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Montessori leap Hailey Resetar, 7, of Palm City leaps during a number performed during the Bridges Montessori ‘Old Country’ Winter Performance. Students from the school were involved in several song and dance numbers Wednesday, Dec. 19 at StarStruck Theatre in Stuart.

By Patrick Bernadeau Staff writer STUART – Clare and Molly Tyler have taken a generous step toward trying to increase the number of Martin County students who enter the fields of math and science in college. On Dec. 14, the Tylers donated $100,000 to the Library Foundation of Martin County toward the creation of an endowment fund for science, technology, mathematics and engineering programs, known as STEM classes. The programs will be active in all six Martin County library branches. In recognition of their do-

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Rhyming about his love for the Lord, Christian rapper and Palm City resident Jeff “JDUB” Williams records his 2011 single “Stand On It” at the Palm Beach Sound Studios in West Palm Beach

Friday Movie viewing: “War Horse” (PG-13). 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Dec. 28. Blake Library, 2351 S.E. Monterey Road, Stuart. (772) 288-5702; library.martin.fl.us 3rd annual Kyle Conrad Memorial Soccer Game: Supports the KC8 Foundation to help fund scholarships for Martin County student-athletes. Youth Clinic (ages 5-12) starts at 3 p.m. Memorial Games at 6 p.m. Dec. 28. Falcon Stadium, 2875 N.W. Goldenrod Road, Jensen Beach. kc8foundation.com.

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rapper Toby Mac was the third Christian music artist ever to reach the top of the Billboard 200 chart with 69,000 albums sold. A week later, Christian rapper Lecrae debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 chart with the release of his album, “Gravity.” “Gravity” went on to sell 72,000 copies in its first week, the most ever for a Christian rapper. There’s a Christian rap movement toward the mainstream scene, but locally, the mantle is being carried by Palm City resident Jeff Williams, better known by his rap name, JDUB. After more than 20 years of rapping, five albums and appearance on VH1 highlighting his career, Williams has established a successful career. JDUB has sold albums through iTunes internationally and South Florida has taken notice. Williams has been nominated for the “Best Gospel Hip-Hop” artist of the year award in the eighth annual South Florida Gospel Music Awards. Upon news of his nomination, Williams was pleasantly surprised and humbled. “As I was getting ready to drive down to Miami one day, I checked my email on my phone and saw a message saying, ‘Congratulations, we are happy to announce you have been nominated for the Best Hip-Hop artist of the year,’ “Williams said. “I was extremely excited, but I was completely shocked.” “My goal is to show people the love of Christ. Being recognized took me by surprise but I’m grateful and honored. It’s a blessing to be recognized by the local gospel community.” Williams, now 35, married and

a father of two daughters, began writing lyrics at 13 year old and recording raps at 15. The topics in his early rhymes were certainly ungodly. However, after reluctantly giving in to his older brother’s continuous offers to join him for bible study (“I refused, but my brother was a little more persuasive, and by persuasive, I mean he said he would split my wig,” Williams said), Williams soon embraced the Holy Spirit and strength on his relationship with the man upstairs by starting rap about God at the age of 17. Hip-Hop has expanded over the past two decades in pop culture, but there remains a stigma attached to the Christian rapper within that genre. The general thought is that the gospel doesn’t work with the popular themes of cars, money and violence. “JDUB seriously lays down some rhymes that reach deep into the soul,” Ben Price, founder and director of Stuart Night of Worship, said. “His heart and desire to impact others with the message of Christ and love through his beats is what really is behind the name JDUB.” Despite what he’s up against, Williams works hard to reach as many people as possible. “I know that there is more than one type of human being in this world,” Williams said. “I know that God calls me to reach as many [people] as I can.” “Whatever that’s in grasp and in my toolbox, I try to do my best to utilize it and be the most effective I can be with what God has given me.” In addition to performing at churches and concerts across South Florida, Williams works at Palm Beach Atlantic University as a records coordinator and is

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created by the library system. The outline coincided with library system’s future outlook. “I think because we already had this focus in our long-range services plan, which we’ve been working on for almost year and a half now, parts of the outline has already been in our minds,” library system youth services manager Jennifer Salas said. “Some of the events that we already are doing relate somewhat to the STEM programs outlined.” “This donation will be taking it to the next level.” Some of the details behind the STEM events include teaching elementary-aged children the science behind paper airplanes, solar power and the biomechanics involved in skateboarding and waterslides. In addition, LEGO WeDo robotics will allow students to learn how to build and program robots using LEGO bricks and a simple icon-based, drag-and-drop software. This session is specifically designed to make educators feel comfortable; introducing a hands-on approach to science, math, technology and literacy to young learners.

