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Summer Sails in with a Splash with CCKids Foster Family Pool Party

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Article by: Christina Kaiser

CCKids kicked off the summer season - and celebrated an event put on the back burner for two years - with its annual Foster Family Pool Party, June 18, at Stuart's Sailfish Splash Waterpark. About 260 people attended the private event, which had been canceled the last two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

"It was really important to us to celebrate our caregivers in a way that would bring us altogether safely," said Jill Poole, CCKids program director and the event's coordinator. "This is a favorite event for both staff and foster families, and we were really excited to get back to it after two years."

The event usually is hosted in May, during National Foster Family Appreciation Month, but was celebrated in late this year to accommodate scheduling.

About 200 foster families, including relative foster families, live in Okeechobee & the Treasure Coast.

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The Right Way to Dissolve a Corporation in Florida

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Generally, a corporation in Florida that wishes to dissolve must file with the Division of Corporations (DOC) articles of dissolution signed by an authorized officer of the corporation. The articles of dissolution must include 3 basic pieces of information: the name of the corporation, the date the corporation authorized the dissolution, and (if the dissolution was specifically approved by the shareholders) a separate statement that the proposal to dissolve was duly approved by the shareholders in the manner required by Article 14 and by the articles of incorporation.

However, if the corporation has not yet issued any shares, then its board of directors (or if it has no board of directors, a majority of the incorporators) must still file articles of dissolution with the DOC, but they must contain additional information. Specifically, these articles must state all of the following:

The name of the corporation.
The date of incorporation.
That none of the corporation’s shares have been issued.
That the corporation has paid all its debts.
That the corporation’s net assets remaining, if any, after winding up have been distributed.
That a majority of the incorporators or directors authorized the dissolution.
Actions By Directors or Shareholders to Dissolve

At any time, a corporation’s board of directors may propose dissolution for submission to the shareholders. For the shareholders to adopt the director’s proposal to dissolve, a majority vote by shareholders entitled to vote is required, UNLESS the corporation’s articles of incorporation (or the board of directors, if required as a condition for approval) require a greater vote,

Per above, if a corporation has not formally issued any shares, then a majority of its board of directors (or incorporators there is no board), can agree to dissolve the corporation by filing articles of dissolution with the DOC.

Alternatively, without action of the board of directors, the corporation’s shareholders are permitted to act independently to dissolve a corporation by either majority vote, or written consent.

Filing Requirements

The articles of dissolution must be filed with the DOC. The corporation must also pay a filing fee, which, as of the date of this article, is $35. Rushed or expedited filing services are not available.

Under § 607.1407, Fla. Stat., a dissolved corporation may file a Notice of Corporate Dissolution to resolve payment of unknown claims. A fee (currently $35) is required to file this notice.

Party Through the Ages at the Elliott Museum

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22 June Elliott Museum

Stuart — Rewind back for nostalgic party fun all summer long at the Elliott Museum. The Elliott is launching a new dance party series that serves up dance music, party food, a cash bar, and a chance to dress the part and dance the night away! First up is Disco Fever featuring DJ Louie G. on Thursday, June 23, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the museum, 825 NE Ocean Blvd., on Hutchinson Island.

It’s a blast from the past! From Disco, to Motown, Country, Woodstock and more — the series will feature both live music and DJs spinning the most-remembered tunes from times gone by. Prizes will be given to best-dressed guests in theme-inspired party duds.

“The Elliott is here for fun all year round,” said Debbie Banta, director of engagement of the Historical Society of Martin County, which manages the Elliott Museum. “It’s a cool, spacious venue, and we can’t wait to offer the community this series of favorite party themes through the decades.”

Advance tickets are $20 and may be purchased online at www.hsmc-fl.com/special-events or call 772-225-1961. Tickets at the door will be available for $25. Admission includes party food. There will be a cash bar for soft drinks, wine, beer, and liquor.

Additional themed events have been scheduled from 6 to 9 p.m. on the following dates:
Motown Magic - Thursday, July 21
Downright Country - Thursday, August 18
Peace, Love & Woodstock - Thursday, September 15
Oom-pah Oktoberfest - Thursday, October 20

The Elliott Museum is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, visit the website, www.hsmc-fl.com or call the Elliott Museum at 772-225-1961.

