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Weekend Briefing: Evita, Family Fun Festival, Ballerina’s Tale, Farm-To-Table Dinner, Disaster Recovery

| September 29, 2017

Beauty of gnarls: The finger-painting work of fourth graders at McLaughlin Elementary School at the Standing Rock Reservation. Click on the image for larger view. (© FlaglerLive)

Beauty of gnarls: The finger-painting work of fourth graders at McLaughlin Elementary School at the Standing Rock Reservation in South Dakota. Click on the image for larger view. (© FlaglerLive)

Weekend: Partly cloudy and hot Friday, high near 90, cloudy Saturday and Sunday, with increasing chance of rain toward Sunday, highs in the 80s, lows in the 70s throughout. Details here.
Today’s document from the National Archives and the Astronomy Picture of the Day.
Today’s tides: at the beaches, at the Intracoastal Waterway.
Drought Index is at 205.
The OED’s Word of the Day: jasper, n.3.
The Live Community Calendar
Today’s jail bookings.

Today’s Briefing: Quick Links


henry david thoreau quotes“The past is only so heroic as we see it; it is the canvas on which our conception of heroism is painted, the dim prospectus of our future field. We are dreaming of what we are to do.”

–Thoreau, from his early Journals.

Previously:

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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.

The Sheriff’s daily incident reports and jail bookings are posted here.

Note: This is Banned Book Week. Read something daring. Defend freedom of expression.

Disaster Recovery: The Wickline Senior Center in Flagler Beach opens today and will remain open during business hours Friday and Saturday to enable residents to register with FEMA, and to register with local volunteers should residents need their houses cleaned of hurricane damage, flooding debris and the like. The Wickline Center is at 800 South Daytona Avenue.

wnzfOn Free For All Fridays on WNZF, host David Ayres welcomes Flagler Beach City Manager Larry Newsom, City Commissioner Kim Carney, and Flagler County government spokesperson Julie Murphy to provide Hurricane Irma recovery updates, along with Realtor Toby Tobin and county government planning director Adam Mengle, who’ll speak about the county’s housing issues. The chamber of commerce’s new president is also scheduled to make an appearance. All subject to change, and all starting with a commentary by FlaglerLive Editor Pierre Tristam on the sham of Palm Coast’s charter review process. Just after 9 a.m.

Friday: Indivisible Flagler joins a demonstration, United Against Hate, Racism and Violence, scheduled for 6 p.m. at the corner of International Speedway and Beach Street, Daytona Beach.

Friday, Saturday, Sunday: Evita, the musical, at the Flagler Playhouse: Evita tells of the life of charismatic political leader Eva Peron, who became the second wife of 1950s Argentine President, Juan Peron. With powerful music by Andrew Lloyd Weber and lyrics by Tim Rice, this wonderful musical follows Evita’s early life, her rise to power, and her death at age 33. The show features that most magnificent showstopper, Don’t Cry For Me, Argentina. Friday and Saturday performances begin at 7:30 pm. Doors open at 7 pm. Sunday performance begins at 2 pm. Doors open at 1:30 pm. Tickets are $25. 301 E. Moody Blvd. Bunnell. Box Office: 386-586-0773 or see the website, www.flaglerplayhouse.com.

Friday: The Young Professional Group of Flagler County, an organization under the Flagler County Chamber of Commerce, hosts a Farm-to-Table Dinner, presented by the Florida Farm Bureau of Flagler County. Produce and proteins from our local farms will be artfully prepared by local chefs. The event will take place at WP Rawl & Jankowski Farms in Bunnell starting at 6:30 p.m. The event is a fundraiser for youth programs in Flagler County, divvied up between the YPG’s own Youth Leadership Flagler program, the local Future Farmers of America and 4-H Youth Development programs and the high school culinary programs. All are invited. Tickets are $100 per person. Price includes five-course meal, open bar and live entertainment. There are a limited number of seats being sold. Please register online at www.flaglerchamber.org.

Friday: MetCare’s Dancing through the Decades, a dinner dance to raise funds to benefit the Council on Aging (COA) and Volusia and Flagler County seniors served through programs including Meals on Wheels, Respite and COA Senior Activity Centers. Guests should dress representing their favorite music decade for even more fun. The Ocean Center will present an elegant buffet dinner, and there will be a free photo booth for quick photos. Free valet parking will make getting into the dance a breeze. Tickets are $25 per person; a table of eight can be reserved with full payment in advance. For more information or tickets, visit www.coavolusia.org or call 386-253-470, ext. 211.

