FRIDAY, OCT. 18
Fall Festival: 22nd annual event hosted by the county parks and recreation department. 6-8:30 p.m., Langford Park Ball Field 1. Family-friendly event with inflatable attractions, petting zoo, DJ, arts and crafts, a pumpkin patch, beanbag toss, tug of war, face painting, potato sack races, costume contest, prizes and more. The park is located at 2369 N.E. Dixie Highway, Jensen Beach. Free admission; petting zoo is $2. Food and beverages available for purchase.
'Band' together & Elev8Hope masquerade benefit concert: 7 p.m. at the Mansion at Tuckahoe, 1707 N.E. Indian River Drive, Jensen Beach. Elev8Hope is a nonprofit organization that aims to inspire youth to give back to their community through afterschool programs and events that help people, animals and the earth. The concert is open to the public. Tickets are $100 per person. For more information, visit http://www.elev8hope.com.
FRIDAY, OCT. 18 -- SATURDAY, OCT. 19
Haunted House: 7-10 p.m. each night, Children's Museum of the Treasure Coast, 1707 N.E. Indian River Drive, Jensen Beach. The museum will be completely transformed into a scary haunted house for those who wish to navigate the spooky corridors. Admission is $5. For more information, call the museum at (772) 225-7575.
Computer Art with Alex Forman: 11 a.m., Oct. 18, and 1 p.m., Oct. 19, in the Blake Library lobby, 2351 S.E. Monterey Road, Stuart. Local computer expert Alex Forman will present and explain the artwork he created based on the working parts of a computer. He will present and explain his artwork. For more information, call (772) 221-1403.
'Trick or Theater:' 7 p.m., Wanda H. Yarboro Performing Arts Center, 2801 S. Kanner Highway, Stuart. $5 general admission. Fundraiser for the MCHS drama department. For more information, call (772) 219-1800, Ext. 282, email: email@example.com, or visit http://mchs.martinschools.org (click on community).
Swinging Fore the ARC Golf Tournament: Seventh annual event, held at Piper's Landing Yacht and Country Club, 6160 S.W. Thistle Terrace, Palm City. Starts Friday with cocktail party and chance to meet World Golf Hall of Fame members Nancy Lopez and Beth Daniel, at 6 p.m. The Best Ball Tournament will begin Saturday with registration and breakfast at 7:30 a.m., followed by a short clinic with Lopez and Daniels on the driving range. Shotgun start will take place at 9 a.m. In addition to the meet and greet on Friday, there will be a silent auction, a cocktail party with champagne and hors d'hoeuvres, and an open cash bar. The cost to attend the cocktail party is $50. The cost to golf in the tournament is $250 per golfer. For tickets, call Tracy at (772) 283-2525 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, visit www.arcmc.org or www.piperslanding.com.
'This One's for You:' A musical variety show produced by Indian River State College students at McAlpin Fine Arts Center on the main campus in Fort Pierce, Oct. 17-19. Shows are at 7 p.m. on Friday; two shows on Saturday, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. For more information or to purchase tickets, call (772) 462-4750 or visit IRSC.edu.
Planetarium show - Environments: Explore multiple environments with a new immersive video projection system at the Hallstrom Planetarium on the IRSC main campus in Fort Pierce. Visit a coral reef, explore distant nebulas and galaxies, or explore the microscopic world. Planetarium shows on Fridays are at 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and on Saturdays at 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $3 each. For ticket information, contact the IRSC box office at (800) 220-9915.
THROUGH SATURDAY, OCT. 26
VIVA Florida 500 Art Show: The Elliott Museum celebrates VIVA Florida 500 with the 'You Be the Judge' art show. This is one art show featuring 224 pieces from 129 artists, in two locations. Vote for the People's Choice award. The show is located at the Elliott Museum, 825 N.E. Ocean Blvd., Stuart (regular museum admission of $12 for non-members; hours are Monday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.) and at the Court House Cultural Center, 80 S.E. Ocean Blvd., Stuart (suggested donation of $5; hours are Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) For more information, visit www.elliottmuseum.org and www.martinarts.org.
SATURDAY, OCT. 19
FC Florida Soccer Club fundraiser: 5-10 p.m., residence of Paul Filipe. $100 per person includes full dinner buffet, adult beverages, live entertainment, auction. Call (772) 631-9084 or visit fcfloridasoccerclub.ticketleap.com.
'The Capt. Henry Sewall House - Its History in Pictures:' 11 a.m., at the Captain Sewall House in Indian RiverSide Park on Tuckahoe Drive, Jensen Beach. Free lecture presented by Sandra Thurlow. The historic house, built circa 1889, will be open to the public after the lecture until 3 p.m. For more information, call (772) 221-1329.
East Stuart Centennial Gala: 7 p.m. celebration of the 100th anniversary. Held at the East Stuart Civic Center, 724 E. 10th Street, Stuart. Tickets are $25. For more information, call (772) 485-9568.
