2 face charges of trying to smuggle people into US by way of Jupiter Inlet

The vessel, a 24-foot Chris Craft, was towed by another vessel, according to the complaint filed in federal court last week.

Article source: http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/crime--law/face-charges-trying-smuggle-people-into-way-jupiter-inlet/LIjcbEpITumRLjz2WbsDlL/

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Restoration Work For Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse to Begin in May

Restoration Work For Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse to Begin in May



The beloved Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse is getting some extra TLC in the month of May. With permission from the US Coast Guard, the light will be turned off for the duration of the month as it undergoes restoration.

Due to weathering, the cast iron roof plates on the lighthouse have rusted areas that are rapidly deteriorating. Preservation works to repair the structure and waterproof the tower are top concerns for the restoration project.

Other efforts include repairs to the cupola and watch room door, and the installation of a safety handrail at the top of the spiral staircase that leads to the watch room.

The Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse Museum is asking for donations to help fund the roof restoration efforts—with a special incentive: Donors to the restoration will be invited to a Re-Light the Light countdown party upon the project’s completion.

The lighthouse team chose expert preservationists to lead the project, including Ken Smith from Ken Smith Architects, lens conservationist Joe Cocking from Lighthouse Lamp Shop, metal smith expert Alex Klahm from Architectural Metal and Design and Anthony Houllis from Razorback LLC.

Although the lighthouse tower will be closed for climbing during the month of May, visitors can see the brand new exhibit Keeping the Light at Jupiter Inlet: Adventures in the Lives of Lighthouse Keepers in the lighthouse keepers workshop. Admission prices will be reduced during the restoration.

The project is expected to finish by the end of May, but may need additional days in June for completion if weather delays occur.

(Photos courtesy Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse Museum)

Article source: https://www.jupitermag.com/noteworthy/restoration-work-jupiter-inlet-lighthouse-begin-may

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Top restaurants to dock and dine in Palm Beach County

Since 1957, this former fish shack, where patrons once sat outside on wooden cable spools, has been serving locally caught seafood. Expanded into a sprawling compound of restaurant, and tiki bars, it still has the salty tang of a fisherman’s hangout, with an air-conditioned dining room, if you must.

Article source: http://www.palmbeachpost.com/entertainment/top-restaurants-dock-and-dine-palm-beach-county/dWil2WwfjZc75O55kNZuHN/

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Simple Ideas to Celebrate Earth Day – Palm Beach Illustrated

Mother Earth cares for us in so many ways, providing clean air, water, sustenance, medicine, protection, and awe-inspiring natural marvels. But are we caring for her in return? In honor of Earth Day on April 22, take a few simple steps to reduce your environmental footprint and show appreciation for our planet.

 

1. Bag It
A playful pattern ensures Baggu’s standard bag ($10) won’t be forgotten at home during a grocery run. The washable nylon satchel also folds up into a compact case that can easily fit in a small purse.

2. Be Informed
Did you know plastic caps need to be removed from bottles before they’re placed in the recycling bin? Study up on Solid Waste Authority’s guidelines for Palm Beach County and practice proper protocol.

 

3. Sophisticated Swap
Replace plastic straws with eco-friendly WP Design gold reusable straws ($15 for set of four), which happen to look chic in a cocktail glass, too. Available at Sur La Table in Palm Beach Gardens.

4. Take Action
Every year on Earth Day, Keep Palm Beach County Beautiful participates in the Great American Cleanup, a national effort with projects ranging from beach cleanups to beautification tasks across the county. Sign up to volunteer at a location near you.

 

5. Get Inspired
On April 8, the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse Museum will host the Wild Scenic Film Festival, a community viewing of environmental short films that highlight the planet’s plights, Earth’s breathtaking sights, and valiant conservation efforts.

Jupiter Lighthouse

Article source: http://www.palmbeachillustrated.com/2017/04/18/earth-day/

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Five Simple Ideas to Celebrate Earth Day

Mother Earth cares for us in so many ways, providing clean air, water, sustenance, medicine, protection, and awe-inspiring natural marvels. But are we caring for her in return? In honor of Earth Day on April 22, take a few simple steps to reduce your environmental footprint and show appreciation for our planet.

 

1. Bag It
A playful pattern ensures Baggu’s standard bag ($10) won’t be forgotten at home during a grocery run. The washable nylon satchel also folds up into a compact case that can easily fit in a small purse.

