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6 February Events Throughout Martin And St. Lucie Counties

The Humane Society of the Treasure Coast

1. Paws and Claws

The Humane Society of the Treasure Coast’s premier fundraising event, the Paws and Claws Gala, is set to take place Feb. 9 at Hutchinson Shores Resort & Spa. Guests will enjoy an elegant night of wining and dining with silent and live auctions. ($275; hstc1.org/gala)

Stroll through the Streets

2. Stroll through the Streets

This Valentine’s Day, stray from the usual and enjoy a carriage ride offered by Wind Chase Farms. During the 30-minute ride, rare black-and-white Clydesdales will lead a tour through charming downtown Stuart. (From $120; horse-drawncarriage.com)

3. ‘Joy’

Head to Willoughby Golf Club for Mary’s Shelter’s “Joy” gala on Feb. 16. Celebrate the organization’s success while taking part in a fun-filled evening with a live auction, cocktails, dinner, dancing and entertainment. ( Tickets from $185; maryssheltertc.org)

4. Youth of the Year

Boys & Girls Clubs of Martin County will present its Youth of the Year Awards Celebration on Feb. 25 at Willoughby Golf Club, during which club members who have given back to the club and community will be honored. (free; bgcmartin.org)

annual Paws in the Park walk

5. Paws in the Park

Bring your furry friend to Tradition Square for the fifth annual Paws in the Park walk, presented by the Humane Society of St. Lucie County. The Feb. 9 event culminates with health clinics, a blessing of animals, contests, a K-9 demonstration and more. ($15; hsslc.org)

6. Let’s get artsy

Hobe Sound Festival of the Arts

View life-size sculptures, paintings, one-of-a-kind jewels and more during Hobe Sound’s Festival of the Arts, which will also feature a green market and craft section from Feb. 2 to 3. (free; artfestival.com)

ArtsFest

The Arts Council of Martin County will host ArtsFest from Feb. 9 to 10 at Memorial Park. The outdoor event brings a juried exhibition of more than 125 outstanding fine artists and demonstrations to the area. A Culinary Chopped Competition will also take place. (free; martinarts.org)

Downtown Stuart Art Festival

More than 200 artists and their creations will transform Osceola Street in downtown Stuart Feb. 23 and 24 during the Downtown Stuart Art Festival. Stroll between gallery-style booths to pick out special pieces to take home. (free; artfestival.com)