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St. Lucie County Community Calendar, updated June 28

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

June 28--SATURDAY'S SPECIAL EVENTS

Author Meet & Greet: With Jean "Notewell" Williams. 10 a.m.-1 p.m.FP Library, 101 Melody Lane, Fort Pierce. 772-462-1616; www.library.stlucieco.gov.

"Saturday Night Fever" Disco/Dinner: 7-10 p.m.Knights of Columbus Hall, 451 S.W. Ravenswood Lane, Port St. Lucie. $12.50. Ticket: 772-336-6081.

SATURDAY'S RECURRING EVENTS

CHILDREN/TEENS

Karate for Christ: 9:30 a.m. LaSala's Dojo, 2965 W. Midway Road, Fort Pierce. Age 4-12. Per class fee or monthly dues. 772-332-0101; lasalasdojo.com.

Painting Classes: Hispanics in Action. 9-11 a.m.Savannas Preserve State Park, 2541 S.E. Walton Road, Port St. Lucie. Age 5-10. Register: 772-924-1002; nelsonmerchancely1@gmail.com.

Science Lab: 10:30 a.m.June 14-Aug. 2. Port St. Lucie Library, 180 S.W. Prima Vista Blvd., Port St. Lucie. Ages 5-8 (first 25 students). 772-871-5450; www.library.stlucieco.gov.

Spanish Classes: Hispanics in Action. 9-10 a.m.Savannas Preserve State Park, 2541 S.E. Walton Road, Port St. Lucie. Age 7-9. Register: 772-924-1002; www.hispanicsinaction.org.

Storytime: 10:30 a.m.Morningside Library, 2410 Morningside Blvd., Port St. Lucie. 772-337-5632; www.library.stlucieco.gov.

EXERCISE/HEALTH

Karate for Christ: 9:30 a.m. LaSala's Dojo, 2965 West Midway Road, White City. Per class fee or monthly dues. 772-332-0101; www.lasalasdojo.com.

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Instructional Grappling Class: 10:30 a.m. LaSala's Dojo, 2965 West Midway Road, White City. 772-332-0101; www.lasalasdojo.com.

Tai Chi: 9-10 a.m.Heathcote Botanical Gardens, 210 Savannah Road, Fort Pierce. Adults. $10. 772-464-4672; info@heathcotebotanicalgardens.org.

Yoga: 10 a.m.Heathcote Botanical Gardens, 210 Savannah Road, Fort Pierce. $10. 772-971-8157.

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.

Guided Kayak & Canoe Tours: Enjoy guided paddling tour hosted by the Friends of Savannas. 8:30 a.m.Savannas Preserve State Park, 2541 Walton Road, Port St. Lucie. $10 donation. Reservation: 772-398-2779.

St Lucie River Princess: Boat tour. 10:30 a.m.Rivergate, Veteran's Park, 2200 Veteran's Memorial Parkway, Port St. Lucie. $14-$20. Reservation: 772-342-2450; St Lucie River Cruise.

OTHER

Jazz Market: Arts and crafts; Fort Pierce Jazz and Blues Society. 8 a.m.-1 p.m.Downtown Fort Pierce. 772-460-5299; www.jazzsociety.org.

Gardening Questions Answered: SLC Master Gardeners. 9-11 a.m.Morningside Library, 2410 S.E. Morningside Blvd, Port St. Lucie. 772-337-5654; stlucie.ifas.ufl.edu.

Port St. Lucie Green Market: Locally grown fruits and vegetables, fresh baked goods, arts & crafts. 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. rain or shine. Civic Center, 9221 S.E. Civic Center Place, Port St. Lucie. 772-807-4499.

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SUNDAY'S SPECIAL EVENTS

Campaign Kickoff: U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy's Re-Election. 2-3:30 p.m. Campaign Office, 439 S.E. Port St. Lucie Blvd., Suite 101, Port St. Lucie. erin@patrickmurphyforcongress.com.

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

SUNDAY'S RECURRING EVENTS

EXERCISE

Group Bicycle Ride-Sunday Fast Ride: 30-40 miles; sponsored by Vero Cycling. 7:15 a.m.Panera Bread, 2001 Indian River Blvd., Vero Beach. Age 18+. www.verocyclingclub.org/pages/ride-schedule.

Group Bicycle Ride-No One Left Behind Ride: 15-30 miles; moderate pace; sponsored by Vero Cycling. 10 a.m.Riverside Park near the Barber Bridge restrooms, 3341 Bridge Plaza Drive, Vero Beach. Age 18+. www.verocyclingclub.org/pages/ride-schedule.

MEAL

Breakfast Buffet: 8:30-11:30 a.m.Sebastian Eagles, 9606 Trade Center Drive, just off Barber St. behind Publix, Sebastian. $6. 772-589-6573.