2. Be Informed
Did you know plastic caps need to be removed from bottles before they’re placed in the recycling bin? Study up on Solid Waste Authority’s guidelines for Palm Beach County and practice proper protocol.

 

3. Sophisticated Swap
Replace plastic straws with eco-friendly WP Design gold reusable straws ($15 for set of four), which happen to look chic in a cocktail glass, too. Available at Sur La Table in Palm Beach Gardens.

4. Take Action
Every year on Earth Day, Keep Palm Beach County Beautiful participates in the Great American Cleanup, a national effort with projects ranging from beach cleanups to beautification tasks across the county. Sign up to volunteer at a location near you.

 

5. Get Inspired
On April 8, the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse Museum will host the Wild Scenic Film Festival, a community viewing of environmental short films that highlight the planet’s plights, Earth’s breathtaking sights, and valiant conservation efforts.

Jupiter Lighthouse

Article source: https://www.palmbeachillustrated.com/2017/04/18/earth-day/

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Have artsy tweens at home? Sign them up for traveling arts camp

A group of Cultural Arts Caravan 2016 campers surrounding a sculpture at the Boca Raton Museum of Art. Photo from Palm Beach Gardens

A love for the arts can start at any age, and so can a summer camp celebrating it.

Palm Beach Gardens has a Cultural Arts Caravan traveling camp for children between 9 and 14 years old. The camp from July 3 through 7 will take kids to local art galleries, theaters and the top of the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse. The campers will be off-site from 9:30 to 4:30 p.m.

READ: What counts as art? Gardens office tower project sparks debate

Venues include Uptown Art in Jupiter, the Delray Beach Playhouse and the Lighthouse Arts Center in Tequesta. Campers will round out the week sketching at the Juno Beach Pier and Loggerhead Marinelife Center, according to a news release.

Campers will meet at the Burns Road Recreation Center every day, excluding July 4, and then travel to that day’s destination. Transportation is provided, but campers need to bring their own lunches, snacks and drinks, according to the news release.

The cost is $225 for Palm Beach Gardens residents and $282 for non-residents. It includes before and aftercare.



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Simple Ideas to Celebrate Earth Day

Mother Earth cares for us in so many ways, providing clean air, water, sustenance, medicine, protection, and awe-inspiring natural marvels. But are we caring for her in return? In honor of Earth Day on April 22, take a few simple steps to reduce your environmental footprint and show appreciation for our planet.

 

1. Get Inspired
On April 8, the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse Museum will host the Wild Scenic Film Festival, a community viewing of environmental short films that highlight the planet’s plights, Earth’s breathtaking sights, and valiant conservation efforts.

Jupiter Lighthouse

 

2. Bag It
A playful pattern ensures Baggu’s standard bag ($10) won’t be forgotten at home during a grocery run. The washable nylon satchel also folds up into a compact case that can easily fit in a small purse.

3. Be Informed
Did you know plastic caps need to be removed from bottles before they’re placed in the recycling bin? Study up on Solid Waste Authority’s guidelines for Palm Beach County and practice proper protocol.

 

4. Sophisticated Swap
Replace plastic straws with eco-friendly WP Design gold reusable straws ($15 for set of four), which happen to look chic in a cocktail glass, too. Available at Sur La Table in Palm Beach Gardens.

5. Take Action
Every year on Earth Day, Keep Palm Beach County Beautiful participates in the Great American Cleanup, a national effort with projects ranging from beach cleanups to beautification tasks across the county. Sign up to volunteer at a location near you.

Article source: http://www.palmbeachillustrated.com/2017/04/18/earth-day/

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Forecast: Windy Easter could include rip currents, weather service say

Saturday evening, three people were pulled from rough waters at Boynton Inlet where their boat had capsized 200 yards from shore. The three drifted and swan close enough to shore for rescuers to pull them to safety, a Palm Beach County Fire Rescue department spokesman said. Two were treated at the scene. The third boater, an unidentified man, was taken to a hospital. His condition is unknown. 

Article source: http://www.palmbeachpost.com/weather/forecast-blustery-windy-easter-with-chance-showers/UhCOouJ74SQZ6vQu7gkkeM/

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Martin County community calendar: April 16 – TCPalm.com

To submit your events, go to the TCPalm.com home page blue bar on the upper left-hand side and click “Submit Your Stuff” link.