Haunted Halloween Night: 5-9 p.m., DuPuis Management Area, in western Martin County. Family-friendly haunted house, plus hayrides through the native pine flatwoods, activities, crafts and candy. Wear your favorite costume and enjoy the trick-or-treat trail, sponsored by ITS Fiber. Fee is $5 per carload, cash only. Refreshments available for purchase. Proceeds support the Environmental Education Program at DuPuis and the Indiantown Education Coalition. DuPuis is located at 23500 SW Kanner Highway, Canal Point head west on Kanner Highway; the celebration will be held at the Visitors' Center, located at the gate 5 entrance, approximately 10 miles west of Indiantown). For more information, contact Kim Kanter at (800) 432-2045, Ext. 3339, or email email@example.com. Visit www.ces.fau.edu.
Bird ID Tour: 8 a.m. to noon, Lakeside Stormwater Treatment Area on Rt. 15B. Driving tour to see Florida's shore birds and migratory species, including two active bald eagle nests, white pelicans and burrowing owls. Participants must stay in the convoy and respect the birding leader, who will have a scope. $5 donation to Audubon of Martin County. For more information, call (772) 905-2473 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Grayson Hugh at the Lyric Theatre, 59 S.W. Flagler Ave., Stuart. 7 p.m. Tickets are $35. For more information, call (772) 286-7827.
Fire Fest: 1-9 p.m., Jonathan Dickinson State Park, Kimbell Education Center. Spend a fun day in the park and learn about the importance of prescribed fire in Florida, safety awareness and preserving Florida's unique natural areas. Live fire demonstrations (weather permitting), live animal presentations, touch tank, hands-on activities, a spooky trail, hayrides, swamp buggy and horse buggy tours, marshmallow roasts, games, bounce houses, music, and fun for all ages. Free with park admission, but activity fees may apply. For more information, call (561) 745-5551.
'Museum on Main Street: Journey Stories:' Traveling exhibition presented by the Smithsonian Museum, on display at the Elisabeth Lahti Library, 15200 S.W. Adams Ave., Indiantown, from Oct. 19 through Nov. 30. The exhibit celebrates the tales of how we and our ancestors came to America, from Native Americans to new American citizens - the tales of people leaving behind families and possessions to search for a new life, however far away. The opening ceremony will be held 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 19. For more information, call (772) 221-1403 or visit www.library.martin.fl.us.
Spoil Island Clean-up: Join Harbor Branch Friends and guests for a morning of cleanup work on a spoil island in the Indian River Lagoon. Ages 9 and up. Meet at Harbor Branch, 5600 U.S. 1 North, Fort Pierce, for transport at 8:30 a.m.; return by 12:30 p.m. Bring your gloves and water gear, along with a bag lunch for the cooler. Call (772) 242-2559 for information and to reserve a seat on the boat.
SATURDAY, OCT. 19 - SUNDAY, OCT. 20
Treasure Coast Home and Garden Show: Held at the Port St. Lucie Civic Center. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Open to the public. Tickets are $5. For more information, visit www.treasurecoasthomeshow.com.
SUNDAY, OCT. 20
Harp concert: Starts at 2 p.m., Immanuel Lutheran Church, 2655 S.W. Immanuel Drive, Palm City. Susan Knapp Thomas, principal harpist with the Hartford Symphony, will present arrangements of Bach, Mozart, and romantic and contemporary works. The program will include a harp discussion and student demonstration. Free. For more information, visit http://www.immanuel-elca.org/
Blessing of the Animals: 11 a.m. at Treasure Coast Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 21 S.E. Central Parkway, Stuart. Annual event. For more information, call (772) 223-5020, email email@example.com or visit www.tcuuc.com.
MONDAY, OCT. 21 -- TUESDAY, OCT. 22
'20 Feet From Stardom' art cinema presentation: Lyric Theatre, 59 S.W. Flagler Ave., Stuart. Showings at 1 p.m., 4 p.m. and 7 p.m., both days. The documentary film focuses on the untold true story of the backup singers for some of the greatest musical legends of the 21st century. 1 hour, 29 minutes. Rated PG-13. For more information, call the box office at (772) 286-7827 or visit lyrictheatre.com.
TUESDAY, OCT. 22
Free will reviews: 1-4 p.m., Kane Center, 900 S.E. Salerno Road, Stuart, hosted by the Council on Aging of Martin County. Complimentary consultations will be offered by Sarah P. Vickers of Indiantown Law LLC, who practices law in the areas of estate planning, transactional real estate, immigration and civil litigation. Individual half-hour consultations are free, but appointments are required. Bring copies of wills, codicils, powers of attorney and all other pertinent legal documents to the appointment. To schedule an appointment, call (772) 223-7807.
Affordable Care Act presentation: 1 p.m., Cummings Library, 2551 S.W. Matheson Ave., Palm City. Key components of the ACA will be clarified. Each one-hour presentation is free and open to the public. For more information, call (772) 221-1403 or visit www.library.martin.fl.us.
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 23
Benefit for Playoff of Bands winners: 7-10 p.m., Terra Fermata, 26 S.E. Sixth Street, Stuart. Enjoy music from the winners of the Blues Alliance of the Treasure Coast's Playoff (Katie Schanze, Big Jim Adam, and The Rockin' Jake Band), and help send them to the International Blues Challenge event in Memphis. An upscale food truck will be on site at this event. (Rain date is Wednesday, Nov. 6.) For directions, call (772) 286-5252.