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City of Fort Pierce Public Works Department Hosts Summer Community Cleanup

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The City of Fort Pierce Public Works Department is excited to announce the Summer Community Cleanup on Saturday, June 25, 2022. This is a citywide event and individuals, families, and organizations are encouraged to join! Participants get to choose the times and the locations they wish to clean up in Fort Pierce and are encouraged to share their city pride by posting photos on social media.

Registered volunteers may be provided with litter collection supplies such as trash bags, gloves, pickers, and buckets while supplies last. These items can be picked up from the Public Works Compound located at 52 Savannah Rd, Fort Pierce, FL 34982, on Wednesday, June 22, 2022, from 1 PM TO 4 PM, and on Friday, June 24, 2022, from 8 AM TO 3 PM, or Saturday, June 25, 2022, from 8 AM TO NOON.

There will be no designated meet-up area as you and/or your group choose the location you wish to clean up in the City of Fort Pierce. All participants are encouraged to share their Community Cleanup fun by taking photos and posting them on social media using the hashtags #lovethefort and #cleanthefort!

To take part in the Summer Community Cleanup, please register on the City’s website at Community Cleanup | Fort Pierce, FL - Official Website (cityoffortpierce.com)
or contact Kaitlyn Ballard at 772.467.3795 or kballard@cityoffortpierce.com

The City of Fort Pierce is the hidden gem on the Treasure Coast, so let’s get out there and make our City Shine!

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Martin Artisans Guild Summer Salon and One-Year Anniversary

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Article by: Jackie Holfelder / Photo by: Martin Artisans Guild

Article by: Jackie Holfelder / Photo by: Martin Artisans Guild

It’s celebration time for the members of the Martin Artisans Guild as they toast their first-year anniversary in the Palm Room & Artisans Boutique in Harbor Bay Plaza.

The Summer Salon will run from Wednesday, July 6 - Saturday, August 27 with some of Martin County’s most talented and admired artists participating.

The opening reception is set for 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 6.

Artists exhibiting their work include:
• Angela Krogen
• Barb Bucci
• Danuta Rothschild
• Deborah Bottdorf
• Dinija Berkien
• Dot Galfond
• James J.DeMartis
• Jane Lawton Baldridge
• Janis Clary
• Laura Kay Whiticar Darvill
• Margarita Nielsen-Palacios
• Maria Miele
• Marion Vitale
• Ray Reiland
• Sue Klahne
• Torenzo Gann
As always, the reception will offer live music, divine hors d'oeuvres and live music to help set the mood for a festive evening.

If you can’t make that, there will be a Meet the Artist event on Wednesday, August 3 from 4-6 p.m.

The Palm Room & Artisans Boutique of Martin Artisans Guild is located at 3746 SE Ocean Boulevard in Sewall’s Point. It is open from noon-6 p.m., Tuesdays-Saturdays.

Revel in the beauty created by the talented craftsmen of Martin County, find unique and one-of-a-kind creations in the boutique and support visual arts in the community.

For more, visit www.martinartisansguild.org/palm-room-events.

Life Insurance Living Benefits

22 June Life Ins

When thinking about life insurance, you might focus on the death benefit that can be used for income replacement, business continuation, and estate preservation. But life insurance policies may include other provisions that allow you to access some or all of the death benefit while you are living. These features are often referred to as living benefits, which are usually offered as optional add-ons called riders.

Some living benefit riders are added to a life insurance policy at no additional cost. Other riders are optional and come with an added cost to your basic policy premium. Living benefits vary depending on the type of life insurance and the company issuing the policy. Generally, living benefits are available to the policy owner, but using your living benefits will reduce the life insurance death benefit available for policy beneficiaries.

However, most riders let you take a portion of the total amount available — you don't have to take the full amount so you can preserve a portion of the death benefit for your life insurance beneficiaries. Generally, living benefits are received free of income tax. Here are some common living benefits.

Accelerated Death Benefit for Terminal Illness
An accelerated benefit rider for terminal illness allows you to access a portion or all of the death benefit if you are diagnosed with a terminal illness or medical condition with a life expectancy of six to 24 months, depending on specific policy provisions. Most accelerated death benefit riders do not restrict how you use the money from the death benefit — you can use the money to help pay medical bills or other expenses arising from your illness. Or you can use the money to pay for funeral expenses.

