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Weekend Briefing: Domestic Violence Summit, Legislative Delegation, [Title Of Show] at CRT, Blessing of the Animals

| October 20, 2017

Sunday marks the 55th anniversary of the beginning of the Cuban missile crisis in 1962, when President Kennedy, above, demanded the removal of Soviet missiles from Cuba.

Sunday marks the 55th anniversary of the beginning of the Cuban missile crisis in 1962, when President Kennedy, above, demanded the removal of Soviet missiles from Cuba.

Weekend: Unsettled, partly to mostly cloudy with 40 percent chance of showers on Friday, 30 percent on Saturday, 50 percent on Sunday, highs in the low 80s, lows in the low 70s. 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.
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The OED’s Word of the Day: recubation, n..
The Live Community Calendar
Today’s jail bookings.

Today’s Briefing: Quick Links


“I’d admit that there’s no guide that explains exactly what it’s like to lead and that no one gets it right the first time. You don’t mess up a couple times and then skip your way to success. You mess up, get a little closer to achieving something, and then make another mistake that puts you steps back again. Sometimes you make the same mistake twice. Sometimes you feel like you want to give up. Sometimes you go to bed crying. These are the things I wish someone had told me when I was first starting out. They’re things I wish more leaders would get comfortable acknowledging. Because let’s face it, leadership is really, really hard. And I’ve learned that if it’s not hard, chances are you’re doing it right.”

–Kristen Hadeed, from “Permission To Screw Up” (Penguin, 2017).

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.

Friday: Palm Coast native and Flagler Palm Coast High School graduate Kristen Hadeed is on NBC’s Today show this morning to promote her first book, “Permission To Screw Up” (Penguin), an account of her building up her company, Student Maid, through a series of tribulations and to solid success.

wnzfFree For All Fridays on WNZF: Host David Ayres welcomes Roy Sieger, the director of the Flafgler County Executive Airport, among others, starting a little after 9 a.m.

Friday: The Flagler County Sheriff’s task force on domestic violence reveals its recommendations in a follow-up summit at the Hilton Garden Inn in Palm Coast, 1 p.m. Sheriff Rick Staly convened the task force in June and gave it three or four months to come up with recommendations to tackle a domestic violence crisis in the county. See the story here.

Friday: The Flagler County Legislative Delegation, made up of State Representative Paul Renner and Senator Travis Hutson, will hear public testimony on general issues, legislation, local bills and appropriations. Palm Coast Council Chamber, 160 Lake Avenue, Palm Coast. To be placed on the agenda contact Danielle Curbow with Senator Hutson’s Office (386) 446-7644 Curbow.Danielle@flsenate.gov.

Friday, Saturday, Sunday: “[title of show]” at City Repertory Theatre. This 2006 Obie winner is a musical about the creation of a musical. With music and lyrics by Jeff Bowen and book by Hunter Bell, the cheekily titled show chronicles their struggles to create a work to enter in the New York Musical Theatre Festival. Just as cheekily, the duo say their work is “a postmodern homage to the grand tradition of backstage musicals like ‘Babes in Arms,’ ‘Kiss Me, Kate’ and ‘A Chorus Line.’ ” Starring Caitlin Eriser, Frank Anello, Phillipa Rose and Beau Wade. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. $25 adults, $15 students. Buy tickets here.

Friday: AARP Driver Safety Program, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Frieda Zamba Pool Classroom, 339 Parkview Drive, Palm Coast. The nation’s first and largest classroom course for motorists ages 50 and older. This one-day course identifies ways that older drivers can compensate for the physical changes that occur as they age and helps older drivers update their driving knowledge and skills. Fees are $20/session ($15/session for AARP members). To register, contact AARP representative Karen Zimmerman at 386-585-4116.

Friday: Lunch N’ Lecture Series, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Palm Coast City Hall, 160 Lake Ave. This month: “Insider Secrets to Affordable Life Insurance, even with Health Problems” with Jimmy McMillan. The lecture and lunch are free, but pre-registration is required (while space available) at www.palmcoastgov.com/register. More info: 386-986-2323.

Friday: Belle Terre Elementary Fall Festival, 5 p.m., 5545 Belle Terre Pkwy, Palm Coast.