SUNDAY’S SPECIAL EVENTS

Bunny Photos: April 16 check for times, multi times. Old Navy Courtyard, Treasure Coast Square, 3174 N.W. U.S. 1, Jensen Beach. Treasurecoastsquare.eventbrite.com.

Easter Eggstravaganza: Event will include a helicopter egg drop, field games, face painting, candy and a cotton candy machine, hot dogs, drinks, snow cones and Papa John’s pizza. 11 a.m. April 16. Pineapple Park, 3102 N.W. Hillman Drive, Jensen Beach. Ages: 0-11. 772-334-3999; tc3.org.

Easter Sunday at Ascension by the Sea: Independent Catholic Church: 11 a.m. April 16. Prince of Peace Church, 2200 N.W. U.S. 1, Stuart. 772-242-0606; www.ascensionbythesea.org.

SUNDAY’S RECURRING EVENTS

DANCE

Singles Dance Social: 6:30-9:30 p.m. Jensen Beach Ballroom, 881 Jensen Beach Blvd., Jensen Beach. $8 per person. 609-356-2973; jensenbeachballroom.com.

GAMES

Sunday Bingo: Bingo Knights of Columbus Martin Council 6241. 5-9 p.m. Knights of Columbus Martin Council 6241, 7251 S.W. Gaines Ave., Stuart. Ages: 18+. $25. 772-286-7507; kofc6241@gmail.com.

OTHER

Humanist of the Treasure Coast: Join non-religious freethinkers advocating for social justice. 10:30 a.m., The NEXUS Building, 850 U.S. 1, Stuart. 772-223-0222; humtc.com.

Stuart Green Market: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. City Hall Parking Lot, 121 S.W. Flagler Ave., Stuart.  772-233-0297; Stuartgreenmarket.org.

Sunday Jazz Jam: Hosted by the Jupiter Jazz Society. 5 p.m. Double Roads Tavern, 251 S. U.S. 1, Jupiter.

MONDAY’S SPECIAL EVENTS

Dyngus Day 2017: Polish “Rite of Spring” Dyngus Day Celebration. Noon-2 a.m. April 17. Gin Mill Jensen Beach, 4304 N.E. Ocean Blvd., Jensen Beach.  772-208-5998; ginmilljensenbeach.com.

“Sad Is Not Bad”: 12:30 p.m. April 17. Kane Center, 900 S.E. Salerno Road, Stuart.  Ages: 21+. RSVP: 772-223-7800; www.kanecenter.org.

Let’s Get Crafty: Adult coloring. 3 p.m. April 17, May 1, 15, 29, June 12, 26. Robert Morgade Library, 5851 S.E. Community Drive, Stuart. Adults. 772-463-3245; library.martin.fl.us.

MONDAY’S RECURRING EVENTS

ART

Hobe Sound Fine Art League Watercolor Classes: 9 a.m.-noon. Hobe Sound Fine Art League, Winn-Dixie Plaza 8879 S.E. Bridge Road, Hobe Sound. $20.

CHILDREN/TEENS

Helping People Succeed Music Movement: Structured Parent-Child Classes learning developmental age appropriate activities through music. 9-10 a.m. Florida Arts Dance Studio, 938 S.E. Central Parkway, Stuart. Ages: 12-18 months. $38 a month/$12 per class. Reservation: 772-529-5075; Pbarnes@hpsfl.org.

Helping People Succeed Music Movement: Structured Parent-Child Classes learning developmental age appropriate activities through music. 10:15-11:15 a.m. Florida Arts Dance Studio, 938 S.E. Central Parkway, Stuart. Ages: 19-60 months. $38 a month/$12 per class. Reservation: 772-529-5075; Pbarnes@hpsfl.org.

Helping People Succeed Music Movement: Structured Parent-Child Classes learning developmental age appropriate activities through music. 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Florida Arts Dance Studio, 938 S.E. Central Parkway, Stuart. Ages: 3-11 months. $38 a month/$12 per class. Reservation: 772-529-5075; Pbarnes@hpsfl.org.

Helping People Succeed Music Movement: Structured Parent-Child Classes learning developmental age appropriate activities through music. 5:30-6:30 p.m. Kinane Printing 310 S.E. Denver Ave. Stuart. Ages: 6-18 months. $38 a month/$12 per class. Reservation: 772-529-5075; Pbarnes@hpsfl.org.

