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TREASURE COAST — Evidence collected during law enforcement’s ongoing investigation into last year’s homicide of St. Lucie County Sherriff’s Sgt. Gary Morales, 35, has landed the girlfriend of the triggerman behind bars. Jessica Maldanado, 21, of Vero Beach, was arrested on Aug. 7 for a felony charge of obstructing an Jessica Maldanado investigation in connection with the Morales case, her attorney said. An arrest affidavit states Maldanado, the girlfriend of Eriese Tisdale, 26, recorded a visit to the State Attorney’s Office

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TRADITION — Western residents should be on high alert for mailers offering $100 gift cards to big chain stores in exchange for a small processing fee. Your Voice News & Views was contacted last week by a resident who received such an offer, which includes a claim number and a

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The mailer advertised a $100 gift card for stores including Target and Walmart. Usually these kinds of offers are too good to be true, Port St. Lucie Police spokesman Master Sgt. Frank Sabol said. “If anybody is asking you for something in return, do not provide it, because most likely, it’s a scam,” Sabol said. Do not, under any circumstances, provide personal or bank information to solicitations, Sabol said.

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Staff photo by Nicole Rodriguez Air Rescue loads a 2-year-old St. Lucie West boy for emergency transport to St. Mary’s Medical Center in West Palm Beach on April 4. First responders believed the boy could have fallen from a bunk bed at his home. A CT scan later that day revealed no signs of trauma or injury and the boy was listed in stable condition. Police don’t believe a crime occurred, authorities said. fall, first responders called for Air Rescue, Sabol said. Chaney said it’s standard procedure to air lift a patient from

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“Using the methods taught in this patent allows us to better understand the molecular response and the non-response to drug candidates from an individual patient manner,” Haddad said. “We have done a lot of analysis for pharmaceutical companies using this invention and now look forward to licensing this valuable technology,” said Catherine E. Vorwald, MS, MBA, and executive director of Marketing & Business Development at VGTI Florida. The patent, issued on Feb. 11, was also awarded to the scientists’ co-inventors at the Massachusetts General Hospital. A Canadian Patent Application No. 2,742,926 remains in review. To explore inventions available for licensing, please visit www. vgtifl.org/inventions or contact Catherine E. Vorwald. VGTI Florida is a nonprofit biomedical research institute dedicated to understanding the roles of our immune system and our genes in disease, as well as the development of innovative treatments. VGTI Florida is an independent nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization located in the Tradition Center for Innovation in Port St. Lucie. For more information, please visit www.VGTIFL.org. VGTI Florida and Translating Research into Health are registered trademarks of the Vaccine & Gene Therapy Institute of Florida.

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ST. LUCIE COUNTY — If you are looking for a way to be involved in helping children succeed, this may be the project for you or for your group. Our goal for 2014 is to provide 4,500 children with the supplies necessary to succeed. The United Way of St. Lucie County begins its 18th year providing children in the community with age-appropriate school supplies for the upcoming school year that begins in August. Since the start of this program, more than 53,000 packages of supplies and backpacks have been distributed. “It’s an amazing program that starts students with the tools they need to learn, and it’s a wonderful way for the community to show that they care about the children,” said Cris Adams of United Way. “To prosper, children need an education, and part of

that education is having the right tools.” Organizations, businesses, houses of worship and individuals can participate in School Supplies for Students in many ways. There are opportunities to “adopt” a classroom or a school, collect general supplies, makes financial donations and volunteer at the events held to support this program. “Stuff the Bus” will be held Saturday, July 19, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., at all four Wal-Mart locations in St. Lucie County, and the Sorting and Packing event will take place at Forest Grove Middle school on three days — Saturday, July 26, Wednesday, July 30, and Saturday, Aug. 2 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. If you, your business or group would like to help with School Supplies for Students, or for more information on the United Way and how you can support School Supplies for Students, please call Cris Adams at (772) 464-5300 or visit our website, www.unitedwayslc.org.