Potential Drawbacks to Living Benefits: Eligibility: To qualify, you must meet policy requirements; Rider fees: Many living benefit riders charge a fee in addition to your premium; Limit on benefit amount: What you can receive may be limited to a maximum dollar amount or percentage of the death benefit.; Reduction in death benefit: Living benefit amounts received reduce the death benefit.
Chronic Illness Rider
A chronic illness rider allows you to use a portion of your death benefit if you become chronically ill and cannot perform at least two of six activities of daily living (ADLs). These ADLs include bathing, continence, dressing, toileting, eating, and transferring. You may file a claim using this rider to receive a portion or possibly all of the death benefit. Usually, the insurance company will want to evaluate your claim and may require that you be examined by a medical professional chosen by the insurer. Often there are no restrictions on how you use the proceeds.

Critical Illness Rider
Similar to the chronic illness rider, the critical illness rider allows you to receive some or all of the death benefit if you are diagnosed with an illness or medical condition specified in the policy. Common critical illnesses include heart attack, stroke, cancer, end-stage renal failure, ALS, major organ transplant, blindness, or paralysis. With some critical illness riders, the percentage of death benefit available to you is based on the type of illness you have.

Long-Term Care Rider
A long-term care rider can be added to a life insurance policy, generally for an additional cost, to help cover qualifying long-term care expenses. Like the chronic illness rider, you must be unable to perform at least two of six ADLs to claim a benefit. Unlike the chronic illness rider, the long-term care rider usually pays a portion of the death benefit on a periodic basis, commonly monthly. Some riders have a waiting period during which you must incur long-term care expenses before you can receive any proceeds. Other riders may only require that you cannot perform at least two of six ADLs, after which you receive periodic payments to use any way you wish.

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Community Comes Together to Get Formula to Young Mom and Baby

22 June Communities for Kids

Article & Photos by: Christina Kaiser
For many of us, the days of nursing or heating baby formula are long gone. And so it may be too easy for us to listen to the news about our nation's formula shortage and dismiss it - maybe subconsciously - as someone else's problem.

I'm including myself in this supposition.

Fortunately, that is not the case for one young mom whose desperate cries for help were heard by someone paying attention.

"The village came through!"

I received that text last Thursday from CCKids Road to Success Specialist Margie Dotson, who - together with the rest of the Road to Success team - were running from place to place collecting donations of baby formula. She called to let me know that a young mother receiving services in our community of care was desperately searching for ways to feed her child.

I thought she needed help finding formula. It turns out, she just wanted me to thank a community that had already responded- every person reading this newsletter who has ever helped another member of our village.

That is indeed what we are. Because we're a village, we can't afford to simply tune out the news that doesn't affect us. So for every one who pays attention to the needs of others, and on behalf of CCKids, I want to say, "thank you."

Thank you to Margie for being the first villager to respond.

She jumped immediately into action, rescheduled her priorities for the day and contacted everyone she knew could help.

"Her baby was crying in the background, and she told me that she only had one can of formula left," Margie said about the young mom, whos name is Kayla, and who allowed us to use the pictures above.

Thank you to the Treasure Coast Foster Closet.

Margie posted Kayla's need to the group's Facebook page. Within minutes, there were multiple offers of help.

Thank you to Margie's wife, Michelle, and every other volunteer who put their day on hold to drive from community to community, collecting the donations.

Thank you to every individual who contributed financially so that CCKids staff could purchase additional formula as it becomes available.

Thank you to the St. Lucie County Foster Parent Association, its leaders Terri & Mark Young, and to Paul Nigro, Jamie Franks and everyone in the Guardian ad Litem program who helped spread the word to keep the donation of formula coming, even beyond one mom's needs.

Because of their engagement and shares on social media, CCKids is building a small collection of formula to meet the next emergencies.

No matter where we fall along the spectrum of parenthood and child-rearing, we must never forget that we are part of a community. Even when our children are grown and out of the house, it's important to remember that there are those who still need help, whether it's a can of formula, a lift to the store or an offer of to babysit.

After all, the health of our village requires a lifelong dedication of care from all villagers.