Friday: Buddy Taylor Middle School’s Hallowbash Dance in the school cafeteria, 6:30 p.m., 4500 Belle Terre Pkwy, Palm Coast.

Saturday: Belle Terre Swim & Racquet Club Fall Open House, 11 a.m. 73 Patricia Dr, Palm Coast.

Saturday: Blessing of the Animals: All animals, big and small, will be blessed during a ceremony held in the church’s parking lot behind Fellowship Hall. St Mark by the Sea Lutheran Church, 303 Palm Coast Pkwy, 2 p.m.

Saturday: Roma Court Academy Trunk or Treat Extravaganza, come dressed in your best Halloween costume, 515 Palm Coast Parkway SW, 4 p.m.

Saturday: A signature event for Homecoming 2017, Daytona State College’s second annual 5K Family Fun Walk/Run starts promptly at 8 a.m. from the new soccer stadium. The campus 5K welcomes everyone to come out and kick off the weekend with an active venture around the Daytona Beach Campus. Participants receive a race t-shirt and finishing medal, while supplies last. Pre-registration is easy online; it’s $30 per person ($35 day of race), students – $15, children under 10 years – FREE. Proceeds benefit student scholarships. Registration begins at 7:15 a.m.

Saturday: Bethune Cookman University Homecoming Eve Party, in the Ocean Center’s Ballroom in Daytona Beach.

flagler county democratic executive committeeSunday: The Flagler County Democratic Party Invites all local Democrats and others to attend a special event to honor past and current Democratic Office holders and community leaders, with a special message from Sen. Bill Nelson. The BBQ will be held from 3-6 pm at the African American Cultural Society, 4422 N. U.S. Highway 1 and will feature a Barbecue Pork Dinner, Silent Dessert Auction, cash bar and live music. Tickets are $25 each.To reserve tickets, click on the “Find Tickets” link in the Ticket Information section above or send a check payable to FCDEC to 2 Office Park Drive, Suite D, Palm Coast.

Sunday: Books and BBQ Family Fun to support the Josh Crews Writing project in Flagler County schools, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Woody’s BBQ in Flagler Plaza, Palm Coast, with $10 pulled pork plates. Portions of the proceeds go to the writing project.

Sunday: Florida Chamber Music Concerts. Join the Florida Chamber Music Project for a remarkable fifth season of the finest chamber music at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, 1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach. General Admission Seating, $25 a ticket. Contact: 904/209-0399. Time of the concert: 3 p.m. Gates open at 2 p.m. Today’s concert program: Weber’s Quintet for Clarinet and Strings in B flat, “Fantasia” Adagio ma non troppo, “Rondo” Allegro giocoso and Brahm’s Quintet for Clarinet and Strings in B minor, “Opus 115” with guest artist Peter Wright, clarinet.

Announcements:

veterans wall supervisor's officeFrom the Flagler County Supervisor of Elections to Veterans:

“Calling all Flagler County service members, active duty or retired: We need your photo to fill this Veteran’s Wall in time for Veteran’s Day! Help us honor veterans of Flagler County by covering this Veteran’s Wall with photos. Only one month until Veteran’s Day on November 11, 2017.” – Kaiti Lenhart, Flagler County Supervisor of Elections

Veteran’s Day is a month away and we hope to Cover The Wall at the Supervisor’s office in honor of Flagler County veterans. Any registered voter in Flagler County who has served in the US Armed Forces may provide a service photo for display on the Veteran’s Wall in the Elections Office lobby. The following information will accompany the photo:

Service Member Name
Dates of Service
Branch of Service

We need your photo to fill this wall by November 11, 2017. Contact the Elections Office for more information at (386) 313-4170 or visit www.FlaglerElections.com

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.

ETHICS COMMISSION MEETS: The Florida Commission on Ethics is scheduled to meet. (Friday, 8:30 a.m., 1st District Court of Appeal, 2000 Drayton Dr., Tallahassee.)

PUTNAM SPEAKS AT ORLANDO TIGER BAY: Agriculture Commissioner Adam, a Republican candidate for governor, is scheduled to speak to the Tiger Bay Club of Central Florida. (Friday, 9 a.m., Country Club of Orlando, 1601 Country Club Dr., Orlando.)

