November 29, 2013
- Note from the Publisher...
- 2014 Holiday Happenings Guide & Winter Break Camps
- Santa Letter Drive for Macy's & Make A Wish Foundation
- Treasure Coast Angels
- Team 8 – Teaming Up to Help the Medina & Green Families Heal
- 2013 Holiday Shopping & Gift Guide
- The Fresh Beat Band Live in Concert Tour Ticket Giveaway
- City of Port Saint Lucie's Festival of Lights
- 25th Annual Sights and Sounds on Second Festival & Parade
- Make Memories with DreamWorks Holiday Collection
- Shop Small for Big Impact
- Macaroni Kid PSL Steals & Deals
- Happy Birthday Macaroni Kid Club Members!
- Macaroni Dad
- Macaroni Pets of the Week
- Craft Corner - Fall Leaf Candle Jar
- Macaroni Menu - Recipe of the Week
- Family Dining With the Kids
- This Week's Calendar Daily Links
- Save the Date - Upcoming Events with Registration Deadlines
- This Week's Picks
- This Week's Calendar
- Plan Ahead
- Upcoming Shows, Concerts, Festivals & Major Events
I hope you all had an amazing and joyful Thanksgiving. And for our friends who are celebrating Hanukkah, I hope the first two days of the Festival of Lights were joyous as well.
As I write this, it is Thanksgiving morning and MacDad, MiniMac and I are visiting with our wonderful family in Ocala. We are excited to have a couple of days off from the busy work week grind and plan to relax and try to limit time spent on computers and business cell phones. On Saturday morning the ...
Collecting Santa Letters for Macy's National Believe Day
We believe that every child deserves a healthy and happy life, but unfortunately, not all children are so lucky. Thanks to the Make A Wish Foundation, many children with life threatening illnesses can have one happy, wish come true day. And we just learned that Macy's is helping through its "Santa Mail" letterboxes and its National Believe Campaign.
Have you seen the big red Santa Mail letterboxes in Macy's? I have but up until now didn't realize that for the past ...
A Van Duzer Foundation Fundraiser Benefiting the Families of Christian Medina and Tim & Peter Green
Win a family 4 pack of tix to see the Fresh Beat Band Live at the Fillmore in Miami Beach on 12/14
Macaroni Kid is giving away a Family Four Pack of tickets to see The Fresh Beat Band Live In Concert Tour Presented by Nickelodeon on December 14th at The Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139 - 12:00 PM ...
Annual Parade of Lights & Tree Lighting Coming to the PSL Civic Center - Saturday, December 7th
The annual Port Saint Lucie Parade of Lights will begin and proceed down Civic Center Place at 6:00 PM. The parade will have floats, youth groups, bands, and much more. You’re sure to see Santa and his sleigh in the parade!
Following the parade the tree in Martin Memorial Village Square will be ...
The schedule of events is as follows:
Make it a Very Merry Movie-thon with all your favorite holiday titles
Choose from 2 different gift sets to suit your family's taste. From Santa Claus to Shrek, the Original Christmas Classics and DreamWorks Holiday Collection are meant to be shared with family and friends.
© 2013 DreamWorks Animation ...
Small Business Saturday is November 30th
Founded by American Express in 2010, this day is celebrated every year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. This year, Small Business Saturday is on November 30th.
With an original intent to encourage shoppers to spend money locally during the holiday season, Small Business Saturday has evolved into a celebration of small businesses and local communities across the United ...
Discounts & Offers from Local Businesses Just for Macaroni Kid Readers!
$10 OFF - Use code PLAYBALL when registering
Sidekick Martial Arts Studios - Classes for preschoolers through adult. $10 OFF CLASSES
This Week's Birthday Boys and Girls
- Happy Birthday to Renee C. of Port Saint Lucie who turns 2 on November 29th!
- Happy Birthday to Ashley P. of Port Saint Lucie who turns 9 on December 1st!
'Cause Dads Love Macaroni, Too!
Find a Family Friend at the Humane Society
Meet Sasha - Our Macaroni Dog of the Week
I’m a gorgeous girl, but then again, what German Shepherd isn’t? I’m 8-years-old and was found by Animal Control, and for some reason my family never came looking for me. I’m a happy lass, have good manners, know some commands and love belly rubs. I have lots of life left in me, and would love to spend it in a loving home. I’d be good with children of any age, and I’m sure to lighten up ...
Reuse, Recycle, & Create
- Clean Mason Jar (You can also use a clean spaghetti sauce jar.)
- Mod Podge (Make your own with 2 parts white school glue to 1 part water.)
- Paint Brush
- Prepare your leaves. This step takes some planning ...
Pumpkin Cake with Cinnamon Whipped
- 1 can (14 ounce) pumpkin
- 1 can evaporated milk
- 3 eggs
- Cinnamon, to taste
- 1 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 sticks unsalted butter, melted
- 1 box yellow cake mix
- 1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs (I used honey Teddy Grahams)
- Preheat oven to 350 degree
- Grease a 9x13 pan
- Put the first 5 ingredients in your bowl and mix well (it will be runny)
- Pour into greased pan
- Sprinkle entire box of yellow cake mix evenly over the top of the pumpkin mixture
- Top with graham cracker ...
Kids Eat Free Eateries in Saint Lucie County
Here is a list of restaurants that have Kids-Eat-Free days in Saint Lucie County. Note that most usually require one adult entree purchase per child. Each restaurant below has been personally verified by our publisher.
IMPORTANT: Please remember our edition covers Saint Lucie County so the deals listed below have only been verified with those restaurants located within our county, and in some cases, only the specific location listed. We try to keep this list up-to-date at least quarterly, but since things are always changing without notice, please be ...
Plan Your Days With This Week's Happenings, Includes On-going & Seasonal Events
Please note that we do our very best to bring you the most up-to-date community calendar; however, despite our best efforts, things sometimes change. We recommend calling ahead to confirm availability before driving out to a "drop-in" or "just show up" event just to play it safe. There's nothing worse than getting the kiddos all excited for a fun activity only to find it's been rescheduled or canceled upon your arrival.
If you know of any family-friendly events or activities that you think others will want to know about, please feel free to share them with us. You can submit an event by clicking here. If you have any questions about submitting your event, you can email it to me at [email protected]. Don't forget to "like" us on Facebook and/or follow us on Twitter. It's a great way to stay in touch and get updates and event reminders throughout the week!
Plan Ahead and Sign Up for Events That Require Preregistration
Where: PGA Center for Golf Learning & Performance - 8565 Commerce Center Drive, PSL 34986
Registration Deadline: 12/3/13
Where: Sidekick Martial Arts Studio - 760 NW Enterprise Drive, Saint Lucie West 34986When: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PMWho: Ages 5 - 12How: Register via Sidekick Martial Arts Studios by calling 772-475-3284Cost: $25For more info: Call 772-475-3284 or visit Sidekick Martial Arts Studios online at www.sidekickma.com
Where: Bike route starts at Victory Motorcycle dealership, 3525 South US 1 in Ft. Pierce. Activities will take place at Fort Pierce PAL Center - 903 South 21 Street, Fort Pierce 34950When: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM (Motorcycles meet and start lining up at 9:00 AM. Police Escort leaves at 11:00 AM Sharp)Who: Event open to all ages and motorcycle riders who want to help kids in SLC.How: Just show upCost: Escorted Bikes $5.00 and a toy. All others please bring a unwrapped toy for the children. The toys will be given to the kids at a later date through our law enforcement agencies.For more info: Anyone wanting to volunteer call the PAL Center at 772 466-0606.
