Air Show today kicks off November events
Stunned by the first plane crash in 30 years, organizers of the Audi Stuart Air Show canceled the Friday night opening of the air show and postponed the TD Bank Dirty Flight Suit Party. Friday’s air show tickets will be honored today or Sunday, Nov. 2 and 3, and plans for the party will be posted on social media, according to the air show’s Facebook post.
The pilot of the Grumman OV-1 Mohawk, who was killed, nosedived into a runway at Witham Field on a pre-show practice run. As of 9 p.m. Friday, the name of the pilot had not been released; however, the air show’s promotional materials identified the pilot of the Mohawk as Palm Beach County dermatologist Dr. Joseph Masessa, 59.
The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the crash to determine its cause.
Gates open at 9 a.m. both today and Sunday, with air shows slated to begin at noon. Based at Witham Field at 1895 Flying Fortress Lane, Stuart, the show offers nostalgia of historic static displays, sophistication of modern-day aircraft, the roar of military jets and thrills of aerobatic performances. Tickets are $30 per day for adults and $5 for children (age 6-12) and military personnel with valid I.D.
ENJOY MUSIC, RIDES, CONCERTS AND MORE AT THE JENSEN BEACH PINEAPPLE FESTIVAL THE WEEKEND BEFORE THANKSGIVING IN MARTIN COUNTY’S NEXT MAJOR FESTIVAL Concerts, arts & crafts, street performers, local bands and midway rides make up the fun for the 31st annual Pineapple Festival, spread over three days the weekend before Thanksgiving, in downtown Jensen Beach.
Festival hours on Friday, Nov. 22, are 6 to 10 p.m.; on Saturday, Nov. 23, from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.; and on Sunday, Nov. 24, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Best of all, you can get into the festival for FREE, a tradition started last year on the festival’s 30th anniversary and expected to continue for years to come.
A main component of the festival is the Bahamian Market. A delegation from Eleuthera, Bahamas creates an authentic Bahamian Market featuring island music and crafts. The market opens at 6 p.m., Friday; at 2 p.m., Saturday; and at noon, Sunday.
Also, Junkanoo, a street parade with music, dance, and costumes of Akan origin, is planned each day – at 8 p.m., Friday; 8:30 p.m., Saturday; and 4 p.m., Sunday.
Pineapple-themed food and beverages are available in local downtown restaurants, with pineapple eating contests on the festival grounds on Saturday and Sunday. Also, both days Ann Kagdis, History Museum of Jensen Beach president, will talk about when Jensen was known as the “Pineapple Capitol of the World” during history presentations at Pineapple Jack’s Restaurant.
This year’s biggest addition will be the introduction of Pineapple Field, a new year-round downtown concert venue located in downtown Jensen Beach next to Tako Tiki. The concert venue during the Pineapple Festival will showcase local musical artists and bands on the Kai Kai Farm Stage. Festival entertainment is produced by Treasure Coast Entertainment.
Planned on Friday, Nov. 22:
– Stephanie D’Angelo Trio, 6:30 p.m.
On Saturday, Nov. 23:
– Victoria Leigh and Jeff Fereshetian, 11:30 a.m.
– Johnny Debt Prestage, 1:30 p.m.
– Southern Discomfort, 3 p.m.
– The Little Things, 5:30 p.m.
– String Assassins, 7 p.m.
On Sunday, Nov. 24:
– Boundless Dance Company, noon.
– Ed Gomez, 1 p.m.
– The Fascinating Type, 3:30 p.m.
And if you can believe this, Santa Claus is expected to pay a visit on Saturday, Nov. 23, from noon to 3 p.m. All weekend festival-goers will be able to purchase one-price wristbands for unlimited midway rides each day. The one-price wristband special price is $20 and available, Friday, from 6 to 10 p.m.; Saturday, noon to 6 p.m.; and Sunday, noon to 6 p.m. All rides have height restrictions. For more details on the festival, go to www.pineapplefestival.info.
Lots of events in addition to the Jensen Beach Pineapple Festival keep the calendar filled all the way to December. Just take a look at what’s in store for Martin County families in November.
