Friday Fest – May 4th

Friday Fest – Friday, MAY 4, 2012
Category 5 is the Treasure Coast’s premier Blues and R&B band and they will be performing at the May 4th Friday Fest. Band Members Al Nawrocki (Bass Guitar/Lead Vocals), Gerry Mullaney (Guitar/Vocals) Mike Heneks (Guitar/Vocals) and Ted Anesse (Drums) will perform tunes by such artists as Robert Cray, BB King, Wilson Pickett, Johnny Lang, Eric Clapton and more. They will definitely leave you blown away and screaming for more.

Jeff Brown, from Clear Channel Radio, will also be at the May Friday Fest entertaining the crowd with Top 40 music.

Arts & crafts vendors will line up in front of theIndian RiverinMarina Square.

Bring the kids to Friday Fest.  All in Fun. Inc, has teamed up with Main Street Fort Pierce to provide children’s activities during Friday Fest. The children’s activities include a Giant Slide and a bounce house or have your face painted by Masquerade Expressions.  

Make sure you bring your appetite when you come to Friday Fest.  The food variety includes Greek, Caribbean, barbeque ribs & chicken, seafood, Americana, and various snack items.

Admission is always FREE at Friday Fest and there is always plenty of food, music, and activities for all ages! Parking Garage is open and free for your parking convenience!

DINE, SHOP, AND ENJOY BEAUTIFUL, HISTORIC, DOWNTOWN FORT PIERCE

NEW YEAR”S FRIDAY FEST – MAY 4, 2012 – 5:30 to 9:00 PM
Marina Square
Melody Lane and Avenue A, Fort Pierce, FL 34950
Yearly Sponsors of Friday Fest includes:
All in Fun, Budweiser, Clear Channel Media and Entertainments
WAVE 92.7 and OLDIES 103.7,
Coca-Cola, Ocean Chiropractic & Health, Park’s Rental,
Reliable Poly Johns, St. Lucie News Tribune
NO PETS PLEASE!

 

5th Annual Souvenirs of Downtown – Plein Air Paint

5th Annual Souvenirs of Downtown – Plein Air Paint-Out Has Much to Offer Art-Lovers!

Main StreetFort Pierce’s 5th Annual Souvenirs of Downtown – Plein Air Paint-Out promises to provide art-lovers with the best experience possible.  The three day event, Wednesday, April 18 through Friday, April 20, will feature 30 artists at work throughout the historic downtown district, demonstrations by local artists from Art Mundo, and two public receptions that offer the opportunity to mingle with the artists and purchase paintings of our beautiful city.

Plein Air artists begin painting Wednesday during our “no boundaries” day.  This means they can select a location anywhere in the community.   Thursday and Friday are designated for painting in the downtown area.  Art lovers can stop by the Platts/Backus House,122 AE Backus Avenue, to obtain a map and locations of the artists any time during the day and visit with the artists as they create unique artwork depicting our favorite local spots.  Artists paint from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. each day.

New to this year’s event are demonstrations of various types of art by artists from Art Mundo who will provide 45 minute sessions which are free and open to the public.  Wood burning, wood carving, screen printing, mosaic, bead weaving, paper collage, scroll saw, cartooning, and encaustic demonstrations are included in the schedule which begins at noon and lasts until 3:45 each day.  All demonstrations will be held at the Platts/Backus House.

On Thursday and Friday evenings from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.,Main Streetwill host public receptions at the Platts/Backus House during which guests can mingle with the artists and purchase paintings fresh off of the easels.  Entertainment and refreshments will be served.  A portion of the proceeds of all art sold benefitsMain StreetFort Pierce.   Guests can also purchase tickets for a chance to win an original Colleen Nash Becht watercolor.   The winning ticket will be drawn Friday evening and you do not need to be present to win. 

