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Hope Lives Foundation, Holiday Magic Coming Soon!

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Article by: MaryAnn Ketcham
Hope Lives Foundation's premier event, Holiday Magic, is coming back to town! After a year of lockdowns due to the Covid pandemic, nearly everyone is ready to gather again and return to the days of happier spirits and spirited giving!

This always festive occasion brings out the best in the community while raising funds to support and strengthen community organizations that serve children and families on the Treasure Coast and Okeechobee Counties.

The 2021 Holiday Magic takes place on Friday, Dec. 17th, at the rustic but merrily decorated Barn at Oleander in Port St. Lucie.

Grab some friends and enjoy the open bar provided by Bonner Mobile Bar and an assortment of tasty menu items served up buffet-style and cooked up by the chefs at the Rusty Putter. Hors d'oeuvres will be passed as guests peruse the wide variety of silent auction items, and a live and enthusiastic auction will also occur!

The Magic begins at 6 and runs until 10 pm, and the dress is casual. Tickets are $100 each or $175 per couple. Or, enjoy the evening with friends and colleagues and reserve an entire table (seats 8) for $1000.

Sponsorship opportunities abound and remain available.

The $8,000 Presenting Sponsor level includes event media advertising with your logo in all print materials; a full-page ad in the event program; Stage & Sponsor Board Recognition; and 8 tickets to attend and partake in the evening's enjoyment!

Gold Sponsorship for $4,000 includes six tickets, event media advertising with your logo, inclusion in all print materials, and Sponsor Board Recognition.

A $2,000 Silver Sponsorship includes 4 event tickets and all the same perks as the Gold.

The additional sponsorship opportunities include the $1,500 Cheer Sponsor, the $2,000 Open Bar Sponsor, and the $3,500 Evening Main Course Food Sponsor. The remaining details can be found on the website.

Please visit HLives.org/events to RSVP for tickets, sponsorship, or to donate.

For more information, call 772 464-6777 or email crobertson@HLives.org

14th Annual Festival of Trees & Lights Raises Over $200,000 for Children’s Mental Health

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Palm City – Thousands of festival-goers kicked off the holiday season during this year’s Festival of Trees & Lights in downtown Stuart from November 14 – 20, 2021, raising over $200,000 for children’s mental health.

The annual tradition included a number of free community festivities, as well as numerous special events throughout the week to raise vital funds for the high quality mental health care services that Tykes & Teens provides for children and families across the Treasure Coast, regardless of their ability to pay.

It was a record-setting year for the Festival of Trees & Lights on multiple fronts:

• Over 100 volunteers and committee members gave more than 1,000 hours of their time.

• Local businesses, organizations and individuals donated and decorated more than 75 trees, wreaths, décor items that generated 8,500 raffle ticket sales totaling $30,000.

• Nearly 800 pancakes were served up to over 350 children and families during breakfast and photos with Santa.

• Nearly 30 sponsors contributed tens of thousands of dollars.

“The support that this incredible community of ours displayed throughout the Festival of Trees & Lights is unbelievable!” says Tykes & Teens Development Officer and Festival of Trees & Lights Chair Courtney Nientimp. “I am grateful for the amazing Festival committee, our Dames and Deer ambassadors, and the hundreds of volunteers that poured their heart and soul into this event. I cannot thank you enough for the countless hours and effort you gave. To our sponsors, donors and community, thank you one million times over. Because of you, we are prioritizing children’s mental health and you are making it possible for kiddos across the Treasure Coast to receive care, no matter their ability to pay. Together, we are making a difference in the lives of thousands of children.”

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Treasure Coast Hospice Veterans Enjoy Special Day at the Stuart Air Show

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In Photo: Carl Holeva, Ewald Bender, Wayne Hanners and Darlene Webb

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In Photo: An show of aerobatics!

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In Photo: Ewald Bender, Dede & George Frank

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In Photo: Angella Williams hops into the A-10

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In Photo: Kate, Bob & Laurie Mayes

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In Photo: Martha & Ronald Baxter (Air Force Vet) with Anthony & Rhonda Barbacane

Elev8Hope Brings Thanksgiving Meals to Community

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In Photo: Members of Elev8hope, Martin County Sheriff Office, TC3 church and Stuart Sod

Article by: Jackie Holfelder / Photos by: Elev8Hope

Nowhere is the vision of the boots-on-the-ground non-profit Elev8Hope more evident than with the Thanksgiving Sharing Event, a perfect example of what happens when students, families, businesses, other non-profits, civic organizations and religious entities pitch in together.