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FORT PIERCE — When Dale and Kathryn Bowes moved to Stuart from Chicago, they came to the area for “the weather and the water.” Bowes looked for something to do, and in 2002, he purchased Buddy’s Holiday Mobility, a long-established business that retrofitted vehicles for persons with disabilities. “Vans are the most popular, although we can modify cars,” he said. “We make vehicles accessible, either to drive or for transport. It’s the main thing we do.” It is not the only business Bowes owns. At the same location, Buddy’s Holiday Truck and Van has a complete truck and accessory department that sells add-ons such as tool boxes and running boards. Buddy’s Auto Trim and Upholstery does complete interiors and convertible tops. They also install leather kits and can work on new and vintage vehicles. The business also sells new and used vans that have wheelchair accessible ramps installed. “The vans are converted by the Braun Corporation,” Bowes said. “They are the largest manufacturer of handicapped vans. We are a five-star certified Braun dealer. We add a lot of equipment here.” As if that weren’t enough, they also sell and service wheelchairs, scooters and lifts. Not surprisingly, Bowes has a wide clientele. “People think the vans are for

older people, but they are also for people with spinal bifida or short arms who need to drive. We do a lot of work with the VA and soldiers. Most, unfortunately are amputees. They are in their 20s or 30s and have families and have to do things. They’re very young. “The VA does help to pay for some of these modifications. We can install hand controls or a left foot accelerator pedal. If the person can’t access functions on the dashboard, we can install secondary controls to make remote access from a wheelchair.” Bowes and his staff work with certified driver rehabilitation specialists, who do a work-up and assessment of the client’s needs and prescribe the modifications necessary. The specialists are licensed by the state. Modifications to a vehicle are quite expensive, often costing from $50,000 to $75,000. Some organizations pick up a portion of the expenses and worker’s compensation pays for some. Still, it can be challenging to find the funds. Bowes said running this type of business was never his goal. “I had no intention of doing this,” he said. “I changed my mind. It’s very rewarding, and people really appreciate you.” Some of his recent clients have been teenage girls who suffered severe brain and spinal cord injuries texting while driving. “I’m seeing a lot of that,” he said. “We see it over and over. I thought it would be depressing,

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emperors have commissioned them, kings have acquired them, and at least since the fourth century B.C. collectors have cherished them. Cameos are works of miniature sculptured art. Their original purpose is lost in history, with the original intent of individual pieces known only to the craftsmen who carved them. What is known is that of the countless ancient examples of the sculptor’s and carver’s craft, none offers such a unique window through which to view the cultural past. Cameos reveal the manners, customs, philosophies, historic events, and social occasions that have marked our past. The ancient cameos, like fine art and sculpture, were intended as statements. Only in the last few hundred years has the significance eroded as cameos began to depict endless profiles— of vapid females. Today most cameo connoisseurs believe that cameos originated without any practical purpose other than ornamentation,This was true of the late Victorian age when many were mass produced for tourist on Holiday in Italy- However the dutch scholar, Zadoks-Josehus Jitta, was correct’ seeing their deeper meaning has characterized them as “messages in agate.” In ancient times the cameo also served as an amulet, a talisman, a storyboard depicting ethics and morals, a tangible affirmation of one’s faith, and in some cases a reflection of one’s destiny. At one point the wearing of a cameo portrait of the ruling monarch not only showed one’s loyalty to the court but also facilitated a quick audience with the ruler; such a cameo could quite conceivably guarantee safety and favor. Given all this, it seems inappropriate to consign the carving of cameos only to the category of personal adornments and amusements plastered on cups, vessels, crowns and relics, used to fill treasuries of royalty and the church. Throughout history royal figures have set the tone for fashion. Queen Elizabeth I enjoyed wearing cameos, and Catherine the Great maintained an impressive collection of them. The enthusiasm for cameos in the French court of Napoleon

Olympians on parade rare circa 1885 14kt. Yellow gold excellent carving very large. The first ancient reference of religious ceremonies for them is found in the Homeric Hymn to Hermes. The Greek cult of the Twelve Olympians can be traced to the 6th century BC Athens and probably has no precedent in the Mycenaean period. The altar to the Twelve Olympians at Athens is usually dated to the archonship of the younger Pesistratos, in 522/521 BC. The concept of the “Twelve Gods” is older than any of our Greek or Roman sources, and is likely of Anatolian origin. There seems to have been a great deal of fluidity when it came to who was counted among their number in antiquity Very large rare one of a kind circa 1880 • 22kt/14kt cameo hand made with 22kt Aphroditie, her mother Dion & torch bearing cherb with the bird of wisdom Museum quality. Rarity, not necessarily age, determine a cameo’s value Among the most valued cameos, however, are “metamorphic” ones. These include several subjects, such as a man and an eagle, within one carving. “This is where the carver was like a sculptor, looking into the stone and seeing the potential within,” This is one of those rare cameos

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Heavenly Smiles in memory of Brianna Bonnie Edson of St. Lucie West makes her way to the finish line of the Brianna Cooper Heavenly Smiles 5k Saturday, April 12 in Palm City. The event created in recognition of Brianna Cooper who was killed in a car crash in 2010 at the age of 11. The foundation created assists children living with a cleft lip and/or palate as Brianna did.