ST. JOHNS DELEGATION MEETS: The St. Johns County legislative delegation, made up of Sen. Travis Hutson, R-St. Augustine, Rep. Paul Renner, R-Palm Coast, and Rep. Cyndi Stevenson, R-Saint Johns, will meet in preparation for the 2018 session. (Friday, 9 a.m., St. Johns County Auditorium, 500 San Sebastian View, St. Augustine.)

UNEMPLOYMENT NUMBERS RELEASED: The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity is scheduled to release September unemployment numbers. (Friday, 10 a.m.)

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

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Aug. 21: The Palm Coast City Council meets at 9 a.m. at City Hall in Town Center. The council is expected to approve an "innovation" agreement with Coastal Cloud, the Palm Coast firm and approve a lease for construction of a cell tower at 1290 Belle Terre Parkway, among other items.
Aug. 21: The Flagler County School Board meets in workshop at 1 p.m. in Room 3 on the third floor of the Government Services Building, Bunnell. The board will discuss "branding" and communications. The board meets again at 6 p.m. in regular session.
Aug. 21: The Bunnell City Commission meets at 6 p.m. for a workshop to interview two of four candidates for city manager: Phyliss Marshall-Hartman at 6 p.m. and Alvin jackson at 7 p.m. This will be Jackson's second interview. See Marshall-Hartman's resume here, and Jackson's here.
Aug. 21: The Bunnell Planning Board meets in the Bunnell Conference Room in Building 1 at City Hall (note the venue change) at 6 p.m.
Aug. 21: Flagler County Historic Bus Tour, 9:30 a.m. starting from Holden House Museum in Bunnell, 204 East Moody Blvd. Discover the many historic and interesting sites in Flagler County on this one hundred mile bus tour led by local historian Bill Ryan. Relax and cool off on a comfortable air conditioned bus while uncovering the hidden history of Palm Coast and the Flagler Beaches. Tours will depart promptly at 10 a.m., include a lunch stop at the historic Bull Creek Fish Camp restaurant (lunch not included in tour price) and normally return to Holden House at approximately 2:30 p.m. Tours begin at Holden House Museum in Bunnell. There is ample parking here on West Side lot of Holden House Museum. West side is towards US1. Please park on the west side of Holden House. You should arrive in the parking lot between 9:30 for check-in. There is a briefing at the History Annex (Behind Holden House) The tour will depart promptly at 10:00 in an air conditioned Flagler Transport bus. Tours will depart promptly at 10 a.m. and include a lunch stop at the historic Bull Creek Fish Camp restaurant (lunch not included in tour price) and normally return to Holden House approximately 2:30 p.m. Tours are normally scheduled once each month, and are subject to availability. There is a fee of $20.00 per person. Planned comfort stops are scheduled. These tours are becoming very popular and reservations are required. Please call 386-439-5003 to make reservations.
Aug. 21: Food Truck Tuesdays, 5-8 p.m. at Central Park in Town Center, 975 Central Ave, Palm Coast. Purchase and enjoy delicious cuisine available from food trucks situated along Park Street next to Central Park, and enjoy free entertainment. This month’s beneficiary is Walk to End Alzheimer’s. More info: www.palmcoast.gov.com/foodtruck or call 386-986-2323.
Aug. 21: Couch to 5K Challenge sponsored by Florida Hospital Flagler, every Tuesday and Thursday through Oct. 11, 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Palm Coast Community Center Trail Head, 305 Palm Coast Pkwy. This group training and exercise program does not require any running experience. It is designed to encourage, motivate and challenge the individual to compete with his/her peers. The final goal is to run the Pink Army 5K on Oct. 14. Stop being a couch potato and sign up today! Please wear running shoes and dress to be outside. Registration includes race registration into the Pink Army 5K. $50/person that includes Pink Army 5K registration. Pre-registration required at www.palmcoastgov.com/register. More info: 386-986-2323.
Aug. 22: The Flagler County Canvassing Board meets at 10 a.m. at the Supervisor of Elections Office, Government Services Building, 1769 E. Moody Boulevard, Building 2, Suite 101. The agenda: Canvass of Vote-By-Mail Ballots.
Aug. 22: The Flagler County Economic Opportunity Advisory Council meets at 9 a.m. in board chambers at the Government Services Building, Bunnell.