Elev8hope instills youth engagement and empowerment. Students learn about the issues the community is facing and help find solutions.

From the first Thanksgiving dinner distribution that took place in 2012, the number of people to whom Elev8Hope supplies the traditional holiday meal has grown by leaps and bounds.

Rina Shpiruk, CEO of Elev8Hope, shared some impressive numbers. “This year, we distributed 1,002 turkeys and 2,913 baskets, feeding over 14,500 mouths.

“Of those, 824 baskets were contributed by youth and businesses from outside of Martin County because they wanted to join the “Wave of Compassion in Action”.

“Without the help of local businesses and organizations – like Stuart Sod – we would haven’t been able to complete delivery in time for Thanksgiving.”

Since its founding in 2012, Elev8Hope has grown bigger and more impactful with each passing year.

Two of its youthful founders - Trevor Shpiruk and Devon Shpiruk – are college students now and the other two - Mitchell Shpiruk and Myah Shpiruk– attend Martin County High School.

But one of the beauties of the nonprofit is that scores of students of all ages and from a myriad of schools have grown to love, and work for, the mission of Elev8Hope the same way the Shpiruks have.

The program is run through Martin County school clubs, churches, homeschools and preschools, giving them a platform to lead and make positive changes in their hometown.

To find out more about Elev8Hope, its programs and how you can help, visit www.elev8hope.org.


In Photo: Rinamarie Shpiruk and Martin County Sheriff deputies Nash, Hickman and Fitzgerald


In Photo: Martin County High School students


In Photo: Tom Lowell, Elev8Hope Director of Community Outreach

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In Photo: Carson Mann, Mitchell Shpiruk, Matthew Baer, Myah Shpiruk, Rinamarie Shpiruk, Ali Robinson, Anthony Schwab, Savannah Moehring, Sarah Ward, Jessica Mitchell, (kneeling) Kaylin Thompson and Kendal Thompson

Hibiscus Children's Center "Candlelight Ball" Brightening the Lives of Youth

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Treasure Coast – The Hibiscus Children’s Center “Candlelight Ball” is the annual premier Gala event in Vero Beach this season! This charming event will be held on Friday, December 10, 2021 at 6PM at the beautiful Bellewood Plantation. Please join us as we celebrate the season with an enchanting evening outdoors surrounded by Southern elegance, charm and the warm glow of candlelight to benefit the youth living at the Hibiscus Village. Upon arrival at 6PM, guests will enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres followed by a delightful dinner presented by Wild Thyme Catering. Guests will also have the chance to dance the night away with the dazzling musical performance of the Gypsy Lane Band.

The festivities…the charming ambience…the entertainment…you will have to be there to experience it all – under the romantic light of our “Candlelight Ball”! Event proceeds benefit the abused, neglected and abandoned youth living at the Hibiscus Village in Vero Beach and will help provide medical and educational services, professional therapeutic counseling and career training. Your support will help transform their lives and build a strong foundation for the future.

Our fabulous silent auction is virtual this year! There are a variety of incredible items to meet everyone’s taste. A virtual auction of treasures will entice everyone from unique jewelry pieces, to home decorating items, to area restaurant gift certificates, to sports packages, to services enhancing our daily life, and more. Visit biddingowl.com/hibiscuschildrenscenter to view and place your bid. Auction opens on Monday, December 6 and closes on Tuesday, December 14 at 5PM. Many wonderful silent auction items will also be featured at the Gala along with a few special live auction items.

Many thanks to our generous event sponsors: Candlelight Sponsors – Mrs. Herman F. Becker, Marie & Armund Ek, Miriam S. Grabow, Marie & Michael O'Reilly and Helen Taylor Robertson; Luminary Sponsor - Linda & Mel Teetz; Radiance Sponsors - Carole B. Brown, Elke & George Fetterolf, Jan & Mike Harrell, Jean & Jim Kelly, Sally & Michael LaPorta and Tina & Cal Tyler. Hibiscus is deeply grateful for the generous support of our guests, sponsors and volunteers who are giving teens the priceless gifts of safety, love, and the freedom to dream of a brighter future. Thank you for making a positive difference for youth in need.

Join our "Candlelight Ball" on December 10th as we celebrate the season! Tickets are $250 per person and attire is black tie optional. Bellewood Plantation is located at 6070 69th St., Vero Beach, FL 32967. For more details, please contact us at (772) 299-6011, x. 313 or visit HibiscusChildrensCenter.org.

