Treasure Coast Happenings

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Drew Mello talks with Louise Murtaugh, Executive Director of Celebrities Fore Kids, a non-profit organization that provides financial support to South Florida families who have children battling cancer and other life-threatening illnesses.

CFK’s 17th Annual Celebrities Fore Kids Golf Classic will take place on November 29 & 30.  The Pre-Tournament Kick-off party will be held on Sunday the 29 at Admiral’s Cove Golf Club in Jupiter. The Golf Classic will be held on Monday, the 30 at Jonathan’s Landing.

Drew Mello talks with Terry Davis with Bluebird Educational Foundation. The St. Lucie County non-profit provides musical instruments to needy students as well as educational workshops and music scholarships.

On Friday, November 20 renowned Afro-Cuban percussionist Sammy Figueroa will conduct a master class with Lincoln Park Academy band students followed by a performance at the Sunrise Theatre.

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Drew Mello talks with Paula Hundt from Tykes & Teens, a Martin County non-profit that provides counseling to children facing a variety of challenges including depression, sexual abuse and domestic violence.

Tykes & Teens will be having their 8th Annual Festival of Trees & Lights the week of November 16-21, at Flagler Place in downtown Stuart.

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Drew Mello talks with John Nelson from Audubon of Martin County and the host of Audubon Moment heard here on WQCS.

Audubon of Martin County celebrates its 60th Anniversary on Thursday November 19th with at the Kane Center in Stuart.

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Prêt á Manger

Oct 23, 2015

Drew Mello talks with Bill West, CEO & Development Director at Molly’s House in Stuart.

Molly’s House provides affordable, temporary housing to patients and their families during crises requiring medical treatment on the Treasure Coast.

The 6th Annual Pret A Manger Holiday Tasting will take place on Monday, November 2nd from 5:30 to 8:00pm at Molly’s House.

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Drew Mello talks with Cindy Gedeon, Executive Director and CEO of the Vero Beach Museum of Art.

Folk Art from the Morris Museum of Art featuring more than sixty paintings and sculpture works by some of the South’s most important folk artists will be on display from October 17 through January 17.

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Down-to-earth diva

Oct 12, 2015

This is Paul Janensch with a Treasure Coast Essay about the return of diva Deborah Voigt to Vero Beach.  The dramatic soprano will host the first Deborah Voigt/Vero Beach Opera Foundation International Vocal Competition for young opera singers March 24, 25 and 26.  On March 23, opera lovers can spend “An Evening with Deborah Voigt.”   She has sung with Vero Beach Opera in the past and owned a condo on North Hutchinson Island.  She ducked out just before a hurricane hit her building.  Voigt, 55, will serve as a juror and present the awards.  For more about the event, go to the Vero Beach Op

Chimps Kitchen

Oct 9, 2015

Drew Mello talks with Jen Feuerstein Sanctuary Director of Save the Chimps in Ft. Pierce.

Home to over 250 chimpanzees, Save the Chimps is the world’s largest sanctuary for rescued Chimpanzees.

The 7th Annual Chimps Kitchen fundraiser will take place on Thursday, November 5 at the Vero Beach Hotel & Spa.

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Drew Mello talks with Scott Bernarde, Director of Communications for the Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach.

The Norton’s new exhibition season opens on Thursday, Oct. 15 with This Place: Israel Through Photography’s Lens.

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Drew Mello talks with Lange Sykes, President of the Coastal Conservation Association (Treasure Coast Chapter,) a grass roots organization committed to conserving and protecting Florida’s marine resources. CCA will host a BBQ & Auction on Friday, October 9 at The River House in Vero Beach. For more information click here: