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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.
Today’s document from the National Archives and the Astronomy Picture of the Day.
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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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Oct. 16: The The Flagler County School Board meets in workshop at 1 p.m. in training room 3 on the third floor of the Government Services Building, Bunnell, and at 6 p.m. in a meeting in board chambers at the GSB. The board will discuss vocational education during the workshop, and will vote on a memorandum of understanding regarding school security and the so-called Sandy Hook Program--an item about which the district has not included background information on its web-posted agenda. The board will also discuss the potential sale of a property on A1A.
Oct. 16: The Bunnell Planning Board meets at 6 p.m. at City Hall, 201 West Moody Boulevard, City Commission Chambers - Building 3, Bunnell.
Oct. 16: University Women of Flagler Workshop: "Connecting with Family and Friends via Technology." As a former Apple employee for over 20 years and now the founder of TechTalk Studios in Palm Coast, Andy Barr will happily lead a hands-on technology workshop for all types of technology. Bring your iPhones, Android, Samsung, tablets, laptops and all your burning questions – all are welcome! Topics: How to set/change your Settings on your phone, tablet, MAC/PC’s. 2 p.m., at the Hilton Garden Inn, 55 Town Center Blvd, Palm Coast, admission fee is $10 (to be donated to the Scholarship Fund). Friends, family and the entire community are invited to attend. Come join us for an educational and fun afternoon. Reserve your spot by sending an email to Donna Daly Boggs (and pay at the door).
Oct. 16: The Flagler Education Foundation holds a ribbon-cutting for its new donor wall, recognizing big donors to the foundation over the years, in the lobby of the Government Services Building, Bunnell, at 4:30 p.m. refreshments on the second floor after the event.
Oct. 16: Food Truck Tuesday, 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. This month’s beneficiary is the Family Life Center. More info: www.palmcoast.gov.com/foodtruck or call 386-986-2323.
Oct. 17: The Flagler County Technical Review Committee meets at 9 a.m. in the First Floor Conference Room of the Government Services Building, Bunnell.
Oct. 17: The Tourist Development Council meets at 10 a.m. in board chambers at Government Services Building, Bunnell.
Oct. 17: The Flagler County Contractor Review Board meets at 5 p.m. in board chambers at the Government Services Building, Bunnell.
Oct. 17: The Palm Coast Planning Board meets at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall in Town Center. It will hear a request for a site-plan approval for the Palms at Town Center apartment complex planned for Town Center between Epic Theatres and FPC. The board will also hear a presentation on the Sunshine law, which board members must follow. See background on the 88-unit Palms apartment complex here, and site-plan documentation here.
Oct. 17:The Chamber of Commerce's Fearless and Focused Women in Business Luncheon features Sara Hale, Managing Partner & Co-Founder, Coastal Cloud, Chelsea Barney Herbert, President, 4Cs Construction, and Cindy Kiel Evans, Co-Owner & Team Leader, Jeff Evans State Farm Agencies Flagler & Volusia Counties, Hilton Garden Inn, 55 Town Center Boulevard, Palm Coast, 11:30 a.m. Members: With advanced registration, $35. No walkups accepted. Non-Members: With advanced registration, $45. No walkups accepted. Call Heather Edwards, 386-206-0952.
Oct. 17: The Flagler Beach Economic Development Task Force meets at 4 p.m. at City Hall, 105 S 2nd St.
Oct. 17: Florida Hospital Flagler Wellness Screening – Wednesday, Oct. 17, 9-11 a.m. at Palm Coast Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Pkwy. NE. Florida Hospital Flagler, our official Health & Wellness event partner, is offering FREE monthly health screenings. Each screening will focus on a specific area of health. This month: blood pressure. Free but please register at www.parksandrec.fun/wellness. More info: 386-986-2323.
Oct. 18: Flagler Votes Candidate Debate at the Hilton Garden Inn, 55 Town Center Boulevard, Palm Coast, featuring almost all candidates in Palm Coast, school board and county commission races, starting at 5 p.m. with drinking, 6 p.m. with the forum. Sponsored by the Flagler County Chamber of Commerce and broadcast on WNZF Radio.
Oct. 18: Community resource fair and financial aid college night at the Buddy Taylor Wadsworth Elementary cafeteria in Palm Coast starting at 5 p.m.
