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Posted: 2014 Jan 17 - 06:43

THROUGH JAN. 31

'Bird's Eye View' photography contest: Hosted by Audubon of Martin County. Open to photographers of all ages and skill levels, with categories including birds, wilderness landscapes, flora & fauna, cell phone photography, and student entries. Entry fees are $10 per entry for Audubon Chapter members and students; $15 per entry for all others. Entries may be submitted through Jan. 31 at www.birdhero.com.

SUNDAYS IN JANUARY

Sunday Morning Beach Walks: 8:30-10 a.m., Jan. 19, and 26. Take a guided walk on the Stuart beachfront with Florida Oceanographic's education staff and volunteers to learn about beach dynamics, biology and oceanography. Stuart Beach, 889 N.E. Ocean Blvd., Stuart. To RSVP, call (772) 225-0505 or visit FloridaOcean.org.

THROUGH SUNDAY, FEB. 2

'A Chorus Line:' Performed at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre, 1001 E. Indiantown Road, Jupiter. Evening and matinee showtimes available for the classic musical that follows the audition process of theatre 'gypsies' as they try to land a job in a Broadway show. Performances contain strong language. Tickets start at $52 and may be purchased by calling (561) 575-2223 or visiting www.jupitertheatre.org/shows/achorusline.

THROUGH MARCH 19

World War II series with Captain Carl Keske: Showing the History Channel's "Battle 360" program, complete season one. The program focuses on the WWII-era aircraft carrier U.S.S. Enterprise, making use of computer animation and documentary footage, along with interviews of crew members and military historians. Shown Wednesdays at 10 a.m. between Jan. 15 and March 19, at the Blake Library, 2351 S.E. Monterey Road, Stuart. For more information, call (772) 221-1403 or visit www.library.martin.fl.us.

THROUGH FRIDAY, JAN. 17

The Best of Broadway featuring the Songs of Andrew Lloyd Webber at the Lyric Theatre, 59 S.W. Flagler Ave., Stuart. Two shows on Jan. 17, at 4 p.m. and at 7 p.m. Tickets are $45. For more information, call the box office at (772) 286-7827.

THROUGH MONDAY, JAN. 20

Cacheapalooza 8: Jonathan Dickinson State Park, 16450 S.E. Federal Highway, Hobe Sound. Runs 8 a.m. til 8 p.m. each day. Five days of geocaching, a form of treasure-hunting, in the park, plus presentations. More than 200 newly loggable geocaches hiding in this 11,500-acre park. For more information, call (772) 546-2771 or visit www.cacheapalooza.org.

FRIDAY, JAN. 17

Chris MacDonald's 'Memories of Elvis Rockin' Birthday Bash' at Sunrise Theatre, 117 S. Second Street, Fort Pierce. 8 p.m. Tickets start at $25. For more information, call (772) 461-4775 or visit www.sunrisetheatre.com.

SATURDAY, JAN. 18

Free trees: 9 a.m. to noon, Martin County Extension Service, 2614 S.E. Dixie Highway, Stuart (at the north end of the fairgrounds). In honor of Florida's Arbor Day, the University of Florida/IFAS Martin County Extension, Florida Yards & Neighborhood and Master Gardener Program volunteers will be offering free three-gallon native trees and South Florida Longleaf Yellow Pine seedlings to residents. After visiting seven educational booths at the event and getting their ticket stamped, residents will be able to choose a three-gallon native tree and a tree seedling to take home and plant. For more information, visit martin.ifas.ufl.edu.

'Pup-arazzi:' 10 a.m. to noon, Treasure Coast Hospice, 1201 S.E. Indian Street, Stuart. Benefit for the Treasure Coast Hospice Pet Peace of Mind Program. For more information, call (772) 403-4594.

Chamber Music Series: Beethoven and Schubert Strings, featuring the Atlantic Classical Orchestra musicians. 11 a.m., Blake Library, 2351 S.E. Monterey Road, Stuart. Free admission. For more information, visit www.atlanticclassicalorchestra.com.

Technology Roadshow: 1-3 p.m., Cummings Library, 2551 S.W. Matheson Ave., Palm City. Jessie Riggins and Al Carson from the Tampa Bay Library Consortium will demonstrate tablets, ebook readers, and other gadgets, and answer questions. For more information, call (772) 221-1403 or visit www.library.martin.fl.us.

'Debbie and Friends:' 11 a.m., Outdoor Gosman Amphitheatre at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. General admission tickets are $12. Call (561) 832-7469 or visit kravis.org.

