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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.
Drought Index24
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).

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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:

To • include your event in this section, please email the details, including date, time, a brief description of the event, contact information, and, if you wish, an image, to editor@flaglerlive.com.


Feb. 22: The Flagler County Chamber of Commerce's latest Common Ground breakfast features a discussion of local transportation issues and planning, with Flagler County Engineer Faith Alkhatib, who will lead a discussion about transportation's impact on the local economy, tourism and the safety and wellbeing of residents and visitors, along with Lois Bollenback from the River to Sea Transportation Planning Organization and Alison Stettner from the Florida Department of Transportation. 8 to 9:15 a.m. at the Grand Haven Golf Club, 500 Riverside Drive, Palm Coast. The cost is $25 for pre-registrants, $30 the day of the event for chamber members. Guests can attend for $35. Contact Gretchen Smith by email. ​Registration begins at 7:30 Breakfast starts promptly at 8.
Feb. 22: A status hearing is scheduled in the felony case against former Elections Supervisor Kimberle Weeks, who faces five third-degree felony charges of allegedly illegally recording or transmitting conversations. At 1:30 p.m. in Courtroom 402 before Circuit Judge Margaret Hudson.
Feb. 22: School Board member Colleen Conklin at Belle Terre Elementary's African-American Read-In last year. (© FlaglerLive)Belle Terre Elementary hosts its annual African American Read-In from 9 to 11 a.m. at the school. The event draws on numerous community and civic leaders who will read to classes from kindergarten through sixth grade and speak about their work and experiences. The school is looking for volunteers: contact LaToya Lockhart.
Feb. 22: The Flagler Beach City Commission meets at City Hall at 5:30 p.m. Commissioners are expected to consider approving a change Order to the contract with Quentin Hampton Associates for additional construction inspection services for the city's sewer plant's phase II project. Commissioners will also consider a request for a Special Exception Application to convert a single family house into a private school at 1011 S. Daytona Avenue. The applicant is LL Property Holdings LLC. This item was continued from the January 25 and February 8 meetings.
Feb. 22: Flagler County School Board member Andy Dance and County Commissioner Nate McLaughlin, both of whom are running for re-election this year, host a town hall meeting at 5:30 p.m. at Hidden Trails Community Center, 6108 Mahogany Blvd., Bunnell.
Feb. 22: Governor Scott has ordered the execution of Eric Branch at 6 p.m. at the Florida state prison at Starke. ♦ Branch was sentenced to death in 1994 after being convicted of killing Susan Morris. This would be the 27th execution ordered by Scott, a record for a Florida governor.
Feb. 22: The Palm Coast Beautification and Environmental Advisory Committee meets at 5 p.m. at City Hall in Town Center. The committee will hear a presentation on the Birds of a Feather fest just passed, and discuss the removal and replacement of trees along Palm Coast Parkway.
Feb. 22: Vacation rentals: House Bill 773 is scheduled to be heard by the House Government Accountability Committee and Senate Bill 1400 is scheduled to be heard by the Senate Appropriations Committee. Both bills attempt to preempt local government regulation of vacation rentals in residential areas.
Feb. 22: Indivisible Postcard Writing Event at Fair Trade Cafe, 160 Cypress Pt Pkwy, Bldg D, Unit 103, Palm Coast: Meet with your fellow Indivisible members to write postcards to Get Out The Vote for Progressive candidates across the Country or to our Representatives. Please confirm here 24 hours in advance to allow for preparations. Postcards and stamps provided, donations to pay for stamps encouraged. If you have plain postcards and postcard stamps-feel free to bring, but not necessary. Coffee, tea, smoothies, pastries and limited lunch items are available for purchase from Fair Trade. They are giving this space to us free so we strongly encourage you purchasing items from them. This is a non profit business-all employees are volunteers, everything they make-even tips go to their mission fund.
Feb. 22-24: leading ladiesThe Flagler Palm Coast High Thespians present "Leading ladies," by Ken Ludwig, at 7 p.m. at the Flagler Auditorium on Thursday and Friday, and both 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturday. Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for students, not including an Auditorium ticketing fee. Buy tickets online at flaglerauditorium.org.
Feb. 22: The Florida Agricultural Museum's Farm Swap and Music Jam, which will take place every Thursday between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m., with farm fresh fruits and veggie arts, crafts, ready to eat stuff an d local musicians. Vendors sign up here: https://form.jotform.com/80118789107966
Feb. 22-25: Shakespeare macbeth shakespeareIn the Park, a co-production of City Repertory Theatre and the Palm Coast Arts Foundation: Join both as they present the Foundation's first Shakespeare in the Park with Macbeth, Friday at 6 p.m. (opening night $50 PCAF members or CRT subscribers), $75 for the general public (includes two drinks, tickets and appetizers); Friday and Saturday, $25/$30, 7 p.m. start, and Sunday matinee at 2 p.m. Students with ID get in for $10. Call 386/225-4394 or go here to book tickets.
