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St. Lucie County Community Calendar, updated March 25

By Treasure Coast Newspapers, Stuart, Fla.
McClatchy-Tribune Information Services

March 25--NEW LISTINGS

Gene Lofton Walkathon "Walk Strong, Carry On": Family event; bounce house, food vendors, entertainment, the Remnants band. 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m.March 29. Lawnwood Stadium, 2000 Virginia Ave., Fort Pierce. $10-$15. 772-577-6189; www.arcofstlucie.org.

Interactive Panel Discussion: "Music, Society and Expression at IRSC." 1-2:15 p.m.April 8. IRSC Main Campus, Room N-135, 3209 Virginia Ave., Fort Pierce. 772-462-4772; www.irsc.edu.

UF/IFAS "Taste of Florida"/"Know Your Farmers, Know Your Food": Taste fresh vegetables donated by area growers. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.April 2. USDA Horticultural Research Lab, 2001 South Rock Road, Fort Pierce. 772-462-1660.

Kid's Fishing Clinic: 9 a.m.April 5. Fort Pierce Inlet State Park, 905 Shorewinds Drive, Fort Pierce. Ages 6-12. Reservation: 772-468-3985; floridastateparks.org.

Bingo Luncheon: Also: Pot of gold, Chinese auction. Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary. Noon April 7. K of C Hall, 451 S.W. Ravenswood Lane, Port St. Lucie. $7. 772-336-9486.

History Hike: Ranger-guided tour. 1 p.m.March 29. Fort Pierce Inlet State Park, 905 Shorewinds Drive, Fort Pierce. With park admission. Register: 772-468-3985; floridastateparks.org.

Paleo Florida: The Archaeology Of Florida's First People (kids archaeology) hand-on workshop. 1:30-3:30 p.m.March 28. Oxbow Eco-Center, 5400 N.E. St. James Drive, Port St. Lucie. Age: 8+. Register: 772-785-5833; oxbow@stlucieco.org.

USS Iwo Jima (LPH2/LDH7) Shipmates Organization: Aug. 27-31. Crowne Plaza Hotel, Jacksonville. Contact Robert G. McAnnally, 152 Frissell St., Hampton, VA 23663; 757-723-0317; yujack46709@gmail.com; ussiwojimashipmates.cfns.net.

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SPECIAL EVENTS

TUESDAY

Fort Pierce Jazz & Blues Festival: Midday concert series; brown bag lunches, beverages available. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Bluesday Tuesday with Rockin' Jake. On the waterfront across from the Main Library, downtown Fort Pierce. Donations accepted. 722-460- 5299; www.jazzsociety.org.

CASTLE Memory Field: Honoring children who died from abuse or neglect. 10 a.m. CASTLE Administrative Office, 3525 W. Midway Road, Fort Pierce.

Leah Williamson Chapter of Hadassah: General meeting, brown bag lunch, mini beauty party. 12:30-2:30 p.m.Temple Beth El Israel, 551 S.W. Bethany Drive, Port St. Lucie. RSVP: 772-873-4679.

CLA Estate Planning Workshop: Providing information for seniors. 9:30 a.m. Springhill Suites by Marriott, 2000 N.W. Courtyard Circle, Port St. Lucie. Seniors. 866-252-8721; claestateservices.com.

Wii Games Day: Compete in racing, sports, dancing and other Nintendo games. 2 p.m.Hurston Branch Library, 3008 Avenue D, Fort Pierce. 772-462-2154; library.stlucieco.gov.

Parade of Homes: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.March 24-28; Parade weekend, noon-5 p.m.March 30. Treasure Coast, 109 S.E. Calmo Circle, Port St. Lucie. 561-719-3931; www.paradeofhomestreasurecoast.com.

Healthy Living Program: Designed to educate adults about health, nutrition. 11 a.m.March 25, April 22, May 27. Zora Neale Hurston Library, 3008 Avenue D, Fort Pierce. Adults. 772-462-2154; library.stlucieco.gov.

WEDNESDAY

Fort Pierce Jazz & Blues Festival: Midday concert series; brown bag lunches, beverages available. 11 a.m.-2 p.m.March 26. Fort Pierce Jazz & Blues Ensemble featuring James McCreavy and Steve Ahearn and vocal stylings of Maurice Frank. On the waterfront across from the Main Library, downtown Fort Pierce. Donations accepted. 722-460- 5299; www.jazzsociety.org.