DANCE

Adult Summer Dance Camp: Classes and Social Parties for Ballroom, Latin, Swing, Country Dance. 4-10 p.m. Jensen Beach Ballroom, 881 Jensen Beach Blvd., Jensen Beach. Ages: 18+. $100 to $300 per month per person. Register: 609-356-2973; gloriana@jensenbeachballroom.com.

Dance Classes: Ballroom, Latin, Swing, Country and Club group and private classes. 1-9 p.m. Jensen Beach Ballroom, 881 N.E. Jensen Beach Blvd., Jensen Beach. Discounts available. Register: 609-356-2973; www.JensenBeachBallroom.com.

Group Dance Lessons: Ballroom, Latin, Swing, Country. 6 p.m. Jensen Beach Ballroom, 881 N.E. Jensen Beach Blvd., Jensen Beach. $10 per person. 609-356-2973; jensenbeachballroom.com.

EXERCISE/HEALTH

Aerobic Sitting Exercises: 9-10 a.m. MCP R Log Cabin Senior Center, Langford Park, 2369 N.E. Dixie Highway, Jensen Beach. Ages: 50+. $2. 772-334-2926; zcarter@martin.fl.us.

Balance Movement Class: Prevention of falls and loss of balance. 4-5 p.m. Soulville Center Healing, 555 Colorado Ave., Suite 111, Stuart.  Ages: 50+. $10. Register: 203-423-9228.

Carioboxing and Kickboxing: All skill levels. 6-7 a.m.; 8:30-9:30 a.m.; 5:30-6:30 p.m.; 7-8 p.m. Twelve Rounds Boxing Club, Bruner Plaza, 688 S.E. Monterey, Stuart. Ages: 18+. 772-919-2441; www.facebook.com/twelveroundsboxing/.

Chair Yoga at the Log Cabin: Certified Yoga instructor. 1-2 p.m. MCPR Log Cabin Senior Center, 2369 N.E. Dixie Highway, Jensen Beach. Multi-generational. $2. RSVP: 772-334-2926.

Chair Yoga: 10:30-11:30 a.m. Kane Center, 900 S.E. Salerno Road, Stuart. Ages: 55+. $8/$10. 772-223-7800; www.kanecenter.org.

Senior Fitness: 12:30-1:30 p.m. Kane Center, 900 S.E. Salerno Road, Stuart. Ages: 55+. $6/$7. 772-223-7800; www.kanecenter.org.

Twilight Yoga at the Lighthouse: Experience the serenity of yoga on the Lighthouse Deck. 6 p.m. Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum, 500 Captain Armour’s Way, Jupiter. 561-747-8380; www.jupiterlighthouse.org.

Connected Warriors: Free Yoga for all Servicemen, Veterans and their families. 3-4 p.m. Yoga Fish, 569 Central Parkway, Stuart. RSVP: 772-219-9900; www.connectedwarriors.org.

Zumba Gold: 9:15-10:15 a.m. Kane Center, 900 S.E. Salerno Road, Stuart. Ages: 55+. $6/$7. 772-223-7800; www.kanecenter.org.

GAMES

Social Bridge: 11:30 a.m. Jensen Beach Women’s Association, 3550 Sugarhill Road, Jensen Beach. $2. 772-2233441; helenbk70@aol.com

OTHER

Debt Management Credit Counseling Corp.: Budget counseling, mortgage payment assistance and debt relief. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Debt Management Credit Counseling Corp office, 955 S.E. Central Parkway, Stuart. Register: 866-7243328; www.dmcconline.org

Drum Circle/Open Mic: 6-11 p.m. Terra Fermata, 26 S.E.Sixth St., Stuart. 772-286-5252; www.terrafermata.com.

MC Genealogical Society: Research assistance in Genealogy Room. 5:45-7:45 p.m. Blake Library, 2351 S.E. Monterey Road, Stuart. Ages: 12+. 772-220-1638; mcgensociety.org.

Open Mic Night: With Deal James. 7-11 p.m. Terra Fermata, 26 S.E. Sixth St., Stuart. Ages: 16+. 772-286-5252; terrafermata.com.

Toastmasters: Speaking, listening, leading. 6:45 p.m. The Pointe, 2750 S.E. Ocean Blvd., Stuart. 3466.toastmasters.clubs.org.

LOOKING AHEAD

Schooner Lily and Florida Oceanographic: St. Lucie River Oyster Cruise with Dr. Vincent Encomio. 2 p.m. April 18; 6 p.m April 21. Schooner Lily, 600 S.W. Ocean Blvd., Stuart.  Adults. $40-45. Ticket: 772-267-7076; treasurecoastsailingadventures.com/stuart-fl-reservations.htm.