Nuts & Bolts Tour: 8:45-9:30 a.m., Habitat Martin headquarters, 2555 S.E. Bonita Street, Stuart. Discover Habitat Martin's mission, methods, current progress, why they build, and how it's possible. Meet the staff and enjoy refreshments. To RSVP for the tour, call (772) 223-9940 at least two days in advance or visit www.habitatmartin.org and click Events.
THURSDAY, OCT. 24
Car Show: Hosted by Hurricane Grill & Wings of Palm City, 6-9 p.m. Free admission. Guests can participate in 50/50 raffle and silent auction. Proceeds benefit Road to Victory Military Museum. Live music, trophy for best in show. Call (772) 287-4244.
'The Met: Live in HD' opera series discussion group: Introducing Shostakovich's "The Nose" before Oct. 26 showing. Greg Strahm, Metropolitan Opera HD Ambassador, will lecture then lead a discussion on the historical period, composer, contemporary influences and excerpts from the Live in HD opera series from 2-3:30 p.m. at the Robert Morgade Library, 5851 S.E. Community Drive, Stuart. As a Met HD ambassador, Strahm uses video clips and relevant historical information to educate and bring the audience closer to the Met. The lectures take place just prior to each Live in HD broadcast and prepare attendees to watch live opera transmitted from the Met stage to local participating movie theaters (Treasure Coast Mall 16 in Jensen Beach, Port St. Lucie 14 in St. Lucie West, and The Majestic in Vero Beach are showing this event on Oct. 26 at 12:55 p.m.). For more information, visit www.metoperafamily.org/metopera/liveinhd/LiveinHD.aspx.
'Day of Beauty and Health:' 3-7 p.m., Woman's Club of Stuart clubhouse, 729 S.E. Ocean Blvd., Stuart. A 'girls afternoon out' with pampering, consulting, makeovers and health and beauty tips on skincare, massages, hair and health. Cost is $20. For more information or tickets, call (772) 283-5120 or visit www.womansclubofstuart.com.
Adoption Orientation Session: 5:15 p.m., hosted by Children's Home Society at the Early Learning Coalition of St. Lucie County, 804 S. Sixth Street, Fort Pierce. Free open-house style orientation will give an overview of foster care adoption and answer questions related to adoption and CHS' adoption process. To RSVP or for more information, contact the CHS adoption information line at (772) 429-2001.
FRIDAY, OCT. 25 -- SATURDAY, NOV. 2
Journey Stories Scavenger Hunt: Elisabeth Lahti Library, 15200 S.W. Adams Ave., Indiantown. Meant for elementary and middle school students. The hunt is available during library hours. For more information, call (772) 221-1403 or visit www.library.martin.fl.us.
FRIDAY, OCT. 25
Trick-or-Treat: 3-5 p.m., Children's Museum of the Treasure Coast, 1707 N.E. Indian River Drive, Jensen Beach. Children are welcome to dress in costumes and trick-or-treat around the museum for family fun. Regular museum admission applies. For more information, call the museum at (772) 225-7575 or visit www.childrensmuseumtc.org.
'Owl's Howl Halloween Ghoula:' 8 p.m. to 1 p.m., Flagler Center, 201 S.W. Flagler Ave., Stuart. Costumes encouraged or classy-casual attire. Eat, drink and be scary. Annual benefit for the Treasure Coast Wildlife Center in Palm City. For more information or tickets, call (772) 286-6200 or visit www.tcwild.org.
Third annual Run to Row: 7 p.m. at the Community Boathouse, 771 S.W. 28th Street, Palm City. The Treasure Coast Rowing Club Juniors invites the community to participate as runners or sponsors for the event, a fundraiser for the high school program of the Rowing Club. Proceeds will go toward the purchase of an eight boat and oars. Sponsorship opportunities are available from $100 to $1000. New this year, the run will be held in the evening featuring a post-race party with food trucks and live music. The entrance fee is $25 per runner until Oct. 21, and $30 per runner from Oct. 22 through Oct. 25. Runners can sign up online at www.active.com or download a registration form from www.treasurecoastrowingclub.com. Timing and results for the race will be done by MCM Timing. Runners of all age groups and skill levels are welcome to participate. For more information about the run, email runtorow5K@gmail.com or for club information visit www.treasurecoastrowing.com.
FRIDAY & SATURDAY, OCT. 25-26
Indiantown Rodeo: Timer Powers Park on Citrus Boulevard, Indiantown. Bull riding, tie-down roping, steer wrestling, team roping, bareback riding, saddlebronc riding, barrel racing, more. Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association and Women's Pro Rodeo Association sanctioned events. Gates open at 4 p.m., show starts at 7:30 p.m. Live music at 5 p.m. Advance tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children; tickets at gate are $15 adults, $8 for children. Tickets available at Seacoast National Bank branches. For more information, call (772) 597-2184 or visit www.indiantownchamber.com.
