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Weekend Briefing: Last Days of Early Voting, Creekside Festival, Pellicer Creek Raid, Homecoming at Stetson

| November 4, 2016

In an election season with few heroes, one stands out: the voter. Here was a family of voters who'd just cast their ballots early on Thursday, at the Supervisor of Elections office in Bunnell, with clothes to fit the occasion. From left, Alec, Gloria and Leonard Best, of Palm Coast. (© FlaglerLive)

In an election season with few heroes, one stands out: the voter. Here was a family of voters who’d just cast their ballots early on Thursday, at the Supervisor of Elections office in Bunnell, with clothes to fit the occasion. From left, Alec, Gloria and Leonard Best, of Palm Coast. (© FlaglerLive)

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Drought Index is at 254.
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willie nelson it's a long story“Bottom line is that I’ve seen some progress in my time. Not long ago millions of gay folks were hiding in the closet and living in fear. Now they’re free to come out, create their own path, and even marry. That’s a beautiful thing. I’m not saying things are perfect, but I am saying they’re better than when I was coming up. I still see the need to protest, especially on behalf of the small farmer and especially on behalf of our environment. If we fuck up this planet anymore, we fuck up the future of our kids and grandkids. Global warming is serious as sin. I’ll play just about any damn benefit where the money goes to protecting our earth, water, and sky. I still believe in taking strong stands.”

–From Willie Nelson’s “It’s a Long Story” (2015).

In Flagler and Palm Coast:

Note: all government meetings noticed below are free and open to the public unless otherwise indicated. Many can be heard or seen live through each agency’s website.

Friday and Saturday: Early voting in Flagler County runs through Saturday Nov. 5, with polls open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at three locations, including through the weekend: The Flagler County Supervisor of Elections office in Bunnell (in the Government Services Building), at the Flagler County Public Library on Palm Coast Parkway, and at the Palm Coast Community Center on Palm Coast Parkway, off of Clubhouse Drive. Voting by mail has been under way since mid-October. Keep up with the number of ballots cast in Flagler here.

wnzfFree For All Friday on WNZF, 9 a.m.: Host David Ayres welcomes Supervisor of Elections Kaiti Lenhart, John Mills of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Cheryl Kutts of the Small Business Administration, and Laura Guilvary on Florida Hospital Flagler’s diabetes awareness flag-raising on Monday, starting with a commentary by FlaglerLive Editor Pierre Tristam on how to improve voter turnout.

First Friday in Flagler Beach: It’s back, after its Hurricane Matthew cancellation last month, with exhibits, food, and Go Get Gone, a rockabilly band, at Veterans’ Park downtown Flagler Beach from 6 to 9 p.m. See the flyer here.

Friday: Stetson’s 27th Undergraduate Annual Juried Arts Exhibition, with Reception and awards ceremony 6-8 p.m. at the Homer and Dolly Hand Art Center, 139 E. Michigan Ave., DeLand, 32723 (call 386/822-7270).

florida agricultural museum civil war reenactments pellicer creekSaturday and Sunday: The Florida Agricultural Museum will host the seventh annual Pellicer Creek Raid, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The program will involve a number of living history groups from around the southeastern United States. Approximately 150 infantry, artillery, and cavalry troops will be demonstrating military life in Florida circa 1864. Parades will take place at noon and battles at 1 p.m. on both days of the event. During the rest of the program, the re-enactors’ historic camps will be open to the public. Admission is $5 per person. For more information, please contact the Florida Agricultural Museum at (386) 446-7630 or The museum is located at 7900 Old Kings Road North, Palm Coast.

Saturday: Flagler Auditorium Silver Gala-25th Anniversary, Halifax Plantation Golf Club.

Saturday and Sunday, The 12th Annual Creekside Festival: join residents of and visitors to Flagler County under the majestic oaks at Princess Place Preserve for the Annual Creekside Festival, a tradition that celebrates the natural beauty of Northeast Florida. Open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $5 per carload per day. See the video promotion here.

Sunday: Reflections Salon, Inc, a local family owned business, will be offering $10 haircuts from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and donating all proceeds to stage 4 cancer survivor and Hurricane Matthew victim Kevin Kosinski. The salon, which opened in 2014, is at 25 Pine Cone Dr, Ste 3, Palm Coast. Call (386) 225-4503 for information.

