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| November 7, 2017

November boys: Flagler County Commissioner Donald O'Brien turns 58 today, former commissioner Alan Petersen turns 79 on Sunday. (© FlaglerLive)

November boys: Flagler County Commissioner Donald O’Brien, left, turns 58 today, former commissioner Alan Petersen turns 79 on Sunday. (© FlaglerLive)

Today: Partly cloudy in the morning then clearing. Highs in the lower 80s. North winds 5 mph shifting to the northeast around 5 mph in the afternoon. Tonight: Mostly clear in the evening then becoming partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 60s. Southeast winds 5 mph shifting to the southwest after midnight. Details here.
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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.



The Palm Coast City Council meets at 6 p.m. at City Hall at Town Center. The council is expected to take up, on first reading, a rezoning ordinance for a 23-acre site near Kings Pointe, on Old Kings Road and State Road 100, to make it usable for apartments or town houses. The rezoning drew some public opposition at a planning board meeting last month, but the planning board approved the rezoning unanimously. See the background story here. The council is also expected to approve $30,000 in coltural arts grants to be divided between 11 organizations. See the background story here.

The Flagler County School Board meets behind closed doors at 1:30 p.m. to discuss strategy in coming collective bargaining sessions with employee unions (such closed door meetings are permissible by law), and in a public workshop at 3 p.m. in training room 3 on the third floor of the Government Services Building, Bunnell. The board will discuss awarding a contract to the lowest bidder, General Mechanical Corp., to build new restrooms and new offices for the Flagler Auditorium, for $1,224,636.

Blood Donations: The Big Red Bus will be at the following locations this week:

  • Monday, Nov. 6: Flagler County Public Library, 2500 Palm Coast Parkway, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Nov. 7: Flagler Animal Hospital, 130 Old Kings Road, Flagler Beach, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 8: Department of Health and Flagler Health & Rehabilitation, 301 Doctor Carter Boulevard Bunnell, 11:30 a.m. to 4:40 p.m.
  • Friday, Nov. 10: Chick fil A, 1000 Palm Coast Parkway NW, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Saturday, Nov. 11: Winn Dixie, 1260 Palm Coast Parkway, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Sunday, Nov. 12: Winn Dixie at Flagler Plaza on State Road 100, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Announcements:

Rotary Requests Volunteer Bands For Fantasy Lights: The Fantasy Lights event at Palm Coast’s Central Park put on by the Rotary Club of Flagler County is looking for bands to entertain in the evening. Fantasy Lights runs the entire month of December and is a popular event with families who come to see the lights display, snow and Santa. Church bands and choirs, school groups and individuals and others are invited to sign up and sing seasonal music for the holidays. Sound equipment is available but groups can also bring their own sound equipment. To sign up, contact music coordinator Carl Laundrie at claundrie@yahoo.com or a member of the Rotary Club of Flagler County with your contact information.

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.

HOUSE TAKES AIM AT `SANCTUARY’ CITIES: The House Judiciary Committee will consider a proposal (HB 9), filed by Rep. Larry Metz, R-Yalaha, that seeks to crack down on “sanctuary” cities, an issue that involves whether local governments cooperate with federal officials in enforcing immigration laws. (Tuesday, 9:30 a.m., 404 House Office Building, the Capitol.)

PRIOR AUTHORIZATION TARGETED: The Senate Banking and Insurance Committee will take up a bill (SB 98), filed by Sen. Greg Steube, R-Sarasota, that would place restrictions on the health-insurance practice of “prior authorization.” (Tuesday, 10 a.m., 110 Senate Office Building, the Capitol.)

COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCIES EYED: The Senate Community Affairs Committee will take up a bill (SB 432), filed by Chairman Tom Lee, R-Thonotosassa, that deals with community redevelopment agencies and will receive presentations about the agencies from the auditor general and the Office of Program Policy Analysis and Government Accountability. (Tuesday, 10 a.m., 301 Senate Office Building, the Capitol.)

CRACKER CATTLE TOUTED: The Senate Governmental Oversight and Accountability Committee will consider a bill (SB 404), filed by Sen. Denise Grimsley, R-Sebring, that would designate Florida cracker cattle as the “official Florida heritage cattle breed.” (Tuesday, 10 a.m., 401 Senate Office Building, the Capitol.)

`PIP’ REPEAL CONSIDERED: The House Commerce Committee will consider a bill (HB 19), filed by Rep. Erin Grall, R-Vero Beach, that would repeal the state’s no-fault auto insurance system. Under the system, motorists are required to carry personal-injury protection, or PIP, coverage to help pay medical bills after accidents. (Tuesday, 1:30 p.m., 212 Knott Building the Capitol.)

SLAVERY MEMORIAL ON AGENDA: The House Government Accountability Committee will take up a bill (HB 67), filed by Rep. Kionne McGhee, D-Miami, and Rep. Larry Lee Jr., D-Port St. Lucie, that would lead to the creation of a slavery memorial at the Florida Capitol. (Tuesday, 1:30 p.m., Morris Hall, House Office Building, the Capitol.)

LONGER LOBBYING BAN WEIGHED: The House Public Integrity & Ethics Committee will consider a proposal (HB 5), filed by Chairman Larry Metz, R-Yalaha, that would bar lawmakers and statewide elected officials from lobbying the Legislature or state agencies for six years after they leave office. Under current law, lawmakers are barred from lobbying the Legislature for two years after leaving office, while statewide elected officials cannot lobby their former agencies for two years. (Tuesday, 1:30 p.m., 404 House Office Building, the Capitol.)

`COURTHOUSE CARRY’ BILL CONSIDERED: The Senate Judiciary Committee will take up a proposal (SB 134), filed by Chairman Greg Steube, R-Sarasota, that would allow people with concealed-weapons licenses to store firearms with security officers at courthouses. Currently, license-holders are barred from bringing firearms into courthouses. (Tuesday, 2 p.m., 110 Senate Office Building, the Capitol.)

BALLOT MEASURE ON TAXES, FEES PROPOSED: The House Ways & Means Committee will consider a proposed constitutional amendment (PCB WMC 18-01) that would make it harder to raise state taxes and fees. Under the proposal, which could go on the November 2018 ballot, two-thirds of the House and two-thirds of the Senate would have to approve any new or increased taxes or fees. (Tuesday, 4 p.m., Morris Hall, House Office Building, the Capitol.)

CABINET MEETS: Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida Cabinet will meet. They are expected to consider a lawsuit against Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. over losses to the state pension fund. (Tuesday, 9 a.m., Cabinet meeting room, the Capitol.)

UTILITY ISSUES ON AGENDA: The Florida Public Service Commission will take up a series of utility issues. (Tuesday, 9:30 a.m., Betty Easley Conference Center, 4075 Esplanade Way, Tallahassee.)

 

—-Compiled by the News Service of Florida and FlaglerLive

 

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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