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Marine Science Lecture Series: "King Crab Invasion in Antarctica" with Dr. Kathryn Smith. 9 a.m. Smithsonian Marine Ecosystems Exhibit, SLC Aquarium, 420 Seaway Drive, Fort Pierce. Adults. Free with paid admission ($3-$4; annual memberships $15). Register: 772-465-3271.

Informational Meeting: About the Crosstown Parkway extension bridge as the project moves forward. 4-7 p.m.PSL Community Center, 2195 S.E. Airoso Blvd., Port St. Lucie. www.cityofpsl.com/public-works/crosstown_parkway/project_development/index.html.

HBOI Foundation Grants Committee: Telephonic meeting. 12:30 p.m. FAU Harbor Branch Oceanographic, 5600 U.S. 1 North, Fort Pierce. Reservation: 772-466-9876; hboifoundation.org.

RECURRING EVENTS

TUESDAY

DANCE

Line Dancing: 9:30-10:30 a.m. River Walk Center, 600 N. Indian River Drive, Fort Pierce. $5. 772-528-8318.

EXERCISE/HEALTH

Fencing Classes: 1-2:30 p.m.Treasure Coast Fencing Academy, Crowne Plaza, 8649 S. U.S. 1, Port St. Lucie. Youth. Free first lesson. Register: 772-618-3099; kenfencer@gmail.com.

Hapkido Karate: 7 p.m. River Walk Center, 600 N. Indian River Drive, Fort Pierce. 772-285-4063.

Karate for Christ: 5 p.m.6 p.m.7 p.m. LaSala's Dojo, 2965 W. Midway Road, Fort Pierce. Age 5+. Monthly dues or per class fee. 772-332-0101; lasalasdojo.com.

Pilates: Pilates Reformer class. 9:30 a.m.Brandhorst Fitness, 1614 S. 31st St., Fort Pierce. $25. Register: 786-502-1453; facebook.com/brandhorstfitness.

Self-defense/Kickboxing Class: 8 p.m. LaSala's Dojo, 2965 West Midway Road, Fort Pierce. Age 14+. $7.50. 772-332-0101; lasalasdojo.com.

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Tai Chi for Health: Beginner & intermediate classes. 10:30 a.m. Oxbow Eco-Center, 5400 N.E. St. James Drive, Port St. Lucie. Age 16+. $10-$32. Reservation: 772-785-5833; oxbow@stlucieco.org.

Tai Chi for Health: Beginner, intermediate classes. 10:30 a.m., 6:30 p.m. Oxbow Eco-Center, 5400 N.E. St. James Drive, Port St. Lucie. Age 16+. $10 class/$32 4 classes. Register: 772-785-5833; oxbow@stlucieco.org.

GAMES

Bingo: Snacks, hamburgers, hot dogs, soda sold. 6 p.m.Polish American Social Club, 343 N.W. Prima Vista Blvd., Port St. Lucie. Ages: 21+. $20-$25. 772-879-9616; pascslm.org.

Bingo/Italian Night: Dinner 5 p.m.-6:45 p.m. bingo 7 p.m.West St. Lucie Elks 2823 Lodge, 440 N.W. Peacock Blvd., Port St. Lucie. Ages 18+. $20/10 games. 772-873-8192; elks2823.com.

Bingo: 4 p.m. VFW 8058, Kirby Loop Road, Fort Pierce. Ages 18+. 772-464-1675.

Texas Hold'em Charity Tournaments: 7 p.m.Mickey Finn's, 269 S.E. Port St. Lucie Blvd., Port St. Lucie. Age: 18+. $15. 772-817-2516.

NATURE

Alligator Jungle Eco-Cruise: With Capt. Dana and Deena Wade. 1 p.m.RiverPark Marina, 500 E. Prima Visa Blvd., Port St. Lucie. Reservation: $15-$21.60. 772-489-8344; riverlillycruises.com.

St. Lucie River Princess: 10:30 a.m.1:30 p.m.Rivergate at Veterans Park, 2200 S.E. Veteran's Memorial Parkway, Port St Lucie$14-$20. Reservation: 772-342-2450; stlucierivercruise.

Gopher Tortoise Program: 1-2 p.m.Environmental Learning Center, 255 Live Oak Drive, Vero Beach. $5. www.DiscovereELC.org.

OTHER

Gardening Advice: SLC Master Gardeners. 9 a.m.-noon. SLC UF/IFAS Extension Office, 8400 Picos Road, Ste. 1010, Fort Pierce. 772-462-1660; stlucie.ifas.ufl.edu.