Support the Arts on MartinArts’ Cultural Excursion

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Photo: The MartinArts Cultural Excursion to Santa Fe in 2019

Article by: Jackie Holfelder / Photo by: MartinArts
Enjoy the bright lights and glamour of Chicago on MartinArts’ latest cultural odyssey.
The whirlwind trip takes place from July 13-17, 2022 and will be filled with exhibits, excursions and excitement.
The total price for this exciting Cultural Excursion is $3,250 per person. Register before April 1, 2022 and receive a special Early Bird Price of $2,950 (before 4/1/2022). All single supplements are $500 each.
For information or to register, contact Nancy Turrell at 772-287-6676, extension 4 or nancy.turrell@martinartsfoundation.org.
On the ARTventure, you’ll be able to explore and discover unique architecture, tour world renowned museums, enjoy various musical experiences and connect with new found friends who share an enthusiasm for the arts.
The itinerary includes:
• Six days and five nights at the 4-star Palmer House Hotel in downtown Chicago
• Preferred seating for a Chicago Symphony Orchestra performance at Ravinia Music Festival
• Special welcome dinner at The Palmer House
• Special tour of The Historic Palmer House
• City Bus Tour of Chicago
• Guided Tour of the Chicago Institute of Art
• Dinner Cruise on Lake Michigan
• Gourmet Dinner at the Tree Top Restaurant at Ravinia
• Tour of the Contemporary Museum of Art Chicago
• Architectural River Cruise
• Tour of the Driehaus Museum
• Historic Theatre Tour
• Chinatown Food & Walking Tour
• Pre-concert talks by Dr. Marie Jureit-Beamish, Professor Emerita of Music from Principia College
• All gratuities for guides, included meals and drivers
• Five breakfasts, one lunch and four dinners
Free time will be built into the schedule for shopping and exploring Chicago on your own.
Not included in the package price are transportation to Chicago, travel insurance, incidental room charges, specialty drinks (including alcohol) and discretionary activities
“We invite the community to come along with us to Chicago for a fun, immersive experience, enjoying all aspects of the arts with others who love them too,” said Nancy Turrell, Executive Director, MartinArts.
Note: Live performance schedules are subject to change due to the nature of the pandemic. Venues are not releasing schedules far in advance, we will communicate all updates to itinerary as plans formulate and calendars begin to populate.

Providing Equal Access for Veterans to Use Medical Marijuana

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After losing my legs while serving in Afghanistan, I went through the toughest physical and psychological pain imaginable. Many veterans experience similar situations when they return home from battle, and I believe that we owe it to them to make sure they can access every possible tool to treat that pain.

One of those tools is medical marijuana. In fact, studies have shown time after time that medical marijuana can be helpful in treating neuropathic pain, PTSD and depression.

But right now, our veterans - whether their state has legalized medical marijuana or not - are specifically prohibited from participating in medical marijuana programs. With more and more states now moving to legalize medical marijuana, I believe that Department of Veterans Affairs physicians in these states should also be allowed to consider medical marijuana as a treatment option.

That’s why I co-sponsored the bipartisan Veterans Equal Access Act to make it easier for qualified veterans to access medical marijuana in states where it is legal - like here in Florida. As a veteran and as a co-chair of the Bipartisan Cannabis Caucus, I know that medical marijuana can make a difference in the lives of those who’ve served. Bureaucratic red tape should not keep them from a treatment plan that can dramatically improve their quality of life!

Our nation’s veterans have earned the very best care our country has to offer. Sadly, as a veteran myself, I’ve seen firsthand how often the government fails our veterans. We can and must do better.

Improving care for our veterans starts with reforming the Department of Veteran’s Affairs. I strongly believe that the best way to do this is to give veterans the flexibility to choose anytime, anywhere medical care. The increased competition will force the Department of Veteran’s Affairs to provide quality care to our servicemen and women. Next, we must reduce corruption and incompetence at the Department of Veterans Affairs to reduce the claims backlog currently plaguing VA hospitals across the country. Fixing these problems will help us ensure that future generations of servicemen and women are not burdened with the same challenges facing today’s veterans.

In addition to physical health care, we must do more to help veterans with mental health care. More than 20 veterans take their own life every day--an unacceptable rate that far exceeds the average of the civilian population. Among the men and women that I served with, I’ve seen the impact that war can have on soldiers returning home. I am committed to doing all I can to increase mental health resources for veterans and to reduce veteran suicide rates.