Historic tours at The Mansion at Tuckahoe: 10-11 a.m. April 19, May 3, 17. Historic tours at The Mansion at Tuckahoe: Indian RiverSide Park, 1707 N.E. Indian River Drive, Jensen Beach. Ages: 8+. 772-463-3201; www.mansionattuckahoe.com.

Woman’s Club of Stuart: Luncheon and business meeting. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. April 19. Woman’s Club of Stuart, 729 East Ocean Blvd., Stuart. Ages: 18+. RSVP: 772-288-3227; www.womansclubofstuart.com.

Tour the 1889 Capt. Henry Sewall House: Tours of Capt. Henry Sewall House. Noon-2 p.m. April 19, 26. Sewall House at Indian RiverSide Park, 1707 N.E. Indian River Drive, Jensen Beach. 772-287-6032; www.sandrathurlow.com/sewall-s-point.html.

Financial Planning for Single/Widowed Seniors: 1:30 p.m. April 19. Kane Center, 900 S.E. Salerno Road, Stuart.  Ages: 60+. RSVP: 772-223-7800; www.kanecenter.org.

Stuart/Martin County Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours: Hosted sponsored by 76 Golf World. 5:30-7:30 p.m. April 19. 76 Golf World, 6801 S. Kanner Highway, Stuart. $7-$10. 772-287-1088; www.stuartmartinchamber.org/.

Open House for Summer Art Classes: Meet the Artist Instructors teaching summer classes 6 p.m. April 19. Artists’ Nook Studio, 45 S.E. Kindred St., Stuart. Ages: 12+. 772-220-4500; stuartartsupply.com.

Medicare Information Seminar: 10:30 a.m. April 20. Kane Center, 900 S.E. Salerno Road, Stuart. Ages: 60+. Register: 772-223-7800; www.kanecenter.org.

Girls Night Out: Help Jupiter Performing Arts Fund raise money for music scholarships. 6-9 p.m. April 20. Harry and the Natives, 11910 U.S. 1, Hobe Sound. 872-222-5723; Jpaf.org.

Treasure Coast Macintosh Users Group: iPhones, iPads, MacBooks, Apple Watches, iMacs. 5 p.m. April 20. Children’s Services Council of Martin County, 101 S.E. Central Parkway, Stuart.  772-283-5646; tcmug.net.

Earth Day Celebration: Art Reception Rock Painting. 6-8 p.m. April 21. Jonathan Dickinson State Park, 16450 U.S. 1, Hobe Sound. 561-745-5551; libby.reinert@dep.state.fl.us.

Creative Writing Workshop: 10:30 a.m.-Noon April 22. Cummings Library, 2551 S.W. Matheson Ave., Palm City. Ages: Teens Grades 6-12. Register: 772-463-2805; dmichalak@martin.fl.us.

H20 Expo Water Fest: focuses on promoting water conservation and bringing awareness to current and future water quality and supply issues.  10 a.m.-3 p.m. April 22. Memorial Park, Stuart. 772-600-1206; www.cityofstuart.us.

Downtown Stuart Craft Festival: 10 a.m.–5 p.m. April 22-23. 26 S.W. Osceola St., Stuart. info@artfestival.com; 561-746-6615.

Spring Fling River Paddle III 2017: Grab your kayaks, paddleboards canoes. 8 a.m.-3 p.m. April 22. Jonathan Dickinson State Park, 16450 S.E. U.S. 1, Hobe Sound. All. $35-$45. Register: 561-313-7250; www.clubscrub.org.

Genealogy As A Hobby: 2-3:30 p.m. April 20. Cummings Library, 2551 S.W. Matheson Ave., Palm City. 772-288-2551; www.library.martin.fl.us.

 Martin County Genealogical Society: “A Treasure We Call Home”. 1-3 p.m. April 21. Blake Library, John F Rita M Armstrong Wing, 2351 Monterey Road, Stuart. 772-888-2422; mcgensociety.org.

Hook Kids on Fishing Clinic: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. April 22. Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge Nature Center, Hobe Sound. Ages: 6-12 with parent. Reservation: 772-546-2067.

