On The Scene

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The parties presented on this page were held before social distancing recommendations and stay-at-home orders were in effect.

OP 300 Red, White & Blue Bash
Oct. 17, 2020
Filipe Estate, Palm City
Photos by Liz McKinley

Cocktails, food, late night DJ and a whole lot of fun was had by guests, wearing appropriately themed attire, during a fundraiser for Operation 300 hosted by Paul and Lehr Filipe at their tropical paradise estate. The not-for-profit organization sponsors adventure camps for children who have lost their fathers as a result of military service. Silent and live auctions also raised funds at the event catered by Hibiscus Street Catering, aka Food Shack, and Crafted Keg Beer Brigade.

Eat, Drink and Be Giving
Oct. 15, 2020
Dolphin Bar and Shrimp House, Jensen Beach
Photos by Liz McKinley

The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary of Martin County held a fundraiser at the Dolphin Bar Restaurant in Jensen Beach. Drinks and food was served while guests mingled and bid on auction items. More than $30,000 was raised for Compassion House where homeless women and their children from Martin, St. Lucie and Okeechobee counties have a safe place to stay.

The Best of the Best
Oct. 9, 2020
A.E. Backus Museum and Gallery, Fort Pierce
Photos by MaryAnn Ketcham

Artists, patrons and art lovers gathered to kick off the museum’s 60th season with The Best of the Best, the annual juried art exhibition. Categories included oil/acrylic painting, watercolor, three-dimensional and varied techniques and showcased some of the finest works by professional and amateur artists from around the Treasure Coast and beyond.

Hope Bash Treasure Coast
Sept. 10, 2020
The Harris L. Weinstein Outreach Center, Hobe Sound
Photos by Liz McKinley

A small gathering of volunteers met at a kick-off party to plan Place of Hope’s upcoming inaugural Hope Bash Treasure Coast: Illuminate! Shining a Light and Shattering Statistics to be held Saturday, March 6, 2021, at Harbour Ridge Yacht and Country Club in Palm City. Place of Hope is a faith-based, organization that provides programs and services to end the cycles of abuse, neglect, homelessness and human trafficking.

Sixth Annual Pack the House
Oct. 23, 2020
Treasure Coast Food Bank, Fort Pierce
Photos by MaryAnn Ketcham

Because the COVID-19 pandemic, volunteers, dignitaries and sponsors gathered in small groups at the new volunteer sorting facility to pack 10,000 holiday meal boxes for people in need. Extending the Pack-A-Thon to a weeklong event, helped ensure the health and safety of this year’s participants and allowed additional time to meet an increased need for food.

Meet the Creek
Oct. 2, 2020
Stuart Downtown Auction
Photos by Liz McKinley

Friends, artists and business owners came together in the Creek District of Arts & Entertainment for a meet-and-greet mixer to connect and discuss future events and the season kick-off for its monthly Art Walks. The organization’s mission is to create and implement a vibrant neighborhood arts and entertainment district in downtown Stuart.

Shoot for the Moon
Oct. 9, 2020
South Florida Shooting Club, Palm City
Photos by Liz McKinley

More than 120 gun enthusiasts competed in the fourth annual sporting clays charity event to benefit the Mark Garwood SHARE Foundation, which supports sober living communities for those battling addiction. It also provides scholarships for those recovering from substance abuse who want to start or resume their educations and are committed to long-term sobriety.

The Ninth Annual Wild Game Dinner
Oct. 9, 2020
The Adams Ranch, Fort Pierce
Photos by MaryAnn Ketcham

Wild game, beverages, raffles, giveaways and a lively auction drew hundreds to the annual stag-only Busch Family Foundation extravaganza. The men feasted on specialty meats and secret-recipe dishes, enjoyed the tunes of the Randy McNeely Band and threw a few axes during the fundraiser, which has raised more than $470,00 for local charities since its inception.