Where: Heathcote Botanical Gardens - 210 Savannah Road, Fort Pierce 34982When: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PMWho: All agesHow: Just show upCost: $6 adults, $2 childrenFor more info: Call 772-464-4672 or visit them online at www.heathcotebotanicalgardens.org
Where: Boomerang Consignments & More - 1724 SW Bayshore Boulevard, Port Saint Lucie 34984When: 10:30 AM - 12:30 PMWho: All agesHow: Just show up!Cost: FREE, but we would appreciate if you would bring a stamp for your child's letter to Santa.For more info: Call 772-370-1941 or Boomerang Consignments at 772-204-9078
Where: Tradition Square - 10799 SW Civic Lane, Tradition 34987When: 4:30 PM - 5:45 PM (Approximate stop time is sundown)Who: All agesHow: Just show up but please bring a gift for the needy if you canCost: FREE admissionFor more info: Contact www.chabadmsl.com
Where: Big Apple Pizza - 2311 South 35th Street, Fort Pierce 34981When: 4:00 PM - 10:00 PMWho: All agesHow: Just show upCost: Price of food
Where: Tradition Square - lawn area in front of Tradition Town Hall, Port Saint Lucie 34987When: 5:00 PM - 9:30 PMWho: All agesHow: Just show upCost: Free admissionFor more info: Visit them online at www.foodtruckinvasion.com/tradition
Wednesday, December 4 - Sons of Italy Quarters Auction to Benefit 17 y/o PSL High School Student Jennifer Reichert
Where: Sons of Italy - 765 SW Dalton Circle, Port Saint Lucie, FL 34953When: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (Auction begins at 6:30 PM)Who: Fun evening for adults & kids 16 and overHow: Just show upCost: Paddles: $5; Silent Auction Tickets 3/$5 or 10/$10. Sons of Italy Dinner Special $5For more info: Call Patti Becker at 772-370-8043
Where: Feathered Nest & Oak Cottage Spa - 1203B West Midway Road, Fort Pierce 34982When: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PMWho: Ladies and gentlemen of all agesHow: Purchase tickets. Call 772-464-5200Cost: $25 per person - benefits John Carroll High School's Annual GalaFor more info: Contact Sara Pride at 772-464-5200
Where: Meet at Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute's Johnson Ed Center - 5600 North US Highway 1, Fort Pierce 34946When: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM ((Please arrive early))Who: Ages 8+ w/accompanying adultHow: Reservation Required - Call 772-242-2559 to reserve your spotCost: $40 per person for non-members, $30 per person for membersFor more info: Call 772-242-2559
- Kids will have fun while they make a Small Toolbox for the holidays
Where: Home Depot Port Saint Lucie South: 2200 SW Gatlin Blvd, 34953, 772-204-9829; West Port Saint Lucie: 700 SW St. Lucie West Blvd., 34986, 772-878-4206; Fort Pierce: 5880 Okeecobee Road, Fort Pierce, 34947, 772-489-3688When: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PMWho: Ages 5 - 12How: Activities are provided on a first come/first served basis, while supplies last, so online registration is greatly appreciated to help event coordinators better prepare. CLICK HERE to go to the "Kids Workshops" tab then click on the register button.Cost: FREEFor more info: Visit their website or call one of the stores listed above.
Where: PGA Center for Golf Learning & Performance - 8565 Commerce Center Drive, PSL 34986When: 9:00 AM - 10:00 AMWho: Boys and girls ages 5 to 17How: You can just show up and drop in to a clinic any weekCost: $10 per clinicFor more info: Call 772-468-7686 or email [email protected]
Where: Saint Lucie Lanes - 6759 South US 1, PSL 34952When: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PMWho: All agesHow: Just show upCost: FREE admissionFor more info: Call 772-461-5390 or visit www.bowlfl.com
Where: PGA Center for Golf Learning & Performance - 8565 Commerce Center Drive, PSL 34986When: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AMWho: Girls of all ages but recommended for girls ages 7 to 17How: You can just show up and drop in to a clinic or pay in advance.Cost: $10 per clinicFor more info: Call 772-468-7686 or email [email protected]
Where: The Landing at Tradition - SW Village Parkway - Port Saint Lucie, FL 34987When: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PMWho: All agesHow: Just show upCost: FREE