Gardening Questions Answered: SLC Master Gardeners. 1-3 p.m.Morningside Library, 2410 S.E. Morningside Blvd., Port St. Lucie. 772-337-5654; stlucie.ifas.ufl.edu.

Individual Genealogy Help: 9 a.m.-noon. FP Library, 101 Melody Lane, Fort Pierce. 772-462-1615; www.tcgsfl.org.

WEDNESDAY

M & M Kids Club: Music, games, Bible lessons, tutoring, crafts, and a light supper. 4:30-7 p.m. 1st Presbyterian Church of Port St. Lucie, 2240 S.E. Walton Road, Port St. Lucie. K-6th grade. Free. Register: 772-3358-900; firstpresbypsl@bellsouth.net.

Shake Rattle & Read: 10:30 a.m.Morningside Library, 2410 S.E. Morningside Blvd., Port St. Lucie. Ages: 1-3. 772-337-5632; library.stlucieco.gov.

DANCE

Belly Dance: Level 1. 3 p.m. TrysT Downtown, 305 Orange Ave., Fort Pierce. Age 14+. $15-$45. 772-460-7971; thumbtack.com/heliabellydance.

Line Dancing Classes: Beginners. 6-6:30 p.m. River Walk Center, 600 N. Indian River Drive, Fort Pierce. $3. 772-528-8318; wildrosesdanceteam.com.

EXERCISE/health

Dharma Yoga: 5:30 p.m. Garden Club Center, 911 Park Way, Fort Pierce. 305-778-6117; yogarocks6@gmail.com.

Fencing Classes: 6:30-8 p.m.Treasure Coast Fencing Academy, Crowne Plaza, 8649 S. U.S. 1, Port St. Lucie. Youth. Free first lesson. Register: 772-618-3099; kenfencer@gmail.com.

Gentle Yoga: Chair yoga and meditation. 8:30 a.m.Palm Health and Wellness, 208 Avenue E, Downtown in the Edgartown District, Fort Pierce. Adults. $7. 72-801-5584; www.phw.massagetherapy.com.

Instructional Grappling Class: 5:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m. LaSala's Dojo, 2965 W. Midway Road, Fort Pierce. Age 5+. $7.50. 772-332-0101; lasalasdojo.com.

Jazzercise: 10-11 a.m. River Walk Center, 600 N. Indian River Drive, Fort Pierce. Ages: 16+. 772-489-1198; jazzwithsandi@aol.com.

MMA Class: 10-11:30 a.m. LaSala's Dojo, 2965 W. Midway Road, Fort Pierce. Men & women, age 15+. Monthly dues or per class fee. 772-332-0101; lasalasdojo.com.

Slimnastics: 10 a.m. River Walk Center, 600 N. Indian River Drive, Fort Pierce. $10 mo. 772-489-6473; ftpcc@city-ftpierce.com.

Tai Chi for Health: 10:30-11:30 a.m.Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens, 2410 S.E. Westmoreland Blvd., Port St. Lucie. 772-408-6008; www.pslbotanicalgardens.org.

Yoga: 8 a.m., 5:30 p.m. River Walk Center, 600 N. Indian River Drive, Fort Pierce. Register: 305-778-6117; yogarocks6@gmail.com.

Yoga and Meditation: Gentle beginners yoga class followed by intro. stress reduction meditation. 8:30-9. m., 9-9:30 a.m.Palm Health & Wellness, 208 Ave. E., Fort Pierce$7-$10. Register: 772-801-5584; www.phw.massagetherapy.com.

Zumba: 8:30 a.m. River Walk Center, 600 N. Indian River Drive, Fort Pierce. $8-$29. 772-971-7921; cgomez.zumba.com.

Zumba: 7-8 p.m.Lakewood Park Community Center, 7508 Jennings Way, Fort Pierce. $5. 772-633-5467; joynzumba@yahoo.com.

Zumba Gold: 9 a.m.-10 a.m. Mrs. P's Dance Studio, 660 N.W. Enterprise Drive, Ste, 106 & 108, Port St. Lucie. Ages 18+. $7-$65.

GAMES

Bridge: ACBL sanctioned game. 12:30 p.m.Temple Beth El Israel, Bethany Blvd., Port St. Lucie West. $6. 772-468-8780; ediewayne@comcast.net.

