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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.
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 Index141
The OED’s Word of the Day: ging, n..
The Live Community Calendar
Today’s jail bookings.

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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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April 25: Flagler's Emergency Management staff holds its multi-jurisdictional quarterly Local Mitigation Strategy public meeting to discuss grant funding, ongoing project progress and updates to Community Rating System program implementation efforts. Anybody interested in attending the meeting or wishing to learn more about mitigation is encouraged to attend or contact the county’s mitigation planner. Emergency Operations Center, Training Room A 1769 E. Moody Blvd., Bldg 3 Bunnell, 9:30 a.m.
April 25: The Flagler County Economic Opportunity Advisory Council meets at 9 a.m. in board chambers at the Government Services Building, Bunnell. Daytona State College President Tom LoBasso and Flagler Superintendent Jim Tager are presenting.
April 25: The Flagler County Parks and Recreation Advisory Board meets at 10 a.m. in the First Floor Conference Room, 1769 E. Moody Blvd., Bldg. 2, Bunnell.
April 25: Daytona State College hosts a health fair featuring dozens of varied healthcare providers signed up, giving the college’s health science students the opportunity to take their studies to the next level – a job. DSC’s spring Health Sciences Job Fair is scheduled from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Hosseini Center on the Daytona Beach Campus located at 1200 W. International Speedway Blvd.
All are welcome. If you or someone you know is seeking employment or an opportunity in health care that is a better fit for your skills, you're invited. Participating employers include: John Knox Village, Home Instead Senior Care, Visiting Angels, Halifax Health, SMA Behavioral Health Services, Covance Clinical Research, Florida Hospital, Seaside Health and Rehab, ResCare Home Care, Confident Care Home Health and more. While the fair is open to the public, it is exclusively geared toward those seeking careers in healthcare. DSC health sciences alumni are especially invited to attend. For additional information, contact Dean Howe, (386) 506-3379 or Dean.Howe@DaytonaState, or visit DaytonaState.edu/career_services.
April 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.
April 25: Adams, Cameron & Co., Realtors, marks its grand opening with a ribbon-cutting at 4 p.m. at the Flagler County Chamber of Commerce, 20 Airport Road, Suite B.



April 25-28: Matanzas High School presents "Shrek: The Musical," featuring Matanzas's drama students and live music accompanying 19 songs, performed by Matanzas High and Flagler Youth Orchestra musicians. The April 25 show at 7 p.m. is for friends and family members, actual opening night is April 26 for the 7 p.m. show. April 27 and 28 also have 7 p.m. shows, plus a 2 p.m. matinee on April 28. Tickets are $11. Click here for tickets.
April 25: Stetson Jazz Ensemble, Patrick Hennessey, director, 7:30 p.m. Athens Theatre, 124 N. Florida Avenue, DeLand, $10 adult, $5 youth and student, no charge for 12 and younger. Tickets available at the door or at www.stetson.edu/music-tickets.
April 25: Mummenschanz: You and Me. Swiss theatre troupe, Mummenschanz, quietly claims over four decades of widespread success with its popular, surreal mime and prop-puppetry vignettes. Globally praised for their intricately choreographed skits, intermingling bizarre masks and shapes, with a dramatic play of light and shadow, this group brings its newest tour, “you & me” to Daytona Beach in 2018— an astonishing family treat for children of all ages. 7:30 p.m. At the Peabody Auditorium, 600 Auditorium Boulevard, Daytona Beach. Call 386/671-3462 or book tickets here, tickets from $23 to $45.
April 26: The Palm Coast Beautification and Environmental Advisory Committee meets at 5 p.m. at City Hall in Town Center.
April 26: The Flagler Beach City Commission meets at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall. Commissioners will review their 2nd quarter budget.
April 26: ROTC awards ceremony at the Flagler Auditorium, 6 p.m.
April 26: Farm Swap & Music Jam at the Florida Agricultural Museum: Fresh local produce, arts and crafts, soaps and oils, homemade gifts, and unique finds, Local Folk Music Jam, bring your instruments and play along. Every Thursday 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Florida Agricultural Museum parking lot 7900 Old Kings Road North, Palm Coast. Call 386-446-7630.