Aug. 22: What is a Smart Community? The Flagler County Chamber of Commerce hosts an educational event aimed at showcasing components that make up a smart community. Learn about the technology movement that is shaping our community for the future. From transporation and utility systems to innovations in our business community, hear what our local civic, business and community leaders are implementing to make Flagler County a Smart Community. The event will begins with a keynote presentation by Jeff Sheffield, Executive Director for the North Florida Transporation Planning Organization about Smart City technologies and will include a panel discussion featuring representatives from Flagler's cities, all starting at 10:30 a.m. at the Palm Coast Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Pkwy. Individual seats: Member rate: $40, non-member rate, $50. Table of ten: $375 for members, $500 for non-members. Contact the Chamber's Heather Edwards, 386-437-0106.
Aug. 22: A meeting of the Compassionate Friends is scheduled at the Vitas Office at 4 North Old Kings Road (across from Kentucky Fried Chicken) in Palm Coast. The meeting begins at 5:30 p.m. The Compassionate Friends, a nonprofit self-help bereavement support organization for families that have experienced the death of a child. The meeting is open to all parents, grandparents, and siblings over age 18 who has suffered the loss of a child of any age. For more information, call John Brady at 610-428-3139. To learn more about The Compassionate Friends, visit their national website at www.compassionatefriends.org.
Aug. 22: The Flagler County Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with the Chamber’s Economic Alliance Council host a “What is a Smart Community?” Luncheon from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Palm Coast Community Center. It's $40 for Chamber members or a table of ten for $375. The program will include a keynote presentation from Jeff Sheffield, Executive Director for the North Florida Transportation Planning Organization about integrating smart technologies to optimize efficiencies of city operations, transportation systems, water systems, hospitals, schools and other community services. Helga van Eckert, executive director for the Flagler County Department of Economic Opportunity will moderate a panel discussion that will include the cities of Bunnell, Flagler Beach and Palm Coast as well as Flagler County government on how these municipalities are implementing smart technologies.
Aug. 23: Collective Bargaining Contract Negotiations between Flagler County Professional Firefighters Assoc., the firefighters' union, and county government, Government Services Complex, 1769 E. Moody Blvd, Bldg, 2. Financial Services Conf. Room, 9 a.m.
Aug. 23: The Beautification and Environmental Advisory Committee meets at 5 p.m. at City Hall in Town Center. The committee will discuss pond mowing and the planned roundabout at Matanzas Woods Parkway and U.S. 1.
Aug. 23: Couch to 5K Challenge sponsored by Florida Hospital Flagler, every Tuesday and Thursday through Oct. 11, 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Palm Coast Community Center Trail Head, 305 Palm Coast Pkwy. This group training and exercise program does not require any running experience. It is designed to encourage, motivate and challenge the individual to compete with his/her peers. The final goal is to run the Pink Army 5K on Oct. 14. Stop being a couch potato and sign up today! Please wear running shoes and dress to be outside. Registration includes race registration into the Pink Army 5K. $50/person that includes Pink Army 5K registration. Pre-registration required at www.palmcoastgov.com/register. More info: 386-986-2323.
Aug. 23: Farm Swap and Music Jam at the Florida Agricultural Museum, 7900 Old Kings Rd. North, Palm Coast, FL 32137, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Farm Fresh Fruits and Veggies, Arts and Crafts, Ready to eat things, Flea Market, Local Musicians and More. Contact Gail Carson, Gail@floridaagmuseum.org
Aug. 23: Live Trivia at Moonrise Brewing Company, 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., European Village, 101 Palm Harbor Parkway, Palm Coast. $70 in gift cards.