Saturday: Free screening of “A Ballerina’s Tale,” the incredible rise of Misty Copeland, first black principal dancer of the American Ballet Theatre. The screening, by the Palm Coast Arts Foundation, is rescheduled to this date after its postponement during Hurricane Irma: At Pirates Theater at Matanzas High School, doors open at 11:30 a.m. Remember there are no tickets for this free screening, however, we are asking those who wish to attend to call and reserve a seat 386-225-4394 or email: info@palmcoastartsfoundation.com

Saturday: Native Plant ID Hike at Washington Oaks: Celebrate National Public Lands Day at Washington Oaks! Join us for a hike as we learn to identify the native plants which shaped the Old Florida landscape. Hike is included with park entry. Participants can meet in the Bella Vista Parking Lot. Please bring water and bug spray, and wear comfortable hiking shoes. Hike will be approximately 1.5-2 miles. 10 a.m., Washington Oaks Gardens State Park, 6400 North Oceanshore Blvd., Palm Coast.

Sunday: st thomas festivalAnnual Family Faith Fun Festival, 1 to 4 p.m. at St. Thomas Episcopal Church 5400 Belle Terre in Palm Coast. Games, prizes, raffles, a cakewalk, dunk tank, photo booth, food, face painting, music and more! Free event and open to the public of all faiths or no faith. See a video of last year’s event.

Announcements:

In Florida and in State Government:

Note: Some proceedings below can be followed live on the Florida Channel. Most legislative proceedings can be followed through the Senate or House websites.

UF TRUSTEES HOLD RETREAT: The University of Florida Board of Trustees is scheduled to continue a two-day retreat in Miami-Dade County. (Friday, 8 a.m., Hyatt Regency Coral Gables, 50 Alhambra Plaza, Coral Gables.)

FRESEN SENTENCED: Former state Rep. Erik Fresen, R-Miami, is scheduled to be sentenced in federal court after pleading guilty in April to a charge of failing to file a tax return in 2012. (Friday, 9 a.m., Wilkie D. Ferguson United States Courthouse, 400 North Miami Ave., Miami.)

RODRIGUES APPEARS AT TIGER BAY: House Majority Leader Ray Rodrigues, R-Estero, is slated to speak about medical marijuana during a meeting of the Tiger Bay Club of Southwest Florida. (Friday, noon, The Marina at Edison Ford, 2360 West First St., Fort Myers.)