LANGUAGE

Learn Spanish: 10-11:30 a.m.Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens, 2410 S.E. Westmoreland Blvd., Port St. Lucie. 772-924-1002; www.pslbotanicalgardens.org.

NATURE

Alligator Jungle Eco-Cruise: With Capt. Dana and Deena Wade. 1 p.m.RiverPark Marina, 500 E. Prima Visa Blvd., Port St. Lucie. Reservation: $15-$21.60. 772-489-8344; riverlillycruises.com.

St. Lucie River Princess: 10:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m.Rivergate at Veterans Park, 2200 S.E. Veteran's Memorial Parkway, Port St Lucie$14-$20. Reservation: 772-342-2450; stlucierivercruise.

OTHER

Creative Writers Group: Open to any writer who wants to polish skills; enjoy fellowship, be critiqued. 6-8 p.m.Art Mundo, 211 Orange Ave., Fort Pierce. $5. 772-766-0021; artmundo.org.

Gardening Advice: SLC Master Gardeners. 9 a.m.-noon. SLC UF/IFAS Extension Office, 8400 Picos Road, Ste. 1010, Fort Pierce. 772-462-1660; stlucie.ifas.ufl.edu.

Gardening Questions Answered: SLC Master Gardeners. 1-3 p.m.Morningside Library, 2410 S.E. Morningside Blvd., Port St. Lucie. 772-337-5654; stlucie.ifas.ufl.edu.

Garden Workdays: 9 a.m.-noon. Heathcote Botanical Gardens, 210 Savannah Road, Fort Pierce. Adults. 772-464-4672; heathcotebotanicalgardens.org.

Individual Genealogy Help: 9 a.m.-noon. FP Library, 101 Melody Lane, Fort Pierce. 772-462-1615; www.tcgsfl.org.

Summer Film Series: 1 p.m.HBOI Johnson Education Center, 5600 U.S. 1 North, Fort Pierce. Ages: 9+. 772-242-2559; hboi.fau.edu.

Wednesday Fort Pierce Green Market, Food Co-Op: Locally produced dairy, meat, baked goods; local musicians perform. 1-5 p.m.Melody Lane, east end of Orange Ave. at the Intercoastal, Fort Pierce. 772-465-5658; Facebook Wednesday Ft Pierce Green Market-Food Co-Op.

LOOKING AHEAD

American Red Cross Lifeguard Training: Blended Learning with Oxygen Administration; call for times and dates. Ravenswood Pool, 400 Ravenswood Lane, Port St. Lucie. Ages: 15+. $200. Register: 772-871-2183; MitchellM@stlucieco.org.

Nature Photography Contest: Share the park's beauty through your lens. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. thru April 6. Savannas Preserve State Park, 2541 Walton Road, Port St. Lucie. $8/entry. 772-398-2779; www.friendsofsavannas.org/entry--guidelines.html.

Family To Family Program: 12-week course for family caregivers of individuals with mental illness. 6:30 p.m. Mon. starting April 7. New Horizons, 4500 W. Midway Road, Fort Pierce. 772-418-7317; NAMIstluciecounty@gmail.com.

Adoption Orientation: 5:15 p.m.March 27. Early Learning Coalition of SLC, 804 S. 6th St., Fort Pierce. Register: 772-429-2001; www.chsfl.org.

Reader's Theatre Puppet Show: 10 a.m.March 27. FP Library, 101 Melody Lane, Fort Pierce. Ages: 5-10. 772-462-2812; pernag@stlucieco.org.

Medicare 101 Workshop: Offered by Florida Department of Elder Affairs. 1-3 p.m.March 27. FP Library, 101 Melody Lane, Fort Pierce. 772-462-1615; www.library.stlucieco.gov.

Liberty Forum: Slideshow presentation by candidate for U.S. Congress; speaker, Ilya Katz. 6:30 p.m.March 27. PSL Civic Center, 9221 S.E. Civic Center Place, Port St. Lucie. 786-597-2880; lifesupportrevelations.blogspot.com.

Game Day: Enjoy classic board games, puzzles, card games. 2 p.m.March 27. Hurston Library, 2008 Ave., D, Fort Pierce. 772-462-2154; library.stlucieco.gov.

Green Industries Best Management Practices/Fertilizer Application Workshop: 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m.March 28. Indian River Research & Education Center, 2199 South Rock Road, Fort Pierce. $30. Register: 772-460-1660; stlucie.ifas.ufl.edu.