Art Mundo Demonstration Schedule

Wednesday, April 18th
12:00 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. – Judy Suit – Wood Burning
1:00 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. – Joe Miller – Wood Carving
2:00 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. – GinnyPiech Street– Screen Printing
3:00 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. –Georgina(George) Love – Painting

Thursday, April 19th

12:00 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. – Anita Prentic – Mosaic
1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. – Jenny Shibona – Bead Weaving
2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. – GinnyPiech Street– Paper Collage
3:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. – Joe Miller – Wood Carving

Friday, April 20th
12:00 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. – Larry Burchard – Scroll Saw
1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. – Shelly Polvere – Cartooning
2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. – Anita Prentice – Mosaic
3:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. – Allie Comer – Encaustic

 

Graceway Village Sponsors Coffee with the Mayor

Grace Way Village Sponsors Coffee with the Mayor – April 20, 2012

Grace Way Village, located at 1780 Hartman Road in Fort Pierce, is a community outreach non-profit organization whose mission is that all Treasure Coast families should be able to live in total spiritual, physical, emotional and mental health.  The organization currently supports four programs:  Matthew’s Café, Hope’s Closet 4 Children, IMPACT Youth Mentoring, and Getting Ahead in a Just-Getting-By-World. 

Hope’s Closet 4 Children provides gently-worn clothing for children age birth to 17.  Created to assist children who are disadvantaged due to family poverty or homelessness, the Closet allows clients to shop for free in a boutique style setting.

Matthew’s Café is an opportunity for families in need to receive a free meal. Matthew’s Café provides a free meal and a friendly atmosphere on Sunday evenings in order to help prepare people to start their week off right. 

IMPACT Youth Mentoring is a mentoring program designed to support middle and high school students academically and emotionally. 

Getting Ahead in a Just Getting-by-World provides a way for individuals in poverty to examine the impact poverty has on themselves, their families, and their communities.

Upon completion of Getting Ahead, individuals will have made a detailed personal plan for building resources and a collective plan for how to create a prosperous community. 

Coffee with the Mayor is held every third Friday of the month at HistoricCity Hallon 315 Avenue A in downtown Fort Pierce.  The event begins at 8:00 AM and is a positive networking experience for those that attend.  Businesses, community organizations, and newcomers to the area are welcome to share information about upcoming events or activities occurring in theTreasure Coast region.   

Main Street Fort Pierce and Orchid Island Juice Company provide breakfast treats, coffee, and fresh squeeze orange juice for attendees. Come experience Fort Pierce hospitality at Coffee with the Mayor on April 20, 2012.

Fort Pierce Jazz & Blues Society sponsors Coffee with the Mayor

On Friday, March 16, 2012, 8:00 am the Fort Pierce Jazz and Blues Society will sponsor Coffee with the Mayor. President, Don Bestor Jr. and board members will be at Coffee with the Mayor entertaining the crowd, promoting their many upcoming events and explaining the mission of the Fort Pierce Jazz & Blues Society. Their mission is: 

“The mission of the Fort Pierce Jazz & Blues Society is to promote the growth, appreciation and performance of Jazz and Blues ~ two great American Music Art Forms ~ through annual scholarship awards, educational workshops, clinics and master classes, weekly jazz jams, tri-annual Waterside Blues Festivals, Mardi Gras and Jazz Week celebrations and community outreach programs.” 

Also at this month’s Coffee with the Mayor, Mayor Bob Benton and East Coast Lumber will present the Golden Hammer Awards. These awards are given to homes and businesses that have made improvements to their property for the betterment of the community. East Coast Lumber is the proud sponsor of the Golden Hammer Awards. 

Coffee with the Mayor is held every third Friday of the month at HistoricCity Hall on 315 Avenue A in downtown Fort Pierce.  The event begins at 8:00 am and is a positive networking experience for those that attend.  Businesses, community organizations, and newcomers to the area are welcome to share information about upcoming events or activities occurring in theTreasure Coast region.   

Main Street Fort Pierceand Orchid Island Juice Company provide breakfast treats, coffee, and fresh squeeze orange juice for attendees.  

Come experience Fort Pierce hospitality at Coffee with the Mayor on March 16, 2012.

 

 

 

Bev Smith Automotive Group’s “Taste of the Sea” Seafood & Sandy Shoes Festival

Bev Smith Automotive Group’s “Taste of the Sea” Seafood & Sandy Shoes Festival
Presented by Above Average Entertainment &
Main Street Fort Pierce

Saturday, March 24, 2012
10:00 am – 10:00 pm

Above Average Entertainment and Main Street Fort Pierce, Inc. are excited to combine the “Taste of the Sea” Seafood Festival and the Sandy Shoes Festival together for a day of great food, music and competitions. If you love fresh seafood and enjoy having a day of fun with your family; join us on Saturday, March 24, 2012 from 10:00 am until 10:00 pm. at Veteran’s Memorial Park,600 N. Indian River Drive in beautiful Downtown Fort Pierce. Admission is free.

Bev Smith Automotive Group is the Title Sponsor for the “Taste of the Sea” Seafood Festival & Sandy Shoes Festival. Frank Gonzalez and the Bev Smith Automotive Groups are excited to join forces with Fort Pierce Main Street to sponsor the Taste of the Sea Seafood Festival and the Sandy Shoes Festival. Frank says “Great food, fun and entertainment will be on the agenda so make certain that you mark your calendars for this exciting event”. 

This year’s Festival has a lot to offer the community. Each year our Arts and Craft section increases to bring the public a wide variety of handmade crafts and merchandise to choose from, as well as the non-profit organizations that are there to promote their organizations and provide activities. There will be the Lil Mr.& Ms. Taste of The Sea Seafood pageant. Professional food vendors will be featuring over 75 various items from shrimp kabobs and lobster rolls to Dee’s World famous conch fritters and for those appetites shore-side, we offer land-loving BBQ, burgers, hotdogs and various snack items.

For your music enjoyment there will be entertainment scheduled throughout the day. At 12:00 pm (noon) the Main Stage will come alive featuring favorite local bands Jon Sills, Rustico Drop, Felix Moss & the Easy People Band, the Wildcard Band, and the Humdingers.Budweiser is the Main Stage Sponsor.Main Street is proud to have partnered with Southern Eagle on their events for over 20 years. Budweiser will feature Land Shark Pale Lager, along with local favorites Budweiser, Bud Light, Michelob Ultra and Stella Artios as the beer of the festival

Back by popular demand to the festival are the Iron Chef Competition, the Citrus Squeeze Off, and Chowder Cup Competition. 

Seacoast National Bank is the sponsor of the 2012 Iron Chef Competition. Contributing sponsors include Nelson’s Family Farms and Pelican Seafood. Originated by popular Food Network show, four local restaurants will compete for the right to be called the top restaurant in St. Lucie County for a year. Invited local chefs will be given the same ingredients and time to prepare memorable dishes for the judges. The Iron Chef Competition will begin at 11:00 am. 

Waste Management, Inc. is the sponsor of this year’s Citrus Squeeze Off. The Citrus Squeeze Off is a tradition dating back to the beginning of Sandy Shoes Festivals. This is an exciting competition and due to our citrus industry brings some St. Lucie County history to the festival.Pat Alleywill be on hand to MC the competition as local businesses, schools, and community leaders squeeze grapefruits for the top prize – Community Bragging Rights. The Squeeze Off begins at 1:00 pm. and FPUA will be back to defend their title. 

The Chowder Cup Competition is sponsored by The Original Tiki Bar, Cobb’s Landing and Bluewater Beach Grill. This competition is open to restaurants, private and home chefs all competing for the title of Chowder Cup Champion. Join the fun and excitement as talented chefs compete for the glory of the BEST CLAM CHOWDER! More than just a culinary competition, the fun event has featured participants dressed as scuba divers, mermaids, and even as a Clam Fairy. The competition features two divisions: Individual and Professional and visitors may pay $1-$3 to sample the clammy concoctions. Public tasting begins at noon. For more information please contact the Chowder Committee: 772-985-2083.    

Lawnwood Regional Medical Center and Heart Institute is the proud sponsor of the Kids Zone. Kids will enjoy a variety of games, Lawnmower Train, and activities. All in Fun will have a 22’ high dual lane slide, a bounce house and more. The kids will enjoy a Giant Sand Box, Coloring Wall and Face Painting.

The Taste of the Sea Seafood Festival and the SandyShoes Festival – the Ultimate Seafood Celebration!