Oct. 18: An Evening of One Acts by the Flagler Palm Coast High School drama classes, at the FPC Bistro, 7 p.m.
Oct. 18: The Wadsworth Elementary School Advisory Council and PTO meet at 6 p.m. in the school’s media center.
Oct. 18: Basic Shorebird ID Talk: Join volunteer Angel at our beachside pavilion for an informative talk about shorebirds. This program will help you discover the identity of the birds that depend on our beaches for habitat. Bring your binoculars! This program is free with park admission and subject to cancellation due to weather conditions. No reservations needed. Please call the Ranger Station at (386) 517-2086 with any questions. From 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area At Flagler Beach, 3100 South Oceanshore Blvd., Flagler Beach.
Oct. 18: the inspired micThe Inspired Mic, Palm Coast’s most daring and unpredictable open mic event, is scheduled for its monthly edition at its new venue at the Hidden Treasures Restaurant, 820 Moody Ln, Flagler Beach. Each month some of the most creative, innovative performances a person could ever hope to experience take place at The Inspired Mic. 14 presenters each month pull out slices of talent and genius to entertain the audience. Each presenter gets 7 minutes to present on a very eclectic blend of their genius. Hidden Treasures Restaurant, 820 Moody Ln, Flagler Beach (under the bridge). Doors open at 6 p.m. and presenters begin at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $12.50 advance, available at theinspiredmicus.com, or $15 at the door. The ticket includes one drink and entry into a drawing with a prize of $25 cash or a $50 gift certificate to The Hidden Treasures.
Oct. 18: Jayson Meyer, an entrepreneur, health-care executive and founder of Synergy Billing in Daytona Beach, is the featured speaker during the fall installment of the L. Gale Lemerand Entrepreneurial Speaker Series hosted by the Small Business Development Center and Daytona State College. The event, free and open to the public, kicks off at 9:30 a.m. in the Mori Hosseini Center on the college’s Daytona Beach Campus, 1200 W. International Speedway Blvd.
Oct. 18: The First Church of Palm Coast's Rev. Gillard S. Glover, pastor, presents “Thursday Seminars” and welcomes Flagler and Volusia residents to the free seminars, 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., at 91 Old Kings Road North, Palm Coast. Light refreshments will be included without cost. Today, Renee Knight, Director of Community Services, ElderSource Area Agency on Aging, will present: “Start Here When You Need Help,” and Jeanne Rademacher, Community Programs Director, United Way Volusia/Flagler, will lay out, “This Is What We Can Do For You and Yours.” For further details, call First Church at 386-446-5759.
Oct. 19: Lunch N’ Lecture Series sponsored by Florida Hospital Flagler 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Palm Coast Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Pkwy. NE. This month: “The Search for Amelia Earhart” with Dr. Leo Murphy. The lecture and lunch are free, but pre-registration is required (while space available) by 11 a.m. Oct. 17: www.parksandrec.fun/seniors. More info: 386-986-2323.

Oct. 19-21: “The Rocky Horror Show,” directed by John Sbordone, at City Repertory Theatre, Friday at 7:30 p.m., two shows Saturday, at 7:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m., and Sunday at 3 p.m. Performances at CRT’s venue in City Market Place at 160 Cypress Point Parkway, Suite B207, Palm Coast. Tickets are $25 adults and $15 students. For more information or tickets, call the CRT box office at 386-585-9415 or easily book online here.
Oct. 19-20: Holler-Ween-Fest at the Florida Agricultural Museum, 7900 Old Kings Rd., Palm Coast, 6:30 to 11 p.m., with a pumpkin patch, boo bash bounce house, story time, a bonfire, all sorts of games and treats and more, adults $15, kids ages 4-12, $10, and kids under 4, free. For information, call 386/447-4663 or 446-7630.
Oct. 19-20: Fields of Fear at Cowart Ranch and Farms, 8185 W. Highway 100
Bunnell, 7 to 11 p.m.
Oct. 19: Stetson University Symphonic Band, Douglas Phillips, conductor, 7:30 p.m. Lee Chapel in Elizabeth Hall, 421 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand. Call 386-822-8950. Admission: $10 adults, $5 youth and students and free for ages 12 and under. Tickets are available at the door or at www.stetson.edu/music-tickets.
Oct. 20: naacpNAACP Freedom Fund Awards Luncheon: Chaired by new member Marian Howell the award will showcase the annual event from 1 to 5 p.m. at the African American Cultural Society, 4422 U.S. 1 North, Palm Coast. The Honorable Dawn P. Fields, Seventh Judicial Circuit Judge, will be the speaker. In addition, the luncheon will provide a terrific meal, music - possibly dancing – and a cash bar. The cost is $50 per person. Tickets may be purchased from any of the following Executive Committee members: Linda Sharpe Matthews, Barbara Goss, Ernest Voyard, the Rev. Sims Jones, Donald Matthews, Carol Gaines, Jeroline McCarthy, Holsey Moorman, Sonia White, John White, Marian Howell, Blanche Valentine, William McCloud, Eric Josey, Orlando Johnson, Phyllis Pearson, and Marian Irvin-Reddin. To expedite purchasing your tickets, call 386-627-1249.
Oct. 20: Crabbing Basics: making it Delicious, keeping it Sustainable: The tidal salt marsh of our park is home to the Atlantic Blue Crab, a popular seafood and keystone species of the local ecosystem. Learn to catch these tasty crustaceans in a one hour hands-on program, appropriate for adults and families. We will be meeting on the west side of the park. This program is free with park admission! Call the Ranger Station at (386) 517-2086 for more information. From 10 to 11 a.m. at Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area At Flagler Beach, 3100 South Oceanshore Blvd., Flagler Beach.
Oct. 20: university women flaglerUniversity Women of Flagler Workshop: "Beauty really is Skin Deep!" presented by Sharon Parziale, RN. This workshop with Sharon Parziale will give you a better understanding about how maintaining good health leads to better health decisions. This class is a foundational study about skin, its function, and the simple steps to maintaining it. The objective is to empower decisions based in knowledge. This presentation reviews basic skin physiology, introduces the holistic perspective of skin through the language of both Jin Shin Jyutsu (Japanese acupressure) and Ayurveda, and then discusses home care for naturally beautiful skin without the purchase of costly “beauty” products. Noon, at the Hilton Garden Inn, 55 Town Center Blvd, Palm Coast, admission fee is $10 (to be donated to the Scholarship Fund). Friends, family and the entire community are invited to attend. Come join us for an educational and fun afternoon. Reserve your spot by sending an email to Donna Daly Boggs (and pay at the door).
Oct. 20: American Red Cross Babysitting Class, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at Frieda Zamba Swimming Pool, 339 Parkview Drive, Palm Coast. This class will prepare and teach teens the fundamentals of babysitting in a 6.5-hour course. Participants will receive a handbook, reference guide and CD, and a two-year certification. $50/person with pre-registration required at www.parksandrec.fun/teens. More info: 386-986-4741.
Oct. 20-21: 7th Annual Maze Days at Cowart Ranch and Farms, 8185 W. Highway 100 Bunnell, with a corn maze, barrel train, farm animals, a country store, a pumpkin patch and pony rides, $10 admission, children 3 and under free.
Oct. 20-21: Stetson Opera Theatre: An Evening of Opera and Musical Theater, Russell Franks, director. Join us for an evening of opera and musical theater, featuring selections from The Tales of Hoffmann, Kismet, Into the Woods, Hairspray, Sister Act and The Light in the Piazza. Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 3 p.m. McMahan Hall 421 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand, 386-822-8950. Admission: $10 adults, $5 youth and students and free for ages 12 and under. Tickets are available at the door or at www.stetson.edu/music-tickets.
Oct. 21: The Jazz Sunday Rendezvous with singer Linda Cole, 12:30 p.m. at Cue Note Billiard Room, 169 Cypress Pointe Pkwy, Ste C114, Palm Coast, $5 cover charge. Full bar and select lunch menu. The Jazz Sunday Rendezvous is every Sunday except the last Sunday of every month. Contact Linda Cole by email, lindacolesings@yahoo.com.