Spring Break Matinee: "Frozen" (2013). 2 p.m.March 28. Morningside Library, 2410 S.E. Morningside Blvd., Port St. Lucie. 772-337-5632; library.stlucieco.gov.

Special Olympics Torch Run: 4 p.m.March 28. Sable Palm Plaza, U.S. 1, Fort Pierce. T-shirts: $12-$20. 772-240-5294; 772-530-6367.

German Nite Dinner Dance: Music by "Permanent Affair" with Munich Schnitzel dinner. 5-9 p.m.March 28. Polish American Social Club, 343 N.W. Prima Vista Blvd., Port St. Lucie. Ages: 25+. $18 donation. Reservation: 772-871-9551; www.pascslm.org.

Friday Matinee: "Middle of the Night" (1959) featuring Fredric March and Kim Novak. 2 p.m.March 28. FP Library, 101 Melody Lane, Fort Pierce. 772-462-2787; library.stlucieco.gov.

HBOI Foundation Finance Committee: Telephonic meeting. 8:30 a.m.March 28. FAU Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute, 5600 U.S. 1 North, Fort Pierce. Reservation: 772-466-9876; hboifoundation.org.

FL Indian Hobbyist Association: Native American Powwow includes dancing, tepee village, vendors and more. 10 a.m.-10 p.m.March 28, 29, 30. Savannas Recreation Area, 1400 E. Midway Road, Fort Pierce. $5 per adult. 772-337-3368; fiha.info.

Fish Fry: 11 a.m.-3 p.m.March 29. Fort Pierce Masonic Lodge, 4590 Oleander Ave., Fort Pierce. $8. 772-461-1681; www.ftpiercemasons.org.

Disney's "Frozen" (2013): 2 p.m.March 29. Hurston Branch Library, 2008 Avenue D, Fort Pierce. 772-462-2154; library.stlucieco.gov.

Health Fair: 11 a.m.-1 p.m.March 29. Whispering Pines Park/Darwin Blvd, Darwin Blvd east of PSL Blvd, Port St. Lucie. 772-626-4462; thewellpsl@yahoo.com.

Comedy Fundraiser Show: For Patty Miller Hughes' new kidney, headlined by Steve Zimmerman. 7:30 p.m.March 29. Grace Church, 10011 S. U.S. 1, Port St. Lucie. $15. 772-486-0145; www.facebook.com/caseyn.spazcomedy.

Giant Yard Sale: 8 a.m.-noonMarch 29. Community United Methodist Church, 3114 Okeechobee Road, Fort Pierce. 772-461-2499.

EAA 908 Young Eagles: Kids 8-17 years-old fly free. 8 a.m.-1 p.m.March 29. EAA 908 Chapter Hanger, 3100 Industrial Ave., #3, Fort Pierce. Eaa908.org.

The Sinking World Exhibit: 10-11:30 a.m.March 29. National Navy Seal Museum, 3300 N. A1A, Fort Pierce.

Ms. Senior Florida Pageant: 7 p.m.March 29. Vero Beach High School Performing Arts Center, 1707 16th St., Vero Beach. $10. Ticket: 772-564-5537; carefreepr@yahoo.com.

Festa Di San Giuseppe: Dinner dance. Doors open at 6 p.m.March 29. Knights of Columbus Council 7514 Hall, 451 S.W. Ravenswood Lane, Port St. Lucie. $17. Ticket: 772-879-1351.

Medication Training: Train to assist with medication in assisted living facilities. 1-5 p.m.March 29. Unity of Fort Pierce, 3414 Sunrise Blvd., Fort Pierce. $55. Register: 203-233-0946.

Treasure Coast History Series: Led by IRSC Professor Ronald Frazer; The Ais Indians. 10:30 a.m.March 29. Morningside Library, 2410 S.E. Morningside Blvd., Port St. Lucie. 772-337-5632; library.stlucieco.gov.

The Seminoles and the Seminole Wars. 10:30 a.m.April 26.

World War II and the Treasure Coast. 10:30 a.m.May 24.

Square Dance: 7-9 p.m.March 30. Spanish Lakes Country Club Village, Route 713, off Turnpike Feeder Road, Fort Pierce. $5, benefits Hospice. 772-461-4810.

Treasure Coast Chapter of the American Guild of Organists: Concert on the historic Aeolian Organ. 4 p.m.March 30. First United Methodist Church of Fort Pierce, 616 Orange Ave., Fort Pierce. 772-464-0440; kat6257@aol.com.

