Veterans Day events and observances in South Florida

FRIDAY VETERANS DAY OBSERVANCES AND EVENTS

INDIAN RIVER COUNTY

Veterans Day: Speaker, John Darling. Veterans Memorial Island Sanctuary, Vero Beach, 9 am, Nov. 11. Early arrival recommended due to construction; bring chairs and umbrellas. 772-569-9533.

Veterans Day Dinner: Vero Beach Elks Club, 1350 26th St., 6 pm, Nov. 11. $7.50-$15. Reservation: 772-562-8450.

MARTIN COUNTY

Marine Corps Ball: L/Cpl Justin Wilson Detachment 1045, Marine Corps League Annual Celebration. Monarch County Club, 1801 SW Monarch Club Dr., Palm City, 6-11 pm. $60. Ticket: timtaylr05@gmail.com.

Veterans Day Parade: Rededication Veterans Memorial Park followed by parade. Memorial Park, E. Ocean Blvd., Stuart, 10 am. 772-220-4127.

Dirty Flight Suit Party: Stuart Air Show, "Top Gun" pilots and performers. Witham Field, 2401 SE Monterey Rd., Stuart. 4:30-10 pm. $50 in advance; $65 at the gate. Ticket: 7727814882; stuartairshow.com.

2011 Stuart Air Show: Witham Field, 2401 SE Monterey Rd., Stuart. 9 am-5 pm, Nov. 12, 13. under 10 free. $15 online; $20 gate. Ticket: 772-781-4882; stuartairshow.com.

Flying Tiger Replica: Veterans come sign the P-40 replica Flying Tiger fuselage at the Stuart Air Show. Witham Field, 10 am-closing, Nov. 12. crowncarcare@gmail.com.

PALM BEACH COUNTY

WELLINGTON VETERANS DAY PARADE & CEREMONY — 8:45 a.m. Friday, Nov. 11, Wellington Community Center, 12150 Forest Hill Blvd., Wellington. Parade will be followed by a 9 a.m. ceremony at the Veterans Memorial, at the corner of Forest Hill and South Shore boulevards. Active and retired veterans can register at the Wellington tent, and their names will be recognized during ceremony. www.wellingtonfl.gov; (561) 791-4082.

ROYAL PALM BEACH VETERANS DAY OBSERVANCE — 9 a.m. Friday, Nov. 11, Veterans Park, Royal Palm Beach. Jewish War Veterans Post 684, Cub Scout Pack 120 and others participating. Refreshments available following ceremony. (561) 790-5149.

PALM BEACH COUNTY VETERANS DAY PARADE — 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 11, Clematis Street, downtown West Palm Beach. Staging begins 10 a.m. at Clematis Street and Sapodilla Avenue, then heads east to Centennial Fountain. The Palm Beach County Veterans Committee needs donations to defray costs. Make check payable to Friends of Veterans; send to 900 Osceola Drive, Suite 107A, West Palm Beach, FL 33409. Last year's event attracted 73 parade elements and 850 marching participants. http://www.pbcveteranscommittee.org.

VETERANS DAY CEREMONY AND CONCERT — 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 11, Veterans Plaza, Municipal Complex, 10500 N. Military Trail, Palm Beach Gardens. Honor guards will present colors; then the Palm Beach Gardens Concert Band will perform. Free. cwolnewitz@pbgfl.com; (561) 630-1107.

‘SALUTE TO VETERANS' LUNCHEON — Noon Friday, Nov. 11, Benvenuto Restaurant, 1730 N. Federal Highway, Boynton Beach. Free poetry reading at 2 p.m. by poet-veteran Brian Turner. Singer Lou Galterio will perform patriotic songs. Luncheon $40. RSVP: (561) 361-9091.

VETERANS DAY CONCERT — 7-9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11, Mizner Park Amphitheater, Boca Raton. The city of Boca Raton is hosting a concert featuring patriotic selections by the New Gardens Band & Choir and other groups. Free; $2 for chair rentals; food available. www.miznerparkamphitheater.com.

Salute to Our American HeroeS 8 p.m. Friday, November 11, 2011 Olympic Heights High school Performing arts theater. A fundraiser for Vetsville Cease fire house. 100% of the proceeds will go to the Homeless veterans. Its a program that will consist of performing arts and veteran speakers. Tickets are $11 for adults and $5 dollars for kids and students

ST. LUCIE COUNTY

Library Salute To Veterans: Movie, "The Best Years of Our Lives," at 2 pm. Fort Pierce Library, 101 Melody Lane, 9 am-8 pm. 772-462-2787; library.stlucieco.gov.

Veteran's Day Service: Veterans Memorial Park at Rivergate, 2100 SE Veterans Memorial Pkwy., Port St. Lucie, 11 am, Nov. 11. 772-878-2277; cityofpsl.com.

Veterans Celebration: Food, fun, fundraising. Jetsons TV & Appliance, 10350 S US 1, Port St. Lucie, 11 am-3 pm, Nov. 11. 772-337-9100.

Veterans PC Repair: Free computer repairs for Macs, PCs for any veteran at Comptech PC, 800 Virginia Ave., Ste. 59A, Fort Pierce, 11 am-5 pm. 772-882-7009; comptechonline.us.

Veterans' Weekend at the Gardens: Free admission to veterans and family. Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens, 2410 SE Westmoreland Blvd., Nov. 11-13. 772-337-1959; pslbotanicalgardens.org.

UDT-SEAL Museum Muster: National Navy UDT-SEAL Museum, 3300 N. A1A, N Hutchinson Island, Fort Pierce. Nov. 12, events begin at 11 am: ceremony, demonstrations, speaker Ross Perot, auction/raffle, building dedication ceremony. Nov. 13, events begin at 10 am: UDT-SEAL Memorial dedication, parachute team demonstration. Free admission. Also: SEAL Museum golf tournament, noon, Nov. 14. 772-595-5845; www.navysealmuseum.com

Run/Walk: 5K Navy SEAL Museum Beach Run/Walk. National Navy UDT-SEAL Museum, 3300 N A1A, N Hutchinson Island, Fort

Pierce, 7 am, Nov. 12. No pets. $20/pre-registration; $25/race day. Register: SEAL5K@yahoo.com.

SEALs Event: Presentation, celebration to honor Navy SEALs and families. Capt. Bob's Historical Treasure Museum, 101 Seaway Drive, in Fort Pierce, 6:30 pm, Nov. 12. RSVP to 561-835-3557; archangelmichael@msn.com.

"A Sentimental Journey To The Music of WWII" : Veteran's Weekend Concert supporting Honor Flight. Holy Family Catholic Church, 2335 SE Mariposa Ave., Port St. Lucie, 2 pm, Nov. 13. Adults. $20. Ticket: 772-335-2385; jimthoma@comcast.net.

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