Where: Manatee Observation and Education Center - 480 North Indian River Drive, Fort Pierce 34950When: 2:00 PM - 2:30 PMWho: All agesHow: Drop-inCost: Free with paid adult admission of $1For more info: Visit www.ManateeCenter.com
Where: Port Saint Lucie Community Center - 2195 SE Airoso Boulevard, PSL 34984When: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PMWho: Ages 9 and upHow: Email Kathy Parker at [email protected]Cost: $6 Drop-inFor more info: Email Kathy Parker at [email protected]
Where: Port Saint Lucie Community Center - 2195 SE Airoso Boulevard, PSL 34984When: 7:30 PM - 8:30 PMWho: Ages 12 and upHow: You must register. Stop in the Community Center or call 772-878-2277 for online registration information.Cost: $35 per month / $10 drop-inFor more info: Call Setara Benteu at 772-878-5799
Where: Port Saint Lucie Civic Center - 9221 SE Civic Center Place, PSL 34952When: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AMWho: 18 months - 5 years with parentHow: Drop inCost: $0.50For more info: Call 772-807-4499
Where: Port Saint Lucie Civic Center - 9221 SE Civic Center Place, PSL 34952When: 4:15 PM - 5:00 PMWho: Ages 8 to 11How: Register at the beginning of each month at PSL Civic Center. No drop-ins.Cost: $30 per monthFor more info:Email Miss Jaclynn at [email protected] or call 772-807-4499
Where: Port Saint Lucie Civic Center - 9221 SE Civic Center Place, PSL 34952When: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AMWho: Ages 2 - 10How: Pre-register by calling 772-807-4499Cost: $3.00For more info: 772-807-4493
Where: Minsky Gymnasium - 800 SW Darwin Blvd., PSLWhen: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AMWho: Ages 5 years and youngerHow: Drop inCost: $1.95For more info: Minksy Gym: 772-344-4142
Where: Port Saint Lucie Community Center - 2195 SE Airoso Boulevard, PSL 34984When: 4:15 PM - 5:00 PMWho: Ages 4 - 11How: Call 772-529-2911Cost: $10 per month or $3 per drop-in classFor more info: Call Cecilia Garcia at 772-529-2911
Where: Oxbow Eco-Center - 5400 NE Saint James Drive, Port Saint Lucie 34983When: 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM (Hourly Class Times by Grade. See Below For Start Times)Who: Children in grades K - 12. Class times as follows:
- 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM - Kindergarten - 4th Grade
- 01:30 PM - 03:30 PM - 5th - 12th GradeHow: Pre-registration is required. Call 772-785-5833 or email [email protected].Cost: $10 per student, includes all art suppliesFor more info: Visit Oxbow Eco-Center's website or call 772-785-5833
Where: Port Saint Lucie Civic Center - 9221 SE Civic Center Place, PSL 34952When: 3:45 PM - 4:15 PMWho: Ages 3-4How: Register at the beginning of each month at PSL Civic Center. No drop-ins.Cost: $25 per monthFor more info:Email Miss Jaclynn at [email protected] or call 772-807-4499
Where: Smithsonian Marine Ecosystems Exhibit - 420 Seaway Drive, Fort Pierce 34949When: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PMWho: Ages 5 +How: Advance Registration Required - Call 772-465-3271 or email [email protected] to registerCost: Adults $10, Children $8
Where: Tradition Square - 10521 SW Village Center Drive, Port Saint Lucie 34987When: Fri 3PM - 10PM | Sat 10AM - 10PM | Sun 10AM - 8PMWho: All agesHow: Just show upCost: $5, children 12 and under FREEFor more info: Visit www.tasteoflittleitaly.net
Wednesday, November 13 through Friday, December 13 - Register For Holiday Hodge Podge Event at the Manatee Center (11/13-12/13)
Where: Manatee Observation and Education Center - 480 North Indian River Drive, Fort Pierce 34950When: Event is on 12/14/2013 from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PMWho: Recommended for elementary school aged childrenHow: Register by calling 772-466-1600 X3337 or email [email protected]Cost: $5 per child/ adults free with $1 admissionFor more info: Visit www.ManateeCenter.com
Saturday, November 16 through Sunday, December 15 - 2014 Winter Flag Football League Sign-ups with i9Sports - $10 Discount (11/16-12/15)
- Now registering for Winter Flag Football League. Practice & Game on same day. Practice held prior to game. Game time range is 9 AM - 1 PM.