April 26: The Sea Turtle Hospital at Whitney Lab offers tours on the second and fourth Thursday of the month and second Saturday of the month at 10 a.m. Cost is $15 per person. There is a limit of 10 people per tour. Reservations are required. To make a reservation, email turtletours@whitney.ufl.edu or contact: Event Contact: 904-461-4000.
April 26-29: USA Gymnastics hosts its Xcel Regional Gymnastics meet for Region 8 at the Ocean Center. Region 8 includes competitors from Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. This competition is open to spectators. Admission is $20 for adults and $10 for children. For more information, visit www.region8gymnastics.org. Ocean Center, 101 N. Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach. Phone: 386-254-4500.
April 27: The Scenic A1A PRIDE Committee meets at 9 a.m. at the Hammock Community Center, 79 Mala Compra Rd. off A1A. Committee chairman Dennis Clark is expected to discuss targeting commercial growth in the Hammock.
April 27-28: flagler sports fishing club logo22nd Annual Spring Classic Fishing Tournament, benefiting the Palm Coast chapter of the Disabled American Veterans (DAV). The Captains Meeting is on Friday at 7 p.m. with registration and a silent auction beginning at 5:30 p.m., followed by a mandatory Captain's meeting at 7 p.m. at the Beach Front Grille, 2444 S. Oceanshore Blvd., Flagler Beach. The Fishing Tournament is Saturday, Checkout 7 to 8 a.m. at Bing's Landing, Under the SR 100 Bridge, High Bridge, or Dunlawton Ramp. Weigh-in Location: Hidden Treasures under 100 Bridge. Time: 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Contact Person: Chuck Radloff- (386) 569-1584. Cost is $60 for non-members ($65 after April 4/25) and $55 for member's ($60 after 4/25). Click here for the detailed flier or contact us for more info, or visit the website.
April 27-29: "South Pacific," the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, is in its final weekend at the Flagler Playhouse featuring many of the duo's most memorable songs such as Bali Ha’I, I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Outta My Hair, There is Nothing Like A Dame, I’m In Love With a Wonderful Guy, and Some Enchanted Evening. The musical tells of two heartwarming love stories set on an island paradise during World War II, and threatened by prejudice and war. Friday and Saturday shows at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m. The Flagler Playhouse is at 301 East Moody Blvd, Bunnell. Book online here.
April 27: Stetson University Symphony Orchestra, Anthony Hose, conductor, 7:30 p.m. Lee Chapel in Elizabeth Hall 421 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand, with a Pre-concert talk by Daniil Zavlunov, musicologist, 6:30 – 7:00 p.m. Tinsley Room in Presser Hall. $10 adult, $5 youth and student, no charge for 12 and younger. Tickets available at the door or at www.stetson.edu/music-tickets.
April 28: A1A Cleanup: Please pickup your vest, bags, and gloves and assignments at the North pavilion at Bings Landing starting at 7:30 a.m. Please drop off filled bags at the N/E corner of 16th Road and A1A. When finished, please return your vest and join us for refreshments at the North pavilion. Thanks for your help. Contact Barbara and John Harper: 386/447-5805.
April 28: motown revue“Motown, the Revue,” 3 p.m. at First Church of Palm Coast (91 Old Kings Road North, Palm Coast). The show will feature the sounds of Motown in a live music/dinner theater, showcasing Nathaniel Shropshire III, Drickus Horne, Francesca Scott, Jessica Rogers and LaTasha Platt. The Gospel/Jazz Cafe artists will build the chart-dominated performance. Tickets at $30 per person. Call 386/446-5759 to buy them.
April 28: National Prescription Drug Take Back Day: The front lobby of the Flagler Beach Police Department will be open on Saturday, April 28, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in support of “National Prescription Drug Take Back Day”. The Police Department is located at 204 South Flagler Avenue, one (1) block south of SR100 on the east side of the Moody/SR100 Bridge. This one day event will provide residents and/or visitors with a no cost, anonymous collection of unwanted and/or expired medicines and this initiative is a collaboration between your local Police Department and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). This one day event supplements ongoing efforts to safely collect and dispose of prescription medications with the city's Drug Collection Unit. If you have any questions about National “Prescription Drug Take Back Day”, please feel free to contact Chief Doughney at (386) 517-2024.
