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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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May 28: The Flagler County Opioid Task Force meets at 6 p.m. at the Flagler County Public Library, 2500 Palm Coast Parkway. (note the venue change: it had previously been scheduled at the Government Services Building). The task force will meet the fourth Tuesday of every month at the library through November.
May 29: The Blue Power 2020 forum, hosted by Mike Cocchiola, who heads the Flagler County Democratic Party, meets at 12:30 p.m. at the Democrats' office, 2 Office Park Drive, Suite D, all welcome. The weekly forum is intended to discuss local, state and national issues and to develop action plans to influence policy.
May 30: Flagler Palm Coast High School and Matanzas High School hold graduation ceremonies at the Daytona Beach Ocean Center. Matanzas High School’s ceremony begins at 4 p.m. and Flagler Palm Coast High School’s starts at 7. Doors to the Ocean Center open one hour before the start of each ceremony. The student procession begins approximately 15 minutes prior to the start of the ceremony. Tickets for the ceremonies are free. However, both schools have a 10-ticket limit per student. There may be opportunities for additional tickets. Students will be notified and information is located on each school’s website. Parking passes are also available for pre-purchase. Parking is $5. security measures instituted last year will be in place this year. Please take note and be prepared before you head to the Ocean Center. There will be security checks before ticket holders are allowed entry into the ceremony. Watch livestreams of the ceremonies: Matanzas here, and FPC here.
May 31-June 1, 2 and 8: American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification Class – May 31-June 2 and June 8, Friday 5-6:30 p.m.; Saturdays and Sunday 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at Palm Coast Aquatics Center, 339 Parkview Drive. The American Red Cross Lifeguarding course provides entry-level knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies and to provide care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries, and sudden illnesses until emergency medical services (EMS) personnel take over. For ages 15 and up. Cost is $200 (includes CPR mask and certification fee). Registration required at www.parksandrec.fun/aquatics. More info: 386-986-4741.
June 1: The Palm Coast Arts Foundation hosts its First Saturday Creative Bazaar, an arts and crafts flea market. at 1500 Central Avenue in Town center. Arts foundation members and other vendors will have booths of goods for sale. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
June 1: 2nd Annual Neighbors Helping Neighbors Golf Benefit for Homeless Animals: Neighbors Helping Neighbors is a local group of business professionals coming together to raise money for the Halifax Humane Society. Join us for 18-holes of premiere golf at the legendary LPGA International Golf Club. Shot gun start at 8 a.m. Registration at 7. 1000 Champions Drive Daytona Beach. To download entry form, visit https://www.halifaxhumanesociety.org/events/index and then scroll down to the golf outing listing. Hole Sponsorship $100. Single Player $125. Lunch Provided. For more information contact Gus Schutt (386) 233-5302.
June 4: Daytona Tortugas Youth Baseball Clinic, 8:30 a.m-12 p.m. at Indian Trails Sports Complex, 5455 Belle Terre Pkwy., Palm Coast. The Daytona Tortugas will be teaching kids, ages 7-13, skills to improve their ball game in this coed baseball clinic. Grab your glove and bat and learn from the pros! Participants will receive a free ticket to a Daytona Tortugas game. $37/person. Registration required at www.parksandrec.fun/camps. More info: 386-986-2323.
June 4: The Hammock Community Association meets at 7:30 p.m. at the Hammock Community Center on MalaCompra Road, with County Attorney Al Hadeed as speaker, who will present a History of the Hammock Part II.
June 5: palm coast democratic clubThe Blue Power 2020 Action Forum, 12:30 p.m. at the Democrats' office, 2 Office Park Drive, Suite D. Come and join other progressive Democrats to discuss local, state and national issues, and propose actions to influence elected leaders. The Forum is open and informal and all opinions and ideas are welcomed. This is your opportunity to meet and lend your voice and knowledge to people who share your values. For more information, contact Mike Cocchiola, palmcoastdemocraticclub@gmail.com. The Blue Power forum meets every Wednesday.
June 7: Coffee Series: 9-10 a.m. at Palm Coast Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Pkwy. NE. This month’s topic: “The History and Development of Palm Coast” with Elaine Studnicki of the Palm Coast Historical Society. The event is free, but registration is required (while space available) by 9 a.m. June 5: www.parksandrec.fun/adults. More info: 386-986-2323.
June 7: Daytona State College holds another session in its strategic planning process for 2020-2023 and wants your ideas and insights about initiatives the college might pursue during that timeframe. The session is from 9 to 10 a.m. at DSC's Hosseini Center, in the ballroom, 1200 W. International Speedway Blvd. Daytona Beach. Interactive focus groups are scheduled on each campus, starting at the end of April and ending the second week of June. Faculty, staff, students and the public are invited to attend and participate. Plan to attend and share your vision for DSC’s future. To participate, bring your mobile device (cell phone, tablet, etc.). For more information, contact Dr. Karla Moore, (386) 506-3650, Karla.Moore@DaytonaState.edu; or John Brady, (386) 506-3837, John.Brady@DaytonaState.edu.
June 8: The 2019 Flagler County Republican Club's annual barbecue is scheduled from 4 to 9 p.m. at Caldwell Dairy Barn at the Florida Agricultural Museum, 7900 Old Kings Road, $20 per ticket, $35 for couples, with a live auction. Be sure to get your cookbook out and slip on your apron if you're taking part in the 3rd Annual Blue Ribbon Cake & Pie Contest. One of the most anticipated competitions of the year, bakers tempt celebrity judges with their skill and guests get to enjoy sampling the entries! Enjoy tours of the museum's grounds and historic buildings from 4-6 pm, followed by food, music and live auctions in the evening.
June 10-14: Tennis Summer Camp (Session 1) – Monday-Friday, 9 a.m-4pm. at Belle Terre Park, 339 Parkview Drive, Palm Coast. Tennis and so much more! Please come with athletic clothes and shoes, swimsuit (for the pool), water bottle, sunscreen, lunch, snacks and drinks. For ages 6-13 years. $175/week. Registration required at www.parksandrec.fun/camps. More info: 386-986-2550.
June 10: Daytona State College holds another session in its strategic planning process for 2020-2023 and wants your ideas and insights about initiatives the college might pursue during that timeframe. The session, the only one in Flagler, is from 9 to 11 a.m. at DSC's Student Center Building on the Palm Coast campus, Room 106. Interactive focus groups are scheduled on each campus, starting at the end of April and ending the second week of June. Faculty, staff, students and the public are invited to attend and participate. Plan to attend and share your vision for DSC’s future. To participate, bring your mobile device (cell phone, tablet, etc.). For more information, contact Dr. Karla Moore, (386) 506-3650, Karla.Moore@DaytonaState.edu; or John Brady, (386) 506-3837, John.Brady@DaytonaState.edu.




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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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