Wednesday, Nov. 6
Beach Dynamics in Hobe Sound
Want to go on a little bit of a hike (weather permitting!)? Then join naturalist Kim Mohlenhoff in a stroll at the Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge beach on the north end of Jupiter Island for Beach Dynamics on Wednesday, Nov. 6, at 3:30 p.m. This could be a beachcombing adventure to find treasures brought to local shores by ocean currents and waves. Watch for wildlife, pick up some trash and litter along the way. Reservations are required. All ages. FREE. Call 772-546-2067 or go to www.hobesoundnaturecenter.com.
Saturday, Nov. 11
Veterans Day Parade in Stuart
Take a moment to pause and pay tribute to our veterans by attending the annual Veterans Day Parade, set for Monday, Nov. 11, at 10 a.m. Route will be from Southeast Amerigo Avenue on East Ocean Boulevard to Memorial Park in Stuart. FREE. Sponsored by the Road To Victory Military Museum and Stuart Parade Committee, participants will gather at the museum between 9 and 9:15 a.m. and ride in prearranged trams and vintage vehicles. Veterans will also be encouraged to walk the parade route and, if possible, dress in military garb. After the ceremony at 11 a.m., at Memorial Park, veterans, families and friends are welcome to stop at the museum, 319 S.E. Stypmann Blvd., Stuart, for refreshments. More information? Go to facebook/roadtovictorg or email [email protected] or call 772-210-4283.
“Boeing Boeing” at Barn Theatre
An adult-oriented farce titled “Boeing Boeing” is the second offering in the 2019-2020 season (its 49th) of The Barn Theatre, 2400 S.E. Ocean Blvd., Stuart, set for Nov. 7-24. Directed locally by Jeanette Mazzella, it was written by Marc Camoletti and was made into a 1964 movie with Jerry Lewis and Tony Curtis. Shows are Nov. 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23 at 8 p.m.; Nov. 10, 16, 17, 23 and 24 at 2 p.m. Tickets: $15-$30. Go to barn-theatre.com or call 772-287-4884.
Saturday, Nov. 9
Fall Fest at First Baptist Church
There’s lots of outdoor events planned in a short period of time for the second annual Fall Fest at First Baptist Church of Jensen Beach, 1400 N.E. Jensen Beach Boulevard on Saturday, Nov. 9 from 3 to 6 p.m. On the roster are a car & bike show, karate show, ax throwing, games, inflatables and free food. FREE. Call 772-334-2202.
Saturday, Nov. 16
Rally for the River
Florida Oceanographic Society’s annual Rally for the River along Flagler Park’s waterfront, 201 S.W. Flagler Ave., Stuart, will be Saturday, Nov. 16, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Highlights include oyster shell bagging station, mangrove plantings, hands-on demonstrations, waterway discussions with local experts, shoreline cleanup, educational booths, marine mammal rescue ambulance, children’s activities and face painting, and tours of Stuart’s living oyster reefs. Participating organizations include the City of Stuart, For more information, visit www.FloridaOcean.org.
Saturday, Nov. 16
Wild West Children’s Ball
Saddle up for the Wild West Children’s Ball on Saturday, Nov. 16, 6 to 9 p.m., at the Children’s Museum of the Treasure Coast, 1707 N.E. Indian River Drive, Jensen Beach. It’s all about the kids, so planned are Wild West themed crafts, game/activity stations, dessert bar, silent & live auctions, as well as a special Wild West. Tickets: $30 for children; $40 for adults. Horses must stay in stables. All guests will take part in an adult & child buffet sponsored by Sonny’s BBQ and adults will receive two drink tickets to use at the Saloon Bar. Email [email protected] or call 772-225-7575, ext. 206.
12th Annual Festival of Trees & Lights
Dive into the holiday season before Thanksgiving by paying a visit at least once in the weeklong 12th Annual Festival of Trees & Lights, sponsored by Tykes & Teens at Flagler Place, 201 S.W. Flagler Ave., Stuart, set for Nov. 17-23. Admission each day is FREE from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (closes at 4 p.m., Nov. 23). Another FREE event is breakfast and photos with Santa on Saturday, Nov. 23, 8:30-10:30 a.m. Also planned are Joy To The Girls Cocktail Party on Monday, Nov. 18, 5:30-8 p.m. ($45-$55); Afternoon Champagne Tea, Wednesday, Nov. 20, 3-5 p.m.($45-$55); and “A Not So Silent Night” Strolling Supper/Cocktail Party/Live Auction on Friday, Nov. 22, 6-8:30 p.m. ($125). Tickets: www.tykesandteens.org or call 772-220-3439.