Feb. 22: As part of its 40th anniversary celebration, the Flagler County Art League hosts a panel discussion with artists Peter Cereta, Judy Barnewolt-Jones, Audrey Rosen, Trish Vevera and Weldon Ryan for a lively discussion, moderated by Judi Wormeck, about inspiration, motivation and more. Flagler County Art League, City Marketplace, 160 Cypress Point Parkway, Suite 207 C. Refreshments and conversation at 6:30. Presentation at 7 p.m. Open to the public. No charge. Call 386.986.4668 or visit www.flaglercountyartleague.org.
Feb. 22: Liberal Arts and Higher Education Day at Flagler College, part of the celebration of the inauguration of Dr. Joseph G. Joyner as the fourth president of Flagler College, with a keynote address at 7 p.m., “Diversity in a Democracy: What Can We Learn from Socrates?” in Lewis Auditorium, 14 Granada St., St. Augustine, by Dr. Georgia Nugent, the Senior Fellow at The Council of Independent Colleges (CIC), president emerita of Kenyon College and former interim president of The College of Wooster. Dr. Nugent has been a strong advocate for the continuing importance, power, and vitality of the liberal arts in the 21st century. Her speech will focus on how Socrates, the ancient Greek philosopher, can offer us insight into moving forward in an increasing complex world.
Feb. 23: The Scenic A1A Pride Committee meets at 9 a.m. at the Hammock Community Center, 79 Malacompra Road.
Feb. 23: Rymfire Elementary School hosts a Career Day, all day, at the school, 1425 Rymfire Dr, Palm Coast.
Feb. 23: Flagler County Job Fair, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Daytona State College's Palm Coast Campus, 3000 Palm Coast Parkway. Last year 50+ businesses & over 500 job seekers participated in the Flagler County Job Fair, which was hosted by the Flagler County Department of Economic Opportunity, CareerSourceFV, Daytona State College and the Flagler County Chamber of Commerce.
Feb. 23: The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) holds a Truck Parking Stakeholder Meeting for the FDOT District Five Truck Parking Study. Flagler County is part of District 5. The study purpose is to address the shortage of available truck parking spaces, identify solutions that will support truck drivers and plan for the anticipated need over the next 10 to 20 years. The Stakeholder Meeting is from 10 a.m. to noon at the FDOT Urban Office at 133 S. Semoran Boulevard, Orlando. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in group discussion and provide input following the presentation of existing truck parking conditions and preliminary study findings.
Feb. 23: Staatskapelle Weimar Orchestra, with Vadym Kholodenko, Piano and conductor Kirill Karabits, in Concert at the Peabody Auditorium, Daytona Beach, 7 p.m. Tickets range from $39 to $60. In their first tour in North America, this will be your chance to hear an orchestra with a glorious history, including close associations with Johann Sebastian Bach, Franz Liszt and Richard Strauss. Founded in 1491, the world renowned Staatskapelle (which means "Court Chapel") Weimar Orchestra is the oldest in Germany. Piano soloist, Vadym Kholodenko is the 2013 winner of the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. Leading the orchestra will be the 2013 Royal Philharmonic Music Awards "Conductor of the Year," Maestro Kirill Karabits, who will bring his energizing presence to the podium. The Peabody Auditorium is at 600 Auditorium Boulevard, Daytona Beach. Reach the box office from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Fruday and Saturdays from 10 to 2 at 386/671-3462. Details and tickets here.
Feb. 23: The Scenic A1A Pride Committee meets at the Hammock Community Center on Malacompra Road in the Hammock at 9 a.m.
Feb. 23-24: Pianist Behzod Abduraimov performs with the Jacksonville Symphony under the direction of Nathan Aspinall in performances of Rachmaninoff’s Third Piano Concerto, widely regarded as one of the most fiendishly difficult in the repertoire, and Shostakovich’s first great, clandestinely subversive anti-Soviet work, the powerful Fifth Symphony. at 8 p.m. both evenings, Jacoby Hall, Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts, 300 Water Street, Suite 200, Jacksonville. Tickets here.
