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Veterans Weekend Briefing: Other Desert Cities, Plaza Suite, Creekside Festival, Veterans’ Time, Bolton, Berlioz and Roth

| November 10, 2017

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The cast of ‘Other Desert Cities,’ the dark comedy opening at City Repertory Theatre in Palm Coast Friday, starring John Pope, Sharon Resnikoff, Anne Kraft, Sue Pope and Beau Wade, and directed by John Sbordone, top center. See below for details. (© Mike Kitaif)

Weekend: Breezy, cloudy, cool, highs in the 70s, lows in the low 60s. Details here.
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“In the beginning, Linnaeus intended only to give each plant a genus named a number-Convolvulus 1, Convolvulus 2, and so on-but soon realized that that was unsatisfactory and hit on the binomial arrangement that remains at the heart of the system to this day. The intention originally was to use the binomial system for everything-rocks, minerals, diseases, winds, whatever existed in nature. Not everyone embraced the system warmly. Many were disturbed by it’s tendency toward indelicacy, which was slightly ironic as before Linnaeus the common names of many plants and animals had been heartily vulgar. The dandelion was long popularly known as the “pissabed” because of it’s supposed diuretic properties, and other names in everyday use included mare’s fart, naked ladies, twitch-ballock, hound’s piss, open arse and bum-towel. One or two of these earthy appellations may unwittingly survive in English, yet. The “maidenhair” in maidenhair moss, for instance does not refer to the hair on the maiden’s head. At all events, it had long been felt that the natural sciences would be appreciably dignified by a dose of classical renaming,m so there was a certain dismay in discovering that the self-appointed Prince of Botany had sprinkled his texts with such designations as Clitoria,Fornicata, and Vulva. ”

–Bill Bryson, from “A Short History of Nearly Everything” (2003) [Click on the image or the link to buy the book]

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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.

No school Friday, and government offices are closed in observance of Veterans Day.



wnzfFree For All Fridays: Host David Ayres welcomes Laura Gilvarry and Florida Hospital Flagler Foundation board chairman Tony Papandrea to talk about diabetes, Carl Laundrie to talk about the Creekside Festival and Veterans Day activities, and Gayatri Debi, a physician who just published “The Spectrum of Hope: An Optimistic and New Approach to Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias,” with a commentary by FlaglerLive Editor Pierre Tristam, all starting just after 9 a.m.

Friday: Flagler County Veterans Day Ceremony: at 10 a.m., featuring Army National Guard Brigadier General Mike Canzoneri. Canzoneri, assistant adjutant general, commands nearly 10,000 soldiers and has management authority over all Florida Army National Guard programs. He is a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom, where he served as the Executive Officer for the 3-124th Infantry Battalion, and led Operation Inspired Gambit in Pakistan as the commander of the 1-153rd Cavalry Squadron. The “Flagler County Colonel Gary E. DeKay Veteran of the Year” award recipient will be announced. Participating groups include: American Legion Post 115, Amvets Post 113, DAV Chapter 86, Italian American War Veterans Post 7, Marine Corps League 876, Military Officers Association of America, Military Order of the Purple Heart 808, Flagler County Veterans Service Office, VFW Post 8696, and the Knights of Columbus 2264 Color Corps, as well as local Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts. The event will be held at the flagpole of the Government Services Building, 1769 E. Moody Boulevard, Bunnell.

County Commission Chairman George Hanns, an Army sergeant, was master of ceremonies at today's commemoration of Veterans Day. (© FlaglerLive)

County Commission Chairman George Hanns, an Army sergeant, was master of ceremonies at today’s commemoration of Veterans Day. (© FlaglerLive)

Friday: The Flagler County Public Library Palm Coast Branch holds a White Table Ceremony at noon to honor service men and women who are prisoners of war or missing in action. (There are currently no known Americans who are prisoners of war, from any war, including Vietnam, Korea and both Gulf wars.) The ceremony represents the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines held prisoner or missing in action from all wars. While it is applicable for missing-in-action soldiers, the ceremony also perpetuates the false notion that there are POWs. The library is located at 2500 Palm Coast Parkway Northwest. The table and ceremony script will remain set up at the library through Monday, November 13.

Friday, Saturday, Sunday: Palm Coast’s City Repertory Theatre presents Jon Robin Baitz’s “Other Desert Cities,” by the playwright who wrote for the critically acclaimed TV shows “The West Wing” and “Brothers and Sisters.” The play was a finalist for the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for drama. Set in 2004 in Palm Springs, Calif., “Other Desert Cities” tells the story of a writer who upsets her conservative parents when she visits them and announces she is writing a family memoir – one that will explore the suicide of her older brother Henry, a protestor who was involved in the bombing of an Army recruiting center during the Vietnam War. At 7:30 p.m. Nov. 10-11 and 17-18, and at 2:30 p.m. Nov. 12 and 19 at City Repertory Theatre’s venue in City Market Place, 160 Cypress Point Parkway, Suite B207, Palm Coast. Tickets are $20 adults, $15 students. For more information or tickets, call the CRT box office at 386-585-9415 or easily book tickets online here.

Friday, Saturday, Sunday: plaza suite“Plaza Suite,” the Neil Simon comedy, at the Flagler Playhouse. Three couples successively occupy Suite 719 at the Plaza Hotel, New York City. A wry tale of a marriage in tatters, followed by the exploits of a Hollywood producer looking for sexual diversion, and finally, a couple fighting to persuade their nervous daughter to leave the safety of the bathroom and go to the hotel’s ballroom to get married. This funny yet thought provoking show has become a classic. To book tickets, go online (flaglerplayhouse.org) or call the Box Office (386-586-0773) while tickets are still available. Nov. 10 and 11 at 7:30 p.m., Nov. 12 at 2 p.m. The playhouse is at 301 E Moody Blvd, Bunnell.

Friday, Saturday, Sunday: The Jacksonville Symphony under the direction of Fabio Mechetti and the Jacksonville Symphony Chorus perform Gabriel Faure’s Requiem and Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique in three concerts–8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday–at jacoby Hall, tickets are $19 to $74. Robert E. Jacoby Symphony Hall 300 Water St Jacksonville. Book here.

John boltonFriday: John Bolton, who briefly served as U.S. Ambassador during the second Bush administration, is the keynote speaker at the Flagler County Republican Executive Committee Lincoln Day Dinner, at the Hammock Beach Resort, 200 Ocean Crest Drive, Palm Coast, 6:30 p.m.

Friday: Soul Fire performs at the Columbian Club of Flagler County from 7 to 10 p.m. $10 per person. For reservations call the club at 446-5632. At the Knights of Columbus Hall, 51 N Old Kings Rd, Palm Coast.

Friday: Dine and Dance on the Deck: from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Oceanside Bar and Grill’s upper deck in Flagler Beach, tickets are $40. It’s a fund-raiser for the Flagler Beach Museum. Contact Denise at 386/283-0530 or see the museum’s website.

Saturday: Palm Coast marks Veterans Day in a ceremony at 8 a.m. at Heroes Memorial Park, 2860 Palm Coast Pkwy. NW, Palm Coast (1/2 mile west of the Flagler County Library). Speakers include U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis, who represents District 6 and is exploring a run for governor; Col. Jack Howell of the Military Order of the Purple Heart Chapter 808; Edward Beier of American Legion Post 115; and Palm Coast Mayor Milissa Holland. Tributes to members of the armed forces will include a presentation of wreaths by local veteran organizations, with World War II veterans 1st Sgt. Michael “Mickey” Owens (U.S. Army) and Corp. Hal Mettee (U.S. Army Air Corps) as special guests participating in this year’s wreath ceremony.

Saturday, Sunday: The annual Creekside Festival at Princess Place Preserve, sponsored by the Flagler County Chamber of Commerce (the event is its annual fund-raiser), $7 per carload, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. (Note: the festival was rescheduled from Oct. 7-8).

Saturday: Harvest Time at Fort Mose. See historical interpretations of 18th-century harvest time and food ways in colonial Spanish Florida at Fort Mose. Fort Mose Historic State Park is the site of the first, legally sanctioned free black settlement in the continental U.S., established in 1738. Location: Fort Mose State Park, 15 Fort Mose Trail, St. Augustine. For more information, call (877) 352-4478 or visit www.floridastateparks.org/park/Fort-Mose.

Sunday: Rick de Yampert, the arts and culture writer for FlaglerLive, presents a program on agnosticism at 10:30 a.m. Sunday Nov. 12 at the Community Unitarian Universalist Church, 403 West St., New Smyrna Beach. His talk is titled “Agnosticism — The World’s Largest Religion . . . and God Is OK with That.” Prior to the service, he also will perform on sitar beginning at 10:15 a.m. Information: 386-334-2752 or dbcuuc.org.

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

  • 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.

State offices are closed Friday.