Spring Treasures Carnival at The Cabana at Jensen Dunes: Complimentary barbecue lunch, petting zoo, bounce house and more. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. April 22. The Cabana at Jensen Dunes, 1537 N.E. Cedar St., Jensen Beach. All Ages. RSVP: 772-332-1000; www.jensendunes.com/upcoming-events/.

Southeast Florida Archaeological Society: Old Vero Pleistocene Archaeological Site dig season wrap up presentation. 10:30 a.m. April 22. Environmental Studies Center, 29000 N.E. Indian River Drive, Jensen Beach. 772-342-1662; gearylinda@yahoo.com.

27th annual Port St. Lucie Business Women’s Fashion Show: Fundraiser to support Community Action Grants Awards and scholarships. 11 a.m. April 22. Harbour Ridge Yacht Country Club, 12600 N.W. Harbour Ridge Blvd., Palm City. Ages: 10+. $55. Ticket: 772-985-5256.

Spring Fling: Document Shredding, Bounce House, Pony Rides, Face Painting. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. April 22. First Presbyterian Church of Stuart, 1715 N.W. Pine Lake Drive, Stuart. Donations: 772-692-0500; www.stuartpres.org.

Evening of Entertainment “Fire Ice”: Benefits ARC of MC. 6 p.m. April 22. Wyndham Grand Hotel, Harbourside Plaza, Jupiter. $250. Reservation: 772-283-2525; thowse@arcmc.org.

Stuart Community Concert Band: Performing “Popular Music Through the Years”. 2 p.m. April 23. Kane Center, 900 S.E. Salerno Road, Stuart.

Stuart/Martin County Chamber of Commerce Networking Breakfast: Sponsored by Treasure Coast Family Urgent Care. 7:45 a.m. April 25. Stuart/Martin County Chamber of Commerce, 1650 S. Kanner Highway, Stuart.

 Where There’s A Will: Noon-1 p.m. April 26. Blake Library, 2351 SE Monterey Road, Stuart. 772-221-1403; www.library.martin.fl.us.

Palm City Chamber of Commerce: Breakfast with Benefits. 7:30 a.m. April 26. Sandhill Cove Retirement Living, 1500 S.W. Capri St., Palm City. $20. RSVP: 772-286-8121; www.palmcitychamber.org.

Retirement Planning for Baby Boomers: 1:30 p.m. April 26. Kane Center, 900 S.E. Salerno Road, Stuart.  Ages: 50+. RSVP: 772-2237800; www.kanecenter.org.

Financial Self-Defense: 2-3 p.m. April 27. Peter Julie Cummings Library, 2551 S.W. Matheson Ave., Palm City. 772-221-1403; www.library.martin.fl.us.

Tee It Up for Character Golf Tournament: 1 p.m. April 28. Monarch Country Club, 1801 S.W. Monarch Club Drive, Palm City. 772-283-4800, ext. 234; www.unitedwaymartin.org.

 Open House for the Joseph C. and Ann S. Day Medical Center: Medical staff meet greet, medical suite tours and refreshments. 4:30 p.m. April 28. The Kane Center, 900 SE Salerno Road, Stuart. RSVP: 772-223-7800; www.daymedicalcenter.org.

Environmental Studies Center Earth Day: Open house and Earth Day celebration. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. April 29. Environmental Studies Center, 2900 N.E. Indian River Drive, Jensen Beach. www.escmc.org.

Retirement: Making Your Money Last. 1-2 p.m. April 29. Robert Morgade Library, 5851 S.E. Community Drive, Stuart. 772-221-1403; www.library.martin.fl.us.

Ground Floor Farm Spring Festival: Noon-6 p.m. April 29. Ground Floor Farm, 100 S.E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Stuart. $7-$5. 772-600-4230; www.groundfloorfarm.com/springfestival.

MAY

Professional Registered Nurses: Business meeting, Guest speaker, lunch. 11 a.m. May 4, June. 1. The Brennity, 10685 S.W. Stony Creek Way, Port St. Lucie. $13. 772-219-3255; gladsusie3@gmail.com.

New Painting Class: Abstract/Subjective Realism Painting class with New York Artist Eran Far. 1-4 p.m. May 4, 11, 18, 25; 1-4 p.m. June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; 1-4 p.m. July 6, 13, 20, 27. Hobe Sound Fine Arts League, 8879 S.E. Bridge Road, Hobe Sound. 1-4 p.m. May 4-July 25. Ages: Teens to Adults. $25. Register: 201-496-3872; eranfar31@gmail.com.