Oct. 21-22Sea Ray Boats, the one-time big employer off Colbert lane in Palm Coast that closed its doors in August, is holding a two-day sale of sport yachts, yacht parts and accessories at the old Sea Ray plant, Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Monday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Contact craig.laboranti@searay.com for questions and click here to see what's on sale. Cash and credit cards accepted. All sales are final. The buyer must make all logistical arrangements to transport whatever is bought.
Oct. 21: Stetson Percussion Ensemble, Dan Johnson, director. A riveting musical tour de force featuring the Stetson University Percussion Studio. 1 p.m. Lee Chapel in Elizabeth Hall 421 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand, 386-822-8950. Free.
Oct. 21: Stetson Brass Ensembles: The concert will feature the Brass Choir, directed by David Schmidt performing the famous Sonata pian e' forte by Giovanni Gabrieli. The Horn Ensemble, directed by Kathy Thomas will perform Eric Ewazen's Legend of Sleeping Bear. The Trombone Ensemble, also directed by David Schmidt will play a beautiful sound piece by Joe Buono titled Eclipse. Also performing will be the Trumpet Ensemble, directed by Tom Macklin and the Tuba/Euphonium Ensemble, directed by Ryan Sorenson. 7:30 p.m. Lee Chapel in Elizabeth Hall 421 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand. 386-822-8950. Free.
Oct. 22: bunnell logoTo mark Florida City Government Week, the City of Bunnell is hosting Bunnell Meet ‘N Greet at 6:30 p.m. at city hall, 201 W. Moody Blvd., Bunnell. This is an opportunity to get to know members of the Bunnell City Commission better. City staff will also be available to help people learn more about the city, answer questions and help people learn how they can become more involved in their local government. Immediately following this event, at 7 p.m., the commission will meet.
Oct. 22: 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.
Oct. 22-Nov. 3: General election early voting in Flagler County at three locations: Flagler County Public Library, 2500 Palm Coast Parkway N.W., Palm Coast; Palm Coast Community Center at the corner of Clubhouse Drive and Palm Coast Parkway, 305 Palm Coast Parkway; and Supervisor of Elections Office in the Government Services Building, 1769 E. Moody Boulevard, Building 2, Suite 101, Bunnell.
Oct. 23: david zlokasA pair of hearings are scheduled in the civil case of alleged wrongful death against David Zlokas, the 64-year-old Palm Coast man accused of drunk driving and the DUI-manslaughter death of Gary St. Peter on Nov. 2, 2017, in a car crash off State Road A1A near Surf Side condominiums. Zlokas has also been charged criminally. The civil suit was filed by St. Peter's wife and seeks damages of more than $15,000 from both Zlokas and Uncaged Tasting Room, a restaurant and bar at 3214 Meridian Home Lane in the Hammock where the two men are said to have been drinking before the crash. The hearings are before Circuit Judge Terence Perkins in Courtroom 401 at the Flagler County courthouse on Oct. 23, starting at 10:30 a.m. The hearings are for arguments that the case should be stayed pending a resolution of the criminal case against Zlokas. See the background story here. (Case #2018CA000222)
Oct. 23: Stetson Guitar Ensemble, Stephen Robinson, director. The concert will feature students of the studio of Stephen Robinson. The program includes works by Mark Houghton and Olga Amelkina-Vera and features Roland Dyens' arrangement of the hauntingly beautiful Alfonsina y el mar for guitar quartet by Ariel Ramirez and Suite Francaise by Sébastian Vachez for 11 guitars. 7:30 p.m. Lee Chapel in Elizabeth Hall 421 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand. 386-822-8950.
Oct. 24: 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.
Oct. 24: The Flagler Education Foundation leads one of its bi-monthly free tours of the school district's Classroom to Careers Flagship Programs. Each public school offers a unique Flagship Program, which allows students unique opportunities to discover paths that lead them from the classroom to career success. The tours visit one or two schools at a time, with student ambassadors that take the group on a guided tour of their programs. Community members are able to interact with the students, the Education Foundation, and school staff to ask questions about the programs. The goal is to inform the public of the programs students participate in from Kindergarten through high school. There are currently 23 programs spread over all nine traditional public schools. Anyone interested in participating may contact the Education Foundation's Shelley Wheeler at wheelers@flaglerschools.com or 386-437-8929 x1123, for the time and location to meet. Per school safety guidelines everyone will need to bring a picture ID to enter the schools. Today's tour: Matanzas High School's culinary, law and construction programs, 10 a.m.