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BUDDY’S from page 24 but with technology, they can be able to drive and be productive. It’s a challenge to go anywhere, but they do it. It’s a very positive thing. It’s great to be able to help people.” Bowes and any mobility specialist has to be licensed and trained, and they are required to take classes several times a year. While many of the modifications are for those with severe disabilities, Bowes noted that people with problems such as arthritis

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Helping People Succeed presents call for artists for 2015 calendar artwork during the first review, original unframed paintings must be submitted for the final judging. As part of the calendar project, there will be three calendar-signing events to attend. Seacoast National Bank will host the main signing reception in its lobby at its Colorado Avenue branch. Two other calendar signing events will be at Barnes & Noble Bookstore in Jensen Beach and at the A.E. “Bean” Backus Gallery and Museum in Fort Pierce. Application forms and guidelines explaining the calendar process are available online at www.hpsfl.org. Each artist should be aware of size, framing and other specifications to participate in the popular calendar project. Submissions should be emailed to: calendarentry2015@ hpsfl.org

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FORT PIERCE — “Oklahoma” was the first collaboration between Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein. Based on Lynn Riggs’ play, “Green Grow the Lilacs,” the show was a smash when it opened on Broadway in 1943 and won a special Pulitzer Prize in 1944. Students at Indian River State College’s Performing Arts Academy will present “Oklahoma Jr.” April 25-26. Students at the academy, ages 9-14, come from St. Lucie, Martin and Indian River counties. Jane Whitaker, a St. Lucie County teacher on special assignment in professional development at the district office, is the academy’s musical theater director. She said that while it is a junior version, it is still a full-fledged play. “The original version is edited so it is easier for younger students to get experience, but is not so demanding,” she said. “With the budget, we can’t have pit musicians. It’s all on CD that they provide as accompaniment.” The youngsters are stepping out of their comfort zones, learning some square dancing, but Laurey’s dream ballet is condensed. Still, the wonderful songs, are there: “Oh, What a Beautiful

Photo courtesy of Indian River State College Students at IRSC’s Performing Arts Academy rehearse a performance of “Oklahoma Jr.” They will present the show April 25-26. Morning,” “The Surrey with the Fringe on Top,” “People Will Say We’re in Love,” and “Kansas City,” will have the audience singing as they leave the theater. The cast includes Madison Ken-

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TGI Fridays Karaoke 9 p.m.-midnight. 1775 N.W. St. Lucie West Blvd., St. Lucie West. For more information, call (772) 343-1981.

Shindig Irish Restaurant & Pub Acoustic Vibes by Jason Montero 9:30 p.m.-11:30 p.m., 464 S.W. Port St. Lucie Blvd., Port St. Lucie. For more information, call (772) 785-6202. Rebar Karaoke 10:30 p.m.-2 a.m., 8283 S. Federal Highway, Port St. Lucie. For more information, call (772) 340-7777.

Fridays

Good Times (West) Thirsty Thursdays 10 p.m.-2 a.m., 2096 N.W. Courtyard Circle, Port St. Lucie. For more information, call (772) 878-8844.

Tin Fish (East) Live music. 6 p.m.-9 p.m., 327 S.E. Port St. Lucie Blvd., Port St. Lucie For more information, call (772) 8793900.

Rinelli’s Yellow Tail Restaurant Bike night every Thursday, weather permitting. 101 N. Second St., Fort Pierce. For more information, call (772) 466-5474.

Bogey’s and Stogeys Karaoke 8 p.m.-2 a.m., 1032 S.E. Port St. Lucie Blvd., Port St. Lucie. For more information, call (772) 3377778.

West End Grill Live music on the patio. 6 p.m.-9 p.m. 1680 St. Lucie West Blvd., St. Lucie West. For more information, call (772) 343-1147.

