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Escape the heat or dive right into it this weekend at the best events and things to do across the Treasure Coast. Here’s What To Do in 772.

St. Lucie County

IRSC Hallstrom Planetarium’s Open House events to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission and moon landing are 6-9 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Indian River State College main campus, 3209 Virginia Ave., Fort Pierce. The event includes using a telescope to view the planets Jupiter and Saturn, showing highlight films of the Apollo missions, asking people who experienced them to reminisce and discussing the future of missions to the moon. For more information, call 772-462-7515 or go to www.irsc.edu.

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The Rise of a Warrior 26: Live Cage Fights are 6:30-10:30 p.m. Saturday at the Havert L. Fenn Center, 2000 Virginia Ave., Fort Pierce. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. All fighters are local. General admission is $25 each, and VIP cage side admission is $45. All ages welcome. For more information, call 772-267-7491 or go to www.facebook.com/risefights.

Kids Fest is 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday at Tradition Square, 10824 S.W. Village Parkway, Port St. Lucie. The event features games, bounce houses, music, characters, prizes, demonstrations, crafts, art vendors and food for sale. Wristbands are $10 each. For more information, go to flkidsfest.com.

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The Sip, Shop & Stroll Halfway to Christmas art show with the Fort Pierce Jazz Society is 1-5 p.m. Sunday at Summer Crush Vineyard & Winery, 4200 Johnston Road, north of Fort Pierce. Enjoy live music by a five-piece swing ensemble and food trucks. Proceeds benefit St. Lucie Habitat for Humanity. For more information, call 772-460-0500 or go to www.summercrushwine.com.

Indian River County

The Apollo 11 Party in the Brackett Library’s Bjorkman Room starts at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Indian River State College, 6155 College Lane, Vero Beach. Kids can celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing with a presentation, games, crafts and 1960s and space-themed costumes. For more information, call 772-770-5060 or go to www.irclibrary.org.

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The Downtown Vero Beach Mural Project Charity Bar is 6-11:30 p.m. Friday at Kilted Mermaid, 1937 Old Dixie Highway. All proceeds benefit the mural project. Plus, enjoy live music, raffles and arts and crafts vendors. For more information, go to www.veromuralproject.org.

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Christmas in July is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Riverview Park, 600 U.S. 1, corner of County Road 512, Sebastian. The event includes entertainment, a silent auction, raffles, small business vendors, food, games and face painting. Proceeds benefit Shop with a Cop. For more information, call 772-978-6248 or go to www.facebook.com/ircsheriff.

 

 

The Three-Year Anniversary Block Party is noon to 10 p.m. Saturday at Walking Tree Brewery, 3209 Dodger Road, Vero Beach. The party features live music from four bands, five food trucks, water slides and children’s activities. Admission is free. For more information, go to www.facebook.com/walkingtreebrewery.

Martin County

 

The Beach Cleanup with the Surfrider Foundation Treasure Coast Chapter is 6-8 p.m. Friday at Jensen Beach, or Sea Turtle Beach, 4191 N.E. Ocean Blvd. Walk the beach in a group effort to clean it up for turtle nesting. Gloves and buckets are provided. For more information, go to treasurecoast.surfrider.org.

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The Family Fun Day is 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at 10th Street Community Center, Guy Davis Sports Complex, 724 S.E. 10th St., Stuart. It includes games, bounce houses, a dunk tank, obstacle courses, a silent auction, a raffle and food for sale. Wristbands are $5 each. For more information, call 772-349-3649 or go to www.facebook.com/mcspanthers.

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The Zumba-thon is 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Kane Center, 900 S.E. Salerno Road, south of Stuart. The event features 11 local Zumba instructors. Admission is $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Proceeds benefit Kane Center programming. For more information, call 772-223-7800 or go to www.kanecenter.org.

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Grooves at Gilbert’s is 8-11 p.m. Saturday at Gilbert’s Coffee Bar, 615 S.W. Anchorage Way, Stuart. Enjoy a DJ playing disco and house music, $4 beers and $5 wines. For more information, call 772-214-1522 or go to www.facebook.com/gilbertscoffeebar.

Laurie K. Blandford is TCPalm’s entertainment reporter and columnist dedicated to finding the best things to do on the Treasure Coast. Read her weekly column, Laurie’s Stories, on TCPalm.com. Follow her on Twitter at @TCPalmLaurie or Facebook at faceboook.com/TCPalmLaurie.