Join us Saturday, March 24, 2012 from 10:00 am until 10:00 pm. at Veteran’s Memorial Park
600 N. Indian River Drive  Fort Pierce.
Admission is free.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
10:00 am          –           10:00 pm          Festival Hours
10:00 am          –          10:00 pm          Arts & Crafts Show
10:00 am          –          Dark                Kids Zone Activities 
11:00 am                    12:30 pm           Iron Chef Competition
12:00 noon       –          4:00 pm           2012 Treasure Coast Chowder Cup
1:00 pm            –          3:00 pm            Citrus Squeeze Off
3:00 pm            –           4:00 pm            Lil Mr.& Ms. Taste of The Sea Seafood pageant

MUSIC SCHEDULE
11:00 am          –           11:45am           Jon Sills
12:00 pm          –           2:00 pm            Rustico Drop
3:00 pm            –           5:00 pm            Felix Moss & the Easy People
Band 
5:30 pm            –           7::30 pm           the Wildcard Band
8:00 pm            –           9:30 pm            the Humdingers

Title Sponsor: Bev Smith Automotive Group

Main Stage Sponsor: Budweiser

Presenting Sponsors: Clear Channel Media and Entertainments WAVE 92.7 and OLDIES 103.7, Cobb’s Landing/The Original Tiki Bar/Bluewater Beach Grill, Goldstein, Schmitt, & Wade, PL, Seacoast National Bank, Lawnwood Regional Medical Center/St. Lucie Medical Center, St. Lucie News Tribune, Waste Management

Supporting Sponsors: All In Fun, Inc., Boyd Law Firm, Coca-Cola Bottling Company, Nelson Family Farms, Park’s Rental, Pelican Seafood, Reliable Poly-Johns, Sign Edge, Treasure Coast Happens.com, Treasure Coast Parenting Magazine, Inc., Varsity Sports Shop

For more information, sponsorship or volunteer opportunities on the Sandy Shoes Festival call theMain StreetFort Pierceoffice at 772-466-3880 or email

Pam at mainstreet15@aol.com;

 Kevin at 772-985-2083 or email: tasteofthesea2012@yahoo.com.

 http://www.wix.com/tasteofthesea2012/seafood-festival

 

 

 

 

 

 

Florida Frontiers by Florida Women

On March 1, 2012 four local artists will join together to bring their interpretations of our beautiful Florida environment at a very special art show – “Florida Frontiers by Florida Women”.  This show will be the first collaborative exhibit between Jackie Schindehette and Susie Cassens since their previous co-ownership of Brush Strokes Gallery.  Allie Comer adds an element of natural mystique with her 3-D creations and Diana Bunten rounds out the group with her exquisite one of a kind jewelry designs.

Susie Cassens studied oil painting at the age of 16 with Therese Knowles, a well known impressionist-style landscape artist from France, who studied with A. E. Backus.  She continued her education in the Arts at the University of Florida and Florida AtlanticUniversity.  Cassens was also tutored in oils by the award-winning Florida Landscape Artist Jacquelyn Schindehette. Cassens co-owned Brushstrokes Gallery in Fort Pierce,Florida with Schindehette and Sandi Griffin.(www.susiecassens.com)

Jackie Schindehette’s art career began as a hobby and blossomed under the direction of A.E. “Bean” Backus. Bean became a friend and mentor and Jackie was fortunate to be in the right place at the right time. Jackie’s formal art training was at the Art Students League in New York City. Her oil paintings are classic Florida and are executed in a representational style with bold brush work and dynamic color. Her works may be viewed at www.floridalandscapes.com. 

Allie Comer works in mixed media, fiber, collage and encaustic. She is primarily self taught, but has attended various arts classes across the country. She has exhibited and won recognition for her work in museums and galleries within the state of Florida. Allie is on the faculty at the Vero Beach Museum of Art and is represented by Cristina de la Vega Studio in Stuart,FL. 

Diana Bunten lives in Ft. Pierce, Florida. Making jewelry is her passion. Diana is always on a quest for great beads and has been making jewelry for 10 years now.  What started out as a hobby while she was raising a family & working 9-5, has turned into a creative, home- based business: Diana’s Crystal Creations,(www.dianabeads.com

“Florida Frontiers by Florida Women” will be held at the Platts/Backus House 122 A.E. Backus Avenue,Fort Pierce, FL from Thursday, March 1, 2012 through Friday, March 30, 2012. There will be a free opening reception on Thursday, March 1, 2012 from 5:30 to 8:00 pm and a special open house on Sunday, March 4, 2012 from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. 