Oct. 24: 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.

Oct. 26-28: “The Rocky Horror Show,” directed by John Sbordone, at City Repertory Theatre, Friday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. Performances at CRT’s venue in City Market Place at 160 Cypress Point Parkway, Suite B207, Palm Coast. Tickets are $25 adults and $15 students. For more information or tickets, call the CRT box office at 386-585-9415 or easily book online here.
Oct. 26: An opening-night reception marks a retrospective of the works of artist Jim Houser at the Museum of Art, DeLand, 600 N Woodland Blvd., 5 to 7 p.m. Museum Members: No Charge | Non-members: $10. RSVP Preferred. Phone: 386.734.4371 | Email: Contact@moartdeland.org.
Oct. 26: Stetson University Symphony Orchestra, Anthony Hose, conductor, Lynn Musco, clarinet, Jesus Alfonzo, viola. Join us for a concert in historic Lee Chapel featuring Bruch’s Double Concerto, Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No.6 “Pathétique” and Bernstein’s Three Dance Episodes from On the Town. 7:30 p.m. Lee Chapel in Elizabeth Hall 421 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand. 386-822-8950 Admission: $10 adults, $5 youth and students and free for ages 12 and under. Tickets are available at the door or at www.stetson.edu/music-tickets.
Oct. 26-27: Holler-Ween-Fest at the Florida Agricultural Museum, 7900 Old Kings Rd., Palm Coast, 6:30 to 11 p.m., with a pumpkin patch, boo bash bounce house, story time, a bonfire, all sorts of games and treats and more, adults $15, kids ages 4-12, $10, and kids under 4, free. For information, call 386/447-4663 or 446-7630.
Oct. 26-27: Fields of Fear at Cowart Ranch and Farms, 8185 W. Highway 100
Bunnell, 7 to 11 p.m.
Oct. 27: First Aid & CPR/AED, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Palm Coast Fire Station 25, 1250 Belle Terre Pkwy., Palm Coast. This class is a 7-hour course (one hour for lunch) designed to meet OSHA regulations and teach administering CPR to children and adults, using an Automated External Defibrillator (AED), using a mask or barrier device, assisting with bleeding, broken bones. $50/person with pre-registration required by 9 a.m. Oct. 25. Sign up at www.palmcoastgov.com/cpr. More info: cprcertification@palmcoastgov.com or 386-986-2300.
Oct. 27: Surf Fishing from Beginner's to Advanced, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area at Flagler Beach, 3100 South Oceanshore Boulevard, Flagler Beach. Join our volunteer Andy Block, an avid fisherman for over 50 years, who will teach the basics of fishing off the beach in the ocean surf. Participants will learn tips on choosing fishing gear, bait and the best area and tides to fish in. We will be meeting at the beachside pavilion on the east side of the park. You can enjoy the beach after the program. $20 per person. Proceeds benefit FROGR--Friends of Gamble Rogers State Park. Registration is limited to the first 25 people. $5 per carload Park admission is not included. For more information please call (386) 517-2086 or visit our ranger station.
Oct. 27: The ninth annual bedrace: All Heroes and Villains are invited to join the fun for the ninth annual bedrace at Flagler Beach Veterans park at 3 p.m. This year the theme is all about saving (or destroying) the universe. Compete in the costume contest, build a bed and compete with your fellow Heroes and Legends for trophies and bragging rights, or just watch the fun. All proceeds will benefit youth programs in our county including our I Can Read program. For more information call the Flagler Volunteer Services office at 386-597-2950 or email flaglervolunteer@cfl.rr.com.
Oct. 27: Great Pianists at Stetson series, Alex McDonald, piano. Come hear acclaimed pianist Alex McDonald who has soloed with the Orquesta Sinfónica del Estado de México, the Louisiana Philharmonic, Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra and Utah Symphony Orchestra. His awards include second prize at the 2007 New Orleans International Piano Competition and second prize at the 2001 Gina Bachauer International Young Artist Piano Competition. In 2008, he was named a Harvey Fellow by the Mustard Seed Foundation. He will be performing a recital full of virtuosity and favorite works. Program highlights include Liszt’s dashing Rigoletto Paraphrase, a Nocturne by Chopin and Stravinsky’s thunderous Petrouchka. 7:30 p.m. Lee Chapel in Elizabeth Hall, 421 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand. 386-822-8950.