Tresure Coast Philanthropists Honored at National Philanthropy Day Celebration

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In Photo: Matt Markley accepts the Leave A Legacy Award on behalf of LaVaughn Tilton from Elizabeth Barbella and Elisabeth Glynn.

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In Photo: National Philanthropy Day Co-Chairs Keith Fletcher and Elisabeth Glynn with Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy Award recipient Janelle Palmer and Andrew Treadwell of IRSC who emceed the event.

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In Photo: 2021 Award Recipients: (L-R) Sarah Alsofrom, Janelle Palmer, Matt Markley, Patsy and George Conrades, Dr. Rich Pressman, Brandon Nobel, Mark Bock and Jack Flanagan

Library Celebrates the Harvest of the Mind, Body, and Spirit with the Annual Chautauqua South Series

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Martin County - From January through April, the Martin County Library System (MCLS) will present its Chautauqua South arts and education series – an eclectic array of artists, authors, storytellers, dramatists, historians, educators, musicians, and entertainers.

Tracing its roots to open-air classrooms on the shores of Chautauqua Lake in New York State in 1874, the Chautauqua movement grew rapidly. In 1992, MCLS created its own Chautauqua experience in Florida, taking inspiration from the renowned Chautauqua Institution. What began as one month of events has evolved into four-months of programs highlighting the original theme of Chautauqua, defined by Merriam-Webster as “popular education combined with entertainment.”

Chautauqua South represents a culturally rich landscape of offerings designed to appeal to a wide range of tastes. MCLS invites everyone to join in these free cultural events. The 2022 Chautauqua South celebration returns to all in-person events for this season and it is sponsored by the Friends of the Martin County Library System, Inc.

For a complete schedule of events view the Chautauqua South At a Glance Calendar available on the library’s website. Visit www.library.martin.fl.us or call 772-288-5702 for more information about these and other library events.

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Martin County Local Coordinating Board Honored with Award

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Stuart - The Florida Commission for the Transportation Disadvantaged recently recognized the Martin County Local Coordinating Board (LCB) as the 2021 Outstanding Coordinating Board of the Year, for demonstrating dedication and support of the local Transportation Disadvantaged program. City of Stuart Commissioner Merritt Matheson, LCB Chair and Martin MPO staff accepted the award at the 2021 Commission for Transportation Disadvantaged (CTD) Annual Conference. Award consideration was based on efforts such as leadership of the LCB, oversight of costs, evaluation of the Community Transportation Coordinator (CTC), handling of grievances, as well as member attendance and participation at LCB meetings.

The Transportation Disadvantaged Program is a coordinated, state-wide effort which groups riders together for a shared ride service. Transportation services are available in all 67 Florida counties for those who are eligible and have no access to transportation. Federal, State and Local agencies join together to provide necessary transportation to medical appointments, employment, educational and other life-sustaining services.

The LCB focuses on the needs of Martin County’s Transportation Disadvantaged population, specifically older adults, persons with disabilities, persons of low income and children at risk. The primary responsibilities of the LCB are to plan and evaluate the Transportation Disadvantaged service provided by the Senior Resource Association (SRA), the local Community Transportation Coordinator for Martin County. The LCB meets on a quarterly basis and reviews price and service levels, safety concerns, eligibility and other pertinent issues.

To find out more information about Martin County’s TD program, please visit www.martincommunitycoach.com, email martincc@sramail.org with your questions, or call (772) 469-2063. If you are interested in participating on the Martin County LCB, or attending LCB meetings, please contact Ricardo Vazquez, Martin MPO Senior Planner, at rvazquez@martin.fl.us or call (772) 223-7983.

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Port Salerno Church of God 90 Days of Service

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Article by: Jaconica Barnes / Photo by: Port Salerno Church of God

Port Salerno - On Friday,11/12, the Ushers and Greeters of the church prepared over 100 lunches for the Martin County Sheriff's Office as our 90 days of service to give back to the community. On the same day we delivered lunch to Fire Station in Port Salerno.

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Mary’s Home to Present 11th Annual Fashion Show and Luncheon

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In Photo: Kelley Dunn of WPTV News Channel 5, Jan Lindsay, founder of Mary’s Home and Gina Thompson, Board Chair

Article by: Jackie Holfelder / Photo by: Mary’s Home

It’s time for the “Ladies who Lunch” to rejoice!