The exhibit can be viewed and art purchased Monday – Friday from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm. The office is closed from 12:00 to 1:00 pm for lunch. For more information on “Florida Frontiers by Florida Women” call the Main Street Office at 772-466-3880

 

 

St. Patrick’s Day at Friday Fest

St Patrick’s Day Friday Fest – Friday March 2, 2012
Main Street Fort Pierce, Seacoast National Bank and Trew & Sons Jewelers will bring a little bit of Irish to the March 2th Friday Fest. The festival will begin at 5:30 pm with Green Beer, Acoustic Roots Music, and Irish Dancers.

BEER – Budweiser
has promised the Green Beer will be flowing and a special Irish beer Donnybrook Stout will be at the Specialty Tent. “Donnybrook Stout is the most refreshing dark beer you could ever imagine this side ofDublin! Donnybrook Stout is a product of Victory Brewing Company and distributed by Southern Eagle Distributing Company.

MUSIC – We have a special treat “Uproot Hootenanny”. 

Uproot Hootenanny is a 3 year old roots group that combines equal parts of bluegrass, folk, rock, country and Celtic music. The band is widely versatile with music ranging from the Rolling Stones’ You Can’t Always Get What You Want and the Grateful Dead’s Catfish John to Johnny Cash’s Folsom Prison Blues and traditional tunes.

All five members (guitarist Brian Bolen, banjo player David Welch, violinist Brian Trew, mandolinist Billy Gilmore and bassist Rolando Willimann) not only sing, but can also play a variety of instruments. “Uproot Hootenanny” will bring you a show that will have you stomping your feet and dancing in the street.

DANCERS – We have The Rondeau School of Irish Step Dance. The dance group is Co- Directed by Chanda Rondeau Newman and Kathleen Rondeau, both certified Irish Dance instructors. They teach locally to students from age 5 and up and The Rondeau School of Irish Step Dance will be at Friday Fest for 1 set only at 6:00 pm in front of the library.  If you would like more information on classes or performances for The Rondeau School of Irish Step Dance go to www.Rondeauschool.com.

Make sure you bring your appetite when you come to Friday Fest. Other food vendors at Friday Fest includes Greek, Caribbean, barbeque ribs & chicken, seafood,Americana, and various snack items.

Bring the kids to Friday Fest! All in Fun. Inc, has teamed up withMain StreetFort Pierceto provide children’s activities during Friday Fest. The children’s activities include a Giant Slide and a bounce house. Have your face painted by Masquerade Expressions. 

Arts & crafts vendors will line up in front of theIndian RiverinMarina Square.

Admission is always FREE at Friday Fest and there is always plenty of food, music, and activities for all ages! Parking Garage is open and free for your parking convenience!

Come on down for Green Beer, Acoustic Roots Music, Irish Dancers and a special St. Patrick’s Day Friday Fest – Friday, March 2, 2012 – 5:30 pm 9:00 pm at Fort Pierce City Marina Square. Melody Lane and Avenue A,Fort Pierce,FL34950

Experience the luck of the Irish at Friday Fest!

Monthly Sponsor:
SEACOAST NATIONAL BANK
TREW & SONS JEWELERS
Yearly Sponsors of Friday Fest includes:
All in Fun, Budweiser, Clear Channel Communications,
Coca-Cola, Park’s Rental, Reliable Poly Johns, St. Lucie News Tribune

 

Coffee with the Mayor

TREASURE COAST YOUTH SAILING FOUNDATION
SPONSORS COFFEE WITH THE MAYOR
FEBRUARY 17, 2012 – 8:00 AM

On Friday, February 17, 2012 the Treasure Coast Youth Sailing Foundation, a 501(c)(3) Public Charity, will be the sponsor of Coffee with the Mayor. The Treasure Coast Youth Sailing Foundation began providing sailing instruction to children of theTreasureCoast, 7 to 14 years of age, in 2007. Since then it has registered over 380 students and given over 40 grants for free tuition and lunches for disadvantaged kids.