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Tiger Soccer: Deeper than stats By Patrick Bernadeau Staff writer

Progress key to another Tiger boys’ soccer postseason run STUART – In high school sports, it isn’t all about numbers and statistics. Or at least, that’s the way Martin County High School boys soccer coach Juan Kalb’s sees it from the sideline. That all-encompassing perspective can be hard find in coaches and leaders of young men, but through his past 24 years of leading the Tigers, Kalb and his coaching staff’s nurturing approach has led to ascendancy on the Treasure Coast High School soccer scene. “I think sometimes what’s more important to us as a coaching

Mitch Kloorfain/chief photographer Max Parr intercepts the ball at midfield for Martin County High School during a District 12-2A home game against Lincoln Park Academy Thursday, Dec. 20. The Martin County Tigers came away with a 3-1 victory.

We are trying to each the kids the knowledge and the understanding of the game; the total picture.” -Coach Juan Kalb staff is to make sure that the kids are getting a more lot of it than just wins and losses,” Kalb said. “We are trying to teach them teamwork. We are trying to teach the kids the knowledge and the understanding of the game; the total picture.” “Hopefully if they follow those things, then all the wins will come with it.” Under Kalb’s reign, Martin County has qualified for the state regional tournament five out of the last six years. With a record of 10-2-3, the Tigers are well on their way to making it six out of seven years. At the three-quarter mark of the 2012-13 regular season, the Tigers, who are the defending District 14-4A tournament champions, are undefeated in district play (4-0-2) and have earned the top seed in the District 14-4A North division. As impressive as the records are, Kalb wants to see progress more than anything else. The ceiling is high, but with progress, expectations are heightened. “Records are not as relevant as the postseason,” Kalb said. “We always want to set our sights at a certain (level), but if we don’t do the little things right as we move up the ladder of success, then it would be very difficult to reach that goal.” It all starts on the defensive end for Kalb. Systematically, that’s his main focus. “Over the years, I’ve always worked on defense,” Kalb said. “If we have a strong enough defense, hopefully we can work from the back, to the midfield and to the forwards to get them opportunities to score.” Freshman goalkeeper Matthew

Mitch Kloorfain/chief photographer Martin County High School’s Rielee Mohsin (left No. 10) moves the ball past Shelby Lickliter (right No. 10) of Lincoln Park Academy on his way to score one of his three goals on the night. The two teams played a District 12-2A in Stuart Thursday, Dec. 20 where the Martin County Tigers earned a 3-1 victory. DiNenna has allowed two goals or less in 13 of the Tigers 15 games (including five shutouts). Making stops and limiting opportunities on one end of the field leads to offense as Martin County averages 3.6 goals per game. Martin County is a balanced team from an experience standpoint. Six starters return from

last year’s team while many players make the jump from junior varsity. Regardless of the mixture, this group is proficient. “I think this year’s team is better,” junior forward Ryan Voss said when comparing this year’s squad to last year’s. “We were really good last year, but we have a lot more young talent this year.”

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Light of the World shines bright By Patrick Bernadeau Staff writer PALM CITY – After suffering through the loss of her 1-year-old son, Tommy John, in 1982, Theresa Banks made a vow to always help and heal the sick. That vow from 30 years ago was the strength behind creating the organization, Light of the World Charities. In 1999, Banks, a parishioner and registered nurse with more than 20 years of experience in the surgical field, formed Light of the World Charities, along with the late the Rev. Bernard Powell in Palm City. The organization, mainly constructed of volunteers from the medical community, provides medical, surgical and dental care to the less fortunate across the globe. “I had a son that was very ill and passed away,” Banks said. “When he died, that pushed me to always wanting to be with the sick and care for the poor.” In Oct. 1999, the charity traveled to Chiclayo, Peru, for the organization’s first mission, providing 83 eye and plastic surgeries to people in need of medical attention. Since their initial year of service, the organization has conducted more than 8,000 medical procedures, including podiatry, gynecology, urology and orthopedic care. Light of the World Charities have sent surgical teams, between 1228 people, to Peru, Africa, Honduras, Nicaragua and Haiti. In 2011, the organization began providing care in the United States. The

