AMVETS Post 15 serves breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. every Sunday at 2024 South U.S. 1, Fort Pierce. Proceeds go toward the Americanism program. Admission is a $4 donation. For information, call (772) 464-7751.
Bird watching cruise: See nesting birds on the bird watching cruise, which departs at 4:30 p.m. on Fridays, from Rivergate Park, 2200 S.E. Midport Road, Port St. Lucie. Private charters are available, and reservations are required. For more information, call (772) 489-8344
Bilingual Hispanic children's story time: 11 a.m. at the Morningside branch library, 2410 S.E. Morningside Blvd., Port St. Lucie. This weekly event is geared toward children ages 3 to 6. For more information, call (772) 337-5632.
Caribbean American Cultural Group. Meetings are held on the third Wednesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. at 172 N.E. St. James Drive, Port St Lucie. Friday nights are our fun/games nights, starting at 7 p.m. There are also several special events throughout the year. All are welcome. For more information, call (772) 785-8350.
Community garage sale: Held the third Saturday of every month in the Minsky Gym parking lot. Find a bargain or for $5.85 per parking space, be a vendor and unload all of your unwanted treasures. So go ahead and clean out your garages. Sorry, there will be no telephone registrations. Call Demetris at (772) 344-4300.
Downtown Fort Pierce Farmer's Market runs from 8 a.m. to noon every Saturday at the east end of Orange Avenue in Fort Pierce. Breakfast and music is available, rain or shine. For information, call (772) 940-1145.
Eco-cruise: See alligators, turtles and birds on the St. Lucie River Aquatic Preserve's 90-minute cruise. Cruise departs at 1 p.m. from River Park Marina, 500 S.E. Prima Vista Blvd., in Port St. Lucie. The cost is $18.78 for adults, $15 for children. For more information, call (772) 489-8344.
Florida dolphin watch tours: Unique year-round dolphin watching boat tour for groups of six passengers at a time. The sightseeing tour lasts two hours. Adult tickets are $35 and tickets for children under 13 are $17.50. The tour leaves at 9:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. every day from the South Bridge Marina in Fort Pierce. Advance reservations are required. Call (772) 466-4660.
Florida Power & Light Energy Encounter: Tours of Florida Power & Light begin at 10 a.m. and stop at 4 p.m. Sunday through Friday. The center is at 6501 South A1A, Hutchinson Island, Fort Pierce. It has more than 30 interactive displays about energy, nuclear power and electricity. Admission is free; reservations required for groups of 10 or more. For information, call (772) 468-4111, or (877) FPL-4FUN.
Friday sunset cruise at Rivergate Park. Boat leaves at 4 p.m. from 2200 S.E. Veteran's Memorial Parkway, Port St. Lucie. Cost: $18.78 for adults. Enjoy dining afterward at nearby restaurants. For more information, call (772) 489-8344.
Friday Fest, first Friday of every month in Fort Pierce at Marina Square at Melody Lane and Avenue A. The free event is held from 5:30-8:30 p.m., weather permitting, and features live music, children's activities, arts and craft vendors and food stalls. Call Main Street Fort Pierce at (772) 466-3880.
Friday night pizza jam: Held on the fourth Friday of every month from 6-9 p.m. Features basketball games, contests and pizza for children, ages 6-12. Parents must register their children at the door before the event at the Robert Minsky Gymnasium, 750 S.W. Darwin Blvd., Port St. Lucie. Children will not be allowed to leave until a parent picks them up. Parents must bring identification when picking up their children. This is a lock-in program; doors will be locked at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call Demetris at (772) 344-4300.
Fort Pierce Jazz Society arts and crafts show: The Jazz & Blues Society arts and crafts show is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Saturday. The event is on Indian River Drive, just north of the library, in Downtown Fort Pierce. For information, call (772) 460-JAZZ.
Guided hikes: Every Saturday at 10 a.m. Oxbow naturalists lead visitors along a series of trials, discussing the plants and wildlife that live in the different habitats along the North Fork of the St. Lucie River. For information, call (772) 785-5833 or visit www.stlucieco.gov/erd/oxbow.