Aug. 24: Ocean Art Gallery, late of Flagler Beach, re-opens in Ormond Beach in a 3,000 square-foot space with a grand opening at 5 p.m. at 197 East Granada Boulevard in Granada Plaza. It's an evening of art, friends, live music, refreshments and plenty of free parking right in front.
Aug. 24: Football: Matanzas High School v. Flagler Palm Coast High School, at Matanzas, 7 p.m.
Aug. 25: Surfers for Autism Festival, Flagler Beach Pier, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Aug. 25: Fantasy Football League, 11 a.m. at the Palm Coast Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Pkwy. NE. Participate in Palm Coast Parks & Recreation’s first-ever Fantasy Football League, which will run through December! Must be present for the draft at 11 a.m. Aug. 25. Ages 16 and up. $15/person. Sign up at www.palmcoastgov.com/register.
Aug. 25: Yoga on the Beach at 9 a.m. at Old Salt Park, off 16th Road: Unroll your mat on the beach with Melissa Byram of Meditation Mama Yoga for an hour of yoga bliss! Join us for a fun and relaxing experience on the beach culminating in an extended savasana with delicious lemongrass essential oil cold cloths! All experience levels welcome! $10 drop in fee, bring your mat, towel, and water, we’ll bring the rest.
Aug. 25: "Black & White," a new show, opens at Blue Fine Art Gallery with a free reception, 6 p.m. at Marvin's Garden, 4601 E Moody Blvd, unit B8, Bunnell.
Aug. 25: Moonrise Brewing Company's Monthly Comedy Night with comedians Joe Kelly, Skratch With-A-K, Romaine Charles, Michelle Keith, J-Paw hosted by Paul Jensen. Laugh and enjoy Palm Coast's only locally brewed beer and farm-to-table style food menu. European Village, 101 Palm Harbor Parkway, Palm Coast, 8 to 10 p.m.
Aug. 26: Moonrise at the Beach: Join us for a moonrise at the beach at 7:45 p.m. p.m. You will learn fun and interesting facts about the moon and our coastal ecosystem. Enjoy the spectacular view! Bring binoculars and a camera for beautiful photo opportunities. All ages are welcome, minors must be accompanied by an adult. This event is subject to cancellation due to weather conditions. We will be meeting at the beachside pavilion on the east side of the park. Event is free with $5-per-carload park admission. Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area 3100 S Oceanshore Blvd, Flagler Beach.Any questions, please contact the Ranger Station at (386) 517-2086.
Aug. 27: Fall semester classes begin at Daytona State College.
Aug. 27: The Flagler County Stamp and Coin Club meets at 4:30 p.m. at the VFW Post 8696 47 N. Old Kings Road. From 4:30 - 6 p.m. the time is used for buying, selling and trading stamps and coins. The club meeting starts at 6 p.m. and ends at 7:30. There is a live auction of stamps and coins at the end of the meeting. The club is open for members, the general public, and all who are interested in stamp and coin collecting and investing. Free stamps and coin evaluations at all our meetings. The club is the only non-profit Stamp and Coin Club in Flagler County. For more information please visit the club's web site http://www.stampandcoinclub.com.
Aug. 28: Primary election day. Polling locations in Flagler open at 7 a.m., close at 7 p.m.
Aug. 28: The Flagler County Canvassing Board meets at noon and again at 6 p.m. at the Supervisor of Elections Office, Government Services Building, 1769 E. Moody Boulevard, Building 2, Suite 101. The agenda: Canvass of Vote-By-Mail Ballots. The board meets again at 7 p.m. to reveal unofficial election results.
Aug. 28: Couch to 5K Challenge sponsored by Florida Hospital Flagler, every Tuesday and Thursday through Oct. 11, 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Palm Coast Community Center Trail Head, 305 Palm Coast Pkwy. This group training and exercise program does not require any running experience. It is designed to encourage, motivate and challenge the individual to compete with his/her peers. The final goal is to run the Pink Army 5K on Oct. 14. Stop being a couch potato and sign up today! Please wear running shoes and dress to be outside. Registration includes race registration into the Pink Army 5K. $50/person that includes Pink Army 5K registration. Pre-registration required at www.palmcoastgov.com/register. More info: 386-986-2323.
Aug. 29: A pre-trial is scheduled at 1:30 p.m. in the case of Eric Cooley, the Flagler Beach Commissioner who faces a misdemeanor battery charge, before County Judge Melissa Moore-Stens in Courtroom 404 at the Flagler County courthouse. Cooley pleaded not guilty. (Case 2018MM867).
Aug. 29: Women’s Equality Day: American Association of University Women, Flagler County Branch, celebrates Women's Equality Day (the 98th anniversary of women winning the vote in the United States) at 1 p.m. at the Flagler County Public Library, 2500 Palm Coast Parkway, with a discussion of proposed constitutional amendments on the November ballot, and a presentation by Patricia Ross, president of AAUW Florida. The event is open to all.
Aug. 30: The Judicial Nominating Commission for the 7th Judicial Circuit meets at the Volusia County Courthouse Annex, Courtroom 10 (on the third floor), 125 E. Orange Avenue, Daytona Beach, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. to interview, at 20-minute intervals, 15 candidates who have applied to be appointed in place of former Circuit Judge Scott DuPont, who was ordered off the bench in June by the Supreme Court. The interviews are open to the public. See the interview schedule and the names of those to be interviewed here. The 7th Judicial Circuit covers Flagler, Volusia, Putnam and St. Johns.
Aug. 30: The Flagler County Canvassing Board meets at 5:15 p.m. at the Supervisor of Elections Office, Government Services Building, 1769 E. Moody Boulevard, Building 2, Suite 101. The agenda: Canvass of Provisional Ballots, Official Results, Certification.
Aug. 30: Couch to 5K Challenge sponsored by Florida Hospital Flagler, every Tuesday and Thursday through Oct. 11, 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Palm Coast Community Center Trail Head, 305 Palm Coast Pkwy. This group training and exercise program does not require any running experience. It is designed to encourage, motivate and challenge the individual to compete with his/her peers. The final goal is to run the Pink Army 5K on Oct. 14. Stop being a couch potato and sign up today! Please wear running shoes and dress to be outside. Registration includes race registration into the Pink Army 5K. $50/person that includes Pink Army 5K registration. Pre-registration required at www.palmcoastgov.com/register. More info: 386-986-2323.
Aug. 30: Farm Swap and Music Jam at the Florida Agricultural Museum, 7900 Old Kings Rd. North, Palm Coast, FL 32137, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Farm Fresh Fruits and Veggies, Arts and Crafts, Ready to eat things, Flea Market, Local Musicians and More. Contact Gail Carson, Gail@floridaagmuseum.org
Aug. 31: The Flagler County Drug Court Steering Committee meeting is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. in Courtroom 401 at the Flagler County courthouse.
Aug. 31: Healthcare Provider course: 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Palm Coast Fire Station 25, 1250 Belle Terre Pkwy., Palm Coast. This basic life support program for healthcare providers course provides the ability to recognize several life-threatening emergencies, administer CPR, use an AED, and relieve choking in a safe, effective and timely manner. Examples of those who may need this certification are: EMS personnel, physician assistants, dentists, nurses, respiratory therapists and others. All must have a credential (card) documenting successful completion of a CPR course. $65/person with pre-registration required by 9 a.m., Aug. 28. Sign up at www.palmcoastgov.com/cpr. More info: cprcertification@palmcoastgov.com or 386-986-2300.
Sept. 1: Yoga on the Beach at 9 a.m. at Old Salt Park, off 16th Road: Unroll your mat on the beach with Melissa Byram of Meditation Mama Yoga for an hour of yoga bliss! Join us for a fun and relaxing experience on the beach culminating in an extended savasana with delicious lemongrass essential oil cold cloths! All experience levels welcome! $10 drop in fee, bring your mat, towel, and water, we’ll bring the rest.
Sept. 4: chess on the porch humidor palm coastChess on the Porch (and backgammon): The Humidor at European Village hosts an open chess evening starting at 6 p.m. Anyone and everyone welcome. Bring your chessboard if you have one. Great beer and wine, plus cigars. 101 Palm Harbor Pkwy, Palm Coast. Call 386.445.2221.
Sept. 4: The Community Chorus of Palm Coast begins rehearsals for the winter concert. Weekly Tuesday night rehearsals start at 6:30 p.m. and are held at Trinity Presbyterian Church located at 156 Florida Park Drive. Contact President Jeff McKay at 386-451-6145 or visit our website for more information www.communitychorusofpalmcoast.org.
