918 or email dknupp@bgcofslc.org

THURSDAY, SEPT. 5

• The Thursday Afternoon Book Discussion Group: The Thursday Afternoon Book Discussion Group meets on the first Thursday of each month at 3 p.m. and open to everyone; the book of the week will be "Life after Life” by Jill McCorkle. The Port St. Lucie Branch of the St. Lucie County Library System is located at 180 SW Prima Vista Blvd., Port St. Lucie. For more information call the Morningside Branch Library at 772-871-5450 or visit: www.stlucieco.gov/Library.

THURSDAY, OCT. 3

• Thursday Evening Book Discussion Group: The Thursday Evening Group meets on the first Thursday of each month (except July) at 6 p.m. and is open to everyone. This week's book is "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” by Mark Haddon. A limited number of Library copies of each selection are available for checkout on a first-come, first-served basis. All selections are in print and most are available in paperback. Many are also available as e-book purchases. The Kilmer Branch of the St. Lucie County Library System is located at 101 Melody Lane. For more information about this program call at 772-462-2199 or visit: www.stlucieco.gov/Library.

THURSDAY, NOV. 7

• Thursday Evening Book Discussion Group: The Thursday Evening Group meets on the first Thursday of each month (except July) at 6 p.m. and is open to everyone. This week's book is "The Muralist” by B.A. Shapiro. A limited number of Library copies of each selection are available for checkout on a first-come, first-served basis. All selections are in print and most are available in paperback. Many are also available as e-book purchases. The Kilmer Branch of the St. Lucie County Library System is located at 101 Melody Lane. For more information about this program call at 772-462-2199 or visit: www.stlucieco.gov/Library.

THURSDAY, DEC. 5

• Thursday Evening Book Discussion Group: The Thursday Evening Group meets on the first Thursday of each month (except July) at 6 p.m. and is open to everyone. This week's book is "An American Marriage” by Tayari Jones. A limited number of Library copies of each selection are available for checkout on a first-come, first-served basis. All selections are in print and most are available in paperback. Many are also available as e-book purchases. The Kilmer Branch of the St. Lucie County Library System is located at 101 Melody Lane. For more information about this program call at 772-462-2199 or visit: www.stlucieco.gov/Library.

ONGOING EVENTS

• The Thursday Afternoon Book Discussion Group: The Thursday Afternoon Book Discussion Group meets on the first Thursday of each month at 3 p.m. and open to everyone. The Port St. Lucie Branch of the St. Lucie County Library System is located at 180 SW Prima Vista Blvd., Port St. Lucie. For more information call the Morningside Branch Library at 772-871-5450 or visit: www.stlucieco.gov/Library.

• Free violin lessons: Every Thursday, 4-5:30 p.m., Lakewood Park United Methodist Church, 5405 Turnpike Feeder Road, Fort Pierce. You must have your own violin or rent one from the church. For more information, call (772) 465-1187.

• Babies 2 Teens Kids Club: 9:30-10:30 a.m., every Saturday, at 4830 U.S. 1, Fort Pierce. All age groups for children. Free sign up, free snacks, free books to check out. Call (772) 242-1909 for more information.

• Free Meditation Classes: Non duality and self inquiry: Who am I? How to chatter mind to stillness, free from stress & illness. Presented by Ted Leitho who has been teaching ancient techniques for enlightenment for over 20 years. All donations go to help the church- Free. Saturdays at 10 a.m. at Port St. Lucie Community Center, 2195 S.E. Airoso Blvd., Port St. Lucie, and Sundays at 8:30 a.m. at Unity Church in Jensen Beach. Please call (772) 777-3250 in the mornings to reserve your seat.

• Weekly Storytime Jam: Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m., Zora Neale Hurston Branch Library, 3008 Avenue D, Fort Pierce. Designed for ages 2-5, this interactive program will have your young ones clapping, dancing, singing and listening to stories each week. For more information, call (772) 462-2154 or visit http://library.stlucieco.gov or email rovitoa@stlucieco.org.

• Restless Leg Syndrome support group: There is new updated information to share regarding this debilitating disease, as well as free brochures. For more information, call Mary at (423) 390-1187.

