From taking in a St. Lucie Mets game to
attending an outdoor concert, Port St. Lucie
residents have plenty of entertainment
options for the summer
BY SUSAN BURGESS
PHOTO BY GREG GARDNER
Summer in Port St. Lucie is a time for lazy get-togethers
with the neighbors, swimming and golf, baseball games
and family time.
The school district is once again producing a June family
musical – this year it is “Oliver,” on the stage at Port St.
Lucie High School.
“It’s a great family musical – one of the best,’’ says drama
teacher Patrick Madden, who is directing the show. “There
are so many well-known songs, like ‘Consider Yourself,’ and
‘As Long as He Needs Me,’ lots of action, kids, comedy – it’s
a great show.”
The 80 students are all from St. Lucie County schools, and
range in age from 8 to 18. They began rehearsing in March,
he said. Accompanying them is a 30-piece orchestra featuring
students from all over the county.
It will be a night to remember, and tickets are on sale now.
For information on where to buy them, call 337-6043.
Performances are Wednesday through Sunday, June 6
through 10, in the Port St. Lucie High School Auditorium on
Lennard Road. The performance begins at 7:30 p.m. on
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, with two performances
on Sunday, at 2 and 7 p.m.
The St. Lucie Mets promise a great summer of baseball,
with a full schedule of games and lots of promotional events,
says Paul Taglieri, director of Florida operations for the Mets.
Enjoy a sunny afternoon at Tradition Field in St. Lucie
West with the kids or your friends. Special events such as
Christmas in July day on July 21, celebration fireworks on
June 9 on “School’s Out Night” and on Aug. 25 for “Back to
School Night” can put the stadium at the top of your list
when you’re looking for things to enjoy with family
“We have a lot going on this
summer,” Taglieri says. “There’s
a schedule and list of events on
our Web site.” The site is at
Tradition is hosting an oldfashioned
Picnic in the town square on
Saturday, June 30, beginning
about 4:30 p.m. Expect lots of
sparkly music, food and beverages,
says Larry Thibaut,
Tradition events manager.
“We’ll have hamburgers, hot
dogs, corn-on-the-cob – all the
old-fashioned Fourth of July
food,” he says. The Port St. Lucie
Community Band will play
patriotic music and Sousa marches,
Tradition, with its home-town look, white gazebo on a
lake, fountain with multiple sprays where kids can play, and
large grass town square, is a picturesque community off
Gatlin Boulevard near the interstate in Port St. Lucie.
Thibaut says WestFest, originally scheduled to stop for the
summer, will continue with WestFest Light, “and by light, I
mean we’ll have a band and food, but we won’t have arts
June 16 will bring the annual Senior Expo to Tradition
along with an assortment of events that may include renewal
of vows and High Tea. The expo features all kinds of services
available to senior citizens in our area.
Look for the Tradition Bridal Show at Town Hall on
Sunday, July 22, Thibaut says. For anyone planning a wedding,
it’s a great way to see the latest fashions and find out