Light of the World Charities medical team members stand by 5-year-old Nancy. Following the Haiti’s devastating earthquake from 2010, the medical team saved Nancy from having her leg amputated.

Photo courtesy of Ron Ashley teams go down to these countries with the best care possible. “A lot of groups say ‘this will be a chance for me to practice my sutures’ because I don’t get a chance to do it in the States,” board member and photographer Dr. Ron Ashley said. “I wouldn’t want anyone practicing on me.” “We want to give the people the same quality care that we get in the United States.” The cost of each team member ranges from $1,000-$1,200 per person. The trips, along with the equipment to use, are made through donations made to the organization. The groups are met with adverse

conditions in these poverty-stricken countries; however, one of the biggest obstacles to overcome is trying to instill hope in people who have lost faith in curing their troubles and ills. Residents in countries like Haiti, which is ravaged with natural disaster after natural disaster, are just trying to keep their head above water. “There’s a deep sense of hopelessness there,” Banks said. “They have very low self-esteem sometimes.” “They don’t have much confidence and what they say sometimes is a sign of that. This isn’t going to work. Nothing ever works.

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New school superintendent takes helm of district By Shelley Koppel Staff writer STUART — Laurie Gaylord, Martin County’s new superintendent of schools, has a lot of experience with listening. She knows that there are many people in the school district with things to say after hard-fought election filled with charges and counter-charges. The new superintendent has a Bachelor of Science degree from Bloomsburg University in Pennsylvania in Exceptional Student Education. Her master’s degree, from Washington University in St. Louis, is in Speech and Hearing Education of the Deaf. She is a certified auditory-speech therapist and a listening and spoken language specialist. “I worked in private practice, “she said. “My specialty was teaching those with hearing loss how to listen and talk. There are not a lot of people who do that. I have promised directors and principals that I will listen. I have

spent time teaching people to listen. Now I’m in a listening mode.” The new superintendent and her husband, Marc, have lived in Hobe Sound for 16 years and their children are graduates of South Fork High School. She joined the School Board in 2002. Gaylord defeated incumbent Nancy Kline, who served for four years, in the August primary. Both were Republicans, so the primary was open to all voters in the County. Kline’s tenure as superintendent was marked by lawsuits and accusations of poor communication between the board and superintendent’s office. Gaylord said that she was spending the beginning of her tenure meeting with directors and assistant directors at the administrative level. “I’m trying to get my feet wet,” she said. “My focus after January is to hit the road running, meeting with the principals and visiting the schools. I would like to see us No. 1 in the state and

“I’m trying to get my feet wet. My focus after January is to hit the road running, meeting with the principals and visiting the schools. I would like to see us No. 1 in the state and nationally-recognized.” Laurie Gaylord

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PALM CITY -- One local resident is getting recognition for her helping hands. Valerie Cooper of Palm City was one of three Martin County residents selected by the Martin County School District as Outstanding Volunteers of the Year. Cooper, nominated by Hidden Oaks Middle School, was selected as the Adult Outstanding Volunteer of the Year. Fellow Martin County residents Barbara Engel and Betty Mulligan were also recognized for their efforts in the community. Engel, nominated by Jensen Beach High School, was as select as the Youth Outstanding Volunteer of the Year while Mulligan, nominated by J.D. Parker School of

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shot 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary before killing himself as police arrived at the scene. The massacre in Newtown is the second-deadliest school shooting in U.S. history, behind the 2007 Virginia Tech mass shooting, which left 32 dead. Shortly after the tragedy, teachers and students across the country returned to the classroom the following Monday with a deep sense of sorrow. That sense wasn’t any different locally as educators and students alike had to wipe away the tears and try to regroup amid the shock. “It hit me hard,” Palm City Elementary School fifth-grade teacher Brett Hawkins said. “When you deal with kids every day, it really strikes you.” That sentiment was felt by all the teachers in the school. “We all were having a hard time understanding how can someone pull a trigger on a 7-year-old kid,” Hawkins said, explaining the discussions fellow teachers had. “There was a lot of shock and it was very emotional.” As for discussion about the tragedy with the students, teachers were instructed to remain mum on the topic.