Sunday Round Dance Class: 1 p.m.March 16, 30, April 13, 20, 27, May 11; 4:30 p.m.May 4. River Walk Center, 600 N. Indian River Drive, Fort Pierce. Register: 352-455-5759; www.joannehelton.com/schedule.htm.

Praise on the Marina: Gospel music festival. 4 p.m.-8:30 p.m.March 30, June 29, Aug. 31, Nov. 30. Marina Square, 1 Ave A, Fort Pierce. 772-267-0260; info@potminc.com.

APRIL

Open House: Go behind-the-scenes where some of the world's most cutting edge research is taking place. 11 a.m.-3 p.m.April 2. U.S. Department of Agriculture/U.S. Horticultural Research Laboratory, 2001 S. Rock Road in Fort Pierce. 772-462-5800.

Native Alternatives for Invasive Ornamental Plants: 7-9 p.m.April 2. PSL Botanical Garden Main Building, 2410 S.E. Westmoreland Blvd., Port St. Lucie. 772-343-8666.

Lagoon Wildlife Boat Tour: Pontoon boat tour with a naturalist. 10 a.m.-noonApril 3. Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute at FAU, 5600 U.S. 1 North, Fort Pierce. Ages 8+. $25-$30. Reservation: 772-242-2559; www.fau.edu/hboi.

St. Lucie Audubon Society: Presentation by "Mandy" Phillips, PIO for South Region, FWC. 7 p.m.April 3. Oxbow Eco-Center, 5400 St. James Drive, Port St. Lucie. 772-466-6158; www.stlucieaudubon.org.

HBOI Foundation Telephonic Governance Committee: 3:30 p.m.April 3. Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute Foundation, 5600 U.S. 1, Fort Pierce. Reservation: 772-466-9876; cbrennan@hboifoundation.org.

Indian River Lagoon National Scenic Byway Coalition: Meeting, presentation by Mike Conneen, organizer of the Indian River Lagoon Paddle Adventure. 10 a.m.April 3. Ted Moorhead Lagoon House, 3275 Dixie Highway N.E., Palm Bay. www.indianriverlagoonbyway.com.

Great Expectations Book Club: "The Map that Changed the World," Simon Winchester. 10 a.m.-noon. April 3. FP Library, 101 Melody Lane, Fort Pierce. 772-462-2787; tond@stlucieco.org.

"Still Alice," Lisa Genova. 10 a.m.-noon. April 17.

"Round House," Louise Erdrich. 10 a.m.-noon. May 1.

"I Still Dream About You," Fannie Flagg. 10 a.m.-noon. May 15.

"Secret Daughter," Shilpi Somaya Gowda. 10 a.m.-noon. June 5.

"The Swamp: The Everglades, Florida, and the Politics of Paradise," Michael Grunwald. 10 a.m.-noon. June 19.

KPSLB Appreciation Night: Food donation gets donor St. Lucie Mets ticket. 5:30 p.m. gates open, April 4. Tradition Field, 525 N.W. Peacock Blvd., Port St. Lucie. www.cityofpsl.com/kpslb.

NYFD Trident Bike Ride: Noon, April 5. Navy SEAL museum, 3300 N. A1A, Fort Pierce.

Astronomy Day: Treasure Coast Astronomical Society. 2 p.m.April 5. The Hallstrom Planetarium, Indian River State College, 3209 Virginia Avenue, Fort Pierce, www.treasurecoastastronomy.org.

Kids in the Garden: Botany for Beginners: Botany 101, a hands-on gardening and interactive learning series. 10-11:30 a.m.April 5. Heathcote Botanical Garden, 210 Savannah Road, Fort Pierce. Ages 5 to 12. $10. Register: 772-464-4672; www.heathcotebotanicalgardens.org.

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Fellowship Club: Day trip to Holy Land Experience in Orlando. 8 a.m.April 5. St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, 930 S.W. Tunis Ave., Port St. Lucie, $67. RSVP: 772-337-1945; thompsontravel@bellsouth.net.

Homeless Veterans & Homeless Stand Down: Clothing, toiletries, haircuts, food, showers, VA services, luncheon, information network. 10 a.m.-2 p.m.April 5. VFW Post 8058, 3475 Douglas Ave. S. (35th Street Past Indian River State College at corner Kirby Loop Road & S.35th Street), Fort Pierce. For transportation: 772-464-1675, 772-801-1339, 772-801-1446.

