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Weekend Briefing: Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall, Freedom Fest at Airport, The Rainmaker, Fighting Demons and Mirrors, Bike Run

| November 11, 2016

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial. A traveling version of the memorial will be at the Flagler County Airport this week, and will be the focus of Friday's county commemoration of Veterans Day, at 10 a.m. See below. (© FlaglerLive)

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial. A traveling version of the memorial will be at the Flagler County Airport this week, and will be the focus of Friday’s county commemoration of Veterans Day, at 10 a.m. See below. (© FlaglerLive)

Weekend: Highs in the mid-70s, low Friday in the low 50s, Saturday and Sunday in the low 60s. Details here.
Drought Index is at 296.
Today’s tides: at the beaches, at the Intracoastal Waterway.
Today’s document from the National Archives.
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Today’s jail bookings.

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andre gide occupation of paris nazis“How to deny that Hitler had led the game magisterially, without letting himself be handcuffed by the slightest scruple, by any rules of the game that, after all, didn’t matter; taking advantage of all our failings which he’s known how to exploit for a long time. The profoundly dilapidated state of France suddenly appeared in light of these tragic events, a dilapidated state he knew only too well. Everywhere incoherence, disharmony, claims of delusive rights, disregard for all obligations. These so well-intentioned young people anxious yesterday to remake France, what will they do with the miserable wreckage that’ll remain? […] Today, we cannot yet anticipate the awful consequences of defeat.”

–From Andre Gide’s Journal, June 14, 1940, the day Nazis occupied Paris.

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.

Closing note: Flagler County Schools and government offices are closed Friday in observance of Veterans Day.

Friday: Palm Coast commemorates Veterans Day with a ceremony at Heroes Park, 8 a.m., 2860 Palm Coast Parkway, just west of the public library.

wnzfFree For All Friday on WNZF, 9 a.m.: Host David Ayres welcomes U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis, Flagler Beach City Manager Larry Newsom, and Ray Parker, who’ll be receiving the Silver Star later that day at a Veterans Day ceremony, starting with a commentary about the election by FlaglerLive Editor Pierre Tristam.

Friday: Flagler County’s Veterans Day ceremony is scheduled at 10 a.m. at the Flagler County Airport as the kick-off to Freedom Fest 2016 – a weekend long event to honor veterans that includes the Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall. Brigadier General Richard Butterfield, retired United States Army, will be the keynote speaker at the ceremony. Flagler County’s Veteran of the Year will also be announced. The winner of the Flagler Schools Veterans Day Essay Contest will also be honored. There will be a performance Flagler Palm Coast High School’s “Formality Singers” and its marching band.

Friday, Saturday, Sunday: Freedom Fest, a Veterans weekend celebration with live music, military aircraft, vendor village, fireworks and patriotic presentations including the traveling Vietnam Wall, at the Flagler County Airport. Co-produced with Flagler County Airport & Flagler Broadcasting.

Friday: 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.

Friday, Saturday: The Matanzas Thespians are performing their One Act Play, “Mirrors,” that will be brought to District competition in Longwood next week. 7:30 p.m. at Pirate Theater, Matanzas High School. The One Act Play is entitled Mirrors, By John O’Brien. Directed by Matanzas Thespians President and Senior, Collin Sloan, this play, which scored impressively in several major play contests, begins with a man spending an ordinary evening in his ordinary home with his ordinary family. Then a psychiatrist enters. The man, it seems, is not at home but in a hospital. His family, we learn, is dead … or are they?

Friday, Saturday: The student production of “Fighting Demons,” by Flagler Palm Coast High School’s drama students, is staged at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and also at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Flagler Auditorium.

Saturday, Sunday: Community Cats of Palm Coast Yard Sale at 17 Fernham Lane in Palm Coast, just off Florida Park Drive. Proceeds support the rescue of cats and kittens in our community. On offer: many pet items, including a brand new dog house, a Bose surround sound system, light furniture, a working dryer, art works, electronics and clothes for $2 a bag.

Saturday, Sunday: Veteran’s Day Lacrosse Tournament at Indian Trails Sports Complext, starting at 9 a.m. each day. Hosted by Team Florida Lacrosse.

Saturday: Soccer: Flagler Palm Coast High School goes up against Matanzas High School on the soccer pitch, 5 p.m. junior varsity game, 7 p.m. varsity game, at Matanzas High.

city repertory theatreSunday: City Repertory Theatre fundraiser: 2 p.m. at CRT, at City Marketplace, Palm Coast. City Repertory Theatre presents a Staged Reading of N. Richard Nash’s “The Rainmaker,” featuring Annie Gaybis as Lizzie, a role made famous by Katherine Hepburn, and Peter Gutierrez as Starbuck (the Rainmaker) in the role Burt Lancaster made iconic. That impressive duo is surrounded by the talented veterans Jim Fellows (last season in SEX, DRUGS, ROCK AND ROLL), Bruce Popielarski (LARAMIE PROJECT, LINE) and Kip Taisey (Assistant Professor of Theater at Flagler College and featured performer at Seaside Music Theatre). Directed by John Sbordone. ​Tickets are just $30 for the event. Call 386-585-9415 and reserve you place today.

Saturday at the Flagler County Art League, Second Saturday Show Opening, with “Go Small,” an exhibit of miniature fine art–small enough to take home as a gift for the Holidays, along with “Drawings With a Live Model,” works created in one of the league’s classes. With a string quartet from the Flagler Youth Orchestra. The opening is free, starting at 6 p.m. at the league’s galleries at City Marketplace, 160 Cypress Point Parkway, Suite 207c. Call 986-4668 for more details.

Sunday: Palm Coast Elks Lodge #2709 Veterans Motorcycle Fun Run, starting at 8:30 a.m. at the Elks Lodge, 53 Old Kings Road N, Palm Coast. All riders are welcome. Form up at the Lodge at 8:30 am, kickstands up at 10:30 am. A $20 Donation per Bike, $10 Donation per additional Rider includes lunch at the Elks Lodge. Click here for a sign up form.

Sunday: Drone Races at Seminole Wood Park, starting at 10 a.m., 350 Sesame Boulevard, Palm Coast. The races include a 10:30 a.m. practice round and five race rounds of 150 minutes each. The event is part of the MultiGP Drone Racing series.

Sunday: Comedy Hypnosis Show, 4 p.m. at the Iralian American Club, 45 Old Kings rd N., Palm Coast. Help Kiwanis Club of Flagler County support the Children of Flagler. Enjoy dinner and a Show! YOU too can be included in the amazingly funny magical night of comedy. Rich Guzzi is a comedian that does hypnosis, not a hypnotist that does comedy; that is what ultimately sets his show apart from others.

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In Florida and in State Government:

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

No events of note.

–Compiled by the News Service of Florida and FlaglerLive

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

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. 16: Department of Juvenile Justice Council meeting, 9 a.m. at the Government Services Building. The Flagler council will discuss results of the 2016 Florida Youth Substance Abuse Survey, accessible here.
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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Palm Coast Construction and Development Progress Reports

The following is an update of ongoing permitting, construction and development projects in Palm Coast, through Nov. 10 (the city administration’s full week in review is here):

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