April 28: Menopause, the Musical: This hilarious musical parody staged to classic tunes from the '60s, '70s and '80s will have you cheering and dancing in the aisles. See what millions of women worldwide have been laughing about for 14 years. 7:40 p.m. at the Flagler Auditorium, 5500 East Hwy 100, Palm Coast, call 386-437-7547. Tickets are $46.95.
April 28: 8th Annual Mutt Strutt: Race to the beach to enjoy the only day of the year that dogs are allowed on Daytona Beach's sands. This special occasion is only available to those who join Halifax Humane Society at the 8th Annual Mutt Strutt 5K at 9 a.m., with registration at 8 at the Daytona Beach Bandshell & Beach Area. Leashed and well-behaved dogs are also welcome to join the 5K fun run/walk! The entry fee for the 5K is only $5 (pre-registered, $10 on-site), but participants are encouraged to create or join a walk team to raise donations for the HHS animals. Pre-registered participants at $25/person will receive a complimentary drink ticket, a raffle ticket, and 8th Annual Mutt Strutt T-Shirt. ($30 on-site). All proceeds from the event benefit the animals of Halifax Humane Society. For more information, please contact Jennifer Horton at (386) 274-4703 ext. 328.
April 29: The 22nd Annual Taste of St. Augustine Festival: This event has grown to be the city’s premiere outdoor food festival, featuring exciting “tastes” from over 20 of St. Augustine’s famous restaurants. A live music festival all day, special children's area and a culinary marketplace add to the fun and excitement. Location: St. Augustine Amphitheatre, 1340C A1A South, St. Augustine, 32080. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/ATasteOfStAugustine or https://www.visitstaugustine.com/event/taste-st-augustine.
May 1: WNZF marks its 10th anniversary with a celebration from 4 to 6 p.m. at the radio station, 2405 East Moody Boulevard, Bunnell, with free prizes, live music, a live broadcast and food catered by the Matanzas High School culinary arts students. RSVP to maryadams@flaglerbroadcasting.com.
May 1: flagler sports fishing club logoFlagler Sportfishing Club Monthly Member Meeting: Just in time for the club's members-only surf tournament, Noel Kuhn, a Florida Pro, will be the guest speaker for the May monthly meeting. Noel is the founding member of Florida Surfcasters Club and has been surf fishing for 40 years. In addition, he is a tournament winner and a native of Jacksonville. He is also a guide for groups, families, and individuals. The quick tips speaker will be club member Ron Gorney, talking about how to catch a blue fish. Quick Tips begins at 7 p.m., followed by the meeting at 7:30 at the VFW on Old Kings Rd. in Palm Coast. See the flier here.
May 2: The window for bids closes at 2 p.m. for the sale of the Flagler County School Board's 1 Corporate Drive land off Palm Coast Parkway, as surplus property. See the legal ad here. The board has previously sought to sell the land, but without success.
May 2: flagler youth orchestra concertThe Flagler Youth Orchestra's five ensembles are all in concert at the Flagler Auditorium at 7 p.m. Tickets are $8 for those 18 and older. Younger people pay $3. $1 of each adult ticket goes toward the auditorium's Arts in Education fund. Keep in mind, the Youth Orchestra has not increased the ticket prices. Rather, the Auditorium now charges a steep "ticketing fee" that has resulted in the higher prices. That fee does not benefit the orchestra. Buy tickets online easily here.
May 3: Farm Swap & Music Jam at the Florida Agricultural Museum: Fresh local produce, arts and crafts, soaps and oils, homemade gifts, and unique finds, Local Folk Music Jam, bring your instruments and play along. Every Thursday 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Florida Agricultural Museum parking lot 7900 Old Kings Road North, Palm Coast. Call 386-446-7630.
May 3: Jerry Seinfeld is at the Times Union Center for the Performing Arts's Moran Theatre at 7 p.m. Tickets start at $38. 300 West Water Street, Jacksonville, book here.
May 4: 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.