We also must do more to assist returning veterans in their efforts to find jobs and start careers. I know that the men and women I served with were among the most talented and hardworking people in the world. Veterans know what it is like to work in high-pressure situations and to be held to a standard of excellence. They are among the most qualified potential employees for any position; however, veterans returning home from Iraq and Afghanistan face an unemployment rate that is substantially higher than the national average. I am committed to working with local businesses and community leaders to discuss ways to reverse this troubling trend, as well as supporting legislation that will help our veterans get back on their feet.

If you are a Florida veteran needing help with a federal agency, including the Department of Veteran’s Affairs, please contact us here. It would be my honor to assist you.

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Out2News Tours Martin County Property Appraiser's Office

22 June MC Property App Office

Stuart - The Martin County Property Appraiser’s Office was delighted to have Out2News publisher Robin Hall take a tour around our main office in Stuart!

We are always happy to have visitors join us here for a presentation. In fact, since the beginning of the year, we have presented to more than 1500 people – whether in our office or on location.

If you’d like to come to our office for a presentation, just click on the Schedule Speaker link on the home page at www.pa.martin.fl.us or call us at 772‐221‐1374.

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Residents and Businesses Encouraged to Create Life Safety Profiles

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Stuart – In honor of Public Safety Telecommunicators week, Martin County Fire Rescue reminds residents to utilize a new tool, Community Connect, designed to enable rescue personnel to respond more efficiently and effectively. Responding to emergencies requires detailed information and effective communication, which can be difficult for callers during an emergency. Community Connect streamlines the process, helping first responders from the initial call through on-site response.

Community Connect is a secure, easy-to-use platform by public safety company, First Due, that allows residents and businesses to share critical information with emergency services personnel. With both residential and business portals, Martin County Fire Rescue telecommunicators and responders will have access to lifesaving resources and documents such as evacuation procedures, occupant rosters, hazardous material lists and more. Additionally, designated contacts at properties that join the program will receive immediate alerts via text message when first responders are dispatched to the address.

“We are always looking for ways to better serve the citizens in Martin County. For this reason, we are reminding residents of this important program to protect our residents and their property in the most effective way possible. By providing information about your household or business that you feel is important for us to know about at the time of an emergency, we can ensure you and everything you care about is protected to the best of our ability,” said Fire Chief Chad Cianciulli.

Community Connect is completely voluntary; residents and business owners can decide which information they are comfortable sharing by creating a profile and entering property and occupant information, which is then made available to emergency responders at the time of dispatch.

Data within Community Connect is secure and is used only for the purpose of better serving the community during emergency situations. If you are a resident or business owner in Martin County, please visit www.communityconnect.io/info/fl-martincounty to find out more information and register your household or business today.

Residents are encouraged to visit www.martin.fl.us, Martin County’s online resource for services, news and information, and connect with us on social media. Follow Martin County Fire Rescue on Facebook and the Martin County Board of County Commissioners on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram and subscribe to our YouTube Channel.

City of Fort Pierce Honored with TWO Home Rule Hero Awards in 2022

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Fort Pierce – The Florida League of Cities (FLC), celebrating its 100th anniversary as the united voice for Florida’s municipal governments, recently honored the City of Fort Pierce with two Home Rule Hero Awards in 2022. Mayor Linda Hudson and Commissioner Curtis Johnson, Jr. were both recognized for their hard work and advocacy efforts during the 2022 Legislative Session. Mayor Hudson and Commissioner Johnson worked tirelessly throughout the session to promote local voices making local choices, protect the Home Rule powers of Florida’s municipalities, and advance the League’s legislative agenda.

“On behalf of the League and its legislative team, we’re very proud to present this year’s Home Rule Hero Awards to a deserving group of municipal leaders,” said FLC Director of Legislative Affairs Casey Cook. “We had a record number of Home Rule Heroes this year, which shows the dedication and impact of local officials on behalf of their residents and businesses in protecting local decision-making. These local officials were constantly engaged and actively advocating for their communities throughout the 2022 Legislative Session. They’re heroes for Home Rule and we thank them for their efforts.”

Home Rule is the ability for a city to address local problems with local solutions with minimal state interference. Home Rule Hero Award recipients are local government officials, both elected and nonelected, who consistently responded to the League’s request to reach out to members of the legislature and help give a local perspective on an issue.

Commissioner Johnson shared, “It is an honor to receive this award and recognition for the service that I love doing. As a native Floridian, that was born and raised in Fort Pierce, I will always advocate for local ruling authority because local communities must be able to govern and respond to their respective community standards. I am honored to be elected to represent my community with the God-fearing knowledge that, “I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me” (Philippians 4:13).