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GAYLORD from page 7 trict. With special education as my background, I’d like to see more improvement and opportunities. “We’ve been without a director in Exceptional Student Education for over a year. I’m working to try to remedy that situation, but we want to make sure we have the best people in the right positions.” The position became available in July 2011, when Maryellen Quinn-Lunny resigned as head of the program. A report commissioned by the Martin County School Board found that then-superintendent Kline violated district policies and created a hostile work environment for Quinn-Lunny. . As superintendent, Gaylord has promised to create a more open environment and lessen tensions throughout the district. To that end, her first official act after taking the oath of office was to remove the electronic lock on her office. “I want to have an opendoor policy and have the public feel welcome visiting,” she said.

“We all were having a hard time understanding how can someone pull a trigger on a 7-year-old kid. There was a lot of shock and it was very emotional” Brett Hawkins “With my kids, there were a few things said Monday morning when we first walked in,” Hawkins said. “I had a few of the kids who had seen (the news) and I had some kids that had not seen it all.” “We were instructed not really to say anything. If it were approached or brought up, (teachers) were to say it’s something to be spoken about at home. That’s how 9/11 was handled; it’s the same kind of deal.” Although it was handled similarly, Hawkins, a teacher at Palm City Elementary School for 12 years and father of two, believes the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11 2001 pale in comparison to the shootings in Newtown. “As a teacher, this hits closer to home than 9/11,” Hawkins said. “I get emotional talking about it.”


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Diving with a paint brush takes while in the water to construct ideas. “I try to paint my work as it relates to how most people can visualize and see it,” Scott said. “But then sometimes I like to paint things that are not photographical; things you couldn’t see unless you were lucky enough to be in the position to go down there.” “I like to experience it and feel the water. That’s one of the nice things in being an artist. You can recreate things that you just can’t photograph.” The research, however, often has Scott in the waters with the

world’s deadliest creatures. It’s a part of the job but it can be scary company to keep. “In 2004, I went to the Bahamas to do some shark stuff and almost got eaten,” Scott said laughing. “I was fighting off 10 sharks as I swam back to my boat.” “That wasn’t really fun.” Some of Scott’s work will be on display on Jan. 9 during the monthly Palm City Art Associates meeting at Peter and Julie Cummings Library in Palm City. For more information and to view some of Randall Scott’s paintings, visit his website www. randallscottart.com.

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By Patrick Bernadeau Staff writer PALM CITY – Randall Scott believes he was born to be an artist. For Scott, 50, that wasn’t just a cliché toward a desired career path. The passion and roots of his career were formed because of genetics. “I grew up in the profession,” Scott said. “It was all that I had known.” ”My father was an artist and he was in a couple big galleries in Wyoming and Arizona. It’s a big art place out there.” After an illustrious career through nearly 30 years as an internationally acclaimed wildlife and marine artist, Scott’s work has been featured in various art galleries, National Geographic magazine covers and on PBS’ “Journeys of an Artist,” which highlighted the top 12 artists in their field. A native of San Diego, Scott and his family moved to Palm City in 2001. Using his background as a certified divemaster and instructor, Scott dives into the deepest waters of the world, with the purpose of creating alluring illustrations of the underground. He often uses a camera for sketches, but the artist in Scott relies on the mental notes he

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“It’s been a great experience for me,” Cooper said. “It’s made me to grow as a person and allowed me to get to know the kids.” “It’s very gratifying just knowing that I can help and make a difference in the school.” Cooper has coordinated the donation of school supplies while also being a chaperone for several field trips, parades and fundraisers. But Cooper’s biggest contribution to the school comes in the aid she provides to the Hidden Oaks band program. Between her involvement in the school’s annual band, color guard

breakfast, and silent auction, the remodeling of the music library in the band room and maintaining the band uniforms, her love for the band programs is manifested. “I started because my son joined the band in the sixth grade,” Cooper said. “I told (the school) I’d be willing to help them next year too, although (my son) will be going to high school. I think it’s a great program and I’d be willing to do anything to help the program and help the kids.” “I really love it and I’d do it over and over if necessary.”