West End Grill Live music on the patio. 6 p.m.-10 p.m. 1680 St. Lucie West Blvd., St. Lucie West. For more information, call (772) 343-1147.

City Limits Sports Bar Karaoke 9 p.m.-2 a.m., 900 S.W. Gatlin Blvd., Port St. Lucie. For more information, call (772) 3368201.

Rinelli’s Yellow Tail Restaurant Classic car show last Friday of every month, weather permitting. 5 p.m.-9 p.m. 101 N. Second St., Fort Pierce. For more information, call (772) 466-5474.

Good Times (West) Live music 9:30 p.m.-2 a.m., 2096 N.W. Courtyard Circle, Port St. Lucie. For more information, call (772) 878-8844. City Limits Sports Bar Live music or DJ 9:30 p.m.-1 a.m., 900 S.W. Gatlin Blvd., Port St. Lucie. For more information, call (772) 336-8201. Neely’s Grog House Karaoke 9 p.m.-1 a.m., 802 S.W. Bayshore Blvd., Port St. Lucie. For more information, call (772) 249-4195. Rebar DJ 10:30 p.m.-2 a.m., 8283 S. Federal Highway, Port St. Lucie. For more information, call (772) 340-7777.

Saturdays

Vine & Barley Live music. 8 p.m.-midnight. 1680 S.W. St. Lucie West Blvd., St. Lucie West. For more information, call (772) 446-7550. West End Grill Live music on the patio. 6 p.m.-10 p.m. 1680 St. Lucie West Blvd., St. Lucie West. For more information, call (772) 343-1147.

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with our own Bloody Mary Bar create your own!

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Treasure Coast Youth Chorus to perform ‘Sinatra and Friends’ FOR YOUR VOICE NEWS & VIEWS

STUART — Members of the TCCS Youth Chorus entertained the audience at the Treasure Coast Community Singers’ Shades of Broadway concert. Stephanie Brookshire, Mckenna Coombs, Parrish Davis-Souls and Jocelyn Platt showed the results of their hard work and dedication. This talented group of singers will perform again in the TCCS upcoming concert, “Sinatra and Friends.” The performances begin at 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 17 and Sunday May 18 at the North Stuart Baptist Church, 1950 N.W. Federal Highway. Advanced sale tickets are $10

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with group and student discounts available. Tickets may be purchased on-line through PayPal at www.tccsingers.org; by calling the TCCS voice mail at (772) 224-8807; or at the North Stuart Baptist Church Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. (772) 692-1616. Admission at the door is $15. Seating is limited. TCCS is your community chorus. This 501(c) 3 organization with its 140 members from St. Lucie, Martin and Palm Beach counties rehearse and perform concerts throughout the year for your entertainment. The TCCS goal is “to keep people singing.” For more information, visit www. tccsingers.org.

The exuberant, witty, fun-filled Broadway Musical! Book by Abe Burrows, Jack Weinstock, & Willie Gilbert Music and Lyrics by Frank Loesser Based on How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying by Shepherd Mead

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Chef Juan Serrano of PGA Golf Club in St. Lucie West adds the finishing touches to the shrimp dish he prepared for the annual Taste of St. Lucie Wedneday, April 2 in downtown Fort Pierce. The annual event that showcases many of the county’s great restaurants, benefits the mentorship programs of Big Brothers Big Sisters of St. Lucie County.

CLUBBIN from page 30 Good Times (West) Live music 9:30 p.m.-2 a.m., 2096 N.W. Courtyard Circle, Port St. Lucie. For more information, call (772) 878-8844. Tin Fish (East) Live music. 6 p.m.-9 p.m., 327 S.E. Port St. Lucie Blvd., Port St. Lucie For more information, call (772) 8793900. City Limits Sports Bar Live music or DJ 9 p.m.-2 a.m., 900 S.W. Gatlin Blvd., Port St. Lucie. For more information, call (772) 336-8201. Shindig Irish Restaurant & Pub Live music 9:30 p.m.-11:30 p.m., 464 S.W. Port St. Lucie Blvd., Port St. Lucie. For more information, call (772) 785-6202. The Original Tiki Bar Live music after 5 p.m., 2 Avenue A, Fort Pierce. For more information, call (772) 461-0880.

Sundays

Bogey’s and Stogeys Karaoke 10 p.m.-2 a.m., 1032 S.E. Port St. Lucie Blvd., Port St. Lucie. For more information, call (772) 3377778.