SATURDAY, OCT. 26
'Creepy Creature Feature: Snakes:' Hobe Sound Nature Center, 13640 U.S. 1, Hobe Sound, dependent on government shutdown. Two presentations are scheduled - one at 6:30 p.m., another at 7:30 p.m. There will be a special snake presentation by Chris Hartmann from the University of Florida, as well as crafts, live wildlife displays, games, refreshments. Reservations are required, $3 per person. Space is limited. For more information, call (772) 546-2067 or make a reservation online at hobesoundnaturecenter.com.
'The Rocky Horror Picture Show:' 9 p.m., the Barn Theatre, 2400 S.E. Ocean Blvd., Stuart. The classic show, complete with shadowcast and audience participation. Tickets are $10 and may be purchased at the box office. No outside props allowed; a complete prop bag will be available at the door for $7. For more information, call Maureen Gawel at (772) 286-7431.
Presentation of Historic Plaque: 11 a.m., New Monrovia One-Room Schoolhouse, 4455 S.E. Murray Street in New Monrovia Park. Plaque will commemorate the historic one-room school, once known as the "Salerno Colored School," built in 1930; the dedication will feature Commissioner Sarah Heard and former students. Free. For more information, call (772) 221-1329.
Palm City Fall Fest: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Event for all ages, featuring music, arts and crafts booths, vendors, classic car show with hot rods, motorcycles and trucks. There will be a children's area featuring the annual pumpkin decorating contest, sack races, bounce houses, arts and crafts and more. Held at Lance Corporal Justin J. Wilson Memorial Park, 2050 S.W. Mapp Road, Palm City. Free admission.
Y Spooktacular celebration: 4-7:30 p.m., Y Sportsworld, 2700 S.E. Willoughby Blvd., Stuart. Games, candy, a rock wall, trampolines, obstacle courses, spooky room, contests and more. Ticket required, plus a bag of individually wrapped candy with no nuts or peanut butter. Advance tickets are $6 for members; $8 for non-members. Tickets on the date are $10. For more information, call (772) 223-1606.
Black Bird Festival: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Pinder's Nursery, 5500 S.W. Martin Highway, Palm City. All ages event. Seed planting and take-away pot, bean bag toss for children, employee scarecrow contest voting, more. Free admission. Donations of unexpired canned or dry food will be collected, to help families in our area have a joyful holiday season. Call (772) 286-0284 or pre-register at pindersnursery.com.
Met Live: 'The Nose' (Shostakovich): 12:55 p.m., Regal Treasure Coast Mall Stadium 16, Jensen Beach. Paulo Szot reprises his acclaimed performance of a bureaucrat, whose satirical misadventures in search of his missing nose are based on Gogol's comic story. Approx. 2 hours, 15 minutes. Not rated. Tickets are $25 for adults, $23 for seniors, $19 for child. For tickets, visit fandango.com
Nestor Torres at the Lyric Theatre, 59 S.W. Flagler Ave., Stuart. 7 p.m. Tickets are $40. For more information, call (772) 286-7827.
Save Our River 5K run and 1K walk: 8 a.m. race start time. New event, a benefit for Florida Oceanographic Society and their research on the coastal ecosystem. Registration is $25 from Oct. 1 through Oct. 21, and $30 for registration through race day. Registration includes an event shirt and food and refreshments after the race. For more information on the race, or to register, visit www.saveourriver5K.com.
Hobgoblins on Main Street: All-day family festival along Osceola Street in downtown Stuart. Includes a classic car show and trunk-or-treat style trick-or-treating with downtown Stuart merchants. Family and children's costume contests and parade, plus live music, children's crafts, and vendors. For more information, call Stuart Main Street at (772) 286-2848 or visit stuartmainstreet.org.
SATURDAY, OCT. 26 - SUNDAY, OCT. 27
Tropical Ranch Botanical Gardens: Martin County's only botanical garden will be open to the public for a plant sale (with bromeliads on 10 percent discount) on Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Variety of sun and shade plants, plus rarer plants. On Saturday, there will also be a seminar by Dr. Rich Oswald on bromeliads at 10 a.m. On Sunday, at 1 p.m., Dr. Rich Oswald will lead a tour of the gardens. Free admission to tour the 13 themed gardens, located at 1905 S.W. Ranch Trail in the Tropical Farms area. For more information, call (772) 283-5565 or visit www.trbg.us.
SUNDAY, OCT. 27
Family Harvest Festival: 1-5 p.m., Love and Hope in Action (LAHIA), 1760 S.E. Salerno Road, Stuart. Petting zoo, face painting, family-friendly activities. Benefit for LAHIA. Admission is $1 plus canned goods. For more information, visit http://lahia.org.
A Sunday afternoon of Jazz featuring Randy Corinthian and the David Anderson Middle School Band Drumline, Lyric Theatre, 59 S.W. Flagler Ave., Stuart. 4 p.m. Healthy treats provided courtesy of East Stuart Youth Initiative Culinary Kids. Tickets are $30. For sponsorship information, contact Kraig McHardy at (772) 201-2238. For more information, call the box office at (772) 286-7827.
