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 March 28th, 2012  
Local events announced for National Crime Victims' Rights Week, April 21 - 28
A resource fair, free women's self-defense class, a candlelight vigil and more will be part of the Treasure Coast's observance of National Crime Victims' Rights Week.

The events are planned by the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit's Victims' Rights Coalition.

The theme of this year's observance is "Extending the vision, reaching every victim."

Here are the events:

- Saturday, April 21: Seventh Annual Motorcycle "Ride for Rights" from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Ride will begin at the State Attorney's Office, 411 South Second Street, Fort Pierce. Registration is $15. This event is co-sponsored by Treasure Coast Harley Davidson of Stuart.

- Sunday, April 22: Resource Fair from 1 to 5 p.m., at Whispering Pines Park, 800 S.W. Darwin Boulevard, Port St. Lucie. This event will include representatives of Project Response with free HIV testing, an immigration attorney, representatives of the Latin American Coalition, Safe Space, the Parent Academy of St. Lucie County, the Mexican Consulate, the King David Foundation, free health screening including free diabetes and cholesterol testing, more free services and recreational activities including a bounce house and much more.

- Sunday, April 22: Third Annual "Vero Sings for Victims" from 3 to 5 p.m. at St. Edwards Waxlax Theater, 1895 St. Edwards Drive, Vero Beach. Tickets are $20 each.

- Tuesday, April 24: Free women's self-defense class from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Indian River CountySheriff's Office, 4055 - 41st Ave., Vero Beach. Registration is required by contacting Lissette Maldonado, 772-462-3617 or maldonadol@stluciesheriff.com. This event is sponsored by Re/Max Crown Realty of Sebastian.

- Wednesday, April 25: Remembrance Ceremony, 12 noon at St. Lucie County Courthouse, 215 South Second Street, Fort Pierce. The public is invited.

- Thursday, April 26: Memorial Vigil, 7 p.m. at Memorial Island, 350 Dahlia Lane, Vero Beach.

- Friday, April 27: Appreciation Luncheon, 12 noon at Fort Pierce's historic Old City Hall, 315 Avenue A, Fort Pierce. Tickets are $25 each.

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