OTHER

Fishing: You bring the pole, we've got the bait. 8 a.m.-2 p.m.LaPorte Farms, 7700 129th St., Sebastian. $5 donation. 772-633-0813; laportefarms1@aol.com.

Indian River Model Sailing Club: Radio controlled model sailboat racing. 1 p.m.Hobart Pond, 1/4 mile east of 58th Ave on 77th St., Vero Beach. 772-581-8300.

LaPorte Farms: Self guided tours, pony rides. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. daily. LaPorte Farms, 7700 129th St., Sebastian. Donations. 772-633-0813; laportefarms1@aol.com.

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Vero Beach Widows & Widowers Brunch: 11:30 a.m. C.J. Cannons, 3414 Cherokee Drive, Vero Beach Airport. 772-461-1208.

LOOKING AHEAD

CLA Estate Planning Workshop: 2 p.m.June 30. Springhill Suites by Marriott, 2000 N.W. Courtyard Circle, Port St. Lucie. Ages 50+. 866-252-8621; claestateservices.com.

JULY

History of Food in Space: With NASA space experts. 2 p.m.July 1. Zora Neale Hurston Library, 3008 Avenue D, Fort Pierce. Ages 5-10. 772-462-2154; library.stlucieco.gov.

Legos at the Library: 4:30-5 p.m.July 1. Zora Neale Hurston Library, 3008 Avenue D, Fort Pierce. K-5th grade. 772-462-2154; library.stlucieco.gov.

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

USS Long Beach CGN-9 Association: Reunion. Sept. 8-14. Hilton St. Louis Airport, 10330 Natural Bridge Road, St. Louis. $89/night; 314-426-5500. Don Shade, 866-352-2469, 716-569-2314; lbcgn9@aol.com, www.usslongbeach-assoc.org.

Indian River Lagoon Presentations: By Florida Center For Ocean Sciences Education Excellence. 12:45-3 p.m.July 2. Indian River State College Main Campus, Building N, Room 134, Fort Pierce. 772-462-7265.

Quit Smoking Now Classes: Provides free nicotine replacement therapy while supplies last to those who are eligible. 6 week course; 5:30 p.m.July 2-Aug. 6. Tradition Medical Center, 10000 S.W. Innovation Way, Port St. Lucie. Age 18+. Register: 877-819-2357; www.ahectobacco.com.

4th of July Blowout: 2 p.m.July 4. Chuck's Seafood Restaurant, 822 Seaway Drive, Fort Pierce. 772-461-9484.

4th of July Celebration: 1 p.m.July 4. Fort Pierce Elks Lodge 1520, 608 S. 5th St., Fort Pierce. $5-$10. 772-461-6010.

4th of July Boat Parade: All motorized and nonmotorized water craft invited. Noon July 4. Turning Basin off Fort Pierce Inlet, parade up and back the Inlet, to Harbor Town, to City Marina, to Harbor Isle and Faber Cove. 772-460-6138.

Stars over St. Lucie: 4th of July Celebration with music by Category 5 & the Storm Horns 3-7 p.m., The People Upstairs 7-11 p.m.; fireworks at 9 with patriotic music by DJ Jeff Brown 9 p.m.Marina Square, Melody Lane, Fort Pierce.

4th of July Picnic: Noon-3 p.m.July 4. Knights of Columbus 7514 Hall, 451 S.W. Ravenswood Lane, Port St. Lucie. $3-$10. Ticket: 772-336-9486.

Freedomfest: Live bands, food, games and activities for kids and families, arts and crafts vendors, blood drive and fireworks at 9 p.m.2 -- 10 p.m.July 4. Port St. Lucie Civic Center, 9221 S.E. Civic Center Place, Port St. Lucie. Also: VIP Party: 7 p.m.Port St. Lucie Civic Center Emerald Ballroom. $10-$25. 772-807-4499.

Game Day: Enjoy Nintendo Wii system or classic board and card games. 1 p.m.July 5. Morningside Library, 2410 S.E. Morningside Blvd., Port St. Lucie. Ages: 5-10. 772-337-5632; www.library.stlucieco.gov. Also: 2 p.m.July 5. Zora Neale Hurston Library, 3008 Avenue D, Fort Pierce. 772-462-2154.

Reggae for the River: Music festival with Injoy, Future Prezidents, Tropical Soul, Aaron Dunn and the North Beach Bums raising funds for the preservation of local waters. Noon-9 p.m.July 5. Sailfish Brewing Company, 407 N. 2nd St., Fort Pierce. Donations accepted. 772-828-6346; Sailfishbrewingco@gmail.com.