Nina Kotova & Angel Romero at the Lyric Theatre, 59 S.W. Flagler Ave., Stuart. 7 p.m. Tickets are $45. For more information, call the box office at (772) 286-7827.

Bird ID Tour 4: 8 a.m. to noon, Lakeside Stormwater Treatment Area on Rt. 15B. Driving tour to see Florida's shore birds and migratory species. Participants must stay in the convoy and respect the birding leader. $5 donation to Audubon of Martin County. For more information, call (772) 905-2473 or email lakesidetours@audubonmartincounty.org

SUNDAY, JAN. 19

The National Touring Company of 'Rock of Ages' at Sunrise Theatre, 117 S. Second Street, Fort Pierce. 7 p.m. Tickets start at $45. For more information, call (772) 461-4775 or visit www.sunrisetheatre.com.

TUESDAYS, JAN. 21 - FEB. 11

'Partner in Command' boating course: 7-9 p.m. each Tuesday for four weeks, at the de la Bahia Clubhouse, 2600 S. Kanner Highway, Stuart. Offered by the St. Lucie River Power Squadron. Learn to respond pro-actively to emergencies and safety issues, and learn marine radio operation. $40 fee includes book, patch and certificate. For more information, call Joan Smith, (772) 219-0531, or email actmarinc@aol.com. Visit the Power Squadron's website at www.slrps.org.

TUESDAY, JAN. 21

'Alligators! Outlaws! And Tourists!' with author Mary E. Dawson: 2-3 p.m., Blake Library, 2351 S.E. Monterey Road, Stuart. The author will present historical photographs and true stories that inspired her book, "The River Way Home: The Adventures of the Cowboy, the Indian & the Amazon Queen." For more information, call (772) 221-1403 or visit www.library.martin.fl.us.

Treasure Coast NOW celebrates Roe v. Wade Anniversary: 6:30 p.m., The Inner Truth Project, 2190 Reserve Park Trace #13, St. Lucie West. Marking the 41st anniversary of Roe v. Wade, and discussing the current state of reproductive rights. For more information, contact Mindi Fetterman at (561) 909-9991, email treasurecoastnow@gmail.com, or visit www.treasurecoastnow.org.

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 22

Gaelic Storm at the Lyric Theatre, 59 S.W. Flagler Ave., Stuart. 7 p.m. Tickets are $42. For more information, call the box office at (772) 286-7827.

THURSDAY, JAN. 23

'Managing Your Business's Cash:' 5-7:30 p.m., Morgade Library, 5851 S.E. Community Drive, Stuart. Free workshop to explain and interpret financial statements to manage an existing business or start one. For more information, call (888) 283-1177 or visit www.treasurecoast.score.org.

Glenn Miller Orchestra at the Lyric Theatre, 59 S.W. Flagler Ave., Stuart. Shows at 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $45. For more information, call the box office at (772) 286-7827.

"L'Elisir d'Amore" ("The Elixir of Love") presented with the chorus in Italian, with English subtitles, by Teatro Lirico D'Europa at Sunrise Theatre, 117 S. Second Street, Fort Pierce. 7 p.m. Tickets start at $45. For more information, call (772) 461-4775 or visit www.sunrisetheatre.com.

FRIDAY, JAN. 24 -- SUNDAY, FEB. 9

'Squabbles' by Marshall Karp: The Barn Theatre, 2400 S.E. Ocean Blvd., Stuart, presents this comedy about a cantankerous senior who lives with his son and daughter-in law, and an equally irascible lady who is forced to move in with her daughter and son-in law - leaving them under the same roof and trying to drive each other out. Shows are Wednesday through Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $20. For tickets, call the box office at (772) 287-4884 or visit barn-theatre.com.

SATURDAY, JAN. 25

'S.O.S. - Save Our Species:' 10 a.m. to noon, Hobe Sound Nature Center, 13640 S.E. Federal Highway, Hobe Sound. Learn about the Endangered Species Act, which has been protecting vanishing species for 40 years. Paint your own ceramic animal souvenir - jaguar, panther, sea turtle, humpback whale, or panda bear - to take home. Reservations are required; cost is $5 per person. Space is limited. For a reservation, call (772) 546-2067 or visit hobesoundnaturecenter.com.

Learn to make 3D Videos: 1-4 p.m., Cummings Library, 2551 S.W. Matheson Ave., Palm City. Local company NoLimit3DProduction LLC will showcase 3D filming techniques through an interactive demonstration of how 3D videos and photographs are made and displayed. For more information, call (772) 221-1403 or visit www.library.martin.fl.us.