Sept. 5-6: Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety CommissionThe Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Commission meets at 8:30 a.m. for the first of two days in the fifth of seven sets of two-day meetings, with such meetings scheduled every month through November. he Florida Channel will be broadcasting the meeting and will be streaming it live here. You may submit your public comments here.
Sept. 5: Flagler County Supervisor of Elections Kaiti Lenhart speaks to the Flagler County Republican Club about the upcoming General Election and the Constitutional and local amendments up for consideration, Palm Coast Community Center, 6 p.m.
Sept. 6: The Flagler County Canvassing Board meets at 9 a.m. at the Supervisor of Elections Office, Government Services Building, 1769 E. Moody Boulevard, Building 2, Suite 101. The agenda: Manual post-audit.
Sept. 7, 8, 9: Neil Simon's "California Suite," at the Daytona Playhouse, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m., Adults $20, Seniors 55 and up, $18, Youths 18 and under $8. Address: 100 Jessamine Blvd., Daytona Beach, or see directions here. Buy tickets online here. Box office: 386-255-2431.
Sept. 8-9: The Palm Coast Arts Foundation hosts a two-day forum festival to mark the importance of the arts in co,mmunity loife, with talks, movies, music and other activities, starting at 11 a.m. each day at the Palm Coast Arts Foundation's grounds, 1500 Central Avenue in Palm Coast's Town Center. email info@palmcoastartsfoundation.com or call 386/225-4394 to reserve your seats.
Sept. 8: Pocket Change is the featured act at the free Midtown Motown Concert series at Cypress Park at the Midtown Cultural & Educational Center in Daytona Beach from 7 to 9 p.m., with Cypress Pool open for free swimming until 9 p.m. during the concert, at 981 George West Engram Blvd., Daytona Beach. Parking is available at Cypress Park.
Sept. 10: World Suicide Prevention Day, an especially notable day for Flagler, which in 2017 had the highest number of suicides in its history (31) and the highest rate of suicides of any county in Florida. See: "Grim Flagler Milestone in 2017: Most Suicides In County’s History, Highest Rate in Florida."
Sept. 11: A pre-trial is scheduled for 9 a.m. before Circuit Judge Terence Perkins in the case of Keith Johansen, the 36-year-old Palm Coast man facing a second-degree murder charge (a life felony) in the death of his wife, Brandi Celenza, at their home in April 2018. Celenza was shot once in the center of her chest and once in her right breast with a 9 mm gun. In Courtroom 401 at the Flagler County Courthouse. Johansen is represented by Jonathan Bull. (Case number 2018CF000426).
Sept. 14: Matthew Nesbitt, whom a jury found guilty on seven counts, including aggravated assault against police officers for pulling a knife on deputies, is sentenced at 10 a.m. by Circuit Judge Terence Perkins in courtroom 401 at the Flagler County courthouse.
Sept. 14, 15, 16: Neil Simon's "California Suite," at the Daytona Playhouse, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m., Adults $20, Seniors 55 and up, $18, Youths 18 and under $8. Address: 100 Jessamine Blvd., Daytona Beach, or see directions here. Buy tickets online here. Box office: 386-255-2431.
Sept. 15: branford marsalisBranford Marsalis is the featured performer at the Jacksonville Symphony's opening night for the 2018-19 season, with Courtney Lewis, Music Director, conducting Berlioz's Le Corsaire, Villa-Lobos's Fantasia for Soprano Saxophone, Williams's Escapades for Saxophone, and Tchaikovsky's Symphony Nr. 4. Tickets go on sale August 13, at Jacoby Symphony Hall, Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts, 300 Water Street, Suite 200, Jacksonville. Ticket Office: 904-354-5547, or go here for tickets online, and check out the Jacksonville Symphony's 2018-19 guide.
Sept. 18: the inspired micThe Inspired Mic, Palm Coast’s most daring and unpredictable open mic event, is scheduled for its monthly edition at The New Europa, European Village. 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. The New Europa at European Village, 101 Palm Harbor Parkway, Unit 101, Palm Coast. Doors open at 6 p.m. and presenters begin at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $10.50 advance, available at theinspiredmicus.com, or $15 at the door. Tickets include one drink (beer, wine, soda, tea, water).

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