Oct. 27-28: 7th Annual Maze Days at Cowart Ranch and Farms, 8185 W. Highway 100 Bunnell, with a corn maze, barrel train, farm animals, a country store, a pumpkin patch and pony rides, $10 admission, children 3 and under free.
Oct. 28: 2nd Annual Party In Pink Zumbathon for Breast Cancer, in the gymnasium at Flagler Palm Coast High School from 3 to 5 p.m. Tickets can be purchased in advance online at https://www.zumba.com/en-US/event/view/mpowerpip for $20. More instructors, more fun prizes, and what could arguably be Zumba’s best year with regard to their release of new music. Last year’s event brought in 75 women spanning from Jacksonville to Daytona Beach, raising $1,125 for breast cancer research. “We’re looking to double that this year—the more participants we have, the more money we can raise for this cause,” says Melissa Mondello, Owner at MPower Fitness. Contact: Melissa Mondello, Co-Owner & Fitness Manager (MPower Fitness) at (386)445-2508 or Brandi Jaeger, President & Co-Founder (Crazy Sock Divas) at (386)585-0252.
Oct. 28: flagler county art leagueThe Flagler County Art League hosts its 40th Anniversary Lunch at 11:30 a.m. at the Hammock Beach Resort, 200 Ocean Crest Dr, Palm Coast, $48 per person. Call 386/986-4668 to reserve your spot.
Oct. 28: The African American Entrepreneurs Association presents a black-tie fundraising gala at 6 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn, 55 Town Center Boulevard, Palm Coast, at costs of $75 for individuals, $125 for couples, $500 for a table of eight. Call 234-2014.
Oct. 30-31: Hall of Terror – Tuesday, Oct. 30, 7-9 p.m., and Wednesday, Oct. 31, 7-10 p.m., at Fire Station 21, 9 Corporate Drive, Palm Coast (behind Kohl’s). Hall of Terror takes those who dare through a haunted house and show at Palm Coast Fire Station 21. Volunteer characters, many of whom are firefighters and other City employees, provide the scares. Free and no registration required. More info: 386-986-2300 or www.palmcoastgov.com/events.
Oct. 30: Stetson Sounds New XX: Hub New Music Quartet. HUB New Music is a distinctive chamber quartet that is “one of the most talked about younger contemporary classical ensembles” (Oregon ArtsWatch). They will present their "Soul House" program, featuring recent works by Judd Greenstein, Angelica Negrón, Daniel Wohl and Robert Honstein. For more information, visit: http://www.hubnewmusic.org/ 7:30 p.m. Lee Chapel in Elizabeth Hall 421 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand. 386-822-8950.
Oct. 31: 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.
Oct. 31: Stetson Woodwind Ensemble. Come for an exciting evening of music for clarinet choir, flute choir and saxophone ensembles in Stetson’s historic Lee Chapel. The 32-member clarinet choir will be performing works by European composers acquired at the recent International Clarinet Conference in Belgium. In honor of our Halloween concert date, the flute choir will be performing a program of “Magic and Mystery,” with pieces by Mozart, Lauridsen, Prokofiev and Grieg. 7:30 p.m. Lee Chapel in Elizabeth Hall, 421 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand. 386-822-8950.
Nov. 2: Stetson Homecoming Showcase Concert: This evening of music celebrates our tradition of musical excellence as demonstrated by our outstanding student musicians. The concert will feature a variety of student soloists and chamber ensembles, including a string quartet, chamber choir, guitar ensemble/quartet and a jazz combo. Please join us for this musical homecoming celebration. Welcome home! 6:30 p.m. Lee Chapel in Elizabeth Hall
421 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand. 386-822-8950 Complimentary admission, open to the public.
Nov. 3: Freedom Fest at the Flagler County Airport, with live music, fireworks, food, military aircraft, and free admission, brought to you by WNZF.