TUESDAY, OCT. 29
'Growl-o-ween Party:' 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., The Fur Seasons, 1310 S.W. Commerce Way, Stuart. A play day for animals, with dress up, games, competitions for prizes, and photos with the "Mystery Monster." $30. Reservations required. For more information, call (772) 286-8283.
Affordable Care Act presentation: 11 a.m., Blake Library, 2351 S.E. Monterey Road, Stuart. Key components of the ACA will be clarified. Each one-hour presentation is free and open to the public. For more information, call (772) 221-1403 or visit www.library.martin.fl.us.
'Whitefly and Other Nuisance Pests:' 2:30-4:30 p.m., Cummings Library, Palm City. Part of the Your Florida Yard Lecture Series, presented by Fred Burkey. Free, open to the public. For more information or directions, call (772) 288-5654 or visit www.martin.ifas.ufl.edu.
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 30
Republican Networking Social: Dolphin Bar & Shrimp House, 1401 N.E. Indian River Drive, Jensen Beach. Speaker is Ron Wardell Insurance Executive on how the Affordable Care Act will impact us all. Call Darlene at (772) 285-7447 for further information
'Whitefly and Other Nuisance Pests:' 2:30-4:30 p.m., Hoke Library, Jensen Beach. Part of the Your Florida Yard Lecture Series, presented by Fred Burkey. Free, open to the public. For more information or directions, call (772) 288-5654 or visit www.martin.ifas.ufl.edu.
Keiser Scare Fair open house: 6-8 p.m., 10330 South U.S. 1, Port St. Lucie. Halloween festivities for families, tricks and treats, plus refreshments, games, prizes. Costumes are welcome. For more information, call (888) 844-8404 or visit KUopenhouse.com.
THURSDAY, OCT. 31 -- SATURDAY, NOV. 2
'The Rocky Horror Show:' Curtain Call presents the wild, sexy live musical that became a movie and started a 35-year cultural phenomenon. Cast is filled with professional dancers and actors from across south Florida committed to performing the iconic show. Performances start at 8 p.m., Thursday, Friday and Saturday, in the Jensen Beach Performing Arts Center on the campus of Jensen Beach High School, 2875 N.W. Goldenrod Road, Jensen Beach. The interactive show runs approximately 1 hour, 45 minutes, with a short intermission. Prop bags will be provided. Adult tickets are $25; student tickets are $18. For tickets or more information, call (866) 811-4111 or visit www.curtaincallfl.com.
'Of Mice and Men:' The classic tragic story of the friendship between two migrant workers, George and mentally challenged Lenny, and their dream of owning a farm. Produced by Indian River State College students at McAlpin Fine Arts Center on the main campus in Fort Pierce. Shows are at 7 p.m. on both Thursday and Friday; two shows on Saturday, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. For more information or to purchase tickets, call (772) 462-4750 or visit IRSC.edu.
FRIDAY, NOV. 1
Twilight Honor Flight 5k: 5:45 p.m., Witham Field, Stuart. Runners provided with red, white and blue glow gear will run the airport amid the nighttime aerial acrobatics, fireworks and balloon glow. The event benefits Honor Flight, an organization that flies World War II veterans to Washington D.C. to see the World War II monument. Register online at www.active.com. For more information, call (855) 359-2838.
FRIDAY, NOV. 1 -- SUNDAY, NOV. 3
Stuart Air Show, Witham Field. Friday night twilight air show (from 5-10 p.m.) features twilight air performers, live music by the Nouveaux Honkies, balloon glow, amusement rides, and fireworks finale, plus the Dirty Flight Suit Party ($65, pre-sale tickets only). Saturday (9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.) and Sunday (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.), enjoy aircraft and military equipment displays, aerobatic performances, helicopter rides, balloon rides, children's rides and activities, and vendor and community booths. For more information, visit www.stuartairshow.com.
FRIDAY, NOV. 1 -- SUNDAY, NOV. 10
Martin County Senior Games: 24th year. 13 sporting events - golf, basketball shooting, doubles tennis, singles tennis, track, field, horseshoes, swimming, a 5K run, bowling, cycling and table tennis - will take place at various locations and dates through Martin and St. Lucie counties. Fee to participate is $10 (includes one sport); $20 for bowling and $25 for the golf tournament. Register from Oct. 1-31 on http://econnect.martin.fl.us. For more information, call (772) 221-1419 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
SATURDAY, NOV. 2
Annual Scholarship Luncheon: Indiantown Education Coalition's annual event. Noon to 1:30 p.m., Manero's Restaurant, 2851 S.W. High Meadows Ave., Palm City. $20 per person. Features the IEC's gift basket prize drawing, $2 per gift basket donation ticket. All proceeds to benefit the scholarship fund for Indiantown students. To RSVP, contact Debbie Banta at (772) 219-1200, Ext. 30290, or email email@example.com.