Lunafest 2014: Shopping, entertainment, food, and films. 4 p.m. w/showtimes at 5 p.m. & 8 p.m., April 5. Inner Truth Project, 2190 Reserve Park Trace #13, Port St. Lucie. Ages: 18+. $20 general $25 student. Ticket: 561-909-9991; www.innertruthproject.org.

Adams Ranch State Qualifying Ranch Rodeo: Bronc ridin', wild cow milkin', double muggin', trailer loadin', and ranch sortin'. Noon-7 p.m.April 5. St. Lucie County Fairgrounds. $10; all proceeds support youth scholarships and agricultural education efforts. www.adamsranchrodeo.com.

Scholarship Dinner Dance: Live entertainment '50s show; dinner, dancing. 6 p.m.April 5. Sons of Italy Lodge 2594, 765 S.W. Dalton Circle, Port St Lucie. Age 18+. $25, benefits scholarship fund. Ticket: 772-878-0771; www.sonsofitalypsl.com.

Oyster Festival: 10 a.m.-7 p.m.April 5. Riverwalk Center, 600 N. Indian River Drive, Fort Pierce. 772-285-1646; www.FtPierceOysterFest.com.

Health Fair: 11 a.m.April 5. Medical Consultants of FL, 672 S.W. Prima Vista Blvd., Suite 101, Port St. Lucie. 855-362-7855; www.PSLHealthFair.com.

Morningside Book Club: "All the King's Men," Robert Penn Warren. 2:30 p.m.April 8. Morningside Library, 2410 S.E. Morningside Blvd., Port St. Lucie. 772-337-5632; www.stlucieco.gov/library.

"Live By Night," Dennis Lehane. 2:30 p.m.May 13.

"Major Pettigrew's Last Stand," Helen Simonson. 2:30 p.m.June 10.

Family Meals, Inc.: outreach program that encourages family togetherness at mealtime by providing ingredients for home cooked holiday dinners. 8-noonApril 12. Trinity Lutheran Church, 2011 S. 13th St., Fort Pierce. www.facebook.com/FamilyMealsInc.

"Planes" (2013): 2 p.m.April 12. Morningside Library, 2410 S.E. Morningside Blvd., Port St. Lucie. 772-337-5632; library.stlucieco.gov.

March for Babies: Fundraising to help provide community services, advocacy efforts, research, public & professional education. 8:30 a.m.April 12, St. Lucie West Pruitt Campus.

Kid Space Shows: 11 a.m.April 12, 26, May 10, 24, June 7. Indian River College Hallstrom Planetarium, 3209 Virginia Ave., Fort Pierce. 1-800-220-9915; www.irsc.edu.

Open Horse Show Series: Twin Rivers Saddle Club; halter, western/English pleasure, and hunter/equitation classes. 8:30 a.m.April 13. SLC Fairgrounds, 15601 W. Midway Road, Fort Pierce. Annual membership $30-40; show fees 10-$30. Register: www.TRSC.us.

Safe Boating Class: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.April 15. Coast Guard Auxiliary, 1400 Seaway Drive, Fort Pierce. $25. Preregister: 772-252-9076; uscgaux58@comcast.net.

Book Signing: Author Claudia Zuluaga, "Fort Starlight." 3 p.m.April 15. Morningside Library, 2410 S.E. Morningside Blvd., Port St. Lucie. 772-337-5632; library.stlucieco.gov.

SHINE Medicare Workshops: 11 a.m.April 15, May 13. Zora Neale Hurston Branch Library, 3008 Avenue D, Fort Pierce. 772-462-2154; library.stlucieco.gov.

Kids Fishing Tournament: PSL Anglers Fishing Club; bait provided, bring rod & reel or cane pole, safety/sun glasses. 8:30 a.m. registration & orientation, 9 a.m. clinic, 10 a.m.-noon tournament April 19. PSL Botanical Gardens, 2410 S.W. Westmoreland Blvd., Port St Lucie. Thru age 16. 772-692-9380.

ERD Nature Series: Wildflowers & Butterflies: 9-11 a.m.April 19. Paleo Hammock Preserve, 8551 Carlton Road, Port St. Lucie, 9 -- 11 a.m., April 19. Age: 13+. Register: 772-785-5833; signupgenius.com.

Tip-A-Cop: Benefits Special Olympics of Florida. 4-9 p.m.April 19. Cowboy's Steakhouse, 5000 Okeechobee Road, Fort Pierce.