Heathcote Botanical Gardens: The gardens, 210 Savannah Road in Fort Pierce, showcase a Japanese garden with bonsai, herb garden, reflection garden, as well as palms and cycads and a replica of a Florida pioneer house. Hours are Tuesday-Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sundays (November-April) 1 to 5 p.m. Admission is $6 for adults, $5 for seniors, and $2 for children ages 6-12. Members are free and there is free general admission the second Friday of every month. For more information, call (772) 464-4672.
Manatee Observation and Education Center: 480 N. Indian River Drive, Fort Pierce. Offers educational programs, special events and workshops. The center is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and from 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays. For information, call (772) 466-1600, Ext. 3071.
Indian River Lagoon boat tours aboard The Gator, a 42-passenger pontoon boat depart at 10:30 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Group tours are available at special times. Tickets are $19 per adult (10 percent senior discount); $12 per child and may be purchased at the Manatee Center's gift shop. For information, call (772) 460-6445.
Navy UDT-SEAL Museum: Visit the site of the original Navy Frogman training grounds during WW II. NASA spacecraft training modules, SEAL delivery vehicles, boats, Frogman diving gear, photographs, weapons, memorabilia from World War II to the present are all on display. Museum theater presents footage of these naval special warfare warriors in training and combat operations. Admission is $5 for adults, $2 for children (ages 6-12) and free for younger children. Hours of operation are Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The museum is at 3300 North Highway A1A (Pepper Park), Fort Pierce. For more information, call (772) 595-5845 or visit www.navysealmuseum.com.
Night of dancing: Daughters of Naomi embrace ballroom and Latin dancing at Old City Hall, on the corner of Ave. A and U.S. 1, in Fort Pierce. This event takes place on the last Friday of every month. Tickets cost $12.50 per person and are sold at the door. Refreshments are served. For more information, call (772) 467-2535.
Port St. Lucie Historical Society: Learn about the evolving facts of Port St. Lucie. Organization is dedicated to presenting and preserving the past and present history of the community. Meetings are held on the last Tuesday of every month at 1 p.m. at the Port St. Lucie Community Center.
Savannas Preserve State Park: Guided walks, horseback riding and interactive exhibits will be available at the Education Center, 2541 Walton Road, Port St. Lucie. The preserve has canoe and kayak tours and rentals. Children must be over age 5 for these tours and rentals. Reservations are required for summer months. For more information, call (772) 398-2779. To volunteer, call (772) 398-2779.
Singletarian Society of Martin and St. Lucie counties are looking for new members between 57-70. Members must be widow, widowers or divorced. Meets second Thursday of every month. Call (772) 398-2345 for more information.
St. Lucie County Historical Museum: The museum, located at 414 Seaway Drive, Fort Pierce, is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and from noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Features 16 permanent exhibits of local history, including a Spanish galleon exhibit, Seminole Indian encampment, Harry Hill photographic collection and the 1907 Gardner House. Group tours are available. For information, call (772) 462-1891.
St. Lucie County Aquarium featuring the Smithsonian Marine Ecosystems Exhibit: Feeding Frenzy tours are held daily at 10:30am and snack time tours are held daily at 2:30pm. Tour six model ecosystem displays, led by exhibit staff. Participants may ask questions and share observations during informal presentation. Free with paid admission. All ages. 30 minutes. Exhibit staff conduct weekly behind-the-scenes tours of the facility every Saturday at 2 p.m. Tour gives visitors a look at the necessary systems essential to keeping the living ecosystems thriving. Behind-the-scenes tours are free with the price of admission. Suggested for ages 10 and up. 20 minutes. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday: 10-4pm; Sundays (Nov-Mar): noon-4pm; closed Mondays. Admission rates are: adults: $4, children and seniors: $3; first Tuesday of the month is free. Group rates are available with advance notice. The aquarium is located at 420 Seaway Drive, South Hutchinson Island, Fort Pierce. For more information, call (772) 462-FISH (3474). For group bookings, call (772) 465-3271. Ongoing - third Thursday of each month: Smithsonian Marine Station: Research Station Guided Tour. Come hear about current research from the scientists themselves! This approximately one hour program provides an introduction to the Smithsonian's work in Florida, a tour of our state-of-the-art facilities and opportunities to speak with our marine scientists. Advance registration is required as space is limited. Registration open now. Call (772) 462-6216 or email Diederick@si.edu to register. The Marine Station is located at 701 Seaway Drive, South Hutchinson Island, Fort Pierce 2:00 - 3:00pm. Free. Ages 16 and up.
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