OPUS golf tournament: 19th annual tournament to benefit the OPUS 2014 choir. 7:30 a.m. check-in, continental breakfast and range warm up. Shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. Four-person scramble format. Lunch at 12:30 p.m., followed by an OPUS choir performance at 1 p.m. $125 fee per player includes greens fee & cart, range balls, breakfast, buffet lunch, auction, concert. Additional guests can attend the luncheon and concert performance for $40. For more information, contact golf chairman James Flannery at (772) 214-9574 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Harvest Ride for Friends in Pink: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 63 mile ride through three counties, with stops including Pot Belly Deli, American Legion Post 39, Captain Jax, Chillin' the Most, and ending at Treasure Coast Harley Davidson. Early registration for the poker run is $20; first 200 people receive gift bag including event T-shirt. Live music, games, face painting, prizes, silent and Chinese auctions, food, vendors, fun for the family. Starts at the Pot Belly Deli, 101 N. U.S. 1, Fort Pierce. To buy tickets, visit www.pinktiefriends.org. For more information, call Kitty Hallock at (772) 293-5254 or email email@example.com.
SUNDAY, NOV. 3
Dance for Food performance: 3 p.m., Lyric Theatre, 59 S.W. Flagler Ave., Stuart. Sponsored by Schmitt, Cambron & Reynolds, PL. Dance for Food brings together many of South Florida's finest contemporary dancers to showcase their talents in front of an audience whose only admission fee is a bag of nonperishable goods. For more information, visit www.a4ac.org.
Rock'n Riverwalk concert series: Free concert on the Riverwalk Stage on the waterfront in downtown Stuart, 1-4 p.m. every Sunday, November through April. Live music - jazz, blues, rock, reggae and more - plus vendors. Free Sailfish Shuttle ride from easy parking areas (Osceola, Sailfish or Kiwanis Park). For more information, visit facebook.com/RocknRiverwalk.
TUESDAY, NOV. 12
'I Love a Mystery' book discussion group: 2-3:30 p.m. at the Cummings Library, 2551 S.W. Matheson Ave., Palm City. Monthly mystery discussion series returns, to be continued Dec. 10, Jan. 14, Feb. 11, March 11, and April 8. Each month a different author of mystery books will be featured. Participants are asked to read any title by the author and come prepared to discuss their choice including plot summary, main characters and favorite part of the book. November features Ed McBain, and December focuses on Phillip Margolin. For more information, call (772) 221-1403 or visit www.library.martin.fl.us.
FRIDAY, OCT. 18
Conchy Joe's Seafood, 3945 N.E. Indian River Drive, Jensen Beach, Reggae by Rainfall, 8 p.m. - midnight. (772) 334-1130.
Crawdaddy's, 1949 N.E. Jensen Beach Blvd., Jensen Beach, Call for performers. 8 p.m.-midnight. (772) 225-3444.
The Deck, 307 N.W. River Drive, Stuart. (772) 693-1203.
Hutchinson Island Marriott Resort Tiki Bar, 555 N.E. Ocean Blvd., Hutchinson Island, Stuart. (772) 225-3700.
Manatee Island Bar & Grill, 4817 S.E. Dixie Highway, Port Salerno. Robbie Bullard, 8 p.m. (772) 872-7288.
Tradewinds Restaurant & Lounge, Captain Ron, 6:30-9:30 p.m. (772) 621-0822.
SATURDAY, OCT. 19
Conchy Joe's Seafood, 3945 N.E. Indian River Drive, Jensen Beach, Reggae by Rainfall, 8 p.m. to midnight. (772) 334-1130.
Crawdaddy's, 1949 N.E. Jensen Beach Blvd., Jensen Beach, Call for performers, 7:30-11:30 p.m. (772) 225-3444.
Courtyard Marriot in Jensen Beach, 10978 S Ocean Drive, Jensen Beach. Capt. Ron will be poolside from 4-8 p.m. (772) 229-1000
The Deck, 307 N.W. River Drive, Stuart. (772) 693-1203.
Manatee Island Bar & Grill, 4817 S.E. Dixie Highway, Port Salerno. Jason Montero, 8 p.m. (772) 872-7288.
SUNDAY, OCT. 20
Conchy Joe's Seafood, 3945 N.E. Indian River Drive, Jensen Beach. Reggae by Rainfall, 4-8 p.m. (772) 334-1130.
The Deck, 307 N.W. River Drive, Stuart. (772) 693-1203.
Manatee Island Bar & Grill, 4817 S.E. Dixie Highway, Port Salerno. Floridian Band at the Tiki Bar, 3 p.m. (772) 872-7288.
MONDAY, OCT. 21
Food Truck Invasion: Every Monday night, 5-9 p.m., Memorial Park, 300 S.E. Ocean Blvd. and Georgia Avenue. Runs through the end of November. Huge outdoor picnic style event with many menus to choose your purchases from - fusion cuisine to comfort foods to sweet treats. Folding chairs or blankets are welcome for your picnicking enjoyment. For more information, visit www.foodtruckinvasion.com/stuart.
Latin Dance Night: 6:30-9:30 p.m. every Monday night at the Port St. Lucie Civic Center. Doors open at 6 p.m. Free dance lessons for basic salsa steps start at 6:30 p.m. St. Lucie Tropical Jazz starts playing salsa, mambo, merengue, cha cha, bolero and cumbia music at 7:15 p.m. Full liquor cash bar and snacks. Admission is $5 per person in advance, or $8 per person at the door. For tickets and information, call (772) 807-4488.