Sunday: Stetson Faculty Chamber Ensemble, Featuring Brahms’ Trio for Piano, Clarinet, and Cello, Lynn Musco, clarinet, David Bjella, cello, Michael Rickman, piano, 3 p.m. Lee Chapel in Elizabeth Hall, 421 N. Woodland Blvd, DeLand. Call 386-822-8950. Complimentary Admission.

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In Florida and in State Government:

Note: Some proceedings below can be followed live on the Florida Channel.

CAMPAIGN FINANCE REPORTS DUE FRIDAY: State political candidates, committees and parties are required to file reports showing finance activity through Nov. 3.

Food Aid: State Rep. Travis Cummings, R-Orange Park, and Sen. Rob Bradley, R-Fleming Island, are expected to join with Farm Share, Inc., and Cedarpoint Baptist Church to provide food assistance to people in Northeast Florida. (Saturday, 9 a.m., Cedarpoint Baptist Church, 1650 Blanding Blvd., Middleburg.)

The Everglades Foundation will continue a 12-day bus tour to urge national and state leaders to support construction of a water-storage reservoir south of Lake Okeechobee. (Saturday, 9 a.m., Swamp Buggy Parade, U.S. 41, Naples.)

–Compiled by the News Service of Florida and FlaglerLive

In Coming Days in Palm Coast, Flagler and the Occasional Beyond:

Nov. 7: Palm Coast public works begins the second pass through neighborhood to pick up Hurricane Matthew debris. Residents are urged to place any remaining hurricane debris curbside this weekend – especially if your neighborhood was among the first to receive debris pickup after the storm. Details here.
Nov. 8: Election Day. Possibly the end of the world.
Nov. 8: The Flagler County Canvassing Board meets for three successive meetings at the elections supervisor’s office at the Government Services Building in Bunnell, as follows: at noon and again at 6 p.m. to canvass absentee ballots, and at 7 p.m. to issue unofficial results of the election.
Nov. 8: More than 50 local and regional employers will be on hand for Daytona State College’s Fall Job Fair from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Mori Hosseini Center (bldg. 1200) on the Daytona Beach Campus, 1200 W. International Speedway Blvd. Details here.
Nov. 8: Stetson Chamber Orchestra, Anthony Hose, conductor: A rare opportunity to hear Roberto Molinelli’s Twin Legends, featuring David Bjella, cello. 7:30 p.m. Lee Chapel in Elizabeth Hall 421 N. Woodland Blvd, DeLand, 386-822-8950. Tickets: $10 adult, $8 senior, $5 youth and student, no charge for 12 and younger. Tickets available at the door or at
Nov. 10: The Flagler County Canvassing Board meets at the elections supervisor’s office at the Government Services Building in Bunnell at 5:15 p.m. to canvass provisional ballots and discuss unofficial results.
Nov. 14: The St. Augustine Jewish Historical Society presents Marcia Fine, award-winning author of seven novels, who will speak about a “Sephardic Journey” at 7 p.m. in the Flagler Room of the Old Ponce de Leon Hotel, 74 King Street at Cordova Street on the Flagler College Campus in St. Augustine. Fine’s historical fiction, “The Blind Eye,” has been chosen by the State Library of Arizona ONEBOOKAZ, a celebration of quality literature. The program is free, all are welcome, no advance arrangements are necessary. Please call (904) 829-6481 for best directions.
Nov. 18: The Flagler County Canvassing Board meets at the elections supervisor’s office at the Government Services Building in Bunnell at 5 p.m. to canvass overseas ballots and discuss official results.
Nov. 22: The Flagler County Canvassing Board meets at the elections supervisor’s office at the Government Services Building in Bunnell at 10 a.m. to conduct a post-election, manual audit.
Nov. 29: A hearing is scheduled before Circuit Judge Scott DuPont in the case of Dunn v. Flagler County Schools, the case involving an allegation that two children were bullied and one of them was sexually assaulted by other children at a voluntary pre-kindergarten at Old Kings Elementary school in 2015. See the background story here. 1:45 p.m., Courtroom 402, Flagler County Courthouse.
Feb. 6: The great violinist Itzhak Perlman opens the 2017 season of the Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival with a 7:30 p.m. performance at First Baptist Church, 1600 South 8th Street in Fernandina Beach. Tickets here.

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