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Martin County Community News
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Posted: 2012 Dec 07 - 06:51

Group accepting membership

The Stuart Composite Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol is accepting memberships from men and women ages 12 to 21, who are interested in volunteer work.

Attendees will learn teamwork and leadership skills. Meetings are held every Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Martin County Sheriff's Office aviation hangar at Witham Field, in Stuart.

Call (772) 626-5660 for information and directions. Check the website www.gocivilairpatrol.com for more information.

Pregnancy testing, parent classes available

Care Net offers pregnancy tests and STD testing at no charge. Please call to schedule an appointment.

The Stuart Care Net Pregnancy Center will also hold parenting classes on Thursday mornings at 10 a.m. The center is looking for donations of maternity clothes, car seats and diapers for the new babies.

Care Net is located on U.S. 1 in Stuart, just south of Salerno Road in the Winn-Dixie Plaza. The Salerno office is currently open on Mondays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesdays from 7 to 9 p.m., and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Call (772) 283-2911 for more information.

Ongoing classes for twirlers

The Treasure Coast Superstars Twirl Team, coached by Terri Zechiel, is offering baton-twirling instruction for all levels of twirlers. Classes are sponsored by the Martin County Parks and Recreation Department, and instruction for beginner and intermediate level twirlers will take place at the Vince Bocchino Community Center at Langford Park in Jensen Beach.

The class takes place on Tuesday afternoons and are aimed at girls ages 6 to 13.

Beginners are scheduled from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Intermediates are scheduled from 4:45-6 p.m.

A registration fee of $25 applies per family, with class fees of $40 per twirler, per month, with additional siblings at $30 per month.

Class fees do not include equipment or uniforms.

Advanced instruction is available at $45 per twirler, per month. Intermediate and advanced classes are by audition or invitation only.

For more information, contact Langford Park at (772) 334-1954.

Join city line dance sessions

Instructor Maureen Saseen, in cooperation with the Martin County Parks and Recreation Department, is offering a no-partner-needed class, which incorporates R&B, rock and pop music to motivate participants and keep them moving.

Classes are held on Fridays at the Vince Bocchino Community Center at Langford Park in Jensen Beach from 8:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m., at a cost of $25 per student, per month or $7 per class.

Participants must be 18 or older and are encouraged to wear comfortable clothing and closed-toe shoes.

For more information or to join this class, contact Langford Park at (772) 334-1954.

Suburban line dance classes offered

The Martin County Parks and Recreation Department is offering suburban line dance classes, instructed by Kathy Parker. Formatted as an introduction to line dancing, the classes will cover the basic line dance steps, the history of line dancing and the etiquette of line dancing.

The classes will feature a variety of music styles, including country, jazz, Latin, zydeco, funk, doo wop and disco.

Classes are held at the Vince Bocchino Community Center at Langford Park in Jensen Beach on Wednesday evenings, from 7 to 8 p.m., and on Thursday mornings, from 10 to 11a.m.

Offered to students 16 years and older, the monthly tuition is $25 per month and walk-ins are welcome at $7 per class session. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes and bring a water bottle and towel. No partners needed to participate.

For more information or to join this class, contact Langford Park at (772) 334-1954, or instructor Kathy Parker at (772) 398-2298.

Take aerobic, Zumba classes

Dance, acting, voice and aerobics studio announces its first morning aerobics/Zumba class. Easy-to-follow classes are held Monday and Wednesday at 9:15a.m. ArtStage also has adult classes in jazz, intermediate ballet, acting, tap and Pilates. There is a program for children ages 2 1/2 and up offering ballet, jazz, hip hop, tap, acrobatics, modern, lyrical, voice and acting. ArtStage is located at 304 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta.

Call (561) 747-7409 for additional information.

Yoga classes

The Martin County Parks & Recreation Department and instructor, JoAnn Greco host Yoga 4 You.

Classes will take place every Monday and Wednesday morning from 8:30-10 a.m. at the Hobe Sound Community Center located at 8980 S.E. Olympus St. Cost for the class is $9 or $32 per four class session. All that is required is comfortable clothes, bare feet, a sticky mat, props, beach towel and strap or belt.

For more information about the classes or the Instructor, call (772) 546-0312

Free Zumba classes held

Free Zumba classes, 7 a.m. every Saturday at the Hobe Sound Beach, 25 yards south of guard station. All levels welcome. Bring water, donations welcome.

Get a free lunch

Global heart provides free lunch and live music in Langford Park every first Sunday of every month at 12:30 p.m.

