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7 January Events In Martin And St. Lucie Counties

STICK INSTALLATION

Patrick Dougherty returns with a new hand-crafted masterpiece to McKee Botanical Garden. Made from woven sticks, Dougherty’s 2016 installation, “The Royals,” featured three tall towers that lasted in the Royal Palm Grove for two and a half years. From Jan. 8 to 26, his work returns with a new, one-of-a-kind sculpture created from willow saplings harvested from a farm in upstate New York.  (Ticket prices vary; mckeegarden.org)

SEAFOOD FESTIVAL

From live music to mermaids and pirates, nothing compares to the fresh and local seafood at the Port Salerno Seafood Festival. Catch a complimentary shuttle from one of the free parking lots to Port Salerno Jan. 25 for all the seafood you can eat. (Tickets from $10; portsalernoseafoodfestival.org)

INTO THE WILD

Go wild with Jack Hanna’s Into The Wild Live at the Sunrise Theatre. Jungle Jack brings an array of approximately 15 animals to his three-time Emmy Award-winning show on Jan. 23 as well as stories for all ages about his encounters all over the animal kingdom. (Tickets from $39;
sunrisetheatre.com)

ART & CRAFT SHOW

Wander the works of 125 artists at the 12th annual Jensen Beach Fine Art & Craft Show in downtown Jensen Beach. This unique outdoor show runs Jan. 11 to 12 where displaying artists’ original works of fine art and craft are for sale. (Free; jensenbeachflorida.info)

ART SHOW IN THE GARDENS

Explore the inaugural Art Show in The Gardens. Artists representing 2D and 3D art as well as jewelry and fine crafts will be at the Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens Jan. 4 to 5. Everything for sale is original, handcrafted work exhibited by the artists. (Free; pslbg.org)

DENIM & DIAMONDS BALL

Grab your dancing shoes and best pair of jeans for the VNA’s Denim & Diamonds Charity Ball on Jan. 18. The night at The Hitching’ Post at Rockin’ H Ranch starts with a cocktail hour and entertainment, followed by dinner, line dancing with a live band, raffle items and a live auction. (Tickets from $150; vnaflorida.org)

RODEO AND CONCERT

Experience the Treasure Coast’s largest rodeo at the St. Lucie County Fairgrounds with the Busch Foundation Rodeo and Concert. On Jan. 18, watch team roping, bull riding, bareback riding and more. Then, relax with craft beer samplings, an exotic petting zoo, corn hole tournament and live performances from the Casey Raines Band and Kaleb Lee. ($20; buschrodeo.com)