Shipwrecked Adult Party, Leisure Square Day, Toga Party top things to do this weekend
Here are the best events in Hobe Sound, Stuart, Jensen Beach, Sebastian, Vero Beach, Fort Pierce and Port St. Lucie.
Summer is winding down, but the weekend is picking up on the Treasure Coast. Check out the best events and things to do during the next few days in Martin, Indian River and St. Lucie counties. Here’s What To Do in 772.
Dixie’s Tupperware Party adult comedy show to benefit Nala’s New Life Rescue starts at 7 p.m. Friday at the Cambridge Clubhouse at Heritage Ridge South, 8201 S.E. Constitution Blvd., Hobe Sound. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 each. Ages 21 and older only. Wine, beer, soda and light refreshments are provided. For more information, call 772-485-3799 or go to nalasrescue.org.
Celebrate Gilbert’s First Anniversary from 6-11 p.m. Saturday at Gilbert’s Coffee Bar, 615 S.W. Anchorage Way, Stuart. The coffee bar opened last year at Sunset Bay Marina & Anchorage. Enjoy live music by three different artists starting at 7 p.m. The celebration also includes drink specials, a raffle and the Sunset Sliders food truck. For more information, go to facebook.com/gilbertscoffeebar.
The Shipwrecked Adult Party to celebrate The Children’s Museum of the Treasure Coast’s 11th birthday is 6-9 p.m. Saturday at 1707 N.E. Indian River Drive, Jensen Beach. Pirate, mermaid or castaway costumes are encouraged. Tickets are $45 each at the door and include two drinks and appetizers. Ages 21 and older only. The official after-party begins at 9 p.m. at Carsons Tavern, 2883 S.E. Ocean Blvd., Stuart. To get tickets, go to childrensmuseumtc.org. (After Sensory Friendly Day from 10 a.m. to noon Sunday, the museum is closed for exhibit installations until Sept. 2.)
The Snakes Alive hike at Jonathan Dickinson State Park is 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday at 16450 S.E. Federal Highway, Hobe Sound. Meet at the Hobe Mountain parking lot. To register, call 561-745-5551. For more information, go to facebook.com/friendsofjonathandickinsonstatepark.
Indian River County
The End of Summer Luau at Heaton’s Reef is 6-9 p.m. Friday at Cobalt Restaurant and Vero Beach Hotel & Spa, 3500 Ocean Drive. It includes drink specials, an extensive cookout buffet, a complimentary beverage and live music by the beach. The cost is $40 for adults and $25 for ages 12 and younger. For more information, go to facebook.com/cobaltrestaurant.
The free Leisure Square Day is 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the City of Vero Beach Recreation Department’s outdoor activity center at 3705 16th St. It features Starbucks coffee at 7 p.m., water aerobics at 9:30 a.m., yoga at 10 a.m., the Aerial Antics Youth Circus performers at 10:30 a.m., a turkey shoot basketball contest at 11 a.m., hot dogs and drinks from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and an ice cream social from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. For more information, call 772-770-6500 or go to covb.org.
The Guided Forest Bathing Walk at Round Island Riverside Park is 8:45-11:45 a.m. Saturday, 2200 S. State Road A1A, at the Indian River-St. Lucie County line. Join Kelly Bruce, an Association of Nature and Forest Therapy certified guide, for a relaxing stroll through the mangroves. The practice of forest bathing helps people slow down, relax and reconnect with nature by quieting the mind and awakening the senses. Donations accepted. Bring sunscreen, bug repellent and water. To RSVP, go to facebook.com/naturalwanders.us.
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Gainesville’s Less Than Jake performs a live show along with openers from 6-11 p.m. Sunday at Capt Hiram’s Sand Bar, 1606 Indian River Drive, Sebastian. It also features Florida craft beer for sale. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. To get tickets, go to hirams.com/reggae.
The Fresh Market’s 10-Year Anniversary Celebration is noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 526 21st St., Vero Beach. It includes free samples throughout the store, celebration cupcakes, samples from the grill, a raffle and giveaways, such as reusable bags. For more information, go to thefreshmarket.com/your-market/store-locator.
St. Lucie County
The Porkers 4-H Club’s Pie Auction and Barbecue is 6-10 p.m. Saturday at the St. Lucie County Fairgrounds, 15601 W. Midway Road, west of Fort Pierce. Doors open at 5 p.m. Dinner begins at 6 p.m. The pie auction starts at 7 p.m. The dance is from 8-10 p.m. Tickets are $15, but ages 5 and younger get in free. For more information, go to facebook.com/porkers4hclub.
The Toga Party at Bottom’s Up Public House is 9 a.m. Saturday to midnight at 208 Avenue A, Fort Pierce. Party “Animal House” style with live music, a toga costume contest, a chugging contest and wood-fired pizza for sale. For more information, go to facebook.com/bottomsuppublichouse.
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The fourth annual ALS Awareness Day at First Data Field is noon to 3 p.m. Sunday at 525 N.W. Peacock Blvd., Port St. Lucie. Game tickets bought through the ALS Awareness group benefit ALwayS for ALS. The game is followed by the ice bucket challenge. The goal is to break last year’s record of more than 100 people participating. For more information, go to facebook.com/stluciemets.
The Fall Hunting Classic Kids Weekend at Bass Pro Shops is noon to 4 p.m. Sunday at 2250 Gatlin Blvd., Port St. Lucie. It features a children’s archery challenge, a fall bear craft and a free photo download. The first 100 kids to complete the archery challenge get tin raccoon boxes. For more information, go to facebook.com/bassproshopsportstluciefl.
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.