Leadercast 2017 – Jupiter Treasure Coast: Largest one-day leadership conference in the world. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. May 5. Florida Atlantic University Lifelong Learning Society, 5353 Parkside Drive, Jupiter. Ages: 18+. $199. Ticket: 561-254-4330; www.eventbrite.com/e/leadercast-2017-jupiter-treasure-coast-tickets-31439160375.

Palm City Chamber of Commerce: 22nd Annual Golf Tournment. 11:30 a.m. May 5. Piper’s Landing, 6160 S.W. Thistle Terrace, Palm City.  $125. RSVP: 772-286-8121; www.palmcitychamber.org.

National Walk to End Brain Tumors: Team “Go Joey Go” of Jensen Beach has been formed. All walker runners are welcome to join. Registration: 7 a.m., Run/Walk 8 a.m., Fun Run 9 a.m. May 6. Indian RiverSide Park, 1707 N.E. Indian River Drive, Jensen Beach. Adults: $30, children 8-18 yrs: $15. 772-530-1504; 772-215-8662; JensenBeachRace.com.

2nd March for Maddie: Walk In memory of Maddie Schramm. 8:30 a.m. May 6.  Flagler Park, 201 S.W. Flagler Ave., Stuart. Adults $25 Kids $15. Register: www.crowdrise.com/marchformaddie.

Basic DSLR Camera Class: Learn to go from auto to shooting in manual. 2 p.m. May 6. Resort at Home, 321 S.E. Osceola St., Stuart. Ages: 18+. $65. Register: 772-971-9527; www.WLCphotography.com.

Music at the Mansion: Bobby The Blisters, 4-7 p.m. May 7. The Mansion at Tuckahoe: Indian RiverSide Park, 1707 N.E. Indian River Drive, Jensen Beach.  www.martin.fl.us/government/departments/parks-and-recreation-department/music-mansion.

“Gentle Giant”: Filmed in Port Salerno. 7 p.m. May 9. Lyric Theatre, 59 S.W. Flagler Ave., Stuart. $5. Ticket: 772-286-7827; http://www.lyrictheatre.com/show/9046-gentle-giant.

Night at the Museum: Drop off the kids for a night at the Museum. 6-9:30 p.m. May 12, June 9, 23, July 7, 21, Aug. 4, 18. The Children’s Museum of the Treasure Coast, 1707 N.E. Indian River Drive, Jensen Beach.  Ages 4-12. $10-$12. 772-225-7575; www.ChildrensMuseumTC.org.

Cystic Fibrosis Great Strides walk: 5k walk to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Registration at 5 p.m. Walk starts at 6 p.m. May 12. Indian RiverSide Park, 1707 N.E. Indian River Drive, Jensen Beach.  Register:

Martin County Shrimp Lobster Festival: 5-10 p.m. May 12; 11 a.m.-10 p.m. May 13; 11 a.m.-10 p.m. May 14. Memorial Park in Downtown Stuart, 300 S.E. Ocean, Stuart. $8 pre order, $10 at door. Ticket: 2489432626; www.shrimpandlobsterfest.com.

Treasure coast flute choir: Mother’s Day concert. 3 p.m. May 14. First Presbyterian church, 1715 New Pine Lake Drive, Stuart.  Donation: 772-288-5277; linhager@bellsouth.net.

Article source: http://www.tcpalm.com/story/life/calendars/2017/04/16/martin-county-community-calendar-april-16/100412258/

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Watch: Surreal video of massive whale shark off West Palm Beach …

Keith and Brittany Brock posted an incredible video on YouTube this week of a whale shark they filmed off West Palm Beach on Saturday.

According to a Facebook post, the shark was seen while the couple was diving in about 30 feet of water at an area known as “The Trench”

“Few things leave me speechless, but this did,” Brittany Brock wrote on her Facebook page. “People dive their entire lives and never get to witness this. This guy was bigger than a school bus.”

 

In March, a whale shark spent several minutes around Billy Swezey’s boat 4 to 5 miles off the Jupiter Inlet.

And in January, a 20-foot wale shark was also spotted off Jupiter’s coast.

According to the Florida Museum, whale sharks can grow to 40 feet.

While whale sharks are docile and no threat to humans, there have been incidences of them “butting sport fishing boats, possibly after being provoked.”

The whale shark prefers warm waters but its habitat can range from New York, through the Caribbean to Central Brazil.

Whale shark captured on video by Keith and Brittany Brock



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