Roy Whitehead of the Treasure Coast Youth Sailing Foundation will be at Coffee with the Mayor to tell you about the Green Fleet Development program that was launched by the Foundation in January 2012. This is a year-round program designed to train students to compete in sanctioned racing regattas. Six Optimist Prams are being added to the Foundation fleet for students to use in competitive racing events.

The Treasure Coast Youth Sailing Foundation Board of Directors is comprised of directors from the Fort Pierce Yacht Club and directors from the community at large. The City ofFort Pierce is also a Foundation sponsor.

Coffee with the Mayor is held every third Friday of the month at Historic City Hall on 315 Avenue A in downtown Fort Pierce.  The event begins at 8:00 AM and is a positive networking experience for those that attend.  Businesses, community organizations, and newcomers to the area are welcome to share information about upcoming events or activities occurring in the Treasure Coast region.  

Main Street Fort Pierce and Orchid Island Juice Company provide breakfast treats, coffee, and fresh squeeze orange juice for attendees.

Come experience Fort Piercehospitality at Coffee with the Mayor on February 17, 2012.

Friday Fest

Friday Fest – Friday, FEBRUARY 3, 2012
Main Streetis proud to present Ossie Wright and the Groove Division Band at the February Friday Fest. Solo Piano, Jazz trio, Quartet, Quintet, or a six to eight piece cover band, Ossie Wright and the Groove Division Band is the band for your dance party or next corporate event. Ossie Wright and the Groove Division Band is a group of versatile musicians that can play a variety of musical styles, ranging from Classical, Jazz, Gospel, Blues, R & B, Reggae, Latin, Top 40, Light Rock and Dance music from the 50’s to present day. 

Jeff Brown, from Clear Channel Radio, will also be at the Friday Fest entertaining the crowd with Top 40 music.

Bring the kids to Friday Fest.  All in Fun. Inc, has teamed up withMain StreetFort Pierceto provide children’s activities during Friday Fest. The children’s activities include a Giant Slide and a bounce house. Have your face painted by Masquerade Expressions.  

Arts & crafts vendors will line up in front of theIndian RiverinMarina Square.

Make sure you bring your appetite when you come to Friday Fest.  The food variety includes Greek, Caribbean, barbeque ribs & chicken, seafood,Americana, Stir Fry and various snack items.

Admission is always FREE at Friday Fest and there is always plenty of food, music, and activities for all ages! Parking Garage is open and free for your parking convenience!

DINE, SHOP, AND ENJOY BEAUTIFUL, HISTORIC, DOWNTOWN FORT PIERCE

NEW YEAR”S FRIDAY FEST – FEBRUARY 3, 2012 – 5:30 to 9:00 PM
Marina Square Melody Lane and Avenue A, Fort Pierce, FL 34950
Yearly Sponsors of Friday Fest includes:
All in Fun, Budweiser, Clear Channel Communications,
Coca-Cola Bottling Company, Ocean Chiropractic & Health, Park’s Rental, Reliable Poly Johns, & St. Lucie News Tribune

 

Coffee with the Mayor

MUSTARD SEED MINISTRIES
SPONSORS COFFEE WITH THE MAYOR
JANUARY 20, 2012 – 8:00 AM

Mustard Seed Ministries will celebrate and give thanks for 25 years of services to the residents of St. Lucie County. Mustard Seed Ministries is a faith based social service agency helping people in need. Mustard Seed Ministries will kick off the 25th celebrations at the January Coffee with the Mayor. Rev. Sharon Britcher and Stacy Malinowski will tell you about the many exciting events scheduled in 2012 to celebrate Mustard Seed Ministries 25th anniversary. 

Coffee with the Mayor is held every third Friday of the month at Historic City Hall on 315 Avenue A in downtown Fort Pierce.  The event begins at 8:00 AM and is a positive networking experience for those that attend.  Businesses, community organizations, and newcomers to the area are welcome to share information about upcoming events or activities occurring in the Treasure Coast region. 

Main Street Fort Pierce and Orchid Island Juice Company provide breakfast treats, coffee, and fresh squeeze orange juice for attendees. 

Come experience Fort Piercehospitality at Coffee with the Mayor on January 20, 2012.