TUESDAY, OCT. 22
Applebee's is hosting Family Fun Day with AJ the DJ from 5-8 p.m. with face painting, bingo, trivia, games, music and prizes. Burger specials and kids eat free. 3373 S.E. Federal Highway, Stuart. (772) 223-6477.
Conchy Joe's Seafood, 3945 N.E. Indian River Drive, Jensen Beach. Trivia, 7-9 p.m. (772) 334-1130.
Cowboys' BBQ & Steak Co. 2902 S.E. Gran Parkway, Stuart, Capt. Ron from 8-11 p.m. (772) 287-8100.
Original Coconut Bar, open mic with Rich from 9 p.m.-midnight. 4787 S.E. Dixie Highway, Stuart. (772) 219-1945.
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 23
Conchy Joe's Seafood, 3945 N.E. Indian River Drive, Jensen Beach. Crab racing, 6-9 p.m. (772) 334-1130.
The Deck, 307 N.W. River Drive, Stuart. (772) 693-1203.
Hutchinson Island Marriott Resort Tiki Bar, 555 N.E. Ocean Blvd., Hutchinson Island, Stuart. Call (772) 225-3700.
THURSDAY, OCT. 24
The Deck, 307 N.W. River Drive, Stuart. (772) 693-1203.
Conchy Joe's Seafood, 3945 N.E. Indian River Drive, Jensen Beach. Reggae by Rainfall, 7-10 p.m. Ladies night, 6-10 p.m. (772) 334-1130.
Dolphin Bar & Shrimp House, 140 N.E. Indian River Drive, Jensen Beach. (772) 781-5236.
VFW Post 4194, 2464 S.E. Veteran's Ave., Stuart. Live Big Band, dancing and snacks at intermission. $5 admission. Door prize. Call (772) 220-0144.
Zombie Paintball: Friday and Saturday nights, Sept. 27 through Nov. 2, at D&D Farms, 5059 S.W. Citrus Blvd., Palm City. Sessions start at 7 p.m.; last session each night starts at 10:50 p.m. The zombies and mutant vegetables are after us and you - help by shooting with anti-zombie paintballs. $15 per person in advance online; $20 at the gate. Groups of 14 or more discounted. Visit http://www.danddfamilyfarms.com/buyzombie.php.
The Mansion at Tuckahoe: Free public tours will return in October, and will be held each Wednesday morning for the winter season. The Mansion is located in Indian RiverSide Park, Jensen Beach. History is covered from the time of occupancy by Native Americans, the Leach family in residence and the 36 year period of two educational facilities. Docent guided tours begin promptly at 10 and 11 a.m. and it is requested visitors arrive early. Organizations exceeding eight have a $25 fee. For more information, call (772) 692-7501, Ext. 6.
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/
Music fest on the Riverwalk stage behind Stuart City Hall (121 S.W. Flagler Ave., Stuart), 6-10 p.m. on the second and third Fridays of the month. For more information, call (772) 288-1010 or (772) 485-1609.
Hobe Sound Toasters: Toastmasters International group, open to all interested parties. Meetings are the second and fourth Tuesday evening of the month from 7-9 p.m., on the second floor of the Administration Building of the Hobe Sound Bible College located at 11298 S.E. Gomez Ave., Hobe Sound. For more information, contact Jan Otten at the Hobe Sound Chamber of Commerce, (772) 546-4724.
Fall Banding at Possum Long Nature Preserve: Bird banding is usually done on Tuesday mornings (unless it's raining) at the preserve, 621 S.E. Palm Beach Road, Stuart. Fall migrations are coming through. The public is welcome, and you do not need to be an experienced birder to participate. For up to date information and pictures of recent catches, visit brdbander.blogspot.com or visit Audubon of Martin County on facebook.
Karaoke nites hosted by the Karaoke Kops at The Lyric's Flagler Center on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month, 6-9 p.m. Come sing with the Karaoke Kops (Stripling Entertainment). Choose from many karaoke songs including top 40, oldies, classic rock, Broadway to country. Perform in front of a video projection screen so the audience can see and sing along. Take part in singing, dancing or cheering for performers, while enjoying drink specials from the full bar. There will be prizes. The Flagler Center is located at 59 S.W. Flagler Ave., Stuart. For more information, call (772) 286-7827.
Stuart Community Concert Band: Members are volunteers of all ages who get together to share their talent and enthusiasm for music. Backgrounds include professional musicians to those who haven't picked up their instruments for years before joining the band. The Band performs for many holiday and community celebrations. Rehearsals on Monday evenings from 7-9 p.m. at Stuart Middle School. New members are always welcome. For more information, contact director Christopher Kalwa at (772) 219-1685, ext. 225.