Ocean Discovery Program: Erin Lomax, Harbor Branch's Ocean Discovery Center, on marine mammals & dolphin rescue program. 2 p.m.April 19. FP Library, 101 Melody Lane, Fort Pierce. Ages 5-10 w/parent or caregiver. 772-462-2812; library.stlucieco.gov.

If Each One Could Reach One: Complimentary community breakfasts target potential foster families. 9 a.m.April 22. Children's Services Council of St. Lucie County, 546 N.W. University Blvd., Port St. Lucie. Adults. Register: 772-873-7800; www.devereuxcbc.org.

Cruising to Excellence: Spring cruise-themed fundraiser event for Education Foundation of St. Lucie. 7-11 p.m.April 25. Civic Center, 9221 S.E. Civic Center Place, Port St. Lucie. Age 18+. $45. Ticket: 772-429-5505; www.educationfoundationstlucie.org.

Stacking the Deck Against Hunger: Texas Hold 'em poker tournament. 7 p.m.April 25. Fenn Center, 2000 Virginia Ave., Fort Pierce. Ages: 18+. $40-$50; benefits Harvest Food & Outreach. Register: 772-532-5007; stackingthedeck2014.eventbrite.com.

ERD Nature Series: Guided kayak/canoe tour: bring your own kayak/canoe. 8-11 a.m.April 26. 10-Mile Creek, 3401 Gordy Road, Fort Pierce. Age: 13+. Register: 772-785-5833; signupgenius.com.

CASTLE 5K Run/Walk: Raise money, awareness of child abuse. 7:30 a.m.April 26. Mets Stadium, 525 N.W. Peacock Blvd., Port St. Lucie. $15-$25 before April 4. Register: 772-465-6011; www.stompoutchildabuse.org.

Kids Fishing Clinic & Festival: Registration starts 8 a.m. Fishing starts 9-11 a.m.April 26. First 50 children who complete all of the learning stations receives a free rod and reel. River Park Marina, 500 Prima Vista Blvd., Port St. Lucie. Ages: 5-17 can participate with a guardian's permission. Hot dogs, drinks, pie eating contest. david.kaplan@gbfine.net.

Fashion Show & Tea Party: 4-7 p.m., April 26. $20. Holy Faith Episcopal Church, 6990 S. U.S. 1, Port St. Lucie. Reservation: 772-344-4777; ethlynv@gmail.com.

Luncheon & Fashion Show: Port St. Lucie Business Women fundraiser. 11 a.m.-2 p.m.April 26. Harbour Ridge Yacht & Country Club, 12600 N.W. Harbour Ridge Blvd., Palm City. Raffle tickets $10 or 3 for $25, 772-359-3446; luncheon/fashion show $55, ticket: 772-342-7701; ellen.falk@seacoastnational.com.

Corvette River Cruise-In: Stuart Corvette Club'sRiver Cruise-In Car Show. 8 a.m.-3 p.m.April 27. City Marina, 101 Melody Lane, Fort Pierce. $30 preregistered for participants. Register: 218-590-0356; www.stuartcorvetteclub.com.

Treasure Coast LGBT PrideFest: Live music, singers, dancers, DJs, performers, vendors. Noon-6 p.m.April 27. PSL Civic Center, 9221 S.E. Civic Center Place, Port St. Lucie. 772-418-3487; www.prideofthetreasurecoast.org/pridefest-2014.

MAY

Blood Drive: One Blood/Bass Pro Shops community event. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.May 3. Bass Pro Shops, 2250 Gatlin Blvd., Port St. Lucie. Age 18+. Register: 772-7857-600; SLSlayton@basspro.com.

Lincoln Park Academy Class of 1964 50-year reunion: Hosted by Lincoln Park Academy Gold and Silver Committee. 3 p.m., May 16. Lincoln Park Academy Auditorium, Avenue I, Fort Pierce. 772-465-5992; franye@bellsouth.net.

Fort Pierce Jazz & Blues Scholarship Award Night: 7-10 p.m.May 27. Black Box Theater, 117 S. 2nd St., Fort Pierce. $5-$6. 772-460-5299; www.jazzsociety.org.

SEPTEMBER

Hard Won Wisdom: Well-known women who have overcome life challenges share their experiences. 9 a.m.Sept. 27. PGA Education Center, 8555 Commerce Center Drive, Port St. Lucie. Age: 18+. $50. Ticket: 772-370-0726; kathy@insurewithpost.com.

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