For more information, visit globalheartfl.com or call (772) 332-0074.

Dance events offered

The following are sponsored by the Treasure Coast Salsa Club.

Tango intro classes every Monday evening from 7-9. Cost is $10.

Tango practica in Vero Beach every Sunday night. From 6:30-8 p.m. at 2109 14th Ave. Cost is varies.

For more information, contact janicerobinson@comcast.net.

Breast, cervical cancer initiative

Women ages 50-64 can sign up for free or reduced cost cancer screenings. Some eligibility requirements must be met.

For more information, call (954-762-3649.

Group seeks needs donations

CareNet is in need of the following items for newborns to be donated: Size 3, 5 and 6 diapers, car seats, cribs, bassinettes and

pak 'n play sleepers.

The Port Salerno office is open on Monday from 10 a,m, to 2 p.m., Tuesday from 6-9 p.m., Wed. from 1-5 p.m. and Thursday from 9 a.m.-1p.m.

Items can be dropped off in Port Salerno or in the Port St Lucie office.

For more information call (772) 871-2211, or Calvary Chapel Stuart at (772) 288-7277 or visit www.CareNetTC.com.

Join photography group

High-school students and adults are welcome at the Treasure Coast Photography Group, which meets monthly on the second Thursday of the month at the Court House Cultural Center in Stuart from 6:30-8 p.m.

Kevin Boldenow, professional photographer and past president of the Lighthouse Gallery Photography Club, is leading the group and has high hopes for the doors it will open for its members.

The group is supported by a grant from Women Supporting the Arts and is a project of the Arts Foundation of Martin County.

For more information, e-mail krb@artspan.com.

Tennis, for the health of it

Cardio tennis is great for all levels of play. Participants enjoy an hour of energetic, heart- pounding activity, while practicing tennis skills. It is a great way to meet others, have fun and work off calories.

For more information, call (772) 485-8013.

Use public transportation to get around

Community Coach, the public transportation provider in Martin County, invites residents to avoid the traffic hassles and parking problems by enjoying door-to-door transportation to a destination of one's choice.

Community Coach runs Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Cost is $1.50 per ride.

Schedule rides up to 14 days in advance, 48 hours in advance.

For more information, call (772) 283-1814 or for shuttle bus stops, visit www.martinmpo.com.

Group seeks members

Singletarian Society of Martin and St. Lucie counties are looking for new members. Members must be widows, widowers or divorced. Meets second Thursday of every month.

Call (772) 398-2345 for more information.

Join track team

The Riot City Rollers flat track derby team is looking for members. Both woman and men older than18 are encouraged to join the team. No prior skating experience required. Practice is every Wednesday and Friday from 8-11 p.m., and Sunday from 2-5 p.m. at Halpatiokee Regional Park located at 7645 S.W. Lost River Drive, Stuart.

For more information, call (772) 334-6734, or e-mail mandarinphoenix@aol.com.

Dances held each week

Dance to live music on Thursdays, from 7:30-10:30 p.m. at the Stuart VFW Post No. 4194, located at 2464 S.E. Veterans Highway, off Monterey Road. The public is welcome. Cost is $5.

For more information, call (772) 220-0144.

League meetings scheduled

La Leche League of Treasure Coast meets in different locations from Palm City to Sebastian. Mothers with their nursing babies and mothers-to-be are welcome.

For directions to meetings or more information, call (772) 233-1883.

Free mammograms offered

Soroptimist International of Stuart is offering free mammograms to those who qualify.

To qualify, a woman must be a Martin County resident, have no insurance or other means to pay and have a physician's order for a screening mammogram. Through its Save Our Selves, Save Our Sisters program, Soroptimist International of Stuart provides education on breast health and assistance to women in need.

For more information or to participate in the free mammogram program, call (772) 220-0115 and leave a message in the mammogram program mailbox.

Kids night out for parents

This unique program is designed to give mom and dad an evening out and will be offered on the first and third Friday evening of each month from 7-11 p.m.

The Jensen Beach recreation staff will plan a full schedule of fun and safe activities, including blazer bowling, for children ages 4 to 12. A dinner of pizza, tacos or sandwiches and chips will also be provided.

Advanced registration is required. The program is offered at a cost of $20 per child. Participant drop off begins at 7 p.m. A $10 per child late fee will be charged after 11:15 p.m.

Martin County Sheriff's Office will be called if children are not picked up by 11:30 p.m. or if the parents are believed to be impaired.

For more information, call (772) 334-1954.

-- For Hometown News

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