Frog Watch: Meet local frogs and toads as a citizen scientist. 7 p.m.July 5. Savannas Preserve State Park, 2541 Walton Road, Port St. Lucie. Free with park admission. Reservation: 772-398-2779; Elizabeth.underwood@dep.state.fl.us.

Richard L. Matteson Jr.: Folk and bluegrass musician. 10:30-noonJuly 5. FP Library, 101 Melody Lane, Fort Pierce. 772-462-2199; library.stlucieco.gov.

Game Day: enjoy Nintendo Wii system or classic board and card games. 2 p.m.July 5 & 19. Zora Neale Hurston Branch, 3008 Avenue D, Fort Pierce. Ages: 5-10. 772-462-2154; www.library.stlucieco.gov.

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

Summer Movies: "Saving Private Ryan." 3 p.m.July 6. Sunrise Theatre, 117 S. Second St., Fort Pierce. Tickets: 772-461-4775. "E.T." 3 p.m.July 20. "The Bucket List." 3 p.m.Aug. 3. "Cocoon." 3 p.m.Aug. 17.

Bingo Luncheon: Noon July 7. Knights of Columbus Hall, 451 S.W. Ravenswood Lane, Port St. Lucie. $7. 772-336-9486.

V's Student Cosmetology Services: Opens July 7. Hours: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Mondays through Friday. Virginia College, 2810 S. U.S. 1, Fort Pierce. Appointments: 806-784-1934.

Marketing Your Business Workshop: presented by Service Corps of Retired Executives. 6-7 p.m.July 8. FP Library, 101 Melody Lane, Fort Pierce. 772-462-2787; library.stlucieco.gov.

Water Safety: With Army Corps of Engineers. 10 a.m.July 9. Morningside Library, 2410 S.E. Morningside Blvd., Port St. Lucie. Youth. 772-337-5632. Also: 2 p.m.FP Library, 101 Melody Lane, Fort Pierce, 2 p.m., July 9. Youth. 772-462-1616; www.library.stlucieco.gov.

Water Safety: With Army Corps of Engineers. 10 a.m.July 10. Lakewood Park Library, 7605 Santa Barbara Blvd., Fort Pierce. Youth. 772-462-6870. Also: 2 p.m.Hurston Library, 3008 Avenue D, Fort Pierce. Youth. 772-462-2154; www.library.stlucieco.gov.

July Friday Fest: Music by OPM. 5:30-9 p.m.July 11. Melody Square, Fort Pierce.

Friday Matinee: "Absence of Malice" (1981) PG. 2 p.m.July 11. FP Library, 101 Melody Lane, Fort Pierce. 772-462-2787; library.stlucieco.gov.

"The Net" (1995) PG-13. 3 p.m.July 18. "The Great Escape" (1963) NR. 2 p.m.July 25.

Teen Scene: Gadgets and Gizmos of CSI Detectives. 2 p.m.July 11. Morningside Library, 2410 S.E. Morningside Blvd., Port St. Lucie. Grades 6-12. 772-337-5632; www.library.stlucieco.gov.

Out of this World @ the Library: Play games like Wii games Super Mario Galaxy, Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity and Space Camp. Pizza provided. 2 p.m.July 18.

Drum Circles: With Kevin Beatkeeper; bring your own instrument. 5-6 p.m. group instruction; 6-8 p.m. drum circle. July 11, Aug. 8. DrummersOnly Drum Shop, 1532 S.E. Village Green Drive, Port St. Lucie. 772-337-4002; www.Drummersonly.net.

"The Lego Movie" (2014): 2 p.m.July 12. Morningside Library, 2410 S.E. Morningside Blvd., Port St. Lucie. Ages 5-10. 772-337-5632; www.library.stlucieco.gov. Also: 2 p.m.Zora Neale Hurston Library, 3008 Avenue D, Fort Pierce. 772-462-2154.

Sgt. Gary Morales Memorial Golf Tournament: Benefits Maya Matters. 8 a.m.July 13. Members Only Golf Course, PGA Club, St. Lucie West Boulevard and Country Club Drive. $115-$425. 772-607-1745; sgt.garyfoomorales166@gmail.com.

Mad Science of Palm Beach: 10 a.m.July 16. Morningside Library, 2410 S.W. Morningside Blvd., Port St. Lucie. Youth. 772-337-5632. Also: 2 p.m.FP Library, 101 Melody Lane, Fort Pierce. 772-462-1616; www.library.stlucieco.gov.

Mad Science of Palm Beach: 10 a.m.July 17. Lakewood Park Library, 7605 Santa Barbara Drive, Fort Pierce. Youth. 772-462-6870. Also: 2 p.m.Hurston Library, 3008 Avenue D, Fort Pierce. Youth. 772-462-2154; www.library.stlucieco.gov.