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after 4 p.m., 2 Avenue A, Fort Pierce. For more information, call (772) 461-0880.

Events: Friday, April 18

Live Rock & Roll at Good Times Bar (East) 9 p.m. 21 and up. No cover. 9144 S. Federal Highway, Port St. Lucie. For more information, call (772) 337-3546. Fridays After Dark with DJ Jay Dee at Good Times West. 9 p.m.2 a.m. 21 and up. Drink specials. Dress to impress. No cover. 2096 N.W. Courtyard Circle, St. Lucie West. For more information, call (772) 878-8844.

Saturday, April 19

Seductive Saturdays at Flavors Restaurant and Lounge. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Ladies get in free all night and ladies in groups of five get a free bottle. 529 N.W. Prima Vista Blvd., Port St. Lucie. For more information, call (772) 807-1585. Ladies Night at 2nd Street Bistro. 9 p.m. Ladies well drinks and domestic drafts are $1. Shots of Purple MF and Sex on the Beach are $2. 122 North St., Fort Pierce. For more information, call (772) 293-9191.

Sunday, April 20

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Tickets available for 211’s nonprofit awards luncheon FOR YOUR VOICE NEWS & VIEWS

ST. LUCIE WEST — Have you purchased your tickets yet for 211 HelpLine’s Nonprofit Awards, Jewels of the Treasure Coast Luncheon, taking place on May 1 at PGA Country Club in Port St. Lucie? Tickets are only $35 and can be purchased by going to www. surveymonkey.com/s/CommunityChoiceAward. You can also call (561) 383-1147 to purchase tickets. Join us in celebrating the good work being done by the nonprofits in your community.

List of finalists: Exceptional Nonprofit in Collaboration: Alzheimer’s Community Care; Harvest Food & Outreach Center; House of Hope; Suncoast Mental Health

Center; Tykes and Teens

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Exceptional Nonprofit in Innovation: ARC of Martin County; Council on Aging of Martin County; Dasie Bridgewater Hope Center; Helpling People Succeed; Literacy Services of Indian River County

Colossal Lump Crab Roll

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With Fries or Lola’s Salad With this coupon. Not valid with other offers Expires 4-30-14

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Indian River County’s Organization of the Year: Boys & Girls Club of IRC; Senior Resource Association; Substance Abuse Council of IRC

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Martin County’s Rising Star: Building Bridges to Youth; Mary’s Shelter of the Treasure Coast; Project L.I.F.T.

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Bottle Shock

CLUBBIN from page 32 The Original Tiki Bar Reggae Sunday featuring 23 Trees. 3 p.m. 2 Avenue A, Fort Pierce. For more information, call (772) 4610880.

Tuesday, April 22

Stop in and say Hi to Michael, Owner operator

SPECIALTY CHEESES FROM AROUND THE WORLD SAVE Its Back! the Date

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Excludes sale items. Exp 4-30-14

Mix and Match your Own 6 pack of beer & get

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772-224-2317

• Sun 9-3pm

Student = Great Auditions Jazz!

Okeechobee County’s Rising Star: Castle Okeechobee County’s Organization of the Year: Big Lakes

OKLAHOMA from page 29

Jazz Jams Summer Schedule: Sunrise Theatre’s BLACK BOX PSL Botanical Gardens

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2410 Westmoreland Blvd, PSL 6:30 - 9:30 PM • $5 Cover, Members $4

• June 4 • 18 • July 2 • 16 • 30 • Aug. 13 • 27 • Sept. 10 • 24 • Oct. 8 • 22

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Ladies Night at Superplay USA 9 p.m.-midnight. Ladies bowl (shoes included), play laser tag and/or mini golf for free. Guys can do the same for $12. 1600 N.W. Courtyard Circle, St. Lucie

Martin County’s Organization of the Year: Caring Children Clothing Children; SafeSpace, Inc.; Salvation Army of Martin County

Scholarships will be awarded on May 27.

• June 10 • 24 • July 8 • 22 • Aug. 5 • 19 • Sept. 2 • 16 • 30 • Oct. 14 • 28 • Nov. (resumes wkly): 4 • 11 • 18 • 25 • Dec. 2 • 9 • 16 • 23 • 30

Four Play Wednesdays at Good Times West. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Music by DJ Jay Dee. 21 and up. No cover. Dress to impress. 2096 N.W. Courtyard Circle, St. Lucie West. For more information, call (772) 878-8844.