Wednesday, Nov. 20
2019 Holiday Trade Show
More than 50 businesses will showcase their services, sell their goods and bring attendees up to date on their progress at the 2019 Holiday Trade Show at The Kane Center, 900 S.E. Salerno Road, Stuart on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Sponsors and exhibitors are being sought. For more information, call 772- 287-1088, ext. 112.
Thursday, Nov. 21
Bingo Italian Night
Instead of turkey, get stuffed with an Italian dinner and then play the game at the monthly Bingo Italian Night, on Thursday, Nov. 21, at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 5150 S.E. Railway Avenue, Cove Road at Old Dixie Highway, Port Salerno. Doors open at 5 p.m.; dinner is at 5:30 p.m.; Bingo begins at 6:30 p.m. Cost of $10 includes a Bingo card and a pasta dinner with salad and dessert. Beer and wine will be available for a donation along with the purchase of additional cards and specials. For more information, call 772-286-5455 or go to www.stlukesfl.or.g
Friday, Nov. 22
Community Movie Night
See the magic of “Aladdin,” kicking off the 2019-2020 season of the Martin County Community Movie Night on Friday, Nov. 22, 6-8:15 p.m., at New Monrovia Park, 4453 S.E. Murray St., Stuart. FREE. Movie will be shown on a 20-foot-tall screen. Bring blankets, chairs, insect spray, family and friends. Go to www.martin.fl.us/PRDEvents.
Saturday, Nov. 23
go.build.love Water Walk 2019
With the intention of making sure everyone has clean water, The Grace Place, 1550 S.E. Salerno Road is hosting a 6K “go.build.love” Water Walk on Saturday, Nov. 23, 9 a.m. to noon. Every $30 entry will help give nearly 100 people clean water. Entry fee includes T-shirt and entry into the after-party. Go to www.facebook.com/events/540172163465649/
Monday, Nov. 25
Youth Symphony’s ‘Cartunes’
More than likely, your first exposure to many of these classical pieces were on Saturday mornings spending time with Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck and others on TV. The Treasure Coast Youth Symphony’s Fall Concert Season offers “Cartunes,” playing classical tunes used as background for lovable but zany cartoon characters. The concert will be Monday, Nov. 25, at 7 p.m., at The Lyric Theatre, 59 S.W. Flagler Ave., Stuart. Tickets: $20, reserved seating. Featured will be Liszt’s “Hungarian Rhapsody,” Beethoven’s “5th Symphony,” Rossini’s “Barber of Seville,” Strauss’s “Die Fledermaus,” and Stravinsky’s “Firebird Suite.” Conducting are John Enyart, the youth symphony’s founder; Thomas Servinsky, founder of Academy Orchestra; and Benjamin Enyart. Go to www.treasurecoastyouthsymphony.com.
Friday, Nov. 29
Christmas on Main Street Tree Lighting Festival
Kicking off the holiday season the day after Thanksgiving is the Christmas on Main Street Tree Lighting Festival, set for Friday, Nov. 29 from 4-7 p.m., in the City Hall Annex Parking Lot, 300 S. Lucie Ave., Stuart. Featured will be holiday music, performances, family-friendly children activities, do-it-yourself Santa photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus, an ornament decorating station, face painting, balloon art, a “living manger” petting zoo and cookies and milk on the patio at Duffy’s Sports Grill. Just after sunset, the lights go on on the official Downtown Stuart Holiday Tree. FREE. Call 772-286-2848.
Wednesday, Dec. 4
The “power of the flower” will be evident in the 14th annual holiday gift bazaar, luncheon and fashion show titled Poinsettia Power on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at the Kane Center, 900 S.E. Salerno Road, Stuart. Tickets: $100 per person. Activities include Grab ‘n Go Board with gift cards and certificates to local businesses; a Swag Bag to take home samples from local businesses; access to more than 20 holiday shopping vendors (holiday bazaar opens at 10 a.m., with a percentage of sales supporting Meals on Wheels). Go to www.kanecenter.org to reserve.