Port Salerno Seafood Festival: Eighth annual festival. Open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., with live music on two stages, arts and crafts vendors, a kid's fun zone, mermaids, pirates and the freshest seafood on the Treasure Coast, with the majority prepared by Port Salerno fishermen and their families. Festival entrances will again have collection points for non-perishable foods to help fill local food pantries' shelves. Admission is $5 for adults, with children 12 and under admitted free; there will be no charge to ride the water taxi or trolley. Proceeds benefit Port Salerno Elementary School and various nonprofits, including Boys & Girls Club of Martin County, Keep Martin Beautiful, Treasure Coast Waterway Cleanup, the Humane Society, Port Salerno Christmas Jamboree, and more.

Russell Holloway Track and Field Day: Annual competition for elementary school students from across the school district, held at Martin County High School in Stuart. Friendly competition of field and running events, softball throw, relays, more. Spectators allowed, and volunteers will serve as coordinators, scorekeepers and announcers. For more information, contact Pinewood Elementary School principal Larry Green at (772) 219-1595, Ext. 101.

Photographers Tour 3: 8 a.m. to noon, Lakeside Stormwater Treatment Area on Rt. 15B. Designed to give time for shots shorebirds, active eagle nests, burrowing owls, more. Fee is a $10 suggested donation to Audubon of Martin County. Please meet at the Lakeside site at least 10 minutes before the 8 a.m. start. For more information, call John Nelson at (772) 485-8129. Reservations may be made at (772) 905-2473 or email lakesidetours@audubonmartincounty.org

John Pizzarelli at the Lyric Theatre, 59 S.W. Flagler Ave., Stuart. Shows at 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $48. For more information, call the box office at (772) 286-7827.

KC & the Sunshine Band at Sunrise Theatre, 117 S. Second Street, Fort Pierce. 8 p.m. Tickets start at $59. For more information, call (772) 461-4775 or visit www.sunrisetheatre.com.

SUNDAY, JAN. 26

Franco Corso at Sunrise Theatre, 117 S. Second Street, Fort Pierce. 3 p.m. Tickets start at $35. For more information, call (772) 461-4775 or visit www.sunrisetheatre.com.

MONDAY, JAN. 27

Butterfly Luncheon 'All that Jazz:' 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Harbour Ridge Country Club, 12600 Harbour Ridge Blvd., Palm City. For more information, call Treasure Coast Hospice at (772) 403-4594.

Capitol Steps at the Lyric Theatre, 59 S.W. Flagler Ave., Stuart. Two shows, at 6 p.m. and at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $48. For more information, call the box office at (772) 286-7827.

Coastal Lecture Series: 6:30 p.m., Blake Library, Armstrong Wing, 2351 S.E. Monterey Road, Stuart. Featuring Steve Bass, discussing "Geology of Southeast Florida - Land from the Sea." For more information, call (772) 225-0505 or visit FloridaOcean.org.

TUESDAY, JAN. 28

'Tallahassee and the Treasure Coast: Current Topics for Small Businesses:' Noon. Hosted by Hobe Sound Christian Academy, this is a lunch and talks presented by a panel of speakers. Florida Senator Joe Negron will speak about current legislation impacting small businesses. Sheriff Bill Snyder will speak about theft and loss prevention for small businesses. Tanya M. Reed, Esq. of Gunster Yoakley will speak about the Affordable Care Act and your business. Sharon Merchant of Merchant Strategy - business development and marketing topics. Required charitable donation to attend the lunch is $250 per plate, and the money raised is designated for capital improvements to the school facilities. Seating is limited and reservations must be completed by Jan. 17. For more information, call the school office at (772) 545-1455 or email hsca4u@hsbc.edu.

An Acoustic Evening with Keb' Mo' at the Lyric Theatre, 59 S.W. Flagler Ave., Stuart. Shows at 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $42. For more information, call the box office at (772) 286-7827.

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 29

'The Fab Four - The Ultimate Tribute' concert: 7 p.m., Sunrise Theatre, Fort Pierce. Tickets start at $39. Call the box office at (772) 461-4775 or visit www.sunrisetheatre.com.