Mary’s Home is delighted to share the news that its 11th Annual Fashion Show and Luncheon will take place at Willoughby Golf Club on Tuesday, January 25, 2022 from 10:30 a.m.- 2 p.m.

One of a kind boutique vendors will offer fabulous shopping opportunities and the popular silent auction and ticket raffle items for which the Mary’s Home Luncheon is noted will be available.

Local fashion icon Lynda Hartley-Urban has coordinated an outstanding fashion show with the latest offerings from downtown Stuart and Harbour Bay Plaza shops such as Must Boutique, Tootsie’s, Snappy Turtle, Evelyn & Arthur, Cooper’s Treasure Chest, J McLaughlin, Kemp’s, So Unique Boutique and Golf Gear.

As always, the highlight of the Fashion Show and Luncheon is special host, Kelley Dunn, from WPTV News Channel 5 in what is sure to be a bittersweet event for everyone. This will be Kelley’s last year hosting the luncheon before her retirement from her long-time news anchor job.

Alean Timm, Interim Executive Director of Mary’s Home, is glad the nonprofit will be hosting the popular event once again. “We’re thrilled to be able to hold the luncheon and excited to see everyone again,” she says.

Tickets are $125 per person and can be purchased online at www.maryshome.org.

The goal of Mary’s Home is to provide pregnant, homeless women with support and guidance so they can become self-sufficient and make good choices for themselves and their children. They are working to break the cycle of poverty for mothers and their babies and Save Lives, Two at a Time.

Port St. Lucie Police Department Set to Make History on Monday

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Article by: Sergeant John Dellacroce
Chief Bolduc, Assistant Chief Del Toro, and Assistant Chief Vega are proud to announce the largest promotional ceremony in the history of the Police Department. The Port St. Lucie Police Department is dedicated to keeping Port St. Lucie the safest city in Florida with a population over 100,000 residents. The police department is restructuring its ranks and on November 15, 2021, the following fourteen individuals will be promoted.

Lieutenants will be promoted to the rank of Commander. One commander will become the highest-ranking woman in the Police Department since 1996.

Sergeants will be promoted to the rank of Lieutenant.

Officers/Detectives will be promoted to the rank of Sergeant. One Sergeant will become the first Haitian American woman promoted to the rank of Sergeant in the history of the police department.

All our media partners are invited to attend this promotional ceremony. Video interviews will be available. It will be held at the Port St. Lucie Community Center, beginning at 2pm on November 15, 2021. The community center is located at 2195 SE Airoso Blvd.

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Slay Rides Fundraiser to Support 2 Nonprofits

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In Photo: Matt Okerson, owner of CTM Customs and Kelly Laurine, Catch the Wave of Hope Board Chair

Article by: Jackie Holfelder / Photo by: Catch the Wave of Hope
It’s going to be a “wheel-y” Merry Christmas for Catch the Wave of Hope (CWH), thanks to the family-friendly fundraiser that CTM Customs will be presenting at Treasure Coast Square Mall on December 11.

“Slay Rides” kicks off at 6 p.m. with every type of custom vehicle from all over Florida on display. Enjoy food trucks, vendors, raffles, music and great activities.

Plans are in the works to do a toy drive, too.

Slay Rides is being sponsored by Matt Okerson and CTM Customs, an automotive customization shop located in Stuart.

Okerson was so enthused with the success of the Lifted & Twisted fundraiser he sponsored in August, that he’s ready to celebrate the holidays by supporting Catch the Wave of Hope and Operation 300.

CWH is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit working locally to prevent sex trafficking of children through awareness, education, restoration and legislation.

Its vision is to be an empowering voice and defender of these children and it is the only organization on the Treasure Coast with the sole purpose of working to combat this important issue.

Operation 300, which has been providing mentorship to children of the fallen, honoring the sacrifice of those who've given their all for our freedom, and promoting patriotism and service on the Treasure Coast since 2012, is the other nonprofit that will benefit.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will take place in the old Sears parking lot at the Mall.

For details about Slay Rides, visit https://fb.me/e/QQ6ArbFs

For more about Catch the Wave of Hope and its work as an empowering voice and defender of children, visit www.catchthewaveofhope.org.

For more about Operation 300, visit www.op300.org.