Feb. 24: flagler volunteer servicesFlagler Volunteer Services' annual gala fundraising event is at the Hilton Garden Inn at 6 p.m. This year's theme is “Carnival in Venice.” Tickets are $50 per person and $45 per person for FVS Volunteers. The evening will feature performances by the talented members of the Flagler Youth Orchestra as well as the Flagler Palm Coast High School Dance Group. The emcee for the evening is School Board Member Andy Dance. Palm Coast Mayor Milissa Holland will once again be the Auctioneer. Come and bid on some of the amazing auction items featuring restaurants, hotels, theater tickets, golf courses, theme parks and many more. Two unique items include a ride-along with Sheriff Rick Staly himself, and a ride-along with storm chaser Ed Siarkowicz of The Scud Buster Diaries. For additional information please contact us at (386) 597-2950. Buy your tickets here or call 386/597-2950 and ask for Josephine, or email her here.
Feb. 24: Flagler County Schools host their 4th annual classroom-to-careers Flaglship Showcase, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Wasdworth Elementary and Buddy Taylor Middle's cafeteria, off Belle Terre Parkway in Palm Coast.
Feb. 24: Flagler County is hosting its 4th Annual Native American Festival at Princess Place Preserve complete with dancing, wildlife exhibits, weapons demonstrations, encampments and displays. The festival will run Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event is organized by the Flager County Parks & Recreation Department and by the Deep Forest Native American Experience. General admission is $5 per car load, up to four, and $1 for each additional passenger. Event Contact: 386-313-4020.
Feb. 24: Photography Workshop with Ed Siarkowicz at Marineland: Join award-winning photographer Ed Siarkowicz on a photographic tour of Flagler County’s barrier island. Exploring Marineland and the nearby beach will allow participants to photograph intriguing coquina rock outcrops, dunes, and beach in classic seascape, landscape, abstract, and macro photographic styles to capture the natural beauty of Marineland. Our photographic workshops are designed to advance beginning and more experienced photographers, even those who only use their cellphones for picture-taking. 9 a.m. at Marineland Dolphin Adventure 9600 N Ocean Shore Blvd, Marineland, $99 plus tax per artist. Event Website: http://www.flagleroceanartgallery.com/mdaworkshops.html Event Contact: 386-693-4882.
Feb. 24: Flagler County Commissioner Nate McLaughlin, born in 1961, is 57
Feb. 25: One of the world’s most recognized contemporary solo pianists -- and former Stetson student -- George Winston performs a benefit concert in support of Stetson University’s School of Music Scholarship Fund. Winston won the distinguished Alumni Award in 1997 and was awarded a Doctor of Arts and Letters Honorary Degree in 2004. This exceptional event will be held at 7:30 p.m. at Lee Chapel in Elizabeth Hall, 421 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand, FL 32723. General admission tickets are $40 per person. A limited number of tickets are available for VIP seating and a post-concert reception with George Winston. Both can be purchased at www.stetson.edu/music-tickets.
Feb. 26: The African-American Entrepreneurs Club hosts a networking event to celebrate Black History Month at the African-American Cultural Society in Palm Coast, 4422 North U.S. Highway 1, with guest speaker JaWanda Dove speaking on "Defying the Odds," and music. The event is free and open to all. See the flier here.
Feb. 26: The McCartney Years at Flagler Auditorium, 7:30 p.m. Tickets for this performance are available online at flaglerauditorium.org or by calling the Box Office at 386-437-7547.
Feb. 26: Daytona State College’s Student Paralegal Association (SPA) will host local attorney Greg Snell at 12:30 p.m., to enrich students’ professional development and benefit from the expertise of a highly successful law practice. The SPA meeting, open to the public, will be held on DSC’s Daytona Beach Campus, 1200 W. International Speedway Blvd., in Nunamann Hall, room 411. Speaking on the importance of soft skills, communication, teamwork and networking for paralegal professionals, Snell also will offer advice for job hunting, career preservation and advancement. Contact Senior Professor and Assistant Chair of DSC’s Paralegal Studies program Linda Cupick at (386) 506-3511, or Linda.Cupick@DaytonaState.edu.
Feb. 27: naacpThe Flagler County Branch of the NAACP conducts its 2018 "Get Out To Vote" Campaign at the branch's general membership meeting at the African American Cultural Society, 4422 U.S. 1 North, Palm Coast, at 6 p.m. All welcome. The kick-off is presented with the following partner organizations: Indivisible, Sierra Club, League of Women Voters, ACLU, and the Democratic Caucus.
Each group will present its efforts to tell our citizens of its programs, information, and efforts in support of voter registration and getting out the vote. This is only the beginning of the NAACP's plans for this election year. There will be future events involving other group partners. For further information, call the Flagler County Branch at 386-446-7822.