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Come to the Blake Library at 2351 S.E. Monterey Road, in Stuart, Thursday, Jan. 10 at 6 p.m. in the John F. Armstrong Wing for a lively presentation covering the work of celebrated author Patrick D. Smith narrating the illustrated talk will be the author’s son, Rick Smith, dressed in a costume befitting a family that migrated to Florida’s wilderness in the mid-19th century. Smith will discuss his father’s literary works including “A Land Remembered,” as well as Florida history and growing up in his father’s household. Patrick D. Smith’s “Florida, A Sense of Place” (DVD) and “A White Deer and Other Stories,” a collection of short stories, will be available for sale. The educational and entertaining event is free and open to the public. For more information or to learn more about the Martin County Library System, call (772) 221-1403, pick up a Library Connection at any Martin County library, or visit the library website at http:// www.library.martin.fl.us. For MCLS adult, children and teen events, click on the Library Newsletter tab on the right-hand menu of the library website for the Online Connection of your choice.

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At this time “Honor Flight -One Last Mission” has three viewing and it’s in our own backyard. Even though Christmas 2012 is past, a movie ticket to this event would make a great gift for a veteran, family member or friend. Not only would a movie ticket make a great gift, viewing this movie is a great history lesson and a reminder of the sacrifices so many made for our freedom. Tickets are $12 can be purchased online only and will not be available at the movie window. For more information about the movie and to purchase tickets, go to tugg.com/venues/679.

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Florida State Licensed Hearing Aid Specialist Joe Mutter, owner of Mutter’s Hearing Center states, “Our typical patient is a current client referral, or someone who bought a hearing aid elsewhere and that product did not fit their needs, or someone who has had a negative customer service experience elsewhere with an inexperienced or unskilled hearing aid provider. “People simply come here hoping to improve their quality of life by improving their hearing.” In many instances patients that need hearing aids have chased those nonexistent newspaper deals or specials and bought lower technology hearing aids. This gives them a negative first experience and they simply give up on hearing aids. The provider they chose at the time quite easily put was more interested in their checkbooks than the quality of their hearing. They did not explain fully the benefits of quality hearing aids; they went for the quick sale because they saw the patient expressed concerns about the cost of quality aids.

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The machine was put to the test by the USGA at Far Hill N.J. headquarters. Iron Byron used laminated wood and steel shafts and would hit a ball every 30 seconds about 1-2000 per day. The machine was geared to swing about 109 mph – average tour speed in those days. It gave results such as ODS – Overall Distance Standard, Launch Angle 10 degree, Speed 250 feet per second. It was so accurate it wore out the turf in the landing area which the USGA had to replace every 2 years. So in the late 90’s Iron Byron was put to sleep. I guess if I hit that many balls I would be sleeping with Iron Byron.

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Locals Restaurant & Bar 4303 N.E. Ocean Blvd., Jensen Beach. Live music by Frank the Tank 9:30 p.m. to close. For more information, call (772) 232-6483.

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Bru’s Room Sports Bar DJ 10 p.m.-2 p.m. 1725 S.E. Federal Highway, Stuart. For more information, call (772) 320-1297.

Stuart Grill & Ale DJ 9 p.m.-2 a.m. 1630 S.E. Federal Highway, Stuart. For more information, call (772) 223-1978.

Locals Restaurant & Bar 4303 N.E. Ocean Blvd., Jensen Beach. Live music by Frank the Tank 9:30 p.m. to close. For more information, call (772) 232-6483. Crush Wine Bar DJ 9 p.m. until whenever. 100 S. Dixie Highway, Downtown Stuart. For more information, call (772) 600-5853.

The Sailor’s Return Live music 8 p.m.-11 p.m. 625 S.W. First Street, Stuart. For more information, call (772) 872-7250.