THURSDAY, JAN. 30 - SUNDAY, FEB. 2

Greekfest: Hosted by St. John Chrysostom Greek Orthodox Church, on U.S. 1 in Hobe Sound (next to the public library). Entertainment, Greek food, pastries, wine, and beer, plus vendors, games, rides for children, and raffles. Hours are 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday; 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday; and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $3 for adults; children 12 and under admitted free. Free admission all day Thursday and Sunday; free admission on Friday until 4 p.m. For more information, call (772) 546-8180 or visit www.saintjohn.fl.goarch.org

THURSDAY, JAN. 30

Mr. Stud Finder Charity Auction: Prestigious businessmen and esteemed professionals will donate their time and talent at an auction to benefit Habitat for Humanity of Martin County's 2014 'Women Build' home. Event begins at 6 p.m., Willoughby Golf Club, 3001 S.E. Doubleton Drive, Stuart. Tickets are $75. For more information, call (772) 223-9940 or visit HabitatMartin.org.

Annual Benefit for Boys & Girls Clubs of Martin County: 6:30 p.m., Jupiter Island Club, 1 Estrada Road, Hobe Sound. Tickets are $500 and can be purchased by calling (772) 932-1374. For more information, visit www.bgcmartin.org.

FRIDAY, JAN. 31

Mel Tillis at the Lyric Theatre, 59 S.W. Flagler Ave., Stuart. Shows at 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $50. For more information, call the box office at (772) 286-7827.

'Spencer's Theatre of Illusion' at Sunrise Theatre, 117 S. Second Street, Fort Pierce. 8 p.m. Adult tickets start at $25; children's tickets are $10. For more information, call (772) 461-4775 or visit www.sunrisetheatre.com.

FRIDAY, JAN. 31 - SUNDAY, FEB. 2

"Late Nite Catechism" in the Black Box Theatre at Sunrise Theatre, 117 S. Second Street, Fort Pierce. Shows are Jan. 31 at 8 p.m.; Feb. 1 at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.; Feb. 2 at 3 p.m. Tickets are $35. For more information, call (772) 461-4775 or visit www.sunrisetheatre.com.

SATURDAY, FEB. 1 - SUNDAY, FEB. 2

Hobe Sound Festival of the Arts: 13th annual festival, held along Dixie Highway (starting at Bridge Road & Dixie Highway, continuing south) in Hobe Sound. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. Free admission and parking. Free shuttle service provided from the parking lot of The Pine School. For more information, visit www.artfestival.com or www.hobesound.org.

Treasure Coast Woodcarvers annual show: 30th annual event, held at the Vince Bocchino Community Center, Langford Park, 2369 N.E. Dixie Highway, in Jensen Beach/Rio. Show hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days. More than 60 woodcarvers will be exhibiting their carvings and turnings; the show is the largest woodcarving show on Florida's east coast. Vendors will be selling carving tools, materials, and supplies, and woodcarving and wood turning demonstrations will be given throughout the show. For more information, visit the club's website, www.treasurecoastwoodcarvers.com.

WEEKLY EVENTS

FRIDAY, JAN. 17

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. Andrew Scott will perform from noon to 4 p.m.; Nouveaux Honkies will perform from 6-9 p.m. (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, JAN. 18

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. Josh Horton will perform from noon to 4 p.m.; Big Coque Band will perform from 6-10 p.m. (772) 693-1203.

Manatee Island Bar & Grill, 4817 S.E. Dixie Highway, Port Salerno. Jason Montero, 8 p.m. (772) 872-7288.

SUNDAY, JAN. 19

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.

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. Dave Goodman will perform from noon to 4 p.m.; Killbillies will perform from 7-11 p.m. (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, JAN. 20

The Deck, 307 N.W. River Drive, Stuart. Performer is still TBA. (772) 693-1203.

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, JAN. 21

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.

The Deck, 307 N.W. River Drive, Stuart. Performer is still TBA. (772) 693-1203.

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 22

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, JAN. 23

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.

ONGOING EVENTS

Albers and Heirs Exhibit: The Elliott Museum's third exhibit in commemoration of its grand re-opening celebrates Josef Albers' extensive contribution as an artist and educator. Through March 23, 2014, a number of Albers' paintings will be on display, as well as the work of two of his students who have South Florida connections: Neil Welliver and Jane Davis Doggett. The museum is located at 825 N.E. Ocean Blvd., Stuart. For more information, call (772) 225-1961 or visit elliottmuseumfl.org.

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.

The Mansion at Tuckahoe: Public tours are held each Wednesday morning for the winter season. The Mansion is located in IndianRiverSide 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.

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 loveandhopeinaction@gmail.com 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 nelsonmerchancely1@gmail.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.

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.

KARAOKE

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 newsfp@hometownnewsol.com. The deadline is two Fridays before the performance. For example, if you are having a band on March 28, the deadline is March 14. 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.




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