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Treasure Coast Hospice’s We Honor Veterans Program Earns Highest Distinction

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Level 5 Recognition Places Local Program among Top 5% Nationally

Stuart - Treasure Coast Hospice announced today that it has earned the highest distinction as a Level 5 We Honor Veterans partner, placing the local program among the Top 5% of more than 3,300 We Honor Veterans programs across the nation. In Florida, Treasure Coast Hospice is one of only 13 hospices to achieve Level 5 status.

We Honor Veterans is a collaborative program between the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The goal of the program is to ensure veterans receive the compassionate care they need at the end of life and that support is available for their families. During the past year, Treasure Coast Hospice cared for 550 veterans residing in Martin, St. Lucie and Okeechobee counties.

“Achieving the Level 5 distinction demonstrates Treasure Coast Hospice’s deep commitment to understanding and addressing the unique needs of veterans as they age and providing them with the compassionate care and support that they deserve,” said CEO Jackie Kendrick, CHPCA. “We are proud to be recognized at this elite level and honored that our team will now share their expertise as a regional mentor to others in order to further increase access and services to veterans in our community.”

To earn the Level 5 We Honor Veterans distinction, Treasure Coast Hospice expanded its outreach to veterans by fostering a high level of collaboration among veteran organizations, healthcare partners and other community groups in order to provide veterans with increased services and improved access to care. Level 5 also places greater emphasis on staff education, specifically how to support Vietnam-era veterans and those dealing with isolation or symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder.

A vital component to the We Honor Veterans program is the role of Veteran Volunteers. Treasure Coast Hospice veteran volunteers are paired with patients who have served in the military, giving them an opportunity to connect with one another and create an environment where life reflection and healing may occur. Veteran volunteers provide companionship and support, grateful recognition, and a comforting presence to fellow veterans and their families at the end of life.

“Veteran volunteers are helping us reach more veterans, especially those who live in assisted living residences or senior communities,” said Volunteer Manager Tolliver Darville. “Thanks to the support of our veteran volunteers, Treasure Coast Hospice has been able to expand important Level 5 initiatives such as pinning ceremonies and Veteran Cafés or Coffee with a Veteran gatherings.”

Treasure Coast Hospice is a nonprofit community organization of skilled professionals and dedicated volunteers whose mission is to provide access to compassionate, caring, expert and professional hospice and grief support services to patients and families at the end of life. Founded in 1982, Treasure Coast Hospice has grown to serve 3,000 patients annually in Martin, St. Lucie and Okeechobee counties. Thanks to the generous support of our community, the Treasure Coast Hospice Foundation is able to fund comprehensive hospice and grief support programs for Treasure Coast Hospice, including three inpatient units for those who need a higher level of care, music therapy, a pediatric program, individual and group bereavement services and Camp Good Grief for children who have experienced the loss of a loved one.

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:

Star of Wonder—December 3, 4, 10, 11

What was the mysterious star that guided the Magi? Could it have been a comet, a meteor or a supernova? How might an astronomer explain it? Find out as we take the Planetarium back in time more than 2,000 years to recreate the skies over Judea. This popular presentation has been a family holiday tradition since 1993.

The Planets—January 7, 8, February 11,12 and March 4, 5

In a recorded narration, Kate Mulgrew (Captain Janeway of Star Trek: Voyager) takes us on a grand tour of our solar system. Explore the surface of Mars, the perils of the asteroid belt, the cold rings of stormy gas planets and the features of other solar systems.

Astronomy Day (and Night!)—Saturday, February 5, 3:00–9:00 p.m.

Join IRSC and the Treasure Coast Astronomical Society for a FREE open house with telescopes, guest speakers, handouts, planetarium mini-shows and guided views of the sky—weather permitting.

Daughter of the Stars—April 8, 9, May 13, 14 and June 10, 11

Enjoy a retelling of beautiful native American Indian stories about the sky and its stars. History and folklore combine for a unique and entertaining storytelling event that seeks to explain the natural world from the appearance of the bright star Arcturus to the nature of the Milky Way to the origins of the Earth, Moon and Sun.

Afternoon STEAM Talks at the Hallstrom Planetarium are 45-minute presentations and are free and open to the public. The following topics comprise the upcoming Afternoon STEAM Talks:

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!

Astronomy Day NASA Update—February 5, 4:00 p.m.

Hear Russell Romanella, former Director of Safety and Mission Assurance for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) at the John F. Kennedy Space Center in Florida, discuss NASA, the space program, and the exploration of the Universe. The Treasure Coast Astronomical Society will provide exhibits with telescopes, activities for the family and guided views of the sky after the presentation—weather permitting,

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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