- League play begins on Saturday, 1/25/14 and runs through 3/22/14.
Where: i9Sports – South County Regional Football Stadium -560 NW University Drive, Port Saint Lucie 34986When: Sign-ups ongoing through 1/10/14Who: Children ages 4-15 (age as of 1/25/14)How: Register online at i9Sports.comCost: $129 if paid by 12/15/13, $139 if paid by 1/10/14, after 1/10/14: $159 and available spots, if any, will be filled on a 1st come, 1st served basis. $5 Multi Child Discoun automatically applied for additional children after initial registration in same season. Final Registration Deadline: 1/10/2014. *Macaroni Kid Subscribers: Save $10! Use Code PLAYBALL*For more info: Visit www.i9Sports.com
Where: Santa will call your child(ren) at the number you designate on the formWhen: Sign up for Pre-arranged Called Times between 6 and 8 on 12/12 and 12/17Who: For children ages 2 to 8 years oldHow: Pick up a Santa’s Calling form at the PSL Community Center (2195 SE Airoso Blvd., Port St. Lucie, FL 34984) and return completed form by Friday, December 6th.Cost: FREEFor more info: Call 772-878-2277
Wednesday, November 20 through Friday, January 10 - Register for Sleep in the Deep Girls Only Lock-In at the Manatee (11/20-1/10/14)
Where: Manatee Observation and Education Center - 480 North Indian River Drive, Fort Pierce 34950When: Event Date is 1/24/14 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 AMWho: Girls ages 6 to 12. Parents are not required to stay.How: Pre-registration and payment is required. To register call 772-466-1600 X 3337 or email [email protected]Cost: $20 per girl, $10 per adult
Tuesday, December 3 through Friday, January 10 - 2014 Winter Sports League Sign-ups with i9Sports (11/20-1/10/14)
- Now registering for Winter Sports League. Practice & Game on same day. Practice held prior to game. Game time range is 9 AM - 1 PM.
- League play begins on Saturday, 1/25/14
Where: T-Ball: Jessica Clinton Park & Manatee K-8
Soccer: Jessica Clinton Park & Manatee K-8
Flag Football: South County Regional Football Stadium
Basketball: Manatee K-8 GymWhen: Sign-ups ongoing through 1/10/14Who: T-Ball: Ages 3-6 (Ages 3-4 for T-Ball, Ages 5-6 for Coach Pitch)*
Soccer: Ages 3-10*
Flag Football: Ages 4-15*
Basketball: Ages 5-14*
*age by 1/25/14How: Register online at i9Sports.comCost:Baseball & Soccer: Pay by 12/15/13: $119. By 1/10/14: $129. After 1/10/14: $149$5 Multi Child Discount automatically applied for additional children after initial registration in same season. *Macaroni Kid Subscribers: Save $10! Use Code PLAYBALL
Flag Football & Basketball: Pay by 12/15/13: $129. By 1/10/14: $139. After 1/10/14: $159For more info: Visit www.i9Sports.com
Sunday, December 8 - Family Movie Night with Original Christmas Classics and/or DreamWorks Holiday Collection
Where: Your living roomWhen: 7:00 PMWho: The whole family!How:Watch Rudolph, Frosty, Shrek and Alex as they get into the Christmas spirit. Both DVD gift sets available for purchase at http://www.walmart.com/ip/29156659Cost: Family fun: priceless (DVD gift sets start at $19.94)
Where: Veterans Memorial Park/Riverwalk Center - 600 North Indian River Drive, Fort Pierce 34950When: Fri 2 PM - 8 PM | Sat 10 AM - 8 PM | Sun 10 AM - 4 PMWho: All agesHow: Just show upCost: FREE however a voluntary $2 Buck-N-Ear Admission is suggestedFor more info: Call 561-792-9260
Get your tickets now for upcoming concerts, shows, festivals & major events worth driving to
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