Neptune Society Luncheon Seminar: 11:30 a.m.July 18. Cottage Grille, 8573 S. U.S. 1, Port St. Lucie. Age 65+. RSVP: 321-368-8313; www.neptunesociety.com.

Business, Garden, Health Fair & Community Awareness: Local business showcase their learning centers, children dance groups, music groups, children's entertainment groups. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.July 19. Holy Faith Episcopal Church, 6990 S. U.S. 1, Port St. Lucie. 772-446-9619; www.holyfaithpsl.org.

Tampa Taiko: Traditional Japanese Drumming. 10 a.m.July 19. Morningside Library, 2410 S.E. Morningside Blvd., Port St. Lucie. 772-337-5632; library.stlucieco.gov. Also: 2 p.m.FP Library, 101 Melody Lane, Fort Pierce. 772-462-1615.

Kids Event -- Butterflies: 11 a.m.-noonJuly 19. Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens, 2410 S.E. Westmoreland Blvd., Port St. Lucie. Ages 5-12. Register: 772-337-1959; info@pslbotanicalgardens.org.

Legos at the Library: 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.July 19. Morningside Library, 2410 S.E. Morningside Blvd., Port St. Lucie. K-5th grade. 772-337-5632; library.stlucieco.gov.

Game Day: Play Nintendo Wii games or classic board/card games. July 19. Zora Neale Hurston Library, 3008 Avenue D, Fort Pierce. 772-462-2154; library.stlucieco.gov.

Junior League Golf Series: Junior golfers play up to five matches. Times TBA July 22, 29. Fairwinds Golf Course, 4400 Fairwinds Drive, Fort Pierce. Ages 7-17. $50. Reservation: 772-462-4653; www.fairwindsgolf.com.

Investigating Paleo Florida: 10 a.m.July 23. Morningside Library, 2410 S.W. Morningside Blvd., Port St. Lucie. Youth. 772-337-5632. Also: 2 p.m.FP Library, 101 Melody Lane, Fort Pierce. Youth. 772-462-1616; www.library.stlucieco.gov.

Investigating Paleo Florida: 10 a.m.July 24. Lakewood Park Library, 7605 Santa Barbara Drive, Fort Pierce. Youth. 772-462-6870. Also: 2 p.m.Hurston Library, 3008 Avenue D, Fort Pierce. 772-462-2154; www.library.stlucieco.gov.

Treasure Coast Wing Fest: Cook-off between local cooks/restaurants. 11 a.m.July 26. River Walk, 600 North Indian River Drive, Fort Pierce. 772-828-2770; info@tcwingfest.com.

Tropical Treasures Plant Sale: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.July 26. Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens, 2410 S.E. Westmoreland Blvd., Port St. Lucie. www.pslbotanicalgardens.org.

Earthlings Electric Washboard Band: 10 a.m.July 30. Morningside Library, 2410 S.W. Morningside Blvd., Port St. Lucie. Youth. 772-337-5632. Also: 2 p.m.FP Library, 101 Melody Lane, Fort Pierce. 772-462-1616; www.library.stlucieco.gov.

Junior Golf Academy -- Beginners: Teaches all areas of the game. 9 a.m.-noon July 30Aug. 1. Ages 7-11. Fairwinds Golf Course, 4400 Fairwinds Drive, Fort Pierce. $50. Reservation: 772-462-4653; www.fairwindsgolf.com.

Earthlings Electric Washboard Band: 10 a.m.July 31. Lakewood Park Library, 7605 Santa Barbara Drive, Fort Pierce. Youth. 772-462-6870. Also: 2 p.m.Hurston Library, 3008 Avenue D, Fort Pierce. Youth. 772-462-2154; www.library.stlucieco.gov.

AUGUST

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.

Beginning Farming Summer Series: University of Florida/Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension. 8 a.m.-4 p.m.Aug. 9. UF/IFAS St Lucie County Extension Office, 8400 Picos Road, Suite 101, Fort Pierce. Adult. $30. Register: 772-462-1660; www.eventbrite.com.

Flapjack Breakfast: With American Legion to support veterans and active duty persons returning home. 8-10 a.m.Aug. 16. Applebee's, 4898 Okeechobee Road, Fort Pierce. $10.

SEPTEMBER

Cub & Boy Scout Roundup: With monster car show, vendor booths, games. 10 a.m.-2 p.m.Sept. 6. St. Lucie Lanes, 6759 S. U.S. 1, Port St. Lucie. 772-461-5390; bowlfl.com.

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.

DECEMBER

SCORE Business Planning Workshop: 5-7:30 p.m.Dec. 9. FP Library, 101 Melody Lane, Fort Pierce. Adults. Free. Register: 772-489-0548; www.tresaurecoast.score.org.

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