AWARDS from page 33

Come to the Black Box on April 22 to support and enjoy the start of auditions for local students vying for one of many $1,000 Scholarship Awards offered in 2014 by the:

117 S 2nd St, Ft Pierce • Full Bar avail. 7 - 10 PM • $6 Cover, Members $5

Sexy Tuesdays at Tesoro Nightclub Ladies 18 and up. Guys 21 and up. Drink specials. Ladies drink free until 11 p.m. $2 drinks until midnight. $5 Jager Bombs. 7159 South Federal Highway, Port St. Lucie. For more information, call (772) 626-2425.

Wednesday, April 23

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Tequila Tuesdays at Flavors Restaurant and Lounge. 10 p.m.2 a.m. 18 and up. Ladies free until 11 p.m. Drink specials. 529 N.W. Prima Vista Blvd., Port St. Lucie. For more information, call (772) 807-1585.

office: 772-460-JAZZ (5299) 4/15/14 2:06 PM

is $165 and includes costumes for the productions. Whitaker also leads two twoweek summer camp sessions at IRSC. The first, for those 8-11, is June 16-26. The second, for those 9-14, is July 7-17. The camp is open from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. and the cost is $200 per session. “The camps are open to anyone,” Whitaker said. At the end of the two weeks, they put on a show for family and friends. In addition to musical theater, there are other activities,

www.YourVoiceWeekly.com West. For more information, call (772) 408-5800. Tropical Wednesdays at Good Times West. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. 21 and up Music by DJ Lenny C. No cover. Salsa, merengue, bachata, reggaeton, house and Top 40. 2096 N.W. Courtyard Circle, Port St. Lucie. For more information, call (772) 878-8844.

Thursday, April 24

Ladies Love Thursdays at Tesoro Nightclub 21 and up. $3 domestic drinks until midnight, $7 margaritas, $3 well drinks until 11 p.m. Ladies in free all night and drink free until 11 p.m. 7159 S. Federal Highway, Port St. Lucie. For more information, call (772) 626-2425. Ladies Night at the St. Lucie Inn 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. No cover. $1 well drinks, $1 drafts and $2 wines from 11 p.m.-midnight. Music by DJ Ozmosys and DJ Quake, playing dance music all night. 2101 N. Dixie Highway, Fort Pierce. For more information, call (772) 464-1326. Irresistible Thursdays at Good Times West 9 p.m.-2 a.m. 21 and up. No cover. Drink specials. Dress to impress. Playing ‘80s, ‘90s and top 40 mash-ups all night. 2096 N.W. Courtyard Circle, St. Lucie West. For more information, call (772) 878-8844.

Missions Outreach; Hospice of Okeechobee; Martha’s House, Inc. St. Lucie County’s Rising Star: Sarah’s Kitchen of the Treasure Coast; Parent Academy of SLC; Grace Way Village St. Lucie County’s Organization of the Year: Mustard Seed Ministries of Fort Pierce; New Horizons of the Treasure Coast; United Way of St. Lucie County

including swimming.” Indian River State College’s Performing Arts Academy students present “Oklahoma Jr.” at the McAlpin Fine Arts Center, 3209 Virginia Ave., Fort Pierce, April 25-26. Performances are April 25 at 7 p.m. and April 26 at 2 and 7 p.m. Tickets are $8 and are available at the IRSC box office, by calling (772) 462-4750 or online at www.irsc.edu. For more information about the summer camp program or arts academy, call Rebecca Shearer or Ben Rowley at (772) 462-7695.


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Community Calendar Easter Breakfast at the Community Center. 9:30-11 a.m. Kids will have a blast dying eggs and enjoying a continental breakfast. Expect a visit from the guy with the furry little tail. An adult must accompany child. Food is only for the child. For planning purposes, register early for this popular event. Please be sure to bring a camera for photo opportunities. 2195 S.E. Airoso Blvd., Port St. Lucie. For more information, call (772) 878-2277. The Sinking World Art Exhibition at the National Navy UDTSEAL Museum. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. This unique exhibit by Austrian art photographer Andreas Franke consists of dozens of digitally composited images from the General Hoyt S. Vandenberg, a former Air Force missile tracking ship that was scuttled in May 2009 to become and artificial reef in the Florida Keys Marine Sanctuary and the USCG Mohawk, an historic WWII Coast Guard Cutter which rests off the coast of Sanibel Island on the Gulf Coast of Florida. This exhibit is compliments of Sea-Life Habitat Improvement Project, Inc. (aka SHIP), the Navy UDT-Seal Museum, the Arts Cultural Alliance of St. Lucie County

