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Hometown News: Martin County - 9/8/2017

NOTE: With the uncertainty caused by Hurricane Irma, your Hometown News may include events that have been canceled after our press time. We suggest calling to check before showing up, and staying safe.


? Caregiver Symposium: Presented by the Alzheimer's Association from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Kane Center, 900 S.E. Salerno Road, Stuart. Free educational gathering for those caring with a loved one with a memory loss disorder, and for those seeking information about memory loss disorders. Respite care is available - please indicate your need for it when you make your reservation. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Please reserve your spot by Sept. 5 by calling (800) 272-3900 or visit

? 'Free Healthcare for the Uninsured:' 11 a.m., Blake Library, 2351 S.E. Monterey Road, Stuart. The Volunteers In Medicine (VIM) Clinic provides free health care for uninsured Martin County residents who are within 200 percent of the federal poverty level. VIM will conduct a presentation about their amenities and educate the community about how they can receive services and get involved. For more information, call (772) 221-1403 or visit the Library Event Calendar online at

? Dinner and a show for Martin County's First Responders: 6 p.m., Palm CIty Boys & Girls Club, 1150 S.W. Martin Downs Blvd., Palm City. Boys & Girls Clubs members want to thank First Responders for everything they do. Casual attire, dinner will be served. For more information, call (772) 220-9160.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 9 ? Prevent Identity Theft Day: 9 a.m. to noon, or until the SelectShred truck is full, at the Stuart Police Department, 830 S.E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Free shredding services. Each vehicle is allowed up to three boxes of documents for paper shredding. Please, no binders, paperclips, CDs or DVDs, metal objects, or medications. Empty boxes will be returned to the owner. For more information, call Officer jeff Kittredge, (772) 220-3911.

? Hurricane Harvey Relief Benefit: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tequesta Fire Station, 357 Tequesta Drive. Family fun and games, raffle tickets and a chance to win great local gift cards and gift baskets. There will be free pizza, music/open mic, Jake Blaze (our own Texas sized firefighter), Sparky the Dog and fire truck tours. Monetary donations only are requested and all proceeds will be donated to the American Red Cross. Any dollar amount counts, no matter how large or small. We will not be accepting tangible goods at this time. The Village of Tequesta Fire Rescue is hosting the benefit in coordination with our sponsors DSS, Inc., Wounded Veterans Relief Fund, and Domino's Pizza. For more information about the Benefit contact FF David McGovern at (561) 262-7087 or


? 9/11 Memorial Blood Drive: 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Law offices of Crary-Buchanan, 759 Federal Highway, Stuart. Free limited edition Patriot Day t-shirt, free insulated tumbler from Crary-Buchanan, free wellness checkup (blood pressure, pulse, temperature, iron count, cholesterol screening). For appointments and locations, call (888) 936-6283 or visit

? Sept. 11 9/11 Tribute: Candlelight vigil to honor the memory of those lost on Sept. 11. 7-8:30 p.m., Cummings Library, 2551 S.W. Matheson Ave., Palm City. For more information, visit

? Beta Sigma Phi meeting: Women's service and social organization meets monthly from September through May throughout Martin and St. Lucie counties. Contact Mary Jackson at (772) 370-1665 or Leslie Jannereth at (772) 465-2820 for locations.


? Floridians Fighting Falls: 2-3 p.m., Morgade Library, Stuart. Audrey Burzynski, Executive Director of Floridians Fighting Falls, a community based fall reduction program, will share interventions to help you reduce your risk of falling, provide balance assessments, and introduce you to Tai Chi: moving for better balance. For more information, call (772) 221-1403 or visit the Library Event Calendar online.

? Jammin' Jensen: 6-9:30 p.m., every Thursday night in downtown Jensen Beach except for Thanksgiving. For more information, visit


? Martin County Genealogical Society monthly meeting: 1-3 p.m., Blake Library, 2351 S.E. Monterey Road, Stuart. Speaker is Bob Inhoff will discuss 'Twenty Tools I Used to Break Down a Brick Wall I Never Knew I Had.' Free, public is welcome to attend. For more information, visit


? International Coastal Cleanup: Hosted by Keep Martin Beautiful at beaches and waterways throughout the county, from 8:30-11:30 a.m. To register as an individual or a group, visit and click "I want to volunteer."

? Sandy the Skunk's Birthday Party: 10 a.m. to noon, Hobe Sound Nature Center, 13640 S.E. Federal Highway, Hobe Sound. The Center's Eastern Spotted skunk, Sandy, is turning a year old, so celebrate with 'Reilly' with Lynnda Butler from Skunks as Pets, Inc., plus games, birthday cake and crafts. Family-friendly. Free, no reservations required. Call (772) 546-2067 or visit


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