May 4-6: Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival, 102 Centre St, Fernandina Beach, FL (Amelia Island). The Shrimp Festival will have over 400 booths of arts, crafts, antiques, collectibles, sponsors, food booths, and other vendors on display. Artistic disciplines include ceramics, jewelry, photography, metal works, woodworking, paintings and more. While the festival's waterfront activities and Kid's Fun Zone open at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, May 4, 2018, the arts and craft booths will be open on Saturday, May 5th, from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and Sunday, May 6th, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
May 4-13: St. Augustine's Romanza Festivale of the Arts: An extraordinary celebration of arts and culture, the Festivale showcases St. Augustine’s music, dance, theater, art, cuisine, heritage and romance. Featured are concerts, street fairs, the Romanza Parade, plays, re-enactments, lectures, workshops, tours, exquisite dining opportunities and much more. Location: Downtown St. Augustine, 32084. For more information, visit www.visitsaintaugustine.com/topics/romanza.
May 5:Moonrise Brewry at European Village is open, busy and frothy, though not yet serving its very own beer: the license is on its way. (c FlaglerLive) Moonrise Brewing Company at Palm Coast's European Village marks its grand opening at noon with its own new beers, complementary BBQ from noon to 3 p.m., live music all day, and other festivities.
May 5: The annual Arbor Day Celebration is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Central Park in Town Center, 975 Central Ave., Palm Coast. Admission and all activities and entertainment are free; refreshments and products from vendors will be available for purchase. Details are at www.palmcoastgov.com/ArborDay. Arbor Day is a nationally celebrated observance that encourages tree planting and tree care. “Feed a Mouth, Get a Tree, Grow a Community!” is Palm Coast’s theme. Attendees can exchange canned food or pet food items for a free three-gallon native hardwood tree. Come early for the tree – one tree per household, while quantities last. Master Certified Arborist Danny Lippi of Advanced Tree Care in St. Augustine will be in the Tree Tent from 9 a.m. to noon offering free guidance on proper pruning, placement, planting and root shaving techniques. The Native Butterfly Release will be at 11 a.m. at center stage. Create pinecone bird feeders, paint wood snakes and rocks, and plant seeds for butterfly-attracting plants at the large children’s activity tent. There'll be plenty of other activities. Back by popular demand is the free paper-shredding service, so bring your old documents for professional shredding! Plan to take advantage of this hands-free, uncomplicated process as totes will be wheeled to your car to help unload your paper and bring it to a chute that dumps all of it into a shredder.
May 5-6: Fund-raising yard sale to benefit Community Cats of Palm Coast, at 17 Fernham Lane. Donations can be dropped off there anytime or contact 386-237-7690 and we can arrange a pickup. Anything but heavy furniture.
May 5: The Gridiron Cooking Challenge at EverBank Field in jacksonville, an event free and open to the public, features among other contestants Bunnell Elementary School's Chris Boykin, 11, Kameran Gordon, 12, Kaleb Perdue, 12, and Carlos Almeida, 12 (all are sixth graders). You can reserve your tickets here. The Dairy Council of Florida works with schools, health professionals, social service agencies and others to educate Floridians on the health benefits of milk and other nutrient-rich dairy foods. Dairy Council of Florida programs are funded by Florida Dairy Farmers, which represents more than 120 dairy farming families throughout the state. For more information, call 800-516-4443 or visit www.floridamilk.com.
May 6: The Rotary Club of Flagler Beach hosts the 15th Annual Cycle Flagler Ride for Rotary charity. The event supports Rotary's local and international projects. The start – or ‘kickstands up’, as well as the post-event festivities and food, will take place at the Flagler Executive Airport. The Airport is located at 201 Airport Rd, Palm Coast. Kick off is at 8 a.m. (with an optional 7 a.m. start for Century riders) at the Flagler Executive Airport and will offer a variety of ride distances ranging from 25 to 100 miles through some of the area's most scenic roads. Registration and sponsorship opportunities for both events are available at flaglerbeachrotary.org. Day before packet pickup is May 5 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Flagler County Executive Airport.
May 6: 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: Mozart’s String Quartet in A Major, K. 464 and Smetana’s String Quartet No. 1 in E minor, “From My Life.”

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Palm Coast Construction and Development Progress Reports

Updates of ongoing permitting, construction and development projects in Palm Coast usually run here, along with a link to the city’s Week in Review. But the Week in Review, under the guise of being modernized, has become flashier and power-point like while becoming less substantive and dumbed down. We may or may not link to it in future. Here’s a summary of the latest developments as of Oct. 6

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