Feb. 27: Entrepreneur Night at Hammock Wine & Cheese, 5:30 p.m., 5368 N Ocean Shore Blvd, Palm Coast. Join fellow Flagler, Volusia and St. John’s County startups, business people, investors and those folks who stand behind entrepreneurs in one way or another. This is a call to established and aspiring entrepreneurs alike. At the event, you will enjoy free appetizers along with a cash bar. As always, you can expect to make many new connections and have meaningful conversations with Entrepreneurs, Investors, and folks who provide support and services to entrepreneurs. RSVP here.
Feb. 27: willie nelsonWillie Nelson & Family with guest Los Lonely Boys, at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre, 1340C A1A South, St. Augustine. Tickets: $39.50 to $99.50. Book here. 7:30 p.m. With a six-decade career and 200 plus albums, this iconic Texan is the creative genius behind the historic recordings of Crazy, Red Headed Stranger, and Stardust. Willie Nelson has earned every conceivable award as a musician and amassed reputable credentials as an author, actor, and activist. He continues to thrive as a relevant and progressive musical and cultural force. In the last five years alone he delivered 10 new album releases, released a Top 10 New York Times’ bestsellers book, again headlined Farm Aid, an event he co-founded in 1985, received his 5th degree black belt in Gong Kwon Yu Sul, headlined the last three years of the on-going Luck Reunion food and music festival at his ranch in Luck, TX during SXSW, announced the launch of his cannabis company Willie’s Reserve, and graced the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.
Feb. 28: The River To Sea Transportation Planning Board, also known as the TPO, a collection of Flagler and Volusia County transportation and government officials who plan for future transportation needs in the region, meets at 9 a.m. in the TPO Conference Room, 2570 West International Speedway Boulevard, Suite 100, Daytona Beach.
Feb. 28: 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 will begin at 5:30 p.m. Please note the later starting time. 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.

March

March 1: Flagler Audubon Society meets at 6:30 p.m. with a Chapter activity update and social session. Formal program begins at 7 p.m. in meeting rooms A & B at Florida Hospital Flagler on SR 100 just west of I-95.
March 1: The Florida Agricultural Museum's Farm Swap and Music Jam, which will take place every Thursday between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m., with farm fresh fruits and veggie arts, crafts, ready to eat stuff an d local musicians. Vendors sign up here: https://form.jotform.com/80118789107966
March 1: sunrailThe Central Florida Commuter Rail Commission’s Customer Advisory Committee meets at 5 p.m. in the multipurpose room on the second floor at LYNX Central Station, 455 N. Garland Ave., Orlando. This meeting site is conveniently located near the SunRail LYNX Central Station platforms. Please check SunRail arrival and departure times at www.sunrail.com. Public participation is solicited. Contact 386-943-5367, or via email at jennifer.smith2@dot.state.fl.us.
March 2: matt doughney doughnutsFlagler Beach Police Chief Matt Doughney holds another edition of his Doughnuts with Doughney at the Flagler Beach 7-Eleven at 408 South Oceanshore Boulevard, or A1A, from 3 to 5 p.m. (just ahead of First Fridays). “We’ve got two major events, Bike Week and Spring Break, that will occur during the same week in March and we’d like to hear about any concerns that our citizens may have in advance of these events,” Doughney said. “Our local 7-11 owner, Mr. Eric Cooley, helped create the 'Doughnut' event concept and working with him is a pleasure." Cooley happens to soon become Doughney's boss, as he will be seated as a city commissioner later in March.
March 2-4:the nerd Larry Shue's "The Nerd" is staged at the Flagler Playhouse, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m. Set in Terra Haute, Indiana in 1979, The Nerd centers on the hilarious dilemma of a young architect who is visited by the man who saved his life in Vietnam, but whom he has never met. The guest turns out to be an extremely inept and hopelessly stupid nerd who turns our hero’s life upside down, and then outstays his welcome beyond endurance. The twist at the end caps this wonderfully outrageous comedy. Book online at FlaglerPlayhouse.com or call the box office at 386-586-0773.
March 2: artist dara dodson ocean art galleryArtist Dara Dodson Opening at Ocean Art Gallery, 206 Moody Blvd. (SR100) in downtown Flagler Beach, across the street from the city’s First Friday “Music in the Park.” Kicking off an exhibit that will run through March 31, guests first will be treated to large palm trees observed from below in a collection Dodson calls “Looking Up.” Accompanying the palms will be Dodson’s poured acrylic paintings of the ocean, all of which are offset by classic white frames. Everyone is invited to the art opening. Jim Hain, head of the Marineland Right Whale Project, will play alto and bass flute for the enjoyment of guests during the Reception.