and Reefmakers, Inc. 3300 North SR A1A in Fort Pierce. Toddler Story Jam at Port St. Lucie Library Branch. 10:3011:15 a.m. Join Miss Alicia for literacy through rhymes, stories, movement and more. All library events are open to the public and offered at no charge. Parents and caregivers, please plan to stay with children during the story session. 180 S.W. Prima Vista Blvd., Port St. Lucie. For more information, call (772) 871-5450. Tai Chi for Health Classes at the Oxbow Eco-Center. 9:15 a.m.10:15 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Tai Chi instructors Hilde and Hector Ruiz-Puyana will lead classes in Tai Chi for Health, designed for everyone including those who suffer from arthritis, diabetes, osteoporosis and balance issues. Appropriate for ages 16 and up. $10 per class or $32 for four classes. RSVP a must. 5400 N.E. St. James Drive, Port St. Lucie. For more information, call (772) 785-5833.

Saturday, April 19

Spring Eggstravaganza Egg Hunt at Whispering Pines Park. Egg hunt begins promptly at 9 a.m. This free springtime egg hunt, with more than 16,000 eggs

Diamond Tearoom & Bistro The Only “Authentic English tea Room” on the Treasure Coast • High English Tea • Soups • Salads • Lobster Ravioli • Pizza • Crab Cakes • Caprese Risotto Funghi Salmon • Boston Lobster Cakes • Pastries Gazpacho • Desserts • Wine • Gourmet Beer • Sangria Champagne

Celebrating 41 years of creating one-of-a-kind Treasures Country Club Plaza • 3868 SE Dixie Hwy., Stuart 772-781-1133 • Hours: Tues. - Fri. 10am - 5:00pm

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spread over four baseball fields, is for kids 10 and under and will be split into four age groups: 0-3 years; 4-5 years; 6-7 years and 8-10 years. The Easter Bunny will be available for pictures after the egg hunt, so parents, don’t forget your cameras for pictures with the bunny, and kids, don’t forget to bring your baskets. 800 S.W. Darwin Blvd., Port St. Lucie. For more information, call (772) 878-2277. Square Dancing at Walton Community Center. 6-10 p.m. 11090 Ridge Ave., Port St. Lucie. For more information, contact Michael Doughty at (772) 631-2184. Port St. Lucie Green Market at the Civic Center 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Rain or shine. Shop for locally grown fruits and vegetables, fresh baked goods, arts and crafts, unique gift ideas and more. Admission and parking are always free. 9221 S.E. Civic Center Place, Port St. Lucie. For more information, call (772) 807-4499.

Sunday, April 20 Easter

TC RC Scale Boats at Tradition on the east side of the lake. 8 a.m.-11 a.m. Treasure Coast RC Scale Boat Club meets every Sunday morning. For more information, visit

tcrcboaters.org

Monday, April 21

St. Lucie Mets vs. Palm Beach at Tradition Field 6:30-9 p.m. Tickets are $6.50-$8.50. 525 N.W. Peacock Blvd., St. Lucie West. For more information, call (772) 8712115. Canoe and kayak rentals at Savannas Park and Campground. $5 per hour, $15 for four hours and $20 for eight hours. 1400 Midway Road, Fort Pierce. For more information, call (772) 484-7855. St. Lucie River Princess Eco-Historic Boat Tours 1:30 p.m.-3:10 p.m. Rivergate, 2200 S.E. Veterans Memorial Parkway, Port St. Lucie $14-$20. For reservations, call (772) 342-2450 or visit stlucierivercruise.com

Tuesday, April 22

St. Lucie Mets vs. Palm Beach at Tradition Field 6:30-9 p.m. Tickets are $6.50-$8.50. 525 N.W. Peacock Blvd., St. Lucie West. For more information, call (772) 8712115.

Wednesday, April 23

PSL Botanical Gardens Jazz & Blues Night Listen to the sounds of the Fort Pierce Jazz and Blues

See CALENDAR page 36

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772-781-5153

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