Treasure Coast Waterway Cleanup, Mangroves & Malts event, Jerk Festival top this weekend
Here are the best events and things to do in Hobe Sound, Indiantown, Stuart, Jensen Beach, Vero Beach, Sebastian, Fort Pierce and Port St. Lucie.
The 12th annual Treasure Coast Waterway Cleanup is 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at 24 different locations across the area. Volunteers meet up to clean up 125 miles of waterways across three counties. Since 2008, more than 9,500 volunteers, plus more than 2,700 boats, have removed more than 82 tons of trash from local waterways. For more information, call 772-486-6460 or go to www.tcwaterwaycleanup.com.
Here are the cleanup locations:
- Hobe Sound: Jimmy Graham Boat Ramp, 8555 S.E. Gomez Ave.; Johnathan Dickinson State Park, 16450 S.E. Federal Highway
- Palm City: Leighton Park Boat Ramp, 2701 S.W. Cornell Ave.
- Stuart: Sandsprit Park Boat Ramp, 3443 S.E. St. Lucie Blvd.; Stuart Causeway Boat Ramp, Southeast Ocean Boulevard
- Jensen Beach: Indian RiverSide Park Boat Ramp, 1707 N.E. Indian River Drive; Jensen Beach Causeway Boat Ramp, 889 N.E. Causeway Blvd.
- Port St. Lucie: C-24 Canal Park Boat Ramp, 500 S.E. Oakridge Drive; River Park Marina, 500 E. Prima Vista Blvd.; Veterans Park at Rivergate, 2200 S.E. Veterans Memorial Parkway
- Fort Pierce: Causeway Cove Marina, 601 Seaway Drive; Fort Pierce Yacht Club, 700 N. Indian River Drive; Harbortown Marina, 1936 Harbortown Drive; Jaycee Park Boat Ramp, Melaleuca Drive; Manatee Center Boat Ramp, 480 N. Indian River Drive; Pelican Yacht Club, 1120 Seaway Drive; Smithsonian Marine Station, 420 Seaway Drive; Stan Blum Boat Ramp, 613 North Beach Causeway; White City Park, 2081 W. Midway Road
- Vero Beach: Riverside Park Boat Ramp, 350 Dahlia Lane; Vero Beach Municipal Marina, 3611 Rio Vista Blvd.
- Wabasso: Wabasso Causeway Boat Ramp, State Road 510
- Sebastian: Sebastian Main Street Boat Ramp, Main Street and North Indian River Drive
- Micco: Sebastian Inlet Marina, 8685 U.S. 1
The Paddle & Boat Beach Cleanup of the north end of the Nathaniel P. Reed Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge is 8-10:30 a.m. Friday at the Jimmy Graham Boat Ramp, 8555 S.E. Gomez Ave., Hobe Sound. Volunteer to help remove trash accumulating near the Peck Lake area. People can bring their own paddleboards or kayaks to leave the boat ramp at 8 a.m. Others can take a boat leaving at 8:30 a.m. Bring reusable water bottles. Water, gloves and trash bags are provided. Wear hats and sunscreen. To RSVP, call 772-546-6141. For more information, go to www.facebook.com/hobesoundnwr.
The Library Foundation of Martin County’s fifth annual FanFest is 2-4 p.m. Saturday at the Elisabeth Lahti Library, 15200 S.W. Adams Ave., Indiantown. The event for grades 6-12 includes board games, crafts, video game tournaments and costumes. Admission is free. For more information, go to www.facebook.com/martincountylibrarysystem.
The Young Professionals of Martin County’s Summer Bash is 6-9 p.m. Saturday at the Florida Oceanographic Society, 890 N.E. Ocean Blvd., Stuart. The bash features an open bar, a buffet, music, raffles and a “South Florida tropical” theme. Raffle proceeds benefit the Florida Oceanographic Society. Ages 21 and older only. Admission is $30 in advance and $40 at the door. For more information, go to www.ypmc.org/events.
The Pig Roast & Luau at Castaways Gastropub is 2-10 p.m. Saturday at 911 N.E. Jensen Beach Blvd. Enjoy all you can eat for $25, a limbo contest and life-size games. Plus, Terrapin’s Luau Krunkles IPA and New Belgium’s Passion Fruit Kolsch are being tapped. For more information, go to www.facebook.com/castawaysfla.
Indian River County
The Environmental Learning Center’s Mangroves & Malts event with Walking Tree Brewery is 5-8 p.m. Friday at 255 Live Oak Drive, Vero Beach. Walk through mangrove forests and learn about different types of mangroves. Stop along the way to sample and learn about local craft beer. The event also includes live music, cornhole and croquet. Admission is $20. For more information, go to www.facebook.com/discoverelc.
The Tommy Shoaf Tribute Concert is 7-11 p.m. Saturday at Walking Tree Brewery, 3209 Dodger Road, Vero Beach. Celebrate the life of a local musician with seven bands playing live music. Then, the Clothing Swap to benefit the Women’s Refuge of Vero Beach is noon to 2 p.m. Sunday at the brewery. For more information, go to www.facebook.com/walkingtreebrewery.
The Space Coast Symphony Orchestra’s “One Giant Leap: A Tribute to Apollo” is 3-5 p.m. Sunday at The Community Church of Vero Beach, 1901 23rd St. The space-themed concert commemorates the 50th anniversary of the moon landing. The music is enhanced by footage of the Apollo missions and other NASA programs projected on a large screen above the orchestra. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. It’s free for ages 18 and younger with student ID. For more information, call 855-252-7276 or go to www.spacecoastsymphony.org.
St. Lucie County
The Vinyl Night at Sailfish Brewing Company is 8-11 p.m. Friday at 130 N. Second St., Fort Pierce. More live music continues at the brewery Saturday and Sunday. For more information, go to www.facebook.com/sailfishbrewingcompany.
The Caribbean American Culture Group’s third annual Treasure Coast Jerk Festivalis noon to 11 p.m. Saturday at Causeway Cove Marina, 601 Seaway Drive, Fort Pierce. The festival features food for sale, live music, entertainment, vendors and a children’s zone. Bring blankets and folding chairs. Admission is $20 in advance and $25 at the event. It’s $10 for kids older than 12 and free for kids ages 12 and younger. For more information, go to cacgpsl.com.
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.