 

—-Compiled by the News Service of Florida and FlaglerLive

 

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

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July 20: Lunch N’ Lecture Series 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Palm Coast Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Pkwy. NE. This month: “Hurricane Preparedness” with the Palm Coast Fire Department. The lecture and lunch are free, but pre-registration is required (while space available) by 11 a.m. July 18: www.palmcoastgov.com/register. More info: 386-986-2323.
July 20: Dive-In Movies 8 p.m. gates open and 8:30 p.m. movie at Frieda Zamba Swimming Pool, 339 Parkview Drive, Palm Coast. Families and friends share fun watching a movie on the giant outdoor movie screen, while floating around in the pool. July’s flick is Spider-Man: Homecoming. Admission is $2 adults/$1 children. More info: 386-986-4741.
July 21: Tour de Palm Coast, leaving at 8 a.m. from Palm Coast Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Pkwy. NE. The “Tour” will take riders along the scenic route of St. Joe Walkway and back. No registration required. Please bring water and wear a helmet. More info: 386-986-2323.
July 21: Parks & Rec Open House 10 a.m.-1 p.m., at the Palm Coast Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Pkwy, NE. Enjoy a jam-packed day filled with fun for the whole family. Activities include Zumba classes, self-defense classes, group crafts, games, raffles and so much more! There is no registration for this event. More info: 386-986-2323.
July 23: Matthew Nesbitt, 44, of Palm Coast's P Section, goes on trial on eight charges, including three charges of aggravated assault on a police officer and a charge of offense against a police dog, starting with jury selection, before Judge Terence Perkins in Courtroom 401 at the Flagler County Courthouse, 9 a.m. (Case 2017CF001004)
July 23: Election Candidates' Hobnob hosted by the Flagler County Chamber of Commerce from 6 to 8 p.m. Free to the public. At the Palm Coast Community Center. The Flagler Hob Nob will be similar to an old fashioned political rally with an expectation of at least 400 guests attending. The purpose of Hob Nob is to give Chamber members and local residents an opportunity to meet with candidates and representatives from their campaigns on a one-to-one basis. The Chamber will invite all candidates appearing on the 2018 ballots to rent tabletop space for $150. Candidates will be assigned tables on a first come first served basis. Proceeds will support Chamber voter education and government affairs initiatives, including the organization’s 2019 Flagler Volusia Public Leadership Institute (FVPLI).
July 23: 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.
July 25: 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.
July 27: Florida Hospital Flagler Health Screening Event 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Palm Coast Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Pkwy, NE. Florida Hospital Flagler, our official Health & Wellness event partner, is offering a FREE health screening event in support of July is Parks and Recreation Month. Services will include, pulse, blood pressure, height/weight, BMI, etc. There is no registration for this event. More info: 386-986-2323.
July 27-29: The Flagler Playhouse features The Wizard of Oz, Young Performers Edition, a production of its summer-camp students, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday bat 2 p.m. (two shows on Saturday). The Flagler Playhouse, 301 E. Moody Blvd., Bunnell. Call the box office at 386-586-0773 or visit the website for tickets here.
July 30: dante mobleyCircuit Judge Terence Perkins sentences Dante Mobley, a sex offender found guilty of statutory rape and sentenced in 2014 to five years in prison followed by 10 years' sex-offender probation. He served his sentence, with credit for time served and 15 percent early release for good behavior, but was re-arrested on April 12 on a probation violation. Mobley, 35, a resident of 611 South Bacher Street in Bunnell, generated a series of violations, including losing his $900 court-issued tracking bracelet, a failure to report, and living within 1,000 feet of a place where children gather. Mobley has been at the county jail since his re-arrest. The sentencing is at 1:30 p.m. in Courtroom 401.
July 30: Today at 4:30 p.m. is the deadline if you intend to change political party ahead of the primary election on Aug. 28.
Aug. 3: Flagler County Drug Court's steering and advisory committee meets at 9 a.m. in courtroom 401 at the Flagler County Courthouse.
Aug. 3: 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.
Aug. 8-9: 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 fourth 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.
Aug. 10: 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: Logic and Accuracy Testing of the Voting Equipment.
Aug. 10: Movies in the Park, 8 p.m. in Central Park at Town Center, 975 Central Ave., Palm Coast. Families will enjoy “Beauty and the Beast” on the park’s giant outdoor movie screen. Bring your blanket, lawn chairs and snacks and invite your friends and neighbors to join you at this free, monthly family activity offered by Palm Coast Parks & Recreation and Flagler Schools. More info: 386-986-2323 and www.palmcoastgov.com/movies.
Aug. 11: Motown Magic 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.
>♦ Aug. 11: joseph colonJoseph Colon, the 34-year-old man facing a first-degree murder charge in the death of Palm Coast resident Savannah DeAngelis, 23, is scheduled for a 9 a.m. pre-trial before Circuit Judge Terence Perkins in Courtroom 401 at the Flagler County courthouse. DeAngelis overdosed on drugs Colon is accused to have supplied her shortly before her death.
Aug. 15: 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. 17: Sen. John Cronyn, the Texas Republican, is the featured speaker at Flagler County Republicans' Lincoln Day Dinner at 5:30 p.m. at Hammock Beach Resort. Tickets are $100 until July 11, then $175 per person.

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