Nov. 4: US Navy Band Commodores Jazz Ensemble: America's Navy is coming to Daytona Beach, Florida, one of 19 cities in four states to host a performance by the United States Navy Band during its 2018 tour -- one of the signature outreach programs of the U.S. Navy. 7 p.m. At the Peabody Auditorium, 600 Auditorium Boulevard, Daytona Beach. Call 386/671-3462 or book tickets here.
Nov. 5: Flagler Cares, the coalition of health care and social services providers focusing on mental health and suicide prevention, meets at 3 p.m. in Classrooms A-B at Florida Hospital Flagler. The group will discuss health disparities with guest speaker Joseph Pepe, the Charlotte County Health Officer.
Nov. 6: General Election Day. Polls open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Nov. 6: The Flagler County Canvassing Board meets at noon and 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.
Nov. 6: Stetson Chamber Orchestra, Anthony Hose, conductor, Dan Ferri, saxophone. Stetson University’s saxophone professor, Dan Ferri, performs the Concerto for Stan Getz by Richard Rodney Bennett, one of the most challenging pieces in the repertoire. Also on the program will be Vivaldi’s exhilarating Concerto for Four Violins in B Minor and Hubert Parry’s Lady Radnor’s Suite. Lady Radnor had her own orchestra and commissioned this piece from Parry who died 100 years ago in 1918. 7:30 p.m. Lee Chapel in Elizabeth Hall, 421 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand. 386-822-8950 Admission: $10 adults, $5 youth and students and free for ages 12 and under. Tickets are available at the door or at www.stetson.edu/music-tickets.
Nov. 7: The Flagler Education Foundation leads one of its bi-monthly free tours of the school district's Classroom to Careers Flagship Programs. Each public school offers a unique Flagship Program, which allows students unique opportunities to discover paths that lead them from the classroom to career success. The tours visit one or two schools at a time, with student ambassadors that take the group on a guided tour of their programs. Community members are able to interact with the students, the Education Foundation, and school staff to ask questions about the programs. The goal is to inform the public of the programs students participate in from Kindergarten through high school. There are currently 23 programs spread over all nine traditional public schools. Anyone interested in participating may contact the Education Foundation's Shelley Wheeler at wheelers@flaglerschools.com or 386-437-8929 x1123, for the time and location to meet. Per school safety guidelines everyone will need to bring a picture ID to enter the schools. Today's tours: Buddy Taylor Middle School's agronomy, engineering and biotech program at 9:30 a.m., followed by Wadsworth Elementary's STEM program at 10:30 a.m.
Nov. 7: Quarterly Circuit 7 Community Alliance Meeting at at 2:30 p.m., Emergency Operations Center, 1769 E. Moody Blvd, Bldg. 3 (behind the Government Services Building), Bunnell.
Nov. 7: The St. Johns River Water Management District will holds the second of two community meetings on the Flagler County Wetland Restoration Project, designed to increase the amount of wetland area. 5:30 p.m. at Flagler Beach City Hall, 105 S. 2nd St., Flagler Beach. See the webpage, www.sjrwmd.com/facts/flagler-wetland-restoration-project/, updating the project. For input, write at FlaglerRestoration@sjrwmd.com. The wetland restoration project will consist of moving piles of spoil back into man-made ditches and grading the material to the elevation that matches nearby remnants of natural wetland. The project will return dozens of acres of ditches and spoil piles to functional wetland that will yield food for fish and wildlife, filter and clean water, and provide other benefits.
Nov. 7: Stetson Jazz Ensemble, Patrick Hennessey, director. The Stetson Jazz Ensemble presents a program as varied as the whims of fall, beginning with the rhythmic fascinations of George Gershwin, an “Invitation” for “Alexander’s Ragtime Band” to the stage, and wrapping up the evening with a classic powerhouse from the genius of Leonard Bernstein, “Prelude, Fugue and Riffs.” Selections from the Count Basie Orchestra, Rob McConnell and his Boss Brass, the Stan Kenton Orchestra, Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band and the Toshiko Akiyoshi-Lew Tabackin Big Band will also highlight the performance.
7:30 p.m. Athens Theatre, DeLand. 124 N. Florida Ave., DeLand. 386-822-8950. Admission: $10 adults, $5 youth and students and free for ages 12 and under. Tickets are available at the door or at www.stetson.edu/music-tickets.


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