The Sailor’s Return Live music 8 p.m.-11 p.m. 625 S.W. First St., Stuart. For more information, call (772) 872-7250.

Conchy Joe’s Seafood Live music by Rainfall 8 p.m.-midnight. 3945 N.E. Indian River Drive, Jensen Beach. For more information, call (772) 334-1130.

Conchy Joe’s Seafood Live music by Rainfall 8 p.m.-midnight. 3945 N.E. Indian River Drive, Jensen Beach. For more information, call (772) 334-1130. Musicfest Downtown Stuart, 2nd and 3rd Friday of the month, 6 p.m.-10 p.m. Free. 121 S.W. Flagler Ave., Stuart. For more information, call (772) 288-1010 or (772) 4851609.

Saturdays

Crush Wine Bar Karaoke 9 p.m.-1 a.m. 100 S. Dixie Highway, Downtown Stuart. For more information, call (772) 600-5853.

Sundays

Charlie’s Bar and Grill Karaoke 7:30 p.m. 4695 S.W. Kanner Highway, Stuart. For more information, call (772) 288-4326. The Sailor’s Return Live music 4 p.m.-8 p.m. 625 S.W. First St., Stuart. For more information, call (772) 8727250. Conchy Joe’s Seafood Live music by Rainfall 4 p.m.-8 p.m. 3945 N.E. Indian River Drive, Jensen Beach. For more information, call (772) 334-1130.

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and a chandelier on her forehead. “We like to utilize instrumental music that gives the Cirque-style feeling, but we also use (music from) Celine Dion, Beyonce and Heart. The ringmaster is a female, and she’s not the ringmaster you may have in your brain.” The idea for a Cirque-style show came from the success of Cirque du Soleil. Before Cirque du Soleil, the circus theme was thought to appeal only to younger audiences,” Black said. “It was all about fun and clowns and silliness in three rings. Cirque du Soleil made circus a form of art that would appeal to the intellectual side and brought it into the adult world.” For adults who may wonder if the show is suitable for younger audiences, Black offered guidelines. “There is nothing raunchy,” he said. “If you feel that it’s OK for kids to watch ‘Dancing with the Stars,’ this is appropriate for them.” Black said that the Lyric Theatre, with its intimate feel, is the perfect venue for this show. “The show has a cabaret feel,” he said. “The set is gorgeous, all red and gold and black. It’s going to be very exciting and we’re very proud of it. It’s 90 minutes and you won’t be bored.” Cirque D’Amour comes to the Lyric Theatre, 59 S.W. Flagler Ave., Stuart, on Jan. 8. Tickets for the 6 and 8:30 p.m. shows are $40. For more information, call the box office at (772) 286-7827 or order online at www.lyrictheatre. com. For more information about Cirque D’Amour, visit the website, wwww.kevinblackproductions.com.

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Bobby and the Blisters at The Sailor’s Return. 3 p.m. 625 S.W. First St., Stuart. For more information, call (772) 872-7250.

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Monday, Dec. 31 New Year’s Eve Bash at Wahoo’s Riverhouse. 9 p.m.-until. OPM is performing live. Free party favors and free champagne toast. 915 N.W. Flagler Ave., Stuart. For more information, call (772) 692-2333.

The Baker Boys at Pirate’s Cove. 8:30 p.m. 4307 S.E. Bayview St., Stuart. For more information, call (772) 287-2500.

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Brand New Thursday Night at Stuart Ale House. 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. DJ Dr. Dave will be spinning rock, old school, hip hop, house, breaks and freestyle. 21 and up. No cover. Drink specials. 1630 S. Federal Highway, Stuart. For more information, call (772) 2231978.

Ladies Night at Applebees. 10 p.m. to close. 2 for 1 drinks all night and $1 wells for women. Music DJ Doe Dizzle. 3373 S.E. Federal Highway, Stuart. For more information, call (772) 2236477.

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Freestyle Thursdays at Club Dejavu. 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Ladies drink free until 11 p.m. Everyone in free all night. Ladies 18 and up, guys 21 and up. Music by DJ Richie O and DJ Sombra. 715 N. U.S. Highway 1, Stuart. For more information, call (772) 692-9914.

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