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Dec. 11: Wetlands restoration: The St. Johns River Water Management District Board meets starting at 9 a.m. with a Finance, Audit and Administration Committee, then at 11 a.m. with the full board, which will hear an update on the controversial wetlands restoration project planned for the area along the Intracoastal Waterway near Flagler Beach, with possible action on the item. See FlaglerLive's previous coverage here, here and here.
Dec. 12: dinner with santa at fpcDinner with Santa at Flagler Palm Coast High School: Now in its 10th year, and for just $3 per person, you can enjoy a pasta dinner with salad and dessert, there'll be a holiday craft station for children, and photo opportunities with Santa, Elsa and Anna. Santa arrives at 6 p.m. The event is from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the FPC cafeteria, 5500 East Highway 100, Palm Coast. All proceeds go to FPC students whose families are in need. Click on the poster to see it larger.
Dec. 13: Evening at the Whitney Lecture Series: Ruth Francis-Floyd, director of the University of Florida Aquatic Animal Health Program, will be the guest speaker for the final talk in the fall Evenings at Whitney lecture series. Her talk is titled “Ecosystem Challenges in Florida: The Diadema Story (a case study…).” Lectures and parking are free and registration or reservations are not necessary. The event is at 7 p.m. at Center for Marine Studies, Lohman Auditorium, 9505 Ocean Shore Blvd., St. Augustine, Florida. For further details, call (904) 461-4000.
Dec. 14-16: Christmas Classic Radio Show: "It's a Wonderful Life," Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m., at The Flagler Playhouse, 301 E. Moody Blvd., Bunnell. Call the box office at 386-586-0773 or visit the website for tickets here. The Christmas Classic Radio Show, It's a Wonderful Life reworks the classic holiday film starring Jimmy Stewart and is set in a 1940s radio studio with a cast of five actors playing multiple roles and creating sound effects. They tell George Bailey's story of redemption, renewal and rejuvenation. This show is NOT part of our regular subscription season. Tickets for this show are $25.
Dec. 15: Grieving through the holidays: Vitas Healthcare and Calvary Christian Center in vite you to reconnect with the holiday spirit in a supportive workshop, offering creative ways to honor memories and rediscover your resilience during this time of year. All sessions are free, open to the public, and held at the International House of Pancakes, in a private dining area, 212 Palm Coast Parkway, 1030 a.m. to noon. Contact Chaplain Carmen at 386/843-8794.
Dec. 15: The Hammock Community Association hosts a holiday party from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Hammock Community Center, 79 Mala Compra Road, in the Hammock. Live entertainment. $5 per person. Bring pot luck finger food. Bring your own drinks. We'll have coffee and some soda. $100 raffle tickets being sold. Each $100 ticket gives you a 6 in 200 chance to win a big money prize; Call Marge Rooyakkers at (386) 246-3767 or email petmom877@gmail.com. The drawing will be held at 6:30 pm on Saturday Dec 8 at the original Hammock Wine and Cheese on A1A. You don't need to attend to win, but door prizes will be given only to attendees. Prizes Include:
Six cash prizes totaling $8250 if all tickets are sold.
Dec. 15: Free Cup of Tea and Social Saturday: Stop by A Scent to Remember to enjoy a free cup of loose leaf tea by Flagler Tea Company, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. A different tea is featured each week. If you want to try something different, you can ask for a cup to brew the tea of your liking. 208B. S. Central Ave., Flagler Beach. 386-631-3692, oils@ascenttoremember.net
Dec. 15: The Palm Coast Annual Holiday Boat Parade, hosted by the Palm Coast Yacht Club, holds its 36th edition at 6 p.m., departing from the Cimmaron Basin south on the Intracoastal Waterway, turning at the Grand Haven gazebo back to the Club House Waterway. The Parade will be escorted by boats from the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office, Tow Boat US, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, and the Palm Coast Auxiliary of the U.S. Coast Guard. Mayor Milissa Holland will serve as the parade’s Grand Marshall. Hundreds of spectators are expected to line the ICW cheering the boats on. Last year's parade drew some 40 boats, a record. For registration forms, boat captains are urged to contact Parade Captain Robert Ulis at 386-283-5166 or theulises@att.net. Forms are also available at the Palm Coast Yacht Club website at www.palmcoastyachtclub.com. Boats must be decorated and registered to participate. There are no entry fees. Membership in the Palm Coast Yacht Club is not required.
Dec. 17: A week-long trial is scheduled before Circuit Judge Terence Perkins in the case of Michael Bowling, the 47-year-old Palm Coast man facing charges of molestation of 15-year-old girl during a sleep-over at her Bowling's daughter's house. Bowling also faces rape charges involving his own daughter. That trial would take place next year. Jury selection begins Monday at 9 a.m. in Courtroom 401 at the Flagler County courthouse. See the background story here.
Dec. 20: the inspired micThe Inspired Mic, Palm Coast’s most daring and unpredictable open mic event, is scheduled for its monthly edition at its new venue at the Hidden Treasures Restaurant, 820 Moody Ln, Flagler Beach. Each month some of the most creative, innovative performances a person could ever hope to experience take place at The Inspired Mic. 14 presenters each month pull out slices of talent and genius to entertain the audience. Each presenter gets 7 minutes to present on a very eclectic blend of their genius. Hidden Treasures Restaurant, 820 Moody Ln, Flagler Beach (under the bridge). Doors open at 6 p.m. and presenters begin at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $12.50 advance, available at theinspiredmicus.com, or $15 at the door. The ticket includes one drink and entry into a drawing with a prize of $25 cash or a $50 gift certificate to The Hidden Treasures.
Dec. 20: A celebration of the life of the late artist Richard Schreiner, who died in 2012, and his wife Arlene, who died this year, is scheduled from 4 to 7 p.m. at Salvo Art Project, 802 E Moody Blvd, Bunnell, with paintings never-before seen, Schriner's sketchbooks, his dissertation and other artifacts, food, music and stories. All invited.
Dec. 22: Free Cup of Tea and Social Saturday: Stop by A Scent to Remember to enjoy a free cup of loose leaf tea by Flagler Tea Company, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. A different tea is featured each week. If you want to try something different, you can ask for a cup to brew the tea of your liking. 208B. S. Central Ave., Flagler Beach. 386-631-3692, oils@ascenttoremember.net





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Palm Coast Construction and Development Progress Reports

Updates of ongoing permitting, construction and development projects in Palm Coast usually run here, along with a link to the city’s Week in Review. But the Week in Review, under the guise of being modernized, has become flashier and power-point like while becoming less substantive and dumbed down. We may or may not link to it in future.

Road and Interstate Construction:

Cultural Coda:

Andras Schiff Performs All Six of Bach’s French Suites

Previous Codas:

  • Paul Lewis plays Schubert’s Piano Sonata No. 20 in A Major, Andantino

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