March 2: First Friday Garden Walk at Washington Oaks Garden State Park at 10 a.m. Join a Ranger on the first Friday of the month at 10 a.m. for a walk through our historical gardens. Learn about the history of our park while exploring the beauty of the formal gardens. The walk is approximately 1 hour. Please bring water and wear comfortable walking shoes. Meet in the Garden parking lot. Garden walk included with park entry. Call 386-446-6783 for more information.
March 2: Flagler County Elections Supervisor Kaiti Lenhart, born in 1981, is 37.
March 3: The Flagler County Stamp and Coin Club holds it 14th annual stamp and coin show at the Elk's Lodge #2709 in Palm Coast from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. This show is open to the public and everyone interested in stamps and coins. There will be many dealers, and members, to give free evaluation of your collections. Come early and bring your friends. There will be a Chinese Auction during the show. Door prizes will be called every 30 minutes between 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.Free stamp area for the young and young at heart. Free parking and admission. Visit the web site at http://stampandcoinclub.com or mail us at stampandcoin@hotmail.com
March. 3: The National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba in concert at at 7:30 p.m. Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College, 14 Granada Street, St. Augustine, opposite the Lightner Museum. $40 per ticket. This is part of the Winter Orchestral Series. The National Symphony of Cuba has been instrumental in introducing Latin American music to the international classical music community, in addition to covering a vast symphonic and chamber repertoire ranging from baroque to contemporary music. International tours have taken the orchestra to Russia, Poland, Yugoslavia, Mexico, Nicaragua, Spain, Peru and Argentina. More than 100 guest conductors have led, and many acclaimed international soloists have performed with the orchestra. Book tickets online here, or Call (904) 797-2800 for tickets or contact us by e-mail at EMMAinfo@bellsouth.net.
March 4: The Sheltering Tree, Flagler County’s only cold weather shelter, holds its second annual fundraiser. The “Have a Heart for the Homeless” dinner and dance will raise money for the shelter assisting new, near, or chronically homeless. Tickets to the event, to be held at Elks Lodge #2709 off Old Kings Road in Palm Coast, are $35 each. For reservations call the Shelter at 386-437-3258 extension 105, or email flaglershelteringtree@yahoo.com. Tickets are also available at Aimee’s Hallmark Shop at Palm Harbor Shopping Village in Palm Coast. Doors open at 5 p.m. with a sit-down dinner beginning at 6 p.m. Music and entertainment will be provided by Palm Coast headline entertainers Debbie Owen and Tony T. Raffles and door prizes include a three-day, two-night Ocean View suite package at The Hammock Beach Resort. The prize was donated by the Resort. Fine jewelry from Greg Lynn Jewelers will also be raffled off. See details here.
March 4: Paige Dashner Long conducts Handel's Messiah in two performances in Palm Coast. (© FlaglerLive)The Chamber Players of Palm Coast, under the direction of Paige Dashner Long, will present a beautiful chamber music concert at Palm Coast United Methodist Church, performing works by Tartini, Handel, Tchaikovsky and Haydn. Members from the Flagler Youth Orchestra's advanced ensemble will open the concert with one selection and will also join the Chamber Players of Palm Coast to play Tchaikovsky's Waltz from Serenade for Strings. The concert features violinists Sue Cryan as concertmaster, Dorothy Barrett, El Gervasio, Martha Delaney-Hotz, Chris Romaine and Zoriy Zinger; violists Penny Crouch, Karen Hacker and Jack Jeffe; cellos Brittany Maroney and Sandy Pearson; flutes Wendy Gill and Paige Long, also playing harpsichord. The concert is free and open to all. Please invite family and friends to this wonderful concert, as well as forward this email to those who may be interested. Palm Coast United Methodist Church is located at 5200 Belle Terre Parkway. For more details, call 386-445-1600.
March 4: Robert Wittman, founder of the FBI’s art crimes division, will return for an encore in Palm Coast, following his popular appearance in 2015, to talk about recovering stolen art and cultural artifacts during his program “More Undercover Adventures with Robert Wittman” at 3 p.m. at the Flagler Auditorium as part of the Flagler County Art League's 40th anniversary celebration. Flagler County Art League is hosting a VIP “meet and greet” reception at 1:30 p.m., prior to Wittman’s presentation at 3 p.m. VIP tickets are $65 each. General admission tickets are $22. Group sales (10 or more) $18 each. Call the Flagler Auditorium box office at 386-437-7547 or 866-353-4537 or purchase online at www.FlaglerAuditorium.org.
March. 4: Tim Ripley performs at 1 p.m. as part of Washington Oaks Garden State Park's Music in the Garden. Call 446-6783 for more information. $10 suggested donation. Beer, wine, appetizers. Park entry is $5 per vehicle.

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