• The Treasure Coast Woodcarvers meet on Tuesdays and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon at the Walton Community Center, 11090 Ridge Ave., Fort Pierce, (near the Walton Road and Lake Shore Drive intersection.) All persons age 16 and above are welcome. No experience necessary. For more information, visit www.tcwoodcarvers.com.

• New group for tech savvy seniors: Meets from 10-11:30 a.m., first and third Thursday each month, starting May 1, at the Zora Neale Hurston Branch Library, 3008 Avenue D, Fort Pierce. Free program is designed to provide hands-on computer instruction, including the basics of computing, keeping in touch with family and friends, and saving money on grocery bills with couponing websites. For more information, call (772) 462-2154 or visit http://library.stlucieco.gov.

• Wednesday Green Market: Noon to 6 p.m., rain or shine, in Fort Pierce Marina Square, 101 Melody Lane, Fort Pierce.

• Tai Chi classes: Held at Oxbow Eco-Center, 5400 N.E. St. James Drive, Port St. Lucie. Beginner and intermediate classes are held on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.; Fridays at 9:15 a.m. and Saturdays at 3 p.m. Tai Chi Yang Form Classes are held on Fridays at 10:30 a.m. Tai Chi instructors Hilde and Hector Ruiz-Puyana will lead the classes, designed for everyone, including those who suffer from arthritis, diabetes, osteoporosis and balance issues. Appropriate for ages 16 and older, the cost is $10 per class or $32 for four classes. Reservations are required. For more information, call (772) 785-5833 or visit www.oxboweco.com.

• Gay men’s book discussion group: Meets on the fourth Saturday of each month at 2 p.m. to discuss the chosen books, which are by or about gay authors or themes. Books are chosen by the participants, and the discussions of characters, plots and interpretations of the books are lively. Meetings are held in a private home, and a light snack is served. For more information, visit http://gaymensbookdiscussiongroup.weebly.com/

• Free quit smoking now classes: The Quit Smoking Now Program is free of charge and provides free nicotine replacement therapy (patches, gum, or lozenges) while supplies last to those who are eligible. Class is available in the area. For more information or to register, call (877) 819-2357 or visit http://www.eahectobacco.com/

• St. Lucie Chapter of National Federation of the Blind: Meets monthly on the second Tuesday, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at WQCS Radio station at Indian River State College, 3209 Virginia Ave., Fort Pierce. National Federation of the Blind, founded in 1940, is the oldest, largest and most influential organization to help blind and visually impaired people in the U.S. Open to all ages, including children and their parents. For more information, contact Doreen Franklin at (772) 284-4458.

• TC RC Scale Boats: 8-11 a.m. every Sunday, rain or shine, on the east side of Lake Tradition in Port St. Lucie. All ages. The Treasure Coast RC Scale Boaters is a radio controlled model boat club promoting electric scale model boating. Bring your boats, questions, ideas, or just come and watch. A club boat is available for anybody, child or adult, who would like to try it. (Electric scale only; no fast electric or gas.) Free, parking is available next to launch area. For more information, visit www.TCRCBoaters.org.

• SCORE Regular Weekly Training: SCORE & Indian River State College Small Business Development Council provide free individual business counseling sessions for all small businesses at the St. Lucie County Chamber of Commerce, 2397 West Midway Road, Fort Pierce, every Thursday at 9 a.m., 10 a.m. and 11 a.m., by appointment only. Register for an appointment at www.treasurecoast.score.org.

• Tai Chi classes: Tuesdays at 9 a.m. at Heathcote Botanical Gardens, 210 Savannah Road, Fort Pierce. Join Tai Chi instructor Charlie Ottesen for an hour of relaxation and peace in the serene garden. The cost for the Tai Chi class is $10 per person. For more information call Heathcote at (772) 464-4672.

• Green Market and Food Co-Op at Orange Avenue at the Intercoastal in Fort Pierce. There will be fresh produce, honey, all natural meats, vegan, veggie, raw and gluten-free food truck. Live music. For more information, call (772) 465-5658 or email tawyner@aceweb.com.

• 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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