“It is important to the City of Fort Pierce and the 400 plus Florida municipalities that the legislature recognizes Home Rule, a concept found in Florida’s constitution that allows local governments to serve residents in unique and effective ways. I appreciate the Florida League of Cities recognizing me as a Home Rule Hero, an honor I accept for my personal efforts and those of our commission and staff. We work as a team during each legislative session to tell our story to our state legislators,” said Mayor Linda Hudson.

The Florida League of Cities will formally recognize Mayor Hudson and Commissioner Johnson at a future event hosted by the Treasure Coast Regional League of Cities.

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Accolades Pour In for Martin County Utilities

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Stuart – Martin County joined utility companies from five surrounding counties to compete in the Florida Section American Water Works Association (FSAWWA) Region VIII 2022 Best Tasting Drinking Water Contest. Entries were judged on taste, color, clarity and smell. With glasses poured and judges sipping the crisp, cool water, there was one clear winner – Martin County Utilities.

“We make a daily commitment to provide the highest quality drinking water to our residents,” said Sam Amerson, Utilities and Solid Waste Director. “It’s safe, tastes great … and we draw from two distinct underground sources of water – the shallower surficial aquifer and the deeper Floridan aquifer, considered an alternative water source. It’s exciting to know that our method also involves conservation efforts by preserving shallow groundwater for future generations.”

Presenting to the Board of County Commissioners at today’s meeting was extra special, as it’s World Water Day. Falling right in line with this year’s World Water Day theme of working together to sustainably manage groundwater, Mr. Amerson said, “Our forward-thinking processes are right for our community and right for the environment.”

Learn more about Martin County Utilities and read the Martin County’s latest drinking water quality report on our website, www.martin.fl.us. Residents are also encouraged to follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram and subscribe to our YouTube Channel.

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IRSC Hallstrom Planetarium Announces the 2021-’22 Season

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Photographed on Tuesday, March 30, 2021, on the Massey Campus in Fort Pierce.

Photo Credit: IRSC/Molly Bartels

The Hallstrom Planetarium at Indian River State College (IRSC) announces the 2021–2022 “Starlight Series” season, continues the popular “KID SPACE” and shares a unique series of STEAM talks addressing Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM) and the humanities.

Starlight Series shows are presented Fridays at 7:00 and 8:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 1:00 and 2:30 p.m. Here are this season’s shows:

The Secret Life of Fish— November 6, 6:00 p.m.

Learn about coral reefs and reef fish behavior as Dr. William Tyler, IRSC Professor of Biological Sciences, shares his vast experiences garnered from years of studying Florida’s marine environment. Hear his marine biologist’s perspective on Finding Nemo—what’s right, and what’s not, about this popular movie.

From the Big Bang to Puppy Dogs, the Story of Chemistry—January 22, 6:00 p.m.

Be amazed as Dr. Paul Horton, IRSC Professor of Chemistry, dynamically demonstrates the interaction of elements and compounds in a presentation sure to keep you on the edge of your seat!

The popular ‘Kid Space’ series, for children ages four to 12 at 11:00 a.m., is offered on select Saturdays. All adults must be accompanied by at least one child. Shows are planned for October 23, November 20, December 4 & 11, January 8, February 12, March 5, April 9, May 14, June 11.

“Starlight Series” planetarium shows, “Saturday Afternoon STEAM Talks,” and “KID SPACE” are presented in the IRSC Hallstrom Planetarium. The planetarium features a 360-degree immersive digital OmniStar projection system and a state-of-the-art Spitz automated planetarium projector used to recreate the sky, sun, moon and planets among the stars on the 40-foot, domed ceiling during planetarium shows. Visit www.irsc.edu for a complete schedule.

Planetarium shows are recommended for adults and children over the age of 10. The air temperature is maintained at 72 degrees. Guests may wish to bring a sweater or light jacket.

Most planetarium shows are $5 and tickets can be purchased online at www.irsc.edu or at the box office located in the McAlpin Fine Arts Center lobby on the IRSC Massey Campus at 3209 Virginia Avenue in Fort Pierce, Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., or by phone. Call the McAlpin Fine Arts Center Box Office at 1-800-220-9915 to reserve seats.

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