LAHIA ministry: Love and Hope in Action ministry in Stuart/Port Salerno monthly needs include mosquito and insect repellent, dish towels, wash cloths, blue tarps, large plastic bins, and disposable dishes. Any donations of boxed or canned goods and paper products are always welcomed. Contributions should be brought to LAHIA at 1760 Salerno Road, Stuart, just west of Martin Memorial Hospital. They are open Monday through Saturday, offering men's Bible study on Mondays at 7 p.m., worship service on Saturdays at 5 p.m., and ladies Bible study on Fridays at 2 p.m. For more information, call (772) 781-7002, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.lahia.org
Hispanics in Action, Inc. is pleased to offer free Mandarin Chinese classes at North Stuart Baptist Church, 1950 N.W. Federal Hwy, Stuart, in room 208, starting Sept. 3 from 6-7:30 p.m. To register, email email@example.com and buy the "New Practical Chinese Reader" (available from Amazon.com.) The organization will also be offering free English, Spanish, French and Italian classes. For more information, call (772) 924-1002 or visit www.hispanicsinaction.org.
Clapping Monkey's Improvicon: 7-9 p.m. on the first Thursday each month, at Lyric's Flagler Center, 201 S.W. Flagler Ave., Stuart. Live improvised comedy show loaded with audience participation and interaction. Almost anything can happen in this script-free show, modeled after popular TV shows 'Whose Line is it Anyway' and 'Improvaganza.' Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door; students with ID are $10. Call (772) 286-7827 for more information or visit www.lyrictheatre.com.
Yoga for Families series: Tuesdays 1-2:30 p.m. at the Hoke Library, 1150 N.W. Jack Williams Way, Jensen Beach, starting July 2 and running through July 30. Registration is not required. Family yoga is intended as a creative way for parents and children to build strength, flexibility and self-confidence. For more information, call (772) 221-1403.
Open Tennis: Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings in Hobe Sound. 'Pick up' style games, starting approximately 7:30 a.m., at J.V. Reed Park on Hercules Street, off Bridge Road (turn by the CVS). Everyone who can play intermediate or above tennis is welcome. There's no cost, just bring a can of balls from time to time. For more information and directions, visit http://tctennis.blogspot.com/ or call Eric Buetens at (772) 546-6633.
Stitches of Kindness: 3-5 p.m. at the Hobe Sound Public Library, 10595 S.E. Federal Highway, Hobe Sound. Residents meet on the fourth Wednesday of each month for an afternoon of knitting or crocheting caps to be donated to cancer patients in need.
Jammin' Jensen takes place every Thursday from 6-9 p.m., weather permitting, at downtown Jensen Beach. There's food, music and vendors. For more information, call (772) 334-3444.
Retro Swing -- Lindy Hop -- West Coast Swing dance party is from 7:30-11 p.m. every Saturday at South Florida Swing Dance Productions, 881 N.E. Jensen Beach Blvd., in Jensen Beach. $7 admission. For information, call (772) 334-2112.
Big Band music, snacks, prizes at the VFW Hall, 2464 Veterans Ave., Stuart, from 7:30-10:30 p.m. Public welcome. Cost $5. For more information, call (772) 220-0144.
Commodores Singles Club. Dance to live music from the 1940s, '50s and '60s, from 7:30-10 p.m. every Sunday at the American Legion Hall, 3195 Savannah Road in Jensen Beach. Different band each week. Dress code prohibits beachwear, blue jeans or sneakers. Dress casual with men having a shirt with collar. There is no smoking and there is a bar. Free coffee, tea and refreshments are served. Donation is $5 for members and $8 for nonmembers. Call (772) 236-9449 or visit www.britetreasures.com/commodore.htm for more information.
Senior activity center in the Stuart area offers entertainment and activities for seniors. For more information, contact Zee Carter, onsite manager at the Log Cabin Senior Center in Langford Park, 2369 N.E. Dixie Highway, Jensen Beach or call (772) 334-2926.
Jensen Beach Art League has a monthly fine art show from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Indian Riverside Park in Jensen Beach along Indian River Drive. Shows take place the second Sunday of every month through April.
Applebee's, 3373 S.E. Federal Highway, Stuart. Every Friday from 9 p.m.-midnight. Call (772) 223-6477.
Charlie's Bar & Grill: 950 S.E. Indian St., Stuart, karaoke Sunday and Monday. (772) 288-4326.
Jensen Beach Bowl Lane 21: 2303 N.E. Dixie Highway, Jensen Beach, karaoke with Karaoke Larry Friday and Saturday 8 p.m.-midnight. Call (772) 225-2695.
Jilly's Grille: The Ramada Inn, 1200 Southeast U.S. 1, Stuart. Karaoke with Permanent Affair 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. (772) 287-6917.
Oasis Café: 6208 South East U.S. 1, Stuart, Outlaw Karaoke 9:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Tuesday. (772) 220-1565.
Pineapple Republic Grill, 1897 N.E. Jensen Beach Blvd., Jensen Beach, Hi-Note Karaoke 7-11 p.m. (772) 934-6891.
The Wave Bar and Lounge: 1628 S. Federal Highway, Stuart. Open mic, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. (772) 287-0018.
If you would like your live entertainment listings carried in the "Out and About" section, please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline is two Fridays before the performance. For example, if you are having a band on Aug. 30, the deadline is Aug. 16. Email the listings weekly or monthly, if you know who will be appearing that far in advance. This procedure includes all venues providing live entertainment.